Period
to 18 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 18 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 527 788
Rank change year-on-year +101 +261 +39
Contract jobs citing Go 553 399 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.38% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 0.94% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 301 111
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.26% -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 42856 42621 44072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.33% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 29285 29821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £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 796 887 1042
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%
10th Percentile £16.07 £14.30 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +121 530 £525 +5.00% 90
London +47 410 £525 +0.96% 61
UK excluding London +80 137 £500 - 32
South East +50 68 £500 +14.29% 2
North of England +63 29 £400 -20.00% 12
Yorkshire +20 15 £400 -27.27% 5
Midlands +32 14 £350 -31.71% 9
North West +29 14 £425 +21.43% 7
Wales +15 12 £425 -19.05% 3
West Midlands +42 9 £350 -36.36% 5
Scotland - 7 £475 -
South West +11 4 £463 +2.78% 3
East Midlands +6 3 £400 -23.81% 4
East of England -24 3 £550 -8.33% 3

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 351 (63.47%) Python
2 297 (53.71%) DevOps
3 296 (53.53%) Java
4 270 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (48.10%) Linux
6 265 (47.92%) Ruby
7 258 (46.65%) Amazon AWS
8 228 (41.23%) Docker
9 163 (29.48%) Ansible
10 146 (26.40%) TDD
11 139 (25.14%) Jenkins
12 136 (24.59%) Kubernetes
12 136 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
13 131 (23.69%) Terraform
14 114 (20.61%) Git (software)
15 113 (20.43%) Bash Shell
16 105 (18.99%) Puppet
16 105 (18.99%) JavaScript
17 103 (18.63%) Configuration Management
18 99 (17.90%) Microservices
19 95 (17.18%) Finance
20 86 (15.55%) MySQL
21 84 (15.19%) Scala
22 80 (14.47%) Node.js
23 79 (14.29%) Unix
24 71 (12.84%) Web Services
24 71 (12.84%) MongoDB
24 71 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
25 69 (12.48%) Kanban
25 69 (12.48%) Software Engineering

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 62 (11.21%) Cloud Foundry
2 56 (10.13%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (6.33%) nginx
4 28 (5.06%) Tomcat
5 23 (4.16%) OpenStack
6 19 (3.44%) Apache
7 13 (2.35%) Confluence
8 11 (1.99%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.63%) CMS
10 5 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.72%) IIS
11 4 (0.72%) Jetty
11 4 (0.72%) Mongrel
11 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.54%) Hubot
13 2 (0.36%) Hyperledger
13 2 (0.36%) JBoss
14 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.18%) Drupal
14 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 258 (46.65%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (12.48%) PaaS
3 58 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (8.68%) GitHub
5 35 (6.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (5.24%) OpenShift
7 21 (3.80%) IaaS
8 18 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (2.71%) Amazon S3
11 14 (2.53%) Heroku
11 14 (2.53%) Route 53
11 14 (2.53%) SaaS
11 14 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (1.99%) Bluemix
13 11 (1.99%) G Suite
13 11 (1.99%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 68 (12.30%) HTTP
2 55 (9.95%) TCP/IP
3 39 (7.05%) SSL
4 33 (5.97%) DNS
5 15 (2.71%) HTTPS
6 13 (2.35%) Firewall
7 12 (2.17%) ICMP
8 9 (1.63%) Internet
9 8 (1.45%) VPN
10 7 (1.27%) Network Security
11 5 (0.90%) FTP
11 5 (0.90%) LDAP
12 4 (0.72%) SSH
13 3 (0.54%) DHCP
13 3 (0.54%) IPsec
13 3 (0.54%) SMS
14 2 (0.36%) AMQP
14 2 (0.36%) Software-Defined Networking
15 1 (0.18%) BGP
15 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.55%) MySQL
2 71 (12.84%) MongoDB
3 64 (11.57%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (9.04%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.42%) Big Data
5 30 (5.42%) Hadoop
6 28 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 26 (4.70%) Redis
7 26 (4.70%) SQL Server
8 22 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.35%) Neo4j
10 12 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (1.45%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.08%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.90%) HBase
16 2 (0.36%) DataStax
16 2 (0.36%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 139 (25.14%) Jenkins
2 114 (20.61%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.88%) JIRA
4 23 (4.16%) Cucumber
5 21 (3.80%) GitLab
5 21 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (3.62%) Artifactory
7 18 (3.25%) Maven
8 17 (3.07%) Vagrant
9 14 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.53%) Travis CI
10 13 (2.35%) Selenium
10 13 (2.35%) Subversion
11 10 (1.81%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (1.63%) Ant
12 9 (1.63%) GoCD
13 8 (1.45%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.27%) Appium
15 6 (1.08%) RSpec
General
1 95 (17.18%) Finance
2 40 (7.23%) Banking
3 18 (3.25%) Games
4 17 (3.07%) Marketing
5 16 (2.89%) Retail
6 12 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.99%) Electronics
8 10 (1.81%) Automotive
8 10 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.81%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.08%) Publishing
10 5 (0.90%) Hindi Language
10 5 (0.90%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.54%) Back Office
11 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 195 (35.26%) Developer
2 168 (30.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 70 (12.66%) AWS Engineer
3 70 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 52 (9.40%) AWS DevOps
5 50 (9.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 49 (8.86%) Cloud Engineer
7 38 (6.87%) Linux Engineer
7 38 (6.87%) Python Developer
8 36 (6.51%) Java Engineer
8 36 (6.51%) Senior Developer
9 31 (5.61%) Ruby Engineer
10 30 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (5.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 27 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 26 (4.70%) Senior DevOps
14 23 (4.16%) Ruby Developer
14 23 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 22 (3.98%) Senior Java Engineer
16 21 (3.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.47%) Node.js
2 71 (12.84%) Web Services
3 64 (11.57%) Elastic Stack
4 56 (10.13%) HTML
4 56 (10.13%) REST
5 49 (8.86%) Spring
6 46 (8.32%) CSS
7 41 (7.41%) Spring Boot
8 35 (6.33%) Kafka
9 27 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
10 26 (4.70%) Flask
11 23 (4.16%) RESTful
12 22 (3.98%) React
13 21 (3.80%) .NET
14 18 (3.25%) ActiveMQ
14 18 (3.25%) Ruby on Rails
15 15 (2.71%) Django
16 14 (2.53%) AngularJS
16 14 (2.53%) HTML5
17 13 (2.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.42%) Cloud Native
2 29 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 18 (3.25%) Device Driver
5 18 (3.25%) Enterprise Cloud
6 17 (3.07%) Fintech
7 15 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.17%) PKI
9 11 (1.99%) Blog
9 11 (1.99%) Replication
9 11 (1.99%) User Experience
10 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.27%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 266 (48.10%) Linux
2 79 (14.29%) Unix
3 39 (7.05%) Ubuntu
4 30 (5.42%) CoreOS
5 26 (4.70%) Windows
6 22 (3.98%) Mac OS
6 22 (3.98%) Mac OS X
7 20 (3.62%) CentOS
8 13 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.99%) Android
10 9 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.08%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.54%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.36%) RancherOS
14 1 (0.18%) Debian
14 1 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (53.71%) DevOps
2 270 (48.82%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (26.40%) TDD
4 136 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (18.63%) Configuration Management
6 99 (17.90%) Microservices
7 69 (12.48%) Kanban
7 69 (12.48%) Software Engineering
8 64 (11.57%) Open Source
9 54 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 46 (8.32%) BDD
11 41 (7.41%) Pair Programming
12 38 (6.87%) Scrum
13 35 (6.33%) Test Automation
14 29 (5.24%) Extreme Programming
14 29 (5.24%) High Availability
14 29 (5.24%) OO
15 28 (5.06%) E-Commerce
16 26 (4.70%) Front End Development
16 26 (4.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 351 (63.47%) Python
2 296 (53.53%) Java
3 265 (47.92%) Ruby
4 113 (20.43%) Bash Shell
5 105 (18.99%) JavaScript
6 84 (15.19%) Scala
7 56 (10.13%) SQL
8 35 (6.33%) PHP
9 33 (5.97%) C++
10 31 (5.61%) C#
11 28 (5.06%) Perl
12 21 (3.80%) C
12 21 (3.80%) Groovy
13 16 (2.89%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.17%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.45%) R
16 7 (1.27%) Clojure
16 7 (1.27%) ES6
17 6 (1.08%) Erlang
18 4 (0.72%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 49 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.71%) Degree
4 8 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.72%) 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 18 (3.25%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.36%) GCP
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 228 (41.23%) Docker
2 15 (2.71%) etcd
3 13 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.27%) flannel
4 7 (1.27%) Varnish
5 5 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.90%) Ceph
5 5 (0.90%) GlusterFS
5 5 (0.90%) SkyDNS
5 5 (0.90%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.72%) HDFS
6 4 (0.72%) Xen
7 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
7 2 (0.36%) zsh
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 163 (29.48%) Ansible
2 136 (24.59%) Kubernetes
3 131 (23.69%) Terraform
4 105 (18.99%) Puppet
5 71 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (9.40%) Prometheus
7 51 (9.22%) logstash
8 46 (8.32%) Kibana
9 36 (6.51%) Grafana
10 30 (5.42%) Nagios
11 24 (4.34%) Mesos
12 23 (4.16%) Salt
13 20 (3.62%) Consul
14 19 (3.44%) Icinga
15 18 (3.25%) Galera Cluster
16 15 (2.71%) ZABBIX
17 14 (2.53%) Sysdig
18 13 (2.35%) Graphite
18 13 (2.35%) HAProxy
19 9 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 68 (12.30%) Google
2 44 (7.96%) VMware
3 37 (6.69%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.97%) Red Hat
5 31 (5.61%) Splunk
6 23 (4.16%) Oracle
7 14 (2.53%) SaltStack
8 11 (1.99%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.81%) SAP
10 9 (1.63%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.72%) Apple
11 4 (0.72%) Black Duck
11 4 (0.72%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.72%) IBM
11 4 (0.72%) New Relic
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe
12 1 (0.18%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.18%) Cadence
12 1 (0.18%) Perforce
12 1 (0.18%) Sun