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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Go Language (Golang)
Rank 580 577 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Golang 26 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.004% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 0
Average daily rate
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£483 £373 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -
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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £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 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 25 £475 +27.51% 5
London +38 23 £483 +29.53% 4
City of London +19 2 £475 -9.52% 2
South East - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Havant - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Golang
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) Ruby
3 16 (53.33%) TDD
4 15 (50.00%) Scala
5 14 (46.67%) BDD
6 12 (40.00%) Java
7 11 (36.67%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (33.33%) RESTful
8 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 9 (30.00%) RSpec
9 9 (30.00%) Sinatra
9 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
9 9 (30.00%) WATIR
9 9 (30.00%) PHP
9 9 (30.00%) Linux
10 8 (26.67%) Web Services
10 8 (26.67%) OO
10 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
11 7 (23.33%) Node.js
11 7 (23.33%) JSON
12 6 (20.00%) Zend
12 6 (20.00%) Python
12 6 (20.00%) OOP
12 6 (20.00%) C
12 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
12 6 (20.00%) Big Data
12 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (20.00%) Puppet
13 5 (16.67%) HTML5
13 5 (16.67%) Memcached

Golang
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (23.33%) Node.js
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) GitHub
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Google App Engine
2 2 (6.67%) Heroku
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
2 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (20.00%) Big Data
3 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.67%) MySQL
5 2 (6.67%) HBase
5 2 (6.67%) Redis
6 1 (3.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) RSpec
1 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (30.00%) WATIR
2 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) Ant
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.33%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.33%) TestNG
5 1 (3.33%) Behat
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Ruby Developer
3 6 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (6.67%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.33%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (33.33%) RESTful
3 9 (30.00%) Sinatra
4 8 (26.67%) Web Services
5 7 (23.33%) JSON
6 5 (16.67%) HTML5
6 5 (16.67%) Memcached
6 5 (16.67%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) LESS
6 5 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) Zend Framework
7 4 (13.33%) LAMP
7 4 (13.33%) XML
7 4 (13.33%) SOAP
8 3 (10.00%) J2EE
8 3 (10.00%) Spring
9 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (6.67%) Servlets
9 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.67%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 14 (46.67%) BDD
4 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 8 (26.67%) OO
6 6 (20.00%) OOP
7 5 (16.67%) MVC
8 4 (13.33%) Functional Programming
9 3 (10.00%) DevOps
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
10 2 (6.67%) SOA
10 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
10 2 (6.67%) OO PHP
10 2 (6.67%) User Stories
11 1 (3.33%) Kanban
11 1 (3.33%) UML
11 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Ruby
2 15 (50.00%) Scala
3 12 (40.00%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) PHP
5 6 (20.00%) Python
5 6 (20.00%) C
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) PHP5
8 3 (10.00%) Clojure
8 3 (10.00%) C++
8 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.00%) Perl
9 2 (6.67%) Haskell
9 2 (6.67%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) vCloud
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Zend
2 5 (16.67%) Google
3 4 (13.33%) Rackspace
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian