Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 250 231
Rank change year-on-year -16 -19 +1
Contract jobs citing DHCP 947 967 1,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.02% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 7.53% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 625 712
England median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% +2.19%
10th Percentile £156 £131 £169
90th Percentile £569 £500 £512
UK median daily rate £375 £320 £345
% change year-on-year +17.19% -7.25% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 91
England median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -39.29% +47.37%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.58 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +11.76% -38.74% +54.17%

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 12,360 12,837 14,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.59% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,511 7,980 8,680
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 651 728
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +37 408 £400 +11.11% 94
South East -48 203 £375 +7.14% 70
North of England +14 147 £375 +33.93% 65
North West +8 84 £400 +42.86% 36
East of England -3 82 £375 +25.00% 27
Midlands -50 65 £360 +2.86% 31
Yorkshire +17 49 £375 +25.00% 25
West Midlands -39 44 £370 +5.71% 21
South West -57 41 £313 +14.68% 34
East Midlands -2 21 £250 -5.66% 10
North East -25 14 £261 -5.00% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 879 (92.82%) DNS
2 595 (62.83%) Windows
3 577 (60.93%) Active Directory
4 440 (46.46%) Microsoft
5 373 (39.39%) VMware
6 344 (36.33%) Windows Server
7 319 (33.69%) TCP/IP
8 247 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 241 (25.45%) Firewall
10 239 (25.24%) Cisco
10 239 (25.24%) Office 365
11 219 (23.13%) Linux
12 203 (21.44%) WAN
13 198 (20.91%) LAN
14 193 (20.38%) Citrix
15 192 (20.27%) MS Exchange
16 188 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
17 182 (19.22%) PowerShell
18 174 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 164 (17.32%) Windows 10
20 163 (17.21%) Windows 7
20 163 (17.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 162 (17.11%) VPN
22 161 (17.00%) ITIL
23 155 (16.37%) SCCM
24 147 (15.52%) Security Cleared
25 137 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
26 125 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
27 121 (12.78%) FTP
28 120 (12.67%) HTTP

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
1 192 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 83 (8.76%) IIS
3 69 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (7.07%) SharePoint
5 65 (6.86%) Apache
6 63 (6.65%) Skype for Business
7 48 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 42 (4.44%) nginx
8 42 (4.44%) Tomcat
9 40 (4.22%) Jetty
9 40 (4.22%) Mongrel
9 40 (4.22%) WebSphere
10 28 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (1.37%) Confluence
13 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.74%) CMS
14 7 (0.74%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 137 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.11%) Maya
5 1 (0.11%) NUKE
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.11%) Eikon
4 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 239 (25.24%) Office 365
2 125 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 43 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (4.22%) Google App Engine
7 37 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (2.85%) IaaS
9 26 (2.75%) Mimecast
10 22 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.84%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.84%) SaaS
12 7 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.74%) Yammer
13 6 (0.63%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.63%) PaaS
13 6 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.53%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 879 (92.82%) DNS
2 319 (33.69%) TCP/IP
3 241 (25.45%) Firewall
4 203 (21.44%) WAN
5 198 (20.91%) LAN
6 162 (17.11%) VPN
7 121 (12.78%) FTP
8 120 (12.67%) HTTP
9 117 (12.35%) IPsec
10 116 (12.25%) SSL
11 90 (9.50%) VoIP
12 85 (8.98%) Wireless
13 76 (8.03%) SAN
14 73 (7.71%) OSPF
15 69 (7.29%) Internet
15 69 (7.29%) VLAN
16 66 (6.97%) BGP
17 63 (6.65%) Skype
18 45 (4.75%) Cisco ASA
18 45 (4.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.27%) MySQL
3 25 (2.64%) MongoDB
3 25 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 23 (2.43%) NoSQL
6 22 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (0.53%) MS Access
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.32%) Power BI
12 2 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 84 (8.87%) Jenkins
2 61 (6.44%) Travis CI
3 26 (2.75%) JIRA
4 21 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.01%) MSI
6 7 (0.74%) Gerrit
7 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.53%) Subversion
8 5 (0.53%) Toad
9 4 (0.42%) GDB
9 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.42%) Valgrind
9 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.21%) GitLab
10 2 (0.21%) Hudson
10 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (10.67%) Finance
2 30 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.32%) Retail
4 18 (1.90%) Back Office
5 17 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.80%) Spanish Language
6 16 (1.69%) Banking
7 12 (1.27%) Military
8 9 (0.95%) French Language
8 9 (0.95%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.84%) Law
9 8 (0.84%) Legal
10 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.63%) Marketing
10 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Electronics
11 3 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 123 (12.99%) Analyst
3 107 (11.30%) Support Engineer
4 91 (9.61%) Network Engineer
5 72 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 60 (6.34%) Support Analyst
7 59 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 50 (5.28%) IT Support
9 49 (5.17%) Architect
10 38 (4.01%) IT Engineer
11 37 (3.91%) Administrator
11 37 (3.91%) Desktop Support
12 35 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 35 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 35 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 35 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
13 33 (3.48%) Consultant
13 33 (3.48%) Service Analyst
14 32 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
15 31 (3.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.28%) .NET
2 40 (4.22%) Servlets
3 38 (4.01%) J2EE
4 28 (2.96%) 802.1X
5 20 (2.11%) LDAP
6 13 (1.37%) JSON
7 11 (1.16%) HTML
8 10 (1.06%) Web Services
9 9 (0.95%) Middleware
10 8 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (0.74%) Ajax
11 7 (0.74%) CGI
12 6 (0.63%) REST
13 5 (0.53%) ADSI
13 5 (0.53%) LAMP
13 5 (0.53%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.53%) SQLAlchemy
14 4 (0.42%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.42%) FreeSWITCH
14 4 (0.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 94 (9.93%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.55%) PKI
3 51 (5.39%) Clustering
4 45 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.85%) Blackberry
5 27 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 20 (2.11%) Thin Client
8 19 (2.01%) iPhone
8 19 (2.01%) Replication
9 18 (1.90%) iPad
10 15 (1.58%) NHS
10 15 (1.58%) Smartphone
11 13 (1.37%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.74%) Media Streaming
14 6 (0.63%) CMDB
14 6 (0.63%) e-Health
14 6 (0.63%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 595 (62.83%) Windows
2 344 (36.33%) Windows Server
3 219 (23.13%) Linux
4 188 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 174 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 164 (17.32%) Windows 10
7 163 (17.21%) Windows 7
8 78 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.91%) Unix
10 33 (3.48%) Android
11 27 (2.85%) Apple iOS
12 26 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 23 (2.43%) Windows XP
14 22 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (2.01%) Windows 8
16 17 (1.80%) Solaris
16 17 (1.80%) Ubuntu
17 11 (1.16%) AIX
17 11 (1.16%) CentOS
18 9 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (17.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 161 (17.00%) ITIL
3 112 (11.83%) Configuration Management
4 101 (10.67%) DevOps
5 97 (10.24%) Migration
6 87 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
7 76 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
7 76 (8.03%) Open Source
8 44 (4.65%) Test Automation
9 42 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (4.44%) Change Management
9 42 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 41 (4.33%) Patch Management
11 40 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
11 40 (4.22%) Service Management
12 39 (4.12%) Load Balancing
13 38 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 34 (3.59%) Problem Management
15 32 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
16 29 (3.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (19.22%) PowerShell
2 80 (8.45%) Java
3 73 (7.71%) SQL
4 72 (7.60%) Python
5 42 (4.44%) Perl
6 29 (3.06%) C
7 26 (2.75%) C++
8 25 (2.64%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.43%) Ruby
9 23 (2.43%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.48%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.37%) VBScript
12 7 (0.74%) Embedded C
13 6 (0.63%) C#
14 4 (0.42%) PHP
14 4 (0.42%) VB
15 3 (0.32%) Go
16 2 (0.21%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 112 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
3 110 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (10.56%) SC Cleared
5 70 (7.39%) CCNP
6 67 (7.07%) MCSE
7 59 (6.23%) CCNA
8 46 (4.86%) MCSA
9 42 (4.44%) Degree
10 37 (3.91%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.75%) MCP
12 23 (2.43%) CCIE
12 23 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (2.01%) MCITP
14 15 (1.58%) DBS Check
15 14 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (1.16%) CCA
18 10 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
19 9 (0.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.01%) SLA
2 10 (1.06%) GDPR
3 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.63%) HIPAA
4 6 (0.63%) HL7
4 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.42%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) QA
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 577 (60.93%) Active Directory
2 247 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 92 (9.71%) XenApp
5 79 (8.34%) VMware ESXi
6 77 (8.13%) vSphere
7 53 (5.60%) XenDesktop
8 47 (4.96%) Virtual Machines
9 43 (4.54%) Xen
10 35 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (3.59%) Docker
12 24 (2.53%) XenServer
13 19 (2.01%) DFS Replication
14 17 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.58%) BitLocker
16 13 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (1.16%) Firmware
17 11 (1.16%) KVM
17 11 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
18 9 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 155 (16.37%) SCCM
2 102 (10.77%) Puppet
3 55 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (5.07%) WSUS
5 46 (4.86%) Ansible
6 40 (4.22%) SCOM
7 28 (2.96%) Backup Exec
8 26 (2.75%) vCenter Server
9 23 (2.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 22 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (2.01%) Nagios
12 18 (1.90%) NetBackup
13 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
14 15 (1.58%) Terraform
15 14 (1.48%) Kubernetes
16 13 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
17 12 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
18 11 (1.16%) PowerCLI
18 11 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 440 (46.46%) Microsoft
2 373 (39.39%) VMware
3 239 (25.24%) Cisco
4 193 (20.38%) Citrix
5 84 (8.87%) HP
6 55 (5.81%) McAfee
7 54 (5.70%) Google
8 52 (5.49%) SolarWinds
9 49 (5.17%) Juniper
10 47 (4.96%) Ivanti
11 45 (4.75%) Dell
12 42 (4.44%) Apple
13 38 (4.01%) Veeam
14 33 (3.48%) CheckPoint
15 31 (3.27%) Meraki
16 30 (3.17%) EMC
17 29 (3.06%) Sophos
18 27 (2.85%) NetApp
19 25 (2.64%) ServiceNow
19 25 (2.64%) Symantec