Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 17 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +10
Contract jobs citing Migration 5,824 3,101 7,234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 8.23% 8.26% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.33% 9.57% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,977 2,076 4,654
10th Percentile £338 £306 £275
25th Percentile £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £680 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +3.81% +0.61% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 66 323
10th Percentile £12.07 £11.77 £11.17
25th Percentile £12.30 £12.89 £12.50
Median hourly rate £16.95 £18.28 £15.86
Median % change year-on-year -7.29% +15.27% +5.73%
75th Percentile £46.31 £22.88 £28.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £45.70 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £18.08 £15.70
% change year-on-year -12.28% +15.16% +12.14%

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 62,448 32,398 80,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.24% 86.35% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,892 21,630 53,595
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £406 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £576 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,699 930 2,178
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £11.50
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +12.50%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £60.87 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.97 £21.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year -2.48% -6.24% +20.68%

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 0 4,467 £500 +2.56% 864
UK excluding London -2 2,267 £470 +3.81% 517
London +2 2,165 £540 +6.93% 371
Work from Home -3 1,910 £513 +7.89% 186
South East -1 654 £495 +3.66% 116
North of England -1 495 £450 - 142
Midlands -3 386 £450 +9.76% 108
Scotland -2 301 £451 +7.70% 23
West Midlands -4 282 £450 +11.11% 82
North West -4 246 £450 +5.88% 74
Yorkshire +5 223 £500 +5.26% 56
South West -9 195 £425 -15.00% 57
East of England +6 171 £450 - 57
East Midlands -1 103 £425 - 26
Wales +14 52 £463 -7.50% 13
North East -18 25 £425 -15.00% 12
Northern Ireland +3 15 £430 +0.58% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 1,617 (27.76%) Data Migration
2 1,419 (24.36%) Azure
3 1,314 (22.56%) Social Skills
4 1,256 (21.57%) Finance
5 1,070 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
6 989 (16.98%) Microsoft
7 976 (16.76%) SQL
8 847 (14.54%) AWS
9 772 (13.26%) Windows
10 686 (11.78%) Oracle
11 674 (11.57%) Security Cleared
12 665 (11.42%) DevOps
13 662 (11.37%) Microsoft 365
14 551 (9.46%) SC Cleared
15 549 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 530 (9.10%) SAP
17 518 (8.89%) Project Management
18 516 (8.86%) Active Directory
19 442 (7.59%) ETL
20 431 (7.40%) Data Modelling
21 430 (7.38%) Data Centre
22 428 (7.35%) SharePoint
23 413 (7.09%) VMware
24 411 (7.06%) Java
25 410 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
26 408 (7.01%) Python
27 405 (6.95%) Public Sector
28 404 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
29 392 (6.73%) Linux
30 349 (5.99%) SQL Server

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
1 428 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.79%) Confluence
3 95 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 80 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 79 (1.36%) Skype for Business
6 68 (1.17%) Apache
7 61 (1.05%) CMS
8 48 (0.82%) SAS
9 37 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 35 (0.60%) IIS
11 34 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 29 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 26 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 24 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
14 24 (0.41%) JBoss
15 23 (0.39%) OpenStack
16 21 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
17 20 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 192 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
4 59 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 56 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.19%) PTC Creo
8 10 (0.17%) Windchill
9 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
10 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.069%) SPSS
12 2 (0.034%) Figma
13 1 (0.017%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.017%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 169 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 105 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 81 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
4 66 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
5 50 (0.86%) NetSuite
6 28 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
7 25 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 24 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
9 22 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
10 20 (0.34%) SAP FI
11 19 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
12 18 (0.31%) SAP MDG
13 17 (0.29%) Maximo
13 17 (0.29%) SAP CO
13 17 (0.29%) SAP ERP
13 17 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
14 15 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
15 14 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
16 13 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
16 13 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1,419 (24.36%) Azure
2 847 (14.54%) AWS
3 662 (11.37%) Microsoft 365
4 312 (5.36%) GCP
5 284 (4.88%) Power Platform
6 268 (4.60%) SaaS
7 233 (4.00%) PaaS
8 211 (3.62%) IaaS
9 196 (3.37%) Dynamics 365
10 177 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 128 (2.20%) OneDrive
12 126 (2.16%) Serverless
13 90 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
14 87 (1.49%) PowerApps
15 75 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
16 66 (1.13%) Amazon S3
16 66 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
17 55 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
18 51 (0.88%) Azure Logic Apps
19 49 (0.84%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 220 (3.78%) Firewall
2 121 (2.08%) DNS
3 119 (2.04%) WAN
4 112 (1.92%) LAN
5 101 (1.73%) Skype
6 100 (1.72%) VPN
7 97 (1.67%) SAN
8 80 (1.37%) NetScaler
9 75 (1.29%) DHCP
10 58 (1.00%) Network Security
11 52 (0.89%) Wireless
12 50 (0.86%) TCP/IP
13 47 (0.81%) Internet
14 39 (0.67%) NAS
15 33 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (0.52%) HTTP
17 29 (0.50%) MPLS
17 29 (0.50%) SD-WAN
18 28 (0.48%) Unified Communications
19 27 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 319 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 193 (3.31%) Power BI
4 190 (3.26%) Big Data
5 156 (2.68%) Data Lake
6 142 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 120 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 114 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 110 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 102 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 79 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
12 77 (1.32%) MySQL
13 69 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 63 (1.08%) Metadata
15 60 (1.03%) MongoDB
15 60 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
15 60 (1.03%) Tableau
16 54 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
17 52 (0.89%) RDBMS
18 48 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 217 (3.73%) JIRA
2 153 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 121 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 41 (0.70%) GitLab
5 35 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 32 (0.55%) ERwin
6 32 (0.55%) Maven
7 29 (0.50%) Selenium
8 27 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 26 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
10 25 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (0.41%) Bitbucket
11 24 (0.41%) Gradle
12 19 (0.33%) JUnit
12 19 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (0.31%) CircleCI
13 18 (0.31%) Cucumber
14 17 (0.29%) Eclipse
14 17 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 15 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 1,314 (22.56%) Social Skills
2 1,256 (21.57%) Finance
3 410 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 405 (6.95%) Public Sector
5 325 (5.58%) Banking
6 156 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
7 147 (2.52%) Telecoms
8 133 (2.28%) Manufacturing
9 132 (2.27%) Legal
9 132 (2.27%) Marketing
10 120 (2.06%) Retail
11 101 (1.73%) Influencing Skills
12 83 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
13 65 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
14 64 (1.10%) Law
15 55 (0.94%) Investment Banking
16 47 (0.81%) Billing
17 45 (0.77%) Police
18 41 (0.70%) General Ledger
19 40 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 951 (16.33%) Architect
2 665 (11.42%) Analyst
3 639 (10.97%) Consultant
4 585 (10.04%) Developer
5 540 (9.27%) Project Manager
6 299 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 255 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
8 194 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
9 193 (3.31%) Data Analyst
10 190 (3.26%) Migration Manager
11 174 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 173 (2.97%) Data Architect
13 167 (2.87%) Data Engineer
14 158 (2.71%) Azure Engineer
15 134 (2.30%) Cloud Engineer
16 133 (2.28%) Migration Engineer
17 128 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
18 127 (2.18%) Azure Architect
18 127 (2.18%) Migration Analyst
19 120 (2.06%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (4.16%) .NET
2 177 (3.04%) Web Services
3 115 (1.97%) REST
4 114 (1.96%) Middleware
5 93 (1.60%) Spring
6 92 (1.58%) HTML
7 85 (1.46%) Node.js
7 85 (1.46%) SOAP
8 79 (1.36%) Kafka
9 76 (1.30%) JSON
10 75 (1.29%) React
11 71 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
11 71 (1.22%) XML
12 63 (1.08%) J2EE
13 62 (1.06%) CSS
14 59 (1.01%) LDAP
14 59 (1.01%) Spring Boot
15 52 (0.89%) .NET Framework
16 50 (0.86%) ASP.NET
17 44 (0.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 430 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 263 (4.52%) Legacy Systems
3 126 (2.16%) Public Cloud
4 106 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 99 (1.70%) Cloud Native
6 97 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 94 (1.61%) NHS
8 91 (1.56%) Legacy Applications
9 79 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 79 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 71 (1.22%) Replication
11 69 (1.18%) Virtual Team
12 68 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 61 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
14 55 (0.94%) User Experience
15 48 (0.82%) Private Cloud
16 47 (0.81%) Clustering
16 47 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
17 45 (0.77%) Data Structures
18 42 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 772 (13.26%) Windows
2 392 (6.73%) Linux
3 251 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 205 (3.52%) Windows 10
5 116 (1.99%) Unix
6 101 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 64 (1.10%) AIX
11 57 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
12 51 (0.88%) Solaris
13 41 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
14 33 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (0.55%) VMS
16 24 (0.41%) CentOS
16 24 (0.41%) SUSE
17 23 (0.39%) HPUX
18 22 (0.38%) Ubuntu
19 21 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,617 (27.76%) Data Migration
2 1,070 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 665 (11.42%) DevOps
4 549 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 518 (8.89%) Project Management
6 442 (7.59%) ETL
7 431 (7.40%) Data Modelling
8 404 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
9 328 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
10 327 (5.61%) Project Delivery
11 305 (5.24%) ERP
12 300 (5.15%) Analytics
13 272 (4.67%) ITIL
14 257 (4.41%) Scrum
15 223 (3.83%) CRM
16 222 (3.81%) Data Analysis
17 217 (3.73%) Data Management
17 217 (3.73%) Microservices
18 214 (3.67%) Change Management
19 197 (3.38%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 976 (16.76%) SQL
2 411 (7.06%) Java
3 408 (7.01%) Python
4 347 (5.96%) PowerShell
5 199 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 177 (3.04%) C#
7 111 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 91 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 90 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 67 (1.15%) C
11 52 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 48 (0.82%) Apex Code
13 43 (0.74%) Scala
14 38 (0.65%) C++
14 38 (0.65%) Perl
14 38 (0.65%) PHP
15 34 (0.58%) Go
15 34 (0.58%) Ruby
16 29 (0.50%) R
17 28 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 674 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 551 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 206 (3.54%) Degree
4 108 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 82 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (1.20%) MCSE
7 66 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.12%) PMP
9 53 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 53 (0.91%) PMI Certification
10 47 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 40 (0.69%) CCNP
12 33 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 32 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
14 31 (0.53%) AWS Certification
15 30 (0.52%) CISSP
16 27 (0.46%) CCIE
17 25 (0.43%) ISTQB
18 24 (0.41%) CCNA
19 23 (0.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (3.93%) Data Quality
2 138 (2.37%) QA
3 81 (1.39%) SLA
4 69 (1.18%) GDPR
5 66 (1.13%) PMO
6 33 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 12 (0.21%) HL7
9 12 (0.21%) MiFID
9 12 (0.21%) NIST
10 11 (0.19%) Accessibility
11 10 (0.17%) GRC
11 10 (0.17%) GxP
12 9 (0.15%) COBIT
12 9 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.12%) IFRS
14 6 (0.10%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.10%) SOC 2
15 4 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 516 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 246 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 216 (3.71%) Docker
4 91 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 89 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 73 (1.25%) XenApp
7 68 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 61 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (0.76%) vSphere
10 35 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (0.58%) VMware NSX
12 28 (0.48%) XenDesktop
13 19 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.19%) Firmware
14 11 (0.19%) PowerHA
15 9 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.14%) SRDF
17 7 (0.12%) HDFS
17 7 (0.12%) NFS
17 7 (0.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 292 (5.01%) Terraform
2 281 (4.82%) Kubernetes
3 192 (3.30%) Ansible
4 131 (2.25%) SCCM
5 118 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 82 (1.41%) Puppet
7 74 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (0.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 36 (0.62%) Grafana
10 33 (0.57%) NetBackup
11 32 (0.55%) Data Guard
12 28 (0.48%) vRealize
13 25 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
14 23 (0.39%) vCenter Server
15 22 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (0.38%) SCOM
16 17 (0.29%) FortiGate
17 15 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
18 14 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 14 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 989 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 686 (11.78%) Oracle
3 530 (9.10%) SAP
4 413 (7.09%) VMware
5 265 (4.55%) Google
6 207 (3.55%) Cisco
7 206 (3.54%) Citrix
8 203 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
9 120 (2.06%) ServiceNow
10 105 (1.80%) Informatica
11 96 (1.65%) IBM
12 85 (1.46%) Databricks
13 75 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 65 (1.12%) EMC
15 55 (0.94%) HP
16 53 (0.91%) CheckPoint
17 52 (0.89%) Dell
17 52 (0.89%) MuleSoft
18 46 (0.79%) JD Edwards
19 43 (0.74%) Cloudera