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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 203 300
Rank change year-on-year -98 +97  
Contract jobs citing AIX 334 676 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.24% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.55% 5.41% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 418 204
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +8.55% -10.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 10
Median hourly rate £11.23 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.84% -3.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.84% -3.75%  

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 9409 12485 12096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7807 6992
Median daily rate £413 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 641 1004
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.51 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.12%  

AIX
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 May 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 30 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 3 months to 27 May 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
England -88 293 £428 +6.87% 23
South East +26 102 £450 +5.88% 7
London -85 74 £500 +25.00% 6
North West +30 73 £423 -0.58% 3
Hampshire +2 44 £425 +11.84% 1
Lancashire +30 40 £488 +25.80% 1
Preston +6 38 £488 +25.80% 1
Scotland -12 36 £400 +15.10% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 34 £298 - 1
Milton Keynes +19 29 £298 - 1
Glasgow -7 22 £413 +10.00%
Cheshire +21 21 £400 -5.88%
Surrey +1 19 £465 +9.41% 1
North East -17 17 £328 +14.91%
Tyne and Wear -13 15 £328 +14.91%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 14 £328 +14.91%
Havant -5 13 £400 +6.66%
City of London -13 12 £538 +16.21%
Winchester +9 11 £500 +9.58%
West Midlands +9 11 £439 +17.00% 2
Manchester +6 11 £400 +2.56% 2
Edinburgh +6 9 - - 1
Warwickshire -3 9 £458 +18.83% 2
Warwick +4 8 £466 +18.03% 1
Woking - 8 £468 -
Chester +19 6 £295 -28.48%
East Midlands -11 4 £200 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire -23 4 £360 -20.00% 1
Redhill - 4 £450 -
Erskine +21 3 £254 -13.98%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 455 (76.21%) Linux
2 325 (54.44%) Unix
3 268 (44.89%) Oracle
4 219 (36.68%) Solaris
5 202 (33.84%) IBM
6 193 (32.33%) Windows
7 152 (25.46%) Red Hat
8 148 (24.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 130 (21.78%) Migration
10 120 (20.10%) Security Cleared
11 119 (19.93%) VMware
12 108 (18.09%) SC Cleared
13 96 (16.08%) Finance
14 95 (15.91%) Data Centre
15 94 (15.75%) SAN
16 91 (15.24%) Oracle Database
17 90 (15.08%) Perl
18 85 (14.24%) ITIL
18 85 (14.24%) Shell Script
19 82 (13.74%) SQL
20 80 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
21 74 (12.40%) Puppet
22 72 (12.06%) Middleware
22 72 (12.06%) HPUX
23 71 (11.89%) WebSphere
23 71 (11.89%) DevOps
24 67 (11.22%) Java
25 65 (10.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
26 64 (10.72%) Configuration Management
27 63 (10.55%) Firewall

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 71 (11.89%) WebSphere
2 48 (8.04%) WebLogic
3 45 (7.54%) Apache
4 38 (6.37%) Tomcat
5 31 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 23 (3.85%) JBoss
7 20 (3.35%) nginx
8 18 (3.02%) IIS
8 18 (3.02%) iPlanet
9 15 (2.51%) Oracle Application Server
10 14 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
10 14 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (2.18%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.68%) GlassFish
13 8 (1.34%) MQSeries
13 8 (1.34%) MS Exchange
14 7 (1.17%) Liferay
15 6 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
16 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.35%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (1.34%) Siebel CRM
4 6 (1.01%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.84%) Maximo
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.50%) MFGPRO
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.68%) SaaS
3 14 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.01%) IaaS
5 12 (2.01%) PaaS
6 4 (0.67%) Office 365
7 2 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (15.75%) SAN
2 63 (10.55%) Firewall
3 42 (7.04%) DNS
4 38 (6.37%) LDAP
5 32 (5.36%) SSL
6 30 (5.03%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.85%) HTTP
8 16 (2.68%) SSH
9 14 (2.35%) WAN
10 13 (2.18%) LAN
11 12 (2.01%) Internet
12 10 (1.68%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.51%) FTP
13 9 (1.51%) NAS
14 8 (1.34%) VLAN
15 7 (1.17%) BIG-IP
15 7 (1.17%) HTTPS
15 7 (1.17%) Network Security
15 7 (1.17%) tcpdump
16 6 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.24%) Oracle Database
2 56 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 51 (8.54%) DB2
4 30 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (3.69%) RDBMS
7 19 (3.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 15 (2.51%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (2.01%) SQLPlus
11 11 (1.84%) Big Data
12 9 (1.51%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (1.34%) MySQL
13 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.17%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
17 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 37 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.86%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.02%) ProC
4 13 (2.18%) Subversion
5 10 (1.68%) Ant
6 8 (1.34%) AppScan
7 7 (1.17%) GitLab
8 4 (0.67%) Introscope
8 4 (0.67%) JIRA
9 3 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.50%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.17%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.17%) JUnit
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.17%) Selenium
10 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 96 (16.08%) Finance
2 32 (5.36%) Banking
3 17 (2.85%) Retail
4 14 (2.35%) Law
5 9 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.34%) Local Government
6 8 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.67%) Electronics
8 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (12.73%) Architect
2 61 (10.22%) Administrator
3 59 (9.88%) AIX Engineer
4 46 (7.71%) DBA
5 44 (7.37%) Consultant
6 40 (6.70%) Analyst
7 37 (6.20%) Unix Engineer
8 35 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (4.86%) Linux Engineer
9 29 (4.86%) Oracle DBA
10 25 (4.19%) Developer
10 25 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
10 25 (4.19%) Oracle Architect
11 24 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
12 23 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
13 22 (3.69%) Solaris Engineer
14 21 (3.52%) AIX Administrator
14 21 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.06%) Middleware
2 34 (5.70%) HTML
3 29 (4.86%) J2EE
4 14 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (2.18%) Web Services
6 12 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (2.01%) XML
7 10 (1.68%) jQuery
7 10 (1.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (1.17%) JSP
9 6 (1.01%) HTML5
9 6 (1.01%) JSON
9 6 (1.01%) SAP Basis
9 6 (1.01%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.84%) YAML
11 4 (0.67%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.50%) Flash
12 3 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
12 3 (0.50%) ISPF
12 3 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.04%) Mainframe
3 44 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.20%) Clustering
5 20 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.35%) Replication
6 10 (1.68%) HACMP
6 10 (1.68%) PKI
7 9 (1.51%) iSeries
8 8 (1.34%) DataPower
8 8 (1.34%) Life Science
8 8 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.01%) AS400
9 6 (1.01%) LPAR
9 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.84%) IBM XIV
10 5 (0.84%) Symmetrix
11 4 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.50%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 455 (76.21%) Linux
2 325 (54.44%) Unix
3 219 (36.68%) Solaris
4 193 (32.33%) Windows
5 148 (24.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (12.06%) HPUX
7 46 (7.71%) Windows Server
8 34 (5.70%) SUSE
9 30 (5.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 29 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (2.85%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.68%) zOS
14 9 (1.51%) Tru64
15 8 (1.34%) Windows 7
16 7 (1.17%) CentOS
17 6 (1.01%) VMS
18 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (21.78%) Migration
2 85 (14.24%) ITIL
3 80 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (11.89%) DevOps
5 64 (10.72%) Configuration Management
6 53 (8.88%) Performance Tuning
7 40 (6.70%) Change Management
8 37 (6.20%) High Availability
9 35 (5.86%) Open Source
9 35 (5.86%) SDLC
10 33 (5.53%) Waterfall
11 26 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (3.85%) Data Migration
12 23 (3.85%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.18%) ITIL V3
13 19 (3.18%) Requirements Analysis
13 19 (3.18%) Service Management
14 18 (3.02%) Data Management
14 18 (3.02%) Project Management
15 17 (2.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (15.08%) Perl
2 85 (14.24%) Shell Script
3 82 (13.74%) SQL
4 67 (11.22%) Java
5 50 (8.38%) Python
6 45 (7.54%) JavaScript
7 41 (6.87%) Bash Shell
8 35 (5.86%) C
9 31 (5.19%) PHP
10 29 (4.86%) Korn
11 19 (3.18%) PL/SQL
12 18 (3.02%) PowerShell
12 18 (3.02%) Ruby
13 15 (2.51%) VBScript
14 8 (1.34%) JCL
15 4 (0.67%) Jython
16 3 (0.50%) COBOL
16 3 (0.50%) C-shell
17 2 (0.34%) NATURAL
17 2 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 120 (20.10%) Security Cleared
2 108 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.86%) Degree
4 8 (1.34%) IRCA
5 5 (0.84%) ISEB
6 3 (0.50%) CISSP
6 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.50%) MCITP
6 3 (0.50%) MCSA
6 3 (0.50%) MCSE
6 3 (0.50%) MCTS
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) GCIA
7 2 (0.34%) GCIH
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMP
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.18%) SLA
2 11 (1.84%) QA
3 9 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.34%) GxP
5 5 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) COSO
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (5.70%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (4.36%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (4.02%) Oracle Clusterware
6 23 (3.85%) Docker
7 20 (3.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (3.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 18 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.35%) PowerHA
10 11 (1.84%) vSphere
11 9 (1.51%) NFS
12 8 (1.34%) Squid
12 8 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.01%) SRDF
14 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.84%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.67%) GPFS
15 4 (0.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 74 (12.40%) Puppet
2 65 (10.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 40 (6.70%) Ansible
4 28 (4.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 25 (4.19%) Tivoli
6 21 (3.52%) Oracle RMAN
7 20 (3.35%) SCOM
8 19 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (2.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 14 (2.35%) Data Guard
11 11 (1.84%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 10 (1.68%) Netcool
13 9 (1.51%) vCenter Server
14 8 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (1.34%) IBM BigFix
14 8 (1.34%) Rundeck
14 8 (1.34%) SELinux
15 7 (1.17%) BladeLogic
15 7 (1.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 268 (44.89%) Oracle
2 202 (33.84%) IBM
3 152 (25.46%) Red Hat
4 119 (19.93%) VMware
5 59 (9.88%) Microsoft
6 56 (9.38%) HP
7 51 (8.54%) Veritas
8 40 (6.70%) EMC
9 39 (6.53%) Cisco
10 31 (5.19%) SAP
11 29 (4.86%) Sun
12 24 (4.02%) Citrix
13 20 (3.35%) F5
14 16 (2.68%) NetApp
14 16 (2.68%) Siebel
15 12 (2.01%) Tripwire
16 10 (1.68%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.68%) BMC
16 10 (1.68%) CA
16 10 (1.68%) Dell
Preston, Lancashire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Networking People
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 22 days ago