Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 15 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Migration 2,383 7,175 7,064
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.99% 8.25% 7.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.25% 9.50% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,832 4,707 4,575
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £280
90th Percentile £700 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 397 291
Median hourly rate £29.00 £16.95 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.06% +16.90% -8.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.83 £47.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.86 £13.00
% change year-on-year +51.32% +22.00% -14.75%

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 25,771 75,530 87,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.46% 86.83% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,271 49,520 57,980
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 2,276 2,391
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +15.41% -16.35%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.43 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.47% +17.50% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 2,051 £475 - 432
UK excluding London -3 1,161 £450 - 328
London -6 968 £500 - 148
Work from Home -3 440 £450 -5.26% 68
South East +4 294 £480 +4.35% 70
North of England -7 250 £450 - 102
Midlands -1 212 £400 -11.11% 48
West Midlands -3 167 £400 -11.11% 28
North West -6 151 £450 - 48
South West +4 144 £525 +11.11% 38
Scotland +2 131 £450 - 35
East of England -9 89 £450 - 23
Yorkshire -6 84 £500 +14.29% 37
East Midlands -5 40 £359 -15.59% 19
Wales -3 31 £400 -15.79% 5
North East -20 15 £425 - 17
Northern Ireland +3 10 £485 +148.72% 7

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 636 (26.69%) Data Migration
2 559 (23.46%) Azure
3 528 (22.16%) Microsoft
4 503 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
5 479 (20.10%) Finance
6 417 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 395 (16.58%) SQL
8 387 (16.24%) Windows
9 324 (13.60%) SC Cleared
10 321 (13.47%) AWS
10 321 (13.47%) Office 365
11 287 (12.04%) DevOps
12 286 (12.00%) Active Directory
13 266 (11.16%) Public Sector
14 259 (10.87%) Oracle
15 234 (9.82%) SharePoint
16 208 (8.73%) JavaScript
17 203 (8.52%) Java
18 190 (7.97%) SQL Server
19 189 (7.93%) PowerShell
20 187 (7.85%) Windows 10
21 186 (7.81%) Data Centre
21 186 (7.81%) Project Management
22 173 (7.26%) C#
23 171 (7.18%) SAP
24 170 (7.13%) .NET
25 165 (6.92%) Python
26 159 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
27 156 (6.55%) VMware
27 156 (6.55%) 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
1 234 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 56 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 52 (2.18%) Confluence
5 42 (1.76%) IIS
6 31 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.13%) Apache
9 24 (1.01%) ArcGIS
10 20 (0.84%) CMS
11 16 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.63%) JBoss
12 15 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.50%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 102 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 19 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (0.59%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.084%) SPSS
9 2 (0.084%) Windchill
10 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.042%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 79 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 38 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
4 26 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.76%) Maximo
6 17 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.50%) NetSuite
8 11 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (0.34%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
13 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (0.21%) SAP MM
14 5 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 559 (23.46%) Azure
2 321 (13.47%) AWS
2 321 (13.47%) Office 365
3 116 (4.87%) Power Platform
4 107 (4.49%) GCP
5 87 (3.65%) SaaS
6 84 (3.52%) PaaS
7 82 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 81 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
9 77 (3.23%) IaaS
10 76 (3.19%) OneDrive
11 54 (2.27%) Logic Apps
11 54 (2.27%) Power Automate
12 39 (1.64%) PowerApps
13 35 (1.47%) Serverless
14 32 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
15 30 (1.26%) Amazon S3
16 24 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (1.01%) GitHub
17 23 (0.97%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.83%) DNS
2 105 (4.41%) Firewall
3 78 (3.27%) Skype
4 69 (2.90%) DHCP
5 56 (2.35%) WAN
6 39 (1.64%) LAN
7 36 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 34 (1.43%) TCP/IP
9 33 (1.38%) SAN
10 31 (1.30%) VPN
11 26 (1.09%) MPLS
12 25 (1.05%) Unified Communications
12 25 (1.05%) VoIP
13 24 (1.01%) Network Security
14 22 (0.92%) Internet
14 22 (0.92%) SNMP
15 21 (0.88%) BGP
16 19 (0.80%) HTTP
16 19 (0.80%) OSPF
16 19 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 86 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (2.69%) Power BI
4 54 (2.27%) MySQL
5 52 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.97%) Big Data
7 42 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 40 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 38 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 34 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
11 34 (1.43%) Data Lake
12 31 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (1.05%) Hadoop
14 24 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.92%) SAP HANA
16 20 (0.84%) Pentaho
17 19 (0.80%) GIS
18 18 (0.76%) MongoDB
18 18 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 92 (3.86%) JIRA
2 69 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 66 (2.77%) Jenkins
4 39 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 36 (1.51%) Maven
6 28 (1.17%) TeamCity
7 27 (1.13%) GitLab
8 25 (1.05%) Selenium
9 22 (0.92%) Bitbucket
10 18 (0.76%) Gradle
11 14 (0.59%) Ant
11 14 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.50%) Artifactory
13 12 (0.50%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.50%) LSMW
13 12 (0.50%) SoapUI
14 10 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 479 (20.10%) Finance
2 266 (11.16%) Public Sector
3 112 (4.70%) Banking
4 99 (4.15%) Front Office
5 90 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 63 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 57 (2.39%) Retail
8 45 (1.89%) Marketing
9 41 (1.72%) Law
9 41 (1.72%) Local Government
10 32 (1.34%) General Ledger
11 31 (1.30%) Electronics
12 27 (1.13%) Legal
13 23 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.88%) Back Office
14 21 (0.88%) Police
15 16 (0.67%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.55%) French Language
16 13 (0.55%) Publishing
17 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 361 (15.15%) Developer
2 319 (13.39%) Architect
3 216 (9.06%) Consultant
4 194 (8.14%) Analyst
5 153 (6.42%) Project Manager
6 109 (4.57%) Business Analyst
7 91 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
8 80 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 80 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 66 (2.77%) Migration Engineer
10 65 (2.73%) Network Engineer
11 62 (2.60%) Administrator
12 61 (2.56%) Migration Manager
13 58 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 56 (2.35%) Azure Engineer
15 55 (2.31%) Delivery Manager
16 51 (2.14%) Technical Architect
17 49 (2.06%) Azure Architect
17 49 (2.06%) Programme Manager
18 47 (1.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (7.13%) .NET
2 147 (6.17%) Web Services
3 75 (3.15%) React
4 74 (3.11%) AngularJS
5 70 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 65 (2.73%) HTML
7 64 (2.69%) XML
8 62 (2.60%) .NET Core
9 59 (2.48%) CSS
10 53 (2.22%) Vue.js
11 49 (2.06%) ASP.NET Core
12 47 (1.97%) Middleware
12 47 (1.97%) REST
12 47 (1.97%) SOAP
13 39 (1.64%) JSON
14 31 (1.30%) Node.js
14 31 (1.30%) Spring
15 24 (1.01%) RESTful
15 24 (1.01%) Visualforce
16 23 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 186 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 107 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
4 103 (4.32%) Fixed Income
5 98 (4.11%) Derivative
6 96 (4.03%) Hedge funds
7 68 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 64 (2.69%) Equities
9 62 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 48 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 45 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 38 (1.59%) NHS
13 37 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.09%) FMCG
16 23 (0.97%) PKI
17 21 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
18 20 (0.84%) User Experience
19 19 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
20 18 (0.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 387 (16.24%) Windows
2 187 (7.85%) Windows 10
3 155 (6.50%) Linux
4 149 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 97 (4.07%) Unix
6 76 (3.19%) Windows 7
7 69 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (2.73%) Windows Server 2016
9 58 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (1.85%) Windows Server 2019
11 35 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.88%) Solaris
13 16 (0.67%) AIX
13 16 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.55%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.42%) CentOS
17 10 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (26.69%) Data Migration
2 503 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (12.04%) DevOps
4 186 (7.81%) Project Management
5 159 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 156 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
7 153 (6.42%) Scrum
8 149 (6.25%) ETL
9 143 (6.00%) Microservices
10 135 (5.67%) Change Management
11 124 (5.20%) CRM
12 122 (5.12%) Asset Management
13 120 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
14 112 (4.70%) ITIL
15 105 (4.41%) Project Delivery
16 102 (4.28%) Data Modelling
16 102 (4.28%) Investment Management
17 101 (4.24%) ERP
18 97 (4.07%) Software Engineering
19 90 (3.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 395 (16.58%) SQL
2 208 (8.73%) JavaScript
3 203 (8.52%) Java
4 189 (7.93%) PowerShell
5 173 (7.26%) C#
6 165 (6.92%) Python
7 78 (3.27%) Shell Script
8 64 (2.69%) C
9 59 (2.48%) PL/SQL
10 50 (2.10%) R
11 40 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.34%) VB
13 30 (1.26%) Perl
13 30 (1.26%) VBA
14 29 (1.22%) C++
15 25 (1.05%) Apex Code
16 24 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 23 (0.97%) Scala
18 21 (0.88%) VBScript
19 20 (0.84%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 417 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 324 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 103 (4.32%) DV Cleared
4 75 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (2.77%) Degree
6 58 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (1.85%) CCNP
8 31 (1.30%) CCIE
9 27 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 22 (0.92%) AWS Certification
11 19 (0.80%) CCNA
11 19 (0.80%) CISSP
12 16 (0.67%) MCSE
13 15 (0.63%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (0.46%) CISM
16 10 (0.42%) BC Cleared
17 9 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 8 (0.34%) ISEB
18 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.78%) Data Quality
2 76 (3.19%) QA
3 39 (1.64%) GDPR
4 21 (0.88%) PMO
5 19 (0.80%) SLA
6 9 (0.38%) NCSC
7 7 (0.29%) COBIT
7 7 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) GxP
9 3 (0.13%) HL7
10 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.084%) GMP
10 2 (0.084%) IFRS
10 2 (0.084%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 286 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 115 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (4.03%) Docker
4 40 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 30 (1.26%) VMware NSX
7 24 (1.01%) vSphere
8 20 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (0.71%) XenApp
11 10 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.25%) NFS
12 6 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 126 (5.29%) Terraform
2 108 (4.53%) Kubernetes
3 87 (3.65%) Ansible
4 75 (3.15%) SCCM
5 56 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 43 (1.80%) Puppet
7 30 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.76%) SCOM
9 17 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.59%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.55%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.46%) HP ALM
12 11 (0.46%) Netcool
13 10 (0.42%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.42%) Grafana
13 10 (0.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 10 (0.42%) Netcool/Webtop
14 9 (0.38%) vRealize
15 7 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 528 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 259 (10.87%) Oracle
3 171 (7.18%) SAP
4 156 (6.55%) VMware
5 153 (6.42%) Cisco
6 70 (2.94%) Citrix
7 68 (2.85%) Google
8 67 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.80%) HP
10 39 (1.64%) IBM
11 35 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 31 (1.30%) Informatica
13 27 (1.13%) Splunk
14 25 (1.05%) F5
14 25 (1.05%) NetApp
15 24 (1.01%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.97%) Sophos
17 22 (0.92%) ESRI
17 22 (0.92%) Lumension
17 22 (0.92%) Murex