Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 90 135
Rank change year-on-year +2 +45 +70
Contract jobs citing Google 808 2,316 2,072
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 2.62% 2.01%
As % of the Vendors category 6.07% 6.11% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 1,648 1,383
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £750 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -6.39% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 60 54
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +98.74% -41.64%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £35.20 £46.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -10.42% +51.42% -38.15%

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 13,303 37,915 43,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.75% 42.93% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,057 23,748 26,808
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.39%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 1,428 1,667
Median hourly rate £32.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.34 £52.50 £46.35
Median hourly rate £25.17 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +34.57% +13.33% -2.24%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2020.

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 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 +2 737 £550 +10.00% 454
London +1 537 £600 +14.29% 200
UK excluding London -14 192 £421 -6.39% 281
Work from Home -3 137 £500 -4.76% 62
North of England -2 58 £425 - 83
Midlands +26 42 £393 -17.37% 47
South East +28 37 £415 -7.78% 54
South West +59 29 £480 +6.67% 42
West Midlands +6 26 £413 -4.35% 25
Yorkshire +3 24 £423 -6.11% 32
North East +28 18 £425 +4.29% 11
East Midlands +52 16 £359 -28.25% 22
North West +14 15 £389 -2.81% 40
Scotland +14 10 £354 -32.57% 13
Wales +34 9 £463 +2.78% 8
East of England +60 7 £335 -29.47% 28

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 571 (70.67%) GCP
2 404 (50.00%) AWS
3 371 (45.92%) Azure
4 364 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
5 327 (40.47%) Python
6 308 (38.12%) Java
7 297 (36.76%) DevOps
8 271 (33.54%) Finance
9 246 (30.45%) Web Services
10 211 (26.11%) Asset Management
11 201 (24.88%) Kubernetes
12 197 (24.38%) Software Engineering
13 194 (24.01%) Investment Management
14 193 (23.89%) Hedge funds
15 192 (23.76%) Banking
16 188 (23.27%) JavaScript
17 168 (20.79%) Microservices
18 148 (18.32%) SQL
19 147 (18.19%) Docker
20 139 (17.20%) Jenkins
21 134 (16.58%) Analytics
21 134 (16.58%) React
22 126 (15.59%) Derivative
23 125 (15.47%) Fixed Income
24 117 (14.48%) AngularJS
25 112 (13.86%) SQL Server
26 109 (13.49%) Serverless
27 107 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
28 106 (13.12%) Vue.js
29 105 (13.00%) Front Office

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
1 103 (12.75%) Apache
2 29 (3.59%) Confluence
3 24 (2.97%) CMS
4 22 (2.72%) nginx
5 21 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 20 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (1.24%) Headless CMS
9 7 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.87%) WordPress
10 6 (0.74%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.74%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.62%) Drupal
11 5 (0.62%) Tornado
11 5 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.50%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.50%) Gunicorn
12 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.87%) Sketch
5 5 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.50%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.50%) Figma
6 4 (0.50%) LibreOffice
6 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.50%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.37%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 571 (70.67%) GCP
2 404 (50.00%) AWS
3 371 (45.92%) Azure
4 109 (13.49%) Serverless
5 94 (11.63%) AWS Lambda
6 92 (11.39%) Google Analytics
7 86 (10.64%) Amazon ECS
8 76 (9.41%) Apigee
9 47 (5.82%) PaaS
10 38 (4.70%) GitHub
11 29 (3.59%) IaaS
12 27 (3.34%) Office 365
13 23 (2.85%) G Suite
13 23 (2.85%) Google Tag Manager
14 22 (2.72%) Firebase
15 19 (2.35%) npm
16 12 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (1.36%) Google Play
18 10 (1.24%) Power Platform
18 10 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.22%) Firewall
2 19 (2.35%) DNS
3 17 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.73%) HTTP
5 12 (1.49%) SSL
6 11 (1.36%) Skype
7 8 (0.99%) VPN
8 7 (0.87%) Network Security
9 6 (0.74%) DHCP
9 6 (0.74%) Internet
9 6 (0.74%) WAN
9 6 (0.74%) Wireless
10 5 (0.62%) Broadband
10 5 (0.62%) LAN
11 4 (0.50%) Intranet
11 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.37%) WLAN
13 2 (0.25%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 107 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
3 99 (12.25%) MySQL
4 89 (11.01%) Amazon Redshift
5 61 (7.55%) BigQuery
6 60 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (4.58%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.47%) Big Data
9 21 (2.60%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.11%) Power BI
12 8 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.99%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.74%) QlikView
15 5 (0.62%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.62%) DataStage
15 5 (0.62%) HBase
15 5 (0.62%) Snowflake Schema
15 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 139 (17.20%) Jenkins
2 83 (10.27%) GitLab
3 80 (9.90%) Git (software)
4 70 (8.66%) Artifactory
5 52 (6.44%) RStudio
6 51 (6.31%) JIRA
7 28 (3.47%) Maven
8 25 (3.09%) CircleCI
9 21 (2.60%) Gradle
10 19 (2.35%) Travis CI
11 18 (2.23%) JUnit
12 16 (1.98%) gulp
13 14 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (1.61%) Selenium
15 12 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (1.49%) Bitbucket
16 9 (1.11%) SonarQube
17 8 (0.99%) Android Studio
17 8 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 271 (33.54%) Finance
2 192 (23.76%) Banking
3 105 (13.00%) Front Office
4 73 (9.03%) Investment Banking
5 41 (5.07%) Marketing
6 39 (4.83%) Back Office
7 37 (4.58%) Public Sector
8 17 (2.10%) Retail
9 15 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.73%) Publishing
11 8 (0.99%) Advertising
12 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.74%) Electronics
14 4 (0.50%) Billing
14 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.37%) Games
15 3 (0.37%) Local Government
16 2 (0.25%) Legal
16 2 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 280 (34.65%) Developer
2 142 (17.57%) Architect
3 131 (16.21%) AWS Engineer
4 118 (14.60%) AWS Developer
5 90 (11.14%) Software Engineer
6 80 (9.90%) Java Developer
7 76 (9.41%) Cloud Architect
8 74 (9.16%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 70 (8.66%) Java Engineer
10 66 (8.17%) AWS Software Engineer
11 52 (6.44%) JavaScript Developer
12 51 (6.31%) Analyst
13 50 (6.19%) Python Developer
14 46 (5.69%) Java Software Developer
14 46 (5.69%) Java Software Engineer
15 42 (5.20%) SQL Developer
16 41 (5.07%) JavaScript Engineer
17 40 (4.95%) Data Engineer
17 40 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
18 38 (4.70%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (30.45%) Web Services
2 134 (16.58%) React
3 117 (14.48%) AngularJS
4 106 (13.12%) Vue.js
5 100 (12.38%) Node.js
6 84 (10.40%) gRPC
7 83 (10.27%) OAuth
8 71 (8.79%) Swagger
9 61 (7.55%) CSS
10 60 (7.43%) HTML
11 44 (5.45%) REST
12 37 (4.58%) .NET
13 31 (3.84%) HTML5
14 26 (3.22%) CSS3
15 25 (3.09%) JSON
16 23 (2.85%) .NET Core
16 23 (2.85%) J2EE
17 18 (2.23%) ASP.NET
17 18 (2.23%) RESTful
18 17 (2.10%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 193 (23.89%) Hedge funds
2 126 (15.59%) Derivative
3 125 (15.47%) Fixed Income
4 104 (12.87%) Equities
4 104 (12.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 75 (9.28%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (4.46%) User Experience
8 21 (2.60%) Credit Derivative
9 19 (2.35%) Cloud Native
9 19 (2.35%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.10%) Social Media
12 10 (1.24%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.74%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.43%) Windows
2 54 (6.68%) Linux
3 46 (5.69%) Android
4 33 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.98%) Unix
6 15 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.74%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.37%) Fedora
9 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.12%) tvOS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (36.76%) DevOps
3 211 (26.11%) Asset Management
4 197 (24.38%) Software Engineering
5 194 (24.01%) Investment Management
6 168 (20.79%) Microservices
7 134 (16.58%) Analytics
8 97 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 94 (11.63%) Decision-Making
10 85 (10.52%) Scrum
11 71 (8.79%) Business Analysis
11 71 (8.79%) Portfolio Management
12 70 (8.66%) Migration
13 59 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (5.94%) Front End Development
15 45 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
16 44 (5.45%) Open Source
16 44 (5.45%) Test Automation
17 43 (5.32%) ETL
18 38 (4.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 327 (40.47%) Python
2 308 (38.12%) Java
3 188 (23.27%) JavaScript
4 148 (18.32%) SQL
5 44 (5.45%) C#
6 33 (4.08%) Go
7 30 (3.71%) TypeScript
8 29 (3.59%) C
9 27 (3.34%) Scala
10 26 (3.22%) R
11 17 (2.10%) C++
12 15 (1.86%) Ruby
13 14 (1.73%) Groovy
14 13 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.61%) Kotlin
15 12 (1.49%) Perl
16 11 (1.36%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.24%) Apple Swift
18 9 (1.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.21%) Degree
3 31 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.09%) Sun Certification
5 16 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.50%) CISSP
10 3 (0.37%) CCIE
10 3 (0.37%) CCNP
10 3 (0.37%) CISM
10 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.37%) PhD
11 2 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.25%) PMP
11 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.98%) QA
2 12 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.99%) GDPR
4 7 (0.87%) WCAG
5 6 (0.74%) NIST
5 6 (0.74%) SLA
6 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) GMP
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 147 (18.19%) Docker
2 27 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.99%) vSphere
6 6 (0.74%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.62%) HDFS
8 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.25%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.25%) vCloud
10 2 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 201 (24.88%) Kubernetes
2 70 (8.66%) Terraform
3 63 (7.80%) Ansible
4 29 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.60%) Argo
6 19 (2.35%) Puppet
7 13 (1.61%) SCCM
8 6 (0.74%) Grafana
8 6 (0.74%) Kibana
8 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.62%) Istio
9 5 (0.62%) Nagios
10 3 (0.37%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.37%) Icinga
10 3 (0.37%) logstash
10 3 (0.37%) Opsview
10 3 (0.37%) Packer
10 3 (0.37%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.37%) Salt
10 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 81 (10.02%) Oracle
2 79 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.71%) Splunk
4 23 (2.85%) Apple
5 22 (2.72%) Adobe
6 21 (2.60%) VMware
7 20 (2.48%) SAP
8 12 (1.49%) MuleSoft
8 12 (1.49%) Tableau
9 11 (1.36%) IBM
10 10 (1.24%) AppDynamics
11 9 (1.11%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.99%) Facebook
13 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.74%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.74%) Cisco
14 6 (0.74%) Hortonworks
14 6 (0.74%) HP
15 5 (0.62%) New Relic