Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CHAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CHAP over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 885 902
Contract jobs citing CHAP 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.001% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.006% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CHAP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14034 16407 15981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.53% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8536 9905 9237
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 843 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.97 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

CHAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CHAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CHAP in the UK

CHAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CHAP in the UK

CHAP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CHAP in the UK