Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 25 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Migration 7,274 6,892 7,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.05% 6.70% 6.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.17% 7.82% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,675 4,410 4,570
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 165 136
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% +11.48%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.75 £11.72
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.67 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +9.38% +4.92%

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 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +2 6,645 £450 +3.45% 896
UK excluding London -1 4,143 £425 +3.03% 567
London +7 2,992 £488 +4.39% 377
South East +2 1,254 £450 +5.88% 152
North of England -10 806 £400 - 131
Midlands +3 692 £425 +0.59% 108
West Midlands -2 463 £425 +6.25% 81
South West -7 453 £425 +6.25% 72
East of England +7 423 £425 - 58
Scotland -4 402 £425 +6.25% 35
North West -14 374 £425 -5.56% 72
Yorkshire +7 361 £400 +6.67% 54
East Midlands +1 188 £413 -8.33% 27
Wales -15 93 £420 +18.98% 11
North East -22 72 £400 +20.30% 6
Northern Ireland +41 29 £400 - 2
Isle of Man -2 1 £475 +5.56%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 1,584 (21.78%) Data Migration
2 1,521 (20.91%) Windows
3 1,472 (20.24%) Finance
4 1,374 (18.89%) Microsoft
5 1,360 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1,212 (16.66%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,034 (14.22%) SQL
8 1,009 (13.87%) Office 365
9 1,001 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
10 895 (12.30%) Active Directory
11 856 (11.77%) Oracle
12 813 (11.18%) Security Cleared
13 805 (11.07%) Data Centre
14 694 (9.54%) Windows 10
15 690 (9.49%) Project Management
16 659 (9.06%) DevOps
17 643 (8.84%) SC Cleared
18 642 (8.83%) SQL Server
19 580 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 566 (7.78%) Java
21 558 (7.67%) Linux
22 526 (7.23%) VMware
23 501 (6.89%) SharePoint
24 497 (6.83%) PowerShell
25 455 (6.26%) Windows Server
26 447 (6.15%) ETL
27 433 (5.95%) Banking
28 406 (5.58%) Python
29 400 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
30 398 (5.47%) Cisco

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
1 501 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 241 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 172 (2.36%) Skype for Business
4 144 (1.98%) WebLogic
5 143 (1.97%) WebSphere
6 126 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 115 (1.58%) OpenStack
8 104 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 86 (1.18%) CMS
10 70 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 68 (0.93%) Confluence
12 66 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
13 54 (0.74%) IIS
13 54 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
14 49 (0.67%) Apache
15 42 (0.58%) JBoss
16 36 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
17 34 (0.47%) Apache Spark
18 31 (0.43%) SAS
19 30 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 291 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 277 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
4 87 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 69 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 46 (0.63%) InfoPath
7 41 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.069%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.041%) Windchill
10 2 (0.027%) HipChat
11 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.014%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.014%) Mingle
11 1 (0.014%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.014%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.014%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 127 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 54 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 47 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 45 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 38 (0.52%) SAP HR
7 33 (0.45%) Maximo
8 31 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
8 31 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 31 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 26 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 26 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
10 25 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
10 25 (0.34%) SAP ERP
10 25 (0.34%) SAP MM
11 21 (0.29%) NetSuite
12 19 (0.26%) Workday HCM
13 18 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
14 15 (0.21%) SAP MDG
15 14 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1,212 (16.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,009 (13.87%) Office 365
3 1,001 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
4 185 (2.54%) PaaS
5 179 (2.46%) IaaS
6 163 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 163 (2.24%) OneDrive
7 143 (1.97%) SaaS
8 128 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
9 119 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 105 (1.44%) Serverless
11 97 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
12 96 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 94 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
14 66 (0.91%) GitHub
15 62 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 51 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
17 50 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
18 47 (0.65%) OpenShift
19 39 (0.54%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 368 (5.06%) Firewall
2 249 (3.42%) WAN
3 217 (2.98%) DNS
4 186 (2.56%) Skype
5 184 (2.53%) LAN
6 133 (1.83%) SAN
7 118 (1.62%) Internet
8 101 (1.39%) DHCP
9 97 (1.33%) Network Security
10 93 (1.28%) TCP/IP
11 86 (1.18%) VPN
12 73 (1.00%) MPLS
13 61 (0.84%) Wireless
14 58 (0.80%) BGP
14 58 (0.80%) VLAN
15 55 (0.76%) NAS
16 53 (0.73%) OSPF
17 52 (0.71%) NetScaler
18 45 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
19 41 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 642 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 296 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 254 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 212 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
5 198 (2.72%) MySQL
6 191 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 177 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 139 (1.91%) Relational Database
9 138 (1.90%) Big Data
9 138 (1.90%) Power BI
10 135 (1.86%) NoSQL
11 94 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 78 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
13 77 (1.06%) MongoDB
14 71 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
15 67 (0.92%) Hadoop
16 62 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
17 59 (0.81%) Data Lake
18 54 (0.74%) RDBMS
19 49 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 317 (4.36%) Jenkins
2 231 (3.18%) JIRA
3 205 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 95 (1.31%) Selenium
5 90 (1.24%) NUnit
6 86 (1.18%) MSTest
6 86 (1.18%) Subversion
7 82 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 81 (1.11%) Visual Studio
9 75 (1.03%) Cucumber
10 70 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 64 (0.88%) TeamCity
12 62 (0.85%) Maven
13 42 (0.58%) Bitbucket
13 42 (0.58%) GitLab
14 35 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
15 32 (0.44%) JMeter
15 32 (0.44%) MSI
16 29 (0.40%) LSMW
16 29 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,472 (20.24%) Finance
2 433 (5.95%) Banking
3 214 (2.94%) Retail
4 124 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 117 (1.61%) Marketing
6 107 (1.47%) Front Office
7 100 (1.37%) Law
8 94 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.03%) Publishing
10 72 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 71 (0.98%) Legal
12 65 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 54 (0.74%) Back Office
14 46 (0.63%) Games
15 45 (0.62%) Advertising
16 43 (0.59%) Billing
17 29 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 27 (0.37%) Private Banking
19 26 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 26 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 972 (13.36%) Developer
2 918 (12.62%) Architect
3 903 (12.41%) Analyst
4 787 (10.82%) Project Manager
5 618 (8.50%) Consultant
6 414 (5.69%) Business Analyst
7 270 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 241 (3.31%) Migration Manager
9 222 (3.05%) Data Analyst
10 210 (2.89%) Desktop Support
11 197 (2.71%) Java Developer
12 196 (2.69%) Migration Engineer
13 186 (2.56%) Migration Analyst
14 185 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
15 178 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 178 (2.45%) Migration Project Manager
16 175 (2.41%) Technical Architect
17 170 (2.34%) Deployment Engineer
18 165 (2.27%) SQL Developer
19 162 (2.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (4.52%) .NET
2 290 (3.99%) Web Services
3 180 (2.47%) Middleware
4 148 (2.03%) CSS
5 145 (1.99%) HTML
5 145 (1.99%) XML
6 126 (1.73%) REST
7 105 (1.44%) ASP.NET
8 101 (1.39%) SOAP
9 90 (1.24%) jQuery
10 84 (1.15%) React
10 84 (1.15%) RESTful
11 82 (1.13%) Spring
12 80 (1.10%) JSON
13 72 (0.99%) Node.js
14 71 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
15 67 (0.92%) AngularJS
16 58 (0.80%) LDAP
17 55 (0.76%) .NET Framework
18 46 (0.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 805 (11.07%) Data Centre
2 400 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 126 (1.73%) Public Cloud
5 120 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
6 105 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 103 (1.42%) User Experience
8 96 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 91 (1.25%) Clustering
10 90 (1.24%) PKI
11 87 (1.20%) Fixed Income
12 75 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 75 (1.03%) Reference Data
12 75 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 71 (0.98%) NHS
14 69 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 62 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 62 (0.85%) Replication
16 59 (0.81%) Private Cloud
17 58 (0.80%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,521 (20.91%) Windows
2 694 (9.54%) Windows 10
3 558 (7.67%) Linux
4 455 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 364 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 309 (4.25%) Unix
7 168 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 141 (1.94%) Windows XP
9 125 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 120 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 74 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 50 (0.69%) Solaris
13 35 (0.48%) CentOS
14 34 (0.47%) AIX
15 32 (0.44%) Apple iOS
16 30 (0.41%) Android
17 25 (0.34%) Windows 8
18 22 (0.30%) SUSE
19 12 (0.16%) Ubuntu
20 9 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,584 (21.78%) Data Migration
2 1,360 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
3 690 (9.49%) Project Management
4 659 (9.06%) DevOps
5 580 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 447 (6.15%) ETL
7 395 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
8 376 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
9 336 (4.62%) ITIL
10 286 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 280 (3.85%) Data Modelling
11 280 (3.85%) Scrum
12 276 (3.79%) PRINCE2
13 268 (3.68%) Business Analysis
13 268 (3.68%) CRM
14 265 (3.64%) Analytics
14 265 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
15 249 (3.42%) TDD
16 242 (3.33%) ERP
17 233 (3.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,034 (14.22%) SQL
2 566 (7.78%) Java
3 497 (6.83%) PowerShell
4 406 (5.58%) Python
5 306 (4.21%) C#
6 284 (3.90%) JavaScript
7 159 (2.19%) T-SQL
8 123 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 107 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 102 (1.40%) C
11 95 (1.31%) Ruby
12 74 (1.02%) Perl
13 69 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 66 (0.91%) Java 8
15 61 (0.84%) PHP
16 59 (0.81%) VB
17 52 (0.71%) VBScript
18 48 (0.66%) VBA
19 42 (0.58%) C++
20 40 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 813 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 643 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 226 (3.11%) Degree
4 164 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 151 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 95 (1.31%) MCSE
8 74 (1.02%) PMI Certification
9 69 (0.95%) CCNA
10 66 (0.91%) CCNP
11 62 (0.85%) PMP
12 59 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 57 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 44 (0.60%) MCSA
15 42 (0.58%) CCIE
16 40 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
17 38 (0.52%) AWS Certification
18 33 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
19 32 (0.44%) DBS Check
19 32 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 186 (2.56%) QA
3 122 (1.68%) GDPR
4 102 (1.40%) PMO
5 63 (0.87%) SLA
6 43 (0.59%) HL7
7 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (0.16%) Basel III
11 7 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
11 7 (0.096%) PMBOK
11 7 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.096%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.082%) COBIT
12 6 (0.082%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.082%) MiFID
13 5 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.069%) SEPA
System Software
1 895 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 291 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (3.77%) Docker
4 126 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 96 (1.32%) XenApp
7 91 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 87 (1.20%) vSphere
9 64 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 52 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 48 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (0.34%) BitLocker
14 20 (0.27%) XenServer
15 18 (0.25%) VMware NSX
16 16 (0.22%) DFS Replication
16 16 (0.22%) Firmware
16 16 (0.22%) HDFS
16 16 (0.22%) vCloud
17 15 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 350 (4.81%) SCCM
2 337 (4.63%) Ansible
3 314 (4.32%) Puppet
4 260 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 232 (3.19%) Terraform
6 201 (2.76%) Kubernetes
7 101 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 58 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 57 (0.78%) Packer
9 57 (0.78%) SCOM
10 36 (0.49%) FortiGate
11 34 (0.47%) AirWatch
12 32 (0.44%) WSUS
13 26 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
13 26 (0.36%) Mesos
13 26 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
14 25 (0.34%) Prometheus
14 25 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 23 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,374 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 856 (11.77%) Oracle
3 526 (7.23%) VMware
4 398 (5.47%) Cisco
5 387 (5.32%) SAP
6 294 (4.04%) Citrix
7 184 (2.53%) Google
8 130 (1.79%) HP
9 128 (1.76%) IBM
10 122 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
11 111 (1.53%) Red Hat
12 95 (1.31%) CheckPoint
13 81 (1.11%) Apple
14 79 (1.09%) Dell
14 79 (1.09%) Talend
15 77 (1.06%) Juniper
16 64 (0.88%) F5
17 55 (0.76%) NetApp
18 54 (0.74%) Workday
19 48 (0.66%) Palo Alto