Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 September 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 787 835
Rank change year-on-year +8 +48 -41
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 123 80 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.095% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 59 33
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +72.73% -31.25%
10th Percentile £183 £223 £175
90th Percentile £575 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +28.57% +40.00% -31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
UK median hourly rate £87.22 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +481.45% +3.45% -18.31%
10th Percentile £28.08 £12.41 £8.58
90th Percentile £149.99 £41.40 £15.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £87.22 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +481.45% +3.45% -17.14%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,599 84,098 90,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.17% 85.60% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,535 55,446 59,633
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,426 2,078 2,364
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

Software Licensing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Licensing in the UK

Software Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Licensing in the UK

Software Licensing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Licensing over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Licensing in the UK

Software Licensing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Licensing in the UK

Software Licensing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Licensing over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Licensing in the UK

Software Licensing
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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
England +11 109 £462 -2.74% 15
UK excluding London +2 74 £450 +28.57% 8
London -2 41 £475 -5.94% 7
South East -7 40 £450 +20.00% 2
Midlands -12 9 £500 +233.33% 1
South West -15 7 £375 - 1
East of England -8 6 £485 +68.70% 2
West Midlands -17 6 £500 - 1
North of England -16 5 £385 +14.07% 2
Scotland -14 4 £350 -26.32%
North West -23 4 £385 +18.46%
Wales -16 3 £258 -60.38%
East Midlands +3 2 - -
Yorkshire -22 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 with a requirement for Software Licensing.

1 62 (50.41%) Microsoft
2 49 (39.84%) Asset Management
3 47 (38.21%) Finance
4 46 (37.40%) Software Asset Management
5 44 (35.77%) Oracle
6 31 (25.20%) SAP
7 28 (22.76%) Legal
8 27 (21.95%) IBM
8 27 (21.95%) Software Audit
8 27 (21.95%) Snow
9 25 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (19.51%) Time Management
10 24 (19.51%) ITIL
11 23 (18.70%) Management Information System
12 22 (17.89%) Adobe
13 21 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Licensing
15 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
15 19 (15.45%) IT Asset Management
16 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (13.01%) Project Management
18 15 (12.20%) Windows
18 15 (12.20%) Security Cleared
18 15 (12.20%) Self-Motivation
19 14 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
19 14 (11.38%) Analytics
19 14 (11.38%) Web Services
20 13 (10.57%) Data Analysis
20 13 (10.57%) VPN

Software Licensing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.94%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (8.94%) Office 365
4 10 (8.13%) SaaS
5 4 (3.25%) IaaS
6 2 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.63%) G Suite
6 2 (1.63%) PaaS
6 2 (1.63%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) VPN
2 12 (9.76%) DNS
2 12 (9.76%) Internet
3 11 (8.94%) Firewall
3 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.13%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (4.07%) LAN
5 5 (4.07%) SAN
5 5 (4.07%) WAN
6 3 (2.44%) NAS
7 2 (1.63%) Skype
7 2 (1.63%) VLAN
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.81%) Intranet
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) Network Security
8 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (38.21%) Finance
2 28 (22.76%) Legal
3 2 (1.63%) Advertising
3 2 (1.63%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.63%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Automotive
4 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (20.33%) Analyst
2 19 (15.45%) Software Manager
3 16 (13.01%) Software Asset Manager
4 14 (11.38%) Architect
4 14 (11.38%) Data Analyst
4 14 (11.38%) Software Analyst
5 12 (9.76%) Consultant
6 11 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (8.13%) IT Manager
7 10 (8.13%) Service Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Software Licensing Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Excel Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Administrator
10 5 (4.07%) Asset Management Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.07%) Procurement Manager
10 5 (4.07%) Services Delivery Manager
11 4 (3.25%) Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Software Licensing Manager
11 4 (3.25%) Sourcing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) Web Services
2 3 (2.44%) EJB
3 2 (1.63%) Middleware
3 2 (1.63%) XMPP
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Management Information System
2 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Licensing
3 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (12.20%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (8.94%) Replication
6 8 (6.50%) Public Cloud
7 7 (5.69%) Data Centre
8 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.44%) CMDB
9 3 (2.44%) Oracle Licensing
10 2 (1.63%) AS400
10 2 (1.63%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.81%) HACMP
11 1 (0.81%) Handset
11 1 (0.81%) LPAR
11 1 (0.81%) PDA
11 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) Windows
2 8 (6.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.69%) Linux
4 4 (3.25%) Unix
5 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.63%) AIX
6 2 (1.63%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.63%) Solaris
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.84%) Asset Management
2 46 (37.40%) Software Asset Management
3 27 (21.95%) Software Audit
4 24 (19.51%) ITIL
4 24 (19.51%) Time Management
5 19 (15.45%) IT Asset Management
6 17 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (13.01%) Project Management
8 14 (11.38%) Analytics
9 13 (10.57%) Data Analysis
10 11 (8.94%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (8.94%) Data Analytics
11 10 (8.13%) Contract Management
11 10 (8.13%) ITIL V3
11 10 (8.13%) Migration
12 9 (7.32%) Chemistry
12 9 (7.32%) Supplier Management
13 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
13 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) SQL
2 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.44%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) C
4 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.94%) Degree
3 10 (8.13%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.63%) ISEB
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) CCNP
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 6 (4.88%) GDPR
3 3 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (1.63%) COBIT
4 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) PMO
5 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.94%) SCCM
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.63%) FlexNet
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (50.41%) Microsoft
2 44 (35.77%) Oracle
3 31 (25.20%) SAP
4 27 (21.95%) IBM
4 27 (21.95%) Snow
5 22 (17.89%) Adobe
6 10 (8.13%) VMware
7 4 (3.25%) Symantec
8 3 (2.44%) Cisco
8 3 (2.44%) HP
8 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.63%) Apple
9 2 (1.63%) Brocade
9 2 (1.63%) BT
9 2 (1.63%) Google
9 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.63%) Sun
10 1 (0.81%) F5
10 1 (0.81%) Sonus
10 1 (0.81%) WatchGuard