Period
to 24 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 83 94
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11 +54
Contract jobs citing Google 1,845 993 2,373
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.65% 2.58%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 6.13% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,253 728 1,648
10th Percentile £341 £313 £325
25th Percentile £439 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £600
90th Percentile £738 £750 £682
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 55
10th Percentile £10.80 £12.10 £9.65
25th Percentile £17.50 £20.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.25 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +69.89% +5.68% +38.80%
75th Percentile £65.00 £35.81 £35.50
90th Percentile £66.49 £40.35 £46.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £21.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +83.72% -32.81% +101.89%

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 29,432 16,187 38,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.35% 43.14% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,908 10,299 24,341
10th Percentile £299 £255 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 831 561 1,343
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.89 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.35 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.95% +6.86%
75th Percentile £42.35 £36.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +7.86%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -6 1,523 £525 -4.98% 849
London -12 1,014 £550 -8.33% 417
Work from Home -7 588 £575 +24.32% 169
UK excluding London -5 480 £500 +8.70% 464
South East +36 148 £500 +20.48% 81
North of England -23 131 £525 +5.00% 164
Yorkshire -10 67 £538 - 59
North West +6 56 £510 +31.61% 86
Midlands -41 52 £517 +14.89% 82
South West -23 48 £500 +2.04% 57
East of England +3 37 £500 +85.19% 41
Scotland -29 36 £400 -20.00% 21
West Midlands -44 36 £525 +16.67% 55
Wales +8 28 £475 +15.15% 12
East Midlands -19 15 £438 +9.38% 27
North East -18 8 £450 -18.18% 19

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 1,206 (65.37%) GCP
2 643 (34.85%) AWS
3 618 (33.50%) Azure
4 600 (32.52%) DevOps
5 555 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
6 525 (28.46%) Python
7 446 (24.17%) Kubernetes
8 410 (22.22%) Java
9 379 (20.54%) Social Skills
10 350 (18.97%) SQL
11 338 (18.32%) Analytics
12 323 (17.51%) Finance
13 318 (17.24%) Terraform
14 279 (15.12%) Microservices
15 267 (14.47%) Docker
16 266 (14.42%) Microsoft
17 265 (14.36%) Migration
18 241 (13.06%) BigQuery
19 239 (12.95%) Jenkins
20 233 (12.63%) Ansible
21 201 (10.89%) Linux
22 193 (10.46%) Git (software)
23 178 (9.65%) Google Analytics
24 176 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
25 174 (9.43%) JavaScript
26 170 (9.21%) Banking
27 166 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
28 163 (8.83%) Big Data
29 157 (8.51%) JIRA
30 152 (8.24%) Infrastructure as Code

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 88 (4.77%) Apache Spark
2 72 (3.90%) Apache
3 64 (3.47%) Confluence
4 52 (2.82%) Apache Airflow
5 39 (2.11%) OpenStack
6 37 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.95%) SAS
8 34 (1.84%) CMS
9 27 (1.46%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.25%) nginx
11 18 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (0.92%) SharePoint
13 16 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.76%) IIS
15 13 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.60%) Drupal
17 10 (0.54%) Mule
18 9 (0.49%) Jupyter
18 9 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
19 8 (0.43%) Luigi
Applications
1 69 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.92%) Sketch
4 16 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.76%) Chatbot
5 14 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.60%) Figma
6 11 (0.60%) InVision
6 11 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.54%) Zeplin
8 9 (0.49%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 9 (0.49%) Magento
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.27%) Shopify
5 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.22%) Primavera
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.11%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.11%) Unica
7 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.054%) FastStats
8 1 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,206 (65.37%) GCP
2 643 (34.85%) AWS
3 618 (33.50%) Azure
4 178 (9.65%) Google Analytics
5 108 (5.85%) IaaS
6 94 (5.09%) PaaS
7 86 (4.66%) GitHub
8 72 (3.90%) Power Platform
9 67 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
9 67 (3.63%) SaaS
10 66 (3.58%) Serverless
11 59 (3.20%) Microsoft 365
12 56 (3.04%) npm
13 51 (2.76%) Apigee
14 44 (2.38%) Google Data Studio
15 42 (2.28%) OpenShift
16 40 (2.17%) Google Compute Engine
16 40 (2.17%) Google Workspace
17 32 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (1.73%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.93%) Firewall
2 35 (1.90%) HTTP
2 35 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 34 (1.84%) DNS
4 26 (1.41%) SSL
5 24 (1.30%) DHCP
5 24 (1.30%) Network Security
6 20 (1.08%) WAN
7 18 (0.98%) LAN
7 18 (0.98%) SAN
8 16 (0.87%) Multicast
9 15 (0.81%) IPsec
9 15 (0.81%) NAS
10 14 (0.76%) VPN
11 13 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (0.70%) Internet
12 12 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (0.65%) Wireless
13 11 (0.60%) FCoE
13 11 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (13.06%) BigQuery
2 163 (8.83%) Big Data
3 148 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
4 94 (5.09%) Tableau
5 83 (4.50%) Hadoop
6 76 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 68 (3.69%) Power BI
8 60 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
9 59 (3.20%) Looker
10 54 (2.93%) Relational Database
11 53 (2.87%) MongoDB
12 50 (2.71%) SQL Server
13 45 (2.44%) Data Lake
14 42 (2.28%) MySQL
15 38 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
16 37 (2.01%) Metadata
17 31 (1.68%) Data Mining
18 29 (1.57%) Cloud Spanner
19 26 (1.41%) DB2
20 22 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 239 (12.95%) Jenkins
2 193 (10.46%) Git (software)
3 157 (8.51%) JIRA
4 100 (5.42%) Maven
5 70 (3.79%) Gradle
6 69 (3.74%) Travis CI
7 68 (3.69%) CircleCI
8 54 (2.93%) gulp
9 42 (2.28%) JUnit
10 29 (1.57%) GitLab
10 29 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (1.25%) git-flow
11 23 (1.25%) Mockito
12 20 (1.08%) Bitbucket
13 19 (1.03%) Cucumber
14 17 (0.92%) Selenium
15 14 (0.76%) Axure RP
15 14 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (0.70%) ProC
17 12 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 379 (20.54%) Social Skills
2 323 (17.51%) Finance
3 176 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 170 (9.21%) Banking
5 93 (5.04%) Marketing
5 93 (5.04%) Public Sector
6 61 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 55 (2.98%) Retail
8 39 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
9 33 (1.79%) Legal
9 33 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.57%) Automotive
11 28 (1.52%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
13 21 (1.14%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (1.03%) Advertising
14 19 (1.03%) Electronics
15 17 (0.92%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 395 (21.41%) Architect
2 309 (16.75%) Developer
3 204 (11.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 158 (8.56%) Cloud Architect
5 143 (7.75%) Analyst
6 133 (7.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 132 (7.15%) Data Engineer
8 96 (5.20%) Consultant
9 83 (4.50%) Java Developer
10 82 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
11 60 (3.25%) Data Architect
12 59 (3.20%) Security Architect
13 56 (3.04%) Data Analyst
14 50 (2.71%) Technical Architect
15 45 (2.44%) Azure Architect
16 41 (2.22%) Full Stack Developer
16 41 (2.22%) Security Engineer
17 37 (2.01%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 35 (1.90%) Platform Engineer
18 35 (1.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (7.21%) Node.js
2 111 (6.02%) Spring
3 98 (5.31%) HTML
4 90 (4.88%) RESTful
5 87 (4.72%) React
6 83 (4.50%) Kafka
7 82 (4.44%) CSS
8 80 (4.34%) .NET
9 76 (4.12%) REST
10 75 (4.07%) AngularJS
11 67 (3.63%) Web Services
12 54 (2.93%) Spring Boot
13 53 (2.87%) JSON
14 37 (2.01%) GraphQL
14 37 (2.01%) XML
15 33 (1.79%) OAuth
16 29 (1.57%) Swagger
17 27 (1.46%) .NET Core
17 27 (1.46%) Pandas
18 26 (1.41%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.10%) Public Cloud
2 81 (4.39%) Cloud Native
3 72 (3.90%) User Experience
4 55 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 51 (2.76%) Data Structures
6 46 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
7 39 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 32 (1.73%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.73%) Social Media
9 30 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 26 (1.41%) Data Centre
13 24 (1.30%) Legacy Applications
14 22 (1.19%) iPad
14 22 (1.19%) Management Information System
15 21 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (1.08%) NHS
17 16 (0.87%) FMCG
18 13 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 201 (10.89%) Linux
2 128 (6.94%) Windows
3 70 (3.79%) Unix
4 57 (3.09%) Android
5 39 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.92%) VMS
10 11 (0.60%) Solaris
11 9 (0.49%) Debian
11 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.38%) Kali Linux
14 6 (0.33%) AIX
15 5 (0.27%) CentOS
15 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (0.22%) Android TV
16 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (32.52%) DevOps
2 555 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (18.32%) Analytics
4 279 (15.12%) Microservices
5 265 (14.36%) Migration
6 166 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
7 152 (8.24%) Infrastructure as Code
8 149 (8.08%) Scrum
9 145 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
10 136 (7.37%) TDD
11 131 (7.10%) Open Source
11 131 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
12 125 (6.78%) ETL
13 119 (6.45%) Software Engineering
14 115 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
15 114 (6.18%) Visualisation
16 109 (5.91%) Test Automation
17 106 (5.75%) Mentoring
18 100 (5.42%) Data Pipeline
18 100 (5.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 525 (28.46%) Python
2 410 (22.22%) Java
3 350 (18.97%) SQL
4 174 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 109 (5.91%) Scala
6 84 (4.55%) Go
7 76 (4.12%) Bash Shell
8 61 (3.31%) Groovy
9 60 (3.25%) Ruby
10 59 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 57 (3.09%) C#
11 57 (3.09%) PowerShell
12 38 (2.06%) C++
12 38 (2.06%) R
13 34 (1.84%) PHP
14 33 (1.79%) Java 11
15 29 (1.57%) Perl
16 28 (1.52%) Kotlin
17 26 (1.41%) Java 8
18 21 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (5.69%) Degree
2 102 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 61 (3.31%) CISSP
5 31 (1.68%) CISM
6 28 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.98%) DBS Check
8 18 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (0.65%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.60%) PMP
13 11 (0.60%) SAS Certification
14 10 (0.54%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.54%) CRISC
15 9 (0.49%) ISEB
15 9 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.41%) QA
2 40 (2.17%) Accessibility
3 38 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.41%) NIST
5 25 (1.36%) GDPR
6 22 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (1.08%) WCAG
8 12 (0.65%) SLA
9 11 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
9 11 (0.60%) NCSC
10 9 (0.49%) PMO
11 7 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.38%) ISO 20022
12 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.33%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.27%) COBIT
13 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.22%) GxP
15 3 (0.16%) SOC 2
System Software
1 267 (14.47%) Docker
2 78 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.93%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.03%) Xen
6 16 (0.87%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.76%) KVM
7 14 (0.76%) NFS
7 14 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.70%) vSphere
9 11 (0.60%) SRDF
9 11 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.49%) HDFS
11 7 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.16%) Squid
12 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 1 (0.054%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.054%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 446 (24.17%) Kubernetes
2 318 (17.24%) Terraform
3 233 (12.63%) Ansible
4 112 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (4.88%) Puppet
6 53 (2.87%) Istio
7 40 (2.17%) Grafana
8 27 (1.46%) Packer
9 25 (1.36%) Prometheus
10 24 (1.30%) Kibana
11 22 (1.19%) SCCM
12 18 (0.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 17 (0.92%) Argo
14 12 (0.65%) vRealize
15 11 (0.60%) Consul
15 11 (0.60%) Fluentd
15 11 (0.60%) logstash
15 11 (0.60%) Rancher
16 9 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 8 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 266 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.83%) Oracle
3 102 (5.53%) VMware
4 65 (3.52%) Adobe
5 60 (3.25%) Apple
6 54 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (2.71%) Splunk
8 46 (2.49%) SAP
9 44 (2.38%) IBM
10 41 (2.22%) Cisco
11 38 (2.06%) Teradata
12 28 (1.52%) MuleSoft
12 28 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.46%) Facebook
14 24 (1.30%) ServiceNow
15 22 (1.19%) AppDynamics
16 20 (1.08%) Databricks
17 17 (0.92%) CA
17 17 (0.92%) NetApp
18 16 (0.87%) EMC