Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Licensing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Licensing over the 6 months to 19 July 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.

Software Licensing
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 755 794
Rank change year-on-year -28 +39 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 81 60 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.068% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.080% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 58
England median daily rate £462 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +20.00% -5.78%
10th Percentile £183 £178 £175
90th Percentile £775 £653 £504
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £363
% change year-on-year -2.70% +27.59% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
England median hourly rate £20.50 £14.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.17% +0.86% -22.50%
10th Percentile £15.60 £12.10 £8.58
90th Percentile £107.20 £16.58 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £14.63 £13.00
% change year-on-year +40.17% +12.50% -30.52%

Software Licensing 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,031 74,676 85,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.85% 85.15% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,880 49,181 57,188
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,236 1,940 2,067
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year -12.00% +3.79% +12.43%

Software Licensing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Licensing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Licensing in England

Software Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Licensing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Licensing in England

Software Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Licensing in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Licensing in England

Software Licensing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Licensing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Licensing in England

Software Licensing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Licensing in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Licensing in England

Software Licensing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Licensing within the England region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
London -16 36 £550 -7.09% 3
South East -1 23 £462 +23.20% 7
Midlands 0 11 £465 +200.00% 8
West Midlands -8 7 £500 +222.58% 7
South West +10 5 £183 -59.33%
East Midlands +1 4 £445 - 1
North of England -23 3 - - 3
East of England -4 2 £485 -15.65%
North West -18 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -25 1 - - 1
Software Licensing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Licensing 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 England region with a requirement for Software Licensing.

1 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 40 (49.38%) Oracle
3 34 (41.98%) Asset Management
4 33 (40.74%) Finance
5 32 (39.51%) Software Asset Management
6 29 (35.80%) SAP
7 27 (33.33%) Software Audit
8 23 (28.40%) IBM
9 22 (27.16%) Legal
10 21 (25.93%) ITIL
11 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Excel
12 19 (23.46%) Adobe
12 19 (23.46%) Management Information System
12 19 (23.46%) Snow
12 19 (23.46%) IT Asset Management
12 19 (23.46%) Time Management
13 17 (20.99%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (18.52%) Service Delivery
16 13 (16.05%) Self-Motivation
17 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
18 11 (13.58%) Analytics
18 11 (13.58%) Collaborative Working
19 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Licensing
19 10 (12.35%) ISO/IEC 19770
19 10 (12.35%) Data Analytics
19 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
19 10 (12.35%) SaaS

Software Licensing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.35%) SaaS
3 8 (9.88%) Office 365
4 4 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.70%) G Suite
6 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) Firewall
1 4 (4.94%) Internet
1 4 (4.94%) LAN
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
2 3 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (3.70%) SAN
2 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.70%) VPN
2 3 (3.70%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) NAS
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) Skype
4 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
General
1 33 (40.74%) Finance
2 22 (27.16%) Legal
3 4 (4.94%) Publishing
4 2 (2.47%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Architect
2 14 (17.28%) Software Asset Manager
3 13 (16.05%) Software Manager
4 12 (14.81%) Service Manager
5 11 (13.58%) Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (8.64%) Services Delivery Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Applications Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.17%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.94%) Asset Management Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Management Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Office 365 Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Software Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Excel Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) XMPP
3 1 (1.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Management Information System
2 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (16.05%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Licensing
5 5 (6.17%) Oracle Licensing
6 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.94%) Replication
7 3 (3.70%) CMDB
8 2 (2.47%) AS400
8 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.47%) Credit Risk
8 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) Unix
2 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
4 1 (1.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.98%) Asset Management
2 32 (39.51%) Software Asset Management
3 27 (33.33%) Software Audit
4 21 (25.93%) ITIL
5 19 (23.46%) IT Asset Management
5 19 (23.46%) Time Management
6 17 (20.99%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 11 (13.58%) Analytics
8 11 (13.58%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (12.35%) Data Analytics
9 10 (12.35%) ITIL V3
9 10 (12.35%) Project Management
10 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (9.88%) Kanban
10 8 (9.88%) Scrum
10 8 (9.88%) TDD
11 6 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) SQL
2 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.47%) C
4 1 (1.23%) C#
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) Ruby
4 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) ISEB
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) CCNA
6 1 (1.23%) CCNP
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 7 (8.64%) GDPR
3 2 (2.47%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) FlexNet
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 40 (49.38%) Oracle
3 29 (35.80%) SAP
4 23 (28.40%) IBM
5 19 (23.46%) Adobe
5 19 (23.46%) Snow
6 7 (8.64%) VMware
7 3 (3.70%) Altiris
7 3 (3.70%) Cisco
7 3 (3.70%) Google
7 3 (3.70%) Symantec
8 2 (2.47%) Apple
8 2 (2.47%) BT
8 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.23%) Brocade
9 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.23%) Dell KACE
9 1 (1.23%) F5
9 1 (1.23%) Mercator
9 1 (1.23%) WatchGuard