Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 654 760
Rank change year-on-year +16 +106 -12
Contract jobs citing Mule 234 176 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.43% 1.04% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 124 95
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +10.14%
10th Percentile £435 £400 £356
90th Percentile £625 £596 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £418
% change year-on-year +2.50% +19.76% +1.21%
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 16,378 16,845 18,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.26% 17.82% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,941 10,852 11,740
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £399
% change year-on-year - +0.38% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 356 507
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.30 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.67% - +8.57%

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor 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 19 February 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 +42 227 £513 +7.89% 37
UK excluding London +26 116 £513 +2.50% 11
London -11 116 £520 +12.43% 26
East of England +38 57 £513 +10.81% 6
South West +19 23 £400 -3.61% 3
South East -10 16 £450 -
West Midlands +17 12 £560 +15.46%
Midlands +8 12 £560 +16.67%
Wales +3 4 £550 +5.77%
North of England -9 3 £525 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire -42 3 £525 +5.00% 1
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 180 (76.92%) Java
2 138 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (42.31%) SOAP
4 97 (41.45%) Maven
5 94 (40.17%) TDD
6 90 (38.46%) Web Services
7 85 (36.32%) Middleware
7 85 (36.32%) Apache Camel
8 81 (34.62%) SOA
9 79 (33.76%) Finance
10 78 (33.33%) Mule ESB
11 77 (32.91%) RESTful
12 75 (32.05%) XML
13 70 (29.91%) Spring
13 70 (29.91%) JSON
14 62 (26.50%) Oracle
15 60 (25.64%) SAP
16 59 (25.21%) XSLT
16 59 (25.21%) DevOps
17 56 (23.93%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (23.93%) Programme Management
17 56 (23.93%) Manufacturing
17 56 (23.93%) Electronics
17 56 (23.93%) Telecoms
17 56 (23.93%) Marketing
17 56 (23.93%) Digital Marketing
18 55 (23.50%) Jenkins
18 55 (23.50%) Swagger
19 54 (23.08%) MuleSoft
20 53 (22.65%) WSO2

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 78 (33.33%) Mule ESB
2 49 (20.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 48 (20.51%) Oracle Service Bus
4 19 (8.12%) Apache
5 16 (6.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (6.41%) Confluence
7 13 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (5.56%) Apache Solr
7 13 (5.56%) Tomcat
8 11 (4.70%) JBoss
9 10 (4.27%) CMS
9 10 (4.27%) SharePoint
10 9 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
11 8 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (2.14%) Anypoint
13 4 (1.71%) Alfresco
13 4 (1.71%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.71%) WildFly
14 3 (1.28%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.70%) GitHub
3 11 (4.70%) IaaS
3 11 (4.70%) PaaS
4 10 (4.27%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (2.99%) npm
7 5 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.14%) Force.com
7 5 (2.14%) Serverless
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.85%) Boomi
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.43%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) SSL
2 7 (2.99%) FTP
2 7 (2.99%) SMTP
3 4 (1.71%) SMS
4 2 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.43%) DHCP
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.96%) Relational Database
2 26 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 22 (9.40%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.42%) Endeca
4 8 (3.42%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.42%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.99%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.56%) Hazelcast
6 6 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.85%) Big Data
8 2 (0.85%) HBase
8 2 (0.85%) Redis
9 1 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.43%) MySQL
9 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 97 (41.45%) Maven
2 55 (23.50%) Jenkins
3 30 (12.82%) Gradle
4 26 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 18 (7.69%) JUnit
6 15 (6.41%) JIRA
7 9 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 8 (3.42%) Ant
8 8 (3.42%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.42%) Selenium
8 8 (3.42%) SonarQube
