Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Migration 6,926 6,589 6,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.07% 6.63% 6.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 7.72% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,450 4,193 4,152
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £286 £269 £263
90th Percentile £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.97% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 166 135
UK median hourly rate £14.36 £17.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.94% -7.28% +23.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.77
90th Percentile £33.75 £45.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year -25.71% -7.28% +23.77%

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 85,262 85,360 82,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.85% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,290 57,072 54,475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% +1.35% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 2,018 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.04 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% -10.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +3 6,325 £450 +2.86% 813
UK excluding London -1 3,988 £433 +4.97% 542
London +5 2,793 £500 +5.26% 322
South East +4 1,193 £455 +7.06% 142
North of England -7 839 £425 +3.03% 149
Midlands +2 663 £450 +5.88% 92
West Midlands -2 444 £430 +7.50% 70
South West -8 412 £425 +6.25% 56
East of England +11 396 £438 -2.78% 53
Yorkshire +9 386 £400 +6.67% 58
North West -9 370 £438 -2.78% 74
Scotland -1 363 £425 +6.25% 30
East Midlands -2 181 £450 +5.88% 22
Wales -15 100 £425 +7.26% 17
North East -17 83 £469 +37.87% 17
Northern Ireland +36 26 £400 - 4
Isle of Man - 5 £350 -
Channel Islands 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,477 (21.33%) Windows
2 1,464 (21.14%) Data Migration
3 1,328 (19.17%) Finance
4 1,324 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
5 1,278 (18.45%) Microsoft
6 1,245 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,078 (15.56%) SQL
8 1,033 (14.91%) Amazon AWS
9 906 (13.08%) Office 365
10 844 (12.19%) Active Directory
11 813 (11.74%) Oracle
12 781 (11.28%) Security Cleared
13 750 (10.83%) Data Centre
14 747 (10.79%) DevOps
15 659 (9.51%) Windows 10
16 641 (9.25%) SQL Server
17 621 (8.97%) Java
18 612 (8.84%) SC Cleared
19 604 (8.72%) Project Management
20 593 (8.56%) Linux
21 523 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
22 468 (6.76%) PowerShell
23 464 (6.70%) VMware
24 463 (6.68%) SharePoint
25 457 (6.60%) Windows Server
26 443 (6.40%) ETL
27 400 (5.78%) Banking
28 393 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
29 377 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
30 376 (5.43%) Business Intelligence

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
1 463 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 189 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 172 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 164 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 162 (2.34%) Skype for Business
6 146 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 123 (1.78%) OpenStack
8 79 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 71 (1.03%) Confluence
10 68 (0.98%) CMS
11 64 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 64 (0.92%) JBoss
12 61 (0.88%) Apache
13 45 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
14 44 (0.64%) IIS
15 40 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 35 (0.51%) Apache Spark
17 27 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
17 27 (0.39%) nginx
17 27 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 257 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 234 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 64 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 45 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 34 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.072%) CATIA
8 5 (0.072%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.043%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.043%) Windchill
10 2 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.014%) HipChat
11 1 (0.014%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.014%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.014%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 88 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 41 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 40 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 40 (0.58%) Maximo
5 39 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
6 28 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
7 27 (0.39%) SAP HR
8 26 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 26 (0.38%) NetSuite
8 26 (0.38%) Workday HCM
9 23 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 23 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 23 (0.33%) SAP MDG
10 21 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
11 18 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 17 (0.25%) SAP FI
12 17 (0.25%) SAP MM
13 14 (0.20%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,245 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,033 (14.91%) Amazon AWS
3 906 (13.08%) Office 365
4 211 (3.05%) IaaS
5 195 (2.82%) PaaS
6 178 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 151 (2.18%) SaaS
8 139 (2.01%) OneDrive
9 134 (1.93%) Serverless
10 129 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 111 (1.60%) Amazon S3
12 110 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
13 98 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
14 95 (1.37%) OpenShift
15 74 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
16 63 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 60 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
18 57 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
19 51 (0.74%) GitHub
20 36 (0.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 361 (5.21%) Firewall
2 248 (3.58%) DNS
3 209 (3.02%) WAN
4 170 (2.45%) Skype
5 169 (2.44%) LAN
6 118 (1.70%) SAN
7 117 (1.69%) DHCP
8 102 (1.47%) Internet
8 102 (1.47%) TCP/IP
9 90 (1.30%) VPN
10 74 (1.07%) Network Security
11 61 (0.88%) MPLS
12 58 (0.84%) Wireless
13 57 (0.82%) NetScaler
14 55 (0.79%) BGP
15 52 (0.75%) HTTP
16 51 (0.74%) VLAN
17 50 (0.72%) OSPF
18 44 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
19 43 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 641 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 289 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 264 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 239 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 224 (3.23%) MySQL
6 184 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 176 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 170 (2.45%) NoSQL
9 153 (2.21%) Power BI
10 137 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 105 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 102 (1.47%) Big Data
13 81 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
14 69 (1.00%) MongoDB
15 67 (0.97%) Hadoop
16 65 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
17 62 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
18 61 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
18 61 (0.88%) Data Lake
19 60 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 321 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 213 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 188 (2.71%) JIRA
4 105 (1.52%) NUnit
5 103 (1.49%) MSTest
5 103 (1.49%) Visual Studio
6 99 (1.43%) Subversion
7 85 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 85 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 62 (0.90%) TeamCity
9 60 (0.87%) Selenium
10 59 (0.85%) Maven
11 55 (0.79%) Cucumber
12 42 (0.61%) GitLab
13 40 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
14 35 (0.51%) SonarQube
15 34 (0.49%) MSI
16 33 (0.48%) Bitbucket
17 29 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
18 24 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,328 (19.17%) Finance
2 400 (5.78%) Banking
3 177 (2.56%) Retail
4 131 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 102 (1.47%) Marketing
6 96 (1.39%) Front Office
7 93 (1.34%) Law
8 74 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 65 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 65 (0.94%) Publishing
10 62 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 58 (0.84%) Legal
12 45 (0.65%) Advertising
13 43 (0.62%) Billing
14 38 (0.55%) Back Office
15 32 (0.46%) Games
16 31 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 23 (0.33%) Local Government
18 22 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
18 22 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 978 (14.12%) Developer
2 972 (14.03%) Architect
3 764 (11.03%) Analyst
4 663 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 567 (8.19%) Consultant
6 335 (4.84%) Business Analyst
7 299 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 211 (3.05%) Migration Manager
9 205 (2.96%) Data Analyst
10 203 (2.93%) Java Developer
11 202 (2.92%) Technical Architect
12 195 (2.82%) Migration Engineer
13 176 (2.54%) SQL Developer
14 166 (2.40%) Cloud Architect
15 161 (2.32%) Deployment Engineer
15 161 (2.32%) Windows Engineer
16 160 (2.31%) Migration Analyst
17 158 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 155 (2.24%) Migration Project Manager
19 150 (2.17%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (4.43%) .NET
2 306 (4.42%) Web Services
3 177 (2.56%) Middleware
4 150 (2.17%) XML
5 141 (2.04%) REST
6 136 (1.96%) CSS
7 133 (1.92%) HTML
8 124 (1.79%) SOAP
9 102 (1.47%) RESTful
10 90 (1.30%) jQuery
11 88 (1.27%) JSON
12 82 (1.18%) Spring
13 81 (1.17%) ASP.NET
14 73 (1.05%) AngularJS
15 70 (1.01%) Spring Boot
16 68 (0.98%) React
17 66 (0.95%) Node.js
18 53 (0.77%) .NET Framework
19 52 (0.75%) Apache Camel
20 47 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 750 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 393 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (2.02%) Public Cloud
4 124 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 104 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
6 102 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 99 (1.43%) User Experience
8 83 (1.20%) PKI
9 81 (1.17%) Clustering
9 81 (1.17%) NHS
10 79 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 78 (1.13%) Mainframe
12 77 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 75 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 74 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 64 (0.92%) Reference Data
16 61 (0.88%) Cloud Native
17 59 (0.85%) Virtual Team
18 55 (0.79%) Derivative
19 52 (0.75%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 1,477 (21.33%) Windows
2 659 (9.51%) Windows 10
3 593 (8.56%) Linux
4 457 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 341 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 269 (3.88%) Unix
7 154 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 143 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 119 (1.72%) Windows XP
10 104 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 66 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (0.55%) CentOS
13 36 (0.52%) Solaris
14 34 (0.49%) AIX
15 27 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.36%) Android
16 25 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.22%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.16%) SUSE
19 10 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,464 (21.14%) Data Migration
2 1,324 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 747 (10.79%) DevOps
4 604 (8.72%) Project Management
5 523 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 443 (6.40%) ETL
7 377 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
8 376 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
9 348 (5.02%) ITIL
10 314 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
11 313 (4.52%) Data Modelling
12 297 (4.29%) TDD
13 265 (3.83%) Microservices
14 254 (3.67%) Scrum
15 247 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 239 (3.45%) ERP
17 236 (3.41%) Analytics
18 233 (3.36%) Data Analysis
19 223 (3.22%) PRINCE2
20 210 (3.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,078 (15.56%) SQL
2 621 (8.97%) Java
3 468 (6.76%) PowerShell
4 363 (5.24%) Python
5 287 (4.14%) C#
6 250 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 170 (2.45%) T-SQL
8 121 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 101 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 99 (1.43%) Ruby
11 87 (1.26%) Perl
12 83 (1.20%) Java 8
13 76 (1.10%) C
14 67 (0.97%) VB
15 65 (0.94%) PHP
16 60 (0.87%) Shell Script
17 46 (0.66%) Scala
17 46 (0.66%) VBA
17 46 (0.66%) VBScript
18 45 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 781 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 612 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 203 (2.93%) Degree
4 159 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 122 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 96 (1.39%) MCSE
8 55 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 52 (0.75%) AWS Certification
9 52 (0.75%) CCNP
10 51 (0.74%) CCNA
11 50 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 47 (0.68%) MCSA
13 45 (0.65%) PMP
14 43 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
15 42 (0.61%) CCIE
16 41 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 38 (0.55%) MCP
18 37 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
19 27 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (3.12%) Data Quality
2 143 (2.06%) QA
3 94 (1.36%) GDPR
4 75 (1.08%) PMO
5 67 (0.97%) SLA
6 46 (0.66%) HL7
7 30 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 15 (0.22%) Basel III
11 6 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.087%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.087%) PMBOK
12 5 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.072%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.058%) COBIT
13 4 (0.058%) MiFID
13 4 (0.058%) PSD2
14 3 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.043%) IFRS
System Software
1 844 (12.19%) Active Directory
2 288 (4.16%) Docker
3 255 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 103 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 91 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 88 (1.27%) XenApp
7 84 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 64 (0.92%) vSphere
9 61 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
11 53 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (0.33%) HDFS
13 21 (0.30%) XenServer
14 20 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.27%) DFS Replication
15 19 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
16 18 (0.26%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.20%) BitLocker
18 12 (0.17%) Firmware
18 12 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 363 (5.24%) Ansible
2 330 (4.76%) Puppet
3 315 (4.55%) SCCM
4 256 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 240 (3.47%) Terraform
6 204 (2.95%) Kubernetes
7 99 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 59 (0.85%) SCOM
9 56 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
10 49 (0.71%) Packer
11 30 (0.43%) AirWatch
12 27 (0.39%) FortiGate
12 27 (0.39%) Mesos
13 23 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (0.32%) Nagios
15 21 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
15 21 (0.30%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 20 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 18 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1,278 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 813 (11.74%) Oracle
3 464 (6.70%) VMware
4 352 (5.08%) Cisco
5 332 (4.79%) SAP
6 263 (3.80%) Citrix
7 188 (2.71%) Google
8 153 (2.21%) IBM
9 132 (1.91%) Red Hat
10 109 (1.57%) HP
11 107 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
12 99 (1.43%) CheckPoint
13 97 (1.40%) Juniper
14 76 (1.10%) Dell
15 74 (1.07%) F5
16 73 (1.05%) Talend
17 70 (1.01%) Apple
18 66 (0.95%) NetApp
19 61 (0.88%) ServiceNow
20 60 (0.87%) Palo Alto