Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Migration skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Migration over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 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.

Migration
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 23 8
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 +19
Contract jobs citing Migration 146 62 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.17% 5.84% 13.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.13% 7.05% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 45 144
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £295 £290
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.78 £41.88 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.87% +104.27% -41.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £27.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £17.50 £56.38 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -59.33% +11.43% -

Migration is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,112 880 1,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.08% 82.86% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 617 1,101
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £229 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.46% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% -2.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £10.76 £14.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.97 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -38.57% +2.19% +52.22%

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Migration as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Migration in Cheshire

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Migration in Cheshire

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Migration in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Migration in Cheshire

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Migration in Cheshire

Migration
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Migration within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
Knutsford +13 25 £365 -16.57%
Warrington -2 23 £500 +11.73% 6
Chester +3 19 £350 +5.26% 4
Macclesfield +10 10 £525 -
Crewe - 5 £325 - 7
Alderley Edge - 3 £500 -
Northwich 0 1 £438 +25.00%
Widnes - 1 £300 -
Migration
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Migration 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Migration.

1 53 (36.30%) Windows
2 42 (28.77%) Data Migration
3 40 (27.40%) Microsoft
4 36 (24.66%) Finance
5 34 (23.29%) SQL Server
6 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
7 26 (17.81%) Office 365
8 24 (16.44%) SQL
9 23 (15.75%) Windows Server
10 22 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (15.07%) PowerShell
11 21 (14.38%) Oracle
11 21 (14.38%) Citrix
12 20 (13.70%) Time Management
13 19 (13.01%) SCCM
13 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (13.01%) VMware
14 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (11.64%) SAN
15 17 (11.64%) .NET
15 17 (11.64%) XenApp
16 16 (10.96%) Windows 10
16 16 (10.96%) WAN
16 16 (10.96%) LAN
17 15 (10.27%) ITIL
18 14 (9.59%) SAP
18 14 (9.59%) C#
18 14 (9.59%) Banking
19 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
19 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills

Migration
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (8.22%) IIS
1 12 (8.22%) MS Exchange
1 12 (8.22%) SharePoint
1 12 (8.22%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.11%) CMS
4 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.74%) Confluence
5 4 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.68%) Apache
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) CICS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.05%) EngageOne
4 3 (2.05%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.74%) HFM
3 4 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.37%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.37%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.81%) Office 365
2 22 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.79%) PaaS
5 4 (2.74%) IaaS
5 4 (2.74%) Slack
5 4 (2.74%) Taleo
5 4 (2.74%) Trello
6 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.05%) GitHub
6 3 (2.05%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) SAN
2 16 (10.96%) LAN
2 16 (10.96%) WAN
3 11 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.16%) DMZ
4 9 (6.16%) IPsec
5 7 (4.79%) Ethernet
5 7 (4.79%) Firewall
5 7 (4.79%) NAS
6 5 (3.42%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (3.42%) VPN
7 4 (2.74%) MPLS
7 4 (2.74%) VoIP
8 3 (2.05%) SMS
9 2 (1.37%) 802.11
9 2 (1.37%) BGP
9 2 (1.37%) HSRP
9 2 (1.37%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.37%) OSPF
9 2 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) Big Data
3 7 (4.79%) SAP BW
4 5 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.74%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.74%) EDRMS
5 4 (2.74%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.05%) MySQL
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.37%) GIS
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.68%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.42%) MSI
2 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.74%) JIRA
3 4 (2.74%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (24.66%) Finance
2 14 (9.59%) Banking
3 11 (7.53%) Local Government
4 9 (6.16%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.74%) Law
7 3 (2.05%) Billing
8 2 (1.37%) German Language
8 2 (1.37%) Marketing
8 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (14.38%) Consultant
2 18 (12.33%) Analyst
2 18 (12.33%) Developer
3 14 (9.59%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.85%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.16%) Data Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Oracle Consultant
8 7 (4.79%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Workstream Lead
9 6 (4.11%) Administrator
9 6 (4.11%) Integration Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Functional Consultant
10 5 (3.42%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.64%) .NET
2 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (4.79%) Web Services
4 7 (4.79%) XML
5 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.74%) LDAP
5 4 (2.74%) SOAP
6 3 (2.05%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.05%) Anaconda
6 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.05%) Express
6 3 (2.05%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.05%) JSON
6 3 (2.05%) Middleware
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.05%) Spring
6 3 (2.05%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.37%) OAuth
7 2 (1.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.85%) PKI
3 5 (3.42%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.42%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.74%) Replication
4 4 (2.74%) User Experience
5 3 (2.05%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) Digital Signage
6 2 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.68%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.30%) Windows
2 23 (15.75%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.96%) Windows 10
4 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.85%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.16%) Linux
7 9 (6.16%) Unix
7 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.77%) Data Migration
2 20 (13.70%) Time Management
3 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (10.27%) ITIL
5 13 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (8.22%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.22%) DevOps
6 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 10 (6.85%) Project Management
8 9 (6.16%) Break/Fix
8 9 (6.16%) CRM
8 9 (6.16%) ETL
8 9 (6.16%) MVC
8 9 (6.16%) System Testing
9 8 (5.48%) Analytics
9 8 (5.48%) Asset Management
10 7 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.79%) Software Deployment
10 7 (4.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.44%) SQL
2 22 (15.07%) PowerShell
3 14 (9.59%) C#
4 12 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.85%) Java
6 7 (4.79%) C
6 7 (4.79%) Python
7 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.05%) C++
9 3 (2.05%) Go
9 3 (2.05%) Groovy
9 3 (2.05%) Java 8
9 3 (2.05%) Ruby
9 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.37%) VBScript
11 1 (0.68%) COBOL
11 1 (0.68%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.74%) CISSP
5 3 (2.05%) CCNP
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.05%) MCITP
5 3 (2.05%) MCTS
6 2 (1.37%) CCIE
6 2 (1.37%) CISM
6 2 (1.37%) MCSA
6 2 (1.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.37%) COBIT
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.64%) XenApp
4 10 (6.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.42%) vSphere
7 4 (2.74%) Docker
8 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.05%) QEMU
8 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.68%) Firmware
9 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (13.01%) SCCM
2 10 (6.85%) SCOM
3 7 (4.79%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (4.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.42%) WSUS
5 4 (2.74%) SmoothWall
5 4 (2.74%) Terraform
6 3 (2.05%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.05%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.05%) vMotion
7 2 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.68%) Netcool
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.38%) Citrix
2 21 (14.38%) Oracle
3 19 (13.01%) VMware
4 14 (9.59%) SAP
5 12 (8.22%) Symantec
6 11 (7.53%) Cisco
6 11 (7.53%) HP
7 8 (5.48%) IBM
7 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.79%) McAfee
9 6 (4.11%) Hyperion
10 5 (3.42%) Ariba
10 5 (3.42%) Avaya
11 4 (2.74%) Apple
12 3 (2.05%) Altiris
12 3 (2.05%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.05%) Dell
12 3 (2.05%) EMC
12 3 (2.05%) NetApp