Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 158 146
Rank change year-on-year -11 -12 +41
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 933 1,705 1,937
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.76% 1.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.37% 7.89% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 1,194 1,424
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £363 £375 £363
90th Percentile £685 £646 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £41.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.48% -11.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £46.69
% change year-on-year -19.08% -7.37% +107.51%

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 12,666 21,596 22,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.28% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,292 14,842 15,686
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £321 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 255 249
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.00 £14.54
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.10
Median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.01% -6.67% +48.84%

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 7 April 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 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Top 17 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 7 April 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 -13 860 £513 +2.50% 290
London -10 549 £550 +2.33% 170
UK excluding London -14 365 £463 -2.63% 136
Midlands +64 88 £469 +4.17% 23
South East -2 78 £456 -3.95% 32
West Midlands +68 77 £475 +5.56% 12
North of England -33 68 £475 - 31
South West +23 49 £463 -7.50% 18
North West -18 34 £460 +2.22% 20
Work from Home -6 33 £495 -1.00% 34
Wales +40 31 £494 +3.95% 8
Scotland +19 27 £450 +12.50% 8
North East +17 23 £488 +8.33% 2
East of England +5 22 £410 -20.19% 16
East Midlands +21 11 £425 - 11
Yorkshire -4 11 £400 -20.00% 9
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 438 (46.95%) AWS
2 418 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (39.44%) SQL
4 330 (35.37%) Java
5 293 (31.40%) Python
6 231 (24.76%) Git (software)
6 231 (24.76%) Microservices
7 223 (23.90%) Docker
7 223 (23.90%) MySQL
8 214 (22.94%) Security Cleared
9 213 (22.83%) JavaScript
10 209 (22.40%) Oracle
11 207 (22.19%) Azure
12 204 (21.86%) DevOps
13 198 (21.22%) SQL Server
14 195 (20.90%) Web Services
15 186 (19.94%) TDD
16 178 (19.08%) Linux
17 176 (18.86%) Jenkins
18 166 (17.79%) SC Cleared
19 159 (17.04%) JIRA
20 157 (16.83%) NoSQL
21 153 (16.40%) Kubernetes
22 149 (15.97%) Finance
23 143 (15.33%) Spring
24 142 (15.22%) MongoDB
25 140 (15.01%) Scrum
26 131 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
27 128 (13.72%) REST
28 126 (13.50%) GCP

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 99 (10.61%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (10.18%) Confluence
3 54 (5.79%) JBoss
4 53 (5.68%) WebLogic
5 46 (4.93%) Red Hat Fuse
6 42 (4.50%) MQSeries
7 40 (4.29%) Apache Spark
8 34 (3.64%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.89%) nginx
10 23 (2.47%) Apache
11 11 (1.18%) SAS
12 9 (0.96%) Drupal
12 9 (0.96%) IIS
13 7 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
13 7 (0.75%) Luigi
13 7 (0.75%) SharePoint
14 6 (0.64%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.54%) WildFly
16 4 (0.43%) Appian
16 4 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Weka
3 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 34 (3.64%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.32%) Eikon
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 438 (46.95%) AWS
2 207 (22.19%) Azure
3 126 (13.50%) GCP
4 101 (10.83%) Amazon EC2
5 83 (8.90%) GitHub
6 58 (6.22%) Amazon SQS
7 54 (5.79%) PaaS
7 54 (5.79%) Serverless
8 47 (5.04%) Amazon S3
8 47 (5.04%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (3.86%) AWS Step Functions
10 29 (3.11%) SaaS
11 24 (2.57%) OpenShift
12 22 (2.36%) IaaS
12 22 (2.36%) Slack
13 21 (2.25%) Power Platform
14 20 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
15 16 (1.71%) Amazon EKS
16 15 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.68%) HTTP
1 25 (2.68%) VPN
2 24 (2.57%) DNS
3 22 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 20 (2.14%) SSL
5 14 (1.50%) Firewall
6 8 (0.86%) Internet
6 8 (0.86%) SSH
7 6 (0.64%) AMQP
7 6 (0.64%) DHCP
7 6 (0.64%) Wireless
8 5 (0.54%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.43%) Network Security
10 3 (0.32%) IPsec
10 3 (0.32%) SAN
10 3 (0.32%) SMTP
11 2 (0.21%) LAN
11 2 (0.21%) NAS
11 2 (0.21%) SNMP
11 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (23.90%) MySQL
2 198 (21.22%) SQL Server
3 157 (16.83%) NoSQL
4 142 (15.22%) MongoDB
5 118 (12.65%) Relational Database
6 99 (10.61%) Amazon RDS
7 96 (10.29%) Redis
8 90 (9.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 59 (6.32%) RDBMS
10 54 (5.79%) Hadoop
11 49 (5.25%) Big Data
12 46 (4.93%) Amazon Athena
13 45 (4.82%) Amazon Aurora
14 43 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
15 41 (4.39%) DB2
16 40 (4.29%) MariaDB
17 38 (4.07%) Neo4j
18 35 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
19 31 (3.32%) Oracle Database
20 30 (3.22%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 231 (24.76%) Git (software)
2 176 (18.86%) Jenkins
3 159 (17.04%) JIRA
4 80 (8.57%) JUnit
4 80 (8.57%) Maven
5 60 (6.43%) GitLab
6 58 (6.22%) SonarQube
7 55 (5.89%) Mockito
8 48 (5.14%) Selenium
9 47 (5.04%) DbUnit
9 47 (5.04%) jMock
10 35 (3.75%) RSpec
11 33 (3.54%) Cucumber
11 33 (3.54%) Travis CI
12 24 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (2.47%) CircleCI
13 23 (2.47%) Mocha
14 21 (2.25%) webpack
15 15 (1.61%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 149 (15.97%) Finance
2 87 (9.32%) Public Sector
3 65 (6.97%) Banking
4 50 (5.36%) Front Office
5 24 (2.57%) Retail
6 16 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.29%) Marketing
8 11 (1.18%) Law
9 9 (0.96%) Electronics
9 9 (0.96%) Games
9 9 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.75%) Legal
11 4 (0.43%) Advertising
11 4 (0.43%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 494 (52.95%) Developer
2 136 (14.58%) Java Developer
3 85 (9.11%) Architect
4 74 (7.93%) Senior Developer
5 73 (7.82%) Python Developer
6 66 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 64 (6.86%) Software Engineer
8 49 (5.25%) AWS Developer
9 45 (4.82%) AWS Engineer
10 44 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
11 39 (4.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 34 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
13 32 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
14 29 (3.11%) React Developer
15 28 (3.00%) Data Engineer
16 26 (2.79%) DBA
16 26 (2.79%) Technical Architect
17 25 (2.68%) Applications Architect
17 25 (2.68%) Node.js Developer
17 25 (2.68%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (20.90%) Web Services
2 143 (15.33%) Spring
3 128 (13.72%) REST
4 120 (12.86%) RESTful
5 119 (12.75%) HTML
6 110 (11.79%) CSS
7 109 (11.68%) Node.js
8 105 (11.25%) React
9 104 (11.15%) Hibernate
10 102 (10.93%) AngularJS
11 90 (9.65%) JSON
12 88 (9.43%) ActiveMQ
13 85 (9.11%) RabbitMQ
14 76 (8.15%) Ruby on Rails
15 71 (7.61%) XML
16 66 (7.07%) SOAP
17 59 (6.32%) Django
18 56 (6.00%) .NET
18 56 (6.00%) GraphQL
18 56 (6.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 55 (5.89%) Fixed Income
2 48 (5.14%) Hedge funds
3 40 (4.29%) Derivative
4 37 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 35 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 35 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
7 33 (3.54%) User Experience
8 28 (3.00%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.57%) Algorithms
10 22 (2.36%) Replication
11 21 (2.25%) Market Risk
12 19 (2.04%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.71%) BYOD
14 15 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.50%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.39%) Clustering
17 12 (1.29%) NHS
18 11 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 178 (19.08%) Linux
2 68 (7.29%) Windows
3 50 (5.36%) Unix
4 28 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (2.68%) Windows Server
6 23 (2.47%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.71%) Android
7 16 (1.71%) CentOS
8 13 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.96%) CoreOS
11 8 (0.86%) Solaris
12 7 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.43%) Debian
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (24.76%) Microservices
3 204 (21.86%) DevOps
4 186 (19.94%) TDD
5 140 (15.01%) Scrum
6 131 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (12.54%) Software Engineering
8 112 (12.00%) Migration
9 109 (11.68%) BDD
10 98 (10.50%) Analytics
11 92 (9.86%) Open Source
12 83 (8.90%) Test Automation
13 70 (7.50%) Kanban
14 62 (6.65%) Configuration Management
15 60 (6.43%) ETL
16 59 (6.32%) Data Modelling
17 54 (5.79%) Asset Management
17 54 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
18 53 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
19 52 (5.57%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 368 (39.44%) SQL
2 330 (35.37%) Java
3 293 (31.40%) Python
4 213 (22.83%) JavaScript
5 122 (13.08%) Ruby
6 75 (8.04%) Bash Shell
7 74 (7.93%) C#
8 64 (6.86%) PL/SQL
9 60 (6.43%) Java 8
10 50 (5.36%) PowerShell
10 50 (5.36%) TypeScript
11 49 (5.25%) T-SQL
12 47 (5.04%) Go
13 43 (4.61%) PHP
13 43 (4.61%) Scala
14 38 (4.07%) C++
15 35 (3.75%) Kotlin
16 27 (2.89%) C
17 23 (2.47%) Perl
18 16 (1.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 214 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 166 (17.79%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.11%) Degree
3 29 (3.11%) DV Cleared
4 16 (1.71%) BC Cleared
5 9 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.54%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (0.54%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.54%) SAS Certification
8 4 (0.43%) CCNA
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.32%) PhD
10 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.21%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.47%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 223 (23.90%) Docker
2 39 (4.18%) Postfix
3 22 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.04%) Active Directory
5 15 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.07%) vSphere
9 7 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.64%) RACF
11 4 (0.43%) Varnish
12 3 (0.32%) iptables
13 2 (0.21%) NFS
13 2 (0.21%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.21%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.21%) OpenIDM
14 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.11%) LXC
14 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 153 (16.40%) Kubernetes
2 83 (8.90%) Terraform
3 73 (7.82%) Ansible
4 57 (6.11%) Puppet
5 19 (2.04%) Prometheus
6 18 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 15 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 13 (1.39%) Data Guard
9 12 (1.29%) Kibana
10 9 (0.96%) logstash
11 8 (0.86%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.86%) Packer
12 7 (0.75%) Grafana
12 7 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.64%) Nagios
14 5 (0.54%) Graphite
14 5 (0.54%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 209 (22.40%) Oracle
2 85 (9.11%) Google
3 75 (8.04%) Sybase
4 70 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 60 (6.43%) Microsoft
6 46 (4.93%) MuleSoft
7 42 (4.50%) Axway
8 31 (3.32%) VMware
9 27 (2.89%) Tableau
10 22 (2.36%) Atlassian
11 21 (2.25%) IBM
12 20 (2.14%) SAP
13 14 (1.50%) New Relic
14 11 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.18%) Splunk
14 11 (1.18%) Talend
15 9 (0.96%) Hortonworks
15 9 (0.96%) HP
16 8 (0.86%) Informatica
17 7 (0.75%) Lets Encrypt