Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 258 206
Rank change year-on-year -8 -52 +15
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,033 1,040 1,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.02% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 7.49% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 658 842
UK median daily rate £375 £319 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% -2.94%
10th Percentile £156 £130 £163
90th Percentile £563 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +18.40% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 65 119
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -39.29% +55.56%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.05 £13.90
90th Percentile £46.75 £49.50 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -32.14% +55.56%

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 13,579 13,886 15,853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 13.58% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,167 8,467 9,608
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 739 812
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.03 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% -25.35% +21.95%

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 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -5 940 £375 +15.38% 366
UK excluding London -35 603 £370 +18.40% 265
London +37 403 £400 +14.29% 121
South East -56 197 £375 +7.14% 59
North of England -11 144 £375 +35.14% 86
East of England +10 86 £400 +60.00% 37
North West -11 79 £389 +46.70% 45
Midlands -26 68 £360 +0.70% 34
Scotland +1 62 £285 -8.80% 9
Yorkshire +15 46 £375 +25.00% 37
West Midlands -34 45 £370 +1.37% 26
South West -51 41 £338 +8.00% 29
East Midlands +2 23 £263 -20.75% 8
North East -16 19 £261 -5.00% 4
Wales -29 4 £100 -72.41% 11
Northern Ireland +38 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 962 (93.13%) DNS
2 685 (66.31%) Windows
3 671 (64.96%) Active Directory
4 503 (48.69%) Microsoft
5 416 (40.27%) VMware
6 392 (37.95%) Windows Server
7 306 (29.62%) TCP/IP
8 287 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 277 (26.82%) Office 365
10 264 (25.56%) Firewall
11 260 (25.17%) Cisco
12 241 (23.33%) Citrix
13 233 (22.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 221 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 212 (20.52%) PowerShell
16 207 (20.04%) WAN
16 207 (20.04%) Linux
17 206 (19.94%) Windows 7
18 205 (19.85%) MS Exchange
19 203 (19.65%) LAN
19 203 (19.65%) ITIL
20 180 (17.42%) VPN
21 177 (17.13%) Security Cleared
22 175 (16.94%) Windows 10
23 173 (16.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 164 (15.88%) SCCM
25 157 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
26 134 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
27 127 (12.29%) SC Cleared
28 123 (11.91%) 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
1 205 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 86 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 85 (8.23%) Skype for Business
4 82 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 77 (7.45%) IIS
6 58 (5.61%) Apache
7 57 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (3.29%) nginx
9 32 (3.10%) Tomcat
10 31 (3.00%) Jetty
10 31 (3.00%) Mongrel
10 31 (3.00%) WebSphere
11 23 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (1.36%) Confluence
14 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.68%) CMS
16 6 (0.58%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 157 (15.20%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.097%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.097%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.097%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.097%) Eikon
4 1 (0.097%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.097%) RMDS
4 1 (0.097%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.097%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 277 (26.82%) Office 365
2 134 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 35 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (3.00%) Google App Engine
8 30 (2.90%) Mimecast
9 25 (2.42%) IaaS
10 19 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (0.97%) PaaS
12 10 (0.97%) Yammer
13 8 (0.77%) G Suite
13 8 (0.77%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.77%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.68%) SaaS
15 6 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 962 (93.13%) DNS
2 306 (29.62%) TCP/IP
3 264 (25.56%) Firewall
4 207 (20.04%) WAN
5 203 (19.65%) LAN
6 180 (17.42%) VPN
7 104 (10.07%) FTP
8 103 (9.97%) IPsec
9 96 (9.29%) Wireless
10 95 (9.20%) VoIP
11 91 (8.81%) HTTP
11 91 (8.81%) SAN
12 90 (8.71%) SSL
13 83 (8.03%) OSPF
14 79 (7.65%) Skype
15 77 (7.45%) VLAN
16 74 (7.16%) BGP
17 70 (6.78%) Internet
18 53 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
19 52 (5.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.03%) MySQL
3 21 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 15 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.36%) RDBMS
5 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
7 6 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.48%) MS Access
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.29%) Power BI
10 2 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 67 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 42 (4.07%) Travis CI
3 26 (2.52%) JIRA
4 25 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.42%) MSI
5 18 (1.74%) HP UFT
5 18 (1.74%) WinRunner
6 8 (0.77%) Subversion
7 7 (0.68%) Gerrit
8 6 (0.58%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.48%) Toad
10 4 (0.39%) GDB
10 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.39%) Valgrind
10 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.29%) Selenium
12 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.19%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (11.42%) Finance
2 45 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.42%) Retail
4 23 (2.23%) Back Office
5 21 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.65%) Banking
6 17 (1.65%) Spanish Language
7 11 (1.06%) French Language
7 11 (1.06%) Military
8 10 (0.97%) Legal
9 9 (0.87%) Italian Language
9 9 (0.87%) Law
10 7 (0.68%) Marketing
11 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Advertising
13 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 3 (0.29%) German Language
13 3 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 149 (14.42%) Analyst
3 122 (11.81%) Support Engineer
4 103 (9.97%) Network Engineer
5 67 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 66 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support
7 61 (5.91%) IT Support
8 56 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 55 (5.32%) Architect
10 48 (4.65%) Desktop Support
11 45 (4.36%) IT Engineer
12 42 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 39 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 39 (3.78%) Administrator
14 37 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
15 36 (3.48%) Windows Engineer
16 35 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
17 34 (3.29%) Service Analyst
18 33 (3.19%) Consultant
18 33 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.78%) .NET
2 31 (3.00%) 802.1X
2 31 (3.00%) Servlets
3 30 (2.90%) J2EE
3 30 (2.90%) LDAP
4 14 (1.36%) JSON
5 13 (1.26%) Web Services
6 11 (1.06%) Middleware
7 9 (0.87%) HTML
8 7 (0.68%) Ajax
8 7 (0.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (0.68%) CGI
8 7 (0.68%) REST
9 5 (0.48%) ADSI
9 5 (0.48%) LAMP
9 5 (0.48%) SQLAlchemy
10 4 (0.39%) FreeSWITCH
10 4 (0.39%) SAML
10 4 (0.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 4 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 70 (6.78%) PKI
3 65 (6.29%) Clustering
4 56 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (2.52%) iPhone
9 24 (2.32%) Fat Client
9 24 (2.32%) Thin Client
10 22 (2.13%) Replication
11 21 (2.03%) iPad
12 20 (1.94%) Computer Science
13 19 (1.84%) PDA
14 17 (1.65%) NHS
15 15 (1.45%) Management Information System
16 13 (1.26%) Smartphone
17 12 (1.16%) Private Cloud
18 8 (0.77%) CMDB
19 7 (0.68%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 685 (66.31%) Windows
2 392 (37.95%) Windows Server
3 233 (22.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 221 (21.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 207 (20.04%) Linux
6 206 (19.94%) Windows 7
7 175 (16.94%) Windows 10
8 105 (10.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (4.45%) Unix
10 33 (3.19%) Android
10 33 (3.19%) Apple iOS
11 30 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (2.71%) AIX
12 28 (2.71%) Mac OS X
12 28 (2.71%) Windows 8
13 23 (2.23%) Solaris
14 21 (2.03%) Windows XP
15 15 (1.45%) CentOS
15 15 (1.45%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (19.65%) ITIL
2 173 (16.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 103 (9.97%) Migration
4 93 (9.00%) Configuration Management
5 85 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
6 84 (8.13%) DevOps
7 58 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (5.52%) Change Management
8 57 (5.52%) Open Source
9 48 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 47 (4.55%) Service Management
11 45 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 45 (4.36%) Patch Management
12 42 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 41 (3.97%) Load Balancing
14 40 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (3.87%) Service Delivery
15 39 (3.78%) Project Management
16 37 (3.58%) Problem Management
17 34 (3.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (20.52%) PowerShell
2 110 (10.65%) SQL
3 63 (6.10%) Python
4 57 (5.52%) Java
5 43 (4.16%) Perl
6 36 (3.48%) C
7 27 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 24 (2.32%) VBScript
9 21 (2.03%) C++
10 20 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.45%) Ruby
12 11 (1.06%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.87%) VB
14 7 (0.68%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.58%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.39%) C#
16 4 (0.39%) PHP
17 2 (0.19%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
18 1 (0.097%) Go
Qualifications
1 177 (17.13%) Security Cleared
2 127 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 123 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
4 117 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (7.65%) CCNP
6 65 (6.29%) MCSE
7 58 (5.61%) CCNA
8 51 (4.94%) Degree
9 47 (4.55%) MCSA
10 39 (3.78%) DV Cleared
11 25 (2.42%) MCP
11 25 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (2.23%) CCIE
13 22 (2.13%) ISTQB
14 18 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.74%) MCITP
15 13 (1.26%) CCA
16 12 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (1.16%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.74%) SLA
2 13 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.97%) GDPR
4 6 (0.58%) HL7
5 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.39%) PMO
5 4 (0.39%) QA
6 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.097%) COBIT
8 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.097%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 671 (64.96%) Active Directory
2 287 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 115 (11.13%) XenApp
5 97 (9.39%) VMware ESXi
6 89 (8.62%) vSphere
7 65 (6.29%) XenDesktop
8 46 (4.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (3.39%) Xen
11 34 (3.29%) Docker
12 29 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
13 24 (2.32%) XenServer
14 23 (2.23%) Terminal Services
15 19 (1.84%) DFS Replication
16 18 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (1.65%) BitLocker
18 13 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
19 11 (1.06%) Firmware
20 10 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 164 (15.88%) SCCM
2 82 (7.94%) Puppet
3 52 (5.03%) Ansible
4 51 (4.94%) WSUS
5 47 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (4.26%) SCOM
7 40 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
8 31 (3.00%) Backup Exec
9 30 (2.90%) vCenter Server
10 19 (1.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 19 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.74%) HP ALM
12 17 (1.65%) NetBackup
13 16 (1.55%) Nagios
14 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
15 14 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
16 12 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
16 12 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
16 12 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 503 (48.69%) Microsoft
2 416 (40.27%) VMware
3 260 (25.17%) Cisco
4 241 (23.33%) Citrix
5 119 (11.52%) HP
6 74 (7.16%) McAfee
7 68 (6.58%) Ivanti
8 61 (5.91%) SolarWinds
9 53 (5.13%) Apple
10 49 (4.74%) Dell
11 47 (4.55%) Google
12 43 (4.16%) Juniper
13 39 (3.78%) Veeam
14 38 (3.68%) CheckPoint
14 38 (3.68%) EMC
15 35 (3.39%) NetApp
15 35 (3.39%) Symantec
16 34 (3.29%) Sophos
17 30 (2.90%) Meraki
17 30 (2.90%) ServiceNow