Period
to

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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 212 224 323
Rank change year-on-year +12 +99 +40
Contract jobs citing Go 1,128 681 355
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.17% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.51% 2.88% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 486 238
10th Percentile £400 £388 £413
25th Percentile £500 £425 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £638
90th Percentile £750 £650 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £528 £450 £520
% change year-on-year +17.22% -13.46% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £25.50 - -
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £60.00
75th Percentile £26.50 - -
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32,098 23,634 19,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.65% 40.53% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,412 16,606 13,892
10th Percentile £385 £325 £325
25th Percentile £456 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £656 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +16.21% -4.39% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 458 346
10th Percentile £19.52 £16.78 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £50.64 £41.66 £42.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.54% -2.55% -1.44%
75th Percentile £61.85 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £71.98 £62.48 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -4.49%

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 24 May 2022.

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 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +10 908 £586 +11.62% 327
Work from Home +28 665 £575 +15.00% 153
London +3 551 £601 +9.18% 181
UK excluding London +30 288 £528 +17.22% 155
North of England +55 173 £520 +28.40% 61
North West +56 157 £520 +28.40% 47
South East -55 47 £438 -5.46% 31
East of England -16 31 £600 +9.09% 20
Midlands -39 18 £530 +28.10% 16
Yorkshire -19 16 £500 +2.56% 13
West Midlands -41 16 £540 +34.16% 12
South West -33 12 £588 +42.42% 14
Northern Ireland +1 6 £518 - 2
Scotland -13 3 - - 14
Wales -13 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £475 - 4

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 660 (58.51%) Python
2 497 (44.06%) Kubernetes
3 459 (40.69%) AWS
4 441 (39.10%) DevOps
5 408 (36.17%) Docker
6 400 (35.46%) Java
7 389 (34.49%) Agile
8 385 (34.13%) Terraform
9 380 (33.69%) CI/CD
10 348 (30.85%) Software Engineering
11 327 (28.99%) JavaScript
12 261 (23.14%) Microservices
13 251 (22.25%) Linux
14 249 (22.07%) Azure
15 247 (21.90%) Git (software)
16 233 (20.66%) Ansible
17 229 (20.30%) GCP
18 224 (19.86%) C#
19 219 (19.41%) Ruby
20 208 (18.44%) Jenkins
21 195 (17.29%) SQL
22 172 (15.25%) Finance
23 170 (15.07%) .NET
24 168 (14.89%) Kafka
25 150 (13.30%) Bash
26 141 (12.50%) TDD
27 134 (11.88%) Infrastructure as Code
28 132 (11.70%) Social Skills
29 128 (11.35%) PostgreSQL
29 128 (11.35%) Node.js

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 91 (8.07%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (6.74%) nginx
3 56 (4.96%) Confluence
4 34 (3.01%) Traefik
5 25 (2.22%) OpenStack
6 15 (1.33%) Apache
6 15 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
8 13 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.98%) Mule
11 9 (0.80%) Ethereum
12 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.44%) Solana
14 1 (0.089%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.089%) Apache Pulsar
14 1 (0.089%) Jetty
14 1 (0.089%) OpenZeppelin
14 1 (0.089%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.089%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.18%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.18%) Magento
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.18%) Shopify
3 1 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 459 (40.69%) AWS
2 249 (22.07%) Azure
3 229 (20.30%) GCP
4 102 (9.04%) GitHub
5 101 (8.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 86 (7.62%) Serverless
7 63 (5.59%) Amazon EC2
8 59 (5.23%) AWS Lambda
9 53 (4.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 48 (4.26%) GitHub Actions
11 41 (3.63%) Amazon S3
12 40 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 36 (3.19%) OpenShift
14 30 (2.66%) PaaS
14 30 (2.66%) SaaS
15 28 (2.48%) Datadog
16 26 (2.30%) Amazon EKS
17 23 (2.04%) Amazon ECS
18 22 (1.95%) Azure Monitor
19 21 (1.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.14%) DNS
2 38 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.48%) IPv4
4 26 (2.30%) Internet
5 18 (1.60%) VPN
6 16 (1.42%) Firewall
7 11 (0.98%) HTTP
8 10 (0.89%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.80%) SSL
10 8 (0.71%) DHCP
10 8 (0.71%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.71%) tcpdump
10 8 (0.71%) Wireless
11 7 (0.62%) VLAN
12 6 (0.53%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.53%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.44%) IPv6
13 5 (0.44%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (11.35%) PostgreSQL
2 87 (7.71%) NoSQL
3 84 (7.45%) MongoDB
4 70 (6.21%) MySQL
5 69 (6.12%) SQL Server
6 67 (5.94%) Redis
7 53 (4.70%) Relational Database
8 39 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 31 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 22 (1.95%) Big Data
11 22 (1.95%) BigQuery
12 17 (1.51%) Amazon Aurora
13 16 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (0.98%) DB2
15 9 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.80%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 247 (21.90%) Git (software)
2 208 (18.44%) Jenkins
3 120 (10.64%) JIRA
4 95 (8.42%) GitLab
5 50 (4.43%) CircleCI
6 31 (2.75%) Artifactory
7 30 (2.66%) RSpec
8 24 (2.13%) Selenium
8 24 (2.13%) SonarQube
9 22 (1.95%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.68%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.60%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (1.15%) Capybara
12 13 (1.15%) minitest
13 11 (0.98%) Maven
14 10 (0.89%) JUnit
14 10 (0.89%) Postman
15 8 (0.71%) git-flow
15 8 (0.71%) PyCharm
General
1 172 (15.25%) Finance
2 132 (11.70%) Social Skills
3 60 (5.32%) Public Sector
4 54 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (3.55%) Games
6 35 (3.10%) Banking
7 30 (2.66%) Front Office
8 27 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.51%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (1.51%) Retail
10 15 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.15%) Electronics
12 13 (1.15%) Marketing
13 12 (1.06%) Military
14 10 (0.89%) Police
15 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.53%) Publishing
17 4 (0.35%) Advertising
18 3 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 382 (33.87%) Developer
2 249 (22.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 97 (8.60%) Software Engineer
4 80 (7.09%) AWS Engineer
5 58 (5.14%) AWS DevOps
6 52 (4.61%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 50 (4.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 45 (3.99%) Java Developer
9 41 (3.63%) C# Developer
10 38 (3.37%) Senior DevOps
11 37 (3.28%) Senior Developer
12 36 (3.19%) Site Engineer
13 32 (2.84%) Analyst
14 31 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 29 (2.57%) .NET Developer
16 27 (2.39%) Cloud Engineer
17 26 (2.30%) Architect
18 24 (2.13%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 23 (2.04%) Azure Engineer
19 23 (2.04%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (15.07%) .NET
2 168 (14.89%) Kafka
3 128 (11.35%) Node.js
4 101 (8.95%) React
5 79 (7.00%) HTML
6 64 (5.67%) REST
7 62 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
8 54 (4.79%) HTML5
9 43 (3.81%) GraphQL
10 36 (3.19%) gRPC
11 32 (2.84%) cloud-init
11 32 (2.84%) CSS
11 32 (2.84%) RESTful
12 28 (2.48%) Redux
13 27 (2.39%) JSON
14 26 (2.30%) AngularJS
14 26 (2.30%) Spring
15 24 (2.13%) Web Services
16 22 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
