Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 167 227
Rank change year-on-year +13 +60 +128
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 1,706 1,552 1,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.60% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.81% 7.11% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,242 1,020 848
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £345 £319
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +25.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 9
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.57% +34.56% -6.59%
10th Percentile £34.40 £18.38 £8.00
90th Percentile £46.69 £47.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.44 £22.50 £8.00
% change year-on-year +106.40% +181.25% -77.59%

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 21,849 21,843 24,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.98% 22.56% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,200 14,567 16,636
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 315 430
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.18 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.12% -6.07% +4.57%
10th Percentile £14.54 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.60 £48.60 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year +32.08% -9.40% +6.36%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +10 1,600 £500 +5.26% 498
London +14 1,079 £513 +2.50% 252
UK excluding London +11 604 £450 +2.86% 279
South East 0 205 £475 +18.75% 76
North of England +24 181 £430 -4.44% 56
Yorkshire +6 84 £430 -4.44% 16
North West +23 81 £475 +11.76% 34
Midlands -19 61 £450 -5.26% 38
West Midlands +35 49 £450 -5.26% 15
East of England -17 47 £425 +11.48% 34
Scotland +15 45 £400 +6.67% 20
Wales +32 41 £555 +8.29% 7
North East +46 34 £425 -2.86% 6
South West -48 24 £475 +1.06% 42
East Midlands -27 12 £450 -4.76% 22
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 1,011 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 881 (51.64%) Java
3 585 (34.29%) MySQL
4 558 (32.71%) Amazon AWS
5 548 (32.12%) Linux
6 526 (30.83%) TDD
7 506 (29.66%) Docker
8 489 (28.66%) Jenkins
9 483 (28.31%) Git (software)
9 483 (28.31%) JavaScript
10 461 (27.02%) DevOps
11 460 (26.96%) SQL
12 453 (26.55%) Python
13 442 (25.91%) MongoDB
14 417 (24.44%) Ansible
15 398 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
16 382 (22.39%) Microservices
17 373 (21.86%) Oracle
18 371 (21.75%) NoSQL
19 349 (20.46%) REST
20 347 (20.34%) Puppet
21 341 (19.99%) BDD
22 334 (19.58%) Security Cleared
23 313 (18.35%) Scrum
24 293 (17.17%) Web Services
25 290 (17.00%) Open Source
26 280 (16.41%) JIRA
27 273 (16.00%) SC Cleared
28 270 (15.83%) Node.js
29 264 (15.47%) 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
1 237 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 220 (12.90%) Confluence
3 153 (8.97%) OpenStack
4 136 (7.97%) Apache Spark
5 114 (6.68%) Apache
6 110 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
7 107 (6.27%) WebSphere
8 100 (5.86%) WebLogic
9 85 (4.98%) nginx
10 52 (3.05%) JBoss
11 32 (1.88%) Liferay
12 31 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
13 29 (1.70%) GlassFish
14 25 (1.47%) SAS
15 22 (1.29%) Apache Solr
16 17 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.94%) Drupal
18 14 (0.82%) WildFly
19 13 (0.76%) Jetty
20 12 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.82%) HipChat
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.70%) Magento
3 9 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.059%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.059%) Odoo
6 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 558 (32.71%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (6.62%) GitHub
4 75 (4.40%) Slack
5 68 (3.99%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (3.11%) Amazon S3
7 51 (2.99%) Heroku
8 40 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (2.17%) PaaS
10 36 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
11 35 (2.05%) Bluemix
11 35 (2.05%) IBM Cloud
11 35 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (1.70%) OpenShift
13 28 (1.64%) Serverless
14 27 (1.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 26 (1.52%) IaaS
16 24 (1.41%) SaaS
17 21 (1.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 118 (6.92%) HTTP
2 107 (6.27%) TCP/IP
3 87 (5.10%) Firewall
4 70 (4.10%) SSL
5 61 (3.58%) DNS
6 29 (1.70%) OpenLDAP
7 26 (1.52%) Internet
7 26 (1.52%) Kerberos
8 22 (1.29%) SSH
9 19 (1.11%) OpenVPN
10 18 (1.06%) FTP
11 13 (0.76%) VPN
12 12 (0.70%) SMS
13 11 (0.64%) SAN
14 10 (0.59%) BIG-IP
14 10 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (0.53%) AMQP
16 8 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
17 7 (0.41%) MQTT
17 7 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 585 (34.29%) MySQL
2 442 (25.91%) MongoDB
3 371 (21.75%) NoSQL
4 264 (15.47%) Relational Database
5 215 (12.60%) Hadoop
6 192 (11.25%) Redis
7 182 (10.67%) Big Data
8 181 (10.61%) SQL Server
9 127 (7.44%) RDBMS
10 111 (6.51%) Oracle Database
11 104 (6.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 98 (5.74%) HBase
13 97 (5.69%) Apache Hive
14 64 (3.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 61 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
16 57 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
17 55 (3.22%) DB2
18 51 (2.99%) Sqoop
19 33 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
20 32 (1.88%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 489 (28.66%) Jenkins
2 483 (28.31%) Git (software)
3 280 (16.41%) JIRA
4 153 (8.97%) Cucumber
5 106 (6.21%) Maven
6 102 (5.98%) JUnit
7 98 (5.74%) NUnit
8 94 (5.51%) MSTest
9 88 (5.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 86 (5.04%) GitLab
11 75 (4.40%) Selenium
11 75 (4.40%) Subversion
12 71 (4.16%) Bitbucket
13 55 (3.22%) Jasmine
14 54 (3.17%) SonarQube
15 52 (3.05%) Gradle
16 41 (2.40%) Artifactory
17 36 (2.11%) Appium
18 35 (2.05%) Mockito
19 34 (1.99%) Ant
General
1 251 (14.71%) Finance
2 62 (3.63%) Banking
3 44 (2.58%) Marketing
4 42 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.29%) Retail Banking
6 29 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.64%) Electronics
8 26 (1.52%) Publishing
9 24 (1.41%) Retail
10 13 (0.76%) Games
11 9 (0.53%) Automotive
11 9 (0.53%) International Banking
11 9 (0.53%) Local Government
12 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.47%) French Language
13 6 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.23%) Back Office
16 3 (0.18%) Law
16 3 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 920 (53.93%) Developer
2 432 (25.32%) Java Developer
3 200 (11.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 165 (9.67%) Senior Developer
5 118 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
6 114 (6.68%) Python Developer
7 95 (5.57%) Senior Java Developer
8 85 (4.98%) Architect
9 71 (4.16%) Data Engineer
10 70 (4.10%) DBA
11 69 (4.04%) Software Engineer
12 66 (3.87%) JavaScript Developer
13 65 (3.81%) Agile Developer
14 58 (3.40%) Node.js Developer
14 58 (3.40%) Scala Developer
15 54 (3.17%) Administrator
16 49 (2.87%) Java Engineer
17 47 (2.75%) Digital Developer
18 44 (2.58%) Digital Transformation
18 44 (2.58%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (20.46%) REST
2 293 (17.17%) Web Services
3 270 (15.83%) Node.js
4 249 (14.60%) Spring
5 204 (11.96%) HTML
6 201 (11.78%) CSS
7 199 (11.66%) RESTful
8 168 (9.85%) Kafka
9 162 (9.50%) JSON
10 145 (8.50%) Spring Boot
11 128 (7.50%) AngularJS
12 125 (7.33%) React
13 115 (6.74%) Django
14 113 (6.62%) HTML5
15 109 (6.39%) SOAP
16 94 (5.51%) Hibernate
17 86 (5.04%) Ruby on Rails
18 85 (4.98%) XML
19 83 (4.87%) .NET
20 79 (4.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (3.87%) Fintech
3 62 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
5 47 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 40 (2.34%) User Experience
7 21 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.17%) Clustering
8 20 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 16 (0.94%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.53%) Digital Wallet
12 9 (0.53%) Equities
13 8 (0.47%) Minimum Viable Product
14 7 (0.41%) Infotainment
14 7 (0.41%) Video on Demand
15 6 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 548 (32.12%) Linux
2 151 (8.85%) Unix
3 142 (8.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 91 (5.33%) CentOS
5 77 (4.51%) Windows
6 42 (2.46%) Android
7 39 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 37 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 28 (1.64%) CoreOS
10 27 (1.58%) Windows Server
11 16 (0.94%) Solaris
12 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.35%) AIX
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.23%) Debian
15 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.23%) VMS
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (30.83%) TDD
3 461 (27.02%) DevOps
4 398 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 382 (22.39%) Microservices
6 341 (19.99%) BDD
7 313 (18.35%) Scrum
8 290 (17.00%) Open Source
9 227 (13.31%) Test Automation
10 190 (11.14%) Software Engineering
11 185 (10.84%) Continuous Delivery
12 181 (10.61%) OO
13 146 (8.56%) Mentoring
14 142 (8.32%) Configuration Management
15 134 (7.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 129 (7.56%) Kanban
17 107 (6.27%) Analytics
17 107 (6.27%) Coaching
18 98 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
19 89 (5.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 881 (51.64%) Java
2 483 (28.31%) JavaScript
3 460 (26.96%) SQL
4 453 (26.55%) Python
5 203 (11.90%) Ruby
6 164 (9.61%) Scala
7 157 (9.20%) Bash Shell
8 111 (6.51%) PHP
9 81 (4.75%) Groovy
10 80 (4.69%) Go
11 71 (4.16%) C#
12 63 (3.69%) ES6
13 62 (3.63%) PL/SQL
14 55 (3.22%) Perl
15 48 (2.81%) Shell Script
16 45 (2.64%) TypeScript
17 33 (1.93%) C++
18 24 (1.41%) C
18 24 (1.41%) PowerShell
19 23 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 334 (19.58%) Security Cleared
2 273 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.40%) Degree
4 29 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
9 11 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.53%) RHCE
11 7 (0.41%) CISSP
12 5 (0.29%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.23%) CCNP
13 4 (0.23%) CCSE
13 4 (0.23%) CISA
13 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.23%) CISMP
13 4 (0.23%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.52%) PCI DSS
1 26 (1.52%) QA
2 22 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 22 (1.29%) GDPR
3 16 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.76%) GCP
5 9 (0.53%) PSD2
6 5 (0.29%) AS 2805
6 5 (0.29%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.059%) BS7666
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.059%) PMO
8 1 (0.059%) WCAG
System Software
1 506 (29.66%) Docker
2 103 (6.04%) HDFS
3 75 (4.40%) Apache Flume
4 47 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (2.46%) Active Directory
6 35 (2.05%) vCloud
7 33 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (1.41%) Squid
9 20 (1.17%) Postfix
10 14 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.76%) vSphere
12 11 (0.64%) etcd
13 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
14 8 (0.47%) Xen
15 7 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.23%) iptables
16 4 (0.23%) LXC
17 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
17 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
18 2 (0.12%) flannel
Systems Management
1 417 (24.44%) Ansible
2 347 (20.34%) Puppet
3 260 (15.24%) Opscode Chef
4 224 (13.13%) Kubernetes
5 156 (9.14%) Terraform
6 86 (5.04%) Kibana
7 76 (4.45%) ZABBIX
8 74 (4.34%) Ambari
9 70 (4.10%) logstash
10 67 (3.93%) Oozie
11 47 (2.75%) Hadoop YARN
12 46 (2.70%) Sysdig
13 41 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
14 31 (1.82%) Rancher
15 29 (1.70%) HAProxy
16 24 (1.41%) Consul
16 24 (1.41%) Salt
17 18 (1.06%) Grafana
17 18 (1.06%) Rsyslog
18 17 (1.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 373 (21.86%) Oracle
2 130 (7.62%) Red Hat
3 112 (6.57%) Google
4 111 (6.51%) VMware
5 94 (5.51%) IBM
6 50 (2.93%) Microsoft
7 39 (2.29%) Tableau
8 38 (2.23%) Hortonworks
8 38 (2.23%) SAP
9 35 (2.05%) HP
10 33 (1.93%) Atlassian
11 30 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.76%) Talend
12 28 (1.64%) Cloudera
13 24 (1.41%) SaltStack
14 21 (1.23%) Sonatype
15 17 (1.00%) MapR
16 16 (0.94%) Greenplum
16 16 (0.94%) Splunk
16 16 (0.94%) Tealium