The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM PowerHA
Rank 585 537 572
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +35
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 5 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.065% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.096% 0.66% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 4
Average daily rate
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£410 £281 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.77% -23.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £281 -
% change year-on-year
+45.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5215 5018 4764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2535 2268
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 618 648
Average hourly rate £15.88 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%

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
Top 17 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 24 July 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 -44 5 £410 +45.77% 1
West Midlands - 3 £410 -
North West -19 1 - - 1
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Fareham - - - -
London - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) AIX
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Solaris
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
4 5 (45.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (36.36%) HACMP
5 4 (36.36%) LPAR
6 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
6 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) SAP
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (18.18%) GPFS
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
7 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
7 2 (18.18%) NetWeaver
7 2 (18.18%) SAML
7 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
7 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (18.18%) Middleware
7 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) NetWeaver
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Portal
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SAML
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) SAP XI
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) HACMP
1 4 (36.36%) LPAR
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) AIX
2 6 (54.55%) UNIX
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) Korn
3 1 (9.09%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) GPFS
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark