Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 648 683
Rank change year-on-year +39 +35 +46
Contract jobs citing Mule 302 257 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.72% 1.50% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 185 142
UK median daily rate £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £406
90th Percentile £700 £608 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +29.87%
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 17,532 17,141 18,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,276 11,373 12,049
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 439
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.76 £47.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +31 281 £550 +7.32% 18
London +80 151 £575 +12.20% 14
UK excluding London -46 142 £538 +4.88% 6
East of England -26 71 £525 +2.44%
Midlands +2 24 £550 +0.92%
South East -2 17 £500 +11.11%
Wales -17 15 £575 +4.55% 1
West Midlands -29 14 £595 +9.17%
North of England -13 10 £450 -5.26% 3
South West -42 10 £400 -0.62% 1
East Midlands - 10 £550 -
North West -4 6 £400 -15.79%
Scotland -4 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 4 £525 +7.69% 3

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 232 (76.82%) Java
2 176 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (44.04%) SOAP
4 126 (41.72%) Web Services
5 113 (37.42%) REST
6 109 (36.09%) MuleSoft
6 109 (36.09%) Middleware
7 106 (35.10%) Spring
8 101 (33.44%) Apache Camel
9 91 (30.13%) TDD
10 89 (29.47%) SOA
11 82 (27.15%) Maven
12 81 (26.82%) Finance
13 76 (25.17%) Oracle
13 76 (25.17%) RESTful
14 68 (22.52%) Banking
15 67 (22.19%) JSON
16 63 (20.86%) Test Automation
17 59 (19.54%) Relational Database
17 59 (19.54%) WSO2
17 59 (19.54%) Greenfield Project
17 59 (19.54%) Java 8
18 56 (18.54%) Mule ESB
19 55 (18.21%) SQL
20 54 (17.88%) XML
20 54 (17.88%) Oracle Service Bus
20 54 (17.88%) Marketing
21 53 (17.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
22 52 (17.22%) Anypoint
22 52 (17.22%) 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 56 (18.54%) Mule ESB
2 54 (17.88%) Oracle Service Bus
3 53 (17.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 52 (17.22%) Anypoint
5 25 (8.28%) Apache
6 16 (5.30%) Confluence
7 14 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (4.30%) Apache Solr
9 11 (3.64%) JBoss
10 7 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.33%) CMS
13 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.98%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.61%) SaaS
2 19 (6.29%) GitHub
2 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.63%) Apigee
4 10 (3.31%) IaaS
5 7 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.32%) PaaS
6 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.99%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.99%) npm
8 2 (0.66%) Boomi
8 2 (0.66%) Serverless
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.99%) SSL
2 5 (1.66%) HTTP
3 4 (1.32%) AMQP
4 3 (0.99%) FTP
4 3 (0.99%) SMTP
4 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.33%) SMS
5 1 (0.33%) SSH
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.54%) Relational Database
2 24 (7.95%) RDBMS
3 22 (7.28%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.30%) MongoDB
4 16 (5.30%) MySQL
5 14 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Endeca
7 1 (0.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 82 (27.15%) Maven
2 51 (16.89%) Git (software)
3 48 (15.89%) Jenkins
4 29 (9.60%) JUnit
5 27 (8.94%) JIRA
6 22 (7.28%) Selenium
7 16 (5.30%) Gradle
8 15 (4.97%) Subversion
9 14 (4.64%) JMeter
10 13 (4.30%) Eclipse
10 13 (4.30%) SoapUI
11 12 (3.97%) Mercurial
11 12 (3.97%) NeoLoad
12 10 (3.31%) Cucumber
13 9 (2.98%) Ant
13 9 (2.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (2.98%) Rational Rose
14 7 (2.32%) Cobertura
15 6 (1.99%) Bitbucket
15 6 (1.99%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (26.82%) Finance
2 68 (22.52%) Banking
3 54 (17.88%) Marketing
4 52 (17.22%) Manufacturing
5 51 (16.89%) Telecoms
6 43 (14.24%) Electronics
7 37 (12.25%) Front Office
8 31 (10.26%) Investment Banking
9 30 (9.93%) Retail
10 7 (2.32%) Automotive
10 7 (2.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.66%) Games
11 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 221 (73.18%) Developer
2 121 (40.07%) Java Developer
3 91 (30.13%) Integration Developer
4 80 (26.49%) Senior Developer
5 58 (19.21%) MuleSoft Developer
6 49 (16.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 35 (11.59%) Architect
8 23 (7.62%) Lead Developer
9 20 (6.62%) SOA Developer
10 16 (5.30%) Agile Developer
11 15 (4.97%) Consultant
11 15 (4.97%) Senior Agile Developer
12 13 (4.30%) Lead Java Developer
12 13 (4.30%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.31%) Cloud Developer
14 9 (2.98%) Design Engineer
14 9 (2.98%) Java Engineer
14 9 (2.98%) Product Design Engineer
14 9 (2.98%) Product Engineer
14 9 (2.98%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (44.04%) SOAP
2 126 (41.72%) Web Services
3 113 (37.42%) REST
4 109 (36.09%) Middleware
5 106 (35.10%) Spring
6 101 (33.44%) Apache Camel
7 76 (25.17%) RESTful
8 67 (22.19%) JSON
9 54 (17.88%) XML
10 52 (17.22%) J2EE
11 47 (15.56%) JMS
12 44 (14.57%) Hibernate
13 38 (12.58%) Spring Integration
14 36 (11.92%) Swagger
15 32 (10.60%) XSLT
16 28 (9.27%) Spring Boot
17 27 (8.94%) JTA
17 27 (8.94%) JTS
18 26 (8.61%) RAML
19 24 (7.95%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 59 (19.54%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (3.31%) Derivative
3 10 (3.31%) Equities
3 10 (3.31%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.32%) User Experience
6 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.33%) Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.26%) Unix
2 31 (10.26%) Linux
3 6 (1.99%) Windows
4 3 (0.99%) AIX
4 3 (0.99%) HPUX
4 3 (0.99%) Solaris
5 1 (0.33%) Android
5 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.13%) TDD
3 89 (29.47%) SOA
4 63 (20.86%) Test Automation
5 51 (16.89%) Programme Management
6 49 (16.23%) Microservices
7 48 (15.89%) E-Commerce
8 43 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (14.24%) Digital Marketing
9 36 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (10.60%) BDD
11 29 (9.60%) DevOps
12 26 (8.61%) API Development
12 26 (8.61%) UML
13 19 (6.29%) Continuous Deployment
13 19 (6.29%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (6.29%) Web Development
14 17 (5.63%) Open Source
14 17 (5.63%) Technical Leadership
15 14 (4.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 232 (76.82%) Java
2 59 (19.54%) Java 8
3 55 (18.21%) SQL
4 27 (8.94%) JavaScript
5 26 (8.61%) XPath
6 17 (5.63%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.97%) Java 9
8 7 (2.32%) Python
9 5 (1.66%) C#
9 5 (1.66%) Groovy
10 4 (1.32%) Go
10 4 (1.32%) Scala
11 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.66%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) ES6
12 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (2.98%) Degree
2 3 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.33%) ISEB
3 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.29%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) PSD2
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (4.97%) CloudHub
2 12 (3.97%) Kibana
2 12 (3.97%) logstash
3 10 (3.31%) Ansible
3 10 (3.31%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.32%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) Terraform
7 1 (0.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.33%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 109 (36.09%) MuleSoft
2 76 (25.17%) Oracle
3 59 (19.54%) WSO2
4 52 (17.22%) SAP
5 13 (4.30%) Google
6 10 (3.31%) AppDynamics
6 10 (3.31%) hybris
7 8 (2.65%) Talend
8 7 (2.32%) IBM
9 5 (1.66%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.32%) Splunk
10 4 (1.32%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.99%) Marketo
11 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.99%) Sybase
12 1 (0.33%) HP
12 1 (0.33%) Jitterbit
12 1 (0.33%) SnapLogic
12 1 (0.33%) Workday