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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 190 221 216
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -5
Contract jobs citing DHCP 663 467 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 0.89% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.81% 6.58% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 232 234
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £166 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 62
Average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £15.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.02% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £25.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.50 £15.96
% change year-on-year
+13.77% +9.63%

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
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 +39 615 £335 +3.07% 259
London +14 233 £345 +6.15% 91
South East +12 116 £325 +21.49% 57
East of England +17 78 £338 +13.44% 15
City of London +10 61 £363 +9.02% 23
North West +22 60 £300 +33.51% 21
Berkshire +20 43 £313 +27.55% 14
South West -15 43 £375 +111.26% 23
Yorkshire +14 38 £335 -13.54% 30
Scotland +4 32 £308 +2.50% 6
West Midlands +3 32 £300 -14.28% 16
Bedfordshire - 30 £350 - 4
Hampshire -8 28 £338 +18.42% 6
Reading +29 27 £300 +150.00% 6
West Yorkshire +7 27 £375 -5.06% 15
Wiltshire +5 26 £450 +20.00% 6
Luton - 25 £350 - 1
Lancashire 0 21 £300 +13.20% 2
Cheshire +10 20 £428 +90.00% 7
Leeds +9 19 £400 +16.78% 8
Surrey 0 19 £323 -4.44% 15
Cambridgeshire -2 17 £306 +61.18% 6
Chester +13 13 £450 +100.00% 1
North East -31 13 £188 -6.25% 1
Hertfordshire -20 12 £255 -14.28% 2
Tyne and Wear -31 11 £188 -6.25%
Swindon +3 10 £450 - 2
Cambridge +1 10 £325 +71.05% 4
East Midlands 0 10 £313 -24.69% 5
Worcestershire - 10 £210 - 1

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1159 (93.39%) DNS
2 970 (78.16%) Windows
3 827 (66.64%) Active Directory
4 603 (48.59%) Microsoft
5 552 (44.48%) VMware
6 530 (42.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 422 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 401 (32.31%) MS Exchange
9 341 (27.48%) Citrix
10 337 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 334 (26.91%) TCP/IP
12 314 (25.30%) Firewall
13 311 (25.06%) ITIL
14 304 (24.50%) Windows 7
15 302 (24.34%) Cisco
15 302 (24.34%) HP
16 278 (22.40%) SAN
17 257 (20.71%) SCCM
18 247 (19.90%) MS Excel
19 232 (18.69%) Windows Server 2012
20 230 (18.53%) Linux
21 227 (18.29%) Security Cleared
22 220 (17.73%) Microsoft Certification
23 213 (17.16%) LAN
23 213 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2010
24 207 (16.68%) Windows XP
25 199 (16.04%) MS Office
26 196 (15.79%) WAN
27 184 (14.83%) SQL
28 174 (14.02%) SC Cleared

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 401 (32.31%) MS Exchange
2 213 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (12.65%) IIS
4 146 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 136 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 104 (8.38%) SharePoint
7 50 (4.03%) Lync
8 46 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 40 (3.22%) Apache
11 24 (1.93%) Tomcat
12 22 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 18 (1.45%) IBM Notes
14 14 (1.13%) nginx
14 14 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (1.05%) WebSphere
16 11 (0.89%) Jetty
17 7 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.56%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 247 (19.90%) MS Excel
2 199 (16.04%) MS Office
3 27 (2.18%) MS Project
4 20 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.081%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.16%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.081%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.081%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.081%) assyst
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.081%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (4.03%) Office 365
3 47 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.21%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.21%) Route 53
5 15 (1.21%) SaaS
6 13 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.05%) IaaS
7 11 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (0.89%) Google App Engine
8 9 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1159 (93.39%) DNS
2 334 (26.91%) TCP/IP
3 314 (25.30%) Firewall
4 278 (22.40%) SAN
5 213 (17.16%) LAN
6 196 (15.79%) WAN
7 165 (13.30%) VPN
8 116 (9.35%) Wireless
9 83 (6.69%) FTP
10 81 (6.53%) Internet
11 77 (6.20%) VLAN
12 70 (5.64%) VoIP
13 67 (5.40%) NAS
14 63 (5.08%) Network Security
14 63 (5.08%) IPsec
15 61 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
16 60 (4.83%) MPLS
17 53 (4.27%) BGP
18 52 (4.19%) OSPF
19 51 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (1.53%) MySQL
4 19 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.40%) DTS
13 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (1.85%) MSI
2 20 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.89%) Hudson
3 11 (0.89%) Maven
4 9 (0.73%) Selenium
5 8 (0.64%) JUnit
6 6 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.40%) JIRA
7 5 (0.40%) Bugzilla
7 5 (0.40%) Redmine
7 5 (0.40%) Trac
8 4 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.081%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.081%) WebLOAD
11 1 (0.081%) Eclipse
General
1 108 (8.70%) Finance
2 76 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.90%) Banking
4 27 (2.18%) Marketing
5 20 (1.61%) Advertising
5 20 (1.61%) Law
6 17 (1.37%) Legal
7 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.05%) Retail
9 13 (1.05%) French Language
10 12 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
10 12 (0.97%) Spanish Language
11 11 (0.89%) German Language
12 10 (0.81%) Back Office
13 9 (0.73%) Local Government
14 8 (0.64%) Publishing
15 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.32%) Electronics
17 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 182 (14.67%) Analyst
2 145 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 136 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 88 (7.09%) Administrator
4 88 (7.09%) Network Engineer
5 84 (6.77%) Support Analyst
6 75 (6.04%) Server Engineer
7 64 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 64 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
7 64 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
8 58 (4.67%) Consultant
9 51 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
10 49 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
11 45 (3.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 44 (3.55%) Desktop Support
13 41 (3.30%) IT Support
14 34 (2.74%) Architect
15 30 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 28 (2.26%) Network Specialist
16 28 (2.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.63%) Web Services
2 40 (3.22%) .NET
3 26 (2.10%) Middleware
4 20 (1.61%) XML
5 14 (1.13%) HTML
6 11 (0.89%) Servlets
7 9 (0.73%) J2EE
8 7 (0.56%) Application Packaging
9 6 (0.48%) ADSI
9 6 (0.48%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.40%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.40%) X-Windows
11 4 (0.32%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.32%) CSS
12 3 (0.24%) WAP
12 3 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.16%) Ajax
13 2 (0.16%) WCF
13 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.15%) Clustering
2 99 (7.98%) Blackberry
3 78 (6.29%) Replication
4 63 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (4.67%) Fat Client
5 58 (4.67%) Thin Client
6 33 (2.66%) PKI
7 30 (2.42%) Open Source
8 29 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.61%) CESG
10 20 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
11 19 (1.53%) PDA
12 16 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
13 14 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.81%) iPad
15 9 (0.73%) RMADS
15 9 (0.73%) Smartcard
16 8 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 970 (78.16%) Windows
2 530 (42.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 422 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 304 (24.50%) Windows 7
5 232 (18.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 230 (18.53%) Linux
7 207 (16.68%) Windows XP
8 88 (7.09%) UNIX
9 86 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (4.75%) Windows 8
11 58 (4.67%) Solaris
12 30 (2.42%) Windows Vista
13 26 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (1.77%) Windows 2000
15 19 (1.53%) CentOS
16 17 (1.37%) AIX
17 16 (1.29%) Mac OS X
18 13 (1.05%) HPUX
19 8 (0.64%) Debian
20 7 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (25.06%) ITIL
2 100 (8.06%) Migration
3 90 (7.25%) Load Balancing
4 73 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 66 (5.32%) Project Management
6 64 (5.16%) Service Management
6 64 (5.16%) Service Delivery
7 60 (4.83%) Change Management
8 56 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 51 (4.11%) E-Commerce
10 45 (3.63%) Incident Management
11 36 (2.90%) Capacity Management
12 31 (2.50%) Network Architecture
13 30 (2.42%) DevOps
14 25 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
14 25 (2.01%) Data Protection
14 25 (2.01%) Asset Management
15 23 (1.85%) Network Design
15 23 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (1.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 184 (14.83%) SQL
2 134 (10.80%) PowerShell
3 60 (4.83%) Perl
4 41 (3.30%) VBScript
5 40 (3.22%) C
6 33 (2.66%) Java
7 30 (2.42%) VB
8 29 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.69%) PHP
10 20 (1.61%) Python
11 19 (1.53%) Ruby
11 19 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.37%) C++
13 14 (1.13%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.05%) C#
15 11 (0.89%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.89%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.73%) Korn
17 3 (0.24%) Erlang
17 3 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 227 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 220 (17.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 174 (14.02%) SC Cleared
4 136 (10.96%) MCSE
5 98 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (6.20%) MCITP
7 61 (4.92%) CCNA
7 61 (4.92%) MCP
8 56 (4.51%) CCNP
9 52 (4.19%) Degree
10 49 (3.95%) DV Cleared
11 31 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (2.26%) MCTS
13 27 (2.18%) MCSA
14 23 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.21%) CCA
17 14 (1.13%) CISSP
17 14 (1.13%) CCSE
18 12 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (8.94%) SLA
2 21 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.45%) QA
4 9 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.24%) BS7799
6 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.081%) COBIT
System Software
1 827 (66.64%) Active Directory
2 337 (27.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (11.85%) XenApp
4 134 (10.80%) Hyper-V
5 118 (9.51%) vSphere
6 91 (7.33%) VMware ESX
7 60 (4.83%) XenDesktop
8 52 (4.19%) XenServer
9 49 (3.95%) Terminal Services
10 41 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
11 36 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (2.42%) ISA Server
13 24 (1.93%) NFS
14 21 (1.69%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.53%) VMware Server
16 15 (1.21%) Firmware
16 15 (1.21%) UAG
16 15 (1.21%) vCloud
17 12 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 11 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 257 (20.71%) SCCM
2 135 (10.88%) SCOM
3 81 (6.53%) Backup Exec
4 74 (5.96%) NetBackup
5 44 (3.55%) HP SIM
6 42 (3.38%) WSUS
7 36 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 32 (2.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 31 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 30 (2.42%) Nagios
10 30 (2.42%) Puppet
11 27 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 16 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 14 (1.13%) SCDPM
14 14 (1.13%) SCOrch
15 13 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
16 12 (0.97%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
17 11 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 603 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 552 (44.48%) VMware
3 341 (27.48%) Citrix
4 302 (24.34%) Cisco
4 302 (24.34%) HP
5 138 (11.12%) Symantec
6 99 (7.98%) Dell
7 98 (7.90%) Red Hat
8 90 (7.25%) CheckPoint
9 88 (7.09%) EMC
10 70 (5.64%) Juniper
11 68 (5.48%) NetApp
11 68 (5.48%) Oracle
12 47 (3.79%) McAfee
13 45 (3.63%) F5
14 43 (3.46%) SolarWinds
15 42 (3.38%) Apple
16 41 (3.30%) Altiris
17 38 (3.06%) IBM
18 35 (2.82%) AppSense
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