Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 570 702
Rank change year-on-year +316 +132 +9
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 1,102 310 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.09% 2.25% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 213 135
UK median daily rate £540 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.68% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £384 £285 £375
90th Percentile £709 £625 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £405 £415
% change year-on-year +23.46% -2.41% +27.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +0.86% -
10th Percentile £25.60 £24.75 £25.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £38.80 £28.78
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 21,642 13,800 11,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.15% 14.43% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,840 9,456 7,709
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 198 173
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £59.43 £47.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% +7.35% -15.00%

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 15 August 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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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 +294 1,032 £540 +16.44% 375
London +263 693 £550 +6.28% 225
UK excluding London +178 380 £500 +23.46% 179
South East +21 92 £500 +21.95% 40
Midlands +36 83 £500 +66.67% 27
North of England +42 82 £531 -1.16% 45
West Midlands +19 71 £500 +66.67% 16
Yorkshire +26 48 £450 - 9
South West +9 43 £481 +24.19% 15
East of England +18 41 £500 +2.56% 23
Scotland -8 34 £463 -7.50% 18
North West +5 24 £600 +9.09% 28
East Midlands - 14 £600 - 11
North East 0 10 £550 +42.86% 8
Wales - 9 £613 - 6

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 835 (75.77%) Google
2 702 (63.70%) Amazon AWS
3 459 (41.65%) DevOps
4 439 (39.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 436 (39.56%) GCP
6 429 (38.93%) Python
7 426 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
8 361 (32.76%) Docker
9 330 (29.95%) Kubernetes
10 324 (29.40%) Java
11 275 (24.95%) Jenkins
12 264 (23.96%) Linux
13 232 (21.05%) SQL
14 228 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
15 224 (20.33%) Ansible
16 197 (17.88%) Terraform
17 194 (17.60%) TDD
18 167 (15.15%) Puppet
19 159 (14.43%) Git (software)
20 156 (14.16%) JavaScript
21 152 (13.79%) BigQuery
22 150 (13.61%) Big Data
23 149 (13.52%) Scrum
24 148 (13.43%) Microservices
25 146 (13.25%) Finance
26 138 (12.52%) Configuration Management
27 135 (12.25%) Node.js
28 134 (12.16%) Bash Shell
29 132 (11.98%) Microsoft
30 128 (11.62%) Opscode Chef

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
1 107 (9.71%) Apache
2 103 (9.35%) Apache Spark
3 81 (7.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 69 (6.26%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (5.08%) Tomcat
6 53 (4.81%) nginx
7 45 (4.08%) IIS
8 41 (3.72%) Jetty
9 39 (3.54%) Mongrel
9 39 (3.54%) WebSphere
10 37 (3.36%) Apache Airflow
11 36 (3.27%) Confluence
11 36 (3.27%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.45%) SAS
13 15 (1.36%) JBoss
13 15 (1.36%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.36%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.91%) Fireworks
4 7 (0.64%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.45%) SPSS
7 3 (0.27%) HipChat
8 1 (0.091%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.091%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.091%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 702 (63.70%) Amazon AWS
2 439 (39.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.08%) GitHub
4 71 (6.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 67 (6.08%) Google App Engine
6 60 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (4.08%) npm
7 45 (4.08%) PaaS
8 43 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (3.81%) Heroku
10 37 (3.36%) Google Analytics
11 32 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
11 32 (2.90%) OpenShift
