The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Google products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Google over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google
Rank 253 305 328
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +23
Contract jobs citing Google 466 315 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 1.31% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 191 147
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £249 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £31.00 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +17.30%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Google
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Google Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Google
Daily Rate Trend

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

Google Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Google
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Google within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Google Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Google
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Google Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Google
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Google within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Google Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Google
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
(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
England +56 440 £350 -6.66% 268
London +34 262 £375 -3.22% 138
South East +11 69 £310 +12.72% 40
City of London +13 60 £340 -17.07% 40
South West -7 30 £375 - 13
East Midlands +18 22 £325 - 6
North West +5 22 £275 -21.42% 35
Hampshire -13 19 £350 +118.75% 11
East of England -16 16 £354 +4.04% 16
Northamptonshire +2 15 £313 - 1
Wiltshire -5 15 £260 - 1
Berkshire +9 14 £288 +36.90% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £350 -17.64% 1
Manchester -6 12 £268 -28.66% 19
Northampton +1 11 £300 - 1
Scotland -1 11 £350 - 5
Salisbury - 9 - -
Southampton - 9 £425 - 3
Maidenhead +7 8 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 8 £250 - 4
Surrey -7 8 £325 +18.18% 7
West Midlands -14 8 £375 +15.38% 3
Glasgow - 8 £308 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames +5 7 £333 - 1
Bristol -10 7 £363 - 3
East Sussex -1 6 - - 4
Yorkshire -4 6 £250 - 15
Somerset - 6 £550 - 3
Lancashire - 6 £515 - 3
Preston - 6 £515 -

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 240 (27.37%) Analytics
2 228 (26.00%) Google Analytics
3 223 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (24.52%) Java
5 206 (23.49%) JavaScript
5 206 (23.49%) HTML
6 172 (19.61%) CSS
7 163 (18.59%) SQL
8 129 (14.71%) Marketing
9 127 (14.48%) jQuery
10 121 (13.80%) Android
10 121 (13.80%) Windows
11 120 (13.68%) JSON
12 114 (13.00%) TDD
13 109 (12.43%) XML
14 105 (11.97%) Google Apps
15 103 (11.74%) Linux
16 102 (11.63%) Git (software)
17 99 (11.29%) User Experience
18 94 (10.72%) Android Development
19 93 (10.60%) Facebook
20 91 (10.38%) Finance
21 89 (10.15%) Web Services
22 88 (10.03%) Google Maps API
23 86 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
24 84 (9.58%) HTML5
24 84 (9.58%) Microsoft
25 82 (9.35%) Twitter
26 81 (9.24%) Mobile App
27 80 (9.12%) REST

Google
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 69 (7.87%) CMS
2 53 (6.04%) Apache
3 40 (4.56%) Tomcat
4 31 (3.53%) Node.js
5 23 (2.62%) IBM Notes
5 23 (2.62%) WordPress
6 21 (2.39%) SharePoint
7 18 (2.05%) IIS
7 18 (2.05%) SAS
8 17 (1.94%) ArcGIS
9 15 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.60%) nginx
11 13 (1.48%) Jetty
11 13 (1.48%) MS Exchange
12 12 (1.37%) Lotus Domino
12 12 (1.37%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.25%) OpenStack
14 9 (1.03%) Lync
15 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 56 (6.39%) MS Office
2 41 (4.68%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.74%) Photoshop
4 14 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.14%) SPSS
5 10 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.80%) MS Project
7 5 (0.57%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.46%) InDesign
9 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Blender
10 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 228 (26.00%) Google Analytics
2 28 (3.19%) WebTrends
3 22 (2.51%) SiteCatalyst
4 6 (0.68%) Optimost
5 4 (0.46%) Magento
6 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.11%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 105 (11.97%) Google Apps
2 46 (5.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 33 (3.76%) Google App Engine
4 24 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (1.25%) Office 365
7 11 (1.25%) PaaS
8 9 (1.03%) SaaS
8 9 (1.03%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.57%) Heroku
10 3 (0.34%) GitHub
10 3 (0.34%) IaaS
11 2 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.11%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.21%) Internet
2 44 (5.02%) HTTP
3 23 (2.62%) SSL
4 19 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (1.82%) Firewall
6 15 (1.71%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.60%) VPN
7 14 (1.60%) Intranet
8 13 (1.48%) FTP
9 12 (1.37%) DNS
9 12 (1.37%) DHCP
9 12 (1.37%) IPsec
10 10 (1.14%) SAN
10 10 (1.14%) LAN
10 10 (1.14%) WAN
11 7 (0.80%) S/MIME
11 7 (0.80%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.57%) LDAP
13 4 (0.46%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.34%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.21%) MySQL
2 54 (6.16%) SQL Server
3 33 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.31%) Big Data
5 21 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.28%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.05%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.94%) SQLite
9 13 (1.48%) Data Mining
10 11 (1.25%) DB2
11 9 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.68%) Redis
13 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.34%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 102 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 76 (8.67%) Subversion
3 45 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 37 (4.22%) JIRA
5 28 (3.19%) Eclipse
6 20 (2.28%) GoogleTest
7 19 (2.17%) Grunt
8 18 (2.05%) Jasmine
9 16 (1.82%) Maven
10 15 (1.71%) Ant
11 14 (1.60%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.60%) Selenium
12 13 (1.48%) JUnit
13 12 (1.37%) TeamCity
14 10 (1.14%) Mockito
15 8 (0.91%) CppUnit
15 8 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
15 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.91%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.91%) Trac
General
1 129 (14.71%) Marketing
2 91 (10.38%) Finance
3 36 (4.10%) Retail
4 31 (3.53%) Banking
5 30 (3.42%) Publishing
6 29 (3.31%) Games
7 27 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.05%) Automotive
9 17 (1.94%) Advertising
10 11 (1.25%) Electronics
11 8 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.80%) Billing
12 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.68%) Back Office
13 6 (0.68%) German Language
14 5 (0.57%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.46%) French Language
16 3 (0.34%) Legal
16 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 373 (42.53%) Developer
2 154 (17.56%) Analyst
3 90 (10.26%) Android Developer
4 57 (6.50%) Front-End Developer
5 53 (6.04%) Java Developer
6 37 (4.22%) Web Developer
7 36 (4.10%) Senior Developer
8 32 (3.65%) Mobile Developer
9 30 (3.42%) Web Analyst
10 29 (3.31%) Lead Developer
11 28 (3.19%) Service Analyst
11 28 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (3.08%) Software Engineer
12 27 (3.08%) Architect
13 26 (2.96%) Data Analyst
14 24 (2.74%) Consultant
15 21 (2.39%) Administrator
16 20 (2.28%) Tester
16 20 (2.28%) PHP Developer
17 19 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (23.49%) HTML
2 172 (19.61%) CSS
3 127 (14.48%) jQuery
4 120 (13.68%) JSON
5 109 (12.43%) XML
6 89 (10.15%) Web Services
7 88 (10.03%) Google Maps API
8 84 (9.58%) HTML5
9 80 (9.12%) REST
10 64 (7.30%) Spring
11 63 (7.18%) .NET
12 60 (6.84%) CSS3
13 54 (6.16%) Ajax
14 53 (6.04%) RESTful
15 45 (5.13%) AngularJS
16 41 (4.68%) GWT
17 39 (4.45%) J2EE
18 35 (3.99%) Android SDK
19 34 (3.88%) SOAP
20 32 (3.65%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 99 (11.29%) User Experience
2 86 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (9.24%) Mobile App
4 61 (6.96%) Social Media
5 39 (4.45%) Open Source
6 23 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.51%) Digital Media
8 18 (2.05%) W3C
9 17 (1.94%) Visualisation
9 17 (1.94%) Data Integration
10 16 (1.82%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.82%) Statistics
11 15 (1.71%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.60%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.48%) iPhone
14 12 (1.37%) GIS
15 10 (1.14%) iPad
15 10 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (1.03%) PKI
16 9 (1.03%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.80%) Windows
1 121 (13.80%) Android
2 103 (11.74%) Linux
3 71 (8.10%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 21 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.71%) Mac OS
8 13 (1.48%) UNIX
9 12 (1.37%) CentOS
10 10 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.03%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.23%) Debian
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (27.37%) Analytics
2 223 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (13.00%) TDD
4 94 (10.72%) Android Development
5 79 (9.01%) Scrum
6 78 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 64 (7.30%) Web Development
8 62 (7.07%) OO
9 60 (6.84%) Project Management
10 58 (6.61%) MVC
11 54 (6.16%) Migration
12 51 (5.82%) SEO
13 50 (5.70%) Web Analytics
14 49 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
15 48 (5.47%) Responsive Web Design
16 46 (5.25%) Digital Marketing
16 46 (5.25%) Content Management
17 41 (4.68%) Software Engineering
18 40 (4.56%) SOA
18 40 (4.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (24.52%) Java
2 206 (23.49%) JavaScript
3 163 (18.59%) SQL
4 60 (6.84%) Python
5 51 (5.82%) C#
6 44 (5.02%) PHP
7 33 (3.76%) C++
8 21 (2.39%) C
9 16 (1.82%) Ruby
9 16 (1.82%) Perl
10 13 (1.48%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.03%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.91%) VBA
13 8 (0.91%) Golang
14 7 (0.80%) R
14 7 (0.80%) PHP5
15 6 (0.68%) Scala
15 6 (0.68%) Google Apps Script
15 6 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 71 (8.10%) Degree
2 48 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.80%) MCP
5 6 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.46%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.46%) MOS
7 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) VCDX
9 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.11%) CNE
9 1 (0.11%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.11%) MCSE
9 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.71%) QA
2 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.68%) WCAG
4 4 (0.46%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) WAI
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 36 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.14%) Xen
4 7 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.57%) vCloud
5 5 (0.57%) Docker
6 4 (0.46%) XenServer
7 3 (0.34%) HDFS
7 3 (0.34%) XenApp
8 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (2.17%) Puppet
2 15 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.37%) SCCM
3 12 (1.37%) Ansible
4 7 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.34%) Hyperic
5 3 (0.34%) Salt
5 3 (0.34%) SCOM
6 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.23%) Kibana
6 2 (0.23%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 93 (10.60%) Facebook
2 84 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 82 (9.35%) Twitter
4 46 (5.25%) Omniture
5 45 (5.13%) Oracle
6 35 (3.99%) Adobe
7 34 (3.88%) VMware
8 23 (2.62%) Lotus
9 20 (2.28%) Tableau
10 18 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.71%) Cisco
12 14 (1.60%) Apple
13 13 (1.48%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.48%) ESRI
13 13 (1.48%) Coremetrics
14 12 (1.37%) Sitecore
14 12 (1.37%) Citrix
15 11 (1.25%) Sophos
16 10 (1.14%) IBM
16 10 (1.14%) Business Objects
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zetman
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £380-425/Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £160 - £200 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £250 - £280 per day
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Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
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