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 28 April 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.

MySQL
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 93 90
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3  
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1045 1311 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 2.35% 2.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.73% 10.77% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 935 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +105.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £19.00 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £48.60 £52.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +15.00% +41.59%  

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 10738 12171 12743
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.77% 21.79% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7184 8223 8210
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 168 163
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.10 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year -4.61% +0.61%  

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 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 April 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 -15 981 £403 -2.42% 691
London -28 468 £435 -3.33% 218
South East -10 146 £385 +5.47% 127
North West +11 82 £400 +18.51% 74
Yorkshire +30 77 £375 -6.25% 72
West Midlands +66 76 £335 +11.66% 57
City of London -2 72 £425 -12.86% 50
West Yorkshire +36 64 £375 -6.25% 49
Leeds +32 55 £400 - 29
East of England -2 52 £422 +5.50% 31
East Midlands -19 39 £344 +12.24% 46
Oxfordshire +10 38 £363 +3.57% 14
Hampshire +10 37 £440 +22.22% 30
Manchester +21 35 £358 +10.00% 46
Scotland +46 33 £350 -1.06% 18
South West -39 33 £320 -14.66% 53
Essex +4 29 £447 +11.75% 6
Berkshire +27 26 £375 -9.09% 22
Birmingham +21 22 £445 +36.92% 18
Southend-on-Sea -8 22 £447 -
Edinburgh +24 20 £350 -3.44% 8
Cheshire +12 20 £438 -10.25% 14
South Wales +8 20 £381 +38.63% 9
Wales +2 20 £381 +38.63% 10
Cardiff +18 19 £388 +40.90% 9
Surrey -18 18 £385 -3.75% 19
Nottinghamshire +6 16 £310 -0.80% 17
Nottingham +3 15 £320 -1.53% 15
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £438 -3.84% 13
Bristol +1 13 £319 -1.92% 19

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 783 (38.48%) HTML
2 744 (36.56%) Linux
3 737 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
4 719 (35.33%) JavaScript
5 693 (34.05%) PHP
6 686 (33.71%) CSS
7 656 (32.24%) Java
8 563 (27.67%) Git (software)
9 559 (27.47%) SQL
10 394 (19.36%) Oracle
11 391 (19.21%) Python
11 391 (19.21%) PostgreSQL
12 367 (18.03%) Jenkins
13 360 (17.69%) TDD
14 340 (16.71%) MongoDB
15 330 (16.22%) SQL Server
16 325 (15.97%) DevOps
17 309 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
18 292 (14.35%) NoSQL
19 290 (14.25%) Apache
20 289 (14.20%) Web Services
21 288 (14.15%) Scrum
22 287 (14.10%) Spring
23 284 (13.96%) REST
24 279 (13.71%) HTML5
24 279 (13.71%) jQuery
25 273 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
26 261 (12.83%) LAMP
27 257 (12.63%) AngularJS
28 256 (12.58%) Puppet

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
1 290 (14.25%) Apache
2 156 (7.67%) Tomcat
3 130 (6.39%) Drupal
4 99 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
5 97 (4.77%) CMS
6 95 (4.67%) nginx
7 76 (3.73%) JBoss
8 71 (3.49%) WordPress
9 59 (2.90%) Confluence
10 55 (2.70%) WebSphere
11 54 (2.65%) OpenStack
12 40 (1.97%) Apache Spark
13 39 (1.92%) WebLogic
14 24 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 24 (1.18%) IIS
14 24 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (0.93%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.59%) Jetty
17 11 (0.54%) SilverStripe
18 10 (0.49%) Moodle
Applications
1 30 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.98%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.29%) HipChat
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.098%) SPSS
7 2 (0.098%) Stata
8 1 (0.049%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 59 (2.90%) Magento
2 8 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.098%) RMDS
7 2 (0.098%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.049%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 309 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.19%) GitHub
4 37 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 27 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (1.18%) SaaS
8 19 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.93%) Google Analytics
8 19 (0.93%) Slack
9 18 (0.88%) IaaS
10 16 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.54%) PaaS
12 9 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.44%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.39%) G Suite
14 7 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.34%) Loggly
15 6 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 142 (6.98%) HTTP
2 95 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 79 (3.88%) SSL
4 63 (3.10%) DNS
5 61 (3.00%) Firewall
5 61 (3.00%) LDAP
6 40 (1.97%) Internet
7 36 (1.77%) SAN
8 23 (1.13%) WAN
9 22 (1.08%) HTTPS
10 21 (1.03%) LAN
11 17 (0.84%) Network Security
11 17 (0.84%) VPN
12 16 (0.79%) DHCP
13 15 (0.74%) Intranet
13 15 (0.74%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.59%) AMQP
15 11 (0.54%) SSH
16 10 (0.49%) FTP
16 10 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (19.21%) PostgreSQL
2 340 (16.71%) MongoDB
3 330 (16.22%) SQL Server
4 292 (14.35%) NoSQL
5 203 (9.98%) Relational Database
6 113 (5.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 83 (4.08%) Redis
8 82 (4.03%) Big Data
9 79 (3.88%) MariaDB
10 78 (3.83%) Oracle Database
11 73 (3.59%) Hadoop
12 69 (3.39%) RDBMS
13 55 (2.70%) HBase
14 52 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (1.72%) DB2
16 33 (1.62%) Apache Hive
17 30 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
17 30 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
18 29 (1.43%) CouchDB
19 24 (1.18%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 563 (27.67%) Git (software)
2 367 (18.03%) Jenkins
3 144 (7.08%) JIRA
4 143 (7.03%) Subversion
5 100 (4.91%) JUnit
6 85 (4.18%) Maven
7 70 (3.44%) Cucumber
8 66 (3.24%) Mockito
9 53 (2.60%) Selenium
10 52 (2.56%) Eclipse
11 45 (2.21%) Bitbucket
12 44 (2.16%) Vagrant
13 40 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 35 (1.72%) Mercurial
15 32 (1.57%) GitLab
16 30 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
17 29 (1.43%) Ant
17 29 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
18 27 (1.33%) Grunt
19 21 (1.03%) Jasmine
General
1 178 (8.75%) Finance
2 68 (3.34%) Marketing
3 57 (2.80%) Retail
4 55 (2.70%) Banking
5 53 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.92%) Publishing
7 23 (1.13%) Games
8 21 (1.03%) Advertising
9 16 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.49%) Electronics
12 8 (0.39%) Front Office
13 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.29%) Legal
13 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.25%) Billing
15 4 (0.20%) Back Office
16 3 (0.15%) Local Government
16 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1263 (62.06%) Developer
2 352 (17.30%) PHP Developer
3 338 (16.61%) Java Developer
4 148 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 124 (6.09%) Senior Developer
6 119 (5.85%) MySQL Developer
7 101 (4.96%) Architect
7 101 (4.96%) DBA
8 93 (4.57%) Drupal Developer
9 81 (3.98%) Administrator
10 77 (3.78%) Web Developer
11 70 (3.44%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 68 (3.34%) Linux Engineer
13 65 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
14 57 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
15 56 (2.75%) MySQL DBA
16 53 (2.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 52 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 52 (2.56%) Python Developer
18 51 (2.51%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (38.48%) HTML
2 686 (33.71%) CSS
3 289 (14.20%) Web Services
4 287 (14.10%) Spring
5 284 (13.96%) REST
6 279 (13.71%) HTML5
6 279 (13.71%) jQuery
7 261 (12.83%) LAMP
8 257 (12.63%) AngularJS
9 243 (11.94%) XML
10 213 (10.47%) JSON
11 204 (10.02%) RESTful
12 203 (9.98%) Node.js
13 180 (8.85%) CSS3
14 138 (6.78%) Hibernate
15 137 (6.73%) Symfony
16 131 (6.44%) SOAP
17 130 (6.39%) Laravel
18 124 (6.09%) Ajax
19 113 (5.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
2 97 (4.77%) User Experience
3 85 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 58 (2.85%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.26%) Replication
7 41 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.77%) Clustering
8 36 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 30 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
11 29 (1.43%) Fintech
12 22 (1.08%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.79%) STB
14 14 (0.69%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.59%) CMDB
15 12 (0.59%) W3C
16 11 (0.54%) NHS
17 10 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 744 (36.56%) Linux
2 178 (8.75%) Unix
3 150 (7.37%) Windows
4 97 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (4.37%) CentOS
6 53 (2.60%) Ubuntu
7 35 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 34 (1.67%) Solaris
9 33 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (1.57%) Android
11 31 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 29 (1.43%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.79%) HPUX
13 16 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.74%) Debian
15 10 (0.49%) AIX
16 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.29%) CoreOS
18 5 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (17.69%) TDD
3 325 (15.97%) DevOps
4 288 (14.15%) Scrum
5 273 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
6 235 (11.55%) MVC
7 217 (10.66%) Web Development
8 214 (10.52%) Microservices
9 206 (10.12%) Configuration Management
10 189 (9.29%) Open Source
11 165 (8.11%) E-Commerce
12 160 (7.86%) OO
13 151 (7.42%) Software Engineering
14 139 (6.83%) BDD
15 125 (6.14%) Kanban
16 112 (5.50%) Mentoring
17 108 (5.31%) Continuous Delivery
18 104 (5.11%) OOP
19 94 (4.62%) Front End Development
20 87 (4.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 719 (35.33%) JavaScript
2 693 (34.05%) PHP
3 656 (32.24%) Java
4 559 (27.47%) SQL
5 391 (19.21%) Python
6 250 (12.29%) Ruby
7 161 (7.91%) Perl
8 134 (6.58%) Bash Shell
9 131 (6.44%) C#
10 111 (5.45%) Scala
11 52 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 48 (2.36%) PowerShell
13 46 (2.26%) C++
13 46 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 45 (2.21%) Go
15 38 (1.87%) Groovy
16 23 (1.13%) C
17 22 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.84%) PHP 5
18 17 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 76 (3.73%) Degree
3 66 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.39%) RHCE
5 7 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.20%) MCSE
8 3 (0.15%) CCNA
8 3 (0.15%) CCNP
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.15%) MCSA
8 3 (0.15%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.098%) CISA
9 2 (0.098%) CISM
9 2 (0.098%) CISSP
9 2 (0.098%) MCTS
9 2 (0.098%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.56%) QA
2 15 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.15%) SDET
5 3 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.049%) FATCA
7 1 (0.049%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.049%) PMO
System Software
1 188 (9.24%) Docker
2 65 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.85%) Active Directory
4 34 (1.67%) HDFS
5 16 (0.79%) Xen
6 15 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.64%) NFS
7 13 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.54%) LXC
10 9 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.44%) Samba
10 9 (0.44%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.39%) KVM
12 7 (0.34%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.34%) Squid
13 6 (0.29%) Postfix
13 6 (0.29%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 256 (12.58%) Puppet
2 199 (9.78%) Ansible
3 163 (8.01%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (3.05%) Nagios
5 51 (2.51%) Salt
6 45 (2.21%) HAProxy
7 42 (2.06%) Kubernetes
8 41 (2.01%) logstash
9 35 (1.72%) Kibana
10 30 (1.47%) Terraform
11 25 (1.23%) Grafana
12 24 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
13 17 (0.84%) Mesos
14 16 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
15 14 (0.69%) vCenter Server
16 12 (0.59%) ZABBIX
17 11 (0.54%) Cobbler
17 11 (0.54%) Graphite
18 10 (0.49%) Zenoss
19 9 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 394 (19.36%) Oracle
2 138 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 117 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 110 (5.41%) VMware
5 101 (4.96%) Zend
6 61 (3.00%) Google
7 43 (2.11%) IBM
8 39 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (1.87%) SAP
10 33 (1.62%) Tableau
11 30 (1.47%) Splunk
12 29 (1.43%) Rackspace
13 28 (1.38%) Adobe
14 26 (1.28%) Cisco
15 25 (1.23%) Atlassian
16 21 (1.03%) HP
17 20 (0.98%) SaltStack
18 18 (0.88%) hybris
18 18 (0.88%) Talend
19 16 (0.79%) Percona
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Twin Group
Rate: From £160 to £240 per day based on individuals' skills and experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
RBT
Rate: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £275 - 350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 190 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aquent
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £275 - 350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £23 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Client Server
Rate: £375 to £425 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago