The table below looks at the statistics for Migration skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Migration over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Migration
Rank 11 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Migration 318 190 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.76% 6.29% 10.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.44% 8.59% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 97 107
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£375 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £284 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
Average hourly rate £21.64 £28.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.39% -24.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £15.70 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.64 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.07 £20.00 £18.45
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +8.40%
Migration
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2779 2211 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.54% 73.21% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1173 909
Average daily rate £388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 96 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Migration
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Migration across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Migration Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Migration
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Migration across the North West region.

Migration Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Migration
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Migration across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Migration Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Migration
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Migration across the North West region.

Migration Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Migration
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Migration across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Migration Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Migration
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Migration within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 144 £350 - 22
Cheshire +5 73 £375 -15.25% 3
Lancashire +6 49 £389 -2.87% 12
Merseyside +12 25 £300 -27.71% 5
Cumbria -13 8 £300 -11.37%
Migration
England

Migration
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Migration also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Migration.

1 174 (26.73%) Windows
2 172 (26.42%) Data Migration
3 147 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 141 (21.66%) Finance
5 131 (20.12%) Oracle
6 104 (15.98%) VMware
7 100 (15.36%) Data Centre
8 99 (15.21%) SQL
9 98 (15.05%) Citrix
10 89 (13.67%) Project Management
11 74 (11.37%) Security Cleared
12 73 (11.21%) Active Directory
13 71 (10.91%) SQL Server
13 71 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 63 (9.68%) Windows 7
15 61 (9.37%) SC Cleared
16 60 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 60 (9.22%) SCCM
16 60 (9.22%) MS Excel
17 59 (9.06%) WAN
17 59 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 56 (8.60%) PRINCE2
19 55 (8.45%) UNIX
20 51 (7.83%) SAP
20 51 (7.83%) ITIL
21 50 (7.68%) Oracle Database
22 49 (7.53%) Cisco
23 48 (7.37%) CRM
24 47 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
25 46 (7.07%) Linux

Migration
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Migration also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Migration. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.38%) IBM Notes
3 21 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.23%) SAS
4 17 (2.61%) IIS
5 14 (2.15%) NetWeaver
6 13 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.46%) Lync
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.31%) JBoss
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.31%) Apache
Applications
1 60 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.15%) MS Office
3 10 (1.54%) MS Project
4 8 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (4.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (3.84%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (2.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 10 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (1.08%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.61%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.31%) Agresso
10 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.15%) SAP EWM
11 1 (0.15%) Finacle
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.61%) Office 365
2 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.77%) PaaS
4 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.46%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.06%) WAN
2 35 (5.38%) Firewall
3 31 (4.76%) SAN
4 24 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (3.53%) DNS
6 17 (2.61%) SSL
6 17 (2.61%) LAN
7 16 (2.46%) MPLS
7 16 (2.46%) NAS
8 15 (2.30%) DHCP
8 15 (2.30%) Network Security
9 12 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.84%) OSPF
10 11 (1.69%) BGP
10 11 (1.69%) Wireless
11 10 (1.54%) Internet
12 8 (1.23%) VPLS
12 8 (1.23%) EIGRP
12 8 (1.23%) DMZ
12 8 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.68%) Oracle Database
3 47 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (5.53%) Relational Database
6 33 (5.07%) RDBMS
7 26 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.00%) SAP HANA
10 13 (2.00%) Big Data
11 11 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (1.54%) Base SAS
13 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (1.08%) DTS
14 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.08%) MSI
3 6 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.77%) PeopleTools
5 4 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.46%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.46%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.46%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.46%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (0.31%) JIRA
7 2 (0.31%) Toad
7 2 (0.31%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.15%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.15%) NUnit
General
1 141 (21.66%) Finance
2 37 (5.68%) Local Government
3 25 (3.84%) Banking
4 22 (3.38%) Retail
5 20 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.84%) Billing
7 7 (1.08%) Law
8 5 (0.77%) Publishing
9 4 (0.61%) Legal
10 3 (0.46%) Electronics
10 3 (0.46%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 121 (18.59%) Architect
2 102 (15.67%) Project Manager
3 100 (15.36%) Analyst
4 70 (10.75%) Consultant
5 55 (8.45%) Developer
6 30 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (4.45%) Business Analyst
8 24 (3.69%) Technical Architect
8 24 (3.69%) Oracle Consultant
9 23 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
9 23 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (3.53%) Data Analyst
10 22 (3.38%) Test Manager
10 22 (3.38%) SQL Developer
11 20 (3.07%) Data Architect
12 17 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.15%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (2.15%) Payroll Consultant
14 13 (2.00%) SAP Architect
14 13 (2.00%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.30%) Middleware
2 13 (2.00%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.84%) Web Services
4 10 (1.54%) .NET
5 6 (0.92%) SAP Basis
6 5 (0.77%) HTML
6 5 (0.77%) XML
7 3 (0.46%) J2EE
7 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.46%) CSS
7 3 (0.46%) jQuery
7 3 (0.46%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.31%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.31%) Spring
8 2 (0.31%) JSF
9 1 (0.15%) JNDI
9 1 (0.15%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.15%) DHTML
9 1 (0.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 100 (15.36%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.84%) Mainframe
3 29 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.07%) Replication
5 19 (2.92%) Data Conversion
5 19 (2.92%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.46%) Fat Client
6 16 (2.46%) Clustering
6 16 (2.46%) PKI
6 16 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.00%) EMC VNX
8 12 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (1.38%) Life Science
11 8 (1.23%) Celerra
11 8 (1.23%) NHS
12 7 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.08%) Data Extraction
13 6 (0.92%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 174 (26.73%) Windows
2 63 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 55 (8.45%) UNIX
4 46 (7.07%) Linux
4 46 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (5.07%) Windows XP
6 32 (4.92%) VME
7 31 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (3.69%) Solaris
10 16 (2.46%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.08%) VMS
12 6 (0.92%) AIX
12 6 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.61%) HPUX
14 2 (0.31%) OS/2
14 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (26.42%) Data Migration
2 89 (13.67%) Project Management
3 60 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (8.60%) PRINCE2
6 51 (7.83%) ITIL
7 48 (7.37%) CRM
8 41 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (5.68%) ETL
10 36 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (5.07%) ERP
12 32 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
13 29 (4.45%) Configuration Management
14 28 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (4.30%) Data Analysis
14 28 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 27 (4.15%) Validation
16 23 (3.53%) Data Management
16 23 (3.53%) Change Control
17 22 (3.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.21%) SQL
2 22 (3.38%) T-SQL
3 19 (2.92%) PowerShell
4 18 (2.76%) COBOL
5 12 (1.84%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.38%) VBA
6 9 (1.38%) Java
7 8 (1.23%) VBScript
8 7 (1.08%) C
8 7 (1.08%) REXX
8 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.77%) C#
9 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.46%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.15%) PL/1
11 1 (0.15%) X++
11 1 (0.15%) Perl
11 1 (0.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (11.37%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.76%) Degree
5 17 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.00%) CISMP
7 13 (2.00%) CISSP
8 12 (1.84%) MCSE
8 12 (1.84%) CISM
9 10 (1.54%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.38%) PMP
10 9 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.38%) CCENT
11 8 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.23%) CCNA
12 7 (1.08%) ISEB
12 7 (1.08%) CCIE
12 7 (1.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.91%) QA
2 28 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) GAAP
System Software
1 73 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 71 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (6.30%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (3.53%) XenApp
6 18 (2.76%) Xen
7 17 (2.61%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.69%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.54%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.38%) vSphere
11 8 (1.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.77%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.15%) NFS
15 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 60 (9.22%) SCCM
2 6 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (0.77%) OpenView
4 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.31%) WSUS
6 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.15%) Salt
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 147 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 131 (20.12%) Oracle
3 104 (15.98%) VMware
4 98 (15.05%) Citrix
5 51 (7.83%) SAP
6 49 (7.53%) Cisco
7 35 (5.38%) Lotus
8 33 (5.07%) CheckPoint
8 33 (5.07%) EMC
9 29 (4.45%) HP
10 21 (3.23%) IBM
10 21 (3.23%) AppSense
11 14 (2.15%) Clearswift
11 14 (2.15%) Wyse
11 14 (2.15%) Business Objects
11 14 (2.15%) Informatica
12 13 (2.00%) Kaspersky
13 10 (1.54%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (1.38%) Veritas
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