The table below looks at the statistics for Mule skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mule over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mule
UK
Rank 488 560 548
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -12
Contract jobs citing Mule 94 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.25% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 31
Median daily rate £463 £460 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £363 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £419
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7543 8617 8883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.13% 16.96% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4839 5484 5570
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 232 316
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Mule
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mule as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

Mule Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mule
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 93 £463 +0.54% 20
London +24 37 £450 -12.19% 3
Yorkshire - 37 £500 - 4
West Yorkshire - 37 £500 - 4
Leeds - 32 £510 - 4
South East +20 9 £450 +9.09% 1
South West +13 7 £415 -24.54% 12
Gloucestershire - 6 £415 - 9
Wakefield - 5 £425 -
Surrey +14 4 £450 +28.57%
City of London -5 4 £625 +25.00% 1
Middlesex - 4 - -
East of England -23 3 £463 +27.58%
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Essex - 3 £463 -
Berkshire +15 1 £525 +10.52%
South Wales +14 1 £520 +36.84%
Wales +3 1 £520 +36.84%
Newport -15 1 £520 +36.84%
Wimbledon - 1 £453 -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mule also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mule.

1 136 (77.71%) Java
2 92 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (52.57%) Mule ESB
3 79 (45.14%) MuleSoft
4 73 (41.71%) Spring
5 64 (36.57%) Finance
6 55 (31.43%) TDD
7 54 (30.86%) SOAP
8 51 (29.14%) SOA
9 50 (28.57%) REST
10 49 (28.00%) Oracle
11 47 (26.86%) Maven
12 41 (23.43%) Apache Camel
13 39 (22.29%) Web Services
13 39 (22.29%) Middleware
14 38 (21.71%) Jenkins
15 36 (20.57%) XML
16 33 (18.86%) JSON
17 32 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (17.14%) JavaScript
19 29 (16.57%) SQL
19 29 (16.57%) Marketing
20 28 (16.00%) Banking
20 28 (16.00%) WSO2
21 27 (15.43%) Digital Marketing
21 27 (15.43%) RESTful
22 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
22 26 (14.86%) Programme Management
22 26 (14.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
22 26 (14.86%) Java EE

Mule
Top Related 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 92 (52.57%) Mule ESB
2 24 (13.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (11.43%) Oracle Service Bus
4 16 (9.14%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (5.14%) Confluence
7 8 (4.57%) Apache
8 7 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (4.00%) CMS
8 7 (4.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (3.43%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.43%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.86%) JBoss
10 5 (2.86%) OpenStack
11 4 (2.29%) Apache Solr
11 4 (2.29%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.71%) Liferay
13 2 (1.14%) IIS
13 2 (1.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (14.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.71%) GitHub
3 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.43%) SaaS
4 5 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.29%) PaaS
6 3 (1.71%) IaaS
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.57%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.43%) HTTP
2 4 (2.29%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.14%) DHCP
3 2 (1.14%) DNS
3 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.57%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.57%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.43%) MySQL
4 7 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.29%) Endeca
7 3 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.71%) Redis
8 2 (1.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (26.86%) Maven
2 38 (21.71%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.57%) Git (software)
4 17 (9.71%) Cucumber
5 15 (8.57%) JIRA
5 15 (8.57%) JUnit
6 7 (4.00%) Mockito
7 6 (3.43%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.43%) Xcode
8 5 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.86%) Subversion
9 4 (2.29%) EasyMock
9 4 (2.29%) Selenium
9 4 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.71%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.71%) JBehave
10 3 (1.71%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.14%) Toad
General
1 64 (36.57%) Finance
2 29 (16.57%) Marketing
3 28 (16.00%) Banking
4 26 (14.86%) Electronics
4 26 (14.86%) Manufacturing
4 26 (14.86%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.71%) Retail
6 9 (5.14%) Legal
7 6 (3.43%) Law
8 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.57%) Automotive
10 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (72.00%) Developer
2 63 (36.00%) Java Developer
3 31 (17.71%) Integration Developer
4 21 (12.00%) Architect
5 15 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (7.43%) MuleSoft Developer
7 13 (7.43%) SOA Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Middleware Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Java Middleware Developer
10 7 (4.00%) Java Architect
11 6 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Integration Specialist
11 6 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.86%) Agile Developer
12 5 (2.86%) AWS DevOps
12 5 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (2.86%) Consultant
13 4 (2.29%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (41.71%) Spring
2 54 (30.86%) SOAP
3 50 (28.57%) REST
4 41 (23.43%) Apache Camel
5 39 (22.29%) Middleware
5 39 (22.29%) Web Services
6 36 (20.57%) XML
7 33 (18.86%) JSON
8 27 (15.43%) RESTful
9 26 (14.86%) Java EE
9 26 (14.86%) JMS
10 25 (14.29%) J2EE
11 24 (13.71%) Hibernate
12 22 (12.57%) HTML
13 19 (10.86%) CSS
13 19 (10.86%) Spring Boot
14 18 (10.29%) XSLT
15 13 (7.43%) Spring Integration
15 13 (7.43%) Swagger
15 13 (7.43%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.14%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.57%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.86%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.29%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.29%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.29%) PKI
5 4 (2.29%) User Experience
6 3 (1.71%) iPad
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.00%) Linux
2 7 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.00%) Unix
2 7 (4.00%) Windows
3 6 (3.43%) Android
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.43%) TDD
3 51 (29.14%) SOA
4 32 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (15.43%) Digital Marketing
6 26 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (14.86%) Programme Management
6 26 (14.86%) Scrum
7 24 (13.71%) DevOps
8 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce
9 21 (12.00%) BDD
10 20 (11.43%) MVC
11 14 (8.00%) Microservices
12 12 (6.86%) CRM
12 12 (6.86%) Integration Testing
12 12 (6.86%) Open Source
12 12 (6.86%) SDLC
13 10 (5.71%) OO
14 9 (5.14%) EAI
15 8 (4.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (77.71%) Java
2 30 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 29 (16.57%) SQL
4 15 (8.57%) XPath
5 12 (6.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.00%) Ruby
7 6 (3.43%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.86%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.29%) Groovy
9 4 (2.29%) Python
9 4 (2.29%) Scala
10 3 (1.71%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.14%) Lua
11 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.57%) C#
12 1 (0.57%) Clojure
12 1 (0.57%) Go
12 1 (0.57%) Korn
12 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) CDISC
2 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.14%) CloudHub
2 8 (4.57%) Puppet
3 5 (2.86%) Grafana
3 5 (2.86%) Graphite
3 5 (2.86%) Packer
3 5 (2.86%) Terraform
3 5 (2.86%) Uchiwa
4 4 (2.29%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.29%) OpenSSO
5 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) yum
Vendors
1 79 (45.14%) MuleSoft
2 49 (28.00%) Oracle
3 28 (16.00%) WSO2
4 26 (14.86%) SAP
5 9 (5.14%) IBM
6 8 (4.57%) Atlassian
7 7 (4.00%) Adobe
8 6 (3.43%) Splunk
8 6 (3.43%) Tealium
8 6 (3.43%) VMware
9 5 (2.86%) Google
9 5 (2.86%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.29%) Apigee
10 4 (2.29%) ATG
10 4 (2.29%) BEA
10 4 (2.29%) Teradata
11 3 (1.71%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.71%) Vertica
12 2 (1.14%) Citrix
12 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
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