The table below looks at the statistics for DHCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DHCP over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 79 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing DHCP 44 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.78% 1.18% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.85% 4.61% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 20
Average daily rate
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£313 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £138 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £280 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.85 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.11% +142.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £37.50 £13.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.96
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.63%
DHCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
642 672 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.00% 25.68% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 217 243
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

DHCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DHCP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DHCP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DHCP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DHCP across the Berkshire region.

DHCP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

DHCP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

DHCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DHCP across the Berkshire region.

DHCP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DHCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

DHCP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +37 28 £300 +150.00% 8
Maidenhead -1 4 £400 - 2
Bracknell - 4 £400 - 1
Slough -5 3 £285 +62.85% 4
Newbury - 2 £300 -
DHCP
South East

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DHCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DHCP.

1 62 (91.18%) DNS
2 55 (80.88%) Active Directory
3 52 (76.47%) Windows
4 35 (51.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (39.71%) Windows 7
7 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (29.41%) HP
10 19 (27.94%) VMware
10 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
11 18 (26.47%) ITIL
12 17 (25.00%) Linux
12 17 (25.00%) Citrix
12 17 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 16 (23.53%) NetBackup
13 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
14 15 (22.06%) MCSE
15 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
15 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (19.12%) MCITP
16 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (17.65%) EMC
17 12 (17.65%) VPN
17 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
17 12 (17.65%) IPsec
17 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (16.18%) Wireless
18 11 (16.18%) UNIX

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DHCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DHCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Office 365
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (91.18%) DNS
2 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.65%) VPN
3 12 (17.65%) IPsec
4 11 (16.18%) Wireless
4 11 (16.18%) LAN
5 10 (14.71%) WAN
6 9 (13.24%) WLAN
6 9 (13.24%) Firewall
6 9 (13.24%) MPLS
7 6 (8.82%) SAN
8 5 (7.35%) Network Security
9 4 (5.88%) 3G
10 3 (4.41%) 2G
10 3 (4.41%) DSL
10 3 (4.41%) VoIP
10 3 (4.41%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.41%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.94%) tcpdump
11 2 (2.94%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Linux Support
5 4 (5.88%) Linux Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) IT Support
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.41%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Thin Client
1 9 (13.24%) Fat Client
2 8 (11.76%) Replication
3 6 (8.82%) Clustering
4 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.94%) DTV
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (76.47%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (39.71%) Windows 7
5 17 (25.00%) Linux
6 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (16.18%) UNIX
8 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Service Management
3 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.24%) Network Architecture
3 9 (13.24%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.29%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (10.29%) Incident Management
4 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.82%) Network Design
6 4 (5.88%) Validation
7 3 (4.41%) Migration
7 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.41%) Process Management
7 3 (4.41%) Time Management
7 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.94%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.94%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.94%) Change Management
8 2 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.94%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) C
2 9 (13.24%) Perl
2 9 (13.24%) VB
2 9 (13.24%) Korn
2 9 (13.24%) Bourne shell
3 3 (4.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) VBScript
4 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
3 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 15 (22.06%) MCSE
5 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (19.12%) MCITP
6 10 (14.71%) CCNP
7 8 (11.76%) MCTS
8 7 (10.29%) HNC
8 7 (10.29%) CCA
8 7 (10.29%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (8.82%) Degree
10 3 (4.41%) CCNA
10 3 (4.41%) ISEB
10 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.94%) PhD
12 1 (1.47%) CCIE
12 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (80.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.71%) NFS
4 8 (11.76%) Terminal Services
5 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.82%) vSphere
7 5 (7.35%) XenApp
8 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (4.41%) ProxySG
9 3 (4.41%) DFS Replication
10 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
11 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.47%) XenServer
11 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.47%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) NetBackup
2 10 (14.71%) Nagios
3 9 (13.24%) SCCM
4 6 (8.82%) WSUS
4 6 (8.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (4.41%) SCOM
5 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 20 (29.41%) HP
3 19 (27.94%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 17 (25.00%) Citrix
5 12 (17.65%) EMC
6 10 (14.71%) Isilon
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco
8 6 (8.82%) F5
9 5 (7.35%) Altiris
9 5 (7.35%) Veritas
9 5 (7.35%) Symantec
10 3 (4.41%) Dell
10 3 (4.41%) IBM
10 3 (4.41%) Juniper
10 3 (4.41%) CA
10 3 (4.41%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.94%) NetApp
11 2 (2.94%) SAP
12 1 (1.47%) Oracle
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