The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for AIX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AIX over the 3 months to 27 June 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 AIX
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 37 71
Rank change year-on-year -4 +34  
Contract jobs citing AIX 16 44 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.51% 4.75% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.88% 19.38% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 7
Median daily rate £420 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +4.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +9.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.06% -6.25%  

AIX is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 162 227 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.43% 24.49% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 152 125
Median daily rate £360 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £18.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

AIX
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing AIX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for AIX in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AIX in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for AIX in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AIX in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AIX in Cheshire

AIX
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIX within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Knutsford +4 4 £410 -
Chester +18 3 £410 +2.50%
AIX
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AIX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for AIX.

1 26 (81.25%) Unix
2 23 (71.88%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (40.63%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) Veritas
6 10 (31.25%) IBM
6 10 (31.25%) Banking
7 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 8 (25.00%) ITIL
7 8 (25.00%) PKI
7 8 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (21.88%) SCOM
8 7 (21.88%) SAN
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) Middleware
9 6 (18.75%) Local Government
9 6 (18.75%) Clustering
10 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
10 5 (15.63%) Citrix
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) SSL
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.50%) IIS
11 4 (12.50%) Java
11 4 (12.50%) Perl
11 4 (12.50%) HPUX
11 4 (12.50%) Solaris
11 4 (12.50%) LAN
11 4 (12.50%) WAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) SAN
2 5 (15.63%) SSL
3 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) FTP
3 4 (12.50%) HTTP
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) LDAP
3 4 (12.50%) PuTTY
3 4 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (12.50%) SSH
3 4 (12.50%) tcpdump
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) Internet
5 2 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Local Government
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Unix Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Security Officer
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Unix Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) AIX Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (25.00%) PKI
2 6 (18.75%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) CESG
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Unix
2 23 (71.88%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (40.63%) Windows
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.50%) HPUX
6 4 (12.50%) Solaris
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.50%) Security Management
3 4 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
3 4 (12.50%) Statistics
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) DNA
6 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) SDLC
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
1 4 (12.50%) JCL
1 4 (12.50%) Perl
1 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (12.50%) Netcool
3 3 (9.38%) SmoothWall
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Veritas
2 10 (31.25%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) CA
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) Juniper
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Kofax
6 2 (6.25%) NetApp
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) VMware