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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM PowerHA
Rank 589 537 570
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +33
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 5 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.065% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.096% 0.66% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 6
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£398 £296 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.17% -19.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £229 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £296 -
% change year-on-year
+34.17% -
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
5223 4983 4739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2527 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £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 610 610 629
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%

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 31 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 -55 5 £398 +34.17% 1
West Midlands - 3 £410 - 1
North West -15 1 £385 +37.37%
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Fareham - - - -
London - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 9 (90.00%) AIX
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) UNIX
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 4 (40.00%) LPAR
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) SAP
5 3 (30.00%) HACMP
6 2 (20.00%) Middleware
6 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) SAP XI
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (20.00%) SAP BW
6 2 (20.00%) NetWeaver
6 2 (20.00%) SAML
6 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) GPFS

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (20.00%) NetWeaver
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (20.00%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SAML
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) SAP XI
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) LPAR
2 3 (30.00%) HACMP
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) AIX
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (10.00%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (20.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark