The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 May 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
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 498 517 569
Rank change year-on-year +19 +52  
Contract jobs citing Mule 99 138 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.32% 1.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 105 38
Median daily rate £525 £490 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +22.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £659 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +17.57% +1.00%  
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7511 9689 9772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.77% 18.05% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4802 6418 6002
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 358
Median hourly rate £19.64 £19.53 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -3.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mule.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mule in the UK

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mule over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
England +32 98 £525 +8.80% 19
London -18 54 £525 +5.00% 9
Essex +10 23 £538 +19.44% 2
East of England +9 23 £538 +19.44% 4
South East +27 9 £469 +30.20%
City of London +1 9 £600 +4.34% 1
West Sussex - 9 £469 -
Worthing - 7 £475 -
West Yorkshire +19 6 £400 -3.03% 1
Yorkshire +13 6 £400 -4.47% 1
Wakefield - 5 £400 -
South West +2 4 £370 -1.33% 4
Bristol +1 3 £365 -28.78% 2
West Midlands +24 2 £550 +57.59%
Shropshire +26 1 - -
Leeds +16 1 £400 -3.03% 1
Birmingham +14 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £550 -12.00%
Nottingham -2 1 £550 -12.00%
East Midlands -15 1 £550 -12.00%
Scotland - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 with a requirement for Mule.

1 123 (70.29%) Java
2 89 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (48.00%) TDD
4 81 (46.29%) Finance
5 75 (42.86%) Apache Camel
6 72 (41.14%) JSON
7 69 (39.43%) XML
8 65 (37.14%) Oracle
8 65 (37.14%) Spring
9 62 (35.43%) SOA
10 60 (34.29%) Middleware
11 59 (33.71%) Maven
12 58 (33.14%) Marketing
13 54 (30.86%) Digital Marketing
13 54 (30.86%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (30.29%) SAP
14 53 (30.29%) Electronics
14 53 (30.29%) Telecoms
14 53 (30.29%) Manufacturing
14 53 (30.29%) Programme Management
14 53 (30.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 50 (28.57%) Mule ESB
16 46 (26.29%) XSLT
16 46 (26.29%) Swagger
16 46 (26.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 44 (25.14%) Greenfield Project
18 43 (24.57%) WSO2
18 43 (24.57%) MuleSoft
18 43 (24.57%) SOAP
19 42 (24.00%) Oracle Service Bus

