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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 184 239 245
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +6
Contract jobs citing DHCP 671 458 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.87% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.01% 6.41% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 237 208
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £167 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 61
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.03% -15.71%

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
8373 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +51 623 £335 +3.07% 233
London +31 257 £355 +9.23% 89
South East +26 112 £300 -7.69% 59
East of England +22 72 £349 +13.87% 11
City of London +22 63 £363 -2.68% 26
North West +24 62 £300 +9.09% 17
South West -13 46 £268 +24.41% 11
Berkshire +22 42 £313 +25.00% 18
Hampshire -6 32 £295 -21.33% 9
Wiltshire +4 29 £450 +38.46% 3
Scotland +3 29 £265 -11.66% 8
West Midlands -3 29 £300 -14.28% 14
Lancashire +2 25 £300 +13.20% 2
Yorkshire -5 25 £355 -8.38% 25
Bedfordshire - 25 £350 - 2
Reading +40 23 £300 -9.09% 7
Cheshire +14 21 £428 +90.00% 7
Luton - 21 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +6 17 £306 +57.05% 6
West Yorkshire +1 17 £400 +10.34% 10
Chester +16 14 £450 +100.00% 1
Leeds +13 14 £400 +10.34% 8
Surrey +3 13 £315 -6.66% 16
North East -26 13 £188 -6.25% 1
Hertfordshire -17 12 £160 - 2
Cambridge -1 11 £350 +84.21% 5
Tyne and Wear -29 11 £188 -6.25% 1
East Midlands +5 10 £350 +115.38% 8
Worcestershire - 10 £215 - 1
Birmingham +2 9 £425 -5.55% 7

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 1152 (93.43%) DNS
2 951 (77.13%) Windows
3 808 (65.53%) Active Directory
4 582 (47.20%) Microsoft
5 544 (44.12%) VMware
6 514 (41.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 416 (33.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 407 (33.01%) MS Exchange
9 343 (27.82%) TCP/IP
10 330 (26.76%) Citrix
10 330 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 317 (25.71%) Firewall
12 311 (25.22%) ITIL
13 306 (24.82%) Cisco
14 305 (24.74%) HP
15 300 (24.33%) Windows 7
16 278 (22.55%) SAN
17 250 (20.28%) SCCM
18 241 (19.55%) MS Excel
19 234 (18.98%) Security Cleared
20 229 (18.57%) Linux
21 228 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2010
22 217 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 217 (17.60%) LAN
23 211 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
24 208 (16.87%) Windows XP
25 193 (15.65%) WAN
26 186 (15.09%) SQL
27 182 (14.76%) MS Office
28 181 (14.68%) SC Cleared

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 407 (33.01%) MS Exchange
2 228 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 154 (12.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 151 (12.25%) IIS
5 130 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 101 (8.19%) SharePoint
7 50 (4.06%) Lync
8 43 (3.49%) Apache
9 42 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 39 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 28 (2.27%) Tomcat
12 21 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (1.70%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.54%) nginx
14 18 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (1.46%) Jetty
15 16 (1.30%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.65%) CMS
17 6 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
17 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 241 (19.55%) MS Excel
2 182 (14.76%) MS Office
3 27 (2.19%) MS Project
4 18 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.16%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.081%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.081%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.081%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.081%) assyst
4 1 (0.081%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 55 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (4.22%) Office 365
3 46 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.54%) Google App Engine
7 18 (1.46%) SaaS
8 17 (1.38%) Route 53
8 17 (1.38%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (1.05%) IaaS
10 13 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1152 (93.43%) DNS
2 343 (27.82%) TCP/IP
3 317 (25.71%) Firewall
4 278 (22.55%) SAN
5 217 (17.60%) LAN
6 193 (15.65%) WAN
7 166 (13.46%) VPN
8 117 (9.49%) Wireless
9 75 (6.08%) IPsec
10 72 (5.84%) Internet
11 68 (5.52%) FTP
11 68 (5.52%) VLAN
12 64 (5.19%) Network Security
13 63 (5.11%) VoIP
13 63 (5.11%) MPLS
14 62 (5.03%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (5.03%) NAS
15 58 (4.70%) HTTP
16 53 (4.30%) BGP
17 52 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (1.62%) MySQL
5 19 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.65%) DTS
11 6 (0.49%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.49%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.32%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 7
13 3 (0.24%) DB2
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.22%) Hudson
2 15 (1.22%) Maven
3 13 (1.05%) MSI
4 10 (0.81%) JUnit
5 9 (0.73%) Selenium
6 7 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.49%) JIRA
7 6 (0.49%) Bugzilla
7 6 (0.49%) Redmine
7 6 (0.49%) Trac
8 5 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.24%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.081%) Wise Package Studio
12 1 (0.081%) WebLOAD
General
1 97 (7.87%) Finance
2 73 (5.92%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.08%) Banking
4 28 (2.27%) Marketing
5 22 (1.78%) Advertising
6 18 (1.46%) Legal
6 18 (1.46%) French Language
7 17 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.38%) Law
7 17 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
8 14 (1.14%) Spanish Language
9 13 (1.05%) Retail
10 12 (0.97%) Back Office
10 12 (0.97%) German Language
11 11 (0.89%) Local Government
12 8 (0.65%) Publishing
13 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.32%) Electronics
15 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 165 (13.38%) Analyst
2 145 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 136 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 96 (7.79%) Administrator
5 84 (6.81%) Network Engineer
6 73 (5.92%) Support Analyst
7 71 (5.76%) Server Engineer
8 70 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
9 68 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
10 63 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 56 (4.54%) Consultant
12 48 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
13 47 (3.81%) Desktop Support
13 47 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
14 40 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 39 (3.16%) IT Support
16 38 (3.08%) Architect
17 36 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
18 34 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 29 (2.35%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.41%) .NET
2 34 (2.76%) Web Services
3 24 (1.95%) Middleware
4 18 (1.46%) Servlets
5 17 (1.38%) XML
6 14 (1.14%) J2EE
7 12 (0.97%) HTML
8 6 (0.49%) ADSI
8 6 (0.49%) X-Windows
8 6 (0.49%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.49%) Application Packaging
9 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.32%) CSS
10 4 (0.32%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.24%) WAP
12 2 (0.16%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.16%) Ajax
12 2 (0.16%) WCF
12 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.81%) Clustering
2 101 (8.19%) Blackberry
3 74 (6.00%) Replication
4 72 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (4.79%) Fat Client
5 59 (4.79%) Thin Client
6 44 (3.57%) Open Source
7 33 (2.68%) PKI
8 32 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.03%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
11 20 (1.62%) CESG
12 17 (1.38%) PDA
13 14 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
14 12 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.73%) RMADS
15 9 (0.73%) iPad
16 8 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.65%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 951 (77.13%) Windows
2 514 (41.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 416 (33.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 300 (24.33%) Windows 7
5 229 (18.57%) Linux
6 217 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 208 (16.87%) Windows XP
8 77 (6.24%) UNIX
8 77 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 56 (4.54%) Windows 8
10 54 (4.38%) Solaris
11 25 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 23 (1.87%) Windows 2000
13 21 (1.70%) CentOS
14 20 (1.62%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.22%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.05%) AIX
17 10 (0.81%) HPUX
17 10 (0.81%) Debian
18 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (25.22%) ITIL
2 105 (8.52%) Migration
3 87 (7.06%) Load Balancing
4 82 (6.65%) Configuration Management
5 70 (5.68%) Service Delivery
6 66 (5.35%) Project Management
7 65 (5.27%) Service Management
8 59 (4.79%) Change Management
9 55 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 47 (3.81%) Incident Management
11 42 (3.41%) E-Commerce
12 37 (3.00%) Capacity Management
13 33 (2.68%) DevOps
13 33 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (2.27%) Network Architecture
15 27 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
16 26 (2.11%) Data Protection
17 25 (2.03%) Unit Testing
18 23 (1.87%) Line Management
18 23 (1.87%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 186 (15.09%) SQL
2 134 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 57 (4.62%) Perl
4 48 (3.89%) VBScript
5 44 (3.57%) C
6 42 (3.41%) Java
7 34 (2.76%) VB
8 28 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.62%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.38%) Ruby
10 17 (1.38%) PHP
11 16 (1.30%) C++
11 16 (1.30%) Python
12 15 (1.22%) C#
13 11 (0.89%) JavaScript
13 11 (0.89%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.89%) Korn
14 10 (0.81%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.24%) Erlang
15 3 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 234 (18.98%) Security Cleared
2 211 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 181 (14.68%) SC Cleared
4 139 (11.27%) MCSE
5 96 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (5.76%) MCITP
7 57 (4.62%) CCNA
8 56 (4.54%) Degree
9 55 (4.46%) MCP
10 54 (4.38%) CCNP
11 49 (3.97%) DV Cleared
12 32 (2.60%) MCTS
12 32 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.87%) MCSA
14 20 (1.62%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.22%) CISSP
16 15 (1.22%) CCSE
17 13 (1.05%) CCA
17 13 (1.05%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.52%) SLA
2 24 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.62%) QA
4 11 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.24%) BS7799
6 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.081%) COBIT
6 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
System Software
1 808 (65.53%) Active Directory
2 330 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (11.60%) XenApp
4 134 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 117 (9.49%) vSphere
6 88 (7.14%) VMware ESX
7 56 (4.54%) XenServer
8 55 (4.46%) XenDesktop
9 39 (3.16%) Terminal Services
10 38 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
12 32 (2.60%) ISA Server
13 24 (1.95%) NFS
14 20 (1.62%) Xen
15 17 (1.38%) DFS Replication
16 14 (1.14%) VMware Server
16 14 (1.14%) Firmware
17 13 (1.05%) UAG
17 13 (1.05%) vCloud
18 12 (0.97%) KVM
Systems Management
1 250 (20.28%) SCCM
2 135 (10.95%) SCOM
3 92 (7.46%) Backup Exec
4 65 (5.27%) NetBackup
5 42 (3.41%) WSUS
6 40 (3.24%) HP SIM
7 39 (3.16%) Puppet
8 32 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 31 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 26 (2.11%) Nagios
11 25 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 23 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
13 20 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 15 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 15 (1.22%) Vagrant
15 14 (1.14%) SCDPM
15 14 (1.14%) SCOrch
16 13 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 12 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.97%) OpenView
Vendors
1 582 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 544 (44.12%) VMware
3 330 (26.76%) Citrix
4 306 (24.82%) Cisco
5 305 (24.74%) HP
6 128 (10.38%) Symantec
7 97 (7.87%) Dell
8 92 (7.46%) Red Hat
9 88 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 86 (6.97%) EMC
11 68 (5.52%) Juniper
12 67 (5.43%) Oracle
13 66 (5.35%) NetApp
14 51 (4.14%) F5
15 46 (3.73%) McAfee
16 43 (3.49%) SolarWinds
17 39 (3.16%) Apple
17 39 (3.16%) IBM
18 37 (3.00%) AppSense
19 36 (2.92%) Infoblox
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Rate: £350 - £409 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Information Technology Services
Rate: £27k - 32k per year + Benefits, Bonus & Training
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Rate: £250 - £320 per day
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