Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 197 316
Rank change year-on-year +31 +119 +130
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 1491 1454 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.33% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.90% 6.02% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 1037 585
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £308
90th Percentile £625 £606 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +101.25% -50.00%
10th Percentile £20.94 £9.40 £8.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.62% +101.25% -48.39%

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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21601 24157 26050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.59% 22.16% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14398 16196 16910
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 383 367
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +4.34% -2.45%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.35 £54.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £29.76 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.68% +8.23% -2.65%

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017.

Contractor 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 16 August 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
England +32 1427 £500 +11.11% 190
London +6 924 £513 +7.89% 107
UK excluding London +62 558 £450 +5.88% 91
South East -7 173 £438 +9.38% 31
Midlands +89 122 £460 +9.52% 10
North of England +7 118 £450 -10.00% 29
West Midlands +110 98 £460 +41.54% 3
North West +4 53 £552 +22.67% 17
Yorkshire +4 53 £475 -5.00% 11
South West +33 51 £425 +13.33% 7
Scotland +67 50 £375 - 7
East of England +9 36 £456 +4.29% 7
North East +61 25 £475 -5.00% 1
East Midlands -26 25 £425 - 7
Northern Ireland -45 5 £350 -
Wales +5 4 £400 -11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 788 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
2 676 (45.34%) Java
3 574 (38.50%) Linux
4 532 (35.68%) Python
5 492 (33.00%) MySQL
6 486 (32.60%) Docker
7 432 (28.97%) DevOps
8 425 (28.50%) Amazon AWS
9 406 (27.23%) TDD
10 402 (26.96%) MongoDB
11 398 (26.69%) Git (software)
12 388 (26.02%) SQL
13 382 (25.62%) Security Cleared
14 369 (24.75%) Ansible
15 360 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
16 356 (23.88%) Puppet
17 355 (23.81%) Jenkins
18 333 (22.33%) Microservices
19 326 (21.86%) Oracle
20 320 (21.46%) SC Cleared
21 279 (18.71%) REST
22 273 (18.31%) Scrum
23 264 (17.71%) JavaScript
24 258 (17.30%) NoSQL
25 244 (16.36%) JIRA
26 238 (15.96%) Spring
27 234 (15.69%) BDD
28 233 (15.63%) Open Source
29 230 (15.43%) Finance
30 227 (15.22%) Ruby

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
1 191 (12.81%) Confluence
2 170 (11.40%) Tomcat
3 158 (10.60%) Apache
4 131 (8.79%) Elasticsearch
5 109 (7.31%) Apache Spark
6 105 (7.04%) nginx
7 104 (6.98%) OpenStack
8 65 (4.36%) JBoss
9 56 (3.76%) WebSphere
10 54 (3.62%) WebLogic
11 41 (2.75%) Apache Solr
12 37 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 26 (1.74%) SAS
14 21 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (1.07%) CMS
16 15 (1.01%) Drupal
17 14 (0.94%) WildFly
18 11 (0.74%) GlassFish
19 10 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
20 9 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.07%) HipChat
3 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
1 8 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.20%) Staffware
4 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 425 (28.50%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (6.24%) GitHub
4 62 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (2.62%) Amazon S3
6 38 (2.55%) PaaS
7 32 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
8 31 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 27 (1.81%) SaaS
10 24 (1.61%) Slack
11 23 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
14 15 (1.01%) Bluemix
14 15 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (0.94%) Datadog
16 12 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
17 10 (0.67%) IaaS
18 9 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 125 (8.38%) HTTP
2 114 (7.65%) TCP/IP
3 99 (6.64%) SSL
4 76 (5.10%) Firewall
5 64 (4.29%) DNS
6 45 (3.02%) Kerberos
7 30 (2.01%) Internet
8 28 (1.88%) OpenLDAP
9 22 (1.48%) SSH
10 19 (1.27%) HTTPS
10 19 (1.27%) VPN
11 18 (1.21%) OpenVPN
12 17 (1.14%) LDAP
13 10 (0.67%) BIG-IP
13 10 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (0.47%) SNMP
15 7 (0.47%) Wireshark
16 6 (0.40%) SAN
16 6 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (33.00%) MySQL
2 402 (26.96%) MongoDB
3 258 (17.30%) NoSQL
4 206 (13.82%) Relational Database
5 191 (12.81%) Hadoop
6 153 (10.26%) Big Data
7 144 (9.66%) SQL Server
8 121 (8.12%) RDBMS
9 106 (7.11%) Redis
10 95 (6.37%) HBase
11 93 (6.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 61 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
13 59 (3.96%) Oracle Database
14 42 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
15 40 (2.68%) Apache Hive
16 34 (2.28%) DB2
17 25 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 22 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
19 19 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 18 (1.21%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 398 (26.69%) Git (software)
2 355 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 244 (16.36%) JIRA
4 117 (7.85%) Cucumber
5 101 (6.77%) JUnit
6 89 (5.97%) Maven
7 81 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 63 (4.23%) Bitbucket
9 62 (4.16%) IntelliJ
9 62 (4.16%) Subversion
10 53 (3.55%) GitLab
11 48 (3.22%) Artifactory
12 47 (3.15%) NUnit
13 46 (3.09%) MSTest
14 43 (2.88%) Mockito
15 35 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 33 (2.21%) Selenium
16 33 (2.21%) SonarQube
17 31 (2.08%) Ant
18 24 (1.61%) Mercurial
General
1 230 (15.43%) Finance
2 82 (5.50%) Marketing
3 80 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 71 (4.76%) Electronics
4 71 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 61 (4.09%) Retail
6 53 (3.55%) Banking
7 9 (0.60%) Billing
8 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.47%) Legal
9 7 (0.47%) Publishing
10 6 (0.40%) Back Office
11 4 (0.27%) Advertising
11 4 (0.27%) French Language
12 3 (0.20%) Games
12 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.13%) Law
13 2 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 734 (49.23%) Developer
2 278 (18.65%) Java Developer
3 190 (12.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 141 (9.46%) Senior Developer
5 135 (9.05%) Python Developer
6 120 (8.05%) Architect
7 63 (4.23%) Data Engineer
8 58 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
9 56 (3.76%) DBA
10 55 (3.69%) Scala Developer
10 55 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
11 48 (3.22%) Software Developer
12 45 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
12 45 (3.02%) Software Engineer
13 41 (2.75%) PostgreSQL Developer
14 39 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
15 38 (2.55%) Big Data Engineer
16 37 (2.48%) Consultant
16 37 (2.48%) Java Engineer
16 37 (2.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (18.71%) REST
2 238 (15.96%) Spring
3 215 (14.42%) Node.js
4 186 (12.47%) HTML
5 183 (12.27%) Web Services
6 171 (11.47%) CSS
7 161 (10.80%) RESTful
8 160 (10.73%) JSON
9 133 (8.92%) Django
10 128 (8.58%) Kafka
11 111 (7.44%) Spring Boot
12 105 (7.04%) Hibernate
13 99 (6.64%) AngularJS
14 92 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
15 89 (5.97%) HTML5
16 75 (5.03%) Apache Camel
16 75 (5.03%) LAPP Stack
17 74 (4.96%) J2EE
18 69 (4.63%) CSS3
19 66 (4.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.02%) Algorithms
2 44 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.15%) User Experience
7 30 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 29 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (1.68%) Clustering
10 25 (1.68%) Fintech
11 22 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.27%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.21%) Data Centre
14 17 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.80%) PKI
15 12 (0.80%) Replication
16 10 (0.67%) Derivative
16 10 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 574 (38.50%) Linux
2 132 (8.85%) Unix
3 114 (7.65%) Windows
4 97 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (5.57%) CentOS
6 42 (2.82%) Ubuntu
7 29 (1.95%) Android
8 27 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 27 (1.81%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.80%) CoreOS
9 12 (0.80%) Solaris
9 12 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.67%) Debian
11 8 (0.54%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.27%) FreeBSD
12 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.20%) zOS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (28.97%) DevOps
3 406 (27.23%) TDD
4 360 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 333 (22.33%) Microservices
6 273 (18.31%) Scrum
7 234 (15.69%) BDD
8 233 (15.63%) Open Source
9 203 (13.62%) Configuration Management
10 159 (10.66%) Test Automation
11 138 (9.26%) OO
12 132 (8.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 128 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
14 125 (8.38%) Software Engineering
15 86 (5.77%) Load Balancing
16 82 (5.50%) Data Modelling
17 81 (5.43%) Mentoring
17 81 (5.43%) Web Development
18 77 (5.16%) Kanban
19 75 (5.03%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 676 (45.34%) Java
2 532 (35.68%) Python
3 388 (26.02%) SQL
4 264 (17.71%) JavaScript
5 227 (15.22%) Ruby
6 184 (12.34%) Bash Shell
7 140 (9.39%) Scala
8 75 (5.03%) Perl
9 72 (4.83%) PHP
10 67 (4.49%) Go
11 64 (4.29%) C#
12 51 (3.42%) Groovy
13 49 (3.29%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.41%) C++
15 27 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.81%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.61%) C
17 22 (1.48%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.07%) VBScript
19 15 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 382 (25.62%) Security Cleared
2 320 (21.46%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.09%) Degree
4 25 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 25 (1.68%) RHCE
5 24 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.21%) CISSP
7 17 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 14 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.34%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.20%) APMG
12 3 (0.20%) CCNA
12 3 (0.20%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.21%) QA
2 28 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.40%) GCP
5 5 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.27%) AS 2805
6 4 (0.27%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) MiFID
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
9 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.067%) WAI
9 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 486 (32.60%) Docker
2 68 (4.56%) HDFS
3 41 (2.75%) vCloud
4 39 (2.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 33 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.61%) Squid
8 22 (1.48%) Active Directory
9 19 (1.27%) Postfix
10 15 (1.01%) Apache Flume
11 12 (0.80%) Xen
12 9 (0.60%) LXC
12 9 (0.60%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.47%) Samba
13 7 (0.47%) vSphere
14 6 (0.40%) Corosync
14 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.34%) etcd
15 5 (0.34%) flannel
15 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 369 (24.75%) Ansible
2 356 (23.88%) Puppet
3 206 (13.82%) Kubernetes
4 202 (13.55%) Opscode Chef
5 174 (11.67%) Terraform
6 85 (5.70%) logstash
7 79 (5.30%) Kibana
8 51 (3.42%) HAProxy
9 43 (2.88%) ZABBIX
10 39 (2.62%) Salt
11 32 (2.15%) Sysdig
12 29 (1.95%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (1.74%) Rancher
14 24 (1.61%) Grafana
14 24 (1.61%) Nagios
15 23 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
16 22 (1.48%) Ambari
17 18 (1.21%) Rsyslog
18 17 (1.14%) Consul
18 17 (1.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 326 (21.86%) Oracle
2 106 (7.11%) VMware
3 85 (5.70%) Red Hat
4 74 (4.96%) SAP
5 31 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 30 (2.01%) Atlassian
6 30 (2.01%) Google
7 28 (1.88%) IBM
7 28 (1.88%) SaltStack
8 26 (1.74%) Sonatype
8 26 (1.74%) TIBCO
9 24 (1.61%) Greenplum
10 23 (1.54%) Tableau
11 16 (1.07%) Facebook
12 14 (0.94%) Informatica
12 14 (0.94%) Twitter
13 13 (0.87%) Zend
14 12 (0.80%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.80%) Rackspace
14 12 (0.80%) Talend