Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 178 233
Rank change year-on-year +65 +55 +52
Contract jobs citing Google 2,367 1,499 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 1.50% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 5.63% 3.59% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,011 696
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £200 £205
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 51 31
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £26.60 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.40% +47.75% -6.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.18 £19.25
% change year-on-year -2.01% -15.97% +21.45%

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 42,044 41,797 43,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.19% 41.96% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,009 26,362 26,409
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,543 1,372 1,637
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +70 2,246 £500 +11.11% 1,183
London +82 1,436 £525 +10.53% 564
UK excluding London +47 897 £425 +3.03% 674
South East +11 274 £433 -3.89% 141
North of England +63 217 £425 - 218
Midlands +61 176 £425 +6.25% 121
West Midlands +45 151 £450 +12.50% 71
Yorkshire +48 97 £425 -5.56% 89
North West +31 92 £403 -5.29% 109
East of England +8 72 £220 -37.14% 70
South West +4 69 £425 +4.29% 70
Scotland +10 66 £375 -11.76% 37
North East -1 28 £565 +49.67% 20
Wales -6 25 £528 -8.26% 11
East Midlands +8 23 £350 -2.10% 50
Northern Ireland - 2 £463 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,118 (47.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 956 (40.39%) Amazon AWS
3 779 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
4 697 (29.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 647 (27.33%) DevOps
6 617 (26.07%) JavaScript
7 592 (25.01%) Java
8 549 (23.19%) Linux
9 536 (22.64%) Analytics
10 533 (22.52%) Python
11 485 (20.49%) Jenkins
12 481 (20.32%) SQL
13 457 (19.31%) Docker
14 435 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
15 387 (16.35%) Kubernetes
16 375 (15.84%) Microservices
17 367 (15.50%) Git (software)
18 348 (14.70%) Google Analytics
19 341 (14.41%) Finance
20 332 (14.03%) HTML
21 324 (13.69%) Windows
22 307 (12.97%) Microsoft
23 297 (12.55%) Ansible
24 296 (12.51%) TDD
25 289 (12.21%) Configuration Management
26 286 (12.08%) CSS
27 278 (11.74%) Puppet
27 278 (11.74%) Node.js
28 274 (11.58%) Test Automation
29 269 (11.36%) Web Services

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
1 151 (6.38%) Apache
2 132 (5.58%) nginx
3 128 (5.41%) Confluence
4 123 (5.20%) Tomcat
5 95 (4.01%) Apache Spark
6 79 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
7 78 (3.30%) CMS
8 70 (2.96%) IIS
9 59 (2.49%) WebSphere
10 53 (2.24%) Jetty
10 53 (2.24%) Mongrel
11 46 (1.94%) SharePoint
12 45 (1.90%) JBoss
13 43 (1.82%) WebLogic
14 35 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 34 (1.44%) WordPress
16 29 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
17 26 (1.10%) SAS
18 23 (0.97%) Apache Solr
19 20 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 23 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.68%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.38%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.30%) InDesign
10 6 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.25%) InVision
11 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.13%) SPSS
13 3 (0.13%) UXPin
14 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.042%) Flinto
15 1 (0.042%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.34%) FastStats
1 8 (0.34%) Magento
2 7 (0.30%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.21%) SessionCam
3 5 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.084%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.084%) Shopify
6 2 (0.084%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.042%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 1,118 (47.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 956 (40.39%) Amazon AWS
3 697 (29.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 348 (14.70%) Google Analytics
5 158 (6.68%) GitHub
6 113 (4.77%) Google App Engine
7 100 (4.22%) G Suite
8 96 (4.06%) IaaS
9 94 (3.97%) PaaS
10 93 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
11 88 (3.72%) Office 365
12 85 (3.59%) SaaS
13 72 (3.04%) Google Tag Manager
14 66 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 62 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
16 57 (2.41%) Google Play
17 53 (2.24%) Serverless
17 53 (2.24%) Stackdriver
18 51 (2.15%) OpenShift
19 40 (1.69%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 192 (8.11%) HTTP
2 143 (6.04%) TCP/IP
3 125 (5.28%) SSL
4 122 (5.15%) DNS
5 90 (3.80%) Firewall
6 68 (2.87%) DHCP
7 63 (2.66%) VPN
8 61 (2.58%) IPsec
9 57 (2.41%) FTP
10 41 (1.73%) WAN
11 38 (1.61%) LAN
12 33 (1.39%) SAN
13 24 (1.01%) Internet
14 23 (0.97%) Network Security
15 18 (0.76%) Skype
15 18 (0.76%) WLAN
16 13 (0.55%) DSL
16 13 (0.55%) MPLS
17 12 (0.51%) BGP
17 12 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (8.83%) MongoDB
2 204 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 178 (7.52%) Big Data
4 154 (6.51%) Hadoop
5 142 (6.00%) BigQuery
6 129 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 127 (5.37%) SQL Server
8 118 (4.99%) MySQL
9 85 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
10 72 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
11 63 (2.66%) Apache Hive
12 50 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 40 (1.69%) Redis
14 33 (1.39%) HBase
14 33 (1.39%) Power BI
15 31 (1.31%) Data Lake
16 26 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 25 (1.06%) Sqoop
18 23 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
19 22 (0.93%) Looker
Development Applications
1 485 (20.49%) Jenkins
2 367 (15.50%) Git (software)
3 211 (8.91%) JIRA
4 152 (6.42%) JUnit
5 138 (5.83%) Selenium
6 110 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 100 (4.22%) Subversion
8 90 (3.80%) gulp
9 84 (3.55%) Maven
10 81 (3.42%) Ant
11 76 (3.21%) IntelliJ
12 75 (3.17%) Gatling
13 71 (3.00%) Sublime Text
14 70 (2.96%) Travis CI
15 66 (2.79%) Grunt
16 59 (2.49%) Eclipse
16 59 (2.49%) Hudson
17 56 (2.37%) Karma Test Runner
18 45 (1.90%) Bitbucket
19 40 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 341 (14.41%) Finance
2 181 (7.65%) Marketing
3 176 (7.44%) Banking
4 92 (3.89%) Retail
5 68 (2.87%) Publishing
6 32 (1.35%) Games
7 28 (1.18%) Advertising
8 26 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.76%) Front Office
12 16 (0.68%) Automotive
12 16 (0.68%) Back Office
13 13 (0.55%) Electronics
14 12 (0.51%) Legal
14 12 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.42%) Billing
16 8 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 744 (31.43%) Developer
2 290 (12.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 254 (10.73%) Architect
4 194 (8.20%) Analyst
5 158 (6.68%) Cloud Engineer
6 152 (6.42%) Java Developer
7 125 (5.28%) Cloud Architect
8 109 (4.60%) Consultant
9 106 (4.48%) Scala Developer
10 95 (4.01%) Data Engineer
11 94 (3.97%) Senior Developer
12 68 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
13 65 (2.75%) Agile Developer
14 62 (2.62%) Software Engineer
15 58 (2.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 54 (2.28%) JavaScript Developer
17 53 (2.24%) .NET Developer
18 49 (2.07%) Project Manager
19 48 (2.03%) React Developer
20 47 (1.99%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (14.03%) HTML
2 286 (12.08%) CSS
3 278 (11.74%) Node.js
4 269 (11.36%) Web Services
5 252 (10.65%) Spring
6 236 (9.97%) REST
7 232 (9.80%) AngularJS
8 228 (9.63%) RESTful
9 211 (8.91%) .NET
10 200 (8.45%) JSON
11 159 (6.72%) HTML5
12 154 (6.51%) React
13 135 (5.70%) Play Framework
14 112 (4.73%) J2EE
15 111 (4.69%) XML
16 110 (4.65%) Servlets
17 105 (4.44%) jQuery
18 98 (4.14%) Django
19 87 (3.68%) Gherkin
19 87 (3.68%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 170 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (6.89%) User Experience
3 101 (4.27%) Public Cloud
4 94 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 82 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 70 (2.96%) Fintech
7 68 (2.87%) Algorithms
8 61 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
9 44 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 42 (1.77%) Social Media
11 41 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
12 40 (1.69%) Data Structures
13 38 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
14 36 (1.52%) Device Driver
15 31 (1.31%) Blog
15 31 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (1.23%) iPad
17 25 (1.06%) Hedge funds
18 20 (0.84%) Cloud Native
19 18 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 549 (23.19%) Linux
2 324 (13.69%) Windows
3 155 (6.55%) Android
4 141 (5.96%) Unix
5 107 (4.52%) Ubuntu
6 101 (4.27%) Apple iOS
7 56 (2.37%) Windows Server
8 47 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (1.65%) CentOS
10 32 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (1.06%) Windows 10
12 22 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 21 (0.89%) Solaris
14 18 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 18 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (0.68%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.34%) DC/OS
18 7 (0.30%) AIX
18 7 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (27.33%) DevOps
3 536 (22.64%) Analytics
4 435 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
5 375 (15.84%) Microservices
6 296 (12.51%) TDD
7 289 (12.21%) Configuration Management
8 274 (11.58%) Test Automation
9 263 (11.11%) Open Source
10 260 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
11 222 (9.38%) Scrum
12 189 (7.98%) Migration
13 170 (7.18%) E-Commerce
14 169 (7.14%) Software Engineering
15 153 (6.46%) BDD
16 138 (5.83%) MVC
17 137 (5.79%) Data Science
18 134 (5.66%) Web Development
19 125 (5.28%) Computer Science
20 120 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 617 (26.07%) JavaScript
2 592 (25.01%) Java
3 533 (22.52%) Python
4 481 (20.32%) SQL
5 226 (9.55%) C#
6 217 (9.17%) Scala
7 211 (8.91%) Ruby
8 135 (5.70%) Bash Shell
8 135 (5.70%) PowerShell
9 121 (5.11%) Go
10 99 (4.18%) Groovy
11 88 (3.72%) PHP
12 86 (3.63%) Perl
13 72 (3.04%) C++
14 69 (2.92%) Java 8
15 56 (2.37%) R
16 55 (2.32%) Haskell
17 48 (2.03%) TypeScript
18 39 (1.65%) C
19 34 (1.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 164 (6.93%) Degree
2 83 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 78 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 43 (1.82%) CISSP
7 40 (1.69%) CISM
8 32 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (1.31%) PhD
10 30 (1.27%) CISA
11 29 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.23%) MCSE
12 22 (0.93%) ISSMP
12 22 (0.93%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.72%) MCSA
14 16 (0.68%) CSSLP
15 15 (0.63%) ISSAP
16 14 (0.59%) AWS Certification
17 13 (0.55%) RHCE
18 11 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.92%) QA
2 30 (1.27%) GDPR
3 25 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.76%) HIPAA
6 16 (0.68%) FedRAMP
7 12 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.51%) PSD2
7 12 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.51%) SLA
8 10 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
9 9 (0.38%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.38%) ISO 31000
9 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
11 5 (0.21%) WCAG
12 4 (0.17%) PMO
13 1 (0.042%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 457 (19.31%) Docker
2 118 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (3.97%) Active Directory
4 62 (2.62%) Xen
5 38 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 30 (1.27%) HDFS
7 27 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.89%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.51%) vSphere
9 12 (0.51%) XenApp
10 10 (0.42%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.30%) vCloud
13 5 (0.21%) OpenAM
14 4 (0.17%) NFS
15 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 387 (16.35%) Kubernetes
2 297 (12.55%) Ansible
3 278 (11.74%) Puppet
4 217 (9.17%) Terraform
5 169 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
6 118 (4.99%) Kibana
7 102 (4.31%) Grafana
8 48 (2.03%) Salt
9 33 (1.39%) Istio
10 32 (1.35%) Nagios
11 31 (1.31%) Prometheus
12 29 (1.23%) Packer
13 27 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
13 27 (1.14%) logstash
14 26 (1.10%) NetBackup
15 19 (0.80%) Graphite
16 18 (0.76%) Icinga
17 17 (0.72%) SCCM
18 16 (0.68%) Mesos
18 16 (0.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 307 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 175 (7.39%) VMware
3 165 (6.97%) Oracle
4 128 (5.41%) Adobe
5 116 (4.90%) Splunk
6 83 (3.51%) Tableau
7 72 (3.04%) IBM
8 68 (2.87%) Apple
9 65 (2.75%) Cisco
10 55 (2.32%) New Relic
11 50 (2.11%) Red Hat
12 49 (2.07%) Facebook
13 40 (1.69%) NetApp
13 40 (1.69%) Twitter
14 39 (1.65%) EMC
15 34 (1.44%) Citrix
15 34 (1.44%) Xamarin
16 33 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
17 29 (1.23%) SAP
17 29 (1.23%) webMethods