Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 82 92
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 +66
Contract jobs citing Google 1,073 1,449 2,341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.57% 2.69% 2.65%
As % of the Vendors category 6.36% 6.33% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 1,009 1,534
10th Percentile £317 £313 £325
25th Percentile £419 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% -0.95% +10.53%
75th Percentile £600 £625 £622
90th Percentile £675 £701 £688
UK median daily rate £517 £520 £513
% change year-on-year -0.58% +1.46% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 36
10th Percentile £14.40 £10.59 £9.25
25th Percentile £19.50 £18.13 £12.25
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.50 £15.85
Median % change year-on-year +18.60% +35.65% -18.72%
75th Percentile £40.00 £30.20 £23.00
90th Percentile £45.06 £39.42 £43.13
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +23.26% +35.65% -18.72%

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 16,881 22,878 36,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.50% 42.49% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,932 14,537 23,691
10th Percentile £263 £220 £263
25th Percentile £363 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £459
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.85% +1.89%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 957 1,201
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.59 £10.91
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.39 £12.88
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -21 668 £525 -4.55% 333
South East +38 121 £450 - 67
North of England -8 99 £488 -1.02% 124
Yorkshire -8 50 £488 -4.41% 45
Midlands +6 49 £495 +20.00% 76
South West -7 36 £500 +4.17% 52
North West +2 34 £438 +6.38% 58
West Midlands +1 33 £521 +30.25% 54
East of England +31 24 £575 +53.33% 33
East Midlands +24 15 £350 -24.32% 22
North East +15 15 £450 -12.20% 21
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 637 (59.37%) GCP
2 366 (34.11%) AWS
3 361 (33.64%) Azure
4 293 (27.31%) DevOps
5 290 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 252 (23.49%) Kubernetes
7 219 (20.41%) Python
8 218 (20.32%) Java
9 196 (18.27%) Finance
10 194 (18.08%) Analytics
11 183 (17.05%) SQL
12 179 (16.68%) Terraform
13 176 (16.40%) Microservices
14 169 (15.75%) Docker
15 153 (14.26%) Microsoft
16 136 (12.67%) Banking
17 132 (12.30%) BigQuery
18 117 (10.90%) Jenkins
19 115 (10.72%) JavaScript
20 112 (10.44%) Node.js
21 111 (10.34%) Git (software)
21 111 (10.34%) Google Analytics
21 111 (10.34%) Migration
22 110 (10.25%) Linux
23 99 (9.23%) JIRA
24 93 (8.67%) Ansible
24 93 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
25 83 (7.74%) Big Data
26 79 (7.36%) Go
27 78 (7.27%) Scrum

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 40 (3.73%) Apache Spark
1 40 (3.73%) Confluence
2 36 (3.36%) Apache
3 25 (2.33%) nginx
4 24 (2.24%) Apache Airflow
4 24 (2.24%) SAS
5 19 (1.77%) OpenStack
6 17 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.30%) CMS
8 14 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.56%) IIS
10 6 (0.56%) JBoss
10 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.47%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.03%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.93%) Zeplin
6 9 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.84%) Adobe XD
6 9 (0.84%) Sketch
7 8 (0.75%) InVision
8 6 (0.56%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.47%) Figma
10 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.75%) Magento
3 4 (0.37%) Shopify
4 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.093%) FastStats
6 1 (0.093%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.093%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.093%) Maximo
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.093%) Toggl
6 1 (0.093%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 637 (59.37%) GCP
2 366 (34.11%) AWS
3 361 (33.64%) Azure
4 111 (10.34%) Google Analytics
5 69 (6.43%) GitHub
6 61 (5.68%) IaaS
7 59 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (4.85%) Serverless
9 51 (4.75%) PaaS
10 42 (3.91%) OpenShift
11 41 (3.82%) SaaS
12 34 (3.17%) Apigee
13 25 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
13 25 (2.33%) Power Platform
14 21 (1.96%) Cloud Functions
15 20 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (1.86%) Google Workspace
16 17 (1.58%) Firebase
17 16 (1.49%) Google Docs
18 15 (1.40%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.24%) DNS
2 23 (2.14%) HTTP
3 17 (1.58%) Internet
3 17 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.40%) Firewall
4 15 (1.40%) Network Security
5 13 (1.21%) DHCP
5 13 (1.21%) SSL
6 12 (1.12%) SAN
7 11 (1.03%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.65%) Multicast
8 7 (0.65%) WAN
9 6 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (0.56%) IPsec
9 6 (0.56%) NAS
10 5 (0.47%) BGP
10 5 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.47%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.47%) LAN
10 5 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.30%) BigQuery
2 83 (7.74%) Big Data
3 73 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (4.10%) NoSQL
6 42 (3.91%) Hadoop
7 36 (3.36%) Cloud Spanner
7 36 (3.36%) Tableau
8 32 (2.98%) Bigtable
9 29 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 29 (2.70%) SQL Server
10 27 (2.52%) DB2
11 26 (2.42%) MySQL
12 25 (2.33%) Relational Database
13 24 (2.24%) Power BI
14 17 (1.58%) Data Lake
15 16 (1.49%) Data Mining
16 12 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 11 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
18 10 (0.93%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 117 (10.90%) Jenkins
2 111 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 99 (9.23%) JIRA
4 45 (4.19%) Maven
5 27 (2.52%) CircleCI
6 23 (2.14%) GitLab
7 21 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 21 (1.96%) JUnit
8 19 (1.77%) Travis CI
9 18 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (1.58%) gulp
11 16 (1.49%) Gradle
12 14 (1.30%) Gatling
12 14 (1.30%) git-flow
12 14 (1.30%) Selenium
12 14 (1.30%) webpack
13 11 (1.03%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.03%) IntelliJ
14 8 (0.75%) JMeter
14 8 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 196 (18.27%) Finance
2 136 (12.67%) Banking
3 78 (7.27%) Public Sector
4 69 (6.43%) Marketing
5 36 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.05%) Retail
7 19 (1.77%) Legal
8 18 (1.68%) Electronics
9 17 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.12%) Games
11 11 (1.03%) Automotive
12 10 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.84%) Publishing
14 8 (0.75%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.65%) Front Office
15 7 (0.65%) Law
16 6 (0.56%) Advertising
16 6 (0.56%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 223 (20.78%) Developer
2 202 (18.83%) Architect
3 104 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (7.27%) Analyst
5 76 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 72 (6.71%) Cloud Architect
7 71 (6.62%) Data Engineer
8 60 (5.59%) Consultant
9 44 (4.10%) Java Developer
9 44 (4.10%) Security Architect
10 40 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
11 28 (2.61%) Data Architect
12 26 (2.42%) Technical Architect
13 25 (2.33%) Data Analyst
13 25 (2.33%) React Developer
13 25 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (2.24%) Java Engineer
15 22 (2.05%) .NET Developer
15 22 (2.05%) Cloud Consultant
15 22 (2.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (10.44%) Node.js
2 75 (6.99%) HTML
3 68 (6.34%) AngularJS
4 65 (6.06%) CSS
5 64 (5.96%) React
6 63 (5.87%) .NET
7 60 (5.59%) RESTful
8 55 (5.13%) REST
9 53 (4.94%) Web Services
10 51 (4.75%) Kafka
11 43 (4.01%) JSON
12 41 (3.82%) Spring
13 34 (3.17%) GraphQL
14 31 (2.89%) OAuth
15 30 (2.80%) Redux
16 27 (2.52%) .NET Core
17 25 (2.33%) Protocol Buffers
18 24 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
18 24 (2.24%) Spring Boot
19 22 (2.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.96%) Public Cloud
3 51 (4.75%) Cloud Native
4 47 (4.38%) User Experience
5 38 (3.54%) Data Structures
6 34 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 25 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 23 (2.14%) iPad
9 21 (1.96%) Social Media
9 21 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.21%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.03%) FMCG
16 10 (0.93%) NHS
16 10 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 110 (10.25%) Linux
2 77 (7.18%) Windows
3 54 (5.03%) Unix
4 31 (2.89%) Android
5 25 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.37%) Solaris
9 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.37%) zOS
10 3 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.19%) Alpine Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (27.31%) DevOps
2 290 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (18.08%) Analytics
4 176 (16.40%) Microservices
5 111 (10.34%) Migration
6 78 (7.27%) Scrum
7 76 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
8 74 (6.90%) TDD
9 70 (6.52%) Infrastructure as Code
10 68 (6.34%) ETL
11 67 (6.24%) Software Engineering
12 65 (6.06%) Computer Science
13 64 (5.96%) Cybersecurity
14 61 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (5.41%) OO
16 57 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
16 57 (5.31%) Mentoring
17 55 (5.13%) Project Management
18 50 (4.66%) Data Engineering
18 50 (4.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 219 (20.41%) Python
2 218 (20.32%) Java
3 183 (17.05%) SQL
4 115 (10.72%) JavaScript
5 79 (7.36%) Go
6 48 (4.47%) TypeScript
7 46 (4.29%) Scala
8 43 (4.01%) C#
9 33 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 31 (2.89%) PowerShell
11 30 (2.80%) Ruby
12 27 (2.52%) Perl
13 20 (1.86%) Groovy
14 16 (1.49%) Java 8
15 15 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.40%) R
16 14 (1.30%) C++
16 14 (1.30%) ES6
17 13 (1.21%) PHP
18 12 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.78%) Degree
3 60 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.52%) CISSP
5 18 (1.68%) CISM
6 15 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.21%) DBS Check
8 12 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.93%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.93%) PMP
11 7 (0.65%) SAS Certification
12 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.47%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.37%) CCNA
14 4 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.57%) QA
2 14 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.12%) NCSC
4 11 (1.03%) GDPR
5 10 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (0.93%) NIST
6 9 (0.84%) WCAG
7 8 (0.75%) PMO
8 7 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
9 6 (0.56%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.37%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.37%) SLA
11 3 (0.28%) Basel III
12 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.19%) ISO 15022
13 1 (0.093%) GLBA
13 1 (0.093%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (15.75%) Docker
2 50 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.89%) Active Directory
4 29 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.84%) vSphere
6 9 (0.84%) Xen
7 8 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.56%) NFS
9 5 (0.47%) KVM
10 4 (0.37%) HDFS
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.37%) SRDF
11 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.093%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.093%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 252 (23.49%) Kubernetes
2 179 (16.68%) Terraform
3 93 (8.67%) Ansible
4 35 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (3.17%) Puppet
6 33 (3.08%) Istio
7 26 (2.42%) Grafana
8 23 (2.14%) Kibana
9 18 (1.68%) Argo
9 18 (1.68%) Prometheus
10 16 (1.49%) logstash
10 16 (1.49%) SCCM
11 15 (1.40%) Consul
11 15 (1.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 14 (1.30%) Packer
13 12 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (1.12%) vRealize
14 10 (0.93%) Rancher
15 9 (0.84%) Fluentd
16 7 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 153 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 75 (6.99%) Oracle
3 66 (6.15%) VMware
4 41 (3.82%) Splunk
5 38 (3.54%) Apple
6 37 (3.45%) IBM
7 34 (3.17%) Adobe
7 34 (3.17%) SAP
8 27 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (2.24%) Facebook
10 23 (2.14%) AppDynamics
11 18 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.58%) MuleSoft
13 16 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.49%) Teradata
14 12 (1.12%) HP
15 10 (0.93%) Rackspace
16 9 (0.84%) Atlassian
16 9 (0.84%) Cisco
16 9 (0.84%) Twitter