Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 324 315
Rank change year-on-year +56 -9 +97
Contract jobs citing Go 289 666 825
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.79% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.12% 1.88% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 498 556
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +0.19%
10th Percentile £384 £413 £400
90th Percentile £650 £694 £679
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +115.56% -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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 13,639 35,396 45,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.13% 41.98% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,968 24,527 32,214
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £309 £320 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 687 694
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +4.96% +4.81%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £42.13
% change year-on-year -19.54% +3.25% +4.28%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Go in the UK

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Go in the UK

Go
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Go in the UK

Go
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Go within the UK over the 6 months to 27 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
England +41 241 £511 -7.05% 266
London -7 160 £534 -2.95% 154
UK excluding London +179 89 £475 -2.56% 125
Work from Home -21 87 £500 -28.57% 60
North of England +79 25 £413 -15.38% 50
South East +156 23 £502 +11.56% 20
South West +116 16 £505 -18.38% 15
North West +69 16 £408 -14.21% 30
Wales +52 16 £481 -3.75% 7
Yorkshire +59 8 £475 -7.32% 15
Midlands +91 7 £403 -19.50% 22
East Midlands +49 6 £400 -27.27% 1
Scotland +45 3 £475 -2.56% 5
West Midlands +63 1 £450 -10.00% 21
North East +32 1 £475 +4.97% 5

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Go.

1 186 (64.36%) Python
2 129 (44.64%) AWS
3 125 (43.25%) Terraform
4 111 (38.41%) Kubernetes
5 109 (37.72%) Java
6 99 (34.26%) DevOps
7 94 (32.53%) Microservices
7 94 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
8 90 (31.14%) Docker
9 73 (25.26%) Azure
10 72 (24.91%) JavaScript
11 71 (24.57%) Software Engineering
12 60 (20.76%) Linux
13 58 (20.07%) Ansible
13 58 (20.07%) GCP
14 57 (19.72%) Infrastructure as Code
15 56 (19.38%) Jenkins
16 52 (17.99%) Node.js
17 50 (17.30%) REST
18 49 (16.96%) Git (software)
19 47 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
20 46 (15.92%) Ruby
20 46 (15.92%) Scala
21 44 (15.22%) Bash Shell
22 43 (14.88%) React
22 43 (14.88%) C#
23 41 (14.19%) Finance
24 39 (13.49%) Continuous Delivery
25 37 (12.80%) JIRA
26 36 (12.46%) GitHub

