Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 101 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing MySQL 1,984 2,504 2,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.18% 2.48% 2.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.81% 10.98% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,328 1,804 1,645
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £600 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 22
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.16 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -36.09% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22.48 £16.40 £26.08
90th Percentile £46.43 £56.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.01 £46.00
% change year-on-year +29.97% -45.64% +38.35%

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 20,223 22,797 20,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 22.55% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,856 15,872 13,826
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £634 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 232 272
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +9.84% +7.02%
10th Percentile £14.27 £14.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £59.56 £54.88 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +8.06% +3.33%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 1,828 £460 +2.22% 385
UK excluding London -22 992 £420 +5.00% 313
London -17 949 £500 - 83
North of England -27 240 £400 - 102
South East -43 227 £438 +9.38% 58
East of England +34 179 £440 +4.14% 23
North West -24 122 £400 +5.26% 62
Midlands -22 120 £385 +6.21% 81
Scotland +58 113 £463 +23.33% 6
South West +9 106 £385 -0.65% 38
Yorkshire -40 87 £400 -4.76% 30
West Midlands -24 80 £370 -1.99% 36
East Midlands -6 37 £393 +9.03% 45
North East +43 31 £450 +13.21% 10
Wales -41 10 £350 -2.78% 5
Northern Ireland +11 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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.

1 790 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 729 (36.74%) Linux
3 703 (35.43%) JavaScript
4 619 (31.20%) Java
5 600 (30.24%) Amazon AWS
6 595 (29.99%) SQL
7 482 (24.29%) HTML
8 471 (23.74%) CSS
9 464 (23.39%) Oracle
10 460 (23.19%) Git (software)
11 459 (23.14%) PHP
12 438 (22.08%) Python
13 424 (21.37%) SQL Server
14 419 (21.12%) PostgreSQL
15 411 (20.72%) Docker
15 411 (20.72%) DevOps
16 393 (19.81%) Jenkins
17 386 (19.46%) Microservices
18 351 (17.69%) NoSQL
19 346 (17.44%) MongoDB
20 341 (17.19%) Scrum
21 335 (16.89%) TDD
22 318 (16.03%) Relational Database
23 285 (14.36%) JIRA
24 284 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
25 258 (13.00%) Open Source
26 246 (12.40%) Spring
27 241 (12.15%) AngularJS
28 237 (11.95%) Ansible
29 228 (11.49%) jQuery

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
1 191 (9.63%) Apache
2 137 (6.91%) Confluence
3 134 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
4 88 (4.44%) WordPress
5 71 (3.58%) Tomcat
6 70 (3.53%) Apache Spark
7 64 (3.23%) CMS
8 58 (2.92%) Drupal
9 52 (2.62%) nginx
10 42 (2.12%) JBoss
10 42 (2.12%) SharePoint
11 41 (2.07%) IIS
12 32 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 31 (1.56%) Apache Solr
14 26 (1.31%) MS Exchange
15 25 (1.26%) WebLogic
16 22 (1.11%) SAS
17 20 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
18 19 (0.96%) WebSphere
19 17 (0.86%) Luigi
Applications
1 27 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.30%) SPSS
5 6 (0.30%) Stata
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.050%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.050%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 34 (1.71%) Magento
2 14 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.10%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.10%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.10%) Shopify
6 1 (0.050%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.050%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 600 (30.24%) Amazon AWS
2 284 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (6.05%) Amazon S3
4 119 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
5 115 (5.80%) Serverless
6 101 (5.09%) GitHub
7 94 (4.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 91 (4.59%) AWS Lambda
9 69 (3.48%) Amazon SQS
10 49 (2.47%) Office 365
10 49 (2.47%) PaaS
11 46 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 43 (2.17%) npm
13 37 (1.86%) Power Platform
14 36 (1.81%) Slack
15 34 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 32 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 32 (1.61%) SaaS
17 31 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
18 30 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.75%) HTTP
2 94 (4.74%) DNS
3 73 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 70 (3.53%) Internet
5 65 (3.28%) FTP
5 65 (3.28%) SSL
6 57 (2.87%) DHCP
7 54 (2.72%) IPsec
8 46 (2.32%) Firewall
9 19 (0.96%) Intranet
9 19 (0.96%) SAN
10 17 (0.86%) VPN
11 16 (0.81%) MQTT
11 16 (0.81%) Skype
12 15 (0.76%) SSH
13 13 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.55%) MPLS
15 10 (0.50%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.50%) WAN
16 9 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 419 (21.12%) PostgreSQL
3 351 (17.69%) NoSQL
4 346 (17.44%) MongoDB
5 318 (16.03%) Relational Database
6 175 (8.82%) RDBMS
7 154 (7.76%) Oracle Database
8 138 (6.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 126 (6.35%) Amazon RDS
10 113 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
11 109 (5.49%) Big Data
12 101 (5.09%) MariaDB
13 78 (3.93%) Redis
14 74 (3.73%) Hadoop
15 65 (3.28%) Amazon Aurora
16 64 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 53 (2.67%) Apache Hive
18 51 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
19 38 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 37 (1.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 460 (23.19%) Git (software)
2 393 (19.81%) Jenkins
3 285 (14.36%) JIRA
4 125 (6.30%) Maven
5 111 (5.59%) JUnit
6 90 (4.54%) Selenium
7 75 (3.78%) Cucumber
8 67 (3.38%) gulp
8 67 (3.38%) Subversion
9 63 (3.18%) SonarQube
10 53 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 52 (2.62%) SoapUI
12 51 (2.57%) Travis CI
13 48 (2.42%) GitLab
13 48 (2.42%) Jasmine
14 42 (2.12%) Grunt
15 40 (2.02%) Mockito
15 40 (2.02%) Vagrant
16 39 (1.97%) Protractor
17 35 (1.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 195 (9.83%) Finance
2 73 (3.68%) Banking
3 69 (3.48%) Marketing
4 63 (3.18%) Retail
5 27 (1.36%) Games
5 27 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.26%) Legal
8 22 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.11%) Law
9 21 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 21 (1.06%) Publishing
10 13 (0.66%) Front Office
11 10 (0.50%) Billing
12 8 (0.40%) Advertising
12 8 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.25%) Automotive
13 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.25%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,090 (54.94%) Developer
2 228 (11.49%) Java Developer
3 215 (10.84%) PHP Developer
4 178 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 115 (5.80%) Full Stack Developer
6 114 (5.75%) DBA
7 103 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 89 (4.49%) Architect
9 75 (3.78%) Data Engineer
10 72 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 69 (3.48%) Analyst
12 67 (3.38%) Backend Developer
13 66 (3.33%) Lead Developer
14 60 (3.02%) Administrator
15 59 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
16 52 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
17 51 (2.57%) Python Developer
17 51 (2.57%) Software Engineer
18 50 (2.52%) Oracle DBA
19 49 (2.47%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (24.29%) HTML
2 471 (23.74%) CSS
3 246 (12.40%) Spring
4 241 (12.15%) AngularJS
5 228 (11.49%) jQuery
6 215 (10.84%) Node.js
7 199 (10.03%) Web Services
8 176 (8.87%) RESTful
9 175 (8.82%) .NET
10 166 (8.37%) HTML5
11 149 (7.51%) React
11 149 (7.51%) Spring Boot
12 145 (7.31%) LAMP
12 145 (7.31%) REST
13 139 (7.01%) JSON
14 133 (6.70%) SOAP
15 120 (6.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 110 (5.54%) CSS3
17 108 (5.44%) Kafka
18 107 (5.39%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (3.78%) User Experience
3 51 (2.57%) Replication
4 48 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
4 48 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
6 41 (2.07%) Data Structures
6 41 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 40 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 35 (1.76%) Clustering
9 32 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 30 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 29 (1.46%) NHS
12 27 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
16 14 (0.71%) Algorithms
17 13 (0.66%) Robotics
17 13 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 729 (36.74%) Linux
2 215 (10.84%) Unix
3 186 (9.38%) Windows
4 117 (5.90%) CentOS
5 116 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (2.82%) Ubuntu
7 44 (2.22%) Windows Server
8 23 (1.16%) Debian
8 23 (1.16%) Solaris
9 19 (0.96%) Android
10 13 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.66%) VMS
11 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.20%) AIX
13 4 (0.20%) SUSE
13 4 (0.20%) zOS
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 790 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (20.72%) DevOps
3 386 (19.46%) Microservices
4 341 (17.19%) Scrum
5 335 (16.89%) TDD
6 258 (13.00%) Open Source
7 219 (11.04%) Test Automation
8 205 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
9 201 (10.13%) OO
10 196 (9.88%) BDD
11 165 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
12 154 (7.76%) MVC
13 139 (7.01%) ETL
14 137 (6.91%) Software Engineering
15 135 (6.80%) Analytics
15 135 (6.80%) Configuration Management
16 133 (6.70%) Front End Development
17 126 (6.35%) Migration
18 125 (6.30%) Web Development
19 103 (5.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 703 (35.43%) JavaScript
2 619 (31.20%) Java
3 595 (29.99%) SQL
4 459 (23.14%) PHP
5 438 (22.08%) Python
6 153 (7.71%) Bash Shell
7 128 (6.45%) Ruby
8 123 (6.20%) C#
9 109 (5.49%) TypeScript
10 103 (5.19%) Java 8
11 100 (5.04%) Perl
12 99 (4.99%) PowerShell
13 77 (3.88%) Scala
13 77 (3.88%) Shell Script
14 74 (3.73%) ES6
15 42 (2.12%) PL/SQL
16 41 (2.07%) C
17 40 (2.02%) C++
17 40 (2.02%) PHP 7
18 35 (1.76%) Go
Qualifications
1 163 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 105 (5.29%) Degree
4 30 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.06%) Sun Certification
7 20 (1.01%) OCPJP
8 19 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.71%) DBS Check
9 14 (0.71%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.40%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.40%) PhD
12 7 (0.35%) HND
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.25%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.25%) MCP
14 5 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.18%) QA
2 22 (1.11%) GDPR
3 16 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.81%) NCSC
3 16 (0.81%) NIST
4 10 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.25%) HL7
7 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.25%) SLA
7 5 (0.25%) WCAG
8 1 (0.050%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 411 (20.72%) Docker
2 71 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
3 68 (3.43%) Active Directory
4 41 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (1.71%) Apache Flume
6 33 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.86%) KVM
8 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.71%) Shibboleth
8 14 (0.71%) Varnish
8 14 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.60%) HDFS
9 12 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.55%) vSphere
11 8 (0.40%) RACF
11 8 (0.40%) Squid
12 6 (0.30%) NFS
12 6 (0.30%) Xen
13 3 (0.15%) Postfix
13 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 237 (11.95%) Ansible
2 189 (9.53%) Puppet
3 185 (9.32%) Terraform
4 143 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
5 141 (7.11%) Kubernetes
6 38 (1.92%) Packer
7 37 (1.86%) SCCM
8 25 (1.26%) Prometheus
9 24 (1.21%) Rancher
10 21 (1.06%) Grafana
11 20 (1.01%) Data Guard
12 19 (0.96%) Nagios
13 17 (0.86%) Kibana
13 17 (0.86%) logstash
13 17 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 13 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 13 (0.66%) WSUS
16 11 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
17 10 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 464 (23.39%) Oracle
2 204 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 123 (6.20%) Red Hat
4 93 (4.69%) Google
5 74 (3.73%) VMware
6 52 (2.62%) Splunk
7 38 (1.92%) Zend
8 34 (1.71%) Tableau
9 29 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (1.26%) Informatica
11 23 (1.16%) Talend
12 21 (1.06%) Sun
13 20 (1.01%) Cisco
13 20 (1.01%) HP
13 20 (1.01%) IBM
14 18 (0.91%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.86%) Black Duck
15 17 (0.86%) F5
15 17 (0.86%) hybris
15 17 (0.86%) New Relic