Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 262 242 339
Rank change year-on-year -20 +97 -6
Contract jobs citing Go 928 402 611
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.08% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 2.58% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 288 454
10th Percentile £400 £384 £413
25th Percentile £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -5.45% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £625
90th Percentile £700 £650 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
10th Percentile £34.95 " "
25th Percentile £48.91 " £25.25
Median hourly rate £74.39 £60.00 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.98% +66.67% -20.00%
75th Percentile £101.41 " £47.63
90th Percentile £116.32 " £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year - +23.71% +7.78%

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 35,187 15,581 33,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.33% 41.83% 41.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,544 10,927 23,458
10th Percentile £363 £310 £325
25th Percentile £430 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 362 622
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £17.02
25th Percentile £26.25 £22.50 £29.13
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +13.10% -4.00% +4.55%
75th Percentile £58.75 £49.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £58.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.48 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +8.27% -3.45% +2.35%

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 2 December 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 2021. 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 -11 781 £550 +4.76% 427
London -40 467 £575 +4.55% 275
Work from Home -43 321 £550 +4.76% 113
UK excluding London -26 244 £450 - 168
North of England +21 133 £405 -1.82% 73
North West +30 117 £400 -3.03% 51
South East -79 43 £513 +7.89% 16
South West -40 24 £488 +21.88% 20
East of England -34 17 £600 +41.18% 10
Midlands -66 17 £500 +23.46% 26
Yorkshire -39 16 £450 -2.70% 18
West Midlands -60 14 £538 +19.44% 22
Scotland -64 11 £620 +30.53% 15
East Midlands -44 3 £436 +8.88% 4
Wales -38 2 £375 -25.00% 6

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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.

1 470 (50.65%) Python
2 408 (43.97%) Kubernetes
3 389 (41.92%) AWS
4 386 (41.59%) Java
5 314 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
6 308 (33.19%) Docker
7 301 (32.44%) Terraform
8 271 (29.20%) DevOps
9 264 (28.45%) Software Engineering
10 253 (27.26%) Azure
11 245 (26.40%) JavaScript
12 225 (24.25%) Microservices
13 221 (23.81%) GCP
14 195 (21.01%) Jenkins
15 194 (20.91%) Linux
16 181 (19.50%) C#
17 170 (18.32%) Git (software)
18 157 (16.92%) Ruby
19 147 (15.84%) Ansible
20 141 (15.19%) Infrastructure as Code
20 141 (15.19%) Social Skills
21 140 (15.09%) SQL
22 129 (13.90%) .NET
23 114 (12.28%) Bash Shell
24 113 (12.18%) Node.js
25 109 (11.75%) TDD
26 107 (11.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
27 102 (10.99%) C++
27 102 (10.99%) NoSQL
28 99 (10.67%) Kafka

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 33 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (2.48%) Apache Spark
2 23 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (2.37%) Confluence
3 22 (2.37%) nginx
4 20 (2.16%) Apache
5 19 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.19%) Traefik
8 8 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.32%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.32%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.32%) Mule
13 2 (0.22%) CMS
13 2 (0.22%) Drupal
13 2 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Magento
2 4 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.43%) Shopify
3 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 389 (41.92%) AWS
2 253 (27.26%) Azure
3 221 (23.81%) GCP
4 97 (10.45%) GitHub
5 73 (7.87%) Serverless
6 53 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
7 50 (5.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 46 (4.96%) PaaS
9 31 (3.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 30 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (3.23%) OpenShift
11 28 (3.02%) Azure Functions
11 28 (3.02%) SaaS
12 27 (2.91%) Azure Storage
13 26 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 23 (2.48%) Azure Logic Apps
15 22 (2.37%) GitHub Actions
16 20 (2.16%) Amazon S3
17 18 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (1.83%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.88%) DNS
2 19 (2.05%) Internet
3 16 (1.72%) HTTP
4 14 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.40%) Firewall
6 10 (1.08%) Wireless
7 9 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.86%) DHCP
8 8 (0.86%) VLAN
8 8 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.75%) Bluetooth
9 7 (0.75%) IPv4
9 7 (0.75%) Network Security
9 7 (0.75%) ZigBee
10 6 (0.65%) VPN
11 5 (0.54%) MQTT
12 4 (0.43%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.43%) IPv6
12 4 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.43%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.99%) NoSQL
2 55 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 51 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.20%) MySQL
5 38 (4.09%) Big Data
6 33 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 31 (3.34%) Relational Database
8 30 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 25 (2.69%) Redis
10 22 (2.37%) SQL Server
11 21 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.72%) BigQuery
14 12 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (1.08%) Aerospike
17 9 (0.97%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.75%) Blockchain
19 6 (0.65%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 195 (21.01%) Jenkins
2 170 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 78 (8.41%) GitLab
4 56 (6.03%) JIRA
5 36 (3.88%) CircleCI
6 19 (2.05%) Maven
7 18 (1.94%) Selenium
8 17 (1.83%) GoCD
9 13 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.29%) Artifactory
10 12 (1.29%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.19%) Gradle
12 10 (1.08%) Postman
12 10 (1.08%) RSpec
13 9 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.97%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.97%) Visual Studio Code
14 8 (0.86%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.75%) Travis CI
15 7 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 141 (15.19%) Social Skills
2 94 (10.13%) Finance
3 50 (5.39%) Games
4 47 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.88%) Retail
6 32 (3.45%) Banking
6 32 (3.45%) Public Sector
7 23 (2.48%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (1.62%) Front Office
8 15 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.86%) Law
9 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.86%) Marketing
10 7 (0.75%) Military
11 6 (0.65%) Automotive
11 6 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (0.65%) Police
12 5 (0.54%) Advertising
12 5 (0.54%) Electronics
12 5 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 350 (37.72%) Developer
2 102 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 101 (10.88%) Software Engineer
4 61 (6.57%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 52 (5.60%) Site Engineer
6 48 (5.17%) Architect
7 45 (4.85%) AWS Engineer
8 42 (4.53%) Senior Developer
9 31 (3.34%) Java Developer
10 29 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
11 27 (2.91%) Azure Developer
11 27 (2.91%) C# Developer
11 27 (2.91%) Data Engineer
12 22 (2.37%) Software Developer
13 20 (2.16%) Platform Engineer
14 19 (2.05%) Cloud Engineer
14 19 (2.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 19 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (1.94%) Cloud Developer
15 18 (1.94%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (13.90%) .NET
2 113 (12.18%) Node.js
3 99 (10.67%) Kafka
4 82 (8.84%) React
5 76 (8.19%) REST
6 44 (4.74%) AngularJS
7 42 (4.53%) Web Services
8 41 (4.42%) Spring Boot
9 38 (4.09%) Spring
10 37 (3.99%) HTML
11 33 (3.56%) RESTful
12 32 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
13 31 (3.34%) Elastic Stack
14 29 (3.13%) JSON
15 28 (3.02%) CSS
16 27 (2.91%) .NET Core
16 27 (2.91%) gRPC
17 26 (2.80%) GraphQL
18 25 (2.69%) Vue.js
19 21 (2.26%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.81%) Cloud Native
2 52 (5.60%) Public Cloud
3 31 (3.34%) Legacy Systems
4 24 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 20 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (2.16%) User Experience
7 19 (2.05%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.62%) Legacy Code
10 13 (1.40%) Clustering
10 13 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.40%) PKI
11 11 (1.19%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.75%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 194 (20.91%) Linux
2 56 (6.03%) Windows
3 46 (4.96%) Unix
4 29 (3.13%) CentOS
5 25 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.05%) Ubuntu
7 13 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.19%) Android
9 7 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.75%) VMS
10 6 (0.65%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.65%) Debian
10 6 (0.65%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.32%) Alpine Linux
11 3 (0.32%) Fedora
11 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.32%) Solaris
11 3 (0.32%) SUSE
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (29.20%) DevOps
3 264 (28.45%) Software Engineering
4 225 (24.25%) Microservices
5 141 (15.19%) Infrastructure as Code
6 109 (11.75%) TDD
7 107 (11.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 95 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (10.13%) Full Stack Development
10 87 (9.38%) Test Automation
11 78 (8.41%) OO
12 75 (8.08%) Configuration Management
13 69 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
14 66 (7.11%) OOP
15 54 (5.82%) Clean Code
16 51 (5.50%) Continuous Deployment
17 49 (5.28%) Open Source
18 48 (5.17%) Analytics
18 48 (5.17%) Deployment Automation
18 48 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 470 (50.65%) Python
2 386 (41.59%) Java
3 245 (26.40%) JavaScript
4 181 (19.50%) C#
5 157 (16.92%) Ruby
6 140 (15.09%) SQL
7 114 (12.28%) Bash Shell
8 102 (10.99%) C++
9 84 (9.05%) PHP
10 79 (8.51%) Scala
11 69 (7.44%) TypeScript
12 50 (5.39%) PowerShell
13 33 (3.56%) T-SQL
14 32 (3.45%) VB.NET
15 28 (3.02%) Perl
16 26 (2.80%) PL/SQL
17 25 (2.69%) Shell Script
18 24 (2.59%) C
19 22 (2.37%) Kotlin
20 21 (2.26%) Rust
Qualifications
1 49 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 36 (3.88%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.66%) Degree
4 19 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.75%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.43%) CCNA
6 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.43%) CISM
6 4 (0.43%) CISSP
6 4 (0.43%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.32%) RHCE
7 3 (0.32%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.22%) GIAC
8 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.22%) OSCP
8 2 (0.22%) SANS
8 2 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.91%) QA
2 11 (1.19%) NCSC
3 10 (1.08%) SLA
4 9 (0.97%) Accessibility
5 7 (0.75%) WCAG
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) NIST
7 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) RMADS
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 308 (33.19%) Docker
2 31 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.54%) iptables
5 4 (0.43%) KVM
5 4 (0.43%) NFS
5 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.43%) vSphere
5 4 (0.43%) Xen
6 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (0.32%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.22%) Squid
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 408 (43.97%) Kubernetes
2 301 (32.44%) Terraform
3 147 (15.84%) Ansible
4 90 (9.70%) Puppet
5 82 (8.84%) Prometheus
6 75 (8.08%) Grafana
7 38 (4.09%) Istio
8 36 (3.88%) Consul
9 33 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (3.13%) Packer
11 18 (1.94%) Kibana
12 17 (1.83%) HAProxy
13 14 (1.51%) logstash
14 12 (1.29%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (1.29%) Icinga
15 11 (1.19%) Graphite
15 11 (1.19%) linkerd
15 11 (1.19%) Nagios
15 11 (1.19%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 86 (9.27%) Google
2 44 (4.74%) Oracle
3 42 (4.53%) VMware
4 32 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 31 (3.34%) MuleSoft
6 22 (2.37%) Red Hat
7 21 (2.26%) Splunk
8 16 (1.72%) PagerDuty
9 14 (1.51%) SAP
10 12 (1.29%) IBM
11 11 (1.19%) Dynatrace
12 9 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.97%) New Relic
12 9 (0.97%) SaltStack
13 8 (0.86%) Vertica
14 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.54%) Cloudera
15 5 (0.54%) Hortonworks
15 5 (0.54%) hybris
15 5 (0.54%) ServiceNow