Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Migration 7,050 6,524 7,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.81% 6.85% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 8.07% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,494 4,146 4,816
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 178 121
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.72 £11.50
90th Percentile £39.50 £43.83 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.67% -15.25%

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 88,714 80,881 92,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.94% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,518 52,925 61,090
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,434 2,131 2,294
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.18 £52.38 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 19 July 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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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 6,399 £450 +5.88% 664
UK excluding London -5 3,994 £425 +3.66% 428
London 0 2,928 £488 +8.33% 277
South East +1 1,272 £440 +3.53% 106
North of England -16 753 £390 -2.50% 107
Midlands -5 646 £425 +3.03% 72
South West +6 422 £400 - 61
West Midlands -6 415 £425 +6.25% 44
Scotland -5 408 £415 +3.75% 26
North West -13 404 £380 -5.00% 51
East of England +5 363 £425 - 40
Yorkshire -3 271 £400 +6.67% 45
East Midlands -4 206 £400 -5.88% 27
Wales +4 138 £410 +17.14% 13
North East -23 78 £343 +5.38% 11
Northern Ireland +15 13 £500 +25.00% 2
Channel Islands -3 3 £525 +5.00%
Isle of Man +1 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 1,689 (23.96%) Data Migration
2 1,527 (21.66%) Finance
3 1,449 (20.55%) Windows
4 1,391 (19.73%) Microsoft
5 1,294 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1,010 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 987 (14.00%) SQL
8 931 (13.21%) Office 365
9 841 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
10 840 (11.91%) Active Directory
11 824 (11.69%) Security Cleared
12 687 (9.74%) Oracle
13 676 (9.59%) Project Management
14 666 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 664 (9.42%) Windows 10
16 661 (9.38%) Data Centre
17 656 (9.30%) SC Cleared
18 611 (8.67%) SQL Server
19 549 (7.79%) DevOps
20 513 (7.28%) PowerShell
21 506 (7.18%) Java
22 497 (7.05%) Banking
23 492 (6.98%) Linux
24 475 (6.74%) SharePoint
25 445 (6.31%) VMware
26 434 (6.16%) Python
27 427 (6.06%) SAP
28 413 (5.86%) Windows Server
29 405 (5.74%) ETL
30 400 (5.67%) 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
1 475 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 242 (3.43%) MS Exchange
3 209 (2.96%) Skype for Business
4 115 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 96 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 91 (1.29%) IIS
7 87 (1.23%) Confluence
8 77 (1.09%) CMS
9 76 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 74 (1.05%) Apache
11 65 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
12 61 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 60 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 52 (0.74%) OpenStack
15 49 (0.70%) WebLogic
16 47 (0.67%) SAS
17 45 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
18 43 (0.61%) Tomcat
19 41 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
19 41 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 309 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 301 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 92 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 91 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 41 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.13%) SPSS
8 8 (0.11%) HipChat
9 6 (0.085%) Windchill
10 4 (0.057%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.057%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.043%) Simulink
12 2 (0.028%) CATIA
13 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.014%) Mingle
13 1 (0.014%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.014%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.014%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 146 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 36 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (0.45%) SAP HR
6 26 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 24 (0.34%) Maximo
7 24 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 23 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 23 (0.33%) SAP MM
9 20 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 20 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 19 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 19 (0.27%) NetSuite
10 19 (0.27%) SAP CO
10 19 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
11 15 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
11 15 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 14 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1,010 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 931 (13.21%) Office 365
3 841 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
4 154 (2.18%) PaaS
5 144 (2.04%) SaaS
6 125 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 124 (1.76%) IaaS
7 124 (1.76%) OneDrive
8 107 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
9 89 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
10 82 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 77 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
12 60 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 59 (0.84%) Serverless
14 54 (0.77%) Yammer
15 52 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 52 (0.74%) GitHub
16 48 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 38 (0.54%) G Suite
18 35 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 355 (5.04%) Firewall
2 251 (3.56%) WAN
3 228 (3.23%) Skype
4 193 (2.74%) LAN
5 159 (2.26%) DNS
6 144 (2.04%) SAN
7 109 (1.55%) VPN
8 106 (1.50%) Internet
9 83 (1.18%) Network Security
9 83 (1.18%) TCP/IP
10 79 (1.12%) DHCP
11 75 (1.06%) VLAN
12 70 (0.99%) MPLS
12 70 (0.99%) SMS
13 58 (0.82%) NAS
14 57 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
14 57 (0.81%) Wireless
15 55 (0.78%) BGP
15 55 (0.78%) Unified Communications
16 46 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 277 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
3 203 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 175 (2.48%) Big Data
5 163 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 161 (2.28%) Oracle Database
7 148 (2.10%) MySQL
8 145 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 131 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
10 104 (1.48%) MongoDB
11 98 (1.39%) Hadoop
11 98 (1.39%) Power BI
12 89 (1.26%) NoSQL
13 68 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
14 66 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 60 (0.85%) Data Lake
16 57 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 55 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
18 53 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
19 45 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 282 (4.00%) JIRA
2 280 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 272 (3.86%) Jenkins
4 101 (1.43%) Selenium
5 98 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 83 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 68 (0.96%) Subversion
8 67 (0.95%) Cucumber
9 64 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 49 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 48 (0.68%) NUnit
12 36 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 34 (0.48%) Artifactory
13 34 (0.48%) Maven
14 33 (0.47%) LSMW
15 29 (0.41%) Bitbucket
16 27 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
17 24 (0.34%) MSI
17 24 (0.34%) Vagrant
18 23 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,527 (21.66%) Finance
2 497 (7.05%) Banking
3 280 (3.97%) Retail
4 162 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 124 (1.76%) Marketing
6 109 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 108 (1.53%) Legal
8 103 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 85 (1.21%) Law
10 84 (1.19%) Front Office
11 71 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 70 (0.99%) Back Office
13 68 (0.96%) Publishing
14 52 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 47 (0.67%) Advertising
16 42 (0.60%) Games
17 39 (0.55%) Local Government
18 37 (0.52%) General Ledger
19 35 (0.50%) French Language
20 34 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 980 (13.90%) Analyst
2 868 (12.31%) Architect
3 809 (11.48%) Project Manager
4 783 (11.11%) Developer
5 617 (8.75%) Consultant
6 443 (6.28%) Business Analyst
7 264 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
8 257 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
9 244 (3.46%) Migration Manager
10 236 (3.35%) Desktop Support
11 223 (3.16%) Data Analyst
12 192 (2.72%) Migration Analyst
12 192 (2.72%) Support Engineer
13 185 (2.62%) Migration Project Manager
14 184 (2.61%) Migration Engineer
15 171 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 163 (2.31%) Administrator
17 160 (2.27%) AWS Engineer
18 156 (2.21%) Cloud Architect
19 153 (2.17%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (4.21%) .NET
2 223 (3.16%) Web Services
3 217 (3.08%) XML
4 191 (2.71%) CSS
5 184 (2.61%) HTML
6 119 (1.69%) JSON
7 113 (1.60%) AngularJS
7 113 (1.60%) REST
8 110 (1.56%) Middleware
9 97 (1.38%) React
10 89 (1.26%) SOAP
11 79 (1.12%) Node.js
12 78 (1.11%) Spring
13 75 (1.06%) ASP.NET
14 67 (0.95%) jQuery
15 62 (0.88%) RESTful
16 59 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
17 55 (0.78%) LDAP
18 54 (0.77%) HTML5
19 52 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 661 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 400 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
4 134 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 118 (1.67%) Public Cloud
6 111 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 111 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 94 (1.33%) User Experience
8 78 (1.11%) Replication
9 77 (1.09%) PKI
10 72 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 71 (1.01%) Data Structures
12 70 (0.99%) Clustering
13 68 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 68 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 61 (0.87%) NHS
15 59 (0.84%) Fixed Income
16 57 (0.81%) Private Cloud
17 56 (0.79%) Derivative
18 47 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,449 (20.55%) Windows
2 664 (9.42%) Windows 10
3 492 (6.98%) Linux
4 413 (5.86%) Windows Server
5 313 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 287 (4.07%) Unix
7 201 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 185 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 175 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 110 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 96 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 50 (0.71%) Solaris
13 44 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 42 (0.60%) AIX
15 33 (0.47%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.35%) CentOS
17 21 (0.30%) Android
17 21 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.21%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,689 (23.96%) Data Migration
2 1,294 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 676 (9.59%) Project Management
4 666 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 549 (7.79%) DevOps
6 405 (5.74%) ETL
7 386 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
8 331 (4.70%) ITIL
9 319 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
10 311 (4.41%) Business Analysis
11 310 (4.40%) Data Modelling
12 301 (4.27%) CRM
13 281 (3.99%) PRINCE2
14 279 (3.96%) Scrum
15 267 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
16 244 (3.46%) Analytics
17 224 (3.18%) Time Management
18 221 (3.13%) Change Management
19 217 (3.08%) Data Analysis
20 216 (3.06%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 987 (14.00%) SQL
2 513 (7.28%) PowerShell
3 506 (7.18%) Java
4 434 (6.16%) Python
5 337 (4.78%) JavaScript
6 255 (3.62%) C#
7 146 (2.07%) Bash Shell
8 112 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 110 (1.56%) Perl
10 108 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 100 (1.42%) C
12 86 (1.22%) Ruby
13 77 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 65 (0.92%) PHP
15 64 (0.91%) C++
16 63 (0.89%) Java 8
17 48 (0.68%) VBA
17 48 (0.68%) VBScript
18 40 (0.57%) Scala
19 34 (0.48%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 824 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 656 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 273 (3.87%) Degree
4 195 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 168 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 128 (1.82%) MCSE
7 102 (1.45%) CCNP
7 102 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 80 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 76 (1.08%) CCNA
10 74 (1.05%) PMP
11 70 (0.99%) AWS Certification
12 67 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 52 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 50 (0.71%) CCIE
15 44 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 39 (0.55%) DBS Check
16 39 (0.55%) MCSA
17 36 (0.51%) ISEB
18 35 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 177 (2.51%) QA
3 129 (1.83%) GDPR
4 109 (1.55%) PMO
5 52 (0.74%) SLA
6 34 (0.48%) GCP
7 30 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 29 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (0.26%) HL7
10 17 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.16%) MiFID
12 10 (0.14%) IFRS
12 10 (0.14%) PSD2
13 9 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.099%) GxP
16 6 (0.085%) TARGET2
17 5 (0.071%) HIPAA
17 5 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 5 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 840 (11.91%) Active Directory
2 272 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (3.04%) Docker
4 119 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 95 (1.35%) XenApp
6 83 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 77 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 67 (0.95%) vSphere
9 64 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 36 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 33 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 27 (0.38%) VMware NSX
14 25 (0.35%) BitLocker
15 20 (0.28%) NFS
16 16 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 15 (0.21%) vCloud
17 15 (0.21%) XenServer
18 12 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 315 (4.47%) SCCM
2 240 (3.40%) Ansible
3 224 (3.18%) Puppet
4 208 (2.95%) Terraform
5 167 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 142 (2.01%) Kubernetes
7 111 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 55 (0.78%) SCOM
9 44 (0.62%) Packer
10 41 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
11 33 (0.47%) WSUS
12 29 (0.41%) NetBackup
13 28 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 26 (0.37%) AirWatch
15 26 (0.37%) Mesos
16 24 (0.34%) HAProxy
17 23 (0.33%) FortiGate
18 21 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
19 19 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,391 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 687 (9.74%) Oracle
3 445 (6.31%) VMware
4 427 (6.06%) SAP
5 362 (5.13%) Cisco
6 289 (4.10%) Citrix
7 177 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
8 150 (2.13%) Google
9 136 (1.93%) IBM
10 123 (1.74%) HP
11 94 (1.33%) Apple
12 87 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 86 (1.22%) Dell
14 76 (1.08%) EMC
15 68 (0.96%) F5
16 63 (0.89%) Informatica
17 60 (0.85%) Juniper
18 58 (0.82%) CheckPoint
19 52 (0.74%) Teradata
20 46 (0.65%) Symantec