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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 185 200 225
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +25
Contract jobs citing DHCP 737 626 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.13% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.10% 7.67% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 329 214
Average daily rate
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£328 £320 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 50 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +22 700 £330 +3.12% 192
London +28 272 £350 -3.44% 59
South East +26 161 £330 +16.81% 40
North West -21 74 £310 +12.72% 18
East of England +11 58 £276 -21.07% 17
City of London +6 55 £363 -4.91% 14
South West -12 40 £413 +65.00% 16
North East +3 37 £278 -20.71% 4
Yorkshire -19 32 £258 -19.53% 19
Manchester 0 31 £310 +77.14% 12
Surrey +11 29 £345 +20.52% 12
Berkshire -5 28 £350 +16.66% 5
Hampshire -12 28 £275 -6.77% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 27 £338 -3.57% 2
Tyne and Wear -4 27 £338 -3.57% 2
West Sussex -2 25 £350 +59.09% 1
Hertfordshire +18 24 - - 7
Scotland -19 21 £250 -12.28% 11
Wiltshire -8 20 £475 +5.55% 2
East Sussex +7 18 £330 +38.94% 1
Oxfordshire -9 18 £170 -47.69% 1
West Midlands -9 18 £310 - 10
Brighton +12 17 £330 +38.94% 1
South Yorkshire -5 17 £225 -32.83% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £425 - 8
Reading -12 15 £413 +37.50% 3
Crawley -2 14 £350 +55.55%
Edinburgh -7 14 £269 -5.70% 5
West Yorkshire -21 14 £305 -17.00% 12
Leeds -25 13 £310 -15.64% 10

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1260 (92.99%) DNS
2 937 (69.15%) Windows
3 746 (55.06%) Active Directory
4 596 (43.99%) Microsoft
5 593 (43.76%) VMware
6 480 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 459 (33.87%) TCP/IP
8 392 (28.93%) Firewall
9 386 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 382 (28.19%) Cisco
11 338 (24.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 325 (23.99%) Citrix
13 319 (23.54%) LAN
14 315 (23.25%) MS Exchange
14 315 (23.25%) ITIL
15 309 (22.80%) Windows Server 2012
16 285 (21.03%) WAN
17 256 (18.89%) Windows 7
18 245 (18.08%) SQL
19 238 (17.56%) Linux
20 220 (16.24%) HP
21 216 (15.94%) VPN
22 213 (15.72%) Cisco Certification
23 209 (15.42%) SAN
24 204 (15.06%) SQL Server
25 199 (14.69%) PowerShell
26 185 (13.65%) Finance
27 180 (13.28%) MS Excel
28 179 (13.21%) Security Cleared
29 171 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 315 (23.25%) MS Exchange
2 170 (12.55%) IIS
3 158 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 118 (8.71%) SharePoint
5 92 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 90 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 78 (5.76%) Tomcat
8 75 (5.54%) Lync
9 72 (5.31%) Apache
10 59 (4.35%) nginx
11 57 (4.21%) WebSphere
12 55 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2003
13 54 (3.99%) Jetty
14 43 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 25 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
16 19 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.96%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
19 9 (0.66%) JBoss
20 8 (0.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 180 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 165 (12.18%) MS Office
3 24 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.66%) MS Project
6 6 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.074%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.52%) Tridion
3 6 (0.44%) RMDS
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.074%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.074%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (4.72%) Office 365
3 62 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 58 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (3.91%) Google App Engine
6 53 (3.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (2.80%) IaaS
8 37 (2.73%) SaaS
9 27 (1.99%) PaaS
10 7 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.37%) Route 53
11 5 (0.37%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.22%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1260 (92.99%) DNS
2 459 (33.87%) TCP/IP
3 392 (28.93%) Firewall
4 319 (23.54%) LAN
5 285 (21.03%) WAN
6 216 (15.94%) VPN
7 209 (15.42%) SAN
8 159 (11.73%) VLAN
9 144 (10.63%) OSPF
10 143 (10.55%) BGP
11 128 (9.45%) IPsec
12 125 (9.23%) Wireless
13 114 (8.41%) MPLS
14 112 (8.27%) FTP
15 104 (7.68%) SSL
16 97 (7.16%) Internet
17 96 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
18 91 (6.72%) HTTP
18 91 (6.72%) EIGRP
19 85 (6.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.80%) MySQL
2 38 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 29 (2.14%) Oracle Database
5 25 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.37%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.37%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.30%) DTS
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (5.24%) Jenkins
2 22 (1.62%) JIRA
3 16 (1.18%) Maven
4 10 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.74%) Hudson
5 9 (0.66%) Subversion
6 8 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.59%) MSI
7 7 (0.52%) Ant
8 6 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.44%) RSpec
9 5 (0.37%) Trac
9 5 (0.37%) GitLab
9 5 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.30%) JUnit
10 4 (0.30%) Selenium
10 4 (0.30%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.30%) Redmine
11 3 (0.22%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 185 (13.65%) Finance
2 76 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.69%) Banking
4 32 (2.36%) Retail
5 22 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.48%) Legal
7 19 (1.40%) Back Office
8 18 (1.33%) Local Government
9 15 (1.11%) Marketing
10 14 (1.03%) Law
11 13 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.89%) Electronics
13 11 (0.81%) Advertising
14 10 (0.74%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.37%) Billing
16 4 (0.30%) Publishing
16 4 (0.30%) French Language
17 2 (0.15%) Japanese Language
17 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 196 (14.46%) Analyst
2 169 (12.47%) Network Engineer
3 155 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 143 (10.55%) Support Engineer
5 87 (6.42%) Consultant
6 82 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 80 (5.90%) Support Analyst
8 76 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 66 (4.87%) Server Engineer
10 62 (4.58%) Architect
10 62 (4.58%) Wintel Engineer
11 60 (4.43%) Desktop Support
12 54 (3.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 52 (3.84%) Administrator
14 47 (3.47%) IT Support
15 40 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
16 38 (2.80%) Senior Network Engineer
17 34 (2.51%) Network Support
17 34 (2.51%) 1st Line Support
18 32 (2.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (5.83%) .NET
2 59 (4.35%) J2EE
3 54 (3.99%) Servlets
4 47 (3.47%) 802.1X
5 24 (1.77%) Web Services
6 15 (1.11%) HTML
7 13 (0.96%) Application Packaging
8 12 (0.89%) XML
9 9 (0.66%) CSS
10 8 (0.59%) Middleware
11 7 (0.52%) Flash
12 6 (0.44%) Rendezvous
13 5 (0.37%) X-Windows
13 5 (0.37%) XMPP
13 5 (0.37%) REST
13 5 (0.37%) MCollective
13 5 (0.37%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.30%) ODBC
14 4 (0.30%) boto
15 3 (0.22%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 161 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.27%) Clustering
3 64 (4.72%) Blackberry
4 50 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.80%) Replication
6 34 (2.51%) PKI
7 30 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 25 (1.85%) Thin Client
9 21 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 18 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.33%) iPhone
11 17 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.25%) Device Driver
12 15 (1.11%) NHS
12 15 (1.11%) User Experience
12 15 (1.11%) iPad
13 12 (0.89%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 937 (69.15%) Windows
2 480 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 338 (24.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 309 (22.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 256 (18.89%) Windows 7
6 238 (17.56%) Linux
7 107 (7.90%) Windows XP
8 91 (6.72%) Windows 8
9 72 (5.31%) UNIX
10 59 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (3.17%) Android
12 23 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 18 (1.33%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.18%) Solaris
15 13 (0.96%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.89%) Debian
17 8 (0.59%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.59%) CentOS
18 7 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (23.25%) ITIL
2 144 (10.63%) Migration
3 103 (7.60%) Configuration Management
4 70 (5.17%) DevOps
5 68 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (4.80%) Change Management
7 64 (4.72%) Load Balancing
8 61 (4.50%) Open Source
9 58 (4.28%) Service Delivery
10 56 (4.13%) Server Building
11 55 (4.06%) Project Management
12 54 (3.99%) Service Management
13 53 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
14 50 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 49 (3.62%) Change Control
16 41 (3.03%) Incident Management
17 39 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
18 38 (2.80%) Network Management
19 35 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
19 35 (2.58%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 245 (18.08%) SQL
2 199 (14.69%) PowerShell
3 90 (6.64%) Java
4 52 (3.84%) Python
5 48 (3.54%) VBScript
6 43 (3.17%) Perl
7 39 (2.88%) C
8 31 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 27 (1.99%) VB
10 23 (1.70%) Ruby
11 17 (1.25%) PHP
12 16 (1.18%) C#
13 12 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.81%) C++
15 10 (0.74%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.30%) Tcl
18 3 (0.22%) R
19 2 (0.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 213 (15.72%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (13.21%) Security Cleared
3 171 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 122 (9.00%) CCNA
5 114 (8.41%) MCSE
6 112 (8.27%) SC Cleared
7 109 (8.04%) CCNP
8 58 (4.28%) Degree
9 56 (4.13%) MCITP
9 56 (4.13%) CCIE
10 46 (3.39%) MCSA
11 41 (3.03%) DV Cleared
12 37 (2.73%) MCP
13 24 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (1.62%) CCSA
15 21 (1.55%) CCSE
16 17 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (1.18%) CISSP
17 16 (1.18%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.42%) SLA
2 15 (1.11%) QA
3 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.074%) BS7799
6 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 746 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 386 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (12.32%) XenApp
4 158 (11.66%) vSphere
5 115 (8.49%) Hyper-V
6 104 (7.68%) VMware ESXi
7 77 (5.68%) XenDesktop
8 71 (5.24%) VMware ESX
9 53 (3.91%) Xen
10 52 (3.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (2.80%) XenServer
12 37 (2.73%) vCloud
13 34 (2.51%) Terminal Services
14 25 (1.85%) DFS Replication
15 24 (1.77%) ISA Server
16 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 15 (1.11%) Squid
18 14 (1.03%) NFS
19 13 (0.96%) Terminal Server
20 11 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 164 (12.10%) SCCM
2 85 (6.27%) SCOM
3 75 (5.54%) Puppet
4 55 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (3.84%) WSUS
6 42 (3.10%) Backup Exec
7 30 (2.21%) vMotion
7 30 (2.21%) AirWatch
8 25 (1.85%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.85%) SCVMM
9 20 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 18 (1.33%) OpenView
10 18 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 16 (1.18%) Nagios
12 14 (1.03%) Cacti
13 13 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
13 13 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (0.89%) SCOrch
14 12 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 596 (43.99%) Microsoft
2 593 (43.76%) VMware
3 382 (28.19%) Cisco
4 325 (23.99%) Citrix
5 220 (16.24%) HP
6 138 (10.18%) CheckPoint
7 97 (7.16%) Oracle
8 94 (6.94%) Juniper
9 89 (6.57%) Dell
10 70 (5.17%) Symantec
11 68 (5.02%) Red Hat
12 65 (4.80%) F5
13 60 (4.43%) Google
14 56 (4.13%) McAfee
15 49 (3.62%) AppSense
16 47 (3.47%) NetApp
17 45 (3.32%) Apple
18 43 (3.17%) SolarWinds
19 41 (3.03%) Blue Coat
20 38 (2.80%) Websense
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Intapeople
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago