Period
to 24 February 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 February 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 West
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 149 159
Rank change year-on-year +55 +10 +14
Contract jobs citing Google 124 76 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.28% 1.21% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 5.72% 2.82% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 31 26
South West median daily rate £425 £463 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +24.16% -17.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £228
90th Percentile £626 £550 £525
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - £14.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £15.85 £26.69
% change year-on-year +23.03% -40.60% +33.43%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,166 2,691 1,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.85% 42.76% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,627 1,179
South West median daily rate £450 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £266 £206
90th Percentile £618 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 138 97
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +57.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.17 £12.76
90th Percentile £51.54 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Google in the South West

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in the South West

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the South West

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in the South West

Google
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 February 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
Wiltshire +34 45 £425 -10.53% 7
Devon +18 29 £510 - 7
Bristol -4 26 £405 -10.00% 22
Gloucestershire +22 14 £500 +39.86% 9
Somerset +5 7 £575 +43.75% 12
Dorset - 1 £475 - 1
Google
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 West region with a requirement for Google.

1 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.10%) AWS
3 44 (35.48%) Python
4 42 (33.87%) Scrum
4 42 (33.87%) Azure
5 40 (32.26%) JIRA
6 37 (29.84%) GCP
7 36 (29.03%) C
8 33 (26.61%) Test Automation
9 32 (25.81%) Security Cleared
10 31 (25.00%) C++
11 29 (23.39%) Linux
11 29 (23.39%) SC Cleared
11 29 (23.39%) GoogleTest
12 28 (22.58%) Confluence
13 27 (21.77%) Java
14 26 (20.97%) UML
14 26 (20.97%) Git (software)
14 26 (20.97%) Atlassian
14 26 (20.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (17.74%) BDD
15 22 (17.74%) Gherkin
16 20 (16.13%) Serverless
16 20 (16.13%) SDLC
16 20 (16.13%) DevOps
17 19 (15.32%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
17 19 (15.32%) Regression Testing
17 19 (15.32%) Apple
18 18 (14.52%) AngularJS

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 28 (22.58%) Confluence
2 9 (7.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 9 (7.26%) CMS
2 9 (7.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.23%) ColdFusion
4 3 (2.42%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.81%) Luigi
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Tornado
Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Sketch
2 9 (7.26%) Photoshop
3 6 (4.84%) Adobe After Effects
3 6 (4.84%) InDesign
3 6 (4.84%) InVision
4 4 (3.23%) UserZoom
4 4 (3.23%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (37.10%) AWS
2 42 (33.87%) Azure
3 37 (29.84%) GCP
4 20 (16.13%) Serverless
5 19 (15.32%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (7.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 8 (6.45%) Google Analytics
8 6 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.23%) OpenShift
10 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (2.42%) Apigee
10 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (1.61%) IaaS
11 2 (1.61%) Office 365
11 2 (1.61%) PaaS
11 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.10%) DNS
2 12 (9.68%) Internet
3 6 (4.84%) DHCP
4 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.42%) Firewall
5 3 (2.42%) FTP
5 3 (2.42%) HTTP
5 3 (2.42%) IPsec
5 3 (2.42%) SNMP
6 2 (1.61%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.81%) DMZ
7 1 (0.81%) SSL
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) BigQuery
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.23%) MySQL
4 3 (2.42%) Data Lake
4 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.42%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.61%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.61%) Big Data
5 2 (1.61%) HBase
5 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (32.26%) JIRA
2 29 (23.39%) GoogleTest
3 26 (20.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 26 (20.97%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.06%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.06%) Mockito
5 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.61%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.61%) git-flow
8 2 (1.61%) Selenium
8 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.81%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.81%) GitLab
9 1 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 17 (13.71%) Public Sector
2 12 (9.68%) Military
3 10 (8.06%) Retail
4 6 (4.84%) Marketing
5 5 (4.03%) Finance
6 4 (3.23%) Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Developer
2 25 (20.16%) Test Engineer
3 23 (18.55%) Embedded Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Software Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Architect
5 11 (8.87%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.26%) C Software Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Designer
7 9 (7.26%) Digital Designer
7 9 (7.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Embedded C Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Python Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.74%) Gherkin
2 18 (14.52%) AngularJS
3 17 (13.71%) Web Services
4 15 (12.10%) Angular 2
5 14 (11.29%) Spring
6 12 (9.68%) Spring Boot
7 10 (8.06%) .NET
7 10 (8.06%) HTML
7 10 (8.06%) HTML5
8 9 (7.26%) React
8 9 (7.26%) XML
9 7 (5.65%) Flask
10 6 (4.84%) Node.js
10 6 (4.84%) REST
10 6 (4.84%) RESTful
11 5 (4.03%) Material Design
12 4 (3.23%) JSON
12 4 (3.23%) OpenCV
12 4 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (3.23%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) User Experience
2 13 (10.48%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.42%) ASIC
4 3 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.39%) Linux
2 8 (6.45%) Windows
3 5 (4.03%) Android
3 5 (4.03%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) CentOS
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.87%) Scrum
3 33 (26.61%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.97%) UML
5 22 (17.74%) BDD
6 20 (16.13%) DevOps
6 20 (16.13%) SDLC
7 19 (15.32%) Regression Testing
7 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
8 18 (14.52%) Continuous Deployment
9 17 (13.71%) Web Development
10 15 (12.10%) Microservices
11 14 (11.29%) CRM
11 14 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (11.29%) TDD
12 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (9.68%) Analytics
13 12 (9.68%) Unit Testing
14 10 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (7.26%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 44 (35.48%) Python
2 36 (29.03%) C
3 31 (25.00%) C++
4 27 (21.77%) Java
5 10 (8.06%) Groovy
6 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.23%) SQL
7 4 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.42%) C#
9 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.61%) ES6
9 2 (1.61%) Java 8
9 2 (1.61%) Scala
9 2 (1.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) ES7
10 1 (0.81%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 29 (23.39%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.10%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.84%) AWS Certification
5 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.42%) CISSP
7 2 (1.61%) CCNA
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.61%) Degree
7 2 (1.61%) GIAC
7 2 (1.61%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (1.61%) MCSE
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.61%) SANS
7 2 (1.61%) SSCP
8 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (10.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.03%) Terraform
3 4 (3.23%) Ansible
3 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.23%) Puppet
4 2 (1.61%) Kibana
4 2 (1.61%) Salt
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
5 1 (0.81%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (20.97%) Atlassian
2 19 (15.32%) Apple
3 13 (10.48%) Adobe
4 9 (7.26%) Sitecore
5 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.61%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.61%) Veracode
8 1 (0.81%) Demandware
8 1 (0.81%) Mapbox
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Tableau