Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 703 465 623
Rank change year-on-year -238 +158 +42
Contract jobs citing AIX 145 137 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 1.84% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 73
10th Percentile £324 £300 £351
25th Percentile £405 £380 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £430 £463
Median % change year-on-year +13.37% -7.03% +1.65%
75th Percentile £575 £528 £500
90th Percentile £675 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
10th Percentile - £53.00 £30.20
25th Percentile £62.50 - £39.88
Median hourly rate £75.00 £60.00 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +27.66% +80.77%
75th Percentile £87.50 - £50.38
90th Percentile - - £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - +27.66% +80.77%

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 13,488 7,454 15,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 17.82% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,338 4,830 9,596
10th Percentile £163 £163 £140
25th Percentile £325 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £431 £410
Median % change year-on-year +14.43% +5.00% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £688 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.35% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 431 1,133
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.28
25th Percentile £14.82 £13.14 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +2.94%
75th Percentile £48.58 £43.00 £24.25
90th Percentile £63.50 £54.00 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.86 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.21% - +3.13%

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 25 January 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
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 25 January 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 -231 95 £500 +17.65% 13
UK excluding London -109 86 £450 +5.88% 11
Work from Home -167 38 £500 +9.29% 2
Midlands -61 24 £475 +11.76% 3
London -202 21 £538 +16.53% 4
South East -61 20 £428 +1.79% 2
Northern Ireland - 15 £255 -
West Midlands -52 14 £475 +11.76% 3
East Midlands -30 10 £458 +7.65%
North of England -79 10 £451 +6.00% 3
Scotland -45 7 £425 -10.53% 2
Yorkshire -43 6 £500 +66.67% 1
Wales -27 4 £550 +10.00%
East of England -37 4 £563 +70.45% 1
North West -58 4 £324 -19.00% 2
South West -57 2 £288 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 115 (79.31%) Linux
2 86 (59.31%) Unix
3 70 (48.28%) Windows
4 68 (46.90%) Solaris
5 65 (44.83%) Oracle
6 49 (33.79%) Social Skills
7 41 (28.28%) Azure
7 41 (28.28%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (27.59%) Migration
9 38 (26.21%) ITIL
10 36 (24.83%) IBM
10 36 (24.83%) Windows Server
11 35 (24.14%) Shell Script
12 34 (23.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (22.76%) SQL
14 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
15 31 (21.38%) AWS
16 29 (20.00%) SAN
17 28 (19.31%) Middleware
18 27 (18.62%) EMC
19 26 (17.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 25 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
20 25 (17.24%) Red Hat
20 25 (17.24%) Java
20 25 (17.24%) SAP
20 25 (17.24%) Python
21 23 (15.86%) DB2
21 23 (15.86%) Finance
21 23 (15.86%) Oracle Database
22 22 (15.17%) NFS

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 (11.03%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.59%) NetWeaver
3 9 (6.21%) JBoss
4 8 (5.52%) SAP Portal
5 6 (4.14%) Apache
6 4 (2.76%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.07%) CICS
7 3 (2.07%) IIS
7 3 (2.07%) PowerExchange
7 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.38%) SAS
8 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.69%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) nginx
9 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.38%) Notepad++
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.07%) SAP ERP
3 3 (2.07%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.38%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 41 (28.28%) Azure
2 31 (21.38%) AWS
3 14 (9.66%) SaaS
4 13 (8.97%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (8.28%) IaaS
5 12 (8.28%) PaaS
6 9 (6.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 9 (6.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (5.52%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.07%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (2.07%) GCP
9 2 (1.38%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (1.38%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.38%) GitHub
9 2 (1.38%) Nutanix
9 2 (1.38%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.69%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.00%) SAN
2 16 (11.03%) Firewall
3 15 (10.34%) Network Security
4 12 (8.28%) DNS
4 12 (8.28%) NAS
5 11 (7.59%) VoIP
5 11 (7.59%) VPN
5 11 (7.59%) WAN
6 9 (6.21%) DHCP
6 9 (6.21%) MPLS
6 9 (6.21%) PBX
6 9 (6.21%) SD-WAN
6 9 (6.21%) Skype
6 9 (6.21%) Wireless
7 6 (4.14%) SSL
8 4 (2.76%) HTTP
8 4 (2.76%) NX-OS
8 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.07%) IPv4
10 2 (1.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.86%) DB2
1 23 (15.86%) Oracle Database
2 16 (11.03%) MySQL
2 16 (11.03%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.28%) SAP HANA
4 10 (6.90%) SAP BW
5 9 (6.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (5.52%) RDBMS
6 8 (5.52%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.76%) Metadata
10 4 (2.76%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (2.76%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.07%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.76%) JIRA
4 3 (2.07%) Selenium
4 3 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.07%) TestLink
5 2 (1.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.38%) Emacs
5 2 (1.38%) GDB
5 2 (1.38%) Pylint
5 2 (1.38%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.38%) Sublime Text
5 2 (1.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 49 (33.79%) Social Skills
2 23 (15.86%) Finance
3 15 (10.34%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.83%) Banking
5 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (19.31%) Architect
2 23 (15.86%) Administrator
3 17 (11.72%) Consultant
4 15 (10.34%) Unix Engineer
5 13 (8.97%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.90%) DBA
6 10 (6.90%) Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.21%) IT Architect
7 9 (6.21%) Unix Administrator
8 8 (5.52%) AIX Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Designer
8 8 (5.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 8 (5.52%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (5.52%) Solaris Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (4.83%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.31%) Middleware
2 20 (13.79%) SAP Basis
3 9 (6.21%) LDAP
4 8 (5.52%) SAP PI
5 7 (4.83%) JMS
6 6 (4.14%) .NET
7 5 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (2.07%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.07%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.07%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.07%) HTML
9 3 (2.07%) J2EE
9 3 (2.07%) JDBC
9 3 (2.07%) Spring
9 3 (2.07%) Web Services
10 2 (1.38%) PySide
10 2 (1.38%) PyTables
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Clustering
1 15 (10.34%) Public Cloud
2 14 (9.66%) Fat Client
2 14 (9.66%) PKI
2 14 (9.66%) Smartcard
2 14 (9.66%) Thin Client
2 14 (9.66%) Video\Live Streaming
3 13 (8.97%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 8 (5.52%) Replication
6 7 (4.83%) Symmetrix
7 5 (3.45%) IBM Storwize
7 5 (3.45%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.69%) BYOD
11 1 (0.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 115 (79.31%) Linux
2 86 (59.31%) Unix
3 70 (48.28%) Windows
4 68 (46.90%) Solaris
5 36 (24.83%) Windows Server
6 26 (17.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (12.41%) SUSE
8 15 (10.34%) HPUX
9 11 (7.59%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (5.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (4.83%) VMS
12 7 (4.83%) Windows 2000
13 4 (2.76%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (1.38%) CentOS
14 2 (1.38%) Fedora
14 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.28%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (27.59%) Migration
3 38 (26.21%) ITIL
4 34 (23.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (11.72%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (11.03%) Decision-Making
7 16 (11.03%) Storage Management
8 15 (10.34%) Change Management
8 15 (10.34%) High Availability
8 15 (10.34%) Office Automation
8 15 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (9.66%) Service Management
10 13 (8.97%) DevOps
11 12 (8.28%) CRM
12 11 (7.59%) TOGAF
13 10 (6.90%) Business Continuity
13 10 (6.90%) Data Protection
13 10 (6.90%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.14%) Shell Script
2 33 (22.76%) SQL
3 25 (17.24%) Java
3 25 (17.24%) Python
4 21 (14.48%) Bash
5 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.52%) Perl
8 6 (4.14%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.45%) C++
10 3 (2.07%) COBOL
11 2 (1.38%) C
11 2 (1.38%) Natural
11 2 (1.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.69%) C#
12 1 (0.69%) C-shell
12 1 (0.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) CISSP
4 5 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.76%) Degree
5 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) COBIT
1 9 (6.21%) GDPR
1 9 (6.21%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.83%) SLA
3 5 (3.45%) NCSC
4 4 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (2.07%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.38%) PMO
7 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 22 (15.17%) NFS
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (8.97%) Active Directory
4 12 (8.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 11 (7.59%) Docker
5 11 (7.59%) Firmware
5 11 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (4.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (4.14%) SRDF
7 6 (4.14%) Veritas File System
8 5 (3.45%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.76%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.76%) KVM
10 3 (2.07%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.38%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.38%) vSphere
12 1 (0.69%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 18 (12.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 18 (12.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 16 (11.03%) NetBackup
3 15 (10.34%) systemd
4 14 (9.66%) Data Guard
5 10 (6.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 9 (6.21%) Kubernetes
7 7 (4.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 6 (4.14%) Ansible
8 6 (4.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (4.14%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.76%) CA Wily
9 4 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (2.76%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.76%) vRealize
10 3 (2.07%) CSIRT
10 3 (2.07%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (2.07%) HP ALM
10 3 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.38%) VxRail
Vendors
1 65 (44.83%) Oracle
2 36 (24.83%) IBM
3 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
4 27 (18.62%) EMC
5 25 (17.24%) Red Hat
5 25 (17.24%) SAP
6 19 (13.10%) Cisco
6 19 (13.10%) Veritas
7 18 (12.41%) VMware
8 16 (11.03%) Citrix
9 11 (7.59%) Hitachi
9 11 (7.59%) Sun
10 9 (6.21%) HP
10 9 (6.21%) Skytap
10 9 (6.21%) Software AG
11 8 (5.52%) Brocade
12 7 (4.83%) CA
13 5 (3.45%) NetApp
14 4 (2.76%) Informatica
14 4 (2.76%) McAfee