Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 134 117
Rank change year-on-year -28 -17 -18
Contract jobs citing MySQL 652 1,030 1,990
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.92% 2.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.39% 8.98% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 711 1,326
10th Percentile £300 £313 £304
25th Percentile £360 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £475 £453
Median % change year-on-year -2.11% +4.97% +0.56%
75th Percentile £540 £556 £550
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £466 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.61% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 12
10th Percentile " £21.83 £18.43
25th Percentile £19.00 £22.69 £29.94
Median hourly rate £22.00 £24.75 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% -29.29% +8.53%
75th Percentile £31.94 £26.19 £45.63
90th Percentile £68.00 £26.68 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -29.29% +9.38%

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 8,826 11,464 20,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.14% 21.38% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,130 7,907 14,116
10th Percentile £315 £325 £325
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £488
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
75th Percentile £594 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 158 213
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.31 £14.02
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.06 £18.59
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% -28.57% +16.67%
75th Percentile £44.04 £44.19 £47.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £62.16 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £24.71 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.22% -17.63% -1.64%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -73 284 £500 - 209
North of England +12 110 £375 -8.54% 235
North West +2 80 £356 -11.00% 144
Midlands +45 72 £383 -4.38% 122
South East +25 62 £400 -11.11% 96
East of England +19 60 £465 +6.29% 37
West Midlands +22 44 £402 +0.38% 74
South West +49 31 £475 +18.75% 76
East Midlands +39 28 £333 -23.56% 47
Yorkshire +9 20 £375 -21.05% 68
North East +23 10 £465 -2.11% 23
MySQL
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 251 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (36.50%) SQL
3 226 (34.66%) JavaScript
4 218 (33.44%) Oracle
5 207 (31.75%) AWS
6 174 (26.69%) Java
7 165 (25.31%) Git (software)
8 161 (24.69%) Linux
9 155 (23.77%) HTML
10 152 (23.31%) SQL Server
11 149 (22.85%) PHP
12 144 (22.09%) CSS
13 135 (20.71%) Python
14 133 (20.40%) PostgreSQL
15 126 (19.33%) Azure
16 113 (17.33%) Docker
17 112 (17.18%) Microservices
17 112 (17.18%) MongoDB
18 108 (16.56%) DevOps
19 99 (15.18%) Node.js
20 94 (14.42%) Kubernetes
20 94 (14.42%) TDD
21 92 (14.11%) Relational Database
22 90 (13.80%) Jenkins
23 85 (13.04%) JIRA
24 84 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
25 80 (12.27%) Microsoft
25 80 (12.27%) NoSQL
26 79 (12.12%) React
26 79 (12.12%) Windows

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 60 (9.20%) Apache
2 48 (7.36%) Confluence
3 31 (4.75%) JBoss
4 23 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.37%) WebSphere
6 20 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.45%) Apache Spark
8 15 (2.30%) Drupal
9 13 (1.99%) Mule
9 13 (1.99%) nginx
9 13 (1.99%) Red Hat Fuse
10 12 (1.84%) CMS
10 12 (1.84%) IBM Domino
11 11 (1.69%) WordPress
12 8 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.07%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (1.07%) SAS
14 6 (0.92%) IIS
14 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.07%) Spreadsheet
2 19 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.46%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.46%) Figma
4 3 (0.46%) Sketch
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (4.91%) Magento
2 12 (1.84%) SAP FI-CA
2 12 (1.84%) SAP PSCD
2 12 (1.84%) Shopify
3 9 (1.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.31%) CiviCRM
4 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Exstream
5 1 (0.15%) FastStats
5 1 (0.15%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 207 (31.75%) AWS
2 126 (19.33%) Azure
3 63 (9.66%) Amazon S3
4 59 (9.05%) Serverless
5 53 (8.13%) GCP
6 51 (7.82%) AWS Lambda
7 31 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (3.83%) GitHub
9 22 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (3.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
11 20 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (2.91%) Power Platform
13 17 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
15 14 (2.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 14 (2.15%) CloudFront
16 13 (1.99%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (1.99%) AWS Step Functions
16 13 (1.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.83%) DNS
2 23 (3.53%) Firewall
2 23 (3.53%) HTTP
3 13 (1.99%) DHCP
4 11 (1.69%) SSH
5 10 (1.53%) SSL
5 10 (1.53%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.23%) VPN
7 7 (1.07%) FTP
8 6 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.92%) Skype
8 6 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.61%) CTI
10 4 (0.61%) MPLS
10 4 (0.61%) PBX
10 4 (0.61%) Softphone
10 4 (0.61%) VLAN
10 4 (0.61%) VoIP
10 4 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (23.31%) SQL Server
2 133 (20.40%) PostgreSQL
3 112 (17.18%) MongoDB
4 92 (14.11%) Relational Database
5 80 (12.27%) NoSQL
6 53 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (6.90%) Hadoop
8 41 (6.29%) Amazon RDS
9 40 (6.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 38 (5.83%) Oracle Database
11 32 (4.91%) Redis
12 30 (4.60%) Amazon Aurora
12 30 (4.60%) Apache Hive
13 26 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (3.68%) Big Data
14 24 (3.68%) Pentaho
15 21 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (3.07%) MariaDB
17 19 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
17 19 (2.91%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 165 (25.31%) Git (software)
2 90 (13.80%) Jenkins
3 85 (13.04%) JIRA
4 34 (5.21%) Maven
5 24 (3.68%) Subversion
6 21 (3.22%) Bitbucket
6 21 (3.22%) JUnit
6 21 (3.22%) Selenium
6 21 (3.22%) SoapUI
7 20 (3.07%) Gradle
8 17 (2.61%) GitLab
9 14 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.15%) Postman
10 13 (1.99%) jMock
11 12 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.84%) CircleCI
12 11 (1.69%) Artifactory
12 11 (1.69%) Hudson
12 11 (1.69%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (8.59%) Finance
2 42 (6.44%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.67%) Retail
4 29 (4.45%) Banking
5 15 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.69%) Marketing
8 7 (1.07%) Advertising
8 7 (1.07%) Games
9 6 (0.92%) Law
10 5 (0.77%) French Language
11 4 (0.61%) Automotive
11 4 (0.61%) Front Office
11 4 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 348 (53.37%) Developer
2 79 (12.12%) PHP Developer
3 64 (9.82%) Senior Developer
4 59 (9.05%) Full Stack Developer
5 57 (8.74%) Java Developer
6 37 (5.67%) Architect
7 34 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 32 (4.91%) DBA
9 31 (4.75%) AWS Engineer
9 31 (4.75%) React Developer
10 23 (3.53%) Analyst
10 23 (3.53%) Node.js Developer
10 23 (3.53%) Software Engineer
11 22 (3.37%) Data Engineer
11 22 (3.37%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 20 (3.07%) AWS Developer
12 20 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (2.91%) Consultant
14 18 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
15 17 (2.61%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (23.77%) HTML
2 144 (22.09%) CSS
3 99 (15.18%) Node.js
4 79 (12.12%) React
5 74 (11.35%) Web Services
6 73 (11.20%) .NET
6 73 (11.20%) XML
7 70 (10.74%) Laravel
8 69 (10.58%) REST
9 68 (10.43%) Spring
10 51 (7.82%) JSON
11 50 (7.67%) AngularJS
12 46 (7.06%) HTML5
13 45 (6.90%) RESTful
14 39 (5.98%) SOAP
15 38 (5.83%) Middleware
16 33 (5.06%) Kafka
16 33 (5.06%) LAMP
17 31 (4.75%) CSS3
18 29 (4.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.52%) User Experience
3 25 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.30%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.15%) Clustering
6 14 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.69%) Replication
10 10 (1.53%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.07%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.92%) iPad
13 6 (0.92%) NHS
14 5 (0.77%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.77%) PKI
14 5 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 161 (24.69%) Linux
2 79 (12.12%) Windows
3 77 (11.81%) Unix
4 16 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.15%) Android
5 14 (2.15%) CentOS
5 14 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.07%) AIX
7 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.07%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.46%) Debian
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) SUSE
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) Alpine Linux
11 2 (0.31%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (38.50%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (17.18%) Microservices
3 108 (16.56%) DevOps
4 94 (14.42%) TDD
5 84 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (11.20%) Software Engineering
7 66 (10.12%) Scrum
8 64 (9.82%) Test Automation
9 61 (9.36%) ETL
10 60 (9.20%) Migration
11 55 (8.44%) E-Commerce
12 53 (8.13%) BDD
12 53 (8.13%) OO
13 47 (7.21%) MVC
14 44 (6.75%) Analytics
15 42 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (6.13%) Open Source
16 40 (6.13%) SDLC
17 39 (5.98%) Unit Testing
18 38 (5.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (36.50%) SQL
2 226 (34.66%) JavaScript
3 174 (26.69%) Java
4 149 (22.85%) PHP
5 135 (20.71%) Python
6 55 (8.44%) C#
7 38 (5.83%) TypeScript
8 35 (5.37%) PL/SQL
9 33 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 33 (5.06%) Go
10 29 (4.45%) Perl
11 28 (4.29%) C++
12 25 (3.83%) Ruby
13 20 (3.07%) ES6
13 20 (3.07%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.91%) Shell Script
15 16 (2.45%) Java 8
16 15 (2.30%) C
16 15 (2.30%) R
17 14 (2.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 38 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.76%) Degree
4 14 (2.15%) AWS Certification
4 14 (2.15%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.69%) ISEB
7 7 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.07%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.07%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) CEH
10 1 (0.15%) CISSP
10 1 (0.15%) GIAC
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.90%) QA
2 8 (1.23%) GDPR
2 8 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.31%) NCSC
5 2 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) GRC
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (17.33%) Docker
2 25 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.68%) HDFS
4 17 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.07%) Postfix
6 7 (1.07%) qmail
7 6 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.15%) Ceph
11 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.15%) GPFS
11 1 (0.15%) KVM
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 94 (14.42%) Kubernetes
2 59 (9.05%) Terraform
3 51 (7.82%) Ansible
4 18 (2.76%) Puppet
5 15 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.07%) Istio
7 6 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 5 (0.77%) Control-M
9 4 (0.61%) Foglight
9 4 (0.61%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.61%) SCCM
10 3 (0.46%) Galera Cluster
10 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.31%) Kibana
11 2 (0.31%) Nagios
11 2 (0.31%) Packer
11 2 (0.31%) SCOM
11 2 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 218 (33.44%) Oracle
2 80 (12.27%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.14%) IBM
4 26 (3.99%) Google
5 24 (3.68%) SAP
6 22 (3.37%) VMware
7 21 (3.22%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.07%) Sybase
9 18 (2.76%) Cloudera
10 16 (2.45%) Dynatrace
11 15 (2.30%) Zend
12 14 (2.15%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (1.84%) Cisco
14 12 (1.84%) Xerox
15 10 (1.53%) Murex
16 9 (1.38%) New Relic
17 8 (1.23%) HP
17 8 (1.23%) Splunk
17 8 (1.23%) Sun