The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PowerHA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PowerHA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM PowerHA
UK
Rank 590 635 615
Rank change year-on-year +45 -20  
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £365 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £550 -
% change year-on-year -33.63% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

PowerHA is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5044 5746 5382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.84% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3210 3484 2953
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 447 607
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.40 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

PowerHA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PowerHA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for PowerHA in the UK

PowerHA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PowerHA.

Contractor daily rate trend for PowerHA in the UK

PowerHA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PowerHA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerHA in the UK

PowerHA
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PowerHA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 5 £365 -8.75% 3
Manchester - 4 £365 - 1
North West - 4 £365 - 1
Scotland +17 1 £355 -35.45%
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 £355 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
South East - 1 £425 - 1

PowerHA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PowerHA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PowerHA.

1 30 (100.00%) AIX
2 19 (63.33%) Unix
2 19 (63.33%) IBM
2 19 (63.33%) Clustering
3 18 (60.00%) Linux
4 11 (36.67%) Migration
5 10 (33.33%) VMware
5 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 10 (33.33%) HACMP
5 10 (33.33%) GPFS
6 8 (26.67%) High Availability
6 8 (26.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (26.67%) Oracle
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
7 7 (23.33%) Windows
7 7 (23.33%) Apache
7 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
7 7 (23.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (23.33%) Tivoli
7 7 (23.33%) Perl
7 7 (23.33%) Symantec
7 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) Nessus
7 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (23.33%) Puppet

PowerHA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) Apache
1 7 (23.33%) Confluence
1 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.67%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
1 7 (23.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) AIX Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) AIX Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) AIX Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Unix Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Unix Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Solaris Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) MCollective
2 6 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (63.33%) Clustering
2 10 (33.33%) HACMP
3 6 (20.00%) PKI
4 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (3.33%) LPAR
5 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) AIX
2 19 (63.33%) Unix
3 18 (60.00%) Linux
4 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.67%) Solaris
6 2 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) High Availability
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) IT Governance
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (23.33%) Korn
1 7 (23.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) GPFS
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Ansible
2 7 (23.33%) Nessus
2 7 (23.33%) Packer
2 7 (23.33%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) Rundeck
2 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 7 (23.33%) Tivoli
2 7 (23.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (23.33%) Zenoss
3 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) IBM
2 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) Sonatype
4 7 (23.33%) Symantec
5 4 (13.33%) Veritas
6 3 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (6.67%) Nimsoft
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
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