Period
to 3 March 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 March 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 219 317 350
Rank change year-on-year +98 +33 +45
Contract jobs citing Go 575 515 703
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.89% 1.88% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 375 499
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +8.64%
10th Percentile £385 £413 £394
90th Percentile £650 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 £48.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.71% -15.65% +27.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £48.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +23.71% +7.78% -

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 19,885 27,371 42,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.19% 40.89% 43.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,866 19,161 30,215
Median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £321
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 515 654
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £15.46 £17.21 £17.00
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

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 March 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 17 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 March 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 +99 484 £525 -4.55% 412
London +22 296 £550 -2.00% 269
Work from Home -72 173 £550 -12.00% 114
UK excluding London +134 141 £450 -10.00% 167
South East +123 57 £450 -5.26% 27
North of England +50 33 £413 -21.43% 71
North West +58 25 £405 -22.86% 48
South West +80 14 £425 -24.44% 10
Midlands +51 12 £403 -19.50% 22
East of England +63 11 £425 -13.27% 12
Scotland +25 8 £500 -9.09% 15
West Midlands +37 7 £403 -19.50% 16
Yorkshire +16 7 £450 -14.29% 17
Wales +3 5 £500 +2.04% 2
East Midlands +27 1 - - 5
North East +26 1 £475 +18.75% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 276 (48.00%) Kubernetes
2 274 (47.65%) Python
3 252 (43.83%) AWS
4 209 (36.35%) Docker
5 208 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (34.26%) Azure
6 197 (34.26%) Microservices
7 186 (32.35%) DevOps
8 175 (30.43%) Terraform
9 173 (30.09%) Java
10 155 (26.96%) JavaScript
11 144 (25.04%) Software Engineering
12 142 (24.70%) Node.js
13 124 (21.57%) Linux
14 123 (21.39%) GCP
15 117 (20.35%) Ruby
16 97 (16.87%) Cloud Native
17 93 (16.17%) C#
17 93 (16.17%) SQL
18 92 (16.00%) Ansible
19 88 (15.30%) Google
20 85 (14.78%) Git (software)
21 82 (14.26%) Bash Shell
21 82 (14.26%) Jenkins
22 78 (13.57%) Test Automation
23 77 (13.39%) Scala
24 74 (12.87%) MongoDB
24 74 (12.87%) TDD
25 72 (12.52%) Kafka
25 72 (12.52%) Serverless

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 45 (7.83%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (5.74%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (2.78%) Confluence
4 14 (2.43%) Apache
5 10 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.04%) IBM Domino
7 6 (1.04%) nginx
8 5 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
8 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.70%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.52%) Mule
10 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.35%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.35%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.17%) Ethereum
Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Magento
2 5 (0.87%) Shopify
3 1 (0.17%) Exstream
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 252 (43.83%) AWS
2 197 (34.26%) Azure
3 123 (21.39%) GCP
4 72 (12.52%) Serverless
5 52 (9.04%) AWS Lambda
6 40 (6.96%) GitHub
7 36 (6.26%) Logic Apps
8 32 (5.57%) Azure Functions
9 26 (4.52%) OpenShift
9 26 (4.52%) SaaS
10 25 (4.35%) IaaS
11 23 (4.00%) PaaS
12 20 (3.48%) Amazon ECS
12 20 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (2.96%) Amazon EKS
15 16 (2.78%) Apigee
16 14 (2.43%) Datadog
17 9 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 8 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.17%) Firewall
2 13 (2.26%) DNS
2 13 (2.26%) VLAN
3 12 (2.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 12 (2.09%) SNMP
4 10 (1.74%) SSH
4 10 (1.74%) Unified Communications
5 9 (1.57%) HTTP
5 9 (1.57%) Internet
6 7 (1.22%) SSL
7 5 (0.87%) FTP
7 5 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.70%) Network Security
9 3 (0.52%) DHCP
9 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.52%) tcpdump
9 3 (0.52%) VPN
9 3 (0.52%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.35%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.87%) MongoDB
2 42 (7.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 41 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (6.43%) MySQL
5 34 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 27 (4.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 21 (3.65%) Relational Database
8 19 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (2.96%) Blockchain
10 15 (2.61%) Redis
11 12 (2.09%) Cosmos DB
11 12 (2.09%) SQL Server
12 11 (1.91%) BigQuery
13 10 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.22%) Big Data
15 7 (1.22%) Bigtable
15 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.87%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 85 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 82 (14.26%) Jenkins
3 48 (8.35%) JIRA
4 42 (7.30%) GitLab
5 21 (3.65%) Cucumber
6 16 (2.78%) CircleCI
7 15 (2.61%) Gatling
8 14 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (2.43%) IntelliJ
9 13 (2.26%) SonarQube
10 12 (2.09%) JUnit
10 12 (2.09%) Maven
10 12 (2.09%) PyCharm
10 12 (2.09%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.09%) Visual Studio Code
11 11 (1.91%) Selenium
12 9 (1.57%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.22%) Gerrit
13 7 (1.22%) Gradle
13 7 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (9.57%) Finance
2 22 (3.83%) Banking
3 19 (3.30%) Public Sector
4 14 (2.43%) Front Office
5 13 (2.26%) Games
6 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.74%) Law
7 10 (1.74%) Retail
8 9 (1.57%) Marketing
9 7 (1.22%) Automotive
10 6 (1.04%) Advertising
10 6 (1.04%) Publishing
11 5 (0.87%) Electronics
12 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Military
13 2 (0.35%) Police
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 286 (49.74%) Developer
2 73 (12.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 64 (11.13%) Software Engineer
4 46 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 40 (6.96%) Senior Developer
6 37 (6.43%) Python Developer
7 32 (5.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 31 (5.39%) Java Developer
9 25 (4.35%) Azure Developer
9 25 (4.35%) React Developer
10 24 (4.17%) Software Developer
11 21 (3.65%) Cloud Developer
12 17 (2.96%) Backend Developer
13 16 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
13 16 (2.78%) Java Engineer
14 14 (2.43%) Java Software Engineer
14 14 (2.43%) Senior Python Developer
14 14 (2.43%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 13 (2.26%) .NET Developer
15 13 (2.26%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (24.70%) Node.js
2 72 (12.52%) Kafka
3 70 (12.17%) REST
4 68 (11.83%) React
5 54 (9.39%) .NET
5 54 (9.39%) RESTful
6 46 (8.00%) gRPC
7 44 (7.65%) AngularJS
8 42 (7.30%) GraphQL
9 36 (6.26%) Web Services
10 32 (5.57%) Elastic Stack
11 31 (5.39%) .NET Core
11 31 (5.39%) HTML
12 30 (5.22%) CSS
13 27 (4.70%) Spring
13 27 (4.70%) Swagger
14 25 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
15 22 (3.83%) HTML5
16 21 (3.65%) Spring Boot
17 15 (2.61%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.87%) Cloud Native
2 26 (4.52%) User Experience
3 25 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.91%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.57%) Equities
8 9 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.22%) Clustering
10 7 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.87%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
12 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 124 (21.57%) Linux
2 37 (6.43%) Windows
3 20 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (3.48%) Unix
4 17 (2.96%) CentOS
5 13 (2.26%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (1.74%) Android
8 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.17%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (34.26%) Microservices
3 186 (32.35%) DevOps
4 144 (25.04%) Software Engineering
5 78 (13.57%) Test Automation
6 74 (12.87%) TDD
7 72 (12.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 61 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (10.09%) Configuration Management
10 53 (9.22%) SDLC
11 46 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 46 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
12 41 (7.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (7.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 40 (6.96%) BDD
13 40 (6.96%) Data Engineering
14 36 (6.26%) Scrum
15 34 (5.91%) Fintech
16 33 (5.74%) OO
16 33 (5.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 274 (47.65%) Python
2 173 (30.09%) Java
3 155 (26.96%) JavaScript
4 117 (20.35%) Ruby
5 93 (16.17%) C#
5 93 (16.17%) SQL
6 82 (14.26%) Bash Shell
7 77 (13.39%) Scala
8 61 (10.61%) C++
9 50 (8.70%) TypeScript
10 45 (7.83%) PowerShell
11 33 (5.74%) PL/SQL
12 32 (5.57%) T-SQL
13 25 (4.35%) PHP
14 16 (2.78%) Kotlin
15 15 (2.61%) Rust
15 15 (2.61%) Shell Script
16 14 (2.43%) Java 8
17 11 (1.91%) Groovy
17 11 (1.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) Degree
4 8 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.52%) CCNA
6 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.52%) CISM
6 3 (0.52%) CISSP
6 3 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.52%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.52%) GIAC
6 3 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
1 4 (0.70%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) HIPAA
2 3 (0.52%) RMADS
2 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 209 (36.35%) Docker
2 30 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.78%) vSphere
4 6 (1.04%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.87%) Postfix
5 5 (0.87%) qmail
5 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 276 (48.00%) Kubernetes
2 175 (30.43%) Terraform
3 92 (16.00%) Ansible
4 57 (9.91%) Puppet
5 53 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (7.30%) Prometheus
7 33 (5.74%) Grafana
8 19 (3.30%) Packer
9 13 (2.26%) Consul
9 13 (2.26%) Istio
9 13 (2.26%) Nagios
10 12 (2.09%) ZABBIX
11 11 (1.91%) Kibana
12 10 (1.74%) logstash
12 10 (1.74%) Salt
13 7 (1.22%) HP SIM
13 7 (1.22%) Icinga
13 7 (1.22%) Opsview
14 4 (0.70%) vRealize
15 3 (0.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 88 (15.30%) Google
2 42 (7.30%) Oracle
3 41 (7.13%) VMware
4 34 (5.91%) MuleSoft
5 27 (4.70%) Microsoft
6 16 (2.78%) Atlassian
6 16 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.61%) EMC
7 15 (2.61%) Splunk
8 14 (2.43%) Dynatrace
9 12 (2.09%) Dell
10 10 (1.74%) AppDynamics
10 10 (1.74%) New Relic
11 8 (1.39%) IBM
11 8 (1.39%) MEDITECH
12 7 (1.22%) HP
12 7 (1.22%) SAP
13 6 (1.04%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.04%) Xerox
14 4 (0.70%) Databricks