Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 437 553
Rank change year-on-year +68 +116 +195
Contract jobs citing Go 658 434 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 1.16% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 327 288
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.67% +7.78%
10th Percentile £400 £388 £360
90th Percentile £688 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £468
% change year-on-year -5.26% +1.60% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £41.25
90th Percentile £73.75 - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £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 43,342 37,287 40,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 41.37% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,289 25,582 27,687
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 777 806 956
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.38 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +7.47% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.73 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +85 640 £525 - 297
London +39 474 £525 - 194
UK excluding London +34 173 £450 -5.26% 109
South East +22 62 £433 -8.95% 28
North of England +24 61 £488 +5.41% 34
North West +16 44 £475 - 18
Midlands -1 23 £425 -12.82% 15
Yorkshire -8 15 £488 +5.41% 16
West Midlands -15 12 £325 +1.56% 10
East Midlands +5 11 £563 +12.50% 5
South West +8 9 £550 +12.82% 14
East of England -14 9 £488 -27.78% 12
Wales -25 7 £494 +21.17%
North East +1 2 - -
Scotland -45 2 £450 - 5

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 357 (54.26%) Python
2 290 (44.07%) Amazon AWS
3 288 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
4 268 (40.73%) Docker
4 268 (40.73%) DevOps
5 253 (38.45%) Java
6 235 (35.71%) Linux
7 232 (35.26%) JavaScript
8 205 (31.16%) Kubernetes
9 203 (30.85%) Ruby
10 166 (25.23%) Git (software)
11 163 (24.77%) Jenkins
12 155 (23.56%) Ansible
13 154 (23.40%) Terraform
14 137 (20.82%) Microservices
15 129 (19.60%) Google
15 129 (19.60%) TDD
16 120 (18.24%) Software Engineering
16 120 (18.24%) Node.js
17 119 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (17.93%) Google Cloud Platform
19 117 (17.78%) Finance
20 114 (17.33%) PostgreSQL
21 112 (17.02%) MySQL
22 108 (16.41%) Puppet
23 104 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
24 101 (15.35%) Configuration Management
25 96 (14.59%) Bash Shell
26 95 (14.44%) React
27 94 (14.29%) Opscode Chef

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 72 (10.94%) Elasticsearch
2 40 (6.08%) nginx
3 37 (5.62%) Apache
3 37 (5.62%) Confluence
4 26 (3.95%) Apache Spark
4 26 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 23 (3.50%) Cloud Foundry
6 22 (3.34%) OpenStack
7 16 (2.43%) Ethereum
8 11 (1.67%) Hyperledger
9 8 (1.22%) JBoss
10 7 (1.06%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.06%) IIS
10 7 (1.06%) Jetty
10 7 (1.06%) Mongrel
10 7 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.91%) eris
11 6 (0.91%) IPython
11 6 (0.91%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.15%) InVision
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.91%) Ripple
3 2 (0.30%) MultiChain
3 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 290 (44.07%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (17.93%) Google Cloud Platform
3 104 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (8.66%) PaaS
5 49 (7.45%) GitHub
6 26 (3.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (3.19%) IaaS
7 21 (3.19%) OpenShift
8 19 (2.89%) Amazon S3
9 18 (2.74%) Serverless
10 15 (2.28%) SaaS
10 15 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (1.22%) Route 53
12 8 (1.22%) Sumo Logic
13 7 (1.06%) Akamai
13 7 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.99%) HTTP
2 29 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.04%) DNS
4 16 (2.43%) SSL
5 11 (1.67%) ICMP
5 11 (1.67%) VPN
6 6 (0.91%) Firewall
7 5 (0.76%) Internet
7 5 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.61%) DHCP
8 4 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.46%) SMS
10 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.15%) FTP
11 1 (0.15%) IPsec
11 1 (0.15%) MQTT
11 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (17.33%) PostgreSQL
2 112 (17.02%) MySQL
3 85 (12.92%) MongoDB
4 65 (9.88%) NoSQL
5 62 (9.42%) Big Data
6 49 (7.45%) Redis
7 33 (5.02%) Relational Database
8 30 (4.56%) Blockchain
9 29 (4.41%) Hadoop
10 24 (3.65%) SQL Server
11 20 (3.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (2.58%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (1.67%) HBase
16 10 (1.52%) Bigtable
17 9 (1.37%) Apache Hive
17 9 (1.37%) Flink
18 7 (1.06%) icCube
19 6 (0.91%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 166 (25.23%) Git (software)
2 163 (24.77%) Jenkins
3 64 (9.73%) JIRA
4 30 (4.56%) TeamCity
5 20 (3.04%) Artifactory
6 19 (2.89%) GitLab
6 19 (2.89%) Subversion
7 18 (2.74%) Appium
8 15 (2.28%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.28%) GoCD
9 14 (2.13%) Selenium
9 14 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (1.67%) Maven
12 10 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.52%) Vagrant
13 8 (1.22%) Mercurial
13 8 (1.22%) Travis CI
14 6 (0.91%) IntelliJ
General
1 117 (17.78%) Finance
2 35 (5.32%) Banking
3 22 (3.34%) Marketing
4 20 (3.04%) Games
5 19 (2.89%) Retail
6 18 (2.74%) Law
7 14 (2.13%) Front Office
8 11 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.52%) Publishing
10 9 (1.37%) Electronics
11 5 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.61%) Automotive
13 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Advertising
14 2 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (49.09%) Developer
2 147 (22.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 53 (8.05%) AWS Engineer
4 47 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 47 (7.14%) Python Developer
5 43 (6.53%) Software Engineer
6 36 (5.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 35 (5.32%) Java Developer
7 35 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 33 (5.02%) JavaScript Developer
9 31 (4.71%) Backend Developer
10 30 (4.56%) Python Engineer
11 28 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (4.10%) React Developer
12 27 (4.10%) Software Developer
13 26 (3.95%) Ruby Developer
13 26 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
13 26 (3.95%) Web Developer
14 25 (3.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 25 (3.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (18.24%) Node.js
2 95 (14.44%) React
3 84 (12.77%) AngularJS
4 77 (11.70%) HTML
4 77 (11.70%) Web Services
5 67 (10.18%) Kafka
6 64 (9.73%) CSS
7 61 (9.27%) Elastic Stack
8 60 (9.12%) REST
9 45 (6.84%) RESTful
10 37 (5.62%) React Native
10 37 (5.62%) Ruby on Rails
11 35 (5.32%) HTML5
12 33 (5.02%) JSON
13 32 (4.86%) .NET
13 32 (4.86%) jQuery
14 24 (3.65%) CSS3
15 20 (3.04%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (2.58%) Middleware
17 16 (2.43%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.81%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.84%) User Experience
3 29 (4.41%) Device Driver
4 27 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.80%) Public Cloud
6 24 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 22 (3.34%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (3.19%) Fintech
9 17 (2.58%) Cloud Native
10 14 (2.13%) Clustering
11 10 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.37%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.91%) Bitcoin
13 6 (0.91%) Dash
13 6 (0.91%) Litecoin
13 6 (0.91%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.91%) Zcash
14 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 235 (35.71%) Linux
2 43 (6.53%) Ubuntu
3 42 (6.38%) CentOS
3 42 (6.38%) Windows
4 35 (5.32%) Unix
5 31 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 25 (3.80%) Android
7 21 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.22%) CoreOS
9 7 (1.06%) VMS
10 6 (0.91%) Debian
10 6 (0.91%) Fedora
11 5 (0.76%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.30%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (43.77%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (40.73%) DevOps
3 137 (20.82%) Microservices
4 129 (19.60%) TDD
5 120 (18.24%) Software Engineering
6 119 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (15.35%) Configuration Management
8 70 (10.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 55 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 51 (7.75%) Open Source
11 46 (6.99%) Scrum
12 45 (6.84%) BDD
12 45 (6.84%) Machine Learning
13 40 (6.08%) OO
14 37 (5.62%) SDLC
15 36 (5.47%) Front End Development
15 36 (5.47%) Task Automation
16 35 (5.32%) Analytics
16 35 (5.32%) Data Modelling
17 33 (5.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 357 (54.26%) Python
2 253 (38.45%) Java
3 232 (35.26%) JavaScript
4 203 (30.85%) Ruby
5 96 (14.59%) Bash Shell
6 72 (10.94%) Scala
6 72 (10.94%) SQL
7 50 (7.60%) Perl
8 47 (7.14%) PHP
9 38 (5.78%) C++
10 37 (5.62%) C
11 33 (5.02%) C#
12 19 (2.89%) Groovy
13 15 (2.28%) Erlang
13 15 (2.28%) ES6
13 15 (2.28%) Haskell
14 14 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.13%) Solidity
15 11 (1.67%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.67%) Rust
Qualifications
1 31 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.56%) Degree
3 17 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.91%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.46%) CCNA
8 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) MCSD
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.29%) GCP
2 13 (1.98%) QA
3 5 (0.76%) GDPR
4 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 268 (40.73%) Docker
2 16 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.37%) Apache Flume
3 9 (1.37%) VirtualBox
4 8 (1.22%) Xen
5 7 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.76%) HDFS
6 5 (0.76%) KVM
6 5 (0.76%) Squid
6 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.61%) Ceph
7 4 (0.61%) vSphere
8 3 (0.46%) QEMU
9 2 (0.30%) etcd
9 2 (0.30%) flannel
9 2 (0.30%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.30%) iptables
9 2 (0.30%) SkyDNS
9 2 (0.30%) vCloud
9 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 205 (31.16%) Kubernetes
2 155 (23.56%) Ansible
3 154 (23.40%) Terraform
4 108 (16.41%) Puppet
5 94 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (9.42%) Prometheus
7 51 (7.75%) Salt
8 47 (7.14%) Grafana
9 43 (6.53%) Nagios
10 38 (5.78%) Kibana
11 34 (5.17%) Packer
12 32 (4.86%) logstash
13 31 (4.71%) Consul
14 29 (4.41%) Icinga
15 21 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
16 15 (2.28%) Rancher
17 14 (2.13%) Galera Cluster
18 13 (1.98%) Sysdig
19 12 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
19 12 (1.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 129 (19.60%) Google
2 59 (8.97%) Red Hat
3 40 (6.08%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.41%) Splunk
5 26 (3.95%) Sybase
6 20 (3.04%) VMware
7 16 (2.43%) Oracle
8 13 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.82%) SAP
10 9 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.37%) New Relic
10 9 (1.37%) Rackspace
11 8 (1.22%) IBM
12 7 (1.06%) Perforce
12 7 (1.06%) Vertica
13 6 (0.91%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.91%) Monax
13 6 (0.91%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.91%) Santiment
14 5 (0.76%) ForgeRock