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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP)
Rank 596 578 522
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -56
Contract jobs citing HACMP 17 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.026% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.097% 0.083% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £304 £225
% change year-on-year
+54.44% +34.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 18 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 3 July 2015. 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 -30 15 £459 +41.30% 4
South East -9 11 £515 +8.42%
Buckinghamshire +6 7 - -
Milton Keynes +4 5 - -
Kent 0 3 £515 +8.42%
North Wales - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
East of England - 2 £350 -
Flintshire - 2 £425 -
Hampshire -2 1 - -
Cheshire -4 1 £406 -
London -12 1 £350 -9.67% 1
North West -18 1 £406 +80.44% 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £406 -
Deeside - 1 £425 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -

HACMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 32 (78.05%) UNIX
2 30 (73.17%) AIX
2 30 (73.17%) Clustering
3 27 (65.85%) Veritas
4 25 (60.98%) Linux
5 21 (51.22%) Perl
6 20 (48.78%) SAN
7 19 (46.34%) IBM
7 19 (46.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
9 17 (41.46%) Solaris
9 17 (41.46%) Windows
9 17 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (36.59%) VMware
11 14 (34.15%) Red Hat
12 13 (31.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (29.27%) Tivoli
13 12 (29.27%) HP
13 12 (29.27%) Symantec
13 12 (29.27%) LDAP
14 11 (26.83%) Finance
14 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
14 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (24.39%) GPFS
15 10 (24.39%) Puppet
15 10 (24.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 10 (24.39%) NFS
15 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
15 10 (24.39%) DNS

HACMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Project
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) SAN
2 12 (29.27%) LDAP
3 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
3 10 (24.39%) DNS
4 7 (17.07%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (9.76%) NAS
6 3 (7.32%) Firewall
6 3 (7.32%) VLAN
6 3 (7.32%) Broadband
7 2 (4.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) OLTP
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (2.44%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.88%) ChangeMan
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Software Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.44%) UNIX Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ISPF
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (73.17%) Clustering
2 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (12.20%) N-Tier
5 4 (9.76%) LPAR
6 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
7 2 (4.88%) iSeries
7 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (4.88%) AS400
8 1 (2.44%) Replication
8 1 (2.44%) DLPAR
8 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (78.05%) UNIX
2 30 (73.17%) AIX
3 25 (60.98%) Linux
4 17 (41.46%) Windows
4 17 (41.46%) Solaris
4 17 (41.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (21.95%) HPUX
6 8 (19.51%) NetWare
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (7.32%) VMS
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (21.95%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (19.51%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (17.07%) Change Management
4 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL
8 1 (2.44%) ETL
8 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) Perl
2 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
3 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
4 9 (21.95%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) C
5 8 (19.51%) C++
5 8 (19.51%) Java
5 8 (19.51%) Korn
6 4 (9.76%) AWK
7 3 (7.32%) sed
7 3 (7.32%) SQL
8 2 (4.88%) REXX
8 2 (4.88%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (24.39%) NFS
2 10 (24.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 10 (24.39%) GPFS
3 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.32%) Veritas File System
4 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) Tivoli
2 10 (24.39%) Puppet
2 10 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (19.51%) NetBackup
4 5 (12.20%) OpenView
4 5 (12.20%) Control-M
5 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Veritas
2 19 (46.34%) IBM
3 15 (36.59%) VMware
4 14 (34.15%) Red Hat
5 12 (29.27%) Symantec
5 12 (29.27%) HP
6 10 (24.39%) EMC
7 9 (21.95%) Oracle
8 7 (17.07%) Compaq
8 7 (17.07%) Hitachi
9 5 (12.20%) Sun
9 5 (12.20%) Dell
10 3 (7.32%) SAP
10 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
10 3 (7.32%) 3PAR
10 3 (7.32%) NetApp
11 2 (4.88%) Intel
12 1 (2.44%) Cisco