Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 354 398
Rank change year-on-year +44 +44 +61
Contract jobs citing Go 416 652 556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.74% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.87% 1.70% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 472 394
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £413 £388 £402
90th Percentile £703 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £515
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £48.50 £52.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.62% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £37.35 £26.50 £42.50
90th Percentile £77.85 £66.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £54.25 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 22,291 38,448 40,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.94% 43.43% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,227 27,095 28,197
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 606 723
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.00 £17.29
90th Percentile £56.03 £53.75 £51.20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 9 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 9 April 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 +31 290 £573 +3.62% 146
North of England +89 56 £525 +5.00% 29
Yorkshire +80 40 £550 +10.00% 3
South East +92 37 £475 +15.15% 13
North West +48 15 £440 -16.19% 21
Midlands +53 10 £500 +17.65% 12
West Midlands +61 9 £500 +33.33% 11
South West +11 9 £575 +2.22% 12
East of England +30 8 £490 +30.67% 7
East Midlands +29 1 £400 -27.27% 1
North East - 1 £350 - 5
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 265 (63.70%) Python
2 200 (48.08%) AWS
3 177 (42.55%) Kubernetes
4 176 (42.31%) DevOps
5 159 (38.22%) Java
6 158 (37.98%) Docker
7 157 (37.74%) Terraform
8 140 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
9 132 (31.73%) GCP
10 119 (28.61%) JavaScript
11 110 (26.44%) Ruby
12 108 (25.96%) Ansible
13 104 (25.00%) Linux
14 102 (24.52%) Microservices
15 96 (23.08%) Git (software)
16 93 (22.36%) Infrastructure as Code
17 89 (21.39%) Azure
18 82 (19.71%) Node.js
19 79 (18.99%) Jenkins
20 75 (18.03%) Bash Shell
20 75 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
21 65 (15.63%) Kafka
22 64 (15.38%) Software Engineering
22 64 (15.38%) Finance
23 60 (14.42%) TDD
23 60 (14.42%) GitHub
24 56 (13.46%) Security Cleared
25 54 (12.98%) Puppet
26 53 (12.74%) Google
27 50 (12.02%) GitLab

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 30 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (6.49%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.88%) Confluence
4 11 (2.64%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.92%) Apache
6 6 (1.44%) nginx
7 5 (1.20%) Ethereum
8 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.72%) IIS
9 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.48%) JBoss
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.24%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.24%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.24%) Luigi
11 1 (0.24%) Mule
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 200 (48.08%) AWS
2 132 (31.73%) GCP
3 89 (21.39%) Azure
4 60 (14.42%) GitHub
5 46 (11.06%) Serverless
6 34 (8.17%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (6.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (6.01%) Amazon EKS
9 24 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (5.05%) Amazon S3
11 19 (4.57%) OpenShift
12 18 (4.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 16 (3.85%) Amazon Cognito
13 16 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
13 16 (3.85%) PaaS
14 14 (3.37%) Amazon Kinesis
15 13 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (2.16%) Route 53
18 7 (1.68%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.81%) HTTP
2 17 (4.09%) Firewall
3 15 (3.61%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.37%) DNS
5 10 (2.40%) SSL
6 4 (0.96%) Internet
7 3 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.48%) BGP
8 2 (0.48%) DHCP
8 2 (0.48%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.48%) SAN
8 2 (0.48%) SMTP
8 2 (0.48%) SNMP
8 2 (0.48%) VLAN
8 2 (0.48%) VPN
9 1 (0.24%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.24%) Broadband
9 1 (0.24%) LAN
9 1 (0.24%) VoIP
9 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.86%) NoSQL
2 39 (9.38%) Big Data
2 39 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (6.01%) MongoDB
4 22 (5.29%) Redis
5 21 (5.05%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.81%) MySQL
7 17 (4.09%) Blockchain
8 14 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (2.88%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.40%) Flink
11 10 (2.40%) HBase
11 10 (2.40%) SQL Server
12 9 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (2.16%) BigQuery
13 6 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (1.20%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.20%) Electronic Patient Records
14 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 96 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 79 (18.99%) Jenkins
3 50 (12.02%) GitLab
4 36 (8.65%) JIRA
5 31 (7.45%) Artifactory
6 28 (6.73%) CircleCI
7 23 (5.53%) Bitbucket
8 18 (4.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.68%) Snyk
9 7 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.20%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.20%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.20%) Hudson
11 5 (1.20%) Selenium
11 5 (1.20%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.96%) JUnit
12 4 (0.96%) Maven
12 4 (0.96%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.72%) Robot Framework
General
1 64 (15.38%) Finance
2 35 (8.41%) Banking
3 24 (5.77%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.64%) Marketing
5 10 (2.40%) Advertising
6 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.44%) Retail
8 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.96%) French Language
10 3 (0.72%) Electronics
10 3 (0.72%) Games
10 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 141 (33.89%) Developer
2 104 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (9.38%) Platform Engineer
4 37 (8.89%) AWS Engineer
5 30 (7.21%) AWS DevOps
6 29 (6.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 28 (6.73%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (5.53%) Architect
8 23 (5.53%) Full Stack Developer
9 19 (4.57%) Software Engineer
10 18 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.85%) Python Engineer
12 15 (3.61%) Java Developer
12 15 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (3.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.37%) AWS Developer
14 13 (3.13%) Ruby Developer
15 12 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
15 12 (2.88%) PHP Developer
15 12 (2.88%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.71%) Node.js
2 65 (15.63%) Kafka
3 39 (9.38%) React
4 38 (9.13%) Elastic Stack
5 37 (8.89%) Web Services
6 29 (6.97%) REST
7 24 (5.77%) .NET
8 20 (4.81%) AngularJS
9 19 (4.57%) Redux
10 17 (4.09%) RESTful
11 15 (3.61%) CSS
11 15 (3.61%) HTML
12 13 (3.13%) JSON
13 12 (2.88%) gRPC
14 11 (2.64%) XML
15 10 (2.40%) GraphQL
16 9 (2.16%) OAuth
17 8 (1.92%) Symfony
17 8 (1.92%) Vue.js
18 7 (1.68%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.49%) Cloud Native
2 21 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.09%) Algorithms
4 15 (3.61%) Data Structures
4 15 (3.61%) User Experience
5 14 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.16%) PKI
8 8 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.20%) Bitcoin
10 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.20%) Replication
10 5 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.96%) Clustering
12 3 (0.72%) iPad
13 2 (0.48%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 104 (25.00%) Linux
2 19 (4.57%) CentOS
3 18 (4.33%) CoreOS
4 15 (3.61%) Windows
5 12 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.68%) Unix
8 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.72%) Android
9 3 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.24%) Debian
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (42.31%) DevOps
2 140 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (24.52%) Microservices
4 93 (22.36%) Infrastructure as Code
5 75 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 60 (14.42%) TDD
8 38 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 34 (8.17%) Configuration Management
9 34 (8.17%) Open Source
10 31 (7.45%) Data Science
10 31 (7.45%) Scrum
11 23 (5.53%) BDD
11 23 (5.53%) High Availability
12 22 (5.29%) Analytics
12 22 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (4.81%) Continuous Deployment
13 20 (4.81%) Fintech
13 20 (4.81%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 20 (4.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 265 (63.70%) Python
2 159 (38.22%) Java
3 119 (28.61%) JavaScript
4 110 (26.44%) Ruby
5 75 (18.03%) Bash Shell
6 43 (10.34%) Scala
7 35 (8.41%) C#
7 35 (8.41%) SQL
8 26 (6.25%) Rust
9 25 (6.01%) Groovy
10 24 (5.77%) C++
11 21 (5.05%) TypeScript
12 20 (4.81%) Perl
13 17 (4.09%) PHP
14 16 (3.85%) PowerShell
15 13 (3.13%) C
16 11 (2.64%) Kotlin
17 10 (2.40%) Haskell
17 10 (2.40%) R
18 5 (1.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 56 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.57%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.16%) Degree
5 8 (1.92%) MCSA
5 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CSPO
8 2 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.24%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.88%) QA
2 7 (1.68%) NCSC
3 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.96%) PSD2
4 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 158 (37.98%) Docker
2 13 (3.13%) HDFS
3 10 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.96%) vSphere
7 3 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.48%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) etcd
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) Varnish
9 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.24%) zsh
Systems Management
1 177 (42.55%) Kubernetes
2 157 (37.74%) Terraform
3 108 (25.96%) Ansible
4 54 (12.98%) Puppet
5 43 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (6.49%) Prometheus
7 18 (4.33%) Grafana
8 16 (3.85%) Kibana
9 15 (3.61%) logstash
10 9 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (2.16%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (1.92%) Istio
12 7 (1.68%) Salt
13 5 (1.20%) Nagios
13 5 (1.20%) Packer
13 5 (1.20%) Rancher
13 5 (1.20%) Sysdig
14 2 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 2 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 2 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (12.74%) Google
2 15 (3.61%) Confluent
2 15 (3.61%) Veracode
3 14 (3.37%) Red Hat
4 12 (2.88%) New Relic
4 12 (2.88%) Tableau
5 11 (2.64%) Splunk
6 9 (2.16%) VMware
7 8 (1.92%) Hortonworks
7 8 (1.92%) Lets Encrypt
8 7 (1.68%) Oracle
9 6 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.20%) EMC
10 5 (1.20%) Facebook
10 5 (1.20%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.96%) Microsoft
11 4 (0.96%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.96%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.72%) SAP