Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 574 541
Rank change year-on-year +162 -33 -172
Contract jobs citing AIX 83 250 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.52% 1.37% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 145 244
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £335 £357 £275
90th Percentile £538 £626 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.06% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.20 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.98% +39.35% +176.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +41.94% +176.17%

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 5,468 18,192 21,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 20.68% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,308 11,339 13,173
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £175 £150 £170
90th Percentile £625 £619 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 1,237 1,539
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.52% -0.51%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.68 £16.10
% change year-on-year +13.94% +3.57% -2.42%

AIX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AIX as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AIX.

Daily rate trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AIX.

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 21 September 2020. 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 +205 71 £450 - 22
UK excluding London +154 58 £455 +1.06% 14
South East +164 35 £460 -6.22% 1
London +179 18 £488 +5.41% 9
North of England +113 12 £400 +1.27% 5
North West +78 11 £350 -4.76% 4
Work from Home -53 7 £425 +51.79% 4
Wales +34 4 £475 -7.32% 3
South West +100 2 - - 1
Midlands +97 2 £500 +21.21% 3
Scotland +54 2 £475 -
East of England +74 1 £383 -4.38% 1
Yorkshire +72 1 £475 +18.75% 1
East Midlands +63 1 - - 1
West Midlands +61 1 £500 +33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 51 (61.45%) Oracle
2 46 (55.42%) Linux
3 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
4 31 (37.35%) Unix
5 28 (33.73%) Windows
6 27 (32.53%) SC Cleared
7 26 (31.33%) SQL
7 26 (31.33%) IBM
8 17 (20.48%) Red Hat
9 16 (19.28%) PL/SQL
9 16 (19.28%) Finance
10 14 (16.87%) Migration
10 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
10 14 (16.87%) DB2
10 14 (16.87%) Solaris
10 14 (16.87%) Oracle Database
11 13 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (14.46%) VMware
12 12 (14.46%) Sybase
12 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
12 12 (14.46%) SAN
12 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
13 11 (13.25%) SAP
13 11 (13.25%) Oracle RMAN
14 10 (12.05%) Sun
14 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
15 9 (10.84%) Java
15 9 (10.84%) Clustering
15 9 (10.84%) Firewall
15 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (3.61%) Apache
1 3 (3.61%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.41%) IIS
2 2 (2.41%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.41%) nginx
2 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.20%) Confluence
3 1 (1.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.20%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Azure
1 4 (4.82%) GitHub
2 3 (3.61%) AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.20%) GCP
3 1 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) SAN
2 9 (10.84%) Firewall
3 7 (8.43%) DNS
3 7 (8.43%) WAN
4 6 (7.23%) LAN
5 4 (4.82%) MPLS
5 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.61%) BGP
6 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.61%) IPsec
6 3 (3.61%) Junos
6 3 (3.61%) OSPF
6 3 (3.61%) tcpdump
6 3 (3.61%) VLAN
6 3 (3.61%) VPLS
6 3 (3.61%) VPN
6 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.41%) SNMP
7 2 (2.41%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (2.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) DB2
1 14 (16.87%) Oracle Database
1 14 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) MySQL
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.41%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) CA Gen
1 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.61%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.61%) ClearQuest
2 3 (3.61%) Toad
3 2 (2.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.20%) Ant
4 1 (1.20%) Maven
4 1 (1.20%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.20%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 2 (2.41%) French Language
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) DBA
2 10 (12.05%) Consultant
3 9 (10.84%) Architect
4 8 (9.64%) Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (8.43%) Administrator
5 7 (8.43%) AIX Specialist
5 7 (8.43%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared DBA
7 5 (6.02%) SailPoint Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) DB2 DBA
9 3 (3.61%) AIX Support
9 3 (3.61%) CA Gen Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Specialist
9 3 (3.61%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.41%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) LDAP
2 6 (7.23%) Middleware
3 5 (6.02%) HTML
3 5 (6.02%) JSP
3 5 (6.02%) SailPoint
3 5 (6.02%) Servlets
3 5 (6.02%) XML
4 4 (4.82%) .NET
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (3.61%) SAP Basis
5 3 (3.61%) SOAP
5 3 (3.61%) SPML
5 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 2 (2.41%) .NET Core
6 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.84%) Clustering
3 7 (8.43%) Replication
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.41%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.41%) LPAR
6 2 (2.41%) PKI
7 1 (1.20%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.20%) PMI
7 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (55.42%) Linux
2 31 (37.35%) Unix
3 28 (33.73%) Windows
4 14 (16.87%) Solaris
5 13 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
7 5 (6.02%) HPUX
8 2 (2.41%) CentOS
8 2 (2.41%) SUSE
8 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Debian
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) Migration
2 9 (10.84%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.23%) High Availability
5 6 (7.23%) ITIL
5 6 (7.23%) Project Management
6 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.82%) ERP
7 4 (4.82%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (4.82%) Runbook
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
8 3 (3.61%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) SQL
2 16 (19.28%) PL/SQL
3 9 (10.84%) Java
4 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.64%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.02%) C
6 4 (4.82%) Korn
7 3 (3.61%) BeanShell
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.61%) Python
7 3 (3.61%) VB
7 3 (3.61%) VBScript
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) ABAP
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) OCP
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.20%) CISM
5 1 (1.20%) CISSP
5 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) GDPR
1 3 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.41%) COBIT
2 2 (2.41%) GxP
2 2 (2.41%) NCSC
2 2 (2.41%) NIST
2 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.82%) Docker
4 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.61%) Terminal Server
5 3 (3.61%) vSphere
6 2 (2.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (2.41%) XenApp
7 1 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.20%) Firmware
7 1 (1.20%) GPFS
7 1 (1.20%) KVM
7 1 (1.20%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.20%) SRDF
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (10.84%) Data Guard
3 8 (9.64%) Tivoli
4 6 (7.23%) Ansible
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.61%) Netcool
6 3 (3.61%) Puppet
6 3 (3.61%) SCCM
6 3 (3.61%) SCOM
6 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.41%) Avamar
7 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (61.45%) Oracle
2 26 (31.33%) IBM
3 17 (20.48%) Red Hat
4 12 (14.46%) Sybase
4 12 (14.46%) VMware
5 11 (13.25%) SAP
6 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.05%) Sun
7 8 (9.64%) HP
8 7 (8.43%) Cisco
9 5 (6.02%) CA
9 5 (6.02%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (4.82%) Citrix
11 3 (3.61%) Ariba
11 3 (3.61%) CyberArk
11 3 (3.61%) EMC
11 3 (3.61%) Juniper
11 3 (3.61%) Lotus
11 3 (3.61%) McAfee
11 3 (3.61%) Novell