Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 248 268
Rank change year-on-year +25 +20 -65
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,078 1,136 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.19% 8.29% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 711 621
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -4.62%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £125
90th Percentile £558 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £314
% change year-on-year +15.38% +3.59% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 68
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.13 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -6.81% -30.54%
10th Percentile £15.27 £12.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £46.99 £50.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £20.64
% change year-on-year +5.41% -10.36% -26.29%

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 11,731 13,711 13,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.14% 13.30% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,142 8,319 8,030
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £197
90th Percentile £600 £606 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 726 741
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.23 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.92 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.55 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +23.92% +2.70% -26.00%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +32 990 £375 +7.14% 576
UK excluding London +41 677 £375 +15.38% 473
London +24 374 £375 - 138
South East +51 225 £375 +6.91% 152
North of England +26 154 £400 +20.30% 126
South West +48 111 £425 +57.99% 54
North West +49 105 £400 +14.29% 73
Midlands +17 62 £340 +4.62% 56
East of England -10 56 £348 -15.76% 50
Scotland -9 53 £375 +35.14% 19
West Midlands +31 45 £346 -5.14% 36
Yorkshire +37 42 £375 - 45
Wales +21 16 £300 +8.30% 11
East Midlands +9 16 £225 -10.00% 20
North East -12 7 £425 +29.28% 8
Northern Ireland -6 1 £300 +175.23% 5

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 962 (89.24%) DNS
2 723 (67.07%) Windows
3 699 (64.84%) Active Directory
4 448 (41.56%) Microsoft
5 398 (36.92%) VMware
5 398 (36.92%) Windows Server
6 303 (28.11%) ITIL
7 277 (25.70%) Firewall
8 274 (25.42%) Cisco
9 273 (25.32%) Office 365
10 270 (25.05%) TCP/IP
11 264 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 246 (22.82%) Windows 10
13 241 (22.36%) PowerShell
14 232 (21.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 229 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 222 (20.59%) SCCM
17 221 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 216 (20.04%) Azure
19 210 (19.48%) WAN
20 209 (19.39%) Citrix
21 191 (17.72%) VPN
22 185 (17.16%) Hyper-V
23 179 (16.60%) Linux
24 176 (16.33%) LAN
25 151 (14.01%) Windows 7
26 145 (13.45%) Security Cleared
27 144 (13.36%) Cisco Certification
27 144 (13.36%) Finance
28 142 (13.17%) MS Exchange

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
1 142 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 111 (10.30%) Skype for Business
3 89 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 85 (7.88%) IIS
5 54 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.76%) OpenStack
7 19 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.58%) Apache
8 17 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.39%) Confluence
10 14 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.02%) Jetty
11 11 (1.02%) Mongrel
11 11 (1.02%) nginx
11 11 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 117 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.093%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Relativity
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.093%) Magento
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.093%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 273 (25.32%) Office 365
2 216 (20.04%) Azure
3 99 (9.18%) AWS
4 55 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (4.55%) IaaS
6 28 (2.60%) SaaS
7 27 (2.50%) PaaS
8 21 (1.95%) GCP
9 17 (1.58%) Mimecast
10 16 (1.48%) OneDrive
11 14 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.02%) Yammer
13 9 (0.83%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.65%) G Suite
15 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.46%) Power Platform
17 4 (0.37%) PowerApps
18 3 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 3 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 962 (89.24%) DNS
2 277 (25.70%) Firewall
3 270 (25.05%) TCP/IP
4 210 (19.48%) WAN
5 191 (17.72%) VPN
6 176 (16.33%) LAN
7 116 (10.76%) SAN
8 113 (10.48%) Skype
9 103 (9.55%) Wireless
10 93 (8.63%) VLAN
11 83 (7.70%) SSL
12 81 (7.51%) HTTP
12 81 (7.51%) IPsec
13 78 (7.24%) FTP
14 72 (6.68%) Network Security
15 70 (6.49%) Internet
16 67 (6.22%) BGP
17 63 (5.84%) VoIP
18 57 (5.29%) Wi-Fi
19 56 (5.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.90%) MySQL
3 39 (3.62%) RDBMS
3 39 (3.62%) Relational Database
4 38 (3.53%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.34%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2017
8 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.46%) Power BI
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.19%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 51 (4.73%) Jenkins
2 45 (4.17%) Travis CI
3 20 (1.86%) JIRA
4 14 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.93%) MSI
7 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.56%) Subversion
9 4 (0.37%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.28%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.19%) Ant
11 2 (0.19%) GitLab
11 2 (0.19%) Hudson
12 1 (0.093%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.093%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.093%) Trac
12 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.093%) Zephyr
General
1 144 (13.36%) Finance
2 72 (6.68%) Public Sector
3 68 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.43%) Banking
5 19 (1.76%) Retail
6 17 (1.58%) Military
7 16 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.21%) Legal
9 12 (1.11%) Law
10 11 (1.02%) Electronics
10 11 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.93%) Marketing
12 9 (0.83%) Back Office
13 8 (0.74%) Advertising
14 6 (0.56%) Local Government
15 3 (0.28%) Publishing
16 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.093%) French Language
17 1 (0.093%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 150 (13.91%) Network Engineer
3 110 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 79 (7.33%) Analyst
5 78 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 73 (6.77%) Windows Engineer
7 56 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 53 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 53 (4.92%) Architect
9 49 (4.55%) Desktop Support
10 44 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 44 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 43 (3.99%) Server Engineer
12 42 (3.90%) Administrator
13 37 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
14 36 (3.34%) IT Support
15 33 (3.06%) IT Engineer
16 32 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (2.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.69%) LDAP
2 24 (2.23%) .NET
3 22 (2.04%) Web Services
4 16 (1.48%) 802.1X
5 11 (1.02%) Django
5 11 (1.02%) J2EE
5 11 (1.02%) Servlets
6 5 (0.46%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.46%) React
6 5 (0.46%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.37%) D3.js
7 4 (0.37%) Vue.js
8 3 (0.28%) Middleware
8 3 (0.28%) OpenLayers
8 3 (0.28%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.19%) HTML
9 2 (0.19%) SAML
9 2 (0.19%) SOAP
10 1 (0.093%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.94%) Clustering
4 53 (4.92%) PKI
5 43 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 34 (3.15%) Fat Client
6 34 (3.15%) Thin Client
7 33 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
8 31 (2.88%) Replication
9 26 (2.41%) Blackberry
10 22 (2.04%) Smartphone
11 20 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 20 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.76%) User Experience
13 18 (1.67%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.67%) NHS
14 14 (1.30%) ASIC
14 14 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 12 (1.11%) iPhone
16 7 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 723 (67.07%) Windows
2 398 (36.92%) Windows Server
3 246 (22.82%) Windows 10
4 229 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 221 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 179 (16.60%) Linux
7 151 (14.01%) Windows 7
8 50 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (3.53%) Unix
10 36 (3.34%) Windows 8
11 28 (2.60%) Android
12 20 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 16 (1.48%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.21%) Solaris
16 13 (1.21%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.11%) CentOS
18 9 (0.83%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (28.11%) ITIL
2 232 (21.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 126 (11.69%) Migration
4 102 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (8.81%) DevOps
6 74 (6.86%) Configuration Management
7 70 (6.49%) Load Balancing
8 67 (6.22%) Change Management
9 64 (5.94%) Service Management
10 63 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 54 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (4.92%) Open Source
14 45 (4.17%) Patch Management
15 44 (4.08%) High Availability
15 44 (4.08%) Service Delivery
16 40 (3.71%) Network Design
17 39 (3.62%) ITSM
17 39 (3.62%) Test Automation
18 38 (3.53%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (22.36%) PowerShell
2 96 (8.91%) SQL
3 55 (5.10%) Java
4 48 (4.45%) Python
5 37 (3.43%) VBScript
6 28 (2.60%) C
7 19 (1.76%) Perl
8 17 (1.58%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.11%) VB
10 7 (0.65%) C#
10 7 (0.65%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.56%) Tcl
12 5 (0.46%) C++
12 5 (0.46%) Ruby
13 4 (0.37%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.28%) Korn
14 3 (0.28%) PHP
14 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.093%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 145 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 144 (13.36%) Cisco Certification
3 82 (7.61%) CCNA
3 82 (7.61%) SC Cleared
4 79 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (6.22%) CCNP
6 64 (5.94%) DV Cleared
7 56 (5.19%) MCP
8 53 (4.92%) MCSE
9 47 (4.36%) Degree
10 38 (3.53%) CCIE
10 38 (3.53%) MCSA
11 22 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
12 21 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.86%) CCA
13 20 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.02%) JNCIA
15 11 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.93%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (7.79%) SLA
2 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.21%) GDPR
4 9 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (0.56%) PMO
6 5 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.46%) NCSC
6 5 (0.46%) QA
7 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.19%) NIST
9 1 (0.093%) COBIT
9 1 (0.093%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.093%) HL7
9 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 699 (64.84%) Active Directory
2 264 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (17.16%) Hyper-V
4 137 (12.71%) VMware ESXi
5 98 (9.09%) XenApp
6 90 (8.35%) Virtual Machines
7 73 (6.77%) vSphere
7 73 (6.77%) XenDesktop
8 45 (4.17%) DFS Replication
9 29 (2.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 27 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 18 (1.67%) Docker
11 18 (1.67%) Xen
12 17 (1.58%) VMware NSX
13 14 (1.30%) Firmware
14 13 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.83%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 222 (20.59%) SCCM
2 72 (6.68%) WSUS
3 65 (6.03%) Puppet
4 61 (5.66%) SCOM
5 49 (4.55%) vCenter Server
6 46 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 36 (3.34%) SCVMM
9 34 (3.15%) Ansible
10 33 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
11 26 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 26 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
12 24 (2.23%) Failover Clustering
13 20 (1.86%) SCSM
14 15 (1.39%) Kubernetes
14 15 (1.39%) SCDPM
15 13 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (1.21%) Nessus
15 13 (1.21%) Terraform
16 12 (1.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 448 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 398 (36.92%) VMware
3 274 (25.42%) Cisco
4 209 (19.39%) Citrix
5 108 (10.02%) HP
6 87 (8.07%) CheckPoint
7 66 (6.12%) Juniper
8 63 (5.84%) Dell
9 57 (5.29%) Apple
10 48 (4.45%) Google
11 46 (4.27%) Palo Alto
12 44 (4.08%) SolarWinds
13 43 (3.99%) Symantec
14 32 (2.97%) Meraki
15 31 (2.88%) Red Hat
16 30 (2.78%) McAfee
17 28 (2.60%) F5
17 28 (2.60%) ServiceNow
18 27 (2.50%) Ivanti
19 26 (2.41%) Fortinet