Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 312 323 413
Rank change year-on-year +11 +90 +65
Contract jobs citing Go 516 726 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.80% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.89% 1.79% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 483 423
England median daily rate £550 £550 £524
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.96% -0.19%
10th Percentile £413 £394 £411
90th Percentile £688 £675 £668
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £524
% change year-on-year - +4.96% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
England median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.56% - +170.19%
10th Percentile £25.25 £42.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% - +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 27,283 40,480 38,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.13% 44.70% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,936 28,684 27,463
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 600 695
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.15 £17.65 £17.10
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.73% +5.48% -

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Go in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Go in England

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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 21 January 2020. 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 +27 390 £550 - 250
North of England +61 63 £500 -4.76% 47
Yorkshire +46 40 £500 -4.76% 13
South East +7 28 £500 +21.21% 46
North West +22 17 £444 -11.25% 28
Midlands +37 12 £500 +14.29% 19
East of England +17 10 £490 - 21
West Midlands +35 9 £500 +25.00% 12
South West -4 8 £550 +37.50% 19
North East +25 6 £450 -16.67% 6
East Midlands +27 3 £475 -13.64% 7
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 334 (64.73%) Python
2 229 (44.38%) Kubernetes
3 228 (44.19%) Java
4 221 (42.83%) AWS
5 211 (40.89%) DevOps
6 197 (38.18%) Docker
7 175 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
8 163 (31.59%) GCP
9 161 (31.20%) Linux
10 159 (30.81%) Ruby
10 159 (30.81%) Terraform
11 155 (30.04%) Microservices
12 138 (26.74%) Ansible
13 136 (26.36%) JavaScript
14 123 (23.84%) Azure
15 111 (21.51%) Node.js
16 107 (20.74%) Jenkins
17 90 (17.44%) Git (software)
18 88 (17.05%) Bash Shell
19 86 (16.67%) Software Engineering
20 85 (16.47%) Google
21 82 (15.89%) Puppet
22 77 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
23 76 (14.73%) Infrastructure as Code
24 72 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
25 66 (12.79%) Finance
26 64 (12.40%) TDD
27 61 (11.82%) Kafka
28 60 (11.63%) C#
29 57 (11.05%) Security Cleared

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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 34 (6.59%) Apache Spark
2 31 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (4.46%) OpenStack
4 11 (2.13%) Apache
5 9 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (1.74%) nginx
6 8 (1.55%) Mattermost
7 6 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.97%) Confluence
8 5 (0.97%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.78%) Anypoint
9 4 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.78%) IIS
9 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.58%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) Luigi
10 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.39%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.19%) Quorum
2 1 (0.19%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 221 (42.83%) AWS
2 163 (31.59%) GCP
3 123 (23.84%) Azure
4 49 (9.50%) GitHub
5 48 (9.30%) Serverless
6 28 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (5.04%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (4.65%) PaaS
9 19 (3.68%) Amazon Kinesis
10 17 (3.29%) Amazon EKS
10 17 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (2.91%) OpenShift
12 13 (2.52%) Heroku
12 13 (2.52%) SaaS
13 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.36%) Route 53
14 6 (1.16%) IaaS
15 5 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.97%) Datadog
15 5 (0.97%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.68%) Firewall
2 17 (3.29%) HTTP
3 12 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.13%) DNS
5 10 (1.94%) SSL
6 7 (1.36%) Internet
7 3 (0.58%) DHCP
7 3 (0.58%) SAN
7 3 (0.58%) SMTP
8 2 (0.39%) AMQP
8 2 (0.39%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) Broadband
9 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.19%) IPv4
9 1 (0.19%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.47%) MongoDB
2 46 (8.91%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (7.17%) NoSQL
4 32 (6.20%) MySQL
5 28 (5.43%) Hadoop
6 25 (4.84%) Big Data
7 20 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.88%) Apache Hive
8 19 (3.68%) Blockchain
9 15 (2.91%) Flink
10 13 (2.52%) Neo4j
11 12 (2.33%) Redis
11 12 (2.33%) SQL Server
12 11 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.94%) HBase
13 10 (1.94%) Relational Database
14 9 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 107 (20.74%) Jenkins
2 90 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 34 (6.59%) Artifactory
4 33 (6.40%) JIRA
5 29 (5.62%) CircleCI
6 26 (5.04%) GitLab
7 21 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (2.71%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.33%) Bitbucket
10 11 (2.13%) Gerrit
11 10 (1.94%) Selenium
12 9 (1.74%) JUnit
12 9 (1.74%) Maven
13 8 (1.55%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.55%) Vagrant
14 7 (1.36%) Postman
14 7 (1.36%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.16%) Gradle
15 6 (1.16%) Travis CI
16 5 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 66 (12.79%) Finance
2 45 (8.72%) Banking
3 32 (6.20%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.10%) Retail
5 9 (1.74%) Marketing
6 7 (1.36%) Advertising
7 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.58%) French Language
9 3 (0.58%) Games
9 3 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (39.15%) Developer
2 118 (22.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (7.17%) AWS Engineer
4 32 (6.20%) AWS DevOps
5 31 (6.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 26 (5.04%) Python Engineer
6 26 (5.04%) Software Engineer
7 25 (4.84%) Architect
7 25 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 25 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
7 25 (4.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 23 (4.46%) Senior Developer
9 21 (4.07%) React Developer
10 20 (3.88%) Java Developer
11 19 (3.68%) Platform Engineer
12 18 (3.49%) Azure Engineer
13 17 (3.29%) Python Developer
13 17 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
13 17 (3.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (21.51%) Node.js
2 61 (11.82%) Kafka
3 54 (10.47%) React
4 38 (7.36%) Web Services
5 36 (6.98%) REST
6 34 (6.59%) .NET
7 33 (6.40%) AngularJS
8 31 (6.01%) Elastic Stack
8 31 (6.01%) Redux
9 21 (4.07%) gRPC
9 21 (4.07%) React Native
10 19 (3.68%) RESTful
11 18 (3.49%) CSS
11 18 (3.49%) GraphQL
11 18 (3.49%) HTML
11 18 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (3.29%) JSON
13 16 (3.10%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (2.91%) XML
15 14 (2.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 22 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
3 21 (4.07%) Cloud Native
4 18 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 14 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.71%) User Experience
8 12 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.74%) PKI
11 7 (1.36%) Replication
11 7 (1.36%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.78%) Blog
13 4 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.58%) Clustering
14 3 (0.58%) iPad
14 3 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 161 (31.20%) Linux
2 33 (6.40%) Unix
3 23 (4.46%) Windows
4 19 (3.68%) CentOS
5 17 (3.29%) CoreOS
6 16 (3.10%) Mac OS
7 15 (2.91%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.55%) Android
9 8 (1.55%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.78%) VMS
11 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Fedora
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (40.89%) DevOps
2 175 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (30.04%) Microservices
4 86 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 77 (14.92%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (14.73%) Infrastructure as Code
7 64 (12.40%) TDD
8 52 (10.08%) Configuration Management
9 49 (9.50%) Test Automation
10 46 (8.91%) Continuous Delivery
10 46 (8.91%) Open Source
11 31 (6.01%) Machine Learning
11 31 (6.01%) Migration
11 31 (6.01%) Scrum
12 27 (5.23%) Analytics
13 24 (4.65%) BDD
13 24 (4.65%) Data Science
13 24 (4.65%) High Availability
13 24 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (4.46%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 334 (64.73%) Python
2 228 (44.19%) Java
3 159 (30.81%) Ruby
4 136 (26.36%) JavaScript
5 88 (17.05%) Bash Shell
6 60 (11.63%) C#
7 56 (10.85%) Scala
8 47 (9.11%) SQL
9 27 (5.23%) C++
10 25 (4.84%) TypeScript
11 23 (4.46%) Kotlin
12 21 (4.07%) Groovy
13 18 (3.49%) PHP
14 16 (3.10%) Perl
14 16 (3.10%) Rust
15 15 (2.91%) C
15 15 (2.91%) Clojure
16 11 (2.13%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.74%) Elixir
18 8 (1.55%) ES6
Qualifications
1 57 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.65%) Degree
4 17 (3.29%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.94%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.94%) MCSA
5 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.16%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.39%) CSPO
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) CISSP
10 1 (0.19%) GCIA
10 1 (0.19%) GCIH
10 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.33%) QA
2 10 (1.94%) NCSC
3 9 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) PSD2
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 197 (38.18%) Docker
2 18 (3.49%) HDFS
3 17 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.58%) KVM
7 3 (0.58%) NFS
7 3 (0.58%) oVirt
7 3 (0.58%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.58%) vSphere
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) etcd
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 229 (44.38%) Kubernetes
2 159 (30.81%) Terraform
3 138 (26.74%) Ansible
4 82 (15.89%) Puppet
5 72 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.68%) logstash
6 19 (3.68%) Prometheus
7 18 (3.49%) Salt
8 14 (2.71%) Grafana
8 14 (2.71%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (2.71%) Kibana
9 7 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.16%) Nagios
10 6 (1.16%) Rancher
11 5 (0.97%) Istio
11 5 (0.97%) Packer
11 5 (0.97%) Sysdig
12 3 (0.58%) Graphite
12 3 (0.58%) Pingdom
12 3 (0.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 85 (16.47%) Google
2 23 (4.46%) VMware
3 19 (3.68%) Red Hat
4 17 (3.29%) Veracode
5 16 (3.10%) New Relic
6 13 (2.52%) Confluent
7 12 (2.33%) EMC
7 12 (2.33%) NetApp
7 12 (2.33%) Tableau
8 11 (2.13%) SaltStack
9 10 (1.94%) Facebook
10 9 (1.74%) Oracle
10 9 (1.74%) Twitter
11 8 (1.55%) Hortonworks
11 8 (1.55%) Splunk
12 7 (1.36%) Lets Encrypt
12 7 (1.36%) Microsoft
12 7 (1.36%) MuleSoft
12 7 (1.36%) YouTube
13 6 (1.16%) Coverity