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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 90 86
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1177 1390 1353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.59% 2.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.34% 11.82% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 1018 912
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +51.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £10.80 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.15 £102.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +46.15% +60.49%  

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 10382 11757 13183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.44% 21.86% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6788 7965 8622
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 195 185
Median hourly rate £31.50 £31.27 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +16.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

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 24 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -6 1132 £425 +6.25% 728
London -40 501 £475 +11.76% 223
South East +24 222 £403 +10.27% 131
North West +24 86 £400 - 92
City of London -6 79 £470 +10.58% 59
Yorkshire +24 76 £400 +6.66% 71
East of England +16 67 £425 +6.25% 40
West Yorkshire +48 64 £400 +5.26% 50
West Midlands +51 60 £350 +7.69% 68
Leeds +46 60 £400 - 32
Hampshire +31 60 £375 +4.16% 33
Oxfordshire +25 52 £400 +14.28% 18
East Midlands +12 52 £344 +22.22% 36
South West -12 49 £343 +3.00% 57
Berkshire +44 44 £403 +7.33% 29
Merseyside +16 34 £425 +31.78% 15
Basingstoke +20 33 £375 +7.14% 17
Buckinghamshire -5 32 £425 +30.76% 9
Essex +12 29 £447 +24.16% 4
Manchester +8 28 £375 -6.25% 49
Liverpool +21 25 £413 - 11
Nottinghamshire +12 25 £350 +27.27% 16
Surrey -5 25 £500 +25.00% 15
Birmingham +31 24 £413 -9.83% 15
Nottingham +17 24 £350 +27.27% 15
Scotland +35 23 £325 - 17
Southend-on-Sea -13 22 £448 +24.30%
Bristol -13 19 £325 -10.34% 19
Milton Keynes +5 18 £381 +22.98% 6
Oxford +3 17 £363 -3.33% 6

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 832 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 823 (37.53%) Linux
3 796 (36.30%) HTML
4 721 (32.88%) Java
5 719 (32.79%) JavaScript
6 710 (32.38%) PHP
7 690 (31.46%) CSS
8 628 (28.64%) SQL
9 623 (28.41%) Git (software)
10 497 (22.66%) Python
11 472 (21.52%) Oracle
12 468 (21.34%) TDD
13 439 (20.02%) PostgreSQL
14 398 (18.15%) MongoDB
15 396 (18.06%) Jenkins
16 387 (17.65%) DevOps
17 363 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
18 355 (16.19%) NoSQL
19 353 (16.10%) SQL Server
20 322 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
21 314 (14.32%) Spring
22 297 (13.54%) Scrum
23 293 (13.36%) Apache
24 291 (13.27%) Puppet
25 281 (12.81%) jQuery
26 271 (12.36%) REST
27 270 (12.31%) LAMP
28 267 (12.18%) Relational Database
29 261 (11.90%) Web Services
30 254 (11.58%) HTML5

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
1 293 (13.36%) Apache
2 193 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 147 (6.70%) Drupal
4 94 (4.29%) CMS
4 94 (4.29%) WordPress
5 92 (4.20%) nginx
6 78 (3.56%) OpenStack
7 76 (3.47%) JBoss
8 73 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
9 69 (3.15%) WebSphere
10 67 (3.06%) Confluence
11 65 (2.96%) WebLogic
12 43 (1.96%) Apache Spark
13 25 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 23 (1.05%) Apache Solr
14 23 (1.05%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.82%) Apache Pig
16 16 (0.73%) IIS
17 11 (0.50%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 25 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (0.50%) HipChat
5 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.23%) SPSS
6 5 (0.23%) Stata
7 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 73 (3.33%) Magento
2 16 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.091%) Primavera
7 2 (0.091%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.091%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.046%) RMDS
8 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.046%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 363 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (3.28%) GitHub
4 36 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (1.50%) Amazon S3
6 32 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (1.14%) Slack
9 20 (0.91%) Google Analytics
10 19 (0.87%) SaaS
11 18 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (0.59%) Office 365
14 10 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.36%) G Suite
15 8 (0.36%) IaaS
15 8 (0.36%) PaaS
16 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 148 (6.75%) HTTP
2 101 (4.61%) TCP/IP
3 92 (4.20%) SSL
4 74 (3.37%) LDAP
5 68 (3.10%) Firewall
6 66 (3.01%) DNS
7 46 (2.10%) Internet
8 30 (1.37%) HTTPS
9 28 (1.28%) VPN
10 24 (1.09%) WAN
11 23 (1.05%) LAN
12 19 (0.87%) Kerberos
13 17 (0.78%) SAN
14 15 (0.68%) SSH
15 14 (0.64%) Intranet
16 12 (0.55%) Network Security
17 10 (0.46%) FTP
18 9 (0.41%) AMQP
18 9 (0.41%) DHCP
18 9 (0.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (20.02%) PostgreSQL
2 398 (18.15%) MongoDB
3 355 (16.19%) NoSQL
4 353 (16.10%) SQL Server
5 267 (12.18%) Relational Database
6 152 (6.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 107 (4.88%) RDBMS
8 83 (3.78%) Oracle Database
9 80 (3.65%) MariaDB
10 78 (3.56%) Hadoop
11 75 (3.42%) Big Data
12 72 (3.28%) Redis
13 61 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
14 47 (2.14%) DB2
15 41 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 40 (1.82%) Data Mining
17 36 (1.64%) HBase
18 34 (1.55%) CouchDB
19 31 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
20 30 (1.37%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 623 (28.41%) Git (software)
2 396 (18.06%) Jenkins
3 179 (8.16%) JIRA
4 150 (6.84%) Subversion
5 112 (5.11%) JUnit
6 91 (4.15%) Maven
7 73 (3.33%) Mockito
8 69 (3.15%) Bitbucket
9 63 (2.87%) Cucumber
10 58 (2.64%) Selenium
11 50 (2.28%) Eclipse
12 48 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (1.69%) PHPUnit
14 34 (1.55%) Vagrant
15 33 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (1.41%) GitLab
17 29 (1.32%) Ant
17 29 (1.32%) Hudson
17 29 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
18 26 (1.19%) NUnit
General
1 189 (8.62%) Finance
2 96 (4.38%) Marketing
3 81 (3.69%) Retail
4 62 (2.83%) Banking
5 59 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.50%) Publishing
7 23 (1.05%) Games
8 19 (0.87%) Advertising
9 18 (0.82%) Electronics
10 15 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.55%) Front Office
13 10 (0.46%) Legal
14 8 (0.36%) French Language
15 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.18%) Billing
17 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.14%) Back Office
18 3 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1342 (61.19%) Developer
2 373 (17.01%) Java Developer
3 361 (16.46%) PHP Developer
4 191 (8.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 142 (6.48%) Senior Developer
6 110 (5.02%) DBA
6 110 (5.02%) MySQL Developer
7 109 (4.97%) Drupal Developer
8 102 (4.65%) Web Developer
9 99 (4.51%) Python Developer
10 93 (4.24%) Architect
11 84 (3.83%) Administrator
12 82 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
13 73 (3.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 70 (3.19%) MySQL DBA
15 67 (3.06%) Analyst
15 67 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
16 66 (3.01%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 62 (2.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 56 (2.55%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 796 (36.30%) HTML
2 690 (31.46%) CSS
3 314 (14.32%) Spring
4 281 (12.81%) jQuery
5 271 (12.36%) REST
6 270 (12.31%) LAMP
7 261 (11.90%) Web Services
8 254 (11.58%) HTML5
9 253 (11.54%) RESTful
10 245 (11.17%) AngularJS
11 231 (10.53%) Node.js
12 220 (10.03%) XML
13 185 (8.44%) JSON
14 174 (7.93%) Hibernate
15 173 (7.89%) CSS3
16 148 (6.75%) Symfony
17 143 (6.52%) Laravel
18 142 (6.48%) SOAP
19 119 (5.43%) Ajax
20 96 (4.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 116 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.33%) User Experience
4 71 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.46%) Clustering
6 53 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 49 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 37 (1.69%) Replication
9 31 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.32%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.00%) STB
14 19 (0.87%) Fintech
15 18 (0.82%) Video on Demand
16 17 (0.78%) NHS
17 11 (0.50%) W3C
18 9 (0.41%) CMDB
18 9 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 823 (37.53%) Linux
2 191 (8.71%) Unix
3 172 (7.84%) Windows
4 130 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (5.20%) CentOS
6 68 (3.10%) Ubuntu
7 45 (2.05%) Mac OS X
8 36 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (1.55%) Solaris
10 33 (1.50%) Windows Server
11 22 (1.00%) Android
11 22 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 19 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.73%) HPUX
14 14 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.46%) Debian
16 9 (0.41%) AIX
17 7 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.32%) SUSE
18 6 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
2 468 (21.34%) TDD
3 387 (17.65%) DevOps
4 322 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
5 297 (13.54%) Scrum
6 249 (11.35%) Microservices
7 243 (11.08%) Web Development
8 239 (10.90%) MVC
9 227 (10.35%) Configuration Management
10 218 (9.94%) OO
11 215 (9.80%) Open Source
12 186 (8.48%) BDD
13 181 (8.25%) Software Engineering
14 161 (7.34%) Test Automation
15 139 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
16 133 (6.06%) Kanban
16 133 (6.06%) OOP
17 128 (5.84%) E-Commerce
18 117 (5.34%) Mentoring
19 94 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 721 (32.88%) Java
2 719 (32.79%) JavaScript
3 710 (32.38%) PHP
4 628 (28.64%) SQL
5 497 (22.66%) Python
6 221 (10.08%) Ruby
7 164 (7.48%) Perl
8 148 (6.75%) Bash Shell
9 126 (5.75%) Scala
10 115 (5.24%) C#
11 60 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 57 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 54 (2.46%) Groovy
14 51 (2.33%) PowerShell
15 47 (2.14%) Go
16 46 (2.10%) C++
17 36 (1.64%) C
18 29 (1.32%) PHP 5
19 28 (1.28%) T-SQL
20 26 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 109 (4.97%) Security Cleared
2 87 (3.97%) Degree
3 83 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.36%) RHCE
7 7 (0.32%) OCPJP
8 6 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.27%) MySQL Certification
9 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.23%) CISM
9 5 (0.23%) CISSP
9 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.18%) CCNA
10 4 (0.18%) MCSE
11 3 (0.14%) CCNP
12 2 (0.091%) MCSA
12 2 (0.091%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.69%) QA
2 20 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.18%) GCP
5 4 (0.18%) SLA
6 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.046%) FATCA
7 1 (0.046%) GDPR
7 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 223 (10.17%) Docker
2 60 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 49 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.41%) HDFS
5 25 (1.14%) Xen
6 18 (0.82%) KVM
7 15 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.64%) NFS
9 12 (0.55%) LXC
9 12 (0.55%) Squid
10 11 (0.50%) vCloud
11 10 (0.46%) Samba
12 9 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.32%) XenServer
14 5 (0.23%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.23%) vSphere
15 4 (0.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 291 (13.27%) Puppet
2 248 (11.31%) Ansible
3 198 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (4.24%) Kubernetes
5 55 (2.51%) Nagios
6 45 (2.05%) Salt
7 39 (1.78%) Grafana
7 39 (1.78%) logstash
8 38 (1.73%) HAProxy
9 36 (1.64%) Terraform
10 27 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
11 24 (1.09%) Galera Cluster
11 24 (1.09%) ZABBIX
12 23 (1.05%) Kibana
13 19 (0.87%) Mesos
14 17 (0.78%) Graphite
15 10 (0.46%) Webmin
16 9 (0.41%) Icinga
17 8 (0.36%) Netcool
17 8 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 472 (21.52%) Oracle
2 122 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 115 (5.24%) Red Hat
4 86 (3.92%) Zend
5 85 (3.88%) VMware
6 63 (2.87%) Google
7 39 (1.78%) IBM
8 35 (1.60%) SAP
8 35 (1.60%) Splunk
8 35 (1.60%) Tableau
9 33 (1.50%) Atlassian
10 32 (1.46%) SaltStack
11 27 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.14%) Adobe
12 25 (1.14%) Rackspace
13 24 (1.09%) HP
14 17 (0.78%) Cisco
14 17 (0.78%) Percona
15 14 (0.64%) Dynatrace
16 13 (0.59%) Talend
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: €70 - €75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + + Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
KPRS
Rate: £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago