Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 183 120 131
Rank change year-on-year -63 +11 -27
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,328 837 1,439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 2.09% 1.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.21% 9.50% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,013 589 979
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £419 £381 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £573 £538
90th Percentile £688 £651 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
10th Percentile " £13.43 "
25th Percentile £20.75 £15.56 £6.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.25 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -50.29% +92.22% -35.71%
75th Percentile £34.13 £68.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £56.40 " £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +40.98% -32.22% -35.71%

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 18,425 8,808 15,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.29% 21.96% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,130 6,061 10,630
10th Percentile £363 £313 £319
25th Percentile £431 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £486 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +2.32% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 175 219
10th Percentile £17.40 £13.42 £12.40
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.13 £17.12
Median hourly rate £44.00 £26.96 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +63.20% +3.69% -3.97%
75th Percentile £62.15 £50.13 £42.75
90th Percentile £72.20 £62.02 £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.34 £23.50 £22.52
% change year-on-year +84.40% +4.34% -13.72%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -64 1,035 £513 +5.13% 754
London -76 509 £550 +4.76% 250
UK excluding London -46 471 £475 +18.75% 538
Work from Home -24 454 £500 +5.26% 207
North of England -34 141 £445 +11.25% 200
North West -24 85 £450 +5.88% 100
Midlands -48 85 £520 +32.82% 96
East of England -25 73 £500 +9.29% 45
South East -32 70 £450 +12.50% 90
West Midlands -42 67 £520 +35.77% 58
Yorkshire -15 54 £438 +16.67% 80
South West -31 49 £450 +20.00% 71
Scotland -36 41 £450 +24.14% 24
East Midlands -38 18 £425 +6.25% 38
Wales -25 14 £513 +28.13% 11
North East 0 6 £550 +22.22% 20

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 466 (35.09%) SQL
2 458 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
3 450 (33.89%) AWS
4 439 (33.06%) Java
5 383 (28.84%) JavaScript
6 359 (27.03%) Linux
7 352 (26.51%) Git (software)
8 340 (25.60%) PostgreSQL
9 327 (24.62%) Oracle
10 316 (23.80%) SQL Server
11 312 (23.49%) MongoDB
12 271 (20.41%) Docker
13 265 (19.95%) PHP
14 261 (19.65%) Python
15 256 (19.28%) Microservices
16 251 (18.90%) Azure
17 240 (18.07%) Relational Database
18 238 (17.92%) DevOps
19 229 (17.24%) Spring
20 217 (16.34%) NoSQL
21 216 (16.27%) Node.js
22 214 (16.11%) React
23 209 (15.74%) Social Skills
24 207 (15.59%) Jenkins
24 207 (15.59%) TDD
25 206 (15.51%) Software Engineering
25 206 (15.51%) Kubernetes
26 204 (15.36%) HTML
27 202 (15.21%) CSS
28 194 (14.61%) Windows

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
1 135 (10.17%) Confluence
2 73 (5.50%) Apache
3 68 (5.12%) Elasticsearch
4 62 (4.67%) nginx
5 53 (3.99%) Drupal
6 51 (3.84%) JBoss
7 45 (3.39%) CMS
8 36 (2.71%) Tomcat
9 33 (2.48%) Apache Spark
10 29 (2.18%) SAS
11 28 (2.11%) WordPress
12 24 (1.81%) OpenStack
13 19 (1.43%) WebSphere
14 18 (1.36%) SharePoint
15 17 (1.28%) Red Hat Fuse
16 16 (1.20%) IIS
16 16 (1.20%) Mule
16 16 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (1.05%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.83%) Moodle
Applications
1 37 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) SPSS
6 2 (0.15%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.075%) GIMP
7 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.075%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.075%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.20%) Magento
2 10 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.23%) Shopify
6 2 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.075%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.075%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 450 (33.89%) AWS
