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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 245 298
Rank change year-on-year +62 +53  
Contract jobs citing Google 587 492 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 0.98% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 3.20% 2.25% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 293 216
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £300
% change year-on-year +3.89% +28.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £26.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.40% -31.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £8.90 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.60 £23.90 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £27.77
% change year-on-year -9.09% -40.57%  

Google is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18366 21835 22084
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.74% 43.70% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11435 13486 12793
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 758 951
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £10.26 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £50.14 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Google as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Google in England

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Google in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in England

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in England

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in England

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +34 295 £425 +6.25% 167
South East +48 115 £405 +8.00% 43
Yorkshire +43 38 £375 -21.05% 42
West Midlands -3 33 £319 -20.31% 22
North East +15 28 £386 - 6
South West +14 24 £450 +38.46% 18
North West +34 21 £550 +37.50% 68
East of England 0 21 £313 -21.87% 32
East Midlands -6 5 £303 -19.33% 52
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Google.

1 353 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (28.95%) Analytics
3 285 (26.03%) Java
4 269 (24.57%) HTML
5 251 (22.92%) CSS
6 242 (22.10%) Google Analytics
7 231 (21.10%) Amazon AWS
8 229 (20.91%) Python
9 227 (20.73%) JavaScript
10 222 (20.27%) Linux
11 209 (19.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 179 (16.35%) Git (software)
13 174 (15.89%) Jenkins
14 165 (15.07%) HTML5
15 161 (14.70%) Marketing
16 158 (14.43%) Windows
17 153 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
18 151 (13.79%) Open Source
19 148 (13.52%) SQL
20 145 (13.24%) Ruby
21 143 (13.06%) CSS3
22 141 (12.88%) DevOps
23 138 (12.60%) REST
24 136 (12.42%) JIRA
25 127 (11.60%) AngularJS
26 122 (11.14%) Microsoft
27 121 (11.05%) Android
28 116 (10.59%) C#
28 116 (10.59%) Web Services
29 113 (10.32%) Spring

