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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 472 477 566
Rank change year-on-year +5 +89  
Contract jobs citing Mule 110 155 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.55% 1.75% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 122 32
Median daily rate £525 £500 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +16.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £650 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £465 £391
% change year-on-year +14.24% +18.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mule is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7075 8843 9046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.66% 17.91% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4553 6003 5754
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 203 309
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.49 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Mule as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 51 £525 +0.96% 6
East of England +22 36 £538 +19.44% 2
South East +32 9 £469 +30.20%
Yorkshire +26 7 £400 - 1
West Midlands +22 3 £550 +57.59%
South West -8 3 £365 -10.15% 2
North West +17 1 - -
East Midlands -19 1 £550 -8.33%
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 120 (68.18%) Java
2 94 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (49.43%) TDD
4 82 (46.59%) JSON
5 80 (45.45%) Finance
5 80 (45.45%) XML
6 77 (43.75%) Apache Camel
7 71 (40.34%) Oracle
8 69 (39.20%) Middleware
9 65 (36.93%) SOA
9 65 (36.93%) Maven
10 62 (35.23%) Spring
11 59 (33.52%) Marketing
12 58 (32.95%) XSLT
13 57 (32.39%) Business Intelligence
14 55 (31.25%) SAP
14 55 (31.25%) Electronics
14 55 (31.25%) Telecoms
14 55 (31.25%) Manufacturing
14 55 (31.25%) Programme Management
14 55 (31.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 55 (31.25%) Digital Marketing
15 53 (30.11%) Swagger
16 52 (29.55%) WSO2
16 52 (29.55%) Greenfield Project
17 51 (28.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 51 (28.98%) XPath
18 47 (26.70%) WireMock
18 47 (26.70%) Oracle Service Bus
19 44 (25.00%) SOAP

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 51 (28.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 47 (26.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 44 (25.00%) Mule ESB
4 24 (13.64%) Tomcat
5 22 (12.50%) Anypoint
6 17 (9.66%) WebSphere
7 14 (7.95%) JBoss
8 12 (6.82%) WebLogic
9 11 (6.25%) Apache
10 9 (5.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (4.55%) Alfresco
12 6 (3.41%) Confluence
12 6 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (2.84%) Apache Solr
14 4 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (2.27%) Apache Spark
15 3 (1.70%) Apache Pig
15 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (1.14%) CMS
16 2 (1.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 55 (31.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.41%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.39%) GitHub
3 9 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (2.27%) IaaS
7 4 (2.27%) PaaS
7 4 (2.27%) SaaS
8 3 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) HTTP
2 5 (2.84%) Network Security
3 4 (2.27%) SSL
3 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.70%) FTP
4 3 (1.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.39%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.41%) Endeca
4 6 (3.41%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.84%) DataStax
6 3 (1.70%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.70%) Big Data
6 3 (1.70%) HBase
6 3 (1.70%) QlikView
6 3 (1.70%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.14%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 65 (36.93%) Maven
2 43 (24.43%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.95%) JIRA
4 13 (7.39%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.39%) Selenium
5 9 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (5.11%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.55%) JUnit
7 7 (3.98%) Appium
7 7 (3.98%) Calabash
7 7 (3.98%) Subversion
7 7 (3.98%) webpack
8 6 (3.41%) EasyMock
8 6 (3.41%) Mockito
8 6 (3.41%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.41%) SonarQube
8 6 (3.41%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.84%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.84%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 80 (45.45%) Finance
2 59 (33.52%) Marketing
3 55 (31.25%) Electronics
3 55 (31.25%) Manufacturing
3 55 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 39 (22.16%) Banking
5 16 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 13 (7.39%) Retail
7 5 (2.84%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.27%) Law
9 3 (1.70%) Front Office
10 2 (1.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 127 (72.16%) Developer
2 49 (27.84%) Integration Developer
3 46 (26.14%) Java Developer
4 44 (25.00%) SOA Developer
5 40 (22.73%) Agile Developer
6 33 (18.75%) Architect
7 17 (9.66%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (9.66%) Technical Architect
8 15 (8.52%) MuleSoft Developer
9 13 (7.39%) Senior Developer
10 11 (6.25%) Middleware Developer
11 10 (5.68%) Lead Developer
12 8 (4.55%) Java Architect
13 6 (3.41%) Angular Developer
13 6 (3.41%) Applications Architect
13 6 (3.41%) Java Middleware Developer
13 6 (3.41%) Salesforce Architect
13 6 (3.41%) Senior Agile Developer
13 6 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
14 5 (2.84%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (46.59%) JSON
2 80 (45.45%) XML
3 77 (43.75%) Apache Camel
4 69 (39.20%) Middleware
5 62 (35.23%) Spring
6 58 (32.95%) XSLT
7 53 (30.11%) Swagger
8 47 (26.70%) WireMock
9 44 (25.00%) SOAP
10 42 (23.86%) REST
11 39 (22.16%) AngularJS
12 30 (17.05%) Hibernate
13 23 (13.07%) RESTful
14 22 (12.50%) JPA
15 21 (11.93%) Java EE
15 21 (11.93%) Spring Boot
16 20 (11.36%) JMS
16 20 (11.36%) Web Services
17 19 (10.80%) WebSphere MQ
18 17 (9.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (29.55%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (10.23%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.41%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.84%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.70%) DataPower
9 2 (1.14%) User Experience
10 1 (0.57%) Animation
10 1 (0.57%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.93%) Linux
2 18 (10.23%) Unix
3 9 (5.11%) Windows
4 7 (3.98%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.41%) Android
6 4 (2.27%) AIX
6 4 (2.27%) HPUX
6 4 (2.27%) Solaris
7 3 (1.70%) CentOS
7 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (49.43%) TDD
3 65 (36.93%) SOA
4 57 (32.39%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (31.25%) Digital Marketing
5 55 (31.25%) Programme Management
6 39 (22.16%) Microservices
7 26 (14.77%) OO
7 26 (14.77%) Open Source
8 25 (14.20%) DevOps
9 23 (13.07%) BDD
10 21 (11.93%) MVC
10 21 (11.93%) Scrum
11 16 (9.09%) SDLC
12 14 (7.95%) API Development
12 14 (7.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (7.95%) UML
13 13 (7.39%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
15 10 (5.68%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (68.18%) Java
2 51 (28.98%) XPath
3 35 (19.89%) SQL
4 19 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.55%) Groovy
7 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.84%) Apex Code
8 5 (2.84%) Perl
8 5 (2.84%) SOQL
8 5 (2.84%) SOSL
9 3 (1.70%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.57%) C#
10 1 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (2.84%) CISA
1 5 (2.84%) CISM
1 5 (2.84%) CISSP
1 5 (2.84%) Degree
2 4 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) QA
2 7 (3.98%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.84%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (3.41%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.70%) HDFS
3 2 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.98%) Puppet
2 6 (3.41%) Kibana
3 5 (2.84%) logstash
4 4 (2.27%) Ansible
4 4 (2.27%) MOM
4 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.14%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.57%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 71 (40.34%) Oracle
2 55 (31.25%) SAP
3 52 (29.55%) WSO2
4 37 (21.02%) MuleSoft
5 14 (7.95%) IBM
6 10 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (5.11%) Informatica
8 8 (4.55%) Splunk
9 7 (3.98%) Demandware
10 6 (3.41%) ATG
10 6 (3.41%) Cloudera
10 6 (3.41%) hybris
10 6 (3.41%) Omniture
11 5 (2.84%) AppDynamics
11 5 (2.84%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.27%) Ab Initio
12 4 (2.27%) Adobe
12 4 (2.27%) Tableau
12 4 (2.27%) webMethods
13 3 (1.70%) Microsoft
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