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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 577 545
Rank change year-on-year +38 -32  
Contract jobs citing Mule 66 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.84% 0.77% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 49
Median daily rate £463 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £680 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £394 £413
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mule is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7828 9271 9247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.31% 17.22% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5120 5927 5476
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £563 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 224 340
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mule as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 17 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 66 £463 -7.50% 19
London +35 42 £488 -2.50% 8
South West -3 10 £375 - 6
City of London 0 9 £625 +13.63%
West Yorkshire +18 8 £513 +24.24% 1
Yorkshire +18 8 £513 +22.38% 1
Gloucestershire +7 7 £375 - 6
Leeds +5 5 £525 +27.27% 1
East of England -2 3 £475 +31.03% 1
Essex - 3 £475 - 1
Wakefield - 3 £400 -
South East +17 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
North West +28 1 - -
Manchester +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mule also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mule.

1 137 (79.65%) Java
2 77 (44.77%) Finance
3 76 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (43.02%) Mule ESB
5 67 (38.95%) Spring
6 59 (34.30%) TDD
6 59 (34.30%) Apache Camel
7 58 (33.72%) SOA
8 57 (33.14%) JSON
9 55 (31.98%) Oracle
9 55 (31.98%) XML
10 54 (31.40%) MuleSoft
11 51 (29.65%) SOAP
11 51 (29.65%) Middleware
12 50 (29.07%) Maven
13 43 (25.00%) Marketing
13 43 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
13 43 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (25.00%) REST
14 42 (24.42%) SAP
14 42 (24.42%) Electronics
14 42 (24.42%) Telecoms
14 42 (24.42%) Manufacturing
14 42 (24.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 42 (24.42%) Programme Management
15 40 (23.26%) Jenkins
16 38 (22.09%) Web Services
17 33 (19.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 33 (19.19%) SQL
17 33 (19.19%) Hibernate

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 74 (43.02%) Mule ESB
2 33 (19.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 28 (16.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 20 (11.63%) Tomcat
5 18 (10.47%) WebSphere
6 16 (9.30%) Anypoint
7 11 (6.40%) Apache
8 10 (5.81%) Confluence
9 9 (5.23%) WebLogic
10 6 (3.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (3.49%) Apache Solr
10 6 (3.49%) CMS
10 6 (3.49%) JBoss
11 5 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
12 4 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.74%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.74%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (24.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.49%) Fredhopper
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.56%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (7.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (6.40%) GitHub
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) HTTP
2 4 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.74%) FTP
4 2 (1.16%) Network Security
5 1 (0.58%) AMQP
5 1 (0.58%) DHCP
5 1 (0.58%) DNS
5 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.63%) MongoDB
2 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.56%) MySQL
4 10 (5.81%) Endeca
5 9 (5.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.74%) Big Data
8 3 (1.74%) QlikView
8 3 (1.74%) Redis
9 2 (1.16%) DataStax
10 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.58%) DB2
10 1 (0.58%) HBase
10 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (29.07%) Maven
2 40 (23.26%) Jenkins
3 18 (10.47%) JIRA
4 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.56%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.40%) JUnit
7 10 (5.81%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.65%) Mockito
9 7 (4.07%) Xcode
10 6 (3.49%) EasyMock
10 6 (3.49%) Selenium
10 6 (3.49%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.91%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (1.16%) Hudson
13 2 (1.16%) IntelliJ
13 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
13 2 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 77 (44.77%) Finance
2 43 (25.00%) Marketing
3 42 (24.42%) Electronics
3 42 (24.42%) Manufacturing
3 42 (24.42%) Telecoms
4 27 (15.70%) Banking
5 15 (8.72%) Retail
6 10 (5.81%) Legal
7 7 (4.07%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.33%) Law
9 3 (1.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Automotive
10 1 (0.58%) Billing
10 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (76.74%) Developer
2 66 (38.37%) Java Developer
3 36 (20.93%) Integration Developer
4 28 (16.28%) Architect
5 22 (12.79%) SOA Developer
6 17 (9.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 13 (7.56%) Middleware Developer
8 12 (6.98%) Agile Developer
9 11 (6.40%) Java Middleware Developer
10 10 (5.81%) MuleSoft Developer
10 10 (5.81%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.23%) Java Architect
11 9 (5.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (4.07%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.49%) Integration Specialist
13 6 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
14 5 (2.91%) Salesforce Architect
14 5 (2.91%) Salesforce Developer
15 4 (2.33%) Applications Architect
15 4 (2.33%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (38.95%) Spring
2 59 (34.30%) Apache Camel
3 57 (33.14%) JSON
4 55 (31.98%) XML
5 51 (29.65%) Middleware
5 51 (29.65%) SOAP
6 43 (25.00%) REST
7 38 (22.09%) Web Services
8 33 (19.19%) Hibernate
9 31 (18.02%) XSLT
10 28 (16.28%) CSS
11 27 (15.70%) HTML
11 27 (15.70%) Java EE
12 25 (14.53%) J2EE
13 24 (13.95%) AngularJS
14 23 (13.37%) JMS
14 23 (13.37%) RESTful
15 22 (12.79%) JPA
15 22 (12.79%) Swagger
15 22 (12.79%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.23%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.33%) PKI
6 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.74%) DataPower
6 3 (1.74%) iPad
6 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.58%) Animation
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.14%) Linux
2 8 (4.65%) Unix
3 7 (4.07%) Android
3 7 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.49%) Windows
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (34.30%) TDD
3 58 (33.72%) SOA
4 43 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 43 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 42 (24.42%) Programme Management
6 31 (18.02%) MVC
7 28 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (15.12%) E-Commerce
9 21 (12.21%) BDD
10 19 (11.05%) Open Source
10 19 (11.05%) Scrum
11 17 (9.88%) OO
12 16 (9.30%) EAI
12 16 (9.30%) SDLC
13 15 (8.72%) Integration Testing
13 15 (8.72%) Microservices
14 14 (8.14%) DevOps
14 14 (8.14%) UML
15 12 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 137 (79.65%) Java
2 33 (19.19%) SQL
3 32 (18.60%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.95%) XPath
5 7 (4.07%) Apple Swift
5 7 (4.07%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.91%) Apex Code
7 5 (2.91%) SOQL
7 5 (2.91%) SOSL
8 3 (1.74%) Groovy
9 1 (0.58%) C#
9 1 (0.58%) Korn
9 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.58%) Scala
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.49%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) CISA
3 2 (1.16%) CISM
3 2 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.58%) CDISC
4 1 (0.58%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) HDFS
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (2.33%) CloudHub
1 4 (2.33%) OpenSSO
2 3 (1.74%) MOM
3 2 (1.16%) Kibana
3 2 (1.16%) logstash
4 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) yum
Vendors
1 55 (31.98%) Oracle
2 54 (31.40%) MuleSoft
3 42 (24.42%) SAP
4 30 (17.44%) WSO2
5 18 (10.47%) IBM
6 10 (5.81%) ATG
7 9 (5.23%) Informatica
7 9 (5.23%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (4.07%) Demandware
8 7 (4.07%) Splunk
8 7 (4.07%) Tealium
9 6 (3.49%) Adobe
9 6 (3.49%) hybris
9 6 (3.49%) Omniture
9 6 (3.49%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.91%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.91%) VMware
11 4 (2.33%) Apigee
11 4 (2.33%) BEA
12 3 (1.74%) Cloudera
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