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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 90 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1193 1381 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.56% 2.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.31% 11.73% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 1016 896
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +47.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £10.60 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.80 £116.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £33.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +42.85% +54.65%  

MySQL is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10550 11771 13011
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.39% 21.80% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6895 7962 8488
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 202 180
Median hourly rate £31.25 £32.15 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% +16.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MySQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1153 £425 +6.25% 688
London -44 512 £475 +11.76% 219
South East +18 225 £403 +10.27% 124
North West +24 86 £415 +2.46% 80
City of London -7 80 £475 +11.76% 46
Yorkshire +31 79 £400 +6.66% 68
East of England +21 69 £425 +6.25% 37
West Yorkshire +44 67 £400 +5.26% 47
West Midlands +48 62 £335 +3.07% 60
Leeds +46 62 £400 - 27
Hampshire +30 62 £375 +4.16% 33
East Midlands +15 52 £338 +20.00% 28
Oxfordshire +24 51 £400 +14.28% 20
South West -9 50 £345 +6.15% 61
Berkshire +45 44 £403 +7.33% 25
Basingstoke +16 35 £375 +7.14% 15
Merseyside +14 34 £425 +32.81% 17
Buckinghamshire -6 32 £425 +30.69% 8
Manchester +12 29 £370 -4.51% 38
Essex +10 29 £447 +24.16% 5
Surrey 0 27 £500 +25.00% 17
Liverpool +19 25 £413 - 13
Nottinghamshire +15 25 £350 +27.27% 11
Birmingham +29 24 £406 -11.20% 17
Nottingham +12 24 £350 +27.27% 10
Southend-on-Sea -13 22 £448 +24.30% 1
Scotland +21 20 £336 +3.46% 12
Bristol -11 20 £325 -10.34% 18
Milton Keynes +2 19 £381 +22.98% 4
Oxford +3 17 £363 -3.33% 7

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MySQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MySQL.

1 839 (38.07%) Linux
2 832 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
3 799 (36.25%) HTML
4 724 (32.85%) JavaScript
5 715 (32.44%) PHP
5 715 (32.44%) Java
6 693 (31.44%) CSS
7 626 (28.40%) SQL
8 622 (28.22%) Git (software)
9 503 (22.82%) Python
10 473 (21.46%) Oracle
11 465 (21.10%) TDD
12 438 (19.87%) PostgreSQL
13 403 (18.28%) MongoDB
14 395 (17.92%) Jenkins
14 395 (17.92%) DevOps
15 365 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
16 361 (16.38%) SQL Server
17 359 (16.29%) NoSQL
18 321 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
19 314 (14.25%) Spring
20 300 (13.61%) Scrum
21 298 (13.52%) Puppet
22 293 (13.29%) Apache
23 281 (12.75%) jQuery
24 274 (12.43%) REST
25 269 (12.21%) LAMP
26 268 (12.16%) Relational Database
27 264 (11.98%) Web Services
28 255 (11.57%) HTML5

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
1 293 (13.29%) Apache
2 194 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 150 (6.81%) Drupal
4 96 (4.36%) WordPress
5 94 (4.26%) CMS
6 93 (4.22%) nginx
7 77 (3.49%) JBoss
7 77 (3.49%) OpenStack
8 70 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
9 69 (3.13%) WebSphere
10 68 (3.09%) Confluence
11 65 (2.95%) WebLogic
12 45 (2.04%) Apache Spark
13 24 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (1.09%) SharePoint
14 23 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.82%) Apache Pig
16 16 (0.73%) IIS
17 11 (0.50%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.50%) HipChat
5 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.23%) SPSS
6 5 (0.23%) Stata
7 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.045%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 72 (3.27%) Magento
2 15 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.091%) Primavera
6 2 (0.091%) Siebel CRM
6 2 (0.091%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.045%) RMDS
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.045%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.045%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.045%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 365 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (3.31%) GitHub
4 39 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (1.72%) Amazon S3
6 36 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (1.18%) Slack
9 21 (0.95%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.91%) SaaS
11 18 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
13 14 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.59%) Office 365
15 9 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.41%) G Suite
16 8 (0.36%) IaaS
16 8 (0.36%) PaaS
17 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 152 (6.90%) HTTP
2 100 (4.54%) TCP/IP
3 90 (4.08%) SSL
4 75 (3.40%) LDAP
5 68 (3.09%) DNS
5 68 (3.09%) Firewall
6 46 (2.09%) Internet
7 30 (1.36%) HTTPS
8 28 (1.27%) VPN
9 23 (1.04%) LAN
9 23 (1.04%) WAN
10 19 (0.86%) Kerberos
11 17 (0.77%) SAN
12 16 (0.73%) SSH
13 14 (0.64%) Intranet
14 11 (0.50%) FTP
14 11 (0.50%) Network Security
15 9 (0.41%) AMQP
15 9 (0.41%) DHCP
15 9 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (19.87%) PostgreSQL
2 403 (18.28%) MongoDB
3 361 (16.38%) SQL Server
4 359 (16.29%) NoSQL
5 268 (12.16%) Relational Database
6 156 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 107 (4.85%) RDBMS
8 84 (3.81%) Hadoop
8 84 (3.81%) Oracle Database
9 80 (3.63%) Big Data
9 80 (3.63%) MariaDB
10 73 (3.31%) Redis
11 63 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
12 48 (2.18%) DB2
13 42 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
14 41 (1.86%) Data Mining
15 34 (1.54%) CouchDB
16 33 (1.50%) HBase
17 31 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
18 30 (1.36%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 622 (28.22%) Git (software)
2 395 (17.92%) Jenkins
3 181 (8.21%) JIRA
4 148 (6.72%) Subversion
5 113 (5.13%) JUnit
6 91 (4.13%) Maven
7 73 (3.31%) Mockito
8 71 (3.22%) Bitbucket
9 63 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 58 (2.63%) Selenium
11 48 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 48 (2.18%) Eclipse
12 37 (1.68%) PHPUnit
13 34 (1.54%) Vagrant
14 33 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 31 (1.41%) GitLab
16 30 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
17 29 (1.32%) Ant
17 29 (1.32%) Hudson
18 26 (1.18%) NUnit
General
1 188 (8.53%) Finance
2 98 (4.45%) Marketing
3 82 (3.72%) Retail
4 61 (2.77%) Banking
5 59 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.45%) Publishing
7 23 (1.04%) Games
8 19 (0.86%) Advertising
9 18 (0.82%) Electronics
10 15 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.54%) Front Office
13 10 (0.45%) Legal
14 9 (0.41%) French Language
15 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.18%) Billing
17 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.14%) Back Office
18 3 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 1340 (60.80%) Developer
2 366 (16.61%) Java Developer
3 363 (16.47%) PHP Developer
4 200 (9.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 143 (6.49%) Senior Developer
6 113 (5.13%) DBA
7 110 (4.99%) Drupal Developer
7 110 (4.99%) MySQL Developer
8 102 (4.63%) Web Developer
9 98 (4.45%) Python Developer
10 91 (4.13%) Architect
11 86 (3.90%) Administrator
12 82 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
13 73 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 73 (3.31%) MySQL DBA
14 67 (3.04%) Analyst
15 66 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
15 66 (2.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 62 (2.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 58 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (36.25%) HTML
2 693 (31.44%) CSS
3 314 (14.25%) Spring
4 281 (12.75%) jQuery
5 274 (12.43%) REST
6 269 (12.21%) LAMP
7 264 (11.98%) Web Services
8 255 (11.57%) HTML5
9 251 (11.39%) RESTful
10 247 (11.21%) AngularJS
11 234 (10.62%) Node.js
12 221 (10.03%) XML
13 185 (8.39%) JSON
14 175 (7.94%) Hibernate
15 174 (7.89%) CSS3
16 149 (6.76%) Symfony
17 145 (6.58%) Laravel
18 143 (6.49%) SOAP
19 118 (5.35%) Ajax
20 97 (4.40%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 116 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.08%) User Experience
4 70 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 55 (2.50%) Clustering
6 53 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 49 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (1.72%) Replication
9 36 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
11 30 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.32%) Data Centre
13 27 (1.23%) Algorithms
14 22 (1.00%) STB
15 19 (0.86%) Fintech
16 18 (0.82%) Video on Demand
17 17 (0.77%) NHS
18 11 (0.50%) W3C
19 9 (0.41%) Derivative
19 9 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 839 (38.07%) Linux
2 195 (8.85%) Unix
3 173 (7.85%) Windows
4 134 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (5.22%) CentOS
6 69 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.09%) Mac OS X
8 36 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (1.54%) Solaris
10 33 (1.50%) Windows Server
11 22 (1.00%) Android
11 22 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.73%) HPUX
14 14 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.45%) AIX
15 10 (0.45%) Debian
16 8 (0.36%) SUSE
17 7 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (21.10%) TDD
3 395 (17.92%) DevOps
4 321 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
5 300 (13.61%) Scrum
6 250 (11.34%) Microservices
7 244 (11.07%) Web Development
8 240 (10.89%) MVC
9 231 (10.48%) Configuration Management
10 218 (9.89%) OO
11 215 (9.75%) Open Source
12 187 (8.48%) BDD
13 182 (8.26%) Software Engineering
14 163 (7.40%) Test Automation
15 145 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 137 (6.22%) Kanban
17 132 (5.99%) OOP
18 128 (5.81%) E-Commerce
19 116 (5.26%) Mentoring
20 96 (4.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 724 (32.85%) JavaScript
2 715 (32.44%) Java
2 715 (32.44%) PHP
3 626 (28.40%) SQL
4 503 (22.82%) Python
5 219 (9.94%) Ruby
6 162 (7.35%) Perl
7 152 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 125 (5.67%) Scala
9 115 (5.22%) C#
10 61 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 58 (2.63%) PL/SQL
12 55 (2.50%) Groovy
13 52 (2.36%) PowerShell
14 48 (2.18%) Go
15 46 (2.09%) C++
16 35 (1.59%) C
17 30 (1.36%) T-SQL
18 29 (1.32%) PHP 5
19 26 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 110 (4.99%) Security Cleared
2 86 (3.90%) Degree
3 84 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.36%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.32%) MySQL Certification
7 7 (0.32%) OCPJP
8 6 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.27%) RHCE
9 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.23%) CISM
9 5 (0.23%) CISSP
9 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.18%) MCSE
11 3 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.091%) CCNP
12 2 (0.091%) MCSA
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.72%) QA
2 21 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.18%) GCP
5 4 (0.18%) SLA
6 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.045%) FATCA
7 1 (0.045%) GDPR
7 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 230 (10.44%) Docker
2 60 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.41%) HDFS
5 26 (1.18%) Xen
6 17 (0.77%) KVM
7 15 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.64%) NFS
9 12 (0.54%) LXC
9 12 (0.54%) Squid
9 12 (0.54%) vCloud
10 10 (0.45%) Samba
11 9 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.32%) XenServer
13 5 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.23%) vSphere
14 4 (0.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 298 (13.52%) Puppet
2 255 (11.57%) Ansible
3 201 (9.12%) Opscode Chef
4 95 (4.31%) Kubernetes
5 57 (2.59%) Nagios
6 44 (2.00%) Salt
7 43 (1.95%) Terraform
8 39 (1.77%) Grafana
8 39 (1.77%) logstash
9 37 (1.68%) HAProxy
10 27 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
11 25 (1.13%) Galera Cluster
12 24 (1.09%) ZABBIX
13 23 (1.04%) Kibana
14 21 (0.95%) Graphite
15 19 (0.86%) Mesos
16 10 (0.45%) Webmin
17 9 (0.41%) Icinga
17 9 (0.41%) Pingdom
18 8 (0.36%) Netcool
Vendors
1 473 (21.46%) Oracle
2 124 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 118 (5.35%) Red Hat
4 88 (3.99%) Zend
5 87 (3.95%) VMware
6 67 (3.04%) Google
7 39 (1.77%) IBM
8 35 (1.59%) SAP
8 35 (1.59%) Splunk
8 35 (1.59%) Tableau
9 34 (1.54%) SaltStack
10 32 (1.45%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.13%) Adobe
12 25 (1.13%) HP
12 25 (1.13%) Rackspace
13 18 (0.82%) Cisco
13 18 (0.82%) Percona
14 15 (0.68%) Cloudera
15 14 (0.64%) Talend
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £100 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Computer People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + + Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: €70 - €75 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £349 to £465 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago