Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 526 777
Rank change year-on-year +103 +251 +63
Contract jobs citing Go 548 398 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.38% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 0.94% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 299 112
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £375
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £444
% change year-on-year - +12.68% +24.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £16.66 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +170.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 14 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 23 November 2017. 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 +105 525 £525 +2.44% 135
London +40 408 £525 - 100
UK excluding London +78 134 £500 - 37
South East +38 65 £500 +14.29% 5
North of England +57 28 £400 -20.00% 17
Midlands +34 16 £363 -29.27% 4
Yorkshire +18 15 £400 -27.27% 7
North West +23 13 £425 +21.43% 9
Wales +17 12 £425 -19.05% 2
West Midlands +41 10 £350 -36.36% 2
Scotland - 7 £475 -
East Midlands -6 4 £450 -14.29% 2
South West -7 3 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England -23 3 £550 -8.33% 6

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Go also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Go.

1 348 (63.50%) Python
2 295 (53.83%) DevOps
3 289 (52.74%) Java
4 268 (48.91%) Linux
5 264 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
6 261 (47.63%) Ruby
7 256 (46.72%) Amazon AWS
8 232 (42.34%) Docker
9 162 (29.56%) Ansible
10 142 (25.91%) Jenkins
11 141 (25.73%) Kubernetes
12 139 (25.36%) TDD
13 134 (24.45%) Continuous Integration
13 134 (24.45%) Terraform
14 113 (20.62%) Bash Shell
15 112 (20.44%) Git (software)
16 107 (19.53%) JavaScript
17 103 (18.80%) Configuration Management
17 103 (18.80%) Puppet
18 99 (18.07%) Microservices
19 92 (16.79%) Finance
20 90 (16.42%) MySQL
21 84 (15.33%) Scala
22 78 (14.23%) Unix
23 74 (13.50%) Node.js
24 72 (13.14%) MongoDB
24 72 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
24 72 (13.14%) Web Services
25 68 (12.41%) Google
26 67 (12.23%) Kanban

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 58 (10.58%) Cloud Foundry
2 53 (9.67%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (6.02%) nginx
4 29 (5.29%) Tomcat
5 22 (4.01%) OpenStack
6 20 (3.65%) Apache
7 13 (2.37%) Confluence
8 11 (2.01%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.64%) CMS
10 5 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.73%) IIS
11 4 (0.73%) Jetty
11 4 (0.73%) Mongrel
11 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.36%) Hubot
12 2 (0.36%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.36%) JBoss
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.18%) Drupal
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 256 (46.72%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (11.86%) PaaS
3 57 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (8.39%) GitHub
5 34 (6.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (5.29%) OpenShift
7 21 (3.83%) IaaS
8 20 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (2.92%) SaaS
10 15 (2.74%) Amazon S3
11 14 (2.55%) Heroku
11 14 (2.55%) Route 53
11 14 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (2.19%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (2.01%) G Suite
14 9 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.64%) Bluemix
14 9 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.23%) HTTP
2 57 (10.40%) TCP/IP
3 39 (7.12%) SSL
4 36 (6.57%) DNS
5 15 (2.74%) HTTPS
6 14 (2.55%) Firewall
6 14 (2.55%) ICMP
7 10 (1.82%) VPN
8 9 (1.64%) Internet
9 7 (1.28%) Network Security
10 5 (0.91%) FTP
10 5 (0.91%) LDAP
11 3 (0.55%) DHCP
11 3 (0.55%) IPsec
11 3 (0.55%) SMS
11 3 (0.55%) SSH
12 2 (0.36%) AMQP
12 2 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.18%) BGP
13 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (16.42%) MySQL
2 72 (13.14%) MongoDB
3 65 (11.86%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (8.94%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.47%) Big Data
5 30 (5.47%) Hadoop
6 27 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 27 (4.93%) SQL Server
7 24 (4.38%) Redis
8 21 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (2.37%) Neo4j
11 10 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.09%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.91%) HBase
16 2 (0.36%) DataStax
16 2 (0.36%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 142 (25.91%) Jenkins
2 112 (20.44%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.93%) JIRA
4 23 (4.20%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (3.47%) Artifactory
6 19 (3.47%) GitLab
7 18 (3.28%) Maven
8 17 (3.10%) Vagrant
9 13 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (2.37%) Selenium
9 13 (2.37%) Travis CI
10 12 (2.19%) Subversion
10 12 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (2.01%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.64%) Ant
12 9 (1.64%) GoCD
13 8 (1.46%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.28%) Appium
15 6 (1.09%) RSpec
General
1 92 (16.79%) Finance
2 40 (7.30%) Banking
3 17 (3.10%) Games
3 17 (3.10%) Retail
4 16 (2.92%) Marketing
5 11 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.82%) Automotive
6 10 (1.82%) Electronics
6 10 (1.82%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.09%) Publishing
9 5 (0.91%) Hindi Language
9 5 (0.91%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.55%) Back Office
10 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 193 (35.22%) Developer
2 170 (31.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 68 (12.41%) AWS Engineer
4 65 (11.86%) Java Developer
5 50 (9.12%) AWS DevOps
6 48 (8.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 46 (8.39%) Cloud Engineer
8 38 (6.93%) Linux Engineer
9 36 (6.57%) Java Engineer
10 33 (6.02%) Python Developer
11 32 (5.84%) Senior Developer
12 30 (5.47%) Ruby Engineer
13 29 (5.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 29 (5.29%) Senior DevOps
14 27 (4.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 26 (4.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 26 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
16 23 (4.20%) Ruby Developer
17 22 (4.01%) Senior Java Engineer
18 21 (3.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (13.50%) Node.js
2 72 (13.14%) Web Services
3 61 (11.13%) Elastic Stack
4 57 (10.40%) REST
5 56 (10.22%) HTML
6 46 (8.39%) CSS
6 46 (8.39%) Spring
7 40 (7.30%) Spring Boot
8 37 (6.75%) Kafka
9 26 (4.74%) Flask
9 26 (4.74%) RabbitMQ
10 22 (4.01%) React
10 22 (4.01%) RESTful
11 20 (3.65%) .NET
11 20 (3.65%) ActiveMQ
12 18 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
13 15 (2.74%) Django
14 14 (2.55%) AngularJS
14 14 (2.55%) HTML5
15 13 (2.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.11%) Cloud Native
2 24 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (4.01%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.83%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.65%) Device Driver
6 18 (3.28%) Enterprise Cloud
7 17 (3.10%) Fintech
8 15 (2.74%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.19%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.19%) PKI
9 12 (2.19%) Replication
10 11 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (2.01%) Blog
10 11 (2.01%) User Experience
11 9 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.64%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.28%) Taxonomies
14 6 (1.09%) Clustering
15 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 268 (48.91%) Linux
2 78 (14.23%) Unix
3 41 (7.48%) Ubuntu
4 29 (5.29%) CoreOS
5 25 (4.56%) Windows
6 22 (4.01%) CentOS
6 22 (4.01%) Mac OS
6 22 (4.01%) Mac OS X
7 13 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.01%) Android
9 9 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.09%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.55%) AIX
12 2 (0.36%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.36%) RancherOS
13 1 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (53.83%) DevOps
2 264 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (25.36%) TDD
4 134 (24.45%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (18.80%) Configuration Management
6 99 (18.07%) Microservices
7 67 (12.23%) Kanban
8 66 (12.04%) Software Engineering
9 63 (11.50%) Open Source
10 51 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
11 43 (7.85%) BDD
12 37 (6.75%) Pair Programming
12 37 (6.75%) Scrum
13 34 (6.20%) Test Automation
14 31 (5.66%) E-Commerce
15 30 (5.47%) OO
16 29 (5.29%) Extreme Programming
16 29 (5.29%) High Availability
17 28 (5.11%) Mentoring
18 26 (4.74%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 348 (63.50%) Python
2 289 (52.74%) Java
3 261 (47.63%) Ruby
4 113 (20.62%) Bash Shell
5 107 (19.53%) JavaScript
6 84 (15.33%) Scala
7 53 (9.67%) SQL
8 35 (6.39%) PHP
9 33 (6.02%) C++
10 32 (5.84%) C#
11 27 (4.93%) Perl
12 22 (4.01%) Groovy
13 21 (3.83%) C
14 15 (2.74%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.28%) ES6
16 7 (1.28%) R
17 6 (1.09%) Clojure
17 6 (1.09%) Erlang
18 4 (0.73%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 47 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.55%) Degree
4 8 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.47%) QA
2 6 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.36%) GCP
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 232 (42.34%) Docker
2 13 (2.37%) etcd
2 13 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.28%) Varnish
4 5 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.91%) flannel
4 5 (0.91%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.73%) HDFS
5 4 (0.73%) Xen
6 3 (0.55%) Ceph
6 3 (0.55%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.55%) SkyDNS
7 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) LXC
8 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 162 (29.56%) Ansible
2 141 (25.73%) Kubernetes
3 134 (24.45%) Terraform
4 103 (18.80%) Puppet
5 72 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (9.49%) Prometheus
7 48 (8.76%) logstash
8 43 (7.85%) Kibana
9 38 (6.93%) Grafana
10 30 (5.47%) Nagios
11 25 (4.56%) Mesos
12 22 (4.01%) Salt
13 21 (3.83%) Icinga
14 20 (3.65%) Galera Cluster
15 19 (3.47%) Consul
16 15 (2.74%) ZABBIX
17 12 (2.19%) Sysdig
18 11 (2.01%) Graphite
18 11 (2.01%) HAProxy
19 10 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 68 (12.41%) Google
2 44 (8.03%) VMware
3 39 (7.12%) Microsoft
4 35 (6.39%) Red Hat
5 32 (5.84%) Splunk
6 25 (4.56%) Oracle
7 14 (2.55%) SaltStack
8 11 (2.01%) AppDynamics
9 9 (1.64%) Rackspace
9 9 (1.64%) SAP
10 4 (0.73%) Apple
10 4 (0.73%) Black Duck
10 4 (0.73%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.73%) IBM
10 4 (0.73%) New Relic
11 1 (0.18%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.18%) Cadence
11 1 (0.18%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.18%) PagerDuty
11 1 (0.18%) ServiceNow