The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 223 191 192
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs citing DHCP 527 524 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.08% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.17% 7.10% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 245 281
Average daily rate £332 £300 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.50% -21.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £160 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -42.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 90 68
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.97 £50.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -39.42%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 473 £340 +18.26% 205
London -34 183 £360 +20.00% 86
North West +38 89 £282 +28.18% 11
South East -37 79 £275 +10.00% 43
Scotland +3 43 £305 -6.87% 4
Cheshire +26 42 £350 +45.83% 3
City of London -30 37 £355 +24.01% 22
East of England -43 37 £400 +23.07% 20
Chester +9 36 £350 +45.83%
Berkshire +8 33 £278 +20.65% 14
South West -21 29 £330 -20.00% 14
Lancashire +4 26 £245 - 1
Yorkshire -21 20 £400 +60.00% 11
Manchester -11 18 £363 +130.15% 7
Hampshire +8 17 £315 -35.38% 5
Gloucestershire -3 15 £395 -12.22% 1
Reading -9 13 £275 +10.00% 4
North East -20 13 £229 -23.75% 2
Tyne and Wear -22 13 £229 -23.75% 2
North Yorkshire +2 12 £401 +6.80% 4
York -5 12 £401 +6.80% 3
West Midlands -17 12 £213 +30.76% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 12 £229 -23.75% 2
Hertfordshire -5 11 £388 +10.71% 7
East Midlands -5 11 £428 +31.53% 9
Essex -13 11 £400 +25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -23 11 £350 - 4
Glasgow +15 10 £243 -16.37% 1
Cheltenham +2 9 £400 -11.11%
Birmingham -10 9 £213 +41.66%

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 929 (90.02%) DNS
2 790 (76.55%) Windows
3 637 (61.72%) Active Directory
4 475 (46.03%) Microsoft
5 460 (44.57%) VMware
6 414 (40.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 391 (37.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 315 (30.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 296 (28.68%) MS Exchange
10 278 (26.94%) Citrix
11 269 (26.07%) TCP/IP
12 263 (25.48%) ITIL
13 262 (25.39%) HP
14 249 (24.13%) Firewall
15 233 (22.58%) Cisco
16 221 (21.41%) Security Cleared
17 212 (20.54%) Windows 7
18 195 (18.90%) SCCM
19 186 (18.02%) SQL
20 182 (17.64%) SAN
21 178 (17.25%) WAN
22 177 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
23 173 (16.76%) LAN
24 171 (16.57%) MS Excel
25 156 (15.12%) SC Cleared
25 156 (15.12%) PowerShell
26 152 (14.73%) Linux
27 146 (14.15%) Windows XP
28 145 (14.05%) MCSE
29 139 (13.47%) vSphere

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 296 (28.68%) MS Exchange
2 137 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 92 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 83 (8.04%) SharePoint
6 70 (6.78%) IIS
7 50 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 32 (3.10%) Apache
9 25 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (2.03%) Lync
10 21 (2.03%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.84%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.16%) IBM Notes
12 12 (1.16%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.78%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
15 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 171 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 133 (12.89%) MS Office
3 13 (1.26%) MS Project
4 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.097%) CATIA
7 1 (0.097%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.097%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.097%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (1.94%) Amazon S3
1 20 (1.94%) Route 53
1 20 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
2 16 (1.55%) SaaS
3 15 (1.45%) Office 365
4 13 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.97%) PaaS
6 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.29%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.097%) Joyent
8 1 (0.097%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 929 (90.02%) DNS
2 269 (26.07%) TCP/IP
3 249 (24.13%) Firewall
4 182 (17.64%) SAN
5 178 (17.25%) WAN
6 173 (16.76%) LAN
7 120 (11.63%) VPN
8 82 (7.95%) Wireless
9 70 (6.78%) VLAN
10 68 (6.59%) BGP
11 67 (6.49%) Network Security
12 60 (5.81%) VoIP
13 59 (5.72%) OSPF
14 56 (5.43%) Internet
15 54 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
16 52 (5.04%) Cisco IOS
17 51 (4.94%) MPLS
17 51 (4.94%) NAS
18 48 (4.65%) SMTP
19 42 (4.07%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.26%) MySQL
6 11 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.87%) DTS
8 7 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.68%) Big Data
9 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.097%) MS Access
13 1 (0.097%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.00%) Maven
3 21 (2.03%) Hudson
4 15 (1.45%) ClearCase
5 14 (1.36%) JIRA
6 11 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.78%) JUnit
8 7 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.58%) StarTeam
10 5 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.39%) MSI
11 4 (0.39%) Subversion
11 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.29%) AdminStudio
12 3 (0.29%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.29%) Trac
13 2 (0.19%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
14 1 (0.097%) Redmine
14 1 (0.097%) Selenium
General
1 102 (9.88%) Finance
2 64 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.33%) Banking
4 20 (1.94%) Back Office
5 12 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.07%) French Language
6 11 (1.07%) Retail
7 9 (0.87%) Law
8 8 (0.78%) Local Government
9 7 (0.68%) Games
10 6 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.58%) Legal
11 5 (0.48%) Marketing
11 5 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.48%) Advertising
12 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) German Language
13 3 (0.29%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 105 (10.17%) Administrator
2 101 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 99 (9.59%) Analyst
4 98 (9.50%) Support Engineer
5 82 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
6 76 (7.36%) Consultant
6 76 (7.36%) Wintel Engineer
7 60 (5.81%) Network Engineer
8 58 (5.62%) Server Engineer
9 48 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 43 (4.17%) Desktop Support
12 36 (3.49%) Architect
12 36 (3.49%) Support Analyst
13 31 (3.00%) IT Support
14 30 (2.91%) Migration Engineer
15 27 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
16 26 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.03%) Security Specialist
17 21 (2.03%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.13%) .NET
2 14 (1.36%) HTML
3 12 (1.16%) Web Services
4 11 (1.07%) J2EE
5 10 (0.97%) Middleware
6 7 (0.68%) DCOM
6 7 (0.68%) Servlets
6 7 (0.68%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.29%) WSH
7 3 (0.29%) JTAPI
7 3 (0.29%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.29%) Flash
8 2 (0.19%) XML
8 2 (0.19%) LAMP
8 2 (0.19%) CSS
8 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.097%) COM+
9 1 (0.097%) SOAP
9 1 (0.097%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.097%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 105 (10.17%) Clustering
2 81 (7.85%) Blackberry
3 69 (6.69%) Thin Client
3 69 (6.69%) Fat Client
4 53 (5.14%) Replication
5 34 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.71%) Open Source
7 20 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
8 19 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.55%) EqualLogic
10 12 (1.16%) CLARiiON
10 12 (1.16%) NHS
10 12 (1.16%) Firmware
11 11 (1.07%) PKI
11 11 (1.07%) Statistics
12 10 (0.97%) iPhone
13 9 (0.87%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.78%) iPad
14 8 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 790 (76.55%) Windows
2 414 (40.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 391 (37.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 212 (20.54%) Windows 7
5 152 (14.73%) Linux
6 146 (14.15%) Windows XP
7 124 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 87 (8.43%) UNIX
9 58 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (5.04%) Windows 8
10 52 (5.04%) Solaris
11 37 (3.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 25 (2.42%) CentOS
13 16 (1.55%) Windows Vista
14 15 (1.45%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.36%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.16%) Windows 2000
17 11 (1.07%) VMS
17 11 (1.07%) Android
18 8 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (25.48%) ITIL
2 108 (10.47%) Migration
3 79 (7.66%) Change Management
4 58 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 53 (5.14%) Service Management
6 47 (4.55%) Project Management
7 45 (4.36%) Load Balancing
8 44 (4.26%) Problem Management
9 42 (4.07%) Incident Management
10 38 (3.68%) Configuration Management
11 34 (3.29%) Performance Monitoring
12 32 (3.10%) Change Control
13 31 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
15 25 (2.42%) Network Management
15 25 (2.42%) Service Delivery
16 24 (2.33%) Capacity Management
17 23 (2.23%) E-Commerce
18 22 (2.13%) Customer Engagement
18 22 (2.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 186 (18.02%) SQL
2 156 (15.12%) PowerShell
3 60 (5.81%) VB
4 41 (3.97%) Perl
5 35 (3.39%) C
6 26 (2.52%) VBScript
7 24 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 22 (2.13%) Java
9 9 (0.87%) Python
9 9 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.78%) Ruby
11 7 (0.68%) Korn
11 7 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.48%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.39%) C#
13 4 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.29%) C++
15 2 (0.19%) PHP
15 2 (0.19%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 221 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 177 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (15.12%) SC Cleared
4 145 (14.05%) MCSE
5 123 (11.92%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (7.56%) CCNP
7 63 (6.10%) DV Cleared
8 61 (5.91%) CCNA
9 56 (5.43%) MCITP
10 40 (3.88%) Degree
11 37 (3.59%) MCP
12 33 (3.20%) MCSA
13 25 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 20 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (1.74%) CCSE
16 17 (1.65%) MCTS
17 14 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (0.87%) RHCE
19 8 (0.78%) CCIE
19 8 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.81%) SLA
2 22 (2.13%) QA
3 12 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.097%) COBIT
System Software
1 637 (61.72%) Active Directory
2 315 (30.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (13.47%) vSphere
4 129 (12.50%) XenApp
5 89 (8.62%) VMware ESX
6 85 (8.24%) Hyper-V
7 62 (6.01%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (5.14%) XenDesktop
9 40 (3.88%) NFS
10 37 (3.59%) ISA Server
11 24 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (2.03%) XenServer
13 20 (1.94%) Terminal Services
14 15 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 14 (1.36%) vCloud
16 12 (1.16%) KVM
16 12 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (1.07%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.87%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 195 (18.90%) SCCM
2 115 (11.14%) SCOM
3 55 (5.33%) Backup Exec
4 51 (4.94%) WSUS
5 40 (3.88%) NetBackup
6 35 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 34 (3.29%) Puppet
8 28 (2.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 28 (2.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 25 (2.42%) MAILsweeper
10 23 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (2.03%) HP SIM
12 20 (1.94%) Vagrant
13 19 (1.84%) PureDisk
14 14 (1.36%) BladeLogic
15 13 (1.26%) SCVMM
16 12 (1.16%) ARCserve
16 12 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 10 (0.97%) Cobbler
17 10 (0.97%) SCSM
Vendors
1 475 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 460 (44.57%) VMware
3 278 (26.94%) Citrix
4 262 (25.39%) HP
5 233 (22.58%) Cisco
6 98 (9.50%) Symantec
7 85 (8.24%) Dell
8 76 (7.36%) Red Hat
9 75 (7.27%) F5
10 69 (6.69%) CheckPoint
11 66 (6.40%) Oracle
12 56 (5.43%) NetApp
13 51 (4.94%) EMC
14 40 (3.88%) Remedy
14 40 (3.88%) Websense
15 39 (3.78%) IBM
16 38 (3.68%) Blue Coat
17 36 (3.49%) Altiris
18 35 (3.39%) McAfee
19 33 (3.20%) Juniper
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
Bracknell
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £260 - £300 per day + expenses etc.
Posted: 13 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners (BE & NL)
Rate: £32k - 38k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Essex
Utilize
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 26 days ago