Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 202 214
Rank change year-on-year -46 +12 -1
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1002 1373 1346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.29% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.31% 8.19% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 886 779
UK median daily rate £315 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £125 £175 £163
90th Percentile £475 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £325 £318
% change year-on-year -3.23% +2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 119 117
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +55.56% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.64 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -26.29% +55.56% +1.41%

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 13702 16763 15796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8317 10190 9033
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £580 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 848 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £24.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +20.38% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -45 911 £325 - 219
UK excluding London -45 648 £315 -3.23% 157
London -35 316 £344 -9.59% 72
South East +20 246 £334 -1.11% 50
North of England -69 132 £288 +0.88% 43
Midlands +40 85 £350 +3.32% 26
North West +15 81 £300 -25.00% 22
South West -30 67 £275 -15.38% 12
East of England +2 66 £225 -30.77% 16
West Midlands +39 56 £370 +12.12% 16
Scotland -27 40 £300 -6.25% 8
North East -40 32 £270 +3.85% 8
East Midlands +9 29 £288 -28.13% 10
Yorkshire -12 19 £320 -24.71% 13
Wales -11 9 £425 +17.24% 1
Northern Ireland -49 5 £350 +75.00% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 924 (92.22%) DNS
2 708 (70.66%) Windows
3 699 (69.76%) Active Directory
4 448 (44.71%) Microsoft
5 399 (39.82%) VMware
6 371 (37.03%) Windows Server
7 326 (32.53%) TCP/IP
8 275 (27.45%) Cisco
9 272 (27.15%) Firewall
10 241 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 240 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 232 (23.15%) Citrix
12 232 (23.15%) ITIL
13 231 (23.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 228 (22.75%) WAN
15 223 (22.26%) LAN
16 213 (21.26%) Office 365
17 198 (19.76%) MS Exchange
18 189 (18.86%) VPN
19 181 (18.06%) Linux
20 174 (17.37%) SCCM
21 165 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 162 (16.17%) PowerShell
23 159 (15.87%) Windows 7
24 146 (14.57%) Hyper-V
25 130 (12.97%) SQL Server
26 129 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
27 124 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
28 121 (12.08%) SAN
29 119 (11.88%) 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
1 198 (19.76%) MS Exchange
2 96 (9.58%) IIS
3 88 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (5.69%) SharePoint
5 52 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (5.09%) Skype for Business
7 44 (4.39%) Tomcat
8 42 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (3.69%) Apache
10 17 (1.70%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.60%) nginx
11 16 (1.60%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.50%) Jetty
12 15 (1.50%) Mongrel
13 14 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.30%) JBoss
14 13 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 129 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.60%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.60%) HipChat
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.100%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.100%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.100%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.100%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.60%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 213 (21.26%) Office 365
2 94 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.60%) IaaS
6 15 (1.50%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.30%) G Suite
8 12 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.10%) PaaS
9 11 (1.10%) SaaS
10 8 (0.80%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.40%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.100%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 924 (92.22%) DNS
2 326 (32.53%) TCP/IP
3 272 (27.15%) Firewall
4 228 (22.75%) WAN
5 223 (22.26%) LAN
6 189 (18.86%) VPN
7 121 (12.08%) SAN
8 106 (10.58%) Wireless
9 99 (9.88%) VLAN
10 86 (8.58%) MPLS
11 77 (7.68%) LDAP
12 69 (6.89%) VoIP
13 64 (6.39%) Network Security
14 59 (5.89%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (5.29%) IPsec
17 48 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
18 47 (4.69%) BGP
19 46 (4.59%) Cisco Nexus
20 45 (4.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (0.80%) MS Access
6 8 (0.80%) MySQL
7 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.20%) GIS
9 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.100%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.100%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.100%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.100%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.40%) Travis CI
4 8 (0.80%) JIRA
5 6 (0.60%) Maven
6 5 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.50%) git-flow
6 5 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.30%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.30%) Toad
8 2 (0.20%) MSI
8 2 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.100%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.100%) TestDirector
General
1 91 (9.08%) Finance
2 35 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.09%) Banking
4 20 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.00%) Retail
5 15 (1.50%) Back Office
5 15 (1.50%) Legal
6 13 (1.30%) Law
7 11 (1.10%) Billing
8 10 (1.00%) Publishing
9 8 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.80%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.70%) German Language
11 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.60%) Local Government
12 4 (0.40%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 3 (0.30%) Military
13 3 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 160 (15.97%) Analyst
2 104 (10.38%) Network Engineer
2 104 (10.38%) Support Engineer
