Period
to 4 March 2021

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 6 months to 4 March 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
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 672 613
Rank change year-on-year +218 -59 +52
Contract jobs citing Mule 172 58 283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.086% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.53% 0.60% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 43 219
Median daily rate £600 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £405 £445 £463
90th Percentile £700 £646 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -15.48% -4.55% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 6,809 9,656 15,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.05% 14.33% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,630 6,374 10,419
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £255 £280
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 198 305
Median hourly rate £26.96 £19.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.85% +6.49% -
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.30 £53.23 £48.23
Median hourly rate £23.72 £18.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year +28.19% +8.03% -2.14%

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mule as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mule in the UK

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mule.

Daily rate trend for Mule in the UK

Mule
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mule over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 12 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 6 months to 4 March 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
England +243 168 £600 +14.29% 19
London +169 130 £650 +30.00% 14
Work from Home -191 39 £525 -19.23% 2
UK excluding London +146 32 £444 -15.48% 5
North of England +82 18 £513 +9.33% 2
Yorkshire +51 12 £450 -7.69% 1
Midlands +50 9 £350 -43.55% 1
North West +47 6 £563 +33.93%
West Midlands +41 5 £374 -39.76% 1
South West +73 4 £450 -14.29%
East Midlands - 4 £350 -
South East +100 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 with a requirement for Mule.

1 153 (88.95%) Java
2 122 (70.93%) Spring
3 108 (62.79%) Middleware
4 89 (51.74%) Apache Camel
5 87 (50.58%) Spring Integration
6 85 (49.42%) Banking
7 71 (41.28%) Front Office
8 70 (40.70%) Web Services
9 67 (38.95%) Docker
9 67 (38.95%) Kubernetes
9 67 (38.95%) REST
10 64 (37.21%) Unix
11 60 (34.88%) Linux
12 58 (33.72%) Relational Database
13 57 (33.14%) Finance
13 57 (33.14%) Red Hat Fuse
14 50 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (24.42%) TDD
16 37 (21.51%) JSON
17 36 (20.93%) Investment Banking
17 36 (20.93%) MuleSoft
18 35 (20.35%) XML
19 34 (19.77%) SOAP
20 33 (19.19%) Maven
21 31 (18.02%) JIRA
21 31 (18.02%) JUnit
21 31 (18.02%) Test Automation
22 30 (17.44%) Git (software)
23 28 (16.28%) AWS
23 28 (16.28%) DevOps

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 57 (33.14%) Red Hat Fuse
2 26 (15.12%) Confluence
3 15 (8.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (7.56%) JBoss
4 13 (7.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 13 (7.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (6.98%) Anypoint
6 11 (6.40%) Mule ESB
7 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.16%) FileNet
9 1 (0.58%) Jetty
9 1 (0.58%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.28%) AWS
2 21 (12.21%) GitHub
3 15 (8.72%) IaaS
3 15 (8.72%) PaaS
4 14 (8.14%) OpenShift
5 13 (7.56%) Slack
6 9 (5.23%) Azure
7 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.74%) GCP
7 3 (1.74%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.74%) SaaS
7 3 (1.74%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.58%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.58%) npm
8 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.47%) HTTP
2 3 (1.74%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.58%) FTP
3 1 (0.58%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.58%) SSH
3 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (33.72%) Relational Database
2 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.72%) MySQL
4 14 (8.14%) MongoDB
5 10 (5.81%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.74%) Power BI
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.16%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (19.19%) Maven
2 31 (18.02%) JIRA
2 31 (18.02%) JUnit
3 30 (17.44%) Git (software)
4 28 (16.28%) Jenkins
5 20 (11.63%) Cucumber
5 20 (11.63%) Subversion
6 16 (9.30%) Mockito
7 15 (8.72%) Android Studio
7 15 (8.72%) CocoaPods
7 15 (8.72%) IntelliJ
7 15 (8.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (8.72%) Xcode
8 13 (7.56%) jMock
9 10 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (5.81%) FishEye
9 10 (5.81%) Hudson
10 8 (4.65%) JMeter
11 7 (4.07%) Postman
11 7 (4.07%) Selenium
General
1 85 (49.42%) Banking
2 71 (41.28%) Front Office
3 57 (33.14%) Finance
4 36 (20.93%) Investment Banking
5 22 (12.79%) Public Sector
6 20 (11.63%) Marketing
7 17 (9.88%) Electronics
7 17 (9.88%) Manufacturing
7 17 (9.88%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.16%) Retail
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (77.33%) Developer
2 112 (65.12%) Java Developer
3 72 (41.86%) Integration Developer
4 42 (24.42%) Senior Developer
5 40 (23.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (15.70%) Senior Integration Developer
7 19 (11.05%) MuleSoft Developer
8 13 (7.56%) Architect
8 13 (7.56%) Java Middleware Developer
8 13 (7.56%) Middleware Developer
9 11 (6.40%) Lead Developer
9 11 (6.40%) Lead Java Developer
10 10 (5.81%) Senior Middleware Developer
11 7 (4.07%) MuleSoft Architect
12 5 (2.91%) Analyst
13 4 (2.33%) Test Analyst
14 3 (1.74%) Consultant
14 3 (1.74%) Designer
14 3 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
14 3 (1.74%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (70.93%) Spring
2 108 (62.79%) Middleware
3 89 (51.74%) Apache Camel
4 87 (50.58%) Spring Integration
5 70 (40.70%) Web Services
6 67 (38.95%) REST
7 37 (21.51%) JSON
8 35 (20.35%) XML
9 34 (19.77%) SOAP
10 25 (14.53%) XSLT
11 24 (13.95%) Spring Boot
12 22 (12.79%) Java EE
12 22 (12.79%) RESTful
13 21 (12.21%) Hibernate
14 20 (11.63%) JMS
15 15 (8.72%) Node.js
15 15 (8.72%) WireMock
16 14 (8.14%) React
17 13 (7.56%) JTA
17 13 (7.56%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Fixed Income
2 15 (8.72%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (37.21%) Unix
2 60 (34.88%) Linux
3 15 (8.72%) Android
3 15 (8.72%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.42%) TDD
3 31 (18.02%) Test Automation
4 28 (16.28%) DevOps
5 27 (15.70%) BDD
6 26 (15.12%) Microservices
6 26 (15.12%) SOA
7 20 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (11.05%) Scrum
9 17 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (9.88%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (9.88%) Programme Management
10 15 (8.72%) Android Development
10 15 (8.72%) iOS Development
10 15 (8.72%) Kanban
10 15 (8.72%) UML
11 14 (8.14%) Data Engineering
11 14 (8.14%) OO
12 13 (7.56%) Pair Programming
12 13 (7.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 153 (88.95%) Java
2 17 (9.88%) Java 8
2 17 (9.88%) Python
3 15 (8.72%) Apple Swift
3 15 (8.72%) Kotlin
4 14 (8.14%) XPath
5 11 (6.40%) SQL
6 3 (1.74%) Go
6 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.74%) Ruby
7 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.58%) C#
8 1 (0.58%) Groovy
8 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 3 (1.74%) CCNA
1 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.58%) Degree
2 1 (0.58%) ISEB
2 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 67 (38.95%) Docker
2 3 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 67 (38.95%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.81%) CloudHub
3 5 (2.91%) Rancher
4 3 (1.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) Puppet
5 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (20.93%) MuleSoft
2 19 (11.05%) SAP
3 18 (10.47%) Oracle
3 18 (10.47%) Splunk
4 15 (8.72%) AppDynamics
5 13 (7.56%) Sybase
5 13 (7.56%) WSO2
6 11 (6.40%) Atlassian
7 10 (5.81%) Murex
8 6 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.74%) EMC
9 3 (1.74%) Google
9 3 (1.74%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.74%) NetApp
9 3 (1.74%) VMware
10 2 (1.16%) Talend
11 1 (0.58%) Altova
11 1 (0.58%) Apple
11 1 (0.58%) hybris
11 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud