The table below looks at the statistics for Go skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Go over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Go (Golang)
Rank 451 575 619
Rank change year-on-year
+124 +44
Contract jobs citing Go 198 70 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.13% 0.007%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 0.33% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 50 3
Median daily rate £538 £444 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.12% -15.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £438 -
% change year-on-year
+34.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20697 21096 19957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.54% 37.67% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14274 13985 13187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 438 461
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

Go
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Go as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Go Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Go
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Go within the UK.

Go Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Go
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Go within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Go Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Go
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Go within the UK.

Go Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Go
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +130 195 £538 +21.12% 46
London +87 137 £500 +5.26% 37
City of London +63 33 £538 - 5
South East +26 31 £700 +55.55% 1
Kent - 24 £700 - 1
Yorkshire - 20 £588 - 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £625 -
Sheffield - 9 £625 -
Tonbridge - 7 £613 -
Hampshire +2 6 £365 -18.83%
North West -1 6 £435 -0.57% 2
Westminster - 6 £475 -
Manchester - 5 £420 - 2
Eastleigh - 4 - -
Croydon - 2 £480 -
Wales - 2 £405 -
Southampton +12 1 £330 -12.00%
Leeds - 1 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £360 -
South Wales - 1 £360 -
West Wales - 1 £450 -
Swansea - 1 £450 -

Go
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Go 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 Go.

1 245 (67.87%) Ruby
2 220 (60.94%) Java
3 205 (56.79%) DevOps
4 192 (53.19%) Linux
5 176 (48.75%) Amazon AWS
6 166 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (44.60%) Python
8 136 (37.67%) Docker
9 131 (36.29%) Puppet
10 129 (35.73%) NoSQL
11 123 (34.07%) Configuration Management
12 122 (33.80%) SQL
13 118 (32.69%) Git (software)
13 118 (32.69%) Ansible
14 104 (28.81%) TDD
15 103 (28.53%) Kubernetes
16 95 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (25.21%) Sensu
18 89 (24.65%) GitHub
18 89 (24.65%) nginx
19 88 (24.38%) logstash
20 84 (23.27%) etcd
21 83 (22.99%) CoreOS
21 83 (22.99%) Software Engineering
22 82 (22.71%) Artifactory
22 82 (22.71%) flannel
23 81 (22.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
23 81 (22.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
23 81 (22.44%) Graphite
24 80 (22.16%) HAProxy

Go
Top Related 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 89 (24.65%) nginx
2 65 (18.01%) Cloud Foundry
3 62 (17.17%) Node.js
4 56 (15.51%) OpenStack
5 17 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (3.32%) JBoss
6 12 (3.32%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.49%) Confluence
8 8 (2.22%) Apache Spark
8 8 (2.22%) IIS
9 7 (1.94%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.28%) Jetty
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 176 (48.75%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (24.65%) GitHub
3 60 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (16.62%) PaaS
4 41 (11.36%) Heroku
5 14 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (3.60%) IaaS
7 8 (2.22%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.22%) Google Apps
7 8 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.94%) Amazon Glacier
8 7 (1.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (1.39%) Bluemix
9 5 (1.39%) SaaS
10 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.80%) HTTP
2 32 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.88%) SSL
4 9 (2.49%) AMQP
5 8 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.94%) DNS
7 6 (1.66%) OpenVPN
8 5 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (1.11%) Internet
10 3 (0.83%) LDAP
10 3 (0.83%) VPN
11 2 (0.55%) ICMP
12 1 (0.28%) DHCP
12 1 (0.28%) Firewall
12 1 (0.28%) FTP
12 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.28%) Intranet
12 1 (0.28%) IPsec
12 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (35.73%) NoSQL
2 77 (21.33%) Redis
3 73 (20.22%) MongoDB
4 61 (16.90%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (14.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 50 (13.85%) MySQL
7 23 (6.37%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.60%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.66%) Datomic
10 6 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.11%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.11%) SQL Server
12 3 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.55%) Big Data
13 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.28%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 118 (32.69%) Git (software)
2 82 (22.71%) Artifactory
3 79 (21.88%) GitLab
4 68 (18.84%) Jenkins
5 22 (6.09%) Selenium
6 21 (5.82%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.77%) JIRA
9 7 (1.94%) Travis CI
10 6 (1.66%) Maven
11 4 (1.11%) Grunt
11 4 (1.11%) gulp
11 4 (1.11%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.55%) Ant
13 2 (0.55%) Capybara
13 2 (0.55%) Geb
13 2 (0.55%) Gradle
13 2 (0.55%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.55%) Spock
General
1 58 (16.07%) Finance
2 18 (4.99%) Legal
3 13 (3.60%) Banking
4 11 (3.05%) Retail
5 10 (2.77%) Marketing
6 5 (1.39%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.11%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) Back Office
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 157 (43.49%) Developer
2 132 (36.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 32 (8.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 29 (8.03%) Software Engineer
6 23 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (6.37%) Java Engineer
7 21 (5.82%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.71%) Consultant
9 16 (4.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.43%) Python Developer
9 16 (4.43%) Ruby Developer
10 15 (4.16%) DevOps Consultant
10 15 (4.16%) Operations Engineer
11 14 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
11 14 (3.88%) Linux Consultant
12 13 (3.60%) Cloud Developer
13 12 (3.32%) Java Software Engineer
13 12 (3.32%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (25.21%) Sensu
2 76 (21.05%) Web Services
3 61 (16.90%) RabbitMQ
4 55 (15.24%) CSS
5 52 (14.40%) HTML
6 48 (13.30%) RESTful
7 34 (9.42%) Kafka
8 30 (8.31%) .NET
9 29 (8.03%) jQuery
10 25 (6.93%) AngularJS
11 22 (6.09%) Mojolicious
11 22 (6.09%) Ruby on Rails
12 16 (4.43%) HTML5
13 15 (4.16%) REST
14 14 (3.88%) CSS3
15 12 (3.32%) Sass
15 12 (3.32%) Spring
16 11 (3.05%) JMS
16 11 (3.05%) OAuth2
16 11 (3.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.43%) Fintech
2 14 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.77%) Cloud Native
4 7 (1.94%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.83%) Replication
7 3 (0.83%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.28%) Cryptocurrency
9 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 192 (53.19%) Linux
2 83 (22.99%) CoreOS
3 75 (20.78%) Unix
4 27 (7.48%) Mac OS
5 12 (3.32%) Windows
6 9 (2.49%) Debian
7 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.83%) CentOS
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (56.79%) DevOps
2 166 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (34.07%) Configuration Management
4 104 (28.81%) TDD
5 95 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 83 (22.99%) Software Engineering
7 73 (20.22%) Security Hardening
8 67 (18.56%) Open Source
9 63 (17.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 46 (12.74%) OO
11 36 (9.97%) Front End Development
12 26 (7.20%) Microservices
13 25 (6.93%) Web Operations
14 24 (6.65%) Scrum
15 21 (5.82%) Software Delivery
16 20 (5.54%) High Availability
17 18 (4.99%) Performance Optimisation
18 17 (4.71%) MVC
19 16 (4.43%) Web Development
20 14 (3.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 245 (67.87%) Ruby
2 220 (60.94%) Java
3 161 (44.60%) Python
4 122 (33.80%) SQL
5 78 (21.61%) Scala
6 77 (21.33%) JavaScript
7 48 (13.30%) Bash Shell
8 46 (12.74%) Perl
9 27 (7.48%) C++
10 24 (6.65%) PHP
11 20 (5.54%) Erlang
12 16 (4.43%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.32%) Clojure
14 10 (2.77%) C
15 7 (1.94%) CoffeeScript
16 4 (1.11%) C#
17 3 (0.83%) Groovy
17 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.55%) Jython
18 2 (0.55%) Lua
Qualifications
1 74 (20.50%) Security Cleared
2 64 (17.73%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (4.43%) DV Cleared
5 15 (4.16%) Degree
6 14 (3.88%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.77%) QA
3 8 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 136 (37.67%) Docker
2 84 (23.27%) etcd
3 82 (22.71%) flannel
4 79 (21.88%) Ceph
4 79 (21.88%) GlusterFS
5 36 (9.97%) vSphere
6 3 (0.83%) Varnish
6 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.55%) LXC
7 2 (0.55%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 131 (36.29%) Puppet
2 118 (32.69%) Ansible
3 103 (28.53%) Kubernetes
4 88 (24.38%) logstash
5 81 (22.44%) Graphite
5 81 (22.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 81 (22.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 80 (22.16%) HAProxy
7 39 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (4.71%) Grafana
8 17 (4.71%) Kibana
9 15 (4.16%) Uchiwa
10 14 (3.88%) Terraform
11 11 (3.05%) Salt
12 6 (1.66%) Packer
13 5 (1.39%) Nagios
14 3 (0.83%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.55%) Cacti
15 2 (0.55%) Ganglia
15 2 (0.55%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 25 (6.93%) Google
2 18 (4.99%) VMware
3 10 (2.77%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.39%) Oracle
5 4 (1.11%) Splunk
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.55%) New Relic
6 2 (0.55%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.28%) Facebook
7 1 (0.28%) Foundry
7 1 (0.28%) MapR
7 1 (0.28%) Mercator
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.28%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.28%) Zend
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