Period
to 18 November 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 436 533
Rank change year-on-year +121 +97 +261
Contract jobs citing Go 831 553 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 1.29% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 444 301
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.96% +4.90% +5.26%
10th Percentile £399 £406 £400
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +170.19% -
10th Percentile £21.15 £35.00 £15.33
90th Percentile £42.65 £47.50 £17.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -

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 45,785 42,862 42,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.71% 41.97% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,212 29,957 29,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 796 887
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.07 £14.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +101 780 £550 +4.76% 327
London +72 561 £550 +4.76% 245
UK excluding London +91 264 £450 -10.00% 87
South East +26 105 £425 -15.00% 30
North of England 0 51 £525 +31.25% 21
Scotland +21 40 £525 +10.53% 3
Yorkshire +15 35 £525 +31.25% 6
East of England +36 30 £480 -12.73% 6
South West -13 25 £401 -13.30% 17
North West -15 14 £500 +17.65% 14
Midlands -19 7 £495 +41.43% 9
Wales -23 6 £350 -17.65% 1
West Midlands -25 4 £470 +34.29% 7
East Midlands +11 3 £538 +34.38% 2
North East - 2 £540 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 493 (59.33%) Python
2 465 (55.96%) Docker
3 407 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
4 373 (44.89%) DevOps
5 359 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
6 317 (38.15%) Java
7 309 (37.18%) Kubernetes
8 285 (34.30%) Linux
9 276 (33.21%) JavaScript
10 273 (32.85%) Ansible
11 251 (30.20%) Git (software)
12 241 (29.00%) Ruby
13 213 (25.63%) Terraform
14 204 (24.55%) Microservices
15 194 (23.35%) Jenkins
16 183 (22.02%) Node.js
17 164 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
18 162 (19.49%) Software Engineering
19 161 (19.37%) Bash Shell
20 144 (17.33%) HTML
21 140 (16.85%) TDD
22 136 (16.37%) CSS
23 135 (16.25%) Puppet
24 128 (15.40%) REST
24 128 (15.40%) Google
25 125 (15.04%) PostgreSQL
25 125 (15.04%) Configuration Management
26 119 (14.32%) Finance
27 118 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
28 117 (14.08%) Google Cloud Platform

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 48 (5.78%) nginx
2 31 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (3.01%) Apache
4 24 (2.89%) OpenStack
5 22 (2.65%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.29%) Confluence
7 15 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (1.81%) IIS
7 15 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.68%) Gunicorn
8 14 (1.68%) Jetty
8 14 (1.68%) Mongrel
9 12 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.60%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.36%) Drupal
11 3 (0.36%) SAS
11 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.24%) CMS
12 2 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 407 (48.98%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (14.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 79 (9.51%) GitHub
5 71 (8.54%) Serverless
6 49 (5.90%) AWS Lambda
6 49 (5.90%) PaaS
7 43 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (2.77%) Azure Functions
9 22 (2.65%) OpenShift
10 21 (2.53%) IaaS
11 20 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (2.05%) Quay.io
13 12 (1.44%) Amazon S3
14 11 (1.32%) Sumo Logic
15 9 (1.08%) npm
15 9 (1.08%) SaaS
16 8 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.84%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.13%) HTTP
2 22 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.93%) Firewall
4 15 (1.81%) Software-Defined Networking
5 14 (1.68%) SSL
6 12 (1.44%) SSH
6 12 (1.44%) VLAN
7 11 (1.32%) DNS
8 10 (1.20%) Broadband
9 9 (1.08%) VPN
10 8 (0.96%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.84%) Internet
12 5 (0.60%) ICMP
13 4 (0.48%) IPsec
14 3 (0.36%) MPLS
15 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
15 2 (0.24%) IPFS
15 2 (0.24%) IPv4
15 2 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (15.04%) PostgreSQL
2 112 (13.48%) MySQL
3 86 (10.35%) MongoDB
4 80 (9.63%) NoSQL
4 80 (9.63%) Relational Database
5 47 (5.66%) Redis
6 36 (4.33%) SQL Server
7 30 (3.61%) Blockchain
7 30 (3.61%) Couchbase
8 29 (3.49%) Big Data
9 28 (3.37%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (2.53%) Neo4j
12 18 (2.17%) ArangoDB
13 17 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (1.08%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.60%) HBase
16 5 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 251 (30.20%) Git (software)
2 194 (23.35%) Jenkins
3 58 (6.98%) Selenium
4 41 (4.93%) Gatling
4 41 (4.93%) GitLab
4 41 (4.93%) JIRA
5 38 (4.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 33 (3.97%) Artifactory
6 33 (3.97%) TeamCity
7 30 (3.61%) GoCD
8 26 (3.13%) Mocha
8 26 (3.13%) Vagrant
9 24 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.05%) Bitbucket
11 17 (2.05%) Maven
11 17 (2.05%) Travis CI
12 16 (1.93%) Gradle
13 15 (1.81%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.68%) Subversion
General
1 119 (14.32%) Finance
2 67 (8.06%) Retail
3 18 (2.17%) Banking
3 18 (2.17%) Games
4 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.20%) Advertising
6 9 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.96%) Marketing
7 8 (0.96%) Publishing
8 7 (0.84%) Legal
9 6 (0.72%) Automotive
10 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Electronics
11 2 (0.24%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.24%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 361 (43.44%) Developer
2 229 (27.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (7.70%) Software Engineer
4 53 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
5 45 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 40 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
7 37 (4.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 32 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 30 (3.61%) Architect
9 30 (3.61%) Web Developer
10 29 (3.49%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.37%) Angular Developer
12 26 (3.13%) Python Developer
13 24 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 23 (2.77%) Applications Developer
14 23 (2.77%) Azure Engineer
14 23 (2.77%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 23 (2.77%) Web Applications Developer
15 22 (2.65%) Senior DevOps
16 21 (2.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (22.02%) Node.js
2 144 (17.33%) HTML
3 136 (16.37%) CSS
4 128 (15.40%) REST
5 98 (11.79%) AngularJS
6 71 (8.54%) React
7 66 (7.94%) Kafka
8 60 (7.22%) Elastic Stack
9 50 (6.02%) Web Services
10 45 (5.42%) jQuery
11 42 (5.05%) GraphQL
12 39 (4.69%) Enzyme
12 39 (4.69%) Jest
13 38 (4.57%) RESTful
14 36 (4.33%) .NET
14 36 (4.33%) Angular 2
15 34 (4.09%) Express
15 34 (4.09%) HTML5
15 34 (4.09%) React Native
16 26 (3.13%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 65 (7.82%) User Experience
3 46 (5.54%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (5.42%) Fintech
5 37 (4.45%) Mobile App
6 36 (4.33%) Device Driver
7 31 (3.73%) Algorithms
8 30 (3.61%) Data Structures
9 25 (3.01%) Public Cloud
10 20 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (2.17%) Clustering
11 18 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.68%) Biotechnology
13 13 (1.56%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (1.32%) Replication
15 10 (1.20%) Data Centre
15 10 (1.20%) Digital Currency
16 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.96%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 285 (34.30%) Linux
2 62 (7.46%) Windows
3 52 (6.26%) Ubuntu
4 41 (4.93%) Apple iOS
5 40 (4.81%) CentOS
6 38 (4.57%) Android
7 36 (4.33%) Unix
8 31 (3.73%) CoreOS
9 21 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.05%) Debian
11 13 (1.56%) Fedora
12 6 (0.72%) Windows Server
13 5 (0.60%) Mesosphere
14 4 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.36%) DC/OS
15 3 (0.36%) VMS
16 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (44.89%) DevOps
2 359 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (24.55%) Microservices
4 162 (19.49%) Software Engineering
5 140 (16.85%) TDD
6 125 (15.04%) Configuration Management
7 118 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (11.55%) Test Automation
9 93 (11.19%) Scrum
10 71 (8.54%) Kanban
11 69 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
12 65 (7.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 57 (6.86%) Unit Testing
14 56 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (6.62%) BDD
16 53 (6.38%) Open Source
17 52 (6.26%) SOA
18 49 (5.90%) High Availability
19 43 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 38 (4.57%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 493 (59.33%) Python
2 317 (38.15%) Java
3 276 (33.21%) JavaScript
4 241 (29.00%) Ruby
5 161 (19.37%) Bash Shell
6 96 (11.55%) SQL
7 80 (9.63%) C++
8 79 (9.51%) Perl
9 71 (8.54%) C#
10 63 (7.58%) C
10 63 (7.58%) Scala
11 57 (6.86%) ES6
12 48 (5.78%) PHP
13 27 (3.25%) Kotlin
13 27 (3.25%) PowerShell
14 22 (2.65%) Groovy
15 12 (1.44%) Java 8
16 11 (1.32%) Clojure
16 11 (1.32%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.96%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 56 (6.74%) Degree
2 43 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.17%) CISM
5 18 (2.17%) CISSP
6 10 (1.20%) RHCE
7 7 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.72%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) CCNA
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.37%) GDPR
2 21 (2.53%) QA
3 18 (2.17%) FINRA
4 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.12%) FISMA
5 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.12%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 465 (55.96%) Docker
2 38 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.01%) etcd
3 25 (3.01%) flannel
4 20 (2.41%) Ceph
4 20 (2.41%) GlusterFS
4 20 (2.41%) SkyDNS
5 19 (2.29%) Xen
6 15 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.68%) VirtualBox
8 13 (1.56%) NFS
9 8 (0.96%) Active Directory
10 5 (0.60%) KVM
10 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.48%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.36%) HDFS
12 3 (0.36%) Squid
12 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.24%) iptables
13 2 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 309 (37.18%) Kubernetes
2 273 (32.85%) Ansible
3 213 (25.63%) Terraform
4 135 (16.25%) Puppet
5 94 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
6 82 (9.87%) Prometheus
7 47 (5.66%) Nagios
8 40 (4.81%) Grafana
9 39 (4.69%) Packer
10 38 (4.57%) Salt
11 33 (3.97%) Docker Swarm
11 33 (3.97%) Sysdig
12 30 (3.61%) HAProxy
13 29 (3.49%) Consul
13 29 (3.49%) Kibana
14 28 (3.37%) Graphite
14 28 (3.37%) Icinga
14 28 (3.37%) Mesos
15 24 (2.89%) rkt
16 21 (2.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 128 (15.40%) Google
2 74 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 59 (7.10%) Splunk
4 49 (5.90%) Red Hat
5 41 (4.93%) VMware
6 29 (3.49%) Oracle
7 18 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 18 (2.17%) Cloudera
7 18 (2.17%) Hortonworks
7 18 (2.17%) McAfee
7 18 (2.17%) Sybase
7 18 (2.17%) Symantec
7 18 (2.17%) Varonis
8 17 (2.05%) AppDynamics
8 17 (2.05%) New Relic
9 15 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.81%) SaltStack
10 6 (0.72%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.60%) Alibaba
12 4 (0.48%) SAP