Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for PostgreSQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 29 July 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.

PostgreSQL (Postgres)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 69 89
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20 +22
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 77 4 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.16% 0.46% 1.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.78% 3.17% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 2 27
10th Percentile £402 £578 £313
25th Percentile £420 £581 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £588 £425
Median % change year-on-year -22.55% +38.24% -5.56%
75th Percentile £500 £594 £438
90th Percentile £545 £598 £488
Scotland median daily rate £450 £588 £413
% change year-on-year -23.40% +42.42% -8.33%

PostgreSQL is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 410 126 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.17% 14.37% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 67 226
10th Percentile £356 £321 £325
25th Percentile £409 £381 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £434
Median % change year-on-year - +3.75% +8.44%
75th Percentile £506 £538 £509
90th Percentile £575 £564 £566
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 £33.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.84% +33.51% +87.58%

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing PostgreSQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in Edinburgh

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PostgreSQL in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in Edinburgh

PostgreSQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PostgreSQL in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing PostgreSQL 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 across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 55 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 55 (71.43%) AWS
2 54 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (68.83%) Serverless
4 51 (66.23%) AWS Lambda
5 49 (63.64%) Amazon Aurora
6 47 (61.04%) TypeScript
6 47 (61.04%) Amazon S3
7 46 (59.74%) Java
8 45 (58.44%) React
9 36 (46.75%) Microservices
10 34 (44.16%) Public Sector
11 33 (42.86%) Docker
12 32 (41.56%) Accessibility
13 31 (40.26%) OpenShift
13 31 (40.26%) Grafana
13 31 (40.26%) Python
14 29 (37.66%) DevOps
14 29 (37.66%) Infrastructure as Code
15 26 (33.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (33.77%) Spring Boot
15 26 (33.77%) Spring
16 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
16 25 (32.47%) Kubernetes
17 24 (31.17%) Legacy Systems
18 23 (29.87%) Human-Centred Design
19 22 (28.57%) MongoDB
20 21 (27.27%) TDD
20 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
20 21 (27.27%) Elasticsearch

PostgreSQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 21 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.60%) GeoServer
Cloud Services
1 55 (71.43%) AWS
2 53 (68.83%) Serverless
3 51 (66.23%) AWS Lambda
4 47 (61.04%) Amazon S3
5 31 (40.26%) OpenShift
6 26 (33.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (6.49%) Azure
8 2 (2.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.60%) GCP
8 2 (2.60%) npm
8 2 (2.60%) SaaS
8 2 (2.60%) Snowflake
9 1 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.30%) GitHub
9 1 (1.30%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) BGP
1 2 (2.60%) Firewall
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
1 2 (2.60%) LAN
1 2 (2.60%) OSPF
1 2 (2.60%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) Anycast
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.30%) NGN
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (63.64%) Amazon Aurora
2 22 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 13 (16.88%) Informix
4 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 8 (10.39%) KDB
5 8 (10.39%) Kdb+
5 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
5 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.19%) MySQL
8 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.60%) Big Data
8 2 (2.60%) GIS
8 2 (2.60%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.60%) PowerCenter
8 2 (2.60%) Redis
9 1 (1.30%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.69%) Cypress.io
3 3 (3.90%) Gradle
3 3 (3.90%) Maven
4 2 (2.60%) CircleCI
4 2 (2.60%) gulp
4 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.60%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (44.16%) Public Sector
2 13 (16.88%) Finance
3 10 (12.99%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 37 (48.05%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 9 (11.69%) Software Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Data Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Development Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Java Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Domain Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Developer in Test
8 3 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (2.60%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (2.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (58.44%) React
2 26 (33.77%) Spring
2 26 (33.77%) Spring Boot
3 19 (24.68%) CSS
3 19 (24.68%) HTML
3 19 (24.68%) OAuth
3 19 (24.68%) OAuth2
3 19 (24.68%) Spring Security
4 18 (23.38%) PostGIS
5 13 (16.88%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (16.88%) REST
6 5 (6.49%) Node.js
7 4 (5.19%) .NET
8 3 (3.90%) Jest
8 3 (3.90%) OpenLayers
9 2 (2.60%) .NET Core
10 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.30%) ExaBGP
10 1 (1.30%) GeoTools
10 1 (1.30%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Legacy Systems
2 15 (19.48%) User Experience
3 4 (5.19%) Legacy Code
4 3 (3.90%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.60%) BBC
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.60%) Social Media
5 2 (2.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Unix
2 8 (10.39%) VMS
3 4 (5.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (46.75%) Microservices
3 29 (37.66%) DevOps
3 29 (37.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 23 (29.87%) Human-Centred Design
5 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 21 (27.27%) TDD
6 19 (24.68%) Analytics
6 19 (24.68%) Coaching
7 17 (22.08%) Pair Programming
8 15 (19.48%) Test Automation
9 14 (18.18%) Architecture Roadmap
9 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 14 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 13 (16.88%) Product Roadmap
11 12 (15.58%) Product Management
11 12 (15.58%) Service Design
12 11 (14.29%) ETL
13 10 (12.99%) Community of Practice
14 9 (11.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 55 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 47 (61.04%) TypeScript
3 46 (59.74%) Java
4 31 (40.26%) Python
5 20 (25.97%) Java 11
6 9 (11.69%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.49%) C#
7 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.19%) SQL
9 2 (2.60%) Go
9 2 (2.60%) Groovy
9 2 (2.60%) Java 8
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) CCIE
2 2 (2.60%) CCNP
2 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (41.56%) Accessibility
2 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 33 (42.86%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (40.26%) Grafana
2 25 (32.47%) Kubernetes
3 9 (11.69%) Kibana
4 4 (5.19%) Ansible
5 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.60%) Prometheus
5 2 (2.60%) Puppet
5 2 (2.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) Sybase
3 2 (2.60%) Apple
3 2 (2.60%) Arista
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco
3 2 (2.60%) Facebook
3 2 (2.60%) Google
3 2 (2.60%) Informatica
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) NetApp
3 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
3 2 (2.60%) Sony
3 2 (2.60%) VMware
3 2 (2.60%) Yahoo!
4 1 (1.30%) Brocade
4 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint