The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 304 261
Rank change year-on-year -11 -43  
Contract jobs citing DB2 103 121 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.57% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.12% 2.48% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 79 112
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £312 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +9.67% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4851 4886 5590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.71% 22.85% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3524 3615 3916
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 50
Median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.08 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £127.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in London

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in London

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in London

DB2
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London -5 13 £588 +30.55% 1
Canary Wharf +3 1 £625 +42.85%
Chessington -1 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
DB2
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for DB2.

1 149 (60.32%) SQL
2 120 (48.58%) Java
3 111 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (42.11%) Finance
5 101 (40.89%) Oracle
6 95 (38.46%) Unix
7 89 (36.03%) Banking
8 78 (31.58%) Relational Database
9 76 (30.77%) Linux
10 70 (28.34%) IBM
11 64 (25.91%) Sybase
12 56 (22.67%) Scrum
13 48 (19.43%) XML
14 47 (19.03%) SQL Server
15 46 (18.62%) WebSphere
15 46 (18.62%) SDLC
16 45 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (17.41%) Spring
17 43 (17.41%) Jenkins
18 42 (17.00%) OO
19 41 (16.60%) Data Modelling
20 40 (16.19%) Test Automation
21 39 (15.79%) Maven
22 38 (15.38%) Git (software)
23 36 (14.57%) Shell Script
24 35 (14.17%) Selenium
25 33 (13.36%) Cucumber
25 33 (13.36%) Perl
25 33 (13.36%) Performance Tuning
26 32 (12.96%) SOAP

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 46 (18.62%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (4.05%) CICS
4 9 (3.64%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.24%) MQSeries
5 8 (3.24%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.83%) JBoss
7 6 (2.43%) Apache
8 4 (1.62%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.21%) Confluence
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.81%) Gentran
10 2 (0.81%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.81%) nginx
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.21%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.81%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (4.86%) Magento
2 6 (2.43%) Loan IQ
3 3 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.40%) Maximo
4 1 (0.40%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.24%) SAN
2 7 (2.83%) Firewall
2 7 (2.83%) HTTP
3 5 (2.02%) DNS
3 5 (2.02%) LDAP
3 5 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.21%) SSL
5 2 (0.81%) MPLS
5 2 (0.81%) SMTP
5 2 (0.81%) VPLS
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.40%) SNMP
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 47 (19.03%) SQL Server
3 30 (12.15%) RDBMS
4 23 (9.31%) DataStage
5 22 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (6.88%) NoSQL
7 14 (5.67%) DbVisualizer
8 13 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
8 13 (5.26%) KDB
8 13 (5.26%) MySQL
9 12 (4.86%) Kdb+
9 12 (4.86%) MongoDB
9 12 (4.86%) Oracle Database
10 8 (3.24%) QlikView
11 7 (2.83%) Informix
11 7 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (2.43%) Big Data
12 6 (2.43%) Sybase ASE
13 5 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (2.02%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 43 (17.41%) Jenkins
2 39 (15.79%) Maven
3 38 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 35 (14.17%) Selenium
5 33 (13.36%) Cucumber
6 31 (12.55%) JUnit
7 25 (10.12%) Gradle
8 21 (8.50%) Ant
8 21 (8.50%) Hudson
9 19 (7.69%) JIRA
10 18 (7.29%) Concordion
10 18 (7.29%) JBehave
10 18 (7.29%) Talend Open Studio
11 16 (6.48%) ERwin
12 15 (6.07%) Subversion
13 12 (4.86%) PowerDesigner
13 12 (4.86%) WebDriver
14 8 (3.24%) Toad
15 4 (1.62%) HP UFT
15 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (42.11%) Finance
2 89 (36.03%) Banking
3 24 (9.72%) Investment Banking
4 23 (9.31%) Retail
5 22 (8.91%) Front Office
6 13 (5.26%) Back Office
6 13 (5.26%) Games
7 8 (3.24%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.43%) Legal
9 4 (1.62%) German Language
10 3 (1.21%) French Language
11 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (31.58%) Developer
2 57 (23.08%) Analyst
3 45 (18.22%) Java Developer
4 25 (10.12%) Data Analyst
5 23 (9.31%) Architect
6 16 (6.48%) DBA
7 15 (6.07%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.26%) Tester
9 12 (4.86%) Administrator
9 12 (4.86%) Automation Tester
9 12 (4.86%) KDB Developer
9 12 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.86%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Data Architect
10 11 (4.45%) DB2 DBA
10 11 (4.45%) Java Automation Tester
10 11 (4.45%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.05%) Consultant
12 9 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.43%) XML
2 43 (17.41%) Spring
3 32 (12.96%) SOAP
4 28 (11.34%) Middleware
5 27 (10.93%) JMS
6 26 (10.53%) JSON
7 24 (9.72%) Web Services
8 16 (6.48%) J2EE
9 15 (6.07%) RESTful
10 14 (5.67%) J2SE
11 12 (4.86%) Gherkin
11 12 (4.86%) Rendezvous
11 12 (4.86%) REST
11 12 (4.86%) RESTEasy
11 12 (4.86%) XML Messaging
11 12 (4.86%) XML Schema
12 11 (4.45%) Protocol Buffers
12 11 (4.45%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (2.83%) HTML
13 7 (2.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.22%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.93%) Mainframe
3 22 (8.91%) Derivative
4 17 (6.88%) SWIFT
5 13 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
5 13 (5.26%) OTC Derivatives
6 11 (4.45%) Data Structures
7 10 (4.05%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (4.05%) iSeries
8 9 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (3.24%) Fixed Income
10 7 (2.83%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (2.43%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.43%) VSAM
12 5 (2.02%) AS400
12 5 (2.02%) Equities
12 5 (2.02%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.62%) Video on Demand
14 3 (1.21%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 95 (38.46%) Unix
2 76 (30.77%) Linux
3 27 (10.93%) Windows
4 13 (5.26%) AIX
5 10 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.83%) Solaris
6 7 (2.83%) zOS
7 6 (2.43%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (2.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.62%) CentOS
8 4 (1.62%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.21%) SUSE
10 2 (0.81%) VMS
11 1 (0.40%) MVS
11 1 (0.40%) OS/400
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.67%) Scrum
3 46 (18.62%) SDLC
4 42 (17.00%) OO
5 41 (16.60%) Data Modelling
6 40 (16.19%) Test Automation
7 33 (13.36%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (12.55%) ETL
9 27 (10.93%) Microservices
10 24 (9.72%) Domain-Driven Design
11 23 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (8.50%) OOA/OOD
13 20 (8.10%) Data Analysis
14 19 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (7.69%) Migration
15 18 (7.29%) BDD
15 18 (7.29%) DevOps
15 18 (7.29%) E-Commerce
16 16 (6.48%) TDD
17 15 (6.07%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (60.32%) SQL
2 120 (48.58%) Java
3 36 (14.57%) Shell Script
4 33 (13.36%) Perl
5 29 (11.74%) Python
6 21 (8.50%) C++
7 14 (5.67%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.26%) R
9 11 (4.45%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.45%) COBOL
10 9 (3.64%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.24%) C
12 6 (2.43%) C#
12 6 (2.43%) Korn
13 5 (2.02%) JCL
13 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.62%) REXX
14 4 (1.62%) RPG
14 4 (1.62%) RPG IV
14 4 (1.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (2.02%) ISEB
2 5 (2.02%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.21%) CISSP
4 1 (0.40%) CCDP
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PhD
4 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.55%) MiFID
2 25 (10.12%) Dodd-Frank
2 25 (10.12%) EMIR
3 18 (7.29%) QA
4 14 (5.67%) ISO 20022
5 13 (5.26%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.81%) GCP
7 2 (0.81%) GDPR
7 2 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.48%) Docker
2 7 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.21%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.21%) vSphere
6 2 (0.81%) RACF
7 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.86%) Puppet
2 9 (3.64%) Ansible
3 7 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.21%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.21%) QRadar
5 3 (1.21%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.81%) Mesos
6 2 (0.81%) Rancher
6 2 (0.81%) zSecure
7 1 (0.40%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Netcool
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.40%) SCOM
7 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 101 (40.89%) Oracle
2 70 (28.34%) IBM
3 64 (25.91%) Sybase
4 22 (8.91%) Perforce
5 20 (8.10%) Microsoft
6 18 (7.29%) Talend
7 16 (6.48%) Informatica
8 14 (5.67%) Netezza
8 14 (5.67%) Teradata
9 12 (4.86%) hybris
9 12 (4.86%) TIBCO
10 9 (3.64%) MicroStrategy
10 9 (3.64%) SAP
11 8 (3.24%) Tableau
12 7 (2.83%) VMware
13 5 (2.02%) Pega
13 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.62%) Misys
14 4 (1.62%) Reuters
14 4 (1.62%) Vertica