Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 254 265
Rank change year-on-year +68 +11 -10
Contract jobs citing DHCP 900 967 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.07% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 8.39% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 663 598
England median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £161 £140
90th Percentile £548 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 47 50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -38.61%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £11.95
90th Percentile £46.61 £47.63 £47.19
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.76 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.05% +13.70% -37.74%

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 8,183 11,527 12,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 12.80% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,956 7,026 7,582
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £184 £200 £192
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 508 625
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £19.58
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.49% -8.93%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +16 257 £350 -15.15% 110
North of England +74 175 £325 -20.73% 104
South East +47 172 £388 +3.33% 119
Midlands +93 111 £313 -10.71% 76
East of England +58 110 £425 +13.33% 59
North West +34 89 £300 -27.27% 65
South West +32 76 £425 +17.24% 59
West Midlands +81 63 £375 - 51
Yorkshire +41 50 £325 -23.53% 32
East Midlands +62 47 £313 +11.61% 24
North East +49 37 £375 +25.00% 7
DHCP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 762 (84.67%) DNS
2 615 (68.33%) Windows
3 605 (67.22%) Active Directory
4 383 (42.56%) Windows Server
5 361 (40.11%) Microsoft
6 343 (38.11%) VMware
7 246 (27.33%) TCP/IP
8 239 (26.56%) PowerShell
9 231 (25.67%) Office 365
10 212 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 206 (22.89%) ITIL
12 202 (22.44%) Cisco
13 201 (22.33%) SCCM
14 200 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 199 (22.11%) Firewall
16 183 (20.33%) Azure
17 182 (20.22%) WAN
18 175 (19.44%) LAN
18 175 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 174 (19.33%) Security Cleared
20 172 (19.11%) Windows 10
21 169 (18.78%) Citrix
22 162 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
23 144 (16.00%) Windows 7
24 143 (15.89%) VPN
25 138 (15.33%) Linux
26 129 (14.33%) Hyper-V
27 123 (13.67%) MS Exchange
28 117 (13.00%) Migration
29 115 (12.78%) SQL Server

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
1 123 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 86 (9.56%) SharePoint
3 84 (9.33%) IIS
4 80 (8.89%) Skype for Business
5 50 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (3.89%) Apache
8 31 (3.44%) Tomcat
9 22 (2.44%) nginx
10 20 (2.22%) Jetty
10 20 (2.22%) Mongrel
10 20 (2.22%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (1.67%) Confluence
13 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.56%) JBoss
16 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 98 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Houdini
6 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 231 (25.67%) Office 365
2 183 (20.33%) Azure
3 94 (10.44%) AWS
4 54 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 54 (6.00%) IaaS
5 35 (3.89%) GCP
6 26 (2.89%) PaaS
7 23 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (2.56%) SaaS
8 21 (2.33%) Google App Engine
9 18 (2.00%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.33%) GitHub
11 10 (1.11%) NuGet
11 10 (1.11%) Serverless
12 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.89%) G Suite
14 7 (0.78%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.44%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.44%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.44%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 762 (84.67%) DNS
2 246 (27.33%) TCP/IP
3 199 (22.11%) Firewall
4 182 (20.22%) WAN
5 175 (19.44%) LAN
6 143 (15.89%) VPN
7 106 (11.78%) SAN
8 96 (10.67%) Skype
9 74 (8.22%) HTTP
10 73 (8.11%) VLAN
11 72 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
12 64 (7.11%) Wireless
13 61 (6.78%) VoIP
14 60 (6.67%) IPsec
15 56 (6.22%) OSPF
16 55 (6.11%) BGP
17 51 (5.67%) FTP
18 45 (5.00%) MPLS
19 41 (4.56%) SSL
20 38 (4.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (1.44%) MySQL
3 13 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.44%) Big Data
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.44%) Redis
7 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.33%) Aerospike
8 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.33%) Power BI
8 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.22%) DB2
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.22%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.22%) Travis CI
4 19 (2.11%) JIRA
5 12 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.11%) AdminStudio
7 10 (1.11%) InstallShield
8 8 (0.89%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.67%) TestRail
10 5 (0.56%) GitLab
10 5 (0.56%) Subversion
11 4 (0.44%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.44%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.44%) JUnit
11 4 (0.44%) Maven
11 4 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.33%) Robot Framework
12 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 77 (8.56%) Finance
2 51 (5.67%) Public Sector
3 47 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.89%) Banking
5 14 (1.56%) Law
6 13 (1.44%) Back Office
7 8 (0.89%) Local Government
7 8 (0.89%) Retail
8 7 (0.78%) Legal
8 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.78%) Military
9 5 (0.56%) Electronics
9 5 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.33%) French Language
10 3 (0.33%) Games
10 3 (0.33%) German Language
10 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 130 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 88 (9.78%) Network Engineer
4 77 (8.56%) Windows Engineer
5 72 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 71 (7.89%) Analyst
7 52 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 48 (5.33%) Server Engineer
9 45 (5.00%) Architect
10 42 (4.67%) Active Directory Engineer
11 41 (4.56%) Administrator
12 38 (4.22%) Consultant
12 38 (4.22%) IT Engineer
13 37 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 32 (3.56%) IT Support
15 31 (3.44%) Desktop Support
16 30 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
16 30 (3.33%) Developer
16 30 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
17 29 (3.22%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.44%) .NET
2 25 (2.78%) POSIX
2 25 (2.78%) Yocto
3 21 (2.33%) J2EE
3 21 (2.33%) Servlets
4 16 (1.78%) LDAP
5 15 (1.67%) 802.1X
5 15 (1.67%) YAML
6 11 (1.22%) Middleware
7 10 (1.11%) OAuth
8 6 (0.67%) Node.js
8 6 (0.67%) REST
9 5 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.56%) SOAP
9 5 (0.56%) Web Services
10 4 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.44%) Hibernate
10 4 (0.44%) HTML
10 4 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (0.44%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.11%) Data Centre
2 76 (8.44%) PKI
3 68 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.44%) Clustering
4 40 (4.44%) Replication
5 27 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 25 (2.78%) Device Driver
7 23 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (2.33%) Smartphone
10 20 (2.22%) Fat Client
10 20 (2.22%) Thin Client
11 19 (2.11%) Public Cloud
12 18 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (1.89%) iPhone
14 15 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (1.67%) User Experience
15 11 (1.22%) CMDB
16 10 (1.11%) Cloud Native
16 10 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 615 (68.33%) Windows
2 383 (42.56%) Windows Server
3 200 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 172 (19.11%) Windows 10
5 162 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 144 (16.00%) Windows 7
7 138 (15.33%) Linux
8 37 (4.11%) Android
9 26 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.11%) VMS
11 17 (1.89%) Unix
12 16 (1.78%) Windows 8
13 15 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (1.44%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (1.00%) CentOS
17 8 (0.89%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.78%) Solaris
19 6 (0.67%) SUSE
20 4 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (22.89%) ITIL
2 175 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 117 (13.00%) Migration
4 96 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (5.89%) Change Management
6 53 (5.89%) DevOps
7 51 (5.67%) Service Management
8 36 (4.00%) High Availability
9 35 (3.89%) Incident Management
9 35 (3.89%) Load Balancing
9 35 (3.89%) Project Delivery
10 33 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (3.56%) Network Management
11 32 (3.56%) Open Source
11 32 (3.56%) Patch Management
12 31 (3.44%) Configuration Management
12 31 (3.44%) ITSM
12 31 (3.44%) Problem Management
13 28 (3.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 239 (26.56%) PowerShell
2 103 (11.44%) SQL
3 68 (7.56%) Python
4 44 (4.89%) C
5 40 (4.44%) Java
6 27 (3.00%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.44%) VB
8 14 (1.56%) VBScript
9 9 (1.00%) C++
10 8 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.78%) Embedded C
12 6 (0.67%) C#
12 6 (0.67%) Perl
13 5 (0.56%) PHP
13 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.33%) Go
14 3 (0.33%) Ruby
15 2 (0.22%) Tcl
15 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 174 (19.33%) Security Cleared
2 108 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 88 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (7.33%) MCSE
6 60 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 53 (5.89%) CCNA
8 48 (5.33%) CCNP
9 39 (4.33%) Degree
10 38 (4.22%) MCSA
11 33 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (2.67%) MCP
15 21 (2.33%) CCA
15 21 (2.33%) CCIE
16 11 (1.22%) CCDA
17 10 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
18 8 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
18 8 (0.89%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.78%) SLA
2 11 (1.22%) NCSC
3 8 (0.89%) GDPR
4 6 (0.67%) QA
5 5 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) GAAP
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 605 (67.22%) Active Directory
2 212 (23.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (14.33%) Hyper-V
4 94 (10.44%) VMware ESXi
5 85 (9.44%) vSphere
6 79 (8.78%) XenApp
7 66 (7.33%) XenDesktop
8 45 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (3.56%) VMware NSX
10 27 (3.00%) DFS Replication
11 25 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (2.44%) Xen
14 17 (1.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (1.89%) NFS
15 15 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (1.56%) Docker
17 13 (1.44%) BitLocker
18 12 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 201 (22.33%) SCCM
2 55 (6.11%) WSUS
3 53 (5.89%) SCOM
4 44 (4.89%) Ansible
5 33 (3.67%) Puppet
6 28 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (3.00%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (2.44%) AirWatch
9 22 (2.44%) vRealize
10 20 (2.22%) vCenter Server
11 19 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 18 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (2.00%) SCVMM
12 18 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
13 15 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (1.67%) Terraform
14 14 (1.56%) Backup Exec
14 14 (1.56%) ThinApp
15 13 (1.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 361 (40.11%) Microsoft
2 343 (38.11%) VMware
3 202 (22.44%) Cisco
4 169 (18.78%) Citrix
5 64 (7.11%) Dell
6 59 (6.56%) Juniper
7 57 (6.33%) HP
8 48 (5.33%) Google
9 39 (4.33%) SolarWinds
10 38 (4.22%) Symantec
11 37 (4.11%) CheckPoint
11 37 (4.11%) ServiceNow
12 33 (3.67%) Palo Alto
13 32 (3.56%) McAfee
14 31 (3.44%) Ivanti
14 31 (3.44%) NetApp
15 23 (2.56%) EMC
16 21 (2.33%) Meraki
16 21 (2.33%) Red Hat
17 20 (2.22%) Brocade