Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 104 124
Rank change year-on-year -70 +20 -25
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,318 744 1,784
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 2.41% 2.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.40% 10.55% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 538 1,233
10th Percentile £333 £304 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% +8.11% +7.56%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £538
90th Percentile £650 £713 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.90 £6.00
25th Percentile £25.63 £16.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +54.55% -8.33% -14.29%
75th Percentile £57.88 £38.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £66.35 £54.90 £48.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.25 £18.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +209.46% -38.33% -14.29%

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 17,819 7,052 18,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 22.85% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,482 4,821 12,937
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £498 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 118 247
10th Percentile £15.66 £12.63 £11.19
25th Percentile £23.19 £17.47 £16.84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +1.69%
75th Percentile £58.05 £42.00 £48.94
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.22 £27.94
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.91% +5.63%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -74 1,062 £500 - 824
UK excluding London -10 571 £475 +11.76% 586
London -107 478 £525 -0.47% 291
Work from Home -57 434 £495 +10.00% 242
North of England -31 147 £438 +7.69% 210
Midlands -4 124 £495 +23.75% 105
West Midlands -3 105 £495 +23.75% 71
North West -22 99 £438 -2.78% 127
South East -31 96 £410 -9.42% 92
East of England -27 80 £513 +8.47% 45
South West -8 54 £440 +8.64% 80
Scotland -43 53 £475 -7.32% 35
Yorkshire -32 41 £425 +41.67% 58
Wales -14 18 £550 +131.58% 13
East Midlands -36 16 £450 +44.00% 33
North East -2 11 £490 +35.17% 25

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 504 (38.24%) Java
2 503 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 489 (37.10%) AWS
4 452 (34.29%) SQL
5 385 (29.21%) Oracle
6 378 (28.68%) JavaScript
7 347 (26.33%) Linux
8 342 (25.95%) Git (software)
9 311 (23.60%) PostgreSQL
10 308 (23.37%) PHP
11 299 (22.69%) SQL Server
12 289 (21.93%) Azure
13 287 (21.78%) Docker
14 280 (21.24%) MongoDB
15 272 (20.64%) Microservices
16 271 (20.56%) Python
17 256 (19.42%) Social Skills
18 242 (18.36%) Spring
19 237 (17.98%) DevOps
20 228 (17.30%) Jenkins
21 221 (16.77%) React
22 218 (16.54%) Software Engineering
23 209 (15.86%) Scrum
24 206 (15.63%) Windows
25 204 (15.48%) TDD
26 203 (15.40%) Node.js
27 201 (15.25%) JIRA
28 198 (15.02%) Relational Database
29 196 (14.87%) HTML
30 191 (14.49%) REST

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
1 150 (11.38%) Confluence
2 86 (6.53%) Apache
3 55 (4.17%) Apache Spark
4 49 (3.72%) CMS
5 48 (3.64%) SAS
6 47 (3.57%) nginx
7 42 (3.19%) Drupal
7 42 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
8 39 (2.96%) JBoss
8 39 (2.96%) Tomcat
9 28 (2.12%) WordPress
10 27 (2.05%) SharePoint
11 24 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (1.75%) Red Hat Fuse
13 22 (1.67%) IIS
14 20 (1.52%) Mule
15 14 (1.06%) Moodle
15 14 (1.06%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.99%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.30%) SPSS
5 3 (0.23%) GIMP
6 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.076%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.076%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.076%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (1.52%) Magento
2 12 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.23%) SAP FI-CA
4 3 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Shopify
6 1 (0.076%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.076%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 489 (37.10%) AWS
2 289 (21.93%) Azure
3 137 (10.39%) GCP
4 90 (6.83%) Serverless
5 65 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
6 61 (4.63%) Amazon S3
7 59 (4.48%) GitHub
8 49 (3.72%) SaaS
9 48 (3.64%) Power Platform
10 42 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
11 38 (2.88%) PaaS
12 31 (2.35%) Microsoft 365
13 29 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (2.12%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 23 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
16 21 (1.59%) IaaS
17 20 (1.52%) Kong
18 19 (1.44%) Cloud Functions
19 17 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 16 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.25%) HTTP
2 48 (3.64%) DNS
3 31 (2.35%) Firewall
4 28 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.59%) DHCP
6 20 (1.52%) SSL
7 18 (1.37%) VPN
8 16 (1.21%) VoIP
9 14 (1.06%) SAN
10 13 (0.99%) Internet
10 13 (0.99%) WAN
11 11 (0.83%) SMTP
12 10 (0.76%) FTP
12 10 (0.76%) HTTPS
13 9 (0.68%) IPv4
13 9 (0.68%) Network Security
13 9 (0.68%) PuTTY
13 9 (0.68%) SNMP
13 9 (0.68%) SSH
14 8 (0.61%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (23.60%) PostgreSQL
2 299 (22.69%) SQL Server
3 280 (21.24%) MongoDB
4 198 (15.02%) Relational Database
5 188 (14.26%) NoSQL
6 103 (7.81%) Hadoop
7 98 (7.44%) Oracle Database
8 96 (7.28%) Redis
9 93 (7.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 89 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
11 74 (5.61%) MariaDB
12 61 (4.63%) Amazon RDS
12 61 (4.63%) HBase
13 52 (3.95%) Pentaho
14 48 (3.64%) Power BI
15 47 (3.57%) Apache Hive
16 45 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 43 (3.26%) DB2
18 41 (3.11%) RDBMS
19 27 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 342 (25.95%) Git (software)
2 228 (17.30%) Jenkins
3 201 (15.25%) JIRA
4 101 (7.66%) Maven
5 96 (7.28%) GitLab
6 91 (6.90%) Bitbucket
7 52 (3.95%) JUnit
8 48 (3.64%) Subversion
9 30 (2.28%) Mockito
10 29 (2.20%) Selenium
10 29 (2.20%) SonarQube
11 26 (1.97%) Gradle
11 26 (1.97%) gulp
11 26 (1.97%) Visual Studio
12 25 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (1.52%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.52%) Cucumber
14 18 (1.37%) Checkstyle
14 18 (1.37%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.37%) jMock
General
1 256 (19.42%) Social Skills
2 133 (10.09%) Finance
3 112 (8.50%) Public Sector
4 91 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (5.24%) Banking
6 42 (3.19%) Marketing
7 28 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.05%) Retail
9 22 (1.67%) Front Office
10 16 (1.21%) Games
11 14 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.99%) Law
12 13 (0.99%) Legal
13 11 (0.83%) Automotive
13 11 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
14 9 (0.68%) Advertising
14 9 (0.68%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
16 7 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 680 (51.59%) Developer
2 202 (15.33%) Java Developer
3 142 (10.77%) PHP Developer
4 108 (8.19%) Full Stack Developer
5 103 (7.81%) Architect
6 93 (7.06%) Senior Developer
7 85 (6.45%) Software Engineer
8 59 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (3.95%) Analyst
10 50 (3.79%) Data Engineer
11 48 (3.64%) DBA
12 43 (3.26%) Node.js Developer
12 43 (3.26%) React Developer
13 38 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
14 30 (2.28%) Backend Developer
14 30 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (2.20%) Consultant
16 27 (2.05%) .NET Developer
17 26 (1.97%) AWS Engineer
17 26 (1.97%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (18.36%) Spring
2 221 (16.77%) React
3 203 (15.40%) Node.js
4 196 (14.87%) HTML
5 191 (14.49%) REST
6 170 (12.90%) CSS
7 144 (10.93%) Spring Boot
8 136 (10.32%) AngularJS
8 136 (10.32%) Web Services
9 113 (8.57%) RESTful
10 109 (8.27%) .NET
11 98 (7.44%) Laravel
12 94 (7.13%) Kafka
13 78 (5.92%) XML
14 72 (5.46%) JSON
15 69 (5.24%) SOAP
16 65 (4.93%) Hibernate
17 60 (4.55%) HTML5
18 57 (4.32%) LAMP
19 56 (4.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
2 42 (3.19%) User Experience
3 27 (2.05%) Public Cloud
4 26 (1.97%) Data Structures
5 23 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.67%) PKI
7 20 (1.52%) Cloud Native
8 17 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.14%) Clustering
9 15 (1.14%) NHS
10 14 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.99%) Replication
12 12 (0.91%) e-Learning
13 11 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.76%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.68%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 347 (26.33%) Linux
2 206 (15.63%) Windows
3 157 (11.91%) Unix
4 64 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (4.70%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.37%) Debian
6 18 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 14 (1.06%) CentOS
8 12 (0.91%) Android
8 12 (0.91%) Solaris
9 11 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.83%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.68%) AIX
12 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.23%) zOS
16 2 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (20.64%) Microservices
3 237 (17.98%) DevOps
4 218 (16.54%) Software Engineering
5 209 (15.86%) Scrum
6 204 (15.48%) TDD
7 178 (13.51%) Full Stack Development
8 163 (12.37%) Test Automation
9 135 (10.24%) BDD
10 131 (9.94%) Analytics
10 131 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
11 126 (9.56%) OO
12 116 (8.80%) Open Source
13 115 (8.73%) ETL
14 107 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
15 96 (7.28%) Configuration Management
16 95 (7.21%) Migration
17 85 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
18 81 (6.15%) OOP
19 80 (6.07%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 504 (38.24%) Java
2 452 (34.29%) SQL
3 378 (28.68%) JavaScript
4 308 (23.37%) PHP
5 271 (20.56%) Python
6 115 (8.73%) Java 8
7 105 (7.97%) C#
8 96 (7.28%) Java 11
9 89 (6.75%) Perl
10 72 (5.46%) PL/SQL
11 69 (5.24%) Shell Script
12 65 (4.93%) Bash Shell
13 55 (4.17%) TypeScript
14 45 (3.41%) Scala
15 42 (3.19%) PowerShell
16 40 (3.03%) VBA
17 39 (2.96%) R
18 36 (2.73%) Go
19 32 (2.43%) C++
19 32 (2.43%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 88 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 78 (5.92%) Degree
3 75 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.66%) OCPJP
4 35 (2.66%) Sun Certification
5 29 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.76%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.61%) RHCE
11 7 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.30%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.30%) CCNP
13 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.23%) ISEB
14 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.58%) Data Quality
1 34 (2.58%) QA
2 27 (2.05%) Accessibility
3 19 (1.44%) GDPR
4 14 (1.06%) GRC
5 7 (0.53%) SLA
6 5 (0.38%) COBIT
6 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.23%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) FISMA
9 2 (0.15%) NIST
System Software
1 287 (21.78%) Docker
2 70 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.49%) HDFS
4 25 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.46%) IAG
8 6 (0.46%) vSphere
9 5 (0.38%) vCloud
9 5 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.30%) RACF
11 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.23%) Postfix
12 2 (0.15%) Samba
12 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 166 (12.59%) Kubernetes
2 129 (9.79%) Ansible
3 117 (8.88%) Terraform
4 40 (3.03%) Puppet
5 25 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.21%) Grafana
6 16 (1.21%) SCCM
6 16 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.14%) ZABBIX
8 14 (1.06%) Nagios
9 13 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.91%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 10 (0.76%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.61%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.61%) Kibana
13 7 (0.53%) Fluentd
13 7 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.46%) Galera Cluster
14 6 (0.46%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 385 (29.21%) Oracle
2 150 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 77 (5.84%) Red Hat
4 63 (4.78%) VMware
5 52 (3.95%) Google
6 50 (3.79%) Informatica
7 49 (3.72%) Talend
8 44 (3.34%) Sybase
9 37 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (2.73%) Sun
11 33 (2.50%) SAP
12 26 (1.97%) IBM
13 25 (1.90%) Alibaba
14 21 (1.59%) Cisco
15 19 (1.44%) Databricks
16 17 (1.29%) Atlassian
17 16 (1.21%) Cloudera
17 16 (1.21%) EMC
17 16 (1.21%) New Relic
18 15 (1.14%) ServiceNow