Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 202 225
Rank change year-on-year -47 +23 -22
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1063 1351 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.28% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 8.28% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 849 761
UK median daily rate £314 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.85% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £170
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 120 111
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +55.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.35 £13.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £46.73 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -32.14% +57.75% -6.58%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -44 968 £323 -4.44% 195
UK excluding London -32 694 £313 -3.85% 117
London -57 335 £340 -9.33% 82
South East +36 255 £350 +7.69% 31
North of England -76 131 £278 -8.26% 39
Midlands +38 92 £365 +2.10% 21
North West +2 80 £265 -29.33% 24
East of England -5 79 £250 -23.08% 15
South West -22 77 £311 -4.23% 7
West Midlands +47 63 £365 +7.35% 17
Scotland -38 45 £313 -2.34% 2
North East -39 32 £275 +8.91% 4
East Midlands -7 29 £350 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire -22 19 £300 -29.41% 11
Wales +16 13 £356 -5.00% 2
Northern Ireland -37 5 £350 +75.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 975 (91.72%) DNS
2 758 (71.31%) Windows
3 737 (69.33%) Active Directory
4 463 (43.56%) Microsoft
5 419 (39.42%) VMware
6 387 (36.41%) Windows Server
7 346 (32.55%) TCP/IP
8 318 (29.92%) Cisco
9 294 (27.66%) Firewall
10 269 (25.31%) Citrix
11 255 (23.99%) ITIL
12 253 (23.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 252 (23.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 251 (23.61%) WAN
15 246 (23.14%) Office 365
16 245 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
17 231 (21.73%) LAN
18 213 (20.04%) Linux
19 208 (19.57%) VPN
20 201 (18.91%) SCCM
21 195 (18.34%) MS Exchange
22 179 (16.84%) Windows 7
23 174 (16.37%) PowerShell
24 166 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
25 163 (15.33%) Hyper-V
26 148 (13.92%) SAN
27 141 (13.26%) Windows 10
28 136 (12.79%) HP
29 130 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
30 125 (11.76%) 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
1 195 (18.34%) MS Exchange
2 86 (8.09%) IIS
3 78 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (6.49%) Skype for Business
5 54 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 52 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (3.95%) Tomcat
9 41 (3.86%) Apache
10 21 (1.98%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.88%) nginx
12 18 (1.69%) Jetty
12 18 (1.69%) Mongrel
13 16 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (1.03%) JBoss
16 11 (1.03%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.94%) Confluence
18 8 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 130 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.56%) HipChat
5 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.094%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.094%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.56%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 246 (23.14%) Office 365
2 106 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (1.88%) Google App Engine
7 16 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.51%) IaaS
8 15 (1.41%) G Suite
9 12 (1.13%) SaaS
10 11 (1.03%) PaaS
11 10 (0.94%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.56%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 975 (91.72%) DNS
2 346 (32.55%) TCP/IP
3 294 (27.66%) Firewall
4 251 (23.61%) WAN
5 231 (21.73%) LAN
6 208 (19.57%) VPN
7 148 (13.92%) SAN
8 114 (10.72%) Wireless
9 109 (10.25%) VLAN
10 82 (7.71%) MPLS
11 81 (7.62%) VoIP
12 74 (6.96%) LDAP
13 69 (6.49%) Network Security
14 66 (6.21%) SSL
15 65 (6.11%) IPsec
16 57 (5.36%) BGP
17 56 (5.27%) Remote Desktop
18 55 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
19 54 (5.08%) OSPF
20 53 (4.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (11.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.41%) MySQL
6 10 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 10 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.19%) GIS
12 2 (0.19%) MS Access
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (3.29%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.69%) Travis CI
4 14 (1.32%) JIRA
5 6 (0.56%) Maven
6 5 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.47%) git-flow
6 5 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.38%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.28%) MSI
8 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.19%) Toad
9 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.094%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.094%) Selenium
10 1 (0.094%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.094%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.094%) Subversion
General
1 84 (7.90%) Finance
2 41 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.82%) Banking
4 24 (2.26%) Retail
5 22 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.41%) Legal
7 14 (1.32%) Law
8 11 (1.03%) Back Office
9 10 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.85%) Billing
10 9 (0.85%) German Language
10 9 (0.85%) Publishing
11 5 (0.47%) Local Government
11 5 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.38%) French Language
12 4 (0.38%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.28%) Marketing
13 3 (0.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 158 (14.86%) Analyst
2 133 (12.51%) Network Engineer
3 114 (10.72%) Support Engineer
4 100 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (6.21%) Windows Engineer
6 65 (6.11%) Desktop Support
7 61 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 59 (5.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 59 (5.55%) Support Analyst
9 54 (5.08%) Administrator
10 49 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
11 47 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
12 46 (4.33%) IT Support
13 44 (4.14%) Service Analyst
14 43 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
15 41 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
16 39 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
17 38 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
17 38 (3.57%) Architect
17 38 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.10%) .NET
2 24 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 22 (2.07%) Web Services
4 20 (1.88%) Servlets
5 19 (1.79%) J2EE
6 13 (1.22%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.66%) LAMP
7 7 (0.66%) Node.js
8 6 (0.56%) Middleware
9 5 (0.47%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.47%) HTML
9 5 (0.47%) JSON
9 5 (0.47%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.28%) RFC 2544
10 3 (0.28%) WAP
10 3 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.19%) CGI
11 2 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.19%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.25%) Data Centre
2 71 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (6.02%) Replication
4 59 (5.55%) Clustering
5 47 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.39%) PKI
7 31 (2.92%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.73%) Blackberry
9 19 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.51%) iPhone
10 16 (1.51%) PDA
11 14 (1.32%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.13%) NHS
14 10 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.94%) iPad
14 10 (0.94%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 758 (71.31%) Windows
2 387 (36.41%) Windows Server
3 252 (23.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 245 (23.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 213 (20.04%) Linux
6 179 (16.84%) Windows 7
7 141 (13.26%) Windows 10
8 116 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (5.36%) Unix
11 50 (4.70%) CentOS
11 50 (4.70%) Windows 8
12 34 (3.20%) Windows XP
13 31 (2.92%) Solaris
14 28 (2.63%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.98%) Android
16 14 (1.32%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.13%) SUSE
18 11 (1.03%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (23.99%) ITIL
2 101 (9.50%) Migration
3 75 (7.06%) DevOps
4 68 (6.40%) Change Management
5 65 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 61 (5.74%) Incident Management
7 60 (5.64%) Configuration Management
7 60 (5.64%) Open Source
8 59 (5.55%) Service Delivery
9 58 (5.46%) Problem Management
10 46 (4.33%) Project Management
11 45 (4.23%) Load Balancing
11 45 (4.23%) Service Management
12 44 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (4.14%) Network Design
13 43 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
14 40 (3.76%) Network Management
15 35 (3.29%) High Availability
16 34 (3.20%) Mobile Device Management
17 33 (3.10%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 174 (16.37%) PowerShell
2 100 (9.41%) SQL
3 67 (6.30%) Python
4 54 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 37 (3.48%) Perl
6 35 (3.29%) Java
7 24 (2.26%) VBScript
8 17 (1.60%) Korn
9 10 (0.94%) C
9 10 (0.94%) Ruby
10 9 (0.85%) C-shell
11 6 (0.56%) PHP
11 6 (0.56%) VB
12 5 (0.47%) Groovy
12 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.28%) C#
13 3 (0.28%) Go
14 1 (0.094%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.094%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.094%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 115 (10.82%) Security Cleared
4 92 (8.65%) MCSE
5 72 (6.77%) Degree
6 71 (6.68%) SC Cleared
7 69 (6.49%) CCNP
8 64 (6.02%) CCNA
9 48 (4.52%) MCSA
10 40 (3.76%) MCP
11 36 (3.39%) MCDST
12 33 (3.10%) MCITP
13 31 (2.92%) DV Cleared
14 30 (2.82%) CCIE
15 29 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 21 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (1.79%) DBS Check
19 16 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
20 14 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.27%) SLA
2 15 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.28%) GDPR
5 3 (0.28%) PMO
6 2 (0.19%) GCP
6 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.19%) QA
7 1 (0.094%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 737 (69.33%) Active Directory
2 253 (23.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (15.33%) Hyper-V
4 115 (10.82%) XenApp
5 107 (10.07%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (6.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 64 (6.02%) vSphere
8 47 (4.42%) XenDesktop
9 35 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (2.73%) XenServer
11 26 (2.45%) NFS
12 23 (2.16%) Xen
13 21 (1.98%) Terminal Services
14 18 (1.69%) Docker
15 16 (1.51%) BitLocker
15 16 (1.51%) Samba
16 12 (1.13%) ProxySG
17 11 (1.03%) iptables
17 11 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
18 10 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 201 (18.91%) SCCM
2 82 (7.71%) SCOM
3 53 (4.99%) Puppet
4 44 (4.14%) NetBackup
5 43 (4.05%) WSUS
6 39 (3.67%) Ansible
7 36 (3.39%) Backup Exec
8 28 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
8 28 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (2.16%) vCenter Server
10 20 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (1.69%) Nagios
12 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.41%) AirWatch
14 13 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 11 (1.03%) WMI
16 10 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
17 9 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
17 9 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 463 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 419 (39.42%) VMware
3 318 (29.92%) Cisco
4 269 (25.31%) Citrix
5 136 (12.79%) HP
6 81 (7.62%) Juniper
7 67 (6.30%) CheckPoint
8 65 (6.11%) NetApp
8 65 (6.11%) Red Hat
9 64 (6.02%) Dell
10 55 (5.17%) SolarWinds
11 47 (4.42%) Oracle
12 46 (4.33%) Apple
13 44 (4.14%) McAfee
14 43 (4.05%) Symantec
15 41 (3.86%) Google
16 39 (3.67%) Veeam
17 38 (3.57%) F5
18 30 (2.82%) Fortinet
19 29 (2.73%) Sophos