Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 209 210
Rank change year-on-year -53 +1 +32
Contract jobs citing DHCP 898 1410 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 8.19% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 887 780
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £125 £185 £160
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £305
% change year-on-year +1.56% +4.92% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 115 121
UK median hourly rate £23.43 £28.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.34% +49.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.10 £13.35 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.39% +55.56% +9.09%

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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £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 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

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 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 24 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 24 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 -54 826 £325 - 159
UK excluding London -73 566 £325 +1.56% 120
London -24 294 £325 -13.33% 48
South East -54 163 £328 -2.96% 41
North of England -75 142 £325 +18.18% 34
Midlands +17 88 £375 +11.11% 14
South West -10 75 £338 +3.85% 8
North West 0 72 £357 -4.93% 26
East of England +7 63 £250 -22.48% 14
West Midlands +28 45 £400 +23.08% 12
East Midlands -14 42 £288 -17.86% 2
Yorkshire +10 41 £325 -27.78% 6
North East -51 29 £200 -16.67% 2
Scotland -31 26 £313 -5.30% 7
Wales -16 6 £438 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland -43 4 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 839 (93.43%) DNS
2 598 (66.59%) Windows
3 565 (62.92%) Active Directory
4 357 (39.76%) Microsoft
5 334 (37.19%) VMware
6 320 (35.63%) Windows Server
7 306 (34.08%) TCP/IP
8 282 (31.40%) Cisco
9 247 (27.51%) Firewall
10 220 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 212 (23.61%) LAN
12 211 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 193 (21.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 188 (20.94%) WAN
15 177 (19.71%) ITIL
16 174 (19.38%) Linux
16 174 (19.38%) VPN
17 163 (18.15%) MS Exchange
18 162 (18.04%) Citrix
19 145 (16.15%) Office 365
20 139 (15.48%) Security Cleared
21 137 (15.26%) SQL Server
22 134 (14.92%) Windows 7
23 129 (14.37%) Hyper-V
24 127 (14.14%) HP
25 124 (13.81%) SCCM
26 123 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
27 122 (13.59%) PowerShell
28 120 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
29 117 (13.03%) 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
1 163 (18.15%) MS Exchange
2 102 (11.36%) IIS
3 78 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 63 (7.02%) SharePoint
6 45 (5.01%) Tomcat
7 43 (4.79%) Skype for Business
8 42 (4.68%) Apache
9 33 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (2.90%) nginx
11 25 (2.78%) Jetty
11 25 (2.78%) Mongrel
11 25 (2.78%) WebSphere
12 19 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.78%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (1.56%) JBoss
16 9 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 120 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.22%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) SketchUp
8 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 (16.15%) Office 365
2 85 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (2.78%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.45%) IaaS
8 12 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.34%) SaaS
9 9 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.67%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.67%) PaaS
12 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.45%) G Suite
13 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 839 (93.43%) DNS
2 306 (34.08%) TCP/IP
3 247 (27.51%) Firewall
4 212 (23.61%) LAN
5 188 (20.94%) WAN
6 174 (19.38%) VPN
7 109 (12.14%) Wireless
8 106 (11.80%) SAN
9 77 (8.57%) VLAN
10 75 (8.35%) MPLS
11 71 (7.91%) Network Security
12 61 (6.79%) IPsec
12 61 (6.79%) VoIP
13 58 (6.46%) SSL
14 55 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
15 54 (6.01%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (5.90%) OSPF
17 51 (5.68%) Cisco IOS
17 51 (5.68%) HTTP
18 50 (5.57%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.34%) MS Access
7 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.89%) MySQL
9 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.33%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (0.22%) GIS
13 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.67%) Travis CI
3 16 (1.78%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.33%) JIRA
6 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
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%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) MSI
8 1 (0.11%) Subversion
8 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (8.69%) Finance
2 33 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.23%) Banking
4 27 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.45%) Retail
6 20 (2.23%) Back Office
7 9 (1.00%) Law
8 8 (0.89%) Billing
9 7 (0.78%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.67%) Publishing
11 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.56%) Legal
12 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.45%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.33%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) 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
1 145 (16.15%) Analyst
2 94 (10.47%) Support Engineer
3 90 (10.02%) Network Engineer
4 83 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 51 (5.68%) Support Analyst
7 50 (5.57%) Consultant
8 48 (5.35%) Desktop Support
9 46 (5.12%) Architect
10 44 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
12 41 (4.57%) IT Support
13 40 (4.45%) Administrator
14 33 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
14 33 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
15 32 (3.56%) Service Analyst
16 26 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 26 (2.90%) Server Engineer
16 26 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
17 25 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.90%) .NET
2 31 (3.45%) 802.1X
3 25 (2.78%) J2EE
4 24 (2.67%) Servlets
5 13 (1.45%) Web Services
6 8 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.78%) HTML
8 6 (0.67%) Middleware
9 5 (0.56%) jQuery
9 5 (0.56%) XML
10 4 (0.45%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.45%) LAMP
11 3 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.33%) RFC 2544
12 2 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.22%) SAML
12 2 (0.22%) WAP
12 2 (0.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 1 (0.11%) Java EE
13 1 (0.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.69%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.35%) Clustering
4 36 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.34%) PKI
6 29 (3.23%) Replication
7 21 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.78%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.78%) Thin Client
10 15 (1.67%) PDA
11 14 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.56%) EPoS
11 14 (1.56%) NHS
11 14 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.45%) Blackberry
13 12 (1.34%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.34%) iPhone
14 10 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 598 (66.59%) Windows
2 320 (35.63%) Windows Server
3 211 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 193 (21.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 174 (19.38%) Linux
6 134 (14.92%) Windows 7
7 117 (13.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 101 (11.25%) Windows 10
9 78 (8.69%) Unix
10 60 (6.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (4.68%) Windows 8
12 41 (4.57%) Solaris
13 38 (4.23%) CentOS
14 36 (4.01%) Windows XP
15 29 (3.23%) Android
16 19 (2.12%) Mac OS X
17 18 (2.00%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
18 11 (1.22%) SUSE
19 10 (1.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (19.71%) ITIL
2 106 (11.80%) Migration
3 81 (9.02%) DevOps
4 74 (8.24%) Configuration Management
5 56 (6.24%) Change Management
6 49 (5.46%) Incident Management
6 49 (5.46%) Load Balancing
7 44 (4.90%) Project Management
8 43 (4.79%) Problem Management
9 42 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (4.68%) Network Design
9 42 (4.68%) Open Source
10 36 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (3.90%) Network Management
12 32 (3.56%) High Availability
13 30 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (3.34%) Mobile Device Management
13 30 (3.34%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (3.01%) Service Management
15 26 (2.90%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 122 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 104 (11.58%) SQL
3 41 (4.57%) Java
3 41 (4.57%) Perl
3 41 (4.57%) Python
4 29 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 25 (2.78%) VBScript
6 18 (2.00%) Korn
7 14 (1.56%) C
7 14 (1.56%) VB
8 11 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.00%) Ruby
10 7 (0.78%) C#
10 7 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.78%) PHP
11 5 (0.56%) C-shell
11 5 (0.56%) Delphi
12 4 (0.45%) C++
13 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 123 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
3 104 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (9.58%) SC Cleared
5 75 (8.35%) CCNP
6 74 (8.24%) CCNA
7 60 (6.68%) Degree
8 48 (5.35%) MCSE
9 28 (3.12%) DV Cleared
10 27 (3.01%) MCITP
11 20 (2.23%) CCIE
11 20 (2.23%) MCP
11 20 (2.23%) MCSA
12 19 (2.12%) MCDST
13 16 (1.78%) 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 46 (5.12%) SLA
2 13 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.00%) QA
4 7 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.78%) PMO
5 3 (0.33%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 565 (62.92%) Active Directory
2 220 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (14.37%) Hyper-V
4 64 (7.13%) XenApp
5 52 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (5.23%) vSphere
7 27 (3.01%) Xen
8 25 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (2.12%) NFS
11 15 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.56%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.45%) XenDesktop
14 10 (1.11%) BitLocker
14 10 (1.11%) Docker
15 9 (1.00%) ISA Server
15 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.89%) Firmware
16 8 (0.89%) Samba
17 7 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 124 (13.81%) SCCM
2 69 (7.68%) Puppet
3 59 (6.57%) WSUS
4 48 (5.35%) NetBackup
5 43 (4.79%) Ansible
6 35 (3.90%) SCOM
7 30 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (3.01%) Nagios
9 20 (2.23%) vCenter Server
10 16 (1.78%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
10 16 (1.78%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.67%) AirWatch
12 12 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 9 (1.00%) Salt
15 9 (1.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 357 (39.76%) Microsoft
2 334 (37.19%) VMware
3 282 (31.40%) Cisco
4 162 (18.04%) Citrix
5 127 (14.14%) HP
6 76 (8.46%) Dell
7 69 (7.68%) Red Hat
8 59 (6.57%) Oracle
9 56 (6.24%) CheckPoint
9 56 (6.24%) Juniper
10 51 (5.68%) F5
11 47 (5.23%) NetApp
12 42 (4.68%) Apple
13 37 (4.12%) IBM
14 35 (3.90%) Veeam
15 33 (3.67%) EMC
15 33 (3.67%) Infoblox
16 32 (3.56%) Google
16 32 (3.56%) SolarWinds
17 30 (3.34%) Sophos
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 4 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
NCC Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago