Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 112 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing MySQL 856 2,070 2,550
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.20% 2.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.61% 9.92% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 1,471 1,899
Median daily rate £475 £455 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +4.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £294
90th Percentile £713 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.33% -25.43%
10th Percentile £29.40 £22.93 £17.45
90th Percentile £37.28 £45.94 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +103.08% - -29.35%

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 8,908 20,862 23,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.72% 22.19% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,834 14,304 16,387
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 264 233
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +8.06%
10th Percentile £15.98 £14.91 £13.86
90th Percentile £53.30 £60.00 £55.80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +5.47%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 -3 765 £480 +4.35% 417
London +16 432 £525 +5.00% 86
UK excluding London -14 385 £450 +5.88% 363
North of England +17 126 £425 +6.25% 118
North West +39 92 £425 +6.25% 57
East of England +10 84 £475 +7.95% 30
Work from Home -20 83 £433 +0.29% 69
South East +6 58 £475 +5.56% 61
Wales +52 33 £400 +6.67% 19
South West +10 30 £475 +23.38% 59
Scotland -12 30 £513 +10.81% 12
Midlands -4 26 £400 +3.90% 64
Yorkshire +5 21 £463 +15.63% 49
West Midlands +12 18 £400 +14.29% 38
North East +17 13 £300 -33.33% 12
East Midlands +26 8 £406 +0.31% 26

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 350 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (40.42%) Java
3 334 (39.02%) AWS
4 291 (34.00%) SQL Server
5 282 (32.94%) JavaScript
6 264 (30.84%) SQL
7 263 (30.72%) Docker
8 261 (30.49%) Linux
9 254 (29.67%) Microservices
10 241 (28.15%) Oracle
11 240 (28.04%) Python
12 222 (25.93%) Azure
13 208 (24.30%) PostgreSQL
14 197 (23.01%) DevOps
15 189 (22.08%) Scrum
16 176 (20.56%) PHP
17 173 (20.21%) Web Services
18 166 (19.39%) HTML
19 165 (19.28%) Git (software)
20 164 (19.16%) Kubernetes
21 147 (17.17%) Finance
22 144 (16.82%) AngularJS
23 136 (15.89%) CSS
24 133 (15.54%) MongoDB
25 130 (15.19%) Relational Database
26 126 (14.72%) Spring
27 123 (14.37%) Jenkins
28 122 (14.25%) JIRA
29 121 (14.14%) Software Engineering
30 114 (13.32%) Apache

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
1 114 (13.32%) Apache
2 106 (12.38%) Elasticsearch
3 75 (8.76%) Confluence
4 54 (6.31%) Tomcat
5 29 (3.39%) nginx
6 25 (2.92%) SharePoint
7 18 (2.10%) JBoss
7 18 (2.10%) WordPress
8 14 (1.64%) Drupal
9 13 (1.52%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.52%) IIS
9 13 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.05%) Mule
11 9 (1.05%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.82%) CMS
13 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Fuse
14 5 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 20 (2.34%) Magento
2 15 (1.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.23%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 334 (39.02%) AWS
2 222 (25.93%) Azure
3 112 (13.08%) GCP
4 76 (8.88%) Serverless
5 70 (8.18%) AWS Lambda
6 56 (6.54%) Amazon ECS
7 47 (5.49%) GitHub
8 35 (4.09%) Apigee
9 25 (2.92%) IaaS
10 21 (2.45%) PaaS
11 20 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (2.34%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.99%) Power Platform
13 16 (1.87%) Datadog
14 15 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (1.52%) OpenShift
16 12 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (1.40%) SaaS
17 11 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (1.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.97%) DNS
2 23 (2.69%) DHCP
3 21 (2.45%) HTTP
4 20 (2.34%) Firewall
5 14 (1.64%) SSH
6 13 (1.52%) SSL
7 11 (1.29%) Internet
8 10 (1.17%) SNMP
8 10 (1.17%) Wireless
9 9 (1.05%) Skype
9 9 (1.05%) VPN
10 8 (0.93%) AMQP
11 7 (0.82%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.70%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.70%) WAN
13 5 (0.58%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.47%) 3G
14 4 (0.47%) DOCSIS
14 4 (0.47%) MPLS
14 4 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 208 (24.30%) PostgreSQL
3 133 (15.54%) MongoDB
4 130 (15.19%) Relational Database
5 98 (11.45%) NoSQL
6 67 (7.83%) Amazon Redshift
7 64 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
8 60 (7.01%) Redis
9 47 (5.49%) Oracle Database
10 38 (4.44%) RDBMS
11 31 (3.62%) Pentaho
12 28 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (3.15%) Big Data
14 25 (2.92%) Amazon Aurora
15 23 (2.69%) MariaDB
15 23 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (2.34%) Hadoop
18 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 17 (1.99%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 165 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 123 (14.37%) Jenkins
3 122 (14.25%) JIRA
4 71 (8.29%) Selenium
5 61 (7.13%) GitLab
6 47 (5.49%) JUnit
7 40 (4.67%) Artifactory
7 40 (4.67%) Maven
8 35 (4.09%) Jasmine
9 34 (3.97%) Mockito
9 34 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (3.74%) Gradle
11 30 (3.50%) Protractor
12 24 (2.80%) Cucumber
13 23 (2.69%) Subversion
14 22 (2.57%) TeamCity
15 19 (2.22%) Bitbucket
16 16 (1.87%) Checkstyle
17 15 (1.75%) Eclipse
18 12 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 147 (17.17%) Finance
2 88 (10.28%) Public Sector
3 79 (9.23%) Banking
4 30 (3.50%) Back Office
5 22 (2.57%) Front Office
6 17 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.29%) Advertising
7 11 (1.29%) Retail
8 10 (1.17%) Games
9 9 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.05%) Legal
9 9 (1.05%) Marketing
10 8 (0.93%) Law
10 8 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.70%) Local Government
12 4 (0.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 479 (55.96%) Developer
2 115 (13.43%) Java Developer
3 80 (9.35%) PHP Developer
4 57 (6.66%) Full Stack Developer
4 57 (6.66%) Software Engineer
5 49 (5.72%) Architect
6 47 (5.49%) Analyst
7 45 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 44 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 41 (4.79%) Java Engineer
10 38 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
10 38 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 33 (3.86%) React Developer
12 32 (3.74%) Java Software Engineer
13 31 (3.62%) Backend Developer
13 31 (3.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 29 (3.39%) SQL Developer
15 28 (3.27%) Java Software Developer
16 26 (3.04%) AWS Developer
16 26 (3.04%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (20.21%) Web Services
2 166 (19.39%) HTML
3 144 (16.82%) AngularJS
4 136 (15.89%) CSS
5 126 (14.72%) Spring
6 113 (13.20%) React
7 90 (10.51%) REST
8 87 (10.16%) Node.js
9 84 (9.81%) LAMP
10 83 (9.70%) RESTful
11 81 (9.46%) Spring Boot
12 75 (8.76%) SOAP
13 64 (7.48%) XML
14 59 (6.89%) gRPC
15 58 (6.78%) .NET
16 57 (6.66%) Laravel
17 55 (6.43%) HTML5
18 49 (5.72%) jQuery
18 49 (5.72%) RabbitMQ
19 43 (5.02%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.19%) Hedge funds
3 51 (5.96%) User Experience
4 31 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
4 31 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (2.10%) Replication
8 16 (1.87%) NHS
9 14 (1.64%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.64%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.29%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.17%) Blog
14 9 (1.05%) PKI
15 8 (0.93%) Pricing Data
16 7 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 261 (30.49%) Linux
2 111 (12.97%) Windows
3 83 (9.70%) Unix
4 39 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 30 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.45%) CentOS
7 20 (2.34%) Apple iOS
8 19 (2.22%) Android
9 15 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.29%) AIX
11 6 (0.70%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.47%) Solaris
14 3 (0.35%) Debian
14 3 (0.35%) HPUX
14 3 (0.35%) SUSE
14 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (29.67%) Microservices
3 197 (23.01%) DevOps
4 189 (22.08%) Scrum
5 121 (14.14%) Software Engineering
6 108 (12.62%) TDD
7 101 (11.80%) Pair Programming
8 93 (10.86%) Mentoring
9 90 (10.51%) Test Automation
10 83 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
11 77 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
12 71 (8.29%) Migration
13 66 (7.71%) Asset Management
14 62 (7.24%) BDD
14 62 (7.24%) OO
15 61 (7.13%) ETL
16 51 (5.96%) Open Source
17 50 (5.84%) Investment Management
18 46 (5.37%) Front End Development
18 46 (5.37%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 346 (40.42%) Java
2 282 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 264 (30.84%) SQL
4 240 (28.04%) Python
5 176 (20.56%) PHP
6 77 (9.00%) C#
7 65 (7.59%) Bash Shell
8 63 (7.36%) Java 8
9 50 (5.84%) Ruby
10 42 (4.91%) PowerShell
11 37 (4.32%) C++
11 37 (4.32%) Perl
12 30 (3.50%) C
13 22 (2.57%) Go
13 22 (2.57%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.45%) PHP 7
15 17 (1.99%) Apex Code
15 17 (1.99%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.87%) F#
17 15 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 82 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 64 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 54 (6.31%) Degree
4 25 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (2.57%) Sun Certification
6 21 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.29%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.29%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.93%) OCPJP
10 7 (0.82%) CCNA
10 7 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.70%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.58%) ISEB
13 4 (0.47%) CCNP
13 4 (0.47%) OCP
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.49%) QA
2 9 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.93%) GDPR
4 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.35%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.23%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 263 (30.72%) Docker
2 42 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.05%) RACF
4 9 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.58%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.58%) vSphere
7 4 (0.47%) HDFS
7 4 (0.47%) Squid
8 3 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.35%) Varnish
8 3 (0.35%) XenApp
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.23%) RHEV
9 2 (0.23%) vCloud
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 164 (19.16%) Kubernetes
2 81 (9.46%) Terraform
3 49 (5.72%) Ansible
4 32 (3.74%) Puppet
5 23 (2.69%) Rancher
6 22 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.45%) Nagios
8 15 (1.75%) Kibana
9 12 (1.40%) Grafana
10 11 (1.29%) Packer
11 10 (1.17%) Data Guard
11 10 (1.17%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.58%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 4 (0.47%) Graphite
14 4 (0.47%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.47%) Salt
15 3 (0.35%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 241 (28.15%) Oracle
2 92 (10.75%) Google
3 69 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 46 (5.37%) Sybase
5 42 (4.91%) VMware
6 26 (3.04%) Red Hat
7 22 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.57%) SAP
8 21 (2.45%) IBM
8 21 (2.45%) Splunk
9 16 (1.87%) Sun
10 15 (1.75%) Tableau
11 14 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.52%) HP
13 11 (1.29%) Zend
14 8 (0.93%) Cisco
14 8 (0.93%) Novell
14 8 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (0.93%) SaltStack
15 7 (0.82%) CA