Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 274 209
Rank change year-on-year +36 -65 +3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,199 894 1,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.94% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.72% 6.89% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 569 887
UK median daily rate £318 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% - -
10th Percentile £150 £125 £185
90th Percentile £536 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -10.77% +1.56% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 63 115
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £24.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.13% -14.29% +49.33%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.90 £13.35
90th Percentile £52.71 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.43 £28.00
% change year-on-year -21.02% -16.34% +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 13,754 12,977 16,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 13.64% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,462 7,788 10,281
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 761 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.23%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +16 1,012 £338 +3.85% 319
UK excluding London +21 715 £290 -10.77% 235
London +61 466 £375 +15.38% 98
South East +11 183 £325 -1.52% 70
North of England +16 177 £295 -9.23% 59
Scotland +63 143 £275 -12.00% 9
North East +47 80 £285 +42.50% 4
East of England +3 75 £355 +42.00% 37
Midlands -31 70 £305 -18.67% 40
North West -23 66 £350 -1.82% 31
South West -31 42 £275 -18.52% 15
West Midlands -29 40 £354 -11.56% 28
Yorkshire -27 34 £350 +7.69% 24
East Midlands -7 30 £243 -15.65% 12
Wales -2 17 £279 -36.23% 5
Northern Ireland +28 12 £135 -61.36%

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1,130 (94.25%) DNS
2 850 (70.89%) Windows
3 821 (68.47%) Active Directory
4 617 (51.46%) Microsoft
5 510 (42.54%) Windows Server
6 504 (42.04%) VMware
7 406 (33.86%) Citrix
8 393 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 368 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 342 (28.52%) TCP/IP
11 299 (24.94%) Cisco
11 299 (24.94%) ITIL
12 298 (24.85%) Office 365
13 275 (22.94%) Security Cleared
14 274 (22.85%) Firewall
15 261 (21.77%) Windows 7
16 249 (20.77%) PowerShell
17 234 (19.52%) Windows Server 2012
18 218 (18.18%) MS Exchange
19 215 (17.93%) SC Cleared
20 214 (17.85%) Linux
21 213 (17.76%) SCCM
22 212 (17.68%) Windows 10
23 200 (16.68%) XenApp
24 192 (16.01%) VPN
24 192 (16.01%) LAN
25 190 (15.85%) WAN
26 177 (14.76%) Windows Server 2003
27 170 (14.18%) HP
28 164 (13.68%) Microsoft Office

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
1 218 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 108 (9.01%) Skype for Business
3 99 (8.26%) IIS
4 94 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (7.42%) SharePoint
6 53 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (2.84%) Apache
8 20 (1.67%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.50%) nginx
10 17 (1.42%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.33%) Jetty
11 16 (1.33%) Mongrel
12 13 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.58%) Confluence
15 7 (0.58%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 164 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.083%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) RMDS
2 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.083%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 298 (24.85%) Office 365
2 153 (12.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (3.50%) IaaS
5 34 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (1.75%) PaaS
9 20 (1.67%) Mimecast
10 19 (1.58%) G Suite
11 16 (1.33%) Google App Engine
12 15 (1.25%) SaaS
12 15 (1.25%) Yammer
13 10 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.83%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.33%) GitHub
16 3 (0.25%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1,130 (94.25%) DNS
2 342 (28.52%) TCP/IP
3 274 (22.85%) Firewall
4 192 (16.01%) LAN
4 192 (16.01%) VPN
5 190 (15.85%) WAN
6 132 (11.01%) SAN
7 114 (9.51%) VLAN
8 106 (8.84%) Wireless
9 92 (7.67%) IPsec
10 90 (7.51%) Skype
11 80 (6.67%) FTP
11 80 (6.67%) SSL
12 76 (6.34%) OSPF
13 75 (6.26%) NetScaler
14 71 (5.92%) MPLS
15 68 (5.67%) VoIP
16 67 (5.59%) BGP
16 67 (5.59%) Network Security
16 67 (5.59%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.42%) MySQL
3 31 (2.59%) NoSQL
4 29 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 29 (2.42%) RDBMS
4 29 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.33%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.25%) Big Data
10 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.17%) MS Access
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.083%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.083%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 62 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 42 (3.50%) Travis CI
3 31 (2.59%) HP UFT
3 31 (2.59%) WinRunner
4 27 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.92%) MSI
6 10 (0.83%) JIRA
7 5 (0.42%) Subversion
7 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.25%) Selenium
9 2 (0.17%) GDB
9 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.083%) AppScan
10 1 (0.083%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.083%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.083%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.083%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.083%) RStudio
10 1 (0.083%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 108 (9.01%) Finance
2 42 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.25%) Banking
4 26 (2.17%) Retail
5 21 (1.75%) Back Office
6 11 (0.92%) Legal
7 9 (0.75%) Marketing
8 7 (0.58%) French Language
8 7 (0.58%) German Language
8 7 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.42%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.42%) Military
10 5 (0.42%) Publishing
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) Games
11 3 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 179 (14.93%) Support Engineer
2 163 (13.59%) Analyst
3 149 (12.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 115 (9.59%) Network Engineer
5 75 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 62 (5.17%) Architect
7 61 (5.09%) IT Support
8 58 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 57 (4.75%) Desktop Support
10 53 (4.42%) IT Engineer
11 52 (4.34%) Support Analyst
11 52 (4.34%) Windows Engineer
12 46 (3.84%) Administrator
13 44 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 44 (3.67%) Server Engineer
14 42 (3.50%) Citrix Engineer
15 41 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 39 (3.25%) Consultant
16 39 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
17 36 (3.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.34%) LDAP
2 33 (2.75%) 802.1X
3 26 (2.17%) Web Services
4 20 (1.67%) .NET
5 16 (1.33%) J2EE
5 16 (1.33%) Servlets
6 10 (0.83%) JSON
7 9 (0.75%) SAML
8 8 (0.67%) HTML
8 8 (0.67%) OAuth
9 7 (0.58%) ADSI
9 7 (0.58%) Middleware
10 6 (0.50%) LAMP
11 5 (0.42%) Rendezvous
12 4 (0.33%) HTML5
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Axis
13 3 (0.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 3 (0.25%) WSH
13 3 (0.25%) X-Windows
14 2 (0.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 109 (9.09%) Clustering
3 93 (7.76%) PKI
4 62 (5.17%) Fat Client
4 62 (5.17%) Thin Client
5 55 (4.59%) Computer Science
6 52 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 37 (3.09%) PDA
8 36 (3.00%) Blackberry
9 28 (2.34%) Replication
10 25 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.50%) iPhone
13 14 (1.17%) NHS
14 12 (1.00%) iPad
15 10 (0.83%) CMDB
16 9 (0.75%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.75%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 850 (70.89%) Windows
2 510 (42.54%) Windows Server
3 368 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 261 (21.77%) Windows 7
5 234 (19.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 214 (17.85%) Linux
7 212 (17.68%) Windows 10
8 177 (14.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (6.01%) Windows 8
10 67 (5.59%) Apple iOS
11 49 (4.09%) Android
12 48 (4.00%) Unix
13 41 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 34 (2.84%) AIX
15 29 (2.42%) Mac OS
15 29 (2.42%) Windows Phone
15 29 (2.42%) Windows XP
16 26 (2.17%) Mac OS X
16 26 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
17 24 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (24.94%) ITIL
2 96 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (7.17%) Configuration Management
4 78 (6.51%) Migration
5 77 (6.42%) DevOps
6 76 (6.34%) Change Management
7 70 (5.84%) Open Source
8 65 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (5.34%) Test Automation
10 63 (5.25%) Service Delivery
11 62 (5.17%) Incident Management
12 59 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (4.92%) Problem Management
13 54 (4.50%) Project Management
14 53 (4.42%) Software Delivery
15 51 (4.25%) High Availability
15 51 (4.25%) Load Balancing
15 51 (4.25%) Service Management
16 43 (3.59%) Network Management
17 40 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 249 (20.77%) PowerShell
2 158 (13.18%) SQL
3 50 (4.17%) Java
4 46 (3.84%) VBScript
5 44 (3.67%) Python
6 41 (3.42%) C
7 34 (2.84%) Perl
8 29 (2.42%) Bash Shell
9 27 (2.25%) VB
10 17 (1.42%) Ruby
10 17 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.50%) C++
13 5 (0.42%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.25%) PHP
15 2 (0.17%) C#
15 2 (0.17%) SystemTap
16 1 (0.083%) AWK
16 1 (0.083%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.083%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 275 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 215 (17.93%) SC Cleared
3 128 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
3 128 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (7.59%) Degree
5 86 (7.17%) CCNP
6 62 (5.17%) MCSE
7 52 (4.34%) CCNA
8 47 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 47 (3.92%) MCSA
9 45 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 45 (3.75%) DV Cleared
10 43 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (2.67%) ISTQB
12 30 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
13 23 (1.92%) CCIE
14 22 (1.83%) MCP
15 20 (1.67%) DBS Check
16 19 (1.58%) MCITP
17 17 (1.42%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.50%) SLA
2 40 (3.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (1.75%) GDPR
4 15 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.83%) QA
6 4 (0.33%) PMO
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.083%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 821 (68.47%) Active Directory
2 393 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (16.68%) XenApp
4 146 (12.18%) Hyper-V
5 128 (10.68%) vSphere
6 127 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
7 109 (9.09%) XenDesktop
8 105 (8.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 58 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
10 56 (4.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 50 (4.17%) XenServer
12 38 (3.17%) Docker
12 38 (3.17%) VMware NSX
13 18 (1.50%) NFS
13 18 (1.50%) Xen
14 16 (1.33%) Terminal Services
14 16 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.25%) DFS Replication
16 13 (1.08%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 213 (17.76%) SCCM
2 80 (6.67%) Puppet
3 77 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (5.17%) WSUS
5 56 (4.67%) McAfee ePO
6 52 (4.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 47 (3.92%) SCOM
8 44 (3.67%) Ansible
9 40 (3.34%) vCenter Server
10 35 (2.92%) HP ALM
11 34 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
12 33 (2.75%) AirWatch
12 33 (2.75%) Backup Exec
13 32 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (2.25%) XenMobile
15 25 (2.09%) SAP Afaria
16 22 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
17 21 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 20 (1.67%) NetBackup
19 18 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 617 (51.46%) Microsoft
2 504 (42.04%) VMware
3 406 (33.86%) Citrix
4 299 (24.94%) Cisco
5 170 (14.18%) HP
6 136 (11.34%) Ivanti
7 104 (8.67%) McAfee
8 84 (7.01%) Apple
9 73 (6.09%) CheckPoint
9 73 (6.09%) Dell
10 59 (4.92%) SolarWinds
11 55 (4.59%) Veritas
12 49 (4.09%) SAP
13 48 (4.00%) Symantec
14 47 (3.92%) NetApp
15 45 (3.75%) Juniper
16 40 (3.34%) Palo Alto
17 38 (3.17%) ThinPrint
18 36 (3.00%) F5
19 33 (2.75%) Infoblox