Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 187 257
Rank change year-on-year -104 +70 +5
Contract jobs citing DHCP 333 769 984
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.43% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 10.66% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 522 702
10th Percentile £200 £200 £163
25th Percentile £315 £281 £282
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +25.00%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £523
90th Percentile £586 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 53 38
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.25 £13.93
25th Percentile £17.03 £14.50 £15.43
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.76
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.31% +10.32%
75th Percentile £36.81 £43.30 £38.38
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.09 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.23% +9.42%

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 4,771 7,216 11,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.43% 13.46% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,071 4,491 7,076
10th Percentile £213 £181 £205
25th Percentile £330 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
75th Percentile £525 £525 £538
90th Percentile £613 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 401 481
10th Percentile £12.95 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.85 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +8.33% -5.56%
75th Percentile £48.63 £43.75 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £18.03
% change year-on-year +26.19% +16.49% -3.60%

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 11 April 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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -63 123 £430 +22.86% 48
South East +23 80 £425 +6.25% 35
North of England -37 41 £300 -14.29% 47
South West +41 34 £375 -21.05% 15
Midlands -39 27 £400 +28.00% 40
North West -26 22 £332 +2.15% 26
West Midlands -16 18 £394 +3.28% 25
Yorkshire +8 15 £300 -7.69% 15
East of England -32 15 £325 -27.78% 20
East Midlands -12 9 £475 +52.00% 15
North East -2 4 £375 +0.67% 6
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 311 (93.39%) DNS
2 205 (61.56%) Windows
3 201 (60.36%) Active Directory
4 187 (56.16%) Microsoft
5 154 (46.25%) VMware
6 135 (40.54%) Windows Server
7 114 (34.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 112 (33.63%) Cisco
9 108 (32.43%) Azure
10 107 (32.13%) Firewall
11 105 (31.53%) Microsoft 365
12 95 (28.53%) TCP/IP
13 88 (26.43%) Linux
14 80 (24.02%) WAN
15 79 (23.72%) VPN
15 79 (23.72%) PowerShell
16 75 (22.52%) LAN
17 71 (21.32%) Security Cleared
18 65 (19.52%) Windows 10
19 62 (18.62%) VLAN
20 58 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
20 58 (17.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 56 (16.82%) Migration
22 53 (15.92%) Load Balancing
23 52 (15.62%) ITIL
24 50 (15.02%) VMware ESXi
25 49 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
25 49 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
26 48 (14.41%) Citrix
27 44 (13.21%) Hyper-V

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 32 (9.61%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.11%) IIS
2 17 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.30%) Apache
4 10 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.70%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.40%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.20%) JBoss
8 4 (1.20%) Jetty
8 4 (1.20%) Mongrel
8 4 (1.20%) NetWeaver
8 4 (1.20%) nginx
9 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.90%) WordPress
10 2 (0.60%) Confluence
10 2 (0.60%) Drupal
10 2 (0.60%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (7.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.30%) CATIA
4 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.60%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 108 (32.43%) Azure
2 105 (31.53%) Microsoft 365
3 44 (13.21%) AWS
4 35 (10.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (8.11%) IaaS
6 17 (5.11%) PaaS
7 15 (4.50%) SaaS
8 10 (3.00%) GCP
8 10 (3.00%) OneDrive
9 9 (2.70%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.20%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.60%) Akamai
13 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.60%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 311 (93.39%) DNS
2 107 (32.13%) Firewall
3 95 (28.53%) TCP/IP
4 80 (24.02%) WAN
5 79 (23.72%) VPN
6 75 (22.52%) LAN
7 62 (18.62%) VLAN
8 39 (11.71%) SAN
9 36 (10.81%) Wireless
10 30 (9.01%) IPsec
10 30 (9.01%) Network Security
10 30 (9.01%) SMTP
11 29 (8.71%) Internet
12 28 (8.41%) SSL
13 25 (7.51%) NAS
14 22 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (6.01%) FTP
16 19 (5.71%) SNMP
16 19 (5.71%) VoIP
17 18 (5.41%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.90%) MySQL
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (1.20%) DB2
5 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.20%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) Big Data
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.30%) Power BI
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (6.01%) JIRA
2 9 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.20%) Subversion
5 4 (1.20%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.60%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (7.81%) Finance
2 11 (3.30%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.70%) Banking
5 7 (2.10%) Back Office
5 7 (2.10%) Retail
6 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.50%) Front Office
8 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Police
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 55 (16.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (14.11%) Network Engineer
3 40 (12.01%) Architect
4 27 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 25 (7.51%) Analyst
6 17 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (4.80%) Administrator
7 16 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (3.60%) IT Support
9 12 (3.60%) Network Architect
9 12 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.30%) Consultant
10 11 (3.30%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (3.00%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.70%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.41%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.40%) .NET
3 7 (2.10%) LDAP
4 6 (1.80%) Web Services
5 4 (1.20%) J2EE
5 4 (1.20%) Middleware
5 4 (1.20%) REST
5 4 (1.20%) SAP Basis
5 4 (1.20%) Servlets
5 4 (1.20%) SOAP
6 3 (0.90%) CGI
7 2 (0.60%) XML
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.30%) COM
8 1 (0.30%) CSS
8 1 (0.30%) jQuery
8 1 (0.30%) LAMP
8 1 (0.30%) XMPP
8 1 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.01%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.80%) PKI
5 13 (3.90%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.30%) Private Cloud
7 11 (3.30%) Replication
8 10 (3.00%) Clustering
8 10 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.70%) User Experience
10 6 (1.80%) NHS
11 5 (1.50%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.50%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.20%) iPad
12 4 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.90%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 205 (61.56%) Windows
2 135 (40.54%) Windows Server
3 88 (26.43%) Linux
4 65 (19.52%) Windows 10
5 58 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 33 (9.91%) Windows 7
9 30 (9.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 29 (8.71%) Unix
11 9 (2.70%) CentOS
11 9 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.40%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.10%) AIX
13 7 (2.10%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.50%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.20%) Android
15 4 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 56 (16.82%) Migration
3 53 (15.92%) Load Balancing
4 52 (15.62%) ITIL
5 38 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (8.71%) Change Management
7 28 (8.41%) DevOps
7 28 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (7.51%) High Availability
9 25 (7.51%) Kalman Filter
10 24 (7.21%) Web Filtering
11 18 (5.41%) Computer Science
11 18 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (4.80%) Information Security
13 16 (4.80%) Service Management
14 15 (4.50%) Configuration Management
14 15 (4.50%) Incident Management
15 14 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.72%) PowerShell
2 28 (8.41%) SQL
3 17 (5.11%) Python
4 16 (4.80%) C
5 12 (3.60%) Perl
6 7 (2.10%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.80%) C++
7 6 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.80%) VBScript
8 5 (1.50%) VB
9 4 (1.20%) C#
9 4 (1.20%) Java
10 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.60%) AWK
11 2 (0.60%) Go
11 2 (0.60%) sed
11 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (21.32%) Security Cleared
2 49 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (12.91%) CCNA
4 37 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 35 (10.51%) CCNP
6 31 (9.31%) DV Cleared
7 25 (7.51%) Degree
8 24 (7.21%) MCSE
9 12 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (2.70%) CCIE
12 8 (2.40%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.80%) CISSP
13 6 (1.80%) MCSA
14 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.90%) CCDA
15 3 (0.90%) MCITP
16 2 (0.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.11%) SLA
2 13 (3.90%) QA
3 5 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.20%) COBIT
4 4 (1.20%) GDPR
5 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) NCSC
7 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.30%) GLBA
7 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.30%) NIST
System Software
1 201 (60.36%) Active Directory
2 114 (34.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (15.02%) VMware ESXi
4 44 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 24 (7.21%) vSphere
6 15 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.90%) VMware NSX
8 10 (3.00%) NFS
9 9 (2.70%) XenApp
10 8 (2.40%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.10%) Xen
12 6 (1.80%) Firmware
12 6 (1.80%) VMFS
13 5 (1.50%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.50%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.20%) Docker
14 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (1.20%) Terminal Server
14 4 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (12.61%) SCCM
2 27 (8.11%) Ansible
3 25 (7.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (7.51%) vCenter Server
4 17 (5.11%) Terraform
5 16 (4.80%) AirWatch
6 13 (3.90%) vRealize
7 10 (3.00%) SCOM
7 10 (3.00%) WSUS
8 8 (2.40%) vMotion
9 6 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (1.80%) Kubernetes
9 6 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.80%) Puppet
9 6 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.50%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.50%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (1.50%) Nessus
11 4 (1.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 187 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 154 (46.25%) VMware
3 112 (33.63%) Cisco
4 48 (14.41%) Citrix
5 38 (11.41%) Dell
6 32 (9.61%) HP
7 26 (7.81%) Palo Alto
8 23 (6.91%) Meraki
9 20 (6.01%) SolarWinds
10 19 (5.71%) Juniper
11 18 (5.41%) Red Hat
12 17 (5.11%) CheckPoint
12 17 (5.11%) F5
13 14 (4.20%) Infoblox
14 13 (3.90%) Oracle
14 13 (3.90%) Veeam
15 12 (3.60%) Google
16 11 (3.30%) Apple
17 10 (3.00%) EMC
17 10 (3.00%) McAfee