Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 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
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing Migration 5,573 6,841 6,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.22% 7.02% 6.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.67% 8.03% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,561 4,443 4,254
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +4.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £418
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.79% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 220 190
UK median hourly rate £16.95 £13.40 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.49% -23.43% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.24
90th Percentile £45.80 £34.28 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -25.71% -4.76%

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 57,657 85,156 86,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.03% 87.36% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,252 56,319 57,965
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,908 2,208 2,119
UK median hourly rate £23.56 £23.86 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% -0.59% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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
England +9 5,068 £475 +2.70% 935
UK excluding London +8 3,306 £450 +2.86% 652
London +11 2,093 £500 - 366
South East +10 929 £450 -4.76% 169
North of England +10 767 £450 +5.88% 174
Midlands +9 530 £450 - 103
North West +8 433 £450 +2.56% 90
South West +8 419 £450 +12.50% 60
West Midlands +9 391 £450 +5.88% 65
Scotland -2 297 £425 - 54
East of England -1 275 £425 -2.86% 65
Yorkshire +7 253 £450 +9.09% 64
East Midlands +9 136 £400 -11.11% 38
North East +17 82 £441 -5.42% 20
Wales +3 71 £444 +1.43% 21
Northern Ireland -3 17 £335 -16.25% 7
Channel Islands +4 9 £385 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 with a requirement for Migration.

1 1,355 (24.31%) Data Migration
2 1,336 (23.97%) Windows
3 1,174 (21.07%) Microsoft
4 1,132 (20.31%) Azure
5 1,041 (18.68%) SQL
6 928 (16.65%) Finance
7 876 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
8 708 (12.70%) Office 365
9 704 (12.63%) Security Cleared
10 688 (12.35%) Windows 10
11 687 (12.33%) AWS
12 669 (12.00%) Active Directory
13 578 (10.37%) DevOps
14 552 (9.90%) Data Centre
15 541 (9.71%) Oracle
16 522 (9.37%) SC Cleared
17 510 (9.15%) SQL Server
18 479 (8.60%) Public Sector
19 440 (7.90%) SharePoint
20 427 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
21 403 (7.23%) Project Management
22 379 (6.80%) Linux
23 370 (6.64%) PowerShell
24 368 (6.60%) ETL
25 366 (6.57%) VMware
26 344 (6.17%) SAP
27 340 (6.10%) Windows Server
28 336 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
29 329 (5.90%) Python
30 318 (5.71%) Windows 7

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
1 440 (7.90%) SharePoint
2 160 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 114 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 80 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 65 (1.17%) IIS
6 61 (1.09%) Confluence
7 57 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 52 (0.93%) Apache
9 39 (0.70%) SAS
10 37 (0.66%) CMS
11 36 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 36 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 35 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 31 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
13 31 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
15 26 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
16 23 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 21 (0.38%) Camunda
18 18 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 219 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 212 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 82 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 75 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 75 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.25%) XMetaL
7 5 (0.090%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.054%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.036%) CATIA
9 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.018%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.018%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.018%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 147 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 48 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 36 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 27 (0.48%) FINCAD Analytics
7 24 (0.43%) Magento
7 24 (0.43%) Maximo
7 24 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 22 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (0.36%) SAP MDG
10 18 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
11 17 (0.31%) NetSuite
12 16 (0.29%) SAP HR
13 15 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
14 13 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
14 13 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 12 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 12 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,132 (20.31%) Azure
2 708 (12.70%) Office 365
3 687 (12.33%) AWS
4 219 (3.93%) Power Platform
5 181 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
6 180 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 169 (3.03%) IaaS
8 161 (2.89%) GCP
9 145 (2.60%) PaaS
10 138 (2.48%) SaaS
11 137 (2.46%) OneDrive
12 98 (1.76%) Amazon S3
13 87 (1.56%) Serverless
14 83 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
15 80 (1.44%) GitHub
16 71 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
17 64 (1.15%) OpenShift
18 51 (0.92%) PowerApps
19 49 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
20 48 (0.86%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 263 (4.72%) Firewall
2 189 (3.39%) DNS
3 159 (2.85%) WAN
4 126 (2.26%) VPN
5 125 (2.24%) LAN
6 122 (2.19%) DHCP
7 117 (2.10%) Skype
8 99 (1.78%) SAN
9 89 (1.60%) Internet
10 82 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (1.24%) MPLS
12 66 (1.18%) OSPF
13 60 (1.08%) Network Security
14 58 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
15 53 (0.95%) BGP
16 51 (0.92%) VoIP
16 51 (0.92%) Wireless
17 48 (0.86%) TCP/IP
18 46 (0.83%) SSL
18 46 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 236 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 214 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 197 (3.53%) Power BI
5 145 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 137 (2.46%) Oracle Database
7 127 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 124 (2.23%) Big Data
9 121 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 105 (1.88%) NoSQL
11 84 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
12 83 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 69 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 65 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
14 65 (1.17%) MySQL
15 64 (1.15%) Data Lake
15 64 (1.15%) MongoDB
15 64 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 56 (1.00%) Apache Hive
17 55 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 164 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 153 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 152 (2.73%) JIRA
4 66 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 61 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 53 (0.95%) Maven
7 40 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 40 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (0.59%) JUnit
8 33 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 29 (0.52%) Selenium
10 25 (0.45%) Mockito
10 25 (0.45%) SonarQube
11 23 (0.41%) Bitbucket
11 23 (0.41%) DbUnit
11 23 (0.41%) jMock
12 22 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (0.38%) Subversion
14 16 (0.29%) Cucumber
14 16 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 928 (16.65%) Finance
2 479 (8.60%) Public Sector
3 225 (4.04%) Banking
4 173 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 128 (2.30%) Retail
6 106 (1.90%) Marketing
7 76 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 70 (1.26%) Front Office
9 60 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 60 (1.08%) Local Government
10 52 (0.93%) Legal
11 38 (0.68%) Billing
12 37 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (0.57%) Electronics
14 31 (0.56%) Back Office
15 28 (0.50%) Law
16 25 (0.45%) General Ledger
17 20 (0.36%) Advertising
17 20 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 821 (14.73%) Architect
2 631 (11.32%) Developer
3 584 (10.48%) Analyst
4 482 (8.65%) Consultant
5 459 (8.24%) Project Manager
6 257 (4.61%) Business Analyst
7 218 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
8 194 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
9 188 (3.37%) Migration Engineer
10 170 (3.05%) Data Analyst
11 167 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 162 (2.91%) Network Engineer
13 157 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 150 (2.69%) Migration Manager
15 145 (2.60%) DBA
16 144 (2.58%) Deployment Engineer
17 142 (2.55%) Data Architect
18 139 (2.49%) Administrator
19 131 (2.35%) Cloud Architect
20 124 (2.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (4.14%) .NET
2 222 (3.98%) Web Services
3 120 (2.15%) XML
4 91 (1.63%) HTML
5 86 (1.54%) Spring
6 79 (1.42%) REST
7 73 (1.31%) AngularJS
7 73 (1.31%) SOAP
8 68 (1.22%) Middleware
9 66 (1.18%) JSON
9 66 (1.18%) Node.js
10 62 (1.11%) CSS
11 54 (0.97%) Hibernate
11 54 (0.97%) RESTful
12 49 (0.88%) Kafka
13 46 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
14 45 (0.81%) OAuth
15 44 (0.79%) LDAP
16 39 (0.70%) ASP.NET
17 37 (0.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 552 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 314 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (2.01%) Public Cloud
4 110 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 108 (1.94%) NHS
6 92 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 78 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 70 (1.26%) Derivative
9 70 (1.26%) Replication
10 62 (1.11%) Clustering
11 57 (1.02%) Fixed Income
12 56 (1.00%) User Experience
13 55 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
14 53 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 53 (0.95%) PKI
15 51 (0.92%) Hedge funds
16 47 (0.84%) LIMS
17 46 (0.83%) e-Health
18 45 (0.81%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 1,336 (23.97%) Windows
2 688 (12.35%) Windows 10
3 379 (6.80%) Linux
4 340 (6.10%) Windows Server
5 318 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 131 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 109 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 102 (1.83%) Unix
9 93 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 76 (1.36%) Windows XP
11 39 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 37 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (0.63%) Solaris
14 33 (0.59%) AIX
15 27 (0.48%) VMS
16 26 (0.47%) Android
17 23 (0.41%) CentOS
18 22 (0.39%) Windows 8
19 20 (0.36%) Apple iOS
20 14 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,355 (24.31%) Data Migration
2 876 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
3 578 (10.37%) DevOps
4 427 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 403 (7.23%) Project Management
6 368 (6.60%) ETL
7 336 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
8 300 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
9 284 (5.10%) Analytics
10 266 (4.77%) Project Delivery
11 257 (4.61%) Scrum
12 254 (4.56%) Data Modelling
13 248 (4.45%) CRM
14 245 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 229 (4.11%) ITIL
16 210 (3.77%) Change Management
17 191 (3.43%) Microservices
18 183 (3.28%) PRINCE2
19 175 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
20 172 (3.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,041 (18.68%) SQL
2 370 (6.64%) PowerShell
3 329 (5.90%) Python
4 308 (5.53%) Java
5 206 (3.70%) C#
6 182 (3.27%) JavaScript
7 127 (2.28%) PL/SQL
8 93 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 82 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 72 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 60 (1.08%) Scala
12 59 (1.06%) PHP
13 58 (1.04%) C
13 58 (1.04%) Ruby
14 55 (0.99%) C++
15 46 (0.83%) Perl
16 37 (0.66%) Apex Code
16 37 (0.66%) VB
17 34 (0.61%) Kotlin
18 32 (0.57%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 704 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 522 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 157 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (2.57%) Degree
5 108 (1.94%) CCNP
6 103 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 94 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 55 (0.99%) PMP
9 54 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 51 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 50 (0.90%) CCNA
12 42 (0.75%) MCSE
13 38 (0.68%) CCIE
14 36 (0.65%) ISEB
15 34 (0.61%) ISTQB
16 33 (0.59%) AWS Certification
17 31 (0.56%) MCSA
18 26 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 25 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 23 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 105 (1.88%) QA
3 60 (1.08%) GDPR
4 58 (1.04%) PMO
5 45 (0.81%) HL7
5 45 (0.81%) SLA
6 38 (0.68%) NCSC
7 18 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.25%) NIST
9 13 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.23%) MiFID
10 11 (0.20%) SEPA
11 6 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.072%) COBIT
12 4 (0.072%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.054%) RMADS
14 2 (0.036%) GAAP
14 2 (0.036%) HIPAA
System Software
1 669 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 240 (4.31%) Docker
3 216 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 88 (1.58%) vSphere
5 75 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (1.08%) XenApp
8 47 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 39 (0.70%) VMware NSX
10 35 (0.63%) XenDesktop
11 29 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.47%) HDFS
14 25 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
15 23 (0.41%) NFS
16 21 (0.38%) Postfix
17 20 (0.36%) VMFS
18 14 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 11 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 291 (5.22%) SCCM
2 253 (4.54%) Kubernetes
3 252 (4.52%) Terraform
4 200 (3.59%) Ansible
5 122 (2.19%) Puppet
6 101 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 96 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 52 (0.93%) vCenter Server
9 48 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
10 45 (0.81%) SCOM
11 44 (0.79%) vRealize
12 32 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
13 31 (0.56%) AirWatch
14 30 (0.54%) NetBackup
15 26 (0.47%) Data Guard
16 23 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
17 21 (0.38%) Nagios
18 20 (0.36%) vMotion
19 16 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 15 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,174 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 541 (9.71%) Oracle
3 366 (6.57%) VMware
4 344 (6.17%) SAP
5 312 (5.60%) Cisco
6 183 (3.28%) Citrix
7 146 (2.62%) Google
8 122 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
9 89 (1.60%) IBM
9 89 (1.60%) Juniper
10 85 (1.53%) HP
11 80 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 55 (0.99%) Tableau
13 49 (0.88%) CheckPoint
13 49 (0.88%) Dell
14 48 (0.86%) Cloudera
15 47 (0.84%) Informatica
16 46 (0.83%) NetApp
17 40 (0.72%) Palo Alto
17 40 (0.72%) ServiceNow