Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 149 171
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 +12
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 55 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.84% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.20% 4.57% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 15
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +36.36% -17.50%
10th Percentile £447 £208 £250
90th Percentile £688 £675 £500
England median daily rate £550 £515 £450
% change year-on-year +6.80% +14.44% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £23.36 £28.97 £27.65
% change year-on-year -19.36% +4.76% -2.82%

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 1,309 876 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.55% 18.49% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 575 363
West Midlands median daily rate £465 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £251
90th Percentile £625 £609 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.90 £10.58
90th Percentile £21.35 £25.50 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -10.00%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 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 +33 25 £513 +2.50% 11
Solihull - 15 £650 - 1
Coventry -15 10 £550 -
Warwickshire +1 3 £500 +14.29% 6
Google Cloud Platform
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 42 (76.36%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (60.00%) Google
3 31 (56.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (56.36%) Linux
4 25 (45.45%) Terraform
5 24 (43.64%) DevOps
5 24 (43.64%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 20 (36.36%) Public Cloud
8 18 (32.73%) Java
9 16 (29.09%) Puppet
10 15 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (27.27%) Ansible
11 14 (25.45%) PaaS
11 14 (25.45%) Open Source
11 14 (25.45%) nginx
11 14 (25.45%) DNS
12 13 (23.64%) .NET
13 12 (21.82%) Python
13 12 (21.82%) SaaS
13 12 (21.82%) IaaS
14 11 (20.00%) Docker
14 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (20.00%) Tomcat
14 11 (20.00%) Identity Management
14 11 (20.00%) VMware
15 9 (16.36%) IPsec
15 9 (16.36%) Finance
15 9 (16.36%) SSL

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 14 (25.45%) nginx
2 11 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (16.36%) Apache
3 9 (16.36%) IIS
3 9 (16.36%) Jetty
3 9 (16.36%) Mongrel
3 9 (16.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.45%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.82%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 42 (76.36%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (56.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (25.45%) PaaS
4 12 (21.82%) IaaS
4 12 (21.82%) SaaS
5 9 (16.36%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (16.36%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 9 (16.36%) DHCP
2 9 (16.36%) FTP
2 9 (16.36%) HTTP
2 9 (16.36%) IPsec
2 9 (16.36%) SSL
2 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) MariaDB
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.64%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) BigQuery
3 2 (3.64%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Flink
4 1 (1.82%) HBase
4 1 (1.82%) Impala
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (16.36%) Travis CI
4 3 (5.45%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
1 9 (16.36%) Retail
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Architect
2 12 (21.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Cloud Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Security Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (7.27%) Data Scientist
8 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Angular Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) Servlets
3 8 (14.55%) J2EE
4 6 (10.91%) JSON
4 6 (10.91%) Web Services
4 6 (10.91%) XML
5 5 (9.09%) Node.js
5 5 (9.09%) REST
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Core
6 3 (5.45%) Angular 2
6 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.45%) Express
7 2 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.82%) Django
8 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.82%) HTML
8 1 (1.82%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (1.82%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.45%) Cloud Native
3 3 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Robotics
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Continuous Integration
1 24 (43.64%) DevOps
2 15 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
3 14 (25.45%) Open Source
4 11 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
6 8 (14.55%) Security Operations
7 7 (12.73%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (10.91%) Data Science
9 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 5 (9.09%) Data Virtualisation
9 5 (9.09%) High Availability
9 5 (9.09%) Information Security
9 5 (9.09%) Machine Learning
9 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (7.27%) Data Transformation
10 4 (7.27%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (7.27%) ETL
10 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) Java
2 12 (21.82%) Python
3 7 (12.73%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.09%) XQuery
5 4 (7.27%) R
6 3 (5.45%) C#
7 2 (3.64%) C++
7 2 (3.64%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.82%) MCSA
4 1 (1.82%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Docker
1 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (45.45%) Terraform
2 16 (29.09%) Puppet
3 15 (27.27%) Ansible
4 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes
5 7 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (7.27%) Packer
7 1 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 33 (60.00%) Google
2 11 (20.00%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) Splunk