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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 189 205
Rank change year-on-year -56 +16  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 420 695 609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.40% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 8.82% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 422 349
Median daily rate £325 £315 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 47
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +30.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £18.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +33.33%  

DHCP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5883 7880 7535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.67% 15.91% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 4892 4304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 351 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DHCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 146 £325 -13.33% 76
South East -11 82 £330 -5.71% 40
North West +19 47 £350 -9.61% 21
South West -14 34 £325 - 10
East of England +3 31 £206 -34.52% 21
West Midlands +26 24 £388 +14.81% 19
Yorkshire +9 21 £325 -27.77% 17
East Midlands -7 20 £285 -28.75% 4
North East -26 15 £198 -24.40% 4
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 727 (92.14%) DNS
2 542 (68.69%) Windows
3 499 (63.24%) Active Directory
4 306 (38.78%) Microsoft
5 295 (37.39%) Windows Server
6 292 (37.01%) VMware
7 259 (32.83%) Cisco
8 237 (30.04%) TCP/IP
9 220 (27.88%) Firewall
10 215 (27.25%) LAN
11 198 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 194 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 187 (23.70%) WAN
14 182 (23.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 165 (20.91%) Security Cleared
16 161 (20.41%) ITIL
17 148 (18.76%) VPN
18 146 (18.50%) Office 365
19 144 (18.25%) Citrix
20 137 (17.36%) Linux
21 134 (16.98%) SQL Server
22 133 (16.86%) MS Exchange
23 128 (16.22%) SCCM
24 124 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
25 119 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
25 119 (15.08%) Hyper-V
26 116 (14.70%) PowerShell
27 114 (14.45%) Windows 7
28 108 (13.69%) SC Cleared
29 106 (13.43%) SQL

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
1 133 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 97 (12.29%) IIS
3 72 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (8.87%) SharePoint
5 68 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (5.45%) Skype for Business
7 35 (4.44%) Apache
7 35 (4.44%) Tomcat
8 27 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (2.15%) Jetty
10 17 (2.15%) Mongrel
10 17 (2.15%) nginx
10 17 (2.15%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.65%) JBoss
12 12 (1.52%) OpenStack
13 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 106 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.51%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.25%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.25%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 146 (18.50%) Office 365
2 72 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (2.15%) Google App Engine
5 17 (2.15%) IaaS
6 11 (1.39%) SaaS
7 10 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.76%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.76%) PaaS
9 6 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.51%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.13%) Boomi
13 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 727 (92.14%) DNS
2 237 (30.04%) TCP/IP
3 220 (27.88%) Firewall
4 215 (27.25%) LAN
5 187 (23.70%) WAN
6 148 (18.76%) VPN
7 89 (11.28%) SAN
8 88 (11.15%) Wireless
9 72 (9.13%) MPLS
10 68 (8.62%) VLAN
11 60 (7.60%) Network Security
12 56 (7.10%) VoIP
13 53 (6.72%) Internet
14 51 (6.46%) IPsec
15 48 (6.08%) Cisco IOS
16 47 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (5.96%) SSL
17 43 (5.45%) OSPF
18 41 (5.20%) Cisco Nexus
19 40 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.65%) MS Access
5 13 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (1.14%) MySQL
8 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.03%) Travis CI
3 15 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.63%) JIRA
7 4 (0.51%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.38%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.25%) Toad
9 2 (0.25%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.13%) MSI
10 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 75 (9.51%) Finance
2 31 (3.93%) Banking
3 30 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.66%) Back Office
6 15 (1.90%) Retail
7 6 (0.76%) Billing
8 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.63%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.51%) Japanese Language
9 4 (0.51%) Law
9 4 (0.51%) Marketing
10 3 (0.38%) Electronics
10 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.38%) Publishing
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Automotive
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 121 (15.34%) Analyst
2 82 (10.39%) Support Engineer
3 75 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 70 (8.87%) Network Engineer
5 54 (6.84%) Consultant
6 53 (6.72%) Architect
7 45 (5.70%) Desktop Support
8 44 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (4.82%) Support Analyst
11 37 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 33 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
13 32 (4.06%) IT Support
14 29 (3.68%) Server Engineer
15 25 (3.17%) Administrator
15 25 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.17%) Service Analyst
15 25 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
16 24 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 23 (2.92%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.80%) .NET
2 26 (3.30%) 802.1X
3 16 (2.03%) J2EE
3 16 (2.03%) Servlets
4 11 (1.39%) Web Services
5 9 (1.14%) HTML
6 6 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.63%) ADSI
7 5 (0.63%) jQuery
7 5 (0.63%) XML
8 4 (0.51%) Middleware
9 3 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.38%) LAMP
10 2 (0.25%) JSON
10 2 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.25%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.25%) SAML
10 2 (0.25%) WAP
10 2 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.10%) Clustering
3 51 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.20%) PKI
5 32 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.92%) Replication
6 23 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (2.28%) Fat Client
7 18 (2.28%) Thin Client
8 17 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.77%) EPoS
11 13 (1.65%) NHS
12 12 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.39%) Blackberry
13 11 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.27%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 542 (68.69%) Windows
2 295 (37.39%) Windows Server
3 198 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 182 (23.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (17.36%) Linux
6 124 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (14.45%) Windows 7
8 92 (11.66%) Windows 10
9 72 (9.13%) Unix
10 49 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (4.31%) Windows 8
12 33 (4.18%) Solaris
13 32 (4.06%) CentOS
14 30 (3.80%) Windows XP
15 26 (3.30%) Android
16 19 (2.41%) Apple iOS
17 18 (2.28%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
19 9 (1.14%) SUSE
20 8 (1.01%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (20.41%) ITIL
2 91 (11.53%) Migration
3 72 (9.13%) DevOps
4 69 (8.75%) Configuration Management
5 57 (7.22%) Change Management
6 47 (5.96%) Load Balancing
7 40 (5.07%) Incident Management
8 39 (4.94%) Problem Management
9 35 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 34 (4.31%) High Availability
11 33 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
11 33 (4.18%) Project Management
12 31 (3.93%) Network Management
12 31 (3.93%) Open Source
13 30 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (3.55%) Virtual Environments
15 26 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (3.30%) Network Design
16 24 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
17 19 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 116 (14.70%) PowerShell
2 106 (13.43%) SQL
3 34 (4.31%) Perl
3 34 (4.31%) Python
4 33 (4.18%) Java
5 25 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 18 (2.28%) C
7 17 (2.15%) VBScript
8 13 (1.65%) VB
9 12 (1.52%) Korn
10 11 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.01%) PHP
12 6 (0.76%) C#
12 6 (0.76%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.76%) Ruby
13 5 (0.63%) Delphi
13 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.51%) C++
15 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 165 (20.91%) Security Cleared
2 119 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
3 108 (13.69%) SC Cleared
4 84 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 72 (9.13%) CCNP
6 70 (8.87%) CCNA
7 48 (6.08%) Degree
8 43 (5.45%) MCSE
9 29 (3.68%) DV Cleared
10 28 (3.55%) CCIE
11 26 (3.30%) MCSA
12 23 (2.92%) MCITP
13 20 (2.53%) MCP
14 18 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.52%) CISSP
15 12 (1.52%) DBS Check
16 10 (1.27%) JNCIA
16 10 (1.27%) MCTS
17 9 (1.14%) JNCIP
18 8 (1.01%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.32%) SLA
2 11 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.14%) QA
4 8 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.89%) PMO
6 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.38%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 499 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 194 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (15.08%) Hyper-V
4 54 (6.84%) XenApp
5 42 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (4.31%) vSphere
7 22 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (2.41%) Xen
9 18 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.77%) ISA Server
11 14 (1.77%) NFS
12 13 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.52%) UAG
14 11 (1.39%) BitLocker
15 9 (1.14%) Firmware
15 9 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (1.01%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 128 (16.22%) SCCM
2 58 (7.35%) Puppet
3 47 (5.96%) WSUS
4 45 (5.70%) NetBackup
5 38 (4.82%) SCOM
6 37 (4.69%) Ansible
7 29 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (3.30%) Nagios
9 22 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
10 16 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (2.03%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.90%) AirWatch
12 14 (1.77%) vCenter Server
13 13 (1.65%) Backup Exec
13 13 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
15 9 (1.14%) Salt
15 9 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 306 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 292 (37.01%) VMware
3 259 (32.83%) Cisco
4 144 (18.25%) Citrix
5 104 (13.18%) HP
6 66 (8.37%) CheckPoint
6 66 (8.37%) Dell
7 59 (7.48%) Red Hat
8 55 (6.97%) Oracle
9 51 (6.46%) Juniper
10 48 (6.08%) F5
11 42 (5.32%) NetApp
12 39 (4.94%) Apple
13 37 (4.69%) IBM
14 33 (4.18%) Infoblox
15 31 (3.93%) Symantec
16 30 (3.80%) EMC
17 28 (3.55%) Veeam
18 27 (3.42%) SolarWinds
19 23 (2.92%) Google
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