The first table below looks at the demand for Mule skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mule over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mule
Rank 528 531 550
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing Mule 25 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.28% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 13
Average daily rate
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£444 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £470 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £403
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8848 8004 9154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.93% 17.17% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 4671 5340
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 394 422
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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Mule
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Mule Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mule
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Mule Daily Rate Trend in England

Mule
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mule across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Mule Daily Rate Histogram in England

Mule
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 13 £503 +18.23% 8
South East -2 6 £466 +13.03%
South West -28 4 £375 - 1
North West -9 1 - - 2
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 51 (72.86%) Java
2 34 (48.57%) Spring
3 28 (40.00%) Web Services
4 27 (38.57%) Git (software)
5 24 (34.29%) JBoss
6 23 (32.86%) Jenkins
7 22 (31.43%) Maven
7 22 (31.43%) XML
8 19 (27.14%) CSS
9 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 18 (25.71%) MongoDB
10 17 (24.29%) Oracle
11 16 (22.86%) Adobe
11 16 (22.86%) Apache Camel
12 15 (21.43%) REST
12 15 (21.43%) E-Commerce
12 15 (21.43%) HTML
12 15 (21.43%) SOAP
12 15 (21.43%) Middleware
13 14 (20.00%) Subversion
13 14 (20.00%) Hibernate
13 14 (20.00%) J2EE
13 14 (20.00%) ETL
13 14 (20.00%) jQuery
14 13 (18.57%) Open Source
14 13 (18.57%) Scrum
14 13 (18.57%) TDD
14 13 (18.57%) Finance
15 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
15 12 (17.14%) RESTful

Mule
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (15.71%) Apache Solr
2 9 (12.86%) LiveCycle
3 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.43%) Tomcat
4 7 (10.00%) CMS
5 6 (8.57%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (8.57%) Apache
5 6 (8.57%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (7.14%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.29%) Node.js
7 3 (4.29%) Drupal
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.86%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (1.43%) Moodle
9 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.43%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.43%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) Heroku
2 3 (4.29%) GitHub
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) AMQP
2 1 (1.43%) FTP
2 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (10.00%) MySQL
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.57%) Data Mining
5 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.71%) Redis
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.43%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.43%) CloverETL
8 1 (1.43%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (38.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (32.86%) Jenkins
3 22 (31.43%) Maven
4 14 (20.00%) Subversion
5 7 (10.00%) JUnit
6 6 (8.57%) Ant
6 6 (8.57%) JIRA
7 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 5 (7.14%) Eclipse
8 4 (5.71%) JMeter
8 4 (5.71%) Mercurial
9 3 (4.29%) PHPUnit
9 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.29%) Selenium
10 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (1.43%) IntelliJ
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Games
2 4 (5.71%) Electronics
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 3 (4.29%) Automotive
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (68.57%) Developer
2 23 (32.86%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Architect
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Database Manager
7 5 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Automated Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Tester
9 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Django Developer
10 2 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (48.57%) Spring
2 28 (40.00%) Web Services
3 22 (31.43%) XML
4 19 (27.14%) CSS
5 16 (22.86%) Apache Camel
6 15 (21.43%) REST
6 15 (21.43%) HTML
6 15 (21.43%) SOAP
6 15 (21.43%) Middleware
7 14 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 14 (20.00%) J2EE
7 14 (20.00%) jQuery
8 12 (17.14%) RESTful
9 11 (15.71%) XSLT
10 10 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (14.29%) Play Framework
11 9 (12.86%) JSON
12 8 (11.43%) JMS
12 8 (11.43%) HTML5
12 8 (11.43%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Open Source
2 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.57%) Data Integration
3 6 (8.57%) PKI
3 6 (8.57%) Statistics
4 4 (5.71%) Clustering
4 4 (5.71%) DTV
4 4 (5.71%) Online Games
5 3 (4.29%) Blog
6 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.86%) Wiki
7 1 (1.43%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.43%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 14 (20.00%) ETL
3 13 (18.57%) Scrum
3 13 (18.57%) TDD
4 12 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (14.29%) SOA
6 9 (12.86%) BDD
7 8 (11.43%) DevOps
8 7 (10.00%) ERD
8 7 (10.00%) EAI
8 7 (10.00%) UML
9 6 (8.57%) MVC
9 6 (8.57%) Data Management
9 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.57%) CRM
9 6 (8.57%) Capacity Management
9 6 (8.57%) Network Management
10 5 (7.14%) Information Architecture
10 5 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 51 (72.86%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.14%) Scala
4 11 (15.71%) SQL
5 6 (8.57%) PHP
6 5 (7.14%) Python
7 4 (5.71%) C
8 3 (4.29%) Groovy
9 1 (1.43%) C#
9 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.29%) ISEB
2 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Puppet
2 6 (8.57%) CA SiteMinder
2 6 (8.57%) OpenSSO
2 6 (8.57%) YUM
3 4 (5.71%) Ansible
4 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) JBoss
2 17 (24.29%) Oracle
3 16 (22.86%) Adobe
4 10 (14.29%) Endeca
4 10 (14.29%) WSO2
5 8 (11.43%) ATG
6 6 (8.57%) BEA
7 5 (7.14%) Splunk
7 5 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (5.71%) SAP
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.86%) Intershop
9 2 (2.86%) Demandware
9 2 (2.86%) hybris
10 1 (1.43%) Talend
10 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.43%) Murex
10 1 (1.43%) Fidessa
10 1 (1.43%) Sybase
10 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg