Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 145 155
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 +50
Contract jobs citing GCP 39 58 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.15% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.99% 5.07% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 20
West Midlands median daily rate £481 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +66.67% -27.71%
10th Percentile £336 £291 £208
90th Percentile £650 £600 £388
England median daily rate £550 £550 £496
% change year-on-year - +10.83% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £52.50 -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £52.50 £27.16
% change year-on-year -54.29% +93.30% -

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 1,303 1,144 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.95% 22.73% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 741 476
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £295 £258 £217
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +1.69% -16.90%
10th Percentile £15.45 £10.50 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.00 £21.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.91
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.13% +10.05%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing GCP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCP in the West Midlands

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor 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 16 September 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
Birmingham +19 28 £475 -20.83% 7
Shropshire - 4 £625 - 2
Solihull +3 2 £588 -
Coventry -23 1 - - 1
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 28 (71.79%) AWS
2 27 (69.23%) Azure
2 27 (69.23%) Google
3 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (51.28%) Java
3 20 (51.28%) DevOps
4 14 (35.90%) Python
4 14 (35.90%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (30.77%) Docker
6 11 (28.21%) Kubernetes
6 11 (28.21%) Terraform
7 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
7 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
7 10 (25.64%) Linux
8 9 (23.08%) SQL
9 8 (20.51%) Scrum
10 6 (15.38%) Public Cloud
10 6 (15.38%) Microservices
10 6 (15.38%) Java 8
10 6 (15.38%) VMware
10 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
10 6 (15.38%) .NET
10 6 (15.38%) nginx
10 6 (15.38%) Puppet
10 6 (15.38%) NoSQL
11 5 (12.82%) Open Source
11 5 (12.82%) Google App Engine
11 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
11 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (12.82%) Kanban

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 6 (15.38%) nginx
2 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) Jetty
2 3 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 28 (71.79%) AWS
2 27 (69.23%) Azure
3 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (12.82%) Google App Engine
4 3 (7.69%) PaaS
5 2 (5.13%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (5.13%) IaaS
5 2 (5.13%) SaaS
5 2 (5.13%) Serverless
6 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.56%) G Suite
6 1 (2.56%) GitHub
6 1 (2.56%) Google Drive
6 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) DHCP
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
1 5 (12.82%) HTTP
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.26%) FTP
2 4 (10.26%) IPsec
2 4 (10.26%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 5 (12.82%) BigQuery
3 3 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (7.69%) Big Data
3 3 (7.69%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.69%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) Bigtable
4 2 (5.13%) NewSQL
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.56%) Flink
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) HBase
5 1 (2.56%) Impala
5 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
1 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (7.69%) Artifactory
4 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (7.69%) GitLab
4 3 (7.69%) Travis CI
5 2 (5.13%) CircleCI
5 2 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Azure DevOps
4 6 (15.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Cloud Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) WSO2 Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 4 (10.26%) OAuth
2 4 (10.26%) OAuth2
2 4 (10.26%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) Kafka
3 3 (7.69%) Middleware
3 3 (7.69%) Node.js
3 3 (7.69%) Servlets
3 3 (7.69%) Swagger
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Beam
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) React
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) CoreOS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (51.28%) DevOps
2 14 (35.90%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (20.51%) Scrum
4 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.38%) Microservices
5 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Automation
5 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Kanban
5 5 (12.82%) Open Source
5 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
5 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Data Integration
7 3 (7.69%) API Design
7 3 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 14 (35.90%) Python
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) Java 8
5 4 (10.26%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) Go
5 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.13%) Rust
8 1 (2.56%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) MCSA
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.69%) RHCE
1 3 (7.69%) RHCSA
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) NCSC
1 1 (2.56%) NIST
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Docker
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) Xen
4 3 (7.69%) PowerDNS
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Kubernetes
1 11 (28.21%) Terraform
2 6 (15.38%) Puppet
3 5 (12.82%) Ansible
4 3 (7.69%) MIIS
4 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Google
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) Splunk
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.69%) SAP
4 3 (7.69%) WSO2
5 2 (5.13%) Veracode
6 1 (2.56%) Databricks
6 1 (2.56%) Twitter