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 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 272 248
Rank change year-on-year -69 -24  
Contract jobs citing DB2 294 491 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.91% 0.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.79% 4.19% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 247 258
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.32%  
10th Percentile £325 £260 £306
90th Percentile £625 £569 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 4
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -22.22%  
10th Percentile £23.30 £28.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £31.10 £40.20 £65.00
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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10536 11727 13206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.83% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15348 17471 20004
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £313 £290 £268
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 335 344
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +19.25%  
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £15.07
90th Percentile £51.83 £50.10 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Top 10 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 3 months to 29 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
England -67 248 £450 +12.50% 38
UK excluding London -43 193 £425 +8.28% 30
London -11 97 £500 +11.11% 22
South East +27 70 £425 +15.80% 5
North of England +1 60 £400 +10.34% 6
Scotland -14 28 £445 +11.25% 14
Northern Ireland - 17 £454 -
East of England -43 8 £425 +16.04% 3
South West +2 5 £374 -9.39% 1
Midlands -21 5 £363 -7.93% 1

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for DB2.

1 315 (54.03%) SQL
2 238 (40.82%) Oracle
3 201 (34.48%) Java
4 190 (32.59%) Finance
5 181 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (27.44%) Unix
7 157 (26.93%) IBM
8 146 (25.04%) Banking
9 137 (23.50%) Relational Database
10 136 (23.33%) Linux
11 131 (22.47%) SQL Server
12 116 (19.90%) Mainframe
13 97 (16.64%) XML
14 93 (15.95%) WebSphere
15 88 (15.09%) Shell Script
16 80 (13.72%) Scrum
17 78 (13.38%) Sybase
18 76 (13.04%) Windows
18 76 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
19 74 (12.69%) Spring
20 70 (12.01%) OO
21 68 (11.66%) Migration
21 68 (11.66%) Performance Tuning
21 68 (11.66%) Git (software)
22 65 (11.15%) ETL
23 64 (10.98%) RDBMS
23 64 (10.98%) Jenkins
24 62 (10.63%) Data Modelling
25 61 (10.46%) SDLC
26 56 (9.61%) Maven

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 93 (15.95%) WebSphere
2 37 (6.35%) CICS
3 28 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.92%) JBoss
5 17 (2.92%) MQSeries
5 17 (2.92%) SAS
6 16 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.54%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.20%) Apache
9 7 (1.20%) Confluence
9 7 (1.20%) IIS
10 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.69%) FileNet
11 4 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.69%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 23 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.51%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.34%) HipChat
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.40%) Magento
2 6 (1.03%) Loan IQ
2 6 (1.03%) Maximo
2 6 (1.03%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.69%) Pega PRPC
4 4 (0.69%) Staffware
5 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.03%) GitHub
3 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.26%) SAN
2 15 (2.57%) LDAP
3 12 (2.06%) SSL
4 11 (1.89%) HTTP
5 8 (1.37%) Kerberos
5 8 (1.37%) SSH
6 7 (1.20%) Firewall
6 7 (1.20%) Internet
6 7 (1.20%) SNMP
7 6 (1.03%) NAS
8 5 (0.86%) DNS
8 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.69%) SMTP
10 3 (0.51%) ATM
11 2 (0.34%) MPLS
11 2 (0.34%) Network Security
11 2 (0.34%) VPLS
12 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.17%) DAB
12 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (23.50%) Relational Database
2 131 (22.47%) SQL Server
3 64 (10.98%) RDBMS
4 54 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (8.23%) MySQL
6 38 (6.52%) MongoDB
7 33 (5.66%) Hadoop
8 29 (4.97%) DataStage
9 28 (4.80%) Big Data
10 27 (4.63%) Oracle Database
11 24 (4.12%) DB2 UDB
11 24 (4.12%) NoSQL
11 24 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (3.09%) KDB
13 17 (2.92%) Kdb+
14 16 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (2.74%) DbVisualizer
14 16 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
15 13 (2.23%) Informix
Development Applications
1 68 (11.66%) Git (software)
2 64 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 56 (9.61%) Maven
4 42 (7.20%) Selenium
5 40 (6.86%) Gradle
5 40 (6.86%) JUnit
6 37 (6.35%) Cucumber
7 34 (5.83%) Ant
8 33 (5.66%) Hudson
8 33 (5.66%) JIRA
9 24 (4.12%) Talend Open Studio
10 20 (3.43%) Concordion
10 20 (3.43%) JBehave
11 18 (3.09%) ERwin
11 18 (3.09%) Subversion
12 14 (2.40%) WebDriver
13 11 (1.89%) PowerDesigner
14 8 (1.37%) Toad
15 7 (1.20%) Eclipse
16 6 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 190 (32.59%) Finance
2 146 (25.04%) Banking
3 43 (7.38%) Retail
4 26 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.43%) Front Office
6 15 (2.57%) Games
7 14 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 12 (2.06%) Back Office
9 11 (1.89%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.37%) Legal
12 7 (1.20%) Law
13 5 (0.86%) German Language
14 4 (0.69%) Automotive
14 4 (0.69%) French Language
14 4 (0.69%) Marketing
14 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.51%) Electronics
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
17 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 178 (30.53%) Developer
2 96 (16.47%) Analyst
3 87 (14.92%) Java Developer
4 80 (13.72%) DBA
5 58 (9.95%) DB2 DBA
6 53 (9.09%) Architect
7 43 (7.38%) Consultant
8 40 (6.86%) Administrator
9 25 (4.29%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.29%) Data Analyst
9 25 (4.29%) Senior Developer
10 21 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (3.09%) Data Architect
11 18 (3.09%) Tester
12 17 (2.92%) DB2 Administrator
13 15 (2.57%) SQL Analyst
14 14 (2.40%) Automation Tester
14 14 (2.40%) Designer
14 14 (2.40%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (16.64%) XML
2 74 (12.69%) Spring
3 56 (9.61%) SOAP
4 53 (9.09%) Web Services
5 44 (7.55%) JMS
6 42 (7.20%) Middleware
7 38 (6.52%) JSON
8 37 (6.35%) J2EE
9 29 (4.97%) HTML
10 25 (4.29%) REST
11 24 (4.12%) JSP
12 21 (3.60%) Protocol Buffers
13 17 (2.92%) CSS
13 17 (2.92%) RESTful
14 16 (2.74%) Hibernate
14 16 (2.74%) J2SE
15 15 (2.57%) Servlets
15 15 (2.57%) XML Messaging
16 14 (2.40%) Gherkin
16 14 (2.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 116 (19.90%) Mainframe
2 76 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 24 (4.12%) Data Structures
5 23 (3.95%) AS400
5 23 (3.95%) Clustering
6 22 (3.77%) Replication
7 21 (3.60%) Derivative
7 21 (3.60%) Management Information System
8 20 (3.43%) iSeries
9 18 (3.09%) SWIFT
10 17 (2.92%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.40%) Data Centre
11 14 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (2.40%) OTC Derivatives
12 12 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (2.06%) User Experience
13 9 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.54%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 160 (27.44%) Unix
2 136 (23.33%) Linux
3 76 (13.04%) Windows
4 45 (7.72%) zOS
5 35 (6.00%) AIX
6 16 (2.74%) Solaris
7 14 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.06%) Windows Vista
9 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.86%) CentOS
11 5 (0.86%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.69%) SUSE
13 3 (0.51%) HPUX
13 3 (0.51%) MVS
13 3 (0.51%) OS/390
14 2 (0.34%) OS/400
14 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (13.72%) Scrum
3 70 (12.01%) OO
4 68 (11.66%) Migration
4 68 (11.66%) Performance Tuning
5 65 (11.15%) ETL
6 62 (10.63%) Data Modelling
7 61 (10.46%) SDLC
8 53 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 51 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (6.86%) Data Analysis
10 40 (6.86%) ITIL
11 36 (6.17%) Microservices
11 36 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (5.66%) Data Migration
13 32 (5.49%) OOA/OOD
13 32 (5.49%) TDD
14 31 (5.32%) SOA
15 30 (5.15%) Business Analysis
16 28 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 315 (54.03%) SQL
2 201 (34.48%) Java
3 88 (15.09%) Shell Script
4 48 (8.23%) Python
5 41 (7.03%) COBOL
6 40 (6.86%) Perl
7 37 (6.35%) JavaScript
8 27 (4.63%) JCL
9 23 (3.95%) Bash Shell
9 23 (3.95%) C++
10 17 (2.92%) Korn
10 17 (2.92%) RPG
11 16 (2.74%) R
12 14 (2.40%) Assembly Language
12 14 (2.40%) REXX
12 14 (2.40%) RPG IV
13 13 (2.23%) C#
14 10 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.72%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (7.03%) Degree
2 29 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.03%) MCDBA
4 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.86%) ISEB
5 5 (0.86%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.51%) APMG
6 3 (0.51%) CISSP
6 3 (0.51%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.17%) CCDP
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.86%) MiFID
2 34 (5.83%) Dodd-Frank
2 34 (5.83%) EMIR
3 27 (4.63%) Data Quality
3 27 (4.63%) QA
4 13 (2.23%) ISO 20022
5 7 (1.20%) PMO
6 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.51%) SLA
7 2 (0.34%) Basel II
7 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.34%) GCP
7 2 (0.34%) GDPR
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (3.09%) Docker
2 17 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 10 (1.72%) RACF
4 10 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.69%) HDFS
9 3 (0.51%) vSphere
10 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.34%) XenApp
10 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.26%) Ansible
2 18 (3.09%) Tivoli
3 15 (2.57%) Puppet
4 9 (1.54%) zSecure
5 8 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (1.20%) Netcool
6 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.03%) SCCM
8 5 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.69%) Oozie
9 4 (0.69%) OpenView
9 4 (0.69%) QRadar
9 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.51%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (0.51%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.51%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 238 (40.82%) Oracle
2 157 (26.93%) IBM
3 78 (13.38%) Sybase
4 42 (7.20%) SAP
5 36 (6.17%) Microsoft
6 35 (6.00%) Teradata
7 34 (5.83%) Perforce
8 26 (4.46%) Informatica
9 24 (4.12%) Talend
10 21 (3.60%) Netezza
11 20 (3.43%) Ab Initio
12 18 (3.09%) VMware
13 17 (2.92%) HP
13 17 (2.92%) hybris
14 16 (2.74%) CA
15 15 (2.57%) TIBCO
16 13 (2.23%) MicroStrategy
16 13 (2.23%) Red Hat
17 10 (1.72%) Pega
18 9 (1.54%) Tableau
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