Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 85 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +42
Contract jobs citing Google 1,549 928 2,242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.71% 2.84% 2.68%
As % of the Vendors category 6.63% 6.60% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 695 1,565
10th Percentile £338 £315 £325
25th Percentile £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £558 £513
Median % change year-on-year -5.83% +8.78% +7.89%
75th Percentile £650 £700 £600
90th Percentile £725 £750 £688
UK median daily rate £540 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 50
10th Percentile £12.45 £19.30 £9.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate £40.00 £24.10 £31.50
Median % change year-on-year +65.99% -23.50% +98.74%
75th Percentile £65.00 £37.58 £36.00
90th Percentile £67.12 £40.79 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £35.10 £23.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +50.97% +2.20% +43.53%

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 23,352 14,057 35,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.85% 43.05% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,300 9,179 22,331
10th Percentile £285 £258 £255
25th Percentile £400 £366 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £690 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 467 1,164
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.31 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -4.52% +6.42% +6.86%
75th Percentile £41.41 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 1,037 £550 -8.33% 406
South East +26 149 £500 +23.46% 84
North of England -15 129 £525 +5.00% 164
Yorkshire -19 64 £550 +3.53% 59
North West +3 57 £518 +39.86% 87
Midlands -48 56 £517 +14.89% 89
South West -24 50 £500 +2.04% 59
West Midlands -37 40 £525 +16.67% 66
East of England +14 37 £500 +68.07% 36
East Midlands -19 15 £438 +9.38% 23
North East -18 8 £450 -18.18% 18
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 993 (64.11%) GCP
2 572 (36.93%) AWS
3 531 (34.28%) Azure
4 488 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
5 479 (30.92%) DevOps
6 402 (25.95%) Python
7 371 (23.95%) Kubernetes
8 353 (22.79%) Java
9 337 (21.76%) Social Skills
10 308 (19.88%) SQL
11 288 (18.59%) Analytics
12 281 (18.14%) Finance
13 253 (16.33%) Terraform
14 246 (15.88%) Microservices
15 240 (15.49%) Microsoft
16 237 (15.30%) Docker
17 222 (14.33%) Migration
18 203 (13.11%) BigQuery
19 194 (12.52%) Jenkins
20 182 (11.75%) Ansible
21 167 (10.78%) Linux
22 161 (10.39%) Git (software)
23 157 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
24 149 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
25 148 (9.55%) Big Data
26 146 (9.43%) JIRA
27 144 (9.30%) Banking
28 142 (9.17%) Google Analytics
29 140 (9.04%) JavaScript
30 138 (8.91%) Continuous Integration

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 88 (5.68%) Apache Spark
2 65 (4.20%) Apache
3 56 (3.62%) Confluence
4 49 (3.16%) Apache Airflow
5 34 (2.19%) OpenStack
5 34 (2.19%) SAS
5 34 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.68%) CMS
7 24 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.10%) nginx
8 17 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.71%) IIS
12 10 (0.65%) Mule
13 9 (0.58%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.52%) Drupal
14 8 (0.52%) Jupyter
15 7 (0.45%) Luigi
15 7 (0.45%) Mongrel
Applications
1 63 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.71%) InVision
6 11 (0.71%) Sketch
6 11 (0.71%) Zeplin
7 10 (0.65%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.58%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.52%) Figma
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.13%) InDesign
11 2 (0.13%) SPSS
12 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.065%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 10 (0.65%) Magento
2 9 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Shopify
4 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.13%) Unica
6 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.065%) FastStats
7 1 (0.065%) Primavera
7 1 (0.065%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 993 (64.11%) GCP
2 572 (36.93%) AWS
3 531 (34.28%) Azure
4 142 (9.17%) Google Analytics
5 94 (6.07%) IaaS
6 80 (5.16%) PaaS
7 77 (4.97%) GitHub
8 60 (3.87%) Power Platform
9 56 (3.62%) SaaS
9 56 (3.62%) Serverless
10 54 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
11 51 (3.29%) Apigee
11 51 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
12 42 (2.71%) OpenShift
13 38 (2.45%) Google Workspace
14 35 (2.26%) Google Compute Engine
15 31 (2.00%) Google Data Studio
16 30 (1.94%) npm
17 29 (1.87%) Adobe Analytics
17 29 (1.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.10%) Firewall
2 35 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.07%) DNS
4 30 (1.94%) HTTP
5 24 (1.55%) Network Security
6 23 (1.48%) DHCP
6 23 (1.48%) SSL
7 19 (1.23%) WAN
8 18 (1.16%) SAN
9 16 (1.03%) LAN
9 16 (1.03%) Multicast
10 15 (0.97%) NAS
11 13 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (0.77%) IPsec
12 12 (0.77%) Wireless
13 11 (0.71%) FCoE
13 11 (0.71%) iSCSI
13 11 (0.71%) VPN
14 10 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (13.11%) BigQuery
2 148 (9.55%) Big Data
3 122 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (5.23%) Tableau
5 78 (5.04%) Hadoop
6 71 (4.58%) NoSQL
7 57 (3.68%) Power BI
8 52 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
9 51 (3.29%) Looker
9 51 (3.29%) MongoDB
10 48 (3.10%) Relational Database
11 42 (2.71%) SQL Server
12 39 (2.52%) MySQL
13 38 (2.45%) Data Lake
14 37 (2.39%) Amazon Redshift
15 30 (1.94%) Data Mining
16 28 (1.81%) Metadata
17 27 (1.74%) DB2
18 21 (1.36%) Apache Hive
18 21 (1.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 194 (12.52%) Jenkins
2 161 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 146 (9.43%) JIRA
4 62 (4.00%) Maven
5 43 (2.78%) Travis CI
6 42 (2.71%) CircleCI
7 40 (2.58%) Gradle
8 36 (2.32%) JUnit
9 31 (2.00%) GitLab
10 25 (1.61%) gulp
10 25 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
11 24 (1.55%) git-flow
12 21 (1.36%) Mockito
13 19 (1.23%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.03%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.03%) Selenium
15 13 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.77%) Subversion
16 12 (0.77%) TeamCity
17 11 (0.71%) IntelliJ
General
1 337 (21.76%) Social Skills
2 281 (18.14%) Finance
3 157 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (9.30%) Banking
5 83 (5.36%) Marketing
6 75 (4.84%) Public Sector
7 54 (3.49%) Telecoms
8 44 (2.84%) Retail
9 36 (2.32%) Presentation Skills
10 31 (2.00%) Legal
10 31 (2.00%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.68%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
13 24 (1.55%) Automotive
14 19 (1.23%) Retail Banking
15 18 (1.16%) Advertising
16 17 (1.10%) Electronics
16 17 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (1.10%) Publishing
17 16 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (21.63%) Architect
2 260 (16.79%) Developer
3 148 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 122 (7.88%) Cloud Architect
5 120 (7.75%) Analyst
6 114 (7.36%) Data Engineer
7 104 (6.71%) Cloud Engineer
8 78 (5.04%) Java Developer
9 77 (4.97%) Consultant
10 71 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
11 54 (3.49%) Data Architect
12 47 (3.03%) Data Analyst
12 47 (3.03%) Technical Architect
13 44 (2.84%) Security Architect
14 39 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
15 37 (2.39%) Azure Architect
16 34 (2.19%) Security Engineer
17 33 (2.13%) Senior Developer
18 32 (2.07%) Software Engineer
19 31 (2.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (6.78%) Node.js
2 103 (6.65%) Spring
3 84 (5.42%) RESTful
4 79 (5.10%) Kafka
5 74 (4.78%) React
6 72 (4.65%) HTML
7 70 (4.52%) .NET
8 69 (4.45%) REST
9 68 (4.39%) AngularJS
10 64 (4.13%) CSS
10 64 (4.13%) Web Services
11 47 (3.03%) Spring Boot
12 45 (2.91%) JSON
13 33 (2.13%) XML
14 30 (1.94%) GraphQL
15 28 (1.81%) OAuth
15 28 (1.81%) Swagger
16 25 (1.61%) .NET Core
16 25 (1.61%) OpenID
16 25 (1.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.71%) Public Cloud
2 81 (5.23%) Cloud Native
3 58 (3.74%) User Experience
4 51 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 50 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
6 48 (3.10%) Data Structures
7 35 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 25 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 24 (1.55%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.48%) Social Media
12 22 (1.42%) Legacy Applications
13 21 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
14 20 (1.29%) iPad
14 20 (1.29%) Virtual Team
15 18 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (1.16%) Management Information System
16 17 (1.10%) FMCG
16 17 (1.10%) NHS
17 13 (0.84%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 167 (10.78%) Linux
2 103 (6.65%) Windows
3 64 (4.13%) Unix
4 47 (3.03%) Android
5 41 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.74%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.03%) VMS
9 12 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.71%) Solaris
11 9 (0.58%) Debian
11 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (30.92%) DevOps
3 288 (18.59%) Analytics
4 246 (15.88%) Microservices
5 222 (14.33%) Migration
6 149 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
7 138 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 134 (8.65%) Infrastructure as Code
9 126 (8.13%) Scrum
10 121 (7.81%) TDD
11 106 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
12 105 (6.78%) ETL
13 104 (6.71%) Open Source
13 104 (6.71%) Software Engineering
14 103 (6.65%) Cybersecurity
15 94 (6.07%) E-Commerce
16 91 (5.87%) Visualisation
17 89 (5.75%) Test Automation
18 87 (5.62%) Computer Science
19 85 (5.49%) Data Pipeline
Programming Languages
1 402 (25.95%) Python
2 353 (22.79%) Java
3 308 (19.88%) SQL
4 140 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 100 (6.46%) Scala
6 76 (4.91%) Go
7 53 (3.42%) TypeScript
8 50 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 47 (3.03%) C#
10 36 (2.32%) C++
10 36 (2.32%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.13%) Ruby
12 28 (1.81%) Java 11
13 26 (1.68%) Groovy
13 26 (1.68%) Perl
13 26 (1.68%) R
14 22 (1.42%) Java 8
14 22 (1.42%) PHP
15 18 (1.16%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 93 (6.00%) Degree
3 80 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.23%) CISSP
5 26 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.55%) CISM
7 18 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 15 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 12 (0.77%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.71%) PMP
11 10 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.65%) SAS Certification
12 9 (0.58%) CRISC
12 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.52%) CCSP
13 8 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.29%) QA
2 31 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.94%) Accessibility
4 26 (1.68%) GDPR
5 25 (1.61%) NIST
6 21 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.97%) WCAG
8 11 (0.71%) NCSC
9 9 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
10 8 (0.52%) ISO 20022
10 8 (0.52%) PMO
10 8 (0.52%) SLA
11 7 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.32%) COBIT
13 5 (0.32%) GxP
13 5 (0.32%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.19%) SOC 2
System Software
1 237 (15.30%) Docker
2 68 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.23%) Xen
5 16 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.97%) NFS
7 13 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.84%) vSphere
8 12 (0.77%) KVM
9 11 (0.71%) SRDF
10 10 (0.65%) HDFS
11 9 (0.58%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.19%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.19%) Squid
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.065%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.065%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 371 (23.95%) Kubernetes
2 253 (16.33%) Terraform
3 182 (11.75%) Ansible
4 72 (4.65%) Puppet
5 69 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (2.84%) Istio
7 41 (2.65%) Grafana
8 23 (1.48%) Prometheus
9 21 (1.36%) Kibana
9 21 (1.36%) Packer
9 21 (1.36%) SCCM
10 17 (1.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 13 (0.84%) Argo
12 11 (0.71%) vRealize
13 9 (0.58%) Fluentd
13 9 (0.58%) Rancher
14 8 (0.52%) Consul
14 8 (0.52%) logstash
15 7 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 240 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 111 (7.17%) Oracle
3 85 (5.49%) VMware
4 62 (4.00%) Adobe
5 52 (3.36%) Apple
6 44 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 44 (2.84%) Splunk
7 39 (2.52%) IBM
8 37 (2.39%) SAP
9 35 (2.26%) Teradata
10 29 (1.87%) MuleSoft
11 27 (1.74%) Cisco
12 25 (1.61%) Facebook
13 23 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.36%) AppDynamics
16 17 (1.10%) NetApp
17 16 (1.03%) Databricks
17 16 (1.03%) EMC
18 15 (0.97%) CA