Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 316 401
Rank change year-on-year -4 +85 +149
Contract jobs citing Go 641 785 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.95% 1.85% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 529 438
England median daily rate £550 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.96% +4.90%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £404
90th Percentile £699 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £535 £524
% change year-on-year +2.80% +2.10% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +40.29%
10th Percentile £25.25 £21.30 £35.00
90th Percentile £48.85 £73.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +40.29%

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 32,917 42,360 38,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.34% 44.92% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,089 30,013 26,805
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £309
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 655 743
England median hourly rate £44.51 £42.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% +5.66% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.07 £17.35 £16.28
90th Percentile £55.15 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Go as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Go in England

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Go in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Go in England

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Go in England

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Go in England

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor 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 17 October 2019. 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 +37 499 £550 - 234
North of England +45 64 £500 -2.44% 43
South East -38 39 £450 +5.88% 28
Yorkshire +23 31 £525 +2.44% 17
North West +45 28 £488 -2.50% 20
South West -7 17 £619 +50.00% 15
East of England +15 10 £509 +6.54% 13
Midlands +46 7 £488 +8.33% 11
West Midlands +35 5 £475 +1.06% 8
North East +21 5 £453 -16.20% 6
East Midlands +34 2 £550 +22.22% 3
Go
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 422 (65.83%) Python
2 298 (46.49%) Kubernetes
3 293 (45.71%) AWS
4 290 (45.24%) DevOps
5 286 (44.62%) Java
6 266 (41.50%) Docker
7 212 (33.07%) Terraform
8 202 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
9 201 (31.36%) GCP
10 198 (30.89%) Ruby
11 190 (29.64%) Linux
12 182 (28.39%) JavaScript
13 176 (27.46%) Ansible
14 164 (25.59%) Microservices
15 154 (24.02%) Azure
16 144 (22.46%) Node.js
17 130 (20.28%) Jenkins
18 123 (19.19%) Google
19 106 (16.54%) Git (software)
20 104 (16.22%) Software Engineering
21 99 (15.44%) Puppet
22 97 (15.13%) Infrastructure as Code
23 92 (14.35%) Bash Shell
24 90 (14.04%) Finance
25 88 (13.73%) TDD
26 83 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
27 81 (12.64%) Kafka
28 74 (11.54%) Scala
29 71 (11.08%) Opscode Chef
30 66 (10.30%) Configuration Management

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 (6.08%) Apache Spark
2 34 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 18 (2.81%) Apache
5 12 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (1.72%) nginx
7 9 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (1.25%) Mattermost
9 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.62%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.47%) Confluence
10 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.47%) IIS
10 3 (0.47%) JBoss
10 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.31%) Ripple
3 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) Quorum
3 1 (0.16%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 293 (45.71%) AWS
2 201 (31.36%) GCP
3 154 (24.02%) Azure
4 57 (8.89%) Serverless
5 50 (7.80%) GitHub
6 39 (6.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (5.62%) PaaS
8 30 (4.68%) OpenShift
9 28 (4.37%) Amazon EKS
9 28 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (3.74%) Amazon Kinesis
12 20 (3.12%) Amazon ECS
12 20 (3.12%) Heroku
13 19 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (2.65%) SaaS
15 14 (2.18%) Amazon S3
16 11 (1.72%) Datadog
16 11 (1.72%) IaaS
17 10 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.52%) Firewall
2 22 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.18%) HTTP
4 11 (1.72%) Internet
5 9 (1.40%) DNS
6 8 (1.25%) SSL
7 6 (0.94%) AMQP
8 3 (0.47%) Broadband
8 3 (0.47%) SAN
9 2 (0.31%) IPv4
9 2 (0.31%) IPv6
9 2 (0.31%) MPLS
9 2 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.31%) VLAN
9 2 (0.31%) VPN
10 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.16%) Network Security
10 1 (0.16%) RTSP
10 1 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 45 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 43 (6.71%) Big Data
4 41 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (6.08%) MySQL
6 36 (5.62%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.81%) Apache Hive
7 18 (2.81%) Blockchain
8 17 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 15 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (2.34%) Neo4j
11 14 (2.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 13 (2.03%) Redis
13 12 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.56%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.40%) BigQuery
16 8 (1.25%) Impala
17 7 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 130 (20.28%) Jenkins
2 106 (16.54%) Git (software)
3 43 (6.71%) CircleCI
4 32 (4.99%) JIRA
5 31 (4.84%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.59%) Artifactory
6 23 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (3.12%) Selenium
8 19 (2.96%) GitLab
9 16 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (2.18%) Bitbucket
10 14 (2.18%) Mocha
11 12 (1.87%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.72%) Travis CI
13 10 (1.56%) Gerrit
14 9 (1.40%) Bitbucket Server
14 9 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (1.25%) Maven
15 8 (1.25%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 90 (14.04%) Finance
2 37 (5.77%) Banking
3 30 (4.68%) Public Sector
4 28 (4.37%) Retail
5 11 (1.72%) Legal
6 9 (1.40%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.78%) Advertising
9 5 (0.78%) Law
10 4 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 235 (36.66%) Developer
2 156 (24.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 46 (7.18%) AWS Engineer
3 46 (7.18%) Cloud Engineer
3 46 (7.18%) Software Engineer
4 40 (6.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 38 (5.93%) Python Developer
6 34 (5.30%) Python Engineer
7 32 (4.99%) AWS DevOps
7 32 (4.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.84%) Senior Developer
9 29 (4.52%) Architect
9 29 (4.52%) React Developer
10 28 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
11 21 (3.28%) Data Engineer
11 21 (3.28%) Senior DevOps
11 21 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 18 (2.81%) Java Developer
12 18 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (2.65%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (22.46%) Node.js
2 81 (12.64%) Kafka
3 58 (9.05%) React
4 56 (8.74%) .NET
5 53 (8.27%) AngularJS
6 46 (7.18%) REST
7 42 (6.55%) Web Services
8 33 (5.15%) GraphQL
8 33 (5.15%) HTML
9 32 (4.99%) Redux
10 30 (4.68%) CSS
11 28 (4.37%) RESTful
12 26 (4.06%) Elastic Stack
12 26 (4.06%) React Native
13 25 (3.90%) Flask
14 21 (3.28%) gRPC
15 19 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (2.96%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (2.65%) Django
16 17 (2.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.90%) Data Structures
2 23 (3.59%) Cloud Native
2 23 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.28%) Public Cloud
3 21 (3.28%) User Experience
4 20 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (0.94%) Device Driver
9 6 (0.94%) Replication
10 5 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (0.62%) Blog
11 4 (0.62%) Clustering
11 4 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.47%) iSeries
12 3 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 190 (29.64%) Linux
2 39 (6.08%) Unix
3 28 (4.37%) Windows
4 25 (3.90%) CentOS
5 18 (2.81%) Ubuntu
6 17 (2.65%) Android
6 17 (2.65%) CoreOS
6 17 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.34%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (1.40%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.62%) VMS
10 3 (0.47%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 2 (0.31%) Fedora
12 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (45.24%) DevOps
2 202 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (25.59%) Microservices
4 104 (16.22%) Software Engineering
5 97 (15.13%) Infrastructure as Code
6 88 (13.73%) TDD
7 83 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
8 66 (10.30%) Configuration Management
9 56 (8.74%) Test Automation
10 53 (8.27%) Machine Learning
11 42 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
12 39 (6.08%) Open Source
13 35 (5.46%) Data Science
14 34 (5.30%) Migration
15 32 (4.99%) Scrum
16 30 (4.68%) Analytics
17 29 (4.52%) Fintech
17 29 (4.52%) High Availability
18 28 (4.37%) BDD
18 28 (4.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 422 (65.83%) Python
2 286 (44.62%) Java
3 198 (30.89%) Ruby
4 182 (28.39%) JavaScript
5 92 (14.35%) Bash Shell
6 74 (11.54%) Scala
7 57 (8.89%) SQL
8 51 (7.96%) C++
9 50 (7.80%) C#
10 26 (4.06%) C
11 24 (3.74%) Clojure
11 24 (3.74%) PowerShell
11 24 (3.74%) TypeScript
12 23 (3.59%) Groovy
13 19 (2.96%) Kotlin
14 18 (2.81%) Perl
15 17 (2.65%) Rust
16 16 (2.50%) ES6
17 15 (2.34%) PHP
18 13 (2.03%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 43 (6.71%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.84%) Degree
3 24 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.72%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.25%) MCSA
7 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.47%) CISM
10 3 (0.47%) CISSP
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
11 2 (0.31%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.16%) GCIA
12 1 (0.16%) GCIH
12 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.40%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.25%) QA
3 6 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.62%) SLA
5 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) NCSC
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 266 (41.50%) Docker
2 22 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.18%) HDFS
4 13 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.94%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.78%) vCloud
7 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.62%) KVM
8 3 (0.47%) oVirt
8 3 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.47%) vSphere
9 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) NFS
10 1 (0.16%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 298 (46.49%) Kubernetes
2 212 (33.07%) Terraform
3 176 (27.46%) Ansible
4 99 (15.44%) Puppet
5 71 (11.08%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (3.90%) Prometheus
7 22 (3.43%) Salt
8 21 (3.28%) Grafana
9 12 (1.87%) Kibana
10 9 (1.40%) logstash
11 6 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
11 6 (0.94%) Rancher
12 5 (0.78%) Consul
12 5 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.78%) OpenView
12 5 (0.78%) Packer
13 4 (0.62%) Graphite
13 4 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 123 (19.19%) Google
2 31 (4.84%) VMware
3 30 (4.68%) Red Hat
4 29 (4.52%) New Relic
5 20 (3.12%) Veracode
6 19 (2.96%) Splunk
7 12 (1.87%) Twitter
8 10 (1.56%) EMC
8 10 (1.56%) Microsoft
8 10 (1.56%) MuleSoft
8 10 (1.56%) NetApp
9 9 (1.40%) Facebook
10 8 (1.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 7 (1.09%) Databricks
11 7 (1.09%) Lets Encrypt
11 7 (1.09%) SaltStack
11 7 (1.09%) YouTube
12 6 (0.94%) Oracle
13 5 (0.78%) Cisco
13 5 (0.78%) HP