Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 589 477 663
Rank change year-on-year -112 +186 -2
Contract jobs citing Mule 161 97 208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.72% 1.76% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 82 131
10th Percentile £448 £432 £461
25th Percentile £550 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £670 £664 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -23.81% - -

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 9,358 5,518 14,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 14.71% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,341 3,694 9,274
10th Percentile £300 £300 £268
25th Percentile £400 £398 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £586 £563 £563
90th Percentile £670 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 115 304
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.63 £11.44
25th Percentile £16.21 £15.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £51.63 £31.75 £40.02
90th Percentile £68.04 £51.97 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.56 £19.09 £19.94
% change year-on-year +12.91% -4.26% +5.61%

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 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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 24 July 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 -85 144 £650 +23.81% 16
London -43 120 £650 -7.14% 13
Work from Home -231 44 £650 +0.78% 1
UK excluding London -115 20 £400 -23.81% 3
North of England -40 10 £550 +10.00%
Yorkshire -21 9 £550 +10.00%
Midlands -40 7 £350 -18.98% 2
West Midlands -44 5 £348 -20.11% 2
East Midlands -17 2 £350 +11.11%
South East - 2 £500 -
North West -22 1 - -
East of England -30 1 £700 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 133 (82.61%) Java
2 91 (56.52%) Spring
3 88 (54.66%) Banking
4 76 (47.20%) Unix
5 70 (43.48%) Middleware
6 67 (41.61%) Apache Camel
7 64 (39.75%) Investment Banking
8 62 (38.51%) Linux
8 62 (38.51%) Social Skills
9 61 (37.89%) Front Office
10 60 (37.27%) Spring Integration
11 58 (36.02%) Relational Database
12 57 (35.40%) JTA
12 57 (35.40%) JTS
13 50 (31.06%) J2EE
14 48 (29.81%) REST
15 47 (29.19%) MuleSoft
16 45 (27.95%) Web Services
17 44 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (24.22%) Jenkins
19 34 (21.12%) Microservices
20 31 (19.25%) XML
21 28 (17.39%) JMS
21 28 (17.39%) DevOps
22 27 (16.77%) Java EE
23 26 (16.15%) TDD
23 26 (16.15%) Hibernate
23 26 (16.15%) Red Hat Fuse
24 25 (15.53%) BDD
25 24 (14.91%) 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 26 (16.15%) Red Hat Fuse
2 23 (14.29%) Anypoint
3 18 (11.18%) JBoss
4 16 (9.94%) Mule ESB
5 7 (4.35%) Confluence
6 6 (3.73%) Apache
6 6 (3.73%) Apache Pulsar
7 5 (3.11%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (3.11%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.24%) Liferay
9 2 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.62%) CMS
10 1 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.62%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.04%) AWS
2 20 (12.42%) GitHub
3 13 (8.07%) Azure
4 10 (6.21%) GCP
5 8 (4.97%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.73%) PaaS
7 5 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.11%) Kong
8 4 (2.48%) SaaS
8 4 (2.48%) Tricentis Tosca
9 3 (1.86%) Apigee
9 3 (1.86%) IaaS
9 3 (1.86%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.62%) Boomi
10 1 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) HTTP
2 7 (4.35%) SSL
3 3 (1.86%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.62%) Firewall
4 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (36.02%) Relational Database
2 20 (12.42%) MySQL
3 18 (11.18%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.59%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.11%) BigQuery
6 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.11%) Looker
6 5 (3.11%) Snowflake Schema
6 5 (3.11%) Tableau
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.86%) Power BI
8 2 (1.24%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.24%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (24.22%) Jenkins
2 24 (14.91%) Subversion
3 23 (14.29%) Maven
4 21 (13.04%) JUnit
5 19 (11.80%) Git (software)
6 18 (11.18%) jMock
6 18 (11.18%) Postman
7 16 (9.94%) JIRA
8 13 (8.07%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.35%) JMeter
9 7 (4.35%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.73%) Selenium
10 6 (3.73%) SonarQube
10 6 (3.73%) XMLSpy
11 5 (3.11%) FishEye
11 5 (3.11%) Hudson
11 5 (3.11%) ProC
12 4 (2.48%) eggPlant
12 4 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (54.66%) Banking
2 64 (39.75%) Investment Banking
3 62 (38.51%) Social Skills
4 61 (37.89%) Front Office
5 18 (11.18%) Finance
6 7 (4.35%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.48%) Marketing
8 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.24%) Retail
10 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.62%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (60.87%) Developer
2 74 (45.96%) Java Developer
3 66 (40.99%) Integration Developer
4 21 (13.04%) MuleSoft Developer
4 21 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 20 (12.42%) Enterprise Integration Developer
6 18 (11.18%) Java Middleware Developer
6 18 (11.18%) Middleware Developer
7 14 (8.70%) Architect
8 13 (8.07%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (6.83%) Senior Integration Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Analyst
10 9 (5.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) MuleSoft Architect
12 5 (3.11%) Consultant
12 5 (3.11%) Senior Middleware Developer
12 5 (3.11%) Technical Leader
12 5 (3.11%) VMware Engineer
13 4 (2.48%) Cloud Architect
13 4 (2.48%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (56.52%) Spring
2 70 (43.48%) Middleware
3 67 (41.61%) Apache Camel
4 60 (37.27%) Spring Integration
5 57 (35.40%) JTA
5 57 (35.40%) JTS
6 50 (31.06%) J2EE
7 48 (29.81%) REST
8 45 (27.95%) Web Services
9 31 (19.25%) XML
10 28 (17.39%) JMS
11 27 (16.77%) Java EE
12 26 (16.15%) Hibernate
13 18 (11.18%) RAML
13 18 (11.18%) SOAP
14 16 (9.94%) OAuth
15 14 (8.70%) Spring Boot
16 13 (8.07%) XSLT
17 12 (7.45%) JSON
18 11 (6.83%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.11%) Clustering
2 5 (3.11%) Fixed Income
3 3 (1.86%) User Experience
3 3 (1.86%) Wiki
4 2 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.62%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (47.20%) Unix
2 62 (38.51%) Linux
3 16 (9.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.12%) Microservices
3 28 (17.39%) DevOps
4 26 (16.15%) TDD
5 25 (15.53%) BDD
6 24 (14.91%) UML
7 21 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 20 (12.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (11.18%) OO
10 14 (8.70%) SOA
11 13 (8.07%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (7.45%) Open Source
12 12 (7.45%) Scrum
13 11 (6.83%) API Development
13 11 (6.83%) Integration Testing
14 10 (6.21%) Release Management
15 9 (5.59%) Data Modelling
16 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (4.97%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 133 (82.61%) Java
2 13 (8.07%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.07%) SQL
3 10 (6.21%) Python
4 9 (5.59%) Go
5 7 (4.35%) Groovy
6 6 (3.73%) C
7 5 (3.11%) Java 8
7 5 (3.11%) Ruby
8 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.86%) C++
9 3 (1.86%) PHP
9 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.62%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.62%) SOQL
10 1 (0.62%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.11%) AWS Certification
1 5 (3.11%) CCNA
1 5 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.62%) ISEB
2 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.24%) PSD2
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.80%) Docker
2 8 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.35%) OpenAM
3 7 (4.35%) OpenDJ
4 5 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) HDFS
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (14.91%) Kubernetes
2 15 (9.32%) Ansible
3 13 (8.07%) CloudHub
4 9 (5.59%) Puppet
5 5 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.11%) Terraform
5 5 (3.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (2.48%) Rancher
7 1 (0.62%) Kiali
7 1 (0.62%) Packer
Vendors
1 47 (29.19%) MuleSoft
2 20 (12.42%) Splunk
3 18 (11.18%) Sybase
4 10 (6.21%) Google
5 7 (4.35%) ForgeRock
6 6 (3.73%) Altova
7 5 (3.11%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.11%) EMC
7 5 (3.11%) Informatica
7 5 (3.11%) Murex
7 5 (3.11%) NetApp
7 5 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.11%) VMware
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle
9 3 (1.86%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.86%) SAP
10 2 (1.24%) IBM
11 1 (0.62%) Apple
11 1 (0.62%) Dell
11 1 (0.62%) Microsoft