Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 794 754
Rank change year-on-year +4 -40 -58
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 74 55 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.078% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.068% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 62
England median daily rate £438 £300 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -21.72% +5.72%
10th Percentile £176 £160 £266
90th Percentile £550 £506 £486
UK median daily rate £425 £280 £383
% change year-on-year +51.79% -26.94% +5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
England median hourly rate £50.00 £14.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +240.43% -18.40% +7.46%
10th Percentile £42.50 £10.28 £10.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £17.58 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +244.83% -19.44% +7.46%

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 80470 80635 85371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.16% 82.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54303 53686 56383
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1821 2142 2548
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.28 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 14 December 2017.

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
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 14 December 2017. 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 +5 31 £475 +31.94% 2
South East +1 21 £475 +36.69% 3
Midlands +17 6 £130 -64.75%
South West +7 6 £310 -38.00% 2
North of England +29 5 £375 +37.61% 4
East of England -14 5 £288 +79.69% 3
West Midlands +24 4 £110 -70.17%
North West -1 4 £350 +22.81% 3
East Midlands - 2 £150 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Software Licensing
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Licensing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Licensing.

1 41 (55.41%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.89%) ITIL
2 31 (41.89%) Finance
3 29 (39.19%) Windows
4 26 (35.14%) Office 365
5 23 (31.08%) Asset Management
6 19 (25.68%) Microsoft Licensing
7 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 18 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
10 14 (18.92%) Management Information System
10 14 (18.92%) Software Asset Management
11 13 (17.57%) Windows Server
11 13 (17.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (17.57%) Incident Management
11 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (16.22%) Degree
12 12 (16.22%) Problem Management
13 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (14.86%) People Management
13 11 (14.86%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (12.16%) SLA
15 9 (12.16%) Cisco
16 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
16 8 (10.81%) VMware
16 8 (10.81%) Line Management
16 8 (10.81%) Software License Management

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 8 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.14%) Office 365
2 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.46%) Mimecast
4 6 (8.11%) SaaS
5 5 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Firewall
1 5 (6.76%) VPN
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
2 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) NAS
2 3 (4.05%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (4.05%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) Skype
3 2 (2.70%) VLAN
3 2 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.70%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (41.89%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Legal
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.11%) Law
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Military
6 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Manager
2 11 (14.86%) IT Manager
3 8 (10.81%) Architect
4 7 (9.46%) Software Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.11%) Asset Management Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Procurement Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Configuration Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Asset and Configuration Manager
8 3 (4.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) ICT Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Software Asset Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Software Licensing Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Software Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Sourcing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft Licensing
2 14 (18.92%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) CMDB
3 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.05%) Replication
7 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) ITIL
2 23 (31.08%) Asset Management
3 18 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (18.92%) Software Asset Management
5 13 (17.57%) Incident Management
5 13 (17.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (16.22%) Problem Management
7 11 (14.86%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (14.86%) People Management
7 11 (14.86%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (10.81%) Line Management
8 8 (10.81%) Software License Management
9 7 (9.46%) Project Management
9 7 (9.46%) Service Management
9 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.11%) Budget Control
10 6 (8.11%) Change Control
10 6 (8.11%) Contract Management
10 6 (8.11%) Data Protection
10 6 (8.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.22%) Degree
3 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
4 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
6 6 (8.11%) CCNA
6 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (8.11%) MCP
6 6 (8.11%) MCSE
6 6 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.76%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.05%) MCSA
9 2 (2.70%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.05%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) GLP
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Backup Exec
1 7 (9.46%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (55.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Cisco
3 8 (10.81%) VMware
4 7 (9.46%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.46%) Sophos
4 7 (9.46%) Veeam
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle
5 6 (8.11%) SAP
6 5 (6.76%) Snow
7 4 (5.41%) IBM
7 4 (5.41%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix
9 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.35%) Aruba
10 1 (1.35%) BMC
10 1 (1.35%) Google
10 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.35%) Meraki
10 1 (1.35%) NetApp
10 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds