Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 239 252
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 -44
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,028 1,046 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.09% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 7.34% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 654 665
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £135 £163 £182
90th Percentile £525 £545 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £309 £338 £338
% change year-on-year -8.44% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 72 93
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £25.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.92% +22.62% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.33 £12.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.24 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -39.62% +32.50% +0.23%

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 13,190 14,247 15,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,138 8,686 8,870
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 765 812
UK median hourly rate £19.72 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.71% -2.45%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -10 929 £325 -7.14% 400
UK excluding London -3 625 £309 -8.44% 304
London -5 389 £365 -4.07% 130
South East 0 201 £375 +7.14% 83
North of England -42 120 £280 -15.15% 74
Midlands +36 89 £265 -29.80% 47
East of England -3 70 £300 -9.43% 34
West Midlands +35 62 £265 -37.65% 27
South West +9 61 £311 +17.45% 32
Scotland -33 57 £278 -16.67% 25
North East +16 52 £285 -8.06% 10
North West -1 47 £243 -30.71% 32
East Midlands -4 27 £265 -19.70% 20
Wales +23 26 £369 -9.23% 6
Yorkshire -33 21 £256 -30.51% 32
Northern Ireland -11 4 £500 +11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 957 (93.09%) DNS
2 709 (68.97%) Windows
3 698 (67.90%) Active Directory
4 450 (43.77%) Microsoft
5 418 (40.66%) VMware
6 378 (36.77%) Windows Server
7 316 (30.74%) Cisco
8 312 (30.35%) Citrix
9 302 (29.38%) TCP/IP
10 283 (27.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 263 (25.58%) ITIL
12 261 (25.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 257 (25.00%) Firewall
14 234 (22.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 230 (22.37%) Office 365
16 228 (22.18%) WAN
17 220 (21.40%) LAN
18 214 (20.82%) SCCM
19 207 (20.14%) Windows 7
20 197 (19.16%) Linux
21 195 (18.97%) PowerShell
22 192 (18.68%) VPN
23 172 (16.73%) SAN
24 167 (16.25%) MS Exchange
25 161 (15.66%) Windows 10
26 152 (14.79%) Security Cleared
27 148 (14.40%) Hyper-V
28 145 (14.11%) XenApp
29 143 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
30 141 (13.72%) HP

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
1 167 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 87 (8.46%) IIS
3 81 (7.88%) Skype for Business
4 65 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 55 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 53 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 34 (3.31%) Apache
8 33 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (2.33%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.07%) nginx
13 10 (0.97%) Jetty
13 10 (0.97%) Mongrel
14 9 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.78%) Confluence
16 7 (0.68%) JBoss
17 5 (0.49%) IBM Notes
18 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 141 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.58%) HipChat
5 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.097%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.49%) RMDS
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 230 (22.37%) Office 365
2 113 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.02%) IaaS
5 19 (1.85%) PaaS
6 18 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.56%) G Suite
8 11 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.07%) Google App Engine
9 10 (0.97%) SaaS
10 7 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.68%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.68%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.68%) Serverless
11 5 (0.49%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 957 (93.09%) DNS
2 302 (29.38%) TCP/IP
3 257 (25.00%) Firewall
4 228 (22.18%) WAN
5 220 (21.40%) LAN
6 192 (18.68%) VPN
7 172 (16.73%) SAN
8 114 (11.09%) VLAN
9 106 (10.31%) Wireless
10 87 (8.46%) VoIP
11 84 (8.17%) SSL
12 75 (7.30%) IPsec
13 69 (6.71%) MPLS
14 65 (6.32%) Internet
15 63 (6.13%) BGP
16 62 (6.03%) Skype
17 59 (5.74%) OSPF
18 57 (5.54%) NetScaler
19 52 (5.06%) Network Security
20 50 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.31%) MySQL
3 23 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 18 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.29%) Big Data
14 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
15 2 (0.19%) MS Access
16 1 (0.097%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 42 (4.09%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.33%) Travis CI
4 19 (1.85%) JIRA
5 8 (0.78%) Maven
6 7 (0.68%) Selenium
7 6 (0.58%) MSI
7 6 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.49%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.49%) git-flow
8 5 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.29%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.19%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.19%) NuGet
10 2 (0.19%) Subversion
10 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (7.68%) Finance
2 44 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.43%) Banking
4 18 (1.75%) Retail
5 17 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.97%) Legal
8 8 (0.78%) Billing
9 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.68%) Local Government
9 7 (0.68%) Publishing
10 6 (0.58%) Back Office
10 6 (0.58%) Law
10 6 (0.58%) Music Industry
11 5 (0.49%) Electronics
11 5 (0.49%) French Language
11 5 (0.49%) German Language
12 4 (0.39%) Advertising
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 144 (14.01%) Analyst
2 124 (12.06%) Support Engineer
3 121 (11.77%) Network Engineer
4 107 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 67 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 54 (5.25%) Desktop Support
7 51 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
8 50 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 43 (4.18%) Architect
9 43 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 43 (4.18%) Support Analyst
10 42 (4.09%) Service Analyst
10 42 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
11 41 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 41 (3.99%) Consultant
12 40 (3.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 39 (3.79%) Cisco Engineer
14 37 (3.60%) IT Support
15 35 (3.40%) Wintel Engineer
16 33 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.47%) LDAP
2 36 (3.50%) 802.1X
3 24 (2.33%) Web Services
4 22 (2.14%) .NET
5 14 (1.36%) Regular Expression
6 11 (1.07%) LAMP
6 11 (1.07%) Servlets
7 10 (0.97%) J2EE
8 9 (0.88%) JSON
9 7 (0.68%) HTML
10 6 (0.58%) HTML5
10 6 (0.58%) Middleware
11 5 (0.49%) Rendezvous
11 5 (0.49%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (0.39%) Node.js
13 3 (0.29%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.29%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.29%) WAP
13 3 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 130 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 79 (7.68%) Clustering
3 64 (6.23%) Replication
4 60 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.54%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.50%) PKI
7 31 (3.02%) Blackberry
8 29 (2.82%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.97%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.97%) NHS
12 10 (0.97%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.78%) iPhone
15 7 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.68%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 709 (68.97%) Windows
2 378 (36.77%) Windows Server
3 261 (25.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 234 (22.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 207 (20.14%) Windows 7
6 197 (19.16%) Linux
7 161 (15.66%) Windows 10
8 98 (9.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (4.96%) Windows 8
11 48 (4.67%) Unix
12 44 (4.28%) CentOS
13 35 (3.40%) Apple iOS
14 30 (2.92%) Android
15 29 (2.82%) Windows XP
16 21 (2.04%) Windows Vista
17 18 (1.75%) Solaris
18 17 (1.65%) Mac OS X
19 16 (1.56%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.68%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (25.58%) ITIL
2 102 (9.92%) Migration
3 78 (7.59%) DevOps
4 73 (7.10%) Service Delivery
5 69 (6.71%) Open Source
6 65 (6.32%) Change Management
7 64 (6.23%) Configuration Management
8 60 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 59 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (5.64%) Load Balancing
11 56 (5.45%) Problem Management
12 55 (5.35%) Incident Management
13 49 (4.77%) High Availability
13 49 (4.77%) Project Management
14 47 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
15 43 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (3.79%) Network Management
17 36 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
18 34 (3.31%) Patch Management
19 33 (3.21%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 195 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 109 (10.60%) SQL
3 76 (7.39%) Python
4 53 (5.16%) Bash Shell
5 49 (4.77%) Java
6 28 (2.72%) Perl
7 23 (2.24%) Ruby
8 18 (1.75%) VBScript
9 17 (1.65%) C
10 10 (0.97%) PHP
11 8 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.58%) VB
13 5 (0.49%) Go
13 5 (0.49%) Groovy
13 5 (0.49%) Korn
14 4 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.097%) C++
15 1 (0.097%) C-shell
15 1 (0.097%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.097%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 152 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 143 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 121 (11.77%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (9.14%) SC Cleared
5 88 (8.56%) MCSE
6 72 (7.00%) Degree
7 71 (6.91%) CCNP
8 60 (5.84%) CCNA
9 53 (5.16%) MCSA
10 41 (3.99%) DV Cleared
11 38 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 37 (3.60%) MCP
13 30 (2.92%) CCIE
14 24 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (2.24%) MCITP
16 22 (2.14%) MCDST
17 21 (2.04%) DBS Check
17 21 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
19 13 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.23%) SLA
2 15 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.17%) QA
4 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.58%) GDPR
6 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.097%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 698 (67.90%) Active Directory
2 283 (27.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 145 (14.11%) XenApp
5 101 (9.82%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (8.85%) vSphere
7 63 (6.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 62 (6.03%) XenDesktop
9 42 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (2.72%) DFS Replication
11 27 (2.63%) XenServer
12 26 (2.53%) Docker
12 26 (2.53%) Terminal Services
13 22 (2.14%) NFS
14 18 (1.75%) BitLocker
15 17 (1.65%) VMware NSX
16 16 (1.56%) Samba
17 15 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (1.46%) Xen
18 13 (1.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 214 (20.82%) SCCM
2 96 (9.34%) SCOM
3 56 (5.45%) Puppet
4 53 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (3.89%) Backup Exec
6 39 (3.79%) Ansible
6 39 (3.79%) WSUS
7 33 (3.21%) McAfee ePO
7 33 (3.21%) NetBackup
8 29 (2.82%) vCenter Server
9 23 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 22 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (2.04%) AirWatch
12 19 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
13 14 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 13 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
14 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
15 12 (1.17%) Nagios
15 12 (1.17%) WMI
16 11 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 450 (43.77%) Microsoft
2 418 (40.66%) VMware
3 316 (30.74%) Cisco
4 312 (30.35%) Citrix
5 141 (13.72%) HP
6 74 (7.20%) SolarWinds
7 66 (6.42%) Juniper
8 64 (6.23%) CheckPoint
9 63 (6.13%) Dell
10 62 (6.03%) NetApp
11 58 (5.64%) Ivanti
12 57 (5.54%) McAfee
13 53 (5.16%) Apple
14 47 (4.57%) Symantec
15 45 (4.38%) Red Hat
16 43 (4.18%) F5
17 37 (3.60%) Google
18 29 (2.82%) EMC
18 29 (2.82%) IBM
19 28 (2.72%) Avaya