Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Migration 4,091 4,723 7,050
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.70% 8.06% 7.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 9.46% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,788 3,085 4,619
10th Percentile £313 £260 £285
25th Percentile £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £555
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 171 217
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.94 £12.63 £11.55
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.95 £14.36
Median % change year-on-year +12.09% +18.04% -9.46%
75th Percentile £51.00 £20.69 £18.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £30.05 £34.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £13.40
% change year-on-year - +18.36% -15.51%

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 46,110 49,941 84,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.83% 85.22% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,604 33,191 56,822
10th Percentile £306 £281 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £445 £433
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.77% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,433 1,596 1,998
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.32 £11.59
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £22.92
Median % change year-on-year +23.26% -6.17% +9.12%
75th Percentile £47.50 £45.81 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.23 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +15.51% -10.22% +12.00%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +1 3,166 £478 +0.53% 639
UK excluding London -3 1,682 £450 - 411
London -4 1,501 £500 -1.96% 262
Work from Home -9 1,312 £485 +7.78% 155
South East -2 506 £492 +9.22% 92
North of England -3 328 £438 -2.78% 123
Midlands 0 315 £425 -3.41% 79
West Midlands -3 245 £425 -5.56% 60
Scotland +4 237 £425 - 30
North West -6 174 £450 +2.86% 71
Yorkshire +1 138 £438 -2.78% 43
South West -16 132 £425 -10.53% 45
East of England -3 112 £444 +4.41% 35
East Midlands -5 69 £400 -5.88% 18
Wales +6 43 £388 -13.89% 2
North East -14 16 £413 -17.50% 9
Northern Ireland +5 11 £418 -1.76% 4

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1,187 (29.01%) Data Migration
2 1,041 (25.45%) Azure
3 862 (21.07%) Finance
4 737 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
5 708 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 700 (17.11%) SQL
7 633 (15.47%) AWS
8 628 (15.35%) Windows
9 563 (13.76%) Security Cleared
10 517 (12.64%) Microsoft 365
11 494 (12.08%) Oracle
12 461 (11.27%) DevOps
13 438 (10.71%) SC Cleared
14 389 (9.51%) Active Directory
15 355 (8.68%) Public Sector
16 338 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 333 (8.14%) ETL
18 331 (8.09%) Project Management
19 314 (7.68%) VMware
19 314 (7.68%) SharePoint
20 307 (7.50%) SAP
21 304 (7.43%) SQL Server
22 303 (7.41%) Data Centre
23 299 (7.31%) Data Modelling
24 287 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
25 280 (6.84%) Java
26 254 (6.21%) Python
27 253 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
27 253 (6.18%) PowerShell
28 246 (6.01%) 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
1 314 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 80 (1.96%) Confluence
3 63 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 59 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 54 (1.32%) Apache Spark
5 54 (1.32%) CMS
6 47 (1.15%) Apache
7 33 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 31 (0.76%) IIS
8 31 (0.76%) JBoss
8 31 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
9 30 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 30 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 29 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (0.56%) SAS
12 21 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 20 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 161 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 107 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 50 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 43 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.29%) PTC Creo
7 12 (0.29%) Windchill
8 10 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.049%) SPSS
11 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.024%) Figma
11 1 (0.024%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 89 (2.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 59 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 41 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 41 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
5 40 (0.98%) NetSuite
6 30 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
7 29 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
8 28 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
9 25 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
9 25 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
10 22 (0.54%) Maximo
11 16 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
12 15 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
13 13 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
13 13 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
14 12 (0.29%) SAP MDG
14 12 (0.29%) SAP MM
14 12 (0.29%) SAP SD
14 12 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,041 (25.45%) Azure
2 633 (15.47%) AWS
3 517 (12.64%) Microsoft 365
4 197 (4.82%) GCP
5 172 (4.20%) SaaS
6 162 (3.96%) Power Platform
7 133 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 127 (3.10%) IaaS
9 120 (2.93%) PaaS
10 105 (2.57%) OneDrive
11 100 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
12 81 (1.98%) Serverless
13 64 (1.56%) PowerApps
14 62 (1.52%) Amazon S3
15 53 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
16 48 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 44 (1.08%) Power Automate
18 43 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
19 42 (1.03%) OpenShift
20 40 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 129 (3.15%) Firewall
2 106 (2.59%) DNS
3 96 (2.35%) WAN
4 86 (2.10%) LAN
5 78 (1.91%) VPN
6 71 (1.74%) DHCP
6 71 (1.74%) Skype
7 57 (1.39%) SAN
8 46 (1.12%) NetScaler
9 42 (1.03%) Network Security
10 38 (0.93%) MPLS
11 36 (0.88%) Internet
12 32 (0.78%) SSL
13 31 (0.76%) Wireless
14 28 (0.68%) TCP/IP
15 26 (0.64%) NAS
16 24 (0.59%) SD-WAN
17 22 (0.54%) VSAN
18 21 (0.51%) VoIP
19 20 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 185 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
3 133 (3.25%) Big Data
4 109 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 104 (2.54%) Power BI
6 103 (2.52%) Oracle Database
7 86 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 81 (1.98%) Relational Database
9 71 (1.74%) Data Lake
9 71 (1.74%) MySQL
10 69 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 64 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
12 60 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
13 59 (1.44%) Hadoop
14 44 (1.08%) RDBMS
15 41 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
16 36 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 36 (0.88%) Tableau
17 33 (0.81%) Snowflake Schema
18 32 (0.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 170 (4.16%) JIRA
2 106 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 76 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 42 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
5 30 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 27 (0.66%) Selenium
7 26 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 23 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 20 (0.49%) ERwin
10 19 (0.46%) GitLab
11 16 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 15 (0.37%) SonarQube
13 14 (0.34%) Maven
13 14 (0.34%) TeamCity
14 13 (0.32%) Artifactory
14 13 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.32%) JUnit
15 12 (0.29%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
16 11 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 862 (21.07%) Finance
2 355 (8.68%) Public Sector
3 207 (5.06%) Banking
4 98 (2.40%) Legal
4 98 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 85 (2.08%) Retail
6 77 (1.88%) Marketing
7 72 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 61 (1.49%) Law
9 43 (1.05%) Police
10 40 (0.98%) Billing
11 31 (0.76%) Front Office
12 30 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 27 (0.66%) Electronics
14 25 (0.61%) Investment Banking
15 21 (0.51%) Back Office
15 21 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 20 (0.49%) Local Government
17 17 (0.42%) Automotive
17 17 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 682 (16.67%) Architect
2 437 (10.68%) Analyst
3 435 (10.63%) Consultant
4 403 (9.85%) Developer
5 343 (8.38%) Project Manager
6 159 (3.89%) Business Analyst
7 151 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
8 142 (3.47%) Data Architect
9 134 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
10 130 (3.18%) Migration Manager
11 128 (3.13%) Data Analyst
12 123 (3.01%) Cloud Architect
13 117 (2.86%) Data Engineer
14 116 (2.84%) AWS Engineer
15 109 (2.66%) Migration Engineer
16 107 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
17 89 (2.18%) Migration Consultant
18 85 (2.08%) Cloud Engineer
19 83 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 82 (2.00%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (3.72%) .NET
2 129 (3.15%) Web Services
3 76 (1.86%) Middleware
4 75 (1.83%) HTML
5 71 (1.74%) XML
6 64 (1.56%) REST
7 60 (1.47%) JSON
8 59 (1.44%) React
9 57 (1.39%) Spring
10 56 (1.37%) SOAP
11 52 (1.27%) CSS
12 50 (1.22%) AngularJS
13 46 (1.12%) Node.js
14 45 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
14 45 (1.10%) Spring Boot
15 42 (1.03%) Kafka
16 41 (1.00%) ASP.NET
17 34 (0.83%) .NET Core
17 34 (0.83%) RESTful
18 33 (0.81%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 303 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 287 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
4 88 (2.15%) NHS
5 86 (2.10%) Public Cloud
6 69 (1.69%) Cloud Native
7 67 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 66 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 58 (1.42%) Replication
10 55 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 51 (1.25%) User Experience
12 50 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (1.05%) Clustering
14 40 (0.98%) Private Cloud
15 36 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 35 (0.86%) Fixed Income
17 34 (0.83%) Reference Data
18 32 (0.78%) Data Structures
18 32 (0.78%) Hedge funds
18 32 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 628 (15.35%) Windows
2 246 (6.01%) Linux
3 221 (5.40%) Windows Server
4 166 (4.06%) Windows 10
5 123 (3.01%) Unix
6 91 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 60 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
10 53 (1.30%) AIX
11 39 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
12 38 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.76%) Solaris
14 24 (0.59%) VMS
15 21 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.39%) CentOS
16 16 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.34%) Android
18 12 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,187 (29.01%) Data Migration
2 737 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (11.27%) DevOps
4 338 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 333 (8.14%) ETL
6 331 (8.09%) Project Management
7 299 (7.31%) Data Modelling
8 253 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
9 244 (5.96%) Project Delivery
10 242 (5.92%) ERP
11 234 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
12 176 (4.30%) Scrum
13 174 (4.25%) ITIL
14 163 (3.98%) Analytics
15 155 (3.79%) Microservices
16 147 (3.59%) Change Management
17 137 (3.35%) Data Management
18 136 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 136 (3.32%) Requirements Gathering
19 135 (3.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 700 (17.11%) SQL
2 280 (6.84%) Java
3 254 (6.21%) Python
4 253 (6.18%) PowerShell
5 149 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 101 (2.47%) C#
7 98 (2.40%) PL/SQL
8 55 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 50 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 50 (1.22%) Perl
10 46 (1.12%) C
11 40 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 32 (0.78%) Scala
13 31 (0.76%) VB
14 30 (0.73%) Apex Code
15 21 (0.51%) PHP
16 18 (0.44%) Go
17 17 (0.42%) R
17 17 (0.42%) VBA
18 16 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 563 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 438 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 142 (3.47%) Degree
4 101 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 61 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (1.39%) MCSE
8 45 (1.10%) PMP
9 41 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 39 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 31 (0.76%) CCNP
12 30 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 30 (0.73%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
14 21 (0.51%) AWS Certification
14 21 (0.51%) CCIE
15 20 (0.49%) ISEB
16 18 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.42%) CCNA
18 15 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (3.35%) Data Quality
2 108 (2.64%) QA
3 69 (1.69%) SLA
4 36 (0.88%) GDPR
5 35 (0.86%) PMO
6 14 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.29%) HL7
8 9 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.20%) COBIT
10 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.15%) GRC
12 5 (0.12%) IFRS
13 4 (0.098%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.098%) NIST
14 3 (0.073%) GMP
14 3 (0.073%) GxP
14 3 (0.073%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 389 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 213 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (3.40%) Docker
4 78 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 57 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (1.12%) vSphere
7 44 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 43 (1.05%) XenApp
9 33 (0.81%) VMware NSX
10 26 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 22 (0.54%) PowerHA
12 17 (0.42%) GPFS
13 14 (0.34%) HDFS
14 12 (0.29%) XenDesktop
15 9 (0.22%) Firmware
15 9 (0.22%) KVM
15 9 (0.22%) ProxySG
15 9 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 217 (5.30%) Terraform
2 196 (4.79%) Kubernetes
3 139 (3.40%) Ansible
4 100 (2.44%) SCCM
5 74 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 53 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 46 (1.12%) Puppet
8 33 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 31 (0.76%) vRealize
10 27 (0.66%) SCOM
10 27 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 24 (0.59%) Grafana
12 22 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
13 19 (0.46%) Data Guard
14 15 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 12 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
16 11 (0.27%) Kibana
17 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
18 9 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 708 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 494 (12.08%) Oracle
3 314 (7.68%) VMware
4 307 (7.50%) SAP
5 149 (3.64%) Google
6 139 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
7 128 (3.13%) Cisco
7 128 (3.13%) Citrix
8 81 (1.98%) IBM
9 75 (1.83%) Informatica
10 59 (1.44%) ServiceNow
11 55 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 53 (1.30%) Cloudera
13 48 (1.17%) Atlassian
14 45 (1.10%) HP
15 40 (0.98%) Databricks
16 39 (0.95%) Dell
17 38 (0.93%) CheckPoint
18 29 (0.71%) EMC
18 29 (0.71%) NetApp