Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 102 97
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing MySQL 2,487 2,193 2,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 2.39% 2.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.00% 10.60% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,801 1,631 1,792
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £556 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 29
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.09% +6.25% +86.05%
10th Percentile £18.50 £26.08 £16.05
90th Percentile £56.38 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £46.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year -37.49% +38.35% +54.65%

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 22,612 20,689 23,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.55% 22.59% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,738 13,760 15,836
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 272 385
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +9.62%
10th Percentile £13.81 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.15 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% +5.26% +11.07%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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 +1 2,309 £450 +7.14% 1,363
UK excluding London -9 1,246 £400 +3.90% 1,036
London +10 1,194 £500 +11.11% 388
North of England -3 400 £400 - 374
South East -11 360 £400 - 248
North West -4 210 £375 -6.25% 235
Yorkshire -4 177 £420 +12.00% 117
Midlands -28 177 £360 -0.69% 136
West Midlands -26 115 £385 +2.67% 81
East of England -2 103 £425 -4.92% 80
South West +4 77 £375 +10.70% 137
Scotland -29 68 £375 +7.14% 40
Wales +23 62 £374 -5.08% 16
East Midlands -17 62 £360 +2.86% 54
North East -12 13 £398 -16.32% 22
Northern Ireland - 3 £390 - 5

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 1,028 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 962 (38.68%) JavaScript
3 875 (35.18%) Linux
4 847 (34.06%) Java
5 743 (29.88%) HTML
6 737 (29.63%) SQL
7 715 (28.75%) CSS
8 706 (28.39%) Git (software)
9 694 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
10 675 (27.14%) PHP
11 637 (25.61%) PostgreSQL
12 624 (25.09%) Python
13 573 (23.04%) Oracle
14 565 (22.72%) MongoDB
15 518 (20.83%) TDD
16 514 (20.67%) DevOps
17 488 (19.62%) Jenkins
18 464 (18.66%) SQL Server
19 454 (18.25%) NoSQL
20 380 (15.28%) Puppet
21 372 (14.96%) Node.js
22 369 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
23 360 (14.48%) Docker
24 357 (14.35%) Microservices
25 353 (14.19%) Relational Database
26 337 (13.55%) Web Services
27 334 (13.43%) Open Source
28 333 (13.39%) Spring
29 331 (13.31%) AngularJS
30 320 (12.87%) 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
1 261 (10.49%) Apache
2 198 (7.96%) Tomcat
3 184 (7.40%) Elasticsearch
4 146 (5.87%) Confluence
5 135 (5.43%) nginx
6 112 (4.50%) WebSphere
7 107 (4.30%) WebLogic
8 105 (4.22%) OpenStack
9 103 (4.14%) Apache Spark
10 94 (3.78%) WordPress
11 82 (3.30%) CMS
12 81 (3.26%) Drupal
13 61 (2.45%) JBoss
14 33 (1.33%) IIS
15 30 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 25 (1.01%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 17 (0.68%) Jetty
19 13 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
20 12 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 41 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.36%) HipChat
6 7 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.040%) InVision
10 1 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 90 (3.62%) Magento
2 11 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.16%) Actimize
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.080%) Odoo
5 2 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.080%) Shopify
5 2 (0.080%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.040%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.040%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.040%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.040%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.040%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 694 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 260 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (5.23%) GitHub
4 77 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
5 70 (2.81%) Amazon S3
6 66 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 63 (2.53%) Serverless
8 56 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
9 52 (2.09%) Slack
10 49 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
11 46 (1.85%) SaaS
12 34 (1.37%) PaaS
13 32 (1.29%) npm
14 29 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
15 26 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
16 24 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
17 23 (0.92%) Google Analytics
17 23 (0.92%) IaaS
18 19 (0.76%) OpenShift
19 15 (0.60%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 160 (6.43%) TCP/IP
2 155 (6.23%) HTTP
3 139 (5.59%) DNS
4 129 (5.19%) SSL
5 114 (4.58%) Firewall
6 55 (2.21%) Internet
7 48 (1.93%) VPN
8 46 (1.85%) DHCP
9 42 (1.69%) IPsec
10 36 (1.45%) FTP
11 29 (1.17%) SMS
12 23 (0.92%) SAN
13 22 (0.88%) SNMP
14 17 (0.68%) DMARC
15 16 (0.64%) SSH
16 14 (0.56%) DKIM
17 13 (0.52%) VLAN
17 13 (0.52%) WAN
18 12 (0.48%) ICMP
19 11 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (25.61%) PostgreSQL
2 565 (22.72%) MongoDB
3 464 (18.66%) SQL Server
4 454 (18.25%) NoSQL
5 353 (14.19%) Relational Database
6 166 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 164 (6.59%) Redis
8 156 (6.27%) Big Data
9 150 (6.03%) Hadoop
10 149 (5.99%) RDBMS
11 104 (4.18%) Oracle Database
12 73 (2.94%) HBase
13 66 (2.65%) Apache Hive
14 50 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
15 49 (1.97%) MariaDB
16 47 (1.89%) DB2
17 46 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
18 42 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 39 (1.57%) Power BI
20 38 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 706 (28.39%) Git (software)
2 488 (19.62%) Jenkins
3 266 (10.70%) JIRA
4 154 (6.19%) JUnit
5 153 (6.15%) Subversion
6 111 (4.46%) Selenium
7 99 (3.98%) Maven
8 97 (3.90%) Cucumber
9 96 (3.86%) Artifactory
10 69 (2.77%) GitLab
11 68 (2.73%) NUnit
12 67 (2.69%) MSTest
13 64 (2.57%) Mockito
14 63 (2.53%) Vagrant
15 60 (2.41%) Jasmine
16 51 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
17 50 (2.01%) Bitbucket
18 42 (1.69%) Visual Studio
19 41 (1.65%) Eclipse
20 37 (1.49%) Gradle
General
1 314 (12.63%) Finance
2 99 (3.98%) Marketing
3 84 (3.38%) Retail
4 83 (3.34%) Banking
5 45 (1.81%) Games
6 39 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 21 (0.84%) Advertising
8 20 (0.80%) Publishing
9 13 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.44%) Back Office
10 11 (0.44%) Legal
10 11 (0.44%) Spanish Language
11 10 (0.40%) Front Office
11 10 (0.40%) Law
12 9 (0.36%) Automotive
12 9 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.32%) Billing
13 8 (0.32%) Electronics
13 8 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,374 (55.25%) Developer
2 385 (15.48%) Java Developer
3 334 (13.43%) PHP Developer
4 258 (10.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 160 (6.43%) Senior Developer
6 130 (5.23%) DBA
7 121 (4.87%) Full Stack Developer
8 106 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
9 103 (4.14%) Architect
10 93 (3.74%) Administrator
10 93 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 93 (3.74%) Python Developer
11 92 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
12 81 (3.26%) MySQL Developer
13 79 (3.18%) Software Engineer
14 77 (3.10%) Analyst
14 77 (3.10%) Data Engineer
15 75 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
16 64 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
16 64 (2.57%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 743 (29.88%) HTML
2 715 (28.75%) CSS
3 372 (14.96%) Node.js
4 337 (13.55%) Web Services
5 333 (13.39%) Spring
6 331 (13.31%) AngularJS
7 290 (11.66%) REST
8 283 (11.38%) HTML5
9 273 (10.98%) RESTful
10 259 (10.41%) jQuery
11 232 (9.33%) CSS3
12 224 (9.01%) React
13 217 (8.73%) LAMP
14 206 (8.28%) XML
15 192 (7.72%) JSON
16 178 (7.16%) SOAP
17 174 (7.00%) RabbitMQ
18 165 (6.63%) Spring Boot
19 145 (5.83%) .NET
20 142 (5.71%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (3.70%) User Experience
3 90 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 90 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
4 81 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 65 (2.61%) Replication
6 63 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (2.29%) Clustering
8 45 (1.81%) Fintech
9 41 (1.65%) Data Centre
10 37 (1.49%) Public Cloud
11 29 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 27 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 24 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (0.72%) Management Information System
15 15 (0.60%) Derivative
16 13 (0.52%) Cloud Native
16 13 (0.52%) NHS
17 12 (0.48%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 875 (35.18%) Linux
2 270 (10.86%) Unix
3 166 (6.67%) Windows
4 107 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (3.54%) CentOS
6 77 (3.10%) Android
6 77 (3.10%) Ubuntu
7 66 (2.65%) Apple iOS
8 58 (2.33%) Windows Server
9 23 (0.92%) Debian
10 21 (0.84%) Solaris
11 10 (0.40%) HPUX
11 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.36%) AIX
12 9 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.28%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.28%) SUSE
14 6 (0.24%) VMS
14 6 (0.24%) Windows NT
14 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,028 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (20.83%) TDD
3 514 (20.67%) DevOps
4 369 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
5 357 (14.35%) Microservices
6 334 (13.43%) Open Source
7 310 (12.46%) Scrum
8 297 (11.94%) Test Automation
9 271 (10.90%) OO
10 232 (9.33%) BDD
11 224 (9.01%) MVC
12 219 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
13 214 (8.60%) Configuration Management
14 191 (7.68%) Software Engineering
15 163 (6.55%) E-Commerce
16 149 (5.99%) Web Development
17 144 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
18 142 (5.71%) Kanban
19 138 (5.55%) Migration
19 138 (5.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 962 (38.68%) JavaScript
2 847 (34.06%) Java
3 737 (29.63%) SQL
4 675 (27.14%) PHP
5 624 (25.09%) Python
6 285 (11.46%) Ruby
7 246 (9.89%) Bash Shell
8 157 (6.31%) Perl
9 137 (5.51%) C#
10 131 (5.27%) Java 8
11 114 (4.58%) Go
12 102 (4.10%) Scala
13 73 (2.94%) Shell Script
14 53 (2.13%) C++
15 50 (2.01%) Groovy
15 50 (2.01%) PowerShell
16 47 (1.89%) C
17 44 (1.77%) ES6
18 43 (1.73%) TypeScript
19 39 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 161 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 146 (5.87%) Degree
3 139 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (0.88%) Master's Degree
5 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 9 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.36%) MCITP
8 9 (0.36%) MySQL Certification
8 9 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.32%) OCP
10 7 (0.28%) CISSP
10 7 (0.28%) MCTS
11 6 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.50%) QA
2 40 (1.61%) GDPR
3 39 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.72%) GCP
5 11 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.28%) SLA
8 4 (0.16%) PMO
8 4 (0.16%) SEPA
9 3 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.040%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.040%) MiFID
11 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 360 (14.48%) Docker
2 71 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (1.93%) Active Directory
5 21 (0.84%) etcd
5 21 (0.84%) HDFS
5 21 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.72%) KVM
7 16 (0.64%) flannel
7 16 (0.64%) Xen
8 15 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.56%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.48%) vCloud
11 11 (0.44%) Varnish
11 11 (0.44%) VirtualBox
11 11 (0.44%) XenApp
12 9 (0.36%) NFS
12 9 (0.36%) Squid
13 8 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 380 (15.28%) Puppet
2 320 (12.87%) Ansible
3 263 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
4 181 (7.28%) Terraform
5 163 (6.55%) Kubernetes
6 65 (2.61%) Grafana
7 63 (2.53%) HAProxy
8 62 (2.49%) logstash
9 56 (2.25%) Galera Cluster
10 53 (2.13%) Nagios
11 46 (1.85%) Kibana
12 42 (1.69%) Prometheus
13 35 (1.41%) Salt
14 32 (1.29%) ZABBIX
15 21 (0.84%) rkt
16 18 (0.72%) Rancher
17 16 (0.64%) Consul
17 16 (0.64%) Graylog
17 16 (0.64%) Icinga
18 14 (0.56%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 573 (23.04%) Oracle
2 207 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 133 (5.35%) Red Hat
4 120 (4.83%) Google
5 96 (3.86%) VMware
6 64 (2.57%) IBM
7 63 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 63 (2.53%) Zend
8 55 (2.21%) Splunk
9 52 (2.09%) SAP
10 50 (2.01%) Atlassian
11 39 (1.57%) New Relic
12 36 (1.45%) Sybase
12 36 (1.45%) Tableau
13 33 (1.33%) Percona
13 33 (1.33%) Talend
14 31 (1.25%) Alteryx
14 31 (1.25%) SaltStack
15 27 (1.09%) Adobe
15 27 (1.09%) Cloudera