The table below looks at the statistics for DHCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DHCP over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 74 95 123
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +28
Contract jobs citing DHCP 62 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 1.25% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.51% 9.73% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 3
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£275 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -17.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £17.60 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.60 £31.56 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
DHCP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
459 370 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 12.80% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 181 180
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £488 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

DHCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DHCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DHCP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

DHCP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

DHCP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

DHCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

DHCP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DHCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

DHCP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Cheshire +5 16 £425 +78.94% 4
Manchester -9 12 £175 -46.15% 5
Merseyside +1 2 - - 1
Cumbria -3 1 - - 1
DHCP
England

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 146 (96.69%) DNS
2 110 (72.85%) Windows
3 97 (64.24%) Active Directory
4 76 (50.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (49.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 66 (43.71%) VMware
7 63 (41.72%) Citrix
8 46 (30.46%) Microsoft
9 41 (27.15%) XenApp
10 40 (26.49%) HP
11 39 (25.83%) MS Exchange
12 36 (23.84%) Firewall
12 36 (23.84%) XenServer
13 34 (22.52%) SCCM
14 33 (21.85%) ITIL
15 32 (21.19%) Security Cleared
16 31 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (20.53%) Hyper-V
17 30 (19.87%) SC Cleared
18 28 (18.54%) Windows XP
19 27 (17.88%) TCP/IP
20 26 (17.22%) LAN
21 25 (16.56%) SharePoint
21 25 (16.56%) SAN
21 25 (16.56%) Red Hat
21 25 (16.56%) Configuration Management
21 25 (16.56%) XenDesktop
22 24 (15.89%) CentOS
22 24 (15.89%) Dell
22 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 39 (25.83%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.56%) SharePoint
3 24 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (9.27%) IIS
6 12 (7.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (6.62%) Lync
8 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (5.96%) Tomcat
9 7 (4.64%) Apache
9 7 (4.64%) WebSphere
9 7 (4.64%) Jetty
9 7 (4.64%) nginx
9 7 (4.64%) OpenStack
9 7 (4.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.66%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (9.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (14.57%) Amazon EC2
1 22 (14.57%) Amazon S3
1 22 (14.57%) Route 53
1 22 (14.57%) Amazon ELB
2 15 (9.93%) SaaS
2 15 (9.93%) PaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 146 (96.69%) DNS
2 36 (23.84%) Firewall
3 27 (17.88%) TCP/IP
4 26 (17.22%) LAN
5 25 (16.56%) SAN
6 21 (13.91%) WAN
7 15 (9.93%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (9.27%) Wireless
8 14 (9.27%) 3G
8 14 (9.27%) SMS
9 11 (7.28%) VLAN
10 9 (5.96%) VPN
11 8 (5.30%) HTTP
12 6 (3.97%) BGP
12 6 (3.97%) Internet
12 6 (3.97%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (3.31%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (3.31%) DMZ
14 4 (2.65%) Wireshark
14 4 (2.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (4.64%) Big Data
2 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (14.57%) Maven
1 22 (14.57%) Hudson
1 22 (14.57%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.64%) Cucumber
2 7 (4.64%) JUnit
3 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.99%) Local Government
3 1 (0.66%) German Language
3 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.66%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (15.23%) Support Engineer
2 16 (10.60%) Analyst
3 15 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) Server Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.62%) Wintel Analyst
6 9 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Windows Server Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Administrator
8 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Architect
8 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.31%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) Servlets
2 5 (3.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Open Source
2 20 (13.25%) Clustering
3 8 (5.30%) Thin Client
3 8 (5.30%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.97%) Smartcard
4 6 (3.97%) Firmware
5 4 (2.65%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 110 (72.85%) Windows
2 76 (50.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (49.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (18.54%) Windows XP
5 24 (15.89%) CentOS
6 23 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (14.57%) Windows 7
8 14 (9.27%) Linux
9 4 (2.65%) Solaris
10 3 (1.99%) UNIX
10 3 (1.99%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.85%) ITIL
2 25 (16.56%) Configuration Management
3 22 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (14.57%) DevOps
4 21 (13.91%) Migration
5 11 (7.28%) Project Management
5 11 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.96%) High Availability
7 7 (4.64%) JVM Tuning
7 7 (4.64%) Performance Testing
8 6 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.97%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.97%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.31%) CRM
10 4 (2.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.65%) Capacity Management
11 3 (1.99%) Problem Management
11 3 (1.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.99%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.58%) SQL
2 7 (4.64%) Java
2 7 (4.64%) Ruby
2 7 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.31%) C
4 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.87%) SC Cleared
3 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (14.57%) MCSE
5 9 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.97%) MCP
6 6 (3.97%) CCNP
7 3 (1.99%) CCNA
7 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.99%) MCITP
8 1 (0.66%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.66%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.66%) CCDP
8 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.66%) MCSA
8 1 (0.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.93%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 97 (64.24%) Active Directory
2 41 (27.15%) XenApp
3 36 (23.84%) XenServer
4 31 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (20.53%) Hyper-V
5 25 (16.56%) XenDesktop
6 22 (14.57%) vSphere
7 8 (5.30%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.64%) ISA Server
8 7 (4.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.65%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.66%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (22.52%) SCCM
2 23 (15.23%) SCOM
3 22 (14.57%) Puppet
3 22 (14.57%) Vagrant
4 11 (7.28%) Backup Exec
5 8 (5.30%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.65%) SCSM
6 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.99%) WSUS
8 2 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.66%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.66%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 66 (43.71%) VMware
2 63 (41.72%) Citrix
3 46 (30.46%) Microsoft
4 40 (26.49%) HP
5 25 (16.56%) Red Hat
6 24 (15.89%) Dell
7 23 (15.23%) Cisco
8 21 (13.91%) RightScale
9 17 (11.26%) Compaq
10 8 (5.30%) Juniper
10 8 (5.30%) AppSense
11 7 (4.64%) IBM
12 6 (3.97%) F5
13 5 (3.31%) Blue Coat
14 4 (2.65%) Symantec
14 4 (2.65%) McAfee
14 4 (2.65%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.65%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.65%) Avaya
15 3 (1.99%) EMC
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