Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 227 331
Rank change year-on-year -108 +104 +25
Contract jobs citing AIX 672 1268 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.15% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.42% 5.16% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 793 429
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -6.43% +6.88%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £300
90th Percentile £550 £525 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 22 22
UK median hourly rate £11.23 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.46% -5.00% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.61 £35.28 £32.75
90th Percentile £11.84 £43.15 £56.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.07% -6.25% +128.57%

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 19663 24565 24757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 22.33% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12400 15460 14359
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £193 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1140 1303 1958
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 24 July 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 16 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 24 July 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 -92 595 £420 +5.00% 20
UK excluding London -71 528 £400 +5.26% 22
North of England -47 204 £390 +11.99% 6
South East +4 176 £450 +5.88% 7
London -123 139 £500 +20.85% 2
North West -3 122 £416 -2.06% 5
North East -8 70 £330 +16.81%
Scotland -55 55 £400 +16.28% 2
Midlands -7 41 £450 +18.34% 3
West Midlands +9 24 £475 +32.40% 1
South West +15 21 £423 +12.67%
Wales +12 19 £180 -48.57% 2
East Midlands -21 14 £354 -11.56% 2
Yorkshire -31 12 £360 -18.18% 1
East of England -25 10 £488 +25.81% 2
Northern Ireland -45 2 £380 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 489 (72.77%) Linux
2 372 (55.36%) Unix
3 292 (43.45%) Oracle
4 289 (43.01%) Solaris
5 237 (35.27%) IBM
6 182 (27.08%) Windows
7 173 (25.74%) Security Cleared
8 172 (25.60%) Red Hat
9 159 (23.66%) Migration
10 153 (22.77%) SC Cleared
11 152 (22.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 131 (19.49%) SAN
13 123 (18.30%) Data Centre
14 119 (17.71%) VMware
15 116 (17.26%) Finance
16 105 (15.63%) HPUX
17 103 (15.33%) Puppet
18 102 (15.18%) Shell Script
19 100 (14.88%) Firewall
20 98 (14.58%) HP
21 94 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
22 93 (13.84%) Perl
23 90 (13.39%) ITIL
24 89 (13.24%) Oracle Database
24 89 (13.24%) DevOps
25 87 (12.95%) WebLogic
25 87 (12.95%) Veritas
26 81 (12.05%) SQL
27 79 (11.76%) Java
28 78 (11.61%) Cisco

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 87 (12.95%) WebLogic
2 71 (10.57%) WebSphere
3 70 (10.42%) JBoss
4 69 (10.27%) Apache
5 68 (10.12%) Tomcat
6 40 (5.95%) iPlanet
7 37 (5.51%) Oracle Application Server
8 36 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 26 (3.87%) OpenStack
10 17 (2.53%) nginx
11 15 (2.23%) MQSeries
12 14 (2.08%) IIS
13 13 (1.93%) IBM HTTP Server
13 13 (1.93%) SharePoint
14 11 (1.64%) Liferay
15 9 (1.34%) OpenROAD
15 9 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (3.57%) Oracle Utilities
2 19 (2.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 15 (2.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.04%) Siebel CRM
6 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.60%) Maximo
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.30%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
10 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.79%) SaaS
4 9 (1.34%) IaaS
5 8 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.89%) PaaS
7 5 (0.74%) Office 365
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (19.49%) SAN
2 100 (14.88%) Firewall
3 58 (8.63%) TCP/IP
4 42 (6.25%) LDAP
5 37 (5.51%) DNS
6 33 (4.91%) SSL
7 24 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
8 19 (2.83%) HTTP
9 18 (2.68%) SSH
10 16 (2.38%) WAN
11 15 (2.23%) Internet
12 12 (1.79%) NAS
12 12 (1.79%) Network Security
13 11 (1.64%) LAN
13 11 (1.64%) VLAN
14 10 (1.49%) FTP
15 9 (1.34%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.19%) FCoE
16 8 (1.19%) X.21
17 7 (1.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (13.24%) Oracle Database
2 36 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 33 (4.91%) RDBMS
3 33 (4.91%) SQL Server
4 28 (4.17%) DB2
5 21 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 16 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (1.64%) SQLPlus
8 9 (1.34%) Ingres
8 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.04%) Big Data
9 7 (1.04%) MySQL
10 6 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.60%) DB2 UDB
12 4 (0.60%) GIS
12 4 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 43 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.72%) ProC
3 14 (2.08%) AppScan
4 9 (1.34%) GitLab
5 6 (0.89%) Ant
5 6 (0.89%) JIRA
5 6 (0.89%) Maven
5 6 (0.89%) Subversion
6 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.45%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.15%) Introscope
8 1 (0.15%) JMeter
8 1 (0.15%) JUnit
8 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.15%) Selenium
8 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
General
1 116 (17.26%) Finance
2 43 (6.40%) Banking
3 16 (2.38%) Law
3 16 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.93%) Retail
5 10 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.34%) Electronics
6 9 (1.34%) Marketing
6 9 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.04%) Local Government
8 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.60%) Games
9 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (12.05%) AIX Engineer
2 74 (11.01%) Architect
3 69 (10.27%) Administrator
4 67 (9.97%) Unix Engineer
5 48 (7.14%) Consultant
6 46 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 38 (5.65%) DBA
8 36 (5.36%) Analyst
8 36 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (5.21%) Solaris Engineer
9 35 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
10 32 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
11 28 (4.17%) Developer
11 28 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
12 26 (3.87%) Unix Systems Engineer
13 25 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
14 24 (3.57%) AIX Administrator
15 23 (3.42%) Oracle Architect
16 22 (3.27%) Oracle DBA
17 21 (3.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.67%) Middleware
2 43 (6.40%) J2EE
3 31 (4.61%) HTML
4 24 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 14 (2.08%) Software Packaging
6 13 (1.93%) XML
7 11 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (1.64%) SOAP
7 11 (1.64%) Web Services
8 9 (1.34%) jQuery
9 8 (1.19%) JSON
9 8 (1.19%) REST
10 7 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (1.04%) HTML5
10 7 (1.04%) XSLT
11 6 (0.89%) JSON Schema
11 6 (0.89%) OAuth
11 6 (0.89%) Spring Boot
11 6 (0.89%) WSDL
11 6 (0.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 64 (9.52%) Clustering
3 42 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.95%) Mainframe
5 33 (4.91%) Replication
6 14 (2.08%) Private Cloud
7 13 (1.93%) DataPower
8 11 (1.64%) HACMP
8 11 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.49%) PKI
10 9 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.19%) iSeries
11 8 (1.19%) Life Science
11 8 (1.19%) LPAR
12 7 (1.04%) HP Storage
12 7 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.04%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.89%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.89%) IBM XIV
14 5 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 489 (72.77%) Linux
2 372 (55.36%) Unix
3 289 (43.01%) Solaris
4 182 (27.08%) Windows
5 152 (22.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 105 (15.63%) HPUX
7 58 (8.63%) SUSE
8 33 (4.91%) Windows Server
9 23 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (2.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.34%) Tru64
12 9 (1.34%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.34%) zOS
13 5 (0.74%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.60%) CentOS
14 4 (0.60%) VMS
14 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.66%) Migration
2 94 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (13.39%) ITIL
4 89 (13.24%) DevOps
5 60 (8.93%) Configuration Management
6 54 (8.04%) High Availability
7 47 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
8 42 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 35 (5.21%) SDLC
10 29 (4.32%) Waterfall
11 27 (4.02%) Change Management
12 22 (3.27%) Open Source
13 21 (3.13%) Data Migration
13 21 (3.13%) OO
13 21 (3.13%) Time Management
13 21 (3.13%) Validation
14 19 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (2.38%) Project Management
16 15 (2.23%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (2.23%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 102 (15.18%) Shell Script
2 93 (13.84%) Perl
3 81 (12.05%) SQL
4 79 (11.76%) Java
5 52 (7.74%) Python
6 48 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 44 (6.55%) C
8 43 (6.40%) Korn
9 42 (6.25%) JavaScript
10 27 (4.02%) PHP
11 24 (3.57%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.53%) Ruby
12 17 (2.53%) VBScript
13 14 (2.08%) C-shell
14 12 (1.79%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.34%) Ingres ABF
16 7 (1.04%) JCL
16 7 (1.04%) XPath
17 6 (0.89%) Groovy
18 4 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 173 (25.74%) Security Cleared
2 153 (22.77%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.76%) Degree
4 8 (1.19%) CISSP
4 8 (1.19%) IRCA
5 5 (0.74%) CCNA
5 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.74%) ISEB
5 5 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.60%) MCSE
6 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.45%) MCITP
7 3 (0.45%) MCSA
7 3 (0.45%) MCTS
8 2 (0.30%) CISA
8 2 (0.30%) GCIA
8 2 (0.30%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.93%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) SLA
3 8 (1.19%) GxP
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) COBIT
5 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) COSO
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (5.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 30 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 27 (4.02%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (3.72%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.13%) KVM
7 20 (2.98%) Docker
8 17 (2.53%) Oracle Clusterware
9 16 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (2.23%) PowerHA
11 14 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.64%) Samba
14 10 (1.49%) NFS
15 9 (1.34%) Squid
15 9 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.74%) GPFS
16 5 (0.74%) SRDF
17 4 (0.60%) Veritas File System
17 4 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (15.33%) Puppet
2 69 (10.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 46 (6.85%) Ansible
4 42 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 32 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 24 (3.57%) Tivoli
8 23 (3.42%) HP Data Protector
9 20 (2.98%) SCOM
10 15 (2.23%) Backup Exec
10 15 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 13 (1.93%) BladeLogic
11 13 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 10 (1.49%) OpenView
13 10 (1.49%) Rundeck
13 10 (1.49%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.34%) SELinux
14 9 (1.34%) yum
15 8 (1.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 292 (43.45%) Oracle
2 237 (35.27%) IBM
3 172 (25.60%) Red Hat
4 119 (17.71%) VMware
5 98 (14.58%) HP
6 87 (12.95%) Veritas
7 78 (11.61%) Cisco
8 57 (8.48%) EMC
9 56 (8.33%) Sun
10 43 (6.40%) SAP
11 39 (5.80%) Microsoft
12 37 (5.51%) F5
13 28 (4.17%) Brocade
14 24 (3.57%) Citrix
14 24 (3.57%) Siebel
15 22 (3.27%) Symantec
16 19 (2.83%) PlateSpin
17 18 (2.68%) Tripwire
18 16 (2.38%) Informatica
19 14 (2.08%) NetApp
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