Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Google Cloud Platform skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Google Cloud Platform over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 522 698
Rank change year-on-year +293 +176 -12
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 1,274 393 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.50% 2.51% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 283 134
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £381 £315 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £632
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% -7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
UK median hourly rate £28.72 £27.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.72 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -17.96% - -

Google Cloud Platform is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,181 15,671 12,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.41% 15.64% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,971 10,815 8,267
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £305 £270 £275
90th Percentile £649 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 224 184
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.81 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +10.84% -18.08%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £59.00 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% -24.44%

Google Cloud Platform
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Google Cloud Platform as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform.

Contractor daily rate trend for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +275 1,206 £550 +10.00% 590
London +238 878 £550 +4.76% 366
UK excluding London +165 367 £500 +11.11% 248
South East +30 92 £525 +5.00% 60
North of England +58 88 £550 +4.76% 73
Midlands +38 68 £475 +58.33% 16
West Midlands +14 55 £500 +66.67% 14
Yorkshire +34 50 £450 -5.26% 25
South West -4 45 £488 +14.71% 40
East of England +29 35 £550 +22.22% 35
Scotland +5 29 £431 -13.75% 12
North West +5 24 £600 +9.09% 33
East Midlands - 16 £600 - 2
North East +10 14 £600 - 15
Wales -6 14 £631 - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 - 7

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Google Cloud Platform also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Google Cloud Platform.

1 930 (73.00%) Google
2 823 (64.60%) Amazon AWS
3 534 (41.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 500 (39.25%) DevOps
5 445 (34.93%) Python
6 444 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
7 402 (31.55%) Docker
8 363 (28.49%) Kubernetes
9 343 (26.92%) Java
10 293 (23.00%) Linux
11 279 (21.90%) Jenkins
12 278 (21.82%) Ansible
13 260 (20.41%) SQL
14 245 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
14 245 (19.23%) Terraform
15 207 (16.25%) JavaScript
16 200 (15.70%) TDD
17 191 (14.99%) Finance
18 178 (13.97%) Microservices
19 168 (13.19%) Puppet
20 159 (12.48%) Node.js
21 156 (12.24%) BigQuery
22 154 (12.09%) Git (software)
23 147 (11.54%) Scrum
24 146 (11.46%) Big Data
25 140 (10.99%) Configuration Management
26 136 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
27 132 (10.36%) .NET
28 129 (10.13%) Analytics
28 129 (10.13%) React

