Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 541 611
Rank change year-on-year +18 +70 -104
Contract jobs citing AIX 155 107 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.73% 1.06% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 51 128
10th Percentile £330 £368 £366
25th Percentile £381 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £480 £470
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.13% +17.50%
75th Percentile £500 £529 £563
90th Percentile £598 £580 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £481 £455
% change year-on-year -11.69% +5.77% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Median hourly rate £60.00 £18.50 £43.20
Median % change year-on-year +224.32% -57.18% +39.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +224.32% +8.82% -45.16%

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 8,982 10,115 18,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.72% 20.06% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,912 6,567 11,879
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £338 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £549 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 760 1,059
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.77
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% +4.35% +1.64%
75th Percentile £44.00 £23.31 £29.50
90th Percentile £58.71 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.22% +2.29%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +31 114 £439 -9.10% 15
UK excluding London +42 87 £425 -11.69% 13
Work from Home -212 60 £465 +9.41% 5
London -16 32 £478 +5.18% 5
South East -7 26 £500 +2.56% 2
Midlands +28 25 £403 -8.00% 2
North of England +47 21 £388 +0.91% 6
West Midlands +19 17 £362 +3.43%
North West +15 13 £419 +9.05% 2
East Midlands +18 8 £425 -5.56% 2
Scotland -14 8 £400 -27.27% 1
Wales +10 6 £600 +45.45% 2
North East - 4 £444 -
Yorkshire - 4 £300 - 4
South West +41 2 £225 -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 104 (67.10%) Linux
2 74 (47.74%) Oracle
2 74 (47.74%) Unix
3 56 (36.13%) Migration
4 51 (32.90%) Security Cleared
5 44 (28.39%) SC Cleared
6 42 (27.10%) Windows
7 40 (25.81%) Solaris
8 39 (25.16%) SQL
9 37 (23.87%) IBM
10 35 (22.58%) Oracle Database
11 31 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (19.35%) Azure
12 30 (19.35%) Clustering
13 28 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (16.77%) Social Skills
15 25 (16.13%) ITIL
16 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
16 24 (15.48%) Red Hat
17 22 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (14.19%) Data Centre
17 22 (14.19%) AWS
18 21 (13.55%) VMware
18 21 (13.55%) Finance
19 20 (12.90%) Change Management
19 20 (12.90%) Windows Server
20 19 (12.26%) Puppet
20 19 (12.26%) Informatica
20 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
21 18 (11.61%) DevOps

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 11 (7.10%) IIS
2 10 (6.45%) SAS
3 8 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.23%) NetWeaver
5 5 (3.23%) SAP Portal
6 4 (2.58%) JBoss
7 3 (1.94%) Confluence
7 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.29%) Apache
8 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.35%) Azure
2 22 (14.19%) AWS
3 7 (4.52%) PaaS
4 6 (3.87%) IaaS
4 6 (3.87%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (3.23%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (3.23%) OpenShift
5 5 (3.23%) SaaS
6 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.32%) SAN
2 14 (9.03%) DNS
3 13 (8.39%) DHCP
4 6 (3.87%) Firewall
4 6 (3.87%) WAN
4 6 (3.87%) Wireless
5 5 (3.23%) MPLS
5 5 (3.23%) NAS
5 5 (3.23%) SD-WAN
5 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.23%) VPN
6 4 (2.58%) PBX
6 4 (2.58%) Skype
6 4 (2.58%) VoIP
7 3 (1.94%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.65%) Connectrix
8 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.65%) LAN
8 1 (0.65%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.58%) Oracle Database
2 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (5.16%) DB2
7 8 (5.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 8 (5.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 7 (4.52%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (4.52%) MS Access
8 7 (4.52%) MySQL
8 7 (4.52%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (4.52%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (3.87%) SAS EBI
10 5 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (3.23%) Big Data
10 5 (3.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.74%) TeamCity
3 11 (7.10%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.87%) Burp Suite
5 4 (2.58%) JIRA
6 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.29%) AppScan
7 2 (1.29%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.65%) Ant
8 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.65%) CA Gen
8 1 (0.65%) JMeter
8 1 (0.65%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.65%) Maven
8 1 (0.65%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.65%) YourKit
General
1 26 (16.77%) Social Skills
2 21 (13.55%) Finance
3 8 (5.16%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.87%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (10.97%) Architect
1 17 (10.97%) Consultant
2 15 (9.68%) Unix Engineer
3 12 (7.74%) Software Engineer
4 11 (7.10%) Administrator
5 10 (6.45%) AIX Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
6 8 (5.16%) DBA
6 8 (5.16%) Oracle DBA
6 8 (5.16%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.52%) AIX Consultant
7 7 (4.52%) Data Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Designer
8 6 (3.87%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (3.23%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 5 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (3.23%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.10%) .NET
1 11 (7.10%) ASP.NET
1 11 (7.10%) LDAP
2 10 (6.45%) SAP Basis
3 8 (5.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (3.23%) Middleware
4 5 (3.23%) SAP PI
5 4 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.94%) HTML
6 3 (1.94%) Web Services
7 2 (1.29%) JDBC
7 2 (1.29%) ODBC
7 2 (1.29%) REST
8 1 (0.65%) Java EE
8 1 (0.65%) JSON
8 1 (0.65%) SOAP
8 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.35%) Clustering
2 22 (14.19%) Data Centre
3 15 (9.68%) LPAR
4 8 (5.16%) PKI
5 5 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.94%) CMDB
8 2 (1.29%) HACMP
8 2 (1.29%) HP Superdome
8 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (1.29%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (67.10%) Linux
2 74 (47.74%) Unix
3 42 (27.10%) Windows
4 40 (25.81%) Solaris
5 31 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (12.90%) Windows Server
7 16 (10.32%) CentOS
8 12 (7.74%) HPUX
8 12 (7.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 11 (7.10%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (7.10%) SUSE
10 4 (2.58%) Kali Linux
10 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.94%) VMS
12 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.65%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.65%) NetWare
13 1 (0.65%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.13%) Migration
2 28 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (16.13%) ITIL
4 22 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (12.90%) Change Management
6 18 (11.61%) DevOps
7 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (10.32%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (10.32%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.39%) Proactive Monitoring
9 13 (8.39%) Runbook
10 12 (7.74%) Service Delivery
11 11 (7.10%) OWASP
11 11 (7.10%) Workflow
12 10 (6.45%) Service Management
12 10 (6.45%) Storage Management
13 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.16%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.16%) SQL
2 17 (10.97%) Python
3 15 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.03%) Java
5 12 (7.74%) C#
6 9 (5.81%) Perl
7 8 (5.16%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.16%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.52%) VBA
9 5 (3.23%) C
10 4 (2.58%) AWK
10 4 (2.58%) PHP
10 4 (2.58%) Ruby
11 2 (1.29%) Ada
11 2 (1.29%) Korn
11 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.29%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) COBOL
12 1 (0.65%) R
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (32.90%) Security Cleared
2 44 (28.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.58%) CISSP
3 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.29%) IIBA
5 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.65%) Degree
5 1 (0.65%) ISEB
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.97%) QA
2 15 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.23%) GDPR
3 5 (3.23%) SLA
4 4 (2.58%) COBIT
5 2 (1.29%) FISMA
5 2 (1.29%) NIST
6 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) GPFS
2 14 (9.03%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (9.03%) PowerHA
3 10 (6.45%) Docker
4 9 (5.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.58%) Veritas File System
5 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.94%) SRDF
6 3 (1.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.29%) Firmware
7 2 (1.29%) NFS
7 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) Gluster
8 1 (0.65%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 19 (12.26%) Puppet
2 14 (9.03%) Ansible
3 13 (8.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (7.74%) Data Guard
5 8 (5.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 7 (4.52%) BladeLogic
7 6 (3.87%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.87%) Nessus
7 6 (3.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (3.87%) Tivoli
8 5 (3.23%) SCCM
9 3 (1.94%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.94%) SCOM
9 3 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.94%) yum
10 2 (1.29%) AppDetective
10 2 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.29%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 74 (47.74%) Oracle
2 37 (23.87%) IBM
3 24 (15.48%) Red Hat
4 21 (13.55%) VMware
5 19 (12.26%) Informatica
5 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.39%) Cisco
7 12 (7.74%) HP
8 11 (7.10%) SAP
9 8 (5.16%) Citrix
10 6 (3.87%) Qualys
10 6 (3.87%) Veritas
11 5 (3.23%) EMC
11 5 (3.23%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.23%) Splunk
12 4 (2.58%) Dell
12 4 (2.58%) F5
12 4 (2.58%) Snow
12 4 (2.58%) Software AG
12 4 (2.58%) Sun