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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Go (Golang)
Rank 400 525 607
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +82
Contract jobs citing Go 239 112 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.20% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 0.53% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 103 37
Median daily rate £513 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
20535 21134 21534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.92% 38.64% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14129 14393 14633
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 546 421
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 5 December 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 30 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 5 December 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 +120 215 £525 +16.66% 40
London +56 157 £525 +16.66% 29
Wales +1 20 £425 +6.25%
South East +31 19 £438 -20.45% 3
City of London +12 19 £513 -14.58% 5
South Wales +6 17 £425 +6.25%
Croydon -6 12 £498 +24.37%
Cardiff +16 11 £413 +10.00%
East of England - 11 £575 - 2
North West - 10 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £600 - 1
Kent - 9 £613 -
Yorkshire +18 8 £550 +41.93%
South Yorkshire -2 7 £550 +22.22%
Sheffield -7 7 £550 +22.22%
Westminster - 6 £606 -
Reading - 6 £375 -
Berkshire - 6 £375 -
Newport - 5 £488 -
Cheshire - 5 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £575 -
South West - 5 £469 - 3
Knutsford - 4 £300 -
Hampshire - 3 £431 - 1
Manchester - 3 £350 - 2
Bristol - 3 £413 -
West Midlands - 3 £550 -
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £488 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £550 -

Go
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 264 (63.92%) DevOps
2 242 (58.60%) Linux
3 233 (56.42%) Ruby
4 221 (53.51%) Java
5 193 (46.73%) Python
6 188 (45.52%) Docker
7 158 (38.26%) Amazon AWS
8 148 (35.84%) Ansible
9 146 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
10 121 (29.30%) Opscode Chef
11 108 (26.15%) Jenkins
12 100 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
13 98 (23.73%) Kubernetes
14 97 (23.49%) PostgreSQL
15 96 (23.24%) TDD
16 95 (23.00%) Git (software)
16 95 (23.00%) Puppet
17 88 (21.31%) HTTP
18 86 (20.82%) MongoDB
19 85 (20.58%) Configuration Management
20 79 (19.13%) Redis
20 79 (19.13%) Security Cleared
21 78 (18.89%) JavaScript
22 73 (17.68%) TCP/IP
22 73 (17.68%) SC Cleared
23 72 (17.43%) Node.js
24 68 (16.46%) Terraform
25 64 (15.50%) CoreOS
26 62 (15.01%) MySQL
27 61 (14.77%) Open Source

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 55 (13.32%) OpenStack
2 51 (12.35%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (10.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 28 (6.78%) nginx
5 25 (6.05%) Apache
6 20 (4.84%) Apache Spark
7 17 (4.12%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.66%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.94%) JBoss
10 6 (1.45%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.21%) Confluence
12 4 (0.97%) IIS
13 3 (0.73%) SAS
13 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.48%) Drupal
14 2 (0.48%) Jetty
14 2 (0.48%) Mule
14 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.24%) CloudStack
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 158 (38.26%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (13.80%) GitHub
2 57 (13.80%) PaaS
3 45 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (4.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (3.63%) Heroku
7 10 (2.42%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.18%) IaaS
8 9 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (1.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (1.94%) Route 53
10 6 (1.45%) Datadog
10 6 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.73%) Slack
12 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (21.31%) HTTP
2 73 (17.68%) TCP/IP
3 49 (11.86%) SSL
4 27 (6.54%) DNS
5 18 (4.36%) ICMP
6 15 (3.63%) VPN
7 10 (2.42%) Internet
8 7 (1.69%) AMQP
9 5 (1.21%) DHCP
10 4 (0.97%) Firewall
11 3 (0.73%) Intranet
11 3 (0.73%) IPv4
11 3 (0.73%) IPv6
11 3 (0.73%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.48%) Network Security
12 2 (0.48%) OpenVPN
13 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.24%) Broadband
13 1 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (23.49%) PostgreSQL
2 86 (20.82%) MongoDB
3 79 (19.13%) Redis
4 62 (15.01%) MySQL
5 47 (11.38%) NoSQL
6 33 (7.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (5.08%) Big Data
8 20 (4.84%) Hadoop
9 18 (4.36%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.42%) SQL Server
11 9 (2.18%) Neo4j
12 7 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.45%) Tick Data
14 5 (1.21%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.21%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.97%) Riak
16 3 (0.73%) HBase
Development Applications
1 108 (26.15%) Jenkins
2 95 (23.00%) Git (software)
3 34 (8.23%) JIRA
4 28 (6.78%) Subversion
5 26 (6.30%) Bitbucket
6 24 (5.81%) GoCD
7 20 (4.84%) Artifactory
7 20 (4.84%) Maven
8 18 (4.36%) GitLab
9 17 (4.12%) Ant
10 16 (3.87%) Mercurial
10 16 (3.87%) Vagrant
11 15 (3.63%) Gradle
12 12 (2.91%) Cucumber
13 10 (2.42%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.69%) Bazaar
15 5 (1.21%) SonarQube
15 5 (1.21%) Travis CI
16 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (11.38%) Finance
2 22 (5.33%) Retail
3 17 (4.12%) Banking
4 13 (3.15%) Games
5 12 (2.91%) Marketing
6 8 (1.94%) Front Office
6 8 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.69%) Electronics
7 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.97%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 177 (42.86%) Developer
2 141 (34.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (9.44%) Java Developer
4 31 (7.51%) AWS DevOps
5 28 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (5.81%) Software Developer
7 23 (5.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 23 (5.57%) Senior Developer
8 22 (5.33%) Linux Engineer
9 21 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (5.08%) Python Developer
10 20 (4.84%) Consultant
11 18 (4.36%) Architect
11 18 (4.36%) DevOps Consultant
11 18 (4.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 17 (4.12%) Senior DevOps
12 17 (4.12%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.63%) Ruby Developer
13 15 (3.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 14 (3.39%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (17.43%) Node.js
2 40 (9.69%) Web Services
3 36 (8.72%) HTML
3 36 (8.72%) REST
4 32 (7.75%) JSON
4 32 (7.75%) RabbitMQ
5 27 (6.54%) AngularJS
6 25 (6.05%) CSS
7 22 (5.33%) ELK Stack
7 22 (5.33%) RESTful
7 22 (5.33%) Sensu
8 21 (5.08%) Kafka
9 17 (4.12%) Spring
10 15 (3.63%) HTML5
10 15 (3.63%) Ruby on Rails
11 14 (3.39%) .NET
11 14 (3.39%) LAMP
12 13 (3.15%) Django
13 12 (2.91%) CGI
14 10 (2.42%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.60%) Algorithms
2 17 (4.12%) Data Structures
3 16 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.87%) Blockchain
3 16 (3.87%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.66%) Cryptography
4 11 (2.66%) User Experience
5 10 (2.42%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.69%) Fintech
7 7 (1.69%) Minimum Viable Product
7 7 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.21%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.97%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.97%) Statistics
11 3 (0.73%) Derivative
11 3 (0.73%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 242 (58.60%) Linux
2 64 (15.50%) CoreOS
3 50 (12.11%) Unix
4 28 (6.78%) RancherOS
4 28 (6.78%) Windows
5 26 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.66%) CentOS
6 11 (2.66%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.69%) Android
7 7 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 7 (1.69%) Solaris
8 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.97%) SUSE
8 4 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.73%) Debian
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (63.92%) DevOps
2 146 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (23.24%) TDD
5 85 (20.58%) Configuration Management
6 61 (14.77%) Open Source
7 59 (14.29%) Microservices
8 56 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
9 48 (11.62%) Security Hardening
10 42 (10.17%) OO
10 42 (10.17%) Software Engineering
11 38 (9.20%) Scrum
12 33 (7.99%) BDD
13 29 (7.02%) Continuous Deployment
14 28 (6.78%) E-Commerce
15 26 (6.30%) Kanban
16 25 (6.05%) Unit Testing
17 22 (5.33%) High Availability
18 21 (5.08%) Mentoring
19 19 (4.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 233 (56.42%) Ruby
2 221 (53.51%) Java
3 193 (46.73%) Python
4 78 (18.89%) JavaScript
5 60 (14.53%) Scala
6 41 (9.93%) Bash Shell
7 39 (9.44%) SQL
8 37 (8.96%) C++
9 36 (8.72%) C
10 30 (7.26%) C#
11 28 (6.78%) PHP
11 28 (6.78%) Rust
12 24 (5.81%) Perl
13 18 (4.36%) Clojure
14 14 (3.39%) PowerShell
15 13 (3.15%) F#
16 9 (2.18%) Erlang
17 8 (1.94%) R
18 7 (1.69%) Haskell
19 6 (1.45%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 79 (19.13%) Security Cleared
2 73 (17.68%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.18%) Degree
4 8 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.45%) PhD
6 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.24%) CISSP
7 1 (0.24%) CLAS
7 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.39%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) GCP
3 3 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 188 (45.52%) Docker
2 53 (12.83%) etcd
3 52 (12.59%) flannel
4 18 (4.36%) Ceph
4 18 (4.36%) GlusterFS
5 14 (3.39%) vSphere
6 9 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.45%) LXC
7 6 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.97%) NFS
8 4 (0.97%) Squid
8 4 (0.97%) vCloud
9 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.24%) Gluster
11 1 (0.24%) HDFS
11 1 (0.24%) Varnish
11 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 148 (35.84%) Ansible
2 121 (29.30%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (23.73%) Kubernetes
4 95 (23.00%) Puppet
5 68 (16.46%) Terraform
6 48 (11.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 48 (11.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 46 (11.14%) Mesos
8 42 (10.17%) Consul
9 36 (8.72%) Marathon
10 35 (8.47%) rkt
11 28 (6.78%) Rancher
12 27 (6.54%) logstash
12 27 (6.54%) Salt
13 19 (4.60%) HAProxy
14 14 (3.39%) Graphite
15 13 (3.15%) Sysdig
16 10 (2.42%) Nagios
17 7 (1.69%) ZABBIX
18 6 (1.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 23 (5.57%) Oracle
2 18 (4.36%) Google
3 15 (3.63%) VMware
4 8 (1.94%) F5
5 7 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 7 (1.69%) Cisco
5 7 (1.69%) SAP
6 6 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.97%) SaltStack
7 4 (0.97%) Teradata
8 3 (0.73%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.73%) Hortonworks
8 3 (0.73%) Mercator
8 3 (0.73%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.73%) New Relic
8 3 (0.73%) Rackspace
8 3 (0.73%) Splunk
9 2 (0.48%) Citrix
9 2 (0.48%) EMC
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