Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 332 633
Rank change year-on-year +198 +301 +73
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 1,845 738 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.91% 0.73% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.46% 3.81% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,284 549 171
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +14.44% -2.70%
10th Percentile £402 £365 £253
90th Percentile £700 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 £500 £430
% change year-on-year +2.75% +16.28% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
UK median hourly rate £22.22 £28.97 £27.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.30% +4.76% -2.82%
10th Percentile £15.23 £25.50 £26.27
90th Percentile £38.11 £48.38 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.47 £45.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year -43.41% -16.67% -

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 24,719 19,372 12,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.61% 19.12% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,068 13,333 8,411
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £631 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 253 149
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £54.40 £48.65 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.03
% change year-on-year +9.38% -6.05% +1.67%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +200 1,758 £550 +6.80% 245
London +203 1,336 £575 +9.52% 164
UK excluding London +117 491 £514 +2.75% 88
North of England +48 143 £515 -1.90% 25
South East +27 126 £500 +14.29% 14
Yorkshire +41 82 £515 +0.49% 8
Midlands +38 74 £550 +18.92% 15
Wales +53 60 £550 -15.38%
South West -1 55 £500 +14.29% 7
North West +18 53 £521 -5.27% 16
West Midlands -2 53 £550 +22.22% 11
East of England +25 20 £488 +18.18% 20
East Midlands +25 18 £415 -24.55% 4
Scotland +5 15 £438 -12.50% 7
North East -2 8 £488 -2.50% 1
Northern Ireland +16 2 £425 -20.93%

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 1,298 (70.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1,236 (66.99%) Google
3 871 (47.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 765 (41.46%) DevOps
5 646 (35.01%) Python
6 542 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
7 528 (28.62%) Docker
8 517 (28.02%) Kubernetes
9 509 (27.59%) Java
10 417 (22.60%) Jenkins
11 396 (21.46%) Linux
12 377 (20.43%) Terraform
13 373 (20.22%) Finance
14 356 (19.30%) Ansible
15 311 (16.86%) Microservices
16 309 (16.75%) SQL
17 300 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
18 289 (15.66%) Puppet
19 281 (15.23%) JavaScript
20 255 (13.82%) Big Data
21 243 (13.17%) Web Services
22 225 (12.20%) Analytics
23 209 (11.33%) Node.js
24 208 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
25 198 (10.73%) Data Science
26 194 (10.51%) Banking
27 188 (10.19%) Configuration Management
28 180 (9.76%) Open Source
29 175 (9.49%) NoSQL
30 170 (9.21%) BigQuery

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
1 155 (8.40%) Apache Spark
2 139 (7.53%) Apache
3 113 (6.12%) nginx
4 78 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 73 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
6 70 (3.79%) WebSphere
7 68 (3.69%) IIS
8 61 (3.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 59 (3.20%) Apache Airflow
10 55 (2.98%) Jetty
10 55 (2.98%) Mongrel
11 45 (2.44%) OpenStack
12 35 (1.90%) Confluence
13 20 (1.08%) Apache Solr
14 17 (0.92%) Apache Pig
15 16 (0.87%) SAS
16 15 (0.81%) Jupyter
17 9 (0.49%) Luigi
18 6 (0.33%) SharePoint
18 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.38%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,298 (70.35%) Amazon AWS
2 871 (47.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (7.97%) PaaS
4 132 (7.15%) Google App Engine
5 117 (6.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 105 (5.69%) IaaS
7 104 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
8 89 (4.82%) Serverless
9 83 (4.50%) SaaS
10 78 (4.23%) Stackdriver
11 77 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
12 60 (3.25%) OpenShift
13 42 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 41 (2.22%) GitHub
15 40 (2.17%) Heroku
16 35 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
17 33 (1.79%) Google Compute Engine
18 26 (1.41%) Apigee
19 23 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 23 (1.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 119 (6.45%) DNS
2 100 (5.42%) Firewall
3 78 (4.23%) HTTP
3 78 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 72 (3.90%) SSL
5 67 (3.63%) DHCP
5 67 (3.63%) IPsec
6 66 (3.58%) VPN
7 65 (3.52%) FTP
8 33 (1.79%) LAN
8 33 (1.79%) WAN
9 26 (1.41%) Internet
10 25 (1.36%) BGP
11 24 (1.30%) Network Security
12 22 (1.19%) OSPF
13 18 (0.98%) WLAN
14 17 (0.92%) MPLS
15 14 (0.76%) DSL
16 9 (0.49%) AMQP
17 8 (0.43%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (13.82%) Big Data
2 175 (9.49%) NoSQL
3 170 (9.21%) BigQuery
4 150 (8.13%) Hadoop
5 109 (5.91%) MongoDB
6 86 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 78 (4.23%) Apache Hive
8 75 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (4.07%) MySQL
9 68 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
10 64 (3.47%) SQL Server
11 63 (3.41%) Redis
12 59 (3.20%) Relational Database
13 50 (2.71%) HBase
14 41 (2.22%) Data Lake
15 26 (1.41%) Blockchain
16 25 (1.36%) Bigtable
17 24 (1.30%) Sqoop
18 21 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
19 19 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 417 (22.60%) Jenkins
2 164 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 93 (5.04%) JIRA
4 78 (4.23%) Travis CI
5 57 (3.09%) Selenium
6 51 (2.76%) GitLab
7 46 (2.49%) Maven
7 46 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 44 (2.38%) JUnit
9 43 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 43 (2.33%) TeamCity
10 38 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
11 37 (2.01%) CircleCI
12 32 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 31 (1.68%) SpecFlow
14 29 (1.57%) SonarQube
15 28 (1.52%) CF BOSH
16 27 (1.46%) Bitbucket
17 24 (1.30%) Gradle
18 23 (1.25%) Artifactory
General
1 373 (20.22%) Finance
2 194 (10.51%) Banking
3 73 (3.96%) Retail
4 49 (2.66%) Marketing
5 33 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.46%) Advertising
8 27 (1.46%) Front Office
9 25 (1.36%) Games
10 21 (1.14%) Legal
11 17 (0.92%) Back Office
12 16 (0.87%) Billing
13 10 (0.54%) Publishing
14 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.38%) Law
15 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.22%) Automotive
17 4 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 440 (23.85%) Developer
2 408 (22.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 315 (17.07%) Architect
4 194 (10.51%) Cloud Engineer
5 170 (9.21%) Cloud Architect
6 147 (7.97%) Data Engineer
7 124 (6.72%) Java Developer
8 92 (4.99%) Senior Developer
9 86 (4.66%) Python Engineer
10 78 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
10 78 (4.23%) Big Data Engineer
11 69 (3.74%) AWS DevOps
12 64 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
12 64 (3.47%) Security Architect
13 63 (3.41%) Consultant
14 58 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
15 55 (2.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 54 (2.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 54 (2.93%) Senior DevOps
17 46 (2.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (13.17%) Web Services
2 209 (11.33%) Node.js
3 146 (7.91%) .NET
4 145 (7.86%) Kafka
5 143 (7.75%) React
6 131 (7.10%) REST
7 126 (6.83%) AngularJS
8 108 (5.85%) Spring
9 99 (5.37%) RESTful
10 88 (4.77%) CSS
11 84 (4.55%) HTML
12 69 (3.74%) J2EE
13 67 (3.63%) Servlets
14 57 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
15 46 (2.49%) PySpark
16 42 (2.28%) Spring Boot
17 38 (2.06%) GraphQL
17 38 (2.06%) Natural Language Processing
17 38 (2.06%) Vue.js
18 36 (1.95%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 150 (8.13%) Public Cloud
2 122 (6.61%) Fintech
3 77 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 75 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 60 (3.25%) Data Centre
6 53 (2.87%) Cloud Native
7 41 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 39 (2.11%) Data Structures
8 39 (2.11%) User Experience
9 30 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (1.25%) Hedge funds
12 22 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 22 (1.19%) iPad
13 20 (1.08%) Blog
13 20 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
14 17 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 396 (21.46%) Linux
2 157 (8.51%) Windows
3 99 (5.37%) Unix
4 35 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.36%) Android
7 23 (1.25%) CentOS
8 22 (1.19%) Solaris
8 22 (1.19%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.43%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.33%) DC/OS
13 6 (0.33%) Debian
14 4 (0.22%) Fedora
15 3 (0.16%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (41.46%) DevOps
2 542 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (16.86%) Microservices
4 300 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
5 225 (12.20%) Analytics
6 198 (10.73%) Data Science
7 188 (10.19%) Configuration Management
8 180 (9.76%) Open Source
9 159 (8.62%) Machine Learning
9 159 (8.62%) TDD
9 159 (8.62%) Test Automation
10 156 (8.46%) Software Engineering
11 152 (8.24%) Migration
12 150 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 135 (7.32%) Scrum
14 132 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
15 115 (6.23%) BDD
16 103 (5.58%) High Availability
17 98 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
18 93 (5.04%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 646 (35.01%) Python
2 509 (27.59%) Java
3 309 (16.75%) SQL
4 281 (15.23%) JavaScript
5 148 (8.02%) Go
6 139 (7.53%) Bash Shell
7 127 (6.88%) Ruby
8 114 (6.18%) C#
9 101 (5.47%) Scala
10 75 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 75 (4.07%) R
11 70 (3.79%) TypeScript
12 68 (3.69%) C++
13 43 (2.33%) Perl
14 42 (2.28%) Groovy
15 40 (2.17%) Shell Script
16 38 (2.06%) Java 8
17 37 (2.01%) C
17 37 (2.01%) PHP
18 20 (1.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 95 (5.15%) Degree
2 62 (3.36%) CISSP
3 54 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.66%) CISM
5 39 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 37 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.63%) CISA
9 22 (1.19%) CCIE
9 22 (1.19%) ISSMP
9 22 (1.19%) PhD
10 18 (0.98%) AWS Certification
10 18 (0.98%) GIAC
11 17 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.92%) MCSE
11 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.87%) CSSLP
13 15 (0.81%) ISSAP
13 15 (0.81%) SANS
14 14 (0.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.87%) QA
2 39 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.19%) GDPR
5 19 (1.03%) HIPAA
6 16 (0.87%) FedRAMP
7 11 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 10 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.49%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.49%) PSD2
10 8 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.43%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.33%) SLA
12 2 (0.11%) FATCA
12 2 (0.11%) MiFID
12 2 (0.11%) WCAG
13 1 (0.054%) FISMA
System Software
1 528 (28.62%) Docker
2 116 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (4.28%) Xen
4 38 (2.06%) HDFS
4 38 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (1.57%) Active Directory
6 21 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.98%) Apache Flume
8 15 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 15 (0.81%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.70%) vSphere
10 8 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.38%) vCloud
12 6 (0.33%) KVM
12 6 (0.33%) NFS
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.22%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.16%) SRDF
15 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 517 (28.02%) Kubernetes
2 377 (20.43%) Terraform
3 356 (19.30%) Ansible
4 289 (15.66%) Puppet
5 208 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (2.76%) Istio
7 44 (2.38%) Salt
8 40 (2.17%) Packer
9 35 (1.90%) Hadoop YARN
10 30 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
11 28 (1.52%) Kibana
12 26 (1.41%) Grafana
12 26 (1.41%) Prometheus
13 25 (1.36%) Consul
14 24 (1.30%) Mesos
15 14 (0.76%) Oozie
16 12 (0.65%) logstash
16 12 (0.65%) Nessus
17 11 (0.60%) rkt
18 9 (0.49%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1,236 (66.99%) Google
2 166 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 138 (7.48%) VMware
4 64 (3.47%) Splunk
5 58 (3.14%) Oracle
6 55 (2.98%) New Relic
7 39 (2.11%) Tableau
8 30 (1.63%) F5
9 28 (1.52%) Cisco
10 27 (1.46%) Facebook
11 24 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.25%) IBM
13 21 (1.14%) EMC
13 21 (1.14%) Hortonworks
13 21 (1.14%) NetApp
14 20 (1.08%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.92%) SaltStack
16 16 (0.87%) Cloudera
16 16 (0.87%) CyberArk
17 15 (0.81%) TOWER Software