Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 244 213 324
Rank change year-on-year -31 +111 +19
Contract jobs citing Go 799 427 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.24% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 2.95% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 318 384
10th Percentile £400 £400 £413
25th Percentile £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £638
90th Percentile £750 £650 £694
UK median daily rate £550 £520 £550
% change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £34.95 - £27.40
25th Percentile £48.91 - £30.63
Median hourly rate £74.39 £60.00 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.98% +60.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £101.41 - £44.63
90th Percentile £116.32 - £48.00
UK median hourly rate £74.39 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.98% +60.00% -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 27,049 14,457 26,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.72% 42.06% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,982 10,281 18,944
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £483 £488
Median % change year-on-year +13.99% -1.03% +1.56%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 345 479
10th Percentile £19.52 £13.78 £16.50
25th Percentile £32.50 £24.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +4.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £58.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.29% -2.30% +3.57%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -69 444 £600 +9.09% 297
North of England +55 162 £410 -0.61% 61
North West +58 153 £405 - 49
South East -66 44 £550 +22.22% 27
East of England -24 21 £600 +41.18% 13
South West -57 18 £469 +10.29% 15
Midlands -59 17 £475 +11.11% 39
West Midlands -44 13 £475 +26.67% 29
Yorkshire -42 9 £550 +18.92% 11
East Midlands -32 4 £475 +17.28% 10
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 404 (50.56%) Python
2 337 (42.18%) Kubernetes
3 330 (41.30%) AWS
4 314 (39.30%) Java
5 274 (34.29%) CI/CD
6 271 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
7 264 (33.04%) Terraform
8 254 (31.79%) Docker
9 246 (30.79%) Software Engineering
10 242 (30.29%) DevOps
11 229 (28.66%) JavaScript
12 212 (26.53%) C#
13 198 (24.78%) Microservices
14 193 (24.16%) Azure
15 189 (23.65%) GCP
16 177 (22.15%) Jenkins
17 174 (21.78%) Linux
18 156 (19.52%) .NET
19 154 (19.27%) Ansible
20 142 (17.77%) Git (software)
21 128 (16.02%) SQL
22 126 (15.77%) Social Skills
23 123 (15.39%) Ruby
24 105 (13.14%) Infrastructure as Code
25 94 (11.76%) GitHub
26 93 (11.64%) Bash
27 89 (11.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
28 88 (11.01%) Node.js
29 86 (10.76%) TDD
30 77 (9.64%) 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 29 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (3.38%) nginx
3 23 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (2.13%) Traefik
5 15 (1.88%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.88%) Confluence
6 14 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (1.63%) Apache
8 9 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
8 9 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.38%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.25%) IIS
11 2 (0.25%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.13%) Jetty
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.13%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Magento
1 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 330 (41.30%) AWS
2 193 (24.16%) Azure
3 189 (23.65%) GCP
4 94 (11.76%) GitHub
5 62 (7.76%) Serverless
6 51 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 47 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
8 32 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (3.88%) GitHub Actions
9 31 (3.88%) OpenShift
10 29 (3.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 26 (3.25%) Azure Functions
12 25 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 25 (3.13%) Azure Storage
12 25 (3.13%) PaaS
13 23 (2.88%) Azure Logic Apps
13 23 (2.88%) SaaS
14 19 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (2.13%) Amazon EKS
16 16 (2.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.50%) DNS
2 19 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.00%) Internet
4 9 (1.13%) HTTP
5 8 (1.00%) Firewall
5 8 (1.00%) HTTPS
5 8 (1.00%) Wireless
6 7 (0.88%) Network Security
6 7 (0.88%) VPN
6 7 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.75%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.75%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.63%) DHCP
9 4 (0.50%) VLAN
10 3 (0.38%) MQTT
10 3 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.25%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (0.25%) BGP
11 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.25%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.13%) NoSQL
2 50 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 38 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 28 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 28 (3.50%) Redis
6 27 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 25 (3.13%) Big Data
8 22 (2.75%) MySQL
9 19 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (2.38%) Blockchain
10 17 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
10 17 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.63%) BigQuery
12 12 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (1.13%) Aerospike
15 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.75%) InfluxDB
17 4 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 177 (22.15%) Jenkins
2 142 (17.77%) Git (software)
3 63 (7.88%) GitLab
4 62 (7.76%) JIRA
5 40 (5.01%) CircleCI
6 20 (2.50%) Artifactory
6 20 (2.50%) SonarQube
6 20 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 19 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (2.00%) GoCD
9 15 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.38%) Selenium
11 9 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.00%) Maven
12 8 (1.00%) Postman
13 6 (0.75%) git-flow
13 6 (0.75%) TestRail
14 5 (0.63%) PyCharm
14 5 (0.63%) Terragrunt
14 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 126 (15.77%) Social Skills
2 77 (9.64%) Finance
3 61 (7.63%) Games
4 42 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.13%) Front Office
6 26 (3.25%) Public Sector
7 25 (3.13%) Retail
8 23 (2.88%) Banking
9 19 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
10 18 (2.25%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.13%) Marketing
13 8 (1.00%) Electronics
13 8 (1.00%) Military
14 7 (0.88%) Police
15 6 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.75%) Law
16 5 (0.63%) Billing
16 5 (0.63%) Publishing
17 3 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 296 (37.05%) Developer
2 101 (12.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 84 (10.51%) Software Engineer
4 52 (6.51%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 43 (5.38%) Site Engineer
6 36 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
7 34 (4.26%) C# Developer
8 31 (3.88%) Senior Developer
9 29 (3.63%) AWS DevOps
9 29 (3.63%) Azure Developer
10 28 (3.50%) Architect
11 24 (3.00%) Java Developer
12 23 (2.88%) .NET Developer
12 23 (2.88%) Senior DevOps
13 17 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
13 17 (2.13%) Software Developer
14 16 (2.00%) Cloud Developer
14 16 (2.00%) Platform Engineer
15 14 (1.75%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (1.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (19.52%) .NET
2 88 (11.01%) Node.js
3 71 (8.89%) Kafka
4 50 (6.26%) React
5 47 (5.88%) HTML
6 37 (4.63%) REST
7 36 (4.51%) Elastic Stack
8 30 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 28 (3.50%) .NET Core
9 28 (3.50%) HTML5
10 24 (3.00%) CSS
11 23 (2.88%) gRPC
11 23 (2.88%) RESTful
12 21 (2.63%) Web Services
13 19 (2.38%) GraphQL
13 19 (2.38%) Spring
13 19 (2.38%) Vue.js
14 18 (2.25%) JSON
14 18 (2.25%) Spring Boot
15 16 (2.00%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.26%) Cloud Native
2 46 (5.76%) Public Cloud
3 31 (3.88%) Legacy Code
4 29 (3.63%) Legacy Systems
5 18 (2.25%) Clustering
5 18 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.13%) User Experience
7 15 (1.88%) PKI
8 13 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.38%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.38%) Renewable Energy
11 10 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.88%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.63%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 174 (21.78%) Linux
2 54 (6.76%) Windows
3 37 (4.63%) Unix
4 28 (3.50%) CentOS
5 24 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.25%) Android
9 6 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.63%) VMS
11 4 (0.50%) Debian
12 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.25%) Fedora
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 2 (0.25%) SUSE
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (34.29%) CI/CD
2 271 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (30.79%) Software Engineering
4 242 (30.29%) DevOps
5 198 (24.78%) Microservices
6 105 (13.14%) Infrastructure as Code
7 89 (11.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 86 (10.76%) TDD
9 76 (9.51%) Full Stack Development
10 72 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (8.76%) Configuration Management
12 66 (8.26%) OO
13 59 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (6.88%) OOP
15 53 (6.63%) Deployment Automation
16 52 (6.51%) Clean Code
16 52 (6.51%) SDLC
17 48 (6.01%) Test Automation
18 46 (5.76%) Open Source
18 46 (5.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 404 (50.56%) Python
2 314 (39.30%) Java
3 229 (28.66%) JavaScript
4 212 (26.53%) C#
5 128 (16.02%) SQL
6 123 (15.39%) Ruby
7 93 (11.64%) Bash
8 68 (8.51%) C++
8 68 (8.51%) PHP
8 68 (8.51%) TypeScript
9 49 (6.13%) PowerShell
10 42 (5.26%) T-SQL
10 42 (5.26%) VB.NET
11 35 (4.38%) Scala
12 23 (2.88%) PL/SQL
13 19 (2.38%) Perl
14 18 (2.25%) Rust
15 17 (2.13%) Groovy
16 16 (2.00%) C
17 14 (1.75%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 41 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.00%) Degree
4 14 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.75%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.38%) CCNA
8 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.38%) RHCE
8 3 (0.38%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.25%) CISM
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) GIAC
9 2 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.25%) OSCP
9 2 (0.25%) SANS
9 2 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.13%) QA
2 15 (1.88%) NCSC
3 13 (1.63%) SLA
4 8 (1.00%) Accessibility
4 8 (1.00%) WCAG
5 3 (0.38%) NIST
6 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) RMADS
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 254 (31.79%) Docker
2 30 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.25%) iptables
6 2 (0.25%) KVM
6 2 (0.25%) NFS
6 2 (0.25%) Squid
6 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.25%) Xen
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 337 (42.18%) Kubernetes
2 264 (33.04%) Terraform
3 154 (19.27%) Ansible
4 74 (9.26%) Puppet
5 67 (8.39%) Prometheus
6 52 (6.51%) Grafana
7 39 (4.88%) Consul
8 33 (4.13%) Istio
9 31 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (3.63%) Kibana
11 28 (3.50%) Packer
12 22 (2.75%) logstash
13 17 (2.13%) HAProxy
14 16 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
15 15 (1.88%) Graphite
15 15 (1.88%) linkerd
15 15 (1.88%) Podman
15 15 (1.88%) ZABBIX
16 12 (1.50%) Icinga
17 11 (1.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 68 (8.51%) Google
2 40 (5.01%) Oracle
3 36 (4.51%) VMware
4 25 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 25 (3.13%) MuleSoft
4 25 (3.13%) PagerDuty
5 22 (2.75%) Splunk
6 16 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.38%) SAP
8 9 (1.13%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.00%) IBM
9 8 (1.00%) SaltStack
10 7 (0.88%) Vertica
11 5 (0.63%) Cadence
11 5 (0.63%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.63%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.50%) New Relic
13 3 (0.38%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.38%) Cisco
13 3 (0.38%) Confluent