Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 269 548
Rank change year-on-year +165 +279 +146
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 2,103 1,006 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 0.97% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.99% 4.50% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,523 699 217
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.38% -1.62%
10th Percentile £405 £388 £275
90th Percentile £700 £700 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £410
% change year-on-year +2.04% +19.51% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +81.82% +5.23%
10th Percentile £12.55 £25.60 £24.75
90th Percentile £23.45 £53.75 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year - +12.36% -

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 26,330 22,338 13,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.26% 21.59% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,067 15,290 9,440
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 323 202
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% - -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £10.77
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +9.38%

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 19 July 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
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 19 July 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 +163 2,014 £550 +4.76% 673
London +141 1,453 £575 +4.55% 411
UK excluding London +111 622 £500 +2.04% 292
North of England +127 199 £500 -2.44% 80
South East +91 178 £475 - 54
Yorkshire +102 143 £500 +11.11% 22
Midlands +20 74 £500 +5.26% 35
South West +1 64 £500 +8.11% 58
North West +37 52 £544 -9.38% 55
West Midlands -16 50 £544 +14.47% 24
East of England +41 44 £475 +15.15% 35
Wales +35 41 £488 -20.41% 8
East Midlands +40 22 £420 -16.00% 11
Scotland +10 16 £500 +5.26% 18
Northern Ireland +16 10 £550 +2.33% 4
North East +19 4 £400 -20.00% 3

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,381 (65.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1,317 (62.62%) Google
3 1,007 (47.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 931 (44.27%) DevOps
5 886 (42.13%) Python
6 636 (30.24%) Kubernetes
7 632 (30.05%) Docker
8 631 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 524 (24.92%) Java
10 461 (21.92%) Terraform
11 460 (21.87%) Big Data
12 459 (21.83%) SQL
13 441 (20.97%) Linux
14 430 (20.45%) Finance
15 388 (18.45%) Jenkins
16 381 (18.12%) Ansible
17 314 (14.93%) Microservices
18 310 (14.74%) Analytics
19 305 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
20 291 (13.84%) Apache Spark
21 282 (13.41%) BigQuery
21 282 (13.41%) Data Science
22 241 (11.46%) JavaScript
23 236 (11.22%) Puppet
24 235 (11.17%) Hadoop
25 232 (11.03%) Node.js
25 232 (11.03%) Machine Learning
26 224 (10.65%) Kafka
27 209 (9.94%) Banking
28 208 (9.89%) 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
1 291 (13.84%) Apache Spark
2 194 (9.22%) Apache
3 113 (5.37%) Apache Airflow
4 64 (3.04%) nginx
5 63 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
6 62 (2.95%) Confluence
7 49 (2.33%) WebSphere
8 47 (2.23%) Tomcat
9 42 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 36 (1.71%) Apache Solr
11 35 (1.66%) SAS
12 34 (1.62%) IIS
13 32 (1.52%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.24%) Jetty
14 26 (1.24%) Mongrel
15 23 (1.09%) Jupyter
16 10 (0.48%) Luigi
16 10 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
17 9 (0.43%) Apache Pig
18 8 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.24%) Magento
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,381 (65.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1,007 (47.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (6.28%) PaaS
4 116 (5.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 103 (4.90%) Serverless
6 83 (3.95%) IaaS
7 82 (3.90%) SaaS
8 79 (3.76%) Google App Engine
9 67 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
10 58 (2.76%) GitHub
10 58 (2.76%) OpenShift
11 51 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (1.81%) Amazon S3
13 37 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
14 36 (1.71%) G Suite
15 35 (1.66%) Apigee
16 31 (1.47%) Heroku
17 28 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
17 28 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
17 28 (1.33%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.23%) Firewall
2 65 (3.09%) DNS
3 60 (2.85%) HTTP
4 54 (2.57%) TCP/IP
5 36 (1.71%) DHCP
6 34 (1.62%) FTP
7 33 (1.57%) Internet
7 33 (1.57%) IPsec
7 33 (1.57%) SSL
8 25 (1.19%) VPN
9 24 (1.14%) WAN
10 20 (0.95%) LAN
11 18 (0.86%) Network Security
12 14 (0.67%) SAN
13 13 (0.62%) AMQP
14 10 (0.48%) Skype
15 9 (0.43%) Wireless
16 8 (0.38%) BGP
16 8 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (21.87%) Big Data
2 282 (13.41%) BigQuery
3 235 (11.17%) Hadoop
4 208 (9.89%) NoSQL
5 109 (5.18%) MongoDB
6 108 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
7 107 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
8 96 (4.56%) MySQL
9 95 (4.52%) Apache Hive
10 77 (3.66%) SQL Server
11 72 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 68 (3.23%) Relational Database
13 49 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
13 49 (2.33%) Data Lake
14 44 (2.09%) Redis
15 41 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 39 (1.85%) HBase
17 36 (1.71%) Impala
18 35 (1.66%) RDBMS
19 31 (1.47%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 388 (18.45%) Jenkins
2 206 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 176 (8.37%) JIRA
4 64 (3.04%) TeamCity
5 57 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 56 (2.66%) CircleCI
7 52 (2.47%) Selenium
8 50 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 46 (2.19%) Travis CI
10 44 (2.09%) Maven
11 42 (2.00%) Artifactory
12 37 (1.76%) Cucumber
13 36 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
14 35 (1.66%) GitLab
15 34 (1.62%) Gradle
15 34 (1.62%) JUnit
16 32 (1.52%) Bitbucket
17 29 (1.38%) SonarQube
18 28 (1.33%) SpecFlow
19 20 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 430 (20.45%) Finance
2 209 (9.94%) Banking
3 90 (4.28%) Retail
4 54 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.23%) Marketing
6 42 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 41 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.95%) Legal
8 29 (1.38%) Advertising
8 29 (1.38%) Games
9 24 (1.14%) Front Office
10 17 (0.81%) Billing
11 14 (0.67%) Law
12 13 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.48%) Publishing
14 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.33%) Electronics
16 6 (0.29%) Social Science
17 4 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 470 (22.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 445 (21.16%) Developer
3 300 (14.27%) Architect
4 251 (11.94%) Data Engineer
5 247 (11.75%) Cloud Engineer
6 176 (8.37%) Cloud Architect
6 176 (8.37%) Python Engineer
7 116 (5.52%) AWS Engineer
8 105 (4.99%) Java Developer
9 104 (4.95%) Big Data Engineer
10 99 (4.71%) Senior Developer
11 96 (4.56%) Python Developer
12 94 (4.47%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 79 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
14 75 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 72 (3.42%) Security Architect
16 66 (3.14%) Azure Engineer
17 63 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
18 62 (2.95%) Senior DevOps
19 61 (2.90%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (11.03%) Node.js
2 224 (10.65%) Kafka
3 178 (8.46%) Web Services
4 150 (7.13%) React
5 141 (6.70%) REST
6 134 (6.37%) RESTful
7 123 (5.85%) .NET
8 88 (4.18%) AngularJS
8 88 (4.18%) PySpark
9 80 (3.80%) Spring
10 76 (3.61%) CSS
11 54 (2.57%) Natural Language Processing
12 51 (2.43%) JSON
12 51 (2.43%) Servlets
13 50 (2.38%) Apache Beam
14 49 (2.33%) HTML
15 47 (2.23%) Spring Boot
16 46 (2.19%) GraphQL
17 43 (2.04%) OAuth
18 38 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.04%) Public Cloud
2 89 (4.23%) Cloud Native
2 89 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (3.95%) Algorithms
4 59 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (2.71%) Data Structures
6 51 (2.43%) Data Centre
7 33 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 29 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (1.14%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.14%) User Experience
11 23 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 22 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
13 21 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.81%) Market Risk
14 17 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 441 (20.97%) Linux
