Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 178 279
Rank change year-on-year +17 +101 +122
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 1569 1586 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.49% 0.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.11% 6.62% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 1072 700
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £343 £313
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
UK median hourly rate £33.49 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.28% -28.57% -40.00%
10th Percentile £21.59 £8.90 £8.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.55 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +183.33% -28.57% -40.00%

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 22063 23942 26326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.47% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14890 15947 17272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 395 396
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.53 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% +5.21% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.10 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.13 £49.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -3.39% +31.11%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +12 1489 £500 +11.11% 272
London -1 1003 £500 +5.26% 149
UK excluding London +22 552 £450 +5.88% 132
South East +4 186 £450 +12.50% 36
North of England +35 140 £450 +2.56% 27
Midlands +43 92 £450 +5.88% 17
West Midlands +69 67 £475 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire +10 66 £475 +5.56% 3
North West +16 62 £552 +29.88% 22
Scotland +47 48 £400 +49.81% 5
South West -18 32 £375 -11.76% 24
North East +79 30 £513 +2.50% 2
East of England -21 29 £438 +9.38% 19
East Midlands -11 26 £441 +3.82% 8
Wales +12 24 £550 +4.76% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 868 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 778 (49.59%) Java
3 554 (35.31%) Linux
4 528 (33.65%) MySQL
5 523 (33.33%) Python
6 522 (33.27%) Docker
7 470 (29.96%) TDD
8 463 (29.51%) Amazon AWS
9 447 (28.49%) DevOps
10 422 (26.90%) SQL
11 417 (26.58%) MongoDB
12 414 (26.39%) Git (software)
13 403 (25.69%) Jenkins
14 393 (25.05%) Ansible
15 384 (24.47%) Microservices
16 372 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
17 355 (22.63%) Oracle
18 354 (22.56%) Security Cleared
19 335 (21.35%) Puppet
20 325 (20.71%) NoSQL
21 320 (20.40%) JavaScript
22 318 (20.27%) REST
23 303 (19.31%) SC Cleared
24 292 (18.61%) Open Source
25 290 (18.48%) Scrum
26 278 (17.72%) BDD
27 267 (17.02%) Spring
28 263 (16.76%) JIRA
29 251 (16.00%) Relational Database
30 236 (15.04%) Finance

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
1 203 (12.94%) Confluence
2 202 (12.87%) Tomcat
3 149 (9.50%) Apache Spark
4 132 (8.41%) OpenStack
5 122 (7.78%) Apache
6 105 (6.69%) Elasticsearch
7 98 (6.25%) nginx
8 79 (5.04%) WebLogic
9 73 (4.65%) WebSphere
10 62 (3.95%) JBoss
11 49 (3.12%) Apache Solr
12 29 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
13 28 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (1.59%) SAS
15 20 (1.27%) GlassFish
16 18 (1.15%) CMS
16 18 (1.15%) Drupal
17 17 (1.08%) WildFly
18 12 (0.76%) Liferay
19 7 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.21%) HipChat
3 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.064%) Magento
5 1 (0.064%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 463 (29.51%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (6.76%) GitHub
4 61 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
5 43 (2.74%) Amazon S3
6 40 (2.55%) Slack
7 35 (2.23%) Bluemix
7 35 (2.23%) IBM Cloud
8 32 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
9 30 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (1.53%) Heroku
12 23 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (1.34%) Serverless
14 20 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
14 20 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
15 18 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (1.08%) PaaS
16 17 (1.08%) SaaS
17 15 (0.96%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 107 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 99 (6.31%) SSL
3 98 (6.25%) HTTP
4 70 (4.46%) Firewall
5 54 (3.44%) DNS
6 50 (3.19%) Kerberos
7 26 (1.66%) Internet
8 22 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
9 17 (1.08%) SSH
10 16 (1.02%) BIG-IP
10 16 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (0.89%) OpenVPN
12 11 (0.70%) LDAP
12 11 (0.70%) SAN
13 7 (0.45%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.38%) VPN
15 5 (0.32%) LAN
15 5 (0.32%) NAS
15 5 (0.32%) WAN
16 4 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (33.65%) MySQL
2 417 (26.58%) MongoDB
3 325 (20.71%) NoSQL
4 251 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 223 (14.21%) Hadoop
6 187 (11.92%) Big Data
7 141 (8.99%) RDBMS
8 140 (8.92%) SQL Server
9 111 (7.07%) Redis
10 105 (6.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 103 (6.56%) HBase
12 87 (5.54%) Oracle Database
13 71 (4.53%) Apache Hive
14 58 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
15 55 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
16 42 (2.68%) DB2
17 39 (2.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 37 (2.36%) Sqoop
19 32 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
20 21 (1.34%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 414 (26.39%) Git (software)
2 403 (25.69%) Jenkins
3 263 (16.76%) JIRA
4 134 (8.54%) Cucumber
5 101 (6.44%) Maven
6 88 (5.61%) JUnit
7 87 (5.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 72 (4.59%) IntelliJ
9 69 (4.40%) MSTest
9 69 (4.40%) NUnit
10 68 (4.33%) Bitbucket
11 55 (3.51%) GitLab
11 55 (3.51%) Subversion
12 52 (3.31%) Artifactory
13 42 (2.68%) Selenium
14 36 (2.29%) SonarQube
15 34 (2.17%) Jasmine
16 33 (2.10%) Mockito
17 27 (1.72%) Gradle
18 22 (1.40%) Vagrant
General
1 236 (15.04%) Finance
2 81 (5.16%) Marketing
3 79 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 67 (4.27%) Electronics
4 67 (4.27%) Manufacturing
5 63 (4.02%) Retail
6 61 (3.89%) Banking
7 10 (0.64%) Local Government
8 9 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.51%) Publishing
10 7 (0.45%) French Language
11 5 (0.32%) Billing
12 4 (0.25%) Back Office
12 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.19%) Games
13 3 (0.19%) International Banking
13 3 (0.19%) Legal
13 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 781 (49.78%) Developer
2 314 (20.01%) Java Developer
3 188 (11.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 135 (8.60%) Senior Developer
5 127 (8.09%) Python Developer
6 111 (7.07%) Architect
7 89 (5.67%) Data Engineer
8 76 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 63 (4.02%) DBA
10 60 (3.82%) Scala Developer
11 59 (3.76%) Software Engineer
12 58 (3.70%) Big Data Engineer
12 58 (3.70%) Software Developer
13 56 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
14 46 (2.93%) Administrator
14 46 (2.93%) Node.js Developer
15 45 (2.87%) Java Engineer
16 44 (2.80%) Digital Developer
17 40 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
18 38 (2.42%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (20.27%) REST
2 267 (17.02%) Spring
3 228 (14.53%) Node.js
4 217 (13.83%) Web Services
5 195 (12.43%) HTML
6 182 (11.60%) CSS
7 172 (10.96%) Kafka
8 170 (10.83%) JSON
9 166 (10.58%) RESTful
10 154 (9.82%) Spring Boot
11 119 (7.58%) Django
12 108 (6.88%) AngularJS
13 103 (6.56%) HTML5
14 95 (6.05%) Hibernate
15 93 (5.93%) Elastic Stack
16 78 (4.97%) CSS3
17 76 (4.84%) Apache Camel
18 67 (4.27%) XML
19 65 (4.14%) SOAP
20 64 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 58 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.00%) Algorithms
3 47 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.93%) Fintech
5 42 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 40 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.23%) User Experience
8 25 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.53%) Clustering
10 21 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.08%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
15 9 (0.57%) Derivative
15 9 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.57%) Replication
16 8 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 554 (35.31%) Linux
2 152 (9.69%) Unix
