Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Migration 6660 7587 7534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.95% 7.01% 6.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.23% 8.39% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4217 4777 4727
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £275 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 126 193
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.58% - -10.81%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.05 £11.82
90th Percentile £45.10 £52.63 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.93 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.66% -7.58% -4.35%

Migration is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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 6096 £433 +1.76% 339
UK excluding London +4 3857 £405 +1.25% 208
London -3 2645 £470 +4.44% 142
South East -5 1137 £430 +1.18% 55
North of England +8 909 £400 +2.56% 61
Midlands +9 624 £410 +6.49% 26
North West +1 545 £410 +1.23% 28
West Midlands +12 371 £400 +5.26% 16
South West -5 370 £400 - 22
East of England +8 362 £425 +0.59% 27
Scotland -3 347 £400 - 12
East Midlands -1 235 £425 +8.63% 9
Yorkshire +18 233 £375 - 26
North East +20 131 £350 +6.06% 7
Wales +6 104 £350 +7.69% 4
Northern Ireland -52 18 £400 +10.34% 1
Channel Islands 0 1 £500 -4.76%
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1834 (27.54%) Data Migration
2 1384 (20.78%) Finance
3 1293 (19.41%) Windows
4 1109 (16.65%) Microsoft
5 1056 (15.86%) SQL
6 854 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 803 (12.06%) Security Cleared
8 771 (11.58%) Data Centre
9 759 (11.40%) Office 365
10 708 (10.63%) Active Directory
11 706 (10.60%) SQL Server
12 698 (10.48%) Oracle
13 663 (9.95%) Banking
14 631 (9.47%) Project Management
15 628 (9.43%) SC Cleared
16 617 (9.26%) Linux
17 593 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
18 550 (8.26%) SAP
19 537 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
20 531 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
21 493 (7.40%) VMware
22 480 (7.21%) ETL
23 443 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
24 405 (6.08%) SharePoint
25 396 (5.95%) Java
26 379 (5.69%) Cisco
27 374 (5.62%) Windows Server
28 372 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
29 363 (5.45%) DevOps
30 350 (5.26%) ITIL

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
1 405 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 235 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 150 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 143 (2.15%) Skype for Business
5 95 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 92 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 85 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 84 (1.26%) SAS
9 82 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 79 (1.19%) CMS
11 76 (1.14%) IIS
12 75 (1.13%) Apache
13 59 (0.89%) Confluence
14 50 (0.75%) OpenStack
15 49 (0.74%) WebLogic
16 45 (0.68%) Tomcat
17 39 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 38 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
18 38 (0.57%) JBoss
19 35 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 347 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 269 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 111 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 88 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 66 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.045%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.045%) SPSS
9 2 (0.030%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.030%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.015%) GIMP
10 1 (0.015%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 116 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 52 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 50 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 43 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
6 42 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 42 (0.63%) SAP CO
6 42 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
6 42 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
7 37 (0.56%) Maximo
8 27 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 27 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
9 26 (0.39%) SAP HR
10 24 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
11 23 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
11 23 (0.35%) SAP ERP
12 21 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
13 20 (0.30%) SAP MM
14 18 (0.27%) SAP SD
15 17 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 759 (11.40%) Office 365
2 593 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 537 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 125 (1.88%) IaaS
5 104 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 96 (1.44%) PaaS
7 82 (1.23%) SaaS
8 59 (0.89%) OneDrive
9 52 (0.78%) GitHub
10 47 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
11 43 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 43 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
12 34 (0.51%) G Suite
13 27 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 26 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 23 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 21 (0.32%) Yammer
17 18 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 281 (4.22%) Firewall
2 253 (3.80%) DNS
3 221 (3.32%) SAN
4 201 (3.02%) WAN
5 179 (2.69%) LAN
6 151 (2.27%) Skype
7 127 (1.91%) TCP/IP
8 109 (1.64%) VPN
9 105 (1.58%) DHCP
10 100 (1.50%) Internet
11 76 (1.14%) BGP
12 71 (1.07%) VLAN
13 59 (0.89%) LDAP
13 59 (0.89%) OSPF
14 58 (0.87%) Network Security
15 56 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 55 (0.83%) Wireless
17 54 (0.81%) MPLS
17 54 (0.81%) VoIP
18 53 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 706 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 327 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
3 283 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 186 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 147 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 134 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 118 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 115 (1.73%) MySQL
9 111 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 103 (1.55%) Big Data
11 93 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
12 78 (1.17%) Hadoop
13 71 (1.07%) DB2
14 67 (1.01%) Power BI
15 66 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
16 61 (0.92%) NoSQL
16 61 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 61 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
17 60 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 59 (0.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 145 (2.18%) Jenkins
2 144 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 122 (1.83%) JIRA
4 112 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 73 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 47 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 41 (0.62%) Maven
8 38 (0.57%) JUnit
9 37 (0.56%) Subversion
9 37 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
10 35 (0.53%) LSMW
10 35 (0.53%) MSI
11 32 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
12 28 (0.42%) Selenium
13 26 (0.39%) Mockito
14 25 (0.38%) TeamCity
15 24 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
15 24 (0.36%) SoapUI
16 23 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
17 21 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1384 (20.78%) Finance
2 663 (9.95%) Banking
3 284 (4.26%) Retail
4 164 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 145 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 125 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 113 (1.70%) Marketing
8 112 (1.68%) Retail Banking
9 106 (1.59%) Legal
10 94 (1.41%) Front Office
11 59 (0.89%) Advertising
12 49 (0.74%) Law
13 47 (0.71%) Back Office
14 46 (0.69%) Publishing
15 45 (0.68%) Local Government
16 44 (0.66%) Billing
17 40 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 35 (0.53%) Financial Institution
19 31 (0.47%) Electronics
20 24 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1019 (15.30%) Analyst
2 775 (11.64%) Architect
3 742 (11.14%) Developer
4 732 (10.99%) Project Manager
5 712 (10.69%) Consultant
6 396 (5.95%) Business Analyst
7 270 (4.05%) Data Analyst
8 237 (3.56%) Migration Manager
9 192 (2.88%) Migration Analyst
10 187 (2.81%) Migration Engineer
11 186 (2.79%) DBA
12 178 (2.67%) Support Engineer
13 173 (2.60%) Migration Project Manager
14 171 (2.57%) Administrator
15 151 (2.27%) SQL Developer
16 137 (2.06%) Test Analyst
17 136 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
18 134 (2.01%) Data Architect
19 133 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
20 130 (1.95%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (4.67%) .NET
2 207 (3.11%) Web Services
3 160 (2.40%) XML
4 153 (2.30%) HTML
5 136 (2.04%) CSS
6 104 (1.56%) Middleware
7 84 (1.26%) Spring
8 80 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 68 (1.02%) jQuery
10 66 (0.99%) .NET Framework
11 63 (0.95%) SOAP
12 58 (0.87%) J2EE
13 57 (0.86%) AngularJS
14 56 (0.84%) XSLT
15 55 (0.83%) REST
16 54 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
17 47 (0.71%) Entity Framework
18 46 (0.69%) JSON
19 42 (0.63%) RESTful
20 40 (0.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 771 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 443 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 107 (1.61%) Replication
5 94 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 87 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 80 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 76 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 74 (1.11%) Clustering
10 73 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 65 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 60 (0.90%) Derivative
13 59 (0.89%) Fixed Income
14 56 (0.84%) NHS
15 55 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
15 55 (0.83%) PKI
16 50 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
17 48 (0.72%) Equities
18 46 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 46 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1293 (19.41%) Windows
2 617 (9.26%) Linux
3 374 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 349 (5.24%) Unix
5 319 (4.79%) Windows 10
6 261 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 222 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 213 (3.20%) Solaris
9 191 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 166 (2.49%) AIX
11 131 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 84 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 69 (1.04%) Windows XP
14 53 (0.80%) HPUX
15 50 (0.75%) Windows 8
16 30 (0.45%) VMS
17 27 (0.41%) CentOS
18 24 (0.36%) Android
19 23 (0.35%) Apple iOS
20 10 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1834 (27.54%) Data Migration
2 854 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 631 (9.47%) Project Management
4 531 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 480 (7.21%) ETL
6 372 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
7 363 (5.45%) DevOps
8 350 (5.26%) ITIL
9 336 (5.05%) PRINCE2
10 317 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 307 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 266 (3.99%) ERP
13 240 (3.60%) Change Management
14 238 (3.57%) CRM
15 237 (3.56%) Business Analysis
16 234 (3.51%) Data Analysis
17 201 (3.02%) Scrum
18 177 (2.66%) Data Management
19 176 (2.64%) Data Cleansing
20 175 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1056 (15.86%) SQL
2 396 (5.95%) Java
3 280 (4.20%) PowerShell
4 221 (3.32%) C#
5 195 (2.93%) JavaScript
6 186 (2.79%) Python
7 175 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 93 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 87 (1.31%) Perl
10 68 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 63 (0.95%) PHP
12 59 (0.89%) C++
13 52 (0.78%) C
14 51 (0.77%) Ruby
14 51 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 42 (0.63%) VBA
16 39 (0.59%) VBScript
17 35 (0.53%) Apex Code
18 33 (0.50%) VB
19 32 (0.48%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 803 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 628 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 268 (4.02%) Degree
4 156 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 111 (1.67%) CCNP
7 86 (1.29%) MCSE
8 83 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 83 (1.25%) PMP
9 76 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 72 (1.08%) CCNA
11 62 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 58 (0.87%) ISEB
13 53 (0.80%) ISTQB
14 49 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
15 43 (0.65%) CCIE
16 36 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
17 31 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 30 (0.45%) AWS Certification
19 29 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 149 (2.24%) QA
3 90 (1.35%) PMO
4 76 (1.14%) SLA
5 32 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 28 (0.42%) HL7
8 26 (0.39%) GDPR
9 23 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (0.18%) MiFID
11 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.15%) GMP
13 8 (0.12%) ISO 20022
14 7 (0.11%) COBIT
14 7 (0.11%) FATCA
14 7 (0.11%) GxP
15 5 (0.075%) GCP
15 5 (0.075%) HMG Infosec
15 5 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 708 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 258 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 117 (1.76%) Docker
5 74 (1.11%) vSphere
6 69 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 67 (1.01%) XenApp
8 61 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
10 43 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 33 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 31 (0.47%) NFS
13 19 (0.29%) VMware NSX
14 18 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
15 17 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 16 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (0.23%) DFS Replication
18 14 (0.21%) Veritas File System
19 13 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 244 (3.66%) SCCM
2 197 (2.96%) Puppet
3 168 (2.52%) Ansible
4 114 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (0.84%) Kubernetes
6 53 (0.80%) SCOM
7 52 (0.78%) Terraform
8 42 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
9 32 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
10 31 (0.47%) vCenter Server
11 29 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 28 (0.42%) WSUS
13 27 (0.41%) Nagios
13 27 (0.41%) NetBackup
14 26 (0.39%) AirWatch
15 25 (0.38%) Data Guard
16 23 (0.35%) FortiGate
17 21 (0.32%) Tivoli
18 20 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1109 (16.65%) Microsoft
2 698 (10.48%) Oracle
3 550 (8.26%) SAP
4 493 (7.40%) VMware
5 379 (5.69%) Cisco
6 261 (3.92%) IBM
7 259 (3.89%) Citrix
8 200 (3.00%) HP
9 141 (2.12%) Red Hat
10 123 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
11 108 (1.62%) NetApp
12 85 (1.28%) Juniper
13 82 (1.23%) Google
14 80 (1.20%) Informatica
15 69 (1.04%) EMC
16 67 (1.01%) F5
17 57 (0.86%) Brocade
18 48 (0.72%) CheckPoint
19 44 (0.66%) 3PAR
20 42 (0.63%) Symantec