The table below looks at the statistics for the MySQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MySQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MySQL Database Administrator
Rank 595 561 578
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +17
Contract jobs requiring a MySQL DBA 19 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.035% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 21
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£363 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

MySQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MySQL DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

MySQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MySQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MySQL DBA within the UK.

MySQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MySQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MySQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

MySQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MySQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MySQL DBA within the UK.

MySQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MySQL DBA
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 19 £363 +5.07% 3
London +16 10 £380 -0.65% 2
Berkshire +15 6 £350 -
South East -5 6 £350 -12.50%
City of London +20 1 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

MySQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited MySQL DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with MySQL DBA in their job title.

1 46 (100.00%) MySQL
2 33 (71.74%) Performance Tuning
3 23 (50.00%) Linux
4 21 (45.65%) UNIX
4 21 (45.65%) Replication
5 20 (43.48%) Migration
6 19 (41.30%) SQL
7 18 (39.13%) Debian
7 18 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (39.13%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (36.96%) High Availability
8 17 (36.96%) Percona
9 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
11 9 (19.57%) TDD
11 9 (19.57%) Scrum
12 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
14 6 (13.04%) Logistics
15 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
15 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
16 3 (6.52%) DevOps
16 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
16 3 (6.52%) CentOS
16 3 (6.52%) Puppet
16 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
16 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
16 3 (6.52%) Web Services
16 3 (6.52%) Java
16 3 (6.52%) T-SQL

MySQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited MySQL DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with MySQL DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (100.00%) MySQL
2 18 (39.13%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
7 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
8 2 (4.35%) Big Data
8 2 (4.35%) DTS
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Maven
2 2 (4.35%) YourKit
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (45.65%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) UNIX
3 18 (39.13%) Debian
4 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.52%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (43.48%) Migration
3 17 (36.96%) High Availability
4 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.57%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Scrum
6 6 (13.04%) Logistics
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.52%) DevOps
9 2 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Percona
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat