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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM DB2
Rank 92 114 80
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -34
Contract jobs citing DB2 50 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 0.65% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.54% 3.00% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 7
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£366 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+97.50% -23.80%
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
764 600 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.35% 21.52% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 338 319
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 18
Average hourly rate £46.09 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.66% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £16.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £121.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Cheshire +10 17 £451 +40.03% 3
Manchester -5 10 £450 -14.28% 1
Lancashire -6 8 £285 +3.63% 1
DB2
England

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (53.25%) IBM
2 35 (45.45%) Mainframe
3 28 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
4 23 (29.87%) UNIX
5 20 (25.97%) SAP
5 20 (25.97%) CICS
5 20 (25.97%) Finance
6 19 (24.68%) Oracle
7 17 (22.08%) SQL
8 15 (19.48%) Migration
8 15 (19.48%) PL/1
8 15 (19.48%) JCL
8 15 (19.48%) Banking
9 12 (15.58%) Syncsort
10 11 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (14.29%) IMS/DB
10 11 (14.29%) SAP Basis
10 11 (14.29%) .NET
10 11 (14.29%) Java
11 10 (12.99%) zOS
11 10 (12.99%) Project Management
12 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.69%) XML
12 9 (11.69%) COBOL
12 9 (11.69%) Linux
12 9 (11.69%) Release Management
12 9 (11.69%) Aquila
12 9 (11.69%) CA Endevor
13 8 (10.39%) JMS
13 8 (10.39%) JDBC

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 20 (25.97%) CICS
2 8 (10.39%) NetWeaver
3 7 (9.09%) MQSeries
4 4 (5.19%) SAS
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.30%) CMS
7 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.30%) Maximo
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.19%) SAN
3 2 (2.60%) ATM
4 1 (1.30%) FTP
4 1 (1.30%) HTTP
4 1 (1.30%) RIP
4 1 (1.30%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) IMS/DB
2 8 (10.39%) SAP BW
3 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.90%) MySQL
6 2 (2.60%) SAP HANA
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.30%) OLAP
7 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.30%) DataStage
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JUnit
1 5 (6.49%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.30%) ERwin
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) DBA
3 14 (18.18%) Architect
4 12 (15.58%) Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Programmer
5 11 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
6 9 (11.69%) DB2 DBA
7 8 (10.39%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 6 (7.79%) Mainframe Programmer
9 5 (6.49%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (6.49%) Administrator
9 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.49%) Designer
10 4 (5.19%) DB2 Specialist
10 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.19%) Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) SAP Basis Administrator
11 3 (3.90%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) .NET
1 11 (14.29%) SAP Basis
2 9 (11.69%) XML
3 8 (10.39%) JMS
3 8 (10.39%) JNDI
3 8 (10.39%) J2EE
3 8 (10.39%) JDBC
3 8 (10.39%) JSP
4 6 (7.79%) ISPF
5 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 28 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.49%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) VSAM
6 2 (2.60%) Replication
6 2 (2.60%) FMCG
7 1 (1.30%) PMI
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) UNIX
2 10 (12.99%) zOS
3 9 (11.69%) Linux
4 5 (6.49%) AIX
5 4 (5.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Migration
2 11 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.99%) Project Management
4 9 (11.69%) Release Management
5 7 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 7 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.49%) OO
7 5 (6.49%) CRM
7 5 (6.49%) ERP
7 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.19%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.90%) ITIL
9 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.90%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.90%) IT Governance
9 3 (3.90%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) PL/1
2 15 (19.48%) JCL
3 11 (14.29%) Java
4 9 (11.69%) COBOL
5 6 (7.79%) REXX
6 5 (6.49%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.30%) Perl
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.30%) CCNP
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) RACF
2 2 (2.60%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 41 (53.25%) IBM
2 20 (25.97%) SAP
3 19 (24.68%) Oracle
4 12 (15.58%) Syncsort
5 9 (11.69%) Aquila
5 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.19%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.30%) Perforce
9 1 (1.30%) VMware
9 1 (1.30%) Actimize
9 1 (1.30%) HP
9 1 (1.30%) Nortel
9 1 (1.30%) Avaya
9 1 (1.30%) BMC
9 1 (1.30%) Sybase
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco