Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 228 300
Rank change year-on-year +42 +72 +12
Contract jobs citing Google 807 582 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.47% 1.11% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 3.39% 2.53% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 332 285
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £384 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.74% -6.96% +13.01%
10th Percentile £205 £151 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £607
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £26.25 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.62% +33.86% -18.29%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £14.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.30 £35.40
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £27.16 £19.61
% change year-on-year -41.64% +38.50% -9.38%

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 23,803 23,015 27,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.40% 44.06% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,932 13,424 16,145
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,310 1,114 1,401
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.93 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.54% -0.41% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% - -

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +21 247 £450 +2.56% 139
Midlands +49 178 £403 +34.17% 106
North of England +9 165 £445 +26.24% 202
West Midlands +48 158 £425 +41.67% 65
East of England +18 81 £250 -28.57% 61
Yorkshire +2 71 £450 +12.50% 85
North West +7 70 £405 +47.27% 93
Scotland 0 62 £395 -2.47% 32
South West -9 57 £425 +6.25% 96
North East 0 24 £558 +48.67% 24
East Midlands 0 18 £345 +13.58% 41
Wales -8 17 £533 +3.90% 11
Northern Ireland +36 4 £500 +21.21% 4
Google
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 289 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (33.21%) Amazon AWS
3 266 (32.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 248 (30.73%) Java
5 234 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 225 (27.88%) JavaScript
7 219 (27.14%) DevOps
8 218 (27.01%) Linux
9 202 (25.03%) Analytics
10 190 (23.54%) Jenkins
11 184 (22.80%) Continuous Integration
12 172 (21.31%) Google Analytics
13 165 (20.45%) HTML
14 155 (19.21%) Windows
15 152 (18.84%) Git (software)
16 146 (18.09%) Python
17 143 (17.72%) CSS
18 140 (17.35%) Test Automation
19 138 (17.10%) Microsoft
20 135 (16.73%) C#
20 135 (16.73%) SQL
20 135 (16.73%) Docker
21 134 (16.60%) Configuration Management
22 122 (15.12%) Puppet
23 118 (14.62%) Microservices
24 107 (13.26%) Node.js
24 107 (13.26%) Ruby
25 103 (12.76%) Open Source
26 100 (12.39%) Selenium
27 99 (12.27%) MongoDB

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 72 (8.92%) Tomcat
2 70 (8.67%) nginx
3 55 (6.82%) Apache
4 44 (5.45%) Confluence
5 36 (4.46%) CMS
6 33 (4.09%) JBoss
7 30 (3.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 25 (3.10%) IIS
8 25 (3.10%) WordPress
9 21 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (2.48%) WebSphere
11 18 (2.23%) MS Exchange
12 16 (1.98%) Jetty
13 15 (1.86%) Mongrel
13 15 (1.86%) SharePoint
14 14 (1.73%) WebLogic
15 13 (1.61%) Apache Spark
15 13 (1.61%) OpenStack
16 10 (1.24%) Drupal
17 8 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.11%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.50%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.37%) UXPin
7 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) Flinto
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.37%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 268 (33.21%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (32.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 234 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 172 (21.31%) Google Analytics
5 67 (8.30%) GitHub
6 49 (6.07%) G Suite
7 46 (5.70%) Office 365
8 31 (3.84%) Google Tag Manager
8 31 (3.84%) PaaS
9 27 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (2.85%) IaaS
10 23 (2.85%) OpenShift
