Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 445 375 324
Rank change year-on-year -70 -51 -19
Contract jobs citing DB2 450 526 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.19% 2.77% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 279 385
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £260
90th Percentile £650 £628 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 14
England median hourly rate £44.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +11.43% -11.39%
10th Percentile £42.30 £24.90 £18.88
90th Percentile £45.90 £47.00 £40.18
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.10% +11.43% -11.95%

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 20,555 18,999 21,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.64% 22.68% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,416 12,764 14,764
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £465 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.29% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 234 338
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £31.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -12.93% +26.34%
10th Percentile £14.11 £9.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.65 £50.00 £53.81
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.35
% change year-on-year +23.89% -6.93% +18.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -105 179 £475 -5.00% 41
South East -17 115 £475 +14.80% 11
North of England -57 58 £395 -1.25% 16
North West -40 50 £410 +2.50% 12
East of England +33 47 £475 +41.79% 1
South West +26 26 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands -17 25 £370 -10.30% 4
East Midlands -8 13 £303 -27.98%
West Midlands -19 11 £375 -3.23% 4
Yorkshire -31 7 £330 -17.24% 3
North East +3 1 £675 +117.74% 1
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 240 (53.33%) SQL
2 195 (43.33%) Oracle
3 156 (34.67%) Linux
4 154 (34.22%) Java
5 148 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (31.11%) IBM
7 129 (28.67%) Finance
8 118 (26.22%) SQL Server
9 115 (25.56%) Unix
10 112 (24.89%) Banking
11 83 (18.44%) WebSphere
11 83 (18.44%) PostgreSQL
12 74 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (16.22%) Relational Database
14 71 (15.78%) XML
15 65 (14.44%) Jenkins
16 60 (13.33%) Web Services
17 59 (13.11%) Mainframe
18 57 (12.67%) SOAP
19 56 (12.44%) JMS
20 55 (12.22%) JavaScript
21 54 (12.00%) Spring
21 54 (12.00%) Git (software)
22 49 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (10.22%) MySQL
23 46 (10.22%) Python
24 45 (10.00%) AIX
24 45 (10.00%) HTML
24 45 (10.00%) Maven
25 43 (9.56%) Change Management

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 83 (18.44%) WebSphere
2 29 (6.44%) Confluence
3 25 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 23 (5.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (4.67%) Apache
6 17 (3.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (3.11%) Apache Spark
8 13 (2.89%) JBoss
9 11 (2.44%) Apache Solr
10 10 (2.22%) CICS
11 9 (2.00%) MQSeries
11 9 (2.00%) OpenStack
11 9 (2.00%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.78%) IIS
12 8 (1.78%) NetWeaver
12 8 (1.78%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.56%) SAS
14 6 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.78%) HipChat
3 7 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.89%) Magento
2 7 (1.56%) Maximo
3 5 (1.11%) BPCS
3 5 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.44%) BASE24
4 2 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
1 35 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (1.56%) Serverless
3 6 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.33%) Office 365
3 6 (1.33%) SaaS
4 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.11%) PaaS
5 4 (0.89%) IaaS
6 3 (0.67%) GitHub
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.44%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.44%) npm
7 2 (0.44%) NuGet
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.44%) SAN
2 17 (3.78%) Firewall
2 17 (3.78%) HTTP
3 13 (2.89%) FTP
4 6 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.11%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.11%) SMS
6 4 (0.89%) Internet
6 4 (0.89%) Network Security
7 3 (0.67%) SSL
8 2 (0.44%) Broadband
8 2 (0.44%) DNS
8 2 (0.44%) SMTP
8 2 (0.44%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (26.22%) SQL Server
2 83 (18.44%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (16.22%) Relational Database
4 46 (10.22%) MySQL
5 32 (7.11%) RDBMS
6 30 (6.67%) MongoDB
7 29 (6.44%) NoSQL
8 25 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (5.56%) Oracle Database
9 22 (4.89%) Blockchain
10 20 (4.44%) Big Data
11 19 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (4.00%) DataStage
13 17 (3.78%) DB2 UDB
13 17 (3.78%) Hadoop
13 17 (3.78%) Redis
14 16 (3.56%) Informix
15 13 (2.89%) QualityStage
16 12 (2.67%) IBM InfoSphere
17 10 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 65 (14.44%) Jenkins
2 54 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 45 (10.00%) Maven
4 35 (7.78%) JIRA
5 32 (7.11%) Ant
6 22 (4.89%) Subversion
7 20 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 20 (4.44%) Gradle
8 19 (4.22%) Artifactory
9 18 (4.00%) JUnit
9 18 (4.00%) Visual Studio
10 16 (3.56%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.67%) Selenium
12 11 (2.44%) ERwin
13 10 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (2.00%) Cucumber
14 9 (2.00%) XMLSpy
15 8 (1.78%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.78%) Hudson
15 8 (1.78%) WebDriver
General
1 129 (28.67%) Finance
2 112 (24.89%) Banking
3 29 (6.44%) Retail
4 23 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.56%) French Language
7 7 (1.56%) German Language
7 7 (1.56%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.67%) Front Office
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.44%) Automotive
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 171 (38.00%) Developer
2 57 (12.67%) Java Developer
3 56 (12.44%) DBA
4 44 (9.78%) Analyst
5 28 (6.22%) Administrator
6 27 (6.00%) DB2 DBA
7 20 (4.44%) Architect
7 20 (4.44%) ETL Developer
8 16 (3.56%) Applications Support
9 15 (3.33%) Consultant
9 15 (3.33%) Lead Developer
10 13 (2.89%) SQL DBA
11 12 (2.67%) PostgreSQL DBA
11 12 (2.67%) Python Developer
11 12 (2.67%) Senior Developer
11 12 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.44%) DataStage Developer
12 11 (2.44%) DB2 Support
12 11 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.78%) XML
2 60 (13.33%) Web Services
3 57 (12.67%) SOAP
4 56 (12.44%) JMS
5 54 (12.00%) Spring
6 45 (10.00%) HTML
7 40 (8.89%) REST
8 35 (7.78%) JSP
9 34 (7.56%) Middleware
10 33 (7.33%) CSS
11 30 (6.67%) AngularJS
11 30 (6.67%) EJB
12 27 (6.00%) J2EE
12 27 (6.00%) JSON
13 26 (5.78%) HTML5
14 23 (5.11%) .NET
14 23 (5.11%) Hibernate
14 23 (5.11%) Kafka
15 18 (4.00%) CSS3
16 16 (3.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.11%) Mainframe
2 49 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.22%) Replication
5 15 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 11 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.78%) Clustering
8 8 (1.78%) Derivative
9 7 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.33%) DataPower
10 6 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.33%) Equities
10 6 (1.33%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.11%) User Experience
12 4 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 156 (34.67%) Linux
2 115 (25.56%) Unix
3 45 (10.00%) AIX
4 43 (9.56%) Windows
5 24 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.00%) zOS
7 16 (3.56%) Solaris
8 10 (2.22%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.11%) CentOS
9 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.89%) HPUX
11 3 (0.67%) MVS
12 2 (0.44%) Android
12 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.44%) SUSE
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (9.56%) Change Management
3 43 (9.56%) ETL
3 43 (9.56%) Scrum
4 41 (9.11%) OO
5 40 (8.89%) SDLC
6 37 (8.22%) DevOps
6 37 (8.22%) SOA
7 36 (8.00%) Migration
8 35 (7.78%) ITIL
9 34 (7.56%) Configuration Management
9 34 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (7.11%) Data Management
11 31 (6.89%) Project Management
12 30 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (5.78%) E-Commerce
14 26 (5.78%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 240 (53.33%) SQL
2 154 (34.22%) Java
3 55 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 46 (10.22%) Python
5 37 (8.22%) Shell Script
6 33 (7.33%) Perl
7 31 (6.89%) PL/SQL
8 27 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 20 (4.44%) Korn
10 17 (3.78%) C#
11 16 (3.56%) T-SQL
12 15 (3.33%) COBOL
13 9 (2.00%) AWK
13 9 (2.00%) C
14 8 (1.78%) JCL
15 7 (1.56%) C++
15 7 (1.56%) PHP
15 7 (1.56%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.56%) RPG
15 7 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.78%) Degree
4 6 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.11%) CCDP
5 5 (1.11%) CCNP
5 5 (1.11%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.11%) CISM
5 5 (1.11%) CISSP
6 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.44%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.22%) CCIE
8 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) OCP
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.22%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.67%) SLA
3 8 (1.78%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (1.78%) EMIR
3 8 (1.78%) MiFID
4 6 (1.33%) GDPR
5 5 (1.11%) QA
6 4 (0.89%) PMO
7 3 (0.67%) GCP
8 2 (0.44%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (8.89%) Docker
2 20 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.56%) PowerHA
5 6 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.11%) StorNext
6 5 (1.11%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) RACF
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) XenApp
9 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (8.22%) Ansible
2 24 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (4.89%) Puppet
4 11 (2.44%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 9 (2.00%) Terraform
7 8 (1.78%) Rancher
8 7 (1.56%) Kibana
9 6 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (1.33%) Mesos
9 6 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.11%) yum
11 4 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.89%) Grafana
12 3 (0.67%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.67%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 195 (43.33%) Oracle
2 140 (31.11%) IBM
3 41 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.11%) Sybase
4 31 (6.89%) Teradata
5 30 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 27 (6.00%) SAP
7 19 (4.22%) VMware
8 15 (3.33%) HP
8 15 (3.33%) Perforce
9 14 (3.11%) Citrix
9 14 (3.11%) hybris
10 11 (2.44%) Google
10 11 (2.44%) Informatica
10 11 (2.44%) Remedy
11 9 (2.00%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.00%) Cloudera
11 9 (2.00%) Software AG
11 9 (2.00%) webMethods
12 8 (1.78%) Talend