Period
to 16 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 October 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 171 195
Rank change year-on-year +22 +24 +60
Contract jobs citing Google 228 248 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.64% 1.51% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 3.34% 3.25% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 129 112
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.56% +11.88%
10th Percentile £246 £275 £195
90th Percentile £613 £556 £555
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -48.28% +46.43%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £34.00 £35.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £32.25 £15.85 £27.16
% change year-on-year +103.47% -41.64% +38.50%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,827 7,642 7,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.20% 46.45% 48.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,988 4,429 4,479
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.83% +4.34%
10th Percentile £239 £250 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 336 339
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £16.58 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -5.15% +10.28%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.73 £17.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year +12.74% +0.06% +2.88%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Google as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Google in the South East

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in the South East

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the South East over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the South East

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in the South East

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the South East over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google in the South East

Google
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 October 2019. 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
Thames Valley +52 130 £450 - 40
Berkshire +29 80 £500 +21.21% 17
Hampshire +5 35 £450 -10.00% 19
Buckinghamshire +32 27 £254 -49.20% 8
Oxfordshire +19 24 £450 - 15
Surrey +31 19 £425 +6.25% 21
East Sussex +5 18 £450 +80.00% 5
West Sussex -28 11 £475 -8.43% 8
Kent -1 3 £569 +42.19% 12
Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex +5 1 £500 -
Google
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Google.

1 112 (49.12%) GCP
2 95 (41.67%) Azure
3 94 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (35.53%) AWS
5 75 (32.89%) DevOps
6 74 (32.46%) Analytics
7 71 (31.14%) Python
8 64 (28.07%) Google Analytics
9 56 (24.56%) Docker
10 46 (20.18%) Kubernetes
10 46 (20.18%) Java
11 45 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (18.86%) Jenkins
12 43 (18.86%) HTML
12 43 (18.86%) Linux
13 42 (18.42%) Test Automation
14 41 (17.98%) JavaScript
15 39 (17.11%) CSS
16 38 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 37 (16.23%) Windows
17 37 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (15.79%) Microsoft
19 35 (15.35%) Configuration Management
20 34 (14.91%) Ansible
21 32 (14.04%) User Experience
22 30 (13.16%) Terraform
22 30 (13.16%) SQL
22 30 (13.16%) Scrum
23 28 (12.28%) Web Services
23 28 (12.28%) HTML5

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (5.70%) CMS
2 10 (4.39%) Apache
2 10 (4.39%) Confluence
3 9 (3.95%) Drupal
3 9 (3.95%) nginx
3 9 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.63%) JBoss
4 6 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.75%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.75%) Smallworld
6 3 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.32%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.44%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
Applications
1 11 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.39%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.95%) SessionCam
2 5 (2.19%) Eloqua
3 3 (1.32%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Odoo
4 1 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.44%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 112 (49.12%) GCP
2 95 (41.67%) Azure
3 81 (35.53%) AWS
4 64 (28.07%) Google Analytics
5 24 (10.53%) IaaS
6 21 (9.21%) GitHub
7 16 (7.02%) PaaS
8 14 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (5.70%) G Suite
10 12 (5.26%) SaaS
11 10 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (3.07%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (3.07%) Office 365
13 6 (2.63%) BlazeMeter
13 6 (2.63%) Google Tag Manager
14 5 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (1.75%) OpenShift
15 4 (1.75%) Serverless
15 4 (1.75%) Veeva
16 3 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.02%) HTTP
2 11 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.51%) SSL
4 7 (3.07%) Firewall
5 6 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.63%) DNS
6 5 (2.19%) VPN
6 5 (2.19%) Wireless
7 4 (1.75%) Internet
7 4 (1.75%) LAN
7 4 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (1.75%) VoIP
7 4 (1.75%) VSAN
7 4 (1.75%) WAN
7 4 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.32%) H.323
8 3 (1.32%) Skype
9 2 (0.88%) Network Security
10 1 (0.44%) Connectrix
10 1 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 17 (7.46%) Big Data
2 17 (7.46%) BigQuery
3 16 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.39%) MySQL
5 9 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (2.19%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.19%) GIS
7 5 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.75%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.88%) DB2
10 2 (0.88%) Mixpanel
10 2 (0.88%) MS Access
10 2 (0.88%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 43 (18.86%) Jenkins
2 38 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 23 (10.09%) JIRA
4 22 (9.65%) Cucumber
4 22 (9.65%) Selenium
5 10 (4.39%) TeamCity
5 10 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (3.95%) JUnit
7 8 (3.51%) Mocha
7 8 (3.51%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.51%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.07%) Ant
8 7 (3.07%) Eclipse
8 7 (3.07%) Gatling
8 7 (3.07%) Grunt
8 7 (3.07%) gulp
8 7 (3.07%) IntelliJ
8 7 (3.07%) Karma Test Runner
8 7 (3.07%) Sublime Text
8 7 (3.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (9.65%) Finance
2 19 (8.33%) Retail
3 12 (5.26%) Marketing
3 12 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.75%) Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Games
6 4 (1.75%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.32%) French Language
7 3 (1.32%) German Language
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (0.88%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (18.86%) Developer
2 24 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
3 22 (9.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (7.46%) Analyst
5 15 (6.58%) Software Engineer
6 14 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.14%) Scala Developer
7 13 (5.70%) Administrator
7 13 (5.70%) Architect
8 9 (3.95%) Agile Product Owner
8 9 (3.95%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 9 (3.95%) Digital Product Owner
8 9 (3.95%) E-Commerce Product Owner
8 9 (3.95%) Product Owner
9 8 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (3.51%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.51%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.51%) Python Engineer
9 8 (3.51%) Scientific Software Engineer
10 7 (3.07%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.86%) HTML
2 39 (17.11%) CSS
3 28 (12.28%) HTML5
3 28 (12.28%) Web Services
4 27 (11.84%) REST
5 26 (11.40%) JSON
6 25 (10.96%) RESTful
7 23 (10.09%) .NET
7 23 (10.09%) Spring
8 20 (8.77%) AngularJS
9 18 (7.89%) CSS3
10 16 (7.02%) Play Framework
11 15 (6.58%) jQuery
12 14 (6.14%) XML
13 13 (5.70%) Node.js
14 11 (4.82%) .NET Framework
14 11 (4.82%) Django
14 11 (4.82%) Guice
14 11 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (4.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.04%) User Experience
2 20 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.58%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.95%) Cloud Native
4 9 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.51%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.51%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.07%) Clustering
7 5 (2.19%) Life Science
8 4 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.32%) Blog
9 3 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.32%) Social Media
9 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.88%) iPhone
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.86%) Linux
2 37 (16.23%) Windows
3 14 (6.14%) Unix
4 12 (5.26%) Android
4 12 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 12 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.32%) VMS
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (32.89%) DevOps
3 74 (32.46%) Analytics
4 45 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 37 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (15.35%) Configuration Management
8 30 (13.16%) Scrum
9 27 (11.84%) Software Engineering
10 26 (11.40%) Microservices
10 26 (11.40%) Open Source
10 26 (11.40%) Web Development
11 21 (9.21%) TDD
12 18 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 16 (7.02%) Computer Science
14 15 (6.58%) DevSecOps
14 15 (6.58%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (5.70%) Data Modelling
15 13 (5.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.14%) Python
2 46 (20.18%) Java
3 41 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.16%) SQL
5 27 (11.84%) C#
6 22 (9.65%) Ruby
7 17 (7.46%) Scala
8 15 (6.58%) Perl
9 14 (6.14%) Bash Shell
9 14 (6.14%) C++
10 11 (4.82%) C
11 10 (4.39%) Go
12 8 (3.51%) R
13 7 (3.07%) Groovy
13 7 (3.07%) Haskell
13 7 (3.07%) PHP
14 4 (1.75%) Java 8
14 4 (1.75%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.88%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 20 (8.77%) Degree
2 12 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.19%) MCP
6 3 (1.32%) CCNA
6 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.88%) MCITP
7 2 (0.88%) MCSA
7 2 (0.88%) MCSE
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.88%) VCP6
7 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.70%) QA
2 6 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.88%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.44%) NIST
System Software
1 56 (24.56%) Docker
2 14 (6.14%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.75%) vSphere
5 3 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.88%) Firmware
7 1 (0.44%) Ceph
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.44%) Gluster
7 1 (0.44%) vCloud
7 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (20.18%) Kubernetes
2 34 (14.91%) Ansible
3 30 (13.16%) Terraform
4 26 (11.40%) Puppet
5 19 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.51%) Kibana
7 7 (3.07%) Grafana
8 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.19%) Nagios
9 4 (1.75%) SCCM
9 4 (1.75%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.32%) Marathon
10 3 (1.32%) Mesos
10 3 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.88%) PaperCut
11 2 (0.88%) SCOM
11 2 (0.88%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 36 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.53%) Hotjar
3 15 (6.58%) Adobe
3 15 (6.58%) Oracle
4 14 (6.14%) Apple
4 14 (6.14%) VMware
5 10 (4.39%) Cisco
6 9 (3.95%) Yahoo!
7 8 (3.51%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 8 (3.51%) HP
7 8 (3.51%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.63%) Dell
8 6 (2.63%) IBM
8 6 (2.63%) webMethods
9 5 (2.19%) Ensighten
9 5 (2.19%) Mapinfo
9 5 (2.19%) Tealium
10 4 (1.75%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.75%) Tableau
10 4 (1.75%) TIBCO