Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 208 244 256
Rank change year-on-year +36 +12 +12
Contract jobs citing DHCP 492 929 983
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.13% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 8.93% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 633 633
Median daily rate £375 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.30% -1.48%
10th Percentile £193 £170 £150
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -6.25% +28.00% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 62
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.87 £13.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £55.54
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £18.06 £17.00
% change year-on-year +93.85% +6.21% -14.57%

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 5,290 10,400 12,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.17% 12.66% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,081 6,455 7,644
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £188 £208 £206
90th Percentile £636 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 470 665
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year +50.00% +2.64% -5.54%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 -4 156 £350 -17.65% 13
South East +60 107 £402 +7.07% 25
North of England +58 106 £350 -17.65% 30
East of England +68 59 £450 +20.00% 8
North West +30 54 £325 -27.78% 14
Midlands +55 33 £438 +12.18% 19
North East +47 29 £350 +16.67% 4
South West +12 29 £450 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +42 23 £325 -21.21% 12
West Midlands +49 19 £450 +9.09% 13
East Midlands +35 14 £309 -5.00% 6
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 408 (82.93%) DNS
2 327 (66.46%) Windows
3 323 (65.65%) Active Directory
4 221 (44.92%) Windows Server
5 192 (39.02%) Microsoft
6 185 (37.60%) VMware
7 145 (29.47%) PowerShell
8 143 (29.07%) TCP/IP
9 136 (27.64%) Office 365
10 131 (26.63%) Azure
11 127 (25.81%) Firewall
12 125 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 123 (25.00%) Cisco
14 122 (24.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 110 (22.36%) WAN
16 109 (22.15%) LAN
17 106 (21.54%) ITIL
18 99 (20.12%) Security Cleared
19 97 (19.72%) Windows 10
19 97 (19.72%) Windows Server 2016
20 92 (18.70%) Linux
21 88 (17.89%) Citrix
22 85 (17.28%) Migration
23 84 (17.07%) SCCM
24 83 (16.87%) VPN
25 81 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
26 78 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
27 77 (15.65%) Hyper-V
27 77 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
28 68 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 63 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 44 (8.94%) IIS
3 42 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 37 (7.52%) Skype for Business
5 30 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.05%) Apache
8 13 (2.64%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.44%) Confluence
10 10 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.42%) nginx
13 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.81%) Jetty
14 4 (0.81%) Mongrel
15 3 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.41%) CMS
16 2 (0.41%) JBoss
16 2 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 43 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Traffica
3 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 136 (27.64%) Office 365
2 131 (26.63%) Azure
3 43 (8.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 38 (7.72%) AWS
5 32 (6.50%) IaaS
6 13 (2.64%) PaaS
7 10 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.03%) GCP
8 9 (1.83%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.42%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.42%) SaaS
10 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.02%) G Suite
10 5 (1.02%) Google App Engine
10 5 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.81%) Akamai
11 4 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.41%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 408 (82.93%) DNS
2 143 (29.07%) TCP/IP
3 127 (25.81%) Firewall
4 110 (22.36%) WAN
5 109 (22.15%) LAN
6 83 (16.87%) VPN
7 66 (13.41%) SAN
8 51 (10.37%) HTTP
9 49 (9.96%) Skype
10 43 (8.74%) Wi-Fi
11 38 (7.72%) VLAN
11 38 (7.72%) Wireshark
12 37 (7.52%) IPv4
12 37 (7.52%) IPv6
12 37 (7.52%) NetScaler
13 34 (6.91%) HTTPS
14 33 (6.71%) IPsec
14 33 (6.71%) Network Security
14 33 (6.71%) SNMP
15 32 (6.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.86%) MySQL
3 10 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.83%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.42%) Aerospike
6 7 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.42%) Redis
7 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.61%) Big Data
9 3 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.61%) DB2
9 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (3.05%) JIRA
2 13 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.64%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.81%) Travis CI
3 4 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.61%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.61%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.61%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.61%) JUnit
4 3 (0.61%) Maven
4 3 (0.61%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.61%) Subversion
4 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.61%) TestRail
4 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.41%) GitLab
5 2 (0.41%) Hudson
5 2 (0.41%) MSI
6 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
General
1 27 (5.49%) Finance
2 24 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 14 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.44%) Legal
5 8 (1.63%) Law
6 7 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.02%) Back Office
7 5 (1.02%) Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Local Government
9 3 (0.61%) French Language
9 3 (0.61%) German Language
9 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.61%) Military
9 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.41%) Police
10 2 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (11.59%) Network Engineer
3 42 (8.54%) Analyst
4 40 (8.13%) Windows Engineer
5 39 (7.93%) Support Engineer
6 29 (5.89%) Developer
6 29 (5.89%) IT Engineer
7 27 (5.49%) Server Engineer
8 26 (5.28%) Consultant
9 25 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (4.88%) Active Directory Engineer
11 22 (4.47%) Administrator
11 22 (4.47%) Architect
11 22 (4.47%) C Developer
12 20 (4.07%) IT Support
13 19 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (3.66%) Linux Developer
14 18 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (3.25%) Security Engineer
15 16 (3.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.28%) POSIX
1 26 (5.28%) Yocto
2 25 (5.08%) .NET
3 21 (4.27%) LDAP
4 13 (2.64%) 802.1X
5 10 (2.03%) Middleware
6 9 (1.83%) SOAP
7 8 (1.63%) Node.js
8 7 (1.42%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.42%) HTML
8 7 (1.42%) REST
8 7 (1.42%) WebSockets
9 5 (1.02%) HTML5
9 5 (1.02%) J2EE
9 5 (1.02%) Kafka
9 5 (1.02%) Servlets
10 3 (0.61%) ADSI
10 3 (0.61%) Apache Camel
10 3 (0.61%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.61%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (11.79%) Data Centre
3 47 (9.55%) PKI
4 43 (8.74%) Clustering
5 30 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (5.28%) Device Driver
7 19 (3.86%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.85%) Replication
9 11 (2.24%) Blackberry
9 11 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (2.03%) CMDB
10 10 (2.03%) User Experience
11 9 (1.83%) Fibre Optics
12 8 (1.63%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.63%) HP StoreVirtual
12 8 (1.63%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.42%) iPhone
14 6 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 327 (66.46%) Windows
2 221 (44.92%) Windows Server
3 122 (24.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (19.72%) Windows 10
4 97 (19.72%) Windows Server 2016
5 92 (18.70%) Linux
6 78 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (13.41%) Windows 7
8 28 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (5.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 19 (3.86%) Android
10 16 (3.25%) Unix
11 12 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.42%) VMS
13 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.22%) CatOS
13 6 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.54%) ITIL
2 85 (17.28%) Migration
3 81 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 52 (10.57%) High Availability
6 44 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (6.10%) Change Management
8 29 (5.89%) DevOps
8 29 (5.89%) Network Management
9 28 (5.69%) Data Protection
10 24 (4.88%) Service Management
11 23 (4.67%) Load Balancing
12 22 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (4.07%) Configuration Management
13 20 (4.07%) Test Automation
14 19 (3.86%) Network Design
14 19 (3.86%) Patch Management
14 19 (3.86%) Validation
15 18 (3.66%) SIEM
16 17 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 145 (29.47%) PowerShell
2 57 (11.59%) Python
3 54 (10.98%) SQL
4 40 (8.13%) C
5 16 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 15 (3.05%) Java
7 12 (2.44%) VBScript
8 9 (1.83%) Perl
9 8 (1.63%) Embedded C
9 8 (1.63%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.22%) VB
11 5 (1.02%) C#
11 5 (1.02%) PHP
12 3 (0.61%) C++
13 2 (0.41%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.41%) Lisp
13 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.41%) Ruby
13 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (20.12%) Security Cleared
2 68 (13.82%) SC Cleared
3 61 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (9.35%) CCNP
6 39 (7.93%) CCNA
7 33 (6.71%) MCSE
8 27 (5.49%) DV Cleared
9 25 (5.08%) MCSA
10 23 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (3.05%) Degree
13 12 (2.44%) CCIE
13 12 (2.44%) JNCIA
13 12 (2.44%) JNCIP
13 12 (2.44%) JNCIS
14 10 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (1.83%) CCA
15 9 (1.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.07%) SLA
2 8 (1.63%) NCSC
3 7 (1.42%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.61%) GDPR
4 3 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.41%) QA
6 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 323 (65.65%) Active Directory
2 125 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (15.65%) Hyper-V
4 55 (11.18%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (7.52%) XenApp
6 33 (6.71%) vSphere
7 27 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (4.27%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.05%) VMware NSX
10 14 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (2.03%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.63%) Docker
15 6 (1.22%) BitLocker
16 5 (1.02%) NFS
17 4 (0.81%) Firmware
17 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
17 4 (0.81%) Xen
18 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 84 (17.07%) SCCM
2 35 (7.11%) SCOM
3 27 (5.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 24 (4.88%) WSUS
5 23 (4.67%) Failover Clustering
5 23 (4.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 19 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (3.66%) vCenter Server
8 13 (2.64%) AirWatch
8 13 (2.64%) Ansible
8 13 (2.64%) Puppet
8 13 (2.64%) SafeCom
9 12 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.03%) SCSM
11 9 (1.83%) SCDPM
11 9 (1.83%) SCVMM
12 8 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (1.63%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 192 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 185 (37.60%) VMware
3 123 (25.00%) Cisco
4 88 (17.89%) Citrix
5 44 (8.94%) HP
6 38 (7.72%) Dell
7 36 (7.32%) Juniper
8 31 (6.30%) Palo Alto
9 28 (5.69%) F5
10 24 (4.88%) SolarWinds
11 23 (4.67%) CheckPoint
12 18 (3.66%) Symantec
13 17 (3.46%) NetApp
14 16 (3.25%) ServiceNow
15 12 (2.44%) Ivanti
15 12 (2.44%) Meraki
15 12 (2.44%) Red Hat
15 12 (2.44%) Sonus
15 12 (2.44%) Sophos
16 11 (2.24%) Fortinet