Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 115 95
Rank change year-on-year +16 -20 +13
Contract jobs citing MySQL 724 1,889 2,681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.15% 2.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.96% 9.91% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 1,380 1,959
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £713 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.97% -37.49%
10th Percentile £14.85 £20.80 £12.60
90th Percentile £49.35 £39.33 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £30.00 £25.01
% change year-on-year -10.83% +19.98% -46.51%

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 6,605 19,054 23,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.42% 21.66% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,279 12,940 16,380
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 262 236
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.74% -6.58%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.64 £13.38
90th Percentile £48.53 £60.00 £56.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +34.62% -16.13%

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 26 September 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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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 +18 645 £500 +8.11% 615
London +19 374 £528 +5.50% 147
UK excluding London +22 281 £432 +1.65% 512
Work from Home -49 129 £488 +8.33% 123
North of England +31 92 £413 +3.13% 169
North West +19 65 £450 +12.50% 90
East of England +21 62 £474 +7.06% 25
South East +48 37 £453 +6.50% 69
Midlands +22 34 £400 +6.67% 127
South West +31 28 £463 +8.82% 79
Yorkshire +56 25 £288 -28.13% 66
West Midlands +39 24 £400 +18.52% 65
Scotland -3 22 £525 +5.00% 24
East Midlands +25 10 £325 -18.75% 62
Wales +25 6 £225 -43.75% 20
North East +13 2 £344 -30.56% 13

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 338 (46.69%) Java
2 293 (40.47%) AWS
3 278 (38.40%) Oracle
4 268 (37.02%) SQL
5 260 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
6 259 (35.77%) SQL Server
7 245 (33.84%) Python
8 218 (30.11%) Linux
9 215 (29.70%) Microservices
10 213 (29.42%) PostgreSQL
11 209 (28.87%) Docker
12 193 (26.66%) DevOps
13 189 (26.10%) JavaScript
14 186 (25.69%) Azure
15 175 (24.17%) Kubernetes
16 172 (23.76%) Git (software)
17 169 (23.34%) Finance
18 168 (23.20%) Web Services
19 159 (21.96%) Apache
20 154 (21.27%) Jenkins
21 131 (18.09%) Relational Database
22 128 (17.68%) PHP
23 126 (17.40%) Banking
24 116 (16.02%) Spring
24 116 (16.02%) Software Engineering
25 113 (15.61%) HTML
26 110 (15.19%) GCP
27 106 (14.64%) Unix
28 102 (14.09%) GitLab
29 101 (13.95%) Scrum

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
1 159 (21.96%) Apache
2 66 (9.12%) Confluence
3 46 (6.35%) Tomcat
4 39 (5.39%) JBoss
5 34 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (3.31%) nginx
7 22 (3.04%) SharePoint
8 21 (2.90%) WebLogic
9 18 (2.49%) Mule
9 18 (2.49%) Red Hat Fuse
10 15 (2.07%) WordPress
11 13 (1.80%) Apache Spark
11 13 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (1.66%) Appian
13 11 (1.52%) Drupal
14 9 (1.24%) WebSphere
15 8 (1.10%) IIS
16 7 (0.97%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.69%) MQSeries
17 5 (0.69%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 23 (3.18%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 16 (2.21%) Magento
2 15 (2.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (1.24%) SAP FI-CA
4 8 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 293 (40.47%) AWS
2 186 (25.69%) Azure
3 110 (15.19%) GCP
4 100 (13.81%) AWS Lambda
4 100 (13.81%) Serverless
5 88 (12.15%) Amazon ECS
6 68 (9.39%) Apigee
7 51 (7.04%) Amazon S3
8 35 (4.83%) GitHub
9 26 (3.59%) Datadog
10 24 (3.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (1.93%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.93%) SaaS
12 13 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.66%) PaaS
14 10 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.38%) IaaS
14 10 (1.38%) Office 365
15 8 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.56%) DNS
2 23 (3.18%) Firewall
3 22 (3.04%) HTTP
4 15 (2.07%) DHCP
4 15 (2.07%) SSH
5 12 (1.66%) SSL
6 11 (1.52%) Wireless
7 10 (1.38%) Internet
8 9 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (1.24%) Skype
8 9 (1.24%) VPN
9 8 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.97%) MPLS
10 7 (0.97%) SNMP
11 6 (0.83%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.83%) PBX
11 6 (0.83%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.83%) VoIP
11 6 (0.83%) WAN
12 5 (0.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (35.77%) SQL Server
2 213 (29.42%) PostgreSQL
3 131 (18.09%) Relational Database
4 98 (13.54%) Amazon Redshift
5 97 (13.40%) MongoDB
6 62 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (8.01%) NoSQL
8 48 (6.63%) Hadoop
9 46 (6.35%) Pentaho
10 40 (5.52%) Apache Hive
11 37 (5.11%) Oracle Database
12 36 (4.97%) Big Data
13 35 (4.83%) Amazon Aurora
14 31 (4.28%) MariaDB
15 30 (4.14%) RDBMS
16 23 (3.18%) Data Lake
17 22 (3.04%) Impala
18 21 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
19 20 (2.76%) Redis
20 16 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 172 (23.76%) Git (software)
2 154 (21.27%) Jenkins
3 102 (14.09%) GitLab
4 93 (12.85%) JIRA
5 86 (11.88%) Artifactory
6 49 (6.77%) Maven
7 36 (4.97%) Selenium
8 33 (4.56%) Cucumber
9 30 (4.14%) Subversion
10 29 (4.01%) JUnit
11 23 (3.18%) Gradle
12 18 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.21%) Bitbucket
13 16 (2.21%) SonarQube
14 15 (2.07%) Eclipse
14 15 (2.07%) FishEye
14 15 (2.07%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.93%) Hudson
16 13 (1.80%) gulp
17 12 (1.66%) Mockito
General
1 169 (23.34%) Finance
2 126 (17.40%) Banking
3 72 (9.94%) Public Sector
4 42 (5.80%) Back Office
5 19 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.21%) Marketing
7 15 (2.07%) Retail
8 12 (1.66%) Front Office
9 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.24%) Advertising
10 9 (1.24%) Law
10 9 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.10%) Local Government
12 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.69%) Electronics
13 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.55%) Games
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
16 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 382 (52.76%) Developer
2 126 (17.40%) Java Developer
3 69 (9.53%) AWS Engineer
3 69 (9.53%) Software Engineer
4 68 (9.39%) Java Engineer
5 60 (8.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 60 (8.29%) PHP Developer
6 59 (8.15%) Architect
7 57 (7.87%) AWS Developer
8 56 (7.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 55 (7.60%) Java Software Developer
10 50 (6.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 47 (6.49%) AWS Software Engineer
12 46 (6.35%) Senior Developer
12 46 (6.35%) SQL Developer
13 37 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
13 37 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (4.14%) Pentaho Developer
15 29 (4.01%) Java Architect
16 28 (3.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (23.20%) Web Services
2 116 (16.02%) Spring
3 113 (15.61%) HTML
4 97 (13.40%) gRPC
5 91 (12.57%) CSS
6 74 (10.22%) OAuth
7 72 (9.94%) Swagger
8 71 (9.81%) Node.js
9 67 (9.25%) React
10 62 (8.56%) LAMP
10 62 (8.56%) XML
11 61 (8.43%) REST
12 59 (8.15%) AngularJS
13 55 (7.60%) SOAP
14 51 (7.04%) RESTful
14 51 (7.04%) Spring Boot
15 49 (6.77%) Laravel
16 42 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
17 41 (5.66%) jQuery
18 40 (5.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 87 (12.02%) Hedge funds
2 53 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.14%) Linux Command Line
5 29 (4.01%) User Experience
6 22 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.93%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.93%) Pricing Data
9 13 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.66%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.38%) Blog
11 10 (1.38%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.10%) PKI
14 7 (0.97%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.97%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.83%) Derivative
15 6 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 218 (30.11%) Linux
2 106 (14.64%) Unix
3 88 (12.15%) Windows
4 28 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (3.59%) Android
6 24 (3.31%) Apple iOS
7 21 (2.90%) CentOS
8 17 (2.35%) Mac OS X
9 16 (2.21%) Debian
10 11 (1.52%) Solaris
11 10 (1.38%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.38%) Windows Server
12 8 (1.10%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) SUSE
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (29.70%) Microservices
3 193 (26.66%) DevOps
4 116 (16.02%) Software Engineering
5 101 (13.95%) Scrum
6 100 (13.81%) Asset Management
7 83 (11.46%) Investment Management
8 74 (10.22%) ETL
9 73 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
10 69 (9.53%) Mentoring
11 67 (9.25%) TDD
12 61 (8.43%) Test Automation
13 59 (8.15%) Configuration Management
14 57 (7.87%) OO
15 55 (7.60%) Migration
15 55 (7.60%) Unit Testing
16 53 (7.32%) BDD
17 51 (7.04%) Computer Science
18 41 (5.66%) SDLC
19 39 (5.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 338 (46.69%) Java
2 268 (37.02%) SQL
3 245 (33.84%) Python
4 189 (26.10%) JavaScript
5 128 (17.68%) PHP
6 67 (9.25%) Bash Shell
7 46 (6.35%) Java 8
8 43 (5.94%) Ruby
9 42 (5.80%) C#
10 40 (5.52%) Perl
11 35 (4.83%) C++
12 24 (3.31%) PL/SQL
13 18 (2.49%) Apex Code
13 18 (2.49%) PHP 7
14 15 (2.07%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.52%) C
16 11 (1.52%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.52%) TypeScript
17 10 (1.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 80 (11.05%) Security Cleared
2 71 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.08%) Degree
4 33 (4.56%) Sun Certification
5 26 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.38%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.10%) AWS Certification
9 8 (1.10%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.69%) ISEB
11 3 (0.41%) MySQL Certification
12 2 (0.28%) MCSA
12 2 (0.28%) MCSE
12 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.14%) RHCE
13 1 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.18%) QA
2 13 (1.80%) GDPR
2 13 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.83%) SLA
4 5 (0.69%) COBIT
4 5 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) GxP
6 2 (0.28%) NCSC
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 209 (28.87%) Docker
2 32 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.42%) HDFS
3 10 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.55%) Squid
4 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.41%) RACF
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.28%) NFS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.28%) PowerDNS
6 2 (0.28%) vCloud
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.28%) zsh
7 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.14%) oVirt
7 1 (0.14%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 175 (24.17%) Kubernetes
2 72 (9.94%) Terraform
3 56 (7.73%) Ansible
4 36 (4.97%) Puppet
5 29 (4.01%) Nagios
6 15 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.93%) Kibana
8 10 (1.38%) Grafana
9 7 (0.97%) Packer
9 7 (0.97%) Salt
10 5 (0.69%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.41%) Forum Sentry
12 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.41%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.41%) Rancher
13 2 (0.28%) Iperf
13 2 (0.28%) logstash
13 2 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 278 (38.40%) Oracle
2 99 (13.67%) Google
3 56 (7.73%) Sybase
4 48 (6.63%) Microsoft
5 29 (4.01%) Cloudera
6 27 (3.73%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.59%) SAP
8 25 (3.45%) Splunk
9 24 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.49%) VMware
11 14 (1.93%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.80%) Talend
13 12 (1.66%) Sun
14 11 (1.52%) IBM
15 9 (1.24%) Cisco
15 9 (1.24%) Murex
15 9 (1.24%) New Relic
16 8 (1.10%) ArcSight
16 8 (1.10%) CyberArk
16 8 (1.10%) McAfee