Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 719 610 651
Rank change year-on-year -109 +41 +33
Contract jobs citing Mule 87 299 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.69% 1.71% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 219 174
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £431 £463 £430
90th Percentile £688 £700 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
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 12,559 17,469 17,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 16.84% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,068 11,366 11,154
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 395 436
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.25 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -3.52%

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 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 11 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 13 November 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 -103 81 £550 - 12
UK excluding London -26 58 £550 +4.76% 6
London -28 25 £550 -8.33% 6
North of England +30 21 £550 +12.82% 3
South East +35 18 £575 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire +22 13 £575 +15.00%
East of England -41 12 £550 +4.76%
North West +6 8 £450 +12.50% 2
South West +4 6 £500 +25.00%
Wales +18 2 £625 +8.70%
Midlands +23 1 £450 -18.18% 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 53 (60.92%) MuleSoft
2 48 (55.17%) Java
2 48 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (44.83%) SOAP
4 35 (40.23%) Maven
5 34 (39.08%) REST
6 33 (37.93%) Finance
7 32 (36.78%) Web Services
8 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
9 29 (33.33%) JSON
10 28 (32.18%) DevOps
11 25 (28.74%) SAP
11 25 (28.74%) Spring
12 24 (27.59%) JUnit
12 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
12 24 (27.59%) Anypoint
13 23 (26.44%) JIRA
13 23 (26.44%) Confluence
14 20 (22.99%) AWS
14 20 (22.99%) RAML
15 19 (21.84%) Test Automation
16 18 (20.69%) SOA
16 18 (20.69%) Oracle
16 18 (20.69%) TDD
16 18 (20.69%) Scrum
17 17 (19.54%) Selenium
18 16 (18.39%) RESTful
18 16 (18.39%) Banking
18 16 (18.39%) Middleware
19 15 (17.24%) Retail

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 24 (27.59%) Anypoint
2 23 (26.44%) Confluence
3 15 (17.24%) Mule ESB
4 13 (14.94%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (13.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (11.49%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.15%) Apache
9 1 (1.15%) CICS
9 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.15%) Jetty
9 1 (1.15%) Mendix
9 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.15%) MTS
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.15%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.99%) AWS
2 15 (17.24%) GitHub
3 11 (12.64%) Slack
4 10 (11.49%) Azure
4 10 (11.49%) npm
5 5 (5.75%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (5.75%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (4.60%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.60%) PaaS
7 2 (2.30%) SaaS
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.15%) Boomi
8 1 (1.15%) GCP
8 1 (1.15%) IaaS
8 1 (1.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) SSH
2 1 (1.15%) FTP
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.30%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.15%) DB2
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Redis
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (40.23%) Maven
2 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
3 24 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 24 (27.59%) JUnit
4 23 (26.44%) JIRA
5 17 (19.54%) Selenium
6 13 (14.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (12.64%) Mockito
8 9 (10.34%) Cucumber
8 9 (10.34%) SoapUI
9 6 (6.90%) Gradle
10 5 (5.75%) Ant
10 5 (5.75%) Bitbucket Server
10 5 (5.75%) Subversion
11 4 (4.60%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.60%) Eclipse
12 3 (3.45%) JBehave
13 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (2.30%) Cobertura
13 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (37.93%) Finance
2 16 (18.39%) Banking
3 15 (17.24%) Retail
4 10 (11.49%) Electronics
4 10 (11.49%) Manufacturing
4 10 (11.49%) Marketing
4 10 (11.49%) Public Sector
4 10 (11.49%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.60%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Back Office
6 2 (2.30%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (55.17%) Developer
2 29 (33.33%) MuleSoft Developer
3 13 (14.94%) Architect
3 13 (14.94%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (8.05%) MuleSoft Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Lead DevOps
9 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Data Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Integration Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (2.30%) Data Integration Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) Hybris Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Integration Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (44.83%) SOAP
2 34 (39.08%) REST
3 32 (36.78%) Web Services
4 29 (33.33%) JSON
5 25 (28.74%) Spring
6 20 (22.99%) RAML
7 16 (18.39%) Middleware
7 16 (18.39%) RESTful
8 14 (16.09%) Spring Boot
8 14 (16.09%) XML
9 13 (14.94%) WireMock
10 12 (13.79%) Node.js
11 11 (12.64%) Apache Camel
11 11 (12.64%) Enzyme
11 11 (12.64%) Jest
12 10 (11.49%) Express
12 10 (11.49%) Redux
13 8 (9.20%) CSS
13 8 (9.20%) HTML
13 8 (9.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.90%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) DataPower
4 2 (2.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.15%) AS400
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Linux
1 2 (2.30%) Unix
2 1 (1.15%) Android
2 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.15%) MVS
2 1 (1.15%) OS/2
2 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) DevOps
3 19 (21.84%) Test Automation
4 18 (20.69%) Scrum
4 18 (20.69%) SOA
4 18 (20.69%) TDD
5 12 (13.79%) API Design
5 12 (13.79%) Kanban
5 12 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 12 (13.79%) Microservices
6 10 (11.49%) API Development
6 10 (11.49%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.49%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (11.49%) Pair Programming
6 10 (11.49%) Programme Management
6 10 (11.49%) Risk Management
6 10 (11.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 10 (11.49%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (6.90%) Integration Testing
7 6 (6.90%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.17%) Java
2 15 (17.24%) SQL
3 10 (11.49%) ES6
4 9 (10.34%) Java 8
5 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.45%) XPath
7 2 (2.30%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) Go
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) Python
8 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.15%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Ansible
1 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.45%) CloudHub
3 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.30%) Terraform
4 1 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 53 (60.92%) MuleSoft
2 25 (28.74%) SAP
3 18 (20.69%) Oracle
4 14 (16.09%) Splunk
5 13 (14.94%) AppDynamics
6 11 (12.64%) WSO2
7 10 (11.49%) Blue Coat
7 10 (11.49%) F5
8 8 (9.20%) Talend
9 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (5.75%) IBM
12 4 (4.60%) hybris
12 4 (4.60%) TIBCO
13 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
13 3 (3.45%) ForgeRock
14 2 (2.30%) Adobe
14 2 (2.30%) Dell
15 1 (1.15%) EMC
15 1 (1.15%) Informatica