Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 265 269
Rank change year-on-year +60 +4 -53
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,031 966 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.34% 1.02% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.03% 7.71% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 623 604
England median daily rate £365 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +15.38% -0.76%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £140
90th Percentile £550 £563 £488
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -2.67% +17.19% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 60
England median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +10.14% -38.39%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +13.51% +1.37% -34.82%

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 10,278 12,528 12,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 13.21% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,248 7,588 7,947
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £193
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 579 670
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +35.16% -2.26% -14.87%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +27 346 £350 -12.50% 122
South East +52 220 £375 -0.13% 146
North of England +31 156 £363 -3.33% 121
South West +74 120 £425 +36.00% 54
Midlands +77 105 £320 -11.11% 67
North West +22 101 £320 -17.42% 73
East of England +15 77 £375 -6.25% 71
West Midlands +55 66 £325 -12.16% 40
Yorkshire +18 45 £375 - 33
East Midlands +41 38 £306 +16.67% 27
North East +9 11 £675 +162.14% 15
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 908 (88.07%) DNS
2 724 (70.22%) Windows
3 695 (67.41%) Active Directory
4 448 (43.45%) Windows Server
5 432 (41.90%) Microsoft
6 410 (39.77%) VMware
7 283 (27.45%) ITIL
7 283 (27.45%) Office 365
8 271 (26.29%) Firewall
9 265 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 257 (24.93%) Cisco
11 249 (24.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 244 (23.67%) TCP/IP
13 237 (22.99%) PowerShell
14 230 (22.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 227 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 224 (21.73%) SCCM
17 214 (20.76%) Windows 10
18 210 (20.37%) WAN
19 195 (18.91%) Citrix
20 183 (17.75%) VPN
21 180 (17.46%) Azure
22 175 (16.97%) Security Cleared
23 171 (16.59%) Hyper-V
24 167 (16.20%) LAN
25 156 (15.13%) MS Exchange
26 155 (15.03%) Linux
27 150 (14.55%) Windows 7
28 140 (13.58%) VMware ESXi
29 127 (12.32%) SAN

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
1 156 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 109 (10.57%) Skype for Business
3 96 (9.31%) SharePoint
4 90 (8.73%) IIS
5 66 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 48 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (2.81%) Apache
8 27 (2.62%) Tomcat
9 22 (2.13%) WebSphere
10 21 (2.04%) Jetty
10 21 (2.04%) Mongrel
10 21 (2.04%) nginx
11 18 (1.75%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.65%) Confluence
13 15 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
15 11 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 113 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) Houdini
5 1 (0.097%) Maya
5 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.097%) Eikon
3 1 (0.097%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.097%) Magento
3 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 283 (27.45%) Office 365
2 180 (17.46%) Azure
3 98 (9.51%) AWS
4 41 (3.98%) IaaS
5 37 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (3.01%) GCP
7 26 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (2.42%) SaaS
9 20 (1.94%) OneDrive
9 20 (1.94%) PaaS
10 19 (1.84%) Google App Engine
11 15 (1.45%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.97%) Yammer
13 8 (0.78%) G Suite
14 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.48%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 908 (88.07%) DNS
2 271 (26.29%) Firewall
3 244 (23.67%) TCP/IP
4 210 (20.37%) WAN
5 183 (17.75%) VPN
6 167 (16.20%) LAN
7 127 (12.32%) SAN
8 123 (11.93%) Skype
9 91 (8.83%) Wireless
10 85 (8.24%) VLAN
11 71 (6.89%) VoIP
12 70 (6.79%) BGP
13 66 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
14 64 (6.21%) HTTP
14 64 (6.21%) SSL
15 62 (6.01%) Internet
15 62 (6.01%) Network Security
16 59 (5.72%) FTP
16 59 (5.72%) OSPF
17 58 (5.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.55%) MySQL
3 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.97%) RDBMS
5 10 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.48%) Power BI
9 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.19%) Cloudera CDH
13 1 (0.097%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 34 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.81%) Travis CI
3 21 (2.04%) JIRA
4 16 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.48%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.48%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.48%) MSI
6 5 (0.48%) Subversion
7 4 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.29%) TestRail
8 3 (0.29%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.19%) Ant
9 2 (0.19%) GitLab
9 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.097%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.097%) Hudson
10 1 (0.097%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.097%) Zephyr
General
1 120 (11.64%) Finance
2 67 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 61 (5.92%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.72%) Banking
5 19 (1.84%) Military
6 15 (1.45%) Retail
7 13 (1.26%) Back Office
7 13 (1.26%) Law
8 9 (0.87%) Legal
8 9 (0.87%) Local Government
9 8 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.78%) Marketing
10 6 (0.58%) Electronics
11 5 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.39%) Advertising
12 4 (0.39%) Games
12 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.39%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 116 (11.25%) Network Engineer
3 108 (10.48%) Support Engineer
4 77 (7.47%) Windows Engineer
5 72 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 72 (6.98%) Analyst
6 70 (6.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 65 (6.30%) Architect
8 54 (5.24%) Server Engineer
9 51 (4.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 49 (4.75%) Administrator
11 41 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
12 39 (3.78%) Desktop Support
12 39 (3.78%) IT Engineer
13 34 (3.30%) Active Directory Engineer
14 33 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 33 (3.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (3.10%) IT Support
16 30 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 30 (2.91%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.20%) .NET
2 22 (2.13%) LDAP
3 21 (2.04%) J2EE
3 21 (2.04%) Servlets
4 19 (1.84%) Web Services
5 17 (1.65%) 802.1X
6 9 (0.87%) Django
7 5 (0.48%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.39%) YAML
9 3 (0.29%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.29%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.29%) React
9 3 (0.29%) Spring
10 2 (0.19%) D3.js
10 2 (0.19%) OAuth
10 2 (0.19%) OpenLayers
10 2 (0.19%) POSIX
10 2 (0.19%) SAML
10 2 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 71 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (5.82%) PKI
4 50 (4.85%) Clustering
5 36 (3.49%) Replication
6 32 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
7 29 (2.81%) Public Cloud
8 25 (2.42%) Fat Client
8 25 (2.42%) Thin Client
9 22 (2.13%) Blackberry
9 22 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.13%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (1.75%) User Experience
12 16 (1.55%) ASIC
12 16 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 14 (1.36%) iPhone
14 12 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (1.16%) NHS
15 10 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 724 (70.22%) Windows
2 448 (43.45%) Windows Server
3 249 (24.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 227 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 214 (20.76%) Windows 10
6 155 (15.03%) Linux
7 150 (14.55%) Windows 7
8 44 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (3.20%) Unix
10 32 (3.10%) Android
11 29 (2.81%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.65%) Mac OS
13 14 (1.36%) Solaris
13 14 (1.36%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.07%) CentOS
16 10 (0.97%) VMS
17 9 (0.87%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (27.45%) ITIL
2 230 (22.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 123 (11.93%) Migration
4 94 (9.12%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (6.79%) Load Balancing
5 70 (6.79%) Service Management
6 68 (6.60%) Change Management
7 56 (5.43%) DevOps
8 51 (4.95%) Configuration Management
9 47 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (4.46%) Patch Management
11 41 (3.98%) ITSM
11 41 (3.98%) Open Source
12 40 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (3.78%) High Availability
14 37 (3.59%) Problem Management
15 36 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (3.49%) Network Management
16 35 (3.39%) Incident Management
17 34 (3.30%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 237 (22.99%) PowerShell
2 107 (10.38%) SQL
3 45 (4.36%) Java
4 43 (4.17%) Python
5 34 (3.30%) C
6 25 (2.42%) VBScript
7 20 (1.94%) VB
8 16 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.45%) Perl
10 9 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.78%) C++
12 7 (0.68%) C#
12 7 (0.68%) Ruby
13 6 (0.58%) Tcl
14 5 (0.48%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.39%) PHP
16 3 (0.29%) Go
16 3 (0.29%) Korn
17 2 (0.19%) TypeScript
18 1 (0.097%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 175 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 113 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 110 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 72 (6.98%) MCSE
6 70 (6.79%) DV Cleared
7 66 (6.40%) CCNA
8 59 (5.72%) CCNP
9 55 (5.33%) MCP
10 53 (5.14%) Degree
11 44 (4.27%) MCSA
12 32 (3.10%) CCIE
13 29 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (2.52%) CCA
15 24 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (1.26%) CCENT
18 11 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.27%) SLA
2 13 (1.26%) GDPR
3 11 (1.07%) NCSC
4 9 (0.87%) QA
5 7 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.58%) PMO
7 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.097%) COBIT
9 1 (0.097%) GxP
9 1 (0.097%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.097%) NIST
9 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 695 (67.41%) Active Directory
2 265 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (16.59%) Hyper-V
4 140 (13.58%) VMware ESXi
5 97 (9.41%) XenApp
6 83 (8.05%) vSphere
7 78 (7.57%) XenDesktop
8 73 (7.08%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (3.49%) DFS Replication
10 29 (2.81%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (2.81%) VMware NSX
11 28 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 28 (2.72%) Xen
12 26 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (1.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 15 (1.45%) Firmware
15 14 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (1.16%) NFS
17 11 (1.07%) Docker
18 9 (0.87%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 224 (21.73%) SCCM
2 76 (7.37%) WSUS
3 64 (6.21%) SCOM
4 51 (4.95%) vCenter Server
5 47 (4.56%) Puppet
6 36 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 35 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (3.01%) Ansible
9 30 (2.91%) SCVMM
10 27 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (2.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 21 (2.04%) SCSM
13 18 (1.75%) Backup Exec
13 18 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (1.65%) Nessus
14 17 (1.65%) vRealize
15 15 (1.45%) AirWatch
15 15 (1.45%) Kubernetes
15 15 (1.45%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 432 (41.90%) Microsoft
2 410 (39.77%) VMware
3 257 (24.93%) Cisco
4 195 (18.91%) Citrix
5 100 (9.70%) HP
6 72 (6.98%) Dell
7 70 (6.79%) CheckPoint
8 68 (6.60%) Juniper
9 56 (5.43%) Google
10 53 (5.14%) Apple
11 47 (4.56%) Palo Alto
12 45 (4.36%) SolarWinds
13 39 (3.78%) McAfee
14 38 (3.69%) Symantec
15 36 (3.49%) ServiceNow
16 30 (2.91%) Meraki
16 30 (2.91%) Red Hat
17 26 (2.52%) EMC
17 26 (2.52%) Ivanti
17 26 (2.52%) NetApp