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 30 May 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.

IBM PowerHA
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 637 625
Rank change year-on-year +45 -12  
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 5 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.034% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 5
Median daily rate £394 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.68% -1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £300 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +12.80% -3.52%  
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 4953 6731 5833
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.06% 12.54% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3189 4119 3289
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £325
% change year-on-year +3.95% +11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 457 664
Median hourly rate £17.20 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.50% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £41.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PowerHA over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PowerHA in the UK

PowerHA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PowerHA in the UK

PowerHA
Top 9 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 30 May 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 +62 5 £394 -14.40%
London +8 2 £381 -30.68%
North West +21 1 £400 -4.19%
South East - 1 £525 -
Camberley - 1 £525 -
North East - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £525 -
Durham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 13 (100.00%) AIX
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 6 (46.15%) Unix
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Clustering
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
5 4 (30.77%) HACMP
5 4 (30.77%) Solaris
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) Veritas
5 4 (30.77%) GPFS
6 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 3 (23.08%) EMC
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
7 2 (15.38%) SSH
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) CentOS
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (15.38%) Puppet
7 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (15.38%) Nimsoft

PowerHA
Co-occurring 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 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) SNMP
2 2 (15.38%) SSH
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) AIX Specialist
1 3 (23.08%) Unix Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Migration Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Storage Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) AIX Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) HACMP
3 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (15.38%) EMC VNX
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) AIX
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Unix
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) CentOS
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) GPFS
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 4 (30.77%) Veritas
4 3 (23.08%) EMC
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Nimsoft
6 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.69%) BMC
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle