Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 257 283
Rank change year-on-year -151 +26 +99
Contract jobs citing AIX 572 1053 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 1.00% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.65% 4.65% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 653 553
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -7.69% +2.11%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £305
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £415
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 17
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +10.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -10.98% +7.89%

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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 -136 532 £400 +0.06% 26
UK excluding London -100 431 £400 +6.67% 22
North of England -71 181 £375 +7.14% 7
London -74 133 £475 +11.76% 6
South East -41 116 £413 -5.17% 5
North West -25 84 £425 - 5
North East -5 81 £330 +5.77%
Midlands +31 60 £375 +6.76% 4
West Midlands +26 36 £475 +26.67% 2
East Midlands +5 23 £320 -2.29% 2
East of England -31 20 £520 +40.54% 2
Scotland -66 19 £423 +31.62% 2
Wales +21 18 £200 -61.90%
South West -11 18 £410 +9.33% 2
Yorkshire -24 16 £381 -10.29% 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 426 (74.48%) Linux
2 336 (58.74%) Unix
3 278 (48.60%) Solaris
4 254 (44.41%) Oracle
5 182 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 179 (31.29%) Red Hat
7 174 (30.42%) IBM
8 163 (28.50%) Windows
9 155 (27.10%) SAN
10 152 (26.57%) SC Cleared
11 142 (24.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 123 (21.50%) Shell Script
13 115 (20.10%) Finance
14 108 (18.88%) Data Centre
15 102 (17.83%) Migration
15 102 (17.83%) HP
16 98 (17.13%) VMware
16 98 (17.13%) Firewall
17 93 (16.26%) ITIL
18 90 (15.73%) HPUX
18 90 (15.73%) Veritas
19 88 (15.38%) JBoss
19 88 (15.38%) WebLogic
20 86 (15.03%) Cisco
21 84 (14.69%) SQL
22 83 (14.51%) Puppet
23 82 (14.34%) Oracle Database
23 82 (14.34%) SUSE
24 75 (13.11%) Clustering
24 75 (13.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 88 (15.38%) JBoss
1 88 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 75 (13.11%) WebSphere
3 68 (11.89%) Tomcat
4 63 (11.01%) Apache
5 49 (8.57%) iPlanet
6 47 (8.22%) Oracle Application Server
7 32 (5.59%) OpenStack
8 26 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 21 (3.67%) MQSeries
10 16 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (2.27%) OpenROAD
12 12 (2.10%) SharePoint
13 11 (1.92%) FileNet
13 11 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
14 10 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
15 9 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (1.22%) Mule
17 5 (0.87%) Liferay
Applications
1 20 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 16 (2.80%) Oracle Utilities
3 13 (2.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 10 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (1.40%) Siebel CRM
6 6 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.35%) Actimize
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.50%) IaaS
3 18 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.57%) SaaS
6 7 (1.22%) PaaS
7 5 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.87%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (27.10%) SAN
2 98 (17.13%) Firewall
3 68 (11.89%) TCP/IP
4 45 (7.87%) DNS
5 31 (5.42%) LDAP
6 28 (4.90%) Fibre Channel
6 28 (4.90%) NAS
7 26 (4.55%) SSL
8 22 (3.85%) WAN
9 17 (2.97%) Network Security
10 15 (2.62%) FCoE
10 15 (2.62%) iSCSI
11 12 (2.10%) Internet
12 11 (1.92%) SSH
13 10 (1.75%) HTTP
13 10 (1.75%) SMS
14 8 (1.40%) X.21
15 6 (1.05%) VLAN
16 5 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
16 5 (0.87%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (14.34%) Oracle Database
2 39 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 35 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 30 (5.24%) DB2
5 26 (4.55%) SQL Server
6 21 (3.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 18 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.27%) Ingres
9 11 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.92%) SQLPlus
10 10 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
11 9 (1.57%) Big Data
12 8 (1.40%) MySQL
12 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.87%) DbVisualizer
16 4 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 17 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.57%) JMeter
2 9 (1.57%) LoadRunner
2 9 (1.57%) ProC
3 7 (1.22%) Maven
4 6 (1.05%) AppScan
5 5 (0.87%) The Grinder
6 4 (0.70%) JIRA
6 4 (0.70%) Selenium
6 4 (0.70%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.52%) Codeship
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.52%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.35%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.35%) GitLab
9 1 (0.17%) Introscope
9 1 (0.17%) JUnit
9 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 115 (20.10%) Finance
2 71 (12.41%) Banking
3 21 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.80%) Retail
5 10 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.40%) Electronics
6 8 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.40%) Marketing
7 7 (1.22%) Games
8 6 (1.05%) Legal
9 5 (0.87%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Local Government
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (15.03%) Unix Engineer
2 77 (13.46%) Administrator
3 65 (11.36%) AIX Engineer
4 52 (9.09%) Architect
5 48 (8.39%) Consultant
6 43 (7.52%) Systems Administrator
7 41 (7.17%) Unix Administrator
8 37 (6.47%) Developer
9 36 (6.29%) Solaris Engineer
10 33 (5.77%) DBA
11 28 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
11 28 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
12 27 (4.72%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 25 (4.37%) Storage Engineer
14 24 (4.20%) Backup Engineer
14 24 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (4.02%) AIX Administrator
15 23 (4.02%) Unix Systems Engineer
16 22 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
17 21 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.62%) J2EE
2 52 (9.09%) Middleware
3 25 (4.37%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (3.15%) XML
5 16 (2.80%) HTML
5 16 (2.80%) Web Services
6 13 (2.27%) SOAP
6 13 (2.27%) Software Packaging
7 12 (2.10%) jQuery
7 12 (2.10%) JSON
8 10 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (1.57%) Java EE
9 9 (1.57%) XSLT
10 8 (1.40%) HTML5
10 8 (1.40%) REST
11 7 (1.22%) Java SE
11 7 (1.22%) JSON Schema
11 7 (1.22%) Spring Boot
11 7 (1.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 108 (18.88%) Data Centre
2 75 (13.11%) Clustering
3 46 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (6.29%) Replication
5 17 (2.97%) Private Cloud
6 15 (2.62%) HACMP
7 14 (2.45%) Mainframe
8 13 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.10%) iSeries
9 12 (2.10%) SWIFT
10 11 (1.92%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.57%) HP Storage
12 8 (1.40%) DataPower
12 8 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
13 7 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.22%) LPAR
13 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.05%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 426 (74.48%) Linux
2 336 (58.74%) Unix
3 278 (48.60%) Solaris
4 163 (28.50%) Windows
5 142 (24.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (15.73%) HPUX
7 82 (14.34%) SUSE
8 33 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (5.07%) Windows Server
10 22 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (2.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 15 (2.62%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.87%) Android
15 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.70%) Debian
16 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.83%) Migration
2 93 (16.26%) ITIL
3 75 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (11.19%) High Availability
5 62 (10.84%) DevOps
6 58 (10.14%) Load Balancing
7 44 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 34 (5.94%) Change Management
8 34 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (5.07%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.55%) SDLC
11 25 (4.37%) Service Delivery
12 24 (4.20%) OO
13 22 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (2.97%) Service Management
15 17 (2.97%) Unit Testing
15 17 (2.97%) Validation
16 16 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (2.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 123 (21.50%) Shell Script
2 84 (14.69%) SQL
3 72 (12.59%) Perl
4 68 (11.89%) Java
5 65 (11.36%) Korn
6 49 (8.57%) Bash Shell
7 41 (7.17%) Python
8 34 (5.94%) C
9 26 (4.55%) JavaScript
9 26 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.85%) C-shell
11 21 (3.67%) Ruby
12 12 (2.10%) Ingres ABF
13 11 (1.92%) C++
14 10 (1.75%) VBScript
15 9 (1.57%) PHP
16 7 (1.22%) Groovy
16 7 (1.22%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.22%) XPath
17 6 (1.05%) AWK
Qualifications
1 182 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 152 (26.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.22%) Degree
5 6 (1.05%) CISSP
6 5 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.70%) CCNA
7 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.70%) IBM Certification
7 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.70%) RHCE
8 3 (0.52%) CISM
8 3 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.35%) CISA
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.67%) SLA
2 10 (1.75%) QA
3 6 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.05%) SEPA
4 5 (0.87%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (6.47%) Oracle RAC
2 37 (6.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 31 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.07%) KVM
5 27 (4.72%) Active Directory
5 27 (4.72%) Samba
6 20 (3.50%) Oracle Clusterware
7 16 (2.80%) PowerHA
8 14 (2.45%) Docker
9 13 (2.27%) vSphere
10 12 (2.10%) SRDF
10 12 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 11 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (1.75%) Firmware
12 10 (1.75%) GPFS
12 10 (1.75%) NFS
13 7 (1.22%) Veritas File System
14 5 (0.87%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 83 (14.51%) Puppet
2 75 (13.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 48 (8.39%) NetBackup
4 39 (6.82%) EMC NetWorker
5 32 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (5.59%) Tivoli
6 30 (5.24%) HP Data Protector
7 23 (4.02%) Ansible
8 22 (3.85%) BladeLogic
9 19 (3.32%) Backup Exec
10 17 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 14 (2.45%) Data Guard
12 13 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (2.10%) OpenView
14 9 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
15 8 (1.40%) SCOM
16 7 (1.22%) EMC TimeFinder
16 7 (1.22%) NetApp OnCommand
17 6 (1.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 254 (44.41%) Oracle
2 179 (31.29%) Red Hat
3 174 (30.42%) IBM
4 102 (17.83%) HP
5 98 (17.13%) VMware
6 90 (15.73%) Veritas
7 86 (15.03%) Cisco
8 73 (12.76%) EMC
9 60 (10.49%) Sun
10 42 (7.34%) F5
11 41 (7.17%) Brocade
12 35 (6.12%) Microsoft
13 30 (5.24%) Symantec
14 26 (4.55%) PlateSpin
14 26 (4.55%) SAP
15 21 (3.67%) Siebel
16 19 (3.32%) NetApp
17 17 (2.97%) Citrix
17 17 (2.97%) Veeam
18 14 (2.45%) Informatica