Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 19 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing Migration 6,629 2,555 7,063
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.81% 8.02% 8.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.77% 9.21% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,615 1,748 4,602
10th Percentile £350 £305 £263
25th Percentile £413 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £691 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 372
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.13 £13.00 £12.15
Median hourly rate £17.75 £15.86 £15.86
Median % change year-on-year +11.92% - +7.04%
75th Percentile £51.00 £30.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £64.80 £54.98 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.76
% change year-on-year +0.88% +0.63% +21.23%

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 75,601 27,733 73,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.12% 87.08% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,617 18,810 49,307
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,703 800 2,172
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.65 £15.25 £14.90
Median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.84% +4.65% +11.69%

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 25 October 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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 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 +2 5,172 £520 +9.47% 933
London +2 2,556 £550 +10.00% 427
UK excluding London -4 2,510 £475 +5.56% 548
Work from Home +4 2,019 £515 +8.42% 192
South East +1 730 £500 +2.56% 137
North of England -1 552 £475 +5.56% 162
Midlands -6 442 £475 +18.75% 103
North West -1 317 £473 +7.08% 91
Scotland -8 299 £450 - 41
West Midlands -11 291 £493 +23.13% 73
South West +1 240 £440 -12.00% 36
Yorkshire -1 207 £500 - 59
East of England -3 177 £450 - 56
East Midlands +5 149 £450 +22.45% 29
Wales -8 54 £515 +28.75% 7
North East -4 28 £450 -8.86% 12
Northern Ireland +13 24 £103 -78.87% 6
Isle of Man - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 1,855 (27.98%) Data Migration
2 1,580 (23.83%) Azure
3 1,477 (22.28%) Social Skills
4 1,369 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
5 1,345 (20.29%) Finance
6 1,209 (18.24%) Microsoft
7 1,065 (16.07%) SQL
8 943 (14.23%) AWS
9 853 (12.87%) DevOps
10 823 (12.42%) Windows
11 712 (10.74%) Oracle
12 708 (10.68%) Security Cleared
13 684 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 682 (10.29%) Microsoft 365
15 635 (9.58%) SAP
16 590 (8.90%) Active Directory
17 571 (8.61%) Project Management
18 567 (8.55%) SC Cleared
19 542 (8.18%) Data Centre
20 503 (7.59%) Java
21 491 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
22 476 (7.18%) Linux
23 470 (7.09%) Python
24 458 (6.91%) ETL
25 440 (6.64%) Public Sector
26 431 (6.50%) Data Modelling
26 431 (6.50%) SharePoint
27 430 (6.49%) SQL Server
28 425 (6.41%) PowerShell
29 417 (6.29%) VMware

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
1 431 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 120 (1.81%) Confluence
3 82 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 78 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 73 (1.10%) CMS
6 66 (1.00%) Apache
7 57 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 54 (0.81%) SAS
9 43 (0.65%) IIS
10 42 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 34 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
13 24 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 24 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 23 (0.35%) Documentum
15 22 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 22 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
16 21 (0.32%) ArcGIS
16 21 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 180 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 171 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.15%) Chatbot
9 7 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
9 7 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 4 (0.060%) SPSS
10 4 (0.060%) Windchill
11 3 (0.045%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.045%) Sketch
12 2 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.030%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.015%) Figma
Business Applications
1 207 (3.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 138 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 107 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
4 63 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
5 47 (0.71%) NetSuite
6 24 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 23 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 21 (0.32%) SAP MDG
9 20 (0.30%) SAP FI
10 19 (0.29%) SAP SD
11 18 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
11 18 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
12 17 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
13 16 (0.24%) SAP CO
13 16 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
14 15 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
14 15 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 13 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
15 13 (0.20%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 1,580 (23.83%) Azure
2 943 (14.23%) AWS
3 682 (10.29%) Microsoft 365
4 331 (4.99%) Power Platform
5 317 (4.78%) GCP
5 317 (4.78%) PaaS
6 277 (4.18%) IaaS
7 266 (4.01%) SaaS
8 248 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
9 214 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 150 (2.26%) Serverless
11 118 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
12 109 (1.64%) OneDrive
13 103 (1.55%) PowerApps
14 101 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
15 81 (1.22%) GitHub
16 80 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
17 77 (1.16%) Amazon S3
18 73 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
19 68 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 307 (4.63%) Firewall
2 164 (2.47%) DNS
3 145 (2.19%) WAN
4 136 (2.05%) VPN
5 131 (1.98%) LAN
6 109 (1.64%) SAN
7 98 (1.48%) Network Security
8 95 (1.43%) DHCP
9 93 (1.40%) Skype
10 78 (1.18%) Internet
11 73 (1.10%) TCP/IP
12 54 (0.81%) BGP
13 52 (0.78%) Wireless
14 48 (0.72%) NetScaler
15 45 (0.68%) MPLS
16 42 (0.63%) HTTP
16 42 (0.63%) OSPF
17 39 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
18 38 (0.57%) VoIP
19 37 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 382 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 216 (3.26%) Power BI
4 187 (2.82%) Big Data
5 154 (2.32%) Data Lake
6 149 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 137 (2.07%) Oracle Database
8 130 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 121 (1.83%) Hadoop
10 105 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
11 98 (1.48%) MySQL
12 95 (1.43%) Metadata
13 85 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 79 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
15 78 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 75 (1.13%) MongoDB
17 65 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
17 65 (0.98%) NoSQL
18 58 (0.87%) SAP HANA
19 57 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 266 (4.01%) JIRA
2 220 (3.32%) Jenkins
3 196 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 72 (1.09%) GitLab
5 55 (0.83%) Maven
6 54 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 43 (0.65%) Gradle
8 41 (0.62%) ERwin
9 39 (0.59%) Selenium
10 35 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 32 (0.48%) Visual Studio
12 28 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 28 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 27 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (0.33%) Artifactory
14 22 (0.33%) CircleCI
15 20 (0.30%) JUnit
15 20 (0.30%) Postman
15 20 (0.30%) SonarQube
16 17 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 1,477 (22.28%) Social Skills
2 1,345 (20.29%) Finance
3 440 (6.64%) Public Sector
4 410 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
5 372 (5.61%) Banking
6 181 (2.73%) Presentation Skills
7 171 (2.58%) Marketing
8 158 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 155 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 153 (2.31%) Retail
11 112 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
12 96 (1.45%) Legal
13 93 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
14 91 (1.37%) Law
15 89 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
16 82 (1.24%) Investment Banking
17 62 (0.94%) Billing
18 46 (0.69%) Front Office
19 44 (0.66%) Financial Institution
20 41 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,070 (16.14%) Architect
2 724 (10.92%) Project Manager
3 709 (10.70%) Analyst
3 709 (10.70%) Consultant
4 693 (10.45%) Developer
5 349 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 346 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
7 240 (3.62%) Migration Manager
8 211 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 209 (3.15%) Cloud Architect
10 207 (3.12%) Data Analyst
11 190 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
12 176 (2.66%) Data Engineer
13 175 (2.64%) Data Architect
14 169 (2.55%) Migration Project Manager
15 162 (2.44%) Migration Engineer
16 143 (2.16%) Azure Architect
17 139 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
18 136 (2.05%) Data Consultant
19 135 (2.04%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (4.62%) .NET
2 204 (3.08%) Web Services
3 131 (1.98%) REST
4 120 (1.81%) Middleware
5 112 (1.69%) HTML
5 112 (1.69%) Kafka
6 100 (1.51%) XML
7 93 (1.40%) CSS
8 90 (1.36%) Spring
9 83 (1.25%) JSON
9 83 (1.25%) React
10 82 (1.24%) SOAP
11 81 (1.22%) J2EE
12 76 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
13 70 (1.06%) Node.js
14 67 (1.01%) LDAP
15 63 (0.95%) RESTful
16 59 (0.89%) Spring Boot
17 52 (0.78%) .NET Framework
18 50 (0.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 542 (8.18%) Data Centre
2 309 (4.66%) Legacy Systems
3 168 (2.53%) Public Cloud
4 138 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 109 (1.64%) Cloud Native
6 108 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 93 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 89 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
9 87 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
10 86 (1.30%) NHS
11 78 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 73 (1.10%) Legacy Applications
13 70 (1.06%) User Experience
14 68 (1.03%) Replication
15 62 (0.94%) Data Structures
16 61 (0.92%) Clustering
17 57 (0.86%) Reference Data
18 55 (0.83%) Private Cloud
19 49 (0.74%) Virtual Team
20 48 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 823 (12.42%) Windows
2 476 (7.18%) Linux
3 266 (4.01%) Windows Server
4 251 (3.79%) Windows 10
5 162 (2.44%) Unix
6 111 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 108 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 101 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 78 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 73 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
11 58 (0.87%) AIX
12 55 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
13 46 (0.69%) Solaris
14 45 (0.68%) VMS
15 34 (0.51%) SUSE
16 32 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 30 (0.45%) Android
18 29 (0.44%) CentOS
19 22 (0.33%) Windows XP
20 20 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,855 (27.98%) Data Migration
2 1,369 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
3 853 (12.87%) DevOps
4 684 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 571 (8.61%) Project Management
6 491 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 458 (6.91%) ETL
8 431 (6.50%) Data Modelling
9 403 (6.08%) Analytics
10 402 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
11 350 (5.28%) Project Delivery
12 335 (5.05%) Scrum
13 329 (4.96%) ERP
14 308 (4.65%) ITIL
15 292 (4.40%) CRM
16 267 (4.03%) Microservices
16 267 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 246 (3.71%) Data Analysis
18 234 (3.53%) Waterfall
19 228 (3.44%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1,065 (16.07%) SQL
2 503 (7.59%) Java
3 470 (7.09%) Python
4 425 (6.41%) PowerShell
5 248 (3.74%) JavaScript
6 236 (3.56%) C#
7 149 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 118 (1.78%) T-SQL
9 99 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 84 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 70 (1.06%) C
12 57 (0.86%) C++
13 52 (0.78%) Perl
14 44 (0.66%) PHP
15 43 (0.65%) Apex Code
15 43 (0.65%) VB
16 37 (0.56%) Scala
17 36 (0.54%) Groovy
17 36 (0.54%) R
18 33 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 708 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 567 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 187 (2.82%) Degree
4 110 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 106 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 58 (0.87%) CCNP
8 55 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 55 (0.83%) PMP
9 52 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 44 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 41 (0.62%) ISTQB
12 39 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (0.54%) MCSE
14 35 (0.53%) CISSP
15 32 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
16 31 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 29 (0.44%) CCIE
17 29 (0.44%) CCNA
18 27 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (3.62%) Data Quality
2 130 (1.96%) QA
3 92 (1.39%) PMO
4 79 (1.19%) GDPR
5 73 (1.10%) SLA
6 36 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 18 (0.27%) Accessibility
10 16 (0.24%) HL7
10 16 (0.24%) MiFID
11 14 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
11 14 (0.21%) NIST
12 12 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (0.14%) COBIT
13 9 (0.14%) GxP
14 7 (0.11%) ISO 20022
15 6 (0.091%) SOC 2
16 5 (0.075%) GRC
17 4 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 590 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 272 (4.10%) Docker
3 255 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 82 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 65 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 58 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (0.71%) XenApp
9 46 (0.69%) VMware NSX
10 43 (0.65%) vSphere
11 29 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.26%) OpenAM
15 15 (0.23%) HDFS
16 13 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
17 11 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 11 (0.17%) NFS
18 9 (0.14%) Firmware
18 9 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 385 (5.81%) Terraform
2 363 (5.48%) Kubernetes
3 246 (3.71%) Ansible
4 143 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 134 (2.02%) SCCM
6 96 (1.45%) Puppet
7 61 (0.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 61 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 52 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
9 49 (0.74%) Grafana
10 28 (0.42%) vCenter Server
11 26 (0.39%) FortiGate
12 25 (0.38%) vRealize
13 24 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
13 24 (0.36%) SCOM
14 23 (0.35%) Nagios
15 22 (0.33%) Data Guard
16 21 (0.32%) Prometheus
17 19 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
17 19 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,209 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 712 (10.74%) Oracle
3 635 (9.58%) SAP
4 417 (6.29%) VMware
5 285 (4.30%) Cisco
6 244 (3.68%) Google
7 223 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
8 159 (2.40%) Citrix
9 153 (2.31%) ServiceNow
10 105 (1.58%) IBM
11 102 (1.54%) Informatica
12 101 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 92 (1.39%) Databricks
14 65 (0.98%) CheckPoint
14 65 (0.98%) EMC
15 59 (0.89%) Dell
15 59 (0.89%) JD Edwards
16 55 (0.83%) HP
17 44 (0.66%) F5
18 43 (0.65%) Palo Alto