Period
to 17 October 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 613 622 660
Rank change year-on-year +9 +38 +57
Contract jobs citing Mule 291 248 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 1.49% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 178 185
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +8.33% +24.04%
10th Percentile £463 £424 £368
90th Percentile £700 £619 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £485
% change year-on-year - +8.25% +25.97%
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 17,284 16,643 19,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.75% 16.76% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,245 10,856 13,055
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £251
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 411 521
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 +11 277 £550 +3.77% 28
London +68 150 £600 +9.09% 11
UK excluding London -46 138 £525 - 17
East of England -23 83 £525 -2.33% 6
Midlands -21 16 £573 +5.05% 7
North of England -29 14 £475 +15.15% 2
South East 0 13 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -14 11 £500 +25.00% 1
Wales -7 10 £575 +4.55%
East Midlands +7 9 £550 -
West Midlands -23 7 £595 +9.17% 7
South West -33 7 £400 -9.35% 1
Scotland -16 3 - -
North West -20 3 £400 -15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 226 (77.66%) Java
2 172 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (46.05%) Middleware
4 125 (42.96%) Web Services
5 117 (40.21%) Apache Camel
6 107 (36.77%) Spring
7 106 (36.43%) SOAP
8 97 (33.33%) TDD
9 92 (31.62%) Finance
10 89 (30.58%) SOA
11 87 (29.90%) JSON
12 86 (29.55%) RESTful
13 85 (29.21%) MuleSoft
14 82 (28.18%) Oracle
15 75 (25.77%) REST
16 74 (25.43%) Banking
17 69 (23.71%) Maven
18 67 (23.02%) WSO2
19 66 (22.68%) XML
20 65 (22.34%) Oracle Service Bus
21 64 (21.99%) SAP
21 64 (21.99%) Greenfield Project
22 62 (21.31%) Marketing
23 60 (20.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
24 59 (20.27%) SQL
24 59 (20.27%) Telecoms
24 59 (20.27%) Programme Management
25 57 (19.59%) Manufacturing
26 56 (19.24%) Relational Database
27 55 (18.90%) J2EE

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 65 (22.34%) Oracle Service Bus
2 60 (20.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 45 (15.46%) Mule ESB
4 35 (12.03%) Anypoint
5 30 (10.31%) Apache
6 16 (5.50%) Apache Solr
7 13 (4.47%) JBoss
8 10 (3.44%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (2.41%) CMS
11 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
11 7 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (1.72%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (1.72%) Confluence
12 5 (1.72%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (3.44%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.03%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.09%) SaaS
3 8 (2.75%) IaaS
4 7 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.41%) GitHub
4 7 (2.41%) PaaS
5 3 (1.03%) Boomi
5 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.69%) npm
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) Route 53
7 1 (0.34%) Slack
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.41%) HTTP
2 6 (2.06%) SSL
3 3 (1.03%) AMQP
3 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.69%) FTP
4 2 (0.69%) SMS
4 2 (0.69%) SMTP
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.34%) SSH
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.24%) Relational Database
2 20 (6.87%) RDBMS
2 20 (6.87%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.47%) MySQL
5 11 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.41%) Endeca
8 1 (0.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 69 (23.71%) Maven
2 49 (16.84%) Git (software)
3 44 (15.12%) Jenkins
4 18 (6.19%) JIRA
5 16 (5.50%) Selenium
6 13 (4.47%) JUnit
7 11 (3.78%) JMeter
7 11 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (3.44%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.44%) SoapUI
9 9 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.09%) Mercurial
9 9 (3.09%) NeoLoad
9 9 (3.09%) Rational Rose
9 9 (3.09%) SonarQube
10 8 (2.75%) Gradle
11 7 (2.41%) Ant
12 6 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.72%) Cobertura
General
1 92 (31.62%) Finance
2 74 (25.43%) Banking
3 62 (21.31%) Marketing
4 59 (20.27%) Telecoms
5 57 (19.59%) Manufacturing
6 54 (18.56%) Electronics
7 47 (16.15%) Front Office
8 36 (12.37%) Investment Banking
9 29 (9.97%) Retail
10 5 (1.72%) Back Office
11 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.69%) Advertising
12 2 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 202 (69.42%) Developer
2 125 (42.96%) Java Developer
3 106 (36.43%) Integration Developer
4 76 (26.12%) Senior Developer
5 47 (16.15%) Senior Java Developer
6 45 (15.46%) Architect
7 37 (12.71%) MuleSoft Developer
8 29 (9.97%) SOA Developer
9 20 (6.87%) Agile Developer
10 19 (6.53%) Senior Agile Developer
10 19 (6.53%) Technical Architect
11 17 (5.84%) Lead Developer
12 15 (5.15%) Lead Java Developer
13 13 (4.47%) Consultant
14 10 (3.44%) Analyst
14 10 (3.44%) Cloud Developer
15 9 (3.09%) Integration Architect
16 7 (2.41%) Java Architect
17 6 (2.06%) Java Consultant
17 6 (2.06%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (46.05%) Middleware
2 125 (42.96%) Web Services
3 117 (40.21%) Apache Camel
4 107 (36.77%) Spring
5 106 (36.43%) SOAP
6 87 (29.90%) JSON
7 86 (29.55%) RESTful
8 75 (25.77%) REST
9 66 (22.68%) XML
10 55 (18.90%) J2EE
11 47 (16.15%) Spring Integration
11 47 (16.15%) Swagger
12 45 (15.46%) XSLT
13 36 (12.37%) WireMock
14 33 (11.34%) JTA
14 33 (11.34%) JTS
15 29 (9.97%) JMS
16 28 (9.62%) Hibernate
17 22 (7.56%) Spring Boot
18 21 (7.22%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.99%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.81%) Derivative
3 14 (4.81%) Equities
3 14 (4.81%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.41%) PKI
5 6 (2.06%) User Experience
6 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.40%) Unix
2 38 (13.06%) Linux
3 6 (2.06%) Windows
4 3 (1.03%) AIX
4 3 (1.03%) HPUX
4 3 (1.03%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (33.33%) TDD
3 89 (30.58%) SOA
4 59 (20.27%) Programme Management
5 54 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (18.56%) Digital Marketing
6 49 (16.84%) Test Automation
7 46 (15.81%) E-Commerce
8 40 (13.75%) Microservices
9 37 (12.71%) DevOps
10 31 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (10.65%) Scrum
11 28 (9.62%) BDD
12 21 (7.22%) UML
13 19 (6.53%) API Development
14 18 (6.19%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (5.84%) Web Development
16 15 (5.15%) Data Modelling
17 14 (4.81%) ATDD
17 14 (4.81%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 226 (77.66%) Java
2 59 (20.27%) SQL
3 52 (17.87%) Java 8
4 40 (13.75%) XPath
5 15 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 14 (4.81%) Java 9
7 12 (4.12%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.41%) C#
9 6 (2.06%) Groovy
10 5 (1.72%) Python
11 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.37%) Scala
12 1 (0.34%) ES6
12 1 (0.34%) Perl
12 1 (0.34%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (2.41%) Degree
2 3 (1.03%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.34%) ISEB
3 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.78%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (3.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.47%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.12%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (3.09%) Ansible
3 9 (3.09%) Kibana
3 9 (3.09%) logstash
4 7 (2.41%) OpenSSO
5 6 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.37%) Puppet
7 3 (1.03%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 85 (29.21%) MuleSoft
2 82 (28.18%) Oracle
3 67 (23.02%) WSO2
4 64 (21.99%) SAP
5 14 (4.81%) Apigee
6 10 (3.44%) AppDynamics
6 10 (3.44%) Google
7 9 (3.09%) hybris
8 8 (2.75%) Talend
9 7 (2.41%) ATG
9 7 (2.41%) BEA
9 7 (2.41%) IBM
9 7 (2.41%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.37%) Splunk
10 4 (1.37%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.03%) Marketo
11 3 (1.03%) Sybase
12 2 (0.69%) JD Edwards