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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM DB2
Rank 88 89 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -45
Contract jobs citing DB2 55 43 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 1.50% 3.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.59% 7.28% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 55
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£405 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £332 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £466 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
725 591 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.21% 20.62% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 315 469
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +86.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £42.11 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +2 26 £335 -28.82% 1
Manchester -3 18 £500 +37.93% 4
Lancashire -7 4 £409 - 1
Merseyside -7 3 £383 -
DB2
England

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 29 (42.03%) IBM
2 26 (37.68%) SAP
3 24 (34.78%) Mainframe
4 19 (27.54%) Oracle
5 17 (24.64%) UNIX
5 17 (24.64%) Finance
6 16 (23.19%) Linux
7 13 (18.84%) Migration
7 13 (18.84%) NetWeaver
7 13 (18.84%) IBM Mainframe
8 12 (17.39%) Retail
8 12 (17.39%) SAP BW
9 11 (15.94%) CICS
9 11 (15.94%) CRM
9 11 (15.94%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) Banking
9 11 (15.94%) SAP Basis
10 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.04%) Windows
11 8 (11.59%) Project Management
11 8 (11.59%) Database Security
12 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (10.14%) AIX
12 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (10.14%) ERP
12 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
12 7 (10.14%) HP
13 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
13 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (18.84%) NetWeaver
2 11 (15.94%) CICS
3 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.35%) SAS
5 2 (2.90%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.45%) Apache
6 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (8.70%) SAP ERP
2 5 (7.25%) SAP CRM
3 2 (2.90%) SAP PM
3 2 (2.90%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.45%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) LDAP
1 5 (7.25%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) FTP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) APPN
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SAP BW
2 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.90%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.90%) OLAP
5 2 (2.90%) IMS/DB
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ERwin
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Retail
3 11 (15.94%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) DBA
2 10 (14.49%) Architect
3 7 (10.14%) DB2 DBA
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Senior DBA
5 5 (7.25%) Designer
6 4 (5.80%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) SAP Basis Specialist
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (4.35%) Developer
7 3 (4.35%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) SAP Administrator
7 3 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Functional Architect
8 2 (2.90%) SAP Manager
8 2 (2.90%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) SAP Basis
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
3 5 (7.25%) J2EE
3 5 (7.25%) JDBC
3 5 (7.25%) JSP
3 5 (7.25%) JNDI
3 5 (7.25%) JMS
3 5 (7.25%) Middleware
4 3 (4.35%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.90%) APPC
6 1 (1.45%) Web Services
6 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.78%) Mainframe
2 13 (18.84%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.25%) PKI
5 2 (2.90%) PMI
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) AS400
5 2 (2.90%) iSeries
5 2 (2.90%) Economics
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) VSAM
6 1 (1.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) UNIX
2 16 (23.19%) Linux
3 9 (13.04%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) AIX
5 6 (8.70%) HPUX
6 3 (4.35%) zOS
6 3 (4.35%) MVS
7 2 (2.90%) OS/400
7 2 (2.90%) i5/OS
8 1 (1.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Migration
2 11 (15.94%) CRM
3 8 (11.59%) Project Management
3 8 (11.59%) Database Security
4 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.14%) ERP
5 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.70%) Database Tuning
6 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.25%) ETL
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.35%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.35%) IT Governance
8 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 5 (7.25%) COBOL
4 3 (4.35%) JCL
5 2 (2.90%) RPG
5 2 (2.90%) C
5 2 (2.90%) ABAP
5 2 (2.90%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.90%) PL/1
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) CCNP
1 4 (5.80%) CCNA
1 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.90%) PMP
3 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.90%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (2.90%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) IBM
2 26 (37.68%) SAP
3 19 (27.54%) Oracle
4 7 (10.14%) HP
4 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.80%) Sybase
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 4 (5.80%) Nortel
6 4 (5.80%) Avaya
6 4 (5.80%) VMware
7 3 (4.35%) Curam
8 2 (2.90%) Endeca
8 2 (2.90%) FatWire
9 1 (1.45%) Teradata
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.45%) Perforce
9 1 (1.45%) Intel
9 1 (1.45%) Syncsort