The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Google products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 104 99 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Google 12 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 1.67% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £169 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.85 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.81% -58.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £16.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+64.06% -30.81%
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England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1036 1196 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.09% 48.84% 45.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 561 396
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.30 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.32 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Google
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Google Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Google
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Google Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Google
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Google Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Google
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the West Midlands region 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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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
Birmingham +2 2 £263 +33.75% 9
West Bromwich - 2 £225 -
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 4
Solihull - 1 £300 -
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England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 21 (48.84%) HTML
3 19 (44.19%) CSS
4 15 (34.88%) jQuery
5 13 (30.23%) PHP
6 12 (27.91%) HTML5
7 11 (25.58%) MySQL
8 9 (20.93%) .NET
8 9 (20.93%) LAMP
8 9 (20.93%) Joomla!
8 9 (20.93%) WordPress
8 9 (20.93%) CSS3
9 8 (18.60%) Google Apps
9 8 (18.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (18.60%) CMS
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
9 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.28%) Linux
10 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
10 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (16.28%) Analytics
10 7 (16.28%) Google Analytics
10 7 (16.28%) Plesk
11 6 (13.95%) Web Development
11 6 (13.95%) Degree
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) C#
12 5 (11.63%) Web Services
12 5 (11.63%) XML

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (20.93%) Joomla!
1 9 (20.93%) WordPress
2 8 (18.60%) CMS
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Google Apps
1 8 (18.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (16.28%) Google Analytics
3 4 (9.30%) Google App Engine
3 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.65%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Heroku
4 2 (4.65%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (4.65%) Joyent
4 2 (4.65%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) SSL
1 2 (4.65%) Intranet
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.33%) Juju
3 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (9.30%) Back Office
1 4 (9.30%) Automotive
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Advertising
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (9.30%) AWS Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Junior
5 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Excel Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Customer Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) HTML
2 19 (44.19%) CSS
3 15 (34.88%) jQuery
4 12 (27.91%) HTML5
5 9 (20.93%) CSS3
5 9 (20.93%) .NET
5 9 (20.93%) LAMP
6 5 (11.63%) Web Services
6 5 (11.63%) XML
7 4 (9.30%) Ajax
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.98%) Google Maps API
9 2 (4.65%) OAuth
9 2 (4.65%) DHTML
9 2 (4.65%) OOXML
9 2 (4.65%) Sass
9 2 (4.65%) LESS
9 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.65%) XSLT
9 2 (4.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) W3C
2 2 (4.65%) Graphic Design
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) New Media
3 1 (2.33%) GIS
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Android
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
1 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (16.28%) Analytics
2 6 (13.95%) Web Development
3 5 (11.63%) ITSM
4 4 (9.30%) Service Management
4 4 (9.30%) Change Management
4 4 (9.30%) BPR
4 4 (9.30%) Web Design
5 3 (6.98%) Pay per click
5 3 (6.98%) Change Control
5 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) SEO
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Mobile Development
6 2 (4.65%) MVC
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) PHP
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) C#
5 4 (9.30%) VB
5 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) VBA
6 3 (6.98%) Google Apps Script
7 2 (4.65%) Java
7 2 (4.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) MCP
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) vCloud
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Plesk
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
2 3 (6.98%) Vagrant
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.65%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) OpenView
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Apple
3 3 (6.98%) Adobe
4 2 (4.65%) McAfee
4 2 (4.65%) Telerik
4 2 (4.65%) Omniture
4 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.65%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.33%) Endeca
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle