Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 210 213
Rank change year-on-year -55 +3 +27
Contract jobs citing DHCP 895 1413 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.78% 8.21% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 892 778
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £125 £185 £161
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £305
% change year-on-year +1.56% +4.92% +8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 114 120
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +49.73% +6.86%
10th Percentile £10.90 £13.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £28.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -16.34% +57.75% +7.58%

DHCP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -55 825 £325 - 187
UK excluding London -65 565 £325 +1.56% 146
London -19 294 £325 -13.33% 53
South East -48 160 £334 -1.84% 44
North of England -80 143 £320 +16.26% 40
Midlands +18 88 £375 +10.70% 27
South West -10 74 £338 +3.85% 9
North West +1 73 £351 -6.53% 31
East of England +13 65 £269 -17.31% 14
West Midlands +30 45 £400 +18.52% 21
Yorkshire +17 42 £325 -27.78% 7
East Midlands -5 42 £288 -17.86% 6
North East -54 28 £200 -18.03% 2
Scotland -13 26 £313 -5.30% 9
Wales -12 6 £438 +25.00% 3
Northern Ireland -41 4 £350 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 834 (93.18%) DNS
2 594 (66.37%) Windows
3 563 (62.91%) Active Directory
4 358 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 334 (37.32%) VMware
6 315 (35.20%) Windows Server
7 304 (33.97%) TCP/IP
8 278 (31.06%) Cisco
9 245 (27.37%) Firewall
10 222 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 213 (23.80%) LAN
12 207 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 192 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 189 (21.12%) WAN
15 177 (19.78%) ITIL
16 173 (19.33%) Linux
17 172 (19.22%) VPN
18 162 (18.10%) MS Exchange
19 160 (17.88%) Citrix
20 145 (16.20%) Office 365
21 141 (15.75%) Security Cleared
22 139 (15.53%) SQL Server
23 134 (14.97%) Windows 7
24 130 (14.53%) SCCM
25 128 (14.30%) Hyper-V
26 127 (14.19%) HP
27 126 (14.08%) PowerShell
28 121 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
28 121 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
29 114 (12.74%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 162 (18.10%) MS Exchange
2 105 (11.73%) IIS
3 76 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 63 (7.04%) SharePoint
6 45 (5.03%) Tomcat
7 42 (4.69%) Apache
7 42 (4.69%) Skype for Business
8 32 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (3.02%) nginx
10 26 (2.91%) Jetty
10 26 (2.91%) Mongrel
10 26 (2.91%) WebSphere
11 20 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.79%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (1.68%) JBoss
14 9 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 121 (13.52%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.45%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 145 (16.20%) Office 365
2 86 (9.61%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (2.91%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.45%) IaaS
8 11 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.23%) SaaS
9 9 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.67%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.56%) G Suite
11 5 (0.56%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.56%) PaaS
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 834 (93.18%) DNS
2 304 (33.97%) TCP/IP
3 245 (27.37%) Firewall
4 213 (23.80%) LAN
5 189 (21.12%) WAN
6 172 (19.22%) VPN
7 106 (11.84%) Wireless
8 105 (11.73%) SAN
9 76 (8.49%) MPLS
10 74 (8.27%) VLAN
11 72 (8.04%) Network Security
12 63 (7.04%) IPsec
13 62 (6.93%) VoIP
14 59 (6.59%) SSL
15 55 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (5.92%) OSPF
16 53 (5.92%) Wi-Fi
17 51 (5.70%) HTTP
18 50 (5.59%) BGP
18 50 (5.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.45%) MS Access
5 13 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.89%) MySQL
8 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.34%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (0.22%) GIS
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (5.03%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.79%) Travis CI
3 18 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.34%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.34%) JIRA
6 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.22%) Toad
7 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) MSI
8 1 (0.11%) Subversion
8 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
General
1 79 (8.83%) Finance
2 32 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.24%) Banking
4 27 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.57%) Retail
6 21 (2.35%) Back Office
7 9 (1.01%) Law
8 8 (0.89%) Billing
9 7 (0.78%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.67%) Legal
10 6 (0.67%) Publishing
11 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.45%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.34%) Advertising
13 3 (0.34%) Local Government
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Front Office
14 2 (0.22%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (16.09%) Analyst
2 91 (10.17%) Support Engineer
3 88 (9.83%) Network Engineer
4 81 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 51 (5.70%) Support Analyst
7 49 (5.47%) Consultant
8 48 (5.36%) Desktop Support
9 46 (5.14%) Architect
10 44 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 41 (4.58%) IT Support
13 40 (4.47%) Administrator
14 34 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
15 32 (3.58%) Service Desk Analyst
16 31 (3.46%) Service Analyst
17 27 (3.02%) Server Engineer
17 27 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
18 26 (2.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 25 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.02%) .NET
2 31 (3.46%) 802.1X
3 26 (2.91%) J2EE
4 25 (2.79%) Servlets
5 13 (1.45%) Web Services
6 8 (0.89%) .NET Framework
6 8 (0.89%) HTML
7 5 (0.56%) jQuery
7 5 (0.56%) Middleware
7 5 (0.56%) XML
8 4 (0.45%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.34%) LAMP
9 3 (0.34%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.22%) SAML
10 2 (0.22%) WAP
10 2 (0.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.11%) Java EE
11 1 (0.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.73%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.70%) Clustering
4 35 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.58%) PKI
6 29 (3.24%) Replication
7 20 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.90%) Fat Client
9 17 (1.90%) Thin Client
9 17 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.68%) EPoS
10 15 (1.68%) PDA
11 14 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
12 13 (1.45%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.45%) NHS
12 13 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.34%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.23%) iPhone
15 10 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 594 (66.37%) Windows
2 315 (35.20%) Windows Server
3 207 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 192 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (19.33%) Linux
6 134 (14.97%) Windows 7
7 114 (12.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 99 (11.06%) Windows 10
9 79 (8.83%) Unix
10 59 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (4.69%) Solaris
12 39 (4.36%) Windows 8
13 37 (4.13%) CentOS
14 35 (3.91%) Windows XP
15 28 (3.13%) Android
16 20 (2.23%) Mac OS X
17 19 (2.12%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
18 11 (1.23%) SUSE
19 10 (1.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (19.78%) ITIL
2 106 (11.84%) Migration
3 82 (9.16%) DevOps
4 78 (8.72%) Configuration Management
5 55 (6.15%) Change Management
6 50 (5.59%) Incident Management
7 47 (5.25%) Load Balancing
8 45 (5.03%) Problem Management
9 43 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 43 (4.80%) Project Management
10 42 (4.69%) Open Source
11 40 (4.47%) Network Design
12 38 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (4.02%) Network Management
14 33 (3.69%) High Availability
15 31 (3.46%) Mobile Device Management
16 30 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
18 26 (2.91%) Virtual Environments
19 25 (2.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 106 (11.84%) SQL
3 43 (4.80%) Java
4 42 (4.69%) Python
5 41 (4.58%) Perl
6 30 (3.35%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.91%) VBScript
8 17 (1.90%) Korn
9 15 (1.68%) C
10 13 (1.45%) VB
11 11 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.01%) Ruby
13 7 (0.78%) C#
13 7 (0.78%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.78%) PHP
14 5 (0.56%) Delphi
15 4 (0.45%) C++
15 4 (0.45%) C-shell
16 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 141 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 121 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (9.72%) SC Cleared
5 77 (8.60%) CCNP
6 72 (8.04%) CCNA
7 58 (6.48%) Degree
8 46 (5.14%) MCSE
9 29 (3.24%) DV Cleared
10 28 (3.13%) MCITP
11 21 (2.35%) MCP
11 21 (2.35%) MCSA
12 19 (2.12%) CCIE
12 19 (2.12%) MCDST
13 15 (1.68%) JNCIS
14 14 (1.56%) CISSP
14 14 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.45%) DBS Check
15 13 (1.45%) JNCIA
16 12 (1.34%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.03%) SLA
2 13 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.01%) QA
4 7 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.78%) PMO
5 3 (0.34%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 563 (62.91%) Active Directory
2 222 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (14.30%) Hyper-V
4 61 (6.82%) XenApp
5 50 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (5.25%) vSphere
7 28 (3.13%) Xen
8 25 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (2.12%) NFS
11 15 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.56%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.56%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.12%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.12%) Docker
14 9 (1.01%) ISA Server
14 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.89%) Firmware
15 8 (0.89%) Samba
15 8 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 130 (14.53%) SCCM
2 72 (8.04%) Puppet
3 56 (6.26%) WSUS
4 48 (5.36%) NetBackup
5 44 (4.92%) Ansible
6 36 (4.02%) SCOM
7 30 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (3.13%) Nagios
9 20 (2.23%) vCenter Server
10 16 (1.79%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
10 16 (1.79%) SCOrch
11 14 (1.56%) AirWatch
12 12 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (1.01%) Salt
15 9 (1.01%) vMotion
Vendors
1 358 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 334 (37.32%) VMware
3 278 (31.06%) Cisco
4 160 (17.88%) Citrix
5 127 (14.19%) HP
6 76 (8.49%) Dell
7 68 (7.60%) Red Hat
8 60 (6.70%) Oracle
9 57 (6.37%) CheckPoint
9 57 (6.37%) Juniper
10 52 (5.81%) F5
11 47 (5.25%) NetApp
12 42 (4.69%) Apple
13 37 (4.13%) IBM
14 35 (3.91%) Veeam
15 34 (3.80%) Google
16 33 (3.69%) EMC
16 33 (3.69%) Infoblox
17 32 (3.58%) SolarWinds
18 30 (3.35%) Sophos
South East
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Health insurance, generous holidays, other
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago