The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Google
England / West Midlands
Rank 79 83 103
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20  
Contract jobs citing Google 37 47 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.76% 0.77%
As % of the Vendors category 3.87% 3.65% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 13
Median daily rate £306 £400 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £319 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £465 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +7.60% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.96 £27.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.49% -35.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £16.33 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £19.59 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year -14.28% -39.00%  

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 West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 955 1288 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.85% 48.35% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 643 642
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 102
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -36.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in the West Midlands

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the West Midlands

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in the West Midlands

Google
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Shropshire +12 11 £275 -31.25% 1
Herefordshire - 9 £275 - 1
Warwickshire -3 5 £114 -1.08% 4
Birmingham +2 3 £500 +25.00% 7
Coventry +2 2 £445 -
Staffordshire - 2 £370 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £223 - 1
Google
England

Google
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Google.

1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) Analytics
3 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
4 18 (27.27%) HTML
4 18 (27.27%) Java
4 18 (27.27%) CSS
5 17 (25.76%) C#
6 16 (24.24%) Google Analytics
7 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
7 15 (22.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 15 (22.73%) MySQL
7 15 (22.73%) MVC
8 14 (21.21%) Windows
8 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (19.70%) Linux
10 12 (18.18%) Ruby
10 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
10 12 (18.18%) AngularJS
11 11 (16.67%) Open Source
11 11 (16.67%) Python
12 10 (15.15%) .NET
12 10 (15.15%) HTTP
12 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
12 10 (15.15%) MongoDB
12 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
12 10 (15.15%) Scala
13 9 (13.64%) RESTful
13 9 (13.64%) jQuery

Google
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (9.09%) nginx
1 6 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.06%) Confluence
3 2 (3.03%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Project
1 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Google Analytics
2 15 (22.73%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (10.61%) GitHub
4 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (6.06%) G Suite
6 2 (3.03%) AdWords
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) HTTP
2 6 (9.09%) SSL
2 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) MySQL
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) MongoDB
2 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.58%) Data Mining
5 5 (7.58%) Hadoop
6 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.03%) Redis
8 1 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.09%) Ant
3 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.09%) Gatling
3 6 (9.09%) Grunt
3 6 (9.09%) gulp
3 6 (9.09%) IntelliJ
3 6 (9.09%) JIRA
3 6 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (9.09%) Selenium
3 6 (9.09%) Sublime Text
3 6 (9.09%) Subversion
4 4 (6.06%) ERwin
4 4 (6.06%) JUnit
5 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.03%) GoCD
5 2 (3.03%) Hudson
5 2 (3.03%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.52%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (6.06%) Retail
2 3 (4.55%) Automotive
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Scala Developer
5 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.58%) Business Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 5 (7.58%) PHP Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) CSS
1 18 (27.27%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 10 (15.15%) .NET
4 9 (13.64%) jQuery
4 9 (13.64%) RESTful
5 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
5 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (9.09%) Angular 2
6 6 (9.09%) CSS3
6 6 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 6 (9.09%) HTML5
6 6 (9.09%) Node.js
6 6 (9.09%) Servlets
6 6 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (9.09%) Web Services
7 5 (7.58%) Laravel
8 4 (6.06%) Guice
8 4 (6.06%) Play Framework
8 4 (6.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Social Media
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.03%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Android
4 6 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) Analytics
3 15 (22.73%) MVC
4 14 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (16.67%) Open Source
6 10 (15.15%) Automated Testing
6 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.61%) Scrum
7 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.09%) DevOps
8 6 (9.09%) SDLC
8 6 (9.09%) TDD
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
10 4 (6.06%) BDD
10 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.06%) Migration
10 4 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 18 (27.27%) Java
3 17 (25.76%) C#
4 12 (18.18%) Ruby
5 11 (16.67%) Python
6 10 (15.15%) Scala
7 8 (12.12%) Perl
8 7 (10.61%) SQL
9 6 (9.09%) Groovy
9 6 (9.09%) Haskell
9 6 (9.09%) PHP
10 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.55%) R
12 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
12 2 (3.03%) Go
12 2 (3.03%) Korn
12 2 (3.03%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Grafana
1 6 (9.09%) Kibana
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Apple
2 6 (9.09%) Teradata
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 5 (7.58%) Tableau
4 4 (6.06%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.03%) Ariba
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft