Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 122 101
Rank change year-on-year +20 -21 +12
Contract jobs citing MySQL 842 1,672 2,646
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 2.03% 2.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.20% 9.41% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 1,221 1,927
Median daily rate £495 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £668 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.69% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
10th Percentile £16.28 £9.70 £12.38
90th Percentile £70.00 £35.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.83% -14.29% -26.32%

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 8,256 17,762 23,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.44% 21.55% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,224 11,973 16,438
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.60% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 274 253
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -3.69%
10th Percentile £14.06 £13.58 £13.34
90th Percentile £55.00 £65.00 £57.47
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year - -9.77% -5.00%

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 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 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 +26 720 £500 +11.11% 631
London +23 403 £525 +5.00% 161
UK excluding London +13 320 £425 +2.41% 515
Work from Home -69 198 £450 +12.50% 162
North of England +22 110 £425 +6.25% 201
North West +28 80 £450 +18.03% 116
Midlands +21 68 £400 +17.65% 84
East of England +28 54 £473 +8.00% 37
West Midlands +35 44 £401 +14.64% 54
South East +29 36 £425 +3.03% 79
South West +38 25 £435 +2.35% 70
Yorkshire +32 25 £288 -28.13% 64
East Midlands +20 24 £338 +12.50% 30
Scotland -6 16 £363 -21.62% 25
Wales +9 11 £425 +3.03% 16
North East +12 5 £475 -4.04% 21
Northern Ireland +13 1 £388 -8.82% 4

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 346 (41.09%) Java
2 334 (39.67%) Oracle
3 315 (37.41%) AWS
4 307 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
5 300 (35.63%) SQL
6 255 (30.29%) Linux
7 252 (29.93%) SQL Server
8 251 (29.81%) Python
9 225 (26.72%) Docker
10 221 (26.25%) Git (software)
11 218 (25.89%) Microservices
12 204 (24.23%) PostgreSQL
13 203 (24.11%) JavaScript
14 192 (22.80%) DevOps
15 188 (22.33%) Web Services
16 187 (22.21%) Jenkins
17 181 (21.50%) Azure
18 172 (20.43%) Kubernetes
19 163 (19.36%) Relational Database
19 163 (19.36%) Finance
20 146 (17.34%) Apache
21 145 (17.22%) Spring
22 141 (16.75%) HTML
23 134 (15.91%) MongoDB
24 131 (15.56%) PHP
25 123 (14.61%) Unix
26 120 (14.25%) Banking
27 119 (14.13%) Scrum
28 118 (14.01%) TDD
29 116 (13.78%) 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
1 146 (17.34%) Apache
2 82 (9.74%) Confluence
3 58 (6.89%) JBoss
4 45 (5.34%) Tomcat
5 41 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (3.92%) WebLogic
7 32 (3.80%) Red Hat Fuse
8 28 (3.33%) Mule
9 26 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (2.97%) nginx
11 16 (1.90%) Appian
12 14 (1.66%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.43%) MQSeries
14 11 (1.31%) Jetty
14 11 (1.31%) WordPress
15 10 (1.19%) Drupal
15 10 (1.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 10 (1.19%) SharePoint
16 8 (0.95%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.83%) Papyrus
Applications
1 35 (4.16%) Spreadsheet
2 18 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.61%) Magento
2 17 (2.02%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 13 (1.54%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.36%) Shopify
6 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.12%) Exstream
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 315 (37.41%) AWS
2 181 (21.50%) Azure
3 113 (13.42%) Serverless
4 112 (13.30%) AWS Lambda
5 96 (11.40%) GCP
6 85 (10.10%) Amazon ECS
7 72 (8.55%) Amazon S3
8 56 (6.65%) Apigee
9 46 (5.46%) GitHub
10 33 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 28 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (2.38%) OpenShift
14 19 (2.26%) Datadog
14 19 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (1.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 15 (1.78%) Amazon Kinesis
15 15 (1.78%) Power Platform
16 14 (1.66%) AWS Fargate
16 14 (1.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.04%) DNS
2 32 (3.80%) HTTP
3 22 (2.61%) Firewall
3 22 (2.61%) SSH
4 15 (1.78%) DHCP
5 12 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (1.19%) CTI
6 10 (1.19%) Softphone
6 10 (1.19%) SSL
6 10 (1.19%) VPN
6 10 (1.19%) Wireless
7 9 (1.07%) Internet
7 9 (1.07%) Skype
7 9 (1.07%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.83%) IPsec
9 7 (0.83%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.83%) SNMP
10 6 (0.71%) PBX
10 6 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (29.93%) SQL Server
2 204 (24.23%) PostgreSQL
3 163 (19.36%) Relational Database
4 134 (15.91%) MongoDB
5 77 (9.14%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (9.03%) Amazon Redshift
7 69 (8.19%) Hadoop
8 68 (8.08%) NoSQL
9 60 (7.13%) Pentaho
10 49 (5.82%) Amazon Aurora
11 48 (5.70%) Apache Hive
12 46 (5.46%) Oracle Database
13 38 (4.51%) MariaDB
14 34 (4.04%) Redis
15 33 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
16 32 (3.80%) RDBMS
17 31 (3.68%) Impala
18 30 (3.56%) Big Data
19 27 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 21 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 221 (26.25%) Git (software)
2 187 (22.21%) Jenkins
3 116 (13.78%) JIRA
4 97 (11.52%) GitLab
5 78 (9.26%) Artifactory
6 64 (7.60%) Maven
7 50 (5.94%) Selenium
7 50 (5.94%) Subversion
8 48 (5.70%) Cucumber
9 42 (4.99%) Gradle
10 38 (4.51%) JUnit
11 27 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 27 (3.21%) Hudson
12 25 (2.97%) FishEye
13 24 (2.85%) SoapUI
14 20 (2.38%) Bitbucket
14 20 (2.38%) jMock
15 19 (2.26%) Eclipse
16 18 (2.14%) SonarQube
17 16 (1.90%) Mockito
General
1 163 (19.36%) Finance
2 120 (14.25%) Banking
3 77 (9.14%) Public Sector
4 31 (3.68%) Back Office
5 26 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.26%) Marketing
7 15 (1.78%) Retail
8 13 (1.54%) Front Office
9 12 (1.43%) Law
9 12 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.31%) Advertising
10 11 (1.31%) Multimedia
11 10 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.83%) Games
13 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.59%) Electronics
14 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.36%) French Language
15 3 (0.36%) German Language
16 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 441 (52.38%) Developer
2 148 (17.58%) Java Developer
3 77 (9.14%) AWS Engineer
4 72 (8.55%) Software Engineer
5 70 (8.31%) AWS Developer
6 66 (7.84%) Architect
7 63 (7.48%) Full Stack Developer
8 62 (7.36%) Java Engineer
9 59 (7.01%) PHP Developer
10 58 (6.89%) Java Software Engineer
11 57 (6.77%) Senior Developer
12 51 (6.06%) AWS Software Engineer
12 51 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 50 (5.94%) Java Software Developer
14 42 (4.99%) SQL Developer
15 37 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
16 33 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (3.80%) Pentaho Developer
18 29 (3.44%) DBA
19 27 (3.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (22.33%) Web Services
2 145 (17.22%) Spring
3 141 (16.75%) HTML
4 111 (13.18%) CSS
5 92 (10.93%) Node.js
6 88 (10.45%) XML
7 80 (9.50%) REST
8 76 (9.03%) gRPC
8 76 (9.03%) React
9 67 (7.96%) AngularJS
10 65 (7.72%) SOAP
11 64 (7.60%) Swagger
12 62 (7.36%) OAuth
13 59 (7.01%) JSON
14 58 (6.89%) .NET
15 57 (6.77%) RESTful
16 56 (6.65%) Hibernate
17 54 (6.41%) LAMP
18 52 (6.18%) Middleware
19 50 (5.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.72%) Hedge funds
2 53 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.87%) User Experience
5 23 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
6 22 (2.61%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.78%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.66%) Pricing Data
11 13 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.31%) Derivative
12 11 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.19%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.19%) IVR
13 10 (1.19%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.19%) Replication
14 9 (1.07%) PKI
15 8 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 255 (30.29%) Linux
2 123 (14.61%) Unix
3 108 (12.83%) Windows
4 34 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (3.80%) CentOS
6 27 (3.21%) Android
7 25 (2.97%) Apple iOS
8 24 (2.85%) Debian
9 18 (2.14%) Ubuntu
10 17 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.66%) Solaris
12 12 (1.43%) AIX
12 12 (1.43%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.36%) VME
13 3 (0.36%) zOS
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (25.89%) Microservices
3 192 (22.80%) DevOps
4 119 (14.13%) Scrum
5 118 (14.01%) TDD
6 114 (13.54%) Software Engineering
7 98 (11.64%) ETL
8 85 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (9.50%) Test Automation
10 78 (9.26%) Asset Management
11 72 (8.55%) BDD
12 71 (8.43%) Migration
13 70 (8.31%) Configuration Management
14 68 (8.08%) Unit Testing
15 63 (7.48%) OO
16 62 (7.36%) Investment Management
17 55 (6.53%) Continuous Delivery
18 53 (6.29%) Mentoring
19 49 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (5.58%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 346 (41.09%) Java
2 300 (35.63%) SQL
3 251 (29.81%) Python
4 203 (24.11%) JavaScript
5 131 (15.56%) PHP
6 75 (8.91%) Bash Shell
7 53 (6.29%) Ruby
8 51 (6.06%) Perl
9 45 (5.34%) C#
9 45 (5.34%) Java 8
10 41 (4.87%) PL/SQL
11 37 (4.39%) C++
12 26 (3.09%) Go
13 21 (2.49%) Shell Script
13 21 (2.49%) TypeScript
14 19 (2.26%) Scala
15 15 (1.78%) PHP 7
16 14 (1.66%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.54%) Groovy
18 11 (1.31%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 108 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 88 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.51%) Degree
4 29 (3.44%) Sun Certification
5 25 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.31%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.07%) OCPJP
11 8 (0.95%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.71%) ISEB
13 2 (0.24%) CCNP
13 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.24%) CISSP
13 2 (0.24%) GIAC
13 2 (0.24%) MCSA
13 2 (0.24%) MCSE
13 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.19%) QA
2 14 (1.66%) GDPR
3 12 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.83%) SLA
6 6 (0.71%) COBIT
7 5 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.48%) NCSC
9 3 (0.36%) GxP
10 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.24%) NIST
11 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 225 (26.72%) Docker
2 47 (5.58%) HDFS
3 30 (3.56%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.48%) Squid
8 3 (0.36%) NFS
8 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.24%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.24%) vCloud
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.24%) zsh
10 1 (0.12%) GPFS
10 1 (0.12%) iptables
10 1 (0.12%) oVirt
10 1 (0.12%) Postfix
10 1 (0.12%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 172 (20.43%) Kubernetes
2 80 (9.50%) Terraform
3 76 (9.03%) Ansible
4 50 (5.94%) Puppet
5 25 (2.97%) Nagios
6 19 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.54%) Salt
8 11 (1.31%) Kibana
9 10 (1.19%) Grafana
10 7 (0.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 7 (0.83%) Packer
10 7 (0.83%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.71%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.48%) Foglight
14 3 (0.36%) Control-M
14 3 (0.36%) Graylog
14 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 334 (39.67%) Oracle
2 82 (9.74%) Google
3 72 (8.55%) Sybase
4 64 (7.60%) Microsoft
5 43 (5.11%) Cloudera
6 33 (3.92%) SAP
7 32 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 28 (3.33%) Splunk
9 20 (2.38%) MuleSoft
10 19 (2.26%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.02%) IBM
11 17 (2.02%) Sparx
12 15 (1.78%) Murex
12 15 (1.78%) VMware
13 14 (1.66%) Sun
14 12 (1.43%) Hortonworks
14 12 (1.43%) Informatica
14 12 (1.43%) Talend
15 11 (1.31%) ArcSight
15 11 (1.31%) Salesforce.com