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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Google
Rank 96 97 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Google 14 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.27% 0.77% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.85 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+67.21% -7.57%
Google
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
1105 1033 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.46% 47.80% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 505 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Google across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Google Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Google across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Google Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Warwickshire -1 6 £450 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 7 (29.17%) Degree
3 6 (25.00%) Internet
3 6 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (20.83%) jQuery
4 5 (20.83%) HTML5
5 4 (16.67%) Google Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Automotive
5 4 (16.67%) Google Apps
5 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) User Experience
6 3 (12.50%) CSS3
6 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.50%) VBA
6 3 (12.50%) .NET
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) Java
6 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) Mathematics

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.17%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Google Apps
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 6 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (20.83%) jQuery
4 5 (20.83%) HTML5
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) .NET
6 3 (12.50%) CSS3
6 3 (12.50%) Ajax
7 2 (8.33%) JSON
7 2 (8.33%) iOS SDK
7 2 (8.33%) REST
7 2 (8.33%) DHTML
7 2 (8.33%) XSLT
8 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
8 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (4.17%) Google Closure
8 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
8 1 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (8.33%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.17%) Economics
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Blog
4 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.33%) Content Management
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) OOP
3 2 (8.33%) OO
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) ITSM
3 2 (8.33%) SEO
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Use Case
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) VBA
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CNE
2 2 (8.33%) Novell Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Lotus
2 2 (8.33%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.17%) Facebook
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter
3 1 (4.17%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe