Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DHCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DHCP over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 252 236
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 -22
Contract jobs citing DHCP 994 813 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 0.97% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.96% 6.90% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 512 678
England median daily rate £325 £346 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.14% +2.59% -3.57%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £195
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £310 £340 £338
% change year-on-year -8.82% +0.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 61 90
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.85 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.85% -10.39% +30.77%
10th Percentile £13.76 £10.50 £13.12
90th Percentile £55.20 £50.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £21.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -18.82% -9.57% +23.68%

DHCP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,482 11,786 14,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 14.01% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,253 8,794
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 654 620
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DHCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DHCP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +40 464 £375 +3.45% 96
South East -9 177 £325 -7.14% 67
North of England -4 163 £290 -6.45% 52
North East +39 84 £285 +32.56% 4
East of England +11 73 £320 -1.54% 42
Midlands -11 73 £268 -18.32% 32
North West -13 53 £355 -12.88% 32
West Midlands -5 47 £290 -29.70% 17
South West -1 45 £236 -27.08% 33
Yorkshire -43 29 £323 -2.64% 16
East Midlands -14 26 £130 -54.78% 15
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 936 (94.16%) DNS
2 647 (65.09%) Windows
3 623 (62.68%) Active Directory
4 452 (45.47%) Microsoft
5 401 (40.34%) VMware
6 394 (39.64%) Windows Server
7 311 (31.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 307 (30.89%) TCP/IP
9 302 (30.38%) Citrix
10 299 (30.08%) Cisco
11 267 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 260 (26.16%) ITIL
13 238 (23.94%) Firewall
14 219 (22.03%) Office 365
15 200 (20.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 186 (18.71%) Linux
16 186 (18.71%) LAN
17 184 (18.51%) VPN
17 184 (18.51%) PowerShell
18 182 (18.31%) Security Cleared
19 179 (18.01%) WAN
20 178 (17.91%) Windows 7
21 162 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
22 161 (16.20%) Windows 10
23 159 (16.00%) SCCM
24 157 (15.79%) XenApp
25 153 (15.39%) MS Exchange
26 143 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
27 141 (14.19%) HP
28 136 (13.68%) SAN

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 153 (15.39%) MS Exchange
2 98 (9.86%) IIS
3 79 (7.95%) Skype for Business
4 72 (7.24%) SharePoint
5 62 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (3.42%) Apache
8 24 (2.41%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.61%) Jetty
10 16 (1.61%) Mongrel
10 16 (1.61%) nginx
11 11 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.40%) Confluence
14 4 (0.40%) JBoss
14 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 162 (16.30%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.91%) RMDS
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 219 (22.03%) Office 365
2 143 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (4.23%) IaaS
5 22 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.71%) G Suite
8 17 (1.71%) PaaS
9 15 (1.51%) Google App Engine
10 12 (1.21%) Yammer
11 11 (1.11%) SaaS
12 9 (0.91%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.70%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.60%) Serverless
15 5 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 936 (94.16%) DNS
2 307 (30.89%) TCP/IP
3 238 (23.94%) Firewall
4 186 (18.71%) LAN
5 184 (18.51%) VPN
6 179 (18.01%) WAN
7 136 (13.68%) SAN
8 112 (11.27%) VLAN
9 111 (11.17%) Wireless
10 88 (8.85%) IPsec
10 88 (8.85%) SSL
11 87 (8.75%) NetScaler
12 81 (8.15%) MPLS
13 77 (7.75%) OSPF
14 74 (7.44%) BGP
15 66 (6.64%) FTP
16 62 (6.24%) VoIP
17 60 (6.04%) Network Security
18 59 (5.94%) HTTP
18 59 (5.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.43%) MySQL
3 35 (3.52%) NoSQL
3 35 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.32%) MongoDB
4 33 (3.32%) RDBMS
5 19 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.20%) Big Data
10 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.20%) MS Access
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (6.34%) Jenkins
2 46 (4.63%) Travis CI
3 29 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.91%) JIRA
5 8 (0.80%) Selenium
6 6 (0.60%) Fiddler
6 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.50%) MSI
7 5 (0.50%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.30%) JUnit
9 3 (0.30%) Subversion
9 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.20%) Bower
10 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.20%) GDB
10 2 (0.20%) Maven
11 1 (0.10%) Hudson
General
1 87 (8.75%) Finance
2 47 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.62%) Banking
4 22 (2.21%) Retail
5 11 (1.11%) Back Office
6 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.70%) Legal
8 7 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.70%) Marketing
9 5 (0.50%) Electronics
9 5 (0.50%) French Language
9 5 (0.50%) German Language
10 4 (0.40%) Local Government
10 4 (0.40%) Military
11 3 (0.30%) Advertising
11 3 (0.30%) Games
11 3 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.20%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 147 (14.79%) Support Engineer
2 111 (11.17%) Network Engineer
3 108 (10.87%) Analyst
4 104 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 55 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 51 (5.13%) Architect
7 50 (5.03%) Desktop Support
8 48 (4.83%) IT Support
9 46 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
10 44 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (4.43%) IT Engineer
11 39 (3.92%) Citrix Engineer
12 36 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 36 (3.62%) Consultant
12 36 (3.62%) Server Engineer
13 35 (3.52%) Support Analyst
14 32 (3.22%) IT Support Engineer
15 31 (3.12%) Wintel Engineer
16 29 (2.92%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.33%) 802.1X
2 29 (2.92%) Web Services
3 25 (2.52%) LDAP
4 19 (1.91%) .NET
5 15 (1.51%) J2EE
5 15 (1.51%) Servlets
6 10 (1.01%) HTML
6 10 (1.01%) JSON
7 7 (0.70%) HTML5
7 7 (0.70%) Middleware
7 7 (0.70%) OAuth
7 7 (0.70%) SAML
8 5 (0.50%) ADSI
8 5 (0.50%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.40%) Rendezvous
10 3 (0.30%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.30%) COM
10 3 (0.30%) LAMP
11 2 (0.20%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 131 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 75 (7.55%) Clustering
3 67 (6.74%) PKI
4 46 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 31 (3.12%) Replication
7 26 (2.62%) Fat Client
7 26 (2.62%) Thin Client
8 24 (2.41%) Blackberry
9 17 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.21%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.21%) NHS
11 10 (1.01%) iPhone
11 10 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.91%) CMDB
12 9 (0.91%) iPad
13 7 (0.70%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.70%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 647 (65.09%) Windows
2 394 (39.64%) Windows Server
3 267 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 200 (20.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 186 (18.71%) Linux
6 178 (17.91%) Windows 7
7 161 (16.20%) Windows 10
8 96 (9.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (6.14%) Apple iOS
10 50 (5.03%) Windows 8
11 44 (4.43%) Android
12 43 (4.33%) Unix
13 37 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (2.82%) Mac OS
15 21 (2.11%) Solaris
16 20 (2.01%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.91%) Windows Phone
18 18 (1.81%) Windows Phone 8
18 18 (1.81%) Windows XP
19 16 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (26.16%) ITIL
2 84 (8.45%) DevOps
3 82 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (8.15%) Configuration Management
5 80 (8.05%) Migration
6 73 (7.34%) Open Source
7 64 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (6.44%) Service Delivery
8 63 (6.34%) Load Balancing
9 60 (6.04%) Project Management
10 59 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (5.94%) Problem Management
11 48 (4.83%) High Availability
12 46 (4.63%) Incident Management
12 46 (4.63%) Test Automation
13 44 (4.43%) Business Continuity
13 44 (4.43%) Change Management
14 43 (4.33%) Microservices
15 41 (4.12%) OO
16 39 (3.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (18.51%) PowerShell
2 89 (8.95%) SQL
3 61 (6.14%) Java
4 56 (5.63%) Python
5 33 (3.32%) C
6 28 (2.82%) VBScript
7 27 (2.72%) Perl
8 23 (2.31%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.41%) Ruby
10 11 (1.11%) VB
11 9 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.40%) Go
12 4 (0.40%) PHP
12 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.30%) C++
14 2 (0.20%) SystemTap
15 1 (0.10%) AWK
15 1 (0.10%) Lisp
15 1 (0.10%) sed
Qualifications
1 182 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 119 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 113 (11.37%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (7.95%) CCNP
6 72 (7.24%) Degree
7 57 (5.73%) MCSE
8 48 (4.83%) CCNA
8 48 (4.83%) DV Cleared
9 36 (3.62%) MCSA
10 32 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (2.41%) CCIE
13 21 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 21 (2.11%) CCDP
14 19 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.81%) MCP
16 17 (1.71%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (1.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.73%) SLA
2 22 (2.21%) GDPR
3 19 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (1.41%) QA
5 11 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.40%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 623 (62.68%) Active Directory
2 311 (31.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (15.79%) XenApp
4 112 (11.27%) vSphere
5 110 (11.07%) Hyper-V
6 77 (7.75%) XenDesktop
7 76 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 57 (5.73%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (3.82%) Docker
10 38 (3.82%) VMware NSX
11 32 (3.22%) XenServer
12 31 (3.12%) DFS Replication
13 23 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (1.71%) Xen
15 16 (1.61%) Terminal Services
16 15 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (1.31%) NFS
18 12 (1.21%) BitLocker
18 12 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 159 (16.00%) SCCM
2 79 (7.95%) Puppet
3 74 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (5.43%) WSUS
5 50 (5.03%) SCOM
6 38 (3.82%) Ansible
7 35 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (3.42%) vCenter Server
9 28 (2.82%) Backup Exec
10 27 (2.72%) AirWatch
11 22 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
11 22 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (1.91%) XenMobile
13 18 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (1.81%) Nessus
13 18 (1.81%) SAP Afaria
14 17 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 17 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (1.51%) NetBackup
15 15 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 452 (45.47%) Microsoft
2 401 (40.34%) VMware
3 302 (30.38%) Citrix
4 299 (30.08%) Cisco
5 141 (14.19%) HP
6 81 (8.15%) Ivanti
7 74 (7.44%) Dell
8 73 (7.34%) Apple
9 66 (6.64%) CheckPoint
10 62 (6.24%) Juniper
11 58 (5.84%) McAfee
12 51 (5.13%) F5
13 48 (4.83%) SolarWinds
14 47 (4.73%) SAP
15 46 (4.63%) Palo Alto
16 37 (3.72%) NetApp
17 36 (3.62%) Symantec
18 29 (2.92%) Google
18 29 (2.92%) IBM
18 29 (2.92%) Infoblox