Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 105 88 91
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +29
Contract jobs citing Google 2,084 1,082 1,886
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.60% 2.60%
As % of the Vendors category 6.19% 6.11% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 742 1,295
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £600
90th Percentile £750 £713 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 26
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.84 £11.80
25th Percentile £16.50 £19.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate £20.82 £25.00 £17.48
Median % change year-on-year -16.72% +43.06% +10.25%
75th Percentile £34.50 £40.00 £24.75
90th Percentile £58.40 £44.33 £36.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £24.25 £16.14
% change year-on-year -29.90% +50.29% +1.80%

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 33,653 17,718 31,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.05% 42.63% 42.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,076 11,315 19,754
10th Percentile £267 £250 £219
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.27% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £613 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 925 614 1,270
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.07 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.75 £14.33
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.34% +7.41%
75th Percentile £44.03 £46.69 £34.50
90th Percentile £62.15 £60.78 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +18.29% +6.06%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -17 1,594 £550 +6.54% 724
London -21 1,012 £575 +5.75% 374
Work from Home -23 719 £580 +10.48% 140
UK excluding London -1 522 £475 +5.56% 376
South East +6 154 £508 +12.78% 52
North of England -25 105 £465 +0.98% 118
Midlands -18 84 £450 +15.38% 78
West Midlands -22 63 £450 - 51
Scotland -15 54 £488 +20.37% 17
South West -23 48 £400 -10.36% 41
Yorkshire -30 48 £450 -2.70% 40
North West -23 46 £563 +20.00% 66
Wales -9 43 £475 -9.52% 14
East of England -31 33 £403 -16.15% 53
East Midlands -29 19 £363 +13.28% 27
North East -6 14 £450 +2.86% 12
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 - 4

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,260 (60.46%) GCP
2 664 (31.86%) AWS
3 626 (30.04%) Azure
4 588 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 553 (26.54%) DevOps
6 516 (24.76%) Analytics
7 509 (24.42%) Python
8 469 (22.50%) Kubernetes
9 450 (21.59%) Social Skills
10 409 (19.63%) Terraform
11 406 (19.48%) CI/CD
12 390 (18.71%) Finance
13 376 (18.04%) SQL
14 366 (17.56%) Java
15 337 (16.17%) Docker
16 305 (14.64%) Google Analytics
17 279 (13.39%) Microsoft
18 267 (12.81%) Microservices
19 263 (12.62%) JavaScript
20 253 (12.14%) Jenkins
21 228 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
22 225 (10.80%) JIRA
23 220 (10.56%) Linux
24 219 (10.51%) BigQuery
25 191 (9.17%) Infrastructure as Code
26 190 (9.12%) Git (software)
27 184 (8.83%) Windows
28 183 (8.78%) Ansible
29 182 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
30 181 (8.69%) 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
1 102 (4.89%) Confluence
2 66 (3.17%) Apache Spark
3 56 (2.69%) Apache
4 51 (2.45%) CMS
5 45 (2.16%) Apache Airflow
6 33 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (1.34%) OpenStack
8 27 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 24 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 23 (1.10%) IIS
11 12 (0.58%) nginx
11 12 (0.58%) WordPress
12 11 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.48%) OnBase
14 9 (0.43%) Drupal
14 9 (0.43%) SAS
14 9 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.38%) Appian
15 8 (0.38%) JBoss
15 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (1.06%) Sketch
5 18 (0.86%) Chatbot
6 17 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.67%) InVision
8 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.43%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.24%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.19%) SPSS
11 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.048%) GIMP
11 1 (0.048%) InDesign
11 1 (0.048%) Marvel
11 1 (0.048%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.096%) Shopify
6 1 (0.048%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.048%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.048%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.048%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,260 (60.46%) GCP
2 664 (31.86%) AWS
3 626 (30.04%) Azure
