The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for DB2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 27 June 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 -  
Contract jobs citing DB2 31 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.31% 1.81% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.54% 9.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £446 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.36% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +10.13% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -22.22%  

DB2 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 59 83 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 17.72% 18.78% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 71
Median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.63% +28.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing DB2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in Lancashire

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DB2 in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in Lancashire

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in Lancashire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in Lancashire

DB2
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -3 19 £375 - 1
Blackburn - 6 £415 -
DB2
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for DB2.

1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) Migration
2 17 (47.22%) zOS
3 12 (33.33%) IBM
3 12 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) Finance
5 10 (27.78%) Clustering
5 10 (27.78%) Retail
6 9 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 8 (22.22%) Replication
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
8 7 (19.44%) SAP
8 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
9 6 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (16.67%) Unix
9 6 (16.67%) Windows
9 6 (16.67%) Linux
9 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 5 (13.89%) AIX
11 4 (11.11%) Java
11 4 (11.11%) OO
11 4 (11.11%) J2EE
11 4 (11.11%) MySQL
11 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
11 4 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
1 10 (27.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) DBA
2 18 (50.00%) DB2 DBA
3 8 (22.22%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) DB2 Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Designer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SAP Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared DBA
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Designer
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 10 (27.78%) Clustering
3 8 (22.22%) Replication
4 4 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (8.33%) AS400
5 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (8.33%) iSeries
6 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) zOS
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Unix
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) AIX
4 2 (5.56%) HPUX
4 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Migration
2 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Data Flow Diagram
5 4 (11.11%) OO
5 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.78%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 3 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
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