Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 457 469 397
Rank change year-on-year +12 -72 -48
Contract jobs citing DB2 364 492 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.99% 2.10% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 273 328
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £356
90th Percentile £643 £585 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
UK median hourly rate £42.09 £100.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.12% +258.93% -22.52%
10th Percentile £37.29 £100.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £45.88 £100.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.09 - £25.00

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 18,286 23,420 22,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 22.64% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,470 16,339 15,064
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 227 277
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £12.59 £12.46 £13.71
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.55 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%

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 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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 17 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 23 October 2019. 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 0 284 £500 +12.04% 34
UK excluding London -11 252 £425 - 21
London +41 107 £500 +5.26% 20
South East +17 69 £500 +11.11% 5
Scotland +28 66 £325 -23.53% 6
South West +8 41 £550 +15.79%
North of England 0 38 £428 +0.59% 3
Yorkshire +41 22 £432 -0.59% 2
Midlands +27 15 £375 - 3
East of England +34 13 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands +17 13 £375 +14.29% 1
North West -20 11 £313 -26.47% 1
Wales +30 8 £550 +26.36% 2
North East +16 5 £649 -3.89%
West Midlands +20 2 £413 +10.00% 2
Channel Islands -7 1 £525 -
Northern Ireland -18 1 £375 -10.45%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 238 (65.38%) SQL
2 157 (43.13%) Oracle
3 130 (35.71%) Java
3 130 (35.71%) IBM
4 123 (33.79%) Linux
5 106 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (23.63%) SQL Server
7 81 (22.25%) Finance
8 62 (17.03%) Unix
8 62 (17.03%) JIRA
9 60 (16.48%) Jenkins
10 56 (15.38%) XML
11 55 (15.11%) Windows
12 51 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
13 47 (12.91%) JavaScript
13 47 (12.91%) ETL
14 46 (12.64%) MySQL
14 46 (12.64%) Scrum
15 45 (12.36%) Relational Database
16 44 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
17 43 (11.81%) Sybase
18 40 (10.99%) Migration
18 40 (10.99%) Public Sector
19 37 (10.16%) Mainframe
19 37 (10.16%) WebSphere
20 36 (9.89%) Banking
20 36 (9.89%) JUnit
20 36 (9.89%) ITIL
20 36 (9.89%) DevOps
20 36 (9.89%) IBM InfoSphere

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 37 (10.16%) WebSphere
2 22 (6.04%) CICS
3 17 (4.67%) Confluence
4 16 (4.40%) SAS
4 16 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.12%) Apache
6 14 (3.85%) JBoss
7 11 (3.02%) FileNet
8 7 (1.92%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.10%) IIS
9 4 (1.10%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.82%) Appian
10 3 (0.82%) Jetty
10 3 (0.82%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.82%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Magento
2 3 (0.82%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.55%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.14%) Azure
2 25 (6.87%) AWS
3 16 (4.40%) GCP
3 16 (4.40%) GitHub
4 7 (1.92%) SaaS
5 6 (1.65%) PaaS
6 5 (1.37%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.55%) IaaS
9 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.55%) Qubole
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.27%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.14%) FTP
2 7 (1.92%) SAN
3 4 (1.10%) HTTP
3 4 (1.10%) NAS
4 3 (0.82%) SSL
5 2 (0.55%) Firewall
5 2 (0.55%) LAN
5 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.55%) VoIP
5 2 (0.55%) WAN
6 1 (0.27%) ATM
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) ISDN
6 1 (0.27%) Q.931
6 1 (0.27%) QSIG
6 1 (0.27%) SNMP
6 1 (0.27%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 46 (12.64%) MySQL
3 45 (12.36%) Relational Database
4 44 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (9.89%) IBM InfoSphere
6 35 (9.62%) DataStage
7 30 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (8.24%) MongoDB
8 29 (7.97%) RDBMS
9 18 (4.95%) Informix
10 15 (4.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 15 (4.12%) Hadoop
11 14 (3.85%) Big Data
12 13 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (3.57%) NoSQL
13 12 (3.30%) QualityStage
14 11 (3.02%) DB2 UDB
14 11 (3.02%) Oracle Database
15 7 (1.92%) DbVisualizer
15 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (17.03%) JIRA
2 60 (16.48%) Jenkins
3 36 (9.89%) JUnit
4 33 (9.07%) Git (software)
5 26 (7.14%) Selenium
6 21 (5.77%) Maven
7 20 (5.49%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.85%) Ant
9 9 (2.47%) Gradle
10 8 (2.20%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.65%) Hudson
11 6 (1.65%) IBM UrbanCode
11 6 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.37%) GitLab
12 5 (1.37%) Subversion
13 4 (1.10%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.82%) Axure RP
14 3 (0.82%) ERwin
14 3 (0.82%) JMeter
14 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (22.25%) Finance
2 40 (10.99%) Public Sector
3 36 (9.89%) Banking
4 18 (4.95%) Retail
5 15 (4.12%) Front Office
6 9 (2.47%) Games
7 8 (2.20%) Publishing
8 7 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.65%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.10%) Marketing
12 3 (0.82%) Electronics
12 3 (0.82%) Law
13 2 (0.55%) Automotive
13 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (39.29%) Developer
2 44 (12.09%) DBA
3 43 (11.81%) Java Developer
4 33 (9.07%) Administrator
5 27 (7.42%) Analyst
6 26 (7.14%) DataStage Developer
7 24 (6.59%) DB2 DBA
8 22 (6.04%) Architect
8 22 (6.04%) RPG Developer
9 21 (5.77%) Consultant
10 13 (3.57%) ETL Developer
11 12 (3.30%) COBOL Developer
12 11 (3.02%) DB2 Developer
12 11 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.02%) SQL Developer
13 10 (2.75%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.75%) Lead Java Developer
14 8 (2.20%) DataStage ETL Developer
14 8 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.20%) FileNet Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.38%) XML
2 35 (9.62%) Web Services
3 32 (8.79%) JSON
4 31 (8.52%) Spring
5 27 (7.42%) SOAP
6 25 (6.87%) CSS
6 25 (6.87%) HTML
7 18 (4.95%) Gherkin
8 16 (4.40%) .NET
8 16 (4.40%) J2EE
8 16 (4.40%) Middleware
8 16 (4.40%) REST
8 16 (4.40%) Swagger
9 15 (4.12%) RESTful
10 12 (3.30%) jQuery
10 12 (3.30%) XML Schema
11 11 (3.02%) XSLT
12 10 (2.75%) JSP
13 9 (2.47%) EDI
13 9 (2.47%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.16%) Mainframe
2 30 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.32%) Replication
4 19 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.30%) VSAM
7 10 (2.75%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (2.47%) Clustering
9 7 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.92%) iSeries
10 6 (1.65%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.65%) Derivative
11 5 (1.37%) Blog
11 5 (1.37%) Equities
11 5 (1.37%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.37%) FMCG
11 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 123 (33.79%) Linux
2 62 (17.03%) Unix
3 55 (15.11%) Windows
4 35 (9.62%) AIX
5 25 (6.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.30%) zOS
7 8 (2.20%) Solaris
8 6 (1.65%) MVS
9 5 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.10%) SUSE
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.82%) Mesosphere
11 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.55%) OS/400
13 1 (0.27%) CentOS
13 1 (0.27%) HPUX
13 1 (0.27%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (12.91%) ETL
4 46 (12.64%) Scrum
5 40 (10.99%) Migration
6 36 (9.89%) DevOps
6 36 (9.89%) ITIL
7 31 (8.52%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 28 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 28 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 25 (6.87%) System Testing
10 23 (6.32%) Software Engineering
10 23 (6.32%) TDD
11 22 (6.04%) BDD
12 21 (5.77%) Data Management
12 21 (5.77%) Database Security
12 21 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (5.49%) Analytics
13 20 (5.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 238 (65.38%) SQL
2 130 (35.71%) Java
3 47 (12.91%) JavaScript
4 32 (8.79%) Python
5 24 (6.59%) Bash Shell
5 24 (6.59%) PowerShell
5 24 (6.59%) RPG
5 24 (6.59%) Shell Script
6 22 (6.04%) JCL
6 22 (6.04%) RPG IV
6 22 (6.04%) RPG/400
7 21 (5.77%) COBOL
8 19 (5.22%) VB
9 16 (4.40%) T-SQL
10 15 (4.12%) Perl
11 14 (3.85%) PHP
12 13 (3.57%) C#
12 13 (3.57%) C++
13 11 (3.02%) C
14 9 (2.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.12%) Degree
4 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.82%) CISSP
5 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.02%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) GDPR
4 3 (0.82%) COBIT
4 3 (0.82%) GLBA
4 3 (0.82%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.82%) NIST
4 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.82%) SLA
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.27%) ITGC
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (4.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 14 (3.85%) RACF
3 9 (2.47%) Docker
4 7 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.10%) HDFS
5 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.27%) Postfix
8 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (8.52%) Ansible
2 23 (6.32%) Tivoli
3 11 (3.02%) Control-M
4 10 (2.75%) WMI
5 9 (2.47%) Puppet
6 8 (2.20%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.37%) IBM Guardium
8 5 (1.37%) OMEGAMON
9 4 (1.10%) CA Endevor
9 4 (1.10%) Terraform
9 4 (1.10%) zSecure
10 3 (0.82%) CASB
10 3 (0.82%) Consul
10 3 (0.82%) MAINVIEW
10 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.55%) Automic
11 2 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.55%) Oozie
11 2 (0.55%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 157 (43.13%) Oracle
2 130 (35.71%) IBM
3 43 (11.81%) Sybase
4 33 (9.07%) Microsoft
5 29 (7.97%) Teradata
6 23 (6.32%) SAP
7 17 (4.67%) Citrix
7 17 (4.67%) HP
7 17 (4.67%) MuleSoft
8 14 (3.85%) VMware
9 13 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.30%) Google
11 11 (3.02%) Cognos
12 9 (2.47%) Veritas
13 7 (1.92%) EMC
14 6 (1.65%) Informatica
14 6 (1.65%) Netezza
14 6 (1.65%) Remedy
15 5 (1.37%) CA
15 5 (1.37%) Tableau