Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 658 695
Rank change year-on-year +16 +37 +37
Contract jobs citing Mule 243 170 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.47% 1.10% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 127 129
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £450 £375 £361
90th Percentile £635 £619 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £463 £400
% change year-on-year +13.51% +15.63% -1.23%
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 16,492 15,437 18,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.36% 17.11% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,963 9,962 11,974
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 343 447
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +14.29%

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 23 May 2018.

Contractor 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 23 May 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 +28 239 £525 +10.53% 34
London -15 125 £525 +5.00% 14
UK excluding London +14 118 £525 +13.51% 21
East of England +50 68 £525 - 7
Midlands 0 16 £560 +1.82%
South East -18 16 £484 +6.08% 2
West Midlands -10 14 £560 +1.82%
South West 0 8 £375 - 7
North of England -32 8 £400 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire -40 7 £400 -20.00% 2
Wales - 4 £525 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 - -
North West -14 1 £340 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 179 (73.66%) Java
2 158 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (48.15%) Web Services
4 111 (45.68%) SOAP
5 91 (37.45%) Middleware
6 90 (37.04%) SOA
7 89 (36.63%) RESTful
8 88 (36.21%) TDD
8 88 (36.21%) Apache Camel
9 85 (34.98%) Maven
10 81 (33.33%) JSON
11 79 (32.51%) Finance
12 73 (30.04%) Spring
13 72 (29.63%) XML
13 72 (29.63%) Mule ESB
14 67 (27.57%) Oracle
15 62 (25.51%) XSLT
16 57 (23.46%) MuleSoft
16 57 (23.46%) DevOps
17 56 (23.05%) Oracle Service Bus
17 56 (23.05%) Jenkins
17 56 (23.05%) WSO2
18 55 (22.63%) REST
19 54 (22.22%) SAP
20 53 (21.81%) Business Intelligence
20 53 (21.81%) Programme Management
20 53 (21.81%) Manufacturing
20 53 (21.81%) Electronics
20 53 (21.81%) Telecoms
20 53 (21.81%) 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 72 (29.63%) Mule ESB
2 56 (23.05%) Oracle Service Bus
3 53 (21.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 29 (11.93%) Apache
5 20 (8.23%) Apache Solr
6 19 (7.82%) Tomcat
7 16 (6.58%) CMS
7 16 (6.58%) SharePoint
7 16 (6.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (6.58%) WebLogic Portal
8 14 (5.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (4.53%) JBoss
10 10 (4.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (4.12%) Confluence
10 10 (4.12%) WebSphere
11 7 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (2.47%) Anypoint
12 6 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.65%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.82%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.58%) IaaS
4 9 (3.70%) GitHub
4 9 (3.70%) PaaS
5 8 (3.29%) npm
6 7 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (2.88%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.06%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.23%) Serverless
9 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.82%) Boomi
10 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.41%) SaaS
10 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) SSL
2 8 (3.29%) FTP
2 8 (3.29%) SMTP
3 5 (2.06%) SMS
4 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.16%) Relational Database
2 33 (13.58%) MongoDB
3 26 (10.70%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.17%) Endeca
5 14 (5.76%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.88%) Big Data
7 7 (2.88%) HBase
7 7 (2.88%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.47%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.06%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.82%) MySQL
12 1 (0.41%) DataStage
12 1 (0.41%) DB2
12 1 (0.41%) Redis
12 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 85 (34.98%) Maven
2 56 (23.05%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.70%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.70%) JUnit
4 25 (10.29%) Gradle
5 15 (6.17%) SonarQube
6 14 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (5.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (4.53%) Cobertura
7 11 (4.53%) JIRA
8 9 (3.70%) Ant
8 9 (3.70%) Artifactory
9 8 (3.29%) Bower
9 8 (3.29%) Grunt
9 8 (3.29%) gulp
10 7 (2.88%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.47%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.06%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.06%) Selenium
13 4 (1.65%) Cucumber
General
1 79 (32.51%) Finance
2 53 (21.81%) Electronics
2 53 (21.81%) Manufacturing
2 53 (21.81%) Marketing
2 53 (21.81%) Telecoms
3 49 (20.16%) Banking
4 27 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 16 (6.58%) Front Office
6 11 (4.53%) Retail
7 4 (1.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (65.43%) Developer
2 76 (31.28%) Integration Developer
3 74 (30.45%) Java Developer
4 49 (20.16%) Senior Developer
5 30 (12.35%) Architect
6 27 (11.11%) SOA Developer
7 25 (10.29%) MuleSoft Developer
8 17 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (7.00%) Technical Architect
9 16 (6.58%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.94%) Agile Developer
10 12 (4.94%) Sitecore Architect
11 11 (4.53%) Senior Agile Developer
12 10 (4.12%) Analyst
12 10 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (3.29%) Consultant
13 8 (3.29%) Java Engineer
13 8 (3.29%) Lead Java Developer
13 8 (3.29%) Senior Java Developer
14 7 (2.88%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (48.15%) Web Services
2 111 (45.68%) SOAP
3 91 (37.45%) Middleware
4 89 (36.63%) RESTful
5 88 (36.21%) Apache Camel
6 81 (33.33%) JSON
7 73 (30.04%) Spring
8 72 (29.63%) XML
9 62 (25.51%) XSLT
10 55 (22.63%) REST
11 53 (21.81%) Swagger
12 44 (18.11%) WireMock
13 34 (13.99%) J2EE
13 34 (13.99%) Java EE
14 33 (13.58%) Hibernate
15 20 (8.23%) Spring Boot
16 19 (7.82%) JDBC
17 18 (7.41%) JSP
18 16 (6.58%) JTS
18 16 (6.58%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.81%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.00%) PKI
4 7 (2.88%) Clustering
5 6 (2.47%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.06%) User Experience
7 4 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.82%) DataPower
9 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.81%) Linux
2 28 (11.52%) Unix
3 8 (3.29%) Android
3 8 (3.29%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.47%) Windows
5 2 (0.82%) CentOS
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (37.04%) SOA
3 88 (36.21%) TDD
4 57 (23.46%) DevOps
5 53 (21.81%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (21.81%) Digital Marketing
5 53 (21.81%) Programme Management
6 36 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (12.76%) MVC
8 29 (11.93%) Scrum
9 28 (11.52%) BDD
9 28 (11.52%) Test Automation
10 26 (10.70%) E-Commerce
11 24 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (9.47%) Microservices
13 21 (8.64%) B2C
14 19 (7.82%) CRM
14 19 (7.82%) SDLC
15 16 (6.58%) API Development
15 16 (6.58%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 179 (73.66%) Java
2 53 (21.81%) XPath
3 28 (11.52%) SQL
4 27 (11.11%) Java 8
5 20 (8.23%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.82%) Bash Shell
7 17 (7.00%) Python
8 15 (6.17%) C#
9 14 (5.76%) Perl
9 14 (5.76%) Scala
10 10 (4.12%) Ruby
11 5 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.65%) XAML
13 3 (1.23%) Groovy
13 3 (1.23%) VBA
14 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.41%) Clojure
14 1 (0.41%) SOQL
14 1 (0.41%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (8.23%) Degree
2 7 (2.88%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.12%) QA
System Software
1 20 (8.23%) Docker
2 5 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 25 (10.29%) Ansible
1 25 (10.29%) Single Sign-On
2 17 (7.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 17 (7.00%) OpenSSO
3 15 (6.17%) Puppet
4 13 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.88%) Icinga
5 7 (2.88%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.88%) Nagios
5 7 (2.88%) Terraform
6 6 (2.47%) Rancher
7 2 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.41%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 67 (27.57%) Oracle
2 57 (23.46%) MuleSoft
3 56 (23.05%) WSO2
4 54 (22.22%) SAP
5 18 (7.41%) Splunk
6 17 (7.00%) AppDynamics
6 17 (7.00%) Sitecore
7 16 (6.58%) ATG
7 16 (6.58%) BEA
8 14 (5.76%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.12%) New Relic
10 9 (3.70%) Adobe
10 9 (3.70%) IBM
11 5 (2.06%) hybris
11 5 (2.06%) webMethods
12 4 (1.65%) Talend
13 3 (1.23%) Apigee
13 3 (1.23%) Sybase
13 3 (1.23%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.82%) Dell