Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 174 254
Rank change year-on-year +12 +80 +131
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 1654 1628 1105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.55% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.38% 6.87% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1089 796
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £369 £345 £313
90th Percentile £638 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
UK median hourly rate £24.49 £15.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.23% +87.50% -77.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year - +87.50% -77.14%

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 22415 23702 26642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.11% 22.61% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15311 15735 17553
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 368 406
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -3.66% +21.88%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% -6.07% +33.33%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +7 1567 £500 +8.11% 150
London +1 1082 £510 +3.03% 77
UK excluding London +19 552 £450 +5.88% 76
South East +5 189 £475 +18.75% 25
North of England +37 153 £450 - 20
Midlands +20 76 £463 -1.60% 11
North West +28 71 £552 +29.88% 13
Yorkshire +11 71 £475 +5.56% 5
West Midlands +51 56 £475 +3.09% 6
Scotland +28 47 £400 +12.68% 3
East of England -22 35 £450 +14.29% 7
North East +75 34 £550 +15.79% 2
South West -38 26 £358 -18.75% 10
Wales +24 25 £538 +2.38%
East Midlands -13 20 £450 +5.88% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 941 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 831 (50.24%) Java
3 583 (35.25%) MySQL
4 580 (35.07%) Linux
5 532 (32.16%) Docker
6 526 (31.80%) TDD
7 519 (31.38%) Amazon AWS
8 516 (31.20%) Python
9 485 (29.32%) DevOps
10 459 (27.75%) MongoDB
11 441 (26.66%) SQL
12 440 (26.60%) Jenkins
13 439 (26.54%) Git (software)
14 422 (25.51%) Microservices
15 417 (25.21%) Ansible
16 406 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
17 372 (22.49%) Oracle
18 369 (22.31%) JavaScript
19 365 (22.07%) Security Cleared
20 359 (21.70%) NoSQL
21 346 (20.92%) Puppet
22 337 (20.37%) REST
23 320 (19.35%) BDD
24 314 (18.98%) Open Source
25 305 (18.44%) SC Cleared
26 304 (18.38%) Scrum
27 281 (16.99%) JIRA
28 280 (16.93%) Spring
29 271 (16.38%) Relational Database
30 263 (15.90%) 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
1 223 (13.48%) Confluence
2 206 (12.45%) Tomcat
3 149 (9.01%) Apache Spark
3 149 (9.01%) OpenStack
4 106 (6.41%) Apache
5 105 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
6 101 (6.11%) nginx
7 93 (5.62%) WebLogic
8 85 (5.14%) WebSphere
9 55 (3.33%) JBoss
10 49 (2.96%) Apache Solr
11 35 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
12 28 (1.69%) SAS
13 27 (1.63%) GlassFish
14 19 (1.15%) CMS
14 19 (1.15%) Liferay
14 19 (1.15%) WildFly
15 18 (1.09%) Drupal
16 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.09%) HipChat
3 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.060%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 519 (31.38%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (7.32%) GitHub
4 60 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (3.14%) Slack
6 48 (2.90%) Amazon S3
7 36 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (2.18%) Bluemix
7 36 (2.18%) IBM Cloud
8 30 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 28 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
9 28 (1.69%) Heroku
10 27 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
11 20 (1.21%) Serverless
12 18 (1.09%) npm
12 18 (1.09%) PaaS
13 17 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 107 (6.47%) HTTP
3 105 (6.35%) SSL
4 79 (4.78%) Firewall
5 59 (3.57%) DNS
6 57 (3.45%) Kerberos
7 31 (1.87%) Internet
8 20 (1.21%) OpenLDAP
9 18 (1.09%) SSH
10 16 (0.97%) BIG-IP
10 16 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (0.91%) OpenVPN
12 12 (0.73%) LDAP
13 11 (0.67%) Network Security
14 10 (0.60%) SAN
15 9 (0.54%) FTP
16 7 (0.42%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.30%) LAN
17 5 (0.30%) WAN
18 4 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (35.25%) MySQL
2 459 (27.75%) MongoDB
3 359 (21.70%) NoSQL
4 271 (16.38%) Relational Database
5 244 (14.75%) Hadoop
6 206 (12.45%) Big Data
7 148 (8.95%) RDBMS
8 145 (8.77%) SQL Server
9 124 (7.50%) Redis
10 115 (6.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 112 (6.77%) HBase
12 101 (6.11%) Oracle Database
13 80 (4.84%) Apache Hive
14 62 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
14 62 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 47 (2.84%) DB2
17 39 (2.36%) Sqoop
18 31 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
19 23 (1.39%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 440 (26.60%) Jenkins
2 439 (26.54%) Git (software)
3 281 (16.99%) JIRA
4 153 (9.25%) Cucumber
5 94 (5.68%) Maven
6 90 (5.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 87 (5.26%) JUnit
8 82 (4.96%) MSTest
8 82 (4.96%) NUnit
9 75 (4.53%) GitLab
10 74 (4.47%) Bitbucket
10 74 (4.47%) IntelliJ
11 62 (3.75%) Subversion
12 52 (3.14%) Artifactory
13 47 (2.84%) Selenium
14 39 (2.36%) Jasmine
14 39 (2.36%) SonarQube
15 33 (2.00%) Gradle
16 28 (1.69%) Mockito
17 25 (1.51%) Ant
General
1 263 (15.90%) Finance
2 80 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 78 (4.72%) Marketing
4 66 (3.99%) Banking
5 65 (3.93%) Electronics
5 65 (3.93%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.93%) Retail Banking
7 31 (1.87%) Retail
8 26 (1.57%) Publishing
9 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.60%) Local Government
10 8 (0.48%) French Language
11 7 (0.42%) Games
12 5 (0.30%) Billing
12 5 (0.30%) Legal
13 4 (0.24%) Back Office
13 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.18%) International Banking
14 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 853 (51.57%) Developer
2 348 (21.04%) Java Developer
3 199 (12.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 150 (9.07%) Senior Developer
5 128 (7.74%) Python Developer
6 109 (6.59%) Architect
7 96 (5.80%) Data Engineer
8 95 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
9 70 (4.23%) Scala Developer
10 65 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
11 63 (3.81%) Software Engineer
12 62 (3.75%) Big Data Engineer
13 57 (3.45%) DBA
13 57 (3.45%) Software Developer
14 49 (2.96%) Java Engineer
15 47 (2.84%) Node.js Developer
16 46 (2.78%) Administrator
16 46 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
17 45 (2.72%) Agile Developer
17 45 (2.72%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (20.37%) REST
2 280 (16.93%) Spring
3 239 (14.45%) Node.js
3 239 (14.45%) Web Services
4 203 (12.27%) HTML
5 191 (11.55%) CSS
6 178 (10.76%) Kafka
7 176 (10.64%) RESTful
8 171 (10.34%) JSON
8 171 (10.34%) Spring Boot
9 125 (7.56%) AngularJS
10 114 (6.89%) Django
10 114 (6.89%) HTML5
11 98 (5.93%) Elastic Stack
12 92 (5.56%) Hibernate
13 81 (4.90%) CSS3
13 81 (4.90%) React
14 78 (4.72%) Apache Camel
15 74 (4.47%) Flask
16 73 (4.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (3.45%) Fintech
3 50 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 47 (2.84%) Algorithms
5 44 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.66%) Data Structures
6 39 (2.36%) User Experience
7 33 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.45%) Clustering
9 23 (1.39%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.67%) Replication
13 9 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.48%) Minimum Viable Product
15 7 (0.42%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.36%) BYOD
16 6 (0.36%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 580 (35.07%) Linux
2 159 (9.61%) Unix
3 125 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 71 (4.29%) Windows
5 55 (3.33%) CentOS
6 50 (3.02%) Android
7 46 (2.78%) Ubuntu
8 45 (2.72%) Apple iOS
9 26 (1.57%) CoreOS
10 23 (1.39%) Windows Server
11 19 (1.15%) Solaris
12 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.42%) Debian
14 6 (0.36%) AIX
15 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.18%) VMS
18 2 (0.12%) Fedora
18 2 (0.12%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (31.80%) TDD
3 485 (29.32%) DevOps
4 422 (25.51%) Microservices
5 406 (24.55%) Continuous Integration
6 320 (19.35%) BDD
7 314 (18.98%) Open Source
8 304 (18.38%) Scrum
9 187 (11.31%) Test Automation
10 170 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
11 166 (10.04%) OO
12 163 (9.85%) Configuration Management
13 158 (9.55%) Software Engineering
14 149 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
15 123 (7.44%) Mentoring
16 109 (6.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 109 (6.59%) Kanban
17 94 (5.68%) Coaching
17 94 (5.68%) Data Modelling
18 88 (5.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 831 (50.24%) Java
2 516 (31.20%) Python
3 441 (26.66%) SQL
4 369 (22.31%) JavaScript
5 191 (11.55%) Ruby
6 158 (9.55%) Scala
7 137 (8.28%) Bash Shell
8 105 (6.35%) PHP
9 64 (3.87%) Go
10 59 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 57 (3.45%) C#
12 54 (3.26%) Groovy
13 45 (2.72%) PL/SQL
14 39 (2.36%) ES6
15 37 (2.24%) Perl
16 24 (1.45%) TypeScript
17 22 (1.33%) C++
17 22 (1.33%) PowerShell
18 17 (1.03%) R
18 17 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 365 (22.07%) Security Cleared
2 305 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.81%) Degree
4 27 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
7 13 (0.79%) DBS Check
7 13 (0.79%) RHCE
8 9 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 8 (0.48%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (0.48%) CISSP
10 6 (0.36%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.24%) CCNP
11 4 (0.24%) CCSE
11 4 (0.24%) CISA
11 4 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.24%) CISMP
11 4 (0.24%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.21%) PCI DSS
2 20 (1.21%) QA
3 16 (0.97%) GDPR
4 15 (0.91%) GCP
5 12 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.54%) PSD2
7 7 (0.42%) AS 2805
7 7 (0.42%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) WCAG
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 532 (32.16%) Docker
2 115 (6.95%) HDFS
3 56 (3.39%) Apache Flume
4 44 (2.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 39 (2.36%) vCloud
6 34 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (1.93%) Active Directory
8 19 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.97%) Postfix
10 15 (0.91%) Squid
11 12 (0.73%) etcd
12 7 (0.42%) LXC
12 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.30%) Xen
15 4 (0.24%) iptables
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.24%) vSphere
16 3 (0.18%) flannel
16 3 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 417 (25.21%) Ansible
2 346 (20.92%) Puppet
3 254 (15.36%) Kubernetes
4 232 (14.03%) Opscode Chef
5 166 (10.04%) Terraform
6 90 (5.44%) Kibana
7 80 (4.84%) logstash
8 76 (4.59%) Ambari
9 59 (3.57%) ZABBIX
10 52 (3.14%) Oozie
11 42 (2.54%) Hadoop YARN
12 37 (2.24%) Sysdig
13 36 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
14 30 (1.81%) Rancher
14 30 (1.81%) Salt
15 29 (1.75%) Consul
15 29 (1.75%) HAProxy
16 25 (1.51%) Grafana
17 17 (1.03%) Mesos
18 14 (0.85%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 372 (22.49%) Oracle
2 106 (6.41%) Red Hat
3 95 (5.74%) VMware
4 68 (4.11%) Google
5 67 (4.05%) SAP
6 61 (3.69%) IBM
7 46 (2.78%) Tableau
8 35 (2.12%) Microsoft
8 35 (2.12%) SaltStack
9 31 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 26 (1.57%) Greenplum
11 19 (1.15%) Hortonworks
11 19 (1.15%) HP
11 19 (1.15%) Rackspace
12 18 (1.09%) Sonatype
13 17 (1.03%) TIBCO
14 16 (0.97%) Apple
14 16 (0.97%) F5
14 16 (0.97%) Informatica
15 15 (0.91%) Splunk