Period
to 17 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 17 October 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 65 64
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 +33
Contract jobs citing Google 1,083 544 1,401
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.07% 3.95% 3.79%
As % of the Vendors category 8.11% 9.82% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 417 1,074
10th Percentile £363 £395 £325
25th Percentile £467 £488 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% +2.44%
75th Percentile £699 £750 £625
90th Percentile £750 £813 £713
England median daily rate £550 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
10th Percentile £22.76 " £13.70
25th Percentile £26.59 " £21.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.51% -26.00% +173.97%
75th Percentile £48.13 " "
90th Percentile £64.70 " £53.30
England median hourly rate £32.00 £22.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +45.45% -30.16% +98.74%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,353 5,538 14,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.89% 40.17% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,135 3,795 9,999
10th Percentile £338 £300 £270
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £615 £588
90th Percentile £738 £713 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 35 239
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.72 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £44.50 £37.88 £27.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £49.73 £49.30
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +6.58% +9.70%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Google as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Google in London

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Google in London.

Daily rate trend for Google in London

Google
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Google in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Google in London

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Google in London.

Hourly rate trend for Google in London

Google
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Google in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Google in London

Google
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the London region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Central London -20 84 £575 +15.00% 142
West London +9 32 £585 -9.30% 43
South London +21 19 £520 - 8
East London -12 4 £590 +51.28% 32
Google
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 London region with a requirement for Google.

1 735 (67.87%) GCP
2 353 (32.59%) AWS
3 319 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
4 316 (29.18%) DevOps
5 308 (28.44%) Azure
6 302 (27.89%) Python
7 293 (27.05%) Kubernetes
8 269 (24.84%) Java
9 252 (23.27%) Analytics
10 235 (21.70%) Finance
11 232 (21.42%) SQL
12 229 (21.14%) Social Skills
13 209 (19.30%) Terraform
14 178 (16.44%) BigQuery
15 175 (16.16%) Docker
16 162 (14.96%) Microservices
17 154 (14.22%) Migration
18 138 (12.74%) Jenkins
19 132 (12.19%) Business Intelligence
20 130 (12.00%) Ansible
21 126 (11.63%) Big Data
22 124 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
23 122 (11.27%) JIRA
24 118 (10.90%) Microsoft
25 116 (10.71%) Google Analytics
26 105 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
26 105 (9.70%) Infrastructure as Code
27 103 (9.51%) Git (software)
28 101 (9.33%) JavaScript
29 100 (9.23%) Linux

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 76 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 52 (4.80%) Confluence
3 45 (4.16%) Apache
4 41 (3.79%) Apache Airflow
4 41 (3.79%) CMS
5 24 (2.22%) OpenStack
6 14 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (1.11%) SAS
7 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.92%) IIS
8 10 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.65%) Luigi
11 7 (0.65%) nginx
11 7 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (0.55%) Drupal
12 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.55%) Mule
Applications
1 45 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.02%) InVision
4 11 (1.02%) Sketch
5 9 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.46%) Figma
7 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.28%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.28%) Zeplin
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.092%) SPSS
11 1 (0.092%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Shopify
3 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.18%) Magento
3 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.092%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.092%) Primavera
4 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.092%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.092%) Unica
4 1 (0.092%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 735 (67.87%) GCP
2 353 (32.59%) AWS
3 308 (28.44%) Azure
4 116 (10.71%) Google Analytics
5 61 (5.63%) PaaS
6 59 (5.45%) IaaS
7 49 (4.52%) Power Platform
8 45 (4.16%) SaaS
9 42 (3.88%) GitHub
10 36 (3.32%) Microsoft 365
11 34 (3.14%) Google Workspace
12 33 (3.05%) Apigee
13 31 (2.86%) Google Compute Engine
14 30 (2.77%) Serverless
15 29 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
16 28 (2.59%) Google Data Studio
17 26 (2.40%) Cloud Functions
18 25 (2.31%) Adobe Analytics
19 24 (2.22%) npm
20 23 (2.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.51%) Firewall
2 24 (2.22%) WAN
3 20 (1.85%) Network Security
4 15 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.29%) DNS
5 14 (1.29%) Multicast
5 14 (1.29%) SSL
6 10 (0.92%) HTTP
7 9 (0.83%) LAN
7 9 (0.83%) SAN
7 9 (0.83%) VPN
8 8 (0.74%) NAS
8 8 (0.74%) Wireless
9 7 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.65%) FCoE
9 7 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (0.65%) Intranet
9 7 (0.65%) iSCSI
9 7 (0.65%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (16.44%) BigQuery
2 126 (11.63%) Big Data
3 105 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (6.56%) Tableau
5 63 (5.82%) Looker
6 62 (5.72%) Hadoop
7 58 (5.36%) NoSQL
8 48 (4.43%) Power BI
9 44 (4.06%) Relational Database
10 42 (3.88%) MongoDB
11 32 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (2.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 27 (2.49%) Metadata
14 25 (2.31%) Cloud Spanner
15 23 (2.12%) Data Lake
16 21 (1.94%) SQL Server
17 19 (1.75%) RDBMS
18 18 (1.66%) MySQL
19 17 (1.57%) Apache Hive
19 17 (1.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 138 (12.74%) Jenkins
2 122 (11.27%) JIRA
3 103 (9.51%) Git (software)
4 42 (3.88%) Maven
5 35 (3.23%) CircleCI
6 32 (2.95%) Gradle
7 28 (2.59%) Travis CI
8 23 (2.12%) JUnit
9 22 (2.03%) Bitbucket
10 21 (1.94%) Mockito
11 20 (1.85%) GitLab
12 18 (1.66%) gulp
13 14 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (1.20%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.11%) Toad
16 11 (1.02%) ERwin
17 9 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (0.83%) WebDriver
18 8 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 7 (0.65%) ProC
General
1 235 (21.70%) Finance
2 229 (21.14%) Social Skills
3 124 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (9.14%) Banking
5 67 (6.19%) Marketing
6 44 (4.06%) Retail
7 29 (2.68%) Legal
8 24 (2.22%) Financial Institution
8 24 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
8 24 (2.22%) Retail Banking
8 24 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.12%) Public Sector
10 19 (1.75%) Publishing
11 18 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.48%) Advertising
13 15 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (0.92%) Automotive
14 10 (0.92%) Billing
14 10 (0.92%) Games
14 10 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (22.62%) Architect
2 187 (17.27%) Developer
3 102 (9.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 98 (9.05%) Data Engineer
5 95 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 89 (8.22%) Cloud Architect
7 79 (7.29%) Analyst
8 59 (5.45%) Java Developer
9 56 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
10 49 (4.52%) Data Architect
11 41 (3.79%) Security Engineer
12 36 (3.32%) Senior Developer
13 34 (3.14%) Consultant
14 30 (2.77%) Cloud Developer
15 29 (2.68%) Data Analyst
16 28 (2.59%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 28 (2.59%) Python Developer
17 24 (2.22%) Security Architect
18 23 (2.12%) Platform Engineer
19 22 (2.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.31%) Spring
2 79 (7.29%) Kafka
3 70 (6.46%) HTML
4 53 (4.89%) CSS
5 48 (4.43%) RESTful
6 44 (4.06%) React
7 43 (3.97%) Node.js
7 43 (3.97%) Spring Boot
8 42 (3.88%) Web Services
9 32 (2.95%) OpenID
9 32 (2.95%) REST
10 28 (2.59%) OAuth
11 26 (2.40%) .NET
12 24 (2.22%) JSON
13 18 (1.66%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.57%) GraphQL
15 16 (1.48%) Apache Beam
15 16 (1.48%) Pandas
15 16 (1.48%) Swagger
16 15 (1.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.57%) Public Cloud
2 62 (5.72%) Cloud Native
3 55 (5.08%) User Experience
4 45 (4.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 33 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.94%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.85%) Hedge funds
9 18 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.66%) Legacy Applications
10 16 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.39%) Social Media
12 12 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.02%) Legacy Code
14 10 (0.92%) FMCG
14 10 (0.92%) iPad
14 10 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 100 (9.23%) Linux
2 43 (3.97%) Windows
3 32 (2.95%) Android
4 24 (2.22%) Unix
5 22 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.39%) VMS
7 10 (0.92%) Debian
8 8 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.65%) Solaris
9 7 (0.65%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.092%) CentOS
14 1 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (29.18%) DevOps
3 252 (23.27%) Analytics
4 162 (14.96%) Microservices
5 154 (14.22%) Migration
6 132 (12.19%) Business Intelligence
7 105 (9.70%) Infrastructure as Code
8 86 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 85 (7.85%) ETL
9 85 (7.85%) Open Source
10 81 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
11 77 (7.11%) Data Engineering
12 76 (7.02%) E-Commerce
13 75 (6.93%) Scrum
14 71 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
14 71 (6.56%) Project Management
15 69 (6.37%) TDD
16 68 (6.28%) Data Pipeline
17 61 (5.63%) Visualisation
18 59 (5.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 302 (27.89%) Python
2 269 (24.84%) Java
3 232 (21.42%) SQL
4 101 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 69 (6.37%) Scala
6 54 (4.99%) Go
7 43 (3.97%) Bash Shell
8 27 (2.49%) C#
8 27 (2.49%) Java 11
8 27 (2.49%) Ruby
9 23 (2.12%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.75%) Kotlin
11 18 (1.66%) C++
11 18 (1.66%) Groovy
12 16 (1.48%) Java 8
13 12 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.11%) R
13 12 (1.11%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (5.63%) Degree
2 31 (2.86%) CISSP
3 30 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 25 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 12 (1.11%) CCSP
8 11 (1.02%) GIAC
9 9 (0.83%) CISM
10 6 (0.55%) CCIE
10 6 (0.55%) CISA
10 6 (0.55%) CRISC
10 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.55%) RIBA
11 5 (0.46%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.46%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.37%) ISEB
13 3 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 27 (2.49%) GDPR
3 25 (2.31%) QA
4 23 (2.12%) Accessibility
5 21 (1.94%) NIST
6 13 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.46%) COBIT
8 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.37%) SOC 2
8 4 (0.37%) WCAG
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.28%) SLA
10 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.092%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.092%) NCSC
11 1 (0.092%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.092%) PMO
11 1 (0.092%) Section 508
System Software
1 175 (16.16%) Docker
2 29 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.85%) NFS
5 12 (1.11%) OpenAM
6 10 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.92%) KVM
7 9 (0.83%) Xen
8 8 (0.74%) HDFS
8 8 (0.74%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.65%) SRDF
9 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.55%) vSphere
11 5 (0.46%) OpenIDM
11 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.28%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.28%) Squid
14 2 (0.18%) Varnish
15 1 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 293 (27.05%) Kubernetes
2 209 (19.30%) Terraform
3 130 (12.00%) Ansible
4 54 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (3.88%) Puppet
6 35 (3.23%) Grafana
7 32 (2.95%) Istio
8 21 (1.94%) Prometheus
9 11 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.74%) Packer
11 7 (0.65%) Consul
11 7 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (0.55%) Kibana
13 5 (0.46%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.37%) Argo
14 4 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.37%) Knative
14 4 (0.37%) SCCM
15 3 (0.28%) EnCase
15 3 (0.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 118 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 71 (6.56%) Adobe
3 63 (5.82%) Oracle
4 38 (3.51%) VMware
5 31 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (2.59%) Splunk
7 24 (2.22%) Cisco
8 18 (1.66%) Teradata
9 17 (1.57%) IBM
9 17 (1.57%) MuleSoft
10 16 (1.48%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.48%) NetApp
10 16 (1.48%) SAP
11 15 (1.39%) Databricks
12 14 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.20%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.02%) Apple
14 11 (1.02%) Okta
15 9 (0.83%) Alteryx
16 8 (0.74%) AppDynamics