The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for DB2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DB2 over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 110 108
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2  
Contract jobs citing DB2 2 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.098% 0.86% 0.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.47% 4.05% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 14
Median daily rate £313 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +11.60% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -22.22%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 427 642 580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.02% 21.32% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 398 393
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £503 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +24.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £38.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

DB2
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing DB2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for DB2 in the West Midlands

DB2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DB2 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for DB2 in the West Midlands

DB2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DB2 in the West Midlands

DB2
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DB2 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +16 1 £313 - 1
Birmingham -2 1 - -
DB2
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DB2.

1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) AS400
2 5 (35.71%) RPG
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) CA
2 5 (35.71%) RPG IV
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) Data Transformation
3 4 (28.57%) Informatica
3 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 4 (28.57%) Cognos
3 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) Informix
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) Teradata
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Symfony
4 3 (21.43%) CakePHP
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) PHP
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) CSS

DB2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (28.57%) Informix
1 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mart
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Teradata Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) CyberArk Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
1 3 (21.43%) CakePHP
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) Express
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) jQuery
1 3 (21.43%) Laravel
1 3 (21.43%) MEAN Stack
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
1 3 (21.43%) Symfony
1 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) AS400
2 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Internet of Things
4 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Data Transformation
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Development
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (14.29%) E-business
5 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) OO PHP
6 1 (7.14%) People Management
6 1 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) RPG
1 5 (35.71%) RPG IV
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) CA
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos
2 4 (28.57%) Informatica
2 4 (28.57%) Teradata
3 2 (14.29%) Netezza
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) VMware