The first table below looks at the demand for DHCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DHCP over the 3 months to 11 July 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 England 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 208 195 197
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing DHCP 485 492 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.08% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 7.69% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 240 204
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 62 61
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £28.43 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6525 6394 8056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.69% 14.03% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3542 3335 3628
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 486 623
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.75 £12.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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DHCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DHCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

DHCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DHCP Daily Rate Trend in England

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

DHCP Daily Rate Histogram in England

DHCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

DHCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

DHCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

DHCP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 185 £350 -6.66% 70
South East -16 93 £266 -3.32% 46
North West +15 60 £245 -17.64% 8
East of England -16 45 £238 -42.42% 20
West Midlands +2 29 £330 +32.00% 11
South West -15 28 £320 +4.06% 16
Yorkshire -36 16 £388 +43.51% 10
North East -1 15 £245 -30.00% 1
East Midlands -9 10 £325 +12.06% 9
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DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 890 (92.81%) DNS
2 709 (73.93%) Windows
3 595 (62.04%) Active Directory
4 440 (45.88%) Microsoft
5 400 (41.71%) VMware
6 375 (39.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 312 (32.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 305 (31.80%) MS Exchange
9 277 (28.88%) Citrix
10 261 (27.22%) TCP/IP
11 257 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 250 (26.07%) Firewall
13 249 (25.96%) Cisco
14 231 (24.09%) HP
15 218 (22.73%) Windows 7
16 213 (22.21%) SCCM
17 205 (21.38%) ITIL
18 191 (19.92%) MS Excel
19 187 (19.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 177 (18.46%) SAN
21 176 (18.35%) Linux
22 171 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
23 167 (17.41%) Windows XP
24 160 (16.68%) LAN
25 158 (16.48%) Security Cleared
26 150 (15.64%) WAN
27 139 (14.49%) MCSE
28 138 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
29 126 (13.14%) PowerShell
30 123 (12.83%) SQL

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 305 (31.80%) MS Exchange
2 171 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 108 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 106 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 85 (8.86%) IIS
6 76 (7.92%) SharePoint
7 41 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (3.96%) Apache
9 30 (3.13%) Tomcat
9 30 (3.13%) Lync
10 22 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 22 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (2.09%) WebSphere
13 15 (1.56%) Jetty
13 15 (1.56%) nginx
14 9 (0.94%) CMS
15 8 (0.83%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 191 (19.92%) MS Excel
2 117 (12.20%) MS Office
3 6 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) MS Project
4 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.10%) BPCS
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (3.23%) Office 365
4 26 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (2.40%) Amazon S3
5 23 (2.40%) Route 53
5 23 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.88%) SaaS
8 13 (1.36%) PaaS
9 12 (1.25%) IaaS
10 10 (1.04%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.10%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 890 (92.81%) DNS
2 261 (27.22%) TCP/IP
3 250 (26.07%) Firewall
4 177 (18.46%) SAN
5 160 (16.68%) LAN
6 150 (15.64%) WAN
7 109 (11.37%) VPN
8 94 (9.80%) Wireless
9 65 (6.78%) BGP
10 57 (5.94%) NAS
11 56 (5.84%) Network Security
11 56 (5.84%) VLAN
11 56 (5.84%) Internet
12 52 (5.42%) Cisco IOS
13 51 (5.32%) OSPF
14 49 (5.11%) MPLS
14 49 (5.11%) VoIP
15 48 (5.01%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (4.80%) HTTP
16 46 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.09%) Oracle Database
3 16 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.56%) MySQL
4 15 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.73%) Big Data
7 7 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.63%) DTS
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.21%) DataStage
11 1 (0.10%) IDOL
11 1 (0.10%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 32 (3.34%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.50%) Hudson
3 23 (2.40%) Maven
4 15 (1.56%) JUnit
5 8 (0.83%) JIRA
5 8 (0.83%) Selenium
5 8 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.83%) Trac
6 7 (0.73%) Redmine
6 7 (0.73%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.73%) MSI
6 7 (0.73%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.42%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.31%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.21%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 78 (8.13%) Finance
2 46 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.50%) Banking
4 22 (2.29%) French Language
5 21 (2.19%) Marketing
6 18 (1.88%) Advertising
7 17 (1.77%) Mandarin Language
7 17 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.77%) Spanish Language
8 13 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.25%) Back Office
10 11 (1.15%) Retail
11 10 (1.04%) Law
12 8 (0.83%) Legal
12 8 (0.83%) Local Government
13 6 (0.63%) German Language
14 3 (0.31%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Games
15 2 (0.21%) Electronics
16 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 118 (12.30%) Analyst
2 113 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 88 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 85 (8.86%) Administrator
5 75 (7.82%) Systems Administrator
6 65 (6.78%) Network Engineer
7 58 (6.05%) Consultant
8 54 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 54 (5.63%) Server Engineer
9 49 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
10 46 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 45 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 45 (4.69%) Desktop Support
12 39 (4.07%) Architect
13 38 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
14 34 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
15 33 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 31 (3.23%) Network Specialist
17 29 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 28 (2.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.92%) .NET
2 15 (1.56%) Servlets
2 15 (1.56%) Web Services
3 12 (1.25%) Middleware
4 7 (0.73%) J2EE
5 5 (0.52%) Application Packaging
6 4 (0.42%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.42%) DCOM
7 3 (0.31%) XML
7 3 (0.31%) Flash
7 3 (0.31%) WAP
7 3 (0.31%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.21%) LAMP
8 2 (0.21%) ADSI
8 2 (0.21%) HTML
8 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.10%) COM+
9 1 (0.10%) SOAP
9 1 (0.10%) ODBC
9 1 (0.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.28%) Blackberry
2 82 (8.55%) Clustering
3 67 (6.99%) Thin Client
3 67 (6.99%) Fat Client
4 41 (4.28%) Open Source
5 34 (3.55%) Replication
6 26 (2.71%) PKI
7 20 (2.09%) Firmware
7 20 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.46%) Statistics
9 13 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.15%) PDA
10 11 (1.15%) iPhone
10 11 (1.15%) Smartcard
11 10 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.94%) EqualLogic
12 9 (0.94%) iPad
13 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 709 (73.93%) Windows
2 375 (39.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 312 (32.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 218 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 176 (18.35%) Linux
6 167 (17.41%) Windows XP
7 138 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (5.42%) Windows 8
10 45 (4.69%) UNIX
11 33 (3.44%) Solaris
12 31 (3.23%) CentOS
13 21 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (2.09%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.98%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.83%) Android
17 7 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.63%) AIX
18 6 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (21.38%) ITIL
2 101 (10.53%) Migration
3 63 (6.57%) Configuration Management
4 60 (6.26%) Load Balancing
5 54 (5.63%) Project Management
6 51 (5.32%) Change Management
6 51 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 45 (4.69%) Service Management
8 32 (3.34%) E-Commerce
9 31 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 30 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (3.02%) DevOps
12 27 (2.82%) Capacity Management
13 26 (2.71%) Problem Management
14 24 (2.50%) Change Control
15 19 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (1.98%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (1.88%) Network Design
17 17 (1.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 126 (13.14%) PowerShell
2 123 (12.83%) SQL
3 40 (4.17%) C
4 36 (3.75%) Java
5 32 (3.34%) Perl
6 28 (2.92%) VB
7 24 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.40%) VBScript
9 17 (1.77%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.77%) Ruby
10 8 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.73%) PHP
11 7 (0.73%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.63%) C#
13 5 (0.52%) C++
13 5 (0.52%) Python
14 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.31%) Korn
16 2 (0.21%) Bourne shell
17 1 (0.10%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 187 (19.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 158 (16.48%) Security Cleared
3 139 (14.49%) MCSE
4 107 (11.16%) SC Cleared
5 106 (11.05%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (6.78%) CCNP
7 63 (6.57%) MCITP
8 59 (6.15%) MCP
9 57 (5.94%) Degree
10 48 (5.01%) CCNA
11 42 (4.38%) DV Cleared
12 26 (2.71%) MCSA
12 26 (2.71%) CCSE
13 20 (2.09%) MCTS
14 15 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.94%) RHCE
17 8 (0.83%) A+ Certification
18 6 (0.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.32%) SLA
2 24 (2.50%) QA
3 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) BS7799
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 595 (62.04%) Active Directory
2 257 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (12.51%) XenApp
4 115 (11.99%) Hyper-V
5 100 (10.43%) vSphere
6 54 (5.63%) VMware ESX
7 49 (5.11%) XenDesktop
8 40 (4.17%) XenServer
9 34 (3.55%) ISA Server
10 31 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (2.19%) Terminal Services
13 19 (1.98%) NFS
14 13 (1.36%) UAG
15 12 (1.25%) Xen
15 12 (1.25%) DFS Replication
16 11 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (1.04%) KVM
18 9 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 213 (22.21%) SCCM
2 94 (9.80%) SCOM
3 66 (6.88%) Backup Exec
4 53 (5.53%) WSUS
5 43 (4.48%) Puppet
6 32 (3.34%) NetBackup
7 27 (2.82%) HP SIM
8 23 (2.40%) Vagrant
9 22 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (1.56%) SCVMM
11 14 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
13 10 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.83%) OpenView
16 7 (0.73%) DameWare
16 7 (0.73%) Nagios
16 7 (0.73%) OVSD
16 7 (0.73%) WMI
Vendors
1 440 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 400 (41.71%) VMware
3 277 (28.88%) Citrix
4 249 (25.96%) Cisco
5 231 (24.09%) HP
6 84 (8.76%) Symantec
7 74 (7.72%) Red Hat
8 67 (6.99%) CheckPoint
9 65 (6.78%) Dell
9 65 (6.78%) F5
10 55 (5.74%) Oracle
11 50 (5.21%) EMC
12 41 (4.28%) Infoblox
13 40 (4.17%) NetApp
14 39 (4.07%) Juniper
15 38 (3.96%) Blue Coat
16 29 (3.02%) IBM
16 29 (3.02%) SolarWinds
17 27 (2.82%) Apple
18 25 (2.61%) Imperva
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