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 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 267 303 346
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +43
Contract jobs citing Google 394 274 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.24% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 157 133
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £291
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.72% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £15.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.33 £35.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +42.85%

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 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
England +55 375 £338 -3.57% 254
London +25 227 £375 +7.14% 127
South East +24 65 £363 -1.29% 46
City of London +25 46 £375 -2.59% 29
North West +12 31 £275 -21.42% 21
East Sussex - 25 £200 - 9
Manchester +15 22 £275 - 12
Brighton - 21 £200 - 9
South West -8 19 £350 - 15
West Midlands +13 14 £275 -21.42% 7
East Midlands +18 12 £365 +62.22% 9
Hampshire -26 12 £425 +14.24% 5
Surrey +3 10 £450 +125.00% 6
Wiltshire +3 10 £325 -13.33% 4
Northamptonshire +3 9 £365 - 6
Cheshire +10 7 £300 -28.14% 5
Northampton -2 7 £365 - 3
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £363 -14.20% 2
Warwickshire +3 6 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 6 £202 -51.09%
Scotland -7 6 £306 - 10
Chester - 6 £300 -
Somerset +4 5 £405 - 3
Edinburgh -1 5 £306 - 7
Swindon -5 5 £325 -13.33% 3
Southampton -10 4 £425 - 1
Oxford - 4 £408 - 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £408 - 9
Newport +1 3 £475 -
Basingstoke +1 3 - - 1

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 246 (29.43%) Analytics
2 243 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (27.63%) Google Analytics
4 220 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 207 (24.76%) HTML
6 182 (21.77%) Java
6 182 (21.77%) CSS
7 143 (17.11%) SQL
8 135 (16.15%) jQuery
9 129 (15.43%) Android
10 125 (14.95%) Web Services
11 120 (14.35%) Marketing
12 115 (13.76%) User Experience
13 110 (13.16%) Windows
14 107 (12.80%) Linux
15 98 (11.72%) Git (software)
16 95 (11.36%) TDD
17 93 (11.12%) Android Development
18 89 (10.65%) E-Commerce
19 86 (10.29%) JSON
20 83 (9.93%) Google Apps
21 81 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
21 81 (9.69%) XML
22 79 (9.45%) .NET
22 79 (9.45%) Finance
23 78 (9.33%) CMS
23 78 (9.33%) HTML5
24 75 (8.97%) Apple iOS
24 75 (8.97%) Scrum
24 75 (8.97%) Microsoft

Google
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 78 (9.33%) CMS
2 54 (6.46%) Apache
3 34 (4.07%) IIS
4 32 (3.83%) Tomcat
5 30 (3.59%) Node.js
6 18 (2.15%) WordPress
7 17 (2.03%) SAS
8 16 (1.91%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.79%) nginx
9 15 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.79%) ArcGIS
10 13 (1.56%) Drupal
10 13 (1.56%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.44%) MS Exchange
11 12 (1.44%) Jetty
12 10 (1.20%) IBM Notes
13 9 (1.08%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.96%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
15 7 (0.84%) Lync
Applications
1 60 (7.18%) MS Office
2 25 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 20 (2.39%) Photoshop
5 16 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (1.79%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.32%) SPSS
8 9 (1.08%) MS Project
9 8 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (0.84%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.60%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.36%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.24%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 231 (27.63%) Google Analytics
2 30 (3.59%) WebTrends
3 20 (2.39%) SiteCatalyst
4 6 (0.72%) Optimost
5 4 (0.48%) Magento
6 2 (0.24%) Radian6
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 83 (9.93%) Google Apps
2 44 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 28 (3.35%) Google App Engine
4 20 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (1.56%) Office 365
7 9 (1.08%) Heroku
8 8 (0.96%) Basecamp
9 7 (0.84%) PaaS
10 6 (0.72%) SaaS
10 6 (0.72%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.02%) HTTP
2 40 (4.78%) Internet
3 28 (3.35%) Intranet
4 24 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (2.75%) SSL
6 20 (2.39%) VPN
6 20 (2.39%) Firewall
7 16 (1.91%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.56%) DHCP
8 13 (1.56%) DNS
9 12 (1.44%) SAN
9 12 (1.44%) FTP
10 10 (1.20%) IPsec
10 10 (1.20%) LAN
11 8 (0.96%) LDAP
11 8 (0.96%) WAN
12 7 (0.84%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.84%) GSM
13 5 (0.60%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.48%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.18%) MySQL
2 36 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 24 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.39%) MongoDB
5 20 (2.39%) Big Data
6 17 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.56%) SQLite
8 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.08%) Redis
9 9 (1.08%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.60%) RethinkDB
14 4 (0.48%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 98 (11.72%) Git (software)
2 68 (8.13%) Subversion
3 38 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.31%) Eclipse
5 25 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 22 (2.63%) JIRA
6 22 (2.63%) GoogleTest
7 21 (2.51%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.51%) JUnit
8 18 (2.15%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.15%) Axure RP
9 17 (2.03%) Maven
10 16 (1.91%) Android Studio
11 14 (1.67%) Selenium
11 14 (1.67%) Grunt
11 14 (1.67%) Jasmine
12 11 (1.32%) Calabash
12 11 (1.32%) ClearCase
12 11 (1.32%) Ant
13 9 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 120 (14.35%) Marketing
2 79 (9.45%) Finance
3 40 (4.78%) Publishing
4 34 (4.07%) Retail
5 32 (3.83%) Banking
5 32 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.27%) Games
7 13 (1.56%) Automotive
8 11 (1.32%) Electronics
9 9 (1.08%) Advertising
10 7 (0.84%) Back Office
10 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.72%) German Language
12 5 (0.60%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.48%) Billing
13 4 (0.48%) Law
14 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.36%) French Language
14 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 328 (39.23%) Developer
2 151 (18.06%) Analyst
3 88 (10.53%) Android Developer
4 46 (5.50%) Front-End Developer
5 44 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 35 (4.19%) Web Developer
7 34 (4.07%) Software Engineer
8 33 (3.95%) Web Analyst
9 30 (3.59%) Java Developer
10 26 (3.11%) Tester
11 25 (2.99%) Data Analyst
12 23 (2.75%) Architect
12 23 (2.75%) Product Manager
13 22 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (2.63%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.51%) Consultant
15 19 (2.27%) CMS Developer
16 17 (2.03%) Senior Android Developer
16 17 (2.03%) Designer
16 17 (2.03%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (24.76%) HTML
2 182 (21.77%) CSS
3 135 (16.15%) jQuery
4 125 (14.95%) Web Services
5 86 (10.29%) JSON
6 81 (9.69%) XML
7 79 (9.45%) .NET
8 78 (9.33%) HTML5
9 74 (8.85%) Google Maps API
10 71 (8.49%) Ajax
11 65 (7.78%) RESTful
12 61 (7.30%) CSS3
13 53 (6.34%) REST
14 41 (4.90%) AngularJS
14 41 (4.90%) Android SDK
15 39 (4.67%) J2EE
16 38 (4.55%) ASP.NET
16 38 (4.55%) Spring
17 35 (4.19%) GWT
18 34 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.76%) User Experience
2 81 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (7.30%) Mobile App
4 51 (6.10%) Social Media
5 34 (4.07%) Open Source
6 24 (2.87%) W3C
7 23 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.75%) Visualisation
7 23 (2.75%) Statistics
8 20 (2.39%) Web 2.0
9 19 (2.27%) iPhone
9 19 (2.27%) Blackberry
10 18 (2.15%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.56%) PKI
13 12 (1.44%) GIS
13 12 (1.44%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
14 11 (1.32%) Data Integration
15 10 (1.20%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.43%) Android
2 110 (13.16%) Windows
3 107 (12.80%) Linux
4 75 (8.97%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.15%) Mac OS
7 14 (1.67%) UNIX
8 12 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.08%) CentOS
10 9 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.24%) Debian
13 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.12%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (29.43%) Analytics
2 243 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (11.36%) TDD
4 93 (11.12%) Android Development
5 89 (10.65%) E-Commerce
6 75 (8.97%) Scrum
7 73 (8.73%) OO
8 70 (8.37%) Web Development
9 61 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (7.30%) Project Management
10 60 (7.18%) Web Analytics
11 59 (7.06%) Content Management
12 50 (5.98%) OOP
13 47 (5.62%) MVC
14 42 (5.02%) Unit Testing
15 40 (4.78%) Responsive Web Design
16 39 (4.67%) Software Engineering
16 39 (4.67%) BDD
17 36 (4.31%) SEO
17 36 (4.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 220 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 182 (21.77%) Java
3 143 (17.11%) SQL
4 61 (7.30%) Python
5 46 (5.50%) C#
6 44 (5.26%) PHP
7 36 (4.31%) C++
8 30 (3.59%) C
9 28 (3.35%) Ruby
10 14 (1.67%) Objective-C
11 12 (1.44%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.44%) R
12 10 (1.20%) VBA
12 10 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.96%) Golang
14 7 (0.84%) PHP5
14 7 (0.84%) Perl
14 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.60%) Clojure
15 5 (0.60%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 72 (8.61%) Degree
2 64 (7.66%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (0.72%) MCP
5 6 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.36%) MCSE
7 3 (0.36%) MOS
8 2 (0.24%) CNE
8 2 (0.24%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB
8 2 (0.24%) PMP
8 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.12%) VCDX
9 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.67%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.36%) WAI
2 3 (0.36%) SLA
3 2 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) JTAG
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.44%) Xen
4 9 (1.08%) vCloud
5 7 (0.84%) Docker
6 5 (0.60%) vSphere
7 3 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.36%) XenApp
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.24%) HDFS
9 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (2.51%) Puppet
2 17 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.79%) Ansible
4 14 (1.67%) SCCM
5 4 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.48%) Salt
6 3 (0.36%) Kibana
6 3 (0.36%) logstash
6 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.24%) cPanel
7 2 (0.24%) FreeIPA
7 2 (0.24%) SCOM
7 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 75 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.30%) Adobe
3 43 (5.14%) Omniture
3 43 (5.14%) Facebook
4 37 (4.43%) Oracle
5 35 (4.19%) Twitter
6 34 (4.07%) VMware
7 18 (2.15%) RedDot
7 18 (2.15%) Open Text
8 17 (2.03%) Apple
9 16 (1.91%) HP
10 15 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.67%) Sophos
11 14 (1.67%) Tableau
12 12 (1.44%) Coremetrics
12 12 (1.44%) ESRI
12 12 (1.44%) Cisco
13 10 (1.20%) Lotus
13 10 (1.20%) IBM
13 10 (1.20%) hybris
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