Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 508 449 351
Rank change year-on-year -59 -98 -48
Contract jobs citing DB2 354 461 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 2.27% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 253 327
England median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £326 £300
90th Percentile £656 £660 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% +0.06% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
England median hourly rate £57.75 £40.00 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.38% -1.40% +53.09%
10th Percentile £23.08 £25.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £92.23 £45.00 £46.08
UK median hourly rate £57.75 £40.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year +44.38% -1.40% +51.66%

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 20,608 20,283 20,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.61% 21.96% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,328 14,282 13,712
England median daily rate £484 £470 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +9.81% +0.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £630 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 227 273
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.31 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% +11.82% -6.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.22 £10.51
90th Percentile £56.00 £57.63 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.95 £28.34
% change year-on-year +5.01% +9.21% -5.53%

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 18 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 2019. 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 -39 125 £488 -11.36% 18
South East -52 75 £450 +15.76% 6
North of England -13 69 £421 -6.39% 17
North West +2 50 £424 -1.45% 8
Midlands +2 38 £375 +15.38% 6
South West -27 35 £500 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +19 30 £345 +18.97% 2
Yorkshire -22 13 £450 -14.23% 8
East of England -25 11 £425 -22.73% 2
West Midlands -16 8 £375 +1.35% 4
North East -4 6 £325 -16.13% 1
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 158 (44.63%) SQL
2 141 (39.83%) Oracle
3 119 (33.62%) Java
4 108 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (25.99%) IBM
6 90 (25.42%) SQL Server
7 83 (23.45%) Mainframe
8 79 (22.32%) Finance
8 79 (22.32%) Unix
9 74 (20.90%) Linux
10 60 (16.95%) CICS
11 59 (16.67%) COBOL
12 58 (16.38%) Windows
12 58 (16.38%) Web Services
13 57 (16.10%) Middleware
14 54 (15.25%) Relational Database
15 52 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
16 51 (14.41%) WebSphere
17 49 (13.84%) Banking
18 46 (12.99%) JavaScript
19 45 (12.71%) Migration
20 44 (12.43%) ETL
21 42 (11.86%) XML
22 39 (11.02%) Degree
22 39 (11.02%) JCL
23 37 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
24 36 (10.17%) Scrum
25 33 (9.32%) HTML
25 33 (9.32%) RDBMS
25 33 (9.32%) Teradata

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 60 (16.95%) CICS
2 51 (14.41%) WebSphere
3 24 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (5.08%) SAS
5 11 (3.11%) MQSeries
6 10 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.54%) Apache Spark
7 9 (2.54%) JBoss
7 9 (2.54%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.26%) Confluence
8 8 (2.26%) NetWeaver
8 8 (2.26%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.98%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.13%) FileNet
11 3 (0.85%) GemFire
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.56%) Apache
12 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.67%) Maximo
2 4 (1.13%) Loan IQ
3 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.24%) GitHub
3 12 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.98%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.69%) SaaS
7 5 (1.41%) Apigee
8 4 (1.13%) PaaS
9 3 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.85%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.85%) npm
9 3 (0.85%) Serverless
10 2 (0.56%) IaaS
10 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Office 365
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.67%) HTTP
2 11 (3.11%) SAN
2 11 (3.11%) SMTP
2 11 (3.11%) SNMP
3 9 (2.54%) Firewall
4 6 (1.69%) DNS
4 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.13%) FTP
5 4 (1.13%) LAN
5 4 (1.13%) NAS
6 3 (0.85%) Network Security
7 2 (0.56%) APPN
7 2 (0.56%) DHCP
7 2 (0.56%) SNA
7 2 (0.56%) SSL
7 2 (0.56%) Telnet
7 2 (0.56%) VPN
7 2 (0.56%) WAN
8 1 (0.28%) ICMP
8 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 54 (15.25%) Relational Database
3 33 (9.32%) NoSQL
3 33 (9.32%) RDBMS
4 26 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (6.50%) Big Data
7 17 (4.80%) MySQL
8 16 (4.52%) Oracle Database
9 14 (3.95%) Hadoop
10 13 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (3.39%) IBM InfoSphere
11 12 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (3.11%) SAP BW
13 10 (2.82%) DB2 UDB
13 10 (2.82%) SAP Data Services
14 9 (2.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 22 (6.21%) JIRA
2 22 (6.21%) JUnit
3 20 (5.65%) Maven
4 18 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.95%) Selenium
6 13 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.54%) Subversion
8 8 (2.26%) NetBeans
8 8 (2.26%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.98%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.69%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.69%) Hudson
10 6 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.41%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.41%) GitLab
11 5 (1.41%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.13%) ERwin
12 4 (1.13%) Gradle
12 4 (1.13%) JBehave
General
1 79 (22.32%) Finance
2 49 (13.84%) Banking
3 31 (8.76%) Retail
4 15 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.39%) Marketing
6 5 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.41%) Legal
7 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 156 (44.07%) Developer
2 40 (11.30%) Java Developer
3 37 (10.45%) Architect
4 31 (8.76%) COBOL Developer
5 24 (6.78%) Analyst
6 17 (4.80%) Consultant
7 16 (4.52%) Administrator
8 13 (3.67%) DBA
9 12 (3.39%) Lead Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Lead Java Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Technical Architect
11 10 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.54%) ETL Developer
13 8 (2.26%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.26%) Informatica Developer
13 8 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (1.98%) Ab Initio Developer
14 7 (1.98%) C# Developer
14 7 (1.98%) Programmer
14 7 (1.98%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.38%) Web Services
2 57 (16.10%) Middleware
3 42 (11.86%) XML
4 33 (9.32%) HTML
5 32 (9.04%) CSS
6 30 (8.47%) REST
7 29 (8.19%) Spring
8 22 (6.21%) .NET
8 22 (6.21%) J2EE
9 21 (5.93%) Hibernate
9 21 (5.93%) JMS
10 20 (5.65%) JSP
11 16 (4.52%) HTML5
12 15 (4.24%) SOAP
13 14 (3.95%) ISPF
13 14 (3.95%) LDAP
14 13 (3.67%) CSS3
14 13 (3.67%) JSON
15 12 (3.39%) Java EE
16 11 (3.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (23.45%) Mainframe
2 37 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.11%) AS400
5 11 (3.11%) Clustering
5 11 (3.11%) Derivative
6 9 (2.54%) DataPower
6 9 (2.54%) Tandem
6 9 (2.54%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.26%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.98%) VSAM
9 6 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.41%) Equities
10 5 (1.41%) iSeries
11 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.85%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (22.32%) Unix
2 74 (20.90%) Linux
3 58 (16.38%) Windows
4 30 (8.47%) zOS
5 18 (5.08%) AIX
5 18 (5.08%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.41%) Solaris
8 4 (1.13%) MVS
9 3 (0.85%) HPUX
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.85%) SUSE
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.28%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (12.71%) Migration
4 44 (12.43%) ETL
5 36 (10.17%) Scrum
6 29 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (7.34%) BDD
8 25 (7.06%) Data Modelling
9 23 (6.50%) Data Integration
9 23 (6.50%) SDLC
9 23 (6.50%) Unit Testing
10 22 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.21%) DevOps
10 22 (6.21%) Test Automation
11 21 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (5.93%) Data Analysis
11 21 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.08%) ITIL
12 18 (5.08%) Microservices
12 18 (5.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 158 (44.63%) SQL
2 119 (33.62%) Java
3 59 (16.67%) COBOL
4 46 (12.99%) JavaScript
5 39 (11.02%) JCL
6 28 (7.91%) Python
7 24 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 20 (5.65%) Perl
9 18 (5.08%) C#
9 18 (5.08%) PL/SQL
10 17 (4.80%) REXX
11 13 (3.67%) Assembly Language
12 11 (3.11%) Groovy
13 9 (2.54%) Bash Shell
14 8 (2.26%) C
14 8 (2.26%) Jython
14 8 (2.26%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.13%) RPG
15 4 (1.13%) Tcl
15 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (11.02%) Degree
2 25 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.50%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.08%) Master's Degree
5 11 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.69%) ISEB
7 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.85%) CCNA
8 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.56%) MCP
9 2 (0.56%) MCSE
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.56%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) CCNP
10 1 (0.28%) CISA
10 1 (0.28%) CISSP
10 1 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.11%) QA
2 8 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.85%) GDPR
3 3 (0.85%) PSD2
3 3 (0.85%) SLA
4 2 (0.56%) MiFID
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) EMIR
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (5.93%) Docker
2 18 (5.08%) Time Sharing Option
3 9 (2.54%) RACF
4 5 (1.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.13%) Apache Flume
5 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.85%) vSphere
7 2 (0.56%) ACF2
7 2 (0.56%) NFS
7 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (5.08%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.52%) Ansible
3 8 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.98%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.13%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.85%) CA Endevor
6 3 (0.85%) Nagios
6 3 (0.85%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (0.85%) Terraform
7 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.56%) Grafana
7 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.56%) Kibana
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.56%) Puppet
7 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.56%) vRealize
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 141 (39.83%) Oracle
2 92 (25.99%) IBM
3 33 (9.32%) Teradata
4 24 (6.78%) Microsoft
5 23 (6.50%) SAP
6 21 (5.93%) Red Hat
7 15 (4.24%) Sybase
8 14 (3.95%) HP
8 14 (3.95%) Netezza
9 12 (3.39%) F5
9 12 (3.39%) Informatica
10 10 (2.82%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.98%) Ab Initio
12 6 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (1.69%) VMware
13 5 (1.41%) Dell
13 5 (1.41%) DevExpress
13 5 (1.41%) Google
13 5 (1.41%) Remedy
13 5 (1.41%) Tableau