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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 435 452 572
Rank change year-on-year +17 +120  
Contract jobs citing Go 167 192 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.35% 0.099%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.93% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 139 43
Median daily rate £503 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.78% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £454 £365
% change year-on-year +4.68% +24.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

Go is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Go
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Go as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 155 £513 -1.20% 94
London +23 113 £518 +3.50% 76
Yorkshire +21 16 £463 -15.90%
West Yorkshire +26 12 £350 -6.66%
Leeds +17 12 £350 -6.66%
East of England - 11 £675 - 1
Wales -4 10 £406 +8.33% 2
Hertfordshire - 10 £675 -
City of London +4 9 £525 -4.54% 22
South Wales +5 8 £406 +8.33% 2
Cardiff +4 6 £406 +8.33% 1
South Yorkshire +8 5 £525 +2.43%
Sheffield +2 5 £525 +2.43%
South East +1 5 £475 -20.83% 6
Hatfield - 5 £675 -
South West +5 4 £488 - 5
North East - 3 - -
North West +25 2 £475 +5.55% 4
Westminster +2 2 £631 +48.52% 6
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
Newport - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £488 - 2
Surrey +5 1 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 1 £500 - 1
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Camborne - 1 - - 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £555 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 256 (60.52%) DevOps
2 239 (56.50%) Java
3 209 (49.41%) Linux
4 204 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
5 195 (46.10%) Python
6 185 (43.74%) Ruby
7 175 (41.37%) Amazon AWS
8 171 (40.43%) Docker
9 142 (33.57%) Ansible
10 122 (28.84%) Opscode Chef
11 109 (25.77%) Git (software)
12 105 (24.82%) Puppet
13 104 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
14 102 (24.11%) Kubernetes
15 97 (22.93%) TDD
16 95 (22.46%) Jenkins
17 84 (19.86%) Configuration Management
17 84 (19.86%) Terraform
18 80 (18.91%) JavaScript
19 76 (17.97%) PostgreSQL
20 72 (17.02%) Security Cleared
21 70 (16.55%) Node.js
22 69 (16.31%) MongoDB
23 67 (15.84%) Open Source
24 66 (15.60%) HTML
24 66 (15.60%) HTTP
25 64 (15.13%) Microservices
26 63 (14.89%) REST
27 58 (13.71%) Scala
27 58 (13.71%) SC Cleared

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 43 (10.17%) OpenStack
2 36 (8.51%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (7.09%) Cloud Foundry
4 23 (5.44%) nginx
5 14 (3.31%) Apache
5 14 (3.31%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.36%) Ethereum
7 8 (1.89%) Hubot
7 8 (1.89%) Hyperledger
8 7 (1.65%) JBoss
9 6 (1.42%) Confluence
10 5 (1.18%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.95%) WordPress
12 3 (0.71%) IIS
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) Jetty
13 1 (0.24%) SAS
13 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 175 (41.37%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (10.87%) GitHub
2 46 (10.87%) PaaS
3 33 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (5.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 23 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (4.73%) IaaS
7 13 (3.07%) Amazon S3
7 13 (3.07%) Datadog
7 13 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (2.60%) Route 53
9 10 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (1.65%) Heroku
12 5 (1.18%) Bluemix
12 5 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (15.60%) HTTP
2 37 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.49%) SSL
4 10 (2.36%) DNS
5 8 (1.89%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.18%) Internet
6 5 (1.18%) VPN
7 4 (0.95%) Firewall
7 4 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.71%) AMQP
9 2 (0.47%) LDAP
10 1 (0.24%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.24%) Intranet
10 1 (0.24%) SNMP
10 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.97%) PostgreSQL
2 69 (16.31%) MongoDB
3 50 (11.82%) MySQL
4 42 (9.93%) Redis
5 27 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 22 (5.20%) NoSQL
7 18 (4.26%) Big Data
7 18 (4.26%) SQL Server
8 16 (3.78%) Blockchain
9 14 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (3.31%) Neo4j
10 10 (2.36%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.89%) Tick Data
12 7 (1.65%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.65%) Riak
13 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.71%) HBase
15 2 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.24%) OpenTSDB
16 1 (0.24%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 109 (25.77%) Git (software)
2 95 (22.46%) Jenkins
3 45 (10.64%) JIRA
4 35 (8.27%) Maven
5 22 (5.20%) Gradle
6 20 (4.73%) Vagrant
7 19 (4.49%) Cucumber
8 18 (4.26%) Subversion
9 17 (4.02%) Ant
9 17 (4.02%) Bitbucket
10 14 (3.31%) Bazaar
10 14 (3.31%) Mercurial
11 12 (2.84%) Travis CI
12 11 (2.60%) GoCD
13 9 (2.13%) Artifactory
13 9 (2.13%) JUnit
14 7 (1.65%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.42%) Hudson
15 6 (1.42%) Mockito
15 6 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (10.64%) Finance
2 17 (4.02%) Marketing
2 17 (4.02%) Retail
3 14 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.07%) Banking
5 12 (2.84%) Electronics
5 12 (2.84%) Front Office
5 12 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.13%) Games
7 8 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 211 (49.88%) Developer
2 138 (32.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 72 (17.02%) Java Developer
4 33 (7.80%) AWS DevOps
5 27 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
5 27 (6.38%) Senior Developer
6 26 (6.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 25 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
8 24 (5.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 22 (5.20%) Python Developer
9 22 (5.20%) Ruby Developer
10 20 (4.73%) Senior DevOps
10 20 (4.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.78%) Java Engineer
11 16 (3.78%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 15 (3.55%) Architect
12 15 (3.55%) WebOps Engineer
13 14 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (3.31%) Consultant
14 13 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.55%) Node.js
2 66 (15.60%) HTML
3 63 (14.89%) REST
4 47 (11.11%) Spring
5 42 (9.93%) Elastic Stack
5 42 (9.93%) JSON
5 42 (9.93%) Web Services
6 39 (9.22%) AngularJS
7 36 (8.51%) RESTful
8 34 (8.04%) CSS
8 34 (8.04%) HTML5
8 34 (8.04%) Kafka
9 32 (7.57%) Spring Boot
10 30 (7.09%) RabbitMQ
11 23 (5.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 19 (4.49%) Hibernate
13 18 (4.26%) iXBRL
14 17 (4.02%) Dropwizard
15 13 (3.07%) JAX-RS
15 13 (3.07%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.91%) Algorithms
2 23 (5.44%) Data Structures
3 14 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.07%) Fintech
5 12 (2.84%) User Experience
6 9 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.65%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.65%) Minimum Viable Product
8 5 (1.18%) Blog
9 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.71%) Bitcoin
10 3 (0.71%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.71%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 209 (49.41%) Linux
2 54 (12.77%) CoreOS
3 41 (9.69%) Unix
4 34 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (7.33%) Windows
6 26 (6.15%) Ubuntu
7 14 (3.31%) Mac OS
8 12 (2.84%) Mac OS X
9 11 (2.60%) RancherOS
10 8 (1.89%) CentOS
11 7 (1.65%) Android
11 7 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.18%) Solaris
13 2 (0.47%) Debian
13 2 (0.47%) SUSE
13 2 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (60.52%) DevOps
2 204 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (22.93%) TDD
5 84 (19.86%) Configuration Management
6 67 (15.84%) Open Source
7 64 (15.13%) Microservices
8 58 (13.71%) Scrum
9 49 (11.58%) Continuous Delivery
10 47 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 45 (10.64%) BDD
12 36 (8.51%) OO
13 34 (8.04%) Kanban
14 29 (6.86%) High Availability
15 24 (5.67%) Web Operations
16 22 (5.20%) Continuous Deployment
17 20 (4.73%) E-Commerce
17 20 (4.73%) OOD
17 20 (4.73%) Web Development
18 19 (4.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 239 (56.50%) Java
2 195 (46.10%) Python
3 185 (43.74%) Ruby
4 80 (18.91%) JavaScript
5 58 (13.71%) Scala
6 45 (10.64%) Bash Shell
7 35 (8.27%) Perl
8 33 (7.80%) C++
8 33 (7.80%) PHP
9 30 (7.09%) Rust
10 26 (6.15%) Clojure
11 24 (5.67%) C
12 20 (4.73%) SQL
13 19 (4.49%) F#
14 18 (4.26%) PowerShell
15 17 (4.02%) C#
16 8 (1.89%) CoffeeScript
17 7 (1.65%) Haskell
17 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
18 6 (1.42%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 72 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.60%) Degree
4 10 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.89%) PhD
6 2 (0.47%) CISA
6 2 (0.47%) CISM
6 2 (0.47%) CISSP
6 2 (0.47%) GSEC
7 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.02%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) GCP
3 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 171 (40.43%) Docker
2 13 (3.07%) etcd
2 13 (3.07%) flannel
3 8 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.95%) LXC
5 4 (0.95%) vCloud
5 4 (0.95%) vSphere
6 3 (0.71%) Ceph
6 3 (0.71%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.71%) NFS
7 2 (0.47%) HDFS
7 2 (0.47%) KVM
7 2 (0.47%) Squid
7 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.47%) Xen
8 1 (0.24%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Varnish
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 142 (33.57%) Ansible
2 122 (28.84%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (24.82%) Puppet
4 102 (24.11%) Kubernetes
5 84 (19.86%) Terraform
6 37 (8.75%) Salt
7 33 (7.80%) Sysdig
8 24 (5.67%) Mesos
9 21 (4.96%) Consul
10 20 (4.73%) rkt
11 17 (4.02%) logstash
12 16 (3.78%) Nagios
13 13 (3.07%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (3.07%) Marathon
14 12 (2.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 12 (2.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 11 (2.60%) Rancher
16 10 (2.36%) ZABBIX
17 6 (1.42%) Packer
18 4 (0.95%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 37 (8.75%) Google
2 15 (3.55%) Red Hat
3 14 (3.31%) SaltStack
4 13 (3.07%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.07%) Oracle
4 13 (3.07%) VMware
5 12 (2.84%) SAP
6 7 (1.65%) New Relic
6 7 (1.65%) Splunk
7 4 (0.95%) AppDynamics
7 4 (0.95%) Cloudera
7 4 (0.95%) PagerDuty
7 4 (0.95%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.47%) EMC
8 2 (0.47%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.47%) IBM
8 2 (0.47%) Isilon
9 1 (0.24%) HP
9 1 (0.24%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.24%) Zend
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £340 per day on a 3 month rolling contract
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £400 per day for a 3-24 month contract
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dyson
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600 per day on a rolling 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £250-£350
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 -£400pd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-£400
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400- £500
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 15 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Posted: 15 days ago