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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
MySQL
UK
Rank 102 110 104
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1016 1096 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.07% 2.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.86% 9.34% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 758 678
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 4
Median hourly rate £42.75 £47.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.04% +63.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £19.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £51.80 £60.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £54.25
% change year-on-year +6.87% -26.26%  

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 10302 11737 11801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.14% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6968 7866 7527
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 190 155
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +5 956 £400 - 723
London -7 467 £425 -5.55% 252
South East -7 117 £375 +4.16% 118
North West +32 100 £388 +19.23% 86
Yorkshire +8 75 £358 -4.66% 73
West Midlands +50 74 £375 +41.50% 47
West Yorkshire +16 57 £365 -8.75% 51
City of London -15 52 £425 -4.22% 71
Leeds +9 49 £375 -6.25% 32
Manchester +18 45 £350 -3.44% 54
East of England -11 41 £421 +5.25% 41
Scotland +38 32 £355 -2.06% 19
Oxfordshire +5 32 £325 -7.14% 17
East Midlands -10 31 £350 +3.70% 39
South West -37 31 £325 -4.41% 49
Cheshire +34 28 £400 -14.20% 16
Hampshire +4 28 £425 +18.05% 31
Edinburgh +33 22 £355 -2.06% 10
South Wales +31 19 £425 +70.00% 8
Wales +26 19 £425 +70.00% 9
Surrey 0 18 £400 +3.22% 22
Essex -6 18 £447 +11.75% 8
Cardiff +34 16 £425 +112.50% 5
Oxford +3 16 £375 - 7
Birmingham +2 16 £463 +42.30% 15
Herefordshire - 15 £300 -
Liverpool +7 14 £388 +33.39% 2
Merseyside +2 14 £388 +33.62% 3
Berkshire +11 13 £400 +14.28% 19
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £383 +11.27% 9

MySQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 822 (38.92%) Linux
2 799 (37.83%) HTML
3 789 (37.36%) JavaScript
4 760 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
5 737 (34.90%) PHP
6 700 (33.14%) CSS
7 655 (31.01%) Java
8 594 (28.13%) Git (software)
9 553 (26.18%) SQL
10 458 (21.69%) PostgreSQL
11 430 (20.36%) Python
12 424 (20.08%) Oracle
13 381 (18.04%) Jenkins
14 379 (17.95%) MongoDB
15 355 (16.81%) SQL Server
16 343 (16.24%) Web Services
17 336 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
17 336 (15.91%) DevOps
18 333 (15.77%) Apache
19 325 (15.39%) Scrum
20 323 (15.29%) TDD
21 305 (14.44%) REST
22 303 (14.35%) HTML5
23 302 (14.30%) NoSQL
24 295 (13.97%) Ruby
25 294 (13.92%) LAMP
26 282 (13.35%) jQuery
27 276 (13.07%) Puppet
28 272 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
29 247 (11.70%) AngularJS

MySQL
Top Related 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
1 333 (15.77%) Apache
2 170 (8.05%) Tomcat
3 127 (6.01%) Drupal
4 122 (5.78%) Elasticsearch
5 119 (5.63%) nginx
6 100 (4.73%) CMS
7 80 (3.79%) WordPress
8 69 (3.27%) Confluence
9 65 (3.08%) JBoss
10 56 (2.65%) OpenStack
11 53 (2.51%) WebSphere
12 42 (1.99%) Apache Spark
13 38 (1.80%) Apache Solr
14 36 (1.70%) IIS
14 36 (1.70%) WebLogic
15 29 (1.37%) Jetty
16 26 (1.23%) Mule ESB
17 20 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 18 (0.85%) Moodle
19 15 (0.71%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 74 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.43%) MS Office
5 6 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) HipChat
8 1 (0.047%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (2.70%) Magento
2 10 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.14%) assyst
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.14%) RMDS
7 2 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.095%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.047%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.047%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.047%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 336 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.89%) GitHub
4 43 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (1.89%) SaaS
6 35 (1.66%) Amazon S3
7 28 (1.33%) IaaS
8 26 (1.23%) Google Analytics
9 25 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (1.04%) PaaS
12 20 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.95%) Slack
13 15 (0.71%) Route 53
14 14 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 13 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
18 9 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
19 8 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.72%) HTTP
2 120 (5.68%) TCP/IP
3 88 (4.17%) SSL
4 62 (2.94%) Firewall
5 58 (2.75%) DNS
6 53 (2.51%) LDAP
7 45 (2.13%) SAN
8 44 (2.08%) Internet
9 35 (1.66%) VPN
10 22 (1.04%) LAN
10 22 (1.04%) Network Security
10 22 (1.04%) WAN
11 19 (0.90%) HTTPS
11 19 (0.90%) Intranet
12 18 (0.85%) Kerberos
13 17 (0.80%) DHCP
13 17 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
14 15 (0.71%) AMQP
15 14 (0.66%) SSH
16 13 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (21.69%) PostgreSQL
2 379 (17.95%) MongoDB
3 355 (16.81%) SQL Server
4 302 (14.30%) NoSQL
5 196 (9.28%) Relational Database
6 149 (7.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 89 (4.21%) Big Data
8 84 (3.98%) Hadoop
9 78 (3.69%) Redis
10 75 (3.55%) Oracle Database
11 74 (3.50%) MariaDB
12 71 (3.36%) RDBMS
13 60 (2.84%) HBase
14 58 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (1.80%) Apache Hive
16 32 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
17 29 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 29 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (1.23%) CouchDB
18 26 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 594 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 381 (18.04%) Jenkins
3 149 (7.05%) Subversion
4 139 (6.58%) JIRA
5 104 (4.92%) JUnit
6 88 (4.17%) Maven
7 54 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 53 (2.51%) Vagrant
9 52 (2.46%) Eclipse
10 49 (2.32%) Selenium
11 46 (2.18%) Mercurial
12 43 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 41 (1.94%) Mockito
14 38 (1.80%) Jasmine
15 34 (1.61%) Bitbucket
16 32 (1.52%) GitLab
17 31 (1.47%) Ant
18 25 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
19 24 (1.14%) Grunt
19 24 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 182 (8.62%) Finance
2 67 (3.17%) Marketing
3 58 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.23%) Banking
5 39 (1.85%) Retail
6 34 (1.61%) Publishing
7 25 (1.18%) Games
8 23 (1.09%) Advertising
9 19 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.57%) Legal
12 10 (0.47%) Electronics
13 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.33%) Front Office
14 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.28%) Billing
14 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.14%) Back Office
15 3 (0.14%) Local Government
16 2 (0.095%) Law
Job Titles
1 1249 (59.14%) Developer
2 358 (16.95%) PHP Developer
3 302 (14.30%) Java Developer
4 156 (7.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 125 (5.92%) Senior Developer
6 124 (5.87%) DBA
7 117 (5.54%) Architect
8 116 (5.49%) MySQL Developer
9 98 (4.64%) Administrator
10 88 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
11 87 (4.12%) Web Developer
12 76 (3.60%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 73 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
14 71 (3.36%) JavaScript Developer
15 59 (2.79%) MySQL DBA
16 58 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 55 (2.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 54 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
19 53 (2.51%) Software Engineer
20 52 (2.46%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 799 (37.83%) HTML
2 700 (33.14%) CSS
3 343 (16.24%) Web Services
4 305 (14.44%) REST
5 303 (14.35%) HTML5
6 294 (13.92%) LAMP
7 282 (13.35%) jQuery
8 247 (11.70%) AngularJS
9 241 (11.41%) Spring
10 216 (10.23%) XML
11 213 (10.09%) JSON
12 200 (9.47%) Node.js
13 197 (9.33%) RESTful
14 192 (9.09%) CSS3
15 140 (6.63%) SOAP
16 126 (5.97%) Ajax
17 124 (5.87%) Symfony
18 122 (5.78%) .NET
19 117 (5.54%) Laravel
20 106 (5.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.88%) User Experience
2 86 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 58 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 58 (2.75%) Replication
5 43 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 37 (1.75%) Clustering
7 31 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
8 24 (1.14%) Fintech
9 22 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 20 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 15 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.62%) STB
12 13 (0.62%) W3C
13 10 (0.47%) CMDB
13 10 (0.47%) Life Science
13 10 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 822 (38.92%) Linux
2 188 (8.90%) Unix
3 186 (8.81%) Windows
4 129 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 97 (4.59%) CentOS
6 67 (3.17%) Ubuntu
7 47 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (2.08%) Windows Server
9 42 (1.99%) Android
10 40 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.52%) Solaris
12 21 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.85%) Debian
15 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.57%) CoreOS
16 12 (0.57%) HPUX
17 11 (0.52%) AIX
18 7 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (15.91%) DevOps
3 325 (15.39%) Scrum
4 323 (15.29%) TDD
5 272 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
6 246 (11.65%) MVC
7 233 (11.03%) Open Source
8 228 (10.80%) Web Development
9 221 (10.46%) Configuration Management
10 178 (8.43%) Microservices
11 174 (8.24%) E-Commerce
12 172 (8.14%) Software Engineering
13 160 (7.58%) OO
14 141 (6.68%) Kanban
15 127 (6.01%) BDD
16 103 (4.88%) Mentoring
17 102 (4.83%) OOP
18 100 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
18 100 (4.73%) Front End Development
19 88 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 789 (37.36%) JavaScript
2 737 (34.90%) PHP
3 655 (31.01%) Java
4 553 (26.18%) SQL
5 430 (20.36%) Python
6 295 (13.97%) Ruby
7 173 (8.19%) Perl
8 156 (7.39%) Bash Shell
9 126 (5.97%) Scala
10 118 (5.59%) C#
11 51 (2.41%) C++
12 50 (2.37%) Go
13 49 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.18%) Shell Script
15 42 (1.99%) Groovy
15 42 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 27 (1.28%) C
18 21 (0.99%) PHP 5
19 19 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 123 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 87 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 80 (3.79%) Degree
4 20 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.52%) RHCE
7 9 (0.43%) MCDBA
7 9 (0.43%) MCITP
8 7 (0.33%) CCNA
8 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.28%) CCNP
10 5 (0.24%) MCSA
10 5 (0.24%) MCSE
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.19%) RHCA
11 4 (0.19%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.14%) CISSP
12 3 (0.14%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.23%) QA
2 18 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.28%) SLA
6 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) SDET
7 1 (0.047%) COBIT
7 1 (0.047%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.047%) PMO
7 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (8.52%) Docker
2 91 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 38 (1.80%) HDFS
5 24 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.09%) Xen
7 22 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (0.85%) NFS
9 16 (0.76%) LXC
10 14 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.62%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.47%) Postfix
13 9 (0.43%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.43%) Varnish
14 7 (0.33%) KVM
14 7 (0.33%) Shibboleth
14 7 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 276 (13.07%) Puppet
2 222 (10.51%) Ansible
3 184 (8.71%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (3.79%) Nagios
5 74 (3.50%) Salt
6 52 (2.46%) HAProxy
7 50 (2.37%) Kibana
7 50 (2.37%) logstash
8 43 (2.04%) Terraform
9 29 (1.37%) Kubernetes
10 28 (1.33%) Hadoop YARN
11 22 (1.04%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.71%) Galera Cluster
13 14 (0.66%) Grafana
14 13 (0.62%) Mesos
15 12 (0.57%) Zenoss
16 11 (0.52%) StatsD
17 10 (0.47%) Cobbler
17 10 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
18 9 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 424 (20.08%) Oracle
2 162 (7.67%) Microsoft
3 155 (7.34%) Red Hat
4 142 (6.72%) VMware
5 105 (4.97%) Zend
6 77 (3.65%) Google
7 53 (2.51%) IBM
8 43 (2.04%) Rackspace
9 39 (1.85%) SAP
10 38 (1.80%) Tableau
11 37 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.52%) Adobe
13 31 (1.47%) Cisco
14 25 (1.18%) hybris
15 23 (1.09%) SaltStack
15 23 (1.09%) Splunk
16 22 (1.04%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.04%) HP
16 22 (1.04%) Sybase
17 21 (0.99%) Talend
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day PHP, Symfony, Support Developer, MySQL
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 12 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 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
Camberley, Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £475 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-£400
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday