Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 170 196
Rank change year-on-year +35 +26 +110
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 2,048 1,503 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.57% 1.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.78% 6.92% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,464 1,035 1,039
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £360 £358 £325
90th Percentile £613 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +32.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +32.81%

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 23,335 21,708 24,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.85% 22.65% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,289 14,443 16,141
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 255 382
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +8.77% +3.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.48 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £31.50 £29.53
% change year-on-year -6.35% +6.69% +4.98%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +38 1,956 £500 - 489
London +12 1,148 £525 +1.94% 256
UK excluding London +58 885 £425 -5.56% 263
North of England +90 314 £450 - 71
South East +13 221 £425 -5.56% 57
North West +63 151 £500 -9.42% 41
Midlands -23 111 £440 -4.35% 25
Yorkshire +25 97 £425 -10.53% 24
West Midlands -27 94 £444 -3.85% 13
East of England +37 81 £475 +4.11% 46
South West +21 81 £425 - 34
North East +35 67 £400 -15.79% 6
Scotland -32 51 £425 +13.33% 23
Wales +2 25 £500 +25.00% 6
East Midlands -15 17 £413 -2.94% 12
Northern Ireland +29 4 £500 +42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 1,079 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 940 (45.90%) Java
3 714 (34.86%) Git (software)
4 691 (33.74%) Amazon AWS
5 683 (33.35%) SQL
6 671 (32.76%) Linux
7 619 (30.22%) Python
8 605 (29.54%) MySQL
9 593 (28.96%) Jenkins
10 571 (27.88%) TDD
11 568 (27.73%) JavaScript
12 544 (26.56%) Oracle
13 515 (25.15%) Docker
14 479 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
15 418 (20.41%) Ansible
16 414 (20.21%) DevOps
17 409 (19.97%) MongoDB
18 401 (19.58%) Puppet
19 397 (19.38%) NoSQL
19 397 (19.38%) Microservices
20 390 (19.04%) Spring
21 373 (18.21%) JIRA
22 340 (16.60%) Node.js
23 321 (15.67%) Security Cleared
23 321 (15.67%) Java 8
24 319 (15.58%) REST
25 318 (15.53%) BDD
26 317 (15.48%) CSS
27 315 (15.38%) Scrum
28 308 (15.04%) HTML

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
1 257 (12.55%) Tomcat
2 210 (10.25%) Confluence
3 209 (10.21%) Elasticsearch
4 202 (9.86%) Apache
5 157 (7.67%) OpenStack
6 149 (7.28%) WebSphere
7 145 (7.08%) Apache Spark
8 129 (6.30%) WebLogic
9 118 (5.76%) nginx
10 54 (2.64%) JBoss
11 34 (1.66%) Apache Solr
12 23 (1.12%) Apache Pig
12 23 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
12 23 (1.12%) WildFly
13 17 (0.83%) Jetty
13 17 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 15 (0.73%) Tuxedo
14 15 (0.73%) WordPress
15 12 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
16 11 (0.54%) Luigi
Applications
1 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.098%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.098%) HipChat
3 2 (0.098%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.049%) InVision
4 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.15%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 691 (33.74%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (7.03%) GitHub
4 95 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
5 84 (4.10%) Amazon S3
6 59 (2.88%) Serverless
7 56 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
8 45 (2.20%) Slack
9 43 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 42 (2.05%) PaaS
11 41 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (1.81%) Heroku
13 36 (1.76%) OpenShift
14 35 (1.71%) SaaS
15 34 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
16 33 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
17 29 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 27 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
19 25 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
20 24 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 126 (6.15%) DNS
1 126 (6.15%) HTTP
2 103 (5.03%) SSL
3 98 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 83 (4.05%) Firewall
5 42 (2.05%) FTP
6 35 (1.71%) Internet
7 28 (1.37%) VPN
8 23 (1.12%) Kerberos
8 23 (1.12%) SSH
9 18 (0.88%) SMS
10 12 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
10 12 (0.59%) SAN
11 11 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (0.54%) SMTP
12 10 (0.49%) AMQP
12 10 (0.49%) OpenVPN
13 8 (0.39%) DSL
14 6 (0.29%) NAS
14 6 (0.29%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 605 (29.54%) MySQL
2 409 (19.97%) MongoDB
3 397 (19.38%) NoSQL
4 290 (14.16%) SQL Server
5 277 (13.53%) Relational Database
6 186 (9.08%) Big Data
6 186 (9.08%) Redis
7 179 (8.74%) Hadoop
8 137 (6.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 107 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
10 104 (5.08%) HBase
11 90 (4.39%) RDBMS
12 84 (4.10%) Amazon Redshift
12 84 (4.10%) DB2
13 74 (3.61%) Oracle Database
14 72 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
14 72 (3.52%) Apache Hive
15 37 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 28 (1.37%) Blockchain
16 28 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 714 (34.86%) Git (software)
2 593 (28.96%) Jenkins
3 373 (18.21%) JIRA
4 144 (7.03%) Selenium
5 140 (6.84%) JUnit
6 120 (5.86%) NUnit
7 117 (5.71%) GitLab
7 117 (5.71%) Maven
8 115 (5.62%) MSTest
9 104 (5.08%) Cucumber
10 103 (5.03%) Artifactory
11 91 (4.44%) Subversion
12 69 (3.37%) Gradle
13 63 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
14 60 (2.93%) Vagrant
15 54 (2.64%) WebDriver
16 46 (2.25%) Bitbucket
17 43 (2.10%) Mockito
18 39 (1.90%) Jasmine
19 36 (1.76%) gulp
General
1 258 (12.60%) Finance
2 92 (4.49%) Banking
3 55 (2.69%) Retail
4 41 (2.00%) Marketing
5 35 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.32%) Advertising
7 22 (1.07%) Legal
8 20 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.83%) Games
11 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.63%) Electronics
13 9 (0.44%) Law
13 9 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.24%) Publishing
14 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.20%) French Language
16 3 (0.15%) Back Office
17 2 (0.098%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,198 (58.50%) Developer
2 528 (25.78%) Java Developer
3 178 (8.69%) Senior Developer
4 177 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 149 (7.28%) Python Developer
6 128 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 114 (5.57%) Architect
8 101 (4.93%) DBA
9 100 (4.88%) Data Engineer
10 88 (4.30%) AWS Engineer
11 86 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
12 70 (3.42%) Node.js Developer
13 68 (3.32%) Software Engineer
14 65 (3.17%) Backend Developer
15 63 (3.08%) Administrator
16 51 (2.49%) Python Engineer
17 47 (2.29%) AWS Developer
17 47 (2.29%) Digital Developer
18 46 (2.25%) Analyst
18 46 (2.25%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (19.04%) Spring
2 340 (16.60%) Node.js
3 319 (15.58%) REST
4 317 (15.48%) CSS
5 308 (15.04%) HTML
6 255 (12.45%) Web Services
7 233 (11.38%) Kafka
7 233 (11.38%) RESTful
8 209 (10.21%) AngularJS
9 203 (9.91%) JSON
10 194 (9.47%) Spring Boot
11 193 (9.42%) Hibernate
12 189 (9.23%) RabbitMQ
13 139 (6.79%) XML
14 137 (6.69%) React
15 118 (5.76%) HTML5
16 95 (4.64%) JPA
17 94 (4.59%) Django
18 93 (4.54%) Elastic Stack
19 91 (4.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.20%) Fintech
3 76 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
4 65 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.03%) User Experience
6 56 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
7 55 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 47 (2.29%) Data Structures
9 46 (2.25%) Algorithms
10 41 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
11 39 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.66%) Mobile App
13 27 (1.32%) Replication
14 23 (1.12%) Public Cloud
15 22 (1.07%) Clustering
16 15 (0.73%) NHS
17 14 (0.68%) PKI
18 13 (0.63%) Credit Risk
18 13 (0.63%) Data Centre
18 13 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 671 (32.76%) Linux
2 182 (8.89%) Unix
3 126 (6.15%) Windows
4 81 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (3.66%) CentOS
6 50 (2.44%) Ubuntu
7 35 (1.71%) Windows Server
8 29 (1.42%) Android
8 29 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 22 (1.07%) VMS
10 16 (0.78%) Solaris
11 15 (0.73%) CoreOS
12 14 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.59%) AIX
14 11 (0.54%) Debian
15 6 (0.29%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.20%) DC/OS
16 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,079 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (27.88%) TDD
3 479 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
4 414 (20.21%) DevOps
5 397 (19.38%) Microservices
6 318 (15.53%) BDD
7 315 (15.38%) Scrum
8 296 (14.45%) Open Source
9 267 (13.04%) OO
10 246 (12.01%) Test Automation
11 217 (10.60%) Software Engineering
12 182 (8.89%) Configuration Management
13 174 (8.50%) Migration
14 143 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 132 (6.45%) ETL
16 129 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
17 125 (6.10%) Mentoring
18 116 (5.66%) Data Modelling
19 115 (5.62%) Kanban
20 108 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 940 (45.90%) Java
2 683 (33.35%) SQL
3 619 (30.22%) Python
4 568 (27.73%) JavaScript
5 321 (15.67%) Java 8
6 265 (12.94%) Ruby
7 195 (9.52%) Bash Shell
8 163 (7.96%) Perl
9 129 (6.30%) Scala
10 101 (4.93%) Shell Script
11 100 (4.88%) Go
12 90 (4.39%) C#
13 83 (4.05%) ES6
14 78 (3.81%) C++
15 77 (3.76%) PL/SQL
16 76 (3.71%) PHP
17 75 (3.66%) Groovy
18 51 (2.49%) PowerShell
19 48 (2.34%) TypeScript
20 39 (1.90%) C
Qualifications
1 321 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 274 (13.38%) SC Cleared
3 108 (5.27%) Degree
4 37 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.29%) ISEB
9 6 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.20%) OCP
12 3 (0.15%) PhD
12 3 (0.15%) RHCE
12 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.13%) QA
2 55 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.51%) GDPR
4 23 (1.12%) GCP
5 12 (0.59%) MiFID
5 12 (0.59%) PMO
6 6 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.24%) SLA
8 2 (0.098%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.098%) WCAG
9 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.049%) WAI
System Software
1 515 (25.15%) Docker
2 45 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.10%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.42%) Apache Flume
5 25 (1.22%) HDFS
5 25 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.78%) Postfix
7 15 (0.73%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.68%) vCloud
9 13 (0.63%) Squid
10 12 (0.59%) etcd
10 12 (0.59%) flannel
10 12 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.54%) vSphere
12 10 (0.49%) Xen
13 6 (0.29%) KVM
13 6 (0.29%) LXC
13 6 (0.29%) NFS
14 5 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 418 (20.41%) Ansible
2 401 (19.58%) Puppet
3 259 (12.65%) Opscode Chef
4 218 (10.64%) Kubernetes
5 208 (10.16%) Terraform
6 64 (3.13%) Grafana
7 61 (2.98%) Kibana
8 59 (2.88%) HAProxy
9 54 (2.64%) logstash
10 50 (2.44%) Salt
11 40 (1.95%) ZABBIX
12 31 (1.51%) Prometheus
13 29 (1.42%) Nagios
14 25 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
14 25 (1.22%) Packer
15 24 (1.17%) Consul
15 24 (1.17%) Oozie
15 24 (1.17%) Sysdig
16 21 (1.03%) Rancher
17 19 (0.93%) Mesos
Vendors
1 544 (26.56%) Oracle
2 96 (4.69%) IBM
3 89 (4.35%) VMware
4 86 (4.20%) Microsoft
5 79 (3.86%) Google
5 79 (3.86%) Red Hat
6 49 (2.39%) Atlassian
7 46 (2.25%) Sybase
8 41 (2.00%) Splunk
9 39 (1.90%) SAP
10 35 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.46%) Tableau
12 29 (1.42%) Teradata
13 24 (1.17%) HP
14 19 (0.93%) Talend
15 18 (0.88%) Informatica
15 18 (0.88%) Zend
16 16 (0.78%) Hortonworks
17 15 (0.73%) TIBCO
18 14 (0.68%) Greenplum