Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DB2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DB2 over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 408 349
Rank change year-on-year -67 -59 -69
Contract jobs citing DB2 431 495 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.00% 2.45% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 247 370
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -6.32%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £250
90th Percentile £595 £650 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 22
England median hourly rate £100.50 £28.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.93% -22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £100.25 £23.75 £28.67
90th Percentile £100.75 £35.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +258.93% -22.22% -20.00%

DB2 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 21,553 20,172 21,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.93% 22.34% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,253 13,626 14,830
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 255 339
England median hourly rate £27.87 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.12% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.70 £52.50 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £29.56 £30.10
% change year-on-year -6.19% -1.80% +2.04%

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in England

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in England

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in England

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in England

DB2
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 180 £475 -5.00% 21
South East -56 108 £444 +10.94% 15
North of England -37 66 £426 +6.41% 18
North West -38 52 £425 +6.25% 9
Midlands +1 36 £375 +20.00% 20
South West -21 26 £425 -5.56% 5
East Midlands +12 21 £328 +13.14% 11
West Midlands -11 15 £375 +9.09% 9
East of England -19 13 £400 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire -28 11 £434 -3.54% 6
North East -8 3 £675 +97.08% 3
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DB2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for DB2.

1 209 (48.49%) SQL
2 184 (42.69%) Oracle
3 145 (33.64%) SQL Server
4 138 (32.02%) Linux
5 132 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (30.39%) Finance
7 118 (27.38%) IBM
8 113 (26.22%) Java
9 111 (25.75%) Unix
10 84 (19.49%) Relational Database
11 81 (18.79%) Banking
12 76 (17.63%) Web Services
13 71 (16.47%) Mainframe
14 70 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
15 69 (16.01%) PostgreSQL
16 66 (15.31%) WebSphere
17 62 (14.39%) Python
18 60 (13.92%) Windows
19 53 (12.30%) Docker
20 52 (12.06%) XML
20 52 (12.06%) ETL
21 51 (11.83%) NoSQL
22 50 (11.60%) JavaScript
23 47 (10.90%) Data Warehouse
24 44 (10.21%) Teradata
25 43 (9.98%) Middleware
26 42 (9.74%) CICS
26 42 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
26 42 (9.74%) Jenkins
27 41 (9.51%) REST

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 66 (15.31%) WebSphere
2 42 (9.74%) CICS
3 19 (4.41%) Confluence
4 17 (3.94%) Apache
4 17 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (3.25%) SAS
5 14 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (3.02%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.32%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.09%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.86%) NetWeaver
10 7 (1.62%) IIS
10 7 (1.62%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.39%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.93%) JBoss
14 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.70%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.46%) HipChat
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Maximo
1 8 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.62%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.86%) IBM Cloud
4 7 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.62%) Serverless
5 6 (1.39%) GitHub
6 5 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.16%) SaaS
7 4 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.93%) Office 365
7 4 (0.93%) PaaS
8 3 (0.70%) IaaS
9 2 (0.46%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.46%) npm
9 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.80%) SAN
2 14 (3.25%) Firewall
2 14 (3.25%) HTTP
3 5 (1.16%) DNS
3 5 (1.16%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.16%) NAS
3 5 (1.16%) SMS
3 5 (1.16%) SMTP
3 5 (1.16%) SNMP
4 4 (0.93%) SSL
4 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.70%) Internet
5 3 (0.70%) LAN
5 3 (0.70%) WAN
6 2 (0.46%) ATM
6 2 (0.46%) FTP
6 2 (0.46%) PABX
6 2 (0.46%) VoIP
6 2 (0.46%) VPN
7 1 (0.23%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (33.64%) SQL Server
2 84 (19.49%) Relational Database
3 69 (16.01%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (11.83%) NoSQL
5 47 (10.90%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (8.12%) RDBMS
7 33 (7.66%) Big Data
8 31 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (6.73%) MySQL
10 28 (6.50%) Redis
11 26 (6.03%) MongoDB
12 23 (5.34%) DB2 UDB
13 19 (4.41%) Blockchain
14 17 (3.94%) Oracle Database
15 15 (3.48%) OLAP
16 14 (3.25%) Hadoop
17 13 (3.02%) Apache Hive
17 13 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
18 12 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 42 (9.74%) Jenkins
2 35 (8.12%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.73%) JIRA
4 26 (6.03%) Visual Studio
5 23 (5.34%) Maven
6 17 (3.94%) Selenium
7 16 (3.71%) Ant
7 16 (3.71%) Subversion
8 15 (3.48%) Artifactory
8 15 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 14 (3.25%) TeamCity
10 13 (3.02%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.55%) ERwin
11 11 (2.55%) JUnit
12 7 (1.62%) Gradle
12 7 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.62%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.39%) ER Studio
13 6 (1.39%) GitLab
14 5 (1.16%) JBehave
General
1 131 (30.39%) Finance
2 81 (18.79%) Banking
3 29 (6.73%) Retail
4 21 (4.87%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.62%) Marketing
7 6 (1.39%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.16%) Legal
9 4 (0.93%) Automotive
9 4 (0.93%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 171 (39.68%) Developer
2 44 (10.21%) DBA
3 39 (9.05%) Analyst
4 33 (7.66%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.19%) Administrator
6 26 (6.03%) DB2 DBA
7 21 (4.87%) Architect
8 19 (4.41%) .NET Developer
9 18 (4.18%) COBOL Developer
9 18 (4.18%) Lead Developer
10 15 (3.48%) ETL Developer
11 14 (3.25%) Applications Support
11 14 (3.25%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.02%) PostgreSQL DBA
13 12 (2.78%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (2.55%) C# Developer
14 11 (2.55%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.55%) DB2 Support
14 11 (2.55%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.63%) Web Services
2 52 (12.06%) XML
3 43 (9.98%) Middleware
4 41 (9.51%) REST
5 36 (8.35%) SOAP
6 34 (7.89%) .NET
7 32 (7.42%) HTML
8 27 (6.26%) CSS
9 25 (5.80%) .NET Framework
9 25 (5.80%) ASP.NET
9 25 (5.80%) Entity Framework
10 24 (5.57%) Kafka
11 23 (5.34%) IBM Integration Bus
11 23 (5.34%) Spring
12 22 (5.10%) JSON
13 21 (4.87%) J2EE
14 20 (4.64%) JMS
15 19 (4.41%) JSP
16 18 (4.18%) HTML5
16 18 (4.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.47%) Mainframe
2 34 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 22 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.71%) Data Structures
5 16 (3.71%) Replication
6 15 (3.48%) IBM Mainframe
7 13 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.62%) Clustering
8 7 (1.62%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.62%) DataPower
8 7 (1.62%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.39%) Derivative
9 6 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.16%) AS400
10 5 (1.16%) Tandem
11 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.93%) Fintech
11 4 (0.93%) User Experience
11 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 138 (32.02%) Linux
2 111 (25.75%) Unix
3 60 (13.92%) Windows
4 37 (8.58%) AIX
5 28 (6.50%) zOS
6 19 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (3.71%) Solaris
7 16 (3.71%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.93%) MVS
10 3 (0.70%) SUSE
11 2 (0.46%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.46%) HPUX
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.46%) OS/2
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (12.06%) ETL
4 41 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (8.58%) ITIL
5 37 (8.58%) Project Management
6 36 (8.35%) Migration
6 36 (8.35%) Performance Tuning
7 34 (7.89%) Data Modelling
8 32 (7.42%) SDLC
9 31 (7.19%) Performance Monitoring
10 30 (6.96%) Change Management
11 29 (6.73%) Scrum
12 28 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (6.03%) Configuration Management
13 26 (6.03%) Data Analysis
13 26 (6.03%) DevOps
13 26 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (5.34%) BDD
14 23 (5.34%) OO
Programming Languages
1 209 (48.49%) SQL
2 113 (26.22%) Java
3 62 (14.39%) Python
4 50 (11.60%) JavaScript
5 40 (9.28%) COBOL
5 40 (9.28%) Shell Script
6 38 (8.82%) Perl
7 32 (7.42%) C#
8 31 (7.19%) Bash Shell
9 26 (6.03%) PL/SQL
10 23 (5.34%) JCL
11 19 (4.41%) Korn
12 15 (3.48%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.78%) C
13 12 (2.78%) REXX
14 9 (2.09%) C++
14 9 (2.09%) Groovy
15 8 (1.86%) Scala
16 7 (1.62%) Assembly Language
17 6 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (7.42%) Degree
2 22 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.02%) Master's Degree
5 12 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.62%) ISEB
7 4 (0.93%) CISSP
8 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.70%) CCNP
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.46%) CCDP
9 2 (0.46%) CCSA
9 2 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.46%) CISA
9 2 (0.46%) CISM
9 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.46%) PMP
9 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.78%) QA
2 12 (2.78%) SLA
3 8 (1.86%) GDPR
4 5 (1.16%) PMO
5 2 (0.46%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) MiFID
6 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 53 (12.30%) Docker
2 20 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.16%) RACF
6 4 (0.93%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.46%) ACF2
8 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.23%) HDFS
9 1 (0.23%) StorNext
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (6.73%) Ansible
2 17 (3.94%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.32%) Puppet
5 9 (2.09%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.62%) Kibana
8 6 (1.39%) Terraform
9 5 (1.16%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (0.93%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.70%) Nagios
12 2 (0.46%) CA Endevor
12 2 (0.46%) Control-M
12 2 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.46%) Rancher
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 184 (42.69%) Oracle
2 118 (27.38%) IBM
3 44 (10.21%) Teradata
4 36 (8.35%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.35%) Sybase
5 26 (6.03%) Red Hat
5 26 (6.03%) SAP
6 21 (4.87%) VMware
7 18 (4.18%) Netezza
8 16 (3.71%) Informatica
9 15 (3.48%) Remedy
10 12 (2.78%) HP
11 9 (2.09%) Cloudera
11 9 (2.09%) Greenplum
11 9 (2.09%) Talend
12 8 (1.86%) Citrix
13 7 (1.62%) Ab Initio
13 7 (1.62%) Perforce
13 7 (1.62%) Splunk
13 7 (1.62%) Tableau