The first table below looks at the demand for PowerHA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerHA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Chester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM PowerHA
Rank 38 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.53% 0.69% -
As % of the System Software category 9.52% 5.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+53.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.09% 12.41% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £223 £278 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.03 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.82% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
PowerHA
Cheshire

PowerHA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PowerHA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

PowerHA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

PowerHA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PowerHA across the Chester region.

PowerHA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing PowerHA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PowerHA.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) SAP
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Data Management
5 1 (20.00%) Information Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) Clustering
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Tru64
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing PowerHA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PowerHA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Tru64
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat