Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 24 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs citing Migration 7,062 6,714 7,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.98% 6.85% 6.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 8.01% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,484 4,328 4,755
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £265
90th Percentile £619 £600 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 164 130
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% -21.79% +27.87%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.72 £11.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.46 £56.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% -23.08% +27.87%

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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 September 2018.

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 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 6,436 £450 +5.88% 794
UK excluding London -5 4,080 £425 +4.29% 523
London +2 2,856 £485 +5.43% 310
South East +3 1,272 £450 +5.88% 127
North of England -17 766 £400 - 134
Midlands 0 675 £425 +3.03% 94
South West +1 450 £425 +6.25% 64
West Midlands +1 449 £425 +7.94% 64
East of England +4 403 £425 - 65
Scotland -4 394 £425 +6.25% 28
North West -17 382 £413 -2.94% 79
Yorkshire -2 309 £400 +6.67% 40
East Midlands -3 190 £400 -11.11% 28
Wales -9 113 £425 +21.43% 10
North East -26 76 £400 +17.65% 15
Northern Ireland +43 25 £400 - 1
Isle of Man -2 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 1,589 (22.50%) Data Migration
2 1,463 (20.72%) Windows
3 1,417 (20.07%) Finance
4 1,358 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 1,337 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
6 1,091 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 984 (13.93%) SQL
8 952 (13.48%) Office 365
9 910 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
10 871 (12.33%) Active Directory
11 821 (11.63%) Security Cleared
12 738 (10.45%) Oracle
13 714 (10.11%) Data Centre
14 703 (9.95%) Project Management
15 698 (9.88%) Windows 10
16 670 (9.49%) SC Cleared
17 599 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 594 (8.41%) SQL Server
19 577 (8.17%) DevOps
20 537 (7.60%) Java
21 517 (7.32%) SharePoint
22 503 (7.12%) Linux
23 500 (7.08%) VMware
24 494 (7.00%) PowerShell
25 446 (6.32%) Windows Server
26 437 (6.19%) Banking
27 416 (5.89%) SAP
28 406 (5.75%) Python
28 406 (5.75%) ETL
29 404 (5.72%) Analytical Skills

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
1 517 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 234 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 196 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 113 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 94 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 89 (1.26%) CMS
8 87 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 86 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 85 (1.20%) OpenStack
11 80 (1.13%) IIS
12 71 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
13 66 (0.93%) Confluence
14 63 (0.89%) Apache
15 56 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
16 47 (0.67%) Apache Spark
17 45 (0.64%) JBoss
18 41 (0.58%) SAS
19 40 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
20 38 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 293 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 276 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 102 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 89 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 80 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 56 (0.79%) InfoPath
7 33 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.11%) Windchill
9 6 (0.085%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.028%) SPSS
11 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.014%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.014%) HipChat
11 1 (0.014%) Mingle
11 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.014%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.014%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 128 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 43 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 43 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 39 (0.55%) SAP HR
6 35 (0.50%) Maximo
7 28 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 27 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 23 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
10 21 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
11 20 (0.28%) SAP MM
12 19 (0.27%) SAP FI
13 18 (0.25%) NetSuite
13 18 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
14 17 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
14 17 (0.24%) SAP CO
14 17 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
15 16 (0.23%) SAP MDG
15 16 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,091 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 952 (13.48%) Office 365
3 910 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
4 165 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 163 (2.31%) PaaS
6 159 (2.25%) IaaS
7 143 (2.02%) OneDrive
8 137 (1.94%) SaaS
9 117 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
10 102 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 78 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 75 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
12 75 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 74 (1.05%) Serverless
14 56 (0.79%) GitHub
15 52 (0.74%) Yammer
16 46 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
17 41 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 39 (0.55%) G Suite
19 31 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 353 (5.00%) Firewall
2 254 (3.60%) WAN
3 215 (3.04%) Skype
4 188 (2.66%) LAN
5 171 (2.42%) DNS
6 147 (2.08%) SAN
7 112 (1.59%) Internet
8 98 (1.39%) VPN
9 90 (1.27%) Network Security
10 83 (1.18%) DHCP
11 78 (1.10%) MPLS
12 77 (1.09%) TCP/IP
13 75 (1.06%) VLAN
14 61 (0.86%) NAS
15 58 (0.82%) Wireless
16 57 (0.81%) BGP
17 54 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
18 53 (0.75%) Unified Communications
19 48 (0.68%) SMS
20 43 (0.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 250 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 206 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 161 (2.28%) MySQL
5 159 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 144 (2.04%) Big Data
7 143 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 141 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 131 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 111 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 102 (1.44%) Power BI
12 81 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 75 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 58 (0.82%) Data Lake
15 57 (0.81%) Hadoop
16 56 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
17 53 (0.75%) RDBMS
18 52 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
19 49 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
20 48 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 291 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 245 (3.47%) JIRA
3 214 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 105 (1.49%) Selenium
5 85 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 74 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 73 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 72 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
9 71 (1.01%) Subversion
10 66 (0.93%) NUnit
10 66 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 53 (0.75%) Maven
11 53 (0.75%) MSTest
12 39 (0.55%) GitLab
13 35 (0.50%) Bitbucket
14 33 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
15 32 (0.45%) LSMW
16 30 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
17 28 (0.40%) JMeter
18 26 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 1,417 (20.07%) Finance
2 437 (6.19%) Banking
3 242 (3.43%) Retail
4 149 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 129 (1.83%) Marketing
6 100 (1.42%) Front Office
7 98 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 94 (1.33%) Legal
9 88 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 83 (1.18%) Law
11 82 (1.16%) Publishing
12 62 (0.88%) Back Office
13 56 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 51 (0.72%) Games
15 47 (0.67%) Retail Banking
16 45 (0.64%) Advertising
17 34 (0.48%) Billing
18 27 (0.38%) General Ledger
18 27 (0.38%) Local Government
18 27 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 949 (13.44%) Analyst
2 895 (12.67%) Architect
3 878 (12.43%) Developer
4 833 (11.80%) Project Manager
5 571 (8.09%) Consultant
6 447 (6.33%) Business Analyst
7 254 (3.60%) Migration Manager
8 241 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 235 (3.33%) Desktop Support
10 228 (3.23%) Data Analyst
11 217 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
12 193 (2.73%) Migration Project Manager
13 183 (2.59%) Migration Analyst
14 177 (2.51%) Migration Engineer
15 163 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 162 (2.29%) Cloud Architect
17 161 (2.28%) Support Engineer
18 152 (2.15%) Java Developer
19 151 (2.14%) Technical Architect
20 150 (2.12%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (4.46%) .NET
2 273 (3.87%) Web Services
3 188 (2.66%) CSS
4 173 (2.45%) HTML
5 170 (2.41%) XML
6 143 (2.02%) Middleware
7 109 (1.54%) REST
8 103 (1.46%) jQuery
9 97 (1.37%) ASP.NET
10 95 (1.35%) React
11 92 (1.30%) AngularJS
12 91 (1.29%) SOAP
12 91 (1.29%) Spring
13 89 (1.26%) RESTful
14 82 (1.16%) JSON
15 76 (1.08%) Node.js
16 64 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
17 53 (0.75%) LDAP
18 52 (0.74%) Hibernate
19 50 (0.71%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 714 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 404 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 132 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 122 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 108 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 99 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 90 (1.27%) User Experience
9 89 (1.26%) PKI
10 86 (1.22%) Fixed Income
11 81 (1.15%) Clustering
12 80 (1.13%) Mainframe
13 76 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
14 73 (1.03%) Replication
15 69 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 66 (0.93%) Virtual Team
17 62 (0.88%) NHS
18 59 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
19 56 (0.79%) Derivative
20 55 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,463 (20.72%) Windows
2 698 (9.88%) Windows 10
3 503 (7.12%) Linux
4 446 (6.32%) Windows Server
5 360 (5.10%) Windows 7
6 265 (3.75%) Unix
7 192 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 179 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 164 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 115 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 96 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 46 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 38 (0.54%) Solaris
14 33 (0.47%) CentOS
15 28 (0.40%) AIX
15 28 (0.40%) Android
16 26 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 19 (0.27%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.20%) SUSE
19 10 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,589 (22.50%) Data Migration
2 1,337 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
3 703 (9.95%) Project Management
4 599 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 577 (8.17%) DevOps
6 406 (5.75%) ETL
7 352 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
8 343 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
9 309 (4.38%) Business Analysis
10 298 (4.22%) Data Modelling
11 292 (4.13%) ITIL
12 286 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 279 (3.95%) CRM
14 275 (3.89%) Scrum
15 264 (3.74%) PRINCE2
16 262 (3.71%) Analytics
17 232 (3.29%) ERP
18 229 (3.24%) Time Management
19 226 (3.20%) Test Automation
20 223 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 984 (13.93%) SQL
2 537 (7.60%) Java
3 494 (7.00%) PowerShell
4 406 (5.75%) Python
5 311 (4.40%) JavaScript
6 294 (4.16%) C#
7 133 (1.88%) T-SQL
8 117 (1.66%) PL/SQL
9 113 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 104 (1.47%) C
11 95 (1.35%) Ruby
12 84 (1.19%) Perl
13 66 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 63 (0.89%) C++
14 63 (0.89%) PHP
15 60 (0.85%) Java 8
16 48 (0.68%) VB
17 46 (0.65%) VBScript
18 44 (0.62%) Scala
19 39 (0.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 821 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 670 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 248 (3.51%) Degree
4 182 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 158 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 123 (1.74%) MCSE
7 81 (1.15%) CCNP
7 81 (1.15%) DV Cleared
8 75 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 74 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 70 (0.99%) CCNA
11 67 (0.95%) PMP
12 47 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 47 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 41 (0.58%) CCIE
14 39 (0.55%) AWS Certification
15 38 (0.54%) DBS Check
16 36 (0.51%) MCSA
17 34 (0.48%) ISEB
17 34 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (3.50%) Data Quality
2 187 (2.65%) QA
3 135 (1.91%) GDPR
4 112 (1.59%) PMO
5 55 (0.78%) SLA
6 31 (0.44%) HL7
7 29 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (0.099%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.085%) COBIT
11 6 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.071%) IFRS
12 5 (0.071%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.071%) MiFID
12 5 (0.071%) PSD2
12 5 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.057%) SEPA
System Software
1 871 (12.33%) Active Directory
2 289 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 231 (3.27%) Docker
4 119 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 101 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 99 (1.40%) XenApp
7 86 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 80 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
9 79 (1.12%) vSphere
10 53 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
12 26 (0.37%) BitLocker
13 25 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (0.28%) VMware NSX
15 18 (0.25%) XenServer
16 16 (0.23%) DFS Replication
16 16 (0.23%) vCloud
17 15 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
18 11 (0.16%) KVM
19 10 (0.14%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 335 (4.74%) SCCM
2 278 (3.94%) Puppet
3 265 (3.75%) Ansible
4 214 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 211 (2.99%) Terraform
6 175 (2.48%) Kubernetes
7 122 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 62 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 54 (0.76%) SCOM
10 50 (0.71%) Packer
11 35 (0.50%) AirWatch
12 32 (0.45%) WSUS
13 31 (0.44%) FortiGate
14 27 (0.38%) NetBackup
14 27 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 25 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
16 24 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
17 21 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 21 (0.30%) Mesos
17 21 (0.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,358 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 738 (10.45%) Oracle
3 500 (7.08%) VMware
4 416 (5.89%) SAP
5 371 (5.25%) Cisco
6 295 (4.18%) Citrix
7 185 (2.62%) Google
8 151 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 141 (2.00%) IBM
10 108 (1.53%) HP
11 102 (1.44%) Apple
12 95 (1.35%) Dell
13 83 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 74 (1.05%) F5
14 74 (1.05%) Juniper
15 73 (1.03%) CheckPoint
16 64 (0.91%) EMC
17 52 (0.74%) NetApp
17 52 (0.74%) Nintex
17 52 (0.74%) Talend