Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 192 179
Rank change year-on-year +21 -13 -
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 18 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.14% 0.020%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.25% 1.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
West Midlands median daily rate £288 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +25.00% -
England median daily rate £500 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.16 - £29.64

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 800 609 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.49% 10.35% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 371 152
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £219 £250 £192
90th Percentile £564 £575 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +23.11% -34.00%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.77 £12.58
90th Percentile £24.98 £21.47 £14.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +8.20%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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
Warwickshire - 9 £271 - 4
Herefordshire - 5 £215 -
Coventry - 2 £569 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 1
Google Cloud Platform
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google Cloud Platform also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Google Cloud Platform.

1 18 (100.00%) Google
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) HTML
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (33.33%) DevOps
7 6 (33.33%) Docker
7 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) Kubernetes
8 5 (27.78%) Google Apps Script
8 5 (27.78%) CentOS
8 5 (27.78%) Puppet
8 5 (27.78%) G Suite
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (22.22%) JIRA
9 4 (22.22%) Selenium
9 4 (22.22%) jQuery
9 4 (22.22%) WSO2
9 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (22.22%) BigQuery
9 4 (22.22%) GitLab
9 4 (22.22%) Packer
9 4 (22.22%) VBA
9 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 4 (22.22%) Retail
9 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering

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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Jetty
1 1 (5.56%) Mongrel
1 1 (5.56%) nginx
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) G Suite
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Google App Engine
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.56%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) BigQuery
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (22.22%) GitLab
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) JMeter
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) Codeship
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) VBA Developer
4 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (22.22%) jQuery
2 4 (22.22%) Middleware
3 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) Angular 2
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) JRuby
5 1 (5.56%) Servlets
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) CentOS
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Debian
5 1 (5.56%) Fedora
5 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Logistics
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow
7 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) Google Apps Script
4 4 (22.22%) VBA
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Go
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) GCP
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Kubernetes
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) Consul
2 4 (22.22%) Packer
2 4 (22.22%) Terraform
3 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.56%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Google
2 4 (22.22%) WSO2
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Perforce
5 1 (5.56%) Rackspace