12 30 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 27 (2.45%) Office 365
13 27 (2.45%) Serverless
14 25 (2.27%) IaaS
15 24 (2.18%) Amazon S3
16 23 (2.09%) G Suite
17 18 (1.63%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.99%) HTTP
2 58 (5.26%) DNS
3 49 (4.45%) TCP/IP
4 45 (4.08%) SSL
5 39 (3.54%) DHCP
6 38 (3.45%) IPsec
7 35 (3.18%) FTP
8 22 (2.00%) Firewall
9 18 (1.63%) VPN
10 13 (1.18%) Internet
11 8 (0.73%) SMS
12 5 (0.45%) SNA
12 5 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.36%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.36%) Network Security
14 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.27%) LAN
14 3 (0.27%) VLAN
14 3 (0.27%) Wireless
14 3 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (13.79%) BigQuery
2 150 (13.61%) Big Data
3 99 (8.98%) NoSQL
4 95 (8.62%) Hadoop
5 62 (5.63%) SQL Server
6 44 (3.99%) MySQL
6 44 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (3.99%) Relational Database
7 41 (3.72%) MongoDB
8 39 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (3.09%) Apache Hive
11 30 (2.72%) Bigtable
11 30 (2.72%) HBase
12 29 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
13 26 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (2.18%) Power BI
15 20 (1.81%) Blockchain
16 16 (1.45%) Spark SQL
17 15 (1.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 275 (24.95%) Jenkins
2 159 (14.43%) Git (software)
3 95 (8.62%) JIRA
4 79 (7.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 72 (6.53%) Maven
6 64 (5.81%) Travis CI
7 56 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 54 (4.90%) Ant
9 51 (4.63%) GitLab
10 48 (4.36%) Selenium
11 44 (3.99%) Vagrant
12 36 (3.27%) SonarQube
13 33 (2.99%) Gerrit
14 30 (2.72%) webpack
15 25 (2.27%) Bitbucket
16 21 (1.91%) Babel
16 21 (1.91%) TeamCity
17 20 (1.81%) Artifactory
18 19 (1.72%) SpecFlow
19 18 (1.63%) Cucumber
General
1 146 (13.25%) Finance
2 84 (7.62%) Banking
3 35 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.90%) Marketing
5 23 (2.09%) Retail
6 21 (1.91%) Law
7 17 (1.54%) Games
8 12 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.91%) Automotive
9 10 (0.91%) Electronics
10 9 (0.82%) Publishing
11 7 (0.64%) Advertising
11 7 (0.64%) Billing
11 7 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) German Language
13 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Legal
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 321 (29.13%) Developer
2 248 (22.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 129 (11.71%) Architect
4 110 (9.98%) Cloud Engineer
5 84 (7.62%) Cloud Architect
6 80 (7.26%) Data Engineer
7 70 (6.35%) Senior DevOps
8 64 (5.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 62 (5.63%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 53 (4.81%) Analyst
10 53 (4.81%) Java Developer
11 48 (4.36%) Consultant
12 47 (4.26%) Senior Developer
13 44 (3.99%) Cloud Developer
14 41 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
14 41 (3.72%) AWS Engineer
15 38 (3.45%) Python Developer
16 37 (3.36%) Big Data Engineer
17 34 (3.09%) React Developer
17 34 (3.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (12.25%) Node.js
2 122 (11.07%) .NET
3 94 (8.53%) React
4 89 (8.08%) AngularJS
5 86 (7.80%) Web Services
6 77 (6.99%) HTML
7 74 (6.72%) Kafka
8 68 (6.17%) CSS
9 56 (5.08%) RESTful
10 54 (4.90%) REST
11 43 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
12 42 (3.81%) HTML5
13 39 (3.54%) Servlets
14 36 (3.27%) Sass
15 34 (3.09%) J2EE
16 31 (2.81%) .NET Core
17 28 (2.54%) Spring
18 25 (2.27%) Vue.js
19 23 (2.09%) JSON
19 23 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (4.54%) Public Cloud
4 47 (4.26%) User Experience
5 46 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.54%) iPad
7 38 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 33 (2.99%) Fintech
8 33 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (2.72%) Cloud Native
10 29 (2.63%) Algorithms
11 27 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (2.27%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.36%) Data Centre
14 13 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.82%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.82%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.64%) Clustering
16 7 (0.64%) Social Network
17 6 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 264 (23.96%) Linux
2 106 (9.62%) Windows
3 76 (6.90%) Unix
4 43 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (3.81%) CentOS
6 39 (3.54%) Ubuntu
6 39 (3.54%) Windows Server
7 23 (2.09%) DC/OS
8 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.18%) Debian
10 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.91%) VMS
12 8 (0.73%) Android
12 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.73%) Mesosphere
13 6 (0.54%) Fedora
14 5 (0.45%) Solaris
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.091%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (41.65%) DevOps
2 426 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 194 (17.60%) TDD
5 149 (13.52%) Scrum
6 148 (13.43%) Microservices
7 138 (12.52%) Configuration Management
8 126 (11.43%) Analytics
9 117 (10.62%) E-Commerce
10 114 (10.34%) BDD
11 101 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
12 100 (9.07%) Migration
13 91 (8.26%) Test Automation
14 89 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
15 88 (7.99%) Software Engineering
16 85 (7.71%) ETL
16 85 (7.71%) Open Source
17 77 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
18 70 (6.35%) Machine Learning
19 64 (5.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 429 (38.93%) Python
2 324 (29.40%) Java
3 232 (21.05%) SQL
4 156 (14.16%) JavaScript
5 134 (12.16%) Bash Shell
6 127 (11.52%) Go
7 102 (9.26%) Ruby
8 71 (6.44%) C#
9 68 (6.17%) Scala
10 43 (3.90%) Groovy
11 41 (3.72%) Shell Script
12 36 (3.27%) TypeScript
13 35 (3.18%) PowerShell
14 34 (3.09%) ES6
15 31 (2.81%) R
16 30 (2.72%) C++
16 30 (2.72%) Perl
17 28 (2.54%) C
18 26 (2.36%) Java 8
19 24 (2.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (4.45%) Degree
2 41 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.00%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.09%) CISSP
5 12 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.64%) CISM
8 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.45%) CISA
10 4 (0.36%) CCNA
10 4 (0.36%) CEH
10 4 (0.36%) CRISC
10 4 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.27%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.27%) PhD
12 2 (0.18%) CCSP
12 2 (0.18%) CISMP
12 2 (0.18%) ISSMP
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (39.56%) GCP
2 39 (3.54%) QA
3 11 (1.00%) GDPR
4 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.091%) SLA
8 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 361 (32.76%) Docker
2 96 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (3.72%) Xen
5 35 (3.18%) Hyper-V
6 29 (2.63%) VirtualBox
7 23 (2.09%) Active Directory
8 15 (1.36%) Apache Flume
9 12 (1.09%) vSphere
10 9 (0.82%) HDFS
11 7 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.45%) KVM
13 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.18%) NFS
15 1 (0.091%) Ceph
15 1 (0.091%) pfSense
15 1 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 330 (29.95%) Kubernetes
2 224 (20.33%) Ansible
3 197 (17.88%) Terraform
4 167 (15.15%) Puppet
5 128 (11.62%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (4.81%) Mesos
7 48 (4.36%) Packer
8 37 (3.36%) Consul
9 35 (3.18%) Docker Swarm
10 33 (2.99%) Kibana
11 23 (2.09%) logstash
12 20 (1.81%) Hadoop YARN
13 17 (1.54%) Salt
14 15 (1.36%) Nagios
15 14 (1.27%) Oozie
15 14 (1.27%) Prometheus
16 13 (1.18%) ZABBIX
17 11 (1.00%) Grafana
18 10 (0.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
19 9 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 835 (75.77%) Google
2 132 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 103 (9.35%) VMware
4 51 (4.63%) Splunk
5 50 (4.54%) IBM
6 36 (3.27%) New Relic
7 35 (3.18%) Oracle
7 35 (3.18%) Red Hat
8 31 (2.81%) Tableau
9 19 (1.72%) Adobe
10 17 (1.54%) Rackspace
11 16 (1.45%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.18%) Postini
12 13 (1.18%) SaltStack
13 12 (1.09%) HP
13 12 (1.09%) SAP
13 12 (1.09%) TOWER Software
14 11 (1.00%) AppDynamics
14 11 (1.00%) Talend
15 10 (0.91%) Cloudera