Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 378 316
Rank change year-on-year -77 -62 -21
Contract jobs citing DB2 502 607 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.63% 0.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.15% 2.81% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 306 460
UK median daily rate £438 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +9.06% -5.88%
10th Percentile £322 £330 £250
90th Percentile £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 23
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.85% -8.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £42.30 £24.90 £25.65
90th Percentile £45.90 £35.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +27.14% -1.41% -21.11%

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 23,320 21,627 24,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.79% 22.62% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,285 14,408 16,212
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 249 379
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.24 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.50 £49.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £34.00 £30.10
% change year-on-year -5.88% +12.95% +11.49%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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 -67 418 £450 - 67
UK excluding London -65 320 £425 +2.41% 46
London -57 177 £463 -7.50% 25
South East -45 108 £400 +5.26% 17
Scotland -59 53 £440 +3.47% 3
North of England -58 52 £425 +6.25% 10
North West -35 46 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England +2 31 £463 +23.33% 5
Northern Ireland +25 26 £432 +0.35%
Midlands -9 26 £375 - 9
South West -9 22 £425 -5.56% 1
East Midlands +9 13 £311 -24.55% 3
West Midlands -20 13 £375 +4.90% 6
North East -5 3 £675 +117.74%
Yorkshire -29 3 £375 -20.00% 4
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 277 (55.18%) SQL
2 248 (49.40%) Oracle
3 178 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
4 176 (35.06%) Linux
5 164 (32.67%) Finance
6 163 (32.47%) SQL Server
7 147 (29.28%) Java
8 141 (28.09%) IBM
9 131 (26.10%) Unix
10 129 (25.70%) Relational Database
11 117 (23.31%) Banking
12 87 (17.33%) WebSphere
13 83 (16.53%) PostgreSQL
14 81 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
15 79 (15.74%) XML
16 77 (15.34%) Python
17 69 (13.75%) Web Services
18 64 (12.75%) ETL
18 64 (12.75%) Mainframe
19 62 (12.35%) RDBMS
20 60 (11.95%) JavaScript
20 60 (11.95%) Spring
21 59 (11.75%) Windows
22 58 (11.55%) Jenkins
23 57 (11.35%) Git (software)
23 57 (11.35%) SOAP
23 57 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
23 57 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
24 51 (10.16%) Bash Shell
24 51 (10.16%) Big Data

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 87 (17.33%) WebSphere
2 31 (6.18%) Apache Spark
3 27 (5.38%) CICS
4 25 (4.98%) SAS
5 20 (3.98%) Apache
6 19 (3.78%) Confluence
7 18 (3.59%) WebLogic
7 18 (3.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (3.19%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.99%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.79%) IIS
10 9 (1.79%) JBoss
11 8 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.59%) MQSeries
12 7 (1.39%) NetWeaver
13 5 (1.00%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.00%) IBM Connections
13 5 (1.00%) IBM Domino
13 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.60%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.39%) Maximo
3 6 (1.20%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.40%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
3 7 (1.39%) SaaS
3 7 (1.39%) Serverless
4 6 (1.20%) PaaS
5 5 (1.00%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.00%) IaaS
5 5 (1.00%) Office 365
6 4 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.80%) GitHub
7 3 (0.60%) npm
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.40%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.40%) NuGet
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.78%) SAN
2 17 (3.39%) Firewall
2 17 (3.39%) FTP
3 12 (2.39%) HTTP
4 8 (1.59%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.20%) SMS
5 6 (1.20%) SSL
6 4 (0.80%) DNS
6 4 (0.80%) Internet
6 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.60%) NAS
7 3 (0.60%) SSH
8 2 (0.40%) Broadband
8 2 (0.40%) LAN
8 2 (0.40%) SMTP
8 2 (0.40%) SNMP
8 2 (0.40%) WAN
9 1 (0.20%) ATM
9 1 (0.20%) VoIP
9 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (32.47%) SQL Server
2 129 (25.70%) Relational Database
3 83 (16.53%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (12.35%) RDBMS
5 57 (11.35%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (10.16%) Big Data
7 45 (8.96%) NoSQL
8 34 (6.77%) MySQL
9 33 (6.57%) MongoDB
10 29 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (4.78%) DataStage
11 24 (4.78%) Redis
12 23 (4.58%) DB2 UDB
13 20 (3.98%) Blockchain
14 19 (3.78%) IBM InfoSphere
14 19 (3.78%) Oracle Database
15 17 (3.39%) QualityStage
16 16 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
17 15 (2.99%) Hadoop
17 15 (2.99%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 58 (11.55%) Jenkins
2 57 (11.35%) Git (software)
3 39 (7.77%) Maven
4 31 (6.18%) JIRA
5 28 (5.58%) Eclipse
6 25 (4.98%) Subversion
7 24 (4.78%) Visual Studio
8 23 (4.58%) Ant
8 23 (4.58%) Cucumber
9 21 (4.18%) JUnit
10 20 (3.98%) Gradle
11 17 (3.39%) Selenium
12 14 (2.79%) Artifactory
13 13 (2.59%) Hudson
13 13 (2.59%) TeamCity
14 11 (2.19%) ERwin
15 10 (1.99%) Jasmine
16 9 (1.79%) Bower
17 8 (1.59%) Grunt
18 7 (1.39%) GitLab
General
1 164 (32.67%) Finance
2 117 (23.31%) Banking
3 26 (5.18%) Retail
4 25 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.18%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.59%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.00%) French Language
8 5 (1.00%) German Language
9 4 (0.80%) Legal
9 4 (0.80%) Marketing
9 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Front Office
10 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.40%) Automotive
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 219 (43.63%) Developer
2 70 (13.94%) Java Developer
3 60 (11.95%) DBA
4 49 (9.76%) Analyst
5 40 (7.97%) Administrator
6 36 (7.17%) DB2 DBA
7 29 (5.78%) ETL Developer
8 20 (3.98%) Talend Developer
9 18 (3.59%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.39%) Lead Developer
10 17 (3.39%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.19%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.19%) Architect
12 15 (2.99%) Applications Support
12 15 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (2.59%) Data Analyst
14 13 (2.59%) PostgreSQL DBA
15 12 (2.39%) DataStage Developer
15 12 (2.39%) DB2 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (15.74%) XML
2 69 (13.75%) Web Services
3 60 (11.95%) Spring
4 57 (11.35%) SOAP
5 44 (8.76%) JSON
5 44 (8.76%) Middleware
6 43 (8.57%) JMS
7 40 (7.97%) HTML
8 37 (7.37%) REST
9 36 (7.17%) CSS
10 34 (6.77%) Hibernate
10 34 (6.77%) JSP
11 33 (6.57%) AngularJS
12 29 (5.78%) .NET
12 29 (5.78%) J2EE
13 24 (4.78%) HTML5
14 23 (4.58%) .NET Framework
14 23 (4.58%) ASP.NET
14 23 (4.58%) Entity Framework
14 23 (4.58%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.75%) Mainframe
2 47 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.98%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.78%) Replication
6 21 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.19%) Data Structures
7 16 (3.19%) IBM Mainframe
8 11 (2.19%) Fintech
9 10 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.99%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.79%) Clustering
11 8 (1.59%) Derivative
12 7 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.80%) DataPower
13 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.80%) iSeries
14 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 176 (35.06%) Linux
2 131 (26.10%) Unix
3 59 (11.75%) Windows
4 44 (8.76%) AIX
5 33 (6.57%) zOS
6 20 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.78%) Solaris
8 17 (3.39%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.80%) SUSE
11 3 (0.60%) HPUX
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.60%) OS/2
12 2 (0.40%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.40%) MVS
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (12.75%) ETL
4 57 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (9.76%) Data Analysis
5 49 (9.76%) ITIL
6 47 (9.36%) Project Management
7 40 (7.97%) Change Management
7 40 (7.97%) SDLC
8 38 (7.57%) Data Management
8 38 (7.57%) Performance Tuning
9 37 (7.37%) TDD
10 35 (6.97%) Migration
10 35 (6.97%) Test Automation
11 32 (6.37%) Configuration Management
11 32 (6.37%) Scrum
11 32 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (6.18%) OO
13 28 (5.58%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 277 (55.18%) SQL
2 147 (29.28%) Java
3 77 (15.34%) Python
4 60 (11.95%) JavaScript
5 51 (10.16%) Bash Shell
6 49 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 42 (8.37%) Perl
8 39 (7.77%) Korn
9 31 (6.18%) PL/SQL
10 26 (5.18%) C#
11 19 (3.78%) T-SQL
12 18 (3.59%) COBOL
13 15 (2.99%) Java 8
14 14 (2.79%) C
15 12 (2.39%) REXX
16 11 (2.19%) JCL
17 9 (1.79%) PowerShell
18 8 (1.59%) Scala
19 7 (1.39%) Assembly Language
19 7 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (7.37%) Degree
2 27 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.20%) CCNP
5 6 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.20%) CISSP
5 6 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.00%) CCDP
6 5 (1.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (1.00%) CISM
6 5 (1.00%) SAS Certification
7 4 (0.80%) ISEB
8 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.20%) CCIE
9 1 (0.20%) CCNA
9 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.39%) QA
2 12 (2.39%) SLA
3 9 (1.79%) GDPR
4 5 (1.00%) PMO
5 4 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.80%) EMIR
5 4 (0.80%) MiFID
6 2 (0.40%) GCP
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (8.96%) Docker
2 23 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.19%) RACF
4 9 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.00%) StorNext
6 5 (1.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.60%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.20%) HDFS
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) XenApp
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (6.18%) Ansible
2 14 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.19%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.99%) Puppet
5 8 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (1.39%) Kibana
6 7 (1.39%) OMEGAMON
6 7 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.39%) Terraform
6 7 (1.39%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.80%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.60%) Mesos
8 3 (0.60%) Nagios
8 3 (0.60%) Rancher
8 3 (0.60%) zSecure
9 2 (0.40%) Control-M
9 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 248 (49.40%) Oracle
2 141 (28.09%) IBM
3 46 (9.16%) Teradata
4 45 (8.96%) Sybase
5 40 (7.97%) Microsoft
6 27 (5.38%) SAP
6 27 (5.38%) Talend
7 24 (4.78%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.18%) VMware
9 20 (3.98%) HP
10 17 (3.39%) Citrix
11 14 (2.79%) Perforce
11 14 (2.79%) Remedy
12 12 (2.39%) BMC
12 12 (2.39%) Netezza
13 11 (2.19%) Informatica
14 10 (1.99%) CA
15 9 (1.79%) Cloudera
15 9 (1.79%) Greenplum
16 8 (1.59%) Cisco