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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM AIX
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7  
Contract jobs citing AIX 16 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.00% 2.69% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.20% 12.21% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 4
Median daily rate £395 £438 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.65% +14.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £425 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £569 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -1.28%  

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 93 213 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.45% 22.07% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 101 82
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 26
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.38 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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

AIX
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

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Chester +10 3 £295 -30.58%
Knutsford +6 2 £391 -7.94% 1
AIX
North West

AIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (78.79%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) Unix
3 17 (51.52%) Windows
4 15 (45.45%) Finance
5 11 (33.33%) Migration
5 11 (33.33%) Banking
5 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 11 (33.33%) Middleware
6 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) SAN
8 8 (24.24%) Web Services
8 8 (24.24%) Veritas
9 7 (21.21%) ITIL
9 7 (21.21%) HPUX
9 7 (21.21%) IBM
9 7 (21.21%) Clustering
9 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
10 6 (18.18%) SCOM
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.15%) Microservices
11 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
11 5 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (15.15%) Big Data
11 5 (15.15%) Project Management
11 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
11 5 (15.15%) Internet
11 5 (15.15%) SOA
11 5 (15.15%) XML

AIX
Top Related 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 5 (15.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.09%) CICS
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) LAN
3 3 (9.09%) LDAP
3 3 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) DMZ
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) PuTTY
5 1 (3.03%) SSH
5 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) DB2
2 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
2 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.12%) GIS
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Unix Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) AIX Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Linux Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) AIX Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Principal Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Security Officer
5 2 (6.06%) AIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Middleware
2 8 (24.24%) Web Services
3 5 (15.15%) J2EE
3 5 (15.15%) JSON
3 5 (15.15%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Clustering
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
4 4 (12.12%) PKI
5 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (6.06%) CESG
6 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.03%) HACMP
7 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) Unix
3 17 (51.52%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (21.21%) HPUX
6 4 (12.12%) Solaris
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
3 5 (15.15%) Microservices
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) SOA
4 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
4 4 (12.12%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
1 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) JCL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) RHCSA
2 3 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCOM
2 4 (12.12%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (12.12%) Netcool
3 2 (6.06%) SmoothWall
4 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Veritas
3 7 (21.21%) IBM
4 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.12%) CA
5 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.06%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.03%) Kofax
8 1 (3.03%) NetApp