Period
to 13 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 582 611
Rank change year-on-year +63 +29 +31
Contract jobs citing Mule 157 63 251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.05% 0.86% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 52 164
10th Percentile £450 £456 £463
25th Percentile £575 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £700 £556 £600
90th Percentile " £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -27.62% - +2.44%

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 7,656 7,351 14,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.53% 14.49% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,211 4,869 9,316
10th Percentile £300 £263 £281
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £435
% change year-on-year +1.71% +0.57% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 163 268
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.63 £11.75
25th Percentile £17.22 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.50% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £55.50 £35.50 £33.94
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +31.58% +18.75% -5.88%

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 13 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 13 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 May 2021. 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 +105 150 £650 +23.81% 25
London +70 128 £650 +30.00% 13
Work from Home -245 23 £525 -19.23% 5
UK excluding London +22 16 £380 -27.62% 12
Midlands +6 6 £340 -45.16% 1
North of England +32 5 - - 7
North West +15 4 - - 1
West Midlands +7 4 £315 -49.19% 1
South East +33 2 £500 -4.76% 2
South West +15 2 £431 -17.86% 2
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire +28 1 - - 6
East of England +17 1 £700 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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.

1 131 (83.44%) Java
2 107 (68.15%) Spring
3 90 (57.32%) Middleware
4 86 (54.78%) Banking
5 85 (54.14%) Apache Camel
6 82 (52.23%) Spring Integration
7 70 (44.59%) Front Office
8 60 (38.22%) Social Skills
9 59 (37.58%) Web Services
10 58 (36.94%) Unix
10 58 (36.94%) REST
11 57 (36.31%) Relational Database
11 57 (36.31%) Linux
12 55 (35.03%) Kubernetes
13 52 (33.12%) Docker
14 50 (31.85%) MuleSoft
15 47 (29.94%) Investment Banking
16 45 (28.66%) Red Hat Fuse
17 42 (26.75%) Finance
17 42 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (19.75%) TDD
19 27 (17.20%) BDD
20 26 (16.56%) Microservices
21 25 (15.92%) DevOps
21 25 (15.92%) JTA
21 25 (15.92%) JTS
22 24 (15.29%) JMS
22 24 (15.29%) XML
22 24 (15.29%) Test Automation
23 23 (14.65%) Subversion

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 45 (28.66%) Red Hat Fuse
2 20 (12.74%) Anypoint
3 16 (10.19%) Mule ESB
4 15 (9.55%) JBoss
5 11 (7.01%) Confluence
6 3 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.64%) FileNet
7 1 (0.64%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.01%) AWS
2 16 (10.19%) OpenShift
3 13 (8.28%) Azure
4 12 (7.64%) GitHub
5 7 (4.46%) SaaS
6 6 (3.82%) GCP
6 6 (3.82%) PaaS
6 6 (3.82%) Power Platform
7 5 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.55%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (1.91%) IaaS
10 1 (0.64%) Boomi
10 1 (0.64%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.64%) Kong
10 1 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.37%) HTTP
2 6 (3.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (36.31%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.55%) MySQL
4 12 (7.64%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.37%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.82%) Power BI
7 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.64%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.64%) Looker
8 1 (0.64%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 23 (14.65%) Subversion
2 22 (14.01%) Cucumber
2 22 (14.01%) Maven
3 20 (12.74%) Jenkins
4 18 (11.46%) JIRA
4 18 (11.46%) JUnit
5 16 (10.19%) Git (software)
6 15 (9.55%) jMock
7 12 (7.64%) JMeter
7 12 (7.64%) Postman
8 11 (7.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (6.37%) FishEye
9 10 (6.37%) Hudson
10 6 (3.82%) REST Assured
10 6 (3.82%) Selenium
10 6 (3.82%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.18%) XMLSpy
12 4 (2.55%) eggPlant
12 4 (2.55%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 86 (54.78%) Banking
2 70 (44.59%) Front Office
3 60 (38.22%) Social Skills
4 47 (29.94%) Investment Banking
5 42 (26.75%) Finance
6 8 (5.10%) Marketing
7 7 (4.46%) Public Sector
8 4 (2.55%) Electronics
8 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 120 (76.43%) Developer
2 93 (59.24%) Java Developer
3 69 (43.95%) Integration Developer
4 43 (27.39%) Senior Developer
5 36 (22.93%) Senior Java Developer
6 31 (19.75%) Senior Integration Developer
7 29 (18.47%) MuleSoft Developer
8 15 (9.55%) Java Middleware Developer
8 15 (9.55%) Middleware Developer
9 12 (7.64%) Architect
10 10 (6.37%) Senior Middleware Developer
11 8 (5.10%) MuleSoft Architect
12 6 (3.82%) Analyst
13 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
13 5 (3.18%) VMware Engineer
14 4 (2.55%) Designer
15 3 (1.91%) Consultant
15 3 (1.91%) Test Analyst
16 2 (1.27%) Integration Architect
16 2 (1.27%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (68.15%) Spring
2 90 (57.32%) Middleware
3 85 (54.14%) Apache Camel
4 82 (52.23%) Spring Integration
5 59 (37.58%) Web Services
6 58 (36.94%) REST
7 25 (15.92%) JTA
7 25 (15.92%) JTS
8 24 (15.29%) JMS
8 24 (15.29%) XML
9 23 (14.65%) Hibernate
10 22 (14.01%) Java EE
11 21 (13.38%) SOAP
12 19 (12.10%) J2EE
13 16 (10.19%) XSLT
14 14 (8.92%) RAML
14 14 (8.92%) RESTful
15 13 (8.28%) OAuth
16 11 (7.01%) Spring Boot
17 10 (6.37%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.18%) Clustering
3 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.91%) User Experience
3 3 (1.91%) Wiki
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (36.94%) Unix
2 57 (36.31%) Linux
3 5 (3.18%) Windows
4 1 (0.64%) Android
4 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.75%) TDD
3 27 (17.20%) BDD
4 26 (16.56%) Microservices
5 25 (15.92%) DevOps
6 24 (15.29%) Test Automation
7 20 (12.74%) UML
8 18 (11.46%) SOA
9 15 (9.55%) OO
10 14 (8.92%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.28%) Open Source
12 11 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.37%) Build Automation
13 10 (6.37%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.37%) SDLC
14 9 (5.73%) Scrum
15 8 (5.10%) Logical Data Model
15 8 (5.10%) Mentoring
15 8 (5.10%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 131 (83.44%) Java
2 10 (6.37%) SQL
3 8 (5.10%) Java 8
4 7 (4.46%) Python
5 5 (3.18%) Go
5 5 (3.18%) Ruby
6 3 (1.91%) C
7 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.64%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.64%) C#
8 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.64%) SOQL
8 1 (0.64%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.18%) CCNA
1 5 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 52 (33.12%) Docker
2 7 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (35.03%) Kubernetes
2 15 (9.55%) CloudHub
3 6 (3.82%) Rancher
4 5 (3.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (1.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (31.85%) MuleSoft
2 15 (9.55%) Sybase
3 11 (7.01%) Splunk
4 10 (6.37%) Atlassian
4 10 (6.37%) Murex
5 6 (3.82%) Google
6 5 (3.18%) Altova
6 5 (3.18%) EMC
6 5 (3.18%) NetApp
6 5 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.18%) VMware
7 4 (2.55%) SAP
8 2 (1.27%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle
9 1 (0.64%) Apple
9 1 (0.64%) Dell
9 1 (0.64%) hybris
9 1 (0.64%) IBM
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.64%) TIBCO