Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 310 290
Rank change year-on-year -60 -20 +50
Contract jobs citing DB2 612 884 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.81% 3.67% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 465 458
UK median daily rate £435 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £330 £250 £310
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 5
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £36.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -20.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £23.50 £28.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.68 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -20.00% +50.00%

DB2 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21777 24079 26072
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.59% 22.19% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14506 16137 16931
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 381 378
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £54.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.01 £28.13
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.16% +0.45%

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 19 August 2017.

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 15 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 19 August 2017. 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 -77 492 £450 +12.43% 46
UK excluding London -37 397 £425 +13.33% 40
London -12 207 £500 +11.11% 14
South East +47 135 £400 +5.26% 6
North of England -28 88 £400 +6.67% 20
Scotland -6 74 £425 +6.25% 5
North West +9 68 £400 +3.23% 14
Northern Ireland - 43 £430 - 3
South West +10 23 £450 +38.36% 1
East of England -71 20 £400 +14.29% 2
Yorkshire -9 18 £469 -1.32% 5
Midlands -23 14 £375 -10.45% 3
West Midlands +11 7 £358 -15.88%
East Midlands -41 6 £413 +3.13% 3
North East +3 2 £310 -3.13% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DB2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DB2.

1 317 (51.80%) SQL
2 284 (46.41%) Oracle
3 207 (33.82%) Finance
4 206 (33.66%) Java
5 183 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
6 176 (28.76%) IBM
7 172 (28.10%) Linux
8 171 (27.94%) Unix
9 141 (23.04%) Relational Database
10 131 (21.41%) SQL Server
11 124 (20.26%) Banking
12 114 (18.63%) XML
13 112 (18.30%) WebSphere
14 110 (17.97%) Mainframe
15 102 (16.67%) Sybase
16 88 (14.38%) RDBMS
17 86 (14.05%) Spring
18 84 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
19 83 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
19 83 (13.56%) Windows
20 80 (13.07%) Web Services
21 79 (12.91%) Shell Script
22 74 (12.09%) JavaScript
23 72 (11.76%) Migration
24 68 (11.11%) SDLC
25 67 (10.95%) Jenkins
26 65 (10.62%) Git (software)
26 65 (10.62%) Test Automation
27 61 (9.97%) Perl
27 61 (9.97%) Data Modelling

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
1 112 (18.30%) WebSphere
2 42 (6.86%) CICS
3 41 (6.70%) WebLogic
4 36 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.58%) JBoss
6 21 (3.43%) MQSeries
6 21 (3.43%) SAS
7 19 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 15 (2.45%) Confluence
9 12 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.63%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.31%) Apache
11 8 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.14%) IIS
13 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.65%) NetWeaver
14 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 33 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.14%) HipChat
4 7 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.98%) SPSS
6 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.49%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (2.61%) Magento
2 9 (1.47%) Pega PRPC
3 8 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.98%) Maximo
5 4 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.65%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.65%) Staffware
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.33%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.98%) GitHub
5 3 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.33%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.92%) LDAP
2 20 (3.27%) SSL
3 18 (2.94%) SAN
4 17 (2.78%) Kerberos
4 17 (2.78%) SSH
5 12 (1.96%) HTTP
5 12 (1.96%) Internet
6 10 (1.63%) Firewall
7 8 (1.31%) SNMP
8 6 (0.98%) NAS
9 5 (0.82%) SMS
10 4 (0.65%) FTP
10 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.49%) ATM
11 3 (0.49%) Intranet
12 2 (0.33%) DNS
12 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.33%) MPLS
12 2 (0.33%) VPLS
13 1 (0.16%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (23.04%) Relational Database
2 131 (21.41%) SQL Server
3 88 (14.38%) RDBMS
4 60 (9.80%) MySQL
5 48 (7.84%) MongoDB
6 42 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (6.37%) DB2 UDB
8 35 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (4.25%) Oracle Database
10 24 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (3.59%) DataStage
11 22 (3.59%) Hadoop
12 19 (3.10%) Big Data
12 19 (3.10%) NoSQL
13 18 (2.94%) DbVisualizer
14 15 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (2.12%) IBM InfoSphere
16 10 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (1.63%) Informix
16 10 (1.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 67 (10.95%) Jenkins
2 65 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.33%) JIRA
4 39 (6.37%) JUnit
5 36 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 31 (5.07%) Selenium
7 28 (4.58%) Maven
8 22 (3.59%) WebDriver
9 21 (3.43%) Gradle
9 21 (3.43%) Subversion
9 21 (3.43%) Talend Open Studio
10 16 (2.61%) Ant
10 16 (2.61%) ERwin
11 14 (2.29%) Hudson
12 13 (2.12%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.96%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.63%) Bower
14 10 (1.63%) Grunt
15 9 (1.47%) Bitbucket
15 9 (1.47%) PowerDesigner
General
1 207 (33.82%) Finance
2 124 (20.26%) Banking
3 51 (8.33%) Retail
4 31 (5.07%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.59%) Games
6 19 (3.10%) Front Office
7 15 (2.45%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.63%) Back Office
9 8 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.14%) Law
10 7 (1.14%) Legal
11 5 (0.82%) German Language
11 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.65%) French Language
12 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Military
14 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 190 (31.05%) Developer
2 105 (17.16%) Java Developer
3 98 (16.01%) DBA
4 94 (15.36%) Analyst
5 66 (10.78%) DB2 DBA
6 56 (9.15%) Administrator
7 53 (8.66%) Architect
8 37 (6.05%) Consultant
9 36 (5.88%) Senior Developer
10 35 (5.72%) Senior Java Developer
11 33 (5.39%) Data Analyst
12 26 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 26 (4.25%) Tester
13 22 (3.59%) Automation Tester
14 20 (3.27%) DB2 Administrator
15 18 (2.94%) Java Automation Tester
16 17 (2.78%) Business Analyst
17 16 (2.61%) SQL Analyst
18 15 (2.45%) Designer
18 15 (2.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (18.63%) XML
2 86 (14.05%) Spring
3 80 (13.07%) Web Services
4 46 (7.52%) JSP
5 45 (7.35%) JMS
6 42 (6.86%) Struts
7 41 (6.70%) Middleware
8 40 (6.54%) AngularJS
8 40 (6.54%) CSS
9 38 (6.21%) Hibernate
10 37 (6.05%) RESTful
10 37 (6.05%) SOAP
11 34 (5.56%) HTML
11 34 (5.56%) J2EE
12 31 (5.07%) Gherkin
13 30 (4.90%) REST
13 30 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (4.41%) EJB
15 25 (4.08%) Backbone.js
15 25 (4.08%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 110 (17.97%) Mainframe
2 83 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.07%) Clustering
4 30 (4.90%) Replication
5 28 (4.58%) Data Structures
6 26 (4.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 25 (4.08%) PKI
8 19 (3.10%) Data Centre
9 18 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.94%) iSeries
9 18 (2.94%) Virtual Team
10 17 (2.78%) Management Information System
11 16 (2.61%) AS400
12 15 (2.45%) Client/Server
12 15 (2.45%) SWIFT
13 14 (2.29%) Derivative
14 12 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.80%) User Experience
16 9 (1.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 172 (28.10%) Linux
2 171 (27.94%) Unix
3 83 (13.56%) Windows
4 61 (9.97%) zOS
5 30 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (4.74%) Solaris
7 28 (4.58%) AIX
8 17 (2.78%) CentOS
9 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.65%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.49%) HPUX
12 3 (0.49%) MVS
12 3 (0.49%) OS/390
12 3 (0.49%) OS/400
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.16%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (13.73%) Performance Tuning
3 72 (11.76%) Migration
4 68 (11.11%) SDLC
5 65 (10.62%) Test Automation
6 61 (9.97%) Data Modelling
7 60 (9.80%) ETL
8 57 (9.31%) Scrum
9 46 (7.52%) OO
10 44 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (7.03%) Data Analysis
12 37 (6.05%) Data Migration
13 36 (5.88%) MVC
14 35 (5.72%) ITIL
15 34 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (5.23%) BDD
16 32 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (5.23%) E-Commerce
17 31 (5.07%) Project Management
18 30 (4.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 317 (51.80%) SQL
2 206 (33.66%) Java
3 79 (12.91%) Shell Script
4 74 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 61 (9.97%) Perl
6 59 (9.64%) Python
7 36 (5.88%) JCL
8 33 (5.39%) COBOL
9 26 (4.25%) REXX
10 24 (3.92%) Bash Shell
11 22 (3.59%) Assembly Language
12 18 (2.94%) Korn
13 16 (2.61%) C++
13 16 (2.61%) CLIST
13 16 (2.61%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.29%) RPG
15 11 (1.80%) RPG IV
15 11 (1.80%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.63%) C#
16 10 (1.63%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (6.37%) Degree
2 37 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.98%) MCDBA
6 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.82%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.49%) APMG
9 3 (0.49%) ISEB
10 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.33%) CISSP
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CCDP
11 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.23%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.08%) QA
3 19 (3.10%) MiFID
4 14 (2.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (2.12%) EMIR
6 9 (1.47%) GDPR
6 9 (1.47%) ISO 20022
7 7 (1.14%) GCP
7 7 (1.14%) PMO
8 6 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (3.92%) Time Sharing Option
2 21 (3.43%) RACF
3 19 (3.10%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 11 (1.80%) Docker
6 7 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.65%) NFS
9 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 32 (5.23%) Ansible
2 22 (3.59%) Tivoli
3 20 (3.27%) zSecure
4 14 (2.29%) Netcool
5 12 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.63%) Puppet
7 8 (1.31%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (1.14%) Mesos
8 7 (1.14%) Rancher
9 6 (0.98%) MAINVIEW
9 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.98%) SCCM
10 5 (0.82%) SCOM
10 5 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.65%) OpenView
11 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 4 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 284 (46.41%) Oracle
2 176 (28.76%) IBM
3 102 (16.67%) Sybase
4 39 (6.37%) SAP
5 34 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 26 (4.25%) Teradata
7 25 (4.08%) hybris
8 22 (3.59%) CA
8 22 (3.59%) Informatica
9 21 (3.43%) Talend
10 18 (2.94%) Perforce
11 17 (2.78%) BMC
12 15 (2.45%) Ab Initio
12 15 (2.45%) Netezza
12 15 (2.45%) Pega
12 15 (2.45%) Remedy
12 15 (2.45%) VMware
13 14 (2.29%) HP
13 14 (2.29%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.47%) MicroStrategy