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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google
Rank 101 113 119
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Google 31 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 2
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£275 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £445 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £291
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +42.85%
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
1457 1183 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.33% 44.32% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 568 576
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 100
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 +15 22 £275 - 12
Cheshire +10 7 £300 -28.14% 5
Lancashire - 2 - - 4
Merseyside - - - - 1
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (37.25%) Google Analytics
1 19 (37.25%) Analytics
2 13 (25.49%) Linux
3 12 (23.53%) HTML
4 11 (21.57%) .NET
5 10 (19.61%) SAS
6 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 9 (17.65%) CSS
7 8 (15.69%) C++
7 8 (15.69%) OO
7 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
7 8 (15.69%) Marketing
7 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Software Packaging
8 7 (13.73%) Doxygen
8 7 (13.73%) UNIX
8 7 (13.73%) Bluetooth
8 7 (13.73%) GSM
8 7 (13.73%) C
8 7 (13.73%) GoogleTest
8 7 (13.73%) Google Maps API
8 7 (13.73%) Social Media
9 6 (11.76%) jQuery
9 6 (11.76%) Open Source
9 6 (11.76%) Puppet
9 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (11.76%) Google App Engine

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (19.61%) SAS
2 6 (11.76%) CMS
3 4 (7.84%) nginx
3 4 (7.84%) Jetty
3 4 (7.84%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.84%) Drupal
3 4 (7.84%) Apache
3 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.88%) Joomla!
4 3 (5.88%) WordPress
5 2 (3.92%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.96%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (11.76%) Google App Engine
1 6 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.96%) Responsys
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Bluetooth
1 7 (13.73%) GSM
2 6 (11.76%) DHCP
2 6 (11.76%) FTP
2 6 (11.76%) HTTP
2 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) IPsec
3 4 (7.84%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) Intranet
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) SQLite
2 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) GoogleTest
2 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) JUnit
3 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (15.69%) Marketing
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Tester
4 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Web Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Web Editor
6 3 (5.88%) Report Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Web Content Editor
6 3 (5.88%) Content Editor
6 3 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) C Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Business Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) HTML
2 11 (21.57%) .NET
3 9 (17.65%) CSS
4 7 (13.73%) Software Packaging
4 7 (13.73%) Google Maps API
5 6 (11.76%) jQuery
6 4 (7.84%) CSS3
6 4 (7.84%) JSON
6 4 (7.84%) J2EE
6 4 (7.84%) Servlets
7 3 (5.88%) Web Services
7 3 (5.88%) HTML5
8 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.92%) Sass
8 2 (3.92%) LESS
8 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.92%) Ajax
8 2 (3.92%) XML
9 1 (1.96%) SOAP
9 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Social Media
2 6 (11.76%) Open Source
3 4 (7.84%) Copywriting
3 4 (7.84%) Blog
4 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.92%) GIS
5 1 (1.96%) Statistics
5 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Analytics
2 8 (15.69%) OO
2 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 6 (11.76%) SEO
4 5 (9.80%) Content Management
4 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Pay per click
5 4 (7.84%) Email Marketing
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.88%) Web Analytics
6 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.88%) Online Marketing
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.69%) C++
3 7 (13.73%) C
4 6 (11.76%) Java
5 4 (7.84%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) PMP
1 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.76%) Xen
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Twitter
2 6 (11.76%) Telerik
2 6 (11.76%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) Coremetrics
4 4 (7.84%) Facebook
5 2 (3.92%) ESRI
6 1 (1.96%) Cognos
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Kony
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