The table below looks at the statistics for MySQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MySQL over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MySQL
Rank 68 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1460 1238 1387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 2.32% 2.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.16% 10.49% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 812 901
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 22
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £23.75 £16.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.28 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+26.50% +47.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12003 11805 12135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 22.08% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7439 7303 7003
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 201 304
Average hourly rate £31.00 £30.50 £29.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

MySQL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MySQL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

MySQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MySQL
Daily Rate Trend

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

MySQL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MySQL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MySQL within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MySQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MySQL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MySQL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MySQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MySQL within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MySQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MySQL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 +10 1390 £360 +10.76% 861
London +15 708 £375 +7.14% 345
South East +12 222 £328 -6.42% 145
South West +1 121 £375 +36.36% 42
East of England +16 120 £375 +15.38% 63
City of London +35 110 £375 +4.16% 89
Bristol +27 78 £375 +33.92% 17
West Midlands +5 62 £320 +16.36% 36
Hampshire -11 58 £333 -16.87% 28
Surrey +33 55 £425 +21.42% 30
North West -2 52 £303 +0.83% 85
Cambridgeshire +24 42 £350 +12.90% 30
Yorkshire -42 42 £300 +4.34% 93
East Midlands -2 38 £325 +8.33% 44
Berkshire -16 36 £325 -1.51% 19
Essex +6 35 £454 +27.81% 7
Cambridge +19 34 £350 -3.44% 26
Hertfordshire -1 30 £370 +13.84% 15
Oxfordshire +5 29 £318 -9.92% 19
Manchester -4 26 £288 -4.16% 52
Birmingham +8 24 £375 +36.36% 13
West Yorkshire -41 22 £320 +16.36% 64
Wales +5 21 £435 +33.84% 11
Guildford +18 20 £325 +4.00% 5
Slough +13 19 £325 - 8
Basingstoke +8 17 £425 +5.59% 8
Leeds -34 16 £319 +15.90% 39
Northamptonshire +2 15 £319 -17.74% 15
Brighton -2 15 £300 +36.36% 10
East Sussex -11 15 £300 -17.24% 13

MySQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MySQL also 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 that cited MySQL.

1 1405 (51.48%) PHP
2 1199 (43.94%) HTML
3 1110 (40.67%) JavaScript
4 1083 (39.68%) CSS
5 984 (36.06%) Linux
6 683 (25.03%) Java
7 665 (24.37%) jQuery
8 634 (23.23%) SQL
9 606 (22.21%) Apache
10 524 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
11 520 (19.05%) Git (software)
12 517 (18.94%) MVC
13 486 (17.81%) Oracle
14 463 (16.97%) OO
15 450 (16.49%) TDD
16 444 (16.27%) HTML5
17 441 (16.16%) Web Services
18 424 (15.54%) XML
19 407 (14.91%) LAMP
20 406 (14.88%) SQL Server
21 405 (14.84%) UNIX
22 384 (14.07%) Subversion
23 331 (12.13%) Python
23 331 (12.13%) Scrum
24 329 (12.06%) Zend
25 315 (11.54%) Ajax
26 303 (11.10%) Ruby
27 299 (10.96%) CSS3
28 291 (10.66%) E-Commerce
29 279 (10.22%) Perl

MySQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MySQL also 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 that cited MySQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 606 (22.21%) Apache
2 253 (9.27%) Tomcat
3 185 (6.78%) CMS
4 183 (6.71%) Drupal
5 119 (4.36%) WordPress
6 99 (3.63%) nginx
7 75 (2.75%) IIS
8 67 (2.46%) Confluence
9 59 (2.16%) WebLogic
10 49 (1.80%) Node.js
11 45 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
12 40 (1.47%) WebSphere
13 34 (1.25%) Moodle
14 32 (1.17%) Apache Solr
15 28 (1.03%) Joomla!
15 28 (1.03%) SharePoint
16 24 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
17 19 (0.70%) MQSeries
18 16 (0.59%) MS Exchange
19 15 (0.55%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 85 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 53 (1.94%) Photoshop
3 34 (1.25%) MS Office
4 25 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.22%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.073%) GIMP
9 1 (0.037%) Maya
9 1 (0.037%) CATIA
9 1 (0.037%) InDesign
9 1 (0.037%) Windchill
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 106 (3.88%) Magento
2 12 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.18%) Summit
6 5 (0.18%) Shopify
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.15%) Agresso
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.073%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.073%) Zen Cart
9 2 (0.073%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.073%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.073%) LabWindows
10 1 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 169 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 39 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.25%) SaaS
6 31 (1.14%) GitHub
7 18 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
8 11 (0.40%) CloudFront
8 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.33%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.26%) ElastiCache
12 7 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.26%) Route 53
13 5 (0.18%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.15%) PaaS
14 4 (0.15%) Heroku
14 4 (0.15%) Joyent
15 3 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (4.32%) HTTP
2 103 (3.77%) LDAP
3 95 (3.48%) Internet
4 78 (2.86%) DNS
5 63 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 63 (2.31%) Firewall
6 59 (2.16%) SSH
7 45 (1.65%) VPN
8 38 (1.39%) SSL
9 36 (1.32%) SAN
10 35 (1.28%) LAN
11 31 (1.14%) WAN
12 25 (0.92%) SNMP
13 22 (0.81%) IPsec
14 20 (0.73%) Network Security
14 20 (0.73%) DHCP
15 19 (0.70%) VoIP
15 19 (0.70%) NAS
16 17 (0.62%) Intranet
17 16 (0.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 274 (10.04%) Relational Database
3 240 (8.79%) MongoDB
4 228 (8.35%) PostgreSQL
5 223 (8.17%) NoSQL
6 99 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (3.19%) RDBMS
8 78 (2.86%) Big Data
9 77 (2.82%) Hadoop
10 73 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 71 (2.60%) Oracle Database
12 69 (2.53%) Redis
13 61 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 49 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
15 43 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 42 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
17 37 (1.36%) DB2
18 31 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
19 26 (0.95%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 520 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 384 (14.07%) Subversion
3 195 (7.15%) Jenkins
4 175 (6.41%) JIRA
5 129 (4.73%) PHPUnit
6 115 (4.21%) Maven
7 102 (3.74%) Selenium
8 101 (3.70%) JUnit
9 72 (2.64%) Eclipse
10 68 (2.49%) Cucumber
11 65 (2.38%) Hudson
12 54 (1.98%) Ant
13 42 (1.54%) Mercurial
14 32 (1.17%) Jasmine
15 28 (1.03%) RSpec
16 26 (0.95%) Mockito
17 23 (0.84%) TeamCity
17 23 (0.84%) WebDriver
17 23 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (0.84%) Behat
General
1 181 (6.63%) Finance
2 90 (3.30%) Marketing
3 89 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 62 (2.27%) Games
5 44 (1.61%) Retail
6 40 (1.47%) Banking
7 33 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.99%) Publishing
9 24 (0.88%) Advertising
10 19 (0.70%) Electronics
11 15 (0.55%) Back Office
12 9 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 7 (0.26%) Automotive
14 7 (0.26%) Law
15 6 (0.22%) Legal
15 6 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.22%) French Language
16 5 (0.18%) Front Office
17 4 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1796 (65.81%) Developer
2 702 (25.72%) PHP Developer
3 285 (10.44%) Web Developer
4 239 (8.76%) Java Developer
5 158 (5.79%) Senior Developer
6 125 (4.58%) Architect
7 122 (4.47%) DBA
8 114 (4.18%) Administrator
8 114 (4.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 114 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 109 (3.99%) Analyst
10 97 (3.55%) PHP Web Developer
11 94 (3.44%) Drupal Developer
12 90 (3.30%) Front-End Developer
13 75 (2.75%) PHP Symfony Developer
14 71 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
15 68 (2.49%) Software Engineer
16 67 (2.46%) Magento Developer
17 63 (2.31%) Senior PHP Developer
18 61 (2.24%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1199 (43.94%) HTML
2 1083 (39.68%) CSS
3 665 (24.37%) jQuery
4 444 (16.27%) HTML5
5 441 (16.16%) Web Services
6 424 (15.54%) XML
7 407 (14.91%) LAMP
8 315 (11.54%) Ajax
9 299 (10.96%) CSS3
10 264 (9.67%) Spring
11 257 (9.42%) Symfony
12 228 (8.35%) JSON
13 213 (7.81%) REST
14 193 (7.07%) .NET
15 186 (6.82%) SOAP
16 169 (6.19%) RESTful
17 147 (5.39%) Hibernate
18 126 (4.62%) AngularJS
19 121 (4.43%) Zend Framework
20 116 (4.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 277 (10.15%) Open Source
2 96 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 64 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 60 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (2.20%) Digital Media
5 59 (2.16%) Replication
6 52 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 45 (1.65%) Social Media
8 33 (1.21%) E-Learning
9 31 (1.14%) Clustering
10 24 (0.88%) Visualisation
10 24 (0.88%) Data Integration
11 23 (0.84%) W3C
12 21 (0.77%) Web 2.0
13 20 (0.73%) Data Extraction
14 19 (0.70%) Social Network
15 18 (0.66%) Wiki
16 16 (0.59%) VLE
17 15 (0.55%) Statistics
17 15 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 984 (36.06%) Linux
2 405 (14.84%) UNIX
3 254 (9.31%) Windows
4 167 (6.12%) CentOS
5 130 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (3.37%) Debian
7 88 (3.22%) Apple iOS
8 84 (3.08%) Android
9 70 (2.57%) Ubuntu
10 51 (1.87%) Solaris
11 40 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 39 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 29 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (0.88%) AIX
16 16 (0.59%) Fedora
17 10 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.33%) HPUX
19 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (19.20%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (18.94%) MVC
3 463 (16.97%) OO
4 450 (16.49%) TDD
5 331 (12.13%) Scrum
6 291 (10.66%) E-Commerce
7 267 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
8 244 (8.94%) Web Development
9 236 (8.65%) DevOps
10 235 (8.61%) OOP
11 156 (5.72%) OO PHP
12 153 (5.61%) BDD
13 144 (5.28%) Software Engineering
14 122 (4.47%) Unit Testing
15 113 (4.14%) ETL
16 102 (3.74%) Configuration Management
17 99 (3.63%) Data Modelling
17 99 (3.63%) Migration
17 99 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
18 92 (3.37%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1405 (51.48%) PHP
2 1110 (40.67%) JavaScript
3 683 (25.03%) Java
4 634 (23.23%) SQL
5 331 (12.13%) Python
6 303 (11.10%) Ruby
7 279 (10.22%) Perl
8 263 (9.64%) PHP5
9 195 (7.15%) C#
10 169 (6.19%) Bash Shell
11 121 (4.43%) C++
12 110 (4.03%) Shell Script
13 93 (3.41%) PL/SQL
14 75 (2.75%) C
15 56 (2.05%) Scala
16 45 (1.65%) T-SQL
17 41 (1.50%) Groovy
18 26 (0.95%) PowerShell
19 23 (0.84%) Objective-C
20 22 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 160 (5.86%) Degree
2 89 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 22 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (0.77%) CCNA
6 18 (0.66%) CISSP
7 14 (0.51%) MCITP
8 10 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.37%) RHCE
9 9 (0.33%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.33%) MCDBA
10 8 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.26%) CCSA
11 7 (0.26%) MCSE
12 6 (0.22%) ISEB
13 5 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.15%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.15%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.15%) QA
2 17 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.51%) COBIT
4 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.37%) SLA
5 8 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
6 5 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.11%) WCAG
8 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.073%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 65 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.17%) Varnish
4 26 (0.95%) Xen
5 24 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (0.77%) KVM
7 20 (0.73%) Postfix
7 20 (0.73%) XenServer
8 19 (0.70%) NFS
9 18 (0.66%) Samba
10 16 (0.59%) Hyper-V
10 16 (0.59%) vSphere
11 13 (0.48%) Snort
12 12 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (0.44%) vCloud
13 10 (0.37%) VMware ESX
14 8 (0.29%) Sendmail
15 6 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.22%) Shibboleth
15 6 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 225 (8.24%) Puppet
2 163 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (3.59%) Nagios
4 50 (1.83%) ZABBIX
5 46 (1.69%) Cacti
6 40 (1.47%) Salt
7 31 (1.14%) Vagrant
8 23 (0.84%) HAProxy
9 22 (0.81%) Capistrano
10 19 (0.70%) Data Guard
11 17 (0.62%) Ansible
12 13 (0.48%) YUM
13 12 (0.44%) Zenoss
14 11 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 9 (0.33%) logstash
16 8 (0.29%) StatsD
16 8 (0.29%) SCOM
17 7 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (0.26%) OpenView
18 6 (0.22%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 486 (17.81%) Oracle
2 329 (12.06%) Zend
3 221 (8.10%) Red Hat
4 147 (5.39%) Microsoft
5 114 (4.18%) VMware
6 108 (3.96%) JBoss
7 70 (2.57%) Rackspace
8 52 (1.91%) Percona
9 51 (1.87%) Google
10 49 (1.80%) hybris
11 45 (1.65%) Cisco
12 37 (1.36%) IBM
12 37 (1.36%) HP
13 35 (1.28%) Citrix
14 32 (1.17%) Sybase
15 30 (1.10%) Twitter
16 29 (1.06%) Sitecore
17 26 (0.95%) Adobe
18 24 (0.88%) Facebook
19 22 (0.81%) SAP
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