The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 June 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
Cheshire > Chester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 39 30
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9  
Contract jobs citing DB2 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.72% 0.45% 2.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.13% 1.22% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Chester median daily rate - £375 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.17%  
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £416
% change year-on-year - -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Chester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 32 82 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 23.19% 36.77% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 164 67
Chester median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
10th Percentile £284 £286 £275
90th Percentile £525 £475 £545
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 20
Chester median hourly rate - £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.88%  
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.50 £20.78 £33.00
% change year-on-year -25.40% -37.03%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing DB2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in Chester

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for DB2.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle