The table below looks at the prevalence of the term HACMP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HACMP over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP)
Rank 583 520 564
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +44
Contract jobs citing HACMP 23 54 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.10% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.33% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 17
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£405 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £378 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

HACMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HACMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

HACMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HACMP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HACMP within the UK.

HACMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HACMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HACMP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

HACMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HACMP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HACMP within the UK.

HACMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HACMP
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HACMP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -67 23 £405 +62.00%
London +7 11 £440 +107.05%
South East -18 9 £400 +23.07%
Hampshire -12 7 £375 -3.84%
North West -13 3 £228 +4.00%
Manchester -16 3 £228 +4.00%
Surrey - 2 £513 -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

HACMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HACMP 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 HACMP.

1 36 (94.74%) AIX
2 27 (71.05%) IBM
3 25 (65.79%) Linux
4 21 (55.26%) UNIX
5 20 (52.63%) Windows
6 19 (50.00%) Oracle
7 18 (47.37%) EMC
8 17 (44.74%) SAN
8 17 (44.74%) VMware
9 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
9 15 (39.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (39.47%) Oracle Database
10 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (36.84%) Shell Script
11 13 (34.21%) SQL
12 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (28.95%) Solaris
13 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
14 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
14 10 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (23.68%) PowerHA
15 9 (23.68%) GPFS
15 9 (23.68%) WebSphere
15 9 (23.68%) WAN
15 9 (23.68%) NetApp
16 8 (21.05%) HP
16 8 (21.05%) Perl
16 8 (21.05%) Firewall
16 8 (21.05%) Finance

HACMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HACMP 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 HACMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.68%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.89%) NetWeaver
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.63%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) SAN
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (23.68%) WAN
4 8 (21.05%) Firewall
5 6 (15.79%) Kerberos
5 6 (15.79%) LDAP
6 5 (13.16%) DNS
7 4 (10.53%) LAN
8 3 (7.89%) VPN
8 3 (7.89%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (5.26%) HTTP
10 1 (2.63%) SMS
10 1 (2.63%) SSL
10 1 (2.63%) DMZ
10 1 (2.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle Database
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 5 (13.16%) SQLPlus
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.53%) DB2
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (7.89%) SAP HANA
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.63%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.63%) OLTP
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (13.16%) DBA
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) AIX Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) SAP Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (13.16%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) YAML
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) JMS
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) LPAR
2 6 (15.79%) Clustering
3 4 (10.53%) DLPAR
4 3 (7.89%) Open Source
4 3 (7.89%) Replication
5 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) Firmware
5 2 (5.26%) DataPower
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) AIX
2 25 (65.79%) Linux
3 21 (55.26%) UNIX
4 20 (52.63%) Windows
5 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (28.95%) Solaris
7 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (7.89%) NetWare
9 3 (7.89%) HPUX
10 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (18.42%) High Availability
4 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (15.79%) WAN Optimisation
4 6 (15.79%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
4 6 (15.79%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (13.16%) Document Management
5 5 (13.16%) Coaching
6 4 (10.53%) ERP
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Release Management
7 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Shell Script
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 7 (18.42%) C
4 7 (18.42%) PL/SQL
5 5 (13.16%) Korn
6 4 (10.53%) Java
6 4 (10.53%) C++
7 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.26%) Jython
8 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 2 (5.26%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) COBOL
9 1 (2.63%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) IBM AIX Certification
3 2 (5.26%) OCP
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.68%) PowerHA
2 9 (23.68%) GPFS
3 8 (21.05%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (15.79%) vSphere
4 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
5 5 (13.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (13.16%) OCFS2
6 2 (5.26%) SRDF
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (5.26%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.63%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Tivoli
2 5 (13.16%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) IBM
2 19 (50.00%) Oracle
3 18 (47.37%) EMC
4 17 (44.74%) VMware
5 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
6 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (23.68%) NetApp
8 8 (21.05%) HP
9 6 (15.79%) SAP
9 6 (15.79%) JBoss
10 5 (13.16%) Sun
10 5 (13.16%) Veritas
10 5 (13.16%) Dell
11 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
12 3 (7.89%) Compaq
12 3 (7.89%) Hitachi
13 2 (5.26%) Intel
13 2 (5.26%) Remedy
14 1 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark