The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for IBM Integration Bus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Integration Bus over the 3 months to 27 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.

IBM Integration Bus (formerly WebSphere Message Broker)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 154 199
Rank change year-on-year -3 +45  
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 7 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.27% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.76% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £498 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.45% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £385 £450
% change year-on-year -5.84% -14.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year - -4.76%  

IBM Integration Bus is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1252 1181 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.89% 34.87% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1014 1376
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

IBM Integration Bus
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing IBM Integration Bus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Integration Bus in the City of London

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Integration Bus in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 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 City of London region with a requirement for IBM Integration Bus.

1 11 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (81.82%) WebSphere
3 8 (72.73%) Java
4 7 (63.64%) SOAP
4 7 (63.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (63.64%) REST
5 6 (54.55%) XPath
5 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) SOA
7 4 (36.36%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) Banking
8 3 (27.27%) Windows
9 2 (18.18%) Solaris
9 2 (18.18%) Linux
9 2 (18.18%) Python
9 2 (18.18%) Middleware
9 2 (18.18%) Android
9 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
9 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
10 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
10 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 1 (9.09%) Node.js
10 1 (9.09%) Ultra Messaging
10 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
10 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
10 1 (9.09%) AMQP
10 1 (9.09%) RESTful
10 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS

IBM Integration Bus
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (81.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Firebase
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) AMQP
1 1 (9.09%) Multicast
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Lead Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) REST
1 7 (63.64%) SOAP
1 7 (63.64%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Camel
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (9.09%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 1 (9.09%) Android Development
3 1 (9.09%) API Development
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) XPath
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Apigee
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO