Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 12 December 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 175 203
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28 -28
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 42 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.35% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.43% 2.12% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 12 9
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £288 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -42.50% +25.00%
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.22 £27.16 -
% change year-on-year -18.21% - -

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 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 1,226 801 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.60% 16.31% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 529 367
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £565 £568
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.31% +23.11%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.83 £13.77
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.98 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

Google Cloud Platform
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Google Cloud Platform as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Google Cloud Platform in the West Midlands

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google Cloud Platform in the West Midlands

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the West Midlands

Google Cloud Platform
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 Google Cloud Platform within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Birmingham +18 22 £600 +33.33% 8
Coventry -5 9 £600 -29.41%
Solihull - 8 £650 -
Warwickshire +4 3 £500 +84.33%
Herefordshire -19 2 - -
Google Cloud Platform
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Google Cloud Platform.

1 30 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (64.29%) Google
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (38.10%) Linux
5 15 (35.71%) Terraform
6 14 (33.33%) Python
7 10 (23.81%) Identity Management
7 10 (23.81%) PaaS
8 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (21.43%) Ansible
8 9 (21.43%) DevOps
8 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (21.43%) Public Cloud
9 8 (19.05%) Data Science
9 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (19.05%) SQL
9 8 (19.05%) Office 365
10 7 (16.67%) R
10 7 (16.67%) Digital Media
10 7 (16.67%) Degree
10 7 (16.67%) Java
10 7 (16.67%) Information Security
10 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (14.29%) SDLC
11 6 (14.29%) Migration
11 6 (14.29%) MySQL
11 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (14.29%) Waterfall

Google Cloud Platform
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 5 (11.90%) nginx
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (23.81%) PaaS
4 8 (19.05%) Office 365
5 6 (14.29%) IaaS
5 6 (14.29%) SaaS
6 4 (9.52%) G Suite
6 4 (9.52%) GitHub
7 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.38%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Power BI
4 1 (2.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (11.90%) GitLab
3 3 (7.14%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Aerospace
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Consultant
3 7 (16.67%) Data Scientist
3 7 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Information Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Security Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 2 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) TIBCO Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) JSON
1 5 (11.90%) REST
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
1 5 (11.90%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) OAuth
2 4 (9.52%) OAuth2
2 4 (9.52%) SAML
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) Java EE
5 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.38%) CSS3
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (2.38%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (2.38%) React
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) scikit-learn
5 1 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Public Cloud
2 7 (16.67%) Digital Media
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 4 (9.52%) PKI
6 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Native
7 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (2.38%) Robotics
8 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Identity Management
2 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (21.43%) DevOps
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Data Science
4 7 (16.67%) Information Security
4 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 6 (14.29%) Migration
5 6 (14.29%) SDLC
5 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.90%) Data Virtualisation
6 5 (11.90%) Machine Learning
6 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (9.52%) Cryptography
7 4 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (9.52%) ETL
7 4 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Java
3 7 (16.67%) R
4 5 (11.90%) C++
4 5 (11.90%) PL/SQL
4 5 (11.90%) XQuery
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) Go
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) CEH
2 4 (9.52%) CISM
2 4 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) GDPR
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.52%) Docker
1 4 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) Terraform
2 9 (21.43%) Ansible
3 4 (9.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Google
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco
2 5 (11.90%) TIBCO
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Postini
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle