Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 12 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing Migration 166 517 388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 8.54% 9.80% 6.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.23% 11.48% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 361 232
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £203 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £600 £562
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 30
Median hourly rate £22.93 £16.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.02% -4.37% -21.68%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £36.75 £53.75 £36.63
England median hourly rate £26.66 £16.95 £15.86
% change year-on-year +57.29% +6.87% -0.66%

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 1,623 4,503 4,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.49% 85.32% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,019 2,939 3,099
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £586 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 201 289
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.76% -8.34% -25.45%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.25 £11.41
90th Percentile £52.70 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.36 £21.00
% change year-on-year +43.68% +16.00% -15.56%

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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020. 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 -6 80 £425 -5.56% 37
Cheshire -4 29 £511 +29.24% 3
Lancashire +1 25 £400 -16.67% 11
Merseyside +2 11 £363 -14.71% 2
Cumbria +6 3 - -
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 44 (26.51%) Azure
2 41 (24.70%) Data Migration
3 39 (23.49%) Windows
4 32 (19.28%) Microsoft
4 32 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
6 27 (16.27%) SQL
7 20 (12.05%) Public Sector
8 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
8 18 (10.84%) Finance
8 18 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (10.24%) AWS
9 17 (10.24%) Office 365
10 15 (9.04%) SQL Server
10 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
11 14 (8.43%) Windows 10
12 13 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (7.23%) Windows Server
14 11 (6.63%) DevOps
14 11 (6.63%) Big Data
14 11 (6.63%) Project Management
14 11 (6.63%) Cisco
14 11 (6.63%) Law
14 11 (6.63%) VMware
15 10 (6.02%) .NET
15 10 (6.02%) HTML
15 10 (6.02%) Strategic Roadmap
16 9 (5.42%) C#
16 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
16 9 (5.42%) SAP

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 9 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.61%) IIS
3 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.41%) CMS
4 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.20%) WordPress
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) CICS
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) Drupal
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (26.51%) Azure
2 17 (10.24%) AWS
2 17 (10.24%) Office 365
3 8 (4.82%) Power Platform
4 7 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.61%) Power Automate
6 4 (2.41%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.81%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.20%) GCP
8 2 (1.20%) PaaS
8 2 (1.20%) SaaS
9 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.60%) IaaS
9 1 (0.60%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) Firewall
2 5 (3.01%) HTTP
2 5 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.41%) Cisco Firepower
3 4 (2.41%) SAN
4 3 (1.81%) Internet
4 3 (1.81%) LAN
4 3 (1.81%) Skype
5 2 (1.20%) DHCP
5 2 (1.20%) DNS
5 2 (1.20%) VoIP
6 1 (0.60%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.60%) DMZ
6 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.60%) SMS
6 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.60%) Wireless
6 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.63%) Big Data
3 8 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.82%) Power BI
4 7 (4.22%) Hadoop
4 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.81%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.81%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.20%) DB2
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.01%) GitLab
3 2 (1.20%) Hudson
3 2 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.60%) MSI
4 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (12.05%) Public Sector
2 18 (10.84%) Finance
3 11 (6.63%) Law
4 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Legal
6 3 (1.81%) Police
7 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (19.88%) Architect
2 24 (14.46%) Developer
3 16 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (7.23%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.63%) Analyst
6 10 (6.02%) Administrator
6 10 (6.02%) Consultant
7 7 (4.22%) Programme Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Security Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) CRM Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Active Directory Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Cloud Administrator
9 5 (3.01%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.01%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.02%) .NET
1 10 (6.02%) HTML
2 9 (5.42%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.42%) CSS
3 7 (4.22%) Web Services
4 5 (3.01%) JSON
4 5 (3.01%) Kafka
5 4 (2.41%) CGI
6 3 (1.81%) SAML
6 3 (1.81%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.60%) CSS3
7 1 (0.60%) Flash
7 1 (0.60%) HTML5
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.60%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.60%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.61%) NHS
2 5 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.81%) Clustering
3 3 (1.81%) Life Science
4 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.20%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.60%) CMDB
5 1 (0.60%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) LPAR
5 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.49%) Windows
2 14 (8.43%) Windows 10
3 12 (7.23%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.61%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.81%) Unix
6 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.20%) Android
7 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) AIX
8 1 (0.60%) Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.70%) Data Migration
2 18 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (6.63%) DevOps
4 11 (6.63%) Project Management
5 10 (6.02%) Strategic Roadmap
6 9 (5.42%) CRM
6 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.82%) Data Modelling
8 7 (4.22%) Analytics
9 6 (3.61%) Architecture Roadmap
9 6 (3.61%) Change Management
9 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 6 (3.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (3.01%) ETL
10 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (3.01%) Project Delivery
10 5 (3.01%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.27%) SQL
2 15 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.42%) C#
3 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.61%) Perl
4 6 (3.61%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.81%) Java
6 3 (1.81%) Python
7 2 (1.20%) R
8 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.60%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.60%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.60%) C
8 1 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.60%) ES6
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) SOQL
8 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.81%) CCNA
4 3 (1.81%) Degree
4 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.20%) CCSP
5 2 (1.20%) CEH
5 2 (1.20%) CISA
5 2 (1.20%) CISM
5 2 (1.20%) CISSP
5 2 (1.20%) MCP
5 2 (1.20%) MCSA
5 2 (1.20%) MCSE
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.20%) OSCP
6 1 (0.60%) GSEC
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.81%) QA
3 2 (1.20%) GDPR
3 2 (1.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) HL7
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.61%) Docker
2 6 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.81%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) GPFS
5 1 (0.60%) HDFS
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.60%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Terraform
2 8 (4.82%) SCOM
3 6 (3.61%) Netcool
3 6 (3.61%) SCCM
4 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.01%) Puppet
5 4 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.81%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.81%) WSUS
7 1 (0.60%) Ansible
7 1 (0.60%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 32 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.63%) Cisco
2 11 (6.63%) VMware
3 9 (5.42%) SAP
4 8 (4.82%) Oracle
5 7 (4.22%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.01%) Hortonworks
7 4 (2.41%) Informatica
7 4 (2.41%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.81%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.81%) McAfee
8 3 (1.81%) Okta
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix
9 2 (1.20%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (1.20%) IBM
9 2 (1.20%) iManage
9 2 (1.20%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.20%) Sparx
9 2 (1.20%) Veeam
10 1 (0.60%) Pega