Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 January 2019 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)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 166 172
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 +3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 209 245 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.48% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.97% 8.46% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 157 129
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%
10th Percentile £155 £123 £205
90th Percentile £525 £455 £515
England median daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +17.19% -8.64% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £41.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% -12.63% +137.50%
10th Percentile £25.54 £12.50 £16.10
90th Percentile £49.28 £66.40 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.12% -39.29% +33.33%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,621 2,896 3,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.40% 17.47% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,389 1,566 1,757
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £210 £163 £227
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 195
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -21.39% -31.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.72 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.98 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DHCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the South East

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in the South East

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in the South East

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in the South East

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the South East

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Hampshire +2 75 £375 +7.14% 12
Thames Valley -34 62 £400 +6.67% 36
Berkshire -14 42 £400 +6.67% 16
Surrey -14 33 £225 -10.00% 22
West Sussex -16 23 £400 +175.86% 3
East Sussex -3 11 £500 +300.00%
Buckinghamshire +26 10 £375 -6.25% 16
Oxfordshire -21 10 £344 -8.33% 4
Kent +7 5 £325 +23.81% 5
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 198 (94.74%) DNS
2 144 (68.90%) Active Directory
3 143 (68.42%) Windows
4 97 (46.41%) VMware
5 95 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 81 (38.76%) Windows Server
7 69 (33.01%) VMware Infrastructure
8 67 (32.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (31.10%) Firewall
10 64 (30.62%) Security Cleared
11 62 (29.67%) PowerShell
12 58 (27.75%) Office 365
13 56 (26.79%) SCCM
13 56 (26.79%) ITIL
14 52 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 46 (22.01%) SC Cleared
15 46 (22.01%) Citrix
16 45 (21.53%) TCP/IP
16 45 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 42 (20.10%) Linux
18 40 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
19 39 (18.66%) Cisco
19 39 (18.66%) Microsoft Certification
20 37 (17.70%) Hyper-V
20 37 (17.70%) PKI
21 35 (16.75%) VMware ESXi
21 35 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
22 34 (16.27%) VPN
23 32 (15.31%) WAN
23 32 (15.31%) SAN

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.40%) SharePoint
3 21 (10.05%) Skype for Business
4 16 (7.66%) IIS
5 14 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (5.26%) Apache
8 10 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (4.78%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.87%) Confluence
10 3 (1.44%) CMS
10 3 (1.44%) MS Project Server
10 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.48%) Jetty
12 1 (0.48%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.48%) nginx
12 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 35 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 58 (27.75%) Office 365
2 40 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (4.78%) IaaS
5 9 (4.31%) Yammer
6 7 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.48%) G Suite
9 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 198 (94.74%) DNS
2 65 (31.10%) Firewall
3 45 (21.53%) TCP/IP
4 34 (16.27%) VPN
5 32 (15.31%) SAN
5 32 (15.31%) WAN
6 29 (13.88%) LAN
7 22 (10.53%) NetScaler
7 22 (10.53%) Skype
7 22 (10.53%) VLAN
8 17 (8.13%) VoIP
9 16 (7.66%) HTTP
10 15 (7.18%) Internet
11 14 (6.70%) MPLS
12 13 (6.22%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (6.22%) iSCSI
13 12 (5.74%) Wireless
14 11 (5.26%) SNMP
15 10 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (4.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.48%) MS Access
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (7.18%) JIRA
2 5 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.39%) MSI
2 5 (2.39%) Toad
3 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.48%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (5.74%) Finance
2 8 (3.83%) Military
3 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Back Office
6 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (20.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (11.00%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.09%) Analyst
4 18 (8.61%) Architect
5 13 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.22%) Consultant
5 13 (6.22%) Server Engineer
6 10 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (4.78%) Developer
6 10 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (4.78%) Support Analyst
6 10 (4.78%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (4.31%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.31%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (4.31%) Network Engineer
7 9 (4.31%) Test Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (3.83%) C++ Developer
8 8 (3.83%) IT Support
8 8 (3.83%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (4.31%) LDAP
2 8 (3.83%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.96%) .NET
4 2 (0.96%) ADSI
4 2 (0.96%) JSON
4 2 (0.96%) OAuth
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.48%) HTML5
5 1 (0.48%) J2EE
5 1 (0.48%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.48%) Servlets
5 1 (0.48%) SOAP
5 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.48%) Web Services
5 1 (0.48%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.70%) PKI
2 30 (14.35%) Clustering
3 19 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 19 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 18 (8.61%) Data Centre
5 15 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.31%) Replication
7 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.91%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.44%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.96%) IBM Storwize
9 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.48%) BYOD
10 1 (0.48%) CMDB
10 1 (0.48%) DataPower
10 1 (0.48%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 143 (68.42%) Windows
2 81 (38.76%) Windows Server
3 67 (32.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (20.10%) Linux
6 27 (12.92%) Windows 10
7 25 (11.96%) Windows 7
8 18 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.87%) Unix
10 5 (2.39%) CentOS
10 5 (2.39%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.39%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.39%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.91%) SUSE
12 3 (1.44%) Android
12 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.44%) Solaris
12 3 (1.44%) VMS
12 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.79%) ITIL
2 45 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (11.48%) Migration
4 22 (10.53%) High Availability
5 19 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (7.18%) Application Packaging
8 14 (6.70%) Change Management
9 13 (6.22%) Network Management
10 12 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (5.74%) Server Management
11 11 (5.26%) Service Management
12 10 (4.78%) Network Virtualisation
12 10 (4.78%) Open Source
12 10 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.31%) Deep Packet Inspection
13 9 (4.31%) Network Load Balancing
13 9 (4.31%) Service Delivery
13 9 (4.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.67%) PowerShell
2 24 (11.48%) SQL
3 17 (8.13%) Python
4 10 (4.78%) C++
5 9 (4.31%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.31%) Ruby
6 5 (2.39%) Perl
7 3 (1.44%) C
7 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.96%) Java
8 2 (0.96%) VBScript
9 1 (0.48%) C#
9 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (30.62%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.01%) SC Cleared
3 39 (18.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (12.92%) MCSE
5 21 (10.05%) DV Cleared
6 20 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (7.66%) MCSA
8 14 (6.70%) CCNP
9 13 (6.22%) MCP
10 12 (5.74%) CCNA
10 12 (5.74%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (5.74%) Degree
11 10 (4.78%) CCA
12 8 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (3.35%) MCDST
14 6 (2.87%) MCITP
15 4 (1.91%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.91%) CCENT
15 4 (1.91%) CCIE
15 4 (1.91%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) GDPR
2 7 (3.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.96%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 144 (68.90%) Active Directory
2 69 (33.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 35 (16.75%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (14.83%) vSphere
5 31 (14.83%) XenApp
6 21 (10.05%) XenDesktop
7 16 (7.66%) DFS Replication
8 14 (6.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (6.70%) XenServer
9 10 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (3.83%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (2.87%) Samba
12 5 (2.39%) iptables
12 5 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.91%) Docker
13 4 (1.91%) Squid
14 3 (1.44%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (26.79%) SCCM
2 22 (10.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 19 (9.09%) Puppet
4 18 (8.61%) SCOM
5 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (6.22%) Ansible
7 12 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.35%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (3.35%) NetBackup
8 7 (3.35%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.35%) WSUS
9 6 (2.87%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (2.87%) PowerCLI
10 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (2.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (1.91%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.91%) SELinux
12 3 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (1.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 97 (46.41%) VMware
2 95 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 46 (22.01%) Citrix
4 39 (18.66%) Cisco
5 25 (11.96%) HP
6 24 (11.48%) Dell
7 21 (10.05%) SolarWinds
8 19 (9.09%) Juniper
9 15 (7.18%) EMC
10 14 (6.70%) McAfee
11 11 (5.26%) Avaya
12 8 (3.83%) Dell Compellent
13 7 (3.35%) IBM
13 7 (3.35%) Oracle
14 5 (2.39%) Aruba
14 5 (2.39%) CA
14 5 (2.39%) Symantec
14 5 (2.39%) Veeam
15 4 (1.91%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.91%) Lumension