Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 250 252
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -43
Contract jobs citing DHCP 933 922 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.04% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 7.05% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 574 600
England median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £141 £163 £185
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 90
England median hourly rate £17.00 £27.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.91% +30.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.95 £15.75 £11.23
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £25.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -35.92% +25.61% +2.50%

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 12,335 13,083 13,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 14.70% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,687 8,012 8,184
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 692 763
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.21
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -16 392 £373 -3.87% 121
South East +7 202 £375 +7.14% 75
North of England -36 124 £280 -14.50% 75
Midlands +30 87 £265 -30.26% 44
East of England +8 69 £300 -9.43% 41
West Midlands +30 61 £265 -37.65% 25
South West 0 60 £311 +18.01% 29
North East +12 54 £285 -8.06% 8
North West -8 49 £243 -30.71% 34
East Midlands -6 26 £265 -19.70% 19
Yorkshire -42 21 £256 -30.51% 33
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 872 (93.46%) DNS
2 642 (68.81%) Windows
3 624 (66.88%) Active Directory
4 393 (42.12%) Microsoft
5 382 (40.94%) VMware
6 344 (36.87%) Windows Server
7 303 (32.48%) Cisco
8 287 (30.76%) Citrix
9 264 (28.30%) TCP/IP
10 253 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 242 (25.94%) ITIL
12 239 (25.62%) Firewall
13 233 (24.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 218 (23.37%) WAN
15 215 (23.04%) Office 365
16 213 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 210 (22.51%) LAN
18 189 (20.26%) SCCM
19 181 (19.40%) VPN
20 180 (19.29%) Linux
20 180 (19.29%) PowerShell
21 179 (19.19%) Windows 7
22 154 (16.51%) SAN
23 144 (15.43%) MS Exchange
24 142 (15.22%) Hyper-V
25 140 (15.01%) Windows 10
26 135 (14.47%) HP
27 133 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
27 133 (14.26%) XenApp
28 124 (13.29%) Data Centre

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
1 144 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 74 (7.93%) Skype for Business
3 69 (7.40%) IIS
4 51 (5.47%) SharePoint
5 45 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (3.22%) Apache
7 30 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (2.68%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.39%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.18%) nginx
11 10 (1.07%) Jetty
11 10 (1.07%) Mongrel
12 9 (0.96%) Confluence
13 8 (0.86%) JBoss
14 7 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 133 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) HipChat
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.54%) RMDS
3 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 215 (23.04%) Office 365
2 107 (11.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.32%) IaaS
5 19 (2.04%) PaaS
6 17 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (1.61%) G Suite
8 11 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.18%) Google App Engine
9 10 (1.07%) SaaS
10 8 (0.86%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.75%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.75%) Serverless
12 4 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.43%) Route 53
12 4 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 872 (93.46%) DNS
2 264 (28.30%) TCP/IP
3 239 (25.62%) Firewall
4 218 (23.37%) WAN
5 210 (22.51%) LAN
6 181 (19.40%) VPN
7 154 (16.51%) SAN
8 99 (10.61%) Wireless
9 97 (10.40%) VLAN
10 82 (8.79%) SSL
11 78 (8.36%) VoIP
12 74 (7.93%) IPsec
13 68 (7.29%) MPLS
14 59 (6.32%) BGP
15 57 (6.11%) Internet
16 55 (5.89%) NetScaler
16 55 (5.89%) OSPF
17 53 (5.68%) Skype
18 50 (5.36%) Network Security
19 48 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.00%) MySQL
3 23 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.25%) RDBMS
5 17 (1.82%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.32%) Big Data
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.21%) MS Access
13 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 28 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.57%) Travis CI
4 18 (1.93%) JIRA
5 8 (0.86%) Maven
6 7 (0.75%) Selenium
6 7 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.64%) MSI
8 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.54%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.54%) git-flow
8 5 (0.54%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.43%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.32%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.21%) NuGet
11 2 (0.21%) Subversion
11 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (7.50%) Finance
2 43 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.68%) Banking
4 18 (1.93%) Retail
5 17 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.96%) Legal
8 8 (0.86%) Billing
9 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.75%) Local Government
9 7 (0.75%) Publishing
10 6 (0.64%) German Language
10 6 (0.64%) Law
10 6 (0.64%) Music Industry
11 5 (0.54%) Back Office
11 5 (0.54%) Electronics
11 5 (0.54%) French Language
12 4 (0.43%) Advertising
13 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 125 (13.40%) Analyst
2 118 (12.65%) Network Engineer
3 103 (11.04%) Support Engineer
4 89 (9.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 49 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
8 45 (4.82%) Desktop Support
9 42 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 41 (4.39%) Service Analyst
11 40 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 40 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
12 39 (4.18%) Architect
12 39 (4.18%) Cisco Engineer
13 38 (4.07%) Support Analyst
14 34 (3.64%) Consultant
15 30 (3.22%) Active Directory Engineer
15 30 (3.22%) IT Support
15 30 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (3.22%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.82%) LDAP
2 36 (3.86%) 802.1X
3 24 (2.57%) Web Services
4 22 (2.36%) .NET
5 14 (1.50%) Regular Expression
6 11 (1.18%) Servlets
7 10 (1.07%) J2EE
8 9 (0.96%) HTML
8 9 (0.96%) JSON
9 6 (0.64%) HTML5
9 6 (0.64%) Middleware
10 5 (0.54%) Node.js
10 5 (0.54%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.54%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.32%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.32%) LAMP
12 3 (0.32%) WAP
12 3 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 72 (7.72%) Clustering
3 63 (6.75%) Replication
4 55 (5.89%) Management Information System
5 54 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (3.43%) PKI
7 29 (3.11%) Blackberry
8 25 (2.68%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.07%) NHS
10 10 (1.07%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.96%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.86%) iPhone
12 8 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 642 (68.81%) Windows
2 344 (36.87%) Windows Server
3 233 (24.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 213 (22.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (19.29%) Linux
6 179 (19.19%) Windows 7
7 140 (15.01%) Windows 10
8 85 (9.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (4.39%) Unix
11 37 (3.97%) Windows 8
12 36 (3.86%) CentOS
13 35 (3.75%) Apple iOS
14 30 (3.22%) Android
15 24 (2.57%) Windows XP
16 21 (2.25%) Solaris
16 21 (2.25%) Windows Vista
17 16 (1.71%) Mac OS X
18 15 (1.61%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.75%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (25.94%) ITIL
2 92 (9.86%) Migration
3 75 (8.04%) DevOps
4 73 (7.82%) Service Delivery
5 71 (7.61%) Open Source
6 64 (6.86%) Change Management
7 62 (6.65%) Configuration Management
8 59 (6.32%) Load Balancing
9 56 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 49 (5.25%) Problem Management
12 46 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
13 45 (4.82%) Incident Management
14 44 (4.72%) High Availability
14 44 (4.72%) Project Management
15 42 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (4.18%) Network Management
17 35 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
18 33 (3.54%) Business Continuity
19 31 (3.32%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (19.29%) PowerShell
2 100 (10.72%) SQL
3 68 (7.29%) Python
4 50 (5.36%) Java
5 41 (4.39%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.93%) Perl
7 15 (1.61%) C
7 15 (1.61%) VBScript
8 13 (1.39%) Ruby
9 8 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.64%) VB
11 5 (0.54%) Go
11 5 (0.54%) Groovy
11 5 (0.54%) PHP
12 4 (0.43%) Korn
12 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.11%) C#
13 1 (0.11%) C++
13 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 123 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (12.86%) Security Cleared
3 117 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (8.68%) MCSE
5 70 (7.50%) CCNP
6 66 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 63 (6.75%) Degree
8 57 (6.11%) CCNA
9 52 (5.57%) MCSA
10 38 (4.07%) DV Cleared
10 38 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (3.54%) MCP
12 30 (3.22%) CCIE
13 23 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (2.36%) DBS Check
14 22 (2.36%) MCITP
15 18 (1.93%) MCDST
16 15 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (1.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.00%) SLA
2 12 (1.29%) QA
3 10 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.64%) GDPR
6 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.32%) PMO
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 9001
System Software
1 624 (66.88%) Active Directory
2 253 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (15.22%) Hyper-V
4 133 (14.26%) XenApp
5 89 (9.54%) VMware ESXi
6 82 (8.79%) vSphere
7 56 (6.00%) XenDesktop
8 51 (5.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (3.00%) XenServer
11 27 (2.89%) Docker
12 25 (2.68%) DFS Replication
13 21 (2.25%) Terminal Services
14 18 (1.93%) BitLocker
15 16 (1.71%) VMware NSX
16 15 (1.61%) Samba
16 15 (1.61%) Xen
17 12 (1.29%) NFS
18 11 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
19 9 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 189 (20.26%) SCCM
2 85 (9.11%) SCOM
3 53 (5.68%) Puppet
4 50 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (4.07%) Ansible
6 34 (3.64%) WSUS
7 33 (3.54%) Backup Exec
8 28 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
9 26 (2.79%) NetBackup
10 24 (2.57%) vCenter Server
11 21 (2.25%) AirWatch
12 19 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
15 13 (1.39%) Nagios
16 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
16 12 (1.29%) WMI
17 11 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
17 11 (1.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 393 (42.12%) Microsoft
2 382 (40.94%) VMware
3 303 (32.48%) Cisco
4 287 (30.76%) Citrix
5 135 (14.47%) HP
6 64 (6.86%) Juniper
7 61 (6.54%) Dell
8 60 (6.43%) CheckPoint
9 57 (6.11%) NetApp
10 54 (5.79%) SolarWinds
11 53 (5.68%) Apple
11 53 (5.68%) Ivanti
12 50 (5.36%) McAfee
13 41 (4.39%) F5
14 38 (4.07%) Red Hat
15 33 (3.54%) Symantec
16 32 (3.43%) Google
17 29 (3.11%) EMC
17 29 (3.11%) IBM
18 28 (3.00%) Veeam