Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 271 318 326
Rank change year-on-year +47 +8 +81
Contract jobs citing Go 242 627 779
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.02% 1.92% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 476 535
Median daily rate £510 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +2.33% +2.38%
10th Percentile £398 £413 £400
90th Percentile £647 £700 £686
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +0.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% -50.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +55.56% -50.00%

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 12,004 32,728 42,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.82% 42.26% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,990 22,925 30,257
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 621 640
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.51 £42.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.37% +5.50% +5.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £19.25 £17.00
90th Percentile £57.17 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.81
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.25% +4.51%

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 30 October 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
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 30 October 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 -16 159 £530 -3.64% 165
North of England +83 26 £413 -16.46% 52
South East +171 24 £502 +11.56% 18
South West +105 16 £505 -18.38% 16
North West +76 16 £408 -14.21% 29
Yorkshire +58 9 £475 -7.32% 16
Midlands +88 7 £403 -19.50% 18
East Midlands +52 6 £400 -27.27%
West Midlands +65 1 £450 -10.00% 18
North East +33 1 £475 +4.97% 7
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 154 (63.64%) Python
2 105 (43.39%) AWS
3 101 (41.74%) Java
4 100 (41.32%) Terraform
5 91 (37.60%) Kubernetes
6 83 (34.30%) DevOps
7 81 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (30.58%) Microservices
9 66 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 65 (26.86%) Docker
11 64 (26.45%) Azure
12 56 (23.14%) Software Engineering
13 54 (22.31%) GCP
14 51 (21.07%) Linux
15 49 (20.25%) Ansible
16 48 (19.83%) Infrastructure as Code
17 46 (19.01%) Jenkins
17 46 (19.01%) Node.js
18 43 (17.77%) Ruby
18 43 (17.77%) Scala
19 41 (16.94%) Git (software)
19 41 (16.94%) React
20 40 (16.53%) REST
21 39 (16.12%) C#
22 38 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
23 35 (14.46%) Bash Shell
23 35 (14.46%) Continuous Delivery
24 31 (12.81%) Continuous Deployment
24 31 (12.81%) Puppet
24 31 (12.81%) GitHub

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 27 (11.16%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.48%) Confluence
3 4 (1.65%) Apache
3 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.24%) CMS
4 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.83%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.83%) IIS
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.41%) Documentum
6 1 (0.41%) FileNet
6 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Exstream
1 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 105 (43.39%) AWS
2 64 (26.45%) Azure
3 54 (22.31%) GCP
4 31 (12.81%) GitHub
5 24 (9.92%) Serverless
6 14 (5.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 10 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (3.31%) Amazon S3
9 8 (3.31%) AWS CodePipeline
9 8 (3.31%) Datadog
9 8 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (2.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (2.89%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.89%) IaaS
11 6 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (2.48%) AWS CloudTrail
11 6 (2.48%) Kong
12 5 (2.07%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.68%) Firewall
2 16 (6.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 14 (5.79%) SNMP
3 14 (5.79%) VLAN
4 3 (1.24%) DNS
4 3 (1.24%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) DHCP
5 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.41%) DSL
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) IPsec
6 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.57%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (9.50%) NoSQL
3 20 (8.26%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (8.26%) MySQL
4 16 (6.61%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.13%) Big Data
6 9 (3.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (3.31%) Blockchain
7 8 (3.31%) Tableau
8 7 (2.89%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.07%) BigQuery
10 5 (2.07%) Redis
11 3 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.24%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (19.01%) Jenkins
2 41 (16.94%) Git (software)
3 31 (12.81%) JIRA
4 25 (10.33%) GitLab
5 21 (8.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (5.79%) CircleCI
7 6 (2.48%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.48%) Spinnaker
8 4 (1.65%) JUnit
8 4 (1.65%) Maven
8 4 (1.65%) Selenium
9 3 (1.24%) JMeter
9 3 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.83%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.83%) Gatling
10 2 (0.83%) Gradle
10 2 (0.83%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (12.40%) Finance
2 17 (7.02%) Banking
3 10 (4.13%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.48%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.48%) French Language
5 4 (1.65%) Front Office
6 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.24%) Publishing
7 2 (0.83%) German Language
7 2 (0.83%) Law
7 2 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Hebrew Language
8 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (43.39%) Developer
2 39 (16.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (8.68%) Python Developer
4 16 (6.61%) Python Engineer
5 15 (6.20%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (5.79%) Backend Developer
6 14 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.96%) React Developer
7 12 (4.96%) Site Engineer
7 12 (4.96%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 11 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 10 (4.13%) Consultant
10 8 (3.31%) Architect
10 8 (3.31%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) C++ Developer
10 8 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (2.89%) Data Engineer
11 7 (2.89%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.01%) Node.js
2 41 (16.94%) React
3 40 (16.53%) REST
4 26 (10.74%) GraphQL
4 26 (10.74%) RESTful
5 22 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
6 21 (8.68%) Kafka
7 19 (7.85%) HTML
8 18 (7.44%) CSS
8 18 (7.44%) Spring Boot
9 16 (6.61%) gRPC
9 16 (6.61%) Spring
9 16 (6.61%) Swagger
10 14 (5.79%) Django
10 14 (5.79%) Web Services
11 9 (3.72%) HTML5
12 8 (3.31%) SAML
12 8 (3.31%) XML
13 7 (2.89%) .NET
13 7 (2.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.33%) Cloud Native
2 17 (7.02%) User Experience
3 7 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.65%) Blog
5 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.65%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.65%) NHS
5 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.24%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.83%) Bitcoin
7 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.83%) PKI
7 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 51 (21.07%) Linux
2 23 (9.50%) Windows
3 20 (8.26%) CentOS
4 17 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.79%) Windows 10
5 14 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (4.55%) Unix
7 3 (1.24%) Android
7 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.24%) Debian
8 2 (0.83%) Fedora
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.30%) DevOps
2 81 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (30.58%) Microservices
4 56 (23.14%) Software Engineering
5 48 (19.83%) Infrastructure as Code
6 38 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (14.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 31 (12.81%) Continuous Deployment
8 31 (12.81%) TDD
9 25 (10.33%) Deployment Automation
10 24 (9.92%) Configuration Management
11 20 (8.26%) Mentoring
12 19 (7.85%) Test Automation
13 17 (7.02%) OO
13 17 (7.02%) Open Source
14 16 (6.61%) Analytics
14 16 (6.61%) Scrum
14 16 (6.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 15 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (5.79%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 154 (63.64%) Python
2 101 (41.74%) Java
3 66 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.77%) Ruby
4 43 (17.77%) Scala
5 39 (16.12%) C#
6 35 (14.46%) Bash Shell
7 31 (12.81%) SQL
8 27 (11.16%) PowerShell
9 22 (9.09%) TypeScript
10 20 (8.26%) C++
11 15 (6.20%) Shell Script
12 14 (5.79%) PHP
13 12 (4.96%) C
14 8 (3.31%) Groovy
14 8 (3.31%) Java 8
15 6 (2.48%) Lua
16 4 (1.65%) Ada
16 4 (1.65%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 24 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.61%) Degree
4 7 (2.89%) AWS Certification
5 5 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) CISM
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) GIAC
8 1 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) PSD2
2 3 (1.24%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) RMADS
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (26.86%) Docker
2 18 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.20%) vSphere
4 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.83%) zsh
5 1 (0.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 100 (41.32%) Terraform
2 91 (37.60%) Kubernetes
3 49 (20.25%) Ansible
4 31 (12.81%) Puppet
5 26 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (10.74%) Prometheus
6 24 (9.92%) Packer
7 19 (7.85%) Grafana
8 14 (5.79%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.65%) Kibana
9 4 (1.65%) Salt
10 3 (1.24%) Mesos
10 3 (1.24%) Nagios
11 2 (0.83%) Consul
11 2 (0.83%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.83%) Icinga
11 2 (0.83%) Istio
11 2 (0.83%) Opsview
11 2 (0.83%) Sysdig
12 1 (0.41%) Automic
Vendors
1 30 (12.40%) Google
2 24 (9.92%) Splunk
3 18 (7.44%) VMware
4 15 (6.20%) Atlassian
5 14 (5.79%) Dell
5 14 (5.79%) EMC
6 7 (2.89%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.48%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.07%) Dynatrace
8 5 (2.07%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.07%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.65%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.65%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.65%) New Relic
10 3 (1.24%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.24%) SAP
10 3 (1.24%) Twitter
11 2 (0.83%) HP
11 2 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.83%) StreamSets