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 83 (7.58%) Confluence
2 66 (6.03%) Apache
3 60 (5.48%) CMS
4 46 (4.20%) nginx
5 44 (4.02%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.92%) Apache Spark
7 28 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.47%) IIS
9 23 (2.10%) SharePoint
10 22 (2.01%) Jetty
11 21 (1.92%) SAS
11 21 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.83%) Mongrel
12 20 (1.83%) WordPress
13 18 (1.64%) JBoss
14 16 (1.46%) OpenStack
15 15 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (1.19%) Apache Qpid
17 12 (1.10%) Drupal
18 10 (0.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 72 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.56%) MS Office
3 32 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (2.56%) Photoshop
5 17 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 13 (1.19%) MS Visio
7 12 (1.10%) InDesign
8 7 (0.64%) InVision
9 6 (0.55%) MS Project
9 6 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.46%) SPSS
11 4 (0.37%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.18%) Stata
13 1 (0.091%) Edge Animate
13 1 (0.091%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.091%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 13 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.55%) Sprinklr
3 6 (0.55%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.46%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.27%) FastStats
5 3 (0.27%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 3 (0.27%) Revive Adserver
6 2 (0.18%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.091%) BondVision
7 1 (0.091%) Data Workbench
7 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.091%) Odoo
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.091%) Radian6
7 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.091%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 242 (22.10%) Google Analytics
2 231 (21.10%) Amazon AWS
3 209 (19.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 109 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 72 (6.58%) G Suite
6 59 (5.39%) Google App Engine
7 50 (4.57%) GitHub
8 42 (3.84%) Google Play
9 39 (3.56%) Adobe Analytics
10 32 (2.92%) Google Tag Manager
11 30 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
11 30 (2.74%) IaaS
12 28 (2.56%) Google Drive
12 28 (2.56%) SaaS
13 25 (2.28%) Office 365
14 21 (1.92%) Google Compute Engine
15 18 (1.64%) PaaS
16 16 (1.46%) AdWords
17 14 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 109 (9.95%) HTTP
2 54 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 44 (4.02%) Internet
4 39 (3.56%) SSL
5 34 (3.11%) DNS
5 34 (3.11%) Firewall
6 28 (2.56%) DHCP
7 27 (2.47%) VoIP
8 23 (2.10%) IPsec
9 22 (2.01%) FTP
10 21 (1.92%) Kerberos
11 19 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (1.64%) Wireshark
13 15 (1.37%) LDAP
13 15 (1.37%) VPN
14 14 (1.28%) Intranet
15 13 (1.19%) AMQP
16 9 (0.82%) LAN
16 9 (0.82%) WAN
17 8 (0.73%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.85%) MySQL
2 70 (6.39%) Relational Database
3 56 (5.11%) Hadoop
4 54 (4.93%) SQL Server
5 53 (4.84%) Big Data
6 45 (4.11%) MongoDB
7 40 (3.65%) NoSQL
8 28 (2.56%) Redis
9 27 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (2.10%) BigQuery
12 14 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.19%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.10%) HBase
15 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.82%) MS Access
16 9 (0.82%) Riak
16 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 179 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 174 (15.89%) Jenkins
3 136 (12.42%) JIRA
4 72 (6.58%) JUnit
5 68 (6.21%) Subversion
6 46 (4.20%) Maven
7 43 (3.93%) Cucumber
7 43 (3.93%) Selenium
8 33 (3.01%) Ant
8 33 (3.01%) Bitbucket
9 28 (2.56%) Travis CI
10 27 (2.47%) Grunt
11 20 (1.83%) Gradle
11 20 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 18 (1.64%) Axure RP
12 18 (1.64%) gulp
13 17 (1.55%) Android Studio
13 17 (1.55%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.46%) GoogleTest
14 16 (1.46%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 161 (14.70%) Marketing
2 108 (9.86%) Finance
3 52 (4.75%) Retail
4 50 (4.57%) Banking
5 34 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.10%) Advertising
8 19 (1.74%) Publishing
9 17 (1.55%) Legal
9 17 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.28%) Front Office
10 14 (1.28%) Games
11 13 (1.19%) Electronics
12 9 (0.82%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.55%) Automotive
13 6 (0.55%) Back Office
13 6 (0.55%) German Language
13 6 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.37%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.27%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 410 (37.44%) Developer
2 138 (12.60%) Analyst
3 85 (7.76%) Architect
4 82 (7.49%) Java Developer
5 66 (6.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 61 (5.57%) Consultant
7 54 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 49 (4.47%) Scala Developer
9 38 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 36 (3.29%) Android Developer
11 34 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
12 32 (2.92%) Web Developer
13 31 (2.83%) Business Analyst
13 31 (2.83%) Web Analyst
14 29 (2.65%) Designer
15 26 (2.37%) C++ Developer
15 26 (2.37%) Cloud Architect
15 26 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (2.10%) .NET Developer
16 23 (2.10%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (24.57%) HTML
2 251 (22.92%) CSS
3 165 (15.07%) HTML5
4 143 (13.06%) CSS3
5 138 (12.60%) REST
6 127 (11.60%) AngularJS
7 116 (10.59%) Web Services
8 113 (10.32%) Spring
9 105 (9.59%) JSON
10 96 (8.77%) jQuery
11 80 (7.31%) .NET
11 80 (7.31%) Ajax
12 78 (7.12%) Guice
13 77 (7.03%) Django
13 77 (7.03%) Ruby on Rails
14 71 (6.48%) Node.js
15 67 (6.12%) RESTful
16 63 (5.75%) Play Framework
17 60 (5.48%) Spring MVC
18 43 (3.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.32%) User Experience
2 80 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 42 (3.84%) Social Media
5 20 (1.83%) Digital Media
5 20 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 19 (1.74%) Algorithms
6 19 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.55%) Smartphone
8 16 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.28%) iPad
10 13 (1.19%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.00%) iPhone
11 11 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.82%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.82%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.82%) Replication
13 8 (0.73%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 222 (20.27%) Linux
2 158 (14.43%) Windows
3 121 (11.05%) Android
4 66 (6.03%) Unix
5 64 (5.84%) Apple iOS
6 39 (3.56%) Windows 7
7 35 (3.20%) Mac OS X
8 29 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (2.56%) Ubuntu
10 19 (1.74%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.55%) Windows Server
12 15 (1.37%) CentOS
13 10 (0.91%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.82%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (0.37%) SmartOS
18 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (28.95%) Analytics
3 153 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
4 151 (13.79%) Open Source
5 141 (12.88%) DevOps
6 112 (10.23%) Scrum
7 106 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 100 (9.13%) MVC
9 94 (8.58%) Automated Testing
10 79 (7.21%) TDD
11 76 (6.94%) Web Development
12 74 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
13 73 (6.67%) Front End Development
14 70 (6.39%) Migration
14 70 (6.39%) Web Design
15 68 (6.21%) Web Analytics
16 64 (5.84%) E-Commerce
17 62 (5.66%) BDD
18 58 (5.30%) SEO
19 56 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 285 (26.03%) Java
2 229 (20.91%) Python
3 227 (20.73%) JavaScript
4 148 (13.52%) SQL
5 145 (13.24%) Ruby
6 116 (10.59%) C#
7 91 (8.31%) Scala
8 64 (5.84%) Bash Shell
9 54 (4.93%) Perl
10 52 (4.75%) PHP
11 50 (4.57%) C++
12 35 (3.20%) Go
13 28 (2.56%) Groovy
14 24 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 23 (2.10%) R
16 20 (1.83%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.74%) C
18 15 (1.37%) Haskell
18 15 (1.37%) T-SQL
19 14 (1.28%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 56 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.75%) Degree
3 31 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.73%) PhD
7 7 (0.64%) MBA
8 6 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.46%) CISSP
9 5 (0.46%) MCSE
10 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.37%) PMP
11 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.20%) QA
2 14 (1.28%) PMO
3 12 (1.10%) SLA
4 7 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
4 7 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.46%) SDET
7 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.18%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) MiFID
10 1 (0.091%) EMIR
10 1 (0.091%) GCP
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 106 (9.68%) Docker
2 76 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 39 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (2.65%) Xen
5 13 (1.19%) HDFS
6 11 (1.00%) XenApp
6 11 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.82%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 8 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.55%) LXC
9 6 (0.55%) vSphere
10 5 (0.46%) GPFS
10 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.18%) Gluster
12 2 (0.18%) vCloud
12 2 (0.18%) XenServer
13 1 (0.091%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 75 (6.85%) Puppet
2 57 (5.21%) Ansible
3 54 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.47%) Kubernetes
5 23 (2.10%) Kibana
6 22 (2.01%) SCCM
7 20 (1.83%) Terraform
8 17 (1.55%) Grafana
8 17 (1.55%) ZABBIX
9 15 (1.37%) Nagios
9 15 (1.37%) Salt
10 8 (0.73%) WSUS
11 7 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.55%) Ambari
12 6 (0.55%) logstash
12 6 (0.55%) Mesos
13 5 (0.46%) Capistrano
14 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 122 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 111 (10.14%) Adobe
3 69 (6.30%) Apple
4 67 (6.12%) VMware
5 60 (5.48%) Oracle
6 56 (5.11%) Tableau
7 41 (3.74%) IBM
8 33 (3.01%) Citrix
9 32 (2.92%) HP
10 27 (2.47%) SAP
11 26 (2.37%) Red Hat
12 23 (2.10%) Splunk
13 22 (2.01%) Omniture
14 19 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (1.64%) Cisco
15 18 (1.64%) Facebook
16 15 (1.37%) Symantec
17 14 (1.28%) Twitter
18 13 (1.19%) Rackspace
18 13 (1.19%) SaltStack
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
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Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £70 - £80 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
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Newbury, Berkshire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Offer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City, London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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ReThink Recruitment
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Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
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Claremont Consulting Ltd
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Square One Resources
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Lorien Resourcing
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Square One Resources
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Lorien Resourcing
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