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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 313 313
Rank change year-on-year -30 0  
Contract jobs citing DB2 283 376 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.75% 3.16% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 195 199
Median daily rate £440 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.93% -6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £47.00 £17.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +168.57% -55.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £17.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +168.57% -55.69%  

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 10282 11885 12104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.18% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6965 7982 7762
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 187 159
Median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.60 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DB2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Top 30 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 28 March 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 -29 255 £440 +3.52% 33
London +35 144 £500 +7.52% 18
South East -8 49 £400 -5.88% 3
Scotland +29 25 £420 +20.00% 4
City of London -9 20 £450 -8.62% 5
East of England -3 17 £330 -12.00% 2
Glasgow +13 15 £475 +26.66% 2
Hampshire +2 14 £375 -18.91%
Essex +4 13 £330 -5.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 13 £550 +46.66%
North West -19 13 £375 -6.36% 2
West Midlands +19 11 £400 +6.66% 2
East Midlands -13 11 £440 +11.74% 3
Canary Wharf +2 10 £600 +25.00%
Berkshire +29 9 - - 1
Edinburgh +19 8 - - 2
Milton Keynes -17 8 - -
Northamptonshire +1 6 £440 +13.54%
Northampton -2 6 £440 -12.00%
Portsmouth - 6 £338 -
West Sussex - 6 £419 -
Birmingham +1 5 £400 +14.28% 1
Manchester -12 5 £375 -5.06%
Lancashire - 5 £363 - 2
Reading +16 4 - -
Yorkshire +8 4 £348 +2.96% 2
Warwickshire +5 4 £450 -
Surrey +2 4 £400 -5.88%
South West -23 4 £475 +72.72% 1
Blackburn - 4 £369 - 1

DB2
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 338 (55.14%) SQL
2 247 (40.29%) Oracle
3 212 (34.58%) Java
4 183 (29.85%) Finance
5 174 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (28.06%) Linux
7 171 (27.90%) IBM
8 158 (25.77%) Unix
9 146 (23.82%) Banking
10 134 (21.86%) SQL Server
10 134 (21.86%) Relational Database
11 132 (21.53%) XML
12 116 (18.92%) Windows
13 96 (15.66%) WebSphere
13 96 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
14 95 (15.50%) Data Modelling
15 88 (14.36%) Mainframe
16 85 (13.87%) Spring
17 79 (12.89%) AIX
18 78 (12.72%) Web Services
19 77 (12.56%) SOAP
20 74 (12.07%) Sybase
21 72 (11.75%) ETL
22 70 (11.42%) JavaScript
22 70 (11.42%) OO
23 69 (11.26%) Scrum
24 65 (10.60%) JSON
25 64 (10.44%) Git (software)
25 64 (10.44%) SAP
26 60 (9.79%) 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 96 (15.66%) WebSphere
2 36 (5.87%) CICS
3 30 (4.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (4.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (4.24%) WebLogic
5 24 (3.92%) JBoss
6 18 (2.94%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.61%) MQSeries
8 15 (2.45%) SharePoint
9 13 (2.12%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.96%) Apache
10 12 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
11 11 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
12 10 (1.63%) SAS
13 9 (1.47%) NetWeaver
14 8 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.31%) IIS
15 7 (1.14%) Confluence
16 6 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
17 5 (0.82%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.14%) MS Office
4 4 (0.65%) MS Project
4 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.14%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.98%) Magento
3 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.82%) Loan IQ
4 5 (0.82%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.65%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.49%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.49%) Staffware
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Maximo
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.10%) IaaS
2 18 (2.94%) SaaS
3 17 (2.77%) PaaS
4 11 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.65%) Bluemix
7 4 (0.65%) GitHub
7 4 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.24%) LDAP
2 13 (2.12%) Firewall
2 13 (2.12%) HTTP
3 12 (1.96%) SMTP
4 11 (1.79%) SAN
4 11 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.14%) SSL
6 5 (0.82%) DNS
6 5 (0.82%) Internet
6 5 (0.82%) NAS
7 4 (0.65%) FTP
7 4 (0.65%) SNMP
7 4 (0.65%) SSH
7 4 (0.65%) WAN
8 3 (0.49%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.49%) LAN
8 3 (0.49%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) AMQP
9 2 (0.33%) ATM
10 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (21.86%) Relational Database
1 134 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.81%) RDBMS
3 47 (7.67%) NoSQL
4 46 (7.50%) MongoDB
5 45 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (7.18%) Big Data
7 43 (7.01%) Hadoop
8 42 (6.85%) Oracle Database
9 30 (4.89%) IBM InfoSphere
10 28 (4.57%) DataStage
11 26 (4.24%) MySQL
12 24 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (3.75%) DB2 UDB
14 17 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
15 15 (2.45%) Apache Hive
15 15 (2.45%) HBase
16 14 (2.28%) KDB
17 13 (2.12%) Sqoop
18 12 (1.96%) Impala
Development Applications
1 64 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 60 (9.79%) Maven
3 57 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 45 (7.34%) Ant
5 40 (6.53%) JUnit
6 39 (6.36%) Gradle
7 33 (5.38%) Selenium
8 32 (5.22%) Subversion
9 31 (5.06%) Hudson
10 30 (4.89%) Cucumber
11 25 (4.08%) JBehave
12 24 (3.92%) Concordion
13 22 (3.59%) Eclipse
14 20 (3.26%) JIRA
15 18 (2.94%) Talend Open Studio
16 17 (2.77%) ERwin
17 13 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (1.63%) PowerDesigner
18 10 (1.63%) TeamCity
19 5 (0.82%) Toad
General
1 183 (29.85%) Finance
2 146 (23.82%) Banking
3 34 (5.55%) Retail
4 26 (4.24%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.92%) Front Office
6 17 (2.77%) Back Office
7 12 (1.96%) Legal
8 11 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.63%) Billing
9 10 (1.63%) Law
10 8 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.82%) Automotive
12 5 (0.82%) Games
12 5 (0.82%) Marketing
13 4 (0.65%) Electronics
13 4 (0.65%) French Language
14 3 (0.49%) German Language
15 2 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 188 (30.67%) Developer
2 114 (18.60%) Analyst
3 95 (15.50%) Java Developer
4 67 (10.93%) Consultant
5 60 (9.79%) Architect
6 59 (9.62%) DBA
7 44 (7.18%) Data Analyst
8 30 (4.89%) Administrator
9 29 (4.73%) DB2 DBA
10 25 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
11 23 (3.75%) Data Consultant
11 23 (3.75%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.59%) Business Analyst
12 22 (3.59%) Data Architect
13 21 (3.43%) Technical Consultant
14 19 (3.10%) Data Quality Consultant
14 19 (3.10%) SAP Consultant
15 15 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (2.45%) Oracle DBA
15 15 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (21.53%) XML
2 85 (13.87%) Spring
3 78 (12.72%) Web Services
4 77 (12.56%) SOAP
5 65 (10.60%) JSON
6 57 (9.30%) J2EE
7 56 (9.14%) HTML
7 56 (9.14%) Middleware
8 48 (7.83%) JMS
9 45 (7.34%) CSS
10 35 (5.71%) JSP
11 33 (5.38%) Hibernate
12 31 (5.06%) jQuery
12 31 (5.06%) REST
13 21 (3.43%) WebSphere MQ
14 20 (3.26%) XML Schema
15 19 (3.10%) Protocol Buffers
16 18 (2.94%) J2SE
16 18 (2.94%) WSDL
17 17 (2.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 96 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (14.36%) Mainframe
3 31 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.89%) Data Structures
5 25 (4.08%) AS400
5 25 (4.08%) Derivative
6 23 (3.75%) iSeries
7 22 (3.59%) SWIFT
8 18 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
9 14 (2.28%) OTC Derivatives
9 14 (2.28%) Replication
10 13 (2.12%) IBM Mainframe
11 12 (1.96%) Clustering
12 10 (1.63%) iPad
13 9 (1.47%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.31%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.31%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 172 (28.06%) Linux
2 158 (25.77%) Unix
3 116 (18.92%) Windows
4 79 (12.89%) AIX
5 35 (5.71%) zOS
6 31 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.77%) Solaris
8 16 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (2.12%) MVS
10 11 (1.79%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.98%) Windows Server
12 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.82%) HPUX
13 5 (0.82%) SUSE
14 4 (0.65%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) VME
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (15.50%) Data Modelling
3 72 (11.75%) ETL
4 70 (11.42%) OO
5 69 (11.26%) Scrum
6 58 (9.46%) Migration
7 56 (9.14%) Microservices
8 53 (8.65%) TDD
9 52 (8.48%) Performance Tuning
10 51 (8.32%) ITIL
11 48 (7.83%) Data Management
11 48 (7.83%) DevOps
11 48 (7.83%) SDLC
12 46 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (6.85%) Change Management
14 41 (6.69%) Data Analysis
15 39 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (5.87%) E-Commerce
16 36 (5.87%) SOA
17 35 (5.71%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 338 (55.14%) SQL
2 212 (34.58%) Java
3 70 (11.42%) JavaScript
4 59 (9.62%) Shell Script
5 53 (8.65%) Perl
6 51 (8.32%) Python
7 35 (5.71%) COBOL
8 31 (5.06%) JCL
9 24 (3.92%) C++
10 21 (3.43%) Scala
11 20 (3.26%) C#
12 19 (3.10%) Bash Shell
13 18 (2.94%) R
14 14 (2.28%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.12%) RPG
16 12 (1.96%) Korn
17 10 (1.63%) C
18 9 (1.47%) RPG IV
19 7 (1.14%) REXX
19 7 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (7.50%) Degree
2 28 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.82%) ISEB
5 4 (0.65%) CISSP
6 3 (0.49%) APMG
6 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.49%) IBM Certification
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.33%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) MCSE
8 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.65%) Data Quality
2 33 (5.38%) Dodd-Frank
2 33 (5.38%) MiFID
3 32 (5.22%) EMIR
4 23 (3.75%) QA
5 12 (1.96%) ISO20022
6 10 (1.63%) SLA
7 6 (0.98%) GDPR
8 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.33%) Basel II
10 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.33%) PMO
11 1 (0.16%) COBIT
11 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.26%) Docker
4 13 (2.12%) HDFS
5 8 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.31%) XenApp
5 8 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.98%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.49%) vSphere
9 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.33%) RACF
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 17 (2.77%) Puppet
2 15 (2.45%) Tivoli
3 14 (2.28%) Ansible
3 14 (2.28%) CA Endevor
4 13 (2.12%) Oozie
5 12 (1.96%) OMEGAMON
5 12 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (1.63%) CA Service Virtualization
6 10 (1.63%) QRadar
7 7 (1.14%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (0.49%) SCCM
11 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.33%) Galera Cluster
11 2 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 247 (40.29%) Oracle
2 171 (27.90%) IBM
3 74 (12.07%) Sybase
4 64 (10.44%) SAP
5 41 (6.69%) Microsoft
5 41 (6.69%) Teradata
6 40 (6.53%) VMware
7 34 (5.55%) Perforce
8 25 (4.08%) Netezza
9 23 (3.75%) CA
10 22 (3.59%) Informatica
10 22 (3.59%) Red Hat
11 20 (3.26%) MicroStrategy
12 18 (2.94%) Talend
13 17 (2.77%) Ab Initio
13 17 (2.77%) HP
13 17 (2.77%) TIBCO
14 15 (2.45%) Citrix
15 14 (2.28%) Splunk
16 11 (1.79%) Cognos
Essex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £466.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago