PostgreSQL Contracts

PostgreSQL (Postgres)
UK

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 3 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
3 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 159 176 156
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20 -3
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 679 1,029 1,666
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.58% 1.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.52% 8.47% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 747 1,264
10th Percentile £400 £415 £417
25th Percentile £456 £461 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.52% -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £638 £636 £650
90th Percentile £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £490 £495
% change year-on-year +3.27% -1.01% +9.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 7
10th Percentile £42.47 - £45.50
25th Percentile £64.55 £21.24 £55.20
Median hourly rate £69.10 £22.49 £63.75
Median % change year-on-year +207.32% -64.73% +91.33%
75th Percentile £75.00 £39.91 £71.25
90th Percentile £78.00 £45.00 £94.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £27.50 £70.00
% change year-on-year +154.55% -60.71% +110.08%

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 7,135 12,142 18,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 18.59% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,036 8,550 13,314
10th Percentile £346 £375 £363
25th Percentile £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.33% +8.59%
75th Percentile £650 £668 £650
90th Percentile £745 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 163 196
10th Percentile £15.95 £21.24 £16.50
25th Percentile £20.98 £29.49 £23.46
Median hourly rate £42.50 £56.40 £43.38
Median % change year-on-year -24.65% +30.03% +62.27%
75th Percentile £62.85 £67.50 £60.00
90th Percentile £76.53 £78.85 £69.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £55.70 £39.73
% change year-on-year -28.19% +40.21% +69.04%

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PostgreSQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PostgreSQL.

Daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 3 March 2024.

Daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PostgreSQL.

Hourly rate trend for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PostgreSQL over the 6 months to 3 March 2024.

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 3 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +24 553 £550 - 432
UK excluding London +20 309 £506 +3.27% 251
London +33 302 £575 +4.55% 205
Work from Home +12 262 £525 +4.17% 266
South East +49 127 £550 +14.58% 57
Scotland -4 78 £480 +1.05% 18
North of England -14 44 £533 -3.09% 67
North West -5 33 £533 +9.36% 34
Midlands +59 30 £500 +21.21% 40
West Midlands +39 19 £418 -20.48% 22
South West +5 18 £575 +4.55% 34
East of England +24 14 £650 +10.64% 21
Yorkshire +18 10 £550 -3.51% 23
East Midlands +20 9 £513 +28.13% 15
Wales +18 2 £504 -4.05% 11
North East +4 1 - - 10

PostgreSQL
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (6.77%) Apache
2 32 (4.71%) Confluence
3 31 (4.57%) Apache Airflow
4 26 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.36%) nginx
5 16 (2.36%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.88%) JBoss
7 6 (0.88%) Site Server
8 5 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.74%) GemFire
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.74%) WordPress
9 4 (0.59%) Drupal
9 4 (0.59%) GeoServer
9 4 (0.59%) Luigi
9 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.44%) IIS
11 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) Trello
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.74%) Odoo
2 5 (0.74%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.74%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.59%) Endur
3 4 (0.59%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.15%) Aladdin
5 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 358 (52.72%) AWS
2 171 (25.18%) Azure
3 114 (16.79%) Serverless
4 74 (10.90%) Amazon S3
5 73 (10.75%) GCP
6 63 (9.28%) AWS Lambda
7 59 (8.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 54 (7.95%) GitHub
9 33 (4.86%) OpenShift
10 29 (4.27%) Power Platform
11 27 (3.98%) Azure DevOps
12 19 (2.80%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (2.65%) Azure AKS
14 17 (2.50%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
16 15 (2.21%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (2.06%) Azure Functions
17 14 (2.06%) GitHub Actions
17 14 (2.06%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.91%) BGP
1 13 (1.91%) VPN
2 12 (1.77%) Ethernet VPN
2 12 (1.77%) MPLS
2 12 (1.77%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (1.18%) Firewall
4 7 (1.03%) DNS
5 5 (0.74%) Broadband
5 5 (0.74%) HTTP
5 5 (0.74%) Internet
6 2 (0.29%) DHCP
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.29%) SSL
6 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.29%) VLAN
7 1 (0.15%) IPv4
7 1 (0.15%) IPv6
7 1 (0.15%) SAN
7 1 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 111 (16.35%) MySQL
3 108 (15.91%) MongoDB
4 106 (15.61%) NoSQL
5 99 (14.58%) Relational Database
6 73 (10.75%) Oracle Database
7 67 (9.87%) RDBMS
8 56 (8.25%) Amazon Aurora
9 52 (7.66%) Amazon RDS
10 41 (6.04%) Redis
11 34 (5.01%) Oracle Database 11g
12 26 (3.83%) GIS
12 26 (3.83%) Power BI
12 26 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
14 21 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (2.95%) DynamoDB
15 20 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
16 17 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 98 (14.43%) Git
2 81 (11.93%) Jenkins
3 71 (10.46%) GitLab
4 68 (10.01%) JIRA
5 27 (3.98%) Cypress.io
6 22 (3.24%) Maven
7 19 (2.80%) JUnit
8 17 (2.50%) Postman
9 12 (1.77%) Robot Framework
9 12 (1.77%) TestRail
10 11 (1.62%) Selenium
10 11 (1.62%) SoapUI
11 10 (1.47%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.33%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.18%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.18%) TestNG
14 7 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.03%) git-flow
14 7 (1.03%) Mockito
15 5 (0.74%) EasyMock
General
1 102 (15.02%) Social Skills
2 97 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 96 (14.14%) Finance
4 49 (7.22%) Banking
5 35 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.65%) Front Office
6 18 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.91%) Marketing
8 11 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (1.33%) Publishing
11 8 (1.18%) Electronics
11 8 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 7 (1.03%) Law
12 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.88%) German Language
13 6 (0.88%) Retail
14 5 (0.74%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 297 (43.74%) Developer
2 77 (11.34%) DBA
3 68 (10.01%) Full Stack Developer
4 51 (7.51%) Python Developer
5 44 (6.48%) Architect
6 42 (6.19%) Senior
7 39 (5.74%) Data Engineer
8 36 (5.30%) Java Developer
9 34 (5.01%) PostgreSQL DBA
10 33 (4.86%) Software Engineer
11 29 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (4.12%) React Developer
13 25 (3.68%) Lead
13 25 (3.68%) Python Engineer
14 24 (3.53%) Node.js Developer
15 23 (3.39%) Database Engineer
16 20 (2.95%) PostgreSQL Developer
17 19 (2.80%) SQL DBA
18 18 (2.65%) Analyst
19 17 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (14.58%) React
1 99 (14.58%) REST
2 98 (14.43%) Node.js
3 66 (9.72%) Kafka
4 65 (9.57%) HTML
5 63 (9.28%) CSS
6 49 (7.22%) AWS CDK
6 49 (7.22%) Spring
7 47 (6.92%) Spring Boot
8 37 (5.45%) .NET
9 36 (5.30%) JSON
10 34 (5.01%) AngularJS
10 34 (5.01%) SOAP
11 33 (4.86%) XML
12 28 (4.12%) RESTful
13 26 (3.83%) Web Services
14 25 (3.68%) Django
15 22 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (2.95%) OAuth
17 19 (2.80%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.68%) Cloud Native
2 22 (3.24%) Hedge funds
3 19 (2.80%) Legacy Systems
4 18 (2.65%) Fixed Income
4 18 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (2.65%) Product Ownership
4 18 (2.65%) Replication
5 16 (2.36%) Distributed Systems
6 15 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.77%) Onboarding
8 11 (1.62%) Clustering
9 10 (1.47%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.33%) Derivative
10 9 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.33%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.18%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.03%) PKI
13 6 (0.88%) Distributed Architecture
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.05%) Linux
2 24 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (2.80%) Unix
3 19 (2.80%) Windows
4 11 (1.62%) VMS
5 9 (1.33%) CentOS
5 9 (1.33%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.74%) Solaris
7 5 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (35.49%) Agile
2 199 (29.31%) DevOps
3 132 (19.44%) CI/CD
4 114 (16.79%) Microservices
5 102 (15.02%) Full Stack Development
6 100 (14.73%) Migration
7 91 (13.40%) Software Engineering
8 82 (12.08%) Performance Tuning
9 76 (11.19%) Containerisation
9 76 (11.19%) Scrum
10 75 (11.05%) Unit Testing
11 68 (10.01%) Infrastructure as Code
11 68 (10.01%) Test Automation
12 64 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
13 63 (9.28%) Data Migration
14 55 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 52 (7.66%) Mentoring
16 51 (7.51%) TDD
17 50 (7.36%) ETL
18 44 (6.48%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 297 (43.74%) SQL
2 232 (34.17%) Python
3 128 (18.85%) JavaScript
4 119 (17.53%) Java
5 93 (13.70%) TypeScript
6 61 (8.98%) Bash
7 59 (8.69%) PL/SQL
8 42 (6.19%) PowerShell
9 39 (5.74%) Go
10 35 (5.15%) C#
11 29 (4.27%) T-SQL
12 23 (3.39%) Shell Script
13 22 (3.24%) Ruby
14 15 (2.21%) PHP
15 10 (1.47%) C++
16 6 (0.88%) C
16 6 (0.88%) Korn
16 6 (0.88%) Perl
17 5 (0.74%) Bicep
18 4 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 166 (24.45%) Security Cleared
2 133 (19.59%) SC Cleared
3 57 (8.39%) Degree
4 26 (3.83%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.06%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.74%) Azure Certification
8 5 (0.74%) RHCE
8 5 (0.74%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.44%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
11 2 (0.29%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
11 2 (0.29%) MCSA
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.42%) Accessibility
2 19 (2.80%) QA
3 16 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.88%) MiFID
6 4 (0.59%) GxP
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.29%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) NIST
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (19.59%) Docker
2 20 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.77%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.62%) vSphere
5 8 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.44%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) Postfix
9 1 (0.15%) Squid
9 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 124 (18.26%) Kubernetes
2 80 (11.78%) Terraform
3 68 (10.01%) Ansible
4 52 (7.66%) Grafana
5 25 (3.68%) Prometheus
6 22 (3.24%) Kibana
7 15 (2.21%) Puppet
8 14 (2.06%) Istio
9 10 (1.47%) Packer
10 9 (1.33%) Argo
10 9 (1.33%) Progress Chef
11 8 (1.18%) Data Guard
12 7 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.88%) vRealize
14 5 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.74%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.59%) Kustomize
16 3 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
16 3 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 206 (30.34%) Oracle
2 60 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 42 (6.19%) Google
4 35 (5.15%) Red Hat
5 29 (4.27%) VMware
6 18 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 17 (2.50%) SAP
8 14 (2.06%) Splunk
9 13 (1.91%) Sparx
10 12 (1.77%) ESRI
10 12 (1.77%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.33%) Informatica
12 7 (1.03%) SolarWinds
13 6 (0.88%) Adobe
13 6 (0.88%) Salesforce
14 5 (0.74%) Alteryx
14 5 (0.74%) Arqiva
14 5 (0.74%) Veritas
15 4 (0.59%) Dell
15 4 (0.59%) Talend