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 3 months to 30 April 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.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 219 211
Rank change year-on-year -36 -8  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 425 656 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.17% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.70% 7.70% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 413 364
Median daily rate £325 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% +4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.07% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 63
Median hourly rate £23.43 £21.38 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -6.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £35.20 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  

DHCP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6348 8514 8277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.23% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3836 5147 4512
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 357 458
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DHCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 398 £325 -3.34% 158
London +12 147 £339 -9.66% 58
South East -52 78 £313 -10.71% 28
South West +8 33 £338 +4.65% 9
East of England +14 31 £325 +66.66% 7
City of London -15 27 £223 -40.66% 16
East Midlands -3 26 £290 -10.76% 5
North West +19 25 £375 - 20
Yorkshire +23 23 £325 -31.57% 12
Berkshire -3 23 £300 -20.13% 6
North East -37 18 £198 -25.47% 5
Tyne and Wear -31 17 £194 -26.88% 3
Hampshire -23 16 £300 -11.76% 8
West Midlands +22 15 £413 +8.91% 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 15 £198 -25.47% 2
Kent +28 13 £211 -
Essex +3 13 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £230 -
South Yorkshire +10 12 £375 -23.07% 2
Gloucestershire +9 12 £217 +20.55% 2
Manchester 0 12 £550 +46.66% 10
Leicestershire +1 10 £263 +5.00% 2
Reading 0 10 £300 -20.13% 4
Bristol +2 9 £288 -12.13% 3
Surrey -18 9 £403 +53.33% 3
Derbyshire -18 9 £415 +20.28%
Cheshire +30 8 £350 +40.00% 5
West Yorkshire +25 8 £326 -34.42% 7
Cambridge +10 8 £300 -
Bracknell +7 7 £269 -19.40% 1

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DHCP.

1 866 (93.42%) DNS
2 621 (66.99%) Windows
3 573 (61.81%) Active Directory
4 398 (42.93%) Microsoft
5 333 (35.92%) VMware
6 331 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 299 (32.25%) TCP/IP
8 295 (31.82%) Cisco
9 259 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 250 (26.97%) Firewall
11 238 (25.67%) LAN
12 222 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 210 (22.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 200 (21.57%) WAN
15 194 (20.93%) ITIL
16 192 (20.71%) Security Cleared
17 188 (20.28%) Citrix
18 179 (19.31%) SCCM
19 162 (17.48%) Linux
20 159 (17.15%) VPN
21 156 (16.83%) MS Exchange
22 153 (16.50%) Windows 7
23 151 (16.29%) SQL Server
24 145 (15.64%) Windows Server 2003
25 141 (15.21%) SC Cleared
25 141 (15.21%) PowerShell
26 138 (14.89%) Hyper-V
27 132 (14.24%) Office 365
28 131 (14.13%) SQL
29 124 (13.38%) Cisco Certification

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
1 156 (16.83%) MS Exchange
2 112 (12.08%) IIS
3 84 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 59 (6.36%) Skype for Business
6 58 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (5.93%) Apache
8 46 (4.96%) Tomcat
9 36 (3.88%) nginx
10 26 (2.80%) Jetty
11 25 (2.70%) Mongrel
11 25 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (2.70%) WebSphere
12 22 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (1.83%) JBoss
14 14 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
16 10 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
18 8 (0.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 107 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 132 (14.24%) Office 365
2 92 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.91%) IaaS
4 26 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.70%) Google App Engine
6 19 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (1.62%) SaaS
8 13 (1.40%) PaaS
9 8 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.65%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.54%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.32%) G Suite
15 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
16 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 866 (93.42%) DNS
2 299 (32.25%) TCP/IP
3 250 (26.97%) Firewall
4 238 (25.67%) LAN
5 200 (21.57%) WAN
6 159 (17.15%) VPN
7 104 (11.22%) SAN
8 100 (10.79%) Wireless
9 79 (8.52%) Internet
10 74 (7.98%) VLAN
11 72 (7.77%) MPLS
12 71 (7.66%) Network Security
12 71 (7.66%) SSL
13 70 (7.55%) IPsec
14 67 (7.23%) VoIP
15 54 (5.83%) HTTP
16 52 (5.61%) Cisco ASA
17 47 (5.07%) FTP
18 46 (4.96%) OSPF
18 46 (4.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 18 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.73%) MySQL
8 12 (1.29%) MS Access
9 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 2 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 43 (4.64%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.80%) Travis CI
3 22 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.43%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.43%) JIRA
6 4 (0.43%) Subversion
6 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.32%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.22%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.11%) Selenium
9 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 89 (9.60%) Finance
2 35 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 28 (3.02%) Banking
5 24 (2.59%) Back Office
6 14 (1.51%) Billing
7 13 (1.40%) Retail
8 9 (0.97%) Publishing
9 7 (0.76%) Marketing
10 6 (0.65%) Front Office
10 6 (0.65%) Law
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) Games
11 4 (0.43%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.43%) Legal
11 4 (0.43%) Local Government
12 3 (0.32%) Advertising
12 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 117 (12.62%) Support Engineer
2 116 (12.51%) Analyst
3 88 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 87 (9.39%) Architect
5 76 (8.20%) Network Engineer
6 55 (5.93%) Consultant
7 51 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 47 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
9 43 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 40 (4.31%) Administrator
11 39 (4.21%) Desktop Support
12 36 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 35 (3.78%) Server Engineer
14 34 (3.67%) IT Support
14 34 (3.67%) Technical Architect
15 33 (3.56%) Support Analyst
16 32 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
17 31 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
18 28 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
19 27 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.31%) .NET
2 24 (2.59%) J2EE
2 24 (2.59%) Servlets
3 22 (2.37%) 802.1X
4 14 (1.51%) Web Services
5 10 (1.08%) LAMP
6 8 (0.86%) Middleware
7 7 (0.76%) HTML
7 7 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.65%) XML
9 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.54%) ADSI
9 5 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.43%) JSON
10 4 (0.43%) SAML
11 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.32%) jQuery
11 3 (0.32%) OAuth
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 117 (12.62%) Data Centre
2 67 (7.23%) Clustering
3 61 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (6.15%) PKI
5 49 (5.29%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.45%) Replication
7 27 (2.91%) Fat Client
7 27 (2.91%) Thin Client
8 23 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (1.83%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.73%) NHS
11 13 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.40%) PDA
12 12 (1.29%) EPoS
12 12 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.08%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 9 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 621 (66.99%) Windows
2 331 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 259 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 210 (22.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 162 (17.48%) Linux
6 153 (16.50%) Windows 7
7 145 (15.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (11.97%) Windows 10
9 73 (7.87%) Unix
10 55 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (4.42%) Windows XP
12 36 (3.88%) Solaris
13 34 (3.67%) Windows 8
14 32 (3.45%) Android
15 28 (3.02%) Mac OS X
16 24 (2.59%) Apple iOS
16 24 (2.59%) CentOS
17 12 (1.29%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
18 8 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (20.93%) ITIL
2 112 (12.08%) Migration
3 80 (8.63%) Configuration Management
3 80 (8.63%) DevOps
4 60 (6.47%) Change Management
5 50 (5.39%) Incident Management
5 50 (5.39%) Load Balancing
6 44 (4.75%) Open Source
7 42 (4.53%) Network Management
7 42 (4.53%) Problem Management
8 41 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (4.42%) Mobile Device Management
9 38 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (3.56%) High Availability
12 32 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (3.45%) Network Design
12 32 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 32 (3.45%) TOGAF
13 30 (3.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (15.21%) PowerShell
2 131 (14.13%) SQL
3 49 (5.29%) Perl
4 47 (5.07%) Java
5 45 (4.85%) Python
6 29 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 28 (3.02%) C
8 18 (1.94%) VBScript
9 13 (1.40%) Ruby
9 13 (1.40%) VB
10 11 (1.19%) Korn
11 10 (1.08%) C#
12 9 (0.97%) PHP
13 7 (0.76%) C++
13 7 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.54%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.32%) Delphi
16 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 192 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 141 (15.21%) SC Cleared
3 124 (13.38%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (8.31%) CCNP
6 68 (7.34%) CCNA
7 46 (4.96%) MCSE
8 42 (4.53%) Degree
9 30 (3.24%) MCSA
10 29 (3.13%) DV Cleared
11 28 (3.02%) CCIE
12 22 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.94%) MCDST
14 17 (1.83%) MCITP
15 16 (1.73%) DBS Check
16 12 (1.29%) JNCIP
17 11 (1.19%) CISSP
18 8 (0.86%) GIAC
18 8 (0.86%) JNCIA
18 8 (0.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.93%) SLA
2 17 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.86%) QA
5 7 (0.76%) PMO
6 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) GDPR
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 573 (61.81%) Active Directory
2 222 (23.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (14.89%) Hyper-V
4 95 (10.25%) XenApp
5 58 (6.26%) vSphere
6 47 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 47 (5.07%) XenDesktop
7 41 (4.42%) VMware ESX
8 30 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (2.80%) Xen
10 23 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (2.37%) NFS
12 20 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
14 15 (1.62%) Firmware
15 14 (1.51%) Terminal Services
16 13 (1.40%) ISA Server
17 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 12 (1.29%) UAG
18 11 (1.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 179 (19.31%) SCCM
2 72 (7.77%) Puppet
3 65 (7.01%) SCOM
4 44 (4.75%) Nagios
5 42 (4.53%) WSUS
6 39 (4.21%) NetBackup
7 36 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (3.56%) Ansible
9 28 (3.02%) Cisco Prime
10 25 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
11 23 (2.48%) vCenter Server
12 22 (2.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 22 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (1.83%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.62%) AirWatch
15 14 (1.51%) HP SiteScope
16 12 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 11 (1.19%) FortiGate
17 11 (1.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 398 (42.93%) Microsoft
2 333 (35.92%) VMware
3 295 (31.82%) Cisco
4 188 (20.28%) Citrix
5 109 (11.76%) HP
6 86 (9.28%) CheckPoint
7 69 (7.44%) Dell
8 65 (7.01%) Oracle
9 59 (6.36%) F5
10 57 (6.15%) Juniper
10 57 (6.15%) Red Hat
11 48 (5.18%) Apple
12 45 (4.85%) NetApp
13 41 (4.42%) Symantec
14 36 (3.88%) Palo Alto
15 35 (3.78%) EMC
15 35 (3.78%) Google
16 33 (3.56%) IBM
17 31 (3.34%) Infoblox
18 28 (3.02%) Riverbed
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