Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 390 337
Rank change year-on-year -61 -53 -59
Contract jobs citing DB2 492 611 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.13% 2.77% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 326 388
UK median daily rate £430 £440 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +9.66% -5.59%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £250
90th Percentile £588 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £396
% change year-on-year - +7.26% -5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 18
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £28.00 £36.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.93% -22.37% +16.35%
10th Percentile £100.25 £23.75 £31.16
90th Percentile £100.75 £35.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £36.07
% change year-on-year - -30.69% +16.35%

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 23,134 22,067 23,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.61% 22.21% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,134 14,919 15,911
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 276 393
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%
10th Percentile £12.37 £13.70 £11.05
90th Percentile £56.55 £54.38 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -0.66%

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 21 October 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 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 21 October 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 -59 391 £450 -5.26% 84
UK excluding London -67 340 £425 - 79
London -42 148 £475 -11.63% 18
South East -40 100 £450 +15.38% 25
Scotland -22 67 £425 - 10
North of England -41 67 £425 - 21
North West -26 52 £425 +6.25% 15
Midlands +4 40 £375 +17.65% 13
Northern Ireland +9 26 £425 - 2
South West -29 26 £475 +2.43% 8
East Midlands +23 25 £328 +6.70% 6
West Midlands -7 15 £375 +9.09% 7
Yorkshire -24 11 £434 -3.54% 5
East of England -15 8 £425 -10.53%
North East +4 4 £675 +97.08% 1
Wales -19 3 £435 -20.86% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 254 (51.63%) SQL
2 215 (43.70%) Oracle
3 162 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (31.30%) Java
5 141 (28.66%) Finance
6 127 (25.81%) SQL Server
6 127 (25.81%) Relational Database
7 121 (24.59%) Unix
8 115 (23.37%) Linux
9 107 (21.75%) IBM
10 89 (18.09%) Banking
11 85 (17.28%) Mainframe
12 79 (16.06%) WebSphere
13 78 (15.85%) Web Services
14 74 (15.04%) JavaScript
15 72 (14.63%) XML
16 66 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
17 65 (13.21%) RDBMS
18 63 (12.80%) Windows
19 61 (12.40%) CICS
20 58 (11.79%) Spring
21 56 (11.38%) COBOL
22 54 (10.98%) Test Automation
23 52 (10.57%) Python
23 52 (10.57%) ETL
23 52 (10.57%) Middleware
24 51 (10.37%) Degree
25 48 (9.76%) NoSQL
26 46 (9.35%) Docker
27 45 (9.15%) Teradata

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 79 (16.06%) WebSphere
2 61 (12.40%) CICS
3 27 (5.49%) SAS
4 19 (3.86%) WebLogic
5 17 (3.46%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (2.44%) Confluence
8 11 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (2.03%) Apache
10 9 (1.83%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.63%) MQSeries
11 8 (1.63%) NetWeaver
12 7 (1.42%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.61%) GemFire
14 3 (0.61%) IIS
14 3 (0.61%) JBoss
15 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.41%) HipChat
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.03%) Maximo
2 7 (1.42%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
5 7 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (1.42%) GitHub
5 7 (1.42%) Serverless
6 6 (1.22%) SaaS
7 5 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.81%) Office 365
8 4 (0.81%) PaaS
9 3 (0.61%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.61%) IaaS
10 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.41%) npm
10 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.05%) Firewall
1 15 (3.05%) SAN
2 14 (2.85%) HTTP
3 8 (1.63%) SMTP
3 8 (1.63%) SNMP
4 5 (1.02%) FTP
4 5 (1.02%) NAS
4 5 (1.02%) SMS
4 5 (1.02%) SSL
5 4 (0.81%) DNS
5 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.61%) LAN
6 3 (0.61%) SSH
6 3 (0.61%) WAN
7 2 (0.41%) ATM
7 2 (0.41%) PABX
7 2 (0.41%) VoIP
7 2 (0.41%) VPN
8 1 (0.20%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (25.81%) Relational Database
1 127 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 65 (13.21%) RDBMS
3 48 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 45 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (7.72%) Big Data
7 27 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (5.28%) DB2 UDB
9 25 (5.08%) MySQL
9 25 (5.08%) Oracle Database
10 20 (4.07%) Redis
11 18 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 16 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
16 11 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
16 11 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (8.74%) Jenkins
2 39 (7.93%) Git (software)
3 36 (7.32%) JIRA
4 32 (6.50%) Cucumber
5 31 (6.30%) JUnit
6 30 (6.10%) Maven
7 27 (5.49%) Eclipse
8 20 (4.07%) Visual Studio
9 19 (3.86%) Selenium
9 19 (3.86%) Subversion
10 16 (3.25%) Bower
10 16 (3.25%) Gradle
11 14 (2.85%) Grunt
11 14 (2.85%) Jasmine
12 11 (2.24%) Ant
12 11 (2.24%) Artifactory
13 9 (1.83%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.63%) Hudson
14 8 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (1.42%) NetBeans
General
1 141 (28.66%) Finance
2 89 (18.09%) Banking
3 26 (5.28%) Retail
4 16 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.24%) Marketing
7 4 (0.81%) Automotive
7 4 (0.81%) Back Office
7 4 (0.81%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 231 (46.95%) Developer
2 76 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 39 (7.93%) Analyst
4 32 (6.50%) DBA
5 26 (5.28%) Architect
6 25 (5.08%) COBOL Developer
7 22 (4.47%) Administrator
7 22 (4.47%) Senior Developer
8 19 (3.86%) DB2 DBA
8 19 (3.86%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (3.25%) .NET Developer
9 16 (3.25%) ETL Developer
10 14 (2.85%) Lead Developer
11 12 (2.44%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.24%) Applications Support
12 11 (2.24%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (2.24%) C# Developer
13 10 (2.03%) Consultant
13 10 (2.03%) DB2 Developer
13 10 (2.03%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.85%) Web Services
2 72 (14.63%) XML
3 58 (11.79%) Spring
4 52 (10.57%) Middleware
5 41 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 40 (8.13%) REST
7 39 (7.93%) CSS
8 36 (7.32%) SOAP
9 33 (6.71%) Hibernate
10 30 (6.10%) HTML
11 29 (5.89%) JSON
11 29 (5.89%) JSP
12 27 (5.49%) .NET
12 27 (5.49%) JMS
13 24 (4.88%) J2EE
14 22 (4.47%) Gherkin
15 21 (4.27%) Kafka
15 21 (4.27%) RESTful
16 20 (4.07%) ASP.NET
16 20 (4.07%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.28%) Mainframe
2 42 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.46%) IBM Mainframe
6 13 (2.64%) Replication
7 10 (2.03%) Clustering
7 10 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.03%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.63%) Derivative
8 8 (1.63%) Tandem
9 7 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.22%) Fintech
10 6 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.02%) AS400
11 5 (1.02%) DataPower
11 5 (1.02%) iSeries
12 4 (0.81%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 121 (24.59%) Unix
2 115 (23.37%) Linux
3 63 (12.80%) Windows
4 39 (7.93%) zOS
5 24 (4.88%) AIX
6 16 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 11 (2.24%) Solaris
9 3 (0.61%) MVS
9 3 (0.61%) OS/2
9 3 (0.61%) SUSE
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.41%) HPUX
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) Android
11 1 (0.20%) VME
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (10.98%) Test Automation
4 52 (10.57%) ETL
5 43 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (8.54%) Project Management
7 41 (8.33%) Migration
8 35 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (7.11%) Scrum
9 33 (6.71%) SDLC
9 33 (6.71%) TDD
10 32 (6.50%) Data Modelling
11 31 (6.30%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (5.49%) Data Analysis
13 27 (5.49%) ITIL
13 27 (5.49%) Performance Monitoring
14 25 (5.08%) BDD
14 25 (5.08%) Configuration Management
14 25 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 254 (51.63%) SQL
2 154 (31.30%) Java
3 74 (15.04%) JavaScript
4 56 (11.38%) COBOL
5 52 (10.57%) Python
6 40 (8.13%) Perl
7 37 (7.52%) Shell Script
8 31 (6.30%) Bash Shell
8 31 (6.30%) JCL
9 28 (5.69%) C#
10 23 (4.67%) REXX
11 17 (3.46%) PL/SQL
12 16 (3.25%) Assembly Language
13 14 (2.85%) Korn
14 12 (2.44%) T-SQL
15 11 (2.24%) Groovy
16 10 (2.03%) C
17 8 (1.63%) Java 8
18 7 (1.42%) PowerShell
18 7 (1.42%) RPG
Qualifications
1 51 (10.37%) Degree
2 24 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.46%) Master's Degree
5 16 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.42%) ISEB
7 5 (1.02%) SAS Certification
8 4 (0.81%) CISSP
9 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.61%) CCNP
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.41%) CCDP
10 2 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.41%) CISA
10 2 (0.41%) CISM
10 2 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.41%) PMP
10 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.05%) QA
2 9 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.42%) SLA
4 5 (1.02%) GDPR
5 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.41%) MiFID
6 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) EMIR
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (9.35%) Docker
2 13 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.44%) RACF
3 12 (2.44%) Time Sharing Option
4 7 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.41%) ACF2
7 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.86%) Ansible
3 16 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.03%) OMEGAMON
4 10 (2.03%) Puppet
5 8 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.42%) Terraform
7 6 (1.22%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.81%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.81%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.61%) CA Endevor
9 3 (0.61%) Nagios
9 3 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.61%) zSecure
10 2 (0.41%) Control-M
10 2 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 215 (43.70%) Oracle
2 107 (21.75%) IBM
3 45 (9.15%) Teradata
4 38 (7.72%) Sybase
5 28 (5.69%) Microsoft
6 22 (4.47%) Red Hat
6 22 (4.47%) SAP
7 19 (3.86%) Netezza
8 16 (3.25%) VMware
9 15 (3.05%) Informatica
10 14 (2.85%) HP
11 13 (2.64%) Talend
12 10 (2.03%) Ab Initio
12 10 (2.03%) BMC
12 10 (2.03%) CA
13 9 (1.83%) Perforce
14 8 (1.63%) Citrix
14 8 (1.63%) Google
14 8 (1.63%) Greenplum
14 8 (1.63%) Remedy