Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 500 503 427
Rank change year-on-year +3 -76 -67
Contract jobs citing DB2 296 401 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.74% 1.87% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 235 240
England median daily rate £488 £450 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £350
90th Percentile £653 £602 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £431 £438
% change year-on-year +10.21% -1.49% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
England median hourly rate £42.09 £100.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.12% +258.93% -22.22%
10th Percentile £37.29 £100.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £45.88 £100.75 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £42.09 £100.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -58.12% +258.93% -22.22%

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 17,004 21,414 20,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.80% 22.73% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,744 15,097 13,653
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 219 261
England median hourly rate £33.79 £32.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +4.92% +7.02%
10th Percentile £12.74 £13.94 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.88 £56.01 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +5.26%

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 15 October 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
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 15 October 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 +29 106 £500 +5.26% 16
South East +14 74 £475 +5.56% 4
South West -3 41 £550 +29.41% 2
North of England +12 39 £428 +0.59% 5
Yorkshire +47 23 £432 -0.59% 2
Midlands +30 22 £413 +10.00% 3
East Midlands +25 17 £375 +14.29% 2
East of England +42 13 £425 - 1
North West -22 11 £313 -26.25% 3
North East +25 5 £649 -3.89%
West Midlands +16 5 £413 +10.00% 1
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 185 (62.50%) SQL
2 152 (51.35%) Oracle
3 113 (38.18%) IBM
4 106 (35.81%) Java
4 106 (35.81%) Linux
5 90 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (28.72%) SQL Server
7 63 (21.28%) Finance
8 60 (20.27%) Windows
9 50 (16.89%) Unix
9 50 (16.89%) ETL
10 48 (16.22%) JavaScript
11 46 (15.54%) JIRA
12 45 (15.20%) Scrum
13 44 (14.86%) Jenkins
14 43 (14.53%) PostgreSQL
15 42 (14.19%) MySQL
16 38 (12.84%) Web Services
17 36 (12.16%) AIX
17 36 (12.16%) Sybase
17 36 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
18 35 (11.82%) IBM InfoSphere
18 35 (11.82%) DevOps
19 34 (11.49%) Mainframe
19 34 (11.49%) XML
19 34 (11.49%) DataStage
20 32 (10.81%) Microsoft
20 32 (10.81%) Python
21 31 (10.47%) Relational Database
21 31 (10.47%) Ansible

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 21 (7.09%) CICS
1 21 (7.09%) WebSphere
2 17 (5.74%) Confluence
2 17 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.41%) Apache
3 16 (5.41%) JBoss
4 11 (3.72%) FileNet
5 10 (3.38%) SAS
6 7 (2.36%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.69%) IIS
8 3 (1.01%) Appian
8 3 (1.01%) Jetty
8 3 (1.01%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.01%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (1.01%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.34%) Anypoint
Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.01%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Magento
2 3 (1.01%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.43%) Azure
2 19 (6.42%) AWS
3 17 (5.74%) GitHub
4 12 (4.05%) GCP
5 7 (2.36%) SaaS
6 6 (2.03%) PaaS
7 5 (1.69%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.68%) IaaS
10 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.68%) Qubole
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.34%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.39%) FTP
2 8 (2.70%) SAN
3 5 (1.69%) HTTP
3 5 (1.69%) NAS
4 3 (1.01%) SSL
5 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) LAN
5 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.68%) VoIP
5 2 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) 5G
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.34%) Connectrix
6 1 (0.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.34%) Q.931
6 1 (0.34%) QSIG
6 1 (0.34%) Skype
6 1 (0.34%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (28.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.53%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (14.19%) MySQL
4 35 (11.82%) IBM InfoSphere
5 34 (11.49%) DataStage
6 31 (10.47%) Relational Database
7 28 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (8.11%) MongoDB
9 23 (7.77%) RDBMS
10 18 (6.08%) Informix
11 15 (5.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 14 (4.73%) Hadoop
13 13 (4.39%) Big Data
14 12 (4.05%) Oracle Database
14 12 (4.05%) QualityStage
15 11 (3.72%) DB2 UDB
16 7 (2.36%) DbVisualizer
16 7 (2.36%) Ingres
16 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (15.54%) JIRA
2 44 (14.86%) Jenkins
3 27 (9.12%) JUnit
4 17 (5.74%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.74%) Maven
5 14 (4.73%) Selenium
6 7 (2.36%) Ant
6 7 (2.36%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.03%) IBM UrbanCode
7 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.69%) GitLab
9 4 (1.35%) Gradle
9 4 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.35%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.01%) ERwin
10 3 (1.01%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.68%) Mocha
11 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.68%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (21.28%) Finance
2 29 (9.80%) Banking
3 20 (6.76%) Retail
4 18 (6.08%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.72%) Front Office
6 9 (3.04%) Publishing
7 8 (2.70%) Games
8 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.35%) Marketing
12 3 (1.01%) Electronics
12 3 (1.01%) Law
13 2 (0.68%) Automotive
13 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (37.84%) Developer
2 40 (13.51%) Java Developer
3 35 (11.82%) DBA
4 27 (9.12%) Administrator
5 26 (8.78%) DataStage Developer
6 22 (7.43%) Architect
7 21 (7.09%) Analyst
8 17 (5.74%) DB2 DBA
9 15 (5.07%) Consultant
10 14 (4.73%) Lead Developer
10 14 (4.73%) Lead Java Developer
11 12 (4.05%) COBOL Developer
11 12 (4.05%) ETL Developer
12 11 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) DB2 Administrator
14 9 (3.04%) DB2 Developer
15 8 (2.70%) Data Architect
15 8 (2.70%) DataStage ETL Developer
15 8 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
15 8 (2.70%) FileNet Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.84%) Web Services
2 34 (11.49%) XML
3 29 (9.80%) CSS
4 27 (9.12%) HTML
5 26 (8.78%) Spring
6 19 (6.42%) SOAP
7 17 (5.74%) .NET
7 17 (5.74%) Middleware
7 17 (5.74%) Swagger
8 16 (5.41%) RESTful
9 15 (5.07%) JSON
9 15 (5.07%) REST
10 14 (4.73%) JSP
11 12 (4.05%) jQuery
11 12 (4.05%) XML Schema
12 10 (3.38%) XSD
12 10 (3.38%) XSLT
13 9 (3.04%) J2EE
13 9 (3.04%) LDAP
13 9 (3.04%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.49%) Mainframe
2 19 (6.42%) Replication
3 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.72%) Clustering
6 10 (3.38%) VSAM
7 7 (2.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (2.03%) Blog
8 6 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.69%) Equities
9 5 (1.69%) FMCG
9 5 (1.69%) HACMP
9 5 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.01%) Derivative
11 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (35.81%) Linux
2 60 (20.27%) Windows
3 50 (16.89%) Unix
4 36 (12.16%) AIX
5 27 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.72%) zOS
7 9 (3.04%) Solaris
8 6 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.69%) MVS
10 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.01%) Mesosphere
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
12 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.89%) ETL
3 45 (15.20%) Scrum
4 36 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (11.82%) DevOps
6 30 (10.14%) Migration
7 29 (9.80%) Data Modelling
8 28 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (7.09%) Data Management
9 21 (7.09%) ITIL
9 21 (7.09%) Open Source
9 21 (7.09%) TDD
10 19 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (6.42%) Software Engineering
10 19 (6.42%) Test Automation
11 17 (5.74%) Configuration Management
11 17 (5.74%) SDLC
11 17 (5.74%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.41%) Analytics
12 16 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (62.50%) SQL
2 106 (35.81%) Java
3 48 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 32 (10.81%) Python
5 25 (8.45%) PowerShell
6 23 (7.77%) Bash Shell
7 21 (7.09%) COBOL
7 21 (7.09%) JCL
7 21 (7.09%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.41%) Perl
8 16 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 15 (5.07%) PHP
10 12 (4.05%) C++
11 11 (3.72%) C
12 9 (3.04%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.70%) C#
14 6 (2.03%) VB
14 6 (2.03%) VB6
14 6 (2.03%) VC++
15 5 (1.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.07%) Degree
4 3 (1.01%) CISSP
5 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.39%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.03%) QA
3 4 (1.35%) GDPR
4 3 (1.01%) COBIT
4 3 (1.01%) GLBA
4 3 (1.01%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.01%) NIST
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) SLA
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.34%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (5.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 14 (4.73%) RACF
3 10 (3.38%) Docker
4 8 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.35%) HDFS
7 2 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.34%) Postfix
8 1 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (10.47%) Ansible
2 23 (7.77%) Tivoli
3 11 (3.72%) Control-M
4 10 (3.38%) Puppet
4 10 (3.38%) WMI
5 9 (3.04%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.69%) IBM Guardium
8 4 (1.35%) CA Endevor
8 4 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
8 4 (1.35%) zSecure
9 3 (1.01%) CASB
9 3 (1.01%) Consul
9 3 (1.01%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (1.01%) Terraform
10 2 (0.68%) Automic
10 2 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.68%) Oozie
10 2 (0.68%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 152 (51.35%) Oracle
2 113 (38.18%) IBM
3 36 (12.16%) Sybase
4 32 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 22 (7.43%) Teradata
6 20 (6.76%) SAP
7 18 (6.08%) Citrix
7 18 (6.08%) HP
8 16 (5.41%) MuleSoft
9 15 (5.07%) VMware
10 14 (4.73%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.72%) Cognos
12 10 (3.38%) Veritas
13 9 (3.04%) Google
14 8 (2.70%) EMC
15 6 (2.03%) Netezza
15 6 (2.03%) Remedy
16 5 (1.69%) BMC
16 5 (1.69%) Informatica
16 5 (1.69%) Tableau