Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 158 200
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42 +3
Contract jobs citing Google 62 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 0.82% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 1.89% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 29
North West median daily rate £469 £365 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.42% -13.10% +43.59%
10th Percentile £225 £160 £285
90th Percentile £660 £601 £510
England median daily rate £475 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +17.28% -1.82% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.87% - -
England median hourly rate £15.85 £27.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -41.64% +42.95% -15.56%

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 2,537 2,483 3,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.25% 43.46% 44.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,486 1,439 1,963
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £225 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 167 169
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £45.20 £47.33
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -12 41 £463 -13.95% 60
Cheshire +8 17 £415 +26.72% 7
Merseyside +15 3 £500 +198.51% 3
Google
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (33.87%) Analytics
4 19 (30.65%) Java
4 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (29.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (27.42%) Python
7 16 (25.81%) Google Analytics
8 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
9 14 (22.58%) DevOps
10 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (19.35%) Linux
11 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
12 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
13 10 (16.13%) TDD
13 10 (16.13%) Kubernetes
14 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
14 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
14 9 (14.52%) Puppet
14 9 (14.52%) Node.js
15 8 (12.90%) Open Source
15 8 (12.90%) Machine Learning
15 8 (12.90%) QA
15 8 (12.90%) Windows
15 8 (12.90%) HTTP
15 8 (12.90%) Ansible
15 8 (12.90%) Terraform
15 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (11.29%) GDPR

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 6 (9.68%) CMS
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon Alexa
2 4 (6.45%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.45%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Drupal
4 2 (3.23%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) SAS
5 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.06%) Photoshop
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.61%) InDesign
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (40.32%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (29.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 16 (25.81%) Google Analytics
4 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (11.29%) GitHub
6 5 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (6.45%) Serverless
8 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (4.84%) PaaS
9 2 (3.23%) Google Drive
9 2 (3.23%) IaaS
9 2 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (3.23%) Office 365
9 2 (3.23%) OpenShift
9 2 (3.23%) SaaS
9 2 (3.23%) Trello
10 1 (1.61%) G Suite
10 1 (1.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.45%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) Internet
4 4 (6.45%) SMS
5 3 (4.84%) FTP
5 3 (4.84%) IPsec
6 2 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Big Data
2 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.29%) JIRA
3 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.23%) GitLab
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium
5 2 (3.23%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.61%) git-flow
6 1 (1.61%) Grunt
6 1 (1.61%) gulp
6 1 (1.61%) JMeter
6 1 (1.61%) RStudio
6 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Electronics
2 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.06%) Marketing
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Software Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Java Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 6 (9.68%) AWS Software Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Digital Analytics Specialist
6 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Node.js
2 7 (11.29%) CSS
2 7 (11.29%) HTML
2 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 5 (8.06%) .NET
4 4 (6.45%) Middleware
5 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.84%) JSON
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (3.23%) React
6 2 (3.23%) XML
7 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.61%) SOAP
7 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) BBC
4 1 (1.61%) Blog
4 1 (1.61%) HTC Vive
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 8 (12.90%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) Analytics
3 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
4 14 (22.58%) DevOps
5 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
6 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.13%) TDD
8 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
9 8 (12.90%) Machine Learning
9 8 (12.90%) Open Source
9 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
11 6 (9.68%) Data Analytics
11 6 (9.68%) Data Management
11 6 (9.68%) Information Architecture
12 5 (8.06%) Content Management
12 5 (8.06%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) Python
3 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 5 (8.06%) SQL
5 4 (6.45%) Ruby
6 3 (4.84%) Go
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.84%) Scala
7 2 (3.23%) Java 8
8 1 (1.61%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.61%) CISA
3 1 (1.61%) CISM
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) ISEB
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) MCITP
3 1 (1.61%) MCSA
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 7 (11.29%) GCP
2 7 (11.29%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.23%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Kubernetes
2 9 (14.52%) Puppet
3 8 (12.90%) Ansible
3 8 (12.90%) Terraform
4 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (4.84%) Consul
6 3 (4.84%) Packer
6 3 (4.84%) Salt
7 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.61%) Grafana
7 1 (1.61%) Kibana
7 1 (1.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Coremetrics
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
2 5 (8.06%) Twitter
3 4 (6.45%) IBM
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Adobe
5 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.23%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.23%) Hortonworks
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.23%) Splunk
5 2 (3.23%) Tableau
6 1 (1.61%) arcserve
6 1 (1.61%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.61%) Veeam
6 1 (1.61%) Xamarin