Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 195 225
Rank change year-on-year +74 +30 +52
Contract jobs citing Google 2,233 1,406 1,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 1.36% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 5.07% 3.19% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,441 937 829
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £290 £175 £206
90th Percentile £675 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.83% -4.99% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 32
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £27.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.30% +36.33% -2.20%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.05 £54.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -36.60% +27.49% +12.09%

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 44,002 44,091 47,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.17% 42.80% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,280 27,373 29,221
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,681 1,479 1,725
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.58 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.76 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.58% - -5.71%

Google
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Top 16 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 14 November 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
England +72 2,110 £488 +14.71% 1,146
London +71 1,336 £510 +12.03% 530
UK excluding London +58 856 £425 +11.83% 660
South East +21 252 £450 +4.96% 144
North of England +44 189 £450 +20.00% 211
Midlands +61 184 £409 +34.02% 99
West Midlands +45 160 £430 +56.36% 63
North West +34 90 £405 +24.62% 90
East of England +29 81 £220 -37.14% 68
Yorkshire +9 77 £425 +6.25% 94
Scotland +9 65 £398 -3.52% 26
South West -16 65 £425 +6.25% 95
North East -1 22 £600 +58.94% 27
East Midlands +7 21 £350 +11.11% 36
Wales -14 19 £530 +3.41% 12
Northern Ireland +36 4 £500 +21.21% 6

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 with a requirement for Google.

1 985 (44.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 814 (36.45%) Amazon AWS
3 766 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
4 583 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 569 (25.48%) DevOps
6 553 (24.76%) JavaScript
7 550 (24.63%) Java
8 512 (22.93%) Linux
9 509 (22.79%) Analytics
10 483 (21.63%) Python
11 456 (20.42%) SQL
12 448 (20.06%) Jenkins
13 436 (19.53%) Docker
14 412 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
15 361 (16.17%) Google Analytics
16 321 (14.38%) Git (software)
17 316 (14.15%) Kubernetes
18 310 (13.88%) HTML
19 309 (13.84%) Windows
20 297 (13.30%) Finance
21 295 (13.21%) Microservices
22 292 (13.08%) Ansible
23 290 (12.99%) TDD
24 280 (12.54%) Microsoft
25 279 (12.49%) CSS
26 265 (11.87%) Node.js
27 262 (11.73%) Test Automation
28 238 (10.66%) Configuration Management
29 232 (10.39%) Scrum
30 226 (10.12%) Problem-Solving

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
1 126 (5.64%) Apache
2 113 (5.06%) Confluence
3 108 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 101 (4.52%) nginx
5 87 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
6 83 (3.72%) Apache Spark
7 68 (3.05%) CMS
8 48 (2.15%) IIS
9 45 (2.02%) SharePoint
10 41 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
10 41 (1.84%) JBoss
11 39 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 37 (1.66%) Jetty
12 37 (1.66%) WordPress
13 33 (1.48%) Mongrel
14 26 (1.16%) SAS
15 23 (1.03%) OpenStack
16 22 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
16 22 (0.99%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 69 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.02%) Photoshop
4 17 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.49%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.45%) Fireworks
9 8 (0.36%) InDesign
9 8 (0.36%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.31%) InVision
11 6 (0.27%) SPSS
12 5 (0.22%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
14 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.13%) UXPin
15 1 (0.045%) Flinto
15 1 (0.045%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.40%) FastStats
2 6 (0.27%) Eloqua
2 6 (0.27%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.18%) Magento
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.13%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.090%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.045%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.045%) Shopify
7 1 (0.045%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 985 (44.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 814 (36.45%) Amazon AWS
3 583 (26.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 361 (16.17%) Google Analytics
5 138 (6.18%) GitHub
6 125 (5.60%) G Suite
7 92 (4.12%) Office 365
8 76 (3.40%) Google App Engine
9 73 (3.27%) Google Tag Manager
10 70 (3.13%) PaaS
11 69 (3.09%) IaaS
12 68 (3.05%) SaaS
13 62 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
14 54 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
15 53 (2.37%) OpenShift
16 51 (2.28%) Google Play
17 48 (2.15%) Adobe Analytics
17 48 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
18 39 (1.75%) Serverless
19 31 (1.39%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 161 (7.21%) HTTP
2 122 (5.46%) TCP/IP
3 101 (4.52%) SSL
4 96 (4.30%) DNS
5 72 (3.22%) Firewall
6 48 (2.15%) DHCP
7 40 (1.79%) IPsec
8 38 (1.70%) VPN
9 35 (1.57%) FTP
9 35 (1.57%) Internet
9 35 (1.57%) LAN
10 33 (1.48%) WAN
11 30 (1.34%) SAN
12 17 (0.76%) Kerberos
13 16 (0.72%) Network Security
13 16 (0.72%) Skype
14 13 (0.58%) WLAN
15 12 (0.54%) Wireless
16 10 (0.45%) Ethernet
16 10 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (8.28%) MongoDB
2 176 (7.88%) NoSQL
3 156 (6.99%) Big Data
4 147 (6.58%) BigQuery
5 130 (5.82%) SQL Server
6 129 (5.78%) Relational Database
7 122 (5.46%) Hadoop
8 113 (5.06%) MySQL
9 64 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 62 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (1.84%) Apache Hive
11 41 (1.84%) Power BI
12 31 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 31 (1.39%) HBase
13 27 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 26 (1.16%) Data Lake
15 24 (1.07%) Looker
16 23 (1.03%) Redis
16 23 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (0.99%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 448 (20.06%) Jenkins
2 321 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 212 (9.49%) JIRA
4 152 (6.81%) Selenium
5 120 (5.37%) JUnit
6 108 (4.84%) Cucumber
7 88 (3.94%) Subversion
8 79 (3.54%) Ant
8 79 (3.54%) Maven
9 70 (3.13%) gulp
9 70 (3.13%) IntelliJ
10 68 (3.05%) Gatling
11 61 (2.73%) Hudson
12 58 (2.60%) Travis CI
13 57 (2.55%) Sublime Text
14 53 (2.37%) Bitbucket
14 53 (2.37%) Grunt
15 52 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 45 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
17 41 (1.84%) Artifactory
General
1 297 (13.30%) Finance
2 188 (8.42%) Marketing
3 140 (6.27%) Banking
4 80 (3.58%) Retail
5 62 (2.78%) Publishing
6 40 (1.79%) Advertising
7 33 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.39%) Games
9 19 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.67%) Automotive
12 13 (0.58%) Front Office
13 12 (0.54%) Back Office
14 11 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.40%) Electronics
15 9 (0.40%) Legal
16 8 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 723 (32.38%) Developer
2 258 (11.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 211 (9.45%) Architect
4 207 (9.27%) Analyst
5 155 (6.94%) Java Developer
6 146 (6.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 102 (4.57%) Cloud Architect
8 96 (4.30%) Scala Developer
9 89 (3.99%) Senior Developer
10 88 (3.94%) Consultant
11 82 (3.67%) Data Engineer
12 64 (2.87%) React Developer
13 55 (2.46%) Software Engineer
14 54 (2.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 54 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
15 52 (2.33%) Business Analyst
16 51 (2.28%) Agile Developer
17 46 (2.06%) Android Developer
18 45 (2.02%) Big Data Engineer
19 44 (1.97%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (13.88%) HTML
2 279 (12.49%) CSS
3 265 (11.87%) Node.js
4 208 (9.31%) REST
5 207 (9.27%) Spring
5 207 (9.27%) Web Services
6 203 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 202 (9.05%) RESTful
8 190 (8.51%) JSON
9 165 (7.39%) .NET
10 161 (7.21%) React
11 146 (6.54%) HTML5
12 116 (5.19%) XML
13 112 (5.02%) Play Framework
14 95 (4.25%) jQuery
14 95 (4.25%) Kafka
15 87 (3.90%) Sass
16 86 (3.85%) Gherkin
17 85 (3.81%) Servlets
18 83 (3.72%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 172 (7.70%) User Experience
2 153 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 91 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 86 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 72 (3.22%) Algorithms
7 62 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (2.73%) Data Centre
9 55 (2.46%) Social Media
10 51 (2.28%) Data Structures
11 43 (1.93%) Fintech
12 42 (1.88%) Device Driver
13 39 (1.75%) Management Information System
13 39 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
14 33 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
15 31 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (1.25%) Blog
17 21 (0.94%) Virtual Team
18 20 (0.90%) Smartphone
19 18 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 512 (22.93%) Linux
2 309 (13.84%) Windows
3 146 (6.54%) Android
4 136 (6.09%) Unix
5 114 (5.11%) Ubuntu
6 86 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 57 (2.55%) Windows Server
8 55 (2.46%) CentOS
9 51 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.07%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 21 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.85%) Solaris
15 18 (0.81%) Windows 10
16 16 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.67%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.40%) DC/OS
19 7 (0.31%) Mesosphere
19 7 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (25.48%) DevOps
3 509 (22.79%) Analytics
4 412 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
5 295 (13.21%) Microservices
6 290 (12.99%) TDD
7 262 (11.73%) Test Automation
8 238 (10.66%) Configuration Management
9 232 (10.39%) Scrum
10 226 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
11 225 (10.08%) Open Source
12 190 (8.51%) Migration
13 153 (6.85%) E-Commerce
14 147 (6.58%) Software Engineering
15 136 (6.09%) BDD
16 130 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
17 128 (5.73%) Web Development
18 117 (5.24%) Pair Programming
19 113 (5.06%) MVC
20 112 (5.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 553 (24.76%) JavaScript
2 550 (24.63%) Java
3 483 (21.63%) Python
4 456 (20.42%) SQL
5 196 (8.78%) Scala
6 192 (8.60%) C#
7 185 (8.28%) Ruby
8 132 (5.91%) Go
9 130 (5.82%) Bash Shell
10 114 (5.11%) PowerShell
11 82 (3.67%) Java 8
12 79 (3.54%) Groovy
12 79 (3.54%) Perl
13 76 (3.40%) PHP
14 74 (3.31%) C++
15 51 (2.28%) Haskell
16 47 (2.10%) ES6
17 44 (1.97%) C
17 44 (1.97%) TypeScript
18 42 (1.88%) R
Qualifications
1 154 (6.90%) Degree
2 72 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 64 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 56 (2.51%) SC Cleared
5 45 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 33 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.39%) MCSE
8 29 (1.30%) CISSP
9 25 (1.12%) CISM
10 22 (0.99%) CISA
11 20 (0.90%) PhD
12 19 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (0.81%) Master's Degree
14 15 (0.67%) MCSA
14 15 (0.67%) RHCE
15 14 (0.63%) ISSMP
16 12 (0.54%) AWS Certification
16 12 (0.54%) CSSLP
17 11 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.49%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.05%) QA
2 26 (1.16%) GDPR
3 20 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.72%) SLA
5 13 (0.58%) HIPAA
5 13 (0.58%) PSD2
6 12 (0.54%) FedRAMP
7 11 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
9 9 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
10 6 (0.27%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.27%) ISO 31000
10 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.27%) PMO
10 6 (0.27%) WCAG
11 4 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.090%) NIST 800
System Software
1 436 (19.53%) Docker
2 108 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (4.48%) Active Directory
4 43 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.93%) Xen
5 32 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (0.99%) HDFS
7 20 (0.90%) VirtualBox
8 19 (0.85%) vSphere
9 10 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.45%) OpenAM
10 9 (0.40%) XenApp
11 8 (0.36%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.31%) vCloud
13 6 (0.27%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.22%) NFS
14 5 (0.22%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 316 (14.15%) Kubernetes
2 292 (13.08%) Ansible
3 225 (10.08%) Puppet
4 203 (9.09%) Terraform
5 155 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
6 112 (5.02%) Kibana
7 102 (4.57%) Grafana
8 40 (1.79%) Nagios
9 39 (1.75%) Prometheus
10 35 (1.57%) Packer
11 31 (1.39%) Salt
12 28 (1.25%) logstash
13 23 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
13 23 (1.03%) NetBackup
13 23 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
14 22 (0.99%) Icinga
15 20 (0.90%) Graphite
15 20 (0.90%) Mesos
16 16 (0.72%) Oozie
16 16 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 280 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 155 (6.94%) VMware
3 152 (6.81%) Adobe
4 129 (5.78%) Oracle
5 88 (3.94%) Splunk
6 84 (3.76%) Apple
7 75 (3.36%) IBM
8 74 (3.31%) Tableau
9 68 (3.05%) Red Hat
10 56 (2.51%) Cisco
11 47 (2.10%) Facebook
12 39 (1.75%) Twitter
13 38 (1.70%) Citrix
14 35 (1.57%) New Relic
15 31 (1.39%) Atlassian
16 30 (1.34%) EMC
17 29 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
18 28 (1.25%) NetApp
19 27 (1.21%) Tealium
19 27 (1.21%) Xamarin