Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Migration 388 496 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.45% 8.73% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.77% 10.56% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 360 363
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +11.11% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £625 £558
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 13
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £24.67 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.07% +54.20% -20.99%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £9.76
90th Percentile £31.86 £43.93 £52.44
England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year -14.29% -4.76% +14.84%

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 4,991 4,696 5,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.91% 82.62% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 3,025 3,568
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 207 169
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
Manchester 0 185 £425 +6.25% 44
Cheshire -9 106 £375 -27.18% 8
Lancashire -24 50 £513 +13.89% 10
Merseyside -12 21 £425 -5.56% 4
Cumbria +4 7 - -
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Migration.

1 112 (28.87%) Windows
2 83 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 72 (18.56%) SQL
4 71 (18.30%) Data Migration
5 69 (17.78%) Finance
6 61 (15.72%) Active Directory
7 60 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 56 (14.43%) Data Centre
9 53 (13.66%) Office 365
10 43 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
11 42 (10.82%) Oracle
11 42 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
13 40 (10.31%) PowerShell
13 40 (10.31%) SQL Server
14 38 (9.79%) VMware
14 38 (9.79%) Windows 10
15 35 (9.02%) Windows Server
16 33 (8.51%) Firewall
17 31 (7.99%) Project Management
18 30 (7.73%) ITIL
18 30 (7.73%) SC Cleared
19 29 (7.47%) Linux
19 29 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (7.22%) DevOps
20 28 (7.22%) SCCM
21 26 (6.70%) DNS
22 25 (6.44%) PRINCE2
22 25 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (6.19%) MS Exchange

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 24 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.15%) Skype for Business
3 17 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.03%) CICS
9 3 (0.77%) Confluence
9 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) CMS
10 2 (0.52%) IIS
10 2 (0.52%) nginx
10 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.52%) SAS
10 2 (0.52%) TPMS
10 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.29%) Magento
3 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.52%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.52%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.52%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.26%) Finacle
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (13.66%) Office 365
3 43 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (3.09%) PaaS
5 10 (2.58%) IaaS
6 6 (1.55%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.29%) Serverless
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.52%) Boomi
10 2 (0.52%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Slack
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.51%) Firewall
2 26 (6.70%) DNS
3 16 (4.12%) LAN
3 16 (4.12%) SAN
4 14 (3.61%) Skype
4 14 (3.61%) WAN
5 13 (3.35%) NAS
6 12 (3.09%) DHCP
7 7 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.03%) MPLS
8 4 (1.03%) SMTP
9 3 (0.77%) DMZ
9 3 (0.77%) VPN
9 3 (0.77%) Wireless
10 2 (0.52%) Internet
10 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.52%) Network Security
10 2 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.61%) MySQL
5 12 (3.09%) Big Data
6 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.06%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.55%) Power BI
9 5 (1.29%) DB2
9 5 (1.29%) OLAP
9 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.03%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.03%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.55%) JIRA
4 5 (1.29%) MSI
5 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.77%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.77%) GitLab
6 3 (0.77%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.52%) Selenium
7 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
General
1 69 (17.78%) Finance
2 16 (4.12%) Banking
3 9 (2.32%) Retail
4 8 (2.06%) Local Government
5 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.55%) Marketing
6 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.03%) Back Office
7 4 (1.03%) Billing
7 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.52%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (18.30%) Architect
2 51 (13.14%) Developer
3 48 (12.37%) Project Manager
4 33 (8.51%) Analyst
5 21 (5.41%) Consultant
6 18 (4.64%) Migration Manager
6 18 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (4.64%) Technical Architect
7 17 (4.38%) Migration Architect
7 17 (4.38%) Migration Project Manager
8 13 (3.35%) Data Analyst
8 13 (3.35%) Deployment Engineer
8 13 (3.35%) SQL Developer
9 12 (3.09%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.09%) Cloud Architect
10 11 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (2.84%) Migration Engineer
11 10 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.32%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.12%) .NET
2 12 (3.09%) Web Services
3 9 (2.32%) Middleware
4 8 (2.06%) XML
5 7 (1.80%) HTML
5 7 (1.80%) LAMP
5 7 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (1.55%) Dojo
6 6 (1.55%) Zend Framework
7 4 (1.03%) CSS
7 4 (1.03%) J2EE
7 4 (1.03%) JSON
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.77%) Doctrine
8 3 (0.77%) REST
8 3 (0.77%) YAML
9 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.52%) CSS3
9 2 (0.52%) HTML5
9 2 (0.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.43%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.84%) PKI
5 10 (2.58%) NHS
6 9 (2.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.80%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.80%) Replication
7 7 (1.80%) User Experience
8 5 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.03%) Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) CMDB
9 4 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.03%) VSAM
10 3 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.77%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 112 (28.87%) Windows
2 38 (9.79%) Windows 10
3 35 (9.02%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.47%) Linux
5 19 (4.90%) Windows 7
6 16 (4.12%) Unix
7 14 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.84%) Windows XP
9 8 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.03%) CentOS
13 3 (0.77%) Solaris
13 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.52%) AIX
14 2 (0.52%) VME
15 1 (0.26%) Android
15 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.26%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.30%) Data Migration
2 42 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (7.99%) Project Management
4 30 (7.73%) ITIL
5 29 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (7.22%) DevOps
7 25 (6.44%) PRINCE2
7 25 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (5.41%) ETL
9 15 (3.87%) Time Management
9 15 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (3.61%) Data Analysis
10 14 (3.61%) Decision-Making
10 14 (3.61%) Workflow
11 13 (3.35%) Change Control
11 13 (3.35%) CRM
11 13 (3.35%) Data Modelling
12 12 (3.09%) ERP
12 12 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (18.56%) SQL
2 40 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.61%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.35%) PHP
5 10 (2.58%) C#
5 10 (2.58%) Java
6 6 (1.55%) COBOL
6 6 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.55%) PHP 5
6 6 (1.55%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.55%) Python
7 5 (1.29%) VB
7 5 (1.29%) VBScript
8 4 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.03%) JCL
8 4 (1.03%) Ruby
9 3 (0.77%) Scala
10 2 (0.52%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.52%) C
10 2 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.61%) MCSE
3 14 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 11 (2.84%) MCSA
5 10 (2.58%) Degree
6 4 (1.03%) ISEB
7 3 (0.77%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.52%) CCNA
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.52%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) MCITP
9 1 (0.26%) MCTS
9 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.80%) QA
3 6 (1.55%) GDPR
4 4 (1.03%) PMO
5 3 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 61 (15.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.58%) XenApp
4 8 (2.06%) Docker
4 8 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.29%) NFS
7 5 (1.29%) Xen
8 4 (1.03%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.77%) SRDF
9 3 (0.77%) vSphere
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.52%) XenServer
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (7.22%) SCCM
2 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.06%) SCOM
4 7 (1.80%) Ansible
4 7 (1.80%) Puppet
5 6 (1.55%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.55%) OpenView
5 6 (1.55%) Terraform
6 5 (1.29%) NetApp OnCommand
7 3 (0.77%) SnapMirror
7 3 (0.77%) SnapVault
7 3 (0.77%) ThinApp
8 2 (0.52%) Nagios
8 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.82%) Oracle
3 38 (9.79%) VMware
4 17 (4.38%) Citrix
5 16 (4.12%) Cisco
6 14 (3.61%) Google
7 13 (3.35%) SAP
8 12 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.58%) HP
10 9 (2.32%) Avaya
11 8 (2.06%) Brocade
11 8 (2.06%) NetApp
12 7 (1.80%) Veritas
13 6 (1.55%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.55%) Veeam
13 6 (1.55%) Zend
14 5 (1.29%) Apple
14 5 (1.29%) IBM
15 4 (1.03%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.03%) Hortonworks