Period
to 17 January 2019

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 6 months to 17 January 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 127 124
Rank change year-on-year +53 -3 +39
Contract jobs citing Google 151 63 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.10% 1.34% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 6.88% 3.07% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 35 45
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +121.05%
10th Percentile £318 £208 £123
90th Percentile £588 £508 £613
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 - £15.85
England median hourly rate £15.85 £26.69 £19.25
% change year-on-year -40.60% +38.62% +1.16%

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 West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,195 2,052 2,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.02% 43.55% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,228 1,229 1,370
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £225 £207 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 88 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.56 £10.60
90th Percentile £29.45 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Google as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 January 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
Shropshire +9 72 £450 +12.50% 6
Birmingham +26 32 £413 -8.33% 23
Warwickshire +16 25 £491 +46.64% 7
Coventry -14 9 £375 -16.67% 3
Herefordshire -18 3 - - 2
Solihull - 2 £365 - 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £465 - 1
Google
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Google.

1 81 (53.64%) DevOps
2 72 (47.68%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (42.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (37.75%) Analytics
4 57 (37.75%) JavaScript
5 54 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (35.76%) Jenkins
6 53 (35.10%) Microservices
7 49 (32.45%) Java
8 47 (31.13%) Linux
9 45 (29.80%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (29.14%) Node.js
11 43 (28.48%) GitHub
11 43 (28.48%) Google Analytics
12 42 (27.81%) Puppet
13 41 (27.15%) Test Automation
14 40 (26.49%) Git (software)
14 40 (26.49%) Selenium
14 40 (26.49%) Gherkin
14 40 (26.49%) Docker
15 39 (25.83%) MongoDB
15 39 (25.83%) Ruby
15 39 (25.83%) CSS
16 38 (25.17%) SQL
16 38 (25.17%) Cucumber
16 38 (25.17%) Kibana
16 38 (25.17%) gulp
17 37 (24.50%) Sublime Text
17 37 (24.50%) IntelliJ
18 36 (23.84%) Splunk

Google
Co-occurring 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 25 (16.56%) nginx
2 19 (12.58%) Tomcat
3 15 (9.93%) Confluence
4 8 (5.30%) Apache
4 8 (5.30%) WordPress
5 7 (4.64%) JBoss
5 7 (4.64%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.99%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.32%) Traefik
9 1 (0.66%) CMS
9 1 (0.66%) Drupal
9 1 (0.66%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 72 (47.68%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (42.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (28.48%) GitHub
3 43 (28.48%) Google Analytics
4 26 (17.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (7.95%) Slack
6 9 (5.96%) G Suite
7 7 (4.64%) Google Tag Manager
7 7 (4.64%) Office 365
8 2 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.66%) AdWords
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.66%) Firebase
9 1 (0.66%) Linode
9 1 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.25%) HTTP
1 20 (13.25%) TCP/IP
2 19 (12.58%) SSL
3 12 (7.95%) Skype
4 1 (0.66%) DHCP
4 1 (0.66%) DNS
4 1 (0.66%) Firewall
4 1 (0.66%) SSH
4 1 (0.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.83%) MongoDB
2 33 (21.85%) NoSQL
3 16 (10.60%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.61%) Big Data
4 13 (8.61%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (4.64%) MySQL
6 5 (3.31%) MariaDB
6 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.99%) Power BI
8 2 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.32%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.66%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 54 (35.76%) Jenkins
2 40 (26.49%) Git (software)
2 40 (26.49%) Selenium
3 38 (25.17%) Cucumber
3 38 (25.17%) gulp
4 37 (24.50%) IntelliJ
4 37 (24.50%) Sublime Text
5 34 (22.52%) Gatling
6 32 (21.19%) Ant
7 23 (15.23%) Grunt
8 22 (14.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 19 (12.58%) WebDriver
10 18 (11.92%) JIRA
10 18 (11.92%) Visual Studio Code
11 14 (9.27%) Artifactory
12 13 (8.61%) Apache Ivy
12 13 (8.61%) Gradle
12 13 (8.61%) Maven
13 12 (7.95%) Bitbucket
13 12 (7.95%) JUnit
General
1 7 (4.64%) Retail
1 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.65%) Automotive
3 3 (1.99%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.32%) Finance
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (30.46%) Developer
2 25 (16.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.26%) Architect
4 15 (9.93%) Scala Developer
5 9 (5.96%) AWS Architect
5 9 (5.96%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.30%) Integration Architect
7 7 (4.64%) Data Scientist
7 7 (4.64%) Java Architect
7 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Java Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) WordPress Developer
8 6 (3.97%) Analyst
8 6 (3.97%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.31%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.31%) Lead Architect
9 5 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (2.65%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (29.14%) Node.js
2 40 (26.49%) Gherkin
3 39 (25.83%) CSS
4 35 (23.18%) HTML
5 29 (19.21%) AngularJS
5 29 (19.21%) REST
6 27 (17.88%) Play Framework
7 23 (15.23%) HTML5
7 23 (15.23%) jQuery
8 22 (14.57%) JSON
9 21 (13.91%) RESTful
9 21 (13.91%) XML
10 19 (12.58%) LESS
10 19 (12.58%) Sass
10 19 (12.58%) Servlets
11 16 (10.60%) SOAP
12 15 (9.93%) .NET
13 14 (9.27%) Web Services
13 14 (9.27%) YAML
14 13 (8.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.61%) Smartphone
2 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.64%) Digital Media
4 7 (4.64%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.65%) User Experience
6 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.99%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.32%) FMCG
7 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.13%) Linux
2 27 (17.88%) Windows
3 23 (15.23%) Ubuntu
4 12 (7.95%) Mac OS
5 8 (5.30%) Android
6 7 (4.64%) Unix
7 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (53.64%) DevOps
2 57 (37.75%) Analytics
3 54 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (35.10%) Microservices
5 45 (29.80%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (27.15%) Test Automation
7 26 (17.22%) Configuration Management
8 20 (13.25%) Open Source
9 19 (12.58%) Lean Software Development
10 18 (11.92%) Prototyping
10 18 (11.92%) Scrum
10 18 (11.92%) TDD
11 17 (11.26%) Continuous Deployment
11 17 (11.26%) ETL
11 17 (11.26%) Migration
12 15 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (9.27%) Data Architecture
13 14 (9.27%) Pair Programming
13 14 (9.27%) Service Delivery
14 13 (8.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.75%) JavaScript
2 49 (32.45%) Java
3 39 (25.83%) Ruby
4 38 (25.17%) SQL
5 34 (22.52%) Python
6 33 (21.85%) Groovy
7 27 (17.88%) Scala
8 22 (14.57%) PowerShell
9 21 (13.91%) C#
10 20 (13.25%) Perl
11 19 (12.58%) Bash Shell
11 19 (12.58%) Haskell
12 9 (5.96%) PHP
13 7 (4.64%) R
14 6 (3.97%) Java 8
15 5 (3.31%) C++
15 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
15 5 (3.31%) XQuery
16 4 (2.65%) CoffeeScript
17 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (7.28%) Degree
2 8 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.97%) A+ Certification
3 6 (3.97%) MCDST
3 6 (3.97%) MCP
3 6 (3.97%) MCSE
3 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.97%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.27%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.32%) GDPR
3 2 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (26.49%) Docker
2 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (27.81%) Puppet
2 38 (25.17%) Kibana
3 36 (23.84%) Grafana
4 32 (21.19%) Ansible
5 23 (15.23%) Kubernetes
6 21 (13.91%) Salt
7 17 (11.26%) Graphite
8 10 (6.62%) Terraform
9 7 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (23.84%) Splunk
2 12 (7.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.97%) Apple
4 5 (3.31%) Adobe
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco
4 5 (3.31%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.65%) Postini
5 4 (2.65%) VMware
6 3 (1.99%) McAfee
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle
6 3 (1.99%) webMethods
7 2 (1.32%) Cognos
7 2 (1.32%) Omniture
8 1 (0.66%) Twitter
8 1 (0.66%) Xamarin