Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 613 608 650
Rank change year-on-year -5 +42 +31
Contract jobs citing Mule 69 276 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 1.77% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 202 182
Median daily rate £525 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +7.89%
10th Percentile £451 £463 £450
90th Percentile £625 £675 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 8,791 15,586 16,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.41% 16.08% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,502 10,032 11,063
Median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £408
% change year-on-year -1.16% +5.52% +4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 311 374
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.94% -0.19% -1.08%
10th Percentile £11.89 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.06% -2.86% -7.89%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +28 65 £525 -1.18% 10
UK excluding London +31 45 £525 -4.55% 4
South West +52 24 £525 +16.67%
London +47 21 £506 -13.83% 7
North of England +72 13 £463 -6.33% 1
North West +46 8 £420 - 1
Yorkshire +46 5 £488 -1.27%
East of England -22 4 £463 -11.90% 1
South East +95 2 £525 +23.53%
Work from Home +3 2 £650 +26.83%
West Midlands +54 1 £620 -
Midlands +53 1 £620 +12.73% 1
Scotland +30 1 £500 -9.09% 1

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (56.52%) Java
3 37 (53.62%) MuleSoft
4 35 (50.72%) Finance
5 33 (47.83%) SOAP
6 32 (46.38%) Web Services
7 31 (44.93%) Middleware
8 26 (37.68%) Apache Camel
9 25 (36.23%) SOA
9 25 (36.23%) Oracle
10 24 (34.78%) TDD
11 23 (33.33%) WSO2
12 22 (31.88%) RESTful
12 22 (31.88%) XML
13 21 (30.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (30.43%) Red Hat Fuse
14 20 (28.99%) Oracle Service Bus
15 19 (27.54%) Public Sector
15 19 (27.54%) XSLT
15 19 (27.54%) SAP
15 19 (27.54%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (27.54%) Maven
15 19 (27.54%) JSON
16 18 (26.09%) Digital Marketing
16 18 (26.09%) Marketing
16 18 (26.09%) Manufacturing
16 18 (26.09%) Electronics
16 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
16 18 (26.09%) Programme Management
17 16 (23.19%) XPath

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 21 (30.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 21 (30.43%) Red Hat Fuse
2 20 (28.99%) Oracle Service Bus
3 12 (17.39%) Anypoint
4 9 (13.04%) Confluence
5 6 (8.70%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.45%) CICS
7 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.45%) MTS
7 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.45%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) AWS
2 8 (11.59%) Azure
3 5 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.25%) GCP
4 2 (2.90%) Boomi
5 1 (1.45%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.45%) NuGet
5 1 (1.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.45%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Power BI
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Maven
2 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.59%) JUnit
4 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.80%) JBehave
4 4 (5.80%) JIRA
5 3 (4.35%) Gradle
5 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.90%) GitLab
6 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (50.72%) Finance
2 19 (27.54%) Public Sector
3 18 (26.09%) Electronics
3 18 (26.09%) Manufacturing
3 18 (26.09%) Marketing
3 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
4 9 (13.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Front Office
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (63.77%) Developer
2 23 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 18 (26.09%) Senior Developer
4 16 (23.19%) MuleSoft Developer
5 15 (21.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (18.84%) Integration Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Architect
7 7 (10.14%) Lead Developer
8 6 (8.70%) Lead Java Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Data Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Designer
10 3 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.90%) .NET Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Cloud Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Data Integration Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) SOA Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (47.83%) SOAP
2 32 (46.38%) Web Services
3 31 (44.93%) Middleware
4 26 (37.68%) Apache Camel
5 22 (31.88%) RESTful
5 22 (31.88%) XML
6 19 (27.54%) JSON
6 19 (27.54%) XSLT
7 15 (21.74%) Swagger
7 15 (21.74%) WireMock
8 10 (14.49%) Spring
9 8 (11.59%) REST
10 6 (8.70%) .NET
10 6 (8.70%) RAML
10 6 (8.70%) Spring Integration
11 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
12 4 (5.80%) J2EE
12 4 (5.80%) WSDL
13 3 (4.35%) Apache CXF
13 3 (4.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Mobile Banking
1 4 (5.80%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) AS400
4 1 (1.45%) FMCG
4 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) MVS
1 1 (1.45%) OS/2
1 1 (1.45%) Unix
1 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) SOA
3 24 (34.78%) TDD
4 19 (27.54%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (26.09%) Digital Marketing
5 18 (26.09%) Programme Management
6 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
6 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.59%) DevOps
8 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.70%) API Design
9 6 (8.70%) API Development
9 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.25%) Data Integration
10 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) Java
2 16 (23.19%) XPath
3 8 (11.59%) SQL
4 7 (10.14%) Java 8
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.90%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) Go
7 1 (1.45%) Groovy
7 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.45%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
1 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Ansible
2 5 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.25%) Puppet
3 4 (5.80%) Terraform
4 1 (1.45%) CloudHub
4 1 (1.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) MuleSoft
2 25 (36.23%) Oracle
3 23 (33.33%) WSO2
4 19 (27.54%) SAP
5 16 (23.19%) Talend
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco
6 5 (7.25%) EMC
6 5 (7.25%) Google
7 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
8 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.90%) Dell
9 2 (2.90%) webMethods
10 1 (1.45%) Axway
10 1 (1.45%) IBM
10 1 (1.45%) Murex
10 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.45%) Sybase
10 1 (1.45%) Workday