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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Go (Golang)
Rank 468 609 606
Rank change year-on-year
+141 -3
Contract jobs citing Go 169 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.095% 0.057%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 51 26
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £580 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £438 £388
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.66 - -
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
21531 22087 21370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.89% 38.26% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14824 15025 13861
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 524 417
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +131 166 £525 +12.00% 67
London +81 121 £525 +10.52% 49
City of London +45 31 £525 +10.52% 11
South East - 22 £450 - 7
Yorkshire +21 11 £550 +29.41% 1
Westminster - 11 £550 -
South Yorkshire +8 10 £550 +29.41%
Sheffield +4 10 £550 +29.41%
Kent - 9 £613 -
Reading - 5 £363 - 4
Berkshire - 5 £363 - 4
East of England - 5 £563 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £563 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £563 -
Hampshire - 3 £438 - 1
North West +2 2 £300 -31.42% 4
Birmingham -5 2 £550 - 1
West Midlands -16 2 £550 - 4
Basingstoke - 2 £438 -
Abingdon - 2 £450 -
Bristol - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
South West - 2 - - 1
Cheshire +8 1 £300 -31.42%
Croydon -16 1 £468 +10.00%
West Yorkshire - 1 £625 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Go
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 256 (70.72%) Ruby
2 230 (63.54%) Linux
3 227 (62.71%) DevOps
4 182 (50.28%) Python
5 180 (49.72%) Docker
6 178 (49.17%) Java
7 149 (41.16%) Amazon AWS
8 135 (37.29%) Ansible
9 115 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
10 107 (29.56%) Puppet
11 103 (28.45%) Kubernetes
12 100 (27.62%) Jenkins
13 97 (26.80%) Configuration Management
14 92 (25.41%) Git (software)
15 88 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
16 84 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
17 83 (22.93%) Opscode Chef
18 82 (22.65%) TDD
19 79 (21.82%) GitHub
20 77 (21.27%) TCP/IP
20 77 (21.27%) etcd
21 73 (20.17%) flannel
21 73 (20.17%) MySQL
22 70 (19.34%) HTTP
23 69 (19.06%) CoreOS
24 68 (18.78%) NoSQL
24 68 (18.78%) Redis
25 67 (18.51%) Open Source
26 66 (18.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
26 66 (18.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System

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 (15.19%) Cloud Foundry
1 55 (15.19%) OpenStack
2 45 (12.43%) nginx
3 29 (8.01%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (5.25%) Apache Spark
5 17 (4.70%) Apache
6 13 (3.59%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.31%) Confluence
8 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.83%) Drupal
9 3 (0.83%) JBoss
9 3 (0.83%) SAS
9 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.55%) Mule
10 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.28%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.28%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) Jetty
11 1 (0.28%) Mongrel
Applications
1 3 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 149 (41.16%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (21.82%) GitHub
3 59 (16.30%) PaaS
4 55 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 29 (8.01%) Heroku
6 13 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.76%) IaaS
8 9 (2.49%) G Suite
8 9 (2.49%) Slack
9 7 (1.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.10%) Bluemix
11 4 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.83%) Office 365
12 3 (0.83%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.55%) SaaS
14 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 77 (21.27%) TCP/IP
2 70 (19.34%) HTTP
3 49 (13.54%) SSL
4 26 (7.18%) DNS
5 20 (5.52%) ICMP
6 18 (4.97%) VPN
7 14 (3.87%) AMQP
8 9 (2.49%) Internet
9 8 (2.21%) OpenVPN
10 4 (1.10%) DHCP
11 3 (0.83%) IPv4
11 3 (0.83%) IPv6
11 3 (0.83%) LDAP
11 3 (0.83%) Network Security
12 2 (0.55%) Intranet
13 1 (0.28%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.28%) Broadband
13 1 (0.28%) Firewall
13 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (23.20%) PostgreSQL
2 73 (20.17%) MySQL
3 68 (18.78%) NoSQL
3 68 (18.78%) Redis
4 63 (17.40%) MongoDB
5 38 (10.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (4.42%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.59%) Big Data
8 10 (2.76%) SQL Server
9 9 (2.49%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.21%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.66%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.10%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.83%) Datomic
14 3 (0.83%) Power BI
14 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 100 (27.62%) Jenkins
2 92 (25.41%) Git (software)
3 41 (11.33%) Artifactory
4 40 (11.05%) GitLab
5 23 (6.35%) Bitbucket
6 22 (6.08%) GoCD
7 17 (4.70%) JIRA
7 17 (4.70%) Subversion
8 13 (3.59%) Vagrant
9 11 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.76%) Maven
11 9 (2.49%) Mercurial
12 8 (2.21%) Ant
12 8 (2.21%) Gradle
13 6 (1.66%) Travis CI
14 5 (1.38%) Jasmine
15 4 (1.10%) JUnit
16 3 (0.83%) Capybara
16 3 (0.83%) Eclipse
16 3 (0.83%) RSpec
General
1 48 (13.26%) Finance
2 26 (7.18%) Retail
3 12 (3.31%) Banking
4 7 (1.93%) Games
5 5 (1.38%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.38%) Marketing
6 3 (0.83%) Back Office
7 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 148 (40.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 132 (36.46%) Developer
3 29 (8.01%) AWS DevOps
3 29 (8.01%) Software Engineer
4 28 (7.73%) Cloud Engineer
5 27 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
6 26 (7.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 24 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
8 23 (6.35%) Java Developer
9 22 (6.08%) Software Developer
10 21 (5.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.52%) Java Engineer
11 20 (5.52%) Python Developer
12 18 (4.97%) Ruby Developer
12 18 (4.97%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.87%) Senior DevOps
14 13 (3.59%) Cloud Developer
15 12 (3.31%) Architect
15 12 (3.31%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
15 12 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.40%) Node.js
2 41 (11.33%) Web Services
3 37 (10.22%) RabbitMQ
4 35 (9.67%) Sensu
5 25 (6.91%) AngularJS
5 25 (6.91%) HTML
6 24 (6.63%) CSS
7 21 (5.80%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (4.42%) Django
9 15 (4.14%) .NET
10 14 (3.87%) RESTful
11 12 (3.31%) HTML5
11 12 (3.31%) REST
12 11 (3.04%) ELK Stack
12 11 (3.04%) JMS
12 11 (3.04%) LAMP
13 10 (2.76%) Kafka
13 10 (2.76%) MCollective
14 8 (2.21%) Memcached
14 8 (2.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.80%) Public Cloud
2 16 (4.42%) Fintech
3 11 (3.04%) Algorithms
3 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.76%) Blockchain
5 9 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.21%) User Experience
7 7 (1.93%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.66%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.38%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.38%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.83%) Derivative
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 230 (63.54%) Linux
2 69 (19.06%) CoreOS
3 31 (8.56%) Unix
4 23 (6.35%) RancherOS
5 8 (2.21%) Windows
6 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.66%) Android
7 6 (1.66%) CentOS
8 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.55%) Debian
10 2 (0.55%) Solaris
10 2 (0.55%) SUSE
10 2 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (62.71%) DevOps
2 115 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (26.80%) Configuration Management
4 88 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
5 82 (22.65%) TDD
6 67 (18.51%) Open Source
7 59 (16.30%) Security Hardening
8 54 (14.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 52 (14.36%) Software Engineering
10 48 (13.26%) Microservices
11 29 (8.01%) E-Commerce
12 26 (7.18%) OO
13 24 (6.63%) High Availability
13 24 (6.63%) Scrum
14 22 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 20 (5.52%) Continuous Deployment
16 19 (5.25%) Build Automation
16 19 (5.25%) Load Balancing
16 19 (5.25%) Web Development
17 18 (4.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 256 (70.72%) Ruby
2 182 (50.28%) Python
3 178 (49.17%) Java
4 64 (17.68%) JavaScript
5 54 (14.92%) SQL
6 53 (14.64%) Bash Shell
7 46 (12.71%) Scala
8 30 (8.29%) C
9 29 (8.01%) PHP
10 26 (7.18%) C#
11 25 (6.91%) C++
12 19 (5.25%) Erlang
13 15 (4.14%) Perl
14 14 (3.87%) Clojure
15 13 (3.59%) Rust
16 7 (1.93%) R
17 6 (1.66%) F#
18 5 (1.38%) Haskell
18 5 (1.38%) OCaml
19 4 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 65 (17.96%) Security Cleared
2 63 (17.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.04%) Degree
4 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) CISSP
5 1 (0.28%) CLAS
5 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.38%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (0.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (49.72%) Docker
2 77 (21.27%) etcd
3 73 (20.17%) flannel
4 39 (10.77%) Ceph
4 39 (10.77%) GlusterFS
5 22 (6.08%) vSphere
6 9 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.66%) LXC
7 6 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.55%) NFS
9 2 (0.55%) Squid
9 2 (0.55%) Xen
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.28%) Gluster
10 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.28%) KVM
10 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 135 (37.29%) Ansible
2 107 (29.56%) Puppet
3 103 (28.45%) Kubernetes
4 83 (22.93%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (18.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 66 (18.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 42 (11.60%) rkt
7 40 (11.05%) HAProxy
8 38 (10.50%) logstash
9 37 (10.22%) Terraform
10 36 (9.94%) Graphite
11 35 (9.67%) Consul
12 34 (9.39%) Mesos
13 30 (8.29%) Marathon
14 23 (6.35%) Rancher
15 13 (3.59%) Salt
16 12 (3.31%) Packer
17 3 (0.83%) Kibana
18 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
19 1 (0.28%) Chronos
Vendors
1 22 (6.08%) Google
2 18 (4.97%) Oracle
3 14 (3.87%) VMware
4 8 (2.21%) F5
5 7 (1.93%) CheckPoint
5 7 (1.93%) Cisco
6 5 (1.38%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.38%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.10%) Mercator
7 4 (1.10%) Teradata
8 3 (0.83%) Citrix
8 3 (0.83%) EMC
8 3 (0.83%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.83%) Informatica
8 3 (0.83%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.83%) Siebel
9 2 (0.55%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.28%) SAP
London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £475 - £600 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600-675pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago