Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 396 453 650
Rank change year-on-year +57 +197 +135
Contract jobs citing Go 578 453 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.47% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 1.16% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 333 199
UK median daily rate £500 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £369 £345
90th Percentile £675 £638 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 42,245 38,997 41,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.64% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,685 26,813 28,304
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 771 866 1,059
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +14.98%
10th Percentile £16.75 £14.93 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 February 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
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 17 February 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 +57 548 £508 -2.12% 260
London +25 427 £525 - 183
UK excluding London +22 141 £475 -2.56% 81
South East +18 54 £500 +14.29% 28
North of England +26 40 £425 -10.53% 18
North West +29 28 £425 +30.77% 12
Wales -6 18 £450 +5.88% 2
Midlands +17 17 £500 - 10
Yorkshire -11 12 £400 -27.27% 5
West Midlands +13 10 £350 -36.36% 9
East Midlands +4 7 £563 - 1
South West +13 5 £205 -57.95% 11
East of England -42 4 £550 -15.38% 10
Scotland - 3 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 324 (56.06%) Python
2 263 (45.50%) DevOps
3 260 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (44.29%) Amazon AWS
5 238 (41.18%) Docker
6 237 (41.00%) Ruby
7 230 (39.79%) Java
8 228 (39.45%) Linux
9 167 (28.89%) Kubernetes
10 160 (27.68%) Terraform
11 154 (26.64%) JavaScript
12 149 (25.78%) TDD
13 136 (23.53%) Ansible
14 130 (22.49%) Jenkins
15 127 (21.97%) Git (software)
16 118 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
17 110 (19.03%) MySQL
18 108 (18.69%) Microservices
19 98 (16.96%) Bash Shell
19 98 (16.96%) Software Engineering
20 93 (16.09%) Web Services
21 89 (15.40%) PostgreSQL
22 88 (15.22%) Puppet
23 86 (14.88%) Google
24 84 (14.53%) Configuration Management
25 80 (13.84%) Node.js
26 77 (13.32%) Finance
27 71 (12.28%) MongoDB
28 67 (11.59%) Scala
28 67 (11.59%) Opscode Chef

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 47 (8.13%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (7.27%) nginx
3 39 (6.75%) Tomcat
4 33 (5.71%) Apache
5 30 (5.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (3.29%) Apache Spark
7 14 (2.42%) Confluence
8 9 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.04%) eris
9 6 (1.04%) Ethereum
9 6 (1.04%) Hyperledger
9 6 (1.04%) JBoss
10 5 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.52%) CMS
11 3 (0.52%) IIS
11 3 (0.52%) Jetty
11 3 (0.52%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) Tornado
12 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) R3 Corda
1 6 (1.04%) Ripple
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 256 (44.29%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (10.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 56 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (8.13%) GitHub
5 46 (7.96%) PaaS
6 27 (4.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 25 (4.33%) OpenShift
8 22 (3.81%) Serverless
9 21 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (3.29%) Amazon S3
11 19 (3.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (3.11%) IaaS
12 18 (3.11%) SaaS
13 16 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (2.25%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (2.25%) Route 53
15 12 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (1.90%) G Suite
16 11 (1.90%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.69%) HTTP
2 41 (7.09%) TCP/IP
3 29 (5.02%) DNS
4 25 (4.33%) SSL
5 12 (2.08%) ICMP
5 12 (2.08%) VPN
6 11 (1.90%) Firewall
7 9 (1.56%) Internet
8 7 (1.21%) Network Security
9 5 (0.87%) DHCP
9 5 (0.87%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (0.52%) SMS
11 2 (0.35%) FTP
11 2 (0.35%) IPsec
12 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (19.03%) MySQL
2 89 (15.40%) PostgreSQL
3 71 (12.28%) MongoDB
4 52 (9.00%) NoSQL
5 39 (6.75%) Big Data
5 39 (6.75%) Redis
6 33 (5.71%) Hadoop
7 32 (5.54%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.81%) Neo4j
9 21 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.77%) SQL Server
11 13 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.90%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.73%) Bigtable
13 10 (1.73%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (1.21%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.87%) BigQuery
17 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
17 4 (0.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 130 (22.49%) Jenkins
2 127 (21.97%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 28 (4.84%) JIRA
5 22 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (3.63%) Appium
7 17 (2.94%) Selenium
8 16 (2.77%) Artifactory
8 16 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (2.60%) GitLab
10 14 (2.42%) GoCD
11 13 (2.25%) Subversion
11 13 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 12 (2.08%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.56%) Grunt
13 9 (1.56%) Maven
13 9 (1.56%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.21%) CircleCI
14 7 (1.21%) Travis CI
15 6 (1.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 77 (13.32%) Finance
2 24 (4.15%) Retail
3 19 (3.29%) Banking
4 11 (1.90%) Publishing
5 9 (1.56%) Games
5 9 (1.56%) Marketing
6 8 (1.38%) Front Office
7 6 (1.04%) Automotive
7 6 (1.04%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.87%) Law
9 4 (0.69%) Hindi Language
9 4 (0.69%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.35%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 257 (44.46%) Developer
2 157 (27.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 66 (11.42%) AWS Engineer
4 53 (9.17%) Java Developer
5 49 (8.48%) AWS DevOps
6 48 (8.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 42 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 38 (6.57%) Ruby Engineer
9 35 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
10 31 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
11 30 (5.19%) Software Engineer
12 28 (4.84%) Python Developer
13 27 (4.67%) Java Engineer
13 27 (4.67%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (4.33%) Ruby Developer
15 24 (4.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 24 (4.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 22 (3.81%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 22 (3.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (16.09%) Web Services
2 80 (13.84%) Node.js
3 64 (11.07%) REST
4 63 (10.90%) HTML
5 59 (10.21%) Elastic Stack
6 57 (9.86%) React
7 54 (9.34%) CSS
8 36 (6.23%) AngularJS
8 36 (6.23%) Kafka
9 35 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
10 27 (4.67%) React Native
11 25 (4.33%) Spring
12 23 (3.98%) jQuery
12 23 (3.98%) RESTful
12 23 (3.98%) Spring Boot
13 22 (3.81%) .NET
13 22 (3.81%) ActiveMQ
14 17 (2.94%) Flask
15 16 (2.77%) JSON
16 14 (2.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (4.15%) User Experience
3 22 (3.81%) Device Driver
4 21 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
6 15 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.25%) Cloud Native
7 13 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.08%) Fintech
9 11 (1.90%) Clustering
10 9 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.56%) Replication
11 7 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.04%) Bitcoin
12 6 (1.04%) Dash
12 6 (1.04%) Litecoin
12 6 (1.04%) Zcash
13 5 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 228 (39.45%) Linux
2 52 (9.00%) Unix
3 37 (6.40%) Ubuntu
4 31 (5.36%) CentOS
5 25 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (4.15%) CoreOS
7 18 (3.11%) Windows
8 15 (2.60%) Mac OS X
9 11 (1.90%) Mac OS
10 9 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.38%) Android
12 2 (0.35%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.35%) Fedora
12 2 (0.35%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Debian
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (45.50%) DevOps
2 260 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (25.78%) TDD
4 118 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (18.69%) Microservices
6 98 (16.96%) Software Engineering
7 84 (14.53%) Configuration Management
8 48 (8.30%) Kanban
9 47 (8.13%) BDD
9 47 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 47 (8.13%) Open Source
10 46 (7.96%) Scrum
11 34 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
12 30 (5.19%) Front End Development
12 30 (5.19%) OO
13 27 (4.67%) Pair Programming
13 27 (4.67%) Test Automation
14 26 (4.50%) E-Commerce
15 25 (4.33%) Machine Learning
15 25 (4.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 324 (56.06%) Python
2 237 (41.00%) Ruby
3 230 (39.79%) Java
4 154 (26.64%) JavaScript
5 98 (16.96%) Bash Shell
6 67 (11.59%) Scala
7 54 (9.34%) SQL
8 45 (7.79%) PHP
9 38 (6.57%) C#
10 30 (5.19%) Perl
11 24 (4.15%) C++
12 19 (3.29%) Groovy
13 15 (2.60%) C
14 13 (2.25%) Erlang
14 13 (2.25%) ES6
14 13 (2.25%) R
15 11 (1.90%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.73%) Haskell
17 8 (1.38%) PowerShell
18 7 (1.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 37 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.11%) Degree
4 11 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.56%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.42%) QA
2 6 (1.04%) GDPR
3 5 (0.87%) GCP
4 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 238 (41.18%) Docker
2 8 (1.38%) etcd
3 6 (1.04%) HDFS
4 5 (0.87%) Squid
4 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.69%) Varnish
6 3 (0.52%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.52%) Xen
7 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.35%) iptables
7 2 (0.35%) Snort
7 2 (0.35%) vCloud
7 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.35%) vSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 167 (28.89%) Kubernetes
2 160 (27.68%) Terraform
3 136 (23.53%) Ansible
4 88 (15.22%) Puppet
5 67 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (8.48%) Prometheus
7 36 (6.23%) Kibana
8 35 (6.06%) Grafana
8 35 (6.06%) logstash
8 35 (6.06%) Nagios
9 26 (4.50%) Consul
10 23 (3.98%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (3.98%) Icinga
11 22 (3.81%) Galera Cluster
11 22 (3.81%) Packer
12 21 (3.63%) Mesos
13 18 (3.11%) ZABBIX
14 14 (2.42%) Salt
14 14 (2.42%) Sysdig
15 11 (1.90%) Rancher
Vendors
1 86 (14.88%) Google
2 48 (8.30%) Red Hat
3 31 (5.36%) Oracle
4 30 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 25 (4.33%) Splunk
6 18 (3.11%) VMware
7 11 (1.90%) SaltStack
8 9 (1.56%) Rackspace
9 7 (1.21%) IBM
10 6 (1.04%) Monax
10 6 (1.04%) Santiment
11 5 (0.87%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.87%) New Relic
12 3 (0.52%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.52%) Black Duck
12 3 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
13 2 (0.35%) Perforce
13 2 (0.35%) SAP
13 2 (0.35%) Sybase
14 1 (0.17%) Cadence