Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AIX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AIX over the 6 months to 11 December 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
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 274 282
Rank change year-on-year -149 +8 +71
Contract jobs citing AIX 545 965 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.94% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 4.45% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 609 565
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +3.91%
10th Percentile £305 £268 £305
90th Percentile £538 £528 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 12
UK median hourly rate - £37.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.67% -1.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -1.33% -0.66%

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

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21485 21701 24358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 21.14% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13722 13678 14451
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1270 1281 1907
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.55% +0.44%

AIX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AIX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIX within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. 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 -135 509 £400 +2.56% 14
UK excluding London -100 406 £400 +6.67% 11
North of England -56 173 £375 +7.14% 4
London -81 131 £475 +11.76% 4
South East -54 110 £406 -4.41% 3
North East -4 81 £330 +3.13%
North West -19 77 £425 - 3
Midlands +17 55 £350 -
West Midlands +15 36 £475 +26.67%
East of England -33 19 £520 +79.31% 1
East Midlands +1 18 £320 -4.48%
South West -2 18 £405 +8.00% 2
Scotland -65 18 £420 +30.84% 1
Yorkshire -15 15 £363 -12.12% 1
Wales +15 14 £200 -61.90%

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 with a requirement for AIX.

1 405 (74.31%) Linux
2 318 (58.35%) Unix
3 268 (49.17%) Solaris
4 245 (44.95%) Oracle
5 175 (32.11%) Security Cleared
6 171 (31.38%) Red Hat
7 162 (29.72%) IBM
8 156 (28.62%) Windows
9 150 (27.52%) SAN
10 148 (27.16%) SC Cleared
11 135 (24.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 121 (22.20%) Shell Script
13 113 (20.73%) Finance
14 102 (18.72%) Data Centre
15 101 (18.53%) HP
16 98 (17.98%) VMware
17 92 (16.88%) Firewall
18 89 (16.33%) Veritas
19 88 (16.15%) HPUX
20 87 (15.96%) ITIL
20 87 (15.96%) JBoss
21 85 (15.60%) WebLogic
21 85 (15.60%) Cisco
22 84 (15.41%) Migration
23 82 (15.05%) SUSE
24 78 (14.31%) Puppet
25 76 (13.94%) Clustering
26 75 (13.76%) SQL
27 74 (13.58%) EMC
27 74 (13.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager

AIX
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 87 (15.96%) JBoss
2 85 (15.60%) WebLogic
3 71 (13.03%) WebSphere
4 67 (12.29%) Tomcat
5 63 (11.56%) Apache
6 49 (8.99%) iPlanet
7 47 (8.62%) Oracle Application Server
8 33 (6.06%) OpenStack
9 22 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (3.85%) MQSeries
11 17 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (2.20%) FileNet
12 12 (2.20%) SharePoint
13 11 (2.02%) WebLogic Portal
14 10 (1.83%) OpenROAD
15 9 (1.65%) IBM HTTP Server
16 8 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
17 7 (1.28%) Mule
17 7 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 5 (0.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 19 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (4.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (2.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 13 (2.39%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.10%) Siebel CRM
5 5 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.55%) Actimize
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.85%) IaaS
3 18 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.65%) SaaS
6 7 (1.28%) PaaS
7 6 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.10%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 150 (27.52%) SAN
2 92 (16.88%) Firewall
3 67 (12.29%) TCP/IP
4 44 (8.07%) DNS
5 30 (5.50%) NAS
6 29 (5.32%) LDAP
7 27 (4.95%) Fibre Channel
8 26 (4.77%) SSL
9 22 (4.04%) WAN
10 17 (3.12%) Network Security
11 15 (2.75%) FCoE
11 15 (2.75%) iSCSI
12 12 (2.20%) Internet
13 11 (2.02%) SMS
13 11 (2.02%) SSH
14 10 (1.83%) HTTP
15 8 (1.47%) X.21
16 6 (1.10%) VLAN
17 5 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (0.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.21%) Oracle Database
2 34 (6.24%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.50%) RDBMS
4 27 (4.95%) DB2
5 23 (4.22%) SQL Server
6 19 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
8 11 (2.02%) SQLPlus
9 10 (1.83%) Ingres
10 9 (1.65%) MySQL
11 8 (1.47%) Big Data
11 8 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.28%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.92%) DbVisualizer
14 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 18 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.65%) JMeter
3 9 (1.65%) LoadRunner
4 7 (1.28%) Maven
5 6 (1.10%) ProC
5 6 (1.10%) Selenium
6 5 (0.92%) AppScan
6 5 (0.92%) JIRA
6 5 (0.92%) The Grinder
7 4 (0.73%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.55%) Codeship
8 3 (0.55%) GitLab
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.55%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.37%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.37%) Subversion
10 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.18%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 113 (20.73%) Finance
2 70 (12.84%) Banking
3 22 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.75%) Retail
5 9 (1.65%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.28%) Electronics
6 7 (1.28%) Games
6 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.28%) Marketing
7 6 (1.10%) Legal
8 5 (0.92%) Law
9 3 (0.55%) Local Government
10 2 (0.37%) French Language
10 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (14.86%) Unix Engineer
2 78 (14.31%) Administrator
3 66 (12.11%) AIX Engineer
4 48 (8.81%) Consultant
5 47 (8.62%) Architect
6 44 (8.07%) Unix Administrator
7 43 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
8 37 (6.79%) Solaris Engineer
9 32 (5.87%) Developer
10 28 (5.14%) DBA
10 28 (5.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 27 (4.95%) Storage Engineer
12 25 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
12 25 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
13 24 (4.40%) Backup Engineer
13 24 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
13 24 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
14 23 (4.22%) AIX Administrator
15 21 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
16 20 (3.67%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.64%) J2EE
2 46 (8.44%) Middleware
3 24 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (3.12%) Web Services
5 15 (2.75%) XML
6 14 (2.57%) HTML
7 13 (2.39%) Software Packaging
8 12 (2.20%) jQuery
8 12 (2.20%) JSON
9 11 (2.02%) SOAP
10 10 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (1.83%) Java EE
11 9 (1.65%) JSP
11 9 (1.65%) XSLT
12 8 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (1.47%) REST
13 7 (1.28%) Java SE
13 7 (1.28%) JSON Schema
13 7 (1.28%) OAuth
13 7 (1.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 102 (18.72%) Data Centre
2 76 (13.94%) Clustering
3 46 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.79%) Replication
5 17 (3.12%) Mainframe
5 17 (3.12%) Private Cloud
6 15 (2.75%) HACMP
6 15 (2.75%) SWIFT
7 14 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.39%) EMC VNX
9 12 (2.20%) iSeries
10 9 (1.65%) EMC VMAX
10 9 (1.65%) HP Storage
10 9 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.47%) DataPower
12 7 (1.28%) EMC Centera
12 7 (1.28%) EMC VNXe
12 7 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.10%) Fedwire
Operating Systems
1 405 (74.31%) Linux
2 318 (58.35%) Unix
3 268 (49.17%) Solaris
4 156 (28.62%) Windows
5 135 (24.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 88 (16.15%) HPUX
7 82 (15.05%) SUSE
8 28 (5.14%) Windows Server
8 28 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
9 15 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.65%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (1.28%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.10%) Android
14 6 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.73%) Debian
15 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.96%) ITIL
2 84 (15.41%) Migration
3 67 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (11.74%) High Availability
5 59 (10.83%) Load Balancing
6 57 (10.46%) DevOps
7 45 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
8 35 (6.42%) Change Management
9 33 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (5.32%) Configuration Management
11 25 (4.59%) SDLC
12 24 (4.40%) OO
12 24 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
13 22 (4.04%) Service Delivery
14 20 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (3.12%) Problem Management
15 17 (3.12%) Unit Testing
15 17 (3.12%) Validation
15 17 (3.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.20%) Shell Script
2 75 (13.76%) SQL
3 69 (12.66%) Perl
4 64 (11.74%) Java
4 64 (11.74%) Korn
5 48 (8.81%) Bash Shell
6 41 (7.52%) Python
7 31 (5.69%) C
8 26 (4.77%) PL/SQL
9 22 (4.04%) C-shell
9 22 (4.04%) Ruby
10 19 (3.49%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.39%) C++
12 9 (1.65%) Ingres ABF
13 7 (1.28%) Groovy
13 7 (1.28%) PHP
13 7 (1.28%) XPath
14 6 (1.10%) AWK
15 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 175 (32.11%) Security Cleared
2 148 (27.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.92%) CISSP
4 5 (0.92%) Degree
4 5 (0.92%) IBM Certification
5 4 (0.73%) CISM
5 4 (0.73%) RHCE
6 3 (0.55%) CCNA
6 3 (0.55%) CISA
6 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.49%) SLA
2 11 (2.02%) QA
3 9 (1.65%) SEPA
4 7 (1.28%) PMO
5 6 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (7.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 36 (6.61%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (5.50%) Hyper-V
5 29 (5.32%) KVM
6 27 (4.95%) Samba
7 25 (4.59%) Active Directory
8 19 (3.49%) Oracle Clusterware
9 16 (2.94%) PowerHA
10 15 (2.75%) Docker
11 14 (2.57%) SRDF
11 14 (2.57%) vSphere
12 13 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (2.20%) Firmware
14 11 (2.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 11 (2.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 10 (1.83%) GPFS
15 10 (1.83%) NFS
16 7 (1.28%) Veritas File System
17 6 (1.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (14.31%) Puppet
2 74 (13.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 49 (8.99%) NetBackup
4 39 (7.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 33 (6.06%) Tivoli
6 32 (5.87%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (5.32%) HP Data Protector
8 21 (3.85%) Ansible
9 19 (3.49%) Backup Exec
10 17 (3.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 16 (2.94%) BladeLogic
12 14 (2.57%) Data Guard
12 14 (2.57%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (2.20%) OpenView
14 9 (1.65%) EMC TimeFinder
14 9 (1.65%) NetApp OnCommand
14 9 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (1.47%) SCOM
16 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 6 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 245 (44.95%) Oracle
2 171 (31.38%) Red Hat
3 162 (29.72%) IBM
4 101 (18.53%) HP
5 98 (17.98%) VMware
6 89 (16.33%) Veritas
7 85 (15.60%) Cisco
8 74 (13.58%) EMC
9 60 (11.01%) Sun
10 43 (7.89%) Brocade
11 41 (7.52%) F5
12 36 (6.61%) Microsoft
13 29 (5.32%) Symantec
14 26 (4.77%) PlateSpin
15 22 (4.04%) NetApp
16 21 (3.85%) SAP
17 19 (3.49%) Siebel
18 17 (3.12%) Veeam
19 15 (2.75%) 3PAR
19 15 (2.75%) Citrix