Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Migration 6,814 6,798 6,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.49% 6.74% 6.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.61% 7.80% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,391 4,306 3,941
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 254 171
UK median hourly rate £14.51 £15.86 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.51% -8.06% -9.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £35.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.65 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% -14.29% +2.94%

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 79,098 87,137 76,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.93% 86.46% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,110 57,481 50,498
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £304 £298 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,128 2,294 2,079
UK median hourly rate £24.64 £21.79 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.08% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.42 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% -6.38%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +7 6,165 £475 +5.56% 449
UK excluding London +6 3,944 £450 +8.43% 317
London +3 2,712 £500 +2.56% 162
South East +1 1,141 £463 +5.71% 88
North of England +9 904 £450 +18.42% 100
Midlands +11 651 £450 +5.88% 45
West Midlands +11 492 £450 +5.88% 35
North West +8 428 £465 +22.37% 48
South West -9 397 £401 +0.31% 28
Scotland +4 377 £430 +5.26% 21
Yorkshire +14 360 £425 +6.25% 47
East of England +1 323 £450 +2.86% 30
East Midlands -4 142 £415 +3.75% 10
Wales -6 122 £488 +18.18% 7
North East +9 116 £425 +30.77% 5
Northern Ireland +31 28 £425 -26.09% 2
Channel Islands -2 5 £400 -20.00%
Isle of Man +4 4 £350 -22.22%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,676 (24.60%) Data Migration
2 1,513 (22.20%) Windows
3 1,363 (20.00%) Finance
4 1,319 (19.36%) Microsoft
5 1,288 (18.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 1,217 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 1,050 (15.41%) SQL
8 994 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
9 895 (13.13%) Active Directory
10 881 (12.93%) Office 365
11 752 (11.04%) DevOps
12 733 (10.76%) Security Cleared
13 710 (10.42%) Data Centre
14 699 (10.26%) Oracle
15 680 (9.98%) Windows 10
16 629 (9.23%) SQL Server
17 590 (8.66%) Linux
18 574 (8.42%) SC Cleared
19 556 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
20 519 (7.62%) Project Management
21 472 (6.93%) Java
22 464 (6.81%) VMware
23 445 (6.53%) SharePoint
24 419 (6.15%) PowerShell
25 408 (5.99%) ETL
26 406 (5.96%) Data Modelling
27 384 (5.64%) Cisco
28 382 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
29 381 (5.59%) Windows Server
30 372 (5.46%) Problem-Solving

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
1 445 (6.53%) SharePoint
2 191 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 174 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 97 (1.42%) Apache
4 97 (1.42%) Confluence
5 91 (1.34%) Apache Spark
6 78 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 68 (1.00%) IIS
7 68 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 65 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 62 (0.91%) JBoss
10 58 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 50 (0.73%) CMS
12 43 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 42 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 38 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
15 33 (0.48%) Drupal
16 29 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
17 27 (0.40%) SAS
18 23 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 237 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 233 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 60 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 56 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.22%) SPSS
7 15 (0.22%) Stata
8 13 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.12%) CATIA
10 6 (0.088%) Siemens NX
11 4 (0.059%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.044%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.029%) Mingle
14 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.015%) Simulink
14 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.015%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 122 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 48 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 43 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 30 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 29 (0.43%) NetSuite
7 28 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 23 (0.34%) Maximo
8 23 (0.34%) SAP FI
9 20 (0.29%) MoSes
9 20 (0.29%) SAP MDG
10 18 (0.26%) Endur
10 18 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
11 17 (0.25%) SAP CO
12 16 (0.23%) Magento
12 16 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
13 15 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
13 15 (0.22%) SAP HR
13 15 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 15 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,288 (18.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 994 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
3 881 (12.93%) Office 365
4 225 (3.30%) IaaS
5 222 (3.26%) PaaS
6 219 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 188 (2.76%) Power Platform
8 178 (2.61%) SaaS
9 159 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 135 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
11 120 (1.76%) Amazon S3
12 113 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
13 104 (1.53%) OpenShift
14 102 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
14 102 (1.50%) OneDrive
15 95 (1.39%) Serverless
16 91 (1.34%) GitHub
17 65 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
18 55 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 50 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 342 (5.02%) Firewall
2 273 (4.01%) DNS
3 202 (2.96%) WAN
4 188 (2.76%) Skype
5 178 (2.61%) LAN
6 139 (2.04%) VPN
7 133 (1.95%) DHCP
8 130 (1.91%) SAN
9 92 (1.35%) Internet
10 88 (1.29%) TCP/IP
11 72 (1.06%) MPLS
12 69 (1.01%) Network Security
13 58 (0.85%) Unified Communications
14 57 (0.84%) Wireless
15 56 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
15 56 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (0.72%) VoIP
17 46 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
18 45 (0.66%) BGP
19 44 (0.65%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 294 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 261 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 237 (3.48%) Big Data
5 165 (2.42%) MySQL
6 161 (2.36%) Power BI
7 143 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 139 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 127 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 125 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 105 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
13 91 (1.34%) Hadoop
14 85 (1.25%) Data Lake
15 76 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 72 (1.06%) MongoDB
17 70 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
18 68 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 67 (0.98%) Apache Hive
20 64 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 304 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 227 (3.33%) JIRA
3 218 (3.20%) Git (software)
4 91 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
5 83 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 43 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 42 (0.62%) Selenium
8 38 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 36 (0.53%) SonarQube
10 34 (0.50%) Maven
10 34 (0.50%) Subversion
11 32 (0.47%) MSI
12 30 (0.44%) Bitbucket
12 30 (0.44%) Cucumber
12 30 (0.44%) NUnit
13 29 (0.43%) MSTest
14 28 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 27 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
16 26 (0.38%) Artifactory
General
1 1,363 (20.00%) Finance
2 367 (5.39%) Banking
3 204 (2.99%) Retail
4 180 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 101 (1.48%) Marketing
6 88 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 73 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 68 (1.00%) Legal
9 67 (0.98%) Front Office
10 66 (0.97%) Back Office
11 64 (0.94%) Law
12 51 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 44 (0.65%) Billing
14 39 (0.57%) Publishing
15 34 (0.50%) Advertising
15 34 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 31 (0.45%) Local Government
17 28 (0.41%) Electronics
18 27 (0.40%) General Ledger
19 20 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,180 (17.32%) Architect
2 784 (11.51%) Developer
3 750 (11.01%) Analyst
4 682 (10.01%) Project Manager
5 549 (8.06%) Consultant
6 325 (4.77%) Business Analyst
7 239 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 217 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
9 211 (3.10%) Windows Engineer
10 210 (3.08%) Technical Architect
11 209 (3.07%) Migration Engineer
12 196 (2.88%) Cloud Architect
13 188 (2.76%) Migration Manager
14 181 (2.66%) Data Analyst
15 177 (2.60%) AWS Architect
16 159 (2.33%) Data Architect
17 151 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 145 (2.13%) Deployment Engineer
19 144 (2.11%) Network Engineer
20 141 (2.07%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (4.74%) .NET
2 241 (3.54%) Web Services
3 208 (3.05%) XML
4 180 (2.64%) SOAP
5 164 (2.41%) REST
6 146 (2.14%) JSON
7 133 (1.95%) RESTful
8 131 (1.92%) Middleware
9 125 (1.83%) HTML
10 115 (1.69%) CSS
11 107 (1.57%) AngularJS
12 77 (1.13%) ASP.NET
13 73 (1.07%) Spring
14 69 (1.01%) .NET Framework
15 64 (0.94%) Kafka
16 63 (0.92%) jQuery
17 62 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
18 61 (0.90%) Node.js
19 53 (0.78%) JMS
19 53 (0.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 710 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 360 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (2.71%) Public Cloud
4 149 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 119 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
6 115 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 98 (1.44%) NHS
8 92 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 91 (1.34%) User Experience
10 86 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 86 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 73 (1.07%) Mainframe
12 64 (0.94%) Cloud Native
13 55 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 55 (0.81%) LIMS
14 53 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 48 (0.70%) PKI
16 47 (0.69%) PACS
17 46 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
18 45 (0.66%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1,513 (22.20%) Windows
2 680 (9.98%) Windows 10
3 590 (8.66%) Linux
4 381 (5.59%) Windows Server
5 303 (4.45%) Windows 7
6 182 (2.67%) Unix
7 161 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 133 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 120 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 110 (1.61%) Windows XP
11 51 (0.75%) Solaris
12 47 (0.69%) AIX
13 46 (0.68%) CentOS
14 40 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (0.45%) Android
16 23 (0.34%) Apple iOS
17 22 (0.32%) Windows 8
18 19 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,676 (24.60%) Data Migration
2 1,217 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 752 (11.04%) DevOps
4 556 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 519 (7.62%) Project Management
6 408 (5.99%) ETL
7 406 (5.96%) Data Modelling
8 382 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
9 372 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
10 324 (4.75%) Microservices
11 315 (4.62%) Analytics
12 311 (4.56%) ITIL
13 279 (4.09%) PRINCE2
14 262 (3.85%) Scrum
15 258 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
16 251 (3.68%) ERP
17 245 (3.60%) CRM
18 239 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 231 (3.39%) Data Analysis
20 229 (3.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,050 (15.41%) SQL
2 472 (6.93%) Java
3 419 (6.15%) PowerShell
4 337 (4.95%) Python
5 317 (4.65%) C#
6 236 (3.46%) JavaScript
7 145 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 143 (2.10%) Bash Shell
9 128 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 98 (1.44%) Ruby
11 83 (1.22%) Java 8
12 73 (1.07%) VB
13 71 (1.04%) Perl
14 58 (0.85%) C
14 58 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 51 (0.75%) PHP
16 47 (0.69%) VBA
17 45 (0.66%) Scala
18 41 (0.60%) C++
19 31 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 733 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 574 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 209 (3.07%) Degree
4 147 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 128 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 112 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 84 (1.23%) CCNP
8 77 (1.13%) MCSE
9 75 (1.10%) CCNA
10 65 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 62 (0.91%) AWS Certification
12 61 (0.90%) PMP
13 57 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 41 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
14 41 (0.60%) CCIE
15 35 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 34 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
17 32 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 31 (0.45%) CISSP
19 29 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (3.32%) Data Quality
2 161 (2.36%) QA
3 71 (1.04%) GDPR
4 69 (1.01%) PMO
5 59 (0.87%) SLA
6 48 (0.70%) HL7
7 47 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.15%) MiFID
10 8 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.073%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.059%) SEPA
13 3 (0.044%) Basel III
13 3 (0.044%) COBIT
13 3 (0.044%) EMIR
13 3 (0.044%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.044%) IFRS
System Software
1 895 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 287 (4.21%) Docker
3 262 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 93 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (1.10%) XenApp
7 67 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 64 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
9 58 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 49 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
11 45 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 45 (0.66%) vSphere
12 30 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 20 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (0.22%) BitLocker
15 13 (0.19%) HDFS
16 12 (0.18%) Shibboleth
17 10 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 10 (0.15%) ProxySG
18 8 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 336 (4.93%) SCCM
2 314 (4.61%) Ansible
3 290 (4.26%) Kubernetes
4 254 (3.73%) Terraform
5 235 (3.45%) Puppet
6 143 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
7 97 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 62 (0.91%) SCOM
9 52 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
10 34 (0.50%) WSUS
11 30 (0.44%) AirWatch
11 30 (0.44%) vRealize
12 27 (0.40%) vCenter Server
13 22 (0.32%) Packer
14 18 (0.26%) Data Guard
15 16 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
15 16 (0.23%) NetBackup
15 16 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
16 14 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,319 (19.36%) Microsoft
2 699 (10.26%) Oracle
3 464 (6.81%) VMware
4 384 (5.64%) Cisco
5 353 (5.18%) SAP
6 250 (3.67%) Citrix
7 173 (2.54%) Google
8 140 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 137 (2.01%) IBM
10 110 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 107 (1.57%) Juniper
12 98 (1.44%) F5
13 94 (1.38%) CheckPoint
13 94 (1.38%) ServiceNow
14 81 (1.19%) HP
15 73 (1.07%) Informatica
16 70 (1.03%) Dell
17 69 (1.01%) Palo Alto
18 60 (0.88%) Tableau
19 56 (0.82%) NetApp