The table below looks at the statistics for DB2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM DB2
Rank 9 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing DB2 13 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.29% 1.83% 7.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.52% 9.52% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £366 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +64.58%
DB2
Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
23 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.27% 19.27% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
Average daily rate £475 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +3.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

DB2
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

DB2 Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

DB2
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

DB2 Daily Rate Trend in Watford

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 19 (95.00%) SQL
1 19 (95.00%) Unix
2 15 (75.00%) HTML
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (75.00%) XML
3 14 (70.00%) Retail
3 14 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 13 (65.00%) Subversion
4 13 (65.00%) Magento
4 13 (65.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (55.00%) Java
6 11 (55.00%) Selenium
6 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (55.00%) RESTful
6 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
7 10 (50.00%) QA
7 10 (50.00%) Coaching
7 10 (50.00%) PHP
7 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 10 (50.00%) TDD
7 10 (50.00%) Document Management
8 9 (45.00%) Flash
8 9 (45.00%) J2EE
8 9 (45.00%) System Testing
8 9 (45.00%) DbVisualizer
9 8 (40.00%) BDD
9 8 (40.00%) PHPUnit

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (10.00%) Drupal
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Subversion
2 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (40.00%) PHPUnit
4 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) Ant
5 5 (25.00%) Appium
6 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (15.00%) JIRA
6 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.00%) Protractor
6 3 (15.00%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (70.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Automation Tester
1 11 (55.00%) Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Web Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Java Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Java Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) HTML
1 15 (75.00%) XML
2 11 (55.00%) RESTful
3 9 (45.00%) Flash
3 9 (45.00%) J2EE
4 5 (25.00%) Behat
5 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.00%) .NET
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Kendo UI
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) RIA
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) Coaching
4 10 (50.00%) Document Management
4 10 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 10 (50.00%) TDD
5 9 (45.00%) System Testing
6 8 (40.00%) BDD
7 5 (25.00%) User Stories
8 4 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 3 (15.00%) Presales
9 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.00%) UML
10 1 (5.00%) MVC
10 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (55.00%) Java
4 10 (50.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) hybris