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 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 276 268
Rank change year-on-year -46 -8  
Contract jobs citing DB2 283 450 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.76% 3.88% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 251 238
Median daily rate £455 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £260 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00

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 10242 11591 12706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.85% 21.68% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6731 7855 8245
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 £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +3.22% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 173 163
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.27% +33.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.77 £33.50 £25.33
% change year-on-year +12.74% +32.25%  

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 May 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
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 May 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 -56 240 £450 +12.50% 37
London -10 113 £500 +11.11% 17
South East +36 60 £375 -2.59% 9
North West +10 36 £400 +6.66% 4
Scotland +20 32 £400 - 2
Lancashire +25 23 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -12 20 £400 +3.22% 1
Glasgow -7 19 £400 -
Hampshire +19 18 £375 -2.59% 1
City of London -13 16 £513 +6.77% 5
Milton Keynes -3 14 £363 -6.45% 1
Preston - 13 £360 -
Edinburgh +17 12 £700 +75.00% 2
West Sussex - 11 £250 -
Yorkshire +4 10 - - 1
Berkshire +28 9 £550 +155.81% 4
West Yorkshire +18 9 - - 1
East of England -29 9 £333 -11.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £463 -
County Antrim - 9 £463 -
Belfast - 9 £463 -
Leeds +11 8 - -
Canary Wharf +7 7 £613 +27.60%
Bracknell - 7 £550 - 1
Basingstoke +11 6 £275 - 1
South West +9 6 £450 +63.63% 3
Bristol - 6 £450 - 3
Blackburn - 6 £415 -
Gatwick - 6 £250 -
Manchester -5 5 £488 +32.65% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 (56.28%) SQL
2 252 (42.21%) Oracle
3 225 (37.69%) Java
4 195 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (31.49%) Finance
6 171 (28.64%) Unix
7 166 (27.81%) Linux
8 150 (25.13%) IBM
9 149 (24.96%) Banking
10 143 (23.95%) SQL Server
11 139 (23.28%) Relational Database
12 122 (20.44%) XML
13 111 (18.59%) Windows
14 100 (16.75%) WebSphere
15 94 (15.75%) Mainframe
16 89 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
17 85 (14.24%) Spring
18 82 (13.74%) Scrum
19 80 (13.40%) Data Modelling
20 76 (12.73%) ETL
21 75 (12.56%) OO
22 72 (12.06%) Sybase
23 69 (11.56%) SOAP
23 69 (11.56%) Performance Tuning
24 68 (11.39%) Web Services
24 68 (11.39%) Shell Script
25 65 (10.89%) Migration
25 65 (10.89%) Maven
26 62 (10.39%) RDBMS
27 61 (10.22%) Jenkins

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
1 100 (16.75%) WebSphere
2 34 (5.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 26 (4.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 24 (4.02%) CICS
5 22 (3.69%) Tomcat
6 20 (3.35%) WebLogic
7 19 (3.18%) JBoss
8 17 (2.85%) MQSeries
9 13 (2.18%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.84%) SAS
10 11 (1.84%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.51%) Apache
12 8 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.34%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (1.17%) Confluence
13 7 (1.17%) IIS
14 6 (1.01%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.84%) FileNet
15 5 (0.84%) NetWeaver
15 5 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 28 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.50%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Magento
2 7 (1.17%) Maximo
2 7 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.17%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.84%) Loan IQ
3 5 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.67%) Staffware
5 3 (0.50%) Pega PRPC
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.35%) SaaS
2 13 (2.18%) IaaS
2 13 (2.18%) PaaS
3 12 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.84%) GitHub
6 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.03%) LDAP
2 22 (3.69%) SAN
3 14 (2.35%) HTTP
4 10 (1.68%) Firewall
4 10 (1.68%) SMTP
5 9 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.34%) Internet
6 8 (1.34%) NAS
6 8 (1.34%) SSL
7 5 (0.84%) DNS
7 5 (0.84%) SNMP
7 5 (0.84%) SSH
8 3 (0.50%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.50%) FTP
8 3 (0.50%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.34%) ATM
9 2 (0.34%) MPLS
9 2 (0.34%) Network Security
9 2 (0.34%) VPLS
9 2 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (23.95%) SQL Server
2 139 (23.28%) Relational Database
3 62 (10.39%) RDBMS
4 54 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (8.38%) Hadoop
6 47 (7.87%) MongoDB
7 44 (7.37%) Big Data
8 41 (6.87%) MySQL
9 40 (6.70%) NoSQL
10 36 (6.03%) DataStage
11 35 (5.86%) Oracle Database
12 20 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (3.18%) IBM InfoSphere
14 17 (2.85%) DB2 UDB
14 17 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (2.51%) Apache Hive
15 15 (2.51%) HBase
15 15 (2.51%) KDB
16 14 (2.35%) Informix
16 14 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (10.89%) Maven
2 61 (10.22%) Jenkins
3 60 (10.05%) Git (software)
4 44 (7.37%) Gradle
5 42 (7.04%) Ant
6 41 (6.87%) JUnit
7 37 (6.20%) Selenium
8 36 (6.03%) Hudson
9 31 (5.19%) Cucumber
10 26 (4.36%) Talend Open Studio
11 24 (4.02%) JIRA
12 21 (3.52%) Concordion
12 21 (3.52%) JBehave
12 21 (3.52%) Subversion
13 20 (3.35%) ERwin
14 13 (2.18%) Eclipse
14 13 (2.18%) PowerDesigner
15 9 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (1.34%) WebDriver
17 6 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 188 (31.49%) Finance
2 149 (24.96%) Banking
3 44 (7.37%) Retail
4 27 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.85%) Front Office
6 15 (2.51%) Back Office
6 15 (2.51%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.84%) Legal
7 11 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.68%) Games
9 7 (1.17%) Law
9 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.84%) Automotive
10 5 (0.84%) German Language
10 5 (0.84%) Marketing
11 4 (0.67%) Electronics
11 4 (0.67%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 191 (31.99%) Developer
2 103 (17.25%) Analyst
3 97 (16.25%) Java Developer
4 66 (11.06%) Architect
5 65 (10.89%) DBA
6 56 (9.38%) Consultant
7 40 (6.70%) Administrator
8 39 (6.53%) DB2 DBA
9 35 (5.86%) Data Analyst
10 28 (4.69%) Senior Developer
11 23 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (3.35%) Data Architect
13 19 (3.18%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.68%) Designer
14 16 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.51%) DB2 Administrator
15 15 (2.51%) SQL Analyst
16 14 (2.35%) SQL Developer
16 14 (2.35%) Test Analyst
17 13 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (20.44%) XML
2 85 (14.24%) Spring
3 69 (11.56%) SOAP
4 68 (11.39%) Web Services
5 56 (9.38%) J2EE
6 49 (8.21%) JMS
6 49 (8.21%) JSON
7 41 (6.87%) HTML
7 41 (6.87%) Middleware
8 36 (6.03%) JSP
9 33 (5.53%) REST
10 26 (4.36%) CSS
11 24 (4.02%) Protocol Buffers
12 22 (3.69%) Hibernate
13 18 (3.02%) EJB
13 18 (3.02%) J2SE
14 17 (2.85%) jQuery
14 17 (2.85%) XML Messaging
14 17 (2.85%) XML Schema
15 16 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.75%) Mainframe
2 89 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 30 (5.03%) iSeries
5 29 (4.86%) AS400
6 26 (4.36%) Data Structures
7 25 (4.19%) Clustering
8 24 (4.02%) Derivative
9 20 (3.35%) SWIFT
10 18 (3.02%) Replication
11 15 (2.51%) Computer Science
11 15 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
12 14 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (2.18%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (1.68%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.68%) User Experience
15 9 (1.51%) Data Centre
16 8 (1.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 171 (28.64%) Unix
2 166 (27.81%) Linux
3 111 (18.59%) Windows
4 51 (8.54%) AIX
5 31 (5.19%) zOS
6 23 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.51%) Solaris
9 12 (2.01%) Windows Vista
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.01%) CentOS
11 6 (1.01%) MVS
11 6 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.01%) Windows Server
11 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.84%) SUSE
13 2 (0.34%) OS/400
13 2 (0.34%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) OS/2
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (13.74%) Scrum
3 80 (13.40%) Data Modelling
4 76 (12.73%) ETL
5 75 (12.56%) OO
6 69 (11.56%) Performance Tuning
7 65 (10.89%) Migration
8 60 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (9.38%) Test Automation
10 55 (9.21%) SDLC
11 52 (8.71%) ITIL
12 48 (8.04%) Data Analysis
13 47 (7.87%) TDD
14 46 (7.71%) Microservices
15 43 (7.20%) Change Management
16 40 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
16 40 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (6.53%) SOA
18 38 (6.37%) OOA/OOD
19 37 (6.20%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 336 (56.28%) SQL
2 225 (37.69%) Java
3 68 (11.39%) Shell Script
4 49 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 43 (7.20%) Perl
6 38 (6.37%) Python
7 31 (5.19%) COBOL
8 22 (3.69%) C++
9 21 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.18%) JCL
11 16 (2.68%) Scala
12 15 (2.51%) C#
12 15 (2.51%) R
13 14 (2.35%) Korn
13 14 (2.35%) RPG
14 11 (1.84%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.68%) C
15 10 (1.68%) RPG IV
15 10 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (7.37%) Degree
2 29 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.01%) MCDBA
4 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.84%) ISEB
6 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.50%) APMG
7 3 (0.50%) CISSP
7 3 (0.50%) IBM Certification
7 3 (0.50%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.20%) MiFID
2 35 (5.86%) Data Quality
3 34 (5.70%) Dodd-Frank
3 34 (5.70%) EMIR
4 20 (3.35%) QA
5 15 (2.51%) ISO20022
6 10 (1.68%) SLA
7 7 (1.17%) PMO
8 6 (1.01%) GDPR
9 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.34%) Basel II
11 2 (0.34%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.02%) Docker
4 13 (2.18%) HDFS
5 12 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.34%) XenApp
6 8 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.84%) RACF
7 5 (0.84%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.50%) vSphere
9 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 25 (4.19%) Tivoli
2 18 (3.02%) Puppet
3 14 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 13 (2.18%) Oozie
5 12 (2.01%) Ansible
6 9 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (1.17%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.67%) Netcool
10 4 (0.67%) OpenView
10 4 (0.67%) QRadar
10 4 (0.67%) zSecure
11 3 (0.50%) CA Endevor
11 3 (0.50%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
12 2 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 252 (42.21%) Oracle
2 150 (25.13%) IBM
3 72 (12.06%) Sybase
4 50 (8.38%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.38%) SAP
5 40 (6.70%) Teradata
6 36 (6.03%) Perforce
7 35 (5.86%) VMware
8 28 (4.69%) Informatica
9 26 (4.36%) Talend
10 23 (3.85%) Netezza
11 22 (3.69%) Ab Initio
12 21 (3.52%) HP
13 20 (3.35%) MicroStrategy
14 19 (3.18%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.35%) Citrix
16 13 (2.18%) Cognos
16 13 (2.18%) TIBCO
17 10 (1.68%) CA
17 10 (1.68%) Tableau
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago