Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 222 265
Rank change year-on-year +47 +43 +28
Contract jobs citing Google 1,481 1,102 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.14% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 3.54% 2.52% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 706 643
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.80%
10th Percentile £197 £205 £176
90th Percentile £625 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 31 40
UK median hourly rate £26.60 £18.00 £19.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.75% -8.03% -12.72%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £35.15 £55.00 £33.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £15.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +21.45% -29.08%

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 41,815 43,709 46,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.06% 45.14% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,410 26,754 27,443
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,366 1,660 1,943
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 20 January 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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 +43 1,390 £450 +12.50% 977
London +32 835 £475 +13.43% 442
UK excluding London +71 622 £413 +3.13% 553
South East +60 255 £450 +20.00% 116
North of England +18 113 £425 +1.19% 201
Midlands +7 90 £400 -1.54% 115
East of England +28 72 £350 +12.00% 52
West Midlands +16 63 £400 -4.76% 59
North West +10 55 £425 -5.56% 120
Scotland +9 48 £425 +30.77% 12
South West +9 35 £408 +11.64% 51
Yorkshire -19 34 £450 +9.76% 75
East Midlands +10 27 £358 -4.67% 55
North East +58 22 £378 -12.21% 6
Wales +29 19 £575 -3.36% 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 508 (34.30%) Amazon AWS
2 506 (34.17%) Analytics
3 462 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
4 454 (30.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 388 (26.20%) Google Analytics
6 343 (23.16%) Java
7 300 (20.26%) JavaScript
8 293 (19.78%) Python
9 276 (18.64%) DevOps
10 269 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 238 (16.07%) Linux
12 231 (15.60%) Docker
13 221 (14.92%) Jenkins
14 220 (14.85%) HTML
15 210 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
16 206 (13.91%) Marketing
17 200 (13.50%) CSS
18 197 (13.30%) SQL
19 196 (13.23%) Web Services
20 193 (13.03%) Microsoft
21 187 (12.63%) Finance
22 173 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
23 172 (11.61%) Node.js
24 161 (10.87%) TDD
25 152 (10.26%) Windows
26 148 (9.99%) Open Source
26 148 (9.99%) Big Data
27 145 (9.79%) Ansible
28 144 (9.72%) Git (software)
29 137 (9.25%) Scala

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
1 109 (7.36%) Apache Spark
2 68 (4.59%) CMS
3 65 (4.39%) Confluence
4 58 (3.92%) Apache
5 54 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 51 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (2.70%) nginx
8 34 (2.30%) SharePoint
9 31 (2.09%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.76%) JBoss
11 23 (1.55%) WebLogic
11 23 (1.55%) WordPress
12 22 (1.49%) Drupal
12 22 (1.49%) IIS
13 21 (1.42%) WebSphere
14 20 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (1.08%) Jetty
16 15 (1.01%) MS Exchange
16 15 (1.01%) SAS
17 13 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 89 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (2.30%) Photoshop
5 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.47%) SPSS
9 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.14%) InVision
11 1 (0.068%) Gephi
11 1 (0.068%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 18 (1.22%) WebTrends
2 7 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.27%) Magento
3 4 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM On Demand
4 3 (0.20%) Radian6
4 3 (0.20%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.068%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.068%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.068%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.068%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.068%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 508 (34.30%) Amazon AWS
2 454 (30.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 388 (26.20%) Google Analytics
4 269 (18.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 115 (7.77%) G Suite
6 59 (3.98%) GitHub
7 51 (3.44%) Adobe Analytics
8 46 (3.11%) Google Play
9 45 (3.04%) IaaS
10 43 (2.90%) PaaS
11 42 (2.84%) Google Tag Manager
12 40 (2.70%) Office 365
13 36 (2.43%) Google App Engine
14 33 (2.23%) Google Drive
15 32 (2.16%) AdWords
15 32 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 32 (2.16%) Serverless
16 31 (2.09%) SaaS
17 28 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.73%) HTTP
2 50 (3.38%) DNS
3 48 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 43 (2.90%) DHCP
4 43 (2.90%) Internet
5 32 (2.16%) SSL
6 29 (1.96%) VPN
7 23 (1.55%) Firewall
7 23 (1.55%) Wireless
8 16 (1.08%) FTP
9 14 (0.95%) LAN
10 13 (0.88%) IPsec
11 10 (0.68%) Intranet
12 9 (0.61%) SMS
12 9 (0.61%) WAN
13 8 (0.54%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.54%) VoIP
14 7 (0.47%) Modbus
14 7 (0.47%) MQTT
14 7 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (9.99%) Big Data
2 113 (7.63%) Hadoop
3 112 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
4 102 (6.89%) NoSQL
5 97 (6.55%) MongoDB
6 96 (6.48%) MySQL
7 77 (5.20%) SQL Server
8 68 (4.59%) Apache Hive
9 59 (3.98%) BigQuery
9 59 (3.98%) Relational Database
10 51 (3.44%) HBase
11 45 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (2.16%) Data Lake
13 30 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (1.96%) Impala
14 29 (1.96%) Power BI
15 26 (1.76%) Sqoop
16 24 (1.62%) Redis
17 23 (1.55%) Neo4j
18 21 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 221 (14.92%) Jenkins
2 144 (9.72%) Git (software)
3 126 (8.51%) JIRA
4 55 (3.71%) Selenium
4 55 (3.71%) Subversion
5 47 (3.17%) JUnit
6 42 (2.84%) Maven
7 41 (2.77%) Cucumber
8 32 (2.16%) gulp
9 31 (2.09%) Grunt
9 31 (2.09%) webpack
10 30 (2.03%) GitLab
11 27 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (1.42%) Ant
12 21 (1.42%) Vagrant
13 20 (1.35%) Babel
13 20 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 19 (1.28%) Visual Studio
15 16 (1.08%) Travis CI
16 15 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 206 (13.91%) Marketing
2 187 (12.63%) Finance
3 97 (6.55%) Banking
4 73 (4.93%) Retail
5 59 (3.98%) Advertising
6 48 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.84%) Publishing
8 31 (2.09%) Games
9 25 (1.69%) Legal
10 22 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.42%) Electronics
12 20 (1.35%) Automotive
13 17 (1.15%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.95%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.81%) German Language
16 8 (0.54%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.47%) French Language
17 7 (0.47%) Russian Language
17 7 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 407 (27.48%) Developer
2 226 (15.26%) Analyst
3 139 (9.39%) Architect
4 114 (7.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 109 (7.36%) Java Developer
6 72 (4.86%) Senior Developer
7 63 (4.25%) Cloud Architect
8 61 (4.12%) Data Engineer
9 60 (4.05%) Consultant
10 50 (3.38%) Business Analyst
11 47 (3.17%) Digital Analyst
12 44 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
12 44 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
13 41 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
14 39 (2.63%) Data Analyst
15 38 (2.57%) Cloud Engineer
16 37 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
16 37 (2.50%) Big Data Engineer
17 36 (2.43%) Android Developer
18 34 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (14.85%) HTML
2 200 (13.50%) CSS
3 196 (13.23%) Web Services
4 172 (11.61%) Node.js
5 121 (8.17%) REST
6 109 (7.36%) AngularJS
7 106 (7.16%) RESTful
8 105 (7.09%) HTML5
9 104 (7.02%) .NET
10 99 (6.68%) Kafka
11 95 (6.41%) JSON
11 95 (6.41%) React
12 93 (6.28%) Spring
13 89 (6.01%) CSS3
14 77 (5.20%) jQuery
15 59 (3.98%) Ajax
16 55 (3.71%) Play Framework
16 55 (3.71%) SOAP
17 54 (3.65%) XML
18 51 (3.44%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 173 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (7.56%) User Experience
3 72 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
4 65 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.98%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.90%) Social Media
7 40 (2.70%) Smartphone
8 32 (2.16%) Fintech
9 27 (1.82%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.76%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (1.22%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.15%) Marketing Technology
14 12 (0.81%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.81%) FMCG
14 12 (0.81%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.74%) Animation
16 10 (0.68%) iPad
16 10 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 238 (16.07%) Linux
2 152 (10.26%) Windows
3 115 (7.77%) Android
4 84 (5.67%) Apple iOS
5 55 (3.71%) Unix
6 43 (2.90%) Windows Server
7 41 (2.77%) CentOS
8 35 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (2.03%) Ubuntu
10 26 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (1.42%) Windows 10
13 16 (1.08%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.74%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.61%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.54%) AIX
17 7 (0.47%) Debian
17 7 (0.47%) Solaris
18 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (34.17%) Analytics
2 462 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (18.64%) DevOps
4 210 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
5 161 (10.87%) TDD
6 148 (9.99%) Open Source
7 126 (8.51%) E-Commerce
8 117 (7.90%) BDD
8 117 (7.90%) Scrum
9 113 (7.63%) Microservices
10 111 (7.49%) Web Analytics
11 106 (7.16%) Test Automation
12 96 (6.48%) SEO
13 89 (6.01%) Software Engineering
14 87 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
15 86 (5.81%) OO
16 85 (5.74%) Digital Marketing
17 81 (5.47%) Project Management
18 79 (5.33%) Configuration Management
19 75 (5.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 343 (23.16%) Java
2 300 (20.26%) JavaScript
3 293 (19.78%) Python
4 197 (13.30%) SQL
5 137 (9.25%) Scala
6 131 (8.85%) Ruby
7 114 (7.70%) C#
8 77 (5.20%) Go
9 65 (4.39%) PHP
10 61 (4.12%) Bash Shell
11 39 (2.63%) ES6
11 39 (2.63%) Perl
12 34 (2.30%) R
13 29 (1.96%) Groovy
14 26 (1.76%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.69%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.42%) C
17 18 (1.22%) C++
17 18 (1.22%) Objective-C
18 14 (0.95%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 108 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 94 (6.35%) Degree
3 73 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
5 21 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.74%) MCSE
8 11 (0.74%) PhD
9 10 (0.68%) CCNA
10 9 (0.61%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.47%) MCSA
12 6 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.34%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.34%) CISM
13 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.43%) QA
2 29 (1.96%) GCP
3 17 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.61%) SLA
6 7 (0.47%) GDPR
6 7 (0.47%) HL7
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.068%) COBIT
9 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 231 (15.60%) Docker
2 107 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 48 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.43%) HDFS
5 27 (1.82%) Apache Flume
6 18 (1.22%) XenApp
7 16 (1.08%) vSphere
8 15 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.01%) Xen
9 11 (0.74%) vCloud
10 8 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.27%) GPFS
13 4 (0.27%) LXC
13 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.27%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.14%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 145 (9.79%) Ansible
2 121 (8.17%) Terraform
3 108 (7.29%) Puppet
4 100 (6.75%) Kubernetes
5 77 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (3.24%) SCCM
7 26 (1.76%) Kibana
7 26 (1.76%) Oozie
8 25 (1.69%) Packer
9 18 (1.22%) Grafana
10 14 (0.95%) Nagios
10 14 (0.95%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.88%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.74%) logstash
13 10 (0.68%) Ambari
13 10 (0.68%) Consul
13 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.68%) Salt
14 9 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 193 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 92 (6.21%) Adobe
3 90 (6.08%) Oracle
4 80 (5.40%) VMware
5 69 (4.66%) Tableau
6 60 (4.05%) Apple
7 56 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (2.50%) Hortonworks
9 34 (2.30%) Citrix
9 34 (2.30%) Facebook
10 32 (2.16%) Cisco
10 32 (2.16%) Cloudera
11 28 (1.89%) SAP
12 27 (1.82%) Splunk
12 27 (1.82%) Tealium
13 26 (1.76%) Sitecore
14 23 (1.55%) Red Hat
15 22 (1.49%) Twitter
16 19 (1.28%) Talend
17 17 (1.15%) New Relic