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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 214 326
Rank change year-on-year +41 +112  
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 656 622 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.11% 0.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.19% 5.09% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 450 238
Median daily rate £475 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +10.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £642 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.88 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -36.76% +21.42%  

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 10591 12223 12728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.79% 21.87% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7087 8259 8208
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 169 169
Median hourly rate £33.37 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.05 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -  

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +42 627 £475 +5.55% 180
London +37 357 £513 +2.50% 104
South East -13 78 £413 +10.00% 20
West Midlands +77 64 £475 +46.15% 5
City of London +4 40 £500 +5.15% 22
South West +29 34 £425 - 13
North West +16 34 £450 -10.00% 15
East of England +12 27 £403 -8.00% 6
Hampshire -21 26 £425 +13.33% 1
Birmingham +26 25 £475 +22.58% 2
Yorkshire +6 22 £453 -35.35% 11
Shropshire - 21 £496 - 2
Telford - 21 £496 - 2
West Yorkshire +32 20 £475 -24.00% 7
Leeds +27 20 £475 -24.00% 4
Scotland +36 19 £350 -9.67% 6
Edinburgh +19 19 £350 -12.50% 2
Devon - 19 £425 - 1
Croydon +10 18 £475 +14.45% 2
Manchester +19 17 £625 +56.25% 10
Hertfordshire +21 16 £400 - 3
Berkshire +16 15 £394 -7.35% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 15 £444 +1.42%
Cheshire +17 14 £463 -9.75%
Oxfordshire -6 13 £356 +1.78% 4
Winchester +7 12 £431 +15.00%
Exeter - 11 £450 -
Reading +16 10 £400 -8.57% 4
Milton Keynes -3 10 £438 +11.11%
Surrey +8 8 £385 - 7

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 684 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (45.35%) Java
3 597 (45.12%) Linux
4 497 (37.57%) Python
5 413 (31.22%) Git (software)
6 393 (29.71%) MySQL
7 369 (27.89%) DevOps
8 361 (27.29%) Amazon AWS
9 351 (26.53%) Puppet
10 348 (26.30%) MongoDB
11 347 (26.23%) SQL
12 342 (25.85%) Docker
13 331 (25.02%) Jenkins
14 302 (22.83%) JavaScript
15 301 (22.75%) Security Cleared
16 290 (21.92%) Ruby
17 283 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
18 282 (21.32%) Ansible
19 255 (19.27%) Configuration Management
20 249 (18.82%) HTML
21 247 (18.67%) Open Source
22 241 (18.22%) SC Cleared
22 241 (18.22%) TDD
23 238 (17.99%) Oracle
24 235 (17.76%) Scrum
25 229 (17.31%) JIRA
26 224 (16.93%) CSS
27 207 (15.65%) REST
28 202 (15.27%) Relational Database
29 184 (13.91%) Apache

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
1 184 (13.91%) Apache
2 147 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 138 (10.43%) Elasticsearch
4 137 (10.36%) Confluence
5 88 (6.65%) nginx
6 69 (5.22%) Apache Spark
7 50 (3.78%) OpenStack
8 47 (3.55%) JBoss
9 42 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (1.51%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.13%) Drupal
11 15 (1.13%) IIS
12 12 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.76%) CMS
13 10 (0.76%) Jetty
14 9 (0.68%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.60%) Facebook Platform
15 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.60%) SilverStripe
16 7 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.76%) HipChat
3 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.91%) Adobe Campaign
2 12 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.23%) Staffware
5 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.076%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.076%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 361 (27.29%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (7.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (6.05%) GitHub
4 51 (3.85%) PaaS
5 39 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (2.57%) SaaS
7 29 (2.19%) Heroku
8 24 (1.81%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.66%) Slack
10 20 (1.51%) Datadog
11 19 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (1.28%) IaaS
13 10 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.76%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.38%) Loggly
16 5 (0.38%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 161 (12.17%) HTTP
2 147 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 99 (7.48%) Firewall
3 99 (7.48%) SSL
4 76 (5.74%) DNS
5 49 (3.70%) VPN
6 36 (2.72%) Internet
7 30 (2.27%) SNMP
8 25 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
9 23 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
10 21 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
10 21 (1.59%) LDAP
11 17 (1.28%) DHCP
12 16 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (1.06%) SAN
13 14 (1.06%) SSH
14 13 (0.98%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.83%) LAN
15 11 (0.83%) Multicast
15 11 (0.83%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (29.71%) MySQL
2 348 (26.30%) MongoDB
3 202 (15.27%) Relational Database
4 176 (13.30%) NoSQL
5 170 (12.85%) Redis
6 146 (11.04%) Hadoop
7 128 (9.67%) SQL Server
8 111 (8.39%) Big Data
9 99 (7.48%) RDBMS
10 87 (6.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (5.90%) Oracle Database
12 52 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 46 (3.48%) Apache Hive
14 43 (3.25%) HBase
15 30 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
17 20 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
18 19 (1.44%) CouchDB
19 16 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 15 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 413 (31.22%) Git (software)
2 331 (25.02%) Jenkins
3 229 (17.31%) JIRA
4 97 (7.33%) Subversion
5 89 (6.73%) Cucumber
6 79 (5.97%) JUnit
7 66 (4.99%) Maven
8 56 (4.23%) Bitbucket
9 50 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 47 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 44 (3.33%) Selenium
12 41 (3.10%) Vagrant
13 37 (2.80%) Mockito
14 35 (2.65%) Mercurial
15 33 (2.49%) GitLab
16 30 (2.27%) Gradle
17 27 (2.04%) SonarQube
18 26 (1.97%) Ant
19 23 (1.74%) IntelliJ
20 21 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 138 (10.43%) Finance
2 41 (3.10%) Marketing
3 34 (2.57%) Banking
4 26 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.81%) Retail
6 19 (1.44%) Electronics
7 18 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.68%) Law
9 7 (0.53%) Advertising
9 7 (0.53%) Legal
10 6 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.38%) Billing
11 5 (0.38%) Games
12 4 (0.30%) Back Office
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.15%) Local Government
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.076%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 584 (44.14%) Developer
2 217 (16.40%) Java Developer
3 173 (13.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 151 (11.41%) Architect
5 107 (8.09%) Python Developer
6 78 (5.90%) Senior Developer
7 60 (4.54%) DBA
8 59 (4.46%) Administrator
9 56 (4.23%) Technical Architect
10 52 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
11 48 (3.63%) Software Engineer
12 44 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
13 42 (3.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 40 (3.02%) Consultant
15 37 (2.80%) AWS DevOps
16 35 (2.65%) AWS Engineer
16 35 (2.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 34 (2.57%) PostgreSQL Developer
17 34 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
18 33 (2.49%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (18.82%) HTML
2 224 (16.93%) CSS
3 207 (15.65%) REST
4 160 (12.09%) Spring
5 158 (11.94%) Django
5 158 (11.94%) Node.js
6 151 (11.41%) Web Services
7 145 (10.96%) JSON
8 118 (8.92%) HTML5
9 115 (8.69%) AngularJS
10 107 (8.09%) RESTful
11 104 (7.86%) LAPP Stack
12 97 (7.33%) CSS3
13 93 (7.03%) Elastic Stack
14 89 (6.73%) Hibernate
15 83 (6.27%) Ruby on Rails
16 77 (5.82%) XML
17 76 (5.74%) jQuery
18 70 (5.29%) LAMP
19 69 (5.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.91%) User Experience
2 51 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 49 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (2.87%) Clustering
5 32 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
6 29 (2.19%) Replication
7 26 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.97%) PKI
7 26 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (1.28%) Smart Meter
12 16 (1.21%) Fintech
13 12 (0.91%) Web 2.0
14 11 (0.83%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.76%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.76%) NHS
16 8 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 597 (45.12%) Linux
2 121 (9.15%) Unix
3 120 (9.07%) Windows
4 101 (7.63%) CentOS
5 87 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (3.02%) Windows Server
7 37 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.66%) Android
9 20 (1.51%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.44%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.36%) Debian
11 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (1.28%) CoreOS
13 15 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.98%) FreeBSD
15 11 (0.83%) RancherOS
16 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.60%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.45%) Solaris
19 5 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (27.89%) DevOps
3 283 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
4 255 (19.27%) Configuration Management
5 247 (18.67%) Open Source
6 241 (18.22%) TDD
7 235 (17.76%) Scrum
8 167 (12.62%) Microservices
9 141 (10.66%) BDD
10 116 (8.77%) Software Engineering
11 108 (8.16%) High Availability
12 107 (8.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 97 (7.33%) Mentoring
14 85 (6.42%) Kanban
15 76 (5.74%) MVC
16 74 (5.59%) OO
17 67 (5.06%) Continuous Deployment
18 65 (4.91%) Load Balancing
19 62 (4.69%) Web Development
20 58 (4.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 600 (45.35%) Java
2 497 (37.57%) Python
3 347 (26.23%) SQL
4 302 (22.83%) JavaScript
5 290 (21.92%) Ruby
6 157 (11.87%) Scala
7 142 (10.73%) Bash Shell
8 123 (9.30%) Perl
9 104 (7.86%) PHP
10 86 (6.50%) Go
11 64 (4.84%) C#
12 41 (3.10%) R
13 39 (2.95%) Groovy
14 38 (2.87%) C
15 33 (2.49%) C++
16 30 (2.27%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.51%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.13%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.83%) tcsh
20 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 301 (22.75%) Security Cleared
2 241 (18.22%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.25%) Degree
4 34 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (2.19%) RHCE
6 26 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.91%) RHCSA
8 11 (0.83%) CISSP
9 9 (0.68%) PhD
10 6 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.23%) APMG
12 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CCNA
12 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.15%) CISA
13 2 (0.15%) CISM
13 2 (0.15%) OCP
13 2 (0.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.72%) QA
2 19 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.23%) WCAG
6 2 (0.15%) MiFID
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.076%) HL7
7 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.076%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 342 (25.85%) Docker
2 38 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.27%) vCloud
4 26 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (1.59%) HDFS
5 21 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.51%) Active Directory
7 17 (1.28%) Samba
8 15 (1.13%) Xen
9 14 (1.06%) Squid
10 12 (0.91%) GlusterFS
10 12 (0.91%) Postfix
10 12 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 12 (0.91%) vSphere
11 11 (0.83%) etcd
11 11 (0.83%) flannel
11 11 (0.83%) Snort
12 10 (0.76%) LXC
12 10 (0.76%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 351 (26.53%) Puppet
2 282 (21.32%) Ansible
3 170 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
4 113 (8.54%) Terraform
5 98 (7.41%) Kubernetes
6 70 (5.29%) Salt
7 63 (4.76%) Nagios
8 61 (4.61%) logstash
9 60 (4.54%) Kibana
10 57 (4.31%) ZABBIX
11 51 (3.85%) HAProxy
12 26 (1.97%) Consul
13 25 (1.89%) Grafana
14 22 (1.66%) Rancher
14 22 (1.66%) Rsyslog
15 20 (1.51%) Mesos
15 20 (1.51%) yum
16 19 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (1.44%) Packer
17 18 (1.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 238 (17.99%) Oracle
2 145 (10.96%) VMware
3 108 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 54 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 48 (3.63%) Atlassian
6 33 (2.49%) Cisco
7 32 (2.42%) Zend
8 29 (2.19%) SAP
8 29 (2.19%) Splunk
9 28 (2.12%) Hortonworks
10 22 (1.66%) Google
11 21 (1.59%) Sonatype
12 19 (1.44%) AppDynamics
12 19 (1.44%) Rackspace
12 19 (1.44%) Sybase
13 18 (1.36%) Adobe
13 18 (1.36%) IBM
14 17 (1.28%) CA
15 14 (1.06%) Cloudera
16 12 (0.91%) Teradata
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London
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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London
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London
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London
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