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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 24 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Migration 6,902 5,401 3,361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.71% 8.14% 8.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.60% 9.15% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,918 3,669 2,229
10th Percentile £363 £330 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £730 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 104 86
10th Percentile £14.10 £11.17 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.91 £12.82 £13.07
Median hourly rate £26.00 £16.98 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +53.17% -10.66% +19.80%
75th Percentile £63.00 £45.66 £23.56
90th Percentile £69.80 £56.75 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.78 £15.86 £19.00
% change year-on-year +37.33% -16.53% +24.59%

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 80,223 59,015 35,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.57% 88.94% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,474 40,523 24,020
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £444 £405 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £597 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,744 1,643 1,021
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.75 £15.05 £16.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £24.80 £22.85
Median % change year-on-year +16.96% +8.51% +0.44%
75th Percentile £53.88 £47.50 £45.91
90th Percentile £67.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.85 £21.50 £20.74
% change year-on-year +10.93% +3.66% -9.15%

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Migration as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Migration in the UK

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Migration.

Daily rate trend for Migration in the UK

Migration
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Migration over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Migration in the UK

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Migration.

Hourly rate trend for Migration in the UK

Migration
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Migration over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Migration in the UK

Migration
Top 19 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -6 5,472 £525 +5.00% 545
Work from Home -5 3,403 £525 +5.00% 178
London +4 3,007 £550 +4.76% 218
UK excluding London -4 2,316 £495 +7.03% 332
South East -8 597 £500 +1.01% 75
North of England -2 560 £475 +5.56% 92
Midlands -9 402 £490 +11.05% 72
West Midlands -5 336 £495 +10.00% 59
North West 0 317 £489 +15.00% 55
Scotland -5 254 £500 +11.11% 17
South West +3 243 £500 +13.64% 39
Yorkshire -10 201 £462 -7.58% 30
East of England -7 192 £495 +10.00% 28
Wales -4 66 £500 +17.65% 6
East Midlands -20 65 £450 +9.09% 13
North East +8 42 £450 +2.51% 7
Northern Ireland -7 8 £425 -1.16% 3
Isle of Man -7 2 £388 +7.64%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,812 (26.25%) Azure
2 1,717 (24.88%) Data Migration
3 1,683 (24.38%) Finance
4 1,495 (21.66%) Social Skills
5 1,486 (21.53%) Agile
6 1,268 (18.37%) Microsoft
7 1,073 (15.55%) SQL
8 1,061 (15.37%) AWS
9 901 (13.05%) DevOps
10 829 (12.01%) Windows
11 821 (11.90%) Project Management
12 787 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 742 (10.75%) Data Centre
14 659 (9.55%) Security Cleared
15 648 (9.39%) Oracle
16 635 (9.20%) Microsoft 365
17 545 (7.90%) SC Cleared
18 541 (7.84%) Active Directory
19 525 (7.61%) Python
20 510 (7.39%) SAP
20 510 (7.39%) CI/CD
21 507 (7.35%) Banking
22 501 (7.26%) Project Delivery
23 486 (7.04%) Public Sector
24 479 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
25 474 (6.87%) VMware
26 453 (6.56%) PowerShell
27 435 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
28 426 (6.17%) Java
29 422 (6.11%) Linux

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
1 417 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 191 (2.77%) Confluence
3 97 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 72 (1.04%) IIS
5 69 (1.00%) Apache
6 62 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 52 (0.75%) SAS
8 50 (0.72%) CMS
9 30 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.41%) nginx
11 26 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
12 23 (0.33%) JBoss
13 21 (0.30%) Drupal
13 21 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 21 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 20 (0.29%) IBM Notes
15 19 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 200 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 134 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 122 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
4 74 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.12%) Windchill
9 6 (0.087%) CATIA
10 5 (0.072%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.072%) Oracle Smart View
10 5 (0.072%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.043%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.014%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.014%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.014%) InVision
12 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 128 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 94 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 81 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 57 (0.83%) NetSuite
5 39 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 33 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
7 31 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 31 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 29 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
9 24 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
10 19 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
12 16 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.23%) SAP MDG
13 15 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 13 (0.19%) SAP HCM
14 13 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 12 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
15 12 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
15 12 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,812 (26.25%) Azure
2 1,061 (15.37%) AWS
3 635 (9.20%) Microsoft 365
4 365 (5.29%) GCP
4 365 (5.29%) Power Platform
5 270 (3.91%) SaaS
6 258 (3.74%) IaaS
7 249 (3.61%) Azure DevOps
8 243 (3.52%) PaaS
9 225 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 176 (2.55%) Serverless
11 151 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
12 104 (1.51%) OneDrive
13 100 (1.45%) PowerApps
14 97 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
15 93 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
16 81 (1.17%) Amazon S3
17 80 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
18 78 (1.13%) GitHub
19 74 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 393 (5.69%) Firewall
2 198 (2.87%) DNS
3 195 (2.83%) WAN
4 168 (2.43%) LAN
5 119 (1.72%) DHCP
6 115 (1.67%) Network Security
6 115 (1.67%) VPN
7 97 (1.41%) MPLS
8 91 (1.32%) BGP
9 79 (1.14%) Wireless
10 78 (1.13%) SAN
11 73 (1.06%) TCP/IP
12 71 (1.03%) Internet
13 68 (0.99%) SD-WAN
14 58 (0.84%) OSPF
15 49 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
16 47 (0.68%) SSL
17 46 (0.67%) VoIP
18 41 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (0.59%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 314 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 260 (3.77%) Power BI
4 161 (2.33%) Big Data
5 139 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 136 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 134 (1.94%) Data Lake
8 120 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 115 (1.67%) MySQL
10 97 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 85 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 84 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 77 (1.12%) MongoDB
14 70 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
15 68 (0.99%) RDBMS
16 67 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
16 67 (0.97%) Hadoop
17 66 (0.96%) Metadata
18 62 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
19 58 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 346 (5.01%) JIRA
2 223 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 170 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 87 (1.26%) GitLab
5 79 (1.14%) Bitbucket
6 63 (0.91%) Maven
7 61 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 59 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 39 (0.57%) Selenium
10 32 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 31 (0.45%) SonarQube
12 30 (0.43%) ERwin
13 29 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
14 27 (0.39%) Gradle
15 24 (0.35%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.33%) Zephyr
17 21 (0.30%) Visual Studio
18 19 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 18 (0.26%) Eclipse
20 17 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1,683 (24.38%) Finance
2 1,495 (21.66%) Social Skills
3 507 (7.35%) Banking
4 486 (7.04%) Public Sector
5 435 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
6 198 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 197 (2.85%) Retail
8 180 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
9 161 (2.33%) Marketing
10 154 (2.23%) Legal
11 141 (2.04%) Influencing Skills
12 126 (1.83%) Front Office
13 120 (1.74%) Investment Banking
14 104 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
15 102 (1.48%) Manufacturing
16 89 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
17 87 (1.26%) Law
18 86 (1.25%) Billing
19 58 (0.84%) Financial Institution
20 42 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,161 (16.82%) Architect
2 987 (14.30%) Project Manager
3 794 (11.50%) Analyst
4 591 (8.56%) Developer
5 515 (7.46%) Consultant
6 390 (5.65%) Business Analyst
7 342 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
8 310 (4.49%) Migration Manager
9 226 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
10 224 (3.25%) Migration Project Manager
11 208 (3.01%) Data Analyst
12 192 (2.78%) Data Architect
13 183 (2.65%) Azure Engineer
14 180 (2.61%) Data Engineer
15 166 (2.41%) Azure Architect
15 166 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
16 159 (2.30%) IT Manager
17 155 (2.25%) Cloud Engineer
18 144 (2.09%) Migration Engineer
18 144 (2.09%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (3.72%) .NET
2 154 (2.23%) Kafka
3 117 (1.70%) REST
4 112 (1.62%) HTML
5 107 (1.55%) React
6 92 (1.33%) CSS
6 92 (1.33%) XML
7 90 (1.30%) Middleware
8 87 (1.26%) Web Services
9 86 (1.25%) .NET Core
10 84 (1.22%) Spring
11 78 (1.13%) SOAP
12 76 (1.10%) Node.js
13 67 (0.97%) Spring Boot
14 62 (0.90%) AngularJS
15 58 (0.84%) ASP.NET
16 56 (0.81%) JSON
17 51 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
18 47 (0.68%) LDAP
19 44 (0.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 742 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 307 (4.45%) Public Cloud
3 243 (3.52%) Legacy Systems
4 160 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
5 152 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 144 (2.09%) Cloud Native
7 137 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 127 (1.84%) NHS
8 127 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 103 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
9 103 (1.49%) User Experience
10 96 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 93 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (1.26%) Replication
13 81 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 73 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
15 72 (1.04%) Data Structures
16 68 (0.99%) Hedge funds
17 60 (0.87%) Legacy Applications
18 57 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 829 (12.01%) Windows
2 422 (6.11%) Linux
3 259 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 220 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 185 (2.68%) Unix
6 91 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 52 (0.75%) VMS
10 50 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
11 47 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 44 (0.64%) AIX
13 38 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 33 (0.48%) Solaris
14 33 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (0.45%) Android
16 12 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (0.16%) CentOS
17 11 (0.16%) Windows XP
18 9 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,717 (24.88%) Data Migration
2 1,486 (21.53%) Agile
3 901 (13.05%) DevOps
4 821 (11.90%) Project Management
5 787 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 510 (7.39%) CI/CD
7 501 (7.26%) Project Delivery
8 479 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
9 416 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
10 408 (5.91%) Analytics
11 394 (5.71%) ETL
12 384 (5.56%) Scrum
13 344 (4.98%) Data Modelling
14 318 (4.61%) ITIL
15 304 (4.40%) ERP
16 300 (4.35%) Change Management
17 286 (4.14%) Microservices
18 260 (3.77%) Infrastructure as Code
19 259 (3.75%) CRM
20 255 (3.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,073 (15.55%) SQL
2 525 (7.61%) Python
3 453 (6.56%) PowerShell
4 426 (6.17%) Java
5 251 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 233 (3.38%) C#
7 150 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 110 (1.59%) Bash
9 105 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 94 (1.36%) C
11 79 (1.14%) Shell Script
12 60 (0.87%) Scala
13 58 (0.84%) PHP
14 44 (0.64%) TypeScript
15 33 (0.48%) Perl
16 28 (0.41%) Apex Code
17 27 (0.39%) VBScript
18 25 (0.36%) Groovy
18 25 (0.36%) R
19 24 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 659 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 545 (7.90%) SC Cleared
3 234 (3.39%) Degree
4 109 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 81 (1.17%) PMP
7 73 (1.06%) AWS Certification
8 68 (0.99%) CCNA
9 65 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 59 (0.85%) ISTQB
11 57 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 56 (0.81%) CCNP
13 51 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
13 51 (0.74%) MCSE
14 50 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 38 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 35 (0.51%) MCSA
17 33 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
18 31 (0.45%) CISSP
18 31 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (3.30%) QA
2 143 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 117 (1.70%) PMO
4 115 (1.67%) GDPR
5 93 (1.35%) SLA
6 39 (0.57%) HL7
7 37 (0.54%) Accessibility
8 36 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 21 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 19 (0.28%) MiFID
11 18 (0.26%) ISO 20022
12 17 (0.25%) NIST
13 11 (0.16%) GRC
14 10 (0.14%) NCSC
15 7 (0.10%) EMIR
15 7 (0.10%) GxP
16 6 (0.087%) COBIT
16 6 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
16 6 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 5 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 541 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 292 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (3.55%) Docker
4 124 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 86 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 68 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 54 (0.78%) vSphere
8 43 (0.62%) VMware NSX
9 38 (0.55%) XenApp
10 36 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 29 (0.42%) Firmware
11 29 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (0.35%) NFS
13 15 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.16%) KVM
14 11 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 7 (0.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 418 (6.06%) Terraform
2 316 (4.58%) Kubernetes
3 202 (2.93%) Ansible
4 119 (1.72%) SCCM
5 114 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 77 (1.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 70 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
8 52 (0.75%) Grafana
9 46 (0.67%) Puppet
10 29 (0.42%) FortiGate
11 27 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
12 25 (0.36%) Istio
12 25 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
12 25 (0.36%) Prometheus
13 24 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 24 (0.35%) VxRail
14 21 (0.30%) Packer
15 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,268 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 648 (9.39%) Oracle
3 510 (7.39%) SAP
4 474 (6.87%) VMware
5 308 (4.46%) Cisco
6 201 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
7 189 (2.74%) Google
8 179 (2.59%) Citrix
9 134 (1.94%) IBM
10 130 (1.88%) Databricks
11 129 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 106 (1.54%) Palo Alto
13 98 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 82 (1.19%) Informatica
15 75 (1.09%) CheckPoint
16 71 (1.03%) Juniper
17 68 (0.99%) F5
18 63 (0.91%) Fortinet
19 61 (0.88%) Atlassian
20 55 (0.80%) Splunk