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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mule
Rank 147 191 207
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +16
Contract jobs citing Mule 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.091% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.13% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Average daily rate £550 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £583 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £409 £269
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +52.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Mule
London

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
619 1004 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.73% 18.26% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 754 793
Average daily rate £450 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.64 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.95 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mule across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Mule Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (70.00%) JMS
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
1 7 (70.00%) J2EE
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 5 (50.00%) Equities
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (50.00%) Maven
3 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 5 (50.00%) Derivative
3 5 (50.00%) Java EE
3 5 (50.00%) JSON
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) JSP
3 5 (50.00%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (40.00%) Mule ESB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (50.00%) EasyMock
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
1 5 (50.00%) JUnit
1 5 (50.00%) Maven
1 5 (50.00%) Mockito
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) J2EE
1 7 (70.00%) JMS
2 5 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) Java EE
2 5 (50.00%) JAXB
2 5 (50.00%) JPA
2 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 5 (50.00%) JSP
2 5 (50.00%) REST
2 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 5 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Derivative
1 5 (50.00%) Equities
1 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 5 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (20.00%) Data Conversion
2 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) BDD
1 5 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 5 (50.00%) Microservices
1 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 5 (50.00%) OO
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
1 5 (50.00%) UML
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) MuleSoft
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle