The first table below looks at the demand for Migration skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Migration over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Migration
Rank 25 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Migration 3456 3130 3781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.14% 6.56% 6.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 9.04% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1988 1755 2176
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 81 125
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £125.00 £55.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -3.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Migration
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Migration Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Migration
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Migration within the UK.

Migration Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Migration
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Migration within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Migration Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Migration
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Migration Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Migration
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Migration within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Migration Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Migration
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Migration within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -7 3158 £400 - 425
London -8 1402 £425 -0.11% 167
South East -10 534 £370 +5.71% 104
City of London -11 353 £425 -2.85% 71
North West -5 234 £350 +1.44% 27
South West +14 231 £365 +8.14% 22
East of England +9 225 £351 -11.97% 33
West Midlands +5 174 £350 +0.71% 17
Berkshire -2 167 £420 +6.66% 22
Scotland -2 160 £400 +12.67% 14
Yorkshire +3 157 £363 +3.57% 25
East Midlands -6 116 £390 +30.00% 17
West Yorkshire +7 109 £363 +3.57% 17
Buckinghamshire +18 105 £400 +33.33% 8
Edinburgh -6 94 £425 +13.33% 5
Hampshire -9 94 £338 - 23
Milton Keynes +21 92 £400 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -8 90 £325 -1.21% 9
Manchester +12 89 £375 - 12
Leeds +3 64 £375 +13.63% 9
Cambridgeshire +18 62 £313 -21.87% 13
Surrey -22 62 £350 -12.50% 23
Birmingham +4 61 £375 +8.69% 5
Reading +2 59 £425 +6.25% 12
Bedfordshire +10 44 £375 +97.36% 10
Leicestershire +1 42 £223 -22.60% 3
Essex -7 41 £380 +31.03% 3
Wiltshire +5 40 £370 - 7
Wales -9 39 £394 +12.50% 6
North East -12 39 £350 +25.00% 6

Migration
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1892 (29.09%) Data Migration
2 1524 (23.44%) Windows
3 1415 (21.76%) Finance
4 1147 (17.64%) SQL
5 997 (15.33%) Microsoft
6 834 (12.82%) Windows 7
7 814 (12.52%) Oracle
8 767 (11.79%) SQL Server
9 745 (11.46%) Project Management
10 653 (10.04%) SAP
11 598 (9.20%) Active Directory
12 531 (8.17%) MS Excel
13 506 (7.78%) Banking
14 486 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 464 (7.14%) PRINCE2
16 458 (7.04%) Security Cleared
17 432 (6.64%) SharePoint
18 408 (6.27%) VMware
19 396 (6.09%) ETL
20 392 (6.03%) Citrix
21 387 (5.95%) MS Exchange
22 347 (5.34%) .NET
23 340 (5.23%) CRM
24 336 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
25 331 (5.09%) SCCM
26 329 (5.06%) Windows XP
26 329 (5.06%) UNIX
27 327 (5.03%) ITIL
28 326 (5.01%) SC Cleared
29 319 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing

Migration
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 432 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 387 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 213 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 125 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 120 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 111 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 110 (1.69%) Lync
8 101 (1.55%) IIS
9 93 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 87 (1.34%) IBM Notes
11 70 (1.08%) CMS
12 69 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
13 68 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
14 60 (0.92%) WebLogic
15 59 (0.91%) WebSphere
16 58 (0.89%) SAS
17 51 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 46 (0.71%) Apache
19 45 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
20 35 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 531 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 292 (4.49%) MS Office
3 96 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 93 (1.43%) MS Project
5 59 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 30 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.077%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.062%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.062%) Mingle
11 3 (0.046%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.031%) Windchill
12 2 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.031%) FastStats
13 1 (0.015%) Blender
13 1 (0.015%) DOC1
13 1 (0.015%) CATIA
13 1 (0.015%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 102 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 82 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 81 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 57 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 51 (0.78%) SAP SD
6 48 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
7 46 (0.71%) SAP CO
8 44 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
9 43 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
9 43 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
10 41 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
11 38 (0.58%) SAP CRM
11 38 (0.58%) SAP ERP
12 31 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
12 31 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
13 29 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
14 27 (0.42%) SAP MM
15 23 (0.35%) Agresso
16 20 (0.31%) MultiFonds
17 19 (0.29%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 112 (1.72%) Office 365
2 45 (0.69%) SaaS
3 19 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.22%) Force.com
7 8 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (0.092%) IaaS
9 5 (0.077%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.062%) PaaS
10 4 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.062%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.031%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.015%) GitHub
12 1 (0.015%) Heroku
12 1 (0.015%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 173 (2.66%) SAN
2 164 (2.52%) Firewall
3 142 (2.18%) DNS
4 141 (2.17%) LAN
5 133 (2.05%) WAN
6 109 (1.68%) DHCP
7 95 (1.46%) Internet
8 83 (1.28%) TCP/IP
9 65 (1.00%) Intranet
10 56 (0.86%) NAS
11 48 (0.74%) Wireless
12 46 (0.71%) VPN
13 40 (0.62%) Ethernet
14 39 (0.60%) VoIP
15 37 (0.57%) VLAN
16 35 (0.54%) Network Security
16 35 (0.54%) FTP
17 33 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (0.49%) NetScaler
19 31 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 269 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 266 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
4 263 (4.04%) Oracle Database
5 247 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 209 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 148 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 138 (2.12%) Relational Database
9 113 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 86 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 82 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 79 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 74 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
14 70 (1.08%) MySQL
15 69 (1.06%) MS Access
16 60 (0.92%) DB2
17 53 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
18 47 (0.72%) RDBMS
19 45 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
19 45 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 129 (1.98%) LSMW
2 65 (1.00%) MSI
3 48 (0.74%) Subversion
4 47 (0.72%) JIRA
5 46 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 45 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (0.54%) Maven
8 33 (0.51%) Ant
9 32 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
10 31 (0.48%) TeamCity
11 30 (0.46%) Git (software)
11 30 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
11 30 (0.46%) Jenkins
12 29 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
13 24 (0.37%) Selenium
14 19 (0.29%) Hudson
14 19 (0.29%) Toad
15 16 (0.25%) Eclipse
15 16 (0.25%) JUnit
16 15 (0.23%) InstallShield
General
1 1415 (21.76%) Finance
2 506 (7.78%) Banking
3 251 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 223 (3.43%) Retail
5 125 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 103 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 101 (1.55%) Back Office
8 90 (1.38%) Publishing
9 88 (1.35%) Marketing
10 78 (1.20%) Front Office
11 75 (1.15%) Billing
12 68 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 59 (0.91%) Legal
14 57 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 46 (0.71%) Retail Banking
16 43 (0.66%) Local Government
17 38 (0.58%) German Language
18 36 (0.55%) French Language
19 28 (0.43%) Advertising
20 23 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1131 (17.39%) Analyst
2 892 (13.72%) Project Manager
3 726 (11.16%) Consultant
4 704 (10.83%) Developer
5 553 (8.50%) Architect
6 437 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 277 (4.26%) Data Analyst
8 213 (3.28%) Administrator
9 182 (2.80%) SAP Consultant
10 172 (2.64%) Migration Consultant
11 163 (2.51%) Migration Engineer
12 155 (2.38%) DBA
13 141 (2.17%) Data Consultant
14 131 (2.01%) Data Manager
15 122 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
16 115 (1.77%) Data Migration Consultant
17 104 (1.60%) Infrastructure Manager
18 103 (1.58%) SQL Developer
19 93 (1.43%) Data Migration Analyst
19 93 (1.43%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (5.34%) .NET
2 221 (3.40%) XML
3 179 (2.75%) HTML
4 143 (2.20%) Web Services
5 111 (1.71%) CSS
5 111 (1.71%) ASP.NET
6 106 (1.63%) Application Packaging
7 83 (1.28%) Middleware
8 70 (1.08%) J2EE
8 70 (1.08%) jQuery
9 66 (1.01%) .NET Framework
10 62 (0.95%) XSLT
11 53 (0.82%) Spring
12 52 (0.80%) SOAP
13 44 (0.68%) Ajax
14 43 (0.66%) WCF
15 42 (0.65%) JSP
16 39 (0.60%) HTML5
16 39 (0.60%) XHTML
17 34 (0.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 138 (2.12%) NHS
2 99 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 95 (1.46%) Clustering
4 90 (1.38%) Data Integration
5 89 (1.37%) Replication
6 87 (1.34%) Blackberry
7 83 (1.28%) FMCG
8 68 (1.05%) Data Extraction
9 67 (1.03%) Data Conversion
10 64 (0.98%) Mainframe
11 56 (0.86%) Computer Science
12 53 (0.82%) Thin Client
12 53 (0.82%) Fat Client
13 49 (0.75%) PMI
14 48 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 44 (0.68%) Open Source
16 41 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
17 38 (0.58%) Fixed Income
17 38 (0.58%) Derivative
18 32 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1524 (23.44%) Windows
2 834 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 336 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 329 (5.06%) Windows XP
4 329 (5.06%) UNIX
5 314 (4.83%) Linux
6 225 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (1.78%) Solaris
8 108 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 86 (1.32%) AIX
10 76 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 33 (0.51%) HPUX
13 25 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 16 (0.25%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.22%) zOS
16 13 (0.20%) Android
16 13 (0.20%) SUSE
16 13 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1892 (29.09%) Data Migration
2 745 (11.46%) Project Management
3 486 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 464 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 396 (6.09%) ETL
6 340 (5.23%) CRM
7 327 (5.03%) ITIL
8 319 (4.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 315 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
10 291 (4.47%) Data Modelling
11 261 (4.01%) Data Analysis
12 252 (3.88%) Change Management
13 248 (3.81%) Data Cleansing
14 246 (3.78%) Validation
15 244 (3.75%) Business Analysis
16 228 (3.51%) ERP
17 191 (2.94%) Data Management
18 177 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
19 173 (2.66%) Workflow
20 159 (2.45%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1147 (17.64%) SQL
2 280 (4.31%) Java
3 233 (3.58%) C#
4 208 (3.20%) PowerShell
5 172 (2.64%) T-SQL
6 171 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 170 (2.61%) PL/SQL
8 115 (1.77%) VBA
9 112 (1.72%) VB
9 112 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 109 (1.68%) Perl
11 107 (1.65%) C
12 81 (1.25%) VBScript
13 75 (1.15%) PHP
14 63 (0.97%) Python
15 59 (0.91%) ABAP
16 44 (0.68%) C++
17 32 (0.49%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.40%) Apex Code
19 25 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 458 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 326 (5.01%) SC Cleared
3 187 (2.88%) Degree
4 152 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 103 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 90 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 84 (1.29%) MCSE
7 84 (1.29%) ISEB
8 83 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (1.20%) PMP
10 77 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 59 (0.91%) MCITP
12 46 (0.71%) CCNP
13 41 (0.63%) DV Cleared
13 41 (0.63%) CCNA
14 37 (0.57%) MCP
15 35 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (0.48%) ISTQB
17 30 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 25 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (4.00%) QA
2 102 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 84 (1.29%) SLA
4 27 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.18%) Basel III
7 11 (0.17%) COREP
7 11 (0.17%) FINREP
8 10 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.14%) CRD IV
9 9 (0.14%) TickIT
10 7 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 5 (0.077%) COBIT
12 4 (0.062%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.062%) GxP
12 4 (0.062%) EMIR
13 3 (0.046%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.046%) GAAP
14 2 (0.031%) FATCA
System Software
1 598 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 228 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (2.69%) XenApp
4 145 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 125 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 91 (1.40%) vSphere
7 82 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 54 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 51 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
10 23 (0.35%) UAG
10 23 (0.35%) NFS
11 21 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 20 (0.31%) XenServer
13 17 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (0.25%) ISA Server
15 13 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 11 (0.17%) IAG
16 11 (0.17%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
18 8 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 331 (5.09%) SCCM
2 80 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 72 (1.11%) SCOM
4 49 (0.75%) Puppet
5 36 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 35 (0.54%) WSUS
7 32 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 27 (0.42%) AppDNA
9 23 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
10 21 (0.32%) Control-M
11 20 (0.31%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.29%) PureDisk
12 19 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.23%) SCVMM
13 15 (0.23%) Backup Exec
14 12 (0.18%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 997 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 814 (12.52%) Oracle
3 653 (10.04%) SAP
4 408 (6.27%) VMware
5 392 (6.03%) Citrix
6 217 (3.34%) HP
7 214 (3.29%) Cisco
8 185 (2.84%) IBM
9 103 (1.58%) Business Objects
10 102 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 101 (1.55%) Lotus
12 97 (1.49%) Informatica
13 85 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 82 (1.26%) AppSense
15 81 (1.25%) EMC
16 60 (0.92%) Dell
17 57 (0.88%) NetApp
18 54 (0.83%) Sybase
19 49 (0.75%) Symantec
20 48 (0.74%) Juniper
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