Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 106 94
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing MySQL 2,648 2,343 2,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.37% 2.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.42% 10.59% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,867 1,763 1,846
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £361
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.57% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 28
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.62% +15.94% -8.00%
10th Percentile £12.38 £26.08 £12.30
90th Percentile £44.38 £48.75 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £46.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -48.36% +35.29% -2.86%

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 23,189 22,125 23,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.75% 22.42% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,250 14,773 16,025
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 278 389
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £29.56 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% -1.47% +4.57%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.01 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.40% -1.65%

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +3 2,440 £430 +1.18% 1,410
UK excluding London +15 1,432 £400 +3.90% 1,048
London -3 1,181 £500 +5.26% 420
North of England +1 407 £400 - 356
South East -33 350 £405 +1.31% 242
Yorkshire +9 199 £400 - 143
North West -11 187 £400 +2.56% 190
Midlands -15 182 £400 +14.29% 155
South West +40 169 £405 +15.55% 157
East of England +13 147 £425 -1.45% 82
West Midlands -7 124 £400 +8.47% 83
Scotland +31 115 £363 -1.36% 39
Wales +20 65 £330 -7.04% 14
East Midlands -16 58 £400 +14.29% 72
North East -15 21 £390 -13.33% 23
Northern Ireland +37 3 £390 - 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,108 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,049 (39.61%) JavaScript
3 890 (33.61%) Java
4 883 (33.35%) PHP
5 832 (31.42%) Linux
6 818 (30.89%) HTML
7 789 (29.80%) Amazon AWS
8 782 (29.53%) CSS
9 707 (26.70%) Oracle
10 681 (25.72%) SQL
11 673 (25.42%) Git (software)
12 604 (22.81%) PostgreSQL
13 557 (21.03%) Python
14 534 (20.17%) TDD
15 532 (20.09%) MongoDB
16 525 (19.83%) DevOps
17 494 (18.66%) Docker
18 465 (17.56%) SQL Server
19 458 (17.30%) NoSQL
20 443 (16.73%) Jenkins
21 409 (15.45%) Relational Database
22 404 (15.26%) Puppet
23 403 (15.22%) Ansible
24 391 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
25 359 (13.56%) OO
26 356 (13.44%) Microservices
27 353 (13.33%) Node.js
28 345 (13.03%) Spring
29 334 (12.61%) HTML5
30 331 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 231 (8.72%) Apache
2 214 (8.08%) Tomcat
3 183 (6.91%) Elasticsearch
4 154 (5.82%) Confluence
5 146 (5.51%) OpenStack
6 140 (5.29%) WebLogic
7 135 (5.10%) WebSphere
8 122 (4.61%) WordPress
9 100 (3.78%) Drupal
10 91 (3.44%) CMS
11 83 (3.13%) nginx
12 75 (2.83%) Apache Spark
13 58 (2.19%) JBoss
14 28 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (0.98%) IIS
16 23 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (0.72%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.45%) Apache Pig
18 12 (0.45%) Appian
18 12 (0.45%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 35 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.34%) Fireworks
5 8 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.11%) Windchill
8 2 (0.076%) HipChat
8 2 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.038%) InVision
9 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 97 (3.66%) Magento
2 13 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.19%) Shopify
7 3 (0.11%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.076%) Actimize
8 2 (0.076%) Odoo
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.076%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.076%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.038%) Exstream
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.038%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 789 (29.80%) Amazon AWS
2 331 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (6.04%) GitHub
4 115 (4.34%) Amazon S3
5 108 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
6 99 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
7 97 (3.66%) Serverless
8 50 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
9 45 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
9 45 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 42 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (1.47%) SaaS
13 38 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
14 34 (1.28%) npm
14 34 (1.28%) Route 53
15 32 (1.21%) Slack
16 29 (1.10%) PaaS
17 28 (1.06%) IaaS
18 24 (0.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 146 (5.51%) HTTP
2 110 (4.15%) DNS
3 101 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 92 (3.47%) SSL
5 91 (3.44%) Firewall
6 38 (1.44%) Internet
7 28 (1.06%) SSH
7 28 (1.06%) VPN
8 26 (0.98%) DHCP
9 25 (0.94%) IPsec
10 24 (0.91%) SNMP
11 22 (0.83%) SAN
12 19 (0.72%) FTP
13 16 (0.60%) SMS
14 15 (0.57%) AMQP
14 15 (0.57%) BIG-IP
15 14 (0.53%) LAN
16 13 (0.49%) Intranet
17 11 (0.42%) VLAN
17 11 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (22.81%) PostgreSQL
2 532 (20.09%) MongoDB
3 465 (17.56%) SQL Server
4 458 (17.30%) NoSQL
5 409 (15.45%) Relational Database
6 175 (6.61%) RDBMS
7 166 (6.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 120 (4.53%) Hadoop
9 119 (4.49%) Redis
10 113 (4.27%) Big Data
11 77 (2.91%) Oracle Database
12 76 (2.87%) MariaDB
13 67 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
14 61 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
15 52 (1.96%) Apache Hive
16 48 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 44 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 42 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 37 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
19 37 (1.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 673 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 443 (16.73%) Jenkins
3 310 (11.71%) JIRA
4 155 (5.85%) Selenium
5 140 (5.29%) Maven
6 130 (4.91%) Subversion
7 114 (4.31%) JUnit
8 113 (4.27%) NUnit
9 112 (4.23%) MSTest
10 101 (3.81%) GitLab
11 99 (3.74%) Cucumber
12 77 (2.91%) Artifactory
13 72 (2.72%) Vagrant
14 52 (1.96%) Gatling
15 48 (1.81%) Bitbucket
16 38 (1.44%) Gradle
16 38 (1.44%) Mockito
17 37 (1.40%) SonarQube
18 36 (1.36%) Eclipse
18 36 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 272 (10.27%) Finance
2 134 (5.06%) Retail
3 109 (4.12%) Marketing
4 71 (2.68%) Banking
5 38 (1.44%) Advertising
5 38 (1.44%) Legal
6 35 (1.32%) Games
7 33 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 23 (0.87%) Publishing
9 21 (0.79%) Back Office
10 19 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.45%) Automotive
12 11 (0.42%) Law
12 11 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.30%) Front Office
13 8 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
16 5 (0.19%) Electronics
17 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,526 (57.63%) Developer
2 431 (16.28%) PHP Developer
3 389 (14.69%) Java Developer
4 254 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 174 (6.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 150 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 117 (4.42%) Architect
8 108 (4.08%) DBA
8 108 (4.08%) MySQL Developer
9 103 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
10 93 (3.51%) Analyst
11 89 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
12 87 (3.29%) Software Engineer
13 86 (3.25%) Administrator
14 82 (3.10%) AWS DevOps
15 75 (2.83%) Web Developer
16 70 (2.64%) Python Developer
17 69 (2.61%) Consultant
17 69 (2.61%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 64 (2.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 818 (30.89%) HTML
2 782 (29.53%) CSS
3 353 (13.33%) Node.js
4 345 (13.03%) Spring
5 334 (12.61%) HTML5
6 314 (11.86%) AngularJS
7 310 (11.71%) Web Services
8 278 (10.50%) REST
9 277 (10.46%) jQuery
10 270 (10.20%) LAMP
11 267 (10.08%) CSS3
12 261 (9.86%) React
13 229 (8.65%) RESTful
14 197 (7.44%) Laravel
15 184 (6.95%) JSON
16 173 (6.53%) XML
17 167 (6.31%) Spring Boot
18 149 (5.63%) Symfony
19 148 (5.59%) RabbitMQ
20 137 (5.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 137 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
3 72 (2.72%) User Experience
4 70 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 70 (2.64%) Replication
5 67 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
6 59 (2.23%) Clustering
7 58 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 55 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 44 (1.66%) Fintech
10 37 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 29 (1.10%) Algorithms
13 26 (0.98%) Data Centre
14 21 (0.79%) Fixed Income
14 21 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (0.72%) Management Information System
16 17 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.64%) Social Media
17 14 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 832 (31.42%) Linux
2 250 (9.44%) Unix
3 175 (6.61%) Windows
4 122 (4.61%) CentOS
5 106 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (2.27%) Android
7 59 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 55 (2.08%) Ubuntu
9 45 (1.70%) Windows Server
10 33 (1.25%) Solaris
11 18 (0.68%) SUSE
11 18 (0.68%) VMS
12 16 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.57%) AIX
13 15 (0.57%) Debian
14 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.23%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.19%) Mesosphere
17 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,108 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (20.17%) TDD
3 525 (19.83%) DevOps
4 391 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
5 359 (13.56%) OO
6 356 (13.44%) Microservices
7 289 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 283 (10.69%) Scrum
9 265 (10.01%) Open Source
10 253 (9.55%) MVC
11 224 (8.46%) BDD
12 216 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
13 202 (7.63%) Configuration Management
14 194 (7.33%) Web Development
15 193 (7.29%) Software Engineering
16 186 (7.02%) E-Commerce
17 167 (6.31%) SDLC
18 164 (6.19%) Migration
19 132 (4.98%) Analytics
20 130 (4.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,049 (39.61%) JavaScript
2 890 (33.61%) Java
3 883 (33.35%) PHP
4 681 (25.72%) SQL
5 557 (21.03%) Python
6 227 (8.57%) Ruby
7 185 (6.99%) Perl
8 183 (6.91%) Bash Shell
9 144 (5.44%) C#
9 144 (5.44%) Java 8
10 122 (4.61%) Shell Script
11 119 (4.49%) Go
12 68 (2.57%) ES6
13 67 (2.53%) Scala
14 66 (2.49%) PHP 7
15 60 (2.27%) PL/SQL
16 58 (2.19%) PowerShell
17 57 (2.15%) C++
18 53 (2.00%) C
19 50 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 189 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 156 (5.89%) SC Cleared
3 96 (3.63%) Degree
4 40 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.26%) OCP
11 6 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.15%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.15%) CCNA
13 4 (0.15%) MySQL Certification
13 4 (0.15%) OCPJP
13 4 (0.15%) RHCE
14 3 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (5.59%) QA
2 42 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.13%) GDPR
4 13 (0.49%) SLA
5 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.11%) COBIT
7 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.11%) WCAG
8 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.076%) PMO
8 2 (0.076%) SEPA
9 1 (0.038%) HL7
9 1 (0.038%) PSD2
System Software
1 494 (18.66%) Docker
2 68 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (0.83%) etcd
5 22 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 16 (0.60%) flannel
7 15 (0.57%) HDFS
8 14 (0.53%) Xen
9 13 (0.49%) KVM
9 13 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.45%) NFS
11 10 (0.38%) vCloud
11 10 (0.38%) XenApp
12 9 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.30%) iptables
13 8 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 404 (15.26%) Puppet
2 403 (15.22%) Ansible
3 311 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
4 212 (8.01%) Terraform
5 196 (7.40%) Kubernetes
6 75 (2.83%) Nagios
7 69 (2.61%) Grafana
8 62 (2.34%) Prometheus
9 53 (2.00%) logstash
10 51 (1.93%) ZABBIX
11 45 (1.70%) Kibana
12 44 (1.66%) Galera Cluster
13 33 (1.25%) HAProxy
13 33 (1.25%) Rancher
14 30 (1.13%) Salt
15 26 (0.98%) Packer
16 22 (0.83%) Icinga
16 22 (0.83%) Uchiwa
17 19 (0.72%) Pingdom
18 18 (0.68%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 707 (26.70%) Oracle
2 175 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 125 (4.72%) Red Hat
4 102 (3.85%) VMware
5 98 (3.70%) Google
6 87 (3.29%) Zend
7 70 (2.64%) Splunk
8 53 (2.00%) Sybase
9 48 (1.81%) New Relic
10 45 (1.70%) Atlassian
11 44 (1.66%) Tableau
12 40 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 40 (1.51%) SAP
13 34 (1.28%) Adobe
13 34 (1.28%) Talend
14 33 (1.25%) hybris
14 33 (1.25%) IBM
15 22 (0.83%) Percona
16 21 (0.79%) Cisco
17 20 (0.76%) Cloudera