17 21 (1.86%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.95%) Cloud Native
2 80 (7.09%) Public Cloud
3 69 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (3.01%) Clustering
5 32 (2.84%) PKI
6 31 (2.75%) Legacy Code
7 30 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 30 (2.66%) Blockchain
8 28 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
9 27 (2.39%) Legacy Systems
9 27 (2.39%) Virtual Team
10 23 (2.04%) Data Centre
10 23 (2.04%) IoT
11 20 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.60%) Renewable Energy
14 17 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.51%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 15 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 251 (22.25%) Linux
2 66 (5.85%) Unix
3 58 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (4.96%) Windows
5 50 (4.43%) CentOS
6 17 (1.51%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.71%) Fedora
7 8 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (0.71%) Solaris
7 8 (0.71%) SUSE
8 7 (0.62%) Android
8 7 (0.62%) MVS
8 7 (0.62%) VMS
9 6 (0.53%) Alpine Linux
9 6 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.27%) Mesosphere
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.18%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (39.10%) DevOps
2 389 (34.49%) Agile
3 380 (33.69%) CI/CD
4 348 (30.85%) Software Engineering
5 261 (23.14%) Microservices
6 141 (12.50%) TDD
7 134 (11.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 122 (10.82%) Test Automation
9 116 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
10 100 (8.87%) Full Stack Development
11 95 (8.42%) Configuration Management
12 83 (7.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 81 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
14 79 (7.00%) Platform Engineering
15 77 (6.83%) Scrum
16 76 (6.74%) Open Source
17 68 (6.03%) Deployment Automation
18 66 (5.85%) BDD
19 59 (5.23%) Continuous Deployment
19 59 (5.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 660 (58.51%) Python
2 400 (35.46%) Java
3 327 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 224 (19.86%) C#
5 219 (19.41%) Ruby
6 195 (17.29%) SQL
7 150 (13.30%) Bash
8 121 (10.73%) TypeScript
9 96 (8.51%) C++
10 78 (6.91%) PowerShell
11 69 (6.12%) Rust
11 69 (6.12%) Scala
12 60 (5.32%) PHP
13 47 (4.17%) C
14 38 (3.37%) T-SQL
15 32 (2.84%) Groovy
16 28 (2.48%) Shell Script
17 26 (2.30%) VB.NET
18 22 (1.95%) Perl
19 21 (1.86%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 83 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 77 (6.83%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.52%) Degree
4 28 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.80%) Master's Degree
5 9 (0.80%) RHCE
5 9 (0.80%) RHCSA
6 8 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.53%) CCNA
8 6 (0.53%) PhD
9 4 (0.35%) FFIEC
10 3 (0.27%) CCA
10 3 (0.27%) CEH
10 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.27%) GIAC
11 2 (0.18%) CISSP
11 2 (0.18%) GPEN
11 2 (0.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.57%) NCSC
2 24 (2.13%) QA
3 13 (1.15%) Accessibility
4 11 (0.98%) WCAG
5 8 (0.71%) SLA
6 5 (0.44%) NIST
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.35%) GDPR
7 4 (0.35%) GLBA
7 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.27%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.089%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.089%) RMADS
9 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 408 (36.17%) Docker
2 64 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.33%) vSphere
5 13 (1.15%) Ceph
6 9 (0.80%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (0.62%) KVM
9 6 (0.53%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.44%) iptables
10 5 (0.44%) Xen
11 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.18%) HDFS
12 2 (0.18%) oVirt
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.089%) zsh
Systems Management
1 497 (44.06%) Kubernetes
2 385 (34.13%) Terraform
3 233 (20.66%) Ansible
4 124 (10.99%) Prometheus
5 123 (10.90%) Puppet
6 98 (8.69%) Consul
7 78 (6.91%) Packer
8 74 (6.56%) Grafana
9 44 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
10 40 (3.55%) Istio
11 38 (3.37%) Docker Swarm
12 37 (3.28%) ZABBIX
13 33 (2.93%) Graphite
13 33 (2.93%) HAProxy
14 32 (2.84%) Kibana
14 32 (2.84%) Podman
15 31 (2.75%) linkerd
16 25 (2.22%) logstash
17 12 (1.06%) vCenter Server
18 11 (0.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 70 (6.21%) Google
2 64 (5.67%) VMware
3 59 (5.23%) Splunk
4 57 (5.05%) Oracle
5 42 (3.72%) PagerDuty
6 26 (2.30%) Dynatrace
7 22 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.77%) SAP
9 19 (1.68%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.51%) Microsoft
11 14 (1.24%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.06%) SaltStack
13 10 (0.89%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.89%) IBM
14 9 (0.80%) Confluent
15 8 (0.71%) New Relic
16 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
17 5 (0.44%) CyberArk
17 5 (0.44%) F5
17 5 (0.44%) hybris