Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 119 140
Rank change year-on-year +48 +21 +9
Contract jobs citing Google 158 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.11% 1.47% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 6.61% 3.29% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 37 50
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £300 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -27.71% +84.44%
10th Percentile £235 £115 £261
90th Percentile £550 £423 £613
England median daily rate £480 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +12.94% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £51.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.92% +230.63% -45.88%
10th Percentile £15.17 £50.20 £12.64
90th Percentile £19.64 £53.75 £18.63
England median hourly rate £15.85 £27.16 £19.61
% change year-on-year -41.64% +38.50% -8.02%

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 2,392 2,069 2,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.04% 44.71% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,228 1,567
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £237
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 94 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.08 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £50.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 18 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 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
Shropshire -10 42 £430 +7.50% 8
Birmingham +29 37 £450 +28.57% 20
Coventry +3 30 £425 +269.57% 1
Warwickshire +16 26 £448 +289.35% 6
Herefordshire -16 7 £240 -12.73% 5
Solihull - 7 £400 -
Google
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Google.

1 52 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
2 50 (31.65%) DevOps
3 48 (30.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 48 (30.38%) Analytics
4 47 (29.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (27.22%) Google Analytics
5 43 (27.22%) Java
5 43 (27.22%) Node.js
6 42 (26.58%) Microservices
7 41 (25.95%) Jenkins
8 40 (25.32%) Linux
8 40 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
8 40 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (25.32%) Test Automation
9 39 (24.68%) Gherkin
10 38 (24.05%) GitHub
10 38 (24.05%) Git (software)
11 37 (23.42%) AngularJS
12 36 (22.78%) MongoDB
12 36 (22.78%) Selenium
12 36 (22.78%) Ruby
12 36 (22.78%) CSS
12 36 (22.78%) C#
12 36 (22.78%) Migration
13 34 (21.52%) HTML
13 34 (21.52%) IntelliJ
13 34 (21.52%) Cucumber
13 34 (21.52%) Sublime Text
13 34 (21.52%) Docker

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 26 (16.46%) nginx
2 19 (12.03%) Tomcat
3 16 (10.13%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.96%) Confluence
5 9 (5.70%) WordPress
6 8 (5.06%) Apache
7 6 (3.80%) JBoss
7 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.90%) CMS
10 2 (1.27%) Drupal
10 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.63%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 48 (30.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 47 (29.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (27.22%) Google Analytics
4 40 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (24.05%) GitHub
6 26 (16.46%) Office 365
7 23 (14.56%) G Suite
8 9 (5.70%) Google Tag Manager
8 9 (5.70%) Slack
9 3 (1.90%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.90%) Google Drive
9 3 (1.90%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.27%) Linode
10 2 (1.27%) Yammer
11 1 (0.63%) AdWords
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.63%) Firebase
11 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.29%) TCP/IP
2 20 (12.66%) HTTP
3 19 (12.03%) SSL
4 11 (6.96%) Skype
5 2 (1.27%) DHCP
5 2 (1.27%) DNS
5 2 (1.27%) Firewall
5 2 (1.27%) SSH
5 2 (1.27%) VPN
6 1 (0.63%) FTP
6 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.78%) MongoDB
2 26 (16.46%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.70%) MySQL
4 8 (5.06%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (3.80%) Big Data
6 6 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.16%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.16%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.63%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.63%) Bigtable
8 1 (0.63%) Power BI
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) SQLite
8 1 (0.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 41 (25.95%) Jenkins
2 38 (24.05%) Git (software)
3 36 (22.78%) Selenium
4 34 (21.52%) Cucumber
4 34 (21.52%) gulp
4 34 (21.52%) IntelliJ
4 34 (21.52%) Sublime Text
5 30 (18.99%) Gatling
6 23 (14.56%) Ant
6 23 (14.56%) Grunt
7 22 (13.92%) Karma Test Runner
8 17 (10.76%) JIRA
9 15 (9.49%) Visual Studio Code
9 15 (9.49%) WebDriver
10 12 (7.59%) Bitbucket
11 11 (6.96%) Artifactory
11 11 (6.96%) JUnit
12 8 (5.06%) RSpec
13 6 (3.80%) Eclipse
14 5 (3.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (5.70%) Retail
2 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.90%) Marketing
3 3 (1.90%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.27%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Finance
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (31.65%) Developer
2 13 (8.23%) Analyst
2 13 (8.23%) Support Engineer
3 11 (6.96%) Scala Developer
3 11 (6.96%) Software Engineer
4 9 (5.70%) .NET Developer
4 9 (5.70%) Java Engineer
5 8 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.43%) Angular Developer
6 7 (4.43%) Architect
6 7 (4.43%) WordPress Developer
7 6 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.80%) Consultant
7 6 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (3.80%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Data Scientist
8 5 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.16%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.22%) Node.js
2 39 (24.68%) Gherkin
3 37 (23.42%) AngularJS
4 36 (22.78%) CSS
5 34 (21.52%) HTML
6 25 (15.82%) jQuery
7 24 (15.19%) REST
8 23 (14.56%) .NET
9 22 (13.92%) Play Framework
10 19 (12.03%) HTML5
10 19 (12.03%) Servlets
11 17 (10.76%) JSON
11 17 (10.76%) XML
12 16 (10.13%) React
12 16 (10.13%) RESTful
13 15 (9.49%) LESS
13 15 (9.49%) Sass
14 13 (8.23%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (7.59%) Spring
15 12 (7.59%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Smartphone
2 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.16%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.16%) User Experience
4 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.90%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) Robotics
7 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.32%) Linux
2 28 (17.72%) Windows
3 23 (14.56%) Ubuntu
4 13 (8.23%) Android
5 9 (5.70%) Mac OS
6 6 (3.80%) Unix
7 4 (2.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.65%) DevOps
3 48 (30.38%) Analytics
4 42 (26.58%) Microservices
5 40 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (25.32%) Test Automation
6 36 (22.78%) Migration
7 24 (15.19%) Configuration Management
8 21 (13.29%) Open Source
9 17 (10.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (10.13%) Break/Fix
11 15 (9.49%) TDD
12 14 (8.86%) Prototyping
12 14 (8.86%) Scrum
13 12 (7.59%) Process Improvement
13 12 (7.59%) Test Strategy
14 11 (6.96%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (6.96%) Web Development
15 10 (6.33%) Pair Programming
15 10 (6.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.65%) JavaScript
2 43 (27.22%) Java
3 36 (22.78%) C#
3 36 (22.78%) Ruby
4 33 (20.89%) SQL
5 30 (18.99%) Groovy
6 29 (18.35%) Python
7 22 (13.92%) Scala
8 21 (13.29%) Perl
9 19 (12.03%) Haskell
10 14 (8.86%) Bash Shell
11 8 (5.06%) Java 8
12 7 (4.43%) PHP
13 6 (3.80%) R
14 5 (3.16%) C++
14 5 (3.16%) PL/SQL
14 5 (3.16%) XQuery
15 4 (2.53%) CoffeeScript
15 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) A+ Certification
1 11 (6.96%) MCDST
1 11 (6.96%) MCP
1 11 (6.96%) MCSE
1 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (6.96%) NVQ Level 3
2 6 (3.80%) Degree
3 3 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) GDPR
3 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (21.52%) Docker
2 20 (12.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (20.89%) Grafana
1 33 (20.89%) Kibana
2 22 (13.92%) Puppet
3 14 (8.86%) Graphite
4 9 (5.70%) Ansible
5 7 (4.43%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.43%) Terraform
6 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.27%) Salt
8 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.86%) Postini
3 13 (8.23%) Splunk
4 11 (6.96%) Apple
5 6 (3.80%) Adobe
6 5 (3.16%) Cisco
6 5 (3.16%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.53%) VMware
8 3 (1.90%) Omniture
8 3 (1.90%) Oracle
8 3 (1.90%) webMethods
9 2 (1.27%) McAfee
9 2 (1.27%) Twitter
10 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.63%) HP
10 1 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.63%) MapR
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.63%) Xamarin