The table below looks at the statistics for PostgreSQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PostgreSQL over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PostgreSQL (Postgres)
Rank 289 424 438
Rank change year-on-year
+135 +14
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 354 129 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.29% 1.22% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 87 52
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.95 £50.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.83% +30.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.51 £50.50 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £50.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £50.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.83% +68.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10750 10606 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.02% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7006 6472 6156
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 202 226
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.69 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

PostgreSQL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PostgreSQL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

PostgreSQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PostgreSQL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PostgreSQL within the UK.

PostgreSQL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PostgreSQL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PostgreSQL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

PostgreSQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PostgreSQL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PostgreSQL within the UK.

PostgreSQL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PostgreSQL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostgreSQL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +155 344 £400 +6.66% 145
London +64 139 £425 +13.33% 67
South East +85 113 £350 +33.58% 42
Hampshire +25 55 £320 +5.34% 14
South West +8 33 £385 +40.00% 4
Yorkshire - 25 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire - 24 £350 - 1
Leeds - 24 £350 - 1
Southampton +6 20 £488 +57.25% 9
City of London +10 19 £414 +10.33% 16
North West -1 18 £325 -13.33% 12
Devon +5 16 £356 +79.24%
Oxford - 16 £325 - 5
Oxfordshire - 16 £325 - 7
Buckinghamshire +4 14 - - 1
Cheshire +11 8 £290 - 4
Berkshire +8 8 £344 +34.27% 15
Basingstoke - 8 £300 -
Manchester +1 7 £325 - 6
Bristol 0 7 £425 -15.00% 2
East Sussex -4 7 £310 +24.00% 1
Brighton -6 7 £310 +24.00%
Exeter - 6 - -
East Midlands +16 5 £325 - 3
East of England -3 4 £375 +2.04% 13
Surrey -5 4 £313 +24.50% 1
Scotland -10 4 £393 +57.00% 6
Wales -14 4 - - 5
South Wales -15 4 - - 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 - 1

PostgreSQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PostgreSQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PostgreSQL.

1 367 (50.97%) Linux
2 329 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (36.25%) MySQL
4 239 (33.19%) Java
5 227 (31.53%) SQL
6 226 (31.39%) Python
7 194 (26.94%) Git (software)
7 194 (26.94%) MongoDB
8 171 (23.75%) Open Source
9 169 (23.47%) JavaScript
10 163 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (21.53%) Jenkins
12 150 (20.83%) Puppet
13 146 (20.28%) Scrum
14 145 (20.14%) TDD
15 139 (19.31%) Apache
16 137 (19.03%) HTML
17 136 (18.89%) Oracle
17 136 (18.89%) Ruby
18 127 (17.64%) CSS
19 126 (17.50%) PHP
20 116 (16.11%) Web Services
20 116 (16.11%) Configuration Management
21 113 (15.69%) DevOps
22 110 (15.28%) Security Cleared
23 109 (15.14%) Subversion
24 107 (14.86%) UNIX
25 99 (13.75%) NoSQL
26 98 (13.61%) Relational Database
27 94 (13.06%) jQuery

PostgreSQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PostgreSQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PostgreSQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 139 (19.31%) Apache
2 67 (9.31%) Tomcat
3 55 (7.64%) nginx
4 39 (5.42%) JBoss
5 33 (4.58%) Node.js
6 25 (3.47%) CMS
7 24 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (3.06%) Confluence
9 19 (2.64%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.81%) MediaWiki
11 11 (1.53%) IIS
11 11 (1.53%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.53%) uWSGI
12 10 (1.39%) Drupal
12 10 (1.39%) Jetty
13 8 (1.11%) Alfresco
14 6 (0.83%) Apache Pig
14 6 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
14 6 (0.83%) Mule
14 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.92%) MS Office
3 12 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.83%) GIMP
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) Magento
2 8 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.61%) GitHub
3 24 (3.33%) SaaS
4 17 (2.36%) PaaS
5 16 (2.22%) IaaS
6 14 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.56%) Heroku
10 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.14%) Route 53
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.78%) HTTP
2 40 (5.56%) Internet
3 35 (4.86%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.72%) Firewall
5 29 (4.03%) LDAP
5 29 (4.03%) VPN
6 24 (3.33%) SSL
7 23 (3.19%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (2.78%) DNS
9 14 (1.94%) AMQP
9 14 (1.94%) LAN
10 13 (1.81%) IPsec
10 13 (1.81%) SMTP
11 12 (1.67%) Network Security
11 12 (1.67%) IPv6
11 12 (1.67%) WAN
11 12 (1.67%) DHCP
11 12 (1.67%) BGP
11 12 (1.67%) EIGRP
11 12 (1.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (36.25%) MySQL
2 194 (26.94%) MongoDB
3 99 (13.75%) NoSQL
4 98 (13.61%) Relational Database
5 89 (12.36%) SQL Server
6 56 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (7.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 45 (6.25%) RDBMS
9 44 (6.11%) Redis
10 31 (4.31%) Oracle Database
11 29 (4.03%) Hadoop
12 24 (3.33%) Ingres
13 22 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (2.92%) Big Data
15 20 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
16 18 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
19 13 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 194 (26.94%) Git (software)
2 155 (21.53%) Jenkins
3 109 (15.14%) Subversion
4 73 (10.14%) Maven
5 48 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 43 (5.97%) JUnit
7 42 (5.83%) Eclipse
8 40 (5.56%) JIRA
9 37 (5.14%) Ant
10 28 (3.89%) NUnit
11 27 (3.75%) CruiseControl
12 26 (3.61%) Jasmine
13 25 (3.47%) Selenium
14 24 (3.33%) GoogleTest
14 24 (3.33%) CppUnit
14 24 (3.33%) JMeter
14 24 (3.33%) ClearCase
15 23 (3.19%) ClearQuest
16 22 (3.06%) Karma Test Runner
17 18 (2.50%) Mockito
General
1 43 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 28 (3.89%) Games
3 22 (3.06%) Marketing
4 18 (2.50%) Finance
5 13 (1.81%) Advertising
6 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.11%) Retail
7 8 (1.11%) Electronics
8 6 (0.83%) Law
9 5 (0.69%) Publishing
9 5 (0.69%) Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 335 (46.53%) Developer
2 90 (12.50%) Architect
3 71 (9.86%) Java Developer
4 67 (9.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (7.64%) Python Developer
6 51 (7.08%) Senior Developer
7 43 (5.97%) DBA
8 41 (5.69%) Administrator
9 36 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 32 (4.44%) Technical Architect
11 28 (3.89%) PHP Developer
12 26 (3.61%) Database Developer
13 25 (3.47%) Software Developer
14 24 (3.33%) Analyst
15 22 (3.06%) Web Developer
16 19 (2.64%) Lead Architect
16 19 (2.64%) Software Engineer
16 19 (2.64%) Python/Django Developer
17 17 (2.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 14 (1.94%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (19.03%) HTML
2 127 (17.64%) CSS
3 116 (16.11%) Web Services
4 94 (13.06%) jQuery
5 92 (12.78%) JSON
6 89 (12.36%) Django
7 85 (11.81%) XML
8 81 (11.25%) REST
9 75 (10.42%) RESTful
9 75 (10.42%) Spring
10 64 (8.89%) HTML5
11 61 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails
12 58 (8.06%) SOAP
13 56 (7.78%) J2EE
14 54 (7.50%) Hibernate
15 53 (7.36%) Ajax
15 53 (7.36%) RabbitMQ
16 38 (5.28%) CSS3
16 38 (5.28%) PostGIS
16 38 (5.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 171 (23.75%) Open Source
2 33 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.33%) Replication
4 23 (3.19%) Clustering
5 20 (2.78%) Wiki
6 19 (2.64%) Digital Media
7 18 (2.50%) GIS
8 17 (2.36%) User Experience
9 14 (1.94%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.39%) Derivative
10 10 (1.39%) NHS
11 8 (1.11%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.11%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.11%) Online Games
11 8 (1.11%) DTV
12 6 (0.83%) Social Media
12 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.83%) PKI
13 5 (0.69%) Smartcard
14 4 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 367 (50.97%) Linux
2 107 (14.86%) UNIX
3 85 (11.81%) Windows
4 79 (10.97%) CentOS
5 61 (8.47%) Ubuntu
6 34 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.94%) Debian
9 13 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.81%) Android
10 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.39%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.11%) Solaris
13 4 (0.56%) AIX
13 4 (0.56%) VMS
13 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.42%) HPUX
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
3 146 (20.28%) Scrum
4 145 (20.14%) TDD
5 116 (16.11%) Configuration Management
6 113 (15.69%) DevOps
7 84 (11.67%) Software Engineering
8 62 (8.61%) BDD
9 60 (8.33%) MVC
10 59 (8.19%) SOA
11 58 (8.06%) OO
12 42 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
13 40 (5.56%) E-Commerce
13 40 (5.56%) ETL
14 39 (5.42%) Kanban
15 37 (5.14%) Web Development
15 37 (5.14%) Data Modelling
16 32 (4.44%) UML
17 30 (4.17%) Unit Testing
18 29 (4.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 239 (33.19%) Java
2 227 (31.53%) SQL
3 226 (31.39%) Python
4 169 (23.47%) JavaScript
5 136 (18.89%) Ruby
6 126 (17.50%) PHP
7 83 (11.53%) Perl
8 77 (10.69%) Bash Shell
9 58 (8.06%) Scala
10 36 (5.00%) C#
10 36 (5.00%) Shell Script
11 32 (4.44%) C++
12 28 (3.89%) C
13 18 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.53%) PHP5
15 6 (0.83%) Groovy
16 5 (0.69%) XQuery
16 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.69%) VBA
16 5 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 110 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 87 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.36%) Degree
4 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.56%) CCNA
5 4 (0.56%) ISEB
5 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.28%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) PMP
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.39%) QA
2 8 (1.11%) COBIT
3 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.44%) Docker
3 19 (2.64%) Varnish
4 14 (1.94%) Samba
5 13 (1.81%) XenServer
5 13 (1.81%) Postfix
6 11 (1.53%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.53%) Shibboleth
7 10 (1.39%) vCloud
8 7 (0.97%) Xen
9 5 (0.69%) HDFS
9 5 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.69%) vSphere
10 4 (0.56%) LXC
10 4 (0.56%) KVM
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.42%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 150 (20.83%) Puppet
2 81 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (8.75%) Ansible
4 36 (5.00%) Nagios
5 31 (4.31%) Salt
5 31 (4.31%) ZABBIX
6 21 (2.92%) HAProxy
7 18 (2.50%) Vagrant
8 13 (1.81%) logstash
9 9 (1.25%) Capistrano
10 8 (1.11%) Kibana
11 7 (0.97%) Icinga
12 6 (0.83%) OpenIDM
13 5 (0.69%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.56%) Hyperic
14 4 (0.56%) Graphite
14 4 (0.56%) WebInspect
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 3 (0.42%) Cacti
Vendors
1 136 (18.89%) Oracle
2 88 (12.22%) Red Hat
3 68 (9.44%) VMware
4 53 (7.36%) Microsoft
5 37 (5.14%) Splunk
6 28 (3.89%) Business Objects
7 26 (3.61%) Greenplum
8 17 (2.36%) Google
9 16 (2.22%) Citrix
10 15 (2.08%) Rackspace
11 12 (1.67%) Sybase
12 11 (1.53%) Cisco
12 11 (1.53%) Zend
13 8 (1.11%) Tableau
13 8 (1.11%) SaltStack
13 8 (1.11%) SAP
13 8 (1.11%) Adobe
14 7 (0.97%) Ericsson
14 7 (0.97%) HP
15 6 (0.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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