Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 578 606 648
Rank change year-on-year +28 +42 +64
Contract jobs citing Mule 282 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.79% 1.56% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 170 178
England median daily rate £550 £536 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.66% +22.23%
10th Percentile £464 £424 £375
90th Percentile £700 £619 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 15,734 15,352 18,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.82% 16.80% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,352 10,122 12,094
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £631 £612 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 475
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £48.75 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.88% - -

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mule in England

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mule in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mule in England

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mule in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor 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 20 October 2018. 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 +56 148 £600 +9.09% 15
East of England -13 85 £525 -2.33% 4
Midlands -13 17 £573 +5.05% 6
North of England -25 16 £475 +15.15% 3
South East +4 15 £500 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire -22 11 £500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +13 9 £550 -
West Midlands -20 8 £595 +9.17% 6
South West -35 7 £400 -9.35% 1
North West -12 5 £400 -15.79% 1
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 224 (79.43%) Java
2 169 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (48.58%) Middleware
4 130 (46.10%) Web Services
5 117 (41.49%) Apache Camel
6 106 (37.59%) Spring
7 103 (36.52%) SOAP
8 101 (35.82%) TDD
9 94 (33.33%) Finance
10 90 (31.91%) SOA
11 88 (31.21%) JSON
11 88 (31.21%) RESTful
12 82 (29.08%) Oracle
13 77 (27.30%) Banking
13 77 (27.30%) MuleSoft
14 72 (25.53%) Maven
15 70 (24.82%) WSO2
16 68 (24.11%) REST
16 68 (24.11%) XML
17 67 (23.76%) Greenfield Project
18 66 (23.40%) Oracle Service Bus
19 65 (23.05%) Marketing
20 64 (22.70%) SAP
21 63 (22.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 62 (21.99%) Programme Management
22 62 (21.99%) Telecoms
23 59 (20.92%) Manufacturing
24 56 (19.86%) J2EE
24 56 (19.86%) Relational Database
24 56 (19.86%) Java 8

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 66 (23.40%) Oracle Service Bus
2 63 (22.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 39 (13.83%) Mule ESB
4 30 (10.64%) Apache
5 29 (10.28%) Anypoint
6 16 (5.67%) Apache Solr
7 11 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (3.90%) JBoss
8 9 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (2.13%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.77%) CMS
10 5 (1.77%) Confluence
10 5 (1.77%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.77%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (1.77%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (3.55%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.42%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.67%) Apigee
1 16 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.19%) IaaS
3 7 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.48%) GitHub
3 7 (2.48%) PaaS
4 6 (2.13%) SaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.06%) npm
6 2 (0.71%) Boomi
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.35%) Route 53
7 1 (0.35%) Slack
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.48%) HTTP
1 7 (2.48%) SSL
2 3 (1.06%) FTP
2 3 (1.06%) SMTP
2 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.71%) SMS
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.86%) Relational Database
2 19 (6.74%) RDBMS
3 17 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 15 (5.32%) MySQL
4 15 (5.32%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.19%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.77%) Endeca
8 1 (0.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 72 (25.53%) Maven
2 48 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 43 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.38%) JIRA
4 18 (6.38%) Selenium
5 14 (4.96%) JUnit
6 13 (4.61%) JMeter
7 12 (4.26%) Eclipse
7 12 (4.26%) SoapUI
8 11 (3.90%) Mercurial
8 11 (3.90%) NeoLoad
9 9 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.19%) Gradle
9 9 (3.19%) Rational Rose
10 7 (2.48%) Ant
11 6 (2.13%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.13%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.77%) Cobertura
12 5 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 94 (33.33%) Finance
2 77 (27.30%) Banking
3 65 (23.05%) Marketing
4 62 (21.99%) Telecoms
5 59 (20.92%) Manufacturing
6 55 (19.50%) Electronics
7 47 (16.67%) Front Office
8 37 (13.12%) Investment Banking
9 29 (10.28%) Retail
10 4 (1.42%) Back Office
11 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.71%) Advertising
12 2 (0.71%) Automotive
12 2 (0.71%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (71.28%) Developer
2 128 (45.39%) Java Developer
3 107 (37.94%) Integration Developer
4 79 (28.01%) Senior Developer
5 50 (17.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 43 (15.25%) Architect
7 30 (10.64%) MuleSoft Developer
8 29 (10.28%) SOA Developer
9 21 (7.45%) Agile Developer
10 20 (7.09%) Senior Agile Developer
11 17 (6.03%) Lead Developer
11 17 (6.03%) Technical Architect
12 15 (5.32%) Lead Java Developer
13 11 (3.90%) Consultant
14 10 (3.55%) Cloud Developer
15 9 (3.19%) Integration Architect
16 8 (2.84%) Analyst
17 7 (2.48%) Java Architect
18 6 (2.13%) Java Technical Architect
19 5 (1.77%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (48.58%) Middleware
2 130 (46.10%) Web Services
3 117 (41.49%) Apache Camel
4 106 (37.59%) Spring
5 103 (36.52%) SOAP
6 88 (31.21%) JSON
6 88 (31.21%) RESTful
7 68 (24.11%) REST
7 68 (24.11%) XML
8 56 (19.86%) J2EE
9 48 (17.02%) Swagger
10 46 (16.31%) XSLT
11 44 (15.60%) Spring Integration
12 36 (12.77%) WireMock
13 33 (11.70%) JTA
13 33 (11.70%) JTS
14 30 (10.64%) Hibernate
15 27 (9.57%) JMS
16 23 (8.16%) JPA
16 23 (8.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 67 (23.76%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.96%) Derivative
3 14 (4.96%) Equities
3 14 (4.96%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.13%) User Experience
5 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.77%) PKI
6 2 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.35%) Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.83%) Unix
2 37 (13.12%) Linux
3 6 (2.13%) Windows
4 3 (1.06%) AIX
4 3 (1.06%) HPUX
4 3 (1.06%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) Android
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (35.82%) TDD
3 90 (31.91%) SOA
4 62 (21.99%) Programme Management
5 55 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (19.50%) Digital Marketing
6 49 (17.38%) E-Commerce
7 46 (16.31%) Test Automation
8 44 (15.60%) Microservices
9 32 (11.35%) DevOps
10 31 (10.99%) BDD
11 29 (10.28%) Scrum
12 24 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (8.16%) UML
14 17 (6.03%) API Development
14 17 (6.03%) Web Development
15 16 (5.67%) Continuous Deployment
16 15 (5.32%) Deployment Automation
17 14 (4.96%) ATDD
17 14 (4.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 224 (79.43%) Java
2 56 (19.86%) Java 8
3 54 (19.15%) SQL
4 40 (14.18%) XPath
5 16 (5.67%) Java 9
5 16 (5.67%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.96%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.77%) Groovy
8 2 (0.71%) C#
9 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.35%) ES6
9 1 (0.35%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) Python
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (2.84%) Degree
2 3 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.35%) ISEB
3 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) QA
2 5 (1.77%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (3.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.61%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.90%) Kibana
2 11 (3.90%) logstash
2 11 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (3.55%) Ansible
4 5 (1.77%) OpenSSO
5 4 (1.42%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.42%) Puppet
6 3 (1.06%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (29.08%) Oracle
2 77 (27.30%) MuleSoft
3 70 (24.82%) WSO2
4 64 (22.70%) SAP
5 12 (4.26%) Google
6 10 (3.55%) AppDynamics
7 9 (3.19%) hybris
8 8 (2.84%) Talend
9 5 (1.77%) ATG
9 5 (1.77%) BEA
9 5 (1.77%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.42%) IBM
10 4 (1.42%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.42%) Splunk
11 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.06%) Marketo
11 3 (1.06%) Sybase
11 3 (1.06%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.35%) Pega
12 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com