Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 719 734 679
Rank change year-on-year +15 -55 +10
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 161 148 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.46% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 76 115
UK median daily rate £490 £493 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +17.26% -1.75%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £284
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +16.92% +1.56% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
UK median hourly rate £100.50 - £36.00
10th Percentile £100.25 - £34.60
90th Percentile £100.75 - £37.00
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 35,698 32,056 32,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.88% 32.27% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,134 22,499 22,443
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 365 382
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £18.20 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.13 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.31 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +11.96% -4.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +24 153 £490 -1.51% 10
London +15 111 £500 - 4
UK excluding London -40 49 £475 +16.92% 6
South East -13 16 £475 +15.15%
South West -13 13 £700 - 1
Scotland -17 7 £438 -
East Midlands +11 5 £400 -27.27% 2
Midlands -20 5 £400 -27.27% 4
North of England -30 5 £420 -18.84% 1
Yorkshire -19 3 £420 -
East of England 0 2 £400 -8.57%
North West -19 2 - - 1
Wales -38 1 £850 +142.86%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 121 (75.16%) WebSphere
2 100 (62.11%) IBM
3 97 (60.25%) Java
4 58 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (26.71%) Spring
6 41 (25.47%) Middleware
7 40 (24.84%) WebSphere MQ
7 40 (24.84%) Java 8
8 39 (24.22%) Docker
9 38 (23.60%) Spring Boot
10 37 (22.98%) Finance
11 36 (22.36%) Web Services
11 36 (22.36%) RDBMS
11 36 (22.36%) Relational Database
12 35 (21.74%) Git (software)
13 34 (21.12%) Kafka
14 33 (20.50%) NoSQL
14 33 (20.50%) SOAP
15 32 (19.88%) Banking
15 32 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (19.25%) Oracle
17 30 (18.63%) XML
17 30 (18.63%) Code Coverage
17 30 (18.63%) Mesos
17 30 (18.63%) Marathon
18 21 (13.04%) SQL
18 21 (13.04%) DataPower
18 21 (13.04%) REST
19 20 (12.42%) Retail
19 20 (12.42%) DB2

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
1 121 (75.16%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (6.21%) JBoss
4 9 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.97%) MQSeries
6 7 (4.35%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (2.48%) CICS
8 3 (1.86%) Commerce Server
8 3 (1.86%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.24%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 2 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.45%) Apigee
2 9 (5.59%) Boomi
3 7 (4.35%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.86%) SaaS
6 2 (1.24%) Force.com
6 2 (1.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) GitHub
7 1 (0.62%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) HTTP
1 8 (4.97%) SSL
2 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.48%) DNS
4 2 (1.24%) VLAN
5 1 (0.62%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) FTP
5 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.62%) SMTP
5 1 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.36%) RDBMS
1 36 (22.36%) Relational Database
2 33 (20.50%) NoSQL
3 20 (12.42%) DB2
4 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.48%) DataStage
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.97%) SoapUI
3 6 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.73%) Subversion
4 5 (3.11%) XMLSpy
5 4 (2.48%) Maven
6 3 (1.86%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (1.24%) Ant
7 2 (1.24%) Toad
8 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.62%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (22.98%) Finance
2 32 (19.88%) Banking
3 20 (12.42%) Retail
4 8 (4.97%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.48%) Automotive
6 3 (1.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (64.60%) Developer
2 51 (31.68%) Java Developer
3 27 (16.77%) Integration Developer
4 19 (11.80%) WebSphere Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Integration Specialist
6 11 (6.83%) Architect
7 9 (5.59%) Administrator
7 9 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Java Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Java Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 5 (3.11%) Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 5 (3.11%) WebSphere Specialist
11 4 (2.48%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.71%) Spring
2 41 (25.47%) Middleware
3 40 (24.84%) WebSphere MQ
4 38 (23.60%) Spring Boot
5 36 (22.36%) Web Services
6 34 (21.12%) Kafka
7 33 (20.50%) SOAP
8 30 (18.63%) XML
9 21 (13.04%) REST
10 19 (11.80%) JSON
11 11 (6.83%) XSLT
12 9 (5.59%) Apache Camel
12 9 (5.59%) RESTful
13 7 (4.35%) J2EE
13 7 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (3.11%) Node.js
14 5 (3.11%) XSD
15 4 (2.48%) Swagger
16 3 (1.86%) ActiveMQ
16 3 (1.86%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.04%) DataPower
2 8 (4.97%) SWIFT
3 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.73%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Clustering
6 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.86%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.62%) AS400
7 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.97%) Linux
2 7 (4.35%) Unix
3 6 (3.73%) VMS
3 6 (3.73%) Windows
4 5 (3.11%) AIX
5 3 (1.86%) Android
5 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (18.63%) Code Coverage
4 17 (10.56%) Microservices
5 13 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.83%) SDLC
7 9 (5.59%) Release Management
7 9 (5.59%) Software Engineering
7 9 (5.59%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.97%) SOA
9 7 (4.35%) API Development
9 7 (4.35%) Waterfall
10 6 (3.73%) API Integration
10 6 (3.73%) Change Management
10 6 (3.73%) ETL
10 6 (3.73%) Integration Testing
11 5 (3.11%) EAI
11 5 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.11%) Project Management
11 5 (3.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (60.25%) Java
2 40 (24.84%) Java 8
3 21 (13.04%) SQL
4 10 (6.21%) C
5 8 (4.97%) C++
5 8 (4.97%) Perl
6 6 (3.73%) DCL
7 5 (3.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.11%) Python
7 5 (3.11%) XPath
8 4 (2.48%) COBOL
8 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.24%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.24%) Korn
10 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.62%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 14 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.24%) Degree
3 1 (0.62%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) ISO 20022
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.24%) PMO
3 2 (1.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 39 (24.22%) Docker
2 3 (1.86%) Firmware
3 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (18.63%) Marathon
1 30 (18.63%) Mesos
2 3 (1.86%) CA Endevor
2 3 (1.86%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.24%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.62%) Automic
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 100 (62.11%) IBM
2 31 (19.25%) Oracle
3 14 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.83%) MuleSoft
5 9 (5.59%) Dell
6 7 (4.35%) Axway
6 7 (4.35%) Fiorano
6 7 (4.35%) Jitterbit
6 7 (4.35%) Talend
6 7 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 7 (4.35%) webMethods
7 4 (2.48%) Informatica
7 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.86%) Google
8 3 (1.86%) MKS
9 2 (1.24%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.24%) Pardot
9 2 (1.24%) Software AG
10 1 (0.62%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.62%) CA