Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 476 302 268
Rank change year-on-year -174 -34 +81
Contract jobs citing AIX 434 765 991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 3.83% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 490 554
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £303 £291
90th Percentile £500 £550 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% +17.04% -13.46%
10th Percentile £42.50 £26.58 £23.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.30 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% +24.44% -13.46%

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 20,645 19,951 23,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.96% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,196 12,583 13,813
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,261 1,265 1,745
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 18 February 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
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 18 February 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 -167 398 £400 - 40
UK excluding London -111 330 £400 - 40
South East -44 127 £425 - 11
London -87 97 £456 +7.35% 7
North of England -89 94 £400 +8.11% 5
Midlands +10 44 £375 -1.64% 5
North West -42 44 £435 +2.35% 2
North East -31 35 £350 +2.94% 1
West Midlands +6 28 £375 -6.25% 3
East of England -17 23 £425 +58.88% 7
Scotland -51 23 £420 +20.00% 7
East Midlands +3 16 £360 -2.37% 2
Yorkshire -15 15 £388 - 2
South West -15 11 £400 -16.67% 5
Wales -11 8 £371 -29.29%

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 300 (69.12%) Linux
2 229 (52.76%) Unix
3 194 (44.70%) Solaris
4 185 (42.63%) Oracle
5 138 (31.80%) Windows
6 122 (28.11%) Red Hat
7 120 (27.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 111 (25.58%) Shell Script
9 106 (24.42%) Security Cleared
10 98 (22.58%) SC Cleared
10 98 (22.58%) IBM
11 97 (22.35%) Finance
12 83 (19.12%) SAN
13 73 (16.82%) Oracle Database
14 70 (16.13%) Java
15 67 (15.44%) Banking
16 64 (14.75%) HPUX
17 59 (13.59%) VMware
18 57 (13.13%) Clustering
19 56 (12.90%) HP
19 56 (12.90%) Data Management
20 55 (12.67%) SQL
20 55 (12.67%) ITIL
21 51 (11.75%) Veritas
21 51 (11.75%) WebSphere
22 50 (11.52%) Data Centre
23 47 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
23 47 (10.83%) Tivoli
24 44 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
25 43 (9.91%) Migration

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 51 (11.75%) WebSphere
2 31 (7.14%) JBoss
3 30 (6.91%) Tomcat
4 22 (5.07%) Apache
5 20 (4.61%) WebLogic
6 19 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (3.46%) MQSeries
7 15 (3.46%) Oracle Service Bus
8 12 (2.76%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.76%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (2.53%) iPlanet
10 10 (2.30%) FileNet
11 9 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.38%) nginx
13 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.92%) IIS
13 4 (0.92%) OpenROAD
14 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.46%) Siebel CRM
2 14 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (3.23%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (1.84%) BusinessWare
4 5 (1.15%) Actimize
4 5 (1.15%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.92%) Magento
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.46%) BASE24
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.99%) IaaS
2 18 (4.15%) PaaS
2 18 (4.15%) SaaS
3 13 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.38%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 83 (19.12%) SAN
2 36 (8.29%) Firewall
3 22 (5.07%) TCP/IP
4 20 (4.61%) NAS
5 15 (3.46%) DNS
6 14 (3.23%) WAN
7 12 (2.76%) Network Security
8 9 (2.07%) Internet
9 8 (1.84%) SSH
9 8 (1.84%) SSL
10 7 (1.61%) LAN
11 6 (1.38%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (1.38%) SMS
12 4 (0.92%) FTP
12 4 (0.92%) HTTP
13 3 (0.69%) Converged Networks
13 3 (0.69%) FCoE
13 3 (0.69%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.82%) Oracle Database
2 33 (7.60%) SQL Server
3 32 (7.37%) DB2
4 29 (6.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (5.99%) Oracle Database 12c
6 24 (5.53%) Relational Database
7 18 (4.15%) RDBMS
8 12 (2.76%) SQLPlus
9 11 (2.53%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
9 11 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.30%) MySQL
11 9 (2.07%) DbVisualizer
12 8 (1.84%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.92%) Ingres
15 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
17 2 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (2.30%) JMeter
2 10 (2.30%) LoadRunner
3 9 (2.07%) The Grinder
4 7 (1.61%) ProC
5 6 (1.38%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.92%) Firebug
6 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.69%) Selenium
8 2 (0.46%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.23%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.23%) GitLab
9 1 (0.23%) JIRA
9 1 (0.23%) Maven
9 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.23%) TestDirector
General
1 97 (22.35%) Finance
2 67 (15.44%) Banking
3 22 (5.07%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.46%) Retail
6 5 (1.15%) Games
7 3 (0.69%) Local Government
7 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.46%) French Language
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (15.67%) Administrator
2 42 (9.68%) Developer
3 41 (9.45%) Consultant
4 39 (8.99%) Unix Engineer
5 38 (8.76%) Systems Administrator
6 35 (8.06%) AIX Engineer
6 35 (8.06%) Analyst
7 33 (7.60%) DBA
7 33 (7.60%) Unix Administrator
8 30 (6.91%) Architect
8 30 (6.91%) Oracle DBA
9 23 (5.30%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (4.84%) Solaris Engineer
11 19 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.15%) Java Team Leader
12 18 (4.15%) Team Leader
13 17 (3.92%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (3.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 17 (3.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.68%) Middleware
2 27 (6.22%) J2EE
3 22 (5.07%) ISPF
4 19 (4.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 14 (3.23%) HTML
6 13 (3.00%) JSP
7 12 (2.76%) jQuery
7 12 (2.76%) Web Services
8 9 (2.07%) LDAP
9 7 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (1.61%) X-Windows
10 6 (1.38%) HTML5
10 6 (1.38%) Java EE
10 6 (1.38%) SAP PI
11 5 (1.15%) .NET
11 5 (1.15%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 5 (1.15%) XML
12 4 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
13 2 (0.46%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.13%) Clustering
2 50 (11.52%) Data Centre
3 47 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.61%) Mainframe
5 20 (4.61%) SWIFT
6 18 (4.15%) Replication
7 17 (3.92%) VSAM
8 15 (3.46%) HACMP
9 12 (2.76%) iSeries
10 10 (2.30%) EMC VNX
10 10 (2.30%) LPAR
11 9 (2.07%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.84%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.84%) EMC VMAX
12 8 (1.84%) Fedwire
13 7 (1.61%) EMC Centera
13 7 (1.61%) EMC VNXe
13 7 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.69%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 300 (69.12%) Linux
2 229 (52.76%) Unix
3 194 (44.70%) Solaris
4 138 (31.80%) Windows
5 120 (27.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (14.75%) HPUX
7 41 (9.45%) Windows Server
8 30 (6.91%) SUSE
9 22 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (3.46%) MVS
11 15 (3.46%) VME
11 15 (3.46%) VMS
12 14 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (2.07%) Debian
14 9 (2.07%) Windows 2000
15 8 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (12.90%) Data Management
2 55 (12.67%) ITIL
3 43 (9.91%) Migration
4 42 (9.68%) Change Management
5 40 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (7.83%) DevOps
7 33 (7.60%) Project Management
8 31 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 30 (6.91%) Load Balancing
9 30 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
10 28 (6.45%) High Availability
10 28 (6.45%) Open Source
11 26 (5.99%) Configuration Management
11 26 (5.99%) SDLC
12 25 (5.76%) ETL
12 25 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 23 (5.30%) Data Mapping
14 22 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (5.07%) Service Management
15 21 (4.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (25.58%) Shell Script
2 70 (16.13%) Java
3 55 (12.67%) SQL
4 43 (9.91%) Perl
5 37 (8.53%) C
6 36 (8.29%) Korn
7 35 (8.06%) Python
8 31 (7.14%) Bash Shell
9 28 (6.45%) Ruby
10 23 (5.30%) JCL
11 21 (4.84%) PL/SQL
11 21 (4.84%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.00%) JavaScript
13 11 (2.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 10 (2.30%) PHP
15 9 (2.07%) AWK
15 9 (2.07%) C++
16 3 (0.69%) C-shell
16 3 (0.69%) Ingres ABF
17 2 (0.46%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 106 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 98 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.84%) RHCE
5 7 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.38%) IBM Certification
7 5 (1.15%) Degree
8 4 (0.92%) CISM
9 3 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) HND
10 2 (0.46%) ISEB
10 2 (0.46%) OCP
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.23%) CISA
11 1 (0.23%) CISSP
11 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.69%) SLA
2 14 (3.23%) SEPA
3 9 (2.07%) QA
4 7 (1.61%) PMO
4 7 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 44 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (5.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 21 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (4.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (4.15%) PowerHA
5 17 (3.92%) Active Directory
5 17 (3.92%) Firmware
6 16 (3.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 16 (3.69%) Oracle Clusterware
6 16 (3.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (3.46%) Docker
7 15 (3.46%) RACF
8 14 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.00%) vSphere
10 12 (2.76%) KVM
10 12 (2.76%) SRDF
11 11 (2.53%) Samba
12 9 (2.07%) GPFS
12 9 (2.07%) Hyper-V
13 7 (1.61%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 47 (10.83%) Tivoli
2 42 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 38 (8.76%) Puppet
4 21 (4.84%) NetBackup
5 18 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 16 (3.69%) EMC NetWorker
8 15 (3.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 13 (3.00%) Ansible
10 11 (2.53%) Cobbler
10 11 (2.53%) Data Guard
11 9 (2.07%) BladeLogic
11 9 (2.07%) Grafana
11 9 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
12 8 (1.84%) CFEngine
12 8 (1.84%) Control-M
13 7 (1.61%) EMC TimeFinder
13 7 (1.61%) NetApp OnCommand
13 7 (1.61%) SCOM
14 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 185 (42.63%) Oracle
2 122 (28.11%) Red Hat
3 98 (22.58%) IBM
4 59 (13.59%) VMware
5 56 (12.90%) HP
6 51 (11.75%) Veritas
7 42 (9.68%) EMC
8 36 (8.29%) Microsoft
9 28 (6.45%) Cisco
10 24 (5.53%) webMethods
11 19 (4.38%) 3PAR
11 19 (4.38%) BMC
12 18 (4.15%) Brocade
13 17 (3.92%) Sun
14 16 (3.69%) ServiceNow
14 16 (3.69%) Siebel
15 15 (3.46%) NetApp
16 14 (3.23%) F5
17 12 (2.76%) Citrix
18 11 (2.53%) AppDynamics