Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 222 237
Rank change year-on-year -27 +15 -34
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,027 1,144 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.18% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 7.71% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 722 688
UK median daily rate £320 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £130 £165 £169
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £340 £336
% change year-on-year -8.82% +1.12% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 89 104
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £26.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.79% +26.19% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.48 £13.15 £11.50
90th Percentile £42.33 £50.00 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £26.58 £20.00
% change year-on-year -37.91% +32.88% +0.45%

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 13,583 14,845 15,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.28% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,371 8,999 8,780
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 759 927
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £49.46 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% -4.44%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -20 933 £323 -7.92% 415
UK excluding London -14 644 £310 -8.82% 296
London -36 357 £365 -5.81% 135
South East -1 244 £350 -2.78% 87
North of England -50 111 £280 -14.50% 89
Midlands +29 88 £279 -20.36% 47
East of England 0 72 £300 -11.11% 30
South West +11 63 £273 +9.00% 25
North West +1 63 £280 -20.00% 38
West Midlands +34 61 £290 -16.79% 28
Scotland -44 45 £294 -10.98% 13
North East -20 30 £273 -12.10% 14
East Midlands +3 27 £250 -33.77% 18
Wales +19 20 £375 +1.69% 5
Yorkshire -20 18 £313 -10.71% 37
Northern Ireland -24 3 £450 +4.65%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 953 (92.79%) DNS
2 710 (69.13%) Windows
3 707 (68.84%) Active Directory
4 472 (45.96%) Microsoft
5 410 (39.92%) VMware
6 362 (35.25%) Windows Server
7 322 (31.35%) Cisco
8 319 (31.06%) TCP/IP
9 291 (28.33%) Citrix
10 260 (25.32%) Firewall
11 250 (24.34%) ITIL
12 249 (24.25%) Office 365
13 245 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 237 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 236 (22.98%) WAN
16 234 (22.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 226 (22.01%) LAN
18 220 (21.42%) SCCM
19 210 (20.45%) Windows 7
20 189 (18.40%) VPN
20 189 (18.40%) Linux
21 187 (18.21%) MS Exchange
22 185 (18.01%) PowerShell
23 158 (15.38%) Windows 10
24 152 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
25 150 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
26 148 (14.41%) SAN
27 147 (14.31%) Hyper-V
28 131 (12.76%) XenApp
29 127 (12.37%) HP

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
1 187 (18.21%) MS Exchange
2 88 (8.57%) Skype for Business
3 74 (7.21%) IIS
4 72 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 67 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 51 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (4.09%) Apache
8 39 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 32 (3.12%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.46%) WebSphere
11 14 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.27%) nginx
13 12 (1.17%) Jetty
13 12 (1.17%) Mongrel
14 11 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.97%) Confluence
15 10 (0.97%) JBoss
16 6 (0.58%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 150 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.58%) HipChat
5 4 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.097%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 249 (24.25%) Office 365
2 113 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.34%) IaaS
5 20 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.66%) G Suite
7 16 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (1.46%) PaaS
9 13 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.27%) Google App Engine
10 11 (1.07%) SaaS
11 8 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.68%) Serverless
13 6 (0.58%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.49%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 953 (92.79%) DNS
2 319 (31.06%) TCP/IP
3 260 (25.32%) Firewall
4 236 (22.98%) WAN
5 226 (22.01%) LAN
6 189 (18.40%) VPN
7 148 (14.41%) SAN
8 120 (11.68%) VLAN
9 106 (10.32%) Wireless
10 82 (7.98%) VoIP
11 73 (7.11%) MPLS
12 71 (6.91%) SSL
13 67 (6.52%) IPsec
14 63 (6.13%) LDAP
15 62 (6.04%) BGP
16 61 (5.94%) Internet
17 60 (5.84%) Skype
18 56 (5.45%) OSPF
19 55 (5.36%) Network Security
20 50 (4.87%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.24%) MySQL
3 20 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.36%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.68%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.39%) MS Access
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.097%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 34 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.85%) JIRA
4 17 (1.66%) Travis CI
5 6 (0.58%) Maven
5 6 (0.58%) Selenium
5 6 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.49%) git-flow
6 5 (0.49%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.29%) MSI
7 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.19%) Bower
8 2 (0.19%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.19%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.19%) NuGet
8 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (7.40%) Finance
2 51 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.73%) Banking
4 20 (1.95%) Retail
5 16 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.17%) Legal
8 10 (0.97%) Billing
9 9 (0.88%) Publishing
10 8 (0.78%) Back Office
10 8 (0.78%) German Language
10 8 (0.78%) Law
11 7 (0.68%) Local Government
12 6 (0.58%) French Language
13 5 (0.49%) Electronics
13 5 (0.49%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.29%) Advertising
14 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 141 (13.73%) Analyst
2 123 (11.98%) Network Engineer
3 117 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 101 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 69 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 68 (6.62%) Desktop Support
7 61 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
8 55 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 48 (4.67%) Support Analyst
10 46 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 45 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
12 44 (4.28%) IT Support
13 42 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 41 (3.99%) Active Directory Engineer
15 40 (3.89%) Administrator
15 40 (3.89%) Cisco Engineer
16 39 (3.80%) Consultant
16 39 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
17 38 (3.70%) Architect
17 38 (3.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.82%) .NET
2 28 (2.73%) 802.1X
3 23 (2.24%) Web Services
4 13 (1.27%) Regular Expression
4 13 (1.27%) Servlets
5 12 (1.17%) J2EE
6 11 (1.07%) LAMP
7 8 (0.78%) JSON
8 6 (0.58%) HTML
8 6 (0.58%) Middleware
8 6 (0.58%) Node.js
9 5 (0.49%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.29%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.29%) WAP
10 3 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 3 (0.29%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.19%) CGI
11 2 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 116 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 75 (7.30%) Clustering
3 65 (6.33%) Replication
4 63 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (5.16%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.21%) PKI
7 32 (3.12%) Blackberry
8 24 (2.34%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.36%) iPhone
10 14 (1.36%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.17%) iPad
11 12 (1.17%) PDA
12 11 (1.07%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.07%) NHS
13 10 (0.97%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 710 (69.13%) Windows
2 362 (35.25%) Windows Server
3 237 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 234 (22.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (20.45%) Windows 7
6 189 (18.40%) Linux
7 158 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 101 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 85 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (4.87%) Unix
11 48 (4.67%) Windows 8
12 40 (3.89%) CentOS
13 30 (2.92%) Windows XP
14 28 (2.73%) Apple iOS
15 27 (2.63%) Solaris
16 21 (2.04%) Android
17 15 (1.46%) Windows Vista
18 13 (1.27%) Mac OS X
19 12 (1.17%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (24.34%) ITIL
2 105 (10.22%) Migration
3 69 (6.72%) Change Management
4 67 (6.52%) DevOps
4 67 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 64 (6.23%) Incident Management
5 64 (6.23%) Problem Management
6 63 (6.13%) Open Source
7 59 (5.74%) Configuration Management
8 57 (5.55%) Service Delivery
9 56 (5.45%) Load Balancing
10 52 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (4.38%) High Availability
12 44 (4.28%) Kalman Filter
13 37 (3.60%) Service Management
14 35 (3.41%) Network Management
14 35 (3.41%) Project Management
15 34 (3.31%) Patch Management
16 33 (3.21%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (3.21%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 185 (18.01%) PowerShell
2 103 (10.03%) SQL
3 74 (7.21%) Python
4 52 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.99%) Java
6 30 (2.92%) Perl
7 18 (1.75%) VBScript
8 15 (1.46%) C
9 14 (1.36%) Ruby
10 9 (0.88%) Korn
10 9 (0.88%) PHP
11 5 (0.49%) C-shell
11 5 (0.49%) Go
11 5 (0.49%) Groovy
11 5 (0.49%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.49%) VB
12 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.19%) C#
14 1 (0.097%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.097%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 152 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
3 114 (11.10%) Security Cleared
4 92 (8.96%) MCSE
5 71 (6.91%) Degree
5 71 (6.91%) SC Cleared
6 64 (6.23%) CCNP
7 63 (6.13%) CCNA
8 50 (4.87%) MCSA
9 37 (3.60%) MCP
10 34 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 30 (2.92%) MCDST
12 29 (2.82%) CCIE
13 27 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (2.43%) MCITP
15 21 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (1.66%) DBS Check
17 14 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
18 13 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.23%) SLA
2 15 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.68%) QA
5 6 (0.58%) GDPR
6 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.29%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.097%) GCP
9 1 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.097%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 707 (68.84%) Active Directory
2 245 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (14.31%) Hyper-V
4 131 (12.76%) XenApp
5 111 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
6 72 (7.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 68 (6.62%) vSphere
8 57 (5.55%) XenDesktop
9 36 (3.51%) XenServer
10 34 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (2.73%) DFS Replication
12 25 (2.43%) NFS
13 22 (2.14%) Terminal Services
14 19 (1.85%) Docker
15 17 (1.66%) BitLocker
15 17 (1.66%) Xen
16 16 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
17 14 (1.36%) iptables
18 12 (1.17%) Samba
19 10 (0.97%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 220 (21.42%) SCCM
2 105 (10.22%) SCOM
3 48 (4.67%) Puppet
4 45 (4.38%) NetBackup
5 39 (3.80%) Backup Exec
6 35 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
7 34 (3.31%) WSUS
8 33 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (3.02%) Ansible
10 26 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 24 (2.34%) vCenter Server
12 22 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
13 20 (1.95%) AirWatch
14 15 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
14 15 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (1.27%) Nagios
16 12 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
16 12 (1.17%) WMI
17 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
18 8 (0.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 472 (45.96%) Microsoft
2 410 (39.92%) VMware
3 322 (31.35%) Cisco
4 291 (28.33%) Citrix
5 127 (12.37%) HP
6 72 (7.01%) Juniper
7 71 (6.91%) CheckPoint
8 66 (6.43%) NetApp
8 66 (6.43%) SolarWinds
9 62 (6.04%) Dell
10 53 (5.16%) McAfee
11 52 (5.06%) Red Hat
12 51 (4.97%) Symantec
13 47 (4.58%) Apple
14 43 (4.19%) Google
15 42 (4.09%) Ivanti
16 38 (3.70%) F5
17 34 (3.31%) Oracle
18 32 (3.12%) Veeam
19 30 (2.92%) IBM