Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 238 182 205
Rank change year-on-year -56 +23 +41
Contract jobs citing Go 446 259 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.48% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 3.05% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 194 280
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
25th Percentile £513 £463 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £700 £600 £650
90th Percentile £750 £684 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £118.75 - £25.25
Median hourly rate £122.50 - £26.50
75th Percentile £126.25 - £37.25
90th Percentile - - £42.95
England median hourly rate £74.39 £60.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +23.98% +66.67% -20.00%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,667 8,505 13,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.41% 48.72% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,766 6,295 10,486
10th Percentile £413 £350 £370
25th Percentile £495 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.48% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £700 £694
England median daily rate £550 £485 £488
% change year-on-year +13.52% -0.62% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 54 97
10th Percentile £24.90 £21.48 £16.95
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.31 £25.25
Median hourly rate £52.50 £41.00 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.05% -9.89% +24.08%
75th Percentile £64.38 £57.25 £52.50
90th Percentile £78.90 £70.28 £55.20
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.53%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Go as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Go in London

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Go in London.

Daily rate trend for Go in London

Go
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Go in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Go in London

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Go in London.

Hourly rate trend for Go in London

Go
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London -66 31 £675 +22.73% 82
West London -3 25 £570 +57.24% 48
South London - 2 £675 -
North London - 1 - - 1
Go
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for Go.

1 285 (63.90%) Python
2 248 (55.61%) AWS
3 242 (54.26%) Kubernetes
4 207 (46.41%) CI/CD
5 187 (41.93%) Terraform
6 167 (37.44%) Docker
7 154 (34.53%) Java
8 152 (34.08%) DevOps
9 145 (32.51%) Azure
10 130 (29.15%) GCP
11 128 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
12 114 (25.56%) Jenkins
13 111 (24.89%) Linux
14 104 (23.32%) Microservices
15 91 (20.40%) Social Skills
16 88 (19.73%) Ansible
16 88 (19.73%) Software Engineering
17 86 (19.28%) JavaScript
18 78 (17.49%) Ruby
19 76 (17.04%) SQL
20 71 (15.92%) Git (software)
20 71 (15.92%) Infrastructure as Code
21 70 (15.70%) GitHub
22 68 (15.25%) Finance
22 68 (15.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 60 (13.45%) Cloud Native
24 55 (12.33%) Bash
25 53 (11.88%) C++
25 53 (11.88%) Serverless
26 52 (11.66%) Prometheus

Go
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 26 (5.83%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (5.16%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.91%) nginx
4 10 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (2.02%) Apache Airflow
5 9 (2.02%) Traefik
6 8 (1.79%) Confluence
7 7 (1.57%) Apache
8 6 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.67%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.67%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.45%) IIS
11 1 (0.22%) Jetty
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.22%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 248 (55.61%) AWS
2 145 (32.51%) Azure
3 130 (29.15%) GCP
4 70 (15.70%) GitHub
5 53 (11.88%) Serverless
6 38 (8.52%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (6.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 28 (6.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (5.83%) Azure Functions
10 25 (5.61%) Azure Storage
11 23 (5.16%) Azure Logic Apps
11 23 (5.16%) GitHub Actions
12 21 (4.71%) PaaS
13 19 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (4.04%) SaaS
15 17 (3.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 16 (3.59%) OpenShift
17 14 (3.14%) Amazon ECS
17 14 (3.14%) Amazon EKS
18 12 (2.69%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.26%) DNS
2 13 (2.91%) Internet
3 9 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.79%) HTTPS
5 6 (1.35%) Firewall
5 6 (1.35%) HTTP
5 6 (1.35%) VPN
6 5 (1.12%) DHCP
6 5 (1.12%) Network Security
7 4 (0.90%) VLAN
8 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.67%) Wireless
9 2 (0.45%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.45%) BGP
9 2 (0.45%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.45%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.22%) Broadband
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.99%) NoSQL
2 32 (7.17%) MongoDB
3 27 (6.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 25 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.93%) Big Data
6 15 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (3.36%) Blockchain
7 14 (3.14%) Amazon Redshift
7 14 (3.14%) Redis
8 11 (2.47%) BigQuery
8 11 (2.47%) MySQL
9 10 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.02%) Aerospike
11 8 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.79%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.35%) InfluxDB
12 6 (1.35%) SQL Server
13 3 (0.67%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 114 (25.56%) Jenkins
2 71 (15.92%) Git (software)
3 47 (10.54%) GitLab
4 31 (6.95%) CircleCI
5 19 (4.26%) TeamCity
6 18 (4.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (3.81%) GoCD
8 16 (3.59%) SonarQube
9 14 (3.14%) JIRA
10 13 (2.91%) Artifactory
11 10 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.79%) Selenium
13 6 (1.35%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.35%) Maven
14 5 (1.12%) Gradle
14 5 (1.12%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.12%) PyCharm
14 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
15 3 (0.67%) Postman
15 3 (0.67%) Terragrunt
General
1 91 (20.40%) Social Skills
2 68 (15.25%) Finance
3 34 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (6.95%) Front Office
5 22 (4.93%) Banking
6 18 (4.04%) Retail
7 17 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
8 16 (3.59%) Games
9 15 (3.36%) Public Sector
10 14 (3.14%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.79%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.35%) Marketing
13 5 (1.12%) Billing
13 5 (1.12%) Electronics
14 4 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.90%) Law
15 3 (0.67%) Automotive
16 2 (0.45%) Advertising
16 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 166 (37.22%) Developer
2 71 (15.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (9.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 33 (7.40%) Site Engineer
5 28 (6.28%) Senior Developer
6 25 (5.61%) Azure Developer
7 24 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
8 22 (4.93%) Architect
9 21 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
10 19 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
11 16 (3.59%) C# Developer
11 16 (3.59%) Software Engineer
12 13 (2.91%) Energy Trading Developer
12 13 (2.91%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (2.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 12 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (2.47%) Data Engineer
14 11 (2.47%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.24%) Electronics Engineer
16 9 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (10.54%) Kafka
2 45 (10.09%) Node.js
3 38 (8.52%) React
4 30 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
5 28 (6.28%) REST
6 27 (6.05%) .NET
7 22 (4.93%) .NET Core
8 19 (4.26%) Spring Boot
9 16 (3.59%) GraphQL
10 15 (3.36%) HTML
11 14 (3.14%) Spring
12 13 (2.91%) AngularJS
12 13 (2.91%) CSS
13 11 (2.47%) gRPC
14 10 (2.24%) RESTful
14 10 (2.24%) Vue.js
15 9 (2.02%) J2EE
15 9 (2.02%) J2SE
16 7 (1.57%) JSON
16 7 (1.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.45%) Cloud Native
2 29 (6.50%) Public Cloud
3 23 (5.16%) Legacy Systems
4 14 (3.14%) Algorithms
4 14 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.69%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.47%) Renewable Energy
7 10 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.24%) User Experience
8 9 (2.02%) Clustering
8 9 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.57%) PKI
10 5 (1.12%) Blog
10 5 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 111 (24.89%) Linux
2 41 (9.19%) Windows
3 26 (5.83%) Unix
4 19 (4.26%) CentOS
5 14 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.24%) Android
8 9 (2.02%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.35%) VMS
10 4 (0.90%) Debian
11 3 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.45%) Fedora
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.45%) Solaris
12 2 (0.45%) SUSE
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.22%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (46.41%) CI/CD
2 152 (34.08%) DevOps
3 128 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (23.32%) Microservices
5 88 (19.73%) Software Engineering
6 71 (15.92%) Infrastructure as Code
7 68 (15.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 52 (11.66%) Full Stack Development
9 51 (11.43%) Configuration Management
10 42 (9.42%) SDLC
11 40 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (8.30%) Open Source
13 36 (8.07%) TDD
14 35 (7.85%) Deployment Automation
15 32 (7.17%) Test Automation
16 31 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
17 28 (6.28%) Analytics
18 27 (6.05%) Mentoring
19 25 (5.61%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 285 (63.90%) Python
2 154 (34.53%) Java
3 86 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 78 (17.49%) Ruby
5 76 (17.04%) SQL
6 55 (12.33%) Bash
7 53 (11.88%) C++
8 47 (10.54%) C#
9 37 (8.30%) PowerShell
10 25 (5.61%) T-SQL
11 23 (5.16%) PL/SQL
11 23 (5.16%) Scala
12 19 (4.26%) PHP
13 18 (4.04%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.91%) Kotlin
15 12 (2.69%) Perl
15 12 (2.69%) Rust
16 11 (2.47%) Groovy
17 10 (2.24%) C
17 10 (2.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (4.04%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.81%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.59%) Degree
4 11 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.35%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.45%) CCNA
8 2 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.45%) OSCP
8 2 (0.45%) RHCE
8 2 (0.45%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.22%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.59%) QA
2 11 (2.47%) SLA
3 7 (1.57%) NCSC
4 2 (0.45%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.45%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 167 (37.44%) Docker
2 20 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.90%) vSphere
5 3 (0.67%) NFS
5 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.45%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 2 (0.45%) Squid
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) iptables
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 242 (54.26%) Kubernetes
2 187 (41.93%) Terraform
3 88 (19.73%) Ansible
4 52 (11.66%) Prometheus
5 45 (10.09%) Grafana
6 38 (8.52%) Puppet
7 26 (5.83%) Istio
8 25 (5.61%) Consul
9 24 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (5.16%) Kibana
11 19 (4.26%) logstash
12 12 (2.69%) Packer
13 10 (2.24%) Nagios
14 9 (2.02%) Icinga
15 7 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (1.57%) Graphite
15 7 (1.57%) HAProxy
15 7 (1.57%) linkerd
15 7 (1.57%) Podman
15 7 (1.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (10.54%) Google
2 30 (6.73%) Oracle
3 25 (5.61%) MuleSoft
4 23 (5.16%) VMware
5 16 (3.59%) Red Hat
6 13 (2.91%) Microsoft
6 13 (2.91%) PagerDuty
6 13 (2.91%) Splunk
7 8 (1.79%) IBM
8 7 (1.57%) SAP
9 5 (1.12%) Cadence
9 5 (1.12%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.12%) Vertica
10 4 (0.90%) New Relic
10 4 (0.90%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.67%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.67%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.45%) BiZZdesign
12 2 (0.45%) F5
12 2 (0.45%) Zscaler