Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 218 229
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 -30
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1069 1259 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.22% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 7.96% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 811 747
UK median daily rate £317 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.76% - +5.02%
10th Percentile £130 £169 £167
90th Percentile £488 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -2.46% -1.52% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 104 114
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 £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.08 £40.83
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 14140 15817 15884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.68% 15.31% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8688 9602 9197
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 806 987
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.67 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% -2.38%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -28 976 £320 -8.57% 183
UK excluding London -26 688 £317 -2.46% 122
London -40 350 £350 -8.20% 64
South East +23 257 £350 +2.94% 33
North of England -63 120 £280 -8.57% 53
Midlands +49 96 £350 -2.10% 9
East of England +2 80 £300 -7.69% 14
South West -11 75 £273 -14.84% 10
North West 0 69 £280 -20.00% 29
West Midlands +40 68 £350 +1.89% 4
Scotland -46 42 £313 -3.10% 2
North East -31 31 £278 +8.29% 4
East Midlands -2 28 £275 -32.93% 4
Yorkshire -7 20 £300 -14.29% 20
Wales +14 17 £369 -1.67% 1
Northern Ireland -34 4 £450 +4.65%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 979 (91.58%) DNS
2 745 (69.69%) Windows
3 721 (67.45%) Active Directory
4 466 (43.59%) Microsoft
5 422 (39.48%) VMware
6 381 (35.64%) Windows Server
7 351 (32.83%) TCP/IP
8 336 (31.43%) Cisco
9 298 (27.88%) Firewall
10 277 (25.91%) Citrix
11 257 (24.04%) WAN
12 253 (23.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 252 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 251 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 249 (23.29%) ITIL
16 243 (22.73%) Office 365
17 237 (22.17%) LAN
18 210 (19.64%) Linux
19 208 (19.46%) SCCM
20 206 (19.27%) VPN
21 189 (17.68%) MS Exchange
21 189 (17.68%) Windows 7
22 172 (16.09%) PowerShell
23 158 (14.78%) Hyper-V
23 158 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 150 (14.03%) Windows 10
25 146 (13.66%) SAN
26 134 (12.54%) HP
27 133 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
28 125 (11.69%) 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
1 189 (17.68%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.86%) IIS
3 77 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (7.11%) Skype for Business
5 54 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 49 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (4.21%) Apache
9 40 (3.74%) Tomcat
10 22 (2.06%) WebSphere
11 21 (1.96%) nginx
12 19 (1.78%) Jetty
12 19 (1.78%) Mongrel
13 17 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (1.12%) JBoss
16 11 (1.03%) Confluence
17 10 (0.94%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 133 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.56%) HipChat
4 5 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.094%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.094%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.56%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 243 (22.73%) Office 365
2 108 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (1.87%) Google App Engine
7 19 (1.78%) IaaS
8 18 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (1.59%) G Suite
10 14 (1.31%) PaaS
11 13 (1.22%) SaaS
12 10 (0.94%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.47%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.47%) Serverless
16 4 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 979 (91.58%) DNS
2 351 (32.83%) TCP/IP
3 298 (27.88%) Firewall
4 257 (24.04%) WAN
5 237 (22.17%) LAN
6 206 (19.27%) VPN
7 146 (13.66%) SAN
8 122 (11.41%) Wireless
9 116 (10.85%) VLAN
10 81 (7.58%) VoIP
11 78 (7.30%) MPLS
12 71 (6.64%) IPsec
13 70 (6.55%) LDAP
14 69 (6.45%) SSL
15 68 (6.36%) Network Security
16 65 (6.08%) BGP
17 62 (5.80%) OSPF
18 59 (5.52%) Skype
19 58 (5.43%) Internet
20 56 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (1.59%) MySQL
5 15 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.28%) MS Access
11 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.78%) Travis CI
4 16 (1.50%) JIRA
5 7 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.56%) Maven
7 5 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.47%) git-flow
8 4 (0.37%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.28%) MSI
9 3 (0.28%) Selenium
9 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.19%) Bower
10 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.19%) NuGet
10 2 (0.19%) Toad
10 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 86 (8.04%) Finance
2 45 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.99%) Banking
4 28 (2.62%) Retail
5 19 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.50%) Legal
7 14 (1.31%) Law
8 12 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.84%) Back Office
9 9 (0.84%) Billing
9 9 (0.84%) German Language
9 9 (0.84%) Publishing
10 5 (0.47%) Local Government
10 5 (0.47%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.37%) Advertising
11 4 (0.37%) Electronics
11 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.37%) French Language
11 4 (0.37%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (14.13%) Analyst
2 142 (13.28%) Network Engineer
3 124 (11.60%) Support Engineer
4 105 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (6.36%) Desktop Support
6 64 (5.99%) Windows Engineer
7 63 (5.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 61 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 54 (5.05%) Support Analyst
10 52 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 52 (4.86%) Administrator
11 46 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
12 44 (4.12%) IT Support
13 42 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
14 41 (3.84%) Cisco Engineer
14 41 (3.84%) Service Analyst
14 41 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
15 40 (3.74%) Architect
16 38 (3.55%) Active Directory Engineer
16 38 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.46%) .NET
2 30 (2.81%) 802.1X
3 24 (2.25%) Web Services
4 20 (1.87%) Servlets
5 19 (1.78%) J2EE
6 13 (1.22%) Regular Expression
7 10 (0.94%) LAMP
8 8 (0.75%) Middleware
9 7 (0.65%) Node.js
10 5 (0.47%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.47%) HTML
10 5 (0.47%) JSON
10 5 (0.47%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.28%) RFC 2544
12 3 (0.28%) WAP
12 3 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 2 (0.19%) CGI
13 2 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
13 2 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 113 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 66 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.89%) Replication
4 59 (5.52%) Clustering
5 49 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.81%) Blackberry
6 30 (2.81%) PKI
7 27 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.50%) iPhone
10 15 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.31%) PDA
12 13 (1.22%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.12%) NHS
14 11 (1.03%) iPad
15 10 (0.94%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.94%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 8 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 745 (69.69%) Windows
2 381 (35.64%) Windows Server
3 253 (23.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 251 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 210 (19.64%) Linux
6 189 (17.68%) Windows 7
7 150 (14.03%) Windows 10
8 112 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (4.86%) Unix
11 50 (4.68%) Windows 8
12 42 (3.93%) CentOS
13 30 (2.81%) Windows XP
14 27 (2.53%) Apple iOS
15 26 (2.43%) Solaris
16 20 (1.87%) Android
17 14 (1.31%) Mac OS X
18 12 (1.12%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.94%) Windows Vista
20 9 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (23.29%) ITIL
2 105 (9.82%) Migration
3 73 (6.83%) DevOps
4 70 (6.55%) Change Management
5 65 (6.08%) Open Source
6 61 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 61 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 60 (5.61%) Incident Management
8 59 (5.52%) Configuration Management
8 59 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 53 (4.96%) Load Balancing
10 49 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (4.21%) Project Management
12 44 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
13 43 (4.02%) Service Management
14 42 (3.93%) Network Design
15 39 (3.65%) Network Management
16 37 (3.46%) High Availability
17 33 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (3.09%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (16.09%) PowerShell
2 95 (8.89%) SQL
3 76 (7.11%) Python
4 57 (5.33%) Bash Shell
5 39 (3.65%) Java
6 37 (3.46%) Perl
7 19 (1.78%) VBScript
8 13 (1.22%) Korn
8 13 (1.22%) Ruby
9 12 (1.12%) C
10 9 (0.84%) C-shell
10 9 (0.84%) PHP
11 5 (0.47%) Groovy
12 4 (0.37%) Go
13 3 (0.28%) C#
13 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.28%) VB
14 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.094%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.094%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 158 (14.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
3 105 (9.82%) Security Cleared
4 89 (8.33%) MCSE
5 73 (6.83%) Degree
6 70 (6.55%) CCNP
7 66 (6.17%) SC Cleared
8 62 (5.80%) CCNA
9 47 (4.40%) MCSA
10 37 (3.46%) MCP
11 33 (3.09%) MCDST
11 33 (3.09%) MCITP
12 31 (2.90%) CCIE
13 30 (2.81%) DV Cleared
14 27 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (1.78%) DBS Check
16 19 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.33%) SLA
2 16 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.47%) GDPR
6 4 (0.37%) QA
7 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) GCP
8 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.19%) PMO
9 1 (0.094%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 721 (67.45%) Active Directory
2 252 (23.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (14.78%) Hyper-V
4 120 (11.23%) XenApp
5 113 (10.57%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 68 (6.36%) vSphere
8 53 (4.96%) XenDesktop
9 35 (3.27%) XenServer
10 33 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (2.81%) NFS
12 24 (2.25%) Xen
13 20 (1.87%) Docker
13 20 (1.87%) Terminal Services
14 19 (1.78%) BitLocker
15 15 (1.40%) Samba
16 14 (1.31%) iptables
16 14 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
18 12 (1.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 208 (19.46%) SCCM
2 86 (8.04%) SCOM
3 51 (4.77%) Puppet
4 42 (3.93%) NetBackup
5 41 (3.84%) WSUS
6 38 (3.55%) Backup Exec
7 36 (3.37%) Ansible
8 32 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
9 28 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (2.53%) vCenter Server
11 22 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (1.59%) AirWatch
14 14 (1.31%) Nagios
14 14 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (1.12%) WMI
16 10 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
17 9 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
17 9 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 9 (0.84%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 466 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 422 (39.48%) VMware
3 336 (31.43%) Cisco
4 277 (25.91%) Citrix
5 134 (12.54%) HP
6 82 (7.67%) Juniper
7 73 (6.83%) CheckPoint
8 66 (6.17%) NetApp
9 62 (5.80%) SolarWinds
10 61 (5.71%) Red Hat
11 59 (5.52%) Dell
12 49 (4.58%) Google
13 47 (4.40%) McAfee
14 46 (4.30%) Symantec
15 45 (4.21%) Apple
16 42 (3.93%) F5
17 40 (3.74%) Oracle
18 37 (3.46%) Veeam
19 31 (2.90%) Palo Alto
19 31 (2.90%) Sophos