Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 224 273
Rank change year-on-year +33 +49 +34
Contract jobs citing Google 1389 1237 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.17% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 3.16% 2.58% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 838 684
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £209 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 51
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £19.61 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.68% +0.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.00 £53.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.61 £16.75
% change year-on-year +27.49% +17.09% -0.61%

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 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +33 1310 £425 +2.41% 378
London +1 790 £463 +8.82% 136
UK excluding London +70 574 £388 -3.13% 253
South East +78 202 £420 +6.33% 49
North of England +50 118 £375 -8.81% 85
Midlands +20 90 £300 -33.33% 59
West Midlands +16 62 £275 -34.13% 26
East of England +8 58 £350 +59.09% 24
Yorkshire +16 52 £413 +3.13% 35
South West +4 51 £400 - 25
North West +20 42 £350 -16.67% 47
Scotland +14 42 £413 +39.83% 6
East Midlands +2 28 £315 -40.00% 33
North East +72 22 £378 -9.04% 3
Wales +7 12 £513 +7.89% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £413 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 424 (30.53%) Analytics
2 405 (29.16%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (28.73%) Amazon AWS
4 365 (26.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 341 (24.55%) Google Analytics
6 314 (22.61%) Java
7 265 (19.08%) JavaScript
8 256 (18.43%) Python
9 247 (17.78%) Linux
10 243 (17.49%) HTML
11 240 (17.28%) DevOps
12 226 (16.27%) Jenkins
13 213 (15.33%) CSS
14 208 (14.97%) Finance
15 207 (14.90%) Marketing
16 199 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
17 198 (14.25%) SQL
18 197 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
19 174 (12.53%) Docker
20 173 (12.46%) Microsoft
21 169 (12.17%) Open Source
22 166 (11.95%) JIRA
23 160 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
24 157 (11.30%) Git (software)
25 147 (10.58%) Web Services
26 146 (10.51%) Windows
27 144 (10.37%) Ruby
28 141 (10.15%) Test Automation
29 136 (9.79%) Scala
30 132 (9.50%) G Suite

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
1 101 (7.27%) Apache Spark
2 88 (6.34%) Confluence
3 62 (4.46%) Apache
3 62 (4.46%) CMS
4 57 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 35 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (2.52%) IIS
5 35 (2.52%) nginx
6 30 (2.16%) OpenStack
7 28 (2.02%) Drupal
8 27 (1.94%) SharePoint
9 25 (1.80%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.51%) JBoss
11 18 (1.30%) WordPress
12 16 (1.15%) Jetty
12 16 (1.15%) Mongrel
13 13 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (0.94%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.86%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 87 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.37%) Photoshop
5 15 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.50%) InVision
9 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.14%) SPSS
13 1 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.072%) Gephi
13 1 (0.072%) InDesign
13 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.072%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 20 (1.44%) WebTrends
2 11 (0.79%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.43%) SessionCam
4 5 (0.36%) Magento
5 4 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM On Demand
6 3 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.072%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.072%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.072%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 399 (28.73%) Amazon AWS
2 365 (26.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 341 (24.55%) Google Analytics
4 197 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 132 (9.50%) G Suite
6 60 (4.32%) GitHub
7 50 (3.60%) Google Play
8 40 (2.88%) IaaS
9 38 (2.74%) PaaS
10 36 (2.59%) Adobe Analytics
