Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 January 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 361 338
Rank change year-on-year +30 -23 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 44 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 12
South East median daily rate £449 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +7.94% +12.50%
10th Percentile £186 £227 £163
90th Percentile £534 £573 £474
England median daily rate £450 £425 £300
% change year-on-year +5.88% +41.67% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
South East median hourly rate £14.44 £16.50 £16.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -1.27% -
10th Percentile £13.98 £16.25 £14.85
90th Percentile £14.89 £49.35 £18.23
England median hourly rate £14.44 £16.50 £15.07
% change year-on-year -12.52% +9.51% -16.29%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,784 13,716 12,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.90% 84.48% 83.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,260 8,245 7,633
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £580 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 419 538
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.21 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

Software Licensing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Licensing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Licensing in the South East

Software Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Licensing in the South East

Software Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Licensing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Licensing in the South East

Software Licensing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Licensing in the South East

Software Licensing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +37 35 £475 -13.64% 2
Berkshire +28 33 £475 -13.64% 2
Surrey - 5 £190 -
Hampshire -26 3 £200 +16.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 2 £263 +5.00%
Kent - 1 £275 -
Software Licensing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Licensing.

1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 23 (52.27%) DNS
2 23 (52.27%) Microsoft Licensing
3 22 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 22 (50.00%) Internet
3 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 21 (47.73%) Reverse Proxy
4 21 (47.73%) VPN
4 21 (47.73%) Web Services
5 19 (43.18%) Windows
6 18 (40.91%) DV Cleared
7 17 (38.64%) PowerShell
7 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (34.09%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (34.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (31.82%) Firewall
9 14 (31.82%) Replication
10 13 (29.55%) SaaS
10 13 (29.55%) Public Cloud
11 10 (22.73%) Office 365
12 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (18.18%) SAN
13 8 (18.18%) Project Management
13 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
13 8 (18.18%) Degree
13 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
14 7 (15.91%) QA
14 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
14 7 (15.91%) NAS

Software Licensing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (34.09%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (29.55%) SaaS
4 10 (22.73%) Office 365
5 3 (6.82%) IaaS
5 3 (6.82%) PaaS
6 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) DNS
2 22 (50.00%) Internet
2 22 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 21 (47.73%) Reverse Proxy
3 21 (47.73%) VPN
4 14 (31.82%) Firewall
5 8 (18.18%) SAN
6 7 (15.91%) NAS
7 3 (6.82%) LAN
7 3 (6.82%) WAN
8 2 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (4.55%) Skype
8 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.55%) VLAN
9 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Architect
2 13 (29.55%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Data Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Sourcing Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Software Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Excel Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Licensing Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft Licensing
2 14 (31.82%) Replication
3 13 (29.55%) Public Cloud
4 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 5 (11.36%) Private Cloud
6 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (4.55%) Handset
8 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.27%) HACMP
8 1 (2.27%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.09%) Android
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 8 (18.18%) Project Management
3 5 (11.36%) Contract Negotiation
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Cloud Operations
5 3 (6.82%) Contract Management
5 3 (6.82%) Data Privacy
5 3 (6.82%) Information Security
5 3 (6.82%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (6.82%) Time Management
5 3 (6.82%) Use Case
6 2 (4.55%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (40.91%) DV Cleared
3 8 (18.18%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ISEB
7 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) FlexNet
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.55%) Snow
3 2 (4.55%) Sonus
4 1 (2.27%) Brocade
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Sun