Period
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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 639 582 499
Rank change year-on-year -57 -83 +101
Contract jobs citing AIX 199 165 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 1.65% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 113 45
10th Percentile £405 £349 £350
25th Percentile £461 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £465 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% -2.11% +3.54%
75th Percentile £588 £513 £513
90th Percentile £675 £600 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +14.22% -7.84% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
10th Percentile £42.13 - -
25th Percentile £63.00 - -
Median hourly rate £71.50 - -
75th Percentile £80.00 - -
90th Percentile £81.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 - -

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 13,137 9,995 8,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 15.44% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,018 6,539 5,321
10th Percentile £180 £185 £150
25th Percentile £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £453 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.50% +6.47% -1.16%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 494 523
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.67
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.90 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +3.45%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.75 £60.50 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +9.38%

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 29 June 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -82 143 £520 +15.56% 11
UK excluding London -55 94 £500 +14.22% 9
Work from Home -102 92 £510 +9.68% 9
London -60 40 £515 +7.29% 4
South East -36 28 £555 +12.12% 4
North of England -47 18 £500 +33.33%
Midlands -44 17 £495 +22.98% 1
Scotland -2 13 £401 +0.31% 1
West Midlands -46 13 £510 +25.93%
Wales -2 12 £575 -4.17% 1
North West -42 11 £450 +20.00%
Yorkshire -26 9 £463 +48.00%
North East -6 6 £450 +1.41%
South West -12 5 £661 +5.81% 2
East Midlands -22 4 £468 +16.88% 1
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 146 (73.37%) Linux
2 126 (63.32%) Unix
3 97 (48.74%) Oracle
4 84 (42.21%) Windows
5 63 (31.66%) IBM
6 56 (28.14%) Security Cleared
7 52 (26.13%) Social Skills
8 51 (25.63%) SQL
9 49 (24.62%) VMware
10 47 (23.62%) Solaris
10 47 (23.62%) Oracle Database
11 44 (22.11%) Migration
11 44 (22.11%) Red Hat
12 43 (21.61%) SC Cleared
13 41 (20.60%) Azure
14 40 (20.10%) SAN
15 38 (19.10%) Shell Script
15 38 (19.10%) ITIL
15 38 (19.10%) Java
16 37 (18.59%) Middleware
17 35 (17.59%) Windows Server
18 32 (16.08%) Mentoring
18 32 (16.08%) Finance
19 30 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 30 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (15.08%) Public Sector
20 27 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (13.57%) AWS
20 27 (13.57%) Clustering
20 27 (13.57%) PL/SQL

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 (6.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.52%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.02%) JBoss
3 6 (3.02%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 6 (3.02%) SAS
4 5 (2.51%) Apache
4 5 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.01%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (2.01%) NetWeaver
5 4 (2.01%) SAP Portal
5 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.51%) Confluence
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.51%) WildFly
7 1 (0.50%) CICS
7 1 (0.50%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (6.53%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.01%) SAP R/3
3 2 (1.01%) Shopify
4 1 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 41 (20.60%) Azure
2 27 (13.57%) AWS
3 12 (6.03%) IaaS
4 8 (4.02%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (2.01%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.01%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.01%) PaaS
5 4 (2.01%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.01%) BigCommerce
6 2 (1.01%) GCP
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.10%) SAN
2 15 (7.54%) WAN
3 10 (5.03%) Firewall
3 10 (5.03%) HTTP
3 10 (5.03%) Network Security
3 10 (5.03%) SSL
3 10 (5.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.52%) MPLS
5 8 (4.02%) NGFW
5 8 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (2.51%) SSH
7 4 (2.01%) FTP
7 4 (2.01%) VoIP
8 3 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.51%) DHCP
8 3 (1.51%) DNS
8 3 (1.51%) LAN
9 2 (1.01%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.62%) Oracle Database
2 18 (9.05%) Oracle Database 12c
3 17 (8.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (8.04%) DB2
5 13 (6.53%) SQL Server
6 12 (6.03%) Oracle9i Database
7 9 (4.52%) MySQL
7 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.02%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.02%) SAP BW
8 6 (3.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 6 (3.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 6 (3.02%) SQLPlus
9 5 (2.51%) Metadata
9 5 (2.51%) SAS EBI
10 4 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.01%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.51%) MaxDB
12 2 (1.01%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Ant
1 12 (6.03%) IBM UrbanCode
2 11 (5.53%) SoapUI
3 7 (3.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.51%) JIRA
5 3 (1.51%) JUnit
5 3 (1.51%) Maven
5 3 (1.51%) Postman
5 3 (1.51%) Subversion
6 2 (1.01%) CA Gen
6 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.01%) NWDI
6 2 (1.01%) NWDS
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (26.13%) Social Skills
2 32 (16.08%) Finance
3 30 (15.08%) Public Sector
4 21 (10.55%) Banking
5 11 (5.53%) Presentation Skills
5 11 (5.53%) Retail Banking
6 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.01%) Retail
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 46 (23.12%) Architect
2 30 (15.08%) Administrator
3 25 (12.56%) Developer
4 22 (11.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 21 (10.55%) DBA
6 16 (8.04%) Oracle DBA
7 13 (6.53%) Consultant
8 12 (6.03%) Middleware Developer
9 10 (5.03%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (5.03%) Project Manager
9 10 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.03%) Unix Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) AIX Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Migration Architect
11 7 (3.52%) Unix Administrator
12 6 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.02%) Technical Architect
13 5 (2.51%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.59%) Middleware
2 21 (10.55%) XML
3 14 (7.04%) IBM Integration Bus
4 11 (5.53%) Web Services
5 10 (5.03%) J2EE
6 9 (4.52%) EDI
7 7 (3.52%) SOAP
8 5 (2.51%) .NET
8 5 (2.51%) JSP
8 5 (2.51%) SailPoint
8 5 (2.51%) SAP Basis
8 5 (2.51%) Servlets
9 4 (2.01%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.01%) JDBC
9 4 (2.01%) LDAP
9 4 (2.01%) SAP PI
10 3 (1.51%) STL
10 3 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (1.51%) XML Schema
10 3 (1.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Clustering
2 25 (12.56%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.53%) HACMP
4 12 (6.03%) DataPower
4 12 (6.03%) Mainframe
4 12 (6.03%) SWIFT
5 11 (5.53%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.52%) LPAR
7 7 (3.52%) Legacy Systems
7 7 (3.52%) Public Cloud
8 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (3.02%) Tandem
9 4 (2.01%) Legacy Applications
9 4 (2.01%) Replication
10 3 (1.51%) Data Fabric
11 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.01%) DLPAR
11 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 146 (73.37%) Linux
2 126 (63.32%) Unix
3 84 (42.21%) Windows
4 47 (23.62%) Solaris
5 35 (17.59%) Windows Server
6 30 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (9.05%) HPUX
8 13 (6.53%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (6.53%) SUSE
9 11 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (5.03%) CentOS
11 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (4.02%) Windows 10
13 5 (2.51%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (1.01%) Debian
14 2 (1.01%) Fedora
14 2 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.01%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.11%) Migration
2 38 (19.10%) ITIL
3 32 (16.08%) Mentoring
4 27 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (13.07%) High Availability
6 21 (10.55%) DevOps
6 21 (10.55%) Knowledge Transfer
7 20 (10.05%) Change Management
7 20 (10.05%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (9.55%) Agile
9 18 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (9.05%) Service Management
10 17 (8.54%) Load Balancing
11 16 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (7.04%) Software Testing
13 12 (6.03%) Coaching
14 11 (5.53%) Performance Testing
15 10 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
15 10 (5.03%) Presales
16 9 (4.52%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.63%) SQL
2 38 (19.10%) Java
2 38 (19.10%) Shell Script
3 27 (13.57%) PL/SQL
4 19 (9.55%) Python
5 18 (9.05%) Korn
6 14 (7.04%) Perl
7 8 (4.02%) Bash
8 6 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.51%) C++
9 5 (2.51%) C-shell
10 4 (2.01%) C
10 4 (2.01%) PHP
11 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.51%) VB
11 3 (1.51%) VB6
12 1 (0.50%) ABAP
12 1 (0.50%) COBOL
12 1 (0.50%) Natural
12 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (28.14%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.02%) LPIC
4 6 (3.02%) RHCE
4 6 (3.02%) RHCT
5 4 (2.01%) Degree
6 3 (1.51%) SAP Certification
7 2 (1.01%) HND
7 2 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.50%) CISSP
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.03%) SLA
2 9 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.52%) QA
2 9 (4.52%) SEPA
3 4 (2.01%) GDPR
3 4 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.01%) NCSC
4 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.55%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (9.05%) Firmware
3 18 (9.05%) PowerHA
4 16 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.04%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (7.04%) Active Directory
6 11 (5.53%) Docker
6 11 (5.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (2.01%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (1.01%) KVM
9 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (1.01%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.50%) NFS
10 1 (0.50%) SRDF
10 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 23 (11.56%) Ansible
2 20 (10.05%) Data Guard
3 17 (8.54%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (6.03%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
5 11 (5.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (4.52%) Kubernetes
7 7 (3.52%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (3.02%) Nagios
8 6 (3.02%) Tivoli
9 5 (2.51%) Consul
9 5 (2.51%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.01%) CA Wily
10 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.51%) Oracle Flashback
11 3 (1.51%) QRadar
12 1 (0.50%) Avamar
12 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.50%) Terraform
12 1 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (48.74%) Oracle
2 63 (31.66%) IBM
3 49 (24.62%) VMware
4 44 (22.11%) Red Hat
5 21 (10.55%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.05%) Cisco
7 16 (8.04%) Veritas
8 15 (7.54%) Sun
9 13 (6.53%) SAP
10 12 (6.03%) Green Hat
11 11 (5.53%) HP
12 10 (5.03%) Palo Alto
13 9 (4.52%) EMC
14 8 (4.02%) Citrix
15 7 (3.52%) Informatica
16 6 (3.02%) CA
16 6 (3.02%) McAfee
16 6 (3.02%) Sybase
17 5 (2.51%) CyberArk
17 5 (2.51%) ServiceNow