Google Cloud Platform
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 102 (8.01%) Apache Spark
2 95 (7.46%) Apache
3 72 (5.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 70 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 43 (3.38%) nginx
7 36 (2.83%) Confluence
8 35 (2.75%) IIS
9 32 (2.51%) OpenStack
10 31 (2.43%) WebSphere
11 27 (2.12%) Jetty
11 27 (2.12%) Mongrel
12 22 (1.73%) Apache Airflow
13 16 (1.26%) JBoss
14 15 (1.18%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.55%) SAS
16 4 (0.31%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.24%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.78%) Fireworks
4 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.39%) HipChat
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) SPSS
8 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.078%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 823 (64.60%) Amazon AWS
2 534 (41.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (6.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 68 (5.34%) GitHub
5 67 (5.26%) Google App Engine
6 62 (4.87%) PaaS
7 49 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (3.53%) Serverless
9 44 (3.45%) IaaS
9 44 (3.45%) OpenShift
10 39 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (2.59%) Office 365
12 32 (2.51%) npm
13 31 (2.43%) Google Analytics
14 30 (2.35%) Heroku
15 25 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 24 (1.88%) G Suite
16 24 (1.88%) SaaS
17 22 (1.73%) Amazon S3
18 21 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.32%) DNS
2 49 (3.85%) HTTP
2 49 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.61%) Firewall
4 45 (3.53%) SSL
5 35 (2.75%) DHCP
6 34 (2.67%) IPsec
6 34 (2.67%) VPN
7 29 (2.28%) FTP
8 19 (1.49%) Internet
9 15 (1.18%) Network Security
10 14 (1.10%) LAN
11 13 (1.02%) WAN
12 10 (0.78%) BGP
12 10 (0.78%) OSPF
13 9 (0.71%) MPLS
14 8 (0.63%) WLAN
15 6 (0.47%) SMS
15 6 (0.47%) SSH
15 6 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (12.24%) BigQuery
2 146 (11.46%) Big Data
3 106 (8.32%) Hadoop
4 102 (8.01%) NoSQL
5 81 (6.36%) SQL Server
6 59 (4.63%) MongoDB
7 56 (4.40%) Relational Database
8 40 (3.14%) MySQL
9 37 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (2.67%) Apache Hive
11 32 (2.51%) HBase
12 30 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 30 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (2.12%) Bigtable
13 27 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.57%) Cloud Spanner
15 19 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (1.41%) Looker
16 18 (1.41%) Power BI
17 17 (1.33%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 279 (21.90%) Jenkins
2 154 (12.09%) Git (software)
3 86 (6.75%) JIRA
4 67 (5.26%) Maven
5 64 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 63 (4.95%) Selenium
7 57 (4.47%) Travis CI
8 52 (4.08%) GitLab
9 45 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 36 (2.83%) Vagrant
11 35 (2.75%) Ant
11 35 (2.75%) Bitbucket
12 29 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (2.04%) webpack
14 25 (1.96%) SonarQube
15 24 (1.88%) Artifactory
15 24 (1.88%) Visual Studio
16 23 (1.81%) SpecFlow
17 21 (1.65%) Gerrit
18 20 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 191 (14.99%) Finance
2 96 (7.54%) Banking
3 34 (2.67%) Retail
4 31 (2.43%) Marketing
4 31 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.57%) Games
6 16 (1.26%) Publishing
7 12 (0.94%) Advertising
7 12 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.71%) Law
9 8 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.47%) Electronics
10 6 (0.47%) Legal
11 5 (0.39%) Automotive
11 5 (0.39%) Back Office
11 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.31%) Billing
13 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 375 (29.43%) Developer
2 267 (20.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 164 (12.87%) Architect
4 111 (8.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 98 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 94 (7.38%) Data Engineer
7 72 (5.65%) Java Developer
8 63 (4.95%) Senior Developer
9 60 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
10 55 (4.32%) Analyst
11 53 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 51 (4.00%) .NET Developer
13 50 (3.92%) Cloud Developer
14 48 (3.77%) Consultant
15 47 (3.69%) Big Data Engineer
16 41 (3.22%) AWS Engineer
16 41 (3.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 39 (3.06%) AWS DevOps
17 39 (3.06%) C# Developer
18 36 (2.83%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (12.48%) Node.js
2 132 (10.36%) .NET
3 129 (10.13%) React
4 120 (9.42%) AngularJS
5 110 (8.63%) Web Services
6 92 (7.22%) HTML
7 77 (6.04%) CSS
8 73 (5.73%) REST
9 68 (5.34%) Kafka
10 65 (5.10%) Spring
11 55 (4.32%) RESTful
12 44 (3.45%) HTML5
13 41 (3.22%) .NET Core
14 35 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
15 34 (2.67%) Sass
16 33 (2.59%) Vue.js
17 32 (2.51%) JSON
18 29 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (2.28%) J2EE
