Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 787 734
Rank change year-on-year -2 -53 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Licensing 80 56 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.059% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.070% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 34 84
UK median daily rate £408 £293 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.32% -23.28% +3.39%
10th Percentile £239 £148 £221
90th Percentile £640 £471 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £293 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% -16.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £15.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -15.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.88 £14.60 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.50 £17.90 £42.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.71 £42.00
% change year-on-year +7.70% -60.21% +180.00%

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 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

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 February 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
Top 15 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 February 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 -27 66 £425 +41.67% 33
UK excluding London -11 49 £300 +2.56% 28
London 0 31 £450 +109.30% 6
South East -25 20 £425 +8.56% 6
Scotland -6 11 £270 -29.87%
Midlands +8 6 £268 +33.75% 10
East of England -9 4 £300 +87.50% 1
South West +16 3 £320 -28.89% 2
West Midlands +9 3 £110 -45.00% 6
East Midlands - 3 £445 - 4
North of England +23 2 £400 +46.79% 8
Wales -6 2 £363 +93.33% 1
North West +4 1 - - 5
North East - 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.25%) Asset Management
3 27 (33.75%) Finance
4 24 (30.00%) Windows
4 24 (30.00%) Software Asset Management
5 23 (28.75%) ITIL
6 20 (25.00%) Office 365
7 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
8 17 (21.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (18.75%) Oracle
9 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Licensing
11 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
11 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
12 12 (15.00%) VMware
12 12 (15.00%) Windows Server
13 11 (13.75%) Software License Management
13 11 (13.75%) People Management
14 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
14 10 (12.50%) SaaS
14 10 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (11.25%) Change Control
15 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
15 9 (11.25%) IBM
15 9 (11.25%) Incident Management
16 8 (10.00%) Degree
16 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) Office 365
2 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.50%) SaaS
4 7 (8.75%) Mimecast
5 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.25%) G Suite
7 1 (1.25%) IaaS
7 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) NAS
2 3 (3.75%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (3.75%) SAN
2 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.75%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) H.323
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) MGCP
3 1 (1.25%) PABX
3 1 (1.25%) SCCP
3 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) ProC
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.50%) Law
4 4 (5.00%) Legal
5 3 (3.75%) Publishing
6 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Software Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Architect
3 11 (13.75%) Asset Management Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Consultant
4 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (10.00%) Software Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) IT Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Software Licensing Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Procurement Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Software Asset Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Software Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (2.50%) IT Support
9 2 (2.50%) Software Licensing Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) Middleware
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (3.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) REST
2 1 (1.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Licensing
2 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
3 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
4 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (7.50%) Oracle Licensing
7 5 (6.25%) Public Cloud
8 4 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (3.75%) Clustering
9 3 (3.75%) CMDB
9 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (3.75%) Replication
10 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Asset Management
2 24 (30.00%) Software Asset Management
3 23 (28.75%) ITIL
4 17 (21.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (13.75%) People Management
5 11 (13.75%) Software License Management
6 10 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 9 (11.25%) Change Control
7 9 (11.25%) Incident Management
8 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (10.00%) Project Management
8 8 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (10.00%) Service Management
9 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.50%) Budget Control
10 6 (7.50%) Information Security
10 6 (7.50%) Line Management
11 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.25%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) Perl
3 1 (1.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.00%) Degree
5 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (7.50%) CCNA
6 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.50%) MCP
6 6 (7.50%) MCSE
6 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.00%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.75%) MCSA
9 1 (1.25%) CCIE
9 1 (1.25%) CCIE Collaboration
9 1 (1.25%) ISEB
9 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Backup Exec
1 7 (8.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle
3 12 (15.00%) VMware
4 9 (11.25%) IBM
5 8 (10.00%) Cisco
6 7 (8.75%) CheckPoint
6 7 (8.75%) Sophos
6 7 (8.75%) Veeam
7 6 (7.50%) Snow
8 5 (6.25%) SAP
9 4 (5.00%) CA
9 4 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.75%) Altiris
10 3 (3.75%) Symantec
11 2 (2.50%) HP
12 1 (1.25%) Adobe
12 1 (1.25%) BMC
12 1 (1.25%) Google
12 1 (1.25%) Remedy