Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 175 99 113
Rank change year-on-year -76 +14 -12
Contract jobs citing MySQL 994 649 1,807
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.57% 2.46% 2.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.23% 10.66% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 474 1,244
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
25th Percentile £400 £413 £386
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £473
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.82% +9.88%
75th Percentile £550 £615 £541
90th Percentile £638 £750 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
10th Percentile £19.00 £13.90 £6.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% -8.33% +33.33%
75th Percentile £37.84 £38.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £55.05 £54.90 £46.67
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -8.33% +33.33%

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 13,745 6,088 18,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 23.11% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,673 4,261 12,663
10th Percentile £350 £315 £325
25th Percentile £419 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £656
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 95 221
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.63 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.73 £17.09
Median hourly rate £28.68 £25.05 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.50% -16.52% +8.19%
75th Percentile £54.03 £44.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.25 £55.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.16% -19.17% +9.09%

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -116 441 £500 -7.19% 274
North of England -24 145 £430 +1.18% 198
Midlands +5 119 £490 +30.67% 108
South East -21 105 £405 -10.52% 120
North West -18 100 £438 -2.78% 115
West Midlands +12 98 £495 +23.75% 67
East of England -35 69 £513 +8.47% 41
South West -23 44 £400 -13.51% 72
Yorkshire -35 34 £425 +41.67% 58
East Midlands -29 18 £320 -1.54% 41
North East -10 11 £470 +9.62% 25
MySQL
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 366 (36.82%) AWS
2 361 (36.32%) Java
2 361 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (36.22%) SQL
4 301 (30.28%) Oracle
5 281 (28.27%) JavaScript
6 278 (27.97%) Linux
7 256 (25.75%) PHP
8 253 (25.45%) Git (software)
9 236 (23.74%) SQL Server
10 232 (23.34%) Azure
11 222 (22.33%) PostgreSQL
12 214 (21.53%) Social Skills
13 209 (21.03%) Docker
14 206 (20.72%) Python
15 194 (19.52%) MongoDB
16 188 (18.91%) Microservices
17 187 (18.81%) DevOps
18 178 (17.91%) Windows
19 166 (16.70%) React
20 163 (16.40%) Jenkins
21 160 (16.10%) Relational Database
22 159 (16.00%) HTML
23 158 (15.90%) Spring
24 156 (15.69%) JIRA
25 153 (15.39%) TDD
26 148 (14.89%) Software Engineering
27 141 (14.19%) Scrum
28 138 (13.88%) CSS
29 135 (13.58%) REST

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
1 115 (11.57%) Confluence
2 80 (8.05%) Apache
3 51 (5.13%) Apache Spark
4 44 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
5 40 (4.02%) Tomcat
6 39 (3.92%) JBoss
7 35 (3.52%) SAS
8 34 (3.42%) nginx
9 30 (3.02%) CMS
10 28 (2.82%) Drupal
11 23 (2.31%) Red Hat Fuse
12 21 (2.11%) IIS
13 20 (2.01%) Mule
14 19 (1.91%) SharePoint
15 18 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (1.71%) WordPress
17 15 (1.51%) WebSphere
18 11 (1.11%) WebLogic
19 10 (1.01%) Moodle
19 10 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.40%) SPSS
5 3 (0.30%) GIMP
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.10%) Figma
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Sketch
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (2.72%) Magento
2 9 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.50%) SAP FI-CA
3 5 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.30%) Shopify
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.10%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 366 (36.82%) AWS
2 232 (23.34%) Azure
3 119 (11.97%) GCP
4 76 (7.65%) Serverless
5 61 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
6 50 (5.03%) GitHub
7 46 (4.63%) Amazon S3
8 44 (4.43%) Power Platform
9 36 (3.62%) SaaS
10 33 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (3.12%) PaaS
12 27 (2.72%) Microsoft 365
13 23 (2.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 21 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (2.01%) Cloud Functions
16 17 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
17 16 (1.61%) IaaS
18 13 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
18 13 (1.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.02%) DNS
2 38 (3.82%) HTTP
3 28 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 26 (2.62%) Firewall
5 21 (2.11%) DHCP
6 19 (1.91%) SSL
7 15 (1.51%) VPN
8 14 (1.41%) VoIP
9 11 (1.11%) FTP
9 11 (1.11%) Internet
9 11 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.01%) SSH
11 9 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (0.91%) SAN
11 9 (0.91%) SMTP
11 9 (0.91%) WAN
12 8 (0.80%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.80%) PuTTY
13 7 (0.70%) IPv4
13 7 (0.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 222 (22.33%) PostgreSQL
3 194 (19.52%) MongoDB
4 160 (16.10%) Relational Database
5 133 (13.38%) NoSQL
6 90 (9.05%) Hadoop
7 80 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
7 80 (8.05%) Oracle Database
8 73 (7.34%) Redis
9 69 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 48 (4.83%) HBase
11 44 (4.43%) MariaDB
11 44 (4.43%) Power BI
12 41 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
13 40 (4.02%) Pentaho
14 39 (3.92%) DB2
15 38 (3.82%) Apache Hive
16 36 (3.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 32 (3.22%) RDBMS
18 29 (2.92%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 253 (25.45%) Git (software)
2 163 (16.40%) Jenkins
3 156 (15.69%) JIRA
4 63 (6.34%) Bitbucket
4 63 (6.34%) Maven
5 56 (5.63%) GitLab
6 46 (4.63%) Subversion
7 37 (3.72%) JUnit
8 22 (2.21%) SonarQube
8 22 (2.21%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.11%) PHPUnit
10 20 (2.01%) Selenium
11 19 (1.91%) jMock
11 19 (1.91%) Mockito
12 17 (1.71%) Checkstyle
12 17 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.71%) gulp
13 15 (1.51%) Gradle
13 15 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (1.41%) Artifactory
General
1 214 (21.53%) Social Skills
2 91 (9.15%) Finance
3 66 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (6.24%) Public Sector
5 41 (4.12%) Banking
6 29 (2.92%) Marketing
6 29 (2.92%) Retail
7 25 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 20 (2.01%) Front Office
9 17 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (1.41%) Games
11 13 (1.31%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.11%) Advertising
12 11 (1.11%) Law
12 11 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (0.91%) Legal
14 4 (0.40%) Automotive
14 4 (0.40%) French Language
15 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 506 (50.91%) Developer
2 138 (13.88%) Java Developer
3 123 (12.37%) PHP Developer
4 72 (7.24%) Senior Developer
5 65 (6.54%) Full Stack Developer
6 60 (6.04%) Software Engineer
7 51 (5.13%) Architect
8 50 (5.03%) Data Engineer
9 44 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 41 (4.12%) Analyst
11 31 (3.12%) DBA
12 30 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 28 (2.82%) React Developer
14 27 (2.72%) AWS Engineer
15 22 (2.21%) Backend Developer
15 22 (2.21%) Consultant
16 21 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
17 20 (2.01%) MySQL Developer
17 20 (2.01%) Node.js Developer
18 19 (1.91%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (16.70%) React
2 159 (16.00%) HTML
3 158 (15.90%) Spring
4 138 (13.88%) CSS
5 135 (13.58%) REST
6 131 (13.18%) Node.js
7 106 (10.66%) Web Services
8 99 (9.96%) Spring Boot
9 91 (9.15%) AngularJS
10 90 (9.05%) .NET
11 88 (8.85%) Laravel
12 71 (7.14%) RESTful
13 70 (7.04%) Kafka
14 60 (6.04%) SOAP
14 60 (6.04%) XML
15 59 (5.94%) JSON
15 59 (5.94%) LAMP
16 52 (5.23%) Hibernate
17 50 (5.03%) HTML5
18 45 (4.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 28 (2.82%) Data Structures
3 27 (2.72%) User Experience
4 17 (1.71%) Public Cloud
5 16 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (1.51%) Data Centre
6 15 (1.51%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.51%) PKI
7 14 (1.41%) NHS
8 13 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.21%) Clustering
9 12 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.21%) iPad
10 11 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 11 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.80%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 278 (27.97%) Linux
2 178 (17.91%) Windows
3 128 (12.88%) Unix
4 48 (4.83%) Windows Server
5 41 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.41%) CentOS
8 13 (1.31%) Debian
9 12 (1.21%) Android
10 11 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.91%) Solaris
11 9 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.60%) AIX
14 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.40%) VMS
16 3 (0.30%) SUSE
16 3 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (18.91%) Microservices
3 187 (18.81%) DevOps
4 153 (15.39%) TDD
5 148 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 141 (14.19%) Scrum
7 129 (12.98%) Full Stack Development
8 123 (12.37%) Test Automation
9 107 (10.76%) BDD
9 107 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (10.66%) OO
11 101 (10.16%) Analytics
12 87 (8.75%) ETL
13 86 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (8.65%) Open Source
14 78 (7.85%) Migration
15 77 (7.75%) Configuration Management
16 75 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
17 70 (7.04%) E-Commerce
18 68 (6.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 361 (36.32%) Java
2 360 (36.22%) SQL
3 281 (28.27%) JavaScript
4 256 (25.75%) PHP
5 206 (20.72%) Python
6 85 (8.55%) Java 8
7 81 (8.15%) C#
8 79 (7.95%) Perl
9 74 (7.44%) Java 11
10 58 (5.84%) PL/SQL
11 50 (5.03%) Bash Shell
12 41 (4.12%) Shell Script
13 38 (3.82%) TypeScript
14 36 (3.62%) PowerShell
15 34 (3.42%) Scala
16 31 (3.12%) Go
17 30 (3.02%) C++
18 29 (2.92%) VBA
19 27 (2.72%) T-SQL
20 26 (2.62%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (6.74%) Degree
2 64 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 52 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.92%) OCPJP
4 29 (2.92%) Sun Certification
5 22 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.80%) RHCE
9 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.40%) ISEB
11 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.20%) CCIE
13 2 (0.20%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.12%) QA
2 26 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.91%) Accessibility
4 17 (1.71%) GDPR
5 14 (1.41%) GRC
6 5 (0.50%) SLA
7 4 (0.40%) COBIT
7 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.30%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) FISMA
9 1 (0.10%) NIST
9 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 209 (21.03%) Docker
2 58 (5.84%) Active Directory
3 35 (3.52%) HDFS
4 19 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.40%) Postfix
7 4 (0.40%) vCloud
8 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.30%) RACF
8 3 (0.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.20%) KVM
9 2 (0.20%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.10%) qmail
10 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 110 (11.07%) Kubernetes
2 98 (9.86%) Ansible
3 87 (8.75%) Terraform
4 36 (3.62%) Puppet
5 21 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.51%) SCCM
7 12 (1.21%) Nagios
8 10 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (1.01%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.91%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 7 (0.70%) Grafana
10 7 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.60%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.60%) Fluentd
11 6 (0.60%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.60%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.50%) cPanel
12 5 (0.50%) Kibana
12 5 (0.50%) Plesk
Vendors
1 301 (30.28%) Oracle
2 123 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.73%) Red Hat
4 54 (5.43%) VMware
5 46 (4.63%) Google
6 37 (3.72%) Sybase
6 37 (3.72%) Talend
7 34 (3.42%) Informatica
8 32 (3.22%) SAP
9 29 (2.92%) Sun
10 23 (2.31%) Alibaba
11 20 (2.01%) Cisco
11 20 (2.01%) IBM
12 19 (1.91%) Databricks
13 16 (1.61%) ServiceNow
14 15 (1.51%) Alteryx
14 15 (1.51%) Cloudera
14 15 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.31%) EMC
16 12 (1.21%) Teradata