19 27 (2.12%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 66 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 53 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (4.00%) Fintech
6 49 (3.85%) User Experience
7 37 (2.90%) Algorithms
8 36 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 35 (2.75%) Data Structures
9 35 (2.75%) Mobile App
10 30 (2.35%) Cloud Native
11 29 (2.28%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.81%) iPad
13 17 (1.33%) Device Driver
14 16 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (1.26%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.26%) Thin Client
15 14 (1.10%) Private Cloud
16 13 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 293 (23.00%) Linux
2 128 (10.05%) Windows
3 85 (6.67%) Unix
4 37 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.35%) Ubuntu
6 29 (2.28%) CentOS
7 17 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.26%) Solaris
9 15 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.94%) Android
11 11 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.71%) DC/OS
13 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.63%) Debian
14 7 (0.55%) Mesosphere
15 6 (0.47%) VMS
16 4 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.16%) Fedora
17 2 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (39.25%) DevOps
2 444 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 200 (15.70%) TDD
5 178 (13.97%) Microservices
6 147 (11.54%) Scrum
7 140 (10.99%) Configuration Management
8 129 (10.13%) Analytics
9 118 (9.26%) Migration
10 115 (9.03%) BDD
11 106 (8.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 103 (8.08%) E-Commerce
13 101 (7.93%) Software Engineering
14 96 (7.54%) Test Automation
15 94 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
16 91 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
17 90 (7.06%) Data Science
18 79 (6.20%) Machine Learning
19 74 (5.81%) ETL
20 73 (5.73%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 445 (34.93%) Python
2 343 (26.92%) Java
3 260 (20.41%) SQL
4 207 (16.25%) JavaScript
5 124 (9.73%) Go
6 117 (9.18%) Bash Shell
7 101 (7.93%) C#
8 91 (7.14%) Ruby
9 74 (5.81%) Scala
10 59 (4.63%) PowerShell
11 46 (3.61%) Java 8
12 40 (3.14%) TypeScript
13 39 (3.06%) ES6
14 35 (2.75%) C++
15 33 (2.59%) Groovy
16 31 (2.43%) R
16 31 (2.43%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.81%) Perl
18 22 (1.73%) C
18 22 (1.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (5.73%) Degree
2 50 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.81%) CISSP
6 21 (1.65%) AWS Certification
7 18 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.33%) CISM
9 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.10%) CISA
10 14 (1.10%) MCSE
11 11 (0.86%) PhD
12 10 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.78%) MCSA
12 10 (0.78%) RHCE
13 9 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.71%) CCIE
13 9 (0.71%) ISSMP
14 7 (0.55%) CSSLP
14 7 (0.55%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.20%) QA
2 12 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.78%) GDPR
4 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.55%) FedRAMP
5 7 (0.55%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.55%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 31000
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) PMO
8 2 (0.16%) PSD2
8 2 (0.16%) WCAG
9 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.078%) SLA
System Software
1 402 (31.55%) Docker
2 89 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.83%) Xen
4 35 (2.75%) Active Directory
5 33 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.43%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.41%) VirtualBox
8 16 (1.26%) vSphere
9 11 (0.86%) HDFS
10 10 (0.78%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.55%) NFS
12 5 (0.39%) vCloud
13 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.24%) SRDF
14 3 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.16%) Ceph
16 1 (0.078%) LXC
Systems Management
1 363 (28.49%) Kubernetes
2 278 (21.82%) Ansible
3 245 (19.23%) Terraform
4 168 (13.19%) Puppet
5 136 (10.68%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (4.40%) Mesos
7 44 (3.45%) Packer
8 34 (2.67%) Kibana
9 27 (2.12%) Consul
10 26 (2.04%) Prometheus
11 24 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
12 21 (1.65%) Salt
13 19 (1.49%) Hadoop YARN
13 19 (1.49%) logstash
14 17 (1.33%) Grafana
15 13 (1.02%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.94%) Nagios
17 11 (0.86%) Istio
17 11 (0.86%) SCOM
18 10 (0.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 930 (73.00%) Google
2 127 (9.97%) Microsoft
3 106 (8.32%) VMware
4 62 (4.87%) Splunk
5 46 (3.61%) Oracle
6 42 (3.30%) Tableau
7 38 (2.98%) IBM
7 38 (2.98%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.04%) New Relic
9 22 (1.73%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.57%) Cisco
11 19 (1.49%) Citrix
12 18 (1.41%) Adobe
12 18 (1.41%) SaltStack
13 16 (1.26%) MKS
14 14 (1.10%) Postini
15 13 (1.02%) HP
16 11 (0.86%) Cloudera
17 10 (0.78%) Kony
17 10 (0.78%) Talend