Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 147 195
Rank change year-on-year +56 +48 +71
Contract jobs citing Google 2,309 1,851 1,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.55% 1.86% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 6.03% 4.50% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,540 1,219 835
UK median daily rate £514 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.16% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £325 £258 £185
90th Percentile £688 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £388
% change year-on-year +2.27% +13.55% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 48 37
UK median hourly rate £32.59 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.26% -18.42% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.36 £11.93 £12.72
90th Percentile £46.82 £35.56 £53.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £14.50 £15.43
% change year-on-year +134.48% -6.00% -11.86%

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 38,301 41,177 40,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 41.42% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,781 25,484 24,534
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,331 1,500 1,418
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 +45 2,207 £525 +10.53% 374
London +53 1,469 £538 +7.50% 145
UK excluding London +31 809 £450 +2.27% 245
South East +15 270 £425 - 44
North of England +65 212 £440 -2.22% 70
Midlands +15 158 £494 +9.72% 59
Yorkshire +58 134 £450 - 20
West Midlands +1 121 £488 +8.33% 30
North West +17 71 £450 -1.37% 47
South West -27 57 £500 +17.65% 29
Scotland +53 52 £425 -10.53% 12
East Midlands +29 36 £500 +29.03% 29
East of England -31 34 £475 +18.75% 28
Wales +15 27 £450 -25.00% 3
North East +3 7 £400 +36.17% 3
Northern Ireland +7 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 1,271 (55.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1,066 (46.17%) Amazon AWS
3 798 (34.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 745 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
5 667 (28.89%) Python
6 619 (26.81%) DevOps
7 591 (25.60%) Analytics
8 545 (23.60%) Java
9 428 (18.54%) Docker
10 423 (18.32%) SQL
11 413 (17.89%) Finance
12 398 (17.24%) Kubernetes
13 396 (17.15%) Linux
14 376 (16.28%) JavaScript
15 350 (15.16%) Big Data
16 340 (14.72%) Google Analytics
17 335 (14.51%) Jenkins
18 310 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
19 301 (13.04%) Microsoft
20 288 (12.47%) Microservices
21 266 (11.52%) Ansible
22 265 (11.48%) Terraform
23 246 (10.65%) Git (software)
24 239 (10.35%) Scrum
25 234 (10.13%) Data Science
26 222 (9.61%) Apache Spark
27 219 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
27 219 (9.48%) Web Services
28 212 (9.18%) TDD
29 211 (9.14%) Hadoop

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
1 222 (9.61%) Apache Spark
2 162 (7.02%) Apache
3 121 (5.24%) Confluence
4 98 (4.24%) CMS
5 95 (4.11%) Apache Airflow
6 58 (2.51%) Tomcat
7 57 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
8 56 (2.43%) nginx
9 47 (2.04%) WebSphere
10 41 (1.78%) IIS
11 32 (1.39%) Jetty
11 32 (1.39%) Mongrel
12 29 (1.26%) Apache Solr
13 28 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 28 (1.21%) WebLogic
14 27 (1.17%) SAS
15 26 (1.13%) SharePoint
16 20 (0.87%) Drupal
16 20 (0.87%) WordPress
17 18 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 77 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 26 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.61%) Sketch
7 10 (0.43%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.22%) InDesign
10 4 (0.17%) InVision
10 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.13%) SPSS
12 2 (0.087%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.087%) Figma
12 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.087%) Stata
13 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.043%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.39%) Magento
4 8 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 7 (0.30%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.17%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.13%) Eikon
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM On Demand
8 3 (0.13%) Shopify
9 2 (0.087%) SessionCam
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Utilities
10 1 (0.043%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 1,271 (55.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1,066 (46.17%) Amazon AWS
3 798 (34.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 340 (14.72%) Google Analytics
5 113 (4.89%) GitHub
6 110 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
7 94 (4.07%) G Suite
8 83 (3.59%) Office 365
9 81 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 81 (3.51%) Google Sheets
9 81 (3.51%) PaaS
9 81 (3.51%) Serverless
10 76 (3.29%) SaaS
11 71 (3.07%) Google App Engine
12 68 (2.94%) IaaS
13 59 (2.56%) OpenShift
14 51 (2.21%) Google Tag Manager
15 44 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
16 43 (1.86%) Adobe Analytics
16 43 (1.86%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.98%) HTTP
2 89 (3.85%) DNS
3 87 (3.77%) Firewall
4 65 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 62 (2.69%) SSL
6 57 (2.47%) DHCP
7 50 (2.17%) Internet
8 48 (2.08%) VPN
9 42 (1.82%) FTP
10 41 (1.78%) IPsec
11 30 (1.30%) Skype
12 25 (1.08%) Network Security
13 23 (1.00%) WAN
14 20 (0.87%) LAN
15 16 (0.69%) VoIP
15 16 (0.69%) Wireless
16 13 (0.56%) SMTP
17 10 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (0.43%) SAN
18 9 (0.39%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (15.16%) Big Data
2 211 (9.14%) Hadoop
3 179 (7.75%) BigQuery
4 178 (7.71%) NoSQL
5 128 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
6 126 (5.46%) MongoDB
7 91 (3.94%) Apache Hive
7 91 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
8 89 (3.85%) MySQL
9 83 (3.59%) Relational Database
10 76 (3.29%) SQL Server
11 66 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (1.43%) Data Lake
13 31 (1.34%) HBase
14 30 (1.30%) Impala
15 29 (1.26%) Bigtable
15 29 (1.26%) Power BI
16 25 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
16 25 (1.08%) Redis
17 23 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 335 (14.51%) Jenkins
2 246 (10.65%) Git (software)
3 208 (9.01%) JIRA
4 86 (3.72%) JUnit
5 69 (2.99%) Maven
6 64 (2.77%) Selenium
7 52 (2.25%) Travis CI
8 48 (2.08%) Ant
9 46 (1.99%) Cucumber
10 45 (1.95%) TeamCity
11 43 (1.86%) Subversion
12 41 (1.78%) Gradle
13 35 (1.52%) gulp
14 31 (1.34%) Mockito
15 30 (1.30%) Bitbucket
15 30 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (1.26%) git-flow
17 28 (1.21%) Eclipse
18 25 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 25 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 413 (17.89%) Finance
2 170 (7.36%) Banking
3 139 (6.02%) Marketing
4 121 (5.24%) Retail
5 45 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 41 (1.78%) Publishing
7 38 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 35 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.30%) Advertising
10 23 (1.00%) Front Office
11 20 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.82%) Games
13 18 (0.78%) Legal
14 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.48%) Billing
16 9 (0.39%) Automotive
17 8 (0.35%) Law
18 7 (0.30%) Electronics
19 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 4 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 546 (23.65%) Developer
2 280 (12.13%) Architect
3 277 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 253 (10.96%) Analyst
5 228 (9.87%) Data Engineer
6 207 (8.96%) Cloud Engineer
7 148 (6.41%) Python Engineer
8 141 (6.11%) Cloud Architect
9 118 (5.11%) Java Developer
10 104 (4.50%) Big Data Engineer
11 83 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
12 79 (3.42%) Consultant
13 74 (3.20%) Business Analyst
14 73 (3.16%) Senior Developer
15 70 (3.03%) Python Developer
16 62 (2.69%) AWS DevOps
17 58 (2.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 55 (2.38%) Platform Engineer
19 51 (2.21%) Cloud Developer
20 50 (2.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (9.48%) Web Services
2 197 (8.53%) REST
3 186 (8.06%) HTML
4 179 (7.75%) Node.js
5 177 (7.67%) RESTful
6 174 (7.54%) CSS
7 153 (6.63%) Spring
8 148 (6.41%) .NET
9 119 (5.15%) Kafka
10 114 (4.94%) React
11 109 (4.72%) JSON
12 107 (4.63%) AngularJS
13 102 (4.42%) PySpark
14 83 (3.59%) HTML5
15 74 (3.20%) jQuery
16 71 (3.07%) Servlets
17 66 (2.86%) J2EE
18 65 (2.82%) Play Framework
19 64 (2.77%) SOAP
20 63 (2.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (5.98%) User Experience
3 118 (5.11%) Public Cloud
4 79 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
5 74 (3.20%) Algorithms
6 72 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 65 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 41 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 39 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 36 (1.56%) Cloud Native
11 35 (1.52%) Social Media
12 31 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (1.17%) iPad
14 26 (1.13%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.91%) Virtual Team
16 19 (0.82%) Blog
16 19 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
17 18 (0.78%) Hedge funds
17 18 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 396 (17.15%) Linux
2 193 (8.36%) Windows
3 109 (4.72%) Unix
4 96 (4.16%) Android
5 60 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.99%) Ubuntu
7 40 (1.73%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.34%) CentOS
9 24 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 20 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.48%) AIX
14 8 (0.35%) Debian
15 6 (0.26%) Fedora
15 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.22%) Solaris
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (26.81%) DevOps
3 591 (25.60%) Analytics
4 310 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
5 288 (12.47%) Microservices
6 239 (10.35%) Scrum
7 234 (10.13%) Data Science
8 219 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
9 212 (9.18%) TDD
10 191 (8.27%) Configuration Management
11 183 (7.93%) Migration
11 183 (7.93%) Test Automation
12 182 (7.88%) Open Source
13 174 (7.54%) E-Commerce
14 168 (7.28%) Machine Learning
15 165 (7.15%) ETL
16 140 (6.06%) Mentoring
17 139 (6.02%) Data Engineering
17 139 (6.02%) Software Engineering
18 134 (5.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 667 (28.89%) Python
2 545 (23.60%) Java
3 423 (18.32%) SQL
4 376 (16.28%) JavaScript
5 151 (6.54%) Scala
6 129 (5.59%) Bash Shell
6 129 (5.59%) Ruby
7 123 (5.33%) Go
8 108 (4.68%) C#
9 74 (3.20%) PowerShell
10 71 (3.07%) TypeScript
11 62 (2.69%) R
12 55 (2.38%) C++
13 52 (2.25%) PHP
14 47 (2.04%) Perl
15 42 (1.82%) Groovy
16 39 (1.69%) Java 8
17 34 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 33 (1.43%) C
19 24 (1.04%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 134 (5.80%) Degree
2 82 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 55 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (1.30%) Master's Degree
7 29 (1.26%) CISSP
8 26 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (1.04%) CISM
10 17 (0.74%) CISA
10 17 (0.74%) PhD
11 15 (0.65%) CCIE
12 12 (0.52%) FFIEC
13 11 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.43%) ISSMP
15 9 (0.39%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.35%) CCNP
17 7 (0.30%) CCNA
17 7 (0.30%) MCSE
17 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.25%) QA
2 42 (1.82%) GDPR
3 31 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.82%) SLA
7 16 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.43%) NIST
9 9 (0.39%) PMO
10 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (0.30%) PSD2
11 6 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.17%) FedRAMP
13 4 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.17%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.087%) GxP
14 2 (0.087%) MiFID
System Software
1 428 (18.54%) Docker
2 94 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 68 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.43%) Xen
5 24 (1.04%) HDFS
6 22 (0.95%) Apache Flume
7 19 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.56%) XenApp
9 12 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.48%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.39%) vSphere
12 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.26%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.17%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.13%) Firmware
15 3 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 398 (17.24%) Kubernetes
2 266 (11.52%) Ansible
3 265 (11.48%) Terraform
4 197 (8.53%) Puppet
5 151 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (2.21%) Grafana
7 44 (1.91%) Salt
8 33 (1.43%) Kibana
9 30 (1.30%) Istio
10 26 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
11 22 (0.95%) Packer
12 21 (0.91%) Nagios
12 21 (0.91%) Prometheus
13 19 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (0.74%) Mesos
15 15 (0.65%) Kubeflow
16 14 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
16 14 (0.61%) Icinga
17 13 (0.56%) Consul
17 13 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 301 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 107 (4.63%) Adobe
3 94 (4.07%) VMware
4 84 (3.64%) Oracle
4 84 (3.64%) Tableau
5 58 (2.51%) Splunk
6 51 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (1.95%) SAP
8 44 (1.91%) IBM
9 41 (1.78%) Red Hat
10 39 (1.69%) Cisco
11 36 (1.56%) Twitter
12 29 (1.26%) Apple
13 28 (1.21%) NetApp
14 27 (1.17%) Databricks
14 27 (1.17%) EMC
14 27 (1.17%) Facebook
15 26 (1.13%) New Relic
16 25 (1.08%) Citrix
16 25 (1.08%) ServiceNow