Period
to 14 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 257 260
Rank change year-on-year +49 +3 -55
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,110 1,066 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.02% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 7.79% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 683 664
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +17.65% -2.67%
10th Percentile £155 £158 £130
90th Percentile £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £313
% change year-on-year +1.35% +18.40% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 74 67
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +5.71% -37.50%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.02 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.63 £46.93 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.32% -8.97% -30.36%

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 11,325 13,680 14,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.11% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,793 8,227 8,557
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £194 £200 £184
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 642 649 750
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.47% +0.36% -14.16%
10th Percentile £13.26 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +23.68% - -24.00%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +59 1,029 £365 -2.67% 579
UK excluding London +77 747 £375 +1.35% 479
London +25 343 £350 -12.50% 127
South East +54 219 £375 - 145
North of England +32 157 £375 - 125
South West +88 120 £425 +36.00% 48
Midlands +79 106 £320 -11.11% 60
North West +28 102 £325 -16.13% 74
East of England +13 77 £375 -6.25% 74
West Midlands +54 67 £325 -12.16% 36
Scotland +26 58 £380 +33.33% 13
Yorkshire +29 45 £375 - 36
East Midlands +38 38 £306 +16.67% 24
North East +6 11 £675 +162.14% 15
Wales +38 10 £313 +212.50% 13
Northern Ireland +5 2 £269 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 986 (88.83%) DNS
2 790 (71.17%) Windows
3 763 (68.74%) Active Directory
4 474 (42.70%) Windows Server
5 472 (42.52%) Microsoft
6 433 (39.01%) VMware
7 304 (27.39%) Office 365
8 296 (26.67%) ITIL
9 286 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 276 (24.86%) Firewall
11 271 (24.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 270 (24.32%) TCP/IP
13 259 (23.33%) Cisco
14 255 (22.97%) PowerShell
15 246 (22.16%) SCCM
16 245 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 245 (22.07%) Windows 10
17 241 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 213 (19.19%) WAN
19 206 (18.56%) Citrix
20 192 (17.30%) Azure
21 189 (17.03%) VPN
22 186 (16.76%) Security Cleared
23 178 (16.04%) Hyper-V
24 174 (15.68%) Windows 7
25 172 (15.50%) LAN
26 164 (14.77%) Linux
27 163 (14.68%) MS Exchange
28 139 (12.52%) Migration
28 139 (12.52%) VMware ESXi

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
1 163 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 116 (10.45%) Skype for Business
3 100 (9.01%) IIS
4 98 (8.83%) SharePoint
5 67 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 63 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (3.42%) Apache
8 36 (3.24%) Tomcat
9 30 (2.70%) WebSphere
10 29 (2.61%) Jetty
10 29 (2.61%) Mongrel
10 29 (2.61%) nginx
11 18 (1.62%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.53%) Confluence
13 15 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
15 11 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 124 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.090%) Houdini
5 1 (0.090%) Maya
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.090%) Eikon
2 1 (0.090%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.090%) Magento
2 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 304 (27.39%) Office 365
2 192 (17.30%) Azure
3 112 (10.09%) AWS
4 45 (4.05%) IaaS
5 41 (3.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (3.51%) GCP
7 34 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (2.61%) SaaS
9 27 (2.43%) Google App Engine
10 24 (2.16%) PaaS
11 20 (1.80%) OneDrive
12 16 (1.44%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.90%) Yammer
14 8 (0.72%) G Suite
15 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.45%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 4 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 986 (88.83%) DNS
2 276 (24.86%) Firewall
3 270 (24.32%) TCP/IP
4 213 (19.19%) WAN
5 189 (17.03%) VPN
6 172 (15.50%) LAN
7 129 (11.62%) Skype
8 128 (11.53%) SAN
9 93 (8.38%) Wireless
10 87 (7.84%) VLAN
11 74 (6.67%) VoIP
12 71 (6.40%) HTTP
12 71 (6.40%) SSL
13 68 (6.13%) BGP
14 66 (5.95%) FTP
14 66 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
15 65 (5.86%) IPsec
16 62 (5.59%) Internet
17 61 (5.50%) Network Security
18 57 (5.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.35%) MySQL
2 15 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 15 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (0.45%) Power BI
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.18%) Cloudera CDH
12 1 (0.090%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 41 (3.69%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.24%) Travis CI
3 21 (1.89%) JIRA
4 18 (1.62%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.45%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.45%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.45%) MSI
6 5 (0.45%) Subversion
7 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.36%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.27%) TestRail
9 2 (0.18%) GitLab
10 1 (0.090%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.090%) Hudson
10 1 (0.090%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.090%) Zephyr
General
1 132 (11.89%) Finance
2 75 (6.76%) Public Sector
3 71 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.61%) Banking
5 19 (1.71%) Military
6 17 (1.53%) Retail
7 14 (1.26%) Law
8 13 (1.17%) Back Office
9 11 (0.99%) Marketing
10 10 (0.90%) Legal
11 9 (0.81%) Electronics
11 9 (0.81%) Local Government
12 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Games
15 3 (0.27%) Publishing
16 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (17.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 119 (10.72%) Support Engineer
3 118 (10.63%) Network Engineer
4 86 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 83 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
6 79 (7.12%) Analyst
7 71 (6.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 66 (5.95%) Architect
9 56 (5.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 55 (4.95%) Server Engineer
11 52 (4.68%) Administrator
12 47 (4.23%) Desktop Support
13 45 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
14 40 (3.60%) IT Engineer
15 38 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 35 (3.15%) IT Support
16 35 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
17 34 (3.06%) Active Directory Engineer
18 33 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 33 (2.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.60%) .NET
2 29 (2.61%) Servlets
3 28 (2.52%) J2EE
4 24 (2.16%) LDAP
5 20 (1.80%) Web Services
6 17 (1.53%) 802.1X
7 9 (0.81%) Django
8 5 (0.45%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.45%) YAML
9 4 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.27%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.27%) OAuth
10 3 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.27%) React
10 3 (0.27%) Spring
11 2 (0.18%) POSIX
11 2 (0.18%) SAML
11 2 (0.18%) SOAP
11 2 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (6.31%) PKI
4 50 (4.50%) Clustering
5 38 (3.42%) Replication
6 32 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
7 30 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.43%) Blackberry
9 26 (2.34%) Fat Client
9 26 (2.34%) Thin Client
10 24 (2.16%) Smartphone
11 23 (2.07%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.62%) User Experience
14 16 (1.44%) ASIC
14 16 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 15 (1.35%) NHS
16 14 (1.26%) iPhone
17 12 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 790 (71.17%) Windows
2 474 (42.70%) Windows Server
3 271 (24.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 245 (22.07%) Windows 10
4 245 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 174 (15.68%) Windows 7
6 164 (14.77%) Linux
7 45 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 33 (2.97%) Android
10 32 (2.88%) Unix
11 18 (1.62%) Mac OS
12 16 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.26%) Solaris
13 14 (1.26%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (1.17%) CentOS
15 10 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.90%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (26.67%) ITIL
2 241 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 139 (12.52%) Migration
4 109 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (6.76%) Service Management
6 70 (6.31%) Load Balancing
7 67 (6.04%) Change Management
8 64 (5.77%) DevOps
9 59 (5.32%) Configuration Management
10 49 (4.41%) Open Source
11 48 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 48 (4.32%) Incident Management
12 46 (4.14%) Patch Management
13 45 (4.05%) ITSM
14 44 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (3.69%) High Availability
16 38 (3.42%) Problem Management
17 35 (3.15%) Network Architecture
17 35 (3.15%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (22.97%) PowerShell
2 114 (10.27%) SQL
3 53 (4.77%) Java
4 41 (3.69%) Python
5 34 (3.06%) C
6 26 (2.34%) VBScript
7 20 (1.80%) VB
8 15 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.35%) Perl
9 9 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.72%) C++
10 8 (0.72%) Ruby
11 7 (0.63%) C#
12 6 (0.54%) Tcl
13 5 (0.45%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.36%) PHP
15 3 (0.27%) Go
16 2 (0.18%) Java 8
16 2 (0.18%) Korn
16 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 186 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 122 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 116 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (9.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (6.58%) MCSE
6 71 (6.40%) CCNA
7 69 (6.22%) DV Cleared
8 60 (5.41%) CCNP
9 58 (5.23%) MCP
10 54 (4.86%) Degree
11 46 (4.14%) MCSA
12 32 (2.88%) CCIE
13 29 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (2.34%) CCA
15 24 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (1.17%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.48%) SLA
2 13 (1.17%) GDPR
3 12 (1.08%) NCSC
4 9 (0.81%) QA
5 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.54%) PMO
8 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.18%) NIST
12 1 (0.090%) COBIT
12 1 (0.090%) GxP
12 1 (0.090%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 763 (68.74%) Active Directory
2 286 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (16.04%) Hyper-V
4 139 (12.52%) VMware ESXi
5 100 (9.01%) XenApp
6 84 (7.57%) vSphere
7 78 (7.03%) XenDesktop
8 74 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (3.24%) DFS Replication
9 36 (3.24%) Xen
10 30 (2.70%) VMware NSX
11 29 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 26 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 15 (1.35%) Firmware
16 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (1.17%) NFS
18 10 (0.90%) BitLocker
18 10 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 246 (22.16%) SCCM
2 77 (6.94%) WSUS
3 67 (6.04%) SCOM
4 55 (4.95%) Puppet
5 51 (4.59%) vCenter Server
6 36 (3.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 36 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 35 (3.15%) Ansible
8 30 (2.70%) SCVMM
9 28 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 21 (1.89%) SCSM
12 18 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (1.53%) Backup Exec
13 17 (1.53%) vRealize
14 16 (1.44%) AirWatch
14 16 (1.44%) Nessus
15 15 (1.35%) Kubernetes
15 15 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 472 (42.52%) Microsoft
2 433 (39.01%) VMware
3 259 (23.33%) Cisco
4 206 (18.56%) Citrix
5 102 (9.19%) HP
6 72 (6.49%) Dell
7 70 (6.31%) Google
8 69 (6.22%) CheckPoint
9 68 (6.13%) Juniper
10 59 (5.32%) Apple
11 51 (4.59%) Symantec
12 47 (4.23%) SolarWinds
13 46 (4.14%) Palo Alto
14 43 (3.87%) McAfee
15 36 (3.24%) ServiceNow
16 31 (2.79%) Meraki
16 31 (2.79%) Red Hat
17 30 (2.70%) Avaya
18 27 (2.43%) EMC
18 27 (2.43%) Ivanti