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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM PowerHA
Rank 611 607 546
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -61
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 9 4 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.16% 0.076% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
Average daily rate
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£438 £410 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% +38.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £410 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £410 £296
% change year-on-year
+6.70% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 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 -20 9 £438 +6.70% 1
West Midlands +5 5 £450 +9.75%
London - 3 - -
Telford -2 1 - -
Shropshire -5 1 - -
South East - 1 £380 -
Hampshire - 1 £380 -
City of London - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £380 -

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (87.50%) AIX
2 12 (75.00%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) Solaris
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) UNIX
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
6 5 (31.25%) BMC
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 5 (31.25%) SSH
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Open Source
6 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
6 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) HPUX
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) EMC
8 3 (18.75%) LDAP
8 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (31.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) SSH
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) LDAP
3 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) APPN
5 1 (6.25%) SNA
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) AIX Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) LPAR
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) HACMP
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) AIX
2 9 (56.25%) Solaris
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) HPUX
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) OS/400
6 1 (6.25%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Change Management
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
1 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) E-business
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Server Building
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) COBOL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) RPG
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) KVM
1 2 (12.50%) RHEV
2 1 (6.25%) GPFS
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
2 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (12.50%) yum
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) BMC
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) NetIQ
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas