Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 86 109
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23 +73
Contract jobs citing Google 874 1,744 2,243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.68% 2.46%
As % of the Vendors category 6.05% 6.23% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 1,227 1,502
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £317 £313 £309
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.14% +16.72% -40.40%
10th Percentile £15.82 £10.60 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £37.18 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +40.54% +16.72% -39.62%

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 14,451 27,974 38,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.68% 42.96% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,327 17,971 24,193
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £461 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 1,107 1,335
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.32% +5.74% +2.91%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.10 £47.05
Median hourly rate £24.25 £18.70 £17.42
% change year-on-year +29.68% +7.36% +2.46%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -10 593 £525 -2.33% 237
South East +14 74 £450 - 68
North of England -3 73 £461 +6.17% 144
Midlands +20 39 £405 +1.25% 62
Yorkshire +20 38 £469 +4.17% 50
West Midlands +15 26 £425 +15.25% 39
South West -12 22 £450 - 36
East of England +34 17 £475 +5.56% 32
North East +7 17 £438 -7.89% 17
North West -7 17 £438 +9.38% 77
East Midlands +31 13 £320 -28.89% 23
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 561 (64.19%) GCP
2 315 (36.04%) AWS
3 293 (33.52%) Azure
4 270 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
5 240 (27.46%) Python
6 225 (25.74%) DevOps
7 220 (25.17%) Java
8 216 (24.71%) Kubernetes
9 188 (21.51%) Finance
10 175 (20.02%) Microservices
11 171 (19.57%) SQL
12 168 (19.22%) Analytics
13 156 (17.85%) Docker
14 134 (15.33%) Banking
15 125 (14.30%) Terraform
16 118 (13.50%) Web Services
17 117 (13.39%) Jenkins
18 112 (12.81%) JavaScript
19 110 (12.59%) Google Analytics
20 107 (12.24%) BigQuery
21 101 (11.56%) Node.js
21 101 (11.56%) Microsoft
22 92 (10.53%) Software Engineering
23 87 (9.95%) Migration
24 82 (9.38%) Linux
25 74 (8.47%) Git (software)
26 72 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
26 72 (8.24%) Asset Management
27 69 (7.89%) Go
27 69 (7.89%) AngularJS

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 51 (5.84%) Apache
2 36 (4.12%) Apache Spark
3 32 (3.66%) CMS
4 24 (2.75%) Confluence
5 22 (2.52%) nginx
6 14 (1.60%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.37%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.80%) SAS
11 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.57%) Headless CMS
13 5 (0.57%) JBoss
13 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.57%) WordPress
14 4 (0.46%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.80%) Sketch
5 6 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.23%) InVision
8 2 (0.23%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Magento
1 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.23%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) FastStats
3 1 (0.11%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 1 (0.11%) Maximo
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Shopify
3 1 (0.11%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 561 (64.19%) GCP
2 315 (36.04%) AWS
3 293 (33.52%) Azure
4 110 (12.59%) Google Analytics
5 61 (6.98%) Serverless
6 55 (6.29%) Apigee
7 53 (6.06%) PaaS
8 46 (5.26%) IaaS
9 39 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
10 36 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (4.12%) GitHub
11 35 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
12 27 (3.09%) OpenShift
12 27 (3.09%) SaaS
13 26 (2.97%) G Suite
14 20 (2.29%) Office 365
15 13 (1.49%) Firebase
15 13 (1.49%) npm
15 13 (1.49%) Power Platform
16 12 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.17%) Firewall
2 18 (2.06%) DNS
3 17 (1.95%) HTTP
4 14 (1.60%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.49%) Network Security
6 11 (1.26%) Internet
6 11 (1.26%) SSL
7 5 (0.57%) Intranet
7 5 (0.57%) LAN
7 5 (0.57%) WAN
8 4 (0.46%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.46%) SAN
8 4 (0.46%) SSH
8 4 (0.46%) VPN
9 3 (0.34%) DLNA
9 3 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.34%) IPsec
9 3 (0.34%) UPnP
9 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (12.24%) BigQuery
2 72 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (7.21%) Big Data
3 63 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (6.75%) SQL Server
5 57 (6.52%) MySQL
6 52 (5.95%) NoSQL
7 40 (4.58%) Amazon Redshift
8 32 (3.66%) Cloud Spanner
9 29 (3.32%) Bigtable
9 29 (3.32%) Relational Database
10 23 (2.63%) Hadoop
11 19 (2.17%) Tableau
12 18 (2.06%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.49%) Power BI
14 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.14%) Data Mart
16 9 (1.03%) DB2
16 9 (1.03%) Qlik Sense
16 9 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 117 (13.39%) Jenkins
2 74 (8.47%) Git (software)
3 65 (7.44%) JIRA
4 51 (5.84%) GitLab
5 34 (3.89%) Artifactory
6 31 (3.55%) Maven
7 29 (3.32%) CircleCI
8 21 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 17 (1.95%) JUnit
10 16 (1.83%) Gatling
11 14 (1.60%) gulp
11 14 (1.60%) Travis CI
12 11 (1.26%) Gradle
12 11 (1.26%) Selenium
12 11 (1.26%) webpack
13 10 (1.14%) RStudio
14 9 (1.03%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.80%) Jasmine
General
1 188 (21.51%) Finance
2 134 (15.33%) Banking
3 58 (6.64%) Marketing
4 42 (4.81%) Public Sector
5 28 (3.20%) Front Office
6 25 (2.86%) Retail
7 19 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.37%) Back Office
8 12 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.26%) Electronics
10 10 (1.14%) Advertising
11 9 (1.03%) Games
12 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.92%) Publishing
13 7 (0.80%) Automotive
13 7 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.69%) Law
14 6 (0.69%) Legal
14 6 (0.69%) Local Government
15 4 (0.46%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 229 (26.20%) Developer
2 160 (18.31%) Architect
3 71 (8.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 69 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
5 68 (7.78%) Data Engineer
6 58 (6.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 51 (5.84%) Analyst
8 47 (5.38%) Java Developer
9 45 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
9 45 (5.15%) Java Engineer
10 42 (4.81%) Software Engineer
11 39 (4.46%) AWS Developer
12 34 (3.89%) Consultant
13 32 (3.66%) Security Architect
14 31 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
15 29 (3.32%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 29 (3.32%) SQL Developer
16 26 (2.97%) AWS Software Engineer
17 25 (2.86%) Java Software Developer
17 25 (2.86%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (13.50%) Web Services
2 101 (11.56%) Node.js
3 69 (7.89%) AngularJS
4 68 (7.78%) HTML
5 67 (7.67%) CSS
6 66 (7.55%) React
7 60 (6.86%) OAuth
8 47 (5.38%) REST
9 42 (4.81%) .NET
10 38 (4.35%) Kafka
11 37 (4.23%) gRPC
12 36 (4.12%) JSON
12 36 (4.12%) RESTful
13 35 (4.00%) Swagger
14 23 (2.63%) HTML5
15 22 (2.52%) CSS3
15 22 (2.52%) GraphQL
15 22 (2.52%) Vue.js
16 19 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
17 18 (2.06%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
1 59 (6.75%) Hedge funds
2 49 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (5.15%) User Experience
4 39 (4.46%) Fixed Income
5 36 (4.12%) Derivative
6 34 (3.89%) Cloud Native
7 33 (3.78%) Public Cloud
8 31 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (2.52%) Equities
9 22 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (2.29%) Credit Risk
11 19 (2.17%) Data Centre
11 19 (2.17%) Data Structures
11 19 (2.17%) iPad
12 18 (2.06%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.95%) Social Media
14 14 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
15 13 (1.49%) FMCG
15 13 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 82 (9.38%) Linux
2 59 (6.75%) Windows
3 31 (3.55%) Android
4 18 (2.06%) Unix
5 16 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.92%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.46%) zOS
11 3 (0.34%) CentOS
11 3 (0.34%) Fedora
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (25.74%) DevOps
3 175 (20.02%) Microservices
4 168 (19.22%) Analytics
5 92 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 87 (9.95%) Migration
7 72 (8.24%) Asset Management
8 69 (7.89%) ETL
8 69 (7.89%) Scrum
9 59 (6.75%) Investment Management
10 58 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 49 (5.61%) E-Commerce
13 45 (5.15%) Test Automation
14 44 (5.03%) TDD
15 42 (4.81%) Open Source
16 39 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
16 39 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
16 39 (4.46%) Data Science
17 37 (4.23%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 240 (27.46%) Python
2 220 (25.17%) Java
3 171 (19.57%) SQL
4 112 (12.81%) JavaScript
5 69 (7.89%) Go
6 39 (4.46%) TypeScript
7 35 (4.00%) C#
8 30 (3.43%) Scala
9 25 (2.86%) R
10 23 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.63%) C
10 23 (2.63%) Ruby
11 21 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.95%) Perl
13 16 (1.83%) Groovy
14 12 (1.37%) C++
14 12 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.14%) PHP
16 9 (1.03%) Java 8
16 9 (1.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 45 (5.15%) Degree
2 44 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.26%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.03%) CISSP
7 8 (0.92%) CISM
8 7 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.80%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.46%) PhD
10 3 (0.34%) HND
11 2 (0.23%) CCIE
11 2 (0.23%) CCNP
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.23%) MCSA
11 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.20%) QA
2 12 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.03%) GDPR
3 9 (1.03%) NCSC
4 8 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.80%) NIST
6 5 (0.57%) WCAG
7 4 (0.46%) Basel III
8 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.34%) SLA
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) MiFID
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 156 (17.85%) Docker
2 25 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.57%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.46%) HDFS
7 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.46%) vSphere
8 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.34%) Xen
9 2 (0.23%) NFS
9 2 (0.23%) vCloud
9 2 (0.23%) XenApp
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 216 (24.71%) Kubernetes
2 125 (14.30%) Terraform
3 64 (7.32%) Ansible
4 24 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.17%) Puppet
6 18 (2.06%) Grafana
6 18 (2.06%) Kibana
7 15 (1.72%) Argo
8 13 (1.49%) Prometheus
9 12 (1.37%) Istio
9 12 (1.37%) SCCM
9 12 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.03%) logstash
12 8 (0.92%) Consul
13 5 (0.57%) Packer
14 4 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.46%) Icinga
14 4 (0.46%) Opsview
14 4 (0.46%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 101 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.98%) Oracle
3 37 (4.23%) VMware
4 34 (3.89%) Adobe
5 25 (2.86%) SAP
6 20 (2.29%) Splunk
7 19 (2.17%) Apple
8 14 (1.60%) IBM
8 14 (1.60%) MuleSoft
8 14 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.49%) AppDynamics
10 12 (1.37%) Facebook
11 9 (1.03%) HP
12 8 (0.92%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.92%) Twitter
13 7 (0.80%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.69%) Citrix
14 6 (0.69%) Instagram
14 6 (0.69%) Sitecore