Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 154 197
Rank change year-on-year +23 +43 -21
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 67 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.57% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.18% 4.07% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 11
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £300 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -27.71% +33.87%
10th Percentile £235 £208 £383
90th Percentile £675 £458 £448
England median daily rate £538 £455 £466
% change year-on-year +18.13% -2.41% +33.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £26.13
% change year-on-year +81.82% +5.23% +18.78%

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 1,084 614 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.96% 14.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 412 301
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £513
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.30 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.77% -42.22% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £13.27
90th Percentile £27.83 £52.40 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -17.39%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Coventry - 28 £500 -
Herefordshire +2 11 £240 -12.73%
Birmingham -15 7 £550 +25.71% 9
Warwickshire - 7 £451 - 1
Solihull - 6 - - 1
Google Cloud Platform
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 65 (97.01%) Google
2 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (29.85%) GCP
3 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 15 (22.39%) .NET
4 15 (22.39%) JIRA
5 14 (20.90%) C#
6 13 (19.40%) SQL
6 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (19.40%) Migration
6 13 (19.40%) .NET Core
7 12 (17.91%) Waterfall
7 12 (17.91%) QA
8 11 (16.42%) G Suite
8 11 (16.42%) Office 365
9 10 (14.93%) Docker
9 10 (14.93%) DevOps
9 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (14.93%) Postini
9 10 (14.93%) Performance Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
9 10 (14.93%) Retail
9 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
9 10 (14.93%) HTML
9 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
10 9 (13.43%) SpecFlow
10 9 (13.43%) Gherkin
11 8 (11.94%) AngularJS

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 10 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) Confluence
3 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Jetty
4 1 (1.49%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.49%) nginx
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.42%) G Suite
2 11 (16.42%) Office 365
3 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) DHCP
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) FTP
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) IPsec
1 1 (1.49%) SSL
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Big Data
3 3 (4.48%) BigQuery
3 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.49%) Bigtable
5 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) JIRA
2 9 (13.43%) SpecFlow
3 8 (11.94%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Subversion
6 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (14.93%) Retail
2 4 (5.97%) Automotive
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Consultant
4 9 (13.43%) .NET Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Angular Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Architect
4 9 (13.43%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.46%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) .NET
2 13 (19.40%) .NET Core
3 10 (14.93%) HTML
4 9 (13.43%) Gherkin
5 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.46%) React
7 3 (4.48%) Angular 2
7 3 (4.48%) CSS
7 3 (4.48%) Node.js
8 2 (2.99%) JSON
9 1 (1.49%) CSS3
9 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.49%) J2EE
9 1 (1.49%) JAXB
9 1 (1.49%) jQuery
9 1 (1.49%) JSP
9 1 (1.49%) Servlets
9 1 (1.49%) Web Services
9 1 (1.49%) XML
9 1 (1.49%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.40%) Migration
3 12 (17.91%) Waterfall
4 10 (14.93%) DevOps
4 10 (14.93%) Performance Testing
4 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
5 8 (11.94%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.45%) SDLC
7 5 (7.46%) Microservices
7 5 (7.46%) Web Development
8 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.97%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.48%) ITIL
9 3 (4.48%) Project Governance
9 3 (4.48%) Project Management
9 3 (4.48%) Software Delivery
9 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.48%) Workflow
10 2 (2.99%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) C#
2 13 (19.40%) SQL
3 6 (8.96%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.48%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.85%) GCP
2 12 (17.91%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
1 10 (14.93%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Salt
3 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 65 (97.01%) Google
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.93%) Postini
4 3 (4.48%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.99%) Tableau
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.49%) MapR
6 1 (1.49%) Zend