Period
to 24 August 2019

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 24 August 2019 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 256 263
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 -49
Contract jobs citing DHCP 968 1,001 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.07% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% 7.91% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 632 549
England median daily rate £389 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £163 £150 £145
90th Percentile £569 £544 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £306
% change year-on-year +15.38% +6.21% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 80 68
England median hourly rate £24.09 £18.75 £23.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.45% -19.96% -16.34%
10th Percentile £13.65 £13.70 £10.43
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -27.08% -14.29%

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 10,707 12,655 12,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 13.47% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,575 7,749 7,324
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £206
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 696 675
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.98
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.37% -27.00%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DHCP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in England

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in England over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Contractor 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 24 August 2019. 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 +11 383 £400 +6.67% 140
South East +33 206 £375 +15.38% 131
North of England +11 142 £400 +23.08% 115
South West +47 111 £405 +50.56% 52
North West +35 94 £425 +21.43% 65
Midlands +32 65 £390 +9.09% 68
East of England -8 53 £350 -12.50% 44
West Midlands +33 47 £390 +5.41% 44
Yorkshire +24 41 £388 +6.90% 38
East Midlands +12 18 £350 +48.94% 24
North East -29 7 £425 +50.44% 12
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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.

1 880 (90.91%) DNS
2 648 (66.94%) Windows
3 613 (63.33%) Active Directory
4 422 (43.60%) Microsoft
5 371 (38.33%) VMware
6 360 (37.19%) Windows Server
7 281 (29.03%) ITIL
8 267 (27.58%) Firewall
9 260 (26.86%) Cisco
10 256 (26.45%) Office 365
11 252 (26.03%) TCP/IP
12 248 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 224 (23.14%) PowerShell
14 211 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 209 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 208 (21.49%) Azure
17 200 (20.66%) Windows Server 2008
18 199 (20.56%) SCCM
19 196 (20.25%) Windows 10
20 193 (19.94%) WAN
21 190 (19.63%) Linux
22 184 (19.01%) Citrix
23 178 (18.39%) Hyper-V
24 173 (17.87%) VPN
25 161 (16.63%) LAN
26 140 (14.46%) Security Cleared
27 135 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
27 135 (13.95%) MS Exchange
28 127 (13.12%) Cisco Certification
29 120 (12.40%) Finance

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
1 135 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 95 (9.81%) Skype for Business
3 86 (8.88%) SharePoint
4 84 (8.68%) IIS
5 52 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (3.20%) Tomcat
8 30 (3.10%) Apache
9 27 (2.79%) WebSphere
10 24 (2.48%) Jetty
10 24 (2.48%) Mongrel
10 24 (2.48%) nginx
11 18 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (1.76%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.65%) Confluence
14 12 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.52%) IBM Notes
18 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 112 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Relativity
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Eikon
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 256 (26.45%) Office 365
2 208 (21.49%) Azure
3 113 (11.67%) AWS
4 55 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (4.55%) IaaS
6 31 (3.20%) GCP
7 27 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (2.69%) SaaS
9 25 (2.58%) PaaS
10 22 (2.27%) Google App Engine
11 13 (1.34%) Mimecast
12 11 (1.14%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.93%) Yammer
14 6 (0.62%) G Suite
15 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
17 3 (0.31%) Power Platform
17 3 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 2 (0.21%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 880 (90.91%) DNS
2 267 (27.58%) Firewall
3 252 (26.03%) TCP/IP
4 193 (19.94%) WAN
5 173 (17.87%) VPN
6 161 (16.63%) LAN
7 112 (11.57%) SAN
8 104 (10.74%) Skype
9 101 (10.43%) SSL
10 99 (10.23%) HTTP
11 92 (9.50%) IPsec
12 91 (9.40%) FTP
13 89 (9.19%) Wireless
14 80 (8.26%) VLAN
15 71 (7.33%) Network Security
16 64 (6.61%) Internet
17 53 (5.48%) BGP
18 52 (5.37%) VoIP
19 50 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
20 44 (4.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.06%) MySQL
3 44 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 44 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 43 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 41 (4.24%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.31%) Power BI
13 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 62 (6.40%) Travis CI
3 21 (2.17%) JIRA
4 12 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (1.03%) MSI
6 6 (0.62%) Subversion
6 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.52%) Hudson
8 4 (0.41%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.31%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.21%) Ant
10 2 (0.21%) GitLab
11 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.10%) Bower
11 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.10%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.10%) Trac
11 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 120 (12.40%) Finance
2 58 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 57 (5.89%) Public Sector
4 33 (3.41%) Banking
5 18 (1.86%) Retail
6 15 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.45%) Military
8 11 (1.14%) Legal
9 10 (1.03%) Law
10 9 (0.93%) Back Office
10 9 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.62%) Advertising
11 6 (0.62%) Local Government
12 5 (0.52%) Electronics
12 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.52%) Marketing
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.21%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 179 (18.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 127 (13.12%) Network Engineer
3 98 (10.12%) Support Engineer
4 70 (7.23%) Analyst
5 58 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 55 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 54 (5.58%) Windows Engineer
8 53 (5.48%) Architect
8 53 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 45 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 44 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 42 (4.34%) Desktop Support
11 42 (4.34%) Server Engineer
12 36 (3.72%) IT Support
13 35 (3.62%) IT Engineer
14 33 (3.41%) Desktop Engineer
15 32 (3.31%) Administrator
16 31 (3.20%) Wintel Engineer
17 30 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
18 29 (3.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.72%) .NET
2 25 (2.58%) Web Services
3 24 (2.48%) J2EE
3 24 (2.48%) LDAP
3 24 (2.48%) Servlets
4 18 (1.86%) 802.1X
5 9 (0.93%) Django
6 6 (0.62%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.52%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.52%) Middleware
7 5 (0.52%) React
8 4 (0.41%) D3.js
8 4 (0.41%) Vue.js
8 4 (0.41%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.31%) HTML
9 3 (0.31%) OpenLayers
10 2 (0.21%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) SOAP
10 2 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 65 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.89%) Clustering
4 47 (4.86%) PKI
5 36 (3.72%) Public Cloud
6 31 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
7 30 (3.10%) Fat Client
7 30 (3.10%) Thin Client
8 28 (2.89%) Replication
9 20 (2.07%) User Experience
10 19 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 19 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.65%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.24%) ASIC
12 12 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 11 (1.14%) Blackberry
13 11 (1.14%) iPhone
13 11 (1.14%) NHS
14 7 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 648 (66.94%) Windows
2 360 (37.19%) Windows Server
3 211 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 200 (20.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 196 (20.25%) Windows 10
6 190 (19.63%) Linux
7 120 (12.40%) Windows 7
8 48 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.82%) Unix
10 29 (3.00%) Windows 8
11 23 (2.38%) Android
12 21 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 16 (1.65%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.65%) Solaris
15 13 (1.34%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.93%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.83%) CentOS
19 7 (0.72%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (29.03%) ITIL
2 209 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 118 (12.19%) Migration
4 108 (11.16%) DevOps
5 94 (9.71%) Configuration Management
6 83 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (7.23%) Open Source
9 66 (6.82%) Load Balancing
10 64 (6.61%) Service Management
11 62 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (6.40%) Change Management
12 50 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 44 (4.55%) High Availability
13 44 (4.55%) Service Delivery
14 43 (4.44%) Microservices
15 41 (4.24%) Data Protection
15 41 (4.24%) Test Automation
16 38 (3.93%) ITSM
16 38 (3.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (23.14%) PowerShell
2 83 (8.57%) SQL
3 71 (7.33%) Java
4 44 (4.55%) Python
5 34 (3.51%) VBScript
6 26 (2.69%) C
7 19 (1.96%) Perl
8 15 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.34%) VB
10 11 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.52%) C#
13 4 (0.41%) Korn
13 4 (0.41%) PHP
13 4 (0.41%) Ruby
13 4 (0.41%) Tcl
13 4 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.41%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.31%) C++
15 1 (0.10%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 140 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 127 (13.12%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (7.64%) SC Cleared
5 70 (7.23%) CCNA
6 61 (6.30%) CCNP
7 60 (6.20%) DV Cleared
8 56 (5.79%) MCP
9 52 (5.37%) MCSE
10 44 (4.55%) Degree
11 38 (3.93%) CCIE
11 38 (3.93%) MCSA
12 19 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
12 19 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.76%) CCA
13 17 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (1.14%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (8.06%) SLA
2 15 (1.55%) GDPR
3 14 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.83%) PMO
6 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.41%) QA
7 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.21%) HL7
8 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.21%) NCSC
9 1 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) NIST
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 613 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 248 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (18.39%) Hyper-V
4 135 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
5 91 (9.40%) Virtual Machines
6 83 (8.57%) XenApp
7 72 (7.44%) vSphere
8 62 (6.40%) XenDesktop
9 39 (4.03%) DFS Replication
10 29 (3.00%) Xen
11 27 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
13 22 (2.27%) Docker
14 14 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (1.24%) VMware NSX
16 11 (1.14%) Firmware
16 11 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (1.03%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.83%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 199 (20.56%) SCCM
2 84 (8.68%) Puppet
3 75 (7.75%) WSUS
4 59 (6.10%) SCOM
5 51 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (4.44%) vCenter Server
7 36 (3.72%) Ansible
8 35 (3.62%) SCVMM
9 33 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
10 29 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
11 27 (2.79%) Failover Clustering
12 25 (2.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 19 (1.96%) SCSM
13 19 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
14 15 (1.55%) Kubernetes
15 13 (1.34%) NetBackup
15 13 (1.34%) SCDPM
15 13 (1.34%) Terraform
16 12 (1.24%) AirWatch
17 11 (1.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 422 (43.60%) Microsoft
2 371 (38.33%) VMware
3 260 (26.86%) Cisco
4 184 (19.01%) Citrix
5 114 (11.78%) HP
6 78 (8.06%) CheckPoint
7 66 (6.82%) Dell
8 52 (5.37%) Juniper
9 51 (5.27%) Google
10 47 (4.86%) Apple
11 39 (4.03%) Palo Alto
12 35 (3.62%) Red Hat
12 35 (3.62%) SolarWinds
13 32 (3.31%) F5
14 30 (3.10%) NetApp
15 28 (2.89%) Fortinet
16 27 (2.79%) Meraki
16 27 (2.79%) Symantec
17 24 (2.48%) Blue Coat
17 24 (2.48%) Ivanti