Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 431 471 468
Rank change year-on-year +40 -3 -78
Contract jobs citing DB2 115 410 503
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.55% 2.06% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 207 276
Median daily rate £475 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.75% +0.87%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £316
90th Percentile £600 £638 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.65% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.17% -7.87% +34.85%
10th Percentile £38.10 £35.38 £42.30
90th Percentile £62.90 £46.73 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £41.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +60.98% -7.87% +27.14%

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 7,428 19,940 23,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.63% 21.98% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,811 13,643 16,336
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £417
% change year-on-year +4.05% +3.72% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 264 242
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £14.74 £14.26 £13.52
90th Percentile £53.83 £60.00 £53.43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -6.12%

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DB2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DB2.

Daily rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DB2.

Hourly rate trend for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Top 15 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 13 August 2020. 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
UK excluding London +36 84 £441 +3.65% 12
England +54 66 £500 +5.26% 14
Scotland +47 31 £425 +24.27% 2
London +149 22 £475 -5.00% 4
South East +100 19 £500 +19.40% 5
Work from Home -24 14 £475 -2.06% 1
Midlands +77 10 £500 +5.26% 2
North of England +69 10 £450 +5.88% 1
North West +68 10 £450 +5.88%
Northern Ireland +23 9 £431 +15.70%
East Midlands +54 7 £405 -22.12%
West Midlands +65 3 £525 +10.53% 2
South West +61 3 £300 -44.19%
East of England +65 1 £570 +34.12% 2
Wales +39 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 71 (61.74%) SQL
2 52 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (40.00%) Oracle
4 42 (36.52%) Java
4 42 (36.52%) IBM
5 41 (35.65%) Linux
6 37 (32.17%) JIRA
7 33 (28.70%) SQL Server
8 32 (27.83%) Finance
9 30 (26.09%) WebSphere
9 30 (26.09%) XML
10 26 (22.61%) Unix
11 22 (19.13%) Eclipse
12 21 (18.26%) Web Services
12 21 (18.26%) Git (software)
13 20 (17.39%) Windows
13 20 (17.39%) HTML
14 19 (16.52%) JavaScript
14 19 (16.52%) ETL
14 19 (16.52%) Relational Database
15 18 (15.65%) Test Automation
15 18 (15.65%) Selenium
15 18 (15.65%) MySQL
15 18 (15.65%) Business Analysis
15 18 (15.65%) Banking
16 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
16 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (13.91%) SOAP
18 15 (13.04%) CSS

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 30 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 14 (12.17%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.83%) Confluence
4 5 (4.35%) JBoss
4 5 (4.35%) NetWeaver
5 3 (2.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.61%) CICS
5 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.74%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.74%) SAS
7 1 (0.87%) Apache
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Maximo
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.87%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.17%) Azure
2 9 (7.83%) AWS
3 8 (6.96%) GCP
3 8 (6.96%) SaaS
4 7 (6.09%) IaaS
4 7 (6.09%) PaaS
5 6 (5.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 6 (5.22%) Office 365
6 4 (3.48%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.61%) GitHub
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.87%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.87%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.87%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) Firewall
2 8 (6.96%) DNS
2 8 (6.96%) VPN
3 7 (6.09%) DHCP
3 7 (6.09%) WAN
4 6 (5.22%) MPLS
4 6 (5.22%) PBX
4 6 (5.22%) Skype
4 6 (5.22%) VoIP
4 6 (5.22%) Wireless
5 3 (2.61%) FTP
5 3 (2.61%) SAN
5 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.87%) BGP
6 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.87%) NAS
6 1 (0.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.52%) Relational Database
3 18 (15.65%) MySQL
4 10 (8.70%) DB2 UDB
4 10 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (7.83%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.96%) MongoDB
6 8 (6.96%) NoSQL
7 7 (6.09%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (6.09%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (5.22%) OLAP
8 6 (5.22%) Oracle OLAP
8 6 (5.22%) SAP HANA
9 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
9 5 (4.35%) Hazelcast
9 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.48%) Apache Hive
10 4 (3.48%) Power BI
10 4 (3.48%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 37 (32.17%) JIRA
2 22 (19.13%) Eclipse
3 21 (18.26%) Git (software)
4 18 (15.65%) Selenium
5 14 (12.17%) JUnit
6 13 (11.30%) Cucumber
7 12 (10.43%) Jenkins
8 11 (9.57%) Subversion
9 9 (7.83%) Ant
9 9 (7.83%) Axure RP
10 5 (4.35%) JMeter
10 5 (4.35%) Maven
10 5 (4.35%) Postman
10 5 (4.35%) REST Assured
11 3 (2.61%) Bower
11 3 (2.61%) GitLab
11 3 (2.61%) Grunt
11 3 (2.61%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.87%) TestNG
General
1 32 (27.83%) Finance
2 18 (15.65%) Banking
3 15 (13.04%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (36.52%) Developer
2 18 (15.65%) Analyst
3 16 (13.91%) Architect
4 14 (12.17%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.30%) Administrator
6 11 (9.57%) DBA
7 8 (6.96%) Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Technical Architect
8 7 (6.09%) DB2 Administrator
8 7 (6.09%) DB2 DBA
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.22%) ETL Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Ab Initio Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.48%) RPG Developer
11 4 (3.48%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) XML
2 21 (18.26%) Web Services
3 20 (17.39%) HTML
4 16 (13.91%) SOAP
5 15 (13.04%) CSS
6 12 (10.43%) AngularJS
6 12 (10.43%) JSP
7 11 (9.57%) Gherkin
7 11 (9.57%) JSON
8 9 (7.83%) REST
8 9 (7.83%) Spring
9 8 (6.96%) LDAP
9 8 (6.96%) SailPoint
9 8 (6.96%) Servlets
10 7 (6.09%) Node.js
11 6 (5.22%) SAP Basis
12 5 (4.35%) .NET
12 5 (4.35%) Middleware
13 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
13 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.30%) Mainframe
3 8 (6.96%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (5.22%) PKI
4 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.22%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.48%) AS400
6 4 (3.48%) Spread Betting
7 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.61%) iSeries
7 3 (2.61%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.74%) Equities
8 2 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.74%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.74%) Replication
9 1 (0.87%) BBC
9 1 (0.87%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.65%) Linux
2 26 (22.61%) Unix
3 20 (17.39%) Windows
4 10 (8.70%) AIX
4 10 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.74%) zOS
7 1 (0.87%) CentOS
7 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.87%) MVS
7 1 (0.87%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.52%) ETL
3 18 (15.65%) Business Analysis
3 18 (15.65%) Test Automation
4 17 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.30%) Project Management
5 13 (11.30%) TDD
6 12 (10.43%) DevOps
6 12 (10.43%) Programme Management
7 11 (9.57%) Analytics
7 11 (9.57%) ITIL
7 11 (9.57%) Migration
7 11 (9.57%) Unit Testing
8 10 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.70%) Refactoring
8 10 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (7.83%) High Availability
9 9 (7.83%) Multithreading
9 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (61.74%) SQL
2 42 (36.52%) Java
3 19 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.17%) Perl
4 14 (12.17%) Shell Script
5 13 (11.30%) Python
6 10 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.83%) C
8 8 (6.96%) BeanShell
8 8 (6.96%) Bourne shell
8 8 (6.96%) Korn
9 6 (5.22%) PHP
10 5 (4.35%) C#
10 5 (4.35%) Java 8
10 5 (4.35%) RPG
10 5 (4.35%) RPG IV
10 5 (4.35%) RPG/400
11 3 (2.61%) C++
11 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.74%) OCP
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CCIE
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.87%) ISEB
6 1 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) COBIT
2 4 (3.48%) GDPR
2 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.83%) RACF
3 8 (6.96%) Docker
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.74%) Ansible
3 2 (1.74%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.74%) QRadar
3 2 (1.74%) Rancher
4 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.87%) Netcool
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) SCCM
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 46 (40.00%) Oracle
2 42 (36.52%) IBM
3 17 (14.78%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.43%) Red Hat
5 11 (9.57%) SAP
6 8 (6.96%) Curam
6 8 (6.96%) Sybase
7 7 (6.09%) Cisco
8 6 (5.22%) Ab Initio
9 4 (3.48%) Citrix
10 3 (2.61%) Adobe
11 2 (1.74%) Splunk
11 2 (1.74%) Tableau
11 2 (1.74%) Teradata
11 2 (1.74%) VMware
12 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.87%) ForgeRock
12 1 (0.87%) Google
12 1 (0.87%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow