Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 413 548
Rank change year-on-year +79 +135 +247
Contract jobs citing Go 785 548 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 1.32% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 430 291
UK median daily rate £540 £516 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.60% -1.67% +16.67%
10th Percentile £408 £388 £410
90th Percentile £688 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% -
10th Percentile £21.30 £31.25 £21.51
90th Percentile £73.75 £45.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% -5.26% -

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 45,697 41,379 42,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.48% 41.88% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,117 28,523 29,421
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 776 926
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 21 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor 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 21 September 2018. 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 +77 752 £550 +4.96% 280
London +39 532 £550 +4.76% 195
UK excluding London +98 245 £450 -10.00% 92
South East +35 105 £425 -15.00% 26
North of England +21 61 £525 +31.25% 21
Yorkshire +21 45 £513 +28.13% 5
East of England +24 26 £475 +11.76% 9
Scotland -10 23 £525 +16.67% 5
South West -1 16 £425 - 19
North West -12 12 £525 -12.50% 13
Midlands -21 9 £450 +20.00% 10
West Midlands -21 6 £470 +46.88% 7
Wales -20 5 £350 -12.50% 1
North East - 4 £540 - 3
East Midlands +5 3 £450 -5.26% 3

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 446 (56.82%) Python
2 395 (50.32%) Amazon AWS
3 388 (49.43%) Docker
4 365 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
5 345 (43.95%) DevOps
6 309 (39.36%) Java
7 287 (36.56%) JavaScript
7 287 (36.56%) Linux
8 243 (30.96%) Kubernetes
9 233 (29.68%) Git (software)
10 227 (28.92%) Ansible
11 223 (28.41%) Ruby
12 205 (26.11%) Jenkins
13 188 (23.95%) Terraform
14 182 (23.18%) Microservices
15 175 (22.29%) Node.js
16 161 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 159 (20.25%) Google
18 142 (18.09%) Bash Shell
19 141 (17.96%) Continuous Integration
19 141 (17.96%) Software Engineering
20 137 (17.45%) TDD
21 135 (17.20%) Finance
22 131 (16.69%) Google Cloud Platform
23 130 (16.56%) Puppet
24 127 (16.18%) HTML
25 120 (15.29%) MySQL
26 116 (14.78%) PostgreSQL
27 114 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
28 112 (14.27%) CSS

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 42 (5.35%) nginx
2 39 (4.97%) Confluence
3 38 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (3.31%) Apache
5 25 (3.18%) OpenStack
6 24 (3.06%) Tomcat
7 21 (2.68%) WebSphere
8 20 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 20 (2.55%) IIS
8 20 (2.55%) Jetty
8 20 (2.55%) Mongrel
9 14 (1.78%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.40%) Gunicorn
11 10 (1.27%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.76%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.38%) Hubot
13 3 (0.38%) SAS
13 3 (0.38%) WordPress
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.13%) HipChat
2 1 (0.13%) InVision
2 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.25%) MultiChain
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 395 (50.32%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (16.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 79 (10.06%) GitHub
5 53 (6.75%) PaaS
6 46 (5.86%) Serverless
7 42 (5.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (5.10%) AWS Lambda
9 34 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (3.44%) IaaS
11 19 (2.42%) Sumo Logic
12 18 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (2.29%) OpenShift
13 15 (1.91%) Azure Functions
14 11 (1.40%) Amazon S3
14 11 (1.40%) SaaS
15 9 (1.15%) Google App Engine
16 8 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (1.02%) Quay.io
16 8 (1.02%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.35%) HTTP
2 17 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.91%) Software-Defined Networking
4 13 (1.66%) SSL
5 10 (1.27%) Firewall
6 8 (1.02%) Broadband
7 7 (0.89%) DNS
8 5 (0.64%) Internet
8 5 (0.64%) SSH
8 5 (0.64%) VLAN
8 5 (0.64%) VPN
9 3 (0.38%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.38%) ICMP
9 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.25%) Calico
10 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.25%) IPFS
10 2 (0.25%) IPsec
10 2 (0.25%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (15.29%) MySQL
2 116 (14.78%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (12.48%) MongoDB
4 72 (9.17%) Relational Database
5 71 (9.04%) NoSQL
6 46 (5.86%) Redis
7 42 (5.35%) SQL Server
8 36 (4.59%) Big Data
8 36 (4.59%) Blockchain
9 25 (3.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 23 (2.93%) Couchbase
11 22 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (2.80%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.66%) HBase
12 13 (1.66%) Neo4j
13 12 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.53%) ArangoDB
14 10 (1.27%) icCube
15 7 (0.89%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 233 (29.68%) Git (software)
2 205 (26.11%) Jenkins
3 61 (7.77%) JIRA
4 49 (6.24%) TeamCity
5 43 (5.48%) Selenium
6 33 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (3.95%) Gatling
8 30 (3.82%) Vagrant
9 25 (3.18%) Maven
9 25 (3.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (3.06%) Visual Studio
11 23 (2.93%) GitLab
12 22 (2.80%) Subversion
13 21 (2.68%) Artifactory
14 20 (2.55%) Gradle
14 20 (2.55%) Travis CI
15 19 (2.42%) Ant
15 19 (2.42%) MSBuild
16 18 (2.29%) CruiseControl
16 18 (2.29%) Mocha
General
1 135 (17.20%) Finance
2 49 (6.24%) Retail
3 26 (3.31%) Banking
4 24 (3.06%) Games
5 10 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.89%) Automotive
7 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.76%) Law
8 6 (0.76%) Publishing
9 5 (0.64%) Legal
9 5 (0.64%) Marketing
10 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (47.26%) Developer
2 197 (25.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (7.01%) Software Engineer
4 48 (6.11%) AWS Engineer
5 42 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 42 (5.35%) Python Developer
6 41 (5.22%) AWS DevOps
7 40 (5.10%) Web Developer
8 36 (4.59%) Senior Developer
9 34 (4.33%) Java Developer
10 33 (4.20%) Architect
11 28 (3.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 25 (3.18%) Applications Developer
13 24 (3.06%) Web Applications Developer
14 23 (2.93%) Azure DevOps
14 23 (2.93%) Backend Developer
14 23 (2.93%) Cloud Developer
15 22 (2.80%) Senior DevOps
15 22 (2.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.68%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (22.29%) Node.js
2 127 (16.18%) HTML
3 112 (14.27%) CSS
4 104 (13.25%) AngularJS
5 101 (12.87%) REST
6 92 (11.72%) React
7 80 (10.19%) Kafka
8 52 (6.62%) RESTful
9 51 (6.50%) Web Services
10 47 (5.99%) jQuery
11 40 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
12 39 (4.97%) HTML5
13 37 (4.71%) React Native
14 36 (4.59%) .NET
15 32 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
16 29 (3.69%) Enzyme
16 29 (3.69%) Jest
17 27 (3.44%) Angular 2
17 27 (3.44%) GraphQL
18 23 (2.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.17%) User Experience
2 62 (7.90%) Computer Science
3 47 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (5.73%) Device Driver
5 39 (4.97%) Fintech
6 37 (4.71%) Mobile App
7 34 (4.33%) Algorithms
8 33 (4.20%) Data Structures
9 21 (2.68%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.04%) Clustering
10 16 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (2.04%) Replication
11 15 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.40%) Cloud Native
12 11 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (1.27%) Digital Currency
14 9 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (1.15%) Blog
14 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
15 6 (0.76%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 287 (36.56%) Linux
2 71 (9.04%) Ubuntu
3 64 (8.15%) Windows
4 59 (7.52%) CentOS
5 46 (5.86%) Unix
6 44 (5.61%) Apple iOS
7 41 (5.22%) Android
8 22 (2.80%) Debian
9 20 (2.55%) CoreOS
10 18 (2.29%) Fedora
11 15 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.27%) VMS
13 6 (0.76%) Mesosphere
13 6 (0.76%) Windows Server
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.38%) DC/OS
15 2 (0.25%) Kali Linux
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (43.95%) DevOps
3 182 (23.18%) Microservices
4 141 (17.96%) Continuous Integration
4 141 (17.96%) Software Engineering
5 137 (17.45%) TDD
6 110 (14.01%) Configuration Management
7 89 (11.34%) Test Automation
8 86 (10.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 75 (9.55%) Scrum
10 54 (6.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 51 (6.50%) Kanban
12 48 (6.11%) High Availability
13 47 (5.99%) Open Source
14 46 (5.86%) BDD
14 46 (5.86%) SOA
14 46 (5.86%) Unit Testing
15 44 (5.61%) UX Design
16 43 (5.48%) Immutable Infrastructure
17 41 (5.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 446 (56.82%) Python
2 309 (39.36%) Java
3 287 (36.56%) JavaScript
4 223 (28.41%) Ruby
5 142 (18.09%) Bash Shell
6 85 (10.83%) Perl
7 77 (9.81%) SQL
8 75 (9.55%) C++
9 69 (8.79%) C#
10 62 (7.90%) Scala
11 58 (7.39%) C
12 46 (5.86%) PHP
13 45 (5.73%) ES6
14 27 (3.44%) PowerShell
15 25 (3.18%) Kotlin
16 16 (2.04%) Groovy
17 12 (1.53%) TypeScript
18 11 (1.40%) Erlang
19 9 (1.15%) Shell Script
19 9 (1.15%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 50 (6.37%) Degree
2 28 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.53%) CISM
5 12 (1.53%) CISSP
6 7 (0.89%) RHCE
7 6 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.38%) CCNA
9 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) MCSD
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.90%) GCP
2 21 (2.68%) QA
3 17 (2.17%) GDPR
4 12 (1.53%) FINRA
5 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 388 (49.43%) Docker
2 35 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.80%) Hyper-V
3 22 (2.80%) VirtualBox
4 15 (1.91%) etcd
4 15 (1.91%) flannel
5 14 (1.78%) Xen
6 12 (1.53%) Apache Flume
6 12 (1.53%) Ceph
7 10 (1.27%) GlusterFS
7 10 (1.27%) SkyDNS
7 10 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.76%) KVM
8 6 (0.76%) NFS
9 5 (0.64%) Active Directory
10 4 (0.51%) vSphere
11 3 (0.38%) HDFS
11 3 (0.38%) Squid
11 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 243 (30.96%) Kubernetes
2 227 (28.92%) Ansible
3 188 (23.95%) Terraform
4 130 (16.56%) Puppet
5 114 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
6 83 (10.57%) Prometheus
7 68 (8.66%) Nagios
8 66 (8.41%) Salt
9 50 (6.37%) Grafana
10 41 (5.22%) Icinga
10 41 (5.22%) Packer
11 31 (3.95%) Kibana
12 23 (2.93%) Consul
13 22 (2.80%) logstash
14 20 (2.55%) Graylog
14 20 (2.55%) Sysdig
15 18 (2.29%) Docker Swarm
16 17 (2.17%) Mesos
17 16 (2.04%) HAProxy
18 14 (1.78%) Graphite
Vendors
1 159 (20.25%) Google
2 82 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 67 (8.54%) Red Hat
4 51 (6.50%) Splunk
5 38 (4.84%) VMware
6 29 (3.69%) Sybase
7 24 (3.06%) Oracle
8 23 (2.93%) New Relic
9 21 (2.68%) AppDynamics
10 15 (1.91%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.53%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.53%) Hortonworks
11 12 (1.53%) McAfee
11 12 (1.53%) Symantec
11 12 (1.53%) Varonis
12 10 (1.27%) Rackspace
12 10 (1.27%) Vertica
13 7 (0.89%) Perforce
13 7 (0.89%) SaltStack