Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 163 170
Rank change year-on-year +35 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Google 93 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.56% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 3.55% 1.91% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 32 31
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +15.86%
10th Percentile £294 £161 £206
90th Percentile £588 £620 £600
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
North West median hourly rate £14.79 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% - -
England median hourly rate £15.85 £27.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -41.30% +37.68% +0.56%

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 2,618 2,405 2,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.87% 42.50% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,591 1,471 1,793
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £211 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 145 116
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.19 £19.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.27% -17.58% +15.54%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.90 £54.37
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 16 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 December 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 +31 70 £410 -21.90% 50
Cheshire +10 13 £475 +63.79% 18
Merseyside -10 7 £400 +139.88% 5
Lancashire -19 2 £160 -54.29% 7
Google
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 41 (44.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (40.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 37 (39.78%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (33.33%) Java
6 29 (31.18%) DevOps
7 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
8 27 (29.03%) Linux
9 25 (26.88%) Puppet
9 25 (26.88%) Jenkins
10 24 (25.81%) DNS
11 23 (24.73%) .NET
11 23 (24.73%) VMware
12 22 (23.66%) Test Automation
13 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (21.51%) Windows
13 20 (21.51%) Analytics
14 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
14 18 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (18.28%) PowerShell
15 17 (18.28%) Google Analytics
15 17 (18.28%) CSS
15 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
15 17 (18.28%) HTML
16 16 (17.20%) Unit Testing
17 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
17 15 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
18 14 (15.05%) DHCP
18 14 (15.05%) FTP
18 14 (15.05%) HTTP

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 (10.75%) Apache
1 10 (10.75%) IIS
1 10 (10.75%) Jetty
1 10 (10.75%) Mongrel
1 10 (10.75%) nginx
1 10 (10.75%) Tomcat
1 10 (10.75%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.53%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.45%) Apache Solr
3 6 (6.45%) Mule
4 4 (4.30%) CMS
4 4 (4.30%) Drupal
4 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.15%) Confluence
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.15%) WordPress
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.23%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (3.23%) UXPin
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.08%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.08%) InDesign
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 41 (44.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (40.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 37 (39.78%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (18.28%) Google Analytics
6 11 (11.83%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (10.75%) Google App Engine
8 7 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (6.45%) Apigee
10 4 (4.30%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (2.15%) Google Drive
11 2 (2.15%) Trello
12 1 (1.08%) G Suite
12 1 (1.08%) GitHub
12 1 (1.08%) IaaS
12 1 (1.08%) npm
12 1 (1.08%) PaaS
12 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.81%) DNS
2 15 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 14 (15.05%) DHCP
3 14 (15.05%) FTP
3 14 (15.05%) HTTP
3 14 (15.05%) IPsec
4 11 (11.83%) SSL
5 4 (4.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) MySQL
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.38%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.15%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.08%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.08%) Biml
6 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Power BI
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.75%) Travis CI
4 7 (7.53%) Selenium
5 6 (6.45%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.45%) JIRA
5 6 (6.45%) JMeter
5 6 (6.45%) Maven
5 6 (6.45%) Mercurial
5 6 (6.45%) NeoLoad
5 6 (6.45%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.23%) Axure RP
6 3 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (3.23%) ProtoShare
7 2 (2.15%) Android Studio
7 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.08%) git-flow
8 1 (1.08%) GitLab
8 1 (1.08%) gulp
8 1 (1.08%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 5 (5.38%) Finance
1 5 (5.38%) Retail
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Developer
2 20 (21.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.68%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Java Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (4.30%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.30%) Web Content Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Web Content Project Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Web Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Web Project Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.23%) Web Content Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.73%) .NET
2 17 (18.28%) CSS
2 17 (18.28%) HTML
3 10 (10.75%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (10.75%) J2EE
3 10 (10.75%) Servlets
3 10 (10.75%) Web Services
4 9 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 9 (9.68%) Node.js
5 8 (8.60%) RESTful
5 8 (8.60%) Spring
6 7 (7.53%) CSS3
6 7 (7.53%) HTML5
6 7 (7.53%) JSON
6 7 (7.53%) React
6 7 (7.53%) Sass
7 6 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (6.45%) JPA
7 6 (6.45%) Spring Batch
7 6 (6.45%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.68%) User Experience
4 4 (4.30%) Blog
5 3 (3.23%) Graphic Design
5 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Social Media
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.03%) Linux
2 20 (21.51%) Windows
3 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (2.15%) Unix
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.18%) DevOps
3 22 (23.66%) Test Automation
4 20 (21.51%) Analytics
4 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
6 16 (17.20%) Unit Testing
7 14 (15.05%) Change Control
7 14 (15.05%) Migration
8 12 (12.90%) ITIL
9 11 (11.83%) Open Source
10 10 (10.75%) TDD
11 9 (9.68%) Informatics
11 9 (9.68%) Microservices
11 9 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (9.68%) Scrum
12 8 (8.60%) BDD
13 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
14 6 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) Java
2 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.28%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.98%) SQL
4 10 (10.75%) Python
5 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.45%) PHP
6 6 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.38%) C#
8 3 (3.23%) Go
8 3 (3.23%) Java 8
9 2 (2.15%) Ruby
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) C++
10 1 (1.08%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.08%) U-SQL
10 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Degree
2 10 (10.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 10 (10.75%) MCSA
2 10 (10.75%) MCSE
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.08%) Analytics IQ
5 1 (1.08%) CISM
5 1 (1.08%) CISSP
5 1 (1.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
1 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.83%) Xen
3 7 (7.53%) Docker
4 2 (2.15%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (26.88%) Puppet
2 15 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (13.98%) Ansible
4 10 (10.75%) Terraform
5 9 (9.68%) Salt
6 7 (7.53%) Kibana
6 7 (7.53%) logstash
7 5 (5.38%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.15%) SCCM
9 1 (1.08%) Consul
9 1 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.08%) Mesos
9 1 (1.08%) Packer
9 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (24.73%) VMware
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (3.23%) Splunk
4 3 (3.23%) Twitter
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) Remedy
6 1 (1.08%) Adobe
6 1 (1.08%) Apple
6 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.08%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.08%) Ensighten
6 1 (1.08%) Facebook
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Optimizely
6 1 (1.08%) Polycom
6 1 (1.08%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.08%) Tableau
6 1 (1.08%) Vertica
6 1 (1.08%) Xamarin