The table below looks at the statistics for DB2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM DB2
Rank 110 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing DB2 40 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 1.09% 1.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.89% 4.98% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 9
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£400 £398 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
DB2
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
818 663 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.16% 21.83% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 370 310
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £472 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -18.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £10.08 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

DB2
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DB2 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

DB2 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DB2
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DB2 across the North West region.

DB2 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DB2
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DB2 across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

DB2 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

DB2
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DB2 across the North West region.

DB2 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DB2
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +12 29 £350 -8.49%
Cheshire -8 5 £427 +6.75%
Manchester -25 4 - - 3
DB2
England

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DB2 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DB2.

1 41 (42.27%) IBM
2 32 (32.99%) Mainframe
3 31 (31.96%) SAP
4 30 (30.93%) UNIX
4 30 (30.93%) SQL
5 23 (23.71%) zOS
6 19 (19.59%) SAP Basis
7 18 (18.56%) JCL
8 17 (17.53%) Finance
8 17 (17.53%) CICS
8 17 (17.53%) Oracle
9 14 (14.43%) Sybase
9 14 (14.43%) ISPF
10 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
10 13 (13.40%) COBOL
10 13 (13.40%) MQSeries
10 13 (13.40%) REXX
11 12 (12.37%) AIX
11 12 (12.37%) RACF
11 12 (12.37%) Time Sharing Option
12 11 (11.34%) Banking
12 11 (11.34%) CA
13 10 (10.31%) Middleware
14 9 (9.28%) Assembly Language
14 9 (9.28%) SDLC
15 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (8.25%) IBM Mainframe
15 8 (8.25%) Java
16 7 (7.22%) Windows
16 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DB2 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DB2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (17.53%) CICS
2 13 (13.40%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.12%) NetWeaver
4 3 (3.09%) SAS
5 2 (2.06%) SAP EP
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.19%) SSL
2 6 (6.19%) Kerberos
2 6 (6.19%) SSH
3 5 (5.15%) SAN
4 2 (2.06%) Firewall
4 2 (2.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) Informix
2 6 (6.19%) Ingres
2 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.15%) OLTP
4 2 (2.06%) IMS/DB
4 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) Adabas
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) JUnit
1 5 (5.15%) IntelliJ
2 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (17.53%) Finance
2 11 (11.34%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (24.74%) DBA
2 19 (19.59%) DB2 DBA
3 10 (10.31%) Consultant
3 10 (10.31%) Developer
3 10 (10.31%) Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Programmer
4 8 (8.25%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 8 (8.25%) SAP Consultant
5 6 (6.19%) Architect
6 5 (5.15%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) SAP Basis Specialist
6 5 (5.15%) Information Security Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) SAP Architect
7 3 (3.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.09%) DB2 Specialist
7 3 (3.09%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.09%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.09%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.59%) SAP Basis
2 14 (14.43%) ISPF
3 10 (10.31%) Middleware
4 5 (5.15%) HTML
4 5 (5.15%) XML
5 2 (2.06%) .NET
5 2 (2.06%) CSS
5 2 (2.06%) HTML5
5 2 (2.06%) CSS3
6 1 (1.03%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.99%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.19%) FMCG
4 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.15%) VSAM
5 4 (4.12%) PKI
6 2 (2.06%) Tandem
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) GIS
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.93%) UNIX
2 23 (23.71%) zOS
3 12 (12.37%) AIX
4 7 (7.22%) Windows
5 2 (2.06%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.06%) HPUX
5 2 (2.06%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Solaris
6 1 (1.03%) Linux
6 1 (1.03%) OS/390
6 1 (1.03%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.28%) SDLC
2 7 (7.22%) Release Management
2 7 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (6.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (6.19%) Data Analysis
3 6 (6.19%) Information Security
3 6 (6.19%) Database Security
4 5 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.15%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.15%) OO
4 5 (5.15%) CRM
4 5 (5.15%) Data Modelling
5 4 (4.12%) ETL
6 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.09%) Stress Testing
6 3 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.09%) People Management
6 3 (3.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) SQL
2 18 (18.56%) JCL
3 13 (13.40%) REXX
3 13 (13.40%) COBOL
4 9 (9.28%) Assembly Language
5 8 (8.25%) Java
6 7 (7.22%) CLIST
7 5 (5.15%) C
8 4 (4.12%) C#
9 3 (3.09%) PL/1
10 2 (2.06%) PHP
10 2 (2.06%) Python
10 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.03%) Perl
11 1 (1.03%) C++
11 1 (1.03%) ABAP
11 1 (1.03%) Caml Language
11 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.03%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) RACF
1 12 (12.37%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (7.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 5 (5.15%) GPFS
4 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (5.15%) zSecure
2 5 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.06%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.03%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (42.27%) IBM
2 31 (31.96%) SAP
3 17 (17.53%) Oracle
4 14 (14.43%) Sybase
5 11 (11.34%) CA
6 6 (6.19%) Teradata
7 5 (5.15%) JNBridge
8 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.06%) Actimize
9 2 (2.06%) Aquila
9 2 (2.06%) Syncsort
9 2 (2.06%) HP
10 1 (1.03%) BMC
10 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.03%) McAfee
10 1 (1.03%) SmartStream
10 1 (1.03%) Rapid7