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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 190 215 214
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Contract jobs citing DHCP 628 480 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 6.63% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 223 222
Average daily rate
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£311 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £299 £321
% change year-on-year
+0.41% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 55
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £12.30 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.63 £37.50 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £17.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.33% +2.89%

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 563 £315 -1.56% 223
London +38 225 £350 +7.69% 78
South East +3 103 £280 +1.81% 56
North West +29 67 £275 +4.76% 14
East of England -22 50 £350 -9.67% 21
City of London +22 48 £360 -7.09% 26
South West -5 44 £275 -8.33% 11
Scotland +13 33 £281 +78.41% 5
West Midlands +1 32 £315 -21.25% 11
Hampshire -10 32 £295 -1.66% 6
Wiltshire +12 29 £450 +157.14% 2
Berkshire +9 27 £300 +46.34% 12
Yorkshire -15 20 £320 -5.18% 23
Reading +16 18 £300 +46.34% 4
Cheshire +4 17 £425 +78.94% 3
Surrey +3 16 £286 -9.12% 13
Cambridgeshire +1 16 £375 +100.00% 7
Worcestershire - 16 £220 - 3
West Sussex +12 12 £220 -20.00% 3
Birmingham +7 12 £320 -24.70% 2
Cambridge -5 12 £350 +86.66% 5
Bedfordshire -6 12 £350 - 8
Manchester -12 12 £175 -43.77% 6
North East -14 12 £256 -26.78%
Essex -12 11 £190 -52.50% 1
Luton - 11 £350 - 5
Chester +11 10 £400 +77.77%
East Midlands 0 10 £350 +27.27% 7
West Yorkshire -10 10 £368 +13.07% 18
Leeds +6 8 £368 +3.15% 10

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1065 (93.59%) DNS
2 865 (76.01%) Windows
3 718 (63.09%) Active Directory
4 521 (45.78%) Microsoft
5 512 (44.99%) VMware
6 474 (41.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 397 (34.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 369 (32.43%) MS Exchange
9 326 (28.65%) Citrix
10 325 (28.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 301 (26.45%) Firewall
12 293 (25.75%) TCP/IP
13 280 (24.60%) HP
14 279 (24.52%) Windows 7
15 270 (23.73%) Cisco
16 256 (22.50%) ITIL
17 242 (21.27%) SAN
18 240 (21.09%) SCCM
19 218 (19.16%) Security Cleared
20 217 (19.07%) MS Excel
21 203 (17.84%) Linux
22 202 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
23 200 (17.57%) Windows XP
24 196 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
25 194 (17.05%) LAN
26 185 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
27 172 (15.11%) WAN
28 170 (14.94%) SQL
29 165 (14.50%) MS Office
30 164 (14.41%) SC Cleared

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 369 (32.43%) MS Exchange
2 196 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 139 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 131 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 118 (10.37%) IIS
6 113 (9.93%) SharePoint
7 42 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 41 (3.60%) Lync
9 37 (3.25%) Apache
10 31 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 27 (2.37%) Tomcat
12 26 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (1.93%) WebSphere
15 17 (1.49%) nginx
15 17 (1.49%) Jetty
16 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
17 9 (0.79%) CMS
17 9 (0.79%) IBM Notes
18 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 217 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 165 (14.50%) MS Office
3 18 (1.58%) MS Project
4 12 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.088%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.088%) assyst
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.69%) Office 365
4 34 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.93%) Amazon S3
5 22 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
5 22 (1.93%) Route 53
6 20 (1.76%) SaaS
7 18 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.32%) PaaS
9 13 (1.14%) IaaS
10 12 (1.05%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.088%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 1065 (93.59%) DNS
2 301 (26.45%) Firewall
3 293 (25.75%) TCP/IP
4 242 (21.27%) SAN
5 194 (17.05%) LAN
6 172 (15.11%) WAN
7 147 (12.92%) VPN
8 119 (10.46%) Wireless
9 73 (6.41%) Network Security
10 70 (6.15%) Internet
11 65 (5.71%) VLAN
12 61 (5.36%) IPsec
13 60 (5.27%) BGP
13 60 (5.27%) NAS
13 60 (5.27%) Cisco ASA
14 59 (5.18%) MPLS
15 56 (4.92%) VoIP
16 53 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (4.66%) HTTP
17 52 (4.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.93%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (1.67%) MySQL
5 17 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.62%) Big Data
9 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.35%) DTS
12 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.18%) DataStage
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.02%) Hudson
3 22 (1.93%) Maven
4 15 (1.32%) JUnit
5 10 (0.88%) Selenium
6 9 (0.79%) MSI
7 8 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.62%) Redmine
8 7 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.62%) Trac
8 7 (0.62%) JIRA
8 7 (0.62%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.35%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.18%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.088%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 80 (7.03%) Finance
2 54 (4.75%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.55%) Banking
4 26 (2.28%) Marketing
5 20 (1.76%) French Language
6 19 (1.67%) Advertising
7 17 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.23%) Spanish Language
9 14 (1.23%) Mandarin Language
10 13 (1.14%) Legal
11 12 (1.05%) Retail
11 12 (1.05%) German Language
12 11 (0.97%) Law
13 10 (0.88%) Local Government
14 9 (0.79%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.18%) Publishing
16 2 (0.18%) Electronics
16 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (12.39%) Analyst
2 130 (11.42%) Support Engineer
3 115 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (8.17%) Administrator
5 79 (6.94%) Server Engineer
6 74 (6.50%) Network Engineer
7 70 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
7 70 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 56 (4.92%) Consultant
9 54 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
10 51 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 50 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
12 46 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
12 46 (4.04%) Desktop Support
13 42 (3.69%) Network Specialist
14 39 (3.43%) Architect
15 36 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 35 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
17 32 (2.81%) IT Support
18 31 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.99%) .NET
2 27 (2.37%) Web Services
3 22 (1.93%) Middleware
4 17 (1.49%) Servlets
5 12 (1.05%) XML
6 9 (0.79%) J2EE
7 8 (0.70%) HTML
8 6 (0.53%) ADSI
9 5 (0.44%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.44%) CSS
9 5 (0.44%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.26%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.26%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.26%) WAP
11 2 (0.18%) ADO.NET
11 2 (0.18%) Flash
11 2 (0.18%) LAMP
11 2 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.18%) Ajax
11 2 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.79%) Blackberry
2 95 (8.35%) Clustering
3 74 (6.50%) Thin Client
3 74 (6.50%) Fat Client
4 59 (5.18%) Replication
5 47 (4.13%) Open Source
6 36 (3.16%) PKI
7 29 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 23 (2.02%) Firmware
10 21 (1.85%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.49%) PDA
12 16 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.14%) Statistics
14 11 (0.97%) Smartcard
14 11 (0.97%) NHS
15 10 (0.88%) iPhone
16 9 (0.79%) iPad
16 9 (0.79%) EqualLogic
16 9 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 865 (76.01%) Windows
2 474 (41.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 397 (34.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 279 (24.52%) Windows 7
5 203 (17.84%) Linux
6 200 (17.57%) Windows XP
7 185 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (5.71%) UNIX
9 62 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 45 (3.95%) Solaris
11 44 (3.87%) Windows 8
12 30 (2.64%) CentOS
13 27 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (2.11%) Windows 2000
14 24 (2.11%) Windows Vista
15 12 (1.05%) AIX
16 10 (0.88%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.79%) HPUX
18 8 (0.70%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (22.50%) ITIL
2 112 (9.84%) Migration
3 79 (6.94%) Load Balancing
4 77 (6.77%) Configuration Management
5 63 (5.54%) Project Management
6 60 (5.27%) Service Delivery
7 57 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 51 (4.48%) Service Management
9 42 (3.69%) Change Management
10 39 (3.43%) E-Commerce
11 32 (2.81%) DevOps
11 32 (2.81%) Incident Management
12 31 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (2.55%) Capacity Management
14 23 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (2.02%) Data Protection
15 22 (1.93%) Performance Testing
16 21 (1.85%) Network Architecture
17 20 (1.76%) Unit Testing
18 19 (1.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 170 (14.94%) SQL
2 142 (12.48%) PowerShell
3 49 (4.31%) Perl
4 44 (3.87%) C
5 42 (3.69%) Java
6 39 (3.43%) VBScript
7 31 (2.72%) VB
8 26 (2.28%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.67%) Ruby
11 14 (1.23%) C#
12 12 (1.05%) PHP
13 11 (0.97%) JavaScript
13 11 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.88%) C++
15 9 (0.79%) Python
16 7 (0.62%) Korn
17 6 (0.53%) Bourne shell
18 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
19 2 (0.18%) KiXtart
Qualifications
1 218 (19.16%) Security Cleared
2 202 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 164 (14.41%) SC Cleared
4 142 (12.48%) MCSE
5 100 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (6.33%) MCITP
7 66 (5.80%) MCP
8 64 (5.62%) CCNP
9 56 (4.92%) Degree
10 48 (4.22%) CCNA
11 43 (3.78%) DV Cleared
12 27 (2.37%) MCTS
13 25 (2.20%) MCSA
14 24 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (2.11%) CCSE
15 14 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.88%) CCA
18 8 (0.70%) CCIE
19 7 (0.62%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.12%) SLA
2 23 (2.02%) QA
3 16 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.26%) BS7799
5 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.088%) COBIT
6 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 718 (63.09%) Active Directory
2 325 (28.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (12.65%) XenApp
4 132 (11.60%) Hyper-V
5 119 (10.46%) vSphere
6 73 (6.41%) VMware ESX
7 66 (5.80%) XenDesktop
8 63 (5.54%) XenServer
9 38 (3.34%) ISA Server
9 38 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
10 33 (2.90%) Terminal Services
11 32 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (1.41%) DFS Replication
13 15 (1.32%) Xen
13 15 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (1.23%) NFS
14 14 (1.23%) VMware Server
14 14 (1.23%) UAG
14 14 (1.23%) KVM
15 12 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 240 (21.09%) SCCM
2 117 (10.28%) SCOM
3 84 (7.38%) Backup Exec
4 47 (4.13%) NetBackup
5 44 (3.87%) WSUS
6 39 (3.43%) Puppet
7 31 (2.72%) HP SIM
7 31 (2.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 23 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 23 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 22 (1.93%) Vagrant
10 21 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (1.32%) SCOrch
12 15 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (1.32%) SCVMM
13 12 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
14 11 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.97%) Nagios
Vendors
1 521 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 512 (44.99%) VMware
3 326 (28.65%) Citrix
4 280 (24.60%) HP
5 270 (23.73%) Cisco
6 116 (10.19%) Symantec
7 94 (8.26%) Dell
8 82 (7.21%) CheckPoint
9 78 (6.85%) Red Hat
10 67 (5.89%) Oracle
11 61 (5.36%) F5
12 59 (5.18%) EMC
13 54 (4.75%) Juniper
14 52 (4.57%) NetApp
15 48 (4.22%) Infoblox
16 37 (3.25%) Apple
16 37 (3.25%) Blue Coat
17 36 (3.16%) IBM
18 34 (2.99%) Altiris
18 34 (2.99%) McAfee
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £260.00 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago