Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 485 625 668
Rank change year-on-year +140 +43 -178
Contract jobs citing AIX 153 107 217
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 0.78% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 53 103
Median daily rate £450 £463 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +1.65% +13.75%
10th Percentile £320 £364 £339
90th Percentile £583 £584 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £480 £453
% change year-on-year -11.46% +6.08% +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 £41.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -13.68% +5.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £41.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +46.34% -13.68% +5.56%

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 8,201 13,672 20,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 20.55% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,302 8,750 13,032
Median daily rate £440 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £619 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 1,029 1,241
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.80% +2.18%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 2 March 2021.

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 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 2 March 2021. 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 +134 115 £425 -11.46% 23
UK excluding London +151 80 £425 -11.46% 16
Work from Home -166 64 £450 -23.08% 6
North of England +104 35 £438 +21.87% 2
London +61 32 £435 -5.95% 8
Midlands +61 24 £381 -10.35% 8
North West +50 15 £400 +8.70% 2
West Midlands +48 15 £362 -12.24% 1
North East +46 15 £440 +25.71%
East Midlands +32 9 £400 -8.57% 7
South East +64 7 £475 -3.06% 3
Wales +22 7 £538 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £300 -
South West +69 3 £225 -
East of England +48 3 £330 -31.96% 2
Scotland +24 2 £425 +4.29%

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 101 (66.01%) Unix
2 76 (49.67%) Linux
3 64 (41.83%) SQL
4 62 (40.52%) Oracle
5 58 (37.91%) Security Cleared
6 47 (30.72%) IBM
7 46 (30.07%) SC Cleared
8 41 (26.80%) Migration
9 31 (20.26%) Windows
10 25 (16.34%) Informatica
10 25 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (15.03%) PL/SQL
11 23 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (14.38%) Shell Script
13 20 (13.07%) Red Hat
13 20 (13.07%) MS Access
13 20 (13.07%) QA
13 20 (13.07%) Puppet
14 19 (12.42%) Solaris
14 19 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (11.76%) VBA
15 18 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (11.11%) Azure
16 17 (11.11%) C
16 17 (11.11%) Korn
16 17 (11.11%) Clustering
17 16 (10.46%) CA
17 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
17 16 (10.46%) CA Gen

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 12 (7.84%) SAS
2 11 (7.19%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.88%) IIS
3 9 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.61%) JBoss
4 4 (2.61%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.96%) Apache
5 3 (1.96%) Confluence
6 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (4.58%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (4.58%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (4.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.11%) Azure
2 11 (7.19%) AWS
3 6 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.92%) PaaS
4 4 (2.61%) IaaS
4 4 (2.61%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (1.96%) GitHub
5 3 (1.96%) SaaS
6 2 (1.31%) GCP
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) SAN
2 9 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (3.27%) DHCP
4 4 (2.61%) Firewall
4 4 (2.61%) WAN
4 4 (2.61%) Wireless
5 3 (1.96%) MPLS
5 3 (1.96%) PBX
5 3 (1.96%) Skype
5 3 (1.96%) VoIP
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 2 (1.31%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.65%) Connectrix
7 1 (0.65%) LAN
7 1 (0.65%) NAS
7 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.07%) MS Access
2 16 (10.46%) Oracle Database
2 16 (10.46%) Qlik Sense
2 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.80%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (6.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 10 (6.54%) SAS EBI
4 10 (6.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 8 (5.23%) MySQL
5 8 (5.23%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.58%) DB2
7 6 (3.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (3.27%) Big Data
9 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.96%) Base SAS
10 3 (1.96%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (10.46%) CA Gen
2 13 (8.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.54%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.92%) Toad
6 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.61%) JIRA
7 3 (1.96%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.65%) Ant
9 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.65%) JMeter
9 1 (0.65%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.65%) Maven
9 1 (0.65%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.65%) YourKit
General
1 16 (10.46%) Public Sector
2 11 (7.19%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (12.42%) Consultant
1 19 (12.42%) Data Engineer
2 17 (11.11%) Developer
3 15 (9.80%) Administrator
3 15 (9.80%) AIX Engineer
4 12 (7.84%) Architect
4 12 (7.84%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (7.19%) Software Developer
6 9 (5.88%) AIX Consultant
7 8 (5.23%) DBA
8 7 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.58%) Unix Administrator
9 6 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (3.27%) AIX Administrator
10 5 (3.27%) CA Gen Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.61%) AIX Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.61%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) .NET
2 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.23%) Middleware
3 3 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.96%) HTML
3 3 (1.96%) JDBC
3 3 (1.96%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.31%) LDAP
4 2 (1.31%) ODBC
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.65%) Ajax
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) JMS
5 1 (0.65%) JSP
5 1 (0.65%) Servlets
5 1 (0.65%) Spring
5 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Clustering
2 14 (9.15%) LPAR
3 12 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.61%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.96%) HACMP
6 3 (1.96%) PKI
6 3 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.31%) HP Superdome
8 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 101 (66.01%) Unix
2 76 (49.67%) Linux
3 31 (20.26%) Windows
4 22 (14.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (12.42%) Solaris
6 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
7 11 (7.19%) CentOS
8 8 (5.23%) HPUX
9 6 (3.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.61%) SUSE
11 3 (1.96%) Kali Linux
11 3 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.96%) zOS
12 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.65%) OS/390
13 1 (0.65%) VMS
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.80%) Migration
2 25 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (9.80%) Change Management
6 15 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 14 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (9.15%) Data Modelling
7 14 (9.15%) DevOps
8 13 (8.50%) Data Engineering
8 13 (8.50%) Runbook
8 13 (8.50%) Software Delivery
9 12 (7.84%) ITIL
10 11 (7.19%) Patch Management
11 10 (6.54%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (5.88%) OWASP
12 9 (5.88%) Workflow
13 8 (5.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 64 (41.83%) SQL
2 23 (15.03%) PL/SQL
3 22 (14.38%) Shell Script
4 18 (11.76%) VBA
5 17 (11.11%) C
5 17 (11.11%) Korn
6 15 (9.80%) Bash Shell
7 11 (7.19%) Python
8 10 (6.54%) Java
9 9 (5.88%) C#
9 9 (5.88%) Perl
10 7 (4.58%) AWK
11 6 (3.92%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.96%) PHP
12 3 (1.96%) Ruby
13 2 (1.31%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.31%) VB
14 1 (0.65%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (37.91%) Security Cleared
2 46 (30.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.96%) CISSP
4 3 (1.96%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.31%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.07%) QA
2 11 (7.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.27%) GDPR
3 5 (3.27%) SLA
4 3 (1.96%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.65%) GxP
5 1 (0.65%) NCSC
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) GPFS
2 14 (9.15%) PowerHA
3 8 (5.23%) Docker
4 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.96%) Firmware
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.31%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) Gluster
7 1 (0.65%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.65%) Samba
7 1 (0.65%) SRDF
7 1 (0.65%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (13.07%) Puppet
2 12 (7.84%) Ansible
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (3.27%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.27%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.96%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.96%) Nessus
5 3 (1.96%) SCOM
5 3 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.31%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.65%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.65%) Terraform
7 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 62 (40.52%) Oracle
2 47 (30.72%) IBM
3 25 (16.34%) Informatica
4 20 (13.07%) Red Hat
5 16 (10.46%) CA
6 14 (9.15%) VMware
7 10 (6.54%) HP
8 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.88%) Sun
9 8 (5.23%) Cisco
10 6 (3.92%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (3.27%) SAP
11 5 (3.27%) Sybase
11 5 (3.27%) Veritas
12 4 (2.61%) Citrix
12 4 (2.61%) Dell
12 4 (2.61%) EMC
12 4 (2.61%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.96%) F5
13 3 (1.96%) Splunk