Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 626 645 713
Rank change year-on-year +19 +68 +92
Contract jobs citing Mule 217 259 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.34% 1.32% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 185 95
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +21.21% +10.00%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £346
90th Percentile £619 £654 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £405
% change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Mule is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16244 19621 19994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.94% 17.83% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10487 12818 12262
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 470 695
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.53 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.45 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.07% +10.51% +8.82%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 +18 216 £525 +5.00% 13
UK excluding London +67 120 £525 +16.67% 8
London -32 97 £525 +0.96% 5
East of England +45 64 £538 +19.44% 3
North of England +66 23 £400 -13.98%
Yorkshire +34 17 £400 -5.88%
South West -9 13 £375 - 4
South East +33 11 £469 +30.21% 1
West Midlands +14 8 £550 +11.11%
Midlands -9 8 £550 -5.58%
North West +28 6 £475 +2.15%
East Midlands -26 1 £550 -8.33%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mule also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mule.

1 144 (66.36%) Java
2 123 (56.68%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (49.31%) TDD
4 104 (47.93%) JSON
5 99 (45.62%) Apache Camel
6 97 (44.70%) Middleware
7 92 (42.40%) Finance
8 89 (41.01%) XML
9 83 (38.25%) Oracle
9 83 (38.25%) SOA
10 77 (35.48%) Maven
11 76 (35.02%) Spring
12 72 (33.18%) Marketing
12 72 (33.18%) XSLT
12 72 (33.18%) WSO2
13 70 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (31.80%) SAP
15 68 (31.34%) Electronics
15 68 (31.34%) Telecoms
15 68 (31.34%) Manufacturing
15 68 (31.34%) Programme Management
15 68 (31.34%) Digital Marketing
16 64 (29.49%) XPath
16 64 (29.49%) Swagger
17 63 (29.03%) Greenfield Project
18 62 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 58 (26.73%) Oracle Service Bus
19 58 (26.73%) Mule ESB
19 58 (26.73%) WireMock
20 47 (21.66%) REST

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 62 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 58 (26.73%) Mule ESB
2 58 (26.73%) Oracle Service Bus
3 21 (9.68%) Anypoint
4 20 (9.22%) Tomcat
5 19 (8.76%) WebSphere
6 18 (8.29%) JBoss
7 15 (6.91%) Cloud Foundry
8 12 (5.53%) WebLogic
9 9 (4.15%) Confluence
10 8 (3.69%) Alfresco
10 8 (3.69%) Apache
10 8 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (2.30%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (1.84%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.38%) Apache Pig
13 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.92%) IIS
14 2 (0.92%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.91%) GitHub
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (3.69%) IaaS
4 8 (3.69%) PaaS
4 8 (3.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.76%) SaaS
6 5 (2.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.38%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.92%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.46%) Boomi
9 1 (0.46%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.61%) HTTP
2 8 (3.69%) SSL
3 6 (2.76%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.30%) Network Security
5 3 (1.38%) FTP
6 2 (0.92%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.29%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.53%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.07%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.07%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.15%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.76%) Endeca
5 6 (2.76%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.76%) MySQL
6 5 (2.30%) DataStax
7 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.38%) Big Data
7 3 (1.38%) HBase
7 3 (1.38%) QlikView
7 3 (1.38%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.92%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.92%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 77 (35.48%) Maven
2 41 (18.89%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.14%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.99%) JIRA
5 12 (5.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (5.53%) Subversion
6 11 (5.07%) JUnit
6 11 (5.07%) Selenium
7 8 (3.69%) Appium
7 8 (3.69%) Calabash
7 8 (3.69%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.69%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.69%) webpack
8 6 (2.76%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.30%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.30%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.30%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.84%) Hudson
10 4 (1.84%) jMock
10 4 (1.84%) Mockito
General
1 92 (42.40%) Finance
2 72 (33.18%) Marketing
3 68 (31.34%) Electronics
3 68 (31.34%) Manufacturing
3 68 (31.34%) Telecoms
4 43 (19.82%) Banking
5 16 (7.37%) Investment Banking
6 14 (6.45%) Retail
7 9 (4.15%) Front Office
8 5 (2.30%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Billing
10 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Legal
10 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (74.19%) Developer
2 70 (32.26%) Integration Developer
3 56 (25.81%) Java Developer
4 49 (22.58%) SOA Developer
5 47 (21.66%) Agile Developer
6 38 (17.51%) Architect
7 27 (12.44%) Senior Developer
8 22 (10.14%) Technical Architect
9 19 (8.76%) MuleSoft Developer
10 17 (7.83%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (6.91%) Lead Developer
12 12 (5.53%) Middleware Developer
12 12 (5.53%) Senior Agile Developer
13 8 (3.69%) Java Architect
14 7 (3.23%) Integration Architect
15 6 (2.76%) Angular Developer
15 6 (2.76%) Applications Architect
15 6 (2.76%) Java Middleware Developer
15 6 (2.76%) Lead Architect
15 6 (2.76%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (47.93%) JSON
2 99 (45.62%) Apache Camel
3 97 (44.70%) Middleware
4 89 (41.01%) XML
5 76 (35.02%) Spring
6 72 (33.18%) XSLT
7 64 (29.49%) Swagger
8 58 (26.73%) WireMock
9 47 (21.66%) REST
10 46 (21.20%) SOAP
11 42 (19.35%) AngularJS
12 32 (14.75%) Web Services
13 30 (13.82%) RESTful
14 29 (13.36%) Hibernate
15 23 (10.60%) J2EE
16 20 (9.22%) Java EE
16 20 (9.22%) JMS
16 20 (9.22%) Spring Boot
17 18 (8.29%) JPA
18 17 (7.83%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 63 (29.03%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.07%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.76%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.30%) User Experience
7 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.38%) DataPower
9 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.46%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.98%) Unix
2 25 (11.52%) Linux
3 10 (4.61%) Apple iOS
3 10 (4.61%) Windows
4 6 (2.76%) AIX
4 6 (2.76%) Android
4 6 (2.76%) HPUX
4 6 (2.76%) Solaris
5 3 (1.38%) CentOS
5 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (56.68%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (49.31%) TDD
3 83 (38.25%) SOA
4 70 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (31.34%) Digital Marketing
5 68 (31.34%) Programme Management
6 40 (18.43%) Microservices
7 34 (15.67%) Scrum
8 30 (13.82%) DevOps
9 27 (12.44%) OO
10 26 (11.98%) Open Source
11 25 (11.52%) BDD
12 21 (9.68%) MVC
13 18 (8.29%) E-Commerce
14 16 (7.37%) SDLC
14 16 (7.37%) Test Automation
15 15 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (6.91%) Kanban
15 15 (6.91%) Mentoring
16 14 (6.45%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 144 (66.36%) Java
2 64 (29.49%) XPath
3 37 (17.05%) SQL
4 17 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.91%) PL/SQL
6 10 (4.61%) Groovy
7 5 (2.30%) Apex Code
7 5 (2.30%) Perl
7 5 (2.30%) SOQL
7 5 (2.30%) SOSL
8 4 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.46%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.46%) C#
10 1 (0.46%) Python
10 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (2.30%) CISA
1 5 (2.30%) CISM
1 5 (2.30%) CISSP
1 5 (2.30%) Degree
2 4 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) QA
2 7 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.30%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.76%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.84%) Docker
3 3 (1.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (4.15%) Puppet
2 8 (3.69%) Ansible
3 6 (2.76%) Kibana
3 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.30%) logstash
4 5 (2.30%) MOM
5 2 (0.92%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.46%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 83 (38.25%) Oracle
2 72 (33.18%) WSO2
3 69 (31.80%) SAP
4 44 (20.28%) MuleSoft
5 14 (6.45%) IBM
6 10 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (4.15%) Informatica
8 7 (3.23%) Demandware
9 6 (2.76%) ATG
9 6 (2.76%) Cloudera
9 6 (2.76%) hybris
9 6 (2.76%) Omniture
9 6 (2.76%) Splunk
9 6 (2.76%) Sybase
9 6 (2.76%) webMethods
10 5 (2.30%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.30%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.84%) Ab Initio
11 4 (1.84%) Adobe
11 4 (1.84%) Tableau
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