The table below looks at the statistics for DHCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DHCP over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 181 202 214
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +12
Contract jobs citing DHCP 609 479 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.99% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 7.55% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 245 159
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 76
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.87% -13.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DHCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DHCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DHCP
Daily Rate Trend

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

DHCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

DHCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DHCP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DHCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DHCP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

DHCP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DHCP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
on Same Period
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
England +28 566 £375 +15.38% 224
London +19 238 £390 +4.34% 93
South East +6 110 £338 +12.50% 42
City of London +33 63 £388 +7.26% 21
East of England +17 44 £413 +37.50% 18
Yorkshire +20 41 £401 +57.83% 14
North West -6 39 £275 - 18
West Midlands +32 36 £275 +83.33% 14
South West -10 35 £285 +14.00% 17
Berkshire +4 32 £400 +31.68% 12
York +28 25 £401 +3.35% 2
North Yorkshire +23 25 £401 +3.35% 3
Bedfordshire +5 23 £425 +41.66% 1
Scotland -18 23 £250 +81.81% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 19 £280 +1.81% 6
Surrey +10 18 £319 -5.55% 7
Luton +4 18 £425 +41.66%
Hampshire -35 17 £263 -15.32% 4
Merseyside +3 14 £279 -38.05%
Reading +9 11 £388 +29.16% 6
Edinburgh +4 11 £325 +71.05% 1
Wiltshire -6 11 £346 +4.92% 3
East Midlands +19 10 £350 - 6
Warwickshire +7 10 - - 1
Cheshire +7 10 £203 -52.35% 5
Milton Keynes -5 10 £347 - 4
Manchester -10 10 £254 -15.41% 12
North East -27 10 £288 +19.79% 1
Shropshire - 10 £260 -
East Sussex -4 9 £425 +30.26% 1

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1167 (93.14%) DNS
2 888 (70.87%) Windows
3 758 (60.49%) Active Directory
4 574 (45.81%) Microsoft
5 559 (44.61%) VMware
6 483 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 379 (30.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 377 (30.09%) TCP/IP
9 351 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 327 (26.10%) Cisco
11 322 (25.70%) Firewall
12 307 (24.50%) MS Exchange
13 297 (23.70%) ITIL
14 292 (23.30%) Citrix
15 284 (22.67%) HP
16 258 (20.59%) Linux
17 237 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
18 229 (18.28%) SAN
19 219 (17.48%) Windows 7
20 213 (17.00%) LAN
21 208 (16.60%) SCCM
22 198 (15.80%) WAN
23 197 (15.72%) Security Cleared
24 190 (15.16%) SQL
25 181 (14.45%) IIS
26 179 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
27 177 (14.13%) MS Excel
28 176 (14.05%) MS Office
29 161 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
30 160 (12.77%) VPN

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 307 (24.50%) MS Exchange
2 181 (14.45%) IIS
3 148 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 84 (6.70%) SharePoint
6 82 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 49 (3.91%) Apache
9 43 (3.43%) Lync
10 36 (2.87%) Tomcat
11 33 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 19 (1.52%) IBM Notes
13 16 (1.28%) nginx
14 13 (1.04%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.88%) Jetty
16 9 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.56%) JBoss
17 7 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
18 5 (0.40%) SAS
18 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 177 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 176 (14.05%) MS Office
3 24 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.84%) MS Project
5 8 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.080%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.64%) RMDS
2 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.080%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.080%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.71%) Office 365
4 22 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.96%) Route 53
6 12 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.80%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.64%) SaaS
9 6 (0.48%) PaaS
10 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1167 (93.14%) DNS
2 377 (30.09%) TCP/IP
3 322 (25.70%) Firewall
4 229 (18.28%) SAN
5 213 (17.00%) LAN
6 198 (15.80%) WAN
7 160 (12.77%) VPN
8 119 (9.50%) FTP
9 106 (8.46%) Wireless
10 92 (7.34%) Internet
10 92 (7.34%) VLAN
10 92 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
11 89 (7.10%) OSPF
12 77 (6.15%) Network Security
13 70 (5.59%) BGP
14 66 (5.27%) LDAP
15 65 (5.19%) VoIP
16 64 (5.11%) IPsec
17 61 (4.87%) NAS
18 59 (4.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.51%) MySQL
4 28 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (1.92%) RDBMS
6 21 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.56%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.56%) Big Data
12 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.48%) DTS
13 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.84%) MSI
3 11 (0.88%) Maven
4 10 (0.80%) Subversion
5 9 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.64%) Hudson
7 5 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.32%) GitLab
8 4 (0.32%) Selenium
8 4 (0.32%) JIRA
8 4 (0.32%) Ant
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.24%) Bugzilla
9 3 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.16%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.16%) JUnit
11 1 (0.080%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.080%) Trac
General
1 119 (9.50%) Finance
2 81 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.63%) Banking
4 20 (1.60%) Legal
5 19 (1.52%) Law
6 16 (1.28%) Retail
6 16 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.12%) Local Government
8 13 (1.04%) Advertising
8 13 (1.04%) Marketing
9 10 (0.80%) Publishing
10 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.64%) Electronics
11 8 (0.64%) Back Office
12 7 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.40%) Front Office
13 5 (0.40%) Games
13 5 (0.40%) German Language
13 5 (0.40%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 187 (14.92%) Analyst
2 175 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 116 (9.26%) Network Engineer
3 116 (9.26%) Support Engineer
4 80 (6.38%) Support Analyst
5 76 (6.07%) Server Engineer
6 66 (5.27%) Administrator
7 64 (5.11%) Consultant
8 63 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 57 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 54 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
11 48 (3.83%) IT Support
12 43 (3.43%) Desktop Support
13 42 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
14 40 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
15 39 (3.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 38 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
17 33 (2.63%) Security Specialist
18 32 (2.55%) Network Specialist
19 31 (2.47%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.83%) Web Services
1 48 (3.83%) .NET
2 28 (2.23%) XML
3 16 (1.28%) HTML
4 14 (1.12%) Middleware
5 13 (1.04%) Application Packaging
6 10 (0.80%) Servlets
7 9 (0.72%) J2EE
8 8 (0.64%) Rendezvous
9 6 (0.48%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.48%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.48%) LAMP
10 5 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.40%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.24%) CSS
11 3 (0.24%) MSMQ
11 3 (0.24%) MAPI
11 3 (0.24%) Java EE
12 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.26%) Clustering
2 86 (6.86%) Blackberry
3 66 (5.27%) Thin Client
3 66 (5.27%) Replication
3 66 (5.27%) Fat Client
4 59 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (3.03%) Open Source
6 29 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.08%) PKI
8 19 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 18 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.44%) CESG
10 16 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.12%) PDA
11 14 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
12 12 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.88%) Smartcard
13 11 (0.88%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.80%) SecurID
15 9 (0.72%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 888 (70.87%) Windows
2 483 (38.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 379 (30.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 258 (20.59%) Linux
5 237 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 219 (17.48%) Windows 7
7 142 (11.33%) Windows XP
8 104 (8.30%) UNIX
9 83 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (4.79%) Windows 8
11 37 (2.95%) Solaris
12 30 (2.39%) Windows Vista
13 28 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 23 (1.84%) Ubuntu
15 20 (1.60%) Windows 2000
16 18 (1.44%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.36%) AIX
18 16 (1.28%) CentOS
19 10 (0.80%) Debian
20 9 (0.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (23.70%) ITIL
2 90 (7.18%) E-Commerce
2 90 (7.18%) Migration
3 82 (6.54%) Load Balancing
4 76 (6.07%) Configuration Management
5 69 (5.51%) Change Management
6 67 (5.35%) DevOps
7 56 (4.47%) Service Management
7 56 (4.47%) Project Management
8 54 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 40 (3.19%) Incident Management
11 39 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
12 38 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (2.31%) Network Management
14 28 (2.23%) Network Architecture
14 28 (2.23%) Performance Monitoring
14 28 (2.23%) Mentoring
15 26 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
15 26 (2.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (15.16%) SQL
2 148 (11.81%) PowerShell
3 52 (4.15%) C
4 50 (3.99%) VBScript
5 48 (3.83%) Java
6 44 (3.51%) Perl
7 37 (2.95%) Shell Script
8 29 (2.31%) VB
9 28 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.23%) Python
10 26 (2.08%) PHP
11 18 (1.44%) Ruby
12 14 (1.12%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.04%) C++
14 12 (0.96%) C#
15 10 (0.80%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.72%) Korn
17 8 (0.64%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.16%) Erlang
18 2 (0.16%) REXX
Qualifications
1 197 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 179 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 161 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (11.41%) SC Cleared
5 126 (10.06%) MCSE
6 94 (7.50%) CCNP
7 84 (6.70%) CCNA
8 60 (4.79%) MCITP
9 50 (3.99%) DV Cleared
10 49 (3.91%) MCP
11 44 (3.51%) CCSE
12 43 (3.43%) Degree
13 30 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (2.15%) MCSA
16 26 (2.08%) CISSP
17 19 (1.52%) CCIE
17 19 (1.52%) CCA
18 17 (1.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.58%) SLA
2 18 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.80%) QA
5 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.080%) COBIT
System Software
1 758 (60.49%) Active Directory
2 351 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (10.69%) vSphere
4 110 (8.78%) Hyper-V
5 107 (8.54%) XenApp
6 83 (6.62%) VMware ESX
7 48 (3.83%) Terminal Services
8 47 (3.75%) XenDesktop
9 37 (2.95%) XenServer
9 37 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (2.39%) NFS
12 24 (1.92%) DFS Replication
13 22 (1.76%) vCloud
14 20 (1.60%) VMware Server
15 18 (1.44%) Xen
16 17 (1.36%) ISA Server
17 14 (1.12%) Firmware
18 12 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 11 (0.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 208 (16.60%) SCCM
2 148 (11.81%) SCOM
3 65 (5.19%) NetBackup
4 56 (4.47%) Puppet
5 43 (3.43%) Backup Exec
6 42 (3.35%) Nagios
7 37 (2.95%) WSUS
8 35 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 30 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 29 (2.31%) HP SIM
11 28 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 26 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 20 (1.60%) WMI
15 17 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
16 14 (1.12%) SCSM
16 14 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
16 14 (1.12%) SCVMM
17 13 (1.04%) SCOrch
18 12 (0.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 574 (45.81%) Microsoft
2 559 (44.61%) VMware
3 327 (26.10%) Cisco
4 292 (23.30%) Citrix
5 284 (22.67%) HP
6 135 (10.77%) CheckPoint
7 95 (7.58%) Red Hat
8 94 (7.50%) Juniper
9 87 (6.94%) Symantec
10 83 (6.62%) NetApp
11 78 (6.23%) F5
12 77 (6.15%) Dell
13 67 (5.35%) EMC
14 64 (5.11%) Blue Coat
15 63 (5.03%) Infoblox
16 55 (4.39%) McAfee
17 49 (3.91%) Oracle
18 42 (3.35%) Altiris
19 40 (3.19%) IBM
20 39 (3.11%) SolarWinds
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sunderland
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-315 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £130 - £140 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Cornwall
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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networx
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Cornwall
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Kent
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Stockport
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Oxford
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