The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 521 528
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7  
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 50 111 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.77% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 55 33
Median daily rate £493 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.12% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £286 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £385 £450
% change year-on-year -5.84% -14.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.52%  
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13677 14326 14175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.21% 29.02% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9502 10197 9645
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 191
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Integration Bus in England

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Integration Bus in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Integration Bus in England

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Integration Bus in England

IBM Integration Bus
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Integration Bus within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London -7 24 £498 +19.16% 4
East of England +2 8 £400 -5.88%
South West +8 5 £400 -3.03%
North West +20 4 - -
South East +10 4 £419 +1.45% 3
North East +63 3 - -
West Midlands +24 1 - - 2
East Midlands -20 1 - -
IBM Integration Bus
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for IBM Integration Bus.

1 123 (93.18%) IBM
2 116 (87.88%) WebSphere
3 74 (56.06%) Java
4 71 (53.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 55 (41.67%) XML
6 53 (40.15%) Web Services
7 39 (29.55%) Linux
7 39 (29.55%) SOAP
8 33 (25.00%) Middleware
9 32 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (22.73%) Open Source
10 30 (22.73%) .NET
10 30 (22.73%) Unix
11 28 (21.21%) Finance
11 28 (21.21%) DataPower
11 28 (21.21%) Banking
12 27 (20.45%) Oracle
12 27 (20.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 25 (18.94%) SQL
13 25 (18.94%) SOA
13 25 (18.94%) Shell Script
13 25 (18.94%) Security Cleared
14 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
15 21 (15.91%) JSON
15 21 (15.91%) JavaScript
16 20 (15.15%) JBoss
17 19 (14.39%) REST
18 17 (12.88%) JMS
18 17 (12.88%) XSLT
19 16 (12.12%) UML

IBM Integration Bus
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 116 (87.88%) WebSphere
2 27 (20.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 20 (15.15%) JBoss
4 15 (11.36%) Tomcat
5 13 (9.85%) Apache
5 13 (9.85%) Apache Geronimo
5 13 (9.85%) Apache TomEE
6 9 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (6.82%) MQSeries
7 8 (6.06%) WebSphere Portal
8 7 (5.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (3.79%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (3.03%) GlassFish
10 4 (3.03%) IIS
11 3 (2.27%) Mule
11 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
11 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
11 3 (2.27%) WebLogic Integration
11 3 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.79%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Boomi
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.79%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.52%) G Suite
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.76%) Firebase
4 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) HTTP
2 6 (4.55%) FTP
3 3 (2.27%) AMQP
3 3 (2.27%) Multicast
3 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.76%) Internet
5 1 (0.76%) Intranet
5 1 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.79%) DB2
2 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (2.27%) Ant
3 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.52%) Maven
5 1 (0.76%) JUnit
5 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.76%) Subversion
5 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (21.21%) Banking
1 28 (21.21%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Prime Brokerage
5 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (49.24%) Developer
2 34 (25.76%) WebSphere Developer
3 30 (22.73%) Integration Developer
4 15 (11.36%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 10 (7.58%) Integration Specialist
6 9 (6.82%) Architect
6 9 (6.82%) Consultant
6 9 (6.82%) WebSphere Specialist
7 8 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Integration Architect
10 5 (3.79%) Middleware Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Systems Developer
10 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Consultant
11 4 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (53.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 55 (41.67%) XML
3 53 (40.15%) Web Services
4 39 (29.55%) SOAP
5 33 (25.00%) Middleware
6 30 (22.73%) .NET
7 21 (15.91%) JSON
8 19 (14.39%) REST
9 17 (12.88%) JMS
9 17 (12.88%) XSLT
10 16 (12.12%) RESTful
11 10 (7.58%) CSS
11 10 (7.58%) HTML
12 8 (6.06%) Spring
13 7 (5.30%) J2EE
13 7 (5.30%) jQuery
14 5 (3.79%) Ajax
14 5 (3.79%) HTML5
14 5 (3.79%) JSF
15 4 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.21%) DataPower
2 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.30%) SWIFT
5 6 (4.55%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.27%) Clustering
7 3 (2.27%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.52%) Derivative
8 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.76%) PKI
9 1 (0.76%) Tandem
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.55%) Linux
2 30 (22.73%) Unix
3 13 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (9.85%) Windows
4 9 (6.82%) Solaris
5 4 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.27%) AIX
6 3 (2.27%) VMS
7 2 (1.52%) Android
7 2 (1.52%) zOS
8 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.73%) Open Source
3 25 (18.94%) SOA
4 16 (12.12%) UML
5 14 (10.61%) DevOps
6 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.33%) OO
7 11 (8.33%) TDD
8 10 (7.58%) Analytics
9 9 (6.82%) API Development
9 9 (6.82%) EAI
9 9 (6.82%) Scrum
10 8 (6.06%) Data Analysis
10 8 (6.06%) Workflow
11 7 (5.30%) B2B
11 7 (5.30%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.30%) Release Management
11 7 (5.30%) Web Development
12 6 (4.55%) Data Integration
12 6 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (56.06%) Java
2 25 (18.94%) Shell Script
2 25 (18.94%) SQL
3 21 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.61%) XPath
5 13 (9.85%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.30%) C++
6 7 (5.30%) Perl
6 7 (5.30%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.30%) Python
7 6 (4.55%) C
8 4 (3.03%) C#
8 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.27%) DCL
10 1 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.42%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.79%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.76%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.76%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.76%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) ISO 20022
2 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.27%) Mesos
4 1 (0.76%) Ansible
4 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 123 (93.18%) IBM
2 27 (20.45%) Oracle
3 15 (11.36%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
5 10 (7.58%) SAP
6 7 (5.30%) Dell
6 7 (5.30%) TIBCO
7 6 (4.55%) MuleSoft
8 5 (3.79%) Google
8 5 (3.79%) WSO2
9 3 (2.27%) Informatica
9 3 (2.27%) Kony
9 3 (2.27%) Pega
9 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.27%) Sybase
10 2 (1.52%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.52%) Yahoo!
11 1 (0.76%) Apigee
11 1 (0.76%) Sun
11 1 (0.76%) Temenos
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