Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 116 113
Rank change year-on-year -63 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing MySQL 722 806 1,856
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.47% 2.07% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.10% 9.39% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 577 1,255
10th Percentile £300 £325 £308
25th Percentile £375 £400 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £488 £463
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
75th Percentile £550 £600 £550
90th Percentile £625 £713 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 13
10th Percentile " £30.90 £18.85
25th Percentile £19.00 £36.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £46.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -54.84% +32.86% +28.87%
75th Percentile £25.23 £56.25 £44.25
90th Percentile £35.48 £62.10 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £46.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -54.84% +32.86% +28.87%

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 10,172 8,580 18,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.75% 22.00% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,059 6,005 13,095
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £600 £594 £575
90th Percentile £698 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 121 204
10th Percentile £11.37 £12.63 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.50 £18.00 £17.44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.70 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.21% -17.67% -3.23%
75th Percentile £48.75 £44.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £64.60 £61.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.31% -17.67% -7.69%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -120 314 £500 - 215
North of England 0 109 £380 -11.11% 251
Midlands +50 99 £438 +7.36% 139
West Midlands +41 81 £450 +12.50% 98
South East +23 80 £400 -15.79% 128
North West -9 74 £370 -12.94% 142
East of England -13 53 £473 -0.26% 55
South West +6 28 £490 +10.42% 94
Yorkshire +14 25 £425 -10.53% 88
East Midlands +10 18 £300 -29.41% 41
North East +14 10 £465 +55.00% 21
MySQL
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 276 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (37.67%) SQL
3 249 (34.49%) JavaScript
4 240 (33.24%) Oracle
5 237 (32.83%) AWS
6 225 (31.16%) Java
7 200 (27.70%) Linux
8 197 (27.29%) PHP
9 181 (25.07%) Git (software)
10 180 (24.93%) Azure
11 167 (23.13%) Python
12 161 (22.30%) Social Skills
13 160 (22.16%) HTML
14 157 (21.75%) SQL Server
15 154 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
16 146 (20.22%) Docker
17 142 (19.67%) CSS
18 128 (17.73%) Windows
19 125 (17.31%) Microservices
20 121 (16.76%) DevOps
21 120 (16.62%) MongoDB
22 114 (15.79%) Jenkins
23 110 (15.24%) Unix
24 105 (14.54%) JIRA
24 105 (14.54%) Node.js
25 100 (13.85%) React
26 99 (13.71%) GCP
26 99 (13.71%) Relational Database
27 95 (13.16%) Kubernetes
28 94 (13.02%) Microsoft

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 68 (9.42%) Apache
2 67 (9.28%) Confluence
3 32 (4.43%) JBoss
4 30 (4.16%) Tomcat
5 29 (4.02%) Drupal
6 28 (3.88%) Apache Spark
7 27 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (3.32%) SAS
9 18 (2.49%) CMS
9 18 (2.49%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.35%) Red Hat Fuse
11 16 (2.22%) Mule
12 15 (2.08%) SharePoint
13 12 (1.66%) IBM Domino
13 12 (1.66%) nginx
14 11 (1.52%) WordPress
15 10 (1.39%) IIS
16 9 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.97%) Apache ServiceMix
17 7 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.42%) Adobe XD
3 3 (0.42%) Figma
3 3 (0.42%) Sketch
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.28%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 36 (4.99%) Magento
2 11 (1.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (1.52%) SAP FI-CA
2 11 (1.52%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (1.25%) Shopify
4 7 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.28%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 237 (32.83%) AWS
2 180 (24.93%) Azure
3 99 (13.71%) GCP
4 66 (9.14%) Serverless
5 52 (7.20%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (6.09%) Amazon S3
7 30 (4.16%) Power Platform
8 21 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (2.91%) Microsoft 365
9 20 (2.77%) PaaS
10 18 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (2.49%) SaaS
11 16 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (2.22%) Cloud Functions
11 16 (2.22%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.08%) GitHub
12 15 (2.08%) IaaS
13 12 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.71%) DNS
2 33 (4.57%) Firewall
3 25 (3.46%) HTTP
4 20 (2.77%) DHCP
5 17 (2.35%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.66%) SSL
6 12 (1.66%) VPN
7 10 (1.39%) SSH
8 9 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (1.25%) FTP
8 9 (1.25%) SAN
8 9 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.97%) WAN
10 6 (0.83%) Internet
10 6 (0.83%) LAN
10 6 (0.83%) Skype
10 6 (0.83%) SMTP
11 5 (0.69%) SNMP
11 5 (0.69%) VLAN
12 4 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (21.75%) SQL Server
2 154 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
3 120 (16.62%) MongoDB
4 99 (13.71%) Relational Database
5 81 (11.22%) NoSQL
6 66 (9.14%) Hadoop
7 48 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (6.37%) Oracle Database
9 40 (5.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 38 (5.26%) Apache Hive
10 38 (5.26%) Pentaho
11 35 (4.85%) Redis
12 33 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
13 32 (4.43%) Big Data
13 32 (4.43%) DB2
14 31 (4.29%) MariaDB
15 30 (4.16%) Power BI
16 28 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
17 25 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (3.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 181 (25.07%) Git (software)
2 114 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 105 (14.54%) JIRA
4 43 (5.96%) Bitbucket
5 41 (5.68%) Maven
6 31 (4.29%) GitLab
7 29 (4.02%) Subversion
8 25 (3.46%) JUnit
9 18 (2.49%) SoapUI
9 18 (2.49%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.35%) Postman
11 15 (2.08%) jMock
12 14 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.80%) SonarQube
14 12 (1.66%) Artifactory
14 12 (1.66%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.66%) Vagrant
15 10 (1.39%) Gradle
15 10 (1.39%) Selenium
15 10 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 161 (22.30%) Social Skills
2 59 (8.17%) Finance
3 53 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (7.20%) Public Sector
5 36 (4.99%) Retail
6 33 (4.57%) Banking
7 20 (2.77%) Investment Banking
8 17 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
9 16 (2.22%) Marketing
10 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.25%) Front Office
12 9 (1.25%) Games
13 7 (0.97%) Advertising
14 6 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (0.83%) Law
15 4 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.42%) French Language
16 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 387 (53.60%) Developer
2 92 (12.74%) PHP Developer
3 68 (9.42%) Java Developer
4 67 (9.28%) Senior Developer
5 53 (7.34%) Full Stack Developer
6 39 (5.40%) Architect
7 36 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 29 (4.02%) Software Engineer
9 28 (3.88%) Analyst
9 28 (3.88%) React Developer
10 27 (3.74%) Data Engineer
11 25 (3.46%) DBA
12 21 (2.91%) Backend Developer
12 21 (2.91%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 20 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
14 19 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
14 19 (2.63%) MySQL Developer
14 19 (2.63%) Node.js Developer
14 19 (2.63%) Python Developer
15 17 (2.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (22.16%) HTML
2 142 (19.67%) CSS
3 105 (14.54%) Node.js
4 100 (13.85%) React
5 81 (11.22%) Spring
6 79 (10.94%) REST
7 76 (10.53%) Web Services
8 72 (9.97%) Laravel
9 64 (8.86%) .NET
10 60 (8.31%) XML
11 58 (8.03%) AngularJS
12 54 (7.48%) RESTful
13 52 (7.20%) HTML5
14 47 (6.51%) JSON
14 47 (6.51%) LAMP
15 46 (6.37%) Spring Boot
16 45 (6.23%) SOAP
17 41 (5.68%) Middleware
18 35 (4.85%) Symfony
19 33 (4.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.16%) User Experience
2 21 (2.91%) Data Structures
2 21 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (2.49%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.22%) Clustering
5 15 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 14 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.52%) iPad
8 10 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.11%) Replication
11 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.83%) PKI
11 6 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.69%) CMDB
12 5 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 200 (27.70%) Linux
2 128 (17.73%) Windows
3 110 (15.24%) Unix
4 24 (3.32%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.94%) Android
7 14 (1.94%) CentOS
7 14 (1.94%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.69%) AIX
12 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.42%) Solaris
14 3 (0.42%) SUSE
14 3 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (17.31%) Microservices
3 121 (16.76%) DevOps
4 94 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
5 89 (12.33%) Software Engineering
6 86 (11.91%) Scrum
7 81 (11.22%) TDD
8 70 (9.70%) Test Automation
9 69 (9.56%) E-Commerce
9 69 (9.56%) OO
10 67 (9.28%) ETL
11 63 (8.73%) Analytics
11 63 (8.73%) MVC
12 57 (7.89%) BDD
13 53 (7.34%) Migration
14 51 (7.06%) Open Source
14 51 (7.06%) SDLC
15 49 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (6.79%) Configuration Management
16 48 (6.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 272 (37.67%) SQL
2 249 (34.49%) JavaScript
3 225 (31.16%) Java
4 197 (27.29%) PHP
5 167 (23.13%) Python
6 61 (8.45%) C#
7 56 (7.76%) Perl
8 46 (6.37%) PL/SQL
9 38 (5.26%) Bash Shell
10 35 (4.85%) TypeScript
11 32 (4.43%) PowerShell
12 31 (4.29%) Shell Script
13 30 (4.16%) Java 8
14 29 (4.02%) Go
15 27 (3.74%) C++
15 27 (3.74%) R
16 24 (3.32%) Ruby
16 24 (3.32%) Scala
17 22 (3.05%) ES6
18 20 (2.77%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 38 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.05%) Degree
4 13 (1.80%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.39%) ISEB
7 8 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.11%) OCPJP
7 8 (1.11%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.97%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.55%) RHCE
11 2 (0.28%) CCIE
11 2 (0.28%) CCNA
11 2 (0.28%) CCNP
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.28%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.43%) QA
2 14 (1.94%) GRC
3 12 (1.66%) GDPR
4 6 (0.83%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.55%) COBIT
6 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) FISMA
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 146 (20.22%) Docker
2 38 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 34 (4.71%) HDFS
4 20 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.97%) Postfix
7 7 (0.97%) qmail
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.55%) vSphere
9 3 (0.42%) RACF
10 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.28%) KVM
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) Ceph
11 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (13.16%) Kubernetes
2 76 (10.53%) Ansible
3 64 (8.86%) Terraform
4 16 (2.22%) Puppet
5 15 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.94%) SCCM
7 9 (1.25%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.83%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.83%) Nagios
9 6 (0.83%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (0.55%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.55%) Galera Cluster
10 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.42%) Avamar
11 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.42%) Istio
11 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 240 (33.24%) Oracle
2 94 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.99%) Google
4 35 (4.85%) Red Hat
4 35 (4.85%) VMware
5 29 (4.02%) SAP
6 27 (3.74%) IBM
7 24 (3.32%) Informatica
8 20 (2.77%) Sybase
8 20 (2.77%) Talend
9 19 (2.63%) Alibaba
10 18 (2.49%) Cisco
11 16 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (2.08%) Zend
13 14 (1.94%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.94%) Cloudera
14 13 (1.80%) Teradata
15 12 (1.66%) Citrix
15 12 (1.66%) ServiceNow
15 12 (1.66%) Xerox