Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 27 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing Migration 7,190 7,116 6,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.23% 6.98% 6.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.51% 8.04% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,551 4,514 4,362
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £650 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 303 166
UK median hourly rate £16.95 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.07% -8.20% -18.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.00 £35.00 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% -13.33% -20.00%

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 75,597 88,473 84,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.57% 86.79% 86.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,590 58,400 55,989
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,445 2,104
UK median hourly rate £24.08 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.46% -14.58% +5.10%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.93 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +19.63% -14.89% -

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +12 6,561 £475 +5.56% 853
UK excluding London +8 4,052 £450 +5.88% 599
London +12 2,889 £500 +3.63% 319
South East +3 1,155 £463 +2.78% 145
North of England +15 945 £450 +12.50% 133
Midlands +6 675 £450 +5.88% 113
West Midlands +6 499 £450 +5.88% 71
North West +13 490 £450 +9.76% 79
South West -2 460 £450 +5.88% 82
East of England +3 361 £425 - 61
Yorkshire +15 344 £425 +6.25% 45
Scotland +5 343 £450 +5.88% 54
East Midlands +7 161 £425 +6.25% 42
North East +32 112 £425 +6.13% 9
Wales +11 97 £475 +11.76% 5
Northern Ireland -6 16 £195 -51.25% 3
Channel Islands - 9 £415 - 2
Isle of Man +3 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,760 (24.48%) Windows
2 1,752 (24.37%) Data Migration
3 1,432 (19.92%) Microsoft
4 1,332 (18.53%) Azure
5 1,319 (18.34%) Finance
6 1,141 (15.87%) SQL
7 1,130 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
8 969 (13.48%) AWS
9 950 (13.21%) Active Directory
10 941 (13.09%) Office 365
11 875 (12.17%) Windows 10
12 855 (11.89%) Security Cleared
13 821 (11.42%) DevOps
14 676 (9.40%) Data Centre
15 659 (9.17%) Oracle
16 657 (9.14%) Linux
17 650 (9.04%) SC Cleared
18 630 (8.76%) SQL Server
19 605 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 519 (7.22%) Project Management
21 515 (7.16%) VMware
22 497 (6.91%) PowerShell
23 480 (6.68%) SharePoint
24 460 (6.40%) SAP
25 431 (5.99%) Python
26 422 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
27 421 (5.86%) Windows 7
28 420 (5.84%) ETL
29 418 (5.81%) Public Sector
30 415 (5.77%) SCCM

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
1 480 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 195 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 156 (2.17%) Skype for Business
4 123 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 88 (1.22%) Apache
6 81 (1.13%) IIS
7 76 (1.06%) Confluence
8 72 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 61 (0.85%) CMS
10 57 (0.79%) JBoss
11 56 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
12 53 (0.74%) SAS
13 43 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 33 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 30 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 29 (0.40%) WebLogic
17 26 (0.36%) Drupal
18 24 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
19 23 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
20 22 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 255 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 235 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 77 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 66 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 54 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.070%) CATIA
10 4 (0.056%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.042%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.042%) SPSS
11 3 (0.042%) Stata
12 2 (0.028%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.028%) InDesign
13 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.014%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.014%) Mingle
13 1 (0.014%) Notepad++
13 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 148 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 46 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 40 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 39 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 30 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 28 (0.39%) SAP MDG
8 26 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 25 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
10 24 (0.33%) NetSuite
10 24 (0.33%) SAP ERP
10 24 (0.33%) SAP FI
11 23 (0.32%) SAP CO
11 23 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
12 21 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
13 20 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
14 19 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
15 15 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
15 15 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,332 (18.53%) Azure
2 969 (13.48%) AWS
3 941 (13.09%) Office 365
4 260 (3.62%) Power Platform
5 217 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 211 (2.93%) IaaS
7 206 (2.87%) PaaS
8 197 (2.74%) GCP
9 186 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
10 138 (1.92%) SaaS
11 131 (1.82%) OneDrive
12 116 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
13 112 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 100 (1.39%) GitHub
15 93 (1.29%) Amazon S3
16 86 (1.20%) Serverless
17 80 (1.11%) OpenShift
18 64 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
19 60 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
20 59 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 319 (4.44%) Firewall
2 247 (3.44%) DNS
3 216 (3.00%) WAN
4 188 (2.61%) LAN
5 182 (2.53%) Skype
6 138 (1.92%) VPN
7 129 (1.79%) DHCP
8 123 (1.71%) SAN
9 103 (1.43%) Internet
10 90 (1.25%) Network Security
11 84 (1.17%) TCP/IP
11 84 (1.17%) Wireless
12 83 (1.15%) MPLS
13 69 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (0.93%) BGP
15 65 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
16 56 (0.78%) Unified Communications
16 56 (0.78%) VoIP
17 54 (0.75%) OSPF
18 53 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 630 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 339 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 307 (4.27%) Big Data
4 284 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 212 (2.95%) Power BI
6 175 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 172 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 148 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 147 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 119 (1.66%) MySQL
11 114 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
12 101 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 101 (1.40%) Data Lake
13 97 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 85 (1.18%) NoSQL
15 74 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
16 72 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
17 67 (0.93%) Apache Hive
18 66 (0.92%) MongoDB
19 65 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 288 (4.01%) Jenkins
2 272 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 242 (3.37%) JIRA
4 113 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 59 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 57 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 53 (0.74%) Selenium
8 51 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (0.60%) Maven
10 41 (0.57%) Visual Studio
11 40 (0.56%) GitLab
12 33 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 31 (0.43%) Bitbucket
13 31 (0.43%) MSI
14 28 (0.39%) Mockito
15 25 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 25 (0.35%) Subversion
16 22 (0.31%) Artifactory
17 21 (0.29%) JMeter
17 21 (0.29%) SonarQube
General
1 1,319 (18.34%) Finance
2 418 (5.81%) Public Sector
3 357 (4.97%) Banking
4 222 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 211 (2.93%) Retail
6 111 (1.54%) Marketing
7 102 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 78 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 71 (0.99%) Legal
10 67 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 60 (0.83%) Front Office
12 58 (0.81%) Back Office
13 56 (0.78%) Local Government
14 49 (0.68%) Law
15 44 (0.61%) Billing
16 41 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
17 37 (0.51%) Police
17 37 (0.51%) Publishing
18 30 (0.42%) Retail Banking
19 26 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,060 (14.74%) Architect
2 769 (10.70%) Analyst
3 708 (9.85%) Developer
4 685 (9.53%) Project Manager
5 605 (8.41%) Consultant
6 315 (4.38%) Business Analyst
7 282 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 263 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
9 238 (3.31%) Migration Engineer
10 217 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
11 215 (2.99%) Data Analyst
12 210 (2.92%) Migration Manager
13 195 (2.71%) Data Architect
14 180 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 179 (2.49%) Administrator
15 179 (2.49%) Network Engineer
16 174 (2.42%) Cloud Architect
17 173 (2.41%) Technical Architect
18 165 (2.29%) Cloud Engineer
19 158 (2.20%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (3.67%) .NET
2 235 (3.27%) Web Services
3 196 (2.73%) XML
4 145 (2.02%) Middleware
5 133 (1.85%) HTML
6 115 (1.60%) CSS
6 115 (1.60%) JSON
7 102 (1.42%) SOAP
8 94 (1.31%) RESTful
9 91 (1.27%) REST
10 77 (1.07%) AngularJS
11 72 (1.00%) Node.js
12 71 (0.99%) Spring
13 68 (0.95%) Kafka
14 66 (0.92%) LDAP
15 52 (0.72%) jQuery
16 50 (0.70%) ASP.NET
17 48 (0.67%) React
18 46 (0.64%) J2EE
19 45 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 676 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 323 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 162 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 117 (1.63%) NHS
6 104 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
7 101 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 90 (1.25%) User Experience
9 89 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 83 (1.15%) Clustering
11 63 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 61 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 61 (0.85%) Replication
13 57 (0.79%) LIMS
14 54 (0.75%) Private Cloud
15 50 (0.70%) Driving Licence
16 49 (0.68%) Data Structures
17 46 (0.64%) e-Health
17 46 (0.64%) PACS
18 45 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,760 (24.48%) Windows
2 875 (12.17%) Windows 10
3 657 (9.14%) Linux
4 421 (5.86%) Windows 7
5 408 (5.67%) Windows Server
6 248 (3.45%) Unix
7 189 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 158 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 146 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 123 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 85 (1.18%) Solaris
12 68 (0.95%) AIX
13 49 (0.68%) CentOS
14 46 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (0.46%) Android
16 26 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 25 (0.35%) Apple iOS
18 20 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.26%) VMS
20 15 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,752 (24.37%) Data Migration
2 1,130 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
3 821 (11.42%) DevOps
4 605 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 519 (7.22%) Project Management
6 422 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
7 420 (5.84%) ETL
8 391 (5.44%) ITIL
9 379 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
10 350 (4.87%) Project Delivery
11 343 (4.77%) Analytics
12 341 (4.74%) Scrum
13 319 (4.44%) Data Modelling
14 281 (3.91%) Change Management
15 280 (3.89%) CRM
16 271 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 266 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 249 (3.46%) PRINCE2
19 241 (3.35%) ERP
20 222 (3.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,141 (15.87%) SQL
2 497 (6.91%) PowerShell
3 431 (5.99%) Python
4 382 (5.31%) Java
5 274 (3.81%) C#
6 268 (3.73%) JavaScript
7 147 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 144 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 120 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 113 (1.57%) Ruby
11 96 (1.34%) C
12 89 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 82 (1.14%) Perl
14 62 (0.86%) PHP
15 55 (0.76%) VB
15 55 (0.76%) VBA
16 44 (0.61%) C++
17 40 (0.56%) Scala
18 36 (0.50%) Java 8
19 33 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 855 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 650 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 236 (3.28%) Degree
4 203 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (1.64%) CCNP
6 110 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 105 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 97 (1.35%) CCNA
9 88 (1.22%) PMI Certification
10 74 (1.03%) PMP
11 66 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 65 (0.90%) MCSE
13 63 (0.88%) CCIE
14 53 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
15 49 (0.68%) AWS Certification
16 46 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
17 43 (0.60%) ISEB
18 39 (0.54%) ISTQB
19 35 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 32 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 179 (2.49%) QA
3 90 (1.25%) PMO
4 71 (0.99%) GDPR
5 65 (0.90%) SLA
6 47 (0.65%) HL7
7 41 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.35%) NCSC
9 16 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.14%) NIST
12 9 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.13%) WCAG
13 7 (0.097%) MiFID
14 6 (0.083%) COBIT
15 4 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.056%) PSD2
16 3 (0.042%) Government Security Classifications
16 3 (0.042%) IFRS
System Software
1 950 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 295 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 290 (4.03%) Docker
4 145 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 88 (1.22%) vSphere
6 81 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (0.89%) XenApp
9 62 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 54 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 39 (0.54%) VMware NSX
13 36 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 23 (0.32%) Firmware
14 23 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.19%) Postfix
17 13 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
18 11 (0.15%) NFS
19 9 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 415 (5.77%) SCCM
2 341 (4.74%) Terraform
3 312 (4.34%) Kubernetes
4 301 (4.19%) Ansible
5 230 (3.20%) Puppet
6 167 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
7 140 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 76 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
9 62 (0.86%) SCOM
10 44 (0.61%) Data Guard
11 34 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
12 30 (0.42%) Consul
12 30 (0.42%) Packer
13 27 (0.38%) vRealize
14 24 (0.33%) AirWatch
14 24 (0.33%) vCenter Server
15 23 (0.32%) HP ALM
16 22 (0.31%) WSUS
17 21 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
18 20 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,432 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 659 (9.17%) Oracle
3 515 (7.16%) VMware
4 460 (6.40%) SAP
5 414 (5.76%) Cisco
6 246 (3.42%) Citrix
7 212 (2.95%) Google
8 145 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 134 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 128 (1.78%) IBM
11 112 (1.56%) HP
12 96 (1.34%) Informatica
13 88 (1.22%) Tableau
14 80 (1.11%) Juniper
15 77 (1.07%) CheckPoint
16 76 (1.06%) F5
17 65 (0.90%) Cloudera
18 63 (0.88%) Palo Alto
19 60 (0.83%) NetApp
20 56 (0.78%) ServiceNow