Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Mule skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mule over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mule
UK > England
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 471 544 625
Rank change year-on-year +73 +81 +3
Contract jobs citing Mule 146 59 209
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.42% 0.93% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 49 124
10th Percentile £430 £456 £450
25th Percentile £575 £506 £510
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% - -
75th Percentile £700 £538 £603
90th Percentile " £600 £700
UK median daily rate £650 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% +4.76%

Mule is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 6,027 6,377 13,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 14.39% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,178 4,312 8,715
10th Percentile £300 £275 £285
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.05% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £576 £571 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £475 £474 £475
% change year-on-year +0.14% -0.14% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 146 245
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.49
25th Percentile £15.74 £14.85 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £17.06
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% +17.23% -9.23%
75th Percentile £56.50 £34.69 £31.25
90th Percentile £65.53 £54.38 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.06 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.15% +14.60% -

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Mule as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Mule in England

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mule in England.

Daily rate trend for Mule in England

Mule
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mule in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mule in England

Mule
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the England region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +68 120 £650 +28.40% 8
North of England +30 8 £579 +21.89% 2
Midlands +10 7 £350 -43.55%
North West +17 5 - -
West Midlands +10 5 £348 -43.95%
Yorkshire +24 3 £579 +18.77% 2
South East +31 2 £500 -4.76% 2
South West +21 2 £431 -17.86% 1
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
East of England +19 1 £700 +33.33%
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Mule also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Mule.

1 123 (84.25%) Java
2 94 (64.38%) Spring
3 79 (54.11%) Middleware
4 78 (53.42%) Banking
5 77 (52.74%) Apache Camel
6 74 (50.68%) Spring Integration
7 64 (43.84%) Front Office
8 56 (38.36%) Unix
9 53 (36.30%) Linux
9 53 (36.30%) Web Services
9 53 (36.30%) Social Skills
10 52 (35.62%) Relational Database
10 52 (35.62%) REST
11 50 (34.25%) Kubernetes
12 48 (32.88%) Docker
13 47 (32.19%) MuleSoft
14 43 (29.45%) Investment Banking
15 39 (26.71%) Red Hat Fuse
16 36 (24.66%) Finance
17 34 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (18.49%) XML
18 27 (18.49%) Microservices
19 24 (16.44%) DevOps
19 24 (16.44%) TDD
20 23 (15.75%) JTA
20 23 (15.75%) JTS
21 22 (15.07%) BDD
21 22 (15.07%) Jenkins
22 21 (14.38%) JMS
22 21 (14.38%) Subversion

Mule
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 39 (26.71%) Red Hat Fuse
2 19 (13.01%) Anypoint
3 16 (10.96%) Mule ESB
4 13 (8.90%) JBoss
5 10 (6.85%) Confluence
6 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.37%) Apache
7 2 (1.37%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.68%) FileNet
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.33%) AWS
2 15 (10.27%) GitHub
3 14 (9.59%) OpenShift
4 13 (8.90%) Azure
5 7 (4.79%) GCP
6 5 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.42%) PaaS
7 4 (2.74%) Tricentis Tosca
8 3 (2.05%) Power Platform
8 3 (2.05%) SaaS
9 2 (1.37%) IaaS
9 2 (1.37%) Kong
10 1 (0.68%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) HTTP
2 3 (2.05%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.62%) Relational Database
2 14 (9.59%) MySQL
2 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.22%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.16%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.05%) Power BI
6 2 (1.37%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) Looker
6 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.37%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (1.37%) Tableau
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Jenkins
2 21 (14.38%) Subversion
3 19 (13.01%) Cucumber
3 19 (13.01%) Maven
4 18 (12.33%) JIRA
5 15 (10.27%) JUnit
6 14 (9.59%) Git (software)
6 14 (9.59%) Postman
7 13 (8.90%) jMock
8 9 (6.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (6.16%) FishEye
8 9 (6.16%) Hudson
8 9 (6.16%) JMeter
9 7 (4.79%) Selenium
9 7 (4.79%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.42%) XMLSpy
11 4 (2.74%) eggPlant
11 4 (2.74%) SonarQube
12 3 (2.05%) REST Assured
13 2 (1.37%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 78 (53.42%) Banking
2 64 (43.84%) Front Office
3 53 (36.30%) Social Skills
4 43 (29.45%) Investment Banking
5 36 (24.66%) Finance
6 7 (4.79%) Marketing
6 7 (4.79%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.05%) Electronics
7 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 106 (72.60%) Developer
2 83 (56.85%) Java Developer
3 61 (41.78%) Integration Developer
4 39 (26.71%) Senior Developer
5 32 (21.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 26 (17.81%) Senior Integration Developer
7 25 (17.12%) MuleSoft Developer
8 13 (8.90%) Architect
8 13 (8.90%) Java Middleware Developer
8 13 (8.90%) Middleware Developer
9 9 (6.16%) Senior Middleware Developer
10 7 (4.79%) Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) MuleSoft Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.42%) VMware Engineer
12 4 (2.74%) Test Analyst
13 3 (2.05%) Cloud Engineer
13 3 (2.05%) Consultant
13 3 (2.05%) Designer
14 2 (1.37%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (64.38%) Spring
2 79 (54.11%) Middleware
3 77 (52.74%) Apache Camel
4 74 (50.68%) Spring Integration
5 53 (36.30%) Web Services
6 52 (35.62%) REST
7 27 (18.49%) XML
8 23 (15.75%) JTA
8 23 (15.75%) JTS
9 21 (14.38%) Hibernate
9 21 (14.38%) JMS
10 20 (13.70%) Java EE
10 20 (13.70%) SOAP
11 19 (13.01%) J2EE
12 15 (10.27%) XSLT
13 13 (8.90%) RAML
14 11 (7.53%) RESTful
15 10 (6.85%) JSON
15 10 (6.85%) OAuth
15 10 (6.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.42%) Clustering
2 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.05%) User Experience
3 3 (2.05%) Wiki
4 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (38.36%) Unix
2 53 (36.30%) Linux
3 5 (3.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.49%) Microservices
3 24 (16.44%) DevOps
3 24 (16.44%) TDD
4 22 (15.07%) BDD
5 20 (13.70%) Test Automation
6 18 (12.33%) UML
7 16 (10.96%) SOA
8 13 (8.90%) OO
8 13 (8.90%) Open Source
9 11 (7.53%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.85%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (6.16%) Build Automation
11 9 (6.16%) SDLC
12 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.48%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.48%) Scrum
13 7 (4.79%) Data Modelling
13 7 (4.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 6 (4.11%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 123 (84.25%) Java
2 12 (8.22%) SQL
3 6 (4.11%) Python
4 5 (3.42%) Go
4 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.42%) Ruby
5 4 (2.74%) Java 8
6 3 (2.05%) C
7 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) SOQL
8 1 (0.68%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.42%) CCNA
1 5 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.37%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
3 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 48 (32.88%) Docker
2 6 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 50 (34.25%) Kubernetes
2 15 (10.27%) CloudHub
3 6 (4.11%) Rancher
4 5 (3.42%) Ansible
4 5 (3.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.37%) Puppet
5 2 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (32.19%) MuleSoft
2 13 (8.90%) Sybase
3 11 (7.53%) Splunk
4 9 (6.16%) Atlassian
4 9 (6.16%) Murex
5 7 (4.79%) Google
6 5 (3.42%) Altova
6 5 (3.42%) EMC
6 5 (3.42%) NetApp
6 5 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.42%) VMware
7 4 (2.74%) SAP
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle
9 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.68%) Apple
9 1 (0.68%) hybris
9 1 (0.68%) IBM
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft