Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 624 353 687
Rank change year-on-year -271 +334 -89
Contract jobs citing Mule 118 137 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.52% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.37% 3.51% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 108 57
10th Percentile £411 £405 £420
25th Percentile £525 £435 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% - -4.55%
75th Percentile £670 £700 £600
90th Percentile £700 " £650
UK median daily rate £650 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% -

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 8,635 3,907 11,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.87% 14.70% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,992 2,667 7,761
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 108 240
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.56 £13.61
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.19 £19.98
Median % change year-on-year +5.90% +11.05% -0.09%
75th Percentile £51.00 £35.63 £35.99
90th Percentile £65.52 £57.17 £52.28
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.96
% change year-on-year +9.47% +6.80% +4.78%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -173 95 £650 -7.14% 14
North of England -102 11 £494 -1.25% 2
Yorkshire -74 9 £550 +22.22%
Midlands -92 9 £380 -12.04% 1
West Midlands -77 5 £380 -12.04%
East Midlands -39 4 £380 +20.63% 1
North West -59 2 £375 -33.33% 2
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 101 (85.59%) Java
2 74 (62.71%) Spring
3 72 (61.02%) Banking
4 64 (54.24%) Unix
5 58 (49.15%) Middleware
5 58 (49.15%) Linux
6 56 (47.46%) Apache Camel
7 53 (44.92%) Investment Banking
8 52 (44.07%) Relational Database
9 51 (43.22%) JTA
9 51 (43.22%) JTS
10 49 (41.53%) Front Office
11 47 (39.83%) Social Skills
12 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (37.29%) Spring Integration
13 43 (36.44%) J2EE
14 35 (29.66%) REST
15 34 (28.81%) Web Services
16 30 (25.42%) Jenkins
17 27 (22.88%) Microservices
18 25 (21.19%) XML
18 25 (21.19%) JMS
19 24 (20.34%) MuleSoft
20 23 (19.49%) JUnit
20 23 (19.49%) Subversion
20 23 (19.49%) Java EE
20 23 (19.49%) Hibernate
21 22 (18.64%) Enterprise Architecture
21 22 (18.64%) TDD
21 22 (18.64%) UML

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 (16.95%) Red Hat Fuse
2 18 (15.25%) JBoss
3 14 (11.86%) Mule ESB
4 13 (11.02%) Anypoint
5 7 (5.93%) Apache
6 6 (5.08%) Confluence
7 5 (4.24%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (4.24%) Apache Pulsar
7 5 (4.24%) Apache Spark
7 5 (4.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.69%) Liferay
9 2 (1.69%) nginx
9 2 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.85%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.86%) GitHub
2 11 (9.32%) AWS
3 6 (5.08%) GCP
4 5 (4.24%) Azure
4 5 (4.24%) Kong
4 5 (4.24%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.54%) PaaS
6 2 (1.69%) Apigee
6 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.69%) IaaS
6 2 (1.69%) npm
6 2 (1.69%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.85%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (44.07%) Relational Database
2 19 (16.10%) MySQL
3 18 (15.25%) SQL Server
4 10 (8.47%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.24%) BigQuery
5 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.24%) Looker
5 5 (4.24%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.24%) Snowflake Schema
5 5 (4.24%) Tableau
6 4 (3.39%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (25.42%) Jenkins
2 23 (19.49%) JUnit
2 23 (19.49%) Subversion
3 18 (15.25%) jMock
4 15 (12.71%) JIRA
5 14 (11.86%) Maven
6 12 (10.17%) Git (software)
6 12 (10.17%) Postman
7 8 (6.78%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.93%) SonarQube
9 6 (5.08%) Selenium
10 5 (4.24%) ProC
10 5 (4.24%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket Server
11 4 (3.39%) FishEye
11 4 (3.39%) Hudson
11 4 (3.39%) XMLSpy
12 3 (2.54%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.54%) JMeter
General
1 72 (61.02%) Banking
2 53 (44.92%) Investment Banking
3 49 (41.53%) Front Office
4 47 (39.83%) Social Skills
5 10 (8.47%) Finance
6 4 (3.39%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (66.95%) Developer
2 62 (52.54%) Java Developer
3 53 (44.92%) Integration Developer
4 22 (18.64%) Enterprise Integration Developer
5 18 (15.25%) Java Middleware Developer
5 18 (15.25%) Middleware Developer
6 14 (11.86%) Senior Developer
7 11 (9.32%) MuleSoft Developer
8 9 (7.63%) Architect
9 8 (6.78%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Integration Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Middleware Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Technical Leader
12 3 (2.54%) Cloud Architect
12 3 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (2.54%) MuleSoft Architect
13 2 (1.69%) Designer
13 2 (1.69%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (62.71%) Spring
2 58 (49.15%) Middleware
3 56 (47.46%) Apache Camel
4 51 (43.22%) JTA
4 51 (43.22%) JTS
5 44 (37.29%) Spring Integration
6 43 (36.44%) J2EE
7 35 (29.66%) REST
8 34 (28.81%) Web Services
9 25 (21.19%) JMS
9 25 (21.19%) XML
10 23 (19.49%) Hibernate
10 23 (19.49%) Java EE
11 17 (14.41%) Spring Boot
12 14 (11.86%) RAML
13 11 (9.32%) SOAP
14 10 (8.47%) Kafka
14 10 (8.47%) Node.js
14 10 (8.47%) XSLT
15 9 (7.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.39%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.54%) Clustering
4 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (54.24%) Unix
2 58 (49.15%) Linux
3 19 (16.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.88%) Microservices
3 22 (18.64%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (18.64%) TDD
3 22 (18.64%) UML
4 21 (17.80%) BDD
5 19 (16.10%) DevOps
6 18 (15.25%) OO
7 14 (11.86%) Scrum
7 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 14 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (9.32%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.63%) Open Source
9 9 (7.63%) SOA
10 8 (6.78%) API Development
10 8 (6.78%) Release Management
11 7 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.93%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 101 (85.59%) Java
2 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.47%) SQL
4 5 (4.24%) Go
4 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.24%) Python
4 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.39%) C
6 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.54%) C++
6 3 (2.54%) DataWeave
6 3 (2.54%) Java 8
6 3 (2.54%) PHP
6 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.85%) Groovy
7 1 (0.85%) Java 11
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) SOQL
7 1 (0.85%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.39%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.85%) CCNA
2 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.85%) ISEB
2 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) PSD2
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.71%) Docker
2 5 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) HDFS
3 1 (0.85%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.85%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (15.25%) Kubernetes
2 17 (14.41%) Ansible
3 12 (10.17%) Puppet
4 8 (6.78%) CloudHub
5 7 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.24%) Terraform
7 2 (1.69%) Packer
7 2 (1.69%) Rancher
8 1 (0.85%) Kiali
8 1 (0.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) MuleSoft
2 18 (15.25%) Sybase
3 14 (11.86%) Splunk
4 6 (5.08%) Google
5 5 (4.24%) Informatica
5 5 (4.24%) Oracle
6 4 (3.39%) Altova
6 4 (3.39%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.39%) Murex
7 3 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.69%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.69%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.69%) webMethods
8 2 (1.69%) WSO2
9 1 (0.85%) EMC
9 1 (0.85%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.85%) IBM
9 1 (0.85%) NetApp
9 1 (0.85%) VMware