Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 249 283
Rank change year-on-year -148 +34 +98
Contract jobs citing AIX 585 1097 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 1.04% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 4.74% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 663 536
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +6.00%
10th Percentile £305 £260 £305
90th Percentile £559 £538 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £420
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 22
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%

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 20698 23162 24562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13083 14563 14466
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1231 1284 1937
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

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 22 October 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 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 22 October 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 -114 550 £400 - 24
UK excluding London -93 447 £400 +5.26% 22
North of England -39 212 £375 +7.14% 4
London -62 131 £513 +20.59% 5
South East -39 113 £413 -5.17% 10
North West -9 102 £423 -0.59% 2
North East +6 94 £328 +13.32%
Midlands +52 61 £389 +10.68% 1
West Midlands +32 37 £475 +34.75% 1
East Midlands +13 21 £320 -
Scotland -82 17 £413 +26.92% 3
Wales +13 16 £265 -49.52%
Yorkshire -18 16 £388 -9.88% 2
East of England -36 15 £520 +22.35% 4
South West +5 14 £410 +9.33%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 427 (72.99%) Linux
2 361 (61.71%) Unix
3 289 (49.40%) Solaris
4 281 (48.03%) Oracle
5 204 (34.87%) Security Cleared
6 195 (33.33%) IBM
7 181 (30.94%) Red Hat
8 172 (29.40%) SC Cleared
9 148 (25.30%) SAN
10 140 (23.93%) Windows
11 125 (21.37%) Migration
11 125 (21.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 118 (20.17%) Firewall
12 118 (20.17%) Shell Script
13 114 (19.49%) Data Centre
14 108 (18.46%) HPUX
15 103 (17.61%) HP
16 100 (17.09%) ITIL
17 99 (16.92%) Puppet
18 98 (16.75%) Finance
19 95 (16.24%) WebLogic
20 94 (16.07%) JBoss
21 93 (15.90%) VMware
22 92 (15.73%) Oracle Database
23 91 (15.56%) Cisco
24 90 (15.38%) Veritas
24 90 (15.38%) SUSE
25 85 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
26 81 (13.85%) SQL
27 80 (13.68%) Clustering

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 95 (16.24%) WebLogic
2 94 (16.07%) JBoss
3 76 (12.99%) Tomcat
4 71 (12.14%) Apache
5 61 (10.43%) WebSphere
6 57 (9.74%) iPlanet
7 55 (9.40%) Oracle Application Server
8 30 (5.13%) OpenStack
9 27 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (2.56%) MQSeries
11 13 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (2.05%) Liferay
12 12 (2.05%) SharePoint
13 11 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
13 11 (1.88%) WebLogic Portal
14 10 (1.71%) OpenROAD
14 10 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (1.20%) Mule
17 5 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (4.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 25 (4.27%) Oracle Utilities
3 14 (2.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 10 (1.71%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (1.37%) Siebel CRM
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.34%) Maximo
7 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (2.56%) IaaS
4 11 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.71%) SaaS
6 7 (1.20%) PaaS
7 2 (0.34%) Office 365
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 148 (25.30%) SAN
2 118 (20.17%) Firewall
3 74 (12.65%) TCP/IP
4 44 (7.52%) DNS
5 39 (6.67%) LDAP
6 29 (4.96%) Fibre Channel
6 29 (4.96%) SSL
7 24 (4.10%) NAS
8 17 (2.91%) WAN
9 16 (2.74%) Network Security
10 13 (2.22%) FCoE
10 13 (2.22%) iSCSI
11 12 (2.05%) HTTP
12 11 (1.88%) Internet
13 9 (1.54%) SMS
14 8 (1.37%) X.21
15 7 (1.20%) SSH
16 6 (1.03%) LAN
17 5 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
17 5 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.73%) Oracle Database
2 35 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.64%) RDBMS
4 24 (4.10%) DB2
5 22 (3.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 19 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (3.25%) SQL Server
7 12 (2.05%) SQLPlus
8 11 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.71%) Big Data
9 10 (1.71%) Ingres
9 10 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.85%) DbVisualizer
13 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.68%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 24 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.39%) AppScan
3 12 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.54%) JMeter
4 9 (1.54%) LoadRunner
4 9 (1.54%) ProC
5 7 (1.20%) Maven
6 5 (0.85%) The Grinder
7 4 (0.68%) JIRA
7 4 (0.68%) Selenium
7 4 (0.68%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.51%) Codeship
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.51%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.34%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.34%) GitLab
10 1 (0.17%) Introscope
10 1 (0.17%) JUnit
10 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 98 (16.75%) Finance
2 55 (9.40%) Banking
3 18 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.22%) Retail
5 11 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.54%) Games
7 8 (1.37%) Electronics
7 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.37%) Marketing
8 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.03%) Law
9 5 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.68%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (17.09%) Unix Engineer
2 79 (13.50%) Administrator
3 65 (11.11%) AIX Engineer
4 60 (10.26%) Architect
5 52 (8.89%) Consultant
6 47 (8.03%) Unix Administrator
7 40 (6.84%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (6.50%) DBA
8 38 (6.50%) Systems Engineer
9 35 (5.98%) Solaris Engineer
10 33 (5.64%) Developer
11 32 (5.47%) Unix Systems Engineer
12 30 (5.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 29 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
14 28 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (4.27%) Linux Administrator
15 25 (4.27%) Oracle DBA
16 24 (4.10%) Backup Engineer
17 23 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
18 21 (3.59%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.09%) J2EE
2 50 (8.55%) Middleware
3 21 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
4 19 (3.25%) XML
5 16 (2.74%) HTML
6 14 (2.39%) SOAP
7 13 (2.22%) Software Packaging
8 12 (2.05%) jQuery
8 12 (2.05%) JSON
8 12 (2.05%) Web Services
9 11 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (1.71%) XSLT
11 8 (1.37%) HTML5
11 8 (1.37%) REST
12 7 (1.20%) Java SE
12 7 (1.20%) JSON Schema
12 7 (1.20%) OAuth
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 7 (1.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 114 (19.49%) Data Centre
2 80 (13.68%) Clustering
3 42 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.64%) Replication
5 23 (3.93%) Mainframe
6 17 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.56%) HACMP
8 10 (1.71%) iSeries
9 9 (1.54%) DataPower
9 9 (1.54%) HP Storage
10 8 (1.37%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.03%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle Exalogic
12 5 (0.85%) PMI
12 5 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 4 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.68%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 427 (72.99%) Linux
2 361 (61.71%) Unix
3 289 (49.40%) Solaris
4 140 (23.93%) Windows
5 125 (21.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 108 (18.46%) HPUX
7 90 (15.38%) SUSE
8 27 (4.62%) Windows Server
9 23 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (3.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 17 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.85%) zOS
15 4 (0.68%) Debian
15 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (21.37%) Migration
2 100 (17.09%) ITIL
3 85 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (13.50%) High Availability
5 70 (11.97%) DevOps
6 66 (11.28%) Load Balancing
7 39 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 35 (5.98%) Configuration Management
9 34 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (4.96%) Change Management
11 24 (4.10%) OO
12 20 (3.42%) SDLC
13 18 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (3.08%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.08%) Service Management
13 18 (3.08%) Unit Testing
14 17 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
15 16 (2.74%) Procure-to-Pay
15 16 (2.74%) Web Operations
16 15 (2.56%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 118 (20.17%) Shell Script
2 81 (13.85%) SQL
3 71 (12.14%) Perl
4 67 (11.45%) Java
5 56 (9.57%) Korn
6 44 (7.52%) Bash Shell
6 44 (7.52%) Python
7 35 (5.98%) C
8 28 (4.79%) JavaScript
9 26 (4.44%) PL/SQL
10 22 (3.76%) Ruby
11 20 (3.42%) C-shell
12 11 (1.88%) PHP
13 10 (1.71%) VBScript
14 9 (1.54%) Ingres ABF
15 8 (1.37%) C++
15 8 (1.37%) XPath
16 7 (1.20%) Groovy
17 6 (1.03%) AWK
18 4 (0.68%) Jython
Qualifications
1 204 (34.87%) Security Cleared
2 172 (29.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.37%) Degree
5 6 (1.03%) CISSP
6 5 (0.85%) CCNA
6 5 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.51%) RHCE
9 2 (0.34%) CISA
9 2 (0.34%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.59%) SLA
2 8 (1.37%) QA
3 6 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (7.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 37 (6.32%) Oracle RAC
4 30 (5.13%) KVM
5 29 (4.96%) Hyper-V
6 25 (4.27%) Samba
7 21 (3.59%) Active Directory
8 16 (2.74%) Oracle Clusterware
9 15 (2.56%) PowerHA
10 13 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (1.71%) GPFS
11 10 (1.71%) NFS
12 9 (1.54%) Docker
13 8 (1.37%) SRDF
14 7 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (1.20%) Veritas File System
14 7 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.85%) Firmware
15 5 (0.85%) RHEV
15 5 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (16.92%) Puppet
2 72 (12.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 45 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 39 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 35 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (5.30%) HP Data Protector
7 30 (5.13%) Tivoli
8 29 (4.96%) Ansible
9 19 (3.25%) Backup Exec
9 19 (3.25%) BladeLogic
10 17 (2.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (2.56%) Data Guard
11 15 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (2.05%) OpenView
13 11 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (1.37%) Forum Sentry
15 8 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
16 6 (1.03%) Nagios
16 6 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 281 (48.03%) Oracle
2 195 (33.33%) IBM
3 181 (30.94%) Red Hat
4 103 (17.61%) HP
5 93 (15.90%) VMware
6 91 (15.56%) Cisco
7 90 (15.38%) Veritas
8 70 (11.97%) Sun
9 69 (11.79%) EMC
10 52 (8.89%) F5
11 34 (5.81%) Brocade
12 30 (5.13%) SAP
13 29 (4.96%) Symantec
14 27 (4.62%) PlateSpin
15 23 (3.93%) Microsoft
16 21 (3.59%) Siebel
17 20 (3.42%) Citrix
18 17 (2.91%) Veeam
19 14 (2.39%) Informatica
19 14 (2.39%) NetApp