Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 93 148
Rank change year-on-year +10 +55 +51
Contract jobs citing Google 1,079 2,396 1,928
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.63% 2.55% 1.86%
As % of the Vendors category 6.10% 6.00% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1,666 1,302
Median daily rate £538 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £255
90th Percentile £750 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £439
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 61 49
Median hourly rate £24.20 £32.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +105.05% -41.64%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.88 £47.00 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £32.59 £15.50
% change year-on-year -34.03% +110.26% -16.22%

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 17,695 39,965 43,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.14% 42.50% 41.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,563 24,876 26,779
Median daily rate £463 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £668 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 1,423 1,595
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.45
Median hourly rate £19.63 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.14% +6.06% -

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +9 1,013 £550 +4.81% 333
London +1 638 £575 +9.52% 137
UK excluding London +24 401 £450 - 209
North of England +39 136 £475 +5.56% 68
South East +13 83 £400 -5.88% 47
Yorkshire +22 79 £500 +5.26% 24
Work from Home +3 68 £475 -5.00% 42
South West +101 67 £500 +5.26% 16
Midlands +5 57 £450 -7.69% 44
West Midlands +3 39 £400 -17.95% 36
North West +28 31 £413 -5.71% 30
North East +61 26 £455 +13.75% 14
Wales +30 23 £475 +5.56% 7
East of England +57 21 £248 -47.89% 21
East Midlands +39 17 £475 -5.00% 8
Scotland +20 16 £525 +5.00% 4
Northern Ireland +21 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 704 (65.25%) GCP
2 507 (46.99%) AWS
3 455 (42.17%) Azure
4 421 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
5 377 (34.94%) Python
6 369 (34.20%) DevOps
7 313 (29.01%) Java
8 283 (26.23%) Finance
9 253 (23.45%) Kubernetes
10 235 (21.78%) JavaScript
11 220 (20.39%) Analytics
12 198 (18.35%) Web Services
13 189 (17.52%) Software Engineering
14 181 (16.77%) SQL
15 180 (16.68%) Microservices
16 179 (16.59%) Banking
17 170 (15.76%) Docker
18 163 (15.11%) Jenkins
19 152 (14.09%) React
20 151 (13.99%) Microsoft
21 150 (13.90%) Asset Management
22 148 (13.72%) Hedge funds
23 141 (13.07%) Investment Management
24 138 (12.79%) AngularJS
25 137 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
26 136 (12.60%) Git (software)
26 136 (12.60%) Terraform
27 127 (11.77%) Google Analytics
28 114 (10.57%) Ansible
29 110 (10.19%) Linux

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 73 (6.77%) Apache
2 45 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 36 (3.34%) Confluence
4 27 (2.50%) CMS
5 16 (1.48%) nginx
6 14 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (1.20%) WordPress
8 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.65%) IIS
10 7 (0.65%) Mule
11 6 (0.56%) Headless CMS
11 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.56%) SAS
11 6 (0.56%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.56%) Tornado
11 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.46%) Anypoint
Applications
1 57 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.56%) InDesign
8 4 (0.37%) LibreOffice
9 3 (0.28%) Sketch
10 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.093%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.56%) SAP MDM
3 5 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.093%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.093%) FastStats
6 1 (0.093%) Magento
6 1 (0.093%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.093%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.093%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.093%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 704 (65.25%) GCP
2 507 (46.99%) AWS
3 455 (42.17%) Azure
4 127 (11.77%) Google Analytics
5 108 (10.01%) Serverless
6 78 (7.23%) AWS Lambda
7 58 (5.38%) GitHub
8 54 (5.00%) Amazon ECS
8 54 (5.00%) Apigee
9 43 (3.99%) Office 365
10 35 (3.24%) PaaS
11 33 (3.06%) G Suite
12 27 (2.50%) Firebase
12 27 (2.50%) Google Tag Manager
12 27 (2.50%) IaaS
13 25 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (2.13%) OpenShift
14 23 (2.13%) Power Platform
15 20 (1.85%) Stackdriver
16 19 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.80%) HTTP
2 39 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.59%) DNS
4 27 (2.50%) Firewall
5 18 (1.67%) VPN
6 17 (1.58%) Skype
7 16 (1.48%) SSL
8 13 (1.20%) Wireless
9 11 (1.02%) LAN
9 11 (1.02%) WAN
10 9 (0.83%) DHCP
10 9 (0.83%) VoIP
11 8 (0.74%) Internet
11 8 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.65%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.65%) SAN
12 7 (0.65%) X.509
13 6 (0.56%) BGP
13 6 (0.56%) EIGRP
13 6 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
2 94 (8.71%) SQL Server
3 92 (8.53%) MySQL
4 87 (8.06%) BigQuery
5 71 (6.58%) Big Data
6 68 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (6.02%) Amazon Redshift
7 65 (6.02%) NoSQL
8 36 (3.34%) MongoDB
9 34 (3.15%) Relational Database
10 28 (2.59%) Hadoop
11 23 (2.13%) Neo4j
12 22 (2.04%) Power BI
13 21 (1.95%) Data Lake
14 18 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.20%) HBase
16 13 (1.20%) Redis
17 12 (1.11%) Bigtable
17 12 (1.11%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 163 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 136 (12.60%) Git (software)
3 69 (6.39%) JIRA
4 56 (5.19%) GitLab
5 51 (4.73%) RStudio
6 46 (4.26%) Artifactory
7 36 (3.34%) CircleCI
8 22 (2.04%) Selenium
9 21 (1.95%) Cucumber
9 21 (1.95%) Maven
10 16 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (1.39%) gulp
11 15 (1.39%) JUnit
11 15 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.30%) webpack
13 13 (1.20%) Gradle
13 13 (1.20%) Travis CI
14 11 (1.02%) Bitbucket
14 11 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 283 (26.23%) Finance
2 179 (16.59%) Banking
3 103 (9.55%) Front Office
4 89 (8.25%) Investment Banking
5 71 (6.58%) Marketing
6 51 (4.73%) Public Sector
7 32 (2.97%) Back Office
8 21 (1.95%) Publishing
9 18 (1.67%) Retail
10 17 (1.58%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.02%) Games
12 9 (0.83%) Automotive
13 8 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.46%) Electronics
16 5 (0.46%) Local Government
17 3 (0.28%) Billing
18 2 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 321 (29.75%) Developer
2 138 (12.79%) Architect
3 119 (11.03%) AWS Engineer
4 101 (9.36%) AWS Developer
5 86 (7.97%) Java Developer
6 84 (7.78%) Analyst
7 68 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 63 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
9 62 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 62 (5.75%) Data Engineer
10 57 (5.28%) Software Engineer
11 53 (4.91%) Java Engineer
12 48 (4.45%) Python Developer
13 47 (4.36%) JavaScript Developer
14 42 (3.89%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 39 (3.61%) AWS Software Engineer
16 36 (3.34%) Consultant
17 35 (3.24%) Python Engineer
17 35 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
18 34 (3.15%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (18.35%) Web Services
2 152 (14.09%) React
3 138 (12.79%) AngularJS
4 107 (9.92%) Vue.js
5 99 (9.18%) Node.js
6 83 (7.69%) HTML
7 76 (7.04%) CSS
8 61 (5.65%) .NET
9 57 (5.28%) OAuth
9 57 (5.28%) REST
10 53 (4.91%) Spring
11 50 (4.63%) gRPC
12 48 (4.45%) Swagger
13 39 (3.61%) RESTful
14 38 (3.52%) J2EE
15 37 (3.43%) Spring Boot
16 33 (3.06%) JSON
17 32 (2.97%) Kafka
18 27 (2.50%) HTML5
19 22 (2.04%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 148 (13.72%) Hedge funds
2 97 (8.99%) Derivative
2 97 (8.99%) Fixed Income
3 94 (8.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 87 (8.06%) Equities
5 80 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (5.00%) User Experience
7 46 (4.26%) Public Cloud
8 42 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 23 (2.13%) Cloud Native
11 21 (1.95%) Data Centre
11 21 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.76%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.30%) Social Media
14 13 (1.20%) iPad
14 13 (1.20%) Management Information System
15 12 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 110 (10.19%) Linux
2 78 (7.23%) Windows
3 42 (3.89%) Android
4 35 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.13%) Unix
7 6 (0.56%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.093%) Debian
12 1 (0.093%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (34.20%) DevOps
3 220 (20.39%) Analytics
4 189 (17.52%) Software Engineering
5 180 (16.68%) Microservices
6 150 (13.90%) Asset Management
7 141 (13.07%) Investment Management
8 137 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (9.27%) Decision-Making
10 95 (8.80%) Mentoring
11 94 (8.71%) Migration
12 87 (8.06%) Business Analysis
13 81 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
14 77 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
15 68 (6.30%) Open Source
16 66 (6.12%) TDD
17 65 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
17 65 (6.02%) Scrum
17 65 (6.02%) Test Automation
18 63 (5.84%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 377 (34.94%) Python
2 313 (29.01%) Java
3 235 (21.78%) JavaScript
4 181 (16.77%) SQL
5 69 (6.39%) C#
6 42 (3.89%) Go
7 41 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 40 (3.71%) Scala
9 31 (2.87%) Ruby
10 27 (2.50%) C++
11 24 (2.22%) Groovy
12 23 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.04%) C
14 18 (1.67%) Kotlin
15 16 (1.48%) ES6
16 13 (1.20%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.20%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.02%) PHP
17 11 (1.02%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 73 (6.77%) Degree
2 59 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.30%) Sun Certification
8 11 (1.02%) CCNA
9 10 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.65%) CCDP
10 7 (0.65%) ISEB
11 6 (0.56%) CCDE
11 6 (0.56%) CCIE
11 6 (0.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.56%) PhD
12 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.37%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.95%) GDPR
2 20 (1.85%) QA
3 11 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.46%) WCAG
5 4 (0.37%) NIST
5 4 (0.37%) P3O
5 4 (0.37%) PMO
5 4 (0.37%) SLA
6 3 (0.28%) Basel III
6 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.093%) COBIT
8 1 (0.093%) GMP
8 1 (0.093%) HL7
8 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (15.76%) Docker
2 50 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.93%) vSphere
5 6 (0.56%) HDFS
5 6 (0.56%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.46%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.46%) OpenDJ
6 5 (0.46%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.28%) Xen
9 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.19%) Varnish
10 1 (0.093%) iptables
10 1 (0.093%) LXC
Systems Management
1 253 (23.45%) Kubernetes
2 136 (12.60%) Terraform
3 114 (10.57%) Ansible
4 62 (5.75%) Puppet
5 56 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.41%) Salt
7 18 (1.67%) SCCM
8 11 (1.02%) Argo
9 8 (0.74%) Kibana
9 8 (0.74%) Packer
10 7 (0.65%) Istio
11 6 (0.56%) Grafana
11 6 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.46%) Mesos
13 4 (0.37%) CloudForms
13 4 (0.37%) logstash
13 4 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 3 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
15 2 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
15 2 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 151 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.49%) Oracle
3 44 (4.08%) Adobe
4 43 (3.99%) Splunk
5 32 (2.97%) Apple
6 30 (2.78%) Tableau
7 29 (2.69%) IBM
8 24 (2.22%) Cisco
9 22 (2.04%) MuleSoft
10 21 (1.95%) Facebook
10 21 (1.95%) VMware
11 19 (1.76%) SAP
12 15 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (1.20%) TIBCO
14 11 (1.02%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.93%) Hortonworks
16 9 (0.83%) Dynatrace
16 9 (0.83%) Twitter
17 8 (0.74%) Informatica
18 7 (0.65%) Red Hat