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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM PowerHA
Rank 599 577 541
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -36
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.100% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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£403 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 - £215
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 13 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 22 May 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 -26 5 £425 -
West Wales - 3 £380 -
Swansea - 3 £380 -
Wales - 3 £380 -
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
Telford - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £440 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 £440 -
East of England - 1 £350 -

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) AIX
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 9 (56.25%) IBM
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) HPUX
5 5 (31.25%) Solaris
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) NetIQ
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
6 4 (25.00%) APPC
6 4 (25.00%) APPN
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) AS400
6 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (25.00%) FTP
6 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) SNA
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) EMC
6 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 4 (25.00%) APPN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) FTP
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) SNA
3 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) SSH
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) AIX Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) AIX Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) AS400
1 4 (25.00%) iSeries
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) HACMP
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) AIX
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) HPUX
4 5 (31.25%) Solaris
5 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) i5/OS
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
1 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
1 4 (25.00%) COBOL
1 4 (25.00%) RPG
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) SRDF
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) NetIQ
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) BMC
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy