Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 99 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 +19
Contract jobs citing Google 126 80 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.44% 1.82% 1.62%
As % of the Vendors category 5.39% 4.21% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 57 60
West Midlands median daily rate £451 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.17% -25.00% +45.45%
10th Percentile £235 £115 £115
90th Percentile £675 £438 £473
England median daily rate £475 £402 £413
% change year-on-year +18.23% -2.61% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £51.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.92% +220.25% -44.12%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.49 £15.35
90th Percentile £50.75 £53.75 £19.59
England median hourly rate £15.85 £27.16 £19.31
% change year-on-year -41.64% +40.69% -14.20%

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 2,337 1,901 2,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.27% 43.35% 48.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,352 1,130 1,571
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 81 85
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.99 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +25.85% -18.67%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £9.59
90th Percentile £29.70 £45.00 £25.07
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +23 51 £475 +313.04% 2
Warwickshire +5 25 £451 +291.74% 8
Herefordshire 0 13 £240 -12.73% 3
Birmingham -12 13 £550 +46.67% 9
Solihull - 7 £400 - 1
Shropshire -27 6 £558 +89.79% 1
Google
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 65 (51.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 33 (26.19%) Migration
2 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.60%) Office 365
4 30 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (19.84%) C#
7 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 21 (16.67%) DevOps
8 18 (14.29%) GCP
8 18 (14.29%) SQL
8 18 (14.29%) .NET
8 18 (14.29%) G Suite
9 17 (13.49%) Docker
9 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (13.49%) JIRA
10 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
11 15 (11.90%) AngularJS
12 14 (11.11%) Gherkin
12 14 (11.11%) .NET Core
12 14 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 14 (11.11%) Smartphone
12 14 (11.11%) Windows
13 13 (10.32%) HTML
13 13 (10.32%) Break/Fix
13 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (9.52%) Jenkins
14 12 (9.52%) Linux
14 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange

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 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.56%) Confluence
3 6 (4.76%) nginx
3 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.38%) Apache
4 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.59%) CMS
5 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.79%) Drupal
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Jetty
6 1 (0.79%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.79%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 65 (51.59%) Google Cloud Platform
2 31 (24.60%) Office 365
3 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (14.29%) G Suite
5 17 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (7.94%) Google Analytics
7 5 (3.97%) GitHub
7 5 (3.97%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.38%) Google Drive
8 3 (2.38%) IaaS
8 3 (2.38%) SaaS
8 3 (2.38%) Yammer
9 2 (1.59%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.59%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.59%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.59%) PaaS
10 1 (0.79%) Linode
10 1 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.97%) HTTP
2 5 (3.97%) SSL
3 3 (2.38%) DHCP
3 3 (2.38%) DNS
3 3 (2.38%) Skype
4 2 (1.59%) FTP
4 2 (1.59%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) 802.11
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.79%) Firewall
5 1 (0.79%) IPsec
5 1 (0.79%) SAN
5 1 (0.79%) SSH
5 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.79%) WAN
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.97%) Big Data
3 5 (3.97%) MySQL
4 3 (2.38%) BigQuery
4 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.79%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (13.49%) JIRA
2 12 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.94%) SpecFlow
4 9 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (3.97%) Selenium
6 4 (3.17%) Ant
6 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.17%) Gatling
6 4 (3.17%) Grunt
6 4 (3.17%) gulp
6 4 (3.17%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (3.17%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.79%) Hudson
7 1 (0.79%) JUnit
7 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.79%) Subversion
7 1 (0.79%) XMLSpy
General
1 12 (9.52%) Retail
2 7 (5.56%) Automotive
3 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.38%) Finance
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (16.67%) Developer
2 19 (15.08%) Analyst
3 17 (13.49%) Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Consultant
5 10 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 9 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
9 6 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.97%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.97%) DevOps Consultant
11 4 (3.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.29%) .NET
2 15 (11.90%) AngularJS
3 14 (11.11%) .NET Core
3 14 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 13 (10.32%) HTML
5 9 (7.14%) Node.js
6 8 (6.35%) CSS
7 7 (5.56%) React
8 6 (4.76%) jQuery
9 5 (3.97%) JSON
9 5 (3.97%) Servlets
9 5 (3.97%) XML
10 4 (3.17%) Angular 2
10 4 (3.17%) J2EE
11 3 (2.38%) HTML5
11 3 (2.38%) Play Framework
11 3 (2.38%) Web Services
12 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.59%) SOAP
12 2 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.59%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Windows
2 12 (9.52%) Linux
3 6 (4.76%) Android
4 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.79%) AIX
7 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.79%) Unix
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (26.19%) Migration
2 21 (16.67%) DevOps
3 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
4 14 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 13 (10.32%) Break/Fix
6 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
7 10 (7.94%) Analytics
7 10 (7.94%) Performance Testing
7 10 (7.94%) SDLC
8 9 (7.14%) Microservices
9 8 (6.35%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.35%) Project Management
10 7 (5.56%) Web Development
11 6 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (4.76%) Open Source
12 5 (3.97%) Front End Development
12 5 (3.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) C#
2 18 (14.29%) SQL
3 11 (8.73%) Python
4 10 (7.94%) Java
5 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.76%) Perl
6 6 (4.76%) Ruby
7 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.17%) Groovy
8 4 (3.17%) Haskell
9 3 (2.38%) Scala
10 2 (1.59%) Java 8
10 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.79%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.79%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) MCSE
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.56%) A+ Certification
2 7 (5.56%) MCDST
2 7 (5.56%) MCP
3 6 (4.76%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (1.59%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.29%) GCP
2 12 (9.52%) QA
3 4 (3.17%) SLA
4 3 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.49%) Docker
3 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Puppet
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.17%) Ansible
4 4 (3.17%) Grafana
4 4 (3.17%) Kibana
4 4 (3.17%) Terraform
5 2 (1.59%) SCCM
6 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.94%) Postini
3 7 (5.56%) VMware
4 6 (4.76%) Apple
5 3 (2.38%) Adobe
5 3 (2.38%) HP
5 3 (2.38%) IBM
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.59%) Dell
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle
6 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.59%) Tableau
7 1 (0.79%) BMC
7 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.79%) MapR
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee
7 1 (0.79%) Omniture
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter
7 1 (0.79%) webMethods