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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 189 205 221
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs citing DHCP 684 579 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.06% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.75% 7.56% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 292 215
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.88 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £31.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%

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
7818 7661 7013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.00% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4471 4083 3635
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 £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +21 644 £325 +8.33% 228
London +18 263 £353 +0.71% 65
South East +23 146 £339 +35.50% 59
North West -6 61 £300 +17.64% 24
City of London +3 59 £375 +7.14% 13
East of England +7 53 £288 -11.53% 26
South West +2 40 £325 +30.00% 10
Hampshire +4 32 £380 +42.46% 13
North East -3 31 £257 +0.09% 4
Surrey +9 29 £335 +17.03% 11
Manchester +9 27 £300 -6.25% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 26 £263 -3.22% 2
Tyne and Wear -6 26 £263 -3.22% 2
West Sussex -2 24 £363 +64.77% 5
Yorkshire -13 21 £300 -22.58% 25
Berkshire -1 20 £208 -45.39% 13
Scotland -11 20 £288 +2.67% 3
Gloucestershire +11 19 £300 +50.00% 2
East Sussex +4 19 £330 +35.38% 3
West Midlands -8 19 £270 -15.62% 9
Brighton +4 16 £330 +38.94% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 16 £313 -21.87% 8
Edinburgh +6 15 £294 +3.07% 1
Hertfordshire +3 15 - - 11
Wiltshire -8 14 £425 +12.95% 1
Cheltenham +6 13 £415 +95.29%
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £413 +50.00% 6
Merseyside -3 12 £363 - 3
Cheshire -8 12 £213 +21.85% 8
Crawley +1 11 £363 +61.11% 1

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 1235 (93.63%) DNS
2 911 (69.07%) Windows
3 721 (54.66%) Active Directory
4 575 (43.59%) VMware
5 549 (41.62%) Microsoft
6 481 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 414 (31.39%) TCP/IP
8 387 (29.34%) Firewall
9 378 (28.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 373 (28.28%) Cisco
11 344 (26.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 329 (24.94%) Citrix
13 328 (24.87%) ITIL
14 305 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 304 (23.05%) MS Exchange
16 278 (21.08%) LAN
17 259 (19.64%) WAN
18 249 (18.88%) Windows 7
19 231 (17.51%) HP
20 230 (17.44%) SQL
21 221 (16.76%) Linux
22 213 (16.15%) SAN
23 202 (15.31%) SQL Server
24 198 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
25 193 (14.63%) VPN
26 184 (13.95%) Finance
27 176 (13.34%) PowerShell
28 175 (13.27%) Security Cleared
29 172 (13.04%) SCCM
30 164 (12.43%) MS Excel

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 304 (23.05%) MS Exchange
2 145 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 138 (10.46%) IIS
4 118 (8.95%) SharePoint
5 101 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 84 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 74 (5.61%) Lync
8 61 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 54 (4.09%) Tomcat
10 48 (3.64%) Apache
11 36 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 33 (2.50%) WebSphere
13 32 (2.43%) nginx
14 30 (2.27%) Jetty
15 29 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (1.21%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (0.76%) JBoss
20 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 164 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 148 (11.22%) MS Office
3 23 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.76%) MS Project
6 7 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.076%) InDesign
8 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.06%) RMDS
2 8 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.61%) Tridion
3 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.076%) Agresso
6 1 (0.076%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (4.78%) Office 365
3 39 (2.96%) IaaS
4 36 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (2.58%) SaaS
6 28 (2.12%) Google App Engine
6 28 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (1.97%) PaaS
8 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.45%) Route 53
8 6 (0.45%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.23%) Yammer
11 1 (0.076%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.076%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1235 (93.63%) DNS
2 414 (31.39%) TCP/IP
3 387 (29.34%) Firewall
4 278 (21.08%) LAN
5 259 (19.64%) WAN
6 213 (16.15%) SAN
7 193 (14.63%) VPN
8 143 (10.84%) VLAN
9 129 (9.78%) BGP
10 127 (9.63%) OSPF
11 116 (8.79%) Wireless
12 99 (7.51%) Cisco ASA
13 90 (6.82%) MPLS
14 86 (6.52%) IPsec
15 83 (6.29%) Network Security
16 80 (6.07%) VoIP
17 79 (5.99%) FTP
18 76 (5.76%) Internet
18 76 (5.76%) EIGRP
19 74 (5.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (2.65%) MySQL
4 29 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.30%) DTS
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.44%) JIRA
3 17 (1.29%) Maven
4 11 (0.83%) Hudson
5 8 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.53%) Subversion
6 7 (0.53%) Ant
6 7 (0.53%) MSI
7 6 (0.45%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.38%) Trac
9 4 (0.30%) Redmine
9 4 (0.30%) Selenium
9 4 (0.30%) JUnit
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.23%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.23%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.23%) RSpec
11 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.15%) MSBuild
General
1 184 (13.95%) Finance
2 68 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.49%) Banking
4 34 (2.58%) Retail
5 21 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.36%) Legal
7 17 (1.29%) Back Office
7 17 (1.29%) Local Government
8 13 (0.99%) Marketing
9 12 (0.91%) Electronics
10 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.76%) Advertising
12 9 (0.68%) Law
12 9 (0.68%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.38%) French Language
14 4 (0.30%) Billing
14 4 (0.30%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 3 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 197 (14.94%) Analyst
2 153 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 147 (11.14%) Network Engineer
4 137 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 85 (6.44%) Support Analyst
6 79 (5.99%) Consultant
7 76 (5.76%) Server Engineer
8 72 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 69 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 63 (4.78%) Wintel Engineer
11 59 (4.47%) Desktop Support
12 55 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 53 (4.02%) Architect
14 49 (3.71%) Administrator
14 49 (3.71%) IT Support
15 39 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
16 37 (2.81%) Senior Network Engineer
17 33 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
18 31 (2.35%) Network Consultant
18 31 (2.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.40%) .NET
2 40 (3.03%) 802.1X
3 39 (2.96%) J2EE
4 30 (2.27%) Servlets
5 21 (1.59%) Web Services
6 14 (1.06%) Rendezvous
7 13 (0.99%) Application Packaging
8 12 (0.91%) XML
8 12 (0.91%) HTML
9 8 (0.61%) Middleware
10 6 (0.45%) CSS
11 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.38%) X-Windows
11 5 (0.38%) XMPP
12 4 (0.30%) Java EE
12 4 (0.30%) ODBC
12 4 (0.30%) Flash
13 3 (0.23%) CGI
13 3 (0.23%) boto
14 2 (0.15%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 97 (7.35%) Clustering
3 64 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.62%) Blackberry
5 43 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 42 (3.18%) Replication
7 40 (3.03%) Thin Client
7 40 (3.03%) Fat Client
8 38 (2.88%) PKI
9 29 (2.20%) Computer Science
10 28 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 20 (1.52%) iPhone
12 19 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.29%) iPad
14 15 (1.14%) NHS
15 14 (1.06%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (0.91%) EqualLogic
18 10 (0.76%) User Experience
19 9 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 911 (69.07%) Windows
2 481 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 344 (26.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 305 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 249 (18.88%) Windows 7
6 221 (16.76%) Linux
7 108 (8.19%) Windows XP
8 82 (6.22%) Windows 8
9 76 (5.76%) UNIX
10 60 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (3.26%) Android
12 26 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
13 19 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.29%) Solaris
15 13 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.99%) Debian
16 11 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (24.87%) ITIL
2 148 (11.22%) Migration
3 82 (6.22%) Configuration Management
4 79 (5.99%) Service Management
5 75 (5.69%) Load Balancing
6 64 (4.85%) Server Building
7 63 (4.78%) Project Management
8 61 (4.62%) Change Management
9 52 (3.94%) Service Delivery
10 49 (3.71%) Change Control
11 48 (3.64%) DevOps
12 47 (3.56%) Open Source
13 41 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 41 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
14 38 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
15 37 (2.81%) Incident Management
16 36 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
17 35 (2.65%) Network Management
18 34 (2.58%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (17.44%) SQL
2 176 (13.34%) PowerShell
3 67 (5.08%) Java
4 45 (3.41%) Python
5 42 (3.18%) C
6 41 (3.11%) Perl
7 39 (2.96%) VBScript
8 31 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 25 (1.90%) VB
10 19 (1.44%) Ruby
11 16 (1.21%) C#
12 15 (1.14%) PHP
13 11 (0.83%) C++
13 11 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.76%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.30%) Tcl
17 3 (0.23%) R
18 2 (0.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 198 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
2 175 (13.27%) Security Cleared
3 159 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 103 (7.81%) MCSE
6 101 (7.66%) CCNP
6 101 (7.66%) CCNA
7 57 (4.32%) Degree
8 50 (3.79%) CCIE
9 49 (3.71%) MCITP
10 46 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 43 (3.26%) MCSA
12 35 (2.65%) MCP
13 32 (2.43%) CCSE
14 23 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.59%) CISSP
16 19 (1.44%) CCSA
16 19 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
18 15 (1.14%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.31%) SLA
2 14 (1.06%) QA
3 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.076%) COBIT
6 1 (0.076%) BS7799
System Software
1 721 (54.66%) Active Directory
2 378 (28.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (12.28%) vSphere
4 159 (12.05%) XenApp
5 130 (9.86%) Hyper-V
6 103 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
7 74 (5.61%) XenDesktop
8 65 (4.93%) VMware ESX
9 48 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 39 (2.96%) vCloud
11 36 (2.73%) XenServer
12 31 (2.35%) Xen
13 27 (2.05%) Terminal Services
13 27 (2.05%) DFS Replication
14 21 (1.59%) ISA Server
15 17 (1.29%) NFS
16 16 (1.21%) Terminal Server
17 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 12 (0.91%) VMware Server
18 12 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 172 (13.04%) SCCM
2 96 (7.28%) SCOM
3 54 (4.09%) Puppet
4 47 (3.56%) Backup Exec
5 41 (3.11%) WSUS
6 35 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (2.43%) NetBackup
8 31 (2.35%) AirWatch
9 26 (1.97%) vMotion
10 25 (1.90%) SCVMM
11 24 (1.82%) Nagios
12 20 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 19 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 15 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 15 (1.14%) OpenView
16 13 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
16 13 (0.99%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
18 11 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 575 (43.59%) VMware
2 549 (41.62%) Microsoft
3 373 (28.28%) Cisco
4 329 (24.94%) Citrix
5 231 (17.51%) HP
6 144 (10.92%) CheckPoint
7 100 (7.58%) Oracle
8 89 (6.75%) Juniper
9 88 (6.67%) Dell
10 79 (5.99%) F5
11 72 (5.46%) Symantec
12 71 (5.38%) Red Hat
13 63 (4.78%) NetApp
14 56 (4.25%) McAfee
14 56 (4.25%) SolarWinds
15 54 (4.09%) Blue Coat
16 44 (3.34%) Apple
17 40 (3.03%) AppSense
18 36 (2.73%) Google
19 35 (2.65%) Infoblox
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £310 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.33 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day C425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £16.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Windows Server 2008/2012, Active Directory/Group P
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Rate: £100 - £400 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 5 days ago