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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Google
Rank 74 92 117
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +25
Contract jobs citing Google 64 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 1.16% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 4.53% 2.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 0
Average daily rate £400 £294 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.93 £27.77 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.64% +85.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.93 £26.85 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-40.67% +47.09%
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
1414 1354 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.89% 50.56% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 755 568
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 86 86
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.03 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 April 2016. 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
Shropshire -3 34 £400 +36.17% 5
Warwickshire -3 8 £115 -36.11% 1
Birmingham +3 4 £400 +23.07% 12
Dudley - 3 £85 -
Coventry -8 1 - - 1
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 46 (62.16%) Puppet
2 45 (60.81%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (60.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (56.76%) OpenStack
3 42 (56.76%) Cloud Computing
3 42 (56.76%) Packer
3 42 (56.76%) Shell Script
3 42 (56.76%) Software Engineering
3 42 (56.76%) Ruby
4 38 (51.35%) Vagrant
5 32 (43.24%) Linux
6 30 (40.54%) DevOps
6 30 (40.54%) Terraform
7 25 (33.78%) Service Management
8 23 (31.08%) ELK Stack
8 23 (31.08%) Uchiwa
8 23 (31.08%) Sensu
8 23 (31.08%) ForgeRock
8 23 (31.08%) MuleSoft
8 23 (31.08%) Graphite
8 23 (31.08%) Git (software)
8 23 (31.08%) Atlassian
9 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
10 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
10 13 (17.57%) MariaDB
10 13 (17.57%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (14.86%) Grafana
11 11 (14.86%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (14.86%) Android

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 42 (56.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 45 (60.81%) Amazon AWS
1 45 (60.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (56.76%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.41%) Google Apps
3 4 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.35%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Firewall
1 1 (1.35%) IMAP
1 1 (1.35%) SMTP
1 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.35%) VoIP
1 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) MariaDB
2 3 (4.05%) Big Data
3 2 (2.70%) BigQuery
3 2 (2.70%) BigTable
3 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 38 (51.35%) Vagrant
2 23 (31.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.05%) JMeter
3 3 (4.05%) JUnit
3 3 (4.05%) Mockito
3 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.70%) Automotive
1 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (1.35%) Billing
2 1 (1.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Publishing
2 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (64.86%) Developer
2 23 (31.08%) Applications Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.86%) Cloud Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Senior Applications Developer
6 6 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Android Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.05%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.70%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Integration Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Lead Android Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) ELK Stack
1 23 (31.08%) Sensu
2 11 (14.86%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
3 7 (9.46%) Spring
4 3 (4.05%) Ajax
4 3 (4.05%) Android SDK
4 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.05%) Dojo
4 3 (4.05%) DOM
4 3 (4.05%) Guice
4 3 (4.05%) HTML
4 3 (4.05%) jQuery
4 3 (4.05%) RESTful
4 3 (4.05%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.05%) Swagger
5 2 (2.70%) JSON
5 2 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Android
3 10 (13.51%) Windows
3 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.35%) Fedora
6 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.35%) Unix
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) Software Engineering
2 30 (40.54%) DevOps
3 25 (33.78%) Service Management
4 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (17.57%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (8.11%) Identity Management
6 6 (8.11%) Open Source
6 6 (8.11%) TDD
7 5 (6.76%) ITSM
8 4 (5.41%) Android Development
8 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.41%) ITIL
9 3 (4.05%) Analytics
9 3 (4.05%) API Design
9 3 (4.05%) Change Management
9 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.05%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.05%) Scrum
10 2 (2.70%) Migration
10 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.76%) Ruby
1 42 (56.76%) Shell Script
2 7 (9.46%) Java
3 4 (5.41%) SQL
4 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) C#
5 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.35%) Scala
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
1 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) MCP
2 3 (4.05%) MCSE
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.70%) QA
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (62.16%) Puppet
2 42 (56.76%) Packer
3 30 (40.54%) Terraform
4 23 (31.08%) Graphite
4 23 (31.08%) Uchiwa
5 11 (14.86%) Grafana
6 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Atlassian
1 23 (31.08%) ForgeRock
1 23 (31.08%) MuleSoft
2 8 (10.81%) WSO2
3 7 (9.46%) Intel Security
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) Adobe
5 2 (2.70%) Dell
5 2 (2.70%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Kaspersky
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.70%) Tableau
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) Avaya
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco
6 1 (1.35%) Mitel
6 1 (1.35%) Omniture
6 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.35%) Veeam
6 1 (1.35%) Xamarin