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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Rank 73 60 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +31
Contract jobs citing DHCP 73 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.35% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.80% 18.90% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 9
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£275 £245 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £317 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £23.40 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.60 £31.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -18.42%
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
462 381 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.73% 12.43% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 141
Average daily rate £324 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 38
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -32.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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
Manchester 0 23 £235 -26.56% 6
Cheshire -8 22 £225 -1.09% 11
Lancashire -7 13 £275 +12.24%
Merseyside -5 10 £363 - 1
Cumbria - 2 £413 - 1
DHCP
England

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 109 (86.51%) DNS
2 74 (58.73%) Windows
3 52 (41.27%) VMware
4 51 (40.48%) Active Directory
5 43 (34.13%) Microsoft
6 40 (31.75%) Citrix
7 39 (30.95%) Firewall
8 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 35 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (23.81%) WAN
11 28 (22.22%) LAN
12 26 (20.63%) Cisco
12 26 (20.63%) ITIL
12 26 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (19.84%) SAN
14 24 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (17.46%) Windows 7
15 22 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 20 (15.87%) XenApp
17 20 (15.87%) VPN
18 19 (15.08%) Hyper-V
18 19 (15.08%) Wireless
18 19 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (14.29%) IIS
19 18 (14.29%) MS Office
20 17 (13.49%) XenDesktop
21 16 (12.70%) VoIP

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (14.29%) IIS
2 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.94%) MS Exchange
4 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.35%) Apache
4 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.35%) Jetty
4 8 (6.35%) nginx
5 5 (3.97%) Lync
5 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.38%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Office
2 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.32%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (8.73%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.76%) Google App Engine
5 6 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.97%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.97%) Route 53
6 5 (3.97%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (3.17%) SaaS
8 1 (0.79%) PaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 109 (86.51%) DNS
2 39 (30.95%) Firewall
3 36 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 30 (23.81%) WAN
5 28 (22.22%) LAN
6 25 (19.84%) SAN
7 20 (15.87%) VPN
8 19 (15.08%) Wireless
9 16 (12.70%) VoIP
9 16 (12.70%) Network Security
10 15 (11.90%) BGP
11 13 (10.32%) OSPF
11 13 (10.32%) VLAN
11 13 (10.32%) SSL
12 12 (9.52%) EIGRP
13 11 (8.73%) IPsec
13 11 (8.73%) HTTP
14 9 (7.14%) FTP
15 8 (6.35%) Internet
15 8 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.97%) Hudson
2 5 (3.97%) Maven
3 2 (1.59%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.59%) MSI
4 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.79%) JUnit
4 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (6.35%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Electronics
2 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.38%) Local Government
2 3 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (14.29%) Consultant
2 17 (13.49%) Analyst
3 13 (10.32%) Network Consultant
4 12 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Architect
7 8 (6.35%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Administrator
8 7 (5.56%) Desktop Administrator
9 6 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.97%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.17%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.38%) Desktop Support
12 3 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) HTML
1 7 (5.56%) .NET
1 7 (5.56%) J2EE
1 7 (5.56%) Servlets
2 4 (3.17%) Middleware
3 2 (1.59%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 7 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 7 (5.56%) Clustering
2 7 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.76%) iPhone
3 6 (4.76%) iPad
3 6 (4.76%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.17%) Replication
4 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.38%) DTV
6 2 (1.59%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) GIS
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (58.73%) Windows
2 35 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (17.46%) Windows 7
5 19 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.90%) Linux
7 5 (3.97%) CentOS
7 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.38%) UNIX
9 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.63%) ITIL
2 14 (11.11%) Migration
2 14 (11.11%) Server Building
3 13 (10.32%) Configuration Management
4 12 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 12 (9.52%) DevOps
5 11 (8.73%) Network Management
5 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (7.94%) Open Source
6 10 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.94%) Project Management
7 9 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.56%) Information Security
9 7 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (3.97%) Auto-Scaling
12 4 (3.17%) SIEM
12 4 (3.17%) Data Protection
12 4 (3.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) Java
2 13 (10.32%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.94%) SQL
4 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.97%) VBScript
6 3 (2.38%) Perl
6 3 (2.38%) Python
7 2 (1.59%) Ruby
8 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.52%) CCNA
5 11 (8.73%) CCNP
6 10 (7.94%) MCP
6 10 (7.94%) MCSE
7 9 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (7.14%) MCITP
8 7 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.17%) MCSA
9 4 (3.17%) CCIE
10 3 (2.38%) CISSP
10 3 (2.38%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.38%) Degree
10 3 (2.38%) CEH
11 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.59%) PMP
11 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) SLA
2 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (3.17%) QA
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.87%) XenApp
4 19 (15.08%) Hyper-V
5 17 (13.49%) XenDesktop
6 13 (10.32%) XenServer
7 9 (7.14%) VMware ESX
7 9 (7.14%) vSphere
8 8 (6.35%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (6.35%) Terminal Services
9 7 (5.56%) Xen
10 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.59%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.79%) NFS
13 1 (0.79%) Firmware
13 1 (0.79%) Samba
13 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) SCCM
2 12 (9.52%) Puppet
3 7 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.97%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.38%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.38%) WSUS
6 3 (2.38%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.59%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.59%) SCOM
7 2 (1.59%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.79%) MOM
8 1 (0.79%) Nagios
8 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 52 (41.27%) VMware
2 43 (34.13%) Microsoft
3 40 (31.75%) Citrix
4 26 (20.63%) Cisco
5 11 (8.73%) HP
6 10 (7.94%) Symantec
6 10 (7.94%) McAfee
7 8 (6.35%) AppSense
8 6 (4.76%) Google
9 5 (3.97%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.97%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.97%) Dell
9 5 (3.97%) EMC
9 5 (3.97%) Juniper
9 5 (3.97%) NetApp
9 5 (3.97%) Lumension
10 4 (3.17%) ArcSight
10 4 (3.17%) Compaq
10 4 (3.17%) Oracle
10 4 (3.17%) SAP
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