Period
to 17 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 95 98
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 +64
Contract jobs citing Google 1,510 1,193 2,325
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.65% 2.39% 2.53%
As % of the Vendors category 6.41% 5.64% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 831 1,569
10th Percentile £343 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £625 £650 £613
90th Percentile £724 £725 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.84% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 38
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.50 £9.25
25th Percentile £17.19 £17.75 £12.25
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £18.28
Median % change year-on-year +10.42% +31.29% +15.33%
75th Percentile £40.00 £39.31 £34.72
90th Percentile £48.45 £40.46 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.63% -4.44% +55.17%

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 23,561 21,155 38,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.32% 42.40% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,081 13,196 24,256
10th Percentile £281 £225 £263
25th Percentile £381 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £575 £560 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £430 £425
% change year-on-year - +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 865 1,251
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.83 £10.92
25th Percentile £14.46 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.23% +6.21%
75th Percentile £43.75 £33.75 £37.38
90th Percentile £56.90 £52.12 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021.

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 May 2021. 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 +1 1,207 £525 -0.94% 718
London -11 755 £545 -3.11% 317
Work from Home +3 532 £550 +18.92% 155
UK excluding London +13 428 £484 +1.84% 447
South East +43 129 £450 - 86
North of England +8 113 £488 -2.50% 160
Yorkshire +11 55 £488 -6.25% 50
Midlands -1 51 £495 +10.00% 54
North West +17 46 £425 +3.66% 84
South West -11 41 £500 -11.11% 52
West Midlands +1 36 £521 +26.30% 32
Wales +15 35 £525 +4.48% 20
Scotland -10 33 £413 -17.50% 27
East of England +31 26 £525 +112.12% 48
East Midlands +10 14 £350 -22.22% 22
North East +16 12 £450 -18.18% 26

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 948 (62.78%) GCP
2 529 (35.03%) AWS
3 496 (32.85%) Azure
4 459 (30.40%) DevOps
5 422 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
6 394 (26.09%) Python
7 379 (25.10%) Kubernetes
8 341 (22.58%) Java
9 272 (18.01%) Analytics
9 272 (18.01%) Terraform
10 266 (17.62%) SQL
11 262 (17.35%) Social Skills
12 247 (16.36%) Microservices
13 243 (16.09%) Docker
14 241 (15.96%) Finance
15 220 (14.57%) BigQuery
16 207 (13.71%) Microsoft
17 194 (12.85%) Jenkins
18 188 (12.45%) Git (software)
19 186 (12.32%) Migration
20 175 (11.59%) Linux
21 171 (11.32%) Ansible
22 167 (11.06%) Google Analytics
23 155 (10.26%) Banking
24 147 (9.74%) JavaScript
25 137 (9.07%) Node.js
26 133 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
27 132 (8.74%) JIRA
28 127 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
29 125 (8.28%) Big Data

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 73 (4.83%) Apache Spark
2 63 (4.17%) Apache
3 59 (3.91%) Confluence
4 40 (2.65%) Apache Airflow
5 34 (2.25%) nginx
6 31 (2.05%) SAS
7 30 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.72%) CMS
9 22 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.86%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.79%) IIS
13 11 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.60%) WordPress
15 7 (0.46%) Jetty
15 7 (0.46%) Mule
15 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 62 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.19%) Sketch
4 16 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.79%) InVision
7 12 (0.79%) Zeplin
8 11 (0.73%) Adobe XD
9 9 (0.60%) Figma
10 7 (0.46%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
14 1 (0.066%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (0.79%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.53%) Magento
3 4 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.20%) Shopify
4 3 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.066%) FastStats
6 1 (0.066%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.066%) Maximo
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.066%) Radian6
6 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.066%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.066%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 948 (62.78%) GCP
2 529 (35.03%) AWS
3 496 (32.85%) Azure
4 167 (11.06%) Google Analytics
5 85 (5.63%) GitHub
6 83 (5.50%) IaaS
7 70 (4.64%) PaaS
8 63 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
9 60 (3.97%) Serverless
10 55 (3.64%) SaaS
11 52 (3.44%) OpenShift
12 45 (2.98%) Power Platform
13 44 (2.91%) Apigee
14 39 (2.58%) npm
15 32 (2.12%) Cloud Functions
16 29 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
17 28 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
18 26 (1.72%) Amazon S3
18 26 (1.72%) Google Data Studio
19 24 (1.59%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.12%) DNS
2 31 (2.05%) HTTP
3 27 (1.79%) Firewall
4 25 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.26%) Network Security
6 18 (1.19%) DHCP
6 18 (1.19%) Internet
7 17 (1.13%) SSL
8 14 (0.93%) SAN
9 11 (0.73%) Unified Communications
10 9 (0.60%) FTP
10 9 (0.60%) IPsec
10 9 (0.60%) WAN
11 8 (0.53%) Intranet
11 8 (0.53%) LAN
11 8 (0.53%) Multicast
11 8 (0.53%) NAS
12 7 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (0.46%) SSH
13 6 (0.40%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (14.57%) BigQuery
2 127 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
3 125 (8.28%) Big Data
4 66 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (4.37%) Tableau
5 58 (3.84%) Hadoop
6 56 (3.71%) NoSQL
7 48 (3.18%) Cloud Spanner
8 43 (2.85%) Power BI
9 40 (2.65%) Bigtable
10 39 (2.58%) MySQL
11 37 (2.45%) Relational Database
11 37 (2.45%) SQL Server
12 35 (2.32%) MongoDB
13 34 (2.25%) Looker
14 30 (1.99%) Data Mart
15 29 (1.92%) Snowflake Schema
16 28 (1.85%) DB2
17 27 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
18 23 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 194 (12.85%) Jenkins
2 188 (12.45%) Git (software)
3 132 (8.74%) JIRA
4 87 (5.76%) Maven
5 50 (3.31%) Gradle
6 45 (2.98%) Travis CI
7 41 (2.72%) CircleCI
8 39 (2.58%) gulp
9 36 (2.38%) JUnit
10 24 (1.59%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.59%) GitLab
11 20 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (1.26%) Bitbucket
13 18 (1.19%) git-flow
14 17 (1.13%) Gatling
14 17 (1.13%) Selenium
15 16 (1.06%) Axure RP
16 15 (0.99%) Mockito
17 11 (0.73%) IntelliJ
17 11 (0.73%) webpack
General
1 262 (17.35%) Social Skills
2 241 (15.96%) Finance
3 155 (10.26%) Banking
4 133 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (6.49%) Public Sector
6 84 (5.56%) Marketing
7 55 (3.64%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.19%) Retail
9 27 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.72%) Legal
11 23 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
12 21 (1.39%) Electronics
13 20 (1.32%) Automotive
13 20 (1.32%) Retail Banking
14 18 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
15 16 (1.06%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.99%) Games
17 14 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
18 11 (0.73%) Advertising
18 11 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 294 (19.47%) Developer
2 288 (19.07%) Architect
3 177 (11.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 116 (7.68%) Analyst
4 116 (7.68%) Data Engineer
5 111 (7.35%) Cloud Architect
5 111 (7.35%) Cloud Engineer
6 86 (5.70%) Consultant
7 66 (4.37%) Java Developer
8 54 (3.58%) Security Architect
9 45 (2.98%) Data Analyst
9 45 (2.98%) Data Architect
10 42 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
10 42 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (2.32%) Platform Engineer
11 35 (2.32%) Technical Architect
12 34 (2.25%) Cloud Consultant
12 34 (2.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 33 (2.19%) Java Engineer
14 32 (2.12%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.07%) Node.js
2 104 (6.89%) HTML
3 91 (6.03%) RESTful
4 83 (5.50%) CSS
5 82 (5.43%) Kafka
6 79 (5.23%) .NET
7 72 (4.77%) AngularJS
7 72 (4.77%) JSON
8 71 (4.70%) REST
9 69 (4.57%) Spring
10 68 (4.50%) Web Services
11 63 (4.17%) React
12 38 (2.52%) Spring Boot
13 35 (2.32%) Elastic Stack
14 32 (2.12%) GraphQL
14 32 (2.12%) HTML5
14 32 (2.12%) OAuth
14 32 (2.12%) XML
15 31 (2.05%) .NET Core
15 31 (2.05%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.82%) Public Cloud
2 71 (4.70%) User Experience
3 52 (3.44%) Cloud Native
3 52 (3.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 45 (2.98%) Data Structures
5 35 (2.32%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.32%) Social Media
6 30 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (1.72%) Virtual Team
10 25 (1.66%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.19%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.19%) iPad
13 15 (0.99%) NHS
14 11 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
15 10 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
15 10 (0.66%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 175 (11.59%) Linux
2 103 (6.82%) Windows
3 64 (4.24%) Unix
4 49 (3.25%) Android
5 30 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.46%) Kali Linux
8 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.33%) AIX
10 5 (0.33%) Solaris
11 4 (0.26%) Android TV
11 4 (0.26%) CentOS
11 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.26%) VMS
11 4 (0.26%) zOS
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (30.40%) DevOps
2 422 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (18.01%) Analytics
4 247 (16.36%) Microservices
5 186 (12.32%) Migration
6 123 (8.15%) TDD
7 115 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
8 108 (7.15%) ETL
9 107 (7.09%) Data Pipeline
9 107 (7.09%) Scrum
10 106 (7.02%) Infrastructure as Code
11 104 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
12 101 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
13 100 (6.62%) Mentoring
14 94 (6.23%) Open Source
15 93 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
16 89 (5.89%) Software Engineering
17 84 (5.56%) Computer Science
18 83 (5.50%) Visualisation
19 76 (5.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 394 (26.09%) Python
2 341 (22.58%) Java
3 266 (17.62%) SQL
4 147 (9.74%) JavaScript
5 104 (6.89%) Go
6 83 (5.50%) Scala
7 67 (4.44%) Bash Shell
8 56 (3.71%) C#
9 52 (3.44%) Ruby
10 51 (3.38%) Groovy
11 48 (3.18%) TypeScript
12 45 (2.98%) PowerShell
13 29 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 29 (1.92%) R
14 27 (1.79%) C++
14 27 (1.79%) Perl
15 25 (1.66%) Java 8
15 25 (1.66%) PHP
16 22 (1.46%) Shell Script
17 19 (1.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 89 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 83 (5.50%) Degree
3 72 (4.77%) SC Cleared
4 46 (3.05%) CISSP
5 29 (1.92%) CISM
6 27 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.99%) DBS Check
7 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.73%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.73%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.66%) PMP
12 8 (0.53%) SAS Certification
13 7 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (0.40%) CCNA
14 6 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.77%) QA
2 25 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.39%) WCAG
4 19 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.13%) GDPR
6 16 (1.06%) NIST
7 15 (0.99%) NCSC
8 14 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
10 8 (0.53%) PMO
11 7 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.40%) ISO 20022
12 6 (0.40%) SLA
13 5 (0.33%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
16 2 (0.13%) COBIT
16 2 (0.13%) ISO 15022
17 1 (0.066%) GLBA
17 1 (0.066%) PMBOK
System Software
1 243 (16.09%) Docker
2 64 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 36 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.86%) Xen
6 10 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.60%) KVM
7 9 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.53%) vSphere
9 7 (0.46%) NFS
10 6 (0.40%) HDFS
11 5 (0.33%) SRDF
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.20%) Squid
13 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.066%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.066%) Ceph
14 1 (0.066%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 379 (25.10%) Kubernetes
2 272 (18.01%) Terraform
3 171 (11.32%) Ansible
4 95 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (4.64%) Puppet
6 52 (3.44%) Istio
7 33 (2.19%) Grafana
8 32 (2.12%) Kibana
9 25 (1.66%) Argo
10 21 (1.39%) logstash
10 21 (1.39%) Packer
11 20 (1.32%) Consul
12 19 (1.26%) Prometheus
13 17 (1.13%) SCCM
14 16 (1.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 12 (0.79%) Rancher
16 11 (0.73%) Fluentd
16 11 (0.73%) vRealize
17 10 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
18 7 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 207 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 103 (6.82%) Oracle
3 90 (5.96%) VMware
4 56 (3.71%) Splunk
5 44 (2.91%) SAP
6 43 (2.85%) Apple
7 42 (2.78%) Adobe
8 41 (2.72%) IBM
9 37 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.72%) Facebook
11 26 (1.72%) Teradata
12 24 (1.59%) AppDynamics
13 23 (1.52%) Cisco
13 23 (1.52%) MuleSoft
14 22 (1.46%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.86%) HP
16 12 (0.79%) CA
16 12 (0.79%) Rackspace
17 11 (0.73%) F5