Period
to

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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 272 311 218
Rank change year-on-year +39 -93 +39
Contract jobs citing DHCP 689 356 542
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.77% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 6.84% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 228 359
10th Percentile £197 £193 £200
25th Percentile £300 £316 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £401 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.92% +0.31% -
75th Percentile £538 £481 £488
90th Percentile £617 £552 £545
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £390
% change year-on-year +5.59% +3.21% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 35
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.40 £14.00
25th Percentile £20.51 £16.25 £14.38
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -1.94%
75th Percentile £46.25 £40.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £48.55 £54.90 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% -11.11% +24.62%

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 7,889 5,207 5,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.20% 11.20% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,202 3,381 3,563
10th Percentile £225 £220 £185
25th Percentile £381 £344 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
75th Percentile £613 £538 £538
90th Percentile £700 £635 £636
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 243 288
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.67 £13.38
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.10 £15.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.63 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.21% +15.24% +9.33%
75th Percentile £48.45 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.20 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £25.72 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.02% +7.15% +26.32%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -26 247 £500 +21.21% 73
South East +14 136 £408 -1.21% 78
North of England +20 100 £325 -17.20% 74
Midlands -12 63 £300 -25.47% 67
East of England +20 61 £425 +112.50% 27
North West -5 56 £323 -19.38% 31
South West -18 42 £375 -11.76% 33
West Midlands -28 42 £300 -24.29% 37
Yorkshire -12 41 £375 +25.00% 29
East Midlands -9 21 £338 -28.95% 28
North East -5 4 £283 -14.39% 14
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 639 (92.74%) DNS
2 490 (71.12%) Windows
3 477 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 366 (53.12%) Microsoft
5 291 (42.24%) Azure
6 285 (41.36%) VMware
7 270 (39.19%) Windows Server
8 248 (35.99%) Microsoft 365
9 229 (33.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 217 (31.49%) PowerShell
11 208 (30.19%) Firewall
12 176 (25.54%) SCCM
13 165 (23.95%) TCP/IP
14 163 (23.66%) ITIL
15 158 (22.93%) Social Skills
16 154 (22.35%) Cisco
17 150 (21.77%) Hyper-V
18 148 (21.48%) Windows 10
19 140 (20.32%) Linux
20 135 (19.59%) WAN
21 123 (17.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 112 (16.26%) Citrix
23 110 (15.97%) SQL
24 109 (15.82%) LAN
25 107 (15.53%) SQL Server
26 103 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
27 101 (14.66%) Azure Active Directory
28 100 (14.51%) Security Cleared
28 100 (14.51%) AWS
29 99 (14.37%) VPN

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 87 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 64 (9.29%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (5.37%) Skype for Business
5 33 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (4.06%) IIS
7 24 (3.48%) Confluence
8 16 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.87%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.44%) Apache
10 3 (0.44%) nginx
11 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.29%) JBoss
11 2 (0.29%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 88 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.15%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 291 (42.24%) Azure
2 248 (35.99%) Microsoft 365
3 101 (14.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 100 (14.51%) AWS
5 43 (6.24%) IaaS
6 30 (4.35%) OneDrive
6 30 (4.35%) PaaS
7 25 (3.63%) GCP
8 24 (3.48%) Power Platform
9 22 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (2.03%) Azure Monitor
12 13 (1.89%) OpenShift
13 12 (1.74%) SaaS
13 12 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (1.60%) Amazon S3
14 11 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 10 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (1.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 639 (92.74%) DNS
2 208 (30.19%) Firewall
3 165 (23.95%) TCP/IP
4 135 (19.59%) WAN
5 109 (15.82%) LAN
6 99 (14.37%) VPN
7 65 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
8 52 (7.55%) Wireless
9 51 (7.40%) VLAN
10 49 (7.11%) BGP
10 49 (7.11%) SAN
11 47 (6.82%) SD-WAN
12 43 (6.24%) Network Security
13 41 (5.95%) Skype
14 40 (5.81%) HTTP
15 37 (5.37%) MPLS
16 36 (5.22%) OSPF
16 36 (5.22%) VoIP
17 31 (4.50%) IPsec
18 29 (4.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.47%) MySQL
3 13 (1.89%) Power BI
4 8 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.02%) Redis
6 6 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.29%) DB2
8 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.15%) Big Data
9 1 (0.15%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.15%) DTS
9 1 (0.15%) GIS
9 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (4.79%) JIRA
2 26 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.89%) GitLab
5 10 (1.45%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.87%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.73%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 5 (0.73%) Subversion
7 5 (0.73%) TestRail
8 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.29%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.29%) JMeter
9 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.15%) JUnit
9 1 (0.15%) Maven
9 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 158 (22.93%) Social Skills
2 96 (13.93%) Finance
3 51 (7.40%) Public Sector
4 41 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.34%) Banking
7 15 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.18%) Retail
8 14 (2.03%) Documentation Skills
9 13 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (1.02%) Law
12 6 (0.87%) Advertising
12 6 (0.87%) Back Office
12 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.87%) Military
13 5 (0.73%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 3 (0.44%) Marketing
15 3 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 117 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (10.45%) Support Engineer
3 61 (8.85%) Network Engineer
4 56 (8.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 49 (7.11%) Architect
6 47 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
7 46 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 45 (6.53%) Analyst
9 43 (6.24%) IT Engineer
10 39 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
10 39 (5.66%) Consultant
11 34 (4.93%) Desktop Support
12 33 (4.79%) IT Support
13 30 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
14 25 (3.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.34%) Administrator
15 23 (3.34%) Applications Engineer
15 23 (3.34%) Server Engineer
16 21 (3.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 20 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.34%) LDAP
2 15 (2.18%) .NET
3 12 (1.74%) ARM Templates
4 10 (1.45%) Kafka
4 10 (1.45%) XMPP
5 9 (1.31%) 802.1X
5 9 (1.31%) Sensu
6 5 (0.73%) Middleware
6 5 (0.73%) RESTful
7 4 (0.58%) libvirt
7 4 (0.58%) SAML
8 3 (0.44%) Node.js
8 3 (0.44%) REST
8 3 (0.44%) SOAP
8 3 (0.44%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.44%) Web Services
9 2 (0.29%) ModSecurity
9 2 (0.29%) PySpark
9 2 (0.29%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.15%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.77%) PKI
2 67 (9.72%) Data Centre
3 66 (9.58%) Replication
4 39 (5.66%) Clustering
5 38 (5.52%) Public Cloud
6 28 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.76%) CMDB
8 19 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (2.47%) Cloud Native
10 15 (2.18%) NHS
11 14 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (1.45%) IoT
13 10 (1.45%) iPad
14 9 (1.31%) CCTV
15 8 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 490 (71.12%) Windows
2 270 (39.19%) Windows Server
3 148 (21.48%) Windows 10
4 140 (20.32%) Linux
5 85 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (10.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 70 (10.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 64 (9.29%) Unix
10 51 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (6.82%) Windows 7
12 29 (4.21%) Android
13 28 (4.06%) Apple iOS
14 22 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (2.47%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.89%) Windows 8
17 12 (1.74%) VMS
18 10 (1.45%) Mac OS X
19 9 (1.31%) CentOS
19 9 (1.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (23.66%) ITIL
2 123 (17.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 103 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
4 90 (13.06%) Migration
5 74 (10.74%) Change Management
6 64 (9.29%) Incident Management
6 64 (9.29%) Load Balancing
7 59 (8.56%) DevOps
8 57 (8.27%) Agile
9 55 (7.98%) Patch Management
10 48 (6.97%) High Availability
10 48 (6.97%) Project Delivery
11 45 (6.53%) Configuration Management
12 44 (6.39%) Change Control
13 42 (6.10%) Identity Management
14 39 (5.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 39 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
15 38 (5.52%) Problem Management
16 37 (5.37%) Service Delivery
17 33 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 217 (31.49%) PowerShell
2 110 (15.97%) SQL
3 58 (8.42%) Python
4 43 (6.24%) VBScript
5 33 (4.79%) Bash
6 18 (2.61%) C
7 17 (2.47%) VB
8 9 (1.31%) Perl
9 8 (1.16%) Go
10 7 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.87%) Java
12 5 (0.73%) C++
12 5 (0.73%) Rust
13 4 (0.58%) C-shell
14 3 (0.44%) PHP
15 2 (0.29%) Lisp
15 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.19%) SC Cleared
3 78 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (7.69%) CCNP
5 48 (6.97%) Degree
6 42 (6.10%) CCNA
7 40 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (3.48%) MCSE
9 19 (2.76%) MCP
10 17 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.32%) CCIE
12 15 (2.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (2.18%) MCSA
13 14 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (2.03%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (1.45%) A+ Certification
15 10 (1.45%) CCA
16 9 (1.31%) MCTS
16 9 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (11.47%) SLA
2 28 (4.06%) QA
3 23 (3.34%) GDPR
4 15 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.16%) PMO
6 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.44%) DICOM
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.29%) HL7
10 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) NIST
10 1 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 477 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 229 (33.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (21.77%) Hyper-V
4 87 (12.63%) vSphere
5 52 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (7.11%) XenApp
7 37 (5.37%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (4.93%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (3.48%) XenDesktop
10 22 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (2.76%) BitLocker
12 18 (2.61%) NFS
12 18 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (2.47%) Firmware
14 16 (2.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 16 (2.32%) Docker
15 12 (1.74%) KVM
16 7 (1.02%) iptables
17 5 (0.73%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 176 (25.54%) SCCM
2 81 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 68 (9.87%) Terraform
4 65 (9.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 45 (6.53%) Ansible
6 42 (6.10%) vCenter Server
7 31 (4.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 30 (4.35%) Kubernetes
9 27 (3.92%) WSUS
10 24 (3.48%) SCVMM
10 24 (3.48%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
11 18 (2.61%) NetBackup
11 18 (2.61%) Puppet
12 17 (2.47%) SCOM
13 14 (2.03%) AirWatch
13 14 (2.03%) FortiGate
14 12 (1.74%) Grafana
14 12 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (1.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 366 (53.12%) Microsoft
2 285 (41.36%) VMware
3 154 (22.35%) Cisco
4 112 (16.26%) Citrix
5 73 (10.60%) HP
6 47 (6.82%) Dell
7 43 (6.24%) Ivanti
7 43 (6.24%) Veeam
8 37 (5.37%) Meraki
9 36 (5.22%) SolarWinds
10 35 (5.08%) Symantec
11 34 (4.93%) ServiceNow
12 31 (4.50%) Red Hat
13 30 (4.35%) NetApp
14 28 (4.06%) CheckPoint
14 28 (4.06%) Google
15 27 (3.92%) McAfee
16 24 (3.48%) Palo Alto
17 23 (3.34%) Juniper
18 21 (3.05%) Aruba