Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 198 211
Rank change year-on-year -54 +13 +20
Contract jobs citing DHCP 951 1438 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.32% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 8.40% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 916 779
UK median daily rate £313 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £123 £185 £158
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 120 122
UK median hourly rate £23.43 £28.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.34% +49.53% +7.00%
10th Percentile £10.43 £13.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £44.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +57.75% +6.77%

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 13225 17127 16250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.82% 15.74% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10383 9139
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 825 962
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £20.77
% change year-on-year -28.85% +25.20% +6.50%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -49 871 £325 - 215
UK excluding London -56 602 £325 +1.56% 162
London -24 303 £325 -13.33% 58
South East -33 196 £320 -8.57% 45
North of England -85 143 £305 +8.93% 48
Midlands +25 89 £375 +10.70% 33
North West -6 77 £350 -6.67% 23
East of England +29 71 £269 -16.67% 16
South West -26 68 £325 - 16
West Midlands +26 49 £400 +28.00% 24
East Midlands 0 39 £288 -25.81% 9
North East -42 34 £265 +10.42% 5
Yorkshire +9 32 £325 -27.78% 20
Scotland -21 29 £300 -7.69% 4
Northern Ireland -47 4 £350 +75.00%
Wales -22 3 £450 +28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 888 (93.38%) DNS
2 646 (67.93%) Windows
3 621 (65.30%) Active Directory
4 395 (41.54%) Microsoft
5 367 (38.59%) VMware
6 347 (36.49%) Windows Server
7 318 (33.44%) TCP/IP
8 283 (29.76%) Cisco
9 263 (27.66%) Firewall
10 228 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 220 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 215 (22.61%) LAN
13 208 (21.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 204 (21.45%) WAN
15 203 (21.35%) ITIL
16 194 (20.40%) Citrix
17 185 (19.45%) MS Exchange
18 179 (18.82%) VPN
19 177 (18.61%) Linux
20 158 (16.61%) Office 365
21 150 (15.77%) Windows 7
22 141 (14.83%) SCCM
23 137 (14.41%) Hyper-V
24 134 (14.09%) SQL Server
25 131 (13.77%) PowerShell
26 128 (13.46%) Security Cleared
27 126 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
27 126 (13.25%) HP
28 125 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
28 125 (13.14%) 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
1 185 (19.45%) MS Exchange
2 91 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (9.46%) IIS
4 64 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 63 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (5.15%) Skype for Business
7 37 (3.89%) Tomcat
8 34 (3.58%) Apache
8 34 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (1.89%) OpenStack
10 17 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (1.58%) nginx
11 15 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.47%) Jetty
12 14 (1.47%) Mongrel
12 14 (1.47%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.05%) JBoss
14 7 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 124 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.63%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 158 (16.61%) Office 365
2 85 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.89%) IaaS
5 17 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.47%) Google App Engine
8 13 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.26%) SaaS
10 8 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.84%) PaaS
11 7 (0.74%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.53%) G Suite
13 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 888 (93.38%) DNS
2 318 (33.44%) TCP/IP
3 263 (27.66%) Firewall
4 215 (22.61%) LAN
5 204 (21.45%) WAN
6 179 (18.82%) VPN
7 114 (11.99%) Wireless
8 112 (11.78%) SAN
9 90 (9.46%) MPLS
10 86 (9.04%) VLAN
11 69 (7.26%) Network Security
12 62 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
13 61 (6.41%) VoIP
13 61 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
14 52 (5.47%) OSPF
15 51 (5.36%) IPsec
16 50 (5.26%) BGP
16 50 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
17 49 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (5.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 16 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 12 (1.26%) MS Access
6 11 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.84%) MySQL
8 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.21%) GIS
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.37%) Travis CI
4 11 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.21%) JIRA
7 2 (0.21%) MSI
7 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.21%) Toad
7 2 (0.21%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.11%) Subversion
8 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
General
1 82 (8.62%) Finance
2 39 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.47%) Banking
4 25 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.42%) Retail
6 22 (2.31%) Back Office
7 11 (1.16%) Billing
7 11 (1.16%) Law
8 8 (0.84%) Legal
8 8 (0.84%) Publishing
8 8 (0.84%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.53%) Local Government
11 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.42%) German Language
12 3 (0.32%) French Language
12 3 (0.32%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.21%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 149 (15.67%) Analyst
2 101 (10.62%) Network Engineer
3 98 (10.30%) Support Engineer
4 92 (9.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 63 (6.62%) Desktop Support
6 58 (6.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 52 (5.47%) Support Analyst
8 50 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 48 (5.05%) Consultant
10 46 (4.84%) IT Support
10 46 (4.84%) Windows Engineer
11 45 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 45 (4.73%) Administrator
12 36 (3.79%) Architect
13 35 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
14 33 (3.47%) Server Engineer
15 31 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 31 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (3.26%) VMware Engineer
16 30 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.58%) 802.1X
2 28 (2.94%) .NET
3 14 (1.47%) J2EE
3 14 (1.47%) Web Services
4 13 (1.37%) Servlets
5 8 (0.84%) Middleware
6 7 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.74%) HTML
7 5 (0.53%) jQuery
7 5 (0.53%) LAMP
7 5 (0.53%) XML
8 4 (0.42%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.32%) RFC 2544
9 3 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.21%) Node.js
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
11 1 (0.11%) Express
11 1 (0.11%) OAuth
11 1 (0.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.73%) Clustering
4 38 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.73%) PKI
5 26 (2.73%) Replication
6 25 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.10%) PDA
9 17 (1.79%) Blackberry
9 17 (1.79%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 14 (1.47%) iPhone
12 13 (1.37%) EPoS
12 13 (1.37%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.37%) NHS
12 13 (1.37%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.16%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 646 (67.93%) Windows
2 347 (36.49%) Windows Server
3 228 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 208 (21.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 177 (18.61%) Linux
6 150 (15.77%) Windows 7
7 125 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 102 (10.73%) Windows 10
9 74 (7.78%) Unix
10 65 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (4.84%) Windows 8
12 45 (4.73%) Solaris
13 38 (4.00%) CentOS
14 33 (3.47%) Windows XP
15 25 (2.63%) Android
16 21 (2.21%) Apple iOS
17 15 (1.58%) Mac OS X
18 12 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
18 12 (1.26%) SUSE
19 10 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (21.35%) ITIL
2 108 (11.36%) Migration
3 74 (7.78%) DevOps
4 70 (7.36%) Configuration Management
5 58 (6.10%) Incident Management
6 54 (5.68%) Change Management
7 51 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (5.36%) Load Balancing
7 51 (5.36%) Problem Management
8 47 (4.94%) Network Design
8 47 (4.94%) Project Management
9 38 (4.00%) Service Management
10 36 (3.79%) Open Source
11 35 (3.68%) High Availability
12 34 (3.58%) Network Management
12 34 (3.58%) Service Delivery
13 32 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
14 29 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (13.77%) PowerShell
2 95 (9.99%) SQL
3 46 (4.84%) Python
4 44 (4.63%) Perl
5 30 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 29 (3.05%) Java
7 26 (2.73%) VBScript
8 19 (2.00%) Korn
9 14 (1.47%) VB
10 10 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.95%) C
12 8 (0.84%) Ruby
13 7 (0.74%) C-shell
13 7 (0.74%) PHP
14 6 (0.63%) C#
14 6 (0.63%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.53%) Delphi
16 2 (0.21%) C++
17 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
17 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 126 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
3 125 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (8.62%) SC Cleared
5 80 (8.41%) CCNA
6 78 (8.20%) CCNP
7 69 (7.26%) Degree
8 57 (5.99%) MCSE
9 28 (2.94%) MCITP
10 26 (2.73%) MCP
11 25 (2.63%) MCDST
11 25 (2.63%) MCSA
12 24 (2.52%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.89%) CCIE
13 18 (1.89%) JNCIS
14 16 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (1.47%) CISSP
15 14 (1.47%) JNCIA
16 13 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.94%) SLA
2 12 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.84%) QA
6 6 (0.63%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.32%) GDPR
8 2 (0.21%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 621 (65.30%) Active Directory
2 220 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (14.41%) Hyper-V
4 87 (9.15%) XenApp
5 68 (7.15%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (5.26%) vSphere
7 32 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.84%) XenDesktop
10 24 (2.52%) NFS
11 17 (1.79%) Xen
12 16 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (1.37%) XenServer
14 12 (1.26%) ISA Server
15 11 (1.16%) Docker
16 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (1.05%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.84%) Samba
18 7 (0.74%) BitLocker
19 6 (0.63%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 141 (14.83%) SCCM
2 61 (6.41%) Puppet
3 57 (5.99%) WSUS
4 55 (5.78%) NetBackup
5 41 (4.31%) Ansible
6 40 (4.21%) SCOM
7 28 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (2.52%) Nagios
9 21 (2.21%) vCenter Server
10 19 (2.00%) AirWatch
11 17 (1.79%) SCOrch
12 14 (1.47%) Backup Exec
13 13 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
15 10 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 10 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
16 9 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 9 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 395 (41.54%) Microsoft
2 367 (38.59%) VMware
3 283 (29.76%) Cisco
4 194 (20.40%) Citrix
5 126 (13.25%) HP
6 78 (8.20%) Dell
7 76 (7.99%) Red Hat
8 68 (7.15%) Juniper
9 59 (6.20%) Oracle
10 56 (5.89%) CheckPoint
11 49 (5.15%) NetApp
12 42 (4.42%) F5
13 39 (4.10%) Apple
14 36 (3.79%) EMC
15 33 (3.47%) Veeam
16 32 (3.36%) Sophos
17 31 (3.26%) SolarWinds
18 27 (2.84%) IBM
18 27 (2.84%) Symantec
19 26 (2.73%) Fortinet