Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 141 96
Rank change year-on-year -7 -45 +57
Contract jobs citing DHCP 52 44 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.00% 0.89% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.83% 7.61% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 55
Scotland median daily rate £288 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -2.34% +16.36%
10th Percentile £155 £99 £208
90th Percentile £421 £495 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £313 £340
% change year-on-year +20.00% -8.09% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +34.48% -14.71%
10th Percentile £17.38 £18.50 £13.38
90th Percentile £18.13 £20.85 £19.13
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -39.29% +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 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 529 578 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.21% 11.68% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 309 423
Scotland median daily rate £378 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £144 £150 £206
90th Percentile £525 £539 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 23
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +16.28% +26.47%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.05 £46.00 £51.60
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +7.48%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +12 22 £285 -12.31% 1
Glasgow -7 15 £210 +16.67% 4
Edinburgh -14 9 £375 +11.03% 3
Aberdeen +13 2 £413 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £488 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 51 (98.08%) DNS
2 48 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 47 (90.38%) Windows
4 35 (67.31%) Citrix
4 35 (67.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
6 24 (46.15%) VMware
7 23 (44.23%) SQL
7 23 (44.23%) Windows 7
7 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
8 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
8 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
9 20 (38.46%) Office 365
10 19 (36.54%) HP
11 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (32.69%) PowerShell
11 17 (32.69%) XenApp
12 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (30.77%) ITIL
13 14 (26.92%) Ivanti
14 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
14 13 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (23.08%) Clustering
16 11 (21.15%) Change Management
16 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
16 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
16 11 (21.15%) PDA
16 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
16 11 (21.15%) AIX

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 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (9.62%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
5 2 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.92%) Confluence
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (38.46%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (98.08%) DNS
2 8 (15.38%) SAN
3 5 (9.62%) NetScaler
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (7.69%) Skype
4 4 (7.69%) VPN
5 3 (5.77%) BGP
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.77%) LAN
5 3 (5.77%) OSPF
5 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
5 3 (5.77%) WAN
6 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.85%) FTP
6 2 (3.85%) RIP
6 2 (3.85%) SSH
6 2 (3.85%) TACACS
6 2 (3.85%) VSAN
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) HP UFT
1 11 (21.15%) WinRunner
2 3 (5.77%) MSI
3 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.77%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Clustering
2 11 (21.15%) PDA
3 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.77%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) iPhone
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) iSeries
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (90.38%) Windows
2 35 (67.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (44.23%) Windows 7
3 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
5 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (21.15%) AIX
7 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.77%) Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Solaris
9 2 (3.85%) Unix
10 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Change Management
2 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
2 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
2 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
3 9 (17.31%) Smoke Testing
4 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.69%) Software Distribution
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Server Management
7 3 (5.77%) Software Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Storage Management
8 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) SQL
2 17 (32.69%) PowerShell
3 10 (19.23%) VBScript
4 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.77%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) CCA
5 1 (1.92%) CISSP
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.69%) XenApp
3 16 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (21.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (21.15%) XenDesktop
6 9 (17.31%) Terminal Services
6 9 (17.31%) vSphere
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (7.69%) XenServer
9 2 (3.85%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.92%) NFS
10 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) HP ALM
1 11 (21.15%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (15.38%) SCCM
3 3 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.92%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.92%) Malwarebytes
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Citrix
2 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 24 (46.15%) VMware
4 19 (36.54%) HP
5 14 (26.92%) Ivanti
6 11 (21.15%) McAfee
6 11 (21.15%) Veritas
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco
8 3 (5.77%) Apple
8 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.85%) Avaya
9 2 (3.85%) Dell
9 2 (3.85%) Juniper
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
10 1 (1.92%) Charles River
10 1 (1.92%) EMC
10 1 (1.92%) Sophos