Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 469 541
Rank change year-on-year +132 +72 +228
Contract jobs citing Go 760 436 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.46% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 1.11% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 340 297
UK median daily rate £525 £508 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £396 £387 £378
90th Percentile £694 £638 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £550
% change year-on-year -5.26% -13.64% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
10th Percentile £21.53 £42.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £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 45,459 39,427 42,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 41.54% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,771 26,987 29,171
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.02% +5.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 808 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.20% +10.67% +7.14%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +128 733 £525 +1.94% 237
London +63 515 £550 +4.76% 147
UK excluding London +93 237 £450 -5.26% 96
South East +45 103 £425 -15.00% 34
North of England +13 63 £488 +2.63% 19
North West +2 38 £488 -13.33% 17
Yorkshire -9 23 £488 +11.43% 2
Midlands -15 20 £375 -3.23% 11
East of England +19 18 £450 -33.33% 14
West Midlands -10 13 £325 +1.56% 10
South West +13 12 £500 +6.67% 12
Scotland -35 12 £525 +16.67% 1
Wales -17 9 £369 -7.81% 5
East Midlands -3 7 £425 -10.53% 1
North East +2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 421 (55.39%) Python
2 362 (47.63%) Amazon AWS
3 343 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
4 323 (42.50%) DevOps
5 317 (41.71%) Docker
6 292 (38.42%) Linux
7 290 (38.16%) Java
8 265 (34.87%) JavaScript
9 226 (29.74%) Ruby
10 221 (29.08%) Kubernetes
11 195 (25.66%) Ansible
12 191 (25.13%) Jenkins
13 188 (24.74%) Git (software)
14 176 (23.16%) Terraform
15 168 (22.11%) Microservices
16 155 (20.39%) Google
17 148 (19.47%) TDD
18 145 (19.08%) Node.js
19 143 (18.82%) Finance
20 136 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
21 134 (17.63%) Microsoft Azure
22 132 (17.37%) Google Cloud Platform
23 130 (17.11%) Software Engineering
24 119 (15.66%) Configuration Management
25 117 (15.39%) Puppet
26 113 (14.87%) Bash Shell
27 109 (14.34%) MySQL
28 108 (14.21%) Opscode Chef
29 106 (13.95%) AngularJS
29 106 (13.95%) PostgreSQL

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 75 (9.87%) Elasticsearch
2 42 (5.53%) Confluence
3 40 (5.26%) nginx
4 30 (3.95%) Apache
5 28 (3.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 26 (3.42%) OpenStack
7 20 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.50%) Apache Spark
9 16 (2.11%) Ethereum
10 10 (1.32%) Hyperledger
11 8 (1.05%) JBoss
12 7 (0.92%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.92%) IIS
12 7 (0.92%) Jetty
12 7 (0.92%) Mongrel
12 7 (0.92%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.79%) IPython
13 6 (0.79%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.53%) Hubot
15 3 (0.39%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.13%) HipChat
3 1 (0.13%) InVision
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) R3 Corda
2 4 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.39%) Ripple
4 2 (0.26%) MultiChain
4 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 362 (47.63%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (17.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (17.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 69 (9.08%) GitHub
5 66 (8.68%) PaaS
6 34 (4.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (3.42%) OpenShift
9 25 (3.29%) IaaS
10 18 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (2.24%) Amazon S3
12 16 (2.11%) SaaS
12 16 (2.11%) Serverless
13 9 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.05%) Akamai
14 8 (1.05%) Route 53
14 8 (1.05%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (0.92%) Quay.io
16 6 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.00%) HTTP
2 33 (4.34%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.76%) DNS
4 17 (2.24%) SSL
5 13 (1.71%) Software-Defined Networking
5 13 (1.71%) VPN
6 12 (1.58%) ICMP
7 8 (1.05%) Firewall
8 6 (0.79%) Broadband
9 3 (0.39%) SMS
10 2 (0.26%) DHCP
10 2 (0.26%) Internet
10 2 (0.26%) IPFS
10 2 (0.26%) IPsec
10 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.13%) FTP
11 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.13%) MQTT
11 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (14.34%) MySQL
2 106 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
3 90 (11.84%) MongoDB
4 79 (10.39%) NoSQL
5 56 (7.37%) Big Data
6 47 (6.18%) Relational Database
7 41 (5.39%) Redis
8 40 (5.26%) Blockchain
9 31 (4.08%) SQL Server
10 24 (3.16%) Hadoop
11 22 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.71%) HBase
14 11 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.45%) Neo4j
15 10 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.32%) icCube
16 9 (1.18%) Flink
17 6 (0.79%) CouchDB
17 6 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 191 (25.13%) Jenkins
2 188 (24.74%) Git (software)
3 75 (9.87%) JIRA
4 31 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 23 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (2.89%) Subversion
7 21 (2.76%) GitLab
8 20 (2.63%) GoCD
9 19 (2.50%) Artifactory
9 19 (2.50%) Visual Studio
10 18 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (1.84%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.84%) Selenium
12 12 (1.58%) Travis CI
13 11 (1.45%) Maven
13 11 (1.45%) Vagrant
14 10 (1.32%) SonarQube
15 9 (1.18%) Mercurial
16 8 (1.05%) Appium
17 6 (0.79%) RStudio
General
1 143 (18.82%) Finance
2 38 (5.00%) Banking
3 30 (3.95%) Retail
4 23 (3.03%) Games
5 19 (2.50%) Marketing
6 17 (2.24%) Law
7 14 (1.84%) Front Office
8 13 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.18%) Automotive
9 9 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.05%) Electronics
10 8 (1.05%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.66%) Publishing
12 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 372 (48.95%) Developer
2 172 (22.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (7.50%) Python Developer
4 53 (6.97%) AWS Engineer
5 49 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 48 (6.32%) Software Engineer
7 47 (6.18%) AWS DevOps
8 46 (6.05%) Web Developer
9 40 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
11 34 (4.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 34 (4.47%) Software Developer
12 30 (3.95%) Python Engineer
13 28 (3.68%) Senior DevOps
14 27 (3.55%) Backend Developer
14 27 (3.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.29%) Architect
15 25 (3.29%) React Developer
16 24 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
17 23 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (19.08%) Node.js
2 106 (13.95%) AngularJS
3 99 (13.03%) HTML
4 88 (11.58%) CSS
5 86 (11.32%) React
6 73 (9.61%) REST
7 69 (9.08%) Kafka
8 68 (8.95%) Web Services
9 66 (8.68%) Elastic Stack
10 50 (6.58%) jQuery
11 46 (6.05%) RESTful
12 38 (5.00%) HTML5
13 36 (4.74%) React Native
14 35 (4.61%) JSON
15 28 (3.68%) .NET
16 25 (3.29%) CSS3
17 24 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails
18 23 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
19 19 (2.50%) Angular 2
20 16 (2.11%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.34%) User Experience
2 55 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
3 41 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.87%) Fintech
5 34 (4.47%) Device Driver
6 33 (4.34%) Mobile App
7 28 (3.68%) Data Structures
8 26 (3.42%) Public Cloud
9 25 (3.29%) Algorithms
9 25 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
10 21 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (2.37%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.58%) Clustering
13 10 (1.32%) Replication
14 9 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.92%) Blog
15 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.79%) Bitcoin
16 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 292 (38.42%) Linux
2 52 (6.84%) Ubuntu
3 49 (6.45%) Windows
4 47 (6.18%) Unix
5 45 (5.92%) CentOS
6 40 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 36 (4.74%) Android
8 23 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.32%) CoreOS
9 10 (1.32%) VMS
10 6 (0.79%) Debian
10 6 (0.79%) Fedora
11 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.39%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.26%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.26%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (42.50%) DevOps
3 168 (22.11%) Microservices
4 148 (19.47%) TDD
5 136 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (17.11%) Software Engineering
7 119 (15.66%) Configuration Management
8 80 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 76 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 66 (8.68%) Scrum
11 61 (8.03%) Open Source
12 52 (6.84%) OO
13 49 (6.45%) BDD
14 47 (6.18%) Machine Learning
15 46 (6.05%) Kanban
16 42 (5.53%) Mentoring
17 39 (5.13%) Pair Programming
17 39 (5.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 38 (5.00%) SDLC
19 37 (4.87%) Immutable Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 421 (55.39%) Python
2 290 (38.16%) Java
3 265 (34.87%) JavaScript
4 226 (29.74%) Ruby
5 113 (14.87%) Bash Shell
6 83 (10.92%) SQL
7 77 (10.13%) Scala
8 66 (8.68%) Perl
9 57 (7.50%) C++
10 54 (7.11%) C
11 45 (5.92%) PHP
12 37 (4.87%) C#
13 19 (2.50%) Groovy
14 16 (2.11%) ES6
14 16 (2.11%) Kotlin
15 15 (1.97%) Erlang
15 15 (1.97%) Haskell
15 15 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.97%) Solidity
16 14 (1.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (5.39%) Degree
2 30 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.79%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.79%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.39%) CCNA
7 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.39%) CISM
7 3 (0.39%) CISSP
7 3 (0.39%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) RHCE
9 1 (0.13%) MCSD
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.50%) GCP
2 20 (2.63%) QA
3 8 (1.05%) GDPR
4 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) FINRA
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 317 (41.71%) Docker
2 19 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.71%) etcd
3 13 (1.71%) flannel
4 12 (1.58%) Apache Flume
5 11 (1.45%) Ceph
6 10 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.18%) GlusterFS
7 9 (1.18%) SkyDNS
7 9 (1.18%) VirtualBox
8 8 (1.05%) Xen
9 7 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.66%) KVM
11 4 (0.53%) vSphere
12 3 (0.39%) HDFS
12 3 (0.39%) QEMU
13 2 (0.26%) iptables
13 2 (0.26%) Snort
13 2 (0.26%) vCloud
13 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 221 (29.08%) Kubernetes
2 195 (25.66%) Ansible
3 176 (23.16%) Terraform
4 117 (15.39%) Puppet
5 108 (14.21%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (9.87%) Prometheus
7 57 (7.50%) Grafana
7 57 (7.50%) Salt
8 46 (6.05%) Nagios
9 40 (5.26%) Kibana
10 37 (4.87%) Packer
11 36 (4.74%) Icinga
12 33 (4.34%) Consul
13 27 (3.55%) logstash
14 19 (2.50%) Sysdig
15 17 (2.24%) Rancher
16 16 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
17 14 (1.84%) Galera Cluster
17 14 (1.84%) HAProxy
18 13 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 155 (20.39%) Google
2 63 (8.29%) Red Hat
3 53 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 29 (3.82%) Sybase
5 27 (3.55%) Splunk
6 24 (3.16%) VMware
7 16 (2.11%) Oracle
8 15 (1.97%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.45%) SAP
10 10 (1.32%) Vertica
11 9 (1.18%) Rackspace
12 8 (1.05%) New Relic
12 8 (1.05%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.79%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.79%) Perforce
13 6 (0.79%) TOWER Software
14 5 (0.66%) EMC
14 5 (0.66%) IBM
14 5 (0.66%) NetApp