Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 227 325
Rank change year-on-year -120 +98 +33
Contract jobs citing AIX 664 1246 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 1.15% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.34% 5.14% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 782 457
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -6.43% +6.88%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £310
90th Percentile £558 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 24 18
UK median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.07% -6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £10.61 £35.33 £33.55
90th Percentile £11.84 £42.90 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.07% -6.25% +18.52%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19887 24257 24490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.30% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12502 15309 14286
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1142 1289 1943
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 17 August 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 16 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 17 August 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 -98 598 £410 +2.50% 21
UK excluding London -59 514 £400 +5.26% 18
North of England -43 216 £389 +11.07% 12
South East -10 157 £425 - 4
London -123 145 £513 +24.24% 4
North West +1 123 £416 -2.06% 10
North East -3 80 £330 +17.86%
Midlands +5 51 £400 +1.27%
Scotland -53 47 £400 +19.40% 1
West Midlands +16 29 £475 +28.81%
East Midlands -13 19 £323 -19.38%
Wales +8 16 £180 -
South West +8 15 £410 +9.33% 1
Yorkshire -21 13 £368 -18.33% 2
East of England -18 11 £488 +8.33%
Northern Ireland -48 2 £380 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 479 (72.14%) Linux
2 370 (55.72%) Unix
3 314 (47.29%) Solaris
4 280 (42.17%) Oracle
5 229 (34.49%) IBM
6 206 (31.02%) Security Cleared
7 187 (28.16%) Windows
8 174 (26.20%) SC Cleared
9 168 (25.30%) Red Hat
10 166 (25.00%) Migration
11 157 (23.64%) SAN
12 140 (21.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 126 (18.98%) Data Centre
14 114 (17.17%) Firewall
14 114 (17.17%) VMware
15 112 (16.87%) HPUX
15 112 (16.87%) Puppet
16 110 (16.57%) Shell Script
17 109 (16.42%) Finance
18 99 (14.91%) HP
19 96 (14.46%) ITIL
20 92 (13.86%) Veritas
20 92 (13.86%) Cisco
21 90 (13.55%) DevOps
22 85 (12.80%) Oracle Database
23 81 (12.20%) WebLogic
24 79 (11.90%) SQL
24 79 (11.90%) JBoss
25 73 (10.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
26 71 (10.69%) Clustering

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 81 (12.20%) WebLogic
2 79 (11.90%) JBoss
3 66 (9.94%) WebSphere
4 64 (9.64%) Apache
5 61 (9.19%) Tomcat
6 49 (7.38%) iPlanet
7 46 (6.93%) Oracle Application Server
8 34 (5.12%) OpenStack
9 32 (4.82%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (2.41%) MQSeries
11 15 (2.26%) SharePoint
12 14 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
13 12 (1.81%) Liferay
14 11 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
15 10 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (1.36%) IIS
16 9 (1.36%) OpenROAD
16 9 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
17 6 (0.90%) Mule
Applications
1 21 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (3.77%) Oracle Utilities
2 24 (3.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 13 (1.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 9 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.05%) Siebel CRM
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.60%) Maximo
7 4 (0.60%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.66%) IaaS
5 9 (1.36%) SaaS
6 6 (0.90%) PaaS
7 5 (0.75%) Office 365
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 157 (23.64%) SAN
2 114 (17.17%) Firewall
3 66 (9.94%) TCP/IP
4 48 (7.23%) DNS
5 42 (6.33%) LDAP
6 34 (5.12%) SSL
7 27 (4.07%) Fibre Channel
8 24 (3.61%) WAN
9 19 (2.86%) HTTP
10 18 (2.71%) SSH
11 15 (2.26%) Internet
12 14 (2.11%) iSCSI
12 14 (2.11%) LAN
12 14 (2.11%) NAS
13 13 (1.96%) FCoE
13 13 (1.96%) VLAN
14 12 (1.81%) Network Security
15 10 (1.51%) FTP
16 8 (1.20%) SMS
16 8 (1.20%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (12.80%) Oracle Database
2 33 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.52%) RDBMS
4 28 (4.22%) DB2
5 25 (3.77%) SQL Server
6 22 (3.31%) Oracle Database 12c
7 17 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (1.51%) Big Data
9 9 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.36%) Ingres
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.05%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.05%) SQLPlus
12 6 (0.90%) MySQL
12 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
13 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (4.22%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.11%) AppScan
3 9 (1.36%) GitLab
4 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.90%) JIRA
5 6 (0.90%) Maven
5 6 (0.90%) ProC
6 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.45%) Codeship
6 3 (0.45%) JMeter
6 3 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.45%) Selenium
6 3 (0.45%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.45%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.45%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.15%) JUnit
8 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
General
1 109 (16.42%) Finance
2 39 (5.87%) Banking
3 18 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.26%) Law
5 12 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.81%) Retail
6 11 (1.66%) Electronics
6 11 (1.66%) Marketing
7 10 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.90%) Legal
9 6 (0.90%) Local Government
10 4 (0.60%) Games
11 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (12.50%) AIX Engineer
1 83 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
2 73 (10.99%) Administrator
3 61 (9.19%) Architect
4 51 (7.68%) Consultant
5 48 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 40 (6.02%) Solaris Engineer
6 40 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
7 39 (5.87%) DBA
8 37 (5.57%) Systems Administrator
9 33 (4.97%) Unix Administrator
10 31 (4.67%) Unix Systems Engineer
11 29 (4.37%) Analyst
12 27 (4.07%) Developer
13 26 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
14 24 (3.61%) Oracle DBA
15 23 (3.46%) AIX Administrator
15 23 (3.46%) AIX Specialist
16 22 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (9.94%) Middleware
2 53 (7.98%) J2EE
3 22 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (2.56%) XML
5 13 (1.96%) SOAP
6 12 (1.81%) Software Packaging
7 11 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (1.51%) JSON
8 10 (1.51%) Web Services
9 9 (1.36%) HTML
9 9 (1.36%) XSLT
10 8 (1.20%) REST
11 7 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.90%) Java EE
12 6 (0.90%) Java SE
12 6 (0.90%) JSON Schema
12 6 (0.90%) OAuth
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 6 (0.90%) Spring Boot
12 6 (0.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (18.98%) Data Centre
2 71 (10.69%) Clustering
3 44 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (6.17%) Mainframe
5 36 (5.42%) Replication
6 17 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.81%) DataPower
9 10 (1.51%) PKI
10 9 (1.36%) HACMP
10 9 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.20%) iSeries
11 8 (1.20%) Life Science
12 7 (1.05%) HP Storage
12 7 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.05%) LPAR
12 7 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.90%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.90%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.90%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 479 (72.14%) Linux
2 370 (55.72%) Unix
3 314 (47.29%) Solaris
4 187 (28.16%) Windows
5 140 (21.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 112 (16.87%) HPUX
7 70 (10.54%) SUSE
8 32 (4.82%) Windows Server
9 24 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.36%) zOS
14 7 (1.05%) Tru64
14 7 (1.05%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.45%) CentOS
17 3 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (25.00%) Migration
2 96 (14.46%) ITIL
3 90 (13.55%) DevOps
4 69 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (9.49%) High Availability
6 51 (7.68%) Load Balancing
7 33 (4.97%) Configuration Management
8 31 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
9 27 (4.07%) Change Management
9 27 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (3.77%) Validation
11 21 (3.16%) Data Migration
12 19 (2.86%) OO
12 19 (2.86%) Time Management
13 18 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (2.56%) Unit Testing
14 17 (2.56%) Web Operations
15 16 (2.41%) Procure-to-Pay
16 15 (2.26%) SDLC
16 15 (2.26%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 110 (16.57%) Shell Script
2 79 (11.90%) SQL
3 66 (9.94%) Perl
4 60 (9.04%) Java
5 55 (8.28%) Korn
6 45 (6.78%) Bash Shell
7 38 (5.72%) Python
8 28 (4.22%) C
9 22 (3.31%) JavaScript
10 20 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.86%) C-shell
12 15 (2.26%) Ruby
13 11 (1.66%) VBScript
14 10 (1.51%) PHP
15 9 (1.36%) Ingres ABF
16 7 (1.05%) JCL
16 7 (1.05%) XPath
17 6 (0.90%) Groovy
18 5 (0.75%) PowerShell
19 4 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 206 (31.02%) Security Cleared
2 174 (26.20%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.81%) Degree
4 8 (1.20%) CISSP
4 8 (1.20%) IRCA
5 5 (0.75%) CCNA
5 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.75%) ISEB
5 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.60%) MCSE
6 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.45%) MCITP
7 3 (0.45%) MCSA
7 3 (0.45%) MCTS
8 2 (0.30%) CISA
8 2 (0.30%) GCIA
8 2 (0.30%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.41%) QA
2 14 (2.11%) SLA
3 8 (1.20%) GxP
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) COSO
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (5.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 33 (4.97%) Active Directory
4 30 (4.52%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.37%) Oracle RAC
6 25 (3.77%) KVM
7 18 (2.71%) Oracle Clusterware
8 16 (2.41%) Samba
9 15 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.81%) PowerHA
12 10 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.20%) NFS
14 7 (1.05%) Squid
14 7 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.75%) Firmware
15 5 (0.75%) RHEV
15 5 (0.75%) vSphere
16 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 3 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 112 (16.87%) Puppet
2 73 (10.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 44 (6.63%) Ansible
4 40 (6.02%) EMC NetWorker
5 34 (5.12%) NetBackup
6 33 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (4.22%) Tivoli
8 26 (3.92%) HP Data Protector
9 17 (2.56%) BladeLogic
10 16 (2.41%) Backup Exec
10 16 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 14 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (1.96%) SCOM
13 12 (1.81%) OpenView
14 11 (1.66%) Data Guard
14 11 (1.66%) Rundeck
15 8 (1.20%) Control-M
15 8 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Management
15 8 (1.20%) yum
Vendors
1 280 (42.17%) Oracle
2 229 (34.49%) IBM
3 168 (25.30%) Red Hat
4 114 (17.17%) VMware
5 99 (14.91%) HP
6 92 (13.86%) Cisco
6 92 (13.86%) Veritas
7 65 (9.79%) Sun
8 59 (8.89%) EMC
9 45 (6.78%) F5
9 45 (6.78%) SAP
10 34 (5.12%) Microsoft
11 33 (4.97%) Brocade
12 25 (3.77%) Citrix
13 24 (3.61%) PlateSpin
13 24 (3.61%) Symantec
14 22 (3.31%) Siebel
15 16 (2.41%) NetApp
15 16 (2.41%) Tripwire
16 14 (2.11%) Veeam