Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 406 377
Rank change year-on-year -63 -29 -80
Contract jobs citing DB2 502 591 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.11% 2.60% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 337 328
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £313 £360 £280
90th Percentile £621 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
UK median hourly rate £57.75 £35.00 £36.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -2.97% +34.84%
10th Percentile £23.08 £25.00 £32.40
90th Percentile £92.23 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £36.07
% change year-on-year -57.14% -2.97% +36.11%

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 23,813 22,696 23,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.60% 21.98% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,575 15,592 15,339
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 267 355
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +11.25% -0.22%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.75 £51.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00% -3.45%

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 13 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DB2 over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DB2 in the UK

DB2
Top 17 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 December 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 -44 404 £450 -5.26% 69
UK excluding London -55 349 £413 -2.94% 56
London -7 148 £475 -13.64% 19
South East -30 106 £450 +16.13% 15
Scotland -3 67 £400 -5.88% 4
North of England -11 64 £426 -5.42% 17
North West -17 46 £450 +10.43% 9
Midlands +5 40 £375 +11.11% 9
South West -39 32 £500 +5.26% 6
East Midlands +20 28 £345 +12.20% 6
Northern Ireland 0 21 £412 -3.06%
Yorkshire -15 12 £450 -13.40% 7
West Midlands -20 12 £375 - 3
East of England -20 12 £425 -5.56% 3
North East 0 6 £325 -16.13% 1
Wales -15 4 £445 -19.09% 2
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 259 (51.59%) SQL
2 216 (43.03%) Oracle
3 177 (35.26%) Java
4 163 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (25.90%) Finance
6 125 (24.90%) Unix
7 118 (23.51%) IBM
8 116 (23.11%) SQL Server
9 115 (22.91%) Relational Database
10 99 (19.72%) Linux
11 94 (18.73%) Mainframe
12 90 (17.93%) WebSphere
13 79 (15.74%) Banking
14 77 (15.34%) Web Services
15 76 (15.14%) XML
15 76 (15.14%) JavaScript
16 70 (13.94%) Windows
16 70 (13.94%) Spring
17 69 (13.75%) RDBMS
18 68 (13.55%) CICS
19 67 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (12.15%) COBOL
20 61 (12.15%) Middleware
21 58 (11.55%) ETL
22 57 (11.35%) Degree
23 53 (10.56%) Test Automation
24 48 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
24 48 (9.56%) Migration
25 46 (9.16%) CSS
25 46 (9.16%) NoSQL

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 90 (17.93%) WebSphere
2 68 (13.55%) CICS
3 29 (5.78%) SAS
4 22 (4.38%) WebLogic
4 22 (4.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.99%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.99%) MQSeries
8 9 (1.79%) NetWeaver
8 9 (1.79%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.59%) Confluence
10 5 (1.00%) FileNet
10 5 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.00%) JBoss
11 3 (0.60%) GemFire
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.40%) Apache
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Maximo
2 7 (1.39%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.60%) Loan IQ
3 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.79%) GitHub
4 8 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (1.20%) SaaS
6 5 (1.00%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.80%) PaaS
8 3 (0.60%) Apigee
8 3 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.60%) Azure Functions
8 3 (0.60%) Serverless
9 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.40%) IaaS
9 2 (0.40%) npm
9 2 (0.40%) Office 365
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.99%) Firewall
2 13 (2.59%) HTTP
3 12 (2.39%) SMTP
3 12 (2.39%) SNMP
4 11 (2.19%) FTP
5 9 (1.79%) SAN
6 5 (1.00%) NAS
6 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.80%) DNS
7 4 (0.80%) LAN
8 3 (0.60%) Network Security
8 3 (0.60%) SSL
8 3 (0.60%) VPN
8 3 (0.60%) WAN
9 2 (0.40%) ATM
9 2 (0.40%) Internet
9 2 (0.40%) PABX
9 2 (0.40%) VoIP
10 1 (0.20%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.20%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (23.11%) SQL Server
2 115 (22.91%) Relational Database
3 69 (13.75%) RDBMS
4 46 (9.16%) NoSQL
5 44 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (7.77%) Big Data
7 34 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (5.58%) DB2 UDB
8 28 (5.58%) Oracle Database
9 21 (4.18%) MySQL
10 20 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (3.59%) Hadoop
11 18 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 18 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (3.39%) IBM InfoSphere
13 16 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (2.99%) MongoDB
15 13 (2.59%) SAP Data Services
16 11 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (2.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (8.17%) Jenkins
1 41 (8.17%) JUnit
2 36 (7.17%) JIRA
3 33 (6.57%) Cucumber
4 32 (6.37%) Git (software)
5 30 (5.98%) Eclipse
6 28 (5.58%) Maven
7 18 (3.59%) Bower
7 18 (3.59%) Selenium
8 16 (3.19%) Grunt
8 16 (3.19%) Jasmine
9 14 (2.79%) Subversion
10 13 (2.59%) Gradle
10 13 (2.59%) Hudson
11 12 (2.39%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.79%) Ant
13 8 (1.59%) NetBeans
14 7 (1.39%) JMeter
14 7 (1.39%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 130 (25.90%) Finance
2 79 (15.74%) Banking
3 34 (6.77%) Retail
4 16 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.39%) Marketing
6 11 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.00%) Legal
9 4 (0.80%) Automotive
9 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 236 (47.01%) Developer
2 83 (16.53%) Java Developer
3 40 (7.97%) Architect
4 36 (7.17%) Analyst
5 30 (5.98%) COBOL Developer
5 30 (5.98%) DBA
6 26 (5.18%) Administrator
7 25 (4.98%) Senior Developer
8 22 (4.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (3.19%) Consultant
10 15 (2.99%) ETL Developer
11 14 (2.79%) DB2 DBA
12 12 (2.39%) .NET Developer
12 12 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.19%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (2.19%) C# Developer
13 11 (2.19%) RPG Developer
13 11 (2.19%) Technical Architect
14 10 (1.99%) Mainframe Developer
15 9 (1.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (15.34%) Web Services
2 76 (15.14%) XML
3 70 (13.94%) Spring
4 61 (12.15%) Middleware
5 46 (9.16%) CSS
6 41 (8.17%) Hibernate
7 40 (7.97%) REST
8 38 (7.57%) AngularJS
9 35 (6.97%) HTML
10 34 (6.77%) JSP
10 34 (6.77%) SOAP
11 33 (6.57%) J2EE
12 28 (5.58%) JSON
13 24 (4.78%) .NET
13 24 (4.78%) Gherkin
14 23 (4.58%) JMS
14 23 (4.58%) RESTful
15 22 (4.38%) Struts
16 21 (4.18%) LDAP
17 20 (3.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 94 (18.73%) Mainframe
2 48 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.98%) IBM Mainframe
5 15 (2.99%) Clustering
6 11 (2.19%) AS400
6 11 (2.19%) iSeries
7 10 (1.99%) Derivative
7 10 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.79%) Tandem
8 9 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.39%) DataPower
9 7 (1.39%) Replication
9 7 (1.39%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.00%) Equities
10 5 (1.00%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.80%) Fintech
11 4 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (24.90%) Unix
2 99 (19.72%) Linux
3 70 (13.94%) Windows
4 42 (8.37%) zOS
5 21 (4.18%) Windows Server
6 19 (3.78%) AIX
7 9 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.59%) Solaris
9 4 (0.80%) MVS
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.60%) OS/2
10 3 (0.60%) SUSE
11 2 (0.40%) HPUX
11 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.20%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) OS/400
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.20%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (11.55%) ETL
4 53 (10.56%) Test Automation
5 48 (9.56%) Migration
6 43 (8.57%) Scrum
7 41 (8.17%) TDD
8 38 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (6.97%) ITIL
11 34 (6.77%) Project Management
11 34 (6.77%) SDLC
12 31 (6.18%) Data Modelling
12 31 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
13 30 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (5.98%) Data Analysis
14 29 (5.78%) BDD
15 27 (5.38%) Waterfall
16 26 (5.18%) Performance Monitoring
16 26 (5.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 259 (51.59%) SQL
2 177 (35.26%) Java
3 76 (15.14%) JavaScript
4 61 (12.15%) COBOL
5 39 (7.77%) JCL
5 39 (7.77%) Python
6 34 (6.77%) Perl
7 33 (6.57%) Shell Script
8 24 (4.78%) REXX
9 22 (4.38%) C#
10 21 (4.18%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.98%) PL/SQL
12 17 (3.39%) RPG
13 16 (3.19%) Assembly Language
14 12 (2.39%) C
15 11 (2.19%) Groovy
15 11 (2.19%) RPG IV
16 10 (1.99%) RPG/400
17 9 (1.79%) PowerShell
18 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (11.35%) Degree
2 26 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.59%) Master's Degree
5 13 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.39%) ISEB
7 5 (1.00%) SAS Certification
8 4 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) CISA
10 2 (0.40%) CISSP
10 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.40%) PMP
11 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CCNA
11 1 (0.20%) CCNP
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.38%) QA
2 11 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.80%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.60%) PSD2
5 2 (0.40%) HL7
5 2 (0.40%) MiFID
5 2 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 34 (6.77%) Docker
2 18 (3.59%) Time Sharing Option
3 13 (2.59%) RACF
4 8 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.00%) Apache Flume
5 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.40%) ACF2
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.20%) HDFS
9 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.18%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.59%) Ansible
3 9 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.59%) OMEGAMON
5 7 (1.39%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.00%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.80%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.80%) Terraform
9 3 (0.60%) CA Endevor
9 3 (0.60%) Puppet
10 2 (0.40%) Control-M
10 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.40%) Kibana
10 2 (0.40%) Nagios
10 2 (0.40%) Oozie
10 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 216 (43.03%) Oracle
2 118 (23.51%) IBM
3 39 (7.77%) Teradata
4 30 (5.98%) Sybase
5 26 (5.18%) SAP
6 24 (4.78%) Microsoft
7 21 (4.18%) Netezza
8 18 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.19%) HP
10 13 (2.59%) Informatica
11 10 (1.99%) Ab Initio
11 10 (1.99%) F5
11 10 (1.99%) Greenplum
12 9 (1.79%) Citrix
12 9 (1.79%) TIBCO
12 9 (1.79%) VMware
13 8 (1.59%) BMC
13 8 (1.59%) CA
14 6 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (1.20%) Tableau