Period
to 5 July 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 July 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 240 234
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +43
Contract jobs citing DHCP 444 1,058 1,204
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.13% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 8.96% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 693 776
Median daily rate £375 £390 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +26.21% -4.92%
10th Percentile £189 £170 £149
90th Percentile £550 £575 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £290
% change year-on-year +6.67% +29.31% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 61 82
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.22% +9.97% -25.03%
10th Percentile £14.13 £14.25 £12.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +23.03% +3.86% -20.62%

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 5,561 11,810 13,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.47% 12.61% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,175 7,265 8,470
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £189 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £401 £390
% change year-on-year +2.37% +2.69% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 574 751
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.16% +10.14% -1.91%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.70 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +2.63%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +23 410 £375 -6.25% 113
UK excluding London +36 289 £400 +6.67% 100
London +7 139 £350 -12.50% 20
South East +61 91 £450 +19.21% 24
North of England +50 81 £350 -13.90% 37
North West +21 46 £350 -17.65% 22
East of England +63 43 £450 +18.03% 4
Midlands +58 28 £450 +15.38% 17
Work from Home +14 28 £350 -6.67% 11
South West +13 23 £545 +45.33% 12
Yorkshire +56 20 £325 -16.13% 14
West Midlands +42 17 £444 +13.78% 12
Scotland +29 17 £350 -6.67% 2
North East +49 15 £350 -17.65% 1
East Midlands +39 11 £450 +38.46% 5
Wales +23 4 £90 -71.20% 5
Northern Ireland +16 2 £140 -53.33%

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 374 (84.23%) DNS
2 293 (65.99%) Windows
3 287 (64.64%) Active Directory
4 201 (45.27%) Windows Server
5 178 (40.09%) VMware
6 173 (38.96%) Microsoft
7 127 (28.60%) Office 365
8 126 (28.38%) TCP/IP
9 122 (27.48%) PowerShell
10 120 (27.03%) Azure
11 117 (26.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 116 (26.13%) Firewall
13 109 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 107 (24.10%) Cisco
15 99 (22.30%) Linux
16 96 (21.62%) ITIL
17 95 (21.40%) WAN
18 91 (20.50%) Security Cleared
18 91 (20.50%) Windows 10
18 91 (20.50%) Windows Server 2016
19 90 (20.27%) LAN
20 81 (18.24%) Migration
21 75 (16.89%) Citrix
22 74 (16.67%) VPN
23 73 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
24 70 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
25 69 (15.54%) Hyper-V
26 66 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
27 63 (14.19%) Cisco Certification
28 61 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 56 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 37 (8.33%) IIS
2 37 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 36 (8.11%) Skype for Business
4 27 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.05%) Apache
7 13 (2.93%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.48%) Confluence
9 8 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.58%) nginx
11 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.68%) Jetty
13 3 (0.68%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.45%) CMS
14 2 (0.45%) MS Project Server
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Traffica
3 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 127 (28.60%) Office 365
2 120 (27.03%) Azure
3 37 (8.33%) AWS
4 33 (7.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (7.43%) IaaS
5 12 (2.70%) GCP
5 12 (2.70%) PaaS
6 11 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.80%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (1.35%) SaaS
9 5 (1.13%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.90%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.68%) Akamai
11 3 (0.68%) G Suite
12 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 374 (84.23%) DNS
2 126 (28.38%) TCP/IP
3 116 (26.13%) Firewall
4 95 (21.40%) WAN
5 90 (20.27%) LAN
6 74 (16.67%) VPN
7 58 (13.06%) SAN
8 46 (10.36%) Skype
9 43 (9.68%) HTTP
10 39 (8.78%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (8.33%) Network Security
12 35 (7.88%) SNMP
13 34 (7.66%) Wireless
14 33 (7.43%) IPv6
15 32 (7.21%) Wireshark
16 31 (6.98%) IPv4
17 30 (6.76%) IPsec
18 28 (6.31%) VLAN
19 27 (6.08%) HTTPS
19 27 (6.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.95%) MySQL
3 8 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.13%) Aerospike
5 5 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.13%) Redis
6 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2019
7 3 (0.68%) Big Data
7 3 (0.68%) DB2
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.15%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.15%) JIRA
3 4 (0.90%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.68%) Artifactory
4 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.68%) GitLab
4 3 (0.68%) JUnit
4 3 (0.68%) Maven
4 3 (0.68%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.68%) Subversion
4 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.68%) TestRail
4 3 (0.68%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.45%) MSI
5 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 22 (4.95%) Finance
2 19 (4.28%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.70%) Legal
5 8 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.35%) Law
7 5 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.90%) Local Government
9 3 (0.68%) Back Office
9 3 (0.68%) Banking
9 3 (0.68%) Military
9 3 (0.68%) Retail
10 2 (0.45%) French Language
10 2 (0.45%) German Language
10 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 55 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (11.94%) Network Engineer
3 36 (8.11%) Analyst
4 31 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 28 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
6 26 (5.86%) Consultant
7 24 (5.41%) Administrator
8 23 (5.18%) Developer
8 23 (5.18%) IT Engineer
9 22 (4.95%) Server Engineer
10 20 (4.50%) Architect
11 18 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (4.05%) IT Support
12 17 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (3.83%) Security Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) Active Directory Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) C Developer
14 15 (3.38%) Senior Network Engineer
15 14 (3.15%) Desktop Support
15 14 (3.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.18%) .NET
2 20 (4.50%) LDAP
3 19 (4.28%) POSIX
3 19 (4.28%) Yocto
4 12 (2.70%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.80%) Middleware
6 6 (1.35%) Node.js
6 6 (1.35%) SOAP
7 5 (1.13%) HTML
7 5 (1.13%) REST
7 5 (1.13%) WebSockets
8 4 (0.90%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.90%) J2EE
8 4 (0.90%) LAMP
8 4 (0.90%) Servlets
9 3 (0.68%) ADSI
9 3 (0.68%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.68%) HTML5
9 3 (0.68%) JSON
9 3 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.77%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 47 (10.59%) PKI
4 41 (9.23%) Clustering
5 27 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.28%) Device Driver
7 18 (4.05%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.83%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.70%) Replication
10 11 (2.48%) User Experience
11 10 (2.25%) CMDB
12 9 (2.03%) Blackberry
12 9 (2.03%) Fibre Optics
13 8 (1.80%) HP StoreVirtual
14 7 (1.58%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (1.35%) Fat Client
15 6 (1.35%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.35%) Thin Client
15 6 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 293 (65.99%) Windows
2 201 (45.27%) Windows Server
3 109 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 99 (22.30%) Linux
5 91 (20.50%) Windows 10
5 91 (20.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 66 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (13.06%) Windows 7
8 25 (5.63%) Unix
8 25 (5.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 23 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.93%) Android
10 13 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.58%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.35%) CatOS
12 6 (1.35%) VMS
13 5 (1.13%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.90%) CentOS
14 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.62%) ITIL
2 81 (18.24%) Migration
3 73 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 57 (12.84%) High Availability
6 31 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (6.76%) Change Management
8 29 (6.53%) Data Protection
8 29 (6.53%) Network Management
9 27 (6.08%) DevOps
9 27 (6.08%) Load Balancing
10 24 (5.41%) Configuration Management
10 24 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (5.41%) Service Management
11 19 (4.28%) Patch Management
11 19 (4.28%) Test Automation
12 17 (3.83%) Incident Management
12 17 (3.83%) Network Design
12 17 (3.83%) Validation
13 15 (3.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 122 (27.48%) PowerShell
2 52 (11.71%) SQL
3 49 (11.04%) Python
4 36 (8.11%) C
5 16 (3.60%) Bash Shell
6 14 (3.15%) Java
7 10 (2.25%) VBScript
8 8 (1.80%) Perl
8 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.58%) Embedded C
9 7 (1.58%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.35%) PHP
11 5 (1.13%) VB
12 4 (0.90%) C#
13 3 (0.68%) C++
14 2 (0.45%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.45%) Lisp
14 2 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.45%) Ruby
15 1 (0.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 91 (20.50%) Security Cleared
2 63 (14.19%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 50 (11.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (10.36%) CCNP
6 39 (8.78%) CCNA
7 30 (6.76%) DV Cleared
8 26 (5.86%) MCSE
9 21 (4.73%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (4.05%) MCSA
11 17 (3.83%) Degree
12 14 (3.15%) CCIE
13 13 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (2.70%) JNCIA
14 12 (2.70%) JNCIP
14 12 (2.70%) JNCIS
15 9 (2.03%) CISSP
16 6 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (1.35%) MCP
17 5 (1.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.83%) SLA
2 9 (2.03%) NCSC
3 7 (1.58%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 287 (64.64%) Active Directory
2 117 (26.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (15.54%) Hyper-V
4 49 (11.04%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (8.78%) vSphere
6 33 (7.43%) XenApp
7 30 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (3.83%) VMware NSX
9 16 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (3.60%) XenDesktop
10 12 (2.70%) Docker
10 12 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.58%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.13%) Squid
13 5 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.90%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (13.06%) SCCM
2 32 (7.21%) SCOM
3 27 (6.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 24 (5.41%) Failover Clustering
5 23 (5.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 22 (4.95%) WSUS
7 21 (4.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (4.28%) vCenter Server
9 15 (3.38%) Puppet
10 14 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (2.93%) Ansible
12 10 (2.25%) SCSM
13 9 (2.03%) AirWatch
13 9 (2.03%) Kubernetes
13 9 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (2.03%) SCDPM
13 9 (2.03%) SCVMM
14 8 (1.80%) PowerCLI
14 8 (1.80%) SafeCom
15 7 (1.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 178 (40.09%) VMware
2 173 (38.96%) Microsoft
3 107 (24.10%) Cisco
4 75 (16.89%) Citrix
5 39 (8.78%) HP
6 37 (8.33%) Juniper
7 36 (8.11%) Dell
8 28 (6.31%) Palo Alto
9 25 (5.63%) SolarWinds
10 24 (5.41%) F5
11 21 (4.73%) CheckPoint
11 21 (4.73%) Symantec
12 18 (4.05%) NetApp
13 17 (3.83%) Red Hat
14 14 (3.15%) ServiceNow
15 13 (2.93%) EMC
16 12 (2.70%) Fortinet
16 12 (2.70%) Sonus
17 11 (2.48%) Oracle
18 10 (2.25%) Sophos