Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 243 242
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -29
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,127 972 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.05% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 7.36% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 594 694
UK median daily rate £310 £349 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -0.36% +3.70%
10th Percentile £140 £155 £181
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £330 £338
% change year-on-year -12.88% -2.22% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 73 87
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.47 £12.41
90th Percentile £46.25 £49.75 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £26.79 £20.50
% change year-on-year -40.27% +30.67% +10.81%

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 13,329 13,215 15,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.26% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 8,010 9,261
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 736 721
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.61 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.99 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.46% -16.06% +10.23%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -1 963 £325 -7.14% 374
UK excluding London +10 682 £288 -12.88% 272
London +24 431 £375 +1.35% 123
South East -10 177 £350 +1.82% 71
North of England -5 163 £285 -5.79% 72
Scotland +18 114 £270 -25.52% 7
North East +42 83 £285 +3.64% 12
Midlands -8 75 £258 -35.63% 42
East of England -16 63 £300 -12.73% 33
South West +1 54 £313 +8.70% 33
North West -21 52 £360 +19.01% 31
West Midlands -2 49 £270 -35.52% 24
Yorkshire -36 31 £275 -15.38% 29
Wales +14 30 £350 -12.50% 11
East Midlands -25 26 £155 -48.33% 18
Northern Ireland +1 10 £101 -77.50% 3

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DHCP.

1 1,047 (92.90%) DNS
2 782 (69.39%) Windows
3 755 (66.99%) Active Directory
4 536 (47.56%) Microsoft
5 463 (41.08%) VMware
6 455 (40.37%) Windows Server
7 391 (34.69%) Citrix
8 345 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 336 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 328 (29.10%) Cisco
11 324 (28.75%) TCP/IP
12 270 (23.96%) ITIL
13 252 (22.36%) Windows 7
14 251 (22.27%) Firewall
15 249 (22.09%) Office 365
16 239 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 239 (21.21%) Security Cleared
17 220 (19.52%) SCCM
18 215 (19.08%) PowerShell
19 213 (18.90%) LAN
20 207 (18.37%) WAN
21 197 (17.48%) VPN
22 196 (17.39%) Linux
23 195 (17.30%) Windows 10
24 190 (16.86%) XenApp
25 181 (16.06%) HP
26 175 (15.53%) MS Exchange
26 175 (15.53%) SC Cleared
27 172 (15.26%) SAN
28 166 (14.73%) 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
1 175 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 113 (10.03%) IIS
3 93 (8.25%) Skype for Business
4 78 (6.92%) SharePoint
5 60 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (3.73%) Apache
8 28 (2.48%) Tomcat
9 25 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.77%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.51%) Jetty
11 17 (1.51%) Mongrel
11 17 (1.51%) nginx
12 8 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 166 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.089%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.089%) Revit
5 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) RMDS
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.089%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 249 (22.09%) Office 365
2 133 (11.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.28%) IaaS
5 24 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.60%) Google App Engine
7 18 (1.60%) PaaS
8 15 (1.33%) G Suite
9 12 (1.06%) SaaS
10 9 (0.80%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.71%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.62%) Serverless
13 6 (0.53%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.44%) Yammer
15 4 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,047 (92.90%) DNS
2 324 (28.75%) TCP/IP
3 251 (22.27%) Firewall
4 213 (18.90%) LAN
5 207 (18.37%) WAN
6 197 (17.48%) VPN
7 172 (15.26%) SAN
8 122 (10.83%) VLAN
9 115 (10.20%) Wireless
10 94 (8.34%) SSL
11 90 (7.99%) NetScaler
12 89 (7.90%) IPsec
13 78 (6.92%) Skype
14 74 (6.57%) OSPF
15 72 (6.39%) BGP
15 72 (6.39%) MPLS
16 70 (6.21%) Internet
17 64 (5.68%) VoIP
18 61 (5.41%) FTP
18 61 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.35%) MySQL
3 32 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 30 (2.66%) MongoDB
4 30 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 18 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.27%) Big Data
12 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.18%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.18%) MS Access
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (5.06%) Jenkins
2 43 (3.82%) Travis CI
3 27 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.33%) MSI
5 14 (1.24%) HP UFT
5 14 (1.24%) WinRunner
6 11 (0.98%) JIRA
7 7 (0.62%) Selenium
8 6 (0.53%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.44%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.27%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.18%) JUnit
11 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (7.99%) Finance
2 51 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.48%) Banking
4 24 (2.13%) Retail
5 12 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.62%) Back Office
7 7 (0.62%) Marketing
8 6 (0.53%) Electronics
8 6 (0.53%) Legal
9 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.44%) French Language
9 5 (0.44%) German Language
10 4 (0.35%) Advertising
10 4 (0.35%) Local Government
10 4 (0.35%) Military
11 3 (0.27%) Games
12 2 (0.18%) Law
12 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 159 (14.11%) Support Engineer
2 152 (13.49%) Analyst
3 121 (10.74%) Network Engineer
4 117 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (5.41%) Desktop Support
7 58 (5.15%) Architect
8 53 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
9 46 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 44 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
11 43 (3.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 42 (3.73%) Consultant
12 42 (3.73%) Support Analyst
13 41 (3.64%) IT Support
14 40 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
15 39 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
16 38 (3.37%) Service Analyst
17 37 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 37 (3.28%) IT Engineer
17 37 (3.28%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.99%) 802.1X
2 26 (2.31%) .NET
3 23 (2.04%) Web Services
4 17 (1.51%) J2EE
4 17 (1.51%) LDAP
4 17 (1.51%) Servlets
5 12 (1.06%) LAMP
6 8 (0.71%) HTML
6 8 (0.71%) Middleware
6 8 (0.71%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.62%) HTML5
8 5 (0.44%) JSON
8 5 (0.44%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.35%) Rendezvous
9 4 (0.35%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.35%) WAP
10 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.27%) Apache Axis
10 3 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 95 (8.43%) Clustering
3 68 (6.03%) PKI
4 61 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.99%) Computer Science
6 43 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (3.46%) Fat Client
7 39 (3.46%) Thin Client
8 33 (2.93%) Replication
9 31 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (2.40%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.60%) PDA
12 13 (1.15%) NHS
13 11 (0.98%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.80%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.71%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.62%) CMDB
16 7 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 782 (69.39%) Windows
2 455 (40.37%) Windows Server
3 336 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 252 (22.36%) Windows 7
5 239 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 196 (17.39%) Linux
7 195 (17.30%) Windows 10
8 147 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (6.92%) Windows 8
10 57 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 56 (4.97%) Unix
12 53 (4.70%) Apple iOS
13 46 (4.08%) Android
14 33 (2.93%) Windows XP
15 32 (2.84%) CentOS
16 25 (2.22%) Solaris
17 21 (1.86%) Windows Phone
18 20 (1.77%) Mac OS
18 20 (1.77%) Windows Phone 8
19 19 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (23.96%) ITIL
2 96 (8.52%) Migration
3 91 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (7.63%) DevOps
5 79 (7.01%) Configuration Management
6 76 (6.74%) Open Source
7 71 (6.30%) Load Balancing
8 66 (5.86%) Change Management
9 65 (5.77%) Service Delivery
10 64 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (5.32%) Incident Management
11 60 (5.32%) Project Management
12 59 (5.24%) Problem Management
13 54 (4.79%) Test Automation
14 49 (4.35%) High Availability
15 45 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
16 44 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
17 41 (3.64%) Business Continuity
18 39 (3.46%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (19.08%) PowerShell
2 140 (12.42%) SQL
3 61 (5.41%) Java
4 58 (5.15%) Python
5 32 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 31 (2.75%) VBScript
7 29 (2.57%) Perl
8 25 (2.22%) Ruby
9 18 (1.60%) C
9 18 (1.60%) VB
10 12 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.80%) PHP
12 8 (0.71%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.27%) Go
14 1 (0.089%) AWK
14 1 (0.089%) C++
14 1 (0.089%) Korn
14 1 (0.089%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.089%) sed
Qualifications
1 239 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 175 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 133 (11.80%) Cisco Certification
4 115 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (7.19%) Degree
6 79 (7.01%) CCNP
7 65 (5.77%) MCSE
8 64 (5.68%) CCNA
9 47 (4.17%) DV Cleared
10 42 (3.73%) MCSA
11 41 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 34 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
13 32 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 31 (2.75%) CCIE
14 31 (2.75%) MCP
15 22 (1.95%) DBS Check
15 22 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (1.86%) CCDP
16 21 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.88%) SLA
2 31 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.51%) GDPR
4 11 (0.98%) QA
5 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.089%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 755 (66.99%) Active Directory
2 345 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (16.86%) XenApp
4 143 (12.69%) Hyper-V
5 121 (10.74%) vSphere
6 105 (9.32%) VMware ESXi
6 105 (9.32%) XenDesktop
7 96 (8.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 54 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (3.90%) XenServer
10 36 (3.19%) DFS Replication
11 35 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 33 (2.93%) VMware NSX
13 31 (2.75%) Docker
14 24 (2.13%) NFS
15 22 (1.95%) Terminal Services
15 22 (1.95%) Xen
16 19 (1.69%) BitLocker
17 13 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
17 13 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 220 (19.52%) SCCM
2 77 (6.83%) Puppet
3 74 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (5.77%) SCOM
5 49 (4.35%) WSUS
6 47 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
7 39 (3.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 37 (3.28%) Ansible
9 36 (3.19%) vCenter Server
10 35 (3.11%) AirWatch
10 35 (3.11%) Backup Exec
11 27 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 24 (2.13%) HP ALM
14 22 (1.95%) XenMobile
15 21 (1.86%) NetBackup
16 19 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
16 19 (1.69%) SAP Afaria
17 18 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
18 16 (1.42%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 536 (47.56%) Microsoft
2 463 (41.08%) VMware
3 391 (34.69%) Citrix
4 328 (29.10%) Cisco
5 181 (16.06%) HP
6 114 (10.12%) Ivanti
7 82 (7.28%) McAfee
8 77 (6.83%) CheckPoint
9 71 (6.30%) Dell
10 70 (6.21%) Apple
11 63 (5.59%) SolarWinds
12 61 (5.41%) Juniper
13 52 (4.61%) Symantec
14 48 (4.26%) NetApp
15 47 (4.17%) SAP
16 41 (3.64%) F5
17 40 (3.55%) Google
18 38 (3.37%) Red Hat
19 36 (3.19%) Palo Alto
20 35 (3.11%) Veritas