Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 826 776
Rank change year-on-year +36 -50 -50
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 87 55 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.053% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 62
UK median daily rate £425 £274 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.25% -28.57% +2.20%
10th Percentile £170 £163 £266
90th Percentile £550 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £261 £371
% change year-on-year +23.44% -29.63% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -21.62% +10.45%
10th Percentile £12.33 £8.58 £16.08
90th Percentile £45.43 £17.12 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year +8.62% -52.46% +82.09%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Licensing in the UK

Software Licensing
Top 16 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 21 November 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
England +43 77 £450 +53.85% 19
UK excluding London +30 58 £323 +23.44% 20
London +1 29 £475 +11.76% 2
South East +7 21 £475 +153.33% 2
South West -2 8 £320 -36.00% 3
Scotland - 8 £265 - 1
North of England +39 7 £350 +28.44% 5
Midlands +23 6 £130 -64.75% 5
East of England - 6 £288 - 2
North West +17 5 £338 +18.42% 2
West Midlands +23 4 £110 -70.17% 3
East Midlands - 2 £150 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 - - 3
Wales +10 1 £650 +246.67% 2
Northern Ireland -48 1 - -
North East - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 with a requirement for Software Licensing.

1 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (41.38%) Finance
3 33 (37.93%) ITIL
4 32 (36.78%) Windows
5 27 (31.03%) Asset Management
6 26 (29.89%) Office 365
7 21 (24.14%) Management Information System
8 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
8 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Licensing
9 16 (18.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
10 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (17.24%) Software Asset Management
11 13 (14.94%) Incident Management
11 13 (14.94%) Windows Server
12 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
12 12 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (12.64%) People Management
13 11 (12.64%) Problem Management
13 11 (12.64%) Degree
14 10 (11.49%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (11.49%) Service Management
14 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (10.34%) SLA
15 9 (10.34%) Cisco
15 9 (10.34%) Legal
15 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management

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 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.15%) SAS
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (29.89%) Office 365
2 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.90%) Mimecast
4 5 (5.75%) SaaS
5 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) Firewall
2 4 (4.60%) Internet
2 4 (4.60%) LAN
2 4 (4.60%) VPN
2 4 (4.60%) WAN
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
3 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) NAS
4 2 (2.30%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.30%) SAN
4 2 (2.30%) Skype
4 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.30%) VLAN
4 2 (2.30%) Wireless
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.15%) H.323
5 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.15%) PABX
5 1 (1.15%) SCCP
5 1 (1.15%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.30%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) ProC
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (41.38%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Legal
3 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.05%) Law
5 4 (4.60%) Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Military
7 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) IT Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (9.20%) Procurement Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Architect
5 7 (8.05%) Consultant
5 7 (8.05%) Service Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Software Licensing Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Software Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (4.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) Asset and Configuration Manager
8 4 (4.60%) IT Procurement Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Asset Management Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) ICT Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Service Desk Support
9 3 (3.45%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Licensing
3 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.05%) CMDB
5 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.75%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (4.60%) Public Cloud
8 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.30%) PKI
9 2 (2.30%) Replication
10 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle Licensing
10 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 13 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.20%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Android
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.15%) Unix
7 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) ITIL
2 27 (31.03%) Asset Management
3 16 (18.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (17.24%) Software Asset Management
5 13 (14.94%) Incident Management
6 12 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (12.64%) People Management
7 11 (12.64%) Problem Management
8 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (11.49%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (11.49%) Service Management
9 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.20%) Information Security
10 8 (9.20%) Line Management
10 8 (9.20%) Software License Management
11 7 (8.05%) Data Protection
11 7 (8.05%) Project Management
12 6 (6.90%) Change Control
12 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) Degree
4 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.90%) A+ Certification
5 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.75%) CCNA
6 5 (5.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.75%) MCP
6 5 (5.75%) MCSE
6 5 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.60%) MCSA
8 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.30%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (1.15%) CCIE
10 1 (1.15%) CCIE Collaboration
10 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.30%) QA
4 1 (1.15%) GLP
4 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Backup Exec
1 6 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco
2 9 (10.34%) VMware
3 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle
3 6 (6.90%) Sophos
3 6 (6.90%) Veeam
4 5 (5.75%) CA
4 5 (5.75%) SAP
5 4 (4.60%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (4.60%) Snow
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.30%) HP
8 1 (1.15%) Avaya
8 1 (1.15%) BMC
8 1 (1.15%) Dell