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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 218 208
Rank change year-on-year -40 -10  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 416 631 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.13% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.53% 7.47% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 393 378
Median daily rate £325 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year -1.51% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 63
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.90 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +9.09% +20.54%  

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 6370 8451 8390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.12% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 5103 4591
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DHCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 390 £338 -0.73% 168
London +11 142 £350 -6.66% 50
South East -66 69 £310 -8.82% 40
South West +12 38 £350 +9.37% 6
East of England +16 29 £325 -4.41% 10
East Midlands -11 27 £289 -11.15% 8
Yorkshire +35 25 £338 -28.94% 19
City of London +2 25 £223 -40.66% 14
North West +11 23 £375 - 17
Berkshire -4 21 £305 -17.35% 10
West Midlands +23 18 £413 +3.12% 10
North East -37 17 £245 -9.67% 8
South Yorkshire +16 16 £388 -18.42% 2
Hampshire -28 15 £288 -15.44% 11
Tyne and Wear -36 15 £240 -11.11% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 13 £290 +7.40% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 12 £230 -
Essex -4 12 £425 -2.85% 1
Kent +26 11 £201 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 11 £165 -2.22% 2
Sheffield +14 10 £525 +5.00% 2
Leicestershire +7 10 £263 +5.00% 3
Bristol +5 10 £305 -6.79% 1
Manchester +1 10 £550 +46.66% 9
Derbyshire -14 10 £408 +16.42%
Reading 0 9 £300 -25.12% 4
Cheshire +29 8 £350 +40.00% 2
Cambridge +13 8 £300 -
Birmingham +12 7 £413 +13.79% 2
Leicester -2 7 £253 +1.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 880 (93.12%) DNS
2 635 (67.20%) Windows
3 587 (62.12%) Active Directory
4 413 (43.70%) Microsoft
5 344 (36.40%) VMware
6 337 (35.66%) Windows Server
7 304 (32.17%) TCP/IP
8 292 (30.90%) Cisco
9 266 (28.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 252 (26.67%) Firewall
11 239 (25.29%) LAN
12 229 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 215 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 202 (21.38%) Security Cleared
15 198 (20.95%) WAN
15 198 (20.95%) Citrix
16 195 (20.63%) ITIL
17 187 (19.79%) SCCM
18 167 (17.67%) Windows 7
19 162 (17.14%) Linux
20 161 (17.04%) VPN
21 157 (16.61%) MS Exchange
22 153 (16.19%) SC Cleared
23 150 (15.87%) SQL Server
24 147 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
25 141 (14.92%) PowerShell
26 139 (14.71%) Hyper-V
27 138 (14.60%) Office 365
28 133 (14.07%) SQL
29 123 (13.02%) 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
1 157 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 107 (11.32%) IIS
3 86 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (7.83%) SharePoint
5 62 (6.56%) Skype for Business
6 58 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (5.71%) Apache
8 43 (4.55%) Tomcat
9 37 (3.92%) nginx
10 27 (2.86%) Jetty
11 26 (2.75%) Mongrel
11 26 (2.75%) WebSphere
12 23 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 17 (1.80%) JBoss
15 13 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.95%) IBM Notes
19 8 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 110 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 138 (14.60%) Office 365
2 96 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (2.86%) IaaS
6 26 (2.75%) Google App Engine
7 20 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.59%) SaaS
9 13 (1.38%) PaaS
10 8 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.85%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.63%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.32%) G Suite
14 3 (0.32%) Yammer
15 2 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 880 (93.12%) DNS
2 304 (32.17%) TCP/IP
3 252 (26.67%) Firewall
4 239 (25.29%) LAN
5 198 (20.95%) WAN
6 161 (17.04%) VPN
7 101 (10.69%) SAN
8 100 (10.58%) Wireless
9 77 (8.15%) Internet
10 75 (7.94%) SSL
11 74 (7.83%) VLAN
12 72 (7.62%) IPsec
12 72 (7.62%) MPLS
12 72 (7.62%) Network Security
13 71 (7.51%) VoIP
14 57 (6.03%) HTTP
15 53 (5.61%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (5.29%) FTP
16 50 (5.29%) OSPF
17 47 (4.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 18 (1.90%) MySQL
5 18 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.85%) MS Access
9 7 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 2 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 47 (4.97%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.07%) Travis CI
3 24 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.63%) Subversion
6 5 (0.53%) JIRA
6 5 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.42%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.32%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.21%) Gitweb
9 2 (0.21%) MSI
9 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 91 (9.63%) Finance
2 34 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 29 (3.07%) Banking
5 24 (2.54%) Back Office
6 14 (1.48%) Retail
7 13 (1.38%) Billing
8 9 (0.95%) Publishing
9 7 (0.74%) Law
9 7 (0.74%) Marketing
10 6 (0.63%) Front Office
11 4 (0.42%) Electronics
11 4 (0.42%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.42%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 3 (0.32%) Advertising
12 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 122 (12.91%) Support Engineer
2 116 (12.28%) Analyst
3 90 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 87 (9.21%) Architect
5 80 (8.47%) Network Engineer
6 56 (5.93%) Consultant
7 53 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 48 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
9 46 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 45 (4.76%) Desktop Support
11 44 (4.66%) Administrator
12 38 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 37 (3.92%) Support Analyst
14 36 (3.81%) Server Engineer
15 35 (3.70%) Technical Architect
16 34 (3.60%) IT Support
17 31 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
18 30 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
18 30 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
19 29 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.92%) .NET
2 26 (2.75%) Servlets
3 25 (2.65%) J2EE
4 19 (2.01%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.48%) Web Services
6 10 (1.06%) LAMP
7 7 (0.74%) Middleware
8 6 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.53%) ADSI
9 5 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.42%) HTML
10 4 (0.42%) JSON
10 4 (0.42%) SAML
11 3 (0.32%) OAuth
11 3 (0.32%) XML
12 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (12.17%) Data Centre
2 65 (6.88%) Clustering
3 60 (6.35%) PKI
4 59 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (5.19%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.39%) Replication
7 29 (3.07%) Fat Client
7 29 (3.07%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.90%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.69%) NHS
11 12 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
11 12 (1.27%) EPoS
11 12 (1.27%) PDA
11 12 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.06%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.95%) Computer Science
13 9 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 635 (67.20%) Windows
2 337 (35.66%) Windows Server
3 266 (28.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 215 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 167 (17.67%) Windows 7
6 162 (17.14%) Linux
7 147 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 123 (13.02%) Windows 10
9 75 (7.94%) Unix
10 52 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 40 (4.23%) Windows XP
13 35 (3.70%) Solaris
14 32 (3.39%) Android
15 30 (3.17%) Mac OS X
16 25 (2.65%) Apple iOS
17 23 (2.43%) CentOS
18 13 (1.38%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (20.63%) ITIL
2 113 (11.96%) Migration
3 82 (8.68%) Configuration Management
4 80 (8.47%) DevOps
5 59 (6.24%) Change Management
6 48 (5.08%) Incident Management
6 48 (5.08%) Load Balancing
7 45 (4.76%) Open Source
8 44 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (4.66%) Network Management
9 43 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
10 42 (4.44%) Problem Management
11 39 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 34 (3.60%) TOGAF
14 33 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (3.49%) Service Delivery
15 32 (3.39%) High Availability
15 32 (3.39%) Network Design
16 31 (3.28%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 141 (14.92%) PowerShell
2 133 (14.07%) SQL
3 49 (5.19%) Java
4 48 (5.08%) Perl
5 46 (4.87%) Python
6 30 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 30 (3.17%) C
7 19 (2.01%) VBScript
8 15 (1.59%) VB
9 12 (1.27%) Ruby
10 11 (1.16%) Korn
11 9 (0.95%) PHP
12 8 (0.85%) C#
13 7 (0.74%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.63%) C++
15 5 (0.53%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 202 (21.38%) Security Cleared
2 153 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 123 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (8.15%) CCNP
6 68 (7.20%) CCNA
7 44 (4.66%) MCSE
8 37 (3.92%) Degree
9 31 (3.28%) MCSA
10 27 (2.86%) CCIE
10 27 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 23 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (1.80%) MCDST
12 17 (1.80%) MCITP
13 16 (1.69%) DBS Check
14 12 (1.27%) JNCIP
15 10 (1.06%) MCP
16 9 (0.95%) CISSP
17 8 (0.85%) JNCIA
17 8 (0.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.14%) SLA
2 18 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.63%) PMO
4 6 (0.63%) QA
5 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 587 (62.12%) Active Directory
2 229 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 101 (10.69%) XenApp
5 60 (6.35%) vSphere
6 56 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 51 (5.40%) XenDesktop
8 41 (4.34%) VMware ESX
9 32 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (2.75%) Xen
11 23 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (2.33%) NFS
13 17 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
15 14 (1.48%) ISA Server
16 13 (1.38%) Firmware
16 13 (1.38%) Terminal Services
17 12 (1.27%) UAG
18 11 (1.16%) BitLocker
19 10 (1.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 187 (19.79%) SCCM
2 75 (7.94%) Puppet
3 68 (7.20%) SCOM
4 49 (5.19%) Nagios
5 42 (4.44%) WSUS
6 34 (3.60%) NetBackup
6 34 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (3.39%) Ansible
8 31 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 29 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
10 23 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 23 (2.43%) vCenter Server
11 21 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 18 (1.90%) Backup Exec
13 14 (1.48%) AirWatch
13 14 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
14 12 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (1.16%) FortiGate
15 11 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 413 (43.70%) Microsoft
2 344 (36.40%) VMware
3 292 (30.90%) Cisco
4 198 (20.95%) Citrix
5 104 (11.01%) HP
6 82 (8.68%) CheckPoint
7 69 (7.30%) Dell
8 63 (6.67%) Oracle
9 58 (6.14%) F5
9 58 (6.14%) Juniper
10 54 (5.71%) Red Hat
11 52 (5.50%) Apple
12 42 (4.44%) NetApp
13 40 (4.23%) Symantec
14 37 (3.92%) Palo Alto
15 35 (3.70%) Google
16 33 (3.49%) EMC
17 32 (3.39%) Infoblox
18 28 (2.96%) IBM
18 28 (2.96%) Veeam
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