Period
to 25 September 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 September 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 637 718
Rank change year-on-year +32 +81 +113
Contract jobs citing Mule 261 251 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.59% 1.28% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 193 106
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £424 £375 £331
90th Percentile £621 £648 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £485 £385
% change year-on-year +8.25% +25.97% +2.67%
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 16413 19685 20519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.71% 18.58% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10640 12986 12921
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 496 672
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £42.02
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 25 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 14 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 September 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 +50 258 £525 +5.00% 10
UK excluding London +123 163 £525 +8.25% 8
East of England +79 99 £538 +19.44% 2
London -56 98 £550 +4.76% 2
North of England +74 19 £400 -15.79% 1
South West +6 17 £448 +10.15% 4
Yorkshire +47 14 £400 -15.79% 1
South East +29 13 £456 +26.74% 1
West Midlands +20 12 £545 +12.37%
Midlands +1 12 £545 -0.91%
North West +34 5 £475 -1.55%
Scotland - 2 - -
Wales -6 1 £550 -2.65%
East Midlands -18 1 £550 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 170 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (64.37%) Java
3 143 (54.79%) TDD
4 125 (47.89%) Middleware
5 113 (43.30%) JSON
5 113 (43.30%) Apache Camel
6 112 (42.91%) Finance
7 107 (41.00%) SOA
8 106 (40.61%) Maven
9 103 (39.46%) XML
10 101 (38.70%) Oracle
11 97 (37.16%) WSO2
12 92 (35.25%) XSLT
13 91 (34.87%) SAP
14 90 (34.48%) Marketing
15 87 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
16 86 (32.95%) Electronics
16 86 (32.95%) Telecoms
16 86 (32.95%) Manufacturing
16 86 (32.95%) Programme Management
16 86 (32.95%) Digital Marketing
17 83 (31.80%) XPath
17 83 (31.80%) Swagger
18 82 (31.42%) Greenfield Project
19 80 (30.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 78 (29.89%) Oracle Service Bus
21 77 (29.50%) WireMock
21 77 (29.50%) Spring
22 70 (26.82%) Mule ESB
23 67 (25.67%) 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 80 (30.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 78 (29.89%) Oracle Service Bus
3 70 (26.82%) Mule ESB
4 18 (6.90%) Anypoint
5 15 (5.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (5.75%) JBoss
5 15 (5.75%) Tomcat
6 11 (4.21%) WebLogic
7 10 (3.83%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.45%) Alfresco
8 9 (3.45%) Confluence
9 7 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (2.30%) Apache
11 4 (1.53%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.15%) GemFire
12 3 (1.15%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (1.15%) WildFly
13 2 (0.77%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.13%) GitHub
2 9 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.07%) IaaS
3 8 (3.07%) PaaS
4 7 (2.68%) npm
5 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.30%) SaaS
6 5 (1.92%) Force.com
7 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.15%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.77%) Boomi
9 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.38%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.98%) HTTP
2 11 (4.21%) SSL
3 7 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.92%) SMS
5 4 (1.53%) AMQP
6 3 (1.15%) Network Security
7 1 (0.38%) DHCP
7 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.20%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.51%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.98%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.83%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.83%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.68%) MySQL
6 3 (1.15%) DataStax
6 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.77%) Endeca
7 2 (0.77%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.77%) HBase
7 2 (0.77%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 106 (40.61%) Maven
2 45 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 31 (11.88%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (5.36%) Selenium
4 14 (5.36%) Subversion
5 11 (4.21%) JIRA
5 11 (4.21%) JUnit
6 10 (3.83%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.07%) Appium
7 8 (3.07%) Calabash
7 8 (3.07%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.07%) SonarQube
8 7 (2.68%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.68%) webpack
9 6 (2.30%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.92%) Ant
10 5 (1.92%) Cobertura
10 5 (1.92%) Gradle
10 5 (1.92%) jMock
General
1 112 (42.91%) Finance
2 90 (34.48%) Marketing
3 86 (32.95%) Electronics
3 86 (32.95%) Manufacturing
3 86 (32.95%) Telecoms
4 42 (16.09%) Banking
5 18 (6.90%) Investment Banking
6 14 (5.36%) Retail
7 13 (4.98%) Front Office
8 6 (2.30%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.92%) Back Office
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (76.63%) Developer
2 92 (35.25%) Integration Developer
3 61 (23.37%) Senior Developer
4 60 (22.99%) Agile Developer
4 60 (22.99%) SOA Developer
5 53 (20.31%) Java Developer
6 33 (12.64%) Architect
7 30 (11.49%) MuleSoft Developer
8 26 (9.96%) Lead Developer
9 22 (8.43%) Technical Architect
10 20 (7.66%) Senior Agile Developer
11 9 (3.45%) Middleware Developer
12 8 (3.07%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (2.68%) Java Architect
13 7 (2.68%) Technical Leader
14 6 (2.30%) Integration Architect
15 5 (1.92%) Analyst
15 5 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
15 5 (1.92%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (47.89%) Middleware
2 113 (43.30%) Apache Camel
2 113 (43.30%) JSON
3 103 (39.46%) XML
4 92 (35.25%) XSLT
5 83 (31.80%) Swagger
6 77 (29.50%) Spring
6 77 (29.50%) WireMock
7 67 (25.67%) SOAP
8 51 (19.54%) REST
9 50 (19.16%) Web Services
10 44 (16.86%) RESTful
11 34 (13.03%) AngularJS
12 33 (12.64%) J2EE
13 21 (8.05%) JMS
14 18 (6.90%) Java EE
15 17 (6.51%) HTML
15 17 (6.51%) Spring Boot
16 15 (5.75%) Hibernate
16 15 (5.75%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 82 (31.42%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (9.58%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.45%) User Experience
5 8 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.38%) Fintech
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.64%) Unix
2 32 (12.26%) Linux
3 12 (4.60%) Windows
4 10 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.30%) AIX
5 6 (2.30%) Android
5 6 (2.30%) HPUX
5 6 (2.30%) Solaris
6 4 (1.53%) CentOS
6 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (54.79%) TDD
3 107 (41.00%) SOA
4 87 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 86 (32.95%) Digital Marketing
5 86 (32.95%) Programme Management
6 52 (19.92%) Scrum
7 37 (14.18%) DevOps
7 37 (14.18%) Microservices
8 29 (11.11%) BDD
9 25 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (8.81%) OO
10 23 (8.81%) Open Source
11 22 (8.43%) Test Automation
12 21 (8.05%) E-Commerce
13 18 (6.90%) Kanban
14 16 (6.13%) API Development
15 15 (5.75%) Mentoring
16 12 (4.60%) Continuous Deployment
17 11 (4.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (64.37%) Java
2 83 (31.80%) XPath
3 28 (10.73%) SQL
4 15 (5.75%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 12 (4.60%) Groovy
7 7 (2.68%) Perl
8 5 (1.92%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.77%) Python
11 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (1.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.15%) CISA
3 3 (1.15%) CISM
3 3 (1.15%) CISSP
4 2 (0.77%) Degree
5 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) FedRAMP
2 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (3.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.15%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.77%) HDFS
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.83%) Ansible
1 10 (3.83%) Puppet
2 7 (2.68%) MOM
3 6 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (1.53%) Kibana
5 3 (1.15%) logstash
6 2 (0.77%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 101 (38.70%) Oracle
2 97 (37.16%) WSO2
3 91 (34.87%) SAP
4 55 (21.07%) MuleSoft
5 9 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.45%) webMethods
6 7 (2.68%) Adobe
6 7 (2.68%) hybris
6 7 (2.68%) Splunk
6 7 (2.68%) Sybase
7 6 (2.30%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.30%) Informatica
7 6 (2.30%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.92%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.92%) IBM
9 4 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.15%) Demandware
11 2 (0.77%) Telerik
11 2 (0.77%) Xamarin