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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 83 94 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs citing DHCP 59 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 1.25% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.97% 8.06% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 3
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£301 £223 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.89% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £211 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £270 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £11.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.60 £31.56 £25.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
455 434 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.98% 15.44% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 210 179
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 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
Lancashire -12 22 £300 +34.54% 1
Cheshire +18 18 £428 +90.00% 5
Merseyside +5 9 - - 1
Manchester -13 5 £263 -4.54% 8
Cumbria - - - - 1
DHCP
England

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 99 (90.83%) DNS
2 84 (77.06%) Windows
3 72 (66.06%) Active Directory
4 61 (55.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (53.21%) VMware
6 57 (52.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (44.95%) Citrix
8 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
9 31 (28.44%) MS Exchange
9 31 (28.44%) XenApp
10 27 (24.77%) SCCM
11 25 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (22.02%) XenServer
12 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
12 24 (22.02%) HP
13 23 (21.10%) Windows XP
13 23 (21.10%) Hyper-V
14 21 (19.27%) ITIL
15 19 (17.43%) SCOM
15 19 (17.43%) Windows 7
15 19 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
16 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
16 18 (16.51%) SAN
17 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
18 16 (14.68%) Migration
18 16 (14.68%) Cisco
19 15 (13.76%) MCSE

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 31 (28.44%) MS Exchange
2 19 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.93%) SharePoint
3 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (9.17%) IIS
5 7 (6.42%) Apache
5 7 (6.42%) Lync
6 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.59%) Jetty
6 5 (4.59%) nginx
6 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.84%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (8.26%) Amazon S3
2 9 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.26%) Route 53
2 9 (8.26%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (7.34%) SaaS
4 7 (6.42%) PaaS
5 5 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.59%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.83%) Office 365
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 99 (90.83%) DNS
2 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.51%) SAN
4 15 (13.76%) Firewall
5 13 (11.93%) SMS
6 11 (10.09%) LAN
6 11 (10.09%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (8.26%) 3G
8 7 (6.42%) WAN
8 7 (6.42%) HTTP
8 7 (6.42%) Wireless
9 6 (5.50%) VLAN
10 5 (4.59%) FTP
10 5 (4.59%) NAS
10 5 (4.59%) IPsec
11 4 (3.67%) Wireshark
12 3 (2.75%) MPLS
12 3 (2.75%) SSL
13 2 (1.83%) VPN
13 2 (1.83%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.83%) Big Data
3 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.26%) Hudson
2 9 (8.26%) Maven
3 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.83%) JUnit
3 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (3.67%) Local Government
2 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.92%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (12.84%) Analyst
2 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.26%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.26%) Wintel Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Server Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.50%) Administrator
6 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Network Administrator
9 3 (2.75%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) UNIX Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) Servlets
2 3 (2.75%) .NET
2 3 (2.75%) J2EE
3 1 (0.92%) Web Services
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Open Source
2 13 (11.93%) Clustering
3 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.50%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.50%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.75%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.75%) Replication
6 2 (1.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) Life Science
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (77.06%) Windows
2 61 (55.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (52.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (21.10%) Windows XP
5 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (17.43%) Windows 7
6 13 (11.93%) Linux
7 11 (10.09%) CentOS
8 8 (7.34%) Solaris
9 5 (4.59%) UNIX
10 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.75%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.83%) AIX
12 2 (1.83%) HPUX
13 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) ITIL
2 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
3 16 (14.68%) Migration
4 14 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (10.09%) Project Management
6 10 (9.17%) DevOps
7 9 (8.26%) High Availability
8 4 (3.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.75%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.75%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.75%) Automated Testing
9 3 (2.75%) Project Planning
10 2 (1.83%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (1.83%) Performance Testing
10 2 (1.83%) Matrix Management
10 2 (1.83%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) C
2 5 (4.59%) Java
2 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.83%) PHP
3 2 (1.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) SC Cleared
1 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (13.76%) MCSE
4 7 (6.42%) MCP
5 5 (4.59%) CCNA
5 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.92%) PMP
7 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (66.06%) Active Directory
2 31 (28.44%) XenApp
3 25 (22.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (22.02%) XenServer
5 23 (21.10%) Hyper-V
6 12 (11.01%) XenDesktop
7 11 (10.09%) vSphere
8 6 (5.50%) ISA Server
8 6 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (4.59%) Xen
10 3 (2.75%) VMware ESX
10 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.92%) Firmware
11 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (24.77%) SCCM
2 19 (17.43%) SCOM
3 14 (12.84%) Puppet
4 9 (8.26%) Vagrant
5 8 (7.34%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (7.34%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.83%) WSUS
6 2 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.83%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.92%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 58 (53.21%) VMware
2 49 (44.95%) Citrix
3 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
4 24 (22.02%) HP
5 16 (14.68%) Cisco
6 14 (12.84%) Dell
7 12 (11.01%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.34%) AppSense
9 7 (6.42%) RightScale
10 6 (5.50%) Compaq
10 6 (5.50%) IBM
11 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.59%) Google
12 4 (3.67%) Symantec
12 4 (3.67%) McAfee
13 3 (2.75%) Oracle
13 3 (2.75%) Spiceworks
13 3 (2.75%) NetApp
14 2 (1.83%) StorageTek
14 2 (1.83%) Juniper
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