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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PostgreSQL (Postgres)
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 100 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10  
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 20 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 1.05% 0.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.78% 5.34% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 10
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +2.96% +8.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -36.76% +6.25%  

PostgreSQL is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 346 506 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.73% 19.67% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 301 340
Median daily rate £375 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.39 £14.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.21% -70.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing PostgreSQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 20 £350 -12.50% 4
PostgreSQL
UK

PostgreSQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 20 (74.07%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Jenkins
3 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (59.26%) Scrum
5 15 (55.56%) Selenium
6 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (51.85%) MySQL
7 13 (48.15%) Web Services
8 12 (44.44%) Linux
8 12 (44.44%) Git (software)
9 11 (40.74%) Python
10 10 (37.04%) JSON
10 10 (37.04%) REST
11 9 (33.33%) SoapUI
11 9 (33.33%) WebDriver
11 9 (33.33%) Subversion
11 9 (33.33%) Hibernate
11 9 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (29.63%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (29.63%) Bugzilla
12 8 (29.63%) SQL
13 7 (25.93%) Spring
13 7 (25.93%) Continuous Deployment
13 7 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (22.22%) Maven
14 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
14 6 (22.22%) Oracle
14 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
14 6 (22.22%) Requirements Management
14 6 (22.22%) Cucumber

PostgreSQL
Top Related 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 5 (18.52%) Apache
1 5 (18.52%) CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) GeoServer
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
1 1 (3.70%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
2 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
3 4 (14.81%) GIS
3 4 (14.81%) QGIS
3 4 (14.81%) Spatial Data
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (3.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (55.56%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 9 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 9 (33.33%) Subversion
4 9 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 8 (29.63%) Bugzilla
6 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 6 (22.22%) Maven
7 5 (18.52%) Ant
8 3 (11.11%) Flyway
9 2 (7.41%) GitLab
10 1 (3.70%) Gradle
10 1 (3.70%) JBehave
10 1 (3.70%) JIRA
10 1 (3.70%) JMeter
10 1 (3.70%) JUnit
10 1 (3.70%) Mockito
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
1 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Java Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Geospatial Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Java Web Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Java Web Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Angular Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 10 (37.04%) JSON
2 10 (37.04%) REST
3 9 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 7 (25.93%) Spring
5 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 5 (18.52%) Backbone.js
6 5 (18.52%) PostGIS
7 4 (14.81%) Ember.js
7 4 (14.81%) J2EE
7 4 (14.81%) jQuery
7 4 (14.81%) React
8 2 (7.41%) RESTful
9 1 (3.70%) CSS
9 1 (3.70%) Flask
9 1 (3.70%) HTML
9 1 (3.70%) HTML5
9 1 (3.70%) JPA
9 1 (3.70%) Sass
9 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Debian
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Requirements Management
7 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Web Development
8 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (14.81%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (14.81%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (14.81%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (11.11%) Case Management
9 3 (11.11%) Document Management
9 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (11.11%) Microservices
9 3 (11.11%) SOA
9 3 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) Python
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
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