Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 362 289
Rank change year-on-year -91 -73 +27
Contract jobs citing DB2 468 638 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.24% 2.89% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 347 412
England median daily rate £470 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% - -
10th Percentile £350 £280 £313
90th Percentile £675 £600 £563
UK median daily rate £439 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.24% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 8
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.14 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +35.10% -10.83%
10th Percentile £24.25 £29.08 £25.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.60 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.14 £27.00
% change year-on-year -3.15% +33.85% -10.00%

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 20932 22062 24288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.07% 22.56% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14506 14783 16167
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 321 387
England median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.82% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.72 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.29 £48.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +11.54% -0.44% +12.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -43 177 £550 +20.22% 14
South East +21 125 £388 - 5
North of England -36 68 £450 +9.42% 12
North West -7 48 £408 -0.61% 8
South West +18 35 £475 +26.67% 5
East of England -46 34 £450 +80.00% 1
Midlands -18 26 £325 -23.53% 1
Yorkshire -16 18 £523 -0.48% 4
East Midlands -15 15 £308 -23.13%
West Midlands -3 10 £350 -17.65% 1
North East +22 2 £388 +21.09%
DB2
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DB2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DB2.

1 218 (46.58%) SQL
2 213 (45.51%) Oracle
3 165 (35.26%) Linux
4 159 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (32.48%) Java
6 140 (29.91%) IBM
7 124 (26.50%) Finance
8 123 (26.28%) Unix
9 110 (23.50%) SQL Server
10 98 (20.94%) Banking
11 80 (17.09%) Relational Database
12 62 (13.25%) WebSphere
13 61 (13.03%) MySQL
14 58 (12.39%) Mainframe
14 58 (12.39%) Git (software)
14 58 (12.39%) Jenkins
15 57 (12.18%) Sybase
15 57 (12.18%) Python
16 55 (11.75%) Migration
17 54 (11.54%) XML
17 54 (11.54%) JIRA
18 53 (11.32%) Spring
19 52 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
19 52 (11.11%) JavaScript
20 51 (10.90%) Ansible
21 50 (10.68%) Performance Tuning
21 50 (10.68%) Tomcat
21 50 (10.68%) RDBMS
22 49 (10.47%) Web Services
23 48 (10.26%) Windows

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 62 (13.25%) WebSphere
2 50 (10.68%) Tomcat
3 28 (5.98%) CICS
3 28 (5.98%) JBoss
4 21 (4.49%) Confluence
5 20 (4.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (2.78%) Apache
6 13 (2.78%) IIS
7 11 (2.35%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.35%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.50%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.28%) SAS
12 5 (1.07%) IBM Domino
12 5 (1.07%) MQSeries
12 5 (1.07%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.85%) CMS
13 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (2.78%) HipChat
2 7 (1.50%) SPSS
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.99%) Magento
2 9 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.85%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.64%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.43%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.21%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.92%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (0.43%) npm
9 1 (0.21%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.21%) GitHub
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.27%) Firewall
2 15 (3.21%) LDAP
2 15 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.56%) SAN
4 11 (2.35%) Internet
5 10 (2.14%) BIG-IP
5 10 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (1.50%) HTTP
7 6 (1.28%) FTP
7 6 (1.28%) WAN
8 5 (1.07%) SMS
9 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.85%) SNMP
10 3 (0.64%) Intranet
11 2 (0.43%) Converged Networks
11 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.43%) Network Security
11 2 (0.43%) SSL
12 1 (0.21%) DNS
12 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.50%) SQL Server
2 80 (17.09%) Relational Database
3 61 (13.03%) MySQL
4 52 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (10.68%) RDBMS
6 40 (8.55%) MongoDB
7 35 (7.48%) Oracle Database
8 31 (6.62%) DB2 UDB
9 23 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (3.85%) DataStage
10 18 (3.85%) NoSQL
11 16 (3.42%) DbVisualizer
12 14 (2.99%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.92%) IBM InfoSphere
13 9 (1.92%) KDB
13 9 (1.92%) Kdb+
14 8 (1.71%) PowerCenter
14 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 58 (12.39%) Git (software)
1 58 (12.39%) Jenkins
2 54 (11.54%) JIRA
3 30 (6.41%) Subversion
4 27 (5.77%) Bitbucket
5 24 (5.13%) Maven
6 22 (4.70%) Cucumber
7 21 (4.49%) Selenium
8 20 (4.27%) WebDriver
9 15 (3.21%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.78%) Ant
11 12 (2.56%) Gradle
11 12 (2.56%) JUnit
11 12 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (2.35%) Artifactory
12 11 (2.35%) webpack
13 6 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.07%) JMeter
14 5 (1.07%) LoadRunner
14 5 (1.07%) SoapUI
General
1 124 (26.50%) Finance
2 98 (20.94%) Banking
3 45 (9.62%) Retail
4 27 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.63%) Games
6 11 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.71%) Front Office
7 8 (1.71%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.50%) Back Office
8 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.85%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.64%) International Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Legal
10 3 (0.64%) Marketing
11 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (29.27%) Developer
2 73 (15.60%) DBA
3 58 (12.39%) Analyst
3 58 (12.39%) Java Developer
4 48 (10.26%) DB2 DBA
5 44 (9.40%) Administrator
6 40 (8.55%) Consultant
7 36 (7.69%) Architect
8 23 (4.91%) Tester
9 22 (4.70%) Data Analyst
10 18 (3.85%) Automation Tester
11 15 (3.21%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.21%) DB2 Administrator
11 15 (3.21%) Senior Developer
12 13 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.35%) Data Architect
13 11 (2.35%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.14%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (11.54%) XML
2 53 (11.32%) Spring
3 49 (10.47%) Web Services
4 40 (8.55%) HTML
5 37 (7.91%) Middleware
6 35 (7.48%) JMS
7 28 (5.98%) EJB
8 27 (5.77%) AngularJS
8 27 (5.77%) CSS
8 27 (5.77%) RESTful
9 26 (5.56%) SOAP
10 24 (5.13%) JSP
10 24 (5.13%) REST
11 23 (4.91%) Java EE
12 20 (4.27%) Gherkin
12 20 (4.27%) Spring Boot
12 20 (4.27%) Struts
13 19 (4.06%) Node.js
13 19 (4.06%) React
14 18 (3.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.39%) Mainframe
2 48 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.34%) Clustering
4 22 (4.70%) Derivative
5 18 (3.85%) Replication
6 16 (3.42%) IBM Mainframe
7 15 (3.21%) AS400
8 14 (2.99%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.78%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.78%) DataPower
10 12 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.56%) iSeries
11 11 (2.35%) Equities
12 8 (1.71%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.71%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (35.26%) Linux
2 123 (26.28%) Unix
3 48 (10.26%) Windows
4 42 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (6.20%) AIX
6 28 (5.98%) Solaris
7 26 (5.56%) CentOS
8 21 (4.49%) zOS
9 7 (1.50%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.85%) HPUX
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.64%) OS/390
12 3 (0.64%) SUSE
13 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.43%) OS/400
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.21%) MVS
14 1 (0.21%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (11.75%) Migration
3 50 (10.68%) Performance Tuning
4 48 (10.26%) Scrum
5 44 (9.40%) Test Automation
6 41 (8.76%) DevOps
7 39 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 37 (7.91%) Data Modelling
9 33 (7.05%) ETL
10 32 (6.84%) E-Commerce
11 30 (6.41%) BDD
11 30 (6.41%) ITIL
12 28 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (5.98%) Data Analysis
12 28 (5.98%) SDLC
13 25 (5.34%) TDD
14 24 (5.13%) Microservices
14 24 (5.13%) SOA
15 23 (4.91%) OO
16 21 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 218 (46.58%) SQL
2 152 (32.48%) Java
3 57 (12.18%) Python
4 52 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 45 (9.62%) Shell Script
6 36 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 33 (7.05%) Perl
8 20 (4.27%) COBOL
9 19 (4.06%) RPG
10 16 (3.42%) JCL
11 15 (3.21%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.35%) Korn
13 10 (2.14%) PHP
14 9 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.92%) RPG IV
15 8 (1.71%) C
15 8 (1.71%) C#
15 8 (1.71%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.50%) AWK
16 7 (1.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.63%) Degree
4 8 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.64%) ISEB
6 2 (0.43%) CBAP
6 2 (0.43%) IIBA
6 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.43%) MCSA
6 2 (0.43%) MCSE
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.43%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.21%) OCP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.70%) Data Quality
2 20 (4.27%) GCP
3 14 (2.99%) QA
4 9 (1.92%) MiFID
5 8 (1.71%) GDPR
6 5 (1.07%) SLA
7 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.85%) EMIR
8 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.43%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (6.62%) Docker
2 17 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.07%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.64%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.64%) RACF
7 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.43%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) NFS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 51 (10.90%) Ansible
2 20 (4.27%) Puppet
3 19 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.21%) Kubernetes
4 15 (3.21%) Tivoli
5 13 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
5 13 (2.78%) Mesos
5 13 (2.78%) Rancher
6 10 (2.14%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.71%) Netcool
8 7 (1.50%) SCCM
9 6 (1.28%) MAINVIEW
10 5 (1.07%) Grafana
10 5 (1.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 4 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.85%) SCOM
12 3 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
13 2 (0.43%) CA Endevor
13 2 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 213 (45.51%) Oracle
2 140 (29.91%) IBM
3 57 (12.18%) Sybase
4 27 (5.77%) Red Hat
5 25 (5.34%) SAP
6 23 (4.91%) hybris
7 20 (4.27%) VMware
8 19 (4.06%) Microsoft
9 17 (3.63%) Teradata
10 16 (3.42%) Atlassian
10 16 (3.42%) TIBCO
11 15 (3.21%) BMC
11 15 (3.21%) Remedy
12 14 (2.99%) Informatica
13 11 (2.35%) Adobe
13 11 (2.35%) HP
14 10 (2.14%) F5
15 9 (1.92%) Green Hat
16 8 (1.71%) JDA
17 7 (1.50%) Cognos