Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 757 833
Rank change year-on-year +30 +76 -63
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 124 85 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.093% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 59 33
England median daily rate £450 £475 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +74.31% -27.72%
10th Percentile £220 £172 £175
90th Percentile £568 £600 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £273
% change year-on-year -5.56% +65.14% -27.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
England median hourly rate £87.22 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +481.45% +3.45% -23.68%
10th Percentile £28.08 £12.41 £8.58
90th Percentile £149.99 £41.40 £15.91
UK median hourly rate £87.22 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +481.45% +3.45% -23.68%

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 80,674 78,512 84,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,852 52,528 55,964
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,158 1,850 2,225
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.93
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 53 £460 -8.00% 9
South East +11 40 £450 +5.88% 4
South West -19 10 £375 -
North of England -23 8 £385 +14.07% 10
North West -11 7 £385 +18.46% 4
Midlands -16 7 £513 +241.67% 4
East of England +7 6 £485 +76.36% 1
West Midlands -15 4 £525 +112.12% 2
East Midlands +5 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 3
Software Licensing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 65 (52.42%) Microsoft
2 50 (40.32%) Oracle
3 49 (39.52%) Asset Management
4 41 (33.06%) Finance
5 39 (31.45%) SAP
6 38 (30.65%) Software Asset Management
7 35 (28.23%) IBM
8 28 (22.58%) Adobe
9 26 (20.97%) Security Cleared
10 25 (20.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (17.74%) ITIL
12 20 (16.13%) Snow
13 19 (15.32%) Software Audit
13 19 (15.32%) Legal
14 17 (13.71%) Management Information System
14 17 (13.71%) Windows
15 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
15 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Licensing
16 15 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (12.10%) Project Management
17 14 (11.29%) Web Services
17 14 (11.29%) Analytics
18 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
18 13 (10.48%) Active Directory
18 13 (10.48%) VMware
18 13 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 19770
19 12 (9.68%) DNS
19 12 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
19 12 (9.68%) Time 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 4 (3.23%) CMS
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (8.06%) SaaS
5 9 (7.26%) Office 365
6 4 (3.23%) IaaS
7 2 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.61%) G Suite
7 2 (1.61%) PaaS
7 2 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.68%) DNS
2 11 (8.87%) Firewall
2 11 (8.87%) Internet
2 11 (8.87%) VPN
3 10 (8.06%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.03%) LAN
4 5 (4.03%) SAN
4 5 (4.03%) WAN
5 3 (2.42%) NAS
5 3 (2.42%) VLAN
6 2 (1.61%) MPLS
6 2 (1.61%) Skype
6 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) AdminStudio
1 3 (2.42%) MSI
2 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (33.06%) Finance
2 19 (15.32%) Legal
3 8 (6.45%) Marketing
4 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.84%) Electronics
5 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Analyst
2 17 (13.71%) Software Manager
3 14 (11.29%) Software Asset Manager
4 13 (10.48%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.68%) Architect
5 12 (9.68%) Software Analyst
6 10 (8.06%) Service Manager
7 9 (7.26%) Data Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.45%) Oracle Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Oracle Business Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Asset Management Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Consultant
10 6 (4.84%) DBA
10 6 (4.84%) IT Manager
10 6 (4.84%) Oracle DBA
10 6 (4.84%) Procurement Manager
10 6 (4.84%) Software Licensing Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (4.03%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) Web Services
2 3 (2.42%) EJB
3 2 (1.61%) Middleware
3 2 (1.61%) XMPP
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Licensing
3 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.87%) Replication
5 10 (8.06%) CMDB
5 10 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (6.45%) Public Cloud
7 6 (4.84%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.42%) Oracle Licensing
9 2 (1.61%) AS400
9 2 (1.61%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.61%) Handset
9 2 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.81%) Fintech
10 1 (0.81%) HACMP
10 1 (0.81%) LPAR
10 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.71%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.65%) Linux
4 4 (3.23%) Unix
4 4 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.61%) AIX
6 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.61%) Solaris
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.52%) Asset Management
2 38 (30.65%) Software Asset Management
3 22 (17.74%) ITIL
4 19 (15.32%) Software Audit
5 15 (12.10%) Project Management
6 14 (11.29%) Analytics
7 12 (9.68%) Time Management
8 11 (8.87%) Data Analytics
8 11 (8.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (8.87%) IT Asset Management
8 11 (8.87%) Migration
8 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
9 10 (8.06%) Contract Management
9 10 (8.06%) Data Analysis
9 10 (8.06%) ITIL V3
9 10 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.26%) Decision-Making
10 9 (7.26%) Service Management
11 8 (6.45%) ITSM
11 8 (6.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
1 10 (8.06%) SQL
2 3 (2.42%) Java
3 2 (1.61%) C
3 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.06%) Degree
3 10 (8.06%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 4 (3.23%) GDPR
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 2 (1.61%) COBIT
4 2 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) ThinApp
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.81%) FlexNet
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (52.42%) Microsoft
2 50 (40.32%) Oracle
3 39 (31.45%) SAP
4 35 (28.23%) IBM
5 28 (22.58%) Adobe
6 20 (16.13%) Snow
7 13 (10.48%) VMware
8 4 (3.23%) Symantec
9 3 (2.42%) Cisco
9 3 (2.42%) Citrix
9 3 (2.42%) HP
9 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.61%) Apple
10 2 (1.61%) Brocade
10 2 (1.61%) BT
10 2 (1.61%) Google
10 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.61%) Sonus
10 2 (1.61%) Sun
10 2 (1.61%) Veritas