Period
to 23 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Postman skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Postman over the 6 months to 23 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.

Postman
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 391 427 524
Rank change year-on-year +36 +97 +45
Contract jobs citing Postman 327 118 317
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 1.90% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 78 218
10th Percentile £313 £324 £312
25th Percentile £373 £364 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £445 £438 £426
Median % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.70% +0.24%
75th Percentile £538 £563 £500
90th Percentile £625 £618 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.50 - -

Postman is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,946 6,222 16,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.57% 18.49% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,662 4,392 11,035
10th Percentile £356 £338 £344
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 85 221
10th Percentile £25.40 £22.34 £21.25
25th Percentile £41.13 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59.94 £55.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £66.60 £63.45 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Postman
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Postman in England

Postman
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Postman in England

Postman
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Postman in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Postman in England

Postman
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 Postman within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
London -50 142 £468 -6.50% 39
North of England +28 73 £463 +40.15% 29
South East +6 41 £360 -14.03% 13
Yorkshire +11 31 £550 - 10
North West -8 24 £413 +34.15% 15
West Midlands -23 20 £375 -9.64% 4
Midlands -24 20 £375 -9.64% 10
North East +9 18 £475 +21.79% 4
South West +8 12 £425 +16.44% 12
East of England -15 10 £456 +7.35% 3
Postman
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Postman 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 Postman.

1 184 (56.27%) Test Automation
2 175 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (44.95%) Java
4 113 (34.56%) Jenkins
5 105 (32.11%) Selenium
6 95 (29.05%) Git (software)
7 93 (28.44%) DevOps
8 92 (28.13%) SoapUI
9 90 (27.52%) Social Skills
10 87 (26.61%) QA
11 82 (25.08%) SQL
12 81 (24.77%) API Testing
13 80 (24.46%) JIRA
14 74 (22.63%) AWS
15 73 (22.32%) C#
16 72 (22.02%) Cucumber
17 64 (19.57%) BDD
18 63 (19.27%) Azure
19 62 (18.96%) GitHub
19 62 (18.96%) SOAP
19 62 (18.96%) TDD
20 61 (18.65%) Microservices
21 60 (18.35%) Software Testing
22 57 (17.43%) XML
23 52 (15.90%) REST
24 50 (15.29%) Scrum
25 48 (14.68%) RESTful
26 47 (14.37%) JavaScript
27 44 (13.46%) Confluence
28 43 (13.15%) JMeter

Postman
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 44 (13.46%) Confluence
2 17 (5.20%) Tomcat
3 16 (4.89%) Mule
4 12 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.14%) Anypoint
5 7 (2.14%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.53%) Apache
6 5 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.22%) Mule ESB
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.92%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.92%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.31%) Drupal
9 1 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.61%) Mingle
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.75%) SAP FI-CA
1 9 (2.75%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.92%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Endur
5 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 74 (22.63%) AWS
2 63 (19.27%) Azure
3 62 (18.96%) GitHub
4 29 (8.87%) PaaS
5 24 (7.34%) SaaS
6 19 (5.81%) Serverless
7 12 (3.67%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (2.45%) BrowserStack
10 7 (2.14%) Apigee
10 7 (2.14%) GCP
10 7 (2.14%) OpenShift
10 7 (2.14%) Slack
11 6 (1.83%) Azure Pipelines
12 5 (1.53%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.53%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.22%) Azure Functions
13 4 (1.22%) IaaS
14 3 (0.92%) Apple Pay
14 3 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.45%) HTTP
2 4 (1.22%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.92%) ATM
3 3 (0.92%) Firewall
3 3 (0.92%) SMS
3 3 (0.92%) VPN
4 2 (0.61%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) FTP
5 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (5.81%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (3.98%) MySQL
5 11 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.36%) Oracle Database
5 11 (3.36%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.83%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.53%) DB2
8 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.22%) Power BI
9 3 (0.92%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 113 (34.56%) Jenkins
2 105 (32.11%) Selenium
3 95 (29.05%) Git (software)
4 92 (28.13%) SoapUI
5 80 (24.46%) JIRA
6 72 (22.02%) Cucumber
7 43 (13.15%) JMeter
8 42 (12.84%) SpecFlow
9 32 (9.79%) Appium
10 31 (9.48%) JUnit
10 31 (9.48%) Maven
11 26 (7.95%) SonarQube
12 25 (7.65%) IntelliJ
12 25 (7.65%) REST Assured
13 21 (6.42%) Cypress.io
14 19 (5.81%) Visual Studio
15 18 (5.50%) NUnit
16 15 (4.59%) Eclipse
16 15 (4.59%) Mockito
17 13 (3.98%) GitLab
General
1 90 (27.52%) Social Skills
2 38 (11.62%) Finance
3 26 (7.95%) Retail
4 25 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.03%) Banking
6 19 (5.81%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.45%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (2.14%) Marketing
9 5 (1.53%) Games
10 3 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.92%) Local Government
10 3 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.61%) Back Office
12 1 (0.31%) Automotive
12 1 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 73 (22.32%) Tester
2 57 (17.43%) Developer
3 46 (14.07%) Automation Tester
4 37 (11.31%) Test Engineer
5 35 (10.70%) Analyst
6 29 (8.87%) Architect
7 28 (8.56%) Test Analyst
8 24 (7.34%) Test Automation Engineer
9 22 (6.73%) QA Tester
10 21 (6.42%) Cloud Engineer
11 19 (5.81%) QA Automation Tester
11 19 (5.81%) QA Engineer
12 16 (4.89%) AWS Architect
12 16 (4.89%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (4.28%) Software Developer
14 13 (3.98%) Developer in Test
14 13 (3.98%) Test Leader
15 12 (3.67%) Technical Architect
16 11 (3.36%) Java Developer
17 9 (2.75%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.96%) SOAP
2 57 (17.43%) XML
3 52 (15.90%) REST
4 48 (14.68%) RESTful
5 43 (13.15%) Swagger
6 41 (12.54%) Spring
7 38 (11.62%) Spring Boot
8 36 (11.01%) Web Services
9 35 (10.70%) JSON
10 28 (8.56%) React
11 27 (8.26%) Gherkin
12 22 (6.73%) .NET
13 19 (5.81%) OAuth
14 16 (4.89%) Spring Security
15 15 (4.59%) HTML
16 14 (4.28%) AngularJS
17 13 (3.98%) CSS
17 13 (3.98%) Node.js
17 13 (3.98%) Spring MVC
17 13 (3.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.50%) User Experience
2 16 (4.89%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.53%) NHS
7 4 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.92%) iPad
8 3 (0.92%) iPhone
8 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.92%) Wiki
9 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.61%) DataPower
9 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.31%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.62%) Apple iOS
2 26 (7.95%) Unix
3 22 (6.73%) Android
4 21 (6.42%) Linux
5 15 (4.59%) Windows
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (56.27%) Test Automation
2 175 (53.52%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (28.44%) DevOps
4 81 (24.77%) API Testing
5 64 (19.57%) BDD
6 62 (18.96%) TDD
7 61 (18.65%) Microservices
8 60 (18.35%) Software Testing
9 50 (15.29%) Scrum
10 39 (11.93%) Performance Testing
10 39 (11.93%) Test Strategy
11 34 (10.40%) Manual Testing
11 34 (10.40%) Regression Testing
12 31 (9.48%) Acceptance Criteria
13 29 (8.87%) Unit Testing
14 28 (8.56%) Functional Testing
14 28 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (8.56%) Release Management
15 26 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (44.95%) Java
2 82 (25.08%) SQL
3 73 (22.32%) C#
4 47 (14.37%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.95%) Java 8
5 26 (7.95%) Python
6 25 (7.65%) PowerShell
7 19 (5.81%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.28%) Ruby
9 13 (3.98%) Kotlin
10 12 (3.67%) Apple Swift
11 8 (2.45%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.53%) C
12 5 (1.53%) Java 11
12 5 (1.53%) Scala
13 4 (1.22%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.22%) Perl
13 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 18 (5.50%) Degree
5 17 (5.20%) AWS Certification
6 16 (4.89%) ISEB
7 14 (4.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.61%) CCA
11 1 (0.31%) HNC
11 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (26.61%) QA
2 16 (4.89%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.61%) WCAG
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (11.01%) Docker
2 10 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) HDFS
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.73%) Terraform
2 11 (3.36%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.75%) Ansible
4 4 (1.22%) CloudHub
4 4 (1.22%) Grafana
4 4 (1.22%) Puppet
5 3 (0.92%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.92%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.61%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Graphite
7 1 (0.31%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.31%) logstash
7 1 (0.31%) Nessus
7 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (12.84%) Splunk
2 29 (8.87%) MuleSoft
3 26 (7.95%) Oracle
4 16 (4.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.06%) IBM
7 9 (2.75%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (2.75%) SAP
8 7 (2.14%) CA
9 5 (1.53%) Apple
9 5 (1.53%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.53%) HP
10 4 (1.22%) Altova
10 4 (1.22%) OutSystems
10 4 (1.22%) UiPath
10 4 (1.22%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.92%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.92%) Google
11 3 (0.92%) TSYS
11 3 (0.92%) Xerox