2 251 (18.90%) Azure
3 101 (7.61%) GCP
4 74 (5.57%) Amazon S3
5 68 (5.12%) Serverless
6 62 (4.67%) GitHub
7 55 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
8 46 (3.46%) PaaS
9 41 (3.09%) SaaS
10 40 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (2.64%) Microsoft 365
12 34 (2.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 32 (2.41%) Power Platform
14 30 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
15 24 (1.81%) IaaS
16 22 (1.66%) Amazon ECS
17 21 (1.58%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.74%) DNS
2 54 (4.07%) HTTP
3 37 (2.79%) Firewall
4 32 (2.41%) SSL
5 24 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.51%) VPN
7 18 (1.36%) VoIP
8 17 (1.28%) DHCP
9 12 (0.90%) Internet
10 11 (0.83%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.75%) MPLS
11 10 (0.75%) WAN
11 10 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.75%) Wireless
12 9 (0.68%) PBX
12 9 (0.68%) SAN
12 9 (0.68%) SD-WAN
12 9 (0.68%) Skype
13 7 (0.53%) Network Security
13 7 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (25.60%) PostgreSQL
2 316 (23.80%) SQL Server
3 312 (23.49%) MongoDB
4 240 (18.07%) Relational Database
5 217 (16.34%) NoSQL
6 93 (7.00%) Oracle Database
7 85 (6.40%) Redis
8 82 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 78 (5.87%) Hadoop
10 73 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
11 67 (5.05%) MariaDB
12 55 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
13 44 (3.31%) HBase
14 36 (2.71%) RDBMS
15 34 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 33 (2.48%) Pentaho
17 32 (2.41%) Apache Hive
18 30 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (2.11%) Amazon Aurora
19 28 (2.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 352 (26.51%) Git (software)
2 207 (15.59%) Jenkins
3 186 (14.01%) JIRA
4 93 (7.00%) GitLab
5 87 (6.55%) Maven
6 61 (4.59%) Bitbucket
7 52 (3.92%) SonarQube
8 50 (3.77%) JUnit
9 48 (3.61%) Selenium
9 48 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 41 (3.09%) Subversion
11 26 (1.96%) Mockito
12 25 (1.88%) Cucumber
13 23 (1.73%) Artifactory
14 21 (1.58%) Cypress.io
14 21 (1.58%) gulp
15 18 (1.36%) Checkstyle
15 18 (1.36%) Jasmine
15 18 (1.36%) webpack
16 17 (1.28%) RSpec
General
1 209 (15.74%) Social Skills
2 140 (10.54%) Finance
3 133 (10.02%) Public Sector
4 96 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.59%) Banking
6 38 (2.86%) Retail
7 29 (2.18%) Marketing
8 23 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.43%) Front Office
9 19 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.36%) Games
11 11 (0.83%) French Language
11 11 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (0.68%) Advertising
12 9 (0.68%) Law
12 9 (0.68%) Legal
12 9 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.60%) Automotive
14 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 696 (52.41%) Developer
2 176 (13.25%) Java Developer
3 141 (10.62%) PHP Developer
4 102 (7.68%) Architect
5 95 (7.15%) Full Stack Developer
6 87 (6.55%) Senior Developer
7 80 (6.02%) Software Engineer
8 55 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 53 (3.99%) DBA
10 50 (3.77%) React Developer
11 41 (3.09%) Analyst
12 38 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
13 37 (2.79%) Data Engineer
14 35 (2.64%) Python Developer
15 34 (2.56%) Backend Developer
16 33 (2.48%) AWS Engineer
17 31 (2.33%) Administrator
18 30 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
19 29 (2.18%) .NET Developer
19 29 (2.18%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (17.24%) Spring
2 216 (16.27%) Node.js
3 214 (16.11%) React
4 204 (15.36%) HTML
5 202 (15.21%) CSS
6 177 (13.33%) REST
7 138 (10.39%) AngularJS
8 123 (9.26%) Spring Boot
9 113 (8.51%) RESTful
10 108 (8.13%) Kafka
11 106 (7.98%) .NET
12 102 (7.68%) Web Services
13 86 (6.48%) Laravel
14 78 (5.87%) XML
15 68 (5.12%) jQuery
16 64 (4.82%) JSON
17 63 (4.74%) Hibernate
18 62 (4.67%) Vue.js
19 58 (4.37%) LAMP
20 52 (3.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (3.92%) User Experience
2 43 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
3 39 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (2.18%) Public Cloud
5 24 (1.81%) Cloud Native
6 23 (1.73%) PKI
7 21 (1.58%) Clustering
8 18 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.36%) Replication
9 17 (1.28%) e-Learning
9 17 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
12 14 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.83%) NHS
15 10 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 359 (27.03%) Linux
2 194 (14.61%) Windows
3 147 (11.07%) Unix
4 77 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (3.99%) Windows Server
6 40 (3.01%) Ubuntu
7 34 (2.56%) Debian
8 27 (2.03%) CentOS
9 17 (1.28%) Android
9 17 (1.28%) Solaris
10 16 (1.20%) AIX
10 16 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.30%) HPUX
16 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (19.28%) Microservices
3 238 (17.92%) DevOps
4 207 (15.59%) TDD
5 206 (15.51%) Software Engineering
6 194 (14.61%) Scrum
7 193 (14.53%) Full Stack Development
8 164 (12.35%) Test Automation
9 138 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
10 130 (9.79%) Analytics
11 127 (9.56%) BDD
12 124 (9.34%) OO
13 119 (8.96%) Migration
14 100 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (7.08%) MVC
16 93 (7.00%) Open Source
17 92 (6.93%) Configuration Management
18 85 (6.40%) ETL
19 81 (6.10%) OOP
20 76 (5.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 466 (35.09%) SQL
2 439 (33.06%) Java
3 383 (28.84%) JavaScript
4 265 (19.95%) PHP
5 261 (19.65%) Python
6 105 (7.91%) C#
7 103 (7.76%) Java 8
8 85 (6.40%) Java 11
9 78 (5.87%) TypeScript
10 75 (5.65%) Bash
11 63 (4.74%) Shell Script
12 62 (4.67%) PL/SQL
13 55 (4.14%) Perl
14 52 (3.92%) Go
15 51 (3.84%) Scala
16 50 (3.77%) PowerShell
17 38 (2.86%) T-SQL
18 36 (2.71%) Ruby
19 27 (2.03%) Groovy
19 27 (2.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (7.15%) Security Cleared
2 83 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.74%) Degree
4 27 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 27 (2.03%) OCPJP
4 27 (2.03%) Sun Certification
5 22 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 12 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.53%) ISEB
9 7 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.38%) RHCE
11 4 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.23%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.23%) PMP
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.29%) QA
2 27 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.73%) GDPR
4 20 (1.51%) Accessibility
5 10 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.68%) COBIT
6 9 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.68%) SLA
7 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.23%) WCAG
10 1 (0.075%) GLBA
10 1 (0.075%) NIST
System Software
1 271 (20.41%) Docker
2 87 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.41%) HDFS
4 27 (2.03%) Oracle RAC
4 27 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.05%) vCloud
7 10 (0.75%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.45%) IAG
9 4 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.23%) Postfix
10 3 (0.23%) vSphere
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.15%) iptables
11 2 (0.15%) NFS
11 2 (0.15%) Samba
11 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 206 (15.51%) Kubernetes
2 153 (11.52%) Terraform
3 124 (9.34%) Ansible
4 47 (3.54%) Prometheus
5 46 (3.46%) Grafana
6 43 (3.24%) Puppet
7 26 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
8 25 (1.88%) HAProxy
8 25 (1.88%) ZABBIX
9 23 (1.73%) SCCM
10 22 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (1.51%) Data Guard
12 18 (1.36%) Kibana
13 17 (1.28%) Consul
14 15 (1.13%) Fluentd
15 14 (1.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 12 (0.90%) Nagios
17 11 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
17 11 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
18 10 (0.75%) Packer
Vendors
1 327 (24.62%) Oracle
2 154 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 92 (6.93%) Red Hat
4 68 (5.12%) Google
5 63 (4.74%) VMware
6 42 (3.16%) Sybase
7 38 (2.86%) Talend
8 33 (2.48%) Informatica
9 32 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (2.26%) Sun
11 28 (2.11%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.88%) SAP
13 24 (1.81%) Cisco
13 24 (1.81%) Zend
14 18 (1.36%) Databricks
15 15 (1.13%) Cloudera
15 15 (1.13%) CyberArk
15 15 (1.13%) Sonatype
16 14 (1.05%) CA
17 13 (0.98%) OpenText