The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 60 96 109
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +13
Contract jobs citing DHCP 85 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 1.00% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.46% 7.57% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 10
Average daily rate £280 £220 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.26% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £135 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £236 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £290 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.10% -42.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £25.97 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% +46.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.91 £14.60 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £26.12 £30.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -40.38%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DHCP
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +22 43 £350 +45.83% 2
Lancashire +3 26 £245 - 1
Manchester -13 14 £380 +141.26% 9
Merseyside +3 1 - -
DHCP
England

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 124 (96.12%) DNS
2 74 (57.36%) Windows
3 58 (44.96%) Active Directory
4 44 (34.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 39 (30.23%) Citrix
7 38 (29.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (28.68%) VMware
9 36 (27.91%) Firewall
10 33 (25.58%) ITIL
11 32 (24.81%) Security Cleared
11 32 (24.81%) vSphere
12 31 (24.03%) Migration
13 28 (21.71%) HP
13 28 (21.71%) WAN
13 28 (21.71%) SCCM
14 27 (20.93%) LAN
15 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (18.60%) XenApp
17 23 (17.83%) SC Cleared
18 20 (15.50%) CentOS
18 20 (15.50%) Data Migration
18 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (15.50%) Windows 7
18 20 (15.50%) Amazon EC2
18 20 (15.50%) Amazon S3
18 20 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (15.50%) Open Source
18 20 (15.50%) Puppet
18 20 (15.50%) Hudson

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.85%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (7.75%) IIS
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.20%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.43%) Apache
6 7 (5.43%) nginx
6 7 (5.43%) Jetty
6 7 (5.43%) WebSphere
6 7 (5.43%) OpenStack
7 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (3.10%) Lync
10 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.50%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (15.50%) Amazon S3
1 20 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (15.50%) Route 53
1 20 (15.50%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (6.98%) SaaS
2 9 (6.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (96.12%) DNS
2 36 (27.91%) Firewall
3 28 (21.71%) WAN
4 27 (20.93%) LAN
5 20 (15.50%) TCP/IP
6 16 (12.40%) SAN
7 12 (9.30%) VLAN
8 11 (8.53%) VPN
8 11 (8.53%) Wireless
9 9 (6.98%) BGP
10 8 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (6.20%) HTTP
11 7 (5.43%) 3G
11 7 (5.43%) NetScaler
12 6 (4.65%) Internet
12 6 (4.65%) SMS
13 5 (3.88%) DMZ
13 5 (3.88%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (3.10%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.43%) Big Data
2 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Hudson
1 20 (15.50%) Maven
1 20 (15.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.43%) JUnit
2 7 (5.43%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Local Government
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.40%) Migration Engineer
2 15 (11.63%) Support Engineer
2 15 (11.63%) Data Migration Engineer
3 11 (8.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.75%) Architect
4 10 (7.75%) Consultant
4 10 (7.75%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) Network Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
6 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.88%) Administrator
8 4 (3.10%) Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (2.33%) Storage Manager
9 3 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (1.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) Servlets
2 4 (3.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Open Source
2 8 (6.20%) Clustering
3 7 (5.43%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.43%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.88%) Firmware
5 3 (2.33%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.33%) e-Health
6 2 (1.55%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) iPad
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (57.36%) Windows
2 44 (34.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (29.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (15.50%) CentOS
4 20 (15.50%) Windows 7
5 15 (11.63%) Windows XP
6 11 (8.53%) Windows 8
6 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.75%) Linux
8 3 (2.33%) Solaris
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.78%) UNIX
10 1 (0.78%) AIX
10 1 (0.78%) HPUX
10 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.58%) ITIL
2 31 (24.03%) Migration
3 20 (15.50%) Data Migration
3 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (15.50%) Configuration Management
4 13 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.30%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.75%) Service Management
6 10 (7.75%) Customer Engagement
6 10 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (5.43%) Performance Testing
7 7 (5.43%) JVM Tuning
8 6 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.65%) Project Management
9 5 (3.88%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.10%) Network Management
10 4 (3.10%) CRM
11 3 (2.33%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.43%) Java
2 7 (5.43%) Ruby
3 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.55%) AppleScript
4 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.78%) Perl
5 1 (0.78%) VB
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (24.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.83%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (11.63%) MCSE
5 13 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (6.98%) CCNP
7 6 (4.65%) MCP
8 5 (3.88%) MCITP
9 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.10%) CCNA
9 4 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.33%) BC Cleared
10 3 (2.33%) MCTS
10 3 (2.33%) Degree
11 1 (0.78%) CCIE
11 1 (0.78%) CCDP
11 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (44.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.81%) vSphere
3 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (18.60%) XenApp
5 18 (13.95%) Hyper-V
6 15 (11.63%) XenDesktop
7 14 (10.85%) XenServer
8 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.10%) Terminal Server
9 4 (3.10%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.33%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.33%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.78%) Samba
12 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 28 (21.71%) SCCM
2 20 (15.50%) Puppet
2 20 (15.50%) Vagrant
3 19 (14.73%) PureDisk
3 19 (14.73%) SCOM
4 10 (7.75%) SCSM
5 9 (6.98%) WSUS
6 6 (4.65%) Backup Exec
6 6 (4.65%) WMI
6 6 (4.65%) MOM
7 4 (3.10%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.33%) Netcool
8 3 (2.33%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 42 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 39 (30.23%) Citrix
3 37 (28.68%) VMware
4 28 (21.71%) HP
5 20 (15.50%) Cisco
5 20 (15.50%) Red Hat
6 18 (13.95%) RightScale
7 15 (11.63%) Dell
8 12 (9.30%) Compaq
9 9 (6.98%) Juniper
10 8 (6.20%) Avaya
11 7 (5.43%) F5
11 7 (5.43%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.88%) IBM
13 4 (3.10%) 3PAR
13 4 (3.10%) NetApp
14 3 (2.33%) SAP
14 3 (2.33%) EMC
14 3 (2.33%) Nortel
14 3 (2.33%) Symantec