Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 147 156
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 +12
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 1,166 1,865 1,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.87% 1.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.75% 8.36% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 1,295 1,283
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £368 £368 £365
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -12.57%
10th Percentile £25.00 £28.32 £34.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.12 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.75 £46.44
% change year-on-year -14.11% -12.25% +106.40%

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 15,046 22,297 22,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.01% 22.41% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,023 15,384 15,385
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £310
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 245 251
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.56% +9.91%
10th Percentile £13.68 £13.25 £14.54
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.80 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.03% -6.43% +34.90%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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 1,097 £525 +5.00% 474
London +24 728 £540 +2.86% 235
UK excluding London -46 425 £463 +2.78% 274
South East -12 99 £425 -15.00% 75
Midlands +56 93 £475 +9.20% 30
West Midlands +54 73 £488 +8.33% 11
South West -11 70 £450 +5.88% 28
North of England -86 70 £498 +4.74% 66
North West -44 42 £481 +1.85% 33
Scotland -2 39 £450 +12.50% 14
East of England +1 35 £525 -4.55% 40
East Midlands +21 20 £400 -3.03% 19
North East -12 19 £513 +13.89% 11
Wales +13 18 £500 +17.65% 17
Yorkshire -28 9 £420 -16.00% 22
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 515 (44.17%) AWS
2 485 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
3 453 (38.85%) Java
4 451 (38.68%) SQL
5 430 (36.88%) Python
6 318 (27.27%) Docker
7 302 (25.90%) Microservices
8 299 (25.64%) MySQL
9 270 (23.16%) DevOps
10 269 (23.07%) Git (software)
11 262 (22.47%) Security Cleared
12 250 (21.44%) Oracle
13 239 (20.50%) TDD
14 236 (20.24%) Azure
15 230 (19.73%) JavaScript
15 230 (19.73%) Web Services
16 216 (18.52%) Kubernetes
17 215 (18.44%) SQL Server
18 213 (18.27%) SC Cleared
19 211 (18.10%) Linux
20 207 (17.75%) Jenkins
21 203 (17.41%) NoSQL
22 184 (15.78%) Scrum
23 183 (15.69%) REST
24 178 (15.27%) MongoDB
25 174 (14.92%) Finance
25 174 (14.92%) Spring
26 170 (14.58%) Relational Database
27 164 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
28 155 (13.29%) Software Engineering

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
1 117 (10.03%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (8.32%) Confluence
3 78 (6.69%) Apache Spark
4 53 (4.55%) JBoss
5 45 (3.86%) WebLogic
6 40 (3.43%) Red Hat Fuse
7 36 (3.09%) MQSeries
8 34 (2.92%) nginx
9 33 (2.83%) Tomcat
10 32 (2.74%) Apache
11 26 (2.23%) SAS
12 14 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
13 13 (1.11%) IIS
14 12 (1.03%) GeoServer
15 11 (0.94%) CMS
15 11 (0.94%) Luigi
16 10 (0.86%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.77%) Drupal
17 9 (0.77%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.086%) Weka
Business Applications
1 35 (3.00%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (0.69%) PolarLake
2 8 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.26%) Eikon
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 515 (44.17%) AWS
2 236 (20.24%) Azure
3 140 (12.01%) GCP
4 98 (8.40%) Amazon EC2
5 86 (7.38%) GitHub
6 78 (6.69%) Amazon S3
7 74 (6.35%) Amazon SQS
8 62 (5.32%) Serverless
9 52 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
10 41 (3.52%) AWS Step Functions
11 27 (2.32%) PaaS
12 25 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
13 24 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (1.97%) Power Platform
15 22 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
16 21 (1.80%) OpenShift
17 19 (1.63%) Heroku
17 19 (1.63%) SaaS
18 17 (1.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.40%) VPN
2 24 (2.06%) DNS
3 21 (1.80%) HTTP
4 16 (1.37%) FTP
5 14 (1.20%) SSH
5 14 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.11%) AMQP
6 13 (1.11%) DHCP
7 12 (1.03%) Firewall
7 12 (1.03%) SSL
8 7 (0.60%) Internet
9 6 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.51%) Wireless
10 5 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.34%) Skype
11 4 (0.34%) SMTP
12 3 (0.26%) SAN
13 2 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (25.64%) MySQL
2 215 (18.44%) SQL Server
3 203 (17.41%) NoSQL
4 178 (15.27%) MongoDB
5 170 (14.58%) Relational Database
6 94 (8.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 93 (7.98%) Hadoop
8 89 (7.63%) Amazon RDS
9 85 (7.29%) RDBMS
10 77 (6.60%) Redis
11 67 (5.75%) Amazon Aurora
12 66 (5.66%) Big Data
13 57 (4.89%) Amazon Redshift
14 54 (4.63%) Amazon Athena
15 53 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
16 51 (4.37%) Oracle Database
17 48 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
18 46 (3.95%) DB2
19 43 (3.69%) Neo4j
20 31 (2.66%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 269 (23.07%) Git (software)
2 207 (17.75%) Jenkins
3 154 (13.21%) JIRA
4 99 (8.49%) Maven
5 87 (7.46%) JUnit
6 74 (6.35%) Mockito
7 67 (5.75%) GitLab
8 65 (5.57%) SonarQube
9 53 (4.55%) DbUnit
9 53 (4.55%) jMock
10 50 (4.29%) Selenium
11 41 (3.52%) Cucumber
12 34 (2.92%) RSpec
13 31 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 30 (2.57%) Travis CI
15 27 (2.32%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.89%) CircleCI
16 22 (1.89%) Gradle
16 22 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
17 17 (1.46%) Vagrant
General
1 174 (14.92%) Finance
2 122 (10.46%) Public Sector
3 85 (7.29%) Banking
4 48 (4.12%) Front Office
5 34 (2.92%) Marketing
6 27 (2.32%) Retail
7 20 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.29%) Electronics
10 11 (0.94%) Law
11 9 (0.77%) Games
12 8 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.60%) Legal
14 5 (0.43%) Advertising
14 5 (0.43%) Back Office
14 5 (0.43%) Publishing
15 4 (0.34%) Automotive
16 2 (0.17%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 672 (57.63%) Developer
2 210 (18.01%) Java Developer
3 126 (10.81%) Python Developer
4 105 (9.01%) Senior Developer
5 90 (7.72%) Architect
6 78 (6.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 69 (5.92%) AWS Developer
8 61 (5.23%) Software Engineer
9 57 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
10 51 (4.37%) Data Engineer
11 43 (3.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 39 (3.34%) DBA
12 39 (3.34%) Java Engineer
13 37 (3.17%) Full Stack Developer
14 36 (3.09%) C# Developer
15 35 (3.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 32 (2.74%) .NET Developer
16 32 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
17 31 (2.66%) ETL Developer
17 31 (2.66%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (19.73%) Web Services
2 183 (15.69%) REST
3 174 (14.92%) Spring
4 142 (12.18%) HTML
5 137 (11.75%) Node.js
6 136 (11.66%) CSS
7 121 (10.38%) RESTful
8 111 (9.52%) Kafka
9 108 (9.26%) AngularJS
10 103 (8.83%) Hibernate
11 91 (7.80%) ActiveMQ
11 91 (7.80%) RabbitMQ
12 90 (7.72%) JSON
13 89 (7.63%) React
14 83 (7.12%) XML
15 82 (7.03%) SOAP
16 81 (6.95%) Ruby on Rails
17 71 (6.09%) .NET
17 71 (6.09%) Django
17 71 (6.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.37%) Derivative
2 50 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.69%) Algorithms
4 43 (3.69%) Fixed Income
5 40 (3.43%) Hedge funds
6 38 (3.26%) Public Cloud
7 36 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (3.00%) Data Centre
8 35 (3.00%) Equity Derivative
9 29 (2.49%) Management Information System
9 29 (2.49%) User Experience
10 24 (2.06%) Clustering
11 19 (1.63%) Pricing Data
12 18 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.37%) BYOD
13 16 (1.37%) Market Risk
14 15 (1.29%) Equities
14 15 (1.29%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 211 (18.10%) Linux
2 69 (5.92%) Windows
3 48 (4.12%) Unix
4 36 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.49%) Ubuntu
6 19 (1.63%) CentOS
6 19 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.20%) Android
8 12 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.03%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.69%) CoreOS
9 8 (0.69%) Debian
9 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.26%) Solaris
13 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.17%) VMS
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (41.60%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (25.90%) Microservices
3 270 (23.16%) DevOps
4 239 (20.50%) TDD
5 184 (15.78%) Scrum
6 164 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
7 155 (13.29%) Software Engineering
8 140 (12.01%) BDD
9 130 (11.15%) Analytics
10 122 (10.46%) Open Source
11 116 (9.95%) Data Science
12 115 (9.86%) Migration
13 100 (8.58%) ETL
14 93 (7.98%) Test Automation
15 89 (7.63%) Kanban
16 70 (6.00%) Configuration Management
17 69 (5.92%) Machine Learning
18 64 (5.49%) Data Modelling
19 63 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (5.40%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 453 (38.85%) Java
2 451 (38.68%) SQL
3 430 (36.88%) Python
4 230 (19.73%) JavaScript
5 125 (10.72%) Ruby
6 91 (7.80%) C#
7 83 (7.12%) Java 8
8 75 (6.43%) Bash Shell
9 74 (6.35%) Scala
10 61 (5.23%) C++
11 56 (4.80%) PL/SQL
12 53 (4.55%) TypeScript
13 48 (4.12%) Go
14 43 (3.69%) T-SQL
15 42 (3.60%) PowerShell
16 35 (3.00%) PHP
17 31 (2.66%) Shell Script
18 25 (2.14%) Kotlin
19 23 (1.97%) C
19 23 (1.97%) R
Qualifications
1 262 (22.47%) Security Cleared
2 213 (18.27%) SC Cleared
3 33 (2.83%) Degree
4 30 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.37%) BC Cleared
6 13 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.77%) PhD
8 7 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.43%) CHECK Team Member
9 5 (0.43%) SAS Certification
10 4 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.26%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.17%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.086%) CCNA
13 1 (0.086%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.086%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.086%) OCP
13 1 (0.086%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.89%) QA
2 16 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.086%) GDPR
5 1 (0.086%) HL7
System Software
1 318 (27.27%) Docker
2 47 (4.03%) Postfix
3 35 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 16 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.94%) vSphere
8 10 (0.86%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.34%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.34%) pfSense
12 3 (0.26%) iptables
12 3 (0.26%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) KVM
13 2 (0.17%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.17%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.17%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.17%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 216 (18.52%) Kubernetes
2 105 (9.01%) Ansible
3 97 (8.32%) Terraform
4 67 (5.75%) Puppet
5 22 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
7 16 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 16 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 15 (1.29%) Data Guard
8 15 (1.29%) Packer
8 15 (1.29%) Prometheus
9 13 (1.11%) Grafana
10 10 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (0.77%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.69%) Kibana
12 8 (0.69%) Nagios
13 7 (0.60%) logstash
14 6 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.51%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.43%) Graphite
Vendors
1 250 (21.44%) Oracle
2 104 (8.92%) Google
3 80 (6.86%) Microsoft
4 79 (6.78%) Sybase
5 54 (4.63%) Red Hat
6 44 (3.77%) VMware
7 42 (3.60%) MuleSoft
8 36 (3.09%) Axway
9 35 (3.00%) IBM
10 30 (2.57%) Atlassian
11 29 (2.49%) Tableau
12 27 (2.32%) Talend
13 23 (1.97%) Hortonworks
14 22 (1.89%) Cloudera
15 21 (1.80%) SAP
16 17 (1.46%) HP
17 15 (1.29%) Informatica
18 14 (1.20%) Teradata
19 13 (1.11%) Citrix
20 12 (1.03%) Salesforce.com