Period
to 22 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 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.

Migration
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 13 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -8
Contract jobs citing Migration 186 461 382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 7.58% 9.37% 6.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 11.17% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 325 276
Median daily rate £458 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £208 £215 £270
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 21
Median hourly rate £15.68 £16.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.30% -4.37% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.13 £50.00 £22.43
England median hourly rate £19.50 £15.86 £14.13
% change year-on-year +22.95% +12.28% -19.29%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,037 4,128 4,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.97% 83.87% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,383 2,695 3,068
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +4.62%
10th Percentile £200 £254 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 194 266
Median hourly rate £17.43 £23.88 £22.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.99% +8.00% +5.27%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £50.45 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.80 £20.50 £21.76
% change year-on-year +30.72% -5.79% -0.14%

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Migration as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Migration in the North West

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Migration in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Migration in the North West

Migration
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Migration in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Migration in the North West

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Migration in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Migration in the North West

Migration
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Migration in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Migration 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Migration within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Manchester -5 97 £465 +3.33% 35
Cheshire 0 25 £375 -20.00% 5
Lancashire +1 20 £475 -5.00% 6
Merseyside -8 11 £363 -21.62% 5
Cumbria +8 4 £495 +230.00% 1
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 North West region with a requirement for Migration.

1 53 (28.49%) Azure
2 50 (26.88%) Windows
3 40 (21.51%) Data Migration
4 38 (20.43%) SQL
5 33 (17.74%) Microsoft
6 31 (16.67%) AWS
7 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (12.90%) Public Sector
9 21 (11.29%) Security Cleared
9 21 (11.29%) DevOps
10 20 (10.75%) SC Cleared
11 19 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (10.22%) Office 365
12 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
13 16 (8.60%) Active Directory
13 16 (8.60%) Data Modelling
13 16 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (8.60%) PowerShell
14 15 (8.06%) Power BI
14 15 (8.06%) Finance
14 15 (8.06%) .NET
14 15 (8.06%) Perl
14 15 (8.06%) Power Platform
15 14 (7.53%) Terraform
15 14 (7.53%) Windows 10
16 13 (6.99%) SAP
17 12 (6.45%) HTML
18 11 (5.91%) CSS
18 11 (5.91%) Oracle
18 11 (5.91%) Web Services

Migration
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.76%) CMS
3 6 (3.23%) IIS
4 5 (2.69%) WordPress
5 3 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.61%) JBoss
5 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.54%) CICS
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.54%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.54%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.54%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 53 (28.49%) Azure
2 31 (16.67%) AWS
3 19 (10.22%) Office 365
4 15 (8.06%) Power Platform
5 6 (3.23%) Power Automate
6 5 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.69%) GCP
6 5 (2.69%) Serverless
7 4 (2.15%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.61%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.61%) PaaS
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.08%) SaaS
9 2 (1.08%) Slack
9 2 (1.08%) Trello
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) HTTP
1 5 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (1.61%) Firewall
2 3 (1.61%) Internet
3 2 (1.08%) Network Security
3 2 (1.08%) SAN
3 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.08%) WAN
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.06%) Power BI
3 10 (5.38%) Big Data
4 9 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.69%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.61%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.08%) DB2
10 2 (1.08%) MySQL
10 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.08%) PowerCenter
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.84%) JIRA
3 7 (3.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.15%) GitLab
6 3 (1.61%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (1.61%) CA Release Automation
6 3 (1.61%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.54%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.54%) MorphX
7 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 24 (12.90%) Public Sector
2 15 (8.06%) Finance
3 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.54%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.13%) Architect
2 28 (15.05%) Developer
3 20 (10.75%) Analyst
4 10 (5.38%) Data Architect
4 10 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (5.38%) Project Manager
5 9 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (3.76%) Administrator
7 7 (3.76%) Junior
7 7 (3.76%) Programme Manager
8 6 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (3.23%) Consultant
8 6 (3.23%) Data Business Analyst
8 6 (3.23%) Data Migration Lead
8 6 (3.23%) DBA
8 6 (3.23%) Migration Architect
8 6 (3.23%) SQL DBA
8 6 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.06%) .NET
2 12 (6.45%) HTML
3 11 (5.91%) CSS
3 11 (5.91%) Web Services
4 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.76%) Kafka
6 5 (2.69%) JSON
7 3 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.61%) SOAP
7 3 (1.61%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.08%) REST
8 2 (1.08%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.08%) WinForms
8 2 (1.08%) XML
9 1 (0.54%) ODBC
9 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.84%) NHS
2 8 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.15%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.61%) Clustering
4 3 (1.61%) Life Science
4 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.08%) Replication
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.54%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.54%) LPAR
6 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.54%) Online Games
6 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.88%) Windows
2 14 (7.53%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.69%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.69%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.15%) Linux
7 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.08%) Android
9 1 (0.54%) AIX
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.54%) Unix
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) Data Migration
2 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.29%) DevOps
4 19 (10.22%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (8.60%) Data Modelling
5 16 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 10 (5.38%) ETL
8 9 (4.84%) CRM
8 9 (4.84%) Project Management
9 7 (3.76%) Analytics
9 7 (3.76%) Data Management
9 7 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (3.76%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (3.76%) Web Development
10 6 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.23%) Data Governance
10 6 (3.23%) Data Integration
10 6 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.43%) SQL
2 16 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.06%) Perl
4 11 (5.91%) Python
5 10 (5.38%) C#
6 8 (4.30%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.69%) Java
8 5 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.08%) R
9 2 (1.08%) Scala
9 2 (1.08%) VBA
10 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.54%) Go
10 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.08%) CCNP
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.08%) CISSP
4 2 (1.08%) CITP
4 2 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.54%) APMP
5 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.54%) CCIE
5 1 (0.54%) MCP
5 1 (0.54%) MCSA
5 1 (0.54%) MCSE
5 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.91%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.15%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) NCSC
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.84%) Docker
3 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) GPFS
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.54%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (7.53%) Terraform
2 11 (5.91%) Netcool
2 11 (5.91%) SCOM
3 10 (5.38%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.76%) SCCM
5 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.15%) Puppet
7 3 (1.61%) Ansible
7 3 (1.61%) Kibana
7 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.99%) SAP
3 11 (5.91%) Oracle
4 10 (5.38%) Cloudera
5 9 (4.84%) Informatica
6 8 (4.30%) VMware
7 5 (2.69%) Splunk
8 4 (2.15%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.15%) Pega
9 3 (1.61%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.61%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.61%) Verint
10 2 (1.08%) Apple
10 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.08%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (1.08%) Google
10 2 (1.08%) iManage
10 2 (1.08%) Sparx