Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 96 98
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -18
Contract jobs citing MySQL 2400 2495 2481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 2.38% 2.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.53% 10.55% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1799 1707 1772
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £244
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 40
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.28% +17.05%
10th Percentile £26.08 £12.45 £14.86
90th Percentile £49.75 £61.25 £43.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +40.74% -3.57% +58.01%

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 22785 23660 26437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15575 15682 17425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 368 408
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +31.32%

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MySQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor 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 21 November 2017. 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 -8 2285 £425 +3.03% 630
London -13 1190 £500 +11.11% 209
UK excluding London +6 1167 £375 - 434
South East +7 371 £400 +6.67% 119
North of England +21 342 £388 +3.33% 116
North West +32 184 £375 - 66
Midlands +38 175 £350 -12.50% 94
Yorkshire +13 140 £400 +6.67% 45
East of England +2 110 £425 +6.25% 39
West Midlands +30 101 £375 -3.23% 51
South West -34 88 £353 -2.69% 51
East Midlands +25 74 £350 -12.50% 42
Scotland +20 68 £375 +1.69% 9
North East +24 25 £425 - 5
Wales +6 16 £369 -4.84% 5
Northern Ireland -45 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1077 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 894 (37.25%) Linux
3 857 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 790 (32.92%) Java
5 773 (32.21%) HTML
6 768 (32.00%) PHP
7 722 (30.08%) CSS
8 721 (30.04%) Git (software)
9 619 (25.79%) Amazon AWS
10 598 (24.92%) SQL
11 592 (24.67%) PostgreSQL
12 580 (24.17%) TDD
13 528 (22.00%) Python
14 505 (21.04%) DevOps
15 498 (20.75%) Oracle
16 436 (18.17%) NoSQL
17 430 (17.92%) Jenkins
18 429 (17.88%) MongoDB
19 408 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
20 397 (16.54%) SQL Server
21 383 (15.96%) Puppet
22 349 (14.54%) Docker
23 347 (14.46%) Scrum
24 336 (14.00%) Microservices
25 317 (13.21%) Ansible
26 307 (12.79%) Web Services
27 304 (12.67%) Finance
28 303 (12.63%) Relational Database
29 300 (12.50%) OO
30 298 (12.42%) Spring

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
1 252 (10.50%) Apache
2 248 (10.33%) Tomcat
3 162 (6.75%) Drupal
4 138 (5.75%) Confluence
5 137 (5.71%) OpenStack
6 128 (5.33%) WebLogic
7 118 (4.92%) nginx
8 109 (4.54%) WordPress
9 103 (4.29%) WebSphere
10 97 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
11 79 (3.29%) CMS
12 67 (2.79%) JBoss
13 51 (2.13%) Apache Spark
14 42 (1.75%) Apache Solr
15 40 (1.67%) IIS
16 38 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
17 26 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 19 (0.79%) SharePoint
19 16 (0.67%) WildFly
20 15 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 17 (0.71%) HipChat
4 12 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.083%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.042%) SPSS
9 1 (0.042%) Stata
Business Applications
1 93 (3.88%) Magento
2 14 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.083%) Actimize
4 2 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.083%) Primavera
4 2 (0.083%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.042%) CiviCRM
5 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.042%) Odoo
5 1 (0.042%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.042%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.042%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.042%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.042%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 619 (25.79%) Amazon AWS
2 213 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (4.46%) GitHub
4 61 (2.54%) Slack
5 60 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 58 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
7 55 (2.29%) Amazon S3
7 55 (2.29%) SaaS
8 39 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (1.38%) Serverless
11 31 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
12 29 (1.21%) PaaS
13 27 (1.13%) IaaS
13 27 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 26 (1.08%) Route 53
15 19 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
15 19 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (0.75%) G Suite
17 14 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 132 (5.50%) HTTP
2 100 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 75 (3.13%) SSL
4 68 (2.83%) Internet
5 65 (2.71%) Firewall
6 60 (2.50%) DNS
7 43 (1.79%) LDAP
8 35 (1.46%) VPN
9 18 (0.75%) Intranet
9 18 (0.75%) SAN
10 14 (0.58%) DHCP
11 13 (0.54%) SSH
12 12 (0.50%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.46%) DSL
13 11 (0.46%) Network Security
14 10 (0.42%) ICMP
14 10 (0.42%) SNMP
15 9 (0.38%) LAN
15 9 (0.38%) SMTP
15 9 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (24.67%) PostgreSQL
2 436 (18.17%) NoSQL
3 429 (17.88%) MongoDB
4 397 (16.54%) SQL Server
5 303 (12.63%) Relational Database
6 168 (7.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 141 (5.88%) RDBMS
8 112 (4.67%) Redis
9 101 (4.21%) Hadoop
10 80 (3.33%) Big Data
11 67 (2.79%) Oracle Database
12 66 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 64 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
14 60 (2.50%) DB2
15 46 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
16 45 (1.88%) MariaDB
17 31 (1.29%) Data Mining
18 28 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 28 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 26 (1.08%) HBase
Development Applications
1 721 (30.04%) Git (software)
2 430 (17.92%) Jenkins
3 241 (10.04%) JIRA
4 136 (5.67%) Maven
5 129 (5.38%) Subversion
6 127 (5.29%) JUnit
7 105 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 89 (3.71%) NUnit
9 87 (3.63%) MSTest
10 83 (3.46%) Selenium
11 73 (3.04%) Bitbucket
12 61 (2.54%) Mockito
13 53 (2.21%) Artifactory
14 51 (2.13%) Vagrant
15 50 (2.08%) GitLab
16 43 (1.79%) TeamCity
17 39 (1.63%) Eclipse
17 39 (1.63%) gulp
18 37 (1.54%) Jasmine
19 36 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 304 (12.67%) Finance
2 103 (4.29%) Marketing
3 86 (3.58%) Retail
4 77 (3.21%) Banking
5 54 (2.25%) Games
6 49 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.50%) Publishing
7 36 (1.50%) Retail Banking
8 32 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.21%) Electronics
10 21 (0.88%) Advertising
11 12 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.42%) Legal
14 8 (0.33%) French Language
14 8 (0.33%) Front Office
15 6 (0.25%) Back Office
16 5 (0.21%) Digital Economy
16 5 (0.21%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1467 (61.13%) Developer
2 401 (16.71%) Java Developer
3 364 (15.17%) PHP Developer
4 272 (11.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 179 (7.46%) Senior Developer
6 110 (4.58%) Drupal Developer
7 107 (4.46%) MySQL Developer
8 101 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 96 (4.00%) DBA
10 94 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
11 93 (3.88%) Python Developer
12 92 (3.83%) JavaScript Developer
13 90 (3.75%) Administrator
14 82 (3.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 78 (3.25%) Architect
16 75 (3.13%) Magento Developer
17 73 (3.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 71 (2.96%) AWS Engineer
19 70 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 68 (2.83%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 773 (32.21%) HTML
2 722 (30.08%) CSS
3 307 (12.79%) Web Services
4 298 (12.42%) Spring
5 294 (12.25%) REST
6 291 (12.13%) jQuery
7 275 (11.46%) Node.js
8 268 (11.17%) RESTful
9 258 (10.75%) HTML5
10 257 (10.71%) AngularJS
11 231 (9.63%) LAMP
12 203 (8.46%) CSS3
13 192 (8.00%) Hibernate
14 166 (6.92%) JSON
15 165 (6.88%) XML
16 140 (5.83%) Laravel
17 139 (5.79%) React
18 137 (5.71%) Symfony
19 132 (5.50%) SOAP
20 131 (5.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 107 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
3 90 (3.75%) User Experience
4 73 (3.04%) Computer Science
5 62 (2.58%) Clustering
6 60 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 46 (1.92%) Replication
8 40 (1.67%) Fintech
9 38 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 36 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 24 (1.00%) Data Centre
12 24 (1.00%) Online Games
13 21 (0.88%) Derivative
13 21 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 20 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.79%) Device Driver
15 19 (0.79%) STB
16 15 (0.63%) iPad
17 12 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 894 (37.25%) Linux
2 275 (11.46%) Unix
3 204 (8.50%) Windows
4 133 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 104 (4.33%) Ubuntu
6 89 (3.71%) CentOS
7 43 (1.79%) Mac OS X
8 41 (1.71%) Solaris
9 38 (1.58%) Windows Server
10 37 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.33%) Android
12 21 (0.88%) Debian
13 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.71%) HPUX
15 16 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.38%) CoreOS
18 8 (0.33%) AIX
19 7 (0.29%) SUSE
20 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1077 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (24.17%) TDD
3 505 (21.04%) DevOps
4 408 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
5 347 (14.46%) Scrum
6 336 (14.00%) Microservices
7 300 (12.50%) OO
8 280 (11.67%) Open Source
9 250 (10.42%) BDD
10 245 (10.21%) Configuration Management
11 228 (9.50%) Test Automation
12 213 (8.88%) Web Development
13 208 (8.67%) MVC
14 206 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 197 (8.21%) Software Engineering
16 155 (6.46%) Kanban
17 153 (6.38%) Mentoring
18 135 (5.63%) E-Commerce
19 108 (4.50%) Migration
20 104 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 857 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 790 (32.92%) Java
3 768 (32.00%) PHP
4 598 (24.92%) SQL
5 528 (22.00%) Python
6 185 (7.71%) Ruby
7 175 (7.29%) Bash Shell
8 158 (6.58%) Scala
9 129 (5.38%) C#
10 88 (3.67%) Go
11 85 (3.54%) Perl
12 82 (3.42%) Shell Script
13 51 (2.13%) C++
14 46 (1.92%) R
15 44 (1.83%) Groovy
16 40 (1.67%) T-SQL
17 39 (1.63%) PowerShell
18 36 (1.50%) C
19 32 (1.33%) PHP 5
20 29 (1.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 131 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 118 (4.92%) Degree
4 33 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.67%) MySQL Certification
7 12 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 9 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.33%) CISSP
11 6 (0.25%) CCNA
11 6 (0.25%) CISM
12 5 (0.21%) CCNP
12 5 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.13%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.13%) SAS Certification
13 3 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (3.67%) QA
2 15 (0.63%) GCP
3 11 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.33%) SLA
5 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.25%) GDPR
7 4 (0.17%) WCAG
8 2 (0.083%) SEPA
8 2 (0.083%) WAI
9 1 (0.042%) COBIT
9 1 (0.042%) HL7
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.042%) MiFID
9 1 (0.042%) PMO
System Software
1 349 (14.54%) Docker
2 50 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.96%) vCloud
5 20 (0.83%) Xen
6 17 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.58%) HDFS
7 14 (0.58%) NFS
8 10 (0.42%) KVM
9 9 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.33%) iptables
10 8 (0.33%) vSphere
11 7 (0.29%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.25%) LXC
12 6 (0.25%) Varnish
12 6 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.21%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 383 (15.96%) Puppet
2 317 (13.21%) Ansible
3 279 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
4 140 (5.83%) Kubernetes
5 102 (4.25%) Terraform
6 77 (3.21%) Nagios
7 64 (2.67%) Grafana
8 46 (1.92%) logstash
9 39 (1.63%) Galera Cluster
10 32 (1.33%) Kibana
11 30 (1.25%) Salt
12 28 (1.17%) HAProxy
13 26 (1.08%) Prometheus
14 25 (1.04%) Icinga
14 25 (1.04%) Rancher
15 21 (0.88%) Graphite
16 20 (0.83%) StatsD
17 19 (0.79%) ZABBIX
18 18 (0.75%) Mesos
18 18 (0.75%) Packer
Vendors
1 498 (20.75%) Oracle
2 113 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 107 (4.46%) Red Hat
4 80 (3.33%) VMware
5 78 (3.25%) Google
6 75 (3.13%) Zend
7 52 (2.17%) SaltStack
8 47 (1.96%) Splunk
9 43 (1.79%) SAP
10 39 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.46%) Atlassian
12 34 (1.42%) IBM
13 28 (1.17%) Sybase
14 26 (1.08%) Cloudera
15 25 (1.04%) Tableau
16 24 (1.00%) Cisco
17 23 (0.96%) Rackspace
18 21 (0.88%) New Relic
19 20 (0.83%) HP
20 18 (0.75%) hybris