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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 195 276
Rank change year-on-year -88 +81  
Contract jobs citing AIX 390 703 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.31% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.96% 5.65% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 422 235
Median daily rate £420 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% -7.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £536 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +7.56% -10.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 13
Median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.06% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £35.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £43.02 £64.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.06% -6.25%  

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 9853 12453 12199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.92% 23.12% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13105 17961 16391
Median daily rate £403 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1322 1608 2542
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.11 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 11 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 28 June 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 -63 353 £425 +6.25% 21
UK excluding London -59 308 £409 +7.56% 18
North of England -39 120 £400 +16.11% 11
South East +25 110 £413 -2.94% 4
London -49 77 £513 +20.58% 5
Midlands +24 27 £450 +13.92% 1
Scotland -40 22 £425 +23.36% 2
Wales +7 13 £180 -
South West +4 8 £410 -
East of England +2 7 £445 +4.70%
Northern Ireland -48 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 484 (73.78%) Linux
2 355 (54.12%) Unix
3 285 (43.45%) Oracle
4 270 (41.16%) Solaris
5 238 (36.28%) IBM
6 191 (29.12%) Windows
7 160 (24.39%) Migration
8 158 (24.09%) Red Hat
8 158 (24.09%) Security Cleared
9 149 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 142 (21.65%) SC Cleared
11 134 (20.43%) VMware
12 120 (18.29%) SAN
13 115 (17.53%) Data Centre
14 112 (17.07%) Finance
15 97 (14.79%) Shell Script
16 96 (14.63%) Oracle Database
17 95 (14.48%) HPUX
18 93 (14.18%) Perl
19 91 (13.87%) Puppet
20 89 (13.57%) Firewall
21 86 (13.11%) ITIL
22 84 (12.80%) SQL
22 84 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
23 80 (12.20%) HP
24 76 (11.59%) Veritas
25 75 (11.43%) Middleware
26 74 (11.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
26 74 (11.28%) DevOps
27 73 (11.13%) Java

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 68 (10.37%) WebSphere
2 62 (9.45%) Apache
2 62 (9.45%) WebLogic
3 57 (8.69%) Tomcat
4 43 (6.55%) JBoss
5 31 (4.73%) WebSphere Application Server
6 27 (4.12%) iPlanet
7 25 (3.81%) Oracle Application Server
8 22 (3.35%) OpenStack
9 20 (3.05%) nginx
10 15 (2.29%) IIS
11 14 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
12 12 (1.83%) MQSeries
13 10 (1.52%) SharePoint
14 9 (1.37%) Liferay
14 9 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (1.22%) OpenROAD
16 7 (1.07%) GlassFish
16 7 (1.07%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (3.20%) Oracle Utilities
2 14 (2.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.22%) Siebel CRM
5 7 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.61%) Maximo
7 2 (0.30%) MFGPRO
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.37%) SaaS
5 7 (1.07%) IaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Office 365
6 4 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 120 (18.29%) SAN
2 89 (13.57%) Firewall
3 48 (7.32%) DNS
4 46 (7.01%) TCP/IP
5 34 (5.18%) LDAP
6 32 (4.88%) SSL
7 20 (3.05%) HTTP
8 19 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
9 17 (2.59%) WAN
10 14 (2.13%) Internet
10 14 (2.13%) SSH
11 13 (1.98%) LAN
12 11 (1.68%) VLAN
13 10 (1.52%) NAS
14 9 (1.37%) FTP
15 8 (1.22%) Network Security
16 7 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.07%) HTTPS
16 7 (1.07%) Kerberos
16 7 (1.07%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (14.63%) Oracle Database
2 41 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 35 (5.34%) DB2
4 33 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 31 (4.73%) RDBMS
6 23 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 15 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (1.83%) SQLPlus
10 10 (1.52%) MySQL
11 8 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.22%) Ingres
11 8 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
12 7 (1.07%) Big Data
12 7 (1.07%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.61%) GIS
14 4 (0.61%) MS Access
14 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (6.10%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.12%) ProC
3 11 (1.68%) AppScan
4 9 (1.37%) GitLab
5 7 (1.07%) Ant
5 7 (1.07%) Subversion
6 4 (0.61%) Introscope
6 4 (0.61%) JIRA
6 4 (0.61%) Maven
7 3 (0.46%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.15%) JUnit
9 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (17.07%) Finance
2 40 (6.10%) Banking
3 18 (2.74%) Retail
4 15 (2.29%) Law
5 12 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.22%) Local Government
7 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.07%) Electronics
8 7 (1.07%) Marketing
9 5 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.46%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (11.89%) Architect
2 71 (10.82%) AIX Engineer
3 65 (9.91%) Administrator
4 59 (8.99%) Unix Engineer
5 44 (6.71%) DBA
6 43 (6.55%) Consultant
7 39 (5.95%) Analyst
