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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 457 582
Rank change year-on-year +74 +125  
Contract jobs citing Go 229 194 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.37% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 0.94% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 160 43
Median daily rate £520 £510 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +16.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £588 £438
% change year-on-year -19.14% +34.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

Go is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19721 20622 21293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.85% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 14153 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 449 434
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.53 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

Go
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Go as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 214 £525 +2.94% 76
London +14 171 £550 +10.00% 47
City of London -12 28 £625 +19.04% 7
South East +27 20 £500 -28.57% 10
Milton Keynes -4 16 £500 +8.10% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 16 £500 +8.10% 2
Croydon - 12 £525 -
Scotland - 10 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 9 £450 - 1
East Midlands -2 7 £475 - 1
North West +23 5 £600 +33.33% 6
Manchester +14 5 £600 +34.07% 5
Northamptonshire - 5 £475 -
Northampton - 5 £475 -
West Midlands - 4 £320 - 1
South West - 4 £400 - 3
Birmingham - 4 £320 - 1
Wales -2 3 £400 -11.11%
South Wales - 3 £400 -
Dorset - 3 £375 -
Surrey +6 2 £351 -15.03% 1
Newport - 2 £400 -
Reigate - 2 £351 -
Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire +9 1 £425 -27.65% 4
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 2
Gatwick - 1 £375 -
Malmesbury - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 £375 -
Poole - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 248 (63.10%) Python
2 243 (61.83%) Java
3 238 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (56.49%) DevOps
5 181 (46.06%) Ruby
6 174 (44.27%) Amazon AWS
7 164 (41.73%) Linux
8 162 (41.22%) Docker
9 135 (34.35%) Ansible
10 110 (27.99%) Git (software)
11 109 (27.74%) Kubernetes
12 106 (26.97%) TDD
13 104 (26.46%) Continuous Integration
14 103 (26.21%) Puppet
15 87 (22.14%) Node.js
16 83 (21.12%) Jenkins
17 75 (19.08%) Opscode Chef
17 75 (19.08%) Bash Shell
17 75 (19.08%) Configuration Management
18 72 (18.32%) PostgreSQL
19 70 (17.81%) PaaS
20 69 (17.56%) Terraform
21 68 (17.30%) Open Source
22 66 (16.79%) Microservices
23 59 (15.01%) Finance
24 57 (14.50%) Cloud Foundry
25 56 (14.25%) Spring
26 55 (13.99%) JavaScript
27 53 (13.49%) HTML
28 52 (13.23%) Continuous Delivery

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 57 (14.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 47 (11.96%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (8.91%) nginx
4 29 (7.38%) OpenStack
5 11 (2.80%) Apache
5 11 (2.80%) Hubot
5 11 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.04%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.53%) Confluence
8 4 (1.02%) WordPress
9 3 (0.76%) CMS
9 3 (0.76%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.51%) eris
10 2 (0.51%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.25%) GemFire
Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 174 (44.27%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (17.81%) PaaS
3 50 (12.72%) GitHub
4 41 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (5.85%) IaaS
6 17 (4.33%) Bluemix
6 17 (4.33%) IBM Cloud
7 15 (3.82%) Datadog
7 15 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (3.56%) Quay.io
9 13 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (2.54%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.54%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.78%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (1.78%) SaaS
12 6 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.91%) HTTP
2 27 (6.87%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.31%) SSL
4 11 (2.80%) DNS
5 7 (1.78%) Internet
6 5 (1.27%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.27%) VPN
7 4 (1.02%) AMQP
7 4 (1.02%) ICMP
7 4 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.51%) Firewall
9 2 (0.51%) LDAP
9 2 (0.51%) SSH
9 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.25%) LAN
10 1 (0.25%) MQTT
10 1 (0.25%) SNMP
10 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.32%) PostgreSQL
2 51 (12.98%) MongoDB
3 47 (11.96%) MySQL
4 29 (7.38%) Redis
5 28 (7.12%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.83%) SQL Server
7 18 (4.58%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.33%) Big Data
8 17 (4.33%) Hadoop
9 16 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.04%) Neo4j
11 7 (1.78%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.76%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.76%) Riak
14 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.51%) HBase
14 2 (0.51%) InfluxDB
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 110 (27.99%) Git (software)
2 83 (21.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (6.62%) Artifactory
4 25 (6.36%) JIRA
5 22 (5.60%) Maven
6 19 (4.83%) GitLab
7 15 (3.82%) Travis CI
7 15 (3.82%) Vagrant
8 11 (2.80%) Gradle
9 10 (2.54%) JUnit
10 9 (2.29%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.29%) Mockito
11 8 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.04%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.78%) Selenium
12 7 (1.78%) Subversion
12 7 (1.78%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.53%) RSpec
14 5 (1.27%) DbUnit
14 5 (1.27%) SonarQube
General
1 59 (15.01%) Finance
2 18 (4.58%) Banking
3 11 (2.80%) Games
3 11 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.54%) Marketing
5 8 (2.04%) Electronics
5 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.27%) Retail
7 3 (0.76%) Front Office
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 156 (39.69%) Developer
2 115 (29.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (18.58%) Java Developer
4 42 (10.69%) AWS DevOps
5 41 (10.43%) Python Developer
6 39 (9.92%) AWS Engineer
7 34 (8.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 34 (8.65%) Senior Developer
8 25 (6.36%) Architect
9 24 (6.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 22 (5.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 22 (5.60%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (5.60%) Ruby Developer
11 21 (5.34%) Cloud Architect
11 21 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (5.09%) Senior DevOps
13 19 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
13 19 (4.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 16 (4.07%) Agile Developer
14 16 (4.07%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (22.14%) Node.js
2 56 (14.25%) Spring
3 53 (13.49%) HTML
4 52 (13.23%) Elastic Stack
5 45 (11.45%) REST
6 39 (9.92%) Kafka
7 33 (8.40%) AngularJS
8 31 (7.89%) Spring Boot
9 29 (7.38%) Web Services
10 27 (6.87%) CSS
10 27 (6.87%) HTML5
11 25 (6.36%) RESTful
12 23 (5.85%) RabbitMQ
13 22 (5.60%) Hibernate
14 21 (5.34%) J2EE
15 20 (5.09%) Ruby on Rails
16 19 (4.83%) JSON
17 18 (4.58%) JMS
18 15 (3.82%) JDBC
19 14 (3.56%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.87%) Cloud Native
1 27 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (3.82%) Fintech
2 15 (3.82%) User Experience
3 14 (3.56%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.31%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.29%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.78%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.53%) Blog
11 5 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.02%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.76%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 164 (41.73%) Linux
2 43 (10.94%) Unix
3 33 (8.40%) CoreOS
4 24 (6.11%) Ubuntu
5 19 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.56%) Windows
7 11 (2.80%) Android
7 11 (2.80%) Apple iOS
7 11 (2.80%) CentOS
8 9 (2.29%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.78%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.02%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (56.49%) DevOps
3 106 (26.97%) TDD
4 104 (26.46%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (19.08%) Configuration Management
6 68 (17.30%) Open Source
7 66 (16.79%) Microservices
8 52 (13.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 51 (12.98%) Software Engineering
10 50 (12.72%) Test Automation
11 47 (11.96%) BDD
12 44 (11.20%) Scrum
13 39 (9.92%) Kanban
14 31 (7.89%) High Availability
15 30 (7.63%) Pair Programming
16 27 (6.87%) Web Operations
17 24 (6.11%) OO
17 24 (6.11%) Software Delivery
18 20 (5.09%) SOA
19 19 (4.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 248 (63.10%) Python
2 243 (61.83%) Java
3 181 (46.06%) Ruby
4 75 (19.08%) Bash Shell
5 55 (13.99%) JavaScript
6 45 (11.45%) Scala
7 29 (7.38%) SQL
8 24 (6.11%) C++
8 24 (6.11%) Perl
9 23 (5.85%) PHP
10 19 (4.83%) C
10 19 (4.83%) Clojure
11 11 (2.80%) CoffeeScript
11 11 (2.80%) Rust
12 10 (2.54%) F#
13 9 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.04%) C#
15 5 (1.27%) Groovy
15 5 (1.27%) Haskell
15 5 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.82%) Degree
4 8 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.51%) CISA
7 2 (0.51%) CISM
7 2 (0.51%) CISSP
7 2 (0.51%) GSEC
7 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.29%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) GCP
System Software
1 162 (41.22%) Docker
2 17 (4.33%) etcd
2 17 (4.33%) flannel
3 11 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.54%) Ceph
4 10 (2.54%) GlusterFS
4 10 (2.54%) SkyDNS
5 7 (1.78%) LXC
5 7 (1.78%) vSphere
6 6 (1.53%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.76%) HDFS
7 3 (0.76%) Squid
8 2 (0.51%) KVM
8 2 (0.51%) vCloud
8 2 (0.51%) Xen
8 2 (0.51%) zsh
9 1 (0.25%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 135 (34.35%) Ansible
2 109 (27.74%) Kubernetes
3 103 (26.21%) Puppet
4 75 (19.08%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (17.56%) Terraform
6 33 (8.40%) Salt
7 31 (7.89%) Kibana
8 29 (7.38%) logstash
9 27 (6.87%) Prometheus
10 21 (5.34%) Mesos
10 21 (5.34%) rkt
11 19 (4.83%) Consul
11 19 (4.83%) Nagios
12 18 (4.58%) Sysdig
13 17 (4.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 17 (4.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 16 (4.07%) Grafana
14 16 (4.07%) HAProxy
15 12 (3.05%) Graphite
16 9 (2.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 24 (6.11%) Google
1 24 (6.11%) VMware
2 16 (4.07%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.56%) Red Hat
4 11 (2.80%) Oracle
5 10 (2.54%) SaltStack
6 8 (2.04%) SAP
7 7 (1.78%) Apple
7 7 (1.78%) Splunk
8 5 (1.27%) Black Duck
8 5 (1.27%) ForgeRock
9 3 (0.76%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.76%) EMC
9 3 (0.76%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.76%) IBM
9 3 (0.76%) New Relic
9 3 (0.76%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.51%) Isilon
11 1 (0.25%) F5
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