Period
to 24 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 October 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 85 86
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1 +42
Contract jobs citing Google 1,646 760 2,108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.45% 2.78% 2.74%
As % of the Vendors category 6.17% 6.44% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 561 1,503
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
25th Percentile £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £558 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.35% +11.50% +4.17%
75th Percentile £663 £713 £600
90th Percentile £738 £800 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £553 £500
% change year-on-year -0.45% +10.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 43
10th Percentile £16.20 £16.05 £10.60
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +45.45% -8.33% +51.42%
75th Percentile £65.00 £24.16 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £30.83 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £28.41 £21.50 £17.90
% change year-on-year +32.14% +20.11% +12.93%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 26,676 11,805 32,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.67% 43.18% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,858 7,829 21,182
10th Percentile £263 £256 £243
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 834 349 1,168
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.73 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.91 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.19 £21.50 £18.95
Median % change year-on-year -10.77% +13.46% +9.47%
75th Percentile £41.80 £45.00 £40.06
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £51.72
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Google as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Google in England

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Google in England.

Daily rate trend for Google in England

Google
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Google in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Google in England

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Google in England.

Hourly rate trend for Google in England

Google
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Google in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Google in England

Google
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the England region over the 6 months to 24 October 2021. 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
London -24 1,069 £575 -4.17% 466
South East +23 169 £500 +5.26% 97
North of England -19 118 £525 +23.53% 164
Midlands -50 66 £475 +26.67% 68
Yorkshire -24 57 £520 +24.43% 42
North West -15 56 £538 +19.44% 88
West Midlands -42 55 £509 +23.39% 43
South West -20 50 £413 -4.62% 45
East of England -20 43 £456 +36.19% 61
East Midlands -47 9 £375 +11.11% 25
North East -18 8 £500 +11.11% 34
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Google.

1 1,069 (64.95%) GCP
2 549 (33.35%) AWS
3 513 (31.17%) Azure
4 497 (30.19%) DevOps
5 486 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
6 422 (25.64%) Python
7 376 (22.84%) Social Skills
8 375 (22.78%) Kubernetes
9 372 (22.60%) Analytics
10 352 (21.39%) Java
11 316 (19.20%) SQL
12 309 (18.77%) Finance
13 297 (18.04%) Terraform
14 261 (15.86%) Microservices
15 239 (14.52%) Docker
16 237 (14.40%) Microsoft
17 219 (13.30%) BigQuery
18 213 (12.94%) Migration
19 193 (11.73%) Jenkins
20 190 (11.54%) Google Analytics
21 178 (10.81%) JavaScript
22 176 (10.69%) Ansible
23 173 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
24 167 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
25 157 (9.54%) Big Data
26 156 (9.48%) Linux
27 152 (9.23%) Git (software)
28 150 (9.11%) JIRA
29 145 (8.81%) Infrastructure as Code
29 145 (8.81%) Problem-Solving

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 87 (5.29%) Apache Spark
2 64 (3.89%) Confluence
3 54 (3.28%) Apache
4 46 (2.79%) CMS
5 43 (2.61%) Apache Airflow
6 40 (2.43%) OpenStack
7 20 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.15%) SAS
9 14 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.79%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.73%) IIS
11 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.67%) nginx
13 10 (0.61%) Drupal
13 10 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.55%) Jupyter
14 9 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 69 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.73%) Sketch
5 11 (0.67%) InVision
5 11 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.49%) Figma
6 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.24%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.18%) SPSS
9 3 (0.18%) Zeplin
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.061%) InDesign
11 1 (0.061%) Marvel
11 1 (0.061%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.30%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.18%) Shopify
4 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.12%) Sprinklr
4 2 (0.12%) Unica
5 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.061%) FastStats
5 1 (0.061%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.061%) Primavera
5 1 (0.061%) Radian6
5 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.061%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.061%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,069 (64.95%) GCP
2 549 (33.35%) AWS
3 513 (31.17%) Azure
4 190 (11.54%) Google Analytics
5 83 (5.04%) Power Platform
6 82 (4.98%) PaaS
7 77 (4.68%) IaaS
8 71 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
9 69 (4.19%) GitHub
10 66 (4.01%) SaaS
11 61 (3.71%) Apigee
12 56 (3.40%) Google Workspace
13 52 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
14 48 (2.92%) OpenShift
14 48 (2.92%) Serverless
15 42 (2.55%) Google Data Studio
16 34 (2.07%) Adobe Analytics
17 32 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (1.94%) Google Compute Engine
17 32 (1.94%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.52%) Firewall
2 33 (2.00%) DNS
3 28 (1.70%) WAN
4 25 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.46%) Network Security
6 23 (1.40%) Wireless
7 20 (1.22%) DHCP
7 20 (1.22%) SSL
8 16 (0.97%) HTTP
9 14 (0.85%) LAN
9 14 (0.85%) Multicast
9 14 (0.85%) VPN
10 12 (0.73%) Ethernet
10 12 (0.73%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.67%) VLAN
12 10 (0.61%) SAN
13 9 (0.55%) Intranet
14 8 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (0.49%) NAS
15 7 (0.43%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (13.30%) BigQuery
2 157 (9.54%) Big Data
3 133 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
4 105 (6.38%) Tableau
5 81 (4.92%) Power BI
6 77 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 73 (4.43%) Hadoop
8 67 (4.07%) MongoDB
9 63 (3.83%) Looker
10 58 (3.52%) Relational Database
11 53 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (2.73%) SQL Server
13 43 (2.61%) MySQL
14 39 (2.37%) Amazon Redshift
14 39 (2.37%) Data Lake
15 32 (1.94%) Cloud Spanner
16 26 (1.58%) RDBMS
17 25 (1.52%) Metadata
18 20 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
18 20 (1.22%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 193 (11.73%) Jenkins
2 152 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 150 (9.11%) JIRA
4 56 (3.40%) Maven
5 48 (2.92%) CircleCI
6 42 (2.55%) Gradle
7 38 (2.31%) Travis CI
8 34 (2.07%) GitLab
9 29 (1.76%) JUnit
10 26 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 24 (1.46%) gulp
12 22 (1.34%) Mockito
13 18 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (0.85%) Selenium
14 14 (0.85%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.73%) git-flow
15 12 (0.73%) SonarQube
15 12 (0.73%) Toad
16 11 (0.67%) ERwin
16 11 (0.67%) Spinnaker
General
1 376 (22.84%) Social Skills
2 309 (18.77%) Finance
3 167 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
4 117 (7.11%) Banking
5 110 (6.68%) Marketing
6 70 (4.25%) Retail
7 48 (2.92%) Public Sector
8 43 (2.61%) Legal
9 41 (2.49%) Telecoms
10 39 (2.37%) Financial Institution
11 35 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
12 32 (1.94%) Manufacturing
13 29 (1.76%) Influencing Skills
14 24 (1.46%) Advertising
15 23 (1.40%) Publishing
16 22 (1.34%) Automotive
16 22 (1.34%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.97%) Games
17 16 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.91%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 311 (18.89%) Architect
2 303 (18.41%) Developer
3 147 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 145 (8.81%) Analyst
5 128 (7.78%) Data Engineer
6 125 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
7 105 (6.38%) Cloud Architect
8 82 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
9 67 (4.07%) Java Developer
10 64 (3.89%) Consultant
11 52 (3.16%) Data Analyst
11 52 (3.16%) Security Engineer
12 47 (2.86%) Data Architect
13 45 (2.73%) Senior Developer
14 37 (2.25%) Cloud Developer
15 36 (2.19%) Project Manager
15 36 (2.19%) Software Engineer
16 35 (2.13%) Python Developer
17 34 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
18 33 (2.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (6.87%) Spring
2 110 (6.68%) HTML
3 103 (6.26%) Kafka
4 99 (6.01%) Node.js
5 94 (5.71%) CSS
6 77 (4.68%) React
7 72 (4.37%) AngularJS
8 64 (3.89%) REST
9 61 (3.71%) Web Services
10 57 (3.46%) Spring Boot
11 54 (3.28%) RESTful
12 50 (3.04%) .NET
13 44 (2.67%) OpenID
14 41 (2.49%) OAuth
15 33 (2.00%) JSON
16 28 (1.70%) XML
17 27 (1.64%) SAML
18 26 (1.58%) LDAP
19 24 (1.46%) Pandas
20 22 (1.34%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.32%) Public Cloud
2 86 (5.22%) User Experience
3 84 (5.10%) Cloud Native
4 63 (3.83%) Data Protection Act
5 55 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 41 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.82%) Hedge funds
8 28 (1.70%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (1.40%) Social Media
10 22 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.34%) iPad
11 20 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.09%) Legacy Applications
12 18 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.97%) FMCG
14 15 (0.91%) Life Science
15 12 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 156 (9.48%) Linux
2 109 (6.62%) Windows
3 52 (3.16%) Unix
4 47 (2.86%) Android
5 34 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 20 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.97%) VMS
9 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.61%) Debian
13 9 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.43%) Solaris
14 7 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 2 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (30.19%) DevOps
2 486 (29.53%) Agile Software Development
3 372 (22.60%) Analytics
4 261 (15.86%) Microservices
5 213 (12.94%) Migration
6 173 (10.51%) Business Intelligence
7 145 (8.81%) Infrastructure as Code
7 145 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
8 125 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
8 125 (7.59%) Scrum
9 116 (7.05%) ETL
9 116 (7.05%) Test Automation
10 109 (6.62%) E-Commerce
11 106 (6.44%) Open Source
11 106 (6.44%) Software Engineering
12 105 (6.38%) Artificial Intelligence
13 102 (6.20%) Data Protection
14 97 (5.89%) Cybersecurity
14 97 (5.89%) Data Engineering
15 96 (5.83%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 422 (25.64%) Python
2 352 (21.39%) Java
3 316 (19.20%) SQL
4 178 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 82 (4.98%) Go
6 79 (4.80%) Scala
7 75 (4.56%) C#
8 62 (3.77%) Bash Shell
9 53 (3.22%) C++
10 36 (2.19%) Ruby
10 36 (2.19%) TypeScript
11 35 (2.13%) R
12 33 (2.00%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.70%) Java 11
14 27 (1.64%) Kotlin
15 26 (1.58%) Groovy
16 21 (1.28%) Perl
16 21 (1.28%) PHP
17 19 (1.15%) Java 8
18 17 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (5.95%) Degree
2 80 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 64 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.37%) CISSP
5 34 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 18 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 15 (0.91%) CISM
9 15 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.85%) CCSP
11 11 (0.67%) GIAC
12 10 (0.61%) CISA
13 9 (0.55%) ISEB
13 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.43%) CCIE
15 6 (0.36%) CHECK Team Leader
15 6 (0.36%) CRISC
15 6 (0.36%) Cyber Scheme
15 6 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.73%) GDPR
2 41 (2.49%) Data Quality
3 40 (2.43%) QA
4 37 (2.25%) Accessibility
5 25 (1.52%) NIST
6 21 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.73%) SLA
8 11 (0.67%) NCSC
9 8 (0.49%) WCAG
10 5 (0.30%) COBIT
10 5 (0.30%) GxP
10 5 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.24%) PMO
11 4 (0.24%) SOC 2
12 3 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.061%) WAI
System Software
1 239 (14.52%) Docker
2 78 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.22%) NFS
5 17 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.79%) OpenAM
8 11 (0.67%) KVM
8 11 (0.67%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.61%) vSphere
9 10 (0.61%) Xen
10 8 (0.49%) HDFS
11 7 (0.43%) SRDF
11 7 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.36%) OpenIDM
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 3 (0.18%) Squid
15 2 (0.12%) Varnish
15 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 375 (22.78%) Kubernetes
2 297 (18.04%) Terraform
3 176 (10.69%) Ansible
4 62 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (3.10%) Puppet
6 44 (2.67%) Grafana
7 37 (2.25%) Istio
8 26 (1.58%) SCCM
9 23 (1.40%) Prometheus
10 16 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (0.91%) Kibana
12 14 (0.85%) Packer
13 8 (0.49%) Argo
13 8 (0.49%) Consul
14 7 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
15 6 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
16 5 (0.30%) vCenter Server
17 4 (0.24%) Knative
Vendors
1 237 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.08%) Adobe
3 86 (5.22%) Oracle
4 64 (3.89%) VMware
5 49 (2.98%) Apple
6 40 (2.43%) Splunk
7 39 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (2.25%) Cisco
9 31 (1.88%) IBM
10 29 (1.76%) SAP
11 22 (1.34%) MuleSoft
11 22 (1.34%) Teradata
12 21 (1.28%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.15%) Databricks
14 16 (0.97%) NetApp
15 15 (0.91%) Facebook
15 15 (0.91%) ServiceNow
16 14 (0.85%) Sitecore
17 13 (0.79%) AppDynamics
17 13 (0.79%) Red Hat