Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 28 May 2020 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 136 124
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 +26
Contract jobs citing GCP 22 50 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.09% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.43% 3.59% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 41 45
Median daily rate £438 £550 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +22.09% +50.17%
10th Percentile £389 £425 £235
90th Percentile £805 £675 £675
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.66 £39.14
% change year-on-year +87.57% -52.32% +42.31%

GCP is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 642 1,393 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.10% 30.28% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 882 684
Median daily rate £464 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £287
90th Percentile £622 £630 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33% +9.09%
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.02% +7.50% +5.49%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GCP in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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
Birmingham +6 8 £400 -18.99% 6
Coventry +28 6 £444 -19.32% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £427 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing GCP 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for GCP.

1 18 (81.82%) Google
2 11 (50.00%) AWS
3 10 (45.45%) Azure
4 9 (40.91%) Java
5 8 (36.36%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) REST
6 6 (27.27%) Splunk
6 6 (27.27%) Spring
6 6 (27.27%) Kubernetes
7 5 (22.73%) BigQuery
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (22.73%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (22.73%) MODAF
7 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
7 5 (22.73%) CCDE
7 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
7 5 (22.73%) DMVPN
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (22.73%) Analytics
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) CCIE

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Luigi
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) AWS
2 10 (45.45%) Azure
3 4 (18.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) GitHub
4 1 (4.55%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) BGP
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco ISE
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (22.73%) DMVPN
1 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
1 5 (22.73%) HTTPS
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) OSPF
1 5 (22.73%) VoIP
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
1 5 (22.73%) Wireless
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) BigQuery
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.55%) Charles Proxy
1 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) NetBeans
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Google Analytics Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Principal Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) REST
1 6 (27.27%) Spring
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) OAuth
4 1 (4.55%) OpenID
4 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) SAML
4 1 (4.55%) Servlets
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.64%) Public Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Analytics
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (22.73%) MODAF
1 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
2 4 (18.18%) Architectural Design
2 4 (18.18%) Architecture Roadmap
2 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
2 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (18.18%) SDLC
2 4 (18.18%) SOA
2 4 (18.18%) Technology Roadmap
2 4 (18.18%) Web Application Development
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Tag Management
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) Python
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) Go
5 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCDE
1 5 (22.73%) CCDP
1 5 (22.73%) CCIE
1 5 (22.73%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 5 (22.73%) CCNA
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
1 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Analytics IQ
3 2 (9.09%) AWS Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) OpenAM
2 1 (4.55%) OpenDJ
2 1 (4.55%) OpenIDM
2 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Google
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Splunk
3 5 (22.73%) Dell
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.55%) Databricks
5 1 (4.55%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.55%) New Relic
5 1 (4.55%) Tableau