Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 252 227
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25 +12
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,012 1,027 1,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.02% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 7.65% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 656 714
UK median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £158 £130 £163
90th Percentile £567 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £309 £340
% change year-on-year +21.46% -9.19% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 60 88
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £16.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -36.79% +26.19%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.48 £13.10
90th Percentile £45.05 £42.33 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.45 £16.50 £26.58
% change year-on-year -6.36% -37.91% +32.88%

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 12,673 13,428 14,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.40% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,634 8,298 8,847
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 680 753
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +6.50%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 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
England +2 932 £380 +18.75% 379
UK excluding London -26 594 £375 +21.46% 287
London +17 392 £405 +10.96% 119
South East -24 213 £375 +7.14% 79
North of England +19 144 £388 +38.39% 75
North West +17 79 £400 +42.86% 43
East of England +3 77 £375 +25.00% 39
Midlands -29 64 £370 +37.04% 39
Yorkshire +26 54 £375 +20.00% 32
Scotland +2 49 £310 +5.53% 19
West Midlands -20 44 £370 +28.70% 23
South West -48 40 £338 +23.85% 28
East Midlands +2 20 £263 +5.00% 16
North East -25 11 £300 +10.09%
Wales -30 5 £213 -43.33% 7
Northern Ireland +23 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for DHCP.

1 936 (92.49%) DNS
2 635 (62.75%) Windows
3 606 (59.88%) Active Directory
4 478 (47.23%) Microsoft
5 406 (40.12%) VMware
6 360 (35.57%) Windows Server
7 355 (35.08%) TCP/IP
8 277 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 260 (25.69%) Office 365
10 244 (24.11%) Firewall
11 243 (24.01%) Cisco
12 236 (23.32%) Linux
13 222 (21.94%) WAN
14 214 (21.15%) LAN
15 213 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 210 (20.75%) Citrix
17 199 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
18 190 (18.77%) PowerShell
19 183 (18.08%) ITIL
20 180 (17.79%) VPN
21 173 (17.09%) Windows 7
22 168 (16.60%) SCCM
22 168 (16.60%) MS Exchange
23 165 (16.30%) Security Cleared
23 165 (16.30%) Windows 10
24 162 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 145 (14.33%) Microsoft Office
26 144 (14.23%) HTTP
27 140 (13.83%) SSL
28 135 (13.34%) IPsec

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
1 168 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 97 (9.58%) IIS
3 83 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 77 (7.61%) Apache
5 68 (6.72%) Skype for Business
6 56 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 53 (5.24%) Tomcat
9 52 (5.14%) nginx
9 52 (5.14%) WebSphere
10 51 (5.04%) Jetty
10 51 (5.04%) Mongrel
11 29 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 23 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (1.19%) Confluence
14 10 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.89%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.69%) CMS
17 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 145 (14.33%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.79%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.099%) Maya
6 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.099%) NUKE
6 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.099%) Eikon
4 1 (0.099%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.099%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.099%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 260 (25.69%) Office 365
2 134 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (6.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 56 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (5.14%) Google App Engine
7 38 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (3.16%) IaaS
9 20 (1.98%) Mimecast
10 19 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.89%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.89%) Yammer
12 8 (0.79%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.69%) PaaS
13 7 (0.69%) SaaS
14 5 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 936 (92.49%) DNS
2 355 (35.08%) TCP/IP
3 244 (24.11%) Firewall
4 222 (21.94%) WAN
5 214 (21.15%) LAN
6 180 (17.79%) VPN
7 144 (14.23%) HTTP
8 140 (13.83%) SSL
9 135 (13.34%) IPsec
10 131 (12.94%) FTP
11 95 (9.39%) Wireless
12 92 (9.09%) SAN
13 81 (8.00%) VoIP
14 78 (7.71%) OSPF
15 73 (7.21%) BGP
16 68 (6.72%) Skype
17 66 (6.52%) Internet
18 62 (6.13%) VLAN
19 56 (5.53%) Cisco ASA
20 54 (5.34%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.85%) MySQL
3 34 (3.36%) MongoDB
3 34 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.26%) RDBMS
5 32 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
8 6 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.30%) MS Access
12 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.20%) DB2
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (10.28%) Jenkins
2 81 (8.00%) Travis CI
3 26 (2.57%) JIRA
4 24 (2.37%) MSI
5 22 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.09%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.89%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.89%) WinRunner
8 8 (0.79%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.49%) Subversion
9 5 (0.49%) Toad
10 4 (0.40%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.40%) GDB
10 4 (0.40%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.40%) Valgrind
11 3 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 110 (10.87%) Finance
2 41 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.08%) Banking
5 18 (1.78%) Retail
6 13 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 10 (0.99%) Back Office
7 10 (0.99%) Law
7 10 (0.99%) Military
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
9 7 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.40%) Advertising
11 4 (0.40%) French Language
11 4 (0.40%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.40%) Marketing
12 3 (0.30%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 142 (14.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 124 (12.25%) Analyst
3 115 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 101 (9.98%) Network Engineer
5 82 (8.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 59 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 55 (5.43%) Support Analyst
8 52 (5.14%) IT Support
9 51 (5.04%) Architect
10 39 (3.85%) Desktop Support
10 39 (3.85%) IT Engineer
11 38 (3.75%) Consultant
12 37 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
13 36 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 35 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 34 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
16 33 (3.26%) Wintel Engineer
17 31 (3.06%) Server Engineer
17 31 (3.06%) Service Analyst
18 30 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (6.03%) .NET
2 51 (5.04%) Servlets
3 49 (4.84%) J2EE
4 27 (2.67%) 802.1X
5 18 (1.78%) LDAP
6 15 (1.48%) Web Services
7 14 (1.38%) JSON
7 14 (1.38%) XML
8 11 (1.09%) HTML
9 10 (0.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 10 (0.99%) Middleware
10 9 (0.89%) CSS
11 8 (0.79%) jQuery
11 8 (0.79%) Software Packaging
11 8 (0.79%) XSLT
12 7 (0.69%) REST
13 6 (0.59%) Ajax
13 6 (0.59%) CGI
14 5 (0.49%) LAMP
14 5 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 66 (6.52%) PKI
3 60 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.83%) Clustering
5 37 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 21 (2.08%) Thin Client
8 19 (1.88%) Replication
9 16 (1.58%) iPad
10 15 (1.48%) iPhone
11 14 (1.38%) NHS
12 13 (1.28%) Smartphone
13 11 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.99%) PDA
14 10 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.79%) CMDB
15 8 (0.79%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.69%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 635 (62.75%) Windows
2 360 (35.57%) Windows Server
3 236 (23.32%) Linux
4 213 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 199 (19.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 173 (17.09%) Windows 7
7 165 (16.30%) Windows 10
8 85 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (3.85%) Unix
10 36 (3.56%) Android
11 32 (3.16%) Apple iOS
12 26 (2.57%) Windows 8
13 23 (2.27%) Mac OS X
14 21 (2.08%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (1.98%) Solaris
16 17 (1.68%) AIX
17 15 (1.48%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.79%) CentOS
18 8 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (18.08%) ITIL
2 162 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 126 (12.45%) Configuration Management
4 117 (11.56%) Migration
5 116 (11.46%) DevOps
6 106 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
7 96 (9.49%) Open Source
8 93 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (5.43%) Test Automation
10 54 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (4.84%) Change Management
12 48 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 46 (4.55%) Service Management
14 45 (4.45%) High Availability
15 44 (4.35%) Load Balancing
15 44 (4.35%) Patch Management
16 42 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
16 42 (4.15%) Service Delivery
17 39 (3.85%) Project Management
18 35 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 190 (18.77%) PowerShell
2 101 (9.98%) Java
3 79 (7.81%) SQL
4 76 (7.51%) Python
5 43 (4.25%) Perl
6 27 (2.67%) C++
7 26 (2.57%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.47%) C
8 25 (2.47%) Ruby
9 23 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.58%) VBScript
12 7 (0.69%) VB
13 6 (0.59%) Embedded C
13 6 (0.59%) PHP
14 5 (0.49%) C#
15 4 (0.40%) Go
16 2 (0.20%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.20%) ActionScript 2.0
16 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 165 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 117 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 113 (11.17%) SC Cleared
4 112 (11.07%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (7.11%) MCSE
6 63 (6.23%) CCNA
6 63 (6.23%) CCNP
7 50 (4.94%) Degree
8 46 (4.55%) MCSA
9 37 (3.66%) DV Cleared
10 34 (3.36%) MCP
11 20 (1.98%) CCIE
12 18 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.48%) DBS Check
14 14 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (1.19%) CCA
16 12 (1.19%) ISTQB
16 12 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.45%) SLA
2 12 (1.19%) GDPR
3 7 (0.69%) HL7
4 6 (0.59%) HIPAA
4 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.30%) PMO
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.20%) QA
9 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 606 (59.88%) Active Directory
2 277 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 102 (10.08%) XenApp
5 84 (8.30%) VMware ESXi
6 77 (7.61%) vSphere
7 64 (6.32%) XenDesktop
8 55 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
9 54 (5.34%) Xen
10 51 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (3.16%) Docker
12 25 (2.47%) XenServer
13 24 (2.37%) DFS Replication
14 22 (2.17%) Terminal Services
14 22 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
16 17 (1.68%) BitLocker
17 13 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (1.19%) VMware Server
19 11 (1.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 168 (16.60%) SCCM
2 122 (12.06%) Puppet
3 63 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (4.84%) Ansible
5 42 (4.15%) WSUS
6 37 (3.66%) SCOM
7 29 (2.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 27 (2.67%) Backup Exec
8 27 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
9 24 (2.37%) vCenter Server
10 22 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (2.17%) Nagios
11 18 (1.78%) Terraform
12 15 (1.48%) NetBackup
13 14 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (1.28%) Kubernetes
15 12 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (1.09%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 478 (47.23%) Microsoft
2 406 (40.12%) VMware
3 243 (24.01%) Cisco
4 210 (20.75%) Citrix
5 103 (10.18%) HP
6 67 (6.62%) Google
7 63 (6.23%) McAfee
8 57 (5.63%) Dell
9 55 (5.43%) Ivanti
10 52 (5.14%) Juniper
11 47 (4.64%) SolarWinds
12 43 (4.25%) Apple
13 36 (3.56%) CheckPoint
13 36 (3.56%) Veeam
14 34 (3.36%) Symantec
15 33 (3.26%) EMC
16 28 (2.77%) Meraki
16 28 (2.77%) Sophos
17 27 (2.67%) Palo Alto
18 25 (2.47%) F5