Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 234 283
Rank change year-on-year -121 +49 +66
Contract jobs citing AIX 657 1202 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 1.13% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.19% 5.09% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 736 525
UK median daily rate £410 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.14% -6.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £260 £310
90th Percentile £559 £531 £546
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 21 22
UK median hourly rate £11.23 £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.66% -7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.61 £35.50 £32.65
90th Percentile £11.84 £43.28 £59.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -69.66% -7.50% +6.67%

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 20592 23632 24529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.14% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12933 14879 14444
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £181 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1210 1278 1919
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -106 610 £410 +2.50% 26
UK excluding London -63 506 £400 +5.26% 26
North of England -37 227 £390 +12.55% 10
South East -12 152 £425 - 4
London -97 144 £513 +20.59% 1
North West +14 128 £425 - 6
North East +2 83 £325 +14.04% 2
Midlands +31 56 £388 +9.54% 6
West Midlands +31 32 £475 +34.28% 5
Scotland -90 29 £413 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +1 21 £320 -10.49% 1
Yorkshire -30 16 £388 -13.89% 2
Wales +7 15 £180 -
South West +11 14 £410 +11.56% 2
East of England -14 13 £500 +11.11% 3
Northern Ireland -52 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 466 (70.93%) Linux
2 386 (58.75%) Unix
3 327 (49.77%) Solaris
4 296 (45.05%) Oracle
5 223 (33.94%) Security Cleared
6 214 (32.57%) IBM
7 189 (28.77%) SC Cleared
8 179 (27.25%) Red Hat
9 165 (25.11%) Windows
10 154 (23.44%) SAN
11 153 (23.29%) Migration
12 139 (21.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 137 (20.85%) Data Centre
14 126 (19.18%) HPUX
15 124 (18.87%) Shell Script
16 117 (17.81%) Firewall
17 116 (17.66%) VMware
18 107 (16.29%) Puppet
19 103 (15.68%) Finance
20 101 (15.37%) Veritas
21 98 (14.92%) HP
22 95 (14.46%) ITIL
23 89 (13.55%) WebLogic
24 87 (13.24%) Cisco
24 87 (13.24%) Oracle Database
25 85 (12.94%) JBoss
26 83 (12.63%) SUSE
27 79 (12.02%) SQL
28 78 (11.87%) Clustering
29 77 (11.72%) 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 89 (13.55%) WebLogic
2 85 (12.94%) JBoss
3 70 (10.65%) Tomcat
4 67 (10.20%) Apache
5 64 (9.74%) WebSphere
6 53 (8.07%) iPlanet
7 51 (7.76%) Oracle Application Server
8 37 (5.63%) OpenStack
9 28 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (2.13%) MQSeries
10 14 (2.13%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.98%) IBM HTTP Server
12 12 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.83%) Liferay
12 12 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
13 11 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
15 9 (1.37%) OpenROAD
16 6 (0.91%) IIS
16 6 (0.91%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (4.11%) Oracle Utilities
2 26 (3.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 14 (2.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 12 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (1.52%) Siebel CRM
6 6 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.61%) Maximo
7 4 (0.61%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.83%) IaaS
5 9 (1.37%) SaaS
6 6 (0.91%) PaaS
7 5 (0.76%) 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
1 154 (23.44%) SAN
2 117 (17.81%) Firewall
3 69 (10.50%) TCP/IP
4 47 (7.15%) DNS
5 39 (5.94%) LDAP
6 35 (5.33%) SSL
7 26 (3.96%) Fibre Channel
8 20 (3.04%) NAS
8 20 (3.04%) WAN
9 17 (2.59%) HTTP
10 16 (2.44%) Network Security
10 16 (2.44%) SSH
11 15 (2.28%) Internet
12 13 (1.98%) FCoE
12 13 (1.98%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.52%) LAN
14 8 (1.22%) FTP
14 8 (1.22%) SMS
14 8 (1.22%) VLAN
14 8 (1.22%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.24%) Oracle Database
2 30 (4.57%) Relational Database
3 28 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 27 (4.11%) DB2
4 27 (4.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 22 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (3.35%) SQL Server
6 10 (1.52%) Big Data
6 10 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (1.37%) Ingres
8 8 (1.22%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.91%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.91%) SQLPlus
11 5 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.76%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
12 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.13%) AppScan
3 11 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.37%) GitLab
5 7 (1.07%) JMeter
5 7 (1.07%) LoadRunner
6 6 (0.91%) Maven
6 6 (0.91%) ProC
7 5 (0.76%) JIRA
8 4 (0.61%) Selenium
8 4 (0.61%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.46%) Codeship
9 3 (0.46%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.46%) The Grinder
9 3 (0.46%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.15%) JUnit
11 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
General
1 103 (15.68%) Finance
2 50 (7.61%) Banking
3 16 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 14 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (1.52%) Retail
6 9 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.22%) Electronics
7 8 (1.22%) Marketing
8 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.07%) Games
9 6 (0.91%) Law
9 6 (0.91%) Legal
10 5 (0.76%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (14.46%) Unix Engineer
2 81 (12.33%) Administrator
3 74 (11.26%) AIX Engineer
4 62 (9.44%) Architect
5 50 (7.61%) Consultant
6 44 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
7 41 (6.24%) DBA
7 41 (6.24%) Unix Administrator
8 37 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
9 34 (5.18%) Solaris Engineer
10 32 (4.87%) Unix Systems Engineer
11 30 (4.57%) Infrastructure Architect
12 29 (4.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 28 (4.26%) Developer
14 27 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
15 26 (3.96%) AIX Specialist
15 26 (3.96%) Oracle DBA
16 24 (3.65%) AIX Administrator
17 23 (3.50%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.83%) Middleware
2 57 (8.68%) J2EE
3 21 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (2.74%) XML
5 13 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (1.98%) SOAP
5 13 (1.98%) Software Packaging
6 12 (1.83%) Web Services
7 11 (1.67%) JSON
8 9 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (1.37%) HTML
8 9 (1.37%) XSLT
9 7 (1.07%) REST
10 6 (0.91%) Java EE
10 6 (0.91%) Java SE
10 6 (0.91%) JSON Schema
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 6 (0.91%) Spring
10 6 (0.91%) Spring Boot
10 6 (0.91%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 137 (20.85%) Data Centre
2 78 (11.87%) Clustering
3 47 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.48%) Mainframe
4 36 (5.48%) Replication
5 18 (2.74%) Private Cloud
6 12 (1.83%) HACMP
6 12 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.67%) DataPower
8 9 (1.37%) iSeries
9 8 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.22%) Life Science
9 8 (1.22%) PKI
10 7 (1.07%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.07%) HP Storage
10 7 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.91%) Grid Computing
11 6 (0.91%) LPAR
11 6 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 466 (70.93%) Linux
2 386 (58.75%) Unix
3 327 (49.77%) Solaris
4 165 (25.11%) Windows
5 139 (21.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 126 (19.18%) HPUX
7 83 (12.63%) SUSE
8 29 (4.41%) Windows Server
9 25 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (2.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.22%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.07%) zOS
16 6 (0.91%) Tru64
17 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (23.29%) Migration
2 95 (14.46%) ITIL
3 77 (11.72%) DevOps
4 72 (10.96%) High Availability
5 71 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (9.74%) Load Balancing
7 36 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
8 35 (5.33%) Configuration Management
9 34 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (5.02%) Change Management
11 30 (4.57%) Validation
12 20 (3.04%) OO
13 18 (2.74%) Unit Testing
14 17 (2.59%) Procure-to-Pay
14 17 (2.59%) Runbook
15 16 (2.44%) Performance Analysis
15 16 (2.44%) Time Management
15 16 (2.44%) Web Operations
16 15 (2.28%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 124 (18.87%) Shell Script
2 79 (12.02%) SQL
3 74 (11.26%) Perl
4 66 (10.05%) Java
5 61 (9.28%) Korn
6 47 (7.15%) Bash Shell
7 46 (7.00%) Python
8 32 (4.87%) C
9 22 (3.35%) Ruby
10 21 (3.20%) JavaScript
11 20 (3.04%) C-shell
12 18 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.52%) VBScript
14 9 (1.37%) Ingres ABF
14 9 (1.37%) PHP
15 7 (1.07%) C++
15 7 (1.07%) XPath
16 6 (0.91%) Groovy
16 6 (0.91%) JCL
17 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 223 (33.94%) Security Cleared
2 189 (28.77%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.52%) Degree
4 8 (1.22%) CISSP
4 8 (1.22%) IRCA
5 7 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.76%) CCNA
6 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
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%) ISEB
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.46%) MCITP
8 3 (0.46%) MCSA
8 3 (0.46%) MCTS
9 2 (0.30%) CISA
9 2 (0.30%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.89%) SLA
2 16 (2.44%) QA
3 8 (1.22%) GxP
3 8 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) COBIT
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) COSO
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 36 (5.48%) Oracle RAC
4 32 (4.87%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.41%) KVM
6 28 (4.26%) Active Directory
7 24 (3.65%) Samba
8 21 (3.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 19 (2.89%) Oracle Clusterware
10 16 (2.44%) PowerHA
11 14 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.37%) NFS
12 9 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.22%) Docker
13 8 (1.22%) SRDF
14 7 (1.07%) GPFS
14 7 (1.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (1.07%) Veritas File System
14 7 (1.07%) vSphere
15 6 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 107 (16.29%) Puppet
2 77 (11.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 41 (6.24%) EMC NetWorker
3 41 (6.24%) NetBackup
4 36 (5.48%) Tivoli
5 35 (5.33%) Ansible
6 32 (4.87%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (3.96%) HP Data Protector
8 21 (3.20%) BladeLogic
9 16 (2.44%) Backup Exec
9 16 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (2.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 14 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (1.98%) Data Guard
13 11 (1.67%) OpenView
13 11 (1.67%) Rundeck
13 11 (1.67%) SCOM
14 10 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
15 8 (1.22%) Forum Sentry
16 7 (1.07%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 296 (45.05%) Oracle
2 214 (32.57%) IBM
3 179 (27.25%) Red Hat
4 116 (17.66%) VMware
5 101 (15.37%) Veritas
6 98 (14.92%) HP
7 87 (13.24%) Cisco
8 69 (10.50%) Sun
9 67 (10.20%) EMC
10 48 (7.31%) F5
11 36 (5.48%) SAP
12 34 (5.18%) Microsoft
13 32 (4.87%) Brocade
14 26 (3.96%) Citrix
14 26 (3.96%) PlateSpin
15 24 (3.65%) Symantec
16 23 (3.50%) Siebel
17 17 (2.59%) NetApp
18 15 (2.28%) Informatica
18 15 (2.28%) Tripwire