Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 192 250
Rank change year-on-year +44 +58 +43
Contract jobs citing Google 1,924 1,293 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.36% 1.06%
As % of the Vendors category 4.42% 3.10% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,256 859 787
UK median daily rate £475 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £200 £205
90th Percentile £663 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.19% - +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 23
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £24.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.32% +42.23% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £36.88 £53.88 £21.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year -5.37% -2.90% -33.46%

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 43,577 41,773 49,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 43.85% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,039 25,513 30,128
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,611 1,425 1,630
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.12 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -6.54% +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 20 July 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 July 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 20 July 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 +52 1,848 £475 +17.28% 804
London +51 1,132 £500 +17.65% 384
UK excluding London +24 757 £429 +7.19% 457
South East +32 262 £425 +3.66% 117
North of England -7 165 £450 +16.88% 137
Midlands +27 156 £450 +50.00% 74
West Midlands +15 127 £451 +56.70% 45
Yorkshire -9 82 £450 +17.65% 47
South West +9 68 £425 +6.25% 50
East of England +18 64 £400 +6.67% 42
North West +5 64 £463 +26.71% 73
Scotland -37 31 £456 +23.31% 22
East Midlands +3 28 £400 +26.98% 29
North East -18 20 £313 -19.09% 17
Wales -4 9 £613 +44.12% 7
Northern Ireland +17 5 £500 +21.21% 7

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 775 (40.28%) Google Cloud Platform
2 702 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
3 696 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
4 488 (25.36%) Python
5 486 (25.26%) Java
6 474 (24.64%) Analytics
7 451 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 434 (22.56%) DevOps
9 396 (20.58%) Linux
10 371 (19.28%) JavaScript
11 360 (18.71%) Google Analytics
12 342 (17.78%) Docker
13 337 (17.52%) Jenkins
14 334 (17.36%) SQL
15 300 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
16 245 (12.73%) Microsoft
17 237 (12.32%) Finance
18 232 (12.06%) Kubernetes
19 229 (11.90%) Ansible
20 227 (11.80%) TDD
21 225 (11.69%) HTML
22 224 (11.64%) Windows
23 222 (11.54%) CSS
24 213 (11.07%) Git (software)
25 207 (10.76%) Node.js
26 199 (10.34%) JIRA
27 193 (10.03%) Test Automation
28 187 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
29 186 (9.67%) GCP
30 184 (9.56%) Microservices

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
1 117 (6.08%) Apache
2 99 (5.15%) Apache Spark
3 86 (4.47%) Confluence
4 73 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 71 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
6 64 (3.33%) nginx
7 60 (3.12%) CMS
8 46 (2.39%) SAS
9 41 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 41 (2.13%) JBoss
10 37 (1.92%) SharePoint
11 34 (1.77%) Jetty
12 33 (1.72%) OpenStack
13 32 (1.66%) WebSphere
14 30 (1.56%) IIS
15 27 (1.40%) WordPress
16 24 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
17 22 (1.14%) Apache Pig
17 22 (1.14%) Mongrel
18 21 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 67 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.83%) SPSS
5 14 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.52%) Fireworks
6 10 (0.52%) InVision
7 9 (0.47%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.31%) InDesign
8 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.10%) HipChat
11 2 (0.10%) UXPin
12 1 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.052%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.16%) SessionCam
4 2 (0.10%) FastStats
4 2 (0.10%) Magento
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.052%) Revive Adserver
5 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.052%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 775 (40.28%) Google Cloud Platform
2 702 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
3 451 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 360 (18.71%) Google Analytics
5 108 (5.61%) G Suite
6 99 (5.15%) GitHub
7 86 (4.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 73 (3.79%) Adobe Analytics
9 68 (3.53%) Google Tag Manager
10 64 (3.33%) Office 365
11 56 (2.91%) PaaS
12 49 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
13 48 (2.49%) Amazon S3
14 46 (2.39%) SaaS
15 44 (2.29%) Google Play
16 37 (1.92%) IaaS
17 36 (1.87%) Google App Engine
18 30 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (1.56%) Serverless
19 28 (1.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.03%) HTTP
2 75 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 72 (3.74%) SSL
4 61 (3.17%) DNS
5 33 (1.72%) DHCP
5 33 (1.72%) Internet
6 31 (1.61%) Firewall
7 24 (1.25%) FTP
8 23 (1.20%) LAN
9 22 (1.14%) IPsec
9 22 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (0.99%) SMS
11 15 (0.78%) Kerberos
11 15 (0.78%) VPN
12 12 (0.62%) SAN
12 12 (0.62%) WAN
12 12 (0.62%) Wireless
13 7 (0.36%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.36%) Intranet
13 7 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (8.99%) Big Data
2 150 (7.80%) NoSQL
3 129 (6.70%) BigQuery
4 124 (6.44%) Hadoop
5 110 (5.72%) MongoDB
6 107 (5.56%) MySQL
7 103 (5.35%) SQL Server
8 101 (5.25%) Relational Database
9 91 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
10 76 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (3.01%) Apache Hive
12 45 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
13 37 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 36 (1.87%) HBase
15 33 (1.72%) Power BI
16 32 (1.66%) Bigtable
17 23 (1.20%) RDBMS
18 22 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
19 20 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
20 18 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 337 (17.52%) Jenkins
2 213 (11.07%) Git (software)
3 199 (10.34%) JIRA
4 78 (4.05%) JUnit
5 75 (3.90%) Selenium
6 68 (3.53%) Subversion
7 62 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 56 (2.91%) Maven
9 50 (2.60%) Travis CI
10 49 (2.55%) Ant
10 49 (2.55%) Vagrant
11 48 (2.49%) Cucumber
11 48 (2.49%) Hudson
12 46 (2.39%) TeamCity
13 39 (2.03%) webpack
14 32 (1.66%) gulp
15 29 (1.51%) Babel
16 27 (1.40%) Bitbucket
16 27 (1.40%) IntelliJ
16 27 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 237 (12.32%) Finance
2 174 (9.04%) Marketing
3 94 (4.89%) Banking
4 70 (3.64%) Retail
5 53 (2.75%) Advertising
6 52 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.77%) Publishing
8 31 (1.61%) Games
9 24 (1.25%) Law
10 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.94%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.73%) Automotive
13 13 (0.68%) Billing
13 13 (0.68%) Electronics
14 11 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.57%) Legal
15 7 (0.36%) French Language
15 7 (0.36%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 571 (29.68%) Developer
2 249 (12.94%) Analyst
3 199 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 177 (9.20%) Architect
5 129 (6.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 93 (4.83%) Java Developer
7 84 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
8 70 (3.64%) Data Engineer
9 66 (3.43%) Consultant
10 64 (3.33%) Data Analyst
10 64 (3.33%) Senior Developer
11 58 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
11 58 (3.01%) Scala Developer
12 52 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
13 51 (2.65%) Software Engineer
14 50 (2.60%) React Developer
14 50 (2.60%) Web Developer
15 43 (2.23%) Web Analyst
16 42 (2.18%) Android Developer
17 39 (2.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (11.69%) HTML
2 222 (11.54%) CSS
3 207 (10.76%) Node.js
4 141 (7.33%) Web Services
5 136 (7.07%) RESTful
6 135 (7.02%) REST
7 131 (6.81%) AngularJS
8 128 (6.65%) Kafka
9 120 (6.24%) .NET
10 115 (5.98%) React
11 109 (5.67%) JSON
12 97 (5.04%) Spring
13 90 (4.68%) HTML5
14 77 (4.00%) jQuery
15 70 (3.64%) XML
16 58 (3.01%) Sass
17 57 (2.96%) Play Framework
18 51 (2.65%) Django
18 51 (2.65%) Servlets
19 48 (2.49%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 187 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (8.58%) User Experience
3 98 (5.09%) Mobile App
4 94 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 71 (3.69%) Public Cloud
6 69 (3.59%) Algorithms
7 62 (3.22%) Social Media
8 59 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
9 46 (2.39%) Data Structures
10 42 (2.18%) Smartphone
11 39 (2.03%) Management Information System
12 36 (1.87%) Fintech
13 30 (1.56%) Private Cloud
14 29 (1.51%) Data Centre
15 27 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
16 26 (1.35%) Device Driver
17 23 (1.20%) Cloud Native
17 23 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
18 22 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
19 19 (0.99%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 396 (20.58%) Linux
2 224 (11.64%) Windows
3 162 (8.42%) Android
4 98 (5.09%) Unix
5 88 (4.57%) Apple iOS
6 84 (4.37%) Ubuntu
7 75 (3.90%) CentOS
8 51 (2.65%) Windows Server
9 44 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (1.98%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.25%) DC/OS
11 24 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.57%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.52%) Debian
15 10 (0.52%) VMS
16 9 (0.47%) Solaris
17 8 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 474 (24.64%) Analytics
3 434 (22.56%) DevOps
4 300 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
5 227 (11.80%) TDD
6 193 (10.03%) Test Automation
7 184 (9.56%) Microservices
8 180 (9.36%) Configuration Management
9 179 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
10 173 (8.99%) Open Source
11 170 (8.84%) Scrum
12 151 (7.85%) Migration
13 148 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 119 (6.19%) Software Engineering
15 115 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
16 113 (5.87%) Web Development
17 102 (5.30%) Kanban
17 102 (5.30%) SEO
18 98 (5.09%) Machine Learning
19 97 (5.04%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 488 (25.36%) Python
2 486 (25.26%) Java
3 371 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 334 (17.36%) SQL
5 159 (8.26%) C#
6 155 (8.06%) Go
7 149 (7.74%) Scala
8 133 (6.91%) Ruby
9 118 (6.13%) Bash Shell
10 72 (3.74%) C++
11 57 (2.96%) PHP
12 51 (2.65%) R
13 50 (2.60%) C
13 50 (2.60%) ES6
14 47 (2.44%) Java 8
14 47 (2.44%) Perl
15 42 (2.18%) PowerShell
16 38 (1.98%) TypeScript
17 36 (1.87%) Shell Script
18 32 (1.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 131 (6.81%) Degree
2 102 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 91 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.62%) PhD
8 10 (0.52%) MCP
9 9 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.47%) MCSE
10 8 (0.42%) A+ Certification
11 7 (0.36%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.36%) MCDST
11 7 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.31%) CCNA
12 6 (0.31%) ISEB
12 6 (0.31%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (9.67%) GCP
2 72 (3.74%) QA
3 42 (2.18%) GDPR
4 23 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.88%) SLA
6 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.36%) PMO
8 6 (0.31%) PSD2
9 5 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.052%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.052%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 342 (17.78%) Docker
2 92 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (4.73%) Active Directory
4 44 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 30 (1.56%) Apache Flume
7 29 (1.51%) VirtualBox
8 28 (1.46%) Xen
9 17 (0.88%) HDFS
10 15 (0.78%) vSphere
11 8 (0.42%) KVM
12 6 (0.31%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.31%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 6 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.16%) NFS
15 2 (0.10%) Ceph
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.10%) Postfix
15 2 (0.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 232 (12.06%) Kubernetes
2 229 (11.90%) Ansible
3 173 (8.99%) Puppet
4 172 (8.94%) Terraform
5 136 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (2.55%) Grafana
7 48 (2.49%) Kibana
8 46 (2.39%) Packer
9 38 (1.98%) Salt
10 37 (1.92%) Nagios
11 33 (1.72%) Oozie
12 31 (1.61%) SCCM
13 29 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
14 27 (1.40%) Prometheus
15 22 (1.14%) Icinga
16 20 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
17 15 (0.78%) logstash
18 14 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
19 13 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 12 (0.62%) Mesos
Vendors
1 245 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 155 (8.06%) Adobe
3 102 (5.30%) VMware
4 72 (3.74%) Oracle
5 67 (3.48%) Tableau
6 60 (3.12%) Red Hat
7 58 (3.01%) Apple
8 54 (2.81%) IBM
9 51 (2.65%) Splunk
10 44 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.98%) New Relic
12 36 (1.87%) Tealium
13 32 (1.66%) Twitter
14 24 (1.25%) Facebook
15 23 (1.20%) Cisco
16 22 (1.14%) SAP
17 21 (1.09%) Atlassian
17 21 (1.09%) Citrix
18 19 (0.99%) HP
19 17 (0.88%) Apigee