Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 96 109
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 -13
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,799 2,682 2,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.12% 2.59% 2.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.84% 11.45% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 1,896 1,773
UK median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £281
90th Percentile £625 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 24
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -0.62%
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.38 £26.08
90th Percentile £39.67 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year -14.29% -25.13% +15.43%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,286 23,420 22,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 22.64% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,470 16,339 15,064
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 227 277
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.46 £13.71
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.55 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 16 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 23 October 2019. 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 -22 1,629 £468 +3.89% 1,225
UK excluding London -31 940 £425 +6.25% 983
London -17 827 £500 - 323
North of England -33 221 £400 - 294
South East -40 191 £400 -5.88% 198
East of England +20 157 £440 -2.22% 92
North West -13 136 £400 - 157
Midlands +13 125 £375 -6.25% 175
Scotland +21 107 £500 +33.33% 43
South West -57 107 £425 +3.34% 143
West Midlands -5 70 £388 -9.88% 101
East Midlands +28 54 £350 -12.50% 74
Yorkshire -65 51 £400 - 93
North East +20 34 £495 -1.00% 44
Wales +4 34 £395 +9.72% 35
Northern Ireland +8 5 £425 +8.97% 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 with a requirement for MySQL.

1 638 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 621 (34.52%) Linux
3 585 (32.52%) JavaScript
4 551 (30.63%) AWS
5 488 (27.13%) Java
6 466 (25.90%) SQL
7 457 (25.40%) PHP
8 442 (24.57%) HTML
9 425 (23.62%) Python
10 420 (23.35%) Git (software)
11 411 (22.85%) PostgreSQL
12 408 (22.68%) DevOps
13 398 (22.12%) CSS
14 387 (21.51%) Oracle
15 374 (20.79%) SQL Server
16 370 (20.57%) Docker
17 335 (18.62%) Microservices
18 321 (17.84%) Relational Database
19 295 (16.40%) TDD
20 288 (16.01%) Scrum
21 272 (15.12%) Azure
22 260 (14.45%) Jenkins
23 247 (13.73%) MongoDB
24 223 (12.40%) Web Services
25 219 (12.17%) AngularJS
26 217 (12.06%) JIRA
27 207 (11.51%) Spring
28 204 (11.34%) NoSQL
29 200 (11.12%) Finance
30 189 (10.51%) Ansible

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
1 172 (9.56%) Apache
2 120 (6.67%) Confluence
3 97 (5.39%) Elasticsearch
4 71 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 63 (3.50%) WordPress
6 62 (3.45%) Apache Spark
7 58 (3.22%) nginx
8 44 (2.45%) JBoss
9 41 (2.28%) Drupal
10 39 (2.17%) CMS
11 31 (1.72%) IIS
12 24 (1.33%) SAS
13 16 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.83%) Jetty
14 15 (0.83%) Mattermost
14 15 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.78%) ColdFusion
15 14 (0.78%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.67%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.67%) Appian
Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) SPSS
5 5 (0.28%) Stata
6 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.056%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.056%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.056%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 39 (2.17%) Magento
2 8 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.44%) PolarLake
3 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Shopify
7 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.056%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.056%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.056%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.056%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 551 (30.63%) AWS
2 272 (15.12%) Azure
3 132 (7.34%) GCP
4 118 (6.56%) Serverless
5 100 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
6 90 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
6 90 (5.00%) GitHub
7 86 (4.78%) Amazon S3
8 52 (2.89%) Amazon SQS
9 38 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 33 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 30 (1.67%) Power Platform
12 29 (1.61%) Office 365
13 27 (1.50%) npm
14 26 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (1.39%) Amazon EMR
15 25 (1.39%) Slack
16 23 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
16 23 (1.28%) CloudFront
16 23 (1.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 90 (5.00%) HTTP
2 55 (3.06%) DNS
3 46 (2.56%) Firewall
4 44 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.39%) Internet
6 38 (2.11%) SSL
7 28 (1.56%) SSH
8 27 (1.50%) FTP
9 18 (1.00%) IPsec
9 18 (1.00%) Skype
10 17 (0.94%) DHCP
10 17 (0.94%) HTTPS
11 14 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (0.50%) MPLS
12 9 (0.50%) VPN
13 8 (0.44%) IP Telephony
13 8 (0.44%) NAS
14 7 (0.39%) Broadband
15 5 (0.28%) SAN
16 4 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (22.85%) PostgreSQL
2 374 (20.79%) SQL Server
3 321 (17.84%) Relational Database
4 247 (13.73%) MongoDB
5 204 (11.34%) NoSQL
6 155 (8.62%) RDBMS
7 117 (6.50%) Oracle Database
8 94 (5.23%) Redis
9 91 (5.06%) Big Data
10 85 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
11 83 (4.61%) Hadoop
12 82 (4.56%) Amazon Aurora
13 77 (4.28%) Amazon RDS
14 72 (4.00%) MariaDB
15 70 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
16 63 (3.50%) Apache Hive
17 58 (3.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 46 (2.56%) DB2
19 44 (2.45%) Amazon Redshift
20 38 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 420 (23.35%) Git (software)
2 260 (14.45%) Jenkins
3 217 (12.06%) JIRA
4 93 (5.17%) Maven
5 89 (4.95%) JUnit
6 80 (4.45%) Selenium
7 66 (3.67%) Subversion
8 57 (3.17%) Mockito
9 55 (3.06%) Cucumber
10 50 (2.78%) Gradle
11 47 (2.61%) SonarQube
12 33 (1.83%) Vagrant
13 30 (1.67%) GitLab
14 28 (1.56%) Ant
14 28 (1.56%) Bitbucket
14 28 (1.56%) Jasmine
15 26 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (1.39%) Eclipse
17 23 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 200 (11.12%) Finance
2 94 (5.23%) Public Sector
3 60 (3.34%) Banking
4 55 (3.06%) Marketing
5 52 (2.89%) Retail
6 36 (2.00%) Games
7 32 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (0.94%) Publishing
10 15 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.67%) Automotive
11 12 (0.67%) Front Office
11 12 (0.67%) Legal
12 9 (0.50%) Back Office
13 8 (0.44%) Electronics
13 8 (0.44%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.39%) Billing
14 7 (0.39%) Law
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,023 (56.86%) Developer
2 240 (13.34%) PHP Developer
3 209 (11.62%) Java Developer
4 158 (8.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 122 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 108 (6.00%) DBA
7 105 (5.84%) Full Stack Developer
8 86 (4.78%) Architect
9 85 (4.72%) Backend Developer
10 71 (3.95%) Python Developer
11 67 (3.72%) Administrator
12 63 (3.50%) Software Engineer
13 52 (2.89%) AWS Developer
14 50 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
15 48 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
16 47 (2.61%) Data Engineer
17 45 (2.50%) Analyst
18 44 (2.45%) Java Engineer
19 41 (2.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 40 (2.22%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (24.57%) HTML
2 398 (22.12%) CSS
3 223 (12.40%) Web Services
4 219 (12.17%) AngularJS
5 207 (11.51%) Spring
6 187 (10.39%) Node.js
7 184 (10.23%) jQuery
8 163 (9.06%) RESTful
9 159 (8.84%) LAMP
10 155 (8.62%) React
10 155 (8.62%) REST
11 154 (8.56%) HTML5
11 154 (8.56%) Laravel
12 136 (7.56%) JSON
13 133 (7.39%) .NET
14 130 (7.23%) Spring Boot
14 130 (7.23%) XML
15 88 (4.89%) SOAP
16 86 (4.78%) RabbitMQ
17 82 (4.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
4 57 (3.17%) User Experience
5 51 (2.83%) Replication
6 47 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 46 (2.56%) Public Cloud
8 45 (2.50%) Clustering
9 42 (2.33%) Data Structures
10 28 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 28 (1.56%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.28%) Pricing Data
12 17 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.89%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (0.72%) CMDB
16 12 (0.67%) NHS
16 12 (0.67%) Social Media
17 11 (0.61%) Mainframe
18 10 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 621 (34.52%) Linux
2 161 (8.95%) Windows
3 146 (8.12%) Unix
4 120 (6.67%) CentOS
5 118 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 44 (2.45%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.67%) Android
9 29 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.17%) Debian
12 13 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.28%) AIX
15 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.17%) zOS
17 2 (0.11%) Solaris
17 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 638 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (22.68%) DevOps
3 335 (18.62%) Microservices
4 295 (16.40%) TDD
5 288 (16.01%) Scrum
6 165 (9.17%) Open Source
7 159 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
8 157 (8.73%) Test Automation
9 144 (8.00%) BDD
10 141 (7.84%) Software Engineering
11 140 (7.78%) MVC
12 123 (6.84%) Configuration Management
13 122 (6.78%) Mentoring
14 121 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
15 118 (6.56%) E-Commerce
15 118 (6.56%) OO
16 110 (6.11%) Analytics
17 107 (5.95%) ETL
18 96 (5.34%) Migration
19 91 (5.06%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 585 (32.52%) JavaScript
2 488 (27.13%) Java
3 466 (25.90%) SQL
4 457 (25.40%) PHP
5 425 (23.62%) Python
6 159 (8.84%) Bash Shell
7 141 (7.84%) Ruby
8 123 (6.84%) C#
9 90 (5.00%) TypeScript
10 86 (4.78%) Shell Script
11 85 (4.72%) Java 8
11 85 (4.72%) Perl
12 84 (4.67%) PowerShell
13 70 (3.89%) Scala
14 42 (2.33%) Go
15 41 (2.28%) C++
16 40 (2.22%) PHP 7
17 38 (2.11%) ES6
18 37 (2.06%) C
19 32 (1.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 174 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 114 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 83 (4.61%) Degree
4 37 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.72%) OCPJP
7 13 (0.72%) Sun Certification
8 12 (0.67%) CISSP
9 10 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.50%) CCNP
10 9 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.50%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.44%) HND
12 6 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.28%) CEH
13 5 (0.28%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.28%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.67%) QA
2 16 (0.89%) NIST
3 13 (0.72%) GDPR
3 13 (0.72%) NCSC
3 13 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.61%) SLA
5 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.17%) COBIT
8 3 (0.17%) GLBA
8 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 1 (0.056%) HL7
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 370 (20.57%) Docker
2 51 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
4 28 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.72%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.33%) RACF
8 6 (0.33%) Varnish
9 4 (0.22%) HDFS
9 4 (0.22%) KVM
9 4 (0.22%) pfSense
9 4 (0.22%) Postfix
9 4 (0.22%) vCloud
9 4 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.17%) Corosync
10 3 (0.17%) DRBD
10 3 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 189 (10.51%) Ansible
2 163 (9.06%) Kubernetes
2 163 (9.06%) Terraform
3 127 (7.06%) Puppet
4 104 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (1.83%) Salt
6 32 (1.78%) Grafana
7 28 (1.56%) Nagios
8 23 (1.28%) Packer
9 22 (1.22%) Data Guard
10 20 (1.11%) HAProxy
11 17 (0.94%) Prometheus
12 16 (0.89%) Kibana
13 15 (0.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 15 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 15 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.72%) Rancher
15 12 (0.67%) SCCM
16 11 (0.61%) logstash
17 7 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 387 (21.51%) Oracle
2 158 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 111 (6.17%) Google
4 103 (5.73%) Red Hat
5 62 (3.45%) VMware
6 53 (2.95%) Sybase
7 46 (2.56%) Splunk
8 42 (2.33%) Zend
9 35 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.78%) Cisco
11 26 (1.45%) HP
12 25 (1.39%) Tableau
13 23 (1.28%) IBM
14 22 (1.22%) Talend
15 21 (1.17%) MuleSoft
15 21 (1.17%) NetApp
16 20 (1.11%) EMC
17 19 (1.06%) Dell
18 18 (1.00%) Atlassian
19 16 (0.89%) Cloudera