The table below looks at the statistics for Mule skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mule over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mule
Rank 196 215 217
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs citing Mule 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.028% 0.064%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£510 £268 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.65% -28.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £444 £363 £426
% change year-on-year
+22.41% -14.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1006 1187 1345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.05% 16.37% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 800 942
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £594 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £23.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.00 £59.00 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Mule
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mule across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Mule Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Mule
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mule across the City of London region.

Mule Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Mule also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mule.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Apache Camel
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) RESTful
3 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 4 (57.14%) JMeter
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) Online Games
4 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (57.14%) Memcached
4 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Games
5 3 (42.86%) J2EE
6 2 (28.57%) JMS
6 2 (28.57%) Front Office
6 2 (28.57%) JBoss
6 2 (28.57%) Open Source
6 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
6 2 (28.57%) Spring Integration
7 1 (14.29%) GitHub
7 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
7 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing

Mule
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Mule also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mule. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Games
3 2 (28.57%) Front Office
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Spring
1 7 (100.00%) Apache Camel
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) Hibernate
3 5 (71.43%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) Memcached
5 3 (42.86%) J2EE
6 2 (28.57%) JMS
6 2 (28.57%) Spring Integration
7 1 (14.29%) JTA
7 1 (14.29%) Java EE
7 1 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (14.29%) JTS
7 1 (14.29%) XBRL
7 1 (14.29%) Middleware
7 1 (14.29%) FIXML
7 1 (14.29%) FpML
7 1 (14.29%) EJB
7 1 (14.29%) XML
7 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Online Games
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
3 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 1 (14.29%) Blog
3 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) EAI
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ERD
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) Murex
2 1 (14.29%) Fidessa
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase