Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 211 267
Rank change year-on-year -16 +56 -3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 280 1,015 946
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.27% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.97% 9.61% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 660 589
Median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +15.63%
10th Percentile £199 £160 £150
90th Percentile £525 £557 £550
UK median daily rate £381 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.67% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 73
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.90 £14.99 £11.15
90th Percentile £51.36 £50.00 £54.20
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.63
% change year-on-year +66.67% +19.15% -7.24%

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 3,512 10,560 12,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.55% 13.19% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,055 6,483 7,513
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £629 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 516 629
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +6.95%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.84% +33.75% +3.20%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +13 109 £388 +3.33% 30
South East +62 76 £408 +8.67% 66
East of England +69 30 £343 -2.14% 16
South West +28 25 £463 +8.82% 27
Midlands +55 19 £425 +17.24% 24
North of England 0 17 £350 -6.67% 53
North West -4 14 £338 -15.63% 33
East Midlands +51 10 £165 -42.61% 13
West Midlands +41 9 £425 +14.86% 11
Yorkshire +48 2 £300 -20.00% 17
North East +37 1 £350 -31.71% 3
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 246 (87.86%) DNS
2 163 (58.21%) Active Directory
3 161 (57.50%) Windows
4 124 (44.29%) VMware
5 114 (40.71%) Microsoft
6 93 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 91 (32.50%) Windows Server
8 89 (31.79%) Linux
9 74 (26.43%) PowerShell
9 74 (26.43%) Azure
10 71 (25.36%) Office 365
11 65 (23.21%) Migration
11 65 (23.21%) Firewall
12 64 (22.86%) Security Cleared
13 57 (20.36%) Cisco
14 56 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 56 (20.00%) Python
15 55 (19.64%) Citrix
15 55 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 48 (17.14%) SC Cleared
17 47 (16.79%) Windows Server 2016
18 46 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (16.43%) ITIL
19 43 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
19 43 (15.36%) Windows 10
20 42 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (14.64%) SCCM
22 39 (13.93%) Hyper-V
22 39 (13.93%) SAN
23 38 (13.57%) vSphere

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 30 (10.71%) IIS
2 26 (9.29%) Skype for Business
3 24 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 21 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.71%) Apache
5 16 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.29%) JBoss
7 11 (3.93%) Confluence
8 10 (3.57%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.86%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.79%) NetWeaver
12 4 (1.43%) nginx
13 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.71%) CMS
14 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.71%) Jetty
14 2 (0.71%) Mongrel
15 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.36%) Traffica
1 1 (0.36%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 74 (26.43%) Azure
2 71 (25.36%) Office 365
3 26 (9.29%) AWS
3 26 (9.29%) IaaS
4 13 (4.64%) OpenShift
4 13 (4.64%) PaaS
4 13 (4.64%) SaaS
5 10 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 10 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.21%) GCP
7 7 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.79%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.79%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (1.07%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.07%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 246 (87.86%) DNS
2 65 (23.21%) Firewall
3 56 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 39 (13.93%) SAN
5 37 (13.21%) HTTP
6 36 (12.86%) WAN
7 34 (12.14%) Skype
8 31 (11.07%) VPN
9 27 (9.64%) Wireless
10 25 (8.93%) LAN
10 25 (8.93%) SNMP
11 23 (8.21%) SMTP
12 21 (7.50%) IPv4
13 20 (7.14%) BGP
13 20 (7.14%) VLAN
13 20 (7.14%) VoIP
14 19 (6.79%) IPv6
14 19 (6.79%) MPLS
15 18 (6.43%) SSH
16 16 (5.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.00%) MySQL
3 11 (3.93%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2019
6 5 (1.79%) DB2
6 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.79%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.43%) Power BI
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.71%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (4.64%) JIRA
2 11 (3.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.14%) Bitbucket
4 6 (2.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.43%) Maven
6 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.71%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.36%) GitLab
8 1 (0.36%) MSI
8 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (11.07%) Finance
2 12 (4.29%) Public Sector
3 8 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.79%) Banking
6 4 (1.43%) Advertising
6 4 (1.43%) Retail
7 3 (1.07%) Legal
7 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.07%) Military
8 2 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
8 2 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 25 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 20 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 18 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 17 (6.07%) Architect
7 16 (5.71%) Administrator
8 13 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (4.64%) Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Consultant
8 13 (4.64%) IT Engineer
8 13 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (4.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.21%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.71%) POSIX
2 14 (5.00%) .NET
3 12 (4.29%) Yocto
4 11 (3.93%) LDAP
5 5 (1.79%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.79%) LAMP
5 5 (1.79%) Middleware
5 5 (1.79%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.43%) YAML
7 3 (1.07%) Memcached
7 3 (1.07%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.71%) J2EE
8 2 (0.71%) RESTful
8 2 (0.71%) Servlets
9 1 (0.36%) Flash
9 1 (0.36%) HTML
9 1 (0.36%) JSON
9 1 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.36%) Spine.js
9 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.07%) Data Centre
3 24 (8.57%) PKI
4 19 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 18 (6.43%) Clustering
6 17 (6.07%) Replication
7 16 (5.71%) Device Driver
8 15 (5.36%) Public Cloud
8 15 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.86%) CMDB
9 8 (2.86%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.14%) Fat Client
10 6 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (2.14%) Thin Client
10 6 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.79%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.79%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (1.43%) Blackberry
13 3 (1.07%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 161 (57.50%) Windows
2 91 (32.50%) Windows Server
3 89 (31.79%) Linux
4 55 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (16.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 43 (15.36%) Windows 10
7 37 (13.21%) Unix
8 31 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (8.21%) Windows 7
10 18 (6.43%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.86%) Solaris
13 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.14%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.79%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.43%) CentOS
16 4 (1.43%) Debian
16 4 (1.43%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.43%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.21%) Migration
2 46 (16.43%) ITIL
3 43 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (12.86%) High Availability
5 36 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (9.29%) DevOps
7 24 (8.57%) Patch Management
8 23 (8.21%) Data Protection
9 19 (6.79%) Change Management
10 18 (6.43%) Configuration Management
11 17 (6.07%) Load Balancing
12 16 (5.71%) Problem Management
13 14 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (5.00%) Mentoring
13 14 (5.00%) Validation
14 13 (4.64%) Information Security
14 13 (4.64%) Network Management
15 12 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (4.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 74 (26.43%) PowerShell
2 56 (20.00%) Python
3 37 (13.21%) C
3 37 (13.21%) SQL
4 20 (7.14%) Perl
5 8 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.50%) VBScript
7 5 (1.79%) VB
8 4 (1.43%) C#
9 3 (1.07%) Java
9 3 (1.07%) Ruby
10 2 (0.71%) C++
10 2 (0.71%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.71%) Go
10 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.71%) Lisp
10 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 48 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.07%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (8.21%) DV Cleared
4 23 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (7.50%) CCNP
6 19 (6.79%) Degree
7 18 (6.43%) CCNA
8 11 (3.93%) MCSE
9 9 (3.21%) CCIE
10 8 (2.86%) MCSA
11 7 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.43%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.43%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.43%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.07%) CCA
14 3 (1.07%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.86%) SLA
2 9 (3.21%) NCSC
3 5 (1.79%) COBIT
3 5 (1.79%) GDPR
3 5 (1.79%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.07%) QA
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 163 (58.21%) Active Directory
2 93 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (13.93%) Hyper-V
4 38 (13.57%) vSphere
5 27 (9.64%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (6.07%) VMware NSX
8 13 (4.64%) XenApp
9 11 (3.93%) Firmware
10 9 (3.21%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.86%) Docker
11 8 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.43%) NFS
13 4 (1.43%) Squid
14 3 (1.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (1.07%) iptables
14 3 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (14.64%) SCCM
2 22 (7.86%) Kubernetes
3 21 (7.50%) Puppet
4 20 (7.14%) Ansible
5 19 (6.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (6.79%) WSUS
6 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 15 (5.36%) SCOM
8 14 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (4.64%) vCenter Server
10 12 (4.29%) Salt
11 10 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (3.57%) vRealize
12 9 (3.21%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (2.14%) Terraform
15 5 (1.79%) FortiGate
15 5 (1.79%) Nessus
16 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
16 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 124 (44.29%) VMware
2 114 (40.71%) Microsoft
3 57 (20.36%) Cisco
4 55 (19.64%) Citrix
5 23 (8.21%) HP
6 21 (7.50%) Juniper
7 20 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 19 (6.79%) Dell
9 18 (6.43%) Infoblox
10 16 (5.71%) F5
11 15 (5.36%) ServiceNow
11 15 (5.36%) SolarWinds
12 14 (5.00%) CheckPoint
12 14 (5.00%) Palo Alto
13 11 (3.93%) CA
13 11 (3.93%) Veeam
14 9 (3.21%) EMC
14 9 (3.21%) Splunk
15 8 (2.86%) Oracle
16 7 (2.50%) NetApp