Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 542 797
Rank change year-on-year +131 +255 +46
Contract jobs citing Go 544 367 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.34% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.32% 0.86% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 289 93
UK median daily rate £518 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +16.67% -8.16%
10th Percentile £388 £410 £365
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £438
% change year-on-year -9.09% +25.71% +22.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -

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 41324 42466 43192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.87% 39.67% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28475 29279 29057
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 783 915 960
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +10.77%
10th Percentile £15.79 £13.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.37%

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 19 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Go over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Go in the UK

Go
Top 14 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 19 September 2017. 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 +136 519 £522 -0.57% 121
London +79 414 £525 +2.94% 88
UK excluding London +78 125 £500 -9.09% 34
South East +28 58 £500 -9.09% 18
North of England +58 19 £400 -27.27% 7
Midlands +39 17 £375 -30.23% 2
Scotland - 16 £450 -
Yorkshire +10 11 £400 -31.91% 1
East Midlands +2 9 £475 -9.52% 2
North West +32 8 £600 +33.33% 6
South West +7 8 £425 - 2
West Midlands +34 6 £320 -41.82%
Wales +1 5 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England -11 2 £425 -24.44% 4

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 365 (67.10%) Python
2 306 (56.25%) Java
3 293 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
4 290 (53.31%) DevOps
5 273 (50.18%) Ruby
6 247 (45.40%) Amazon AWS
7 231 (42.46%) Linux
8 212 (38.97%) Docker
9 185 (34.01%) Ansible
10 144 (26.47%) TDD
11 130 (23.90%) Continuous Integration
12 128 (23.53%) Kubernetes
13 127 (23.35%) Puppet
14 114 (20.96%) Jenkins
15 112 (20.59%) Git (software)
16 107 (19.67%) Bash Shell
16 107 (19.67%) Terraform
17 103 (18.93%) Configuration Management
18 102 (18.75%) Finance
19 93 (17.10%) Node.js
19 93 (17.10%) Microservices
20 85 (15.63%) JavaScript
21 83 (15.26%) PaaS
22 82 (15.07%) Open Source
22 82 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
23 80 (14.71%) Cloud Foundry
24 77 (14.15%) Scala
25 76 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
26 73 (13.42%) Unix
27 72 (13.24%) MySQL

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 80 (14.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 64 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (6.43%) nginx
4 25 (4.60%) OpenStack
5 23 (4.23%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.13%) Apache
7 13 (2.39%) Confluence
8 12 (2.21%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.84%) CMS
10 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.55%) Hubot
11 3 (0.55%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.37%) JBoss
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.18%) eris
13 1 (0.18%) Ethereum
13 1 (0.18%) GemFire
13 1 (0.18%) IIS
13 1 (0.18%) Mongrel
Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 247 (45.40%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (15.26%) PaaS
3 53 (9.74%) GitHub
4 52 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 29 (5.33%) OpenShift
6 22 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (3.31%) Bluemix
7 18 (3.31%) IBM Cloud
8 16 (2.94%) Datadog
9 14 (2.57%) IaaS
9 14 (2.57%) Quay.io
10 13 (2.39%) Heroku
11 12 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.84%) G Suite
13 9 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.65%) SaaS
14 8 (1.47%) Amazon S3
15 7 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
15 7 (1.29%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.01%) TCP/IP
2 46 (8.46%) HTTP
3 29 (5.33%) SSL
4 25 (4.60%) DNS
5 15 (2.76%) HTTPS
6 9 (1.65%) Firewall
7 8 (1.47%) Internet
8 7 (1.29%) ICMP
8 7 (1.29%) Network Security
9 4 (0.74%) LDAP
9 4 (0.74%) SSH
10 3 (0.55%) AMQP
10 3 (0.55%) FTP
10 3 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.37%) SMS
11 2 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.37%) VPN
12 1 (0.18%) MQTT
12 1 (0.18%) VSAN
12 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
2 72 (13.24%) MySQL
3 66 (12.13%) MongoDB
4 46 (8.46%) NoSQL
5 29 (5.33%) Big Data
5 29 (5.33%) Hadoop
5 29 (5.33%) Redis
6 23 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 23 (4.23%) SQL Server
7 18 (3.31%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.29%) Blockchain
8 7 (1.29%) Neo4j
9 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.74%) HBase
11 3 (0.55%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.37%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 114 (20.96%) Jenkins
2 112 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.88%) Artifactory
4 29 (5.33%) GitLab
5 28 (5.15%) JIRA
6 18 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (2.94%) Selenium
8 15 (2.76%) Maven
9 13 (2.39%) Travis CI
10 11 (2.02%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.47%) Ant
12 7 (1.29%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.29%) Subversion
13 6 (1.10%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.10%) GoCD
13 6 (1.10%) RSpec
14 5 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.92%) JUnit
15 4 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 102 (18.75%) Finance
2 38 (6.99%) Banking
3 22 (4.04%) Marketing
4 20 (3.68%) Games
5 19 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.94%) Electronics
7 15 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.39%) Retail
9 7 (1.29%) Automotive
9 7 (1.29%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.92%) Publishing
11 4 (0.74%) Hindi Language
11 4 (0.74%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 204 (37.50%) Developer
2 147 (27.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (13.97%) Java Developer
4 62 (11.40%) AWS Engineer
5 53 (9.74%) Python Developer
6 50 (9.19%) Senior Developer
7 45 (8.27%) AWS DevOps
8 42 (7.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 38 (6.99%) Senior Java Developer
10 35 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 35 (6.43%) Linux Engineer
11 31 (5.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 29 (5.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 26 (4.78%) Ruby Developer
14 24 (4.41%) Architect
14 24 (4.41%) Senior Python Developer
15 23 (4.23%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.68%) Cloud Architect
17 19 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
17 19 (3.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (17.10%) Node.js
2 59 (10.85%) Elastic Stack
3 52 (9.56%) HTML
4 51 (9.38%) Spring
5 48 (8.82%) Web Services
6 47 (8.64%) REST
7 41 (7.54%) CSS
8 34 (6.25%) Kafka
9 33 (6.07%) Spring Boot
10 27 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
11 26 (4.78%) Flask
12 23 (4.23%) RESTful
13 20 (3.68%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.49%) React
15 18 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (3.13%) Django
16 17 (3.13%) JMS
17 16 (2.94%) Hibernate
17 16 (2.94%) J2EE
18 14 (2.57%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.80%) Cloud Native
2 34 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.68%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.49%) Fintech
4 19 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.94%) User Experience
6 15 (2.76%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.21%) PKI
8 11 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.02%) Enterprise Cloud
9 10 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.65%) Blog
10 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.65%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.29%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.29%) Taxonomies
13 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 231 (42.46%) Linux
2 73 (13.42%) Unix
3 37 (6.80%) CoreOS
4 26 (4.78%) Ubuntu
5 22 (4.04%) Mac OS
6 16 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.76%) Windows
8 13 (2.39%) CentOS
9 10 (1.84%) Android
10 9 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.65%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.55%) AIX
13 2 (0.37%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (53.86%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (53.31%) DevOps
3 144 (26.47%) TDD
4 130 (23.90%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (18.93%) Configuration Management
6 93 (17.10%) Microservices
7 82 (15.07%) Open Source
8 68 (12.50%) Kanban
9 67 (12.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 67 (12.32%) Software Engineering
10 51 (9.38%) BDD
11 50 (9.19%) Pair Programming
12 40 (7.35%) Scrum
13 35 (6.43%) High Availability
14 32 (5.88%) E-Commerce
15 30 (5.51%) Test Automation
16 29 (5.33%) Software Delivery
16 29 (5.33%) Web Operations
17 27 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (4.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 365 (67.10%) Python
2 306 (56.25%) Java
3 273 (50.18%) Ruby
4 107 (19.67%) Bash Shell
5 85 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 77 (14.15%) Scala
7 53 (9.74%) SQL
8 28 (5.15%) C++
9 26 (4.78%) PHP
10 24 (4.41%) Perl
11 18 (3.31%) C
11 18 (3.31%) C#
12 17 (3.13%) Groovy
13 9 (1.65%) Clojure
14 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.10%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.92%) ES6
16 5 (0.92%) R
16 5 (0.92%) Solidity
17 4 (0.74%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 57 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.57%) Degree
4 6 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.37%) CISA
6 2 (0.37%) CISM
6 2 (0.37%) CISSP
6 2 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.37%) GSEC
7 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.39%) QA
2 6 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.37%) GCP
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 212 (38.97%) Docker
2 21 (3.86%) etcd
3 16 (2.94%) flannel
4 13 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.02%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.84%) Ceph
6 10 (1.84%) GlusterFS
6 10 (1.84%) SkyDNS
7 7 (1.29%) Varnish
8 6 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (1.10%) HDFS
8 6 (1.10%) vSphere
9 5 (0.92%) Active Directory
9 5 (0.92%) LXC
10 3 (0.55%) Squid
10 3 (0.55%) Xen
11 2 (0.37%) KVM
11 2 (0.37%) zsh
12 1 (0.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 185 (34.01%) Ansible
2 128 (23.53%) Kubernetes
3 127 (23.35%) Puppet
4 107 (19.67%) Terraform
5 76 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (9.93%) Kibana
7 53 (9.74%) logstash
8 40 (7.35%) Prometheus
9 31 (5.70%) Salt
10 25 (4.60%) Grafana
11 23 (4.23%) rkt
12 21 (3.86%) Mesos
13 20 (3.68%) Consul
13 20 (3.68%) HAProxy
13 20 (3.68%) Nagios
14 19 (3.49%) Sysdig
15 16 (2.94%) Graphite
15 16 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 16 (2.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 11 (2.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (8.82%) Google
2 47 (8.64%) VMware
3 26 (4.78%) Microsoft
4 25 (4.60%) Splunk
5 21 (3.86%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.31%) Oracle
7 15 (2.76%) SAP
8 10 (1.84%) SaltStack
9 9 (1.65%) AppDynamics
9 9 (1.65%) Black Duck
10 7 (1.29%) Apple
11 6 (1.10%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.92%) IBM
13 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.55%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.55%) Rackspace
14 1 (0.18%) Cloudera
14 1 (0.18%) F5
14 1 (0.18%) PagerDuty
14 1 (0.18%) Zend