Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 488 447 379
Rank change year-on-year -41 -68 -68
Contract jobs citing DB2 383 530 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.86% 2.25% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 290 303
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £580 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £413
% change year-on-year -1.39% +4.48% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £44.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +27.14% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £42.30 £25.70
90th Percentile £46.72 £45.90 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.73% +8.54% +17.99%

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 20,567 23,514 21,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.15% 22.69% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,088 16,385 14,160
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £635 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 238 269
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +9.73%
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +6.35% +10.53%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -57 310 £450 - 48
UK excluding London -4 296 £425 -1.39% 46
South East +10 95 £419 -6.94% 13
London -71 72 £500 +5.26% 13
North of England +50 69 £425 - 15
Scotland +33 52 £342 -28.00% 8
Yorkshire +49 32 £425 +28.79% 4
North West +14 31 £425 - 9
Midlands +17 29 £488 +30.00% 4
South West -24 23 £506 +19.06% 2
East Midlands +32 22 £500 +65.29% 1
East of England -15 19 £425 -10.53% 1
West Midlands +14 7 £475 +26.67% 3
North East +27 6 £638 -5.56% 2
Northern Ireland -13 4 £373 -13.67%
Wales - 4 £538 - 3
Channel Islands -8 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 230 (60.05%) SQL
2 180 (47.00%) Oracle
3 155 (40.47%) Java
4 129 (33.68%) IBM
5 117 (30.55%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (28.98%) Linux
7 102 (26.63%) SQL Server
8 92 (24.02%) Finance
9 79 (20.63%) Unix
10 78 (20.37%) JavaScript
11 73 (19.06%) WebSphere
12 69 (18.02%) Banking
12 69 (18.02%) Web Services
12 69 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
13 61 (15.93%) Windows
14 60 (15.67%) Spring
14 60 (15.67%) Relational Database
14 60 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
15 57 (14.88%) Jenkins
16 56 (14.62%) JIRA
17 53 (13.84%) Mainframe
18 48 (12.53%) HTML
19 47 (12.27%) Test Automation
20 45 (11.75%) Microsoft
21 44 (11.49%) REST
22 43 (11.23%) Git (software)
23 42 (10.97%) DevOps
24 40 (10.44%) JUnit
24 40 (10.44%) XML
25 39 (10.18%) Python

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 73 (19.06%) WebSphere
2 35 (9.14%) CICS
3 34 (8.88%) Tomcat
4 25 (6.53%) Confluence
5 23 (6.01%) JBoss
6 21 (5.48%) SAS
7 16 (4.18%) Apache
8 14 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.83%) MQSeries
10 6 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.31%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.31%) IIS
11 5 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.04%) FileNet
12 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.78%) Jetty
13 3 (0.78%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.52%) SPSS
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Maximo
2 4 (1.04%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.01%) GitHub
3 22 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (3.39%) SaaS
5 7 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.83%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.57%) PaaS
7 5 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.04%) Serverless
9 3 (0.78%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.52%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Qubole
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.26%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.61%) HTTP
1 10 (2.61%) SAN
2 6 (1.57%) FTP
2 6 (1.57%) NAS
3 4 (1.04%) ATM
4 3 (0.78%) DNS
4 3 (0.78%) SSL
5 2 (0.52%) Firewall
5 2 (0.52%) LAN
5 2 (0.52%) SNMP
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) APPN
6 1 (0.26%) Connectrix
6 1 (0.26%) DWDM
6 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.26%) SMTP
6 1 (0.26%) SNA
6 1 (0.26%) Telnet
6 1 (0.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (26.63%) SQL Server
2 60 (15.67%) Relational Database
3 39 (10.18%) MySQL
4 34 (8.88%) MongoDB
4 34 (8.88%) RDBMS
5 33 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (7.05%) DB2 UDB
7 22 (5.74%) Oracle Database
8 21 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (4.18%) Hadoop
9 16 (4.18%) NoSQL
10 13 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (2.87%) Big Data
12 9 (2.35%) IBM InfoSphere
12 9 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (2.09%) DbVisualizer
14 7 (1.83%) Ingres
14 7 (1.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 57 (14.88%) Jenkins
2 56 (14.62%) JIRA
3 43 (11.23%) Git (software)
4 40 (10.44%) JUnit
5 28 (7.31%) Maven
6 26 (6.79%) Selenium
7 16 (4.18%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.18%) Eclipse
8 12 (3.13%) Ant
9 11 (2.87%) Gradle
10 9 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.09%) JMeter
11 8 (2.09%) Subversion
12 7 (1.83%) Bitbucket
12 7 (1.83%) Hudson
13 6 (1.57%) Mockito
13 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.31%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.04%) Artifactory
15 4 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 92 (24.02%) Finance
2 69 (18.02%) Banking
3 36 (9.40%) Retail
4 12 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.35%) Publishing
6 8 (2.09%) Front Office
6 8 (2.09%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.83%) Games
7 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.78%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 130 (33.94%) Developer
2 53 (13.84%) Java Developer
3 40 (10.44%) DBA
4 39 (10.18%) Analyst
5 31 (8.09%) Consultant
6 25 (6.53%) Architect
7 23 (6.01%) COBOL Developer
8 18 (4.70%) Administrator
8 18 (4.70%) DB2 DBA
8 18 (4.70%) Lead Developer
9 17 (4.44%) Lead Java Developer
10 14 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.39%) Tester
12 11 (2.87%) Backend Developer
12 11 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (2.87%) RPG Developer
12 11 (2.87%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.61%) JDE Consultant
14 9 (2.35%) Mainframe Developer
15 8 (2.09%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.02%) Web Services
2 60 (15.67%) Spring
3 48 (12.53%) HTML
4 44 (11.49%) REST
5 40 (10.44%) XML
6 36 (9.40%) CSS
7 34 (8.88%) JSON
7 34 (8.88%) SOAP
8 30 (7.83%) Hibernate
9 25 (6.53%) JSP
10 23 (6.01%) J2EE
11 21 (5.48%) Node.js
12 20 (5.22%) AngularJS
13 18 (4.70%) CSS3
13 18 (4.70%) HTML5
14 17 (4.44%) Swagger
15 15 (3.92%) XSLT
16 14 (3.66%) JDBC
16 14 (3.66%) jQuery
16 14 (3.66%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (13.84%) Mainframe
3 20 (5.22%) Replication
4 18 (4.70%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.18%) VSAM
6 13 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (2.09%) Clustering
8 7 (1.83%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.57%) HACMP
9 6 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.31%) Blog
10 5 (1.31%) FMCG
10 5 (1.31%) iSeries
11 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.04%) Equities
11 4 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 111 (28.98%) Linux
2 79 (20.63%) Unix
3 61 (15.93%) Windows
4 30 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (5.74%) AIX
6 12 (3.13%) zOS
7 11 (2.87%) Solaris
8 9 (2.35%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.83%) MVS
10 6 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.04%) SUSE
11 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.78%) Mesosphere
12 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.52%) VMS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.26%) HPUX
14 1 (0.26%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (30.55%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (12.27%) Test Automation
4 42 (10.97%) DevOps
5 36 (9.40%) Scrum
6 34 (8.88%) Configuration Management
6 34 (8.88%) ETL
7 27 (7.05%) Migration
7 27 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (6.53%) Project Management
9 24 (6.27%) ITIL
9 24 (6.27%) Microservices
10 23 (6.01%) Data Modelling
10 23 (6.01%) E-Commerce
10 23 (6.01%) Open Source
11 22 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (5.74%) Data Analysis
12 20 (5.22%) Integration Testing
12 20 (5.22%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 230 (60.05%) SQL
2 155 (40.47%) Java
3 78 (20.37%) JavaScript
4 39 (10.18%) Python
5 38 (9.92%) COBOL
6 29 (7.57%) PowerShell
7 28 (7.31%) JCL
8 26 (6.79%) Shell Script
9 23 (6.01%) Bash Shell
10 20 (5.22%) Perl
11 17 (4.44%) PHP
12 14 (3.66%) Groovy
12 14 (3.66%) RPG
13 13 (3.39%) T-SQL
14 11 (2.87%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.87%) RPG IV
14 11 (2.87%) RPG/400
15 9 (2.35%) Assembly Language
15 9 (2.35%) C#
16 7 (1.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (6.79%) Degree
2 11 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.83%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) CISSP
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MBA
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.39%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.04%) GDPR
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) GLBA
5 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.26%) NIST
5 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (4.70%) RACF
2 11 (2.87%) Docker
3 9 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.83%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.26%) HDFS
8 1 (0.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.26%) Postfix
8 1 (0.26%) vCloud
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (9.66%) Ansible
2 10 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.61%) Puppet
2 10 (2.61%) WMI
3 8 (2.09%) Terraform
4 6 (1.57%) OMEGAMON
4 6 (1.57%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.31%) Control-M
6 4 (1.04%) CA Endevor
6 4 (1.04%) zSecure
7 3 (0.78%) Consul
7 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.78%) MAINVIEW
7 3 (0.78%) Nagios
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.52%) Grafana
8 2 (0.52%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 180 (47.00%) Oracle
2 129 (33.68%) IBM
3 45 (11.75%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.79%) Sybase
5 22 (5.74%) SAP
6 19 (4.96%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.18%) MuleSoft
8 15 (3.92%) VMware
9 14 (3.66%) Teradata
10 13 (3.39%) Netezza
11 12 (3.13%) Informatica
12 10 (2.61%) JD Edwards
12 10 (2.61%) Veritas
13 9 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (2.09%) EMC
15 7 (1.83%) Citrix
15 7 (1.83%) Google
15 7 (1.83%) HP
15 7 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.57%) CA