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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google
Rank 255 271 267
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing Google 490 391 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 1.59% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 235 251
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 17
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.60 £32.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £16.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+64.06% -30.81%

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
England +29 472 £364 +3.92% 472
London +39 281 £400 +6.66% 159
City of London +9 63 £330 -5.71% 45
South East -34 61 £350 +7.69% 60
East of England +26 33 £375 -21.05% 17
North West +1 29 £310 +12.72% 50
Berkshire +7 23 £288 +59.72% 11
South West -10 17 £425 +41.66% 20
Yorkshire -11 17 £310 -34.73% 66
Hampshire -8 16 £370 -1.33% 13
Cambridgeshire +14 15 £325 -31.57% 8
East Midlands +3 14 £300 -25.00% 65
Merseyside - 14 £150 - 7
Liverpool - 13 £150 - 7
West Midlands -5 12 £250 -9.09% 34
Bristol +7 11 £425 - 8
Manchester +1 11 £425 +54.54% 24
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £334 -4.64% 11
Bracknell -2 10 £425 +157.57% 1
Essex - 10 £400 - 1
Cambridge 0 9 £303 -36.31% 6
West Yorkshire -20 9 £310 -34.73% 32
North Yorkshire - 9 £310 - 17
Reading +2 8 £288 - 2
Leeds -21 8 £330 -30.52% 24
York - 8 £310 - 9
Leicestershire +7 7 £145 -63.79% 3
Milton Keynes -2 7 £250 - 6
Scotland -12 7 £375 -4.76% 8
Basingstoke -10 5 £365 -2.66% 5

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 352 (36.74%) Analytics
2 279 (29.12%) Google Analytics
3 277 (28.91%) HTML
4 275 (28.71%) JavaScript
5 272 (28.39%) Java
6 264 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
7 210 (21.92%) CSS
8 163 (17.01%) Marketing
9 156 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 155 (16.18%) Android
11 152 (15.87%) Microsoft
12 143 (14.93%) Windows
13 140 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
14 133 (13.88%) User Experience
15 130 (13.57%) HTML5
16 127 (13.26%) Linux
17 118 (12.32%) .NET
18 115 (12.00%) SEO
19 114 (11.90%) SQL
20 113 (11.80%) E-Commerce
21 109 (11.38%) Adobe
22 107 (11.17%) Scrum
23 102 (10.65%) Android Development
24 97 (10.13%) Web Services
25 96 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
26 93 (9.71%) Content Management
26 93 (9.71%) Mobile App
26 93 (9.71%) Google Apps
27 92 (9.60%) CMS
28 87 (9.08%) Apple iOS

Google
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 92 (9.60%) CMS
2 69 (7.20%) Tomcat
3 61 (6.37%) Apache
4 52 (5.43%) WebSphere
5 50 (5.22%) nginx
6 45 (4.70%) IIS
7 38 (3.97%) WordPress
8 35 (3.65%) SharePoint
9 34 (3.55%) Jetty
10 33 (3.44%) JBoss
11 30 (3.13%) Node.js
12 22 (2.30%) Umbraco
13 21 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
14 19 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 15 (1.57%) WebLogic
16 14 (1.46%) MS Exchange
16 14 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (1.46%) OpenStack
16 14 (1.46%) Mule ESB
17 13 (1.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 67 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 51 (5.32%) MS Office
3 42 (4.38%) Photoshop
4 30 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (1.25%) SPSS
7 11 (1.15%) MS Project
7 11 (1.15%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.31%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.31%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.10%) FastStats
10 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 44 (4.59%) WebTrends
2 10 (1.04%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (1.04%) Radian6
3 9 (0.94%) Optimost
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 279 (29.12%) Google Analytics
2 156 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 140 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
4 93 (9.71%) Google Apps
5 70 (7.31%) Adobe Analytics
6 57 (5.95%) Google App Engine
7 48 (5.01%) Amazon EC2
8 47 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (2.51%) Office 365
11 22 (2.30%) SaaS
12 16 (1.67%) Google Drive
13 14 (1.46%) PaaS
14 9 (0.94%) Google Compute Engine
15 6 (0.63%) Heroku
16 5 (0.52%) Google Checkout
17 4 (0.42%) IaaS
17 4 (0.42%) Engine Yard
17 4 (0.42%) GitHub
18 3 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.32%) Internet
2 49 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 45 (4.70%) HTTP
3 45 (4.70%) DNS
4 35 (3.65%) DHCP
5 30 (3.13%) Firewall
6 29 (3.03%) VPN
7 28 (2.92%) FTP
7 28 (2.92%) SSL
8 27 (2.82%) IPsec
9 21 (2.19%) Intranet
10 14 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.25%) DMZ
11 12 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (1.15%) SMS
13 10 (1.04%) LAN
13 10 (1.04%) Wireless
14 9 (0.94%) VoIP
15 7 (0.73%) SAN
15 7 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.85%) MySQL
2 46 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 41 (4.28%) MongoDB
4 30 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 28 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (2.61%) Oracle Database
7 24 (2.51%) Relational Database
8 22 (2.30%) Redis
9 18 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.77%) Big Data
11 13 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.36%) SQLite
12 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (1.25%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.04%) Data Mining
13 10 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 67 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 39 (4.07%) Subversion
4 26 (2.71%) JIRA
5 22 (2.30%) Selenium
6 20 (2.09%) Gerrit
6 20 (2.09%) Artifactory
7 19 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 17 (1.77%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.57%) Ant
9 15 (1.57%) Maven
10 14 (1.46%) Android Studio
10 14 (1.46%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.15%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.15%) Axure RP
12 10 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.04%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.94%) Gradle
13 9 (0.94%) Calabash
General
1 163 (17.01%) Marketing
2 85 (8.87%) Finance
3 41 (4.28%) Retail
4 40 (4.18%) Publishing
5 31 (3.24%) Advertising
6 24 (2.51%) Banking
7 15 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.94%) Legal
8 9 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.73%) Games
10 5 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.52%) Automotive
10 5 (0.52%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.42%) Back Office
11 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Danish Language
12 3 (0.31%) Norwegian Language
12 3 (0.31%) Swedish Language
13 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 333 (34.76%) Developer
2 150 (15.66%) Analyst
3 86 (8.98%) Android Developer
4 49 (5.11%) Java Developer
5 48 (5.01%) Consultant
6 38 (3.97%) Support Analyst
7 37 (3.86%) Web Developer
8 36 (3.76%) Project Manager
8 36 (3.76%) Web Analyst
9 33 (3.44%) Architect
9 33 (3.44%) Senior Developer
10 30 (3.13%) Service Analyst
10 30 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (2.51%) Front-End Developer
12 22 (2.30%) Designer
13 21 (2.19%) Junior
13 21 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (1.98%) Applications Support
15 18 (1.88%) 1st Line Support
15 18 (1.88%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (28.91%) HTML
2 210 (21.92%) CSS
3 130 (13.57%) HTML5
4 118 (12.32%) .NET
5 97 (10.13%) Web Services
6 84 (8.77%) jQuery
7 83 (8.66%) CSS3
8 79 (8.25%) XML
9 74 (7.72%) J2EE
10 73 (7.62%) JSON
11 49 (5.11%) AngularJS
12 45 (4.70%) REST
13 42 (4.38%) Google Maps API
14 38 (3.97%) Spring
14 38 (3.97%) Ajax
15 36 (3.76%) Android SDK
16 35 (3.65%) LAMP
17 30 (3.13%) ASP.NET
17 30 (3.13%) RESTful
18 29 (3.03%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 133 (13.88%) User Experience
2 96 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (9.71%) Mobile App
4 62 (6.47%) Social Media
5 43 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 40 (4.18%) Visualisation
7 24 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.19%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.77%) GIS
10 15 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.36%) iPhone
12 12 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.04%) Digital Media
13 10 (1.04%) Copywriting
13 10 (1.04%) Statistics
14 9 (0.94%) Animation
14 9 (0.94%) Clustering
14 9 (0.94%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.94%) Google Search Appliance
15 8 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 155 (16.18%) Android
2 143 (14.93%) Windows
3 127 (13.26%) Linux
4 87 (9.08%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 29 (3.03%) UNIX
6 22 (2.30%) CentOS
6 22 (2.30%) Mac OS X
6 22 (2.30%) Ubuntu
7 18 (1.88%) Mac OS
8 12 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.15%) Solaris
10 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.84%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (36.74%) Analytics
2 264 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (12.00%) SEO
4 113 (11.80%) E-Commerce
5 107 (11.17%) Scrum
6 102 (10.65%) Android Development
7 93 (9.71%) Content Management
8 86 (8.98%) Web Analytics
9 83 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (8.46%) OO
11 69 (7.20%) TDD
12 62 (6.47%) Project Management
13 59 (6.16%) DevOps
14 55 (5.74%) ITIL
15 52 (5.43%) Unit Testing
16 50 (5.22%) Digital Marketing
17 48 (5.01%) Configuration Management
18 47 (4.91%) SOA
19 45 (4.70%) Migration
19 45 (4.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 275 (28.71%) JavaScript
2 272 (28.39%) Java
3 114 (11.90%) SQL
4 68 (7.10%) Python
5 67 (6.99%) PHP
6 51 (5.32%) C#
7 43 (4.49%) Ruby
8 35 (3.65%) Perl
9 32 (3.34%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.30%) Objective-C
10 22 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.19%) C++
12 16 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.57%) VBScript
14 12 (1.25%) C
15 10 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.04%) R
15 10 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.84%) Scala
17 6 (0.63%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 78 (8.14%) Degree
2 62 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 37 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.04%) MCSE
4 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
6 7 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.63%) MCP
8 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.42%) CCNA
9 3 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.31%) PMP
9 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.21%) MOS
11 1 (0.10%) MCSD
11 1 (0.10%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.71%) QA
2 25 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.21%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (4.91%) Active Directory
1 47 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.03%) Docker
3 23 (2.40%) vCloud
4 19 (1.98%) Xen
5 10 (1.04%) XenApp
5 10 (1.04%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.42%) iptables
8 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) XenServer
9 2 (0.21%) LXC
10 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.10%) QEMU
10 1 (0.10%) KVM
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 61 (6.37%) Puppet
2 55 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.61%) Ansible
4 21 (2.19%) HAProxy
5 19 (1.98%) SCCM
6 18 (1.88%) Salt
7 14 (1.46%) Rundeck
8 13 (1.36%) Kibana
8 13 (1.36%) ZABBIX
8 13 (1.36%) logstash
9 9 (0.94%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.73%) Plesk
11 5 (0.52%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.42%) SCOM
12 4 (0.42%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.31%) Pacemaker
14 2 (0.21%) AirWatch
14 2 (0.21%) WMI
14 2 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 152 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 109 (11.38%) Adobe
3 69 (7.20%) VMware
4 60 (6.26%) Facebook
5 55 (5.74%) Apple
6 50 (5.22%) Omniture
7 47 (4.91%) Twitter
8 39 (4.07%) Oracle
9 36 (3.76%) Tableau
10 26 (2.71%) Red Hat
11 23 (2.40%) Sitecore
12 21 (2.19%) Citrix
13 20 (2.09%) HP
13 20 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.98%) Eloqua
14 19 (1.98%) Rackspace
15 18 (1.88%) IBM
16 14 (1.46%) DoubleClick
17 13 (1.36%) Coremetrics
18 12 (1.25%) FatWire
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago