Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Postman skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Postman over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 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.

Postman
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 389 407 517
Rank change year-on-year +18 +110 -4
Contract jobs citing Postman 480 114 342
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 2.16% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 77 237
10th Percentile £313 £302 £290
25th Percentile £371 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £448 £425 £420
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% +1.19% -1.18%
75th Percentile £516 £538 £488
90th Percentile £625 £596 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £408
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.84% +4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 - -

Postman is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 14,580 5,289 16,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.24% 17.79% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,004 3,703 10,604
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £698 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 73 223
10th Percentile £25.38 £22.20 £24.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.18 £52.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £70.18 £57.20 £57.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Postman
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Postman in the UK

Postman
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Postman in the UK

Postman
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Postman over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Postman in the UK

Postman
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Postman within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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 +21 388 £450 +4.65% 113
UK excluding London -5 214 £425 +2.41% 80
London -81 156 £450 -10.00% 44
Work from Home -123 150 £450 +3.51% 32
North of England -1 88 £463 +50.41% 32
South East -34 51 £380 +5.56% 12
Yorkshire -8 46 £488 - 13
North West -32 26 £388 +27.57% 17
Midlands -72 24 £398 -4.16% 10
West Midlands -62 21 £383 -7.83% 6
Scotland -64 21 £375 -11.76% 9
South West -27 19 £443 +4.73% 10
North East +3 16 £475 +43.94% 2
East of England -40 11 £463 -2.63% 3
East Midlands - 3 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Postman 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 Postman.

1 269 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (51.88%) Test Automation
3 188 (39.17%) Java
4 175 (36.46%) Jenkins
5 164 (34.17%) Selenium
6 160 (33.33%) DevOps
7 157 (32.71%) Git (software)
8 124 (25.83%) JIRA
9 123 (25.63%) Social Skills
10 119 (24.79%) SoapUI
11 117 (24.38%) API Testing
12 111 (23.13%) SQL
12 111 (23.13%) Azure
13 106 (22.08%) QA
14 105 (21.88%) GitHub
15 102 (21.25%) BDD
16 101 (21.04%) Cucumber
16 101 (21.04%) Microservices
17 100 (20.83%) C#
18 97 (20.21%) JavaScript
19 95 (19.79%) Scrum
20 94 (19.58%) AWS
21 93 (19.38%) XML
22 90 (18.75%) Software Testing
23 86 (17.92%) SOAP
24 81 (16.88%) JSON
25 78 (16.25%) RESTful
26 73 (15.21%) TDD
27 71 (14.79%) JMeter
28 70 (14.58%) Finance

Postman
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 60 (12.50%) Confluence
2 21 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.33%) Mule
4 13 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.88%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.46%) Anypoint
7 7 (1.46%) Apache
8 6 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.63%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.63%) Jetty
10 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.42%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.21%) CICS
12 1 (0.21%) Drupal
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (2.71%) Oracle ERP
2 8 (1.67%) SAP FI-CA
2 8 (1.67%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (1.04%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.21%) Endur
6 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 111 (23.13%) Azure
2 105 (21.88%) GitHub
3 94 (19.58%) AWS
4 39 (8.13%) PaaS
5 30 (6.25%) SaaS
5 30 (6.25%) Serverless
6 20 (4.17%) BrowserStack
7 16 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (2.71%) Azure Logic Apps
8 13 (2.71%) Azure Service Bus
8 13 (2.71%) Slack
9 12 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (2.50%) Apigee
9 12 (2.50%) OpenShift
10 11 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (2.29%) IaaS
11 10 (2.08%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.67%) GCP
13 7 (1.46%) Azure Functions
14 6 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.67%) Firewall
2 7 (1.46%) ATM
2 7 (1.46%) HTTP
3 5 (1.04%) SMS
4 4 (0.83%) DNS
4 4 (0.83%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.83%) VPN
5 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.21%) Internet
7 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 43 (8.96%) NoSQL
3 37 (7.71%) Oracle Database
4 34 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 21 (4.38%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.33%) DB2
8 13 (2.71%) MySQL
9 8 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.83%) Power BI
12 3 (0.63%) DbVisualizer
12 3 (0.63%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.63%) Redis
13 2 (0.42%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.42%) Big Data
13 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 175 (36.46%) Jenkins
2 164 (34.17%) Selenium
3 157 (32.71%) Git (software)
4 124 (25.83%) JIRA
5 119 (24.79%) SoapUI
6 101 (21.04%) Cucumber
7 71 (14.79%) JMeter
8 58 (12.08%) SpecFlow
9 41 (8.54%) Maven
10 40 (8.33%) Appium
10 40 (8.33%) JUnit
11 39 (8.13%) REST Assured
12 36 (7.50%) SonarQube
13 27 (5.63%) Visual Studio
14 24 (5.00%) Gatling
15 20 (4.17%) Serenity BDD
16 19 (3.96%) IntelliJ
17 18 (3.75%) GitLab
18 17 (3.54%) Bitbucket
18 17 (3.54%) Mockito
General
1 123 (25.63%) Social Skills
2 70 (14.58%) Finance
3 49 (10.21%) Public Sector
4 48 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (7.71%) Banking
6 34 (7.08%) Retail
7 13 (2.71%) Marketing
7 13 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
8 11 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.67%) Police
10 7 (1.46%) Electronics
10 7 (1.46%) Military
11 6 (1.25%) Games
12 5 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.63%) Back Office
14 3 (0.63%) Local Government
15 2 (0.42%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (23.33%) Developer
2 101 (21.04%) Tester
3 66 (13.75%) Automation Tester
4 64 (13.33%) Analyst
5 61 (12.71%) Test Engineer
6 54 (11.25%) Test Analyst
7 39 (8.13%) Architect
8 34 (7.08%) Test Automation Engineer
9 23 (4.79%) QA Engineer
10 22 (4.58%) Developer in Test
11 19 (3.96%) AWS Architect
11 19 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (3.75%) Technical Architect
13 17 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
14 16 (3.33%) QA Tester
14 16 (3.33%) Test Leader
15 15 (3.13%) QA Automation Tester
15 15 (3.13%) Software Developer
16 14 (2.92%) Java Developer
16 14 (2.92%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (19.38%) XML
2 86 (17.92%) SOAP
3 81 (16.88%) JSON
4 78 (16.25%) RESTful
5 68 (14.17%) REST
6 60 (12.50%) Web Services
7 55 (11.46%) Swagger
8 48 (10.00%) .NET
8 48 (10.00%) Spring
9 41 (8.54%) HTML
9 41 (8.54%) Spring Boot
10 40 (8.33%) Gherkin
11 38 (7.92%) CSS
12 32 (6.67%) React
13 29 (6.04%) XSLT
14 27 (5.63%) Node.js
15 24 (5.00%) OAuth
16 21 (4.38%) Play Framework
17 20 (4.17%) Spring Security
18 17 (3.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.04%) Mobile App
2 25 (5.21%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.96%) User Experience
5 16 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (1.88%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.04%) NHS
9 4 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) iPad
10 3 (0.63%) iPhone
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Wiki
11 2 (0.42%) Blog
11 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.42%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 39 (8.13%) Linux
3 32 (6.67%) Unix
4 28 (5.83%) Android
5 22 (4.58%) Windows
6 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (51.88%) Test Automation
3 160 (33.33%) DevOps
4 117 (24.38%) API Testing
5 102 (21.25%) BDD
6 101 (21.04%) Microservices
7 95 (19.79%) Scrum
8 90 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 73 (15.21%) TDD
10 65 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (13.33%) Performance Testing
12 62 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (11.67%) Test Strategy
14 49 (10.21%) Manual Testing
14 49 (10.21%) Unit Testing
15 46 (9.58%) Regression Testing
15 46 (9.58%) Release Management
16 43 (8.96%) Acceptance Criteria
17 42 (8.75%) Defect Management
17 42 (8.75%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 188 (39.17%) Java
2 111 (23.13%) SQL
3 100 (20.83%) C#
4 97 (20.21%) JavaScript
5 37 (7.71%) Python
6 34 (7.08%) PowerShell
7 26 (5.42%) Java 8
8 24 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 23 (4.79%) TypeScript
10 18 (3.75%) Scala
11 17 (3.54%) Ruby
12 12 (2.50%) Kotlin
13 10 (2.08%) Go
13 10 (2.08%) Groovy
14 9 (1.88%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.67%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.25%) C
17 5 (1.04%) Java 11
18 4 (0.83%) Apex Code
18 4 (0.83%) DataWeave
Qualifications
1 55 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.71%) ISTQB
4 28 (5.83%) ISEB
5 24 (5.00%) Degree
5 24 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (3.96%) AWS Certification
7 10 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.63%) CCA
11 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (22.08%) QA
2 46 (9.58%) Accessibility
3 17 (3.54%) WCAG
4 5 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (9.79%) Docker
2 18 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (4.79%) Terraform
2 20 (4.17%) Kubernetes
3 16 (3.33%) Ansible
4 10 (2.08%) Grafana
5 8 (1.67%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.67%) Kibana
6 6 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.04%) Puppet
8 4 (0.83%) Nessus
8 4 (0.83%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.63%) Graphite
9 3 (0.63%) logstash
10 2 (0.42%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.42%) MIIS
11 1 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.21%) Istio
11 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (13.13%) Oracle
1 63 (13.13%) Splunk
2 35 (7.29%) MuleSoft
3 28 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 22 (4.58%) IBM
5 18 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.75%) SAP
6 11 (2.29%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (1.88%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.67%) Apple
8 8 (1.67%) CA
9 7 (1.46%) HP
10 6 (1.25%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.25%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.04%) Google
11 5 (1.04%) New Relic
11 5 (1.04%) TSYS
11 5 (1.04%) UiPath
11 5 (1.04%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.83%) Red Hat