The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Go Language (Golang)
Rank 563 567 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Golang 17 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.004% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.085% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £373 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19995 19448 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 38.15% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12817 12034 12307
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 572 790
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.83 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.53 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 23 July 2014.

Golang Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Golang
Top 12 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 23 July 2014. 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 +1 17 £463 +24.16% 10
London +16 16 £475 +27.51% 8
City of London +30 2 £475 -9.52% 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Havant - - - -

Golang
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Ruby
3 12 (54.55%) TDD
4 11 (50.00%) Scala
5 10 (45.45%) BDD
5 10 (45.45%) Java
6 8 (36.36%) Linux
7 7 (31.82%) PHP
7 7 (31.82%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 6 (27.27%) RESTful
8 6 (27.27%) RSpec
8 6 (27.27%) Open Source
8 6 (27.27%) Sinatra
8 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
8 6 (27.27%) WATIR
8 6 (27.27%) Web Services
8 6 (27.27%) MVC
9 5 (22.73%) OOP
9 5 (22.73%) OO
9 5 (22.73%) HTML
9 5 (22.73%) Node.js
9 5 (22.73%) HTML5
10 4 (18.18%) Memcached
10 4 (18.18%) jQuery
10 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
10 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
10 4 (18.18%) Big Data
10 4 (18.18%) LESS
10 4 (18.18%) C

Golang
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) Node.js
2 3 (13.64%) Apache
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Heroku
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) WATIR
1 6 (27.27%) RSpec
1 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) PHP Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (27.27%) RESTful
2 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) Sinatra
3 5 (22.73%) HTML5
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) JSON
4 4 (18.18%) Memcached
4 4 (18.18%) LESS
4 4 (18.18%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) Zend Framework
5 3 (13.64%) LAMP
5 3 (13.64%) SOAP
5 3 (13.64%) Spring
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) Servlets
6 2 (9.09%) J2EE
6 2 (9.09%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) TDD
3 10 (45.45%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 5 (22.73%) OOP
6 5 (22.73%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (9.09%) User Stories
9 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
9 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
9 2 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
10 1 (4.55%) Workflow
10 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
10 1 (4.55%) ATDD
10 1 (4.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Ruby
2 11 (50.00%) Scala
3 10 (45.45%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) PHP
5 4 (18.18%) Python
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) C
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) PHP5
7 2 (9.09%) Clojure
7 2 (9.09%) C++
7 2 (9.09%) Perl
8 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Zend
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
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