Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 575 477 603
Rank change year-on-year -98 +126 -81
Contract jobs citing AIX 173 95 257
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 1.35% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 48 148
10th Percentile £350 £340 £363
25th Percentile £400 £408 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £469 £450
Median % change year-on-year -0.80% +4.17% +7.14%
75th Percentile £538 £504 £541
90th Percentile £600 £564 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £469 £450
% change year-on-year -6.39% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
Median hourly rate - - £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 11,146 7,056 18,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 19.31% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,342 4,635 11,899
10th Percentile £185 £156 £153
25th Percentile £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 422 1,161
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.78 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.40 £14.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £41.87 £29.31 £36.00
90th Percentile £60.95 £48.12 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.50 £16.21
% change year-on-year -7.26% +7.99% +1.28%

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 30 July 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 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 30 July 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 -110 127 £450 -5.26% 14
UK excluding London -33 100 £439 -6.39% 10
Work from Home -208 71 £465 +3.33% 1
South East -54 37 £493 +2.07% 2
London -121 32 £500 +3.52% 5
North of England -21 22 £388 -13.89% 1
Midlands -37 22 £405 -10.00% 5
North West -28 18 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands -26 15 £405 -4.71% 2
Scotland -50 8 £400 - 1
Wales -6 6 £600 +26.32%
East Midlands -13 6 £400 -11.11% 3
North East - 4 £444 -
South West -9 3 £625 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 140 (80.92%) Linux
2 91 (52.60%) Oracle
3 86 (49.71%) Unix
4 70 (40.46%) Windows
5 64 (36.99%) Migration
6 61 (35.26%) Solaris
7 49 (28.32%) SQL
7 49 (28.32%) Security Cleared
8 47 (27.17%) Oracle Database
9 44 (25.43%) SC Cleared
9 44 (25.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (20.81%) ITIL
11 35 (20.23%) IBM
11 35 (20.23%) Social Skills
12 34 (19.65%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (19.08%) Azure
13 33 (19.08%) Data Centre
14 31 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (17.34%) Microsoft
16 29 (16.76%) Red Hat
17 27 (15.61%) Software Engineering
17 27 (15.61%) AWS
18 26 (15.03%) Finance
19 25 (14.45%) VMware
19 25 (14.45%) Clustering
19 25 (14.45%) SQL Server
20 23 (13.29%) Informatica
21 22 (12.72%) HPUX
21 22 (12.72%) Python
21 22 (12.72%) Windows Server

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 16 (9.25%) SAS
1 16 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.94%) Confluence
3 11 (6.36%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.78%) IIS
5 9 (5.20%) SAP Portal
5 9 (5.20%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.05%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (2.89%) NetWeaver
8 4 (2.31%) JBoss
9 3 (1.73%) Apache
10 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.16%) BASE24
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.08%) Azure
2 27 (15.61%) AWS
3 8 (4.62%) PaaS
4 7 (4.05%) IaaS
5 6 (3.47%) SaaS
6 5 (2.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 5 (2.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (2.89%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.31%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.16%) GCP
8 2 (1.16%) GitHub
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.58%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.98%) SAN
2 15 (8.67%) Firewall
3 12 (6.94%) DNS
4 11 (6.36%) DHCP
5 6 (3.47%) VPN
5 6 (3.47%) WAN
5 6 (3.47%) Wireless
6 5 (2.89%) MPLS
6 5 (2.89%) NAS
6 5 (2.89%) SD-WAN
6 5 (2.89%) SSL
6 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.31%) PBX
7 4 (2.31%) Skype
7 4 (2.31%) VoIP
8 3 (1.73%) Network Security
9 2 (1.16%) VSAN
9 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.58%) IMAP
10 1 (0.58%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.17%) Oracle Database
2 25 (14.45%) SQL Server
3 19 (10.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (8.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 13 (7.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (7.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 10 (5.78%) Big Data
6 10 (5.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (5.20%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (5.20%) SAP BW
8 8 (4.62%) Base SAS
8 8 (4.62%) DB2
8 8 (4.62%) MySQL
8 8 (4.62%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 7 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (4.05%) MS Access
9 7 (4.05%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (6.94%) JIRA
2 11 (6.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (5.78%) TeamCity
4 7 (4.05%) Burp Suite
5 5 (2.89%) GitLab
6 2 (1.16%) AppScan
7 1 (0.58%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 35 (20.23%) Social Skills
2 26 (15.03%) Finance
3 16 (9.25%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.94%) Banking
5 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.47%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (15.61%) Architect
2 21 (12.14%) Consultant
3 16 (9.25%) Software Engineer
4 15 (8.67%) Administrator
4 15 (8.67%) Unix Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) DBA
6 10 (5.78%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (5.78%) Unix Administrator
7 9 (5.20%) AIX Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Migration Architect
7 9 (5.20%) SAP Basis Consultant
7 9 (5.20%) SAP Consultant
8 7 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (4.05%) Data Engineer
9 6 (3.47%) Designer
9 6 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (2.89%) Security Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.09%) SAP Basis
2 13 (7.51%) Middleware
3 12 (6.94%) LDAP
4 10 (5.78%) .NET
4 10 (5.78%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.20%) SAP PI
6 8 (4.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (3.47%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.89%) Kafka
9 4 (2.31%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (1.73%) HTML
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (1.16%) REST
11 2 (1.16%) Web Services
12 1 (0.58%) Java EE
12 1 (0.58%) JSON
12 1 (0.58%) SOAP
12 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.08%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.45%) Clustering
3 8 (4.62%) PKI
4 7 (4.05%) Replication
5 6 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.73%) CMDB
8 3 (1.73%) Symmetrix
8 3 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.16%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.16%) LPAR
9 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.16%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 140 (80.92%) Linux
2 86 (49.71%) Unix
3 70 (40.46%) Windows
4 61 (35.26%) Solaris
5 44 (25.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (12.72%) HPUX
6 22 (12.72%) Windows Server
7 17 (9.83%) Oracle Linux
8 16 (9.25%) CentOS
8 16 (9.25%) SUSE
9 14 (8.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (5.78%) OpenVMS
11 5 (2.89%) Kali Linux
11 5 (2.89%) zOS
12 4 (2.31%) VMS
13 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.58%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.58%) Debian
15 1 (0.58%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.99%) Migration
2 36 (20.81%) ITIL
3 34 (19.65%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (15.61%) Software Engineering
6 21 (12.14%) DevOps
7 19 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (9.83%) Change Management
9 16 (9.25%) Process Improvement
10 15 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (8.67%) Problem Management
11 13 (7.51%) OO
11 13 (7.51%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.94%) Data Modelling
12 12 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (6.94%) Scrum
13 11 (6.36%) CRM
13 11 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (6.36%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (6.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.32%) SQL
2 22 (12.72%) Python
3 19 (10.98%) Shell Script
4 16 (9.25%) Java
5 13 (7.51%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.36%) PowerShell
7 10 (5.78%) C#
8 9 (5.20%) Perl
9 7 (4.05%) VBA
10 6 (3.47%) C
11 5 (2.89%) PHP
11 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.89%) Ruby
11 5 (2.89%) SAS Macro
12 4 (2.31%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.16%) Ada
14 1 (0.58%) COBOL
14 1 (0.58%) Korn
14 1 (0.58%) Tcl
14 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (28.32%) Security Cleared
2 44 (25.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.20%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.47%) Degree
5 5 (2.89%) CISSP
5 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.16%) IIBA
6 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.16%) PMP
7 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.58%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.58%) RHCE
7 1 (0.58%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.67%) QA
2 13 (7.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.31%) COBIT
3 4 (2.31%) GDPR
3 4 (2.31%) SLA
4 2 (1.16%) FISMA
4 2 (1.16%) NIST
5 1 (0.58%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (8.09%) Active Directory
1 14 (8.09%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.05%) Docker
3 7 (4.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (3.47%) NFS
5 5 (2.89%) SRDF
5 5 (2.89%) vSphere
6 4 (2.31%) Veritas File System
6 4 (2.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.16%) Firmware
8 2 (1.16%) GPFS
8 2 (1.16%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.58%) Gluster
9 1 (0.58%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 19 (10.98%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (10.40%) Data Guard
3 16 (9.25%) Ansible
4 14 (8.09%) Puppet
5 12 (6.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (5.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 7 (4.05%) Nessus
7 7 (4.05%) Tivoli
8 6 (3.47%) BladeLogic
8 6 (3.47%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (3.47%) SCCM
8 6 (3.47%) Terraform
9 5 (2.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (2.89%) CA Wily
10 4 (2.31%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.31%) Packer
11 3 (1.73%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (1.73%) systemd
11 3 (1.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 91 (52.60%) Oracle
2 35 (20.23%) IBM
3 30 (17.34%) Microsoft
4 29 (16.76%) Red Hat
5 25 (14.45%) VMware
6 23 (13.29%) Informatica
7 19 (10.98%) EMC
8 17 (9.83%) SAP
9 15 (8.67%) Cisco
10 12 (6.94%) Citrix
10 12 (6.94%) HP
10 12 (6.94%) Veritas
11 10 (5.78%) 3PAR
11 10 (5.78%) Quadient
12 9 (5.20%) PlateSpin
12 9 (5.20%) VirtaMove
12 9 (5.20%) Zerto
13 8 (4.62%) Sun
14 6 (3.47%) Google
14 6 (3.47%) Palo Alto