Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 25 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Migration 6892 7093 7530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.70% 6.69% 6.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.93% 7.97% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4410 4570 4660
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £245
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 136 220
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +11.48% -12.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.72 £12.32
90th Percentile £48.67 £51.25 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.92% -12.86%

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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Migration in the UK

Migration
Top 17 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 17 November 2017. 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 -2 6264 £435 +2.35% 261
UK excluding London +5 4042 £413 +3.13% 161
London -4 2662 £467 +3.78% 119
South East -6 1216 £425 - 46
North of England +7 879 £400 +3.90% 41
Midlands +7 661 £423 +5.63% 24
North West 0 501 £450 +8.11% 23
South West +1 429 £400 - 12
West Midlands +12 406 £400 - 16
Scotland +5 391 £400 +6.67% 12
East of England +1 358 £425 +6.25% 18
Yorkshire +11 271 £375 - 16
East Midlands -2 234 £450 +13.56% 7
Wales +16 112 £353 +0.86% 7
North East +1 110 £333 -2.21% 2
Northern Ireland -44 20 £400 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for Migration.

1 1921 (27.87%) Data Migration
2 1493 (21.66%) Finance
3 1280 (18.57%) Windows
4 1269 (18.41%) Microsoft
5 1120 (16.25%) SQL
6 935 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
7 844 (12.25%) Office 365
8 727 (10.55%) Oracle
9 726 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 725 (10.52%) SQL Server
11 723 (10.49%) Active Directory
12 713 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 695 (10.08%) Banking
14 679 (9.85%) Data Centre
15 639 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
16 618 (8.97%) Project Management
17 590 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 543 (7.88%) SAP
19 540 (7.84%) SC Cleared
20 537 (7.79%) Linux
21 509 (7.39%) ETL
22 476 (6.91%) SharePoint
23 462 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
24 450 (6.53%) VMware
25 433 (6.28%) Java
26 413 (5.99%) Windows Server
27 401 (5.82%) Windows 10
28 391 (5.67%) DevOps
29 383 (5.56%) PowerShell
30 377 (5.47%) Data Modelling

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
1 476 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 291 (4.22%) MS Exchange
3 187 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 175 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 115 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 103 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 99 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 94 (1.36%) CMS
9 85 (1.23%) Apache
10 83 (1.20%) IIS
11 79 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 70 (1.02%) SAS
13 64 (0.93%) Confluence
14 55 (0.80%) Tomcat
15 52 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 44 (0.64%) Apache Spark
17 43 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 43 (0.62%) WebLogic
18 42 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
19 39 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 351 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
2 242 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 122 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 71 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 68 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.087%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.073%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.044%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.044%) SPSS
10 1 (0.015%) GIMP
10 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 139 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 58 (0.84%) Maximo
4 53 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 52 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 48 (0.70%) SAP CO
6 48 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
7 43 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
8 39 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
9 38 (0.55%) SAP MM
10 32 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
10 32 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
11 30 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
12 24 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
13 23 (0.33%) SAP ERP
14 19 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 18 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
16 17 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
17 15 (0.22%) NetSuite
17 15 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 844 (12.25%) Office 365
2 713 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 639 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
4 149 (2.16%) IaaS
5 134 (1.94%) PaaS
6 120 (1.74%) SaaS
7 113 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 70 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
9 66 (0.96%) OneDrive
10 42 (0.61%) GitHub
11 38 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
12 36 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
13 34 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 31 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
16 28 (0.41%) Force.com
17 26 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
18 25 (0.36%) OpenShift
19 24 (0.35%) Serverless
20 20 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 239 (3.47%) Firewall
2 222 (3.22%) DNS
3 207 (3.00%) WAN
4 196 (2.84%) Skype
5 188 (2.73%) SAN
6 180 (2.61%) LAN
7 110 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 100 (1.45%) DHCP
9 71 (1.03%) Internet
9 71 (1.03%) VPN
10 68 (0.99%) VLAN
11 64 (0.93%) Wireless
12 62 (0.90%) NAS
12 62 (0.90%) VoIP
13 59 (0.86%) Network Security
14 53 (0.77%) Intranet
15 50 (0.73%) LDAP
16 46 (0.67%) BGP
17 45 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 306 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 289 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 193 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 147 (2.13%) Big Data
6 143 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 125 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 108 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 104 (1.51%) MySQL
10 98 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 94 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 76 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 74 (1.07%) SAP BW
14 73 (1.06%) NoSQL
15 72 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
16 68 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
17 64 (0.93%) Power BI
18 62 (0.90%) MongoDB
18 62 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
19 57 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 154 (2.23%) Git (software)
2 152 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 146 (2.12%) JIRA
4 99 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 89 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 54 (0.78%) Subversion
7 53 (0.77%) MSI
8 39 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 37 (0.54%) LSMW
10 36 (0.52%) Cucumber
10 36 (0.52%) Maven
10 36 (0.52%) Selenium
10 36 (0.52%) SoapUI
10 36 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 30 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
12 27 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
13 23 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (0.29%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 19 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1493 (21.66%) Finance
2 695 (10.08%) Banking
3 215 (3.12%) Retail
4 171 (2.48%) Retail Banking
5 146 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 136 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 135 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 130 (1.89%) Legal
9 112 (1.63%) Marketing
10 103 (1.49%) Front Office
11 60 (0.87%) Advertising
12 52 (0.75%) Publishing
13 51 (0.74%) Law
14 46 (0.67%) Billing
15 38 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (0.52%) Back Office
17 33 (0.48%) Electronics
18 23 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.33%) Local Government
19 17 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1096 (15.90%) Analyst
2 793 (11.51%) Developer
3 774 (11.23%) Architect
4 771 (11.19%) Consultant
5 702 (10.19%) Project Manager
6 431 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 273 (3.96%) Data Analyst
8 242 (3.51%) Migration Manager
9 196 (2.84%) DBA
10 193 (2.80%) Migration Engineer
11 183 (2.66%) Administrator
12 182 (2.64%) Test Analyst
13 179 (2.60%) Migration Project Manager
14 178 (2.58%) Migration Analyst
15 166 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
15 166 (2.41%) SQL Developer
16 155 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
17 150 (2.18%) Support Engineer
18 144 (2.09%) Migration Consultant
19 133 (1.93%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (4.98%) .NET
2 219 (3.18%) XML
3 214 (3.11%) Web Services
4 135 (1.96%) HTML
5 115 (1.67%) JSON
6 106 (1.54%) Middleware
7 102 (1.48%) CSS
8 90 (1.31%) SOAP
9 76 (1.10%) Spring
10 71 (1.03%) REST
11 63 (0.91%) ASP.NET
12 58 (0.84%) jQuery
13 56 (0.81%) J2EE
14 53 (0.77%) AngularJS
15 50 (0.73%) .NET Framework
15 50 (0.73%) XSLT
16 49 (0.71%) Visualforce
17 47 (0.68%) HTML5
17 47 (0.68%) RESTful
18 45 (0.65%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 679 (9.85%) Data Centre
2 462 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 99 (1.44%) Data Structures
5 92 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 90 (1.31%) Clustering
7 88 (1.28%) Public Cloud
8 84 (1.22%) Replication
9 80 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 70 (1.02%) NHS
11 69 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 68 (0.99%) Fixed Income
13 60 (0.87%) Derivative
14 59 (0.86%) PKI
15 56 (0.81%) User Experience
16 52 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 51 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 50 (0.73%) Equities
18 50 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
19 49 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1280 (18.57%) Windows
2 537 (7.79%) Linux
3 413 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 401 (5.82%) Windows 10
5 307 (4.45%) Unix
6 263 (3.82%) Windows 7
7 256 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 164 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 137 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 135 (1.96%) Solaris
11 109 (1.58%) AIX
12 84 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 52 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 33 (0.48%) CentOS
16 32 (0.46%) Android
17 31 (0.45%) VMS
18 26 (0.38%) Apple iOS
19 24 (0.35%) HPUX
20 11 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1921 (27.87%) Data Migration
2 935 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
3 618 (8.97%) Project Management
4 590 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 509 (7.39%) ETL
6 391 (5.67%) DevOps
7 377 (5.47%) Data Modelling
8 367 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
9 363 (5.27%) PRINCE2
10 329 (4.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 326 (4.73%) ITIL
12 291 (4.22%) CRM
13 284 (4.12%) ERP
14 249 (3.61%) Change Management
15 248 (3.60%) Data Analysis
16 238 (3.45%) Business Analysis
17 195 (2.83%) Data Cleansing
18 193 (2.80%) Scrum
19 179 (2.60%) Data Management
20 171 (2.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1120 (16.25%) SQL
2 433 (6.28%) Java
3 383 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 275 (3.99%) C#
5 220 (3.19%) Python
6 211 (3.06%) JavaScript
7 193 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 108 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 80 (1.16%) Perl
10 72 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 63 (0.91%) PHP
12 55 (0.80%) Apex Code
13 54 (0.78%) C
13 54 (0.78%) C++
13 54 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 49 (0.71%) Ruby
15 42 (0.61%) VBScript
16 39 (0.57%) VBA
17 32 (0.46%) VB
18 24 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 726 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 540 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 254 (3.69%) Degree
4 137 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 110 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (1.47%) MCSE
7 96 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 87 (1.26%) PMP
9 81 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 71 (1.03%) CCNP
11 68 (0.99%) ISTQB
12 66 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 64 (0.93%) ISEB
14 57 (0.83%) CCNA
15 45 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
16 44 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
17 39 (0.57%) MCSA
18 38 (0.55%) AWS Certification
19 34 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 31 (0.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (4.09%) Data Quality
2 163 (2.37%) QA
3 86 (1.25%) PMO
4 69 (1.00%) GDPR
4 69 (1.00%) SLA
5 38 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 33 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
8 30 (0.44%) HL7
9 22 (0.32%) MiFID
9 22 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.17%) GxP
11 11 (0.16%) COBIT
12 10 (0.15%) GCP
12 10 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.15%) TARGET2
13 9 (0.13%) EMIR
13 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 8 (0.12%) GAMP
System Software
1 723 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 232 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 126 (1.83%) Docker
5 91 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 82 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 75 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 70 (1.02%) vSphere
9 57 (0.83%) XenApp
10 47 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
12 34 (0.49%) XenDesktop
13 28 (0.41%) NFS
14 26 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 22 (0.32%) Veritas File System
16 18 (0.26%) VMware NSX
17 17 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
18 16 (0.23%) BitLocker
18 16 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 15 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 270 (3.92%) SCCM
2 185 (2.68%) Puppet
3 168 (2.44%) Ansible
4 135 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (1.10%) Terraform
6 69 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 57 (0.83%) SCOM
8 55 (0.80%) Data Guard
9 53 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
10 52 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 44 (0.64%) NetBackup
12 37 (0.54%) AirWatch
13 36 (0.52%) WMI
14 35 (0.51%) vCenter Server
15 33 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
16 28 (0.41%) Nagios
17 26 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 25 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
19 24 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
20 23 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 1269 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 727 (10.55%) Oracle
3 543 (7.88%) SAP
4 450 (6.53%) VMware
5 321 (4.66%) Cisco
6 200 (2.90%) IBM
7 194 (2.81%) Citrix
8 161 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 157 (2.28%) HP
10 141 (2.05%) Red Hat
11 97 (1.41%) Juniper
12 93 (1.35%) NetApp
13 76 (1.10%) Google
14 66 (0.96%) Informatica
15 64 (0.93%) Symantec
16 61 (0.89%) Ariba
17 57 (0.83%) CheckPoint
18 56 (0.81%) EMC
19 53 (0.77%) Dell
20 49 (0.71%) Workday