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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 194 219
Rank change year-on-year +30 +25  
Contract jobs citing Google 294 276 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.51% 1.24% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 3.58% 3.01% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 181 124
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £228 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% +26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Median hourly rate £23.25 £14.46 £23.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.81% -37.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £8.65 £18.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.00 £21.37 £35.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year -9.09% -42.48%  

Google is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8213 9178 9590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.13% 41.15% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5508 6131 6207
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 130 207
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.34 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +14.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Google as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Google in London

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Google in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in London

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in London

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in London

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 35 £331 -26.38% 36
Uxbridge +13 8 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 4 £100 - 2
Canary Wharf -6 2 £568 +39.09%
Croydon +9 1 - -
Westminster +6 1 £275 -
Wimbledon - 1 £175 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £450 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £560 -
Google
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Google.

1 182 (29.84%) Analytics
2 164 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (24.26%) Amazon AWS
4 143 (23.44%) Google Analytics
5 123 (20.16%) Python
6 121 (19.84%) Java
7 109 (17.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 97 (15.90%) Windows
8 97 (15.90%) Linux
9 94 (15.41%) JavaScript
10 90 (14.75%) HTML
10 90 (14.75%) CSS
11 89 (14.59%) Marketing
12 77 (12.62%) Android
13 76 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 76 (12.46%) Finance
14 73 (11.97%) SQL
15 67 (10.98%) Adobe
16 66 (10.82%) Microsoft
17 65 (10.66%) DevOps
18 63 (10.33%) AngularJS
19 58 (9.51%) G Suite
20 57 (9.34%) User Experience
20 57 (9.34%) Git (software)
21 56 (9.18%) Docker
22 55 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
23 54 (8.85%) JIRA
24 52 (8.52%) Active Directory
25 50 (8.20%) Scrum
26 47 (7.70%) HTML5

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 34 (5.57%) CMS
2 22 (3.61%) Apache
2 22 (3.61%) Confluence
3 17 (2.79%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.30%) nginx
5 13 (2.13%) SAS
5 13 (2.13%) WordPress
6 10 (1.64%) IIS
7 9 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.31%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.66%) Drupal
12 4 (0.66%) JBoss
12 4 (0.66%) Jetty
12 4 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 33 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.26%) MS Office
3 22 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.11%) Photoshop
5 14 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (1.97%) InDesign
7 6 (0.98%) InVision
8 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.82%) SPSS
9 4 (0.66%) MS Project
9 4 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.33%) Stata
11 1 (0.16%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Sprinklr
2 5 (0.82%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.66%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.49%) FastStats
4 3 (0.49%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 3 (0.49%) Revive Adserver
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) BondVision
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.16%) Radian6
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 148 (24.26%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (23.44%) Google Analytics
3 109 (17.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 76 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 58 (9.51%) G Suite
6 33 (5.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 32 (5.25%) Google Play
8 24 (3.93%) Google App Engine
9 20 (3.28%) GitHub
10 19 (3.11%) SaaS
11 18 (2.95%) Google Drive
12 15 (2.46%) IaaS
13 12 (1.97%) AdWords
14 11 (1.80%) PaaS
15 10 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (1.48%) Slack
17 8 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 8 (1.31%) Amazon S3
17 8 (1.31%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.28%) Kerberos
2 18 (2.95%) Internet
3 16 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (2.46%) Firewall
4 15 (2.46%) VoIP
5 14 (2.30%) HTTP
6 12 (1.97%) LDAP
6 12 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.80%) DNS
8 10 (1.64%) DHCP
8 10 (1.64%) VPN
9 8 (1.31%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.15%) Intranet
10 7 (1.15%) SSL
10 7 (1.15%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.98%) FTP
11 6 (0.98%) IPsec
11 6 (0.98%) PBX
12 5 (0.82%) SCCP
13 4 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.23%) Big Data
2 32 (5.25%) MySQL
3 30 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 19 (3.11%) BigQuery
5 17 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.62%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.97%) SQL Server
9 11 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
9 11 (1.80%) Apache Hive
9 11 (1.80%) Redis
9 11 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.31%) Cloudera CDH
10 8 (1.31%) Tick Data
11 6 (0.98%) HBase
12 5 (0.82%) QlikView
13 4 (0.66%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.66%) Mixpanel
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 54 (8.85%) JIRA
3 44 (7.21%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.28%) Bitbucket
5 19 (3.11%) Maven
6 18 (2.95%) JUnit
7 15 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.46%) Gradle
7 15 (2.46%) Selenium
8 14 (2.30%) Axure RP
9 13 (2.13%) Android Studio
10 11 (1.80%) Travis CI
11 10 (1.64%) Subversion
11 10 (1.64%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.48%) Ant
13 8 (1.31%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.15%) Mockito
14 7 (1.15%) WebDriver
14 7 (1.15%) webpack
15 6 (0.98%) GitLab
General
1 89 (14.59%) Marketing
2 76 (12.46%) Finance
3 43 (7.05%) Banking
4 27 (4.43%) Retail
5 25 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.30%) Front Office
7 14 (2.30%) Games
7 14 (2.30%) Publishing
8 13 (2.13%) Advertising
8 13 (2.13%) Legal
9 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.66%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) German Language
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 181 (29.67%) Developer
2 87 (14.26%) Analyst
3 58 (9.51%) Architect
4 36 (5.90%) Consultant
5 34 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (4.92%) Android Developer
7 29 (4.75%) Java Developer
8 26 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 25 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 24 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
10 24 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
11 22 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (3.44%) Designer
12 21 (3.44%) Security Architect
13 20 (3.28%) Web Analyst
14 18 (2.95%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 17 (2.79%) Business Analyst
15 17 (2.79%) IT Support
15 17 (2.79%) Support Engineer
15 17 (2.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (14.75%) CSS
1 90 (14.75%) HTML
2 63 (10.33%) AngularJS
3 47 (7.70%) HTML5
4 43 (7.05%) Web Services
5 40 (6.56%) CSS3
5 40 (6.56%) Node.js
6 36 (5.90%) jQuery
7 31 (5.08%) Material Design
7 31 (5.08%) REST
8 29 (4.75%) D3.js
8 29 (4.75%) JSON
9 24 (3.93%) .NET
10 21 (3.44%) SAML
11 19 (3.11%) RESTful
11 19 (3.11%) Sass
12 16 (2.62%) React
12 16 (2.62%) Spring
13 15 (2.46%) SOAP
14 13 (2.13%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.34%) User Experience
2 55 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.59%) Social Media
4 25 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.79%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.80%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.48%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.31%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.31%) iPhone
10 7 (1.15%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.15%) iPad
10 7 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.82%) Fintech
11 5 (0.82%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 97 (15.90%) Linux
1 97 (15.90%) Windows
2 77 (12.62%) Android
3 44 (7.21%) Apple iOS
4 34 (5.57%) Mac OS X
4 34 (5.57%) Unix
5 30 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 19 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.95%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.97%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.98%) CentOS
11 6 (0.98%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.66%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
13 4 (0.66%) SmartOS
14 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (29.84%) Analytics
2 164 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (10.66%) DevOps
4 50 (8.20%) Scrum
5 45 (7.38%) Open Source
6 44 (7.21%) Web Analytics
7 42 (6.89%) Visualisation
8 41 (6.72%) TDD
9 39 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (6.39%) Migration
10 38 (6.23%) E-Commerce
11 37 (6.07%) SEO
12 35 (5.74%) Android Development
13 34 (5.57%) Front End Development
14 32 (5.25%) Project Management
15 31 (5.08%) Configuration Management
15 31 (5.08%) Data Analysis
16 30 (4.92%) BDD
16 30 (4.92%) Web Development
17 29 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 123 (20.16%) Python
2 121 (19.84%) Java
3 94 (15.41%) JavaScript
4 73 (11.97%) SQL
5 42 (6.89%) Ruby
6 41 (6.72%) Bash Shell
7 31 (5.08%) C++
8 27 (4.43%) Go
9 23 (3.77%) PHP
10 21 (3.44%) C#
11 20 (3.28%) Perl
11 20 (3.28%) R
12 18 (2.95%) Scala
13 14 (2.30%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.80%) C
14 11 (1.80%) Groovy
15 10 (1.64%) ES6
16 9 (1.48%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.31%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.31%) Rust
Qualifications
1 30 (4.92%) Degree
2 29 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.46%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (1.31%) PhD
6 5 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.66%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.66%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.66%) PMP
8 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CISSP
9 2 (0.33%) ISEB
9 2 (0.33%) MCSE
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
10 1 (0.16%) CCNP
10 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.93%) QA
2 11 (1.80%) SLA
3 9 (1.48%) PMO
4 8 (1.31%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.66%) SDET
6 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.33%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) EMIR
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 56 (9.18%) Docker
2 52 (8.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.97%) Xen
5 9 (1.48%) BitLocker
5 9 (1.48%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.31%) XenApp
7 7 (1.15%) HDFS
8 6 (0.98%) LXC
9 5 (0.82%) GPFS
10 4 (0.66%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.33%) vCloud
13 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.16%) Ceph
13 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (4.92%) Puppet
2 29 (4.75%) Ansible
3 27 (4.43%) Kubernetes
4 25 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.46%) Terraform
6 14 (2.30%) SCCM
7 9 (1.48%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.31%) WSUS
9 7 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (0.98%) Ambari
10 6 (0.98%) Mesos
11 4 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.66%) Salt
11 4 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.49%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.49%) Kibana
12 3 (0.49%) Nagios
13 2 (0.33%) Consul
13 2 (0.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 67 (10.98%) Adobe
2 66 (10.82%) Microsoft
3 43 (7.05%) Apple
4 27 (4.43%) Tableau
5 24 (3.93%) VMware
6 20 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.95%) Oracle
8 17 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (2.62%) Citrix
10 14 (2.30%) Omniture
10 14 (2.30%) Symantec
11 13 (2.13%) Facebook
12 12 (1.97%) Cisco
13 10 (1.64%) HP
14 9 (1.48%) Cadence
14 9 (1.48%) DoubleClick
15 8 (1.31%) Dell
15 8 (1.31%) IBM
15 8 (1.31%) SAP
15 8 (1.31%) Splunk
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