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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mule
Rank 516 567 571
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +4
Contract jobs citing Mule 135 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.30% 0.57% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 34 19
Median daily rate £500 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £347 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £488 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £401 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.18% +23.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median 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
10345 10012 9383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 18.49% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6885 6203 5865
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 359 315
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +72 133 £500 +22.69% 29
London +48 83 £500 +18.69% 14
South West +6 12 £375 -7.97% 7
East of England +9 8 £425 +21.42%
West Midlands +1 8 £349 +12.58% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £419 - 2
East Midlands +18 7 £625 +31.57%
Nottingham +2 7 £625 +31.57%
Nottinghamshire +1 7 £625 +31.57%
Gloucestershire 0 7 £375 -6.25% 5
Leeds - 7 £413 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £413 -
City of London +34 5 £575 +39.39%
Bristol -1 4 £375 -9.09% 2
South East -5 4 £360 -7.09% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £349 -
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £400 +14.28%
Essex +2 3 £450 -14.28%
North West -7 3 £465 +12.72% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
Warwick - 3 £375 -
Birmingham +1 2 - - 2
Surrey -9 2 £360 -
Bromley - 2 £825 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £850 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £360 -
Croydon -12 1 £425 -
Luton - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £450 -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 126 (66.32%) Java
2 77 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (33.16%) SOA
4 59 (31.05%) Spring
5 55 (28.95%) Mule ESB
6 53 (27.89%) TDD
7 49 (25.79%) Scrum
8 48 (25.26%) SOAP
9 47 (24.74%) MuleSoft
9 47 (24.74%) REST
10 46 (24.21%) Oracle
11 45 (23.68%) Linux
12 42 (22.11%) JMS
12 42 (22.11%) SQL
12 42 (22.11%) Finance
12 42 (22.11%) Apache Camel
13 34 (17.89%) HTML
13 34 (17.89%) Web Services
13 34 (17.89%) XML
13 34 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (16.84%) JSON
14 32 (16.84%) Middleware
15 31 (16.32%) Jenkins
16 30 (15.79%) Open Source
16 30 (15.79%) Maven
17 29 (15.26%) JavaScript
18 28 (14.74%) J2EE
18 28 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
19 27 (14.21%) SDLC
20 26 (13.68%) DevOps

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 55 (28.95%) Mule ESB
2 26 (13.68%) CMS
3 21 (11.05%) Node.js
4 17 (8.95%) Apache
5 16 (8.42%) Apache Solr
5 16 (8.42%) Tomcat
6 14 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (7.37%) WebLogic
7 13 (6.84%) nginx
7 13 (6.84%) Oracle Service Bus
8 11 (5.79%) Drupal
8 11 (5.79%) JBoss
9 10 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (3.68%) Liferay
11 6 (3.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (2.63%) WebSphere
13 4 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (1.58%) Confluence
14 3 (1.58%) JCAPS
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (7.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.42%) GitHub
3 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (3.68%) Office 365
7 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.11%) IaaS
8 4 (2.11%) SaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Boomi
9 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.53%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.95%) HTTP
2 7 (3.68%) LAN
2 7 (3.68%) VPN
2 7 (3.68%) WAN
2 7 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (3.68%) Wireless
3 3 (1.58%) LDAP
3 3 (1.58%) SSL
3 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.05%) DNS
4 2 (1.05%) FTP
4 2 (1.05%) SMS
5 1 (0.53%) AMQP
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.47%) NoSQL
2 15 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.37%) MySQL
4 10 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.74%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.63%) Big Data
6 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.63%) Redis
7 4 (2.11%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.11%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.58%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (16.32%) Jenkins
2 30 (15.79%) Maven
3 24 (12.63%) JIRA
4 23 (12.11%) Git (software)
5 17 (8.95%) JUnit
6 15 (7.89%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.74%) Subversion
8 8 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (4.21%) IntelliJ
8 8 (4.21%) Mockito
8 8 (4.21%) Selenium
9 6 (3.16%) Hudson
10 5 (2.63%) EasyMock
10 5 (2.63%) Grunt
10 5 (2.63%) gulp
11 4 (2.11%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (1.58%) Bower
12 3 (1.58%) Gradle
13 2 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 42 (22.11%) Finance
2 23 (12.11%) Banking
2 23 (12.11%) Retail
3 18 (9.47%) Marketing
4 16 (8.42%) Telecoms
5 15 (7.89%) Manufacturing
6 14 (7.37%) Electronics
7 7 (3.68%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.68%) Retail Banking
8 6 (3.16%) Publishing
9 3 (1.58%) Games
10 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (54.21%) Developer
2 55 (28.95%) Architect
3 52 (27.37%) Java Developer
4 30 (15.79%) Integration Developer
5 22 (11.58%) Senior Developer
6 17 (8.95%) Java Architect
7 15 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (6.32%) Consultant
10 10 (5.26%) Applications Developer
10 10 (5.26%) Lead Architect
11 9 (4.74%) Integration Architect
11 9 (4.74%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.68%) Android Developer
12 7 (3.68%) Angular Developer
12 7 (3.68%) iOS Android Developer
12 7 (3.68%) iOS Developer
13 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (3.16%) MuleSoft Developer
14 5 (2.63%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (31.05%) Spring
2 48 (25.26%) SOAP
3 47 (24.74%) REST
4 42 (22.11%) Apache Camel
4 42 (22.11%) JMS
5 34 (17.89%) HTML
5 34 (17.89%) Web Services
5 34 (17.89%) XML
6 32 (16.84%) JSON
6 32 (16.84%) Middleware
7 28 (14.74%) J2EE
8 26 (13.68%) Hibernate
9 23 (12.11%) HTML5
9 23 (12.11%) Java EE
10 21 (11.05%) AngularJS
11 19 (10.00%) CSS
12 18 (9.47%) ActiveMQ
13 16 (8.42%) JPA
14 14 (7.37%) Spring Integration
15 12 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) Blog
2 11 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
4 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.68%) User Experience
6 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.63%) Derivative
7 5 (2.63%) Equities
7 5 (2.63%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.11%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.05%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.05%) DataPower
9 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.68%) Linux
2 17 (8.95%) Unix
3 11 (5.79%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.74%) Android
5 7 (3.68%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (40.53%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (33.16%) SOA
3 53 (27.89%) TDD
4 49 (25.79%) Scrum
5 34 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (15.79%) Open Source
7 27 (14.21%) SDLC
8 26 (13.68%) DevOps
9 25 (13.16%) Integration Testing
10 22 (11.58%) OO
11 21 (11.05%) E-Commerce
12 19 (10.00%) Multithreading
12 19 (10.00%) Web Development
13 16 (8.42%) Programme Management
14 15 (7.89%) Software Engineering
15 14 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (7.37%) Content Management
15 14 (7.37%) Digital Marketing
15 14 (7.37%) Mentoring
15 14 (7.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 126 (66.32%) Java
2 42 (22.11%) SQL
3 29 (15.26%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.84%) Groovy
5 9 (4.74%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.21%) PHP
6 8 (4.21%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.68%) C
7 7 (3.68%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.63%) Clojure
9 4 (2.11%) XPath
10 3 (1.58%) Haskell
11 2 (1.05%) C#
12 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.53%) ClojureScript
12 1 (0.53%) ES6
12 1 (0.53%) Python
12 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (5.26%) Degree
2 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.21%) CISSP
4 7 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.53%) GPEN
6 1 (0.53%) GSSP-JAVA
6 1 (0.53%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.95%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 7 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.63%) Docker
3 3 (1.58%) Varnish
4 2 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (5.79%) CloudHub
2 8 (4.21%) Puppet
3 7 (3.68%) Ansible
3 7 (3.68%) SCCM
3 7 (3.68%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.05%) Kibana
4 2 (1.05%) logstash
5 1 (0.53%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.53%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 47 (24.74%) MuleSoft
2 46 (24.21%) Oracle
3 22 (11.58%) TIBCO
4 16 (8.42%) SAP
5 14 (7.37%) WSO2
6 10 (5.26%) IBM
7 9 (4.74%) Google
8 8 (4.21%) Adobe
9 7 (3.68%) Cisco
9 7 (3.68%) Microsoft
9 7 (3.68%) Palo Alto
10 6 (3.16%) webMethods
11 5 (2.63%) Apigee
11 5 (2.63%) AppDynamics
12 4 (2.11%) hybris
12 4 (2.11%) Pega
12 4 (2.11%) Talend
13 3 (1.58%) Endeca
13 3 (1.58%) ForgeRock
14 2 (1.05%) Teradata
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