Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 285 331 348
Rank change year-on-year +46 +17 +103
Contract jobs citing Go 270 685 756
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.91% 1.78% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 526 503
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +7.32%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £407
90th Percentile £653 £694 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -24.21% +26.67%
10th Percentile £37.50 £22.78 £21.23
90th Percentile £57.50 £61.88 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.25

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 14,125 38,443 45,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.42% 42.38% 44.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,345 26,606 31,768
Median daily rate £498 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £319 £323 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 692 741
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £17.38 £20.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £44.00 £41.38
% change year-on-year -19.32% +6.34% +0.91%

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 14 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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 +31 223 £525 -4.55% 186
London -20 134 £550 - 121
UK excluding London +173 112 £500 - 71
North of England +99 41 £538 +2.38% 26
Wales +63 30 £481 +1.32% 3
South East +156 27 £510 +21.79% 13
Work from Home -9 27 £528 -12.08% 34
Yorkshire +80 26 £600 +14.29% 2
North West +72 15 £413 -21.43% 17
Midlands +95 6 £400 -15.79% 8
South West +61 5 £600 -9.43% 15
West Midlands +65 3 £400 -15.79% 4
East Midlands +65 3 £399 -27.50% 4
Scotland +37 2 £475 -2.56% 4
East of England +75 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 184 (68.15%) Python
2 143 (52.96%) AWS
3 126 (46.67%) Terraform
4 121 (44.81%) Java
5 108 (40.00%) Docker
6 106 (39.26%) DevOps
7 95 (35.19%) Kubernetes
8 84 (31.11%) GCP
9 80 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (27.78%) JavaScript
11 71 (26.30%) Microservices
12 68 (25.19%) Software Engineering
13 67 (24.81%) Git (software)
13 67 (24.81%) Node.js
13 67 (24.81%) Infrastructure as Code
14 55 (20.37%) Ansible
14 55 (20.37%) Azure
14 55 (20.37%) Ruby
14 55 (20.37%) Finance
15 50 (18.52%) GitHub
16 48 (17.78%) Linux
17 47 (17.41%) Kafka
18 43 (15.93%) Amazon S3
18 43 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (15.56%) SQL
20 41 (15.19%) Mentoring
21 40 (14.81%) Jenkins
21 40 (14.81%) Serverless
22 39 (14.44%) Security Cleared
22 39 (14.44%) Google

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 17 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (5.56%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.70%) Confluence
4 6 (2.22%) SAS
5 5 (1.85%) Apache
6 4 (1.48%) nginx
7 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Fuse
7 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.74%) IIS
8 2 (0.74%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.37%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.37%) Luigi
9 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Maximo
1 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 143 (52.96%) AWS
2 84 (31.11%) GCP
3 55 (20.37%) Azure
4 50 (18.52%) GitHub
5 43 (15.93%) Amazon S3
6 40 (14.81%) Serverless
7 30 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (7.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 16 (5.93%) Amazon Cognito
11 15 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (3.33%) OpenShift
12 9 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (2.96%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (2.96%) AWS CodePipeline
14 7 (2.59%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (2.59%) Datadog
14 7 (2.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.78%) Firewall
2 11 (4.07%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (3.70%) VLAN
4 9 (3.33%) SNMP
5 5 (1.85%) Internet
6 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.74%) BGP
7 2 (0.74%) DNS
7 2 (0.74%) HTTP
8 1 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.37%) DHCP
8 1 (0.37%) FTP
8 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.37%) IPsec
8 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.37%) LAN
8 1 (0.37%) VoIP
8 1 (0.37%) VPN
8 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.96%) NoSQL
2 30 (11.11%) Big Data
3 21 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (7.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 16 (5.93%) MySQL
6 14 (5.19%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.96%) Blockchain
9 8 (2.96%) Redis
10 7 (2.59%) BigQuery
11 6 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.22%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.85%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (1.48%) Data Lake
14 3 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 67 (24.81%) Git (software)
2 40 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 38 (14.07%) GitLab
4 32 (11.85%) JIRA
5 21 (7.78%) Bitbucket
6 20 (7.41%) CircleCI
7 16 (5.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (3.70%) Selenium
8 10 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (2.96%) Artifactory
10 6 (2.22%) Spinnaker
11 5 (1.85%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.11%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.11%) Gradle
12 3 (1.11%) minitest
12 3 (1.11%) RSpec
13 2 (0.74%) Hudson
13 2 (0.74%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.74%) Snyk
13 2 (0.74%) Travis CI
General
1 55 (20.37%) Finance
2 24 (8.89%) Banking
3 15 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.22%) French Language
4 6 (2.22%) Marketing
5 5 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.74%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.74%) Games
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Hebrew Language
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (28.89%) Developer
2 59 (21.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (6.67%) Architect
3 18 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 17 (6.30%) AWS Engineer
5 16 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (5.93%) Python Developer
6 14 (5.19%) Platform Engineer
7 13 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
8 12 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.07%) Python Engineer
9 11 (4.07%) Technical Leader
10 10 (3.70%) Site Engineer
10 10 (3.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 9 (3.33%) AWS Developer
11 9 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.33%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (24.81%) Node.js
2 47 (17.41%) Kafka
3 34 (12.59%) REST
4 28 (10.37%) React
5 22 (8.15%) RESTful
5 22 (8.15%) Web Services
6 19 (7.04%) CSS
6 19 (7.04%) HTML
6 19 (7.04%) Lambda Expressions
7 14 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
8 13 (4.81%) .NET
9 11 (4.07%) gRPC
9 11 (4.07%) Swagger
10 10 (3.70%) XML
11 8 (2.96%) SAML
11 8 (2.96%) Vue.js
12 7 (2.59%) Flask
12 7 (2.59%) GraphQL
13 6 (2.22%) SQLAlchemy
14 5 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.37%) Cloud Native
2 9 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.96%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.85%) User Experience
7 4 (1.48%) Bitcoin
7 4 (1.48%) Blog
7 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.48%) Clustering
7 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.74%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.74%) iPad
9 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.78%) Linux
2 20 (7.41%) Windows
3 19 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (6.67%) CentOS
5 11 (4.07%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (3.33%) Unix
8 7 (2.59%) CoreOS
9 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.11%) Debian
10 2 (0.74%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.26%) DevOps
2 80 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.30%) Microservices
4 68 (25.19%) Software Engineering
5 67 (24.81%) Infrastructure as Code
6 43 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (15.19%) Mentoring
8 37 (13.70%) TDD
9 28 (10.37%) Data Science
10 26 (9.63%) Continuous Deployment
11 24 (8.89%) BDD
12 22 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 21 (7.78%) Fintech
14 20 (7.41%) Data Modelling
15 19 (7.04%) Analytics
15 19 (7.04%) Identity Access Management
15 19 (7.04%) Machine Learning
16 18 (6.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 17 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (5.93%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 184 (68.15%) Python
2 121 (44.81%) Java
3 75 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 55 (20.37%) Ruby
5 42 (15.56%) SQL
6 34 (12.59%) Scala
7 32 (11.85%) C#
8 29 (10.74%) Bash Shell
9 23 (8.52%) PowerShell
10 22 (8.15%) TypeScript
11 15 (5.56%) Groovy
12 14 (5.19%) C++
13 10 (3.70%) C
14 9 (3.33%) Kotlin
14 9 (3.33%) Rust
15 8 (2.96%) PHP
16 7 (2.59%) Java 8
17 6 (2.22%) Lua
18 5 (1.85%) R
19 2 (0.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 39 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.44%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.22%) Degree
5 5 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.48%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CCNA
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) PSD2
2 4 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.11%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (40.00%) Docker
2 15 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.44%) vSphere
4 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.74%) zsh
7 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 126 (46.67%) Terraform
2 95 (35.19%) Kubernetes
3 55 (20.37%) Ansible
4 24 (8.89%) Puppet
5 23 (8.52%) Prometheus
6 22 (8.15%) Grafana
7 20 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (6.67%) Packer
9 10 (3.70%) Kibana
10 9 (3.33%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.85%) Salt
13 3 (1.11%) logstash
13 3 (1.11%) Mesos
14 2 (0.74%) Istio
14 2 (0.74%) Oozie
14 2 (0.74%) Rancher
15 1 (0.37%) Consul
15 1 (0.37%) Nagios
15 1 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 39 (14.44%) Google
2 18 (6.67%) Splunk
3 15 (5.56%) VMware
4 10 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.70%) EMC
5 9 (3.33%) Dell
6 7 (2.59%) Confluent
6 7 (2.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.59%) Tableau
6 7 (2.59%) Veracode
7 4 (1.48%) New Relic
7 4 (1.48%) SAP
8 2 (0.74%) Facebook
8 2 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.74%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle
8 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.74%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.74%) Vertica