Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 215 202
Rank change year-on-year -41 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing DHCP 907 1232 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.25% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.13% 8.00% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 793 735
England median daily rate £325 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £141 £175 £170
90th Percentile £488 £493 £500
UK median daily rate £315 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -3.08% -1.52% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 110 115
England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +55.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £12.05 £16.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.38 £41.35
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -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 12718 15406 14656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.94% 15.61% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7785 9468 8502
England median daily rate £405 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 750 962
England median hourly rate £18.50 £23.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +16.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -43 311 £339 -10.97% 68
South East +19 247 £334 -1.11% 50
North of England -71 134 £288 +0.88% 36
Midlands +48 86 £350 +3.32% 27
North West +6 82 £303 -24.42% 21
South West -25 68 £275 -15.38% 11
East of England -7 62 £238 -26.92% 18
West Midlands +41 57 £370 +12.12% 16
North East -44 33 £270 +3.85% 5
East Midlands +3 29 £288 -28.13% 10
Yorkshire -16 19 £320 -26.86% 10
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 830 (91.51%) DNS
2 645 (71.11%) Windows
3 625 (68.91%) Active Directory
4 395 (43.55%) Microsoft
5 366 (40.35%) VMware
6 341 (37.60%) Windows Server
7 276 (30.43%) TCP/IP
8 256 (28.22%) Cisco
9 247 (27.23%) Firewall
10 218 (24.04%) WAN
11 217 (23.93%) LAN
12 210 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 208 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 207 (22.82%) Citrix
15 205 (22.60%) ITIL
16 201 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 200 (22.05%) Office 365
18 182 (20.07%) VPN
19 169 (18.63%) Linux
20 165 (18.19%) MS Exchange
21 152 (16.76%) SCCM
22 150 (16.54%) PowerShell
23 138 (15.21%) Windows 7
24 131 (14.44%) Hyper-V
25 128 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
26 118 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
27 116 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
28 114 (12.57%) SQL Server
29 107 (11.80%) SAN
29 107 (11.80%) Windows 10

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
1 165 (18.19%) MS Exchange
2 85 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 85 (9.37%) IIS
3 55 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 49 (5.40%) Skype for Business
5 43 (4.74%) Tomcat
6 42 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 36 (3.97%) Apache
9 18 (1.98%) OpenStack
10 15 (1.65%) nginx
10 15 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.54%) Jetty
11 14 (1.54%) Mongrel
12 13 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (1.43%) JBoss
12 13 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 116 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.66%) HipChat
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 200 (22.05%) Office 365
2 93 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.76%) IaaS
6 15 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.54%) Google App Engine
8 12 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.32%) G Suite
9 11 (1.21%) PaaS
9 11 (1.21%) SaaS
10 8 (0.88%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 830 (91.51%) DNS
2 276 (30.43%) TCP/IP
3 247 (27.23%) Firewall
4 218 (24.04%) WAN
5 217 (23.93%) LAN
6 182 (20.07%) VPN
7 107 (11.80%) SAN
8 94 (10.36%) Wireless
9 92 (10.14%) VLAN
10 80 (8.82%) MPLS
11 70 (7.72%) LDAP
12 64 (7.06%) VoIP
13 54 (5.95%) Network Security
14 52 (5.73%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (5.29%) IPsec
17 46 (5.07%) Remote Desktop
18 45 (4.96%) Cisco Nexus
19 39 (4.30%) NAS
20 37 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.21%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.88%) MS Access
6 8 (0.88%) MySQL
6 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.22%) GIS
9 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.43%) Travis CI
4 8 (0.88%) JIRA
5 6 (0.66%) Maven
6 5 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.55%) git-flow
6 5 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.33%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.33%) Toad
7 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.22%) MSI
8 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 88 (9.70%) Finance
2 34 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.42%) Banking
4 20 (2.21%) Retail
5 19 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.65%) Back Office
6 15 (1.65%) Legal
7 13 (1.43%) Law
8 10 (1.10%) Billing
8 10 (1.10%) Publishing
9 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.88%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.77%) German Language
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.55%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.33%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) Military
13 3 (0.33%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (14.77%) Analyst
2 94 (10.36%) Support Engineer
3 92 (10.14%) Network Engineer
4 79 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 59 (6.50%) Desktop Support
7 56 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
8 54 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 54 (5.95%) Support Analyst
9 49 (5.40%) Administrator
10 48 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 37 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
12 35 (3.86%) Active Directory Engineer
12 35 (3.86%) Consultant
12 35 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
12 35 (3.86%) IT Support
13 34 (3.75%) Cisco Engineer
14 33 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.64%) Service Analyst
14 33 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.53%) .NET
2 28 (3.09%) 802.1X
3 22 (2.43%) Web Services
4 14 (1.54%) J2EE
4 14 (1.54%) Servlets
5 10 (1.10%) HTML
6 7 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.66%) jQuery
7 6 (0.66%) Middleware
7 6 (0.66%) Node.js
8 5 (0.55%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.55%) JSON
8 5 (0.55%) XML
9 3 (0.33%) LAMP
9 3 (0.33%) RFC 2544
9 3 (0.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.22%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.22%) RESTful
10 2 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.40%) Replication
4 44 (4.85%) Clustering
5 31 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.42%) PKI
6 30 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (2.65%) Blackberry
9 20 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.65%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.54%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.43%) iPhone
13 10 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.10%) NHS
14 9 (0.99%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.99%) iPad
14 9 (0.99%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.77%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 645 (71.11%) Windows
2 341 (37.60%) Windows Server
3 208 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 201 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 169 (18.63%) Linux
6 138 (15.21%) Windows 7
7 118 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 107 (11.80%) Windows 10
9 58 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (5.95%) Unix
11 43 (4.74%) Windows 8
12 30 (3.31%) CentOS
13 28 (3.09%) Solaris
14 27 (2.98%) Windows XP
15 23 (2.54%) Android
16 22 (2.43%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.99%) SUSE
18 8 (0.88%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (22.60%) ITIL
2 85 (9.37%) Migration
3 69 (7.61%) DevOps
4 62 (6.84%) Configuration Management
5 59 (6.50%) Problem Management
6 56 (6.17%) Change Management
7 51 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (5.51%) Service Delivery
9 49 (5.40%) Open Source
10 46 (5.07%) Project Management
11 39 (4.30%) Incident Management
12 38 (4.19%) Network Management
12 38 (4.19%) Service Management
13 37 (4.08%) Network Design
14 36 (3.97%) Mobile Device Management
15 33 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (3.42%) High Availability
16 31 (3.42%) Load Balancing
17 25 (2.76%) Service Design
18 22 (2.43%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 150 (16.54%) PowerShell
2 82 (9.04%) SQL
3 54 (5.95%) Python
4 39 (4.30%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.42%) Perl
6 28 (3.09%) Java
7 18 (1.98%) VBScript
8 12 (1.32%) Korn
9 11 (1.21%) VB
10 8 (0.88%) C
10 8 (0.88%) C#
11 7 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.77%) Ruby
12 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.55%) Delphi
13 5 (0.55%) Groovy
13 5 (0.55%) PHP
14 4 (0.44%) C-shell
15 3 (0.33%) Go
16 2 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 128 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (11.47%) Security Cleared
3 100 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (7.83%) MCSE
5 70 (7.72%) Degree
6 66 (7.28%) SC Cleared
7 63 (6.95%) CCNP
8 56 (6.17%) CCNA
9 40 (4.41%) MCSA
10 34 (3.75%) MCP
11 30 (3.31%) MCITP
12 22 (2.43%) CCIE
13 21 (2.32%) DV Cleared
14 19 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.87%) DBS Check
16 16 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (1.76%) MCDST
17 15 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.96%) SLA
2 15 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.77%) QA
6 4 (0.44%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 625 (68.91%) Active Directory
2 210 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (14.44%) Hyper-V
4 88 (9.70%) XenApp
5 84 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (5.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 40 (4.41%) vSphere
8 39 (4.30%) XenDesktop
9 29 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.65%) XenServer
11 17 (1.87%) Xen
12 15 (1.65%) Docker
13 13 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (1.32%) NFS
14 12 (1.32%) ProxySG
14 12 (1.32%) Samba
15 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.88%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.77%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 152 (16.76%) SCCM
2 61 (6.73%) SCOM
3 52 (5.73%) Puppet
4 49 (5.40%) NetBackup
5 42 (4.63%) WSUS
6 41 (4.52%) Ansible
7 24 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (2.43%) Backup Exec
9 20 (2.21%) AirWatch
10 16 (1.76%) Nagios
11 15 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.54%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (0.99%) Kubernetes
14 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
16 6 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 395 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 366 (40.35%) VMware
3 256 (28.22%) Cisco
4 207 (22.82%) Citrix
5 103 (11.36%) HP
6 66 (7.28%) Juniper
7 61 (6.73%) Red Hat
8 58 (6.39%) Dell
9 55 (6.06%) Oracle
10 52 (5.73%) CheckPoint
11 42 (4.63%) NetApp
12 38 (4.19%) Apple
12 38 (4.19%) SolarWinds
13 35 (3.86%) Symantec
14 34 (3.75%) F5
15 33 (3.64%) Veeam
16 32 (3.53%) Google
17 29 (3.20%) Meraki
18 27 (2.98%) IBM
18 27 (2.98%) Palo Alto