The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Go skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Go over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 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 / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 160 142
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs citing Go 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.39% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £600 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £588 £438
% change year-on-year -19.14% +34.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

Go is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1082 1289 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.70% 34.36% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 858 780
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £56.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Go
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Go as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Go in the North West

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Go in the North West

Go
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 5 £600 +34.07% 5
Go
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Go also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Go.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) Ansible
2 5 (71.43%) Mesos
2 5 (71.43%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Hadoop
2 5 (71.43%) PaaS
2 5 (71.43%) MSMQ
2 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Public Cloud
3 3 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Scala

Go
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Hadoop
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) MSMQ
1 5 (71.43%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) JAAS
3 2 (28.57%) Java SE
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Public Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) ATDD
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 3 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 3 (42.86%) Physics
3 3 (42.86%) Refactoring
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Ansible
1 5 (71.43%) Mesos
2 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) SAP