Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 786 787
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 87 56 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.062% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.073% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 64
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -5.30%
10th Percentile £184 £167 £181
90th Percentile £775 £662 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +15.58% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -1.64% -13.38%
10th Percentile £15.15 £12.41 £10.28
90th Percentile £78.30 £16.45 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.10% -7.58%

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 85,519 77,176 89,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.78% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,362 50,523 58,954
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,338 2,076 2,266
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.48 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -13 79 £462 +8.71% 12
UK excluding London -17 46 £445 +15.58% 12
London -20 38 £475 -20.30%
South East -15 21 £456 +18.36% 4
Midlands +3 11 £465 +200.00% 1
West Midlands -10 7 £500 +222.58% 1
South West +7 4 £174 -61.33% 2
Scotland -41 4 £350 -18.60%
East Midlands - 4 £445 -
North of England -32 3 - - 4
North West -16 2 - - 4
Wales - 2 £190 -
East of England +7 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -19 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 47 (54.02%) Microsoft
2 42 (48.28%) Asset Management
3 39 (44.83%) Oracle
3 39 (44.83%) Software Asset Management
4 36 (41.38%) Finance
5 30 (34.48%) SAP
6 26 (29.89%) Software Audit
7 25 (28.74%) IBM
8 23 (26.44%) Legal
9 21 (24.14%) ITIL
9 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (22.99%) IT Asset Management
10 20 (22.99%) Time Management
11 19 (21.84%) Snow
12 18 (20.69%) Adobe
12 18 (20.69%) Management Information System
13 17 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (18.39%) Service Delivery
15 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (14.94%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
17 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
18 10 (11.49%) ITIL V3
18 10 (11.49%) Data Analytics
18 10 (11.49%) Analytics
18 10 (11.49%) Collaborative Working
18 10 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 19770
19 9 (10.34%) Office 365
19 9 (10.34%) SaaS

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 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.34%) Office 365
3 9 (10.34%) SaaS
4 3 (3.45%) G Suite
5 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) LAN
2 4 (4.60%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
3 1 (1.15%) Skype
3 1 (1.15%) VLAN
3 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (41.38%) Finance
2 23 (26.44%) Legal
3 5 (5.75%) Publishing
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Software Asset Manager
2 14 (16.09%) Analyst
2 14 (16.09%) Software Manager
3 13 (14.94%) Architect
4 12 (13.79%) Service Manager
5 11 (12.64%) Consultant
6 7 (8.05%) Applications Architect
6 7 (8.05%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (8.05%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (8.05%) Software Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Administrator
8 5 (5.75%) Asset Management Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Management Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Software Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Asset Management Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.60%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Office 365 Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) XMPP
2 1 (1.15%) REST
2 1 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Management Information System
2 16 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (14.94%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Licensing
5 6 (6.90%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle Licensing
7 3 (3.45%) CMDB
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.15%) PDA
9 1 (1.15%) Replication
9 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) AIX
4 1 (1.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Solaris
4 1 (1.15%) Unix
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.28%) Asset Management
2 39 (44.83%) Software Asset Management
3 26 (29.89%) Software Audit
4 21 (24.14%) ITIL
5 20 (22.99%) IT Asset Management
5 20 (22.99%) Time Management
6 17 (19.54%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (18.39%) Service Delivery
8 10 (11.49%) Analytics
8 10 (11.49%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (11.49%) Data Analytics
8 10 (11.49%) ITIL V3
9 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.34%) Kanban
9 9 (10.34%) Project Management
9 9 (10.34%) Scrum
9 9 (10.34%) TDD
10 8 (9.20%) Service Management
11 6 (6.90%) Data Analysis
11 6 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) C
3 1 (1.15%) C#
3 1 (1.15%) Java
3 1 (1.15%) Perl
3 1 (1.15%) PHP
3 1 (1.15%) Python
3 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) ISEB
3 2 (2.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 7 (8.05%) GDPR
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (5.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) FlexNet
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 47 (54.02%) Microsoft
2 39 (44.83%) Oracle
3 30 (34.48%) SAP
4 25 (28.74%) IBM
5 19 (21.84%) Snow
6 18 (20.69%) Adobe
7 9 (10.34%) VMware
8 3 (3.45%) Altiris
8 3 (3.45%) Cisco
8 3 (3.45%) Google
8 3 (3.45%) Symantec
9 2 (2.30%) Apple
9 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.15%) Brocade
10 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.15%) F5
10 1 (1.15%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.15%) Mercator
10 1 (1.15%) Sun
10 1 (1.15%) WatchGuard