Period
to 22 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Migration 405 450 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.08% 7.99% 7.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.31% 9.35% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 296 269
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £275 £264 £291
90th Percentile £650 £625 £551
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
North West median hourly rate £14.79 £16.11 £31.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.22% -48.65% +65.13%
10th Percentile £11.73 £10.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £31.86 £37.78 £46.95
England median hourly rate £15.19 £16.35 £18.19
% change year-on-year -7.09% -10.10% +3.93%

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 4,875 4,813 4,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.24% 85.46% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,117 3,069 2,990
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £270 £256 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £571
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 234 172
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £25.11 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% -11.12% -6.30%
10th Percentile £13.81 £12.08 £12.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.03 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.02% - +11.11%

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Migration as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Migration in the North West

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Migration in the North West over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Migration in the North West

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Migration in the North West

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Migration in the North West over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor 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 March 2019. 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 +5 178 £450 +19.21% 25
Lancashire +9 93 £538 +2.38% 6
Cheshire -18 83 £401 -10.89% 6
Merseyside -16 21 £370 -7.50% 3
Cumbria 0 1 - -
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 106 (26.17%) Windows
2 97 (23.95%) Data Migration
3 95 (23.46%) SQL
4 78 (19.26%) Microsoft
5 71 (17.53%) Finance
6 57 (14.07%) Oracle
7 56 (13.83%) SQL Server
8 55 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 50 (12.35%) Active Directory
10 46 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
11 43 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (10.12%) Office 365
13 37 (9.14%) Security Cleared
13 37 (9.14%) C#
13 37 (9.14%) Linux
14 35 (8.64%) VMware
15 34 (8.40%) ETL
15 34 (8.40%) .NET
15 34 (8.40%) Data Centre
16 33 (8.15%) ITIL
17 32 (7.90%) PowerShell
18 31 (7.65%) Windows 10
19 30 (7.41%) DevOps
19 30 (7.41%) SC Cleared
19 30 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (6.91%) Project Management
21 25 (6.17%) DNS
22 24 (5.93%) Workflow
22 24 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 23 (5.68%) Firewall

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 14 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.21%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.72%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.73%) CICS
6 7 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.48%) IIS
8 4 (0.99%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.74%) CMS
10 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.49%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.49%) Confluence
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.25%) nginx
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.21%) SPSS
3 13 (3.21%) Stata
4 7 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.23%) Magento
2 5 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.74%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) HFM
5 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 55 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (10.12%) Office 365
4 15 (3.70%) Serverless
5 13 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.47%) PaaS
7 9 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.22%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.73%) IaaS
9 6 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.74%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.74%) SaaS
11 3 (0.74%) Slack
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.17%) DNS
2 23 (5.68%) Firewall
3 14 (3.46%) DHCP
4 10 (2.47%) Skype
5 7 (1.73%) SAN
6 6 (1.48%) LAN
6 6 (1.48%) NAS
6 6 (1.48%) VPN
7 5 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.23%) Wireless
8 4 (0.99%) WAN
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.74%) MPLS
10 2 (0.49%) Network Security
10 2 (0.49%) NX-OS
10 2 (0.49%) WebEx
11 1 (0.25%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.47%) Power BI
4 10 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.22%) MySQL
6 8 (1.98%) Big Data
6 8 (1.98%) DB2
6 8 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.73%) Informix
8 6 (1.48%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.48%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.23%) QlikView
10 4 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.99%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.99%) HBase
10 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.21%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.72%) MSI
4 10 (2.47%) JIRA
5 7 (1.73%) AdminStudio
6 6 (1.48%) GitLab
6 6 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.23%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.23%) Selenium
8 4 (0.99%) Gradle
8 4 (0.99%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.99%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.74%) Subversion
9 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.49%) Maven
10 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 71 (17.53%) Finance
2 18 (4.44%) Banking
3 9 (2.22%) Local Government
4 8 (1.98%) Retail
5 6 (1.48%) Marketing
6 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Billing
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Back Office
8 3 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) French Language
9 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (16.54%) Architect
2 59 (14.57%) Developer
3 36 (8.89%) Analyst
4 34 (8.40%) Project Manager
5 24 (5.93%) Consultant
6 23 (5.68%) Business Analyst
7 16 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (3.95%) SQL Developer
8 15 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (3.70%) Data Architect
9 13 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.21%) Migration Engineer
10 11 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.47%) Microsoft Developer
11 10 (2.47%) Office 365 Engineer
12 9 (2.22%) Technical Engineer
12 9 (2.22%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (1.98%) Deployment Engineer
13 8 (1.98%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.40%) .NET
2 20 (4.94%) Web Services
3 15 (3.70%) HTML
4 13 (3.21%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.21%) REST
5 12 (2.96%) .NET Framework
5 12 (2.96%) ADO.NET
6 11 (2.72%) SOAP
7 6 (1.48%) XML
7 6 (1.48%) YAML
8 4 (0.99%) CSS
8 4 (0.99%) Node.js
8 4 (0.99%) Swagger
9 3 (0.74%) Kafka
10 2 (0.49%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.49%) Middleware
10 2 (0.49%) Nightwatchjs
10 2 (0.49%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.47%) NHS
4 9 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.73%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (1.73%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.73%) VSAM
6 6 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.23%) User Experience
8 4 (0.99%) CMDB
8 4 (0.99%) Fintech
8 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.99%) PKI
8 4 (0.99%) PMI
8 4 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
9 3 (0.74%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 106 (26.17%) Windows
2 37 (9.14%) Linux
3 31 (7.65%) Windows 10
4 19 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.44%) Unix
5 18 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 17 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.73%) Android
9 6 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (1.23%) Solaris
11 4 (0.99%) CentOS
11 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (23.95%) Data Migration
2 43 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (8.40%) ETL
4 33 (8.15%) ITIL
5 30 (7.41%) DevOps
5 30 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (6.91%) Project Management
7 24 (5.93%) Workflow
8 21 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (4.69%) PRINCE2
10 18 (4.44%) User Stories
11 16 (3.95%) Analytics
11 16 (3.95%) CRM
11 16 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (3.70%) ERP
13 14 (3.46%) Business Analysis
14 13 (3.21%) Data Architecture
14 13 (3.21%) Data Modelling
15 12 (2.96%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 95 (23.46%) SQL
2 37 (9.14%) C#
3 32 (7.90%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.43%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.20%) Python
6 12 (2.96%) Java
7 11 (2.72%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.98%) Scala
8 8 (1.98%) VB
9 7 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.73%) COBOL
9 7 (1.73%) JCL
9 7 (1.73%) VBScript
10 6 (1.48%) Ruby
11 5 (1.23%) PHP
12 4 (0.99%) R
12 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.49%) ABAP
14 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.20%) Degree
4 14 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.21%) MCSA
5 13 (3.21%) MCSE
6 10 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.48%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.99%) ISEB
10 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.74%) CCNA
10 3 (0.74%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.74%) MCP
11 2 (0.49%) PMP
12 1 (0.25%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.72%) QA
2 10 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.98%) PMO
4 3 (0.74%) GDPR
4 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) GxP
5 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.25%) IFRS
System Software
1 50 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.44%) Docker
3 15 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.47%) XenApp
5 7 (1.73%) Time Sharing Option
6 5 (1.23%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.23%) NFS
7 4 (0.99%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.74%) vSphere
9 2 (0.49%) HDFS
9 2 (0.49%) Xen
9 2 (0.49%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (4.44%) SCCM
2 12 (2.96%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.72%) Puppet
4 10 (2.47%) Ansible
5 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.48%) Terraform
6 5 (1.23%) NetApp OnCommand
7 4 (0.99%) SCOM
8 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.74%) Oozie
8 3 (0.74%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.49%) Packer
9 2 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.25%) Grafana
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.25%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 78 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 57 (14.07%) Oracle
3 35 (8.64%) VMware
4 21 (5.19%) Citrix
5 18 (4.44%) Cisco
5 18 (4.44%) Google
6 14 (3.46%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.21%) SAP
8 10 (2.47%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.98%) IBM
9 8 (1.98%) Tableau
10 7 (1.73%) Avaya
11 6 (1.48%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.48%) IronPort
11 6 (1.48%) NetApp
12 5 (1.23%) Adobe
12 5 (1.23%) Brocade
12 5 (1.23%) Ivanti
13 4 (0.99%) Apple
13 4 (0.99%) Informatica