Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 347 451
Rank change year-on-year +12 +104 +130
Contract jobs citing Go 682 760 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.74% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 1.68% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 501 367
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.89% -2.34%
10th Percentile £399 £413 £388
90th Percentile £694 £700 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.21% +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £22.78 £21.23 £31.25
90th Percentile £61.88 £73.75 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -50.56% -

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 38,096 45,317 40,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.31% 44.33% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,366 31,782 27,637
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 732 769
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.52 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.82% +2.47% +8.00%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019.

Contractor 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 20 August 2019. 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 +5 642 £550 - 334
London +14 470 £550 - 231
UK excluding London +12 198 £500 +11.11% 112
North of England +45 62 £525 - 33
South East -15 51 £425 - 23
South West +14 33 £650 +23.81% 13
North West +23 31 £525 -8.70% 18
Yorkshire +17 31 £525 - 15
Scotland +51 28 £488 -7.14% 6
Midlands +30 12 £475 +11.76% 15
West Midlands +15 9 £475 +18.75% 10
East of England +5 8 £615 +36.67% 19
East Midlands +26 3 £550 +29.41% 5
Wales +2 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 437 (64.08%) Python
2 335 (49.12%) Amazon AWS
3 331 (48.53%) Kubernetes
4 320 (46.92%) DevOps
5 273 (40.03%) Java
6 265 (38.86%) Docker
7 236 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
8 232 (34.02%) JavaScript
9 225 (32.99%) Linux
10 213 (31.23%) Terraform
11 199 (29.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 192 (28.15%) Ansible
13 175 (25.66%) Ruby
14 170 (24.93%) Jenkins
15 168 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 167 (24.49%) Microservices
17 163 (23.90%) Node.js
18 139 (20.38%) Git (software)
19 118 (17.30%) Bash Shell
20 115 (16.86%) Google
21 105 (15.40%) Finance
21 105 (15.40%) Kafka
22 104 (15.25%) Software Engineering
23 96 (14.08%) Puppet
24 91 (13.34%) Continuous Integration
25 86 (12.61%) .NET
26 81 (11.88%) Infrastructure as Code
27 79 (11.58%) SQL
28 77 (11.29%) TDD
29 72 (10.56%) AngularJS

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 35 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (4.84%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 18 (2.64%) nginx
5 16 (2.35%) Apache
6 14 (2.05%) Confluence
6 14 (2.05%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.73%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.59%) Hyperledger
9 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.44%) IIS
10 3 (0.44%) JBoss
10 3 (0.44%) Jetty
10 3 (0.44%) Mongrel
10 3 (0.44%) Mule
10 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.29%) MultiChain
2 2 (0.29%) Quorum
2 2 (0.29%) Ripple
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 335 (49.12%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (29.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 168 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (8.80%) Serverless
5 54 (7.92%) GitHub
6 48 (7.04%) OpenShift
7 46 (6.74%) Amazon EKS
8 39 (5.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (5.28%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (5.28%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (4.69%) PaaS
11 25 (3.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (3.37%) Amazon ECS
13 22 (3.23%) Amazon S3
14 21 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (2.93%) Heroku
16 18 (2.64%) Amazon Kinesis
17 13 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (1.61%) SaaS
19 10 (1.47%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.55%) Firewall
2 22 (3.23%) Internet
3 18 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.76%) HTTP
5 7 (1.03%) AMQP
6 6 (0.88%) DNS
7 4 (0.59%) IPv4
7 4 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (0.59%) SSL
8 3 (0.44%) Broadband
8 3 (0.44%) SAN
8 3 (0.44%) VPN
9 2 (0.29%) IPsec
9 2 (0.29%) IPv6
9 2 (0.29%) MPLS
9 2 (0.29%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.29%) VLAN
10 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.15%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.80%) NoSQL
2 58 (8.50%) MongoDB
3 46 (6.74%) Big Data
4 37 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (5.28%) Hadoop
6 35 (5.13%) MySQL
7 26 (3.81%) Relational Database
8 23 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 20 (2.93%) Blockchain
10 16 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.35%) Redis
11 15 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.91%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (1.61%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.32%) Neo4j
16 8 (1.17%) Amazon Athena
17 7 (1.03%) Couchbase
18 6 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 170 (24.93%) Jenkins
2 139 (20.38%) Git (software)
3 60 (8.80%) JIRA
4 54 (7.92%) Artifactory
5 52 (7.62%) CircleCI
6 37 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 31 (4.55%) GitLab
7 31 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 25 (3.67%) Selenium
9 21 (3.08%) Bitbucket
10 18 (2.64%) Mocha
11 15 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (2.05%) Travis CI
13 13 (1.91%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.76%) Bitbucket Server
14 12 (1.76%) SonarQube
15 10 (1.47%) Maven
16 9 (1.32%) SpecFlow
16 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (15.40%) Finance
2 42 (6.16%) Banking
3 25 (3.67%) Retail
4 21 (3.08%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.17%) Law
6 8 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.03%) Legal
8 6 (0.88%) Advertising
9 5 (0.73%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.15%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 235 (34.46%) Developer
2 187 (27.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (7.33%) AWS Engineer
4 49 (7.18%) Software Engineer
5 44 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 39 (5.72%) AWS DevOps
7 38 (5.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 37 (5.43%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 36 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
9 36 (5.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 31 (4.55%) React Developer
11 30 (4.40%) Python Developer
12 25 (3.67%) Architect
12 25 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 25 (3.67%) Node.js Developer
13 24 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
13 24 (3.52%) Python Engineer
13 24 (3.52%) Senior Developer
14 22 (3.23%) Data Engineer
15 21 (3.08%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (23.90%) Node.js
2 105 (15.40%) Kafka
3 86 (12.61%) .NET
4 72 (10.56%) AngularJS
5 66 (9.68%) React
6 55 (8.06%) REST
7 46 (6.74%) HTML
8 42 (6.16%) CSS
9 34 (4.99%) Web Services
10 30 (4.40%) Vue.js
11 28 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
11 28 (4.11%) GraphQL
12 27 (3.96%) RESTful
13 25 (3.67%) Redux
14 20 (2.93%) Flask
15 19 (2.79%) Angular 2
16 18 (2.64%) jQuery
16 18 (2.64%) React Native
17 17 (2.49%) Django
17 17 (2.49%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.45%) Cloud Native
2 36 (5.28%) Public Cloud
3 32 (4.69%) Data Structures
4 28 (4.11%) User Experience
5 27 (3.96%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (3.37%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.91%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.76%) PKI
11 10 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.17%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.17%) Video\Live Streaming
14 7 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.73%) Bitcoin
15 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.73%) iSeries
15 5 (0.73%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 225 (32.99%) Linux
2 53 (7.77%) CentOS
3 37 (5.43%) CoreOS
3 37 (5.43%) Unix
4 31 (4.55%) Windows
5 27 (3.96%) Ubuntu
6 22 (3.23%) Android
7 17 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (1.03%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.73%) Debian
11 5 (0.73%) Fedora
11 5 (0.73%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.59%) Solaris
13 3 (0.44%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.29%) zOS
15 1 (0.15%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (46.92%) DevOps
2 236 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (24.49%) Microservices
4 104 (15.25%) Software Engineering
5 91 (13.34%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (11.88%) Infrastructure as Code
7 77 (11.29%) TDD
8 70 (10.26%) Configuration Management
9 47 (6.89%) Machine Learning
10 45 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 44 (6.45%) Open Source
11 44 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 42 (6.16%) Infrastructure Automation
13 40 (5.87%) Computer Science
13 40 (5.87%) Scrum
14 36 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (5.13%) Data Science
16 34 (4.99%) The Twelve-Factor App
17 32 (4.69%) Fintech
18 29 (4.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 437 (64.08%) Python
2 273 (40.03%) Java
3 232 (34.02%) JavaScript
4 175 (25.66%) Ruby
5 118 (17.30%) Bash Shell
6 79 (11.58%) SQL
7 71 (10.41%) Scala
8 64 (9.38%) C++
9 36 (5.28%) C#
9 36 (5.28%) Rust
10 34 (4.99%) C
11 32 (4.69%) PowerShell
12 29 (4.25%) Perl
13 25 (3.67%) TypeScript
14 21 (3.08%) Groovy
14 21 (3.08%) PHP
15 19 (2.79%) Clojure
15 19 (2.79%) ES6
16 14 (2.05%) Kotlin
17 10 (1.47%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 32 (4.69%) Degree
2 26 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.73%) PhD
8 4 (0.59%) CISM
8 4 (0.59%) CISSP
9 3 (0.44%) CISA
9 3 (0.44%) CSSLP
9 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) GCIA
10 1 (0.15%) GCIH
10 1 (0.15%) RHCE
10 1 (0.15%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.76%) QA
2 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.59%) SLA
4 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 265 (38.86%) Docker
2 17 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.03%) KVM
4 6 (0.88%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.88%) HDFS
5 5 (0.73%) Squid
5 5 (0.73%) vCloud
5 5 (0.73%) Xen
6 4 (0.59%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.44%) oVirt
7 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.29%) Varnish
8 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.29%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.15%) iptables
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 331 (48.53%) Kubernetes
2 213 (31.23%) Terraform
3 192 (28.15%) Ansible
4 96 (14.08%) Puppet
5 70 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (5.43%) Prometheus
7 28 (4.11%) Grafana
8 19 (2.79%) Salt
9 13 (1.91%) Sysdig
10 12 (1.76%) Nagios
11 9 (1.32%) Graphite
11 9 (1.32%) Kibana
11 9 (1.32%) Packer
12 8 (1.17%) Icinga
12 8 (1.17%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.03%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.88%) Consul
14 6 (0.88%) Mesos
14 6 (0.88%) Rancher
15 5 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 115 (16.86%) Google
2 43 (6.30%) Red Hat
3 34 (4.99%) Veracode
4 25 (3.67%) New Relic
5 23 (3.37%) Splunk
5 23 (3.37%) VMware
6 17 (2.49%) Microsoft
7 14 (2.05%) EMC
7 14 (2.05%) NetApp
8 12 (1.76%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.76%) IBM
9 10 (1.47%) TOWER Software
10 9 (1.32%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 9 (1.32%) MuleSoft
10 9 (1.32%) Oracle
10 9 (1.32%) Twitter
11 8 (1.17%) Facebook
11 8 (1.17%) PagerDuty
12 7 (1.03%) Databricks
12 7 (1.03%) Veritas