Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 April 2018 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 183 233
Rank change year-on-year +47 +50 +115
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 1,971 1,338 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.45% 1.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.72% 6.47% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,418 889 895
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £325
90th Percentile £625 £599 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +0.29% +2.65% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 9
UK median hourly rate £42.38 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.84% +10.59% +16.76%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.25 £34.60
90th Percentile £46.69 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.69 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +107.51% -47.06% +16.76%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,592 20,695 23,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 22.49% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,667 13,832 15,896
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £280
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 263 393
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +16.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £14.55 £9.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.75 £49.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.39 £24.50
% change year-on-year +47.70% +3.63% -14.60%

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostgreSQL within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. 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
England +48 1,889 £500 +5.26% 497
London +45 1,218 £525 +5.00% 259
UK excluding London +22 723 £438 +0.29% 265
South East +33 237 £485 +21.25% 74
North of England +43 226 £425 -5.56% 73
Yorkshire +14 114 £430 -4.44% 26
North West +18 84 £431 -4.17% 41
Midlands -22 81 £450 -7.69% 34
East of England +10 80 £450 +11.11% 34
West Midlands -3 72 £450 -7.98% 16
South West -14 47 £438 -6.47% 23
North East +40 35 £425 +1.49% 6
Scotland -33 30 £450 +28.57% 20
Wales +3 24 £533 +18.33% 3
East Midlands -3 10 £479 +16.12% 18

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 1,062 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
2 849 (43.07%) Java
3 688 (34.91%) Linux
4 687 (34.86%) Git (software)
5 684 (34.70%) Amazon AWS
6 681 (34.55%) MySQL
7 632 (32.06%) SQL
8 605 (30.70%) Python
9 593 (30.09%) Jenkins
10 571 (28.97%) JavaScript
11 565 (28.67%) TDD
12 510 (25.88%) Docker
13 485 (24.61%) MongoDB
14 474 (24.05%) DevOps
15 439 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
16 429 (21.77%) NoSQL
16 429 (21.77%) Oracle
17 418 (21.21%) Ansible
18 410 (20.80%) Microservices
19 387 (19.63%) Puppet
20 358 (18.16%) REST
21 354 (17.96%) Scrum
22 345 (17.50%) Node.js
23 337 (17.10%) Web Services
24 336 (17.05%) BDD
25 334 (16.95%) Security Cleared
26 310 (15.73%) SQL Server
27 309 (15.68%) Spring
28 304 (15.42%) Finance
29 299 (15.17%) Open Source

PostgreSQL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 234 (11.87%) Tomcat
2 210 (10.65%) Confluence
3 164 (8.32%) Elasticsearch
4 148 (7.51%) OpenStack
5 147 (7.46%) Apache Spark
6 144 (7.31%) Apache
7 128 (6.49%) WebSphere
8 126 (6.39%) nginx
9 105 (5.33%) WebLogic
10 52 (2.64%) JBoss
11 35 (1.78%) GlassFish
11 35 (1.78%) Liferay
12 31 (1.57%) Apache Pig
13 23 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (1.07%) Jetty
15 18 (0.91%) WildFly
16 16 (0.81%) SAS
17 15 (0.76%) IIS
17 15 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 14 (0.71%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.30%) HipChat
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.051%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Magento
2 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 684 (34.70%) Amazon AWS
2 227 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (6.34%) GitHub
4 80 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
4 80 (4.06%) Slack
5 68 (3.45%) Amazon S3
6 63 (3.20%) Heroku
7 52 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 50 (2.54%) PaaS
9 45 (2.28%) Serverless
10 41 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 40 (2.03%) OpenShift
12 39 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
13 34 (1.73%) IaaS
14 28 (1.42%) SaaS
15 27 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 25 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
18 24 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
18 24 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (7.86%) TCP/IP
2 125 (6.34%) HTTP
3 122 (6.19%) Firewall
4 121 (6.14%) DNS
5 108 (5.48%) SSL
6 49 (2.49%) FTP
7 43 (2.18%) Internet
8 24 (1.22%) VPN
9 23 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
10 20 (1.01%) SMS
10 20 (1.01%) SSH
11 14 (0.71%) AMQP
12 13 (0.66%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (0.46%) OpenVPN
14 9 (0.46%) SAN
15 8 (0.41%) DHCP
15 8 (0.41%) MQTT
16 7 (0.36%) SMTP
17 6 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 681 (34.55%) MySQL
2 485 (24.61%) MongoDB
3 429 (21.77%) NoSQL
4 310 (15.73%) SQL Server
5 271 (13.75%) Relational Database
6 234 (11.87%) Hadoop
7 226 (11.47%) Redis
8 213 (10.81%) Big Data
9 134 (6.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 115 (5.83%) HBase
11 100 (5.07%) Apache Hive
12 91 (4.62%) RDBMS
13 89 (4.52%) Oracle Database
14 86 (4.36%) DB2
15 77 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
16 72 (3.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 67 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
18 61 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
19 60 (3.04%) Data Lake
20 40 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 687 (34.86%) Git (software)
2 593 (30.09%) Jenkins
3 291 (14.76%) JIRA
4 143 (7.26%) Cucumber
5 133 (6.75%) JUnit
6 121 (6.14%) GitLab
7 118 (5.99%) Selenium
8 100 (5.07%) NUnit
9 99 (5.02%) Artifactory
9 99 (5.02%) Maven
10 97 (4.92%) Subversion
11 95 (4.82%) MSTest
12 85 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
13 74 (3.75%) Gradle
14 73 (3.70%) Jasmine
15 52 (2.64%) gulp
16 44 (2.23%) Mocha
17 42 (2.13%) SonarQube
18 39 (1.98%) Mockito
19 38 (1.93%) Vagrant
General
1 304 (15.42%) Finance
2 82 (4.16%) Banking
3 50 (2.54%) Marketing
4 40 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 24 (1.22%) Retail
7 22 (1.12%) Games
8 21 (1.07%) Publishing
9 16 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.76%) Legal
11 14 (0.71%) Electronics
12 9 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.41%) Automotive
13 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.36%) International Banking
14 7 (0.36%) Law
15 5 (0.25%) Advertising
15 5 (0.25%) French Language
16 4 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,075 (54.54%) Developer
2 460 (23.34%) Java Developer
3 239 (12.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 197 (9.99%) Senior Developer
5 172 (8.73%) Python Developer
6 121 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
7 112 (5.68%) Full Stack Developer
8 111 (5.63%) DBA
9 109 (5.53%) Architect
10 89 (4.52%) Data Engineer
11 82 (4.16%) Node.js Developer
12 81 (4.11%) Software Engineer
13 79 (4.01%) Agile Developer
14 76 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
15 75 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
16 58 (2.94%) Agile Java Developer
17 56 (2.84%) Digital Developer
18 55 (2.79%) Backend Developer
19 53 (2.69%) Java Engineer
20 51 (2.59%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (18.16%) REST
2 345 (17.50%) Node.js
3 337 (17.10%) Web Services
4 309 (15.68%) Spring
5 249 (12.63%) RESTful
6 242 (12.28%) HTML
7 235 (11.92%) CSS
8 204 (10.35%) Kafka
9 192 (9.74%) JSON
10 185 (9.39%) AngularJS
11 176 (8.93%) React
12 171 (8.68%) Spring Boot
13 147 (7.46%) RabbitMQ
14 127 (6.44%) Hibernate
15 125 (6.34%) SOAP
16 122 (6.19%) HTML5
17 113 (5.73%) XML
18 110 (5.58%) Django
19 109 (5.53%) Elastic Stack
20 101 (5.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (4.46%) Fintech
3 74 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 71 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 63 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (2.64%) User Experience
7 48 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
9 39 (1.98%) Algorithms
10 28 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.42%) Replication
11 27 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.32%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (0.86%) Clustering
14 17 (0.86%) Data Centre
15 16 (0.81%) Equities
16 12 (0.61%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.56%) Video on Demand
18 7 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 688 (34.91%) Linux
2 157 (7.97%) Unix
3 130 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 110 (5.58%) CentOS
5 84 (4.26%) Windows
6 61 (3.09%) Android
7 46 (2.33%) Ubuntu
8 44 (2.23%) Apple iOS
9 22 (1.12%) CoreOS
10 20 (1.01%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.76%) VMS
12 12 (0.61%) Debian
13 10 (0.51%) AIX
14 6 (0.30%) Solaris
14 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.25%) DC/OS
16 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,062 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (28.67%) TDD
3 474 (24.05%) DevOps
4 439 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
5 410 (20.80%) Microservices
6 354 (17.96%) Scrum
7 336 (17.05%) BDD
8 299 (15.17%) Open Source
9 289 (14.66%) Test Automation
10 229 (11.62%) Software Engineering
11 209 (10.60%) OO
12 197 (9.99%) Configuration Management
13 166 (8.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 150 (7.61%) Mentoring
15 143 (7.26%) Kanban
16 142 (7.20%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 134 (6.80%) Analytics
18 121 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
19 118 (5.99%) Migration
20 105 (5.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 849 (43.07%) Java
2 632 (32.06%) SQL
3 605 (30.70%) Python
4 571 (28.97%) JavaScript
5 282 (14.31%) Java 8
6 259 (13.14%) Ruby
7 229 (11.62%) Bash Shell
8 188 (9.54%) Scala
9 125 (6.34%) Perl
10 109 (5.53%) PHP
11 97 (4.92%) ES6
11 97 (4.92%) Go
12 94 (4.77%) Groovy
13 92 (4.67%) C#
14 78 (3.96%) C++
15 66 (3.35%) PL/SQL
16 59 (2.99%) TypeScript
17 48 (2.44%) PowerShell
18 47 (2.38%) Shell Script
19 38 (1.93%) C
Qualifications
1 334 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 276 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 124 (6.29%) Degree
4 43 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.37%) Master's Degree
7 23 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.46%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.20%) ISEB
11 4 (0.20%) OCP
11 4 (0.20%) RHCE
12 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.10%) APMG
13 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.79%) QA
2 43 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.17%) GDPR
4 18 (0.91%) GCP
5 15 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.30%) SLA
8 4 (0.20%) MiFID
8 4 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.051%) BS7666
9 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 510 (25.88%) Docker
2 62 (3.15%) Apache Flume
3 56 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 51 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (2.38%) HDFS
6 31 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.86%) vCloud
8 16 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 16 (0.81%) Xen
9 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.71%) Squid
10 13 (0.66%) vSphere
11 9 (0.46%) Postfix
12 7 (0.36%) etcd
13 6 (0.30%) flannel
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.15%) KVM
15 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 418 (21.21%) Ansible
2 387 (19.63%) Puppet
3 260 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
4 199 (10.10%) Kubernetes
5 198 (10.05%) Terraform
6 79 (4.01%) logstash
7 77 (3.91%) HAProxy
8 75 (3.81%) Kibana
9 52 (2.64%) Grafana
10 50 (2.54%) ZABBIX
11 49 (2.49%) Oozie
12 41 (2.08%) Salt
13 36 (1.83%) HP ALM
14 35 (1.78%) Docker Swarm
15 28 (1.42%) Consul
15 28 (1.42%) Prometheus
16 27 (1.37%) Sysdig
17 23 (1.17%) Rancher
18 21 (1.07%) Packer
19 20 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 429 (21.77%) Oracle
2 141 (7.15%) Red Hat
3 121 (6.14%) Google
4 102 (5.18%) IBM
5 91 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 79 (4.01%) VMware
7 55 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (2.64%) Hortonworks
9 51 (2.59%) HP
10 47 (2.38%) SAP
11 41 (2.08%) Talend
12 39 (1.98%) Cloudera
13 38 (1.93%) Sybase
14 34 (1.73%) Splunk
15 31 (1.57%) Atlassian
16 27 (1.37%) Alteryx
17 24 (1.22%) MapR
18 22 (1.12%) Teradata
19 21 (1.07%) Tealium
19 21 (1.07%) Zend