Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 August 2017 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 95 91
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -16
Contract jobs citing MySQL 2308 2656 2595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.45% 2.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.64% 11.03% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1890 1812
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £226
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 28
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.12% +14.00% -38.27%
10th Percentile £26.08 £13.80 £8.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.85 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +50.82% +22.00% -19.35%

MySQL is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21698 24076 26293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.65% 22.20% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14438 16130 17100
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 382 382
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.11% +0.51%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.71 £53.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.53 £28.13
% change year-on-year +6.69% +4.98% +0.45%

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MySQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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 -11 2214 £425 +6.25% 658
UK excluding London +31 1219 £380 +5.56% 441
London -27 1052 £475 +7.95% 234
South East +18 376 £400 +11.11% 102
North of England +40 345 £400 +14.29% 143
Midlands +74 214 £350 - 93
North West +24 178 £395 +5.33% 78
Yorkshire +36 151 £400 +14.29% 58
East of England +13 132 £425 +6.25% 38
West Midlands +83 118 £350 +7.69% 52
East Midlands +10 95 £350 - 41
South West -29 86 £350 -5.41% 48
Scotland +48 59 £368 +15.75% 11
North East +30 19 £463 +40.15% 7
Wales -18 15 £360 +20.00% 4

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MySQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MySQL.

1 945 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 888 (38.47%) Linux
3 766 (33.19%) HTML
4 761 (32.97%) Java
5 726 (31.46%) JavaScript
6 705 (30.55%) PHP
7 682 (29.55%) CSS
8 652 (28.25%) SQL
9 644 (27.90%) Git (software)
10 535 (23.18%) Oracle
11 515 (22.31%) TDD
12 500 (21.66%) PostgreSQL
13 493 (21.36%) Python
14 471 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
15 453 (19.63%) DevOps
16 422 (18.28%) SQL Server
17 399 (17.29%) Jenkins
18 396 (17.16%) MongoDB
19 377 (16.33%) NoSQL
20 351 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
21 341 (14.77%) Puppet
22 335 (14.51%) Spring
23 317 (13.73%) Scrum
24 314 (13.60%) Relational Database
24 314 (13.60%) Docker
25 303 (13.13%) Ansible
26 286 (12.39%) Microservices
27 284 (12.31%) Apache
28 271 (11.74%) jQuery
29 266 (11.53%) RESTful

MySQL
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
1 284 (12.31%) Apache
2 221 (9.58%) Tomcat
3 171 (7.41%) Drupal
4 107 (4.64%) nginx
5 102 (4.42%) OpenStack
6 101 (4.38%) WebLogic
7 97 (4.20%) WordPress
8 91 (3.94%) JBoss
9 86 (3.73%) Confluence
10 84 (3.64%) WebSphere
11 73 (3.16%) CMS
12 67 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
13 51 (2.21%) Apache Spark
14 34 (1.47%) Apache Solr
15 31 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (1.21%) SharePoint
17 25 (1.08%) IIS
18 20 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
19 19 (0.82%) WildFly
20 18 (0.78%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 29 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.69%) HipChat
3 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.22%) SPSS
6 5 (0.22%) Stata
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.043%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 82 (3.55%) Magento
2 9 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.087%) Primavera
6 2 (0.087%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.043%) RMDS
7 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 471 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (3.51%) GitHub
4 58 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 44 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 42 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (1.34%) Slack
8 29 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (1.17%) SaaS
10 24 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.82%) PaaS
12 18 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (0.78%) IaaS
13 17 (0.74%) Google Analytics
14 16 (0.69%) Route 53
15 15 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (0.52%) G Suite
17 10 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 168 (7.28%) HTTP
2 92 (3.99%) TCP/IP
3 90 (3.90%) SSL
4 70 (3.03%) Firewall
4 70 (3.03%) LDAP
5 66 (2.86%) DNS
6 54 (2.34%) Internet
7 30 (1.30%) VPN
8 28 (1.21%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.87%) LAN
9 20 (0.87%) WAN
10 19 (0.82%) SSH
11 18 (0.78%) Kerberos
12 15 (0.65%) SAN
13 10 (0.43%) DSL
13 10 (0.43%) Intranet
13 10 (0.43%) SNMP
14 9 (0.39%) AMQP
15 8 (0.35%) DHCP
15 8 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (21.66%) PostgreSQL
2 422 (18.28%) SQL Server
3 396 (17.16%) MongoDB
4 377 (16.33%) NoSQL
5 314 (13.60%) Relational Database
6 155 (6.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 126 (5.46%) RDBMS
8 106 (4.59%) Hadoop
9 85 (3.68%) Big Data
10 83 (3.60%) Oracle Database
11 80 (3.47%) Redis
12 69 (2.99%) MariaDB
13 61 (2.64%) DB2
14 54 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
15 53 (2.30%) Data Mining
16 46 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 41 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
18 40 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 38 (1.65%) Ingres
20 31 (1.34%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 644 (27.90%) Git (software)
2 399 (17.29%) Jenkins
3 202 (8.75%) JIRA
4 139 (6.02%) JUnit
5 137 (5.94%) Subversion
6 90 (3.90%) Maven
7 80 (3.47%) Mockito
8 69 (2.99%) Bitbucket
9 62 (2.69%) Cucumber
10 55 (2.38%) Selenium
11 53 (2.30%) GitLab
12 47 (2.04%) MSTest
12 47 (2.04%) NUnit
13 45 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 45 (1.95%) Eclipse
13 45 (1.95%) Hudson
14 44 (1.91%) Artifactory
15 33 (1.43%) PHPUnit
15 33 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
16 30 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 242 (10.49%) Finance
2 130 (5.63%) Marketing
3 101 (4.38%) Retail
4 76 (3.29%) Banking
5 62 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.43%) Electronics
7 32 (1.39%) Games
8 31 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.34%) Publishing
9 19 (0.82%) Advertising
10 15 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.61%) Front Office
12 13 (0.56%) Legal
13 10 (0.43%) French Language
14 6 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.17%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.13%) Back Office
17 3 (0.13%) International Banking
17 3 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1380 (59.79%) Developer
2 392 (16.98%) Java Developer
3 335 (14.51%) PHP Developer
4 236 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 165 (7.15%) Senior Developer
6 123 (5.33%) DBA
7 116 (5.03%) Drupal Developer
8 111 (4.81%) MySQL Developer
9 107 (4.64%) Administrator
10 96 (4.16%) Python Developer
11 94 (4.07%) Analyst
12 87 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
12 87 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
13 78 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 78 (3.38%) Web Developer
14 75 (3.25%) MySQL DBA
15 69 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
16 68 (2.95%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 67 (2.90%) Architect
18 66 (2.86%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 766 (33.19%) HTML
2 682 (29.55%) CSS
3 335 (14.51%) Spring
4 271 (11.74%) jQuery
5 266 (11.53%) RESTful
6 257 (11.14%) Node.js
7 255 (11.05%) Web Services
8 254 (11.01%) REST
9 248 (10.75%) LAMP
10 232 (10.05%) AngularJS
11 217 (9.40%) HTML5
12 215 (9.32%) XML
13 210 (9.10%) Hibernate
14 166 (7.19%) JSON
15 160 (6.93%) CSS3
16 156 (6.76%) Symfony
17 148 (6.41%) Laravel
18 134 (5.81%) SOAP
19 100 (4.33%) .NET
19 100 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 110 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.34%) User Experience
4 69 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 62 (2.69%) Clustering
6 50 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 45 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.86%) Replication
9 31 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (1.26%) Data Centre
11 28 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 25 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 22 (0.95%) STB
14 21 (0.91%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.87%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.69%) Video on Demand
17 15 (0.65%) Fintech
18 13 (0.56%) Derivative
18 13 (0.56%) NHS
18 13 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 888 (38.47%) Linux
2 255 (11.05%) Unix
3 186 (8.06%) Windows
4 136 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (4.94%) CentOS
6 86 (3.73%) Ubuntu
7 45 (1.95%) Solaris
8 44 (1.91%) Mac OS X
9 36 (1.56%) Windows Server
10 31 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.04%) Android
11 24 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.82%) HPUX
13 16 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.56%) Debian
16 8 (0.35%) SUSE
17 6 (0.26%) AIX
18 5 (0.22%) Fedora
19 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (22.31%) TDD
3 453 (19.63%) DevOps
4 351 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
5 317 (13.73%) Scrum
6 286 (12.39%) Microservices
7 261 (11.31%) OO
8 234 (10.14%) Configuration Management
9 230 (9.97%) Web Development
10 228 (9.88%) MVC
11 215 (9.32%) Open Source
12 198 (8.58%) BDD
13 187 (8.10%) Software Engineering
14 173 (7.50%) Test Automation
15 164 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
16 137 (5.94%) E-Commerce
17 132 (5.72%) Kanban
18 115 (4.98%) Data Modelling
18 115 (4.98%) Migration
19 114 (4.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 761 (32.97%) Java
2 726 (31.46%) JavaScript
3 705 (30.55%) PHP
4 652 (28.25%) SQL
5 493 (21.36%) Python
6 186 (8.06%) Ruby
7 165 (7.15%) Bash Shell
8 137 (5.94%) Scala
9 129 (5.59%) Perl
10 113 (4.90%) C#
11 81 (3.51%) Shell Script
12 63 (2.73%) PowerShell
13 60 (2.60%) PL/SQL
14 55 (2.38%) Go
15 52 (2.25%) Groovy
16 48 (2.08%) C++
17 40 (1.73%) T-SQL
18 33 (1.43%) PHP 5
19 32 (1.39%) C
20 29 (1.26%) R
Qualifications
1 154 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 127 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 102 (4.42%) Degree
4 28 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (0.65%) MySQL Certification
6 9 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.30%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.30%) CISSP
9 5 (0.22%) CISM
10 4 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.17%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.13%) CISA
11 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.13%) MCSE
11 3 (0.13%) SAS Certification
12 2 (0.087%) CCSA
12 2 (0.087%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.12%) QA
2 21 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.39%) GCP
4 7 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.17%) SLA
7 3 (0.13%) GDPR
8 2 (0.087%) WCAG
9 1 (0.043%) FATCA
9 1 (0.043%) HL7
9 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.043%) PMO
9 1 (0.043%) WAI
System Software
1 314 (13.60%) Docker
2 54 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 49 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.21%) Xen
5 26 (1.13%) HDFS
6 22 (0.95%) vCloud
7 19 (0.82%) KVM
8 18 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.65%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.56%) NFS
11 12 (0.52%) Squid
12 10 (0.43%) Samba
13 8 (0.35%) LXC
13 8 (0.35%) vSphere
14 7 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (0.26%) Apache Flume
16 5 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.22%) XenServer
17 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
17 3 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 341 (14.77%) Puppet
2 303 (13.13%) Ansible
3 221 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
4 141 (6.11%) Kubernetes
5 62 (2.69%) Nagios
6 61 (2.64%) Terraform
7 58 (2.51%) logstash
8 51 (2.21%) Grafana
9 50 (2.17%) HAProxy
10 34 (1.47%) Kibana
11 31 (1.34%) Graphite
12 26 (1.13%) Salt
13 25 (1.08%) ZABBIX
14 23 (1.00%) Mesos
15 21 (0.91%) Galera Cluster
15 21 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
16 16 (0.69%) Sysdig
17 14 (0.61%) Rancher
18 13 (0.56%) Icinga
19 12 (0.52%) StatsD
Vendors
1 535 (23.18%) Oracle
2 107 (4.64%) Red Hat
3 105 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 88 (3.81%) VMware
5 67 (2.90%) Zend
6 66 (2.86%) Google
7 45 (1.95%) SAP
8 43 (1.86%) SaltStack
9 41 (1.78%) Atlassian
10 36 (1.56%) Tableau
11 33 (1.43%) IBM
12 31 (1.34%) Splunk
13 28 (1.21%) Cloudera
14 25 (1.08%) Cisco
15 24 (1.04%) HP
16 22 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.78%) Sybase
18 17 (0.74%) Adobe
19 16 (0.69%) Rackspace
20 15 (0.65%) Percona