Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 794 730 668
Rank change year-on-year -64 -62 +29
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 73 154 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 76 114
UK median daily rate £450 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +8.96%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £294
90th Percentile £538 £606 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 32,150 32,328 29,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.24% 32.08% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,714 22,927 20,373
UK median daily rate £485 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +10.59% +1.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 337 327
UK median hourly rate £42.17 £41.42 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +2.26% +4.52%
10th Percentile £18.24 £17.96 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019. 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 -63 70 £450 -10.00% 16
London -26 43 £450 -18.18% 9
UK excluding London -35 30 £450 - 7
South East -15 12 £433 -6.49% 1
Midlands -1 7 £410 +6.49% 1
East of England 0 6 £475 +5.56% 4
East Midlands +28 4 £400 -
West Midlands -11 3 £538 +39.61% 1
Scotland -7 2 £438 +2.94%
Yorkshire -11 1 £500 +5.26% 1
North of England -18 1 £500 +14.94% 1
South West -35 1 £465 -
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 58 (79.45%) IBM
2 50 (68.49%) WebSphere
3 34 (46.58%) Java
4 28 (38.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 23 (31.51%) Banking
6 22 (30.14%) Middleware
7 17 (23.29%) Finance
8 16 (21.92%) Oracle
9 15 (20.55%) Windows
10 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.44%) DataPower
12 12 (16.44%) Web Services
13 11 (15.07%) RDBMS
13 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
14 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
14 10 (13.70%) Release Management
14 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
14 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
14 10 (13.70%) JBoss
15 9 (12.33%) Server Management
16 8 (10.96%) JSON
16 8 (10.96%) Spring
16 8 (10.96%) Mainframe
16 8 (10.96%) Linux
16 8 (10.96%) Unix
17 7 (9.59%) XML
17 7 (9.59%) SQL
17 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
17 7 (9.59%) DNS

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 50 (68.49%) WebSphere
2 10 (13.70%) JBoss
3 5 (6.85%) Apache ServiceMix
3 5 (6.85%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.48%) CICS
5 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Magento
1 1 (1.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Apigee
2 5 (6.85%) Boomi
3 4 (5.48%) Office 365
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) DNS
2 3 (4.11%) Firewall
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) SSL
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) MPLS
3 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.37%) SAN
3 1 (1.37%) Skype
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) RDBMS
2 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.85%) DB2
4 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) Lombardi
3 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.37%) XMLSpy
General
1 23 (31.51%) Banking
2 17 (23.29%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Marketing
3 5 (6.85%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Automotive
5 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Integration Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Integration Specialist
4 9 (12.33%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.96%) WebSphere Specialist
6 7 (9.59%) Middleware Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Support Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Administrator
9 4 (5.48%) Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Integration Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (30.14%) Middleware
3 12 (16.44%) Web Services
4 8 (10.96%) JSON
4 8 (10.96%) Spring
5 7 (9.59%) XML
6 6 (8.22%) HTML
6 6 (8.22%) Spring Boot
7 5 (6.85%) Apache Camel
7 5 (6.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (6.85%) REST
7 5 (6.85%) SOAP
8 4 (5.48%) Kafka
8 4 (5.48%) XSLT
9 3 (4.11%) Ajax
9 3 (4.11%) CSS
9 3 (4.11%) JSF
9 3 (4.11%) Oracle ADF
9 3 (4.11%) XML Schema
10 2 (2.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) DataPower
2 8 (10.96%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Fintech
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.96%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Unix
4 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) VMS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) Release Management
3 9 (12.33%) Server Management
4 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.85%) EAI
6 5 (6.85%) SOA
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.48%) Microservices
7 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.11%) API Integration
8 3 (4.11%) Change Management
8 3 (4.11%) Code Coverage
8 3 (4.11%) DevOps
8 3 (4.11%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.74%) Scrum
9 2 (2.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) Java
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) Java 8
4 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.85%) XPath
5 4 (5.48%) COBOL
5 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) DCL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
1 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) IBM Certification
2 2 (2.74%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CISSP
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) ISO 20022
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Docker
2 3 (4.11%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) CA Endevor
2 3 (4.11%) Marathon
2 3 (4.11%) Mesos
2 3 (4.11%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 58 (79.45%) IBM
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.85%) Axway
5 5 (6.85%) Dell
5 5 (6.85%) Fiorano
5 5 (6.85%) Jitterbit
5 5 (6.85%) MuleSoft
5 5 (6.85%) Talend
5 5 (6.85%) TIBCO
5 5 (6.85%) webMethods
6 3 (4.11%) MKS
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco
8 1 (1.37%) Citrix
8 1 (1.37%) EMC
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Software AG
8 1 (1.37%) Veritas