The table below looks at the statistics for Protocol Buffers skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Protocol Buffers over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Google Protocol Buffers (protobuf)
UK
Rank 576 627 -
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -
Contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers 25 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.018% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.062% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 0
Median daily rate £575 £563 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14205 14607 14048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.22% 28.54% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 10043 9256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 241 188
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £20.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Protocol Buffers
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Protocol Buffers Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK.

Protocol Buffers Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Protocol Buffers Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK.

Protocol Buffers Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 20 £575 +2.22% 1
England +23 20 £575 +2.22% 1
Scotland - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £575 -
City of London 0 2 - -

Protocol Buffers
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Protocol Buffers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Protocol Buffers.

1 60 (93.75%) Java
2 53 (82.81%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (81.25%) JSON
4 46 (71.88%) Jenkins
5 43 (67.19%) Microservices
6 39 (60.94%) TDD
7 38 (59.38%) Python
8 37 (57.81%) Kafka
9 36 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (54.69%) C
11 34 (53.13%) DevOps
11 34 (53.13%) Public Cloud
12 33 (51.56%) HTTP
12 33 (51.56%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (50.00%) Video on Demand
13 32 (50.00%) BDD
13 32 (50.00%) High Availability
13 32 (50.00%) RTSP
13 32 (50.00%) Pair Programming
13 32 (50.00%) MQTT
14 21 (32.81%) Banking
15 19 (29.69%) SQL
15 19 (29.69%) Spring
15 19 (29.69%) Relational Database
16 18 (28.13%) Unix
16 18 (28.13%) OO
16 18 (28.13%) Finance
17 16 (25.00%) XML
17 16 (25.00%) SOAP
18 15 (23.44%) OOA/OOD

Protocol Buffers
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.56%) MTS
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 36 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (51.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) HTTP
2 32 (50.00%) MQTT
2 32 (50.00%) RTSP
3 1 (1.56%) RTP
3 1 (1.56%) STUN
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.69%) Relational Database
2 14 (21.88%) DB2
3 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.69%) HBase
4 2 (3.13%) Big Data
4 2 (3.13%) Blockchain
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.56%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.56%) KDB
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (71.88%) Jenkins
2 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (23.44%) Gradle
2 15 (23.44%) Maven
3 13 (20.31%) Ant
3 13 (20.31%) Hudson
4 5 (7.81%) JUnit
5 3 (4.69%) Mockito
5 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (1.56%) JBehave
6 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 21 (32.81%) Banking
2 18 (28.13%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (85.94%) Developer
2 54 (84.38%) Java Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Developer
3 29 (45.31%) Senior Java Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Agile Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Agile Java Developer
4 10 (15.63%) AWS Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Agile Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Core Java Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Grid Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) NoSQL Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Report Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Video On Demand Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Java Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (81.25%) JSON
2 37 (57.81%) Kafka
3 19 (29.69%) Spring
4 16 (25.00%) SOAP
4 16 (25.00%) XML
5 7 (10.94%) Apache Avro
6 4 (6.25%) Node.js
7 3 (4.69%) gRPC
8 2 (3.13%) .NET
8 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.13%) HTML
8 2 (3.13%) HTML5
8 2 (3.13%) J2EE
8 2 (3.13%) JMS
8 2 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.13%) RESTful
8 2 (3.13%) Web Services
9 1 (1.56%) EJB
9 1 (1.56%) Middleware
9 1 (1.56%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 34 (53.13%) Public Cloud
2 32 (50.00%) Video on Demand
3 15 (23.44%) Streaming Video
4 7 (10.94%) Derivative
5 5 (7.81%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (4.69%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.69%) Grid Computing
6 3 (4.69%) Reference Data
7 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.13%) Equities
7 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.56%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Unix
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (82.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (67.19%) Microservices
3 39 (60.94%) TDD
4 34 (53.13%) DevOps
5 32 (50.00%) BDD
5 32 (50.00%) High Availability
5 32 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 18 (28.13%) OO
7 15 (23.44%) OOA/OOD
7 15 (23.44%) Scrum
8 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (15.63%) Refactoring
12 4 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (6.25%) OOD
13 3 (4.69%) Change Management
13 3 (4.69%) Electronic Trading
13 3 (4.69%) Multithreading
13 3 (4.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 60 (93.75%) Java
2 38 (59.38%) Python
3 35 (54.69%) C
4 19 (29.69%) SQL
5 14 (21.88%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.25%) C#
7 3 (4.69%) Go
8 2 (3.13%) C++
8 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.56%) Groovy
9 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) MiFID
2 11 (17.19%) EMIR
3 10 (15.63%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Perforce
2 5 (7.81%) Google
3 4 (6.25%) Sybase
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) Solace
6 1 (1.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.56%) Brightcove
6 1 (1.56%) eSpeed
6 1 (1.56%) MarketAxess
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.56%) Tradeweb