Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 626 597 637
Rank change year-on-year -29 +40 +78
Contract jobs citing Mule 244 239 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.55% 1.60% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 170 191
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £456 £420 £363
90th Percentile £700 £619 £656
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
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 15,704 14,981 18,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.80% 17.01% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,377 9,738 12,334
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.83%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £437 £420
% change year-on-year +2.92% +4.11% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 380 429
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £45.05
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.40 £20.39
% change year-on-year +5.68% -4.87% +1.95%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -1 118 £600 +9.09% 9
East of England +1 88 £525 -2.33% 9
North of England -20 13 £406 +1.56%
South East -22 13 £484 +3.25%
Midlands -8 11 £595 +9.17% 1
Yorkshire -18 11 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands +14 7 £550 -
South West -11 6 £400 -4.48%
West Midlands -30 4 £595 +9.17% 1
North West -17 2 £400 -15.79%
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 195 (79.92%) Java
2 146 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (50.41%) Middleware
4 120 (49.18%) Web Services
5 108 (44.26%) Apache Camel
6 98 (40.16%) SOAP
7 90 (36.89%) Spring
8 89 (36.48%) JSON
9 88 (36.07%) SOA
10 85 (34.84%) TDD
11 84 (34.43%) Finance
12 73 (29.92%) RESTful
13 71 (29.10%) Oracle
14 63 (25.82%) XML
15 62 (25.41%) Oracle Service Bus
16 61 (25.00%) Maven
16 61 (25.00%) WSO2
16 61 (25.00%) REST
17 59 (24.18%) MuleSoft
17 59 (24.18%) Marketing
18 58 (23.77%) SAP
18 58 (23.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 56 (22.95%) Greenfield Project
19 56 (22.95%) Telecoms
19 56 (22.95%) Programme Management
19 56 (22.95%) Banking
20 55 (22.54%) Digital Marketing
20 55 (22.54%) Electronics
20 55 (22.54%) Manufacturing
20 55 (22.54%) Business Intelligence

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 62 (25.41%) Oracle Service Bus
2 58 (23.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (17.21%) Mule ESB
4 32 (13.11%) Apache
5 14 (5.74%) Anypoint
6 10 (4.10%) Apache Solr
7 9 (3.69%) JBoss
7 9 (3.69%) WebSphere
8 8 (3.28%) CMS
8 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (3.28%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.46%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.23%) nginx
12 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.82%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.69%) IaaS
3 8 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.28%) GitHub
4 6 (2.46%) OpenShift
4 6 (2.46%) PaaS
4 6 (2.46%) SaaS
5 3 (1.23%) Boomi
5 3 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) npm
6 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.46%) SSL
2 5 (2.05%) HTTP
2 5 (2.05%) SMS
3 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.49%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.97%) MongoDB
3 11 (4.51%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.51%) RDBMS
4 10 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.28%) Endeca
6 6 (2.46%) HBase
7 5 (2.05%) Big Data
8 3 (1.23%) MySQL
9 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.41%) DataStage
10 1 (0.41%) DB2
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (25.00%) Maven
2 37 (15.16%) Jenkins
3 23 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.74%) JIRA
4 14 (5.74%) JUnit
5 12 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (4.10%) Cobertura
7 8 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (3.28%) Selenium
8 7 (2.87%) Rational Rose
9 6 (2.46%) Ant
9 6 (2.46%) Gradle
10 5 (2.05%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.05%) MSBuild
10 5 (2.05%) NUnit
10 5 (2.05%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.64%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.64%) Cucumber
General
1 84 (34.43%) Finance
2 59 (24.18%) Marketing
3 56 (22.95%) Banking
3 56 (22.95%) Telecoms
4 55 (22.54%) Electronics
4 55 (22.54%) Manufacturing
5 41 (16.80%) Front Office
6 34 (13.93%) Investment Banking
7 10 (4.10%) Retail
8 4 (1.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Finnish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (70.90%) Developer
2 103 (42.21%) Integration Developer
3 95 (38.93%) Java Developer
4 54 (22.13%) Senior Developer
5 42 (17.21%) Architect
6 29 (11.89%) SOA Developer
7 25 (10.25%) MuleSoft Developer
8 18 (7.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (6.97%) Technical Architect
10 15 (6.15%) Agile Developer
10 15 (6.15%) Lead Developer
11 14 (5.74%) Lead Java Developer
11 14 (5.74%) Senior Agile Developer
12 10 (4.10%) Consultant
13 9 (3.69%) Analyst
14 7 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.87%) Integration Architect
14 7 (2.87%) Java Architect
15 6 (2.46%) Sitecore Architect
16 5 (2.05%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (50.41%) Middleware
2 120 (49.18%) Web Services
3 108 (44.26%) Apache Camel
4 98 (40.16%) SOAP
5 90 (36.89%) Spring
6 89 (36.48%) JSON
7 73 (29.92%) RESTful
8 63 (25.82%) XML
9 61 (25.00%) REST
10 50 (20.49%) XSLT
11 49 (20.08%) J2EE
12 46 (18.85%) Swagger
13 40 (16.39%) Spring Integration
14 39 (15.98%) WireMock
15 29 (11.89%) JTA
15 29 (11.89%) JTS
16 22 (9.02%) Hibernate
17 17 (6.97%) JPA
18 15 (6.15%) Java EE
18 15 (6.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 56 (22.95%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.92%) Derivative
3 12 (4.92%) Equities
3 12 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.28%) PKI
5 6 (2.46%) Clustering
6 5 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.64%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) DataPower
8 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.75%) Unix
2 35 (14.34%) Linux
3 6 (2.46%) Android
3 6 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.64%) Windows
5 2 (0.82%) AIX
5 2 (0.82%) HPUX
5 2 (0.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) CentOS
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (36.07%) SOA
3 85 (34.84%) TDD
4 56 (22.95%) Programme Management
5 55 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (22.54%) Digital Marketing
6 36 (14.75%) DevOps
7 35 (14.34%) Test Automation
8 33 (13.52%) E-Commerce
8 33 (13.52%) Scrum
9 28 (11.48%) BDD
10 27 (11.07%) Microservices
11 22 (9.02%) Unit Testing
12 21 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (8.20%) ATDD
14 19 (7.79%) API Development
15 13 (5.33%) CRM
15 13 (5.33%) SDLC
16 12 (4.92%) B2C
16 12 (4.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 195 (79.92%) Java
2 49 (20.08%) XPath
3 39 (15.98%) Java 8
3 39 (15.98%) SQL
4 10 (4.10%) Java 9
4 10 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.28%) C#
6 7 (2.87%) Perl
7 5 (2.05%) Groovy
7 5 (2.05%) XAML
8 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.64%) Python
9 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.41%) Clojure
10 1 (0.41%) ClojureScript
10 1 (0.41%) ES6
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (4.92%) Degree
2 5 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.92%) Ansible
1 12 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.28%) OpenSSO
3 7 (2.87%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (2.87%) Puppet
4 6 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.82%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.82%) Kibana
5 2 (0.82%) logstash
Vendors
1 71 (29.10%) Oracle
2 61 (25.00%) WSO2
3 59 (24.18%) MuleSoft
4 58 (23.77%) SAP
5 11 (4.51%) AppDynamics
6 9 (3.69%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.28%) Apigee
7 8 (3.28%) ATG
7 8 (3.28%) BEA
7 8 (3.28%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.28%) Talend
8 7 (2.87%) IBM
9 6 (2.46%) hybris
10 4 (1.64%) Splunk
10 4 (1.64%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.23%) Adobe
11 3 (1.23%) Marketo
12 2 (0.82%) Dell
12 2 (0.82%) Google
12 2 (0.82%) JD Edwards