The table below looks at the statistics for Mule skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mule over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mule
Rank 527 579 553
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -26
Contract jobs citing Mule 106 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.96% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 9 27
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£400 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £368 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £444 £363
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +22.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
11085 10241 9041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.33% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 6073 5233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 384
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

Mule
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mule Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mule
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mule Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mule
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mule within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Mule Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mule
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
England +62 94 £388 -16.21% 13
London +47 55 £435 -12.12% 6
East of England - 23 £385 -
Cambridgeshire - 12 £385 -
Wales -12 10 £425 -
South Wales -6 7 £428 -
South East -27 7 £525 +12.60%
Newport - 7 £428 -
Croydon - 7 - -
South West -1 6 £394 -1.56% 5
Bedfordshire - 6 £575 -
Essex - 5 £235 -
Luton - 5 £575 -
Surrey -7 4 £525 +12.60%
Gloucestershire -8 3 £400 - 2
Middlesex - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £388 -
Peterborough - 2 £220 -
Cheltenham - 2 - - 1
Swindon - 2 £388 -
City of London +6 1 £375 -
Manchester -19 1 £700 -
North West -33 1 £700 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 141 (83.43%) Java
2 84 (49.70%) Mule ESB
3 75 (44.38%) SOA
4 72 (42.60%) Spring
5 68 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (34.91%) Hibernate
7 56 (33.14%) Web Services
8 48 (28.40%) Git (software)
9 45 (26.63%) Jenkins
10 44 (26.04%) TDD
11 43 (25.44%) Scrum
11 43 (25.44%) REST
12 42 (24.85%) SOAP
12 42 (24.85%) HTML
13 37 (21.89%) JavaScript
13 37 (21.89%) Maven
14 36 (21.30%) MongoDB
14 36 (21.30%) J2EE
14 36 (21.30%) Apache Camel
15 34 (20.12%) SQL
15 34 (20.12%) Open Source
16 33 (19.53%) WebLogic
16 33 (19.53%) Linux
16 33 (19.53%) JBoss
16 33 (19.53%) E-Commerce
16 33 (19.53%) MuleSoft
17 30 (17.75%) Middleware
17 30 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (17.16%) XML
19 28 (16.57%) JIRA

Mule
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 84 (49.70%) Mule ESB
2 33 (19.53%) WebLogic
2 33 (19.53%) JBoss
3 22 (13.02%) Tomcat
4 20 (11.83%) Apache
5 17 (10.06%) nginx
5 17 (10.06%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (9.47%) Confluence
7 15 (8.88%) Node.js
7 15 (8.88%) WildFly
8 13 (7.69%) Alfresco
9 12 (7.10%) GlassFish
9 12 (7.10%) Jetty
9 12 (7.10%) iPlanet
9 12 (7.10%) Apache TomEE
9 12 (7.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (6.51%) Apache Qpid
10 11 (6.51%) CMS
11 10 (5.92%) Apache Solr
11 10 (5.92%) Tornado
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (7.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (5.92%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (7.10%) SmartFocus
2 9 (5.33%) OpenShift
3 8 (4.73%) GitHub
4 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.88%) HTTP
2 9 (5.33%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (2.96%) FTP
4 4 (2.37%) VPN
4 4 (2.37%) Firewall
5 3 (1.78%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.30%) MongoDB
2 22 (13.02%) MySQL
3 18 (10.65%) NoSQL
4 16 (9.47%) Redis
5 13 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 11 (6.51%) Riak
6 11 (6.51%) Infinispan
7 9 (5.33%) InterSystems Cache
8 8 (4.73%) Big Data
9 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.37%) DB2
10 4 (2.37%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.59%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (28.40%) Git (software)
2 45 (26.63%) Jenkins
3 37 (21.89%) Maven
4 28 (16.57%) JIRA
5 19 (11.24%) SonarQube
6 15 (8.88%) Gradle
7 14 (8.28%) Hudson
7 14 (8.28%) JMeter
7 14 (8.28%) Selenium
8 13 (7.69%) JUnit
8 13 (7.69%) Subversion
8 13 (7.69%) Gerrit
9 12 (7.10%) Artifactory
10 9 (5.33%) Eclipse
10 9 (5.33%) Mocha
11 7 (4.14%) Ant
12 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.59%) Mockito
13 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (13.02%) Marketing
2 16 (9.47%) Finance
3 15 (8.88%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.88%) Retail
4 12 (7.10%) Manufacturing
4 12 (7.10%) Electronics
5 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (75.15%) Developer
2 93 (55.03%) Java Developer
3 40 (23.67%) Architect
4 23 (13.61%) Technical Architect
5 19 (11.24%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.10%) MuleSoft Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Java Architect
8 8 (4.73%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (2.37%) UI Programmer
9 4 (2.37%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.37%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.37%) Java Technical Architect
10 3 (1.78%) WebLogic Specialist
10 3 (1.78%) Support Specialist
10 3 (1.78%) Applications Support
10 3 (1.78%) Applications Support Specialist
10 3 (1.78%) Integration Architect
10 3 (1.78%) Applications Specialist
11 2 (1.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (42.60%) Spring
2 59 (34.91%) Hibernate
3 56 (33.14%) Web Services
4 43 (25.44%) REST
5 42 (24.85%) SOAP
5 42 (24.85%) HTML
6 36 (21.30%) J2EE
6 36 (21.30%) Apache Camel
7 30 (17.75%) Middleware
8 29 (17.16%) XML
9 26 (15.38%) HTML5
10 24 (14.20%) RESTful
10 24 (14.20%) AngularJS
11 22 (13.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (12.43%) CSS
12 21 (12.43%) JSON
13 19 (11.24%) Apache CXF
13 19 (11.24%) Backbone.js
13 19 (11.24%) jQuery
13 19 (11.24%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) W3C
1 12 (7.10%) DTV
2 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.14%) Blog
3 7 (4.14%) Video on Demand
4 6 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.37%) User Experience
6 4 (2.37%) Wiki
6 4 (2.37%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.37%) MPEG
7 3 (1.78%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.78%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.18%) PKI
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.59%) Clustering
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.53%) Linux
2 12 (7.10%) CentOS
3 9 (5.33%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.78%) VMS
5 1 (0.59%) UNIX
5 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.38%) SOA
2 68 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (26.04%) TDD
4 43 (25.44%) Scrum
5 34 (20.12%) Open Source
6 33 (19.53%) E-Commerce
7 30 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (13.02%) Unit Testing
9 18 (10.65%) MVC
10 16 (9.47%) Microservices
11 14 (8.28%) CRM
12 13 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (7.10%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (7.10%) OO
13 12 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (7.10%) Validation
13 12 (7.10%) Programme Management
14 11 (6.51%) Content Management
14 11 (6.51%) Integration Testing
15 9 (5.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 141 (83.43%) Java
2 37 (21.89%) JavaScript
3 34 (20.12%) SQL
4 10 (5.92%) XPath
5 8 (4.73%) C#
6 7 (4.14%) Groovy
7 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.18%) XQuery
10 1 (0.59%) VB
10 1 (0.59%) C
10 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) Degree
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) vCloud
2 10 (5.92%) Squid
2 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.92%) Varnish
3 9 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (7.69%) Ansible
1 13 (7.69%) logstash
1 13 (7.69%) Salt
1 13 (7.69%) Kibana
1 13 (7.69%) Rundeck
2 12 (7.10%) CloudHub
2 12 (7.10%) ZABBIX
3 11 (6.51%) Puppet
4 9 (5.33%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.78%) yum
6 2 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.18%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (19.53%) MuleSoft
2 24 (14.20%) Oracle
3 20 (11.83%) TIBCO
4 15 (8.88%) Red Hat
5 14 (8.28%) SAP
6 13 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (7.69%) VMware
6 13 (7.69%) Splunk
6 13 (7.69%) Demandware
7 10 (5.92%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.33%) Adobe
8 9 (5.33%) Twitter
8 9 (5.33%) Pega
9 6 (3.55%) SEEBURGER
10 5 (2.96%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.96%) webMethods
11 4 (2.37%) ATG
12 3 (1.78%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.78%) Endeca
12 3 (1.78%) WSO2
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