Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Migration 6708 7216 7569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.75% 6.77% 6.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.99% 8.08% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4330 4599 4758
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 131 211
UK median hourly rate £15.97 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.31% +18.03% -15.28%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -10.29% +11.48% -12.86%

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 83975 89343 92303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.86% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55712 59123 59824
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1987 2334 2671
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +7.23% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 -1 6096 £425 - 381
UK excluding London +4 3987 £410 +2.50% 234
London -3 2549 £460 +2.22% 183
South East -6 1147 £425 - 63
North of England +9 943 £400 +6.67% 49
Midlands +8 622 £413 +3.13% 30
North West 0 555 £425 +3.66% 25
South West -2 414 £400 - 26
Scotland +5 384 £400 +5.26% 38
West Midlands +9 369 £380 -1.30% 19
East of England +9 368 £425 +6.25% 25
Yorkshire +20 275 £375 - 21
East Midlands +1 237 £450 +12.43% 11
North East +9 114 £333 -2.21% 3
Wales +12 113 £350 +7.69% 2
Northern Ireland -45 19 £400 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1849 (27.56%) Data Migration
2 1443 (21.51%) Finance
3 1241 (18.50%) Windows
4 1211 (18.05%) Microsoft
5 1064 (15.86%) SQL
6 887 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
7 791 (11.79%) Office 365
8 745 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 715 (10.66%) SQL Server
10 691 (10.30%) Data Centre
11 676 (10.08%) Active Directory
11 676 (10.08%) Banking
12 652 (9.72%) Oracle
13 643 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 625 (9.32%) Project Management
15 580 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
16 578 (8.62%) SC Cleared
17 571 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
18 551 (8.21%) SAP
19 541 (8.06%) Linux
20 492 (7.33%) ETL
21 468 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
22 459 (6.84%) SharePoint
23 441 (6.57%) VMware
24 411 (6.13%) Java
25 380 (5.66%) Windows Server
26 366 (5.46%) DevOps
27 361 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
28 356 (5.31%) Windows 10
29 352 (5.25%) PRINCE2

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
1 459 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 269 (4.01%) MS Exchange
3 176 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 171 (2.55%) Skype for Business
5 114 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 110 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 97 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 87 (1.30%) CMS
9 85 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 80 (1.19%) IIS
11 75 (1.12%) Apache
12 65 (0.97%) SAS
13 53 (0.79%) Confluence
14 47 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 46 (0.69%) OpenStack
16 42 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
16 42 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.57%) WebLogic
18 35 (0.52%) Documentum
19 33 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 361 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 256 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 106 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 82 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
5 74 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.060%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.045%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.045%) SPSS
10 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.015%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.015%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.015%) GIMP
10 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 135 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 58 (0.86%) Maximo
4 54 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 52 (0.78%) SAP CO
5 52 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 51 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
7 47 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
8 43 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
9 36 (0.54%) SAP MM
10 33 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
11 30 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
12 29 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
13 23 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
14 20 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
14 20 (0.30%) SAP ERP
15 19 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 19 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
16 18 (0.27%) NetSuite
17 16 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 791 (11.79%) Office 365
2 643 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 580 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
4 145 (2.16%) IaaS
5 118 (1.76%) PaaS
6 105 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 101 (1.51%) SaaS
8 65 (0.97%) OneDrive
9 55 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 49 (0.73%) GitHub
11 31 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
12 30 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 24 (0.36%) Amazon S3
16 23 (0.34%) Force.com
16 23 (0.34%) G Suite
16 23 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
16 23 (0.34%) OpenShift
17 19 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 255 (3.80%) Firewall
2 226 (3.37%) DNS
3 213 (3.18%) SAN
4 189 (2.82%) WAN
5 188 (2.80%) Skype
6 166 (2.47%) LAN
7 116 (1.73%) TCP/IP
8 94 (1.40%) DHCP
9 82 (1.22%) Internet
10 78 (1.16%) VPN
11 72 (1.07%) VLAN
12 67 (1.00%) NAS
13 59 (0.88%) BGP
14 56 (0.83%) Intranet
14 56 (0.83%) Network Security
14 56 (0.83%) VoIP
14 56 (0.83%) Wireless
15 49 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
16 47 (0.70%) LDAP
16 47 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 311 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 266 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 183 (2.73%) Oracle Database
5 125 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 120 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 114 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 106 (1.58%) MySQL
9 100 (1.49%) Big Data
10 99 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 80 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
11 80 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 71 (1.06%) SAP BW
13 62 (0.92%) NoSQL
13 62 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
14 59 (0.88%) Power BI
14 59 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 54 (0.81%) DB2
16 51 (0.76%) MongoDB
17 50 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 157 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 142 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 130 (1.94%) JIRA
4 108 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 50 (0.75%) MSI
7 49 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 47 (0.70%) Subversion
9 43 (0.64%) Maven
10 36 (0.54%) LSMW
11 33 (0.49%) Selenium
11 33 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
12 29 (0.43%) SoapUI
13 28 (0.42%) JUnit
13 28 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
14 27 (0.40%) TeamCity
15 25 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
16 23 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
18 19 (0.28%) Mockito
General
1 1443 (21.51%) Finance
2 676 (10.08%) Banking
3 329 (4.90%) Retail
4 161 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 139 (2.07%) Retail Banking
6 137 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 125 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 122 (1.82%) Legal
9 113 (1.68%) Marketing
10 105 (1.57%) Front Office
11 65 (0.97%) Advertising
12 48 (0.72%) Law
13 47 (0.70%) Billing
14 45 (0.67%) Publishing
15 41 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (0.54%) Local Government
17 34 (0.51%) Back Office
18 30 (0.45%) Electronics
19 26 (0.39%) General Ledger
20 25 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1055 (15.73%) Analyst
2 762 (11.36%) Developer
3 741 (11.05%) Architect
4 738 (11.00%) Consultant
5 720 (10.73%) Project Manager
6 419 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 261 (3.89%) Data Analyst
8 236 (3.52%) Migration Manager
9 188 (2.80%) Migration Engineer
10 181 (2.70%) Administrator
11 179 (2.67%) Migration Project Manager
12 177 (2.64%) DBA
12 177 (2.64%) Migration Analyst
13 171 (2.55%) Test Analyst
14 154 (2.30%) SQL Developer
15 139 (2.07%) Solutions Architect
16 137 (2.04%) Support Engineer
17 133 (1.98%) Migration Consultant
18 131 (1.95%) DevOps Engineer
19 129 (1.92%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (4.90%) .NET
2 207 (3.09%) Web Services
3 167 (2.49%) XML
4 150 (2.24%) HTML
5 125 (1.86%) CSS
6 111 (1.65%) Middleware
7 85 (1.27%) Spring
8 76 (1.13%) JSON
9 75 (1.12%) ASP.NET
10 63 (0.94%) .NET Framework
10 63 (0.94%) SOAP
11 62 (0.92%) jQuery
12 57 (0.85%) J2EE
13 55 (0.82%) REST
14 53 (0.79%) XSLT
15 52 (0.78%) AngularJS
16 45 (0.67%) HTML5
17 42 (0.63%) RESTful
18 40 (0.60%) Hibernate
19 39 (0.58%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 691 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 468 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 93 (1.39%) Replication
5 86 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 84 (1.25%) Clustering
6 84 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 77 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 74 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 66 (0.98%) Fixed Income
10 63 (0.94%) NHS
11 59 (0.88%) Derivative
12 58 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
13 56 (0.83%) Mainframe
13 56 (0.83%) Private Cloud
14 53 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 51 (0.76%) PKI
16 50 (0.75%) Equities
17 49 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 47 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1241 (18.50%) Windows
2 541 (8.06%) Linux
3 380 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 356 (5.31%) Windows 10
5 303 (4.52%) Unix
6 257 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 228 (3.40%) Windows 7
8 167 (2.49%) Solaris
9 165 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 132 (1.97%) AIX
11 123 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 76 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (0.78%) Windows XP
14 45 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 38 (0.57%) HPUX
16 36 (0.54%) VMS
17 29 (0.43%) CentOS
18 28 (0.42%) Android
19 25 (0.37%) Apple iOS
20 11 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1849 (27.56%) Data Migration
2 887 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
3 625 (9.32%) Project Management
4 571 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 492 (7.33%) ETL
6 366 (5.46%) DevOps
7 352 (5.25%) PRINCE2
8 349 (5.20%) Data Modelling
9 340 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
10 333 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 323 (4.82%) ITIL
12 294 (4.38%) ERP
13 280 (4.17%) CRM
14 252 (3.76%) Change Management
15 240 (3.58%) Business Analysis
16 228 (3.40%) Data Analysis
17 200 (2.98%) Scrum
18 183 (2.73%) Data Cleansing
19 165 (2.46%) Data Management
20 161 (2.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1064 (15.86%) SQL
2 411 (6.13%) Java
3 337 (5.02%) PowerShell
4 261 (3.89%) C#
5 208 (3.10%) JavaScript
6 192 (2.86%) Python
7 180 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 89 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 74 (1.10%) Perl
10 64 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 62 (0.92%) PHP
12 53 (0.79%) C
13 52 (0.78%) C++
14 46 (0.69%) VBScript
15 45 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 44 (0.66%) Apex Code
17 40 (0.60%) VBA
18 38 (0.57%) Ruby
19 28 (0.42%) VB
20 26 (0.39%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 745 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 578 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 246 (3.67%) Degree
4 129 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 127 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (1.51%) MCSE
7 84 (1.25%) CCNP
8 83 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 83 (1.24%) PMP
9 72 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 69 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 64 (0.95%) CCNA
12 63 (0.94%) ISEB
13 61 (0.91%) ISTQB
14 47 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 40 (0.60%) CCIE
16 39 (0.58%) AWS Certification
17 38 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
18 36 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 30 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 158 (2.36%) QA
3 89 (1.33%) PMO
4 74 (1.10%) SLA
5 54 (0.81%) GDPR
6 37 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 36 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
8 30 (0.45%) HL7
9 29 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 23 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (0.25%) MiFID
12 11 (0.16%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.12%) GxP
15 7 (0.10%) COBIT
15 7 (0.10%) EMIR
16 6 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
16 6 (0.089%) GCP
16 6 (0.089%) IFRS
17 5 (0.075%) TARGET2
System Software
1 676 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 233 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 111 (1.65%) Docker
5 82 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 78 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 77 (1.15%) vSphere
8 66 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
9 53 (0.79%) XenApp
10 50 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
11 31 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 29 (0.43%) NFS
13 26 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 22 (0.33%) Veritas File System
15 21 (0.31%) VMware NSX
16 18 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 15 (0.22%) DFS Replication
19 11 (0.16%) Samba
20 10 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 250 (3.73%) SCCM
2 168 (2.50%) Puppet
3 160 (2.39%) Ansible
4 122 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 60 (0.89%) Terraform
7 55 (0.82%) SCOM
8 43 (0.64%) NetBackup
9 38 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 37 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 36 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 32 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
13 31 (0.46%) AirWatch
13 31 (0.46%) Data Guard
14 30 (0.45%) WMI
15 27 (0.40%) WSUS
16 26 (0.39%) Nagios
16 26 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 22 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1211 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 652 (9.72%) Oracle
3 551 (8.21%) SAP
4 441 (6.57%) VMware
5 343 (5.11%) Cisco
6 218 (3.25%) IBM
7 196 (2.92%) Citrix
8 153 (2.28%) HP
9 151 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
10 128 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 109 (1.62%) NetApp
12 87 (1.30%) Juniper
13 73 (1.09%) Google
14 64 (0.95%) Informatica
15 63 (0.94%) Symantec
16 61 (0.91%) EMC
17 55 (0.82%) CheckPoint
18 53 (0.79%) Ariba
19 49 (0.73%) Brocade
20 46 (0.69%) F5