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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 188 210
Rank change year-on-year -56 +22  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 450 728 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.33% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.34% 8.45% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 454 355
Median daily rate £325 £330 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +5.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £320 £298
% change year-on-year -1.56% +7.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 61
Median hourly rate £23.43 £26.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +22.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £14.55 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.45 £48.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -16.33% +36.58%  

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 6129 8619 8052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.46% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3651 5221 4486
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 387 469
Median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.53%  

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -40 416 £325 -1.51% 184
London +23 157 £338 -12.90% 62
South East -41 75 £330 -5.71% 34
East of England +22 34 £338 +77.63% 15
North West +19 33 £408 +8.66% 18
South West -4 32 £338 +3.84% 11
Berkshire +3 28 £315 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +2 27 £288 -17.85% 6
Manchester +13 22 £450 +28.57% 11
City of London -5 21 £190 -49.33% 15
North East -23 21 £198 -25.47%
Yorkshire -3 20 £325 -29.34% 14
Tyne and Wear -21 18 £198 -25.47%
West Midlands +17 16 £400 +18.51% 24
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 16 £198 -25.47%
Kent +16 13 £375 - 3
Reading -2 13 £300 -14.42% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £300 -52.00% 3
Essex +4 12 £425 - 1
Hampshire -13 11 £400 +17.38% 6
Derbyshire -15 11 £400 +23.07% 1
Somerset 0 10 £288 -9.44% 1
South Yorkshire -1 10 £325 -35.00% 1
Cambridge +11 9 £300 -52.00%
Leicestershire +3 9 £250 -9.09% 2
Bristol -2 9 £275 -15.38% 8
Cheshire +29 7 £350 -6.04% 3
West Yorkshire +12 7 £325 -30.85% 11
Bracknell +8 7 £269 -15.67%
Gloucestershire -1 7 £218 -32.84% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 821 (92.87%) DNS
2 598 (67.65%) Windows
3 551 (62.33%) Active Directory
4 362 (40.95%) Microsoft
5 326 (36.88%) Windows Server
6 317 (35.86%) VMware
7 285 (32.24%) TCP/IP
8 278 (31.45%) Cisco
9 244 (27.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 239 (27.04%) LAN
11 233 (26.36%) Firewall
12 214 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 209 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 198 (22.40%) WAN
15 182 (20.59%) Security Cleared
16 169 (19.12%) Citrix
16 169 (19.12%) ITIL
17 164 (18.55%) SCCM
18 163 (18.44%) MS Exchange
19 156 (17.65%) VPN
20 149 (16.86%) Linux
21 145 (16.40%) SQL Server
22 141 (15.95%) Windows 7
23 138 (15.61%) Office 365
24 135 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
25 128 (14.48%) SC Cleared
26 127 (14.37%) PowerShell
27 122 (13.80%) Hyper-V
27 122 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
28 121 (13.69%) SQL

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
1 163 (18.44%) MS Exchange
2 113 (12.78%) IIS
3 80 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 72 (8.14%) SharePoint
6 53 (6.00%) Skype for Business
7 46 (5.20%) Apache
8 45 (5.09%) Tomcat
9 26 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (2.71%) Jetty
10 24 (2.71%) nginx
11 23 (2.60%) Mongrel
11 23 (2.60%) WebSphere
12 18 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (1.81%) JBoss
14 11 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.90%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 102 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.34%) 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 7 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 138 (15.61%) Office 365
2 89 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 23 (2.60%) Google App Engine
5 23 (2.60%) IaaS
6 14 (1.58%) SaaS
7 13 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.13%) PaaS
9 9 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.79%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 821 (92.87%) DNS
2 285 (32.24%) TCP/IP
3 239 (27.04%) LAN
4 233 (26.36%) Firewall
5 198 (22.40%) WAN
6 156 (17.65%) VPN
7 96 (10.86%) SAN
7 96 (10.86%) Wireless
8 74 (8.37%) MPLS
9 73 (8.26%) Internet
10 72 (8.14%) VLAN
11 71 (8.03%) Network Security
12 66 (7.47%) IPsec
13 65 (7.35%) SSL
14 59 (6.67%) VoIP
15 50 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (5.43%) Cisco IOS
17 47 (5.32%) SMTP
18 46 (5.20%) HTTP
19 44 (4.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.47%) MS Access
5 13 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.13%) MySQL
7 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.45%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.23%) Redis
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 43 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.71%) Travis CI
3 21 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.57%) JIRA
6 5 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.45%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.34%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.34%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.34%) Subversion
9 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
10 1 (0.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 85 (9.62%) Finance
2 37 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.39%) Banking
4 24 (2.71%) Back Office
4 24 (2.71%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.70%) Retail
6 14 (1.58%) Billing
7 7 (0.79%) Publishing
8 6 (0.68%) Front Office
8 6 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.45%) Japanese Language
9 4 (0.45%) Law
9 4 (0.45%) Local Government
10 3 (0.34%) Advertising
10 3 (0.34%) Electronics
10 3 (0.34%) Games
10 3 (0.34%) Legal
10 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (15.16%) Analyst
2 96 (10.86%) Support Engineer
3 81 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 72 (8.14%) Architect
5 68 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 60 (6.79%) Consultant
7 57 (6.45%) Desktop Support
8 46 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 40 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 38 (4.30%) Support Analyst
11 37 (4.19%) IT Support
12 35 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
14 32 (3.62%) Technical Architect
15 30 (3.39%) Administrator
15 30 (3.39%) Server Engineer
16 26 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
17 25 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
18 24 (2.71%) Active Directory Support
18 24 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.30%) .NET
2 23 (2.60%) 802.1X
3 22 (2.49%) J2EE
3 22 (2.49%) Servlets
4 10 (1.13%) Web Services
5 9 (1.02%) HTML
6 8 (0.90%) Middleware
7 7 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.68%) XML
9 5 (0.57%) ADSI
9 5 (0.57%) jQuery
10 3 (0.34%) JSON
10 3 (0.34%) LAMP
10 3 (0.34%) SAML
11 2 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.23%) OAuth
11 2 (0.23%) WAP
11 2 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 61 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.56%) Clustering
4 52 (5.88%) PKI
5 40 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.83%) Fat Client
6 25 (2.83%) Replication
6 25 (2.83%) Thin Client
6 25 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (1.92%) PDA
8 15 (1.70%) NHS
8 15 (1.70%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.58%) EPoS
10 13 (1.47%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 12 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.36%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.24%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 598 (67.65%) Windows
2 326 (36.88%) Windows Server
3 244 (27.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 209 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (16.86%) Linux
6 141 (15.95%) Windows 7
7 135 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 114 (12.90%) Windows 10
9 74 (8.37%) Unix
10 55 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (4.30%) Solaris
12 37 (4.19%) Windows XP
13 36 (4.07%) Windows 8
14 31 (3.51%) Android
15 29 (3.28%) CentOS
16 25 (2.83%) Mac OS X
17 20 (2.26%) Apple iOS
18 9 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.90%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (19.12%) ITIL
2 104 (11.76%) Migration
3 81 (9.16%) Configuration Management
4 79 (8.94%) DevOps
5 62 (7.01%) Change Management
6 57 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 51 (5.77%) Load Balancing
8 43 (4.86%) Network Management
9 42 (4.75%) Problem Management
10 41 (4.64%) Open Source
11 39 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (4.30%) Mobile Device Management
13 36 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (4.07%) High Availability
14 33 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (3.39%) Network Design
15 30 (3.39%) Project Management
16 28 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
16 28 (3.17%) Information Security
16 28 (3.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 127 (14.37%) PowerShell
2 121 (13.69%) SQL
3 41 (4.64%) Java
3 41 (4.64%) Perl
4 38 (4.30%) Python
5 29 (3.28%) Bash Shell
6 26 (2.94%) C
7 18 (2.04%) VBScript
8 14 (1.58%) VB
9 12 (1.36%) Korn
10 9 (1.02%) C#
10 9 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.90%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.79%) Ruby
13 6 (0.68%) PHP
14 5 (0.57%) C++
14 5 (0.57%) Delphi
14 5 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 182 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 128 (14.48%) SC Cleared
3 122 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (8.26%) CCNP
6 72 (8.14%) CCNA
7 46 (5.20%) MCSE
8 44 (4.98%) Degree
9 30 (3.39%) DV Cleared
10 28 (3.17%) CCIE
11 26 (2.94%) MCSA
12 22 (2.49%) MCDST
13 18 (2.04%) MCITP
14 16 (1.81%) DBS Check
14 16 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.70%) MCP
16 14 (1.58%) CISSP
17 13 (1.47%) JNCIP
18 9 (1.02%) JNCIA
19 8 (0.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.43%) SLA
2 16 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.02%) QA
4 6 (0.68%) PMO
5 3 (0.34%) GDPR
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 551 (62.33%) Active Directory
2 214 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (13.80%) Hyper-V
4 77 (8.71%) XenApp
5 57 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (4.64%) vSphere
7 35 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (3.62%) XenDesktop
9 24 (2.71%) Xen
10 18 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.92%) NFS
11 17 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (1.47%) ISA Server
13 12 (1.36%) UAG
13 12 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (1.24%) Firmware
14 11 (1.24%) Terminal Services
15 10 (1.13%) BitLocker
15 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (1.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 164 (18.55%) SCCM
2 66 (7.47%) Puppet
3 55 (6.22%) SCOM
4 49 (5.54%) NetBackup
5 45 (5.09%) WSUS
6 40 (4.52%) Nagios
7 31 (3.51%) Ansible
8 29 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
10 25 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
11 22 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (2.26%) AirWatch
13 19 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 15 (1.70%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.70%) SCOrch
15 14 (1.58%) HP SiteScope
15 14 (1.58%) vCenter Server
16 11 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 9 (1.02%) FortiGate
17 9 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 362 (40.95%) Microsoft
2 317 (35.86%) VMware
3 278 (31.45%) Cisco
4 169 (19.12%) Citrix
5 107 (12.10%) HP
6 83 (9.39%) CheckPoint
7 65 (7.35%) Dell
8 61 (6.90%) Oracle
8 61 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 53 (6.00%) F5
10 52 (5.88%) Juniper
11 46 (5.20%) Apple
12 43 (4.86%) NetApp
13 38 (4.30%) Symantec
14 35 (3.96%) EMC
14 35 (3.96%) Infoblox
15 34 (3.85%) IBM
16 29 (3.28%) Google
16 29 (3.28%) Palo Alto
17 26 (2.94%) Fortinet
Bristol, Avon
Accudo Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Adam
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £175 to £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Netresolve
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £370 - £375 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 12 days ago