Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 July 2022 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
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 544 505 463
Rank change year-on-year -39 -42 +62
Contract jobs citing DB2 333 238 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.92% 1.68% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 122 74
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
25th Percentile £450 £401 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £483 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% -3.50% +17.65%
75th Percentile £638 £538 £600
90th Percentile £750 £653 £709
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
10th Percentile £47.95 - £27.53
25th Percentile £50.88 - £33.94
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £45.75
75th Percentile £57.50 - £56.44
90th Percentile - - £62.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £45.75
% change year-on-year - - +2.81%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 17,303 14,141 9,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.45% 21.32% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,323 9,679 6,466
10th Percentile £380 £330 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 213 130
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.90 £14.09
25th Percentile £21.25 £19.25 £18.85
Median hourly rate £37.80 £26.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.64% +6.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £63.00 £45.00 £45.31
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.16 £61.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.90 £24.70
% change year-on-year +40.56% +0.81% -17.67%

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DB2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DB2.

Daily rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DB2.

Hourly rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the UK over the 6 months to 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -9 279 £540 +8.00% 28
Work from Home -25 170 £540 +9.09% 17
London -35 146 £600 +13.21% 10
UK excluding London -21 132 £475 +5.56% 21
South East -2 47 £500 +8.40% 5
North of England -12 45 £450 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire 0 36 £425 +13.33%
Scotland -27 19 £443 -1.67% 3
Midlands -41 16 £500 +6.38% 3
East Midlands -2 14 £500 +36.99% 1
North West -29 12 £750 +57.89% 3
East of England -28 3 £375 -14.29% 1
North East - 3 £750 - 2
Northern Ireland +1 2 £508 +5.18%
West Midlands -48 2 £433 -8.95% 2

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing DB2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DB2.

1 166 (49.85%) Oracle
2 154 (46.25%) SQL
3 131 (39.34%) SQL Server
4 118 (35.44%) Linux
5 106 (31.83%) Social Skills
6 100 (30.03%) Finance
7 99 (29.73%) Agile
8 92 (27.63%) IBM
9 79 (23.72%) Java
10 78 (23.42%) Banking
11 71 (21.32%) Windows
12 70 (21.02%) Relational Database
12 70 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
13 65 (19.52%) VMware
14 60 (18.02%) Microsoft
14 60 (18.02%) Jenkins
14 60 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (17.72%) Mainframe
16 58 (17.42%) Unix
17 54 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (14.71%) AWS
18 49 (14.71%) CI/CD
19 48 (14.41%) Citrix
20 46 (13.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 46 (13.81%) RESTful
21 45 (13.51%) WebSphere
22 43 (12.91%) Python
22 43 (12.91%) DevOps
23 42 (12.61%) CICS
23 42 (12.61%) Data Management

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 45 (13.51%) WebSphere
2 42 (12.61%) CICS
3 20 (6.01%) Confluence
4 13 (3.90%) SAS
5 9 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.10%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.80%) JBoss
8 5 (1.50%) NetWeaver
8 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.60%) Apache
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.60%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.30%) SAP EP
Applications
1 11 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.80%) CATIA
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Oracle Utilities
2 4 (1.20%) Shopify
3 3 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.90%) Magento
4 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.60%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.30%) Maximo
5 1 (0.30%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.71%) AWS
2 35 (10.51%) Azure
3 27 (8.11%) GCP
4 26 (7.81%) GitHub
5 15 (4.50%) Slack
6 7 (2.10%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.80%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.20%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (1.20%) BigCommerce
8 4 (1.20%) dbt
8 4 (1.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.90%) Apigee
9 3 (0.90%) Kong
9 3 (0.90%) SAP Commerce Cloud
9 3 (0.90%) Serverless
10 2 (0.60%) CloudTest
10 2 (0.60%) Commercetools
10 2 (0.60%) Google Sheets
10 2 (0.60%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.21%) Firewall
1 24 (7.21%) NAS
1 24 (7.21%) SAN
2 22 (6.61%) WAN
3 21 (6.31%) LAN
4 16 (4.80%) DNS
5 15 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.90%) HTTP
6 13 (3.90%) HTTPS
7 12 (3.60%) VPN
7 12 (3.60%) Wireless
8 4 (1.20%) VoIP
9 3 (0.90%) FTP
10 2 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.60%) SSL
10 2 (0.60%) VSAN
11 1 (0.30%) SD-WAN
11 1 (0.30%) Skype
11 1 (0.30%) SSH
11 1 (0.30%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (39.34%) SQL Server
2 70 (21.02%) Relational Database
3 41 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 32 (9.61%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (7.51%) MySQL
7 19 (5.71%) MongoDB
8 18 (5.41%) Big Data
9 17 (5.11%) MS Access
10 15 (4.50%) Data Mining
10 15 (4.50%) OLTP
11 12 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (3.30%) IBM InfoSphere
12 11 (3.30%) Oracle Database
13 10 (3.00%) NoSQL
14 9 (2.70%) Tableau
15 8 (2.40%) Hadoop
16 7 (2.10%) Power BI
16 7 (2.10%) SAP HANA
16 7 (2.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 60 (18.02%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.71%) Maven
3 28 (8.41%) JIRA
4 20 (6.01%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.11%) Cucumber
5 17 (5.11%) Eclipse
5 17 (5.11%) Selenium
6 16 (4.80%) REST Assured
7 13 (3.90%) Appium
7 13 (3.90%) Zephyr
8 12 (3.60%) ERwin
8 12 (3.60%) Fiddler
9 11 (3.30%) Visual Studio Code
10 9 (2.70%) Postman
11 8 (2.40%) Ant
11 8 (2.40%) Gradle
11 8 (2.40%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.10%) JUnit
12 7 (2.10%) Robot Framework
13 6 (1.80%) Bitbucket
General
1 106 (31.83%) Social Skills
2 100 (30.03%) Finance
3 78 (23.42%) Banking
4 70 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.20%) Retail
6 13 (3.90%) Public Sector
7 10 (3.00%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (3.00%) Retail Banking
7 10 (3.00%) Spanish Language
8 9 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.50%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.50%) Automotive
11 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.90%) Back Office
12 3 (0.90%) Front Office
12 3 (0.90%) Law
13 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.60%) Marketing
14 1 (0.30%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 89 (26.73%) Developer
2 58 (17.42%) Architect
3 34 (10.21%) Analyst
4 29 (8.71%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
7 20 (6.01%) DB2 Programmer
7 20 (6.01%) Programmer
8 19 (5.71%) DB2 Systems Programmer
8 19 (5.71%) Systems Programmer
9 18 (5.41%) Lead Architect
9 18 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
10 16 (4.80%) Automation Engineer
10 16 (4.80%) Consultant
10 16 (4.80%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 16 (4.80%) Tester
11 15 (4.50%) DBA
11 15 (4.50%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.60%) Mainframe Developer
12 12 (3.60%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.81%) RESTful
2 41 (12.31%) XML
3 35 (10.51%) Kafka
3 35 (10.51%) Web Services
4 33 (9.91%) SOAP
5 30 (9.01%) HTML
6 28 (8.41%) Spring
7 26 (7.81%) WebSphere MQ
8 25 (7.51%) JSON
9 24 (7.21%) .NET
9 24 (7.21%) REST
10 23 (6.91%) .NET Framework
11 15 (4.50%) CSS
12 12 (3.60%) React
12 12 (3.60%) Regular Expression
12 12 (3.60%) WireMock
13 11 (3.30%) AngularJS
14 10 (3.00%) JSP
14 10 (3.00%) Node.js
15 9 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (17.72%) Mainframe
2 35 (10.51%) Data Centre
3 27 (8.11%) Replication
4 25 (7.51%) Clustering
5 22 (6.61%) Analytical Mindset
5 22 (6.61%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.90%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.60%) Private Cloud
7 12 (3.60%) W3C
8 10 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (3.00%) iSeries
8 10 (3.00%) VSAM
9 8 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.80%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.80%) iPad
11 5 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.20%) Spread Betting
12 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (35.44%) Linux
2 71 (21.32%) Windows
3 58 (17.42%) Unix
4 46 (13.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (11.71%) zOS
6 16 (4.80%) AIX
7 14 (4.20%) MVS
8 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) HPUX
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (29.73%) Agile
2 60 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (14.71%) CI/CD
4 43 (12.91%) DevOps
5 42 (12.61%) Data Management
6 41 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (12.01%) Microservices
8 38 (11.41%) Scrum
9 36 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 32 (9.61%) Data Modelling
10 32 (9.61%) Migration
11 31 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 27 (8.11%) ETL
12 27 (8.11%) Multithreading
12 27 (8.11%) TOGAF
13 26 (7.81%) Change Management
14 24 (7.21%) Decision-Making
14 24 (7.21%) Task Automation
15 23 (6.91%) Infrastructure as Code
15 23 (6.91%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 154 (46.25%) SQL
2 79 (23.72%) Java
3 43 (12.91%) Python
4 34 (10.21%) JavaScript
5 30 (9.01%) PowerShell
6 26 (7.81%) JCL
7 24 (7.21%) C#
8 22 (6.61%) Shell Script
9 17 (5.11%) COBOL
10 13 (3.90%) Go
11 12 (3.60%) PL/1
11 12 (3.60%) REXX
12 11 (3.30%) Perl
13 10 (3.00%) C++
13 10 (3.00%) PL/SQL
14 9 (2.70%) C
15 7 (2.10%) Scala
15 7 (2.10%) VB
16 5 (1.50%) Bash
16 5 (1.50%) Natural
Qualifications
1 35 (10.51%) Degree
2 19 (5.71%) TOGAF Certification
3 18 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.80%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (3.90%) RHCA
6 10 (3.00%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.20%) SAP Certification
9 3 (0.90%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.30%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.20%) Accessibility
2 12 (3.60%) WCAG
3 9 (2.70%) QA
4 5 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (0.90%) COREP
5 3 (0.90%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.90%) FINREP
5 3 (0.90%) IFRS
5 3 (0.90%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.60%) EMIR
6 2 (0.60%) GDPR
6 2 (0.60%) MiFID
6 2 (0.60%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (10.81%) vSphere
3 23 (6.91%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 23 (6.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 21 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.80%) Active Directory
6 15 (4.50%) VMware NSX
7 11 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (3.00%) Time Sharing Option
9 6 (1.80%) Docker
10 3 (0.90%) HDFS
10 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 39 (11.71%) Ansible
2 23 (6.91%) Puppet
3 20 (6.01%) vRealize
4 19 (5.71%) PowerCLI
5 17 (5.11%) Kubernetes
6 12 (3.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 12 (3.60%) WMI
7 6 (1.80%) SCCM
7 6 (1.80%) Terraform
8 5 (1.50%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.20%) CA Endevor
9 4 (1.20%) Control-M
9 4 (1.20%) Grafana
9 4 (1.20%) Kibana
9 4 (1.20%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.90%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.90%) QRadar
10 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 166 (49.85%) Oracle
2 92 (27.63%) IBM
3 65 (19.52%) VMware
4 60 (18.02%) Microsoft
5 48 (14.41%) Citrix
6 34 (10.21%) Sybase
7 24 (7.21%) Veritas
8 20 (6.01%) Red Hat
9 19 (5.71%) Google
9 19 (5.71%) SAP
9 19 (5.71%) Teradata
10 18 (5.41%) AppDynamics
10 18 (5.41%) Splunk
11 16 (4.80%) CA
12 15 (4.50%) Infoblox
12 15 (4.50%) SolarWinds
13 14 (4.20%) Cisco
14 13 (3.90%) Juniper
15 12 (3.60%) SaltStack
16 7 (2.10%) Dynatrace