The table below looks at the statistics for Golang skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Golang over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Go Language (Golang)
Rank 547 540 520
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing Golang 32 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.048% 0.007%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.13% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 2
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£438 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £356 -
% change year-on-year
+12.63% -
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
19423 18510 16408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.45% 36.96% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12626 11669 10107
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 470 626
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

Golang
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Golang within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Golang Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Golang
Daily Rate Trend

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

Golang Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Golang
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Golang within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Golang Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Golang
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Golang within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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 -2 32 £438 +25.00% 13
London +9 24 £475 +38.18% 7
Hampshire -16 4 £365 +4.28%
South East -25 4 £365 +2.45%
South West - 3 £438 - 1
Bristol - 3 £438 -
City of London +11 2 £600 +71.42% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £550 - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -

Golang
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Golang 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 Golang.

1 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (56.72%) Java
3 34 (50.75%) Puppet
4 29 (43.28%) Scala
5 28 (41.79%) MongoDB
5 28 (41.79%) DevOps
5 28 (41.79%) Linux
6 27 (40.30%) Node.js
7 26 (38.81%) Ruby
8 25 (37.31%) Python
8 25 (37.31%) Ansible
9 24 (35.82%) Redis
9 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (34.33%) RabbitMQ
11 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
12 20 (29.85%) VMware
13 19 (28.36%) Scrum
13 19 (28.36%) TDD
14 18 (26.87%) Nagios
15 17 (25.37%) Finance
15 17 (25.37%) MariaDB
16 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (23.88%) Web Services
16 16 (23.88%) Ubuntu
17 15 (22.39%) Maven
17 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
17 15 (22.39%) Artifactory
18 14 (20.90%) AngularJS
18 14 (20.90%) BDD

Golang
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Golang 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 Golang. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (40.30%) Node.js
2 8 (11.94%) JBoss
3 6 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.46%) Drupal
5 4 (5.97%) Apache Spark
5 4 (5.97%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.99%) Apache
7 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.45%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.97%) Heroku
5 4 (5.97%) PaaS
5 4 (5.97%) GitHub
6 3 (4.48%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (4.48%) Google App Engine
6 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.49%) Route 53
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) SSL
1 6 (8.96%) HTTP
1 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) Internet
3 2 (2.99%) NGN
3 2 (2.99%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.49%) SNMP
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.79%) MongoDB
2 24 (35.82%) Redis
3 17 (25.37%) MariaDB
4 13 (19.40%) Hadoop
5 9 (13.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (10.45%) MySQL
7 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (5.97%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (5.97%) Riak
9 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
9 3 (4.48%) Big Data
9 3 (4.48%) RethinkDB
9 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.99%) SQLite
11 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.49%) Neo4j
11 1 (1.49%) HBase
11 1 (1.49%) Azkaban
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Jenkins
2 15 (22.39%) Maven
2 15 (22.39%) Artifactory
3 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.46%) Subversion
5 4 (5.97%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.97%) RSpec
6 2 (2.99%) Capybara
6 2 (2.99%) WATIR
7 1 (1.49%) Ant
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) Grunt
7 1 (1.49%) Yeoman
7 1 (1.49%) Bower
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Marketing
3 4 (5.97%) Games
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.97%) Electronics
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Japanese Language
5 2 (2.99%) Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Front Office
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.46%) DevOps Specialist
8 4 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Web Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Java Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Principal Architect
10 2 (2.99%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) RabbitMQ
2 16 (23.88%) Web Services
3 14 (20.90%) AngularJS
4 12 (17.91%) HTML5
4 12 (17.91%) HTML
5 10 (14.93%) LAMP
6 9 (13.43%) CSS
6 9 (13.43%) CSS3
7 7 (10.45%) JSON
7 7 (10.45%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (5.97%) Sinatra
8 4 (5.97%) REST
8 4 (5.97%) Spring
8 4 (5.97%) XML
8 4 (5.97%) SOAP
9 3 (4.48%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (4.48%) Drools
9 3 (4.48%) Backbone.js
9 3 (4.48%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Open Source
2 4 (5.97%) Xbox
2 4 (5.97%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.97%) Statistics
2 4 (5.97%) DTV
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Economics
5 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Linux
2 16 (23.88%) Ubuntu
3 5 (7.46%) UNIX
3 5 (7.46%) CentOS
4 1 (1.49%) Debian
4 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) DevOps
3 24 (35.82%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (28.36%) Scrum
4 19 (28.36%) TDD
5 14 (20.90%) BDD
6 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.94%) Functional Programming
8 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.96%) User Stories
9 6 (8.96%) OO
10 4 (5.97%) Game Development
10 4 (5.97%) Analytics
10 4 (5.97%) MapReduce
10 4 (5.97%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.97%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.97%) Kanban
10 4 (5.97%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) Java
2 29 (43.28%) Scala
3 26 (38.81%) Ruby
4 25 (37.31%) Python
5 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
6 14 (20.90%) PHP
7 9 (13.43%) SQL
7 9 (13.43%) Clojure
8 5 (7.46%) C++
8 5 (7.46%) Erlang
9 3 (4.48%) Perl
9 3 (4.48%) Haskell
9 3 (4.48%) R
10 2 (2.99%) C
11 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) VCP4
3 2 (2.99%) PhD
4 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) Docker
3 3 (4.48%) vCloud
3 3 (4.48%) vSphere
4 2 (2.99%) Xen
5 1 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 34 (50.75%) Puppet
2 25 (37.31%) Ansible
3 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (26.87%) Nagios
5 9 (13.43%) ZABBIX
6 4 (5.97%) Salt
7 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) VMware
2 6 (8.96%) Google
3 4 (5.97%) Tableau
3 4 (5.97%) Vertica
3 4 (5.97%) Rackspace
3 4 (5.97%) Netezza
3 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 4 (5.97%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (4.48%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (2.99%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) KANA
6 1 (1.49%) Twitter
6 1 (1.49%) hybris
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