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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 119 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16  
Contract jobs citing AIX 14 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.73% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.65% 3.79% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 14
Median daily rate £466 £385 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.10% -14.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £356 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £422 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.23 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.06% -6.25%  

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 384 580 434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.93% 19.28% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 299 250
Median daily rate £375 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £126 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 65
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 June 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
Warwickshire 0 11 £475 +20.25%
Shropshire +18 2 £410 -
Birmingham +13 1 - -
AIX
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 11 (61.11%) IBM
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
1 11 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle Utilities
1 11 (61.11%) Server Hardening
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) AppScan
3 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) LDAP
4 8 (44.44%) Liferay
4 8 (44.44%) Black Duck
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) HPUX
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Solaris
8 2 (11.11%) Windows
8 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 1 (5.56%) SDLC
9 1 (5.56%) API Design
9 1 (5.56%) JSON Schema
9 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (5.56%) TDD
9 1 (5.56%) Critical Success Factor
9 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
9 1 (5.56%) WSO2
9 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef

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 8 (44.44%) Liferay
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.56%) Base SAS
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.56%) Impala
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (5.56%) SAS EBI
1 1 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) AppScan
2 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Consultant
2 11 (61.11%) Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) AIX Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Deployment Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAS Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (5.56%) Java EE
1 1 (5.56%) Java SE
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) JSON Schema
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) OAuth
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Basis
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Spring
1 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) WSDL
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) HPUX
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (61.11%) Server Hardening
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) API Design
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Groovy
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Certification
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) IBM
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) Black Duck
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) Teradata
4 1 (5.56%) webMethods
4 1 (5.56%) WSO2