Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 105 165
Rank change year-on-year +19 +60 +50
Contract jobs citing Google 1,607 2,370 1,681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.46% 1.66%
As % of the Vendors category 6.05% 5.77% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 1,518 1,178
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +14.62%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £215
90th Percentile £700 £688 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.84% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 48
Median hourly rate £24.00 £15.85 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.42% -40.40% +51.97%
10th Percentile £10.56 £9.25 £12.42
90th Percentile £39.77 £40.50 £35.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.85 £14.73
% change year-on-year +35.65% +7.60% -7.07%

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 26,573 41,056 42,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 42.60% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,936 25,544 26,271
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £240
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 1,424 1,430
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.49 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.76% +6.25% -1.54%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Google in the UK

Google
Top 17 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 1 April 2020. 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 +15 1,507 £500 -2.44% 618
London +6 908 £550 +3.77% 313
UK excluding London +47 673 £453 +2.84% 329
North of England +50 202 £476 +6.72% 108
South East +13 160 £450 +5.88% 67
South West +63 119 £433 -6.45% 28
Yorkshire +30 105 £500 +13.64% 35
Midlands +15 77 £413 -13.84% 52
North West +20 63 £415 -12.63% 60
West Midlands +5 57 £400 -20.00% 31
Scotland +32 47 £525 +47.37% 14
East of England +32 39 £378 +16.15% 49
Wales +21 36 £500 +11.11% 8
North East +41 35 £500 +23.08% 13
Work from Home -11 35 £500 -8.05% 40
East Midlands +26 19 £463 +20.13% 21
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 920 (57.25%) GCP
2 598 (37.21%) AWS
3 498 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
4 484 (30.12%) Python
5 479 (29.81%) Azure
6 372 (23.15%) DevOps
7 355 (22.09%) Java
8 317 (19.73%) Analytics
9 311 (19.35%) Kubernetes
10 272 (16.93%) JavaScript
11 265 (16.49%) SQL
12 262 (16.30%) Microsoft
13 246 (15.31%) Finance
14 232 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
14 232 (14.44%) Docker
15 225 (14.00%) Linux
16 220 (13.69%) Microservices
17 216 (13.44%) Jenkins
18 194 (12.07%) Terraform
19 186 (11.57%) Google Analytics
20 184 (11.45%) Git (software)
21 174 (10.83%) Software Engineering
22 164 (10.21%) Ansible
23 162 (10.08%) Web Services
24 159 (9.89%) HTML
25 155 (9.65%) Windows
26 152 (9.46%) Node.js
27 149 (9.27%) CSS
28 143 (8.90%) Migration
28 143 (8.90%) BigQuery

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 76 (4.73%) Confluence
2 75 (4.67%) Apache
3 70 (4.36%) Apache Spark
4 44 (2.74%) nginx
5 43 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 40 (2.49%) CMS
6 40 (2.49%) IIS
7 29 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 28 (1.74%) Apache Airflow
8 28 (1.74%) Jetty
8 28 (1.74%) Mongrel
9 23 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (1.06%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.87%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.81%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.75%) WordPress
14 11 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.68%) SAS
15 9 (0.56%) Jupyter
Applications
1 62 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.68%) Sketch
7 10 (0.62%) InDesign
8 9 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.31%) InVision
11 4 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.25%) UserZoom
11 4 (0.25%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 27 (1.68%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.37%) Magento
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.25%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.12%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.062%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.062%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.062%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 920 (57.25%) GCP
2 598 (37.21%) AWS
3 479 (29.81%) Azure
4 186 (11.57%) Google Analytics
5 88 (5.48%) GitHub
6 85 (5.29%) Serverless
7 77 (4.79%) G Suite
8 65 (4.04%) Office 365
9 59 (3.67%) IaaS
10 52 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
11 48 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
11 48 (2.99%) Google App Engine
12 47 (2.92%) PaaS
13 41 (2.55%) Power Platform
14 38 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
15 37 (2.30%) Firebase
15 37 (2.30%) SaaS
16 32 (1.99%) Adobe Analytics
16 32 (1.99%) OpenShift
17 27 (1.68%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 106 (6.60%) HTTP
2 87 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 70 (4.36%) DNS
4 53 (3.30%) SSL
5 48 (2.99%) DHCP
6 42 (2.61%) Firewall
7 30 (1.87%) FTP
7 30 (1.87%) IPsec
7 30 (1.87%) Skype
7 30 (1.87%) VPN
8 26 (1.62%) Internet
9 24 (1.49%) WAN
10 19 (1.18%) LAN
10 19 (1.18%) Wireless
11 13 (0.81%) VoIP
12 12 (0.75%) SAN
13 11 (0.68%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.62%) VLAN
15 9 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.90%) BigQuery
2 125 (7.78%) Big Data
3 110 (6.85%) NoSQL
4 93 (5.79%) SQL Server
5 86 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
6 81 (5.04%) Relational Database
7 74 (4.60%) MySQL
8 71 (4.42%) MongoDB
9 55 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (3.17%) Hadoop
11 47 (2.92%) Neo4j
12 43 (2.68%) Redis
13 42 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 41 (2.55%) Power BI
15 36 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 34 (2.12%) HBase
17 33 (2.05%) RDBMS
18 31 (1.93%) Amazon Athena
18 31 (1.93%) Couchbase
19 29 (1.80%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 216 (13.44%) Jenkins
2 184 (11.45%) Git (software)
3 127 (7.90%) JIRA
4 53 (3.30%) Selenium
5 46 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 33 (2.05%) JUnit
6 33 (2.05%) Travis CI
7 29 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (1.80%) CircleCI
8 27 (1.68%) GoogleTest
9 26 (1.62%) GitLab
10 25 (1.56%) webpack
11 23 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 22 (1.37%) Gatling
13 20 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
14 19 (1.18%) Maven
15 17 (1.06%) gulp
16 16 (1.00%) Mockito
17 14 (0.87%) RStudio
17 14 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 246 (15.31%) Finance
2 128 (7.97%) Banking
3 118 (7.34%) Marketing
4 94 (5.85%) Public Sector
5 62 (3.86%) Front Office
6 48 (2.99%) Retail
7 43 (2.68%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.37%) Publishing
10 21 (1.31%) Advertising
11 12 (0.75%) Games
12 11 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.62%) Automotive
14 9 (0.56%) Local Government
14 9 (0.56%) Military
15 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.44%) Legal
16 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.37%) Billing
17 6 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 442 (27.50%) Developer
2 170 (10.58%) Architect
3 137 (8.53%) Analyst
4 122 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 99 (6.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 88 (5.48%) Data Engineer
7 76 (4.73%) Java Developer
8 67 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
9 66 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
10 60 (3.73%) Python Developer
11 59 (3.67%) Consultant
12 56 (3.48%) Data Analyst
12 56 (3.48%) Software Engineer
13 55 (3.42%) Senior Developer
14 52 (3.24%) AWS Developer
15 49 (3.05%) Python Engineer
16 44 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
17 43 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
18 41 (2.55%) Support Engineer
19 33 (2.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (10.08%) Web Services
2 159 (9.89%) HTML
3 152 (9.46%) Node.js
4 149 (9.27%) CSS
5 126 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 124 (7.72%) React
7 115 (7.16%) .NET
8 114 (7.09%) REST
9 97 (6.04%) Spring
10 94 (5.85%) JSON
11 84 (5.23%) RESTful
12 66 (4.11%) J2EE
13 60 (3.73%) XML
14 58 (3.61%) Vue.js
15 55 (3.42%) Kafka
15 55 (3.42%) Spring Boot
16 54 (3.36%) HTML5
17 45 (2.80%) Gherkin
18 42 (2.61%) TensorFlow
19 41 (2.55%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.60%) User Experience
3 71 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 55 (3.42%) Hedge funds
5 54 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 53 (3.30%) Fixed Income
7 52 (3.24%) Derivative
8 49 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
9 38 (2.36%) Mobile App
10 35 (2.18%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
12 25 (1.56%) Cloud Native
12 25 (1.56%) Equities
12 25 (1.56%) iPad
13 22 (1.37%) Data Centre
13 22 (1.37%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.31%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.31%) Market Risk
14 21 (1.31%) Social Media
15 16 (1.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 225 (14.00%) Linux
2 155 (9.65%) Windows
3 70 (4.36%) Android
4 58 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 30 (1.87%) Unix
7 22 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.31%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.93%) Amazon Linux
9 15 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 14 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.81%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.31%) CentOS
15 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
17 2 (0.12%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (23.15%) DevOps
3 317 (19.73%) Analytics
4 232 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
5 220 (13.69%) Microservices
6 174 (10.83%) Software Engineering
7 143 (8.90%) Migration
8 127 (7.90%) Test Automation
9 122 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
10 121 (7.53%) Scrum
11 117 (7.28%) Open Source
12 109 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
13 105 (6.53%) Machine Learning
13 105 (6.53%) TDD
14 95 (5.91%) Data Science
15 89 (5.54%) Web Development
16 87 (5.41%) Mentoring
17 84 (5.23%) Configuration Management
18 80 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
19 74 (4.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 484 (30.12%) Python
2 355 (22.09%) Java
3 272 (16.93%) JavaScript
4 265 (16.49%) SQL
5 106 (6.60%) C#
6 101 (6.29%) Scala
7 71 (4.42%) Ruby
8 63 (3.92%) Go
9 59 (3.67%) TypeScript
10 55 (3.42%) C++
11 51 (3.17%) C
11 51 (3.17%) Kotlin
12 42 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 36 (2.24%) PHP
14 34 (2.12%) R
15 33 (2.05%) Groovy
16 28 (1.74%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 23 (1.43%) ES6
19 22 (1.37%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 110 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 105 (6.53%) Degree
3 78 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.24%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.12%) AWS Certification
9 17 (1.06%) CCNA
10 15 (0.93%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.68%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.62%) ISEB
14 9 (0.56%) CISSP
14 9 (0.56%) PhD
15 8 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (0.44%) CCDP
16 7 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.44%) MCSE
17 6 (0.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.30%) QA
2 19 (1.18%) GDPR
3 15 (0.93%) WCAG
4 14 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.68%) PMO
6 10 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.56%) SLA
8 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.25%) P3O
11 3 (0.19%) Basel III
11 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.19%) SEPA
12 2 (0.12%) COBIT
12 2 (0.12%) NIST
13 1 (0.062%) HL7
13 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 232 (14.44%) Docker
2 82 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.80%) Xen
5 18 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.87%) vSphere
7 10 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.44%) HDFS
9 7 (0.44%) OpenAM
9 7 (0.44%) OpenDJ
10 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.19%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.12%) Firmware
12 2 (0.12%) Varnish
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.062%) NFS
13 1 (0.062%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 311 (19.35%) Kubernetes
2 194 (12.07%) Terraform
3 164 (10.21%) Ansible
4 122 (7.59%) Puppet
5 73 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.68%) Salt
7 26 (1.62%) Kibana
8 24 (1.49%) Grafana
9 21 (1.31%) SCCM
10 14 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.56%) Istio
12 9 (0.56%) Kubeflow
13 8 (0.50%) Packer
13 8 (0.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 7 (0.44%) Mesos
15 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (0.37%) Nagios
15 6 (0.37%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 262 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.41%) Oracle
3 78 (4.85%) Adobe
4 68 (4.23%) Apple
5 62 (3.86%) VMware
6 47 (2.92%) Facebook
6 47 (2.92%) Tableau
7 37 (2.30%) Cisco
8 35 (2.18%) Splunk
9 31 (1.93%) IBM
10 30 (1.87%) SAP
11 27 (1.68%) Sybase
12 26 (1.62%) Atlassian
12 26 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.43%) MuleSoft
14 22 (1.37%) Twitter
15 16 (1.00%) Tealium
16 15 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (0.93%) TOWER Software
17 14 (0.87%) TIBCO