Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 122 104
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 +2
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,195 2,073 2,436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.15% 2.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.23% 9.66% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1,418 1,831
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £312 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £614 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -24.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +5.88% -1.16%

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 12,946 21,467 22,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.27% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,489 14,774 15,539
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 248 247
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
10th Percentile £14.76 £13.56 £14.43
90th Percentile £55.25 £56.80 £53.20
Median hourly rate £25.60 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -26.87% -12.50% +57.54%

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 1 April 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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 -16 1,074 £450 - 866
UK excluding London -20 599 £425 +0.95% 668
London +1 562 £500 - 251
North of England -2 189 £411 +2.81% 222
North West +4 123 £400 - 125
South East -28 114 £450 +5.88% 143
East of England -6 93 £438 +1.16% 47
Work from Home +14 67 £400 -5.88% 60
Midlands +20 59 £400 - 107
Wales +69 54 £425 +21.43% 29
South West -20 48 £400 -5.88% 98
Yorkshire -7 47 £475 +8.57% 75
Scotland -6 41 £438 +2.94% 21
West Midlands +26 40 £400 +4.92% 65
East Midlands +9 19 £386 -14.17% 42
North East +3 19 £475 +18.75% 22
Northern Ireland +16 4 £425 - 3

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 460 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (37.07%) JavaScript
3 379 (31.72%) AWS
4 367 (30.71%) Linux
5 313 (26.19%) Java
6 311 (26.03%) Docker
7 302 (25.27%) HTML
8 286 (23.93%) SQL Server
9 284 (23.77%) SQL
10 280 (23.43%) Microservices
11 278 (23.26%) PHP
12 276 (23.10%) Python
13 254 (21.26%) CSS
14 248 (20.75%) Azure
14 248 (20.75%) Git (software)
15 231 (19.33%) PostgreSQL
16 224 (18.74%) DevOps
17 223 (18.66%) AngularJS
18 221 (18.49%) Scrum
19 218 (18.24%) Oracle
20 214 (17.91%) MongoDB
21 213 (17.82%) Relational Database
22 199 (16.65%) Web Services
23 178 (14.90%) React
24 168 (14.06%) TDD
25 155 (12.97%) Kubernetes
26 154 (12.89%) REST
27 149 (12.47%) NoSQL
28 148 (12.38%) Spring
29 146 (12.22%) JIRA

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
1 124 (10.38%) Elasticsearch
2 104 (8.70%) Apache
3 85 (7.11%) Confluence
4 52 (4.35%) nginx
5 48 (4.02%) Tomcat
6 28 (2.34%) Drupal
7 27 (2.26%) WordPress
8 21 (1.76%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.76%) CMS
9 16 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.26%) IIS
11 14 (1.17%) JBoss
12 12 (1.00%) Mendix
12 12 (1.00%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.92%) SAS
13 11 (0.92%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.67%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.59%) Appian
Applications
1 15 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.42%) Zeplin
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 40 (3.35%) Magento
2 12 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.17%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.17%) Shopify
6 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.084%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.084%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 379 (31.72%) AWS
2 248 (20.75%) Azure
3 94 (7.87%) GCP
4 57 (4.77%) GitHub
5 39 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (3.26%) Serverless
6 37 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (3.01%) Amazon S3
8 31 (2.59%) PaaS
9 26 (2.18%) Power Platform
10 22 (1.84%) IaaS
11 21 (1.76%) SaaS
12 17 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.09%) OpenShift
14 12 (1.00%) Heroku
15 11 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.92%) Route 53
15 11 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.85%) HTTP
2 36 (3.01%) DNS
3 26 (2.18%) Firewall
4 21 (1.76%) DHCP
5 17 (1.42%) VPN
6 16 (1.34%) SSH
7 14 (1.17%) SNMP
7 14 (1.17%) Wireless
8 13 (1.09%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.92%) AMQP
9 11 (0.92%) NAS
10 10 (0.84%) SSL
11 9 (0.75%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.59%) DOCSIS
12 7 (0.59%) SAN
12 7 (0.59%) Skype
13 6 (0.50%) Internet
13 6 (0.50%) IPsec
13 6 (0.50%) WAN
14 5 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 231 (19.33%) PostgreSQL
3 214 (17.91%) MongoDB
4 213 (17.82%) Relational Database
5 149 (12.47%) NoSQL
6 122 (10.21%) Redis
7 74 (6.19%) RDBMS
8 59 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (3.85%) Oracle Database
11 37 (3.10%) MariaDB
12 36 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 35 (2.93%) Hadoop
14 34 (2.85%) Pentaho
15 33 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 31 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 27 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
18 26 (2.18%) Power BI
19 24 (2.01%) Big Data
19 24 (2.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 248 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 146 (12.22%) JIRA
3 124 (10.38%) Jenkins
4 76 (6.36%) Selenium
5 61 (5.10%) JUnit
5 61 (5.10%) Maven
6 54 (4.52%) Mockito
7 50 (4.18%) Gradle
8 48 (4.02%) GitLab
9 42 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 38 (3.18%) Jasmine
11 30 (2.51%) Protractor
12 26 (2.18%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.76%) Cucumber
14 20 (1.67%) Bitbucket
14 20 (1.67%) MSBuild
15 15 (1.26%) Subversion
16 13 (1.09%) SonarQube
16 13 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 13 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 146 (12.22%) Finance
2 73 (6.11%) Public Sector
3 35 (2.93%) Front Office
4 31 (2.59%) Games
5 21 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.59%) Banking
7 17 (1.42%) Marketing
8 15 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.09%) Retail
10 12 (1.00%) Legal
11 10 (0.84%) Advertising
11 10 (0.84%) Law
12 7 (0.59%) Back Office
13 5 (0.42%) Automotive
13 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 707 (59.16%) Developer
2 134 (11.21%) PHP Developer
3 118 (9.87%) Java Developer
4 86 (7.20%) Full Stack Developer
5 79 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 73 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 71 (5.94%) Software Engineer
8 61 (5.10%) Architect
8 61 (5.10%) React Developer
9 57 (4.77%) Python Developer
10 56 (4.69%) Analyst
11 55 (4.60%) .NET Developer
12 52 (4.35%) Backend Developer
13 47 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 45 (3.77%) Angular Developer
15 37 (3.10%) DBA
15 37 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
16 33 (2.76%) Software Developer
17 32 (2.68%) C# Developer
18 31 (2.59%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (25.27%) HTML
2 254 (21.26%) CSS
3 223 (18.66%) AngularJS
4 199 (16.65%) Web Services
5 178 (14.90%) React
6 154 (12.89%) REST
7 148 (12.38%) Spring
8 136 (11.38%) .NET
9 131 (10.96%) RESTful
10 128 (10.71%) Node.js
11 107 (8.95%) HTML5
12 102 (8.54%) LAMP
13 100 (8.37%) Spring Boot
14 99 (8.28%) Kafka
15 97 (8.12%) XML
16 89 (7.45%) SOAP
17 85 (7.11%) jQuery
17 85 (7.11%) RabbitMQ
18 74 (6.19%) JSON
19 73 (6.11%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.85%) User Experience
3 35 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
5 23 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.84%) Cloud Native
7 21 (1.76%) Replication
8 19 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 19 (1.59%) Mainframe
8 19 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.51%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.26%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.17%) NHS
12 13 (1.09%) Clustering
12 13 (1.09%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.75%) Blog
14 8 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 367 (30.71%) Linux
2 122 (10.21%) Windows
3 85 (7.11%) Unix
4 47 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (3.77%) CentOS
5 45 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.51%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.26%) Mac OS
8 14 (1.17%) Android
8 14 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.00%) AIX
10 11 (0.92%) Debian
10 11 (0.92%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.59%) Solaris
15 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.25%) HPUX
17 2 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (23.43%) Microservices
3 224 (18.74%) DevOps
4 221 (18.49%) Scrum
5 168 (14.06%) TDD
6 132 (11.05%) Software Engineering
7 124 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
8 120 (10.04%) Pair Programming
9 97 (8.12%) MVC
10 91 (7.62%) Mentoring
11 89 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
12 86 (7.20%) Test Automation
13 84 (7.03%) Open Source
14 83 (6.95%) OO
15 75 (6.28%) Data Modelling
16 73 (6.11%) ETL
17 71 (5.94%) Front End Development
18 70 (5.86%) Migration
18 70 (5.86%) Web Development
19 62 (5.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 443 (37.07%) JavaScript
2 313 (26.19%) Java
3 284 (23.77%) SQL
4 278 (23.26%) PHP
5 276 (23.10%) Python
6 133 (11.13%) C#
7 79 (6.61%) Java 8
8 72 (6.03%) Ruby
9 65 (5.44%) Bash Shell
10 55 (4.60%) PowerShell
11 46 (3.85%) Perl
12 44 (3.68%) C++
13 40 (3.35%) C
14 39 (3.26%) TypeScript
15 34 (2.85%) F#
16 30 (2.51%) Scala
17 28 (2.34%) Go
18 24 (2.01%) PHP 7
19 20 (1.67%) Shell Script
20 18 (1.51%) ES6
Qualifications
1 98 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 70 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.10%) Degree
4 16 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.75%) CCNA
8 8 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.59%) CCNP
10 5 (0.42%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.42%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.42%) SAS Certification
11 4 (0.33%) OCP
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.17%) ISEB
13 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.26%) QA
2 16 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.33%) GDPR
3 4 (0.33%) HL7
3 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.33%) SLA
4 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 311 (26.03%) Docker
2 40 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.67%) Apache Flume
4 19 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.50%) RACF
7 6 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.42%) Corosync
8 5 (0.42%) DRBD
8 5 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.42%) Postfix
8 5 (0.42%) Varnish
8 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.33%) iptables
9 4 (0.33%) vSphere
10 3 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 155 (12.97%) Kubernetes
2 97 (8.12%) Terraform
3 84 (7.03%) Ansible
4 52 (4.35%) Puppet
5 30 (2.51%) Rancher
6 29 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.17%) HAProxy
8 13 (1.09%) Kibana
9 12 (1.00%) Data Guard
9 12 (1.00%) Grafana
9 12 (1.00%) Nagios
10 10 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (0.75%) Packer
12 8 (0.67%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.59%) Salt
13 7 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 218 (18.24%) Oracle
2 103 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 74 (6.19%) Google
4 48 (4.02%) VMware
5 33 (2.76%) Red Hat
6 32 (2.68%) IBM
7 28 (2.34%) Atlassian
8 25 (2.09%) Splunk
9 19 (1.59%) SAP
9 19 (1.59%) Sybase
9 19 (1.59%) Tableau
10 17 (1.42%) Zend
11 14 (1.17%) Cisco
12 13 (1.09%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.00%) OutSystems
13 12 (1.00%) Unisys
14 11 (0.92%) NetApp
15 10 (0.84%) HP
15 10 (0.84%) Symantec
16 9 (0.75%) Salesforce.com