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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 234 211
Rank change year-on-year -20 -23  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 415 552 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.02% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 6.91% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 336 347
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £340 £338
% change year-on-year -1.83% +0.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 60
Median hourly rate £27.38 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.90% +6.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.42 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year +29.60% +24.26%  

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 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -16 386 £350 - 180
London +9 136 £350 -6.66% 58
South East -52 82 £349 +3.33% 40
South West +3 31 £350 +7.69% 6
East of England +12 29 £388 +13.97% 18
East Midlands -7 28 £300 -7.69% 6
Yorkshire +29 26 £350 -26.31% 22
Buckinghamshire +14 20 £500 +96.07% 2
City of London +4 20 £325 -13.33% 12
North West 0 20 £263 -30.00% 15
Berkshire -2 20 £300 -17.37% 15
Milton Keynes +15 18 £500 +25.00%
Hampshire -26 18 £300 -9.69% 10
North East -6 17 £290 +16.00% 4
South Yorkshire +17 16 £425 -10.52% 3
West Midlands +17 15 £413 +3.12% 11
Tyne and Wear -6 15 £290 +23.40% 3
Derbyshire -8 15 £385 +10.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 13 £290 +23.40% 2
Gloucestershire +11 12 £144 -14.81%
Derby -4 12 £408 +16.42%
Essex -10 12 £425 -2.85% 2
Sheffield +7 11 £500 +2.56% 1
Cambridgeshire - 11 £300 - 8
Manchester +2 9 £550 +37.50% 8
West Yorkshire +21 8 £305 -30.28% 18
Birmingham +5 8 £413 +3.12% 3
Leicestershire +2 8 £255 +2.00% 2
Reading -4 8 £300 -25.12% 9
Surrey -28 8 £210 -36.36% 3

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 940 (93.44%) DNS
2 680 (67.59%) Windows
3 638 (63.42%) Active Directory
4 450 (44.73%) Microsoft
5 372 (36.98%) VMware
6 363 (36.08%) Windows Server
7 324 (32.21%) TCP/IP
8 300 (29.82%) Cisco
9 293 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 276 (27.44%) Firewall
11 256 (25.45%) LAN
12 246 (24.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 233 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 220 (21.87%) Security Cleared
15 214 (21.27%) WAN
16 210 (20.87%) ITIL
17 205 (20.38%) Citrix
18 203 (20.18%) SCCM
19 177 (17.59%) Windows 7
20 167 (16.60%) Linux
20 167 (16.60%) MS Exchange
21 165 (16.40%) SC Cleared
22 162 (16.10%) SQL Server
23 161 (16.00%) PowerShell
24 160 (15.90%) VPN
25 156 (15.51%) SQL
26 154 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
27 147 (14.61%) Office 365
28 138 (13.72%) Hyper-V
29 136 (13.52%) MS Excel

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
1 167 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 111 (11.03%) IIS
3 90 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 75 (7.46%) Skype for Business
6 56 (5.57%) Apache
7 53 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 40 (3.98%) nginx
9 38 (3.78%) Tomcat
10 26 (2.58%) Jetty
10 26 (2.58%) WebSphere
11 25 (2.49%) Mongrel
12 21 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.59%) JBoss
15 12 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.09%) IBM Notes
16 11 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 136 (13.52%) MS Excel
2 126 (12.52%) MS Office
3 13 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.099%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 147 (14.61%) Office 365
2 103 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (2.78%) IaaS
5 26 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 25 (2.49%) Google App Engine
7 20 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.59%) SaaS
9 13 (1.29%) PaaS
10 12 (1.19%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.60%) Yammer
15 4 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.30%) G Suite
16 3 (0.30%) Mimecast
17 2 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 940 (93.44%) DNS
2 324 (32.21%) TCP/IP
3 276 (27.44%) Firewall
4 256 (25.45%) LAN
5 214 (21.27%) WAN
6 160 (15.90%) VPN
7 105 (10.44%) SAN
8 102 (10.14%) Wireless
9 82 (8.15%) VLAN
10 80 (7.95%) Network Security
11 77 (7.65%) SSL
12 76 (7.55%) IPsec
13 75 (7.46%) Internet
14 69 (6.86%) MPLS
14 69 (6.86%) VoIP
15 63 (6.26%) HTTP
16 55 (5.47%) Skype
17 54 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
17 54 (5.37%) FTP
18 52 (5.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.19%) RDBMS
5 18 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.69%) MySQL
7 16 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.80%) MS Access
10 7 (0.70%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 2 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (4.87%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.88%) Travis CI
3 24 (2.39%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.60%) Subversion
4 6 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.40%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.40%) JIRA
5 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.30%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.30%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.20%) Gitweb
7 2 (0.20%) MSI
7 2 (0.20%) Toad
7 2 (0.20%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.099%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.099%) Selenium
8 1 (0.099%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.099%) WebDriver
General
1 102 (10.14%) Finance
2 33 (3.28%) Banking
2 33 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.09%) Back Office
5 16 (1.59%) Retail
6 12 (1.19%) Billing
7 10 (0.99%) Law
8 9 (0.89%) Publishing
9 7 (0.70%) Marketing
10 6 (0.60%) Front Office
11 5 (0.50%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.40%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) Electronics
12 4 (0.40%) French Language
12 4 (0.40%) Games
12 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Legal
12 4 (0.40%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 131 (13.02%) Support Engineer
2 123 (12.23%) Analyst
3 93 (9.24%) Architect
4 91 (9.05%) Network Engineer
5 89 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (5.67%) Consultant
7 55 (5.47%) Administrator
8 54 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
9 44 (4.37%) Desktop Support
10 43 (4.27%) Support Analyst
11 42 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
12 40 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 40 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 37 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
14 36 (3.58%) IT Support
14 36 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (3.58%) Technical Architect
15 33 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
15 33 (3.28%) Server Engineer
16 30 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.48%) .NET
2 25 (2.49%) Servlets
3 24 (2.39%) J2EE
4 20 (1.99%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.39%) Web Services
6 12 (1.19%) LAMP
7 7 (0.70%) Middleware
8 6 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.50%) ADSI
9 5 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.40%) HTML
10 4 (0.40%) JSON
10 4 (0.40%) SAML
11 3 (0.30%) OAuth
11 3 (0.30%) XML
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.20%) Spring
12 2 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.06%) Clustering
3 64 (6.36%) PKI
4 59 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (5.37%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.38%) Fat Client
6 34 (3.38%) Thin Client
7 30 (2.98%) Replication
8 23 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.89%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.59%) NHS
11 13 (1.29%) PDA
12 12 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.09%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.99%) EPoS
14 10 (0.99%) iPad
15 9 (0.89%) Handset
15 9 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 680 (67.59%) Windows
2 363 (36.08%) Windows Server
3 293 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 233 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 177 (17.59%) Windows 7
6 167 (16.60%) Linux
7 154 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 126 (12.52%) Windows 10
9 79 (7.85%) Unix
10 52 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (4.37%) Windows 8
12 43 (4.27%) Windows XP
13 36 (3.58%) Solaris
14 33 (3.28%) Android
15 32 (3.18%) Mac OS X
16 28 (2.78%) Apple iOS
17 21 (2.09%) CentOS
18 14 (1.39%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.89%) SUSE
20 7 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (20.87%) ITIL
2 117 (11.63%) Migration
3 85 (8.45%) Configuration Management
4 81 (8.05%) DevOps
5 59 (5.86%) Change Management
6 49 (4.87%) Incident Management
6 49 (4.87%) Load Balancing
6 49 (4.87%) Mobile Device Management
7 46 (4.57%) Problem Management
8 45 (4.47%) Network Management
9 44 (4.37%) Open Source
10 43 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (3.68%) Service Delivery
13 36 (3.58%) TOGAF
14 35 (3.48%) Network Design
14 35 (3.48%) Service Management
15 34 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 34 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 34 (3.38%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 161 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 156 (15.51%) SQL
3 48 (4.77%) Java
3 48 (4.77%) Perl
4 45 (4.47%) Python
5 31 (3.08%) C
6 27 (2.68%) Bash Shell
7 21 (2.09%) VBScript
8 18 (1.79%) VB
9 11 (1.09%) Korn
10 10 (0.99%) Ruby
11 9 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.80%) C#
13 7 (0.70%) PHP
14 6 (0.60%) C++
15 5 (0.50%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.30%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
18 1 (0.099%) Go
Qualifications
1 220 (21.87%) Security Cleared
2 165 (16.40%) SC Cleared
3 133 (13.22%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (7.85%) CCNP
6 72 (7.16%) CCNA
7 53 (5.27%) MCSE
8 41 (4.08%) Degree
9 32 (3.18%) MCSA
10 31 (3.08%) CCIE
11 30 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (2.68%) DV Cleared
13 20 (1.99%) DBS Check
14 19 (1.89%) MCDST
14 19 (1.89%) MCITP
15 11 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (1.09%) JNCIP
15 11 (1.09%) MCP
16 9 (0.89%) JNCIS
17 8 (0.80%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.47%) SLA
2 21 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.70%) QA
5 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) PMO
7 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) GDPR
9 1 (0.099%) BS7799
9 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.099%) GxP
9 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 638 (63.42%) Active Directory
2 246 (24.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (13.72%) Hyper-V
4 111 (11.03%) XenApp
5 67 (6.66%) vSphere
6 64 (6.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 58 (5.77%) XenDesktop
8 48 (4.77%) VMware ESX
9 32 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (2.39%) NFS
11 24 (2.39%) Xen
12 18 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
13 17 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.59%) Firmware
15 15 (1.49%) ISA Server
15 15 (1.49%) Terminal Services
15 15 (1.49%) XenServer
16 12 (1.19%) UAG
17 10 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 203 (20.18%) SCCM
2 77 (7.65%) Puppet
2 77 (7.65%) SCOM
3 54 (5.37%) Nagios
4 44 (4.37%) WSUS
5 41 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (3.08%) Ansible
7 31 (3.08%) NetBackup
8 28 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
9 27 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (1.99%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 18 (1.79%) HP SiteScope
12 16 (1.59%) PowerCLI
12 16 (1.59%) vRealize
13 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (1.39%) AirWatch
15 13 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 450 (44.73%) Microsoft
2 372 (36.98%) VMware
3 300 (29.82%) Cisco
4 205 (20.38%) Citrix
5 103 (10.24%) HP
6 82 (8.15%) CheckPoint
7 72 (7.16%) Dell
8 68 (6.76%) Juniper
8 68 (6.76%) Oracle
9 57 (5.67%) Apple
9 57 (5.67%) F5
10 52 (5.17%) Red Hat
11 47 (4.67%) Symantec
12 44 (4.37%) Palo Alto
13 40 (3.98%) NetApp
14 33 (3.28%) Google
14 33 (3.28%) Infoblox
15 32 (3.18%) SolarWinds
16 31 (3.08%) EMC
17 26 (2.58%) IBM
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