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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
MySQL
Rank 91 74 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1154 1280 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 2.40% 2.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.88% 11.12% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 847 594
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £305 £295
% change year-on-year
+16.39% +3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +73.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-40.38% +73.33%

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
11678 11507 10297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.60% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7547 7163 6281
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 £280 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 185 208
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 1090 £375 +7.14% 876
London -8 544 £400 +6.66% 312
South East -39 151 £338 +12.50% 167
City of London +7 117 £388 +10.71% 78
South West -4 99 £385 +18.46% 74
Yorkshire -6 78 £375 +15.38% 73
North West -4 62 £325 +18.18% 93
West Yorkshire -17 59 £375 +7.14% 52
West Midlands -9 58 £375 +28.20% 61
Berkshire +17 55 £300 +0.84% 27
Leeds -10 54 £375 +13.20% 40
Bristol -2 49 £375 +25.00% 17
East of England -22 49 £325 -2.98% 39
East Midlands +5 44 £375 +11.52% 43
Hampshire -5 42 £350 +16.66% 32
Manchester +4 37 £318 +15.45% 46
Gloucestershire +10 29 £419 +19.64% 14
Scotland -12 24 £388 +29.16% 17
Reading +10 23 £300 +9.09% 14
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £363 +61.11% 19
Wales +6 21 £456 +7.35% 6
Cheltenham - 21 £413 - 3
Shropshire +5 20 £400 -25.58% 6
Telford +7 19 £400 -25.58% 4
Surrey -20 19 £350 -6.66% 25
Essex +3 17 £425 +15.64% 5
Glasgow -6 16 £425 +41.66% 6
Birmingham -14 16 £288 -0.86% 17
Northamptonshire -4 15 £400 - 10
Cambridgeshire -17 15 £250 -9.09% 13

MySQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 1055 (45.83%) PHP
2 942 (40.92%) HTML
3 935 (40.62%) Linux
4 887 (38.53%) JavaScript
5 826 (35.88%) CSS
6 667 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
7 601 (26.11%) Java
8 597 (25.93%) SQL
9 496 (21.55%) Oracle
10 486 (21.11%) Apache
11 479 (20.81%) jQuery
12 453 (19.68%) Git (software)
13 416 (18.07%) HTML5
14 389 (16.90%) MongoDB
15 363 (15.77%) Web Services
16 362 (15.73%) DevOps
17 357 (15.51%) UNIX
18 348 (15.12%) Puppet
19 335 (14.55%) MVC
20 324 (14.07%) Ruby
21 319 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
22 314 (13.64%) SQL Server
23 304 (13.21%) Python
24 291 (12.64%) Windows
25 290 (12.60%) LAMP
26 281 (12.21%) TDD
27 268 (11.64%) OO
28 263 (11.42%) Scrum
29 261 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
30 260 (11.29%) CSS3

MySQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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
1 486 (21.11%) Apache
2 191 (8.30%) Tomcat
3 179 (7.78%) Drupal
4 138 (5.99%) CMS
5 131 (5.69%) nginx
6 108 (4.69%) WordPress
7 94 (4.08%) JBoss
8 76 (3.30%) Node.js
9 73 (3.17%) IIS
10 72 (3.13%) WebLogic
11 59 (2.56%) OpenStack
12 42 (1.82%) Apache Solr
13 40 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
14 39 (1.69%) Confluence
15 30 (1.30%) SharePoint
16 26 (1.13%) WebSphere
17 25 (1.09%) GlassFish
18 19 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
19 18 (0.78%) MediaWiki
20 17 (0.74%) Joomla!
Applications
1 81 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.74%) Photoshop
3 32 (1.39%) MS Office
4 27 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.43%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.22%) MS Project
9 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.087%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 78 (3.39%) Magento
2 13 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.35%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.26%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.087%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.087%) SiteCatalyst
7 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.087%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.087%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.043%) Tridion
8 1 (0.043%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 145 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (1.56%) PaaS
4 33 (1.43%) Amazon S3
5 31 (1.35%) SaaS
6 27 (1.17%) GitHub
7 24 (1.04%) Heroku
8 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (0.65%) Engine Yard
10 12 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.35%) Route 53
12 8 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.26%) Joyent
14 6 (0.26%) IaaS
15 4 (0.17%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.087%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 131 (5.69%) HTTP
2 127 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 127 (5.52%) DNS
3 98 (4.26%) SSL
4 97 (4.21%) Firewall
5 92 (4.00%) Internet
6 70 (3.04%) LDAP
7 50 (2.17%) VPN
8 43 (1.87%) DHCP
9 42 (1.82%) IPsec
10 33 (1.43%) FTP
11 28 (1.22%) SAN
12 26 (1.13%) VLAN
13 24 (1.04%) LAN
14 23 (1.00%) Network Security
15 19 (0.83%) WAN
16 18 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
17 15 (0.65%) IPv6
18 14 (0.61%) Intranet
18 14 (0.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (16.90%) MongoDB
2 314 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 261 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
4 259 (11.25%) Relational Database
5 218 (9.47%) NoSQL
6 133 (5.78%) RDBMS
7 96 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 75 (3.26%) Oracle Database
9 66 (2.87%) Redis
10 59 (2.56%) MariaDB
11 58 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 52 (2.26%) Hadoop
13 51 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
14 48 (2.09%) Big Data
15 44 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 35 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
18 27 (1.17%) CouchDB
19 26 (1.13%) DB2
20 23 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 453 (19.68%) Git (software)
2 245 (10.64%) Subversion
3 221 (9.60%) Jenkins
4 93 (4.04%) PHPUnit
5 92 (4.00%) JIRA
6 84 (3.65%) Maven
7 59 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 53 (2.30%) Selenium
9 51 (2.22%) JUnit
10 47 (2.04%) Ant
11 40 (1.74%) Hudson
12 27 (1.17%) Mercurial
13 24 (1.04%) RSpec
13 24 (1.04%) Visual Studio
13 24 (1.04%) Grunt
14 21 (0.91%) Cucumber
15 20 (0.87%) NetBeans
16 19 (0.83%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.78%) Gradle
17 18 (0.78%) Bower
General
1 151 (6.56%) Finance
2 98 (4.26%) Marketing
3 56 (2.43%) Retail
4 46 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 41 (1.78%) Advertising
6 40 (1.74%) Games
7 31 (1.35%) Banking
8 29 (1.26%) Publishing
9 17 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.65%) Back Office
11 14 (0.61%) Legal
12 13 (0.56%) Electronics
13 5 (0.22%) Local Government
13 5 (0.22%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.17%) Military
15 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.13%) Front Office
15 3 (0.13%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.13%) German Language
15 3 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1315 (57.12%) Developer
2 439 (19.07%) PHP Developer
3 203 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 170 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 155 (6.73%) Architect
6 134 (5.82%) Web Developer
7 99 (4.30%) Senior Developer
8 96 (4.17%) DBA
9 88 (3.82%) Drupal Developer
10 81 (3.52%) Administrator
11 71 (3.08%) Technical Architect
12 69 (3.00%) Analyst
12 69 (3.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 65 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
14 58 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
15 56 (2.43%) Magento Developer
16 54 (2.35%) Software Engineer
17 52 (2.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 49 (2.13%) Consultant
19 42 (1.82%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 942 (40.92%) HTML
2 826 (35.88%) CSS
3 479 (20.81%) jQuery
4 416 (18.07%) HTML5
5 363 (15.77%) Web Services
6 290 (12.60%) LAMP
7 260 (11.29%) CSS3
8 251 (10.90%) XML
9 204 (8.86%) Ajax
10 191 (8.30%) Spring
11 183 (7.95%) REST
12 170 (7.38%) .NET
13 142 (6.17%) RESTful
14 140 (6.08%) Symfony
15 138 (5.99%) J2EE
16 133 (5.78%) JSON
17 125 (5.43%) SOAP
18 123 (5.34%) Hibernate
19 122 (5.30%) Ruby on Rails
20 121 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 258 (11.21%) Open Source
2 106 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.47%) Clustering
4 74 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 68 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 67 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.87%) User Experience
8 53 (2.30%) Replication
9 42 (1.82%) Visualisation
10 41 (1.78%) Digital Media
11 34 (1.48%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.26%) Wiki
13 21 (0.91%) Taxonomies
13 21 (0.91%) Social Media
13 21 (0.91%) Device Driver
14 19 (0.83%) W3C
15 18 (0.78%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.74%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.65%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 935 (40.62%) Linux
2 357 (15.51%) UNIX
3 291 (12.64%) Windows
4 196 (8.51%) CentOS
5 122 (5.30%) Ubuntu
6 111 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 63 (2.74%) Android
9 55 (2.39%) Debian
10 48 (2.09%) Mac OS X
11 42 (1.82%) Solaris
12 41 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.83%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
16 15 (0.65%) SUSE
17 13 (0.56%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.52%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 667 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (15.73%) DevOps
3 335 (14.55%) MVC
4 319 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
5 281 (12.21%) TDD
6 268 (11.64%) OO
7 263 (11.42%) Scrum
8 230 (9.99%) Configuration Management
9 203 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 177 (7.69%) Web Development
11 153 (6.65%) Software Engineering
12 151 (6.56%) OOP
13 99 (4.30%) Automated Testing
13 99 (4.30%) BDD
14 94 (4.08%) Unit Testing
15 93 (4.04%) Responsive Web Design
16 90 (3.91%) Mentoring
17 86 (3.74%) OO PHP
18 85 (3.69%) Project Management
19 76 (3.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1055 (45.83%) PHP
2 887 (38.53%) JavaScript
3 601 (26.11%) Java
4 597 (25.93%) SQL
5 324 (14.07%) Ruby
6 304 (13.21%) Python
7 227 (9.86%) Perl
8 188 (8.17%) Bash Shell
9 121 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 118 (5.13%) PHP5
11 105 (4.56%) C#
12 71 (3.08%) C++
13 59 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 58 (2.52%) Scala
15 36 (1.56%) Groovy
16 25 (1.09%) Clojure
17 24 (1.04%) C
18 23 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 22 (0.96%) PowerShell
19 22 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 140 (6.08%) Security Cleared
2 116 (5.04%) Degree
3 81 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.70%) MCDBA
8 15 (0.65%) MCITP
9 13 (0.56%) CCNA
10 12 (0.52%) ISEB
11 9 (0.39%) CCNP
12 5 (0.22%) PhD
13 4 (0.17%) CCIE
13 4 (0.17%) MCSE
13 4 (0.17%) RHCE
13 4 (0.17%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.13%) CISSP
14 3 (0.13%) RHCA
14 3 (0.13%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.00%) QA
2 10 (0.43%) SLA
3 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.087%) COBIT
6 2 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 77 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 42 (1.82%) Varnish
3 42 (1.82%) Docker
4 25 (1.09%) iptables
4 25 (1.09%) Postfix
5 23 (1.00%) Samba
6 18 (0.78%) vSphere
7 16 (0.70%) NFS
7 16 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.65%) XenServer
8 15 (0.65%) vCloud
9 14 (0.61%) Xen
10 13 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.52%) Firmware
12 11 (0.48%) Shibboleth
13 9 (0.39%) XenApp
14 8 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 8 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 348 (15.12%) Puppet
2 249 (10.82%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (4.69%) Nagios
4 71 (3.08%) Ansible
5 65 (2.82%) Salt
6 46 (2.00%) ZABBIX
7 37 (1.61%) HAProxy
8 32 (1.39%) Cacti
9 31 (1.35%) Cobbler
10 27 (1.17%) Vagrant
11 19 (0.83%) Kibana
12 16 (0.70%) SCCM
13 15 (0.65%) NetBackup
14 14 (0.61%) logstash
14 14 (0.61%) collectd
15 10 (0.43%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.43%) Zenoss
16 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 7 (0.30%) OpenView
17 6 (0.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 496 (21.55%) Oracle
2 238 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 182 (7.91%) Microsoft
4 180 (7.82%) Zend
5 156 (6.78%) VMware
6 60 (2.61%) Rackspace
7 45 (1.95%) Percona
8 36 (1.56%) HP
9 35 (1.52%) Google
9 35 (1.52%) hybris
10 32 (1.39%) Adobe
11 31 (1.35%) Cisco
11 31 (1.35%) IBM
12 29 (1.26%) Citrix
13 27 (1.17%) SAP
14 25 (1.09%) Twitter
15 24 (1.04%) Apple
16 20 (0.87%) Sybase
16 20 (0.87%) F5
17 18 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
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