Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 317 205 253
Rank change year-on-year -112 +48 -11
Contract jobs citing DHCP 420 641 1,014
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.27% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 9.32% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 424 695
10th Percentile £193 £195 £163
25th Percentile £313 £283 £296
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +33.33%
75th Percentile £479 £488 £510
90th Percentile £550 £544 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 42
10th Percentile £11.70 £14.00 £14.81
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.23% +6.21%
75th Percentile £39.75 £47.31 £23.63
90th Percentile £54.70 £48.63 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £15.85 £18.06
% change year-on-year +26.18% -12.21% +12.84%

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 6,506 6,877 11,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 13.64% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,183 4,203 7,187
10th Percentile £225 £178 £202
25th Percentile £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £613 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 394 525
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.38 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £14.43
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.19 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.69% +18.33% +0.27%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.94 £43.75
90th Percentile £63.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% +11.43% -4.76%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -98 349 £400 +6.67% 278
UK excluding London -62 232 £400 - 229
London -77 141 £411 +17.50% 60
Work from Home -211 82 £400 -5.88% 37
South East -14 69 £425 +6.25% 58
North of England -38 41 £353 +8.46% 61
South West +43 38 £386 -17.60% 22
Scotland -2 38 £400 +10.34% 7
Midlands -25 28 £403 +7.33% 58
North West -29 23 £400 +23.08% 34
West Midlands -9 20 £403 -10.56% 33
Yorkshire +20 16 £300 -7.69% 21
East of England -26 14 £200 -55.56% 19
East Midlands -7 8 £475 +52.00% 25
Wales +5 3 - - 4
North East -8 2 £330 -8.65% 6
Northern Ireland +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 386 (91.90%) DNS
2 253 (60.24%) Active Directory
3 252 (60.00%) Windows
4 231 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 178 (42.38%) VMware
6 171 (40.71%) Windows Server
7 154 (36.67%) Microsoft 365
8 143 (34.05%) Azure
9 134 (31.90%) Cisco
9 134 (31.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 113 (26.90%) Firewall
11 108 (25.71%) Linux
12 105 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 101 (24.05%) PowerShell
14 100 (23.81%) Social Skills
15 91 (21.67%) WAN
16 88 (20.95%) VPN
17 87 (20.71%) Security Cleared
18 81 (19.29%) LAN
19 75 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
20 74 (17.62%) Windows 10
21 71 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 71 (16.90%) Hyper-V
22 68 (16.19%) VLAN
23 66 (15.71%) ITIL
24 65 (15.48%) Migration
25 64 (15.24%) SharePoint
26 60 (14.29%) SCCM
27 58 (13.81%) Citrix
27 58 (13.81%) Data Centre

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 64 (15.24%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.81%) IIS
3 16 (3.81%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.33%) Apache
5 12 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.62%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.90%) nginx
7 8 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.67%) Jetty
8 7 (1.67%) Mongrel
9 5 (1.19%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.95%) JBoss
10 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.71%) WordPress
12 2 (0.48%) Drupal
12 2 (0.48%) Joomla!
Applications
1 47 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 154 (36.67%) Microsoft 365
2 143 (34.05%) Azure
3 56 (13.33%) AWS
4 43 (10.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (5.48%) IaaS
6 20 (4.76%) OneDrive
7 19 (4.52%) PaaS
8 17 (4.05%) SaaS
9 15 (3.57%) GCP
10 14 (3.33%) Mimecast
11 9 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 7 (1.67%) Google App Engine
12 7 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 2 (0.48%) Azure Sentinel
14 2 (0.48%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 386 (91.90%) DNS
2 113 (26.90%) Firewall
3 105 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 91 (21.67%) WAN
5 88 (20.95%) VPN
6 81 (19.29%) LAN
7 68 (16.19%) VLAN
8 43 (10.24%) SAN
9 41 (9.76%) Wireless
10 33 (7.86%) SSL
11 32 (7.62%) IPsec
12 31 (7.38%) Internet
13 29 (6.90%) SMTP
14 28 (6.67%) Network Security
15 26 (6.19%) VoIP
16 25 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (5.71%) FTP
17 24 (5.71%) SNMP
18 23 (5.48%) HTTP
18 23 (5.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.52%) MySQL
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.19%) DB2
5 5 (1.19%) SAP HANA
6 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.48%) Big Data
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.24%) Power BI
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (4.29%) JIRA
2 17 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.67%) Travis CI
5 5 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.95%) Subversion
7 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.48%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.48%) Snyk
7 2 (0.48%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.24%) Appium
8 1 (0.24%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.24%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.24%) TestRail
General
1 100 (23.81%) Social Skills
2 36 (8.57%) Finance
3 30 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.90%) Public Sector
5 19 (4.52%) Documentation Skills
6 13 (3.10%) Banking
6 13 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.62%) Retail
8 8 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.19%) Back Office
11 5 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.19%) Legal
12 3 (0.71%) Fire and Rescue
12 3 (0.71%) Front Office
12 3 (0.71%) Law
12 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 64 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (12.14%) Architect
3 44 (10.48%) Network Engineer
4 34 (8.10%) Analyst
5 30 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 18 (4.29%) Administrator
7 17 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (4.05%) Consultant
7 17 (4.05%) IT Support
8 16 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (3.33%) IT Engineer
10 12 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (2.62%) Designer
11 11 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Infrastructure Support
11 11 (2.62%) Network Architect
11 11 (2.62%) Support Analyst
11 11 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.38%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.86%) LDAP
3 9 (2.14%) .NET
4 7 (1.67%) J2EE
4 7 (1.67%) Servlets
5 6 (1.43%) Middleware
5 6 (1.43%) Web Services
6 5 (1.19%) SAP Basis
6 5 (1.19%) XML
7 4 (0.95%) CSS
7 4 (0.95%) jQuery
7 4 (0.95%) XSLT
8 3 (0.71%) CGI
8 3 (0.71%) REST
8 3 (0.71%) SOAP
9 2 (0.48%) JSON
9 2 (0.48%) LAMP
9 2 (0.48%) XMPP
10 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.71%) Clustering
3 20 (4.76%) PKI
4 18 (4.29%) Replication
5 17 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.05%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.33%) User Experience
7 8 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.67%) NHS
8 7 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.43%) iPad
9 6 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.43%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.19%) CMDB
10 5 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.95%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 252 (60.00%) Windows
2 171 (40.71%) Windows Server
3 108 (25.71%) Linux
4 75 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (17.62%) Windows 10
6 55 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (12.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 45 (10.71%) Windows Server 2019
9 34 (8.10%) Windows 7
10 30 (7.14%) Unix
11 17 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (3.10%) AIX
13 12 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (2.62%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.67%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.19%) Android
16 5 (1.19%) CentOS
16 5 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (15.71%) ITIL
3 65 (15.48%) Migration
4 45 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (10.48%) Load Balancing
6 37 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (7.86%) Change Management
7 33 (7.86%) DevOps
8 31 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
10 28 (6.67%) High Availability
11 25 (5.95%) Configuration Management
12 23 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (5.48%) Web Filtering
13 21 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (5.00%) Incident Management
14 19 (4.52%) Computer Science
14 19 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
15 18 (4.29%) Data Protection
16 16 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 101 (24.05%) PowerShell
2 49 (11.67%) SQL
3 21 (5.00%) C
3 21 (5.00%) Python
4 15 (3.57%) Java
5 11 (2.62%) Perl
6 10 (2.38%) VBScript
7 9 (2.14%) C++
8 8 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.95%) C#
10 4 (0.95%) VB
11 2 (0.48%) AWK
11 2 (0.48%) Go
11 2 (0.48%) PHP
11 2 (0.48%) Ruby
11 2 (0.48%) sed
11 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.24%) Rust
Qualifications
1 87 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (10.95%) SC Cleared
5 43 (10.24%) CCNA
6 35 (8.33%) CCNP
7 33 (7.86%) MCSE
8 32 (7.62%) DV Cleared
9 30 (7.14%) Degree
10 14 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (2.62%) MCSA
12 8 (1.90%) CCIE
13 7 (1.67%) MCITP
13 7 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.43%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.95%) CCDA
17 3 (0.71%) CISSP
17 3 (0.71%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.86%) SLA
2 15 (3.57%) QA
3 6 (1.43%) GDPR
4 5 (1.19%) COBIT
4 5 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.95%) NCSC
6 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.24%) GLBA
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
8 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 253 (60.24%) Active Directory
2 134 (31.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (16.90%) Hyper-V
4 47 (11.19%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (3.81%) vSphere
7 15 (3.57%) XenApp
8 11 (2.62%) DFS Replication
8 11 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (2.38%) Xen
10 9 (2.14%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.43%) Docker
12 5 (1.19%) KVM
12 5 (1.19%) NFS
12 5 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.19%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.95%) Firmware
13 4 (0.95%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 60 (14.29%) SCCM
2 37 (8.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (8.33%) Ansible
4 20 (4.76%) AirWatch
5 17 (4.05%) WSUS
6 16 (3.81%) vCenter Server
7 15 (3.57%) SCOM
7 15 (3.57%) Terraform
8 14 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (2.38%) SCVMM
10 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.14%) Puppet
11 8 (1.90%) SCDPM
11 8 (1.90%) SCSM
12 7 (1.67%) Kubernetes
13 6 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (1.19%) BladeLogic
14 5 (1.19%) NetMRI
14 5 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 231 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 178 (42.38%) VMware
3 134 (31.90%) Cisco
4 58 (13.81%) Citrix
5 44 (10.48%) HP
6 38 (9.05%) Dell
7 28 (6.67%) Meraki
8 26 (6.19%) SolarWinds
9 25 (5.95%) Oracle
10 24 (5.71%) Red Hat
11 22 (5.24%) Infoblox
12 20 (4.76%) F5
12 20 (4.76%) Juniper
13 18 (4.29%) Google
13 18 (4.29%) Palo Alto
14 16 (3.81%) Veeam
15 15 (3.57%) CheckPoint
16 14 (3.33%) Apple
16 14 (3.33%) Aruba
17 13 (3.10%) EMC