Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 404 486
Rank change year-on-year +89 +82 +207
Contract jobs citing Go 734 533 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 1.36% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 432 286
England median daily rate £550 £524 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% -0.19% +13.51%
10th Percentile £394 £411 £388
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £520 £513
% change year-on-year +5.77% +1.46% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +170.19% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £33.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £17.98
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £16.66
% change year-on-year - +170.19% -

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 40,743 39,168 36,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.70% 42.41% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,870 27,857 25,545
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £294
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 700 786
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Go in England

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Go in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Go in England

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Go in England

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go in England.

Contractor 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 18 January 2019. 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 +50 537 £550 +4.76% 204
South East +28 82 £413 -17.50% 33
North of England -3 49 £525 +31.25% 24
Yorkshire +5 37 £525 +31.25% 10
South West -9 24 £401 +95.37% 21
East of England +23 23 £490 -10.91% 8
Midlands -8 17 £425 -18.07% 21
West Midlands -8 12 £400 +14.29% 16
North West -13 10 £500 +37.93% 14
East Midlands +1 5 £550 -2.22% 5
North East - 2 £540 -
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 450 (61.31%) Python
2 432 (58.86%) Docker
3 342 (46.59%) Amazon AWS
4 319 (43.46%) DevOps
5 308 (41.96%) Kubernetes
6 293 (39.92%) Java
7 258 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
7 258 (35.15%) Ansible
8 242 (32.97%) Linux
9 236 (32.15%) JavaScript
10 235 (32.02%) Git (software)
11 206 (28.07%) Ruby
12 183 (24.93%) Terraform
13 179 (24.39%) Microservices
14 166 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
15 159 (21.66%) Jenkins
16 158 (21.53%) Node.js
17 148 (20.16%) Puppet
18 140 (19.07%) Software Engineering
19 135 (18.39%) Configuration Management
20 131 (17.85%) Google Cloud Platform
21 130 (17.71%) Bash Shell
22 128 (17.44%) PostgreSQL
23 125 (17.03%) REST
24 124 (16.89%) HTML
25 121 (16.49%) CSS
25 121 (16.49%) Google
26 111 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
27 110 (14.99%) TDD
28 96 (13.08%) 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 58 (7.90%) nginx
2 25 (3.41%) Apache
2 25 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.13%) OpenStack
4 22 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (2.45%) IIS
5 18 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 17 (2.32%) Jetty
6 17 (2.32%) Mongrel
7 16 (2.18%) Confluence
8 15 (2.04%) Gunicorn
9 8 (1.09%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.68%) Mule
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.41%) Drupal
11 3 (0.41%) JBoss
11 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 342 (46.59%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (17.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 70 (9.54%) Serverless
5 63 (8.58%) GitHub
6 48 (6.54%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (4.90%) PaaS
8 35 (4.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 27 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (3.54%) Quay.io
11 22 (3.00%) Azure Functions
12 20 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (2.45%) IaaS
14 12 (1.63%) Google App Engine
15 11 (1.50%) Datadog
15 11 (1.50%) Sumo Logic
16 9 (1.23%) Amazon S3
16 9 (1.23%) OpenShift
17 8 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
17 8 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.09%) HTTP
2 18 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.32%) SSL
4 14 (1.91%) Firewall
5 12 (1.63%) DNS
5 12 (1.63%) SSH
5 12 (1.63%) VLAN
6 8 (1.09%) Bluetooth
6 8 (1.09%) Broadband
6 8 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.95%) Internet
7 7 (0.95%) VPN
8 6 (0.82%) IPsec
9 5 (0.68%) FTP
9 5 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (0.54%) DHCP
10 4 (0.54%) ICMP
11 3 (0.41%) AMQP
11 3 (0.41%) MPLS
12 2 (0.27%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (17.44%) PostgreSQL
2 92 (12.53%) MySQL
3 86 (11.72%) MongoDB
4 84 (11.44%) NoSQL
5 46 (6.27%) Relational Database
6 41 (5.59%) Redis
7 33 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 32 (4.36%) Big Data
9 29 (3.95%) Couchbase
10 20 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (2.45%) Hadoop
12 15 (2.04%) Blockchain
13 14 (1.91%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.50%) Impala
15 10 (1.36%) SQL Server
16 9 (1.23%) HBase
17 8 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
17 8 (1.09%) Spark SQL
17 8 (1.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 235 (32.02%) Git (software)
2 159 (21.66%) Jenkins
3 60 (8.17%) GitLab
4 55 (7.49%) Selenium
5 44 (5.99%) Artifactory
6 42 (5.72%) Gatling
7 34 (4.63%) GoCD
8 31 (4.22%) JIRA
9 30 (4.09%) TeamCity
10 28 (3.81%) Mocha
11 27 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (3.27%) Vagrant
13 18 (2.45%) Bitbucket
13 18 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (2.32%) Gradle
15 16 (2.18%) CircleCI
15 16 (2.18%) Maven
15 16 (2.18%) Travis CI
16 15 (2.04%) Robot Framework
17 13 (1.77%) CruiseControl
General
1 96 (13.08%) Finance
2 53 (7.22%) Retail
3 19 (2.59%) Advertising
4 17 (2.32%) Banking
5 11 (1.50%) Games
5 11 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.50%) Publishing
5 11 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.95%) Legal
7 7 (0.95%) Marketing
8 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.14%) Automotive
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 297 (40.46%) Developer
2 195 (26.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (7.77%) Software Engineer
4 45 (6.13%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (4.90%) Angular Developer
5 36 (4.90%) AWS DevOps
6 35 (4.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 34 (4.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 25 (3.41%) Azure DevOps
8 25 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
9 24 (3.27%) Azure Engineer
9 24 (3.27%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 24 (3.27%) Senior Developer
10 23 (3.13%) Architect
10 23 (3.13%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 22 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.00%) Site Engineer
12 21 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (2.86%) Python Developer
13 19 (2.59%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (21.53%) Node.js
2 125 (17.03%) REST
3 124 (16.89%) HTML
4 121 (16.49%) CSS
5 86 (11.72%) Kafka
6 81 (11.04%) AngularJS
7 77 (10.49%) Elastic Stack
8 67 (9.13%) React
9 54 (7.36%) .NET
10 52 (7.08%) GraphQL
11 41 (5.59%) Jest
12 40 (5.45%) Angular 2
12 40 (5.45%) Enzyme
13 39 (5.31%) Web Services
14 35 (4.77%) Express
15 34 (4.63%) RESTful
16 33 (4.50%) jQuery
17 32 (4.36%) Chai
18 31 (4.22%) Django
19 26 (3.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.40%) Fintech
2 42 (5.72%) User Experience
3 37 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.50%) Device Driver
5 29 (3.95%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.72%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (2.45%) Algorithms
10 15 (2.04%) Biotechnology
10 15 (2.04%) Clustering
11 13 (1.77%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.63%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.09%) Life Science
15 7 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (0.95%) iSeries
15 7 (0.95%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.82%) Replication
16 6 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 242 (32.97%) Linux
2 49 (6.68%) Ubuntu
3 47 (6.40%) Windows
4 40 (5.45%) CoreOS
5 33 (4.50%) CentOS
6 32 (4.36%) Unix
7 26 (3.54%) Apple iOS
8 24 (3.27%) Android
9 18 (2.45%) Debian
10 13 (1.77%) Fedora
11 11 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.68%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.41%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.14%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (43.46%) DevOps
2 258 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (24.39%) Microservices
4 140 (19.07%) Software Engineering
5 135 (18.39%) Configuration Management
6 111 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
7 110 (14.99%) TDD
8 87 (11.85%) Test Automation
9 69 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 63 (8.58%) Scrum
12 60 (8.17%) Computer Science
13 57 (7.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 56 (7.63%) High Availability
15 53 (7.22%) Unit Testing
16 45 (6.13%) Open Source
17 42 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (5.72%) Kanban
17 42 (5.72%) SOA
18 40 (5.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 450 (61.31%) Python
2 293 (39.92%) Java
3 236 (32.15%) JavaScript
4 206 (28.07%) Ruby
5 130 (17.71%) Bash Shell
6 95 (12.94%) SQL
7 70 (9.54%) C#
8 66 (8.99%) Scala
9 58 (7.90%) C++
10 51 (6.95%) ES6
11 49 (6.68%) Perl
12 48 (6.54%) C
13 41 (5.59%) PHP
14 26 (3.54%) PowerShell
15 20 (2.72%) Kotlin
16 15 (2.04%) Groovy
17 10 (1.36%) Clojure
18 9 (1.23%) Haskell
18 9 (1.23%) Java 8
19 7 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.31%) Degree
3 38 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 35 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.32%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.09%) RHCE
7 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) CCNA
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.77%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) GDPR
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.14%) FISMA
4 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.14%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 432 (58.86%) Docker
2 41 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.22%) etcd
3 31 (4.22%) flannel
4 30 (4.09%) SkyDNS
5 28 (3.81%) Ceph
6 27 (3.68%) GlusterFS
7 26 (3.54%) Xen
8 14 (1.91%) VirtualBox
9 12 (1.63%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.63%) NFS
10 8 (1.09%) Apache Flume
10 8 (1.09%) HDFS
11 5 (0.68%) KVM
12 4 (0.54%) Active Directory
13 3 (0.41%) Squid
13 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.27%) iptables
15 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 308 (41.96%) Kubernetes
2 258 (35.15%) Ansible
3 183 (24.93%) Terraform
4 148 (20.16%) Puppet
5 91 (12.40%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (12.26%) Prometheus
7 40 (5.45%) HAProxy
7 40 (5.45%) Nagios
8 39 (5.31%) Sysdig
9 38 (5.18%) Graphite
10 34 (4.63%) rkt
11 33 (4.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 33 (4.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 33 (4.50%) Packer
12 32 (4.36%) Grafana
12 32 (4.36%) Salt
13 31 (4.22%) Docker Swarm
14 30 (4.09%) Consul
15 23 (3.13%) Icinga
15 23 (3.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 121 (16.49%) Google
2 60 (8.17%) Splunk
3 47 (6.40%) Red Hat
4 42 (5.72%) Microsoft
5 41 (5.59%) VMware
6 16 (2.18%) SaltStack
7 15 (2.04%) AppDynamics
7 15 (2.04%) New Relic
8 14 (1.91%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.91%) Oracle
8 14 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.50%) EMC
9 11 (1.50%) NetApp
9 11 (1.50%) TOWER Software
10 9 (1.23%) Tableau
11 8 (1.09%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.82%) Facebook
12 6 (0.82%) Twitter
13 5 (0.68%) IBM
13 5 (0.68%) ServiceNow