Period
to 18 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 18 January 2021 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 > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 170 258
Rank change year-on-year -62 +88 +3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 372 1,013 934
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.54% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.85% 11.19% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 706 646
Median daily rate £390 £370 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -3.27% +19.53%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £156
90th Percentile £573 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £390 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 54 60
Median hourly rate £23.51 £19.00 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.74% +1.31% +13.67%
10th Percentile £14.33 £14.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.75 £46.78
UK median hourly rate £23.51 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +23.74% +2.70% +12.12%

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 advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,205 9,052 11,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.44% 13.76% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 5,661 7,269
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 481 522
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +19.44% -0.58%
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -2.04%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DHCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DHCP in England.

Daily rate trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DHCP in England.

Hourly rate trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2021. 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
London -30 114 £438 +25.00% 49
South East +53 110 £422 +12.53% 40
South West +50 46 £375 -11.76% 15
East of England +7 37 £350 -15.15% 6
North of England -29 29 £259 -26.07% 61
Midlands -25 26 £165 -47.20% 28
North West +1 17 £255 -15.00% 36
East Midlands -1 13 £120 -61.60% 12
West Midlands -8 13 £388 +6.90% 16
Yorkshire +7 9 £300 -20.00% 19
North East +7 3 £290 -22.67% 6
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 across the England region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 325 (87.37%) DNS
2 206 (55.38%) Windows
3 203 (54.57%) Active Directory
4 167 (44.89%) Microsoft
5 160 (43.01%) VMware
6 122 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 116 (31.18%) Linux
8 113 (30.38%) Windows Server
9 107 (28.76%) Cisco
10 106 (28.49%) Firewall
11 93 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 88 (23.66%) Security Cleared
13 87 (23.39%) Azure
14 82 (22.04%) PowerShell
15 79 (21.24%) Office 365
16 76 (20.43%) Windows 10
17 70 (18.82%) WAN
18 64 (17.20%) VPN
19 63 (16.94%) Migration
20 62 (16.67%) Citrix
20 62 (16.67%) Python
21 61 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
22 60 (16.13%) ITIL
22 60 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
23 58 (15.59%) LAN
24 55 (14.78%) VMware ESXi
25 54 (14.52%) SC Cleared
26 53 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 49 (13.17%) Cisco Certification
28 47 (12.63%) SAN

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 33 (8.87%) IIS
2 24 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.03%) Apache
4 14 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.23%) Confluence
5 12 (3.23%) JBoss
6 11 (2.96%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.34%) NetWeaver
9 4 (1.08%) nginx
10 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.54%) Jetty
11 2 (0.54%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.27%) Drupal
12 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (5.11%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.08%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 87 (23.39%) Azure
2 79 (21.24%) Office 365
3 38 (10.22%) AWS
4 31 (8.33%) IaaS
5 21 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (3.76%) PaaS
6 14 (3.76%) SaaS
7 12 (3.23%) OpenShift
8 8 (2.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 8 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.34%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.81%) GCP
13 2 (0.54%) Datadog
13 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 325 (87.37%) DNS
2 106 (28.49%) Firewall
3 93 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 70 (18.82%) WAN
5 64 (17.20%) VPN
6 58 (15.59%) LAN
7 47 (12.63%) SAN
8 41 (11.02%) Wireless
9 40 (10.75%) HTTP
9 40 (10.75%) VLAN
10 31 (8.33%) SMTP
11 30 (8.06%) Network Security
12 28 (7.53%) SSL
13 27 (7.26%) IPsec
13 27 (7.26%) IPv6
14 25 (6.72%) BGP
14 25 (6.72%) MPLS
15 24 (6.45%) FTP
16 23 (6.18%) OSPF
17 22 (5.91%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.42%) MySQL
3 7 (1.88%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.34%) DB2
5 5 (1.34%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.08%) Power BI
7 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.27%) Big Data
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (6.18%) JIRA
2 8 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.88%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.08%) Maven
6 3 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.54%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.27%) TestRail
General
1 46 (12.37%) Finance
2 17 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.30%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.88%) Electronics
5 6 (1.61%) Automotive
5 6 (1.61%) Banking
5 6 (1.61%) Front Office
5 6 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.34%) Back Office
7 4 (1.08%) Advertising
7 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.08%) Marketing
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) Military
8 3 (0.81%) Retail
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (13.98%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (11.29%) Architect
4 31 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 22 (5.91%) Analyst
5 22 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 18 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
8 17 (4.57%) Administrator
9 15 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (4.03%) IT Engineer
9 15 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (3.76%) Python Engineer
11 13 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.23%) Consultant
12 12 (3.23%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 12 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (2.96%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (2.96%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 17 (4.57%) POSIX
3 13 (3.49%) Yocto
4 11 (2.96%) LDAP
5 9 (2.42%) .NET
6 5 (1.34%) Middleware
6 5 (1.34%) SAP Basis
7 4 (1.08%) REST
7 4 (1.08%) SOAP
7 4 (1.08%) Web Services
7 4 (1.08%) YAML
8 3 (0.81%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.54%) J2EE
9 2 (0.54%) Servlets
10 1 (0.27%) Flash
10 1 (0.27%) LAMP
10 1 (0.27%) RESTful
10 1 (0.27%) Spine.js
10 1 (0.27%) Spring
10 1 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.95%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.72%) PKI
4 20 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 19 (5.11%) Device Driver
6 16 (4.30%) Private Cloud
7 15 (4.03%) Replication
8 12 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (3.23%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.42%) CMDB
10 8 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.88%) Clustering
12 6 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.34%) HP StoreVirtual
13 5 (1.34%) Internet of Things
14 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
14 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 206 (55.38%) Windows
2 116 (31.18%) Linux
3 113 (30.38%) Windows Server
4 76 (20.43%) Windows 10
5 60 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (11.56%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (9.68%) Unix
7 36 (9.68%) Windows 7
8 33 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (6.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.69%) Solaris
12 9 (2.42%) CentOS
12 9 (2.42%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.15%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.61%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.34%) Windows NT
16 4 (1.08%) AIX
16 4 (1.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.94%) Migration
2 61 (16.40%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (16.13%) ITIL
4 53 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 47 (12.63%) Load Balancing
6 40 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.33%) DevOps
8 28 (7.53%) High Availability
9 26 (6.99%) Change Management
10 25 (6.72%) Patch Management
11 19 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (5.11%) Information Security
11 19 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (4.57%) Data Protection
12 17 (4.57%) Web Filtering
13 16 (4.30%) Problem Management
13 16 (4.30%) Service Management
14 15 (4.03%) Converged Infrastructure
15 14 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (3.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 82 (22.04%) PowerShell
2 62 (16.67%) Python
3 38 (10.22%) C
4 35 (9.41%) SQL
5 21 (5.65%) Perl
6 11 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.42%) VBScript
8 8 (2.15%) VB
9 6 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.08%) C++
11 4 (1.08%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.81%) C#
12 3 (0.81%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.81%) Go
12 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.54%) AWK
13 2 (0.54%) Java
13 2 (0.54%) Ruby
13 2 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 88 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 54 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 49 (13.17%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (10.22%) CCNA
5 36 (9.68%) DV Cleared
6 31 (8.33%) CCNP
7 30 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (6.18%) Degree
9 14 (3.76%) MCSE
10 12 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.69%) CCIE
11 10 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (2.15%) MCSA
13 7 (1.88%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.81%) CISSP
16 2 (0.54%) CCDA
16 2 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.26%) SLA
2 10 (2.69%) NCSC
3 5 (1.34%) COBIT
3 5 (1.34%) GDPR
3 5 (1.34%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.54%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
System Software
1 203 (54.57%) Active Directory
2 122 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (14.78%) VMware ESXi
4 45 (12.10%) vSphere
5 40 (10.75%) Hyper-V
6 31 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (6.99%) VMware NSX
8 16 (4.30%) Firmware
9 15 (4.03%) NFS
10 9 (2.42%) VMFS
10 9 (2.42%) XenApp
11 5 (1.34%) Docker
11 5 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.34%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.34%) Xen
12 4 (1.08%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (12.63%) SCCM
2 28 (7.53%) vCenter Server
3 26 (6.99%) Ansible
4 23 (6.18%) vRealize
5 22 (5.91%) WSUS
6 17 (4.57%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (4.30%) Puppet
7 16 (4.30%) Terraform
8 12 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 11 (2.96%) Nessus
9 11 (2.96%) vMotion
10 10 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.69%) SCOM
11 8 (2.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 7 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.88%) Salt
13 6 (1.61%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 167 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 160 (43.01%) VMware
3 107 (28.76%) Cisco
4 62 (16.67%) Citrix
5 38 (10.22%) Dell
6 35 (9.41%) Palo Alto
7 34 (9.14%) HP
8 26 (6.99%) CheckPoint
8 26 (6.99%) Red Hat
9 22 (5.91%) Infoblox
9 22 (5.91%) Juniper
10 18 (4.84%) F5
11 17 (4.57%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.03%) Veeam
13 13 (3.49%) ServiceNow
14 12 (3.23%) Aruba
14 12 (3.23%) Oracle
14 12 (3.23%) Symantec
15 11 (2.96%) Meraki
16 9 (2.42%) Extreme Networks