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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Google Protocol Buffers (protobuf)
UK
Rank 578 614 609
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers 17 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.028% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Median daily rate £550 £494 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -17.70%
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
13717 14470 13679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.64% 29.00% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9939 9261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 258 181
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
England +25 15 £550 +11.39% 3
London +20 15 £550 +11.39% 3
City of London -6 2 £550 +29.41%
Canary Wharf - 2 £588 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -

Protocol Buffers
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 58 (95.08%) Java
2 48 (78.69%) JSON
3 46 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (70.49%) Jenkins
5 42 (68.85%) Kafka
6 40 (65.57%) TDD
6 40 (65.57%) C
6 40 (65.57%) Python
7 39 (63.93%) HTTP
7 39 (63.93%) Microservices
8 37 (60.66%) MQTT
8 37 (60.66%) Pair Programming
8 37 (60.66%) RTSP
8 37 (60.66%) Video on Demand
8 37 (60.66%) BDD
9 36 (59.02%) High Availability
10 34 (55.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (55.74%) Amazon AWS
11 33 (54.10%) Public Cloud
11 33 (54.10%) DevOps
12 15 (24.59%) Streaming Video
13 13 (21.31%) Banking
13 13 (21.31%) SQL
14 11 (18.03%) Spring
14 11 (18.03%) Scrum
15 10 (16.39%) Unix
15 10 (16.39%) OO
16 9 (14.75%) Maven
16 9 (14.75%) Finance
17 8 (13.11%) XML

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 5 (8.20%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.28%) WordPress
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 34 (55.74%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (55.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (63.93%) HTTP
2 37 (60.66%) MQTT
2 37 (60.66%) RTSP
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) RTP
4 1 (1.64%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.48%) DB2
3 5 (8.20%) Big Data
3 5 (8.20%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.92%) Cloudera CDH
4 3 (4.92%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.28%) HBase
5 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.64%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (70.49%) Jenkins
2 9 (14.75%) Maven
3 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.48%) Gradle
4 6 (9.84%) Ant
4 6 (9.84%) Hudson
5 4 (6.56%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.92%) JBehave
7 2 (3.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Mockito
General
1 13 (21.31%) Banking
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (88.52%) Developer
2 49 (80.33%) Java Developer
3 28 (45.90%) Senior Developer
3 28 (45.90%) Senior Java Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Agile Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Agile Java Developer
4 12 (19.67%) AWS Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Senior Agile Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Core Java Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Video On Demand Developer
9 1 (1.64%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (78.69%) JSON
2 42 (68.85%) Kafka
3 11 (18.03%) Spring
4 8 (13.11%) SOAP
4 8 (13.11%) XML
5 5 (8.20%) Apache Avro
6 4 (6.56%) REST
7 3 (4.92%) Akka
7 3 (4.92%) JMS
7 3 (4.92%) Samza
7 3 (4.92%) WebSockets
8 2 (3.28%) gRPC
8 2 (3.28%) J2EE
8 2 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.28%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (1.64%) FFmpeg
9 1 (1.64%) HTML5
9 1 (1.64%) Node.js
9 1 (1.64%) RESTful
9 1 (1.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (60.66%) Video on Demand
2 33 (54.10%) Public Cloud
3 15 (24.59%) Streaming Video
4 3 (4.92%) Derivative
4 3 (4.92%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Equities
5 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.28%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.64%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.64%) BBC
6 1 (1.64%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.64%) MPEG
6 1 (1.64%) Social Media
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Unix
2 3 (4.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (65.57%) TDD
3 39 (63.93%) Microservices
4 37 (60.66%) BDD
4 37 (60.66%) Pair Programming
5 36 (59.02%) High Availability
6 33 (54.10%) DevOps
7 11 (18.03%) Scrum
8 10 (16.39%) OO
9 7 (11.48%) Domain-Driven Design
9 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (11.48%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.56%) Refactoring
12 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
12 3 (4.92%) Multithreaded Programming
12 3 (4.92%) Multithreading
12 3 (4.92%) OOD
12 3 (4.92%) Open Source
12 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (95.08%) Java
2 40 (65.57%) C
2 40 (65.57%) Python
3 13 (21.31%) SQL
4 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.56%) Scala
6 3 (4.92%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) Groovy
7 2 (3.28%) Go
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) MiFID
2 4 (6.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (6.56%) EMIR
3 2 (3.28%) QA
3 2 (3.28%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Google
1 6 (9.84%) Perforce
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) Solace
3 2 (3.28%) Sybase
4 1 (1.64%) Brightcove
4 1 (1.64%) Facebook
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