Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 137 200
Rank change year-on-year +47 +63 +43
Contract jobs citing Google 2,308 2,038 1,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 2.02% 1.34%
As % of the Vendors category 6.10% 4.79% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,608 1,323 853
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £185
90th Percentile £697 £663 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 46
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £15.85 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.74% -41.64% +50.89%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.46 £35.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.85 £25.63
% change year-on-year +51.42% -38.15% +42.36%

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 37,816 42,516 42,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.00% 42.04% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,672 26,361 26,187
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.77% +4.12%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,427 1,646 1,385
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.37 £46.63 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.48% -3.31%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +44 2,198 £500 +5.26% 933
London +36 1,466 £525 +2.44% 395
UK excluding London +40 817 £450 +5.88% 594
South East +16 238 £450 - 138
North of England +65 229 £425 -5.56% 177
Midlands +5 129 £450 +12.50% 100
Yorkshire +55 109 £450 - 61
West Midlands -3 100 £425 - 49
North West +44 93 £400 - 108
South West +18 89 £450 +5.88% 72
Scotland +44 72 £475 +18.75% 39
East of England -14 46 £475 +26.67% 51
East Midlands +33 28 £500 +42.86% 50
North East +27 27 £408 -25.23% 8
Wales +26 16 £450 -26.53% 12
Northern Ireland -1 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 1,246 (53.99%) GCP
2 908 (39.34%) AWS
3 777 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
4 712 (30.85%) Python
5 696 (30.16%) Azure
6 625 (27.08%) DevOps
7 584 (25.30%) Analytics
8 481 (20.84%) Java
9 428 (18.54%) SQL
10 407 (17.63%) Docker
11 393 (17.03%) Kubernetes
12 383 (16.59%) Finance
13 338 (14.64%) Google Analytics
14 320 (13.86%) Big Data
15 314 (13.60%) JavaScript
16 312 (13.52%) Linux
17 293 (12.69%) Terraform
18 291 (12.61%) Microsoft
19 285 (12.35%) Jenkins
20 283 (12.26%) Microservices
21 269 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
22 266 (11.53%) Scrum
23 255 (11.05%) JIRA
24 246 (10.66%) Ansible
25 245 (10.62%) BigQuery
26 216 (9.36%) Git (software)
27 213 (9.23%) Migration
28 209 (9.06%) Windows
29 201 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
30 195 (8.45%) TDD

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
1 194 (8.41%) Apache Spark
2 143 (6.20%) Apache
3 129 (5.59%) Confluence
4 78 (3.38%) Apache Airflow
5 77 (3.34%) CMS
6 60 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
7 45 (1.95%) Tomcat
8 34 (1.47%) nginx
9 31 (1.34%) SAS
10 30 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 27 (1.17%) Jupyter
11 27 (1.17%) SharePoint
12 26 (1.13%) OpenStack
12 26 (1.13%) WordPress
13 24 (1.04%) Apache Solr
14 22 (0.95%) JBoss
15 19 (0.82%) IIS
16 18 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.78%) WebLogic
17 16 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 81 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (1.60%) Photoshop
4 26 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.78%) Sketch
7 12 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.30%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.22%) InVision
10 5 (0.22%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.17%) InDesign
12 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.13%) SPSS
12 3 (0.13%) Stata
13 2 (0.087%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.087%) Figma
13 2 (0.087%) Marvel
13 2 (0.087%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) WebTrends
2 8 (0.35%) SessionCam
3 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.26%) Magento
5 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.17%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.087%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.043%) Odoo
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,246 (53.99%) GCP
2 908 (39.34%) AWS
3 696 (30.16%) Azure
4 338 (14.64%) Google Analytics
5 129 (5.59%) GitHub
6 122 (5.29%) G Suite
7 99 (4.29%) Office 365
8 88 (3.81%) SaaS
9 80 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
9 80 (3.47%) PaaS
10 72 (3.12%) Serverless
11 71 (3.08%) Google Sheets
12 69 (2.99%) IaaS
13 58 (2.51%) Google Docs
14 44 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 44 (1.91%) Google App Engine
15 43 (1.86%) Slack
16 40 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
17 39 (1.69%) Power Platform
18 37 (1.60%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.68%) DNS
2 79 (3.42%) Internet
3 65 (2.82%) HTTP
4 64 (2.77%) TCP/IP
5 53 (2.30%) Firewall
6 46 (1.99%) DHCP
7 40 (1.73%) SSL
8 34 (1.47%) Skype
9 23 (1.00%) Wireless
10 22 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (0.78%) WAN
12 17 (0.74%) LAN
12 17 (0.74%) VPN
13 15 (0.65%) Network Security
13 15 (0.65%) SNMP
13 15 (0.65%) VoIP
14 13 (0.56%) FTP
14 13 (0.56%) IPsec
15 12 (0.52%) Bluetooth
16 9 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (13.86%) Big Data
2 245 (10.62%) BigQuery
3 194 (8.41%) Hadoop
4 150 (6.50%) NoSQL
5 121 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
6 110 (4.77%) MongoDB
6 110 (4.77%) MySQL
7 109 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
8 85 (3.68%) SQL Server
9 83 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 72 (3.12%) Apache Hive
11 64 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 45 (1.95%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.52%) Power BI
14 33 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
14 33 (1.43%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.30%) Neo4j
16 28 (1.21%) Bigtable
16 28 (1.21%) Qlik Sense
16 28 (1.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 285 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 255 (11.05%) JIRA
3 216 (9.36%) Git (software)
4 72 (3.12%) Selenium
5 63 (2.73%) JUnit
6 55 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 48 (2.08%) Maven
8 40 (1.73%) Gradle
9 39 (1.69%) GitLab
10 36 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 36 (1.56%) TeamCity
11 33 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 30 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 28 (1.21%) Ant
14 27 (1.17%) git-flow
15 26 (1.13%) Travis CI
16 24 (1.04%) CircleCI
17 22 (0.95%) Artifactory
17 22 (0.95%) Gatling
17 22 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 383 (16.59%) Finance
2 178 (7.71%) Banking
3 127 (5.50%) Marketing
3 127 (5.50%) Retail
4 69 (2.99%) Public Sector
5 50 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 44 (1.91%) Publishing
7 38 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 35 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 33 (1.43%) Advertising
10 32 (1.39%) Military
11 24 (1.04%) Legal
12 21 (0.91%) Front Office
13 19 (0.82%) Games
14 17 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.69%) Law
15 16 (0.69%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.61%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.52%) Automotive
18 11 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 534 (23.14%) Developer
2 248 (10.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 244 (10.57%) Architect
4 224 (9.71%) Data Engineer
5 218 (9.45%) Analyst
6 200 (8.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 155 (6.72%) Python Engineer
8 118 (5.11%) Cloud Architect
9 101 (4.38%) Java Developer
10 88 (3.81%) Python Developer
11 77 (3.34%) Business Analyst
12 70 (3.03%) Consultant
13 69 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
14 67 (2.90%) Big Data Engineer
15 62 (2.69%) Project Manager
15 62 (2.69%) Senior Developer
16 58 (2.51%) Software Engineer
17 55 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
18 50 (2.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 47 (2.04%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (7.84%) Web Services
2 178 (7.71%) CSS
3 176 (7.63%) Node.js
4 175 (7.58%) HTML
5 164 (7.11%) REST
6 140 (6.07%) RESTful
7 136 (5.89%) React
8 122 (5.29%) JSON
9 116 (5.03%) Kafka
10 115 (4.98%) Spring
11 109 (4.72%) AngularJS
12 108 (4.68%) .NET
13 85 (3.68%) jQuery
14 83 (3.60%) HTML5
15 81 (3.51%) XML
16 70 (3.03%) PySpark
17 63 (2.73%) CSS3
18 61 (2.64%) Apache Beam
19 58 (2.51%) SOAP
20 50 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.37%) User Experience
2 122 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 70 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (2.51%) Algorithms
6 55 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 50 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 35 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 34 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.43%) Virtual Team
12 30 (1.30%) Social Media
13 28 (1.21%) Data Centre
14 25 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 20 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
16 19 (0.82%) Smartphone
17 17 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
18 16 (0.69%) Private Cloud
19 14 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 14 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 312 (13.52%) Linux
2 209 (9.06%) Windows
3 84 (3.64%) Android
4 74 (3.21%) Unix
5 41 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 39 (1.69%) Ubuntu
7 38 (1.65%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.34%) CentOS
9 31 (1.34%) Windows 10
10 25 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.48%) VMS
15 11 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.30%) Debian
17 4 (0.17%) Solaris
17 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (27.08%) DevOps
3 584 (25.30%) Analytics
4 283 (12.26%) Microservices
5 269 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
6 266 (11.53%) Scrum
7 213 (9.23%) Migration
8 201 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
9 195 (8.45%) TDD
10 184 (7.97%) Data Science
11 182 (7.89%) ETL
12 171 (7.41%) Machine Learning
13 166 (7.19%) Test Automation
14 156 (6.76%) Software Engineering
15 155 (6.72%) E-Commerce
16 132 (5.72%) Configuration Management
17 125 (5.42%) Open Source
18 124 (5.37%) Data Engineering
19 119 (5.16%) Visualisation
20 118 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 712 (30.85%) Python
2 481 (20.84%) Java
3 428 (18.54%) SQL
4 314 (13.60%) JavaScript
5 152 (6.59%) Scala
6 125 (5.42%) Go
7 112 (4.85%) Bash Shell
8 92 (3.99%) Ruby
9 88 (3.81%) C
10 73 (3.16%) C++
11 69 (2.99%) C#
11 69 (2.99%) TypeScript
12 59 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 59 (2.56%) R
13 57 (2.47%) PHP
14 49 (2.12%) Perl
15 40 (1.73%) Java 8
16 36 (1.56%) Kotlin
17 31 (1.34%) Groovy
18 22 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 145 (6.28%) Degree
2 119 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 99 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.13%) Master's Degree
7 16 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.56%) CISSP
9 12 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.43%) DBS Check
10 10 (0.43%) FFIEC
11 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.35%) MCP
12 8 (0.35%) MCSA
12 8 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.30%) CISM
13 7 (0.30%) RHCE
14 6 (0.26%) CCIE
14 6 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.99%) QA
2 40 (1.73%) GDPR
3 26 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.08%) SLA
5 24 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 23 (1.00%) PMO
7 12 (0.52%) WCAG
8 10 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.087%) GxP
13 2 (0.087%) PSD2
14 1 (0.043%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.043%) COBIT
14 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.043%) P3O
System Software
1 407 (17.63%) Docker
2 108 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 55 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.69%) Apache Flume
6 13 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.52%) HDFS
7 12 (0.52%) Xen
8 11 (0.48%) vSphere
9 10 (0.43%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.22%) Ceph
10 5 (0.22%) Firmware
10 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.22%) XenApp
10 5 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.17%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.17%) OpenDJ
11 4 (0.17%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 393 (17.03%) Kubernetes
2 293 (12.69%) Terraform
3 246 (10.66%) Ansible
4 139 (6.02%) Puppet
5 128 (5.55%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (2.17%) Kibana
7 48 (2.08%) Grafana
8 29 (1.26%) Salt
9 27 (1.17%) Prometheus
10 24 (1.04%) Istio
10 24 (1.04%) SCCM
11 23 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
12 19 (0.82%) Packer
13 15 (0.65%) Nagios
14 13 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
15 12 (0.52%) Consul
15 12 (0.52%) Kubeflow
15 12 (0.52%) Mesos
16 11 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (0.48%) Marathon
Vendors
1 291 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 104 (4.51%) Adobe
3 82 (3.55%) Oracle
4 78 (3.38%) Tableau
5 77 (3.34%) Apple
6 76 (3.29%) VMware
7 56 (2.43%) Splunk
8 51 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.86%) Twitter
10 39 (1.69%) SAP
11 37 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 36 (1.56%) Citrix
13 33 (1.43%) Cisco
14 32 (1.39%) Facebook
15 29 (1.26%) IBM
16 25 (1.08%) Databricks
17 23 (1.00%) Hotjar
18 21 (0.91%) Informatica
19 20 (0.87%) NetApp
19 20 (0.87%) Tealium