Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 229 237
Rank change year-on-year -61 +8 +34
Contract jobs citing DHCP 553 303 992
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.15% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 8.40% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 176 652
10th Percentile £200 £200 £163
25th Percentile £294 £306 £260
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £475
90th Percentile £575 £573 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 35
10th Percentile £12.50 £21.75 £14.49
25th Percentile £19.25 £35.92 £18.51
Median hourly rate £24.50 £40.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -38.75% +90.48% +10.53%
75th Percentile £44.29 £47.91 £42.00
90th Percentile £53.45 £53.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +90.48% +20.00%

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 7,220 3,606 10,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.37% 13.69% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,659 2,287 6,725
10th Percentile £230 £204 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £656 £630 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +9.94% +1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 168 505
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.70 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.31 £17.69 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.75 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -30.71% +33.68% +18.75%
75th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.13 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year -29.13% +33.68% +25.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -75 252 £450 +14.29% 80
South East -63 95 £394 -6.03% 78
North of England -30 65 £426 +21.71% 107
South West -25 45 £425 -10.53% 40
East of England -34 37 £288 -16.67% 22
North West -36 37 £450 +28.57% 58
Midlands -61 35 £369 -18.06% 51
West Midlands -42 27 £363 -17.14% 35
Yorkshire -23 25 £270 -25.52% 37
East Midlands -45 8 £500 +5.26% 16
North East -13 3 £275 -21.43% 12
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 496 (89.69%) DNS
2 361 (65.28%) Active Directory
3 334 (60.40%) Windows
4 249 (45.03%) Microsoft
5 223 (40.33%) Microsoft 365
6 222 (40.14%) VMware
7 201 (36.35%) Windows Server
8 189 (34.18%) Azure
9 152 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 144 (26.04%) Cisco
11 141 (25.50%) PowerShell
12 132 (23.87%) Firewall
13 129 (23.33%) TCP/IP
14 115 (20.80%) ITIL
15 114 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 107 (19.35%) Windows 10
16 107 (19.35%) Social Skills
17 105 (18.99%) SCCM
18 103 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 101 (18.26%) Security Cleared
20 100 (18.08%) VPN
20 100 (18.08%) Hyper-V
21 99 (17.90%) Linux
21 99 (17.90%) WAN
22 85 (15.37%) LAN
22 85 (15.37%) Citrix
23 76 (13.74%) Windows Server 2016
24 73 (13.20%) SC Cleared
25 72 (13.02%) Migration
25 72 (13.02%) SQL

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 58 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 48 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.25%) IIS
4 15 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.53%) Apache
6 13 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.63%) Confluence
10 7 (1.27%) Jetty
10 7 (1.27%) Mongrel
10 7 (1.27%) nginx
11 5 (0.90%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.72%) JBoss
12 4 (0.72%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 59 (10.67%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 223 (40.33%) Microsoft 365
2 189 (34.18%) Azure
3 67 (12.12%) AWS
4 54 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (5.24%) GCP
6 21 (3.80%) IaaS
7 20 (3.62%) Mimecast
8 18 (3.25%) PaaS
9 17 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (2.89%) OneDrive
11 11 (1.99%) SaaS
12 7 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.27%) Azure Key Vault
12 7 (1.27%) Google App Engine
12 7 (1.27%) Serverless
13 6 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (1.08%) Azure Sentinel
14 5 (0.90%) Google Workspace
14 5 (0.90%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 496 (89.69%) DNS
2 132 (23.87%) Firewall
3 129 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 100 (18.08%) VPN
5 99 (17.90%) WAN
6 85 (15.37%) LAN
7 55 (9.95%) VLAN
8 42 (7.59%) SAN
8 42 (7.59%) Wireless
9 39 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (6.33%) SD-WAN
11 34 (6.15%) HTTP
12 32 (5.79%) Ethernet
13 30 (5.42%) BGP
13 30 (5.42%) Network Security
13 30 (5.42%) OSPF
14 27 (4.88%) IPsec
14 27 (4.88%) SSL
15 26 (4.70%) MPLS
16 25 (4.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.80%) MySQL
3 17 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.72%) DB2
9 4 (0.72%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.36%) Redis
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.18%) Big Data
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (3.07%) JIRA
2 10 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.27%) Travis CI
4 4 (0.72%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 4 (0.72%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.72%) TestRail
5 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.54%) Toad
6 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.36%) IDA Disassembler
6 2 (0.36%) Snyk
6 2 (0.36%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.18%) MSI
General
1 107 (19.35%) Social Skills
2 69 (12.48%) Finance
3 26 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.98%) Retail
5 20 (3.62%) Public Sector
6 18 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.17%) Banking
8 11 (1.99%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (1.45%) Legal
9 8 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.08%) Back Office
10 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.90%) Local Government
12 4 (0.72%) Automotive
12 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.54%) Marketing
13 3 (0.54%) Police
13 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 99 (17.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (14.65%) Support Engineer
3 59 (10.67%) Architect
4 49 (8.86%) Network Engineer
5 41 (7.41%) Analyst