9 7 (2.99%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.99%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.99%) Bower
9 7 (2.99%) Cobertura
9 7 (2.99%) Grunt
9 7 (2.99%) gulp
9 7 (2.99%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 79 (33.76%) Finance
2 56 (23.93%) Electronics
2 56 (23.93%) Manufacturing
2 56 (23.93%) Marketing
2 56 (23.93%) Telecoms
3 40 (17.09%) Banking
4 14 (5.98%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.85%) Retail
6 7 (2.99%) Front Office
7 5 (2.14%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (62.82%) Developer
2 68 (29.06%) Java Developer
3 63 (26.92%) Integration Developer
4 48 (20.51%) Senior Developer
5 35 (14.96%) SOA Developer
6 28 (11.97%) Agile Developer
7 24 (10.26%) Architect
8 22 (9.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (9.40%) Senior Agile Developer
9 21 (8.97%) MuleSoft Developer
10 18 (7.69%) Lead Developer
11 13 (5.56%) Technical Architect
12 12 (5.13%) Java Engineer
12 12 (5.13%) Software Engineer
13 9 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
14 8 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
14 8 (3.42%) Java Software Engineer
14 8 (3.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 7 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (2.99%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (42.31%) SOAP
2 90 (38.46%) Web Services
3 85 (36.32%) Apache Camel
3 85 (36.32%) Middleware
4 77 (32.91%) RESTful
5 75 (32.05%) XML
6 70 (29.91%) JSON
6 70 (29.91%) Spring
7 59 (25.21%) XSLT
8 55 (23.50%) Swagger
9 47 (20.09%) WireMock
10 42 (17.95%) REST
11 33 (14.10%) Java EE
12 32 (13.68%) Hibernate
12 32 (13.68%) Spring Boot
13 27 (11.54%) J2EE
14 23 (9.83%) ActiveMQ
15 21 (8.97%) HTML
16 18 (7.69%) JSP
17 17 (7.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.65%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.27%) PKI
4 9 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.42%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.14%) User Experience
7 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.85%) Clustering
8 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.53%) Linux
2 25 (10.68%) Unix
3 6 (2.56%) Windows
4 4 (1.71%) Android
4 4 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.71%) CentOS
5 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) HPUX
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (40.17%) TDD
3 81 (34.62%) SOA
4 59 (25.21%) DevOps
5 56 (23.93%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (23.93%) Digital Marketing
5 56 (23.93%) Programme Management
6 42 (17.95%) MVC
7 32 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (13.25%) Scrum
9 25 (10.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (10.26%) Microservices
11 22 (9.40%) BDD
12 18 (7.69%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.84%) CRM
14 15 (6.41%) B2C
14 15 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (5.98%) Test Automation
16 13 (5.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 180 (76.92%) Java
2 48 (20.51%) XPath
3 23 (9.83%) SQL
4 22 (9.40%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.55%) Bash Shell
6 19 (8.12%) Scala
7 15 (6.41%) Perl
8 14 (5.98%) Python
9 9 (3.85%) Ruby
10 7 (2.99%) Groovy
11 6 (2.56%) Apex Code
12 5 (2.14%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.71%) C#
14 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.85%) VBA
16 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.43%) ES6
16 1 (0.43%) Kotlin
16 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.70%) Degree
2 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.27%) QA
System Software
1 24 (10.26%) Docker
2 6 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (8.12%) Ansible
2 17 (7.26%) Single Sign-On
3 16 (6.84%) Puppet
4 12 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.70%) Kubernetes
6 10 (4.27%) CA Single Sign-On
6 10 (4.27%) OpenSSO
7 9 (3.85%) Icinga
7 9 (3.85%) Nagios
7 9 (3.85%) Terraform
8 7 (2.99%) Rancher
9 5 (2.14%) MOM
10 3 (1.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 62 (26.50%) Oracle
2 60 (25.64%) SAP
3 54 (23.08%) MuleSoft
4 53 (22.65%) WSO2
5 23 (9.83%) Splunk
6 21 (8.97%) AppDynamics
7 16 (6.84%) New Relic
8 13 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 12 (5.13%) Adobe
10 10 (4.27%) Sitecore
11 9 (3.85%) ATG
11 9 (3.85%) BEA
12 8 (3.42%) TIBCO
12 8 (3.42%) webMethods
13 6 (2.56%) Informatica
13 6 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (2.14%) hybris
14 5 (2.14%) IBM
14 5 (2.14%) Talend
15 4 (1.71%) Atlassian