Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 204 279
Rank change year-on-year +43 +75 -2
Contract jobs citing Google 1,724 1,178 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.28% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 4.08% 2.87% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 782 623
UK median daily rate £475 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £175
90th Percentile £625 £587 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £394 £383
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 31 22
UK median hourly rate £24.05 £15.64 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.76% -6.63% -34.31%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.75 £11.14
90th Percentile £34.63 £54.00 £25.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £15.89
% change year-on-year -3.60% -5.59% -44.25%

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 42,272 41,019 46,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.79% 44.58% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,435 25,183 28,115
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.54% +1.64%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,477 1,686
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.27 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +47 1,654 £475 +17.28% 839
London +46 969 £500 +17.65% 336
UK excluding London +46 721 £450 +14.29% 541
South East +23 261 £425 +4.94% 102
Midlands +51 152 £450 +47.54% 131
North of England -11 147 £469 +14.33% 178
West Midlands +34 113 £450 +50.00% 75
East of England +24 83 £388 +24.00% 43
North West +5 70 £475 -5.00% 87
Yorkshire -7 65 £450 +9.76% 77
South West +26 53 £375 -6.25% 49
East Midlands +25 39 £456 +40.38% 56
Scotland -33 26 £475 +46.15% 24
North East +13 13 £325 -16.13% 14
Wales -9 9 £600 +14.83% 8
Northern Ireland - 3 £538 - 4

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 649 (37.65%) Amazon AWS
2 628 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
3 621 (36.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 526 (30.51%) Analytics
5 424 (24.59%) Java
6 407 (23.61%) Google Analytics
7 404 (23.43%) Python
8 391 (22.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 352 (20.42%) JavaScript
10 343 (19.90%) DevOps
11 312 (18.10%) Linux
12 291 (16.88%) Docker
13 278 (16.13%) SQL
14 250 (14.50%) Jenkins
15 248 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
16 226 (13.11%) Microsoft
17 217 (12.59%) Node.js
18 214 (12.41%) HTML
19 213 (12.35%) CSS
20 206 (11.95%) TDD
21 204 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
22 199 (11.54%) Ansible
23 198 (11.48%) Windows
24 191 (11.08%) Marketing
25 190 (11.02%) Web Services
26 189 (10.96%) Finance
26 189 (10.96%) Git (software)
27 178 (10.32%) Microservices
28 173 (10.03%) E-Commerce
29 168 (9.74%) Problem-Solving

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 99 (5.74%) Apache Spark
2 97 (5.63%) Apache
3 67 (3.89%) CMS
4 64 (3.71%) Confluence
4 64 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (3.54%) nginx
6 60 (3.48%) Tomcat
7 42 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 34 (1.97%) Jetty
9 32 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 32 (1.86%) SAS
9 32 (1.86%) WebSphere
10 31 (1.80%) WordPress
11 29 (1.68%) JBoss
12 28 (1.62%) IIS
13 26 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 22 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
14 22 (1.28%) Mongrel
15 20 (1.16%) WebLogic
16 19 (1.10%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 85 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (2.20%) Photoshop
4 23 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.93%) SPSS
6 12 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
8 9 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.52%) InVision
8 9 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.41%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.12%) UXPin
11 1 (0.058%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.058%) Gephi
11 1 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) WebTrends
2 8 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.35%) Magento
4 5 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.17%) Radian6
5 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.058%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.058%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.058%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 649 (37.65%) Amazon AWS
2 621 (36.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 407 (23.61%) Google Analytics
4 391 (22.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 100 (5.80%) G Suite
6 72 (4.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 70 (4.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 69 (4.00%) GitHub
9 68 (3.94%) PaaS
10 61 (3.54%) Google Tag Manager
11 52 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
11 52 (3.02%) IaaS
12 49 (2.84%) Google App Engine
13 47 (2.73%) Amazon S3
14 45 (2.61%) Google Play
14 45 (2.61%) SaaS
15 39 (2.26%) Office 365
16 36 (2.09%) Serverless
17 30 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
17 30 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.34%) HTTP
2 63 (3.65%) DNS
3 58 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 50 (2.90%) Internet
5 45 (2.61%) SSL
6 40 (2.32%) DHCP
7 33 (1.91%) Firewall
8 28 (1.62%) VPN
9 27 (1.57%) LAN
10 23 (1.33%) FTP
11 21 (1.22%) Wireless
12 20 (1.16%) IPsec
13 15 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.81%) Intranet
15 13 (0.75%) SMS
15 13 (0.75%) WAN
16 11 (0.64%) SAN
17 8 (0.46%) MQTT
18 7 (0.41%) Modbus
19 6 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (8.93%) NoSQL
2 149 (8.64%) Big Data
3 123 (7.13%) MySQL
4 121 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
5 113 (6.55%) Hadoop
6 107 (6.21%) MongoDB
7 104 (6.03%) SQL Server
8 95 (5.51%) BigQuery
9 67 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
10 66 (3.83%) Apache Hive
11 63 (3.65%) Relational Database
12 42 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 40 (2.32%) HBase
14 32 (1.86%) Impala
14 32 (1.86%) Power BI
15 30 (1.74%) Bigtable
16 27 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (1.57%) Data Lake
17 25 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
17 25 (1.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 250 (14.50%) Jenkins
2 189 (10.96%) Git (software)
3 136 (7.89%) JIRA
4 68 (3.94%) JUnit
5 53 (3.07%) Subversion
6 44 (2.55%) Maven
7 43 (2.49%) Cucumber
7 43 (2.49%) Selenium
8 42 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 40 (2.32%) Vagrant
10 38 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 38 (2.20%) webpack
11 33 (1.91%) gulp
11 33 (1.91%) Travis CI
12 31 (1.80%) Ant
13 29 (1.68%) Grunt
14 28 (1.62%) Babel
15 26 (1.51%) Visual Studio
16 25 (1.45%) GitLab
16 25 (1.45%) Hudson
General
1 191 (11.08%) Marketing
2 189 (10.96%) Finance
3 89 (5.16%) Retail
4 84 (4.87%) Banking
5 58 (3.36%) Advertising
6 53 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.49%) Publishing
8 38 (2.20%) Games
9 26 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.33%) Legal
11 22 (1.28%) Electronics
11 22 (1.28%) Law
12 15 (0.87%) German Language
12 15 (0.87%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.70%) Automotive
13 12 (0.70%) French Language
14 10 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.52%) Billing
16 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 469 (27.20%) Developer
2 235 (13.63%) Analyst
3 175 (10.15%) Architect
4 139 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 96 (5.57%) Java Developer
6 89 (5.16%) Cloud Engineer
7 76 (4.41%) Cloud Architect
8 71 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 67 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
10 65 (3.77%) Consultant
11 62 (3.60%) Data Analyst
12 61 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
13 53 (3.07%) Data Engineer
14 51 (2.96%) Digital Analyst
15 49 (2.84%) Software Engineer
16 47 (2.73%) Web Developer
17 44 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
18 39 (2.26%) AWS DevOps
19 38 (2.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 37 (2.15%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (12.59%) Node.js
2 214 (12.41%) HTML
3 213 (12.35%) CSS
4 190 (11.02%) Web Services
5 142 (8.24%) RESTful
6 137 (7.95%) .NET
7 130 (7.54%) REST
8 124 (7.19%) AngularJS
9 116 (6.73%) Kafka
10 113 (6.55%) React
11 99 (5.74%) JSON
12 96 (5.57%) Spring
13 77 (4.47%) HTML5
13 77 (4.47%) jQuery
14 61 (3.54%) XML
15 55 (3.19%) CSS3
16 51 (2.96%) Redux
17 50 (2.90%) SOAP
18 49 (2.84%) J2EE
18 49 (2.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (8.47%) User Experience
3 83 (4.81%) Public Cloud
4 80 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 78 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
6 69 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 49 (2.84%) Social Media
8 42 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 38 (2.20%) Fintech
10 33 (1.91%) Smartphone
