Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 229 259
Rank change year-on-year -8 +30 -31
Contract jobs citing DHCP 1,030 1,178 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.17% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.01% 8.73% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 778 561
UK median daily rate £400 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -8.82% +0.74%
10th Percentile £174 £149 £155
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £288 £338
% change year-on-year +31.30% -14.81% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 78 61
UK median hourly rate £18.06 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -15.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.35 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.38 £49.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £17.00 £22.68
% change year-on-year +6.21% -25.03% -1.41%

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 11,434 13,495 12,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 13.39% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,066 8,351 7,706
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +2.61% +3.06%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £208
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 736 730
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.24 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -6.71% -17.49%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.03 £19.90
% change year-on-year -8.04% -4.37% -20.40%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +13 937 £400 +23.08% 89
UK excluding London -12 601 £378 +31.30% 69
London -4 407 £425 +13.33% 23
South East +35 198 £375 +15.38% 19
North of England +2 147 £425 +46.55% 29
North West +48 90 £450 +28.57% 20
South West +3 75 £363 +53.44% 6
Midlands -2 57 £390 +44.44% 6
East of England -6 51 £381 +19.14% 6
Scotland -46 50 £375 +37.61% 2
Yorkshire +31 48 £425 +31.78% 7
West Midlands -9 37 £413 +37.50% 4
East Midlands +14 20 £303 +132.69% 2
Wales -1 18 £319 -1.92%
North East -58 9 £300 +5.26% 2
Northern Ireland +6 5 £300 +121.81%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 936 (90.87%) DNS
2 637 (61.84%) Windows
3 605 (58.74%) Active Directory
4 487 (47.28%) Microsoft
5 400 (38.83%) VMware
6 350 (33.98%) Windows Server
7 325 (31.55%) TCP/IP
8 284 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 280 (27.18%) Cisco
10 273 (26.50%) Firewall
11 250 (24.27%) Linux
12 243 (23.59%) Office 365
13 230 (22.33%) WAN
14 225 (21.84%) ITIL
15 219 (21.26%) PowerShell
16 214 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 210 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 202 (19.61%) LAN
19 200 (19.42%) SCCM
20 199 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
21 195 (18.93%) Citrix
22 184 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 182 (17.67%) VPN
24 177 (17.18%) Windows 10
25 160 (15.53%) Hyper-V
26 157 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
26 157 (15.24%) SSL
27 151 (14.66%) IPsec
28 147 (14.27%) HTTP
29 143 (13.88%) DevOps

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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 106 (10.29%) IIS
3 98 (9.51%) Skype for Business
4 91 (8.83%) SharePoint
5 59 (5.73%) Apache
6 53 (5.15%) Tomcat
7 52 (5.05%) nginx
8 48 (4.66%) WebSphere
9 44 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 44 (4.27%) Jetty
9 44 (4.27%) Mongrel
10 27 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (1.17%) Confluence
14 9 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.78%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 122 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.097%) Maya
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.097%) NUKE
6 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.097%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.39%) Relativity
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) Eikon
4 1 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.097%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 243 (23.59%) Office 365
2 214 (20.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 59 (5.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 55 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
7 52 (5.05%) IaaS
8 45 (4.37%) Google App Engine
9 25 (2.43%) PaaS
10 20 (1.94%) SaaS
11 13 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (1.07%) Mimecast
13 11 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.97%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.87%) Serverless
16 8 (0.78%) Yammer
17 7 (0.68%) Akamai
18 5 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 936 (90.87%) DNS
2 325 (31.55%) TCP/IP
3 273 (26.50%) Firewall
4 230 (22.33%) WAN
5 202 (19.61%) LAN
6 182 (17.67%) VPN
7 157 (15.24%) SSL
8 151 (14.66%) IPsec
9 147 (14.27%) HTTP
10 131 (12.72%) FTP
11 122 (11.84%) SAN
12 93 (9.03%) Skype
13 92 (8.93%) Wireless
14 88 (8.54%) VLAN
15 73 (7.09%) MPLS
16 64 (6.21%) OSPF
17 60 (5.83%) Network Security
18 59 (5.73%) BGP
19 56 (5.44%) VoIP
20 55 (5.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.60%) MySQL
3 63 (6.12%) RDBMS
3 63 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 60 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 59 (5.73%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 111 (10.78%) Jenkins
2 100 (9.71%) Travis CI
3 17 (1.65%) JIRA
4 15 (1.46%) MSI
5 14 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.68%) Hudson
8 5 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.39%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.39%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.39%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.19%) Ant
11 2 (0.19%) AutoIt
11 2 (0.19%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.19%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.097%) Burp Suite
12 1 (0.097%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 141 (13.69%) Finance
2 50 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.59%) Banking
4 23 (2.23%) Retail
5 16 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.36%) Law
6 14 (1.36%) Legal
7 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.58%) Advertising
8 6 (0.58%) Electronics
9 3 (0.29%) Back Office
9 3 (0.29%) Marketing
9 3 (0.29%) Military
10 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.19%) Local Government
10 2 (0.19%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.19%) Publishing
11 1 (0.097%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.097%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 141 (13.69%) Network Engineer
3 110 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 91 (8.83%) Analyst
5 86 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 54 (5.24%) Architect
7 52 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 50 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 50 (4.85%) Consultant
9 48 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
10 47 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 41 (3.98%) IT Support
12 40 (3.88%) Desktop Support
13 36 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 32 (3.11%) IT Engineer
15 29 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
16 28 (2.72%) Infrastructure Support
16 28 (2.72%) Support Analyst
17 27 (2.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 26 (2.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.92%) .NET
2 46 (4.47%) J2EE
3 44 (4.27%) Servlets
4 30 (2.91%) LDAP
5 26 (2.52%) 802.1X
6 21 (2.04%) Web Services
7 13 (1.26%) XML
8 11 (1.07%) CSS
9 9 (0.87%) jQuery
9 9 (0.87%) Software Packaging
9 9 (0.87%) XMPP
9 9 (0.87%) XSLT
10 8 (0.78%) HTML
10 8 (0.78%) Middleware
10 8 (0.78%) ModSecurity
11 6 (0.58%) OAuth
12 5 (0.49%) JSON
12 5 (0.49%) OAuth2
12 5 (0.49%) OpenID
13 4 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 113 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.09%) PKI
3 64 (6.21%) Clustering
4 57 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 39 (3.79%) Fat Client
6 39 (3.79%) Thin Client
7 29 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.72%) Replication
9 27 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (2.43%) User Experience
11 19 (1.84%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (1.55%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.26%) EMC VNX
15 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.97%) NHS
16 7 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
17 6 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 637 (61.84%) Windows
2 350 (33.98%) Windows Server
3 250 (24.27%) Linux
4 210 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 199 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 177 (17.18%) Windows 10
7 123 (11.94%) Windows 7
8 53 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.59%) Unix
9 37 (3.59%) Windows 8
10 33 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (2.72%) Android
12 20 (1.94%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.65%) Solaris
14 16 (1.55%) Mac OS
14 16 (1.55%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.17%) CentOS
16 11 (1.07%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.87%) Debian
18 8 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (21.84%) ITIL
2 184 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 143 (13.88%) DevOps
4 137 (13.30%) Configuration Management
5 133 (12.91%) Migration
6 107 (10.39%) Open Source
7 106 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
8 105 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (6.89%) High Availability
11 69 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 64 (6.21%) Test Automation
13 63 (6.12%) Service Management
14 62 (6.02%) Microservices
15 59 (5.73%) Change Management
16 54 (5.24%) Target Operating Model
16 54 (5.24%) Thought Leadership
17 51 (4.95%) OO
18 50 (4.85%) OOP
19 47 (4.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (21.26%) PowerShell
2 118 (11.46%) Java
3 89 (8.64%) SQL
4 69 (6.70%) Python
5 31 (3.01%) Bash Shell
6 29 (2.82%) VBScript
7 26 (2.52%) Perl
8 20 (1.94%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.65%) VB
11 14 (1.36%) C
12 9 (0.87%) C++
13 8 (0.78%) Ruby
14 7 (0.68%) PHP
15 6 (0.58%) C#
16 4 (0.39%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.29%) Go
17 3 (0.29%) Korn
17 3 (0.29%) R
17 3 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 129 (12.52%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (11.65%) Security Cleared
3 97 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (7.77%) CCNA
5 67 (6.50%) MCSE
6 61 (5.92%) SC Cleared
7 53 (5.15%) CCNP
8 47 (4.56%) Degree
9 40 (3.88%) MCSA
10 39 (3.79%) MCP
11 33 (3.20%) DV Cleared
12 32 (3.11%) CCIE
13 16 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.36%) DBS Check
14 14 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.17%) MCDST
15 12 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 10 (0.97%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.34%) SLA
2 16 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.36%) GDPR
4 11 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.49%) PMO
7 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.39%) HL7
7 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) QA
9 1 (0.097%) COBIT
9 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 605 (58.74%) Active Directory
2 284 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (15.53%) Hyper-V
4 116 (11.26%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (8.64%) Virtual Machines
6 84 (8.16%) XenApp
7 73 (7.09%) XenDesktop
8 65 (6.31%) vSphere
9 47 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 46 (4.47%) Xen
11 29 (2.82%) DFS Replication
12 27 (2.62%) Docker
13 23 (2.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 23 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
15 15 (1.46%) Squid
15 15 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (1.07%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.87%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 200 (19.42%) SCCM
2 139 (13.50%) Puppet
3 74 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (5.15%) SCOM
5 52 (5.05%) WSUS
6 46 (4.47%) Ansible
7 37 (3.59%) Failover Clustering
8 35 (3.40%) Terraform
9 29 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 27 (2.62%) Kubernetes
10 27 (2.62%) SCVMM
11 24 (2.33%) vCenter Server
12 23 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 20 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
14 15 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 14 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 14 (1.36%) SCSM
16 12 (1.17%) FortiGate
16 12 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 12 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 487 (47.28%) Microsoft
2 400 (38.83%) VMware
3 280 (27.18%) Cisco
4 195 (18.93%) Citrix
5 95 (9.22%) HP
6 78 (7.57%) CheckPoint
7 76 (7.38%) Dell
8 73 (7.09%) Google
9 56 (5.44%) Juniper
10 53 (5.15%) F5
11 44 (4.27%) Palo Alto
12 42 (4.08%) Symantec
13 37 (3.59%) McAfee
13 37 (3.59%) SolarWinds
14 36 (3.50%) Red Hat
15 33 (3.20%) Oracle
16 28 (2.72%) Apple
16 28 (2.72%) Blue Coat
16 28 (2.72%) EMC
16 28 (2.72%) NetApp