Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 420 354 330
Rank change year-on-year -66 -24 -28
Contract jobs citing DB2 551 597 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.44% 2.93% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 306 416
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £258
90th Percentile £640 £625 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £408 £375
% change year-on-year +5.89% +8.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% - -11.39%
10th Percentile £42.30 £24.76 £18.88
90th Percentile £45.90 £47.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.54% +17.14% -11.39%

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 22,602 20,352 23,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.45% 22.58% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,739 13,587 15,690
UK median daily rate £470 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £280
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 255 385
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £29.82 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +8.42% -4.15%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.30 £12.08
90th Percentile £53.35 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £28.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year +12.39% +5.61% +0.94%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -89 472 £463 +2.78% 82
UK excluding London -17 350 £432 +5.89% 37
London -86 192 £500 - 59
South East -24 126 £475 +11.76% 4
East of England +21 51 £475 +43.94% 5
North of England -58 51 £393 -1.88% 10
North West -45 43 £390 -2.50% 6
Scotland -41 41 £450 +5.88% 12
Northern Ireland +22 29 £432 +0.35% 2
South West +22 26 £425 -8.11% 1
Midlands -22 26 £373 -10.24% 3
West Midlands -23 14 £375 -9.09% 1
East Midlands -8 11 £325 -22.62% 2
Yorkshire -17 7 £400 -27.27% 2
North East -12 1 £675 +92.86% 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 283 (51.36%) SQL
2 238 (43.19%) Oracle
3 207 (37.57%) Java
4 187 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (33.58%) Linux
6 179 (32.49%) Finance
7 169 (30.67%) IBM
8 151 (27.40%) Unix
9 148 (26.86%) Banking
10 137 (24.86%) SQL Server
11 112 (20.33%) Relational Database
12 105 (19.06%) WebSphere
13 93 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
14 91 (16.52%) XML
15 88 (15.97%) Jenkins
16 87 (15.79%) JMS
16 87 (15.79%) Spring
17 83 (15.06%) Mainframe
17 83 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
18 74 (13.43%) SOAP
18 74 (13.43%) Git (software)
19 72 (13.07%) Web Services
20 70 (12.70%) JavaScript
21 62 (11.25%) Python
22 61 (11.07%) RDBMS
23 59 (10.71%) Sybase
23 59 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
24 58 (10.53%) SDLC
25 57 (10.34%) Maven
26 55 (9.98%) MySQL

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
1 105 (19.06%) WebSphere
2 33 (5.99%) Apache Spark
3 31 (5.63%) Confluence
3 31 (5.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 27 (4.90%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.81%) Apache
6 18 (3.27%) JBoss
7 17 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (2.72%) CICS
8 15 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.54%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.36%) MQSeries
11 12 (2.18%) Apache Solr
12 9 (1.63%) SAS
12 9 (1.63%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.45%) CMS
13 8 (1.45%) IIS
14 7 (1.27%) FileNet
14 7 (1.27%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 20 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.27%) HipChat
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.09%) Magento
2 7 (1.27%) BPCS
3 5 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.73%) Maximo
5 2 (0.36%) BASE24
5 2 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.27%) Serverless
5 5 (0.91%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (0.91%) SaaS
6 4 (0.73%) Office 365
6 4 (0.73%) PaaS
7 3 (0.54%) GitHub
7 3 (0.54%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.36%) npm
8 2 (0.36%) NuGet
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.36%) HTTP
2 20 (3.63%) SAN
3 18 (3.27%) Firewall
4 13 (2.36%) FTP
5 9 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.27%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.09%) SSL
8 4 (0.73%) Internet
8 4 (0.73%) Network Security
9 3 (0.54%) SMS
10 2 (0.36%) Broadband
10 2 (0.36%) DNS
10 2 (0.36%) Intranet
10 2 (0.36%) SMTP
10 2 (0.36%) SNMP
10 2 (0.36%) SSH
11 1 (0.18%) AMQP
11 1 (0.18%) Converged Networks
11 1 (0.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 112 (20.33%) Relational Database
3 93 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (11.07%) RDBMS
5 55 (9.98%) MySQL
6 40 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (7.08%) Big Data
8 36 (6.53%) NoSQL
9 34 (6.17%) MongoDB
10 27 (4.90%) Oracle Database
11 23 (4.17%) Hadoop
12 22 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (3.81%) Blockchain
14 20 (3.63%) DB2 UDB
15 18 (3.27%) DataStage
16 16 (2.90%) Informix
16 16 (2.90%) Redis
17 15 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
18 13 (2.36%) QualityStage
19 12 (2.18%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 88 (15.97%) Jenkins
2 74 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 57 (10.34%) Maven
4 46 (8.35%) Ant
5 43 (7.80%) JIRA
6 32 (5.81%) JUnit
7 29 (5.26%) Subversion
8 28 (5.08%) Gradle
9 27 (4.90%) Eclipse
10 18 (3.27%) Artifactory
11 17 (3.09%) TeamCity
11 17 (3.09%) Visual Studio
12 16 (2.90%) Cucumber
13 14 (2.54%) Selenium
13 14 (2.54%) XMLSpy
14 13 (2.36%) Hudson
15 12 (2.18%) ERwin
16 10 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (1.63%) WebDriver
18 7 (1.27%) Jasmine
General
1 179 (32.49%) Finance
2 148 (26.86%) Banking
3 31 (5.63%) Retail
4 29 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.45%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.27%) French Language
8 7 (1.27%) German Language
9 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.54%) Legal
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 239 (43.38%) Developer
2 103 (18.69%) Java Developer
3 62 (11.25%) DBA
4 52 (9.44%) Analyst
5 35 (6.35%) Administrator
5 35 (6.35%) DB2 DBA
6 26 (4.72%) Senior Developer
7 22 (3.99%) Consultant
7 22 (3.99%) ETL Developer
8 21 (3.81%) Architect
8 21 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (3.09%) DB2 Developer
9 17 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (2.90%) Applications Support
10 16 (2.90%) Talend Developer
11 15 (2.72%) Lead Developer
12 14 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (2.36%) Data Analyst
14 12 (2.18%) Oracle Developer
14 12 (2.18%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (16.52%) XML
2 87 (15.79%) JMS
2 87 (15.79%) Spring
3 74 (13.43%) SOAP
4 72 (13.07%) Web Services
5 54 (9.80%) HTML
6 52 (9.44%) JSP
7 48 (8.71%) REST
8 46 (8.35%) CSS
8 46 (8.35%) J2EE
9 43 (7.80%) AngularJS
10 38 (6.90%) JSON
11 36 (6.53%) Hibernate
12 32 (5.81%) HTML5
13 31 (5.63%) EJB
14 30 (5.44%) Middleware
15 29 (5.26%) RESTful
16 26 (4.72%) Kafka
17 23 (4.17%) JDBC
18 22 (3.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.06%) Mainframe
2 59 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.81%) Replication
5 19 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (3.27%) Data Structures
7 17 (3.09%) IBM Mainframe
8 16 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.00%) Equities
11 7 (1.27%) DataPower
11 7 (1.27%) Derivative
11 7 (1.27%) Fintech
11 7 (1.27%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.27%) VSAM
12 6 (1.09%) Clustering
12 6 (1.09%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 185 (33.58%) Linux
2 151 (27.40%) Unix
3 49 (8.89%) AIX
3 49 (8.89%) Windows
4 27 (4.90%) zOS
5 26 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.72%) Solaris
7 11 (2.00%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.63%) CentOS
9 5 (0.91%) MVS
10 4 (0.73%) HPUX
10 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.36%) Android
11 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.36%) SUSE
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (15.06%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (10.53%) SDLC
4 54 (9.80%) Scrum
5 51 (9.26%) ETL
5 51 (9.26%) OO
6 49 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (7.99%) Change Management
7 44 (7.99%) SOA
8 41 (7.44%) DevOps
8 41 (7.44%) Migration
9 40 (7.26%) Data Analysis
10 36 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (6.53%) Performance Tuning
11 35 (6.35%) Test Automation
12 33 (5.99%) Data Management
12 33 (5.99%) ITIL
12 33 (5.99%) Project Management
13 32 (5.81%) TDD
14 31 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 283 (51.36%) SQL
2 207 (37.57%) Java
3 70 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 62 (11.25%) Python
5 44 (7.99%) Perl
6 42 (7.62%) Bash Shell
7 40 (7.26%) Shell Script
8 33 (5.99%) Korn
9 31 (5.63%) PL/SQL
10 19 (3.45%) JCL
11 18 (3.27%) Java 8
11 18 (3.27%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.90%) C#
13 15 (2.72%) COBOL
14 12 (2.18%) REXX
15 10 (1.81%) C
15 10 (1.81%) PHP
16 9 (1.63%) AWK
16 9 (1.63%) RPG
17 8 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.90%) Degree
4 10 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.91%) OCP
5 5 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.73%) CCDP
6 4 (0.73%) CCNP
6 4 (0.73%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.73%) CISM
6 4 (0.73%) CISSP
7 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.36%) ISEB
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.18%) CCIE
9 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.18%) SLA
3 10 (1.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (1.81%) EMIR
3 10 (1.81%) GDPR
3 10 (1.81%) MiFID
4 6 (1.09%) QA
5 5 (0.91%) GCP
6 4 (0.73%) PMO
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 47 (8.53%) Docker
2 17 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.63%) Time Sharing Option
5 7 (1.27%) PowerHA
6 6 (1.09%) RACF
7 5 (0.91%) StorNext
8 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) XenApp
11 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (7.99%) Ansible
2 33 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (5.63%) Puppet
4 17 (3.09%) Tivoli
5 13 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 12 (2.18%) Terraform
7 9 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.27%) Kibana
8 7 (1.27%) Rancher
9 5 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.91%) Mesos
10 4 (0.73%) Grafana
10 4 (0.73%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (0.73%) yum
11 3 (0.54%) CA Endevor
11 3 (0.54%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.54%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.54%) MAINVIEW
11 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 238 (43.19%) Oracle
2 169 (30.67%) IBM
3 59 (10.71%) Sybase
4 44 (7.99%) Microsoft
5 30 (5.44%) Teradata
6 28 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 24 (4.36%) Talend
8 21 (3.81%) SAP
8 21 (3.81%) VMware
9 17 (3.09%) hybris
9 17 (3.09%) Perforce
10 14 (2.54%) Software AG
10 14 (2.54%) webMethods
11 13 (2.36%) Citrix
11 13 (2.36%) HP
12 12 (2.18%) Informatica
13 11 (2.00%) Remedy
14 10 (1.81%) Google
14 10 (1.81%) Intershop
15 9 (1.63%) Atlassian