The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM DB2
Rank 269 320 268
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -52
Contract jobs citing DB2 435 308 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.57% 0.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.53% 2.63% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 172 149
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.05% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50

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

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12326 11710 10100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 21.77% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8040 7446 6050
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 196 212
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.50 £15.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £55.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +51 383 £425 +6.25% 62
London +4 139 £450 - 36
South East +24 93 £425 +11.84% 7
North West +30 63 £395 +21.53% 5
Berkshire +21 43 £450 +28.57% 2
City of London +33 41 £513 +12.63% 9
Buckinghamshire +14 34 £359 +19.58% 2
Scotland -1 31 £425 -2.85% 3
East of England +12 30 £370 -0.67% 4
Yorkshire +3 27 £400 +10.34%
Milton Keynes +9 21 £359 +19.58% 1
Cheshire +9 20 £375 +0.67% 1
Merseyside +4 19 £350 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 19 £342 -10.00% 3
Bracknell +12 18 £438 +59.09%
Edinburgh -17 16 £438 +2.94% 2
Glasgow +1 15 £425 - 1
Reading +12 14 £438 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire -2 14 £350 -3.44%
Watford +3 13 £265 - 2
Liverpool +5 12 £350 - 1
Manchester -9 12 £450 -
Hampshire -12 12 £350 -12.50% 1
Greenford +4 9 - -
Leeds -3 9 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -9 9 £425 +28.78% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 8 £388 -
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
County Antrim - 8 £400 -

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 337 (42.60%) SQL
2 261 (33.00%) Oracle
3 238 (30.09%) Java
4 224 (28.32%) IBM
5 223 (28.19%) UNIX
6 195 (24.65%) Finance
7 184 (23.26%) Linux
8 175 (22.12%) Mainframe
9 167 (21.11%) WebSphere
10 149 (18.84%) SQL Server
11 145 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
12 135 (17.07%) Banking
13 130 (16.43%) XML
14 121 (15.30%) Relational Database
15 116 (14.66%) Windows
16 115 (14.54%) COBOL
17 105 (13.27%) AIX
18 102 (12.90%) CICS
19 100 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
20 86 (10.87%) HTML
21 85 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
22 84 (10.62%) ETL
23 83 (10.49%) Sybase
24 80 (10.11%) RDBMS
25 79 (9.99%) Data Modelling
25 79 (9.99%) WebSphere Application Server
26 76 (9.61%) Spring
27 73 (9.23%) J2EE
28 72 (9.10%) JavaScript
28 72 (9.10%) zOS

DB2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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
1 167 (21.11%) WebSphere
2 102 (12.90%) CICS
3 79 (9.99%) WebSphere Application Server
4 42 (5.31%) SAS
5 34 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 32 (4.05%) Apache
7 30 (3.79%) MQSeries
8 28 (3.54%) JBoss
9 27 (3.41%) IIS
10 20 (2.53%) NetWeaver
10 20 (2.53%) WebSphere Process Server
11 18 (2.28%) WebSphere Portal
11 18 (2.28%) IBM HTTP Server
12 16 (2.02%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.88%) Confluence
14 6 (0.76%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.63%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.38%) Mule
16 3 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
16 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 41 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.41%) MS Office
3 8 (1.01%) SPSS
4 6 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.51%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.26%) Maximo
2 8 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.51%) Loan IQ
3 4 (0.51%) Magento
3 4 (0.51%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.51%) Fredhopper
3 4 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
4 3 (0.38%) BusinessWare
4 3 (0.38%) Staffware
4 3 (0.38%) Tridion
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Unica
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.13%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.51%) SaaS
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.45%) HTTP
2 27 (3.41%) Firewall
3 26 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.16%) SAN
5 20 (2.53%) LDAP
6 18 (2.28%) WAN
7 17 (2.15%) LAN
7 17 (2.15%) Internet
8 16 (2.02%) FTP
9 9 (1.14%) HTTPS
9 9 (1.14%) Network Security
10 8 (1.01%) DMZ
11 6 (0.76%) SSL
11 6 (0.76%) VPN
11 6 (0.76%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.76%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.76%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (0.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 121 (15.30%) Relational Database
3 85 (10.75%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (10.11%) RDBMS
5 33 (4.17%) DB2 UDB
6 31 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 30 (3.79%) MySQL
8 29 (3.67%) DataStage
8 29 (3.67%) Big Data
9 20 (2.53%) SAP BW
9 20 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.40%) Hadoop
11 18 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (2.02%) NoSQL
13 15 (1.90%) Informix
14 14 (1.77%) SAP HANA
14 14 (1.77%) DbVisualizer
14 14 (1.77%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (6.57%) JUnit
2 42 (5.31%) Subversion
3 23 (2.91%) Maven
3 23 (2.91%) Ant
3 23 (2.91%) Eclipse
4 20 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 18 (2.28%) Selenium
6 15 (1.90%) Introscope
7 11 (1.39%) JIRA
7 11 (1.39%) LoadRunner
8 10 (1.26%) ClearCase
8 10 (1.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 9 (1.14%) WebDriver
9 9 (1.14%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.14%) CA Gen
10 7 (0.88%) Toad
10 7 (0.88%) ERwin
10 7 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (0.88%) jMock
11 5 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 195 (24.65%) Finance
2 135 (17.07%) Banking
3 70 (8.85%) Retail
4 29 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.39%) Front Office
7 9 (1.14%) Marketing
7 9 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.88%) Legal
9 6 (0.76%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.63%) Back Office
11 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.51%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 266 (33.63%) Developer
2 107 (13.53%) Analyst
3 95 (12.01%) Architect
4 91 (11.50%) Java Developer
5 72 (9.10%) DBA
6 54 (6.83%) Administrator
7 44 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
8 43 (5.44%) Consultant
9 39 (4.93%) Programmer
10 33 (4.17%) Senior Developer
11 30 (3.79%) Mainframe Developer
12 28 (3.54%) Tester
13 25 (3.16%) Data Architect
13 25 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (2.91%) WebSphere Administrator
15 22 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
16 21 (2.65%) Systems Programmer
16 21 (2.65%) Designer
17 19 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
17 19 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (16.43%) XML
2 86 (10.87%) HTML
3 76 (9.61%) Spring
4 73 (9.23%) J2EE
5 71 (8.98%) JMS
6 69 (8.72%) Web Services
7 56 (7.08%) .NET
8 53 (6.70%) SOAP
9 50 (6.32%) Middleware
10 48 (6.07%) WebSphere MQ
11 40 (5.06%) Hibernate
12 35 (4.42%) REST
13 34 (4.30%) JDBC
14 33 (4.17%) J2SE
15 32 (4.05%) JSP
15 32 (4.05%) JSON
16 31 (3.92%) RESTful
17 30 (3.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 30 (3.79%) CSS
18 28 (3.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 175 (22.12%) Mainframe
2 100 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.06%) IBM Mainframe
4 26 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 26 (3.29%) LPAR
5 25 (3.16%) AS400
6 23 (2.91%) Open Source
7 22 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
8 20 (2.53%) iSeries
8 20 (2.53%) VSAM
9 19 (2.40%) Replication
10 18 (2.28%) N-Tier
11 17 (2.15%) Clustering
11 17 (2.15%) Derivative
12 16 (2.02%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.64%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 12 (1.52%) DataPower
14 12 (1.52%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 223 (28.19%) UNIX
2 184 (23.26%) Linux
3 116 (14.66%) Windows
4 105 (13.27%) AIX
5 72 (9.10%) zOS
6 32 (4.05%) Solaris
7 9 (1.14%) HPUX
7 9 (1.14%) OS/400
8 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.88%) SUSE
9 6 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.63%) i5/OS
10 5 (0.63%) Android
11 4 (0.51%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (10.62%) ETL
3 79 (9.99%) Data Modelling
4 65 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (8.22%) Migration
5 61 (7.71%) Performance Tuning
6 57 (7.21%) E-Commerce
7 49 (6.19%) TDD
8 48 (6.07%) OO
8 48 (6.07%) Project Management
9 44 (5.56%) SOA
10 41 (5.18%) ITIL
10 41 (5.18%) Release Management
11 33 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (4.17%) Software Engineering
12 31 (3.92%) Scrum
13 29 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (3.67%) Unit Testing
14 27 (3.41%) Data Management
15 24 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 337 (42.60%) SQL
2 238 (30.09%) Java
3 115 (14.54%) COBOL
4 72 (9.10%) JavaScript
5 66 (8.34%) JCL
6 62 (7.84%) Perl
7 30 (3.79%) Assembly Language
7 30 (3.79%) REXX
8 28 (3.54%) Shell Script
9 25 (3.16%) Jython
10 24 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.91%) Python
12 22 (2.78%) PowerShell
13 21 (2.65%) VB
13 21 (2.65%) C#
14 19 (2.40%) Korn
15 18 (2.28%) XPath
15 18 (2.28%) PL/1
16 17 (2.15%) C
16 17 (2.15%) RPG
Qualifications
1 42 (5.31%) Degree
2 11 (1.39%) IBM Certification
3 10 (1.26%) CISSP
4 8 (1.01%) ISEB
5 7 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (0.76%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.51%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.51%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.07%) QA
2 16 (2.02%) SLA
3 7 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (1.14%) RACF
2 7 (0.88%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.76%) vSphere
3 6 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
3 6 (0.76%) HDFS
4 5 (0.63%) GPFS
4 5 (0.63%) PowerHA
4 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.63%) Firmware
4 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.25%) Xen
8 1 (0.13%) iptables
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 17 (2.15%) Tivoli
2 15 (1.90%) CA Wily
3 14 (1.77%) CA Endevor
3 14 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (1.14%) OMEGAMON
5 6 (0.76%) Puppet
5 6 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.63%) Tivoli NetView
6 5 (0.63%) Control-M
7 4 (0.51%) Nagios
7 4 (0.51%) Ambari
7 4 (0.51%) Oozie
8 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.25%) MAINVIEW
9 2 (0.25%) SCCM
9 2 (0.25%) Salt
9 2 (0.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 261 (33.00%) Oracle
2 224 (28.32%) IBM
3 83 (10.49%) Sybase
4 71 (8.98%) SAP
5 46 (5.82%) Teradata
6 45 (5.69%) Microsoft
7 38 (4.80%) CA
8 36 (4.55%) Informatica
9 31 (3.92%) Business Objects
10 23 (2.91%) HP
10 23 (2.91%) Netezza
11 22 (2.78%) Ab Initio
12 21 (2.65%) VMware
13 18 (2.28%) Tableau
14 16 (2.02%) Greenplum
15 14 (1.77%) TIBCO
16 13 (1.64%) webMethods
16 13 (1.64%) Cognos
17 12 (1.52%) Software AG
17 12 (1.52%) Cisco
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Anantha
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £365 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago