Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 350 311
Rank change year-on-year -94 -39 +17
Contract jobs citing DB2 457 579 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.65% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.26% 2.90% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 313 357
England median daily rate £490 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £663 £625 £548
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.57 £26.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.51% +34.86% -33.23%
10th Percentile £31.80 £26.66 £22.55
90th Percentile £45.60 £47.00 £32.38
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.57 £26.50
% change year-on-year +26.51% +34.23% -32.91%

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 20,198 19,942 22,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.84% 22.45% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,226 13,463 15,310
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £278
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 255 365
England median hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.53% -1.58% -7.16%
10th Percentile £15.18 £9.25 £11.60
90th Percentile £56.88 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £27.12
% change year-on-year +21.82% +1.40% -5.47%

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 24 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -71 175 £550 +12.82% 19
South East -17 118 £450 +7.46% 16
North of England -49 49 £450 +1.12% 13
East of England -6 47 £625 +89.39% 11
Midlands -2 37 £350 -15.15% 7
South West +37 31 £550 +22.22% 4
North West -21 30 £475 +5.56% 8
East Midlands -7 19 £313 -23.55% 6
West Midlands +1 17 £373 -9.70% 1
Yorkshire -13 17 £550 - 2
North East +31 2 £388 +3.33% 3
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 215 (47.05%) SQL
2 206 (45.08%) Java
3 194 (42.45%) Oracle
4 159 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (31.29%) Linux
6 128 (28.01%) Unix
7 120 (26.26%) Finance
8 115 (25.16%) Banking
9 114 (24.95%) IBM
10 99 (21.66%) SQL Server
11 82 (17.94%) Spring
12 78 (17.07%) Relational Database
13 74 (16.19%) JMS
14 68 (14.88%) WebSphere
15 67 (14.66%) Mainframe
15 67 (14.66%) Jenkins
16 63 (13.79%) Sybase
17 58 (12.69%) Scrum
17 58 (12.69%) Git (software)
18 57 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
18 57 (12.47%) XML
19 54 (11.82%) SOAP
20 53 (11.60%) HTML
21 52 (11.38%) MySQL
22 51 (11.16%) PostgreSQL
23 50 (10.94%) JavaScript
24 49 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
25 48 (10.50%) Maven
26 47 (10.28%) Web Services
26 47 (10.28%) RDBMS

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 68 (14.88%) WebSphere
2 42 (9.19%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.25%) Confluence
4 18 (3.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 18 (3.94%) JBoss
4 18 (3.94%) OpenStack
5 16 (3.50%) Apache
5 16 (3.50%) CICS
6 15 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (2.63%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.63%) IIS
8 11 (2.41%) MQSeries
9 9 (1.97%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.97%) CMS
10 7 (1.53%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.88%) SAS
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (2.19%) HipChat
2 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (4.81%) Magento
2 5 (1.09%) BPCS
3 4 (0.88%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.44%) BASE24
6 1 (0.22%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 49 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.97%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.66%) npm
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.44%) Office 365
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.35%) Firewall
2 20 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 17 (3.72%) HTTP
4 14 (3.06%) SAN
5 10 (2.19%) BIG-IP
5 10 (2.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (1.53%) Internet
7 6 (1.31%) FTP
7 6 (1.31%) Network Security
7 6 (1.31%) WAN
8 4 (0.88%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.66%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.22%) DNS
10 1 (0.22%) Intranet
10 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.22%) SMS
10 1 (0.22%) SMTP
10 1 (0.22%) SNMP
10 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 78 (17.07%) Relational Database
3 52 (11.38%) MySQL
4 51 (11.16%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (10.28%) RDBMS
6 39 (8.53%) Oracle Database
7 23 (5.03%) MongoDB
8 22 (4.81%) Hadoop
9 21 (4.60%) NoSQL
10 18 (3.94%) DbVisualizer
11 17 (3.72%) Big Data
12 16 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (3.28%) DataStage
14 12 (2.63%) Sybase IQ
15 10 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.75%) DB2 UDB
16 8 (1.75%) PowerCenter
17 6 (1.31%) IBM InfoSphere
17 6 (1.31%) KDB
Development Applications
1 67 (14.66%) Jenkins
2 58 (12.69%) Git (software)
3 48 (10.50%) Maven
4 43 (9.41%) JIRA
5 31 (6.78%) Ant
6 28 (6.13%) JUnit
7 26 (5.69%) Subversion
8 24 (5.25%) Gradle
9 23 (5.03%) Bitbucket
10 21 (4.60%) TeamCity
11 17 (3.72%) Artifactory
11 17 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (3.28%) Selenium
13 14 (3.06%) Eclipse
13 14 (3.06%) XMLSpy
14 13 (2.84%) Cucumber
15 12 (2.63%) webpack
16 11 (2.41%) WebDriver
17 10 (2.19%) Hudson
17 10 (2.19%) JMeter
General
1 120 (26.26%) Finance
2 115 (25.16%) Banking
3 31 (6.78%) Retail
4 26 (5.69%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.31%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Back Office
8 4 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.44%) French Language
9 2 (0.44%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) German Language
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 181 (39.61%) Developer
2 87 (19.04%) Java Developer
3 44 (9.63%) Consultant
4 36 (7.88%) Analyst
5 34 (7.44%) DBA
6 25 (5.47%) Architect
6 25 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 25 (5.47%) Senior Developer
7 24 (5.25%) Administrator
8 16 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (3.28%) ETL Developer
10 14 (3.06%) DB2 Developer
11 13 (2.84%) DB2 DBA
11 13 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
11 13 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (2.63%) Tester
12 12 (2.63%) webMethods Developer
13 11 (2.41%) SQL DBA
13 11 (2.41%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (17.94%) Spring
2 74 (16.19%) JMS
3 57 (12.47%) XML
4 54 (11.82%) SOAP
5 53 (11.60%) HTML
6 47 (10.28%) Web Services
7 38 (8.32%) REST
8 37 (8.10%) AngularJS
9 36 (7.88%) CSS
10 32 (7.00%) JSP
11 30 (6.56%) RESTful
12 28 (6.13%) HTML5
13 27 (5.91%) Middleware
14 25 (5.47%) Hibernate
14 25 (5.47%) J2EE
14 25 (5.47%) JDBC
15 24 (5.25%) EJB
16 23 (5.03%) Spring Boot
17 22 (4.81%) JPA
17 22 (4.81%) React
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.66%) Mainframe
2 57 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (3.94%) Derivative
5 16 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.06%) DataPower
7 13 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.63%) Clustering
8 12 (2.63%) Equities
9 10 (2.19%) iSeries
9 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.97%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.97%) Video on Demand
11 8 (1.75%) AS400
12 7 (1.53%) User Experience
13 6 (1.31%) Credit Risk
13 6 (1.31%) Replication
13 6 (1.31%) SWIFT
14 5 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 143 (31.29%) Linux
2 128 (28.01%) Unix
3 39 (8.53%) Windows
4 32 (7.00%) AIX
5 29 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (4.16%) CentOS
7 14 (3.06%) Solaris
8 13 (2.84%) zOS
9 8 (1.75%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.09%) HPUX
11 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.88%) MVS
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) OS/400
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
14 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (12.69%) Scrum
3 46 (10.07%) DevOps
4 40 (8.75%) SDLC
5 38 (8.32%) OO
6 37 (8.10%) SOA
7 36 (7.88%) ETL
8 35 (7.66%) E-Commerce
9 34 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (7.22%) Migration
11 32 (7.00%) Microservices
11 32 (7.00%) TDD
12 29 (6.35%) Test Automation
13 27 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (5.47%) DNA
15 24 (5.25%) OOD
16 23 (5.03%) BDD
16 23 (5.03%) Kanban
16 23 (5.03%) Performance Monitoring
16 23 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (47.05%) SQL
2 206 (45.08%) Java
3 50 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 41 (8.97%) Perl
5 39 (8.53%) Bash Shell
5 39 (8.53%) Python
6 21 (4.60%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.94%) PHP
7 18 (3.94%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.94%) RPG
8 13 (2.84%) COBOL
9 12 (2.63%) JCL
10 11 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.97%) AWK
11 9 (1.97%) Ruby
11 9 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.53%) C
12 7 (1.53%) RPG IV
13 6 (1.31%) C++
13 6 (1.31%) REXX
Qualifications
1 24 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.81%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.41%) Degree
4 5 (1.09%) OCP
4 5 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.66%) ISEB
6 2 (0.44%) CBAP
6 2 (0.44%) IIBA
6 2 (0.44%) MCSA
6 2 (0.44%) MCSE
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.28%) GCP
2 10 (2.19%) MiFID
3 9 (1.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.97%) EMIR
4 8 (1.75%) QA
4 8 (1.75%) SLA
5 6 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.88%) GDPR
6 4 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (9.19%) Docker
2 18 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.41%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.53%) PowerHA
6 5 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.66%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.44%) RACF
8 2 (0.44%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) HDFS
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (9.63%) Ansible
2 32 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (7.00%) Puppet
3 15 (3.28%) Tivoli
4 14 (3.06%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.41%) Data Guard
6 10 (2.19%) Rancher
7 9 (1.97%) Grafana
8 8 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (1.75%) Mesos
8 8 (1.75%) Terraform
9 5 (1.09%) HP ALM
9 5 (1.09%) SCCM
10 4 (0.88%) CA Endevor
10 4 (0.88%) SCOM
10 4 (0.88%) yum
11 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.44%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 194 (42.45%) Oracle
2 114 (24.95%) IBM
3 63 (13.79%) Sybase
4 32 (7.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.47%) Red Hat
6 22 (4.81%) hybris
7 19 (4.16%) SAP
7 19 (4.16%) VMware
8 15 (3.28%) Atlassian
9 14 (3.06%) Software AG
10 13 (2.84%) Intershop
10 13 (2.84%) webMethods
11 12 (2.63%) AppDynamics
11 12 (2.63%) Teradata
12 11 (2.41%) Adobe
12 11 (2.41%) TIBCO
13 10 (2.19%) F5
14 9 (1.97%) Dynatrace
14 9 (1.97%) Green Hat
14 9 (1.97%) New Relic