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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 174 209
Rank change year-on-year -68 +35  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 455 821 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.53% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.05% 9.44% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 500 385
Median daily rate £325 £323 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £188 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 68 53
Median hourly rate £18.25 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.82% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £18.20 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.45 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -34.82% +40.00%  

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 6455 8694 8061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 16.19% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10117 13736 12668
Median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £228 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1069 1117
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 11 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -68 423 £325 +3.17% 166
UK excluding London -77 294 £325 +4.83% 110
London -13 149 £325 -13.33% 64
South East -21 81 £338 -3.57% 23
North of England -74 78 £290 +5.45% 40
Midlands +17 46 £375 +10.70% 15
East of England +2 35 £200 -38.46% 14
South West -21 34 £325 - 10
Scotland -23 16 £245 -25.19% 6
Northern Ireland -42 3 £250 - 1
Wales -18 2 £463 +32.14% 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 801 (92.49%) DNS
2 584 (67.44%) Windows
3 554 (63.97%) Active Directory
4 345 (39.84%) Microsoft
5 315 (36.37%) Windows Server
6 314 (36.26%) VMware
7 274 (31.64%) Cisco
8 270 (31.18%) TCP/IP
9 236 (27.25%) Firewall
10 219 (25.29%) LAN
11 218 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 210 (24.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 199 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 192 (22.17%) WAN
15 179 (20.67%) ITIL
16 164 (18.94%) Security Cleared
17 158 (18.24%) VPN
18 157 (18.13%) MS Exchange
19 154 (17.78%) Citrix
20 152 (17.55%) Linux
21 145 (16.74%) Office 365
22 143 (16.51%) SQL Server
23 135 (15.59%) SCCM
24 130 (15.01%) PowerShell
25 129 (14.90%) Hyper-V
26 128 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
27 125 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
27 125 (14.43%) Windows 7
28 122 (14.09%) HP
29 114 (13.16%) 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
1 157 (18.13%) MS Exchange
2 106 (12.24%) IIS
3 74 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 66 (7.62%) SharePoint
6 42 (4.85%) Skype for Business
7 39 (4.50%) Apache
7 39 (4.50%) Tomcat
8 24 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (2.54%) Jetty
9 22 (2.54%) Mongrel
9 22 (2.54%) nginx
9 22 (2.54%) WebSphere
10 19 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.62%) JBoss
12 12 (1.39%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 114 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.46%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 145 (16.74%) Office 365
2 79 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (2.54%) Google App Engine
6 14 (1.62%) IaaS
7 10 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.15%) SaaS
8 9 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.69%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.58%) PaaS
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 801 (92.49%) DNS
2 270 (31.18%) TCP/IP
3 236 (27.25%) Firewall
4 219 (25.29%) LAN
5 192 (22.17%) WAN
6 158 (18.24%) VPN
7 102 (11.78%) SAN
8 94 (10.85%) Wireless
9 74 (8.55%) MPLS
10 70 (8.08%) VLAN
11 60 (6.93%) Network Security
11 60 (6.93%) VoIP
12 59 (6.81%) Internet
13 56 (6.47%) IPsec
14 52 (6.00%) SSL
15 51 (5.89%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (5.54%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (5.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (5.43%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (5.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.50%) MS Access
5 13 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.04%) MySQL
6 9 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.42%) Travis CI
3 17 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.58%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.58%) JIRA
7 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.35%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.35%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.23%) Toad
9 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.12%) Selenium
10 1 (0.12%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (9.01%) Finance
2 34 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.46%) Banking
4 28 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.66%) Back Office
6 19 (2.19%) Retail
7 10 (1.15%) Billing
8 6 (0.69%) Publishing
9 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.58%) Law
9 5 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.46%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.46%) Marketing
11 3 (0.35%) Advertising
11 3 (0.35%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 144 (16.63%) Analyst
2 86 (9.93%) Support Engineer
3 80 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 76 (8.78%) Network Engineer
5 54 (6.24%) Consultant
6 53 (6.12%) Architect
7 52 (6.00%) Desktop Support
8 48 (5.54%) Support Analyst
9 47 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 43 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (4.62%) IT Support
12 39 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 34 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
14 28 (3.23%) Administrator
14 28 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
14 28 (3.23%) Server Engineer
14 28 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (3.12%) Desktop Engineer
15 27 (3.12%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.04%) .NET
2 27 (3.12%) 802.1X
3 21 (2.42%) J2EE
3 21 (2.42%) Servlets
4 12 (1.39%) Web Services
5 10 (1.15%) HTML
6 7 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.58%) ADSI
7 5 (0.58%) jQuery
7 5 (0.58%) XML
8 4 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.35%) LAMP
9 3 (0.35%) Middleware
9 3 (0.35%) Node.js
9 3 (0.35%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.23%) JSON
10 2 (0.23%) SAML
10 2 (0.23%) WAP
10 2 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.51%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (6.58%) Clustering
4 39 (4.50%) PKI
5 36 (4.16%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.23%) Replication
7 20 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.96%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.96%) Thin Client
9 15 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.73%) EPoS
9 15 (1.73%) PDA
10 14 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.50%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.39%) NHS
13 11 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.27%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 584 (67.44%) Windows
2 315 (36.37%) Windows Server
3 218 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 199 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 152 (17.55%) Linux
6 128 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 125 (14.43%) Windows 7
8 100 (11.55%) Windows 10
9 81 (9.35%) Unix
10 54 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (4.62%) Solaris
12 38 (4.39%) Windows 8
13 37 (4.27%) Windows XP
14 35 (4.04%) CentOS
15 26 (3.00%) Android
16 22 (2.54%) Apple iOS
17 21 (2.42%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
19 10 (1.15%) SUSE
20 9 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (20.67%) ITIL
2 95 (10.97%) Migration
3 76 (8.78%) DevOps
4 73 (8.43%) Configuration Management
5 59 (6.81%) Change Management
6 53 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 47 (5.43%) Load Balancing
8 44 (5.08%) Problem Management
9 40 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 37 (4.27%) High Availability
10 37 (4.27%) Project Management
11 36 (4.16%) Open Source
12 35 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (3.81%) Network Management
14 32 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
14 32 (3.70%) Network Design
15 30 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
17 25 (2.89%) Network Monitoring
17 25 (2.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (15.01%) PowerShell
2 113 (13.05%) SQL
3 40 (4.62%) Perl
4 39 (4.50%) Java
5 37 (4.27%) Python
6 28 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 24 (2.77%) VBScript
8 19 (2.19%) C
9 15 (1.73%) Korn
10 13 (1.50%) VB
11 11 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.92%) PHP
13 7 (0.81%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.69%) C#
14 6 (0.69%) Ruby
15 5 (0.58%) Delphi
15 5 (0.58%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.46%) C++
17 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 164 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 125 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
3 108 (12.47%) SC Cleared
4 105 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (8.89%) CCNP
6 74 (8.55%) CCNA
7 52 (6.00%) Degree
8 44 (5.08%) MCSE
9 30 (3.46%) DV Cleared
10 26 (3.00%) CCIE
11 24 (2.77%) MCSA
12 23 (2.66%) MCITP
13 20 (2.31%) MCP
14 19 (2.19%) MCDST
15 18 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (1.50%) CISSP
17 12 (1.39%) DBS Check
18 11 (1.27%) JNCIA
18 11 (1.27%) MCTS
19 10 (1.15%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.77%) SLA
2 11 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.04%) QA
4 8 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.81%) PMO
6 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.35%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 554 (63.97%) Active Directory
2 210 (24.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (14.90%) Hyper-V
4 63 (7.27%) XenApp
5 44 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (4.16%) vSphere
7 24 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (2.77%) Xen
8 20 (2.31%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.62%) ISA Server
10 14 (1.62%) NFS
10 14 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.50%) Terminal Services
12 10 (1.15%) BitLocker
12 10 (1.15%) UAG
13 9 (1.04%) Firmware
13 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.92%) Docker
14 8 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 135 (15.59%) SCCM
2 63 (7.27%) Puppet
3 49 (5.66%) NetBackup
4 48 (5.54%) WSUS
5 43 (4.97%) Ansible
6 41 (4.73%) SCOM
7 30 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (3.35%) Nagios
9 23 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
10 17 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
11 16 (1.85%) SCOrch
12 15 (1.73%) Backup Exec
13 14 (1.62%) AirWatch
13 14 (1.62%) vCenter Server
14 13 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 10 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 9 (1.04%) Salt
17 9 (1.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 345 (39.84%) Microsoft
2 314 (36.26%) VMware
3 274 (31.64%) Cisco
4 154 (17.78%) Citrix
5 122 (14.09%) HP
6 70 (8.08%) Dell
7 63 (7.27%) Red Hat
8 59 (6.81%) CheckPoint
8 59 (6.81%) Oracle
9 49 (5.66%) F5
10 48 (5.54%) Juniper
11 46 (5.31%) NetApp
12 43 (4.97%) Apple
13 37 (4.27%) IBM
14 34 (3.93%) Infoblox
15 33 (3.81%) EMC
15 33 (3.81%) Symantec
16 30 (3.46%) Veeam
17 29 (3.35%) SolarWinds
18 28 (3.23%) Google
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