The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 243 248
Rank change year-on-year +63 +5  
Contract jobs citing Google 629 559 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.05% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 3.10% 2.34% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 382 315
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £310
% change year-on-year -6.25% +29.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 20
Median hourly rate £27.16 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.82% +4.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £18.25 £23.09
% change year-on-year +30.13% -20.97%  

Google is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Google
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Google as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 593 £400 - 453
London +21 336 £424 +6.00% 186
City of London +19 64 £493 +23.12% 38
South East +23 61 £450 +1.01% 53
West Midlands +24 45 £288 -22.29% 27
East of England +8 32 £304 +1.47% 22
Yorkshire +26 31 £425 +1.49% 39
South West +7 31 £375 - 27
West Yorkshire +24 28 £425 +4.61% 21
North West +32 27 £275 -38.20% 52
East Midlands -6 20 £315 -47.50% 42
West Sussex +3 18 £494 +16.26%
Scotland +49 17 £370 +81.59% 6
Manchester +19 17 £355 +1.42% 26
Warwickshire +12 17 £115 - 4
Leeds +11 17 £313 -21.87% 17
Oxfordshire +4 14 £405 -4.70% 19
Edinburgh +24 13 £400 - 1
Oxford +7 11 £405 -4.70% 11
Worthing 0 10 £506 +16.80%
Devon - 10 - - 2
Berkshire +22 9 £338 +170.00% 11
Westminster +13 9 £220 -61.73%
Herefordshire - 9 £275 - 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £350 - 8
Exeter - 8 - - 1
Surrey -2 7 £450 +24.13% 9
Nottinghamshire -13 7 £175 -70.83% 8
Buckinghamshire - 7 £331 - 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £325 - 8

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Google.

1 405 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (27.93%) Analytics
3 321 (25.91%) HTML
4 320 (25.83%) Java
5 289 (23.33%) CSS
6 272 (21.95%) Google Analytics
7 267 (21.55%) Linux
8 259 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
9 255 (20.58%) JavaScript
10 249 (20.10%) Python
10 249 (20.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 221 (17.84%) Git (software)
12 209 (16.87%) Test Automation
12 209 (16.87%) Open Source
13 201 (16.22%) Jenkins
14 200 (16.14%) HTML5
15 194 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
16 186 (15.01%) REST
17 185 (14.93%) JIRA
18 178 (14.37%) SQL
19 173 (13.96%) CSS3
20 170 (13.72%) Ruby
21 166 (13.40%) DevOps
22 165 (13.32%) Windows
23 163 (13.16%) Marketing
24 159 (12.83%) HTTP
25 157 (12.67%) C#
26 150 (12.11%) Spring
27 147 (11.86%) Finance
28 144 (11.62%) JSON

Google
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 122 (9.85%) Confluence
2 78 (6.30%) Apache
3 65 (5.25%) CMS
4 47 (3.79%) nginx
5 45 (3.63%) Tomcat
6 39 (3.15%) Apache Spark
7 36 (2.91%) WebSphere
8 32 (2.58%) IIS
9 24 (1.94%) SharePoint
10 22 (1.78%) Jetty
10 22 (1.78%) Mongrel
10 22 (1.78%) WebLogic
11 21 (1.69%) WordPress
12 19 (1.53%) JBoss
13 17 (1.37%) Drupal
13 17 (1.37%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.97%) SAS
15 11 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 72 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (2.26%) Photoshop
4 16 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 15 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.05%) InDesign
7 12 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.89%) InVision
9 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.32%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.24%) SPSS
13 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.081%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.081%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.73%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.48%) SessionCam
4 6 (0.48%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.32%) Magento
7 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.24%) FastStats
7 3 (0.24%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 3 (0.24%) Revive Adserver
8 2 (0.16%) Data Workbench
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.081%) Odoo
9 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.081%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.081%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 272 (21.95%) Google Analytics
2 259 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
3 249 (20.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 127 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 100 (8.07%) G Suite
6 59 (4.76%) Google App Engine
7 49 (3.95%) GitHub
8 42 (3.39%) Google Play
9 35 (2.82%) Office 365
10 34 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
11 33 (2.66%) Google Tag Manager
12 31 (2.50%) Google Compute Engine
13 28 (2.26%) Adobe Analytics
14 27 (2.18%) IaaS
14 27 (2.18%) PaaS
15 25 (2.02%) AdWords
16 22 (1.78%) Google Drive
16 22 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (12.83%) HTTP
2 55 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 48 (3.87%) SSL
4 37 (2.99%) DNS
4 37 (2.99%) Firewall
5 30 (2.42%) Internet
6 28 (2.26%) DHCP
7 23 (1.86%) IPsec
8 22 (1.78%) VPN
9 21 (1.69%) FTP
9 21 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (1.53%) Kerberos
11 16 (1.29%) VoIP
12 12 (0.97%) LAN
12 12 (0.97%) SAN
13 11 (0.89%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.89%) LDAP
14 10 (0.81%) WAN
15 9 (0.73%) NAS
16 8 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (8.56%) Relational Database
2 66 (5.33%) Big Data
3 63 (5.08%) MySQL
4 60 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 51 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 49 (3.95%) Hadoop
7 47 (3.79%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (2.18%) BigQuery
10 21 (1.69%) Redis
11 20 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (1.45%) Apache Hive
13 16 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
15 12 (0.97%) HBase
16 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.81%) Looker
18 7 (0.56%) QGIS
19 6 (0.48%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 221 (17.84%) Git (software)
2 201 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 185 (14.93%) JIRA
4 115 (9.28%) JUnit
5 113 (9.12%) Subversion
6 40 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 39 (3.15%) Maven
8 38 (3.07%) Selenium
9 34 (2.74%) Grunt
10 31 (2.50%) gulp
11 27 (2.18%) Ant
11 27 (2.18%) Gradle
11 27 (2.18%) Travis CI
12 24 (1.94%) Axure RP
13 21 (1.69%) Android Studio
13 21 (1.69%) Visual Studio
14 19 (1.53%) Bitbucket
14 19 (1.53%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.45%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.45%) Sublime Text
General
1 163 (13.16%) Marketing
2 147 (11.86%) Finance
3 65 (5.25%) Banking
4 62 (5.00%) Retail
5 39 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.02%) Advertising
7 23 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.78%) Publishing
9 21 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.61%) Electronics
11 17 (1.37%) Games
11 17 (1.37%) Legal
12 15 (1.21%) Front Office
13 14 (1.13%) Automotive
14 7 (0.56%) French Language
14 7 (0.56%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.48%) Back Office
16 5 (0.40%) German Language
17 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 446 (36.00%) Developer
2 189 (15.25%) Analyst
3 113 (9.12%) Java Developer
4 96 (7.75%) Scala Developer
5 82 (6.62%) Architect
6 79 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 68 (5.49%) Consultant
8 62 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 48 (3.87%) Senior Developer
10 41 (3.31%) Web Analyst
11 39 (3.15%) Android Developer
12 34 (2.74%) Designer
12 34 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 33 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
14 31 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
15 30 (2.42%) Business Analyst
16 28 (2.26%) Project Manager
17 27 (2.18%) .NET Developer
17 27 (2.18%) AWS Engineer
17 27 (2.18%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (25.91%) HTML
2 289 (23.33%) CSS
3 200 (16.14%) HTML5
4 186 (15.01%) REST
5 173 (13.96%) CSS3
6 150 (12.11%) Spring
7 144 (11.62%) JSON
8 118 (9.52%) Ajax
9 117 (9.44%) Web Services
10 114 (9.20%) Ruby on Rails
11 113 (9.12%) AngularJS
12 112 (9.04%) Django
13 111 (8.96%) Guice
14 109 (8.80%) Play Framework
15 100 (8.07%) RESTful
16 94 (7.59%) .NET
17 92 (7.43%) Spring MVC
18 91 (7.34%) Node.js
19 80 (6.46%) jQuery
20 48 (3.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.12%) User Experience
2 78 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 36 (2.91%) Social Media
5 34 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (2.34%) Public Cloud
6 29 (2.34%) Smartphone
7 24 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.94%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 17 (1.37%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.89%) Fintech
13 10 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.81%) iPhone
13 10 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.73%) iPad
15 8 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 267 (21.55%) Linux
2 165 (13.32%) Windows
3 126 (10.17%) Android
4 81 (6.54%) Unix
5 78 (6.30%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.94%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 20 (1.61%) Windows Server
10 17 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.97%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.56%) CentOS
14 6 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.24%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (27.93%) Analytics
3 209 (16.87%) Open Source
3 209 (16.87%) Test Automation
4 194 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
5 166 (13.40%) DevOps
6 143 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 136 (10.98%) MVC
8 127 (10.25%) Responsive Web Design
9 123 (9.93%) Web Design
10 103 (8.31%) Scrum
11 101 (8.15%) E-Commerce
12 95 (7.67%) OWASP
13 91 (7.34%) TDD
14 81 (6.54%) Web Development
15 75 (6.05%) Migration
16 67 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 65 (5.25%) Front End Development
17 65 (5.25%) Web Analytics
18 60 (4.84%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 320 (25.83%) Java
2 255 (20.58%) JavaScript
3 249 (20.10%) Python
4 178 (14.37%) SQL
5 170 (13.72%) Ruby
6 157 (12.67%) C#
7 134 (10.82%) Scala
8 54 (4.36%) PHP
9 51 (4.12%) Perl
10 40 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 36 (2.91%) C++
12 29 (2.34%) R
13 27 (2.18%) Groovy
14 24 (1.94%) Go
15 23 (1.86%) C
16 19 (1.53%) Haskell
17 18 (1.45%) PowerShell
18 16 (1.29%) Objective-C
19 14 (1.13%) Apple Swift
20 13 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.39%) Degree
4 15 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
5 14 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.40%) CISSP
10 5 (0.40%) ISEB
10 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.32%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.32%) MCSE
11 4 (0.32%) PhD
12 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.16%) Analytics IQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.66%) QA
2 12 (0.97%) SLA
3 10 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.65%) GCP
5 6 (0.48%) MiFID
6 5 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.40%) PMO
7 3 (0.24%) GDPR
8 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.081%) EMIR
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (8.80%) Docker
2 68 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.02%) Xen
5 14 (1.13%) vSphere
6 9 (0.73%) HDFS
6 9 (0.73%) LXC
7 8 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.48%) GPFS
8 6 (0.48%) XenApp
9 4 (0.32%) XenServer
10 3 (0.24%) vCloud
10 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.081%) KVM
Systems Management
1 93 (7.51%) Puppet
2 61 (4.92%) Ansible
2 61 (4.92%) Kubernetes
3 52 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.26%) Terraform
5 23 (1.86%) Kibana
6 22 (1.78%) SCCM
7 20 (1.61%) Grafana
8 15 (1.21%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.81%) Salt
10 8 (0.65%) Mesos
10 8 (0.65%) Nagios
11 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.48%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.48%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.32%) logstash
14 4 (0.32%) Rundeck
14 4 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 139 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 110 (8.88%) Adobe
3 75 (6.05%) Apple
4 64 (5.17%) VMware
5 54 (4.36%) Oracle
6 51 (4.12%) Tableau
7 44 (3.55%) IBM
8 36 (2.91%) Twitter
9 30 (2.42%) SAP
10 29 (2.34%) Citrix
11 23 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 20 (1.61%) Omniture
12 20 (1.61%) Splunk
13 19 (1.53%) Cisco
13 19 (1.53%) Facebook
13 19 (1.53%) HP
14 13 (1.05%) Talend
15 12 (0.97%) Coremetrics
15 12 (0.97%) Sybase
16 11 (0.89%) Rackspace
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