The table below looks at the statistics for Go skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Go over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Go (Golang)
Rank 158 154 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Go 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.10% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.57% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £438 £363
% change year-on-year
+34.28% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Go
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1414 1244 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.12% 32.05% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 781 551
Average daily rate £375 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 34
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £15.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.73%

Go
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Go across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Go Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Go
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Go across the North West region.

Go Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Go
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Go across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Go Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Go
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 6 £450 - 3
Cheshire -13 2 £429 -2.00%
Go
England

Go
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Go also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Go.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) HTML5
2 7 (87.50%) CSS3
2 7 (87.50%) AngularJS
3 6 (75.00%) DevOps
3 6 (75.00%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) MVC
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 5 (62.50%) C++
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) MySQL
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 4 (50.00%) UML
5 4 (50.00%) Google
5 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (37.50%) gulp
6 3 (37.50%) Grunt
6 3 (37.50%) Ruby
6 3 (37.50%) Scrum
6 3 (37.50%) OO
6 3 (37.50%) Python
7 2 (25.00%) PhD
7 2 (25.00%) JMS
7 2 (25.00%) SOA
7 2 (25.00%) HTTP

Go
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Go also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Go. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) Redis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Grunt
1 3 (37.50%) gulp
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Angular Developer
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (37.50%) HTML Developer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) AngularJS
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) CSS3
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) JDBC
2 2 (25.00%) JMS
2 2 (25.00%) JMX
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) JSP
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (25.00%) Servlets
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Struts
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 4 (50.00%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Microservices
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) OWASP
5 2 (25.00%) Secure Coding
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) C
6 2 (25.00%) PHP
7 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Google
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
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