11 35 (2.52%) Google App Engine
12 34 (2.45%) Office 365
13 30 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (2.09%) Google Tag Manager
15 25 (1.80%) AdWords
16 24 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (1.73%) Google Drive
16 24 (1.73%) SaaS
17 22 (1.58%) npm
18 21 (1.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.27%) HTTP
2 56 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 50 (3.60%) DNS
4 36 (2.59%) SSL
5 35 (2.52%) DHCP
6 27 (1.94%) Firewall
7 25 (1.80%) Internet
8 23 (1.66%) VPN
9 18 (1.30%) FTP
10 17 (1.22%) Wireless
11 16 (1.15%) IPsec
12 15 (1.08%) SAN
13 13 (0.94%) LAN
14 12 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.72%) WAN
16 9 (0.65%) SMS
16 9 (0.65%) VoIP
17 8 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
17 8 (0.58%) Ethernet
17 8 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (8.93%) Big Data
2 101 (7.27%) Hadoop
3 78 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 77 (5.54%) Relational Database
5 76 (5.47%) MySQL
6 68 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
7 66 (4.75%) MongoDB
8 62 (4.46%) SQL Server
9 56 (4.03%) Apache Hive
10 45 (3.24%) BigQuery
11 44 (3.17%) HBase
12 37 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 23 (1.66%) Data Lake
15 22 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (1.08%) Redis
19 14 (1.01%) Neo4j
20 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 226 (16.27%) Jenkins
2 166 (11.95%) JIRA
3 157 (11.30%) Git (software)
4 79 (5.69%) Subversion
5 69 (4.97%) JUnit
6 50 (3.60%) Selenium
7 46 (3.31%) Maven
8 33 (2.38%) gulp
9 31 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 30 (2.16%) Grunt
11 28 (2.02%) Visual Studio
11 28 (2.02%) webpack
12 19 (1.37%) GitLab
13 18 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.30%) Travis CI
14 17 (1.22%) Ant
14 17 (1.22%) Vagrant
15 16 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
16 15 (1.08%) Babel
16 15 (1.08%) Eclipse
General
1 208 (14.97%) Finance
2 207 (14.90%) Marketing
3 89 (6.41%) Banking
4 77 (5.54%) Retail
5 56 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 48 (3.46%) Advertising
7 36 (2.59%) Publishing
8 34 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 30 (2.16%) Electronics
10 28 (2.02%) Games
11 24 (1.73%) Automotive
12 22 (1.58%) Investment Banking
13 17 (1.22%) Retail Banking
14 15 (1.08%) Legal
15 13 (0.94%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.50%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.50%) Russian Language
18 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 410 (29.52%) Developer
2 227 (16.34%) Analyst
3 98 (7.06%) Architect
4 97 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 91 (6.55%) Java Developer
6 67 (4.82%) Consultant
7 62 (4.46%) Senior Developer
8 56 (4.03%) Data Engineer
9 51 (3.67%) Business Analyst
9 51 (3.67%) Scala Developer
10 50 (3.60%) Digital Analyst
11 48 (3.46%) Cloud Architect
12 46 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
13 43 (3.10%) Big Data Engineer
14 38 (2.74%) Android Developer
15 35 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 34 (2.45%) Data Analyst
16 34 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
17 33 (2.38%) Support Analyst
18 32 (2.30%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (17.49%) HTML
2 213 (15.33%) CSS
3 147 (10.58%) Web Services
4 131 (9.43%) HTML5
5 122 (8.78%) Node.js
6 120 (8.64%) REST
7 117 (8.42%) CSS3
7 117 (8.42%) Spring
8 114 (8.21%) JSON
9 104 (7.49%) AngularJS
10 98 (7.06%) RESTful
11 88 (6.34%) .NET
12 85 (6.12%) Ajax
13 81 (5.83%) React
14 73 (5.26%) Guice
14 73 (5.26%) Play Framework
15 69 (4.97%) Django
16 65 (4.68%) Ruby on Rails
17 64 (4.61%) jQuery
18 63 (4.54%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 160 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (8.28%) User Experience
3 62 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (2.95%) Public Cloud
6 40 (2.88%) Social Media
7 34 (2.45%) Smartphone
8 32 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 30 (2.16%) Fintech
10 25 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.51%) Algorithms
12 20 (1.44%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.94%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.72%) Cloud Native
16 9 (0.65%) Marketing Technology
17 8 (0.58%) Animation
17 8 (0.58%) Fixed Income
17 8 (0.58%) Private Cloud
18 7 (0.50%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 247 (17.78%) Linux
2 146 (10.51%) Windows
3 127 (9.14%) Android
4 98 (7.06%) Apple iOS
5 63 (4.54%) Unix
6 37 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.73%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.22%) CentOS
8 17 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.50%) AIX
14 6 (0.43%) DC/OS
15 5 (0.36%) Solaris
16 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (30.53%) Analytics
2 405 (29.16%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (17.28%) DevOps
4 199 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
5 169 (12.17%) Open Source
6 141 (10.15%) Test Automation
7 131 (9.43%) TDD
8 113 (8.14%) Configuration Management
9 112 (8.06%) Scrum
10 104 (7.49%) E-Commerce
11 94 (6.77%) Responsive Web Design
12 93 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
12 93 (6.70%) SEO
13 91 (6.55%) Digital Marketing
13 91 (6.55%) Microservices
14 87 (6.26%) Web Design
15 81 (5.83%) MVC
16 78 (5.62%) Web Analytics
17 76 (5.47%) Migration
18 75 (5.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 314 (22.61%) Java
2 265 (19.08%) JavaScript
3 256 (18.43%) Python
4 198 (14.25%) SQL
5 144 (10.37%) Ruby
6 136 (9.79%) Scala
7 116 (8.35%) C#
8 69 (4.97%) Go
9 60 (4.32%) PHP
10 37 (2.66%) Perl
11 36 (2.59%) R
12 31 (2.23%) ES6
13 25 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.37%) C++
16 18 (1.30%) C
17 16 (1.15%) Objective-C
18 14 (1.01%) VBA
19 12 (0.86%) Groovy
20 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.11%) Degree
3 63 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.88%) CTC Cleared
5 19 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.86%) PhD
8 11 (0.79%) MCSE
9 9 (0.65%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.65%) MCSA
9 9 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.58%) MCITP
10 8 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.50%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.38%) QA
2 25 (1.80%) GCP
3 13 (0.94%) SLA
4 12 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.72%) HL7
6 9 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.22%) COBIT
7 3 (0.22%) GDPR
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.22%) MiFID
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.072%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.072%) FATCA
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.072%) PSD2
System Software
1 174 (12.53%) Docker
2 74 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 45 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.73%) HDFS
5 18 (1.30%) Xen
6 16 (1.15%) vSphere
7 13 (0.94%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.86%) XenApp
9 11 (0.79%) vCloud
10 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.43%) GPFS
12 6 (0.43%) LXC
13 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.072%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.072%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 110 (7.92%) Ansible
2 100 (7.20%) Kubernetes
3 98 (7.06%) Puppet
4 93 (6.70%) Terraform
5 64 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (2.09%) SCCM
7 23 (1.66%) Packer
8 19 (1.37%) Kibana
9 14 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.79%) Grafana
10 11 (0.79%) Nagios
10 11 (0.79%) Oozie
11 9 (0.65%) Ambari
11 9 (0.65%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.58%) Consul
13 7 (0.50%) logstash
13 7 (0.50%) Mesos
14 6 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 173 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 79 (5.69%) Apple
3 70 (5.04%) Adobe
4 64 (4.61%) Oracle
4 64 (4.61%) Tableau
5 63 (4.54%) VMware
6 41 (2.95%) Twitter
7 39 (2.81%) SAP
8 38 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 36 (2.59%) Facebook
10 29 (2.09%) Splunk
11 23 (1.66%) Cisco
11 23 (1.66%) Hortonworks
12 21 (1.51%) Sitecore
13 18 (1.30%) Citrix
13 18 (1.30%) Cloudera
14 17 (1.22%) HP
15 16 (1.15%) Red Hat
16 15 (1.08%) IBM
16 15 (1.08%) ServiceNow