Period
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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 271 331 240
Rank change year-on-year +60 -91 +12
Contract jobs citing DHCP 863 507 446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.76% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.52% 6.68% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 329 273
10th Percentile £209 £208 £192
25th Percentile £335 £325 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £413 £393
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +5.10% -1.88%
75th Percentile £550 £488 £488
90th Percentile £643 £554 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 30
10th Percentile £16.18 £11.85 £13.85
25th Percentile £20.00 £14.81 £16.81
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £36.20
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -44.75% +96.99%
75th Percentile £66.00 £42.50 £47.83
90th Percentile £77.05 £55.50 £50.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -3.07%

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 10,126 7,593 5,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 11.45% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,716 4,861 3,393
10th Percentile £250 £231 £192
25th Percentile £400 £355 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £615 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 355 288
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.23 £13.85
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £29.06 £25.00 £25.03
Median % change year-on-year +16.24% -0.12% +19.19%
75th Percentile £52.81 £50.00 £46.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.50 £53.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +9.42%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for DHCP in the UK

DHCP
Top 18 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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +45 739 £425 +3.03% 322
UK excluding London +51 447 £410 +2.50% 260
Work from Home +46 385 £438 +2.94% 113
London -1 273 £500 +17.65% 70
South East +41 158 £423 +5.63% 68
North of England 0 97 £325 -23.89% 65
Midlands -7 64 £375 -5.36% 57
East of England +15 58 £425 +30.77% 25
North West -18 50 £325 -27.78% 32
South West -11 47 £400 -5.88% 36
Yorkshire -3 43 £338 +5.47% 27
West Midlands -22 39 £350 -8.50% 36
East Midlands +8 25 £450 -5.26% 20
Scotland -27 17 £405 +8.00% 4
North East -6 6 £283 -31.52% 6
Wales -4 4 £565 - 1
Northern Ireland +2 2 £160 - 4
Isle of Man - 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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.

1 808 (93.63%) DNS
2 557 (64.54%) Windows
3 532 (61.65%) Active Directory
4 383 (44.38%) Microsoft
5 336 (38.93%) VMware
6 334 (38.70%) Azure
7 316 (36.62%) Windows Server
8 264 (30.59%) Firewall
9 263 (30.48%) Microsoft 365
10 259 (30.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 258 (29.90%) PowerShell
12 198 (22.94%) SCCM
13 197 (22.83%) Cisco
14 190 (22.02%) Linux
15 187 (21.67%) ITIL
16 183 (21.21%) Social Skills
17 176 (20.39%) TCP/IP
18 175 (20.28%) WAN
19 164 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 157 (18.19%) Hyper-V
21 153 (17.73%) LAN
22 150 (17.38%) Windows 10
23 149 (17.27%) Security Cleared
24 126 (14.60%) Citrix
25 123 (14.25%) SQL Server
26 122 (14.14%) VPN
27 121 (14.02%) SQL
27 121 (14.02%) AWS
28 119 (13.79%) Migration
29 116 (13.44%) Azure Active Directory

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 92 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 65 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (3.94%) Skype for Business
5 30 (3.48%) IIS
6 28 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (3.13%) Confluence
8 12 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.16%) IBM Domino
10 8 (0.93%) Apache
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.23%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) JBoss
13 1 (0.12%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 92 (10.66%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) assyst
2 5 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 334 (38.70%) Azure
2 263 (30.48%) Microsoft 365
3 121 (14.02%) AWS
4 116 (13.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (5.10%) IaaS
6 31 (3.59%) PaaS
7 28 (3.24%) Power Platform
8 25 (2.90%) GCP
8 25 (2.90%) OneDrive
9 24 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (2.20%) GitHub
14 18 (2.09%) Azure Monitor
14 18 (2.09%) Datadog
15 17 (1.97%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.85%) OpenShift
17 15 (1.74%) Route 53
18 14 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 808 (93.63%) DNS
2 264 (30.59%) Firewall
3 176 (20.39%) TCP/IP
4 175 (20.28%) WAN
5 153 (17.73%) LAN
6 122 (14.14%) VPN
7 90 (10.43%) BGP
8 80 (9.27%) Wireless
9 75 (8.69%) SD-WAN
10 72 (8.34%) OSPF
11 67 (7.76%) Network Security
12 63 (7.30%) VLAN
13 59 (6.84%) SAN
13 59 (6.84%) Wi-Fi
14 51 (5.91%) MPLS
15 47 (5.45%) Internet
16 46 (5.33%) IPsec
17 45 (5.21%) SSL
18 43 (4.98%) VoIP
19 42 (4.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (1.97%) Power BI
4 16 (1.85%) MySQL
5 11 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.27%) Redis
6 7 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.23%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.12%) Big Data
11 1 (0.12%) DB2
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.12%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 40 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 33 (3.82%) Jenkins
2 33 (3.82%) JIRA
3 20 (2.32%) Subversion
4 15 (1.74%) GitLab
4 15 (1.74%) Maven
5 11 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (1.16%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.93%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 8 (0.93%) TestRail
8 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.35%) JMeter
8 3 (0.35%) Locust
8 3 (0.35%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.35%) TestCafe
9 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.23%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.23%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
General
1 183 (21.21%) Social Skills
2 111 (12.86%) Finance
3 53 (6.14%) Public Sector
4 46 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.24%) Banking
7 26 (3.01%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (1.85%) Retail
9 10 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.04%) Back Office
10 9 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
11 8 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.70%) Advertising
13 6 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 6 (0.70%) Law
14 5 (0.58%) Legal
14 5 (0.58%) Local Government
15 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 156 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (11.59%) Network Engineer
3 81 (9.39%) Support Engineer
4 78 (9.04%) Architect
5 64 (7.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 53 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
7 46 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 45 (5.21%) Analyst
9 44 (5.10%) IT Engineer
10 42 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 37 (4.29%) Network Architect
12 35 (4.06%) Consultant
13 33 (3.82%) Server Engineer
14 31 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
14 31 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
15 30 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
15 30 (3.48%) IT Support
16 28 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 27 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 26 (3.01%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.06%) LDAP
2 25 (2.90%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (1.51%) .NET
5 12 (1.39%) ARM Templates
5 12 (1.39%) Kafka
6 9 (1.04%) Sensu
7 8 (0.93%) libvirt
7 8 (0.93%) RESTful
8 6 (0.70%) Node.js
9 4 (0.46%) Middleware
9 4 (0.46%) REST
9 4 (0.46%) SOAP
9 4 (0.46%) XMPP
10 3 (0.35%) COM
10 3 (0.35%) JSON
10 3 (0.35%) SAML
10 3 (0.35%) Taurus
11 2 (0.23%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (12.51%) PKI
2 92 (10.66%) Data Centre
3 57 (6.60%) Replication
4 48 (5.56%) Clustering
5 45 (5.21%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (3.36%) Private Cloud
9 24 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.85%) CMDB
10 16 (1.85%) NHS
11 15 (1.74%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
12 14 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.39%) CCTV
14 11 (1.27%) IoT
15 10 (1.16%) CESG
16 9 (1.04%) Device Driver
17 8 (0.93%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 557 (64.54%) Windows
2 316 (36.62%) Windows Server
3 190 (22.02%) Linux
4 150 (17.38%) Windows 10
5 105 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (11.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 97 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (10.54%) Unix
9 78 (9.04%) Windows Server 2019
10 65 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (6.49%) Windows 7
12 32 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (3.24%) CentOS
14 26 (3.01%) Android
15 23 (2.67%) Apple iOS
15 23 (2.67%) Ubuntu
16 20 (2.32%) VMS
16 20 (2.32%) Windows XP
17 14 (1.62%) Amazon Linux
18 13 (1.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (21.67%) ITIL
2 164 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 119 (13.79%) Migration
4 103 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (9.27%) Load Balancing
6 76 (8.81%) DevOps
7 72 (8.34%) Change Management
7 72 (8.34%) Infrastructure as Code
8 67 (7.76%) Agile
9 64 (7.42%) Project Delivery
10 63 (7.30%) Configuration Management
11 60 (6.95%) High Availability
12 59 (6.84%) Incident Management
13 50 (5.79%) Patch Management
14 45 (5.21%) Change Control
15 43 (4.98%) Problem Management
16 39 (4.52%) Identity Management
17 38 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
18 37 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
19 36 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 258 (29.90%) PowerShell
2 121 (14.02%) SQL
3 113 (13.09%) Python
4 52 (6.03%) Bash
5 46 (5.33%) VBScript
6 23 (2.67%) C
6 23 (2.67%) VB
7 13 (1.51%) Go
8 12 (1.39%) Java
9 10 (1.16%) Perl
10 9 (1.04%) C#
11 8 (0.93%) C++
11 8 (0.93%) Rust
12 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.46%) C-shell
14 3 (0.35%) PHP
14 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.23%) Lisp
16 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 114 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 97 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (7.18%) CCNP
5 55 (6.37%) CCNA
6 47 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (4.98%) Degree
8 33 (3.82%) DV Cleared
9 22 (2.55%) CCIE
10 20 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (2.32%) MCSE
11 15 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 15 (1.74%) MCSA
12 14 (1.62%) AWS Certification
12 14 (1.62%) MCP
13 12 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (1.04%) CCDP
15 9 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.93%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (9.15%) SLA
2 37 (4.29%) QA
3 29 (3.36%) GDPR
4 13 (1.51%) PMO
5 12 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) DICOM
8 2 (0.23%) HL7
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 532 (61.65%) Active Directory
2 259 (30.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (18.19%) Hyper-V
4 112 (12.98%) vSphere
5 58 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (6.03%) XenApp
7 46 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
8 35 (4.06%) Docker
9 30 (3.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (3.36%) KVM
10 29 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (2.90%) Firmware
11 25 (2.90%) ProxySG
12 21 (2.43%) XenDesktop
13 18 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (1.85%) iptables
15 15 (1.74%) NFS
16 12 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 10 (1.16%) DFS Replication
18 9 (1.04%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 198 (22.94%) SCCM
2 98 (11.36%) Ansible
3 97 (11.24%) Terraform
4 82 (9.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 65 (7.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 55 (6.37%) Kubernetes
7 44 (5.10%) WSUS
8 42 (4.87%) vCenter Server
9 35 (4.06%) Microsoft Clustering
10 34 (3.94%) SCVMM
11 32 (3.71%) SCOM
12 30 (3.48%) Single Sign-On
13 29 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
14 27 (3.13%) Nagios
15 23 (2.67%) Puppet
16 20 (2.32%) NetBackup
17 15 (1.74%) FortiGate
18 14 (1.62%) Grafana
18 14 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
19 12 (1.39%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 383 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 336 (38.93%) VMware
3 197 (22.83%) Cisco
4 126 (14.60%) Citrix
5 78 (9.04%) HP
6 54 (6.26%) Red Hat
7 53 (6.14%) Dell
7 53 (6.14%) SolarWinds
8 46 (5.33%) Veeam
9 45 (5.21%) Juniper
10 43 (4.98%) F5
10 43 (4.98%) Ivanti
10 43 (4.98%) McAfee
10 43 (4.98%) Symantec
11 42 (4.87%) Infoblox
12 41 (4.75%) Palo Alto
13 37 (4.29%) Zscaler
14 33 (3.82%) CheckPoint
14 33 (3.82%) Meraki
15 32 (3.71%) Fortinet