Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 701 670 691
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21 -50
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 154 183 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.60% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 114 95
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £311
90th Percentile £575 £675 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £420
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.79% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 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 32,164 30,464 31,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 31.44% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,939 20,984 21,607
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.85% +4.73% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 344 584
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.08 £15.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £55.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -36 136 £466 +3.61% 9
London -54 78 £500 - 5
UK excluding London -10 72 £425 +3.03% 5
South East -24 24 £413 +0.61% 3
East of England +9 17 £438 -12.50%
Wales +10 10 £375 +102.70%
North of England +11 7 £455 +1.11% 1
Scotland -14 6 £425 - 1
Midlands +9 5 £550 +57.14%
East Midlands +3 4 £550 +57.14%
North West +1 4 £435 +16.00%
South West +5 3 - -
Yorkshire +3 3 £475 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 126 (81.82%) IBM
2 107 (69.48%) WebSphere
3 68 (44.16%) Java
4 67 (43.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 37 (24.03%) XML
6 36 (23.38%) Oracle
6 36 (23.38%) DataPower
7 35 (22.73%) Web Services
8 34 (22.08%) SQL Server
9 31 (20.13%) Banking
10 27 (17.53%) Finance
10 27 (17.53%) Linux
11 25 (16.23%) Middleware
12 24 (15.58%) ITIL
12 24 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (14.94%) Unix
13 23 (14.94%) SOA
14 22 (14.29%) Windows
15 21 (13.64%) XSLT
16 20 (12.99%) SQL
16 20 (12.99%) WebSphere Application Server
17 19 (12.34%) Migration
18 18 (11.69%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (11.69%) SOAP
18 18 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (11.04%) .NET
20 16 (10.39%) Tomcat
20 16 (10.39%) VMware
21 15 (9.74%) JavaScript
21 15 (9.74%) DevOps

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
1 107 (69.48%) WebSphere
2 20 (12.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (11.69%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (10.39%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.49%) JBoss
5 10 (6.49%) JCAPS
6 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.60%) Confluence
7 4 (2.60%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.95%) Apache
8 3 (1.95%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.95%) Liferay
9 2 (1.30%) FileNet
9 2 (1.30%) IIS
9 2 (1.30%) MQSI
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Temenos T24
2 5 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.30%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) Boomi
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) Firewall
2 6 (3.90%) HTTP
3 5 (3.25%) DNS
3 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.95%) VLAN
5 2 (1.30%) NAS
5 2 (1.30%) SAN
5 2 (1.30%) WAN
6 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.65%) SMS
6 1 (0.65%) SMTP
6 1 (0.65%) SNMP
6 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.95%) DB2
6 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Eclipse
1 9 (5.84%) SoapUI
2 8 (5.19%) JIRA
3 7 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.90%) Subversion
5 4 (2.60%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.95%) Gradle
7 2 (1.30%) Maven
8 1 (0.65%) ProC
General
1 31 (20.13%) Banking
2 27 (17.53%) Finance
3 5 (3.25%) Back Office
3 5 (3.25%) Retail
4 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (36.36%) Developer
2 28 (18.18%) Architect
3 20 (12.99%) Integration Developer
4 15 (9.74%) Analyst
4 15 (9.74%) Integration Architect
4 15 (9.74%) Java Developer
5 12 (7.79%) WebSphere Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Administrator
6 11 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.84%) Integration Specialist
7 9 (5.84%) WebSphere Specialist
8 8 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.90%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Lead Test Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (43.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 37 (24.03%) XML
3 35 (22.73%) Web Services
4 25 (16.23%) Middleware
5 21 (13.64%) XSLT
6 18 (11.69%) SOAP
7 17 (11.04%) .NET
8 14 (9.09%) JMS
9 11 (7.14%) J2EE
10 10 (6.49%) RESTful
11 9 (5.84%) Hibernate
11 9 (5.84%) Spring
11 9 (5.84%) Spring Integration
11 9 (5.84%) Spring MVC
12 8 (5.19%) JSON
12 8 (5.19%) REST
13 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
13 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (1.95%) COM
14 3 (1.95%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.38%) DataPower
2 18 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.19%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.90%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.60%) NHS
7 3 (1.95%) Clustering
7 3 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) iSeries
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.53%) Linux
2 23 (14.94%) Unix
3 22 (14.29%) Windows
4 11 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.49%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.90%) AIX
7 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (15.58%) ITIL
2 23 (14.94%) SOA
3 19 (12.34%) Migration
4 15 (9.74%) DevOps
5 13 (8.44%) Data Migration
5 13 (8.44%) MVC
6 12 (7.79%) Release Management
7 11 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 9 (5.84%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.19%) CRM
9 8 (5.19%) Service Management
10 7 (4.55%) Change Control
10 7 (4.55%) Patch Management
10 7 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.90%) Open Source
11 6 (3.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (44.16%) Java
2 20 (12.99%) SQL
3 15 (9.74%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.79%) C++
4 12 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.19%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.90%) Perl
7 5 (3.25%) XPath
8 3 (1.95%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) C
9 1 (0.65%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.60%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.95%) Degree
3 3 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.30%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) HL7
2 7 (4.55%) MiFID
3 3 (1.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (2.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) MOM
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) Salt
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 126 (81.82%) IBM
2 36 (23.38%) Oracle
3 16 (10.39%) VMware
4 13 (8.44%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.14%) SAP
6 10 (6.49%) Fiorano
7 9 (5.84%) InterSystems
8 7 (4.55%) Temenos
9 5 (3.25%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.60%) Citrix
10 4 (2.60%) Juniper
10 4 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.95%) Cadence
11 3 (1.95%) Capita
11 3 (1.95%) Cisco
11 3 (1.95%) HP
11 3 (1.95%) Informatica
12 2 (1.30%) Dell
12 2 (1.30%) Siebel