Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 October 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 262 206
Rank change year-on-year +7 -56 +8
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,107 994 1,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.00% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 7.34% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 642 881
UK median daily rate £360 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.47% -3.23% -1.52%
10th Percentile £156 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 66 120
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -32.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.25 £13.95
90th Percentile £47.66 £50.00 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% -28.57% +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 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 13,617 13,543 16,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.65% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,209 8,258 9,981
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 729 838
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -20.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% -23.50% +25.00%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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
England +7 984 £375 +15.38% 374
UK excluding London -18 652 £350 +11.11% 259
London +62 429 £400 +18.52% 126
South East -46 192 £375 +13.64% 62
North of England -9 149 £338 +16.88% 73
East of England +30 94 £425 +78.95% 42
Scotland +29 87 £280 -6.67% 8
Midlands -27 74 £365 +4.29% 42
North West -12 73 £350 +15.70% 39
West Midlands -34 48 £370 - 29
South West -42 45 £285 +3.64% 29
Yorkshire 0 42 £367 +12.77% 30
North East +5 34 £333 +23.15% 4
East Midlands -4 26 £250 -13.04% 13
Northern Ireland +38 6 £145 -58.71%
Wales -19 5 £190 -40.16% 3

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 with a requirement for DHCP.

1 1,037 (93.68%) DNS
2 748 (67.57%) Windows
3 740 (66.85%) Active Directory
4 550 (49.68%) Microsoft
5 465 (42.01%) VMware
6 432 (39.02%) Windows Server
7 344 (31.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 325 (29.36%) TCP/IP
9 300 (27.10%) Office 365
10 288 (26.02%) Citrix
11 280 (25.29%) Cisco
12 277 (25.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 272 (24.57%) Firewall
14 239 (21.59%) ITIL
15 230 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
16 229 (20.69%) Windows 7
17 223 (20.14%) PowerShell
18 220 (19.87%) MS Exchange
19 212 (19.15%) Linux
19 212 (19.15%) Security Cleared
20 208 (18.79%) WAN
21 198 (17.89%) LAN
22 196 (17.71%) VPN
23 192 (17.34%) Windows 10
24 177 (15.99%) SCCM
25 176 (15.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 164 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
27 159 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
28 154 (13.91%) HP
29 151 (13.64%) SC Cleared

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 220 (19.87%) MS Exchange
2 98 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 96 (8.67%) SharePoint
4 94 (8.49%) Skype for Business
5 82 (7.41%) IIS
6 56 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (4.25%) Apache
8 24 (2.17%) nginx
9 23 (2.08%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.90%) Jetty
10 21 (1.90%) Mongrel
10 21 (1.90%) WebSphere
11 18 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.99%) Confluence
14 10 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.81%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 164 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.090%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.090%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.18%) RMDS
4 1 (0.090%) Eikon
4 1 (0.090%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.090%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 300 (27.10%) Office 365
2 159 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.80%) IaaS
6 28 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (2.08%) Mimecast
8 21 (1.90%) Google App Engine
9 14 (1.26%) G Suite
9 14 (1.26%) Yammer
10 12 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.90%) PaaS
12 9 (0.81%) SaaS
12 9 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.72%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.54%) GitHub
15 5 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,037 (93.68%) DNS
2 325 (29.36%) TCP/IP
3 272 (24.57%) Firewall
4 208 (18.79%) WAN
5 198 (17.89%) LAN
6 196 (17.71%) VPN
7 117 (10.57%) SAN
8 97 (8.76%) IPsec
9 95 (8.58%) VoIP
10 92 (8.31%) Wireless
11 90 (8.13%) VLAN
12 87 (7.86%) FTP
13 83 (7.50%) OSPF
14 82 (7.41%) Skype
15 77 (6.96%) HTTP
16 75 (6.78%) SSL
17 72 (6.50%) BGP
18 62 (5.60%) Internet
19 61 (5.51%) NetScaler
20 60 (5.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.44%) MySQL
3 20 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.63%) RDBMS
6 17 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.45%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.45%) MS Access
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.18%) Big Data
12 1 (0.090%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.090%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 59 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 35 (3.16%) Travis CI
3 27 (2.44%) HP UFT
3 27 (2.44%) WinRunner
4 26 (2.35%) MSI
5 24 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 23 (2.08%) JIRA
7 6 (0.54%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.54%) Subversion
8 5 (0.45%) Toad
8 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.36%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.27%) GDB
10 3 (0.27%) Selenium
11 2 (0.18%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.18%) GitLab
11 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.090%) RStudio
General
1 128 (11.56%) Finance
2 49 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.53%) Banking
4 24 (2.17%) Retail
5 22 (1.99%) Back Office
6 17 (1.54%) Spanish Language
7 15 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.99%) French Language
9 10 (0.90%) Legal
10 9 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.81%) Italian Language
10 9 (0.81%) Marketing
11 6 (0.54%) Military
12 5 (0.45%) Law
12 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) German Language
13 3 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 154 (13.91%) Analyst
1 154 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 138 (12.47%) Support Engineer
3 104 (9.39%) Network Engineer
4 74 (6.68%) IT Support
5 67 (6.05%) Support Analyst
6 65 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 62 (5.60%) Architect
8 56 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 51 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 50 (4.52%) Desktop Support
10 50 (4.52%) IT Engineer
11 49 (4.43%) Administrator
12 44 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
13 39 (3.52%) Wintel Engineer
14 37 (3.34%) Citrix Engineer
14 37 (3.34%) Windows Engineer
15 36 (3.25%) Consultant
15 36 (3.25%) Server Engineer
16 35 (3.16%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.70%) LDAP
2 29 (2.62%) 802.1X
3 27 (2.44%) .NET
4 21 (1.90%) Servlets
5 20 (1.81%) J2EE
5 20 (1.81%) Web Services
6 18 (1.63%) JSON
7 9 (0.81%) ADSI
7 9 (0.81%) HTML
7 9 (0.81%) Middleware
7 9 (0.81%) OAuth
7 9 (0.81%) SAML
8 7 (0.63%) Ajax
8 7 (0.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (0.63%) CGI
8 7 (0.63%) REST
9 6 (0.54%) SQLAlchemy
10 5 (0.45%) LAMP
11 4 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 94 (8.49%) Clustering
3 82 (7.41%) PKI
4 57 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.70%) Blackberry
6 33 (2.98%) Fat Client
6 33 (2.98%) Thin Client
7 32 (2.89%) Replication
8 31 (2.80%) PDA
8 31 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (2.71%) iPhone
10 29 (2.62%) Computer Science
10 29 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (2.08%) iPad
12 18 (1.63%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.36%) NHS
14 14 (1.26%) Private Cloud
15 12 (1.08%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.72%) CMDB
16 8 (0.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 748 (67.57%) Windows
2 432 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 277 (25.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 230 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 229 (20.69%) Windows 7
6 212 (19.15%) Linux
7 192 (17.34%) Windows 10
8 126 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.79%) Apple iOS
10 40 (3.61%) Unix
11 38 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (3.07%) AIX
13 33 (2.98%) Android
14 32 (2.89%) Windows 8
15 30 (2.71%) Mac OS X
16 21 (1.90%) Solaris
17 20 (1.81%) Windows XP
18 19 (1.72%) Mac OS
19 18 (1.63%) CentOS
20 13 (1.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (21.59%) ITIL
2 176 (15.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 95 (8.58%) Migration
4 88 (7.95%) Configuration Management
5 87 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
6 77 (6.96%) DevOps
7 66 (5.96%) Change Management
8 55 (4.97%) Service Management
9 53 (4.79%) Open Source
10 52 (4.70%) Test Automation
11 51 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (4.34%) Patch Management
13 47 (4.25%) Service Delivery
14 46 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
15 44 (3.97%) Project Management
16 42 (3.79%) Load Balancing
16 42 (3.79%) Problem Management
17 40 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
18 37 (3.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (20.14%) PowerShell
2 122 (11.02%) SQL
3 56 (5.06%) Python
4 47 (4.25%) Java
5 44 (3.97%) C
6 41 (3.70%) Perl
7 32 (2.89%) VBScript
8 27 (2.44%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.45%) C++
11 14 (1.26%) VB
12 12 (1.08%) Ruby
13 9 (0.81%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.63%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.36%) PHP
17 2 (0.18%) C#
17 2 (0.18%) SystemTap
18 1 (0.090%) Go
18 1 (0.090%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 212 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 151 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 123 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 82 (7.41%) CCNP
6 69 (6.23%) Degree
7 59 (5.33%) CCNA
8 58 (5.24%) MCSE
9 51 (4.61%) DV Cleared
10 40 (3.61%) MCSA
11 31 (2.80%) ISTQB
12 26 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.72%) CCIE
14 19 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (1.54%) MCITP
17 14 (1.26%) MCP
18 13 (1.17%) CCA
18 13 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.88%) SLA
2 16 (1.45%) GDPR
3 13 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.54%) QA
7 5 (0.45%) HL7
8 3 (0.27%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.090%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.090%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 740 (66.85%) Active Directory
2 344 (31.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (13.19%) XenApp
4 130 (11.74%) Hyper-V
5 117 (10.57%) VMware ESXi
6 114 (10.30%) vSphere
7 76 (6.87%) XenDesktop
8 66 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (4.25%) Virtual Machines
10 43 (3.88%) Virtual Desktop
11 40 (3.61%) Docker
12 30 (2.71%) XenServer
13 26 (2.35%) Terminal Services
14 25 (2.26%) Xen
15 23 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
16 21 (1.90%) BitLocker
17 20 (1.81%) VMware NSX
18 18 (1.63%) DFS Replication
19 16 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
20 12 (1.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 177 (15.99%) SCCM
2 82 (7.41%) Puppet
3 60 (5.42%) WSUS
4 57 (5.15%) Ansible
5 56 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
7 47 (4.25%) SCOM
8 38 (3.43%) Backup Exec
9 34 (3.07%) vCenter Server
10 29 (2.62%) HP ALM
10 29 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 21 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (1.72%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
15 15 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (1.36%) Kubernetes
16 14 (1.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 550 (49.68%) Microsoft
2 465 (42.01%) VMware
3 288 (26.02%) Citrix
4 280 (25.29%) Cisco
5 154 (13.91%) HP
6 98 (8.85%) McAfee
7 97 (8.76%) Ivanti
8 74 (6.68%) SolarWinds
9 64 (5.78%) Apple
10 57 (5.15%) Dell
11 49 (4.43%) Juniper
12 47 (4.25%) NetApp
13 46 (4.16%) CheckPoint
14 43 (3.88%) Veritas
15 40 (3.61%) Google
16 39 (3.52%) Symantec
17 38 (3.43%) EMC
17 38 (3.43%) Veeam
18 36 (3.25%) Sophos
19 32 (2.89%) Red Hat