Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 747 688
Rank change year-on-year +1 -59 0
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 136 152 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 79 106
UK median daily rate £481 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £353 £363 £303
90th Percentile £582 £588 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -
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 36,529 32,985 31,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.77% 32.19% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,809 23,296 21,896
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
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 312 363 364
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £18.00 £14.52
90th Percentile £59.88 £51.94 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.56% +3.00%

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 10 December 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 14 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 10 December 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 -34 130 £481 +1.32% 11
London +25 92 £488 -7.14% 3
UK excluding London -53 43 £440 +3.53% 8
South East -27 16 £414 +0.30% 7
South West - 10 £700 -
Midlands -8 6 £405 -26.36%
Scotland -16 5 £350 -17.65%
East Midlands +9 4 £400 -27.27%
North of England -17 4 £420 -3.45% 1
Yorkshire -10 3 £420 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 -
North West -15 1 - - 1
East of England -27 1 - -
Wales -33 1 £850 +126.67%

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 106 (77.94%) WebSphere
2 85 (62.50%) IBM
3 81 (59.56%) Java
4 42 (30.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 39 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (26.47%) Middleware
7 35 (25.74%) Spring
8 32 (23.53%) Docker
8 32 (23.53%) Spring Boot
8 32 (23.53%) Java 8
9 31 (22.79%) Relational Database
9 31 (22.79%) RDBMS
9 31 (22.79%) Oracle
10 28 (20.59%) Web Services
10 28 (20.59%) Banking
11 27 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
12 26 (19.12%) NoSQL
12 26 (19.12%) Kafka
13 25 (18.38%) Mesos
13 25 (18.38%) Marathon
13 25 (18.38%) SOAP
13 25 (18.38%) Code Coverage
14 24 (17.65%) Finance
15 22 (16.18%) XML
16 19 (13.97%) SQL
16 19 (13.97%) Retail
17 18 (13.24%) DB2
18 17 (12.50%) DataPower
19 15 (11.03%) JSON

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
1 106 (77.94%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.62%) JBoss
3 8 (5.88%) MQSeries
4 7 (5.15%) Apache ServiceMix
4 7 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (3.68%) CICS
6 2 (1.47%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.47%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.74%) Apache
7 1 (0.74%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Apigee
2 7 (5.15%) Boomi
2 7 (5.15%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (2.21%) SaaS
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) HTTP
2 5 (3.68%) SSL
2 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.21%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) Firewall
4 1 (0.74%) FTP
4 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.79%) RDBMS
1 31 (22.79%) Relational Database
2 26 (19.12%) NoSQL
3 18 (13.24%) DB2
4 8 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.94%) DataStage
6 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 7 (5.15%) Subversion
4 5 (3.68%) XMLSpy
5 2 (1.47%) Ant
5 2 (1.47%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.47%) Toad
6 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 28 (20.59%) Banking
2 24 (17.65%) Finance
3 19 (13.97%) Retail
4 5 (3.68%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.94%) Automotive
6 3 (2.21%) Marketing
7 2 (1.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (62.50%) Developer
2 42 (30.88%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.97%) Integration Developer
4 14 (10.29%) WebSphere Developer
5 13 (9.56%) Integration Specialist
6 8 (5.88%) Architect
6 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Middleware Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.41%) Java Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Java Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) WebSphere Specialist
9 5 (3.68%) Administrator
9 5 (3.68%) Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Messaging Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 36 (26.47%) Middleware
3 35 (25.74%) Spring
4 32 (23.53%) Spring Boot
5 28 (20.59%) Web Services
6 26 (19.12%) Kafka
7 25 (18.38%) SOAP
8 22 (16.18%) XML
9 15 (11.03%) JSON
10 14 (10.29%) REST
11 10 (7.35%) XSLT
12 7 (5.15%) Apache Camel
12 7 (5.15%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (3.68%) CSS
14 4 (2.94%) Ajax
14 4 (2.94%) HTML
14 4 (2.94%) JSF
14 4 (2.94%) Oracle ADF
15 3 (2.21%) ActiveMQ
15 3 (2.21%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) DataPower
2 8 (5.88%) SWIFT
3 7 (5.15%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.21%) Clustering
6 3 (2.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.15%) Windows
2 6 (4.41%) VMS
3 5 (3.68%) Unix
4 4 (2.94%) Linux
5 2 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.85%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (18.38%) Code Coverage
4 14 (10.29%) Microservices
5 11 (8.09%) Release Management
6 10 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.62%) Unit Testing
8 8 (5.88%) SDLC
9 7 (5.15%) EAI
10 6 (4.41%) API Integration
10 6 (4.41%) ETL
10 6 (4.41%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.41%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.68%) SOA
12 4 (2.94%) API Development
12 4 (2.94%) Project Management
12 4 (2.94%) Scenario Testing
13 3 (2.21%) DevOps
13 3 (2.21%) Innovative Thinking
13 3 (2.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (59.56%) Java
2 32 (23.53%) Java 8
3 19 (13.97%) SQL
4 8 (5.88%) C
4 8 (5.88%) C++
5 6 (4.41%) DCL
6 5 (3.68%) COBOL
6 5 (3.68%) Perl
6 5 (3.68%) XPath
7 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.47%) Korn
9 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) SC Cleared
1 14 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.74%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) ISO 20022
2 2 (1.47%) SEPA
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (23.53%) Docker
2 3 (2.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (18.38%) Marathon
1 25 (18.38%) Mesos
2 3 (2.21%) CA Endevor
2 3 (2.21%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 85 (62.50%) IBM
2 31 (22.79%) Oracle
3 11 (8.09%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.88%) MuleSoft
5 7 (5.15%) Axway
5 7 (5.15%) Dell
5 7 (5.15%) Fiorano
5 7 (5.15%) Jitterbit
5 7 (5.15%) Talend
5 7 (5.15%) TIBCO
5 7 (5.15%) webMethods
6 3 (2.21%) MKS
7 2 (1.47%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.47%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) Software AG