Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 639 621 651
Rank change year-on-year -18 +30 +81
Contract jobs citing Mule 253 243 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.47% 1.50% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 173 193
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £453 £420 £363
90th Percentile £700 £619 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £465
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +20.78%
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 17,156 16,162 19,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 16.89% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,213 10,460 13,125
UK median daily rate £450 £437 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +4.05% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 404 489
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -2.19% -
10th Percentile £12.07 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% -4.27% +2.50%

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 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mule in the UK

Mule
Top 14 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 August 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 -60 242 £538 +2.38% 19
UK excluding London -39 134 £525 - 11
London +9 116 £600 +9.09% 8
East of England -16 87 £525 -2.33% 8
South East -13 13 £484 +3.25%
North of England -15 13 £406 +1.56% 1
Midlands -7 12 £573 +5.05% 2
Yorkshire -15 11 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands +8 8 £550 -
Wales - 7 £563 -
South West -13 6 £400 -4.48%
West Midlands -33 4 £595 +9.17% 2
Scotland -32 3 - -
North West -19 2 £400 -15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 203 (80.24%) Java
2 154 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (47.43%) Middleware
3 120 (47.43%) Web Services
4 108 (42.69%) Apache Camel
5 100 (39.53%) SOAP
6 94 (37.15%) Spring
7 90 (35.57%) JSON
8 88 (34.78%) SOA
9 85 (33.60%) TDD
10 84 (33.20%) Finance
11 74 (29.25%) RESTful
12 73 (28.85%) Oracle
13 66 (26.09%) REST
14 64 (25.30%) MuleSoft
15 63 (24.90%) XML
16 61 (24.11%) Oracle Service Bus
17 60 (23.72%) SAP
17 60 (23.72%) WSO2
18 59 (23.32%) Maven
18 59 (23.32%) Marketing
19 57 (22.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 56 (22.13%) Telecoms
20 56 (22.13%) Programme Management
21 55 (21.74%) Manufacturing
21 55 (21.74%) Electronics
21 55 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
21 55 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
21 55 (21.74%) Greenfield Project
22 54 (21.34%) Banking

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 61 (24.11%) Oracle Service Bus
2 57 (22.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 48 (18.97%) Mule ESB
4 31 (12.25%) Apache
5 17 (6.72%) Anypoint
6 12 (4.74%) Tomcat
7 11 (4.35%) JBoss
8 10 (3.95%) Apache Solr
9 9 (3.56%) WebSphere
10 8 (3.16%) CMS
10 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
10 8 (3.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (3.16%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (2.37%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.58%) WildFly
14 3 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.79%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.56%) IaaS
2 9 (3.56%) SaaS
3 8 (3.16%) GitHub
4 7 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.37%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.37%) PaaS
6 4 (1.58%) Boomi
7 3 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) npm
8 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) SSL
2 5 (1.98%) HTTP
2 5 (1.98%) SMS
3 3 (1.19%) AMQP
4 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (20.16%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.72%) MongoDB
2 17 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.53%) RDBMS
4 11 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.16%) Endeca
6 6 (2.37%) HBase
7 5 (1.98%) Big Data
8 3 (1.19%) MySQL
9 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.40%) DataStage
10 1 (0.40%) DB2
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 59 (23.32%) Maven
2 43 (17.00%) Jenkins
3 29 (11.46%) Git (software)
4 16 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (6.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (5.93%) JIRA
6 14 (5.53%) JUnit
7 10 (3.95%) Cobertura
8 9 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.16%) Rational Rose
9 8 (3.16%) Selenium
9 8 (3.16%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.37%) Ant
11 5 (1.98%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.98%) Gradle
11 5 (1.98%) MSBuild
11 5 (1.98%) NUnit
11 5 (1.98%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.98%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.58%) Bitbucket
General
1 84 (33.20%) Finance
2 59 (23.32%) Marketing
3 56 (22.13%) Telecoms
4 55 (21.74%) Electronics
4 55 (21.74%) Manufacturing
5 54 (21.34%) Banking
6 39 (15.42%) Front Office
7 32 (12.65%) Investment Banking
8 9 (3.56%) Retail
9 5 (1.98%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (68.77%) Developer
2 100 (39.53%) Integration Developer
3 92 (36.36%) Java Developer
4 56 (22.13%) Senior Developer
5 43 (17.00%) Architect
6 30 (11.86%) MuleSoft Developer
7 29 (11.46%) SOA Developer
8 19 (7.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 18 (7.11%) Technical Architect
10 15 (5.93%) Agile Developer
11 14 (5.53%) Lead Developer
11 14 (5.53%) Senior Agile Developer
12 13 (5.14%) Consultant
12 13 (5.14%) Lead Java Developer
13 9 (3.56%) Analyst
14 7 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.77%) Integration Architect
14 7 (2.77%) Java Architect
15 6 (2.37%) Sitecore Architect
16 5 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (47.43%) Middleware
1 120 (47.43%) Web Services
2 108 (42.69%) Apache Camel
3 100 (39.53%) SOAP
4 94 (37.15%) Spring
5 90 (35.57%) JSON
6 74 (29.25%) RESTful
7 66 (26.09%) REST
8 63 (24.90%) XML
9 48 (18.97%) J2EE
9 48 (18.97%) XSLT
10 45 (17.79%) Swagger
11 41 (16.21%) Spring Integration
12 37 (14.62%) WireMock
13 27 (10.67%) JTA
13 27 (10.67%) JTS
14 23 (9.09%) Hibernate
15 18 (7.11%) JMS
15 18 (7.11%) JPA
16 16 (6.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (21.74%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.74%) Derivative
3 12 (4.74%) Equities
3 12 (4.74%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.16%) PKI
5 6 (2.37%) Clustering
6 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.98%) User Experience
7 4 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.79%) DataPower
9 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.44%) Linux
1 34 (13.44%) Unix
2 6 (2.37%) Android
2 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.58%) Windows
4 2 (0.79%) AIX
4 2 (0.79%) HPUX
4 2 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.40%) CentOS
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (34.78%) SOA
3 85 (33.60%) TDD
4 56 (22.13%) Programme Management
5 55 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
6 41 (16.21%) DevOps
6 41 (16.21%) Test Automation
7 34 (13.44%) Scrum
8 33 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 30 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (11.07%) Microservices
11 27 (10.67%) BDD
12 22 (8.70%) API Development
12 22 (8.70%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.91%) ATDD
14 16 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (5.53%) Data Modelling
15 14 (5.53%) SDLC
16 13 (5.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 203 (80.24%) Java
2 47 (18.58%) XPath
3 45 (17.79%) SQL
4 38 (15.02%) Java 8
5 13 (5.14%) C#
6 11 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.95%) Java 9
8 8 (3.16%) Python
9 7 (2.77%) Perl
10 6 (2.37%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.37%) Groovy
11 5 (1.98%) XAML
12 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.58%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.58%) Scala
13 3 (1.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.40%) Clojure
14 1 (0.40%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
14 1 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (4.74%) Degree
2 5 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.74%) Ansible
1 12 (4.74%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.16%) OpenSSO
3 7 (2.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (2.77%) Puppet
4 6 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.19%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.79%) Kibana
6 2 (0.79%) logstash
Vendors
1 73 (28.85%) Oracle
2 64 (25.30%) MuleSoft
3 60 (23.72%) SAP
3 60 (23.72%) WSO2
4 12 (4.74%) AppDynamics
5 10 (3.95%) IBM
6 9 (3.56%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.16%) Apigee
7 8 (3.16%) ATG
7 8 (3.16%) BEA
7 8 (3.16%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.16%) Talend
8 7 (2.77%) hybris
9 5 (1.98%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.58%) Splunk
11 3 (1.19%) Adobe
11 3 (1.19%) Dell
11 3 (1.19%) Marketo
11 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.79%) Google