3 117 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 91 (5.80%) Windows
5 67 (4.27%) CentOS
6 45 (2.87%) Ubuntu
7 37 (2.36%) Android
8 34 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 29 (1.85%) CoreOS
10 28 (1.78%) Windows Server
11 19 (1.21%) Solaris
12 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.38%) AIX
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.25%) Debian
17 2 (0.13%) Fedora
17 2 (0.13%) RancherOS
17 2 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (29.96%) TDD
3 447 (28.49%) DevOps
4 384 (24.47%) Microservices
5 372 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
6 292 (18.61%) Open Source
7 290 (18.48%) Scrum
8 278 (17.72%) BDD
9 169 (10.77%) OO
9 169 (10.77%) Test Automation
10 165 (10.52%) Configuration Management
11 150 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
12 149 (9.50%) Software Engineering
13 148 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
14 103 (6.56%) Kanban
15 97 (6.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 89 (5.67%) Analytics
16 89 (5.67%) Web Development
17 88 (5.61%) Mentoring
18 83 (5.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 778 (49.59%) Java
2 523 (33.33%) Python
3 422 (26.90%) SQL
4 320 (20.40%) JavaScript
5 197 (12.56%) Ruby
6 152 (9.69%) Bash Shell
7 148 (9.43%) Scala
8 83 (5.29%) PHP
9 73 (4.65%) Go
10 60 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 48 (3.06%) C#
12 47 (3.00%) Groovy
13 42 (2.68%) Perl
14 35 (2.23%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.72%) C++
16 25 (1.59%) ES6
17 23 (1.47%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.15%) C
19 17 (1.08%) T-SQL
19 17 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 354 (22.56%) Security Cleared
2 303 (19.31%) SC Cleared
3 58 (3.70%) Degree
4 21 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.15%) RHCE
7 17 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.83%) CISSP
9 9 (0.57%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.38%) CHECK Team Member
11 6 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.25%) CCNP
12 4 (0.25%) CCSE
12 4 (0.25%) CISA
12 4 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.25%) CISMP
12 4 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 28 (1.78%) QA
3 18 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.96%) GDPR
5 13 (0.83%) GCP
6 9 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.51%) PSD2
8 7 (0.45%) AS 2805
8 7 (0.45%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.19%) MiFID
10 2 (0.13%) WCAG
11 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 522 (33.27%) Docker
2 108 (6.88%) HDFS
3 48 (3.06%) Apache Flume
4 44 (2.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 39 (2.49%) vCloud
6 35 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (1.98%) Active Directory
8 19 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.08%) Squid
10 15 (0.96%) Postfix
11 13 (0.83%) etcd
12 11 (0.70%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.45%) LXC
14 6 (0.38%) Corosync
14 6 (0.38%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.32%) flannel
15 5 (0.32%) Xen
16 4 (0.25%) iptables
16 4 (0.25%) vSphere
17 3 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 393 (25.05%) Ansible
2 335 (21.35%) Puppet
3 231 (14.72%) Kubernetes
4 209 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
5 168 (10.71%) Terraform
6 89 (5.67%) Kibana
7 81 (5.16%) logstash
8 63 (4.02%) Ambari
9 53 (3.38%) ZABBIX
10 46 (2.93%) Oozie
11 44 (2.80%) Hadoop YARN
12 39 (2.49%) Sysdig
13 33 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
14 31 (1.98%) Consul
14 31 (1.98%) HAProxy
15 30 (1.91%) Salt
16 29 (1.85%) Rancher
17 22 (1.40%) Grafana
18 18 (1.15%) Nagios
18 18 (1.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 355 (22.63%) Oracle
2 99 (6.31%) Red Hat
3 98 (6.25%) VMware
4 69 (4.40%) SAP
5 56 (3.57%) Google
5 56 (3.57%) IBM
6 44 (2.80%) Tableau
7 30 (1.91%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.91%) SaltStack
8 27 (1.72%) Greenplum
8 27 (1.72%) Microsoft
9 19 (1.21%) Sonatype
10 17 (1.08%) TIBCO
11 16 (1.02%) F5
12 13 (0.83%) Informatica
12 13 (0.83%) Jaspersoft
12 13 (0.83%) Rackspace
12 13 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.83%) Splunk
12 13 (0.83%) Talend