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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mule
Rank 503 562 615
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +53
Contract jobs citing Mule 159 101 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.042%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 1.01% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 56 11
Median daily rate £520 £394 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.06% -14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £518 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.87% -3.75%
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
9839 9956 9615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.28% 17.44% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6521 6279 5641
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 305 396
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +78 158 £515 +28.75% 29
London +25 89 £525 +22.09% 16
South West +14 16 £450 +12.14% 8
West Midlands - 15 £496 -
City of London +61 14 £525 +40.00% 4
East Midlands - 14 £600 -
Nottingham - 13 £600 -
Nottinghamshire - 13 £600 -
Birmingham - 12 £496 -
Bristol +6 11 £563 +36.36%
East of England +12 9 £450 +28.57%
South East +15 8 £360 -31.42% 2
Essex +2 6 £450 +91.48%
North West +3 4 £465 -33.57% 1
Gloucestershire -1 4 £431 +13.48% 5
Middlesex -1 4 £360 -
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £400 +3.89%
Surrey -11 3 £360 -31.42%
Bromley - 2 £700 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Wales +18 1 £565 +61.42% 1
Cheltenham +6 1 £413 - 4
Manchester -10 1 £500 -28.57%
Croydon -22 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £600 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Kent - 1 £800 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 191 (72.62%) Java
2 131 (49.81%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (37.64%) Mule ESB
4 83 (31.56%) MuleSoft
5 82 (31.18%) SOA
6 79 (30.04%) TDD
6 79 (30.04%) Spring
7 77 (29.28%) REST
8 74 (28.14%) Scrum
9 72 (27.38%) SOAP
10 63 (23.95%) Linux
11 60 (22.81%) Web Services
11 60 (22.81%) Oracle
11 60 (22.81%) JMS
12 58 (22.05%) JSON
13 54 (20.53%) XML
14 52 (19.77%) Apache Camel
14 52 (19.77%) DevOps
15 50 (19.01%) Finance
15 50 (19.01%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (17.49%) SQL
17 44 (16.73%) Open Source
18 43 (16.35%) RESTful
19 42 (15.97%) Maven
20 41 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (15.21%) JavaScript
22 39 (14.83%) HTML
22 39 (14.83%) Jenkins
23 35 (13.31%) J2EE
23 35 (13.31%) OO

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 99 (37.64%) Mule ESB
2 23 (8.75%) CMS
3 22 (8.37%) Apache
4 19 (7.22%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (6.46%) JBoss
6 14 (5.32%) Apache ServiceMix
6 14 (5.32%) Apache Solr
6 14 (5.32%) nginx
6 14 (5.32%) Tomcat
7 12 (4.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (3.42%) WebLogic
9 8 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (2.66%) Drupal
11 6 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.52%) Confluence
13 3 (1.14%) Jetty
13 3 (1.14%) Liferay
14 2 (0.76%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (7.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (3.04%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.66%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.60%) Office 365
4 18 (6.84%) GitHub
5 12 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (4.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (3.80%) SaaS
8 5 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.52%) IaaS
10 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.38%) Boomi
11 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.38%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.60%) LAN
1 20 (7.60%) VPN
1 20 (7.60%) WAN
1 20 (7.60%) Wi-Fi
1 20 (7.60%) Wireless
2 19 (7.22%) HTTP
3 7 (2.66%) AMQP
4 3 (1.14%) LDAP
4 3 (1.14%) SNMP
5 2 (0.76%) Network Security
5 2 (0.76%) SMS
6 1 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.98%) MongoDB
2 15 (5.70%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.56%) MySQL
5 11 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.04%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.28%) Big Data
7 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.52%) Redis
9 3 (1.14%) DB2
9 3 (1.14%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.14%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (15.97%) Maven
2 39 (14.83%) Jenkins
3 30 (11.41%) JIRA
4 28 (10.65%) Git (software)
5 26 (9.89%) JUnit
6 17 (6.46%) Cucumber
7 16 (6.08%) IntelliJ
8 12 (4.56%) Eclipse
8 12 (4.56%) Mockito
9 10 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.04%) NetBeans
10 8 (3.04%) Selenium
10 8 (3.04%) Subversion
11 7 (2.66%) Hudson
11 7 (2.66%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.90%) EasyMock
12 5 (1.90%) Grunt
12 5 (1.90%) gulp
13 3 (1.14%) Bower
13 3 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (19.01%) Finance
2 25 (9.51%) Banking
2 25 (9.51%) Marketing
3 24 (9.13%) Retail
4 21 (7.98%) Electronics
4 21 (7.98%) Manufacturing
4 21 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.42%) Publishing
6 7 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.66%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Games
7 3 (1.14%) Law
8 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (59.70%) Developer
2 81 (30.80%) Java Developer
3 71 (27.00%) Architect
4 45 (17.11%) Integration Developer
5 28 (10.65%) Senior Developer
6 22 (8.37%) MuleSoft Developer
7 19 (7.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (7.22%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (6.08%) Java Architect
9 15 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.80%) Applications Developer
10 10 (3.80%) Lead Architect
10 10 (3.80%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.80%) Technical Leader
11 9 (3.42%) Agile Developer
11 9 (3.42%) Angular Developer
11 9 (3.42%) Integration Architect
11 9 (3.42%) Lead Developer
12 8 (3.04%) Consultant
13 7 (2.66%) iOS Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (30.04%) Spring
2 77 (29.28%) REST
3 72 (27.38%) SOAP
4 60 (22.81%) JMS
4 60 (22.81%) Web Services
5 58 (22.05%) JSON
6 54 (20.53%) XML
7 52 (19.77%) Apache Camel
8 43 (16.35%) RESTful
9 39 (14.83%) HTML
10 35 (13.31%) J2EE
11 34 (12.93%) Hibernate
11 34 (12.93%) Middleware
12 30 (11.41%) ActiveMQ
13 29 (11.03%) Node.js
14 27 (10.27%) AngularJS
15 23 (8.75%) CSS
15 23 (8.75%) Java EE
16 22 (8.37%) HTML5
17 20 (7.60%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.32%) Blog
2 13 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.18%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.80%) Mobile Banking
5 9 (3.42%) User Experience
6 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.90%) Derivative
7 5 (1.90%) Equities
7 5 (1.90%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.52%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.76%) DataPower
9 2 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.38%) Clustering
10 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (23.95%) Linux
2 20 (7.60%) Mac OS X
2 20 (7.60%) Windows
3 18 (6.84%) Unix
4 11 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (49.81%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.18%) SOA
3 79 (30.04%) TDD
4 74 (28.14%) Scrum
5 52 (19.77%) DevOps
6 50 (19.01%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (16.73%) Open Source
8 35 (13.31%) OO
9 31 (11.79%) Integration Testing
10 27 (10.27%) SDLC
11 26 (9.89%) API Development
12 25 (9.51%) E-Commerce
13 23 (8.75%) Multithreading
13 23 (8.75%) Programme Management
14 22 (8.37%) MVC
15 21 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (7.98%) Digital Marketing
16 18 (6.84%) Web Development
17 16 (6.08%) Content Management
17 16 (6.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (72.62%) Java
2 46 (17.49%) SQL
3 40 (15.21%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.08%) Groovy
5 9 (3.42%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.42%) C
5 9 (3.42%) PL/SQL
5 9 (3.42%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.66%) PHP
7 4 (1.52%) Clojure
7 4 (1.52%) Python
7 4 (1.52%) XPath
8 3 (1.14%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.14%) Haskell
8 3 (1.14%) SOQL
8 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.76%) Go
9 2 (0.76%) Ruby
9 2 (0.76%) Scala
10 1 (0.38%) ES6
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) CISSP
2 10 (3.80%) Degree
3 8 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.84%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.28%) Docker
3 3 (1.14%) Varnish
3 3 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (7.98%) Ansible
2 20 (7.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (7.60%) SCCM
3 19 (7.22%) Puppet
4 14 (5.32%) CloudHub
5 3 (1.14%) Kibana
5 3 (1.14%) logstash
6 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.38%) Grafana
6 1 (0.38%) Graphite
6 1 (0.38%) Graylog
6 1 (0.38%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 83 (31.56%) MuleSoft
2 60 (22.81%) Oracle
3 22 (8.37%) SAP
4 21 (7.98%) Google
5 20 (7.60%) Cisco
5 20 (7.60%) Palo Alto
5 20 (7.60%) WSO2
6 12 (4.56%) TIBCO
7 10 (3.80%) Adobe
8 7 (2.66%) IBM
9 6 (2.28%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.90%) Apigee
10 5 (1.90%) Guidewire
10 5 (1.90%) Microsoft
10 5 (1.90%) Teradata
11 4 (1.52%) Pega
12 3 (1.14%) Canoo
12 3 (1.14%) ForgeRock
12 3 (1.14%) webMethods
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