Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 249 240
Rank change year-on-year +56 -9 +3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 846 1,077 1,137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.11% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 8.81% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 744 754
Median daily rate £375 £396 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.18% +27.58% -10.66%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £135
90th Percentile £560 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £288
% change year-on-year +1.33% +30.43% -12.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.88 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +12.72% -30.21%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.93 £11.13
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.35 £18.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +12.29% -38.40%

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 8,403 12,230 13,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 12.62% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,929 7,531 8,260
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.23%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 566 722
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -3.81% -9.58%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.06
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.50% -9.24%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 +74 785 £375 -6.25% 319
UK excluding London +81 601 £380 +1.33% 276
London +9 228 £350 -17.65% 60
North of England +69 160 £350 -17.65% 92
South East +48 140 £400 +6.67% 66
East of England +64 102 £425 +21.43% 24
Midlands +91 98 £313 -16.11% 40
North West +36 79 £325 -27.78% 49
South West +17 58 £475 +46.15% 35
East Midlands +55 50 £313 +11.61% 16
West Midlands +65 48 £375 -9.64% 23
Yorkshire +41 45 £325 -25.71% 19
Scotland +5 38 £400 +6.67% 8
North East +59 37 £375 +25.00% 24
Work from Home +27 24 £350 -24.32% 10
Wales +21 8 £400 +23.08% 11
Northern Ireland +8 1 £140 -57.89%

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 707 (83.57%) DNS
2 584 (69.03%) Windows
3 571 (67.49%) Active Directory
4 380 (44.92%) Windows Server
5 350 (41.37%) Microsoft
6 331 (39.13%) VMware
7 239 (28.25%) TCP/IP
8 230 (27.19%) PowerShell
9 222 (26.24%) Office 365
10 213 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 211 (24.94%) Cisco
12 207 (24.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 201 (23.76%) Azure
14 193 (22.81%) Firewall
15 186 (21.99%) ITIL
16 183 (21.63%) Security Cleared
17 177 (20.92%) WAN
18 176 (20.80%) SCCM
19 173 (20.45%) LAN
20 164 (19.39%) Windows 10
21 157 (18.56%) Citrix
22 156 (18.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 152 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
24 144 (17.02%) Windows Server 2016
25 141 (16.67%) Linux
26 140 (16.55%) Hyper-V
27 133 (15.72%) Windows 7
28 132 (15.60%) VPN
29 124 (14.66%) Migration
30 116 (13.71%) 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
1 110 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 87 (10.28%) IIS
3 77 (9.10%) SharePoint
4 65 (7.68%) Skype for Business
5 50 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (5.32%) Apache
8 42 (4.96%) Tomcat
9 30 (3.55%) nginx
9 30 (3.55%) WebSphere
10 28 (3.31%) Jetty
10 28 (3.31%) Mongrel
11 17 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (2.01%) Confluence
12 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.47%) JBoss
14 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 86 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Houdini
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.24%) assyst
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 222 (26.24%) Office 365
2 201 (23.76%) Azure
3 99 (11.70%) AWS
4 62 (7.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (6.15%) IaaS
6 39 (4.61%) GCP
7 30 (3.55%) PaaS
8 29 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (3.43%) Google App Engine
9 24 (2.84%) SaaS
10 12 (1.42%) GitHub
10 12 (1.42%) OneDrive
11 10 (1.18%) Mimecast
11 10 (1.18%) NuGet
11 10 (1.18%) Serverless
12 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.95%) G Suite
14 7 (0.83%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.59%) Akamai
16 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 707 (83.57%) DNS
2 239 (28.25%) TCP/IP
3 193 (22.81%) Firewall
4 177 (20.92%) WAN
5 173 (20.45%) LAN
6 132 (15.60%) VPN
7 104 (12.29%) SAN
8 87 (10.28%) HTTP
9 84 (9.93%) Skype
10 71 (8.39%) IPsec
11 69 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
12 64 (7.57%) VLAN
13 53 (6.26%) FTP
13 53 (6.26%) Wireless
14 50 (5.91%) OSPF
15 48 (5.67%) BGP
15 48 (5.67%) SSL
15 48 (5.67%) VoIP
16 46 (5.44%) MPLS
16 46 (5.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.48%) MySQL
3 19 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.95%) Redis
8 7 (0.83%) Aerospike
8 7 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.59%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.47%) DB2
11 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.35%) Big Data
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 35 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.31%) Travis CI
4 20 (2.36%) JIRA
5 12 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.18%) AdminStudio
6 10 (1.18%) InstallShield
6 10 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.59%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.59%) GitLab
8 5 (0.59%) JUnit
8 5 (0.59%) Maven
8 5 (0.59%) Subversion
8 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.59%) TestRail
9 3 (0.35%) Robot Framework
9 3 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
General
1 62 (7.33%) Finance
2 44 (5.20%) Public Sector
3 34 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.54%) Banking
5 12 (1.42%) Law
6 10 (1.18%) Local Government
7 9 (1.06%) Back Office
7 9 (1.06%) Legal
8 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.83%) Retail
10 6 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.47%) Military
12 3 (0.35%) Electronics
12 3 (0.35%) French Language
12 3 (0.35%) German Language
12 3 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Marketing
13 2 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 117 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (10.17%) Network Engineer
3 77 (9.10%) Analyst
3 77 (9.10%) Support Engineer
4 67 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
5 56 (6.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 52 (6.15%) Server Engineer
7 45 (5.32%) Active Directory Engineer
8 44 (5.20%) IT Engineer
9 42 (4.96%) Architect
9 42 (4.96%) Consultant
10 39 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
11 36 (4.26%) IT Support
12 34 (4.02%) Developer
13 32 (3.78%) Administrator
14 31 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
15 30 (3.55%) Desktop Support
15 30 (3.55%) Windows Server Engineer
16 27 (3.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 27 (3.19%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.08%) .NET
2 29 (3.43%) POSIX
2 29 (3.43%) Servlets
2 29 (3.43%) Yocto
3 28 (3.31%) J2EE
4 23 (2.72%) LDAP
5 22 (2.60%) 802.1X
6 15 (1.77%) YAML
7 12 (1.42%) Middleware
8 10 (1.18%) OAuth
8 10 (1.18%) REST
9 9 (1.06%) Node.js
9 9 (1.06%) SOAP
10 8 (0.95%) HTML
11 7 (0.83%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.83%) WebSockets
12 5 (0.59%) Apache Camel
12 5 (0.59%) HTML5
12 5 (0.59%) Kafka
12 5 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.28%) PKI
2 82 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (9.46%) Data Centre
4 46 (5.44%) Clustering
5 32 (3.78%) Replication
6 30 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 29 (3.43%) Device Driver
7 29 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.60%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.89%) User Experience
10 15 (1.77%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.77%) iPhone
10 15 (1.77%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.77%) Thin Client
11 14 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.42%) CMDB
12 12 (1.42%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.18%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 584 (69.03%) Windows
2 380 (44.92%) Windows Server
3 207 (24.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 164 (19.39%) Windows 10
5 152 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 144 (17.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 141 (16.67%) Linux
8 133 (15.72%) Windows 7
9 47 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 36 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (3.90%) Android
12 22 (2.60%) Windows 8
13 21 (2.48%) VMS
14 17 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (1.77%) Unix
16 12 (1.42%) Mac OS
17 11 (1.30%) Ubuntu
18 10 (1.18%) CentOS
19 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
19 6 (0.71%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (21.99%) ITIL
2 156 (18.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 124 (14.66%) Migration
4 94 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (7.57%) DevOps
6 50 (5.91%) High Availability
7 46 (5.44%) Change Management
8 45 (5.32%) Service Management
9 43 (5.08%) Configuration Management
10 38 (4.49%) Open Source
11 37 (4.37%) Incident Management
12 34 (4.02%) Network Management
13 33 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (3.78%) Project Delivery
15 30 (3.55%) ITSM
15 30 (3.55%) Load Balancing
15 30 (3.55%) Patch Management
16 29 (3.43%) Data Protection
16 29 (3.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 230 (27.19%) PowerShell
2 96 (11.35%) SQL
3 70 (8.27%) Python
4 47 (5.56%) Java
5 39 (4.61%) C
6 25 (2.96%) VB
7 20 (2.36%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.01%) VBScript
9 10 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.95%) Embedded C
10 8 (0.95%) PHP
11 6 (0.71%) C#
12 5 (0.59%) Perl
13 4 (0.47%) Java 8
13 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.35%) C++
15 2 (0.24%) Go
15 2 (0.24%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.24%) Ruby
15 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (21.63%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 86 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (9.81%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (7.33%) CCNA
6 58 (6.86%) CCNP
7 56 (6.62%) DV Cleared
8 55 (6.50%) MCSE
9 37 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (4.26%) MCSA
11 29 (3.43%) Degree
11 29 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (2.72%) CCIE
13 20 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (1.77%) CCA
14 15 (1.77%) MCP
15 11 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
16 10 (1.18%) CCDA
16 10 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
16 10 (1.18%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.44%) SLA
2 14 (1.65%) NCSC
3 8 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.47%) GDPR
4 4 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) GAAP
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 571 (67.49%) Active Directory
2 213 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (16.55%) Hyper-V
4 86 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (9.22%) vSphere
6 66 (7.80%) XenApp
7 51 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (5.91%) XenDesktop
9 28 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (3.31%) Xen
10 27 (3.19%) VMware NSX
11 22 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (2.25%) DFS Replication
13 18 (2.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (1.89%) Docker
16 13 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (1.42%) NFS
18 10 (1.18%) BitLocker
19 8 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 176 (20.80%) SCCM
2 54 (6.38%) SCOM
3 49 (5.79%) WSUS
4 45 (5.32%) Ansible
5 37 (4.37%) Puppet
6 34 (4.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (3.19%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (2.72%) AirWatch
9 23 (2.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 22 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
11 21 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (2.48%) vCenter Server
12 16 (1.89%) vRealize
13 14 (1.65%) NetBackup
14 13 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (1.54%) SafeCom
15 12 (1.42%) HP SIM
15 12 (1.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 350 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 331 (39.13%) VMware
3 211 (24.94%) Cisco
4 157 (18.56%) Citrix
5 73 (8.63%) HP
6 65 (7.68%) Dell
7 54 (6.38%) Juniper
8 48 (5.67%) Google
9 44 (5.20%) Symantec
10 35 (4.14%) NetApp
10 35 (4.14%) SolarWinds
11 34 (4.02%) Palo Alto
12 29 (3.43%) CheckPoint
12 29 (3.43%) Ivanti
13 25 (2.96%) F5
14 23 (2.72%) McAfee
14 23 (2.72%) Red Hat
15 22 (2.60%) ServiceNow
16 20 (2.36%) EMC
16 20 (2.36%) Meraki