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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mule
England / West Midlands
Rank - 118 115
Contract jobs citing Mule 0 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.37% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £394 £413
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.54%  
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 308 510 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.36% 19.01% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 260 258
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 24
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £27.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

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
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (100.00%) Redis
1 1 (100.00%) Kafka
1 1 (100.00%) Mule ESB

Mule
Top Related 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 1 (100.00%) Mule ESB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Redis
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Cassandra Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Java Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Java Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Kafka
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java