4 305 (14.64%) Google Analytics
5 144 (6.91%) GitHub
6 118 (5.66%) Power Platform
7 100 (4.80%) PaaS
8 96 (4.61%) Google Workspace
9 86 (4.13%) Microsoft 365
10 74 (3.55%) IaaS
10 74 (3.55%) SaaS
11 73 (3.50%) OpenShift
12 72 (3.45%) Google Data Studio
13 64 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
14 57 (2.74%) Serverless
15 56 (2.69%) Apigee
16 49 (2.35%) Google Sheets
17 48 (2.30%) Cloud Functions
17 48 (2.30%) Google Tag Manager
18 46 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.83%) Firewall
2 44 (2.11%) DNS
3 34 (1.63%) Network Security
4 33 (1.58%) WAN
5 30 (1.44%) HTTP
6 29 (1.39%) Wireless
7 21 (1.01%) LAN
7 21 (1.01%) VPN
8 20 (0.96%) Kerberos
9 18 (0.86%) DHCP
10 16 (0.77%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.62%) Internet
11 13 (0.62%) SSL
12 12 (0.58%) Intranet
12 12 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.53%) VoIP
14 10 (0.48%) Ethernet
14 10 (0.48%) VLAN
15 7 (0.34%) MQTT
15 7 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (10.51%) BigQuery
2 139 (6.67%) Big Data
3 131 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
4 116 (5.57%) Power BI
5 105 (5.04%) Tableau
6 104 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 87 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 79 (3.79%) MongoDB
9 78 (3.74%) SQL Server
10 74 (3.55%) Hadoop
11 66 (3.17%) MySQL
12 56 (2.69%) Looker
13 49 (2.35%) Data Lake
14 43 (2.06%) Relational Database
15 37 (1.78%) Metadata
16 36 (1.73%) Cloud Spanner
17 31 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
17 31 (1.49%) Blockchain
18 27 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 253 (12.14%) Jenkins
2 225 (10.80%) JIRA
3 190 (9.12%) Git (software)
4 59 (2.83%) GitLab
5 48 (2.30%) Maven
6 46 (2.21%) CircleCI
7 42 (2.02%) Bitbucket
8 41 (1.97%) Gradle
9 38 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 29 (1.39%) Spinnaker
11 28 (1.34%) SonarQube
12 27 (1.30%) Travis CI
13 26 (1.25%) gulp
13 26 (1.25%) Selenium
14 22 (1.06%) JUnit
14 22 (1.06%) TeamCity
15 21 (1.01%) Cucumber
16 19 (0.91%) Eclipse
17 18 (0.86%) Visual Studio
18 17 (0.82%) Artifactory
General
1 450 (21.59%) Social Skills
2 390 (18.71%) Finance
3 182 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 176 (8.45%) Marketing
5 156 (7.49%) Public Sector
6 147 (7.05%) Banking
7 94 (4.51%) Retail
8 74 (3.55%) Presentation Skills
9 67 (3.21%) Telecoms
10 47 (2.26%) Influencing Skills
11 45 (2.16%) Legal
12 40 (1.92%) Financial Institution
12 40 (1.92%) Manufacturing
13 37 (1.78%) Publishing
14 36 (1.73%) Retail Banking
15 30 (1.44%) Billing
16 28 (1.34%) Electronics
17 23 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
18 20 (0.96%) Automotive
18 20 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 382 (18.33%) Developer
2 374 (17.95%) Architect
3 226 (10.84%) Analyst
4 166 (7.97%) Cloud Engineer
5 145 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 116 (5.57%) Data Engineer
7 98 (4.70%) Cloud Architect
8 82 (3.93%) Consultant
9 81 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
10 67 (3.21%) Data Analyst
11 60 (2.88%) Data Architect
11 60 (2.88%) Java Developer
12 58 (2.78%) Digital Analyst
12 58 (2.78%) Security Engineer
13 56 (2.69%) Security Architect
14 52 (2.50%) Senior Developer
15 47 (2.26%) Full Stack Developer
16 45 (2.16%) Platform Engineer
17 37 (1.78%) Technical Architect
18 36 (1.73%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (7.82%) HTML
2 145 (6.96%) Kafka
3 134 (6.43%) CSS
3 134 (6.43%) Node.js
4 120 (5.76%) React
5 102 (4.89%) Spring
6 92 (4.41%) AngularJS
7 88 (4.22%) REST
8 71 (3.41%) .NET
9 66 (3.17%) Spring Boot
10 56 (2.69%) OAuth
11 51 (2.45%) JSON
12 50 (2.40%) SAML
13 46 (2.21%) RESTful
14 43 (2.06%) OpenID
15 41 (1.97%) GraphQL
16 37 (1.78%) LDAP
17 34 (1.63%) Web Services
18 33 (1.58%) jQuery
19 28 (1.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.72%) User Experience
2 131 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 88 (4.22%) Cloud Native
4 65 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 55 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.21%) Data Centre
7 45 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
9 38 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
10 35 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
10 35 (1.68%) Social Media
11 22 (1.06%) Hedge funds
12 20 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.91%) iPad
13 19 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
16 14 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.62%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 220 (10.56%) Linux
2 184 (8.83%) Windows
3 89 (4.27%) Unix
4 71 (3.41%) Android
5 56 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 54 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 21 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (0.82%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.72%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.53%) CentOS
13 11 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.48%) Solaris
15 9 (0.43%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.34%) Debian
17 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
18 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (26.54%) DevOps
3 516 (24.76%) Analytics
4 406 (19.48%) CI/CD
5 267 (12.81%) Microservices
6 228 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
7 191 (9.17%) Infrastructure as Code
8 181 (8.69%) Migration
9 176 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
10 174 (8.35%) Scrum
11 141 (6.77%) Visualisation
12 123 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 120 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
14 118 (5.66%) Project Management
15 114 (5.47%) ETL
16 113 (5.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 110 (5.28%) Artificial Intelligence
18 106 (5.09%) Test Automation
19 105 (5.04%) Data Modelling
19 105 (5.04%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 509 (24.42%) Python
2 376 (18.04%) SQL
3 366 (17.56%) Java
4 263 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.42%) C#
6 102 (4.89%) Bash
7 84 (4.03%) Go
8 77 (3.69%) TypeScript
9 75 (3.60%) Ruby
10 56 (2.69%) Groovy
10 56 (2.69%) R
11 54 (2.59%) C++
11 54 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.30%) Scala
13 38 (1.82%) Kotlin
14 36 (1.73%) PHP
15 33 (1.58%) Java 11
16 27 (1.30%) Java 8
17 21 (1.01%) Apple Swift
17 21 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 116 (5.57%) Security Cleared
2 103 (4.94%) Degree
3 85 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (0.96%) CISSP
7 19 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.86%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (0.53%) CISM
11 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.48%) MCSE
12 10 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.38%) CCSP
13 8 (0.38%) GIAC
14 7 (0.34%) MCP
14 7 (0.34%) RHCE
14 7 (0.34%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.88%) Accessibility
2 44 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 38 (1.82%) GDPR
4 36 (1.73%) QA
5 27 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.86%) NIST
7 17 (0.82%) SLA
8 9 (0.43%) PMO
8 9 (0.43%) WCAG
9 8 (0.38%) NCSC
10 5 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.14%) DICOM
12 3 (0.14%) GRC
12 3 (0.14%) GxP
12 3 (0.14%) HL7
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.096%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.096%) P3O
13 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 337 (16.17%) Docker
2 104 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.77%) OpenAM
6 12 (0.58%) NFS
7 10 (0.48%) OpenIDM
8 6 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (0.29%) KVM
9 5 (0.24%) Firmware
9 5 (0.24%) vSphere
10 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.14%) Ceph
12 2 (0.096%) HDFS
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.096%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.096%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.048%) Squid
Systems Management
1 469 (22.50%) Kubernetes
2 409 (19.63%) Terraform
3 183 (8.78%) Ansible
4 92 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (2.74%) Puppet
6 56 (2.69%) Grafana
7 47 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
8 40 (1.92%) Prometheus
9 39 (1.87%) Istio
10 28 (1.34%) SCCM
11 14 (0.67%) Consul
12 13 (0.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 11 (0.53%) Kibana
14 10 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
15 9 (0.43%) Nagios
15 9 (0.43%) Packer
16 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
17 7 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
17 7 (0.34%) Salt
18 5 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 279 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.05%) Adobe
3 105 (5.04%) Oracle
4 62 (2.98%) Splunk
5 57 (2.74%) VMware
6 56 (2.69%) Apple
7 52 (2.50%) IBM
8 49 (2.35%) SAP
9 37 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (1.63%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.30%) Cisco
12 25 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.01%) Teradata
14 18 (0.86%) AppDynamics
14 18 (0.86%) Databricks
14 18 (0.86%) Hotjar
15 17 (0.82%) Informatica
16 15 (0.72%) Facebook
16 15 (0.72%) MuleSoft
17 14 (0.67%) ServiceNow