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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 216 188 188
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs citing DHCP 530 533 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.10% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 7.21% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 258 298
Average daily rate £325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £290 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.10% -42.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 87 64
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.97 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -36.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -38 478 £336 +13.02% 122
London -21 182 £360 +9.09% 41
North West +35 87 £280 +27.26% 9
South East -48 78 £275 +10.00% 26
Cheshire +27 44 £350 +45.83% 1
Scotland +12 41 £305 -10.29% 2
Chester +10 38 £350 +45.83% 1
East of England -46 38 £400 +23.07% 13
City of London -22 37 £355 +18.33% 10
Berkshire +20 36 £280 +21.73% 8
South West -24 30 £335 -16.25% 8
Lancashire +3 26 £245 - 1
Yorkshire -30 20 £400 +52.38% 6
North East -17 16 £222 -26.07% 1
Tyne and Wear -19 16 £222 -26.07%
Gloucestershire +2 15 £395 -12.22% 2
Manchester -5 15 £380 +141.26% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 15 £222 -26.07%
Reading -2 14 £275 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -29 14 £213 +30.76% 11
Hampshire +3 13 £315 -35.38% 1
North Yorkshire +2 12 £401 +1.71%
York -2 12 £401 +1.71%
Hertfordshire -3 12 £450 +28.57% 6
East Midlands -9 12 £380 +16.92% 7
Essex -12 12 £400 +25.00%
Birmingham -6 10 £213 +41.66%
Cambridgeshire -25 10 £350 +14.28% 1
Glasgow +6 9 £243 -16.37% 1
Cheltenham -2 9 £400 -11.11% 2

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 926 (90.52%) DNS
2 772 (75.46%) Windows
3 630 (61.58%) Active Directory
4 473 (46.24%) Microsoft
5 455 (44.48%) VMware
6 401 (39.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 385 (37.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 314 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 291 (28.45%) MS Exchange
10 269 (26.30%) TCP/IP
11 267 (26.10%) Citrix
12 258 (25.22%) HP
13 254 (24.83%) ITIL
14 243 (23.75%) Firewall
15 230 (22.48%) Cisco
16 213 (20.82%) Security Cleared
17 205 (20.04%) Windows 7
18 191 (18.67%) SCCM
19 179 (17.50%) SQL
20 176 (17.20%) MS Excel
21 174 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 171 (16.72%) SAN
23 166 (16.23%) WAN
24 164 (16.03%) LAN
25 157 (15.35%) PowerShell
26 152 (14.86%) Linux
27 150 (14.66%) Windows XP
28 146 (14.27%) SC Cleared
29 143 (13.98%) MCSE
30 139 (13.59%) vSphere

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 291 (28.45%) MS Exchange
2 134 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 88 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 85 (8.31%) SharePoint
6 79 (7.72%) IIS
7 49 (4.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (3.71%) Apache
9 27 (2.64%) Tomcat
10 26 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (2.25%) Lync
12 19 (1.86%) WebLogic
13 18 (1.76%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.27%) nginx
14 13 (1.27%) Jetty
15 12 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (1.17%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
16 8 (0.78%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 176 (17.20%) MS Excel
2 132 (12.90%) MS Office
3 14 (1.37%) MS Project
4 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.098%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.098%) CATIA
7 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.098%) BPCS
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.098%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 20 (1.96%) Route 53
3 20 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (1.76%) Office 365
5 15 (1.47%) SaaS
6 10 (0.98%) PaaS
7 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.78%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.29%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.098%) Joyent
10 1 (0.098%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 926 (90.52%) DNS
2 269 (26.30%) TCP/IP
3 243 (23.75%) Firewall
4 171 (16.72%) SAN
5 166 (16.23%) WAN
6 164 (16.03%) LAN
7 120 (11.73%) VPN
8 84 (8.21%) Wireless
9 67 (6.55%) BGP
10 62 (6.06%) VLAN
11 61 (5.96%) Network Security
12 57 (5.57%) VoIP
13 54 (5.28%) Cisco IOS
13 54 (5.28%) Cisco ASA
13 54 (5.28%) MPLS
13 54 (5.28%) Internet
14 53 (5.18%) OSPF
15 50 (4.89%) NAS
16 47 (4.59%) SMTP
17 43 (4.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.27%) MySQL
6 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (0.98%) DTS
8 7 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.68%) Big Data
9 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.49%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.098%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (3.71%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.03%) Maven
3 21 (2.05%) Hudson
4 15 (1.47%) JIRA
5 11 (1.08%) ClearCase
5 11 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.88%) JUnit
7 7 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.39%) StarTeam
8 4 (0.39%) Trac
8 4 (0.39%) MSI
9 3 (0.29%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.29%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.20%) Selenium
10 2 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.20%) Redmine
10 2 (0.20%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.20%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.098%) Oracle Forms
General
1 101 (9.87%) Finance
2 66 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.44%) Banking
4 20 (1.96%) Back Office
5 13 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.08%) Retail
6 11 (1.08%) French Language
7 9 (0.88%) Law
8 7 (0.68%) Games
8 7 (0.68%) Local Government
9 6 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.59%) Legal
10 5 (0.49%) Advertising
10 5 (0.49%) Marketing
10 5 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.098%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (9.97%) Administrator
2 100 (9.78%) Analyst
3 98 (9.58%) Support Engineer
4 92 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 80 (7.82%) Systems Administrator
6 79 (7.72%) Consultant
7 74 (7.23%) Wintel Engineer
8 66 (6.45%) Network Engineer
9 56 (5.47%) Server Engineer
10 47 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 44 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 43 (4.20%) Desktop Support
13 36 (3.52%) Architect
13 36 (3.52%) Support Analyst
14 30 (2.93%) IT Support
14 30 (2.93%) Migration Engineer
15 28 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
16 23 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.05%) Network Specialist
17 21 (2.05%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.83%) .NET
2 16 (1.56%) J2EE
3 13 (1.27%) Servlets
3 13 (1.27%) HTML
4 12 (1.17%) Web Services
5 10 (0.98%) Middleware
6 7 (0.68%) DCOM
6 7 (0.68%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.29%) Flash
7 3 (0.29%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.29%) JTAPI
8 2 (0.20%) LAMP
8 2 (0.20%) CSS
8 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) XML
8 2 (0.20%) WSH
9 1 (0.098%) JMS
9 1 (0.098%) EDI
9 1 (0.098%) ODBC
9 1 (0.098%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.97%) Clustering
2 80 (7.82%) Blackberry
3 69 (6.74%) Fat Client
3 69 (6.74%) Thin Client
4 53 (5.18%) Replication
5 36 (3.52%) Open Source
6 33 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.56%) EqualLogic
10 13 (1.27%) Firmware
11 12 (1.17%) PKI
11 12 (1.17%) Statistics
11 12 (1.17%) NHS
12 10 (0.98%) iPhone
12 10 (0.98%) CLARiiON
13 9 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.78%) iPad
14 8 (0.78%) Smartcard
15 7 (0.68%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 772 (75.46%) Windows
2 401 (39.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 385 (37.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 205 (20.04%) Windows 7
5 152 (14.86%) Linux
6 150 (14.66%) Windows XP
7 129 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 80 (7.82%) UNIX
9 56 (5.47%) Windows 8
10 49 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (4.79%) Solaris
11 35 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 25 (2.44%) CentOS
13 16 (1.56%) Windows Vista
14 14 (1.37%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.37%) Mac OS X
15 13 (1.27%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.08%) Android
17 10 (0.98%) VMS
18 8 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (24.83%) ITIL
2 107 (10.46%) Migration
3 78 (7.62%) Change Management
4 56 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 51 (4.99%) Service Management
6 46 (4.50%) Configuration Management
7 45 (4.40%) Project Management
7 45 (4.40%) Load Balancing
8 44 (4.30%) Problem Management
9 38 (3.71%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (3.42%) Incident Management
11 33 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
12 31 (3.03%) Change Control
13 29 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
14 25 (2.44%) Service Delivery
15 23 (2.25%) E-Commerce
15 23 (2.25%) Network Management
16 22 (2.15%) Data Migration
17 21 (2.05%) Software Deployment
17 21 (2.05%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 179 (17.50%) SQL
2 157 (15.35%) PowerShell
3 56 (5.47%) VB
4 37 (3.62%) Perl
5 32 (3.13%) C
6 28 (2.74%) Java
7 27 (2.64%) VBScript
8 25 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.88%) Python
10 9 (0.88%) Ruby
11 7 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.49%) C#
13 4 (0.39%) Korn
13 4 (0.39%) C++
13 4 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.29%) PHP
15 2 (0.20%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.20%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 213 (20.82%) Security Cleared
2 174 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (14.27%) SC Cleared
4 143 (13.98%) MCSE
5 123 (12.02%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (7.82%) CCNP
7 65 (6.35%) DV Cleared
8 61 (5.96%) CCNA
9 56 (5.47%) MCITP
10 40 (3.91%) Degree
11 38 (3.71%) MCP
12 33 (3.23%) MCSA
13 25 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 20 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (1.76%) CCSE
16 17 (1.66%) MCTS
17 14 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (0.88%) RHCE
19 8 (0.78%) MCDST
19 8 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.57%) SLA
2 22 (2.15%) QA
3 14 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.098%) COBIT
System Software
1 630 (61.58%) Active Directory
2 314 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (13.59%) vSphere
4 124 (12.12%) XenApp
5 88 (8.60%) VMware ESX
6 84 (8.21%) Hyper-V
7 58 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (5.08%) XenDesktop
9 38 (3.71%) ISA Server
10 37 (3.62%) NFS
11 27 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (1.96%) XenServer
12 20 (1.96%) Terminal Services
13 15 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (1.37%) vCloud
15 13 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 12 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 12 (1.17%) KVM
17 11 (1.08%) Terminal Server
17 11 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 191 (18.67%) SCCM
2 109 (10.65%) SCOM
3 54 (5.28%) Backup Exec
4 48 (4.69%) WSUS
5 42 (4.11%) Puppet
6 35 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 34 (3.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 28 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 27 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 25 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
11 22 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (2.05%) HP SIM
13 20 (1.96%) Vagrant
14 19 (1.86%) PureDisk
15 14 (1.37%) BladeLogic
16 13 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 13 (1.27%) SCVMM
17 12 (1.17%) ARCserve
18 11 (1.08%) Unicenter
19 10 (0.98%) SCSM
Vendors
1 473 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 455 (44.48%) VMware
3 267 (26.10%) Citrix
4 258 (25.22%) HP
5 230 (22.48%) Cisco
6 89 (8.70%) Symantec
7 80 (7.82%) Dell
8 77 (7.53%) F5
9 67 (6.55%) CheckPoint
9 67 (6.55%) Red Hat
9 67 (6.55%) Oracle
10 52 (5.08%) NetApp
11 48 (4.69%) EMC
12 39 (3.81%) Websense
12 39 (3.81%) Remedy
13 37 (3.62%) IBM
14 36 (3.52%) Blue Coat
15 35 (3.42%) Altiris
16 32 (3.13%) McAfee
17 31 (3.03%) Juniper
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