Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?

From: Robert Treat
Subject: Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200711022209.22489.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net
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In response to: Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Greg Smith)
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Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Gabriele Bartolini, )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Devrim GÜNDÜZ, )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Gabriele Bartolini", )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Mike Ellsworth", )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Greg Smith, )
  Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ron Peterson, )
   Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ron Peterson, )
    Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Kevin Hunter, )
     Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Josh Berkus, )
      Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Steve Atkins, )
      Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (ioguix, )
       Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Kevin Hunter, )
        Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ron Peterson, )
         Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Roderick A. Anderson", )
          Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ron Peterson, )
        Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (ioguix, )
         Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ron Peterson, )
        Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
         Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Joshua.Kramer", )
        Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ned Lilly, )
         Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
          Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Simon Riggs, )
           Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Greg Sabino Mullane", )
      Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Joshua.Kramer", )
       Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Robert Bernier, )
        Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Leif B. Kristensen", )
       PostgreSQL killer app  ("Liam O'Duibhir", )
      Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Kevin Hunter, )
   Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Robert Treat, )
  Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Robert Treat, )
  Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Decibel!, )
   Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Decibel!, )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Josh Berkus, )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Simon Riggs, )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Alex N Markelov, )
 Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Rob Napier, )
  Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Decibel!, )

On Wednesday 31 October 2007 11:29, Greg Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2007, Gabriele Bartolini wrote:
> > The scary thing is that there is almost a 5% of skilled people using
> > PostgreSQL, but less than 1% demand by companies or employers in
> > general.
>
> The main thing this is saying is that people who have positions involving
> PostgreSQL to fill aren't advertisting them on joinvision; they show 9
> active right now.  Since I've never heard of that site before, and they're
> tiny (they list 2663 tech jobs right now, dice.com has 95,817), I wouldn't
> draw too much of a conclusion beyond that from their data.  Not a big
> enough sample size.
>
> However, a larger search on Dice suggests similar percentages. Dice shows
> 249 jobs that mention PostgreSQL, while 2245 mention MySQL and 20617
> mention Oracle.  If you cut those numbers up, again PostgreSQL jobs do
> seem to be around 1% of the total DB hiring market.
>

At the risk of being moderated, part of this problem is a manifest of the
problems people have talked about with our product name.  Case in point,
search dice for {match any} "postgresql postgres postgre" and the results
climb to 383, nearly 50% more.

--
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} Postgre


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