3 91 (9.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (6.79%) Desktop Support
5 62 (6.19%) Support Analyst
6 60 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 56 (5.59%) Windows Engineer
8 55 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 53 (5.29%) Administrator
10 49 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
11 46 (4.59%) IT Support
12 41 (4.09%) Consultant
12 41 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (3.89%) Desktop Engineer
13 39 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
14 37 (3.69%) Active Directory Engineer
15 36 (3.59%) Service Analyst
15 36 (3.59%) Wintel Engineer
16 35 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.29%) .NET
2 28 (2.79%) 802.1X
3 22 (2.20%) Web Services
4 15 (1.50%) J2EE
4 15 (1.50%) Servlets
5 10 (1.00%) HTML
6 7 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.70%) Middleware
7 6 (0.60%) jQuery
7 6 (0.60%) Node.js
8 5 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.50%) JSON
8 5 (0.50%) XML
9 3 (0.30%) LAMP
9 3 (0.30%) RFC 2544
9 3 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.20%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.20%) RESTful
10 2 (0.20%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 111 (11.08%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.19%) Clustering
4 50 (4.99%) Replication
5 37 (3.69%) Computer Science
6 35 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.09%) PKI
8 27 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (2.59%) Blackberry
10 20 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.90%) PDA
12 15 (1.50%) Driving Licence
13 14 (1.40%) iPhone
14 12 (1.20%) Public Cloud
15 10 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 10 (1.00%) iPad
15 10 (1.00%) NHS
16 9 (0.90%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.90%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 708 (70.66%) Windows
2 371 (37.03%) Windows Server
3 240 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 231 (23.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 181 (18.06%) Linux
6 159 (15.87%) Windows 7
7 124 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 119 (11.88%) Windows 10
9 60 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (5.99%) Unix
10 45 (4.49%) Windows 8
11 31 (3.09%) Windows XP
12 30 (2.99%) CentOS
13 27 (2.69%) Apple iOS
13 27 (2.69%) Solaris
14 23 (2.30%) Android
15 10 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.90%) SUSE
17 8 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (23.15%) ITIL
2 94 (9.38%) Migration
3 70 (6.99%) DevOps
4 62 (6.19%) Change Management
4 62 (6.19%) Configuration Management
5 61 (6.09%) Incident Management
5 61 (6.09%) Problem Management
6 54 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (5.39%) Service Delivery
7 53 (5.29%) Project Management
8 49 (4.89%) Open Source
9 45 (4.49%) Network Design
10 40 (3.99%) Mobile Device Management
11 39 (3.89%) Network Management
11 39 (3.89%) Service Management
12 36 (3.59%) Load Balancing
13 35 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (3.49%) High Availability
14 27 (2.69%) Server Building
15 26 (2.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 162 (16.17%) PowerShell
2 95 (9.48%) SQL
3 58 (5.79%) Python
4 43 (4.29%) Bash Shell
5 35 (3.49%) Perl
6 28 (2.79%) Java
7 27 (2.69%) VBScript
8 17 (1.70%) Korn
9 11 (1.10%) VB
10 9 (0.90%) C
10 9 (0.90%) C-shell
11 8 (0.80%) C#
12 7 (0.70%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.60%) Ruby
13 6 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.50%) Delphi
14 5 (0.50%) Groovy
14 5 (0.50%) PHP
15 3 (0.30%) Go
16 2 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 165 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (11.38%) Security Cleared
3 109 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (8.38%) MCSE
5 77 (7.68%) Degree
6 73 (7.29%) SC Cleared
7 67 (6.69%) CCNP
8 59 (5.89%) CCNA
9 43 (4.29%) MCSA
10 38 (3.79%) MCP
11 35 (3.49%) MCDST
12 32 (3.19%) MCITP
13 24 (2.40%) DV Cleared
14 23 (2.30%) CCIE
15 22 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 21 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 20 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
17 20 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (1.80%) DBS Check
19 17 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.99%) SLA
2 19 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.70%) QA
6 4 (0.40%) PMO
7 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.20%) GCP
9 1 (0.100%) GDPR
9 1 (0.100%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.100%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.100%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 699 (69.76%) Active Directory
2 241 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (14.57%) Hyper-V
4 103 (10.28%) XenApp
5 91 (9.08%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (5.29%) vSphere
7 49 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (3.99%) XenDesktop
9 36 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.40%) XenServer
11 17 (1.70%) NFS
11 17 (1.70%) Terminal Services
11 17 (1.70%) Xen
12 15 (1.50%) Docker
12 15 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.20%) ProxySG
13 12 (1.20%) Samba
14 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 174 (17.37%) SCCM
2 72 (7.19%) SCOM
3 55 (5.49%) NetBackup
4 52 (5.19%) Puppet
5 47 (4.69%) WSUS
6 41 (4.09%) Ansible
7 29 (2.89%) Backup Exec
8 23 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (2.00%) AirWatch
11 19 (1.90%) vCenter Server
12 18 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
13 16 (1.60%) Nagios
14 12 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 9 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (0.90%) Kubernetes
16 8 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 6 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 448 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 399 (39.82%) VMware
3 275 (27.45%) Cisco
4 232 (23.15%) Citrix
5 119 (11.88%) HP
6 71 (7.09%) Juniper
7 62 (6.19%) Dell
8 60 (5.99%) Red Hat
9 59 (5.89%) CheckPoint
10 56 (5.59%) Oracle
11 47 (4.69%) NetApp
12 43 (4.29%) Symantec
13 42 (4.19%) SolarWinds
14 41 (4.09%) Apple
15 39 (3.89%) F5
16 35 (3.49%) McAfee
17 34 (3.39%) Google
17 34 (3.39%) Veeam
18 32 (3.19%) Palo Alto
19 29 (2.89%) Meraki