The table below looks at the statistics for Go skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Go over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Go (Golang)
Rank 590 586 583
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Go 41 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.047% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.13% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 2
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£438 £483 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% +29.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £463 -
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
22652 20755 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.29% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15246 13137 12847
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 415 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

Go
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Go within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

Go Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Go
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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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
England -15 40 £438 -7.89% 28
London +11 31 £438 -9.32% 23
City of London +1 6 £425 -10.52% 5
Yorkshire - 6 £425 -
Sheffield - 6 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £425 -
Croydon - 5 £425 -
Cheshire - 4 £438 -
Chester - 4 £438 -
North West - 4 £438 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £338 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £338 -
Birmingham - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 £338 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £475 -
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £475 -

Go
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 62 (59.05%) Java
2 61 (58.10%) Ruby
3 56 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (50.48%) Puppet
5 50 (47.62%) Python
6 49 (46.67%) MongoDB
7 47 (44.76%) DevOps
8 42 (40.00%) Ansible
9 40 (38.10%) Scala
10 37 (35.24%) Amazon AWS
11 36 (34.29%) Linux
12 35 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (29.52%) Opscode Chef
14 30 (28.57%) Git (software)
15 29 (27.62%) PostgreSQL
15 29 (27.62%) Open Source
15 29 (27.62%) Docker
16 26 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (24.76%) TDD
17 24 (22.86%) Configuration Management
18 23 (21.90%) JavaScript
18 23 (21.90%) MySQL
18 23 (21.90%) Node.js
18 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
19 22 (20.95%) Finance
19 22 (20.95%) Ruby on Rails
20 19 (18.10%) TCP/IP
21 18 (17.14%) PHP
21 18 (17.14%) HTTP
22 17 (16.19%) SSL

Go
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (21.90%) Node.js
2 7 (6.67%) Drupal
2 7 (6.67%) Alfresco
3 6 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.81%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.81%) JBoss
5 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.95%) Apache
6 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.95%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.95%) CMS
6 1 (0.95%) Zope
6 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.95%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (35.24%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (15.24%) PaaS
4 12 (11.43%) Heroku
5 3 (2.86%) GitHub
5 3 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.95%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.10%) TCP/IP
2 18 (17.14%) HTTP
3 17 (16.19%) SSL
4 12 (11.43%) Network Security
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.90%) OpenFlow
5 2 (1.90%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.90%) LAN
5 2 (1.90%) WAN
6 1 (0.95%) DNS
6 1 (0.95%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) SSH
6 1 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (46.67%) MongoDB
2 29 (27.62%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (21.90%) MySQL
4 11 (10.48%) Redis
5 9 (8.57%) Hadoop
6 7 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.76%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.90%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.90%) HBase
10 1 (0.95%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.95%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.95%) Big Data
10 1 (0.95%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 30 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
3 17 (16.19%) Mercurial
3 17 (16.19%) Subversion
4 13 (12.38%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.71%) Maven
6 6 (5.71%) RSpec
7 5 (4.76%) Grunt
7 5 (4.76%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.90%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.90%) Mockito
8 2 (1.90%) gulp
9 1 (0.95%) JIRA
9 1 (0.95%) Selenium
9 1 (0.95%) Capybara
9 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.95%) JUnit
9 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 15 (14.29%) Front Office
3 5 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (58.10%) Developer
2 22 (20.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (16.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) RAD Developer
4 9 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (3.81%) AWS Developer
7 4 (3.81%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (2.86%) Python Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.86%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Senior Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 1 (0.95%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.95%) Ruby on Rails
2 14 (13.33%) Kafka
3 11 (10.48%) Web Services
4 10 (9.52%) Backbone.js
4 10 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (9.52%) REST
5 9 (8.57%) HTML
6 8 (7.62%) Symfony
6 8 (7.62%) AngularJS
7 7 (6.67%) HTML5
7 7 (6.67%) CSS
8 6 (5.71%) .NET
9 5 (4.76%) Spring
9 5 (4.76%) Ember.js
10 4 (3.81%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (3.81%) Sass
10 4 (3.81%) SOAP
11 3 (2.86%) jQuery
11 3 (2.86%) React
12 2 (1.90%) Meteor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.81%) Social Network
3 3 (2.86%) Economics
3 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.29%) Linux
2 11 (10.48%) UNIX
3 7 (6.67%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.81%) CentOS
6 3 (2.86%) Android
6 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.95%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (44.76%) DevOps
3 35 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (27.62%) Open Source
5 26 (24.76%) TDD
6 24 (22.86%) Configuration Management
7 15 (14.29%) RAD
8 14 (13.33%) Scrum
9 13 (12.38%) Load Balancing
10 12 (11.43%) BDD
11 11 (10.48%) E-Commerce
12 10 (9.52%) MVC
13 9 (8.57%) Quantitative Analysis
14 8 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (6.67%) Kanban
16 6 (5.71%) Pair Programming
16 6 (5.71%) Microservices
17 4 (3.81%) Test Automation
18 3 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
18 3 (2.86%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.05%) Java
2 61 (58.10%) Ruby
3 50 (47.62%) Python
4 40 (38.10%) Scala
5 23 (21.90%) JavaScript
6 18 (17.14%) PHP
7 8 (7.62%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.62%) Clojure
8 7 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.81%) C#
9 4 (3.81%) SQL
9 4 (3.81%) VBA
10 3 (2.86%) C++
10 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.86%) Groovy
11 2 (1.90%) Erlang
12 1 (0.95%) C
12 1 (0.95%) Haskell
12 1 (0.95%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.81%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) HP ASE
3 2 (1.90%) HP MASE
3 2 (1.90%) CCIE
3 2 (1.90%) CCNP
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.90%) RHCE
3 2 (1.90%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (27.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.95%) Xen
3 1 (0.95%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (50.48%) Puppet
2 42 (40.00%) Ansible
3 31 (29.52%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (16.19%) Salt
5 10 (9.52%) ZABBIX
6 8 (7.62%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.81%) Nagios
8 3 (2.86%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.90%) Kibana
9 2 (1.90%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.90%) logstash
10 1 (0.95%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (7.62%) VMware
2 7 (6.67%) Percona
3 4 (3.81%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.90%) hybris
4 2 (1.90%) F5
4 2 (1.90%) Brocade
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco
4 2 (1.90%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) Juniper
5 1 (0.95%) ATG
5 1 (0.95%) IBM
5 1 (0.95%) Zend
5 1 (0.95%) Google
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle
5 1 (0.95%) Facebook
5 1 (0.95%) Twitter
5 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
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