Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 361 239
Rank change year-on-year -120 -122 +89
Contract jobs citing AIX 438 587 1,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.65% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.11% 3.15% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 351 700
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -4.53%
10th Percentile £298 £313 £283
90th Percentile £500 £556 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 17
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.61 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.95% -7.50% -1.91%
10th Percentile £30.50 £15.55 £19.10
90th Percentile £42.70 £55.18 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.61 £38.00
% change year-on-year -12.95% -6.28% -3.18%

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 20,795 18,658 23,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.65% 20.55% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,182 11,793 14,409
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,315 1,128 1,385
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +4.76%

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 20 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 May 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 -140 375 £413 -2.94% 39
UK excluding London -71 343 £400 -4.19% 37
South East -47 142 £425 -5.56% 14
London -82 88 £425 -5.56% 8
North of England -58 83 £380 -5.06% 13
Scotland -34 54 £285 -28.75% 5
North West -79 34 £406 -4.41% 5
North East +3 32 £370 +12.12% 2
Midlands -20 21 £375 -16.67% 2
East of England +6 20 £400 +26.98% 1
South West +3 19 £385 -15.43% 1
Yorkshire -1 17 £375 +5.63% 6
West Midlands -17 12 £363 -22.25% 2
East Midlands -4 9 £375 -16.67%
Wales -5 4 £400 +18.52% 1

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing AIX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for AIX.

1 294 (67.12%) Linux
2 205 (46.80%) Unix
3 190 (43.38%) Windows
4 162 (36.99%) Oracle
5 152 (34.70%) Solaris
6 115 (26.26%) IBM
7 108 (24.66%) Security Cleared
7 108 (24.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 102 (23.29%) VMware
9 100 (22.83%) Red Hat
10 99 (22.60%) SC Cleared
11 97 (22.15%) Finance
12 91 (20.78%) Shell Script
13 84 (19.18%) SQL
14 82 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
15 80 (18.26%) Clustering
16 76 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 73 (16.67%) Oracle Database
18 72 (16.44%) Change Management
18 72 (16.44%) HP
19 67 (15.30%) SAN
20 66 (15.07%) Microsoft
21 65 (14.84%) Java
22 64 (14.61%) ITIL
23 59 (13.47%) Veritas
24 57 (13.01%) Perl
24 57 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
25 54 (12.33%) Active Directory
26 51 (11.64%) Banking
27 49 (11.19%) DB2

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 48 (10.96%) WebSphere
2 29 (6.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (5.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (5.02%) Oracle Service Bus
5 16 (3.65%) WebLogic
6 15 (3.42%) IIS
7 13 (2.97%) MQSeries
7 13 (2.97%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.74%) Apache
9 10 (2.28%) JBoss
10 9 (2.05%) IBM HTTP Server
11 7 (1.60%) IBM Domino
12 6 (1.37%) FileNet
13 5 (1.14%) IBM Connections
13 5 (1.14%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.91%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.91%) nginx
14 4 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 22 (5.02%) Siebel CRM
2 19 (4.34%) Oracle Applications
2 19 (4.34%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (1.83%) BusinessWare
4 7 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 5 (1.14%) Actimize
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.91%) Magento
8 2 (0.46%) BASE24
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.23%) OPENHousing
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.16%) Office 365
2 21 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.11%) IaaS
4 17 (3.88%) PaaS
4 17 (3.88%) SaaS
5 15 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.68%) Datadog
7 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.46%) Serverless
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (15.30%) SAN
2 39 (8.90%) DNS
3 24 (5.48%) Firewall
4 22 (5.02%) DHCP
5 11 (2.51%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.28%) SMS
7 8 (1.83%) DMZ
7 8 (1.83%) HTTP
7 8 (1.83%) SSL
7 8 (1.83%) VLAN
7 8 (1.83%) WAN
8 7 (1.60%) LAN
8 7 (1.60%) NAS
9 5 (1.14%) Network Security
10 4 (0.91%) FTP
10 4 (0.91%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.91%) Skype
11 3 (0.68%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.68%) VoIP
11 3 (0.68%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 49 (11.19%) DB2
3 42 (9.59%) SQL Server
4 38 (8.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 34 (7.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 24 (5.48%) Oracle ODI
7 23 (5.25%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (5.25%) Relational Database
8 22 (5.02%) Oracle BI EE
9 19 (4.34%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.05%) SQLPlus
12 8 (1.83%) Blockchain
12 8 (1.83%) MySQL
13 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.91%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.91%) DbVisualizer
16 3 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (6.62%) HP UFT
1 29 (6.62%) WinRunner
2 22 (5.02%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (2.05%) ProC
3 9 (2.05%) TestDirector
4 7 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.14%) Selenium
6 4 (0.91%) Firebug
6 4 (0.91%) JMeter
6 4 (0.91%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.91%) The Grinder
7 3 (0.68%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.46%) Ant
8 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.46%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.46%) JIRA
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 97 (22.15%) Finance
2 51 (11.64%) Banking
3 22 (5.02%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.51%) Retail
5 7 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.68%) Military
6 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 74 (16.89%) Administrator
2 67 (15.30%) Analyst
3 50 (11.42%) DBA
4 37 (8.45%) Developer
4 37 (8.45%) Linux Administrator
4 37 (8.45%) Systems Administrator
5 36 (8.22%) Oracle DBA
6 30 (6.85%) Architect
7 29 (6.62%) Consultant
8 26 (5.94%) Unix Administrator
9 23 (5.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 23 (5.25%) Unix Engineer
10 22 (5.02%) Support Analyst
11 21 (4.79%) AIX Engineer
12 20 (4.57%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 19 (4.34%) Project Manager
14 18 (4.11%) Java Team Leader
14 18 (4.11%) Team Leader
15 16 (3.65%) Java Developer
16 15 (3.42%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.50%) Middleware
2 25 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
3 21 (4.79%) ISPF
4 17 (3.88%) LDAP
5 16 (3.65%) J2EE
6 13 (2.97%) Web Services
7 12 (2.74%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (2.51%) JSP
9 10 (2.28%) HTML
10 8 (1.83%) jQuery
11 7 (1.60%) IBM Integration Bus
12 6 (1.37%) SAP PI
13 5 (1.14%) Java EE
13 5 (1.14%) XML
14 4 (0.91%) .NET
14 4 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 3 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
15 3 (0.68%) JSON
15 3 (0.68%) Software Packaging
15 3 (0.68%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 80 (18.26%) Clustering
2 57 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (8.68%) Data Centre
4 31 (7.08%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (6.39%) Management Information System
6 27 (6.16%) PDA
7 26 (5.94%) Mainframe
8 23 (5.25%) Replication
9 17 (3.88%) VSAM
10 11 (2.51%) SWIFT
11 10 (2.28%) Driving Licence
12 9 (2.05%) HACMP
12 9 (2.05%) LPAR
13 7 (1.60%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.60%) DataPower
14 6 (1.37%) CMDB
14 6 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
15 5 (1.14%) EMC VNX
15 5 (1.14%) Fedwire
Operating Systems
1 294 (67.12%) Linux
2 205 (46.80%) Unix
3 190 (43.38%) Windows
4 152 (34.70%) Solaris
5 108 (24.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (11.19%) HPUX
7 48 (10.96%) Windows Server
8 46 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (9.36%) Windows 7
11 23 (5.25%) Windows XP
12 19 (4.34%) MVS
12 19 (4.34%) VME
13 17 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (3.42%) VMS
14 15 (3.42%) Windows 2000
15 13 (2.97%) Windows NT
16 10 (2.28%) SUSE
17 9 (2.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (1.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
2 72 (16.44%) Change Management
3 64 (14.61%) ITIL
4 44 (10.05%) Configuration Management
5 40 (9.13%) Data Management
6 38 (8.68%) Project Management
7 37 (8.45%) Migration
7 37 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 35 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (7.99%) Test Automation
9 33 (7.53%) Open Source
10 32 (7.31%) DevOps
11 31 (7.08%) Software Testing
12 29 (6.62%) SOA
13 27 (6.16%) Test Scripting
14 26 (5.94%) Service Management
15 25 (5.71%) ETL
16 23 (5.25%) Data Mapping
17 22 (5.02%) CRM
17 22 (5.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.78%) Shell Script
2 84 (19.18%) SQL
3 65 (14.84%) Java
4 57 (13.01%) Perl
5 42 (9.59%) Python
6 31 (7.08%) Bash Shell
6 31 (7.08%) C
7 30 (6.85%) PowerShell
8 29 (6.62%) Korn
9 23 (5.25%) JCL
10 22 (5.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 19 (4.34%) Ruby
12 18 (4.11%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.74%) JavaScript
13 12 (2.74%) PHP
14 9 (2.05%) AWK
15 6 (1.37%) C++
16 3 (0.68%) COBOL
16 3 (0.68%) Jython
16 3 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (24.66%) Security Cleared
2 99 (22.60%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.39%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.51%) MCSE
5 11 (2.51%) RHCE
6 10 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.28%) MCSA
7 8 (1.83%) MCITP
8 7 (1.60%) Degree
8 7 (1.60%) MCTS
9 6 (1.37%) CISSP
10 5 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.91%) CISMP
12 3 (0.68%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.68%) PMP
12 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.68%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.02%) SLA
2 11 (2.51%) SEPA
3 8 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.60%) QA
5 4 (0.91%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 76 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (12.33%) Active Directory
3 46 (10.50%) Hyper-V
4 36 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (5.25%) Firmware
6 22 (5.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (4.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 16 (3.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 16 (3.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (3.42%) RACF
10 13 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (2.74%) Oracle Clusterware
12 11 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (2.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 8 (1.83%) vSphere
15 7 (1.60%) PowerHA
16 6 (1.37%) Docker
16 6 (1.37%) KVM
16 6 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
16 6 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (7.31%) Puppet
2 30 (6.85%) Tivoli
3 29 (6.62%) McAfee ePO
4 24 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (5.02%) HP ALM
5 22 (5.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 20 (4.57%) Ansible
7 17 (3.88%) SCCM
8 16 (3.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 15 (3.42%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (2.97%) CFEngine
10 13 (2.97%) Cobbler
11 10 (2.28%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (1.60%) Control-M
13 7 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (1.60%) Kubernetes
13 7 (1.60%) Netcool
13 7 (1.60%) RSA Archer
14 6 (1.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 162 (36.99%) Oracle
2 115 (26.26%) IBM
3 102 (23.29%) VMware
4 100 (22.83%) Red Hat
5 72 (16.44%) HP
6 66 (15.07%) Microsoft
7 59 (13.47%) Veritas
8 41 (9.36%) Citrix
9 33 (7.53%) EMC
10 30 (6.85%) Sun
11 29 (6.62%) McAfee
11 29 (6.62%) Siebel
12 24 (5.48%) BMC
13 23 (5.25%) webMethods
14 22 (5.02%) Ivanti
14 22 (5.02%) ServiceNow
15 16 (3.65%) Cisco
16 15 (3.42%) Hitachi
16 15 (3.42%) NetApp
16 15 (3.42%) SaltStack