The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for DB2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM DB2
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 61 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing DB2 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.35% 2.21% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £34.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +35.25% -13.12%  

DB2 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 148 136 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.14% 18.13% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 90 108
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -32.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing DB2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in Birmingham

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DB2 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in Birmingham

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DB2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for DB2.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
2 4 (44.44%) Information Governance
2 4 (44.44%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (44.44%) Dashboard Development
3 3 (33.33%) RPG IV
3 3 (33.33%) RPG
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) AS400
3 3 (33.33%) CA
3 3 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Teradata
5 1 (11.11%) E-business
5 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
5 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Netezza
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) COBOL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Informix
5 1 (11.11%) CRM

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mart
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) DataStage
2 1 (11.11%) Informix
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Data Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Data Quality Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Data Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Technical Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Teradata Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) AS400
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
2 4 (44.44%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (44.44%) Information Governance
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Business Development
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) E-business
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) RPG
2 3 (33.33%) RPG IV
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) Basel II
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Cognos
3 1 (11.11%) Informatica
3 1 (11.11%) Netezza
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Teradata