Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 252 222
Rank change year-on-year -14 -30 +10
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,041 1,069 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.03% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 7.64% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 690 811
UK median daily rate £375 £317 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.30% -6.76% -
10th Percentile £151 £130 £169
90th Percentile £563 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £317 £325
% change year-on-year +16.72% -2.46% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 56 104
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -39.29% +55.56%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £14.50
90th Percentile £46.88 £43.00 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -32.14% +57.75%

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 13,587 13,998 15,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 13.55% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,206 8,618 9,465
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 710 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% -22.45% +19.51%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -10 958 £375 +17.19% 325
UK excluding London -45 601 £370 +16.72% 245
London +25 412 £400 +14.29% 100
South East -37 204 £375 +7.14% 68
North of England -3 149 £375 +33.93% 59
North West -3 86 £400 +42.86% 32
East of England -4 82 £375 +25.00% 28
Midlands -37 68 £360 +2.86% 35
Scotland 0 51 £288 -8.00% 11
Yorkshire +10 48 £375 +25.00% 22
West Midlands -39 44 £370 +5.71% 23
South West -61 42 £325 +19.27% 35
East Midlands +5 24 £235 -14.55% 12
North East -22 15 £261 -5.86% 5
Wales -25 4 £100 -72.88% 9
Northern Ireland +26 2 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 973 (93.47%) DNS
2 668 (64.17%) Windows
3 647 (62.15%) Active Directory
4 497 (47.74%) Microsoft
5 411 (39.48%) VMware
6 382 (36.70%) Windows Server
7 339 (32.56%) TCP/IP
8 275 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 264 (25.36%) Office 365
10 255 (24.50%) Firewall
11 254 (24.40%) Cisco
12 234 (22.48%) Citrix
13 228 (21.90%) Linux
14 220 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 219 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 215 (20.65%) WAN
17 212 (20.37%) LAN
18 202 (19.40%) PowerShell
19 198 (19.02%) MS Exchange
20 196 (18.83%) Windows 7
21 193 (18.54%) ITIL
22 177 (17.00%) Windows 10
23 176 (16.91%) VPN
24 174 (16.71%) Security Cleared
25 165 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 164 (15.75%) SCCM
27 152 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
28 132 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
29 129 (12.39%) FTP
30 125 (12.01%) HTTP

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
1 198 (19.02%) MS Exchange
2 92 (8.84%) IIS
3 73 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (6.92%) Apache
4 72 (6.92%) SharePoint
5 69 (6.63%) Skype for Business
6 55 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (4.71%) nginx
8 48 (4.61%) Tomcat
9 46 (4.42%) Jetty
9 46 (4.42%) Mongrel
9 46 (4.42%) WebSphere
10 28 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
12 14 (1.34%) Confluence
13 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.67%) CMS
14 7 (0.67%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 152 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.096%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.096%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.096%) Maya
6 1 (0.096%) NUKE
6 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.096%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.096%) Eikon
4 1 (0.096%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.096%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.096%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 264 (25.36%) Office 365
2 132 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
6 46 (4.42%) Google App Engine
7 36 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (2.79%) IaaS
9 26 (2.50%) Mimecast
10 23 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.86%) SaaS
12 8 (0.77%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.67%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.67%) PaaS
13 7 (0.67%) Yammer
14 6 (0.58%) G Suite
14 6 (0.58%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 973 (93.47%) DNS
2 339 (32.56%) TCP/IP
3 255 (24.50%) Firewall
4 215 (20.65%) WAN
5 212 (20.37%) LAN
6 176 (16.91%) VPN
7 129 (12.39%) FTP
8 125 (12.01%) HTTP
9 123 (11.82%) IPsec
10 122 (11.72%) SSL
11 99 (9.51%) Wireless
12 93 (8.93%) VoIP
13 88 (8.45%) SAN
14 79 (7.59%) OSPF
15 73 (7.01%) VLAN
16 72 (6.92%) BGP
17 69 (6.63%) Internet
18 68 (6.53%) Skype
19 49 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
20 46 (4.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.98%) MySQL
3 24 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 24 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.21%) RDBMS
5 22 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.48%) MS Access
9 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.29%) Power BI
11 2 (0.19%) Big Data
11 2 (0.19%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 91 (8.74%) Jenkins
2 66 (6.34%) Travis CI
3 28 (2.69%) JIRA
4 23 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.21%) MSI
5 13 (1.25%) HP UFT
5 13 (1.25%) WinRunner
6 7 (0.67%) Gerrit
7 6 (0.58%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.58%) Subversion
8 5 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.48%) Toad
9 4 (0.38%) GDB
9 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.38%) Valgrind
9 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.19%) Hudson
10 2 (0.19%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 110 (10.57%) Finance
2 42 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.21%) Retail
4 21 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 19 (1.83%) Back Office
6 17 (1.63%) Banking
6 17 (1.63%) Spanish Language
7 12 (1.15%) Military
8 10 (0.96%) French Language
9 9 (0.86%) Italian Language
9 9 (0.86%) Legal
10 8 (0.77%) Law
11 6 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.58%) Marketing
11 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) German Language
12 3 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 145 (13.93%) Analyst
2 142 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 123 (11.82%) Support Engineer
4 102 (9.80%) Network Engineer
5 73 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 68 (6.53%) Support Analyst
7 63 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 55 (5.28%) IT Support
9 51 (4.90%) Architect
10 40 (3.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 40 (3.84%) Desktop Support
11 39 (3.75%) Administrator
12 38 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 38 (3.65%) IT Engineer
12 38 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
13 37 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
14 35 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
15 34 (3.27%) Service Analyst
16 33 (3.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.38%) .NET
2 46 (4.42%) Servlets
3 44 (4.23%) J2EE
4 30 (2.88%) 802.1X
5 21 (2.02%) LDAP
6 13 (1.25%) JSON
6 13 (1.25%) Web Services
7 11 (1.06%) Middleware
8 10 (0.96%) HTML
9 8 (0.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (0.67%) Ajax
10 7 (0.67%) CGI
11 6 (0.58%) LAMP
11 6 (0.58%) REST
12 5 (0.48%) ADSI
12 5 (0.48%) Software Packaging
12 5 (0.48%) SQLAlchemy
13 4 (0.38%) FreeSWITCH
13 4 (0.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 4 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.41%) Data Centre
2 62 (5.96%) Clustering
2 62 (5.96%) PKI
3 52 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.69%) Blackberry
6 27 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.02%) iPhone
8 19 (1.83%) Fat Client
8 19 (1.83%) iPad
8 19 (1.83%) Replication
8 19 (1.83%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.54%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.44%) NHS
11 14 (1.34%) PDA
12 13 (1.25%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.86%) CMDB
13 9 (0.86%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.67%) Media Streaming
15 6 (0.58%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 668 (64.17%) Windows
2 382 (36.70%) Windows Server
3 228 (21.90%) Linux
4 220 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 219 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 196 (18.83%) Windows 7
7 177 (17.00%) Windows 10
8 100 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (3.75%) Unix
10 34 (3.27%) Android
11 29 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 27 (2.59%) Mac OS X
13 25 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (2.21%) Windows XP
15 22 (2.11%) AIX
15 22 (2.11%) Windows 8
16 19 (1.83%) Solaris
17 17 (1.63%) Ubuntu
18 12 (1.15%) CentOS
19 10 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (18.54%) ITIL
2 165 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 121 (11.62%) Configuration Management
4 107 (10.28%) DevOps
5 101 (9.70%) Migration
6 94 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (7.78%) Open Source
9 55 (5.28%) Test Automation
10 54 (5.19%) Change Management
11 47 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (4.51%) Service Delivery
12 44 (4.23%) Patch Management
13 42 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
13 42 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
14 41 (3.94%) Service Management
15 40 (3.84%) Load Balancing
16 37 (3.55%) Problem Management
17 36 (3.46%) Project Management
18 33 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 202 (19.40%) PowerShell
2 100 (9.61%) SQL
3 85 (8.17%) Java
4 72 (6.92%) Python
5 43 (4.13%) Perl
6 29 (2.79%) C
7 27 (2.59%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.50%) C++
9 23 (2.21%) Ruby
9 23 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 23 (2.21%) VBScript
10 13 (1.25%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.67%) Embedded C
11 7 (0.67%) VB
12 5 (0.48%) C#
12 5 (0.48%) PHP
13 3 (0.29%) Go
13 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.19%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 174 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 125 (12.01%) SC Cleared
3 120 (11.53%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (7.49%) CCNP
6 69 (6.63%) MCSE
7 63 (6.05%) CCNA
8 48 (4.61%) MCSA
9 45 (4.32%) Degree
10 37 (3.55%) DV Cleared
11 29 (2.79%) MCP
12 23 (2.21%) CCIE
12 23 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.92%) MCITP
14 17 (1.63%) DBS Check
14 17 (1.63%) ISTQB
15 16 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (1.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.42%) SLA
2 9 (0.86%) GDPR
3 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.58%) HIPAA
4 6 (0.58%) HL7
4 6 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.38%) PMO
7 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.29%) QA
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 647 (62.15%) Active Directory
2 275 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (10.47%) XenApp
4 106 (10.18%) Hyper-V
5 92 (8.84%) VMware ESXi
6 87 (8.36%) vSphere
7 64 (6.15%) XenDesktop
8 49 (4.71%) Xen
9 46 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 34 (3.27%) Docker
12 27 (2.59%) XenServer
13 24 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 22 (2.11%) Terminal Services
15 19 (1.83%) DFS Replication
16 16 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
17 15 (1.44%) BitLocker
18 12 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
19 11 (1.06%) Firmware
19 11 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 164 (15.75%) SCCM
2 108 (10.37%) Puppet
3 57 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (5.00%) Ansible
5 49 (4.71%) WSUS
6 41 (3.94%) SCOM
7 33 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
8 28 (2.69%) Backup Exec
9 27 (2.59%) vCenter Server
10 22 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 19 (1.83%) Nagios
12 18 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
12 18 (1.73%) NetBackup
13 16 (1.54%) Terraform
14 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
15 14 (1.34%) Kubernetes
16 13 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
16 13 (1.25%) HP ALM
17 12 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
17 12 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 497 (47.74%) Microsoft
2 411 (39.48%) VMware
3 254 (24.40%) Cisco
4 234 (22.48%) Citrix
5 110 (10.57%) HP
6 66 (6.34%) McAfee
7 62 (5.96%) Google
8 60 (5.76%) Ivanti
8 60 (5.76%) SolarWinds
9 51 (4.90%) Juniper
10 49 (4.71%) Apple
11 47 (4.51%) Dell
12 38 (3.65%) Veeam
13 36 (3.46%) CheckPoint
14 32 (3.07%) Meraki
15 30 (2.88%) EMC
15 30 (2.88%) NetApp
15 30 (2.88%) Sophos
16 29 (2.79%) ServiceNow
17 27 (2.59%) Symantec