8 36 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (4.88%) Developer
9 32 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
10 31 (4.73%) Solaris Engineer
10 31 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
11 29 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
12 28 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
13 26 (3.96%) Oracle Architect
13 26 (3.96%) Oracle DBA
13 26 (3.96%) Unix Administrator
14 24 (3.66%) AIX Administrator
15 23 (3.51%) Unix Systems Engineer
16 21 (3.20%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.43%) Middleware
2 34 (5.18%) HTML
3 31 (4.73%) J2EE
4 13 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 10 (1.52%) jQuery
6 10 (1.52%) XML
7 9 (1.37%) Web Services
8 8 (1.22%) SOAP
9 7 (1.07%) HTML5
10 6 (0.91%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.91%) YAML
11 5 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.76%) REST
11 5 (0.76%) XSLT
12 4 (0.61%) IBM Integration Bus
12 4 (0.61%) JSON Schema
12 4 (0.61%) OAuth
12 4 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 4 (0.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 115 (17.53%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.47%) Clustering
3 44 (6.71%) Mainframe
4 31 (4.73%) Replication
5 30 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.68%) HACMP
6 11 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (1.52%) PKI
8 8 (1.22%) DataPower
8 8 (1.22%) iSeries
8 8 (1.22%) Life Science
8 8 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.07%) LPAR
10 6 (0.91%) HP Storage
10 6 (0.91%) IBM XIV
11 5 (0.76%) AS400
11 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.76%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 484 (73.78%) Linux
2 355 (54.12%) Unix
3 270 (41.16%) Solaris
4 191 (29.12%) Windows
5 149 (22.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 95 (14.48%) HPUX
7 49 (7.47%) SUSE
8 45 (6.86%) Windows Server
9 35 (5.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 28 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.52%) Tru64
15 9 (1.37%) Windows 7
16 8 (1.22%) zOS
17 5 (0.76%) CentOS
17 5 (0.76%) VMS
17 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (24.39%) Migration
2 86 (13.11%) ITIL
3 84 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (11.28%) DevOps
5 66 (10.06%) Configuration Management
6 47 (7.16%) Performance Tuning
7 45 (6.86%) High Availability
8 38 (5.79%) SDLC
9 36 (5.49%) Load Balancing
10 33 (5.03%) Waterfall
11 31 (4.73%) Change Management
12 24 (3.66%) Open Source
13 21 (3.20%) Mentoring
13 21 (3.20%) Time Management
14 20 (3.05%) Data Migration
15 19 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
15 19 (2.90%) Validation
16 18 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (2.44%) Project Management
17 16 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (14.79%) Shell Script
2 93 (14.18%) Perl
3 84 (12.80%) SQL
4 73 (11.13%) Java
5 53 (8.08%) Python
6 47 (7.16%) Bash Shell
7 45 (6.86%) C
7 45 (6.86%) JavaScript
8 36 (5.49%) Korn
9 32 (4.88%) PHP
10 24 (3.66%) PL/SQL
11 18 (2.74%) Ruby
12 17 (2.59%) VBScript
13 13 (1.98%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.22%) Ingres ABF
15 7 (1.07%) C-shell
15 7 (1.07%) JCL
16 6 (0.91%) Jython
17 5 (0.76%) XPath
18 4 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 158 (24.09%) Security Cleared
2 142 (21.65%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.88%) Degree
4 8 (1.22%) IRCA
5 6 (0.91%) CISSP
6 5 (0.76%) CCNA
6 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.76%) ISEB
6 5 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.61%) MCSE
7 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.46%) MCITP
8 3 (0.46%) MCSA
8 3 (0.46%) MCTS
9 2 (0.30%) GCIA
9 2 (0.30%) GCIH
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.98%) QA
2 9 (1.37%) SLA
3 8 (1.22%) GxP
3 8 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
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 67 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (4.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 27 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (3.35%) Docker
7 19 (2.90%) Hyper-V
8 18 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.59%) Oracle Clusterware
9 17 (2.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 15 (2.29%) KVM
11 12 (1.83%) PowerHA
12 11 (1.68%) NFS
13 10 (1.52%) vSphere
14 8 (1.22%) Squid
14 8 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.07%) Samba
16 6 (0.91%) SRDF
17 5 (0.76%) Veritas File System
18 4 (0.61%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 91 (13.87%) Puppet
2 74 (11.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 48 (7.32%) Ansible
4 37 (5.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 24 (3.66%) Tivoli
6 23 (3.51%) NetBackup
7 21 (3.20%) HP Data Protector
8 20 (3.05%) SCOM
9 17 (2.59%) Oracle RMAN
10 16 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (1.98%) BladeLogic
13 11 (1.68%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.68%) Data Guard
14 10 (1.52%) Netcool
14 10 (1.52%) Rundeck
15 9 (1.37%) vCenter Server
15 9 (1.37%) yum
16 8 (1.22%) IBM BigFix
16 8 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 285 (43.45%) Oracle
2 238 (36.28%) IBM
3 158 (24.09%) Red Hat
4 134 (20.43%) VMware
5 80 (12.20%) HP
6 76 (11.59%) Veritas
7 63 (9.60%) Cisco
8 53 (8.08%) EMC
9 44 (6.71%) Microsoft
10 43 (6.55%) SAP
11 40 (6.10%) Sun
12 27 (4.12%) Citrix
12 27 (4.12%) F5
13 25 (3.81%) Brocade
14 17 (2.59%) Symantec
14 17 (2.59%) Tripwire
15 15 (2.29%) NetApp
16 14 (2.13%) PlateSpin
16 14 (2.13%) Siebel
17 12 (1.83%) Dell
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