Period
to

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 6 months to 4 July 2022 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
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 94 90
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing Google 2,288 1,737 1,064
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 2.62% 2.58%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 6.30% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 1,165 767
10th Percentile £332 £349 £318
25th Percentile £456 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +7.32%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £663
90th Percentile £800 £729 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 27
10th Percentile £16.46 £10.95 £12.60
25th Percentile £27.25 £17.90 £18.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year - +55.56% -27.42%
75th Percentile £51.89 £48.75 £26.46
90th Percentile £75.08 £66.49 £39.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -34.03%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 36,503 27,550 17,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.76% 41.52% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,464 17,701 11,146
10th Percentile £300 £295 £250
25th Percentile £421 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £497 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% +7.46% +1.87%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £679 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £445
% change year-on-year +6.74% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 786 636
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year +8.20% +1.91% +6.44%
75th Percentile £48.12 £42.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £52.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% +5.71%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Google as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Google.

Daily rate trend for Google in the UK

Google
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Google over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Google.

Hourly rate trend for Google in the UK

Google
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Google over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Top 17 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 6 months to 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -19 1,769 £550 +4.76% 465
Work from Home +4 1,306 £580 +5.45% 196
London -11 1,137 £575 +4.55% 215
UK excluding London -11 562 £500 +0.50% 271
North of England -26 158 £500 -4.76% 87
South East -27 143 £525 +10.53% 51
North West +6 91 £550 +21.68% 46
Midlands -5 79 £450 -9.09% 53
Scotland +32 73 £515 +22.62% 13
West Midlands -8 64 £450 -13.63% 38
South West +3 60 £575 +15.00% 37
Yorkshire -29 59 £500 -4.76% 32
East of England -21 32 £622 +24.38% 16
North East +2 21 £515 +14.44% 9
Wales -23 20 £544 +14.47% 8
East Midlands -9 17 £415 -2.35% 14
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 - 7

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 with a requirement for Google.

1 1,366 (59.70%) GCP
2 729 (31.86%) AWS
3 721 (31.51%) Agile
4 705 (30.81%) Azure
5 634 (27.71%) Python
6 586 (25.61%) DevOps
7 523 (22.86%) Analytics
8 511 (22.33%) Social Skills
9 509 (22.25%) Kubernetes
10 493 (21.55%) Finance
11 475 (20.76%) CI/CD
12 459 (20.06%) SQL
13 421 (18.40%) Java
14 379 (16.56%) Terraform
15 369 (16.13%) Microsoft
16 311 (13.59%) Jenkins
17 291 (12.72%) Google Analytics
18 283 (12.37%) Docker
19 282 (12.33%) Microservices
20 273 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
21 267 (11.67%) JIRA
22 262 (11.45%) BigQuery
23 234 (10.23%) Banking
24 233 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
25 232 (10.14%) Ansible
26 231 (10.10%) JavaScript
27 219 (9.57%) Git (software)
28 204 (8.92%) Scrum
29 198 (8.65%) Linux
30 192 (8.39%) Google Kubernetes Engine

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
1 173 (7.56%) Confluence
2 92 (4.02%) Apache Spark
3 67 (2.93%) Apache
4 43 (1.88%) OpenStack
5 41 (1.79%) CMS
6 34 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
7 29 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 24 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 21 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (0.87%) SAS
11 18 (0.79%) IIS
12 17 (0.74%) Sitefinity
13 16 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.66%) WordPress
15 13 (0.57%) Drupal
16 12 (0.52%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.48%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 9 (0.39%) JBoss
20 8 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 94 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.92%) Sketch
5 20 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.74%) InVision
7 16 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.66%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.61%) Adobe XD
10 13 (0.57%) Zeplin
11 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
12 11 (0.48%) MS Visio
13 8 (0.35%) SPSS
14 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.087%) Blender
16 2 (0.087%) CINEMA 4D
16 2 (0.087%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) assyst
2 7 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.31%) Shopify
3 6 (0.26%) Magento
4 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.087%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.087%) BondVision
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.087%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.044%) iTrent
8 1 (0.044%) SessionCam
8 1 (0.044%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.044%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,366 (59.70%) GCP
2 729 (31.86%) AWS
3 705 (30.81%) Azure
4 291 (12.72%) Google Analytics
5 192 (8.39%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 149 (6.51%) GitHub
7 135 (5.90%) Power Platform
8 129 (5.64%) Google Workspace
9 116 (5.07%) Google Data Studio
10 102 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
11 77 (3.37%) OpenShift
12 76 (3.32%) PaaS
13 69 (3.02%) SaaS
14 64 (2.80%) Serverless
15 62 (2.71%) npm
16 59 (2.58%) Google Tag Manager
17 52 (2.27%) IaaS
18 51 (2.23%) Azure DevOps
19 50 (2.19%) Google Sheets
20 48 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (5.38%) Firewall
2 57 (2.49%) DNS
3 56 (2.45%) Internet
4 53 (2.32%) WAN
5 49 (2.14%) VPN
6 44 (1.92%) Network Security
7 39 (1.70%) SSL
8 37 (1.62%) HTTP
9 35 (1.53%) TCP/IP
10 28 (1.22%) DHCP
11 27 (1.18%) LAN
12 25 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (0.96%) IPsec
13 22 (0.96%) SD-WAN
14 17 (0.74%) IPv6
15 16 (0.70%) 4G
16 15 (0.66%) Wireless
17 13 (0.57%) NGN
18 12 (0.52%) BGP
19 11 (0.48%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (11.45%) BigQuery
2 125 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
3 119 (5.20%) Big Data
3 119 (5.20%) Tableau
4 107 (4.68%) Power BI
5 95 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
6 91 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 79 (3.45%) SQL Server
8 78 (3.41%) MongoDB
9 70 (3.06%) Hadoop
10 65 (2.84%) Relational Database
11 43 (1.88%) Data Lake
11 43 (1.88%) MySQL
12 35 (1.53%) Looker
13 34 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
14 29 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.22%) Bigtable
16 26 (1.14%) Metadata
17 25 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
18 23 (1.01%) Flink
Development Applications
1 311 (13.59%) Jenkins
2 267 (11.67%) JIRA
3 219 (9.57%) Git (software)
4 110 (4.81%) Maven
5 73 (3.19%) CircleCI
5 73 (3.19%) Gradle
6 60 (2.62%) GitLab
7 55 (2.40%) gulp
8 54 (2.36%) Travis CI
9 40 (1.75%) JUnit
10 29 (1.27%) Bitbucket
11 28 (1.22%) Artifactory
11 28 (1.22%) Spinnaker
12 27 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 25 (1.09%) Selenium
14 24 (1.05%) Mockito
15 19 (0.83%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.74%) Axure RP
16 17 (0.74%) Visual Studio
17 16 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 511 (22.33%) Social Skills
2 493 (21.55%) Finance
3 234 (10.23%) Banking
4 233 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
5 146 (6.38%) Marketing
6 118 (5.16%) Public Sector
7 116 (5.07%) Retail
8 89 (3.89%) Presentation Skills
9 72 (3.15%) Telecoms
10 69 (3.02%) Influencing Skills
11 42 (1.84%) Legal
12 37 (1.62%) Retail Banking
13 28 (1.22%) Manufacturing
14 26 (1.14%) Advertising
14 26 (1.14%) Front Office
15 22 (0.96%) Games
16 21 (0.92%) Publishing
17 20 (0.87%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
19 16 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 385 (16.83%) Developer
2 376 (16.43%) Architect
3 267 (11.67%) Analyst
4 257 (11.23%) GCP Engineer
5 212 (9.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 171 (7.47%) Cloud Engineer
7 157 (6.86%) Data Engineer
8 126 (5.51%) GCP Architect
9 115 (5.03%) GCP DevOps
10 113 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
11 108 (4.72%) GCP DevOps Engineer
12 96 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
13 91 (3.98%) Java Developer
14 82 (3.58%) Project Manager
15 78 (3.41%) Consultant
16 75 (3.28%) GCP Data Engineer
17 69 (3.02%) Data Analyst
18 67 (2.93%) Performance Analyst
19 57 (2.49%) Data Architect
19 57 (2.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (6.91%) Kafka
2 148 (6.47%) React
3 120 (5.24%) HTML
4 119 (5.20%) Spring
5 117 (5.11%) Node.js
6 103 (4.50%) CSS
7 100 (4.37%) REST
8 84 (3.67%) AngularJS
9 82 (3.58%) .NET
10 72 (3.15%) JSON
10 72 (3.15%) RESTful
11 71 (3.10%) Spring Boot
12 51 (2.23%) HTML5
13 47 (2.05%) Web Services
14 36 (1.57%) CSS3
15 33 (1.44%) GraphQL
16 32 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
17 31 (1.35%) ASP.NET
18 29 (1.27%) Django
19 27 (1.18%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 176 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 171 (7.47%) User Experience
3 92 (4.02%) Data Protection Act
4 91 (3.98%) Cloud Native
5 66 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 57 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 53 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 52 (2.27%) Data Centre
10 46 (2.01%) Social Media
11 42 (1.84%) Private Cloud
12 38 (1.66%) IoT
12 38 (1.66%) Virtual Team
13 35 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
14 34 (1.49%) Data Structures
15 31 (1.35%) Algorithms
16 29 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
17 22 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 22 (0.96%) PKI
18 21 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 198 (8.65%) Linux
2 187 (8.17%) Windows
3 78 (3.41%) Unix
4 75 (3.28%) Android
5 62 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 57 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 34 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 21 (0.92%) Mac OS
9 18 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.35%) CentOS
13 8 (0.35%) Solaris
13 8 (0.35%) SUSE
14 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.22%) Debian
15 5 (0.22%) Fedora
15 5 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (31.51%) Agile
2 586 (25.61%) DevOps
3 523 (22.86%) Analytics
4 475 (20.76%) CI/CD
5 282 (12.33%) Microservices
6 273 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
7 204 (8.92%) Scrum
8 191 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
9 189 (8.26%) Migration
10 187 (8.17%) Visualisation
11 156 (6.82%) Data Modelling
11 156 (6.82%) Software Engineering
12 150 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
12 150 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 141 (6.16%) Infrastructure as Code
14 136 (5.94%) E-Commerce
15 129 (5.64%) ETL
16 128 (5.59%) Decision-Making
16 128 (5.59%) Test Automation
17 123 (5.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 634 (27.71%) Python
2 459 (20.06%) SQL
3 421 (18.40%) Java
4 231 (10.10%) JavaScript
5 97 (4.24%) C#
6 96 (4.20%) Groovy
7 87 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 84 (3.67%) Bash
9 78 (3.41%) Go
10 63 (2.75%) Kotlin
10 63 (2.75%) PowerShell
11 61 (2.67%) R
12 60 (2.62%) Scala
13 57 (2.49%) Ruby
13 57 (2.49%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.49%) C
15 33 (1.44%) PHP
16 21 (0.92%) PL/SQL
17 20 (0.87%) C++
17 20 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (5.11%) Degree
2 103 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 86 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 21 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.83%) CISSP
6 16 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (0.44%) JNCIS
10 9 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.39%) RHCE
11 8 (0.35%) CASP
11 8 (0.35%) MCP
11 8 (0.35%) SANS
12 7 (0.31%) CISM
12 7 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.15%) QA
2 67 (2.93%) Accessibility
3 45 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 39 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.57%) GDPR
6 32 (1.40%) NIST
7 23 (1.01%) SLA
8 17 (0.74%) WCAG
9 14 (0.61%) NCSC
9 14 (0.61%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.48%) COBIT
11 5 (0.22%) GRC
11 5 (0.22%) PMO
12 4 (0.17%) Basel III
12 4 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
13 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.13%) IFRS
13 3 (0.13%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.13%) PSD2
13 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 283 (12.37%) Docker
2 91 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 59 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.57%) Ceph
5 13 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.31%) KVM
8 6 (0.26%) vSphere
9 5 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (0.22%) HDFS
9 5 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.17%) Xen
11 3 (0.13%) iptables
11 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.13%) vCloud
12 2 (0.087%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 509 (22.25%) Kubernetes
2 379 (16.56%) Terraform
3 232 (10.14%) Ansible
4 119 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
5 80 (3.50%) Puppet
6 70 (3.06%) Grafana
7 43 (1.88%) Prometheus
8 36 (1.57%) Kibana
9 27 (1.18%) SCCM
10 26 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
11 19 (0.83%) Istio
11 19 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
12 16 (0.70%) Argo
12 16 (0.70%) Salt
13 15 (0.66%) Packer
14 14 (0.61%) logstash
14 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (0.48%) vRealize
16 9 (0.39%) Consul
17 8 (0.35%) CASB
Vendors
1 369 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 145 (6.34%) Oracle
3 97 (4.24%) VMware
4 92 (4.02%) Adobe
5 72 (3.15%) Splunk
6 66 (2.88%) IBM
7 61 (2.67%) Apple
8 57 (2.49%) SAP
9 47 (2.05%) Cisco
10 40 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.53%) Sitecore
12 34 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.18%) Databricks
14 25 (1.09%) AppDynamics
15 24 (1.05%) Facebook
15 24 (1.05%) ServiceNow
16 23 (1.01%) Teradata
17 22 (0.96%) Palo Alto
18 18 (0.79%) Juniper
19 17 (0.74%) Pega