Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Migration 418 495 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.12% 9.11% 9.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.32% 10.93% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 294 456
North West median daily rate £380 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.32% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £295 £275
90th Percentile £553 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 18
North West median hourly rate £16.36 £21.13 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.56% +1.81% -58.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.93 £13.79
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.20 £40.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.37% -7.89% +3.71%

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 5,027 4,529 6,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 83.36% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,160 2,793 3,930
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £245 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 200 234
North West median hourly rate £22.65 £35.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.20% +13.60% +42.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.00 £49.45
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -10 168 £378 -5.63% 35
Cheshire +16 137 £375 -1.96% 14
Merseyside +5 37 £400 +9.59% 5
Lancashire -26 35 £535 +24.27% 6
Cumbria +10 18 £330 - 1
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 114 (27.27%) Windows
2 103 (24.64%) Data Migration
3 82 (19.62%) Microsoft
4 78 (18.66%) Finance
5 77 (18.42%) SQL
6 68 (16.27%) Oracle
7 65 (15.55%) SQL Server
7 65 (15.55%) Active Directory
8 55 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (12.92%) Security Cleared
9 54 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 50 (11.96%) Windows Server
11 48 (11.48%) Office 365
11 48 (11.48%) SC Cleared
12 45 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (10.77%) VMware
13 37 (8.85%) Data Centre
13 37 (8.85%) Windows 10
14 35 (8.37%) SCCM
15 33 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (7.89%) PowerShell
16 32 (7.66%) SAN
17 31 (7.42%) Citrix
17 31 (7.42%) LAN
18 29 (6.94%) WAN
18 29 (6.94%) MS Exchange
18 29 (6.94%) ITIL
18 29 (6.94%) Linux
19 28 (6.70%) Unix
19 28 (6.70%) Project Management

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 29 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 20 (4.78%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.07%) IIS
5 14 (3.35%) Confluence
6 13 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.91%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.67%) Apache
9 7 (1.67%) CMS
9 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.67%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.44%) TPMS
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle BPEL
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.72%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.72%) nginx
12 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.72%) EngageOne
4 3 (0.72%) HipChat
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.20%) BPCS
5 4 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.48%) HFM
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.24%) Magento
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 54 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (11.48%) Office 365
3 28 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.35%) PaaS
5 11 (2.63%) GitHub
6 9 (2.15%) IaaS
7 8 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.44%) SaaS
8 6 (1.44%) Taleo
9 5 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.72%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.66%) SAN
2 31 (7.42%) LAN
3 29 (6.94%) WAN
4 23 (5.50%) Firewall
5 18 (4.31%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.87%) DMZ
6 12 (2.87%) NAS
7 11 (2.63%) IPsec
7 11 (2.63%) VPN
8 9 (2.15%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.15%) Skype
9 7 (1.67%) VoIP
10 6 (1.44%) DNS
10 6 (1.44%) MPLS
10 6 (1.44%) SMS
11 5 (1.20%) Network Security
11 5 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.96%) HTTP
12 4 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.55%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.15%) Big Data
5 9 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.67%) MySQL
6 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.44%) IDMS
7 6 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.20%) DB2
8 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.07%) JIRA
3 13 (3.11%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.15%) Grunt
4 9 (2.15%) Jasmine
4 9 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
4 9 (2.15%) webpack
5 8 (1.91%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.67%) Gatling
6 7 (1.67%) JMeter
6 7 (1.67%) Selenium
7 6 (1.44%) JDeveloper
7 6 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.20%) Ant
8 5 (1.20%) MSI
8 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.72%) Subversion
10 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 78 (18.66%) Finance
2 23 (5.50%) Banking
3 14 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.11%) Local Government
4 13 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.91%) Retail
6 7 (1.67%) Law
6 7 (1.67%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Billing
9 3 (0.72%) French Language
9 3 (0.72%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (16.03%) Consultant
2 56 (13.40%) Developer
3 43 (10.29%) Project Manager
4 37 (8.85%) Analyst
5 30 (7.18%) Architect
6 27 (6.46%) Desktop Support
7 20 (4.78%) Data Analyst
8 19 (4.55%) Migration Manager
8 19 (4.55%) Server Engineer
9 18 (4.31%) Oracle Consultant
10 16 (3.83%) Administrator
10 16 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
11 15 (3.59%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.11%) Migration Engineer
12 13 (3.11%) Migration Project Manager
12 13 (3.11%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.87%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (2.87%) DBA
13 12 (2.87%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.22%) .NET
2 19 (4.55%) Web Services
3 16 (3.83%) AngularJS
4 12 (2.87%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.87%) CSS
4 12 (2.87%) HTML
4 12 (2.87%) LDAP
5 11 (2.63%) REST
6 9 (2.15%) CSS3
6 9 (2.15%) HTML5
6 9 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (2.15%) Sass
7 8 (1.91%) J2EE
7 8 (1.91%) JSON
8 7 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.67%) XML
9 6 (1.44%) Middleware
9 6 (1.44%) SOAP
9 6 (1.44%) Spring
10 5 (1.20%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.11%) User Experience
4 12 (2.87%) PKI
5 11 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.39%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.91%) Clustering
7 8 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.67%) Replication
9 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.96%) Social Media
10 3 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.72%) VSAM
11 2 (0.48%) CESG
11 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 114 (27.27%) Windows
2 50 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 37 (8.85%) Windows 10
4 29 (6.94%) Linux
5 28 (6.70%) Unix
6 27 (6.46%) Windows 7
7 24 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (3.83%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.63%) AIX
12 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.44%) VME
14 4 (0.96%) Solaris
14 4 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.24%) HPUX
16 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.64%) Data Migration
2 55 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (6.94%) ITIL
5 28 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (6.70%) Project Management
6 27 (6.46%) TDD
7 26 (6.22%) Time Management
8 24 (5.74%) DevOps
9 23 (5.50%) Configuration Management
10 22 (5.26%) CRM
10 22 (5.26%) ETL
11 19 (4.55%) Asset Management
11 19 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (4.31%) Change Management
13 17 (4.07%) System Testing
13 17 (4.07%) Waterfall
14 16 (3.83%) Scrum
15 15 (3.59%) ERP
16 14 (3.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 77 (18.42%) SQL
2 33 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.46%) Java
4 24 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.78%) C#
5 20 (4.78%) Python
6 17 (4.07%) Ruby
7 15 (3.59%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.87%) C
8 12 (2.87%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.39%) COBOL
11 8 (1.91%) Perl
11 8 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.20%) C++
12 5 (1.20%) Groovy
12 5 (1.20%) RPG
12 5 (1.20%) RPG IV
12 5 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.44%) CCNP
5 4 (0.96%) CCIE
5 4 (0.96%) CCNA
5 4 (0.96%) CISSP
5 4 (0.96%) MCITP
5 4 (0.96%) MCTS
6 3 (0.72%) MCSA
6 3 (0.72%) MCSE
7 2 (0.48%) CISM
7 2 (0.48%) Degree
7 2 (0.48%) MCSD
7 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.63%) QA
2 9 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.91%) GDPR
4 3 (0.72%) GCP
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.24%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.50%) XenApp
4 22 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (2.15%) Docker
8 8 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.67%) vSphere
10 5 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.72%) QEMU
11 3 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.24%) Firmware
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (8.37%) SCCM
2 15 (3.59%) SCOM
3 10 (2.39%) Terraform
4 9 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.67%) Ansible
5 7 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.44%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.44%) WSUS
7 5 (1.20%) Puppet
8 4 (0.96%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.96%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.96%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.72%) vMotion
10 2 (0.48%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.48%) Kibana
10 2 (0.48%) logstash
10 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 68 (16.27%) Oracle
3 45 (10.77%) VMware
4 31 (7.42%) Citrix
5 21 (5.02%) Cisco
6 20 (4.78%) HP
7 16 (3.83%) Symantec
8 14 (3.35%) SAP
9 13 (3.11%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.63%) Lotus
11 9 (2.15%) IBM
12 8 (1.91%) McAfee
13 7 (1.67%) Capita
14 6 (1.44%) Apple
14 6 (1.44%) Avaya
14 6 (1.44%) CA
14 6 (1.44%) Dell
14 6 (1.44%) Infor
14 6 (1.44%) Micro Focus
15 5 (1.20%) NetApp