Period
to 20 February 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 194 257 263
Rank change year-on-year +63 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing DHCP 954 1,039 1,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.05% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.28% 8.21% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 697 652
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £156 £131
90th Percentile £550 £575 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £310
% change year-on-year - +20.97% -8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 61
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.76 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.72% +13.70% -37.74%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £38.50 £47.40 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.04% +10.94% -39.71%

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 9,282 12,651 13,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.51% 12.75% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,568 7,657 8,252
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 573 704
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -3.84% -9.55%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.01
90th Percentile £52.70 £48.75 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £19.52
% change year-on-year +14.88% -10.81% -9.21%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DHCP.

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 16 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 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
England +73 896 £375 -3.54% 575
UK excluding London +99 684 £375 - 486
London -1 254 £325 -22.62% 128
South East +60 178 £384 +2.33% 128
North of England +63 170 £325 -19.75% 117
Midlands +94 111 £313 -15.54% 87
East of England +73 108 £425 +13.33% 62
North West +30 86 £300 -27.27% 69
South West +36 76 £425 +17.24% 53
West Midlands +68 63 £375 - 57
Yorkshire +51 49 £325 -23.53% 39
East Midlands +60 47 £313 +8.70% 30
North East +52 36 £375 +25.00% 9
Scotland +13 36 £390 +4.00% 23
Wales +28 8 £400 +23.08% 13
Northern Ireland +10 1 £238 -48.92% 3

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

1 809 (84.80%) DNS
2 652 (68.34%) Windows
3 639 (66.98%) Active Directory
4 403 (42.24%) Windows Server
5 384 (40.25%) Microsoft
6 361 (37.84%) VMware
7 254 (26.62%) TCP/IP
8 248 (26.00%) PowerShell
9 246 (25.79%) Office 365
10 227 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 215 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 213 (22.33%) Cisco
13 211 (22.12%) ITIL
13 211 (22.12%) SCCM
14 194 (20.34%) Firewall
15 193 (20.23%) Security Cleared
15 193 (20.23%) Azure
16 190 (19.92%) Windows 10
17 189 (19.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 183 (19.18%) WAN
19 176 (18.45%) Citrix
20 173 (18.13%) LAN
20 173 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
21 154 (16.14%) Windows 7
22 151 (15.83%) Linux
23 142 (14.88%) VPN
24 136 (14.26%) Hyper-V
25 126 (13.21%) MS Exchange
26 123 (12.89%) Migration
27 121 (12.68%) SC Cleared

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
1 126 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 95 (9.96%) IIS
3 89 (9.33%) SharePoint
4 82 (8.60%) Skype for Business
5 51 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (4.72%) Apache
7 39 (4.09%) Tomcat
8 32 (3.35%) nginx
9 30 (3.14%) Jetty
9 30 (3.14%) Mongrel
9 30 (3.14%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.57%) Confluence
12 9 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
12 9 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.52%) JBoss
14 5 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 102 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Houdini
6 1 (0.10%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.21%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.10%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 246 (25.79%) Office 365
2 193 (20.23%) Azure
3 107 (11.22%) AWS
4 56 (5.87%) IaaS
5 54 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (4.72%) GCP
7 33 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (3.25%) Google App Engine
9 27 (2.83%) PaaS
10 24 (2.52%) SaaS
11 18 (1.89%) OneDrive
12 12 (1.26%) GitHub
13 10 (1.05%) NuGet
13 10 (1.05%) Serverless
14 8 (0.84%) G Suite
14 8 (0.84%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.42%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 809 (84.80%) DNS
2 254 (26.62%) TCP/IP
3 194 (20.34%) Firewall
4 183 (19.18%) WAN
5 173 (18.13%) LAN
6 142 (14.88%) VPN
7 106 (11.11%) SAN
8 101 (10.59%) Skype
9 79 (8.28%) HTTP
10 75 (7.86%) VLAN
11 73 (7.65%) IPsec
11 73 (7.65%) Wireless
12 69 (7.23%) Wi-Fi
13 65 (6.81%) VoIP
14 61 (6.39%) FTP
15 58 (6.08%) OSPF
16 56 (5.87%) BGP
17 51 (5.35%) SSL
18 48 (5.03%) MPLS
19 41 (4.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (1.36%) MySQL
3 13 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.42%) Redis
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.31%) Aerospike
9 3 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.31%) Big Data
9 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.31%) Power BI
9 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.21%) Cloudera CDH
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (3.98%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.14%) Travis CI
3 27 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.99%) JIRA
5 12 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.05%) AdminStudio
7 10 (1.05%) InstallShield
8 8 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.63%) Subversion
10 5 (0.52%) GitLab
10 5 (0.52%) TestRail
11 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.21%) JUnit
11 2 (0.21%) Maven
11 2 (0.21%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.21%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (9.33%) Finance
2 63 (6.60%) Public Sector
3 50 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.78%) Banking
5 15 (1.57%) Law
6 13 (1.36%) Back Office
7 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.05%) Retail
8 9 (0.94%) Local Government
8 9 (0.94%) Military
9 8 (0.84%) Electronics
9 8 (0.84%) Marketing
10 5 (0.52%) Legal
10 5 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.31%) French Language
11 3 (0.31%) Games
11 3 (0.31%) German Language
11 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (9.75%) Network Engineer
2 93 (9.75%) Support Engineer
3 80 (8.39%) Windows Engineer
4 76 (7.97%) Analyst
5 73 (7.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 57 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 50 (5.24%) Server Engineer
8 46 (4.82%) Active Directory Engineer
8 46 (4.82%) Architect
9 43 (4.51%) Consultant
10 41 (4.30%) Administrator
11 40 (4.19%) IT Engineer
12 38 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 37 (3.88%) Desktop Support
14 34 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
15 33 (3.46%) IT Support
16 32 (3.35%) Windows Server Engineer
17 29 (3.04%) Service Analyst
17 29 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.93%) .NET
2 31 (3.25%) Servlets
3 30 (3.14%) J2EE
4 23 (2.41%) POSIX
4 23 (2.41%) Yocto
5 17 (1.78%) LDAP
6 16 (1.68%) 802.1X
7 15 (1.57%) YAML
8 10 (1.05%) OAuth
9 9 (0.94%) Middleware
10 6 (0.63%) REST
10 6 (0.63%) Web Services
11 5 (0.52%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.52%) Node.js
11 5 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.52%) SOAP
12 4 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (0.42%) HTML
12 4 (0.42%) Kafka
13 3 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.12%) PKI
2 83 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 65 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.30%) Replication
5 40 (4.19%) Clustering
6 28 (2.94%) Blackberry
7 23 (2.41%) Device Driver
7 23 (2.41%) Smartphone
8 22 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (2.20%) Fat Client
9 21 (2.20%) Thin Client
10 20 (2.10%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.78%) iPhone
13 15 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (1.47%) User Experience
15 10 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 10 (1.05%) CMDB
15 10 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 652 (68.34%) Windows
2 403 (42.24%) Windows Server
3 215 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 190 (19.92%) Windows 10
5 173 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (16.14%) Windows 7
7 151 (15.83%) Linux
8 36 (3.77%) Android
9 30 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (2.41%) Windows 8
11 22 (2.31%) VMS
12 17 (1.78%) Unix
13 16 (1.68%) Mac OS
13 16 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (1.36%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.26%) CentOS
16 11 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.63%) Solaris
17 6 (0.63%) SUSE
18 4 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (22.12%) ITIL
2 189 (19.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 123 (12.89%) Migration
4 96 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (6.08%) DevOps
7 53 (5.56%) Service Management
8 49 (5.14%) Change Management
9 41 (4.30%) Open Source
10 40 (4.19%) Configuration Management
11 39 (4.09%) Incident Management
12 38 (3.98%) High Availability
13 35 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (3.67%) Project Delivery
14 34 (3.56%) ITSM
15 33 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (3.46%) Load Balancing
15 33 (3.46%) Patch Management
16 30 (3.14%) Network Management
17 28 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (26.00%) PowerShell
2 104 (10.90%) SQL
3 65 (6.81%) Python
4 48 (5.03%) Java
5 44 (4.61%) C
6 26 (2.73%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.31%) VB
8 15 (1.57%) VBScript
9 9 (0.94%) C++
10 7 (0.73%) Embedded C
10 7 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.73%) Perl
11 6 (0.63%) C#
11 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.42%) Java 8
12 4 (0.42%) PHP
13 3 (0.31%) Go
13 3 (0.31%) Ruby
14 2 (0.21%) Tcl
14 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 193 (20.23%) Security Cleared
2 121 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 92 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (7.02%) MCSE
6 63 (6.60%) DV Cleared
7 61 (6.39%) CCNA
8 48 (5.03%) CCNP
9 42 (4.40%) Degree
10 38 (3.98%) MCSA
11 31 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (2.94%) MCP
12 28 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
14 21 (2.20%) CCA
15 20 (2.10%) CCIE
16 12 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (1.15%) CCDA
18 10 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
19 8 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.14%) SLA
2 11 (1.15%) NCSC
3 9 (0.94%) GDPR
4 6 (0.63%) QA
5 5 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) GAAP
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 639 (66.98%) Active Directory
2 227 (23.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (14.26%) Hyper-V
4 93 (9.75%) VMware ESXi
5 84 (8.81%) vSphere
6 83 (8.70%) XenApp
7 68 (7.13%) XenDesktop
8 48 (5.03%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (3.46%) VMware NSX
10 32 (3.35%) Xen
11 27 (2.83%) DFS Replication
11 27 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (1.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 17 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (1.78%) NFS
14 14 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (1.36%) BitLocker
16 12 (1.26%) Docker
16 12 (1.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 211 (22.12%) SCCM
2 55 (5.77%) SCOM
2 55 (5.77%) WSUS
3 47 (4.93%) Ansible
4 43 (4.51%) Puppet
5 28 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 27 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (2.62%) Kubernetes
8 22 (2.31%) AirWatch
8 22 (2.31%) vRealize
9 20 (2.10%) vCenter Server
10 19 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 18 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (1.78%) SCVMM
13 15 (1.57%) Terraform
14 14 (1.47%) Backup Exec
14 14 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
14 14 (1.47%) ThinApp
15 13 (1.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 384 (40.25%) Microsoft
2 361 (37.84%) VMware
3 213 (22.33%) Cisco
4 176 (18.45%) Citrix
5 62 (6.50%) Dell
6 60 (6.29%) Google
6 60 (6.29%) HP
7 56 (5.87%) Juniper
8 41 (4.30%) SolarWinds
8 41 (4.30%) Symantec
9 37 (3.88%) ServiceNow
10 36 (3.77%) CheckPoint
11 34 (3.56%) McAfee
12 33 (3.46%) Ivanti
12 33 (3.46%) Palo Alto
13 32 (3.35%) NetApp
14 24 (2.52%) EMC
15 23 (2.41%) Oracle
16 22 (2.31%) Brocade
17 21 (2.20%) Red Hat