Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 734 665 694
Rank change year-on-year -69 +29 -43
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 146 176 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 109 92
UK median daily rate £484 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £400 £313 £288
90th Percentile £600 £675 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £417
% change year-on-year +2.35% +2.04% -7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 33,004 29,086 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.63% 31.61% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,267 20,064 21,201
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 366 469
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.05 £15.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £59.75 £52.50 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +7.64%

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 April 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 April 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 -68 139 £498 +4.74% 8
London -51 87 £525 +3.45%
UK excluding London -65 57 £435 +2.35% 9
East of England -10 17 £425 -
South East -34 13 £463 +6.32% 2
North of England -12 8 £455 +34.81% 3
South West +7 7 - - 2
Midlands -7 7 £385 -30.00% 1
North West -8 6 £435 +28.89% 1
West Midlands +1 5 £385 - 1
Scotland -34 5 £425 - 1
East Midlands +1 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 122 (83.56%) IBM
2 100 (68.49%) WebSphere
3 84 (57.53%) Java
4 69 (47.26%) WebSphere MQ
5 47 (32.19%) Web Services
6 39 (26.71%) Banking
7 37 (25.34%) XML
8 35 (23.97%) SOA
9 34 (23.29%) Middleware
10 30 (20.55%) Linux
10 30 (20.55%) DataPower
11 29 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (19.18%) SOAP
12 28 (19.18%) Finance
13 27 (18.49%) Oracle
14 24 (16.44%) REST
15 23 (15.75%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (13.01%) Unix
16 19 (13.01%) JMS
17 18 (12.33%) SQL
17 18 (12.33%) XPath
18 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
19 16 (10.96%) Jenkins
20 14 (9.59%) Windows
20 14 (9.59%) JSON
21 13 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
21 13 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
21 13 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
22 12 (8.22%) Perl
22 12 (8.22%) Tomcat

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
1 100 (68.49%) WebSphere
2 23 (15.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (8.22%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.79%) JBoss
5 6 (4.11%) Apache
6 5 (3.42%) Confluence
6 5 (3.42%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.05%) Liferay
8 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.37%) FileNet
9 2 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.37%) IIS
9 2 (1.37%) MQSI
9 2 (1.37%) Mule
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.68%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.74%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.74%) PaaS
4 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.37%) Force.com
5 2 (1.37%) GitHub
5 2 (1.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Runscope
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) SSL
3 3 (2.05%) VLAN
4 2 (1.37%) DNS
4 2 (1.37%) Firewall
4 2 (1.37%) NAS
4 2 (1.37%) SAN
4 2 (1.37%) SMTP
4 2 (1.37%) SNMP
4 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) DB2
2 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) DataStage
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.48%) JIRA
3 7 (4.79%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.11%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.42%) Subversion
6 3 (2.05%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.05%) Gradle
6 3 (2.05%) Maven
7 2 (1.37%) GitLab
7 2 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (26.71%) Banking
2 28 (19.18%) Finance
3 7 (4.79%) Back Office
3 7 (4.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (28.77%) Developer
2 33 (22.60%) Architect
3 21 (14.38%) Integration Specialist
4 20 (13.70%) Integration Developer
5 17 (11.64%) Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) Integration Architect
7 11 (7.53%) WebSphere Specialist
8 10 (6.85%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.48%) WebSphere Architect
10 7 (4.79%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.79%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.11%) Consultant
11 6 (4.11%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (3.42%) Banking Analyst
12 5 (3.42%) Middleware Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (47.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 47 (32.19%) Web Services
3 37 (25.34%) XML
4 34 (23.29%) Middleware
5 28 (19.18%) SOAP
6 24 (16.44%) REST
7 19 (13.01%) JMS
8 14 (9.59%) JSON
9 11 (7.53%) .NET
9 11 (7.53%) J2EE
10 10 (6.85%) RESTful
11 8 (5.48%) Node.js
11 8 (5.48%) XSLT
12 7 (4.79%) Spring
13 6 (4.11%) EJB
13 6 (4.11%) Hibernate
13 6 (4.11%) Spring Integration
13 6 (4.11%) Spring MVC
14 5 (3.42%) AngularJS
14 5 (3.42%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.55%) DataPower
2 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.16%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.11%) Clustering
5 6 (4.11%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.05%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.05%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.37%) Tandem
10 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.68%) iSeries
10 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.55%) Linux
2 19 (13.01%) Unix
3 14 (9.59%) Windows
4 7 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.11%) AIX
6 4 (2.74%) Solaris
7 3 (2.05%) Android
7 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.97%) SOA
2 29 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.53%) ITIL
5 10 (6.85%) SDLC
5 10 (6.85%) Waterfall
6 8 (5.48%) Decision-Making
6 8 (5.48%) TOGAF
7 7 (4.79%) MVC
7 7 (4.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (4.11%) Data Integration
8 6 (4.11%) Test Automation
9 5 (3.42%) Manual Testing
9 5 (3.42%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.42%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (3.42%) Scrum
9 5 (3.42%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.42%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 84 (57.53%) Java
2 18 (12.33%) SQL
2 18 (12.33%) XPath
3 12 (8.22%) Perl
4 11 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.48%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.79%) Python
6 7 (4.79%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.74%) Java 8
7 4 (2.74%) Ruby
8 3 (2.05%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.05%) C++
9 2 (1.37%) C
9 2 (1.37%) Jython
9 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.68%) COBOL
10 1 (0.68%) PL/1
10 1 (0.68%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (1.37%) IBM Certification
3 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) MiFID
2 3 (2.05%) COBIT
2 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.37%) PMO
3 2 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.42%) Docker
3 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
2 4 (2.74%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 3 (2.05%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.68%) Marathon
4 1 (0.68%) Mesos
4 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 122 (83.56%) IBM
2 27 (18.49%) Oracle
3 12 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.16%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.42%) Google
6 5 (3.42%) Informatica
6 5 (3.42%) VMware
7 3 (2.05%) Apigee
7 3 (2.05%) Capita
7 3 (2.05%) Cisco
7 3 (2.05%) HP
7 3 (2.05%) SAP
8 2 (1.37%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.37%) CA
8 2 (1.37%) Pardot
9 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.68%) DataCash
9 1 (0.68%) Siebel
9 1 (0.68%) webMethods