Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 103 115
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -27
Contract jobs citing MySQL 2,285 2,159 2,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 2.27% 2.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.47% 10.10% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,708 1,518 1,554
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +8.47%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £563 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 39
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £25.56 £15.13 £17.13
90th Percentile £58.63 £62.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% -0.64% +57.58%

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 21,826 21,369 24,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.85% 22.44% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,190 14,284 16,565
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 302 409
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -5.36% +1.82%
10th Percentile £15.05 £9.43 £11.95
90th Percentile £56.84 £48.63 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +59.18% -10.91% +2.80%

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 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -2 2,145 £450 +8.43% 1,361
London 0 1,158 £500 +11.11% 439
UK excluding London +2 1,080 £395 -1.25% 982
North of England +17 350 £400 - 309
South East -14 328 £400 - 229
North West +18 189 £350 -3.45% 189
Yorkshire +9 147 £420 +2.44% 99
Midlands +1 146 £345 -8.00% 166
West Midlands -10 98 £350 -6.67% 89
East of England -8 79 £425 +6.25% 105
South West -20 79 £394 +16.67% 113
Scotland -16 55 £375 - 34
East Midlands +13 48 £340 -2.86% 76
Wales +8 43 £400 -5.88% 20
North East +18 18 £425 -5.56% 21
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 6

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,045 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 887 (38.82%) JavaScript
3 820 (35.89%) Java
4 771 (33.74%) Linux
5 716 (31.33%) HTML
6 696 (30.46%) CSS
7 689 (30.15%) PHP
7 689 (30.15%) Git (software)
8 651 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
9 602 (26.35%) SQL
10 587 (25.69%) PostgreSQL
11 571 (24.99%) TDD
12 535 (23.41%) Python
13 472 (20.66%) DevOps
14 470 (20.57%) MongoDB
15 459 (20.09%) NoSQL
16 449 (19.65%) Jenkins
17 429 (18.77%) Oracle
18 412 (18.03%) SQL Server
19 394 (17.24%) Puppet
20 376 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
21 342 (14.97%) Scrum
22 340 (14.88%) Microservices
23 314 (13.74%) Finance
24 312 (13.65%) Web Services
24 312 (13.65%) Node.js
24 312 (13.65%) REST
24 312 (13.65%) Ansible
25 311 (13.61%) AngularJS
26 300 (13.13%) Opscode Chef

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
1 236 (10.33%) Tomcat
2 231 (10.11%) Apache
3 151 (6.61%) Confluence
4 131 (5.73%) OpenStack
5 129 (5.65%) WebLogic
6 125 (5.47%) nginx
7 120 (5.25%) Elasticsearch
8 119 (5.21%) WebSphere
9 114 (4.99%) Drupal
10 88 (3.85%) WordPress
11 78 (3.41%) CMS
12 63 (2.76%) Apache Spark
12 63 (2.76%) JBoss
13 48 (2.10%) IIS
14 27 (1.18%) Apache Solr
15 23 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.66%) Joomla!
16 15 (0.66%) MQSeries
16 15 (0.66%) SAS
17 14 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 32 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 15 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.61%) HipChat
5 13 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 74 (3.24%) Magento
2 14 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.22%) Actimize
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.088%) Shopify
7 1 (0.044%) CiviCRM
7 1 (0.044%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.044%) Odoo
7 1 (0.044%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.044%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.044%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.044%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 651 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.03%) GitHub
4 74 (3.24%) Slack
5 67 (2.93%) SaaS
6 64 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 57 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
8 50 (2.19%) Amazon S3
8 50 (2.19%) Serverless
9 47 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
10 41 (1.79%) PaaS
11 29 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
13 23 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
13 23 (1.01%) IaaS
13 23 (1.01%) Route 53
14 22 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (0.96%) Google Analytics
15 21 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 123 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 98 (4.29%) HTTP
3 73 (3.19%) Firewall
4 72 (3.15%) SSL
5 70 (3.06%) DNS
6 42 (1.84%) Internet
7 37 (1.62%) VPN
8 34 (1.49%) DHCP
9 23 (1.01%) SAN
10 21 (0.92%) IPsec
11 18 (0.79%) FTP
11 18 (0.79%) SMS
12 17 (0.74%) Intranet
13 15 (0.66%) MQTT
14 13 (0.57%) ICMP
15 12 (0.53%) Network Security
16 11 (0.48%) Kerberos
17 9 (0.39%) WAN
18 8 (0.35%) VLAN
19 7 (0.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (25.69%) PostgreSQL
2 470 (20.57%) MongoDB
3 459 (20.09%) NoSQL
4 412 (18.03%) SQL Server
5 277 (12.12%) Relational Database
6 163 (7.13%) Redis
7 134 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 129 (5.65%) RDBMS
9 117 (5.12%) Hadoop
10 102 (4.46%) Big Data
11 72 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 66 (2.89%) MariaDB
13 63 (2.76%) Oracle Database
14 61 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
15 55 (2.41%) DB2
16 52 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
17 51 (2.23%) HBase
18 40 (1.75%) Apache Hive
19 26 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 23 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 689 (30.15%) Git (software)
2 449 (19.65%) Jenkins
3 234 (10.24%) JIRA
4 125 (5.47%) JUnit
5 123 (5.38%) Subversion
6 115 (5.03%) Cucumber
7 113 (4.95%) Maven
8 98 (4.29%) NUnit
9 96 (4.20%) MSTest
10 83 (3.63%) Selenium
11 63 (2.76%) Jasmine
12 62 (2.71%) Bitbucket
12 62 (2.71%) TeamCity
13 60 (2.63%) Mockito
14 58 (2.54%) Vagrant
15 55 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
16 53 (2.32%) Artifactory
17 45 (1.97%) gulp
18 38 (1.66%) Grunt
19 37 (1.62%) PHPUnit
General
1 314 (13.74%) Finance
2 87 (3.81%) Marketing
3 83 (3.63%) Banking
4 76 (3.33%) Retail
5 56 (2.45%) Games
6 36 (1.58%) Retail Banking
7 30 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.27%) Publishing
9 19 (0.83%) Advertising
10 12 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.48%) Automotive
12 10 (0.44%) Electronics
13 9 (0.39%) Billing
13 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.39%) Law
14 8 (0.35%) Back Office
14 8 (0.35%) Front Office
14 8 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.22%) Digital Economy
16 3 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,431 (62.63%) Developer
2 447 (19.56%) Java Developer
3 330 (14.44%) PHP Developer
4 231 (10.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 186 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 112 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
7 108 (4.73%) JavaScript Developer
8 98 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
9 94 (4.11%) Architect
10 91 (3.98%) Python Developer
11 88 (3.85%) MySQL Developer
12 84 (3.68%) Drupal Developer
13 82 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
14 73 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
15 72 (3.15%) AWS DevOps
15 72 (3.15%) HTML Developer
16 70 (3.06%) DBA
16 70 (3.06%) Software Engineer
17 68 (2.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 63 (2.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 716 (31.33%) HTML
2 696 (30.46%) CSS
3 312 (13.65%) Node.js
3 312 (13.65%) REST
3 312 (13.65%) Web Services
4 311 (13.61%) AngularJS
5 290 (12.69%) Spring
6 280 (12.25%) HTML5
7 278 (12.17%) jQuery
8 238 (10.42%) RESTful
9 219 (9.58%) CSS3
10 181 (7.92%) LAMP
11 174 (7.61%) React
12 170 (7.44%) XML
13 166 (7.26%) JSON
14 162 (7.09%) SOAP
15 157 (6.87%) Hibernate
16 156 (6.83%) .NET
17 147 (6.43%) Spring Boot
18 113 (4.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.55%) User Experience
2 98 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 96 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
5 66 (2.89%) Fintech
6 61 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 49 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 44 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.58%) Replication
10 34 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
11 30 (1.31%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.18%) Clustering
13 24 (1.05%) Derivative
14 22 (0.96%) Device Driver
15 21 (0.92%) Algorithms
15 21 (0.92%) Online Games
16 19 (0.83%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.44%) Social Media
18 9 (0.39%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 771 (33.74%) Linux
2 261 (11.42%) Unix
3 188 (8.23%) Windows
4 134 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 97 (4.25%) CentOS
6 81 (3.54%) Ubuntu
7 50 (2.19%) Windows Server
8 47 (2.06%) Android
9 42 (1.84%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.44%) Mac OS X
11 30 (1.31%) Solaris
12 25 (1.09%) Debian
13 16 (0.70%) HPUX
13 16 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.66%) CoreOS
15 10 (0.44%) AIX
15 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.31%) SmartOS
16 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,045 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (24.99%) TDD
3 472 (20.66%) DevOps
4 376 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
5 342 (14.97%) Scrum
6 340 (14.88%) Microservices
7 289 (12.65%) BDD
8 280 (12.25%) Open Source
9 268 (11.73%) Test Automation
10 267 (11.68%) OO
11 205 (8.97%) Configuration Management
12 201 (8.80%) MVC
13 179 (7.83%) Software Engineering
14 175 (7.66%) Web Development
15 171 (7.48%) Continuous Delivery
16 166 (7.26%) Mentoring
17 159 (6.96%) Kanban
18 157 (6.87%) E-Commerce
19 108 (4.73%) Migration
20 105 (4.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 887 (38.82%) JavaScript
2 820 (35.89%) Java
3 689 (30.15%) PHP
4 602 (26.35%) SQL
5 535 (23.41%) Python
6 218 (9.54%) Ruby
7 190 (8.32%) Bash Shell
8 140 (6.13%) C#
9 130 (5.69%) Scala
10 109 (4.77%) Go
11 76 (3.33%) Perl
12 62 (2.71%) R
13 54 (2.36%) Groovy
14 50 (2.19%) C
15 48 (2.10%) C++
16 43 (1.88%) ES6
16 43 (1.88%) Shell Script
17 33 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 32 (1.40%) GraphQL
19 30 (1.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 140 (6.13%) Degree
2 118 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 85 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 54 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 16 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.35%) MCITP
12 7 (0.31%) MCTS
13 6 (0.26%) CCNP
13 6 (0.26%) CISSP
13 6 (0.26%) MCSE
14 5 (0.22%) CCNA
14 5 (0.22%) CEH
14 5 (0.22%) OCP
14 5 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.94%) QA
2 21 (0.92%) GCP
3 17 (0.74%) GDPR
4 13 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.35%) SLA
6 5 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.22%) SEPA
7 2 (0.088%) COBIT
7 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.088%) MiFID
7 2 (0.088%) WCAG
8 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.044%) WAI
System Software
1 283 (12.39%) Docker
2 68 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.57%) iptables
6 13 (0.57%) NFS
7 12 (0.53%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.53%) HDFS
8 11 (0.48%) Varnish
9 9 (0.39%) vCloud
9 9 (0.39%) Xen
10 7 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.26%) Postfix
11 6 (0.26%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.22%) KVM
12 5 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 394 (17.24%) Puppet
2 312 (13.65%) Ansible
3 300 (13.13%) Opscode Chef
4 131 (5.73%) Terraform
5 111 (4.86%) Kubernetes
6 74 (3.24%) Grafana
7 61 (2.67%) Nagios
8 44 (1.93%) Prometheus
9 39 (1.71%) Galera Cluster
10 34 (1.49%) logstash
11 32 (1.40%) Kibana
12 30 (1.31%) HAProxy
12 30 (1.31%) Salt
13 26 (1.14%) Icinga
14 22 (0.96%) ZABBIX
15 20 (0.88%) Packer
16 17 (0.74%) StatsD
17 14 (0.61%) Rancher
18 10 (0.44%) Cacti
18 10 (0.44%) Mesos
Vendors
1 429 (18.77%) Oracle
2 171 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 139 (6.08%) Red Hat
4 116 (5.08%) Google
5 89 (3.89%) VMware
6 60 (2.63%) Splunk
7 56 (2.45%) Zend
8 51 (2.23%) IBM
9 47 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (1.62%) SaltStack
11 35 (1.53%) Atlassian
12 32 (1.40%) SAP
13 27 (1.18%) hybris
14 26 (1.14%) Talend
15 24 (1.05%) New Relic
16 22 (0.96%) Alteryx
17 21 (0.92%) HP
18 18 (0.79%) Cisco
18 18 (0.79%) Sybase
19 17 (0.74%) Rackspace