The table below looks at the statistics for PowerHA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PowerHA over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM PowerHA
Rank 619 605 562
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -43
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 5 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.021% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 0.099% 0.21% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 12
Average daily rate £525 £394 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £394 £419
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5040 5126 4831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.92% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2989 2791 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 595 553
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

PowerHA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PowerHA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PowerHA
Daily Rate Trend

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

PowerHA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PowerHA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PowerHA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PowerHA
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerHA within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -37 3 £525 +33.33% 2
West Midlands - 2 £525 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +10 1 - -
East of England -1 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £525 -
Shropshire - 1 - -

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (100.00%) AIX
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Migration
4 10 (52.63%) IBM
5 8 (42.11%) Solaris
5 8 (42.11%) Firewall
5 8 (42.11%) HACMP
5 8 (42.11%) LPAR
6 7 (36.84%) Open Source
6 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
6 7 (36.84%) High Availability
6 7 (36.84%) SAN
6 7 (36.84%) WebLogic
6 7 (36.84%) SAP
6 7 (36.84%) Re-Platforming
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 5 (26.32%) IBM PureFlex
8 4 (21.05%) DB2
8 4 (21.05%) EMC
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) Legato
8 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (21.05%) DLPAR
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (36.84%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.79%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) DB2
3 3 (15.79%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (15.79%) SAP HANA
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) Sybase IQ
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
1 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Unix Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) AIX Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) AIX Architect
6 1 (5.26%) AIX Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) HACMP
1 8 (42.11%) LPAR
2 4 (21.05%) DLPAR
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) AIX
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Solaris
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 5 (26.32%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Migration
2 7 (36.84%) High Availability
2 7 (36.84%) Open Source
2 7 (36.84%) Re-Platforming
2 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
3 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (15.79%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Legato
1 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) IBM
3 7 (36.84%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) EMC
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 3 (15.79%) Sybase
6 1 (5.26%) Intel