The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mule
Rank 541 512 555
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +43
Contract jobs citing Mule 46 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.067% 0.054%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.48% 0.39% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 16
Average daily rate £350 £413 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £342 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £363 £413
% change year-on-year
-25.86% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -69 44 £363 -12.12% 9
London -22 20 £400 -4.76% 4
South East -11 5 £344 -5.17%
City of London - 5 £325 - 2
East of England - 5 £225 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £388 -
Glasgow +6 1 £288 -23.33%
Scotland -10 1 £288 -23.33%
Bristol -12 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £350 -
South West -22 1 £350 +19.14% 3
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Derby - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 73 (77.66%) Java
2 51 (54.26%) Spring
3 43 (45.74%) XML
4 38 (40.43%) Web Services
5 36 (38.30%) Git (software)
6 35 (37.23%) Oracle
7 32 (34.04%) TDD
8 29 (30.85%) Jenkins
9 28 (29.79%) J2EE
9 28 (29.79%) SOAP
10 26 (27.66%) Maven
11 25 (26.60%) jQuery
12 24 (25.53%) MongoDB
12 24 (25.53%) JUnit
13 23 (24.47%) JBoss
14 22 (23.40%) E-Commerce
14 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
15 21 (22.34%) CSS
15 21 (22.34%) XSLT
15 21 (22.34%) Subversion
16 19 (20.21%) Hibernate
16 19 (20.21%) Tomcat
16 19 (20.21%) REST
16 19 (20.21%) Groovy
17 18 (19.15%) BDD
17 18 (19.15%) SOA
17 18 (19.15%) MVC
17 18 (19.15%) Middleware
17 18 (19.15%) Software Engineering
18 17 (18.09%) HTML

Mule
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (20.21%) Tomcat
2 12 (12.77%) Apache Solr
3 10 (10.64%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.57%) Apache
4 9 (9.57%) LiveCycle
5 6 (6.38%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (6.38%) CMS
6 5 (5.32%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
6 5 (5.32%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.19%) Node.js
7 3 (3.19%) Drupal
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.06%) Documentum
9 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.06%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Amazon SQS
1 5 (5.32%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.19%) Heroku
3 1 (1.06%) GitHub
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) AMQP
2 3 (3.19%) HTTP
2 3 (3.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) FTP
3 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.53%) MongoDB
2 11 (11.70%) Hazelcast
2 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.26%) MarkLogic
6 3 (3.19%) MySQL
7 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.06%) DB2
8 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.06%) CloverETL
Development Applications
1 36 (38.30%) Git (software)
2 29 (30.85%) Jenkins
3 26 (27.66%) Maven
4 24 (25.53%) JUnit
5 21 (22.34%) Subversion
6 12 (12.77%) JIRA
7 11 (11.70%) Spring Roo
8 5 (5.32%) Ant
8 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
8 5 (5.32%) Mercurial
9 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
10 3 (3.19%) Hudson
10 3 (3.19%) PHPUnit
11 2 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.06%) JMeter
12 1 (1.06%) Selenium
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Automotive
2 3 (3.19%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Front Office
4 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (75.53%) Developer
2 34 (36.17%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.77%) Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Consultant
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Applications Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.19%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Drupal Developer
10 3 (3.19%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 2 (2.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 2 (2.13%) Django Developer
11 2 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.13%) Java Web Developer
12 1 (1.06%) Software Developer
12 1 (1.06%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (54.26%) Spring
2 43 (45.74%) XML
3 38 (40.43%) Web Services
4 28 (29.79%) J2EE
4 28 (29.79%) SOAP
5 25 (26.60%) jQuery
6 21 (22.34%) CSS
6 21 (22.34%) XSLT
7 19 (20.21%) Hibernate
7 19 (20.21%) REST
8 18 (19.15%) Middleware
9 17 (18.09%) HTML
9 17 (18.09%) JSON
10 15 (15.96%) Spring MVC
11 14 (14.89%) JSP
12 13 (13.83%) Servlets
13 12 (12.77%) EJB
14 11 (11.70%) XML-RPC
14 11 (11.70%) Velocity
14 11 (11.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Open Source
2 10 (10.64%) Clustering
3 5 (5.32%) PKI
4 4 (4.26%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.13%) RIA
6 2 (2.13%) Wiki
7 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.06%) Blog
7 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.06%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.06%) Derivative
7 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.06%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Linux
2 6 (6.38%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.19%) Android
5 2 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) TDD
2 22 (23.40%) E-Commerce
3 18 (19.15%) BDD
3 18 (19.15%) SOA
3 18 (19.15%) MVC
3 18 (19.15%) Software Engineering
4 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.77%) ETL
5 12 (12.77%) OO
6 11 (11.70%) Scrum
6 11 (11.70%) B2C
7 10 (10.64%) UML
8 8 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (7.45%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.38%) Release Management
10 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (6.38%) Change Management
10 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.38%) Migration
11 5 (5.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 73 (77.66%) Java
2 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.21%) Groovy
4 16 (17.02%) SQL
5 13 (13.83%) Scala
6 7 (7.45%) Python
7 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
8 5 (5.32%) PHP
9 4 (4.26%) Ruby
9 4 (4.26%) C
10 3 (3.19%) Clojure
10 3 (3.19%) XPath
11 2 (2.13%) Perl
12 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.32%) CA SiteMinder
2 5 (5.32%) Puppet
2 5 (5.32%) OpenSSO
2 5 (5.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (37.23%) Oracle
2 23 (24.47%) JBoss
3 15 (15.96%) Adobe
4 11 (11.70%) Elastic Path
5 10 (10.64%) WSO2
6 9 (9.57%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (8.51%) Endeca
8 7 (7.45%) ATG
9 6 (6.38%) IBM
9 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.32%) Intalio
10 5 (5.32%) BEA
10 5 (5.32%) Splunk
11 3 (3.19%) Perforce
11 3 (3.19%) Informatica
11 3 (3.19%) Pega
12 2 (2.13%) hybris
12 2 (2.13%) Demandware
12 2 (2.13%) Talend
12 2 (2.13%) Intershop