Period
to 26 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Google products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Google over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Google
England > North West
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 143 181
Rank change year-on-year -9 +38 -6
Contract jobs citing Google 66 53 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 0.98% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.75% 2.24% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 35
North West median daily rate £475 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +37.93% +31.82%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £280
90th Percentile £625 £600 £500
England median daily rate £475 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.98% - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -5.41% -31.09%

Google is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,398 2,365 3,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.60% 43.95% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,399 1,870
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £230
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 131 178
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £16.18 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -23.86% +26.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.33 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +8.70%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Google as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Google in the North West

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in the North West

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the North West over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the North West

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in the North West

Google
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 50 £475 -13.64% 71
Merseyside +12 8 £550 +13.99% 10
Cheshire -21 6 £400 +18.52% 10
Lancashire -6 1 £395 - 9
Google
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Google also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Google.

1 30 (45.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 29 (43.94%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (31.82%) Analytics
6 20 (30.30%) Google Analytics
7 19 (28.79%) Python
8 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 14 (21.21%) DevOps
9 13 (19.70%) Linux
9 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
10 12 (18.18%) Finance
10 12 (18.18%) Java
10 12 (18.18%) Kubernetes
10 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
11 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (16.67%) Big Data
12 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (15.15%) Windows
12 10 (15.15%) CMS
12 10 (15.15%) Content Management
12 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (15.15%) Information Architecture
13 9 (13.64%) Open Source
13 9 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (13.64%) Ansible
13 9 (13.64%) Programme Management
13 9 (13.64%) Marketing
13 9 (13.64%) TDD
13 9 (13.64%) Manufacturing

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.15%) CMS
2 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.61%) Apache Spark
4 4 (6.06%) Amazon Alexa
4 4 (6.06%) Confluence
5 3 (4.55%) Apache
6 2 (3.03%) Drupal
6 2 (3.03%) JBoss
6 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.52%) CICS
7 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.52%) SAS
7 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (13.64%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) InDesign
3 1 (1.52%) InVision
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (45.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 29 (43.94%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (30.30%) Google Analytics
4 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (10.61%) GitHub
6 5 (7.58%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (7.58%) PaaS
6 5 (7.58%) Serverless
7 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (4.55%) IaaS
8 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.52%) AdWords
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Internet
2 5 (7.58%) HTTP
3 4 (6.06%) SMS
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
5 1 (1.52%) Intranet
5 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
5 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Big Data
2 6 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.52%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.52%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.58%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio Code
4 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.03%) GitLab
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.52%) JMeter
5 1 (1.52%) Selenium
5 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Electronics
2 9 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 9 (13.64%) Marketing
2 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Architect
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
2 10 (15.15%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (10.61%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) AWS Software Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Content Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Web Content Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Web Manager
5 5 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Digital Analytics Specialist
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Java Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) Web Services
2 8 (12.12%) CSS
2 8 (12.12%) HTML
2 8 (12.12%) Node.js
3 4 (6.06%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Core
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.03%) Middleware
5 2 (3.03%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) RESTful
5 2 (3.03%) SOAP
5 2 (3.03%) Spring
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) BBC
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Linux
2 10 (15.15%) Windows
3 8 (12.12%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Android
5 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.52%) MVS
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) Analytics
3 14 (21.21%) DevOps
4 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
5 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (15.15%) Content Management
7 10 (15.15%) Information Architecture
8 9 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (13.64%) Open Source
8 9 (13.64%) Programme Management
8 9 (13.64%) TDD
9 8 (12.12%) BDD
9 8 (12.12%) Change Control
9 8 (12.12%) Machine Learning
10 7 (10.61%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (9.09%) Data Analytics
11 6 (9.09%) Data Management
12 5 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) Python
2 12 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.55%) Go
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) Ruby
4 3 (4.55%) Scala
4 3 (4.55%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.52%) PL/1
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
1 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) GCP
2 6 (9.09%) GDPR
2 6 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Docker
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.03%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 9 (13.64%) Ansible
3 8 (12.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (10.61%) Puppet
5 4 (6.06%) Terraform
6 2 (3.03%) Consul
6 2 (3.03%) Packer
7 1 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.52%) Grafana
7 1 (1.52%) Kibana
7 1 (1.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) SAP
3 5 (7.58%) Coremetrics
4 3 (4.55%) IBM
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.03%) Hortonworks
5 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 2 (3.03%) Twitter
5 2 (3.03%) Wyse
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe
6 1 (1.52%) Hotjar
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.52%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.52%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Xamarin