Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 397 721 613
Rank change year-on-year +324 -108 +32
Contract jobs citing Mule 140 99 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.93% 0.78% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 63 215
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +2.80%
10th Percentile £405 £428 £463
90th Percentile £700 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -18.18% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 4,772 12,682 17,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.54% 14.94% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,940 8,176 11,362
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £273
90th Percentile £650 £626 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.46% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 325 402
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.47% -1.15% +8.75%
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £59.88 £51.45 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year +13.07% -1.75% +8.72%

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 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mule.

Hourly rate trend 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 30 October 2020. 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 +340 138 £525 -4.55% 19
UK excluding London +280 73 £450 -18.18% 6
London +233 65 £620 +12.73% 13
North of England +132 34 £500 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire +98 32 £450 -21.74% 1
Work from Home -82 27 £525 - 2
Midlands +109 24 £432 -4.00% 1
West Midlands - 18 £432 - 1
South West +105 10 £525 +5.00% 1
East Midlands - 6 £315 -
East of England +74 5 £488 -11.36%
North West +81 2 £563 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 130 (92.86%) Java
2 84 (60.00%) Spring
3 78 (55.71%) JSON
4 72 (51.43%) REST
5 69 (49.29%) JIRA
6 66 (47.14%) Middleware
7 63 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (41.43%) Web Services
9 57 (40.71%) Confluence
10 56 (40.00%) Finance
10 56 (40.00%) Maven
11 55 (39.29%) XML
11 55 (39.29%) Git (software)
12 52 (37.14%) Test Automation
12 52 (37.14%) Jenkins
13 50 (35.71%) Apache Camel
13 50 (35.71%) Banking
13 50 (35.71%) TDD
14 47 (33.57%) JUnit
14 47 (33.57%) Unix
15 46 (32.86%) AWS
16 44 (31.43%) WireMock
17 43 (30.71%) Spring Boot
18 42 (30.00%) Red Hat Fuse
19 41 (29.29%) SOAP
19 41 (29.29%) Scrum
20 40 (28.57%) Oracle
20 40 (28.57%) DevOps
21 39 (27.86%) Mockito
21 39 (27.86%) Spring Integration

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 57 (40.71%) Confluence
2 42 (30.00%) Red Hat Fuse
3 36 (25.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
4 20 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (12.86%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.71%) JBoss
7 5 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.14%) Anypoint
9 2 (1.43%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.71%) Apache
10 1 (0.71%) Jetty
10 1 (0.71%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.86%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 46 (32.86%) AWS
2 36 (25.71%) GitHub
3 35 (25.00%) Slack
4 22 (15.71%) PaaS
5 21 (15.00%) IaaS
6 18 (12.86%) npm
7 9 (6.43%) Azure
7 9 (6.43%) GCP
8 7 (5.00%) OpenShift
9 6 (4.29%) Tricentis Tosca
10 4 (2.86%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.71%) Apigee
11 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.71%) Boomi
11 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) SSL
2 11 (7.86%) HTTP
3 9 (6.43%) DNS
3 9 (6.43%) Firewall
3 9 (6.43%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (6.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) FTP
4 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.86%) Relational Database
2 24 (17.14%) MongoDB
3 20 (14.29%) MySQL
4 17 (12.14%) Hadoop
5 11 (7.86%) Apache Hive
5 11 (7.86%) Oracle Database
6 10 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.00%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 69 (49.29%) JIRA
2 56 (40.00%) Maven
3 55 (39.29%) Git (software)
4 52 (37.14%) Jenkins
5 47 (33.57%) JUnit
6 39 (27.86%) Mockito
7 36 (25.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 35 (25.00%) Selenium
9 25 (17.86%) Cucumber
10 24 (17.14%) IntelliJ
11 21 (15.00%) Android Studio
11 21 (15.00%) CocoaPods
11 21 (15.00%) Xcode
12 18 (12.86%) Toad
13 12 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (8.57%) FishEye
13 12 (8.57%) Subversion
14 11 (7.86%) Postman
14 11 (7.86%) SoapUI
15 9 (6.43%) JMeter
General
1 56 (40.00%) Finance
2 50 (35.71%) Banking
3 36 (25.71%) Front Office
4 29 (20.71%) Public Sector
5 27 (19.29%) Investment Banking
6 21 (15.00%) Marketing
7 20 (14.29%) Electronics
7 20 (14.29%) Manufacturing
7 20 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (52.86%) Developer
2 68 (48.57%) Java Developer
3 43 (30.71%) Integration Developer
4 33 (23.57%) Senior Developer
5 31 (22.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (11.43%) Senior Integration Developer
7 9 (6.43%) Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.71%) Consultant
9 7 (5.00%) Java Middleware Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Middleware Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Architect
11 5 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.86%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.86%) Senior Middleware Developer
13 3 (2.14%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (60.00%) Spring
2 78 (55.71%) JSON
3 72 (51.43%) REST
4 66 (47.14%) Middleware
5 58 (41.43%) Web Services
6 55 (39.29%) XML
7 50 (35.71%) Apache Camel
8 44 (31.43%) WireMock
9 43 (30.71%) Spring Boot
10 41 (29.29%) SOAP
11 39 (27.86%) Spring Integration
12 38 (27.14%) Node.js
13 27 (19.29%) XSLT
14 21 (15.00%) React
15 20 (14.29%) RESTful
16 15 (10.71%) Redux
16 15 (10.71%) Swagger
17 14 (10.00%) Enzyme
17 14 (10.00%) Jest
18 13 (9.29%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.57%) Unix
2 39 (27.86%) Linux
3 22 (15.71%) Windows
4 21 (15.00%) Android
4 21 (15.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (37.14%) Test Automation
3 50 (35.71%) TDD
4 41 (29.29%) Scrum
5 40 (28.57%) DevOps
6 37 (26.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 36 (25.71%) Kanban
8 35 (25.00%) Pair Programming
9 33 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (22.14%) BDD
11 27 (19.29%) Microservices
12 26 (18.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 21 (15.00%) Android Development
13 21 (15.00%) iOS Development
13 21 (15.00%) SOA
14 20 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (14.29%) Data Engineering
14 20 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
14 20 (14.29%) Programme Management
15 18 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 130 (92.86%) Java
2 28 (20.00%) Python
2 28 (20.00%) SQL
3 22 (15.71%) Java 8
4 21 (15.00%) Apple Swift
4 21 (15.00%) Kotlin
4 21 (15.00%) XPath
5 14 (10.00%) ES6
6 11 (7.86%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.71%) Groovy
8 1 (0.71%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.14%) ISEB
1 10 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 10 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (24.29%) Docker
2 11 (7.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (20.71%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.43%) Rancher
3 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.86%) Puppet
4 2 (1.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) Grafana
5 1 (0.71%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (28.57%) Oracle
2 36 (25.71%) AppDynamics
2 36 (25.71%) Splunk
3 31 (22.14%) SAP
4 20 (14.29%) WSO2
5 16 (11.43%) Atlassian
5 16 (11.43%) MuleSoft
6 14 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 14 (10.00%) F5
7 12 (8.57%) Talend
8 9 (6.43%) Microsoft
9 8 (5.71%) Sybase
9 8 (5.71%) webMethods
10 7 (5.00%) Murex
11 4 (2.86%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (2.14%) TIBCO
13 2 (1.43%) Google
13 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.71%) Dell
14 1 (0.71%) IBM