Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 253 261
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -13
Contract jobs citing DHCP 977 962 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.04% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.90% 7.83% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 631 525
England median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £168 £143 £160
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £310 £348
% change year-on-year +29.03% -10.79% +2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 64
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £26.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -34.67% +24.59%
10th Percentile £14.62 £13.30 £13.29
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.83 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year +8.25% -25.60% +8.81%

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 10,981 12,279 12,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 13.26% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,808 7,605 7,367
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £405
% change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 672 657
England median hourly rate £19.25 £19.76 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.58% -8.09% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.24 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.26% -12.53% -13.73%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +23 435 £425 +13.33% 17
South East +24 202 £375 +7.14% 14
North of England -4 149 £448 +57.02% 31
North West +37 90 £466 +29.31% 20
South West -15 72 £328 +5.65% 9
East of England +11 61 £350 +14.29% 18
Midlands -15 58 £375 +41.51% 10
Yorkshire +27 48 £438 +59.09% 9
West Midlands -20 36 £425 +55.96% 8
East Midlands +15 22 £303 +95.16% 2
North East -63 11 £300 +5.26% 2
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 900 (92.12%) DNS
2 600 (61.41%) Windows
3 578 (59.16%) Active Directory
4 467 (47.80%) Microsoft
5 396 (40.53%) VMware
6 341 (34.90%) TCP/IP
7 319 (32.65%) Windows Server
8 278 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 259 (26.51%) Firewall
10 257 (26.31%) Linux
11 251 (25.69%) Cisco
12 236 (24.16%) Office 365
13 216 (22.11%) ITIL
14 214 (21.90%) WAN
15 207 (21.19%) PowerShell
16 195 (19.96%) SCCM
16 195 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
17 194 (19.86%) LAN
18 186 (19.04%) Microsoft Azure
19 180 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 177 (18.12%) SSL
21 173 (17.71%) Citrix
22 170 (17.40%) VPN
23 163 (16.68%) Amazon AWS
24 161 (16.48%) HTTP
24 161 (16.48%) IPsec
25 160 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 155 (15.86%) Windows 10
27 149 (15.25%) Puppet
27 149 (15.25%) FTP

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
1 146 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 107 (10.95%) IIS
3 84 (8.60%) Skype for Business
4 76 (7.78%) SharePoint
5 69 (7.06%) Apache
6 63 (6.45%) Tomcat
7 62 (6.35%) nginx
8 57 (5.83%) WebSphere
9 54 (5.53%) Jetty
9 54 (5.53%) Mongrel
10 45 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 33 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 24 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (1.43%) Confluence
14 11 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.31%) MS Project Server
17 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 128 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Maya
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) NUKE
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.41%) Relativity
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.31%) Eikon
3 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 236 (24.16%) Office 365
2 186 (19.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (16.68%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (6.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 66 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
6 63 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (5.63%) Google App Engine
8 46 (4.71%) IaaS
9 22 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.94%) PaaS
11 14 (1.43%) SaaS
12 12 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (1.13%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.13%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.92%) Serverless
15 7 (0.72%) Akamai
16 6 (0.61%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 900 (92.12%) DNS
2 341 (34.90%) TCP/IP
3 259 (26.51%) Firewall
4 214 (21.90%) WAN
5 194 (19.86%) LAN
6 177 (18.12%) SSL
7 170 (17.40%) VPN
8 161 (16.48%) HTTP
8 161 (16.48%) IPsec
9 149 (15.25%) FTP
10 111 (11.36%) SAN
11 87 (8.90%) Wireless
12 85 (8.70%) Skype
13 77 (7.88%) VLAN
14 62 (6.35%) OSPF
15 59 (6.04%) Internet
16 58 (5.94%) VoIP
17 56 (5.73%) BGP
17 56 (5.73%) MPLS
18 55 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.96%) MySQL
3 60 (6.14%) MongoDB
3 60 (6.14%) RDBMS
3 60 (6.14%) Relational Database
4 59 (6.04%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
8 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.20%) KDB
10 2 (0.20%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 122 (12.49%) Jenkins
2 109 (11.16%) Travis CI
3 20 (2.05%) JIRA
4 15 (1.54%) MSI
5 10 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.92%) Hudson
7 6 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.41%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.41%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.41%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.41%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.31%) Subversion
10 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.20%) AutoIt
11 2 (0.20%) GDB
11 2 (0.20%) Valgrind
12 1 (0.10%) Trac
General
1 107 (10.95%) Finance
2 38 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.87%) Banking
4 24 (2.46%) Retail
5 14 (1.43%) Law
6 13 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.02%) Legal
10 7 (0.72%) Back Office
10 7 (0.72%) Military
11 4 (0.41%) Advertising
11 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 3 (0.31%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.20%) Marketing
13 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
14 1 (0.10%) German Language
