The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PostgreSQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PostgreSQL over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 121 126
Rank change year-on-year +51 +5  
Contract jobs citing PostgreSQL 46 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.06% 0.29% 0.039%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.89% 1.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 1
Median daily rate £496 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.66% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £383
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -36.76% +6.25%  

PostgreSQL is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 465 699 572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.78% 25.45% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 396 325
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -37.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

PostgreSQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing PostgreSQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for PostgreSQL in the West Midlands

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PostgreSQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PostgreSQL in the West Midlands

PostgreSQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PostgreSQL in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PostgreSQL in the West Midlands

PostgreSQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostgreSQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PostgreSQL in the West Midlands

PostgreSQL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PostgreSQL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 16 £496 - 1
Birmingham +14 15 £500 +29.03%
Coventry +8 8 £525 +61.53%
PostgreSQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PostgreSQL.

1 53 (72.60%) Ruby
2 50 (68.49%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (63.01%) Linux
4 44 (60.27%) Python
5 39 (53.42%) Puppet
6 38 (52.05%) Configuration Management
7 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (50.68%) Ansible
8 35 (47.95%) MongoDB
9 33 (45.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (42.47%) Security Cleared
11 30 (41.10%) MySQL
12 29 (39.73%) Web Services
13 25 (34.25%) Open Source
14 24 (32.88%) Bash Shell
14 24 (32.88%) SC Cleared
14 24 (32.88%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (32.88%) Terraform
15 22 (30.14%) Docker
15 22 (30.14%) Confluence
15 22 (30.14%) JIRA
16 21 (28.77%) Git (software)
17 20 (27.40%) Windows
17 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
18 19 (26.03%) DevOps
18 19 (26.03%) HTTP
18 19 (26.03%) PHP
18 19 (26.03%) Subversion
18 19 (26.03%) CentOS
19 18 (24.66%) HTML

PostgreSQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 24 (32.88%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (30.14%) Confluence
3 3 (4.11%) nginx
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.37%) Mule
5 1 (1.37%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 50 (68.49%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (45.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.11%) GitHub
3 3 (4.11%) Route 53
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Heroku
5 1 (1.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) HTTP
2 16 (21.92%) SSL
2 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (47.95%) MongoDB
2 30 (41.10%) MySQL
3 16 (21.92%) NoSQL
4 13 (17.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (6.85%) Redis
7 3 (4.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.74%) GIS
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.37%) Riak
Development Applications
1 22 (30.14%) JIRA
2 21 (28.77%) Git (software)
3 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
4 19 (26.03%) Subversion
5 4 (5.48%) git-flow
6 3 (4.11%) Capybara
6 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.11%) JUnit
6 3 (4.11%) RSpec
6 3 (4.11%) TestNG
7 2 (2.74%) Ant
7 2 (2.74%) Maven
7 2 (2.74%) Selenium
8 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.37%) JMeter
8 1 (1.37%) Moq
8 1 (1.37%) NuGet
8 1 (1.37%) NUnit
8 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Architect
2 15 (20.55%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Technical Architect
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Architect
5 8 (10.96%) Senior DevOps
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 7 (9.59%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Digital Architect
6 7 (9.59%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (8.22%) Data Migration Specialist
7 6 (8.22%) Migration Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) WebOps Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Oracle Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.73%) Web Services
2 18 (24.66%) HTML
3 16 (21.92%) CSS
4 14 (19.18%) HTML5
4 14 (19.18%) Ruby on Rails
5 13 (17.81%) REST
6 12 (16.44%) JSON
7 11 (15.07%) Ajax
7 11 (15.07%) CSS3
7 11 (15.07%) Django
7 11 (15.07%) Play Framework
8 5 (6.85%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.48%) Spring
10 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.11%) Dropwizard
10 3 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (4.11%) jQuery
10 3 (4.11%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (4.11%) Sass
10 3 (4.11%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Public Cloud
2 11 (15.07%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.37%) Smart Home
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.01%) Linux
2 20 (27.40%) Windows
3 19 (26.03%) CentOS
4 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.11%) Unix
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Configuration Management
2 37 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (34.25%) Open Source
4 19 (26.03%) DevOps
5 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (21.92%) Web Operations
7 10 (13.70%) Scrum
8 7 (9.59%) Data Migration
8 7 (9.59%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.59%) Migration
8 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Web Development
11 3 (4.11%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (4.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (4.11%) Visualisation
11 3 (4.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (72.60%) Ruby
2 44 (60.27%) Python
3 24 (32.88%) Bash Shell
4 19 (26.03%) PHP
5 14 (19.18%) Scala
6 11 (15.07%) Java
7 10 (13.70%) SQL
8 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
9 8 (10.96%) C#
10 7 (9.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) Security Cleared
2 24 (32.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (30.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (53.42%) Puppet
2 37 (50.68%) Ansible
3 24 (32.88%) Terraform
4 17 (23.29%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (23.29%) Salt
5 3 (4.11%) collectd
5 3 (4.11%) Kibana
5 3 (4.11%) logstash
5 3 (4.11%) StatsD
6 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Rackspace
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Splunk