Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 147 152
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -27
Contract jobs citing DB2 40 63 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 1.04% 1.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.17% 4.17% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 41
North West median daily rate £435 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +15.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £325 £293 £306
90th Percentile £650 £663 £480
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £26.50
% change year-on-year -1.40% +53.09% -32.91%

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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,262 1,509 1,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.21% 24.84% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 1,040 1,176
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £250
90th Percentile £625 £556 £526
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 46
North West median hourly rate £42.25 £29.01 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% -23.15% +16.15%
10th Percentile £14.73 £14.04 £16.25
90th Percentile £64.06 £44.23 £66.38
England median hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +13.27% -8.33% +9.09%

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DB2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in the North West

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in the North West

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in the North West

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in the North West

DB2
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Manchester +2 28 £501 +11.22% 4
Lancashire +5 8 £395 -24.76% 2
Merseyside -1 2 £450 +26.32%
Cheshire -2 2 £331 -47.00% 5
DB2
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for DB2.

1 19 (47.50%) Java
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
3 16 (40.00%) Oracle
4 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (27.50%) WebSphere
5 11 (27.50%) HTML
6 10 (25.00%) EJB
6 10 (25.00%) CSS
6 10 (25.00%) JSP
6 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 10 (25.00%) Retail
6 10 (25.00%) Migration
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
7 9 (22.50%) Dojo
7 9 (22.50%) JPA
7 9 (22.50%) ERP
7 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
8 8 (20.00%) SAP
9 7 (17.50%) IBM
9 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
9 7 (17.50%) Manufacturing
9 7 (17.50%) SAP Basis
9 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (15.00%) SDLC
10 6 (15.00%) RPG IV
10 6 (15.00%) Clustering
10 6 (15.00%) NetWeaver
10 6 (15.00%) RPG

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (27.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (15.00%) NetWeaver
4 2 (5.00%) CICS
4 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.50%) CMS
5 1 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) BPCS
2 4 (10.00%) SAP ERP
2 4 (10.00%) SAP SRM
3 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
1 2 (5.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) SMTP
2 1 (2.50%) SNMP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.00%) OLAP
2 4 (10.00%) OLTP
2 4 (10.00%) Star Schema
3 3 (7.50%) SAP BW
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Gradle
2 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 10 (25.00%) Retail
2 9 (22.50%) Finance
3 7 (17.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) WebSphere Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) DBA
5 5 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) SAP Basis Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Data Administrator
8 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) HTML
2 10 (25.00%) CSS
2 10 (25.00%) EJB
2 10 (25.00%) JSP
3 9 (22.50%) Dojo
3 9 (22.50%) JPA
4 7 (17.50%) SAP Basis
5 5 (12.50%) EDI
5 5 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (10.00%) XML
6 4 (10.00%) XSD
6 4 (10.00%) XSLT
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE
7 2 (5.00%) Web Services
8 1 (2.50%) Ext JS
8 1 (2.50%) Middleware
8 1 (2.50%) Servlets
8 1 (2.50%) SOAP
8 1 (2.50%) Spring
8 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Life Science
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) RIA
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) zOS
4 2 (5.00%) MVS
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Migration
3 9 (22.50%) ERP
4 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.00%) SDLC
6 5 (12.50%) CRM
6 5 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.00%) Data Transformation
7 4 (10.00%) ETL
7 4 (10.00%) High Availability
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL V3
7 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (10.00%) SFIA
7 4 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Java
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) RPG
3 6 (15.00%) RPG IV
4 4 (10.00%) XPath
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) PL/1
6 1 (2.50%) COBOL
6 1 (2.50%) Jython
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (20.00%) SAP
4 7 (17.50%) IBM
5 5 (12.50%) Infor
6 4 (10.00%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (5.00%) Syncsort
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Google
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Twitter
8 1 (2.50%) VMware