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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM DB2
Rank 308 296 209
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -87
Contract jobs citing DB2 362 371 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.72% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.17% 3.28% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 197 283
Average daily rate £400 £385 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £355 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +64.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £39.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £42.00 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +64.58%

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
11434 11313 11415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.21% 21.90% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7701 7322 6923
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 170 226
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 327 £400 -4.76% 65
South East +46 96 £425 +21.42% 6
London -47 91 £455 +5.81% 27
North West -11 42 £400 +32.23% 4
East of England +27 36 £375 +7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire +34 32 £375 +21.95%
Hampshire +28 25 £525 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -2 25 £375 +11.94% 5
Manchester +3 23 £400 -7.20%
Milton Keynes +17 22 £400 +30.08%
South West +7 22 £363 -18.53% 8
Scotland -20 21 £400 -15.78% 3
Surrey +12 19 £425 +38.21% 2
Hertfordshire +25 15 £375 - 4
Leicestershire 0 14 £248 -28.00% 2
Redhill - 14 - -
City of London +17 13 £525 +3.60% 1
Watford +11 13 - - 1
Merseyside +1 12 £438 -2.77% 2
Essex +2 11 £350 +8.80%
Berkshire -14 11 £350 -30.00% 2
Swindon +7 10 £245 -34.66% 3
Wiltshire 0 10 £245 -32.41% 3
Edinburgh -23 10 £450 -10.00% 1
Devon - 10 £400 - 1
Farnborough - 10 £500 -
Plymouth - 9 £400 -
Glasgow +9 8 £338 -12.90% 2
Leicester 0 8 £248 -28.00%
Norwich 0 7 - -

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 348 (39.77%) SQL
2 333 (38.06%) Oracle
3 317 (36.23%) IBM
4 281 (32.11%) Linux
5 280 (32.00%) Unix
6 247 (28.23%) Java
7 233 (26.63%) WebSphere
8 229 (26.17%) Finance
9 186 (21.26%) Mainframe
10 172 (19.66%) SQL Server
11 160 (18.29%) Windows
12 148 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
13 139 (15.89%) AIX
14 128 (14.63%) CICS
15 119 (13.60%) HTML
16 115 (13.14%) Banking
17 114 (13.03%) XML
18 113 (12.91%) zOS
19 109 (12.46%) JCL
19 109 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
20 108 (12.34%) JavaScript
21 85 (9.71%) COBOL
21 85 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
22 84 (9.60%) CA
23 83 (9.49%) ETL
24 81 (9.26%) Relational Database
25 76 (8.69%) J2EE
25 76 (8.69%) QA
26 75 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
27 74 (8.46%) SAP

DB2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 233 (26.63%) WebSphere
2 128 (14.63%) CICS
3 75 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 36 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 34 (3.89%) JBoss
6 33 (3.77%) IIS
6 33 (3.77%) MQSeries
7 31 (3.54%) Apache
8 24 (2.74%) SAS
9 19 (2.17%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.83%) WebSphere Portal
11 13 (1.49%) Apache Spark
12 12 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
12 12 (1.37%) WebSphere Process Server
13 10 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.14%) MS Exchange
14 9 (1.03%) iPlanet
14 9 (1.03%) NetWeaver
15 8 (0.91%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.91%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 33 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.80%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.34%) SPSS
4 2 (0.23%) MS Office
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.17%) Magento
2 11 (1.26%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (1.03%) BusinessWare
3 9 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.03%) SAP R/3
4 8 (0.91%) assyst
4 8 (0.91%) Unica
5 5 (0.57%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.46%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.34%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.34%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.11%) AWD
9 1 (0.11%) Misys Equation
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.46%) IBM PureFlex
3 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.60%) HTTP
2 34 (3.89%) SSL
3 27 (3.09%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.17%) Firewall
5 17 (1.94%) Internet
6 16 (1.83%) FTP
6 16 (1.83%) Network Security
7 12 (1.37%) DNS
7 12 (1.37%) SAN
8 10 (1.14%) LDAP
9 9 (1.03%) LAN
10 8 (0.91%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.91%) SMTP
10 8 (0.91%) SNMP
10 8 (0.91%) WinSCP
11 6 (0.69%) Converged Networks
11 6 (0.69%) Intranet
12 5 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (0.46%) NAS
13 4 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (9.26%) Relational Database
4 71 (8.11%) Hadoop
5 40 (4.57%) MySQL
6 38 (4.34%) Big Data
6 38 (4.34%) Neo4j
7 34 (3.89%) IBM InfoSphere
8 32 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (3.54%) DataStage
9 31 (3.54%) Oracle Database
10 30 (3.43%) DB2 UDB
11 27 (3.09%) PowerCenter
12 25 (2.86%) MongoDB
13 22 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (2.51%) RDBMS
14 21 (2.40%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (5.26%) Subversion
2 35 (4.00%) ClearCase
3 31 (3.54%) ClearQuest
3 31 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 21 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 20 (2.29%) Ant
7 16 (1.83%) JIRA
7 16 (1.83%) JUnit
8 14 (1.60%) HP UFT
8 14 (1.60%) Maven
8 14 (1.60%) Selenium
9 12 (1.37%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.14%) Lombardi
10 10 (1.14%) Rational Application Developer
11 9 (1.03%) AccuRev
11 9 (1.03%) Appium
11 9 (1.03%) PHPUnit
12 8 (0.91%) Introscope
12 8 (0.91%) Toad
General
1 229 (26.17%) Finance
2 115 (13.14%) Banking
3 70 (8.00%) Retail
4 17 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.60%) Spanish Language
6 11 (1.26%) Billing
6 11 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.26%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.03%) Legal
8 8 (0.91%) Marketing
8 8 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.80%) Automotive
9 7 (0.80%) Front Office
10 5 (0.57%) Back Office
11 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 252 (28.80%) Developer
2 199 (22.74%) Analyst
3 93 (10.63%) Java Developer
4 78 (8.91%) DBA
5 72 (8.23%) Architect
6 67 (7.66%) Administrator
7 59 (6.74%) Consultant
8 54 (6.17%) CICS Analyst
9 52 (5.94%) DB2 DBA
10 32 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
11 30 (3.43%) DB2 Developer
12 29 (3.31%) Linux Operator
12 29 (3.31%) Linux Specialist
13 27 (3.09%) Support Analyst
14 26 (2.97%) Programmer
15 24 (2.74%) Tester
16 21 (2.40%) Senior Developer
17 20 (2.29%) Analyst Developer
17 20 (2.29%) SQL Developer
18 19 (2.17%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (13.60%) HTML
2 114 (13.03%) XML
3 76 (8.69%) J2EE
4 72 (8.23%) Web Services
5 60 (6.86%) Middleware
5 60 (6.86%) SOAP
6 54 (6.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 46 (5.26%) Spring
8 43 (4.91%) Struts
9 40 (4.57%) Hibernate
10 38 (4.34%) IBM Integration Bus
11 37 (4.23%) JSP
12 35 (4.00%) .NET
12 35 (4.00%) Ajax
13 34 (3.89%) JMS
14 31 (3.54%) CSS
14 31 (3.54%) REST
14 31 (3.54%) RESTful
15 30 (3.43%) EJB
16 29 (3.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 186 (21.26%) Mainframe
2 109 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (8.34%) Data Centre
4 68 (7.77%) AS400
5 47 (5.37%) iSeries
6 38 (4.34%) IBM Mainframe
7 31 (3.54%) Computer Science
8 29 (3.31%) HACMP
9 28 (3.20%) Clustering
10 18 (2.06%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.94%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.71%) DataPower
12 15 (1.71%) VSAM
13 13 (1.49%) Replication
14 12 (1.37%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.37%) Web 2.0
15 11 (1.26%) Client/Server
16 10 (1.14%) N-Tier
17 9 (1.03%) Equities
17 9 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 281 (32.11%) Linux
2 280 (32.00%) Unix
3 160 (18.29%) Windows
4 139 (15.89%) AIX
5 113 (12.91%) zOS
6 50 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (4.80%) Solaris
8 35 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (3.77%) Windows Server
10 25 (2.86%) MVS
11 15 (1.71%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.26%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.69%) SUSE
15 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.46%) Android
16 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.34%) CentOS
17 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.34%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (9.49%) ETL
3 66 (7.54%) ITIL
4 60 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (6.63%) Change Management
5 58 (6.63%) Data Modelling
6 57 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
7 56 (6.40%) Migration
8 47 (5.37%) Incident Management
9 45 (5.14%) OO
10 41 (4.69%) E-Commerce
11 39 (4.46%) TDD
12 37 (4.23%) SDLC
13 34 (3.89%) SOA
14 33 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (3.66%) Project Management
16 31 (3.54%) Configuration Management
17 30 (3.43%) UML
18 29 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
18 29 (3.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 348 (39.77%) SQL
2 247 (28.23%) Java
3 109 (12.46%) JCL
4 108 (12.34%) JavaScript
5 85 (9.71%) COBOL
6 70 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 45 (5.14%) Perl
8 35 (4.00%) C#
8 35 (4.00%) Python
9 20 (2.29%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.29%) C++
10 18 (2.06%) PHP
10 18 (2.06%) REXX
11 16 (1.83%) Ruby
12 14 (1.60%) Korn
13 12 (1.37%) C
13 12 (1.37%) Jython
14 11 (1.26%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.03%) RPG
15 9 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 66 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.34%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.43%) Degree
4 19 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.26%) ISEB
7 10 (1.14%) CISSP
8 9 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 9 (1.03%) CCSP
8 9 (1.03%) CISM
9 8 (0.91%) IBM Certification
10 7 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.69%) CCNA
11 6 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.34%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.23%) IBM WebSphere Certification
14 2 (0.23%) OCPJP
14 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (8.69%) QA
2 24 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.80%) COBIT
3 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.80%) SLA
4 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.34%) TickIT
6 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) SAS 70
6 2 (0.23%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (6.86%) RACF
2 32 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 12 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (1.14%) ClearTrust
6 9 (1.03%) vSphere
7 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.46%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.23%) Docker
9 2 (0.23%) GPFS
9 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.11%) HDFS
10 1 (0.11%) LXC
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (6.51%) CA Endevor
2 48 (5.49%) Tivoli
3 20 (2.29%) Control-M
4 15 (1.71%) Puppet
5 12 (1.37%) Ansible
5 12 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.26%) QRadar
7 10 (1.14%) Tivoli NetView
8 9 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.91%) CA Wily
9 8 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
10 7 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
10 7 (0.80%) Oozie
11 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.46%) Legato
12 3 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
12 3 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 2 (0.23%) SCCM
13 2 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 333 (38.06%) Oracle
2 317 (36.23%) IBM
3 84 (9.60%) CA
4 74 (8.46%) SAP
5 69 (7.89%) Sybase
6 59 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 58 (6.63%) VMware
8 55 (6.29%) Informatica
9 45 (5.14%) Teradata
10 42 (4.80%) HP
11 40 (4.57%) Red Hat
12 38 (4.34%) Citrix
13 36 (4.11%) Cisco
14 24 (2.74%) Ab Initio
15 21 (2.40%) Netezza
16 16 (1.83%) Cognos
17 12 (1.37%) BEA
17 12 (1.37%) Tableau
18 11 (1.26%) TIBCO
19 10 (1.14%) webMethods
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