Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 19 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Migration 3,380 7,265 7,104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 8.15% 7.76% 6.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.49% 8.91% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,285 4,789 4,588
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £294 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 319 301
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.46 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.51% +9.73% -5.42%
10th Percentile £12.47 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.40 £44.56 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £15.73 £14.05
% change year-on-year +23.97% +11.96% -7.87%

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 35,598 81,581 90,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.83% 87.09% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,377 53,723 59,851
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,240 2,292 2,461
Median hourly rate £32.37 £24.83 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% +15.50% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.08 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.71 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% +20.00% -20.00%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 3,066 £483 +1.58% 319
UK excluding London +1 1,951 £450 - 211
London 0 1,267 £520 +4.00% 133
South East +6 583 £475 +5.56% 56
North of England -3 428 £450 - 59
Midlands 0 324 £400 -11.11% 32
Work from Home +5 276 £450 -10.00% 48
South West +7 267 £500 +17.65% 25
West Midlands -3 243 £400 -11.11% 24
North West +1 228 £438 -5.41% 36
Scotland -1 170 £413 -4.07% 19
Yorkshire +1 151 £450 +1.81% 20
East of England -7 141 £450 -5.26% 15
East Midlands +10 79 £413 - 8
North East 0 48 £495 +16.61% 3
Wales -24 29 £500 - 5
Northern Ireland +4 12 £428 +12.13% 1

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 862 (25.50%) Data Migration
2 704 (20.83%) Azure
3 698 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 651 (19.26%) Finance
5 646 (19.11%) Windows
6 632 (18.70%) SQL
7 609 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
8 519 (15.36%) Security Cleared
9 469 (13.88%) Office 365
10 452 (13.37%) AWS
11 417 (12.34%) Oracle
12 404 (11.95%) SC Cleared
13 372 (11.01%) Active Directory
14 367 (10.86%) DevOps
15 343 (10.15%) Data Centre
16 340 (10.06%) Public Sector
17 294 (8.70%) PowerShell
17 294 (8.70%) Windows 10
18 280 (8.28%) SharePoint
19 279 (8.25%) SQL Server
20 276 (8.17%) Project Management
21 241 (7.13%) .NET
22 235 (6.95%) Linux
23 233 (6.89%) Java
23 233 (6.89%) SAP
24 231 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
25 223 (6.60%) Windows Server
25 223 (6.60%) VMware
26 221 (6.54%) Python
27 214 (6.33%) ETL

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
1 280 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 84 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 79 (2.34%) Confluence
5 52 (1.54%) IIS
6 36 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 27 (0.80%) Apache
8 27 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 23 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (0.65%) SAS
11 20 (0.59%) CMS
12 19 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.41%) Camunda
14 14 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.36%) ArcGIS
15 12 (0.36%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 150 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 136 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.030%) CATIA
9 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.030%) Maya
Business Applications
1 85 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
3 53 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 37 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
5 31 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
6 27 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
7 23 (0.68%) Maximo
8 21 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
9 20 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 19 (0.56%) NetSuite
11 15 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
13 12 (0.36%) SAP MDG
14 11 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 11 (0.33%) SAP SD
15 10 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
15 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
16 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
16 8 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
16 8 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 704 (20.83%) Azure
2 469 (13.88%) Office 365
3 452 (13.37%) AWS
4 131 (3.88%) GCP
5 127 (3.76%) Power Platform
6 111 (3.28%) IaaS
7 110 (3.25%) SaaS
8 107 (3.17%) PaaS
9 105 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 100 (2.96%) OneDrive
11 94 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
12 51 (1.51%) Amazon S3
13 44 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
14 41 (1.21%) GitHub
15 40 (1.18%) OpenShift
16 39 (1.15%) Serverless
17 34 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
18 33 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
19 31 (0.92%) G Suite
20 29 (0.86%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 194 (5.74%) Firewall
2 156 (4.62%) DNS
3 102 (3.02%) WAN
4 101 (2.99%) Skype
5 89 (2.63%) LAN
6 81 (2.40%) DHCP
7 54 (1.60%) SAN
8 49 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 48 (1.42%) VPN
10 47 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (1.18%) Internet
12 39 (1.15%) BGP
13 38 (1.12%) Network Security
13 38 (1.12%) OSPF
14 36 (1.07%) Ethernet
15 34 (1.01%) MPLS
16 33 (0.98%) VoIP
17 31 (0.92%) Unified Communications
17 31 (0.92%) Wireless
18 29 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 104 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (2.81%) Power BI
4 83 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 80 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 78 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (2.07%) MySQL
8 68 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 61 (1.80%) Big Data
10 56 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (1.21%) Hadoop
11 41 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
12 40 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
13 36 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
14 35 (1.04%) MongoDB
15 34 (1.01%) Data Lake
15 34 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 33 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
16 33 (0.98%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 141 (4.17%) JIRA
2 92 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 72 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 42 (1.24%) Maven
5 41 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 31 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (0.86%) Artifactory
7 29 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 27 (0.80%) Selenium
9 23 (0.68%) GitLab
10 16 (0.47%) Bitbucket
11 15 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (0.41%) JUnit
12 14 (0.41%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.36%) Ant
13 12 (0.36%) LSMW
13 12 (0.36%) Subversion
14 10 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 651 (19.26%) Finance
2 340 (10.06%) Public Sector
3 131 (3.88%) Banking
4 112 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 96 (2.84%) Front Office
6 80 (2.37%) Marketing
7 74 (2.19%) Retail
8 70 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.75%) General Ledger
10 43 (1.27%) Law
10 43 (1.27%) Local Government
11 39 (1.15%) Legal
12 34 (1.01%) Electronics
13 27 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.68%) Back Office
15 20 (0.59%) Billing
15 20 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.59%) Publishing
16 16 (0.47%) Police
17 12 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 489 (14.47%) Architect
2 448 (13.25%) Developer
3 352 (10.41%) Analyst
4 320 (9.47%) Consultant
5 252 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 170 (5.03%) Business Analyst
7 124 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
8 117 (3.46%) Migration Engineer
9 110 (3.25%) Network Engineer
10 103 (3.05%) AWS Engineer
11 93 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
12 91 (2.69%) Migration Manager
13 89 (2.63%) Data Analyst
14 87 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 85 (2.51%) Windows Engineer
16 82 (2.43%) Cloud Architect
17 70 (2.07%) Data Architect
18 69 (2.04%) Administrator
18 69 (2.04%) DBA
19 67 (1.98%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (7.13%) .NET
2 164 (4.85%) Web Services
3 103 (3.05%) XML
4 89 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 85 (2.51%) React
6 76 (2.25%) HTML
7 73 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 69 (2.04%) REST
9 63 (1.86%) .NET Core
10 61 (1.80%) Node.js
11 58 (1.72%) Middleware
12 57 (1.69%) CSS
13 56 (1.66%) Vue.js
14 52 (1.54%) SOAP
15 50 (1.48%) JSON
15 50 (1.48%) Spring
16 40 (1.18%) LDAP
16 40 (1.18%) SAML
17 39 (1.15%) OAuth
17 39 (1.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 343 (10.15%) Data Centre
2 212 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
4 87 (2.57%) Public Cloud
5 85 (2.51%) Fixed Income
6 82 (2.43%) Hedge funds
7 81 (2.40%) Derivative
8 74 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 64 (1.89%) Equities
10 60 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 59 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 54 (1.60%) PKI
13 47 (1.39%) NHS
14 36 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 29 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 29 (0.86%) User Experience
16 27 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (0.77%) Clustering
18 24 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
19 22 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 646 (19.11%) Windows
2 294 (8.70%) Windows 10
3 235 (6.95%) Linux
4 223 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 128 (3.79%) Windows 7
6 82 (2.43%) Unix
7 77 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (2.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 69 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
11 33 (0.98%) Solaris
12 22 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.53%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.41%) AIX
15 14 (0.41%) CentOS
16 12 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
17 10 (0.30%) HPUX
17 10 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (25.50%) Data Migration
2 609 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (10.86%) DevOps
4 276 (8.17%) Project Management
5 231 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
6 214 (6.33%) ETL
7 210 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 202 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
9 186 (5.50%) Microservices
10 180 (5.33%) Scrum
11 175 (5.18%) Project Delivery
12 164 (4.85%) Change Management
13 159 (4.70%) CRM
14 149 (4.41%) ERP
15 148 (4.38%) Analytics
16 142 (4.20%) ITIL
17 141 (4.17%) Data Modelling
18 123 (3.64%) Asset Management
19 116 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 114 (3.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 632 (18.70%) SQL
2 294 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 233 (6.89%) Java
4 221 (6.54%) Python
5 206 (6.09%) JavaScript
6 175 (5.18%) C#
7 125 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 114 (3.37%) Shell Script
9 68 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 51 (1.51%) C
11 50 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 45 (1.33%) PHP
12 45 (1.33%) VBA
13 42 (1.24%) C++
14 37 (1.09%) VB
15 36 (1.07%) R
16 35 (1.04%) Perl
17 28 (0.83%) Apex Code
18 24 (0.71%) Java 8
19 23 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 519 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 404 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 117 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (3.11%) DV Cleared
5 100 (2.96%) Degree
6 84 (2.49%) CCNP
7 79 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (1.21%) CCNA
9 36 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 35 (1.04%) CCIE
11 32 (0.95%) AWS Certification
12 25 (0.74%) CISSP
12 25 (0.74%) MCSE
13 23 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (0.59%) MCITP
15 17 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 16 (0.47%) CCDP
16 16 (0.47%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (3.05%) QA
2 99 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 64 (1.89%) GDPR
4 37 (1.09%) SLA
5 28 (0.83%) PMO
6 12 (0.36%) HL7
7 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.21%) SEPA
9 5 (0.15%) NCSC
10 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.12%) NIST
10 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.089%) GxP
11 3 (0.089%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.059%) IFRS
12 2 (0.059%) TARGET2
System Software
1 372 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 158 (4.67%) Docker
3 137 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.98%) vSphere
6 32 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.80%) VMware NSX
8 27 (0.80%) XenApp
9 24 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
10 20 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.33%) OpenAM
13 11 (0.33%) OpenDJ
13 11 (0.33%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.21%) NFS
15 6 (0.18%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.18%) NDS
Systems Management
1 156 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 148 (4.38%) Terraform
3 111 (3.28%) Ansible
4 103 (3.05%) SCCM
5 87 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 66 (1.95%) Puppet
7 41 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (0.98%) SCOM
10 25 (0.74%) Data Guard
11 22 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 20 (0.59%) NetBackup
12 20 (0.59%) vRealize
13 15 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 10 (0.30%) AirWatch
16 9 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
17 8 (0.24%) QRadar
18 7 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
19 6 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 698 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 417 (12.34%) Oracle
3 233 (6.89%) SAP
4 223 (6.60%) VMware
5 207 (6.12%) Cisco
6 102 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
7 92 (2.72%) Google
8 77 (2.28%) Citrix
9 62 (1.83%) IBM
10 46 (1.36%) HP
11 38 (1.12%) F5
12 36 (1.07%) CheckPoint
13 34 (1.01%) Informatica
14 33 (0.98%) Dell
15 32 (0.95%) Red Hat
16 30 (0.89%) Juniper
17 29 (0.86%) Splunk
18 27 (0.80%) Tableau
19 25 (0.74%) NetApp
20 24 (0.71%) Talend