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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 240 319
Rank change year-on-year -98 +79  
Contract jobs citing AIX 277 541 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 1.00% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.95% 4.66% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 352 163
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 15
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -1.28%  

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 9398 11612 11688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.64% 21.45% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 7236 6633
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 684 978
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -100 233 £425 +6.25% 32
South East +8 91 £475 +15.85% 14
London -68 72 £425 +3.65% 11
North West -4 38 £395 -7.05% 1
Hampshire -5 35 £425 +6.25% 3
Scotland -9 34 £400 +3.22% 2
Surrey +17 27 £530 +24.70% 4
Glasgow +16 23 £400 +10.34% 1
Cheshire +24 17 £400 -5.88% 1
Manchester +8 16 £365 -20.65%
South West +12 14 £455 +10.36% 1
Redhill - 13 £509 - 2
West Sussex +15 12 £550 +33.33% 1
Milton Keynes +6 10 £425 +25.92% 1
Havant -1 10 £450 +19.20% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 10 £425 +30.76% 1
Winchester 0 9 £475 -9.52% 1
City of London -6 8 £646 +54.32% 1
Edinburgh -8 8 - -
South Wales +18 7 £200 +45.45%
Wales +10 7 £200 +45.45% 1
Devon - 7 - -
Exeter - 7 - -
Gatwick - 7 £550 -
Cardiff +21 6 - -
Berkshire +18 6 £318 -20.62% 2
East of England -10 5 £395 +5.33% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 5 £544 +84.32%
North East -29 5 £544 +84.32%
Tyne and Wear -30 5 £544 +84.32%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 553 (82.29%) Linux
2 408 (60.71%) Unix
3 286 (42.56%) Windows
4 277 (41.22%) Oracle
5 241 (35.86%) IBM
6 180 (26.79%) Solaris
7 171 (25.45%) Red Hat
8 168 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 148 (22.02%) ITIL
10 140 (20.83%) WebSphere
11 138 (20.54%) Perl
12 132 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
13 123 (18.30%) VMware
14 118 (17.56%) SQL
15 112 (16.67%) DevOps
16 110 (16.37%) Microsoft
17 107 (15.92%) Security Cleared
18 103 (15.33%) Java
19 102 (15.18%) Finance
19 102 (15.18%) Migration
20 100 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
21 98 (14.58%) Shell Script
22 93 (13.84%) Middleware
23 91 (13.54%) SC Cleared
23 91 (13.54%) Oracle Database
24 90 (13.39%) Change Management
25 88 (13.10%) SAN
26 86 (12.80%) Puppet
27 79 (11.76%) DB2
28 77 (11.46%) 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
1 140 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 72 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 60 (8.93%) Apache
4 46 (6.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 35 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 31 (4.61%) JBoss
7 22 (3.27%) Confluence
7 22 (3.27%) IIS
7 22 (3.27%) nginx
8 19 (2.83%) IBM HTTP Server
8 19 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (1.79%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (1.64%) iPlanet
11 10 (1.49%) GlassFish
11 10 (1.49%) MQSeries
11 10 (1.49%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (1.34%) SAS
13 7 (1.04%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 62 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 53 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.04%) MS Office
4 4 (0.60%) MS Project
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.89%) MFGPRO
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.74%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 5 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.45%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.45%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.93%) SaaS
2 56 (8.33%) PaaS
3 54 (8.04%) IaaS
4 19 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.04%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.74%) Office 365
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.30%) Heroku
8 2 (0.30%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 88 (13.10%) SAN
2 57 (8.48%) DNS
3 55 (8.18%) TCP/IP
4 52 (7.74%) Firewall
5 51 (7.59%) LDAP
6 45 (6.70%) SSL
7 18 (2.68%) HTTP
8 14 (2.08%) Network Security
9 12 (1.79%) WAN
10 11 (1.64%) FTP
11 10 (1.49%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.34%) LAN
12 9 (1.34%) NAS
12 9 (1.34%) SSH
13 8 (1.19%) BIG-IP
14 7 (1.04%) DMZ
14 7 (1.04%) Internet
15 6 (0.89%) DHCP
15 6 (0.89%) VLAN
16 5 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (13.54%) Oracle Database
2 79 (11.76%) DB2
3 71 (10.57%) SQL Server
4 32 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 28 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 23 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (3.13%) Big Data
9 16 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (1.93%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.64%) MySQL
14 10 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.34%) Oracle9i Database
16 8 (1.19%) SQLPlus
17 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
18 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.89%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 52 (7.74%) Jenkins
2 42 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.87%) JIRA
4 23 (3.42%) Subversion
5 22 (3.27%) ProC
6 18 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (2.53%) Ant
8 10 (1.49%) ClearCase
9 9 (1.34%) Apache Ivy
9 9 (1.34%) ClearQuest
9 9 (1.34%) JUnit
9 9 (1.34%) Selenium
10 5 (0.74%) CA Gen
10 5 (0.74%) PVCS
10 5 (0.74%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.60%) Introscope
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 102 (15.18%) Finance
2 37 (5.51%) Banking
3 26 (3.87%) Law
4 18 (2.68%) Retail
5 11 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.89%) Local Government
7 5 (0.74%) Electronics
7 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.74%) Marketing
8 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.45%) Front Office
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (12.05%) Architect
2 68 (10.12%) Analyst
3 60 (8.93%) Administrator
4 48 (7.14%) Consultant
4 48 (7.14%) DBA
5 46 (6.85%) AIX Engineer
6 42 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 41 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
9 32 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
10 30 (4.46%) Developer
11 27 (4.02%) Operations Engineer
12 26 (3.87%) Support Analyst
13 25 (3.72%) Linux Administrator
13 25 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (3.57%) Oracle Architect
15 23 (3.42%) Operations Analyst
16 22 (3.27%) Support Engineer
17 21 (3.13%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (13.84%) Middleware
2 35 (5.21%) J2EE
3 33 (4.91%) HTML
4 26 (3.87%) WebSphere MQ
4 26 (3.87%) XML
5 20 (2.98%) Web Services
6 17 (2.53%) Software Packaging
7 15 (2.23%) JSON
8 13 (1.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 12 (1.79%) SAP Basis
10 11 (1.64%) Regular Expression
11 10 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (1.34%) MCollective
13 8 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (1.19%) JSP
14 7 (1.04%) IBM Integration Bus
14 7 (1.04%) jQuery
15 5 (0.74%) EDIFACT
16 4 (0.60%) HTML5
16 4 (0.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 53 (7.89%) Mainframe
4 44 (6.55%) Clustering
5 24 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
6 22 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.98%) Tandem
8 17 (2.53%) Replication
9 15 (2.23%) HACMP
10 12 (1.79%) DataPower
10 12 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
10 12 (1.79%) EMC VNX
11 10 (1.49%) PKI
12 9 (1.34%) Symmetrix
13 5 (0.74%) iSeries
13 5 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.74%) LPAR
14 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.45%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 553 (82.29%) Linux
2 408 (60.71%) Unix
3 286 (42.56%) Windows
4 180 (26.79%) Solaris
5 168 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (8.93%) Windows Server
7 58 (8.63%) Windows XP
8 55 (8.18%) HPUX
9 49 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (6.99%) Windows 2000
11 42 (6.25%) SUSE
12 30 (4.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 25 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (3.42%) Oracle Linux
14 23 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (3.13%) zOS
16 12 (1.79%) Windows 7
17 9 (1.34%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.34%) MVS
18 7 (1.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.02%) ITIL
2 132 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (16.67%) DevOps
4 102 (15.18%) Migration
5 90 (13.39%) Change Management
6 77 (11.46%) Configuration Management
7 75 (11.16%) Open Source
8 69 (10.27%) Service Management
9 55 (8.18%) Performance Tuning
10 54 (8.04%) ITSM
11 53 (7.89%) Data Management
12 46 (6.85%) Problem Management
13 44 (6.55%) PRINCE2
14 43 (6.40%) High Availability
15 36 (5.36%) Release Management
15 36 (5.36%) Waterfall
16 31 (4.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 29 (4.32%) SDLC
18 28 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
19 26 (3.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 138 (20.54%) Perl
2 118 (17.56%) SQL
3 103 (15.33%) Java
4 98 (14.58%) Shell Script
5 52 (7.74%) Bash Shell
6 51 (7.59%) Python
7 47 (6.99%) JavaScript
8 42 (6.25%) Korn
9 31 (4.61%) PHP
10 30 (4.46%) C
11 28 (4.17%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.53%) VBScript
14 15 (2.23%) Ruby
15 12 (1.79%) Jython
16 11 (1.64%) VB
17 6 (0.89%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.74%) C-shell
18 5 (0.74%) JCL
19 4 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 107 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 91 (13.54%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.32%) Degree
4 18 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.74%) ISEB
6 5 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.74%) MCITP
6 5 (0.74%) MCSA
6 5 (0.74%) MCSE
6 5 (0.74%) MCTS
6 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.45%) PMP
7 3 (0.45%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.25%) SLA
2 9 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.04%) QA
4 6 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.91%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (4.46%) Docker
4 30 (4.46%) PowerHA
5 23 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
6 16 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (2.23%) Hyper-V
8 14 (2.08%) NFS
9 13 (1.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 12 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.64%) SRDF
11 11 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 10 (1.49%) GPFS
12 10 (1.49%) vSphere
13 9 (1.34%) Veritas File System
14 7 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (1.04%) Samba
15 4 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 86 (12.80%) Puppet
2 68 (10.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 45 (6.70%) Ansible
4 43 (6.40%) Tivoli
5 38 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
7 22 (3.27%) SCOM
8 19 (2.83%) Netcool
8 19 (2.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 17 (2.53%) Control-M
10 15 (2.23%) Data Guard
11 14 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (1.64%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 10 (1.49%) QRadar
13 10 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 9 (1.34%) Nessus
14 9 (1.34%) Packer
14 9 (1.34%) Rundeck
14 9 (1.34%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 277 (41.22%) Oracle
2 241 (35.86%) IBM
3 171 (25.45%) Red Hat
4 123 (18.30%) VMware
5 110 (16.37%) Microsoft
6 67 (9.97%) HP
7 46 (6.85%) EMC
8 43 (6.40%) Veritas
9 36 (5.36%) SAP
10 35 (5.21%) Cisco
11 33 (4.91%) Sun
12 29 (4.32%) CA
13 26 (3.87%) Citrix
13 26 (3.87%) NetApp
14 22 (3.27%) Siebel
15 15 (2.23%) BMC
15 15 (2.23%) Symantec
16 13 (1.93%) Axway
17 12 (1.79%) Informatica
18 11 (1.64%) F5
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