Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 333 368
Rank change year-on-year +109 +35 +12
Contract jobs citing Go 650 379 659
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.88% 1.80% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 262 488
10th Percentile £388 £413 £388
25th Percentile £425 £458 £467
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £625
90th Percentile £650 £703 £691
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £518 £475
% change year-on-year -13.04% +8.95% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% +16.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 22,576 21,024 39,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.54% 40.50% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,889 14,803 28,069
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £655 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 376 645
10th Percentile £18.25 £17.11 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.48 £21.44 £26.65
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £50.61 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -4.49% +11.25%

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 10 May 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 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 10 May 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 +103 532 £525 -4.55% 450
London +34 324 £550 -4.35% 278
Work from Home -95 192 £525 +16.67% 137
UK excluding London +86 158 £450 -13.04% 178
South East +81 61 £450 -5.26% 35
North of England +38 37 £405 -26.36% 73
North West +41 33 £405 -22.86% 38
East of England +44 22 £513 +4.59% 10
Scotland +2 13 £525 -8.70% 5
Midlands +25 11 £425 -15.00% 30
South West +43 10 £390 -32.17% 21
West Midlands +5 7 £403 -19.50% 26
Yorkshire -8 4 £488 -12.56% 28
Wales -7 3 £500 +5.26%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 323 (49.69%) Kubernetes
2 307 (47.23%) Python
3 295 (45.38%) AWS
4 261 (40.15%) Docker
5 235 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (34.15%) DevOps
7 212 (32.62%) Java
8 211 (32.46%) Azure
9 201 (30.92%) Microservices
10 184 (28.31%) Terraform
11 175 (26.92%) Software Engineering
12 173 (26.62%) JavaScript
13 154 (23.69%) Node.js
14 144 (22.15%) Ruby
15 140 (21.54%) GCP
16 133 (20.46%) Linux
17 113 (17.38%) SQL
18 108 (16.62%) Serverless
19 106 (16.31%) Cloud Native
20 99 (15.23%) C#
20 99 (15.23%) Git (software)
21 98 (15.08%) Google
22 95 (14.62%) Scala
22 95 (14.62%) Jenkins
23 89 (13.69%) Social Skills
24 88 (13.54%) Ansible
25 81 (12.46%) Bash Shell
25 81 (12.46%) Infrastructure as Code
26 80 (12.31%) AWS Lambda
26 80 (12.31%) C++

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 42 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (6.31%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (3.69%) Confluence
4 17 (2.62%) Apache
5 16 (2.46%) Apache Spark
6 14 (2.15%) SharePoint
7 13 (2.00%) nginx
8 11 (1.69%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.54%) IBM Domino
10 8 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (1.08%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.77%) Mule
13 4 (0.62%) CMS
14 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.31%) IIS
15 2 (0.31%) JBoss
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Magento
2 7 (1.08%) Shopify
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 295 (45.38%) AWS
2 211 (32.46%) Azure
3 140 (21.54%) GCP
4 108 (16.62%) Serverless
5 80 (12.31%) AWS Lambda
6 51 (7.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 44 (6.77%) Azure Functions
7 44 (6.77%) Azure Logic Apps
7 44 (6.77%) Azure Storage
8 33 (5.08%) OpenShift
9 29 (4.46%) IaaS
10 28 (4.31%) GitHub
11 27 (4.15%) SaaS
12 26 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (3.85%) PaaS
14 24 (3.69%) Amazon EKS
15 22 (3.38%) Apigee
16 21 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (2.92%) Amazon ECS
18 15 (2.31%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.77%) Firewall
2 16 (2.46%) HTTP
3 12 (1.85%) DNS
3 12 (1.85%) SSH
4 11 (1.69%) SSL
5 10 (1.54%) Internet
5 10 (1.54%) Unified Communications
6 8 (1.23%) Network Security
7 7 (1.08%) FTP
8 5 (0.77%) VPN
8 5 (0.77%) Wireless
8 5 (0.77%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.62%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.46%) tcpdump
11 2 (0.31%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.31%) MongoDB
2 51 (7.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 51 (7.85%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (7.08%) NoSQL
4 41 (6.31%) MySQL
5 33 (5.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 33 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.23%) Redis
7 17 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (2.62%) Blockchain
8 16 (2.46%) Big Data
8 16 (2.46%) BigQuery
9 14 (2.15%) Amazon Aurora
9 14 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.15%) SQL Server
10 11 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.38%) Looker
11 9 (1.38%) Tableau
12 8 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 99 (15.23%) Git (software)
2 95 (14.62%) Jenkins
3 57 (8.77%) JIRA
4 34 (5.23%) GitLab
5 21 (3.23%) Maven
6 18 (2.77%) CircleCI
7 16 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.46%) IntelliJ
8 14 (2.15%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.15%) Visual Studio Code
9 13 (2.00%) Gatling
9 13 (2.00%) PyCharm
10 12 (1.85%) SonarQube
10 12 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.69%) Gradle
11 11 (1.69%) JUnit
12 9 (1.38%) Selenium
12 9 (1.38%) Travis CI
13 8 (1.23%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 89 (13.69%) Social Skills
2 69 (10.62%) Finance
3 25 (3.85%) Banking
4 22 (3.38%) Retail
5 19 (2.92%) Games
5 19 (2.92%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.69%) Advertising
9 10 (1.54%) Front Office
10 8 (1.23%) Automotive
10 8 (1.23%) Marketing
11 7 (1.08%) Law
12 5 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.62%) Back Office
13 4 (0.62%) Electronics
13 4 (0.62%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.46%) Military
14 3 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 298 (45.85%) Developer
2 81 (12.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 78 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 41 (6.31%) Senior Developer
5 40 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
6 33 (5.08%) Python Developer
7 31 (4.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 31 (4.77%) Java Developer
8 28 (4.31%) Azure Developer
9 27 (4.15%) Software Developer
10 23 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
10 23 (3.54%) React Developer
11 22 (3.38%) Ruby Engineer
12 21 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 21 (3.23%) Architect
12 21 (3.23%) Cloud Developer
13 18 (2.77%) Scala Engineer
14 17 (2.62%) Data Engineer
14 17 (2.62%) Platform Engineer
14 17 (2.62%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (23.69%) Node.js
2 76 (11.69%) .NET
3 74 (11.38%) REST
4 63 (9.69%) Kafka
4 63 (9.69%) React
5 51 (7.85%) RESTful
6 50 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 46 (7.08%) .NET Core
8 38 (5.85%) gRPC
9 36 (5.54%) Web Services
10 34 (5.23%) GraphQL
11 31 (4.77%) HTML
11 31 (4.77%) Ruby on Rails
12 28 (4.31%) Spring
13 27 (4.15%) CSS
14 22 (3.38%) Redux
15 20 (3.08%) Swagger
16 19 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
17 15 (2.31%) Spring Boot
18 14 (2.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 106 (16.31%) Cloud Native
2 37 (5.69%) Public Cloud
3 22 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.77%) Algorithms
5 16 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.15%) User Experience
7 13 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.38%) Clustering
9 9 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.38%) Equities
9 9 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.92%) Derivative
12 6 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.77%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 133 (20.46%) Linux
2 37 (5.69%) Windows
3 17 (2.62%) Android
3 17 (2.62%) Unix
4 10 (1.54%) CentOS
4 10 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.77%) Alpine Linux
6 5 (0.77%) CoreOS
6 5 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.62%) Debian
7 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.15%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (34.15%) DevOps
3 201 (30.92%) Microservices
4 175 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 81 (12.46%) Infrastructure as Code
6 79 (12.15%) TDD
7 68 (10.46%) Test Automation
8 67 (10.31%) SDLC
9 54 (8.31%) Configuration Management
10 53 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 52 (8.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 48 (7.38%) BDD
12 48 (7.38%) Data Engineering
12 48 (7.38%) Scrum
13 46 (7.08%) Open Source
14 44 (6.77%) Data Development
15 41 (6.31%) Kanban
16 37 (5.69%) Infrastructure Automation
17 36 (5.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 307 (47.23%) Python
2 212 (32.62%) Java
3 173 (26.62%) JavaScript
4 144 (22.15%) Ruby
5 113 (17.38%) SQL
6 99 (15.23%) C#
7 95 (14.62%) Scala
8 81 (12.46%) Bash Shell
9 80 (12.31%) C++
10 58 (8.92%) TypeScript
11 45 (6.92%) PL/SQL
12 44 (6.77%) T-SQL
13 37 (5.69%) PowerShell
14 32 (4.92%) PHP
15 31 (4.77%) Rust
16 21 (3.23%) Kotlin
17 19 (2.92%) Groovy
18 14 (2.15%) Java 8
18 14 (2.15%) Shell Script
19 12 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.15%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.46%) Degree
4 11 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.77%) CCNA
7 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.77%) CISSP
8 4 (0.62%) CISM
9 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.15%) GIAC
10 1 (0.15%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
1 5 (0.77%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) WCAG
3 2 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.15%) RMADS
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 261 (40.15%) Docker
2 23 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.08%) Postfix
3 7 (1.08%) qmail
4 6 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.62%) vSphere
7 3 (0.46%) HDFS
8 2 (0.31%) NFS
8 2 (0.31%) Squid
Systems Management
1 323 (49.69%) Kubernetes
2 184 (28.31%) Terraform
3 88 (13.54%) Ansible
4 50 (7.69%) Puppet
5 42 (6.46%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (4.46%) Prometheus
7 24 (3.69%) Istio
8 22 (3.38%) Grafana
9 14 (2.15%) Consul
10 13 (2.00%) Packer
11 12 (1.85%) Nagios
12 10 (1.54%) Kibana
12 10 (1.54%) Salt
13 9 (1.38%) logstash
14 5 (0.77%) HP SIM
14 5 (0.77%) Icinga
14 5 (0.77%) Opsview
14 5 (0.77%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 4 (0.62%) Knative
15 4 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 98 (15.08%) Google
2 63 (9.69%) Oracle
3 43 (6.62%) MuleSoft
4 32 (4.92%) VMware
5 23 (3.54%) Microsoft
6 19 (2.92%) New Relic
7 16 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.15%) Dynatrace
9 13 (2.00%) IBM
10 10 (1.54%) Xerox
11 9 (1.38%) SAP
12 8 (1.23%) MEDITECH
13 7 (1.08%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.08%) Confluent
13 7 (1.08%) Teradata
14 6 (0.92%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.77%) EMC
15 5 (0.77%) HP
15 5 (0.77%) NetApp
15 5 (0.77%) Veracode