Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 140 151
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 +37
Contract jobs citing Google 159 294 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.64% 1.87% 1.62%
As % of the Vendors category 3.34% 3.98% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 147 156
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £247 £263 £174
90th Percentile £538 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £514 £465
% change year-on-year -2.68% +10.48% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -30.30% +38.95%
10th Percentile £11.62 £12.25 £16.90
90th Percentile £31.03 £78.57 £37.50
England median hourly rate £22.75 £15.85 £24.05
% change year-on-year +43.53% -34.09% +37.41%

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 4,757 7,378 7,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.08% 46.87% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 4,330 4,430
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 314 288
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.81 £10.65 £10.47
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £46.13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Google as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Google in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Google in the South East

Google
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Google in the South East over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Google in the South East

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Google in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Google in the South East

Google
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Google in the South East over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +38 90 £450 +5.88% 43
Berkshire +18 59 £450 +2.86% 16
Hampshire +23 26 £325 -33.67% 13
Surrey +34 25 £444 +10.94% 14
Oxfordshire +33 25 £450 - 20
West Sussex +1 13 £515 +0.49% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £400 +88.24% 7
East Sussex -4 3 £224 -44.13% 6
Google
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 66 (41.51%) GCP
2 56 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (33.33%) Analytics
4 43 (27.04%) Google Analytics
5 42 (26.42%) HTML
6 41 (25.79%) AWS
7 39 (24.53%) JavaScript
8 38 (23.90%) Azure
9 34 (21.38%) CSS
10 33 (20.75%) Python
11 26 (16.35%) Kubernetes
12 25 (15.72%) Web Services
12 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
12 25 (15.72%) Scrum
13 24 (15.09%) Web Development
14 23 (14.47%) Marketing
14 23 (14.47%) Linux
15 22 (13.84%) JSON
15 22 (13.84%) Test Automation
16 21 (13.21%) REST
16 21 (13.21%) SQL
17 20 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (12.58%) DevOps
17 20 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (12.58%) Microservices
18 19 (11.95%) Java
18 19 (11.95%) Windows
19 18 (11.32%) User Experience
19 18 (11.32%) Git (software)
20 17 (10.69%) Digital Marketing

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 15 (9.43%) CMS
2 7 (4.40%) Confluence
3 5 (3.14%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.14%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.14%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.89%) JBoss
5 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.26%) Apache
6 2 (1.26%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.26%) IIS
6 2 (1.26%) WordPress
7 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.63%) Drupal
7 1 (0.63%) nginx
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.63%) InDesign
3 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) SessionCam
2 2 (1.26%) Sprinklr
2 2 (1.26%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.63%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 66 (41.51%) GCP
2 43 (27.04%) Google Analytics
3 41 (25.79%) AWS
4 38 (23.90%) Azure
5 16 (10.06%) G Suite
6 13 (8.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 12 (7.55%) IaaS
8 11 (6.92%) PaaS
8 11 (6.92%) Power Platform
9 9 (5.66%) SaaS
10 7 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (4.40%) Firebase
11 6 (3.77%) GitHub
12 4 (2.52%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.89%) Apple Pay
13 3 (1.89%) BlazeMeter
13 3 (1.89%) Google Drive
13 3 (1.89%) Google Pay
13 3 (1.89%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (1.89%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.92%) HTTP
2 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.77%) SSL
4 4 (2.52%) Intranet
5 3 (1.89%) Firewall
5 3 (1.89%) Skype
6 2 (1.26%) DNS
6 2 (1.26%) LAN
6 2 (1.26%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.26%) VPN
6 2 (1.26%) WEP
6 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.26%) Wireless
7 1 (0.63%) 4G
7 1 (0.63%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.63%) H.323
7 1 (0.63%) Internet
7 1 (0.63%) Network Security
7 1 (0.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.92%) Power BI
2 10 (6.29%) BigQuery
3 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.03%) Big Data
5 6 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.26%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (1.26%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.63%) Looker
8 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.29%) Selenium
3 9 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.66%) JIRA
4 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.77%) JUnit
6 5 (3.14%) Gatling
7 3 (1.89%) JMeter
7 3 (1.89%) Subversion
8 2 (1.26%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.26%) Crashlytics
8 2 (1.26%) Maven
8 2 (1.26%) Mockito
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.63%) GitLab
9 1 (0.63%) GoCD
9 1 (0.63%) Grunt
9 1 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.63%) Sublime Text
9 1 (0.63%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (14.47%) Marketing
2 12 (7.55%) Retail
3 7 (4.40%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.77%) Finance
4 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.52%) German Language
6 3 (1.89%) French Language
6 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.26%) Advertising
7 2 (1.26%) Electronics
7 2 (1.26%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Police
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) Developer
2 16 (10.06%) Analyst
3 13 (8.18%) Architect
4 10 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (5.03%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (5.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (5.03%) Product Owner
6 7 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (3.77%) Consultant
7 6 (3.77%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.14%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.14%) Data Manager
8 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.14%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.14%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.42%) HTML
2 34 (21.38%) CSS
3 25 (15.72%) Web Services
4 22 (13.84%) JSON
5 21 (13.21%) REST
6 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
7 14 (8.81%) HTML5
8 12 (7.55%) .NET
9 11 (6.92%) CSS3
9 11 (6.92%) Play Framework
9 11 (6.92%) Spring
10 10 (6.29%) RESTful
11 8 (5.03%) .NET Framework
11 8 (5.03%) React
12 7 (4.40%) Ajax
12 7 (4.40%) Angular 2
12 7 (4.40%) NgRx
12 7 (4.40%) Node.js
12 7 (4.40%) Redux
12 7 (4.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.32%) User Experience
3 8 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.77%) Clustering
5 5 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.14%) Analytical Mindset
5 5 (3.14%) Social Media
6 4 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.89%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.89%) Life Science
7 3 (1.89%) Robotics
8 2 (1.26%) Blog
8 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.26%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.47%) Linux
2 19 (11.95%) Windows
3 5 (3.14%) Android
3 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.52%) Unix
4 4 (2.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.33%) Analytics
3 25 (15.72%) Scrum
4 24 (15.09%) Web Development
5 22 (13.84%) Test Automation
6 20 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (12.58%) DevOps
6 20 (12.58%) Microservices
7 17 (10.69%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (9.43%) CRM
10 12 (7.55%) Open Source
11 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.92%) Content Management
11 11 (6.92%) High Availability
11 11 (6.92%) SEO
12 10 (6.29%) Front End Development
13 9 (5.66%) Customer Insight
13 9 (5.66%) Data Management
13 9 (5.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.53%) JavaScript
2 33 (20.75%) Python
3 21 (13.21%) SQL
4 19 (11.95%) Java
5 13 (8.18%) C#
6 12 (7.55%) Scala
7 11 (6.92%) Ruby
8 10 (6.29%) PHP
9 9 (5.66%) R
9 9 (5.66%) TypeScript
10 8 (5.03%) Go
11 6 (3.77%) Perl
12 4 (2.52%) C
12 4 (2.52%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.89%) Java 8
13 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.26%) C++
14 2 (1.26%) Dart
15 1 (0.63%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 11 (6.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.52%) ISEB
2 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.26%) MCP
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.63%) CCNA
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) PMO
3 4 (2.52%) GDPR
3 4 (2.52%) WCAG
4 3 (1.89%) SEPA
5 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.69%) Docker
2 12 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (5.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (16.35%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.81%) Terraform
3 12 (7.55%) Ansible
4 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.14%) Grafana
5 5 (3.14%) Kibana
6 2 (1.26%) Demisto
6 2 (1.26%) Puppet
6 2 (1.26%) QRadar
7 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.43%) Adobe
3 13 (8.18%) Oracle
4 8 (5.03%) Apple
4 8 (5.03%) Facebook
4 8 (5.03%) Tealium
5 7 (4.40%) Tableau
6 6 (3.77%) Ensighten
7 5 (3.14%) Lotus
8 4 (2.52%) Hotjar
9 3 (1.89%) Cisco
9 3 (1.89%) IBM
9 3 (1.89%) PayPal
10 2 (1.26%) Actuate
10 2 (1.26%) Agnitio
10 2 (1.26%) Alibaba
10 2 (1.26%) Carbon Black
10 2 (1.26%) Omniture
10 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.26%) VMware