Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 314 230 248
Rank change year-on-year -84 +18 +15
Contract jobs citing DHCP 383 468 930
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.78% 1.20% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.86% 9.03% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 300 642
10th Percentile £213 £200 £170
25th Percentile £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £396 £400
Median % change year-on-year +4.10% -0.94% +23.08%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £500
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 32
10th Percentile £11.55 £13.55 £14.81
25th Percentile £16.94 £14.69 £15.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.20 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -32.79% +81.45% +13.89%
75th Percentile £47.50 £47.91 £26.44
90th Percentile £55.50 £50.53 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £30.69 £18.06
% change year-on-year -34.83% +69.97% +6.21%

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 5,586 5,181 10,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.39% 13.28% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,610 3,228 6,625
10th Percentile £235 £200 £209
25th Percentile £350 £322 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £430 £435
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £429
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 238 466
10th Percentile £12.24 £13.47 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.53
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £19.57
Median % change year-on-year +14.63% +4.75% +0.36%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £51.98 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +6.16%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -77 155 £415 +18.57% 52
South East -26 73 £419 -1.47% 35
North of England -34 45 £439 +25.29% 65
South West +26 42 £425 -9.33% 29
Midlands -12 33 £390 -13.33% 46
North West -15 30 £450 +28.57% 31
West Midlands -10 23 £375 -16.67% 27
East of England -24 16 £306 -31.94% 16
Yorkshire +3 12 £400 +23.08% 25
East Midlands +2 10 £475 +25.83% 19
North East -8 3 £413 +14.58% 9
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 349 (91.12%) DNS
2 245 (63.97%) Active Directory
3 242 (63.19%) Windows
4 204 (53.26%) Microsoft
5 172 (44.91%) VMware
6 169 (44.13%) Windows Server
7 138 (36.03%) Microsoft 365
8 133 (34.73%) Azure
9 124 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 111 (28.98%) Cisco
11 105 (27.42%) PowerShell
12 97 (25.33%) Linux
13 94 (24.54%) Firewall
14 91 (23.76%) TCP/IP
14 91 (23.76%) Security Cleared
14 91 (23.76%) Social Skills
15 88 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 80 (20.89%) VPN
17 79 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 72 (18.80%) Hyper-V
18 72 (18.80%) Windows 10
19 71 (18.54%) WAN
20 66 (17.23%) ITIL
21 64 (16.71%) SCCM
22 63 (16.45%) LAN
23 60 (15.67%) Windows Server 2016
24 59 (15.40%) VLAN
25 57 (14.88%) Citrix
26 55 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
27 54 (14.10%) Windows Server 2019

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 48 (12.53%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.96%) IIS
4 13 (3.39%) Apache
5 11 (2.87%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.09%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.83%) Jetty
9 7 (1.83%) Mongrel
9 7 (1.83%) nginx
10 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.04%) JBoss
10 4 (1.04%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.78%) Confluence
11 3 (0.78%) WordPress
12 2 (0.52%) Drupal
12 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 44 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 138 (36.03%) Microsoft 365
2 133 (34.73%) Azure
3 45 (11.75%) AWS
3 45 (11.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (5.48%) IaaS
5 19 (4.96%) PaaS
6 15 (3.92%) Mimecast
6 15 (3.92%) SaaS
7 13 (3.39%) GCP
8 12 (3.13%) OneDrive
9 10 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.83%) Google App Engine
10 7 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.78%) Route 53
15 2 (0.52%) CloudBees
15 2 (0.52%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 349 (91.12%) DNS
2 94 (24.54%) Firewall
3 91 (23.76%) TCP/IP
4 80 (20.89%) VPN
5 71 (18.54%) WAN
6 63 (16.45%) LAN
7 59 (15.40%) VLAN
8 37 (9.66%) SAN
9 35 (9.14%) Wireless
10 31 (8.09%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (7.05%) SSL
12 25 (6.53%) Internet
12 25 (6.53%) IPsec
12 25 (6.53%) SMTP
13 24 (6.27%) Network Security
14 21 (5.48%) HTTP
15 19 (4.96%) MPLS
15 19 (4.96%) SD-WAN
16 18 (4.70%) FTP
16 18 (4.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.22%) MySQL
3 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.04%) DB2
8 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.04%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.26%) Big Data
11 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.26%) Power BI
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.26%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (4.18%) JIRA
2 15 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.83%) Travis CI
4 6 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.04%) Subversion
6 3 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.52%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 2 (0.52%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.52%) Snyk
7 2 (0.52%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.52%) TestRail
7 2 (0.52%) Toad
7 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (23.76%) Social Skills
2 31 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.09%) Finance
3 14 (3.66%) Documentation Skills
4 13 (3.39%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.13%) Banking
5 12 (3.13%) Retail
6 10 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.31%) Legal
9 5 (1.31%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.78%) Law
11 3 (0.78%) Police
12 2 (0.52%) Front Office
12 2 (0.52%) Marketing
12 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (11.75%) Architect
3 34 (8.88%) Network Engineer
3 34 (8.88%) Support Engineer
4 25 (6.53%) Analyst
5 23 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (5.22%) IT Engineer
6 20 (5.22%) IT Support
7 19 (4.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (3.92%) Administrator
9 15 (3.92%) Consultant
10 14 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.39%) Technical Architect
12 12 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
12 12 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.27%) 802.1X
2 19 (4.96%) LDAP
3 8 (2.09%) .NET
4 7 (1.83%) J2EE
4 7 (1.83%) Servlets
5 6 (1.57%) Middleware
6 4 (1.04%) JSON
6 4 (1.04%) LAMP
6 4 (1.04%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.04%) Web Services
7 3 (0.78%) CGI
7 3 (0.78%) XML
8 2 (0.52%) REST
8 2 (0.52%) RESTful
8 2 (0.52%) SOAP
9 1 (0.26%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.26%) HTML5
9 1 (0.26%) Kafka
9 1 (0.26%) Node.js
9 1 (0.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.53%) Clustering
3 16 (4.18%) User Experience
4 15 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.66%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.39%) PKI
6 13 (3.39%) Replication
7 10 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.35%) NHS
9 8 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.83%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.83%) iPad
10 7 (1.83%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 242 (63.19%) Windows
2 169 (44.13%) Windows Server
3 97 (25.33%) Linux
4 88 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (18.80%) Windows 10
6 60 (15.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 54 (14.10%) Windows Server 2019
8 46 (12.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (8.62%) Windows 7
10 22 (5.74%) Unix
11 19 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.87%) AIX
13 10 (2.61%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.57%) CentOS
16 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.78%) Solaris
17 3 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (17.23%) ITIL
3 51 (13.32%) Migration
4 42 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (8.09%) Load Balancing
7 29 (7.57%) DevOps
8 28 (7.31%) Change Management
9 25 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (6.01%) Incident Management
11 21 (5.48%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.48%) Data Protection
11 21 (5.48%) High Availability
12 19 (4.96%) Computer Science
12 19 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (4.18%) Change Control
13 16 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (4.18%) Network Architecture
13 16 (4.18%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (4.18%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 105 (27.42%) PowerShell
2 52 (13.58%) SQL
3 22 (5.74%) Python
4 17 (4.44%) Java
5 16 (4.18%) C
6 10 (2.61%) VBScript
7 9 (2.35%) Perl
8 7 (1.83%) C++
8 7 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.31%) VB
11 4 (1.04%) C#
12 2 (0.52%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.52%) Go
12 2 (0.52%) PHP
12 2 (0.52%) Rust
12 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (23.76%) Security Cleared
2 55 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (13.05%) SC Cleared
4 46 (12.01%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (10.44%) CCNA
6 35 (9.14%) MCSE
7 30 (7.83%) DV Cleared
8 29 (7.57%) CCNP
8 29 (7.57%) Degree
9 16 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (3.13%) MCSA
11 11 (2.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.83%) CCIE
14 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.04%) CISSP
15 4 (1.04%) JNCIP
16 3 (0.78%) JNCIA
16 3 (0.78%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.31%) SLA
2 15 (3.92%) QA
3 7 (1.83%) COBIT
4 6 (1.57%) GDPR
4 6 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) GLBA
6 1 (0.26%) GxP
6 1 (0.26%) NCSC
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 245 (63.97%) Active Directory
2 124 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (18.80%) Hyper-V
4 39 (10.18%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (7.05%) vSphere
6 17 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (3.92%) XenApp
8 14 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (3.13%) DFS Replication
9 12 (3.13%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (2.35%) Docker
11 9 (2.35%) Xen
12 5 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.04%) NFS
13 4 (1.04%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.78%) Firmware
14 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (16.71%) SCCM
2 33 (8.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (8.36%) WSUS
4 28 (7.31%) Ansible
5 22 (5.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 17 (4.44%) AirWatch
7 15 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (3.92%) SCOM
8 14 (3.66%) Terraform
8 14 (3.66%) vCenter Server
9 13 (3.39%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (2.87%) SCVMM
11 10 (2.61%) Puppet
11 10 (2.61%) SCDPM
11 10 (2.61%) SCSM
12 9 (2.35%) Kubernetes
13 6 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.31%) NetMRI
Vendors
1 204 (53.26%) Microsoft
2 172 (44.91%) VMware
3 111 (28.98%) Cisco
4 57 (14.88%) Citrix
5 38 (9.92%) Dell
6 30 (7.83%) HP
7 26 (6.79%) Meraki
8 24 (6.27%) Juniper
8 24 (6.27%) SolarWinds
9 22 (5.74%) Infoblox
10 20 (5.22%) Oracle
11 16 (4.18%) CheckPoint
11 16 (4.18%) F5
11 16 (4.18%) Google
12 14 (3.66%) EMC
13 13 (3.39%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.39%) ServiceNow
14 12 (3.13%) Apple
14 12 (3.13%) McAfee
14 12 (3.13%) Veeam