Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 September 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 > Scotland
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 144 116
Rank change year-on-year +41 -28 +50
Contract jobs citing DHCP 106 38 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.94% 0.80% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.34% 6.97% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 19 64
Scotland median daily rate £280 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +13.78%
10th Percentile £201 £116 £223
90th Percentile £410 £396 £419
UK median daily rate £333 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +6.40% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £17.38 £18.70 £13.43
90th Percentile £18.13 £24.10 £27.35
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -32.14% +49.73%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 578 545 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.59% 11.41% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 275 514
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £191 £140 £213
90th Percentile £519 £523 £445
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing DHCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in Scotland

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DHCP in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in Scotland

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in Scotland

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in Scotland

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Renfrewshire +11 58 £278 -26.00%
Glasgow +4 28 £269 +62.88% 8
Edinburgh +1 18 £400 +33.33% 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 105 (99.06%) Active Directory
2 102 (96.23%) Windows
3 98 (92.45%) DNS
4 94 (88.68%) Microsoft
5 77 (72.64%) Citrix
6 74 (69.81%) VMware
7 69 (65.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (64.15%) SC Cleared
8 68 (64.15%) Security Cleared
9 66 (62.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 64 (60.38%) Windows 7
11 62 (58.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 62 (58.49%) Office 365
12 60 (56.60%) Ivanti
13 53 (50.00%) SQL
14 49 (46.23%) Clustering
15 46 (43.40%) HP
15 46 (43.40%) Hyper-V
15 46 (43.40%) VMware ESXi
16 42 (39.62%) Windows Server
17 41 (38.68%) PDA
17 41 (38.68%) Test Scripting
17 41 (38.68%) McAfee
17 41 (38.68%) Software Testing
17 41 (38.68%) Change Management
17 41 (38.68%) HP ALM
18 40 (37.74%) Veritas
19 39 (36.79%) McAfee ePO
19 39 (36.79%) Virtual Desktop
20 37 (34.91%) Test Automation

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 19 (17.92%) Skype for Business
2 12 (11.32%) MS Exchange
3 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.49%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.89%) Confluence
7 2 (1.89%) IIS
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 62 (58.49%) Office 365
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 98 (92.45%) DNS
2 14 (13.21%) Skype
3 11 (10.38%) Unified Communications
4 9 (8.49%) TCP/IP
4 9 (8.49%) VPN
4 9 (8.49%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (7.55%) 3G
5 8 (7.55%) Firewall
6 5 (4.72%) VLAN
7 4 (3.77%) LAN
7 4 (3.77%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.77%) SAN
7 4 (3.77%) WAN
7 4 (3.77%) Wireless
8 3 (2.83%) BGP
8 3 (2.83%) OSPF
9 2 (1.89%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.89%) IPv4
9 2 (1.89%) SNMP
9 2 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (34.91%) HP UFT
1 37 (34.91%) WinRunner
2 10 (9.43%) MSI
3 2 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Test Analyst
3 14 (13.21%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Test Leader
5 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.72%) Lync Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Wintel Support
11 4 (3.77%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) LDAP
2 1 (0.94%) Middleware
2 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (46.23%) Clustering
2 41 (38.68%) PDA
3 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.43%) Fat Client
3 10 (9.43%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.72%) PKI
5 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.83%) iPhone
7 2 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 102 (96.23%) Windows
2 69 (65.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (62.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (60.38%) Windows 7
5 42 (39.62%) Windows Server
6 37 (34.91%) AIX
7 13 (12.26%) Windows 10
8 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (9.43%) Windows 8
10 9 (8.49%) Linux
11 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.77%) Unix
12 4 (3.77%) Windows Phone
13 3 (2.83%) Solaris
14 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.94%) Android
15 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.68%) Change Management
1 41 (38.68%) Software Testing
1 41 (38.68%) Test Scripting
2 37 (34.91%) Test Automation
3 31 (29.25%) Smoke Testing
4 21 (19.81%) ITIL
5 19 (17.92%) Software Delivery
6 10 (9.43%) Software Distribution
7 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.60%) Personalization
9 6 (5.66%) Asset Management
9 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.66%) Trend Analysis
10 5 (4.72%) Visualisation
11 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 3 (2.83%) Migration
12 3 (2.83%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (26.42%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.38%) T-SQL
4 9 (8.49%) VB
4 9 (8.49%) VBScript
5 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (64.15%) SC Cleared
1 68 (64.15%) Security Cleared
2 37 (34.91%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (9.43%) Degree
5 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.72%) MCSE
7 2 (1.89%) CISSP
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.72%) SLA
System Software
1 105 (99.06%) Active Directory
2 62 (58.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (43.40%) Hyper-V
3 46 (43.40%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (36.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 27 (25.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 25 (23.58%) XenApp
7 17 (16.04%) XenDesktop
8 10 (9.43%) vSphere
8 10 (9.43%) XenServer
9 2 (1.89%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.94%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (38.68%) HP ALM
2 39 (36.79%) McAfee ePO
3 24 (22.64%) SCCM
4 19 (17.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.83%) Ansible
6 3 (2.83%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.83%) Malwarebytes
6 3 (2.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.83%) Puppet
6 3 (2.83%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.89%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.94%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 94 (88.68%) Microsoft
2 77 (72.64%) Citrix
3 74 (69.81%) VMware
4 60 (56.60%) Ivanti
5 46 (43.40%) HP
6 41 (38.68%) McAfee
7 40 (37.74%) Veritas
8 9 (8.49%) Cisco
8 9 (8.49%) ThinPrint
9 7 (6.60%) Symantec
10 5 (4.72%) Apple
10 5 (4.72%) Dell
11 3 (2.83%) Avaya
11 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.83%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.83%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.83%) Sophos
12 2 (1.89%) Charles River
12 2 (1.89%) Oracle