14 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 132 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 117 (11.98%) Network Engineer
3 115 (11.77%) Support Engineer
4 92 (9.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 88 (9.01%) Analyst
6 51 (5.22%) Consultant
7 50 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 49 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 48 (4.91%) Architect
10 44 (4.50%) Desktop Support
11 40 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
12 38 (3.89%) IT Support
12 38 (3.89%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
14 33 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 32 (3.28%) IT Engineer
15 32 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
16 28 (2.87%) Support Analyst
17 27 (2.76%) Service Analyst
17 27 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.47%) .NET
2 56 (5.73%) J2EE
3 54 (5.53%) Servlets
4 28 (2.87%) 802.1X
5 26 (2.66%) LDAP
6 22 (2.25%) Web Services
7 11 (1.13%) Software Packaging
8 9 (0.92%) Middleware
8 9 (0.92%) XMPP
9 8 (0.82%) HTML
9 8 (0.82%) ModSecurity
10 6 (0.61%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.61%) OAuth
10 6 (0.61%) XML
11 5 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (0.51%) JSON
11 5 (0.51%) OAuth2
11 5 (0.51%) OpenID
11 5 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.31%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.95%) Data Centre
2 72 (7.37%) PKI
3 60 (6.14%) Clustering
4 58 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.87%) Fat Client
7 28 (2.87%) Thin Client
8 26 (2.66%) Replication
9 24 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (2.05%) User Experience
11 19 (1.94%) Smartphone
12 11 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.13%) EMC VNX
13 10 (1.02%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.82%) iPad
14 8 (0.82%) NHS
15 7 (0.72%) e-Health
16 6 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 600 (61.41%) Windows
2 319 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 257 (26.31%) Linux
4 195 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 180 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 155 (15.86%) Windows 10
7 116 (11.87%) Windows 7
8 42 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (4.09%) Unix
10 29 (2.97%) Windows 8
11 28 (2.87%) Android
11 28 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (2.05%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.43%) Solaris
14 14 (1.43%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.33%) CentOS
16 12 (1.23%) Mac OS
17 10 (1.02%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (22.11%) ITIL
2 160 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 147 (15.05%) Configuration Management
4 145 (14.84%) DevOps
5 120 (12.28%) Migration
6 117 (11.98%) Open Source
7 114 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
9 75 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (7.37%) Test Automation
11 62 (6.35%) High Availability
12 61 (6.24%) Microservices
13 60 (6.14%) Service Management
14 54 (5.53%) Change Management
14 54 (5.53%) Target Operating Model
14 54 (5.53%) Thought Leadership
15 52 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 52 (5.32%) OO
16 49 (5.02%) OOP
17 43 (4.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (21.19%) PowerShell
2 131 (13.41%) Java
3 86 (8.80%) SQL
4 73 (7.47%) Python
5 36 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 28 (2.87%) Perl
7 20 (2.05%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.94%) VBScript
9 17 (1.74%) C
10 14 (1.43%) C++
10 14 (1.43%) VB
11 13 (1.33%) Ruby
12 12 (1.23%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.82%) C#
14 6 (0.61%) PHP
15 4 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.31%) Go
16 3 (0.31%) R
16 3 (0.31%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 111 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 72 (7.37%) MCSE
4 72 (7.37%) SC Cleared
5 64 (6.55%) CCNA
6 51 (5.22%) CCNP
7 48 (4.91%) MCSA
8 44 (4.50%) MCP
9 35 (3.58%) Degree
10 32 (3.28%) CCIE
11 23 (2.35%) DV Cleared
12 19 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.43%) DBS Check
15 13 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (1.23%) MCITP
17 11 (1.13%) CCDP
18 10 (1.02%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.20%) SLA
2 16 (1.64%) GDPR
3 10 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.72%) PMO
5 6 (0.61%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.51%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) QA
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 578 (59.16%) Active Directory
2 278 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (14.43%) Hyper-V
4 107 (10.95%) VMware ESXi
5 85 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
6 67 (6.86%) XenApp
7 63 (6.45%) XenDesktop
8 59 (6.04%) vSphere
9 56 (5.73%) Xen
10 42 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (2.76%) XenServer
12 26 (2.66%) DFS Replication
12 26 (2.66%) Docker
13 22 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
15 16 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
16 15 (1.54%) Squid
17 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 11 (1.13%) KVM
19 9 (0.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 195 (19.96%) SCCM
2 149 (15.25%) Puppet
3 78 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (5.02%) WSUS
5 47 (4.81%) SCOM
6 44 (4.50%) Ansible
7 38 (3.89%) Failover Clustering
8 35 (3.58%) Terraform
9 32 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 25 (2.56%) vCenter Server
11 24 (2.46%) Kubernetes
11 24 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 22 (2.25%) SCVMM
13 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (1.43%) NetBackup
15 13 (1.33%) Nagios
15 13 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (1.23%) FortiGate
16 12 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (1.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 467 (47.80%) Microsoft
2 396 (40.53%) VMware
3 251 (25.69%) Cisco
4 173 (17.71%) Citrix
5 85 (8.70%) HP
6 77 (7.88%) Google
7 76 (7.78%) Dell
8 60 (6.14%) CheckPoint
9 46 (4.71%) Juniper
10 45 (4.61%) F5
11 40 (4.09%) Palo Alto
12 35 (3.58%) Symantec
13 32 (3.28%) Oracle
14 31 (3.17%) McAfee
14 31 (3.17%) Red Hat
15 29 (2.97%) EMC
16 28 (2.87%) Veeam
17 27 (2.76%) Apple
17 27 (2.76%) Ivanti
17 27 (2.76%) NetApp