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 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 165 204
Rank change year-on-year -76 +39  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 467 816 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.51% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 9.36% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 491 366
Median daily rate £318 £323 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +2.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 68 46
Median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £46.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year -32.14% +44.51%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DHCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 27 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 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 30 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 27 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 -61 435 £325 +3.17% 189
London -15 150 £325 -13.33% 73
South East -13 88 £325 -7.14% 24
North West +16 48 £350 -12.43% 27
South West -21 34 £325 - 12
East of England +6 33 £200 -38.46% 19
Manchester +28 32 £440 +30.37% 17
West Midlands +23 28 £388 +14.81% 17
Berkshire +1 28 £325 -3.70% 7
East Midlands -2 21 £280 -30.00% 3
City of London -8 20 £190 -49.33% 14
Yorkshire +11 18 £325 -27.77% 9
Scotland -23 16 £245 -25.19% 8
Cambridgeshire +9 15 £200 -68.00% 3
North East -27 15 £198 -24.03% 5
Birmingham +18 14 £388 +72.22% 5
Cambridge +11 14 £200 -68.00% 1
Surrey +2 14 £300 -27.27% 3
Bristol -1 14 £325 - 2
Hampshire +2 13 £400 +23.07% 6
Kent - 13 £375 -
Reading +6 11 £307 +2.41% 4
Somerset +5 11 £200 -35.48% 2
Tyne and Wear -20 11 £198 -24.03% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 10 - - 2
West Yorkshire +8 9 £315 -30.00% 5
Leicestershire +1 9 £255 -7.27%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 9 £198 -24.03% 1
Leicester +5 8 £253 -8.18%
Derbyshire -14 8 £344 +5.76% 1

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 802 (92.50%) DNS
2 583 (67.24%) Windows
3 555 (64.01%) Active Directory
4 348 (40.14%) Microsoft
5 312 (35.99%) VMware
6 311 (35.87%) Windows Server
7 275 (31.72%) Cisco
8 270 (31.14%) TCP/IP
9 232 (26.76%) Firewall
10 224 (25.84%) LAN
11 219 (25.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 208 (23.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 199 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 197 (22.72%) WAN
15 176 (20.30%) ITIL
16 166 (19.15%) Security Cleared
17 157 (18.11%) MS Exchange
17 157 (18.11%) Citrix
18 155 (17.88%) VPN
19 150 (17.30%) Linux
20 148 (17.07%) Office 365
21 140 (16.15%) SQL Server
22 136 (15.69%) SCCM
23 130 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
24 127 (14.65%) Hyper-V
24 127 (14.65%) Windows 7
25 126 (14.53%) Cisco Certification
26 125 (14.42%) PowerShell
27 123 (14.19%) HP
28 116 (13.38%) 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 (18.11%) MS Exchange
2 103 (11.88%) IIS
3 74 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 73 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 69 (7.96%) SharePoint
6 44 (5.07%) Skype for Business
7 39 (4.50%) Apache
7 39 (4.50%) Tomcat
8 25 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (2.54%) Jetty
10 22 (2.54%) Mongrel
10 22 (2.54%) nginx
10 22 (2.54%) WebSphere
11 20 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.50%) JBoss
13 12 (1.38%) OpenStack
14 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 116 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.61%) 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 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 148 (17.07%) Office 365
2 76 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (2.54%) Google App Engine
6 14 (1.61%) IaaS
7 10 (1.15%) SaaS
8 9 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.58%) PaaS
13 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.46%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
15 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 802 (92.50%) DNS
2 270 (31.14%) TCP/IP
3 232 (26.76%) Firewall
4 224 (25.84%) LAN
5 197 (22.72%) WAN
6 155 (17.88%) VPN
7 100 (11.53%) SAN
8 95 (10.96%) Wireless
9 74 (8.54%) MPLS
10 68 (7.84%) VLAN
11 60 (6.92%) Internet
11 60 (6.92%) Network Security
12 59 (6.81%) VoIP
13 56 (6.46%) IPsec
14 52 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (6.00%) SSL
15 48 (5.54%) Cisco IOS
16 47 (5.42%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (5.31%) OSPF
17 46 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (16.15%) 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 7 (0.81%) 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%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.42%) Travis CI
3 16 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.58%) JIRA
7 4 (0.46%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.35%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.35%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
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 77 (8.88%) Finance
2 34 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.46%) Banking
4 27 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.54%) Back Office
6 18 (2.08%) Retail
7 11 (1.27%) 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%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 144 (16.61%) Analyst
2 86 (9.92%) Support Engineer
3 81 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 77 (8.88%) Network Engineer
5 56 (6.46%) Consultant
6 54 (6.23%) Architect
7 53 (6.11%) Desktop Support
8 47 (5.42%) Support Analyst
9 46 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 44 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 39 (4.50%) IT Support
12 33 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
13 29 (3.34%) Server Engineer
14 28 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (3.11%) Administrator
15 27 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
15 27 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (3.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.04%) .NET
2 27 (3.11%) 802.1X
3 21 (2.42%) J2EE
3 21 (2.42%) Servlets
4 11 (1.27%) Web Services
5 9 (1.04%) 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%) RFC 2544
10 2 (0.23%) JSON
10 2 (0.23%) Node.js
10 2 (0.23%) SAML
10 2 (0.23%) WAP
10 2 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 64 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.46%) Clustering
4 39 (4.50%) PKI
5 36 (4.15%) 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 16 (1.85%) PDA
10 15 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.73%) EPoS
11 14 (1.61%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.38%) NHS
13 11 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.27%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 583 (67.24%) Windows
2 311 (35.87%) Windows Server
3 219 (25.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 199 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 150 (17.30%) Linux
6 130 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 127 (14.65%) Windows 7
8 101 (11.65%) Windows 10
9 80 (9.23%) Unix
10 53 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (4.50%) Solaris
12 36 (4.15%) Windows 8
12 36 (4.15%) Windows XP
13 35 (4.04%) CentOS
14 26 (3.00%) Android
15 22 (2.54%) Apple iOS
16 21 (2.42%) Mac OS X
17 11 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
18 10 (1.15%) SUSE
19 8 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (20.30%) ITIL
2 97 (11.19%) Migration
3 75 (8.65%) DevOps
4 72 (8.30%) Configuration Management
5 58 (6.69%) Change Management
6 54 (6.23%) Incident Management
7 47 (5.42%) Load Balancing
8 44 (5.07%) Problem Management
9 40 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (4.15%) High Availability
10 36 (4.15%) Open Source
10 36 (4.15%) Project Management
11 35 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
13 33 (3.81%) Network Management
14 32 (3.69%) Network Design
15 30 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
17 25 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
17 25 (2.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (14.42%) PowerShell
2 112 (12.92%) SQL
3 38 (4.38%) Java
3 38 (4.38%) Perl
4 35 (4.04%) Python
5 26 (3.00%) Bash Shell
6 23 (2.65%) VBScript
7 19 (2.19%) C
8 15 (1.73%) Korn
9 13 (1.50%) VB
10 11 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.92%) PHP
12 7 (0.81%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.69%) C#
13 6 (0.69%) Ruby
14 5 (0.58%) Delphi
14 5 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.46%) C++
16 1 (0.12%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 166 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 126 (14.53%) Cisco Certification
3 110 (12.69%) SC Cleared
4 105 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (8.88%) CCNP
6 74 (8.54%) CCNA
7 52 (6.00%) Degree
8 44 (5.07%) MCSE
9 30 (3.46%) DV Cleared
10 27 (3.11%) CCIE
11 24 (2.77%) MCSA
12 22 (2.54%) MCITP
13 20 (2.31%) MCDST
13 20 (2.31%) MCP
14 18 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.50%) CISSP
16 12 (1.38%) DBS Check
17 11 (1.27%) JNCIA
17 11 (1.27%) MCTS
18 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
1 555 (64.01%) Active Directory
2 208 (23.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (14.65%) Hyper-V
4 64 (7.38%) XenApp
5 45 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (4.15%) vSphere
7 25 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (2.77%) Xen
9 21 (2.42%) XenDesktop
10 18 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.61%) ISA Server
11 14 (1.61%) NFS
11 14 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.50%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.15%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.15%) UAG
14 9 (1.04%) Firmware
14 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.92%) vCloud
15 8 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 136 (15.69%) SCCM
2 62 (7.15%) Puppet
3 49 (5.65%) NetBackup
4 47 (5.42%) WSUS
5 41 (4.73%) Ansible
5 41 (4.73%) SCOM
6 29 (3.34%) Nagios
6 29 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (2.77%) Cisco Prime
8 17 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (1.85%) SCOrch
10 14 (1.61%) AirWatch
10 14 (1.61%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.61%) vCenter Server
11 13 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (1.04%) Salt
13 9 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (1.04%) vMotion
Vendors
1 348 (40.14%) Microsoft
2 312 (35.99%) VMware
3 275 (31.72%) Cisco
4 157 (18.11%) Citrix
5 123 (14.19%) HP
6 70 (8.07%) Dell
7 63 (7.27%) Red Hat
8 60 (6.92%) CheckPoint
9 58 (6.69%) Oracle
10 49 (5.65%) F5
10 49 (5.65%) Juniper
11 46 (5.31%) NetApp
12 42 (4.84%) Apple
13 38 (4.38%) IBM
14 34 (3.92%) Infoblox
15 33 (3.81%) EMC
16 32 (3.69%) Symantec
17 30 (3.46%) Veeam
18 28 (3.23%) Google
18 28 (3.23%) SolarWinds
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Durham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £9.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 14 days ago