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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 535 530
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing IBM Integration Bus 89 104 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.69% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 54
Median daily rate £455 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.23% -8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IBM Integration Bus is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

IBM Integration Bus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IBM Integration Bus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 79 £475 +16.92% 10
London +44 40 £475 +35.71% 4
South East +18 17 £465 -2.10% 2
Hampshire +25 16 £465 -
Watford +5 11 £500 -
Hertfordshire +5 11 £500 +33.33%
East of England +1 11 £500 +33.33% 2
Wales - 10 £325 -
South West +1 7 £425 +13.33%
South Wales - 6 £319 -
Cardiff - 6 £313 -
City of London -12 4 £575 +64.28% 2
Devon - 4 £425 -
Plymouth - 4 £425 -
East Midlands -27 3 £550 +48.64%
Winchester - 3 £435 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
West Wales - 2 £318 -
Bristol - 2 £460 -
Swansea - 2 £318 -
North West +21 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - -
Milton Keynes -9 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Loughborough - 1 £550 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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.

1 159 (90.86%) IBM
2 147 (84.00%) WebSphere
3 76 (43.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 71 (40.57%) XML
5 66 (37.71%) Java
6 59 (33.71%) Linux
7 51 (29.14%) Web Services
8 48 (27.43%) Finance
9 47 (26.86%) Oracle
10 40 (22.86%) Middleware
10 40 (22.86%) Banking
10 40 (22.86%) Open Source
11 37 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (20.57%) SOAP
12 36 (20.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 33 (18.86%) SOA
14 31 (17.71%) Security Cleared
14 31 (17.71%) DataPower
15 29 (16.57%) REST
15 29 (16.57%) Unix
15 29 (16.57%) Shell Script
16 28 (16.00%) SC Cleared
17 26 (14.86%) XSLT
17 26 (14.86%) JSON
18 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
19 24 (13.71%) .NET
19 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (13.14%) Release Management
20 23 (13.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 23 (13.14%) ITIL

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
1 147 (84.00%) WebSphere
2 36 (20.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 23 (13.14%) JBoss
3 23 (13.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (12.00%) Tomcat
5 19 (10.86%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (10.29%) Apache Geronimo
6 18 (10.29%) Apache TomEE
7 17 (9.71%) Anypoint
8 16 (9.14%) JCAPS
9 12 (6.86%) Apache
10 9 (5.14%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (3.43%) MQSeries
11 6 (3.43%) WebLogic
12 5 (2.86%) IIS
12 5 (2.86%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (2.29%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (2.29%) Mule
14 3 (1.71%) Apache Spark
14 3 (1.71%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.86%) SAP HCM
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.57%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.57%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.00%) Boomi
2 5 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.14%) G Suite
5 1 (0.57%) Firebase
5 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.00%) HTTP
2 12 (6.86%) SSL
3 11 (6.29%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.43%) FTP
6 3 (1.71%) AMQP
6 3 (1.71%) Multicast
7 2 (1.14%) DNS
7 2 (1.14%) SMTP
7 2 (1.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.57%) Internet
8 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.71%) Big Data
5 8 (4.57%) DB2
6 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.57%) solidDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.00%) JIRA
3 6 (3.43%) Subversion
4 3 (1.71%) Ant
4 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.14%) Maven
5 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.57%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.57%) JUnit
6 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.57%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (27.43%) Finance
2 40 (22.86%) Banking
3 21 (12.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.29%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Advertising
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.14%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (25.71%) Developer
2 35 (20.00%) Architect
3 27 (15.43%) WebSphere Developer
4 25 (14.29%) Integration Architect
5 21 (12.00%) Analyst
6 15 (8.57%) Lead Architect
7 14 (8.00%) WebSphere Specialist
8 12 (6.86%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.71%) Integration Developer
10 9 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.14%) WebSphere Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Applications Manager
11 8 (4.57%) Applications Support Manager
11 8 (4.57%) Consultant
11 8 (4.57%) Support Manager
11 8 (4.57%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
12 7 (4.00%) Integration Specialist
12 7 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 7 (4.00%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (43.43%) WebSphere MQ
2 71 (40.57%) XML
3 51 (29.14%) Web Services
4 40 (22.86%) Middleware
5 36 (20.57%) SOAP
6 29 (16.57%) REST
7 26 (14.86%) JSON
7 26 (14.86%) XSLT
8 24 (13.71%) .NET
9 21 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (7.43%) RESTful
11 12 (6.86%) JMS
12 10 (5.71%) HTML
12 10 (5.71%) J2EE
13 9 (5.14%) CSS
14 8 (4.57%) Spring
15 7 (4.00%) jQuery
16 5 (2.86%) .NET Framework
16 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.71%) DataPower
2 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.57%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.43%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.86%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.29%) Clustering
6 4 (2.29%) NHS
7 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.71%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.14%) Derivative
8 2 (1.14%) Equities
8 2 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) iSeries
9 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.57%) PKI
9 1 (0.57%) Tandem
9 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (33.71%) Linux
2 29 (16.57%) Unix
3 21 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (11.43%) Windows
5 14 (8.00%) Solaris
6 9 (5.14%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.57%) AIX
8 3 (1.71%) OS/390
9 2 (1.14%) Android
9 2 (1.14%) VMS
9 2 (1.14%) zOS
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.86%) Open Source
2 37 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (18.86%) SOA
4 23 (13.14%) ITIL
4 23 (13.14%) Release Management
5 22 (12.57%) DevOps
5 22 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (10.29%) Service Delivery
7 16 (9.14%) Analytics
7 16 (9.14%) Service Design
8 15 (8.57%) API Integration
8 15 (8.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 14 (8.00%) B2B
9 14 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.00%) PRINCE2
10 12 (6.86%) Data Integration
10 12 (6.86%) Project Management
10 12 (6.86%) Scrum
11 11 (6.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (6.29%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.71%) Java
2 29 (16.57%) Shell Script
3 19 (10.86%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.29%) Bash Shell
4 18 (10.29%) SQL
5 16 (9.14%) Perl
6 7 (4.00%) C
6 7 (4.00%) C++
6 7 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.00%) Python
7 5 (2.86%) C#
7 5 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.86%) XPath
8 2 (1.14%) DCL
8 2 (1.14%) Jython
9 1 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (17.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.14%) Degree
4 4 (2.29%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.71%) ISEB
5 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.43%) HL7
2 3 (1.71%) ISO20022
2 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) ISO15022
4 1 (0.57%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.57%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) Docker
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (9.71%) MOM
2 9 (5.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 5 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.71%) Mesos
5 2 (1.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 159 (90.86%) IBM
2 47 (26.86%) Oracle
3 23 (13.14%) Red Hat
4 21 (12.00%) MuleSoft
5 16 (9.14%) Fiorano
5 16 (9.14%) InterSystems
6 14 (8.00%) SAP
7 10 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.57%) TIBCO
9 7 (4.00%) Dell
10 5 (2.86%) Google
11 3 (1.71%) Informatica
11 3 (1.71%) Kony
11 3 (1.71%) Pega
11 3 (1.71%) Sybase
11 3 (1.71%) WSO2
12 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.14%) WorldPay
12 2 (1.14%) Yahoo!
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