Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 652 691
Rank change year-on-year +34 +39 +102
Contract jobs citing Mule 241 220 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.52% 1.22% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 152 118
England median daily rate £525 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -6.91%
10th Percentile £450 £400 £350
90th Percentile £623 £625 £616
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -14.14%
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 15817 18075 18417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.68% 18.58% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10482 11792 11709
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 447 550
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.05 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
East of England +90 103 £525 +40.00% 1
London -55 83 £525 +5.00% 8
South West -3 23 £441 -19.77% 5
North of England +37 14 £463 -7.50% 1
West Midlands +10 10 £540 +9.09%
Midlands 0 10 £540 +8.84%
Yorkshire +8 9 £450 -10.00%
South East -10 8 £450 +25.00% 1
North West +23 5 £475 -5.00% 1
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mule also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Mule.

1 168 (69.71%) Java
2 161 (66.80%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (53.11%) TDD
4 122 (50.62%) Middleware
5 115 (47.72%) Apache Camel
6 113 (46.89%) Maven
6 113 (46.89%) JSON
7 104 (43.15%) Finance
8 102 (42.32%) XML
8 102 (42.32%) SOA
9 96 (39.83%) WSO2
10 94 (39.00%) SAP
11 91 (37.76%) XSLT
12 89 (36.93%) Business Intelligence
13 88 (36.51%) Manufacturing
13 88 (36.51%) Electronics
13 88 (36.51%) Telecoms
13 88 (36.51%) Programme Management
13 88 (36.51%) Digital Marketing
13 88 (36.51%) Marketing
14 87 (36.10%) Oracle
15 83 (34.44%) XPath
16 82 (34.02%) Greenfield Project
17 78 (32.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 77 (31.95%) Swagger
18 77 (31.95%) Oracle Service Bus
19 76 (31.54%) WireMock
20 72 (29.88%) Spring
21 71 (29.46%) SOAP
22 62 (25.73%) Web Services

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 78 (32.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 77 (31.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 59 (24.48%) Mule ESB
4 16 (6.64%) JBoss
5 12 (4.98%) Confluence
6 11 (4.56%) WebLogic
7 10 (4.15%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (2.90%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.49%) Anypoint
9 6 (2.49%) Apache
9 6 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.24%) Alfresco
11 3 (1.24%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.83%) GemFire
12 2 (0.83%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.83%) WildFly
13 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.98%) PaaS
4 11 (4.56%) GitHub
5 9 (3.73%) IaaS
6 7 (2.90%) SaaS
7 5 (2.07%) Force.com
8 3 (1.24%) Boomi
8 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.83%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.41%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.98%) HTTP
1 12 (4.98%) SSL
2 8 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.07%) SMS
4 4 (1.66%) AMQP
5 2 (0.83%) Network Security
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.37%) Relational Database
2 16 (6.64%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.32%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.49%) MySQL
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.83%) DataStax
8 2 (0.83%) Redis
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.41%) HBase
9 1 (0.41%) Power BI
9 1 (0.41%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 113 (46.89%) Maven
2 39 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 30 (12.45%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.98%) JIRA
4 12 (4.98%) JUnit
5 10 (4.15%) Cucumber
5 10 (4.15%) Gradle
5 10 (4.15%) Selenium
6 9 (3.73%) Subversion
7 8 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.90%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.49%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.07%) Ant
10 5 (2.07%) Cobertura
10 5 (2.07%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.66%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.66%) jMock
12 3 (1.24%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 104 (43.15%) Finance
2 88 (36.51%) Electronics
2 88 (36.51%) Manufacturing
2 88 (36.51%) Marketing
2 88 (36.51%) Telecoms
3 27 (11.20%) Banking
4 11 (4.56%) Front Office
4 11 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.49%) Retail
6 5 (2.07%) Back Office
7 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 187 (77.59%) Developer
2 90 (37.34%) Integration Developer
3 73 (30.29%) Senior Developer
4 61 (25.31%) Java Developer
5 60 (24.90%) Agile Developer
5 60 (24.90%) SOA Developer
6 31 (12.86%) Senior Agile Developer
7 27 (11.20%) Lead Developer
8 26 (10.79%) Architect
9 21 (8.71%) MuleSoft Developer
10 16 (6.64%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Technical Leader
12 7 (2.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
13 6 (2.49%) Java Architect
13 6 (2.49%) Java Engineer
13 6 (2.49%) Middleware Developer
14 5 (2.07%) Java Software Engineer
14 5 (2.07%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (50.62%) Middleware
2 115 (47.72%) Apache Camel
3 113 (46.89%) JSON
4 102 (42.32%) XML
5 91 (37.76%) XSLT
6 77 (31.95%) Swagger
7 76 (31.54%) WireMock
8 72 (29.88%) Spring
9 71 (29.46%) SOAP
10 62 (25.73%) Web Services
11 47 (19.50%) RESTful
12 44 (18.26%) REST
13 30 (12.45%) J2EE
14 23 (9.54%) AngularJS
15 22 (9.13%) Spring Boot
16 21 (8.71%) Java EE
17 20 (8.30%) HTML
18 17 (7.05%) Hibernate
19 15 (6.22%) ActiveMQ
19 15 (6.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 82 (34.02%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.90%) User Experience
5 6 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.41%) Fintech
8 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.28%) Linux
1 32 (13.28%) Unix
2 12 (4.98%) Windows
3 7 (2.90%) AIX
3 7 (2.90%) HPUX
3 7 (2.90%) Solaris
4 6 (2.49%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.24%) Android
5 3 (1.24%) CentOS
5 3 (1.24%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (66.80%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (53.11%) TDD
3 102 (42.32%) SOA
4 89 (36.93%) Business Intelligence
5 88 (36.51%) Digital Marketing
5 88 (36.51%) Programme Management
6 44 (18.26%) Scrum
7 31 (12.86%) DevOps
8 28 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (10.37%) E-Commerce
10 22 (9.13%) Microservices
11 20 (8.30%) MVC
12 19 (7.88%) Test Automation
13 18 (7.47%) Kanban
14 17 (7.05%) BDD
15 15 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (5.39%) Mentoring
16 13 (5.39%) OO
17 12 (4.98%) Continuous Deployment
17 12 (4.98%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 168 (69.71%) Java
2 83 (34.44%) XPath
3 24 (9.96%) SQL
4 17 (7.05%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.39%) Groovy
5 13 (5.39%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.15%) Scala
7 7 (2.90%) Perl
8 5 (2.07%) Apex Code
8 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.66%) Python
10 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (0.83%) CISA
1 2 (0.83%) CISM
1 2 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (4.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.41%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.98%) Ansible
2 11 (4.56%) Puppet
3 8 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.49%) MOM
5 4 (1.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (1.24%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.83%) CloudHub
7 2 (0.83%) Kibana
7 2 (0.83%) logstash
8 1 (0.41%) Icinga
8 1 (0.41%) Nagios
8 1 (0.41%) Rancher
8 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 96 (39.83%) WSO2
2 94 (39.00%) SAP
3 87 (36.10%) Oracle
4 44 (18.26%) MuleSoft
5 10 (4.15%) webMethods
6 7 (2.90%) Adobe
6 7 (2.90%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.90%) TIBCO
7 6 (2.49%) Splunk
8 5 (2.07%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.07%) hybris
8 5 (2.07%) Informatica
8 5 (2.07%) Sybase
9 4 (1.66%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.66%) New Relic
10 3 (1.24%) Dell
10 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.24%) Talend
11 2 (0.83%) HP