Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 222 228
Rank change year-on-year -27 +6 -24
Contract jobs citing DHCP 976 1137 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.18% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.44% 7.79% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 733 684
England median daily rate £320 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £133 £170 £175
90th Percentile £499 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £320 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 95 111
England median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +55.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.58 £49.50 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -39.29% +55.56% -5.26%

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 13119 14595 14603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.80% 15.21% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8139 8916 8571
England median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 746 915
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.69 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -47 352 £350 -8.02% 73
South East +28 256 £350 +1.45% 32
North of England -61 120 £280 -11.11% 43
Midlands +39 97 £350 -1.06% 8
East of England -7 78 £300 -7.69% 10
South West -4 75 £273 -11.38% 16
West Midlands +38 68 £350 +2.94% 3
North West -8 68 £280 -20.00% 24
North East -32 31 £278 +9.90% 6
East Midlands -1 29 £265 -35.37% 4
Yorkshire -6 21 £313 -10.71% 13
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 897 (91.91%) DNS
2 688 (70.49%) Windows
3 660 (67.62%) Active Directory
4 420 (43.03%) Microsoft
5 390 (39.96%) VMware
6 354 (36.27%) Windows Server
7 315 (32.27%) Cisco
8 297 (30.43%) TCP/IP
9 268 (27.46%) Firewall
10 262 (26.84%) Citrix
11 244 (25.00%) WAN
12 234 (23.98%) Office 365
13 230 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 230 (23.57%) LAN
14 227 (23.26%) ITIL
15 226 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 221 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
17 195 (19.98%) VPN
18 191 (19.57%) SCCM
19 188 (19.26%) Linux
20 173 (17.73%) Windows 7
21 166 (17.01%) MS Exchange
22 161 (16.50%) PowerShell
23 147 (15.06%) Hyper-V
24 137 (14.04%) Windows 10
25 130 (13.32%) SAN
26 128 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
26 128 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
27 121 (12.40%) HP
28 116 (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
1 166 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 74 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (7.48%) Skype for Business
4 71 (7.27%) IIS
5 49 (5.02%) SharePoint
6 45 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 39 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (4.00%) Tomcat
8 38 (3.89%) Apache
9 21 (2.15%) WebSphere
10 20 (2.05%) nginx
11 18 (1.84%) Jetty
11 18 (1.84%) Mongrel
12 16 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (1.23%) JBoss
15 11 (1.13%) Confluence
16 9 (0.92%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 128 (13.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.61%) HipChat
5 5 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.61%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 234 (23.98%) Office 365
2 105 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.95%) Google App Engine
6 19 (1.95%) IaaS
7 17 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.74%) G Suite
8 14 (1.43%) PaaS
9 13 (1.33%) SaaS
10 10 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.51%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.51%) Serverless
13 4 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 897 (91.91%) DNS
2 297 (30.43%) TCP/IP
3 268 (27.46%) Firewall
4 244 (25.00%) WAN
5 230 (23.57%) LAN
6 195 (19.98%) VPN
7 130 (13.32%) SAN
8 109 (11.17%) Wireless
9 100 (10.25%) VLAN
10 76 (7.79%) VoIP
11 73 (7.48%) MPLS
12 65 (6.66%) IPsec
13 63 (6.45%) LDAP
13 63 (6.45%) SSL
14 58 (5.94%) Network Security
15 54 (5.53%) BGP
16 52 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
17 51 (5.23%) Internet
17 51 (5.23%) OSPF
17 51 (5.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.02%) MySQL
4 10 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.31%) MS Access
9 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.66%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.84%) Travis CI
4 15 (1.54%) JIRA
5 7 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.61%) Maven
7 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.51%) git-flow
8 4 (0.41%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.31%) MSI
9 3 (0.31%) Selenium
9 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.20%) Bower
10 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.20%) NuGet
10 2 (0.20%) Toad
10 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 77 (7.89%) Finance
2 45 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.07%) Banking
4 28 (2.87%) Retail
5 18 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.54%) Legal
7 14 (1.43%) Law
8 11 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.92%) Back Office
9 9 (0.92%) Billing
9 9 (0.92%) German Language
9 9 (0.92%) Publishing
10 5 (0.51%) Local Government
10 5 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.41%) Advertising
11 4 (0.41%) Electronics
11 4 (0.41%) French Language
11 4 (0.41%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.31%) Marketing
12 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (13.42%) Analyst
2 130 (13.32%) Network Engineer
3 107 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 86 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 63 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
6 62 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 60 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 57 (5.84%) Desktop Support
9 51 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 48 (4.92%) Support Analyst
11 46 (4.71%) Administrator
12 44 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
13 41 (4.20%) Service Analyst
14 40 (4.10%) Cisco Engineer
14 40 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
15 39 (4.00%) Architect
16 38 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
17 37 (3.79%) IT Support
18 36 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 35 (3.59%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.69%) .NET
2 30 (3.07%) 802.1X
3 24 (2.46%) Web Services
4 19 (1.95%) Servlets
5 18 (1.84%) J2EE
6 13 (1.33%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.72%) Middleware
7 7 (0.72%) Node.js
8 5 (0.51%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.51%) HTML
8 5 (0.51%) JSON
8 5 (0.51%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.41%) LAMP
10 3 (0.31%) RFC 2544
10 3 (0.31%) WAP
10 3 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.25%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.35%) Replication
3 54 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.33%) Clustering
5 46 (4.71%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 27 (2.77%) PKI
8 20 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.64%) iPhone
10 15 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.33%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.23%) NHS
14 11 (1.13%) iPad
15 10 (1.02%) Fat Client
15 10 (1.02%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 8 (0.82%) FMCG
18 7 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 688 (70.49%) Windows
2 354 (36.27%) Windows Server
3 230 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 221 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 188 (19.26%) Linux
6 173 (17.73%) Windows 7
7 137 (14.04%) Windows 10
8 105 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (4.71%) Windows 8
11 40 (4.10%) Unix
12 36 (3.69%) CentOS
13 28 (2.87%) Windows XP
14 27 (2.77%) Apple iOS
15 25 (2.56%) Solaris
16 20 (2.05%) Android
17 14 (1.43%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.13%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.92%) SUSE
19 9 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (23.26%) ITIL
2 95 (9.73%) Migration
3 69 (7.07%) DevOps
4 64 (6.56%) Open Source
5 63 (6.45%) Change Management
6 60 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 57 (5.84%) Configuration Management
7 57 (5.84%) Problem Management
8 54 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (5.02%) Load Balancing
10 45 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
12 42 (4.30%) Incident Management
13 41 (4.20%) Service Management
14 40 (4.10%) Project Management
15 38 (3.89%) Network Management
16 33 (3.38%) Network Design
17 32 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
18 31 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (3.18%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 161 (16.50%) PowerShell
2 85 (8.71%) SQL
3 65 (6.66%) Python
4 44 (4.51%) Bash Shell
5 38 (3.89%) Java
6 24 (2.46%) Perl
7 15 (1.54%) VBScript
8 11 (1.13%) C
9 8 (0.82%) Korn
10 6 (0.61%) Ruby
11 5 (0.51%) Groovy
12 4 (0.41%) C-shell
12 4 (0.41%) Go
12 4 (0.41%) PHP
12 4 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.31%) C#
13 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 128 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (11.89%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 77 (7.89%) MCSE
5 66 (6.76%) CCNP
6 64 (6.56%) Degree
7 58 (5.94%) CCNA
8 54 (5.53%) SC Cleared
9 46 (4.71%) MCSA
10 34 (3.48%) MCP
11 32 (3.28%) MCITP
12 30 (3.07%) CCIE
13 28 (2.87%) DV Cleared
14 26 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (2.05%) MCDST
17 18 (1.84%) DBS Check
18 14 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 13 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.02%) SLA
2 12 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.51%) GDPR
6 4 (0.41%) QA
7 2 (0.20%) GCP
7 2 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.20%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 660 (67.62%) Active Directory
2 226 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (15.06%) Hyper-V
4 116 (11.89%) XenApp
5 105 (10.76%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (6.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 55 (5.64%) vSphere
8 50 (5.12%) XenDesktop
9 35 (3.59%) XenServer
10 28 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (2.36%) Xen
12 20 (2.05%) Docker
13 19 (1.95%) BitLocker
13 19 (1.95%) NFS
14 16 (1.64%) Terminal Services
15 14 (1.43%) Samba
16 13 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (1.23%) ProxySG
18 10 (1.02%) Terminal Server
18 10 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 191 (19.57%) SCCM
2 77 (7.89%) SCOM
3 49 (5.02%) Puppet
4 36 (3.69%) WSUS
5 34 (3.48%) Ansible
6 33 (3.38%) NetBackup
7 30 (3.07%) Backup Exec
8 27 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
8 27 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (2.05%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.74%) AirWatch
11 15 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.43%) Nagios
12 14 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (1.23%) WMI
15 11 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
17 9 (0.92%) Kubernetes
18 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 420 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 390 (39.96%) VMware
3 315 (32.27%) Cisco
4 262 (26.84%) Citrix
5 121 (12.40%) HP
6 78 (7.99%) Juniper
7 66 (6.76%) CheckPoint
8 61 (6.25%) NetApp
9 56 (5.74%) Dell
10 53 (5.43%) Red Hat
11 48 (4.92%) SolarWinds
12 44 (4.51%) Apple
12 44 (4.51%) Google
13 40 (4.10%) McAfee
14 38 (3.89%) F5
15 37 (3.79%) Oracle
15 37 (3.79%) Veeam
16 34 (3.48%) Symantec
17 29 (2.97%) Meraki
18 26 (2.66%) Palo Alto