11 27 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.51%) Private Cloud
13 20 (1.16%) Blog
13 20 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (1.10%) Data Centre
14 19 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
18 10 (0.58%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 312 (18.10%) Linux
2 198 (11.48%) Windows
3 129 (7.48%) Android
4 72 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.71%) Unix
6 63 (3.65%) CentOS
7 52 (3.02%) Ubuntu
8 50 (2.90%) Windows Server
9 41 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (1.33%) Windows 10
12 22 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 20 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.87%) DC/OS
15 15 (0.87%) Debian
16 12 (0.70%) Solaris
17 11 (0.64%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.52%) AIX
19 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (30.51%) Analytics
3 343 (19.90%) DevOps
4 248 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
5 206 (11.95%) TDD
6 178 (10.32%) Microservices
7 173 (10.03%) E-Commerce
8 168 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
9 163 (9.45%) Open Source
10 144 (8.35%) Test Automation
11 128 (7.42%) Scrum
12 120 (6.96%) Web Analytics
13 118 (6.84%) BDD
14 117 (6.79%) Configuration Management
15 115 (6.67%) Migration
16 112 (6.50%) Software Engineering
17 98 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
18 95 (5.51%) Web Development
19 91 (5.28%) Continuous Delivery
20 88 (5.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 424 (24.59%) Java
2 404 (23.43%) Python
3 352 (20.42%) JavaScript
4 278 (16.13%) SQL
5 154 (8.93%) C#
6 148 (8.58%) Scala
7 123 (7.13%) Ruby
8 102 (5.92%) Go
9 99 (5.74%) Bash Shell
10 68 (3.94%) PHP
11 53 (3.07%) C++
12 49 (2.84%) R
13 48 (2.78%) Java 8
14 47 (2.73%) ES6
15 46 (2.67%) Perl
16 44 (2.55%) C
17 42 (2.44%) PowerShell
18 34 (1.97%) Groovy
19 31 (1.80%) TypeScript
20 23 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 124 (7.19%) Degree
2 106 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 87 (5.05%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
7 15 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.58%) CCNA
9 10 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.58%) MCSE
9 10 (0.58%) PhD
10 9 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.41%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.29%) ISEB
12 5 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.29%) MCP
12 5 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (6.73%) GCP
2 54 (3.13%) QA
3 31 (1.80%) GDPR
4 27 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.75%) SLA
6 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.29%) PMO
8 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.058%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 291 (16.88%) Docker
2 104 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 78 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.32%) Apache Flume
5 29 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.62%) HDFS
6 28 (1.62%) Xen
7 23 (1.33%) VirtualBox
8 22 (1.28%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.70%) vSphere
10 11 (0.64%) XenApp
11 8 (0.46%) KVM
11 8 (0.46%) vCloud
12 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.17%) Ceph
15 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.12%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 199 (11.54%) Ansible
2 140 (8.12%) Kubernetes
3 130 (7.54%) Puppet
3 130 (7.54%) Terraform
4 114 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (2.55%) SCCM
6 42 (2.44%) Oozie
7 37 (2.15%) Salt
8 36 (2.09%) Kibana
9 31 (1.80%) Packer
10 26 (1.51%) Grafana
11 22 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
11 22 (1.28%) Nagios
12 17 (0.99%) logstash
12 17 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.87%) AirWatch
13 15 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
14 11 (0.64%) Rancher
15 9 (0.52%) Consul
16 8 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 226 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 133 (7.71%) Adobe
3 102 (5.92%) VMware
4 80 (4.64%) Oracle
5 78 (4.52%) Tableau
6 59 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
7 46 (2.67%) Splunk
8 41 (2.38%) Apple
9 37 (2.15%) Tealium
10 35 (2.03%) New Relic
11 33 (1.91%) Cisco
12 32 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 32 (1.86%) Talend
13 30 (1.74%) Citrix
14 28 (1.62%) Cloudera
14 28 (1.62%) IBM
14 28 (1.62%) SAP
15 24 (1.39%) Hortonworks
15 24 (1.39%) Twitter
16 22 (1.28%) MapR