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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Go Language (Golang)
Rank 574 568 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Golang 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.004% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.099% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £373 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 - -
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
20224 19527 20817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.96% 38.20% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12935 12075 12436
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 414 560 801
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £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 31 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 31 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 -10 19 £475 +27.51% 7
London +34 17 £475 +27.51% 7
City of London +25 2 £475 -9.52% 1
South East - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Havant - - - -
South West - - - -
Poole - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East of England - - - -

Golang
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Ruby
3 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 13 (52.00%) Scala
4 11 (44.00%) BDD
4 11 (44.00%) Java
5 9 (36.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (32.00%) Linux
6 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (28.00%) RSpec
7 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (28.00%) Sinatra
7 7 (28.00%) PHP
7 7 (28.00%) WATIR
8 6 (24.00%) Web Services
8 6 (24.00%) MVC
8 6 (24.00%) Node.js
8 6 (24.00%) Open Source
8 6 (24.00%) RESTful
9 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
9 5 (20.00%) Python
9 5 (20.00%) OOP
9 5 (20.00%) OO
9 5 (20.00%) JSON
10 4 (16.00%) Zend
10 4 (16.00%) jQuery
10 4 (16.00%) Spring
10 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (16.00%) HTML
10 4 (16.00%) JavaScript

Golang
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (24.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
3 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Heroku
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) NGN
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.00%) Big Data
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (8.00%) MySQL
4 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.00%) HBase
5 1 (4.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) WATIR
1 7 (28.00%) RSpec
1 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.00%) TestNG
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 24 (96.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (16.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.00%) PHP Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Scala Developer
6 1 (4.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (28.00%) Sinatra
3 6 (24.00%) RESTful
3 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
5 4 (16.00%) Spring
5 4 (16.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) Memcached
5 4 (16.00%) HTML
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
5 4 (16.00%) LESS
6 3 (12.00%) J2EE
6 3 (12.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) LAMP
6 3 (12.00%) Zend Framework
7 2 (8.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) Servlets
7 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (8.00%) REST
7 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 11 (44.00%) BDD
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) MVC
6 5 (20.00%) OOP
6 5 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (8.00%) User Stories
9 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) Kanban
9 2 (8.00%) Pair Programming
9 2 (8.00%) SOA
10 1 (4.00%) UML
10 1 (4.00%) Workflow
10 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Ruby
2 13 (52.00%) Scala
3 11 (44.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) PHP
5 5 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.00%) C
7 3 (12.00%) C++
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) PHP5
8 2 (8.00%) Perl
8 2 (8.00%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Zend
2 3 (12.00%) Google
2 3 (12.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
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