Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 339 231
Rank change year-on-year -169 -108 +102
Contract jobs citing AIX 442 678 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.71% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 3.44% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 414 795
UK median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -6.43%
10th Percentile £284 £305 £263
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.83% -9.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 22
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £11.23 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +176.17% -70.46% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30.50 £10.61 £35.28
90th Percentile £48.65 £11.84 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £11.23 £37.50
% change year-on-year +176.17% -70.07% -6.25%

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 21,609 19,689 24,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,525 12,421 15,471
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £210
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,475 1,141 1,328
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.10%

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 20 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 2018. 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 -161 363 £425 +1.19% 30
UK excluding London -105 359 £413 +3.13% 28
South East -45 153 £425 -5.56% 6
North of England -112 81 £388 -0.64% 9
London -112 76 £425 -15.00% 4
Scotland -34 66 £285 -28.75% 2
North West -84 42 £425 +1.19% 2
East of England +13 20 £425 -12.82% 7
South West +5 20 £385 -8.88% 2
North East -52 20 £350 +6.06%
Yorkshire -15 19 £375 +4.17% 7
Midlands -40 11 £350 -22.22% 2
Wales -21 8 £413 +129.17%
East Midlands -5 6 £300 -15.19% 1
West Midlands -42 5 £363 -23.68% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing AIX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for AIX.

1 286 (64.71%) Linux
2 201 (45.48%) Unix
3 199 (45.02%) Windows
4 168 (38.01%) Oracle
5 128 (28.96%) Solaris
6 127 (28.73%) IBM
7 123 (27.83%) VMware
8 116 (26.24%) SQL
8 116 (26.24%) Security Cleared
9 113 (25.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 110 (24.89%) SC Cleared
11 104 (23.53%) Red Hat
12 92 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (19.91%) Finance
14 86 (19.46%) Microsoft
15 81 (18.33%) Clustering
16 79 (17.87%) Active Directory
17 73 (16.52%) HP
18 72 (16.29%) SAN
18 72 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (15.84%) Shell Script
20 68 (15.38%) Perl
20 68 (15.38%) Oracle Database
21 67 (15.16%) Hyper-V
22 65 (14.71%) Citrix
23 62 (14.03%) Change Management
24 59 (13.35%) Veritas
25 56 (12.67%) Java
26 55 (12.44%) DNS
26 55 (12.44%) Configuration Management

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 53 (11.99%) WebSphere
2 29 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (4.98%) WebLogic
5 19 (4.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 17 (3.85%) IIS
7 12 (2.71%) JBoss
7 12 (2.71%) MQSeries
7 12 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.49%) Apache
9 7 (1.58%) IBM Domino
9 7 (1.58%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (1.36%) FileNet
10 6 (1.36%) Oracle BPEL
11 5 (1.13%) IBM Connections
11 5 (1.13%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.13%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.90%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 19 (4.30%) Oracle Applications
2 18 (4.07%) Siebel CRM
3 15 (3.39%) Oracle Utilities
4 10 (2.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 8 (1.81%) BusinessWare
6 7 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.68%) Actimize
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.45%) BASE24
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.23%) Magento
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 38 (8.60%) Office 365
2 23 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.49%) IaaS
3 11 (2.49%) PaaS
3 11 (2.49%) SaaS
4 3 (0.68%) Datadog
5 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.45%) Serverless
6 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 72 (16.29%) SAN
2 55 (12.44%) DNS
3 34 (7.69%) DHCP
4 26 (5.88%) Firewall
5 13 (2.94%) VLAN
6 12 (2.71%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.49%) DMZ
8 10 (2.26%) SSL
9 9 (2.04%) SMS
10 8 (1.81%) SSH
11 7 (1.58%) HTTP
12 6 (1.36%) NAS
12 6 (1.36%) Network Security
13 5 (1.13%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.90%) LAN
14 4 (0.90%) Skype
14 4 (0.90%) WAN
15 3 (0.68%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 49 (11.09%) DB2
3 45 (10.18%) SQL Server
4 36 (8.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 30 (6.79%) Oracle Database 12c
6 27 (6.11%) Oracle ODI
7 23 (5.20%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (4.98%) Oracle BI EE
9 21 (4.75%) Relational Database
10 18 (4.07%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (2.26%) MySQL
12 10 (2.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.81%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.81%) SQLPlus
14 6 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (1.36%) Hadoop
15 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.13%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (9.05%) HP UFT
1 40 (9.05%) WinRunner
2 22 (4.98%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.04%) Ant
4 9 (2.04%) TestDirector
5 8 (1.81%) ProC
6 7 (1.58%) JDeveloper
7 4 (0.90%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.68%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.68%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (0.68%) JIRA
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.68%) Selenium
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.45%) RStudio
9 2 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 88 (19.91%) Finance
2 40 (9.05%) Banking
3 20 (4.52%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.94%) Retail
5 4 (0.90%) Military
6 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (17.42%) Administrator
2 57 (12.90%) Analyst
3 50 (11.31%) Developer
4 48 (10.86%) Architect
5 47 (10.63%) DBA
6 42 (9.50%) Systems Administrator
7 38 (8.60%) Linux Administrator
8 31 (7.01%) Oracle DBA
9 28 (6.33%) Unix Administrator
10 27 (6.11%) Consultant
11 26 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 23 (5.20%) Test Analyst
13 22 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (4.75%) Oracle Developer
15 18 (4.07%) Project Manager
16 16 (3.62%) Support Analyst
16 16 (3.62%) Technical Architect
17 14 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
17 14 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 14 (3.17%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.22%) Middleware
2 21 (4.75%) LDAP
2 21 (4.75%) Web Services
3 20 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (4.30%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (2.49%) XML
6 10 (2.26%) HTML
7 9 (2.04%) J2EE
8 8 (1.81%) jQuery
9 7 (1.58%) IBM Integration Bus
9 7 (1.58%) Software Packaging
10 6 (1.36%) JSON
10 6 (1.36%) JSP
11 4 (0.90%) Java EE
11 4 (0.90%) Oracle ADF
11 4 (0.90%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.68%) .NET
12 3 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 81 (18.33%) Clustering
2 53 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (9.50%) Data Centre
4 37 (8.37%) PDA
5 29 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.85%) Mainframe
7 16 (3.62%) Replication
8 12 (2.71%) DataPower
9 11 (2.49%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.26%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.58%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.36%) CMDB
12 6 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.36%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.13%) HACMP
14 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.90%) LPAR
15 3 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
15 3 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 286 (64.71%) Linux
2 201 (45.48%) Unix
3 199 (45.02%) Windows
4 128 (28.96%) Solaris
5 113 (25.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (11.09%) Windows 7
9 39 (8.82%) Windows Server
10 37 (8.37%) Windows XP
11 22 (4.98%) HPUX
12 18 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (3.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (3.39%) CentOS
14 15 (3.39%) Windows 2000
14 15 (3.39%) Windows NT
15 14 (3.17%) Windows 10
16 12 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (2.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 8 (1.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
2 62 (14.03%) Change Management
3 55 (12.44%) Configuration Management
4 52 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 50 (11.31%) ITIL
6 42 (9.50%) Migration
7 41 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (9.28%) Software Testing
8 40 (9.05%) DevOps
8 40 (9.05%) Test Scripting
9 34 (7.69%) Project Management
10 29 (6.56%) Smoke Testing
10 29 (6.56%) SOA
11 23 (5.20%) CRM
12 22 (4.98%) ETL
12 22 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 21 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (3.85%) Problem Management
15 16 (3.62%) Data Management
15 16 (3.62%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 116 (26.24%) SQL
2 70 (15.84%) Shell Script
3 68 (15.38%) Perl
4 56 (12.67%) Java
5 44 (9.95%) Python
6 27 (6.11%) Bash Shell
6 27 (6.11%) PL/SQL
7 26 (5.88%) Korn
8 19 (4.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 17 (3.85%) C
9 17 (3.85%) Ruby
10 15 (3.39%) JavaScript
10 15 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.04%) C++
12 8 (1.81%) PHP
13 6 (1.36%) AWK
14 3 (0.68%) Jython
14 3 (0.68%) R
15 2 (0.45%) JCL
16 1 (0.23%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 116 (26.24%) Security Cleared
2 110 (24.89%) SC Cleared
3 38 (8.60%) ISTQB
4 18 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.39%) MCSE
6 13 (2.94%) RHCE
7 11 (2.49%) MCSA
8 9 (2.04%) MCITP
9 8 (1.81%) MCTS
10 6 (1.36%) CISSP
10 6 (1.36%) Degree
10 6 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.90%) CISMP
12 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.68%) PMP
13 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.68%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.85%) SLA
2 6 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.13%) SEPA
4 4 (0.90%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (17.87%) Active Directory
3 67 (15.16%) Hyper-V
4 48 (10.86%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (7.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 20 (4.52%) Firmware
7 19 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 13 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 13 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (2.49%) Docker
9 11 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (2.49%) XenApp
10 10 (2.26%) NFS
10 10 (2.26%) vSphere
11 6 (1.36%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.68%) flannel
13 2 (0.45%) RHEV
13 2 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
2 34 (7.69%) Puppet
3 32 (7.24%) HP ALM
4 28 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (6.11%) Ansible
6 23 (5.20%) Tivoli
7 22 (4.98%) Data Guard
7 22 (4.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 20 (4.52%) SCCM
9 11 (2.49%) CFEngine
10 10 (2.26%) Cobbler
10 10 (2.26%) Netcool
10 10 (2.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.58%) Kubernetes
12 7 (1.58%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.58%) RSA Archer
13 6 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 6 (1.36%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 168 (38.01%) Oracle
2 127 (28.73%) IBM
3 123 (27.83%) VMware
4 104 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 86 (19.46%) Microsoft
6 73 (16.52%) HP
7 65 (14.71%) Citrix
8 59 (13.35%) Veritas
9 46 (10.41%) McAfee
10 37 (8.37%) EMC
11 35 (7.92%) Sun
12 32 (7.24%) Ivanti
13 29 (6.56%) Siebel
14 20 (4.52%) webMethods
15 18 (4.07%) Hitachi
16 16 (3.62%) Palo Alto
17 15 (3.39%) Informatica
18 13 (2.94%) 3PAR
18 13 (2.94%) Cisco
18 13 (2.94%) SaltStack