Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 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.

Postman
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 416 520 660
Rank change year-on-year +104 +140 +90
Contract jobs citing Postman 200 358 238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 1.94% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 251 151
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £603 £554 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £405 £425
% change year-on-year -13.58% -4.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8,371 18,500 19,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.01% 20.36% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,457 12,300 13,558
Median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £335 £315
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 288 229
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £19.98 £23.78 £26.50
90th Percentile £57.95 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £39.25 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.80% +3.53% -

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 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Postman in the UK

Postman
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 Postman within the UK over the 6 months to 30 May 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 +88 169 £425 -2.86% 14
London +127 106 £450 - 4
UK excluding London +76 86 £350 -13.58% 10
North of England +54 30 £330 -26.67% 6
Scotland +49 22 £320 -17.68%
North West +43 12 £308 -31.67% 3
South West +53 10 £360 -17.71%
Yorkshire +34 10 £413 -8.33% 3
Midlands +91 9 £374 +9.93% 1
North East +29 8 £390 -8.24%
West Midlands +67 7 £374 +9.93% 1
South East +93 6 £388 -1.59% 1
East of England +52 6 £394 -4.55% 2
Work from Home +12 5 £550 +22.22% 2
Wales +26 2 £375 -7.98%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 98 (49.00%) Java
2 95 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (46.00%) Selenium
3 92 (46.00%) Test Automation
4 87 (43.50%) SQL
5 86 (43.00%) JIRA
6 82 (41.00%) SoapUI
7 73 (36.50%) Jenkins
7 73 (36.50%) JSON
8 66 (33.00%) Git (software)
9 65 (32.50%) JavaScript
10 64 (32.00%) SOAP
11 63 (31.50%) XML
11 63 (31.50%) REST
12 62 (31.00%) Cucumber
13 61 (30.50%) API Testing
14 54 (27.00%) DevOps
15 50 (25.00%) Security Cleared
16 47 (23.50%) BDD
17 45 (22.50%) Web Services
17 45 (22.50%) Confluence
18 42 (21.00%) C#
19 40 (20.00%) SC Cleared
20 39 (19.50%) CSS
20 39 (19.50%) JMeter
21 38 (19.00%) HTML
21 38 (19.00%) TDD
22 37 (18.50%) Scrum
23 35 (17.50%) QA
24 34 (17.00%) Azure

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 45 (22.50%) Confluence
2 25 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 24 (12.00%) Tomcat
4 23 (11.50%) Apache
4 23 (11.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (4.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.00%) IIS
7 5 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.00%) JBoss
9 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (8.00%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.50%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (1.50%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.00%) Azure
2 21 (10.50%) AWS
2 21 (10.50%) PaaS
3 18 (9.00%) SaaS
4 13 (6.50%) BlazeMeter
4 13 (6.50%) GitHub
5 9 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.50%) Boomi
7 5 (2.50%) npm
8 4 (2.00%) BrowserStack
8 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.00%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (2.00%) Slack
9 3 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.50%) GCP
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.00%) Apigee
10 2 (1.00%) Heroku
10 2 (1.00%) Serverless
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) DNS
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.50%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.50%) DB2
5 8 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (3.00%) MySQL
8 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.50%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.00%) OrientDB
11 2 (1.00%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (46.00%) Selenium
2 86 (43.00%) JIRA
3 82 (41.00%) SoapUI
4 73 (36.50%) Jenkins
5 66 (33.00%) Git (software)
6 62 (31.00%) Cucumber
7 39 (19.50%) JMeter
8 23 (11.50%) WebDriver
9 21 (10.50%) SpecFlow
10 19 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (9.00%) JUnit
11 18 (9.00%) REST Assured
12 17 (8.50%) Maven
13 14 (7.00%) LoadRunner
13 14 (7.00%) Zephyr
14 13 (6.50%) Appium
15 10 (5.00%) Gradle
16 9 (4.50%) SonarQube
17 8 (4.00%) Xcode
18 7 (3.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (13.50%) Public Sector
2 25 (12.50%) Finance
3 9 (4.50%) Banking
4 4 (2.00%) Retail
5 3 (1.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (26.50%) Analyst
2 47 (23.50%) Developer
3 44 (22.00%) Test Analyst
4 31 (15.50%) Tester
5 23 (11.50%) Automation Tester
6 16 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.00%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.00%) QA Engineer
8 11 (5.50%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.50%) Applications Developer
9 9 (4.50%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.00%) Developer in Test
10 8 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.50%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Java Mobile Developer
11 7 (3.50%) QA Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (36.50%) JSON
2 64 (32.00%) SOAP
3 63 (31.50%) REST
3 63 (31.50%) XML
4 45 (22.50%) Web Services
5 39 (19.50%) CSS
6 38 (19.00%) HTML
7 34 (17.00%) XSLT
8 27 (13.50%) Swagger
9 26 (13.00%) Gherkin
10 23 (11.50%) .NET
10 23 (11.50%) Oracle Fusion
11 19 (9.50%) AngularJS
12 16 (8.00%) Spring
13 11 (5.50%) .NET Framework
13 11 (5.50%) RESTful
13 11 (5.50%) Spring Boot
14 10 (5.00%) JPA
14 10 (5.00%) Node.js
14 10 (5.00%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.00%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.50%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.50%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.00%) W3C
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.00%) Windows
2 32 (16.00%) Linux
3 12 (6.00%) Android
4 11 (5.50%) Apple iOS
5 10 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (46.00%) Test Automation
3 61 (30.50%) API Testing
4 54 (27.00%) DevOps
5 47 (23.50%) BDD
6 38 (19.00%) TDD
7 37 (18.50%) Scrum
8 31 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (14.00%) Defect Management
9 28 (14.00%) ERP
9 28 (14.00%) SOA
9 28 (14.00%) Test Scripting
10 26 (13.00%) Software Testing
11 25 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
11 25 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 24 (12.00%) Microservices
13 22 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (11.00%) Performance Testing
14 21 (10.50%) User Stories
15 20 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 98 (49.00%) Java
2 87 (43.50%) SQL
3 65 (32.50%) JavaScript
4 42 (21.00%) C#
5 22 (11.00%) PL/SQL
6 16 (8.00%) Groovy
7 15 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.00%) Java 8
9 11 (5.50%) Python
10 7 (3.50%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.50%) C
12 4 (2.00%) Scala
12 4 (2.00%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.50%) Ruby
14 2 (1.00%) C++
14 2 (1.00%) ES6
14 2 (1.00%) Kotlin
14 2 (1.00%) VBA
15 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 14 (7.00%) ISEB
5 8 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
5 8 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.00%) Degree
6 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.50%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (13.50%) Docker
2 3 (1.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.00%) Terraform
3 3 (1.50%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (17.00%) Oracle
2 17 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.00%) IBM
4 7 (3.50%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.50%) Dell
5 5 (2.50%) Google
5 5 (2.50%) HP
6 3 (1.50%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.50%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.50%) SAP
6 3 (1.50%) webMethods
7 2 (1.00%) Informatica
8 1 (0.50%) Databricks
8 1 (0.50%) FNZ
8 1 (0.50%) Pega
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) Splunk