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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Google Protocol Buffers (protobuf)
Rank 585 652 630
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -22
Contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers 35 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.031% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 7
Median daily rate £550 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £260
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
15327 15921 15523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.76% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10582 11090 10566
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 263 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.92 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 3 December 2016.

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 5 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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +37 34 £550 -
London +17 34 £550 -
City of London +22 26 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Protocol Buffers
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 47 (77.05%) JSON
3 46 (75.41%) Kafka
4 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (65.57%) Python
5 40 (65.57%) C
6 39 (63.93%) HTTP
6 39 (63.93%) TDD
7 38 (62.30%) Jenkins
8 37 (60.66%) BDD
8 37 (60.66%) Video on Demand
8 37 (60.66%) Pair Programming
8 37 (60.66%) RTSP
8 37 (60.66%) MQTT
9 36 (59.02%) High Availability
10 35 (57.38%) Microservices
11 33 (54.10%) DevOps
11 33 (54.10%) Public Cloud
11 33 (54.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 33 (54.10%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (24.59%) Streaming Video
13 12 (19.67%) REST
14 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
15 8 (13.11%) Scala
15 8 (13.11%) Apache Spark
15 8 (13.11%) Apache Avro
16 7 (11.48%) Samza
16 7 (11.48%) Akka
16 7 (11.48%) WebSockets
16 7 (11.48%) Open Source

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 8 (13.11%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.28%) WordPress
4 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 33 (54.10%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (54.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (63.93%) HTTP
2 37 (60.66%) MQTT
2 37 (60.66%) RTSP
3 6 (9.84%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) RTP
4 1 (1.64%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (8.20%) Big Data
3 4 (6.56%) Cloudera CDH
3 4 (6.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.56%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.28%) DB2
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (62.30%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.20%) Maven
4 4 (6.56%) Subversion
5 3 (4.92%) JBehave
5 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.28%) Ant
6 2 (3.28%) Gradle
6 2 (3.28%) Hudson
General
1 5 (8.20%) Banking
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Publishing
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Developer
2 41 (67.21%) 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%) Data Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.56%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.92%) Core Java Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (77.05%) JSON
2 46 (75.41%) Kafka
3 12 (19.67%) REST
4 8 (13.11%) Apache Avro
5 7 (11.48%) Akka
5 7 (11.48%) Samza
5 7 (11.48%) WebSockets
6 6 (9.84%) SOAP
6 6 (9.84%) Spark Streaming
6 6 (9.84%) XML
7 5 (8.20%) Spring
7 5 (8.20%) Web Services
8 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.56%) Backbone.js
8 4 (6.56%) CSS
8 4 (6.56%) CSS3
8 4 (6.56%) HTML5
8 4 (6.56%) JMS
8 4 (6.56%) React
8 4 (6.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (60.66%) Video on Demand
2 33 (54.10%) Public Cloud
3 15 (24.59%) Streaming Video
4 5 (8.20%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.20%) Internet of Things
5 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Derivative
6 2 (3.28%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.64%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (1.64%) BBC
7 1 (1.64%) MPEG
7 1 (1.64%) Social Media
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (63.93%) TDD
3 37 (60.66%) BDD
3 37 (60.66%) Pair Programming
4 36 (59.02%) High Availability
5 35 (57.38%) Microservices
6 33 (54.10%) DevOps
7 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
8 7 (11.48%) Open Source
9 6 (9.84%) OO
9 6 (9.84%) Scrum
10 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.20%) Web Development
11 4 (6.56%) Front End Development
11 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
11 4 (6.56%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (6.56%) SDLC
12 3 (4.92%) Domain-Driven Design
12 3 (4.92%) Multithreaded Programming
13 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (95.08%) Java
2 40 (65.57%) C
2 40 (65.57%) Python
3 8 (13.11%) Scala
4 6 (9.84%) SQL
5 4 (6.56%) Groovy
5 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.56%) Objective-C
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) Go
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
1 2 (3.28%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Google
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Solace
4 2 (3.28%) Perforce
5 1 (1.64%) Brightcove
5 1 (1.64%) Facebook