Google do count nofollow link. But they are not passing any value to it.
Nowadays, there are some added factors when it comes to ranking a site. It's not like before that you will get all the benefit when you manage to rank your website on first page of Google.
Somehow ranking factors are divided into some portions. You may be able to rank good in Google.com.ph but not in Google.com.
Based on my experience, impressions and clicks can some weight in ranking factors.