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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 183 220 231
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +11
Contract jobs citing DHCP 635 475 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 6.60% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 219 212
Average daily rate
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£320 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £298 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 49
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £32.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +23 574 £320 +2.40% 207
London +41 241 £363 +11.53% 76
South East +10 109 £285 +3.63% 52
North West +17 61 £275 +4.76% 13
City of London +35 59 £408 +5.16% 27
East of England -11 53 £350 -5.08% 16
South West -8 41 £250 -20.63% 15
Scotland +15 35 £285 +80.95% 6
Hampshire -9 34 £295 -5.60% 6
Berkshire +9 28 £300 +46.34% 14
West Midlands +1 28 £300 -25.00% 9
Wiltshire +10 26 £450 +157.14% 2
Yorkshire -13 22 £320 -8.57% 16
Cambridgeshire +1 20 £350 +80.64% 6
Cheshire +18 17 £425 +78.94% 4
Reading +11 16 £300 +46.34% 5
Surrey -2 15 £286 -2.96% 13
Cambridge 0 14 £350 +86.66% 3
Bedfordshire -2 14 £350 - 5
Worcestershire - 14 £210 - 2
West Sussex +13 13 £220 -20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -14 13 £368 +13.07% 9
Luton - 13 £350 - 1
Birmingham +7 12 £320 -24.70% 2
Leeds +5 11 £368 +5.00% 5
Manchester -8 11 £175 -46.15% 6
Chester +13 10 £400 +77.77%
East Midlands +2 10 £350 +27.27% 10
North East -17 9 £350 - 1
Cardiff -1 8 £375 -10.71% 2

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1101 (93.94%) DNS
2 887 (75.68%) Windows
3 745 (63.57%) Active Directory
4 538 (45.90%) Microsoft
5 531 (45.31%) VMware
6 489 (41.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 408 (34.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 388 (33.11%) MS Exchange
9 339 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 325 (27.73%) Citrix
11 316 (26.96%) Firewall
12 303 (25.85%) TCP/IP
13 293 (25.00%) HP
14 291 (24.83%) Cisco
15 277 (23.63%) Windows 7
16 275 (23.46%) ITIL
17 261 (22.27%) SAN
18 243 (20.73%) SCCM
19 228 (19.45%) Security Cleared
20 218 (18.60%) Linux
20 218 (18.60%) MS Excel
21 207 (17.66%) Microsoft Certification
22 203 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
23 197 (16.81%) Windows XP
24 196 (16.72%) LAN
25 193 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
26 178 (15.19%) SQL
27 174 (14.85%) WAN
28 173 (14.76%) SC Cleared
29 168 (14.33%) MS Office

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 388 (33.11%) MS Exchange
2 203 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 144 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 135 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 119 (10.15%) IIS
6 112 (9.56%) SharePoint
7 43 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 43 (3.67%) Lync
8 38 (3.24%) Apache
9 34 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (2.47%) Tomcat
11 26 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (2.05%) WebSphere
12 24 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (1.62%) nginx
14 18 (1.54%) Jetty
15 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
15 10 (0.85%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.77%) CMS
17 7 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 218 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 168 (14.33%) MS Office
3 21 (1.79%) MS Project
4 12 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.085%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.085%) assyst
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.085%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 44 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.67%) Office 365
3 36 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (1.88%) Amazon S3
4 22 (1.88%) Route 53
5 21 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (1.71%) SaaS
7 19 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.28%) PaaS
9 14 (1.19%) Google App Engine
10 13 (1.11%) IaaS
11 1 (0.085%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1101 (93.94%) DNS
2 316 (26.96%) Firewall
3 303 (25.85%) TCP/IP
4 261 (22.27%) SAN
5 196 (16.72%) LAN
6 174 (14.85%) WAN
7 150 (12.80%) VPN
8 112 (9.56%) Wireless
9 73 (6.23%) Network Security
10 68 (5.80%) Internet
11 67 (5.72%) Cisco ASA
12 65 (5.55%) IPsec
13 64 (5.46%) VLAN
14 61 (5.20%) MPLS
15 60 (5.12%) NAS
16 59 (5.03%) VoIP
17 58 (4.95%) HTTP
17 58 (4.95%) BGP
18 53 (4.52%) FTP
19 52 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.71%) MySQL
4 20 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.51%) Big Data
10 6 (0.51%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.34%) DTS
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.17%) DataStage
13 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 22 (1.88%) Hudson
3 21 (1.79%) Maven
4 14 (1.19%) JUnit
5 10 (0.85%) MSI
5 10 (0.85%) Selenium
6 8 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.60%) JIRA
7 7 (0.60%) Bugzilla
7 7 (0.60%) Redmine
7 7 (0.60%) Trac
8 6 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.34%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.17%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.085%) Eclipse
General
1 89 (7.59%) Finance
2 58 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.82%) Banking
4 27 (2.30%) Marketing
5 20 (1.71%) Advertising
5 20 (1.71%) French Language
6 17 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
7 14 (1.19%) Legal
7 14 (1.19%) Spanish Language
8 12 (1.02%) German Language
8 12 (1.02%) Law
8 12 (1.02%) Retail
9 11 (0.94%) Local Government
10 9 (0.77%) Back Office
11 3 (0.26%) Electronics
11 3 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.26%) Publishing
12 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (12.46%) Analyst
2 135 (11.52%) Support Engineer
3 116 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 95 (8.11%) Administrator
5 80 (6.83%) Server Engineer
6 77 (6.57%) Network Engineer
7 70 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
8 69 (5.89%) Support Analyst
9 65 (5.55%) Systems Engineer
10 58 (4.95%) Consultant
11 52 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
12 50 (4.27%) Wintel Engineer
13 47 (4.01%) Desktop Support
14 46 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (3.41%) Network Specialist
16 37 (3.16%) Architect
17 36 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 35 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
19 34 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 32 (2.73%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.07%) .NET
2 29 (2.47%) Web Services
3 22 (1.88%) Middleware
4 18 (1.54%) Servlets
5 13 (1.11%) XML
6 11 (0.94%) J2EE
7 8 (0.68%) HTML
8 6 (0.51%) ADSI
9 5 (0.43%) CSS
9 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.26%) Application Packaging
11 3 (0.26%) WAP
11 3 (0.26%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.17%) LAMP
12 2 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (0.17%) Ajax
12 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.17%) Flash
12 2 (0.17%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.53%) Clustering
2 99 (8.45%) Blackberry
3 70 (5.97%) Thin Client
3 70 (5.97%) Fat Client
4 65 (5.55%) Replication
5 47 (4.01%) Open Source
6 37 (3.16%) PKI
7 30 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 26 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.79%) Firmware
11 17 (1.45%) PDA
12 14 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.19%) CESG
13 13 (1.11%) Statistics
14 10 (0.85%) iPhone
14 10 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
14 10 (0.85%) NHS
14 10 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.77%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 887 (75.68%) Windows
2 489 (41.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 408 (34.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 277 (23.63%) Windows 7
5 218 (18.60%) Linux
6 197 (16.81%) Windows XP
7 193 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (5.97%) UNIX
9 69 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (4.01%) Solaris
11 42 (3.58%) Windows 8
12 29 (2.47%) CentOS
13 27 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (1.88%) Windows Vista
14 22 (1.88%) Windows 2000
15 12 (1.02%) AIX
16 9 (0.77%) HPUX
16 9 (0.77%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.68%) Debian
17 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (23.46%) ITIL
2 111 (9.47%) Migration
3 84 (7.17%) Load Balancing
4 77 (6.57%) Configuration Management
5 65 (5.55%) Service Delivery
6 64 (5.46%) Project Management
7 59 (5.03%) Service Management
8 58 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 50 (4.27%) Change Management
10 39 (3.33%) E-Commerce
11 38 (3.24%) Incident Management
12 34 (2.90%) DevOps
13 33 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (2.47%) Capacity Management
15 25 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
16 24 (2.05%) Network Architecture
16 24 (2.05%) Data Protection
17 22 (1.88%) Unit Testing
17 22 (1.88%) Mentoring
18 21 (1.79%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (15.19%) SQL
2 147 (12.54%) PowerShell
3 53 (4.52%) Perl
4 44 (3.75%) C
5 43 (3.67%) Java
6 41 (3.50%) VBScript
7 33 (2.82%) VB
8 25 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.88%) Bash Shell
10 20 (1.71%) Ruby
11 15 (1.28%) C#
12 14 (1.19%) PHP
13 12 (1.02%) C++
13 12 (1.02%) JavaScript
13 12 (1.02%) Python
14 11 (0.94%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.68%) Korn
16 7 (0.60%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.17%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 228 (19.45%) Security Cleared
2 207 (17.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 173 (14.76%) SC Cleared
4 147 (12.54%) MCSE
5 103 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (6.06%) MCITP
7 64 (5.46%) MCP
8 62 (5.29%) CCNP
9 54 (4.61%) CCNA
9 54 (4.61%) Degree
10 44 (3.75%) DV Cleared
11 28 (2.39%) MCTS
12 25 (2.13%) MCSA
12 25 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (2.05%) CCSE
14 16 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (1.11%) CISSP
17 11 (0.94%) CCA
18 9 (0.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.68%) SLA
2 23 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (1.96%) QA
3 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.26%) BS7799
4 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 745 (63.57%) Active Directory
2 339 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (12.37%) XenApp
4 131 (11.18%) Hyper-V
5 125 (10.67%) vSphere
6 77 (6.57%) VMware ESX
7 66 (5.63%) XenDesktop
8 63 (5.38%) XenServer
9 40 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
10 38 (3.24%) Terminal Services
11 37 (3.16%) ISA Server
12 31 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (1.45%) Xen
14 16 (1.37%) DFS Replication
15 15 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
15 15 (1.28%) NFS
16 14 (1.19%) VMware Server
16 14 (1.19%) KVM
17 13 (1.11%) UAG
18 12 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 243 (20.73%) SCCM
2 120 (10.24%) SCOM
3 87 (7.42%) Backup Exec
4 49 (4.18%) NetBackup
5 45 (3.84%) WSUS
6 40 (3.41%) Puppet
7 35 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 34 (2.90%) HP SIM
9 25 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 23 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 22 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (1.79%) Nagios
12 21 (1.79%) Vagrant
13 19 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 18 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (1.28%) SCVMM
15 15 (1.28%) SCOrch
16 12 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
16 12 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
17 11 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 538 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 531 (45.31%) VMware
3 325 (27.73%) Citrix
4 293 (25.00%) HP
5 291 (24.83%) Cisco
6 117 (9.98%) Symantec
7 98 (8.36%) Dell
8 89 (7.59%) Red Hat
9 88 (7.51%) CheckPoint
10 69 (5.89%) EMC
10 69 (5.89%) Oracle
11 64 (5.46%) Juniper
12 63 (5.38%) F5
13 56 (4.78%) NetApp
14 45 (3.84%) Infoblox
15 39 (3.33%) SolarWinds
16 37 (3.16%) Apple
17 36 (3.07%) McAfee
17 36 (3.07%) Altiris
18 35 (2.99%) IBM
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