Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Go skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Go over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Go (Golang)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 322 332
Rank change year-on-year +96 +10 +16
Contract jobs citing Go 566 283 650
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 0.73% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.84% 1.76% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 186 498
10th Percentile £397 £413 £394
25th Percentile £430 £463 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £625
90th Percentile £650 £703 £691
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +16.67%

Go is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 19,920 16,119 35,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.80% 41.49% 42.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,206 11,540 25,155
10th Percentile £335 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £609 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 264 576
10th Percentile £16.97 £17.83 £18.00
25th Percentile £24.88 £23.06 £32.88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.73% -2.81% +8.54%
75th Percentile £54.13 £51.06 £50.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £61.18 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +7.41%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Go as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Go in England

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Go in England.

Daily rate trend for Go in England

Go
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Go in England

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Go in England.

Hourly rate trend for Go in England

Go
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the England region over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 362 £550 -4.35% 264
South East +33 59 £500 - 31
North of England +22 43 £405 -26.36% 59
North West +31 38 £405 -22.86% 29
East of England +18 19 £550 +12.24% 16
South West +21 16 £470 -20.00% 20
Midlands -11 7 £414 +3.44% 33
West Midlands -13 7 £414 +3.44% 23
Yorkshire -9 5 £475 -20.83% 27
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Go also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Go.

1 303 (53.53%) Python
2 291 (51.41%) Kubernetes
3 250 (44.17%) AWS
4 228 (40.28%) Docker
5 201 (35.51%) DevOps
6 200 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
7 198 (34.98%) Java
8 191 (33.75%) Azure
9 184 (32.51%) Microservices
10 169 (29.86%) Terraform
11 160 (28.27%) Software Engineering
12 136 (24.03%) JavaScript
13 135 (23.85%) Node.js
14 123 (21.73%) GCP
15 117 (20.67%) Ruby
16 107 (18.90%) SQL
17 97 (17.14%) Linux
18 95 (16.78%) Cloud Native
19 94 (16.61%) Social Skills
19 94 (16.61%) Git (software)
20 90 (15.90%) Serverless
21 84 (14.84%) C#
21 84 (14.84%) C++
22 83 (14.66%) Google
22 83 (14.66%) Ansible
23 81 (14.31%) Jenkins
23 81 (14.31%) Infrastructure as Code
24 73 (12.90%) Bash Shell
25 72 (12.72%) .NET
26 67 (11.84%) Finance

Go
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (6.71%) BizTalk Server
2 26 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (3.53%) Confluence
4 15 (2.65%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.94%) Apache
6 10 (1.77%) IBM Domino
7 9 (1.59%) nginx
8 8 (1.41%) Mule
8 8 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.24%) Apache ServiceMix
9 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.18%) IIS
12 1 (0.18%) JBoss
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Magento
1 7 (1.24%) Shopify
2 1 (0.18%) Maximo
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 250 (44.17%) AWS
2 191 (33.75%) Azure
3 123 (21.73%) GCP
4 90 (15.90%) Serverless
5 65 (11.48%) AWS Lambda
6 46 (8.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 39 (6.89%) Azure Functions
7 39 (6.89%) Azure Logic Apps
7 39 (6.89%) Azure Storage
8 31 (5.48%) OpenShift
9 29 (5.12%) GitHub
10 26 (4.59%) IaaS
11 24 (4.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (4.06%) PaaS
13 20 (3.53%) SaaS
14 19 (3.36%) Amazon EKS
15 18 (3.18%) Apigee
16 14 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (2.30%) Amazon ECS
18 10 (1.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.18%) Firewall
2 16 (2.83%) DNS
3 10 (1.77%) HTTP
3 10 (1.77%) SSH
3 10 (1.77%) Unified Communications
4 9 (1.59%) Network Security
5 8 (1.41%) SSL
5 8 (1.41%) Wireless
6 7 (1.24%) FTP
6 7 (1.24%) Internet
6 7 (1.24%) VPN
6 7 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.06%) Bluetooth
7 6 (1.06%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.71%) IPv4
9 3 (0.53%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.53%) VLAN
9 3 (0.53%) VXLAN
10 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (8.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 45 (7.95%) MongoDB
4 30 (5.30%) MySQL
4 30 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 22 (3.89%) Big Data
7 20 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.65%) BigQuery
8 15 (2.65%) SQL Server
9 14 (2.47%) Amazon Aurora
9 14 (2.47%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.12%) Blockchain
11 11 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.77%) Looker
13 9 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.59%) Tableau
14 8 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (1.24%) Redis
16 5 (0.88%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 94 (16.61%) Git (software)
2 81 (14.31%) Jenkins
3 55 (9.72%) JIRA
4 20 (3.53%) Maven
5 19 (3.36%) GitLab
6 15 (2.65%) IntelliJ
7 14 (2.47%) CircleCI
7 14 (2.47%) SonarQube
8 10 (1.77%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.59%) PyCharm
9 9 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.59%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.41%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.24%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.24%) Gradle
11 7 (1.24%) JUnit
11 7 (1.24%) Travis CI
12 6 (1.06%) Gatling
12 6 (1.06%) TestRail
General
1 94 (16.61%) Social Skills
2 67 (11.84%) Finance
3 33 (5.83%) Retail
4 21 (3.71%) Games
5 19 (3.36%) Banking
6 14 (2.47%) Public Sector
7 13 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.77%) Law
9 9 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.71%) Automotive
13 3 (0.53%) Electronics
13 3 (0.53%) Front Office
13 3 (0.53%) Marketing
13 3 (0.53%) Military
14 2 (0.35%) Back Office
14 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 240 (42.40%) Developer
2 72 (12.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (11.13%) Software Engineer
4 32 (5.65%) Senior Developer
5 29 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
5 29 (5.12%) Python Developer
6 27 (4.77%) Azure Developer
7 26 (4.59%) React Developer
8 25 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (4.06%) Data Engineer
10 22 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (3.89%) Java Developer
10 22 (3.89%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 20 (3.53%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.36%) Site Engineer
13 17 (3.00%) AWS DevOps
13 17 (3.00%) Platform Engineer
14 15 (2.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.47%) Architect
16 13 (2.30%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (23.85%) Node.js
2 72 (12.72%) .NET
3 58 (10.25%) REST
4 57 (10.07%) React
5 46 (8.13%) .NET Core
6 42 (7.42%) AngularJS
7 38 (6.71%) RESTful
8 36 (6.36%) gRPC
9 35 (6.18%) Kafka
10 30 (5.30%) Web Services
11 29 (5.12%) HTML
12 25 (4.42%) CSS
13 23 (4.06%) Spring
14 21 (3.71%) GraphQL
15 17 (3.00%) React Native
16 16 (2.83%) Swagger
17 14 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
17 14 (2.47%) HTML5
17 14 (2.47%) Vue.js
18 12 (2.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 95 (16.78%) Cloud Native
2 28 (4.95%) Public Cloud
3 26 (4.59%) Algorithms
4 15 (2.65%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.47%) User Experience
6 11 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.24%) Clustering
9 7 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.06%) Derivative
10 6 (1.06%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (0.71%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.53%) Blog
13 3 (0.53%) Equities
13 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 97 (17.14%) Linux
2 29 (5.12%) Windows
3 12 (2.12%) Unix
4 7 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.06%) CentOS
5 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.71%) Android
6 4 (0.71%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
8 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.18%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (35.51%) DevOps
2 200 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (32.51%) Microservices
4 160 (28.27%) Software Engineering
5 81 (14.31%) Infrastructure as Code
6 58 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (10.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 58 (10.25%) TDD
7 51 (9.01%) Test Automation
8 48 (8.48%) Open Source
9 46 (8.13%) SDLC
10 45 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (7.77%) OO
12 40 (7.07%) Configuration Management
12 40 (7.07%) Data Engineering
13 39 (6.89%) BDD
13 39 (6.89%) Data Development
14 36 (6.36%) Unit Testing
15 34 (6.01%) OOP
15 34 (6.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 303 (53.53%) Python
2 198 (34.98%) Java
3 136 (24.03%) JavaScript
4 117 (20.67%) Ruby
5 107 (18.90%) SQL
6 84 (14.84%) C#
6 84 (14.84%) C++
7 73 (12.90%) Bash Shell
8 64 (11.31%) Scala
9 61 (10.78%) TypeScript
10 41 (7.24%) PL/SQL
11 39 (6.89%) T-SQL
12 36 (6.36%) PHP
13 31 (5.48%) PowerShell
14 19 (3.36%) Rust
15 18 (3.18%) C
15 18 (3.18%) Shell Script
16 14 (2.47%) Groovy
17 13 (2.30%) Kotlin
18 9 (1.59%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 34 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.77%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.71%) Degree
4 15 (2.65%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.41%) CCNA
6 8 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.35%) CISSP
9 1 (0.18%) CISM
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) GIAC
9 1 (0.18%) PhD
9 1 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.06%) Accessibility
2 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.71%) GDPR
3 4 (0.71%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) WCAG
4 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.18%) RMADS
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 228 (40.28%) Docker
2 20 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.24%) Postfix
3 7 (1.24%) qmail
4 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.71%) HDFS
5 4 (0.71%) iptables
5 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.53%) Squid
6 3 (0.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.35%) KVM
7 2 (0.35%) Xen
8 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 291 (51.41%) Kubernetes
2 169 (29.86%) Terraform
3 83 (14.66%) Ansible
4 46 (8.13%) Puppet
5 33 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (4.42%) Istio
7 20 (3.53%) Prometheus
8 15 (2.65%) Grafana
9 13 (2.30%) Packer
10 10 (1.77%) Consul
11 8 (1.41%) Kibana
11 8 (1.41%) Nagios
12 7 (1.24%) logstash
13 6 (1.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 4 (0.71%) HP SIM
14 4 (0.71%) Icinga
14 4 (0.71%) Knative
14 4 (0.71%) Opsview
14 4 (0.71%) Salt
15 3 (0.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 83 (14.66%) Google
2 60 (10.60%) Oracle
3 40 (7.07%) MuleSoft
4 28 (4.95%) VMware
5 21 (3.71%) Microsoft
6 16 (2.83%) Dynatrace
7 13 (2.30%) New Relic
8 11 (1.94%) IBM
8 11 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.77%) Xerox
10 8 (1.41%) MEDITECH
10 8 (1.41%) Teradata
11 7 (1.24%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.24%) Splunk
12 6 (1.06%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.88%) Confluent
13 5 (0.88%) EMC
13 5 (0.88%) NetApp
14 4 (0.71%) HP
14 4 (0.71%) Veracode