The first table below looks at the demand for DHCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DHCP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 173 144 160
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing DHCP 37 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.90% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 6.31% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 36
Average daily rate £355 £298 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.32% -25.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £295 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.38% -41.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £67.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+297.05% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -40.38%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 888 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.49% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 601 727
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
DHCP
London

DHCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DHCP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DHCP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DHCP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DHCP across the City of London region.

DHCP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

DHCP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

DHCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DHCP across the City of London region.

DHCP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DHCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DHCP.

1 72 (86.75%) DNS
2 68 (81.93%) Windows
3 59 (71.08%) Active Directory
4 35 (42.17%) VMware
5 33 (39.76%) Cisco
6 32 (38.55%) MS Exchange
7 31 (37.35%) Microsoft
8 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (33.73%) ITIL
9 28 (33.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (27.71%) TCP/IP
11 22 (26.51%) Citrix
12 21 (25.30%) Firewall
13 20 (24.10%) WAN
14 19 (22.89%) LAN
14 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
14 19 (22.89%) HP
14 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
14 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
15 17 (20.48%) SCCM
15 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (20.48%) Blackberry
15 17 (20.48%) MS Office
15 17 (20.48%) Change Management
16 15 (18.07%) MCSE
16 15 (18.07%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (16.87%) SQL
17 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (15.66%) SCOM

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DHCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DHCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (38.55%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.23%) Lync
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.61%) IIS
6 3 (3.61%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.48%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (86.75%) DNS
2 23 (27.71%) TCP/IP
3 21 (25.30%) Firewall
4 20 (24.10%) WAN
5 19 (22.89%) LAN
6 13 (15.66%) SAN
7 11 (13.25%) Wireless
8 9 (10.84%) BGP
8 9 (10.84%) SMTP
9 8 (9.64%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (8.43%) VLAN
10 7 (8.43%) WLAN
10 7 (8.43%) VPN
10 7 (8.43%) Internet
11 6 (7.23%) MPLS
11 6 (7.23%) EIGRP
12 5 (6.02%) OSPF
12 5 (6.02%) DMZ
12 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
12 5 (6.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.20%) MSI
2 1 (1.20%) Maven
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Back Office
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) Consultant
4 9 (10.84%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.02%) Support Technician
7 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) HTML
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) J2EE
1 1 (1.20%) COM+
1 1 (1.20%) DCOM
1 1 (1.20%) Web Services
1 1 (1.20%) XML
1 1 (1.20%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.43%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.61%) Replication
4 3 (3.61%) GIS
4 3 (3.61%) iPhone
4 3 (3.61%) iPad
5 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.20%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) e-Health
6 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 68 (81.93%) Windows
2 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (33.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
5 13 (15.66%) Windows XP
6 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.84%) Linux
8 8 (9.64%) UNIX
9 5 (6.02%) Solaris
9 5 (6.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.61%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.61%) Android
11 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.20%) Debian
12 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.20%) HPUX
12 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Change Management
3 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.23%) Network Management
4 6 (7.23%) Migration
4 6 (7.23%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
5 4 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.61%) Change Control
6 3 (3.61%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.41%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.41%) ITSM
7 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.41%) Service Management
7 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.87%) SQL
3 8 (9.64%) VB
4 4 (4.82%) Perl
5 3 (3.61%) C
6 2 (2.41%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.20%) Korn
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) VBScript
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (18.07%) MCSE
2 15 (18.07%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (12.05%) CCNP
4 8 (9.64%) CCNA
5 7 (8.43%) MCSA
6 2 (2.41%) MCITP
6 2 (2.41%) Degree
6 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.41%) MCP
7 1 (1.20%) CCSP
7 1 (1.20%) CISSP
7 1 (1.20%) OCP
7 1 (1.20%) OCA
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.20%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CISA
7 1 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (71.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (12.05%) XenApp
5 8 (9.64%) vSphere
5 8 (9.64%) VMware ESX
6 7 (8.43%) ISA Server
7 4 (4.82%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.20%) Dovecot
9 1 (1.20%) KVM
9 1 (1.20%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.20%) Squid
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.20%) NFS
9 1 (1.20%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (20.48%) SCCM
2 13 (15.66%) SCOM
3 7 (8.43%) MAILsweeper
3 7 (8.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.41%) WSUS
4 2 (2.41%) OpenView
5 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.20%) Netcool
5 1 (1.20%) Nagios
5 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.20%) DameWare
5 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.20%) OVSD
5 1 (1.20%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.20%) Cacti
5 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) VMware
2 33 (39.76%) Cisco
3 31 (37.35%) Microsoft
4 22 (26.51%) Citrix
5 19 (22.89%) HP
6 11 (13.25%) F5
7 10 (12.05%) Symantec
8 9 (10.84%) Clearswift
9 8 (9.64%) Websense
10 7 (8.43%) Open Text
10 7 (8.43%) Blue Coat
10 7 (8.43%) CheckPoint
10 7 (8.43%) Dell
10 7 (8.43%) EMC
10 7 (8.43%) Juniper
10 7 (8.43%) RightFax
11 6 (7.23%) Reuters
11 6 (7.23%) Bloomberg
11 6 (7.23%) Remedy
12 5 (6.02%) BMC
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