Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 93 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 -18
Contract jobs citing MySQL 2335 2599 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 2.44% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.58% 10.86% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1748 1789 1803
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 37
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +4.71% -3.30%
10th Percentile £26.08 £12.45 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.25 £45.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £41.25 £37.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% +9.27% +67.78%

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 22063 23942 26326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.47% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14890 15947 17272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 395 396
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.53 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.61% +5.21% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.10 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.13 £49.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -3.39% +31.11%

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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -7 2249 £425 +6.25% 822
UK excluding London +14 1166 £375 - 536
London -15 1134 £488 +14.71% 306
South East +5 381 £400 +9.59% 123
North of England +42 339 £388 - 169
North West +33 177 £375 - 106
Midlands +49 175 £350 -6.67% 113
Yorkshire +21 144 £400 - 53
East of England +1 117 £448 +13.29% 52
West Midlands +41 100 £369 -1.67% 64
South West -16 97 £350 +0.07% 59
East Midlands +24 75 £350 -6.67% 47
Scotland +27 54 £375 +15.38% 16
North East +33 23 £450 +5.88% 10
Wales -29 11 £360 -7.10% 4
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1005 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (37.00%) Linux
3 822 (35.20%) JavaScript
4 786 (33.66%) HTML
5 768 (32.89%) Java
6 745 (31.91%) PHP
7 718 (30.75%) CSS
8 679 (29.08%) Git (software)
9 590 (25.27%) SQL
10 543 (23.25%) TDD
11 537 (23.00%) Amazon AWS
12 528 (22.61%) PostgreSQL
13 518 (22.18%) Oracle
14 512 (21.93%) Python
15 453 (19.40%) DevOps
16 401 (17.17%) MongoDB
17 387 (16.57%) NoSQL
18 386 (16.53%) SQL Server
19 377 (16.15%) Jenkins
20 365 (15.63%) Puppet
21 364 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
22 336 (14.39%) Docker
23 327 (14.00%) Scrum
24 304 (13.02%) Microservices
25 303 (12.98%) Spring
26 297 (12.72%) jQuery
26 297 (12.72%) Ansible
27 296 (12.68%) Relational Database
28 289 (12.38%) OO
29 286 (12.25%) Finance

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
1 266 (11.39%) Apache
2 240 (10.28%) Tomcat
3 175 (7.49%) Drupal
4 124 (5.31%) OpenStack
5 121 (5.18%) Confluence
6 116 (4.97%) WebLogic
7 108 (4.63%) nginx
7 108 (4.63%) WordPress
8 90 (3.85%) WebSphere
9 80 (3.43%) CMS
10 78 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
11 72 (3.08%) JBoss
12 53 (2.27%) Apache Spark
13 44 (1.88%) Apache Solr
14 37 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
15 29 (1.24%) IIS
15 29 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.73%) Apache Pig
16 17 (0.73%) SharePoint
17 16 (0.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 18 (0.77%) HipChat
4 13 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.21%) SPSS
7 5 (0.21%) Stata
8 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.086%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 81 (3.47%) Magento
2 8 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.086%) Primavera
5 2 (0.086%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.043%) Odoo
6 1 (0.043%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.043%) RMDS
6 1 (0.043%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 537 (23.00%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (3.81%) GitHub
4 55 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 49 (2.10%) SaaS
6 48 (2.06%) Slack
7 45 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
8 42 (1.80%) Amazon S3
9 39 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 31 (1.33%) Serverless
12 29 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.07%) PaaS
14 21 (0.90%) IaaS
14 21 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.77%) G Suite
15 18 (0.77%) Route 53
16 15 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 15 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 148 (6.34%) HTTP
2 93 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 79 (3.38%) SSL
4 60 (2.57%) Internet
5 59 (2.53%) DNS
5 59 (2.53%) Firewall
6 49 (2.10%) LDAP
7 30 (1.28%) VPN
8 16 (0.69%) Intranet
8 16 (0.69%) WAN
9 15 (0.64%) LAN
9 15 (0.64%) SAN
10 14 (0.60%) SNMP
11 13 (0.56%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.56%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.56%) SSH
12 11 (0.47%) DSL
13 9 (0.39%) SMTP
14 8 (0.34%) AMQP
14 8 (0.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (22.61%) PostgreSQL
2 401 (17.17%) MongoDB
3 387 (16.57%) NoSQL
4 386 (16.53%) SQL Server
5 296 (12.68%) Relational Database
6 164 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 130 (5.57%) RDBMS
8 113 (4.84%) Hadoop
9 99 (4.24%) Redis
10 83 (3.55%) Big Data
11 69 (2.96%) Oracle Database
12 58 (2.48%) DB2
13 51 (2.18%) MariaDB
14 50 (2.14%) Data Mining
15 49 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
16 44 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
17 42 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 32 (1.37%) Ingres
18 32 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
19 29 (1.24%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 679 (29.08%) Git (software)
2 377 (16.15%) Jenkins
3 226 (9.68%) JIRA
4 126 (5.40%) JUnit
5 124 (5.31%) Subversion
6 100 (4.28%) Maven
7 78 (3.34%) Cucumber
8 76 (3.25%) Bitbucket
9 69 (2.96%) MSTest
9 69 (2.96%) NUnit
10 65 (2.78%) Selenium
11 62 (2.66%) Mockito
12 48 (2.06%) Artifactory
13 41 (1.76%) GitLab
14 39 (1.67%) gulp
15 38 (1.63%) PHPUnit
15 38 (1.63%) Vagrant
16 36 (1.54%) Eclipse
17 34 (1.46%) Hudson
17 34 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 286 (12.25%) Finance
2 123 (5.27%) Marketing
3 104 (4.45%) Retail
4 75 (3.21%) Banking
5 58 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.01%) Games
7 34 (1.46%) Electronics
7 34 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 22 (0.94%) Publishing
9 20 (0.86%) Advertising
10 16 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.56%) Legal
12 12 (0.51%) Front Office
13 11 (0.47%) French Language
14 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.26%) Law
16 5 (0.21%) Billing
16 5 (0.21%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.21%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1416 (60.64%) Developer
2 392 (16.79%) Java Developer
3 358 (15.33%) PHP Developer
4 255 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 166 (7.11%) Senior Developer
6 120 (5.14%) Drupal Developer
7 108 (4.63%) MySQL Developer
8 106 (4.54%) DBA
9 95 (4.07%) Python Developer
10 91 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
11 90 (3.85%) Administrator
12 87 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
13 84 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
14 77 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 77 (3.30%) Web Developer
15 75 (3.21%) Analyst
16 74 (3.17%) Architect
17 68 (2.91%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 66 (2.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 65 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 786 (33.66%) HTML
2 718 (30.75%) CSS
3 303 (12.98%) Spring
4 297 (12.72%) jQuery
5 279 (11.95%) Node.js
6 276 (11.82%) REST
7 272 (11.65%) Web Services
8 271 (11.61%) RESTful
9 252 (10.79%) AngularJS
10 244 (10.45%) HTML5
10 244 (10.45%) LAMP
11 207 (8.87%) Hibernate
12 194 (8.31%) CSS3
13 182 (7.79%) XML
14 153 (6.55%) JSON
15 149 (6.38%) Laravel
15 149 (6.38%) Symfony
16 134 (5.74%) React
17 130 (5.57%) SOAP
18 111 (4.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
2 94 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 75 (3.21%) User Experience
5 61 (2.61%) Clustering
6 56 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 41 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (1.76%) Replication
8 33 (1.41%) Public Cloud
9 27 (1.16%) Fintech
10 26 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 25 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 24 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 22 (0.94%) Derivative
13 22 (0.94%) Online Games
14 21 (0.90%) STB
15 15 (0.64%) iPad
15 15 (0.64%) Video on Demand
16 14 (0.60%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 864 (37.00%) Linux
2 271 (11.61%) Unix
3 186 (7.97%) Windows
4 130 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 95 (4.07%) Ubuntu
6 90 (3.85%) CentOS
7 45 (1.93%) Solaris
8 43 (1.84%) Mac OS X
9 35 (1.50%) Windows Server
10 31 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 26 (1.11%) Android
12 16 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.64%) HPUX
14 14 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.56%) Debian
16 11 (0.47%) CoreOS
17 10 (0.43%) SUSE
17 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.17%) AIX
19 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1005 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (23.25%) TDD
3 453 (19.40%) DevOps
4 364 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
5 327 (14.00%) Scrum
6 304 (13.02%) Microservices
7 289 (12.38%) OO
8 249 (10.66%) Open Source
9 244 (10.45%) Configuration Management
10 234 (10.02%) Web Development
11 219 (9.38%) BDD
12 210 (8.99%) MVC
13 196 (8.39%) Test Automation
14 193 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 192 (8.22%) Software Engineering
16 152 (6.51%) Kanban
17 129 (5.52%) Mentoring
18 120 (5.14%) E-Commerce
19 113 (4.84%) Data Modelling
20 110 (4.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 822 (35.20%) JavaScript
2 768 (32.89%) Java
3 745 (31.91%) PHP
4 590 (25.27%) SQL
5 512 (21.93%) Python
6 175 (7.49%) Ruby
7 158 (6.77%) Bash Shell
8 149 (6.38%) Scala
9 112 (4.80%) C#
10 104 (4.45%) Perl
11 95 (4.07%) Shell Script
12 79 (3.38%) Go
13 50 (2.14%) C++
14 49 (2.10%) Groovy
15 46 (1.97%) PowerShell
15 46 (1.97%) R
16 43 (1.84%) PL/SQL
17 41 (1.76%) C
18 38 (1.63%) T-SQL
19 36 (1.54%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 159 (6.81%) Security Cleared
2 131 (5.61%) SC Cleared
3 122 (5.22%) Degree
4 35 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (0.64%) MySQL Certification
7 12 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.34%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.30%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.26%) CISSP
10 6 (0.26%) OCPJP
11 5 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.17%) CISM
13 3 (0.13%) CCNA
13 3 (0.13%) CCNP
13 3 (0.13%) SAS Certification
13 3 (0.13%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.086%) CCDP
14 2 (0.086%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.68%) QA
2 21 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.69%) GCP
4 8 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.30%) SLA
6 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.21%) GDPR
8 4 (0.17%) WCAG
9 2 (0.086%) WAI
10 1 (0.043%) COBIT
10 1 (0.043%) HL7
10 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.043%) MiFID
10 1 (0.043%) PMO
System Software
1 336 (14.39%) Docker
2 41 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.03%) Xen
5 23 (0.99%) vCloud
6 21 (0.90%) HDFS
7 16 (0.69%) KVM
8 15 (0.64%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.47%) NFS
11 9 (0.39%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.30%) Squid
12 7 (0.30%) vSphere
13 6 (0.26%) LXC
13 6 (0.26%) Varnish
13 6 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.21%) iptables
14 5 (0.21%) Samba
15 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 365 (15.63%) Puppet
2 297 (12.72%) Ansible
3 253 (10.84%) Opscode Chef
4 151 (6.47%) Kubernetes
5 82 (3.51%) Terraform
6 75 (3.21%) Nagios
7 55 (2.36%) Grafana
8 46 (1.97%) logstash
9 27 (1.16%) Graphite
9 27 (1.16%) Kibana
9 27 (1.16%) Salt
10 26 (1.11%) Galera Cluster
11 24 (1.03%) HAProxy
11 24 (1.03%) Mesos
11 24 (1.03%) ZABBIX
12 23 (0.99%) Icinga
13 21 (0.90%) Rancher
14 18 (0.77%) Sysdig
15 17 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
15 17 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 518 (22.18%) Oracle
2 101 (4.33%) Red Hat
3 100 (4.28%) Microsoft
4 80 (3.43%) Zend
5 74 (3.17%) VMware
6 68 (2.91%) Google
7 51 (2.18%) SaltStack
8 49 (2.10%) Splunk
9 43 (1.84%) SAP
10 35 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 31 (1.33%) Tableau
12 28 (1.20%) IBM
12 28 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.20%) Sybase
13 26 (1.11%) Cisco
13 26 (1.11%) Cloudera
14 18 (0.77%) HP
15 17 (0.73%) Adobe
16 14 (0.60%) Citrix
16 14 (0.60%) Rackspace