The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 March 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 107 118
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Contract jobs citing AIX 4 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.80% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.18% 3.61% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £400 £375 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -15.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £293 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £410 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -1.28%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 340 609 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.29% 22.26% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 281 230
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 83
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

AIX
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AIX in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for AIX in the West Midlands

AIX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIX in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AIX in the West Midlands

AIX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Birmingham -10 2 £394 +7.87%
Warwickshire -3 1 £495 +24.68%
Coventry - 1 - -
AIX
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for AIX.

1 25 (92.59%) Unix
2 20 (74.07%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) Oracle
4 11 (40.74%) Configuration Management
5 8 (29.63%) ClearQuest
5 8 (29.63%) JUnit
5 8 (29.63%) ClearCase
5 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 8 (29.63%) Subversion
5 8 (29.63%) Selenium
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
5 8 (29.63%) Apple iOS
5 8 (29.63%) Puppet
5 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
5 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (29.63%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (29.63%) Ansible
5 8 (29.63%) DevOps
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (29.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.93%) LDAP
7 6 (22.22%) Windows
7 6 (22.22%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (18.52%) EDIFACT
8 5 (18.52%) PVCS
8 5 (18.52%) XML

AIX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Liferay
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) LDAP
2 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) SSH
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) Impala
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (3.70%) SAS EBI
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Apache Ivy
1 8 (29.63%) ClearCase
1 8 (29.63%) ClearQuest
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
1 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
1 8 (29.63%) JUnit
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
1 8 (29.63%) Sonatype Nexus
1 8 (29.63%) Subversion
2 5 (18.52%) PVCS
3 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) DevOps Specialist
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) webMethods Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Monitoring Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Unix Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) AIX Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) EDIFACT
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (3.70%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) DataPower
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Unix
2 20 (74.07%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Apple iOS
4 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 5 (18.52%) Solaris
6 2 (7.41%) HPUX
6 2 (7.41%) SUSE
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Configuration Management
2 8 (29.63%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (29.63%) DevOps
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) High Availability
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (14.81%) Use Case
6 3 (11.11%) OO
6 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.70%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Korn
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Ansible
1 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (29.63%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.70%) Control-M
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) BMC
2 5 (18.52%) webMethods
3 3 (11.11%) Pega
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Teradata