The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Google products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Google over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Google.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google
Rank 118 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Google 26 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.72% 1.04% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 2
Average daily rate
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£294 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £419 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+48.76% +2.54%
Google
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1516 1251 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.92% 44.17% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 619 652
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £487 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 98 112
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.52% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.07 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Google
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Google across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Google Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Google
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Google across the North West region.

Google Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Google
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Google across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Google Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Google
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Google across the North West region.

Google Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Google
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 17 £275 -26.66% 11
Cheshire +15 8 £300 -14.28% 4
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Google also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Google.

1 19 (44.19%) Google Analytics
1 19 (44.19%) Analytics
2 11 (25.58%) HTML
2 11 (25.58%) .NET
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 10 (23.26%) SAS
4 8 (18.60%) CSS
4 8 (18.60%) Google Maps API
4 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Marketing
5 7 (16.28%) jQuery
5 7 (16.28%) Social Media
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Java
5 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.95%) IPsec
6 6 (13.95%) SEO
6 6 (13.95%) CMS
6 6 (13.95%) VMware
6 6 (13.95%) DHCP
6 6 (13.95%) FTP
6 6 (13.95%) HTTP
6 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.95%) DNS
6 6 (13.95%) Open Source
6 6 (13.95%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (13.95%) Google App Engine
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Google also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Google. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.26%) SAS
2 6 (13.95%) CMS
3 4 (9.30%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Apache
3 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.30%) nginx
3 4 (9.30%) Jetty
3 4 (9.30%) Drupal
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.98%) Joomla!
4 3 (6.98%) WordPress
4 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (13.95%) Google App Engine
1 6 (13.95%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.33%) Responsys
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) IPsec
1 6 (13.95%) DHCP
1 6 (13.95%) FTP
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
1 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
1 6 (13.95%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) SSL
3 3 (6.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQLite
2 1 (2.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (18.60%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Web Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Web Editor
5 3 (6.98%) Web Content Editor
5 3 (6.98%) Content Editor
5 3 (6.98%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Report Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.33%) WPF Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Web Content Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) HTML
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) CSS
2 8 (18.60%) Google Maps API
3 7 (16.28%) jQuery
4 4 (9.30%) J2EE
4 4 (9.30%) Servlets
4 4 (9.30%) CSS3
5 3 (6.98%) Backbone.js
5 3 (6.98%) JSON
5 3 (6.98%) HTML5
5 3 (6.98%) Web Services
6 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.65%) Ajax
6 2 (4.65%) Spring
6 2 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (4.65%) Sass
6 2 (4.65%) LESS
6 2 (4.65%) Underscore.js
6 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Social Media
2 6 (13.95%) Open Source
3 4 (9.30%) Copywriting
3 4 (9.30%) Blog
4 2 (4.65%) GIS
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Analytics
2 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
3 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.95%) SEO
3 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.63%) Content Management
4 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Email Marketing
5 4 (9.30%) Pay per click
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) MVC
6 3 (6.98%) Web Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (6.98%) Online Marketing
6 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.65%) Workflow
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Testing
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) PMP
1 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (13.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
2 6 (13.95%) Telerik
2 6 (13.95%) Twitter
3 5 (11.63%) Coremetrics
4 4 (9.30%) Facebook
5 2 (4.65%) ESRI
6 1 (2.33%) Kony
6 1 (2.33%) Cognos
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe
6 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com