Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Migration 135 82 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.85% 6.60% 10.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.48% 7.84% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 64 131
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £266 £275
90th Percentile £463 £505 £538
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £419
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33% -65.91%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £13.75 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -59.33% +92.59% -59.09%

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 1,176 1,046 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.78% 84.22% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 733 1,101
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.06 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £51.50 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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
Chester +3 27 £349 +16.33% 8
Knutsford +9 23 £383 -12.57%
Warrington +1 15 £350 +7.69% 6
Macclesfield +13 13 £325 -20.73%
Crewe -13 8 £350 -12.50%
Northwich +3 1 £438 +25.00%
Wilmslow -5 1 £425 -5.56% 1
Winsford - 1 £450 -
Nantwich - 1 £375 - 2
Migration
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 59 (43.70%) Windows
2 40 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 39 (28.89%) Active Directory
4 35 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 32 (23.70%) Office 365
6 29 (21.48%) Windows Server
6 29 (21.48%) SQL
7 28 (20.74%) Finance
8 25 (18.52%) Data Migration
9 24 (17.78%) Citrix
10 22 (16.30%) VMware
10 22 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (15.56%) PowerShell
11 21 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (15.56%) Windows 10
11 21 (15.56%) WAN
12 20 (14.81%) LAN
12 20 (14.81%) .NET
12 20 (14.81%) XenApp
12 20 (14.81%) Time Management
13 19 (14.07%) SCCM
13 19 (14.07%) Skype for Business
13 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
14 18 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
16 16 (11.85%) C#
16 16 (11.85%) MS Exchange
16 16 (11.85%) SAN
17 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (10.37%) ITIL

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 19 (14.07%) Skype for Business
2 16 (11.85%) MS Exchange
3 13 (9.63%) SharePoint
4 12 (8.89%) IIS
5 8 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.96%) Confluence
9 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.22%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.48%) CICS
11 2 (1.48%) CMS
11 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.48%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.74%) Apache
12 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.22%) HipChat
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.48%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.74%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.74%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.70%) Office 365
2 21 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.22%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.22%) PaaS
4 3 (2.22%) Taleo
5 2 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.74%) Slack
6 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.56%) WAN
2 20 (14.81%) LAN
3 16 (11.85%) SAN
4 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.15%) Firewall
6 9 (6.67%) DMZ
6 9 (6.67%) IPsec
7 8 (5.93%) VPN
8 7 (5.19%) Ethernet
8 7 (5.19%) NAS
9 6 (4.44%) Skype
10 5 (3.70%) MPLS
10 5 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (3.70%) VoIP
11 3 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.22%) Network Security
11 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.48%) BGP
12 2 (1.48%) HSRP
12 2 (1.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.44%) Big Data
4 5 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.96%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.22%) MySQL
7 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.48%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.48%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.48%) GIS
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) DataStage
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.74%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) JIRA
1 5 (3.70%) MSI
2 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (20.74%) Finance
2 14 (10.37%) Local Government
3 12 (8.89%) Banking
4 5 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.96%) Billing
5 4 (2.96%) Law
6 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.48%) Retail
7 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (18.52%) Developer
2 19 (14.07%) Server Engineer
3 16 (11.85%) Analyst
4 15 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 13 (9.63%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.41%) Consultant
7 8 (5.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Integration Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Architect
10 5 (3.70%) DBA
10 5 (3.70%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) SQL DBA
10 5 (3.70%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Integration Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.81%) .NET
2 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.93%) Web Services
4 7 (5.19%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.19%) XML
5 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (3.70%) LDAP
6 5 (3.70%) Spring
7 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.96%) REST
7 4 (2.96%) SOAP
8 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.22%) Anaconda
8 3 (2.22%) Express
8 3 (2.22%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.22%) Middleware
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.22%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.48%) JSON
9 2 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.63%) PKI
3 7 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.44%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.22%) Clustering
7 2 (1.48%) Digital Signage
7 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.48%) NHS
7 2 (1.48%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.48%) User Experience
7 2 (1.48%) VSAM
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.74%) FMCG
8 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 59 (43.70%) Windows
2 29 (21.48%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.56%) Windows 10
4 14 (10.37%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.63%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.41%) Unix
7 9 (6.67%) Linux
8 4 (2.96%) AIX
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.52%) Data Migration
2 20 (14.81%) Time Management
3 18 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.37%) ITIL
5 12 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
6 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.41%) Break/Fix
7 10 (7.41%) ETL
8 9 (6.67%) DevOps
8 9 (6.67%) TDD
9 8 (5.93%) Asset Management
9 8 (5.93%) CRM
9 8 (5.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 8 (5.93%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.93%) Project Management
9 8 (5.93%) Server Building
9 8 (5.93%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (5.19%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.48%) SQL
2 21 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 16 (11.85%) C#
4 12 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.15%) Java
6 9 (6.67%) Python
7 8 (5.93%) C
8 5 (3.70%) C++
8 5 (3.70%) Ruby
9 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.22%) Go
10 3 (2.22%) Groovy
10 3 (2.22%) Java 8
10 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.48%) COBOL
11 2 (1.48%) JCL
11 2 (1.48%) LotusScript
11 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.70%) CCNP
5 4 (2.96%) CCNA
5 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.22%) MCITP
6 3 (2.22%) MCTS
7 2 (1.48%) CCIE
7 2 (1.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) Degree
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.74%) MCSA
8 1 (0.74%) MCSE
8 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.48%) GDPR
2 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 39 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.81%) XenApp
4 13 (9.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 11 (8.15%) Hyper-V
6 10 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.70%) vSphere
8 4 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.22%) QEMU
10 2 (1.48%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.74%) Firmware
11 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) SCCM
2 13 (9.63%) SCOM
3 7 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (5.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.70%) WSUS
5 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.96%) SmoothWall
6 3 (2.22%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.22%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.22%) vMotion
7 2 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.74%) Nagios
8 1 (0.74%) Netcool
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.78%) Citrix
3 22 (16.30%) VMware
4 13 (9.63%) Cisco
5 11 (8.15%) Oracle
5 11 (8.15%) Symantec
6 10 (7.41%) HP
7 8 (5.93%) McAfee
8 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.44%) IBM
10 5 (3.70%) Avaya
11 3 (2.22%) Altiris
11 3 (2.22%) Apple
11 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
11 3 (2.22%) Cloudera
11 3 (2.22%) Ivanti
11 3 (2.22%) Juniper
11 3 (2.22%) SAP
11 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.22%) Splunk