Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 622 655 729
Rank change year-on-year +33 +74 +80
Contract jobs citing Mule 220 261 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.37% 1.33% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 189 97
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +23.46% +8.00%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £333
90th Percentile £618 £658 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £403
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.80% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 16060 19679 20161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.88% 17.90% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10379 12866 12399
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 472 696
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £20.39 £19.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +4.68% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.70 £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +7.89% +11.76%

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 13 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 25 July 2017. 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 +36 219 £525 +5.00% 16
UK excluding London +72 124 £525 +16.67% 9
London -31 96 £525 +0.96% 7
East of England +44 70 £538 +19.44% 4
North of England +76 22 £400 -13.98%
Yorkshire +29 16 £400 -5.88%
South West -9 12 £375 - 4
South East +28 11 £469 +30.21% 1
West Midlands +15 8 £550 +11.11%
Midlands -5 8 £550 -5.58%
North West +41 6 £475 +2.15%
East Midlands -18 1 £550 -8.33%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 141 (64.09%) Java
2 128 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (50.91%) TDD
4 107 (48.64%) JSON
5 103 (46.82%) Middleware
6 102 (46.36%) Apache Camel
7 96 (43.64%) Finance
8 91 (41.36%) XML
9 89 (40.45%) SOA
10 87 (39.55%) Oracle
11 81 (36.82%) Maven
12 78 (35.45%) Marketing
12 78 (35.45%) XSLT
12 78 (35.45%) WSO2
13 76 (34.55%) Business Intelligence
14 75 (34.09%) SAP
15 74 (33.64%) Electronics
15 74 (33.64%) Telecoms
15 74 (33.64%) Manufacturing
15 74 (33.64%) Programme Management
15 74 (33.64%) Digital Marketing
16 73 (33.18%) Spring
17 70 (31.82%) Swagger
17 70 (31.82%) XPath
18 69 (31.36%) Greenfield Project
19 68 (30.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 64 (29.09%) WireMock
20 64 (29.09%) Oracle Service Bus
21 58 (26.36%) Mule ESB
22 47 (21.36%) SOAP

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 68 (30.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 64 (29.09%) Oracle Service Bus
3 58 (26.36%) Mule ESB
4 20 (9.09%) Anypoint
5 19 (8.64%) WebSphere
6 18 (8.18%) JBoss
7 17 (7.73%) Tomcat
8 15 (6.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (4.55%) WebLogic
10 9 (4.09%) Confluence
11 8 (3.64%) Alfresco
11 8 (3.64%) Apache
11 8 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (2.27%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.82%) Apache Spark
14 3 (1.36%) Apache Pig
14 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.91%) IIS
15 2 (0.91%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.82%) GitHub
3 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.64%) IaaS
4 8 (3.64%) PaaS
5 7 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.73%) SaaS
7 5 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.36%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.45%) Boomi
10 1 (0.45%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.55%) HTTP
2 8 (3.64%) SSL
3 6 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.27%) Network Security
5 3 (1.36%) FTP
6 2 (0.91%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.18%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.09%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.73%) Endeca
5 6 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.73%) MySQL
6 5 (2.27%) DataStax
7 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.36%) Big Data
7 3 (1.36%) HBase
7 3 (1.36%) QlikView
7 3 (1.36%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.91%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.91%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 81 (36.82%) Maven
2 39 (17.73%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (5.45%) Subversion
5 11 (5.00%) JIRA
6 9 (4.09%) JUnit
6 9 (4.09%) Selenium
7 8 (3.64%) Appium
7 8 (3.64%) Calabash
7 8 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.64%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.64%) webpack
8 6 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.27%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.27%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.82%) Hudson
10 4 (1.82%) jMock
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 96 (43.64%) Finance
2 78 (35.45%) Marketing
3 74 (33.64%) Electronics
3 74 (33.64%) Manufacturing
3 74 (33.64%) Telecoms
4 41 (18.64%) Banking
5 14 (6.36%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.36%) Retail
6 9 (4.09%) Front Office
7 5 (2.27%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (74.55%) Developer
2 72 (32.73%) Integration Developer
3 53 (24.09%) Java Developer
4 52 (23.64%) SOA Developer
5 50 (22.73%) Agile Developer
6 38 (17.27%) Architect
7 29 (13.18%) Senior Developer
8 22 (10.00%) Technical Architect
9 19 (8.64%) Lead Developer
9 19 (8.64%) MuleSoft Developer
10 16 (7.27%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (5.45%) Middleware Developer
11 12 (5.45%) Senior Agile Developer
12 8 (3.64%) Java Architect
13 7 (3.18%) Integration Architect
14 6 (2.73%) Angular Developer
14 6 (2.73%) Applications Architect
14 6 (2.73%) Java Middleware Developer
14 6 (2.73%) Lead Architect
14 6 (2.73%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (48.64%) JSON
2 103 (46.82%) Middleware
3 102 (46.36%) Apache Camel
4 91 (41.36%) XML
5 78 (35.45%) XSLT
6 73 (33.18%) Spring
7 70 (31.82%) Swagger
8 64 (29.09%) WireMock
9 47 (21.36%) SOAP
10 45 (20.45%) REST
11 41 (18.64%) AngularJS
12 35 (15.91%) Web Services
13 33 (15.00%) RESTful
14 26 (11.82%) Hibernate
15 21 (9.55%) J2EE
16 18 (8.18%) JMS
16 18 (8.18%) Spring Boot
17 17 (7.73%) Java EE
18 16 (7.27%) Spring Integration
19 15 (6.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 69 (31.36%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.73%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.27%) User Experience
7 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.36%) DataPower
9 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.45%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.91%) Unix
2 23 (10.45%) Linux
3 10 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 10 (4.55%) Windows
4 6 (2.73%) AIX
4 6 (2.73%) Android
4 6 (2.73%) HPUX
4 6 (2.73%) Solaris
5 3 (1.36%) CentOS
5 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (50.91%) TDD
3 89 (40.45%) SOA
4 76 (34.55%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (33.64%) Digital Marketing
5 74 (33.64%) Programme Management
6 38 (17.27%) Microservices
7 35 (15.91%) Scrum
8 30 (13.64%) DevOps
9 26 (11.82%) Open Source
10 25 (11.36%) OO
11 23 (10.45%) BDD
12 20 (9.09%) MVC
13 18 (8.18%) E-Commerce
14 16 (7.27%) SDLC
14 16 (7.27%) Test Automation
15 15 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (6.82%) Kanban
15 15 (6.82%) Mentoring
16 14 (6.36%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (64.09%) Java
2 70 (31.82%) XPath
3 34 (15.45%) SQL
4 15 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.91%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.55%) Groovy
7 5 (2.27%) Apex Code
7 5 (2.27%) Perl
7 5 (2.27%) SOQL
7 5 (2.27%) SOSL
8 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.45%) C#
9 1 (0.45%) Python
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (2.27%) CISA
1 5 (2.27%) CISM
1 5 (2.27%) CISSP
1 5 (2.27%) Degree
2 4 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.91%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) QA
2 7 (3.18%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.27%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.73%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.82%) Docker
3 3 (1.36%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.09%) Puppet
2 8 (3.64%) Ansible
3 6 (2.73%) Kibana
3 6 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.27%) logstash
4 5 (2.27%) MOM
5 2 (0.91%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 87 (39.55%) Oracle
2 78 (35.45%) WSO2
3 75 (34.09%) SAP
4 43 (19.55%) MuleSoft
5 14 (6.36%) IBM
6 10 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (4.09%) Informatica
8 7 (3.18%) Demandware
9 6 (2.73%) ATG
9 6 (2.73%) Cloudera
9 6 (2.73%) hybris
9 6 (2.73%) Omniture
9 6 (2.73%) Splunk
9 6 (2.73%) Sybase
9 6 (2.73%) webMethods
10 5 (2.27%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.27%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.82%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.82%) Adobe
11 4 (1.82%) Tableau
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