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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 236 193 207
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +14
Contract jobs citing DHCP 523 610 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.18% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.96% 7.90% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 362 247
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £178 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 64 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.11 £13.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.23 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.07 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.16%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -36 468 £350 -7.28% 220
London -43 153 £385 -3.75% 57
South East +18 130 £325 -7.14% 56
North West +7 59 £353 +28.18% 22
Berkshire +19 40 £325 -18.75% 8
South West +4 36 £328 +14.91% 21
Scotland +1 35 £363 +45.00% 9
Surrey +6 34 £330 +3.52% 9
Manchester +1 28 £425 +47.82% 9
City of London -2 27 £381 -1.61% 13
East of England -12 27 £375 -9.09% 17
Hampshire +7 24 £288 -11.53% 12
Reading +7 21 £300 -25.00% 3
Cheshire +5 21 £250 +23.45% 9
North East -11 17 £433 +50.69%
East Midlands -7 16 £275 -21.42% 4
Yorkshire -47 16 £293 -26.96% 25
Tyne and Wear -17 15 £463 +48.59%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 15 £463 +48.59%
Warrington - 15 £475 -
Edinburgh -13 14 £350 +3.70% 5
West Midlands -35 13 £400 +53.84% 18
Wiltshire -3 12 £350 +1.08% 2
Slough +15 11 £353 -6.00% 3
Essex +5 10 £438 +52.83% 2
Bristol +2 10 £325 -14.47% 11
Lancashire +6 9 £306 +13.95% 1
Birmingham +3 9 £400 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -1 9 - - 5
Renfrewshire -2 9 £418 +71.28%

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1079 (93.10%) DNS
2 733 (63.24%) Windows
3 681 (58.76%) Active Directory
4 526 (45.38%) Microsoft
5 514 (44.35%) VMware
6 455 (39.26%) TCP/IP
7 423 (36.50%) Windows Server
8 396 (34.17%) Cisco
9 385 (33.22%) Firewall
10 368 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 342 (29.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 270 (23.30%) LAN
13 265 (22.86%) MS Exchange
14 257 (22.17%) ITIL
15 253 (21.83%) Linux
16 251 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 249 (21.48%) Citrix
18 230 (19.84%) VPN
19 229 (19.76%) WAN
20 207 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
21 203 (17.52%) Windows Server 2003
22 193 (16.65%) Data Centre
23 188 (16.22%) IPsec
24 180 (15.53%) SSL
25 177 (15.27%) IIS
26 174 (15.01%) Windows 7
27 160 (13.81%) MS Office
28 159 (13.72%) SQL
28 159 (13.72%) FTP
29 150 (12.94%) Finance

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 265 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 177 (15.27%) IIS
3 122 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 106 (9.15%) Tomcat
5 100 (8.63%) Apache
6 93 (8.02%) nginx
7 88 (7.59%) WebSphere
8 84 (7.25%) Jetty
9 53 (4.57%) SharePoint
10 50 (4.31%) Skype for Business
11 49 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 39 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 39 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 22 (1.90%) OpenStack
15 12 (1.04%) Confluence
15 12 (1.04%) JBoss
15 12 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
16 11 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 160 (13.81%) MS Office
2 141 (12.17%) MS Excel
3 26 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
1 12 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.17%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.086%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.086%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.086%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 136 (11.73%) Office 365
2 116 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
4 73 (6.30%) Google App Engine
4 73 (6.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 67 (5.78%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (1.55%) SaaS
8 8 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.43%) IaaS
11 4 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.26%) PaaS
12 3 (0.26%) Route 53
13 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.17%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1079 (93.10%) DNS
2 455 (39.26%) TCP/IP
3 385 (33.22%) Firewall
4 270 (23.30%) LAN
5 230 (19.84%) VPN
6 229 (19.76%) WAN
7 188 (16.22%) IPsec
8 180 (15.53%) SSL
9 159 (13.72%) FTP
10 140 (12.08%) SAN
11 138 (11.91%) HTTP
12 121 (10.44%) OSPF
13 118 (10.18%) Wireless
14 111 (9.58%) VLAN
15 103 (8.89%) BGP
16 100 (8.63%) MPLS
17 98 (8.46%) Cisco ASA
18 95 (8.20%) VoIP
19 93 (8.02%) Internet
19 93 (8.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.29%) MySQL
8 13 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.86%) PowerCenter
10 9 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.60%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.52%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.26%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 112 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.38%) JIRA
4 13 (1.12%) RSpec
5 11 (0.95%) Log4j
6 4 (0.35%) JUnit
6 4 (0.35%) Maven
6 4 (0.35%) MSI
7 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.26%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.26%) GitLab
8 2 (0.17%) Ant
8 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.17%) Hudson
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium
8 2 (0.17%) Subversion
8 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.086%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.086%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 150 (12.94%) Finance
2 60 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.06%) Banking
4 25 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.38%) Marketing
6 15 (1.29%) Law
7 14 (1.21%) Legal
7 14 (1.21%) Local Government
8 13 (1.12%) Advertising
8 13 (1.12%) Back Office
9 12 (1.04%) Electronics
10 11 (0.95%) Billing
10 11 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.78%) Retail
12 8 (0.69%) Front Office
13 4 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 218 (18.81%) Network Engineer
2 151 (13.03%) Support Engineer
3 116 (10.01%) Analyst
4 102 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 81 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
6 70 (6.04%) Administrator
7 67 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
8 62 (5.35%) Consultant
9 55 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 54 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
11 49 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
12 48 (4.14%) Architect
12 48 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
13 47 (4.06%) Desktop Support
14 46 (3.97%) IT Engineer
15 45 (3.88%) Support Analyst
16 44 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
16 44 (3.80%) Server Engineer
17 43 (3.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 43 (3.71%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (8.02%) .NET
2 88 (7.59%) Servlets
3 81 (6.99%) J2EE
4 36 (3.11%) 802.1X
5 30 (2.59%) Web Services
6 18 (1.55%) Middleware
7 13 (1.12%) XML
8 9 (0.78%) REST
9 6 (0.52%) HTML
9 6 (0.52%) SOAP
10 4 (0.35%) jQuery
10 4 (0.35%) LAMP
10 4 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.35%) WAP
11 3 (0.26%) CSS
11 3 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (0.26%) MCollective
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.26%) POSIX
11 3 (0.26%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 193 (16.65%) Data Centre
2 70 (6.04%) Clustering
3 62 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.42%) Blackberry
7 24 (2.07%) Replication
8 20 (1.73%) Driving Licence
9 19 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.47%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.38%) Cryptography
12 13 (1.12%) PKI
13 11 (0.95%) Statistics
13 11 (0.95%) User Experience
14 9 (0.78%) NHS
15 8 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.69%) EMC VNX
15 8 (0.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 733 (63.24%) Windows
2 423 (36.50%) Windows Server
3 342 (29.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 253 (21.83%) Linux
5 251 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 203 (17.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 174 (15.01%) Windows 7
8 86 (7.42%) Unix
9 71 (6.13%) Windows 8
10 69 (5.95%) Windows XP
11 45 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (2.24%) Solaris
13 24 (2.07%) Android
14 19 (1.64%) Windows 10
15 18 (1.55%) Ubuntu
16 16 (1.38%) CentOS
17 15 (1.29%) Mac OS X
18 14 (1.21%) AIX
18 14 (1.21%) Windows Vista
19 12 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (22.17%) ITIL
2 129 (11.13%) Configuration Management
3 109 (9.40%) Migration
4 98 (8.46%) DevOps
5 83 (7.16%) Change Management
6 80 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (5.95%) Load Balancing
9 67 (5.78%) Open Source
10 61 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 59 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 49 (4.23%) Information Security
13 47 (4.06%) Automated Testing
14 44 (3.80%) Unit Testing
15 43 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
16 42 (3.62%) Network Management
17 40 (3.45%) Network Design
17 40 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
18 38 (3.28%) Service Delivery
19 34 (2.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (13.72%) SQL
2 123 (10.61%) PowerShell
3 99 (8.54%) Java
4 42 (3.62%) Perl
4 42 (3.62%) Python
5 26 (2.24%) C
6 24 (2.07%) Bash Shell
7 23 (1.98%) VBScript
8 20 (1.73%) Ruby
9 11 (0.95%) C++
9 11 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.78%) VB
11 8 (0.69%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.69%) Korn
11 8 (0.69%) PHP
12 6 (0.52%) Tcl
13 4 (0.35%) C#
13 4 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.35%) VBA
14 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 207 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (11.99%) Security Cleared
3 130 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 118 (10.18%) CCNA
5 114 (9.84%) CCNP
6 108 (9.32%) SC Cleared
7 72 (6.21%) MCSE
8 66 (5.69%) Degree
9 60 (5.18%) MCSA
10 55 (4.75%) CCIE
11 41 (3.54%) MCITP
12 38 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (2.07%) MCP
14 21 (1.81%) DBS Check
15 17 (1.47%) DV Cleared
16 16 (1.38%) CCSE
17 14 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
18 13 (1.12%) JNCIA
18 13 (1.12%) JNCIP
19 12 (1.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.26%) SLA
2 25 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.04%) QA
5 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.26%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.086%) COBIT
7 1 (0.086%) HIPAA
System Software
1 681 (58.76%) Active Directory
2 368 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (10.79%) XenApp
4 106 (9.15%) Hyper-V
5 89 (7.68%) vSphere
6 79 (6.82%) Xen
7 66 (5.69%) VMware ESX
8 62 (5.35%) XenDesktop
9 46 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (2.76%) XenServer
12 25 (2.16%) Terminal Services
13 23 (1.98%) ISA Server
14 18 (1.55%) vCloud
15 17 (1.47%) NFS
16 15 (1.29%) Terminal Server
17 13 (1.12%) Firmware
17 13 (1.12%) Squid
18 12 (1.04%) iptables
19 11 (0.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 134 (11.56%) SCCM
2 94 (8.11%) Puppet
3 65 (5.61%) SCOM
3 65 (5.61%) WSUS
4 48 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (3.36%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.73%) Nagios
7 19 (1.64%) vMotion
8 17 (1.47%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.12%) FortiGate
10 12 (1.04%) Cacti
10 12 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (0.86%) Ansible
11 10 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
11 10 (0.86%) HP SIM
12 9 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.60%) AppDNA
14 7 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 526 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 514 (44.35%) VMware
3 396 (34.17%) Cisco
4 249 (21.48%) Citrix
5 145 (12.51%) HP
6 110 (9.49%) CheckPoint
7 107 (9.23%) F5
8 101 (8.71%) Juniper
9 76 (6.56%) Google
10 75 (6.47%) Red Hat
11 59 (5.09%) Dell
12 54 (4.66%) Oracle
13 51 (4.40%) SolarWinds
14 50 (4.31%) Symantec
15 47 (4.06%) NetApp
16 46 (3.97%) Blue Coat
17 38 (3.28%) Palo Alto
18 36 (3.11%) Infoblox
19 31 (2.67%) AppSense
20 30 (2.59%) Aruba
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £255 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates - flexible
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Parity Professionals
Rate: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Northallerton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.99 per hour + pension
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 23 days ago