Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 343 316
Rank change year-on-year -69 -27 -10
Contract jobs citing DB2 547 609 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.49% 2.87% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 315 392
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.57 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.51% +34.23% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.57 £26.38
% change year-on-year +26.51% +34.86% -33.65%

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 22,007 21,193 24,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.85% 22.42% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,320 14,167 16,550
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 299 408
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -3.64% -
10th Percentile £15.09 £9.37 £11.93
90th Percentile £56.81 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +56.25% -10.28% +1.90%

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 19 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor 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 19 February 2018. 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 -64 457 £500 +11.11% 64
UK excluding London -14 352 £425 +3.03% 58
London -83 175 £550 +10.00% 21
South East -18 118 £450 +5.88% 14
North of England -33 51 £475 +5.56% 16
East of England -8 45 £625 +89.39% 7
Midlands -13 36 £350 -17.65% 3
Northern Ireland +19 35 £420 +1.82% 1
Scotland -17 34 £413 +11.49% 11
South West +35 32 £550 +30.95% 3
North West -16 32 £500 +11.11% 10
East Midlands -7 19 £313 -26.47% 2
Yorkshire -14 17 £550 - 3
West Midlands +3 16 £373 -12.35% 1
North East +14 2 £388 +3.33% 3
Wales -2 1 £550 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 270 (49.36%) SQL
2 261 (47.71%) Java
3 233 (42.60%) Oracle
4 185 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (28.88%) Linux
6 152 (27.79%) Unix
7 144 (26.33%) Finance
8 143 (26.14%) Banking
9 128 (23.40%) IBM
10 116 (21.21%) Relational Database
11 109 (19.93%) Spring
12 103 (18.83%) SQL Server
13 86 (15.72%) Mainframe
14 85 (15.54%) RDBMS
14 85 (15.54%) WebSphere
15 82 (14.99%) JMS
16 75 (13.71%) Sybase
16 75 (13.71%) JavaScript
17 72 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
18 70 (12.80%) XML
19 69 (12.61%) Jenkins
20 63 (11.52%) Web Services
21 61 (11.15%) Scrum
22 60 (10.97%) Git (software)
23 58 (10.60%) HTML
23 58 (10.60%) CSS
23 58 (10.60%) JSP
24 57 (10.42%) SOAP
24 57 (10.42%) AngularJS
25 56 (10.24%) Perl

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 85 (15.54%) WebSphere
2 42 (7.68%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.57%) Confluence
4 24 (4.39%) CICS
5 19 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (3.29%) JBoss
6 18 (3.29%) OpenStack
6 18 (3.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (3.11%) Apache
8 14 (2.56%) FileNet
9 12 (2.19%) IIS
9 12 (2.19%) MQSeries
9 12 (2.19%) WebLogic
10 11 (2.01%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.65%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.46%) CMS
13 7 (1.28%) IBM Domino
14 6 (1.10%) SAS
15 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) HipChat
2 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.20%) Magento
2 7 (1.28%) BPCS
3 4 (0.73%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.37%) BASE24
5 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.37%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.18%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (1.65%) Adobe Analytics
4 9 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.55%) npm
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.37%) Office 365
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.30%) Firewall
2 20 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.29%) HTTP
4 14 (2.56%) SAN
5 10 (1.83%) BIG-IP
5 10 (1.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (1.46%) FTP
7 6 (1.10%) Internet
7 6 (1.10%) Network Security
7 6 (1.10%) WAN
8 4 (0.73%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.73%) SSL
9 3 (0.55%) Converged Networks
10 2 (0.37%) Intranet
11 1 (0.18%) DNS
11 1 (0.18%) IPsec
11 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.18%) SMS
11 1 (0.18%) SMTP
11 1 (0.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 103 (18.83%) SQL Server
3 85 (15.54%) RDBMS
4 55 (10.05%) MySQL
5 54 (9.87%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (6.95%) Oracle Database
7 32 (5.85%) DB2 UDB
8 26 (4.75%) MongoDB
9 23 (4.20%) NoSQL
10 22 (4.02%) Hadoop
11 20 (3.66%) DbVisualizer
12 19 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (2.93%) Big Data
13 16 (2.93%) DataStage
14 13 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (2.19%) Sybase IQ
16 8 (1.46%) PowerCenter
17 7 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
18 6 (1.10%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 69 (12.61%) Jenkins
2 60 (10.97%) Git (software)
3 47 (8.59%) Maven
4 46 (8.41%) JIRA
5 45 (8.23%) JUnit
6 44 (8.04%) Ant
7 26 (4.75%) Subversion
8 24 (4.39%) Bitbucket
8 24 (4.39%) Cucumber
8 24 (4.39%) Gradle
9 22 (4.02%) Eclipse
10 21 (3.84%) TeamCity
11 17 (3.11%) Artifactory
11 17 (3.11%) Selenium
11 17 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (2.56%) XMLSpy
13 13 (2.38%) WebDriver
14 12 (2.19%) webpack
15 10 (1.83%) Bower
15 10 (1.83%) Grunt
General
1 144 (26.33%) Finance
2 143 (26.14%) Banking
3 34 (6.22%) Retail
4 30 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Games
8 4 (0.73%) Back Office
8 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.55%) Law
9 3 (0.55%) Legal
9 3 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) French Language
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
10 2 (0.37%) German Language
10 2 (0.37%) International Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 239 (43.69%) Developer
2 130 (23.77%) Java Developer
3 47 (8.59%) Consultant
4 46 (8.41%) Analyst
5 42 (7.68%) DBA
6 37 (6.76%) Senior Developer
7 28 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 26 (4.75%) Architect
8 26 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (4.39%) Administrator
10 20 (3.66%) DB2 DBA
11 17 (3.11%) ETL Developer
11 17 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.93%) DB2 Developer
13 15 (2.74%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (2.56%) Tester
15 13 (2.38%) Applications Developer
16 12 (2.19%) SQL Developer
16 12 (2.19%) webMethods Developer
16 12 (2.19%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (19.93%) Spring
2 82 (14.99%) JMS
3 70 (12.80%) XML
4 63 (11.52%) Web Services
5 58 (10.60%) CSS
5 58 (10.60%) HTML
5 58 (10.60%) JSP
6 57 (10.42%) AngularJS
6 57 (10.42%) SOAP
7 46 (8.41%) Hibernate
8 44 (8.04%) RESTful
9 41 (7.50%) J2EE
10 39 (7.13%) REST
11 30 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 28 (5.12%) HTML5
13 27 (4.94%) Middleware
14 26 (4.75%) EJB
14 26 (4.75%) J2SE
15 24 (4.39%) Backbone.js
15 24 (4.39%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.72%) Mainframe
2 72 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.74%) DataPower
4 15 (2.74%) Derivative
4 15 (2.74%) Equities
5 14 (2.56%) Clustering
5 14 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.38%) Virtual Team
7 12 (2.19%) iSeries
8 11 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.65%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (1.65%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.65%) Video on Demand
10 8 (1.46%) AS400
10 8 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.46%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.28%) User Experience
11 7 (1.28%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 158 (28.88%) Linux
2 152 (27.79%) Unix
3 43 (7.86%) Windows
4 32 (5.85%) AIX
5 29 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.47%) CentOS
7 15 (2.74%) zOS
8 14 (2.56%) Solaris
9 9 (1.65%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.73%) HPUX
12 4 (0.73%) MVS
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.18%) VME
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (11.15%) Scrum
3 54 (9.87%) SDLC
4 51 (9.32%) TDD
5 47 (8.59%) DevOps
5 47 (8.59%) ETL
6 41 (7.50%) OO
7 40 (7.31%) Migration
8 39 (7.13%) Test Automation
9 38 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (6.95%) SOA
10 36 (6.58%) E-Commerce
11 31 (5.67%) Microservices
11 31 (5.67%) Waterfall
12 30 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
13 29 (5.30%) Analytics
13 29 (5.30%) OOD
14 28 (5.12%) MVC
15 26 (4.75%) DNA
15 26 (4.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 270 (49.36%) SQL
2 261 (47.71%) Java
3 75 (13.71%) JavaScript
4 56 (10.24%) Perl
5 42 (7.68%) Python
6 39 (7.13%) Bash Shell
7 25 (4.57%) Shell Script
8 22 (4.02%) JCL
9 20 (3.66%) RPG
10 18 (3.29%) COBOL
10 18 (3.29%) PHP
10 18 (3.29%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.01%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.65%) AWK
12 9 (1.65%) RPG IV
12 9 (1.65%) Ruby
13 8 (1.46%) C
13 8 (1.46%) REXX
14 7 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.84%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.66%) Degree
4 5 (0.91%) OCP
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.55%) ISEB
6 2 (0.37%) CBAP
6 2 (0.37%) IIBA
6 2 (0.37%) MCSA
6 2 (0.37%) MCSE
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.93%) GCP
2 9 (1.65%) MiFID
3 8 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (1.46%) EMIR
3 8 (1.46%) SLA
4 7 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.28%) QA
5 4 (0.73%) GDPR
6 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (7.86%) Docker
2 18 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.46%) PowerHA
6 6 (1.10%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.55%) RACF
9 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.37%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (8.41%) Ansible
2 33 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (6.03%) Puppet
3 19 (3.47%) Tivoli
4 15 (2.74%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.01%) Data Guard
5 11 (2.01%) Rancher
6 9 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (1.65%) Grafana
6 9 (1.65%) Mesos
7 8 (1.46%) Terraform
8 6 (1.10%) CA Endevor
9 5 (0.91%) SCCM
10 4 (0.73%) SCOM
10 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.73%) yum
11 3 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
11 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 233 (42.60%) Oracle
2 128 (23.40%) IBM
3 75 (13.71%) Sybase
4 33 (6.03%) Microsoft
5 27 (4.94%) Red Hat
6 23 (4.20%) hybris
7 21 (3.84%) SAP
8 20 (3.66%) VMware
9 16 (2.93%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.74%) Ab Initio
11 14 (2.56%) AppDynamics
11 14 (2.56%) Software AG
12 13 (2.38%) Intershop
12 13 (2.38%) Teradata
12 13 (2.38%) webMethods
13 11 (2.01%) Adobe
13 11 (2.01%) Informatica
14 10 (1.83%) F5
14 10 (1.83%) TIBCO
15 9 (1.65%) Green Hat