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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM DB2
Rank 116 112 87
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing DB2 6 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.18% 1.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.09% 0.89% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £420 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £439 £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 £39.50 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+97.50% -23.80%
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
552 451 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.91% 19.92% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 275 246
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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
Birmingham -8 2 £325 -22.61% 3
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
DB2
England

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 14 (73.68%) zOS
2 9 (47.37%) Mainframe
2 9 (47.37%) CICS
3 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
4 7 (36.84%) IBM
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
5 6 (31.58%) Middleware
5 6 (31.58%) CA
5 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 5 (26.32%) LPAR
6 5 (26.32%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
7 4 (21.05%) BMC
7 4 (21.05%) IBM Certification
7 4 (21.05%) EAI
7 4 (21.05%) SOA
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
7 4 (21.05%) HPUX
7 4 (21.05%) Windows NT
7 4 (21.05%) ClearCase
7 4 (21.05%) UNIX
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
7 4 (21.05%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) QA
7 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) CICS
2 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (10.53%) JBoss
4 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (5.26%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) IDMS
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) ClearCase
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
1 4 (21.05%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (10.53%) Introscope
3 1 (5.26%) Hudson
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Synon
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Mainframe Architect
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Server Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe DBA
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Integrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) RPG Developer
5 1 (5.26%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Middleware
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) JMS
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) JSP
5 2 (10.53%) Servlets
5 2 (10.53%) Struts
6 1 (5.26%) Spring Batch
6 1 (5.26%) XSLT
6 1 (5.26%) SOAP
6 1 (5.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Mainframe
2 5 (26.32%) LPAR
3 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
4 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
4 2 (10.53%) DataPower
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) AS400
5 1 (5.26%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) zOS
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) HPUX
4 4 (21.05%) Windows NT
4 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) EAI
2 4 (21.05%) SOA
2 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) COBOL
3 2 (10.53%) Jython
4 1 (5.26%) RPG IV
4 1 (5.26%) XPath
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) RPG
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) CA Wily
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) IBM
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) CA
3 4 (21.05%) BMC
4 2 (10.53%) BEA
4 2 (10.53%) Vitria
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) Pega
5 1 (5.26%) Netezza
5 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) HP