Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a MySQL DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 844 794
Rank change year-on-year 0 -50 +36
Contract jobs requiring a MySQL DBA 52 42 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.040% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.042% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 77
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +7.49%
10th Percentile £319 £308 £278
90th Percentile £500 £545 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

MySQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured MySQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MySQL DBA.

Contractor daily rate trend for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL DBA over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL DBA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England +3 52 £400 +6.67% 4
UK excluding London +58 39 £375 -6.25% 3
South East +21 22 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands - 15 £400 - 1
Midlands - 15 £400 - 1
London -24 13 £423 +12.87% 1
North of England +56 1 £375 - 1
East of England -2 1 - -
North West - 1 £375 - 1

MySQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, MySQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring MySQL DBA in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) MySQL
2 37 (71.15%) Linux
3 33 (63.46%) Clustering
4 24 (46.15%) Migration
5 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
6 20 (38.46%) Replication
7 15 (28.85%) Percona
7 15 (28.85%) Galera Cluster
8 14 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (25.00%) Microservices
9 13 (25.00%) SQL
10 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
11 11 (21.15%) Python
12 9 (17.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (17.31%) MySQL Certification
13 8 (15.38%) Windows
14 7 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
16 4 (7.69%) PHP
16 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
16 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
16 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
17 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
17 3 (5.77%) SQL Optimisation
17 3 (5.77%) High Availability
17 3 (5.77%) Oracle
17 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
17 3 (5.77%) ETL

MySQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) MySQL
2 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
3 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (17.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.85%) Big Data
7 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.77%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.77%) Publishing
2 2 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Doctrine
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (63.46%) Clustering
2 20 (38.46%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (71.15%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Migration
2 13 (25.00%) Microservices
3 7 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) ETL
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Optimisation
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.92%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.92%) Database Tuning
8 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (1.92%) Open Source
8 1 (1.92%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.92%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 11 (21.15%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Percona
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle