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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM PowerHA
Rank 594 543 584
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +41
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 12 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.068% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.71% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 2
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£405 £281 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -24.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £225 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £281 -
% change year-on-year
+36.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
5388 5085 4819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3028 2629 2333
Average daily rate £325 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 580 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PowerHA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

PowerHA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PowerHA
Top 27 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 29 August 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 -42 12 £405 +44.00% 5
London - 5 £433 - 2
North West -24 3 £355 +46.39% 1
West Midlands - 3 £410 - 1
East of England - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (82.35%) AIX
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle
3 10 (58.82%) SAP
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) IBM
4 8 (47.06%) HACMP
5 7 (41.18%) SAN
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 5 (29.41%) EMC
6 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
6 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
6 5 (29.41%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (29.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (29.41%) High Availability
6 5 (29.41%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (23.53%) LPAR
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (23.53%) NetWeaver
7 4 (23.53%) Solaris
8 3 (17.65%) DB2
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (23.53%) NetWeaver
2 2 (11.76%) SAP Portal
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP GTS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 5 (29.41%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) SAP HANA
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (11.76%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (29.41%) SAP Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SAP XI
1 2 (11.76%) SAML
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) HACMP
2 4 (23.53%) LPAR
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) AIX
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 4 (23.53%) Solaris
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (29.41%) Network Load Balancing
1 5 (29.41%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) High Availability
1 5 (29.41%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.76%) Korn
3 1 (5.88%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) GPFS
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 10 (58.82%) SAP
3 8 (47.06%) IBM
4 5 (29.41%) EMC
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) Business Objects
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Cyber-Ark