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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Integration Bus (formerly WebSphere Message Broker)
UK / England
Rank 488 535 485
Rank change year-on-year +47 -50  
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 82 83 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.61% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 47
Median daily rate £465 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.65% -8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £349 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +1.19% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 12916 13716 12846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.51% 28.20% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8949 9609 8419
Median daily rate £425 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +35 41 £475 +35.71% 3
South East +24 18 £465 -2.10% 2
East of England -5 11 £500 +33.33% 1
South West +5 7 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands -16 3 £550 +48.64%
North West +25 2 £338 -23.51%
IBM Integration Bus
UK

IBM Integration Bus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 146 (91.25%) IBM
2 133 (83.13%) WebSphere
3 81 (50.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 67 (41.88%) Java
5 62 (38.75%) Linux
6 56 (35.00%) XML
7 50 (31.25%) Web Services
8 48 (30.00%) Oracle
9 45 (28.13%) Finance
10 41 (25.63%) Middleware
10 41 (25.63%) Banking
10 41 (25.63%) Open Source
11 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (22.50%) WebSphere Application Server
13 35 (21.88%) SOAP
14 31 (19.38%) SOA
14 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
15 30 (18.75%) Shell Script
16 29 (18.13%) Unix
16 29 (18.13%) SC Cleared
16 29 (18.13%) REST
17 28 (17.50%) DataPower
18 26 (16.25%) JSON
19 25 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (15.00%) JBoss
20 24 (15.00%) .NET
21 23 (14.38%) Red Hat
21 23 (14.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 23 (14.38%) MuleSoft
22 22 (13.75%) DevOps

IBM Integration Bus
Top Related 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
1 133 (83.13%) WebSphere
2 36 (22.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (15.00%) JBoss
4 23 (14.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (13.75%) Tomcat
6 19 (11.88%) Apache Geronimo
6 19 (11.88%) Apache TomEE
7 17 (10.63%) Anypoint
8 12 (7.50%) Apache
9 10 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
10 6 (3.75%) MQSeries
10 6 (3.75%) WebLogic
11 5 (3.13%) IIS
11 5 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
12 4 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (2.50%) Mule
13 3 (1.88%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.88%) Confluence
13 3 (1.88%) GlassFish
13 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.13%) SAP HCM
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.63%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.63%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.38%) Boomi
2 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.25%) G Suite
4 2 (1.25%) GitHub
5 1 (0.63%) Firebase
5 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.75%) HTTP
2 13 (8.13%) SSL
3 11 (6.88%) HTTPS
4 9 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.75%) FTP
6 3 (1.88%) AMQP
6 3 (1.88%) Multicast
7 2 (1.25%) DNS
7 2 (1.25%) SMTP
7 2 (1.25%) SNMP
8 1 (0.63%) Internet
8 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.25%) Big Data
3 9 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.00%) DB2
5 4 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.63%) solidDB
Development Applications
1 10 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.63%) JIRA
3 6 (3.75%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) Ant
4 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.25%) Maven
5 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) JUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (28.13%) Finance
2 41 (25.63%) Banking
3 17 (10.63%) Retail
4 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.25%) Advertising
5 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.25%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (27.50%) Developer
2 35 (21.88%) Architect
3 26 (16.25%) WebSphere Developer
4 25 (15.63%) Integration Architect
5 16 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
6 15 (9.38%) Analyst
6 15 (9.38%) Lead Architect
7 10 (6.25%) Integration Developer
8 9 (5.63%) Consultant
8 9 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.63%) WebSphere Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) Integration Specialist
10 7 (4.38%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Middleware Engineer
10 7 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Solutions Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 6 (3.75%) Messaging Engineer
12 5 (3.13%) IT Analyst
12 5 (3.13%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (50.63%) WebSphere MQ
2 56 (35.00%) XML
3 50 (31.25%) Web Services
4 41 (25.63%) Middleware
5 35 (21.88%) SOAP
6 29 (18.13%) REST
7 26 (16.25%) JSON
8 24 (15.00%) .NET
9 21 (13.13%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (8.75%) XSLT
11 13 (8.13%) RESTful
12 12 (7.50%) JMS
13 11 (6.88%) HTML
14 10 (6.25%) CSS
14 10 (6.25%) J2EE
15 8 (5.00%) Spring
16 7 (4.38%) jQuery
17 6 (3.75%) Ajax
17 6 (3.75%) JSF
18 5 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.50%) DataPower
2 25 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.75%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.13%) Clustering
5 5 (3.13%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.88%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.25%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.25%) Derivative
7 2 (1.25%) Equities
7 2 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.25%) iSeries
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) RIA
8 1 (0.63%) Tandem
8 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (38.75%) Linux
2 29 (18.13%) Unix
3 21 (13.13%) Windows
4 20 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (8.75%) Solaris
6 9 (5.63%) Windows Server
7 8 (5.00%) AIX
8 3 (1.88%) OS/390
9 2 (1.25%) Android
9 2 (1.25%) VMS
9 2 (1.25%) zOS
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.63%) Open Source
2 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (19.38%) SOA
4 22 (13.75%) DevOps
4 22 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (10.63%) Analytics
6 16 (10.00%) Service Design
7 15 (9.38%) API Integration
7 15 (9.38%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 14 (8.75%) B2B
8 14 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.50%) Data Integration
9 12 (7.50%) Scrum
10 11 (6.88%) B2C
10 11 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (6.88%) OO
11 10 (6.25%) EAI
11 10 (6.25%) TDD
12 9 (5.63%) API Development
13 8 (5.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.88%) Java
2 30 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 20 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.88%) Bash Shell
5 17 (10.63%) Perl
6 16 (10.00%) SQL
7 7 (4.38%) C++
7 7 (4.38%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.38%) Python
8 6 (3.75%) C
9 5 (3.13%) C#
9 5 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.13%) XPath
10 2 (1.25%) DCL
10 2 (1.25%) Jython
11 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) Degree
4 4 (2.50%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) ISO20022
1 3 (1.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO15022
3 1 (0.63%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.63%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (10.63%) MOM
2 9 (5.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 5 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.88%) Mesos
5 2 (1.25%) Puppet
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 146 (91.25%) IBM
2 48 (30.00%) Oracle
3 23 (14.38%) MuleSoft
3 23 (14.38%) Red Hat
4 14 (8.75%) SAP
5 11 (6.88%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 7 (4.38%) Dell
8 5 (3.13%) Google
9 3 (1.88%) Informatica
9 3 (1.88%) Kony
9 3 (1.88%) Pega
9 3 (1.88%) Sybase
9 3 (1.88%) WSO2
10 2 (1.25%) ATG
10 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.25%) Splunk
10 2 (1.25%) WorldPay
10 2 (1.25%) Yahoo!
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