Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 259 226
Rank change year-on-year +30 -33 -10
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,178 867 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.96% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.74% 6.87% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 561 753
UK median daily rate £310 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +0.74% -
10th Percentile £149 £155 £190
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £338 £326
% change year-on-year -14.81% +3.45% +6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 61 90
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -11.11% +18.42%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.50 £13.12
90th Percentile £49.23 £50.00 £45.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.68 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.03% -1.41% +25.58%

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 13,481 12,615 15,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.38% 13.98% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,338 7,705 9,466
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.55% +3.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 730 692
UK median hourly rate £19.24 £20.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% -17.49% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.03 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.37% -20.40% +11.11%

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 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +12 988 £325 -4.97% 342
UK excluding London +33 700 £288 -14.81% 238
London +43 465 £375 +4.17% 119
South East -3 174 £325 -7.14% 72
North of England +3 162 £290 -6.45% 50
Scotland +56 140 £273 -31.45% 9
North East +47 84 £285 +16.33% 4
Midlands -15 75 £270 -16.92% 27
East of England +15 70 £320 -1.54% 40
North West -13 52 £350 -14.11% 29
West Midlands -4 49 £300 -27.27% 14
South West -3 43 £236 -25.47% 34
Yorkshire -40 29 £323 -2.64% 17
Wales +11 26 £325 -25.71% 6
East Midlands -11 26 £130 -54.78% 13
Northern Ireland +18 13 £135 -69.94%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,103 (93.63%) DNS
2 807 (68.51%) Windows
3 793 (67.32%) Active Directory
4 593 (50.34%) Microsoft
5 499 (42.36%) VMware
6 478 (40.58%) Windows Server
7 409 (34.72%) Citrix
8 391 (33.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 359 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 341 (28.95%) TCP/IP
11 319 (27.08%) Cisco
12 296 (25.13%) ITIL
13 277 (23.51%) Office 365
14 271 (23.01%) Security Cleared
15 261 (22.16%) Windows 7
16 256 (21.73%) Firewall
17 229 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 225 (19.10%) PowerShell
19 213 (18.08%) SCCM
20 206 (17.49%) SC Cleared
20 206 (17.49%) XenApp
21 203 (17.23%) LAN
22 201 (17.06%) Windows 10
23 200 (16.98%) VPN
23 200 (16.98%) Linux
24 197 (16.72%) WAN
25 189 (16.04%) MS Exchange
26 185 (15.70%) HP
27 184 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
28 163 (13.84%) SAN

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 (16.04%) MS Exchange
2 114 (9.68%) IIS
3 100 (8.49%) Skype for Business
4 86 (7.30%) SharePoint
5 83 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 51 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (3.14%) Apache
8 24 (2.04%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.36%) Jetty
10 16 (1.36%) Mongrel
10 16 (1.36%) nginx
11 12 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
12 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.42%) JBoss
14 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 184 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.85%) RMDS
2 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.085%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 277 (23.51%) Office 365
2 149 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (3.57%) IaaS
5 23 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.61%) G Suite
7 19 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.44%) PaaS
9 15 (1.27%) Google App Engine
10 12 (1.02%) Yammer
11 11 (0.93%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.93%) SaaS
12 7 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.51%) Serverless
14 5 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,103 (93.63%) DNS
2 341 (28.95%) TCP/IP
3 256 (21.73%) Firewall
4 203 (17.23%) LAN
5 200 (16.98%) VPN
6 197 (16.72%) WAN
7 163 (13.84%) SAN
8 121 (10.27%) VLAN
9 114 (9.68%) Wireless
10 92 (7.81%) NetScaler
11 89 (7.56%) SSL
12 87 (7.39%) IPsec
13 80 (6.79%) MPLS
14 77 (6.54%) OSPF
14 77 (6.54%) Skype
15 74 (6.28%) BGP
16 66 (5.60%) FTP
16 66 (5.60%) VoIP
17 65 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
18 59 (5.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.99%) MySQL
3 35 (2.97%) NoSQL
3 35 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.80%) RDBMS
5 19 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.17%) Big Data
11 2 (0.17%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.17%) MS Access
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.085%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 46 (3.90%) Travis CI
3 30 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.04%) HP UFT
4 24 (2.04%) WinRunner
5 15 (1.27%) MSI
6 9 (0.76%) JIRA
7 8 (0.68%) Selenium
8 6 (0.51%) Fiddler
8 6 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.42%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.25%) JUnit
11 3 (0.25%) Subversion
11 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.17%) Bower
12 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 106 (9.00%) Finance
2 50 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.80%) Banking
4 23 (1.95%) Retail
5 13 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.93%) Back Office
7 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.68%) Legal
8 7 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.51%) Marketing
10 5 (0.42%) Electronics
10 5 (0.42%) French Language
10 5 (0.42%) German Language
11 4 (0.34%) Local Government
11 4 (0.34%) Military
12 3 (0.25%) Advertising
12 3 (0.25%) Games
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 182 (15.45%) Support Engineer
2 150 (12.73%) Analyst
3 124 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 113 (9.59%) Network Engineer
5 80 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 66 (5.60%) Desktop Support
7 60 (5.09%) Architect
8 57 (4.84%) IT Support
9 52 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 50 (4.24%) IT Engineer
11 48 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
12 44 (3.74%) Consultant
12 44 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
13 42 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 41 (3.48%) Support Analyst
15 40 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
15 40 (3.40%) Citrix Engineer
16 38 (3.23%) Server Engineer
16 38 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
17 37 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.82%) 802.1X
2 31 (2.63%) Web Services
3 26 (2.21%) LDAP
4 20 (1.70%) .NET
5 15 (1.27%) J2EE
5 15 (1.27%) Servlets
6 10 (0.85%) HTML
6 10 (0.85%) JSON
7 8 (0.68%) LAMP
7 8 (0.68%) Middleware
8 7 (0.59%) HTML5
8 7 (0.59%) SAML
9 6 (0.51%) OAuth
10 5 (0.42%) ADSI
10 5 (0.42%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.42%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.25%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.25%) Apache Axis
11 3 (0.25%) COM
12 2 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 141 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 115 (9.76%) Clustering
3 80 (6.79%) PKI
4 53 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 51 (4.33%) Fat Client
5 51 (4.33%) Thin Client
6 50 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (4.07%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.80%) Blackberry
9 31 (2.63%) Replication
10 29 (2.46%) PDA
11 28 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.10%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.02%) NHS
14 11 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.85%) iPad
15 10 (0.85%) iPhone
16 9 (0.76%) CMDB
17 8 (0.68%) Private Cloud
17 8 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 807 (68.51%) Windows
2 478 (40.58%) Windows Server
3 359 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 261 (22.16%) Windows 7
5 229 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 201 (17.06%) Windows 10
7 200 (16.98%) Linux
8 162 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (6.62%) Windows 8
10 66 (5.60%) Apple iOS
11 54 (4.58%) Unix
12 49 (4.16%) Android
13 44 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (2.29%) Mac OS
14 27 (2.29%) Windows XP
15 24 (2.04%) AIX
15 24 (2.04%) Windows Phone
16 23 (1.95%) Windows Phone 8
17 21 (1.78%) Solaris
17 21 (1.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (25.13%) ITIL
2 96 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (7.64%) Migration
4 85 (7.22%) DevOps
5 82 (6.96%) Configuration Management
6 72 (6.11%) Open Source
7 71 (6.03%) Change Management
8 69 (5.86%) Test Automation
9 68 (5.77%) Service Delivery
10 66 (5.60%) Problem Management
11 65 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (5.35%) Load Balancing
12 63 (5.35%) Project Management
13 59 (5.01%) Incident Management
14 54 (4.58%) High Availability
15 46 (3.90%) Software Delivery
16 44 (3.74%) Business Continuity
17 43 (3.65%) Microservices
18 41 (3.48%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 144 (12.22%) SQL
3 62 (5.26%) Java
4 58 (4.92%) Python
5 39 (3.31%) VBScript
6 33 (2.80%) C
7 31 (2.63%) Perl
8 26 (2.21%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.95%) VB
10 19 (1.61%) Ruby
11 14 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.76%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.59%) PHP
14 4 (0.34%) Go
15 2 (0.17%) SystemTap
16 1 (0.085%) AWK
16 1 (0.085%) C++
16 1 (0.085%) Lisp
16 1 (0.085%) sed
Qualifications
1 271 (23.01%) Security Cleared
2 206 (17.49%) SC Cleared
3 120 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
3 120 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (7.81%) Degree
5 79 (6.71%) CCNP
6 62 (5.26%) MCSE
7 55 (4.67%) CCNA
8 48 (4.07%) DV Cleared
9 44 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 44 (3.74%) MCSA
10 42 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
13 24 (2.04%) CCIE
13 24 (2.04%) ISTQB
13 24 (2.04%) MCP
14 21 (1.78%) CCDP
15 19 (1.61%) DBS Check
15 19 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.75%) SLA
2 40 (3.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.87%) GDPR
4 14 (1.19%) QA
5 11 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.34%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.085%) COBIT
9 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 793 (67.32%) Active Directory
2 391 (33.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (17.49%) XenApp
4 140 (11.88%) Hyper-V
5 126 (10.70%) vSphere
6 118 (10.02%) VMware ESXi
7 115 (9.76%) XenDesktop
8 101 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 57 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (4.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 49 (4.16%) XenServer
12 45 (3.82%) VMware NSX
13 37 (3.14%) Docker
14 35 (2.97%) DFS Replication
15 22 (1.87%) Terminal Services
16 18 (1.53%) NFS
17 17 (1.44%) Xen
18 16 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
19 13 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
20 12 (1.02%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 213 (18.08%) SCCM
2 82 (6.96%) Puppet
3 78 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (4.75%) SCOM
5 55 (4.67%) WSUS
6 51 (4.33%) McAfee ePO
7 46 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 42 (3.57%) Ansible
9 39 (3.31%) vCenter Server
10 35 (2.97%) AirWatch
10 35 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
11 33 (2.80%) Backup Exec
11 33 (2.80%) HP ALM
12 31 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
13 24 (2.04%) XenMobile
14 22 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
14 22 (1.87%) SAP Afaria
15 20 (1.70%) NetBackup
15 20 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (1.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 593 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 499 (42.36%) VMware
3 409 (34.72%) Citrix
4 319 (27.08%) Cisco
5 185 (15.70%) HP
6 138 (11.71%) Ivanti
7 94 (7.98%) McAfee
8 80 (6.79%) Dell
9 78 (6.62%) Apple
10 75 (6.37%) CheckPoint
11 61 (5.18%) Juniper
11 61 (5.18%) SolarWinds
12 53 (4.50%) SAP
13 52 (4.41%) F5
14 51 (4.33%) Symantec
15 47 (3.99%) Veritas
16 45 (3.82%) Palo Alto
17 38 (3.23%) ThinPrint
18 37 (3.14%) NetApp
19 36 (3.06%) Red Hat