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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 196 186 114
Rank change year-on-year -10 -72 +4
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,278 968 867
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.46% 2.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.39% 6.85% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 673 617
10th Percentile £363 £300 £325
25th Percentile £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £485
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% -2.06% +5.43%
75th Percentile £625 £540 £588
90th Percentile £700 £625 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
10th Percentile - - £26.48
25th Percentile £20.75 £19.00 £26.81
Median hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +114.29% -35.38% -7.14%
75th Percentile £57.50 £25.23 £45.19
90th Percentile - £35.48 £57.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £66.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -69.70% +120.00%

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 17,303 14,140 9,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.45% 21.32% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,322 9,678 6,454
10th Percentile £380 £329 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 213 130
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.90 £14.09
25th Percentile £21.25 £19.25 £18.85
Median hourly rate £37.80 £26.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.64% +6.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £63.00 £45.00 £45.31
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.16 £61.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.90 £24.70
% change year-on-year +40.56% +0.81% -17.67%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Jobs
England -21 1,003 £525 +10.53% 445
Work from Home -2 766 £505 +6.60% 251
London +13 530 £575 +15.00% 146
UK excluding London -45 421 £450 +5.88% 330
North of England -17 139 £438 +9.38% 107
South East -32 89 £460 +15.00% 47
Midlands -49 87 £495 +10.00% 65
North West -29 77 £475 +26.67% 58
West Midlands -51 64 £495 +5.32% 39
Yorkshire +2 56 £438 +2.94% 39
South West -8 44 £475 +5.56% 54
East of England -34 43 £428 -9.42% 22
East Midlands -4 23 £468 +55.83% 26
Scotland -40 14 £450 - 20
North East -7 12 £475 +2.15% 10
Wales -3 10 £525 +5.53% 15

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 435 (34.04%) SQL
1 435 (34.04%) AWS
2 392 (30.67%) Oracle
3 377 (29.50%) JavaScript
4 376 (29.42%) Java
4 376 (29.42%) Agile
5 364 (28.48%) Linux
6 331 (25.90%) Python
7 315 (24.65%) PostgreSQL
8 307 (24.02%) Git (software)
9 297 (23.24%) Relational Database
9 297 (23.24%) SQL Server
10 269 (21.05%) Azure
11 265 (20.74%) Docker
12 251 (19.64%) MongoDB
13 247 (19.33%) DevOps
14 244 (19.09%) PHP
15 229 (17.92%) Social Skills
16 210 (16.43%) Jenkins
17 208 (16.28%) React
18 206 (16.12%) CI/CD
19 204 (15.96%) Kubernetes
20 203 (15.88%) Node.js
21 202 (15.81%) Microservices
22 194 (15.18%) Windows
23 192 (15.02%) HTML
24 188 (14.71%) Full Stack Development
25 185 (14.48%) Unix
26 180 (14.08%) Finance
27 179 (14.01%) CSS

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
1 127 (9.94%) Confluence
2 88 (6.89%) Apache
3 64 (5.01%) Drupal
4 51 (3.99%) SAS
5 49 (3.83%) nginx
6 33 (2.58%) JBoss
7 29 (2.27%) Apache Spark
8 26 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.72%) Mule
10 19 (1.49%) WordPress
11 18 (1.41%) Apache Solr
12 17 (1.33%) Red Hat Fuse
13 16 (1.25%) CMS
13 16 (1.25%) SharePoint
14 13 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.94%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.78%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
17 8 (0.63%) IIS
18 6 (0.47%) Alfresco
Applications
1 46 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) SPSS
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.078%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (1.96%) Magento
2 9 (0.70%) Misys Midas
3 8 (0.63%) SAP FI-CA
3 8 (0.63%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.47%) Shopify
6 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.078%) assyst
10 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.078%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 435 (34.04%) AWS
2 269 (21.05%) Azure
3 133 (10.41%) GCP
4 92 (7.20%) Serverless
5 83 (6.49%) Amazon S3
6 79 (6.18%) Amazon EC2
7 66 (5.16%) GitHub
8 63 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
9 52 (4.07%) Power Platform
10 42 (3.29%) Amazon SQS
10 42 (3.29%) PaaS
11 41 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
11 41 (3.21%) SaaS
12 38 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
13 36 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (2.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 27 (2.11%) Datadog
16 26 (2.03%) CloudFront
17 25 (1.96%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.76%) DNS
2 39 (3.05%) HTTP
3 31 (2.43%) Internet
4 28 (2.19%) SSL
5 27 (2.11%) SSH
5 27 (2.11%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.72%) SMTP
7 18 (1.41%) HTTPS
8 16 (1.25%) DHCP
8 16 (1.25%) Firewall
9 14 (1.10%) SNMP
10 12 (0.94%) VPN
11 10 (0.78%) FTP
12 9 (0.70%) VLAN
13 8 (0.63%) MPLS
13 8 (0.63%) WAN
14 6 (0.47%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (0.47%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (24.65%) PostgreSQL
2 297 (23.24%) Relational Database
2 297 (23.24%) SQL Server
3 251 (19.64%) MongoDB
4 148 (11.58%) NoSQL
5 111 (8.69%) Redis
6 88 (6.89%) Amazon RDS
6 88 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
7 80 (6.26%) DynamoDB
8 78 (6.10%) Pentaho
9 74 (5.79%) MariaDB
10 73 (5.71%) Hadoop
11 71 (5.56%) RDBMS
12 64 (5.01%) Oracle Database
13 62 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
14 53 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
14 53 (4.15%) HBase
15 50 (3.91%) Power BI
16 46 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
17 44 (3.44%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 307 (24.02%) Git (software)
2 210 (16.43%) Jenkins
3 171 (13.38%) JIRA
4 87 (6.81%) Bitbucket
5 81 (6.34%) GitLab
6 64 (5.01%) Maven
7 60 (4.69%) JUnit
8 49 (3.83%) Gradle
9 41 (3.21%) Selenium
10 38 (2.97%) Subversion
11 37 (2.90%) SonarQube
12 36 (2.82%) Cypress.io
13 28 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
14 26 (2.03%) Postman
15 22 (1.72%) Artifactory
15 22 (1.72%) Cucumber
15 22 (1.72%) Mockito
16 21 (1.64%) JMeter
17 20 (1.56%) Zephyr
18 18 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 229 (17.92%) Social Skills
2 180 (14.08%) Finance
3 88 (6.89%) Public Sector
4 84 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (6.49%) Banking
6 40 (3.13%) Retail
7 27 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.88%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.80%) Marketing
10 21 (1.64%) Games
11 18 (1.41%) Presentation Skills
12 17 (1.33%) Front Office
13 14 (1.10%) Legal
13 14 (1.10%) Military
13 14 (1.10%) Police
14 13 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.94%) Law
16 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.78%) Automotive
18 5 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 633 (49.53%) Developer
2 137 (10.72%) PHP Developer
3 121 (9.47%) Java Developer
4 83 (6.49%) Analyst
4 83 (6.49%) Architect
5 70 (5.48%) DBA
6 69 (5.40%) Full Stack Developer
7 64 (5.01%) Software Engineer
8 61 (4.77%) Senior Developer
9 50 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 43 (3.36%) React Developer
11 42 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
12 41 (3.21%) Python Developer
13 38 (2.97%) Data Engineer
14 33 (2.58%) AWS Engineer
14 33 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
14 33 (2.58%) Support Engineer
15 32 (2.50%) Backend Developer
16 29 (2.27%) Administrator
16 29 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (16.28%) React
2 203 (15.88%) Node.js
3 192 (15.02%) HTML
4 179 (14.01%) CSS
5 166 (12.99%) Spring
6 144 (11.27%) REST
7 113 (8.84%) Web Services
8 111 (8.69%) Kafka
9 108 (8.45%) AngularJS
10 100 (7.82%) RESTful
11 97 (7.59%) Laravel
12 92 (7.20%) .NET
13 85 (6.65%) Spring Boot
14 74 (5.79%) JSON
15 70 (5.48%) XML
16 59 (4.62%) LAMP
17 58 (4.54%) Hibernate
17 58 (4.54%) jQuery
18 53 (4.15%) Vue.js
19 49 (3.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.29%) Public Cloud
2 39 (3.05%) User Experience
3 38 (2.97%) Cloud Native
3 38 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
4 33 (2.58%) Data Structures
5 32 (2.50%) Replication
6 31 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
8 24 (1.88%) Clustering
9 18 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.17%) PKI
12 14 (1.10%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
14 11 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.86%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.78%) iPad
15 10 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 364 (28.48%) Linux
2 194 (15.18%) Windows
3 185 (14.48%) Unix
4 44 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (3.05%) CentOS
6 22 (1.72%) Solaris
7 20 (1.56%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.10%) Debian
9 12 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.70%) AIX
10 9 (0.70%) Android
10 9 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.31%) HPUX
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.16%) FreeNAS
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (29.42%) Agile
2 247 (19.33%) DevOps
3 206 (16.12%) CI/CD
4 202 (15.81%) Microservices
5 188 (14.71%) Full Stack Development
6 158 (12.36%) Software Engineering
7 153 (11.97%) Analytics
8 151 (11.82%) Test Automation
9 146 (11.42%) TDD
10 137 (10.72%) ETL
11 132 (10.33%) Scrum
12 130 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
13 115 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
14 113 (8.84%) Migration
15 106 (8.29%) OOP
16 100 (7.82%) BDD
17 99 (7.75%) OO
18 96 (7.51%) Configuration Management
19 95 (7.43%) MVC
20 75 (5.87%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 435 (34.04%) SQL
2 377 (29.50%) JavaScript
3 376 (29.42%) Java
4 331 (25.90%) Python
5 244 (19.09%) PHP
6 118 (9.23%) TypeScript
7 102 (7.98%) Bash
8 99 (7.75%) PL/SQL
9 84 (6.57%) C#
10 82 (6.42%) Perl
11 79 (6.18%) Scala
12 70 (5.48%) Shell Script
13 65 (5.09%) Go
14 51 (3.99%) PowerShell
15 49 (3.83%) Ruby
16 46 (3.60%) VBA
17 40 (3.13%) R
18 37 (2.90%) HiveQL
19 26 (2.03%) Groovy
20 23 (1.80%) ES6
Qualifications
1 154 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 120 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.44%) Degree
4 30 (2.35%) ISTQB
4 30 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.94%) ISEB
9 10 (0.78%) OCA
9 10 (0.78%) OCP
9 10 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (0.78%) PMP
10 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.63%) MCSA
12 7 (0.55%) RHCE
13 5 (0.39%) MCSE
13 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.31%) MCP
15 3 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.69%) QA
2 17 (1.33%) GDPR
2 17 (1.33%) SLA
3 16 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.70%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.63%) WCAG
7 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.16%) FATCA
11 1 (0.078%) COBIT
11 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.078%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.078%) SEPA
System Software
1 265 (20.74%) Docker
2 44 (3.44%) HDFS
3 36 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 36 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.78%) vCloud
7 7 (0.55%) etcd
7 7 (0.55%) Firmware
7 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.47%) Varnish
9 5 (0.39%) NFS
9 5 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 4 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.23%) Postfix
11 3 (0.23%) Samba
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 204 (15.96%) Kubernetes
2 171 (13.38%) Ansible
3 170 (13.30%) Terraform
4 64 (5.01%) Puppet
5 43 (3.36%) Grafana
6 41 (3.21%) Prometheus
7 36 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (1.96%) Kibana
9 21 (1.64%) Data Guard
10 19 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 17 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
12 15 (1.17%) BladeLogic
12 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 14 (1.10%) Nagios
13 14 (1.10%) ZABBIX
14 13 (1.02%) HAProxy
15 11 (0.86%) Consul
15 11 (0.86%) Fluentd
16 10 (0.78%) logstash
17 9 (0.70%) Packer
Vendors
1 392 (30.67%) Oracle
2 145 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 68 (5.32%) Talend
4 65 (5.09%) VMware
5 48 (3.76%) Red Hat
6 44 (3.44%) Google
7 39 (3.05%) Informatica
7 39 (3.05%) SAP
8 34 (2.66%) Sybase
9 27 (2.11%) Splunk
10 24 (1.88%) ServiceNow
11 23 (1.80%) IBM
12 22 (1.72%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.56%) CyberArk
14 19 (1.49%) New Relic
15 17 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (1.25%) Alteryx
16 16 (1.25%) Dynatrace
17 13 (1.02%) Databricks
18 12 (0.94%) Adobe