Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 194 265
Rank change year-on-year -109 +71 -3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 382 958 1,038
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.40% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.83% 10.43% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 686 722
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +21.09%
10th Percentile £195 £178 £155
90th Percentile £573 £550 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 56 51
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -4.05% +12.12%
10th Percentile £14.05 £13.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £34.60 £46.01 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.90
% change year-on-year - -7.82% +11.88%

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 5,591 9,182 12,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.79% 13.44% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,534 5,671 7,747
Median daily rate £440 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.94% +5.59%
10th Percentile £210 £180 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 506 557
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.30 £17.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.08% +13.42% -5.79%
10th Percentile £12.99 £13.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.08 £51.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £17.09
% change year-on-year +35.90% +14.14% -13.10%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -84 335 £390 +4.00% 215
UK excluding London -36 253 £375 - 184
London -59 99 £419 +19.64% 49
South East +42 96 £400 +2.89% 40
Work from Home -176 64 £375 +7.14% 38
North of England -46 35 £259 -20.38% 56
South West +41 34 £350 -18.13% 15
Midlands -22 32 £375 +20.00% 38
East of England -16 27 £375 -11.76% 17
Scotland +26 26 £350 -10.26% 8
North West -11 22 £263 -12.50% 34
West Midlands -10 19 £394 +5.00% 25
East Midlands -4 13 £160 -48.80% 13
Yorkshire +4 10 £194 -40.31% 17
North East -2 3 £290 -21.09% 5
Wales +13 2 £360 -10.00% 9
Northern Ireland +5 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 344 (90.05%) DNS
2 214 (56.02%) Windows
3 203 (53.14%) Active Directory
4 196 (51.31%) Microsoft
5 161 (42.15%) VMware
6 131 (34.29%) Windows Server
7 126 (32.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 124 (32.46%) Cisco
9 113 (29.58%) Firewall
10 108 (28.27%) Linux
11 105 (27.49%) Microsoft 365
12 104 (27.23%) TCP/IP
13 93 (24.35%) WAN
13 93 (24.35%) Azure
14 84 (21.99%) LAN
15 83 (21.73%) VPN
16 81 (21.20%) Windows 10
17 78 (20.42%) PowerShell
18 77 (20.16%) Security Cleared
19 68 (17.80%) Migration
20 65 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 63 (16.49%) VLAN
22 62 (16.23%) Load Balancing
22 62 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
23 54 (14.14%) ITIL
24 51 (13.35%) Cisco Certification
24 51 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
25 50 (13.09%) Citrix
26 49 (12.83%) Microsoft Certification
26 49 (12.83%) Microsoft Office

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 32 (8.38%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.02%) IIS
2 23 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.66%) Apache
3 14 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.14%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.62%) JBoss
5 10 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.31%) Confluence
6 5 (1.31%) nginx
6 5 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.79%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.52%) Drupal
8 2 (0.52%) Jetty
8 2 (0.52%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.52%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (12.83%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (7.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.05%) CATIA
4 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 105 (27.49%) Microsoft 365
2 93 (24.35%) Azure
3 36 (9.42%) AWS
4 32 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (7.59%) IaaS
6 15 (3.93%) OneDrive
7 14 (3.66%) SaaS
8 13 (3.40%) PaaS
9 8 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (1.31%) GCP
11 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) Akamai
12 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.52%) G Suite
13 2 (0.52%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 344 (90.05%) DNS
2 113 (29.58%) Firewall
3 104 (27.23%) TCP/IP
4 93 (24.35%) WAN
5 84 (21.99%) LAN
6 83 (21.73%) VPN
7 63 (16.49%) VLAN
8 45 (11.78%) Wireless
9 41 (10.73%) SAN
10 40 (10.47%) Network Security
11 37 (9.69%) SMTP
12 34 (8.90%) IPsec
13 29 (7.59%) Internet
13 29 (7.59%) VoIP
14 26 (6.81%) SNMP
15 25 (6.54%) FTP
16 24 (6.28%) NAS
17 23 (6.02%) HTTP
17 23 (6.02%) SSL
18 21 (5.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.36%) MySQL
3 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (0.79%) DB2
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.79%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.52%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (5.76%) JIRA
2 9 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.05%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.79%) Subversion
6 3 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.52%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) TestRail
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (8.12%) Finance
2 30 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 24 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.83%) Front Office
6 6 (1.57%) Back Office
6 6 (1.57%) Banking
7 5 (1.31%) Electronics
8 4 (1.05%) Automotive
8 4 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.05%) Marketing
9 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Fire and Rescue
9 3 (0.79%) Legal
9 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Retail
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (14.92%) Network Engineer
3 47 (12.30%) Architect
4 32 (8.38%) Support Engineer
5 22 (5.76%) Administrator
6 19 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 17 (4.45%) Analyst
8 16 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.66%) IT Engineer
10 14 (3.66%) IT Support
11 13 (3.40%) Network Architect
12 11 (2.88%) Consultant
13 10 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (2.62%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 10 (2.62%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.12%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.36%) POSIX
3 7 (1.83%) LDAP
3 7 (1.83%) Yocto
4 6 (1.57%) .NET
5 4 (1.05%) REST
5 4 (1.05%) SOAP
5 4 (1.05%) Web Services
6 3 (0.79%) Middleware
6 3 (0.79%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.52%) CGI
7 2 (0.52%) J2EE
7 2 (0.52%) Servlets
8 1 (0.26%) CSS
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.26%) Spring
8 1 (0.26%) XML
8 1 (0.26%) XMPP
8 1 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.02%) PKI
4 21 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.66%) Replication
7 12 (3.14%) Device Driver
7 12 (3.14%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.88%) Clustering
9 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.57%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.57%) User Experience
10 6 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.31%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (1.31%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.31%) NHS
11 5 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 214 (56.02%) Windows
2 131 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 108 (28.27%) Linux
4 81 (21.20%) Windows 10
5 62 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (10.47%) Windows 7
7 38 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (9.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (8.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 27 (7.07%) Unix
10 10 (2.62%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.36%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.83%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.57%) Android
14 6 (1.57%) CentOS
15 5 (1.31%) AIX
15 5 (1.31%) Solaris
15 5 (1.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (17.80%) Migration
2 65 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 62 (16.23%) Load Balancing
4 54 (14.14%) ITIL
5 51 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (7.59%) High Availability
8 28 (7.33%) Change Management
8 28 (7.33%) DevOps
8 28 (7.33%) Kalman Filter
9 27 (7.07%) Web Filtering
10 24 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (5.76%) Computer Science
13 18 (4.71%) Service Management
14 17 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (4.45%) Patch Management
14 17 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (4.19%) Configuration Management
15 16 (4.19%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 45 (11.78%) Python
3 25 (6.54%) C
4 19 (4.97%) SQL
5 16 (4.19%) Perl
6 11 (2.88%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.09%) C++
8 7 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.83%) VBScript
9 6 (1.57%) VB
10 5 (1.31%) C#
11 4 (1.05%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.79%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.79%) Go
12 3 (0.79%) Java
13 2 (0.52%) AWK
13 2 (0.52%) sed
14 1 (0.26%) Ruby
14 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.35%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (12.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (10.99%) CCNA
5 40 (10.47%) SC Cleared
6 36 (9.42%) DV Cleared
7 33 (8.64%) CCNP
8 30 (7.85%) Degree
9 22 (5.76%) MCSE
10 15 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (2.62%) CCIE
14 9 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.09%) A+ Certification
15 8 (2.09%) MCSA
16 4 (1.05%) CISSP
17 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
18 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
18 2 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.59%) SLA
2 11 (2.88%) QA
3 9 (2.36%) NCSC
4 5 (1.31%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.79%) COBIT
6 3 (0.79%) GDPR
6 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
System Software
1 203 (53.14%) Active Directory
2 126 (32.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (10.99%) Hyper-V
5 36 (9.42%) vSphere
6 25 (6.54%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (4.97%) VMware NSX
8 15 (3.93%) NFS
9 9 (2.36%) VMFS
10 8 (2.09%) Firmware
11 7 (1.83%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.57%) XenApp
13 5 (1.31%) Xen
13 5 (1.31%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.05%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.05%) DFS Replication
14 4 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (8.90%) SCCM
2 32 (8.38%) Ansible
3 31 (8.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (7.59%) vCenter Server
5 21 (5.50%) WSUS
6 20 (5.24%) vRealize
7 15 (3.93%) Terraform
8 14 (3.66%) AirWatch
9 11 (2.88%) Nessus
9 11 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.88%) vMotion
10 9 (2.36%) Puppet
11 8 (2.09%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.83%) Kubernetes
12 7 (1.83%) SCOM
12 7 (1.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 6 (1.57%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 196 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 161 (42.15%) VMware
3 124 (32.46%) Cisco
4 50 (13.09%) Citrix
5 41 (10.73%) HP
6 40 (10.47%) Dell
7 35 (9.16%) Palo Alto
8 24 (6.28%) Red Hat
9 23 (6.02%) CheckPoint
10 21 (5.50%) F5
11 19 (4.97%) Meraki
12 17 (4.45%) Aruba
13 16 (4.19%) Infoblox
13 16 (4.19%) Juniper
14 15 (3.93%) SolarWinds
14 15 (3.93%) Veeam
15 14 (3.66%) Apple
16 13 (3.40%) Avaya
17 11 (2.88%) Symantec
18 9 (2.36%) Oracle