Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 260 194
Rank change year-on-year +27 -66 +18
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,220 929 1,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 0.97% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 7.14% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 579 905
UK median daily rate £325 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -4.62% -
10th Percentile £150 £123 £185
90th Percentile £538 £488 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £320
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 68 120
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £24.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.06% -12.50% +49.73%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.43 £13.50
90th Percentile £53.99 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.00% -10.71% +60.00%

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 13,755 13,019 16,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.62% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,429 7,823 10,257
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 746 801
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.53 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% -25.64% +21.95%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 1,028 £350 +7.69% 329
UK excluding London +22 745 £300 -6.25% 228
London +65 450 £375 +15.38% 110
South East -6 197 £330 +7.32% 64
North of England +20 186 £300 -1.88% 55
Scotland +61 147 £275 -8.33% 5
East of England +20 91 £390 +56.00% 35
North East +31 76 £285 +32.56% 3
North West -18 73 £355 +1.28% 26
Midlands -30 64 £325 -13.33% 31
South West -29 41 £275 -15.38% 33
Yorkshire -9 40 £363 +11.54% 26
West Midlands -36 34 £360 -10.00% 21
East Midlands -2 30 £243 -15.65% 10
Wales -4 13 £277 -38.44% 4
Northern Ireland +37 10 £128 -63.57% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,155 (94.67%) DNS
2 858 (70.33%) Windows
3 830 (68.03%) Active Directory
4 649 (53.20%) Microsoft
5 515 (42.21%) VMware
6 514 (42.13%) Windows Server
7 408 (33.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 400 (32.79%) Citrix
9 369 (30.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 359 (29.43%) TCP/IP
11 321 (26.31%) Office 365
12 297 (24.34%) ITIL
13 283 (23.20%) Cisco
14 277 (22.70%) Security Cleared
15 270 (22.13%) Windows 7
16 266 (21.80%) Firewall
17 255 (20.90%) PowerShell
18 246 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
19 226 (18.52%) MS Exchange
20 221 (18.11%) Linux
21 218 (17.87%) SCCM
22 216 (17.70%) SC Cleared
23 214 (17.54%) Windows 10
24 191 (15.66%) XenApp
25 188 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
26 187 (15.33%) LAN
27 185 (15.16%) WAN
28 177 (14.51%) VPN
28 177 (14.51%) HP
28 177 (14.51%) Microsoft Office

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
1 226 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 109 (8.93%) IIS
3 103 (8.44%) Skype for Business
4 96 (7.87%) SharePoint
5 95 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (4.18%) Apache
8 36 (2.95%) Tomcat
9 34 (2.79%) nginx
10 33 (2.70%) WebSphere
11 32 (2.62%) Jetty
11 32 (2.62%) Mongrel
12 16 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.66%) Confluence
16 8 (0.66%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
18 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 177 (14.51%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.082%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.082%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.082%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.82%) RMDS
2 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.082%) Eikon
3 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 321 (26.31%) Office 365
2 150 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 37 (3.03%) IaaS
7 32 (2.62%) Google App Engine
8 22 (1.80%) Mimecast
9 19 (1.56%) G Suite
10 17 (1.39%) Yammer
11 14 (1.15%) PaaS
11 14 (1.15%) SaaS
12 12 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.82%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.41%) GitHub
17 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1,155 (94.67%) DNS
2 359 (29.43%) TCP/IP
3 266 (21.80%) Firewall
4 187 (15.33%) LAN
5 185 (15.16%) WAN
6 177 (14.51%) VPN
7 122 (10.00%) SAN
8 110 (9.02%) VLAN
9 103 (8.44%) IPsec
10 99 (8.11%) Wireless
11 97 (7.95%) FTP
12 89 (7.30%) Skype
13 87 (7.13%) SSL
14 81 (6.64%) HTTP
15 77 (6.31%) OSPF
16 74 (6.07%) VoIP
17 71 (5.82%) NetScaler
18 70 (5.74%) Remote Desktop
19 69 (5.66%) BGP
19 69 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.79%) MySQL
3 27 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 25 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 25 (2.05%) RDBMS
4 25 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.33%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.33%) MS Access
10 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.16%) Big Data
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.082%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 73 (5.98%) Jenkins
2 52 (4.26%) Travis CI
3 38 (3.11%) HP UFT
3 38 (3.11%) WinRunner
4 27 (2.21%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.13%) MSI
6 13 (1.07%) JIRA
7 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.33%) Subversion
9 3 (0.25%) Selenium
10 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.16%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.16%) GDB
10 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.16%) Toad
11 1 (0.082%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.082%) GitLab
11 1 (0.082%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.082%) RStudio
11 1 (0.082%) SoapUI
General
1 118 (9.67%) Finance
2 46 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.21%) Banking
3 27 (2.21%) Retail
4 23 (1.89%) Back Office
5 11 (0.90%) Spanish Language
6 10 (0.82%) Legal
7 9 (0.74%) Marketing
8 8 (0.66%) French Language
9 7 (0.57%) German Language
9 7 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.49%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.49%) Military
11 5 (0.41%) Publishing
12 3 (0.25%) Electronics
12 3 (0.25%) Games
12 3 (0.25%) Law
12 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 176 (14.43%) Support Engineer
2 173 (14.18%) Analyst
3 157 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 108 (8.85%) Network Engineer
5 82 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 71 (5.82%) IT Support
7 63 (5.16%) Architect
7 63 (5.16%) Support Analyst
8 57 (4.67%) Desktop Support
9 55 (4.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 55 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 54 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
11 53 (4.34%) IT Engineer
12 51 (4.18%) Administrator
12 51 (4.18%) Server Engineer
13 45 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
14 43 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 43 (3.52%) Service Analyst
15 42 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
16 41 (3.36%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.36%) LDAP
2 35 (2.87%) .NET
3 32 (2.62%) Servlets
4 31 (2.54%) J2EE
5 25 (2.05%) 802.1X
6 24 (1.97%) Web Services
7 15 (1.23%) JSON
8 10 (0.82%) HTML
8 10 (0.82%) SAML
9 9 (0.74%) OAuth
10 8 (0.66%) ADSI
11 6 (0.49%) Middleware
11 6 (0.49%) SQLAlchemy
12 5 (0.41%) Ajax
12 5 (0.41%) CGI
12 5 (0.41%) Rendezvous
13 4 (0.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 3 (0.25%) Apache Axis
14 3 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 3 (0.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 121 (9.92%) Clustering
3 104 (8.52%) PKI
4 65 (5.33%) Fat Client
4 65 (5.33%) Thin Client
5 54 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.61%) PDA
8 36 (2.95%) Blackberry
9 30 (2.46%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.46%) Replication
10 29 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
11 26 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.80%) iPhone
13 16 (1.31%) NHS
14 15 (1.23%) iPad
15 13 (1.07%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.82%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.66%) CMDB
17 8 (0.66%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 858 (70.33%) Windows
2 514 (42.13%) Windows Server
3 369 (30.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 270 (22.13%) Windows 7
5 246 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 221 (18.11%) Linux
7 214 (17.54%) Windows 10
8 188 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (5.74%) Windows 8
10 63 (5.16%) Apple iOS
11 45 (3.69%) Android
11 45 (3.69%) Unix
12 41 (3.36%) AIX
13 35 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (2.54%) Mac OS X
15 29 (2.38%) Windows Phone
15 29 (2.38%) Windows XP
16 27 (2.21%) Mac OS
17 26 (2.13%) Windows Phone 8
18 23 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (24.34%) ITIL
2 176 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 106 (8.69%) Configuration Management
4 99 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 86 (7.05%) DevOps
6 84 (6.89%) Migration
7 80 (6.56%) Change Management
8 77 (6.31%) Open Source
9 70 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (5.49%) Test Automation
11 60 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (4.75%) Incident Management
13 56 (4.59%) Problem Management
14 53 (4.34%) Project Management
14 53 (4.34%) Service Delivery
14 53 (4.34%) Software Delivery
15 50 (4.10%) Service Management
16 46 (3.77%) High Availability
17 44 (3.61%) Load Balancing
18 43 (3.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 255 (20.90%) PowerShell
2 165 (13.52%) SQL
3 62 (5.08%) Java
4 46 (3.77%) VBScript
5 45 (3.69%) C
6 41 (3.36%) Python
7 31 (2.54%) Perl
8 26 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.13%) VB
9 17 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.90%) Ruby
11 10 (0.82%) C++
12 8 (0.66%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.41%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.16%) C#
14 2 (0.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.16%) SystemTap
15 1 (0.082%) AWK
15 1 (0.082%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 277 (22.70%) Security Cleared
2 216 (17.70%) SC Cleared
3 129 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 117 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (7.05%) Degree
6 80 (6.56%) CCNP
7 63 (5.16%) MCSE
8 50 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 46 (3.77%) DV Cleared
10 45 (3.69%) CCNA
11 44 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 43 (3.52%) MCSA
13 39 (3.20%) ISTQB
14 34 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
14 34 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (1.97%) CCIE
16 21 (1.72%) MCP
17 17 (1.39%) DBS Check
17 17 (1.39%) MCITP
18 15 (1.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.02%) SLA
2 41 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.80%) GDPR
4 15 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.41%) PMO
6 5 (0.41%) QA
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.082%) GCP
9 1 (0.082%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.082%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 830 (68.03%) Active Directory
2 408 (33.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (15.66%) XenApp
4 137 (11.23%) Hyper-V
5 132 (10.82%) VMware ESXi
6 125 (10.25%) vSphere
7 106 (8.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 102 (8.36%) XenDesktop
9 60 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 51 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (4.10%) XenServer
12 41 (3.36%) Docker
13 35 (2.87%) Xen
14 34 (2.79%) VMware NSX
15 21 (1.72%) DFS Replication
16 19 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
17 18 (1.48%) BitLocker
18 15 (1.23%) Terminal Services
19 14 (1.15%) NFS
20 11 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 218 (17.87%) SCCM
2 95 (7.79%) Puppet
3 78 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (5.82%) McAfee ePO
5 64 (5.25%) WSUS
6 53 (4.34%) Ansible
6 53 (4.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 52 (4.26%) SCOM
8 43 (3.52%) vCenter Server
9 42 (3.44%) HP ALM
10 34 (2.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 34 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
11 32 (2.62%) AirWatch
12 30 (2.46%) Backup Exec
13 27 (2.21%) XenMobile
14 25 (2.05%) SAP Afaria
15 24 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 22 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (1.56%) NetBackup
17 19 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 649 (53.20%) Microsoft
2 515 (42.21%) VMware
3 400 (32.79%) Citrix
4 283 (23.20%) Cisco
5 177 (14.51%) HP
6 136 (11.15%) Ivanti
7 123 (10.08%) McAfee
8 87 (7.13%) Apple
9 75 (6.15%) Dell
10 69 (5.66%) CheckPoint
11 60 (4.92%) Veritas
12 56 (4.59%) SolarWinds
13 49 (4.02%) Google
13 49 (4.02%) Symantec
14 46 (3.77%) NetApp
14 46 (3.77%) SAP
15 43 (3.52%) Juniper
16 38 (3.11%) ThinPrint
17 36 (2.95%) Infoblox
18 34 (2.79%) ServiceNow