Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 311 338
Rank change year-on-year +105 +27 +52
Contract jobs citing Go 491 473 663
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.27% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.05% 1.93% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 351 474
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £390 £413 £394
90th Percentile £650 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 £48.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.71% -15.65% +27.78%
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £48.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year +23.71% -15.65% +27.78%

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 16,103 24,487 39,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.73% 41.07% 43.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,396 17,413 27,966
Median daily rate £495 £493 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +1.55% +2.11%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 460 562
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £16.26 £17.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.88 £56.38 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +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 7 March 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
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 7 March 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 +40 300 £550 -1.79% 274
South East +116 58 £450 -5.26% 26
North of England +48 33 £413 -21.43% 62
North West +62 25 £405 -22.86% 43
South West +83 14 £425 -24.44% 13
Midlands +46 12 £403 -19.50% 21
East of England +62 11 £425 -13.27% 13
West Midlands +31 7 £403 -19.50% 15
Yorkshire +7 7 £450 -16.67% 15
North East +27 1 £475 +18.75% 4
East Midlands +24 1 - - 5
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 240 (48.88%) Python
2 234 (47.66%) Kubernetes
3 224 (45.62%) AWS
4 184 (37.47%) Docker
5 174 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
6 171 (34.83%) Microservices
7 170 (34.62%) Azure
8 152 (30.96%) DevOps
9 147 (29.94%) Terraform
10 142 (28.92%) Java
11 139 (28.31%) JavaScript
12 124 (25.25%) Software Engineering
13 120 (24.44%) Node.js
14 113 (23.01%) GCP
15 105 (21.38%) Ruby
16 96 (19.55%) Linux
17 88 (17.92%) Cloud Native
18 82 (16.70%) Google
19 81 (16.50%) C#
19 81 (16.50%) SQL
20 74 (15.07%) Ansible
21 71 (14.46%) Git (software)
21 71 (14.46%) Serverless
22 69 (14.05%) Jenkins
23 67 (13.65%) React
24 66 (13.44%) Scala
25 62 (12.63%) Bash Shell
26 59 (12.02%) MongoDB
26 59 (12.02%) Test Automation
26 59 (12.02%) REST

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 39 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (6.92%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.65%) Confluence
4 11 (2.24%) Apache
5 8 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.22%) IBM Domino
6 6 (1.22%) nginx
7 5 (1.02%) Apache ServiceMix
7 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.81%) Mule
9 3 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.61%) CMS
10 2 (0.41%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.41%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Magento
2 5 (1.02%) Shopify
3 1 (0.20%) Exstream
3 1 (0.20%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 224 (45.62%) AWS
2 170 (34.62%) Azure
3 113 (23.01%) GCP
4 71 (14.46%) Serverless
5 51 (10.39%) AWS Lambda
6 36 (7.33%) Logic Apps
7 32 (6.52%) Azure Functions
7 32 (6.52%) GitHub
8 26 (5.30%) OpenShift
9 21 (4.28%) IaaS
9 21 (4.28%) SaaS
10 18 (3.67%) Amazon ECS
10 18 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (3.46%) Apigee
11 17 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (3.05%) Amazon EKS
13 14 (2.85%) PaaS
14 10 (2.04%) Datadog
15 9 (1.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 7 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.67%) Firewall
2 12 (2.44%) DNS
3 10 (2.04%) SSH
3 10 (2.04%) Unified Communications
4 9 (1.83%) HTTP
5 8 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (1.63%) SNMP
5 8 (1.63%) VLAN
6 7 (1.43%) SSL
7 6 (1.22%) Internet
8 5 (1.02%) FTP
8 5 (1.02%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.81%) Network Security
10 3 (0.61%) DHCP
10 3 (0.61%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.41%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.41%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.41%) DSL
11 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.02%) MongoDB
2 37 (7.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 35 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (6.92%) MySQL
5 28 (5.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 27 (5.50%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (3.26%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.44%) SQL Server
10 11 (2.24%) BigQuery
11 10 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.63%) Blockchain
12 8 (1.63%) Redis
13 7 (1.43%) Bigtable
13 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.43%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.22%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (1.22%) Big Data
15 5 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
16 4 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 71 (14.46%) Git (software)
2 69 (14.05%) Jenkins
3 41 (8.35%) JIRA
4 34 (6.92%) GitLab
5 18 (3.67%) Cucumber
6 16 (3.26%) CircleCI
7 13 (2.65%) Gatling
8 11 (2.24%) IntelliJ
8 11 (2.24%) Selenium
8 11 (2.24%) SonarQube
9 10 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.04%) JUnit
10 9 (1.83%) Maven
10 9 (1.83%) PyCharm
10 9 (1.83%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.83%) Visual Studio Code
11 7 (1.43%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.22%) Gradle
12 6 (1.22%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (8.96%) Finance
2 21 (4.28%) Banking
3 15 (3.05%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.65%) Games
5 10 (2.04%) Law
5 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.83%) Marketing
6 9 (1.83%) Retail
7 8 (1.63%) Front Office
8 7 (1.43%) Automotive
9 5 (1.02%) Advertising
9 5 (1.02%) Electronics
10 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.81%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.41%) Police
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 239 (48.68%) Developer
2 56 (11.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (10.59%) Software Engineer
4 43 (8.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 35 (7.13%) Python Developer
6 29 (5.91%) Senior Developer
7 25 (5.09%) Azure Developer
7 25 (5.09%) React Developer
8 22 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 19 (3.87%) Cloud Developer
10 17 (3.46%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.05%) Backend Developer
11 15 (3.05%) Java Engineer
12 14 (2.85%) Java Software Engineer
12 14 (2.85%) Senior Python Developer
12 14 (2.85%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 13 (2.65%) Architect
14 12 (2.44%) .NET Developer
14 12 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
14 12 (2.44%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (24.44%) Node.js
2 67 (13.65%) React
3 59 (12.02%) REST
4 57 (11.61%) Kafka
5 49 (9.98%) .NET
6 42 (8.55%) AngularJS
7 39 (7.94%) GraphQL
7 39 (7.94%) gRPC
7 39 (7.94%) RESTful
8 31 (6.31%) HTML
8 31 (6.31%) Web Services
9 30 (6.11%) CSS
10 29 (5.91%) .NET Core
11 23 (4.68%) Elastic Stack
12 21 (4.28%) HTML5
12 21 (4.28%) Spring
12 21 (4.28%) Swagger
13 20 (4.07%) Ruby on Rails
14 15 (3.05%) Spring Boot
15 14 (2.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.92%) Cloud Native
2 27 (5.50%) User Experience
3 19 (3.87%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.63%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.43%) Clustering
7 7 (1.43%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (0.81%) Blog
10 4 (0.81%) Life Science
10 4 (0.81%) NHS
11 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.61%) Equities
11 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 96 (19.55%) Linux
2 29 (5.91%) Windows
3 17 (3.46%) Unix
4 16 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.65%) CentOS
6 9 (1.83%) Android
7 8 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.41%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.20%) Debian
11 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.20%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (34.83%) Microservices
3 152 (30.96%) DevOps
4 124 (25.25%) Software Engineering
5 59 (12.02%) Test Automation
6 57 (11.61%) TDD
7 53 (10.79%) Infrastructure as Code
8 46 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (9.16%) Configuration Management
10 41 (8.35%) Continuous Deployment
10 41 (8.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 40 (8.15%) SDLC
12 38 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (7.54%) Data Engineering
14 32 (6.52%) BDD
14 32 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (6.52%) Data Development
14 32 (6.52%) Fintech
15 30 (6.11%) Open Source
15 30 (6.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 240 (48.88%) Python
2 142 (28.92%) Java
3 139 (28.31%) JavaScript
4 105 (21.38%) Ruby
5 81 (16.50%) C#
5 81 (16.50%) SQL
6 66 (13.44%) Scala
7 62 (12.63%) Bash Shell
8 54 (11.00%) C++
9 50 (10.18%) TypeScript
10 33 (6.72%) PL/SQL
10 33 (6.72%) PowerShell
11 32 (6.52%) T-SQL
12 26 (5.30%) PHP
13 15 (3.05%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.85%) Rust
15 8 (1.63%) Perl
16 7 (1.43%) Groovy
16 7 (1.43%) Java 8
16 7 (1.43%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 41 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.65%) Degree
4 6 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.81%) CCNA
5 4 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.61%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.61%) CISM
6 3 (0.61%) CISSP
6 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.61%) GIAC
6 3 (0.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.61%) HIPAA
2 3 (0.61%) QA
2 3 (0.61%) RMADS
2 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 184 (37.47%) Docker
2 24 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.24%) vSphere
4 5 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.02%) Postfix
4 5 (1.02%) qmail
5 4 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 234 (47.66%) Kubernetes
2 147 (29.94%) Terraform
3 74 (15.07%) Ansible
4 47 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (9.57%) Puppet
5 30 (6.11%) Prometheus
6 22 (4.48%) Grafana
7 14 (2.85%) Packer
8 13 (2.65%) Istio
8 13 (2.65%) Nagios
9 10 (2.04%) Consul
10 8 (1.63%) HP SIM
10 8 (1.63%) Icinga
10 8 (1.63%) Kibana
10 8 (1.63%) logstash
10 8 (1.63%) Opsview
10 8 (1.63%) Salt
10 8 (1.63%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (0.61%) Knative
Vendors
1 82 (16.70%) Google
2 42 (8.55%) Oracle
3 35 (7.13%) MuleSoft
3 35 (7.13%) VMware
4 18 (3.67%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.05%) Dynatrace
6 13 (2.65%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.44%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.44%) EMC
8 11 (2.24%) Splunk
9 10 (2.04%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.63%) Dell
10 8 (1.63%) HP
10 8 (1.63%) IBM
10 8 (1.63%) MEDITECH
11 6 (1.22%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.22%) New Relic
11 6 (1.22%) Xerox
12 4 (0.81%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.81%) Confluent