Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 91 89
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Google 1,728 1,216 1,101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.43% 2.64% 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 6.15% 6.48% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,205 814 774
10th Percentile £313 £331 £313
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £528
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -0.47% +0.48%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £650
90th Percentile £788 £716 £738
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 21
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.88 £10.60
25th Percentile £21.35 £16.03 £18.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +37.25% +6.25% +28.62%
75th Percentile £56.56 £40.00 £39.31
90th Percentile £76.01 £56.50 £40.46
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% +12.50% +28.62%

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 28,077 18,752 18,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.56% 40.72% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,240 12,187 11,777
10th Percentile £275 £275 £230
25th Percentile £413 £381 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -3.43%
75th Percentile £638 £584 £571
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 617 710
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.25 £11.67
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.35 £21.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +1.67% +12.30% +1.08%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £30.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £56.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% +4.63%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -9 1,135 £575 +5.50% 194
South East -26 144 £550 +22.22% 37
North of England -36 143 £500 +2.56% 77
North West -4 85 £525 +23.53% 44
Midlands -21 74 £450 -9.09% 49
West Midlands -30 56 £450 -14.29% 35
South West -26 50 £550 +10.00% 30
Yorkshire -42 44 £500 +2.56% 24
East of England -25 31 £490 -11.00% 28
East Midlands -18 18 £359 -15.59% 14
North East -1 17 £488 +8.33% 9
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 987 (57.12%) GCP
2 594 (34.38%) AWS
3 552 (31.94%) Azure
4 529 (30.61%) Agile
5 444 (25.69%) Python
6 424 (24.54%) Analytics
7 417 (24.13%) DevOps
8 394 (22.80%) Social Skills
9 387 (22.40%) Kubernetes
10 374 (21.64%) CI/CD
11 363 (21.01%) Finance
12 315 (18.23%) SQL
13 297 (17.19%) Java
14 291 (16.84%) Microsoft
15 256 (14.81%) Terraform
16 247 (14.29%) Docker
17 238 (13.77%) Google Analytics
18 237 (13.72%) Microservices
19 220 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
20 207 (11.98%) Jenkins
21 196 (11.34%) JavaScript
22 191 (11.05%) JIRA
23 187 (10.82%) Windows
24 184 (10.65%) BigQuery
25 182 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
26 179 (10.36%) Git (software)
27 177 (10.24%) Linux
28 174 (10.07%) Ansible
29 151 (8.74%) Migration
30 145 (8.39%) 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
1 114 (6.60%) Confluence
2 61 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 55 (3.18%) Apache
4 43 (2.49%) CMS
5 40 (2.31%) OpenStack
6 31 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (1.56%) IIS
8 25 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
9 24 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 22 (1.27%) WordPress
11 18 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.93%) SAS
13 15 (0.87%) Drupal
13 15 (0.87%) Sitefinity
14 10 (0.58%) JBoss
14 10 (0.58%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (0.98%) Sketch
4 15 (0.87%) InVision
5 12 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.64%) Adobe XD
7 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.58%) Zeplin
8 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.46%) SPSS
10 5 (0.29%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.12%) Blender
12 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.058%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.46%) assyst
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.29%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.23%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.17%) Shopify
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.12%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.058%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.058%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.058%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.058%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 987 (57.12%) GCP
2 594 (34.38%) AWS
3 552 (31.94%) Azure
4 238 (13.77%) Google Analytics
5 112 (6.48%) GitHub
6 110 (6.37%) Google Workspace
7 98 (5.67%) Power Platform
8 88 (5.09%) OpenShift
9 79 (4.57%) Google Data Studio
10 78 (4.51%) Microsoft 365
11 71 (4.11%) SaaS
12 70 (4.05%) PaaS
13 54 (3.13%) IaaS
14 51 (2.95%) npm
15 45 (2.60%) Serverless
16 38 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 34 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
18 33 (1.91%) Amazon S3
19 31 (1.79%) Google Sheets
19 31 (1.79%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.38%) Firewall
2 50 (2.89%) DNS
3 48 (2.78%) WAN
4 47 (2.72%) Internet
5 43 (2.49%) Network Security
6 38 (2.20%) VPN
7 28 (1.62%) DHCP
8 26 (1.50%) LAN
9 25 (1.45%) SSL
9 25 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 25 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (1.33%) HTTP
11 20 (1.16%) IPsec
11 20 (1.16%) Wireless
12 19 (1.10%) SD-WAN
13 13 (0.75%) NGN
14 12 (0.69%) IPv6
15 10 (0.58%) FTP
16 9 (0.52%) BGP
16 9 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (10.65%) BigQuery
2 99 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (4.80%) Tableau
4 79 (4.57%) NoSQL
5 77 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
6 72 (4.17%) Power BI
7 70 (4.05%) Big Data
8 63 (3.65%) SQL Server
9 58 (3.36%) MongoDB
10 43 (2.49%) Hadoop
11 41 (2.37%) Data Lake
11 41 (2.37%) Looker
12 40 (2.31%) Relational Database
13 38 (2.20%) MySQL
14 27 (1.56%) Apache Hive
15 26 (1.50%) Bigtable
16 20 (1.16%) Metadata
17 18 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
18 16 (0.93%) Redis
19 15 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 207 (11.98%) Jenkins
2 191 (11.05%) JIRA
3 179 (10.36%) Git (software)
4 77 (4.46%) Maven
5 63 (3.65%) Gradle
6 62 (3.59%) CircleCI
7 48 (2.78%) GitLab
8 45 (2.60%) gulp
9 44 (2.55%) Travis CI
10 34 (1.97%) Artifactory
10 34 (1.97%) Bitbucket
11 32 (1.85%) JUnit
12 21 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (1.16%) Mockito
13 20 (1.16%) Selenium
13 20 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 17 (0.98%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.75%) Axure RP
16 12 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 394 (22.80%) Social Skills
2 363 (21.01%) Finance
3 182 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (7.41%) Banking
5 121 (7.00%) Marketing
6 102 (5.90%) Retail
7 81 (4.69%) Presentation Skills
8 78 (4.51%) Public Sector
9 73 (4.22%) Influencing Skills
10 59 (3.41%) Telecoms
11 27 (1.56%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.50%) Legal
13 21 (1.22%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.22%) Publishing
14 19 (1.10%) Front Office
15 18 (1.04%) Electronics
15 18 (1.04%) Games
16 17 (0.98%) Advertising
17 13 (0.75%) Billing
17 13 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 305 (17.65%) Architect
1 305 (17.65%) Developer
2 197 (11.40%) Analyst
3 149 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 116 (6.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 94 (5.44%) Data Engineer
6 83 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
7 76 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 70 (4.05%) Java Developer
9 50 (2.89%) Data Analyst
9 50 (2.89%) Digital Analyst
9 50 (2.89%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 50 (2.89%) Security Architect
10 48 (2.78%) Project Manager
11 47 (2.72%) Consultant
11 47 (2.72%) Data Architect
12 45 (2.60%) Technical Architect
13 42 (2.43%) Full Stack Developer
14 40 (2.31%) Performance Analyst
15 38 (2.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (6.66%) Node.js
2 106 (6.13%) Kafka
3 101 (5.84%) HTML
3 101 (5.84%) React
4 96 (5.56%) Spring
5 86 (4.98%) .NET
6 79 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 78 (4.51%) CSS
8 74 (4.28%) REST
9 66 (3.82%) RESTful
10 63 (3.65%) Spring Boot
11 46 (2.66%) JSON
12 37 (2.14%) HTML5
13 34 (1.97%) Web Services
14 30 (1.74%) ASP.NET
15 27 (1.56%) jQuery
16 26 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
17 25 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (1.39%) CSS3
18 24 (1.39%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 134 (7.75%) User Experience
2 103 (5.96%) Public Cloud
3 73 (4.22%) Cloud Native
4 61 (3.53%) Data Protection Act
5 58 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 45 (2.60%) Mobile App
8 37 (2.14%) Data Centre
9 35 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.97%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.91%) Private Cloud
12 30 (1.74%) Social Media
13 26 (1.50%) IoT
14 24 (1.39%) Blockchain
15 23 (1.33%) Algorithms
16 20 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
17 17 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 16 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 187 (10.82%) Windows
2 177 (10.24%) Linux
3 71 (4.11%) Unix
4 63 (3.65%) Android
5 60 (3.47%) Windows Server
6 43 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 35 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 25 (1.45%) Mac OS
9 21 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.29%) CentOS
13 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.23%) Debian
14 4 (0.23%) VMS
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (30.61%) Agile
2 424 (24.54%) Analytics
3 417 (24.13%) DevOps
4 374 (21.64%) CI/CD
5 237 (13.72%) Microservices
6 220 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
7 151 (8.74%) Migration
8 145 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
9 142 (8.22%) Visualisation
10 135 (7.81%) Scrum
11 120 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 120 (6.94%) E-Commerce
12 115 (6.66%) Infrastructure as Code
13 111 (6.42%) Software Engineering
14 109 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 104 (6.02%) Open Source
16 101 (5.84%) Data Modelling
17 99 (5.73%) Full Stack Development
18 88 (5.09%) ETL
18 88 (5.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 444 (25.69%) Python
2 315 (18.23%) SQL
3 297 (17.19%) Java
4 196 (11.34%) JavaScript
5 87 (5.03%) C#
6 72 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 66 (3.82%) Bash
8 60 (3.47%) Groovy
9 58 (3.36%) Kotlin
10 57 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 56 (3.24%) Go
12 52 (3.01%) R
13 45 (2.60%) Ruby
14 36 (2.08%) Scala
15 32 (1.85%) PHP
16 24 (1.39%) C
16 24 (1.39%) C++
17 22 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.98%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 76 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.34%) Degree
4 15 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.75%) DBS Check
6 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.46%) RHCE
7 8 (0.46%) SANS
8 7 (0.41%) JNCIS
8 7 (0.41%) MCP
8 7 (0.41%) MCSE
8 7 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.29%) CISSP
10 5 (0.29%) PMP
10 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.23%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.59%) QA
2 54 (3.13%) Accessibility
3 34 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (1.10%) GDPR
6 18 (1.04%) NIST
7 14 (0.81%) SLA
8 11 (0.64%) COBIT
9 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.58%) WCAG
10 7 (0.41%) NCSC
11 5 (0.29%) PMO
12 4 (0.23%) OASIS TOSCA
13 3 (0.17%) Basel III
13 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.17%) GRC
13 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.17%) PSD2
13 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 247 (14.29%) Docker
2 79 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 52 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.69%) Ceph
5 10 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.29%) KVM
7 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.29%) vSphere
8 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.23%) Xen
9 3 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.17%) HDFS
9 3 (0.17%) vCloud
9 3 (0.17%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.058%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.058%) Firmware
11 1 (0.058%) IAG
11 1 (0.058%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 387 (22.40%) Kubernetes
2 256 (14.81%) Terraform
3 174 (10.07%) Ansible
4 95 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
5 86 (4.98%) Puppet
6 58 (3.36%) Grafana
7 35 (2.03%) Prometheus
8 25 (1.45%) SCCM
8 25 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (1.39%) Kibana
10 23 (1.33%) Jamf Pro
11 21 (1.22%) Istio
12 16 (0.93%) Salt
13 13 (0.75%) logstash
14 12 (0.69%) Consul
14 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
15 10 (0.58%) vRealize
16 8 (0.46%) Packer
17 7 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 7 (0.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 291 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 94 (5.44%) Oracle
3 78 (4.51%) VMware
4 77 (4.46%) Adobe
5 58 (3.36%) Apple
5 58 (3.36%) Splunk
6 40 (2.31%) Cisco
7 37 (2.14%) SAP
8 31 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 29 (1.68%) Sitecore
10 22 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.22%) AppDynamics
12 20 (1.16%) Databricks
12 20 (1.16%) IBM
13 19 (1.10%) Facebook
14 16 (0.93%) Atlassian
14 16 (0.93%) Dell
14 16 (0.93%) Teradata
15 15 (0.87%) Pega