Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 341 426 496
Rank change year-on-year +85 +70 +206
Contract jobs citing Go 766 557 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.56% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% 1.32% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 444 305
UK median daily rate £550 £518 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.28% -1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £394 £407 £369
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +170.19% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £33.75 £15.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £17.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -

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 44,092 42,222 39,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.35% 42.09% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,942 29,786 27,309
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 758 865
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.58 £14.56
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Go
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Go in the UK

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Go in the UK

Go
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Go in the UK

Go
Top 16 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 17 January 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
England +84 729 £550 +4.96% 302
London +53 533 £550 +4.76% 202
UK excluding London +59 226 £450 -10.00% 108
South East +29 82 £413 -17.50% 33
North of England +7 48 £525 +35.48% 23
Yorkshire +6 36 £525 +31.25% 10
Scotland +24 29 £525 +13.51% 4
East of England +31 24 £490 -10.91% 7
South West -3 24 £401 +95.37% 19
Midlands +2 16 £425 -18.07% 19
West Midlands -13 11 £400 +14.29% 14
North West -14 10 £500 +37.93% 13
East Midlands +5 5 £550 -2.22% 5
Wales -22 2 £406 -9.72% 1
North East - 2 £540 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 with a requirement for Go.

1 475 (62.01%) Python
2 440 (57.44%) Docker
3 347 (45.30%) Amazon AWS
4 342 (44.65%) DevOps
5 316 (41.25%) Kubernetes
6 302 (39.43%) Java
7 286 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
8 266 (34.73%) Linux
9 262 (34.20%) Ansible
10 237 (30.94%) JavaScript
11 233 (30.42%) Git (software)
12 222 (28.98%) Ruby
13 198 (25.85%) Terraform
14 182 (23.76%) Microservices
14 182 (23.76%) Jenkins
15 168 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 161 (21.02%) Software Engineering
17 159 (20.76%) Node.js
18 152 (19.84%) Bash Shell
19 143 (18.67%) Puppet
20 132 (17.23%) Configuration Management
21 130 (16.97%) PostgreSQL
22 128 (16.71%) Google Cloud Platform
23 127 (16.58%) REST
24 125 (16.32%) HTML
25 121 (15.80%) CSS
26 119 (15.54%) Google
27 115 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
28 112 (14.62%) TDD
29 111 (14.49%) Finance

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 55 (7.18%) nginx
2 26 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 25 (3.26%) Apache
4 24 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (3.00%) OpenStack
6 18 (2.35%) Apache Spark
6 18 (2.35%) IIS
6 18 (2.35%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 17 (2.22%) Jetty
7 17 (2.22%) Mongrel
8 16 (2.09%) Confluence
9 15 (1.96%) Gunicorn
10 8 (1.04%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.65%) Mule
12 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.39%) Drupal
12 3 (0.39%) JBoss
12 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 347 (45.30%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (16.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 76 (9.92%) GitHub
5 69 (9.01%) Serverless
6 47 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
7 38 (4.96%) PaaS
8 34 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (3.13%) Quay.io
11 22 (2.87%) Azure Functions
12 20 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (2.35%) IaaS
14 16 (2.09%) OpenShift
15 11 (1.44%) Datadog
15 11 (1.44%) Google App Engine
15 11 (1.44%) Sumo Logic
16 9 (1.17%) Amazon S3
17 8 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
17 8 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.92%) HTTP
2 18 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.22%) SSL
4 14 (1.83%) Firewall
5 12 (1.57%) DNS
5 12 (1.57%) SSH
5 12 (1.57%) VLAN
6 9 (1.17%) Broadband
7 8 (1.04%) Bluetooth
7 8 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.91%) Internet
8 7 (0.91%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (0.91%) VPN
9 6 (0.78%) IPsec
10 5 (0.65%) FTP
11 4 (0.52%) DHCP
11 4 (0.52%) ICMP
12 3 (0.39%) MPLS
13 2 (0.26%) IPv4
13 2 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (16.97%) PostgreSQL
2 92 (12.01%) MySQL
3 87 (11.36%) MongoDB
4 82 (10.70%) NoSQL
5 62 (8.09%) Relational Database
6 41 (5.35%) Redis
7 34 (4.44%) Hadoop
8 33 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (4.31%) Big Data
9 29 (3.79%) Couchbase
10 26 (3.39%) SQL Server
11 20 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (2.61%) Neo4j
12 16 (2.09%) ArangoDB
13 15 (1.96%) Blockchain
14 14 (1.83%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.44%) Impala
16 9 (1.17%) HBase
17 8 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (1.04%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 233 (30.42%) Git (software)
2 182 (23.76%) Jenkins
3 57 (7.44%) GitLab
4 56 (7.31%) Selenium
5 42 (5.48%) Gatling
6 41 (5.35%) Artifactory
7 34 (4.44%) GoCD
8 32 (4.18%) TeamCity
9 31 (4.05%) JIRA
10 28 (3.66%) Mocha
11 27 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (3.26%) Vagrant
13 18 (2.35%) Bitbucket
13 18 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (2.22%) Gradle
15 16 (2.09%) CircleCI
15 16 (2.09%) Maven
15 16 (2.09%) Travis CI
16 15 (1.96%) Robot Framework
17 13 (1.70%) CruiseControl
General
1 111 (14.49%) Finance
2 54 (7.05%) Retail
3 18 (2.35%) Advertising
3 18 (2.35%) Banking
4 13 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.44%) Games
6 11 (1.44%) Publishing
7 10 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.91%) Legal
8 7 (0.91%) Marketing
9 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 304 (39.69%) Developer
2 209 (27.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 59 (7.70%) Software Engineer
4 45 (5.87%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (4.70%) Angular Developer
5 36 (4.70%) AWS DevOps
5 36 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 34 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 25 (3.26%) Azure DevOps
7 25 (3.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 25 (3.26%) Senior Developer
7 25 (3.26%) Senior DevOps
8 24 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
9 23 (3.00%) Architect
9 23 (3.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 22 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (2.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (2.87%) Site Engineer
11 21 (2.74%) Python Developer
11 21 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (20.76%) Node.js
2 127 (16.58%) REST
3 125 (16.32%) HTML
4 121 (15.80%) CSS
5 86 (11.23%) Kafka
6 81 (10.57%) AngularJS
7 74 (9.66%) Elastic Stack
8 70 (9.14%) React
9 54 (7.05%) .NET
10 52 (6.79%) GraphQL
11 41 (5.35%) Angular 2
11 41 (5.35%) Jest
12 40 (5.22%) Enzyme
12 40 (5.22%) Web Services
13 35 (4.57%) Express
14 33 (4.31%) jQuery
14 33 (4.31%) RESTful
15 32 (4.18%) Chai
16 30 (3.92%) Django
17 27 (3.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.40%) Fintech
2 43 (5.61%) User Experience
3 40 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.31%) Device Driver
5 29 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (2.35%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.96%) Biotechnology
10 15 (1.96%) Clustering
10 15 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.70%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (1.17%) Life Science
14 7 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (0.78%) iSeries
15 6 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
15 6 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 266 (34.73%) Linux
2 65 (8.49%) Windows
3 49 (6.40%) Ubuntu
4 37 (4.83%) CoreOS
5 34 (4.44%) CentOS
6 30 (3.92%) Unix
7 26 (3.39%) Apple iOS
8 24 (3.13%) Android
9 18 (2.35%) Debian
9 18 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.70%) Fedora
11 5 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.65%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.39%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (44.65%) DevOps
2 286 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (23.76%) Microservices
4 161 (21.02%) Software Engineering
5 132 (17.23%) Configuration Management
6 115 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
7 112 (14.62%) TDD
8 89 (11.62%) Test Automation
9 73 (9.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 69 (9.01%) Scrum
11 68 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 62 (8.09%) Computer Science
14 56 (7.31%) High Availability
15 51 (6.66%) Unit Testing
16 47 (6.14%) Kanban
17 45 (5.87%) Open Source
18 43 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 43 (5.61%) SOA
19 40 (5.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 475 (62.01%) Python
2 302 (39.43%) Java
3 237 (30.94%) JavaScript
4 222 (28.98%) Ruby
5 152 (19.84%) Bash Shell
6 109 (14.23%) SQL
7 70 (9.14%) C#
8 69 (9.01%) Perl
9 65 (8.49%) Scala
10 59 (7.70%) C++
11 52 (6.79%) ES6
12 48 (6.27%) C
13 41 (5.35%) PHP
14 28 (3.66%) PowerShell
15 20 (2.61%) Kotlin
16 17 (2.22%) Groovy
17 10 (1.31%) Clojure
18 9 (1.17%) Haskell
18 9 (1.17%) Java 8
19 7 (0.91%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 46 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.22%) Degree
3 36 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.09%) CISM
4 16 (2.09%) CISSP
5 15 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.04%) RHCE
7 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) CCNA
9 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.87%) GDPR
2 16 (2.09%) FINRA
3 14 (1.83%) QA
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.13%) FISMA
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 440 (57.44%) Docker
2 42 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.66%) etcd
3 28 (3.66%) flannel
4 27 (3.52%) SkyDNS
5 26 (3.39%) Ceph
5 26 (3.39%) Xen
6 25 (3.26%) GlusterFS
7 14 (1.83%) VirtualBox
8 12 (1.57%) Hyper-V
8 12 (1.57%) NFS
9 8 (1.04%) Active Directory
9 8 (1.04%) Apache Flume
9 8 (1.04%) HDFS
10 5 (0.65%) KVM
11 3 (0.39%) Squid
11 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.26%) iptables
13 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 316 (41.25%) Kubernetes
2 262 (34.20%) Ansible
3 198 (25.85%) Terraform
4 143 (18.67%) Puppet
5 89 (11.62%) Opscode Chef
6 87 (11.36%) Prometheus
7 41 (5.35%) Nagios
8 37 (4.83%) HAProxy
9 36 (4.70%) Sysdig
10 35 (4.57%) Graphite
11 33 (4.31%) Packer
12 32 (4.18%) Grafana
12 32 (4.18%) Salt
13 31 (4.05%) Docker Swarm
13 31 (4.05%) rkt
14 30 (3.92%) Consul
14 30 (3.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 30 (3.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 23 (3.00%) Icinga
15 23 (3.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 119 (15.54%) Google
2 62 (8.09%) Splunk
3 58 (7.57%) Microsoft
4 47 (6.14%) Red Hat
5 42 (5.48%) VMware
6 30 (3.92%) Oracle
7 24 (3.13%) Cloudera
8 17 (2.22%) AppDynamics
8 17 (2.22%) New Relic
9 16 (2.09%) Hortonworks
9 16 (2.09%) McAfee
9 16 (2.09%) SaltStack
9 16 (2.09%) Sybase
9 16 (2.09%) Symantec
9 16 (2.09%) Varonis
10 14 (1.83%) Atlassian
10 14 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.17%) NetApp
11 9 (1.17%) Tableau
11 9 (1.17%) TOWER Software