Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 650 666 705
Rank change year-on-year +16 +39 +107
Contract jobs citing Mule 250 224 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.46% 1.15% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 158 132
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -12.37%
10th Percentile £450 £400 £350
90th Percentile £619 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +29.87% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 17101 19404 20170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.59% 18.48% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11267 12567 12679
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £230
90th Percentile £610 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 479 610
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.74% +11.94%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +16 242 £520 +4.00% 17
UK excluding London +92 164 £513 +2.50% 10
East of England +91 101 £525 +16.67% 1
London -43 84 £525 +5.00% 7
South West +4 25 £438 -20.45% 6
North of England +38 13 £475 -5.00% 2
Midlands +11 10 £540 +8.84%
West Midlands +8 10 £540 +9.09%
South East -4 9 £450 +13.92% 1
Yorkshire +8 8 £488 -2.50%
North West +29 5 £475 -5.00% 2
Wales +14 4 £550 +1.38%
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 178 (71.20%) Java
2 162 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (50.00%) TDD
4 123 (49.20%) Middleware
5 118 (47.20%) Apache Camel
6 114 (45.60%) Maven
7 111 (44.40%) JSON
8 108 (43.20%) Finance
9 101 (40.40%) XML
9 101 (40.40%) SOA
10 94 (37.60%) WSO2
11 93 (37.20%) SAP
12 91 (36.40%) Oracle
13 90 (36.00%) XSLT
14 88 (35.20%) Business Intelligence
15 87 (34.80%) Manufacturing
15 87 (34.80%) Programme Management
15 87 (34.80%) Electronics
15 87 (34.80%) Telecoms
15 87 (34.80%) Marketing
15 87 (34.80%) Digital Marketing
16 81 (32.40%) XPath
17 80 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
18 77 (30.80%) Spring
19 76 (30.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 75 (30.00%) Swagger
20 75 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
21 74 (29.60%) WireMock
22 72 (28.80%) SOAP
23 65 (26.00%) Web Services

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 76 (30.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 75 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 63 (25.20%) Mule ESB
4 17 (6.80%) JBoss
5 13 (5.20%) Confluence
6 12 (4.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (4.40%) WebLogic
8 10 (4.00%) Tomcat
9 8 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (2.80%) Apache
10 7 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (2.80%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.40%) Anypoint
11 6 (2.40%) WildFly
12 3 (1.20%) Alfresco
12 3 (1.20%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.20%) GemFire
12 3 (1.20%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.20%) PaaS
3 11 (4.40%) GitHub
4 10 (4.00%) IaaS
5 7 (2.80%) SaaS
6 5 (2.00%) Force.com
7 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.20%) Boomi
7 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.80%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.80%) npm
8 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.80%) Serverless
9 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.20%) SSL
2 12 (4.80%) HTTP
3 8 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.00%) SMS
5 4 (1.60%) AMQP
6 2 (0.80%) Network Security
7 1 (0.40%) DHCP
7 1 (0.40%) DNS
7 1 (0.40%) FTP
7 1 (0.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.40%) Relational Database
2 16 (6.40%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.60%) RDBMS
5 8 (3.20%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.00%) MySQL
7 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.80%) DataStax
8 2 (0.80%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.40%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.40%) HBase
9 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.40%) Power BI
9 1 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 114 (45.60%) Maven
2 43 (17.20%) Jenkins
3 31 (12.40%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.20%) JIRA
4 13 (5.20%) JUnit
5 11 (4.40%) Gradle
6 10 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.60%) Selenium
8 8 (3.20%) Subversion
9 7 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.80%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.40%) Bitbucket
11 5 (2.00%) Ant
11 5 (2.00%) Cobertura
11 5 (2.00%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.60%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.60%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.20%) Gerrit
General
1 108 (43.20%) Finance
2 87 (34.80%) Electronics
2 87 (34.80%) Manufacturing
2 87 (34.80%) Marketing
2 87 (34.80%) Telecoms
3 30 (12.00%) Banking
4 12 (4.80%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.00%) Front Office
6 7 (2.80%) Retail
7 5 (2.00%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (76.00%) Developer
2 88 (35.20%) Integration Developer
3 74 (29.60%) Senior Developer
4 63 (25.20%) Java Developer
5 58 (23.20%) Agile Developer
5 58 (23.20%) SOA Developer
6 31 (12.40%) Senior Agile Developer
7 27 (10.80%) Architect
8 26 (10.40%) Lead Developer
9 22 (8.80%) MuleSoft Developer
10 15 (6.00%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.20%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (2.80%) Integration Architect
13 7 (2.80%) Middleware Developer
13 7 (2.80%) Technical Leader
14 6 (2.40%) Java Engineer
15 5 (2.00%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (49.20%) Middleware
2 118 (47.20%) Apache Camel
3 111 (44.40%) JSON
4 101 (40.40%) XML
5 90 (36.00%) XSLT
6 77 (30.80%) Spring
7 75 (30.00%) Swagger
8 74 (29.60%) WireMock
9 72 (28.80%) SOAP
10 65 (26.00%) Web Services
11 48 (19.20%) RESTful
12 44 (17.60%) REST
13 31 (12.40%) J2EE
14 26 (10.40%) Spring Boot
15 23 (9.20%) AngularJS
16 21 (8.40%) Java EE
17 20 (8.00%) HTML
18 18 (7.20%) ActiveMQ
19 16 (6.40%) Elastic Stack
20 15 (6.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 80 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.80%) User Experience
5 3 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.80%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.40%) Fintech
7 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.20%) Linux
2 32 (12.80%) Unix
3 11 (4.40%) Windows
4 7 (2.80%) AIX
4 7 (2.80%) HPUX
4 7 (2.80%) Solaris
5 6 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.20%) Android
6 3 (1.20%) CentOS
6 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (50.00%) TDD
3 101 (40.40%) SOA
4 88 (35.20%) Business Intelligence
5 87 (34.80%) Digital Marketing
5 87 (34.80%) Programme Management
6 45 (18.00%) Scrum
7 38 (15.20%) DevOps
8 30 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 23 (9.20%) Microservices
10 23 (9.20%) Test Automation
11 22 (8.80%) MVC
12 18 (7.20%) Kanban
13 17 (6.80%) BDD
14 15 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (5.20%) Mentoring
15 13 (5.20%) OO
16 12 (4.80%) ERP
16 12 (4.80%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 178 (71.20%) Java
2 81 (32.40%) XPath
3 30 (12.00%) SQL
4 17 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.20%) Groovy
5 13 (5.20%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.00%) Scala
7 8 (3.20%) Perl
8 7 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.00%) Apex Code
9 5 (2.00%) Python
10 2 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (1.60%) SC Cleared
1 4 (1.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.80%) CISA
2 2 (0.80%) CISM
2 2 (0.80%) CISSP
3 1 (0.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (5.60%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.60%) Ansible
2 12 (4.80%) Puppet
3 9 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.80%) MOM
5 4 (1.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (1.60%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.80%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.80%) Icinga
6 2 (0.80%) Kibana
6 2 (0.80%) logstash
6 2 (0.80%) Nagios
6 2 (0.80%) Terraform
7 1 (0.40%) Rancher
7 1 (0.40%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 94 (37.60%) WSO2
2 93 (37.20%) SAP
3 91 (36.40%) Oracle
4 46 (18.40%) MuleSoft
5 12 (4.80%) webMethods
6 8 (3.20%) Adobe
6 8 (3.20%) Splunk
7 7 (2.80%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.80%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.80%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.40%) New Relic
8 6 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.00%) hybris
9 5 (2.00%) Informatica
9 5 (2.00%) Sybase
10 4 (1.60%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.20%) Dell
11 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.20%) Talend
12 2 (0.80%) Cloudera