Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 239 272 322
Rank change year-on-year +33 +50 +1
Contract jobs citing Go 767 232 637
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.14% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 2.03% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 157 489
10th Percentile £400 £385 £413
25th Percentile £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +1.85%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £638
90th Percentile £700 £644 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
10th Percentile £34.95 " "
25th Percentile £48.91 " £25.25
Median hourly rate £74.39 - £36.00
75th Percentile £101.41 " £47.63
90th Percentile £116.32 " £49.20
UK median hourly rate £74.39 - £36.00

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 26,663 11,447 32,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.73% 43.08% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,424 8,118 23,317
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £499 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.32% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £694 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 223 581
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.63 £18.19
25th Percentile £25.25 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.33% -16.67% +6.90%
75th Percentile £58.73 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.45 £37.71 £44.50
% change year-on-year +20.52% -15.25% +6.34%

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 18 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 +6 494 £575 +9.00% 249
North of England -9 96 £404 -10.28% 82
North West +1 78 £400 -3.03% 46
South East -64 49 £500 -1.96% 31
South West -39 24 £488 +13.04% 29
East of England - 22 £550 - 13
Yorkshire -42 18 £450 -5.26% 30
Midlands -71 14 £541 +35.31% 30
West Midlands -54 12 £550 +54.39% 24
East Midlands -41 2 £475 +18.75% 6
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 391 (50.98%) Python
2 357 (46.54%) Kubernetes
3 332 (43.29%) AWS
4 301 (39.24%) Java
5 258 (33.64%) Terraform
6 253 (32.99%) Docker
7 245 (31.94%) DevOps
8 238 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
9 224 (29.20%) Software Engineering
10 213 (27.77%) Azure
11 197 (25.68%) Microservices
12 187 (24.38%) GCP
13 158 (20.60%) JavaScript
14 144 (18.77%) Linux
15 141 (18.38%) Ansible
16 140 (18.25%) Jenkins
17 131 (17.08%) SQL
18 128 (16.69%) Infrastructure as Code
19 122 (15.91%) Git (software)
20 121 (15.78%) C#
21 120 (15.65%) C++
21 120 (15.65%) Social Skills
22 108 (14.08%) Ruby
23 107 (13.95%) Node.js
24 103 (13.43%) .NET
25 94 (12.26%) Full Stack Development
26 89 (11.60%) Site Reliability Engineering
26 89 (11.60%) Bash Shell
27 85 (11.08%) Puppet
28 81 (10.56%) Google

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 33 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
2 26 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 17 (2.22%) nginx
4 13 (1.69%) Confluence
5 11 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.17%) Apache
7 7 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (0.91%) Traefik
8 6 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.65%) Mule
10 4 (0.52%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.39%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.13%) CMS
13 1 (0.13%) CoreMedia CMS
13 1 (0.13%) IIS
13 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) CPLEX
1 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.39%) Magento
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 332 (43.29%) AWS
2 213 (27.77%) Azure
3 187 (24.38%) GCP
4 79 (10.30%) Serverless
5 72 (9.39%) GitHub
6 54 (7.04%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (6.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (5.74%) PaaS
9 43 (5.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 38 (4.95%) Azure Functions
11 37 (4.82%) Azure Storage
12 33 (4.30%) Azure Logic Apps
13 27 (3.52%) OpenShift
14 21 (2.74%) IaaS
15 20 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (2.35%) SaaS
17 16 (2.09%) Amazon S3
17 16 (2.09%) GitHub Actions
18 15 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 13 (1.69%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.91%) DNS
2 16 (2.09%) Firewall
3 11 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.17%) VLAN
4 9 (1.17%) VPN
4 9 (1.17%) Wireless
5 8 (1.04%) DHCP
5 8 (1.04%) Network Security
5 8 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.91%) HTTP
6 7 (0.91%) Internet
6 7 (0.91%) IPv4
7 6 (0.78%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.78%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.65%) MQTT
8 5 (0.65%) VXLAN
9 4 (0.52%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.52%) IPv6
9 4 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.26%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.87%) NoSQL
2 49 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 42 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 41 (5.35%) Big Data
6 26 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (3.26%) MySQL
8 22 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 22 (2.87%) BigQuery
8 22 (2.87%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (2.61%) Redis
11 15 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (1.83%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.17%) Aerospike
14 9 (1.17%) Amazon Aurora
15 7 (0.91%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 140 (18.25%) Jenkins
2 122 (15.91%) Git (software)
3 56 (7.30%) GitLab
4 44 (5.74%) JIRA
5 28 (3.65%) CircleCI
6 22 (2.87%) Maven
7 16 (2.09%) GoCD
8 10 (1.30%) Artifactory
8 10 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.04%) Postman
9 8 (1.04%) Travis CI
10 7 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.78%) Gradle
11 6 (0.78%) TestRail
12 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.65%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.65%) Spinnaker
12 5 (0.65%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.52%) git-flow
General
1 120 (15.65%) Social Skills
2 76 (9.91%) Finance
3 55 (7.17%) Retail
4 44 (5.74%) Games
5 34 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (3.52%) Public Sector
7 23 (3.00%) Banking
8 20 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.43%) Law
11 9 (1.17%) Front Office
12 6 (0.78%) Automotive
12 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.78%) Marketing
12 6 (0.78%) Military
13 5 (0.65%) Electronics
13 5 (0.65%) Police
14 4 (0.52%) Publishing
15 3 (0.39%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.26%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 300 (39.11%) Developer
2 81 (10.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 79 (10.30%) Software Engineer
4 42 (5.48%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 41 (5.35%) AWS Engineer
6 37 (4.82%) Data Engineer
6 37 (4.82%) Senior Developer
7 35 (4.56%) Site Engineer
8 33 (4.30%) Architect
9 29 (3.78%) AWS DevOps
10 26 (3.39%) C# Developer
11 23 (3.00%) Azure Developer
11 23 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (2.87%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (2.61%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (2.61%) Energy Trading Developer
13 20 (2.61%) Java Developer
14 17 (2.22%) .NET Developer
14 17 (2.22%) Python Engineer
14 17 (2.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (13.95%) Node.js
2 103 (13.43%) .NET
3 78 (10.17%) Kafka
4 68 (8.87%) React
5 57 (7.43%) REST
6 37 (4.82%) .NET Core
6 37 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 33 (4.30%) RESTful
8 30 (3.91%) HTML
9 26 (3.39%) CSS
9 26 (3.39%) Web Services
10 25 (3.26%) Spring Boot
11 24 (3.13%) GraphQL
12 23 (3.00%) gRPC
13 21 (2.74%) React Native
13 21 (2.74%) Spring
14 18 (2.35%) Vue.js
15 15 (1.96%) JSON
16 14 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
16 14 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.04%) Cloud Native
2 41 (5.35%) Public Cloud
3 32 (4.17%) Legacy Systems
4 22 (2.87%) Algorithms
4 22 (2.87%) User Experience
5 16 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 13 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.17%) PKI
9 8 (1.04%) Clustering
9 8 (1.04%) Renewable Energy
10 6 (0.78%) Legacy Code
11 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.65%) EPoS
11 5 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.65%) Legacy Applications
11 5 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 144 (18.77%) Linux
2 47 (6.13%) Windows
3 22 (2.87%) Unix
4 17 (2.22%) CentOS
5 14 (1.83%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.56%) Android
8 10 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (0.78%) CoreOS
11 5 (0.65%) VMS
12 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (31.94%) DevOps
2 238 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (29.20%) Software Engineering
4 197 (25.68%) Microservices
5 128 (16.69%) Infrastructure as Code
6 94 (12.26%) Full Stack Development
7 89 (11.60%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 71 (9.26%) TDD
9 67 (8.74%) OO
10 65 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (7.82%) Configuration Management
12 59 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
13 58 (7.56%) Test Automation
14 57 (7.43%) OOP
15 56 (7.30%) Open Source
16 49 (6.39%) Analytics
17 47 (6.13%) SDLC
18 46 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 38 (4.95%) Computer Science
19 38 (4.95%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 391 (50.98%) Python
2 301 (39.24%) Java
3 158 (20.60%) JavaScript
4 131 (17.08%) SQL
5 121 (15.78%) C#
6 120 (15.65%) C++
7 108 (14.08%) Ruby
8 89 (11.60%) Bash Shell
9 57 (7.43%) PHP
10 56 (7.30%) TypeScript
11 51 (6.65%) Scala
12 37 (4.82%) T-SQL
13 36 (4.69%) PL/SQL
14 35 (4.56%) PowerShell
15 26 (3.39%) Perl
16 22 (2.87%) C
17 21 (2.74%) Shell Script
18 19 (2.48%) Groovy
19 16 (2.09%) Kotlin
19 16 (2.09%) Rust
Qualifications
1 39 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.56%) Degree
3 27 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.83%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.78%) CCNA
7 6 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.26%) OSCP
10 1 (0.13%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.69%) QA
2 7 (0.91%) NCSC
2 7 (0.91%) WCAG
3 6 (0.78%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.65%) SLA
5 4 (0.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) NIST
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 253 (32.99%) Docker
2 21 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.17%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.78%) iptables
5 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.65%) vSphere
6 4 (0.52%) KVM
6 4 (0.52%) NFS
6 4 (0.52%) Xen
7 3 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 3 (0.39%) Squid
7 3 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.26%) HDFS
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) Ceph
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 357 (46.54%) Kubernetes
2 258 (33.64%) Terraform
3 141 (18.38%) Ansible
4 85 (11.08%) Puppet
5 54 (7.04%) Prometheus
6 45 (5.87%) Grafana
7 32 (4.17%) Istio
8 28 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (3.52%) Packer
10 16 (2.09%) Consul
11 12 (1.56%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.43%) Nagios
13 9 (1.17%) Icinga
14 8 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.91%) Graphite
15 7 (0.91%) linkerd
15 7 (0.91%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 5 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 4 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (10.56%) Google
2 52 (6.78%) Oracle
3 41 (5.35%) MuleSoft
4 31 (4.04%) VMware
5 18 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 18 (2.35%) Splunk
6 13 (1.69%) Dynatrace
7 12 (1.56%) SAP
8 10 (1.30%) PagerDuty
9 9 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.04%) IBM
10 8 (1.04%) Vertica
11 7 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.91%) hybris
11 7 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.78%) New Relic
12 6 (0.78%) SaltStack
12 6 (0.78%) Teradata
13 5 (0.65%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.65%) Hortonworks