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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 249 329
Rank change year-on-year +57 +80  
Contract jobs citing Google 611 523 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 0.98% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 3.07% 2.23% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 318 224
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% +26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £26.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -38.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £9.00 £15.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.60 £22.00 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year -9.09% -42.48%  

Google is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19880 23441 24407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.09% 43.75% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 14240 13819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 804 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Google
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Google as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 585 £405 +1.25% 421
London +30 294 £425 +6.25% 174
South East +44 118 £405 +8.00% 32
Yorkshire +41 38 £388 -18.42% 43
City of London -2 35 £331 -26.38% 34
West Midlands -6 33 £306 -23.43% 16
Berkshire +49 31 £315 -7.35% 2
West Yorkshire +30 30 £365 -24.35% 23
North East +11 27 £386 - 5
Tyne and Wear +13 26 £385 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 26 £385 - 4
West Sussex -10 24 £410 -3.52% 2
South West +7 23 £450 +38.46% 15
North West +31 21 £550 +46.66% 67
Leeds +18 20 £383 -20.72% 21
Oxfordshire +7 19 £405 +38.46% 9
East of England -6 19 £338 -15.62% 29
Reading +32 17 £481 +1.31%
Manchester +18 15 £550 +22.22% 42
Hampshire +20 13 £394 -7.35% 7
Oxford +4 13 £405 +17.39% 7
Kent +24 11 £350 +100.00% 2
Shropshire +17 11 £275 -31.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £325 -
Worthing -3 10 £516 +17.88%
Bristol +9 9 £400 +23.07% 9
Herefordshire - 9 £275 - 1
Uxbridge +13 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £325 - 12
Milton Keynes -3 7 £325 -3.70%

Google
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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.

1 372 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (29.21%) Analytics
3 292 (25.24%) Java
4 282 (24.37%) HTML
5 264 (22.82%) Google Analytics
6 262 (22.64%) CSS
7 248 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 244 (21.09%) JavaScript
9 238 (20.57%) Linux
9 238 (20.57%) Python
10 218 (18.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 195 (16.85%) Git (software)
12 183 (15.82%) Jenkins
13 168 (14.52%) HTML5
14 165 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
14 165 (14.26%) Marketing
15 162 (14.00%) Windows
16 159 (13.74%) Open Source
17 152 (13.14%) DevOps
18 150 (12.96%) SQL
19 148 (12.79%) Ruby
20 146 (12.62%) CSS3
21 143 (12.36%) JIRA
22 140 (12.10%) REST
23 134 (11.58%) Microsoft
24 129 (11.15%) AngularJS
25 123 (10.63%) Android
26 119 (10.29%) Spring
27 118 (10.20%) Finance
27 118 (10.20%) HTTP

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 87 (7.52%) Confluence
2 80 (6.91%) Apache
3 69 (5.96%) CMS
4 51 (4.41%) nginx
5 49 (4.24%) Tomcat
6 33 (2.85%) IIS
7 32 (2.77%) Apache Spark
7 32 (2.77%) WebSphere
8 27 (2.33%) Jetty
9 25 (2.16%) Mongrel
9 25 (2.16%) SharePoint
10 22 (1.90%) WebLogic
11 20 (1.73%) SAS
12 19 (1.64%) WordPress
13 18 (1.56%) JBoss
14 16 (1.38%) Drupal
14 16 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.38%) OpenStack
15 13 (1.12%) Apache Qpid
16 10 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 74 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.54%) MS Office
3 32 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (2.42%) Photoshop
5 17 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (1.12%) MS Visio
8 12 (1.04%) InDesign
9 7 (0.61%) InVision
9 7 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.52%) MS Project
11 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.43%) SPSS
12 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.17%) Stata
14 1 (0.086%) Edge Animate
14 1 (0.086%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.086%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 13 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.95%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.52%) Sprinklr
3 6 (0.52%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.35%) Magento
6 3 (0.26%) FastStats
6 3 (0.26%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 3 (0.26%) Revive Adserver
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.086%) BondVision
8 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.086%) Odoo
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.086%) Radian6
8 1 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 264 (22.82%) Google Analytics
2 248 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 218 (18.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 116 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 78 (6.74%) G Suite
6 64 (5.53%) Google App Engine
7 51 (4.41%) GitHub
8 43 (3.72%) Google Play
9 40 (3.46%) Adobe Analytics
10 35 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (3.03%) Google Tag Manager
11 31 (2.68%) IaaS
12 28 (2.42%) Google Drive
12 28 (2.42%) Office 365
12 28 (2.42%) SaaS
13 20 (1.73%) Google Compute Engine
14 19 (1.64%) AdWords
14 19 (1.64%) PaaS
15 14 (1.21%) Amazon S3
15 14 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 118 (10.20%) HTTP
2 59 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.98%) Internet
4 44 (3.80%) SSL
5 40 (3.46%) DNS
6 33 (2.85%) DHCP
6 33 (2.85%) Firewall
7 28 (2.42%) IPsec
7 28 (2.42%) VoIP
8 27 (2.33%) FTP
9 21 (1.82%) Kerberos
10 20 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.56%) Wireshark
12 16 (1.38%) VPN
13 15 (1.30%) LDAP
14 14 (1.21%) Intranet
15 13 (1.12%) AMQP
16 9 (0.78%) SSH
16 9 (0.78%) WAN
17 8 (0.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.48%) MySQL
2 74 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 56 (4.84%) Hadoop
3 56 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 54 (4.67%) Big Data
5 47 (4.06%) MongoDB
6 43 (3.72%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.42%) Redis
9 26 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.90%) BigQuery
11 14 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.12%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.04%) HBase
14 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.78%) MS Access
15 9 (0.78%) Riak
15 9 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 195 (16.85%) Git (software)
2 183 (15.82%) Jenkins
3 143 (12.36%) JIRA
4 76 (6.57%) JUnit
5 73 (6.31%) Subversion
6 45 (3.89%) Maven
7 44 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 44 (3.80%) Selenium
8 37 (3.20%) Bitbucket
9 33 (2.85%) Travis CI
10 32 (2.77%) Ant
11 27 (2.33%) Grunt
12 23 (1.99%) Axure RP
13 20 (1.73%) Gradle
13 20 (1.73%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.56%) gulp
15 17 (1.47%) Android Studio
15 17 (1.47%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.38%) GoogleTest
16 16 (1.38%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 165 (14.26%) Marketing
2 118 (10.20%) Finance
3 52 (4.49%) Retail
4 50 (4.32%) Banking
5 36 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.99%) Advertising
8 20 (1.73%) Publishing
9 17 (1.47%) Legal
9 17 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.30%) Games
11 14 (1.21%) Front Office
12 13 (1.12%) Electronics
13 9 (0.78%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.52%) Automotive
14 6 (0.52%) Back Office
14 6 (0.52%) German Language
14 6 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.35%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 433 (37.42%) Developer
2 146 (12.62%) Analyst
3 87 (7.52%) Architect
4 81 (7.00%) Java Developer
5 67 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 64 (5.53%) Consultant
7 58 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 52 (4.49%) Scala Developer
9 40 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
10 37 (3.20%) Android Developer
10 37 (3.20%) Senior Developer
10 37 (3.20%) Web Developer
11 35 (3.03%) Business Analyst
12 32 (2.77%) Designer
13 30 (2.59%) Web Analyst
14 27 (2.33%) Cloud Architect
14 27 (2.33%) Digital Analyst
15 26 (2.25%) C++ Developer
15 26 (2.25%) Cloud Engineer
15 26 (2.25%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (24.37%) HTML
2 262 (22.64%) CSS
3 168 (14.52%) HTML5
4 146 (12.62%) CSS3
5 140 (12.10%) REST
6 129 (11.15%) AngularJS
7 119 (10.29%) Spring
8 117 (10.11%) Web Services
9 108 (9.33%) JSON
10 105 (9.08%) jQuery
11 84 (7.26%) .NET
11 84 (7.26%) Django
12 81 (7.00%) Ajax
12 81 (7.00%) Guice
13 80 (6.91%) Ruby on Rails
14 72 (6.22%) Node.js
15 66 (5.70%) Play Framework
15 66 (5.70%) RESTful
16 60 (5.19%) Spring MVC
17 42 (3.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.59%) User Experience
2 81 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.58%) Mobile App
4 44 (3.80%) Social Media
5 22 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 20 (1.73%) Digital Media
7 19 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 19 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.47%) Smartphone
9 14 (1.21%) iPad
9 14 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 11 (0.95%) iPhone
10 11 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.78%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.78%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.78%) Replication
13 8 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 238 (20.57%) Linux
2 162 (14.00%) Windows
3 123 (10.63%) Android
4 66 (5.70%) Apple iOS
5 65 (5.62%) Unix
6 41 (3.54%) Windows 7
7 35 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 29 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (2.42%) Ubuntu
10 22 (1.90%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.56%) Windows Server
12 16 (1.38%) CentOS
13 11 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.86%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.78%) CoreOS
16 8 (0.69%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
19 4 (0.35%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (29.21%) Analytics
3 165 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
4 159 (13.74%) Open Source
5 152 (13.14%) DevOps
6 116 (10.03%) Scrum
7 111 (9.59%) Configuration Management
8 100 (8.64%) MVC
9 98 (8.47%) Automated Testing
10 88 (7.61%) Responsive Web Design
11 86 (7.43%) Web Development
12 85 (7.35%) Web Design
13 77 (6.66%) TDD
14 75 (6.48%) Front End Development
15 72 (6.22%) Migration
15 72 (6.22%) Web Analytics
16 69 (5.96%) E-Commerce
17 63 (5.45%) BDD
18 61 (5.27%) SEO
19 59 (5.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (25.24%) Java
2 244 (21.09%) JavaScript
3 238 (20.57%) Python
4 150 (12.96%) SQL
5 148 (12.79%) Ruby
6 118 (10.20%) C#
7 94 (8.12%) Scala
8 64 (5.53%) Bash Shell
9 55 (4.75%) Perl
10 51 (4.41%) C++
10 51 (4.41%) PHP
11 37 (3.20%) Go
12 28 (2.42%) Groovy
13 26 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.99%) R
15 20 (1.73%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.64%) C
17 15 (1.30%) Haskell
17 15 (1.30%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 61 (5.27%) Security Cleared
2 55 (4.75%) Degree
3 36 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.69%) PhD
7 7 (0.61%) MBA
8 6 (0.52%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.43%) CISSP
9 5 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.43%) MCSE
10 4 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.35%) PMP
11 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.03%) QA
2 14 (1.21%) PMO
3 12 (1.04%) SLA
4 11 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
6 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.43%) SDET
9 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.17%) HL7
11 2 (0.17%) MiFID
12 1 (0.086%) EMIR
12 1 (0.086%) GCP
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (9.25%) Docker
2 78 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (2.94%) Xen
5 13 (1.12%) HDFS
6 11 (0.95%) XenApp
6 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.78%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.78%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.69%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.52%) LXC
9 6 (0.52%) vSphere
10 5 (0.43%) GPFS
10 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.17%) Gluster
12 2 (0.17%) vCloud
12 2 (0.17%) XenServer
13 1 (0.086%) NFS
Systems Management
1 84 (7.26%) Puppet
2 65 (5.62%) Ansible
3 57 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.28%) Kubernetes
5 26 (2.25%) Terraform
6 24 (2.07%) Kibana
6 24 (2.07%) SCCM
7 18 (1.56%) Grafana
8 17 (1.47%) ZABBIX
9 16 (1.38%) Nagios
10 15 (1.30%) Salt
11 9 (0.78%) Mesos
12 8 (0.69%) WSUS
13 7 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.52%) Ambari
14 6 (0.52%) logstash
14 6 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (0.43%) Capistrano
16 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 134 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 113 (9.77%) Adobe
3 73 (6.31%) VMware
4 70 (6.05%) Apple
5 61 (5.27%) Oracle
6 54 (4.67%) Tableau
7 40 (3.46%) IBM
8 33 (2.85%) Citrix
9 32 (2.77%) HP
10 27 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.33%) SAP
11 23 (1.99%) Splunk
12 22 (1.90%) Omniture
13 21 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.47%) Cisco
14 17 (1.47%) Symantec
15 16 (1.38%) Facebook
16 14 (1.21%) Rackspace
16 14 (1.21%) SaltStack
16 14 (1.21%) Twitter
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