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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Go Language (Golang)
Rank 585 581 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Golang 28 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.006% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.015% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 0
Average daily rate
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£490 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 417 554 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 2014.

Golang Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Golang
Top 9 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 18 September 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 -6 27 £483 +13.52% 8
London +16 23 £490 +15.29% 7
Hampshire - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
City of London +24 2 £475 - 1
South West - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1

Golang
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Ruby
3 18 (52.94%) TDD
4 17 (50.00%) Scala
5 15 (44.12%) BDD
5 15 (44.12%) Java
6 11 (32.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (29.41%) RESTful
7 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
8 9 (26.47%) RSpec
8 9 (26.47%) WATIR
8 9 (26.47%) Sinatra
8 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
8 9 (26.47%) JSON
8 9 (26.47%) PHP
8 9 (26.47%) Web Services
8 9 (26.47%) Linux
9 8 (23.53%) Python
9 8 (23.53%) OO
9 8 (23.53%) Google
9 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
10 7 (20.59%) Puppet
10 7 (20.59%) Node.js
10 7 (20.59%) Scrum
10 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (17.65%) MVC
11 6 (17.65%) OOP
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) C
11 6 (17.65%) NoSQL

Golang
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (20.59%) Node.js
2 4 (11.76%) Apache
3 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.94%) nginx
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) GitHub
2 2 (5.88%) Heroku
2 2 (5.88%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) NGN
1 3 (8.82%) Network Security
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.65%) Big Data
3 5 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
5 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (8.82%) SQLite
5 3 (8.82%) Redis
6 2 (5.88%) MySQL
6 2 (5.88%) HBase
7 1 (2.94%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) WATIR
1 9 (26.47%) RSpec
1 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
2 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.76%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) Ant
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.94%) TestNG
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) Behat
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (91.18%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (17.65%) PHP Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (5.88%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (5.88%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Principal Architect
6 1 (2.94%) PHP Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (29.41%) RESTful
3 9 (26.47%) JSON
3 9 (26.47%) Web Services
3 9 (26.47%) Sinatra
4 5 (14.71%) LESS
4 5 (14.71%) jQuery
4 5 (14.71%) HTML
4 5 (14.71%) SOAP
4 5 (14.71%) HTML5
4 5 (14.71%) Memcached
5 4 (11.76%) Spring
5 4 (11.76%) Zend Framework
5 4 (11.76%) J2EE
5 4 (11.76%) XML
5 4 (11.76%) LAMP
6 3 (8.82%) Servlets
6 3 (8.82%) Drools
7 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.88%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) TDD
3 15 (44.12%) BDD
4 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) OO
6 7 (20.59%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 6 (17.65%) OOP
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.71%) Functional Programming
9 4 (11.76%) DevOps
10 3 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (8.82%) User Stories
10 3 (8.82%) SOA
10 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 3 (8.82%) ICONIX
10 3 (8.82%) UML
11 2 (5.88%) Refactoring
11 2 (5.88%) Kanban
11 2 (5.88%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Ruby
2 17 (50.00%) Scala
3 15 (44.12%) Java
4 9 (26.47%) PHP
5 8 (23.53%) Python
6 6 (17.65%) SQL
6 6 (17.65%) C
7 5 (14.71%) C++
8 4 (11.76%) Perl
8 4 (11.76%) Clojure
8 4 (11.76%) PHP5
9 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 2 (5.88%) Haskell
10 2 (5.88%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.88%) vSphere
1 2 (5.88%) vCloud
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Puppet
1 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.82%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Google
2 6 (17.65%) Zend
3 4 (11.76%) Rackspace
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
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