Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 566 474 485
Rank change year-on-year -92 +11 +27
Contract jobs citing DB2 271 136 279
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.47% 1.51% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 78 144
10th Percentile £413 £300 £313
25th Percentile £463 £381 £397
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £613 £556 £616
90th Percentile £700 £644 £692
UK excluding London median daily rate £476 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +8.18% +3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
10th Percentile - - £21.60
25th Percentile - £42.50 £22.13
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £25.50
Median % change year-on-year - +76.47% +70.00%
75th Percentile - £47.50 £28.38
90th Percentile - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - +76.47% +70.00%

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 18,468 9,030 15,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.23% 21.82% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,158 6,213 10,557
10th Percentile £363 £313 £315
25th Percentile £435 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £483 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% +1.58% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 179 212
10th Percentile £16.74 £13.92 £12.78
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.56 £17.83
Median hourly rate £43.95 £26.96 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +63.02% +3.69% -2.44%
75th Percentile £62.15 £49.38 £42.63
90th Percentile £72.50 £62.01 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.92 £23.50 £22.77
% change year-on-year +82.63% +3.19% -10.70%

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 24 January 2022.

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 16 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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -130 202 £535 +14.44% 24
UK excluding London -90 116 £476 +8.18% 22
Work from Home -81 91 £550 +26.07% 5
London -123 90 £575 +22.67% 6
South East -48 33 £500 - 4
North of England -43 25 £450 +16.13% 3
Scotland -51 24 £470 +10.59% 5
Midlands -66 16 £495 +15.12% 6
North West -41 13 £450 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire -27 12 £500 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -28 11 £540 +86.21% 6
Northern Ireland +4 6 £451 +49.09%
East of England -49 6 £500 -2.44% 1
South West -53 5 £650 +84.64% 3
West Midlands -57 5 £450 -18.18%
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 125 (46.13%) SQL
2 113 (41.70%) Oracle
2 113 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (36.53%) Java
4 76 (28.04%) Social Skills
5 74 (27.31%) Finance
6 70 (25.83%) IBM
7 69 (25.46%) Linux
8 65 (23.99%) Microservices
9 61 (22.51%) AWS
10 59 (21.77%) SQL Server
11 55 (20.30%) Mainframe
12 54 (19.93%) Python
13 52 (19.19%) Spring
14 51 (18.82%) Banking
14 51 (18.82%) CI/CD
15 49 (18.08%) Azure
16 48 (17.71%) Migration
17 47 (17.34%) Jenkins
18 46 (16.97%) Business Intelligence
19 45 (16.61%) CICS
20 44 (16.24%) Data Warehouse
21 43 (15.87%) Unix
21 43 (15.87%) WebSphere
22 41 (15.13%) Scrum
22 41 (15.13%) Windows
23 40 (14.76%) COBOL
23 40 (14.76%) Spring Boot
24 36 (13.28%) Microsoft
24 36 (13.28%) Analytics

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 45 (16.61%) CICS
2 43 (15.87%) WebSphere
3 17 (6.27%) JBoss
4 15 (5.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (5.17%) SAS
6 13 (4.80%) Confluence
7 12 (4.43%) Apache Spark
7 12 (4.43%) NetWeaver
8 6 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (2.21%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.48%) PowerExchange
11 3 (1.11%) CMS
11 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.74%) Apache
12 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.74%) FileNet
12 2 (0.74%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.74%) Maximo
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.37%) BASE24
3 1 (0.37%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.37%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 61 (22.51%) AWS
2 49 (18.08%) Azure
3 32 (11.81%) GCP
4 26 (9.59%) Apigee
4 26 (9.59%) IaaS
4 26 (9.59%) Kong
4 26 (9.59%) PaaS
5 25 (9.23%) Power Platform
6 12 (4.43%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (4.43%) SaaS
7 9 (3.32%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (3.32%) Amazon S3
7 9 (3.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 9 (3.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 9 (3.32%) Datadog
7 9 (3.32%) Snowflake
8 7 (2.58%) GitHub
9 5 (1.85%) Google Data Studio
10 3 (1.11%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.01%) Firewall
2 18 (6.64%) WAN
3 13 (4.80%) VPN
3 13 (4.80%) Wireless
4 11 (4.06%) DNS
4 11 (4.06%) VoIP
5 9 (3.32%) DHCP
5 9 (3.32%) LAN
5 9 (3.32%) MPLS
5 9 (3.32%) PBX
5 9 (3.32%) SD-WAN
5 9 (3.32%) Skype
6 5 (1.85%) FTP
7 4 (1.48%) NAS
7 4 (1.48%) SAN
8 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.74%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.37%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 44 (16.24%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (12.18%) MongoDB
3 33 (12.18%) Relational Database
4 30 (11.07%) Tableau
5 25 (9.23%) Power BI
6 22 (8.12%) Big Data
6 22 (8.12%) MySQL
6 22 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (6.27%) NoSQL
8 15 (5.54%) Hadoop
8 15 (5.54%) RDBMS
9 14 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (4.43%) Metadata
10 12 (4.43%) SAP HANA
11 11 (4.06%) BigQuery
11 11 (4.06%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (3.32%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (2.95%) Data Lake
13 8 (2.95%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 47 (17.34%) Jenkins
2 22 (8.12%) JIRA
3 18 (6.64%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.43%) Maven
5 10 (3.69%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.32%) JMeter
6 9 (3.32%) JUnit
7 7 (2.58%) ClearCase
7 7 (2.58%) ClearQuest
7 7 (2.58%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.58%) GitLab
7 7 (2.58%) Postman
7 7 (2.58%) XPEDITER
8 6 (2.21%) Gradle
8 6 (2.21%) Selenium
9 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.85%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.85%) NeoLoad
9 5 (1.85%) REST Assured
9 5 (1.85%) webpack
General
1 76 (28.04%) Social Skills
2 74 (27.31%) Finance
3 51 (18.82%) Banking
4 27 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (8.12%) Retail
6 17 (6.27%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (4.06%) Legal
8 9 (3.32%) Public Sector
9 8 (2.95%) Financial Institution
10 6 (2.21%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.48%) Front Office
12 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.11%) Back Office
13 3 (1.11%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.74%) Games
15 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 95 (35.06%) Developer
2 43 (15.87%) Java Developer
3 37 (13.65%) Architect
4 19 (7.01%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (6.64%) Analyst
5 18 (6.64%) Consultant
6 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.80%) Data Engineer
9 11 (4.06%) COBOL Developer
10 10 (3.69%) Systems Analyst
11 9 (3.32%) Designer
11 9 (3.32%) Senior Architect
12 8 (2.95%) Administrator
12 8 (2.95%) Business Intelligence Architect
12 8 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (2.95%) IT Architect
12 8 (2.95%) IT Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (2.95%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.95%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.19%) Spring
2 40 (14.76%) Spring Boot
3 36 (13.28%) React
4 27 (9.96%) Node.js
5 26 (9.59%) OAuth
5 26 (9.59%) OpenID
5 26 (9.59%) XML
6 25 (9.23%) Web Services
7 20 (7.38%) AngularJS
8 19 (7.01%) Kafka
8 19 (7.01%) SOAP
9 18 (6.64%) OAuth2
10 17 (6.27%) Middleware
10 17 (6.27%) RESTful
11 15 (5.54%) JSON
12 14 (5.17%) HTML
12 14 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (4.43%) CSS
13 12 (4.43%) SAP Basis
14 11 (4.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.30%) Mainframe
2 24 (8.86%) Public Cloud
3 17 (6.27%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.17%) iPad
5 12 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (4.43%) PKI
6 11 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.69%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (3.69%) VSAM
8 9 (3.32%) iSeries
9 7 (2.58%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.58%) Market Risk
10 6 (2.21%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.85%) Legacy Systems
12 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.11%) FMCG
13 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.11%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 69 (25.46%) Linux
2 43 (15.87%) Unix
3 41 (15.13%) Windows
4 24 (8.86%) zOS
5 23 (8.49%) AIX
6 14 (5.17%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.74%) MVS
10 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (23.99%) Microservices
3 51 (18.82%) CI/CD
4 48 (17.71%) Migration
5 46 (16.97%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (15.13%) Scrum
7 36 (13.28%) Analytics
7 36 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (12.18%) DevOps
9 30 (11.07%) Data Protection
10 27 (9.96%) ITIL
11 26 (9.59%) Event-Driven
11 26 (9.59%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 26 (9.59%) Event-Driven Programming
11 26 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
11 26 (9.59%) Test Automation
11 26 (9.59%) Visualisation
12 25 (9.23%) Computer Science
13 24 (8.86%) Data Modelling
14 23 (8.49%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 125 (46.13%) SQL
2 99 (36.53%) Java
3 54 (19.93%) Python
4 40 (14.76%) COBOL
5 34 (12.55%) JCL
6 28 (10.33%) JavaScript
7 17 (6.27%) C#
7 17 (6.27%) Java 8
7 17 (6.27%) REXX
8 15 (5.54%) Perl
9 14 (5.17%) C++
9 14 (5.17%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.95%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.95%) Scala
11 7 (2.58%) PHP
12 6 (2.21%) Bash
12 6 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.48%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.48%) Natural
Qualifications
1 29 (10.70%) Degree
2 17 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.90%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.21%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.11%) CISSP
6 3 (1.11%) RHCA
7 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.27%) GDPR
2 13 (4.80%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.32%) COBIT
3 9 (3.32%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.48%) Accessibility
5 3 (1.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.74%) PMO
6 2 (0.74%) QA
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 25 (9.23%) Docker
2 17 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.80%) RACF
3 13 (4.80%) Time Sharing Option
4 11 (4.06%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.32%) vSphere
6 8 (2.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 7 (2.58%) HDFS
7 7 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (1.48%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.37%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 22 (8.12%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 9 (3.32%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.58%) Tivoli NetView
3 7 (2.58%) vRealize
4 5 (1.85%) Grafana
4 5 (1.85%) PowerCLI
5 4 (1.48%) Ansible
6 3 (1.11%) Control-M
6 3 (1.11%) zSecure
7 2 (0.74%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.74%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.74%) QRadar
7 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.74%) VxRail
7 2 (0.74%) WMI
8 1 (0.37%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.37%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.37%) nmon
Vendors
1 113 (41.70%) Oracle
2 70 (25.83%) IBM
3 36 (13.28%) Microsoft
4 25 (9.23%) SAP
5 21 (7.75%) VMware
6 18 (6.64%) Citrix
7 17 (6.27%) Google
7 17 (6.27%) Red Hat
8 16 (5.90%) Teradata
9 15 (5.54%) Informatica
10 13 (4.80%) Sybase
11 12 (4.43%) AppDynamics
11 12 (4.43%) Cisco
12 10 (3.69%) CA
12 10 (3.69%) Splunk
13 9 (3.32%) ForgeRock
13 9 (3.32%) Netezza
13 9 (3.32%) Okta
13 9 (3.32%) Software AG
14 7 (2.58%) Dynatrace