Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 320 429
Rank change year-on-year 0 +109 +117
Contract jobs citing Go 652 839 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.81% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 1.81% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 555 450
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.48% +4.90%
10th Percentile £425 £396 £400
90th Percentile £694 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.89% -50.00% +170.19%
10th Percentile £25.25 £21.15 £35.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £42.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £22.50 £45.00
% 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 34,615 46,417 43,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.54% 44.66% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,886 32,637 30,153
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £315 £308
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 686 804
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +3.83% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.14 £16.46 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.31
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.21% +7.48%

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 16 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 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 +5 613 £550 - 336
London +26 476 £550 - 216
UK excluding London -29 163 £500 +11.11% 133
North of England +47 63 £500 -2.44% 41
South East -27 40 £500 +17.65% 32
Yorkshire +33 36 £525 - 12
Scotland +12 26 £500 -4.76% 8
North West +30 22 £469 -6.25% 23
South West -15 13 £550 +37.16% 8
Midlands +52 9 £500 +1.01% 12
West Midlands +39 7 £500 +6.38% 11
East of England +7 7 £490 +2.08% 27
Wales +31 5 £456 +30.36% 3
North East +19 5 £453 -16.20% 6
East Midlands +28 2 £550 +2.33% 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 432 (66.26%) Python
2 299 (45.86%) AWS
2 299 (45.86%) DevOps
3 289 (44.33%) Kubernetes
4 279 (42.79%) Java
5 252 (38.65%) Docker
6 219 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
7 214 (32.82%) Terraform
8 190 (29.14%) GCP
9 189 (28.99%) Ruby
10 182 (27.91%) Linux
11 178 (27.30%) JavaScript
12 174 (26.69%) Ansible
13 164 (25.15%) Microservices
14 146 (22.39%) Azure
15 137 (21.01%) Node.js
16 126 (19.33%) Jenkins
17 121 (18.56%) Google
18 116 (17.79%) Git (software)
19 112 (17.18%) Software Engineering
20 98 (15.03%) Bash Shell
21 97 (14.88%) Puppet
22 92 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
23 91 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
24 90 (13.80%) TDD
25 84 (12.88%) Finance
26 76 (11.66%) Opscode Chef
27 71 (10.89%) Kafka
28 66 (10.12%) React
29 65 (9.97%) Serverless

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 49 (7.52%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 23 (3.53%) OpenStack
4 21 (3.22%) Apache
5 17 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (1.99%) nginx
7 8 (1.23%) Mattermost
8 7 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.92%) Ethereum
9 6 (0.92%) IIS
10 5 (0.77%) Confluence
10 5 (0.77%) JBoss
10 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.61%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.46%) Luigi
12 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Quorum
3 1 (0.15%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 299 (45.86%) AWS
2 190 (29.14%) GCP
3 146 (22.39%) Azure
4 65 (9.97%) Serverless
5 52 (7.98%) GitHub
6 45 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (6.29%) PaaS
8 40 (6.13%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (5.06%) OpenShift
10 27 (4.14%) Amazon EKS
11 24 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (3.53%) SaaS
13 20 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
14 19 (2.91%) Heroku
15 17 (2.61%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (1.99%) Amazon S3
16 13 (1.99%) Datadog
16 13 (1.99%) IaaS
17 12 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.99%) Firewall
2 19 (2.91%) Internet
3 16 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.84%) HTTP
5 11 (1.69%) DNS
6 10 (1.53%) SSL
7 6 (0.92%) AMQP
8 5 (0.77%) SAN
9 3 (0.46%) DHCP
9 3 (0.46%) SMTP
9 3 (0.46%) VPN
10 2 (0.31%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.31%) IPv4
10 2 (0.31%) IPv6
10 2 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.31%) VLAN
11 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.15%) Network Security
11 1 (0.15%) RTSP
11 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.66%) MongoDB
2 45 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (6.29%) MySQL
4 34 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 30 (4.60%) Big Data
6 25 (3.83%) Hadoop
7 19 (2.91%) Blockchain
8 18 (2.76%) Neo4j
9 17 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 16 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (2.45%) Redis
11 15 (2.30%) Relational Database
12 14 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.38%) SQL Server
15 8 (1.23%) Data Lake
15 8 (1.23%) Impala
16 7 (1.07%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 126 (19.33%) Jenkins
2 116 (17.79%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.13%) CircleCI
4 38 (5.83%) Artifactory
5 32 (4.91%) JIRA
6 30 (4.60%) GitLab
6 30 (4.60%) TeamCity
7 25 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 22 (3.37%) Selenium
9 16 (2.45%) Bitbucket
10 15 (2.30%) Cucumber
10 15 (2.30%) Mocha
11 11 (1.69%) Gerrit
12 10 (1.53%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (1.38%) Bitbucket Server
13 9 (1.38%) Travis CI
13 9 (1.38%) WebDriver
14 8 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 84 (12.88%) Finance
2 45 (6.90%) Banking
3 35 (5.37%) Public Sector
4 24 (3.68%) Retail
5 11 (1.69%) Legal
6 10 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.07%) Advertising
7 7 (1.07%) Marketing
8 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.77%) Games
9 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Law
10 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (36.35%) Developer
2 163 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (7.36%) AWS Engineer
4 45 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 44 (6.75%) Cloud Engineer
6 37 (5.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 35 (5.37%) AWS DevOps
7 35 (5.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 33 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 32 (4.91%) Python Engineer
9 32 (4.91%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.75%) Python Developer
11 28 (4.29%) React Developer
12 22 (3.37%) Architect
13 21 (3.22%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
14 19 (2.91%) Data Engineer
14 19 (2.91%) Senior DevOps
14 19 (2.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.76%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (21.01%) Node.js
2 71 (10.89%) Kafka
3 66 (10.12%) React
4 51 (7.82%) .NET
4 51 (7.82%) AngularJS
5 49 (7.52%) REST
6 47 (7.21%) Web Services
7 36 (5.52%) GraphQL
7 36 (5.52%) Redux
8 28 (4.29%) HTML
9 26 (3.99%) CSS
10 25 (3.83%) RESTful
11 22 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (3.37%) gRPC
11 22 (3.37%) React Native
11 22 (3.37%) Ruby on Rails
11 22 (3.37%) Spring
12 20 (3.07%) Flask
12 20 (3.07%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (2.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.83%) Cloud Native
1 25 (3.83%) Data Structures
1 25 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (3.68%) Public Cloud
3 22 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (2.76%) User Experience
6 16 (2.45%) Algorithms
6 16 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.07%) Replication
9 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.61%) Blog
10 4 (0.61%) Clustering
10 4 (0.61%) Life Science
10 4 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 182 (27.91%) Linux
2 41 (6.29%) Unix
3 30 (4.60%) Windows
4 21 (3.22%) CentOS
5 18 (2.76%) CoreOS
6 17 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 16 (2.45%) Android
8 15 (2.30%) Mac OS
9 12 (1.84%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.61%) VMS
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.15%) Fedora
14 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (45.86%) DevOps
2 219 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (25.15%) Microservices
4 112 (17.18%) Software Engineering
5 92 (14.11%) Infrastructure as Code
6 91 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (13.80%) TDD
8 63 (9.66%) Configuration Management
9 55 (8.44%) Test Automation
10 49 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 46 (7.06%) Machine Learning
12 44 (6.75%) Open Source
13 38 (5.83%) Scrum
14 36 (5.52%) Migration
15 31 (4.75%) Analytics
16 30 (4.60%) Data Science
17 29 (4.45%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (4.29%) High Availability
18 28 (4.29%) Kanban
18 28 (4.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 432 (66.26%) Python
2 279 (42.79%) Java
3 189 (28.99%) Ruby
4 178 (27.30%) JavaScript
5 98 (15.03%) Bash Shell
6 64 (9.82%) Scala
7 60 (9.20%) C#
8 55 (8.44%) SQL
9 54 (8.28%) C++
10 32 (4.91%) TypeScript
11 25 (3.83%) C
11 25 (3.83%) Clojure
12 23 (3.53%) Groovy
13 19 (2.91%) Kotlin
13 19 (2.91%) PowerShell
14 17 (2.61%) Rust
15 16 (2.45%) Perl
16 13 (1.99%) Elixir
16 13 (1.99%) ES6
16 13 (1.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.37%) Degree
3 23 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.69%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.38%) MCSA
7 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.92%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.46%) CISM
10 3 (0.46%) CISSP
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
11 2 (0.31%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.15%) GCIA
12 1 (0.15%) GCIH
12 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.53%) QA
2 9 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.61%) SLA
5 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 252 (38.65%) Docker
2 20 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.23%) HDFS
5 6 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.77%) vCloud
7 4 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.46%) KVM
8 3 (0.46%) NFS
8 3 (0.46%) oVirt
8 3 (0.46%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.46%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) etcd
9 1 (0.15%) Varnish
9 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 289 (44.33%) Kubernetes
2 214 (32.82%) Terraform
3 174 (26.69%) Ansible
4 97 (14.88%) Puppet
5 76 (11.66%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.22%) Prometheus
6 21 (3.22%) Salt
7 18 (2.76%) Kibana
8 17 (2.61%) Grafana
9 13 (1.99%) logstash
10 7 (1.07%) Consul
10 7 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (1.07%) Rancher
11 6 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.77%) Nagios
12 5 (0.77%) OpenView
12 5 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.61%) Graphite
13 4 (0.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 121 (18.56%) Google
2 29 (4.45%) VMware
3 26 (3.99%) New Relic
3 26 (3.99%) Red Hat
4 19 (2.91%) Veracode
5 18 (2.76%) Splunk
6 15 (2.30%) Confluent
7 12 (1.84%) EMC
7 12 (1.84%) NetApp
8 11 (1.69%) Facebook
8 11 (1.69%) Twitter
9 10 (1.53%) Microsoft
9 10 (1.53%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.53%) Oracle
10 9 (1.38%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 8 (1.23%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.07%) Databricks
12 7 (1.07%) Lets Encrypt
12 7 (1.07%) YouTube
13 6 (0.92%) Coverity