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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 142 145
Rank change year-on-year +35 +3  
Contract jobs citing Google 24 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.98% 1.49% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 13
Median daily rate £488 £450 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +53.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.93 £26.85
% change year-on-year -5.80% -40.67%  

Google is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1215 1807 1773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 43.45% 44.93% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1023 841
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 86 110
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.17 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Google as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 21 £519 +15.27% 23
Cheshire +17 1 £305 -39.00% 17
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Google
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Google.

1 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (38.46%) Java
3 18 (34.62%) Finance
4 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
5 16 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (28.85%) Open Source
7 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (23.08%) Programme Management
8 12 (23.08%) Python
8 12 (23.08%) Hadoop
8 12 (23.08%) BDD
8 12 (23.08%) Big Data
8 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 11 (21.15%) Puppet
9 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (21.15%) Marketing
9 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (21.15%) .NET
9 11 (21.15%) Windows
9 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
9 11 (21.15%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (19.23%) Apache Spark
10 10 (19.23%) DevOps
10 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
10 10 (19.23%) TDD
11 9 (17.31%) Electronics
11 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
11 9 (17.31%) SAP
11 9 (17.31%) SQL
11 9 (17.31%) Internet

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 (19.23%) Apache Spark
2 6 (11.54%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 5 (9.62%) IIS
3 5 (9.62%) Jetty
3 5 (9.62%) Mongrel
3 5 (9.62%) nginx
3 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.77%) IBM Domino
6 2 (3.85%) Drupal
6 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.92%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.92%) JBoss
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.69%) InfoPath
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (17.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (13.46%) Google Analytics
5 5 (9.62%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (9.62%) Google App Engine
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (3.85%) GitHub
7 1 (1.92%) AdWords
7 1 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.92%) G Suite
7 1 (1.92%) PaaS
7 1 (1.92%) SaaS
7 1 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Internet
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.62%) FTP
3 5 (9.62%) HTTP
3 5 (9.62%) IPsec
4 4 (7.69%) Extranet
4 4 (7.69%) Intranet
4 4 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (3.85%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) LAN
5 2 (3.85%) NFC
5 2 (3.85%) VoIP
5 2 (3.85%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) WAN
5 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) Big Data
1 12 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.77%) Spark SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (3.85%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.92%) DB2
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Travis CI
2 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.69%) Selenium
3 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.77%) Xcode
5 2 (3.85%) Ant
5 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.85%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.85%) EasyMock
5 2 (3.85%) Hudson
5 2 (3.85%) JBehave
5 2 (3.85%) JUnit
5 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (3.85%) Mockito
5 2 (3.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Marketing
3 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
4 9 (17.31%) Electronics
4 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
5 4 (7.69%) Automotive
6 2 (3.85%) Retail
7 1 (1.92%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Data Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Big Data Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Hadoop Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Java Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.85%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) J2EE
2 8 (15.38%) Web Services
3 7 (13.46%) CSS
3 7 (13.46%) HTML
3 7 (13.46%) jQuery
4 6 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 6 (11.54%) Servlets
5 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
5 5 (9.62%) CSS3
5 5 (9.62%) HTML5
5 5 (9.62%) XML
6 4 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (7.69%) Material Design
6 4 (7.69%) WF
7 3 (5.77%) JMS
7 3 (5.77%) React
7 3 (5.77%) REST
7 3 (5.77%) SOAP
7 3 (5.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.69%) User Experience
2 4 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.92%) Blog
5 1 (1.92%) BYOD
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) DataPower
5 1 (1.92%) Derivative
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) Life Science
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Android
3 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.77%) Unix
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Open Source
2 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.08%) BDD
3 12 (23.08%) Programme Management
4 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
4 11 (21.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.23%) DevOps
5 10 (19.23%) TDD
6 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (17.31%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (15.38%) Analytics
7 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Line Management
9 6 (11.54%) People Management
10 5 (9.62%) ITIL
10 5 (9.62%) SOA
11 4 (7.69%) MVC
11 4 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 12 (23.08%) Python
3 9 (17.31%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) C
5 6 (11.54%) C#
5 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) PHP
7 3 (5.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.85%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.85%) Go
8 2 (3.85%) Korn
8 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.85%) Ruby
9 1 (1.92%) ANSI SQL
9 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) CISSP
3 2 (3.85%) SANS
3 2 (3.85%) SSCP
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) GDPR
1 3 (5.77%) PMO
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Xen
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Puppet
2 9 (17.31%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.62%) Ansible
4 2 (3.85%) Capistrano
4 2 (3.85%) Kibana
4 2 (3.85%) logstash
4 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 2 (3.85%) QRadar
4 2 (3.85%) Terraform
5 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) SAP
3 6 (11.54%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) Apple
4 4 (7.69%) Nintex
4 4 (7.69%) Splunk
5 3 (5.77%) Twitter
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Talend
7 1 (1.92%) Kony
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Sybase
7 1 (1.92%) Yahoo!
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