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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google
Rank 122 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Google 18 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.39% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 0.90% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.90 £23.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-26.91% +36.02%
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
1488 1216 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.87% 43.23% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 554 686
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 110 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.97% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -2 9 £330 -7.04% 27
Lancashire - 5 £515 - 4
Merseyside -3 2 £275 -15.38% 5
Cheshire +5 1 - - 4
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 8 (40.00%) Marketing
2 8 (40.00%) Google Analytics
2 8 (40.00%) Analytics
3 7 (35.00%) Social Media
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Twitter
5 5 (25.00%) Puppet
5 5 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (25.00%) Google App Engine
5 5 (25.00%) Open Source
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) FTP
5 5 (25.00%) HTTP
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) Xen
5 5 (25.00%) IPsec
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) CMS
6 4 (20.00%) SEO
6 4 (20.00%) Pay per click

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Joomla!
2 3 (15.00%) Jetty
2 3 (15.00%) WordPress
2 3 (15.00%) nginx
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (25.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DHCP
1 5 (25.00%) FTP
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
1 5 (25.00%) IPsec
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
2 3 (15.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Web Content Editor
2 3 (15.00%) Content Editor
2 3 (15.00%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Web Editor
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Content Manager
4 1 (5.00%) GUI Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Web Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Content Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (20.00%) Google Maps API
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) CSS3
5 3 (15.00%) Backbone.js
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE
5 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) Servlets
6 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (10.00%) Spring
6 2 (10.00%) Ajax
6 2 (10.00%) Sass
6 2 (10.00%) LESS
6 2 (10.00%) Underscore.js
6 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Social Media
2 5 (25.00%) Open Source
3 4 (20.00%) Copywriting
3 4 (20.00%) Blog
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Analytics
2 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Email Marketing
3 4 (20.00%) Pay per click
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) SEO
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Online Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) Memory Management
5 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
1 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Xen
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Twitter
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Coremetrics
3 4 (20.00%) Facebook
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Kony
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