Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 84 122
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38 +84
Contract jobs citing Google 979 2,215 2,246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 2.68% 2.18%
As % of the Vendors category 6.14% 6.25% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 1,566 1,477
Median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £316 £313 £289
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 51
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.90 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.66% +12.93% -41.30%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.60 £12.25
90th Percentile £70.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +22.86% +10.41% -36.60%

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 15,943 35,449 43,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.49% 42.92% 41.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,398 22,114 26,719
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £253 £230 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 1,467 1,654
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.81% +11.23% +0.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.17 £52.25 £47.06
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £16.91
% change year-on-year +38.89% +6.48% +2.45%

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 26 November 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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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 -5 822 £525 +5.00% 477
London +1 605 £575 +9.52% 186
Work from Home +1 287 £538 +2.38% 84
UK excluding London -23 221 £450 - 322
North of England -29 65 £459 +7.88% 107
Midlands +45 50 £375 -11.76% 48
South East +2 40 £460 -3.16% 70
West Midlands +29 31 £394 -1.56% 29
Yorkshire -6 27 £459 +1.89% 33
North East +14 24 £450 -9.09% 19
South West +9 22 £443 +4.12% 41
Wales +34 21 £500 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +53 19 £350 -30.00% 19
Scotland +4 13 £450 -14.29% 21
North West 0 13 £500 +25.00% 55
East of England +45 10 £335 -29.47% 24

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 673 (68.74%) GCP
2 389 (39.73%) AWS
3 352 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
4 350 (35.75%) Azure
5 326 (33.30%) Python
6 313 (31.97%) Java
7 307 (31.36%) DevOps
8 249 (25.43%) Finance
9 246 (25.13%) Kubernetes
10 192 (19.61%) Microservices
11 186 (19.00%) Web Services
12 176 (17.98%) Banking
13 172 (17.57%) Analytics
14 171 (17.47%) Jenkins
14 171 (17.47%) SQL
15 166 (16.96%) Docker
16 160 (16.34%) Software Engineering
17 153 (15.63%) JavaScript
18 148 (15.12%) Asset Management
19 143 (14.61%) Terraform
20 131 (13.38%) BigQuery
21 129 (13.18%) Investment Management
21 129 (13.18%) Hedge funds
22 121 (12.36%) Node.js
23 118 (12.05%) Git (software)
24 113 (11.54%) Google Analytics
25 108 (11.03%) Mentoring
26 105 (10.73%) Microsoft
27 102 (10.42%) React
28 97 (9.91%) Migration

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 92 (9.40%) Apache
2 48 (4.90%) nginx
3 38 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 32 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 32 (3.27%) Confluence
5 27 (2.76%) CMS
6 18 (1.84%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.02%) Headless CMS
8 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.82%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.51%) Tornado
12 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.41%) Documentum
12 4 (0.41%) Drupal
12 4 (0.41%) Gunicorn
12 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.82%) Sketch
4 7 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.61%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.41%) Figma
6 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.41%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.20%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.10%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) SAP MDM
1 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
2 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.10%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.10%) Maximo
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.10%) Shopify
3 1 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 673 (68.74%) GCP
2 389 (39.73%) AWS
3 350 (35.75%) Azure
4 113 (11.54%) Google Analytics
5 87 (8.89%) Serverless
6 79 (8.07%) PaaS
7 71 (7.25%) AWS Lambda
8 65 (6.64%) Amazon ECS
9 62 (6.33%) Apigee
10 46 (4.70%) GitHub
10 46 (4.70%) IaaS
11 38 (3.88%) npm
12 34 (3.47%) Office 365
13 28 (2.86%) G Suite
14 22 (2.25%) Firebase
15 20 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
16 19 (1.94%) Google Tag Manager
17 17 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (1.74%) Power Platform
17 17 (1.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.25%) Firewall
2 20 (2.04%) DNS
2 20 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.84%) HTTP
4 14 (1.43%) SSL
5 12 (1.23%) Network Security
6 8 (0.82%) Skype
7 7 (0.72%) Internet
7 7 (0.72%) WAN
8 6 (0.61%) DHCP
8 6 (0.61%) LAN
9 5 (0.51%) Broadband
9 5 (0.51%) Intranet
10 4 (0.41%) VPN
10 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.41%) Wireless
11 3 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.31%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.38%) BigQuery
2 96 (9.81%) SQL Server
3 86 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (8.38%) MySQL
6 67 (6.84%) Big Data
7 65 (6.64%) Amazon Redshift
8 56 (5.72%) NoSQL
9 44 (4.49%) Cloud Spanner
10 38 (3.88%) Bigtable
11 29 (2.96%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.94%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.84%) Relational Database
14 16 (1.63%) Power BI
14 16 (1.63%) Tableau
15 12 (1.23%) Data Mart
16 9 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.92%) QlikView
17 8 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
18 7 (0.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 171 (17.47%) Jenkins
2 118 (12.05%) Git (software)
3 79 (8.07%) GitLab
4 61 (6.23%) JIRA
5 60 (6.13%) Maven
6 58 (5.92%) Artifactory
7 57 (5.82%) CircleCI
8 41 (4.19%) Travis CI
9 39 (3.98%) gulp
10 38 (3.88%) Gradle
11 23 (2.35%) RStudio
12 21 (2.15%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.84%) JUnit
14 17 (1.74%) Selenium
15 14 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (1.12%) Gatling
17 9 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.92%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.92%) SonarQube
18 8 (0.82%) GoogleTest
General
1 249 (25.43%) Finance
2 176 (17.98%) Banking
3 65 (6.64%) Front Office
4 57 (5.82%) Marketing
5 41 (4.19%) Public Sector
6 30 (3.06%) Investment Banking
7 28 (2.86%) Back Office
8 19 (1.94%) Retail
8 19 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.33%) Billing
10 10 (1.02%) Advertising
10 10 (1.02%) Electronics
10 10 (1.02%) Publishing
11 9 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.51%) Games
13 5 (0.51%) Law
13 5 (0.51%) Local Government
14 4 (0.41%) Legal
14 4 (0.41%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 259 (26.46%) Developer
2 172 (17.57%) Architect
3 95 (9.70%) AWS Engineer
4 80 (8.17%) Cloud Architect
5 78 (7.97%) AWS Developer
5 78 (7.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 73 (7.46%) Software Engineer
7 71 (7.25%) Java Developer
8 69 (7.05%) Analyst
9 67 (6.84%) Data Engineer
10 61 (6.23%) Java Engineer
11 60 (6.13%) Cloud Engineer
12 57 (5.82%) AWS Software Engineer
13 55 (5.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 41 (4.19%) Java Software Developer
14 41 (4.19%) Java Software Engineer
15 38 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
16 37 (3.78%) SQL Developer
17 36 (3.68%) Data Architect
18 34 (3.47%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (19.00%) Web Services
2 121 (12.36%) Node.js
3 102 (10.42%) React
4 85 (8.68%) AngularJS
5 75 (7.66%) OAuth
6 72 (7.35%) CSS
7 67 (6.84%) HTML
8 66 (6.74%) gRPC
9 62 (6.33%) Vue.js
10 60 (6.13%) Swagger
11 51 (5.21%) REST
12 49 (5.01%) .NET
13 34 (3.47%) RESTful
14 32 (3.27%) CSS3
15 31 (3.17%) HTML5
16 29 (2.96%) JSON
17 28 (2.86%) .NET Core
18 25 (2.55%) Kafka
19 24 (2.45%) ASP.NET
20 23 (2.35%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 129 (13.18%) Hedge funds
2 85 (8.68%) Fixed Income
3 84 (8.58%) Derivative
4 74 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (6.33%) Equities
5 62 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 58 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (4.49%) User Experience
8 33 (3.37%) Public Cloud
9 31 (3.17%) Cloud Native
10 24 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 21 (2.15%) Credit Derivative
11 21 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (2.15%) Mobile App
12 20 (2.04%) Credit Risk
12 20 (2.04%) iPad
13 18 (1.84%) Social Media
14 15 (1.53%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.23%) Data Centre
16 11 (1.12%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 77 (7.87%) Windows
2 73 (7.46%) Linux
3 45 (4.60%) Android
4 27 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.33%) Unix
7 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.31%) CentOS
10 3 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.31%) Fedora
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (31.36%) DevOps
3 192 (19.61%) Microservices
4 172 (17.57%) Analytics
5 160 (16.34%) Software Engineering
6 148 (15.12%) Asset Management
7 129 (13.18%) Investment Management
8 108 (11.03%) Mentoring
9 97 (9.91%) Migration
9 97 (9.91%) Scrum
10 85 (8.68%) ETL
11 74 (7.56%) Open Source
12 59 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
13 58 (5.92%) Data Modelling
14 57 (5.82%) Decision-Making
14 57 (5.82%) E-Commerce
15 47 (4.80%) Data Science
16 46 (4.70%) TDD
16 46 (4.70%) Test Automation
17 43 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 326 (33.30%) Python
2 313 (31.97%) Java
3 171 (17.47%) SQL
4 153 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 49 (5.01%) C#
6 44 (4.49%) TypeScript
7 42 (4.29%) Go
8 39 (3.98%) Groovy
9 33 (3.37%) C
10 31 (3.17%) R
11 30 (3.06%) Scala
12 22 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.25%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.84%) C++
14 14 (1.43%) Kotlin
14 14 (1.43%) Ruby
15 13 (1.33%) PHP
16 11 (1.12%) Perl
17 8 (0.82%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (4.60%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.68%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.27%) Degree
4 20 (2.04%) Sun Certification
5 11 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (0.92%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.61%) PhD
8 5 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE
9 4 (0.41%) CISM
9 4 (0.41%) CISSP
10 3 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.31%) CCSP
10 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.20%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.55%) QA
2 22 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.92%) SLA
4 8 (0.82%) NIST
5 7 (0.72%) GDPR
5 7 (0.72%) WCAG
6 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.31%) Basel III
8 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.20%) NCSC
8 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) GMP
9 1 (0.10%) IFRS
9 1 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.10%) MiFID
9 1 (0.10%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 166 (16.96%) Docker
2 42 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
3 31 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.72%) vSphere
6 6 (0.61%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.41%) HDFS
9 3 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.31%) Xen
10 2 (0.20%) vCloud
10 2 (0.20%) XenApp
10 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.10%) NFS
11 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 246 (25.13%) Kubernetes
2 143 (14.61%) Terraform
3 90 (9.19%) Ansible
4 43 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (4.29%) Argo
6 23 (2.35%) Puppet
7 19 (1.94%) SCCM
8 14 (1.43%) Grafana
9 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (1.02%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.92%) Kibana
11 6 (0.61%) Packer
11 6 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.41%) HP SIM
13 4 (0.41%) Icinga
13 4 (0.41%) Nagios
13 4 (0.41%) Opsview
14 3 (0.31%) Salt
15 2 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 105 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.84%) Oracle
3 30 (3.06%) VMware
4 27 (2.76%) Apple
5 25 (2.55%) Adobe
5 25 (2.55%) SAP
5 25 (2.55%) Splunk
6 15 (1.53%) IBM
7 14 (1.43%) MuleSoft
8 13 (1.33%) Facebook
9 10 (1.02%) Cloudera
9 10 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.92%) AppDynamics
11 8 (0.82%) Twitter
12 7 (0.72%) Hortonworks
12 7 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.61%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.61%) Cisco
13 6 (0.61%) Citrix
13 6 (0.61%) HP