2 147 (6.99%) Windows
3 87 (4.14%) Unix
4 62 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (2.09%) CentOS
6 35 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.52%) Android
8 21 (1.00%) CoreOS
8 21 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.43%) Solaris
12 6 (0.29%) VMS
13 5 (0.24%) Debian
13 5 (0.24%) Fedora
13 5 (0.24%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.14%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.095%) AIX
15 2 (0.095%) SUSE
15 2 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (44.27%) DevOps
2 631 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (14.93%) Microservices
4 310 (14.74%) Analytics
5 305 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
6 282 (13.41%) Data Science
7 232 (11.03%) Machine Learning
8 202 (9.61%) Configuration Management
9 195 (9.27%) Migration
10 184 (8.75%) Scrum
11 177 (8.42%) Infrastructure as Code
12 176 (8.37%) Open Source
13 158 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 158 (7.51%) ETL
14 152 (7.23%) Test Automation
15 151 (7.18%) TDD
16 146 (6.94%) Software Engineering
17 137 (6.51%) Data Engineering
18 136 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
19 124 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 886 (42.13%) Python
2 524 (24.92%) Java
3 459 (21.83%) SQL
4 241 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 182 (8.65%) Go
6 173 (8.23%) Scala
7 167 (7.94%) Bash Shell
8 117 (5.56%) Ruby
9 97 (4.61%) PowerShell
10 93 (4.42%) R
11 92 (4.37%) C#
12 91 (4.33%) TypeScript
13 86 (4.09%) C++
14 47 (2.23%) C
15 41 (1.95%) Java 8
16 40 (1.90%) Shell Script
17 39 (1.85%) PHP
18 34 (1.62%) Perl
19 29 (1.38%) ES6
20 26 (1.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 96 (4.56%) Degree
2 58 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 31 (1.47%) CISSP
6 27 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 27 (1.28%) PhD
7 21 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (0.90%) CISM
9 14 (0.67%) AWS Certification
10 13 (0.62%) GIAC
11 11 (0.52%) CCIE
12 9 (0.43%) CISA
12 9 (0.43%) SANS
13 8 (0.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.24%) GSNA
14 5 (0.24%) ISEB
14 5 (0.24%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.19%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.57%) QA
2 46 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.95%) GDPR
4 26 (1.24%) NIST
5 21 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.62%) NCSC
8 8 (0.38%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.38%) SLA
9 7 (0.33%) PSD2
10 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.14%) PMO
13 2 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.048%) COBIT
14 1 (0.048%) ITGC
System Software
1 632 (30.05%) Docker
2 49 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (1.38%) Xen
6 23 (1.09%) Apache Flume
7 21 (1.00%) HDFS
8 11 (0.52%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.38%) OpenAM
10 6 (0.29%) OpenDJ
10 6 (0.29%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.24%) vSphere
12 4 (0.19%) Ceph
12 4 (0.19%) KVM
12 4 (0.19%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.14%) Firmware
13 3 (0.14%) LXC
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 636 (30.24%) Kubernetes
2 461 (21.92%) Terraform
3 381 (18.12%) Ansible
4 236 (11.22%) Puppet
5 201 (9.56%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (2.47%) Prometheus
7 48 (2.28%) Grafana
8 40 (1.90%) Salt
9 31 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 26 (1.24%) Consul
11 24 (1.14%) Istio
11 24 (1.14%) Packer
12 22 (1.05%) Mesos
13 21 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.71%) Marathon
15 13 (0.62%) Kibana
15 13 (0.62%) Nagios
16 11 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.43%) Oozie
17 9 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,317 (62.62%) Google
2 153 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 84 (3.99%) Oracle
4 65 (3.09%) VMware
5 55 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 49 (2.33%) Splunk
7 47 (2.23%) Tableau
8 26 (1.24%) Atlassian
9 24 (1.14%) Facebook
10 22 (1.05%) Cisco
10 22 (1.05%) Cloudera
10 22 (1.05%) New Relic
10 22 (1.05%) Veracode
11 21 (1.00%) ForgeRock
11 21 (1.00%) SAP
12 19 (0.90%) Databricks
12 19 (0.90%) MuleSoft
12 19 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.86%) NetApp
14 17 (0.81%) IBM