Period
to 4 December 2020

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 4 December 2020 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 706 615
Rank change year-on-year +377 -91 +34
Contract jobs citing Mule 197 68 279
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.091% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.26% 0.62% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 52 202
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.32%
10th Percentile £408 £426 £463
90th Percentile £700 £718 £700
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 4,629 11,049 15,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 14.75% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 7,189 10,426
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £277
90th Percentile £655 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +2.78% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 372
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.52 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.57% -4.56% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £60.40 £53.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%

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 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Mule in England

Mule
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mule in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 4 December 2020. 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 +255 119 £650 +22.07% 26
North of England +126 41 £500 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire +81 37 £450 -21.74% 2
Midlands - 24 £432 -
West Midlands - 18 £432 -
South West +111 9 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands - 6 £315 -
North West +68 4 £563 +25.00% 1
East of England +80 2 £488 -22.00%
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 188 (95.43%) Java
2 140 (71.07%) Spring
3 112 (56.85%) Middleware
4 94 (47.72%) REST
5 93 (47.21%) Apache Camel
6 89 (45.18%) Banking
7 85 (43.15%) Spring Integration
8 82 (41.62%) JSON
9 81 (41.12%) Unix
10 77 (39.09%) Web Services
10 77 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (38.58%) JIRA
12 75 (38.07%) Finance
13 72 (36.55%) Docker
14 70 (35.53%) Front Office
14 70 (35.53%) Linux
15 66 (33.50%) Kubernetes
15 66 (33.50%) Confluence
16 65 (32.99%) Git (software)
17 63 (31.98%) Maven
18 62 (31.47%) Red Hat Fuse
19 59 (29.95%) TDD
19 59 (29.95%) XML
19 59 (29.95%) JUnit
20 58 (29.44%) Jenkins
21 57 (28.93%) Relational Database
21 57 (28.93%) Test Automation
22 52 (26.40%) AWS
23 50 (25.38%) Spring Boot
24 47 (23.86%) DevOps

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 (33.50%) Confluence
2 62 (31.47%) Red Hat Fuse
3 41 (20.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 18 (9.14%) Oracle Service Bus
4 18 (9.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (9.14%) WebLogic
5 15 (7.61%) JBoss
6 6 (3.05%) Anypoint
6 6 (3.05%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.03%) Mule ESB
8 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.02%) FileNet
9 1 (0.51%) Jetty
9 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.58%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 52 (26.40%) AWS
2 42 (21.32%) GitHub
3 39 (19.80%) Slack
4 28 (14.21%) PaaS
5 27 (13.71%) IaaS
6 17 (8.63%) npm
7 15 (7.61%) OpenShift
8 11 (5.58%) Azure
9 8 (4.06%) GCP
10 6 (3.05%) Tricentis Tosca
11 2 (1.02%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.51%) Apigee
12 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.51%) Boomi
12 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.61%) HTTP
2 14 (7.11%) SSL
3 8 (4.06%) DNS
3 8 (4.06%) Firewall
3 8 (4.06%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (4.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) FTP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.93%) Relational Database
2 29 (14.72%) MongoDB
3 26 (13.20%) MySQL
4 18 (9.14%) SQL Server
5 17 (8.63%) Hadoop
6 12 (6.09%) NoSQL
7 11 (5.58%) Apache Hive
8 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (2.54%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 76 (38.58%) JIRA
2 65 (32.99%) Git (software)
3 63 (31.98%) Maven
4 59 (29.95%) JUnit
5 58 (29.44%) Jenkins
6 44 (22.34%) Mockito
7 41 (20.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 35 (17.77%) Selenium
9 31 (15.74%) Cucumber
10 30 (15.23%) IntelliJ
11 27 (13.71%) Android Studio
11 27 (13.71%) CocoaPods
11 27 (13.71%) Xcode
12 21 (10.66%) Subversion
13 18 (9.14%) Toad
14 15 (7.61%) jMock
15 14 (7.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (7.11%) FishEye
16 12 (6.09%) Hudson
16 12 (6.09%) SoapUI
General
1 89 (45.18%) Banking
2 75 (38.07%) Finance
3 70 (35.53%) Front Office
4 42 (21.32%) Investment Banking
5 30 (15.23%) Public Sector
6 23 (11.68%) Marketing
7 21 (10.66%) Electronics
7 21 (10.66%) Manufacturing
7 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (64.47%) Developer
2 118 (59.90%) Java Developer
3 71 (36.04%) Integration Developer
4 46 (23.35%) Senior Developer
5 44 (22.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 25 (12.69%) Senior Integration Developer
7 15 (7.61%) Java Middleware Developer
7 15 (7.61%) Middleware Developer
8 11 (5.58%) Lead Developer
8 11 (5.58%) Lead Java Developer
9 10 (5.08%) Senior Middleware Developer
10 9 (4.57%) Analyst
10 9 (4.57%) Consultant
10 9 (4.57%) Test Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) Architect
12 6 (3.05%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Test Engineer
13 5 (2.54%) MuleSoft Developer
14 4 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 3 (1.52%) MuleSoft Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (71.07%) Spring
2 112 (56.85%) Middleware
3 94 (47.72%) REST
4 93 (47.21%) Apache Camel
5 85 (43.15%) Spring Integration
6 82 (41.62%) JSON
7 77 (39.09%) Web Services
8 59 (29.95%) XML
9 50 (25.38%) Spring Boot
10 45 (22.84%) SOAP
10 45 (22.84%) WireMock
11 43 (21.83%) Node.js
12 30 (15.23%) XSLT
13 27 (13.71%) React
14 20 (10.15%) Java EE
14 20 (10.15%) RESTful
15 19 (9.64%) Hibernate
15 19 (9.64%) JMS
15 19 (9.64%) JTA
15 19 (9.64%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.77%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.63%) Fixed Income
3 4 (2.03%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.02%) Clustering
4 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.12%) Unix
2 70 (35.53%) Linux
3 27 (13.71%) Android
3 27 (13.71%) Apple iOS
4 24 (12.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (29.95%) TDD
3 57 (28.93%) Test Automation
4 47 (23.86%) DevOps
4 47 (23.86%) Scrum
5 42 (21.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 41 (20.81%) Kanban
7 40 (20.30%) BDD
8 39 (19.80%) Pair Programming
9 33 (16.75%) Microservices
10 31 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (15.74%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 27 (13.71%) Android Development
11 27 (13.71%) iOS Development
12 25 (12.69%) Data Engineering
13 23 (11.68%) SOA
14 21 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (10.66%) Digital Marketing
14 21 (10.66%) Programme Management
15 19 (9.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 188 (95.43%) Java
2 32 (16.24%) Python
3 30 (15.23%) SQL
4 28 (14.21%) Java 8
5 27 (13.71%) Apple Swift
5 27 (13.71%) Kotlin
6 19 (9.64%) XPath
7 13 (6.60%) ES6
8 11 (5.58%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.51%) C#
10 1 (0.51%) Groovy
10 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.08%) ISEB
1 10 (5.08%) ISTQB
1 10 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 72 (36.55%) Docker
2 11 (5.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 66 (33.50%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.08%) Rancher
3 4 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.03%) Puppet
4 3 (1.52%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (20.81%) AppDynamics
1 41 (20.81%) Splunk
2 38 (19.29%) Oracle
3 32 (16.24%) SAP
4 19 (9.64%) MuleSoft
5 18 (9.14%) Atlassian
5 18 (9.14%) WSO2
6 15 (7.61%) Sybase
7 13 (6.60%) Blue Coat
7 13 (6.60%) F5
8 12 (6.09%) Murex
9 10 (5.08%) Microsoft
10 8 (4.06%) Talend
10 8 (4.06%) webMethods
11 4 (2.03%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
13 2 (1.02%) Google
13 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.51%) Dell
14 1 (0.51%) IBM