Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 273 211
Rank change year-on-year +40 -62 +2
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,174 852 1,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.93% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 6.73% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 558 838
UK median daily rate £310 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -2.99% +1.52%
10th Percentile £150 £139 £190
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £328 £325
% change year-on-year -12.21% +0.77% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 60 108
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.61% -10.91% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.40 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.70 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -12.50% +54.44%

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 13,323 12,668 16,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 7,669 9,768
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £207 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 746 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -24.19% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -30.91% +22.22%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +16 984 £325 -1.52% 301
UK excluding London +23 705 £288 -12.21% 219
London +65 456 £375 +7.14% 96
North of England +3 176 £290 -2.52% 52
South East -18 173 £325 -7.14% 68
Scotland +60 146 £275 -26.67% 6
North East +45 89 £285 +16.33% 2
East of England +13 70 £325 +10.17% 32
Midlands -17 66 £300 -20.00% 27
North West -21 62 £355 +1.36% 28
South West -17 43 £275 -15.38% 26
West Midlands -19 42 £325 -18.75% 18
Yorkshire -33 28 £298 -8.46% 22
East Midlands -21 24 £243 -15.65% 9
Wales +7 21 £302 -32.89% 7
Northern Ireland +26 13 £135 -45.90% 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,102 (93.87%) DNS
2 836 (71.21%) Windows
3 820 (69.85%) Active Directory
4 599 (51.02%) Microsoft
5 508 (43.27%) VMware
6 495 (42.16%) Windows Server
7 416 (35.43%) Citrix
8 401 (34.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 374 (31.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 337 (28.71%) TCP/IP
11 302 (25.72%) ITIL
12 297 (25.30%) Cisco
12 297 (25.30%) Office 365
13 280 (23.85%) Security Cleared
14 264 (22.49%) Windows 7
15 251 (21.38%) Firewall
16 236 (20.10%) PowerShell
17 229 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
18 213 (18.14%) SC Cleared
18 213 (18.14%) SCCM
19 207 (17.63%) Linux
20 205 (17.46%) XenApp
20 205 (17.46%) Windows 10
21 194 (16.52%) VPN
22 191 (16.27%) MS Exchange
23 188 (16.01%) LAN
23 188 (16.01%) HP
24 187 (15.93%) WAN
25 175 (14.91%) Microsoft Office
26 172 (14.65%) 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
1 191 (16.27%) MS Exchange
2 109 (9.28%) IIS
3 105 (8.94%) Skype for Business
4 97 (8.26%) SharePoint
5 87 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (3.07%) Apache
8 23 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.53%) nginx
10 17 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.36%) Jetty
11 16 (1.36%) Mongrel
12 12 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
13 11 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
18 4 (0.34%) Confluence
18 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 175 (14.91%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.85%) RMDS
2 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.085%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 297 (25.30%) Office 365
2 153 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (3.58%) IaaS
5 27 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (1.70%) PaaS
9 19 (1.62%) G Suite
10 16 (1.36%) Google App Engine
11 15 (1.28%) Yammer
12 14 (1.19%) Mimecast
13 13 (1.11%) SaaS
14 9 (0.77%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.43%) Serverless
17 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,102 (93.87%) DNS
2 337 (28.71%) TCP/IP
3 251 (21.38%) Firewall
4 194 (16.52%) VPN
5 188 (16.01%) LAN
6 187 (15.93%) WAN
7 155 (13.20%) SAN
8 116 (9.88%) VLAN
9 107 (9.11%) Wireless
10 89 (7.58%) NetScaler
11 87 (7.41%) IPsec
12 84 (7.16%) SSL
13 79 (6.73%) MPLS
13 79 (6.73%) Skype
14 73 (6.22%) FTP
15 71 (6.05%) OSPF
16 65 (5.54%) BGP
16 65 (5.54%) Network Security
16 65 (5.54%) VoIP
17 61 (5.20%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.92%) MySQL
3 35 (2.98%) NoSQL
4 33 (2.81%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.81%) RDBMS
4 33 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.26%) Big Data
11 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.26%) MS Access
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.085%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.085%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 46 (3.92%) Travis CI
3 31 (2.64%) HP UFT
3 31 (2.64%) WinRunner
4 29 (2.47%) Git (software)
5 18 (1.53%) MSI
6 9 (0.77%) JIRA
7 7 (0.60%) Selenium
8 6 (0.51%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.43%) Subversion
10 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.26%) JUnit
11 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.26%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.17%) GDB
12 2 (0.17%) Maven
12 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (9.03%) Finance
2 41 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.56%) Banking
4 22 (1.87%) Retail
5 15 (1.28%) Back Office
6 11 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.85%) Legal
8 7 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.60%) French Language
8 7 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.60%) Marketing
9 5 (0.43%) German Language
10 4 (0.34%) Electronics
10 4 (0.34%) Local Government
10 4 (0.34%) Military
11 3 (0.26%) Games
11 3 (0.26%) Publishing
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
12 2 (0.17%) Front Office
12 2 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 182 (15.50%) Support Engineer
2 155 (13.20%) Analyst
3 134 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 103 (8.77%) Network Engineer
5 75 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (5.20%) Architect
6 61 (5.20%) Desktop Support
7 59 (5.03%) IT Support
8 54 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 52 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
10 51 (4.34%) IT Engineer
11 44 (3.75%) Support Analyst
12 43 (3.66%) Citrix Engineer
13 42 (3.58%) Server Engineer
14 41 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 40 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 40 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
16 38 (3.24%) Administrator
17 37 (3.15%) Consultant
18 36 (3.07%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.90%) LDAP
2 31 (2.64%) 802.1X
3 28 (2.39%) Web Services
4 19 (1.62%) .NET
5 16 (1.36%) J2EE
5 16 (1.36%) Servlets
6 11 (0.94%) JSON
7 10 (0.85%) HTML
8 9 (0.77%) SAML
9 8 (0.68%) OAuth
10 7 (0.60%) HTML5
10 7 (0.60%) LAMP
10 7 (0.60%) Middleware
11 5 (0.43%) ADSI
11 5 (0.43%) Rendezvous
12 3 (0.26%) Apache Axis
12 3 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.26%) X-Windows
13 2 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
13 2 (0.17%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 112 (9.54%) Clustering
3 85 (7.24%) PKI
4 60 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 59 (5.03%) Fat Client
5 59 (5.03%) Thin Client
6 53 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (3.75%) Management Information System
8 36 (3.07%) PDA
9 35 (2.98%) Blackberry
10 29 (2.47%) Replication
11 27 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.19%) iPhone
13 13 (1.11%) NHS
14 11 (0.94%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.94%) iPad
15 10 (0.85%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.77%) CMDB
17 8 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 836 (71.21%) Windows
2 495 (42.16%) Windows Server
3 374 (31.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 264 (22.49%) Windows 7
5 229 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 207 (17.63%) Linux
7 205 (17.46%) Windows 10
8 172 (14.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (6.56%) Windows 8
10 67 (5.71%) Apple iOS
11 52 (4.43%) Android
12 51 (4.34%) Unix
13 39 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (2.73%) AIX
15 31 (2.64%) Mac OS
16 29 (2.47%) Windows XP
17 27 (2.30%) Windows Phone
18 24 (2.04%) Windows Phone 8
19 23 (1.96%) Solaris
20 20 (1.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (25.72%) ITIL
2 95 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
3 85 (7.24%) Migration
4 83 (7.07%) Configuration Management
5 82 (6.98%) DevOps
6 76 (6.47%) Change Management
7 72 (6.13%) Open Source
7 72 (6.13%) Test Automation
8 70 (5.96%) Service Delivery
9 64 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (5.37%) Project Management
11 62 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (5.28%) Incident Management
12 57 (4.86%) Problem Management
13 56 (4.77%) Load Balancing
14 50 (4.26%) High Availability
14 50 (4.26%) Software Delivery
15 46 (3.92%) Service Management
16 45 (3.83%) Network Management
17 42 (3.58%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 236 (20.10%) PowerShell
2 162 (13.80%) SQL
3 59 (5.03%) Java
4 50 (4.26%) Python
5 40 (3.41%) VBScript
6 37 (3.15%) C
7 32 (2.73%) Perl
8 30 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.96%) VB
10 17 (1.45%) Ruby
11 15 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.60%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.34%) C++
13 4 (0.34%) PHP
14 3 (0.26%) Go
15 2 (0.17%) C#
15 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.17%) SystemTap
16 1 (0.085%) AWK
16 1 (0.085%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 280 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 213 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 122 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
3 122 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (8.18%) Degree
5 76 (6.47%) CCNP
6 64 (5.45%) MCSE
7 53 (4.51%) CCNA
8 49 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 48 (4.09%) MCSA
10 47 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 45 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
12 43 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (2.64%) ISTQB
14 27 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.96%) MCP
16 21 (1.79%) CCDP
16 21 (1.79%) CCIE
16 21 (1.79%) DBS Check
17 16 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.86%) SLA
2 40 (3.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (1.79%) GDPR
4 15 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.02%) QA
6 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.34%) PMO
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.085%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 820 (69.85%) Active Directory
2 401 (34.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (17.46%) XenApp
4 145 (12.35%) Hyper-V
5 129 (10.99%) vSphere
6 122 (10.39%) VMware ESXi
7 119 (10.14%) XenDesktop
8 103 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 61 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
10 57 (4.86%) Virtual Desktop
11 48 (4.09%) XenServer
12 42 (3.58%) VMware NSX
13 38 (3.24%) Docker
14 25 (2.13%) DFS Replication
15 20 (1.70%) Terminal Services
16 18 (1.53%) Xen
17 16 (1.36%) NFS
18 13 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
19 12 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
20 11 (0.94%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 213 (18.14%) SCCM
2 82 (6.98%) Puppet
3 78 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (4.60%) WSUS
5 51 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
6 50 (4.26%) SCOM
7 49 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 41 (3.49%) Ansible
9 38 (3.24%) HP ALM
9 38 (3.24%) vCenter Server
10 35 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
11 32 (2.73%) AirWatch
11 32 (2.73%) Backup Exec
11 32 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
12 25 (2.13%) XenMobile
13 23 (1.96%) SAP Afaria
14 20 (1.70%) NetBackup
14 20 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
15 18 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 599 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 508 (43.27%) VMware
3 416 (35.43%) Citrix
4 297 (25.30%) Cisco
5 188 (16.01%) HP
6 145 (12.35%) Ivanti
7 93 (7.92%) McAfee
8 82 (6.98%) Apple
9 77 (6.56%) Dell
10 66 (5.62%) CheckPoint
11 56 (4.77%) Veritas
12 55 (4.68%) SAP
13 53 (4.51%) Symantec
14 52 (4.43%) SolarWinds
15 46 (3.92%) Juniper
16 43 (3.66%) NetApp
17 42 (3.58%) Palo Alto
18 39 (3.32%) ThinPrint
19 37 (3.15%) F5
20 33 (2.81%) Google