Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 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
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 163 138
Rank change year-on-year +29 -25 +32
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 559 1,441 2,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.65% 1.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.43% 7.63% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 1,007 1,503
Median daily rate £525 £525 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.53% -0.50%
10th Percentile £340 £363 £363
90th Percentile £750 £675 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £435
% change year-on-year +2.70% +6.32% -3.33%
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 excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00% -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 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 6,635 18,885 23,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.32% 21.62% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,314 12,824 16,251
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 256 238
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% -2.74%
10th Percentile £14.03 £12.69 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.06 £60.00 £56.01
Median hourly rate £26.35 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -24.71% +25.00% -6.67%

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Top 16 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 22 September 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
England +20 498 £525 - 309
London +7 353 £550 +2.33% 138
UK excluding London +46 144 £475 +2.70% 198
Work from Home -15 122 £498 -0.50% 70
South East +94 39 £488 +11.43% 44
North of England +71 32 £495 +7.03% 59
South West +83 29 £475 +2.70% 29
North West +66 21 £405 -7.43% 36
East of England +55 16 £500 - 15
Midlands +23 13 £375 -21.05% 25
Wales +50 11 £458 +30.71% 11
West Midlands +13 8 £325 -31.58% 16
North East +31 7 £495 -1.98% 5
East Midlands +48 5 £400 -17.95% 9
Yorkshire +49 4 £550 +18.92% 18
Scotland +37 4 £550 +29.41% 13

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 290 (51.88%) AWS
2 271 (48.48%) Python
3 248 (44.36%) Java
4 240 (42.93%) SQL
5 233 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (37.57%) MySQL
7 207 (37.03%) DevOps
8 194 (34.70%) Microservices
9 187 (33.45%) SQL Server
10 186 (33.27%) Kubernetes
11 184 (32.92%) Docker
12 180 (32.20%) Azure
13 167 (29.87%) Oracle
14 149 (26.65%) Web Services
15 145 (25.94%) Finance
16 133 (23.79%) Jenkins
17 132 (23.61%) JavaScript
18 116 (20.75%) Security Cleared
19 115 (20.57%) Banking
19 115 (20.57%) Software Engineering
20 111 (19.86%) Asset Management
20 111 (19.86%) GitLab
20 111 (19.86%) Serverless
21 108 (19.32%) GCP
22 105 (18.78%) Linux
23 104 (18.60%) Google
24 100 (17.89%) Apache
24 100 (17.89%) SC Cleared
25 99 (17.71%) AWS Lambda
26 94 (16.82%) gRPC

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
1 100 (17.89%) Apache
2 60 (10.73%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (5.72%) Confluence
4 25 (4.47%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.58%) Tomcat
6 15 (2.68%) nginx
7 10 (1.79%) IIS
7 10 (1.79%) JBoss
7 10 (1.79%) Red Hat Fuse
8 9 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.43%) MQSeries
9 8 (1.43%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.25%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.89%) Jetty
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Maximo
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 290 (51.88%) AWS
2 180 (32.20%) Azure
3 111 (19.86%) Serverless
4 108 (19.32%) GCP
5 99 (17.71%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (15.74%) Amazon ECS
7 68 (12.16%) Apigee
8 50 (8.94%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (5.55%) Amazon S3
10 25 (4.47%) OpenShift
11 18 (3.22%) Amazon EKS
11 18 (3.22%) GitHub
12 17 (3.04%) PaaS
13 16 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (2.15%) SaaS
16 11 (1.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
18 9 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.40%) DNS
2 11 (1.97%) HTTP
3 8 (1.43%) SSL
4 7 (1.25%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.25%) Skype
5 6 (1.07%) Internet
5 6 (1.07%) SSH
5 6 (1.07%) VPN
6 5 (0.89%) DHCP
6 5 (0.89%) Firewall
7 3 (0.54%) SAN
8 2 (0.36%) Network Security
8 2 (0.36%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.36%) SMTP
8 2 (0.36%) SNMP
8 2 (0.36%) WAN
9 1 (0.18%) LAN
9 1 (0.18%) VLAN
9 1 (0.18%) VSAN
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (37.57%) MySQL
2 187 (33.45%) SQL Server
3 90 (16.10%) Amazon Redshift
4 61 (10.91%) MongoDB
5 59 (10.55%) NoSQL
6 53 (9.48%) Amazon RDS
7 49 (8.77%) Relational Database
8 46 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (6.44%) Oracle Database
10 35 (6.26%) Amazon Aurora
10 35 (6.26%) Redis
11 28 (5.01%) RDBMS
12 23 (4.11%) Big Data
13 21 (3.76%) Hadoop
14 20 (3.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (1.79%) Apache Hive
17 10 (1.79%) ArangoDB
17 10 (1.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 133 (23.79%) Jenkins
2 111 (19.86%) GitLab
3 86 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 74 (13.24%) Artifactory
5 43 (7.69%) JIRA
6 34 (6.08%) Maven
7 21 (3.76%) SonarQube
8 20 (3.58%) JUnit
8 20 (3.58%) Subversion
9 16 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 14 (2.50%) Gradle
10 14 (2.50%) Mockito
10 14 (2.50%) Selenium
11 13 (2.33%) DbUnit
11 13 (2.33%) jMock
12 11 (1.97%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.79%) Ant
13 10 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.79%) CircleCI
13 10 (1.79%) Eclipse
General
1 145 (25.94%) Finance
2 115 (20.57%) Banking
3 37 (6.62%) Back Office
3 37 (6.62%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.61%) Electronics
5 8 (1.43%) Front Office
5 8 (1.43%) Marketing
6 6 (1.07%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.72%) Law
7 4 (0.72%) Retail
8 3 (0.54%) French Language
8 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.54%) Police
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) Legal
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (50.81%) Developer
2 101 (18.07%) Java Developer
3 75 (13.42%) Software Engineer
4 70 (12.52%) AWS Engineer
5 62 (11.09%) Architect
5 62 (11.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 62 (11.09%) Java Engineer
6 60 (10.73%) AWS Developer
7 58 (10.38%) Java Software Engineer
8 55 (9.84%) Java Software Developer
9 52 (9.30%) SQL Developer
10 50 (8.94%) Python Developer
11 45 (8.05%) AWS Software Engineer
12 37 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
13 35 (6.26%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (5.90%) Data Architect
14 33 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
15 29 (5.19%) Java Architect
16 28 (5.01%) AWS Architect
17 27 (4.83%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (26.65%) Web Services
2 94 (16.82%) gRPC
3 90 (16.10%) Spring
4 80 (14.31%) OAuth
5 78 (13.95%) Swagger
6 76 (13.60%) HTML
7 73 (13.06%) REST
8 66 (11.81%) CSS
9 61 (10.91%) Node.js
10 60 (10.73%) React
11 51 (9.12%) JSON
12 46 (8.23%) AngularJS
13 44 (7.87%) Kafka
13 44 (7.87%) RESTful
14 43 (7.69%) .NET
15 42 (7.51%) RabbitMQ
15 42 (7.51%) Spring Boot
16 41 (7.33%) Django
17 39 (6.98%) SOAP
18 35 (6.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.38%) Hedge funds
2 44 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (4.29%) User Experience
4 21 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.50%) Pricing Data
6 11 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.79%) Blog
7 10 (1.79%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.79%) PKI
8 9 (1.61%) Clustering
9 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.25%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.07%) Replication
11 5 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.89%) Derivative
12 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 105 (18.78%) Linux
2 43 (7.69%) Unix
3 42 (7.51%) Windows
4 18 (3.22%) Mac OS X
5 17 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.79%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.25%) Android
7 7 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.25%) CentOS
8 6 (1.07%) Debian
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (37.03%) DevOps
3 194 (34.70%) Microservices
4 115 (20.57%) Software Engineering
5 111 (19.86%) Asset Management
6 81 (14.49%) Investment Management
7 72 (12.88%) TDD
8 64 (11.45%) Mentoring
9 55 (9.84%) BDD
10 52 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (9.12%) Scrum
12 49 (8.77%) Test Automation
13 45 (8.05%) Open Source
14 39 (6.98%) Infrastructure as Code
15 38 (6.80%) Analytics
15 38 (6.80%) Migration
16 36 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (6.26%) Configuration Management
18 34 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
18 34 (6.08%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 271 (48.48%) Python
2 248 (44.36%) Java
3 240 (42.93%) SQL
4 132 (23.61%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.87%) C#
6 43 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 36 (6.44%) Ruby
8 34 (6.08%) PowerShell
9 28 (5.01%) PL/SQL
9 28 (5.01%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.47%) Go
10 25 (4.47%) Scala
11 24 (4.29%) Shell Script
12 21 (3.76%) Perl
13 20 (3.58%) C++
14 19 (3.40%) Java 8
15 17 (3.04%) PHP
16 15 (2.68%) Clojure
17 14 (2.50%) T-SQL
18 10 (1.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 116 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 100 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.83%) Degree
4 24 (4.29%) Sun Certification
5 16 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.61%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.07%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.72%) MCSA
11 4 (0.72%) MCSE
12 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.36%) CCNA
12 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.18%) CSPO
13 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.18%) LPIC
13 1 (0.18%) RHCE
13 1 (0.18%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.68%) QA
2 5 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.54%) NCSC
4 2 (0.36%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 184 (32.92%) Docker
2 18 (3.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.61%) vSphere
4 8 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.07%) Postfix
6 3 (0.54%) RACF
7 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.36%) PowerDNS
7 2 (0.36%) vCloud
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) RHEV
8 1 (0.18%) Samba
8 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 186 (33.27%) Kubernetes
2 88 (15.74%) Terraform
3 44 (7.87%) Ansible
4 28 (5.01%) Puppet
5 24 (4.29%) Grafana
6 22 (3.94%) Kibana
7 14 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.15%) Packer
9 11 (1.97%) Prometheus
10 8 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.07%) logstash
11 6 (1.07%) PingFederate
12 5 (0.89%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.89%) Salt
13 4 (0.72%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.72%) Nagios
13 4 (0.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 3 (0.54%) Graphite
14 3 (0.54%) Istio
14 3 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 167 (29.87%) Oracle
2 104 (18.60%) Google
3 38 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.37%) Sybase
5 21 (3.76%) Red Hat
6 20 (3.58%) IBM
7 15 (2.68%) MuleSoft
8 13 (2.33%) Splunk
9 12 (2.15%) Cloudera
9 12 (2.15%) VMware
10 10 (1.79%) Axway
11 9 (1.61%) Adobe
11 9 (1.61%) Talend
12 8 (1.43%) SAP
13 7 (1.25%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.25%) SaltStack
14 6 (1.07%) Databricks
14 6 (1.07%) Sparx
14 6 (1.07%) Zscaler
15 5 (0.89%) Tableau