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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 208 301
Rank change year-on-year +47 +93  
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 710 657 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.22% 0.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.74% 5.59% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 493 278
Median daily rate £488 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +286.36% -67.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.13 £9.40 £32.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £40.20 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +286.36% -67.16%  

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 10537 11747 13009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.81% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 7932 8486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 202 180
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PostgreSQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 686 £500 +11.11% 181
London +11 440 £500 +5.26% 101
South East +26 80 £438 +9.37% 20
West Midlands +73 58 £460 +22.66% 13
Croydon +5 53 £500 +21.95% 4
City of London -20 31 £500 +11.11% 20
South West +5 30 £425 +13.33% 12
Birmingham +40 27 £450 +28.57% 3
North West -7 21 £394 -14.86% 12
Surrey +24 20 £475 +15.15% 1
Yorkshire +3 20 £430 -11.34% 15
Buckinghamshire 0 20 £438 +2.94%
Scotland +38 18 £375 +41.24% 7
West Yorkshire +16 18 £430 +23.74% 11
East of England 0 18 £450 +12.50% 4
Hampshire -27 18 £375 +1.69% 2
Edinburgh +28 17 £388 - 2
Milton Keynes -1 17 £438 +2.94%
Leeds +14 16 £430 +23.74% 11
Bristol -6 14 £388 +3.33% 4
East Midlands -2 13 £450 +89.47% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +83 12 £475 -5.00%
Tyne and Wear +79 12 £475 -
North East +79 12 £475 -
Berkshire +25 12 £350 -12.50% 6
Manchester +1 12 £444 +9.23% 9
Shropshire - 12 £496 - 1
Devon - 10 £425 - 3
Plymouth - 9 £425 -
Telford - 9 £496 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 690 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (45.25%) Java
3 568 (43.19%) Linux
4 499 (37.95%) Python
5 443 (33.69%) MySQL
6 390 (29.66%) Git (software)
7 383 (29.13%) DevOps
8 370 (28.14%) Docker
9 361 (27.45%) MongoDB
10 357 (27.15%) SQL
11 348 (26.46%) Puppet
11 348 (26.46%) Amazon AWS
12 328 (24.94%) Continuous Integration
13 325 (24.71%) TDD
14 312 (23.73%) Security Cleared
15 311 (23.65%) Jenkins
16 303 (23.04%) Ansible
17 268 (20.38%) Oracle
18 265 (20.15%) SC Cleared
19 255 (19.39%) Ruby
20 248 (18.86%) REST
21 240 (18.25%) Scrum
22 239 (18.17%) JavaScript
23 236 (17.95%) Microservices
24 224 (17.03%) NoSQL
25 217 (16.50%) JIRA
25 217 (16.50%) Configuration Management
26 209 (15.89%) Open Source
27 201 (15.29%) HTML
28 200 (15.21%) Relational Database

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
1 153 (11.63%) Confluence
2 150 (11.41%) Tomcat
3 145 (11.03%) Apache
4 117 (8.90%) Elasticsearch
5 70 (5.32%) OpenStack
6 68 (5.17%) Apache Spark
7 64 (4.87%) nginx
8 57 (4.33%) JBoss
9 37 (2.81%) WebSphere
10 33 (2.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 31 (2.36%) WebLogic
12 18 (1.37%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.91%) CMS
15 11 (0.84%) SAS
16 9 (0.68%) IIS
16 9 (0.68%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.61%) Facebook Platform
17 8 (0.61%) WildFly
18 7 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (0.91%) HipChat
1 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.23%) Staffware
5 2 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.076%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.076%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 348 (26.46%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (5.93%) GitHub
4 52 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (2.81%) PaaS
6 31 (2.36%) SaaS
7 24 (1.83%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
9 20 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (1.37%) Slack
11 15 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (1.14%) Datadog
12 14 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.68%) Heroku
14 9 (0.68%) IaaS
15 8 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 136 (10.34%) HTTP
1 136 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 98 (7.45%) SSL
3 76 (5.78%) Firewall
4 52 (3.95%) DNS
5 32 (2.43%) Internet
5 32 (2.43%) VPN
6 23 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
7 19 (1.44%) Kerberos
8 17 (1.29%) LDAP
9 15 (1.14%) SNMP
10 13 (0.99%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (0.91%) SSH
12 11 (0.84%) OpenVPN
12 11 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (0.53%) Multicast
13 7 (0.53%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (0.46%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (33.69%) MySQL
2 361 (27.45%) MongoDB
3 224 (17.03%) NoSQL
4 200 (15.21%) Relational Database
5 138 (10.49%) Hadoop
6 133 (10.11%) Redis
7 131 (9.96%) SQL Server
8 110 (8.37%) RDBMS
9 96 (7.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 87 (6.62%) Big Data
11 70 (5.32%) Oracle Database
12 52 (3.95%) HBase
13 40 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
14 38 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (2.28%) Apache Hive
15 30 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (1.83%) DB2
17 18 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
19 14 (1.06%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 390 (29.66%) Git (software)
2 311 (23.65%) Jenkins
3 217 (16.50%) JIRA
4 95 (7.22%) Cucumber
5 90 (6.84%) JUnit
6 82 (6.24%) Maven
7 79 (6.01%) Subversion
8 59 (4.49%) Bitbucket
9 58 (4.41%) IntelliJ
10 55 (4.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 42 (3.19%) Mockito
12 39 (2.97%) Selenium
13 38 (2.89%) GitLab
14 37 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 29 (2.21%) NUnit
16 28 (2.13%) MSTest
17 26 (1.98%) Ant
17 26 (1.98%) Mercurial
18 25 (1.90%) Artifactory
18 25 (1.90%) Vagrant
General
1 155 (11.79%) Finance
2 48 (3.65%) Retail
3 38 (2.89%) Marketing
4 37 (2.81%) Banking
5 36 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.13%) Electronics
7 27 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.84%) Law
9 7 (0.53%) Billing
9 7 (0.53%) Legal
10 5 (0.38%) Games
11 4 (0.30%) Advertising
11 4 (0.30%) Back Office
12 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.076%) Automotive
14 1 (0.076%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 619 (47.07%) Developer
2 234 (17.79%) Java Developer
3 171 (13.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 132 (10.04%) Python Developer
5 131 (9.96%) Architect
6 96 (7.30%) Senior Developer
7 56 (4.26%) DBA
8 47 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 45 (3.42%) Technical Architect
10 44 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
10 44 (3.35%) Software Developer
11 41 (3.12%) AWS Engineer
12 40 (3.04%) PostgreSQL Developer
13 38 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
13 38 (2.89%) Web Developer
14 37 (2.81%) Consultant
15 36 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
15 36 (2.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 36 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
16 34 (2.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (18.86%) REST
2 201 (15.29%) HTML
3 195 (14.83%) Spring
4 176 (13.38%) CSS
5 173 (13.16%) Node.js
6 156 (11.86%) JSON
7 148 (11.25%) Django
8 145 (11.03%) Web Services
9 125 (9.51%) RESTful
10 101 (7.68%) HTML5
11 96 (7.30%) AngularJS
12 85 (6.46%) CSS3
13 83 (6.31%) Hibernate
14 76 (5.78%) Spring Boot
15 74 (5.63%) J2EE
16 73 (5.55%) LAPP Stack
17 65 (4.94%) Elastic Stack
17 65 (4.94%) Kafka
18 64 (4.87%) Ruby on Rails
18 64 (4.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (3.88%) Computer Science
1 51 (3.88%) User Experience
2 46 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (2.74%) Clustering
3 36 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
4 31 (2.36%) Public Cloud
5 29 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 25 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 25 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.44%) PKI
8 18 (1.37%) Fintech
9 16 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (1.22%) Replication
9 16 (1.22%) Smart Meter
10 15 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.91%) Web 2.0
12 8 (0.61%) Derivative
12 8 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 568 (43.19%) Linux
2 127 (9.66%) Windows
3 113 (8.59%) Unix
4 99 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (6.92%) CentOS
6 41 (3.12%) Windows Server
7 38 (2.89%) Ubuntu
8 19 (1.44%) Android
9 18 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.99%) CoreOS
11 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.84%) Debian
13 8 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.53%) FreeBSD
14 7 (0.53%) Solaris
14 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.38%) AIX
17 3 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (29.13%) DevOps
3 328 (24.94%) Continuous Integration
4 325 (24.71%) TDD
5 240 (18.25%) Scrum
6 236 (17.95%) Microservices
7 217 (16.50%) Configuration Management
8 209 (15.89%) Open Source
9 188 (14.30%) Test Automation
10 177 (13.46%) BDD
11 119 (9.05%) OO
12 118 (8.97%) Software Engineering
13 94 (7.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 85 (6.46%) Web Development
15 82 (6.24%) Kanban
16 74 (5.63%) High Availability
17 71 (5.40%) Continuous Deployment
17 71 (5.40%) Mentoring
18 66 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (4.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 595 (45.25%) Java
2 499 (37.95%) Python
3 357 (27.15%) SQL
4 255 (19.39%) Ruby
5 239 (18.17%) JavaScript
6 157 (11.94%) Bash Shell
7 128 (9.73%) Scala
8 96 (7.30%) Perl
9 81 (6.16%) PHP
10 70 (5.32%) Go
11 61 (4.64%) C#
12 35 (2.66%) C
12 35 (2.66%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.43%) PL/SQL
14 31 (2.36%) C++
14 31 (2.36%) Groovy
15 18 (1.37%) R
16 15 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 13 (0.99%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 312 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 265 (20.15%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.95%) Degree
4 33 (2.51%) RHCE
5 27 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.37%) CISSP
9 17 (1.29%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.38%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.30%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.30%) PhD
13 3 (0.23%) APMG
13 3 (0.23%) CCNA
13 3 (0.23%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.66%) QA
2 14 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.30%) WCAG
6 3 (0.23%) MiFID
7 2 (0.15%) GCP
7 2 (0.15%) SLA
8 1 (0.076%) HL7
8 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 370 (28.14%) Docker
2 30 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.05%) HDFS
4 26 (1.98%) vCloud
5 22 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (1.29%) Squid
8 15 (1.14%) Active Directory
9 13 (0.99%) Xen
10 12 (0.91%) LXC
10 12 (0.91%) Postfix
10 12 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (0.84%) vSphere
12 10 (0.76%) Samba
13 9 (0.68%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.53%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.53%) Snort
16 6 (0.46%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 348 (26.46%) Puppet
2 303 (23.04%) Ansible
3 180 (13.69%) Opscode Chef
4 145 (11.03%) Kubernetes
5 138 (10.49%) Terraform
6 59 (4.49%) Salt
7 51 (3.88%) logstash
8 48 (3.65%) Kibana
9 41 (3.12%) ZABBIX
10 37 (2.81%) HAProxy
11 25 (1.90%) Nagios
12 19 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (1.37%) Grafana
13 18 (1.37%) Rancher
13 18 (1.37%) Rsyslog
14 17 (1.29%) Packer
15 14 (1.06%) Consul
15 14 (1.06%) Data Guard
16 13 (0.99%) Sysdig
16 13 (0.99%) yum
Vendors
1 268 (20.38%) Oracle
2 103 (7.83%) Red Hat
3 98 (7.45%) VMware
4 49 (3.73%) Microsoft
5 39 (2.97%) Atlassian
6 31 (2.36%) SAP
7 23 (1.75%) Zend
8 21 (1.60%) Sonatype
9 20 (1.52%) IBM
10 19 (1.44%) Hortonworks
11 17 (1.29%) Rackspace
12 16 (1.22%) Greenplum
12 16 (1.22%) SaltStack
12 16 (1.22%) Splunk
13 15 (1.14%) Google
14 14 (1.06%) TIBCO
15 11 (0.84%) CA
15 11 (0.84%) Cisco
15 11 (0.84%) Sybase
16 10 (0.76%) Apple
City, London
LA International
Rate: £700 - £765 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £100 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ABW Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Difrent
Rate: From £530 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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