Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 270 200
Rank change year-on-year +17 -70 +13
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,096 965 1,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.99% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 7.27% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 622 902
UK median daily rate £335 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -4.62% -
10th Percentile £150 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 120
UK median hourly rate £18.13 £19.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -32.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.36 £13.95
90th Percentile £51.10 £50.00 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.45 £28.00
% change year-on-year -4.88% -30.54% +49.33%

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 13,489 13,277 16,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 13.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,197 8,046 10,097
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £220
90th Percentile £610 £584 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 729 829
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.99 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.86 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.90% -24.68% +23.85%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 0 965 £358 +11.72% 376
UK excluding London -17 647 £325 +4.00% 280
London +62 424 £375 +15.38% 121
South East -48 181 £350 +7.69% 63
North of England -16 149 £338 +14.41% 74
Scotland +30 92 £280 -6.67% 18
East of England +22 92 £425 +100.00% 44
Midlands -29 75 £350 -4.11% 47
North West -24 72 £350 - 38
West Midlands -34 44 £370 -1.33% 30
South West -35 43 £269 -2.18% 28
North East -3 40 £333 +24.30% 9
Yorkshire -6 39 £375 +15.38% 27
East Midlands +7 31 £250 -13.04% 17
Wales -23 8 £266 -40.83% 6
Northern Ireland +39 7 £143 -59.14%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DHCP.

1 1,029 (93.89%) DNS
2 752 (68.61%) Windows
3 740 (67.52%) Active Directory
4 583 (53.19%) Microsoft
5 473 (43.16%) VMware
6 443 (40.42%) Windows Server
7 360 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 328 (29.93%) TCP/IP
9 309 (28.19%) Citrix
10 306 (27.92%) Office 365
11 284 (25.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 270 (24.64%) Cisco
13 253 (23.08%) Firewall
14 252 (22.99%) ITIL
15 235 (21.44%) Windows 7
16 232 (21.17%) PowerShell
17 224 (20.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 216 (19.71%) MS Exchange
19 212 (19.34%) Security Cleared
20 205 (18.70%) Linux
21 197 (17.97%) Windows 10
22 187 (17.06%) WAN
23 184 (16.79%) SCCM
24 183 (16.70%) LAN
25 182 (16.61%) VPN
26 174 (15.88%) Microsoft Office
27 172 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 161 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
29 154 (14.05%) XenApp
29 154 (14.05%) SC 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
1 216 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 105 (9.58%) Skype for Business
3 98 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (8.76%) IIS
4 96 (8.76%) SharePoint
5 53 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (4.11%) Apache
7 30 (2.74%) nginx
8 29 (2.65%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.46%) Jetty
9 27 (2.46%) Mongrel
9 27 (2.46%) WebSphere
10 20 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (1.00%) Confluence
13 10 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (0.82%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 174 (15.88%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.091%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.091%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.091%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) RMDS
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.091%) Eikon
3 1 (0.091%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 306 (27.92%) Office 365
2 161 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (2.83%) IaaS
8 27 (2.46%) Google App Engine
9 23 (2.10%) Mimecast
10 18 (1.64%) Yammer
11 16 (1.46%) G Suite
12 13 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.00%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.91%) PaaS
14 10 (0.91%) SaaS
15 9 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
17 6 (0.55%) GitHub
18 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
19 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,029 (93.89%) DNS
2 328 (29.93%) TCP/IP
3 253 (23.08%) Firewall
4 187 (17.06%) WAN
5 183 (16.70%) LAN
6 182 (16.61%) VPN
7 114 (10.40%) SAN
8 96 (8.76%) IPsec
8 96 (8.76%) VLAN
9 95 (8.67%) FTP
10 91 (8.30%) Skype
11 85 (7.76%) VoIP
12 84 (7.66%) Wireless
13 79 (7.21%) HTTP
14 78 (7.12%) SSL
15 70 (6.39%) OSPF
16 65 (5.93%) NetScaler
17 61 (5.57%) BGP
18 58 (5.29%) Internet
18 58 (5.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.55%) MySQL
3 23 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.73%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.73%) RDBMS
6 19 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.36%) MS Access
11 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.091%) Big Data
13 1 (0.091%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.091%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.091%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 62 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 43 (3.92%) Travis CI
3 30 (2.74%) HP UFT
3 30 (2.74%) WinRunner
4 26 (2.37%) MSI
5 24 (2.19%) Git (software)
6 19 (1.73%) JIRA
7 5 (0.46%) Toad
7 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.36%) Subversion
9 3 (0.27%) Selenium
10 2 (0.18%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.18%) GDB
10 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.091%) AppScan
11 1 (0.091%) GitLab
11 1 (0.091%) JUnit
11 1 (0.091%) RStudio
General
1 116 (10.58%) Finance
2 49 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.37%) Banking
4 23 (2.10%) Back Office
5 21 (1.92%) Retail
6 16 (1.46%) Spanish Language
7 10 (0.91%) French Language
7 10 (0.91%) Legal
8 9 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.73%) Italian Language
9 8 (0.73%) Marketing
10 7 (0.64%) Military
11 5 (0.46%) German Language
11 5 (0.46%) Law
11 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.36%) Publishing
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 158 (14.42%) Analyst
2 157 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 154 (14.05%) Support Engineer
4 96 (8.76%) Network Engineer
5 67 (6.11%) IT Support
6 66 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 63 (5.75%) Support Analyst
8 56 (5.11%) Architect
9 55 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 53 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 50 (4.56%) Administrator
11 50 (4.56%) Desktop Support
12 48 (4.38%) IT Engineer
13 45 (4.11%) Server Engineer
13 45 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
14 43 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
15 38 (3.47%) Citrix Engineer
15 38 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
16 37 (3.38%) Service Analyst
17 36 (3.28%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.65%) LDAP
2 30 (2.74%) .NET
3 27 (2.46%) Servlets
4 26 (2.37%) J2EE
5 22 (2.01%) 802.1X
5 22 (2.01%) Web Services
6 17 (1.55%) JSON
7 10 (0.91%) ADSI
8 9 (0.82%) HTML
8 9 (0.82%) OAuth
8 9 (0.82%) SAML
9 7 (0.64%) Ajax
9 7 (0.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 7 (0.64%) CGI
10 6 (0.55%) Middleware
10 6 (0.55%) SQLAlchemy
11 5 (0.46%) REST
12 3 (0.27%) LAMP
12 3 (0.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.76%) Clustering
1 107 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 89 (8.12%) PKI
3 55 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.01%) Fat Client
4 44 (4.01%) Thin Client
5 41 (3.74%) Blackberry
6 35 (3.19%) PDA
7 33 (3.01%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.92%) Replication
9 31 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (2.46%) iPhone
11 25 (2.28%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.64%) iPad
14 15 (1.37%) NHS
15 14 (1.28%) Private Cloud
16 11 (1.00%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.73%) CMDB
17 8 (0.73%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 752 (68.61%) Windows
2 443 (40.42%) Windows Server
3 284 (25.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 235 (21.44%) Windows 7
5 224 (20.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (18.70%) Linux
7 197 (17.97%) Windows 10
8 134 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (4.47%) Windows 8
10 45 (4.11%) Apple iOS
11 36 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (3.19%) Unix
13 34 (3.10%) AIX
14 31 (2.83%) Mac OS X
15 29 (2.65%) Android
15 29 (2.65%) Mac OS
16 23 (2.10%) Windows XP
17 21 (1.92%) Solaris
18 15 (1.37%) CentOS
19 14 (1.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (22.99%) ITIL
2 172 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 96 (8.76%) Configuration Management
4 88 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
5 83 (7.57%) Migration
6 72 (6.57%) DevOps
7 67 (6.11%) Change Management
8 61 (5.57%) Open Source
9 58 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (5.11%) Test Automation
11 55 (5.02%) Service Management
12 53 (4.84%) Problem Management
13 48 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 48 (4.38%) Patch Management
14 46 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (4.11%) Service Delivery
16 40 (3.65%) Project Management
17 39 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
18 38 (3.47%) Application Packaging
18 38 (3.47%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 232 (21.17%) PowerShell
2 125 (11.41%) SQL
3 54 (4.93%) Java
4 43 (3.92%) C
4 43 (3.92%) Python
5 29 (2.65%) Perl
6 28 (2.55%) VBScript
7 25 (2.28%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.55%) VB
9 15 (1.37%) C++
10 9 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.73%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.73%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.64%) Embedded C
13 6 (0.55%) Ruby
14 3 (0.27%) PHP
15 2 (0.18%) C#
15 2 (0.18%) SystemTap
16 1 (0.091%) Go
16 1 (0.091%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 212 (19.34%) Security Cleared
2 154 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 117 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (6.84%) CCNP
6 69 (6.30%) Degree
7 58 (5.29%) CCNA
8 55 (5.02%) MCSE
9 48 (4.38%) DV Cleared
10 39 (3.56%) MCSA
11 33 (3.01%) ISTQB
12 30 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
14 24 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.92%) CCIE
16 20 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (1.46%) CCA
17 16 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.46%) MCITP
18 13 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.38%) SLA
2 24 (2.19%) GDPR
3 19 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.55%) QA
7 3 (0.27%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.091%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.091%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.091%) HL7
9 1 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 740 (67.52%) Active Directory
2 360 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (14.05%) XenApp
4 140 (12.77%) Hyper-V
5 120 (10.95%) VMware ESXi
6 118 (10.77%) vSphere
7 93 (8.49%) XenDesktop
8 91 (8.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (4.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 48 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (3.38%) XenServer
12 35 (3.19%) Docker
13 30 (2.74%) Xen
14 24 (2.19%) BitLocker
15 22 (2.01%) DFS Replication
16 18 (1.64%) VMware NSX
17 17 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
18 15 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
19 13 (1.19%) Terminal Services
20 10 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 184 (16.79%) SCCM
2 80 (7.30%) Puppet
3 64 (5.84%) McAfee ePO
3 64 (5.84%) WSUS
4 55 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (4.56%) SCOM
6 49 (4.47%) Ansible
7 37 (3.38%) Backup Exec
7 37 (3.38%) vCenter Server
8 36 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 34 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
10 33 (3.01%) HP ALM
11 26 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 25 (2.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 20 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
15 15 (1.37%) NetBackup
16 14 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
16 14 (1.28%) Kubernetes
17 13 (1.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 583 (53.19%) Microsoft
2 473 (43.16%) VMware
3 309 (28.19%) Citrix
4 270 (24.64%) Cisco
5 153 (13.96%) HP
6 108 (9.85%) McAfee
7 107 (9.76%) Ivanti
8 67 (6.11%) Apple
8 67 (6.11%) SolarWinds
9 60 (5.47%) Dell
10 48 (4.38%) CheckPoint
10 48 (4.38%) NetApp
11 45 (4.11%) Veritas
12 44 (4.01%) Google
13 43 (3.92%) Symantec
14 38 (3.47%) Juniper
15 37 (3.38%) Veeam
16 34 (3.10%) Sophos
17 33 (3.01%) EMC
17 33 (3.01%) ServiceNow