Period
to 17 October 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 17 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 667 387 723
Rank change year-on-year -280 +336 -81
Contract jobs citing Mule 144 139 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.45% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.34% 3.06% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 109 64
10th Percentile £421 £405 £429
25th Percentile £525 £435 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £670 £700 £613
90th Percentile £700 " £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £480 £525
% change year-on-year -15.63% -8.57% -

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 10,750 4,544 12,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 14.73% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,368 3,065 8,369
10th Percentile £300 £288 £260
25th Percentile £406 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £556 £550
90th Percentile £675 £650 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £446 £425
% change year-on-year +0.84% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 129 296
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.63 £10.70
25th Percentile £16.19 £15.88 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +6.97% +4.61%
75th Percentile £53.75 £38.75 £40.02
90th Percentile £69.38 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% - -

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 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 11 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 17 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
England -263 118 £650 +23.81% 17
London -176 95 £650 -7.14% 14
Work from Home -203 51 £650 +23.81% 2
UK excluding London -217 22 £405 -15.63% 4
North of England -105 11 £494 -1.25% 1
Yorkshire -73 9 £550 +22.22%
Midlands -93 9 £380 -12.04% 2
West Midlands -80 5 £380 -12.04% 1
East Midlands -42 4 £380 +20.63% 1
North West -57 2 £375 -33.33% 1
Scotland - 2 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Mule.

1 113 (78.47%) Java
2 77 (53.47%) Spring
3 73 (50.69%) Banking
4 71 (49.31%) Unix
5 61 (42.36%) Linux
6 60 (41.67%) Middleware
7 56 (38.89%) Apache Camel
7 56 (38.89%) Social Skills
8 53 (36.81%) Investment Banking
9 52 (36.11%) Relational Database
10 51 (35.42%) JTA
10 51 (35.42%) JTS
11 49 (34.03%) Front Office
12 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (31.25%) Spring Integration
14 43 (29.86%) J2EE
15 42 (29.17%) MuleSoft
16 41 (28.47%) REST
17 40 (27.78%) Jenkins
18 37 (25.69%) Web Services
19 32 (22.22%) Microservices
20 30 (20.83%) XML
21 27 (18.75%) JMS
22 25 (17.36%) Subversion
23 24 (16.67%) Maven
23 24 (16.67%) Java EE
23 24 (16.67%) DevOps
24 23 (15.97%) TDD
24 23 (15.97%) Hibernate
24 23 (15.97%) JUnit

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 20 (13.89%) Red Hat Fuse
2 18 (12.50%) JBoss
3 17 (11.81%) Mule ESB
4 16 (11.11%) Anypoint
5 8 (5.56%) Apache Spark
6 7 (4.86%) Apache
7 6 (4.17%) Apache Pulsar
7 6 (4.17%) Confluence
8 5 (3.47%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (3.47%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.08%) Apache Pig
9 3 (2.08%) Liferay
9 3 (2.08%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.39%) nginx
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.69%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.50%) GitHub
2 17 (11.81%) AWS
3 10 (6.94%) Azure
4 6 (4.17%) GCP
5 5 (3.47%) Kong
5 5 (3.47%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.08%) Apigee
6 3 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 3 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (2.08%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.08%) Azure Storage
6 3 (2.08%) PaaS
6 3 (2.08%) Serverless
7 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.39%) IaaS
7 2 (1.39%) npm
7 2 (1.39%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) SSL
2 5 (3.47%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (36.11%) Relational Database
2 20 (13.89%) MySQL
3 18 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.94%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.47%) BigQuery
6 5 (3.47%) Looker
6 5 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.47%) Snowflake Schema
6 5 (3.47%) Tableau
7 4 (2.78%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.08%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.08%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.39%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 40 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 25 (17.36%) Subversion
3 24 (16.67%) Maven
4 23 (15.97%) JUnit
5 18 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 18 (12.50%) jMock
6 15 (10.42%) JIRA
7 14 (9.72%) Postman
8 8 (5.56%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.86%) SonarQube
10 6 (4.17%) Selenium
11 5 (3.47%) ProC
11 5 (3.47%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (2.78%) FishEye
12 4 (2.78%) Hudson
12 4 (2.78%) XMLSpy
13 3 (2.08%) Bitbucket
13 3 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 73 (50.69%) Banking
2 56 (38.89%) Social Skills
3 53 (36.81%) Investment Banking
4 49 (34.03%) Front Office
5 11 (7.64%) Finance
6 7 (4.86%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.69%) German Language
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (62.50%) Developer
2 62 (43.06%) Java Developer
3 54 (37.50%) Integration Developer
4 22 (15.28%) Enterprise Integration Developer
5 20 (13.89%) MuleSoft Developer
6 18 (12.50%) Java Middleware Developer
6 18 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
7 15 (10.42%) Architect
7 15 (10.42%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) MuleSoft Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Consultant
11 4 (2.78%) Senior Integration Developer
11 4 (2.78%) Senior Middleware Developer
11 4 (2.78%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Technical Leader
12 3 (2.08%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (53.47%) Spring
2 60 (41.67%) Middleware
3 56 (38.89%) Apache Camel
4 51 (35.42%) JTA
4 51 (35.42%) JTS
5 45 (31.25%) Spring Integration
6 43 (29.86%) J2EE
7 41 (28.47%) REST
8 37 (25.69%) Web Services
9 30 (20.83%) XML
10 27 (18.75%) JMS
11 24 (16.67%) Java EE
12 23 (15.97%) Hibernate
13 17 (11.81%) RAML
13 17 (11.81%) Spring Boot
14 15 (10.42%) SOAP
15 14 (9.72%) Kafka
16 13 (9.03%) OAuth
17 11 (7.64%) JSON
18 10 (6.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.47%) Clustering
3 4 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.08%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.08%) Legacy Applications
5 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (49.31%) Unix
2 61 (42.36%) Linux
3 22 (15.28%) Windows
4 3 (2.08%) Debian
4 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.22%) Microservices
3 24 (16.67%) DevOps
4 23 (15.97%) TDD
5 22 (15.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (15.28%) UML
6 21 (14.58%) BDD
7 18 (12.50%) OO
8 16 (11.11%) Scrum
9 15 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 14 (9.72%) API Development
10 14 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (9.03%) Integration Testing
12 11 (7.64%) Open Source
12 11 (7.64%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.94%) Release Management
13 10 (6.94%) SOA
14 7 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.86%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (4.17%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 113 (78.47%) Java
2 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.03%) SQL
4 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.56%) Python
5 7 (4.86%) Groovy
6 6 (4.17%) DataWeave
6 6 (4.17%) PHP
7 5 (3.47%) Go
7 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.78%) C
9 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.08%) C#
9 3 (2.08%) C++
9 3 (2.08%) Java 8
9 3 (2.08%) Perl
9 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) Java 11
10 1 (0.69%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.47%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.69%) CCNA
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.69%) ISEB
2 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) PSD2
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 15 (10.42%) Docker
2 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.86%) OpenAM
3 7 (4.86%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.69%) HDFS
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (14.58%) Kubernetes
2 18 (12.50%) Ansible
3 12 (8.33%) Puppet
4 10 (6.94%) CloudHub
5 7 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.47%) Terraform
7 2 (1.39%) Packer
7 2 (1.39%) Rancher
8 1 (0.69%) Kiali
8 1 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 42 (29.17%) MuleSoft
2 20 (13.89%) Splunk
3 18 (12.50%) Sybase
4 7 (4.86%) ForgeRock
4 7 (4.86%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.17%) Google
5 6 (4.17%) Informatica
5 6 (4.17%) Oracle
5 6 (4.17%) SAP
6 4 (2.78%) Altova
6 4 (2.78%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.78%) Murex
7 3 (2.08%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.39%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.39%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.39%) webMethods
8 2 (1.39%) WSO2
9 1 (0.69%) TIBCO