Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 September 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 323 246 229
Rank change year-on-year -77 -17 +27
Contract jobs citing DHCP 622 304 1,073
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.00% 7.65% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 170 686
10th Percentile £200 £197 £160
25th Percentile £286 £300 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £475
90th Percentile £575 £556 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 62
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.15 £15.25
25th Percentile £19.00 £28.88 £17.09
Median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% +90.48% +21.74%
75th Percentile £42.69 £47.69 £24.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £50.57 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +110.53% +4.83%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,889 3,974 11,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.24% 13.63% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,688 2,467 7,268
10th Percentile £231 £206 £200
25th Percentile £363 £324 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £650 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 186 602
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.63 £12.81
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -26.23% +28.42% +25.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.66 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.38 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £27.16 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.47% +20.69% +19.11%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DHCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DHCP.

Daily rate trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DHCP.

Hourly rate trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 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
England -75 548 £413 +3.13% 381
UK excluding London -69 298 £375 -6.25% 321
London -76 250 £450 +12.50% 81
Work from Home -168 113 £450 +34.33% 29
South East -68 95 £394 -12.11% 83
North of England -42 65 £426 +21.71% 104
South West -23 43 £425 -10.53% 40
North West -41 37 £450 +28.57% 54
East of England -34 36 £288 -15.44% 23
Midlands -66 35 £369 -16.90% 50
West Midlands -50 27 £363 -17.14% 32
Yorkshire -26 25 £270 -25.52% 39
Scotland -77 18 £475 +31.03% 10
East Midlands -36 8 £500 - 18
Wales -19 5 £300 -25.00% 9
North East -15 3 £275 -21.43% 11
Northern Ireland -8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 with a requirement for DHCP.

1 560 (90.03%) DNS
2 401 (64.47%) Active Directory
3 388 (62.38%) Windows
4 293 (47.11%) Microsoft
5 263 (42.28%) Microsoft 365
6 259 (41.64%) VMware
7 240 (38.59%) Windows Server
8 220 (35.37%) Azure
9 180 (28.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 167 (26.85%) PowerShell
11 163 (26.21%) Cisco
12 153 (24.60%) Firewall
13 146 (23.47%) TCP/IP
14 127 (20.42%) Social Skills
15 125 (20.10%) ITIL
16 122 (19.61%) SCCM
17 121 (19.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 117 (18.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 115 (18.49%) Windows 10
20 109 (17.52%) Linux
20 109 (17.52%) WAN
21 108 (17.36%) Security Cleared
22 107 (17.20%) VPN
23 106 (17.04%) Hyper-V
24 99 (15.92%) LAN
25 91 (14.63%) Citrix
26 88 (14.15%) Migration
27 84 (13.50%) Windows Server 2016
28 83 (13.34%) Finance
29 82 (13.18%) SQL

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 78 (12.54%) SharePoint
2 58 (9.32%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.38%) IIS
4 19 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.41%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.25%) Apache
8 12 (1.93%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.45%) Confluence
11 7 (1.13%) Jetty
11 7 (1.13%) Mongrel
11 7 (1.13%) nginx
12 5 (0.80%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.64%) JBoss
14 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 65 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 263 (42.28%) Microsoft 365
2 220 (35.37%) Azure
3 79 (12.70%) AWS
4 63 (10.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (4.98%) GCP
6 25 (4.02%) IaaS
7 21 (3.38%) Mimecast
7 21 (3.38%) PaaS
8 18 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (2.57%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.93%) SaaS
11 9 (1.45%) Serverless
12 8 (1.29%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (1.13%) Azure Key Vault
13 7 (1.13%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.96%) Azure Sentinel
15 5 (0.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.80%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 560 (90.03%) DNS
2 153 (24.60%) Firewall
3 146 (23.47%) TCP/IP
4 109 (17.52%) WAN
5 107 (17.20%) VPN
6 99 (15.92%) LAN
7 59 (9.49%) VLAN
8 51 (8.20%) SAN
9 49 (7.88%) Wireless
10 41 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
11 38 (6.11%) SD-WAN
12 36 (5.79%) Network Security
13 34 (5.47%) HTTP
14 32 (5.14%) BGP
14 32 (5.14%) Ethernet
15 31 (4.98%) OSPF
16 30 (4.82%) MPLS
17 29 (4.66%) IPsec
18 28 (4.50%) SSL
18 28 (4.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.70%) MySQL
3 20 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.80%) DB2
8 5 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.80%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.32%) Redis
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.16%) Big Data
11 1 (0.16%) Power BI
11 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (2.73%) JIRA
2 11 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.13%) Travis CI
4 5 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.64%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 4 (0.64%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.64%) TestRail
6 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.48%) Toad
7 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.32%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (0.32%) Snyk
7 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.16%) Appium
8 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.16%) GitLab
8 1 (0.16%) MSI
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (20.42%) Social Skills
2 83 (13.34%) Finance
3 34 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.86%) Public Sector
5 23 (3.70%) Retail
6 20 (3.22%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.57%) Banking
8 13 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (1.45%) Legal
9 9 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (1.13%) Back Office
10 7 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.80%) Local Government
12 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.64%) Automotive
14 3 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.48%) Marketing
14 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (17.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (13.83%) Support Engineer
3 62 (9.97%) Architect
4 55 (8.84%) Network Engineer
5 49 (7.88%) Analyst
6 46 (7.40%) IT Support
7 40 (6.43%) IT Engineer
8 38 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (6.11%) Consultant
9 30 (4.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
11 23 (3.70%) Desktop Support
11 23 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.70%) Technical Architect
12 22 (3.54%) Administrator
12 22 (3.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.38%) IT Support Engineer
14 20 (3.22%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (3.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 19 (3.05%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.98%) LDAP
2 20 (3.22%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.93%) .NET
4 11 (1.77%) REST
5 9 (1.45%) LAMP
5 9 (1.45%) Middleware
5 9 (1.45%) XML
6 8 (1.29%) JSON
6 8 (1.29%) Web Services
7 7 (1.13%) J2EE
7 7 (1.13%) Servlets
8 6 (0.96%) HTML
8 6 (0.96%) SOAP
9 5 (0.80%) HTML5
9 5 (0.80%) JMS
9 5 (0.80%) Kafka
9 5 (0.80%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.80%) XML-RPC
10 4 (0.64%) RESTful
10 4 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.98%) Clustering
3 28 (4.50%) Public Cloud
4 20 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.89%) PKI
6 16 (2.57%) Replication
7 12 (1.93%) iPad
8 10 (1.61%) User Experience
9 8 (1.29%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.29%) Fibre Optics
10 7 (1.13%) CMDB
10 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.13%) Life Science
10 7 (1.13%) NHS
11 6 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.96%) Digital Signage
11 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.80%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 388 (62.38%) Windows
2 240 (38.59%) Windows Server
3 121 (19.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 115 (18.49%) Windows 10
5 109 (17.52%) Linux
6 84 (13.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 72 (11.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 64 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (8.36%) Windows 7
10 26 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.89%) Unix
12 14 (2.25%) Android
12 14 (2.25%) Apple iOS
13 13 (2.09%) Mac OS
13 13 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.61%) AIX
14 10 (1.61%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.45%) VMS
15 9 (1.45%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (20.10%) ITIL
2 117 (18.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 88 (14.15%) Migration
4 73 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (5.95%) Change Control
6 37 (5.95%) Change Management
7 31 (4.98%) Information Security
8 30 (4.82%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (4.82%) Incident Management
8 30 (4.82%) Mobile Device Management
9 28 (4.50%) DevOps
9 28 (4.50%) Load Balancing
9 28 (4.50%) Network Architecture
10 24 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (3.54%) Network Design
12 21 (3.38%) Business Continuity
12 21 (3.38%) High Availability
13 20 (3.22%) Patch Management
13 20 (3.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (26.85%) PowerShell
2 82 (13.18%) SQL
3 35 (5.63%) Python
4 30 (4.82%) VBScript
5 27 (4.34%) Java
6 18 (2.89%) C
7 14 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.93%) VB
9 10 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.29%) Go
12 5 (0.80%) C++
13 4 (0.64%) Perl
13 4 (0.64%) Rust
14 3 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.32%) C#
15 2 (0.32%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.32%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.32%) VBA
16 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 108 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 79 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 70 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (7.07%) CCNA
6 41 (6.59%) CCNP
7 37 (5.95%) MCSE
8 35 (5.63%) Degree
9 21 (3.38%) DV Cleared
9 21 (3.38%) MCSA
9 21 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (1.93%) MCITP
12 12 (1.93%) MCP
13 10 (1.61%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.45%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.29%) CCDA
15 8 (1.29%) CCIE
15 8 (1.29%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.14%) SLA
2 20 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.13%) COBIT
5 6 (0.96%) GDPR
6 4 (0.64%) QA
7 2 (0.32%) NIST
7 2 (0.32%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.16%) DICOM
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) GLBA
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 401 (64.47%) Active Directory
2 180 (28.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (17.04%) Hyper-V
4 54 (8.68%) vSphere
5 52 (8.36%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (5.63%) XenApp
7 29 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (3.38%) XenDesktop
9 20 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (2.89%) Docker
10 18 (2.89%) NFS
11 17 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (2.25%) DFS Replication
12 14 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (1.93%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (1.77%) Xen
15 7 (1.13%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.96%) KVM
17 4 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.64%) iptables
Systems Management
1 122 (19.61%) SCCM
2 58 (9.32%) WSUS
3 54 (8.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 45 (7.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 23 (3.70%) Terraform
6 22 (3.54%) Ansible
7 20 (3.22%) SCOM
8 19 (3.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (2.89%) vCenter Server
10 15 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (2.09%) Failover Clustering
11 13 (2.09%) Kubernetes
12 12 (1.93%) SCVMM
12 12 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 10 (1.61%) AirWatch
14 10 (1.61%) NetBackup
14 10 (1.61%) Puppet
14 10 (1.61%) SCDPM
14 10 (1.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 293 (47.11%) Microsoft
2 259 (41.64%) VMware
3 163 (26.21%) Cisco
4 91 (14.63%) Citrix
5 60 (9.65%) Dell
6 54 (8.68%) HP
7 49 (7.88%) Juniper
8 37 (5.95%) Oracle
9 32 (5.14%) CheckPoint
9 32 (5.14%) McAfee
10 31 (4.98%) ServiceNow
11 29 (4.66%) Meraki
12 28 (4.50%) SolarWinds
13 27 (4.34%) Google
14 26 (4.18%) Infoblox
15 25 (4.02%) NetApp
15 25 (4.02%) Symantec
16 22 (3.54%) Red Hat
17 21 (3.38%) F5
18 20 (3.22%) Fortinet