Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 254 219
Rank change year-on-year +1 -35 -12
Contract jobs citing DHCP 984 903 1,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.00% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 7.22% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 583 791
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -3.35%
10th Percentile £150 £142 £175
90th Percentile £550 £488 £494
UK median daily rate £358 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +14.13% -3.62% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 61 109
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -37.50% +55.56%
10th Percentile £11.49 £12.50 £16.55
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £45.05
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% -32.14% +55.56%

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 12,483 12,505 15,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 13.82% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,562 7,687 9,249
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 656 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.07
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -19.79% +20.00%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +63 426 £385 +14.07% 126
South East -40 194 £375 +13.64% 65
North of England -10 148 £338 +16.88% 73
East of England +20 93 £425 +88.89% 46
Midlands -32 76 £359 +2.50% 44
North West -21 74 £350 +15.70% 41
West Midlands -17 48 £370 - 30
South West -35 46 £277 +0.73% 28
Yorkshire +1 40 £367 +12.77% 28
North East -1 34 £333 +23.15% 4
East Midlands -6 28 £250 -13.04% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 922 (93.70%) DNS
2 651 (66.16%) Windows
3 640 (65.04%) Active Directory
4 470 (47.76%) Microsoft
5 403 (40.96%) VMware
6 389 (39.53%) Windows Server
7 298 (30.28%) TCP/IP
8 290 (29.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 261 (26.52%) Cisco
10 257 (26.12%) Firewall
11 247 (25.10%) Office 365
12 225 (22.87%) Citrix
13 212 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 210 (21.34%) ITIL
15 207 (21.04%) MS Exchange
16 201 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 195 (19.82%) Linux
17 195 (19.82%) WAN
18 193 (19.61%) PowerShell
19 181 (18.39%) LAN
19 181 (18.39%) Windows 10
20 180 (18.29%) VPN
21 173 (17.58%) Windows 7
22 171 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 160 (16.26%) Security Cleared
24 158 (16.06%) SCCM
25 151 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
26 143 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
27 124 (12.60%) XenApp
28 117 (11.89%) Cisco Certification

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
1 207 (21.04%) MS Exchange
2 88 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (8.84%) SharePoint
4 79 (8.03%) Skype for Business
5 73 (7.42%) IIS
6 46 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (3.96%) Apache
8 19 (1.93%) nginx
9 18 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (1.83%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.63%) Jetty
10 16 (1.63%) Mongrel
10 16 (1.63%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.91%) Confluence
12 9 (0.91%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.71%) CMS
14 7 (0.71%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 143 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.10%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) Eikon
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.10%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 247 (25.10%) Office 365
2 151 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (3.05%) IaaS
6 26 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (2.44%) Mimecast
8 23 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.63%) Google App Engine
10 15 (1.52%) G Suite
10 15 (1.52%) Yammer
11 12 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.12%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.02%) PaaS
14 9 (0.91%) SaaS
14 9 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.61%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.61%) GitHub
17 5 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 922 (93.70%) DNS
2 298 (30.28%) TCP/IP
3 257 (26.12%) Firewall
4 195 (19.82%) WAN
5 181 (18.39%) LAN
6 180 (18.29%) VPN
7 101 (10.26%) SAN
8 92 (9.35%) VoIP
9 91 (9.25%) IPsec
10 81 (8.23%) FTP
10 81 (8.23%) VLAN
11 79 (8.03%) Wireless
12 73 (7.42%) OSPF
13 70 (7.11%) Skype
13 70 (7.11%) SSL
14 69 (7.01%) HTTP
15 63 (6.40%) BGP
16 61 (6.20%) Internet
17 59 (6.00%) NetScaler
18 58 (5.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.64%) MySQL
3 19 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 17 (1.73%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.73%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.51%) MS Access
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.20%) Big Data
12 1 (0.10%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 54 (5.49%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.05%) Travis CI
3 24 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.03%) JIRA
5 18 (1.83%) MSI
6 6 (0.61%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.51%) Subversion
7 5 (0.51%) Toad
7 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.41%) Gerrit
8 4 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.30%) Selenium
10 2 (0.20%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.20%) GDB
10 2 (0.20%) GitLab
10 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.20%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.10%) JUnit
General
1 116 (11.79%) Finance
2 39 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.44%) Retail
4 23 (2.34%) Back Office
5 22 (2.24%) Banking
6 17 (1.73%) Spanish Language
7 12 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.12%) French Language
9 9 (0.91%) Italian Language
9 9 (0.91%) Marketing
10 8 (0.81%) Legal
11 6 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.61%) Military
12 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.41%) Law
14 3 (0.30%) Electronics
14 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.30%) German Language
14 3 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 120 (12.20%) Analyst
3 117 (11.89%) Support Engineer
4 94 (9.55%) Network Engineer
5 66 (6.71%) IT Support
6 63 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 61 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 59 (6.00%) Architect
9 53 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 49 (4.98%) Administrator
11 46 (4.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 45 (4.57%) IT Engineer
13 44 (4.47%) Desktop Support
14 42 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
15 37 (3.76%) Citrix Engineer
15 37 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
16 36 (3.66%) Consultant
17 34 (3.46%) Server Engineer
18 32 (3.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 31 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.86%) LDAP
2 27 (2.74%) 802.1X
3 22 (2.24%) .NET
4 18 (1.83%) JSON
5 16 (1.63%) Servlets
6 15 (1.52%) J2EE
6 15 (1.52%) Web Services
7 9 (0.91%) ADSI
7 9 (0.91%) HTML
7 9 (0.91%) OAuth
7 9 (0.91%) SAML
8 8 (0.81%) Middleware
9 7 (0.71%) Ajax
9 7 (0.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (0.71%) CGI
9 7 (0.71%) REST
10 6 (0.61%) SQLAlchemy
11 4 (0.41%) LAMP
11 4 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.30%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 81 (8.23%) PKI
3 64 (6.50%) Clustering
4 52 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.76%) Blackberry
6 32 (3.25%) Replication
7 30 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
8 29 (2.95%) Fat Client
8 29 (2.95%) Thin Client
9 27 (2.74%) iPhone
10 22 (2.24%) Computer Science
10 22 (2.24%) iPad
11 19 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
12 18 (1.83%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.52%) NHS
14 12 (1.22%) Smartphone
15 11 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.91%) Handset
17 8 (0.81%) Public Cloud
18 7 (0.71%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 651 (66.16%) Windows
2 389 (39.53%) Windows Server
3 212 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 201 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 195 (19.82%) Linux
6 181 (18.39%) Windows 10
7 173 (17.58%) Windows 7
8 80 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (3.96%) Apple iOS
10 34 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (3.46%) Unix
11 33 (3.35%) Android
12 29 (2.95%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.85%) Windows 8
14 21 (2.13%) Windows XP
15 19 (1.93%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.83%) CentOS
16 18 (1.83%) Solaris
17 13 (1.32%) SUSE
18 11 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (21.34%) ITIL
2 171 (17.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 91 (9.25%) Migration
4 80 (8.13%) Configuration Management
4 80 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (7.01%) DevOps
6 57 (5.79%) Service Management
7 48 (4.88%) Open Source
8 46 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (4.47%) Patch Management
9 44 (4.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 42 (4.27%) Load Balancing
11 41 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (4.17%) Service Delivery
12 40 (4.07%) Change Management
13 39 (3.96%) Problem Management
14 37 (3.76%) Project Management
15 35 (3.56%) High Availability
16 33 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 193 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 80 (8.13%) SQL
3 54 (5.49%) Python
4 43 (4.37%) C
5 42 (4.27%) Java
6 38 (3.86%) Perl
7 25 (2.54%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.03%) VBScript
9 15 (1.52%) C++
10 14 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.91%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.91%) Ruby
11 9 (0.91%) VB
12 7 (0.71%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.41%) PHP
14 2 (0.20%) C#
14 2 (0.20%) SystemTap
15 1 (0.10%) Go
15 1 (0.10%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 160 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 117 (11.89%) Cisco Certification
3 104 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (10.16%) SC Cleared
5 76 (7.72%) CCNP
6 62 (6.30%) Degree
7 56 (5.69%) CCNA
8 54 (5.49%) MCSE
9 52 (5.28%) DV Cleared
10 40 (4.07%) MCSA
11 26 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (1.93%) CCIE
12 19 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.73%) MCITP
15 14 (1.42%) MCP
16 13 (1.32%) CCA
17 12 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.81%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.81%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.98%) SLA
2 16 (1.63%) GDPR
3 13 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.61%) QA
6 5 (0.51%) HL7
7 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.30%) PMO
9 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 640 (65.04%) Active Directory
2 290 (29.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (12.60%) XenApp
4 105 (10.67%) vSphere
5 99 (10.06%) Hyper-V
6 86 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (6.71%) XenDesktop
8 51 (5.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (4.07%) Docker
11 23 (2.34%) XenServer
12 22 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (2.13%) BitLocker
14 20 (2.03%) Xen
15 19 (1.93%) DFS Replication
16 17 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
16 17 (1.73%) VMware NSX
17 15 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (1.22%) VMware Server
19 11 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 158 (16.06%) SCCM
2 72 (7.32%) Puppet
3 61 (6.20%) WSUS
4 53 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (4.98%) Ansible
6 47 (4.78%) SCOM
7 35 (3.56%) Backup Exec
8 32 (3.25%) vCenter Server
9 29 (2.95%) McAfee ePO
10 25 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 22 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 19 (1.93%) NetBackup
13 17 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
14 16 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (1.52%) Kubernetes
16 13 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
16 13 (1.32%) Salt
17 11 (1.12%) Nagios
17 11 (1.12%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 470 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 403 (40.96%) VMware
3 261 (26.52%) Cisco
4 225 (22.87%) Citrix
5 112 (11.38%) HP
6 73 (7.42%) McAfee
7 68 (6.91%) SolarWinds
8 60 (6.10%) Ivanti
9 56 (5.69%) Apple
10 51 (5.18%) Dell
11 48 (4.88%) Juniper
12 46 (4.67%) NetApp
13 40 (4.07%) CheckPoint
14 39 (3.96%) Veeam
15 37 (3.76%) EMC
16 35 (3.56%) Symantec
17 34 (3.46%) Google
18 33 (3.35%) Sophos
19 31 (3.15%) F5
20 29 (2.95%) Red Hat