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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mule
Rank 574 516 538
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +22
Contract jobs citing Mule 27 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.10% 0.067%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.58% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 19
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
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
10638 9285 9530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 17.97% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6715 5630 5381
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 386 468
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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
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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 -63 21 £500 +33.33% 13
London -9 14 £500 +21.21% 9
South East -19 7 £500 +75.43% 1
Surrey - 5 - -
City of London +24 3 £475 +77.57% 3
Scotland 0 1 - -
Glasgow -1 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 £500 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 40 (75.47%) Java
2 23 (43.40%) Web Services
3 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (35.85%) Spring
5 17 (32.08%) Scrum
5 17 (32.08%) REST
6 15 (28.30%) Apache Camel
6 15 (28.30%) XML
7 14 (26.42%) Finance
8 12 (22.64%) J2EE
8 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
9 11 (20.75%) EAI
9 11 (20.75%) TDD
9 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
10 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (18.87%) Open Source
10 10 (18.87%) MongoDB
10 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (16.98%) SOA
11 9 (16.98%) ETL
11 9 (16.98%) MySQL
11 9 (16.98%) SOAP
11 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
11 9 (16.98%) RESTful
12 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
12 8 (15.09%) JBoss
12 8 (15.09%) CRM
12 8 (15.09%) Hibernate
13 7 (13.21%) OO
13 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce

Mule
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 8 (15.09%) JBoss
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.55%) CMS
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (5.66%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.66%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.89%) Moodle
5 1 (1.89%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.89%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) GitHub
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) MongoDB
2 9 (16.98%) MySQL
2 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.32%) Data Mining
3 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.55%) Redis
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.77%) Big Data
6 2 (3.77%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.89%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.32%) JMeter
3 6 (11.32%) Maven
4 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.66%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) JUnit
6 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) JIRA
7 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Games
3 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.55%) Electronics
3 4 (7.55%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Database Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Scala Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Automated Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (1.89%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Web Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Java Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) Web Services
2 19 (35.85%) Spring
3 17 (32.08%) REST
4 15 (28.30%) Apache Camel
4 15 (28.30%) XML
5 12 (22.64%) J2EE
6 9 (16.98%) SOAP
6 9 (16.98%) RESTful
7 8 (15.09%) Hibernate
8 7 (13.21%) JMS
9 6 (11.32%) Spring Integration
9 6 (11.32%) XSD
10 5 (9.43%) JSON
10 5 (9.43%) Memcached
11 4 (7.55%) Java EE
12 3 (5.66%) Lucene
13 2 (3.77%) HTML5
13 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (3.77%) jQuery
13 2 (3.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Open Source
2 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (11.32%) Data Integration
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Statistics
3 4 (7.55%) Online Games
3 4 (7.55%) DTV
3 4 (7.55%) Blog
4 3 (5.66%) PKI
4 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.89%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.89%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) UNIX
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) Scrum
3 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
4 11 (20.75%) EAI
4 11 (20.75%) TDD
5 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (16.98%) SOA
6 9 (16.98%) ETL
7 8 (15.09%) CRM
8 7 (13.21%) OO
8 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.21%) BDD
8 7 (13.21%) DevOps
9 6 (11.32%) Network Management
9 6 (11.32%) Capacity Management
9 6 (11.32%) ERD
9 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
9 6 (11.32%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (11.32%) Data Management
9 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (75.47%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) Ruby
3 3 (5.66%) Scala
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) YUM
2 6 (11.32%) Puppet
3 3 (5.66%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (5.66%) OpenSSO
3 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Informatica
3 4 (7.55%) SAP
4 3 (5.66%) Endeca
4 3 (5.66%) ATG
4 3 (5.66%) BEA
4 3 (5.66%) Adobe
5 1 (1.89%) Sybase
5 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) Murex
5 1 (1.89%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.89%) Splunk
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