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 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.

IBM PowerHA
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 634 619
Rank change year-on-year +41 -15  
Contract jobs citing PowerHA 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.011% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 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 5084 5919 5511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 10.93% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3238 3608 3035
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 458 641
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 £45.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 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 3 months to 30 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 +51 6 £365 -8.75% 5
Manchester - 5 £365 -
North West - 5 £365 - 1
Scotland +20 1 £355 -35.45%
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Glasgow - 1 £355 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
South East - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 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 20 (66.67%) IBM
3 19 (63.33%) Unix
3 19 (63.33%) Clustering
4 18 (60.00%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Migration
6 10 (33.33%) VMware
6 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 10 (33.33%) HACMP
6 10 (33.33%) GPFS
7 8 (26.67%) High Availability
7 8 (26.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 8 (26.67%) Oracle
8 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
8 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) Perl
8 7 (23.33%) Apache
8 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
8 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
8 7 (23.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (23.33%) Symantec
8 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (23.33%) Nessus
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (23.33%) Tivoli
8 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (23.33%) Puppet

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 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
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
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 6 (20.00%) 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
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) AIX Engineer
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%) AIX Specialist
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%) 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
6 2 (6.67%) Unix 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 3 (10.00%) 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%) Change Management
8 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
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 20 (66.67%) 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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