Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 818 868
Rank change year-on-year -46 +50 -35
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 16 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.025% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 7
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -23.81% +40.00%
10th Percentile £358 £353 £385
90th Percentile £575 £446 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% +25.00%
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 13,337 10,588 11,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 11.51% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,649 6,685 7,027
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.12%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 730 961
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.83 £46.76 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 April 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 6 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 April 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 -49 16 £463 +21.31% 2
UK excluding London -40 14 £525 +31.25% 3
East Midlands - 7 £375 -
Midlands - 7 £375 - 1
South West - 7 £550 -
London -51 2 £400 +4.92%

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (93.75%) IBM
2 9 (56.25%) AIX
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Unix
3 8 (50.00%) Solaris
3 8 (50.00%) Veritas
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Clustering
4 7 (43.75%) HACMP
4 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
4 7 (43.75%) HPUX
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) DB2
4 7 (43.75%) SAP
4 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) LPAR
4 7 (43.75%) High Availability
4 7 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) KVM
5 6 (37.50%) Driving Licence
5 6 (37.50%) Xen
6 5 (31.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.25%) iSeries
8 1 (6.25%) SSH
8 1 (6.25%) Flash
8 1 (6.25%) Shell Script

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 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
1 7 (43.75%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) AIX Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
1 7 (43.75%) HACMP
1 7 (43.75%) LPAR
1 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 6 (37.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) AIX
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (43.75%) HPUX
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) High Availability
2 6 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (37.50%) KVM
2 6 (37.50%) Xen
3 5 (31.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) IBM
2 8 (50.00%) Veritas
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) HP