Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 476 468 523
Rank change year-on-year -8 +55 -78
Contract jobs citing DB2 218 147 362
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 1.55% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 87 174
10th Percentile £346 £315 £311
25th Percentile £400 £412 £351
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £565 £600 £514
90th Percentile £703 £700 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £451 £413
% change year-on-year +2.00% +9.33% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £45.75 £45.59
Median % change year-on-year - +0.36% +2.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.75 £45.59
% change year-on-year - +0.36% +2.44%

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 12,719 9,468 20,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.61% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,680 6,553 14,055
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 132 229
10th Percentile £11.54 £13.79 £12.91
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £17.18
Median hourly rate £27.00 £24.71 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.29% -17.65% -7.69%
75th Percentile £45.19 £44.88 £48.75
90th Percentile £61.68 £60.70 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +8.89% -25.00% -10.45%

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 12 June 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 14 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 12 June 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 +1 158 £508 -6.88% 40
UK excluding London +1 99 £460 +2.00% 28
London -32 82 £550 -8.33% 16
Work from Home -220 50 £505 -15.83% 5
Scotland -22 35 £450 +32.35% 1
Midlands -4 23 £473 -5.50% 9
South East -14 17 £473 -5.50% 5
West Midlands -4 14 £475 -9.52% 4
East of England +14 11 £500 -12.28%
North of England +10 10 £375 -37.50% 9
East Midlands +5 8 £310 -38.00% 5
North West -9 6 £475 -9.52% 8
Yorkshire +12 4 £375 -37.50% 1
South West +20 3 £700 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 12 June 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.

1 121 (55.50%) SQL
2 93 (42.66%) Oracle
3 90 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (38.99%) Java
5 81 (37.16%) Social Skills
6 76 (34.86%) IBM
7 71 (32.57%) Linux
8 59 (27.06%) Azure
9 57 (26.15%) AWS
10 55 (25.23%) Unix
11 51 (23.39%) SQL Server
12 47 (21.56%) Spring
13 43 (19.72%) Scrum
14 39 (17.89%) Test Automation
15 38 (17.43%) Finance
15 38 (17.43%) Mainframe
15 38 (17.43%) JavaScript
16 37 (16.97%) MySQL
16 37 (16.97%) WebSphere
17 36 (16.51%) Microsoft
18 35 (16.06%) Mentoring
19 34 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
20 33 (15.14%) Microservices
21 32 (14.68%) Windows
21 32 (14.68%) JIRA
21 32 (14.68%) Analytics
22 30 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
23 29 (13.30%) Python
23 29 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
23 29 (13.30%) 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 37 (16.97%) WebSphere
2 26 (11.93%) CICS
3 19 (8.72%) SAS
4 12 (5.50%) Confluence
5 8 (3.67%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.21%) IBM Domino
6 7 (3.21%) JBoss
7 5 (2.29%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.29%) MQSeries
7 5 (2.29%) NetWeaver
7 5 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.83%) Apache
9 3 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.92%) IIS
10 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Magento
2 3 (1.38%) BASE24
3 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.92%) Maximo
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 59 (27.06%) Azure
2 57 (26.15%) AWS
3 25 (11.47%) GCP
4 19 (8.72%) AWS Lambda
4 19 (8.72%) Serverless
5 15 (6.88%) Cloud Functions
5 15 (6.88%) IaaS
6 11 (5.05%) PaaS
7 10 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (4.13%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 5 (2.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (2.29%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (2.29%) SaaS
10 4 (1.83%) GitHub
10 4 (1.83%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.88%) Firewall
2 14 (6.42%) VPN
2 14 (6.42%) WAN
2 14 (6.42%) Wireless
3 11 (5.05%) NAS
3 11 (5.05%) SAN
4 9 (4.13%) FTP
4 9 (4.13%) LAN
5 7 (3.21%) DNS
6 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.29%) ATM
7 5 (2.29%) DHCP
7 5 (2.29%) MPLS
7 5 (2.29%) SD-WAN
8 4 (1.83%) PBX
8 4 (1.83%) Skype
8 4 (1.83%) VoIP
9 3 (1.38%) HTTP
9 3 (1.38%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.97%) MySQL
3 26 (11.93%) Relational Database
4 25 (11.47%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (7.80%) Hadoop
6 15 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (5.96%) NoSQL
8 12 (5.50%) RDBMS
8 12 (5.50%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 11 (5.05%) MongoDB
10 10 (4.59%) Hazelcast
11 9 (4.13%) Power BI
12 8 (3.67%) DbVisualizer
12 8 (3.67%) SAP HANA
13 7 (3.21%) SAS EBI
14 6 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (2.75%) IDMS
14 6 (2.75%) Redis
15 5 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (14.68%) JIRA
2 26 (11.93%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.09%) Jenkins
4 21 (9.63%) Selenium
5 14 (6.42%) Cucumber
6 12 (5.50%) JUnit
7 11 (5.05%) REST Assured
8 10 (4.59%) Postman
9 8 (3.67%) JMeter
10 7 (3.21%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.21%) Serenity BDD
11 5 (2.29%) Ant
11 5 (2.29%) GitLab
11 5 (2.29%) Maven
11 5 (2.29%) Mockito
11 5 (2.29%) Subversion
12 4 (1.83%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.83%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
General
1 81 (37.16%) Social Skills
2 38 (17.43%) Finance
3 30 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (13.30%) Banking
5 15 (6.88%) Retail
6 10 (4.59%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.21%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (2.75%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.75%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (2.75%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.92%) Back Office
10 2 (0.92%) Front Office
10 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (33.03%) Developer
2 29 (13.30%) Java Developer
3 23 (10.55%) Architect
4 18 (8.26%) Analyst
5 17 (7.80%) Consultant
6 13 (5.96%) DBA
7 12 (5.50%) Administrator
7 12 (5.50%) SAS Consultant
7 12 (5.50%) Tester
8 11 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.59%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) Automation Tester
11 7 (3.21%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.21%) DB2 DBA
11 7 (3.21%) DB2 Developer
12 6 (2.75%) Development Engineer
12 6 (2.75%) SAS BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.56%) Spring
2 27 (12.39%) REST
2 27 (12.39%) XML
3 26 (11.93%) React
4 24 (11.01%) AngularJS
5 21 (9.63%) JSON
5 21 (9.63%) Web Services
6 18 (8.26%) HTML
7 16 (7.34%) J2EE
7 16 (7.34%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (6.88%) Django
8 15 (6.88%) Flask
8 15 (6.88%) Middleware
9 14 (6.42%) RESTful
10 13 (5.96%) Gherkin
10 13 (5.96%) SOAP
11 11 (5.05%) Kafka
12 10 (4.59%) GraphQL
12 10 (4.59%) Protocol Buffers
13 9 (4.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.43%) Mainframe
2 19 (8.72%) iSeries
3 12 (5.50%) AS400
3 12 (5.50%) Data Structures
4 9 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.13%) LPAR
4 9 (4.13%) Replication
5 5 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.29%) PKI
5 5 (2.29%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.83%) Equities
6 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.38%) EFT
7 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.38%) User Experience
7 3 (1.38%) VSAM
8 2 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (32.57%) Linux
2 55 (25.23%) Unix
3 32 (14.68%) Windows
4 20 (9.17%) zOS
5 13 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.59%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.67%) AIX
8 7 (3.21%) MVS
9 5 (2.29%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (19.72%) Scrum
3 39 (17.89%) Test Automation
4 35 (16.06%) Mentoring
5 34 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (15.14%) Microservices
7 32 (14.68%) Analytics
8 29 (13.30%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (12.39%) Migration
10 25 (11.47%) DevOps
11 22 (10.09%) Software Engineering
12 20 (9.17%) Software Delivery
13 19 (8.72%) Coaching
13 19 (8.72%) Requirements Gathering
14 18 (8.26%) BDD
14 18 (8.26%) Business Analysis
14 18 (8.26%) Process Improvement
14 18 (8.26%) Software Testing
15 17 (7.80%) Data Modelling
15 17 (7.80%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (55.50%) SQL
2 85 (38.99%) Java
3 38 (17.43%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.30%) Python
5 22 (10.09%) Java 8
6 18 (8.26%) JCL
7 15 (6.88%) COBOL
8 12 (5.50%) Perl
9 10 (4.59%) REXX
10 7 (3.21%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.75%) C
11 6 (2.75%) PHP
12 5 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.29%) Scala
13 4 (1.83%) BeanShell
13 4 (1.83%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.83%) Korn
13 4 (1.83%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.38%) Apex Code
14 3 (1.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (4.13%) Degree
2 7 (3.21%) RHCA
2 7 (3.21%) SAS Certification
2 7 (3.21%) TOGAF Certification
3 6 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.29%) PMP
5 3 (1.38%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.46%) CEH
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.63%) QA
2 14 (6.42%) GRC
3 5 (2.29%) GDPR
4 4 (1.83%) COBIT
4 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.38%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.92%) FISMA
6 2 (0.92%) NIST
6 2 (0.92%) SEPA
7 1 (0.46%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.46%) PMO
7 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (6.88%) RACF
2 11 (5.05%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (4.59%) PowerHA
4 9 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.13%) vSphere
5 8 (3.67%) Docker
6 7 (3.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) Ansible
2 7 (3.21%) Tivoli NetView
3 6 (2.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 6 (2.75%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.38%) Control-M
4 3 (1.38%) Terraform
5 2 (0.92%) AppDetective
5 2 (0.92%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.92%) Nessus
5 2 (0.92%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.92%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.46%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.46%) Grafana
6 1 (0.46%) zSecure
Vendors
1 93 (42.66%) Oracle
2 76 (34.86%) IBM
3 36 (16.51%) Microsoft
4 25 (11.47%) Google
5 22 (10.09%) Red Hat
6 17 (7.80%) Sybase
7 15 (6.88%) Alibaba
7 15 (6.88%) Citrix
7 15 (6.88%) SAP
8 13 (5.96%) Teradata
9 12 (5.50%) AppDynamics
9 12 (5.50%) Cisco
9 12 (5.50%) Splunk
10 11 (5.05%) VMware
11 8 (3.67%) Informatica
12 7 (3.21%) Juniper
12 7 (3.21%) Xerox
13 6 (2.75%) Broadcom
13 6 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (2.29%) hybris