Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 115 117
Rank change year-on-year +34 +2 +19
Contract jobs citing Google 113 66 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.37% 1.42% 1.38%
As % of the Vendors category 5.45% 3.27% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 43
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £224 £115 £115
90th Percentile £675 £500 £466
England median daily rate £475 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.68 £15.43 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.62% -2.91% -28.91%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.47 £15.85
90th Percentile £32.30 £15.85 £19.14
England median hourly rate £24.05 £15.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year +51.72% -14.32% -29.32%

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 2,074 2,016 2,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.50% 43.50% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,158 1,300
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.25%
10th Percentile £244 £213 £220
90th Percentile £579 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 90 83
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.07 £10.57 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.05 £31.17 £25.80
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.11%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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
Coventry +33 47 £463 +9.47% 9
Warwickshire +1 20 £425 +269.57% 12
Birmingham -10 14 £475 -5.00% 17
Herefordshire +3 12 £240 -16.52% 3
Shropshire -22 6 £558 +102.73% 3
Solihull - 2 - - 7
Google
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 54 (47.79%) Google Cloud Platform
2 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (25.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (20.35%) SQL
5 23 (20.35%) DevOps
6 22 (19.47%) HTML
6 22 (19.47%) Migration
7 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
7 19 (16.81%) Office 365
8 18 (15.93%) Windows
8 18 (15.93%) Test Automation
8 18 (15.93%) JIRA
9 17 (15.04%) Active Directory
9 17 (15.04%) Linux
9 17 (15.04%) GCP
9 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (14.16%) Docker
11 15 (13.27%) Python
11 15 (13.27%) Java
11 15 (13.27%) Waterfall
12 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (12.39%) Git (software)
12 14 (12.39%) Retail
12 14 (12.39%) C#
12 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
12 14 (12.39%) Gherkin
13 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (11.50%) Analytics

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 7 (6.19%) Confluence
2 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.42%) nginx
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.77%) Apache
5 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) CMS
6 1 (0.88%) IIS
6 1 (0.88%) JBoss
6 1 (0.88%) Jetty
6 1 (0.88%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 54 (47.79%) Google Cloud Platform
2 29 (25.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (16.81%) Office 365
5 12 (10.62%) Google Analytics
6 10 (8.85%) G Suite
7 9 (7.96%) GitHub
8 6 (5.31%) SaaS
9 3 (2.65%) IaaS
9 3 (2.65%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.77%) Bluemix
10 2 (1.77%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.77%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.77%) PaaS
11 1 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.88%) Route 53
11 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.31%) DNS
2 6 (5.31%) VPN
3 5 (4.42%) HTTP
3 5 (4.42%) SSL
4 4 (3.54%) DHCP
5 3 (2.65%) 802.11
6 2 (1.77%) Firewall
6 2 (1.77%) ICMP
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.88%) FTP
7 1 (0.88%) Intranet
7 1 (0.88%) IPsec
7 1 (0.88%) SAN
7 1 (0.88%) Skype
7 1 (0.88%) WAN
7 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) MySQL
1 11 (9.73%) NoSQL
1 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.42%) BigQuery
4 4 (3.54%) Big Data
4 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.65%) Neo4j
5 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.77%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (15.93%) JIRA
2 14 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.85%) SpecFlow
4 9 (7.96%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (5.31%) Grunt
5 6 (5.31%) gulp
6 5 (4.42%) Selenium
7 4 (3.54%) Ant
7 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.54%) Gatling
7 4 (3.54%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.54%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (3.54%) Sublime Text
8 3 (2.65%) GitLab
9 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.88%) JUnit
10 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (12.39%) Retail
2 8 (7.08%) Automotive
3 7 (6.19%) Finance
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (22.12%) Developer
2 23 (20.35%) Architect
3 18 (15.93%) Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.85%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (8.85%) QA Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Office 365 Architect
7 8 (7.08%) Consultant
8 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.42%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) DevOps Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Migration Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.54%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
11 3 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) HTML
2 14 (12.39%) Gherkin
3 13 (11.50%) CSS
4 10 (8.85%) .NET
4 10 (8.85%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.96%) Node.js
6 8 (7.08%) jQuery
7 6 (5.31%) React
8 5 (4.42%) HTML5
8 5 (4.42%) J2EE
8 5 (4.42%) JSON
8 5 (4.42%) Servlets
9 4 (3.54%) .NET Core
9 4 (3.54%) CSS3
9 4 (3.54%) XML
10 3 (2.65%) 802.1X
10 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.65%) Play Framework
10 3 (2.65%) RESTful
11 2 (1.77%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.85%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.42%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.65%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Animation
6 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Blog
7 1 (0.88%) BYOD
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.93%) Windows
2 17 (15.04%) Linux
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.88%) AIX
7 1 (0.88%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Solaris
7 1 (0.88%) Unix
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.35%) DevOps
3 22 (19.47%) Migration
4 18 (15.93%) Test Automation
5 15 (13.27%) Waterfall
6 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.50%) Analytics
8 12 (10.62%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (9.73%) E-Commerce
9 11 (9.73%) ITIL
9 11 (9.73%) Open Source
9 11 (9.73%) Performance Testing
10 10 (8.85%) Acceptance Criteria
10 10 (8.85%) Microservices
10 10 (8.85%) Project Management
10 10 (8.85%) SDLC
11 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
12 8 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (7.08%) TDD
13 7 (6.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.35%) SQL
2 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.27%) Java
3 15 (13.27%) Python
4 14 (12.39%) C#
5 11 (9.73%) Ruby
6 7 (6.19%) Groovy
6 7 (6.19%) Haskell
7 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.31%) Scala
8 5 (4.42%) Perl
9 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.65%) Clojure
9 3 (2.65%) Erlang
9 3 (2.65%) F#
9 3 (2.65%) Google Apps Script
9 3 (2.65%) VB
10 2 (1.77%) Go
10 2 (1.77%) PHP
10 2 (1.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) MCSE
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.65%) CCNA
2 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.65%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.77%) A+ Certification
3 2 (1.77%) MCDST
3 2 (1.77%) MCP
3 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.04%) GCP
2 13 (11.50%) QA
3 5 (4.42%) SLA
4 3 (2.65%) PMO
5 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.16%) Docker
3 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.08%) Puppet
4 6 (5.31%) Ansible
5 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.42%) Terraform
6 4 (3.54%) Grafana
6 4 (3.54%) Kibana
7 3 (2.65%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.65%) SCCM
8 1 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.73%) VMware
3 7 (6.19%) HP
4 5 (4.42%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.54%) Dell
6 3 (2.65%) Tableau
7 2 (1.77%) Adobe
7 2 (1.77%) Cisco
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Apple
8 1 (0.88%) BMC
8 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.88%) MapR
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee
8 1 (0.88%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) webMethods