Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 123 114
Rank change year-on-year -26 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing MySQL 838 1,318 2,239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.97% 2.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.18% 9.23% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 957 1,579
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £637 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Median hourly rate £68.00 £27.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.85% -22.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £26.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -26.67% -33.12% -17.37%

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 10,247 14,285 22,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.22% 21.34% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,013 9,702 15,363
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £320
90th Percentile £655 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -2.84% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 201 231
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.45% -15.38%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.74 £12.57
90th Percentile £60.05 £59.50 £56.00
Median hourly rate £23.47 £23.35 £30.00
% change year-on-year +0.51% -22.17% -21.57%

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MySQL.

Daily rate trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MySQL over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MySQL.

Hourly rate trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MySQL over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 17 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 3 March 2021. 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 -22 681 £475 +5.56% 829
UK excluding London +22 365 £425 +3.66% 653
London -43 323 £505 +0.90% 215
Work from Home -74 259 £450 +12.50% 223
North of England +12 112 £375 -6.25% 229
North West +4 85 £373 -6.88% 139
Midlands +39 74 £392 +1.36% 128
East of England +38 65 £444 +1.43% 43
West Midlands +36 48 £403 +0.63% 70
South East +5 43 £425 - 106
South West +45 33 £450 +12.50% 107
East Midlands +20 26 £335 +11.67% 57
Scotland -4 25 £450 - 24
Yorkshire +18 21 £375 -16.67% 71
Wales -12 12 £425 -10.53% 16
North East +20 6 £463 +8.82% 19
Northern Ireland +8 2 £350 -17.65% 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 304 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (35.56%) SQL
3 282 (33.65%) Oracle
4 273 (32.58%) AWS
5 264 (31.50%) JavaScript
6 248 (29.59%) Java
7 213 (25.42%) Linux
8 202 (24.11%) SQL Server
9 197 (23.51%) Python
10 195 (23.27%) Git (software)
11 181 (21.60%) HTML
12 178 (21.24%) PostgreSQL
13 163 (19.45%) PHP
13 163 (19.45%) CSS
14 159 (18.97%) Docker
15 158 (18.85%) Azure
16 143 (17.06%) Jenkins
17 141 (16.83%) DevOps
18 134 (15.99%) Microservices
19 132 (15.75%) MongoDB
20 129 (15.39%) Relational Database
21 121 (14.44%) Web Services
22 120 (14.32%) Kubernetes
23 118 (14.08%) TDD
24 116 (13.84%) Node.js
25 108 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
26 107 (12.77%) Spring
27 99 (11.81%) React
28 94 (11.22%) Apache
29 93 (11.10%) JIRA

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 94 (11.22%) Apache
2 59 (7.04%) Confluence
3 37 (4.42%) JBoss
4 32 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.27%) Apache Spark
6 19 (2.27%) Drupal
6 19 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.15%) Red Hat Fuse
8 17 (2.03%) nginx
9 16 (1.91%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.79%) Mule
11 11 (1.31%) Appian
11 11 (1.31%) CMS
11 11 (1.31%) WordPress
12 9 (1.07%) IBM Domino
12 9 (1.07%) IIS
13 8 (0.95%) MQSeries
14 7 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 13 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (4.06%) Magento
2 12 (1.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 11 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (1.19%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (0.95%) SAP PSCD
5 8 (0.95%) Shopify
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.24%) CiviCRM
8 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.12%) Exstream
9 1 (0.12%) FastStats
9 1 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 273 (32.58%) AWS
2 158 (18.85%) Azure
3 87 (10.38%) Serverless
4 75 (8.95%) Amazon S3
4 75 (8.95%) AWS Lambda
5 71 (8.47%) GCP
6 43 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (4.77%) Amazon ECS
8 35 (4.18%) GitHub
9 28 (3.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (2.39%) Power Platform
13 18 (2.15%) Apigee
13 18 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (2.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 17 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (1.91%) CloudFront
16 14 (1.67%) Amazon EKS
16 14 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.46%) HTTP
2 27 (3.22%) Firewall
3 23 (2.74%) DNS
4 17 (2.03%) SSH
5 10 (1.19%) CTI
5 10 (1.19%) DHCP
5 10 (1.19%) Skype
5 10 (1.19%) Softphone
6 9 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (1.07%) SSL
7 8 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.84%) VPN
9 6 (0.72%) NAS
10 5 (0.60%) FTP
10 5 (0.60%) Internet
11 4 (0.48%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.48%) Network Security
11 4 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 178 (21.24%) PostgreSQL
3 132 (15.75%) MongoDB
4 129 (15.39%) Relational Database
5 88 (10.50%) NoSQL
6 62 (7.40%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (7.40%) Hadoop
7 47 (5.61%) Amazon Aurora
8 46 (5.49%) Amazon RDS
9 45 (5.37%) Oracle Database
10 43 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 41 (4.89%) Apache Hive
12 37 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
13 36 (4.30%) Pentaho
14 35 (4.18%) MariaDB
14 35 (4.18%) Redis
15 26 (3.10%) Big Data
15 26 (3.10%) Impala
16 22 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (2.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 195 (23.27%) Git (software)
2 143 (17.06%) Jenkins
3 93 (11.10%) JIRA
4 47 (5.61%) GitLab
5 45 (5.37%) Maven
6 35 (4.18%) Artifactory
7 33 (3.94%) Subversion
8 32 (3.82%) Selenium
9 29 (3.46%) Gradle
10 23 (2.74%) Cucumber
10 23 (2.74%) SoapUI
11 22 (2.63%) JUnit
12 21 (2.51%) Bitbucket
12 21 (2.51%) Hudson
13 18 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (2.15%) Eclipse
14 15 (1.79%) FishEye
14 15 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (1.67%) SonarQube
16 13 (1.55%) gulp
General
1 90 (10.74%) Finance
2 65 (7.76%) Public Sector
3 53 (6.32%) Banking
4 34 (4.06%) Retail
5 17 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.43%) Marketing
8 11 (1.31%) Games
8 11 (1.31%) Multimedia
9 9 (1.07%) Back Office
10 8 (0.95%) Advertising
10 8 (0.95%) Law
11 5 (0.60%) French Language
12 4 (0.48%) Automotive
12 4 (0.48%) Electronics
12 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.36%) Front Office
13 3 (0.36%) German Language
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 454 (54.18%) Developer
2 98 (11.69%) Java Developer
3 81 (9.67%) PHP Developer
4 74 (8.83%) Senior Developer
5 70 (8.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 61 (7.28%) Architect
7 43 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
8 42 (5.01%) Software Engineer
9 41 (4.89%) DBA
9 41 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.30%) AWS Developer
11 32 (3.82%) Data Engineer
12 30 (3.58%) React Developer
13 25 (2.98%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (2.86%) Python Developer
14 24 (2.86%) SQL Developer
15 23 (2.74%) AWS Software Engineer
15 23 (2.74%) Node.js Developer
15 23 (2.74%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 22 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (21.60%) HTML
2 163 (19.45%) CSS
3 121 (14.44%) Web Services
4 116 (13.84%) Node.js
5 107 (12.77%) Spring
6 99 (11.81%) React
7 90 (10.74%) .NET
8 85 (10.14%) REST
8 85 (10.14%) XML
9 76 (9.07%) Laravel
10 67 (8.00%) AngularJS
11 56 (6.68%) JSON
12 53 (6.32%) HTML5
13 50 (5.97%) RESTful
13 50 (5.97%) SOAP
14 43 (5.13%) jQuery
15 41 (4.89%) Middleware
16 39 (4.65%) Hibernate
17 38 (4.53%) Spring Boot
17 38 (4.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (5.37%) User Experience
4 21 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.39%) Hedge funds
6 15 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.67%) Fixed Income
7 14 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 13 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.55%) Replication
9 11 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.19%) IVR
11 9 (1.07%) Clustering
12 8 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.84%) PKI
14 6 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 213 (25.42%) Linux
2 90 (10.74%) Unix
3 88 (10.50%) Windows
4 24 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.86%) CentOS
5 23 (2.74%) Android
6 22 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.91%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.91%) Windows Server
8 11 (1.31%) Mac OS X
9 9 (1.07%) Debian
10 8 (0.95%) AIX
11 5 (0.60%) Solaris
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.36%) VME
13 3 (0.36%) zOS
14 2 (0.24%) SUSE
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (16.83%) DevOps
3 134 (15.99%) Microservices
4 118 (14.08%) TDD
5 108 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
6 89 (10.62%) Software Engineering
7 83 (9.90%) ETL
8 81 (9.67%) Scrum
9 78 (9.31%) Migration
10 75 (8.95%) Test Automation
11 70 (8.35%) OO
12 60 (7.16%) BDD
13 59 (7.04%) E-Commerce
14 55 (6.56%) Configuration Management
15 53 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
16 51 (6.09%) MVC
17 50 (5.97%) Unit Testing
18 48 (5.73%) Open Source
19 47 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
19 47 (5.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 298 (35.56%) SQL
2 264 (31.50%) JavaScript
3 248 (29.59%) Java
4 197 (23.51%) Python
5 163 (19.45%) PHP
6 63 (7.52%) C#
7 53 (6.32%) Bash Shell
8 48 (5.73%) PL/SQL
9 37 (4.42%) Go
9 37 (4.42%) Perl
10 36 (4.30%) Ruby
11 34 (4.06%) C++
12 32 (3.82%) TypeScript
13 28 (3.34%) Java 8
14 23 (2.74%) Shell Script
15 19 (2.27%) T-SQL
16 17 (2.03%) ES6
17 16 (1.91%) C
17 16 (1.91%) R
17 16 (1.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.86%) Degree
4 15 (1.79%) Sun Certification
5 13 (1.55%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.07%) OCPJP
9 8 (0.95%) ISEB
10 2 (0.24%) CCNP
10 2 (0.24%) CEH
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.24%) CISSP
10 2 (0.24%) GCIA
10 2 (0.24%) GCIH
10 2 (0.24%) GIAC
10 2 (0.24%) GSEC
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.09%) QA
2 10 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.72%) GDPR
5 4 (0.48%) NCSC
6 3 (0.36%) COBIT
6 3 (0.36%) SLA
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) NIST
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (18.97%) Docker
2 35 (4.18%) HDFS
3 18 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.60%) Postfix
8 5 (0.60%) qmail
9 4 (0.48%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.48%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.24%) vSphere
12 1 (0.12%) Ceph
12 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.12%) GPFS
12 1 (0.12%) iptables
12 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (14.32%) Kubernetes
2 67 (8.00%) Ansible
3 64 (7.64%) Terraform
4 26 (3.10%) Puppet
5 14 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.07%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 9 (1.07%) Nagios
7 8 (0.95%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.72%) Control-M
8 6 (0.72%) Grafana
8 6 (0.72%) Istio
8 6 (0.72%) Salt
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.48%) Foglight
10 4 (0.48%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.48%) Packer
11 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.36%) Galera Cluster
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 282 (33.65%) Oracle
2 70 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 50 (5.97%) Google
4 33 (3.94%) Cloudera
5 32 (3.82%) Sybase
6 27 (3.22%) IBM
7 25 (2.98%) VMware
8 24 (2.86%) SAP
9 23 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 21 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (2.15%) Zend
12 17 (2.03%) Splunk
13 14 (1.67%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.67%) Dynatrace
14 13 (1.55%) MuleSoft
15 12 (1.43%) Sparx
16 10 (1.19%) HP
16 10 (1.19%) Murex
16 10 (1.19%) Sun
17 9 (1.07%) New Relic