The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM DB2
North West / Cheshire
Rank 50 68 57
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Contract jobs citing DB2 4 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 1.35% 1.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.84% 6.63% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £381 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +14.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £388 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £17.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +168.57% -55.69%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 141 196 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.21% 20.29% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 123 150
Median daily rate £388 £340 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -22.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in Cheshire

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in Cheshire

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in Cheshire

DB2
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +3 2 £431 +1.47% 1
Chester - 1 £263 -
DB2
North West

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for DB2.

1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) J2EE
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) SOA
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) Middleware
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (45.45%) Microservices
4 5 (45.45%) Big Data
4 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
4 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 5 (45.45%) Unix
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (18.18%) Struts2

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) CICS
3 1 (9.09%) GlassFish
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Big Data
2 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
2 5 (45.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Gradle
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Principal Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Domain Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SOA Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) J2EE
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
1 7 (63.64%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) Middleware
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) EJB
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) JMS
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) JSP
4 2 (18.18%) Servlets
4 2 (18.18%) Struts
4 2 (18.18%) Struts2
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) ISPF
5 1 (9.09%) Java EE
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) WSDL
5 1 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) AIX
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Microservices
3 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) AOP
5 1 (9.09%) BPEL
5 1 (9.09%) CMMI
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) JCL
5 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 1 (9.09%) COBOL
5 1 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) RACF
2 1 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
1 1 (9.09%) TADDM
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Chordiant
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Kony
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase
3 1 (9.09%) Yahoo!