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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
MySQL
UK
Rank 103 112 99
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13  
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1001 1111 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.09% 2.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.83% 9.43% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 763 694
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 5
Median hourly rate £42.75 £47.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.04% +135.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £19.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £51.40 £57.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +36.80% -16.66%  

MySQL is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10183 11784 11924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.77% 22.14% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6896 7899 7632
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 189 156
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MySQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MySQL.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 941 £400 - 715
London -7 455 £425 -5.55% 249
South East -11 117 £375 +4.16% 117
North West +31 99 £388 +19.23% 83
West Midlands +55 74 £375 +41.50% 46
Yorkshire +12 74 £358 -4.66% 73
West Yorkshire +16 56 £361 -9.68% 51
City of London -16 51 £425 -4.22% 69
Leeds +9 48 £375 -6.25% 32
Manchester +24 45 £350 -3.44% 50
East of England -12 41 £421 +5.25% 41
Scotland +41 32 £355 -2.06% 18
Oxfordshire +7 32 £325 -7.14% 17
East Midlands -6 31 £350 +3.70% 39
South West -35 31 £325 -7.14% 49
Cheshire +34 28 £400 -14.20% 16
Hampshire +3 28 £425 +18.05% 30
Edinburgh +32 22 £355 -2.06% 9
South Wales +25 19 £425 +112.50% 8
Wales +20 19 £425 +112.50% 9
Surrey -3 18 £400 +3.22% 22
Essex -4 18 £447 +11.75% 8
Cardiff +28 16 £425 +119.35% 5
Birmingham +5 16 £463 +42.30% 15
Oxford +5 16 £375 - 7
Herefordshire - 15 £300 -
Liverpool +7 14 £388 +33.39% 2
Merseyside +1 14 £388 +33.50% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £400 +16.36% 9
Berkshire +14 13 £400 +14.28% 19

MySQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 814 (38.85%) Linux
2 791 (37.76%) HTML
3 779 (37.18%) JavaScript
4 754 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
5 729 (34.80%) PHP
6 693 (33.08%) CSS
7 650 (31.03%) Java
8 587 (28.02%) Git (software)
9 549 (26.21%) SQL
10 458 (21.86%) PostgreSQL
11 428 (20.43%) Python
12 422 (20.14%) Oracle
13 380 (18.14%) Jenkins
14 379 (18.09%) MongoDB
15 353 (16.85%) SQL Server
16 342 (16.32%) Web Services
17 334 (15.94%) DevOps
18 333 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
19 326 (15.56%) Apache
20 323 (15.42%) Scrum
21 321 (15.32%) TDD
22 303 (14.46%) REST
23 300 (14.32%) NoSQL
24 297 (14.18%) HTML5
25 295 (14.08%) Ruby
26 290 (13.84%) LAMP
27 278 (13.27%) jQuery
28 274 (13.08%) Puppet
29 272 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
30 244 (11.65%) MVC

MySQL
Top Related 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
1 326 (15.56%) Apache
2 168 (8.02%) Tomcat
3 125 (5.97%) Drupal
4 121 (5.78%) Elasticsearch
5 119 (5.68%) nginx
6 100 (4.77%) CMS
7 80 (3.82%) WordPress
8 68 (3.25%) Confluence
9 65 (3.10%) JBoss
10 55 (2.63%) OpenStack
11 53 (2.53%) WebSphere
12 41 (1.96%) Apache Spark
13 36 (1.72%) WebLogic
14 34 (1.62%) Apache Solr
14 34 (1.62%) IIS
15 28 (1.34%) Jetty
16 26 (1.24%) Mule ESB
17 20 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 18 (0.86%) Moodle
19 15 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 74 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.43%) MS Office
5 6 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) HipChat
8 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (2.67%) Magento
2 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.14%) assyst
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.14%) RMDS
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.095%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.048%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.048%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.048%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 333 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.91%) GitHub
4 43 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (1.86%) SaaS
6 35 (1.67%) Amazon S3
7 28 (1.34%) IaaS
8 26 (1.24%) Google Analytics
9 24 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.05%) PaaS
12 20 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.95%) Slack
13 15 (0.72%) Route 53
14 14 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
18 9 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
19 8 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 162 (7.73%) HTTP
2 117 (5.58%) TCP/IP
3 87 (4.15%) SSL
4 61 (2.91%) Firewall
5 57 (2.72%) DNS
6 53 (2.53%) LDAP
7 43 (2.05%) Internet
7 43 (2.05%) SAN
8 35 (1.67%) VPN
9 21 (1.00%) LAN
9 21 (1.00%) Network Security
9 21 (1.00%) WAN
10 18 (0.86%) HTTPS
11 17 (0.81%) DHCP
11 17 (0.81%) Intranet
11 17 (0.81%) Kerberos
11 17 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
12 15 (0.72%) AMQP
13 13 (0.62%) SNMP
13 13 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (21.86%) PostgreSQL
2 379 (18.09%) MongoDB
3 353 (16.85%) SQL Server
4 300 (14.32%) NoSQL
5 194 (9.26%) Relational Database
6 149 (7.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 87 (4.15%) Big Data
8 83 (3.96%) Hadoop
9 79 (3.77%) Redis
10 76 (3.63%) Oracle Database
11 72 (3.44%) MariaDB
12 71 (3.39%) RDBMS
13 59 (2.82%) HBase
14 57 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (1.77%) Apache Hive
16 32 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
17 29 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 29 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (1.24%) CouchDB
18 26 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 587 (28.02%) Git (software)
2 380 (18.14%) Jenkins
3 147 (7.02%) Subversion
4 138 (6.59%) JIRA
5 102 (4.87%) JUnit
6 86 (4.11%) Maven
7 53 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 53 (2.53%) Vagrant
8 52 (2.48%) Eclipse
9 48 (2.29%) Selenium
10 46 (2.20%) Mercurial
11 42 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 41 (1.96%) Mockito
13 38 (1.81%) Jasmine
14 34 (1.62%) Bitbucket
15 33 (1.58%) GitLab
16 31 (1.48%) Ant
17 25 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
18 24 (1.15%) Grunt
18 24 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 182 (8.69%) Finance
2 65 (3.10%) Marketing
3 56 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.24%) Banking
5 39 (1.86%) Retail
6 34 (1.62%) Publishing
7 25 (1.19%) Games
8 22 (1.05%) Advertising
9 18 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.57%) Legal
12 9 (0.43%) Electronics
13 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.33%) Front Office
14 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.29%) Billing
14 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.14%) Back Office
15 3 (0.14%) Local Government
16 2 (0.095%) Law
Job Titles
1 1236 (59.00%) Developer
2 356 (16.99%) PHP Developer
3 300 (14.32%) Java Developer
4 156 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 125 (5.97%) DBA
6 123 (5.87%) Senior Developer
7 117 (5.58%) Architect
8 115 (5.49%) MySQL Developer
9 96 (4.58%) Administrator
10 86 (4.11%) Drupal Developer
10 86 (4.11%) Web Developer
11 75 (3.58%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 73 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
13 69 (3.29%) JavaScript Developer
14 59 (2.82%) MySQL DBA
15 56 (2.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 55 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 53 (2.53%) Software Engineer
18 52 (2.48%) Analyst
18 52 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 791 (37.76%) HTML
2 693 (33.08%) CSS
3 342 (16.32%) Web Services
4 303 (14.46%) REST
5 297 (14.18%) HTML5
6 290 (13.84%) LAMP
7 278 (13.27%) jQuery
8 244 (11.65%) AngularJS
9 239 (11.41%) Spring
10 215 (10.26%) XML
11 211 (10.07%) JSON
12 199 (9.50%) Node.js
13 196 (9.36%) RESTful
14 190 (9.07%) CSS3
15 140 (6.68%) SOAP
16 126 (6.01%) Ajax
17 124 (5.92%) Symfony
18 120 (5.73%) .NET
19 116 (5.54%) Laravel
20 105 (5.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.82%) User Experience
2 85 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 58 (2.77%) Replication
5 57 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 36 (1.72%) Clustering
8 31 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 24 (1.15%) Fintech
11 22 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 20 (0.95%) Algorithms
13 15 (0.72%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.62%) STB
14 13 (0.62%) W3C
15 10 (0.48%) CMDB
15 10 (0.48%) Life Science
16 9 (0.43%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 814 (38.85%) Linux
2 186 (8.88%) Unix
3 185 (8.83%) Windows
4 127 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (4.58%) CentOS
6 66 (3.15%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (2.10%) Windows Server
9 42 (2.00%) Android
10 40 (1.91%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.53%) Solaris
12 21 (1.00%) Mac OS X
13 19 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (0.81%) Debian
15 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.57%) CoreOS
16 12 (0.57%) HPUX
17 11 (0.53%) AIX
18 7 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (15.94%) DevOps
3 323 (15.42%) Scrum
4 321 (15.32%) TDD
5 272 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
6 244 (11.65%) MVC
7 230 (10.98%) Open Source
8 222 (10.60%) Web Development
9 218 (10.41%) Configuration Management
10 178 (8.50%) Microservices
11 172 (8.21%) E-Commerce
11 172 (8.21%) Software Engineering
12 156 (7.45%) OO
13 141 (6.73%) Kanban
14 126 (6.01%) BDD
15 103 (4.92%) Mentoring
16 102 (4.87%) OOP
17 100 (4.77%) Continuous Delivery
18 98 (4.68%) Front End Development
19 88 (4.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 779 (37.18%) JavaScript
2 729 (34.80%) PHP
3 650 (31.03%) Java
4 549 (26.21%) SQL
5 428 (20.43%) Python
6 295 (14.08%) Ruby
7 173 (8.26%) Perl
8 155 (7.40%) Bash Shell
9 125 (5.97%) Scala
10 117 (5.58%) C#
11 50 (2.39%) C++
11 50 (2.39%) Go
11 50 (2.39%) PowerShell
12 45 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.00%) PL/SQL
14 41 (1.96%) Groovy
15 30 (1.43%) T-SQL
16 26 (1.24%) C
17 21 (1.00%) PHP 5
18 19 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 122 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 86 (4.11%) SC Cleared
3 79 (3.77%) Degree
4 20 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.48%) RHCE
7 9 (0.43%) MCDBA
7 9 (0.43%) MCITP
8 7 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.29%) CCNA
9 6 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.24%) CCNP
10 5 (0.24%) MCSA
10 5 (0.24%) MCSE
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.14%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.14%) RHCA
12 3 (0.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.20%) QA
2 18 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.24%) SLA
6 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.095%) SDET
8 1 (0.048%) COBIT
8 1 (0.048%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.048%) PMO
8 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (8.59%) Docker
2 89 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.96%) Active Directory
4 37 (1.77%) HDFS
5 24 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (1.05%) Xen
7 17 (0.81%) NFS
8 16 (0.76%) LXC
9 13 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (0.62%) VirtualBox
9 13 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.43%) Postfix
11 7 (0.33%) GlusterFS
11 7 (0.33%) Shibboleth
11 7 (0.33%) Varnish
12 6 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
12 6 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 274 (13.08%) Puppet
2 223 (10.64%) Ansible
3 184 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (3.82%) Nagios
5 74 (3.53%) Salt
6 51 (2.43%) HAProxy
7 50 (2.39%) Kibana
7 50 (2.39%) logstash
8 42 (2.00%) Terraform
9 29 (1.38%) Kubernetes
10 27 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 22 (1.05%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.72%) Galera Cluster
13 14 (0.67%) Grafana
14 13 (0.62%) Mesos
15 12 (0.57%) Zenoss
16 11 (0.53%) StatsD
17 10 (0.48%) Cobbler
17 10 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
18 9 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 422 (20.14%) Oracle
2 159 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 153 (7.30%) Red Hat
4 140 (6.68%) VMware
5 105 (5.01%) Zend
6 77 (3.68%) Google
7 54 (2.58%) IBM
8 43 (2.05%) Rackspace
9 38 (1.81%) SAP
10 37 (1.77%) Tableau
11 36 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.53%) Adobe
13 30 (1.43%) Cisco
14 24 (1.15%) hybris
15 23 (1.10%) HP
15 23 (1.10%) SaltStack
15 23 (1.10%) Splunk
16 22 (1.05%) Sybase
17 21 (1.00%) Atlassian
17 21 (1.00%) Talend
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago