There is a continuous base of support and interest in the DB2 database from IBM. While there is apparently not as much demand as some other database engines, there is a a group of customers who are happy to use what works for them: DB2, CICS, JCL, CLIST, REXX.
DB2 certification tutorials.
DB2 certification books.
DB2 certification newsletter from IBM.
DB2 magazine carries good articles from columnists such as Robert Catterall.
This is a typical DB2 job advertisement.
Title: Contract to hire or Perm DB2 DBA in the DTC
Skills: DB2, Linux/Unix, Windows NT
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Area code: 303
Tax term: FULLTIME CON_W2 CON_HIRE_W2
Pay rate: 0
Length: 6 mo cth
Position ID: 1653-A0747
Dice ID: ktsor
Are you a solid, experienced DB2 DBA? Would you like to work for a company that not only prides themselves on their satisfied customers, but also considers their employee base to be their greatest treasure?
We are working with a company in the DTC that is looking for a DB2 DBA to join their team. They need someone with at least 3 years of experience in a DB2 DBA role on a Linux/Unix and Windows NT platform. The selected candidate will be responsible for day-to-day admin of three databases as well as quality control and data audits to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data. The person in this position will also be working with clients to resolve data conflicts and any other troubleshooting needs.
Other helpful things to know would be Query Patroller and Quest Central.
This company is looking for someone that's able to hit the ground running ASAP. If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume, contract rate and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Local candidates will be given preference.
Travel required: none