Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 11 December 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
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Migration 6,688 7,473 6,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.33% 7.09% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.72% 8.14% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,248 4,793 4,392
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £252 £281 £263
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 276 153
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -19.29% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £12.55
90th Percentile £46.40 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -25.71% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,838 91,759 89,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 87.06% 86.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,974 60,757 59,352
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.41% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 2,351 2,092
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.10 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £20.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +9.12% -14.58% +6.67%

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Migration as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Migration in the UK

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Migration in the UK

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Migration over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Migration in the UK

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Migration in the UK

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Migration over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Migration in the UK

Migration
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Migration within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 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
England +9 6,096 £475 +5.56% 784
UK excluding London +9 3,867 £445 +4.71% 567
London +14 2,604 £500 - 304
South East +9 1,101 £450 - 124
North of England +9 878 £450 +9.09% 142
Midlands +5 653 £440 -2.22% 92
West Midlands +8 484 £443 +1.14% 70
North West +13 478 £450 +5.88% 79
South West +4 463 £450 +5.88% 64
East of England +2 329 £425 -0.58% 56
Scotland +4 322 £400 -5.88% 70
Yorkshire +6 312 £450 +12.50% 49
East Midlands +12 159 £425 +2.41% 22
Wales +17 94 £435 +4.50% 16
North East +23 90 £400 - 14
Northern Ireland -1 24 £195 -51.25% 2
Channel Islands +4 11 £385 - 1
Isle of Man +5 3 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 with a requirement for Migration.

1 1,717 (25.67%) Windows
2 1,546 (23.12%) Data Migration
3 1,425 (21.31%) Microsoft
4 1,254 (18.75%) Azure
5 1,157 (17.30%) Finance
6 1,141 (17.06%) SQL
7 1,024 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
8 924 (13.82%) Windows 10
9 898 (13.43%) Office 365
10 887 (13.26%) Active Directory
11 827 (12.37%) Security Cleared
12 808 (12.08%) AWS
13 675 (10.09%) DevOps
14 601 (8.99%) SC Cleared
15 600 (8.97%) SQL Server
16 592 (8.85%) Oracle
17 588 (8.79%) Data Centre
18 515 (7.70%) SharePoint
19 512 (7.66%) Linux
20 508 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
21 464 (6.94%) Public Sector
22 462 (6.91%) Project Management
23 460 (6.88%) VMware
24 452 (6.76%) Windows 7
25 445 (6.65%) PowerShell
26 434 (6.49%) SAP
27 428 (6.40%) ETL
28 412 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
29 408 (6.10%) SCCM
30 401 (6.00%) Python

Migration
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 515 (7.70%) SharePoint
2 203 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 148 (2.21%) Skype for Business
4 88 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 70 (1.05%) Apache
6 69 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 62 (0.93%) IIS
8 54 (0.81%) CMS
8 54 (0.81%) Confluence
9 53 (0.79%) SAS
10 52 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 37 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 33 (0.49%) JBoss
12 33 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 27 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 26 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
15 26 (0.39%) Tomcat
16 25 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
16 25 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 279 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 230 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 79 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 75 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.21%) XMetaL
8 11 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.060%) CATIA
10 4 (0.060%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.045%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.030%) InDesign
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.015%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.015%) Notepad++
13 1 (0.015%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 153 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 48 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 44 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (0.48%) SAP ERP
6 31 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 28 (0.42%) SAP MDG
8 27 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
8 27 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
9 24 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
10 23 (0.34%) SAP FI
11 22 (0.33%) Maximo
11 22 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
12 20 (0.30%) FINCAD Analytics
13 19 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
13 19 (0.28%) Magento
13 19 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
13 19 (0.28%) SAP CO
13 19 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
13 19 (0.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,254 (18.75%) Azure
2 898 (13.43%) Office 365
3 808 (12.08%) AWS
4 258 (3.86%) Power Platform
5 203 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 195 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
7 194 (2.90%) IaaS
8 187 (2.80%) GCP
9 182 (2.72%) PaaS
10 152 (2.27%) OneDrive
11 142 (2.12%) SaaS
12 106 (1.58%) Serverless
13 103 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
14 102 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 96 (1.44%) Amazon S3
16 87 (1.30%) GitHub
17 71 (1.06%) OpenShift
18 64 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
18 64 (0.96%) PowerApps
19 51 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 310 (4.64%) Firewall
2 214 (3.20%) DNS
3 190 (2.84%) WAN
4 165 (2.47%) LAN
5 159 (2.38%) VPN
6 158 (2.36%) Skype
7 141 (2.11%) DHCP
8 111 (1.66%) Internet
9 105 (1.57%) SAN
10 88 (1.32%) MPLS
11 83 (1.24%) TCP/IP
12 76 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 74 (1.11%) Wireless
14 71 (1.06%) Network Security
14 71 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
15 70 (1.05%) BGP
16 69 (1.03%) OSPF
17 58 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (0.78%) Unified Communications
18 52 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 304 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 263 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 219 (3.27%) Big Data
4 219 (3.27%) Power BI
5 163 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 152 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 147 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 126 (1.88%) Hadoop
9 116 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
10 102 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
11 86 (1.29%) Data Lake
12 84 (1.26%) NoSQL
13 82 (1.23%) MySQL
13 82 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 73 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 72 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
16 66 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
17 64 (0.96%) MongoDB
18 62 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 229 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 214 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 191 (2.86%) JIRA
4 88 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 63 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 54 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 53 (0.79%) Maven
8 48 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
10 43 (0.64%) Selenium
11 40 (0.60%) JUnit
12 35 (0.52%) Mockito
13 31 (0.46%) SonarQube
14 27 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
14 27 (0.40%) Subversion
15 26 (0.39%) Cucumber
16 24 (0.36%) DbUnit
16 24 (0.36%) jMock
17 23 (0.34%) GitLab
18 22 (0.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,157 (17.30%) Finance
2 464 (6.94%) Public Sector
3 302 (4.52%) Banking
4 207 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 158 (2.36%) Retail
6 118 (1.76%) Marketing
7 88 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 85 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 62 (0.93%) Front Office
9 62 (0.93%) Local Government
10 60 (0.90%) Legal
11 54 (0.81%) Back Office
12 53 (0.79%) Billing
13 50 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 38 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.55%) Electronics
16 33 (0.49%) Law
17 30 (0.45%) Publishing
18 23 (0.34%) Games
19 21 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 920 (13.76%) Architect
2 727 (10.87%) Developer
3 683 (10.21%) Analyst
4 569 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 542 (8.10%) Consultant
6 292 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
7 281 (4.20%) Business Analyst
8 246 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 244 (3.65%) Migration Engineer
10 201 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
11 199 (2.98%) Data Analyst
12 191 (2.86%) Migration Manager
13 186 (2.78%) Administrator
14 183 (2.74%) Network Engineer
15 182 (2.72%) Deployment Engineer
16 167 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 155 (2.32%) Data Architect
18 149 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
18 149 (2.23%) Cloud Architect
19 147 (2.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (3.44%) Web Services
2 228 (3.41%) .NET
3 138 (2.06%) XML
4 115 (1.72%) HTML
5 95 (1.42%) Middleware
6 93 (1.39%) Spring
7 92 (1.38%) CSS
7 92 (1.38%) REST
8 76 (1.14%) JSON
9 71 (1.06%) SOAP
10 70 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 66 (0.99%) Hibernate
12 65 (0.97%) RESTful
13 55 (0.82%) Kafka
13 55 (0.82%) Node.js
14 54 (0.81%) LDAP
15 51 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
16 42 (0.63%) J2EE
17 35 (0.52%) ASP.NET
18 32 (0.48%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 588 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 317 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 129 (1.93%) NHS
5 121 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 110 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 103 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 95 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 85 (1.27%) Clustering
10 84 (1.26%) User Experience
11 73 (1.09%) Replication
12 63 (0.94%) LIMS
13 56 (0.84%) Derivative
13 56 (0.84%) e-Health
14 55 (0.82%) PACS
15 54 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 50 (0.75%) Fixed Income
17 49 (0.73%) Data Structures
18 48 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 45 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,717 (25.67%) Windows
2 924 (13.82%) Windows 10
3 512 (7.66%) Linux
4 452 (6.76%) Windows 7
5 386 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 196 (2.93%) Unix
7 171 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 168 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 138 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 134 (2.00%) Windows XP
11 56 (0.84%) AIX
12 55 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (0.73%) Solaris
14 35 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 33 (0.49%) Android
15 33 (0.49%) VMS
16 29 (0.43%) CentOS
17 28 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 25 (0.37%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,546 (23.12%) Data Migration
2 1,024 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (10.09%) DevOps
4 508 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 462 (6.91%) Project Management
6 428 (6.40%) ETL
7 412 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
8 339 (5.07%) ITIL
9 333 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
10 330 (4.93%) Analytics
11 310 (4.64%) Project Delivery
12 297 (4.44%) Scrum
13 266 (3.98%) Data Modelling
14 264 (3.95%) CRM
15 262 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 249 (3.72%) Change Management
17 240 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
18 219 (3.27%) ERP
19 198 (2.96%) PRINCE2
20 196 (2.93%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,141 (17.06%) SQL
2 445 (6.65%) PowerShell
3 401 (6.00%) Python
4 337 (5.04%) Java
5 244 (3.65%) C#
6 221 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 145 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 109 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 94 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 86 (1.29%) Ruby
11 82 (1.23%) C
12 77 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 64 (0.96%) Perl
14 59 (0.88%) Scala
15 58 (0.87%) PHP
16 50 (0.75%) C++
17 43 (0.64%) VB
18 36 (0.54%) VBScript
19 35 (0.52%) VBA
20 34 (0.51%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 827 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 601 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 196 (2.93%) Degree
4 187 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 115 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 110 (1.64%) CCNP
8 75 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 73 (1.09%) CCNA
10 68 (1.02%) PMP
11 66 (0.99%) MCSE
12 65 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
13 62 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 56 (0.84%) CCIE
15 50 (0.75%) ISEB
16 43 (0.64%) ISTQB
17 37 (0.55%) MCSA
18 36 (0.54%) AWS Certification
19 30 (0.45%) DBS Check
20 26 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (2.51%) Data Quality
2 143 (2.14%) QA
3 79 (1.18%) PMO
4 62 (0.93%) GDPR
5 55 (0.82%) HL7
5 55 (0.82%) SLA
6 38 (0.57%) NCSC
7 28 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.21%) MiFID
8 14 (0.21%) NIST
9 13 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.12%) WCAG
13 7 (0.10%) COBIT
14 6 (0.090%) SEPA
15 4 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.045%) GxP
16 3 (0.045%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.045%) RMADS
System Software
1 887 (13.26%) Active Directory
2 276 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (3.27%) Docker
4 136 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 111 (1.66%) vSphere
6 86 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 82 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 58 (0.87%) XenApp
9 55 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 48 (0.72%) VMware NSX
11 45 (0.67%) XenDesktop
12 40 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 27 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (0.37%) NFS
14 25 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
14 25 (0.37%) Postfix
15 21 (0.31%) VMFS
16 18 (0.27%) Firmware
17 17 (0.25%) HDFS
18 16 (0.24%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 408 (6.10%) SCCM
2 286 (4.28%) Terraform
3 254 (3.80%) Kubernetes
4 236 (3.53%) Ansible
5 157 (2.35%) Puppet
6 148 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
7 132 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 74 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
9 50 (0.75%) vCenter Server
10 47 (0.70%) SCOM
11 40 (0.60%) vRealize
12 34 (0.51%) Data Guard
13 31 (0.46%) AirWatch
14 30 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
15 29 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
16 25 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
17 23 (0.34%) NetBackup
18 21 (0.31%) HP ALM
18 21 (0.31%) vMotion
19 19 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,425 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 592 (8.85%) Oracle
3 460 (6.88%) VMware
4 434 (6.49%) SAP
5 384 (5.74%) Cisco
6 218 (3.26%) Citrix
7 193 (2.89%) Google
8 127 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 123 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 114 (1.70%) HP
11 106 (1.58%) IBM
12 104 (1.56%) Juniper
13 69 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 68 (1.02%) Tableau
15 64 (0.96%) Apple
16 60 (0.90%) Dell
17 59 (0.88%) F5
18 56 (0.84%) Informatica
19 54 (0.81%) EMC
19 54 (0.81%) Palo Alto