Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 686 670
Rank change year-on-year -35 -16 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 157 208 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 109 114
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £294 £325
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £420
% change year-on-year - -1.79% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -47 135 £498 +17.06%
London -25 80 £500 +14.29%
UK excluding London -2 75 £413 -
South East -4 22 £413 +3.13%
Wales - 18 £350 -
East of England - 15 £450 -
North of England +18 9 £435 -3.33%
North West +23 7 £435 +10.55%
Midlands +20 5 £550 +37.50%
East Midlands -3 4 £550 +57.14%
Scotland -12 4 £425 -2.86%
Yorkshire +7 2 - -
South West +3 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for IBM Integration Bus.

1 130 (82.80%) IBM
2 111 (70.70%) WebSphere
3 69 (43.95%) Java
4 61 (38.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 53 (33.76%) XML
6 44 (28.03%) Web Services
7 36 (22.93%) SOAP
8 35 (22.29%) XSLT
8 35 (22.29%) SQL Server
8 35 (22.29%) DataPower
9 33 (21.02%) Unix
10 31 (19.75%) Finance
11 29 (18.47%) Linux
12 28 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (17.20%) ITIL
13 27 (17.20%) Oracle
14 26 (16.56%) SOA
14 26 (16.56%) Migration
15 25 (15.92%) Windows
16 24 (15.29%) Middleware
16 24 (15.29%) BizTalk Server
16 24 (15.29%) Banking
17 22 (14.01%) VMware
18 21 (13.38%) .NET
18 21 (13.38%) Data Migration
19 19 (12.10%) SQL
19 19 (12.10%) DevOps
20 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (11.46%) JavaScript
20 18 (11.46%) Microsoft

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 (70.70%) WebSphere
2 24 (15.29%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (10.19%) JCAPS
4 14 (8.92%) JBoss
5 13 (8.28%) Tomcat
6 12 (7.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (4.46%) Apache
7 7 (4.46%) MQSeries
7 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.27%) IIS
11 1 (0.64%) Confluence
11 1 (0.64%) FileNet
11 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (4.46%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.27%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 2 (1.27%) Boomi
4 2 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.64%) Firewall
2 5 (3.18%) DNS
2 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.55%) HTTP
3 4 (2.55%) VLAN
4 2 (1.27%) NAS
4 2 (1.27%) SAN
4 2 (1.27%) SMS
4 2 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.64%) SMTP
5 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.46%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.55%) DB2
5 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.91%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (10.83%) SoapUI
2 6 (3.82%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.18%) JIRA
4 3 (1.91%) Subversion
5 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.64%) ProC
General
1 31 (19.75%) Finance
2 24 (15.29%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Retail
4 3 (1.91%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (37.58%) Developer
2 26 (16.56%) Architect
3 22 (14.01%) Integration Developer
4 16 (10.19%) WebSphere Developer
5 14 (8.92%) Analyst
5 14 (8.92%) Integration Architect
6 10 (6.37%) Administrator
6 10 (6.37%) Integration Specialist
6 10 (6.37%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.37%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Lead Test Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.10%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.10%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Consultant
9 7 (4.46%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.46%) Test Team Leader
9 7 (4.46%) WebSphere Specialist
10 5 (3.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (38.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 53 (33.76%) XML
3 44 (28.03%) Web Services
4 36 (22.93%) SOAP
5 35 (22.29%) XSLT
6 24 (15.29%) Middleware
7 21 (13.38%) .NET
8 17 (10.83%) JMS
9 12 (7.64%) JSON
10 11 (7.01%) J2EE
10 11 (7.01%) REST
11 10 (6.37%) RESTful
12 6 (3.82%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.82%) JDBC
12 6 (3.82%) Spring
12 6 (3.82%) Spring Integration
12 6 (3.82%) Spring MVC
13 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET
13 4 (2.55%) COM
13 4 (2.55%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.29%) DataPower
2 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.18%) NHS
4 4 (2.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.55%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) AS400
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) PDA
7 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.64%) RIA
7 1 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.02%) Unix
2 29 (18.47%) Linux
3 25 (15.92%) Windows
4 10 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.37%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.18%) AIX
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.20%) ITIL
3 26 (16.56%) Migration
3 26 (16.56%) SOA
4 21 (13.38%) Data Migration
5 19 (12.10%) DevOps
6 18 (11.46%) Release Management
7 13 (8.28%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.01%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.01%) Service Management
9 10 (6.37%) CRM
9 10 (6.37%) MVC
9 10 (6.37%) Open Source
9 10 (6.37%) Project Management
9 10 (6.37%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.73%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (5.73%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.10%) Scrum
11 8 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.95%) Java
2 19 (12.10%) SQL
3 18 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (10.83%) C++
5 13 (8.28%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.73%) XPath
7 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.18%) Perl
9 4 (2.55%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) ISTQB
1 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.82%) Degree
3 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.19%) HL7
2 5 (3.18%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (7.64%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.18%) Docker
4 1 (0.64%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (2.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.64%) MOM
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) Salt
3 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 130 (82.80%) IBM
2 27 (17.20%) Oracle
3 22 (14.01%) VMware
4 18 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.19%) Fiorano
6 15 (9.55%) InterSystems
7 13 (8.28%) SAP
8 10 (6.37%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.46%) Temenos
10 6 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (3.18%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.18%) Informatica
11 5 (3.18%) MuleSoft
11 5 (3.18%) WSO2
12 4 (2.55%) Citrix
12 4 (2.55%) Juniper
12 4 (2.55%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.91%) Cadence
13 3 (1.91%) Siebel
14 2 (1.27%) Cisco