Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 114 180
Rank change year-on-year +27 +66 +55
Contract jobs citing Google 1,878 2,350 1,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.36% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 5.99% 5.58% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,260 1,488 1,018
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £197
90th Percentile £688 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 51
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £15.85 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.72% -40.40% +47.75%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.25 £12.60
90th Percentile £35.86 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.42 £15.85 £16.18
% change year-on-year +3.60% -2.01% -15.97%

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 31,359 42,080 42,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.41% 42.25% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,426 26,046 26,610
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £223 £258 £231
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,342 1,528 1,394
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.26% +2.68%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.75 £10.57
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Top 15 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 24 January 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 +21 1,760 £500 - 969
London +14 1,077 £525 - 431
UK excluding London +40 775 £450 +5.88% 583
South East +28 209 £458 +6.71% 102
North of England +32 207 £430 +1.18% 215
South West +71 140 £425 - 59
North West +23 87 £400 -1.84% 126
Midlands -18 78 £400 -8.57% 93
Yorkshire +21 74 £450 +5.88% 66
Scotland +25 63 £525 +40.00% 26
West Midlands -27 57 £369 -18.06% 53
North East +40 47 £475 - 23
East of England +13 46 £450 +104.55% 68
Wales +42 41 £475 -9.95% 16
East Midlands +19 21 £450 +25.00% 40

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 1,017 (54.15%) GCP
2 633 (33.71%) AWS
3 590 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
4 566 (30.14%) Python
5 486 (25.88%) Azure
6 454 (24.17%) DevOps
7 388 (20.66%) Java
8 374 (19.91%) Kubernetes
9 370 (19.70%) Analytics
10 306 (16.29%) Docker
11 293 (15.60%) Microsoft
12 288 (15.34%) Linux
13 278 (14.80%) SQL
14 265 (14.11%) Microservices
15 263 (14.00%) JavaScript
16 260 (13.84%) Jenkins
17 248 (13.21%) Finance
17 248 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
18 242 (12.89%) Google Analytics
19 222 (11.82%) Windows
20 215 (11.45%) Terraform
21 204 (10.86%) HTML
22 203 (10.81%) Scrum
23 193 (10.28%) CSS
24 189 (10.06%) Git (software)
25 188 (10.01%) JIRA
26 186 (9.90%) Node.js
27 176 (9.37%) Software Engineering
28 173 (9.21%) Test Automation
29 166 (8.84%) Ansible

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
1 111 (5.91%) Confluence
2 102 (5.43%) Apache
3 78 (4.15%) Apache Spark
4 65 (3.46%) Tomcat
5 59 (3.14%) nginx
6 44 (2.34%) IIS
7 39 (2.08%) CMS
8 37 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 36 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
10 31 (1.65%) Jetty
10 31 (1.65%) Mongrel
10 31 (1.65%) SharePoint
11 29 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (1.01%) Jupyter
12 19 (1.01%) OpenStack
13 18 (0.96%) JBoss
14 17 (0.91%) MS Exchange
14 17 (0.91%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 22 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.91%) Sketch
7 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.37%) InDesign
9 7 (0.37%) InVision
10 6 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.32%) Zeplin
11 5 (0.27%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.27%) UserZoom
12 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.11%) Marvel
14 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.06%) FINCAD Analytics
2 11 (0.59%) SessionCam
3 7 (0.37%) Magento
4 6 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.16%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.16%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.053%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.053%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.053%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.053%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.053%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,017 (54.15%) GCP
2 633 (33.71%) AWS
3 486 (25.88%) Azure
4 242 (12.89%) Google Analytics
5 119 (6.34%) GitHub
6 97 (5.17%) Office 365
7 95 (5.06%) G Suite
8 73 (3.89%) Serverless
9 69 (3.67%) IaaS
10 65 (3.46%) SaaS
11 63 (3.35%) PaaS
12 59 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
13 53 (2.82%) Google App Engine
14 51 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
15 43 (2.29%) Power Platform
16 36 (1.92%) Firebase
17 31 (1.65%) Adobe Analytics
17 31 (1.65%) Google Tag Manager
18 30 (1.60%) Slack
18 30 (1.60%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 124 (6.60%) HTTP
2 105 (5.59%) DNS
3 95 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 69 (3.67%) SSL
5 66 (3.51%) DHCP
6 52 (2.77%) Internet
7 49 (2.61%) Firewall
8 33 (1.76%) IPsec
9 32 (1.70%) FTP
10 28 (1.49%) Skype
11 22 (1.17%) VPN
12 19 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.91%) WAN
14 13 (0.69%) SNMP
14 13 (0.69%) Wireless
15 11 (0.59%) LAN
16 10 (0.53%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.53%) VoIP
17 9 (0.48%) Broadband
17 9 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (8.73%) BigQuery
2 139 (7.40%) Big Data
3 107 (5.70%) NoSQL
4 104 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
5 99 (5.27%) SQL Server
6 91 (4.85%) MySQL
6 91 (4.85%) Relational Database
7 90 (4.79%) MongoDB
8 68 (3.62%) Hadoop
9 52 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (2.29%) Power BI
11 42 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 38 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 38 (2.02%) Redis
13 37 (1.97%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.76%) Neo4j
15 27 (1.44%) Couchbase
16 26 (1.38%) DB2
17 25 (1.33%) HBase
18 24 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 260 (13.84%) Jenkins
2 189 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 188 (10.01%) JIRA
4 80 (4.26%) Selenium
5 62 (3.30%) Cucumber
6 50 (2.66%) JUnit
7 40 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 38 (2.02%) GitLab
8 38 (2.02%) GoogleTest
8 38 (2.02%) Travis CI
9 35 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (1.86%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.86%) Gatling
10 26 (1.38%) Maven
11 22 (1.17%) Artifactory
12 17 (0.91%) gulp
13 16 (0.85%) Ant
13 16 (0.85%) webpack
14 15 (0.80%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.80%) Mockito
General
1 248 (13.21%) Finance
2 137 (7.29%) Banking
3 113 (6.02%) Marketing
4 105 (5.59%) Public Sector
5 91 (4.85%) Retail
6 35 (1.86%) Front Office
7 34 (1.81%) Military
8 32 (1.70%) Publishing
9 28 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.28%) Advertising
12 16 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.69%) Billing
14 11 (0.59%) Automotive
15 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.48%) Games
15 9 (0.48%) Law
16 8 (0.43%) Local Government
16 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 507 (27.00%) Developer
2 189 (10.06%) Architect
3 178 (9.48%) Analyst
4 164 (8.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 136 (7.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 98 (5.22%) Data Engineer
7 78 (4.15%) Python Developer
8 76 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
9 70 (3.73%) Python Engineer
10 67 (3.57%) Data Analyst
10 67 (3.57%) Senior Developer
11 66 (3.51%) Java Developer
11 66 (3.51%) Software Engineer
12 61 (3.25%) Consultant
13 54 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
14 50 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 47 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
16 43 (2.29%) Scala Developer
17 38 (2.02%) JavaScript Developer
17 38 (2.02%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (10.86%) HTML
2 193 (10.28%) CSS
3 186 (9.90%) Node.js
4 164 (8.73%) Web Services
5 142 (7.56%) REST
6 135 (7.19%) JSON
7 123 (6.55%) AngularJS
8 122 (6.50%) React
9 119 (6.34%) .NET
10 108 (5.75%) Spring
11 99 (5.27%) RESTful
12 89 (4.74%) HTML5
13 82 (4.37%) XML
14 65 (3.46%) Kafka
15 63 (3.35%) CSS3
15 63 (3.35%) J2EE
16 62 (3.30%) Gherkin
17 57 (3.04%) Play Framework
18 46 (2.45%) Servlets
19 45 (2.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.75%) User Experience
3 90 (4.79%) Public Cloud
4 65 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 35 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.49%) Algorithms
6 28 (1.49%) Cloud Native
7 27 (1.44%) Social Media
8 26 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.33%) Hedge funds
9 25 (1.33%) iPad
10 24 (1.28%) Derivative
10 24 (1.28%) Fixed Income
11 20 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
11 20 (1.06%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 18 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 15 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 288 (15.34%) Linux
2 222 (11.82%) Windows
3 69 (3.67%) Android
4 59 (3.14%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 52 (2.77%) Unix
7 34 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 34 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 33 (1.76%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (1.12%) CentOS
12 19 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.80%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.69%) Amazon Linux
15 7 (0.37%) VMS
16 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (24.17%) DevOps
3 370 (19.70%) Analytics
4 265 (14.11%) Microservices
5 248 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 203 (10.81%) Scrum
7 176 (9.37%) Software Engineering
8 173 (9.21%) Test Automation
9 162 (8.63%) Migration
10 144 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
11 135 (7.19%) TDD
12 120 (6.39%) Open Source
13 103 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
14 102 (5.43%) Machine Learning
15 101 (5.38%) Web Development
16 97 (5.17%) Data Science
17 94 (5.01%) E-Commerce
18 93 (4.95%) Configuration Management
19 87 (4.63%) Mentoring
20 86 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 566 (30.14%) Python
2 388 (20.66%) Java
3 278 (14.80%) SQL
4 263 (14.00%) JavaScript
5 140 (7.45%) Scala
6 114 (6.07%) C#
7 109 (5.80%) Ruby
8 89 (4.74%) C
9 87 (4.63%) Go
10 73 (3.89%) C++
11 64 (3.41%) Bash Shell
12 60 (3.19%) TypeScript
13 56 (2.98%) Kotlin
14 53 (2.82%) PowerShell
15 46 (2.45%) PHP
16 45 (2.40%) Perl
17 39 (2.08%) R
18 38 (2.02%) Groovy
19 29 (1.54%) Java 8
20 21 (1.12%) ES6
Qualifications
1 134 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 110 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 105 (5.59%) Degree
4 39 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.69%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.59%) CISSP
9 11 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.53%) CCNA
10 10 (0.53%) DBS Check
11 9 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.43%) MCP
12 8 (0.43%) MCSE
13 7 (0.37%) ISEB
13 7 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.25%) QA
2 25 (1.33%) GDPR
3 22 (1.17%) WCAG
4 19 (1.01%) PMO
4 19 (1.01%) SLA
5 18 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.16%) SEPA
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) NIST
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 306 (16.29%) Docker
2 93 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 77 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.76%) Xen
5 22 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.96%) vSphere
7 17 (0.91%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.59%) VirtualBox
9 9 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.27%) OpenAM
10 5 (0.27%) OpenDJ
10 5 (0.27%) OpenIDM
10 5 (0.27%) XenApp
11 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.21%) Firmware
11 4 (0.21%) HDFS
11 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 374 (19.91%) Kubernetes
2 215 (11.45%) Terraform
3 166 (8.84%) Ansible
4 133 (7.08%) Puppet
5 78 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (2.66%) Kibana
7 40 (2.13%) Grafana
8 27 (1.44%) SCCM
9 18 (0.96%) Istio
9 18 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
10 16 (0.85%) Kubeflow
11 15 (0.80%) Packer
11 15 (0.80%) Salt
12 14 (0.75%) Prometheus
13 13 (0.69%) Nagios
13 13 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.48%) logstash
15 8 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 7 (0.37%) Consul
17 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 293 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.06%) Apple
3 91 (4.85%) Adobe
4 87 (4.63%) Oracle
5 85 (4.53%) VMware
6 52 (2.77%) Facebook
7 50 (2.66%) Tableau
8 41 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 39 (2.08%) IBM
9 39 (2.08%) Splunk
10 35 (1.86%) Atlassian
11 29 (1.54%) SAP
11 29 (1.54%) Twitter
12 27 (1.44%) Cisco
12 27 (1.44%) Citrix
13 25 (1.33%) Tealium
14 22 (1.17%) Hotjar
15 21 (1.12%) Sybase
16 18 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.80%) TOWER Software