11 19 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (2.35%) Google App Engine
12 18 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.98%) Slack
14 15 (1.86%) Google Play
15 14 (1.73%) SaaS
16 13 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
17 9 (1.12%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 96 (11.90%) HTTP
2 77 (9.54%) TCP/IP
3 67 (8.30%) SSL
4 40 (4.96%) DNS
5 27 (3.35%) DHCP
6 20 (2.48%) Firewall
6 20 (2.48%) FTP
7 19 (2.35%) IPsec
7 19 (2.35%) SAN
8 12 (1.49%) Internet
8 12 (1.49%) Skype
9 11 (1.36%) LAN
9 11 (1.36%) WAN
10 8 (0.99%) NAS
11 7 (0.87%) iSCSI
11 7 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.62%) NFC
12 5 (0.62%) VPN
13 4 (0.50%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (12.27%) MongoDB
2 96 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 64 (7.93%) SQL Server
4 44 (5.45%) Big Data
5 43 (5.33%) MySQL
6 42 (5.20%) Relational Database
7 25 (3.10%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.23%) SQLite
11 16 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.61%) Power BI
13 10 (1.24%) BigQuery
13 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
14 9 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
14 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 190 (23.54%) Jenkins
2 152 (18.84%) Git (software)
3 100 (12.39%) Selenium
4 92 (11.40%) JIRA
5 74 (9.17%) Cucumber
6 60 (7.43%) Ant
6 60 (7.43%) JUnit
7 59 (7.31%) IntelliJ
8 56 (6.94%) Gatling
9 51 (6.32%) gulp
10 48 (5.95%) Sublime Text
11 46 (5.70%) Subversion
12 39 (4.83%) Grunt
13 35 (4.34%) Karma Test Runner
14 31 (3.84%) Artifactory
14 31 (3.84%) Bitbucket
15 30 (3.72%) Maven
16 27 (3.35%) Hudson
17 25 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (2.97%) Travis CI
General
1 65 (8.05%) Marketing
2 63 (7.81%) Finance
3 26 (3.22%) Retail
4 25 (3.10%) Publishing
5 19 (2.35%) Banking
6 10 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.12%) Billing
7 9 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.87%) Advertising
8 7 (0.87%) Automotive
8 7 (0.87%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.50%) Back Office
10 4 (0.50%) Electronics
11 3 (0.37%) Arabic Language
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.37%) Games
11 3 (0.37%) Hindi Language
12 2 (0.25%) Indonesian Language
Job Titles
1 281 (34.82%) Developer
2 85 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (10.04%) Analyst
4 63 (7.81%) Architect
5 59 (7.31%) Java Developer
6 55 (6.82%) Scala Developer
7 31 (3.84%) Software Engineer
8 29 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 28 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
9 28 (3.47%) Support Engineer
10 27 (3.35%) .NET Developer
11 26 (3.22%) Consultant
11 26 (3.22%) Java Engineer
12 25 (3.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 24 (2.97%) Cloud Architect
13 24 (2.97%) Cloud Developer
13 24 (2.97%) Web Developer
14 23 (2.85%) Google Analytics Analyst
15 21 (2.60%) Agile Developer
15 21 (2.60%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (20.45%) HTML
2 143 (17.72%) CSS
3 107 (13.26%) Node.js
4 98 (12.14%) JSON
5 94 (11.65%) AngularJS
6 90 (11.15%) .NET
7 89 (11.03%) REST
8 88 (10.90%) Web Services
9 81 (10.04%) HTML5
10 77 (9.54%) RESTful
10 77 (9.54%) Spring
11 71 (8.80%) Play Framework
12 68 (8.43%) jQuery
13 66 (8.18%) Gherkin
14 63 (7.81%) XML
15 59 (7.31%) Servlets
16 53 (6.57%) React
17 42 (5.20%) Ruby on Rails
18 41 (5.08%) Sass
19 31 (3.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.93%) User Experience
2 55 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.34%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.97%) Public Cloud
5 23 (2.85%) Smartphone
6 21 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 17 (2.11%) Social Media
9 14 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.24%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.87%) Life Science
14 6 (0.74%) Clustering
14 6 (0.74%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.74%) Fintech
15 5 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 218 (27.01%) Linux
2 155 (19.21%) Windows
3 71 (8.80%) Android
4 56 (6.94%) Ubuntu
5 40 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 40 (4.96%) Unix
6 32 (3.97%) Windows Server
7 29 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.61%) Mac OS
10 11 (1.36%) CentOS
10 11 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.12%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.99%) Solaris
13 7 (0.87%) VMS
13 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.74%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.50%) Debian
16 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (27.14%) DevOps
3 202 (25.03%) Analytics
4 184 (22.80%) Continuous Integration
5 140 (17.35%) Test Automation
6 134 (16.60%) Configuration Management
7 118 (14.62%) Microservices
8 103 (12.76%) Open Source
9 99 (12.27%) TDD
10 91 (11.28%) Scrum
11 79 (9.79%) Web Development
12 74 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
13 71 (8.80%) Migration
14 53 (6.57%) Pair Programming
15 52 (6.44%) MVC
16 51 (6.32%) Software Engineering
17 46 (5.70%) BDD
17 46 (5.70%) Kanban
18 45 (5.58%) SEO
19 43 (5.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 248 (30.73%) Java
2 225 (27.88%) JavaScript
3 146 (18.09%) Python
4 135 (16.73%) C#
4 135 (16.73%) SQL
5 107 (13.26%) Ruby
6 89 (11.03%) Scala
7 58 (7.19%) Groovy
8 51 (6.32%) Perl
9 50 (6.20%) PowerShell
10 49 (6.07%) Bash Shell
11 43 (5.33%) Haskell
11 43 (5.33%) PHP
12 38 (4.71%) Go
13 33 (4.09%) C++
14 31 (3.84%) Java 8
15 16 (1.98%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.86%) Apple Swift
16 15 (1.86%) C
17 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (6.44%) Degree
2 30 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.48%) MCSE
7 12 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.36%) A+ Certification
8 11 (1.36%) MCDST
8 11 (1.36%) MCP
8 11 (1.36%) NVQ Level 3
9 9 (1.12%) MCSA
10 8 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.62%) CISA
12 5 (0.62%) CISM
12 5 (0.62%) CISSP
12 5 (0.62%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.50%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.47%) QA
2 15 (1.86%) GDPR
3 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.62%) SLA
6 4 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (0.50%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.50%) ISO 31000
6 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (0.50%) WCAG
7 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.25%) PMO
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 135 (16.73%) Docker
2 55 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 52 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.60%) Xen
5 20 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.87%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.74%) vSphere
9 4 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.37%) NFS
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.37%) SRDF
10 3 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.37%) XenApp
11 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.25%) Postfix
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 122 (15.12%) Puppet
2 90 (11.15%) Ansible
3 76 (9.42%) Kubernetes
4 75 (9.29%) Kibana
5 61 (7.56%) Grafana
6 59 (7.31%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (7.06%) Terraform
8 17 (2.11%) Graphite
9 15 (1.86%) Packer
10 12 (1.49%) SCOM
11 11 (1.36%) SCCM
11 11 (1.36%) ZABBIX
12 9 (1.12%) OpenView
12 9 (1.12%) Salt
13 8 (0.99%) logstash
13 8 (0.99%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.62%) Nessus
15 4 (0.50%) HAProxy
15 4 (0.50%) Nagios
15 4 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 138 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.67%) VMware
3 60 (7.43%) Adobe
4 52 (6.44%) Apple
5 42 (5.20%) Oracle
6 32 (3.97%) Cisco
7 28 (3.47%) IBM
8 25 (3.10%) Red Hat
8 25 (3.10%) Splunk
9 19 (2.35%) Citrix
9 19 (2.35%) Samsung
10 17 (2.11%) SOTI
11 16 (1.98%) EMC
11 16 (1.98%) HP
12 14 (1.73%) NetApp
12 14 (1.73%) Postini
12 14 (1.73%) Twitter
12 14 (1.73%) Xamarin
13 11 (1.36%) webMethods
14 10 (1.24%) MKS