Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 394 336 275
Rank change year-on-year -58 -61 +35
Contract jobs citing DB2 600 741 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.63% 3.13% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 372 442
UK median daily rate £436 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% - -
10th Percentile £360 £280 £311
90th Percentile £650 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +48.15% -10.00%
10th Percentile £24.25 £32.40 £25.45
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.60 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +48.15% -10.00%

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 22785 23660 26437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15575 15682 17425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 368 408
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +31.32%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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 -92 461 £465 +9.41% 44
UK excluding London -34 411 £425 +6.25% 32
London -46 172 £531 +18.06% 18
South East +14 123 £389 +0.32% 4
North of England -42 69 £450 +8.11% 14
Scotland -19 62 £425 - 5
Northern Ireland - 62 £425 -
North West -5 48 £404 -6.10% 11
South West +16 35 £475 +26.67% 5
East of England -33 34 £450 +80.00% 2
Midlands -26 25 £325 -23.53% 1
Yorkshire -16 18 £523 -0.48% 3
East Midlands -9 15 £308 -23.13%
West Midlands -16 9 £350 -17.65% 1
North East +25 3 £375 +17.19%
Wales +11 1 £550 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 310 (51.67%) SQL
2 290 (48.33%) Oracle
3 236 (39.33%) Java
4 204 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (31.83%) Linux
6 187 (31.17%) Finance
7 166 (27.67%) Unix
8 164 (27.33%) IBM
9 151 (25.17%) Relational Database
10 134 (22.33%) Banking
11 119 (19.83%) SQL Server
12 115 (19.17%) RDBMS
13 109 (18.17%) Spring
14 99 (16.50%) XML
15 98 (16.33%) JavaScript
16 96 (16.00%) WebSphere
17 92 (15.33%) Sybase
18 87 (14.50%) Web Services
19 85 (14.17%) Mainframe
20 74 (12.33%) Shell Script
20 74 (12.33%) Perl
21 69 (11.50%) CSS
22 68 (11.33%) Test Automation
23 66 (11.00%) Git (software)
23 66 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (10.83%) AngularJS
24 65 (10.83%) Python
25 64 (10.67%) JSP
25 64 (10.67%) Jenkins
26 63 (10.50%) DB2 UDB

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 96 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 53 (8.83%) Tomcat
3 47 (7.83%) CICS
4 41 (6.83%) WebLogic
5 27 (4.50%) JBoss
6 22 (3.67%) SAS
7 21 (3.50%) Confluence
7 21 (3.50%) MQSeries
8 18 (3.00%) Apache
8 18 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (2.17%) IIS
10 11 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.50%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.33%) FileNet
14 7 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.83%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.67%) CMS
16 4 (0.67%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.17%) HipChat
5 8 (1.33%) SPSS
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (2.67%) Magento
2 9 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.67%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.50%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.17%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.50%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (0.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.33%) npm
9 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.83%) Firewall
2 20 (3.33%) SSL
3 16 (2.67%) Kerberos
3 16 (2.67%) LDAP
4 15 (2.50%) SSH
5 14 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.00%) FTP
6 12 (2.00%) SAN
7 11 (1.83%) Internet
8 10 (1.67%) BIG-IP
8 10 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (1.17%) HTTP
10 6 (1.00%) WAN
11 5 (0.83%) SMS
12 4 (0.67%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.67%) SNMP
13 3 (0.50%) Intranet
14 2 (0.33%) Converged Networks
14 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (25.17%) Relational Database
2 119 (19.83%) SQL Server
3 115 (19.17%) RDBMS
4 63 (10.50%) DB2 UDB
5 60 (10.00%) MySQL
6 49 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (6.17%) MongoDB
8 35 (5.83%) Oracle Database
9 22 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (3.00%) DataStage
10 18 (3.00%) DbVisualizer
11 16 (2.67%) Hadoop
12 15 (2.50%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.67%) KDB
13 10 (1.67%) Kdb+
14 9 (1.50%) IBM InfoSphere
14 9 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.33%) Big Data
15 8 (1.33%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 66 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 64 (10.67%) Jenkins
3 56 (9.33%) JIRA
4 43 (7.17%) Cucumber
4 43 (7.17%) JUnit
5 30 (5.00%) Subversion
6 27 (4.50%) Bitbucket
7 26 (4.33%) Maven
8 25 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 23 (3.83%) Ant
9 23 (3.83%) Selenium
10 22 (3.67%) WebDriver
11 20 (3.33%) Bower
11 20 (3.33%) Grunt
11 20 (3.33%) Jasmine
12 15 (2.50%) TeamCity
13 14 (2.33%) Gradle
14 12 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (1.83%) Artifactory
15 11 (1.83%) webpack
General
1 187 (31.17%) Finance
2 134 (22.33%) Banking
3 47 (7.83%) Retail
4 29 (4.83%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.83%) Games
6 11 (1.83%) Front Office
6 11 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.17%) Back Office
8 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.50%) International Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 227 (37.83%) Developer
2 127 (21.17%) Java Developer
3 80 (13.33%) DBA
4 62 (10.33%) Analyst
5 54 (9.00%) DB2 DBA
6 46 (7.67%) Administrator
6 46 (7.67%) Senior Developer
7 42 (7.00%) Consultant
8 41 (6.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 37 (6.17%) Architect
10 27 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
11 25 (4.17%) Tester
12 23 (3.83%) Data Analyst
13 20 (3.33%) Automation Tester
14 16 (2.67%) DB2 Administrator
15 15 (2.50%) Business Analyst
16 13 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
17 12 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
17 12 (2.00%) Programmer
18 11 (1.83%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (18.17%) Spring
2 99 (16.50%) XML
3 87 (14.50%) Web Services
4 69 (11.50%) CSS
5 65 (10.83%) AngularJS
6 64 (10.67%) JSP
7 60 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 58 (9.67%) RESTful
9 53 (8.83%) Middleware
10 50 (8.33%) Struts
10 50 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 48 (8.00%) JMS
12 47 (7.83%) HTML
13 46 (7.67%) Backbone.js
14 40 (6.67%) Gherkin
15 35 (5.83%) Spring Integration
16 34 (5.67%) Ajax
17 31 (5.17%) EJB
18 30 (5.00%) SOAP
19 28 (4.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.17%) Mainframe
2 66 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.67%) Clustering
4 27 (4.50%) Virtual Team
5 26 (4.33%) PKI
6 23 (3.83%) Derivative
7 22 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (3.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 18 (3.00%) Replication
9 17 (2.83%) Computer Science
10 16 (2.67%) AS400
10 16 (2.67%) SWIFT
11 15 (2.50%) Data Structures
11 15 (2.50%) iSeries
12 14 (2.33%) Client/Server
12 14 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (2.17%) Data Centre
13 13 (2.17%) DataPower
14 11 (1.83%) Equities
15 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 191 (31.83%) Linux
2 166 (27.67%) Unix
3 57 (9.50%) Windows
4 43 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (6.67%) zOS
6 31 (5.17%) Solaris
7 30 (5.00%) AIX
8 25 (4.17%) CentOS
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.67%) HPUX
11 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.50%) OS/390
12 3 (0.50%) SUSE
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.33%) OS/400
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.17%) MVS
14 1 (0.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (11.33%) Test Automation
3 58 (9.67%) TDD
4 55 (9.17%) Migration
4 55 (9.17%) MVC
4 55 (9.17%) Performance Tuning
5 52 (8.67%) ETL
6 51 (8.50%) Waterfall
7 50 (8.33%) Scrum
8 45 (7.50%) SDLC
9 42 (7.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 40 (6.67%) DevOps
11 39 (6.50%) Data Modelling
12 37 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (5.67%) E-Commerce
14 32 (5.33%) BDD
15 30 (5.00%) ITIL
16 29 (4.83%) Data Analysis
16 29 (4.83%) OO
17 28 (4.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (51.67%) SQL
2 236 (39.33%) Java
3 98 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 74 (12.33%) Perl
4 74 (12.33%) Shell Script
5 65 (10.83%) Python
6 40 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 34 (5.67%) JCL
8 26 (4.33%) COBOL
9 22 (3.67%) REXX
10 20 (3.33%) RPG
11 19 (3.17%) Assembly Language
11 19 (3.17%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.50%) CLIST
12 15 (2.50%) Korn
13 11 (1.83%) C#
14 10 (1.67%) PHP
14 10 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.67%) RPG IV
14 10 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.50%) Degree
3 21 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.50%) ISEB
6 2 (0.33%) CBAP
6 2 (0.33%) IIBA
6 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.33%) MCSA
6 2 (0.33%) MCSE
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.33%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.17%) CCDP
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.83%) Data Quality
2 18 (3.00%) GCP
2 18 (3.00%) QA
3 10 (1.67%) MiFID
4 8 (1.33%) GDPR
5 6 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.83%) EMIR
6 5 (0.83%) SLA
7 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (4.50%) Docker
2 21 (3.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 18 (3.00%) RACF
4 17 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (2.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 12 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.67%) NFS
9 3 (0.50%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.33%) vSphere
11 1 (0.17%) HDFS
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 49 (8.17%) Ansible
2 20 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.00%) Puppet
4 17 (2.83%) zSecure
5 16 (2.67%) Tivoli
6 14 (2.33%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (2.17%) Mesos
7 13 (2.17%) Rancher
8 12 (2.00%) Netcool
9 10 (1.67%) Data Guard
10 7 (1.17%) SCCM
10 7 (1.17%) SCOM
11 6 (1.00%) MAINVIEW
11 6 (1.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 5 (0.83%) Grafana
13 4 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.67%) WMI
14 3 (0.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 290 (48.33%) Oracle
2 164 (27.33%) IBM
3 92 (15.33%) Sybase
4 29 (4.83%) Red Hat
5 25 (4.17%) hybris
5 25 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 25 (4.17%) SAP
6 21 (3.50%) CA
7 20 (3.33%) VMware
8 18 (3.00%) Teradata
9 17 (2.83%) Ab Initio
9 17 (2.83%) BMC
10 16 (2.67%) Atlassian
10 16 (2.67%) TIBCO
11 15 (2.50%) Remedy
12 14 (2.33%) Informatica
13 13 (2.17%) HP
14 11 (1.83%) Adobe
14 11 (1.83%) Perforce
15 10 (1.67%) F5