Period
to 4 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 600 619 650
Rank change year-on-year +19 +31 +13
Contract jobs citing Mule 64 227 230
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.81% 1.60% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 152 178
Median daily rate £525 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £450 £450 £450
90th Percentile £601 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7,894 14,215 15,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.24% 16.13% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,065 9,250 10,212
Median daily rate £473 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 287 341
Median hourly rate £21.25 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -1.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.30 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.89
% change year-on-year +19.94% -0.69% -0.58%

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 April 2020.

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 4 April 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
South West +41 23 £525 +16.67% 1
London +64 21 £506 -15.63% 6
North of England +69 13 £463 -6.33% 1
North West +37 8 £420 - 1
Yorkshire +50 5 £488 -1.27%
East of England -30 4 £463 -11.90%
South East +86 2 £525 +23.53%
West Midlands +52 1 £620 -
Midlands +50 1 £620 +12.73% 1
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (54.69%) Java
3 34 (53.13%) Finance
4 33 (51.56%) MuleSoft
5 29 (45.31%) SOAP
5 29 (45.31%) Web Services
6 27 (42.19%) Middleware
7 25 (39.06%) Apache Camel
8 23 (35.94%) SOA
8 23 (35.94%) TDD
9 22 (34.38%) Oracle
9 22 (34.38%) WSO2
10 21 (32.81%) RESTful
11 20 (31.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (31.25%) Red Hat Fuse
12 19 (29.69%) Oracle Service Bus
12 19 (29.69%) XML
13 18 (28.13%) SAP
13 18 (28.13%) XSLT
13 18 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (28.13%) Maven
13 18 (28.13%) Public Sector
14 17 (26.56%) Marketing
14 17 (26.56%) Programme Management
14 17 (26.56%) JSON
14 17 (26.56%) Digital Marketing
14 17 (26.56%) Manufacturing
14 17 (26.56%) Electronics
14 17 (26.56%) Telecoms
15 15 (23.44%) XPath

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 20 (31.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 20 (31.25%) Red Hat Fuse
2 19 (29.69%) Oracle Service Bus
3 11 (17.19%) Anypoint
4 9 (14.06%) Confluence
5 6 (9.38%) Mule ESB
6 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Azure
3 5 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.81%) GCP
4 2 (3.13%) Boomi
5 1 (1.56%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.56%) NuGet
5 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Power BI
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Maven
2 14 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (10.94%) JUnit
5 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.25%) JBehave
5 4 (6.25%) JIRA
6 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.69%) Gradle
6 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.13%) GitLab
7 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (53.13%) Finance
2 18 (28.13%) Public Sector
3 17 (26.56%) Electronics
3 17 (26.56%) Manufacturing
3 17 (26.56%) Marketing
3 17 (26.56%) Telecoms
4 9 (14.06%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (62.50%) Developer
2 21 (32.81%) Java Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Senior Developer
4 14 (21.88%) MuleSoft Developer
4 14 (21.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (20.31%) Integration Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Lead Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Lead Java Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Consultant
9 3 (4.69%) Data Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Cloud Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Data Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Data Integration Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Designer
10 2 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) SOA Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) SOAP
1 29 (45.31%) Web Services
2 27 (42.19%) Middleware
3 25 (39.06%) Apache Camel
4 21 (32.81%) RESTful
5 19 (29.69%) XML
6 18 (28.13%) XSLT
7 17 (26.56%) JSON
8 14 (21.88%) Swagger
8 14 (21.88%) WireMock
9 10 (15.63%) Spring
10 6 (9.38%) RAML
10 6 (9.38%) REST
10 6 (9.38%) Spring Integration
11 5 (7.81%) .NET
12 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
12 4 (6.25%) WSDL
13 3 (4.69%) Apache CXF
13 3 (4.69%) J2EE
13 3 (4.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
1 4 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) FMCG
4 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) SOA
2 23 (35.94%) TDD
3 18 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (26.56%) Digital Marketing
4 17 (26.56%) Programme Management
5 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure as Code
5 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (12.50%) DevOps
7 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (7.81%) API Design
9 5 (7.81%) API Development
9 5 (7.81%) Data Integration
9 5 (7.81%) Data Modelling
9 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Digital Banking
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) Java
2 15 (23.44%) XPath
3 7 (10.94%) Java 8
3 7 (10.94%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) Go
5 1 (1.56%) Groovy
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
1 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Ansible
2 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.81%) Puppet
3 4 (6.25%) Terraform
4 1 (1.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) MuleSoft
2 22 (34.38%) Oracle
2 22 (34.38%) WSO2
3 18 (28.13%) SAP
4 15 (23.44%) Talend
5 5 (7.81%) Cisco
5 5 (7.81%) EMC
5 5 (7.81%) Google
6 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.13%) Dell
8 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.13%) webMethods
9 1 (1.56%) Murex
9 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.56%) Workday