Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 483 527 441
Rank change year-on-year +44 -86 -80
Contract jobs citing DB2 219 365 531
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.38% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.70% 1.69% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 183 293
Median daily rate £525 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £750 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.43% -22.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £21.78 £18.60 £43.20
90th Percentile £33.20 £35.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -26.43% -22.22% +9.76%

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 12,876 21,590 22,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.27% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,441 14,839 15,695
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £323 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 252 249
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.00 £14.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £53.10
Median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.01% -6.67% +50.00%

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 6 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Top 16 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 6 April 2020. 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
England +44 165 £563 +25.00% 25
UK excluding London +15 132 £450 +5.88% 16
London +142 78 £650 +30.00% 10
Scotland +25 40 £328 -12.67%
South East +70 37 £475 +15.15% 8
North of England +24 18 £600 +45.02% 2
South West +7 17 £563 +12.50% 4
North West +1 11 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +46 7 £600 +50.00% 1
Midlands +45 7 £433 -13.50% 1
Work from Home +7 7 £600 +23.71% 1
Wales +31 6 £488 +0.52%
East Midlands +15 5 £405 -19.00% 1
East of England +16 4 £600 +41.18% 1
Northern Ireland +8 3 £431 +4.61% 1
West Midlands +54 2 £445 -22.61%

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 137 (62.56%) SQL
2 96 (43.84%) Java
3 87 (39.73%) Oracle
4 67 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (28.77%) Finance
6 59 (26.94%) Relational Database
7 55 (25.11%) Linux
8 50 (22.83%) Web Services
9 49 (22.37%) IBM
9 49 (22.37%) Microservices
10 47 (21.46%) Sybase
10 47 (21.46%) Migration
11 46 (21.00%) Banking
12 44 (20.09%) SQL Server
12 44 (20.09%) RDBMS
12 44 (20.09%) AWS
13 43 (19.63%) Software Engineering
13 43 (19.63%) Analytics
14 42 (19.18%) Azure
15 41 (18.72%) XML
15 41 (18.72%) PostgreSQL
16 37 (16.89%) JIRA
17 35 (15.98%) NoSQL
17 35 (15.98%) MongoDB
17 35 (15.98%) Front Office
17 35 (15.98%) J2EE
18 34 (15.53%) Apache Cassandra
18 34 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (15.07%) GCP
20 32 (14.61%) WebSphere

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 32 (14.61%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.39%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.94%) Confluence
4 11 (5.02%) Apache Spark
5 8 (3.65%) SAS
6 7 (3.20%) JBoss
7 5 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.37%) Apache
9 3 (1.37%) CICS
9 3 (1.37%) IIS
10 2 (0.91%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.91%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.46%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 27 (12.33%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (2.28%) Maximo
3 3 (1.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (20.09%) AWS
2 42 (19.18%) Azure
3 33 (15.07%) GCP
4 27 (12.33%) AWS Step Functions
5 5 (2.28%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.28%) PaaS
5 5 (2.28%) SaaS
6 4 (1.83%) IaaS
7 3 (1.37%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (1.37%) AWS IoT
8 2 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.91%) Office 365
8 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.91%) Serverless
8 2 (0.91%) Stackdriver
8 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.11%) FTP
2 8 (3.65%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.20%) Firewall
4 6 (2.74%) DNS
5 5 (2.28%) VPN
6 4 (1.83%) DHCP
6 4 (1.83%) SAN
6 4 (1.83%) WAN
7 2 (0.91%) BGP
7 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.91%) MPLS
7 2 (0.91%) MQTT
7 2 (0.91%) NAS
7 2 (0.91%) OSPF
7 2 (0.91%) PBX
7 2 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.91%) Skype
7 2 (0.91%) SSH
7 2 (0.91%) VoIP
7 2 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (26.94%) Relational Database
2 44 (20.09%) RDBMS
2 44 (20.09%) SQL Server
3 41 (18.72%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (15.98%) MongoDB
4 35 (15.98%) NoSQL
5 34 (15.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (13.24%) Amazon Athena
6 29 (13.24%) Redis
7 28 (12.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 28 (12.79%) Couchbase
7 28 (12.79%) HBase
7 28 (12.79%) Neo4j
8 27 (12.33%) MariaDB
9 23 (10.50%) MySQL
10 21 (9.59%) Amazon Aurora
11 15 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (4.57%) DB2 UDB
13 7 (3.20%) Big Data
14 6 (2.74%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 37 (16.89%) JIRA
2 28 (12.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.13%) Selenium
4 19 (8.68%) JUnit
5 18 (8.22%) Jenkins
6 17 (7.76%) Cucumber
7 16 (7.31%) Eclipse
8 10 (4.57%) Ant
9 9 (4.11%) Postman
9 9 (4.11%) Subversion
10 8 (3.65%) Maven
11 7 (3.20%) Axure RP
11 7 (3.20%) JMeter
12 5 (2.28%) Gradle
13 3 (1.37%) IBM UrbanCode
13 3 (1.37%) REST Assured
14 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.91%) Bower
14 2 (0.91%) GitLab
14 2 (0.91%) Grunt
General
1 63 (28.77%) Finance
2 46 (21.00%) Banking
3 35 (15.98%) Front Office
4 23 (10.50%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.91%) Games
7 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.91%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (34.70%) Developer
2 24 (10.96%) Java Developer
3 22 (10.05%) Analyst
4 19 (8.68%) Senior Developer
5 16 (7.31%) AWS Engineer
5 16 (7.31%) Java Engineer
6 15 (6.85%) AWS Developer
6 15 (6.85%) Consultant
6 15 (6.85%) Data Engineer
7 13 (5.94%) Administrator
7 13 (5.94%) NoSQL Developer
7 13 (5.94%) NoSQL Engineer
8 12 (5.48%) Architect
8 12 (5.48%) DBA
9 11 (5.02%) Cloud Developer
9 11 (5.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.11%) COBOL Developer
10 9 (4.11%) DB2 DBA
10 9 (4.11%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (22.83%) Web Services
2 41 (18.72%) XML
3 35 (15.98%) J2EE
4 21 (9.59%) HTML
5 20 (9.13%) Node.js
5 20 (9.13%) SOAP
6 16 (7.31%) REST
7 15 (6.85%) AngularJS
7 15 (6.85%) JSON
7 15 (6.85%) Spring
8 14 (6.39%) Gherkin
9 13 (5.94%) JSP
9 13 (5.94%) Kafka
10 11 (5.02%) RESTful
11 10 (4.57%) CSS
12 9 (4.11%) Servlets
13 7 (3.20%) LDAP
13 7 (3.20%) Spring Boot
14 6 (2.74%) .NET
14 6 (2.74%) React
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.24%) Equity Derivative
2 27 (12.33%) Derivative
2 27 (12.33%) Fixed Income
2 27 (12.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (12.33%) Hedge funds
3 25 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (9.59%) Market Risk
5 19 (8.68%) Mainframe
6 8 (3.65%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.20%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.74%) Replication
9 5 (2.28%) AS400
10 4 (1.83%) iSeries
10 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.37%) Tandem
12 2 (0.91%) CMDB
12 2 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.11%) Linux
2 32 (14.61%) Unix
3 28 (12.79%) Windows
4 10 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.11%) AIX
6 7 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.20%) zOS
7 2 (0.91%) OS/400
7 2 (0.91%) SUSE
8 1 (0.46%) MVS
8 1 (0.46%) OS/2
8 1 (0.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) VME
8 1 (0.46%) VMS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (22.37%) Microservices
3 47 (21.46%) Migration
4 43 (19.63%) Analytics
4 43 (19.63%) Software Engineering
5 34 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (13.24%) Asset Management
7 27 (12.33%) Risk Analytics
8 26 (11.87%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (10.50%) Data Modelling
9 23 (10.50%) ETL
9 23 (10.50%) Test Automation
10 19 (8.68%) Configuration Management
11 17 (7.76%) ITIL
12 16 (7.31%) DevOps
12 16 (7.31%) Scrum
13 14 (6.39%) Business Analysis
13 14 (6.39%) Project Management
14 13 (5.94%) BDD
15 12 (5.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 137 (62.56%) SQL
2 96 (43.84%) Java
3 29 (13.24%) Python
4 27 (12.33%) Kotlin
5 23 (10.50%) Scala
6 22 (10.05%) JavaScript
7 15 (6.85%) C++
8 14 (6.39%) C#
9 12 (5.48%) RPG
10 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.11%) C
11 9 (4.11%) COBOL
11 9 (4.11%) Perl
11 9 (4.11%) RPG IV
11 9 (4.11%) RPG/400
12 8 (3.65%) Bourne shell
12 8 (3.65%) Korn
13 7 (3.20%) Java 8
14 6 (2.74%) BeanShell
15 5 (2.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (6.39%) Degree
2 7 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.37%) ISEB
6 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.91%) CCIE
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.39%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) SLA
3 3 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.91%) ITGC
4 2 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.11%) Docker
2 8 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.20%) RACF
4 3 (1.37%) HDFS
5 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.91%) LXC
5 2 (0.91%) NFS
5 2 (0.91%) Samba
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.20%) Ansible
1 7 (3.20%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.83%) Terraform
4 3 (1.37%) Graphite
5 2 (0.91%) Grafana
5 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.91%) Opsgenie
5 2 (0.91%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.91%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.46%) nmon
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (39.73%) Oracle
2 49 (22.37%) IBM
3 47 (21.46%) Sybase
4 29 (13.24%) Google
5 17 (7.76%) Microsoft
6 12 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.48%) Teradata
7 11 (5.02%) SAP
8 5 (2.28%) Cisco
9 4 (1.83%) BMC
9 4 (1.83%) Talend
10 3 (1.37%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.37%) Adobe
10 3 (1.37%) ForgeRock
10 3 (1.37%) MAPICS
10 3 (1.37%) Netezza
10 3 (1.37%) Remedy
10 3 (1.37%) Splunk
10 3 (1.37%) VMware
11 2 (0.91%) ServiceNow