Period
to 21 May 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 21 May 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 185 219
Rank change year-on-year +20 +34 +81
Contract jobs citing Google 781 748 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.61% 1.41% 1.15%
As % of the Vendors category 3.69% 3.32% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 453 349
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +13.55% -3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £184
90th Percentile £600 £621 £550
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.59 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.76% -8.52% -5.37%
10th Percentile £11.73 £12.57 £12.15
90th Percentile £46.82 £16.29 £53.30
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £15.68 £17.50
% change year-on-year +43.54% -10.43% +1.45%

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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 21,137 22,534 21,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.48% 42.55% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,632 13,334 12,842
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,000 1,096 1,145
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.65% -5.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.65
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Google as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Google in the UK excluding London

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in the UK excluding London

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the UK excluding London

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in the UK excluding London

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK excluding London

Google
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
South East +27 281 £425 - 39
North of England +44 194 £425 -8.11% 56
Midlands +5 153 £500 +11.11% 32
Yorkshire +47 115 £443 -1.67% 18
West Midlands -8 114 £519 +15.28% 19
North West +30 67 £438 -7.89% 37
South West -24 56 £500 +29.87% 8
Scotland +40 40 £363 -23.68% 16
East Midlands +31 38 £488 +4.00% 13
East of England -32 32 £450 +12.50% 29
Wales +21 26 £450 -25.00% 2
North East +4 12 £400 +45.45% 1
Northern Ireland +13 1 - - 3
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Google.

1 372 (47.63%) Amazon AWS
2 346 (44.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 317 (40.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 242 (30.99%) Analytics
5 240 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (28.43%) DevOps
7 215 (27.53%) Java
8 202 (25.86%) Linux
9 170 (21.77%) Google Analytics
10 151 (19.33%) Jenkins
10 151 (19.33%) SQL
11 148 (18.95%) Microsoft
12 138 (17.67%) JavaScript
13 136 (17.41%) Python
14 133 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
15 126 (16.13%) Ansible
16 122 (15.62%) Windows
17 117 (14.98%) Docker
18 116 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
19 113 (14.47%) Puppet
20 112 (14.34%) Test Automation
21 108 (13.83%) Microservices
21 108 (13.83%) Kubernetes
22 103 (13.19%) Git (software)
23 101 (12.93%) HTML
24 98 (12.55%) REST
24 98 (12.55%) Open Source
25 93 (11.91%) Web Services
25 93 (11.91%) Configuration Management
26 92 (11.78%) Terraform

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 59 (7.55%) CMS
2 48 (6.15%) Confluence
3 46 (5.89%) Apache
4 41 (5.25%) Tomcat
5 39 (4.99%) nginx
6 28 (3.59%) WebSphere
7 27 (3.46%) WebLogic
8 26 (3.33%) IIS
9 24 (3.07%) Apache Spark
10 19 (2.43%) JBoss
11 18 (2.30%) Jetty
11 18 (2.30%) Mongrel
12 16 (2.05%) SharePoint
13 13 (1.66%) Apache Solr
13 13 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (1.41%) Drupal
15 7 (0.90%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.66%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.26%) Sketch
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
6 2 (0.26%) Stata
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Magento
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.64%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.64%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.51%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 372 (47.63%) Amazon AWS
2 346 (44.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 317 (40.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 170 (21.77%) Google Analytics
5 53 (6.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 48 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (5.76%) G Suite
7 45 (5.76%) Office 365
7 45 (5.76%) OpenShift
8 39 (4.99%) PaaS
9 37 (4.74%) GitHub
10 33 (4.23%) IaaS
10 33 (4.23%) SaaS
11 25 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (3.20%) Google App Engine
12 24 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (2.94%) Google Tag Manager
14 15 (1.92%) Google Play
15 14 (1.79%) Serverless
16 11 (1.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.73%) HTTP
2 52 (6.66%) TCP/IP
3 49 (6.27%) DNS
4 40 (5.12%) Firewall
5 39 (4.99%) SSL
6 34 (4.35%) DHCP
7 28 (3.59%) FTP
7 28 (3.59%) IPsec
8 20 (2.56%) VPN
9 16 (2.05%) Internet
10 13 (1.66%) Skype
11 11 (1.41%) WAN
12 8 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.02%) NFC
12 8 (1.02%) VoIP
12 8 (1.02%) VSAN
13 7 (0.90%) H.323
13 7 (0.90%) LAN
13 7 (0.90%) SAN
14 5 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.27%) NoSQL
2 60 (7.68%) Big Data
3 59 (7.55%) Hadoop
4 50 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (4.99%) MongoDB
6 35 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 35 (4.48%) SQL Server
7 29 (3.71%) MySQL
8 21 (2.69%) BigQuery
9 15 (1.92%) Apache Hive
9 15 (1.92%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.41%) Impala
12 11 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (1.41%) Qlik Sense
13 10 (1.28%) Power BI
14 8 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.02%) HBase
15 7 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 151 (19.33%) Jenkins
2 103 (13.19%) Git (software)
3 81 (10.37%) JIRA
4 59 (7.55%) JUnit
5 45 (5.76%) Ant
6 37 (4.74%) Selenium
7 34 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 34 (4.35%) Subversion
8 30 (3.84%) Maven
9 29 (3.71%) Eclipse
10 23 (2.94%) Gradle
10 23 (2.94%) gulp
10 23 (2.94%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.69%) Gatling
11 21 (2.69%) Grunt
11 21 (2.69%) Travis CI
12 20 (2.56%) Hudson
12 20 (2.56%) IntelliJ
12 20 (2.56%) Sublime Text
13 19 (2.43%) Apache Ivy
General
1 71 (9.09%) Finance
2 53 (6.79%) Retail
3 33 (4.23%) Marketing
4 30 (3.84%) Banking
5 12 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (1.41%) Publishing
7 9 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.02%) Games
9 5 (0.64%) Back Office
9 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.51%) Electronics
10 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.51%) Social Science
11 3 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 210 (26.89%) Developer
2 118 (15.11%) Architect
3 104 (13.32%) Analyst
4 98 (12.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (7.04%) Cloud Architect
6 47 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 41 (5.25%) Java Developer
8 40 (5.12%) Consultant
9 38 (4.87%) Scala Developer
10 36 (4.61%) AWS Engineer
11 33 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
12 32 (4.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 26 (3.33%) .NET Developer
14 25 (3.20%) Google Analytics Analyst
15 24 (3.07%) Security Architect
15 24 (3.07%) Web Analyst
16 23 (2.94%) AWS Architect
16 23 (2.94%) Digital Analyst
16 23 (2.94%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (12.93%) HTML
2 98 (12.55%) REST
3 93 (11.91%) Web Services
4 91 (11.65%) .NET
5 80 (10.24%) CSS
6 75 (9.60%) Spring
7 72 (9.22%) JSON
8 58 (7.43%) HTML5
9 55 (7.04%) AngularJS
10 50 (6.40%) RESTful
11 48 (6.15%) Play Framework
12 46 (5.89%) Servlets
13 44 (5.63%) jQuery
13 44 (5.63%) XML
14 43 (5.51%) SOAP
15 42 (5.38%) J2EE
15 42 (5.38%) Node.js
16 34 (4.35%) Django
17 31 (3.97%) CSS3
18 28 (3.59%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.27%) Public Cloud
2 47 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 38 (4.87%) User Experience
5 25 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.18%) Social Media
8 15 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.66%) iPad
10 12 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.28%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.15%) DataPower
12 9 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.02%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.90%) iSeries
14 7 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 202 (25.86%) Linux
2 122 (15.62%) Windows
3 66 (8.45%) Unix
4 49 (6.27%) Android
5 31 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 28 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 27 (3.46%) Ubuntu
8 17 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.15%) AIX
10 9 (1.15%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.77%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.64%) Solaris
13 3 (0.38%) Debian
13 3 (0.38%) Fedora
13 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (30.99%) Analytics
2 240 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (28.43%) DevOps
4 133 (17.03%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
6 112 (14.34%) Test Automation
7 108 (13.83%) Microservices
8 98 (12.55%) Open Source
9 93 (11.91%) Configuration Management
10 74 (9.48%) TDD
11 64 (8.19%) Scrum
12 62 (7.94%) Migration
13 57 (7.30%) E-Commerce
14 53 (6.79%) MVC
15 50 (6.40%) Web Development
16 48 (6.15%) Mentoring
17 46 (5.89%) Software Engineering
18 43 (5.51%) OO
18 43 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (4.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 215 (27.53%) Java
2 151 (19.33%) SQL
3 138 (17.67%) JavaScript
4 136 (17.41%) Python
5 74 (9.48%) C#
6 72 (9.22%) Ruby
7 64 (8.19%) Scala
8 60 (7.68%) PowerShell
9 53 (6.79%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.59%) Go
11 27 (3.46%) PHP
12 24 (3.07%) Groovy
13 23 (2.94%) C++
13 23 (2.94%) Perl
14 17 (2.18%) Haskell
15 15 (1.92%) C
15 15 (1.92%) Java 8
16 13 (1.66%) R
16 13 (1.66%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.54%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 54 (6.91%) Degree
2 47 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 28 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.66%) CISSP
8 12 (1.54%) CISM
9 11 (1.41%) Master's Degree
10 8 (1.02%) CCNA
11 7 (0.90%) MCSA
11 7 (0.90%) MCSE
11 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.77%) CCNP
12 6 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.64%) CCSP
13 5 (0.64%) CISA
13 5 (0.64%) CLAS
13 5 (0.64%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.94%) QA
2 19 (2.43%) GDPR
3 17 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.54%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.77%) SLA
6 5 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (0.64%) ISO 22301
6 5 (0.64%) ISO 31000
6 5 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (0.64%) PMO
6 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) GxP
9 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 117 (14.98%) Docker
2 45 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 43 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.30%) Xen
5 12 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.41%) XenApp
7 10 (1.28%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.90%) vSphere
11 5 (0.64%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.64%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.64%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.51%) HDFS
12 4 (0.51%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 3 (0.38%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.26%) Firmware
14 2 (0.26%) LXC
15 1 (0.13%) zsh
Systems Management
1 126 (16.13%) Ansible
2 113 (14.47%) Puppet
3 108 (13.83%) Kubernetes
4 92 (11.78%) Terraform
5 64 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (4.48%) Salt
7 23 (2.94%) Kibana
8 22 (2.82%) Grafana
9 12 (1.54%) Matomo
10 10 (1.28%) Packer
11 9 (1.15%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.02%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.90%) Oozie
14 6 (0.77%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.77%) SCCM
15 5 (0.64%) Nessus
15 5 (0.64%) SCOM
15 5 (0.64%) SCVMM
15 5 (0.64%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 148 (18.95%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.53%) VMware
3 50 (6.40%) Oracle
4 39 (4.99%) Splunk
5 38 (4.87%) Adobe
6 25 (3.20%) Cisco
7 24 (3.07%) IBM
7 24 (3.07%) Tableau
8 22 (2.82%) Apple
8 22 (2.82%) Twitter
9 19 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (2.43%) SAP
10 17 (2.18%) NetApp
11 16 (2.05%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.92%) EMC
13 14 (1.79%) Citrix
14 13 (1.66%) webMethods
15 12 (1.54%) Facebook
15 12 (1.54%) Hotjar
15 12 (1.54%) TOWER Software