Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Protocol Buffers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Protocol Buffers over the 6 months to 24 July 2017 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.

Google Protocol Buffers (protobuf)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 876 875
Rank change year-on-year +87 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers 52 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.054% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 10
UK median daily rate £540 £430 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.58% +2.69% -6.94%
10th Percentile £406 £373 £263
90th Percentile £618 £708 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £275
% change year-on-year -2.94% +54.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Protocol Buffers is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30439 31289 30905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.44% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21046 21848 20395
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 400 423
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £15.03 £13.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +1.35% +8.82%

Protocol Buffers
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Protocol Buffers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Protocol Buffers.

Contractor daily rate trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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 +87 34 £550 +27.91% 3
London +39 31 £550 +27.91% 3
UK excluding London +84 21 £413 -2.94%
Scotland - 12 £525 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £413 -
East of England - 3 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Protocol Buffers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Protocol Buffers.

1 39 (75.00%) Banking
2 38 (73.08%) Java
3 37 (71.15%) SQL
4 33 (63.46%) Finance
4 33 (63.46%) JSON
5 31 (59.62%) XML
6 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (51.92%) Unix
7 27 (51.92%) OO
7 27 (51.92%) Perforce
8 26 (50.00%) Relational Database
9 24 (46.15%) Maven
10 23 (44.23%) Git (software)
11 22 (42.31%) MiFID
11 22 (42.31%) Scrum
11 22 (42.31%) SOAP
11 22 (42.31%) Gradle
12 21 (40.38%) Spring
13 20 (38.46%) DB2
13 20 (38.46%) Ant
13 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
13 20 (38.46%) Hudson
14 19 (36.54%) Google
15 18 (34.62%) OOA/OOD
15 18 (34.62%) Shell Script
15 18 (34.62%) EMIR
15 18 (34.62%) Dodd-Frank
16 17 (32.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (32.69%) Enterprise Architecture
17 15 (28.85%) Investment Banking

Protocol Buffers
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 6 (11.54%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.92%) DataSynapse
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 20 (38.46%) DB2
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
4 7 (13.46%) HBase
5 6 (11.54%) Big Data
5 6 (11.54%) Hadoop
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 3 (5.77%) Data Lake
7 3 (5.77%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.85%) MySQL
8 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) Maven
2 23 (44.23%) Git (software)
3 22 (42.31%) Gradle
4 20 (38.46%) Ant
4 20 (38.46%) Hudson
4 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 8 (15.38%) NUnit
6 7 (13.46%) Bitbucket
6 7 (13.46%) JIRA
6 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.85%) JBehave
8 2 (3.85%) Spock
8 2 (3.85%) Subversion
9 1 (1.92%) JUnit
9 1 (1.92%) NSubstitute
9 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (75.00%) Banking
2 33 (63.46%) Finance
3 15 (28.85%) Investment Banking
4 6 (11.54%) Front Office
5 4 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (1.92%) Billing
6 1 (1.92%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.92%) Games
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 31 (59.62%) Java Developer
3 21 (40.38%) Senior Developer
4 11 (21.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 7 (13.46%) C++ Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (11.54%) C++/C# Developer
7 6 (11.54%) Senior C++ Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Designer
9 4 (7.69%) Senior Designer
9 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Big Data Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Java Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Python Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Sybase Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Core Java Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Grid Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) Java Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (63.46%) JSON
2 31 (59.62%) XML
3 22 (42.31%) SOAP
4 21 (40.38%) Spring
5 11 (21.15%) REST
6 10 (19.23%) .NET
6 10 (19.23%) Web Services
7 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
7 7 (13.46%) .NET Remoting
7 7 (13.46%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (13.46%) WCF
8 6 (11.54%) JMS
9 5 (9.62%) Apache Avro
10 3 (5.77%) Kafka
11 2 (3.85%) gRPC
11 2 (3.85%) J2EE
11 2 (3.85%) Node.js
11 2 (3.85%) Reactive Extensions
11 2 (3.85%) RxJava
12 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Derivative
1 6 (11.54%) Equities
1 6 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Fintech
3 4 (7.69%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (7.69%) Reference Data
4 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.77%) Grid Computing
4 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.92%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Unix
2 11 (21.15%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) OO
3 22 (42.31%) Scrum
4 18 (34.62%) OOA/OOD
5 17 (32.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (32.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (26.92%) Microservices
7 10 (19.23%) Refactoring
8 9 (17.31%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
9 8 (15.38%) SOA
10 7 (13.46%) Issue Tracking
10 7 (13.46%) OOD
10 7 (13.46%) Risk Management
10 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
11 6 (11.54%) Multithreading
11 6 (11.54%) Process Improvement
11 6 (11.54%) SDLC
11 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) Java
2 37 (71.15%) SQL
3 18 (34.62%) Shell Script
4 11 (21.15%) C#
5 10 (19.23%) C++
6 8 (15.38%) C
7 7 (13.46%) C++/CLI
7 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
8 6 (11.54%) Python
9 3 (5.77%) Groovy
10 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.85%) Perl
10 2 (3.85%) Scala
11 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.92%) VBA
11 1 (1.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 6 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.69%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.92%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (42.31%) MiFID
2 18 (34.62%) Dodd-Frank
2 18 (34.62%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Perforce
2 19 (36.54%) Google
3 10 (19.23%) Sybase
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 6 (11.54%) Solace
5 3 (5.77%) Apple
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.92%) Reuters
6 1 (1.92%) Splunk
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago