Period
to 18 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Migration 182 517 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.31% 12.22% 8.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.71% 14.30% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 303 270
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £258 £250
90th Percentile £595 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 41 20
Median hourly rate £43.49 £32.59 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.45% +176.54% -23.97%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.40 £21.13
England median hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% +16.67% -1.64%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,089 3,615 4,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.61% 85.44% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 2,350 2,567
Median daily rate £425 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £264
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 122 205
Median hourly rate £22.95 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +20.00% -32.58%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £46.94 £35.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.72
% change year-on-year +40.00% +20.66% -11.32%

Migration
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Migration as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Migration in the West Midlands

Migration
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Migration in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Migration in the West Midlands

Migration
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Migration in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Migration in the West Midlands

Migration
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Migration in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Migration in the West Midlands

Migration
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Migration in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Migration in the West Midlands

Migration
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Migration within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Warwickshire +2 74 £380 -20.00% 5
Birmingham -7 34 £425 -5.56% 7
Coventry 0 23 £331 -18.46% 3
Herefordshire +5 14 £538 +2.38%
Staffordshire +6 8 £400 +3.23% 1
Worcestershire +12 6 £308 -25.45% 1
Shropshire -23 5 £425 -18.11% 2
Solihull 0 2 £356 -1.72%
Dudley +7 1 - -
Migration
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Migration.

1 68 (37.36%) Data Migration
2 57 (31.32%) Security Cleared
3 45 (24.73%) Public Sector
4 41 (22.53%) Project Management
5 40 (21.98%) SC Cleared
6 38 (20.88%) Business Case
7 36 (19.78%) Microsoft
8 35 (19.23%) SQL
9 30 (16.48%) Azure
10 28 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (14.84%) SharePoint
12 25 (13.74%) C#
12 25 (13.74%) .NET
12 25 (13.74%) Finance
12 25 (13.74%) DevOps
13 21 (11.54%) Active Directory
13 21 (11.54%) Office 365
14 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
15 19 (10.44%) Telecoms
16 18 (9.89%) JavaScript
16 18 (9.89%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (8.79%) XML
17 16 (8.79%) Windows
18 15 (8.24%) PRINCE2
18 15 (8.24%) Scrum
18 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
19 14 (7.69%) DV Cleared
19 14 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
19 14 (7.69%) CSS
19 14 (7.69%) HTML

Migration
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 27 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.49%) Confluence
3 5 (2.75%) IIS
3 5 (2.75%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (7.14%) InfoPath
2 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.65%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.55%) iTrent
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.48%) Azure
2 21 (11.54%) Office 365
3 8 (4.40%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (3.85%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.30%) AWS
5 6 (3.30%) PaaS
5 6 (3.30%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.75%) IaaS
6 5 (2.75%) Yammer
7 3 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.65%) Logic Apps
8 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.10%) SaaS
8 2 (1.10%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.55%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.75%) Firewall
1 5 (2.75%) Skype
1 5 (2.75%) Softphone
1 5 (2.75%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.20%) Network Security
3 2 (1.10%) Internet
3 2 (1.10%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.10%) LAN
3 2 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (0.55%) Connectrix
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
4 1 (0.55%) FTP
4 1 (0.55%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.55%) SAN
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.30%) Power BI
4 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.65%) Big Data
5 3 (1.65%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 13 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.59%) JIRA
3 5 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.10%) JMeter
4 2 (1.10%) Postman
4 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.10%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 45 (24.73%) Public Sector
2 25 (13.74%) Finance
3 19 (10.44%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.04%) Police
5 7 (3.85%) Legal
6 5 (2.75%) Military
7 4 (2.20%) Back Office
7 4 (2.20%) Billing
7 4 (2.20%) Law
8 3 (1.65%) Banking
8 3 (1.65%) Publishing
9 2 (1.10%) Electronics
9 2 (1.10%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.10%) Marketing
10 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (13.19%) Project Manager
2 20 (10.99%) Consultant
3 17 (9.34%) Analyst
3 17 (9.34%) Developer
4 16 (8.79%) Programme Manager
5 14 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 13 (7.14%) Architect
7 12 (6.59%) Migration Manager
8 11 (6.04%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (4.95%) Project Delivery Manager
10 9 (4.95%) Senior Project Manager
11 8 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.85%) Administrator
12 7 (3.85%) DBA
12 7 (3.85%) Migration Project Manager
12 7 (3.85%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.30%) SharePoint Consultant
14 5 (2.75%) Applications Manager
14 5 (2.75%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.74%) .NET
2 16 (8.79%) XML
3 14 (7.69%) CSS
3 14 (7.69%) HTML
4 13 (7.14%) jQuery
5 6 (3.30%) OAuth
5 6 (3.30%) REST
6 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.20%) Web Services
7 3 (1.65%) JSON
7 3 (1.65%) Middleware
7 3 (1.65%) OAuth2
7 3 (1.65%) OpenID
7 3 (1.65%) SAML
8 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.10%) WCF
9 1 (0.55%) CSS3
9 1 (0.55%) SOAP
9 1 (0.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.75%) IVR
4 5 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.75%) Wiki
5 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.65%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Social Media
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.55%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.79%) Windows
2 10 (5.49%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.40%) Solaris
4 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.65%) Linux
6 2 (1.10%) Unix
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) HPUX
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (37.36%) Data Migration
2 41 (22.53%) Project Management
3 38 (20.88%) Business Case
4 28 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.74%) DevOps
6 15 (8.24%) PRINCE2
6 15 (8.24%) Scrum
7 14 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (7.14%) Change Management
8 13 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 12 (6.59%) ITIL
9 12 (6.59%) Project Delivery
10 11 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (6.04%) ETL
10 11 (6.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.04%) Test Strategy
11 10 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (5.49%) SDLC
11 10 (5.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.23%) SQL
2 25 (13.74%) C#
3 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
4 18 (9.89%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.14%) VBScript
6 4 (2.20%) Java
7 2 (1.10%) Python
7 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (31.32%) Security Cleared
2 40 (21.98%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.95%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.75%) MCSD
5 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.10%) CCNA
7 2 (1.10%) CCNP
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.10%) ISEB
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.55%) Degree
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.49%) QA
2 7 (3.85%) SLA
3 5 (2.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.85%) Docker
3 6 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.10%) XenApp
6 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) SRDF
7 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.30%) SCCM
2 5 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.65%) Control-M
4 3 (1.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.10%) Terraform
5 2 (1.10%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.55%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 36 (19.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.69%) Oracle
3 9 (4.95%) SAP
4 7 (3.85%) VMware
5 6 (3.30%) Cisco
6 5 (2.75%) CommVault
7 4 (2.20%) Meraki
8 3 (1.65%) Databricks
8 3 (1.65%) NetApp
8 3 (1.65%) Tableau
9 2 (1.10%) Citrix
9 2 (1.10%) Juniper
10 1 (0.55%) BT
10 1 (0.55%) EMC
10 1 (0.55%) HP
10 1 (0.55%) IBM
10 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.55%) Remedy
10 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.55%) Sun