Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 1 October 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 159 136
Rank change year-on-year +25 -23 +24
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 502 1,392 1,883
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.94% 1.74% 2.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.50% 7.96% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 990 1,401
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £340 £363 £363
90th Percentile £750 £688 £623
UK median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.95% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -17.65%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -17.65%

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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 5,906 17,488 21,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.78% 21.84% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,899 12,047 15,080
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 236 217
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £14.70 £12.69 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £60.00 £56.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in England

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in England

PostgreSQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PostgreSQL in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in England

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PostgreSQL in England.

Hourly rate trend for PostgreSQL in England

PostgreSQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PostgreSQL in England over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PostgreSQL in England

PostgreSQL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostgreSQL within the England region over the 6 months to 1 October 2020. 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
London +6 354 £540 +0.47% 137
South East +81 36 £488 +13.04% 43
South West +78 32 £449 -0.28% 29
North of England +62 31 £473 +0.53% 65
North West +59 20 £405 -12.43% 38
Midlands +29 17 £400 -15.79% 23
East of England +66 16 £500 - 10
West Midlands +21 11 £350 -26.32% 18
North East +34 7 £495 -1.00% 6
East Midlands +43 6 £400 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +54 4 £350 -21.13% 21
PostgreSQL
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 266 (52.99%) AWS
2 252 (50.20%) Python
3 239 (47.61%) Java
4 234 (46.61%) SQL
5 210 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
6 208 (41.43%) DevOps
7 199 (39.64%) MySQL
8 193 (38.45%) Microservices
9 184 (36.65%) SQL Server
10 174 (34.66%) Azure
11 173 (34.46%) Docker
11 173 (34.46%) Kubernetes
12 168 (33.47%) Oracle
13 149 (29.68%) Web Services
14 147 (29.28%) Finance
15 138 (27.49%) Jenkins
16 120 (23.90%) Banking
17 112 (22.31%) Asset Management
17 112 (22.31%) Serverless
18 111 (22.11%) GCP
19 110 (21.91%) GitLab
20 108 (21.51%) Software Engineering
20 108 (21.51%) Security Cleared
20 108 (21.51%) Apache
20 108 (21.51%) JavaScript
21 107 (21.31%) Google
22 102 (20.32%) AWS Lambda
23 101 (20.12%) Linux
24 100 (19.92%) gRPC
25 98 (19.52%) Amazon ECS

PostgreSQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 108 (21.51%) Apache
2 59 (11.75%) Elasticsearch
3 33 (6.57%) Confluence
4 25 (4.98%) Apache Spark
5 18 (3.59%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.79%) nginx
7 10 (1.99%) IIS
7 10 (1.99%) JBoss
7 10 (1.99%) Red Hat Fuse
8 9 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.59%) MQSeries
9 8 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.59%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.20%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (1.00%) Jetty
11 5 (1.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 266 (52.99%) AWS
2 174 (34.66%) Azure
3 112 (22.31%) Serverless
4 111 (22.11%) GCP
5 102 (20.32%) AWS Lambda
6 98 (19.52%) Amazon ECS
7 74 (14.74%) Apigee
8 49 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (6.57%) Amazon S3
10 24 (4.78%) GitHub
11 21 (4.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (3.98%) OpenShift
13 18 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (3.59%) Amazon EKS
14 14 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (2.79%) Route 53
15 13 (2.59%) PaaS
15 13 (2.59%) SaaS
16 12 (2.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.78%) DNS
2 12 (2.39%) HTTP
3 8 (1.59%) SSL
4 7 (1.39%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.39%) VPN
5 6 (1.20%) Firewall
5 6 (1.20%) Network Security
5 6 (1.20%) Skype
6 5 (1.00%) DHCP
6 5 (1.00%) SSH
7 4 (0.80%) Internet
7 4 (0.80%) SAN
8 3 (0.60%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.60%) WAN
9 2 (0.40%) LAN
9 2 (0.40%) SMTP
9 2 (0.40%) SNMP
10 1 (0.20%) MPLS
10 1 (0.20%) VLAN
10 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (39.64%) MySQL
2 184 (36.65%) SQL Server
3 95 (18.92%) Amazon Redshift
4 54 (10.76%) NoSQL
5 51 (10.16%) Relational Database
6 49 (9.76%) Amazon RDS
6 49 (9.76%) MongoDB
7 47 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (6.77%) Oracle Database
9 29 (5.78%) Amazon Aurora
10 27 (5.38%) RDBMS
11 23 (4.58%) Big Data
11 23 (4.58%) Redis
12 20 (3.98%) Hadoop
13 16 (3.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (1.99%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.99%) ArangoDB
16 9 (1.79%) DB2
16 9 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 138 (27.49%) Jenkins
2 110 (21.91%) GitLab
3 87 (17.33%) Git (software)
4 78 (15.54%) Artifactory
5 44 (8.76%) JIRA
6 33 (6.57%) Maven
7 20 (3.98%) Subversion
8 19 (3.78%) SonarQube
9 17 (3.39%) JUnit
10 14 (2.79%) Cucumber
11 13 (2.59%) Mockito
12 12 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (2.39%) DbUnit
12 12 (2.39%) jMock
12 12 (2.39%) Selenium
13 10 (1.99%) CircleCI
13 10 (1.99%) Gradle
13 10 (1.99%) IntelliJ
13 10 (1.99%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.79%) Bitbucket
General
1 147 (29.28%) Finance
2 120 (23.90%) Banking
3 40 (7.97%) Back Office
4 36 (7.17%) Public Sector
5 9 (1.79%) Electronics
6 8 (1.59%) Marketing
7 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.80%) Front Office
8 4 (0.80%) Law
8 4 (0.80%) Retail
9 3 (0.60%) French Language
9 3 (0.60%) Police
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (49.40%) Developer
2 98 (19.52%) Java Developer
3 70 (13.94%) Software Engineer
4 69 (13.75%) AWS Engineer
5 66 (13.15%) Java Engineer
6 64 (12.75%) Architect
7 61 (12.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 61 (12.15%) Java Software Engineer
8 60 (11.95%) AWS Developer
9 58 (11.55%) Java Software Developer
10 52 (10.36%) SQL Developer
11 49 (9.76%) AWS Software Engineer
12 43 (8.57%) Python Developer
13 41 (8.17%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (6.77%) Data Architect
15 32 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
16 31 (6.18%) Java Architect
17 30 (5.98%) AWS Architect
18 29 (5.78%) Cloud Architect
18 29 (5.78%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (29.68%) Web Services
2 100 (19.92%) gRPC
3 85 (16.93%) OAuth
4 83 (16.53%) Swagger
5 81 (16.14%) Spring
6 66 (13.15%) HTML
6 66 (13.15%) REST
7 58 (11.55%) Node.js
8 56 (11.16%) CSS
9 53 (10.56%) React
10 51 (10.16%) JSON
11 46 (9.16%) AngularJS
12 42 (8.37%) .NET
13 39 (7.77%) Django
14 38 (7.57%) Kafka
14 38 (7.57%) RabbitMQ
14 38 (7.57%) RESTful
14 38 (7.57%) SOAP
15 36 (7.17%) Spring Boot
16 32 (6.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.53%) Hedge funds
2 47 (9.36%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (5.18%) User Experience
4 20 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.79%) Pricing Data
6 11 (2.19%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.99%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.99%) PKI
8 9 (1.79%) Clustering
9 8 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.20%) Blog
11 6 (1.20%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.20%) Replication
12 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.00%) Derivative
13 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (20.12%) Linux
2 43 (8.57%) Windows
3 40 (7.97%) Unix
4 16 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.59%) Mac OS X
6 11 (2.19%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.99%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.39%) Android
8 7 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.20%) CentOS
9 6 (1.20%) Debian
10 4 (0.80%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.20%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (41.43%) DevOps
3 193 (38.45%) Microservices
4 112 (22.31%) Asset Management
5 108 (21.51%) Software Engineering
6 87 (17.33%) Investment Management
7 64 (12.75%) TDD
8 59 (11.75%) Mentoring
9 48 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (9.56%) Scrum
10 46 (9.16%) BDD
11 41 (8.17%) Open Source
11 41 (8.17%) Test Automation
12 36 (7.17%) Technology Roadmap
13 34 (6.77%) Analytics
13 34 (6.77%) Migration
14 33 (6.57%) Data Science
15 32 (6.37%) Configuration Management
16 31 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (6.18%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 252 (50.20%) Python
2 239 (47.61%) Java
3 234 (46.61%) SQL
4 108 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.97%) C#
6 39 (7.77%) Bash Shell
7 31 (6.18%) PowerShell
8 30 (5.98%) Ruby
9 27 (5.38%) TypeScript
10 26 (5.18%) Scala
11 25 (4.98%) PL/SQL
12 24 (4.78%) Shell Script
13 22 (4.38%) Go
14 21 (4.18%) Perl
15 19 (3.78%) Java 8
16 17 (3.39%) C++
17 15 (2.99%) Clojure
18 14 (2.79%) PHP
18 14 (2.79%) T-SQL
19 9 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (21.51%) Security Cleared
2 97 (19.32%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.18%) Sun Certification
4 25 (4.98%) Degree
5 15 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.79%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.00%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.80%) MCSA
10 4 (0.80%) MCSE
11 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.40%) CCNA
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.20%) CSPO
12 1 (0.20%) LPIC
12 1 (0.20%) RHCE
12 1 (0.20%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.19%) QA
2 6 (1.20%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.20%) GDPR
3 3 (0.60%) HL7
3 3 (0.60%) NCSC
4 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.20%) PMO
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 173 (34.46%) Docker
2 18 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.79%) vSphere
4 7 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.20%) Postfix
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.60%) RACF
8 2 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.40%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.40%) PowerDNS
8 2 (0.40%) vCloud
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) HDFS
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) RHEV
9 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 173 (34.46%) Kubernetes
2 80 (15.94%) Terraform
3 45 (8.96%) Ansible
4 28 (5.58%) Puppet
5 23 (4.58%) Grafana
6 22 (4.38%) Kibana
7 13 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.39%) Packer
8 12 (2.39%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.20%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.20%) logstash
10 6 (1.20%) PingFederate
11 5 (1.00%) Nagios
11 5 (1.00%) Salt
12 4 (0.80%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.80%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 3 (0.60%) Graphite
13 3 (0.60%) Istio
14 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 168 (33.47%) Oracle
2 107 (21.31%) Google
3 40 (7.97%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.98%) Sybase
5 21 (4.18%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.79%) Talend
7 13 (2.59%) MuleSoft
8 12 (2.39%) Cloudera
9 11 (2.19%) IBM
9 11 (2.19%) Splunk
9 11 (2.19%) VMware
10 10 (1.99%) Axway
11 9 (1.79%) Adobe
12 8 (1.59%) SAP
13 7 (1.39%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.20%) Databricks
14 6 (1.20%) SaltStack
14 6 (1.20%) Zscaler