Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing Migration 6,798 6,138 7,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.74% 6.80% 7.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.87% 8.03% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,306 3,941 4,597
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 171 123
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £17.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.06% -9.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% -5.56%

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 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -3 6,145 £450 +5.88% 644
UK excluding London -4 3,826 £415 +0.61% 420
London 0 2,843 £488 +8.33% 259
South East +1 1,152 £438 +2.94% 133
North of England -8 787 £380 -5.00% 93
Midlands -9 609 £425 +6.25% 82
North West -11 418 £380 -7.88% 49
Scotland 0 407 £409 -3.88% 22
South West +10 395 £400 - 35
West Midlands -9 370 £425 +6.25% 62
East of England +5 333 £438 +2.94% 42
Yorkshire -2 268 £400 +0.31% 35
East Midlands +1 220 £400 - 19
Wales +20 148 £413 +17.86% 8
North East -4 96 £325 -4.06% 9
Northern Ireland +4 10 £575 +52.32% 5
Channel Islands -2 4 £500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,698 (24.98%) Data Migration
2 1,469 (21.61%) Finance
3 1,400 (20.59%) Windows
4 1,246 (18.33%) Microsoft
5 1,115 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
6 995 (14.64%) SQL
7 829 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 803 (11.81%) Security Cleared
9 801 (11.78%) Office 365
10 796 (11.71%) Active Directory
11 793 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
12 677 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 657 (9.66%) Oracle
14 629 (9.25%) Project Management
15 621 (9.14%) SC Cleared
16 612 (9.00%) Data Centre
17 581 (8.55%) Windows 10
18 572 (8.41%) SQL Server
19 546 (8.03%) Banking
20 519 (7.63%) Linux
21 516 (7.59%) DevOps
22 498 (7.33%) Java
23 459 (6.75%) PowerShell
24 422 (6.21%) Windows Server
25 411 (6.05%) SAP
26 409 (6.02%) SharePoint
27 405 (5.96%) ETL
28 392 (5.77%) Python
28 392 (5.77%) VMware
29 384 (5.65%) Analytical Skills

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
1 409 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 215 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 186 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 109 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 102 (1.50%) IIS
6 91 (1.34%) CMS
7 84 (1.24%) Apache
8 71 (1.04%) Confluence
8 71 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 68 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 67 (0.99%) Apache Spark
11 65 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 58 (0.85%) SAS
13 55 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
14 46 (0.68%) Tomcat
15 43 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 38 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
17 37 (0.54%) nginx
18 36 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
18 36 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 276 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 272 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 106 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 92 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 77 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 40 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.13%) SPSS
10 8 (0.12%) HipChat
11 7 (0.10%) Windchill
12 4 (0.059%) EngageOne
13 3 (0.044%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.044%) Simulink
14 2 (0.029%) CATIA
15 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.015%) Autodesk Inventor
15 1 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
15 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.015%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 125 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 47 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 31 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 27 (0.40%) Maximo
7 24 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 24 (0.35%) SAP FI
8 23 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 23 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 22 (0.32%) SAP CO
9 22 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 22 (0.32%) SAP HR
10 17 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
10 17 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 16 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
11 16 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 15 (0.22%) SAP SD
12 15 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 829 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 801 (11.78%) Office 365
3 793 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (1.97%) PaaS
5 123 (1.81%) SaaS
6 103 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
6 103 (1.52%) IaaS
7 99 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 86 (1.27%) OneDrive
9 76 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 70 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 59 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 51 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
13 49 (0.72%) Amazon S3
13 49 (0.72%) Serverless
14 45 (0.66%) GitHub
15 40 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
15 40 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 35 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 32 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 338 (4.97%) Firewall
2 232 (3.41%) WAN
3 196 (2.88%) Skype
4 183 (2.69%) LAN
5 167 (2.46%) DNS
6 126 (1.85%) SAN
7 119 (1.75%) VPN
8 93 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 91 (1.34%) Internet
10 90 (1.32%) DHCP
11 88 (1.29%) SMS
12 73 (1.07%) MPLS
13 67 (0.99%) VLAN
14 64 (0.94%) Network Security
15 58 (0.85%) Wireless
16 55 (0.81%) BGP
17 52 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
18 49 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
19 47 (0.69%) NAS
20 46 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 271 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 210 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 167 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 158 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 151 (2.22%) Big Data
7 141 (2.07%) MySQL
8 140 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 119 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
10 111 (1.63%) Hadoop
11 95 (1.40%) NoSQL
12 94 (1.38%) MongoDB
13 80 (1.18%) Power BI
14 69 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 69 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 60 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
16 57 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 55 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
18 51 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
19 49 (0.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 258 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 236 (3.47%) Jenkins
3 232 (3.41%) JIRA
4 94 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 79 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 78 (1.15%) Selenium
7 70 (1.03%) Subversion
8 54 (0.79%) Cucumber
9 51 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 46 (0.68%) NUnit
11 34 (0.50%) Artifactory
11 34 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 29 (0.43%) ERwin
14 25 (0.37%) Maven
15 24 (0.35%) LSMW
16 23 (0.34%) Vagrant
17 22 (0.32%) MSI
18 21 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 20 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 1,469 (21.61%) Finance
2 546 (8.03%) Banking
3 255 (3.75%) Retail
4 151 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 119 (1.75%) Marketing
5 119 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 111 (1.63%) Legal
7 106 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 104 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 84 (1.24%) Law
10 76 (1.12%) Front Office
11 57 (0.84%) Publishing
12 51 (0.75%) Back Office
13 43 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.59%) Advertising
15 37 (0.54%) French Language
15 37 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.46%) Billing
17 27 (0.40%) German Language
17 27 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 973 (14.31%) Analyst
2 820 (12.06%) Architect
3 743 (10.93%) Project Manager
4 692 (10.18%) Developer
5 630 (9.27%) Consultant
6 420 (6.18%) Business Analyst
7 265 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 246 (3.62%) Migration Manager
9 232 (3.41%) Desktop Support
10 230 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
11 212 (3.12%) Data Analyst
12 198 (2.91%) Migration Analyst
13 194 (2.85%) Support Engineer
14 186 (2.74%) Migration Engineer
15 180 (2.65%) Administrator
16 169 (2.49%) AWS Engineer
17 168 (2.47%) Migration Project Manager
18 156 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 155 (2.28%) Desktop Engineer
20 152 (2.24%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (3.93%) .NET
2 228 (3.35%) Web Services
3 212 (3.12%) XML
4 168 (2.47%) HTML
5 163 (2.40%) CSS
6 111 (1.63%) JSON
7 109 (1.60%) AngularJS
8 101 (1.49%) Middleware
9 99 (1.46%) REST
10 78 (1.15%) React
11 73 (1.07%) SOAP
12 70 (1.03%) Spring
13 67 (0.99%) Node.js
14 55 (0.81%) jQuery
15 54 (0.79%) ASP.NET
15 54 (0.79%) J2EE
16 53 (0.78%) LDAP
17 51 (0.75%) RESTful
18 48 (0.71%) HTML5
19 46 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 612 (9.00%) Data Centre
2 384 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 132 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 106 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 100 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 93 (1.37%) User Experience
8 88 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 72 (1.06%) Replication
10 69 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 63 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 63 (0.93%) PKI
12 57 (0.84%) Clustering
13 56 (0.82%) NHS
14 53 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
15 52 (0.76%) Derivative
16 48 (0.71%) Private Cloud
16 48 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 46 (0.68%) Fixed Income
18 41 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,400 (20.59%) Windows
2 581 (8.55%) Windows 10
3 519 (7.63%) Linux
4 422 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 316 (4.65%) Unix
6 301 (4.43%) Windows 7
7 217 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 181 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 154 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 125 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 102 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (0.71%) Solaris
13 42 (0.62%) AIX
14 41 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 40 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.32%) CentOS
16 22 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.26%) Android
18 17 (0.25%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,698 (24.98%) Data Migration
2 1,115 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
3 677 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 629 (9.25%) Project Management
5 516 (7.59%) DevOps
6 405 (5.96%) ETL
7 369 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
8 331 (4.87%) ITIL
9 303 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
10 288 (4.24%) Data Modelling
11 286 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 277 (4.07%) CRM
13 258 (3.80%) PRINCE2
14 256 (3.77%) Business Analysis
15 248 (3.65%) Scrum
16 235 (3.46%) Change Management
17 225 (3.31%) Data Analysis
18 218 (3.21%) ERP
19 215 (3.16%) Time Management
20 196 (2.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 995 (14.64%) SQL
2 498 (7.33%) Java
3 459 (6.75%) PowerShell
4 392 (5.77%) Python
5 277 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 212 (3.12%) C#
7 127 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 123 (1.81%) Perl
9 112 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 110 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 92 (1.35%) C
12 86 (1.27%) Ruby
13 72 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 67 (0.99%) C++
15 63 (0.93%) PHP
16 48 (0.71%) Java 8
17 45 (0.66%) VBA
18 42 (0.62%) Apex Code
18 42 (0.62%) VBScript
19 38 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 803 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 621 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 239 (3.52%) Degree
4 171 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 143 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 105 (1.54%) MCSE
7 93 (1.37%) AWS Certification
7 93 (1.37%) CCNP
8 68 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 67 (0.99%) PMP
10 61 (0.90%) CCNA
11 50 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 48 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
13 42 (0.62%) CCIE
13 42 (0.62%) ISEB
14 39 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
15 37 (0.54%) ISTQB
16 36 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 36 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 198 (2.91%) QA
3 113 (1.66%) PMO
4 111 (1.63%) GDPR
5 51 (0.75%) SLA
6 32 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 24 (0.35%) GCP
10 18 (0.26%) MiFID
11 12 (0.18%) IFRS
11 12 (0.18%) TARGET2
12 11 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.12%) PSD2
14 7 (0.10%) FATCA
14 7 (0.10%) GxP
14 7 (0.10%) HL7
14 7 (0.10%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.088%) EMIR
16 5 (0.074%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 796 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 239 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (3.02%) Docker
4 100 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 86 (1.27%) XenApp
6 78 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 49 (0.72%) vSphere
10 46 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 29 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 26 (0.38%) VMware NSX
14 17 (0.25%) NFS
15 15 (0.22%) BitLocker
16 14 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 12 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.12%) DFS Replication
18 8 (0.12%) XenServer
19 7 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 277 (4.07%) SCCM
2 219 (3.22%) Ansible
3 191 (2.81%) Puppet
4 186 (2.74%) Terraform
5 142 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (1.68%) Kubernetes
7 99 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 45 (0.66%) SCOM
9 29 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.40%) Packer
11 26 (0.38%) WSUS
12 25 (0.37%) NetBackup
13 24 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 24 (0.35%) vCenter Server
14 22 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
15 21 (0.31%) HAProxy
16 19 (0.28%) Mesos
17 18 (0.26%) Grafana
18 17 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
19 16 (0.24%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 1,246 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 657 (9.66%) Oracle
3 411 (6.05%) SAP
4 392 (5.77%) VMware
5 309 (4.55%) Cisco
6 261 (3.84%) Citrix
7 185 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
8 133 (1.96%) Google
9 129 (1.90%) IBM
10 113 (1.66%) HP
11 103 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 78 (1.15%) Dell
13 72 (1.06%) EMC
14 69 (1.02%) Juniper
15 68 (1.00%) F5
16 65 (0.96%) Informatica
17 64 (0.94%) Apple
18 62 (0.91%) Teradata
19 54 (0.79%) ServiceNow
20 52 (0.76%) CheckPoint