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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
UK
Rank 260 224 213
Rank change year-on-year -36 -11  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 399 572 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.08% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 7.34% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 345 347
Median daily rate £350 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £339
% change year-on-year - +0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 57
Median hourly rate £27.38 £20.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.56% +10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year +29.60% +24.26%  

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 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -41 368 £350 - 201
London -9 135 £370 -1.33% 64
South East -67 77 £356 +6.34% 43
South West +7 32 £338 +3.05% 9
East of England +3 26 £388 -3.12% 18
East Midlands -3 25 £313 -6.71% 8
Yorkshire +15 24 £425 -10.52% 23
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £500 +96.07% 5
Milton Keynes +12 20 £500 +25.00% 3
City of London -1 19 £326 -13.20% 13
North West -15 18 £319 -15.00% 19
North East -1 17 £290 +16.00% 6
Berkshire -10 17 £310 -12.05% 11
Hampshire -34 17 £300 -9.01% 13
South Yorkshire +10 15 £463 -2.63% 3
Tyne and Wear -6 15 £290 +23.40% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 14 £290 +23.40% 4
Derbyshire -2 14 £358 +2.14%
Gloucestershire +10 12 £144 -26.28% 1
West Midlands +8 12 £425 +6.25% 11
Essex -7 12 £425 -2.85%
Sheffield +6 11 £500 +2.56% 1
Derby 0 11 £400 +14.28%
Manchester +1 9 £550 +29.41% 9
Surrey -21 9 £210 -36.36% 3
Cambridgeshire - 9 £300 - 9
West Yorkshire +10 8 £305 -30.28% 18
Bristol +6 8 £305 - 3
Leicestershire -2 8 £255 +2.00%
Scotland -3 8 £400 +4.91% 7

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 950 (93.41%) DNS
2 689 (67.75%) Windows
3 647 (63.62%) Active Directory
4 459 (45.13%) Microsoft
5 378 (37.17%) VMware
6 369 (36.28%) Windows Server
7 322 (31.66%) TCP/IP
8 297 (29.20%) Cisco
9 294 (28.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 275 (27.04%) Firewall
11 251 (24.68%) LAN
12 250 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 234 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 226 (22.22%) Security Cleared
15 210 (20.65%) WAN
16 207 (20.35%) ITIL
17 205 (20.16%) SCCM
18 201 (19.76%) Citrix
19 178 (17.50%) Windows 7
20 173 (17.01%) Linux
21 168 (16.52%) MS Exchange
21 168 (16.52%) SC Cleared
22 163 (16.03%) PowerShell
23 160 (15.73%) SQL Server
24 158 (15.54%) VPN
25 157 (15.44%) SQL
26 154 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
27 150 (14.75%) Office 365
28 140 (13.77%) Hyper-V
29 135 (13.27%) MS Excel

DHCP
Top Related 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 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 112 (11.01%) IIS
3 92 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (7.47%) Skype for Business
5 74 (7.28%) SharePoint
6 57 (5.60%) Apache
7 51 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (4.03%) nginx
9 38 (3.74%) Tomcat
10 26 (2.56%) Jetty
10 26 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 25 (2.46%) Mongrel
12 19 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.57%) JBoss
15 13 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (1.18%) IBM Notes
17 11 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 135 (13.27%) MS Excel
2 120 (11.80%) MS Office
3 14 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.098%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.098%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 150 (14.75%) Office 365
2 103 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (2.75%) IaaS
5 26 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (2.46%) Google App Engine
7 19 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.57%) SaaS
9 13 (1.28%) PaaS
10 11 (1.08%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.59%) Yammer
15 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.29%) G Suite
16 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
17 2 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 950 (93.41%) DNS
2 322 (31.66%) TCP/IP
3 275 (27.04%) Firewall
4 251 (24.68%) LAN
5 210 (20.65%) WAN
6 158 (15.54%) VPN
7 106 (10.42%) SAN
8 98 (9.64%) Wireless
9 85 (8.36%) Internet
10 83 (8.16%) Network Security
11 80 (7.87%) VLAN
12 78 (7.67%) IPsec
13 77 (7.57%) SSL
14 72 (7.08%) VoIP
15 69 (6.78%) MPLS
16 65 (6.39%) HTTP
17 55 (5.41%) Skype
18 54 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
19 53 (5.21%) FTP
20 52 (5.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 18 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.67%) MySQL
6 17 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.59%) MS Access
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.49%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (5.01%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.85%) Travis CI
3 25 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.69%) Subversion
5 6 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.39%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.39%) JIRA
6 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.29%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.29%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.29%) Gitweb
7 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.20%) MSI
8 2 (0.20%) Toad
8 2 (0.20%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.098%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.098%) Selenium
9 1 (0.098%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.098%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (10.72%) Finance
2 34 (3.34%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.05%) Banking
3 31 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 25 (2.46%) Back Office
5 15 (1.47%) Retail
6 13 (1.28%) Billing
7 11 (1.08%) Law
8 9 (0.88%) Publishing
9 7 (0.69%) Marketing
10 6 (0.59%) Front Office
11 5 (0.49%) Games
12 4 (0.39%) Advertising
12 4 (0.39%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) French Language
12 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 131 (12.88%) Support Engineer
2 122 (12.00%) Analyst
3 93 (9.14%) Architect
3 93 (9.14%) Network Engineer
4 89 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 63 (6.19%) Consultant
6 56 (5.51%) Administrator
7 55 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 47 (4.62%) Desktop Support
9 41 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 41 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 41 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 41 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
10 38 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
11 36 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
11 36 (3.54%) Technical Architect
12 35 (3.44%) Server Engineer
13 33 (3.24%) IT Support
14 32 (3.15%) Cisco Engineer
15 31 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.54%) .NET
2 25 (2.46%) Servlets
3 24 (2.36%) J2EE
4 21 (2.06%) 802.1X
5 17 (1.67%) Web Services
6 13 (1.28%) LAMP
7 7 (0.69%) Middleware
8 6 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.49%) ADSI
9 5 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.49%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (0.39%) HTML
10 4 (0.39%) JSON
11 3 (0.29%) OAuth
11 3 (0.29%) SAML
11 3 (0.29%) XML
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.20%) Spring
12 2 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (12.88%) Data Centre
2 70 (6.88%) Clustering
3 63 (6.19%) PKI
4 62 (6.10%) Management Information System
5 60 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.24%) Replication
7 32 (3.15%) Fat Client
7 32 (3.15%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.77%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.57%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.38%) PDA
12 12 (1.18%) NHS
12 12 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 10 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.98%) EPoS
14 10 (0.98%) iPad
14 10 (0.98%) Smartphone
15 9 (0.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 689 (67.75%) Windows
2 369 (36.28%) Windows Server
3 294 (28.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 234 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 178 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 173 (17.01%) Linux
7 154 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 125 (12.29%) Windows 10
9 82 (8.06%) Unix
10 53 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (4.13%) Windows 8
12 40 (3.93%) Windows XP
13 37 (3.64%) Solaris
14 34 (3.34%) Android
15 31 (3.05%) Mac OS X
16 30 (2.95%) Apple iOS
17 23 (2.26%) CentOS
18 16 (1.57%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.98%) SUSE
20 8 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (20.35%) ITIL
2 120 (11.80%) Migration
3 87 (8.55%) Configuration Management
4 83 (8.16%) DevOps
5 55 (5.41%) Change Management
6 50 (4.92%) Load Balancing
7 48 (4.72%) Incident Management
7 48 (4.72%) Mobile Device Management
8 46 (4.52%) Network Management
9 45 (4.42%) Problem Management
10 44 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (4.33%) Open Source
11 40 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (3.93%) Project Management
12 38 (3.74%) Server Building
13 36 (3.54%) Information Security
13 36 (3.54%) Network Design
13 36 (3.54%) Service Delivery
13 36 (3.54%) Service Management
14 35 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 163 (16.03%) PowerShell
2 157 (15.44%) SQL
3 49 (4.82%) Java
3 49 (4.82%) Perl
4 46 (4.52%) Python
5 32 (3.15%) C
6 27 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 20 (1.97%) VBScript
8 16 (1.57%) VB
9 12 (1.18%) Korn
10 11 (1.08%) Ruby
10 11 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.88%) C#
12 7 (0.69%) PHP
13 6 (0.59%) C++
14 5 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
17 1 (0.098%) Go
Qualifications
1 226 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 168 (16.52%) SC Cleared
3 130 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (7.67%) CCNP
6 69 (6.78%) CCNA
7 51 (5.01%) MCSE
8 43 (4.23%) Degree
9 32 (3.15%) MCSA
10 31 (3.05%) CCIE
11 29 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (2.56%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.06%) DBS Check
14 20 (1.97%) MCDST
15 18 (1.77%) MCITP
16 12 (1.18%) JNCIP
17 11 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (1.08%) MCP
18 9 (0.88%) CCDA
18 9 (0.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.51%) SLA
2 21 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.79%) QA
5 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.098%) BS7799
7 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.098%) GDPR
7 1 (0.098%) GxP
7 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 647 (63.62%) Active Directory
2 250 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (13.77%) Hyper-V
4 109 (10.72%) XenApp
5 70 (6.88%) vSphere
6 64 (6.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 59 (5.80%) XenDesktop
8 49 (4.82%) VMware ESX
9 32 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (2.36%) NFS
11 24 (2.36%) Xen
12 18 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (1.57%) Firmware
13 16 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (1.47%) Terminal Services
14 15 (1.47%) XenServer
15 14 (1.38%) ISA Server
16 11 (1.08%) FreeRADIUS
16 11 (1.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 205 (20.16%) SCCM
2 82 (8.06%) SCOM
3 79 (7.77%) Puppet
4 56 (5.51%) Nagios
5 45 (4.42%) WSUS
6 42 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 32 (3.15%) Ansible
9 31 (3.05%) NetBackup
10 28 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
11 27 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (2.06%) Backup Exec
13 20 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 18 (1.77%) HP SiteScope
15 16 (1.57%) PowerCLI
15 16 (1.57%) vRealize
16 15 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (1.28%) AirWatch
17 13 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 459 (45.13%) Microsoft
2 378 (37.17%) VMware
3 297 (29.20%) Cisco
4 201 (19.76%) Citrix
5 100 (9.83%) HP
6 82 (8.06%) CheckPoint
7 74 (7.28%) Dell
8 69 (6.78%) Juniper
9 65 (6.39%) Oracle
10 58 (5.70%) Apple
10 58 (5.70%) F5
11 56 (5.51%) Red Hat
12 48 (4.72%) Symantec
13 45 (4.42%) Palo Alto
14 40 (3.93%) NetApp
15 33 (3.24%) Google
16 32 (3.15%) Infoblox
17 31 (3.05%) SolarWinds
18 29 (2.85%) EMC
19 27 (2.65%) AppSense
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