Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 263 209
Rank change year-on-year +15 -54 -5
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,016 871 1,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.99% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 7.19% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 540 832
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £150 £145 £181
90th Percentile £550 £476 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +4.84% -4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 67 112
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.85 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.85% -18.39% +36.59%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.41 £14.05
90th Percentile £55.37 £50.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £23.43 £28.00
% change year-on-year -24.76% -16.34% +40.00%

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 12,579 12,112 15,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.48% 13.73% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,301 9,506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 671 695
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +63 451 £375 +15.38% 102
South East -9 195 £325 +0.78% 67
North of England -1 180 £315 +3.28% 68
East of England +8 88 £395 +58.00% 34
North West -16 73 £355 +1.43% 35
North East +30 72 £285 +7.55% 5
Midlands -47 64 £350 -6.67% 32
South West -42 39 £272 -16.31% 24
Yorkshire -4 38 £363 +11.54% 28
West Midlands -35 35 £370 -7.50% 21
East Midlands -16 29 £235 -18.26% 11
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 960 (94.49%) DNS
2 688 (67.72%) Windows
3 647 (63.68%) Active Directory
4 494 (48.62%) Microsoft
5 423 (41.63%) Windows Server
6 397 (39.07%) VMware
7 325 (31.99%) TCP/IP
8 307 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 279 (27.46%) Citrix
10 267 (26.28%) Cisco
11 264 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 253 (24.90%) Firewall
13 250 (24.61%) Office 365
14 247 (24.31%) ITIL
15 213 (20.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 208 (20.47%) PowerShell
17 201 (19.78%) Linux
17 201 (19.78%) MS Exchange
18 187 (18.41%) Windows 7
19 186 (18.31%) Windows 10
20 181 (17.81%) WAN
21 180 (17.72%) LAN
22 175 (17.22%) Security Cleared
23 169 (16.63%) SCCM
24 164 (16.14%) VPN
25 163 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 158 (15.55%) Microsoft Office
27 142 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
28 141 (13.88%) XenApp
29 118 (11.61%) HP

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
1 201 (19.78%) MS Exchange
2 94 (9.25%) IIS
3 89 (8.76%) SharePoint
4 79 (7.78%) Skype for Business
5 78 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (4.43%) Apache
7 43 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (2.85%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.66%) nginx
10 26 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 25 (2.46%) Jetty
11 25 (2.46%) Mongrel
12 16 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.79%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.59%) Confluence
15 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 158 (15.55%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.098%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.098%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.098%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) RMDS
2 1 (0.098%) Eikon
2 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.098%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 250 (24.61%) Office 365
2 142 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (3.54%) IaaS
6 32 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 31 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (2.46%) Google App Engine
9 20 (1.97%) Mimecast
10 18 (1.77%) Yammer
11 17 (1.67%) G Suite
12 14 (1.38%) PaaS
13 13 (1.28%) SaaS
14 12 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (1.08%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.49%) GitHub
18 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
19 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
19 3 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 960 (94.49%) DNS
2 325 (31.99%) TCP/IP
3 253 (24.90%) Firewall
4 181 (17.81%) WAN
5 180 (17.72%) LAN
6 164 (16.14%) VPN
7 103 (10.14%) SAN
8 101 (9.94%) VLAN
9 95 (9.35%) IPsec
10 91 (8.96%) Wireless
11 90 (8.86%) FTP
12 80 (7.87%) SSL
13 74 (7.28%) HTTP
14 71 (6.99%) OSPF
14 71 (6.99%) Skype
14 71 (6.99%) VoIP
15 67 (6.59%) Network Security
16 66 (6.50%) NetScaler
17 63 (6.20%) BGP
18 62 (6.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.35%) MySQL
3 27 (2.66%) NoSQL
4 25 (2.46%) MongoDB
4 25 (2.46%) RDBMS
4 25 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.39%) MS Access
10 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.098%) Power BI
13 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 65 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 45 (4.43%) Travis CI
3 25 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.08%) JIRA
5 10 (0.98%) MSI
6 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.39%) Subversion
8 3 (0.30%) Selenium
9 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.20%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.20%) GDB
9 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.20%) Toad
10 1 (0.098%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.098%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.098%) GitLab
10 1 (0.098%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.098%) RStudio
10 1 (0.098%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.098%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 105 (10.33%) Finance
2 40 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.76%) Retail
4 24 (2.36%) Back Office
5 19 (1.87%) Banking
6 12 (1.18%) Spanish Language
7 9 (0.89%) Marketing
8 8 (0.79%) French Language
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
9 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.69%) Military
10 6 (0.59%) German Language
10 6 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.39%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Electronics
12 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) Law
12 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (14.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 141 (13.88%) Support Engineer
3 127 (12.50%) Analyst
4 98 (9.65%) Network Engineer
5 65 (6.40%) IT Support
6 64 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 62 (6.10%) Support Analyst
8 56 (5.51%) Architect
9 55 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 51 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 51 (5.02%) Windows Engineer
11 50 (4.92%) IT Engineer
12 49 (4.82%) Administrator
13 48 (4.72%) Server Engineer
14 47 (4.63%) Desktop Support
15 41 (4.04%) Citrix Engineer
16 40 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
17 35 (3.44%) Consultant
18 34 (3.35%) Service Analyst
19 33 (3.25%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.74%) LDAP
2 27 (2.66%) .NET
3 25 (2.46%) Servlets
4 24 (2.36%) J2EE
5 23 (2.26%) 802.1X
6 21 (2.07%) Web Services
7 15 (1.48%) JSON
8 10 (0.98%) HTML
8 10 (0.98%) SAML
9 9 (0.89%) OAuth
10 8 (0.79%) ADSI
11 6 (0.59%) SQLAlchemy
12 5 (0.49%) Ajax
12 5 (0.49%) CGI
12 5 (0.49%) Middleware
13 4 (0.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 3 (0.30%) LAMP
14 3 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 3 (0.30%) WSH
14 3 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.73%) Data Centre
2 92 (9.06%) PKI
3 69 (6.79%) Clustering
4 49 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (3.94%) Fat Client
5 40 (3.94%) Thin Client
6 33 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 32 (3.15%) Blackberry
8 30 (2.95%) Replication
9 27 (2.66%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (2.17%) iPhone
12 17 (1.67%) iPad
12 17 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
13 15 (1.48%) NHS
14 10 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.98%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.79%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.79%) Handset
16 6 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 688 (67.72%) Windows
2 423 (41.63%) Windows Server
3 264 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 213 (20.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 201 (19.78%) Linux
6 187 (18.41%) Windows 7
7 186 (18.31%) Windows 10
8 104 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (5.71%) Apple iOS
10 45 (4.43%) Windows 8
11 44 (4.33%) Android
12 40 (3.94%) Unix
13 31 (3.05%) Mac OS X
14 29 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (2.56%) Mac OS
16 25 (2.46%) Windows XP
17 22 (2.17%) Solaris
17 22 (2.17%) Windows Phone
18 21 (2.07%) Windows Phone 8
19 17 (1.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (24.31%) ITIL
2 163 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 95 (9.35%) Configuration Management
4 82 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (7.78%) DevOps
6 78 (7.68%) Migration
7 69 (6.79%) Open Source
8 62 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (5.31%) Problem Management
10 52 (5.12%) Service Management
11 48 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (4.43%) Service Delivery
13 44 (4.33%) Incident Management
13 44 (4.33%) Load Balancing
13 44 (4.33%) Patch Management
13 44 (4.33%) Project Management
14 40 (3.94%) High Availability
15 38 (3.74%) Application Packaging
16 36 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
17 35 (3.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (20.47%) PowerShell
2 89 (8.76%) SQL
3 55 (5.41%) Java
4 44 (4.33%) C
5 38 (3.74%) Python
6 30 (2.95%) Perl
7 29 (2.85%) VBScript
8 23 (2.26%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.98%) C++
10 9 (0.89%) Ruby
10 9 (0.89%) VB
11 8 (0.79%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.49%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.20%) C#
13 2 (0.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.20%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.098%) Go
14 1 (0.098%) Lisp
14 1 (0.098%) sed
Qualifications
1 175 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 117 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 103 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
4 99 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (7.19%) CCNP
6 65 (6.40%) Degree
7 52 (5.12%) MCSE
8 47 (4.63%) DV Cleared
9 35 (3.44%) CCNA
10 34 (3.35%) MCSA
11 30 (2.95%) Citrix Certification
12 26 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (2.36%) CCIE
14 23 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
15 22 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (1.57%) CCA
16 16 (1.57%) MCITP
17 15 (1.48%) MCP
18 14 (1.38%) CCDP
18 14 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.33%) SLA
2 23 (2.26%) GDPR
3 20 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.59%) QA
7 5 (0.49%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.098%) GCP
9 1 (0.098%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.098%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.098%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 647 (63.68%) Active Directory
2 307 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (13.88%) XenApp
4 107 (10.53%) vSphere
5 87 (8.56%) Hyper-V
6 81 (7.97%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (6.59%) XenDesktop
8 65 (6.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 50 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (3.84%) Docker
11 29 (2.85%) XenServer
12 28 (2.76%) VMware NSX
12 28 (2.76%) Xen
13 23 (2.26%) DFS Replication
14 20 (1.97%) BitLocker
15 18 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
15 18 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (1.28%) NFS
17 12 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (1.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 169 (16.63%) SCCM
2 83 (8.17%) Puppet
3 70 (6.89%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (6.69%) WSUS
5 53 (5.22%) SCOM
6 42 (4.13%) Ansible
7 37 (3.64%) vCenter Server
8 34 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 31 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
10 29 (2.85%) Backup Exec
11 25 (2.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 24 (2.36%) AirWatch
13 23 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (2.17%) XenMobile
15 21 (2.07%) SAP Afaria
15 21 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 16 (1.57%) NetBackup
18 15 (1.48%) Salt
19 14 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 494 (48.62%) Microsoft
2 397 (39.07%) VMware
3 279 (27.46%) Citrix
4 267 (26.28%) Cisco
5 118 (11.61%) HP
6 80 (7.87%) McAfee
7 77 (7.58%) Apple
8 65 (6.40%) Dell
9 62 (6.10%) Ivanti
10 58 (5.71%) CheckPoint
11 51 (5.02%) SolarWinds
12 45 (4.43%) NetApp
13 43 (4.23%) Juniper
14 39 (3.84%) Google
14 39 (3.84%) SAP
15 38 (3.74%) Symantec
16 34 (3.35%) Veeam
17 33 (3.25%) F5
18 32 (3.15%) Infoblox
19 31 (3.05%) Palo Alto