Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 695 692
Rank change year-on-year +152 -3 +124
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 334 194 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.29% 1.69% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 124 158
UK median daily rate £493 £465 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.86% +11.77% +0.91%
10th Percentile £300 £375 £263
90th Percentile £650 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £350
% change year-on-year +2.41% +18.57% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
UK median hourly rate £27.16 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 14594 11463 6949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 10.71% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 7968 4571
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.76% -
10th Percentile £269 £281 £250
90th Percentile £622 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 178 132
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.77 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.54% -17.48% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.49 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £17.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +11.65% -26.09% +31.43%

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 September 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 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Top 14 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 September 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 +163 328 £493 +5.01% 101
London +73 199 £518 +8.95% 58
UK excluding London +104 131 £425 +2.41% 45
South East +35 43 £480 +20.00% 12
South West +25 31 £394 -7.35% 4
West Midlands +39 23 £300 -27.71% 4
Midlands +34 23 £300 -27.71% 6
North of England +70 16 £525 -2.78% 8
East of England +3 13 £475 - 13
North West +29 7 £563 +2.74% 5
Yorkshire +25 6 £500 -5.48% 3
Scotland +36 4 £500 - 2
North East +69 3 - -
Wales -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 287 (85.93%) Google
2 198 (59.28%) Amazon AWS
3 127 (38.02%) DevOps
4 120 (35.93%) Python
5 113 (33.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 103 (30.84%) Linux
7 102 (30.54%) Docker
8 100 (29.94%) Java
9 82 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (22.75%) Kubernetes
11 66 (19.76%) Big Data
12 65 (19.46%) SQL
13 62 (18.56%) Jenkins
14 59 (17.66%) Analytics
15 54 (16.17%) JavaScript
15 54 (16.17%) BigQuery
16 50 (14.97%) Web Services
16 50 (14.97%) GCP
16 50 (14.97%) Puppet
17 48 (14.37%) Apache Spark
18 47 (14.07%) Ansible
19 45 (13.47%) Hadoop
20 43 (12.87%) Configuration Management
20 43 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
20 43 (12.87%) Finance
21 42 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
22 40 (11.98%) Open Source
22 40 (11.98%) Node.js
23 39 (11.68%) TDD
24 37 (11.08%) Scala

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 48 (14.37%) Apache Spark
2 35 (10.48%) Apache
3 22 (6.59%) IIS
4 19 (5.69%) OpenStack
5 17 (5.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (5.09%) nginx
6 16 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.79%) WebSphere
7 15 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (4.19%) Jetty
8 14 (4.19%) Mongrel
9 11 (3.29%) Confluence
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.60%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.60%) JBoss
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (2.69%) HipChat
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 198 (59.28%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (33.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (9.28%) Google App Engine
3 31 (9.28%) PaaS
4 26 (7.78%) IaaS
5 21 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (4.79%) Google Analytics
7 16 (4.79%) Google Compute Engine
8 15 (4.49%) OpenShift
9 8 (2.40%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.10%) Google Container Engine
11 6 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (1.80%) GitHub
12 5 (1.50%) SaaS
12 5 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (1.20%) G Suite
14 3 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.38%) DNS
2 19 (5.69%) HTTP
3 18 (5.39%) DHCP
4 15 (4.49%) SSL
5 14 (4.19%) FTP
5 14 (4.19%) IPsec
5 14 (4.19%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.29%) Firewall
7 6 (1.80%) VPN
7 6 (1.80%) WAN
8 5 (1.50%) LAN
9 4 (1.20%) LDAP
9 4 (1.20%) Network Security
10 3 (0.90%) BGP
10 3 (0.90%) Internet
10 3 (0.90%) Wireless
11 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.60%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.60%) X.509
12 1 (0.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.76%) Big Data
2 54 (16.17%) BigQuery
3 45 (13.47%) Hadoop
4 32 (9.58%) MySQL
5 31 (9.28%) NoSQL
6 26 (7.78%) Relational Database
7 25 (7.49%) Apache Hive
8 22 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (6.29%) SQL Server
10 15 (4.49%) MongoDB
10 15 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (4.49%) RDBMS
11 14 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (4.19%) HBase
12 13 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database
14 9 (2.69%) Data Mining
14 9 (2.69%) DB2
14 9 (2.69%) Looker
15 8 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 62 (18.56%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.68%) JIRA
3 28 (8.38%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.19%) Travis CI
5 11 (3.29%) Bitbucket
5 11 (3.29%) GitLab
6 9 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (2.69%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (2.69%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.40%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.10%) Selenium
9 6 (1.80%) Maven
9 6 (1.80%) RSpec
9 6 (1.80%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.50%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (1.50%) Mocha
10 5 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.20%) JMeter
11 4 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 43 (12.87%) Finance
2 33 (9.88%) Marketing
3 23 (6.89%) Banking
3 23 (6.89%) Retail
4 13 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.99%) Automotive
6 8 (2.40%) Electronics
6 8 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.10%) French Language
7 7 (2.10%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Advertising
9 4 (1.20%) Games
9 4 (1.20%) Legal
10 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.90%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.90%) Publishing
10 3 (0.90%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.90%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (23.35%) Developer
2 71 (21.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (11.98%) Architect
4 32 (9.58%) Java Developer
5 28 (8.38%) Data Engineer
6 25 (7.49%) Analyst
6 25 (7.49%) Cloud Architect
7 22 (6.59%) Consultant
8 17 (5.09%) .NET Developer
8 17 (5.09%) Big Data Engineer
9 15 (4.49%) Data Scientist
10 14 (4.19%) Data Architect
11 12 (3.59%) Big Data Architect
11 12 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
12 11 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.29%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (3.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 9 (2.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.97%) Web Services
2 40 (11.98%) Node.js
3 32 (9.58%) .NET
4 28 (8.38%) AngularJS
5 27 (8.08%) HTML
6 22 (6.59%) React
7 21 (6.29%) Middleware
7 21 (6.29%) REST
8 19 (5.69%) CSS
8 19 (5.69%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (4.79%) Kafka
10 15 (4.49%) J2EE
11 13 (3.89%) ASP.NET
11 13 (3.89%) Servlets
12 12 (3.59%) HTML5
13 11 (3.29%) JSON
13 11 (3.29%) RESTful
14 10 (2.99%) Apache Tez
14 10 (2.99%) Spring
14 10 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.99%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.89%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.29%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.99%) Fintech
6 10 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.50%) NHS
9 5 (1.50%) User Experience
9 5 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.20%) Online Games
10 4 (1.20%) Streaming Music
11 3 (0.90%) Clustering
11 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.60%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 103 (30.84%) Linux
2 27 (8.08%) Unix
3 18 (5.39%) Windows
4 16 (4.79%) CentOS
5 13 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.89%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.69%) Solaris
6 9 (2.69%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) RancherOS
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (38.02%) DevOps
2 82 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (17.66%) Analytics
4 43 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (12.87%) Configuration Management
5 42 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (11.98%) Open Source
7 39 (11.68%) TDD
8 34 (10.18%) ETL
9 32 (9.58%) Test Automation
10 29 (8.68%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.89%) Machine Learning
12 22 (6.59%) E-Commerce
13 21 (6.29%) Project Management
14 20 (5.99%) Microservices
14 20 (5.99%) Scrum
14 20 (5.99%) SDLC
15 18 (5.39%) Data Engineering
15 18 (5.39%) MVC
16 16 (4.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 120 (35.93%) Python
2 100 (29.94%) Java
3 65 (19.46%) SQL
4 54 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 37 (11.08%) Scala
6 24 (7.19%) Ruby
7 22 (6.59%) Go
8 19 (5.69%) C#
9 17 (5.09%) Bash Shell
10 12 (3.59%) Perl
11 9 (2.69%) PHP
11 9 (2.69%) R
12 6 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.50%) Groovy
14 4 (1.20%) Clojure
14 4 (1.20%) VBA
15 3 (0.90%) C++
15 3 (0.90%) Google Apps Script
16 2 (0.60%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (4.79%) Degree
2 11 (3.29%) PhD
3 10 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.50%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.90%) CISA
8 3 (0.90%) CISM
8 3 (0.90%) CISSP
9 2 (0.60%) CCSP
9 2 (0.60%) CRISC
9 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.30%) CCNA
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.30%) MBA
10 1 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (14.97%) GCP
2 20 (5.99%) QA
3 4 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) COBIT
4 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) MiFID
System Software
1 102 (30.54%) Docker
2 17 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.19%) Xen
4 7 (2.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.90%) HDFS
5 3 (0.90%) vCloud
6 2 (0.60%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.60%) XenApp
6 2 (0.60%) XenServer
7 1 (0.30%) Ceph
7 1 (0.30%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.30%) KVM
7 1 (0.30%) Squid
7 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (22.75%) Kubernetes
2 50 (14.97%) Puppet
3 47 (14.07%) Ansible
4 35 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (9.28%) Terraform
6 15 (4.49%) Docker Swarm
6 15 (4.49%) Packer
7 13 (3.89%) Mesos
8 10 (2.99%) Rancher
9 5 (1.50%) Consul
9 5 (1.50%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (1.50%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.20%) Kibana
11 3 (0.90%) CloudForms
11 3 (0.90%) logstash
11 3 (0.90%) Nagios
12 2 (0.60%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.60%) SCCM
12 2 (0.60%) SCOM
12 2 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 287 (85.93%) Google
2 32 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.08%) Tableau
4 22 (6.59%) VMware
5 21 (6.29%) Oracle
6 14 (4.19%) Hortonworks
7 9 (2.69%) Atlassian
7 9 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.69%) SAP
7 9 (2.69%) SnapLogic
7 9 (2.69%) Talend
8 8 (2.40%) SaltStack
9 6 (1.80%) WSO2
10 5 (1.50%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.50%) IBM
11 4 (1.20%) HP
11 4 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.90%) EMC
13 2 (0.60%) Citrix
13 2 (0.60%) Splunk