The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Google products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Google over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google
Rank 125 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing Google 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.80% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £23.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.81% -33.92%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1242 997 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.21% 40.43% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 452 432
Average daily rate £350 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 62
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Google
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Google Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Google
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Google Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Google
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Google across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Google Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Google
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Google Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Google
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Glasgow -3 6 £413 - 2
Edinburgh -21 3 £210 -30.00% 4
Dundee - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
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Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) STL
2 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (58.33%) GoogleTest
3 6 (50.00%) CppUnit
3 6 (50.00%) XML
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) ATL
5 4 (33.33%) COM+
5 4 (33.33%) DCOM
5 4 (33.33%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Android
6 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (58.33%) GoogleTest
2 6 (50.00%) CppUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
6 1 (8.33%) Mockito
6 1 (8.33%) Valgrind
6 1 (8.33%) Gerrit
6 1 (8.33%) CodeRush
6 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (8.33%) CMake
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Lead Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Editor
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Web Content Editor
4 1 (8.33%) Content Editor
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) STL
1 7 (58.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) ATL
3 4 (33.33%) COM+
3 4 (33.33%) DCOM
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Struts
5 2 (16.67%) REST
5 2 (16.67%) JSP
5 2 (16.67%) OLE DB
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
5 2 (16.67%) Tapestry
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) JSON
5 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Spring Web Flow
5 2 (16.67%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Android
2 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
4 2 (16.67%) Android Development
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Apple