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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM DB2
UK
Rank 333 305 301
Rank change year-on-year -28 -4  
Contract jobs citing DB2 287 365 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.83% 3.11% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 191 194
Median daily rate £438 £410 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.83% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.75% -59.49%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +193.75% -59.49%  

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 10154 11722 11724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.70% 22.19% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 7857 7471
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 127 190 155
Median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +5.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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 23 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 23 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 -17 261 £438 +2.94% 32
London +35 144 £500 +5.26% 17
South East -6 48 £395 -5.95% 2
Scotland +31 24 £420 +29.23% 5
City of London +7 20 £450 -8.62% 4
East of England -10 17 £330 -12.00% 1
Glasgow +13 15 £475 +40.74% 3
East Midlands -1 15 £425 +7.93% 4
Hampshire -5 14 £383 -15.00%
Essex -3 13 £330 -5.71%
North West -22 13 £375 -7.17% 3
West Midlands +20 12 £400 +6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 12 - -
Canary Wharf +3 11 £600 +25.00%
Berkshire +26 10 - - 2
Northamptonshire -1 9 £425 +9.67%
Northampton +1 8 £433 -13.50%
Milton Keynes -15 8 - -
Edinburgh +15 7 - - 2
Yorkshire +4 6 £348 +1.09% 3
Manchester -4 6 £413 +7.14%
Portsmouth - 6 £338 -
Birmingham +4 5 £400 +14.28% 1
West Sussex - 5 £413 -
Reading +18 4 - - 1
Surrey +7 4 £400 -5.88%
West Yorkshire +2 4 - - 3
Warwickshire -1 4 £450 -
South West -19 4 £475 +72.72%
Lancashire - 4 £369 - 1

DB2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 336 (55.63%) SQL
2 241 (39.90%) Oracle
3 207 (34.27%) Java
4 177 (29.30%) Finance
5 172 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
6 169 (27.98%) Linux
7 168 (27.81%) IBM
8 157 (25.99%) Unix
9 142 (23.51%) Banking
10 136 (22.52%) Relational Database
11 133 (22.02%) SQL Server
12 130 (21.52%) XML
13 114 (18.87%) Windows
14 95 (15.73%) WebSphere
14 95 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
15 92 (15.23%) Data Modelling
16 86 (14.24%) Mainframe
17 84 (13.91%) Spring
18 77 (12.75%) AIX
18 77 (12.75%) Web Services
19 76 (12.58%) SOAP
20 74 (12.25%) Sybase
21 70 (11.59%) OO
21 70 (11.59%) ETL
22 69 (11.42%) JavaScript
23 68 (11.26%) Scrum
24 65 (10.76%) SAP
25 64 (10.60%) JSON
26 63 (10.43%) Git (software)
27 59 (9.77%) Shell Script

DB2
Top Related 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 95 (15.73%) WebSphere
2 36 (5.96%) CICS
3 30 (4.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 30 (4.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (4.14%) WebLogic
5 24 (3.97%) JBoss
6 17 (2.81%) MQSeries
6 17 (2.81%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.48%) SharePoint
8 13 (2.15%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.99%) Apache
9 12 (1.99%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (1.66%) SAS
10 10 (1.66%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (1.49%) NetWeaver
12 8 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.32%) IIS
13 7 (1.16%) Confluence
14 6 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.83%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.16%) MS Office
4 4 (0.66%) MS Project
4 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.50%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.16%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.99%) Magento
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.83%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 5 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.66%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.50%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.50%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.50%) Staffware
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.33%) Maximo
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.15%) IaaS
2 18 (2.98%) SaaS
3 17 (2.81%) PaaS
4 10 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.50%) Bluemix
7 3 (0.50%) GitHub
7 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.30%) LDAP
2 14 (2.32%) Firewall
3 13 (2.15%) HTTP
4 12 (1.99%) SMTP
5 11 (1.82%) SAN
5 11 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.16%) SSL
7 5 (0.83%) DNS
7 5 (0.83%) Internet
7 5 (0.83%) NAS
8 4 (0.66%) FTP
8 4 (0.66%) SNMP
8 4 (0.66%) SSH
8 4 (0.66%) WAN
9 3 (0.50%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.50%) LAN
9 3 (0.50%) Network Security
10 2 (0.33%) AMQP
10 2 (0.33%) ATM
11 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (22.52%) Relational Database
2 133 (22.02%) SQL Server
3 55 (9.11%) RDBMS
4 45 (7.45%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (7.45%) NoSQL
5 44 (7.28%) MongoDB
6 42 (6.95%) Big Data
6 42 (6.95%) Hadoop
7 40 (6.62%) Oracle Database
8 28 (4.64%) IBM InfoSphere
9 26 (4.30%) DataStage
10 24 (3.97%) MySQL
10 24 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (3.64%) DB2 UDB
12 18 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (2.48%) Apache Hive
13 15 (2.48%) HBase
14 14 (2.32%) KDB
15 13 (2.15%) Sqoop
16 12 (1.99%) Impala
Development Applications
1 63 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 59 (9.77%) Maven
3 55 (9.11%) Jenkins
4 44 (7.28%) Ant
5 40 (6.62%) JUnit
6 38 (6.29%) Gradle
7 34 (5.63%) Selenium
8 32 (5.30%) Subversion
9 30 (4.97%) Cucumber
9 30 (4.97%) Hudson
10 25 (4.14%) JBehave
11 24 (3.97%) Concordion
12 22 (3.64%) Eclipse
13 20 (3.31%) JIRA
14 16 (2.65%) ERwin
14 16 (2.65%) Talend Open Studio
15 13 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
17 9 (1.49%) PowerDesigner
18 5 (0.83%) Toad
General
1 177 (29.30%) Finance
2 142 (23.51%) Banking
3 34 (5.63%) Retail
4 25 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.97%) Front Office
6 16 (2.65%) Back Office
7 12 (1.99%) Legal
8 11 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.66%) Billing
10 9 (1.49%) Law
11 6 (0.99%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.83%) Automotive
12 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.83%) Games
12 5 (0.83%) Marketing
13 4 (0.66%) Electronics
13 4 (0.66%) French Language
14 2 (0.33%) German Language
14 2 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 187 (30.96%) Developer
2 114 (18.87%) Analyst
3 93 (15.40%) Java Developer
4 67 (11.09%) Consultant
5 59 (9.77%) Architect
6 56 (9.27%) DBA
7 43 (7.12%) Data Analyst
8 29 (4.80%) Administrator
9 28 (4.64%) DB2 DBA
10 26 (4.30%) SQL Analyst
11 23 (3.81%) Data Consultant
12 22 (3.64%) Business Analyst
12 22 (3.64%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.48%) Data Architect
13 21 (3.48%) Technical Consultant
14 19 (3.15%) Data Quality Consultant
14 19 (3.15%) SAP Consultant
15 15 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
16 14 (2.32%) SQL Data Analyst
16 14 (2.32%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (21.52%) XML
2 84 (13.91%) Spring
3 77 (12.75%) Web Services
4 76 (12.58%) SOAP
5 64 (10.60%) JSON
6 57 (9.44%) J2EE
7 56 (9.27%) HTML
7 56 (9.27%) Middleware
8 47 (7.78%) JMS
9 45 (7.45%) CSS
10 35 (5.79%) JSP
11 33 (5.46%) Hibernate
12 31 (5.13%) jQuery
13 30 (4.97%) REST
14 22 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
15 19 (3.15%) XML Schema
16 18 (2.98%) J2SE
16 18 (2.98%) Protocol Buffers
16 18 (2.98%) WSDL
17 17 (2.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (14.24%) Mainframe
3 31 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.80%) Data Structures
5 26 (4.30%) AS400
6 25 (4.14%) Derivative
7 24 (3.97%) iSeries
8 22 (3.64%) SWIFT
9 17 (2.81%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.32%) Equity Derivative
10 14 (2.32%) OTC Derivatives
11 13 (2.15%) Replication
12 12 (1.99%) Clustering
12 12 (1.99%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (1.66%) iPad
14 8 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.32%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.32%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.32%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 169 (27.98%) Linux
2 157 (25.99%) Unix
3 114 (18.87%) Windows
4 77 (12.75%) AIX
5 35 (5.79%) zOS
6 31 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.81%) Solaris
8 16 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (2.15%) MVS
10 11 (1.82%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.99%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.99%) Windows Server
12 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.83%) HPUX
13 5 (0.83%) SUSE
14 4 (0.66%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) VME
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (15.23%) Data Modelling
3 70 (11.59%) ETL
3 70 (11.59%) OO
4 68 (11.26%) Scrum
5 55 (9.11%) Microservices
5 55 (9.11%) Migration
6 53 (8.77%) TDD
7 51 (8.44%) ITIL
8 50 (8.28%) Performance Tuning
9 48 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (7.78%) Data Management
10 47 (7.78%) SDLC
11 46 (7.62%) DevOps
12 42 (6.95%) Change Management
13 40 (6.62%) Data Analysis
14 38 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 36 (5.96%) E-Commerce
16 35 (5.79%) Domain-Driven Design
16 35 (5.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 336 (55.63%) SQL
2 207 (34.27%) Java
3 69 (11.42%) JavaScript
4 59 (9.77%) Shell Script
5 52 (8.61%) Perl
6 49 (8.11%) Python
7 35 (5.79%) COBOL
8 31 (5.13%) JCL
9 24 (3.97%) C++
10 21 (3.48%) Scala
11 20 (3.31%) C#
12 18 (2.98%) R
13 17 (2.81%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.48%) PL/SQL
15 14 (2.32%) RPG
16 11 (1.82%) Korn
17 10 (1.66%) C
17 10 (1.66%) RPG IV
18 7 (1.16%) REXX
18 7 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (7.45%) Degree
2 26 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.83%) ISEB
5 4 (0.66%) CISSP
6 3 (0.50%) APMG
6 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.50%) IBM Certification
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.33%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.17%) MCSE
8 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.61%) Data Quality
2 32 (5.30%) Dodd-Frank
2 32 (5.30%) MiFID
3 31 (5.13%) EMIR
4 24 (3.97%) QA
5 11 (1.82%) ISO20022
6 10 (1.66%) SLA
7 6 (0.99%) GDPR
8 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.33%) Basel II
10 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.33%) PMO
11 1 (0.17%) COBIT
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.31%) Docker
4 13 (2.15%) HDFS
5 8 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.32%) XenApp
5 8 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.99%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.50%) vSphere
9 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.33%) RACF
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 17 (2.81%) Puppet
2 14 (2.32%) CA Endevor
2 14 (2.32%) Tivoli
3 13 (2.15%) Ansible
3 13 (2.15%) Oozie
4 12 (1.99%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (1.66%) CA Service Virtualization
5 10 (1.66%) QRadar
6 7 (1.16%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.50%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (0.50%) SCCM
10 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.33%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 241 (39.90%) Oracle
2 168 (27.81%) IBM
3 74 (12.25%) Sybase
4 65 (10.76%) SAP
5 41 (6.79%) Microsoft
5 41 (6.79%) Teradata
6 40 (6.62%) VMware
7 33 (5.46%) Perforce
8 25 (4.14%) Netezza
9 23 (3.81%) CA
10 22 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 21 (3.48%) Informatica
12 20 (3.31%) MicroStrategy
13 17 (2.81%) Ab Initio
13 17 (2.81%) TIBCO
14 16 (2.65%) HP
14 16 (2.65%) Talend
15 15 (2.48%) Citrix
16 14 (2.32%) Splunk
17 12 (1.99%) Cognos
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