The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 144 166
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22  
Contract jobs citing DB2 13 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.62% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.53% 2.57% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 30
Median daily rate £588 £450 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.55% -15.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £655 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +9.67% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -22.22%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 849 816 1489
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.00% 24.12% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 652 1187
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -40.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in the City of London

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in the City of London

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for DB2.

1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) Java
2 18 (54.55%) Oracle
3 14 (42.42%) Finance
4 13 (39.39%) Banking
4 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) Data Modelling
5 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (30.30%) Relational Database
5 10 (30.30%) SDLC
6 9 (27.27%) Sybase
7 8 (24.24%) C++
7 8 (24.24%) Python
7 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (24.24%) Data Management
7 8 (24.24%) Subversion
7 8 (24.24%) Maven
7 8 (24.24%) Data Structures
7 8 (24.24%) Degree
8 7 (21.21%) Predictive Modelling
8 7 (21.21%) R
8 7 (21.21%) Netezza
8 7 (21.21%) Teradata
8 7 (21.21%) IBM
8 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (21.21%) JMS
9 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 6 (18.18%) Data Quality

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (12.12%) CICS
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) MPLS
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
1 2 (6.06%) VPLS
2 1 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) Relational Database
3 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (15.15%) KDB
4 5 (15.15%) Kdb+
4 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
5 4 (12.12%) Big Data
5 4 (12.12%) QlikView
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
7 2 (6.06%) OLTP
7 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
8 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Maven
1 8 (24.24%) Subversion
2 5 (15.15%) JUnit
3 4 (12.12%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.09%) Toad
5 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) ERwin
6 1 (3.03%) GitLab
6 1 (3.03%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Front Office
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) German Language
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Java Developer
5 7 (21.21%) Architect
6 5 (15.15%) KDB Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (9.09%) Data Architect
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Data Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Azure Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Business Data Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 2 (6.06%) Lead Data Architect
9 2 (6.06%) MIS Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior MIS Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) JMS
2 5 (15.15%) Middleware
2 5 (15.15%) Rendezvous
2 5 (15.15%) Spring
3 4 (12.12%) XML
4 3 (9.09%) J2EE
4 3 (9.09%) JPA
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) D3.js
5 2 (6.06%) EDI
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) J2SE
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) JSP
5 2 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) Servlets
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) Java RMI
6 1 (3.03%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Structures
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.09%) iSeries
4 2 (6.06%) Derivative
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.06%) VSAM
5 1 (3.03%) AS400
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) MVS
4 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (30.30%) Data Modelling
1 10 (30.30%) SDLC
2 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (24.24%) Data Management
3 7 (21.21%) Predictive Modelling
4 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Data Transformation
5 5 (15.15%) Dimensional Modelling
5 5 (15.15%) ETL
6 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
6 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (9.09%) OO
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) C++
3 8 (24.24%) Python
4 7 (21.21%) R
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
6 1 (3.03%) RPG
6 1 (3.03%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) zSecure
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) Sybase
3 7 (21.21%) IBM
3 7 (21.21%) Netezza
3 7 (21.21%) Teradata
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.06%) Pega
5 2 (6.06%) Tableau
5 2 (6.06%) TSYS
6 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.03%) BEA
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) Canoo
6 1 (3.03%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.03%) Embarcadero
6 1 (3.03%) Informatica
6 1 (3.03%) Misys
6 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.03%) Talend