Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 141 147
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +31
Contract jobs citing Google 83 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.51% 1.18% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 3.71% 2.87% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 34
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +37.93%
10th Percentile £351 £289 £263
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £405
% change year-on-year +10.53% +17.28% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
North West median hourly rate £14.36 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +11.98% -
10th Percentile £13.22 £12.69 £11.75
90th Percentile £20.89 £15.63 £14.85
England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.05 £15.85
% change year-on-year -27.23% +51.72% -14.32%

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 2,239 2,369 2,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.85% 41.01% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,408 1,419 1,413
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £236 £225
90th Percentile £615 £600 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 151 129
North West median hourly rate £23.84 £16.19 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.22% +0.06% -24.74%
10th Percentile £13.81 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.25 £47.36
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +17 68 £468 -1.58% 21
Merseyside -5 7 £450 -18.18%
Cheshire +8 2 £405 +1.25% 10
Lancashire -14 1 - - 2
Google
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 50 (60.24%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (49.40%) Google Cloud Platform
3 39 (46.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (45.78%) DevOps
5 34 (40.96%) Puppet
6 32 (38.55%) Linux
7 31 (37.35%) .NET
8 26 (31.33%) Jenkins
9 25 (30.12%) Java
10 23 (27.71%) DNS
10 23 (27.71%) Configuration Management
10 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (26.51%) Ansible
11 22 (26.51%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (26.51%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (25.30%) IPsec
12 21 (25.30%) DHCP
12 21 (25.30%) FTP
12 21 (25.30%) HTTP
12 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
13 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
13 19 (22.89%) Unit Testing
14 18 (21.69%) Bash Shell
14 18 (21.69%) Analytics
15 17 (20.48%) Salt
15 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
15 17 (20.48%) VMware
16 16 (19.28%) Google Analytics
16 16 (19.28%) Windows
16 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (15.66%) Tomcat
2 12 (14.46%) Apache
2 12 (14.46%) IIS
2 12 (14.46%) Jetty
2 12 (14.46%) Mongrel
2 12 (14.46%) nginx
2 12 (14.46%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.61%) CMS
4 2 (2.41%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.20%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (1.20%) Chatbot
4 1 (1.20%) InDesign
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 50 (60.24%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (49.40%) Google Cloud Platform
3 39 (46.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (26.51%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (19.28%) Google Analytics
6 13 (15.66%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (14.46%) Google App Engine
8 10 (12.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (3.61%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (2.41%) npm
11 1 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (1.20%) G Suite
11 1 (1.20%) GitHub
11 1 (1.20%) IaaS
11 1 (1.20%) PaaS
11 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.71%) DNS
2 21 (25.30%) DHCP
2 21 (25.30%) FTP
2 21 (25.30%) HTTP
2 21 (25.30%) IPsec
2 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.46%) SSL
4 2 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.66%) Travis CI
3 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.61%) git-flow
4 3 (3.61%) JUnit
4 3 (3.61%) Mockito
5 2 (2.41%) Grunt
5 2 (2.41%) gulp
5 2 (2.41%) Hamcrest
5 2 (2.41%) JIRA
5 2 (2.41%) Selenium
5 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.20%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.20%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.20%) jMock
6 1 (1.20%) Maven
6 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (9.64%) Retail
2 6 (7.23%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Developer
3 12 (14.46%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (13.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (4.82%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Google Analytics Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Java Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Python Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (37.35%) .NET
2 13 (15.66%) J2EE
3 12 (14.46%) Servlets
4 7 (8.43%) CSS
4 7 (8.43%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (7.23%) HTML
6 5 (6.02%) Spring
7 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.82%) React
7 4 (4.82%) RESTful
8 3 (3.61%) CSS3
8 3 (3.61%) HTML5
8 3 (3.61%) Node.js
8 3 (3.61%) Vue.js
9 2 (2.41%) JMS
9 2 (2.41%) jQuery
9 2 (2.41%) REST
9 2 (2.41%) Sass
9 2 (2.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) User Experience
3 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.41%) Blog
4 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.41%) Fintech
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) SCADA
5 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Linux
2 16 (19.28%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) DevOps
2 23 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) Configuration Management
3 19 (22.89%) Test Automation
3 19 (22.89%) Unit Testing
4 18 (21.69%) Analytics
5 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (15.66%) Open Source
8 11 (13.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (13.25%) Migration
9 9 (10.84%) Anomaly Detection
10 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.43%) Microservices
12 6 (7.23%) Decision-Making
13 5 (6.02%) Performance Measurement
13 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
13 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.02%) TDD
14 4 (4.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Java
2 18 (21.69%) Bash Shell
3 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
4 10 (12.05%) Python
5 9 (10.84%) SQL
6 6 (7.23%) C#
7 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.82%) PHP
9 3 (3.61%) Groovy
10 2 (2.41%) C++
10 2 (2.41%) Java 8
11 1 (1.20%) R
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby
11 1 (1.20%) Scala
11 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.41%) MCSA
3 2 (2.41%) MCSE
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.20%) CISM
4 1 (1.20%) CISSP
4 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.20%) PhD
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (15.66%) Xen
3 9 (10.84%) Docker
4 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (40.96%) Puppet
2 22 (26.51%) Ansible
2 22 (26.51%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (20.48%) Salt
4 15 (18.07%) Terraform
5 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.41%) Packer
6 2 (2.41%) SCCM
7 1 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.20%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.20%) Rancher
7 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
1 17 (20.48%) VMware
2 8 (9.64%) Splunk
2 8 (9.64%) Twitter
3 3 (3.61%) ATG
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) Facebook
4 2 (2.41%) YouTube
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe
5 1 (1.20%) Citrix
5 1 (1.20%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.20%) Instagram
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.20%) UiPath