The first table below looks at the demand for AIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AIX over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM AIX
Rank 93 52 36
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -16
Contract jobs citing AIX 37 83 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 3.12% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.37% 13.22% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 48
Average daily rate
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£313 £326 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% -18.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £207 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.47% -11.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +9.09%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
689 628 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 23.57% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 278 273
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
AIX
England

AIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AIX across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

AIX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

AIX
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AIX across the North West region.

AIX Daily Rate Trend in the North West

AIX
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AIX across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

AIX Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

AIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AIX across the North West region.

AIX Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

AIX
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIX within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 22 £300 +9.09%
Cheshire -23 11 £255 -32.00%
Lancashire -12 2 £450 - 1
AIX
England

AIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing AIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AIX.

1 36 (62.07%) UNIX
2 26 (44.83%) Banking
3 24 (41.38%) IBM
4 21 (36.21%) Linux
5 19 (32.76%) Windows
5 19 (32.76%) Finance
6 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
7 13 (22.41%) Mainframe
7 13 (22.41%) Tivoli
8 11 (18.97%) Oracle
8 11 (18.97%) Migration
8 11 (18.97%) Telecoms
9 10 (17.24%) HPUX
9 10 (17.24%) Solaris
9 10 (17.24%) HP
9 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
10 9 (15.52%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (13.79%) CA
11 8 (13.79%) Middleware
11 8 (13.79%) Intel
12 7 (12.07%) Firewall
13 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
13 6 (10.34%) ITIL
13 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
13 6 (10.34%) SAN
13 6 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (10.34%) HACMP

AIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing AIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.45%) CICS
3 1 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.72%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) SAN
3 4 (6.90%) FTP
4 3 (5.17%) LDAP
4 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.45%) WAN
5 2 (3.45%) Network Security
6 1 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) DB2
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) DataStage
4 1 (1.72%) MSDE
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (44.83%) Banking
2 19 (32.76%) Finance
3 11 (18.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) AIX Administrator
2 17 (29.31%) Administrator
3 12 (20.69%) Architect
4 10 (17.24%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.62%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) IT Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Tester
9 2 (3.45%) DBA
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.45%) AIX Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Design Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Manager
10 1 (1.72%) Middleware Specialist
10 1 (1.72%) Storage Manager
10 1 (1.72%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Mainframe
2 9 (15.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (10.34%) HACMP
4 5 (8.62%) LPAR
5 4 (6.90%) Clustering
6 3 (5.17%) PKI
6 3 (5.17%) DLPAR
7 2 (3.45%) Statistics
7 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (3.45%) CESG
7 2 (3.45%) VSAM
7 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.72%) Replication
8 1 (1.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (62.07%) UNIX
2 21 (36.21%) Linux
3 19 (32.76%) Windows
4 10 (17.24%) HPUX
4 10 (17.24%) Solaris
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.72%) Tru64
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) ITIL
3 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.17%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (5.17%) High Availability
4 3 (5.17%) Change Control
4 3 (5.17%) Project Management
4 3 (5.17%) Service Management
4 3 (5.17%) Security Management
4 3 (5.17%) Information Security
5 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Time Management
5 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.45%) Database Tuning
5 2 (3.45%) ETL
5 2 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
2 3 (5.17%) VB
3 2 (3.45%) COBOL
3 2 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) CISM
2 2 (3.45%) CISSP
3 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.72%) MCP
3 1 (1.72%) ISEB
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (6.90%) PowerHA
3 2 (3.45%) GPFS
3 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Tivoli
2 6 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.17%) Control-M
3 3 (5.17%) Unicenter
4 2 (3.45%) SCOM
5 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) IBM
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle
3 10 (17.24%) HP
4 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
5 8 (13.79%) CA
5 8 (13.79%) Intel
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.90%) SAP
7 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.90%) Splunk
8 3 (5.17%) Citrix
9 2 (3.45%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (3.45%) Teradata
9 2 (3.45%) McAfee
10 1 (1.72%) VMware
10 1 (1.72%) Informatica
10 1 (1.72%) Juniper
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco
10 1 (1.72%) Sun