Period
to 22 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 518 395 475
Rank change year-on-year -123 +80 -5
Contract jobs citing DB2 289 106 388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.67% 1.56% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 61 191
10th Percentile £333 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £410 £361
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £463
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.70% +5.71%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £541
90th Percentile £618 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £413
% change year-on-year +4.41% +4.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £55.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year - +24.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year - +24.72% -

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 17,278 6,786 19,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.57% 22.83% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,999 4,680 13,230
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
25th Percentile £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £623 £598 £575
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 114 249
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.63 £12.25
25th Percentile £20.45 £17.50 £17.09
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.43 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.04% -21.90% +10.29%
75th Percentile £53.16 £41.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.05 £54.70 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -25.00% +20.00%

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 22 September 2021.

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
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 September 2021. 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 -100 207 £500 -0.10% 37
UK excluding London -104 137 £450 +4.41% 28
London -112 99 £525 +10.53% 12
Work from Home -189 78 £516 +8.63% 6
Scotland -64 41 £460 +8.24% 3
South East -77 32 £490 -2.00% 3
Midlands -61 27 £450 -10.00% 7
North of England -72 20 £438 +62.04% 9
West Midlands -50 16 £475 - 7
North West -50 14 £450 +66.67% 7
East Midlands -38 10 £310 -38.00%
East of England -36 9 £438 -23.25% 3
Northern Ireland -6 7 £475 +10.21% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £425 - 2
South West -47 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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.

1 155 (53.63%) SQL
2 136 (47.06%) Oracle
3 121 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (32.53%) Java
5 87 (30.10%) IBM
6 84 (29.07%) Social Skills
7 73 (25.26%) Mainframe
8 71 (24.57%) Linux
9 68 (23.53%) CICS
10 63 (21.80%) Scrum
11 60 (20.76%) Test Automation
12 59 (20.42%) Azure
13 58 (20.07%) AWS
14 57 (19.72%) JIRA
14 57 (19.72%) SQL Server
15 51 (17.65%) Unix
16 50 (17.30%) COBOL
16 50 (17.30%) Finance
17 49 (16.96%) Microservices
18 46 (15.92%) JavaScript
18 46 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
19 45 (15.57%) Python
20 44 (15.22%) Mentoring
21 43 (14.88%) GCP
21 43 (14.88%) DevOps
21 43 (14.88%) Analytics
21 43 (14.88%) MySQL
21 43 (14.88%) zOS
21 43 (14.88%) WebSphere
22 42 (14.53%) Banking

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 68 (23.53%) CICS
2 43 (14.88%) WebSphere
3 27 (9.34%) Confluence
3 27 (9.34%) SAS
4 11 (3.81%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.46%) IBM Domino
6 7 (2.42%) JBoss
6 7 (2.42%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.08%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.73%) NetWeaver
9 4 (1.38%) Apache
9 4 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Magento
2 3 (1.04%) BASE24
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Maximo
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.35%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.42%) Azure
2 58 (20.07%) AWS
3 43 (14.88%) GCP
4 21 (7.27%) AWS Lambda
4 21 (7.27%) Serverless
5 20 (6.92%) IaaS
5 20 (6.92%) PaaS
6 19 (6.57%) Cloud Functions
7 12 (4.15%) GitHub
8 10 (3.46%) Datadog
9 9 (3.11%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (2.08%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.08%) SaaS
11 5 (1.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (1.73%) Microsoft 365
11 5 (1.73%) Snowflake
12 4 (1.38%) Google Data Studio
13 3 (1.04%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.84%) Firewall
2 12 (4.15%) WAN
3 10 (3.46%) NAS
3 10 (3.46%) SAN
4 9 (3.11%) VPN
4 9 (3.11%) Wireless
5 7 (2.42%) LAN
6 6 (2.08%) ATM
6 6 (2.08%) DNS
6 6 (2.08%) FTP
6 6 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.73%) DHCP
7 5 (1.73%) MPLS
7 5 (1.73%) SD-WAN
8 4 (1.38%) PBX
8 4 (1.38%) Skype
8 4 (1.38%) VoIP
9 3 (1.04%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.69%) HTTP
10 2 (0.69%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.88%) MySQL
3 39 (13.49%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (13.49%) Relational Database
4 25 (8.65%) NoSQL
5 24 (8.30%) Hadoop
6 23 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (5.88%) IDMS
8 16 (5.54%) Big Data
8 16 (5.54%) MongoDB
8 16 (5.54%) RDBMS
9 14 (4.84%) BigQuery
10 13 (4.50%) DB2 UDB
11 12 (4.15%) Oracle Database
11 12 (4.15%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 11 (3.81%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (3.46%) Tableau
14 9 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (3.11%) Data Lake
14 9 (3.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 57 (19.72%) JIRA
2 35 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 35 (12.11%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.96%) Cucumber
3 23 (7.96%) Selenium
4 21 (7.27%) JUnit
5 16 (5.54%) Postman
5 16 (5.54%) REST Assured
6 13 (4.50%) JMeter
6 13 (4.50%) Maven
7 12 (4.15%) Eclipse
7 12 (4.15%) Subversion
8 10 (3.46%) Mockito
9 9 (3.11%) Ant
9 9 (3.11%) GitLab
9 9 (3.11%) Serenity BDD
10 7 (2.42%) XPEDITER
11 6 (2.08%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.08%) Tricentis qTest
12 5 (1.73%) WebDriver
General
1 84 (29.07%) Social Skills
2 50 (17.30%) Finance
3 42 (14.53%) Banking
4 35 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.54%) Public Sector
6 15 (5.19%) Retail
7 11 (3.81%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (3.46%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (3.11%) Investment Banking
9 9 (3.11%) Legal
10 4 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.04%) Front Office
11 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.69%) Back Office
12 2 (0.69%) Games
12 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.35%) Billing
13 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (30.10%) Developer
2 36 (12.46%) Architect
3 27 (9.34%) Java Developer
4 21 (7.27%) Analyst
5 20 (6.92%) Consultant
6 17 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 16 (5.54%) DBA
8 14 (4.84%) COBOL Developer
8 14 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 13 (4.50%) Administrator
10 12 (4.15%) SAS Consultant
10 12 (4.15%) Tester
11 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (3.81%) Senior Architect
12 10 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 9 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (3.11%) Software Engineer
14 8 (2.77%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.19%) Spring
2 38 (13.15%) React
2 38 (13.15%) XML
3 26 (9.00%) JSON
4 23 (7.96%) Web Services
5 22 (7.61%) HTML
6 19 (6.57%) Gherkin
7 18 (6.23%) Django
7 18 (6.23%) FastAPI
7 18 (6.23%) Flask
7 18 (6.23%) RabbitMQ
8 17 (5.88%) Spring Boot
9 16 (5.54%) Hibernate
9 16 (5.54%) RESTful
10 15 (5.19%) Redux
11 13 (4.50%) SOAP
12 12 (4.15%) AngularJS
12 12 (4.15%) REST
13 11 (3.81%) JSP
13 11 (3.81%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 73 (25.26%) Mainframe
2 14 (4.84%) Data Structures
3 11 (3.81%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (3.81%) iSeries
4 10 (3.46%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.11%) VSAM
6 8 (2.77%) AS400
6 8 (2.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (2.77%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.42%) Legacy Applications
7 7 (2.42%) Legacy Systems
7 7 (2.42%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.08%) PKI
8 6 (2.08%) Replication
8 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.38%) FMCG
9 4 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.38%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.38%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 71 (24.57%) Linux
2 51 (17.65%) Unix
3 43 (14.88%) zOS
4 41 (14.19%) Windows
5 13 (4.50%) AIX
5 13 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.15%) MVS
7 7 (2.42%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.04%) Solaris
9 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.80%) Scrum
3 60 (20.76%) Test Automation
4 49 (16.96%) Microservices
5 46 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (15.22%) Mentoring
7 43 (14.88%) Analytics
7 43 (14.88%) DevOps
8 40 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (13.15%) Migration
10 30 (10.38%) Software Engineering
11 27 (9.34%) Coaching
11 27 (9.34%) Software Testing
12 26 (9.00%) Configuration Management
12 26 (9.00%) Requirements Gathering
12 26 (9.00%) Software Delivery
12 26 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (8.65%) Process Improvement
14 23 (7.96%) Data Modelling
14 23 (7.96%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 155 (53.63%) SQL
2 94 (32.53%) Java
3 50 (17.30%) COBOL
4 46 (15.92%) JavaScript
5 45 (15.57%) Python
6 41 (14.19%) JCL
7 24 (8.30%) REXX
8 20 (6.92%) Java 8
9 15 (5.19%) Shell Script
10 13 (4.50%) Perl
11 9 (3.11%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.42%) Natural
12 7 (2.42%) PHP
12 7 (2.42%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.08%) C
13 6 (2.08%) C#
14 5 (1.73%) RPG
15 4 (1.38%) BeanShell
15 4 (1.38%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (6.92%) Degree
2 12 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.42%) SAS Certification
4 6 (2.08%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.38%) IBM Certification
7 3 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.04%) RHCA
7 3 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) ISEB
8 2 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CEH
9 1 (0.35%) CISSP
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.84%) GRC
2 10 (3.46%) QA
3 8 (2.77%) GDPR
4 4 (1.38%) COBIT
4 4 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.04%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.69%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.69%) FISMA
6 2 (0.69%) NIST
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) SLA
7 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (9.69%) RACF
2 17 (5.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 16 (5.54%) Docker
4 12 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.81%) Active Directory
6 7 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.42%) vSphere
7 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.69%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.35%) ACF2
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (6.57%) Ansible
2 16 (5.54%) Tivoli NetView
3 10 (3.46%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (1.73%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.04%) Control-M
7 3 (1.04%) Grafana
7 3 (1.04%) Rundeck
7 3 (1.04%) Terraform
8 2 (0.69%) AppDetective
8 2 (0.69%) Kibana
8 2 (0.69%) Nessus
8 2 (0.69%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.69%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.35%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.35%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 136 (47.06%) Oracle
2 87 (30.10%) IBM
3 24 (8.30%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.61%) Google
4 22 (7.61%) Red Hat
5 19 (6.57%) Alibaba
5 19 (6.57%) SAP
6 15 (5.19%) VMware
7 14 (4.84%) Broadcom
8 13 (4.50%) Citrix
8 13 (4.50%) Teradata
9 12 (4.15%) AppDynamics
9 12 (4.15%) Splunk
10 11 (3.81%) Informatica
10 11 (3.81%) Sybase
11 10 (3.46%) Xerox
12 8 (2.77%) Cisco
12 8 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (2.42%) CA
13 7 (2.42%) hybris