Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 200 237
Rank change year-on-year +68 +37 +33
Contract jobs citing Google 2,072 1,321 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 1.34% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 3.10% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,343 860 794
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £263 £185 £210
90th Percentile £663 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +9.68% -6.06% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 29
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £27.16 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.64% +50.89% -16.82%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £13.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.50 £38.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £25.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -38.15% +42.36% -36.84%

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 43,165 42,567 47,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 43.33% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,772 26,200 29,262
UK median daily rate £450 £427 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +3.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,659 1,398 1,652
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.55 £47.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% -3.80% +2.94%

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 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +67 1,964 £475 +11.76% 920
London +63 1,231 £513 +13.89% 419
UK excluding London +37 796 £425 +9.68% 545
South East +28 253 £450 - 138
Midlands +41 184 £400 +30.61% 93
West Midlands +41 166 £425 +41.67% 52
North of England +20 161 £450 +26.76% 153
East of England +15 78 £375 +32.10% 42
Yorkshire 0 75 £450 +12.50% 62
North West -3 60 £400 +33.33% 79
South West -16 55 £425 +9.68% 75
Scotland -13 54 £400 - 28
North East 0 27 £545 +50.34% 12
East Midlands -8 17 £350 +7.69% 41
Wales -15 13 £613 +19.51% 12
Northern Ireland +36 3 £500 +21.21% 4

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 879 (42.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 743 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
3 726 (35.04%) Amazon AWS
4 524 (25.29%) Java
4 524 (25.29%) Analytics
5 518 (25.00%) DevOps
6 512 (24.71%) Python
7 502 (24.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 488 (23.55%) Linux
9 476 (22.97%) JavaScript
10 413 (19.93%) Jenkins
11 409 (19.74%) SQL
12 407 (19.64%) Docker
13 393 (18.97%) Google Analytics
14 370 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
15 294 (14.19%) HTML
16 280 (13.51%) Git (software)
17 270 (13.03%) Finance
18 267 (12.89%) Kubernetes
19 264 (12.74%) Windows
19 264 (12.74%) CSS
20 262 (12.64%) Ansible
21 250 (12.07%) Microsoft
22 249 (12.02%) Microservices
23 238 (11.49%) Node.js
24 235 (11.34%) TDD
25 232 (11.20%) Test Automation
26 229 (11.05%) Configuration Management
27 224 (10.81%) Puppet
28 219 (10.57%) Scrum

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
1 133 (6.42%) Apache
2 108 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 105 (5.07%) Confluence
4 104 (5.02%) nginx
5 87 (4.20%) Apache Spark
6 76 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
7 64 (3.09%) CMS
8 53 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 48 (2.32%) IIS
10 47 (2.27%) JBoss
11 45 (2.17%) Jetty
12 43 (2.08%) SharePoint
13 42 (2.03%) WebSphere
14 35 (1.69%) Mongrel
15 34 (1.64%) WordPress
16 30 (1.45%) OpenStack
16 30 (1.45%) SAS
17 22 (1.06%) MS Exchange
17 22 (1.06%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 65 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.17%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.53%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.48%) Fireworks
8 10 (0.48%) InVision
9 8 (0.39%) InDesign
10 7 (0.34%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.34%) SPSS
11 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.24%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.24%) UXPin
13 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
14 3 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.097%) HipChat
16 1 (0.048%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) WebTrends
2 9 (0.43%) Eloqua
3 6 (0.29%) SessionCam
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.097%) FastStats
6 2 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.048%) Magento
7 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.048%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 879 (42.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 726 (35.04%) Amazon AWS
3 502 (24.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 393 (18.97%) Google Analytics
5 139 (6.71%) GitHub
6 109 (5.26%) G Suite
7 85 (4.10%) Google Tag Manager
7 85 (4.10%) Office 365
8 77 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (2.80%) Adobe Analytics
9 58 (2.80%) Google App Engine
10 52 (2.51%) PaaS
11 49 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
12 42 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
13 40 (1.93%) Google Play
13 40 (1.93%) OpenShift
14 39 (1.88%) IaaS
14 39 (1.88%) SaaS
15 35 (1.69%) Serverless
16 25 (1.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 150 (7.24%) HTTP
2 114 (5.50%) TCP/IP
3 105 (5.07%) SSL
4 75 (3.62%) DNS
5 44 (2.12%) DHCP
6 37 (1.79%) Firewall
7 34 (1.64%) Internet
8 33 (1.59%) FTP
8 33 (1.59%) IPsec
9 19 (0.92%) VPN
9 19 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.87%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.63%) Skype
11 13 (0.63%) Wireless
12 12 (0.58%) LAN
12 12 (0.58%) SMS
13 9 (0.43%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.43%) WAN
14 8 (0.39%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (7.96%) MongoDB
2 157 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 146 (7.05%) Big Data
4 123 (5.94%) BigQuery
5 117 (5.65%) SQL Server
6 115 (5.55%) Relational Database
7 108 (5.21%) Hadoop
8 98 (4.73%) MySQL
9 67 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
11 47 (2.27%) Apache Hive
12 45 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 42 (2.03%) Power BI
14 35 (1.69%) HBase
15 26 (1.25%) RDBMS
16 23 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 21 (1.01%) SQLite
18 20 (0.97%) Redis
19 19 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
20 18 (0.87%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 413 (19.93%) Jenkins
2 280 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 217 (10.47%) JIRA
4 131 (6.32%) Selenium
5 94 (4.54%) Cucumber
5 94 (4.54%) JUnit
6 80 (3.86%) Ant
7 76 (3.67%) Maven
8 74 (3.57%) Subversion
9 63 (3.04%) IntelliJ
10 62 (2.99%) gulp
11 61 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 60 (2.90%) Travis CI
13 58 (2.80%) Gatling
14 50 (2.41%) Grunt
15 49 (2.36%) Sublime Text
16 47 (2.27%) Bitbucket
17 45 (2.17%) Vagrant
18 44 (2.12%) Hudson
19 42 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 270 (13.03%) Finance
2 205 (9.89%) Marketing
3 118 (5.69%) Banking
4 73 (3.52%) Retail
5 50 (2.41%) Publishing
6 42 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.69%) Advertising
8 30 (1.45%) Games
9 20 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.77%) Law
11 13 (0.63%) Automotive
11 13 (0.63%) Electronics
11 13 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.58%) Legal
12 12 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.53%) Billing
13 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.43%) French Language
15 8 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 651 (31.42%) Developer
2 247 (11.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 242 (11.68%) Analyst
4 172 (8.30%) Architect
5 134 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
6 131 (6.32%) Java Developer
7 82 (3.96%) Cloud Architect
8 81 (3.91%) Senior Developer
9 78 (3.76%) Scala Developer
10 76 (3.67%) Consultant
11 69 (3.33%) Data Engineer
12 60 (2.90%) Software Engineer
13 55 (2.65%) React Developer
14 52 (2.51%) Data Analyst
15 51 (2.46%) Business Analyst
16 47 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 46 (2.22%) Web Analyst
18 45 (2.17%) Cloud Developer
19 44 (2.12%) Project Manager
20 43 (2.08%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (14.19%) HTML
2 264 (12.74%) CSS
3 238 (11.49%) Node.js
4 172 (8.30%) AngularJS
5 171 (8.25%) RESTful
6 159 (7.67%) REST
7 157 (7.58%) Web Services
8 150 (7.24%) .NET
9 149 (7.19%) Spring
10 138 (6.66%) JSON
11 136 (6.56%) HTML5
12 134 (6.47%) React
13 108 (5.21%) Kafka
14 96 (4.63%) jQuery
15 94 (4.54%) XML
16 89 (4.30%) Play Framework
16 89 (4.30%) Servlets
17 83 (4.01%) Gherkin
17 83 (4.01%) Sass
18 61 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 165 (7.96%) User Experience
2 149 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 97 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 74 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 73 (3.52%) Public Cloud
7 60 (2.90%) Social Media
8 57 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
9 47 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 46 (2.22%) Device Driver
11 43 (2.08%) Data Centre
12 37 (1.79%) Management Information System
13 35 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 35 (1.69%) Smartphone
14 27 (1.30%) Fintech
14 27 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
15 23 (1.11%) Cloud Native
15 23 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.97%) Blog
17 19 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 488 (23.55%) Linux
2 264 (12.74%) Windows
3 159 (7.67%) Android
4 127 (6.13%) Unix
5 126 (6.08%) Ubuntu
6 101 (4.87%) Apple iOS
7 77 (3.72%) CentOS
8 62 (2.99%) Windows Server
9 51 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.54%) Mac OS X
11 25 (1.21%) Mac OS
12 24 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.82%) DC/OS
14 16 (0.77%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.72%) Windows 10
16 14 (0.68%) Debian
16 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (0.58%) Solaris
18 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (25.29%) Analytics
3 518 (25.00%) DevOps
4 370 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 249 (12.02%) Microservices
6 235 (11.34%) TDD
7 232 (11.20%) Test Automation
8 229 (11.05%) Configuration Management
9 219 (10.57%) Scrum
10 194 (9.36%) Open Source
10 194 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
11 189 (9.12%) Migration
12 148 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 143 (6.90%) Web Development
14 134 (6.47%) Software Engineering
15 125 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
16 120 (5.79%) SEO
17 105 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
17 105 (5.07%) Kanban
18 102 (4.92%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 524 (25.29%) Java
2 512 (24.71%) Python
3 476 (22.97%) JavaScript
4 409 (19.74%) SQL
5 184 (8.88%) C#
6 181 (8.74%) Ruby
7 162 (7.82%) Scala
8 161 (7.77%) Go
9 139 (6.71%) Bash Shell
10 82 (3.96%) C++
11 74 (3.57%) Java 8
11 74 (3.57%) Perl
12 72 (3.47%) PHP
13 67 (3.23%) Groovy
14 64 (3.09%) PowerShell
15 47 (2.27%) Haskell
16 43 (2.08%) ES6
17 41 (1.98%) C
18 38 (1.83%) TypeScript
19 37 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 138 (6.66%) Degree
2 94 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 81 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.77%) PhD
8 15 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 15 (0.72%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.68%) MCSE
10 13 (0.63%) CISSP
11 12 (0.58%) A+ Certification
11 12 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.58%) MCP
12 11 (0.53%) MCDST
12 11 (0.53%) NVQ Level 3
13 9 (0.43%) CISA
13 9 (0.43%) CISM
13 9 (0.43%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.62%) QA
2 38 (1.83%) GDPR
3 18 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.58%) PSD2
5 10 (0.48%) SLA
6 9 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
6 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.34%) PMO
8 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.19%) WCAG
11 2 (0.097%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.048%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 407 (19.64%) Docker
2 101 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 40 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (1.83%) Xen
6 37 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 29 (1.40%) VirtualBox
8 17 (0.82%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.68%) HDFS
10 13 (0.63%) vSphere
11 9 (0.43%) OpenAM
12 7 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.29%) KVM
13 6 (0.29%) XenApp
14 5 (0.24%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 4 (0.19%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
17 2 (0.097%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 267 (12.89%) Kubernetes
2 262 (12.64%) Ansible
3 224 (10.81%) Puppet
4 190 (9.17%) Terraform
5 146 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
6 107 (5.16%) Kibana
7 103 (4.97%) Grafana
8 53 (2.56%) Nagios
9 44 (2.12%) Packer
9 44 (2.12%) Prometheus
10 33 (1.59%) logstash
11 29 (1.40%) Icinga
12 24 (1.16%) Salt
13 23 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
14 22 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.97%) SCCM
16 18 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
16 18 (0.87%) Mesos
17 16 (0.77%) Graphite
18 15 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 250 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 156 (7.53%) Adobe
3 123 (5.94%) VMware
4 92 (4.44%) Oracle
5 78 (3.76%) Tableau
6 77 (3.72%) Apple
7 76 (3.67%) Red Hat
8 72 (3.47%) Splunk
9 62 (2.99%) IBM
10 40 (1.93%) New Relic
11 39 (1.88%) Tealium
12 35 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
13 34 (1.64%) Twitter
14 32 (1.54%) Citrix
14 32 (1.54%) Facebook
15 29 (1.40%) Atlassian
16 28 (1.35%) Apigee
17 26 (1.25%) Cisco
18 24 (1.16%) SAP
19 21 (1.01%) AppDynamics