Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 316 365 394
Rank change year-on-year +49 +29 +75
Contract jobs citing Go 474 682 596
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 1.62% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 485 440
Median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.46%
10th Percentile £413 £394 £388
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £54.25 £61.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +36.11% -
10th Percentile £38.53 £53.13 £42.50
90th Percentile £77.33 £68.38 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 - £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 25,577 42,022 43,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.55% 43.17% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,275 29,355 30,313
Median daily rate £480 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 692 786
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.50 £16.56
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.78
Median hourly rate £39.77 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.42% +6.25% -

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 16 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 29 March 2020. 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 +39 439 £550 - 287
London +34 305 £575 +4.31% 191
UK excluding London +100 159 £500 +6.38% 108
North of England +82 62 £525 +5.00% 27
Yorkshire +78 43 £530 +8.72% 9
South East +76 38 £475 +15.15% 23
Wales +53 23 £500 +29.03% 7
North West +41 14 £440 -14.15% 13
South West +7 11 £575 +15.00% 16
Midlands +48 10 £500 +17.65% 14
West Midlands +46 9 £500 +33.33% 12
East of England +31 8 £490 +30.67% 14
Work from Home +11 8 £525 -12.50% 22
Scotland +12 7 £550 +4.76% 7
North East - 5 £400 - 5
East Midlands +28 1 £400 -27.27% 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 309 (65.19%) Python
2 229 (48.31%) AWS
3 203 (42.83%) Kubernetes
4 195 (41.14%) DevOps
5 186 (39.24%) Docker
6 182 (38.40%) Java
7 173 (36.50%) Terraform
8 167 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
9 153 (32.28%) GCP
10 126 (26.58%) JavaScript
11 124 (26.16%) Linux
11 124 (26.16%) Ruby
12 122 (25.74%) Ansible
13 115 (24.26%) Microservices
14 103 (21.73%) Infrastructure as Code
15 102 (21.52%) Git (software)
16 99 (20.89%) Azure
17 92 (19.41%) Node.js
18 87 (18.35%) Bash Shell
19 86 (18.14%) Jenkins
20 82 (17.30%) Software Engineering
21 80 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
22 71 (14.98%) TDD
22 71 (14.98%) Kafka
23 67 (14.14%) Finance
24 66 (13.92%) Google
25 64 (13.50%) Security Cleared
25 64 (13.50%) GitHub
26 63 (13.29%) Puppet
27 55 (11.60%) Serverless

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 38 (8.02%) Elasticsearch
2 35 (7.38%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.53%) Confluence
3 12 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 10 (2.11%) Apache
5 6 (1.27%) Ethereum
5 6 (1.27%) nginx
5 6 (1.27%) SAS
6 5 (1.05%) Jupyter
6 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.84%) IIS
8 3 (0.63%) JBoss
8 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.42%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.42%) Luigi
10 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.21%) Quorum
1 1 (0.21%) R3 Corda
1 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 229 (48.31%) AWS
2 153 (32.28%) GCP
3 99 (20.89%) Azure
4 64 (13.50%) GitHub
5 55 (11.60%) Serverless
6 40 (8.44%) AWS Lambda
7 37 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (5.70%) Amazon EKS
9 26 (5.49%) OpenShift
10 25 (5.27%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (4.64%) Amazon S3
12 19 (4.01%) PaaS
13 18 (3.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (3.38%) Amazon Cognito
14 16 (3.38%) Amazon EMR
14 16 (3.38%) Amazon Kinesis
15 14 (2.95%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (1.90%) Route 53
18 8 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.64%) Firewall
2 20 (4.22%) HTTP
3 16 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.16%) DNS
5 11 (2.32%) SSL
6 5 (1.05%) Internet
7 4 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.63%) DHCP
8 3 (0.63%) SAN
8 3 (0.63%) SMTP
8 3 (0.63%) VLAN
9 2 (0.42%) BGP
9 2 (0.42%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.42%) SNMP
9 2 (0.42%) VPN
10 1 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.18%) NoSQL
2 49 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (8.44%) Big Data
4 38 (8.02%) MongoDB
5 29 (6.12%) MySQL
6 24 (5.06%) Hadoop
7 21 (4.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (4.43%) Redis
8 20 (4.22%) Blockchain
8 20 (4.22%) SQL Server
9 15 (3.16%) Apache Hive
10 14 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.53%) Flink
12 11 (2.32%) HBase
13 10 (2.11%) BigQuery
13 10 (2.11%) Neo4j
14 9 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (1.27%) Sqoop
17 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 102 (21.52%) Git (software)
2 86 (18.14%) Jenkins
3 54 (11.39%) GitLab
4 35 (7.38%) Artifactory
4 35 (7.38%) JIRA
5 26 (5.49%) CircleCI
6 23 (4.85%) Bitbucket
7 17 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (3.38%) Selenium
9 13 (2.74%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.69%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.48%) Snyk
12 6 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.05%) Gerrit
13 5 (1.05%) Hudson
13 5 (1.05%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.84%) JUnit
14 4 (0.84%) Maven
14 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.63%) Robot Framework
General
1 67 (14.14%) Finance
2 35 (7.38%) Banking
3 28 (5.91%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.32%) Marketing
5 10 (2.11%) Advertising
6 7 (1.48%) Retail
6 7 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.84%) French Language
9 3 (0.63%) Electronics
9 3 (0.63%) Games
9 3 (0.63%) Legal
9 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 158 (33.33%) Developer
2 118 (24.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (8.86%) AWS Engineer
4 36 (7.59%) Platform Engineer
5 35 (7.38%) AWS DevOps
6 34 (7.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 30 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 27 (5.70%) Architect
8 27 (5.70%) Software Engineer
9 23 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 21 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (3.80%) Java Developer
11 18 (3.80%) Python Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Senior DevOps
12 15 (3.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 14 (2.95%) AWS Developer
13 14 (2.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 14 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (2.53%) PHP Developer
14 12 (2.53%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (19.41%) Node.js
2 71 (14.98%) Kafka
3 47 (9.92%) React
4 38 (8.02%) Elastic Stack
4 38 (8.02%) Web Services
5 30 (6.33%) REST
6 23 (4.85%) .NET
7 22 (4.64%) AngularJS
8 21 (4.43%) Redux
9 19 (4.01%) CSS
9 19 (4.01%) HTML
9 19 (4.01%) RESTful
10 17 (3.59%) JSON
11 15 (3.16%) gRPC
12 13 (2.74%) GraphQL
13 12 (2.53%) Spring
13 12 (2.53%) XML
14 11 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (2.11%) OAuth
15 10 (2.11%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.27%) Cloud Native
2 21 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.59%) Algorithms
4 16 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.16%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.16%) User Experience
6 14 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.90%) PKI
8 8 (1.69%) Replication
9 6 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.05%) Bitcoin
10 5 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.84%) Clustering
12 3 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (26.16%) Linux
2 19 (4.01%) CentOS
3 18 (3.80%) Windows
4 17 (3.59%) CoreOS
5 15 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.90%) Unix
8 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.63%) Android
10 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (41.14%) DevOps
2 167 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (24.26%) Microservices
4 103 (21.73%) Infrastructure as Code
5 82 (17.30%) Software Engineering
6 80 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (14.98%) TDD
8 45 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (8.65%) Configuration Management
10 38 (8.02%) Open Source
11 35 (7.38%) Data Science
12 34 (7.17%) Scrum
13 32 (6.75%) BDD
14 26 (5.49%) High Availability
15 25 (5.27%) Test Automation
16 23 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (4.64%) Analytics
18 20 (4.22%) Continuous Deployment
18 20 (4.22%) Machine Learning
18 20 (4.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 309 (65.19%) Python
2 182 (38.40%) Java
3 126 (26.58%) JavaScript
4 124 (26.16%) Ruby
5 87 (18.35%) Bash Shell
6 53 (11.18%) Scala
7 51 (10.76%) SQL
8 45 (9.49%) C#
9 28 (5.91%) C++
10 26 (5.49%) Groovy
11 25 (5.27%) Rust
12 22 (4.64%) Perl
13 21 (4.43%) TypeScript
14 18 (3.80%) PowerShell
15 17 (3.59%) C
16 16 (3.38%) PHP
17 15 (3.16%) Kotlin
17 15 (3.16%) R
18 10 (2.11%) Haskell
19 8 (1.69%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 64 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.85%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.32%) Degree
4 11 (2.32%) MCSA
4 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.84%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.42%) CSPO
8 1 (0.21%) CCNA
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.32%) QA
2 8 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.48%) NCSC
4 4 (0.84%) PSD2
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 186 (39.24%) Docker
2 20 (4.22%) HDFS
3 10 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.05%) vSphere
7 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.63%) NFS
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.21%) etcd
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.21%) Varnish
9 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 203 (42.83%) Kubernetes
2 173 (36.50%) Terraform
3 122 (25.74%) Ansible
4 63 (13.29%) Puppet
5 52 (10.97%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (6.33%) Prometheus
7 18 (3.80%) Grafana
7 18 (3.80%) Kibana
8 15 (3.16%) logstash
9 11 (2.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.48%) Istio
11 7 (1.48%) Salt
12 6 (1.27%) Packer
12 6 (1.27%) Rancher
13 5 (1.05%) Nagios
13 5 (1.05%) Sysdig
14 2 (0.42%) Mesos
14 2 (0.42%) Oozie
14 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (13.92%) Google
2 20 (4.22%) Red Hat
3 14 (2.95%) Confluent
3 14 (2.95%) Veracode
4 13 (2.74%) Oracle
5 12 (2.53%) New Relic
5 12 (2.53%) Tableau
6 11 (2.32%) Splunk
7 10 (2.11%) VMware
8 9 (1.90%) Microsoft
9 8 (1.69%) Hortonworks
9 8 (1.69%) Lets Encrypt
10 6 (1.27%) EMC
10 6 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.27%) Talend
10 6 (1.27%) TOWER Software
11 5 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.05%) Facebook
11 5 (1.05%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.84%) MuleSoft