Period
to 3 August 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 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 119 119
Rank change year-on-year -60 0 -12
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,098 732 1,992
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 2.03% 2.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.08% 9.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 528 1,354
10th Percentile £310 £313 £313
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +8.82%
75th Percentile £540 £588 £540
90th Percentile £625 £725 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
10th Percentile £17.20 £28.35 £24.50
25th Percentile £19.00 £31.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.67% +7.14% +34.19%
75th Percentile £23.00 £52.13 £37.50
90th Percentile £34.30 £60.45 £46.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £66.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -69.70% +120.00% +33.33%

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 15,519 7,913 20,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 21.96% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,707 5,460 14,306
10th Percentile £340 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 119 253
10th Percentile £12.21 £13.52 £12.90
25th Percentile £19.25 £17.79 £18.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.82 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.32% -23.93% -
75th Percentile £48.13 £43.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £61.98 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% +11.52%

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 August 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 August 2021.

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 3 August 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 -49 896 £475 -5.00% 923
UK excluding London -1 498 £440 -2.22% 720
London -105 390 £500 -4.76% 256
Work from Home -76 381 £468 -6.50% 253
North of England -2 121 £425 - 243
Midlands +37 113 £475 +18.75% 121
South East +14 112 £400 -15.79% 134
West Midlands +31 92 £475 +18.75% 78
North West -2 85 £425 -3.63% 148
East of England -36 57 £498 +5.40% 56
Scotland -52 43 £450 -5.26% 39
South West +11 42 £450 -5.26% 105
Yorkshire -11 26 £400 +12.68% 69
East Midlands -10 18 £310 -25.97% 43
North East -5 10 £465 +11.04% 26
Wales -27 10 £560 +31.76% 15

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 386 (35.15%) SQL
2 383 (34.88%) AWS
3 381 (34.70%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (33.15%) Java
5 354 (32.24%) JavaScript
6 327 (29.78%) Oracle
7 305 (27.78%) Linux
8 270 (24.59%) PHP
9 265 (24.13%) Git (software)
10 260 (23.68%) SQL Server
11 259 (23.59%) PostgreSQL
12 258 (23.50%) Azure
13 255 (23.22%) Python
14 232 (21.13%) Social Skills
15 231 (21.04%) Docker
16 224 (20.40%) MongoDB
17 199 (18.12%) Microservices
18 194 (17.67%) DevOps
19 183 (16.67%) Jenkins
19 183 (16.67%) HTML
20 177 (16.12%) Windows
20 177 (16.12%) Node.js
21 174 (15.85%) React
22 165 (15.03%) Relational Database
23 159 (14.48%) CSS
24 154 (14.03%) Software Engineering
25 153 (13.93%) Spring
26 152 (13.84%) Full Stack Development
27 146 (13.30%) Kubernetes
28 142 (12.93%) 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 93 (8.47%) Confluence
2 91 (8.29%) Apache
3 47 (4.28%) Tomcat
4 46 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (3.83%) Apache Spark
6 40 (3.64%) JBoss
7 39 (3.55%) nginx
8 36 (3.28%) Drupal
9 31 (2.82%) SAS
10 30 (2.73%) CMS
11 24 (2.19%) IIS
11 24 (2.19%) Red Hat Fuse
12 22 (2.00%) SharePoint
13 21 (1.91%) Mule
13 21 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (1.73%) WebSphere
15 17 (1.55%) WordPress
16 11 (1.00%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.91%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.82%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 33 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.27%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.27%) Figma
4 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.27%) Sketch
4 3 (0.27%) SPSS
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.18%) GIMP
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.091%) SPSS Modeler
6 1 (0.091%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (2.82%) Magento
2 15 (1.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.73%) Shopify
5 7 (0.64%) SAP FI-CA
5 7 (0.64%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.18%) CiviCRM
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.091%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.091%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 383 (34.88%) AWS
2 258 (23.50%) Azure
3 134 (12.20%) GCP
4 78 (7.10%) Serverless
5 67 (6.10%) AWS Lambda
6 48 (4.37%) Amazon S3
7 46 (4.19%) Power Platform
8 43 (3.92%) GitHub
9 37 (3.37%) SaaS
10 31 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
10 31 (2.82%) PaaS
11 21 (1.91%) IaaS
12 20 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.82%) Cloud Functions
13 18 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (1.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 16 (1.46%) Kong
14 16 (1.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.92%) HTTP
2 42 (3.83%) DNS
3 37 (3.37%) Firewall
4 31 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.28%) DHCP
6 21 (1.91%) SSL
7 16 (1.46%) VPN
8 14 (1.28%) FTP
8 14 (1.28%) Internet
8 14 (1.28%) SSH
9 13 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (1.09%) VoIP
10 12 (1.09%) WAN
11 11 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (0.82%) LAN
12 9 (0.82%) PuTTY
12 9 (0.82%) SAN
12 9 (0.82%) SMTP
13 8 (0.73%) IPv4
13 8 (0.73%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 259 (23.59%) PostgreSQL
3 224 (20.40%) MongoDB
4 165 (15.03%) Relational Database
5 142 (12.93%) NoSQL
6 83 (7.56%) Redis
7 81 (7.38%) Hadoop
8 78 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
9 73 (6.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 71 (6.47%) Oracle Database
11 49 (4.46%) MariaDB
12 46 (4.19%) Power BI
13 43 (3.92%) DB2
14 42 (3.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 42 (3.83%) Pentaho
15 41 (3.73%) Apache Hive
16 40 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
17 36 (3.28%) HBase
17 36 (3.28%) RDBMS
18 30 (2.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 265 (24.13%) Git (software)
2 183 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 142 (12.93%) JIRA
4 70 (6.38%) Maven
5 69 (6.28%) Bitbucket
6 64 (5.83%) GitLab
7 50 (4.55%) Subversion
8 37 (3.37%) JUnit
9 28 (2.55%) Visual Studio
10 25 (2.28%) SonarQube
11 23 (2.09%) gulp
12 22 (2.00%) Gradle
13 21 (1.91%) Artifactory
14 19 (1.73%) jMock
14 19 (1.73%) Selenium
14 19 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
15 15 (1.37%) Cucumber
15 15 (1.37%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.37%) Mockito
16 14 (1.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 232 (21.13%) Social Skills
2 100 (9.11%) Finance
3 73 (6.65%) Public Sector
4 70 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (5.37%) Banking
6 38 (3.46%) Retail
7 30 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.73%) Marketing
8 20 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.55%) Front Office
9 17 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (1.00%) Games
10 11 (1.00%) Law
11 10 (0.91%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (0.82%) Legal
13 7 (0.64%) Advertising
14 5 (0.46%) Automotive
14 5 (0.46%) Back Office
14 5 (0.46%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 557 (50.73%) Developer
2 123 (11.20%) Java Developer
3 122 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 84 (7.65%) Full Stack Developer
5 80 (7.29%) Senior Developer
6 65 (5.92%) Architect
7 56 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 54 (4.92%) Software Engineer
9 48 (4.37%) Analyst
10 46 (4.19%) Data Engineer
11 37 (3.37%) DBA
12 32 (2.91%) Node.js Developer
13 30 (2.73%) Backend Developer
13 30 (2.73%) React Developer
14 28 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
15 25 (2.28%) .NET Developer
15 25 (2.28%) Consultant
16 24 (2.19%) Administrator
16 24 (2.19%) AWS Engineer
16 24 (2.19%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (16.67%) HTML
2 177 (16.12%) Node.js
3 174 (15.85%) React
4 159 (14.48%) CSS
5 153 (13.93%) Spring
6 138 (12.57%) REST
7 120 (10.93%) Web Services
8 99 (9.02%) AngularJS
8 99 (9.02%) Spring Boot
9 94 (8.56%) .NET
10 80 (7.29%) Laravel
11 72 (6.56%) RESTful
12 65 (5.92%) LAMP
12 65 (5.92%) XML
13 61 (5.56%) JSON
14 60 (5.46%) HTML5
14 60 (5.46%) Kafka
14 60 (5.46%) SOAP
15 53 (4.83%) Hibernate
15 53 (4.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (3.92%) User Experience
2 31 (2.82%) Data Structures
3 28 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (2.46%) Public Cloud
5 23 (2.09%) Clustering
6 21 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.37%) PKI
9 15 (1.37%) Replication
10 14 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (1.18%) iPad
11 13 (1.18%) NHS
12 10 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 305 (27.78%) Linux
2 177 (16.12%) Windows
3 120 (10.93%) Unix
4 54 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 46 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.91%) CentOS
7 18 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 16 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.28%) Debian
10 13 (1.18%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.00%) Android
11 11 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.91%) Solaris
13 8 (0.73%) AIX
14 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
15 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (0.36%) VMS
17 3 (0.27%) SUSE
17 3 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (34.70%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (18.12%) Microservices
3 194 (17.67%) DevOps
4 154 (14.03%) Software Engineering
5 152 (13.84%) Full Stack Development
6 137 (12.48%) TDD
7 136 (12.39%) Scrum
8 131 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
9 109 (9.93%) Test Automation
10 96 (8.74%) Open Source
11 95 (8.65%) ETL
12 85 (7.74%) Analytics
12 85 (7.74%) OO
13 84 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (7.56%) Migration
15 82 (7.47%) BDD
16 78 (7.10%) E-Commerce
17 75 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
18 74 (6.74%) Configuration Management
19 66 (6.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 386 (35.15%) SQL
2 364 (33.15%) Java
3 354 (32.24%) JavaScript
4 270 (24.59%) PHP
5 255 (23.22%) Python
6 88 (8.01%) C#
7 79 (7.19%) Perl
8 64 (5.83%) Bash Shell
9 58 (5.28%) Java 8
10 54 (4.92%) PL/SQL
11 49 (4.46%) Go
11 49 (4.46%) TypeScript
12 47 (4.28%) Java 11
13 45 (4.10%) PowerShell
14 43 (3.92%) Scala
15 42 (3.83%) Shell Script
16 41 (3.73%) R
17 35 (3.19%) Ruby
18 31 (2.82%) C++
19 30 (2.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 67 (6.10%) Degree
3 57 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.19%) OCPJP
4 24 (2.19%) Sun Certification
5 17 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (1.46%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.64%) RHCE
10 6 (0.55%) ISEB
11 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.36%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.18%) CCIE
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) CCNP
12 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.18%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.46%) QA
2 17 (1.55%) Accessibility
3 16 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.46%) GDPR
4 15 (1.37%) GRC
5 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) COBIT
6 4 (0.36%) SLA
7 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.27%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) FISMA
8 2 (0.18%) NIST
9 1 (0.091%) PMO
9 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 231 (21.04%) Docker
2 60 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.28%) HDFS
4 22 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.46%) Postfix
8 5 (0.46%) qmail
9 4 (0.36%) RACF
9 4 (0.36%) vSphere
10 3 (0.27%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.18%) KVM
11 2 (0.18%) vCloud
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.091%) Ceph
12 1 (0.091%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 146 (13.30%) Kubernetes
2 100 (9.11%) Ansible
3 91 (8.29%) Terraform
4 36 (3.28%) Puppet
5 23 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.73%) SCCM
7 13 (1.18%) Nagios
8 11 (1.00%) AirWatch
8 11 (1.00%) Grafana
9 9 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.82%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.73%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 7 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.55%) Galera Cluster
13 5 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 5 (0.46%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.46%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.36%) cPanel
14 4 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 327 (29.78%) Oracle
2 140 (12.75%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 53 (4.83%) VMware
5 44 (4.01%) Google
6 39 (3.55%) Sybase
7 37 (3.37%) SAP
8 34 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (3.01%) IBM
10 32 (2.91%) Informatica
11 31 (2.82%) Talend
12 25 (2.28%) Alibaba
12 25 (2.28%) Cisco
13 24 (2.19%) Sun
14 19 (1.73%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.64%) Databricks
16 16 (1.46%) Cloudera
17 15 (1.37%) New Relic
18 14 (1.28%) EMC
18 14 (1.28%) Meraki