Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 17 July 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 708 649
Rank change year-on-year -6 -59 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 168 138 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.45% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 127
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £400 £345 £318
90th Percentile £600 £556 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +8.44% -1.84% -9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

IBM Integration Bus is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,130 30,579 31,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.89% 32.19% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,719 21,114 22,097
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 385 404
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +2.04%

IBM Integration Bus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IBM Integration Bus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Integration Bus in the UK

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Integration Bus in the UK

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Integration Bus over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Integration Bus in the UK

IBM Integration Bus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Integration Bus in the UK

IBM Integration Bus
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 163 £500 +1.52% 11
London 0 114 £525 +5.53% 7
UK excluding London -46 54 £434 +8.44% 4
South East -26 14 £480 -1.03% 3
East of England +1 10 £400 -5.88%
South West -3 9 £430 +1.18%
Midlands -4 8 £385 -30.00% 1
North of England -13 8 £340 -
North West -14 6 - -
West Midlands -15 5 £385 -
Scotland -40 5 £438 +16.67%
East Midlands +1 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £340 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Integration Bus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IBM Integration Bus.

1 125 (74.40%) IBM
2 111 (66.07%) WebSphere
3 102 (60.71%) Java
4 51 (30.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 50 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (28.57%) Middleware
6 48 (28.57%) Web Services
7 47 (27.98%) XML
8 44 (26.19%) Finance
9 43 (25.60%) Banking
10 42 (25.00%) SOAP
11 35 (20.83%) Oracle
12 30 (17.86%) REST
13 29 (17.26%) SOA
14 28 (16.67%) Linux
15 27 (16.07%) DataPower
16 24 (14.29%) SQL
17 22 (13.10%) Docker
18 21 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (12.50%) JSON
18 21 (12.50%) Git (software)
19 18 (10.71%) DB2
20 17 (10.12%) XPath
21 16 (9.52%) Unix
22 15 (8.93%) J2EE
22 15 (8.93%) Spring
22 15 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
23 14 (8.33%) RESTful
23 14 (8.33%) Perl
23 14 (8.33%) JBoss

IBM Integration Bus
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 111 (66.07%) WebSphere
2 14 (8.33%) JBoss
3 12 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.57%) Apache
7 5 (2.98%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.79%) Commerce Server
10 2 (1.19%) Confluence
10 2 (1.19%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.19%) IIS
10 2 (1.19%) Mule
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.60%) CICS
11 1 (0.60%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 11 (6.55%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.17%) Boomi
3 5 (2.98%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (2.38%) Force.com
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.38%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.38%) PaaS
4 4 (2.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.60%) Runscope
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) SSL
2 6 (3.57%) HTTP
3 5 (2.98%) VLAN
4 2 (1.19%) DNS
4 2 (1.19%) NAS
4 2 (1.19%) SAN
4 2 (1.19%) SMTP
4 2 (1.19%) SNMP
4 2 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.71%) DB2
2 13 (7.74%) NoSQL
2 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.55%) RDBMS
3 11 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.38%) DataStage
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.57%) Maven
4 4 (2.38%) JIRA
5 3 (1.79%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (1.19%) Ant
6 2 (1.19%) GitLab
6 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.19%) Toad
7 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.60%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (26.19%) Finance
2 43 (25.60%) Banking
3 5 (2.98%) Retail
3 5 (2.98%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.38%) Automotive
4 4 (2.38%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (45.83%) Developer
2 34 (20.24%) Integration Developer
3 27 (16.07%) Architect
4 25 (14.88%) Java Developer
5 21 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
6 14 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
7 12 (7.14%) Analyst
8 10 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.36%) Integration Architect
9 9 (5.36%) WebSphere Specialist
10 6 (3.57%) Administrator
10 6 (3.57%) Consultant
10 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 5 (2.98%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.98%) Java WebSphere Developer
11 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 4 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (2.38%) Integration Consultant
12 4 (2.38%) Lead Developer
12 4 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 48 (28.57%) Middleware
2 48 (28.57%) Web Services
3 47 (27.98%) XML
4 42 (25.00%) SOAP
5 30 (17.86%) REST
6 21 (12.50%) JSON
7 15 (8.93%) J2EE
7 15 (8.93%) Spring
8 14 (8.33%) JMS
8 14 (8.33%) Kafka
8 14 (8.33%) RESTful
9 13 (7.74%) XSLT
10 12 (7.14%) Node.js
10 12 (7.14%) Spring Boot
11 11 (6.55%) .NET
12 8 (4.76%) XSD
13 7 (4.17%) Apache Camel
14 6 (3.57%) AngularJS
14 6 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.07%) DataPower
2 9 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.79%) Clustering
6 3 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.19%) Tandem
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.67%) Linux
2 16 (9.52%) Unix
3 12 (7.14%) Windows
4 8 (4.76%) AIX
5 6 (3.57%) Android
5 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.98%) Solaris
7 3 (1.79%) VMS
7 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.26%) SOA
3 21 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 11 (6.55%) Code Coverage
6 11 (6.55%) SDLC
7 10 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.95%) TOGAF
8 9 (5.36%) Data Integration
8 9 (5.36%) Decision-Making
9 8 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.76%) Microservices
9 8 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.76%) TDD
9 8 (4.76%) V-Model
10 7 (4.17%) API Development
10 7 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.17%) Scrum
11 6 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (60.71%) Java
2 24 (14.29%) SQL
3 17 (10.12%) XPath
4 14 (8.33%) Java 8
4 14 (8.33%) Perl
5 12 (7.14%) Python
6 11 (6.55%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.36%) C
8 7 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.57%) C++
10 5 (2.98%) Apex Code
11 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.38%) Ruby
12 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.79%) DCL
13 2 (1.19%) COBOL
13 2 (1.19%) Jython
13 2 (1.19%) Korn
14 1 (0.60%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 12 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 12 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.98%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.98%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) PMO
3 3 (1.79%) COBIT
3 3 (1.79%) ISO 20022
4 2 (1.19%) SEPA
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.10%) Docker
2 7 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Marathon
1 11 (6.55%) Mesos
2 4 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 3 (1.79%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.60%) Automic
Vendors
1 125 (74.40%) IBM
2 35 (20.83%) Oracle
3 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.14%) Apigee
5 10 (5.95%) MuleSoft
6 9 (5.36%) Informatica
6 9 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (4.76%) Google
8 7 (4.17%) Dell
8 7 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.57%) webMethods
10 5 (2.98%) Axway
10 5 (2.98%) Fiorano
10 5 (2.98%) Jitterbit
10 5 (2.98%) Talend
10 5 (2.98%) TIBCO
10 5 (2.98%) VMware
11 4 (2.38%) Pardot
12 3 (1.79%) CA
13 2 (1.19%) Ab Initio