Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 65 67
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +67
Contract jobs citing Google 746 729 1,531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.21% 3.41% 3.71%
As % of the Vendors category 8.41% 8.76% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 517 1,081
10th Percentile £363 £348 £338
25th Percentile £455 £463 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £550 £543
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% +1.38% +8.94%
75th Percentile £641 £650 £638
90th Percentile £729 £750 £700
England median daily rate £520 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -0.95% - +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
10th Percentile £23.11 £23.82 "
25th Percentile £24.59 £25.04 £9.25
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.18 £12.75
Median % change year-on-year -5.40% +144.57% -52.38%
75th Percentile £36.10 £41.27 £20.51
90th Percentile £53.93 £42.73 £24.65
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +41.18% +7.26%

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 8,872 8,323 16,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.12% 38.90% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,906 5,641 11,017
10th Percentile £328 £263 £300
25th Percentile £413 £385 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 144 244
10th Percentile £14.14 £12.98 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% +16.66% -4.31%
75th Percentile £51.31 £35.57 £33.56
90th Percentile £67.55 £50.00 £47.09
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +13.51% +0.68% +5.00%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -10 83 £575 +9.52% 86
West London +14 14 £594 +13.10% 39
South London +39 4 £375 - 3
East London +6 2 £364 -23.47% 36
Google
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 496 (66.49%) GCP
2 237 (31.77%) AWS
3 224 (30.03%) DevOps
4 221 (29.62%) Azure
5 210 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (24.93%) Java
7 181 (24.26%) Python
8 173 (23.19%) Kubernetes
9 165 (22.12%) Finance
10 142 (19.03%) BigQuery
11 138 (18.50%) SQL
12 136 (18.23%) Terraform
13 130 (17.43%) Analytics
14 129 (17.29%) Social Skills
15 110 (14.75%) Banking
16 102 (13.67%) Migration
17 100 (13.40%) Microsoft
18 98 (13.14%) Jenkins
19 96 (12.87%) Microservices
20 89 (11.93%) Docker
21 81 (10.86%) Big Data
22 79 (10.59%) Ansible
23 78 (10.46%) Git (software)
24 75 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
25 71 (9.52%) Linux
25 71 (9.52%) JIRA
26 70 (9.38%) TDD
27 68 (9.12%) Data Warehouse
28 63 (8.45%) ETL
29 61 (8.18%) Public Cloud

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 50 (6.70%) Apache Spark
2 36 (4.83%) Apache
3 31 (4.16%) Apache Airflow
4 30 (4.02%) Confluence
5 22 (2.95%) nginx
6 11 (1.47%) SAS
6 11 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.21%) IIS
8 8 (1.07%) CMS
9 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.80%) Jetty
10 6 (0.80%) Mongrel
10 6 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.67%) Mule
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.54%) Luigi
13 3 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.88%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.61%) Zeplin
5 11 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (1.47%) Adobe XD
6 10 (1.34%) InVision
6 10 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (1.34%) Sketch
7 7 (0.94%) Figma
8 6 (0.80%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.27%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Shopify
2 2 (0.27%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 496 (66.49%) GCP
2 237 (31.77%) AWS
3 221 (29.62%) Azure
4 60 (8.04%) Google Analytics
5 55 (7.37%) IaaS
6 47 (6.30%) GitHub
7 44 (5.90%) PaaS
8 28 (3.75%) Serverless
9 27 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (3.35%) Apigee
11 20 (2.68%) Cloud Functions
12 18 (2.41%) SaaS
13 16 (2.14%) Google Compute Engine
13 16 (2.14%) Power Platform
14 15 (2.01%) Amazon S3
14 15 (2.01%) OpenShift
15 14 (1.88%) Google Data Studio
15 14 (1.88%) npm
16 12 (1.61%) Google App Engine
16 12 (1.61%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.14%) DNS
1 16 (2.14%) HTTP
2 13 (1.74%) Network Security
3 12 (1.61%) DHCP
4 10 (1.34%) Internet
4 10 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.07%) Firewall
5 8 (1.07%) SAN
5 8 (1.07%) SSL
6 7 (0.94%) Multicast
6 7 (0.94%) NAS
7 6 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (0.80%) FTP
7 6 (0.80%) IPsec
7 6 (0.80%) WAN
8 5 (0.67%) FCoE
8 5 (0.67%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.67%) LAN
8 5 (0.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (19.03%) BigQuery
2 81 (10.86%) Big Data
3 68 (9.12%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (4.96%) Hadoop
5 32 (4.29%) Tableau
6 29 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.22%) Cloud Spanner
8 24 (3.22%) Looker
9 22 (2.95%) MySQL
9 22 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 20 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 19 (2.55%) Bigtable
12 16 (2.14%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (2.14%) Power BI
13 14 (1.88%) Apache Hive
13 14 (1.88%) Snowflake Schema
13 14 (1.88%) SQL Server
14 13 (1.74%) DB2
15 12 (1.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 98 (13.14%) Jenkins
2 78 (10.46%) Git (software)
3 71 (9.52%) JIRA
4 37 (4.96%) Maven
5 19 (2.55%) Travis CI
6 17 (2.28%) CircleCI
7 15 (2.01%) Gradle
8 14 (1.88%) git-flow
8 14 (1.88%) gulp
8 14 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (1.74%) GitLab
10 11 (1.47%) JUnit
11 10 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.34%) webpack
12 9 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.07%) Axure RP
13 8 (1.07%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.94%) Spinnaker
15 6 (0.80%) Mockito
General
1 165 (22.12%) Finance
2 129 (17.29%) Social Skills
3 110 (14.75%) Banking
4 75 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.09%) Marketing
6 30 (4.02%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (2.01%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.88%) Retail
11 11 (1.47%) Legal
12 10 (1.34%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
13 9 (1.21%) Retail Banking
14 8 (1.07%) Automotive
14 8 (1.07%) Front Office
15 7 (0.94%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.80%) Publishing
17 5 (0.67%) Electronics
17 5 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 167 (22.39%) Architect
2 130 (17.43%) Developer
3 74 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 68 (9.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 67 (8.98%) Data Engineer
6 65 (8.71%) Cloud Architect
7 57 (7.64%) Analyst
8 46 (6.17%) Java Developer
9 38 (5.09%) Security Architect
10 34 (4.56%) Consultant
11 25 (3.35%) Data Architect
12 21 (2.82%) Data Analyst
12 21 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.68%) Designer
13 20 (2.68%) Java Engineer
14 18 (2.41%) Azure Architect
15 17 (2.28%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 16 (2.14%) React Developer
16 16 (2.14%) Security Consultant
16 16 (2.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.97%) Node.js
2 50 (6.70%) RESTful
3 42 (5.63%) Spring
4 39 (5.23%) HTML
4 39 (5.23%) JSON
4 39 (5.23%) Kafka
5 38 (5.09%) .NET
6 34 (4.56%) React
7 32 (4.29%) CSS
7 32 (4.29%) REST
8 27 (3.62%) Web Services
9 25 (3.35%) Spring Boot
10 24 (3.22%) GraphQL
11 21 (2.82%) Swagger
12 20 (2.68%) AngularJS
12 20 (2.68%) Protocol Buffers
13 18 (2.41%) Redux
14 16 (2.14%) OAuth
15 15 (2.01%) XML
16 14 (1.88%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.18%) Public Cloud
2 33 (4.42%) Cloud Native
3 30 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 29 (3.89%) User Experience
5 23 (3.08%) Data Structures
6 19 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.88%) Social Media
9 13 (1.74%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.07%) iPad
13 7 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.80%) Derivative
15 5 (0.67%) Blog
15 5 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.52%) Linux
2 37 (4.96%) Windows
3 33 (4.42%) Unix
4 30 (4.02%) Android
5 24 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.67%) Solaris
6 5 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Debian
10 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (30.03%) DevOps
2 210 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (17.43%) Analytics
4 102 (13.67%) Migration
5 96 (12.87%) Microservices
6 70 (9.38%) TDD
7 63 (8.45%) ETL
8 58 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
8 58 (7.77%) Data Pipeline
9 53 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
10 52 (6.97%) Open Source
11 50 (6.70%) Infrastructure as Code
12 49 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (5.76%) Scrum
14 41 (5.50%) Data Science
15 39 (5.23%) Project Management
16 37 (4.96%) Data Engineering
17 36 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (4.83%) Visualisation
18 35 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 186 (24.93%) Java
2 181 (24.26%) Python
3 138 (18.50%) SQL
4 55 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.30%) Scala
6 41 (5.50%) Go
7 24 (3.22%) Ruby
8 21 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.68%) C#
10 18 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.41%) TypeScript
11 17 (2.28%) Groovy
12 15 (2.01%) Java 8
12 15 (2.01%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.01%) R
13 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.21%) C++
14 9 (1.21%) ES6
15 8 (1.07%) PHP
16 6 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (4.69%) Degree
2 28 (3.75%) CISSP
3 24 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.55%) CISM
6 12 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.21%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.94%) PMP
9 6 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.67%) CCNA
11 4 (0.54%) CRISC
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.40%) GIAC
12 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.40%) SSCP
13 2 (0.27%) IISP
13 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.42%) QA
2 15 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.61%) NIST
4 11 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.21%) NCSC
6 8 (1.07%) GDPR
6 8 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (1.07%) WCAG
7 7 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
8 6 (0.80%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.80%) PMO
9 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.54%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.27%) COBIT
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 15022
10 2 (0.27%) SLA
11 1 (0.13%) Basel III
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 89 (11.93%) Docker
2 33 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.61%) Xen
5 10 (1.34%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (1.07%) vSphere
7 7 (0.94%) NFS
7 7 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.80%) HDFS
8 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.80%) KVM
9 5 (0.67%) SRDF
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.27%) Squid
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 173 (23.19%) Kubernetes
2 136 (18.23%) Terraform
3 79 (10.59%) Ansible
4 35 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (4.69%) Puppet
5 20 (2.68%) Istio
6 15 (2.01%) Argo
7 14 (1.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 11 (1.47%) vRealize
9 9 (1.21%) Packer
10 6 (0.80%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.54%) Grafana
11 4 (0.54%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 3 (0.40%) Salt
13 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.27%) Kibana
13 2 (0.27%) Mesos
13 2 (0.27%) SCCM
13 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 100 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.70%) Oracle
3 39 (5.23%) VMware
4 27 (3.62%) IBM
5 25 (3.35%) Adobe
6 24 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (3.08%) Splunk
8 22 (2.95%) Apple
9 20 (2.68%) MuleSoft
10 19 (2.55%) Facebook
11 16 (2.14%) SAP
12 13 (1.74%) Teradata
13 10 (1.34%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.34%) EMC
13 10 (1.34%) NetApp
13 10 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.21%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.07%) Cisco
16 7 (0.94%) CA
17 6 (0.80%) Databricks