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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 560 590
Rank change year-on-year +18 +30  
Contract jobs citing Mule 75 99 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.94% 1.02% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 61 44
Median daily rate £475 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £750 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £405
% change year-on-year +16.00% -7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 7996 9689 9905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.97% 17.33% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5179 6263 5955
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 224 378
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mule as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 17 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 75 £475 -5.00% 18
London +21 49 £500 - 11
South East +27 9 £469 -
West Sussex - 9 £469 -
South West 0 8 £375 - 2
City of London +3 7 £613 +11.36%
Worthing - 7 £475 -
Yorkshire +19 5 £525 +25.37% 1
West Yorkshire +15 5 £525 +27.27% 1
Gloucestershire +2 5 £375 - 2
Leeds +19 3 £525 +27.27% 1
East of England +4 3 £475 +46.15% 1
Essex - 3 £475 -
Canary Wharf +2 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 £488 -
North West +20 1 - - 1
Manchester +8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 135 (78.49%) Java
2 77 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (41.86%) Finance
3 72 (41.86%) Mule ESB
4 63 (36.63%) Spring
5 60 (34.88%) TDD
5 60 (34.88%) Apache Camel
6 59 (34.30%) SOA
7 58 (33.72%) MuleSoft
8 55 (31.98%) JSON
9 51 (29.65%) REST
10 50 (29.07%) SOAP
10 50 (29.07%) XML
11 49 (28.49%) Maven
12 46 (26.74%) Marketing
12 46 (26.74%) Oracle
12 46 (26.74%) Middleware
13 42 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (24.42%) Digital Marketing
14 41 (23.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 41 (23.84%) SAP
14 41 (23.84%) Electronics
14 41 (23.84%) Telecoms
14 41 (23.84%) Programme Management
14 41 (23.84%) Manufacturing
15 39 (22.67%) Jenkins
16 32 (18.60%) Banking
16 32 (18.60%) SQL
17 31 (18.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 29 (16.86%) Hibernate

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 (41.86%) Mule ESB
2 31 (18.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (15.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 20 (11.63%) Anypoint
5 19 (11.05%) Tomcat
6 15 (8.72%) WebSphere
7 10 (5.81%) Apache
8 7 (4.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (4.07%) Confluence
8 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.49%) Apache Solr
9 6 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (3.49%) JBoss
10 5 (2.91%) Alfresco
10 5 (2.91%) CMS
11 4 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
11 4 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (1.74%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 41 (23.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (3.49%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.72%) GitHub
3 13 (7.56%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) HTTP
2 4 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.74%) FTP
4 2 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.81%) Endeca
3 8 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.33%) MySQL
5 3 (1.74%) Big Data
5 3 (1.74%) QlikView
6 2 (1.16%) DataStax
6 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.58%) DB2
7 1 (0.58%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.58%) HBase
7 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (28.49%) Maven
2 39 (22.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (9.30%) JIRA
4 13 (7.56%) Cucumber
4 13 (7.56%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.65%) JUnit
6 7 (4.07%) Mockito
6 7 (4.07%) Xcode
7 6 (3.49%) EasyMock
7 6 (3.49%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.49%) Selenium
7 6 (3.49%) Subversion
7 6 (3.49%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.91%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.74%) Appium
10 3 (1.74%) Calabash
10 3 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.74%) webpack
General
1 72 (41.86%) Finance
2 46 (26.74%) Marketing
3 41 (23.84%) Electronics
3 41 (23.84%) Manufacturing
3 41 (23.84%) Telecoms
4 32 (18.60%) Banking
5 16 (9.30%) Retail
6 9 (5.23%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.91%) Law
8 4 (2.33%) Legal
9 3 (1.74%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.58%) Automotive
11 1 (0.58%) Billing
11 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (76.74%) Developer
2 59 (34.30%) Java Developer
3 34 (19.77%) Integration Developer
4 23 (13.37%) Architect
5 22 (12.79%) SOA Developer
6 18 (10.47%) MuleSoft Developer
7 15 (8.72%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (7.56%) Agile Developer
9 12 (6.98%) Middleware Developer
10 11 (6.40%) Java Middleware Developer
11 9 (5.23%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.23%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (4.07%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.49%) Java Architect
14 5 (2.91%) Integration Specialist
14 5 (2.91%) Salesforce Architect
14 5 (2.91%) Salesforce Developer
15 4 (2.33%) Analyst
15 4 (2.33%) Applications Architect
16 3 (1.74%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (36.63%) Spring
2 60 (34.88%) Apache Camel
3 55 (31.98%) JSON
4 51 (29.65%) REST
5 50 (29.07%) SOAP
5 50 (29.07%) XML
6 46 (26.74%) Middleware
7 29 (16.86%) Hibernate
8 27 (15.70%) AngularJS
8 27 (15.70%) XSLT
9 25 (14.53%) J2EE
9 25 (14.53%) Web Services
10 24 (13.95%) JMS
10 24 (13.95%) RESTful
11 22 (12.79%) JPA
11 22 (12.79%) Swagger
11 22 (12.79%) WireMock
12 21 (12.21%) CSS
13 20 (11.63%) HTML
13 20 (11.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.70%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.07%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.33%) PKI
7 3 (1.74%) DataPower
7 3 (1.74%) iPad
7 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.16%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.16%) User Experience
9 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.58%) Animation
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.14%) Linux
2 9 (5.23%) Unix
3 7 (4.07%) Android
3 7 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.88%) TDD
3 59 (34.30%) SOA
4 42 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (24.42%) Digital Marketing
5 41 (23.84%) Programme Management
6 27 (15.70%) MVC
7 25 (14.53%) BDD
7 25 (14.53%) E-Commerce
8 24 (13.95%) Open Source
9 22 (12.79%) Microservices
9 22 (12.79%) Scrum
10 20 (11.63%) DevOps
11 18 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (9.30%) API Development
12 16 (9.30%) EAI
12 16 (9.30%) OO
12 16 (9.30%) Unit Testing
13 15 (8.72%) Integration Testing
13 15 (8.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 135 (78.49%) Java
2 32 (18.60%) SQL
3 22 (12.79%) XPath
4 21 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.23%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.07%) Apple Swift
7 7 (4.07%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.91%) Apex Code
8 5 (2.91%) SOQL
8 5 (2.91%) SOSL
9 2 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) C#
10 1 (0.58%) Korn
10 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.49%) Degree
3 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) CISA
4 2 (1.16%) CISM
4 2 (1.16%) CISSP
5 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.23%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.58%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
2 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (2.33%) OpenSSO
2 3 (1.74%) MOM
3 2 (1.16%) Kibana
3 2 (1.16%) logstash
4 1 (0.58%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.58%) yum
Vendors
1 58 (33.72%) MuleSoft
2 46 (26.74%) Oracle
3 41 (23.84%) SAP
4 28 (16.28%) WSO2
5 15 (8.72%) IBM
6 10 (5.81%) ATG
6 10 (5.81%) Splunk
7 9 (5.23%) Informatica
8 8 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (4.07%) Adobe
9 7 (4.07%) Demandware
9 7 (4.07%) Tealium
10 6 (3.49%) hybris
10 6 (3.49%) Omniture
11 5 (2.91%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.33%) Apigee
12 4 (2.33%) BEA
12 4 (2.33%) VMware
13 3 (1.74%) AppDynamics
13 3 (1.74%) Cloudera
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