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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mule
Rank 566 562 605
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Contract jobs citing Mule 87 101 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.059%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.87% 0.97% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 10
Median daily rate £496 £386 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.45% -18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £296 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £385 £466
% change year-on-year
+25.97% -17.42%
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
10053 10399 10216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.93% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6570 6621 6140
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 320 407
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 29 September 2016.

Mule Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mule
Top 21 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 29 September 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 +12 86 £496 +28.87% 24
London +3 59 £525 +29.23% 13
West Midlands -20 12 £485 -28.14%
City of London +20 9 £575 +53.33% 2
South West +13 6 £425 +7.93% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £475 -
Birmingham - 6 £496 -
Bristol - 4 £375 -
Leeds - 4 £475 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
North West - 3 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 2 £450 +12.50% 2
Merseyside - 2 £500 -
Liverpool - 2 £500 -
South East +18 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Bromley - 1 £700 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £600 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Mule
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 186 (75.00%) Java
2 131 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (44.76%) Mule ESB
4 92 (37.10%) MuleSoft
5 78 (31.45%) REST
6 77 (31.05%) Spring
6 77 (31.05%) SOA
7 75 (30.24%) TDD
8 70 (28.23%) Scrum
9 66 (26.61%) SOAP
10 58 (23.39%) DevOps
11 57 (22.98%) Linux
12 56 (22.58%) Web Services
13 54 (21.77%) Oracle
13 54 (21.77%) JMS
14 51 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (20.56%) RESTful
15 48 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
15 48 (19.35%) JSON
15 48 (19.35%) Finance
16 45 (18.15%) Apache Camel
17 44 (17.74%) Open Source
18 42 (16.94%) SQL
19 40 (16.13%) XML
20 38 (15.32%) JavaScript
20 38 (15.32%) Middleware
21 37 (14.92%) Maven
22 34 (13.71%) Git (software)
23 33 (13.31%) Jenkins
23 33 (13.31%) HTML

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
1 111 (44.76%) Mule ESB
2 19 (7.66%) Apache
2 19 (7.66%) CMS
3 18 (7.26%) JBoss
3 18 (7.26%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (5.65%) Apache ServiceMix
5 11 (4.44%) Tomcat
6 10 (4.03%) Apache Solr
6 10 (4.03%) nginx
7 8 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (2.42%) Confluence
9 6 (2.42%) Drupal
9 6 (2.42%) Liferay
10 5 (2.02%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.21%) Jetty
11 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (6.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.06%) Office 365
4 18 (7.26%) GitHub
5 13 (5.24%) SaaS
6 7 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.42%) IaaS
7 6 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.61%) PaaS
9 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.40%) Boomi
10 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.06%) LAN
1 20 (8.06%) VPN
1 20 (8.06%) WAN
1 20 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
1 20 (8.06%) Wireless
2 18 (7.26%) HTTP
3 7 (2.82%) AMQP
4 3 (1.21%) SNMP
5 2 (0.81%) DNS
5 2 (0.81%) LDAP
5 2 (0.81%) Network Security
5 2 (0.81%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) DHCP
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.47%) MongoDB
2 16 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.44%) MySQL
3 11 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.42%) Big Data
6 5 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.61%) Redis
8 3 (1.21%) DB2
8 3 (1.21%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.81%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 37 (14.92%) Maven
2 34 (13.71%) Git (software)
3 33 (13.31%) Jenkins
4 22 (8.87%) JUnit
5 20 (8.06%) JIRA
6 17 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 17 (6.85%) IntelliJ
7 13 (5.24%) Eclipse
8 8 (3.23%) Mockito
8 8 (3.23%) NetBeans
9 7 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.82%) Hudson
9 7 (2.82%) Subversion
10 5 (2.02%) Grunt
10 5 (2.02%) gulp
10 5 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.21%) Bower
11 3 (1.21%) Gradle
11 3 (1.21%) JMeter
11 3 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (19.35%) Finance
2 28 (11.29%) Banking
3 22 (8.87%) Marketing
4 17 (6.85%) Electronics
4 17 (6.85%) Manufacturing
4 17 (6.85%) Telecoms
5 15 (6.05%) Retail
6 9 (3.63%) Publishing
7 3 (1.21%) Games
7 3 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (56.05%) Developer
2 75 (30.24%) Java Developer
3 67 (27.02%) Architect
4 36 (14.52%) Integration Developer
5 24 (9.68%) MuleSoft Developer
6 23 (9.27%) Senior Developer
7 19 (7.66%) Infrastructure Architect
8 15 (6.05%) Java Architect
8 15 (6.05%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.65%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (4.03%) Lead Architect
10 10 (4.03%) MuleSoft Architect
11 9 (3.63%) Agile Developer
11 9 (3.63%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.63%) Technical Leader
12 8 (3.23%) Java Engineer
13 7 (2.82%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.82%) SOA Developer
14 6 (2.42%) E-Commerce Architect
14 6 (2.42%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (31.45%) REST
2 77 (31.05%) Spring
3 66 (26.61%) SOAP
4 56 (22.58%) Web Services
5 54 (21.77%) JMS
6 51 (20.56%) RESTful
7 48 (19.35%) JSON
8 45 (18.15%) Apache Camel
9 40 (16.13%) XML
10 38 (15.32%) Middleware
11 33 (13.31%) HTML
12 29 (11.69%) Hibernate
12 29 (11.69%) J2EE
13 28 (11.29%) ActiveMQ
13 28 (11.29%) Node.js
14 27 (10.89%) AngularJS
15 22 (8.87%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (8.47%) HTML5
17 19 (7.66%) CSS
18 17 (6.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.03%) Blog
3 9 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.23%) User Experience
5 7 (2.82%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.40%) Clustering
8 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.40%) DataPower
8 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.40%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.98%) Linux
2 21 (8.47%) Windows
3 20 (8.06%) Mac OS X
4 12 (4.84%) Unix
5 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (31.05%) SOA
3 75 (30.24%) TDD
4 70 (28.23%) Scrum
5 58 (23.39%) DevOps
6 51 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (17.74%) Open Source
8 26 (10.48%) Integration Testing
8 26 (10.48%) OO
9 25 (10.08%) API Development
10 21 (8.47%) E-Commerce
10 21 (8.47%) SDLC
11 18 (7.26%) MVC
11 18 (7.26%) Programme Management
12 17 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.85%) Digital Marketing
12 17 (6.85%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.85%) Microservices
12 17 (6.85%) Release Management
13 14 (5.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 186 (75.00%) Java
2 42 (16.94%) SQL
3 38 (15.32%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.84%) Groovy
5 9 (3.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.23%) Ruby
7 6 (2.42%) PHP
8 5 (2.02%) C
8 5 (2.02%) Clojure
8 5 (2.02%) Python
9 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.61%) Scala
9 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.61%) XPath
10 3 (1.21%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.21%) Haskell
10 3 (1.21%) SOQL
11 2 (0.81%) Go
11 2 (0.81%) Lua
11 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.06%) CISSP
2 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.02%) Degree
4 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.26%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.02%) Docker
3 4 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.21%) Varnish
5 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (10.48%) Puppet
2 21 (8.47%) Ansible
3 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (8.06%) SCCM
4 12 (4.84%) CloudHub
5 6 (2.42%) Grafana
5 6 (2.42%) Graphite
6 5 (2.02%) Packer
6 5 (2.02%) Terraform
6 5 (2.02%) Uchiwa
7 3 (1.21%) Kibana
7 3 (1.21%) logstash
8 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.40%) Graylog
9 1 (0.40%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 92 (37.10%) MuleSoft
2 54 (21.77%) Oracle
3 27 (10.89%) WSO2
4 26 (10.48%) Google
5 20 (8.06%) Cisco
5 20 (8.06%) Palo Alto
6 17 (6.85%) SAP
7 12 (4.84%) TIBCO
8 9 (3.63%) IBM
9 8 (3.23%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.82%) Adobe
11 6 (2.42%) AppDynamics
11 6 (2.42%) Microsoft
11 6 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.42%) Teradata
12 4 (1.61%) Guidewire
12 4 (1.61%) Pega
13 3 (1.21%) Canoo
13 3 (1.21%) ForgeRock
14 2 (0.81%) Apigee
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