Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 318 269 185
Rank change year-on-year -49 -84 +93
Contract jobs citing DHCP 718 407 1,030
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.96% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 7.68% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 251 698
10th Percentile £184 £188 £166
25th Percentile £258 £300 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £390 £375
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £514 £488 £475
90th Percentile £586 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 58
10th Percentile £18.13 £14.25 £13.25
25th Percentile £20.51 £15.38 £15.68
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.52 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +32.29% -2.53% +2.70%
75th Percentile £41.44 £37.88 £25.00
90th Percentile £46.71 £40.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.01 £16.50
% change year-on-year +19.38% +9.15% +6.45%

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 9,591 5,299 9,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.92% 12.48% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,328 3,376 6,074
10th Percentile £210 £200 £180
25th Percentile £363 £323 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £410
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £515
90th Percentile £699 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 270 550
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.10 £13.38
25th Percentile £15.75 £16.30 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.38
Median % change year-on-year -37.10% +63.63% +18.75%
75th Percentile £47.45 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.26 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -37.68% +62.50% +14.88%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -51 615 £395 +1.28% 467
UK excluding London -47 386 £344 -8.33% 363
London -58 234 £465 +12.73% 119
Work from Home -73 135 £425 +13.33% 74
South East -60 113 £375 -12.28% 86
North of England -4 84 £316 +13.35% 106
East of England -20 63 £425 +23.19% 41
Midlands -37 56 £250 +7.53% 69
North West -19 47 £294 +5.29% 59
West Midlands -27 38 £198 -49.84% 44
Yorkshire -7 37 £363 +46.76% 40
South West -60 32 £350 -6.67% 42
Scotland -46 25 £400 +14.29% 14
East Midlands -25 17 £375 +212.50% 25
Wales -12 12 £427 +18.63% 3
Northern Ireland -4 3 £140 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 656 (91.36%) DNS
2 490 (68.25%) Active Directory
3 478 (66.57%) Windows
4 381 (53.06%) Microsoft
5 299 (41.64%) VMware
6 280 (39.00%) Microsoft 365
7 265 (36.91%) Azure
8 257 (35.79%) Windows Server
9 247 (34.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 223 (31.06%) PowerShell
11 215 (29.94%) Firewall
12 196 (27.30%) Social Skills
13 180 (25.07%) TCP/IP
14 171 (23.82%) Cisco
15 164 (22.84%) ITIL
16 158 (22.01%) WAN
17 154 (21.45%) LAN
17 154 (21.45%) Windows 10
18 147 (20.47%) SCCM
19 135 (18.80%) Migration
20 127 (17.69%) VPN
21 125 (17.41%) Hyper-V
22 111 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
23 107 (14.90%) Linux
24 104 (14.48%) Finance
25 102 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
26 99 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
27 96 (13.37%) Data Centre
27 96 (13.37%) SQL Server
28 95 (13.23%) Citrix

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 90 (12.53%) MS Exchange
2 68 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.18%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (3.06%) IIS
7 15 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.95%) Confluence
9 9 (1.25%) JBoss
9 9 (1.25%) NetWeaver
9 9 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.70%) Apache
11 3 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.14%) nginx
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 87 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) assyst
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 280 (39.00%) Microsoft 365
2 265 (36.91%) Azure
3 85 (11.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 82 (11.42%) AWS
5 40 (5.57%) IaaS
6 38 (5.29%) OneDrive
7 31 (4.32%) GCP
8 27 (3.76%) PaaS
8 27 (3.76%) SaaS
9 21 (2.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 18 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (1.95%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.95%) Route 53
11 14 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.81%) Azure Monitor
12 13 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 11 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 10 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 656 (91.36%) DNS
2 215 (29.94%) Firewall
3 180 (25.07%) TCP/IP
4 158 (22.01%) WAN
5 154 (21.45%) LAN
6 127 (17.69%) VPN
7 78 (10.86%) VLAN
8 66 (9.19%) BGP
9 58 (8.08%) Wi-Fi
10 54 (7.52%) OSPF
10 54 (7.52%) Wireless
11 53 (7.38%) IPsec
11 53 (7.38%) Network Security
12 49 (6.82%) SAN
13 42 (5.85%) MPLS
14 40 (5.57%) Internet
15 39 (5.43%) SD-WAN
15 39 (5.43%) Skype
16 37 (5.15%) VoIP
17 33 (4.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.51%) MySQL
4 10 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.25%) DB2
5 9 (1.25%) Power BI
5 9 (1.25%) SAP HANA
6 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.42%) DTS
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.28%) Redis
11 1 (0.14%) GIS
11 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 26 (3.62%) JIRA
2 16 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.09%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (0.97%) GitLab
6 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.56%) Subversion
6 4 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.42%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.28%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.28%) JMeter
8 2 (0.28%) Maven
8 2 (0.28%) TestRail
9 1 (0.14%) AppScan
9 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Genymotion
9 1 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 196 (27.30%) Social Skills
2 104 (14.48%) Finance
3 50 (6.96%) Public Sector
4 39 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.18%) Banking
6 25 (3.48%) Documentation Skills
7 18 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
8 16 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (2.09%) Retail
10 12 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.25%) Military
13 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.84%) Back Office
14 6 (0.84%) Local Government
15 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.42%) Automotive
16 3 (0.42%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (12.12%) Support Engineer
2 78 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (10.86%) Network Engineer
3 64 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 55 (7.66%) Desktop Support
5 51 (7.10%) Architect
6 46 (6.41%) Consultant
7 44 (6.13%) Analyst
8 41 (5.71%) IT Support
9 38 (5.29%) IT Engineer
10 37 (5.15%) Administrator
11 35 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 34 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
12 34 (4.74%) Wintel Engineer
13 33 (4.60%) Security Engineer
14 32 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
15 28 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
16 27 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 25 (3.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 24 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.92%) 802.1X
2 18 (2.51%) LDAP
3 15 (2.09%) XMPP
4 14 (1.95%) Middleware
5 12 (1.67%) .NET
6 11 (1.53%) Web Services
7 10 (1.39%) REST
8 9 (1.25%) SAP Basis
9 7 (0.97%) SOAP
10 6 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.84%) SAML
11 4 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.56%) LAMP
12 3 (0.42%) RESTful
13 2 (0.28%) Kafka
13 2 (0.28%) Sensu
13 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.28%) SPNEGO
13 2 (0.28%) XML
14 1 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.37%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.52%) PKI
3 53 (7.38%) Public Cloud
3 53 (7.38%) Replication
4 32 (4.46%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.62%) Clustering
6 22 (3.06%) Private Cloud
7 20 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.37%) iPad
9 15 (2.09%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.25%) CMDB
11 9 (1.25%) iPhone
12 8 (1.11%) NHS
12 8 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.97%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.84%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 478 (66.57%) Windows
2 257 (35.79%) Windows Server
3 154 (21.45%) Windows 10
4 107 (14.90%) Linux
5 102 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (13.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 69 (9.61%) Windows Server 2019
9 53 (7.38%) Windows 7
10 45 (6.27%) Unix
11 31 (4.32%) Apple iOS
12 26 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (3.48%) Android
14 16 (2.23%) Mac OS
14 16 (2.23%) Ubuntu
15 15 (2.09%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.39%) Windows 8
17 9 (1.25%) AIX
17 9 (1.25%) CentOS
17 9 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (22.84%) ITIL
2 135 (18.80%) Migration
3 111 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
4 85 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 67 (9.33%) Change Management
5 67 (9.33%) Load Balancing
6 63 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 48 (6.69%) High Availability
9 47 (6.55%) Incident Management
10 46 (6.41%) Service Management
11 43 (5.99%) DevOps
12 42 (5.85%) Mobile Device Management
13 40 (5.57%) Identity Management
13 40 (5.57%) Network Management
13 40 (5.57%) Patch Management
14 39 (5.43%) Infrastructure as Code
15 36 (5.01%) Information Security
16 34 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
16 34 (4.74%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 223 (31.06%) PowerShell
2 84 (11.70%) SQL
3 56 (7.80%) VBScript
4 33 (4.60%) Python
4 33 (4.60%) VB
5 28 (3.90%) Bash
6 16 (2.23%) Perl
7 14 (1.95%) JavaScript
8 13 (1.81%) Java
9 10 (1.39%) C
10 6 (0.84%) PHP
11 5 (0.70%) VBA
12 4 (0.56%) C#
12 4 (0.56%) Go
13 2 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) Rust
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 89 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (11.70%) Security Cleared
3 71 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 69 (9.61%) CCNP
5 57 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (7.66%) Degree
7 45 (6.27%) CCNA
8 37 (5.15%) MCSE
9 28 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 26 (3.62%) MCSA
11 19 (2.65%) CCIE
12 18 (2.51%) MCP
12 18 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (2.37%) DV Cleared
14 16 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.53%) JNCIP
17 8 (1.11%) MCITP
17 8 (1.11%) MCTS
18 7 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (10.45%) SLA
2 26 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.37%) GDPR
5 9 (1.25%) COBIT
6 8 (1.11%) QA
7 6 (0.84%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.84%) SOC 2
8 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.42%) GxP
8 3 (0.42%) NCSC
8 3 (0.42%) NIST
9 2 (0.28%) PMO
10 1 (0.14%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.14%) DICOM
10 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.14%) HL7
10 1 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 490 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 247 (34.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (17.41%) Hyper-V
4 70 (9.75%) vSphere
5 40 (5.57%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (5.01%) XenApp
8 28 (3.90%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (3.76%) BitLocker
10 24 (3.34%) NFS
11 23 (3.20%) XenDesktop
12 19 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (2.09%) Docker
13 15 (2.09%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (1.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 11 (1.53%) Firmware
15 11 (1.53%) KVM
16 8 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.97%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.84%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 147 (20.47%) SCCM
2 79 (11.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 72 (10.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 44 (6.13%) WSUS
5 40 (5.57%) Ansible
6 38 (5.29%) Terraform
7 36 (5.01%) vCenter Server
8 24 (3.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (3.34%) Single Sign-On
9 23 (3.20%) SCOM
10 21 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (2.79%) Kubernetes
11 20 (2.79%) NetBackup
12 15 (2.09%) AirWatch
12 15 (2.09%) AppManager
13 14 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (1.95%) Puppet
14 9 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 381 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 299 (41.64%) VMware
3 171 (23.82%) Cisco
4 95 (13.23%) Citrix
5 54 (7.52%) HP
6 50 (6.96%) Dell
7 42 (5.85%) SolarWinds
8 41 (5.71%) Ivanti
9 39 (5.43%) Juniper
10 36 (5.01%) McAfee
11 34 (4.74%) Meraki
12 32 (4.46%) ServiceNow
13 31 (4.32%) F5
13 31 (4.32%) Oracle
14 30 (4.18%) Symantec
15 28 (3.90%) Apple
16 27 (3.76%) Infoblox
16 27 (3.76%) Palo Alto
17 24 (3.34%) Red Hat
17 24 (3.34%) Splunk