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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 183 221 217
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -4
Contract jobs citing DHCP 659 477 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 0.92% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 6.84% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 257 226
Average daily rate
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£319 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £165 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 41 70
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
7954 6972 8102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.19% 13.48% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4570 3836 3886
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 460 634
Average hourly rate £22.68 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +50 618 £320 +4.06% 251
London +29 242 £315 -3.07% 87
South East +23 117 £325 +18.18% 51
East of England +21 71 £350 +17.64% 15
City of London +33 63 £300 -9.09% 31
North West +4 48 £303 +35.65% 23
Berkshire +10 40 £400 +60.00% 9
South West -28 39 £370 +64.44% 23
West Midlands +12 37 £300 - 9
Yorkshire +7 35 £300 +7.14% 30
Bedfordshire +18 34 £350 +16.66% 4
Luton +5 27 £350 +16.66% 3
Scotland -15 25 £265 -3.63% 11
Reading +33 24 £350 +16.66% 3
Hampshire -14 24 £263 +54.41% 11
West Yorkshire +13 23 £250 -15.25% 16
Surrey +4 21 £331 -1.85% 11
North East -17 20 £255 +27.25% 1
Wiltshire -9 19 £450 +38.46% 7
Lancashire -16 17 £300 +34.54% 1
Merseyside +9 14 £275 - 3
Tyne and Wear -22 14 £190 -5.00%
Leeds -1 13 £350 +18.64% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 12 £190 -5.00%
East Midlands +2 11 £225 -45.78% 8
Buckinghamshire -10 11 £198 -28.18% 5
Shropshire - 11 - -
Cheshire +7 10 £425 - 3
Birmingham +7 10 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 10 £280 -22.75% 5

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1216 (93.61%) DNS
2 1005 (77.37%) Windows
3 852 (65.59%) Active Directory
4 630 (48.50%) Microsoft
5 554 (42.65%) VMware
5 554 (42.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 440 (33.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 375 (28.87%) TCP/IP
8 374 (28.79%) MS Exchange
9 337 (25.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 329 (25.33%) ITIL
11 327 (25.17%) Citrix
12 313 (24.10%) Firewall
13 304 (23.40%) HP
14 295 (22.71%) Cisco
15 286 (22.02%) Windows 7
16 272 (20.94%) SAN
17 261 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 251 (19.32%) SCCM
19 243 (18.71%) MS Excel
20 241 (18.55%) Linux
21 234 (18.01%) Security Cleared
22 221 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
23 217 (16.71%) LAN
24 209 (16.09%) MS Office
25 207 (15.94%) Windows XP
26 200 (15.40%) WAN
27 190 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
28 184 (14.16%) SQL
29 175 (13.47%) IIS

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 374 (28.79%) MS Exchange
2 190 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 175 (13.47%) IIS
4 133 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 127 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 101 (7.78%) SharePoint
7 56 (4.31%) Lync
8 54 (4.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 44 (3.39%) Apache
10 42 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 35 (2.69%) Tomcat
12 19 (1.46%) IBM Notes
13 17 (1.31%) nginx
14 14 (1.08%) WebSphere
15 13 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.92%) Jetty
17 10 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
19 7 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
19 7 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 243 (18.71%) MS Excel
2 209 (16.09%) MS Office
3 28 (2.16%) MS Project
4 26 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.077%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.077%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.077%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.077%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (3.54%) Office 365
3 38 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.92%) Google App Engine
6 12 (0.92%) Route 53
6 12 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.69%) SaaS
8 8 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.46%) PaaS
9 6 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1216 (93.61%) DNS
2 375 (28.87%) TCP/IP
3 313 (24.10%) Firewall
4 272 (20.94%) SAN
5 217 (16.71%) LAN
6 200 (15.40%) WAN
7 175 (13.47%) VPN
8 120 (9.24%) Wireless
9 106 (8.16%) FTP
10 91 (7.01%) Internet
11 88 (6.77%) VLAN
12 69 (5.31%) VoIP
13 68 (5.23%) NAS
14 66 (5.08%) LDAP
15 63 (4.85%) IPsec
16 62 (4.77%) MPLS
17 59 (4.54%) Network Security
18 57 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
19 53 (4.08%) OSPF
20 50 (3.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.85%) MySQL
3 24 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.38%) Big Data
12 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.38%) DTS
12 5 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (1.77%) MSI
2 18 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.85%) Maven
4 8 (0.62%) Selenium
4 8 (0.62%) Hudson
5 7 (0.54%) JIRA
6 6 (0.46%) Subversion
6 6 (0.46%) JUnit
6 6 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.38%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.31%) Trac
8 4 (0.31%) Redmine
9 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.23%) Ant
10 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.077%) Fiddler
General
1 125 (9.62%) Finance
2 90 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 37 (2.85%) Banking
4 23 (1.77%) Law
5 22 (1.69%) Legal
6 20 (1.54%) Marketing
7 18 (1.39%) Advertising
8 17 (1.31%) Retail
9 15 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.77%) Publishing
11 10 (0.77%) German Language
12 8 (0.62%) Local Government
12 8 (0.62%) French Language
13 7 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
13 7 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.54%) Back Office
14 6 (0.46%) Electronics
15 4 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 190 (14.63%) Analyst
2 166 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 146 (11.24%) Support Engineer
4 105 (8.08%) Network Engineer
5 89 (6.85%) Administrator
6 85 (6.54%) Support Analyst
7 78 (6.00%) Server Engineer
8 72 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 66 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
10 61 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
12 58 (4.46%) Consultant
13 51 (3.93%) Wintel Engineer
14 49 (3.77%) Desktop Support
15 43 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 41 (3.16%) IT Support
17 35 (2.69%) Linux Engineer
18 34 (2.62%) Architect
19 30 (2.31%) Desktop Engineer
19 30 (2.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.46%) Web Services
2 43 (3.31%) .NET
3 23 (1.77%) XML
3 23 (1.77%) Middleware
4 13 (1.00%) HTML
5 12 (0.92%) Servlets
6 10 (0.77%) J2EE
7 8 (0.62%) Application Packaging
8 7 (0.54%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.46%) ADSI
9 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.38%) X-Windows
11 4 (0.31%) LAMP
11 4 (0.31%) CSS
12 3 (0.23%) Java EE
12 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.23%) MSMQ
12 3 (0.23%) WAP
12 3 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.01%) Clustering
2 98 (7.54%) Blackberry
3 84 (6.47%) Replication
4 51 (3.93%) Thin Client
4 51 (3.93%) Fat Client
4 51 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.46%) PKI
6 31 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.08%) Open Source
8 25 (1.92%) PDA
9 21 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.54%) CESG
11 17 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
13 14 (1.08%) Smartcard
14 11 (0.85%) iPad
14 11 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.69%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1005 (77.37%) Windows
2 554 (42.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 440 (33.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 286 (22.02%) Windows 7
5 261 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 241 (18.55%) Linux
7 207 (15.94%) Windows XP
8 114 (8.78%) UNIX
9 99 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (4.62%) Windows 8
11 58 (4.46%) Solaris
12 28 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 28 (2.16%) Windows Vista
13 24 (1.85%) Windows 2000
14 19 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 18 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.31%) CentOS
17 16 (1.23%) AIX
18 14 (1.08%) HPUX
19 12 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (25.33%) ITIL
2 93 (7.16%) Migration
3 87 (6.70%) Load Balancing
4 73 (5.62%) Configuration Management
5 67 (5.16%) Change Management
5 67 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 65 (5.00%) Project Management
7 60 (4.62%) Service Management
8 59 (4.54%) Service Delivery
9 57 (4.39%) E-Commerce
10 45 (3.46%) Incident Management
11 42 (3.23%) DevOps
12 41 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
13 31 (2.39%) Capacity Management
14 29 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (2.16%) Network Architecture
16 27 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
17 26 (2.00%) Asset Management
17 26 (2.00%) High Availability
17 26 (2.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 184 (14.16%) SQL
2 149 (11.47%) PowerShell
3 64 (4.93%) Perl
4 42 (3.23%) VBScript
5 40 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 39 (3.00%) Java
7 37 (2.85%) C
8 26 (2.00%) VB
8 26 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 24 (1.85%) Python
10 23 (1.77%) PHP
11 20 (1.54%) Ruby
12 17 (1.31%) C++
13 14 (1.08%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.00%) C#
15 11 (0.85%) Bourne shell
16 10 (0.77%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.69%) Korn
18 3 (0.23%) Erlang
19 2 (0.15%) REXX
Qualifications
1 234 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 221 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 170 (13.09%) SC Cleared
4 140 (10.78%) MCSE
5 101 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (6.54%) MCITP
7 66 (5.08%) CCNA
8 63 (4.85%) DV Cleared
8 63 (4.85%) MCP
9 54 (4.16%) CCNP
10 50 (3.85%) Degree
11 31 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (2.16%) MCSA
13 27 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (1.85%) MCTS
15 23 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.39%) CCA
17 16 (1.23%) CCIE
18 14 (1.08%) CISSP
19 13 (1.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (9.08%) SLA
2 21 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.00%) QA
4 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.23%) BS7799
6 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.077%) COBIT
7 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 852 (65.59%) Active Directory
2 337 (25.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (11.16%) XenApp
4 128 (9.85%) vSphere
5 127 (9.78%) Hyper-V
6 91 (7.01%) VMware ESX
7 64 (4.93%) XenDesktop
8 51 (3.93%) XenServer
9 47 (3.62%) Terminal Services
10 41 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (1.92%) NFS
13 24 (1.85%) DFS Replication
14 21 (1.62%) ISA Server
15 18 (1.39%) Firmware
15 18 (1.39%) VMware Server
16 16 (1.23%) vCloud
17 13 (1.00%) Xen
18 10 (0.77%) ProxySG
18 10 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 251 (19.32%) SCCM
2 151 (11.62%) SCOM
3 78 (6.00%) NetBackup
4 71 (5.47%) Backup Exec
5 43 (3.31%) HP SIM
6 37 (2.85%) Puppet
7 36 (2.77%) WSUS
8 35 (2.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 35 (2.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 34 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 32 (2.46%) Nagios
11 31 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 23 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (1.31%) SCVMM
14 15 (1.15%) SCOrch
15 14 (1.08%) SCDPM
16 12 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
16 12 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 12 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
17 11 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 630 (48.50%) Microsoft
2 554 (42.65%) VMware
3 327 (25.17%) Citrix
4 304 (23.40%) HP
5 295 (22.71%) Cisco
6 131 (10.08%) Symantec
7 105 (8.08%) Red Hat
8 95 (7.31%) Dell
9 90 (6.93%) CheckPoint
10 89 (6.85%) EMC
11 85 (6.54%) Juniper
12 74 (5.70%) NetApp
13 58 (4.46%) Oracle
14 49 (3.77%) McAfee
15 43 (3.31%) Altiris
16 42 (3.23%) Apple
17 39 (3.00%) SolarWinds
18 37 (2.85%) IBM
19 35 (2.69%) F5
20 34 (2.62%) Infoblox
Bedfordshire
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Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
People Source
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Posted: 5 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
People Source
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
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