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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing Migration 311 358 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.72% 9.40% 8.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.23% 11.42% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 211 184
Median daily rate £413 £416 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +11.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 3
Median hourly rate £13.86 £20.50 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.39% -60.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £15.90 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £30.80 £110.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -31.70% +22.38%  

Migration is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Migration as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +20 172 £431 +1.47% 3
Manchester -17 72 £400 -3.03% 13
Cheshire -13 32 £325 -23.52% 5
Merseyside -18 21 £350 -12.50% 1
Cumbria -4 1 - -
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Migration also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Migration.

1 156 (30.12%) Data Centre
2 126 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 120 (23.17%) SC Cleared
4 111 (21.43%) Data Migration
5 90 (17.37%) Windows
6 84 (16.22%) DNS
7 79 (15.25%) SQL
8 72 (13.90%) Active Directory
9 71 (13.71%) Finance
10 69 (13.32%) Microsoft
11 68 (13.13%) Linux
12 57 (11.00%) Solaris
12 57 (11.00%) SQL Server
13 54 (10.42%) AIX
14 48 (9.27%) IBM
15 44 (8.49%) Unix
16 42 (8.11%) HP
17 41 (7.92%) Mainframe
18 40 (7.72%) SAN
18 40 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (7.14%) Banking
19 37 (7.14%) HPUX
20 35 (6.76%) Oracle
20 35 (6.76%) Citrix
20 35 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (6.76%) Office 365
21 33 (6.37%) Replication
21 33 (6.37%) VMware
21 33 (6.37%) Project Management
22 32 (6.18%) Cisco

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 19 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.09%) Skype for Business
3 13 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.54%) FileNet
5 7 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.35%) SAS
6 6 (1.16%) IIS
7 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.77%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.58%) CMS
10 2 (0.39%) Site Server
11 1 (0.19%) CICS
11 1 (0.19%) Documentum
11 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.19%) JBoss
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.77%) SAP GTS
3 4 (0.77%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.58%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP PP-PI
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.19%) Maximo
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-AA
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.76%) Office 365
2 18 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.16%) Force.com
5 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.58%) GitHub
6 3 (0.58%) IaaS
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.39%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.39%) Datadog
7 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.39%) Yammer
8 1 (0.19%) G Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) Route 53
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (16.22%) DNS
2 40 (7.72%) SAN
3 20 (3.86%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (2.12%) DHCP
5 10 (1.93%) Firewall
5 10 (1.93%) Internet
6 8 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.54%) WAN
7 7 (1.35%) iSCSI
7 7 (1.35%) LAN
7 7 (1.35%) VLAN
8 6 (1.16%) LDAP
9 5 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.97%) Skype
9 5 (0.97%) SSH
10 4 (0.77%) Broadband
10 4 (0.77%) MPLS
11 3 (0.58%) DSL
11 3 (0.58%) NAS
11 3 (0.58%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (4.05%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.86%) DB2
5 13 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.74%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.74%) TKPROF
9 8 (1.54%) MySQL
9 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.77%) DTS
12 4 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Toad
2 8 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.77%) JIRA
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) ERwin
6 1 (0.19%) MSI
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (13.71%) Finance
2 37 (7.14%) Banking
3 25 (4.83%) Retail
4 11 (2.12%) Local Government
4 11 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.74%) Marketing
6 8 (1.54%) Legal
7 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (20.85%) Architect
2 47 (9.07%) Analyst
2 47 (9.07%) Developer
3 45 (8.69%) Project Manager
4 42 (8.11%) DBA
5 41 (7.92%) Consultant
6 25 (4.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 25 (4.83%) Migration Manager
7 19 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 19 (3.67%) Migration Project Manager
8 18 (3.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 18 (3.47%) Migration Architect
9 17 (3.28%) Administrator
9 17 (3.28%) SQL DBA
10 15 (2.90%) Oracle DBA
11 13 (2.51%) Data Architect
11 13 (2.51%) Data Migration Manager
12 11 (2.12%) Data Migration Project Manager
12 11 (2.12%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (2.12%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.79%) Middleware
2 18 (3.47%) .NET
3 14 (2.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (1.35%) XML
5 6 (1.16%) SOAP
5 6 (1.16%) Web Services
6 4 (0.77%) HTML
7 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.39%) jQuery
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.19%) CSS
8 1 (0.19%) Flash
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 156 (30.12%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.92%) Mainframe
3 33 (6.37%) Replication
4 18 (3.47%) Clustering
5 15 (2.90%) PKI
6 14 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.77%) DataPower
10 4 (0.77%) HACMP
10 4 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) CESG
11 3 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.58%) FMCG
11 3 (0.58%) Life Science
11 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (0.39%) Blog
12 2 (0.39%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 90 (17.37%) Windows
2 68 (13.13%) Linux
3 57 (11.00%) Solaris
4 54 (10.42%) AIX
5 44 (8.49%) Unix
6 37 (7.14%) HPUX
7 18 (3.47%) Windows Server
8 13 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.54%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.16%) OS/2
11 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.16%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.58%) zOS
13 1 (0.19%) CentOS
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Fedora
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (21.43%) Data Migration
2 40 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (6.37%) Project Management
5 31 (5.98%) CRM
6 26 (5.02%) ETL
6 26 (5.02%) Validation
7 18 (3.47%) ITIL
7 18 (3.47%) Network Design
8 17 (3.28%) PRINCE2
9 16 (3.09%) Change Management
9 16 (3.09%) Data Modelling
10 15 (2.90%) Test Strategy
11 14 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (2.51%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (2.12%) Data Integration
13 11 (2.12%) DevOps
14 10 (1.93%) People Management
14 10 (1.93%) Performance Monitoring
15 9 (1.74%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 79 (15.25%) SQL
2 26 (5.02%) PL/SQL
3 16 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.74%) C#
4 9 (1.74%) Perl
5 7 (1.35%) C++
5 7 (1.35%) Java
6 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.16%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.58%) C
7 3 (0.58%) COBOL
7 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.58%) VB
8 2 (0.39%) AWK
8 2 (0.39%) Korn
8 2 (0.39%) R
8 2 (0.39%) sed
9 1 (0.19%) JCL
9 1 (0.19%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) X++
Qualifications
1 126 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 120 (23.17%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.77%) Degree
5 4 (0.77%) ISEB
6 3 (0.58%) CCNA
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.58%) MCSE
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.39%) MCSA
7 2 (0.39%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (0.39%) PMP
8 1 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.09%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.97%) PMO
3 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.58%) GMP
4 3 (0.58%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (13.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.51%) XenApp
4 11 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.16%) Veritas File System
8 5 (0.97%) PowerHA
9 4 (0.77%) Docker
9 4 (0.77%) GPFS
10 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.39%) vSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.19%) RACF
11 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (4.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 15 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (2.51%) SCCM
4 10 (1.93%) SCOM
5 8 (1.54%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.58%) Ansible
9 3 (0.58%) Nagios
9 3 (0.58%) Puppet
9 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.58%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.58%) Terraform
9 3 (0.58%) vMotion
10 2 (0.39%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 69 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.27%) IBM
3 42 (8.11%) HP
4 35 (6.76%) Citrix
4 35 (6.76%) Oracle
5 33 (6.37%) VMware
6 32 (6.18%) Cisco
7 31 (5.98%) EMC
8 25 (4.83%) 3PAR
8 25 (4.83%) SAP
9 21 (4.05%) Brocade
10 11 (2.12%) PlateSpin
11 8 (1.54%) Veritas
12 7 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.97%) Intel
13 5 (0.97%) McAfee
14 4 (0.77%) Dell
14 4 (0.77%) Lotus
14 4 (0.77%) NetApp
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