Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 211 206
Rank change year-on-year -39 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing DHCP 926 1248 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.27% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 8.10% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 804 737
England median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +5.47%
10th Percentile £142 £175 £170
90th Percentile £478 £493 £500
UK median daily rate £315 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -3.08% -1.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 109 116
England median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +55.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.05 £41.13
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 12680 15402 14767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.88% 15.65% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7767 9460 8568
England median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 754 967
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +14.59% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.95% +18.75% +0.23%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -13 324 £340 -10.64% 43
South East +20 251 £345 +2.22% 34
North of England -83 131 £289 +1.32% 32
Midlands +51 88 £350 +2.94% 15
North West -2 81 £300 -25.00% 13
South West -16 67 £275 -15.38% 3
East of England -4 66 £225 -30.77% 10
West Midlands +35 58 £365 +10.61% 10
North East -46 31 £270 +3.85% 6
East Midlands +6 30 £288 -28.13% 5
Yorkshire -11 19 £320 -24.71% 13
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 850 (91.79%) DNS
2 661 (71.38%) Windows
3 638 (68.90%) Active Directory
4 399 (43.09%) Microsoft
5 368 (39.74%) VMware
6 347 (37.47%) Windows Server
7 281 (30.35%) TCP/IP
8 263 (28.40%) Cisco
9 249 (26.89%) Firewall
10 222 (23.97%) WAN
11 219 (23.65%) Citrix
12 218 (23.54%) LAN
13 215 (23.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 213 (23.00%) ITIL
15 212 (22.89%) Office 365
16 211 (22.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 209 (22.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 183 (19.76%) VPN
19 177 (19.11%) Linux
20 166 (17.93%) MS Exchange
21 163 (17.60%) SCCM
22 157 (16.95%) PowerShell
23 145 (15.66%) Windows 7
24 136 (14.69%) Hyper-V
25 133 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
26 125 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
27 115 (12.42%) SQL Server
27 115 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
28 111 (11.99%) SAN
29 110 (11.88%) 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
1 166 (17.93%) MS Exchange
2 84 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (8.96%) IIS
4 54 (5.83%) SharePoint
5 50 (5.40%) Skype for Business
6 41 (4.43%) Tomcat
7 39 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (3.89%) Apache
10 17 (1.84%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.73%) nginx
12 15 (1.62%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.51%) Jetty
13 14 (1.51%) Mongrel
14 13 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (1.40%) JBoss
14 13 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 125 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.65%) HipChat
5 3 (0.32%) 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 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.65%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 212 (22.89%) Office 365
2 92 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.73%) IaaS
6 15 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.51%) Google App Engine
8 13 (1.40%) G Suite
9 12 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.30%) PaaS
9 12 (1.30%) SaaS
10 8 (0.86%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 850 (91.79%) DNS
2 281 (30.35%) TCP/IP
3 249 (26.89%) Firewall
4 222 (23.97%) WAN
5 218 (23.54%) LAN
6 183 (19.76%) VPN
7 111 (11.99%) SAN
8 96 (10.37%) Wireless
9 92 (9.94%) VLAN
10 80 (8.64%) MPLS
11 69 (7.45%) LDAP
12 65 (7.02%) VoIP
13 57 (6.16%) Network Security
14 52 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (4.97%) IPsec
16 46 (4.97%) Remote Desktop
17 43 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
18 42 (4.54%) Internet
19 41 (4.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.86%) MS Access
6 8 (0.86%) MySQL
6 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (0.22%) GIS
10 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 30 (3.24%) Jenkins
2 22 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.40%) Travis CI
4 9 (0.97%) JIRA
5 6 (0.65%) Maven
6 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.54%) git-flow
6 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.32%) Toad
7 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.22%) MSI
8 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 87 (9.40%) Finance
2 35 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.35%) Banking
4 26 (2.81%) Retail
5 19 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.62%) Back Office
6 15 (1.62%) Legal
7 13 (1.40%) Law
8 10 (1.08%) Billing
8 10 (1.08%) Publishing
9 8 (0.86%) German Language
9 8 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.86%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.54%) Local Government
11 4 (0.43%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.32%) French Language
12 3 (0.32%) Military
12 3 (0.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (14.58%) Analyst
2 99 (10.69%) Network Engineer
3 94 (10.15%) Support Engineer
4 80 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 59 (6.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 58 (6.26%) Desktop Support
7 57 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 56 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
9 55 (5.94%) Support Analyst
10 51 (5.51%) Administrator
11 48 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
12 39 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
13 36 (3.89%) IT Support
14 35 (3.78%) Consultant
15 34 (3.67%) Active Directory Engineer
15 34 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
15 34 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
15 34 (3.67%) Service Analyst
15 34 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
16 33 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.35%) .NET
2 26 (2.81%) 802.1X
3 22 (2.38%) Web Services
4 14 (1.51%) J2EE
4 14 (1.51%) Servlets
5 10 (1.08%) HTML
6 7 (0.76%) Node.js
7 6 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.65%) jQuery
7 6 (0.65%) Middleware
7 6 (0.65%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.54%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.54%) JSON
8 5 (0.54%) XML
9 3 (0.32%) LAMP
9 3 (0.32%) RFC 2544
9 3 (0.32%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.22%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.51%) Replication
4 45 (4.86%) Clustering
5 32 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 30 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 30 (3.24%) PKI
7 26 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
8 24 (2.59%) Blackberry
9 20 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.62%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.40%) iPhone
12 12 (1.30%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.08%) NHS
13 10 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.97%) iPad
15 8 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 661 (71.38%) Windows
2 347 (37.47%) Windows Server
3 211 (22.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 209 (22.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (19.11%) Linux
6 145 (15.66%) Windows 7
7 115 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 110 (11.88%) Windows 10
9 65 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 55 (5.94%) Unix
11 42 (4.54%) Windows 8
12 37 (4.00%) CentOS
13 29 (3.13%) Windows XP
14 28 (3.02%) Solaris
15 26 (2.81%) Apple iOS
16 23 (2.48%) Android
17 11 (1.19%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.97%) Mac OS
18 9 (0.97%) SUSE
18 9 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (23.00%) ITIL
2 85 (9.18%) Migration
3 69 (7.45%) DevOps
4 61 (6.59%) Configuration Management
5 60 (6.48%) Change Management
5 60 (6.48%) Problem Management
6 53 (5.72%) Service Delivery
7 51 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (5.29%) Open Source
9 46 (4.97%) Project Management
10 39 (4.21%) Incident Management
10 39 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
11 38 (4.10%) Network Design
11 38 (4.10%) Network Management
11 38 (4.10%) Service Management
12 37 (4.00%) Load Balancing
13 32 (3.46%) High Availability
14 31 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (2.70%) Service Design
16 23 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 157 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 82 (8.86%) SQL
3 56 (6.05%) Python
4 39 (4.21%) Bash Shell
5 30 (3.24%) Perl
6 28 (3.02%) Java
7 19 (2.05%) VBScript
8 12 (1.30%) Korn
9 10 (1.08%) VB
10 8 (0.86%) C#
11 7 (0.76%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.65%) C
12 6 (0.65%) PHP
12 6 (0.65%) Ruby
12 6 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.54%) Delphi
13 5 (0.54%) Groovy
14 4 (0.43%) C-shell
15 3 (0.32%) Go
16 2 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 133 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (11.23%) Security Cleared
3 99 (10.69%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (8.21%) MCSE
5 72 (7.78%) Degree
6 66 (7.13%) SC Cleared
7 61 (6.59%) CCNP
8 56 (6.05%) CCNA
9 43 (4.64%) MCSA
10 35 (3.78%) MCP
11 31 (3.35%) MCITP
12 22 (2.38%) CCIE
13 21 (2.27%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.84%) DBS Check
15 17 (1.84%) MCDST
16 16 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.86%) SLA
2 15 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.54%) QA
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 638 (68.90%) Active Directory
2 215 (23.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (14.69%) Hyper-V
4 94 (10.15%) XenApp
5 87 (9.40%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (5.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 42 (4.54%) vSphere
8 40 (4.32%) XenDesktop
9 30 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.59%) XenServer
11 16 (1.73%) Xen
12 15 (1.62%) Docker
13 12 (1.30%) NFS
13 12 (1.30%) ProxySG
13 12 (1.30%) Samba
14 11 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.97%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.76%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 163 (17.60%) SCCM
2 67 (7.24%) SCOM
3 51 (5.51%) Puppet
4 49 (5.29%) NetBackup
5 41 (4.43%) Ansible
5 41 (4.43%) WSUS
6 24 (2.59%) Backup Exec
6 24 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (2.05%) AirWatch
8 16 (1.73%) Nagios
9 15 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.51%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
13 9 (0.97%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 6 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 399 (43.09%) Microsoft
2 368 (39.74%) VMware
3 263 (28.40%) Cisco
4 219 (23.65%) Citrix
5 105 (11.34%) HP
6 67 (7.24%) Juniper
7 64 (6.91%) Dell
8 61 (6.59%) Red Hat
9 56 (6.05%) CheckPoint
10 54 (5.83%) Oracle
11 44 (4.75%) NetApp
12 39 (4.21%) Apple
12 39 (4.21%) SolarWinds
13 36 (3.89%) Symantec
14 35 (3.78%) F5
15 34 (3.67%) Veeam
16 33 (3.56%) Google
17 30 (3.24%) Meraki
18 27 (2.92%) IBM
18 27 (2.92%) Palo Alto