Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 67 68
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +44
Contract jobs citing Google 1,040 591 1,519
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.42% 3.78% 3.76%
As % of the Vendors category 8.78% 9.49% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 451 1,119
10th Percentile £368 £375 £348
25th Percentile £463 £488 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +2.44%
75th Percentile £688 £713 £625
90th Percentile £750 £800 £713
England median daily rate £525 £555 £500
% change year-on-year -5.41% +11.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
10th Percentile £28.47 £23.82 "
25th Percentile £29.18 £25.04 £9.25
Median hourly rate £30.70 £31.72 £9.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.22% +233.89% -65.02%
75th Percentile £68.36 £38.68 £18.50
90th Percentile £72.65 £41.69 £49.82
England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +72.04% -15.45% +73.50%

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 11,842 6,229 16,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.95% 39.84% 39.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,941 4,287 10,871
10th Percentile £344 £300 £285
25th Percentile £429 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - -
75th Percentile £640 £613 £588
90th Percentile £725 £713 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 72 259
10th Percentile £13.21 £12.63 £11.98
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.88 £14.90
Median hourly rate £24.35 £27.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.81% +35.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £44.50 £46.31 £29.96
90th Percentile £65.00 £49.88 £48.83
England median hourly rate £18.78 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.13% +8.11% +5.71%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -9 94 £575 +9.52% 124
West London +13 29 £523 -0.48% 41
South London +22 7 £425 - 4
East London +3 4 £554 +1.33% 32
Google
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 701 (67.40%) GCP
2 352 (33.85%) AWS
3 317 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
4 312 (30.00%) Azure
5 296 (28.46%) DevOps
6 286 (27.50%) Python
7 276 (26.54%) Java
8 262 (25.19%) Kubernetes
9 227 (21.83%) Finance
10 214 (20.58%) SQL
11 206 (19.81%) Social Skills
12 200 (19.23%) Analytics
13 183 (17.60%) Terraform
14 171 (16.44%) BigQuery
15 160 (15.38%) Migration
16 158 (15.19%) Docker
17 146 (14.04%) Microservices
18 144 (13.85%) Jenkins
19 136 (13.08%) Microsoft
20 133 (12.79%) Ansible
21 127 (12.21%) Banking
22 124 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
23 113 (10.87%) Big Data
23 113 (10.87%) Linux
24 111 (10.67%) JIRA
25 109 (10.48%) Git (software)
26 102 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
27 96 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
28 92 (8.85%) Infrastructure as Code
29 89 (8.56%) TDD

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 73 (7.02%) Apache Spark
2 53 (5.10%) Apache
3 48 (4.62%) Apache Airflow
4 47 (4.52%) Confluence
5 22 (2.12%) OpenStack
6 21 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.73%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.63%) CMS
8 17 (1.63%) SAS
9 15 (1.44%) nginx
10 12 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.96%) IIS
11 10 (0.96%) Mule
12 8 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.67%) Luigi
13 7 (0.67%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.58%) Jetty
14 6 (0.58%) Mongrel
14 6 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 41 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.06%) InVision
4 11 (1.06%) Sketch
5 10 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.96%) Zeplin
6 9 (0.87%) Adobe XD
7 8 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.67%) Figma
8 7 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.58%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.096%) SPSS
12 1 (0.096%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Magento
2 4 (0.38%) Shopify
3 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.096%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.096%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.096%) Primavera
4 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.096%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.096%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 701 (67.40%) GCP
2 352 (33.85%) AWS
3 312 (30.00%) Azure
4 84 (8.08%) Google Analytics
5 69 (6.63%) IaaS
6 59 (5.67%) PaaS
7 49 (4.71%) GitHub
8 38 (3.65%) Power Platform
8 38 (3.65%) Serverless
9 37 (3.56%) Apigee
10 34 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (3.27%) SaaS
11 30 (2.88%) Google Compute Engine
12 28 (2.69%) Microsoft 365
13 26 (2.50%) Cloud Functions
14 24 (2.31%) npm
15 23 (2.21%) Adobe Analytics
15 23 (2.21%) Amazon S3
15 23 (2.21%) Google Workspace
16 20 (1.92%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.60%) Firewall
2 22 (2.12%) DNS
3 21 (2.02%) Network Security
4 20 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.83%) HTTP
6 16 (1.54%) DHCP
6 16 (1.54%) SAN
6 16 (1.54%) SSL
6 16 (1.54%) WAN
7 15 (1.44%) Multicast
8 14 (1.35%) NAS
9 12 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (1.15%) LAN
10 11 (1.06%) FCoE
10 11 (1.06%) IPsec
10 11 (1.06%) iSCSI
11 8 (0.77%) VPN
12 7 (0.67%) Internet
12 7 (0.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (16.44%) BigQuery
2 113 (10.87%) Big Data
3 96 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (5.67%) Hadoop
5 55 (5.29%) Tableau
6 47 (4.52%) Looker
7 43 (4.13%) NoSQL
8 37 (3.56%) Power BI
8 37 (3.56%) Relational Database
9 35 (3.37%) MongoDB
10 27 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 27 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.40%) Metadata
12 24 (2.31%) MySQL
13 22 (2.12%) SQL Server
14 21 (2.02%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.83%) Apache Hive
15 19 (1.83%) Cloud Spanner
16 18 (1.73%) Data Lake
17 16 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (13.85%) Jenkins
2 111 (10.67%) JIRA
3 109 (10.48%) Git (software)
4 48 (4.62%) Maven
5 33 (3.17%) Travis CI
6 30 (2.88%) CircleCI
6 30 (2.88%) Gradle
7 22 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (2.02%) JUnit
9 19 (1.83%) gulp
10 17 (1.63%) GitLab
11 16 (1.54%) Mockito
12 15 (1.44%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.35%) git-flow
14 13 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.06%) ERwin
15 11 (1.06%) Toad
16 10 (0.96%) TeamCity
17 8 (0.77%) IntelliJ
17 8 (0.77%) ProC
General
1 227 (21.83%) Finance
2 206 (19.81%) Social Skills
3 127 (12.21%) Banking
4 124 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (4.62%) Marketing
6 35 (3.37%) Public Sector
7 30 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
8 29 (2.79%) Telecoms
9 28 (2.69%) Retail
10 19 (1.83%) Legal
10 19 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 18 (1.73%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.63%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.54%) Investment Banking
14 15 (1.44%) Publishing
15 13 (1.25%) Automotive
15 13 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
16 9 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.77%) Advertising
17 8 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 257 (24.71%) Architect
2 164 (15.77%) Developer
3 101 (9.71%) Cloud Architect
4 89 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 87 (8.37%) Data Engineer
6 85 (8.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 73 (7.02%) Analyst
8 59 (5.67%) Java Developer
9 49 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
10 42 (4.04%) Consultant
10 42 (4.04%) Data Architect
11 40 (3.85%) Security Architect
12 31 (2.98%) Azure Architect
13 29 (2.79%) Security Engineer
14 27 (2.60%) Data Analyst
15 26 (2.50%) Cloud Developer
16 23 (2.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 23 (2.21%) Python Developer
16 23 (2.21%) Senior Developer
17 21 (2.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (8.08%) Spring
2 68 (6.54%) RESTful
3 57 (5.48%) Node.js
4 54 (5.19%) Kafka
5 47 (4.52%) React
6 43 (4.13%) Web Services
7 42 (4.04%) HTML
8 39 (3.75%) .NET
8 39 (3.75%) Spring Boot
9 36 (3.46%) CSS
10 33 (3.17%) REST
11 31 (2.98%) JSON
12 28 (2.69%) Swagger
13 23 (2.21%) AngularJS
14 22 (2.12%) GraphQL
15 19 (1.83%) OAuth
15 19 (1.83%) XML
16 18 (1.73%) Redux
17 16 (1.54%) Apache Beam
17 16 (1.54%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.27%) Public Cloud
2 58 (5.58%) Cloud Native
3 40 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 34 (3.27%) User Experience
5 27 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 26 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
7 22 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.92%) Legacy Applications
8 20 (1.92%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.73%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.44%) Social Media
12 11 (1.06%) FMCG
12 11 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.87%) iPad
15 8 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.87%) Linux
2 55 (5.29%) Windows
3 40 (3.85%) Android
4 35 (3.37%) Unix
5 31 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.44%) VMS
7 11 (1.06%) Solaris
8 9 (0.87%) Debian
8 9 (0.87%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.096%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.096%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (28.46%) DevOps
3 200 (19.23%) Analytics
4 160 (15.38%) Migration
5 146 (14.04%) Microservices
6 102 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
7 92 (8.85%) Infrastructure as Code
8 89 (8.56%) TDD
9 85 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (8.17%) Open Source
10 76 (7.31%) ETL
11 71 (6.83%) Scrum
12 70 (6.73%) Artificial Intelligence
13 67 (6.44%) Data Pipeline
13 67 (6.44%) E-Commerce
14 64 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
15 62 (5.96%) Data Engineering
16 60 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
17 59 (5.67%) Visualisation
18 58 (5.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 286 (27.50%) Python
2 276 (26.54%) Java
3 214 (20.58%) SQL
4 82 (7.88%) JavaScript
5 76 (7.31%) Scala
6 47 (4.52%) Go
7 33 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 30 (2.88%) Ruby
9 25 (2.40%) Java 11
10 24 (2.31%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.02%) C#
12 20 (1.92%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.83%) Groovy
14 17 (1.63%) Java 8
15 15 (1.44%) C++
15 15 (1.44%) R
16 14 (1.35%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.06%) Kotlin
17 11 (1.06%) Perl
17 11 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (5.38%) Degree
2 40 (3.85%) CISSP
3 34 (3.27%) Security Cleared
4 30 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.83%) CISM
5 19 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.96%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (0.77%) CRISC
8 8 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.58%) CISA
10 6 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.58%) PMP
11 5 (0.48%) CCNA
11 5 (0.48%) CCSP
11 5 (0.48%) GIAC
12 4 (0.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.98%) QA
2 25 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 23 (2.21%) NIST
4 18 (1.73%) Accessibility
4 18 (1.73%) GDPR
5 15 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.77%) ISO 20022
6 8 (0.77%) WCAG
7 7 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
8 6 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.48%) COBIT
9 5 (0.48%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.48%) PMO
10 4 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.29%) NCSC
11 3 (0.29%) SLA
11 3 (0.29%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.19%) ISO 15022
13 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 158 (15.19%) Docker
2 51 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.73%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.73%) Xen
4 15 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.35%) NFS
6 13 (1.25%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.15%) KVM
7 12 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.06%) SRDF
9 10 (0.96%) HDFS
9 10 (0.96%) vSphere
10 7 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.58%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.29%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.29%) Squid
13 1 (0.096%) LXC
13 1 (0.096%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.096%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 262 (25.19%) Kubernetes
2 183 (17.60%) Terraform
3 133 (12.79%) Ansible
4 60 (5.77%) Puppet
5 58 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.50%) Istio
7 22 (2.12%) Grafana
8 15 (1.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 14 (1.35%) Packer
9 14 (1.35%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.87%) vRealize
11 8 (0.77%) Argo
12 6 (0.58%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.48%) Kibana
14 4 (0.38%) EnCase
14 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.29%) Knative
15 3 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 136 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 65 (6.25%) Oracle
3 63 (6.06%) VMware
4 52 (5.00%) Adobe
5 33 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (2.50%) IBM
7 23 (2.21%) Apple
7 23 (2.21%) MuleSoft
7 23 (2.21%) Splunk
8 22 (2.12%) Cisco
9 21 (2.02%) Teradata
10 20 (1.92%) Facebook
11 19 (1.83%) SAP
12 16 (1.54%) EMC
12 16 (1.54%) NetApp
13 14 (1.35%) Databricks
13 14 (1.35%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.15%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.96%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.96%) CA