Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 319 274
Rank change year-on-year -55 -45 +21
Contract jobs citing DB2 611 804 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.75% 0.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.77% 3.35% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 403 459
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £355 £250 £311
90th Percentile £650 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £415
% change year-on-year +7.69% -6.02% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 7
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £23.75 £31.57 £25.85
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.15 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +2.86% +16.67%

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 22051 23986 26323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.22% 22.49% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14860 15973 17271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 395 396
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.56% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.70 £12.63
90th Percentile £54.00 £49.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.28% -3.39% +28.26%

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 17 October 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 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 17 October 2017. 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 -82 471 £470 +13.94% 38
UK excluding London -18 425 £420 +7.69% 32
London -28 175 £538 +19.44% 12
South East +40 132 £380 -1.94% 6
North of England -16 83 £404 +3.53% 10
Scotland -13 69 £425 +6.25% 6
North West +5 63 £400 - 9
Northern Ireland - 63 £425 -
South West +25 30 £454 +21.00% 4
East of England -77 29 £525 +65.75% 3
Midlands -19 18 £319 -23.88% 3
Yorkshire -9 16 £450 -7.22% 1
East Midlands -13 13 £308 -23.13%
North East +11 4 £343 +7.03%
West Midlands -12 4 £344 -19.12% 3
Wales +8 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 322 (52.70%) SQL
2 295 (48.28%) Oracle
3 225 (36.82%) Java
4 202 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (30.93%) Finance
6 181 (29.62%) Linux
7 169 (27.66%) Unix
8 160 (26.19%) IBM
9 155 (25.37%) Relational Database
10 135 (22.09%) Banking
11 118 (19.31%) SQL Server
12 113 (18.49%) RDBMS
13 106 (17.35%) XML
13 106 (17.35%) WebSphere
14 96 (15.71%) Spring
15 94 (15.38%) JavaScript
16 92 (15.06%) Sybase
17 91 (14.89%) Mainframe
18 89 (14.57%) Web Services
19 83 (13.58%) Shell Script
20 76 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
21 74 (12.11%) Test Automation
22 70 (11.46%) Performance Tuning
23 67 (10.97%) Git (software)
23 67 (10.97%) Jenkins
24 65 (10.64%) Perl
25 62 (10.15%) JSP
26 61 (9.98%) Python
27 60 (9.82%) CSS
28 59 (9.66%) ETL

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
1 106 (17.35%) WebSphere
2 49 (8.02%) Tomcat
3 43 (7.04%) CICS
4 40 (6.55%) WebLogic
5 25 (4.09%) JBoss
6 22 (3.60%) Confluence
6 22 (3.60%) SAS
7 21 (3.44%) MQSeries
8 15 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (2.13%) Apache
9 13 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.64%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.47%) IIS
12 6 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.82%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.65%) CMS
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.49%) FileNet
Applications
1 26 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.13%) HipChat
5 7 (1.15%) SPSS
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.78%) Magento
2 11 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.98%) Pega PRPC
4 4 (0.65%) Maximo
4 4 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.65%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.16%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 13 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.49%) GitHub
6 2 (0.33%) npm
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.27%) SSL
2 19 (3.11%) LDAP
3 16 (2.62%) Kerberos
3 16 (2.62%) SSH
4 13 (2.13%) Firewall
5 12 (1.96%) Internet
6 11 (1.80%) SAN
7 7 (1.15%) SNMP
8 6 (0.98%) FTP
8 6 (0.98%) HTTP
8 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.82%) SMS
10 4 (0.65%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.49%) ATM
11 3 (0.49%) Intranet
12 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.33%) NAS
13 1 (0.16%) Radio Access Network
13 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (25.37%) Relational Database
2 118 (19.31%) SQL Server
3 113 (18.49%) RDBMS
4 58 (9.49%) MySQL
5 57 (9.33%) DB2 UDB
6 42 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (6.38%) MongoDB
8 30 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (4.26%) Oracle Database
10 25 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (3.60%) DbVisualizer
12 21 (3.44%) Hadoop
13 19 (3.11%) NoSQL
14 16 (2.62%) DataStage
15 14 (2.29%) Big Data
16 13 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
17 12 (1.96%) KDB
17 12 (1.96%) Kdb+
17 12 (1.96%) SAP BW
18 11 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (10.97%) Git (software)
1 67 (10.97%) Jenkins
2 55 (9.00%) JIRA
3 45 (7.36%) Cucumber
4 43 (7.04%) JUnit
5 34 (5.56%) Maven
6 29 (4.75%) Subversion
7 27 (4.42%) Selenium
8 25 (4.09%) Eclipse
8 25 (4.09%) WebDriver
9 23 (3.76%) Bitbucket
10 20 (3.27%) Bower
10 20 (3.27%) Grunt
10 20 (3.27%) Jasmine
11 18 (2.95%) Gradle
12 17 (2.78%) Ant
13 12 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
14 10 (1.64%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 189 (30.93%) Finance
2 135 (22.09%) Banking
3 50 (8.18%) Retail
4 30 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.60%) Games
6 12 (1.96%) Front Office
7 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.31%) Back Office
9 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.49%) International Banking
11 3 (0.49%) Law
11 3 (0.49%) Legal
11 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 217 (35.52%) Developer
2 118 (19.31%) Java Developer
3 93 (15.22%) DBA
4 70 (11.46%) Analyst
5 63 (10.31%) DB2 DBA
6 56 (9.17%) Administrator
7 45 (7.36%) Consultant
7 45 (7.36%) Senior Developer
8 40 (6.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 38 (6.22%) Architect
10 27 (4.42%) Tester
11 26 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
12 24 (3.93%) Data Analyst
13 23 (3.76%) Automation Tester
14 20 (3.27%) DB2 Administrator
15 18 (2.95%) Business Analyst
16 15 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
17 14 (2.29%) Java Automation Tester
18 12 (1.96%) Programmer
18 12 (1.96%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (17.35%) XML
2 96 (15.71%) Spring
3 89 (14.57%) Web Services
4 62 (10.15%) JSP
5 60 (9.82%) CSS
6 57 (9.33%) RESTful
7 55 (9.00%) AngularJS
7 55 (9.00%) Hibernate
8 51 (8.35%) Struts
9 50 (8.18%) JMS
10 48 (7.86%) Middleware
11 47 (7.69%) HTML
12 45 (7.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 43 (7.04%) Gherkin
14 41 (6.71%) Backbone.js
15 35 (5.73%) SOAP
15 35 (5.73%) Spring Integration
16 34 (5.56%) Ajax
17 31 (5.07%) EJB
18 30 (4.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.89%) Mainframe
2 76 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.89%) Clustering
4 27 (4.42%) PKI
5 25 (4.09%) Derivative
5 25 (4.09%) Replication
6 23 (3.76%) Virtual Team
7 20 (3.27%) IBM Mainframe
8 18 (2.95%) Data Structures
9 16 (2.62%) Client/Server
10 15 (2.45%) Data Centre
11 14 (2.29%) iSeries
12 13 (2.13%) AS400
12 13 (2.13%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.96%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.96%) SWIFT
14 11 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (1.64%) Equities
16 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 181 (29.62%) Linux
2 169 (27.66%) Unix
3 57 (9.33%) Windows
4 52 (8.51%) zOS
5 38 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (5.56%) Solaris
7 26 (4.26%) CentOS
8 24 (3.93%) AIX
9 4 (0.65%) HPUX
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.49%) OS/390
10 3 (0.49%) OS/400
10 3 (0.49%) SUSE
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.33%) MVS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (12.11%) Test Automation
3 70 (11.46%) Performance Tuning
4 59 (9.66%) ETL
5 56 (9.17%) Scrum
6 55 (9.00%) Migration
7 52 (8.51%) SDLC
7 52 (8.51%) TDD
8 51 (8.35%) MVC
9 44 (7.20%) Data Modelling
10 43 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (6.87%) Waterfall
12 40 (6.55%) Performance Monitoring
13 36 (5.89%) BDD
14 35 (5.73%) ITIL
15 34 (5.56%) DevOps
15 34 (5.56%) E-Commerce
16 32 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (5.24%) Data Analysis
16 32 (5.24%) OO
Programming Languages
1 322 (52.70%) SQL
2 225 (36.82%) Java
3 94 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 83 (13.58%) Shell Script
5 65 (10.64%) Perl
6 61 (9.98%) Python
7 34 (5.56%) JCL
8 32 (5.24%) Bash Shell
9 31 (5.07%) COBOL
10 24 (3.93%) REXX
11 22 (3.60%) Assembly Language
12 17 (2.78%) Korn
13 16 (2.62%) CLIST
14 14 (2.29%) RPG
15 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.96%) C#
16 12 (1.96%) C++
17 11 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.80%) RPG IV
18 10 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.56%) Degree
3 22 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.49%) ISEB
5 3 (0.49%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.33%) CBAP
6 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.33%) IIBA
6 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.33%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CCDP
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.91%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.27%) QA
3 13 (2.13%) GCP
3 13 (2.13%) MiFID
4 8 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.31%) GDPR
5 7 (1.15%) EMIR
6 6 (0.98%) SLA
7 5 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.49%) ISO 20022
8 3 (0.49%) PMO
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (3.76%) Time Sharing Option
2 18 (2.95%) Docker
2 18 (2.95%) RACF
3 16 (2.62%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 13 (2.13%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.65%) NFS
7 3 (0.49%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 42 (6.87%) Ansible
2 20 (3.27%) Tivoli
3 18 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.95%) zSecure
4 16 (2.62%) Puppet
5 15 (2.45%) Netcool
6 14 (2.29%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (2.13%) Mesos
7 13 (2.13%) Rancher
8 10 (1.64%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.98%) MAINVIEW
9 6 (0.98%) SCCM
10 5 (0.82%) Grafana
10 5 (0.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.65%) SCOM
11 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 295 (48.28%) Oracle
2 160 (26.19%) IBM
3 92 (15.06%) Sybase
4 34 (5.56%) SAP
5 26 (4.26%) hybris
5 26 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 24 (3.93%) Microsoft
7 23 (3.76%) CA
8 21 (3.44%) Ab Initio
8 21 (3.44%) Teradata
9 20 (3.27%) BMC
10 18 (2.95%) Remedy
11 17 (2.78%) TIBCO
12 16 (2.62%) Atlassian
13 13 (2.13%) HP
13 13 (2.13%) Perforce
13 13 (2.13%) VMware
14 11 (1.80%) Informatica
15 10 (1.64%) Talend
16 9 (1.47%) Pega