Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 673 670
Rank change year-on-year +192 -3 +163
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 449 211 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.68% 1.71% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 148 157
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £314 £373 £320
90th Percentile £670 £602 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
UK median hourly rate £27.16 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 16750 12357 7422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.24% 11.80% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11614 8496 5010
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 185 116
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.02% +19.83%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -24.18% +28.57%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Top 15 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 21 November 2017. 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 +194 438 £500 +11.11% 119
London +118 284 £525 +10.53% 60
UK excluding London +101 158 £475 +11.76% 66
South East +28 54 £500 +25.00% 11
South West +13 31 £450 +5.88% 11
North of England +58 27 £531 -1.62% 13
East of England +14 22 £450 +4.35% 17
Midlands +25 19 £275 -45.00% 7
West Midlands +28 18 £256 -38.25% 5
Yorkshire +33 15 £513 - 4
North West +25 11 £550 +0.46% 8
Scotland - 5 £500 - 4
Wales - 2 £700 - 2
North East +58 1 - - 1
East Midlands 0 1 £325 -40.91% 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google Cloud Platform also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Google Cloud Platform.

1 366 (81.51%) Google
2 310 (69.04%) Amazon AWS
3 190 (42.32%) DevOps
4 180 (40.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 174 (38.75%) Python
6 145 (32.29%) Docker
7 136 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (30.07%) Java
9 128 (28.51%) Linux
10 108 (24.05%) Jenkins
11 98 (21.83%) SQL
12 91 (20.27%) Kubernetes
13 88 (19.60%) Ansible
14 84 (18.71%) Big Data
15 81 (18.04%) GCP
16 78 (17.37%) Finance
17 73 (16.26%) JavaScript
18 70 (15.59%) TDD
18 70 (15.59%) Apache Spark
19 69 (15.37%) Analytics
19 69 (15.37%) Web Services
20 68 (15.14%) Hadoop
20 68 (15.14%) Puppet
21 66 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
21 66 (14.70%) BigQuery
21 66 (14.70%) Terraform
22 59 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
23 58 (12.92%) Node.js
23 58 (12.92%) Configuration Management
24 53 (11.80%) NoSQL

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 70 (15.59%) Apache Spark
2 48 (10.69%) Apache
3 36 (8.02%) OpenStack
4 33 (7.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 23 (5.12%) Confluence
5 23 (5.12%) IIS
6 22 (4.90%) Tomcat
7 21 (4.68%) nginx
8 20 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (4.23%) WebSphere
10 17 (3.79%) Jetty
10 17 (3.79%) Mongrel
11 7 (1.56%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (1.34%) Apache Pig
13 5 (1.11%) JBoss
14 4 (0.89%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.67%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.67%) Jupyter
16 2 (0.45%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 13 (2.90%) HipChat
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.45%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Gephi
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 310 (69.04%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (40.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (8.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 38 (8.46%) Google App Engine
4 37 (8.24%) IaaS
5 31 (6.90%) PaaS
6 28 (6.24%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (4.01%) Amazon S3
8 15 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (3.34%) OpenShift
9 12 (2.67%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (2.67%) Google Analytics
10 11 (2.45%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (2.23%) GitHub
12 7 (1.56%) Google Compute Engine
12 7 (1.56%) Serverless
13 6 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.34%) Google Container Engine
13 6 (1.34%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.13%) DNS
2 24 (5.35%) HTTP
3 21 (4.68%) DHCP
4 20 (4.45%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.01%) FTP
6 17 (3.79%) IPsec
7 16 (3.56%) SSL
8 12 (2.67%) Firewall
9 10 (2.23%) Internet
10 6 (1.34%) LAN
10 6 (1.34%) VPN
10 6 (1.34%) WAN
11 4 (0.89%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.67%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.67%) LDAP
13 2 (0.45%) BGP
13 2 (0.45%) SAN
13 2 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.45%) Wireless
13 2 (0.45%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.71%) Big Data
2 68 (15.14%) Hadoop
3 66 (14.70%) BigQuery
4 53 (11.80%) NoSQL
5 43 (9.58%) Apache Hive
5 43 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (8.24%) MySQL
7 36 (8.02%) Relational Database
8 29 (6.46%) HBase
9 28 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (6.01%) SQL Server
11 26 (5.79%) MongoDB
12 19 (4.23%) RDBMS
13 18 (4.01%) DB2
14 16 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (3.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (3.34%) Amazon Redshift
16 13 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (2.90%) Oracle Database
17 11 (2.45%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 108 (24.05%) Jenkins
2 47 (10.47%) Git (software)
3 42 (9.35%) JIRA
4 20 (4.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (4.01%) Maven
6 17 (3.79%) Travis CI
7 16 (3.56%) Bitbucket
7 16 (3.56%) GitLab
7 16 (3.56%) Selenium
8 14 (3.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (3.12%) Vagrant
8 14 (3.12%) webpack
9 11 (2.45%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.00%) Babel
11 8 (1.78%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.78%) RSpec
12 7 (1.56%) JIRA Agile
12 7 (1.56%) Subversion
13 6 (1.34%) Grunt
14 5 (1.11%) Capybara
General
1 78 (17.37%) Finance
2 42 (9.35%) Banking
3 36 (8.02%) Marketing
4 31 (6.90%) Retail
5 18 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.34%) Retail Banking
7 14 (3.12%) Automotive
8 10 (2.23%) Electronics
8 10 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.78%) Advertising
10 6 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.11%) Legal
12 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.89%) French Language
12 4 (0.89%) Games
12 4 (0.89%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.67%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.67%) Publishing
13 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 101 (22.49%) Developer
2 93 (20.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (15.37%) Architect
4 44 (9.80%) Cloud Architect
4 44 (9.80%) Data Engineer
5 34 (7.57%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.24%) Analyst
7 27 (6.01%) AWS Engineer
8 25 (5.57%) AWS DevOps
9 24 (5.35%) Big Data Engineer
9 24 (5.35%) Data Architect
10 23 (5.12%) Consultant
11 21 (4.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 21 (4.68%) Data Scientist
12 20 (4.45%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.34%) AWS Architect
13 15 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (3.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (3.34%) Senior DevOps
14 14 (3.12%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (15.37%) Web Services
2 58 (12.92%) Node.js
3 37 (8.24%) React
4 36 (8.02%) .NET
4 36 (8.02%) AngularJS
5 31 (6.90%) HTML
6 27 (6.01%) CSS
7 26 (5.79%) Kafka
8 22 (4.90%) Elastic Stack
9 20 (4.45%) J2EE
9 20 (4.45%) Middleware
10 19 (4.23%) HTML5
11 18 (4.01%) REST
11 18 (4.01%) RESTful
11 18 (4.01%) Servlets
12 14 (3.12%) Sass
12 14 (3.12%) Spring
13 13 (2.90%) boto
14 12 (2.67%) Apache Tez
14 12 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.68%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.35%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.90%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.23%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.78%) Fintech
8 8 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.11%) Animation
10 5 (1.11%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.11%) NHS
10 5 (1.11%) PKI
11 4 (0.89%) Music Streaming
11 4 (0.89%) Online Games
11 4 (0.89%) User Experience
12 3 (0.67%) New Media
12 3 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (28.51%) Linux
2 32 (7.13%) Unix
3 26 (5.79%) Windows
4 20 (4.45%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.01%) Solaris
6 17 (3.79%) CentOS
7 14 (3.12%) Ubuntu
8 10 (2.23%) Android
8 10 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.56%) Debian
11 6 (1.34%) DC/OS
11 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.11%) AIX
13 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.45%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.45%) SUSE
15 1 (0.22%) Fedora
15 1 (0.22%) RancherOS
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (42.32%) DevOps
2 136 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.59%) TDD
4 69 (15.37%) Analytics
5 66 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (12.92%) Configuration Management
7 53 (11.80%) Open Source
8 51 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (9.80%) ETL
10 43 (9.58%) Test Automation
11 36 (8.02%) Software Engineering
12 33 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (7.35%) Machine Learning
12 33 (7.35%) Microservices
13 32 (7.13%) Scrum
14 30 (6.68%) Migration
15 29 (6.46%) BDD
16 28 (6.24%) E-Commerce
16 28 (6.24%) SDLC
17 25 (5.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 174 (38.75%) Python
2 135 (30.07%) Java
3 98 (21.83%) SQL
4 73 (16.26%) JavaScript
5 51 (11.36%) Ruby
5 51 (11.36%) Scala
6 35 (7.80%) Go
7 31 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 26 (5.79%) C#
9 17 (3.79%) Perl
10 16 (3.56%) R
11 13 (2.90%) PHP
12 11 (2.45%) TypeScript
13 10 (2.23%) C
13 10 (2.23%) ES6
14 9 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.78%) Groovy
16 5 (1.11%) C++
16 5 (1.11%) Google Apps Script
16 5 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (4.90%) Degree
2 13 (2.90%) PhD
2 13 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.34%) CISM
5 5 (1.11%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (0.67%) CISA
7 3 (0.67%) CISSP
8 2 (0.45%) CCNA
8 2 (0.45%) CCSP
8 2 (0.45%) CRISC
8 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.22%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (18.04%) GCP
2 24 (5.35%) QA
3 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.89%) SLA
4 2 (0.45%) COBIT
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (32.29%) Docker
2 26 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.01%) Xen
4 8 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.56%) vCloud
6 6 (1.34%) HDFS
7 5 (1.11%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.11%) vSphere
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.45%) KVM
8 2 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.22%) Ceph
9 1 (0.22%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.22%) PowerDNS
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
9 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (20.27%) Kubernetes
2 88 (19.60%) Ansible
3 68 (15.14%) Puppet
4 66 (14.70%) Terraform
5 59 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (4.23%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (4.23%) Mesos
6 19 (4.23%) Packer
7 18 (4.01%) Rancher
8 9 (2.00%) Nagios
8 9 (2.00%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.56%) ZABBIX
10 6 (1.34%) Consul
10 6 (1.34%) Kibana
11 5 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (1.11%) Salt
12 4 (0.89%) Grafana
12 4 (0.89%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.89%) logstash
12 4 (0.89%) Oozie
Vendors
1 366 (81.51%) Google
2 41 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.57%) VMware
4 30 (6.68%) Tableau
5 29 (6.46%) Oracle
6 18 (4.01%) Hortonworks
7 15 (3.34%) Atlassian
8 13 (2.90%) SaltStack
9 11 (2.45%) SAP
10 9 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.56%) Cloudera
11 7 (1.56%) HP
11 7 (1.56%) IBM
11 7 (1.56%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.56%) Splunk
12 6 (1.34%) New Relic
12 6 (1.34%) WSO2
13 5 (1.11%) Talend
14 4 (0.89%) Adobe
14 4 (0.89%) Capita