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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 204 298
Rank change year-on-year -90 +94  
Contract jobs citing AIX 323 668 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 1.25% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.50% 5.48% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 421 198
Median daily rate £425 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% -6.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £387 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% -8.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 7
Median hourly rate £11.23 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.84% -3.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.84% -3.75%  

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 9239 12185 12172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.79% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5759 7620 7028
Median daily rate £413 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 642 999
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.22% +4.76%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -89 282 £440 +10.00% 26
South East +26 96 £450 +5.88% 10
North West +30 71 £420 -1.17% 5
London -96 71 £500 +25.00% 6
Hampshire +3 41 £425 +11.84% 6
Lancashire +26 39 £475 +21.40% 1
Preston +5 37 £475 +22.58% 1
Scotland -13 36 £400 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +16 31 £298 -8.46%
Milton Keynes +22 26 £298 -
Cheshire +27 22 £395 -7.05%
Glasgow -1 22 £400 +6.66%
Surrey +9 19 £465 +9.41%
North East -15 17 £328 +14.91%
Tyne and Wear -15 15 £328 +14.91%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 14 £328 +14.91%
City of London -20 13 £550 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +14 12 £458 +18.83% 2
Winchester +7 11 £500 +9.58% 4
Warwickshire 0 10 £466 +18.03% 2
Havant -5 10 £400 +6.66%
Manchester +10 9 £400 +5.96% 4
Edinburgh +6 9 - -
Warwick +4 9 £475 +20.25% 1
Woking - 8 £468 -
Chester +17 6 £295 -28.48%
Yorkshire -9 4 £360 -20.00% 1
Redhill - 4 £450 -
Erskine +18 3 £254 -14.70%
Renfrewshire +15 3 £254 -14.70%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 450 (76.40%) Linux
2 325 (55.18%) Unix
3 265 (44.99%) Oracle
4 210 (35.65%) Solaris
5 202 (34.30%) IBM
6 185 (31.41%) Windows
7 147 (24.96%) Red Hat
8 142 (24.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 124 (21.05%) Migration
10 119 (20.20%) Security Cleared
11 117 (19.86%) VMware
12 107 (18.17%) SC Cleared
13 94 (15.96%) Finance
14 92 (15.62%) SAN
15 91 (15.45%) Data Centre
16 89 (15.11%) Oracle Database
17 87 (14.77%) Perl
18 85 (14.43%) ITIL
19 83 (14.09%) Shell Script
20 81 (13.75%) SQL
21 79 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
22 77 (13.07%) Puppet
23 73 (12.39%) DevOps
24 72 (12.22%) HPUX
25 71 (12.05%) Middleware
25 71 (12.05%) WebSphere
26 68 (11.54%) Configuration Management
27 64 (10.87%) Java
28 63 (10.70%) Firewall
29 62 (10.53%) 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 71 (12.05%) WebSphere
2 49 (8.32%) WebLogic
3 46 (7.81%) Apache
4 38 (6.45%) Tomcat
5 32 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 24 (4.07%) JBoss
7 20 (3.40%) nginx
8 18 (3.06%) IIS
8 18 (3.06%) iPlanet
9 15 (2.55%) Oracle Application Server
10 14 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
10 14 (2.38%) OpenStack
11 13 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (1.70%) GlassFish
13 8 (1.36%) MS Exchange
14 7 (1.19%) Liferay
14 7 (1.19%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.85%) Confluence
15 5 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
15 5 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.21%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (1.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 7 (1.19%) Siebel CRM
5 5 (0.85%) Maximo
6 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.51%) MFGPRO
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.72%) SaaS
3 14 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.04%) IaaS
5 12 (2.04%) PaaS
6 4 (0.68%) Office 365
7 2 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (15.62%) SAN
2 63 (10.70%) Firewall
3 43 (7.30%) DNS
4 39 (6.62%) LDAP
5 32 (5.43%) SSL
6 31 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.89%) HTTP
8 16 (2.72%) SSH
9 14 (2.38%) WAN
10 13 (2.21%) Internet
10 13 (2.21%) LAN
11 10 (1.70%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.53%) FTP
12 9 (1.53%) NAS
13 8 (1.36%) VLAN
14 7 (1.19%) BIG-IP
14 7 (1.19%) HTTPS
14 7 (1.19%) Network Security
14 7 (1.19%) tcpdump
15 6 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (15.11%) Oracle Database
2 54 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 51 (8.66%) DB2
4 29 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 18 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 15 (2.55%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (2.04%) SQLPlus
11 11 (1.87%) Big Data
12 9 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (1.36%) MySQL
13 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
17 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 39 (6.62%) Jenkins
2 31 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.07%) ProC
4 15 (2.55%) Subversion
5 11 (1.87%) Ant
6 8 (1.36%) AppScan
7 7 (1.19%) GitLab
7 7 (1.19%) JIRA
8 4 (0.68%) Introscope
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.51%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.51%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.51%) JUnit
9 3 (0.51%) Selenium
9 3 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.51%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 94 (15.96%) Finance
2 30 (5.09%) Banking
3 17 (2.89%) Retail
4 14 (2.38%) Law
5 9 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.36%) Local Government
6 8 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Electronics
8 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.51%) Games
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (12.56%) Architect
2 60 (10.19%) Administrator
3 58 (9.85%) AIX Engineer
4 45 (7.64%) DBA
5 43 (7.30%) Consultant
6 37 (6.28%) Analyst
6 37 (6.28%) Unix Engineer
7 36 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (5.09%) Linux Engineer
9 28 (4.75%) Oracle DBA
10 26 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
11 25 (4.24%) Oracle Architect
12 24 (4.07%) Developer
12 24 (4.07%) Unix Administrator
13 23 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
14 22 (3.74%) Solaris Engineer
15 21 (3.57%) AIX Administrator
15 21 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
16 19 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.05%) Middleware
2 33 (5.60%) HTML
3 30 (5.09%) J2EE
4 15 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (2.21%) Web Services
6 12 (2.04%) XML
7 11 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (1.70%) jQuery
8 10 (1.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 7 (1.19%) JSP
10 6 (1.02%) JSON
10 6 (1.02%) SAP Basis
10 6 (1.02%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.85%) HTML5
12 4 (0.68%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.68%) YAML
13 3 (0.51%) Flash
13 3 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
13 3 (0.51%) ISPF
13 3 (0.51%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.15%) Mainframe
3 45 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (6.28%) Clustering
5 20 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.23%) Replication
7 10 (1.70%) HACMP
7 10 (1.70%) PKI
8 9 (1.53%) iSeries
9 8 (1.36%) DataPower
9 8 (1.36%) Life Science
10 7 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.02%) AS400
11 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.85%) LPAR
12 5 (0.85%) Symmetrix
13 4 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.68%) IBM XIV
14 3 (0.51%) EMC VNX
14 3 (0.51%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 450 (76.40%) Linux
2 325 (55.18%) Unix
3 210 (35.65%) Solaris
4 185 (31.41%) Windows
5 142 (24.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (12.22%) HPUX
7 45 (7.64%) Windows Server
8 34 (5.77%) SUSE
9 26 (4.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 25 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (2.89%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.70%) zOS
14 9 (1.53%) Tru64
15 7 (1.19%) CentOS
15 7 (1.19%) Windows 7
16 6 (1.02%) VMS
17 5 (0.85%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.05%) Migration
2 85 (14.43%) ITIL
3 79 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (12.39%) DevOps
5 68 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 53 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
7 41 (6.96%) Change Management
8 37 (6.28%) High Availability
9 34 (5.77%) Open Source
9 34 (5.77%) Waterfall
10 33 (5.60%) SDLC
11 26 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (3.90%) Data Migration
12 23 (3.90%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.23%) ITIL V3
13 19 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
13 19 (3.23%) Service Management
14 17 (2.89%) Data Management
14 17 (2.89%) Problem Management
15 16 (2.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (14.77%) Perl
2 83 (14.09%) Shell Script
3 81 (13.75%) SQL
4 64 (10.87%) Java
5 50 (8.49%) Python
6 41 (6.96%) JavaScript
7 40 (6.79%) Bash Shell
8 34 (5.77%) C
9 30 (5.09%) PHP
10 27 (4.58%) Korn
11 20 (3.40%) PL/SQL
12 19 (3.23%) Ruby
13 17 (2.89%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.87%) VBScript
15 8 (1.36%) JCL
16 5 (0.85%) Jython
17 3 (0.51%) COBOL
17 3 (0.51%) C-shell
18 2 (0.34%) NATURAL
19 1 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 119 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 107 (18.17%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.75%) Degree
4 8 (1.36%) IRCA
5 5 (0.85%) ISEB
6 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.51%) MCITP
6 3 (0.51%) MCSA
6 3 (0.51%) MCSE
6 3 (0.51%) MCTS
6 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.34%) CISSP
7 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) GCIA
7 2 (0.34%) GCIH
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.34%) PMP
7 2 (0.34%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.21%) SLA
2 11 (1.87%) QA
3 9 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.36%) GxP
5 5 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) COSO
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.09%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (4.24%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (4.07%) Docker
6 22 (3.74%) Oracle Clusterware
7 20 (3.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 18 (3.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 18 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.38%) PowerHA
10 11 (1.87%) vSphere
11 9 (1.53%) NFS
12 7 (1.19%) Squid
12 7 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.02%) SRDF
14 5 (0.85%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.85%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.68%) GPFS
15 4 (0.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 77 (13.07%) Puppet
2 62 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 41 (6.96%) Ansible
4 27 (4.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 25 (4.24%) Tivoli
6 22 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 19 (3.23%) SCOM
9 17 (2.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 14 (2.38%) Data Guard
11 11 (1.87%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 10 (1.70%) Netcool
13 8 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (1.36%) IBM BigFix
13 8 (1.36%) Rundeck
13 8 (1.36%) vCenter Server
14 7 (1.19%) Control-M
14 7 (1.19%) SELinux
14 7 (1.19%) yum
Vendors
1 265 (44.99%) Oracle
2 202 (34.30%) IBM
3 147 (24.96%) Red Hat
4 117 (19.86%) VMware
5 59 (10.02%) Microsoft
6 56 (9.51%) HP
7 51 (8.66%) Veritas
8 39 (6.62%) EMC
9 38 (6.45%) Cisco
10 30 (5.09%) SAP
11 29 (4.92%) Sun
12 24 (4.07%) Citrix
13 20 (3.40%) F5
14 16 (2.72%) NetApp
14 16 (2.72%) Siebel
15 10 (1.70%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.70%) CA
15 10 (1.70%) Dell
16 8 (1.36%) Juniper
16 8 (1.36%) ServiceNow
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Networking People
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 18 days ago