Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 167 197
Rank change year-on-year +19 +30 -19
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 54 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.56% 2.62% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 13
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £300 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -27.71% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £208 £383
90th Percentile £600 £391 £500
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 - -
England median hourly rate £28.72 £27.16 -
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -

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 1,185 724 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.47% 15.64% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 466 363
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £574
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +3.39% -35.87%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.23 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £51.73 £18.53
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.85% -18.48%

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 October 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 20 October 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 +20 20 £600 +84.62% 7
Coventry +6 20 £600 -29.41% 2
Solihull - 6 £613 -
Herefordshire -17 5 £240 +11.63% 3
Warwickshire +4 2 £451 +66.08%
Google Cloud Platform
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 46 (85.19%) Google
2 21 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (35.19%) Office 365
4 18 (33.33%) Migration
5 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 15 (27.78%) G Suite
7 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
7 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
7 14 (25.93%) Postini
8 13 (24.07%) .NET
9 12 (22.22%) Linux
10 11 (20.37%) C#
10 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.52%) SQL
11 10 (18.52%) .NET Core
12 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (14.81%) SDLC
12 8 (14.81%) Python
12 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
13 7 (12.96%) MySQL
13 7 (12.96%) Java
13 7 (12.96%) Terraform
13 7 (12.96%) DevOps
14 6 (11.11%) Ansible
14 6 (11.11%) R
14 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 6 (11.11%) Data Science
14 6 (11.11%) HTML

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 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.85%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (35.19%) Office 365
3 15 (27.78%) G Suite
4 5 (9.26%) PaaS
5 4 (7.41%) GitHub
6 1 (1.85%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.85%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) MySQL
2 5 (9.26%) MariaDB
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) Bigtable
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) GitLab
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA Agile
2 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
2 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Angular Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Data Scientist
4 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Information Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Security Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) .NET Core
3 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 6 (11.11%) HTML
4 5 (9.26%) JSON
4 5 (9.26%) REST
4 5 (9.26%) Web Services
4 5 (9.26%) XML
5 4 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 4 (7.41%) OAuth
5 4 (7.41%) OAuth2
5 4 (7.41%) SAML
6 2 (3.70%) CSS
6 2 (3.70%) Java EE
6 2 (3.70%) jQuery
6 2 (3.70%) React
6 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.85%) Doctrine
7 1 (1.85%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) Digital Media
3 4 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) PKI
4 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Robotics
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Migration
2 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.81%) SDLC
3 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
4 7 (12.96%) DevOps
5 6 (11.11%) Data Science
6 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.26%) Data Virtualisation
6 5 (9.26%) Identity Management
6 5 (9.26%) Information Security
6 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.41%) Cryptography
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C#
2 10 (18.52%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) Python
4 7 (12.96%) Java
5 6 (11.11%) R
6 5 (9.26%) C++
6 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 5 (9.26%) XQuery
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) Go
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) CEH
2 4 (7.41%) CISM
2 4 (7.41%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) GDPR
1 4 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Terraform
2 6 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (85.19%) Google
2 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.93%) Postini
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco
4 5 (9.26%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.56%) VMware
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Zend