Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 103 111
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,440 2,499 2,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.51% 2.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.44% 11.17% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 1,714 1,718
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £631 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 16
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% -24.32% +45.67%

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 15,251 22,379 21,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.99% 22.45% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,167 15,425 15,233
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £310
90th Percentile £663 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 244 252
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £32.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +7.38% +8.23%
10th Percentile £12.78 £13.38 £14.54
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.93 £55.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.08% -6.43% +32.08%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 -27 1,321 £450 - 1,163
UK excluding London -33 739 £415 -2.35% 965
London -11 676 £500 - 281
North of England -15 221 £400 -5.88% 319
South East -39 159 £400 -5.88% 196
North West -4 154 £400 - 177
Midlands +15 99 £400 - 144
East of England -20 91 £438 -2.78% 83
South West -59 72 £425 - 141
Scotland -13 57 £425 +6.25% 44
West Midlands +20 53 £400 - 74
Yorkshire -38 50 £400 -11.11% 94
East Midlands +18 47 £363 -9.38% 70
Wales +44 39 £463 +28.47% 36
North East -7 17 £486 +2.37% 48
Northern Ireland +6 4 £425 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 489 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 429 (29.79%) AWS
4 403 (27.99%) Linux
5 372 (25.83%) PHP
6 365 (25.35%) HTML
7 343 (23.82%) SQL
8 330 (22.92%) Java
9 327 (22.71%) CSS
10 326 (22.64%) SQL Server
11 321 (22.29%) Python
12 308 (21.39%) Git (software)
13 306 (21.25%) PostgreSQL
14 301 (20.90%) Docker
15 294 (20.42%) Microservices
16 283 (19.65%) Relational Database
17 275 (19.10%) DevOps
18 258 (17.92%) Oracle
19 252 (17.50%) Azure
20 237 (16.46%) AngularJS
21 218 (15.14%) Web Services
22 216 (15.00%) MongoDB
23 215 (14.93%) Scrum
24 206 (14.31%) TDD
25 185 (12.85%) Finance
26 172 (11.94%) REST
26 172 (11.94%) React
27 163 (11.32%) Kubernetes
28 154 (10.69%) NoSQL
29 153 (10.63%) Node.js

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
1 125 (8.68%) Apache
2 105 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
3 73 (5.07%) Confluence
4 57 (3.96%) nginx
5 46 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 37 (2.57%) Apache Spark
7 31 (2.15%) WordPress
8 30 (2.08%) Drupal
9 29 (2.01%) CMS
10 23 (1.60%) JBoss
11 20 (1.39%) IIS
12 15 (1.04%) SAS
12 15 (1.04%) SharePoint
13 14 (0.97%) Mattermost
14 13 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.76%) Mendix
16 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.63%) MS Exchange
18 8 (0.56%) Umbraco
19 7 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.42%) Zeplin
5 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.069%) SPSS
7 1 (0.069%) Stata
Business Applications
1 41 (2.85%) Magento
2 8 (0.56%) PolarLake
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.14%) Shopify
6 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.069%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 429 (29.79%) AWS
2 252 (17.50%) Azure
3 116 (8.06%) GCP
4 79 (5.49%) Serverless
5 73 (5.07%) AWS Lambda
6 67 (4.65%) GitHub
7 65 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
8 52 (3.61%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.74%) Power Platform
10 24 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.67%) Office 365
10 24 (1.67%) PaaS
11 23 (1.60%) SaaS
12 22 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (1.11%) CloudFront
15 16 (1.11%) npm
16 15 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.17%) HTTP
2 46 (3.19%) DNS
3 38 (2.64%) Firewall
4 20 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.32%) Internet
5 19 (1.32%) SSH
6 18 (1.25%) SSL
7 17 (1.18%) DHCP
8 16 (1.11%) VPN
9 15 (1.04%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.90%) NAS
11 11 (0.76%) IPsec
12 10 (0.69%) Wireless
13 9 (0.63%) SNMP
14 8 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (0.49%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.49%) SAN
16 6 (0.42%) MPLS
17 5 (0.35%) Broadband
17 5 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 306 (21.25%) PostgreSQL
3 283 (19.65%) Relational Database
4 216 (15.00%) MongoDB
5 154 (10.69%) NoSQL
6 115 (7.99%) Redis
7 113 (7.85%) RDBMS
8 72 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (4.58%) Hadoop
10 56 (3.89%) Big Data
11 53 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 51 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 50 (3.47%) Oracle Database
14 46 (3.19%) MariaDB
15 44 (3.06%) Amazon Aurora
16 38 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
17 35 (2.43%) Pentaho
18 32 (2.22%) Apache Hive
19 30 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
19 30 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 308 (21.39%) Git (software)
2 145 (10.07%) Jenkins
3 136 (9.44%) JIRA
4 75 (5.21%) Selenium
5 67 (4.65%) Maven
6 58 (4.03%) JUnit
7 56 (3.89%) Gradle
8 53 (3.68%) Mockito
9 48 (3.33%) GitLab
10 33 (2.29%) Cucumber
11 32 (2.22%) Jasmine
12 30 (2.08%) Bitbucket
13 29 (2.01%) Subversion
14 21 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
14 21 (1.46%) SonarQube
15 20 (1.39%) Protractor
15 20 (1.39%) TeamCity
15 20 (1.39%) Vagrant
16 19 (1.32%) webpack
17 18 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 185 (12.85%) Finance
2 75 (5.21%) Public Sector
3 42 (2.92%) Banking
4 38 (2.64%) Marketing
5 36 (2.50%) Retail
6 32 (2.22%) Games
7 29 (2.01%) Front Office
8 21 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.90%) Back Office
11 11 (0.76%) Automotive
11 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.69%) Legal
13 7 (0.49%) Electronics
13 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
15 5 (0.35%) Law
15 5 (0.35%) Military
16 4 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 876 (60.83%) Developer
2 215 (14.93%) PHP Developer
3 137 (9.51%) Java Developer
4 108 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 96 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 83 (5.76%) Full Stack Developer
7 78 (5.42%) Architect
8 77 (5.35%) Software Engineer
9 73 (5.07%) Python Developer
10 61 (4.24%) DBA
11 56 (3.89%) Backend Developer
12 54 (3.75%) .NET Developer
12 54 (3.75%) React Developer
13 48 (3.33%) Administrator
14 45 (3.13%) Angular Developer
15 44 (3.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 40 (2.78%) Analyst
16 40 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
17 38 (2.64%) C# Developer
18 37 (2.57%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (25.35%) HTML
2 327 (22.71%) CSS
3 237 (16.46%) AngularJS
4 218 (15.14%) Web Services
5 172 (11.94%) React
5 172 (11.94%) REST
6 153 (10.63%) .NET
6 153 (10.63%) Node.js
7 149 (10.35%) RESTful
8 137 (9.51%) Laravel
9 131 (9.10%) Spring
10 130 (9.03%) HTML5
11 128 (8.89%) LAMP
12 125 (8.68%) XML
13 120 (8.33%) jQuery
14 116 (8.06%) JSON
15 97 (6.74%) Kafka
16 89 (6.18%) RabbitMQ
17 79 (5.49%) Vue.js
18 77 (5.35%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
2 58 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (3.47%) User Experience
4 48 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (1.81%) Data Structures
7 24 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.46%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.46%) Replication
10 20 (1.39%) Clustering
10 20 (1.39%) Pricing Data
11 19 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.18%) Cloud Native
13 14 (0.97%) CMDB
14 12 (0.83%) NHS
15 10 (0.69%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 403 (27.99%) Linux
2 116 (8.06%) Windows
3 91 (6.32%) Unix
4 63 (4.38%) CentOS
5 57 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (2.78%) Windows Server
7 36 (2.50%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.39%) Android
8 20 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.97%) Debian
9 14 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.35%) AIX
12 5 (0.35%) Solaris
12 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.21%) zOS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (20.42%) Microservices
3 275 (19.10%) DevOps
4 215 (14.93%) Scrum
5 206 (14.31%) TDD
6 150 (10.42%) Software Engineering
7 134 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
8 130 (9.03%) MVC
9 104 (7.22%) E-Commerce
10 103 (7.15%) Test Automation
11 98 (6.81%) Open Source
12 96 (6.67%) OO
13 95 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (6.04%) Pair Programming
14 87 (6.04%) Web Development
15 86 (5.97%) ETL
16 84 (5.83%) Front End Development
17 81 (5.63%) Mentoring
18 79 (5.49%) BDD
19 76 (5.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 480 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 372 (25.83%) PHP
3 343 (23.82%) SQL
4 330 (22.92%) Java
5 321 (22.29%) Python
6 149 (10.35%) C#
7 86 (5.97%) Bash Shell
8 79 (5.49%) Ruby
9 66 (4.58%) Java 8
10 54 (3.75%) PowerShell
11 51 (3.54%) TypeScript
12 45 (3.13%) Scala
13 43 (2.99%) Perl
14 37 (2.57%) C++
15 36 (2.50%) Go
16 31 (2.15%) C
16 31 (2.15%) Shell Script
17 25 (1.74%) PHP 7
18 22 (1.53%) ES6
18 22 (1.53%) F#
Qualifications
1 101 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 74 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.10%) Degree
4 17 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.69%) CCNP
6 10 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.42%) CISSP
8 5 (0.35%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.35%) SAS Certification
9 4 (0.28%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.28%) CCIE
10 3 (0.21%) CEH
10 3 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (0.21%) GCIA
10 3 (0.21%) GCIH
10 3 (0.21%) GIAC
10 3 (0.21%) GSEC
10 3 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.99%) QA
2 14 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.42%) SLA
5 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.21%) GDPR
6 3 (0.21%) HL7
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) GLBA
7 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 301 (20.90%) Docker
2 35 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.25%) Apache Flume
5 16 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.35%) Corosync
8 5 (0.35%) DRBD
8 5 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (0.35%) Postfix
8 5 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.28%) pfSense
10 3 (0.21%) iptables
10 3 (0.21%) Varnish
10 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.21%) XenApp
11 2 (0.14%) LXC
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 163 (11.32%) Kubernetes
2 119 (8.26%) Ansible
3 100 (6.94%) Terraform
4 70 (4.86%) Puppet
5 48 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.88%) Grafana
7 22 (1.53%) Rancher
8 18 (1.25%) Nagios
8 18 (1.25%) Prometheus
9 16 (1.11%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.90%) Data Guard
11 13 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 13 (0.90%) Packer
11 13 (0.90%) Salt
12 11 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
13 10 (0.69%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.63%) SCCM
15 8 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 258 (17.92%) Oracle
2 139 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 93 (6.46%) Google
4 62 (4.31%) VMware
5 44 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 38 (2.64%) Zend
7 32 (2.22%) Sybase
8 31 (2.15%) Cisco
9 30 (2.08%) Atlassian
9 30 (2.08%) Splunk
10 25 (1.74%) NetApp
11 24 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.60%) MuleSoft
13 22 (1.53%) Tableau
14 18 (1.25%) Dell
14 18 (1.25%) EMC
15 17 (1.18%) IBM
16 15 (1.04%) F5
16 15 (1.04%) Symantec
17 14 (0.97%) ServiceNow