The table below looks at the statistics for DB2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 22 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM DB2
Rank 110 104 93
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing DB2 12 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.33% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.67% 1.50% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
Average daily rate
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£393 £416 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.58% +7.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £381 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £439 £463
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 £50.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -25.00%
DB2
England

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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
450 468 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.60% 22.14% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 283 266
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 20
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% -25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.20 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.78 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

DB2
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

DB2 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DB2
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

DB2 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DB2
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DB2 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

DB2 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

DB2
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DB2 across the West Midlands region.

DB2 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DB2
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
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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
Coventry -5 4 £284 -
Warwickshire -7 4 £384 -2.47%
Birmingham -10 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Staffordshire - - - -
DB2
England

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) MySQL
3 8 (50.00%) Sybase
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) Informix
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (25.00%) UNIX
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) EJB
7 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (25.00%) ATM
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) VoIP
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) JavaBeans
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) CICS
7 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (25.00%) Data Protection

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (25.00%) CICS
1 4 (25.00%) TPMS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VoIP
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (25.00%) ATM
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) SMS
2 2 (12.50%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) MySQL
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Informix
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 2 (12.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) DBA
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Database Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) EJB
1 4 (25.00%) JavaBeans
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) zOS
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (25.00%) Scrum
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) TDD
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) REXX
2 2 (12.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISSAP
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Sybase
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Peregrine
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) HP