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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google
Rank 131 133 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing Google 20 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.032% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 0.075% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 0
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.85 £35.00 £30.46
% change year-on-year
-23.30% +14.89%
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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
1631 1340 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.14% 43.14% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 663 474
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 114 93
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.49 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire - 6 £275 - 4
Merseyside - 5 £156 - 2
Manchester - 4 £310 - 25
Cheshire - 4 £350 - 13
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (27.50%) UNIX
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) .NET
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (22.50%) Google Analytics
5 9 (22.50%) Analytics
6 8 (20.00%) IIS
6 8 (20.00%) C++
7 7 (17.50%) C
7 7 (17.50%) Java
7 7 (17.50%) OO
7 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
7 7 (17.50%) GSM
7 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
7 7 (17.50%) Software Packaging
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Doxygen
7 7 (17.50%) VMware
7 7 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (17.50%) Google App Engine
7 7 (17.50%) GoogleTest
8 6 (15.00%) Puppet
8 6 (15.00%) nginx
8 6 (15.00%) Open Source
8 6 (15.00%) Jenkins

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 8 (20.00%) IIS
2 6 (15.00%) nginx
2 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.00%) Jetty
2 6 (15.00%) SAS
2 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Drupal
3 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Doxygen
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (22.50%) Google Analytics
4 7 (17.50%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (17.50%) Google App Engine
5 5 (12.50%) Google Apps
6 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
1 7 (17.50%) GSM
2 6 (15.00%) IPsec
2 6 (15.00%) SSL
2 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) FTP
2 6 (15.00%) HTTP
2 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) Network Security
3 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
4 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) GoogleTest
2 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Designer
6 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) UI Designer
6 2 (5.00%) C Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.50%) Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) Software Packaging
3 6 (15.00%) Servlets
3 6 (15.00%) J2EE
4 5 (12.50%) HTML
4 5 (12.50%) CSS
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.50%) Google Maps API
6 2 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (5.00%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) SOAP
7 1 (2.50%) Web Services
7 1 (2.50%) XHTML
7 1 (2.50%) ISPF
7 1 (2.50%) Spring
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.50%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Raspberry Pi
1 5 (12.50%) BeagleBone
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) UNIX
3 6 (15.00%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) Android
4 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Analytics
3 7 (17.50%) OO
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.00%) Open Source
4 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Progressive Enhancement
7 2 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (5.00%) Graceful Degradation
7 2 (5.00%) ITSM
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) SEO
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Web Analytics
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) C++
2 7 (17.50%) C
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 4 (10.00%) Perl
6 3 (7.50%) SQL
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) C#
8 1 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) JCL
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) PMP
2 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.00%) Xen
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Puppet
1 6 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) ESRI
5 1 (2.50%) Telerik
5 1 (2.50%) Facebook
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter