Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 618 655 719
Rank change year-on-year +37 +64 +12
Contract jobs citing Mule 229 175 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.50% 1.10% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 123 82
England median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £448 £400 £356
90th Percentile £625 £598 £636
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +7.89% +0.53% +11.18%
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 15,270 15,922 16,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.37% 17.90% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,291 10,308 10,636
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 338 464
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.99
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +11.11%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +17 117 £520 +12.43% 20
East of England +47 58 £513 +10.81% 8
South West +9 23 £400 -3.61% 4
South East -12 16 £450 -
Midlands +15 12 £560 +16.67%
West Midlands +15 12 £560 +15.46%
North of England -16 3 £525 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire -44 3 £525 +5.00% 1
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 175 (76.42%) Java
2 140 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (43.67%) SOAP
4 98 (42.79%) Maven
5 96 (41.92%) TDD
6 92 (40.17%) Web Services
7 83 (36.24%) Middleware
7 83 (36.24%) Apache Camel
8 82 (35.81%) SOA
9 79 (34.50%) Mule ESB
10 78 (34.06%) RESTful
11 77 (33.62%) XML
11 77 (33.62%) Finance
12 71 (31.00%) JSON
13 68 (29.69%) Spring
14 60 (26.20%) SAP
14 60 (26.20%) XSLT
15 57 (24.89%) Oracle
16 56 (24.45%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (24.45%) Programme Management
16 56 (24.45%) Manufacturing
16 56 (24.45%) Electronics
16 56 (24.45%) Telecoms
16 56 (24.45%) Marketing
16 56 (24.45%) Digital Marketing
16 56 (24.45%) Swagger
17 55 (24.02%) MuleSoft
17 55 (24.02%) DevOps
17 55 (24.02%) Jenkins
18 54 (23.58%) WSO2

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 79 (34.50%) Mule ESB
2 50 (21.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 49 (21.40%) Oracle Service Bus
4 19 (8.30%) Apache
5 16 (6.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (6.55%) Confluence
7 13 (5.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (5.68%) Apache Solr
8 11 (4.80%) JBoss
9 10 (4.37%) CMS
9 10 (4.37%) SharePoint
10 9 (3.93%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (3.93%) WebLogic Portal
11 8 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (3.49%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.18%) Anypoint
13 4 (1.75%) Alfresco
13 4 (1.75%) WebSphere
14 3 (1.31%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (19.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (17.90%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.80%) GitHub
3 11 (4.80%) IaaS
3 11 (4.80%) PaaS
4 10 (4.37%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (3.06%) npm
7 5 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.18%) Force.com
7 5 (2.18%) Serverless
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.87%) Boomi
9 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.44%) SaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.49%) SSL
2 7 (3.06%) FTP
2 7 (3.06%) SMTP
3 4 (1.75%) SMS
4 2 (0.87%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.44%) DHCP
5 1 (0.44%) DNS
5 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.28%) Relational Database
2 27 (11.79%) MongoDB
3 22 (9.61%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.49%) Endeca
4 8 (3.49%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (3.06%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.62%) Hazelcast
6 6 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.87%) Big Data
9 2 (0.87%) HBase
9 2 (0.87%) Redis
10 1 (0.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.44%) MySQL
10 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 98 (42.79%) Maven
2 55 (24.02%) Jenkins
3 30 (13.10%) Gradle
4 26 (11.35%) Git (software)
5 18 (7.86%) JUnit
6 15 (6.55%) JIRA
7 10 (4.37%) Eclipse
8 8 (3.49%) Ant
8 8 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.49%) Selenium
8 8 (3.49%) SonarQube
8 8 (3.49%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.06%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.06%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.06%) Bower
9 7 (3.06%) Cobertura
9 7 (3.06%) Grunt
9 7 (3.06%) gulp
10 4 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
General
1 77 (33.62%) Finance
2 56 (24.45%) Electronics
2 56 (24.45%) Manufacturing
2 56 (24.45%) Marketing
2 56 (24.45%) Telecoms
3 39 (17.03%) Banking
4 13 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.93%) Retail
6 6 (2.62%) Front Office
7 5 (2.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (63.76%) Developer
2 67 (29.26%) Java Developer
3 63 (27.51%) Integration Developer
4 48 (20.96%) Senior Developer
5 36 (15.72%) SOA Developer
6 28 (12.23%) Agile Developer
7 23 (10.04%) Architect
8 22 (9.61%) Senior Agile Developer
9 21 (9.17%) MuleSoft Developer
10 19 (8.30%) Lead Developer
11 18 (7.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Software Engineer
12 13 (5.68%) Technical Architect
13 12 (5.24%) Java Engineer
14 9 (3.93%) AWS DevOps
15 8 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
15 8 (3.49%) Java Software Engineer
15 8 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 7 (3.06%) Operations Engineer
16 7 (3.06%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (43.67%) SOAP
2 92 (40.17%) Web Services
3 83 (36.24%) Apache Camel
3 83 (36.24%) Middleware
4 78 (34.06%) RESTful
5 77 (33.62%) XML
6 71 (31.00%) JSON
7 68 (29.69%) Spring
8 60 (26.20%) XSLT
9 56 (24.45%) Swagger
10 48 (20.96%) WireMock
11 43 (18.78%) REST
12 33 (14.41%) Java EE
13 32 (13.97%) Hibernate
13 32 (13.97%) Spring Boot
14 25 (10.92%) J2EE
15 23 (10.04%) ActiveMQ
16 21 (9.17%) HTML
17 18 (7.86%) JSP
18 17 (7.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (23.58%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.37%) PKI
4 9 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.49%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.18%) User Experience
7 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.87%) Clustering
8 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.41%) Linux
2 24 (10.48%) Unix
3 6 (2.62%) Windows
4 4 (1.75%) Android
4 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.75%) CentOS
5 3 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) AIX
6 1 (0.44%) HPUX
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Solaris
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (41.92%) TDD
3 82 (35.81%) SOA
4 56 (24.45%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (24.45%) Digital Marketing
4 56 (24.45%) Programme Management
5 55 (24.02%) DevOps
6 42 (18.34%) MVC
7 33 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (13.54%) Scrum
9 25 (10.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (10.48%) Microservices
11 23 (10.04%) BDD
12 18 (7.86%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.86%) Software Engineering
13 17 (7.42%) CRM
14 15 (6.55%) B2C
14 15 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.68%) Build Automation
15 13 (5.68%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 175 (76.42%) Java
2 49 (21.40%) XPath
3 22 (9.61%) JavaScript
4 20 (8.73%) Bash Shell
5 19 (8.30%) Scala
5 19 (8.30%) SQL
6 15 (6.55%) Perl
7 14 (6.11%) Python
8 9 (3.93%) Ruby
9 7 (3.06%) Groovy
10 6 (2.62%) Apex Code
10 6 (2.62%) C#
11 5 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.87%) VBA
14 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.44%) ES6
14 1 (0.44%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.80%) Degree
2 2 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.80%) QA
System Software
1 24 (10.48%) Docker
2 6 (2.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (8.30%) Ansible
2 17 (7.42%) Single Sign-On
3 16 (6.99%) Puppet
4 12 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.80%) Kubernetes
6 10 (4.37%) CA Single Sign-On
6 10 (4.37%) OpenSSO
7 9 (3.93%) Icinga
7 9 (3.93%) Nagios
7 9 (3.93%) Terraform
8 7 (3.06%) Rancher
9 4 (1.75%) MOM
10 3 (1.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 60 (26.20%) SAP
2 57 (24.89%) Oracle
3 55 (24.02%) MuleSoft
4 54 (23.58%) WSO2
5 23 (10.04%) Splunk
6 21 (9.17%) AppDynamics
7 16 (6.99%) New Relic
8 13 (5.68%) Microsoft
9 12 (5.24%) Adobe
10 10 (4.37%) Sitecore
11 9 (3.93%) ATG
11 9 (3.93%) BEA
12 8 (3.49%) TIBCO
13 7 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (2.62%) Informatica
14 6 (2.62%) webMethods
15 5 (2.18%) hybris
15 5 (2.18%) IBM
15 5 (2.18%) Talend
16 4 (1.75%) Atlassian