Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 617 648 675
Rank change year-on-year +31 +27 +10
Contract jobs citing Mule 235 239 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.65% 1.46% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 179 138
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £463 £452 £375
90th Percentile £700 £690 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +15.15%
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 14,264 16,328 15,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.72% 16.35% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,097 10,786 10,049
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 366 364
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -7.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.55 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £49.38 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.96
% change year-on-year - -7.70% -7.51%

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 20 June 2019.

Contractor 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 20 June 2019. 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 +4 191 £533 +1.43% 4
UK excluding London +35 146 £525 - 1
London -12 78 £600 +9.09% 3
East of England -4 69 £525 -
Wales +35 35 £600 +9.09%
Yorkshire +22 16 £500 +12.68%
North of England +20 16 £500 +21.21%
South East +17 15 £531 +9.76% 1
South West -32 8 £475 -
Scotland - 3 £550 -
Midlands +2 2 £450 -19.64%
West Midlands -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 165 (70.21%) Java
2 143 (60.85%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (57.45%) SOAP
4 101 (42.98%) Web Services
5 100 (42.55%) Finance
6 98 (41.70%) SOA
7 96 (40.85%) Apache Camel
8 94 (40.00%) MuleSoft
9 90 (38.30%) Middleware
10 88 (37.45%) RESTful
11 83 (35.32%) TDD
12 81 (34.47%) SAP
13 78 (33.19%) REST
14 77 (32.77%) Oracle
15 76 (32.34%) WSO2
16 74 (31.49%) Maven
16 74 (31.49%) Java 8
17 73 (31.06%) Programme Management
18 72 (30.64%) Manufacturing
18 72 (30.64%) Electronics
18 72 (30.64%) Telecoms
18 72 (30.64%) Business Intelligence
18 72 (30.64%) Marketing
18 72 (30.64%) Digital Marketing
19 71 (30.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 70 (29.79%) Oracle Service Bus
21 65 (27.66%) JSON
22 59 (25.11%) Jenkins
23 56 (23.83%) Greenfield Project
24 54 (22.98%) Git (software)

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 71 (30.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 70 (29.79%) Oracle Service Bus
3 52 (22.13%) Anypoint
4 25 (10.64%) Mule ESB
5 17 (7.23%) Tomcat
6 16 (6.81%) Confluence
7 15 (6.38%) Apache
8 10 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (2.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.13%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.85%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.85%) JBoss
11 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.23%) GitHub
3 16 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.83%) Slack
5 5 (2.13%) Boomi
5 5 (2.13%) iPaaS
5 5 (2.13%) PaaS
5 5 (2.13%) SaaS
6 4 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.70%) Apigee
7 3 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.28%) IaaS
8 2 (0.85%) npm
8 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.28%) HTTP
1 3 (1.28%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.85%) AMQP
2 2 (0.85%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.09%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.81%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.55%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.28%) MySQL
8 2 (0.85%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 74 (31.49%) Maven
2 59 (25.11%) Jenkins
3 54 (22.98%) Git (software)
4 28 (11.91%) JIRA
5 23 (9.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 18 (7.66%) Selenium
7 15 (6.38%) Artifactory
8 13 (5.53%) JUnit
8 13 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.53%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (4.26%) Cucumber
9 10 (4.26%) Mockito
9 10 (4.26%) SonarQube
10 7 (2.98%) Gradle
11 6 (2.55%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.13%) Ant
12 5 (2.13%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.70%) Cobertura
13 4 (1.70%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 100 (42.55%) Finance
2 72 (30.64%) Electronics
2 72 (30.64%) Manufacturing
2 72 (30.64%) Marketing
2 72 (30.64%) Telecoms
3 39 (16.60%) Banking
4 13 (5.53%) Front Office
4 13 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.98%) Retail
6 5 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.70%) Back Office
7 4 (1.70%) German Language
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (79.15%) Developer
2 94 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 71 (30.21%) MuleSoft Developer
3 71 (30.21%) Senior Developer
4 62 (26.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 43 (18.30%) Integration Developer
6 15 (6.38%) Lead Developer
7 13 (5.53%) Consultant
8 11 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.68%) Senior DevOps
9 10 (4.26%) Architect
9 10 (4.26%) SOA Developer
10 6 (2.55%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (2.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.13%) Designer
11 5 (2.13%) MuleSoft Architect
11 5 (2.13%) Web Developer
12 4 (1.70%) Integration Architect
12 4 (1.70%) Integration Consultant
12 4 (1.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (57.45%) SOAP
2 101 (42.98%) Web Services
3 96 (40.85%) Apache Camel
4 90 (38.30%) Middleware
5 88 (37.45%) RESTful
6 78 (33.19%) REST
7 65 (27.66%) JSON
8 53 (22.55%) Spring
9 52 (22.13%) XML
10 35 (14.89%) WireMock
11 31 (13.19%) XSLT
12 30 (12.77%) Swagger
13 22 (9.36%) CSS
13 22 (9.36%) HTML
14 21 (8.94%) Spring Integration
15 20 (8.51%) Spring Boot
16 18 (7.66%) J2EE
17 16 (6.81%) RAML
18 14 (5.96%) .NET
18 14 (5.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (23.83%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.83%) User Experience
3 8 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.98%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.70%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.28%) PKI
7 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.43%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.66%) Linux
2 16 (6.81%) Unix
3 7 (2.98%) Android
3 7 (2.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (60.85%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (41.70%) SOA
3 83 (35.32%) TDD
4 73 (31.06%) Programme Management
5 72 (30.64%) Business Intelligence
5 72 (30.64%) Digital Marketing
6 49 (20.85%) Test Automation
7 42 (17.87%) DevOps
8 24 (10.21%) Microservices
9 23 (9.79%) Mentoring
10 22 (9.36%) API Development
11 21 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (8.94%) Deployment Automation
12 20 (8.51%) Scrum
13 16 (6.81%) SDLC
14 15 (6.38%) API Design
15 14 (5.96%) BDD
15 14 (5.96%) Coaching
16 12 (5.11%) Data Governance
16 12 (5.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 165 (70.21%) Java
2 74 (31.49%) Java 8
3 50 (21.28%) SQL
4 30 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 26 (11.06%) XPath
6 24 (10.21%) Python
7 14 (5.96%) C#
8 12 (5.11%) Groovy
8 12 (5.11%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.40%) Go
10 3 (1.28%) Perl
11 2 (0.85%) ES6
11 2 (0.85%) Java 9
11 2 (0.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) Scala
12 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (2.55%) Degree
2 4 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 23 (9.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 18 (7.66%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.38%) CloudHub
3 5 (2.13%) Ansible
4 4 (1.70%) Puppet
5 3 (1.28%) Control-M
5 3 (1.28%) Terraform
6 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 94 (40.00%) MuleSoft
2 81 (34.47%) SAP
3 77 (32.77%) Oracle
4 76 (32.34%) WSO2
5 39 (16.60%) Talend
6 14 (5.96%) Splunk
7 11 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (4.26%) AppDynamics
8 10 (4.26%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.98%) Adobe
9 7 (2.98%) IBM
10 4 (1.70%) Dell
10 4 (1.70%) hybris
11 3 (1.28%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.85%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.85%) F5
13 1 (0.43%) Charles River
13 1 (0.43%) Google
13 1 (0.43%) Informatica
13 1 (0.43%) Sybase