Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 234 265
Rank change year-on-year +33 +31 +42
Contract jobs citing Google 1321 1161 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 3.11% 2.44% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 794 712
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £185 £210 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 49
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £18.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.89% -16.82% +10.97%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.50 £38.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.63 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +42.36% -36.84% +62.86%

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 42448 47545 49981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.23% 44.87% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26127 29188 29395
UK median daily rate £429 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.69% +3.44% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1398 1651 2211
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.80% +2.94% +3.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 1230 £425 +2.41% 338
London +9 721 £450 +5.88% 137
UK excluding London +89 570 £388 -6.06% 207
South East +56 176 £450 +12.50% 40
North of England +57 116 £355 -13.94% 71
Midlands +25 102 £306 -26.20% 54
West Midlands +32 74 £300 -27.71% 23
South West +24 55 £388 +3.33% 16
East of England +19 53 £284 -5.38% 20
Scotland +51 52 £400 +37.93% 5
Yorkshire +25 52 £400 - 24
North West +29 42 £300 -28.57% 44
East Midlands -7 28 £325 -44.21% 30
North East +75 20 £363 -9.94% 3
Wales -8 10 £513 +15.49% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £413 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 417 (31.57%) Analytics
2 380 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 333 (25.21%) Google Analytics
4 315 (23.85%) Java
5 314 (23.77%) Amazon AWS
6 291 (22.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 268 (20.29%) HTML
8 260 (19.68%) Linux
8 260 (19.68%) Python
9 253 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 242 (18.32%) CSS
11 209 (15.82%) Jenkins
12 202 (15.29%) DevOps
13 193 (14.61%) SQL
13 193 (14.61%) Marketing
14 189 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (13.70%) Open Source
16 176 (13.32%) Git (software)
17 173 (13.10%) Finance
18 172 (13.02%) JIRA
19 162 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
20 157 (11.88%) HTML5
21 156 (11.81%) Test Automation
22 153 (11.58%) REST
23 151 (11.43%) CSS3
24 150 (11.36%) Windows
25 149 (11.28%) Microsoft
26 144 (10.90%) Scala
27 143 (10.83%) Ruby
28 141 (10.67%) 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
1 101 (7.65%) Confluence
2 91 (6.89%) Apache Spark
3 63 (4.77%) Apache
4 59 (4.47%) CMS
5 55 (4.16%) Tomcat
6 35 (2.65%) IIS
7 34 (2.57%) nginx
8 31 (2.35%) Drupal
9 25 (1.89%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (1.74%) SharePoint
11 22 (1.67%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.59%) JBoss
13 15 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (1.14%) WordPress
14 14 (1.06%) Jetty
14 14 (1.06%) Mongrel
15 12 (0.91%) MS Exchange
16 10 (0.76%) SAS
16 10 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 78 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (1.06%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.53%) InVision
8 5 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.30%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.23%) InDesign
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.23%) SPSS
11 2 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.076%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.076%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.06%) WebTrends
2 11 (0.83%) NetSuite
2 11 (0.83%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.15%) Data Workbench
3 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.076%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.076%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.076%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 333 (25.21%) Google Analytics
2 314 (23.77%) Amazon AWS
3 291 (22.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 162 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 121 (9.16%) G Suite
6 55 (4.16%) GitHub
7 42 (3.18%) Google Play
8 40 (3.03%) Office 365
9 35 (2.65%) PaaS
10 31 (2.35%) Adobe Analytics
11 30 (2.27%) Google App Engine
11 30 (2.27%) Google Tag Manager
12 29 (2.20%) AdWords
13 27 (2.04%) IaaS
14 25 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (1.89%) OpenShift
15 24 (1.82%) npm
16 23 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (9.31%) HTTP
2 50 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 44 (3.33%) DNS
4 37 (2.80%) SSL
5 32 (2.42%) DHCP
6 29 (2.20%) Internet
7 24 (1.82%) Firewall
8 23 (1.74%) VPN
9 18 (1.36%) SAN
10 16 (1.21%) Wireless
11 15 (1.14%) FTP
12 14 (1.06%) IPsec
13 12 (0.91%) LAN
13 12 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (0.76%) NAS
15 9 (0.68%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.68%) VoIP
15 9 (0.68%) WAN
16 7 (0.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.08%) Big Data
2 93 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 91 (6.89%) Hadoop
4 63 (4.77%) MySQL
5 62 (4.69%) SQL Server
6 51 (3.86%) Apache Hive
6 51 (3.86%) NoSQL
7 49 (3.71%) MongoDB
8 47 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (2.95%) BigQuery
10 35 (2.65%) HBase
11 32 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (1.59%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
15 12 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.91%) Power BI
16 11 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 209 (15.82%) Jenkins
2 176 (13.32%) Git (software)
3 172 (13.02%) JIRA
4 96 (7.27%) JUnit
5 93 (7.04%) Subversion
6 47 (3.56%) Selenium
7 36 (2.73%) Maven
8 31 (2.35%) gulp
9 30 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 29 (2.20%) Grunt
11 25 (1.89%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.36%) webpack
13 16 (1.21%) Ant
13 16 (1.21%) Gradle
13 16 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
13 16 (1.21%) Travis CI
14 15 (1.14%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.14%) Bower
14 15 (1.14%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.14%) Jasmine
General
1 193 (14.61%) Marketing
2 173 (13.10%) Finance
3 82 (6.21%) Banking
4 68 (5.15%) Retail
5 56 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.57%) Advertising
8 31 (2.35%) Electronics
9 28 (2.12%) Publishing
10 26 (1.97%) Automotive
10 26 (1.97%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.67%) Games
12 13 (0.98%) Legal
13 11 (0.83%) Front Office
13 11 (0.83%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.83%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.53%) French Language
15 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.30%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 426 (32.25%) Developer
2 211 (15.97%) Analyst
3 109 (8.25%) Java Developer
4 93 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 71 (5.37%) Architect
6 69 (5.22%) Scala Developer
7 66 (5.00%) Consultant
8 60 (4.54%) Senior Developer
9 54 (4.09%) Data Engineer
10 48 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 45 (3.41%) Big Data Engineer
12 44 (3.33%) Web Analyst
13 43 (3.26%) Business Analyst
14 42 (3.18%) Android Developer
15 41 (3.10%) Digital Analyst
16 34 (2.57%) JavaScript Developer
16 34 (2.57%) Project Manager
17 30 (2.27%) Cloud Architect
17 30 (2.27%) Support Analyst
18 26 (1.97%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (20.29%) HTML
2 242 (18.32%) CSS
3 157 (11.88%) HTML5
4 153 (11.58%) REST
5 151 (11.43%) CSS3
6 141 (10.67%) JSON
7 134 (10.14%) Spring
8 127 (9.61%) Web Services
9 108 (8.18%) Ajax
10 103 (7.80%) AngularJS
10 103 (7.80%) RESTful
11 95 (7.19%) Guice
11 95 (7.19%) Play Framework
12 94 (7.12%) Node.js
13 85 (6.43%) Ruby on Rails
14 83 (6.28%) Django
15 73 (5.53%) .NET
16 71 (5.37%) Spring MVC
17 67 (5.07%) React
18 58 (4.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (8.63%) User Experience
3 44 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 40 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 34 (2.57%) Social Media
7 25 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 24 (1.82%) Fintech
9 23 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 12 (0.91%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.68%) Digital Media
16 8 (0.61%) Blog
16 8 (0.61%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.61%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 260 (19.68%) Linux
2 150 (11.36%) Windows
3 103 (7.80%) Android
4 75 (5.68%) Unix
5 70 (5.30%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.65%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.29%) CentOS
10 16 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.15%) AIX
17 2 (0.15%) Solaris
17 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (31.57%) Analytics
2 380 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (15.29%) DevOps
4 189 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
5 181 (13.70%) Open Source
6 156 (11.81%) Test Automation
7 125 (9.46%) Configuration Management
8 115 (8.71%) Scrum
9 111 (8.40%) Responsive Web Design
10 107 (8.10%) TDD
11 103 (7.80%) E-Commerce
12 102 (7.72%) Web Design
13 101 (7.65%) MVC
14 100 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
15 92 (6.96%) Digital Marketing
16 81 (6.13%) SEO
17 71 (5.37%) Migration
18 70 (5.30%) OWASP
19 69 (5.22%) Microservices
20 67 (5.07%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 315 (23.85%) Java
2 260 (19.68%) Python
3 253 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 193 (14.61%) SQL
5 144 (10.90%) Scala
6 143 (10.83%) Ruby
7 122 (9.24%) C#
8 50 (3.79%) Go
8 50 (3.79%) PHP
9 39 (2.95%) R
10 36 (2.73%) Perl
11 18 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.36%) C++
12 14 (1.06%) C
13 13 (0.98%) Groovy
14 12 (0.91%) ES6
14 12 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.91%) VBA
15 10 (0.76%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (5.53%) Security Cleared
2 64 (4.84%) Degree
3 54 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
5 20 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.68%) MCSE
7 9 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.61%) MCITP
8 8 (0.61%) MCSA
8 8 (0.61%) PhD
9 7 (0.53%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.53%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.38%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.95%) QA
2 22 (1.67%) GCP
3 16 (1.21%) SLA
4 12 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.76%) HL7
7 6 (0.45%) GDPR
8 4 (0.30%) MiFID
9 3 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.076%) FATCA
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 138 (10.45%) Docker
2 70 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 38 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.36%) HDFS
5 16 (1.21%) vSphere
6 15 (1.14%) Xen
7 12 (0.91%) XenApp
8 11 (0.83%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.76%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.76%) LXC
9 10 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.53%) vCloud
11 6 (0.45%) GPFS
12 4 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.15%) XenServer
15 1 (0.076%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.076%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 101 (7.65%) Puppet
2 97 (7.34%) Kubernetes
3 83 (6.28%) Ansible
4 67 (5.07%) Terraform
5 60 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.89%) SCCM
7 20 (1.51%) Kibana
8 16 (1.21%) Packer
9 14 (1.06%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.76%) Grafana
11 9 (0.68%) Ambari
12 8 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.61%) Oozie
13 7 (0.53%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.53%) Consul
13 7 (0.53%) logstash
14 6 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.45%) vRealize
15 5 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 149 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.60%) Adobe
3 66 (5.00%) Apple
4 59 (4.47%) VMware
5 56 (4.24%) Tableau
6 49 (3.71%) Oracle
7 48 (3.63%) Twitter
8 41 (3.10%) Facebook
9 38 (2.88%) SAP
10 30 (2.27%) Splunk
11 25 (1.89%) Citrix
12 23 (1.74%) Cisco
12 23 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (1.67%) Hortonworks
13 22 (1.67%) IBM
13 22 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.51%) Sitecore
15 18 (1.36%) Omniture
16 16 (1.21%) Coremetrics
16 16 (1.21%) HP