Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 194 210
Rank change year-on-year -67 +16 +6
Contract jobs citing DHCP 973 1404 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.32% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 8.38% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 899 805
UK median daily rate £311 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £126 £175 £163
90th Percentile £475 £488 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 120 125
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +55.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.43 £13.95 £10.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.88 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -28.57% +49.33% +11.94%

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 13538 16751 16020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.81% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8172 10188 9108
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £195 £220 £207
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 834 1033
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +23.85% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -24.08% +23.85% +1.38%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -38 892 £320 -1.54% 153
UK excluding London -41 650 £313 -3.85% 112
London -54 289 £325 -13.33% 45
South East +25 241 £325 -7.14% 27
North of England -83 142 £300 +7.14% 42
Midlands +46 88 £365 +8.15% 22
North West +18 82 £350 -12.50% 30
South West -26 69 £275 -16.03% 6
East of England +10 63 £213 -34.62% 11
West Midlands +44 56 £375 +25.00% 13
Scotland -42 39 £300 -7.69%
North East -42 35 £270 +3.85% 1
East Midlands +2 32 £288 -28.13% 8
Yorkshire +5 25 £325 -27.78% 11
Wales -24 5 £450 +28.57% 2
Northern Ireland -51 4 £350 +75.00% 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 892 (91.68%) DNS
2 676 (69.48%) Windows
3 670 (68.86%) Active Directory
4 425 (43.68%) Microsoft
5 381 (39.16%) VMware
6 361 (37.10%) Windows Server
7 321 (32.99%) TCP/IP
8 276 (28.37%) Cisco
9 268 (27.54%) Firewall
10 237 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 222 (22.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 221 (22.71%) ITIL
13 220 (22.61%) LAN
14 216 (22.20%) WAN
15 214 (21.99%) Citrix
16 211 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 190 (19.53%) VPN
18 189 (19.42%) MS Exchange
19 185 (19.01%) Office 365
20 167 (17.16%) Linux
21 159 (16.34%) SCCM
22 157 (16.14%) Windows 7
23 144 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
24 138 (14.18%) Hyper-V
25 136 (13.98%) PowerShell
26 132 (13.57%) SQL Server
27 128 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
28 124 (12.74%) Microsoft Office
29 123 (12.64%) HP
30 122 (12.54%) Security Cleared

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
1 189 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 94 (9.66%) IIS
3 90 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (6.27%) SharePoint
5 58 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (5.04%) Skype for Business
7 42 (4.32%) Tomcat
8 37 (3.80%) Apache
8 37 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (1.85%) OpenStack
10 17 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.54%) nginx
11 15 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.54%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.44%) JBoss
12 14 (1.44%) Jetty
12 14 (1.44%) Mongrel
13 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 124 (12.74%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.72%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.21%) HipChat
7 2 (0.21%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.21%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 185 (19.01%) Office 365
2 87 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.44%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.34%) IaaS
8 11 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.13%) G Suite
8 11 (1.13%) SaaS
9 8 (0.82%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.82%) PaaS
10 7 (0.72%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 892 (91.68%) DNS
2 321 (32.99%) TCP/IP
3 268 (27.54%) Firewall
4 220 (22.61%) LAN
5 216 (22.20%) WAN
6 190 (19.53%) VPN
7 112 (11.51%) Wireless
8 106 (10.89%) SAN
9 91 (9.35%) VLAN
10 87 (8.94%) MPLS
11 68 (6.99%) LDAP
12 66 (6.78%) Network Security
13 64 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
14 63 (6.47%) VoIP
14 63 (6.47%) Wi-Fi
15 58 (5.96%) IPsec
16 55 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (5.24%) OSPF
18 48 (4.93%) BGP
19 46 (4.73%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.13%) MS Access
4 11 (1.13%) RDBMS
4 11 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.92%) MySQL
6 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.21%) GIS
8 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.10%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.34%) Travis CI
4 9 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.41%) JIRA
8 3 (0.31%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.31%) Toad
8 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.21%) git-flow
9 2 (0.21%) Maven
9 2 (0.21%) MSI
9 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.10%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.10%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.10%) TestDirector
General
1 83 (8.53%) Finance
2 36 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.98%) Banking
4 21 (2.16%) Back Office
5 19 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.85%) Retail
7 11 (1.13%) Law
7 11 (1.13%) Legal
8 10 (1.03%) Billing
9 8 (0.82%) Publishing
9 8 (0.82%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.51%) German Language
11 5 (0.51%) Local Government
12 3 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.31%) French Language
12 3 (0.31%) Military
12 3 (0.31%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 151 (15.52%) Analyst
2 101 (10.38%) Network Engineer
3 100 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 88 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (7.19%) Desktop Support
6 63 (6.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 59 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 56 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 56 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
9 51 (5.24%) IT Support
10 50 (5.14%) Administrator
11 48 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
12 41 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
13 37 (3.80%) Consultant
14 36 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
15 34 (3.49%) Server Engineer
16 33 (3.39%) Active Directory Engineer
16 33 (3.39%) Service Analyst
17 32 (3.29%) IT Analyst
17 32 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.29%) .NET
2 28 (2.88%) 802.1X
3 23 (2.36%) Web Services
4 14 (1.44%) J2EE
5 13 (1.34%) Servlets
6 9 (0.92%) HTML
7 7 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.72%) Middleware
8 6 (0.62%) Node.js
9 5 (0.51%) jQuery
9 5 (0.51%) LAMP
9 5 (0.51%) XML
10 4 (0.41%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 3 (0.31%) RFC 2544
12 2 (0.21%) JSON
12 2 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.21%) Rendezvous
12 2 (0.21%) SAML
13 1 (0.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (10.79%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.01%) Clustering
4 36 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.39%) PKI
6 32 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.98%) Replication
8 24 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (2.36%) Blackberry
10 20 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.75%) PDA
12 15 (1.54%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.44%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.34%) Fat Client
14 13 (1.34%) iPhone
14 13 (1.34%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.23%) NHS
16 11 (1.13%) Client/Server
17 10 (1.03%) iPad
18 9 (0.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 676 (69.48%) Windows
2 361 (37.10%) Windows Server
3 237 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 211 (21.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 167 (17.16%) Linux
6 157 (16.14%) Windows 7
7 128 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 115 (11.82%) Windows 10
9 61 (6.27%) Unix
10 56 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (4.83%) Windows 8
12 33 (3.39%) Windows XP
13 29 (2.98%) CentOS
13 29 (2.98%) Solaris
14 23 (2.36%) Android
15 21 (2.16%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.44%) Mac OS X
17 10 (1.03%) SUSE
18 8 (0.82%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (22.71%) ITIL
2 93 (9.56%) Migration
3 66 (6.78%) Change Management
4 65 (6.68%) DevOps
5 62 (6.37%) Incident Management
6 59 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 58 (5.96%) Problem Management
8 51 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 51 (5.24%) Project Management
9 50 (5.14%) Service Delivery
10 43 (4.42%) Network Management
11 42 (4.32%) Network Design
12 40 (4.11%) Load Balancing
12 40 (4.11%) Service Management
13 36 (3.70%) High Availability
14 35 (3.60%) Open Source
15 34 (3.49%) Mobile Device Management
16 30 (3.08%) Server Building
17 29 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (2.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 136 (13.98%) PowerShell
2 95 (9.76%) SQL
3 46 (4.73%) Python
4 34 (3.49%) Perl
5 33 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 28 (2.88%) Java
7 23 (2.36%) VBScript
8 15 (1.54%) Korn
9 13 (1.34%) VB
10 8 (0.82%) C
10 8 (0.82%) C#
10 8 (0.82%) C-shell
10 8 (0.82%) Ruby
11 7 (0.72%) PHP
12 6 (0.62%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.51%) Delphi
14 2 (0.21%) C++
14 2 (0.21%) Groovy
15 1 (0.10%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 144 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (12.54%) Security Cleared
3 115 (11.82%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (8.12%) SC Cleared
5 73 (7.50%) Degree
6 71 (7.30%) CCNP
7 68 (6.99%) MCSE
8 63 (6.47%) CCNA
9 33 (3.39%) MCP
9 33 (3.39%) MCSA
10 29 (2.98%) MCDST
10 29 (2.98%) MCITP
11 26 (2.67%) CCIE
12 25 (2.57%) DV Cleared
13 22 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (1.64%) DBS Check
16 16 (1.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.24%) SLA
2 16 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.82%) QA
6 4 (0.41%) PMO
7 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.21%) GCP
9 1 (0.10%) GDPR
9 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 670 (68.86%) Active Directory
2 222 (22.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (14.18%) Hyper-V
4 96 (9.87%) XenApp
5 79 (8.12%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (5.55%) vSphere
7 45 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (3.70%) XenDesktop
9 33 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.95%) XenServer
11 17 (1.75%) Xen
12 16 (1.64%) NFS
12 16 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (1.44%) Docker
14 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (1.03%) ProxySG
14 10 (1.03%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.92%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.82%) Samba
16 8 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 159 (16.34%) SCCM
2 54 (5.55%) NetBackup
2 54 (5.55%) SCOM
3 53 (5.45%) Puppet
4 48 (4.93%) WSUS
5 37 (3.80%) Ansible
6 23 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 20 (2.06%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.95%) AirWatch
9 17 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (1.54%) Nagios
11 14 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.03%) SCOrch
15 9 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.92%) Kubernetes
16 8 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 7 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 425 (43.68%) Microsoft
2 381 (39.16%) VMware
3 276 (28.37%) Cisco
4 214 (21.99%) Citrix
5 123 (12.64%) HP
6 72 (7.40%) Juniper
7 64 (6.58%) CheckPoint
8 63 (6.47%) Dell
8 63 (6.47%) Red Hat
9 54 (5.55%) Oracle
10 43 (4.42%) F5
11 42 (4.32%) NetApp
12 40 (4.11%) Apple
13 38 (3.91%) Veeam
14 36 (3.70%) Symantec
15 33 (3.39%) Palo Alto
15 33 (3.39%) SolarWinds
16 32 (3.29%) Google
17 30 (3.08%) EMC
17 30 (3.08%) McAfee