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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM DB2
Rank 23 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing DB2 2 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.43% 2.06% 14.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.67% 10.53% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £145.00 £27.00 £32.57
% change year-on-year
+437.03% -17.08%
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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
30 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 21.43% 19.59% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

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 22 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
2 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 7 (87.50%) MQSeries
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) J2EE
3 6 (75.00%) Flash
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Degree
3 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (75.00%) System Testing
3 6 (75.00%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) C#

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
1 7 (87.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Log4j
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) J2EE
3 6 (75.00%) Flash
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) XMLBeans
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) JSTL
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) JMS
5 1 (12.50%) XHTML
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) EJB
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) JDBC
5 1 (12.50%) JSP
5 1 (12.50%) Servlets
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
2 1 (12.50%) RIA
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) HPUX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) XPath
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) ATG
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Martini
3 1 (12.50%) Interwoven
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Elastic Path