Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 15 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Migration 3,123 6,124 7,021
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.41% 8.43% 7.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.60% 9.85% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,687 4,217 4,723
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £285
90th Percentile £650 £663 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 301 231
Median hourly rate £20.34 £15.86 £13.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.22% +16.53% -22.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £62.02 £46.40 £23.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.76 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +21.23% -25.71%

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 36,314 62,161 87,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.53% 87.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,553 41,541 58,635
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,175 1,898 2,112
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £21.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -4.33% +2.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.40 £19.55 £21.00
% change year-on-year +24.84% -6.93% -1.05%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 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 -4 2,471 £473 -0.53% 534
UK excluding London -5 1,402 £450 - 346
London -7 1,158 £488 -2.50% 217
Work from Home -10 841 £464 +3.11% 107
South East 0 401 £475 +3.94% 85
North of England -5 295 £450 - 95
Midlands -4 230 £413 -6.25% 58
Scotland +4 198 £450 +5.26% 32
North West -5 186 £458 +1.67% 56
West Midlands -4 166 £425 -5.03% 42
South West -12 114 £425 -10.53% 35
East of England -10 102 £400 -5.88% 31
Yorkshire -16 84 £425 -5.56% 26
East Midlands -7 58 £381 -10.29% 15
Wales +3 55 £338 -25.00% 8
North East +1 26 £506 +39.66% 13
Northern Ireland +4 8 £448 +33.58% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 921 (29.49%) Data Migration
2 742 (23.76%) Azure
3 646 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 606 (19.40%) Microsoft
5 562 (18.00%) Finance
6 548 (17.55%) SQL
7 517 (16.55%) Windows
8 460 (14.73%) Security Cleared
9 415 (13.29%) AWS
10 381 (12.20%) DevOps
11 369 (11.82%) Oracle
12 359 (11.50%) SC Cleared
13 349 (11.18%) Office 365
14 306 (9.80%) Active Directory
15 298 (9.54%) Public Sector
16 283 (9.06%) SQL Server
17 279 (8.93%) Java
18 270 (8.65%) ETL
19 253 (8.10%) SharePoint
20 239 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
21 234 (7.49%) Data Centre
22 226 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
23 220 (7.04%) SAP
24 210 (6.72%) Data Modelling
25 205 (6.56%) Python
26 199 (6.37%) Windows 10
26 199 (6.37%) PowerShell
26 199 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
27 197 (6.31%) VMware
28 194 (6.21%) 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
1 253 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.31%) Confluence
3 54 (1.73%) CMS
4 53 (1.70%) Apache
5 52 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 48 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 39 (1.25%) IIS
8 35 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 30 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 29 (0.93%) Apache Spark
11 25 (0.80%) JBoss
12 22 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.61%) ArcGIS
14 19 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (0.58%) WordPress
16 16 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.51%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 125 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.22%) Windchill
10 5 (0.16%) PTC Creo
11 3 (0.096%) SPSS
12 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.064%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.032%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 77 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 49 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 41 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 39 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
6 23 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
7 22 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
7 22 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
8 21 (0.67%) NetSuite
9 20 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
10 18 (0.58%) Maximo
11 11 (0.35%) Teamcenter
12 10 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
13 9 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
13 9 (0.29%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.26%) SAP MM
15 7 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
15 7 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
15 7 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 742 (23.76%) Azure
2 415 (13.29%) AWS
3 349 (11.18%) Office 365
4 148 (4.74%) Power Platform
5 142 (4.55%) GCP
6 99 (3.17%) SaaS
7 98 (3.14%) IaaS
8 96 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
9 95 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 90 (2.88%) OneDrive
11 80 (2.56%) PaaS
12 60 (1.92%) PowerApps
13 56 (1.79%) Serverless
14 53 (1.70%) Power Automate
15 47 (1.50%) Amazon S3
16 43 (1.38%) Logic Apps
17 38 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 37 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
18 37 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
19 34 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 109 (3.49%) DNS
2 100 (3.20%) Firewall
3 73 (2.34%) WAN
4 71 (2.27%) DHCP
5 70 (2.24%) VPN
6 60 (1.92%) Skype
7 52 (1.67%) LAN
8 40 (1.28%) Network Security
9 37 (1.18%) Internet
10 33 (1.06%) SAN
11 30 (0.96%) MPLS
12 29 (0.93%) SSL
13 26 (0.83%) VoIP
14 25 (0.80%) TCP/IP
14 25 (0.80%) VSAN
14 25 (0.80%) Wireless
15 21 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (0.67%) NetScaler
16 20 (0.64%) SNMP
17 19 (0.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 160 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 94 (3.01%) Big Data
4 87 (2.79%) Power BI
5 78 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (2.47%) MySQL
7 76 (2.43%) Relational Database
8 56 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
8 56 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 54 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 54 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (1.47%) Data Lake
11 44 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
12 43 (1.38%) Pentaho
13 38 (1.22%) Hadoop
14 32 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
15 29 (0.93%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.90%) BigQuery
16 28 (0.90%) Snowflake Schema
16 28 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 156 (5.00%) JIRA
2 91 (2.91%) Jenkins
3 84 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 43 (1.38%) Selenium
5 36 (1.15%) Bitbucket
6 34 (1.09%) Visual Studio
7 30 (0.96%) GitLab
7 30 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
8 26 (0.83%) TeamCity
9 23 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (0.74%) Maven
10 14 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 14 (0.45%) FishEye
10 14 (0.45%) SoapUI
11 13 (0.42%) ERwin
11 13 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (0.38%) JMeter
13 11 (0.35%) Gradle
14 10 (0.32%) Vagrant
15 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 562 (18.00%) Finance
2 298 (9.54%) Public Sector
3 161 (5.16%) Banking
4 69 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 61 (1.95%) Retail
6 55 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 53 (1.70%) Marketing
8 48 (1.54%) Law
9 46 (1.47%) Front Office
10 30 (0.96%) Legal
11 29 (0.93%) Back Office
12 27 (0.86%) Local Government
13 24 (0.77%) Billing
14 23 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.70%) Electronics
16 21 (0.67%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.58%) German Language
18 17 (0.54%) Publishing
19 16 (0.51%) French Language
19 16 (0.51%) Police
Job Titles
1 478 (15.31%) Architect
2 395 (12.65%) Developer
3 341 (10.92%) Consultant
4 292 (9.35%) Analyst
5 206 (6.60%) Project Manager
6 125 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 107 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
8 103 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 101 (3.23%) Data Architect
10 92 (2.95%) Migration Manager
11 87 (2.79%) Data Engineer
12 84 (2.69%) Migration Engineer
13 81 (2.59%) Cloud Architect
14 79 (2.53%) Data Analyst
15 69 (2.21%) Technical Architect
16 68 (2.18%) Azure Engineer
17 66 (2.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 63 (2.02%) Migration Consultant
19 61 (1.95%) AWS Engineer
20 59 (1.89%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (4.90%) .NET
2 112 (3.59%) Web Services
3 96 (3.07%) HTML
4 77 (2.47%) CSS
5 68 (2.18%) SOAP
5 68 (2.18%) XML
6 54 (1.73%) REST
7 49 (1.57%) AngularJS
7 49 (1.57%) Middleware
8 42 (1.34%) React
8 42 (1.34%) Spring
9 39 (1.25%) JSON
9 39 (1.25%) Kafka
10 38 (1.22%) ASP.NET
11 37 (1.18%) Spring Boot
12 34 (1.09%) RESTful
13 30 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
14 26 (0.83%) Node.js
15 24 (0.77%) jQuery
16 23 (0.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 234 (7.49%) Data Centre
2 179 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
4 77 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 69 (2.21%) NHS
6 58 (1.86%) Public Cloud
7 52 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 46 (1.47%) Fixed Income
9 44 (1.41%) User Experience
10 42 (1.34%) Derivative
11 37 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 35 (1.12%) Mainframe
12 35 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
13 33 (1.06%) Replication
14 31 (0.99%) Clustering
14 31 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 30 (0.96%) Cloud Native
16 28 (0.90%) Data Structures
16 28 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.77%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 517 (16.55%) Windows
2 199 (6.37%) Windows 10
3 194 (6.21%) Linux
4 183 (5.86%) Windows Server
5 145 (4.64%) Unix
6 84 (2.69%) Windows 7
7 76 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 63 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
12 40 (1.28%) AIX
13 25 (0.80%) Solaris
14 21 (0.67%) Windows XP
15 20 (0.64%) VMS
16 19 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 17 (0.54%) CentOS
18 15 (0.48%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 921 (29.49%) Data Migration
2 646 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (12.20%) DevOps
4 270 (8.65%) ETL
5 239 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 226 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
7 210 (6.72%) Data Modelling
8 199 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
9 177 (5.67%) Project Management
10 173 (5.54%) ERP
11 164 (5.25%) Scrum
12 143 (4.58%) CRM
13 138 (4.42%) Project Delivery
14 126 (4.03%) ITIL
14 126 (4.03%) Requirements Gathering
15 113 (3.62%) Workflow
16 107 (3.43%) Analytics
17 106 (3.39%) Change Management
18 104 (3.33%) Microservices
19 98 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 548 (17.55%) SQL
2 279 (8.93%) Java
3 205 (6.56%) Python
4 199 (6.37%) PowerShell
5 160 (5.12%) JavaScript
6 128 (4.10%) C#
7 79 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 68 (2.18%) C
9 55 (1.76%) Bash Shell
10 52 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 50 (1.60%) Perl
12 40 (1.28%) T-SQL
13 37 (1.18%) Scala
14 36 (1.15%) VB
15 30 (0.96%) R
16 28 (0.90%) PHP
17 23 (0.74%) Apex Code
17 23 (0.74%) C++
18 16 (0.51%) VBScript
19 15 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 460 (14.73%) Security Cleared
2 359 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 91 (2.91%) Degree
4 86 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 65 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 33 (1.06%) CCNP
9 25 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 24 (0.77%) MCSE
11 23 (0.74%) AWS Certification
11 23 (0.74%) ISEB
12 22 (0.70%) CCIE
13 21 (0.67%) CISSP
14 17 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.51%) PMP
16 14 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.42%) CCNA
17 13 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 82 (2.63%) QA
3 47 (1.50%) SLA
4 29 (0.93%) PMO
5 27 (0.86%) GDPR
6 10 (0.32%) COBIT
6 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.29%) NCSC
8 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.13%) IFRS
9 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.096%) HL7
10 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.064%) GMP
11 2 (0.064%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.064%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 306 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 145 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (3.23%) Docker
4 63 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 46 (1.47%) vSphere
6 35 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (1.12%) VMware NSX
7 24 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.48%) XenApp
9 13 (0.42%) GPFS
9 13 (0.42%) PowerHA
10 11 (0.35%) HDFS
11 10 (0.32%) GlusterFS
11 10 (0.32%) NFS
11 10 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.29%) VMFS
13 8 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 190 (6.08%) Terraform
2 146 (4.67%) Kubernetes
3 107 (3.43%) Ansible
4 104 (3.33%) SCCM
5 48 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 31 (0.99%) Puppet
7 30 (0.96%) vRealize
8 28 (0.90%) SCOM
8 28 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
9 27 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (0.80%) Grafana
11 22 (0.70%) vCenter Server
12 21 (0.67%) Netcool
13 17 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (0.51%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.45%) Prometheus
16 12 (0.38%) Kibana
17 11 (0.35%) HP ALM
17 11 (0.35%) NetBackup
17 11 (0.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 606 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 369 (11.82%) Oracle
3 220 (7.04%) SAP
4 197 (6.31%) VMware
5 122 (3.91%) Cisco
6 106 (3.39%) Google
7 93 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
8 73 (2.34%) Citrix
9 72 (2.31%) IBM
10 62 (1.99%) Informatica
11 48 (1.54%) HP
12 44 (1.41%) ServiceNow
13 43 (1.38%) Red Hat
14 40 (1.28%) Atlassian
15 38 (1.22%) Cloudera
16 32 (1.02%) Splunk
16 32 (1.02%) Talend
17 30 (0.96%) Databricks
18 29 (0.93%) Murex
19 27 (0.86%) Dell