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 3 months to 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 534 529
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 60 118 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.78% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 63 34
Median daily rate £425 £400 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £289 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14838 15088 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.06% 28.44% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10253 10630 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 28 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 3 months to 25 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
England -10 51 £493 +23.12% 9
London -17 25 £498 +18.45% 4
East of England -1 8 £400 -5.88%
South Wales - 8 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 8 £400 -
Wales - 8 £350 -
City of London +2 7 £498 +18.45% 1
Bedford - 7 £400 -
Cardiff - 6 £350 -
South West +5 5 £400 -3.03%
North West +27 4 - -
South East +18 4 £419 +1.45% 3
Bristol - 4 - -
North East +60 3 - -
Hampshire +5 3 £342 -19.52%
Basingstoke - 3 £342 -
Scotland +35 1 £375 -5.06%
West Midlands +22 1 - - 2
Glasgow +2 1 £375 -21.05%
East Midlands -20 1 - -
Devon - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Scunthorpe - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Plymouth - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for IBM Integration Bus.

1 148 (93.67%) IBM
2 141 (89.24%) WebSphere
3 76 (48.10%) Java
4 75 (47.47%) XML
5 73 (46.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 54 (34.18%) Web Services
7 46 (29.11%) SOAP
8 39 (24.68%) Linux
9 35 (22.15%) XSLT
10 33 (20.89%) Middleware
11 32 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (19.62%) BizTalk Server
12 31 (19.62%) .NET
13 30 (18.99%) Unix
13 30 (18.99%) Finance
13 30 (18.99%) DataPower
13 30 (18.99%) Open Source
14 29 (18.35%) Release Management
15 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
15 28 (17.72%) Banking
16 27 (17.09%) Oracle
16 27 (17.09%) SQL Server
16 27 (17.09%) WebSphere Application Server
17 26 (16.46%) SQL
17 26 (16.46%) SOA
18 25 (15.82%) ITIL
18 25 (15.82%) Shell Script
19 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
20 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 22 (13.92%) Fiorano

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
1 141 (89.24%) WebSphere
2 31 (19.62%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (17.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (13.92%) JCAPS
5 20 (12.66%) JBoss
6 15 (9.49%) Tomcat
7 13 (8.23%) Apache
7 13 (8.23%) Apache Geronimo
7 13 (8.23%) Apache TomEE
8 9 (5.70%) MQSeries
9 8 (5.06%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (4.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (3.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 5 (3.16%) WebSphere Process Server
12 4 (2.53%) GlassFish
12 4 (2.53%) IIS
13 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
13 3 (1.90%) WebLogic
13 3 (1.90%) WebLogic Integration
13 3 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.16%) SAP HCM
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.63%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.43%) Boomi
2 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.16%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.27%) G Suite
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) Firebase
4 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.96%) HTTP
2 6 (3.80%) FTP
3 3 (1.90%) AMQP
3 3 (1.90%) Multicast
3 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.70%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.16%) DB2
5 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.70%) SoapUI
2 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.53%) JIRA
4 3 (1.90%) Ant
5 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.63%) JUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (18.99%) Finance
2 28 (17.72%) Banking
3 13 (8.23%) Retail
4 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (41.14%) Developer
2 34 (21.52%) WebSphere Developer
3 30 (18.99%) Integration Developer
4 15 (9.49%) Analyst
4 15 (9.49%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 12 (7.59%) Applications Support
5 12 (7.59%) Integration Specialist
6 11 (6.96%) Architect
7 10 (6.33%) WebSphere Specialist
8 9 (5.70%) Consultant
9 8 (5.06%) Applications Manager
9 8 (5.06%) Applications Support Manager
9 8 (5.06%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.06%) Support Manager
10 7 (4.43%) Integration Architect
10 7 (4.43%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.43%) WebSphere Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Messaging Engineer
12 5 (3.16%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (47.47%) XML
2 73 (46.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 54 (34.18%) Web Services
4 46 (29.11%) SOAP
5 35 (22.15%) XSLT
6 33 (20.89%) Middleware
7 31 (19.62%) .NET
8 21 (13.29%) JSON
9 20 (12.66%) REST
10 17 (10.76%) JMS
11 16 (10.13%) RESTful
12 10 (6.33%) CSS
12 10 (6.33%) HTML
13 8 (5.06%) Spring
14 7 (4.43%) J2EE
14 7 (4.43%) jQuery
15 5 (3.16%) Ajax
15 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
15 5 (3.16%) HTML5
15 5 (3.16%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.99%) DataPower
2 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.43%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.80%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.16%) NHS
7 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.90%) Clustering
7 3 (1.90%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.27%) Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.63%) PKI
9 1 (0.63%) Tandem
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.68%) Linux
2 30 (18.99%) Unix
3 13 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (8.23%) Windows
4 9 (5.70%) Solaris
5 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.90%) AIX
6 3 (1.90%) VMS
7 2 (1.27%) Android
7 2 (1.27%) zOS
8 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.99%) Open Source
3 29 (18.35%) Release Management
4 26 (16.46%) SOA
5 25 (15.82%) ITIL
6 21 (13.29%) Service Delivery
7 19 (12.03%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.39%) Project Management
9 16 (10.13%) UML
10 14 (8.86%) DevOps
11 13 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.96%) ITIL V3
12 11 (6.96%) Migration
12 11 (6.96%) OO
12 11 (6.96%) Service Management
12 11 (6.96%) TDD
13 10 (6.33%) Analytics
13 10 (6.33%) Business Analysis
14 9 (5.70%) EAI
14 9 (5.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 76 (48.10%) Java
2 26 (16.46%) SQL
3 25 (15.82%) Shell Script
4 21 (13.29%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.49%) XPath
6 13 (8.23%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.23%) C++
7 7 (4.43%) Perl
7 7 (4.43%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.43%) Python
8 6 (3.80%) C
9 5 (3.16%) C#
10 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.90%) DCL
12 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.23%) Degree
4 6 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.16%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.90%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.63%) OCMJD
8 1 (0.63%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.63%) OCPJWCD
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.03%) HL7
2 4 (2.53%) ISO 20022
3 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.90%) Mesos
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 148 (93.67%) IBM
2 27 (17.09%) Oracle
3 22 (13.92%) Fiorano
3 22 (13.92%) InterSystems
4 15 (9.49%) Red Hat
5 13 (8.23%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.33%) SAP
7 7 (4.43%) Dell
7 7 (4.43%) TIBCO
8 6 (3.80%) MuleSoft
8 6 (3.80%) VMware
9 5 (3.16%) Google
9 5 (3.16%) WSO2
10 3 (1.90%) Informatica
10 3 (1.90%) Kony
10 3 (1.90%) Pega
10 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.90%) Sybase
11 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.27%) Yahoo!
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