Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 611 600
Rank change year-on-year +156 -11 -170
Contract jobs citing AIX 112 187 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 1.07% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 105 174
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £327 £313 £311
90th Percentile £575 £575 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +44.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +54.10% -

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 6,724 17,404 21,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.34% 21.07% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,003 10,710 13,435
Median daily rate £428 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £163 £143 £163
90th Percentile £613 £603 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £390 £388
% change year-on-year -3.46% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 1,309 1,466
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +0.21% -0.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.23 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +3.03% -

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 26 November 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 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 26 November 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 +200 89 £439 -5.14% 18
UK excluding London +167 68 £440 +3.53% 12
North of England +110 30 £438 +18.97% 5
Work from Home -117 27 £450 +60.71% 2
London +137 22 £475 +2.70% 7
North West +75 17 £394 +7.14% 1
South East +139 14 £463 -7.50% 3
Midlands +88 11 £400 - 3
North East +46 11 £440 +25.71%
Wales +41 7 £486 +14.41% 1
West Midlands +70 6 £288 -23.33% 1
East Midlands +54 5 £463 +12.12% 2
East of England +73 3 £330 -34.00%
Yorkshire +64 2 £388 +1.31% 4
Scotland +50 2 £475 +9.83%
South West +89 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 79 (70.54%) Unix
2 65 (58.04%) SQL
3 64 (57.14%) Oracle
4 57 (50.89%) Linux
5 42 (37.50%) IBM
6 33 (29.46%) PL/SQL
6 33 (29.46%) Security Cleared
7 29 (25.89%) Windows
8 26 (23.21%) Shell Script
9 24 (21.43%) Red Hat
10 23 (20.54%) SC Cleared
11 21 (18.75%) CA
11 21 (18.75%) C
11 21 (18.75%) CA Gen
12 20 (17.86%) Korn
13 19 (16.96%) Migration
14 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (15.18%) Solaris
16 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 16 (14.29%) Finance
16 16 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (13.39%) Sybase
17 15 (13.39%) Data Centre
18 14 (12.50%) Oracle Database
19 13 (11.61%) DB2
19 13 (11.61%) MS Access
19 13 (11.61%) Sun
20 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
20 12 (10.71%) Middleware
20 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence

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 10 (8.93%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.57%) JBoss
3 4 (3.57%) NetWeaver
3 4 (3.57%) SAS
4 3 (2.68%) Apache
4 3 (2.68%) Confluence
4 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.79%) IIS
5 2 (1.79%) nginx
5 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.89%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Azure
2 6 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.46%) GitHub
3 5 (4.46%) PaaS
4 4 (3.57%) AWS
4 4 (3.57%) IaaS
5 3 (2.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (2.68%) Office 365
5 3 (2.68%) SaaS
6 2 (1.79%) GCP
7 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.04%) DNS
2 6 (5.36%) Firewall
2 6 (5.36%) SAN
3 5 (4.46%) VPN
3 5 (4.46%) WAN
4 4 (3.57%) MPLS
4 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.68%) DHCP
5 3 (2.68%) PBX
5 3 (2.68%) Skype
5 3 (2.68%) VoIP
5 3 (2.68%) Wireless
6 2 (1.79%) LAN
6 2 (1.79%) SNMP
6 2 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.79%) VSAN
7 1 (0.89%) BGP
7 1 (0.89%) OSPF
7 1 (0.89%) VLAN
7 1 (0.89%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 13 (11.61%) DB2
3 13 (11.61%) MS Access
4 12 (10.71%) MySQL
5 9 (8.04%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (8.04%) Qlik Sense
6 7 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (5.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (3.57%) SAP HANA
9 4 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (3.57%) SAS EBI
9 4 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (2.68%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 21 (18.75%) CA Gen
2 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.36%) Toad
3 5 (4.46%) JIRA
4 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.68%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.89%) Ant
5 1 (0.89%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.89%) Maven
5 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Public Sector
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 6 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.79%) French Language
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Developer
2 16 (14.29%) Consultant
3 13 (11.61%) Data Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) DBA
5 11 (9.82%) Software Developer
6 10 (8.93%) AIX Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Administrator
7 9 (8.04%) Architect
8 8 (7.14%) CA Gen Developer
8 8 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) SailPoint Architect
11 4 (3.57%) AIX Consultant
11 4 (3.57%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
12 3 (2.68%) AIX Support
12 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 3 (2.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.71%) Middleware
2 9 (8.04%) LDAP
3 5 (4.46%) JSP
3 5 (4.46%) SailPoint
3 5 (4.46%) Servlets
3 5 (4.46%) XML
4 4 (3.57%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (3.57%) SAP Basis
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) .NET
5 3 (2.68%) JDBC
5 3 (2.68%) RESTful
6 2 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.79%) CSS
6 2 (1.79%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.79%) JMS
6 2 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.79%) SOAP
6 2 (1.79%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Clustering
3 6 (5.36%) Replication
4 4 (3.57%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (3.57%) PKI
5 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.79%) LPAR
6 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.89%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.89%) HACMP
7 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 79 (70.54%) Unix
2 57 (50.89%) Linux
3 29 (25.89%) Windows
4 17 (15.18%) Solaris
5 16 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.68%) CentOS
8 3 (2.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.68%) zOS
9 2 (1.79%) HPUX
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.89%) Debian
10 1 (0.89%) Fedora
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.89%) SUSE
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.96%) Migration
2 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (9.82%) Software Engineering
5 10 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (8.04%) Data Engineering
6 9 (8.04%) Data Modelling
6 9 (8.04%) ITIL
7 8 (7.14%) Software Delivery
8 7 (6.25%) Patch Management
9 5 (4.46%) Change Management
9 5 (4.46%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.46%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (4.46%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (4.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (3.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 65 (58.04%) SQL
2 33 (29.46%) PL/SQL
3 26 (23.21%) Shell Script
4 21 (18.75%) C
5 20 (17.86%) Korn
6 11 (9.82%) VBA
7 10 (8.93%) Java
8 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.46%) Perl
10 5 (4.46%) Python
11 4 (3.57%) BeanShell
11 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.68%) AWK
13 2 (1.79%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.89%) ABAP
14 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.68%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CISM
4 1 (0.89%) CISSP
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.89%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) QA
2 6 (5.36%) GDPR
3 4 (3.57%) COBIT
3 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.68%) GxP
5 2 (1.79%) NCSC
5 2 (1.79%) NIST
5 2 (1.79%) SLA
6 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) Docker
3 6 (5.36%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.68%) Firmware
5 2 (1.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (1.79%) NFS
5 2 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.89%) GPFS
6 1 (0.89%) KVM
6 1 (0.89%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.89%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Ansible
1 12 (10.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (8.04%) Puppet
3 6 (5.36%) Data Guard
4 5 (4.46%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.46%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.68%) Netcool
6 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.68%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.79%) Avamar
7 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (1.79%) Nagios
7 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.89%) OpenView
8 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (57.14%) Oracle
2 42 (37.50%) IBM
3 24 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 21 (18.75%) CA
5 15 (13.39%) Sybase
6 13 (11.61%) Sun
7 11 (9.82%) Informatica
7 11 (9.82%) VMware
8 10 (8.93%) HP
9 8 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (7.14%) SAP
10 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
11 4 (3.57%) Cisco
11 4 (3.57%) Citrix
11 4 (3.57%) Dell
12 3 (2.68%) EMC
12 3 (2.68%) Software AG
12 3 (2.68%) Veritas
13 2 (1.79%) BeyondTrust
13 2 (1.79%) Darktrace