Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 175 129 117
Rank change year-on-year -46 -12 -12
Contract jobs citing MySQL 821 1,005 2,010
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.94% 2.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.02% 9.13% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 700 1,344
10th Percentile £298 £313 £300
25th Percentile £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £550 £563 £550
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 13
10th Percentile " £22.40 £18.85
25th Percentile £19.00 £24.13 £24.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -18.52% -22.86% +28.87%
75th Percentile £31.94 £46.50 £46.67
90th Percentile £68.00 £58.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year -54.80% - +76.96%

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 11,703 11,004 20,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.01% 21.20% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,002 7,538 14,537
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £597 £580 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -2.53% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 168 242
10th Percentile £11.71 £13.67 £13.72
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.70 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.29% -17.67% -
75th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £47.55
90th Percentile £60.10 £59.95 £58.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.15 £22.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.23% -24.93% -1.64%

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 10 May 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 10 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 17 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 10 May 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 -40 649 £463 -2.63% 863
UK excluding London -2 376 £425 - 703
Work from Home -81 306 £474 +11.47% 249
London -91 286 £500 - 203
North of England +12 104 £375 -8.81% 234
Midlands +53 73 £392 -2.13% 158
North West -3 72 £356 -12.10% 131
South East +18 62 £406 -9.72% 129
East of England +1 58 £455 +1.68% 46
West Midlands +26 49 £420 +5.00% 103
Scotland -7 39 £450 -5.26% 30
South West +35 34 £450 +10.77% 92
East Midlands +28 24 £330 -25.84% 55
Yorkshire +7 21 £400 -15.79% 76
North East +27 11 £458 +22.00% 27
Wales -23 5 £475 +5.56% 13
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 305 (37.15%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (36.05%) JavaScript
3 289 (35.20%) SQL
4 248 (30.21%) Oracle
4 248 (30.21%) AWS
5 229 (27.89%) Java
6 218 (26.55%) Linux
7 199 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 197 (24.00%) Python
9 196 (23.87%) PHP
10 190 (23.14%) HTML
11 181 (22.05%) PostgreSQL
12 175 (21.32%) SQL Server
13 171 (20.83%) CSS
14 166 (20.22%) Azure
15 155 (18.88%) Docker
16 153 (18.64%) Social Skills
17 136 (16.57%) DevOps
17 136 (16.57%) Microservices
18 134 (16.32%) MongoDB
19 128 (15.59%) Node.js
20 125 (15.23%) Relational Database
21 118 (14.37%) Jenkins
22 115 (14.01%) Kubernetes
23 112 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
24 107 (13.03%) TDD
25 105 (12.79%) Microsoft
25 105 (12.79%) NoSQL
26 103 (12.55%) React
27 101 (12.30%) 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 85 (10.35%) Apache
2 59 (7.19%) Confluence
3 40 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (4.75%) JBoss
5 37 (4.51%) Tomcat
6 27 (3.29%) Drupal
7 25 (3.05%) Apache Spark
8 21 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 20 (2.44%) nginx
9 20 (2.44%) Red Hat Fuse
10 16 (1.95%) CMS
11 15 (1.83%) WordPress
12 14 (1.71%) Mule
13 13 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (1.46%) IBM Domino
15 11 (1.34%) IIS
16 10 (1.22%) SAS
16 10 (1.22%) WebLogic
17 9 (1.10%) Apache Solr
17 9 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (2.92%) Spreadsheet
2 21 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.37%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.37%) Figma
4 3 (0.37%) Sketch
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 36 (4.38%) Magento
2 14 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 12 (1.46%) Shopify
4 10 (1.22%) SAP FI-CA
4 10 (1.22%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.24%) CiviCRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.12%) FastStats
7 1 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 248 (30.21%) AWS
2 166 (20.22%) Azure
3 70 (8.53%) GCP
4 68 (8.28%) Serverless
5 53 (6.46%) AWS Lambda
6 52 (6.33%) Amazon S3
7 29 (3.53%) GitHub
7 29 (3.53%) Power Platform
8 26 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
12 15 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (1.83%) OpenShift
13 14 (1.71%) SaaS
14 13 (1.58%) PaaS
15 12 (1.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 11 (1.34%) IaaS
16 11 (1.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.65%) Firewall
2 28 (3.41%) DNS
3 27 (3.29%) HTTP
4 18 (2.19%) DHCP
5 14 (1.71%) SSH
6 12 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.34%) SSL
7 11 (1.34%) VPN
8 10 (1.22%) Skype
9 8 (0.97%) FTP
10 7 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.73%) CTI
11 6 (0.73%) Internet
11 6 (0.73%) Softphone
11 6 (0.73%) WAN
12 5 (0.61%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.61%) MPLS
12 5 (0.61%) SAN
12 5 (0.61%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (22.05%) PostgreSQL
2 175 (21.32%) SQL Server
3 134 (16.32%) MongoDB
4 125 (15.23%) Relational Database
5 105 (12.79%) NoSQL
6 64 (7.80%) Hadoop
7 53 (6.46%) Redis
8 49 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (5.72%) Oracle Database
10 44 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 35 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
12 34 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (4.14%) Apache Hive
13 33 (4.02%) Big Data
14 31 (3.78%) MariaDB
15 30 (3.65%) Pentaho
16 29 (3.53%) Amazon Aurora
16 29 (3.53%) Power BI
17 25 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 23 (2.80%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 199 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 118 (14.37%) Jenkins
3 98 (11.94%) JIRA
4 46 (5.60%) Maven
5 32 (3.90%) Subversion
6 31 (3.78%) GitLab
7 27 (3.29%) Bitbucket
8 24 (2.92%) JUnit
9 22 (2.68%) Gradle
10 19 (2.31%) Hudson
10 19 (2.31%) SoapUI
11 16 (1.95%) SonarQube
11 16 (1.95%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.83%) Postman
13 14 (1.71%) CircleCI
13 14 (1.71%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.71%) jMock
13 14 (1.71%) Selenium
13 14 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 153 (18.64%) Social Skills
2 69 (8.40%) Finance
3 59 (7.19%) Public Sector
4 54 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (4.87%) Retail
6 31 (3.78%) Banking
7 18 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.07%) Marketing
9 15 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (1.22%) Advertising
10 10 (1.22%) Games
11 7 (0.85%) Law
11 7 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (0.73%) Front Office
12 6 (0.73%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.61%) Back Office
13 5 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (0.49%) French Language
14 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 437 (53.23%) Developer
2 98 (11.94%) PHP Developer
3 73 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 71 (8.65%) Java Developer
5 64 (7.80%) Full Stack Developer
6 55 (6.70%) Architect
7 46 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (4.02%) React Developer
9 32 (3.90%) Analyst
10 30 (3.65%) DBA
10 30 (3.65%) Software Engineer
11 26 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
11 26 (3.17%) Data Engineer
11 26 (3.17%) Node.js Developer
12 25 (3.05%) Consultant
12 25 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (2.92%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 22 (2.68%) Python Developer
15 20 (2.44%) MySQL Developer
15 20 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (23.14%) HTML
2 171 (20.83%) CSS
3 128 (15.59%) Node.js
4 103 (12.55%) React
5 101 (12.30%) REST
6 95 (11.57%) Spring
7 86 (10.48%) Web Services
8 84 (10.23%) .NET
9 80 (9.74%) XML
10 77 (9.38%) Laravel
11 63 (7.67%) AngularJS
12 60 (7.31%) JSON
13 59 (7.19%) HTML5
14 50 (6.09%) LAMP
15 48 (5.85%) RESTful
16 43 (5.24%) Spring Boot
17 42 (5.12%) Middleware
18 40 (4.87%) jQuery
19 39 (4.75%) SOAP
20 37 (4.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.99%) User Experience
2 24 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 16 (1.95%) Clustering
6 16 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (1.83%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.71%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.46%) Replication
10 11 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.10%) PKI
13 8 (0.97%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.85%) iPad
14 7 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.73%) IVR
16 5 (0.61%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 218 (26.55%) Linux
2 96 (11.69%) Windows
3 88 (10.72%) Unix
4 24 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 21 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 19 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.19%) CentOS
8 17 (2.07%) Android
9 9 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.85%) Debian
12 5 (0.61%) AIX
12 5 (0.61%) Alpine Linux
12 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (37.15%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (16.57%) DevOps
2 136 (16.57%) Microservices
3 112 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 107 (13.03%) TDD
5 82 (9.99%) Software Engineering
6 80 (9.74%) Scrum
7 69 (8.40%) ETL
7 69 (8.40%) OO
8 64 (7.80%) E-Commerce
8 64 (7.80%) Migration
9 62 (7.55%) Test Automation
10 61 (7.43%) Analytics
11 56 (6.82%) SDLC
12 54 (6.58%) MVC
13 53 (6.46%) BDD
14 52 (6.33%) Open Source
15 49 (5.97%) Web Development
16 48 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (5.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (36.05%) JavaScript
2 289 (35.20%) SQL
3 229 (27.89%) Java
4 197 (24.00%) Python
5 196 (23.87%) PHP
6 71 (8.65%) C#
7 51 (6.21%) Bash Shell
8 41 (4.99%) Go
8 41 (4.99%) PL/SQL
9 40 (4.87%) TypeScript
10 37 (4.51%) Perl
11 36 (4.38%) Ruby
12 32 (3.90%) C++
13 31 (3.78%) PowerShell
14 28 (3.41%) Java 8
15 25 (3.05%) R
16 24 (2.92%) Shell Script
17 22 (2.68%) ES6
18 21 (2.56%) Scala
19 19 (2.31%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 23 (2.80%) Degree
4 12 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.22%) OCPJP
5 10 (1.22%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.10%) ISEB
7 7 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.24%) CCIE
11 2 (0.24%) CCNA
11 2 (0.24%) CCNP
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.36%) QA
2 9 (1.10%) GDPR
3 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.49%) COBIT
4 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.49%) SLA
5 3 (0.37%) GRC
5 3 (0.37%) NCSC
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 155 (18.88%) Docker
2 30 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.17%) HDFS
4 24 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.85%) Postfix
6 7 (0.85%) qmail
6 7 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.49%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.49%) OpenDJ
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.49%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.24%) KVM
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) Ceph
9 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 115 (14.01%) Kubernetes
2 69 (8.40%) Terraform
3 65 (7.92%) Ansible
4 21 (2.56%) Puppet
5 15 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.10%) Grafana
6 9 (1.10%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.85%) Nagios
8 7 (0.85%) SCCM
9 5 (0.61%) Istio
9 5 (0.61%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.49%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.49%) Salt
11 3 (0.37%) Control-M
11 3 (0.37%) Packer
11 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 248 (30.21%) Oracle
2 105 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.87%) Google
4 33 (4.02%) Red Hat
5 31 (3.78%) VMware
6 29 (3.53%) SAP
7 26 (3.17%) Cloudera
8 25 (3.05%) IBM
8 25 (3.05%) Sybase
9 18 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (2.07%) Zend
11 15 (1.83%) Cisco
12 14 (1.71%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.46%) Dynatrace
13 12 (1.46%) Teradata
13 12 (1.46%) Xerox
14 11 (1.34%) New Relic
15 10 (1.22%) Informatica
15 10 (1.22%) Murex
15 10 (1.22%) Sun