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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Google
Rank 109 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Google 10 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.75% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 1.50% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 16
Average daily rate
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£190 £288 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.91% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £139 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £345 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.68 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.43% +19.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.85 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+79.81% -46.27%
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
1068 1266 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.58% 49.92% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 613 455
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 100 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £28.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
Warwickshire +1 7 £171 -47.30% 4
Birmingham +5 2 £263 +84.21% 17
Staffordshire - 1 £300 - 8
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (55.81%) JavaScript
2 19 (44.19%) HTML
3 17 (39.53%) CSS
4 13 (30.23%) PHP
4 13 (30.23%) jQuery
5 10 (23.26%) HTML5
6 9 (20.93%) WordPress
6 9 (20.93%) Joomla!
6 9 (20.93%) LAMP
6 9 (20.93%) MySQL
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
7 8 (18.60%) Google Apps
7 8 (18.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (16.28%) CSS3
8 7 (16.28%) Plesk
8 7 (16.28%) .NET
8 7 (16.28%) Linux
8 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) ITSM
9 6 (13.95%) Android
9 6 (13.95%) CMS
9 6 (13.95%) Web Development
10 5 (11.63%) Degree
10 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.63%) Web Services
10 5 (11.63%) XML
11 4 (9.30%) Windows
11 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 4 (9.30%) T-SQL

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (13.95%) CMS
3 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
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 4 (9.30%) Google Analytics
2 4 (9.30%) Google App Engine
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
3 2 (4.65%) Heroku
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (4.65%) Joyent
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 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 9 (20.93%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 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%) Automotive
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
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%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.65%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Excel Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Excel VBA Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (44.19%) HTML
2 17 (39.53%) CSS
3 13 (30.23%) jQuery
4 10 (23.26%) HTML5
5 9 (20.93%) LAMP
6 7 (16.28%) .NET
6 7 (16.28%) CSS3
7 5 (11.63%) Web Services
7 5 (11.63%) XML
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
9 2 (4.65%) XHTML
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) W3C
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
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%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.33%) GIS
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Android
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITSM
1 6 (13.95%) Web Development
2 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.30%) Web Design
3 4 (9.30%) Analytics
3 4 (9.30%) Service Management
3 4 (9.30%) Change Management
3 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.30%) BPR
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) SEO
4 3 (6.98%) Change Control
4 3 (6.98%) DevOps
4 3 (6.98%) Pay per click
5 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile Development
5 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.65%) Android Development
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) PHP
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) VB
5 3 (6.98%) VBA
5 3 (6.98%) Google Apps Script
5 3 (6.98%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) 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 4 (9.30%) 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
2 4 (9.30%) McAfee
3 2 (4.65%) Telerik
3 2 (4.65%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) HP