Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 294 277
Rank change year-on-year -172 -17 +48
Contract jobs citing AIX 461 809 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.84% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 3.99% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 504 541
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £320 £288 £300
90th Percentile £535 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.88% +3.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.29% -1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £42.50 £29.74 £25.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.95 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year +21.62% -0.67% -0.67%

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 20,482 20,285 23,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,059 12,738 13,726
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £190 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £370 £365
% change year-on-year +4.39% +1.37% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,250 1,269 1,805
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -0.96% +4.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.59 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -150 426 £400 - 58
UK excluding London -91 345 £400 +5.26% 55
North of England -72 116 £400 +11.11% 17
South East -39 111 £413 - 14
London -103 110 £475 +11.76% 6
North West -26 59 £435 +2.35% 11
Midlands +13 52 £355 -8.39% 15
North East -26 46 £350 +4.48% 2
West Midlands +14 32 £389 -2.81% 13
East of England -14 24 £425 +58.88% 4
Scotland -39 23 £420 +27.76% 3
East Midlands +10 20 £325 -7.14% 2
South West -11 12 £388 -7.19% 2
Yorkshire -13 11 £381 -7.58% 4
Wales +9 8 £371 -29.29%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 337 (73.10%) Linux
2 256 (55.53%) Unix
3 223 (48.37%) Solaris
4 203 (44.03%) Oracle
5 149 (32.32%) Windows
6 137 (29.72%) Red Hat
7 133 (28.85%) Security Cleared
8 131 (28.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 118 (25.60%) Shell Script
10 114 (24.73%) IBM
11 113 (24.51%) SC Cleared
12 108 (23.43%) SAN
13 104 (22.56%) Finance
14 76 (16.49%) HPUX
15 75 (16.27%) Oracle Database
16 72 (15.62%) VMware
17 68 (14.75%) ITIL
18 67 (14.53%) Banking
19 66 (14.32%) HP
20 64 (13.88%) Data Centre
21 62 (13.45%) Clustering
22 60 (13.02%) Veritas
23 59 (12.80%) Migration
24 56 (12.15%) Java
25 55 (11.93%) SQL
26 53 (11.50%) Firewall
26 53 (11.50%) WebSphere
27 52 (11.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
27 52 (11.28%) EMC
28 51 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure

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 53 (11.50%) WebSphere
2 42 (9.11%) JBoss
3 41 (8.89%) Tomcat
4 36 (7.81%) Apache
5 35 (7.59%) WebLogic
6 22 (4.77%) Oracle Application Server
7 21 (4.56%) iPlanet
7 21 (4.56%) OpenStack
8 16 (3.47%) MQSeries
8 16 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.82%) Oracle Service Bus
10 10 (2.17%) FileNet
11 9 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.08%) IIS
13 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.87%) OpenROAD
14 4 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
1 13 (2.82%) Siebel CRM
2 12 (2.60%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (1.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.87%) Actimize
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.65%) Magento
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.22%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.29%) IaaS
2 19 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (4.12%) SaaS
3 18 (3.90%) PaaS
4 17 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.30%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (23.43%) SAN
2 53 (11.50%) Firewall
3 34 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.07%) DNS
5 22 (4.77%) NAS
6 20 (4.34%) WAN
7 13 (2.82%) Network Security
8 10 (2.17%) Internet
8 10 (2.17%) SSL
9 9 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (1.74%) FCoE
10 8 (1.74%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.74%) LAN
11 7 (1.52%) SMS
11 7 (1.52%) SSH
12 5 (1.08%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.87%) HTTP
13 4 (0.87%) VLAN
14 3 (0.65%) FTP
15 2 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.27%) Oracle Database
2 29 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 27 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (5.42%) DB2
4 25 (5.42%) Oracle Database 12c
5 24 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.90%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.39%) Oracle Exadata
7 11 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.39%) SQLPlus
8 8 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.74%) DbVisualizer
8 8 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (1.30%) Big Data
9 6 (1.30%) MySQL
9 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.87%) Ingres
11 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.39%) JMeter
1 11 (2.39%) LoadRunner
2 8 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (1.74%) The Grinder
3 6 (1.30%) ProC
4 5 (1.08%) Selenium
5 3 (0.65%) Codeship
5 3 (0.65%) Firebug
5 3 (0.65%) JIRA
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.65%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.65%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.43%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
7 1 (0.22%) Maven
7 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
General
1 104 (22.56%) Finance
2 67 (14.53%) Banking
3 21 (4.56%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.17%) Retail
6 6 (1.30%) Games
7 5 (1.08%) Legal
8 3 (0.65%) Electronics
8 3 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.65%) Local Government
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.65%) Marketing
8 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) French Language
9 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (14.53%) Administrator
2 58 (12.58%) Unix Engineer
3 44 (9.54%) Consultant
4 42 (9.11%) AIX Engineer
5 39 (8.46%) Architect
6 38 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
7 35 (7.59%) Unix Administrator
8 32 (6.94%) DBA
9 31 (6.72%) Developer
10 30 (6.51%) Analyst
11 29 (6.29%) Oracle DBA
12 26 (5.64%) Solaris Engineer
13 23 (4.99%) Infrastructure Architect
14 21 (4.56%) Linux Administrator
15 20 (4.34%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 17 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
16 17 (3.69%) Storage Engineer
17 16 (3.47%) AIX Administrator
17 16 (3.47%) AIX Specialist
18 15 (3.25%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.76%) Middleware
2 35 (7.59%) J2EE
3 22 (4.77%) ISPF
4 17 (3.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (2.82%) HTML
6 12 (2.60%) JSP
7 11 (2.39%) jQuery
7 11 (2.39%) Web Services
8 10 (2.17%) LDAP
9 9 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (1.52%) XML
10 7 (1.52%) X-Windows
11 6 (1.30%) HTML5
11 6 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
11 6 (1.30%) SAP PI
12 5 (1.08%) .NET
12 5 (1.08%) Java EE
12 5 (1.08%) RESTful
13 4 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.88%) Data Centre
2 62 (13.45%) Clustering
3 51 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.07%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.77%) Mainframe
5 22 (4.77%) Replication
6 19 (4.12%) SWIFT
7 16 (3.47%) HACMP
8 15 (3.25%) VSAM
9 12 (2.60%) EMC VNX
9 12 (2.60%) iSeries
10 10 (2.17%) LPAR
11 9 (1.95%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.74%) Fedwire
13 7 (1.52%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.52%) EMC Centera
13 7 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
13 7 (1.52%) EMC VNXe
13 7 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (1.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 337 (73.10%) Linux
2 256 (55.53%) Unix
3 223 (48.37%) Solaris
4 149 (32.32%) Windows
5 131 (28.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 76 (16.49%) HPUX
7 49 (10.63%) SUSE
8 47 (10.20%) Windows Server
9 26 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (3.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 16 (3.47%) VMS
12 15 (3.25%) MVS
12 15 (3.25%) VME
12 15 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (1.74%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.52%) Debian
17 7 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.75%) ITIL
2 59 (12.80%) Migration
3 45 (9.76%) Change Management
4 39 (8.46%) Data Management
4 39 (8.46%) High Availability
5 38 (8.24%) Load Balancing
6 37 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (7.59%) DevOps
8 34 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
9 32 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 31 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (5.86%) Open Source
12 26 (5.64%) Service Management
13 25 (5.42%) Performance Monitoring
13 25 (5.42%) Service Delivery
14 24 (5.21%) SDLC
15 23 (4.99%) Configuration Management
16 18 (3.90%) Information Security
17 17 (3.69%) Problem Management
17 17 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (25.60%) Shell Script
2 56 (12.15%) Java
3 55 (11.93%) SQL
4 48 (10.41%) Perl
5 45 (9.76%) Korn
6 39 (8.46%) C
6 39 (8.46%) Python
7 32 (6.94%) Bash Shell
8 26 (5.64%) Ruby
9 23 (4.99%) JCL
10 21 (4.56%) PowerShell
11 20 (4.34%) PL/SQL
12 15 (3.25%) JavaScript
13 11 (2.39%) C++
14 10 (2.17%) PHP
15 9 (1.95%) C-shell
16 8 (1.74%) AWK
16 8 (1.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 3 (0.65%) Go
17 3 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 133 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 113 (24.51%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.30%) IBM Certification
4 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.30%) RHCE
5 4 (0.87%) CISM
5 4 (0.87%) Degree
6 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.43%) HND
7 2 (0.43%) ISEB
7 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.22%) CISA
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) OCP
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.34%) SLA
2 13 (2.82%) SEPA
3 10 (2.17%) QA
4 8 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.52%) PMO
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) GDPR
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 51 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (5.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 26 (5.64%) Oracle RAC
3 26 (5.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 24 (5.21%) Active Directory
5 19 (4.12%) Oracle Clusterware
6 18 (3.90%) PowerHA
7 17 (3.69%) Docker
8 16 (3.47%) Firmware
8 16 (3.47%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 16 (3.47%) KVM
8 16 (3.47%) Samba
8 16 (3.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (3.25%) RACF
10 14 (3.04%) Hyper-V
10 14 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (3.04%) vSphere
11 12 (2.60%) SRDF
12 9 (1.95%) GPFS
12 9 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 52 (11.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 46 (9.98%) Puppet
2 46 (9.98%) Tivoli
3 29 (6.29%) NetBackup
4 19 (4.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (3.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 16 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 14 (3.04%) Ansible
8 13 (2.82%) BladeLogic
8 13 (2.82%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.95%) Control-M
9 9 (1.95%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (1.74%) Grafana
11 7 (1.52%) Cobbler
11 7 (1.52%) EMC TimeFinder
11 7 (1.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 7 (1.52%) NetApp OnCommand
12 6 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 203 (44.03%) Oracle
2 137 (29.72%) Red Hat
3 114 (24.73%) IBM
4 72 (15.62%) VMware
5 66 (14.32%) HP
6 60 (13.02%) Veritas
7 52 (11.28%) EMC
8 42 (9.11%) Cisco
9 37 (8.03%) Microsoft
10 27 (5.86%) Sun
11 23 (4.99%) Brocade
12 22 (4.77%) F5
13 20 (4.34%) BMC
14 19 (4.12%) 3PAR
14 19 (4.12%) NetApp
15 17 (3.69%) ServiceNow
16 14 (3.04%) Siebel
17 13 (2.82%) Citrix
17 13 (2.82%) SAP
18 11 (2.39%) Symantec