Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 556 453
Rank change year-on-year +55 -103 -89
Contract jobs citing DB2 157 307 459
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.37% 1.54% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 143 251
Median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £315
90th Percentile £750 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £431 £450
% change year-on-year +16.01% -4.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.43% -22.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £21.78 £18.60 £43.20
90th Percentile £33.20 £35.00 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -26.43% -22.22% +9.76%

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 11,485 19,918 20,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.09% 22.50% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,597 13,826 14,453
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £637
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 225 225
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.93 £15.00 £14.56
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +24.55%

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in England

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DB2 in England.

Daily rate trend for DB2 in England

DB2
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DB2 in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DB2 in England

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DB2 in England.

Hourly rate trend for DB2 in England

DB2
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DB2 in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +134 74 £650 +30.98% 6
South East +86 39 £475 +15.15% 4
North of England +23 17 £600 +44.58% 1
South West +14 13 £419 -16.25% 3
North West +8 10 £550 +29.41%
Yorkshire +60 7 £600 +50.00%
Midlands +48 7 £433 -13.50% 1
East Midlands +17 5 £405 -19.00% 1
East of England +17 4 £600 +41.18% 2
West Midlands +68 2 £445 -22.61%
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 97 (61.78%) SQL
2 78 (49.68%) Oracle
3 67 (42.68%) Java
4 50 (31.85%) Finance
4 50 (31.85%) Relational Database
5 48 (30.57%) Microservices
6 46 (29.30%) Web Services
7 44 (28.03%) Sybase
8 43 (27.39%) Analytics
9 42 (26.75%) SQL Server
10 41 (26.11%) Migration
10 41 (26.11%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (26.11%) AWS
11 40 (25.48%) Banking
12 39 (24.84%) Azure
13 38 (24.20%) RDBMS
14 37 (23.57%) Software Engineering
15 34 (21.66%) Front Office
15 34 (21.66%) Apache Cassandra
16 33 (21.02%) MongoDB
16 33 (21.02%) GCP
17 31 (19.75%) NoSQL
17 31 (19.75%) J2EE
17 31 (19.75%) Linux
18 29 (18.47%) Python
18 29 (18.47%) IBM
18 29 (18.47%) Google
18 29 (18.47%) Asset Management
18 29 (18.47%) Redis

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 12 (7.64%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.01%) Apache Spark
3 10 (6.37%) Confluence
4 5 (3.18%) JBoss
4 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.91%) SAS
5 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.27%) CICS
6 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (17.20%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (3.18%) Maximo
3 3 (1.91%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.64%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.11%) AWS
2 39 (24.84%) Azure
3 33 (21.02%) GCP
4 27 (17.20%) AWS Step Functions
5 5 (3.18%) PaaS
5 5 (3.18%) SaaS
6 4 (2.55%) IaaS
7 3 (1.91%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (1.91%) AWS IoT
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) Office 365
8 2 (1.27%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.27%) Serverless
8 2 (1.27%) Stackdriver
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) Firewall
2 6 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.18%) VPN
4 4 (2.55%) DHCP
4 4 (2.55%) DNS
4 4 (2.55%) SAN
4 4 (2.55%) WAN
5 2 (1.27%) BGP
5 2 (1.27%) MPLS
5 2 (1.27%) MQTT
5 2 (1.27%) NAS
5 2 (1.27%) OSPF
5 2 (1.27%) PBX
5 2 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.27%) Skype
5 2 (1.27%) VoIP
5 2 (1.27%) Wireless
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.64%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (31.85%) Relational Database
2 42 (26.75%) SQL Server
3 41 (26.11%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (24.20%) RDBMS
5 34 (21.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (21.02%) MongoDB
7 31 (19.75%) NoSQL
8 29 (18.47%) Amazon Athena
8 29 (18.47%) Redis
9 28 (17.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 28 (17.83%) Couchbase
9 28 (17.83%) Neo4j
10 27 (17.20%) HBase
10 27 (17.20%) MariaDB
11 21 (13.38%) Amazon Aurora
12 18 (11.46%) MySQL
13 13 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (4.46%) DB2 UDB
15 6 (3.82%) Big Data
15 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (10.83%) JIRA
2 14 (8.92%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.10%) JUnit
4 7 (4.46%) Selenium
5 6 (3.82%) Ant
5 6 (3.82%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.91%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.91%) Gradle
6 3 (1.91%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.91%) Maven
7 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.27%) GitLab
8 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.64%) JMeter
8 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.64%) Subversion
8 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (31.85%) Finance
2 40 (25.48%) Banking
3 34 (21.66%) Front Office
4 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (30.57%) Developer
2 18 (11.46%) Analyst
3 17 (10.83%) Senior Developer
4 16 (10.19%) AWS Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) AWS Developer
5 15 (9.55%) Data Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) Java Engineer
6 14 (8.92%) Java Developer
7 13 (8.28%) Consultant
7 13 (8.28%) NoSQL Developer
7 13 (8.28%) NoSQL Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Cloud Developer
9 10 (6.37%) Architect
9 10 (6.37%) DBA
10 9 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (5.10%) COBOL Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Software Engineer
12 7 (4.46%) Administrator
12 7 (4.46%) DB2 DBA
12 7 (4.46%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (29.30%) Web Services
2 31 (19.75%) J2EE
3 23 (14.65%) XML
4 17 (10.83%) Node.js
5 14 (8.92%) HTML
5 14 (8.92%) SOAP
6 12 (7.64%) AngularJS
6 12 (7.64%) Kafka
7 11 (7.01%) REST
8 9 (5.73%) JSP
8 9 (5.73%) RESTful
9 7 (4.46%) LDAP
9 7 (4.46%) Servlets
10 6 (3.82%) SailPoint
10 6 (3.82%) Spring
10 6 (3.82%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.18%) .NET
11 5 (3.18%) jQuery
11 5 (3.18%) React
12 4 (2.55%) Electron Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.83%) Equity Derivative
2 27 (17.20%) Derivative
2 27 (17.20%) Fixed Income
2 27 (17.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (17.20%) Hedge funds
3 21 (13.38%) Market Risk
4 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.19%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.46%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.46%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.91%) AS400
8 3 (1.91%) Replication
8 3 (1.91%) Tandem
9 2 (1.27%) CMDB
9 2 (1.27%) PKI
9 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.75%) Linux
2 21 (13.38%) Windows
3 18 (11.46%) Unix
4 10 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.10%) AIX
6 6 (3.82%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.82%) zOS
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) VME
7 1 (0.64%) VMS
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.57%) Microservices
2 43 (27.39%) Analytics
3 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (26.11%) Migration
4 37 (23.57%) Software Engineering
5 29 (18.47%) Asset Management
6 27 (17.20%) Risk Analytics
7 24 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (14.01%) Data Modelling
8 22 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (11.46%) ETL
10 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.92%) DevOps
11 14 (8.92%) Scrum
12 9 (5.73%) Data Transformation
12 9 (5.73%) ITIL
12 9 (5.73%) Project Management
13 8 (5.10%) Configuration Management
13 8 (5.10%) Multithreading
13 8 (5.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (61.78%) SQL
2 67 (42.68%) Java
3 29 (18.47%) Python
4 27 (17.20%) Kotlin
5 21 (13.38%) Scala
6 16 (10.19%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.37%) C++
8 9 (5.73%) C
8 9 (5.73%) C#
9 8 (5.10%) COBOL
9 8 (5.10%) Perl
9 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.82%) BeanShell
10 6 (3.82%) Bourne shell
10 6 (3.82%) Korn
11 5 (3.18%) Ruby
12 4 (2.55%) Java 8
12 4 (2.55%) JCL
12 4 (2.55%) PHP
12 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Degree
2 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.27%) CCIE
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.64%) ISEB
6 1 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) QA
2 5 (3.18%) SLA
3 3 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.10%) Docker
2 7 (4.46%) RACF
3 3 (1.91%) HDFS
4 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.27%) LXC
4 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Ansible
2 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.55%) Terraform
5 3 (1.91%) Graphite
6 2 (1.27%) Grafana
6 2 (1.27%) Opsgenie
6 2 (1.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.64%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.64%) Netcool
7 1 (0.64%) nmon
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 78 (49.68%) Oracle
2 44 (28.03%) Sybase
3 29 (18.47%) Google
3 29 (18.47%) IBM
4 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.64%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.73%) SAP
7 7 (4.46%) Teradata
8 5 (3.18%) Cisco
9 4 (2.55%) BMC
9 4 (2.55%) Remedy
9 4 (2.55%) Talend
10 3 (1.91%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.91%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.91%) MAPICS
10 3 (1.91%) Netezza
10 3 (1.91%) Splunk
11 2 (1.27%) CA
11 2 (1.27%) HP
11 2 (1.27%) VMware