The first table below looks at the demand for DB2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM DB2
Rank 290 260 215
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -45
Contract jobs citing DB2 342 331 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.69% 0.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.88% 3.23% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 160 224
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £26.88 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -11.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11882 10245 11884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.77% 21.48% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7503 6192 6760
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 205 246
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

DB2
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DB2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DB2
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DB2 within the UK.

DB2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DB2
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DB2 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

DB2 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DB2
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DB2 within the UK.

DB2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DB2
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 296 £425 +6.25% 34
London -5 141 £481 +20.31% 17
South East +16 69 £400 +6.66% 6
Scotland -5 35 £450 - 1
City of London -5 29 £500 +29.95% 5
East of England -8 23 £520 - 3
Hampshire +24 21 £400 +17.64% 1
Edinburgh -13 20 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire -15 20 £346 -13.43% 1
Yorkshire -3 17 £350 -
West Yorkshire -2 15 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -5 15 £306 +6.52% 3
Milton Keynes -8 15 £306 +6.52% 3
North West -51 14 £325 -3.70% 4
Glasgow +6 13 £450 -
Hertfordshire +1 13 £525 - 2
Watford -9 12 - - 1
East Midlands -17 10 £650 -
Basingstoke +27 9 £400 -20.00%
Essex -12 8 £508 -
South West -16 7 £400 +13.47% 2
Leeds - 7 £300 -
Portsmouth +1 6 £449 +35.96%
Surrey -8 6 £519 +135.79%
Cheshire -17 6 £373 -23.58%
West Midlands -18 6 £420 +5.00%
Bracknell +4 5 £200 -54.28% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 4 - -
Reading -9 4 £384 +3.02%
Halifax - 4 £438 -

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 328 (40.15%) SQL
1 328 (40.15%) Oracle
2 294 (35.99%) Finance
3 276 (33.78%) IBM
4 267 (32.68%) UNIX
5 228 (27.91%) Java
6 206 (25.21%) Linux
7 194 (23.75%) WebSphere
8 173 (21.18%) Mainframe
9 145 (17.75%) Banking
10 136 (16.65%) SQL Server
11 127 (15.54%) Retail
12 116 (14.20%) AIX
13 110 (13.46%) Relational Database
14 105 (12.85%) Windows
15 104 (12.73%) CICS
16 99 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
17 91 (11.14%) COBOL
18 88 (10.77%) Sybase
19 84 (10.28%) WebSphere Application Server
20 83 (10.16%) Oracle Database
21 81 (9.91%) J2EE
21 81 (9.91%) XML
22 80 (9.79%) E-Commerce
23 77 (9.42%) RDBMS
24 75 (9.18%) Perl
25 73 (8.94%) Internet
26 69 (8.45%) zOS
27 64 (7.83%) JMS
27 64 (7.83%) Agile Software Development

DB2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 194 (23.75%) WebSphere
2 104 (12.73%) CICS
3 84 (10.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 57 (6.98%) MQSeries
5 29 (3.55%) WebSphere Process Server
6 24 (2.94%) SAS
6 24 (2.94%) TeamSite
7 18 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.20%) Confluence
8 17 (2.08%) IIS
9 14 (1.71%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
11 12 (1.47%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 11 (1.35%) NetWeaver
13 10 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.86%) Apache
15 7 (0.86%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (2.08%) MS Office
1 17 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.98%) MS Project
3 4 (0.49%) SPSS
4 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (2.33%) Tridion
2 18 (2.20%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.73%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.24%) BASE24
5 2 (0.24%) Maximo
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) BPCS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.12%) Lawson
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) Staffware
6 1 (0.12%) Movex
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.12%) PaaS
2 1 (0.12%) IaaS
2 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.94%) Internet
2 29 (3.55%) Firewall
3 26 (3.18%) HTTP
4 19 (2.33%) LAN
5 14 (1.71%) SAN
5 14 (1.71%) FTP
6 13 (1.59%) WAN
7 12 (1.47%) Network Security
8 11 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (1.35%) LDAP
9 10 (1.22%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.22%) SSL
10 7 (0.86%) NAS
11 6 (0.73%) SNA
11 6 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.61%) DNS
12 5 (0.61%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.61%) VLAN
12 5 (0.61%) Intranet
13 4 (0.49%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (16.65%) SQL Server
2 110 (13.46%) Relational Database
3 99 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (10.16%) Oracle Database
5 77 (9.42%) RDBMS
6 36 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 30 (3.67%) DataStage
8 28 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (2.57%) MySQL
10 18 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (2.20%) SAP BW
11 17 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
12 16 (1.96%) Big Data
13 13 (1.59%) MongoDB
14 10 (1.22%) DB2 UDB
14 10 (1.22%) Data Mining
14 10 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.10%) SQL Navigator
15 9 (1.10%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.10%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 47 (5.75%) Ant
2 44 (5.39%) JUnit
3 41 (5.02%) Subversion
4 38 (4.65%) Eclipse
5 27 (3.30%) JIRA
6 24 (2.94%) Maven
7 22 (2.69%) ClearCase
7 22 (2.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 20 (2.45%) Jenkins
9 19 (2.33%) Log4j
10 15 (1.84%) ClearQuest
11 14 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (1.35%) Toad
13 10 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (1.10%) PowerBuilder
14 9 (1.10%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.86%) ERwin
15 7 (0.86%) FitNesse
16 6 (0.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 294 (35.99%) Finance
2 145 (17.75%) Banking
3 127 (15.54%) Retail
4 43 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 28 (3.43%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.08%) Front Office
7 17 (2.08%) Advertising
8 13 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.47%) Legal
10 7 (0.86%) Publishing
10 7 (0.86%) Games
11 5 (0.61%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) French Language
12 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 244 (29.87%) Developer
2 96 (11.75%) Analyst
3 94 (11.51%) Architect
4 87 (10.65%) DBA
5 86 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 64 (7.83%) DB2 DBA
7 53 (6.49%) Administrator
8 44 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
9 37 (4.53%) Programmer
10 34 (4.16%) Consultant
11 25 (3.06%) Systems Programmer
12 23 (2.82%) Ab Initio Developer
13 22 (2.69%) Designer
14 21 (2.57%) Technical Leader
14 21 (2.57%) Project Manager
15 19 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
16 18 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
17 15 (1.84%) Tester
18 12 (1.47%) Test Analyst
18 12 (1.47%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.91%) J2EE
1 81 (9.91%) XML
2 64 (7.83%) JMS
3 63 (7.71%) Middleware
4 62 (7.59%) HTML
5 58 (7.10%) Spring
6 48 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 47 (5.75%) JDBC
8 46 (5.63%) .NET
9 44 (5.39%) Web Services
10 39 (4.77%) JSP
11 36 (4.41%) CSS
12 34 (4.16%) Hibernate
13 32 (3.92%) Ajax
14 31 (3.79%) Servlets
14 31 (3.79%) EJB
15 30 (3.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 27 (3.30%) XSLT
17 26 (3.18%) SOAP
18 25 (3.06%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 173 (21.18%) Mainframe
2 52 (6.36%) DataPower
3 38 (4.65%) IBM Mainframe
4 36 (4.41%) Replication
5 30 (3.67%) Online Banking
6 21 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.57%) iSeries
7 20 (2.45%) Web 2.0
8 19 (2.33%) AS400
9 14 (1.71%) Derivative
10 13 (1.59%) EPoS
11 10 (1.22%) Clustering
12 9 (1.10%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.10%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.10%) Open Source
13 8 (0.98%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.98%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.86%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.86%) VSAM
14 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 267 (32.68%) UNIX
2 206 (25.21%) Linux
3 116 (14.20%) AIX
4 105 (12.85%) Windows
5 69 (8.45%) zOS
6 51 (6.24%) Solaris
7 20 (2.45%) HPUX
8 16 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.47%) SUSE
10 11 (1.35%) OS/400
11 10 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.10%) VMS
13 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.61%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.49%) i5/OS
15 4 (0.49%) Android
15 4 (0.49%) MVS
15 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (9.79%) E-Commerce
2 64 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (7.59%) ETL
5 59 (7.22%) OO
6 54 (6.61%) Migration
7 51 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (6.00%) ITIL
9 46 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 45 (5.51%) Multithreading
11 39 (4.77%) UML
12 38 (4.65%) SOA
12 38 (4.65%) Waterfall
12 38 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
13 37 (4.53%) TDD
14 31 (3.79%) Project Management
14 31 (3.79%) Change Management
14 31 (3.79%) Incident Management
15 28 (3.43%) RAD
16 26 (3.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 328 (40.15%) SQL
2 228 (27.91%) Java
3 91 (11.14%) COBOL
4 75 (9.18%) Perl
5 59 (7.22%) JavaScript
6 58 (7.10%) Shell Script
7 44 (5.39%) JCL
8 43 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 40 (4.90%) C
10 35 (4.28%) C#
11 29 (3.55%) Python
12 26 (3.18%) Bash Shell
13 20 (2.45%) XPath
14 19 (2.33%) RPG
15 17 (2.08%) REXX
16 15 (1.84%) C++
17 7 (0.86%) Korn
17 7 (0.86%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.86%) Scala
17 7 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (6.61%) Degree
2 14 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.35%) ISEB
4 9 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.86%) CISM
5 7 (0.86%) IBM Certification
5 7 (0.86%) CISSP
6 4 (0.49%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.37%) IBM WebSphere Certification
7 3 (0.37%) CCA
8 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Brainbench
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.65%) QA
2 18 (2.20%) SLA
3 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.37%) Basel II
6 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 32 (3.92%) RACF
2 11 (1.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 10 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.98%) Platform Symphony
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.73%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.61%) SRDF
6 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.49%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.24%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.12%) qmail
9 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.12%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.12%) Snort
9 1 (0.12%) Squid
9 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (7.10%) Tivoli
2 33 (4.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 17 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.35%) Control-M
5 10 (1.22%) MAINVIEW
6 9 (1.10%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.98%) CA Endevor
7 8 (0.98%) Tivoli NetView
8 6 (0.73%) Puppet
8 6 (0.73%) SAP Afaria
9 5 (0.61%) nmon
9 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.61%) SCOM
10 4 (0.49%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 328 (40.15%) Oracle
2 276 (33.78%) IBM
3 88 (10.77%) Sybase
4 59 (7.22%) Ab Initio
5 55 (6.73%) HP
6 46 (5.63%) Microsoft
7 31 (3.79%) SAP
8 28 (3.43%) LogLogic
9 22 (2.69%) Cisco
9 22 (2.69%) VMware
10 21 (2.57%) ATG
11 20 (2.45%) webMethods
11 20 (2.45%) Business Objects
12 19 (2.33%) JBoss
12 19 (2.33%) Interwoven
12 19 (2.33%) Blue Martini
12 19 (2.33%) Elastic Path
13 18 (2.20%) Informatica
13 18 (2.20%) Cognos
14 17 (2.08%) BMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
ITHR 752
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Scotland
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago