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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
MySQL
Rank 101 84 90
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing MySQL 995 1085 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 2.22% 2.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.43% 10.06% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 708 663
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 29 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.40 £67.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.95% -35.38%

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
10557 10780 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.07% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6874 6585 6288
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 £275 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 204 239
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.67 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -13 956 £365 +12.30% 841
London +1 489 £390 +10.63% 304
South East -37 143 £310 -4.61% 151
City of London +13 107 £366 -2.33% 83
South West -2 100 £400 +37.93% 87
Bristol +20 67 £413 +50.00% 23
East of England -9 56 £375 +11.11% 53
Yorkshire -4 48 £325 +3.17% 64
North West -7 48 £321 -1.15% 94
Berkshire -2 47 £300 -7.69% 31
West Yorkshire +5 34 £488 +50.00% 46
Leeds -3 29 £500 +53.84% 29
East Midlands +17 28 £225 -25.00% 38
West Midlands -2 28 £290 -6.45% 35
Cambridgeshire -9 27 £225 -30.76% 19
Hampshire -19 27 £293 -23.77% 36
Surrey -20 25 £350 - 19
Reading +6 23 £300 - 8
Cheshire +5 22 £300 -7.69% 22
Manchester -10 21 £325 -4.41% 42
Oxfordshire -14 21 £264 -15.60% 20
Gloucestershire -3 15 £380 +44.76% 13
Oxford -14 14 £325 +8.33% 9
Scotland -39 14 £350 +47.36% 14
Basingstoke +8 12 £345 -14.28% 4
Suffolk +4 12 £438 +16.66% 4
Cambridge -5 12 £231 -30.18% 15
Wales -12 12 £363 -9.37% 13
Ipswich +4 10 £450 +80.00% 4
Slough -2 10 £275 -7.56% 4

MySQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1263 (50.18%) PHP
2 1074 (42.67%) HTML
3 991 (39.37%) JavaScript
4 973 (38.66%) Linux
5 938 (37.27%) CSS
6 758 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
7 649 (25.78%) SQL
8 630 (25.03%) Java
9 622 (24.71%) Apache
10 606 (24.08%) jQuery
11 537 (21.33%) Git (software)
12 501 (19.90%) Oracle
13 457 (18.16%) MVC
14 452 (17.96%) UNIX
15 451 (17.92%) HTML5
16 400 (15.89%) Web Services
17 367 (14.58%) TDD
18 358 (14.22%) MongoDB
19 348 (13.83%) OO
20 345 (13.71%) LAMP
21 331 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
22 320 (12.71%) Subversion
23 316 (12.55%) SQL Server
24 312 (12.40%) Python
25 309 (12.28%) XML
26 307 (12.20%) Relational Database
27 304 (12.08%) Open Source
28 303 (12.04%) Ruby
29 296 (11.76%) DevOps
30 291 (11.56%) Windows

MySQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 622 (24.71%) Apache
2 232 (9.22%) Tomcat
3 207 (8.22%) Drupal
4 175 (6.95%) CMS
5 132 (5.24%) JBoss
6 127 (5.05%) nginx
7 106 (4.21%) WordPress
8 79 (3.14%) IIS
9 65 (2.58%) Node.js
10 59 (2.34%) WebLogic
11 49 (1.95%) Apache Solr
12 47 (1.87%) OpenStack
13 37 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
14 36 (1.43%) Confluence
15 25 (0.99%) Joomla!
16 24 (0.95%) GlassFish
17 22 (0.87%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.83%) SharePoint
19 16 (0.64%) MS Exchange
19 16 (0.64%) Alfresco
Applications
1 81 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 29 (1.15%) MS Office
4 19 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.16%) MS Project
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.079%) SPSS
11 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 83 (3.30%) Magento
2 15 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.24%) CA Clarity
5 5 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.12%) Cordys
7 2 (0.079%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.079%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.079%) Shopify
8 1 (0.040%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.040%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.040%) RMDS
8 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.040%) Summit
8 1 (0.040%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.040%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 156 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (1.87%) Amazon S3
4 33 (1.31%) SaaS
5 30 (1.19%) PaaS
6 21 (0.83%) Heroku
7 19 (0.75%) GitHub
7 19 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (0.52%) Route 53
10 12 (0.48%) Engine Yard
11 11 (0.44%) Joyent
12 9 (0.36%) Google Apps
13 8 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.20%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.20%) IaaS
16 4 (0.16%) CloudFront
17 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
18 1 (0.040%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 121 (4.81%) DNS
2 114 (4.53%) HTTP
3 109 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 101 (4.01%) Internet
5 90 (3.58%) LDAP
6 85 (3.38%) SSL
7 71 (2.82%) Firewall
8 44 (1.75%) DHCP
9 36 (1.43%) FTP
9 36 (1.43%) VPN
10 34 (1.35%) LAN
11 32 (1.27%) IPsec
12 27 (1.07%) SAN
13 24 (0.95%) WAN
14 21 (0.83%) VLAN
15 20 (0.79%) SSH
16 19 (0.75%) Intranet
17 15 (0.60%) Network Security
18 13 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (14.22%) MongoDB
2 316 (12.55%) SQL Server
3 307 (12.20%) Relational Database
4 272 (10.81%) NoSQL
5 266 (10.57%) PostgreSQL
6 133 (5.28%) RDBMS
7 104 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 78 (3.10%) Redis
9 72 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (2.86%) Oracle Database
10 59 (2.34%) MariaDB
11 58 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 56 (2.22%) Hadoop
13 47 (1.87%) Big Data
14 35 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (1.35%) CouchDB
15 34 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 31 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (1.15%) DB2
18 26 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 537 (21.33%) Git (software)
2 320 (12.71%) Subversion
3 205 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 147 (5.84%) PHPUnit
5 140 (5.56%) JIRA
6 106 (4.21%) Maven
7 82 (3.26%) JUnit
8 81 (3.22%) Eclipse
9 79 (3.14%) Selenium
10 59 (2.34%) Ant
11 40 (1.59%) Hudson
12 35 (1.39%) Mercurial
13 24 (0.95%) Mockito
14 23 (0.91%) Jasmine
14 23 (0.91%) Visual Studio
15 22 (0.87%) IntelliJ
15 22 (0.87%) JMeter
16 21 (0.83%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
17 20 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 195 (7.75%) Finance
2 123 (4.89%) Marketing
3 56 (2.22%) Games
3 56 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 46 (1.83%) Retail
5 36 (1.43%) Banking
6 32 (1.27%) Advertising
7 23 (0.91%) Publishing
8 22 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.64%) Back Office
9 16 (0.64%) Electronics
10 9 (0.36%) Legal
11 7 (0.28%) Law
12 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.20%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.16%) Automotive
13 4 (0.16%) Military
13 4 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.16%) Billing
13 4 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1540 (61.18%) Developer
2 597 (23.72%) PHP Developer
3 229 (9.10%) Java Developer
4 177 (7.03%) Web Developer
5 166 (6.60%) Architect
6 139 (5.52%) Senior Developer
7 131 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 100 (3.97%) Drupal Developer
9 94 (3.73%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 85 (3.38%) Analyst
11 78 (3.10%) Technical Architect
12 74 (2.94%) DBA
13 70 (2.78%) Software Engineer
14 64 (2.54%) Administrator
15 60 (2.38%) PHP Web Developer
16 56 (2.22%) Senior PHP Developer
17 55 (2.19%) Consultant
17 55 (2.19%) Front-End Developer
18 52 (2.07%) Magento Developer
19 45 (1.79%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1074 (42.67%) HTML
2 938 (37.27%) CSS
3 606 (24.08%) jQuery
4 451 (17.92%) HTML5
5 400 (15.89%) Web Services
6 345 (13.71%) LAMP
7 309 (12.28%) XML
8 272 (10.81%) CSS3
9 259 (10.29%) Spring
10 233 (9.26%) Ajax
11 215 (8.54%) Symfony
12 213 (8.46%) REST
13 173 (6.87%) JSON
14 158 (6.28%) SOAP
15 153 (6.08%) .NET
16 151 (6.00%) RESTful
17 146 (5.80%) J2EE
18 140 (5.56%) Hibernate
19 136 (5.40%) Laravel
20 120 (4.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 304 (12.08%) Open Source
2 108 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 91 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 89 (3.54%) Mobile App
6 86 (3.42%) User Experience
7 77 (3.06%) Clustering
8 48 (1.91%) Digital Media
9 38 (1.51%) Replication
10 31 (1.23%) Taxonomies
10 31 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.23%) Social Media
11 29 (1.15%) Mathematics
12 27 (1.07%) Data Integration
13 26 (1.03%) Wiki
14 25 (0.99%) Visualisation
15 23 (0.91%) W3C
16 21 (0.83%) E-Learning
17 19 (0.75%) Data Structures
18 15 (0.60%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 973 (38.66%) Linux
2 452 (17.96%) UNIX
3 291 (11.56%) Windows
4 199 (7.91%) CentOS
5 102 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 98 (3.89%) Ubuntu
7 90 (3.58%) Apple iOS
8 84 (3.34%) Android
9 64 (2.54%) Debian
10 62 (2.46%) Mac OS X
11 45 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (1.39%) Solaris
14 26 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (0.75%) Windows Phone
16 17 (0.68%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
17 15 (0.60%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.48%) AIX
18 12 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (18.16%) MVC
3 367 (14.58%) TDD
4 348 (13.83%) OO
5 331 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
6 296 (11.76%) DevOps
7 266 (10.57%) Scrum
8 252 (10.01%) E-Commerce
9 208 (8.26%) Web Development
10 190 (7.55%) Configuration Management
11 171 (6.79%) Software Engineering
12 157 (6.24%) OOP
13 122 (4.85%) BDD
14 118 (4.69%) OO PHP
15 116 (4.61%) Automated Testing
16 114 (4.53%) Mentoring
17 111 (4.41%) Unit Testing
18 92 (3.66%) Project Management
19 86 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
20 85 (3.38%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1263 (50.18%) PHP
2 991 (39.37%) JavaScript
3 649 (25.78%) SQL
4 630 (25.03%) Java
5 312 (12.40%) Python
6 303 (12.04%) Ruby
7 238 (9.46%) Perl
8 181 (7.19%) PHP5
9 166 (6.60%) Bash Shell
10 137 (5.44%) Shell Script
11 101 (4.01%) C#
11 101 (4.01%) PL/SQL
12 99 (3.93%) C++
13 64 (2.54%) Scala
14 43 (1.71%) C
15 26 (1.03%) Objective-C
16 25 (0.99%) T-SQL
17 22 (0.87%) Clojure
18 21 (0.83%) Groovy
18 21 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 146 (5.80%) Degree
2 105 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 58 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (0.79%) CCNA
6 18 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.52%) ISEB
9 11 (0.44%) RHCE
10 9 (0.36%) MCSE
11 8 (0.32%) MCITP
12 7 (0.28%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.28%) CCNP
13 6 (0.24%) CCIE
14 5 (0.20%) PhD
15 4 (0.16%) CISSP
15 4 (0.16%) MCDBA
15 4 (0.16%) CISM
15 4 (0.16%) CCSA
15 4 (0.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.22%) QA
2 12 (0.48%) SLA
3 10 (0.40%) COBIT
4 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.079%) WCAG
7 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.47%) Varnish
4 27 (1.07%) Docker
5 18 (0.72%) Postfix
6 17 (0.68%) Xen
7 16 (0.64%) vSphere
8 15 (0.60%) NFS
9 14 (0.56%) Samba
10 13 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.52%) Shibboleth
10 13 (0.52%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.48%) XenApp
12 11 (0.44%) vCloud
12 11 (0.44%) Firmware
13 10 (0.40%) XenServer
13 10 (0.40%) Hyper-V
14 9 (0.36%) KVM
14 9 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 286 (11.36%) Puppet
2 239 (9.50%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (4.69%) Nagios
4 48 (1.91%) Salt
5 44 (1.75%) ZABBIX
6 40 (1.59%) Cacti
7 39 (1.55%) Ansible
8 28 (1.11%) HAProxy
9 26 (1.03%) Cobbler
10 24 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 15 (0.60%) Zenoss
12 12 (0.48%) SCCM
13 11 (0.44%) collectd
14 10 (0.40%) Capistrano
14 10 (0.40%) logstash
15 9 (0.36%) Kibana
15 9 (0.36%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.32%) Data Guard
17 6 (0.24%) OpenView
17 6 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 501 (19.90%) Oracle
2 263 (10.45%) Zend
3 210 (8.34%) Red Hat
4 166 (6.60%) Microsoft
5 146 (5.80%) VMware
6 67 (2.66%) Rackspace
7 60 (2.38%) Google
8 42 (1.67%) hybris
9 38 (1.51%) Twitter
10 36 (1.43%) IBM
11 35 (1.39%) HP
12 34 (1.35%) Cisco
13 32 (1.27%) Percona
13 32 (1.27%) Adobe
13 32 (1.27%) Citrix
14 28 (1.11%) Sybase
14 28 (1.11%) SAP
15 23 (0.91%) Facebook
15 23 (0.91%) Business Objects
15 23 (0.91%) Apple
London
Zetman
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Esum
Rate: Unspecified £Excellent
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £23.5k - 28k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £8000 - £8300 per month
Posted: Yesterday
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago