The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 133 -
Rank change year-on-year +20 -  
Contract jobs citing Mule 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.23% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.84% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £550 £349 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.59% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £465 £391
% change year-on-year +14.24% +18.84%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 357 502 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.79% 16.83% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 320 242
Median daily rate £375 £397 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +13.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 28
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.85 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.00 £37.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

Mule
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Mule
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mule in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mule in the West Midlands

Mule
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mule within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Shropshire - 2 - -
Birmingham +16 1 £550 -
Mule
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mule.

1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) WSO2
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Spring Boot
2 2 (66.67%) Mule ESB
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) API Design
3 1 (33.33%) JSON Schema
3 1 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (33.33%) Case Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering

Mule
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) Mule ESB
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Spring Boot
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) Java SE
3 1 (33.33%) JSON Schema
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (33.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) WSO2
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) webMethods