Go
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (9.69%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.08%) Confluence
3 5 (1.73%) SAS
4 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.38%) nginx
4 4 (1.38%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.04%) Apache
5 3 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.04%) CMS
6 2 (0.69%) Ethereum
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
6 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.35%) Documentum
7 1 (0.35%) FileNet
7 1 (0.35%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Exstream
1 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 129 (44.64%) AWS
2 73 (25.26%) Azure
3 58 (20.07%) GCP
4 36 (12.46%) GitHub
5 24 (8.30%) Amazon S3
6 23 (7.96%) Serverless
7 15 (5.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 10 (3.46%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (3.11%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (3.11%) Datadog
10 8 (2.77%) Amazon EKS
10 8 (2.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (2.42%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (2.42%) IaaS
12 6 (2.08%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (2.08%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (2.08%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.00%) Firewall
2 20 (6.92%) Reverse Proxy
3 18 (6.23%) SNMP
3 18 (6.23%) VLAN
4 3 (1.04%) DNS
4 3 (1.04%) Internet
5 2 (0.69%) DHCP
5 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.35%) DSL
6 1 (0.35%) FTP
6 1 (0.35%) HTTP
6 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.35%) IPsec
6 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.73%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (9.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (7.96%) NoSQL
4 21 (7.27%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (7.27%) MongoDB
4 21 (7.27%) MySQL
5 10 (3.46%) Big Data
6 9 (3.11%) Blockchain
7 8 (2.77%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (2.77%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (2.77%) Redis
7 8 (2.77%) Tableau
8 7 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.38%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.04%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 56 (19.38%) Jenkins
2 49 (16.96%) Git (software)
3 37 (12.80%) JIRA
4 28 (9.69%) GitLab
5 25 (8.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (6.23%) CircleCI
7 7 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (2.08%) Spinnaker
9 5 (1.73%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.73%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.38%) JUnit
10 4 (1.38%) Maven
10 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.04%) JMeter
11 3 (1.04%) Selenium
11 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.69%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.69%) Gradle
12 2 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (14.19%) Finance
2 19 (6.57%) Banking
3 12 (4.15%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.08%) French Language
5 4 (1.38%) Front Office
6 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Back Office
7 2 (0.69%) German Language
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Hebrew Language
8 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (41.18%) Developer
2 50 (17.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (8.65%) Python Developer
4 22 (7.61%) Senior Developer
5 21 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
6 20 (6.92%) Software Engineer
7 19 (6.57%) Backend Developer
8 17 (5.88%) Python Engineer
9 16 (5.54%) Full Stack Developer
10 14 (4.84%) React Developer
11 13 (4.50%) Software Developer
12 12 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
12 12 (4.15%) Site Engineer
12 12 (4.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 11 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
14 10 (3.46%) Consultant
14 10 (3.46%) Java Developer
15 9 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (3.11%) Senior Backend Developer
15 9 (3.11%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.99%) Node.js
2 50 (17.30%) REST
3 43 (14.88%) React
4 32 (11.07%) RESTful
5 31 (10.73%) Kafka
6 27 (9.34%) GraphQL
7 25 (8.65%) Elastic Stack
8 22 (7.61%) gRPC
9 21 (7.27%) Spring Boot
10 20 (6.92%) Swagger
11 19 (6.57%) HTML
11 19 (6.57%) Spring
12 18 (6.23%) CSS
13 17 (5.88%) Lambda Expressions
14 16 (5.54%) Web Services
15 15 (5.19%) Django
16 9 (3.11%) .NET
16 9 (3.11%) HTML5
17 8 (2.77%) Vue.js
17 8 (2.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.73%) Cloud Native
2 17 (5.88%) User Experience
3 10 (3.46%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.38%) Blog
6 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.38%) NHS
6 4 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.04%) iPad
8 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.69%) Bitcoin
8 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.69%) PKI
8 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.76%) Linux
2 29 (10.03%) Windows
3 27 (9.34%) CentOS
4 24 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (6.57%) Windows Server
6 18 (6.23%) Windows 10
6 18 (6.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (3.81%) Unix
8 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.73%) Android
10 3 (1.04%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.04%) Debian
11 2 (0.69%) Fedora
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.35%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.26%) DevOps
2 94 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (32.53%) Microservices
3 71 (24.57%) Software Engineering
4 57 (19.72%) Infrastructure as Code
5 47 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (13.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 36 (12.46%) Continuous Deployment
8 35 (12.11%) Mentoring
9 34 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 33 (11.42%) TDD
11 26 (9.00%) Deployment Automation
11 26 (9.00%) Test Automation
12 21 (7.27%) Data Modelling
13 20 (6.92%) Fintech
14 17 (5.88%) OO
14 17 (5.88%) Open Source
14 17 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (5.88%) Scrum
15 16 (5.54%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 186 (64.36%) Python
2 109 (37.72%) Java
3 72 (24.91%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.92%) Ruby
4 46 (15.92%) Scala
5 44 (15.22%) Bash Shell
6 43 (14.88%) C#
7 34 (11.76%) SQL
8 32 (11.07%) PowerShell
9 22 (7.61%) TypeScript
10 21 (7.27%) C++
11 15 (5.19%) PHP
11 15 (5.19%) Shell Script
12 13 (4.50%) C
13 11 (3.81%) Groovy
14 9 (3.11%) Kotlin
15 8 (2.77%) Java 8
16 6 (2.08%) Lua
16 6 (2.08%) Rust
17 4 (1.38%) Ada
Qualifications
1 33 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.23%) Degree
4 7 (2.42%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) CISM
8 1 (0.35%) CISSP
8 1 (0.35%) GIAC
8 1 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.73%) PSD2
2 3 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) RMADS
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (31.14%) Docker
2 22 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.57%) vSphere
4 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.69%) zsh
6 1 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 125 (43.25%) Terraform
2 111 (38.41%) Kubernetes
3 58 (20.07%) Ansible
4 35 (12.11%) Puppet
5 32 (11.07%) Prometheus
6 30 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (9.69%) Packer
8 26 (9.00%) Grafana
9 18 (6.23%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.73%) Kibana
11 4 (1.38%) Salt
12 3 (1.04%) Mesos
12 3 (1.04%) Nagios
13 2 (0.69%) Consul
13 2 (0.69%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.69%) Icinga
13 2 (0.69%) Istio
13 2 (0.69%) Opsview
14 1 (0.35%) Automic
14 1 (0.35%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 30 (10.38%) Google
2 28 (9.69%) Splunk
3 22 (7.61%) VMware
4 19 (6.57%) Atlassian
5 18 (6.23%) Dell
5 18 (6.23%) EMC
6 9 (3.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.77%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.08%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.73%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.73%) New Relic
10 4 (1.38%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.38%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.38%) Confluent
10 4 (1.38%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.04%) SAP
11 3 (1.04%) Twitter
11 3 (1.04%) Veracode
12 2 (0.69%) HP