Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MySQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MySQL over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

MySQL
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 188 131 131
Rank change year-on-year -57 0 -23
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,036 700 1,312
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.48% 2.00% 2.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.10% 9.28% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 493 910
10th Percentile £351 £310 £313
25th Percentile £414 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £538
90th Percentile £675 £655 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 6
10th Percentile - £13.43 £6.00
25th Percentile £20.75 £15.56 £9.81
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.25 £24.75
Median % change year-on-year -50.29% +74.75% -29.29%
75th Percentile £22.25 £68.00 £31.13
90th Percentile £48.60 - £45.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £43.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -50.29% +74.75% -29.29%

MySQL is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 14,586 7,546 14,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.88% 21.61% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,565 5,285 9,798
10th Percentile £363 £310 £320
25th Percentile £431 £396 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% +2.63% -1.04%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 145 198
10th Percentile £17.55 £13.30 £13.10
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate £43.34 £26.00 £26.25
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% -0.95% -10.44%
75th Percentile £61.69 £48.75 £43.56
90th Percentile £72.45 £61.90 £56.10
UK median hourly rate £43.34 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year +65.09% +0.96% -3.97%

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MySQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL in England

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MySQL in England.

Daily rate trend for MySQL in England

MySQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MySQL in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for MySQL in England

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MySQL in England.

Hourly rate trend for MySQL in England

MySQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MySQL in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for MySQL in England

MySQL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL within the England region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -55 523 £550 +4.76% 292
North of England -46 124 £440 +17.33% 205
Midlands -53 91 £500 +25.00% 102
West Midlands -38 71 £520 +30.00% 66
East of England -27 70 £500 +5.82% 50
South East -36 70 £465 +16.13% 88
North West -56 65 £450 +12.50% 113
Yorkshire -14 55 £438 +18.64% 69
South West -36 52 £450 +20.00% 78
East Midlands -34 20 £400 +18.52% 36
North East -1 8 £600 +33.33% 23
MySQL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing MySQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MySQL.

1 363 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (34.65%) SQL
3 333 (32.14%) Java
4 318 (30.69%) AWS
5 293 (28.28%) JavaScript
6 278 (26.83%) Oracle
7 276 (26.64%) Linux
7 276 (26.64%) Git (software)
8 263 (25.39%) PostgreSQL
9 235 (22.68%) SQL Server
10 224 (21.62%) PHP
11 207 (19.98%) Azure
12 200 (19.31%) Docker
13 197 (19.02%) MongoDB
14 194 (18.73%) Relational Database
15 193 (18.63%) Python
16 188 (18.15%) Microservices
17 177 (17.08%) React
18 171 (16.51%) DevOps
19 170 (16.41%) Spring
20 168 (16.22%) Software Engineering
21 165 (15.93%) CI/CD
22 162 (15.64%) CSS
23 161 (15.54%) HTML
24 158 (15.25%) Kubernetes
24 158 (15.25%) NoSQL
25 156 (15.06%) Node.js
25 156 (15.06%) Jenkins
25 156 (15.06%) Windows
26 154 (14.86%) Social Skills

MySQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (11.39%) Confluence
2 62 (5.98%) Apache
3 52 (5.02%) nginx
4 50 (4.83%) JBoss
5 47 (4.54%) Drupal
6 32 (3.09%) CMS
7 29 (2.80%) Tomcat
8 27 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (2.61%) SAS
9 23 (2.22%) WordPress
10 22 (2.12%) Apache Spark
10 22 (2.12%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.64%) IIS
12 17 (1.64%) Mule
12 17 (1.64%) Red Hat Fuse
13 16 (1.54%) SharePoint
14 15 (1.45%) WebLogic
15 13 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.87%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 32 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.19%) Notepad++
5 2 (0.19%) SPSS
6 1 (0.097%) GIMP
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.25%) Magento
2 7 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.39%) Shopify
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.097%) assyst
6 1 (0.097%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.097%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 318 (30.69%) AWS
2 207 (19.98%) Azure
3 68 (6.56%) GCP
4 62 (5.98%) Amazon S3
5 52 (5.02%) Serverless
6 45 (4.34%) GitHub
6 45 (4.34%) PaaS
7 43 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
8 34 (3.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 33 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
10 32 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
11 27 (2.61%) Power Platform
12 26 (2.51%) SaaS
13 22 (2.12%) IaaS
14 19 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 19 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.74%) Amazon EKS
15 18 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (1.64%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.89%) DNS
2 33 (3.19%) Firewall
3 29 (2.80%) SSL
4 21 (2.03%) HTTP
5 18 (1.74%) DHCP
6 16 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.54%) VoIP
6 16 (1.54%) VPN
7 13 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (1.16%) MPLS
9 11 (1.06%) Internet
10 10 (0.97%) WAN
10 10 (0.97%) Wireless
11 9 (0.87%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.87%) PBX
11 9 (0.87%) SD-WAN
11 9 (0.87%) Skype
12 8 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.68%) Intranet
13 7 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (25.39%) PostgreSQL
2 235 (22.68%) SQL Server
3 197 (19.02%) MongoDB
4 194 (18.73%) Relational Database
5 158 (15.25%) NoSQL
6 78 (7.53%) Oracle Database
7 65 (6.27%) Hadoop
8 55 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 55 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
9 54 (5.21%) Redis
10 46 (4.44%) MariaDB
11 40 (3.86%) HBase
12 39 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
13 38 (3.67%) Pentaho
14 35 (3.38%) Apache Hive
15 31 (2.99%) RDBMS
16 25 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (2.32%) Amazon Aurora
18 23 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 23 (2.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 276 (26.64%) Git (software)
2 156 (15.06%) Jenkins
3 145 (14.00%) JIRA
4 69 (6.66%) GitLab
5 60 (5.79%) Maven
6 56 (5.41%) Bitbucket
7 42 (4.05%) JUnit
8 41 (3.96%) Subversion
9 34 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 29 (2.80%) SonarQube
11 21 (2.03%) Cypress.io
12 19 (1.83%) Mockito
12 19 (1.83%) Selenium
13 18 (1.74%) Artifactory
14 17 (1.64%) gulp
15 16 (1.54%) Cucumber
16 15 (1.45%) jMock
17 14 (1.35%) Checkstyle
18 13 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 13 (1.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 154 (14.86%) Social Skills
2 139 (13.42%) Finance
3 78 (7.53%) Public Sector
4 75 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.50%) Banking
6 37 (3.57%) Retail
7 25 (2.41%) Marketing
8 20 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.83%) Front Office
10 16 (1.54%) Games
11 14 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
12 11 (1.06%) Advertising
13 9 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.77%) French Language
14 8 (0.77%) Legal
14 8 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.58%) Billing
16 5 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 566 (54.63%) Developer
2 153 (14.77%) Java Developer
3 124 (11.97%) PHP Developer
4 67 (6.47%) Architect
5 64 (6.18%) Senior Developer
5 64 (6.18%) Software Engineer
6 62 (5.98%) Full Stack Developer
7 42 (4.05%) DBA
8 36 (3.47%) React Developer
9 33 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 29 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (2.70%) Administrator
12 27 (2.61%) Analyst
13 26 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
13 26 (2.51%) Data Engineer
13 26 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (2.41%) Oracle DBA
14 25 (2.41%) Python Developer
14 25 (2.41%) Software Developer
15 24 (2.32%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (17.08%) React
2 170 (16.41%) Spring
3 162 (15.64%) CSS
4 161 (15.54%) HTML
5 156 (15.06%) Node.js
6 124 (11.97%) REST
7 115 (11.10%) AngularJS
8 94 (9.07%) .NET
9 90 (8.69%) Spring Boot
10 85 (8.20%) RESTful
11 84 (8.11%) Kafka
12 81 (7.82%) Web Services
13 75 (7.24%) Laravel
14 61 (5.89%) XML
15 60 (5.79%) Hibernate
16 59 (5.69%) jQuery
17 50 (4.83%) JSON
18 49 (4.73%) Vue.js
19 46 (4.44%) LAMP
20 45 (4.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.57%) User Experience
2 34 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
3 29 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.32%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.12%) Cloud Native
5 22 (2.12%) Clustering
6 19 (1.83%) Replication
7 17 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.54%) PKI
9 14 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.25%) e-Learning
10 13 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
13 9 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.87%) iPad
14 7 (0.68%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.68%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 276 (26.64%) Linux
2 156 (15.06%) Windows
3 136 (13.13%) Unix
4 54 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (3.96%) Ubuntu
6 33 (3.19%) Debian
7 28 (2.70%) Windows Server
8 21 (2.03%) CentOS
9 14 (1.35%) AIX
9 14 (1.35%) Solaris
10 12 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.29%) Android
15 3 (0.29%) SUSE
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.19%) Fedora
16 2 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (18.15%) Microservices
3 171 (16.51%) DevOps
4 168 (16.22%) Software Engineering
5 165 (15.93%) CI/CD
6 153 (14.77%) TDD
7 147 (14.19%) Scrum
8 139 (13.42%) Full Stack Development
9 129 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
9 129 (12.45%) Test Automation
10 115 (11.10%) OO
11 108 (10.42%) Analytics
12 103 (9.94%) BDD
13 89 (8.59%) MVC
14 87 (8.40%) Migration
15 76 (7.34%) ETL
15 76 (7.34%) OOP
16 68 (6.56%) Configuration Management
16 68 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
17 63 (6.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 359 (34.65%) SQL
2 333 (32.14%) Java
3 293 (28.28%) JavaScript
4 224 (21.62%) PHP
5 193 (18.63%) Python
6 88 (8.49%) C#
7 81 (7.82%) Java 8
8 68 (6.56%) Java 11
9 65 (6.27%) TypeScript
10 59 (5.69%) Bash
11 57 (5.50%) PL/SQL
12 46 (4.44%) Shell Script
13 45 (4.34%) PowerShell
14 42 (4.05%) Perl
15 34 (3.28%) Scala
15 34 (3.28%) T-SQL
16 24 (2.32%) VBA
17 22 (2.12%) C
17 22 (2.12%) Ruby
18 21 (2.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.83%) Degree
4 20 (1.93%) OCPJP
4 20 (1.93%) Sun Certification
5 19 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.68%) ISEB
8 7 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.39%) PMP
11 3 (0.29%) RHCE
12 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) MCSE
12 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.73%) QA
2 25 (2.41%) GDPR
3 19 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.25%) Accessibility
5 10 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.87%) COBIT
6 9 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.87%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.097%) GLBA
8 1 (0.097%) NIST
8 1 (0.097%) WCAG
System Software
1 200 (19.31%) Docker
2 65 (6.27%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.38%) HDFS
4 24 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (1.35%) vCloud
7 13 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.68%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.58%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (0.29%) Postfix
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.19%) iptables
11 2 (0.19%) NFS
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.19%) Samba
11 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.097%) Firmware
12 1 (0.097%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 158 (15.25%) Kubernetes
2 122 (11.78%) Terraform
3 102 (9.85%) Ansible
4 43 (4.15%) Prometheus
5 40 (3.86%) Grafana
6 30 (2.90%) Puppet
7 26 (2.51%) ZABBIX
8 25 (2.41%) SCCM
9 24 (2.32%) HAProxy
10 19 (1.83%) Kibana
11 18 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (1.64%) Consul
12 17 (1.64%) Data Guard
13 14 (1.35%) Fluentd
13 14 (1.35%) Nagios
14 13 (1.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 10 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 10 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
16 9 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
16 9 (0.87%) yum
Vendors
1 278 (26.83%) Oracle
2 118 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 81 (7.82%) Red Hat
4 44 (4.25%) VMware
5 41 (3.96%) Google
6 39 (3.76%) Sybase
7 34 (3.28%) Informatica
8 33 (3.19%) Talend
9 25 (2.41%) Atlassian
10 24 (2.32%) Zend
11 23 (2.22%) Sun
12 22 (2.12%) Cisco
12 22 (2.12%) SAP
13 20 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.64%) Cloudera
14 17 (1.64%) Databricks
15 15 (1.45%) CyberArk
15 15 (1.45%) Sonatype
16 14 (1.35%) CA
17 11 (1.06%) New Relic