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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mule
Rank 518 524 510
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Mule 81 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.089% 0.065%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.84% 0.50% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 17 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £515 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
9602 9127 8202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.58% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5769 5480 4671
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 304 406
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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 27 March 2015.

Mule Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mule
Top 30 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 27 March 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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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
England +25 78 £413 +10.00% 21
London +10 29 £450 +9.09% 15
South West - 22 £405 -
Gloucestershire - 17 £406 -
South East -24 10 £450 +24.13% 2
City of London +17 7 £450 +38.46% 4
West Sussex - 4 £400 -
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Gloucester - 4 £406 -
Bristol - 3 £405 -
Hampshire -12 2 - - 2
Cardiff - 2 £409 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £405 -
Swindon - 2 £405 -
Surrey - 2 £600 -
South Wales - 2 £409 -
Wales - 2 £409 -
Scotland - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 105 (83.33%) Java
2 75 (59.52%) Web Services
3 62 (49.21%) SOAP
4 58 (46.03%) Spring
5 57 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (39.68%) REST
7 49 (38.89%) Maven
8 42 (33.33%) TDD
9 40 (31.75%) Apache Camel
10 39 (30.95%) Hibernate
11 37 (29.37%) SOA
12 31 (24.60%) JMS
13 30 (23.81%) Scrum
14 28 (22.22%) MVC
14 28 (22.22%) XML
14 28 (22.22%) JPA
15 27 (21.43%) BDD
16 26 (20.63%) Git (software)
16 26 (20.63%) Open Source
17 25 (19.84%) JUnit
18 24 (19.05%) Finance
18 24 (19.05%) Spring MVC
19 23 (18.25%) RESTful
19 23 (18.25%) Linux
20 20 (15.87%) SQL
20 20 (15.87%) J2EE
20 20 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
21 18 (14.29%) Jenkins
22 17 (13.49%) E-Commerce
22 17 (13.49%) Salesforce.com

Mule
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (10.32%) JBoss
2 10 (7.94%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.94%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.35%) CMS
3 8 (6.35%) Confluence
4 7 (5.56%) Alfresco
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.76%) Apache Solr
6 5 (3.97%) Node.js
6 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.17%) Apache
7 4 (3.17%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (3.17%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.38%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.59%) WildFly
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.79%) FileNet
10 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 10 (7.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.70%) SaaS
1 16 (12.70%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) Firewall
1 3 (2.38%) HTTP
1 3 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 11 (8.73%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (8.73%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (7.14%) MySQL
5 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.38%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.38%) Big Data
6 3 (2.38%) Jackrabbit
6 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
8 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.79%) DB2
8 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 49 (38.89%) Maven
2 26 (20.63%) Git (software)
3 25 (19.84%) JUnit
4 18 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.70%) Subversion
6 10 (7.94%) JIRA
7 7 (5.56%) Gerrit
7 7 (5.56%) SonarQube
8 6 (4.76%) Selenium
9 5 (3.97%) TestNG
9 5 (3.97%) JMeter
9 5 (3.97%) Gradle
9 5 (3.97%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.59%) Hudson
10 2 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.79%) Mockito
11 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.79%) Ant
11 1 (0.79%) ERwin
General
1 24 (19.05%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Marketing
3 10 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.94%) Electronics
3 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Greek Language
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (61.11%) Developer
2 49 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 33 (26.19%) Architect
4 15 (11.90%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.35%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Integration Specialist
7 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Integration Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.97%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.17%) Java Programmer
9 4 (3.17%) Programmer
9 4 (3.17%) Java Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Data Integration Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
10 3 (2.38%) Software Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (59.52%) Web Services
2 62 (49.21%) SOAP
3 58 (46.03%) Spring
4 50 (39.68%) REST
5 40 (31.75%) Apache Camel
6 39 (30.95%) Hibernate
7 31 (24.60%) JMS
8 28 (22.22%) XML
8 28 (22.22%) JPA
9 24 (19.05%) Spring MVC
10 23 (18.25%) RESTful
11 20 (15.87%) J2EE
12 17 (13.49%) jQuery
12 17 (13.49%) Java EE
13 16 (12.70%) CSS
14 14 (11.11%) SAML
15 13 (10.32%) ActiveMQ
15 13 (10.32%) OAuth
15 13 (10.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (8.73%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Open Source
2 20 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (7.94%) DTV
4 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.97%) Data Integration
6 4 (3.17%) PKI
7 3 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.38%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.79%) Blog
9 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.25%) Linux
2 2 (1.59%) CentOS
3 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.33%) TDD
3 37 (29.37%) SOA
4 30 (23.81%) Scrum
5 28 (22.22%) MVC
6 27 (21.43%) BDD
7 17 (13.49%) E-Commerce
8 15 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.94%) Programme Management
10 10 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (6.35%) ETL
11 8 (6.35%) Static Code Analysis
12 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.76%) Use Case
13 5 (3.97%) OWASP
13 5 (3.97%) Software Architecture
13 5 (3.97%) Integration Testing
13 5 (3.97%) Data Modelling
14 4 (3.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 105 (83.33%) Java
2 20 (15.87%) SQL
3 15 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.94%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.97%) Scala
5 5 (3.97%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.97%) Ruby
6 4 (3.17%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) C++
7 2 (1.59%) C
7 2 (1.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) Ansible
2 4 (3.17%) logstash
2 4 (3.17%) Salt
2 4 (3.17%) Kibana
2 4 (3.17%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.17%) OpenSSO
3 3 (2.38%) yum
3 3 (2.38%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Salesforce.com
2 16 (12.70%) Oracle
3 10 (7.94%) SAP
4 8 (6.35%) Atomikos
4 8 (6.35%) Axway
5 7 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.17%) Adobe
6 4 (3.17%) BEA
6 4 (3.17%) ATG
6 4 (3.17%) Endeca
7 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.38%) WSO2
8 2 (1.59%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
8 2 (1.59%) VMware
8 2 (1.59%) Demandware
8 2 (1.59%) Talend
9 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.79%) webMethods
9 1 (0.79%) InterSystems
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