Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 229 253
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24 +17
Contract jobs citing DHCP 311 1,068 1,090
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.21% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 9.20% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 678 688
Median daily rate £389 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +11.11% +8.87%
10th Percentile £200 £157 £150
90th Percentile £538 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 64 84
Median hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.62% +15.86% +6.62%
10th Percentile £18.15 £15.28 £11.65
90th Percentile £51.36 £46.74 £51.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +2.70% +1.37%

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 4,036 11,613 13,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.59% 13.20% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,306 7,052 8,122
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 622 706
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.65 £13.01 £12.20
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.63 £47.92
Median hourly rate £34.00 £23.67 £19.00
% change year-on-year +43.64% +24.58% +1.66%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +6 286 £390 +4.00% 195
UK excluding London +16 183 £390 +4.00% 184
London +29 114 £373 -0.53% 17
South East +62 70 £430 +14.67% 51
Work from Home -45 30 £335 -10.67% 14
East of England +71 29 £343 -2.14% 20
South West +38 26 £469 +10.29% 24
North of England +11 23 £350 -12.50% 54
Midlands +65 20 £438 +25.00% 29
North West +8 18 £338 -15.63% 25
East Midlands +58 10 £500 +122.22% 12
West Midlands +45 10 £431 +18.97% 17
Scotland +33 10 £350 - 4
Yorkshire +47 4 £363 -3.33% 24
Northern Ireland +17 3 £140 -47.91%
Wales +31 2 £400 +33.33% 2
North East +32 1 £350 -25.33% 5

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 275 (88.42%) DNS
2 189 (60.77%) Active Directory
3 182 (58.52%) Windows
4 133 (42.77%) VMware
5 121 (38.91%) Microsoft
6 110 (35.37%) Windows Server
7 97 (31.19%) Linux
8 94 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 80 (25.72%) Office 365
10 76 (24.44%) PowerShell
10 76 (24.44%) Azure
11 71 (22.83%) Firewall
12 70 (22.51%) Migration
12 70 (22.51%) Security Cleared
13 65 (20.90%) TCP/IP
14 62 (19.94%) Cisco
14 62 (19.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 56 (18.01%) Windows Server 2016
16 55 (17.68%) Citrix
16 55 (17.68%) Python
17 53 (17.04%) SC Cleared
18 52 (16.72%) ITIL
18 52 (16.72%) Windows 10
19 47 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
19 47 (15.11%) Hyper-V
20 45 (14.47%) SCCM
20 45 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (13.18%) High Availability
21 41 (13.18%) Unix
21 41 (13.18%) SQL Server

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 (10.29%) IIS
2 26 (8.36%) Skype for Business
3 25 (8.04%) MS Exchange
4 23 (7.40%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (4.82%) Apache
7 11 (3.54%) Confluence
7 11 (3.54%) JBoss
8 10 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.89%) Tomcat
10 8 (2.57%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.61%) NetWeaver
12 4 (1.29%) nginx
13 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.64%) CMS
14 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.64%) Jetty
14 2 (0.64%) Mongrel
15 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.32%) Traffica
1 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 80 (25.72%) Office 365
2 76 (24.44%) Azure
3 28 (9.00%) IaaS
4 26 (8.36%) AWS
5 16 (5.14%) SaaS
6 14 (4.50%) PaaS
7 13 (4.18%) OpenShift
8 12 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (3.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 10 (3.22%) GCP
11 8 (2.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.61%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.61%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (1.29%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.96%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 275 (88.42%) DNS
2 71 (22.83%) Firewall
3 65 (20.90%) TCP/IP
4 41 (13.18%) WAN
5 40 (12.86%) SAN
6 36 (11.58%) HTTP
6 36 (11.58%) Skype
7 34 (10.93%) VPN
8 33 (10.61%) LAN
9 26 (8.36%) Wireless
10 25 (8.04%) SNMP
11 23 (7.40%) IPv4
11 23 (7.40%) MPLS
12 22 (7.07%) SMTP
12 22 (7.07%) VoIP
13 21 (6.75%) IPv6
13 21 (6.75%) VLAN
14 20 (6.43%) BGP
14 20 (6.43%) Network Security
15 18 (5.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.82%) MySQL
3 12 (3.86%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2019
6 6 (1.93%) DB2
7 5 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.61%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.29%) Power BI
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.64%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.18%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.86%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.86%) JIRA
3 6 (1.93%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.29%) Maven
6 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.64%) MSI
7 2 (0.64%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.32%) GitLab
8 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (10.29%) Finance
2 12 (3.86%) Public Sector
3 8 (2.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.61%) Banking
5 5 (1.61%) Retail
6 4 (1.29%) Advertising
6 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Military
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Back Office
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (9.97%) Network Engineer
3 25 (8.04%) Linux Engineer
4 24 (7.72%) Support Engineer
5 21 (6.75%) Architect
6 19 (6.11%) Wintel Engineer
7 17 (5.47%) Administrator
7 17 (5.47%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (4.82%) Analyst
8 15 (4.82%) IT Engineer
8 15 (4.82%) Server Engineer
8 15 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.18%) Active Directory Engineer
10 13 (4.18%) Consultant
10 13 (4.18%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.86%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 10 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.22%) IT Support
13 9 (2.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.14%) POSIX
2 14 (4.50%) .NET
3 13 (4.18%) LDAP
4 12 (3.86%) Yocto
5 5 (1.61%) LAMP
5 5 (1.61%) Middleware
5 5 (1.61%) SAP Basis
6 4 (1.29%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.29%) YAML
7 3 (0.96%) Memcached
7 3 (0.96%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.64%) J2EE
8 2 (0.64%) RESTful
8 2 (0.64%) Servlets
9 1 (0.32%) Flash
9 1 (0.32%) HTML
9 1 (0.32%) JSON
9 1 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.93%) Data Centre
3 30 (9.65%) PKI
4 20 (6.43%) Management Information System
5 19 (6.11%) Clustering
5 19 (6.11%) Replication
6 16 (5.14%) Device Driver
6 16 (5.14%) Public Cloud
7 15 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.89%) CMDB
9 7 (2.25%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.93%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.93%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.93%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.61%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (1.61%) User Experience
12 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 182 (58.52%) Windows
2 110 (35.37%) Windows Server
3 97 (31.19%) Linux
4 62 (19.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (18.01%) Windows Server 2016
6 52 (16.72%) Windows 10
7 41 (13.18%) Unix
8 37 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (8.36%) Windows 7
10 19 (6.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.89%) Solaris
13 7 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.93%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.93%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.29%) CentOS
15 4 (1.29%) Debian
15 4 (1.29%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.96%) Android
16 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.51%) Migration
2 52 (16.72%) ITIL
3 45 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (13.18%) High Availability
5 39 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 28 (9.00%) Data Protection
8 25 (8.04%) Patch Management
9 24 (7.72%) DevOps
10 20 (6.43%) Change Management
10 20 (6.43%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.79%) Problem Management
12 15 (4.82%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.82%) Validation
13 14 (4.50%) Information Security
13 14 (4.50%) Load Balancing
13 14 (4.50%) Open Source
14 13 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (4.18%) Incident Management
15 12 (3.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 55 (17.68%) Python
3 40 (12.86%) SQL
4 38 (12.22%) C
5 22 (7.07%) Perl
6 10 (3.22%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.89%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.57%) VBScript
9 6 (1.93%) VB
10 5 (1.61%) C#
11 3 (0.96%) Java
11 3 (0.96%) Ruby
12 2 (0.64%) C++
12 2 (0.64%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.64%) Go
12 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.64%) Lisp
12 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (22.51%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (7.40%) DV Cleared
4 23 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (6.75%) CCNP
6 19 (6.11%) CCNA
6 19 (6.11%) Degree
7 12 (3.86%) MCSE
8 10 (3.22%) CCIE
9 9 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.57%) MCSA
11 6 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.61%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.61%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.61%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.29%) CCA
13 4 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.75%) SLA
2 9 (2.89%) NCSC
3 5 (1.61%) COBIT
3 5 (1.61%) GDPR
3 5 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.96%) QA
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 189 (60.77%) Active Directory
2 94 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (15.11%) Hyper-V
4 36 (11.58%) vSphere
5 28 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (8.36%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (6.11%) VMware NSX
8 14 (4.50%) XenApp
9 12 (3.86%) Firmware
9 12 (3.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (3.22%) Docker
11 8 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.57%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.61%) Squid
13 4 (1.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (1.29%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.96%) iptables
14 3 (0.96%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 45 (14.47%) SCCM
2 24 (7.72%) Puppet
3 22 (7.07%) Kubernetes
3 22 (7.07%) WSUS
4 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 19 (6.11%) SCOM
5 17 (5.47%) Ansible
5 17 (5.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (4.50%) Salt
8 12 (3.86%) vCenter Server
9 11 (3.54%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (3.22%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (2.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (2.25%) FortiGate
12 7 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (2.25%) vRealize
13 6 (1.93%) SCDPM
13 6 (1.93%) SCSM
14 5 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 133 (42.77%) VMware
2 121 (38.91%) Microsoft
3 62 (19.94%) Cisco
4 55 (17.68%) Citrix
5 24 (7.72%) HP
6 23 (7.40%) Juniper
7 22 (7.07%) Red Hat
8 21 (6.75%) Dell
9 18 (5.79%) CheckPoint
9 18 (5.79%) Infoblox
10 16 (5.14%) F5
10 16 (5.14%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.82%) ServiceNow
12 14 (4.50%) Palo Alto
13 12 (3.86%) CA
14 10 (3.22%) EMC
14 10 (3.22%) Symantec
15 9 (2.89%) McAfee
15 9 (2.89%) Oracle
15 9 (2.89%) Splunk