Period
to 21 February 2018

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 6 months to 21 February 2018 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
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 818 859
Rank change year-on-year -32 +41 -15
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 25 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.029% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 4
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +10.14%
10th Percentile £361 £356 £389
90th Percentile £575 £638 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,933 11,659 10,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.14% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 7,277 6,273
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 847 1,094
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.35 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

PowerHA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PowerHA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 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 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 24 £450 +23.29% 3
UK excluding London -15 21 £450 +5.88% 5
North of England +29 7 £450 +23.29%
North West +12 7 £450 +23.29%
South West - 7 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £375 - 1
Midlands - 7 £375 - 2
London -17 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PowerHA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PowerHA.

1 18 (72.00%) AIX
2 17 (68.00%) IBM
3 14 (56.00%) HACMP
3 14 (56.00%) Clustering
4 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (40.00%) Linux
6 9 (36.00%) Unix
6 9 (36.00%) iSeries
7 8 (32.00%) Solaris
7 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) DB2
7 8 (32.00%) Veritas
8 7 (28.00%) SAP
8 7 (28.00%) Oracle
8 7 (28.00%) HPUX
8 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
8 7 (28.00%) Migration
8 7 (28.00%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (28.00%) GPFS
8 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (28.00%) LPAR
8 7 (28.00%) High Availability
9 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (24.00%) Driving Licence
9 6 (24.00%) KVM
9 6 (24.00%) Xen
10 5 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (16.00%) Banking
12 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
1 7 (28.00%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) DBA
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Clustering
1 14 (56.00%) HACMP
2 9 (36.00%) iSeries
3 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (28.00%) LPAR
3 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (24.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) AIX
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Unix
4 8 (32.00%) Solaris
5 7 (28.00%) HPUX
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) High Availability
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) GPFS
1 7 (28.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (24.00%) KVM
2 6 (24.00%) Xen
3 5 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) Veritas
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) HP