Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 404 253
Rank change year-on-year -152 -151 +35
Contract jobs citing AIX 348 585 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.59% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.61% 2.82% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 353 663
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £260
90th Percentile £598 £559 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 15
UK median hourly rate £26.00 - £36.00
10th Percentile £22.40 - £35.35
90th Percentile £50.00 - £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 - £36.00

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 21,567 20,713 23,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.88% 20.84% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,328 13,092 14,563
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £200
90th Percentile £606 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,510 1,235 1,290
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.21% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
UK excluding London -120 294 £425 +6.25% 41
England -184 283 £450 +12.50% 43
South East -25 105 £475 +15.15% 10
North of England -139 56 £445 +18.67% 8
London -87 48 £438 -14.63% 9
Scotland +8 47 £285 -30.91% 6
South West +2 37 £530 +29.27% 2
North West -77 28 £445 +5.33% 2
Yorkshire -11 20 £375 -3.23% 6
East of England +12 19 £429 -17.51% 10
Midlands -73 16 £450 +15.76% 4
Wales -24 14 £478 +80.19% 1
East Midlands -1 8 £279 -12.81% 3
West Midlands -47 8 £595 +25.26% 1
North East -67 8 £500 +52.67%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 211 (60.63%) Linux
2 168 (48.28%) Unix
3 156 (44.83%) Windows
4 150 (43.10%) Oracle
5 106 (30.46%) Solaris
6 100 (28.74%) IBM
7 96 (27.59%) SQL
7 96 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 89 (25.57%) VMware
9 79 (22.70%) Red Hat
10 73 (20.98%) Security Cleared
11 70 (20.11%) Active Directory
12 66 (18.97%) SAN
13 65 (18.68%) Middleware
13 65 (18.68%) SC Cleared
14 64 (18.39%) HP
14 64 (18.39%) Microsoft
15 62 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 62 (17.82%) Clustering
16 59 (16.95%) Finance
17 53 (15.23%) Oracle Database
18 52 (14.94%) Shell Script
19 49 (14.08%) Veritas
19 49 (14.08%) Perl
20 48 (13.79%) Citrix
20 48 (13.79%) DNS
21 47 (13.51%) Hyper-V
22 40 (11.49%) Windows Server
23 39 (11.21%) DevOps
23 39 (11.21%) Test Automation

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 35 (10.06%) WebSphere
2 26 (7.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (5.75%) Apache
3 20 (5.75%) WebLogic
4 18 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 17 (4.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (4.31%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (4.02%) MQSeries
8 12 (3.45%) IIS
9 11 (3.16%) JBoss
10 8 (2.30%) NetWeaver
11 6 (1.72%) Oracle BPEL
12 5 (1.44%) SAP Portal
13 4 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (1.15%) Site Server
14 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.86%) FileNet
14 3 (0.86%) Mule
14 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (4.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 14 (4.02%) Siebel CRM
3 13 (3.74%) Oracle Utilities
4 6 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.44%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.57%) Actimize
7 2 (0.57%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.33%) Office 365
3 18 (5.17%) IaaS
3 18 (5.17%) PaaS
3 18 (5.17%) SaaS
4 5 (1.44%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.57%) GitHub
5 2 (0.57%) npm
5 2 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.97%) SAN
2 48 (13.79%) DNS
3 34 (9.77%) DHCP
4 29 (8.33%) Firewall
5 16 (4.60%) SSH
6 15 (4.31%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.87%) NAS
8 9 (2.59%) VLAN
9 7 (2.01%) DMZ
9 7 (2.01%) HTTP
9 7 (2.01%) Kerberos
9 7 (2.01%) SSL
10 6 (1.72%) LAN
10 6 (1.72%) WAN
11 4 (1.15%) SMS
12 3 (0.86%) FTP
12 3 (0.86%) Network Security
12 3 (0.86%) SNMP
13 2 (0.57%) IGMP
13 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.23%) Oracle Database
2 29 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 28 (8.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 28 (8.05%) Oracle Reports
4 26 (7.47%) Oracle ODI
5 25 (7.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 24 (6.90%) DB2
7 23 (6.61%) Oracle Database 12c
8 13 (3.74%) MySQL
9 12 (3.45%) Hadoop
10 11 (3.16%) Ingres
11 10 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (2.59%) NoSQL
13 8 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 7 (2.01%) Oracle Discoverer
14 7 (2.01%) Relational Database
15 5 (1.44%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.44%) SAP BW
16 4 (1.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (8.05%) HP UFT
1 28 (8.05%) WinRunner
2 24 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
4 17 (4.89%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.87%) Ant
6 9 (2.59%) CA Gen
6 9 (2.59%) Toad
7 7 (2.01%) JDeveloper
7 7 (2.01%) PowerBuilder
8 5 (1.44%) Gerrit
8 5 (1.44%) Maven
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.86%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.86%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (0.86%) JIRA
11 2 (0.57%) Bower
11 2 (0.57%) Gradle
11 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.57%) Spinnaker
General
1 59 (16.95%) Finance
2 24 (6.90%) Banking
3 10 (2.87%) Retail
4 7 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.86%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Back Office
8 2 (0.57%) French Language
8 2 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (18.10%) Administrator
2 53 (15.23%) Architect
3 51 (14.66%) Developer
4 34 (9.77%) Analyst
5 33 (9.48%) Systems Administrator
6 30 (8.62%) Consultant
6 30 (8.62%) DBA
7 26 (7.47%) Oracle DBA
8 25 (7.18%) Linux Administrator
8 25 (7.18%) Unix Administrator
9 22 (6.32%) Oracle Developer
10 20 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (4.60%) AIX Administrator
11 16 (4.60%) Technical Architect
12 15 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 15 (4.31%) Test Analyst
12 15 (4.31%) Unix Developer
13 14 (4.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 11 (3.16%) AIX Systems Administrator
15 10 (2.87%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.68%) Middleware
2 25 (7.18%) Web Services
3 19 (5.46%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (5.17%) XML
5 16 (4.60%) Oracle Fusion
6 11 (3.16%) LDAP
6 11 (3.16%) SAP Basis
7 10 (2.87%) SOAP
8 9 (2.59%) REST
9 7 (2.01%) J2EE
9 7 (2.01%) JSON
9 7 (2.01%) SAML
10 5 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (1.44%) JSP
10 5 (1.44%) SAP PI
10 5 (1.44%) Software Packaging
11 4 (1.15%) HTML
11 4 (1.15%) Java EE
11 4 (1.15%) Oracle ADF
11 4 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.82%) Clustering
2 36 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 27 (7.76%) PDA
4 17 (4.89%) Replication
5 14 (4.02%) DataPower
6 11 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.59%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.30%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (1.44%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.44%) HACMP
11 5 (1.44%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.15%) LPAR
12 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 211 (60.63%) Linux
2 168 (48.28%) Unix
3 156 (44.83%) Windows
4 106 (30.46%) Solaris
5 96 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (11.49%) Windows Server
7 31 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (8.62%) Windows 7
9 28 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (6.03%) Windows XP
11 20 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (5.17%) CentOS
12 18 (5.17%) HPUX
13 13 (3.74%) SUSE
13 13 (3.74%) Windows 10
14 12 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (3.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 10 (2.87%) zOS
17 7 (2.01%) Windows 2000
17 7 (2.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (11.21%) Change Management
1 39 (11.21%) DevOps
1 39 (11.21%) Test Automation
2 38 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.34%) ITIL
4 32 (9.20%) Migration
4 32 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (8.62%) Configuration Management
5 30 (8.62%) Test Scripting
6 27 (7.76%) Software Testing
7 26 (7.47%) SOA
8 25 (7.18%) Project Management
9 24 (6.90%) Smoke Testing
10 21 (6.03%) CRM
11 19 (5.46%) Service Management
11 19 (5.46%) Storage Management
12 17 (4.89%) Data Modelling
13 16 (4.60%) Analytics
13 16 (4.60%) Change Control
13 16 (4.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 96 (27.59%) SQL
2 52 (14.94%) Shell Script
3 49 (14.08%) Perl
4 35 (10.06%) Java
5 34 (9.77%) PL/SQL
6 27 (7.76%) Python
7 18 (5.17%) Korn
8 15 (4.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 11 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.16%) C
10 7 (2.01%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.01%) PHP
10 7 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.72%) Ruby
12 5 (1.44%) C++
12 5 (1.44%) COBOL
12 5 (1.44%) Groovy
13 3 (0.86%) JCL
13 3 (0.86%) XPath
14 2 (0.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 73 (20.98%) Security Cleared
2 65 (18.68%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.05%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.72%) MCSE
4 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.72%) RHCE
5 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.86%) Degree
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.57%) CCNA
7 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CISSP
7 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.57%) GCIH
7 2 (0.57%) MCITP
7 2 (0.57%) OCP
7 2 (0.57%) SANS
8 1 (0.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (0.57%) SEPA
1 2 (0.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) COBIT
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 70 (20.11%) Active Directory
2 62 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 37 (10.63%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (7.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 23 (6.61%) Docker
7 16 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (4.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 15 (4.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 14 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (4.02%) XenApp
10 11 (3.16%) Firmware
11 8 (2.30%) NFS
12 7 (2.01%) vSphere
13 6 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.57%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.57%) RHEV
15 2 (0.57%) Samba
15 2 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 31 (8.91%) Ansible
2 27 (7.76%) HP ALM
2 27 (7.76%) McAfee ePO
2 27 (7.76%) Tivoli
3 26 (7.47%) Data Guard
4 18 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (4.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (4.89%) Puppet
5 17 (4.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (3.45%) NetBackup
7 11 (3.16%) Opsview
8 10 (2.87%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (2.30%) SCCM
10 6 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 6 (1.72%) WSUS
11 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 5 (1.44%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.44%) Oracle Flashback
11 5 (1.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 150 (43.10%) Oracle
2 100 (28.74%) IBM
3 89 (25.57%) VMware
4 79 (22.70%) Red Hat
5 64 (18.39%) HP
5 64 (18.39%) Microsoft
6 49 (14.08%) Veritas
7 48 (13.79%) Citrix
8 34 (9.77%) McAfee
9 31 (8.91%) EMC
10 27 (7.76%) Ivanti
11 21 (6.03%) SAP
12 19 (5.46%) Siebel
13 18 (5.17%) Sun
14 17 (4.89%) 3PAR
15 13 (3.74%) Palo Alto
16 12 (3.45%) Informatica
17 11 (3.16%) Brocade
17 11 (3.16%) Dell
18 8 (2.30%) ArcSight