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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 721 503 589
Rank change year-on-year -218 +86 +15
Contract jobs citing Mule 109 159 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.01% 2.08% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 129 51
10th Percentile £418 £446 £456
25th Percentile £528 £575 £503
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £635 £650 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.31% +23.81% -4.55%
75th Percentile £670 £700 £563
90th Percentile - - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £396 £525
% change year-on-year +26.18% -24.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £75.00 - -
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
75th Percentile £85.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
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 10,769 7,661 7,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.32% 13.49% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,369 5,213 4,806
10th Percentile £315 £300 £268
25th Percentile £419 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
75th Percentile £632 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £440
% change year-on-year +6.74% +1.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 163 162
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.30 £12.66
25th Percentile £17.57 £17.09 £15.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% +15.11%
75th Percentile £58.35 £56.25 £35.75
90th Percentile £75.17 £65.53 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +31.58% +18.75%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -194 98 £635 -2.31% 14
London -171 75 £670 +3.08% 9
Work from Home -116 41 £635 +20.95% 5
UK excluding London -62 25 £500 +26.18% 5
North of England -52 12 £500 -13.64% 1
Yorkshire -28 11 £500 -13.64% 1
Midlands -44 8 £405 +15.71%
West Midlands -36 7 £405 +16.55%
Scotland - 3 £525 -
South East -29 2 £450 -10.00% 2
East Midlands -22 1 - -
North West -36 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 90 (82.57%) Java
2 72 (66.06%) Spring
3 63 (57.80%) Linux
4 60 (55.05%) Banking
5 59 (54.13%) Unix
5 59 (54.13%) Middleware
6 53 (48.62%) Investment Banking
6 53 (48.62%) Apache Camel
6 53 (48.62%) Relational Database
6 53 (48.62%) Red Hat Fuse
7 52 (47.71%) JTA
7 52 (47.71%) JTS
8 51 (46.79%) Front Office
9 49 (44.95%) Social Skills
10 48 (44.04%) Agile
11 47 (43.12%) REST
12 39 (35.78%) TDD
12 39 (35.78%) CI/CD
13 37 (33.94%) JUnit
14 36 (33.03%) BDD
15 34 (31.19%) Spring Integration
16 31 (28.44%) J2EE
17 30 (27.52%) MySQL
17 30 (27.52%) Finance
17 30 (27.52%) Enterprise Architecture
18 27 (24.77%) JIRA
18 27 (24.77%) Windows
18 27 (24.77%) Web Services
19 26 (23.85%) JMS
20 24 (22.02%) OO

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 53 (48.62%) Red Hat Fuse
2 23 (21.10%) JBoss
3 21 (19.27%) Confluence
4 15 (13.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (12.84%) Anypoint
6 7 (6.42%) Mule ESB
6 7 (6.42%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.75%) Apache
10 1 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (2.75%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.92%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.35%) AWS
2 14 (12.84%) GitHub
3 12 (11.01%) Slack
4 8 (7.34%) Azure
5 7 (6.42%) IaaS
5 7 (6.42%) PaaS
6 4 (3.67%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (2.75%) Kong
7 3 (2.75%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.83%) Boomi
8 2 (1.83%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.83%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.83%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (48.62%) Relational Database
2 30 (27.52%) MySQL
3 23 (21.10%) SQL Server
4 12 (11.01%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.59%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.75%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 37 (33.94%) JUnit
2 27 (24.77%) JIRA
3 24 (22.02%) Git (software)
3 24 (22.02%) Jenkins
3 24 (22.02%) Subversion
4 22 (20.18%) jMock
5 17 (15.60%) Maven
6 15 (13.76%) Cucumber
6 15 (13.76%) Mockito
6 15 (13.76%) Selenium
7 12 (11.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (8.26%) IntelliJ
9 7 (6.42%) Android Studio
9 7 (6.42%) CocoaPods
9 7 (6.42%) Postman
9 7 (6.42%) Xcode
10 6 (5.50%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.59%) JMeter
12 4 (3.67%) eggPlant
13 3 (2.75%) FishEye
General
1 60 (55.05%) Banking
2 53 (48.62%) Investment Banking
3 51 (46.79%) Front Office
4 49 (44.95%) Social Skills
5 30 (27.52%) Finance
6 3 (2.75%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (63.30%) Developer
2 55 (50.46%) Java Developer
3 51 (46.79%) Integration Developer
4 30 (27.52%) Enterprise Integration Developer
5 20 (18.35%) Java Middleware Developer
5 20 (18.35%) Middleware Developer
6 11 (10.09%) Analyst
7 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) MuleSoft Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Java Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Java Software Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) MuleSoft Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Senior Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Web Developer
12 2 (1.83%) Data Business Analyst
12 2 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
12 2 (1.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (66.06%) Spring
2 59 (54.13%) Middleware
3 53 (48.62%) Apache Camel
4 52 (47.71%) JTA
4 52 (47.71%) JTS
5 47 (43.12%) REST
6 34 (31.19%) Spring Integration
7 31 (28.44%) J2EE
8 27 (24.77%) Web Services
9 26 (23.85%) JMS
10 23 (21.10%) Java EE
10 23 (21.10%) JSON
11 22 (20.18%) Hibernate
12 19 (17.43%) Spring Boot
13 17 (15.60%) XML
14 14 (12.84%) SOAP
15 12 (11.01%) RAML
15 12 (11.01%) WireMock
16 9 (8.26%) React
17 8 (7.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
1 5 (4.59%) User Experience
2 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.92%) EPoS
5 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (57.80%) Linux
2 59 (54.13%) Unix
3 27 (24.77%) Windows
4 7 (6.42%) Android
5 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Agile
2 39 (35.78%) CI/CD
2 39 (35.78%) TDD
3 36 (33.03%) BDD
4 30 (27.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 24 (22.02%) OO
6 23 (21.10%) Test Automation
7 22 (20.18%) UML
8 21 (19.27%) DevOps
8 21 (19.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (15.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (15.60%) Scrum
10 15 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (13.76%) Kanban
11 11 (10.09%) Microservices
12 9 (8.26%) Pair Programming
13 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (7.34%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 7 (6.42%) Android Development
14 7 (6.42%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (82.57%) Java
2 10 (9.17%) DataWeave
2 10 (9.17%) Python
3 8 (7.34%) Groovy
3 8 (7.34%) SQL
4 7 (6.42%) Apple Swift
4 7 (6.42%) Kotlin
5 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.83%) Bash
6 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) ISEB
1 6 (5.50%) ISTQB
1 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.67%) Rancher
3 3 (2.75%) Terraform
4 2 (1.83%) Ansible
4 2 (1.83%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.83%) Grafana
4 2 (1.83%) Kibana
4 2 (1.83%) logstash
5 1 (0.92%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) MuleSoft
2 23 (21.10%) Sybase
3 18 (16.51%) Splunk
4 13 (11.93%) AppDynamics
5 8 (7.34%) Oracle
6 5 (4.59%) Adobe
7 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.75%) Murex
7 3 (2.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.83%) Dell
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.92%) hybris
9 1 (0.92%) Informatica
9 1 (0.92%) JDA
9 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.92%) Talend