The table below looks at the statistics for IBM Integration Bus skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Integration Bus over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Integration Bus (formerly WebSphere Message Broker)
Rank 127 89 102
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +13
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 9 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 1.32% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 5.28% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 4
Average daily rate £413 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% -0.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £365 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
IBM Integration Bus
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
705 682 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.37% 25.04% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 443 329
Average daily rate £383 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.60 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

IBM Integration Bus
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Integration Bus across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

IBM Integration Bus Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IBM Integration Bus
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus across the West Midlands region.

IBM Integration Bus Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM Integration Bus
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Integration Bus across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

IBM Integration Bus Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

IBM Integration Bus
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Integration Bus across the West Midlands region.

IBM Integration Bus Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM Integration Bus
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Integration Bus within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -6 4 £375 -
Warwickshire -9 1 - -
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IBM Integration Bus
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM Integration Bus also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Integration Bus.

1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (63.64%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) DataPower
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP
4 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) FTP
6 2 (18.18%) RESTful
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Automotive
7 1 (9.09%) BAPI
7 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) R
7 1 (9.09%) HTTP
7 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
7 1 (9.09%) XML
7 1 (9.09%) COBOL
7 1 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (9.09%) DB2
7 1 (9.09%) Ant

IBM Integration Bus
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM Integration Bus also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Integration Bus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
General
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 1 (9.09%) BAPI
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) COBOL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) R
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle