Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 168 133
Rank change year-on-year -4 -35 +60
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 651 1,574 2,076
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.67% 1.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.21% 7.55% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 1,130 1,511
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £356
90th Percentile £750 £668 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.05% +2.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £46.69
% change year-on-year -33.33% +12.44% +16.73%

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 9,025 20,843 23,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.67% 22.13% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,906 14,272 16,428
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 260 234
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £15.97 £14.86 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.47 £60.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +7.14%

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 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the UK

PostgreSQL
Top 17 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 8 July 2020. 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 +1 597 £525 +5.00% 181
London 0 403 £575 +9.52% 112
UK excluding London +8 219 £488 +8.33% 78
Work from Home -3 69 £500 - 36
North of England +30 51 £495 +7.03% 24
South East +27 46 £475 +5.56% 19
Midlands +30 35 £475 +2.70% 10
South West +55 33 £500 +11.11% 11
West Midlands +26 33 £475 +2.70% 4
North West +37 28 £470 +10.59% 9
Wales +52 23 £465 -2.11% 9
East of England +43 23 £525 +5.00% 5
North East +35 17 £495 +4.21% 5
Scotland +34 7 £513 +28.13%
Yorkshire +18 6 £450 -5.26% 10
East Midlands +34 2 £400 -17.95% 6
Northern Ireland +19 2 - -

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PostgreSQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 302 (46.39%) AWS
2 293 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (40.55%) SQL
4 255 (39.17%) Java
5 250 (38.40%) Python
6 215 (33.03%) SQL Server
7 210 (32.26%) MySQL
8 209 (32.10%) DevOps
9 187 (28.73%) Oracle
10 180 (27.65%) Microservices
11 173 (26.57%) Azure
12 168 (25.81%) Docker
13 164 (25.19%) JavaScript
14 150 (23.04%) Web Services
15 149 (22.89%) Kubernetes
16 142 (21.81%) Finance
17 127 (19.51%) Jenkins
18 126 (19.35%) Security Cleared
19 121 (18.59%) Linux
20 119 (18.28%) GCP
21 116 (17.82%) Git (software)
22 113 (17.36%) Software Engineering
23 104 (15.98%) SC Cleared
24 95 (14.59%) Google
24 95 (14.59%) JIRA
24 95 (14.59%) Serverless
25 94 (14.44%) Banking
26 92 (14.13%) REST
27 86 (13.21%) Elasticsearch
28 85 (13.06%) AWS Lambda

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 86 (13.21%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (10.29%) Apache
3 61 (9.37%) Confluence
4 33 (5.07%) Tomcat
5 30 (4.61%) WebLogic
6 28 (4.30%) Apache Spark
6 28 (4.30%) JBoss
7 24 (3.69%) Red Hat Fuse
8 22 (3.38%) MQSeries
9 21 (3.23%) nginx
10 10 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.23%) Drupal
11 8 (1.23%) IIS
12 7 (1.08%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.61%) WildFly
14 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.31%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 302 (46.39%) AWS
2 173 (26.57%) Azure
3 119 (18.28%) GCP
4 95 (14.59%) Serverless
5 85 (13.06%) AWS Lambda
6 57 (8.76%) Amazon ECS
7 54 (8.29%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (7.37%) PaaS
9 40 (6.14%) GitHub
10 39 (5.99%) Amazon S3
11 36 (5.53%) Apigee
12 27 (4.15%) OpenShift
13 26 (3.99%) Amazon SQS
14 25 (3.84%) SaaS
15 20 (3.07%) IaaS
16 16 (2.46%) Power Platform
16 16 (2.46%) Route 53
17 14 (2.15%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (2.15%) Heroku
17 14 (2.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.99%) DNS
2 17 (2.61%) HTTP
3 15 (2.30%) SSL
4 12 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.38%) Firewall
6 8 (1.23%) Internet
7 7 (1.08%) VPN
8 6 (0.92%) DHCP
8 6 (0.92%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.77%) Skype
10 3 (0.46%) IPsec
10 3 (0.46%) Network Security
10 3 (0.46%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.46%) SSH
11 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.31%) SMTP
11 2 (0.31%) SNMP
11 2 (0.31%) tcpdump
11 2 (0.31%) WAN
11 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (33.03%) SQL Server
2 210 (32.26%) MySQL
3 83 (12.75%) NoSQL
4 81 (12.44%) MongoDB
5 68 (10.45%) Relational Database
6 61 (9.37%) Amazon Redshift
7 57 (8.76%) Redis
8 51 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
10 40 (6.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 35 (5.38%) Big Data
12 34 (5.22%) Amazon Aurora
13 32 (4.92%) RDBMS
14 29 (4.45%) Hadoop
14 29 (4.45%) Oracle Database
15 20 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (3.07%) BigQuery
16 19 (2.92%) DB2
17 17 (2.61%) Data Lake
18 16 (2.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 127 (19.51%) Jenkins
2 116 (17.82%) Git (software)
3 95 (14.59%) JIRA
4 73 (11.21%) GitLab
5 36 (5.53%) Artifactory
6 33 (5.07%) JUnit
6 33 (5.07%) Selenium
7 27 (4.15%) Maven
8 24 (3.69%) Cucumber
9 18 (2.76%) SonarQube
10 16 (2.46%) Mocha
11 15 (2.30%) webpack
12 14 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (2.15%) Subversion
13 13 (2.00%) DbUnit
13 13 (2.00%) jMock
13 13 (2.00%) Mockito
14 12 (1.84%) CircleCI
14 12 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 142 (21.81%) Finance
2 94 (14.44%) Banking
3 36 (5.53%) Public Sector
4 26 (3.99%) Back Office
5 23 (3.53%) Front Office
6 10 (1.54%) Retail
7 8 (1.23%) Law
8 7 (1.08%) Games
8 7 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.08%) Legal
8 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.92%) Marketing
10 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.61%) Advertising
11 4 (0.61%) Electronics
11 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.61%) Publishing
12 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 317 (48.69%) Developer
2 96 (14.75%) Java Developer
3 79 (12.14%) Architect
4 71 (10.91%) Software Engineer
5 50 (7.68%) Python Developer
6 43 (6.61%) AWS Developer
6 43 (6.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 41 (6.30%) AWS Engineer
7 41 (6.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 40 (6.14%) Senior Developer
9 37 (5.68%) Full Stack Developer
9 37 (5.68%) Java Engineer
10 34 (5.22%) Cloud Architect
11 31 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
12 29 (4.45%) React Developer
12 29 (4.45%) SQL Developer
13 28 (4.30%) Java Software Developer
14 25 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.53%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (23.04%) Web Services
2 92 (14.13%) REST
3 84 (12.90%) React
4 79 (12.14%) HTML
5 74 (11.37%) Spring
6 70 (10.75%) CSS
6 70 (10.75%) Node.js
7 59 (9.06%) gRPC
7 59 (9.06%) RabbitMQ
8 57 (8.76%) RESTful
9 54 (8.29%) XML
10 53 (8.14%) AngularJS
11 51 (7.83%) JSON
12 50 (7.68%) Hibernate
13 49 (7.53%) OAuth
14 48 (7.37%) Django
14 48 (7.37%) Swagger
15 46 (7.07%) .NET
16 45 (6.91%) SOAP
17 35 (5.38%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.45%) Hedge funds
2 41 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
3 34 (5.22%) User Experience
4 28 (4.30%) Fixed Income
5 22 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (2.92%) Replication
8 13 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.84%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.54%) Blog
11 10 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.54%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.54%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.38%) PKI
13 8 (1.23%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.23%) Clustering
13 8 (1.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 121 (18.59%) Linux
2 55 (8.45%) Unix
3 52 (7.99%) Windows
4 25 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (2.61%) Mac OS X
6 12 (1.84%) CentOS
7 11 (1.69%) Android
8 10 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.54%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (0.92%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) Debian
10 3 (0.46%) VMS
11 2 (0.31%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.15%) VyOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (32.10%) DevOps
3 180 (27.65%) Microservices
4 113 (17.36%) Software Engineering
5 85 (13.06%) TDD
6 81 (12.44%) Asset Management
7 74 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (10.75%) Mentoring
9 68 (10.45%) Test Automation
10 65 (9.98%) BDD
11 61 (9.37%) Scrum
12 56 (8.60%) Investment Management
13 55 (8.45%) ETL
13 55 (8.45%) Migration
14 53 (8.14%) Analytics
14 53 (8.14%) Open Source
15 51 (7.83%) Data Modelling
16 44 (6.76%) Front End Development
17 41 (6.30%) Web Development
18 40 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 264 (40.55%) SQL
2 255 (39.17%) Java
3 250 (38.40%) Python
4 164 (25.19%) JavaScript
5 61 (9.37%) C#
5 61 (9.37%) Ruby
6 52 (7.99%) Bash Shell
7 45 (6.91%) PowerShell
8 40 (6.14%) TypeScript
9 36 (5.53%) PL/SQL
10 35 (5.38%) PHP
11 31 (4.76%) Go
12 28 (4.30%) T-SQL
13 26 (3.99%) Java 8
14 22 (3.38%) Perl
14 22 (3.38%) Scala
15 21 (3.23%) C
16 16 (2.46%) Kotlin
17 15 (2.30%) C++
18 13 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 126 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 104 (15.98%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.61%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.30%) Degree
5 13 (2.00%) Sun Certification
6 11 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.77%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.61%) CCNA
9 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.46%) MCSE
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) MCSA
12 1 (0.15%) LPIC
12 1 (0.15%) RHCE
12 1 (0.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.92%) QA
2 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.46%) HL7
4 2 (0.31%) NCSC
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 168 (25.81%) Docker
2 25 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.84%) vSphere
4 9 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.38%) RACF
5 7 (1.08%) Postfix
6 6 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.46%) Varnish
8 2 (0.31%) PowerDNS
8 2 (0.31%) vCloud
8 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.15%) LXC
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) RHEV
9 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 149 (22.89%) Kubernetes
2 81 (12.44%) Terraform
3 33 (5.07%) Ansible
4 20 (3.07%) Puppet
5 17 (2.61%) Prometheus
6 16 (2.46%) Grafana
6 16 (2.46%) Kibana
7 14 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.69%) Data Guard
9 10 (1.54%) HAProxy
9 10 (1.54%) Packer
10 6 (0.92%) logstash
10 6 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.77%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.61%) Nagios
12 4 (0.61%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 3 (0.46%) Control-M
13 3 (0.46%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.46%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 187 (28.73%) Oracle
2 95 (14.59%) Google
3 47 (7.22%) Sybase
4 46 (7.07%) Red Hat
5 40 (6.14%) Microsoft
6 24 (3.69%) MuleSoft
7 22 (3.38%) Axway
8 19 (2.92%) Tableau
9 18 (2.76%) IBM
10 17 (2.61%) SAP
11 16 (2.46%) VMware
12 13 (2.00%) Talend
13 11 (1.69%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.54%) Splunk
15 9 (1.38%) HP
16 8 (1.23%) New Relic
16 8 (1.23%) SaltStack
17 7 (1.08%) Lets Encrypt
18 5 (0.77%) NetIQ
18 5 (0.77%) Zscaler