The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PostgreSQL (Postgres)
Rank 384 407 482
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +75
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 214 137 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.76% 1.33% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 78 49
Average daily rate £413 £331 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -15 201 £407 +22.71% 118
London +55 118 £450 +28.57% 64
South East -38 32 £320 +11.30% 21
South West - 24 £438 - 9
City of London +5 22 £473 +50.00% 18
Hampshire -8 16 £323 +12.17% 5
North West -15 12 £350 +3.32% 3
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 - 3
Devon - 8 £123 -
Gloucester - 8 £450 - 2
Guildford +4 7 £550 +69.23%
Surrey -6 7 £550 +56.58% 5
Southampton -7 5 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -20 5 £200 -42.85% 5
Cheshire -14 4 £335 -1.10%
Wales -16 4 £525 +162.50%
Leeds -18 4 £200 -52.94% 5
West Yorkshire -20 4 £200 -42.85% 5
East of England -23 4 - - 9
Berkshire -24 4 £200 -38.46% 2
Farnborough - 4 £388 -
Reading -14 3 £200 -38.46%
St Albans - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 £317 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Bath - 3 £413 - 3
Bristol - 3 £425 - 1
North East - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 5

PostgreSQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 187 (55.00%) MySQL
2 139 (40.88%) Linux
3 116 (34.12%) Java
4 111 (32.65%) MongoDB
5 103 (30.29%) SQL
6 98 (28.82%) HTML
7 97 (28.53%) CSS
8 95 (27.94%) JavaScript
9 90 (26.47%) Ruby
10 86 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
11 80 (23.53%) Git (software)
11 80 (23.53%) Oracle
12 74 (21.76%) TDD
13 73 (21.47%) NoSQL
14 68 (20.00%) Python
15 62 (18.24%) Apache
16 59 (17.35%) Ruby on Rails
16 59 (17.35%) Open Source
17 58 (17.06%) Puppet
18 57 (16.76%) Scrum
19 55 (16.18%) Spring
20 52 (15.29%) JSON
20 52 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
21 51 (15.00%) REST
22 49 (14.41%) Relational Database
22 49 (14.41%) Web Services
23 46 (13.53%) Hibernate
23 46 (13.53%) XML
23 46 (13.53%) Perl
24 43 (12.65%) Django

PostgreSQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 62 (18.24%) Apache
2 42 (12.35%) Tomcat
3 26 (7.65%) nginx
4 24 (7.06%) Node.js
5 16 (4.71%) Apache Solr
6 14 (4.12%) Alfresco
7 11 (3.24%) CMS
8 10 (2.94%) OpenStack
9 9 (2.65%) Jetty
9 9 (2.65%) Mule
10 8 (2.35%) Confluence
11 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.76%) IIS
12 6 (1.76%) Drupal
13 5 (1.47%) Liferay
13 5 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.18%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.88%) Documentum
15 3 (0.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Metrica
1 2 (0.59%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.76%) Heroku
3 5 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.47%) SaaS
4 4 (1.18%) PaaS
5 2 (0.59%) GitHub
5 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Route 53
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.59%) SNMP
2 12 (3.53%) HTTP
3 9 (2.65%) Firewall
3 9 (2.65%) Internet
3 9 (2.65%) DNS
3 9 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.35%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (2.35%) LDAP
4 8 (2.35%) VPN
4 8 (2.35%) TELNET
4 8 (2.35%) SSH
4 8 (2.35%) Network Security
5 7 (2.06%) LAN
5 7 (2.06%) WAN
6 6 (1.76%) 4G
6 6 (1.76%) SSL
6 6 (1.76%) ATM
6 6 (1.76%) 2G
6 6 (1.76%) 3G
6 6 (1.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (55.00%) MySQL
2 111 (32.65%) MongoDB
3 73 (21.47%) NoSQL
4 49 (14.41%) Relational Database
5 40 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 32 (9.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (7.94%) Redis
8 18 (5.29%) RDBMS
9 15 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.65%) DB2
12 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (2.06%) Big Data
12 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.47%) MS Access
14 4 (1.18%) Riak
14 4 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 80 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 34 (10.00%) Maven
4 33 (9.71%) Subversion
5 26 (7.65%) Cucumber
6 25 (7.35%) Mockito
7 24 (7.06%) JIRA
8 17 (5.00%) Selenium
9 16 (4.71%) JUnit
10 14 (4.12%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.82%) Ant
12 12 (3.53%) Hudson
12 12 (3.53%) Hamcrest
13 9 (2.65%) RSpec
14 7 (2.06%) Talend Open Studio
15 6 (1.76%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.76%) Mercurial
16 5 (1.47%) CruiseControl
16 5 (1.47%) SoapUI
16 5 (1.47%) Grunt
General
1 19 (5.59%) Finance
2 9 (2.65%) Games
3 8 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.06%) Back Office
4 7 (2.06%) Publishing
5 3 (0.88%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Retail
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Military
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 147 (43.24%) Developer
2 51 (15.00%) Architect
3 47 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 30 (8.82%) Administrator
5 28 (8.24%) Python Developer
6 24 (7.06%) DBA
7 20 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
7 20 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 19 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.00%) Technical Architect
10 15 (4.41%) Senior Architect
10 15 (4.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 14 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (2.94%) PHP Developer
12 10 (2.94%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (2.65%) Enterprise Architect
13 9 (2.65%) Python/Django Developer
14 8 (2.35%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (28.82%) HTML
2 97 (28.53%) CSS
3 59 (17.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 55 (16.18%) Spring
5 52 (15.29%) JSON
6 51 (15.00%) REST
7 49 (14.41%) Web Services
8 46 (13.53%) Hibernate
8 46 (13.53%) XML
9 43 (12.65%) Django
10 41 (12.06%) Ajax
11 38 (11.18%) jQuery
11 38 (11.18%) HTML5
12 32 (9.41%) CSS3
13 30 (8.82%) RESTful
14 21 (6.18%) SOAP
15 18 (5.29%) .NET
16 16 (4.71%) JMS
16 16 (4.71%) Grails
17 15 (4.41%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.35%) Open Source
2 25 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.24%) Replication
5 9 (2.65%) Clustering
5 9 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.35%) Online Games
7 6 (1.76%) Wiki
8 5 (1.47%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.18%) GIS
10 3 (0.88%) iPad
10 3 (0.88%) iPhone
11 2 (0.59%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.59%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.29%) Social Media
12 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.29%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.29%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 139 (40.88%) Linux
2 39 (11.47%) Windows
3 36 (10.59%) UNIX
4 27 (7.94%) Ubuntu
5 26 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.53%) Android
6 12 (3.53%) CentOS
7 9 (2.65%) Debian
8 7 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Phone 7
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.59%) Solaris
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.29%) OpenSolaris
12 1 (0.29%) Gentoo
12 1 (0.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (21.76%) TDD
3 57 (16.76%) Scrum
4 52 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (10.59%) Configuration Management
6 32 (9.41%) E-Commerce
7 30 (8.82%) Web Development
8 24 (7.06%) Software Engineering
9 23 (6.76%) MVC
10 21 (6.18%) OO
10 21 (6.18%) SOA
11 20 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (5.88%) BDD
12 18 (5.29%) Kanban
13 17 (5.00%) Software Architecture
13 17 (5.00%) ETL
14 16 (4.71%) Pair Programming
15 15 (4.41%) UML
15 15 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (4.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (34.12%) Java
2 103 (30.29%) SQL
3 95 (27.94%) JavaScript
4 90 (26.47%) Ruby
5 68 (20.00%) Python
6 46 (13.53%) Perl
7 31 (9.12%) Bash Shell
8 30 (8.82%) PHP
9 29 (8.53%) Scala
10 17 (5.00%) C++
11 15 (4.41%) Groovy
12 13 (3.82%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.82%) C#
13 8 (2.35%) C
14 7 (2.06%) Korn
15 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.59%) CoffeeScript
17 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (7.65%) Degree
2 15 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) HNC
4 4 (1.18%) HND
5 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.88%) CCNA
5 3 (0.88%) MCSA
6 1 (0.29%) RHCT
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) RHCE
6 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.71%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) SLA
3 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.82%) KVM
2 11 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.24%) Xen
3 10 (2.94%) Varnish
4 5 (1.47%) Postfix
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.47%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.18%) Samba
5 4 (1.18%) XenServer
5 4 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.88%) Squid
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.29%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.29%) qmail
7 1 (0.29%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Snort
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (17.06%) Puppet
2 25 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.71%) HAProxy
4 12 (3.53%) Vagrant
5 10 (2.94%) Nagios
6 8 (2.35%) Ansible
6 8 (2.35%) NSN NetAct
7 6 (1.76%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.76%) Capistrano
8 5 (1.47%) Foglight
8 5 (1.47%) collectd
8 5 (1.47%) StatsD
9 4 (1.18%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.29%) Munin
10 1 (0.29%) Cacti
10 1 (0.29%) Nessus
10 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 80 (23.53%) Oracle
2 31 (9.12%) Red Hat
3 28 (8.24%) JBoss
4 19 (5.59%) Greenplum
5 14 (4.12%) VMware
5 14 (4.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 13 (3.82%) Akamai
7 10 (2.94%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.35%) Rackspace
8 8 (2.35%) Google
9 7 (2.06%) Huawei
9 7 (2.06%) Ericsson
9 7 (2.06%) Nortel
9 7 (2.06%) Talend
9 7 (2.06%) Velocent
9 7 (2.06%) Cerion
10 6 (1.76%) Informatica
11 5 (1.47%) Intalio
11 5 (1.47%) Sybase
11 5 (1.47%) Splunk
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