The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM DB2
North West / Merseyside
Rank - 24 31
Contract jobs citing DB2 0 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 4.45% 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 12.40% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +193.75% -59.49%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 66 121 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.43% 35.91% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 86 37
Median daily rate £375 £407 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +15.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £311 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in Merseyside

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for DB2.

1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) EJB
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (37.50%) WSDL
4 3 (37.50%) LDAP
4 3 (37.50%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Spring Security
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing

DB2
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) Tableau Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) CSS3
2 3 (37.50%) EJB
2 3 (37.50%) EJB 3.0
2 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
2 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot
2 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Spring Security
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (37.50%) WSDL
3 2 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) JMS
4 1 (12.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Product Management
2 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) OOD
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) RPG
3 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
2 2 (25.00%) Tableau
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce