The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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
IBM Integration Bus (formerly WebSphere Message Broker)
England / North West
Rank 128 150 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 -  
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 2 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.24% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £441 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.51% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.23% 26.65% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Integration Bus in the North West

IBM Integration Bus
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
IBM Integration Bus
England

IBM Integration Bus
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Jython
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SMTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Hibernate

IBM Integration Bus
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) SMTP
1 2 (50.00%) SNMP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
1 3 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Dojo
2 1 (25.00%) EJB
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) JSF
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) JTA
2 1 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (25.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (25.00%) Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) AOP
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) BPEL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Jython
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Kony
3 1 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (25.00%) Yahoo!