5 41 (7.41%) IT Support
6 38 (6.87%) IT Engineer
7 36 (6.51%) Consultant
8 31 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 30 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (4.16%) Technical Architect
11 22 (3.98%) Administrator
11 22 (3.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.80%) Desktop Support
13 20 (3.62%) IT Support Engineer
13 20 (3.62%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 19 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
15 18 (3.25%) Server Engineer
15 18 (3.25%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.24%) LDAP
2 18 (3.25%) 802.1X
3 12 (2.17%) .NET
4 11 (1.99%) REST
5 9 (1.63%) LAMP
5 9 (1.63%) Middleware
6 8 (1.45%) JSON
7 7 (1.27%) J2EE
7 7 (1.27%) Servlets
7 7 (1.27%) Web Services
8 6 (1.08%) HTML
8 6 (1.08%) SOAP
8 6 (1.08%) XML
9 5 (0.90%) HTML5
9 5 (0.90%) JMS
9 5 (0.90%) Kafka
9 5 (0.90%) XML-RPC
10 4 (0.72%) ARM Templates
10 4 (0.72%) RESTful
10 4 (0.72%) SonicMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.42%) Clustering
3 20 (3.62%) Public Cloud
4 17 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.53%) PKI
6 13 (2.35%) Replication
6 13 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.17%) iPad
8 10 (1.81%) User Experience
9 8 (1.45%) Fibre Optics
10 7 (1.27%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.27%) NHS
11 6 (1.08%) Digital Signage
11 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.90%) CMDB
12 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) iPhone
12 5 (0.90%) Life Science
12 5 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 334 (60.40%) Windows
2 201 (36.35%) Windows Server
3 114 (20.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 107 (19.35%) Windows 10
5 99 (17.90%) Linux
6 76 (13.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (12.66%) Windows Server 2019
8 51 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (8.50%) Windows 7
10 21 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.89%) Unix
12 13 (2.35%) Android
12 13 (2.35%) Apple iOS
12 13 (2.35%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.63%) AIX
13 9 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.63%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.27%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.80%) ITIL
2 103 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 72 (13.02%) Migration
4 62 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (6.51%) Change Control
7 32 (5.79%) Change Management
8 31 (5.61%) Information Security
9 30 (5.42%) Mobile Device Management
10 28 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
11 27 (4.88%) Load Balancing
11 27 (4.88%) Network Architecture
12 25 (4.52%) DevOps
13 23 (4.16%) Incident Management
14 19 (3.44%) Configuration Management
14 19 (3.44%) Data Protection
14 19 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (3.07%) Patch Management
15 17 (3.07%) Risk Management
15 17 (3.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (25.50%) PowerShell
2 72 (13.02%) SQL
3 33 (5.97%) Python
4 26 (4.70%) Java
5 25 (4.52%) VBScript
6 18 (3.25%) C
7 12 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.45%) Go
10 7 (1.27%) VB
11 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.90%) C++
13 4 (0.72%) Perl
13 4 (0.72%) Rust
14 3 (0.54%) PHP
15 2 (0.36%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.36%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.36%) VBA
16 1 (0.18%) Ruby
16 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 101 (18.26%) Security Cleared
2 73 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 61 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (7.05%) CCNA
6 35 (6.33%) CCNP
7 30 (5.42%) MCSE
8 24 (4.34%) Degree
9 19 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (3.25%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (2.35%) MCSA
13 12 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (2.17%) MCP
14 10 (1.81%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.63%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.45%) CCDA
16 8 (1.45%) CCIE
16 8 (1.45%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.79%) SLA
2 20 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.27%) COBIT
5 6 (1.08%) GDPR
6 5 (0.90%) QA
7 2 (0.36%) NIST
7 2 (0.36%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.18%) DICOM
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) GLBA
8 1 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 361 (65.28%) Active Directory
2 152 (27.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (18.08%) Hyper-V
4 47 (8.50%) vSphere
5 44 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (5.97%) XenApp
7 21 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (3.44%) XenDesktop
10 17 (3.07%) Docker
10 17 (3.07%) NFS
11 15 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (2.53%) DFS Replication
13 12 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (1.99%) Xen
15 4 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.72%) iptables
15 4 (0.72%) KVM
15 4 (0.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 105 (18.99%) SCCM
2 52 (9.40%) WSUS
3 49 (8.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 35 (6.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 19 (3.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (3.25%) Ansible
7 17 (3.07%) Terraform
8 15 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (2.71%) SCOM
9 12 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (2.17%) Kubernetes
9 12 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (2.17%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (1.99%) Puppet
10 11 (1.99%) SCVMM
11 10 (1.81%) AirWatch
11 10 (1.81%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.81%) SCDPM
11 10 (1.81%) SCSM
Vendors
1 249 (45.03%) Microsoft
2 222 (40.14%) VMware
3 144 (26.04%) Cisco
4 85 (15.37%) Citrix
5 54 (9.76%) Dell
6 46 (8.32%) Juniper
7 44 (7.96%) HP
8 32 (5.79%) CheckPoint
9 30 (5.42%) McAfee
9 30 (5.42%) Oracle
10 28 (5.06%) SolarWinds
11 27 (4.88%) Meraki
11 27 (4.88%) ServiceNow
12 25 (4.52%) Google
12 25 (4.52%) Infoblox
12 25 (4.52%) Symantec
13 20 (3.62%) NetApp
14 18 (3.25%) Apple
14 18 (3.25%) EMC
15 17 (3.07%) F5