Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 605 670 483
Rank change year-on-year +65 -187 -171
Contract jobs citing AIX 127 219 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.90% 1.06% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 99 263
UK median daily rate £469 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +13.75% -
10th Percentile £363 £337 £318
90th Percentile £576 £617 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.86% -22.22% +13.92%
10th Percentile £28.13 £23.70 £42.50
90th Percentile £50.38 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +27.86% -22.22% +7.14%

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 14,142 20,572 21,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.76% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,677 12,878 13,445
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £136 £158 £170
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,130 1,310 1,276
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.89 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -

AIX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AIX as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AIX.

Contractor daily rate trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIX.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AIX in the UK

AIX
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AIX over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AIX in the UK

AIX
Top 14 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 21 February 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 +81 106 £485 +6.59% 49
UK excluding London +28 93 £485 +7.78% 51
South East +62 43 £490 -2.00% 18
London +131 30 £463 -11.90% 7
Scotland +15 17 £375 -9.09%
North of England +54 14 £359 -10.25% 3
North West +39 13 £368 +9.85% 2
East of England +34 8 £485 -15.65% 2
Midlands +55 7 £425 +0.41% 11
East Midlands +41 4 £438 +38.01% 4
West Midlands +38 3 £413 -7.04% 7
South West +4 3 - - 8
North East - 2 £350 -
Wales +26 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 80 (62.99%) Linux
2 74 (58.27%) Oracle
3 66 (51.97%) SQL
4 56 (44.09%) Windows
5 49 (38.58%) Unix
6 47 (37.01%) Oracle Database
7 43 (33.86%) IBM
7 43 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (29.13%) Shell Script
9 35 (27.56%) Migration
10 32 (25.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (22.83%) Scrum
11 29 (22.83%) Clustering
11 29 (22.83%) Hyper-V
12 28 (22.05%) Red Hat
12 28 (22.05%) Java
13 27 (21.26%) JIRA
14 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
15 24 (18.90%) Solaris
16 22 (17.32%) Azure
16 22 (17.32%) Performance Tuning
17 21 (16.54%) AWS
17 21 (16.54%) PL/SQL
17 21 (16.54%) Veritas
17 21 (16.54%) Data Guard
18 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
18 20 (15.75%) DB2
18 20 (15.75%) ITIL
19 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
19 19 (14.96%) Citrix

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 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (7.87%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.72%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.94%) NetWeaver
4 5 (3.94%) SAP Portal
5 3 (2.36%) JBoss
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.57%) Confluence
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Abaqus
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (2.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.32%) Azure
2 21 (16.54%) AWS
3 12 (9.45%) GitHub
3 12 (9.45%) Office 365
4 5 (3.94%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.15%) GCP
5 4 (3.15%) SaaS
6 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.57%) IaaS
7 2 (1.57%) PaaS
8 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.45%) Firewall
2 8 (6.30%) FTP
2 8 (6.30%) SAN
3 7 (5.51%) DNS
4 5 (3.94%) Skype
5 4 (3.15%) Internet
5 4 (3.15%) SSH
6 2 (1.57%) DHCP
6 2 (1.57%) LAN
6 2 (1.57%) SSL
6 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.57%) WAN
7 1 (0.79%) HTTP
7 1 (0.79%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (37.01%) Oracle Database
2 20 (15.75%) DB2
3 18 (14.17%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (11.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (11.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (10.24%) DataStage
5 13 (10.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.24%) IBM InfoSphere
5 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
6 9 (7.09%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (6.30%) Oracle Discoverer
7 8 (6.30%) SAP BW
8 7 (5.51%) MySQL
8 7 (5.51%) RDBMS
8 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
9 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (3.94%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (3.94%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (21.26%) JIRA
2 12 (9.45%) StarTeam
3 10 (7.87%) ProC
4 9 (7.09%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.51%) PVCS
6 6 (4.72%) Toad
7 5 (3.94%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.79%) Ant
9 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (12.60%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.36%) Games
4 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.57%) Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (29.13%) Developer
2 17 (13.39%) Architect
3 16 (12.60%) DBA
3 16 (12.60%) Oracle Developer
4 15 (11.81%) Administrator
5 13 (10.24%) Analyst
5 13 (10.24%) DataStage Developer
6 12 (9.45%) Oracle DBA
7 10 (7.87%) Consultant
7 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (6.30%) Oracle Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) Oracle Architect
8 8 (6.30%) SAP Basis Consultant
8 8 (6.30%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (6.30%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) DB2 Developer
9 7 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Server Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Windows Server Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 8 (6.30%) J2EE
2 8 (6.30%) SAP Basis
3 7 (5.51%) LDAP
4 5 (3.94%) HTML
4 5 (3.94%) Middleware
4 5 (3.94%) SAP PI
5 4 (3.15%) jQuery
6 3 (2.36%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.36%) XML
7 2 (1.57%) HTML5
8 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.79%) Java SE
8 1 (0.79%) JSP
8 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.79%) Servlets
8 1 (0.79%) SPML
8 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.83%) Clustering
2 12 (9.45%) Replication
3 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) PKI
5 3 (2.36%) HACMP
5 3 (2.36%) iSeries
5 3 (2.36%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.57%) DataPower
6 2 (1.57%) LPAR
6 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.79%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 80 (62.99%) Linux
2 56 (44.09%) Windows
3 49 (38.58%) Unix
4 32 (25.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (18.90%) Solaris
6 18 (14.17%) Windows Server
6 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (11.02%) Windows 10
8 14 (11.02%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.09%) SUSE
10 8 (6.30%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (5.51%) CentOS
11 7 (5.51%) Windows 7
12 6 (4.72%) zOS
13 4 (3.15%) HPUX
14 1 (0.79%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.79%) Debian
14 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.56%) Migration
3 29 (22.83%) Scrum
4 22 (17.32%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (15.75%) ITIL
6 18 (14.17%) Data Modelling
7 14 (11.02%) Change Management
7 14 (11.02%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.24%) ETL
8 13 (10.24%) Physical Data Model
8 13 (10.24%) Server Virtualisation
8 13 (10.24%) TDD
9 12 (9.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (9.45%) SDLC
9 12 (9.45%) Smoke Testing
10 10 (7.87%) Project Delivery
10 10 (7.87%) SOA
11 9 (7.09%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.09%) DevOps
11 9 (7.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.97%) SQL
2 37 (29.13%) Shell Script
3 28 (22.05%) Java
4 21 (16.54%) PL/SQL
5 14 (11.02%) C
6 11 (8.66%) Python
7 8 (6.30%) Perl
8 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.79%) Java 8
9 1 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.96%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.24%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.45%) MCITP
4 12 (9.45%) MCSA
4 12 (9.45%) MCSE
4 12 (9.45%) MCTS
4 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.57%) Degree
6 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 29 (22.83%) Hyper-V
2 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (10.24%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (10.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.94%) Docker
6 5 (3.94%) OCFS2
7 4 (3.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.15%) XenApp
8 3 (2.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.79%) NFS
9 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) Data Guard
2 17 (13.39%) Tivoli
3 16 (12.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (11.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (10.24%) SCCM
6 12 (9.45%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (9.45%) Netcool
7 5 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (1.57%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.57%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.79%) Ansible
10 1 (0.79%) Control-M
10 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.79%) nmon
10 1 (0.79%) Puppet
10 1 (0.79%) SCOM
10 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 74 (58.27%) Oracle
2 43 (33.86%) IBM
3 28 (22.05%) Red Hat
4 21 (16.54%) Veritas
5 19 (14.96%) Citrix
5 19 (14.96%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.81%) VMware
7 12 (9.45%) McAfee
8 10 (7.87%) SAP
9 6 (4.72%) Remedy
10 5 (3.94%) HP
10 5 (3.94%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (3.94%) TIBCO
11 4 (3.15%) Sybase
12 3 (2.36%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.36%) Ariba
12 3 (2.36%) NetApp
13 2 (1.57%) Sun
14 1 (0.79%) Cisco
14 1 (0.79%) Unisys