Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 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
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 204 268
Rank change year-on-year -37 +64 -15
Contract jobs citing DHCP 385 1,107 1,031
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.35% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.15% 9.93% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 715 671
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £200 £160 £150
90th Percentile £538 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.67% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 77 69
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% +1.28% +10.35%
10th Percentile £15.08 £13.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.21 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £17.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year +59.22% +2.29% +2.94%

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 4,725 11,146 13,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 13.63% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,708 6,643 8,095
Median daily rate £435 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £189 £200
90th Percentile £608 £600 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 646 639
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.63 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +21.15% +4.28%
10th Percentile £14.85 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.03 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.31
% change year-on-year +55.56% +22.90% +1.71%

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 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
England -28 353 £375 +3.45% 204
UK excluding London +9 254 £365 -2.67% 185
London 0 113 £400 +14.29% 29
South East +82 103 £408 +8.67% 42
Work from Home -111 48 £340 -9.33% 22
South West +39 46 £363 -14.71% 18
East of England +37 36 £345 -13.75% 17
Midlands -7 28 £163 -49.22% 44
North of England -4 22 £259 -23.33% 55
Scotland +14 16 £255 -35.03% 10
North West 0 16 £228 -24.17% 28
East Midlands +10 15 £120 -61.60% 19
West Midlands +2 13 £375 +10.29% 25
Yorkshire +14 4 £300 -20.00% 21
North East +29 2 £375 -44.44% 6
Wales +28 2 £380 +21.60% 1
Northern Ireland +16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 with a requirement for DHCP.

1 336 (87.27%) DNS
2 218 (56.62%) Active Directory
3 216 (56.10%) Windows
4 167 (43.38%) Microsoft
5 162 (42.08%) VMware
6 123 (31.95%) Windows Server
7 118 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 113 (29.35%) Linux
9 100 (25.97%) Cisco
10 96 (24.94%) Firewall
11 95 (24.68%) Security Cleared
12 92 (23.90%) Azure
13 87 (22.60%) TCP/IP
14 86 (22.34%) PowerShell
15 84 (21.82%) Office 365
16 77 (20.00%) Windows 10
17 70 (18.18%) Migration
18 66 (17.14%) Citrix
18 66 (17.14%) ITIL
18 66 (17.14%) WAN
19 65 (16.88%) SC Cleared
20 64 (16.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 63 (16.36%) Python
22 60 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 56 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
24 55 (14.29%) LAN
24 55 (14.29%) vSphere
25 53 (13.77%) SQL Server
25 53 (13.77%) SAN
26 51 (13.25%) VPN

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 34 (8.83%) IIS
2 29 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 24 (6.23%) SharePoint
4 21 (5.45%) Skype for Business
5 19 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (4.16%) Apache
7 14 (3.64%) Confluence
8 13 (3.38%) JBoss
9 10 (2.60%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.34%) WebSphere
11 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.56%) NetWeaver
13 5 (1.30%) nginx
14 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.52%) Jetty
15 2 (0.52%) Mongrel
16 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
16 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (4.16%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.04%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 92 (23.90%) Azure
2 84 (21.82%) Office 365
3 40 (10.39%) AWS
4 34 (8.83%) IaaS
5 20 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (4.94%) SaaS
7 16 (4.16%) PaaS
8 13 (3.38%) OpenShift
9 11 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (2.08%) GCP
11 8 (2.08%) OneDrive
12 7 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.30%) Amazon S3
14 5 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.30%) Power Platform
15 3 (0.78%) Akamai
15 3 (0.78%) GitHub
15 3 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 336 (87.27%) DNS
2 96 (24.94%) Firewall
3 87 (22.60%) TCP/IP
4 66 (17.14%) WAN
5 55 (14.29%) LAN
6 53 (13.77%) SAN
7 51 (13.25%) VPN
8 48 (12.47%) Wireless
9 40 (10.39%) HTTP
10 35 (9.09%) Network Security
11 32 (8.31%) Skype
12 30 (7.79%) VLAN
13 28 (7.27%) IPv4
13 28 (7.27%) IPv6
13 28 (7.27%) VoIP
14 25 (6.49%) MPLS
14 25 (6.49%) SMTP
14 25 (6.49%) VSAN
15 24 (6.23%) OSPF
15 24 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.90%) MySQL
3 12 (3.12%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2019
6 6 (1.56%) DB2
6 6 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.56%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.04%) Power BI
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.52%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (4.94%) JIRA
2 8 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 8 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.04%) Maven
6 2 (0.52%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.26%) GitLab
7 1 (0.26%) MSI
7 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) TestRail
7 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (10.91%) Finance
2 22 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.68%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.82%) Electronics
6 6 (1.56%) Automotive
6 6 (1.56%) Back Office
6 6 (1.56%) Banking
6 6 (1.56%) Front Office
6 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.30%) Advertising
7 5 (1.30%) Retail
8 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Marketing
9 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Military
10 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (14.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (11.69%) Network Engineer
3 39 (10.13%) Architect
4 27 (7.01%) Support Engineer
5 25 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (5.97%) Analyst
7 22 (5.71%) Administrator
7 22 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
9 17 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (3.64%) Python Engineer
12 13 (3.38%) Consultant
12 13 (3.38%) Server Engineer
12 13 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.38%) Technical Support
13 12 (3.12%) IT Engineer
13 12 (3.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.42%) POSIX
2 13 (3.38%) Yocto
3 11 (2.86%) LDAP
4 8 (2.08%) .NET
4 8 (2.08%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.56%) Middleware
5 6 (1.56%) SAP Basis
6 5 (1.30%) LAMP
7 4 (1.04%) REST
7 4 (1.04%) SOAP
7 4 (1.04%) Web Services
7 4 (1.04%) YAML
8 3 (0.78%) Memcached
8 3 (0.78%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.52%) J2EE
9 2 (0.52%) RESTful
9 2 (0.52%) Servlets
10 1 (0.26%) Flash
10 1 (0.26%) JSON
10 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (10.91%) Data Centre
3 35 (9.09%) PKI
4 24 (6.23%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.45%) Replication
6 18 (4.68%) Device Driver
7 15 (3.90%) Private Cloud
7 15 (3.90%) Public Cloud
8 12 (3.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.60%) CMDB
9 10 (2.60%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (2.08%) Clustering
10 8 (2.08%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.56%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.56%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 216 (56.10%) Windows
2 123 (31.95%) Windows Server
3 113 (29.35%) Linux
4 77 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 64 (16.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (12.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 42 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (9.09%) Unix
9 32 (8.31%) Windows 7
10 24 (6.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.34%) Solaris
13 8 (2.08%) CentOS
13 8 (2.08%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.08%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.56%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.30%) Windows NT
16 4 (1.04%) Debian
17 3 (0.78%) AIX
17 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.18%) Migration
2 66 (17.14%) ITIL
3 60 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 56 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (11.43%) Load Balancing
6 40 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (9.87%) High Availability
8 30 (7.79%) Patch Management
9 29 (7.53%) DevOps
10 26 (6.75%) Data Protection
11 25 (6.49%) Change Management
12 21 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (5.19%) Information Security
14 18 (4.68%) Service Management
15 17 (4.42%) Problem Management
16 15 (3.90%) Identity Management
16 15 (3.90%) Mentoring
17 14 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
17 14 (3.64%) Service Delivery
18 13 (3.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.34%) PowerShell
2 63 (16.36%) Python
3 42 (10.91%) SQL
4 33 (8.57%) C
5 19 (4.94%) Perl
6 13 (3.38%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.82%) VB
7 7 (1.82%) VBScript
8 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.04%) Go
9 4 (1.04%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.78%) C#
10 3 (0.78%) C++
10 3 (0.78%) Embedded C
10 3 (0.78%) Java
11 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 65 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 38 (9.87%) DV Cleared
4 37 (9.61%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (6.75%) CCNA
5 26 (6.75%) Degree
6 24 (6.23%) CCNP
7 23 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (2.60%) MCSE
11 9 (2.34%) CCIE
11 9 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.34%) MCSA
12 8 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.04%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.04%) CISSP
14 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.52%) CCA
15 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.75%) SLA
2 16 (4.16%) NCSC
3 10 (2.60%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.56%) COBIT
5 6 (1.56%) GDPR
5 6 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 218 (56.62%) Active Directory
2 118 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (14.29%) vSphere
4 51 (13.25%) Hyper-V
4 51 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (10.39%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (7.27%) VMware NSX
7 15 (3.90%) NFS
8 13 (3.38%) Firmware
9 11 (2.86%) XenApp
10 9 (2.34%) VMFS
11 7 (1.82%) Docker
12 6 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.30%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.04%) Squid
14 4 (1.04%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (12.73%) SCCM
2 29 (7.53%) WSUS
3 27 (7.01%) vCenter Server
4 24 (6.23%) vRealize
5 23 (5.97%) Ansible
6 21 (5.45%) Kubernetes
7 19 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (4.68%) Puppet
9 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (4.16%) Terraform
11 14 (3.64%) SCOM
12 13 (3.38%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (3.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (3.12%) vMotion
14 11 (2.86%) Nessus
14 11 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (2.08%) Salt
15 8 (2.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 6 (1.56%) NetBackup
17 5 (1.30%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 167 (43.38%) Microsoft
2 162 (42.08%) VMware
3 100 (25.97%) Cisco
4 66 (17.14%) Citrix
5 40 (10.39%) Dell
6 38 (9.87%) HP
7 32 (8.31%) Palo Alto
8 30 (7.79%) CheckPoint
9 25 (6.49%) Red Hat
10 23 (5.97%) Juniper
11 20 (5.19%) F5
11 20 (5.19%) Infoblox
12 18 (4.68%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.90%) ServiceNow
13 15 (3.90%) Symantec
14 14 (3.64%) Aruba
15 13 (3.38%) Avaya
15 13 (3.38%) Veeam
16 12 (3.12%) Sophos
17 11 (2.86%) EMC