Mule
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 50 (28.57%) Mule ESB
2 46 (26.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (24.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (12.57%) Tomcat
5 21 (12.00%) Anypoint
6 15 (8.57%) WebSphere
7 11 (6.29%) Apache
8 9 (5.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (5.14%) JBoss
9 8 (4.57%) Alfresco
9 8 (4.57%) WebLogic
10 7 (4.00%) Confluence
11 5 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (2.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (2.29%) Apache Solr
13 3 (1.71%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (1.14%) Apache Pig
14 2 (1.14%) CMS
14 2 (1.14%) IIS
Business Applications
1 53 (30.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.43%) 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 18 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.43%) GitHub
3 11 (6.29%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (6.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.57%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.43%) HTTP
2 4 (2.29%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.29%) Network Security
3 3 (1.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.43%) Endeca
3 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.29%) DataStax
6 3 (1.71%) Big Data
6 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.71%) QlikView
6 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.14%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.14%) HBase
7 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
7 2 (1.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 59 (33.71%) Maven
2 42 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 16 (9.14%) JIRA
4 13 (7.43%) Selenium
5 12 (6.86%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.86%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (5.71%) JUnit
7 7 (4.00%) Appium
7 7 (4.00%) Calabash
7 7 (4.00%) Mockito
7 7 (4.00%) Subversion
7 7 (4.00%) webpack
8 6 (3.43%) EasyMock
8 6 (3.43%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.43%) SonarQube
8 6 (3.43%) Xcode
9 5 (2.86%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (46.29%) Finance
2 58 (33.14%) Marketing
3 53 (30.29%) Electronics
3 53 (30.29%) Manufacturing
3 53 (30.29%) Telecoms
4 41 (23.43%) Banking
5 16 (9.14%) Retail
6 15 (8.57%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.43%) Retail Banking
8 5 (2.86%) Law
9 3 (1.71%) Front Office
10 2 (1.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (72.57%) Developer
2 49 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 43 (24.57%) Integration Developer
4 38 (21.71%) SOA Developer
5 32 (18.29%) Agile Developer
6 27 (15.43%) Architect
7 15 (8.57%) Full Stack Developer
7 15 (8.57%) MuleSoft Developer
8 14 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
9 12 (6.86%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.14%) Java Middleware Developer
10 9 (5.14%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.57%) Java Architect
12 7 (4.00%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
13 5 (2.86%) Analyst
13 5 (2.86%) Angular Developer
13 5 (2.86%) Applications Architect
13 5 (2.86%) Salesforce Architect
13 5 (2.86%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (42.86%) Apache Camel
2 72 (41.14%) JSON
3 69 (39.43%) XML
4 65 (37.14%) Spring
5 60 (34.29%) Middleware
6 46 (26.29%) Swagger
6 46 (26.29%) XSLT
7 43 (24.57%) SOAP
8 41 (23.43%) REST
9 40 (22.86%) WireMock
10 34 (19.43%) AngularJS
11 33 (18.86%) Hibernate
12 25 (14.29%) JPA
13 22 (12.57%) RESTful
14 20 (11.43%) Spring Boot
15 19 (10.86%) J2EE
16 18 (10.29%) JMS
17 17 (9.71%) Java EE
17 17 (9.71%) Web Services
17 17 (9.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.14%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.43%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.43%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.71%) DataPower
8 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.14%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.14%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.86%) Linux
2 14 (8.00%) Unix
3 10 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.14%) Android
5 6 (3.43%) Windows
6 3 (1.71%) CentOS
6 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (50.86%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (48.00%) TDD
3 62 (35.43%) SOA
4 54 (30.86%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (30.86%) Digital Marketing
5 53 (30.29%) Programme Management
6 34 (19.43%) Microservices
7 29 (16.57%) BDD
8 25 (14.29%) DevOps
8 25 (14.29%) Scrum
9 23 (13.14%) OO
9 23 (13.14%) Open Source
10 21 (12.00%) MVC
11 17 (9.71%) Unit Testing
12 14 (8.00%) UML
13 13 (7.43%) API Development
13 13 (7.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (7.43%) Integration Testing
13 13 (7.43%) SDLC
13 13 (7.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 123 (70.29%) Java
2 40 (22.86%) XPath
3 31 (17.71%) SQL
4 16 (9.14%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.71%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.57%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.43%) Apple Swift
7 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.86%) Apex Code
8 5 (2.86%) Perl
8 5 (2.86%) SOQL
8 5 (2.86%) SOSL
9 3 (1.71%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) C#
10 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (2.86%) Degree
2 4 (2.29%) CISA
2 4 (2.29%) CISM
2 4 (2.29%) CISSP
2 4 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) QA
2 6 (3.43%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.29%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.14%) HDFS
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) Kibana
2 4 (2.29%) logstash
3 3 (1.71%) MOM
3 3 (1.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 65 (37.14%) Oracle
2 53 (30.29%) SAP
3 43 (24.57%) MuleSoft
3 43 (24.57%) WSO2
4 13 (7.43%) IBM
5 11 (6.29%) Splunk
6 9 (5.14%) Informatica
6 9 (5.14%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.43%) ATG
7 6 (3.43%) Demandware
7 6 (3.43%) hybris
7 6 (3.43%) Omniture
7 6 (3.43%) Tealium
8 5 (2.86%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.86%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.86%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.29%) Ab Initio
9 4 (2.29%) Adobe
9 4 (2.29%) VMware
10 3 (1.71%) Microsoft
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