Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 221 309
Rank change year-on-year +48 +88 +19
Contract jobs citing Google 882 600 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.58% 1.12% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 3.63% 2.59% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 345 239
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £205 £156 £213
90th Percentile £575 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 26 19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +27.49% -5.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.88 £38.35
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £27.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -41.30% +40.26% -8.33%

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 24,312 23,180 25,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.53% 43.22% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,298 13,801 15,165
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,263 1,085 1,359
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £16.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +1.52% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 +22 281 £450 +0.56% 112
North of England +49 195 £425 +6.25% 176
Midlands +56 174 £409 +23.40% 102
West Midlands +43 154 £425 +40.50% 64
North West +33 93 £410 -3.53% 85
East of England +12 83 £220 -37.14% 57
Yorkshire +23 77 £425 -4.23% 78
South West -7 65 £425 +6.25% 53
Scotland +4 60 £375 -11.76% 34
North East -5 25 £588 +55.63% 13
Wales -16 24 £528 +2.93% 9
East Midlands +4 18 £350 -5.41% 38
Northern Ireland - 4 £500 - 4
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 318 (36.05%) Amazon AWS
2 308 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (32.09%) Java
4 278 (31.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 270 (30.61%) JavaScript
6 267 (30.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 266 (30.16%) DevOps
8 263 (29.82%) Linux
9 224 (25.40%) Jenkins
10 219 (24.83%) Analytics
11 213 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
12 190 (21.54%) Windows
13 188 (21.32%) HTML
14 182 (20.63%) Git (software)
15 180 (20.41%) Google Analytics
16 176 (19.95%) Test Automation
17 171 (19.39%) Configuration Management
18 165 (18.71%) CSS
19 157 (17.80%) SQL
20 155 (17.57%) Docker
21 147 (16.67%) Microsoft
22 145 (16.44%) Puppet
23 143 (16.21%) Python
24 142 (16.10%) C#
24 142 (16.10%) Microservices
25 141 (15.99%) Open Source
26 140 (15.87%) REST
27 138 (15.65%) JSON
28 134 (15.19%) HTTP
29 132 (14.97%) TDD

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 87 (9.86%) nginx
2 85 (9.64%) Tomcat
3 72 (8.16%) Apache
4 65 (7.37%) Confluence
5 48 (5.44%) CMS
6 39 (4.42%) IIS
7 38 (4.31%) JBoss
8 30 (3.40%) WebSphere
9 28 (3.17%) WordPress
10 27 (3.06%) WebLogic
11 26 (2.95%) Jetty
11 26 (2.95%) Mongrel
12 24 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
14 15 (1.70%) SharePoint
15 13 (1.47%) Apache Spark
16 12 (1.36%) Apache Solr
17 9 (1.02%) Drupal
18 8 (0.91%) MS Exchange
19 6 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 36 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.06%) Photoshop
3 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) UXPin
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.23%) InDesign
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) Flinto
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.45%) Magento
2 4 (0.45%) SessionCam
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.23%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.11%) Shopify
5 1 (0.11%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 318 (36.05%) Amazon AWS
2 278 (31.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 267 (30.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 180 (20.41%) Google Analytics
5 87 (9.86%) GitHub
6 42 (4.76%) G Suite
7 36 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (3.97%) Google App Engine
8 35 (3.97%) PaaS
9 34 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (3.85%) Office 365
10 31 (3.51%) IaaS
11 29 (3.29%) Google Play
12 27 (3.06%) OpenShift
13 25 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (2.83%) Google Tag Manager
14 23 (2.61%) SaaS
15 18 (2.04%) Slack
16 13 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
17 12 (1.36%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 134 (15.19%) HTTP
2 95 (10.77%) TCP/IP
3 83 (9.41%) SSL
4 54 (6.12%) DNS
5 36 (4.08%) DHCP
6 31 (3.51%) FTP
6 31 (3.51%) IPsec
7 26 (2.95%) SAN
8 18 (2.04%) WAN
9 17 (1.93%) Firewall
10 16 (1.81%) LAN
11 14 (1.59%) Skype
12 13 (1.47%) Internet
13 9 (1.02%) NAS
13 9 (1.02%) NFC
14 8 (0.91%) iSCSI
15 6 (0.68%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.68%) VSAN
16 5 (0.57%) DLNA
16 5 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.27%) NoSQL
2 115 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 69 (7.82%) SQL Server
4 61 (6.92%) Relational Database
5 57 (6.46%) MySQL
6 49 (5.56%) Big Data
7 37 (4.20%) Hadoop
8 33 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.93%) SQLite
10 16 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.70%) Power BI
12 11 (1.25%) HBase
12 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.13%) Geospatial Data
13 10 (1.13%) Qlik Sense
14 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.91%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 224 (25.40%) Jenkins
2 182 (20.63%) Git (software)
3 111 (12.59%) JIRA
4 102 (11.56%) Selenium
5 92 (10.43%) JUnit
6 80 (9.07%) Cucumber
7 70 (7.94%) IntelliJ
7 70 (7.94%) Subversion
8 68 (7.71%) Gatling
9 65 (7.37%) Ant
9 65 (7.37%) gulp
10 61 (6.92%) Sublime Text
11 50 (5.67%) Grunt
12 46 (5.22%) Karma Test Runner
13 43 (4.88%) Hudson
14 34 (3.85%) Eclipse
14 34 (3.85%) Maven
15 33 (3.74%) Visual Studio
16 30 (3.40%) Travis CI
17 26 (2.95%) Artifactory
General
1 66 (7.48%) Marketing
2 64 (7.26%) Finance
3 35 (3.97%) Retail
4 28 (3.17%) Publishing
5 24 (2.72%) Banking
6 10 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.02%) Automotive
7 9 (1.02%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.91%) Back Office
9 6 (0.68%) Electronics
10 5 (0.57%) Advertising
10 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.45%) Games
12 3 (0.34%) Arabic Language
12 3 (0.34%) Hindi Language
12 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 312 (35.37%) Developer
2 106 (12.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 83 (9.41%) Architect
4 73 (8.28%) Scala Developer
5 71 (8.05%) Analyst
6 66 (7.48%) Java Developer
7 38 (4.31%) Cloud Architect
8 35 (3.97%) Agile Developer
8 35 (3.97%) Consultant
9 34 (3.85%) Software Engineer
10 27 (3.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 25 (2.83%) Java Engineer
11 25 (2.83%) Senior Developer
12 24 (2.72%) Support Engineer
13 23 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (2.61%) iOS Developer
13 23 (2.61%) Xamarin Developer
14 21 (2.38%) .NET Developer
14 21 (2.38%) AWS DevOps
15 20 (2.27%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (21.32%) HTML
2 165 (18.71%) CSS
3 140 (15.87%) REST
4 138 (15.65%) JSON
5 122 (13.83%) Node.js
6 117 (13.27%) Spring
7 110 (12.47%) Web Services
8 104 (11.79%) AngularJS
9 103 (11.68%) .NET
9 103 (11.68%) Play Framework
10 102 (11.56%) RESTful
11 100 (11.34%) HTML5
12 78 (8.84%) jQuery
13 77 (8.73%) Servlets
13 77 (8.73%) XML
14 75 (8.50%) Gherkin
15 61 (6.92%) Ruby on Rails
16 59 (6.69%) React
17 55 (6.24%) J2EE
18 49 (5.56%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.69%) User Experience
2 57 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.63%) Data Centre
3 32 (3.63%) Mobile App
3 32 (3.63%) Public Cloud
4 26 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.95%) Social Media
5 20 (2.27%) Smartphone
6 18 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.36%) Blog
7 12 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.13%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.13%) Life Science
9 9 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.91%) Photography
11 7 (0.79%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.79%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.68%) Clustering
12 6 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 263 (29.82%) Linux
2 190 (21.54%) Windows
3 83 (9.41%) Android
4 63 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 55 (6.24%) Apple iOS
5 55 (6.24%) Unix
6 26 (2.95%) Windows Server
7 19 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.47%) Mac OS
10 11 (1.25%) Solaris
11 9 (1.02%) Windows 10
11 9 (1.02%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.91%) CentOS
12 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.57%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.45%) Debian
15 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (30.16%) DevOps
3 219 (24.83%) Analytics
4 213 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
5 176 (19.95%) Test Automation
6 171 (19.39%) Configuration Management
7 142 (16.10%) Microservices
8 141 (15.99%) Open Source
9 132 (14.97%) TDD
10 110 (12.47%) Scrum
11 98 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 84 (9.52%) Web Development
13 83 (9.41%) MVC
14 67 (7.60%) Migration
14 67 (7.60%) Pair Programming
15 61 (6.92%) Responsive Web Design
15 61 (6.92%) Web Design
16 59 (6.69%) BDD
17 58 (6.58%) Kanban
18 53 (6.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 283 (32.09%) Java
2 270 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 157 (17.80%) SQL
4 143 (16.21%) Python
5 142 (16.10%) C#
6 130 (14.74%) Ruby
7 116 (13.15%) Scala
8 84 (9.52%) PowerShell
9 66 (7.48%) Groovy
10 58 (6.58%) Perl
11 51 (5.78%) Bash Shell
11 51 (5.78%) Haskell
12 50 (5.67%) PHP
13 41 (4.65%) C++
14 37 (4.20%) Java 8
15 24 (2.72%) Go
16 23 (2.61%) Apple Swift
17 19 (2.15%) Objective-C
18 13 (1.47%) C
18 13 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (7.14%) Degree
2 44 (4.99%) BPSS Clearance
3 32 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 25 (2.83%) MCSE
4 25 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.81%) CISM
7 16 (1.81%) CISSP
8 13 (1.47%) MCSA
9 12 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.36%) NVQ Level 3
10 11 (1.25%) A+ Certification
10 11 (1.25%) MCDST
10 11 (1.25%) MCP
11 10 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (0.91%) CLAS
12 8 (0.91%) CREST Certified
12 8 (0.91%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.29%) QA
2 19 (2.15%) GDPR
3 14 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.13%) SLA
6 8 (0.91%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.91%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.91%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (0.68%) WCAG
8 4 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.23%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 155 (17.57%) Docker
2 59 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.24%) Active Directory
4 35 (3.97%) Xen
5 20 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.91%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.79%) HDFS
8 7 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.68%) XenApp
10 4 (0.45%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.34%) NFS
11 3 (0.34%) SRDF
11 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.23%) vSphere
13 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 145 (16.44%) Puppet
2 96 (10.88%) Ansible
3 95 (10.77%) Kubernetes
4 85 (9.64%) Kibana
5 71 (8.05%) Grafana
6 56 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (6.12%) Terraform
8 26 (2.95%) Salt
9 19 (2.15%) Graphite
10 16 (1.81%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.25%) SCCM
12 9 (1.02%) SCOM
13 8 (0.91%) logstash
13 8 (0.91%) Nessus
13 8 (0.91%) Oozie
13 8 (0.91%) Packer
13 8 (0.91%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 7 (0.79%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 147 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 87 (9.86%) VMware
3 70 (7.94%) Adobe
4 63 (7.14%) Oracle
5 51 (5.78%) Apple
6 48 (5.44%) Splunk
7 40 (4.54%) Cisco
8 38 (4.31%) IBM
9 29 (3.29%) Facebook
10 26 (2.95%) Xamarin
11 22 (2.49%) NetApp
11 22 (2.49%) webMethods
12 21 (2.38%) EMC
12 21 (2.38%) Samsung
13 20 (2.27%) SOTI
14 17 (1.93%) Twitter
15 16 (1.81%) Red Hat
16 15 (1.70%) Citrix
17 11 (1.25%) McAfee
17 11 (1.25%) Tableau