Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 249 308 357
Rank change year-on-year +59 +49 +14
Contract jobs citing Go 808 281 675
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.78% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.77% 1.89% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 174 514
10th Percentile £400 £413 £400
25th Percentile £450 £441 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £528 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.27% -4.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £625 £625
90th Percentile £676 £702 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £507 £500
% change year-on-year -11.24% +1.40% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year - +66.67% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 29,127 14,834 39,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.23% 41.17% 42.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,664 10,450 27,301
10th Percentile £350 £325 £323
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £610 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £676 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 274 656
10th Percentile £16.00 £16.33 £20.23
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.00 £33.81
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +11.11%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.91
90th Percentile £65.43 £57.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% -5.56% +11.11%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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 +64 664 £540 -1.82% 514
London +38 431 £575 - 297
Work from Home -69 261 £550 +3.77% 116
UK excluding London -14 188 £450 -11.24% 224
North of England -7 72 £405 -26.36% 85
North West +9 58 £405 -19.00% 51
South East -20 54 £500 -1.96% 32
South West +7 20 £458 -22.13% 38
East of England -2 18 £550 - 20
Scotland - 15 £550 - 5
Yorkshire -36 14 £475 -20.83% 34
Midlands -38 9 £504 +28.34% 37
West Midlands -35 8 £533 +33.13% 35
East Midlands -20 1 £475 +21.02% 2
Wales -37 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 407 (50.37%) Python
2 375 (46.41%) Kubernetes
3 346 (42.82%) AWS
4 326 (40.35%) Java
5 292 (36.14%) Docker
6 284 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
7 259 (32.05%) DevOps
8 245 (30.32%) Azure
9 233 (28.84%) Terraform
10 230 (28.47%) Software Engineering
11 218 (26.98%) Microservices
12 185 (22.90%) JavaScript
13 164 (20.30%) GCP
14 151 (18.69%) Ruby
15 148 (18.32%) Git (software)
16 146 (18.07%) Linux
17 140 (17.33%) SQL
18 139 (17.20%) Node.js
19 136 (16.83%) Jenkins
20 122 (15.10%) Social Skills
21 121 (14.98%) Infrastructure as Code
22 120 (14.85%) C++
23 111 (13.74%) Full Stack Development
24 109 (13.49%) Ansible
25 105 (13.00%) Cloud Native
25 105 (13.00%) Finance
25 105 (13.00%) Scala
26 103 (12.75%) C#
26 103 (12.75%) Serverless
27 97 (12.00%) Bash Shell

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 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
2 26 (3.22%) Confluence
2 26 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (2.60%) Apache Spark
4 18 (2.23%) nginx
5 16 (1.98%) Apache
6 12 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.36%) IBM Domino
8 9 (1.11%) Mule
8 9 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.99%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
12 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.25%) CMS
14 2 (0.25%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.12%) Ethereum
Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) Magento
2 8 (0.99%) Shopify
3 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 346 (42.82%) AWS
2 245 (30.32%) Azure
3 164 (20.30%) GCP
4 103 (12.75%) Serverless
5 73 (9.03%) AWS Lambda
6 48 (5.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 47 (5.82%) GitHub
8 43 (5.32%) PaaS
9 41 (5.07%) Azure Functions
9 41 (5.07%) Azure Storage
10 39 (4.83%) Azure Logic Apps
11 34 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (3.59%) IaaS
13 26 (3.22%) OpenShift
14 24 (2.97%) Amazon EKS
15 22 (2.72%) SaaS
16 18 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (1.98%) Amazon S3
18 14 (1.73%) Amazon ECS
18 14 (1.73%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.22%) DNS
2 25 (3.09%) Firewall
3 20 (2.48%) HTTP
4 11 (1.36%) VPN
4 11 (1.36%) Wireless
5 10 (1.24%) Internet
5 10 (1.24%) Network Security
6 9 (1.11%) IPv4
6 9 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.99%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.99%) FTP
7 8 (0.99%) VLAN
7 8 (0.99%) ZigBee
8 7 (0.87%) DHCP
8 7 (0.87%) SSL
9 6 (0.74%) SSH
9 6 (0.74%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.62%) VXLAN
11 4 (0.50%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.16%) NoSQL
2 64 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (7.05%) MongoDB
4 49 (6.06%) MySQL
5 48 (5.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 34 (4.21%) Big Data
7 29 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 18 (2.23%) BigQuery
9 18 (2.23%) Redis
10 17 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.86%) Amazon Aurora
12 15 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.61%) Blockchain
14 10 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (1.11%) Looker
15 9 (1.11%) Tableau
16 5 (0.62%) ArangoDB
16 5 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 148 (18.32%) Git (software)
2 136 (16.83%) Jenkins
3 68 (8.42%) JIRA
4 54 (6.68%) GitLab
5 31 (3.84%) Maven
6 27 (3.34%) CircleCI
7 15 (1.86%) Travis CI
8 13 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.49%) Artifactory
10 11 (1.36%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.36%) IntelliJ
11 10 (1.24%) Gradle
12 9 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio Code
13 8 (0.99%) GoCD
13 8 (0.99%) JUnit
13 8 (0.99%) TestRail
14 7 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.87%) Selenium
General
1 122 (15.10%) Social Skills
2 105 (13.00%) Finance
3 52 (6.44%) Retail
4 28 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.47%) Banking
4 28 (3.47%) Public Sector
5 27 (3.34%) Games
6 14 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
7 13 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.49%) Advertising
9 9 (1.11%) Law
10 7 (0.87%) Automotive
11 6 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.62%) Back Office
12 5 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.50%) Electronics
13 4 (0.50%) Front Office
14 3 (0.37%) French Language
14 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 334 (41.34%) Developer
2 85 (10.52%) Software Engineer
3 84 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (5.57%) Senior Developer
5 41 (5.07%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 40 (4.95%) Data Engineer
7 39 (4.83%) AWS Engineer
8 36 (4.46%) Architect
9 35 (4.33%) Site Engineer
10 34 (4.21%) Java Developer
11 32 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
12 30 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
14 28 (3.47%) Software Developer
15 26 (3.22%) Python Developer
16 23 (2.85%) Platform Engineer
17 22 (2.72%) Azure Developer
18 20 (2.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 18 (2.23%) Python Engineer
19 18 (2.23%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (17.20%) Node.js
2 96 (11.88%) React
3 95 (11.76%) .NET
4 89 (11.01%) REST
5 59 (7.30%) Kafka
6 45 (5.57%) RESTful
7 44 (5.45%) .NET Core
8 37 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 37 (4.58%) GraphQL
9 35 (4.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 34 (4.21%) Spring
10 34 (4.21%) Spring Boot
11 33 (4.08%) HTML
12 32 (3.96%) gRPC
13 29 (3.59%) Web Services
14 25 (3.09%) CSS
15 23 (2.85%) React Native
16 20 (2.48%) JSON
16 20 (2.48%) Vue.js
17 19 (2.35%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.00%) Cloud Native
2 41 (5.07%) Public Cloud
3 37 (4.58%) Legacy Systems
4 27 (3.34%) Algorithms
5 19 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.23%) User Experience
7 16 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.24%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (0.74%) Derivative
13 6 (0.74%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.74%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 146 (18.07%) Linux
2 40 (4.95%) Windows
3 17 (2.10%) CentOS
3 17 (2.10%) Unix
4 15 (1.86%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.73%) Android
5 14 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.24%) CoreOS
7 9 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.99%) Alpine Linux
9 6 (0.74%) Debian
9 6 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.50%) VMS
11 1 (0.12%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (32.05%) DevOps
3 230 (28.47%) Software Engineering
4 218 (26.98%) Microservices
5 121 (14.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 111 (13.74%) Full Stack Development
7 96 (11.88%) TDD
8 81 (10.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 71 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (8.79%) Test Automation
10 68 (8.42%) OO
11 56 (6.93%) OOP
11 56 (6.93%) Open Source
12 52 (6.44%) Configuration Management
12 52 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (6.44%) SDLC
13 51 (6.31%) BDD
14 49 (6.06%) Scrum
15 48 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 47 (5.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 407 (50.37%) Python
2 326 (40.35%) Java
3 185 (22.90%) JavaScript
4 151 (18.69%) Ruby
5 140 (17.33%) SQL
6 120 (14.85%) C++
7 105 (13.00%) Scala
8 103 (12.75%) C#
9 97 (12.00%) Bash Shell
10 78 (9.65%) TypeScript
11 60 (7.43%) PHP
12 43 (5.32%) PL/SQL
13 41 (5.07%) T-SQL
14 37 (4.58%) PowerShell
15 35 (4.33%) Rust
16 27 (3.34%) Groovy
17 26 (3.22%) Shell Script
18 25 (3.09%) C
19 24 (2.97%) Kotlin
20 19 (2.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (3.47%) Security Cleared
2 27 (3.34%) Degree
3 22 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.61%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.24%) CCNA
6 10 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.87%) CISSP
8 6 (0.74%) CISM
9 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.24%) QA
2 7 (0.87%) SLA
3 4 (0.50%) GDPR
3 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.37%) WCAG
5 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.12%) SOC 2
System Software
1 292 (36.14%) Docker
2 23 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.87%) iptables
5 5 (0.62%) Postfix
5 5 (0.62%) qmail
6 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.50%) HDFS
6 4 (0.50%) KVM
6 4 (0.50%) vSphere
6 4 (0.50%) Xen
7 3 (0.37%) NFS
7 3 (0.37%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 3 (0.37%) Squid
7 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) Ceph
9 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 375 (46.41%) Kubernetes
2 233 (28.84%) Terraform
3 109 (13.49%) Ansible
4 66 (8.17%) Puppet
5 46 (5.69%) Prometheus
6 45 (5.57%) Grafana
7 38 (4.70%) Istio
8 32 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (2.60%) Packer
10 13 (1.61%) Consul
11 10 (1.24%) Nagios
12 8 (0.99%) Icinga
13 7 (0.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 7 (0.87%) Knative
14 6 (0.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 5 (0.62%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.62%) Salt
16 4 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 4 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 4 (0.50%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 85 (10.52%) Google
2 63 (7.80%) Oracle
3 44 (5.45%) MuleSoft
4 29 (3.59%) VMware
5 25 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 22 (2.72%) Dynatrace
7 20 (2.48%) New Relic
8 17 (2.10%) IBM
9 16 (1.98%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.36%) SAP
10 11 (1.36%) Splunk
10 11 (1.36%) Xerox
11 8 (0.99%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.87%) Confluent
12 7 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.87%) Teradata
13 6 (0.74%) hybris
13 6 (0.74%) Veracode
14 5 (0.62%) Cadence
14 5 (0.62%) NetApp