Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 November 2017 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 > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 170 188
Rank change year-on-year +37 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 48 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.86% 1.37% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 11
Scotland median daily rate £400 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +5.19% -43.75%
10th Percentile £338 £331 £275
90th Percentile £538 £383 £488
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £425
% change year-on-year +5.65% +11.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year +113.33% +87.50% -77.14%

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 Scotland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 987 1022 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.59% 23.69% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 561 697
Scotland median daily rate £389 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £260
90th Percentile £521 £475 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 7
Scotland median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +69.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.62 £9.37 £10.80
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £49.23
UK median hourly rate £31.41 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +12.16% -0.44% +12.50%

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing PostgreSQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in Scotland

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in Scotland

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PostgreSQL in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in Scotland

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PostgreSQL in Scotland

PostgreSQL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostgreSQL within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +23 41 £400 - 8
Glasgow -9 6 £388 - 4
PostgreSQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PostgreSQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 28 (58.33%) Linux
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (43.75%) Java
4 20 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 20 (41.67%) MongoDB
5 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
6 15 (31.25%) Spring
6 15 (31.25%) Docker
7 14 (29.17%) Web Services
8 13 (27.08%) Python
8 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
8 13 (27.08%) TDD
8 13 (27.08%) JSON
8 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
8 13 (27.08%) DevOps
9 11 (22.92%) Ansible
9 11 (22.92%) RESTful
10 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
10 10 (20.83%) SQL
10 10 (20.83%) CSS
10 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (20.83%) CMS
10 10 (20.83%) Google
11 9 (18.75%) Symfony
11 9 (18.75%) Drupal
11 9 (18.75%) HTML
11 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 9 (18.75%) PHP
11 9 (18.75%) Twig
12 8 (16.67%) PostGIS

PostgreSQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (20.83%) CMS
2 9 (18.75%) Drupal
3 8 (16.67%) nginx
4 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.25%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) GeoServer
6 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) GitHub
2 3 (6.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) SAN
1 1 (2.08%) Skype
1 1 (2.08%) SMS
1 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 7 (14.58%) GIS
4 7 (14.58%) Informix
5 4 (8.33%) MySQL
5 4 (8.33%) Spatial Data
6 3 (6.25%) Aerospike
6 3 (6.25%) HBase
7 2 (4.17%) Big Data
7 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (4.17%) QGIS
7 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 13 (27.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.42%) GitLab
4 5 (10.42%) Mockito
5 4 (8.33%) Gradle
6 3 (6.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.08%) Ant
7 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.08%) JIRA
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.08%) Selenium
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Publishing
3 5 (10.42%) Electronics
3 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.42%) Marketing
3 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Drupal Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Java Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Database Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) HTML Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Symfony Developer
7 3 (6.25%) DBA
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Drupal Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) Spring
2 14 (29.17%) Web Services
3 13 (27.08%) JSON
4 11 (22.92%) RESTful
5 10 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 10 (20.83%) CSS
6 9 (18.75%) HTML
6 9 (18.75%) Symfony
6 9 (18.75%) Twig
7 8 (16.67%) CSS3
7 8 (16.67%) HTML5
7 8 (16.67%) PostGIS
7 8 (16.67%) XML
8 7 (14.58%) Google Maps API
8 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
8 7 (14.58%) Open Graph
8 7 (14.58%) Sass
9 3 (6.25%) Play Framework
9 3 (6.25%) Struts
9 3 (6.25%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Replication
2 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) DevOps
2 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
2 13 (27.08%) TDD
3 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) BDD
4 8 (16.67%) Database Security
4 8 (16.67%) Database Tuning
5 7 (14.58%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Web Design
6 6 (12.50%) ETL
6 6 (12.50%) Kanban
6 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.42%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (10.42%) Microservices
7 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 13 (27.08%) Python
4 10 (20.83%) SQL
5 9 (18.75%) PHP
6 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.25%) ES6
8 3 (6.25%) Scala
9 2 (4.17%) C++
9 2 (4.17%) Perl
10 1 (2.08%) C#
10 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.08%) XPath
10 1 (2.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Docker
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) LXC
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) Ansible
2 8 (16.67%) Puppet
3 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (2.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Google
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (14.58%) Facebook
3 7 (14.58%) Twitter
4 6 (12.50%) VMware
5 5 (10.42%) SAP
6 3 (6.25%) Pega
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow