Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 610 658
Rank change year-on-year +23 +48 +46
Contract jobs citing Mule 280 253 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.74% 1.60% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 182 140
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +19.05%
10th Percentile £456 £425 £406
90th Percentile £700 £611 £613
UK median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +21.21%
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 16,070 15,836 17,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.78% 16.67% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,446 10,589 11,396
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 390 412
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.13 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +1.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +42 150 £575 +12.20% 14
East of England -25 71 £525 +2.44%
Midlands -4 24 £550 +0.92%
South East -9 17 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands -8 14 £595 +9.17%
North of England -27 10 £450 -5.26% 3
South West -42 10 £400 -0.62% 1
East Midlands - 10 £550 -
North West -9 6 £400 -15.79%
Yorkshire -17 4 £525 +7.69% 3
Mule
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 222 (79.29%) Java
2 168 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (45.00%) Web Services
4 118 (42.14%) SOAP
5 109 (38.93%) Middleware
6 101 (36.07%) Spring
7 97 (34.64%) Apache Camel
8 94 (33.57%) REST
9 92 (32.86%) MuleSoft
10 89 (31.79%) TDD
10 89 (31.79%) SOA
11 82 (29.29%) Maven
12 78 (27.86%) Finance
13 74 (26.43%) RESTful
14 71 (25.36%) Oracle
15 66 (23.57%) Banking
16 65 (23.21%) JSON
17 59 (21.07%) WSO2
17 59 (21.07%) Java 8
18 58 (20.71%) Greenfield Project
18 58 (20.71%) Test Automation
19 55 (19.64%) Relational Database
20 54 (19.29%) Marketing
21 53 (18.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 53 (18.93%) Oracle Service Bus
21 53 (18.93%) XML
22 52 (18.57%) SAP
22 52 (18.57%) J2EE
22 52 (18.57%) Manufacturing
23 51 (18.21%) Programme Management

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 53 (18.93%) Oracle Service Bus
1 53 (18.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (17.14%) Mule ESB
3 39 (13.93%) Anypoint
4 25 (8.93%) Apache
5 16 (5.71%) Confluence
6 14 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (4.64%) Apache Solr
8 9 (3.21%) JBoss
9 7 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.07%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.36%) CMS
13 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.21%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.86%) SaaS
2 19 (6.79%) GitHub
3 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (6.07%) Apigee
5 10 (3.57%) IaaS
6 7 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.50%) PaaS
7 4 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.07%) iPaaS
8 3 (1.07%) npm
9 2 (0.71%) Serverless
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.36%) Boomi
10 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.36%) Route 53
10 1 (0.36%) Slack
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.14%) SSL
2 5 (1.79%) HTTP
3 3 (1.07%) FTP
3 3 (1.07%) SMTP
3 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.36%) SMS
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
4 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.64%) Relational Database
2 20 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 17 (6.07%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 16 (5.71%) MySQL
5 14 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.36%) Endeca
7 1 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 82 (29.29%) Maven
2 50 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 47 (16.79%) Jenkins
4 29 (10.36%) JUnit
5 27 (9.64%) JIRA
6 22 (7.86%) Selenium
7 16 (5.71%) Gradle
8 15 (5.36%) Subversion
9 14 (5.00%) JMeter
10 13 (4.64%) Eclipse
10 13 (4.64%) SoapUI
11 12 (4.29%) Mercurial
11 12 (4.29%) NeoLoad
12 10 (3.57%) Cucumber
13 9 (3.21%) Ant
13 9 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (3.21%) Rational Rose
14 7 (2.50%) Cobertura
15 6 (2.14%) Bitbucket
15 6 (2.14%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (27.86%) Finance
2 66 (23.57%) Banking
3 54 (19.29%) Marketing
4 52 (18.57%) Manufacturing
5 51 (18.21%) Telecoms
6 43 (15.36%) Electronics
7 37 (13.21%) Front Office
8 31 (11.07%) Investment Banking
9 29 (10.36%) Retail
10 7 (2.50%) Automotive
11 6 (2.14%) Back Office
12 2 (0.71%) Advertising
12 2 (0.71%) Games
12 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.71%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 205 (73.21%) Developer
2 120 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 91 (32.50%) Integration Developer
4 79 (28.21%) Senior Developer
5 48 (17.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 42 (15.00%) MuleSoft Developer
7 35 (12.50%) Architect
8 23 (8.21%) Lead Developer
9 20 (7.14%) SOA Developer
10 16 (5.71%) Agile Developer
11 15 (5.36%) Senior Agile Developer
12 13 (4.64%) Lead Java Developer
12 13 (4.64%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.93%) Consultant
14 10 (3.57%) Cloud Developer
15 9 (3.21%) Design Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Java Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Product Design Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Product Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (45.00%) Web Services
2 118 (42.14%) SOAP
3 109 (38.93%) Middleware
4 101 (36.07%) Spring
5 97 (34.64%) Apache Camel
6 94 (33.57%) REST
7 74 (26.43%) RESTful
8 65 (23.21%) JSON
9 53 (18.93%) XML
10 52 (18.57%) J2EE
11 44 (15.71%) Hibernate
12 42 (15.00%) JMS
13 36 (12.86%) Swagger
14 34 (12.14%) Spring Integration
15 32 (11.43%) XSLT
16 28 (10.00%) Spring Boot
17 27 (9.64%) JTA
17 27 (9.64%) JTS
18 26 (9.29%) RAML
19 24 (8.57%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 58 (20.71%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.57%) Derivative
3 10 (3.57%) Equities
3 10 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.43%) User Experience
6 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.36%) Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.14%) Unix
2 31 (11.07%) Linux
3 6 (2.14%) Windows
4 3 (1.07%) AIX
4 3 (1.07%) HPUX
4 3 (1.07%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Android
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (31.79%) SOA
2 89 (31.79%) TDD
3 58 (20.71%) Test Automation
4 51 (18.21%) Programme Management
5 49 (17.50%) Microservices
6 48 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 43 (15.36%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (15.36%) Digital Marketing
8 32 (11.43%) BDD
9 29 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (9.29%) DevOps
10 26 (9.29%) UML
11 24 (8.57%) API Development
12 19 (6.79%) Continuous Deployment
12 19 (6.79%) Web Development
13 18 (6.43%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (6.07%) Technical Leadership
15 15 (5.36%) Open Source
16 14 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 222 (79.29%) Java
2 59 (21.07%) Java 8
3 50 (17.86%) SQL
4 26 (9.29%) JavaScript
4 26 (9.29%) XPath
5 17 (6.07%) PL/SQL
6 12 (4.29%) Java 9
7 6 (2.14%) Python
8 4 (1.43%) Go
8 4 (1.43%) Groovy
9 3 (1.07%) C#
9 3 (1.07%) Scala
10 2 (0.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.36%) ES6
11 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (2.86%) Degree
2 3 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.36%) ISEB
3 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.43%) QA
2 5 (1.79%) PSD2
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (3.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (5.36%) CloudHub
2 12 (4.29%) Kibana
2 12 (4.29%) logstash
3 10 (3.57%) Ansible
3 10 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.79%) Puppet
6 2 (0.71%) Terraform
7 1 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.36%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 92 (32.86%) MuleSoft
2 71 (25.36%) Oracle
3 59 (21.07%) WSO2
4 52 (18.57%) SAP
5 13 (4.64%) Google
6 10 (3.57%) AppDynamics
6 10 (3.57%) hybris
7 8 (2.86%) Talend
8 5 (1.79%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.43%) Splunk
10 3 (1.07%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.07%) IBM
10 3 (1.07%) Marketo
10 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.07%) Sybase
10 3 (1.07%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.36%) ATG
11 1 (0.36%) BEA
11 1 (0.36%) HP
11 1 (0.36%) Workday