The table below looks at the statistics for DHCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 84 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing DHCP 32 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 3.90% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 1
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -31.70%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 308 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.90% 14.98% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 154 136
Average daily rate £334 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.83% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £210 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £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 West Midlands

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

DHCP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DHCP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

DHCP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DHCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DHCP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

DHCP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

DHCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

DHCP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the West Midlands 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +3 10 £450 +12.50% 9
Worcestershire - 9 £210 -
Shropshire - 8 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
DHCP
England

DHCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 56 (87.50%) DNS
2 54 (84.38%) Windows
3 46 (71.88%) Active Directory
4 43 (67.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (60.94%) VMware
6 35 (54.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (50.00%) SCCM
8 30 (46.88%) MS Exchange
9 29 (45.31%) Security Cleared
10 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
11 25 (39.06%) SAN
12 24 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (37.50%) SC Cleared
12 24 (37.50%) VLAN
13 21 (32.81%) MS Office
14 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (29.69%) Dell
16 18 (28.13%) Citrix
17 17 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2003
17 17 (26.56%) XenApp
18 16 (25.00%) XenServer
19 15 (23.44%) XenDesktop
19 15 (23.44%) NAS
19 15 (23.44%) PDA
19 15 (23.44%) Blackberry
19 15 (23.44%) HP
19 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
20 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
21 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
22 10 (15.63%) ITIL

DHCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (46.88%) MS Exchange
2 17 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.69%) IIS
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (3.13%) ColdFusion
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (32.81%) MS Office
2 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (87.50%) DNS
2 25 (39.06%) SAN
3 24 (37.50%) VLAN
4 15 (23.44%) NAS
4 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
5 9 (14.06%) VoIP
6 7 (10.94%) Network Security
7 4 (6.25%) WAN
7 4 (6.25%) LAN
8 3 (4.69%) VPN
9 2 (3.13%) Firewall
9 2 (3.13%) Wireless
9 2 (3.13%) IPsec
9 2 (3.13%) RIP
9 2 (3.13%) SNMP
9 2 (3.13%) MPLS
9 2 (3.13%) OSPF
9 2 (3.13%) BGP
9 2 (3.13%) HSRP
10 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) DataStage
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (23.44%) Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Server Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (12.50%) Network Engineer
7 7 (10.94%) Network Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Network Manager
8 6 (9.38%) Server Support
8 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Senior Server Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Customer Support Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (3.13%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Blackberry
1 15 (23.44%) PDA
2 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (84.38%) Windows
2 43 (67.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (54.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.69%) Linux
9 2 (3.13%) UNIX
10 1 (1.56%) HPUX
10 1 (1.56%) Solaris
10 1 (1.56%) Fedora
10 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
2 7 (10.94%) Network Architecture
3 6 (9.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (3.13%) Time Management
4 2 (3.13%) Information Assurance
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (1.56%) Migration
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) Security Cleared
2 24 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.69%) MCSE
7 2 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 24 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.56%) XenApp
4 16 (25.00%) XenServer
5 15 (23.44%) XenDesktop
6 8 (12.50%) VMware Server
7 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.56%) Postfix
8 1 (1.56%) KVM
8 1 (1.56%) Firmware
8 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (10.94%) SCOM
2 7 (10.94%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) VMware
2 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 19 (29.69%) Dell
4 18 (28.13%) Citrix
5 15 (23.44%) HP
6 10 (15.63%) EMC
7 7 (10.94%) BT
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco
9 3 (4.69%) Symantec
10 2 (3.13%) Apple
10 2 (3.13%) Meru Networks
10 2 (3.13%) Sun
10 2 (3.13%) Juniper
11 1 (1.56%) CommVault
11 1 (1.56%) NetApp
11 1 (1.56%) Panasonic
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