The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for DHCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DHCP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 53 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 6 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 2.30% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 13.04% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Median daily rate £350 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +77.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year -32.14% +44.51%  

DHCP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 161 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.51% 17.61% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 240 142
Median daily rate £363 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 3 53
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing DHCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in Cheshire

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DHCP in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in Cheshire

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in Cheshire

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 2
Northwich - 2 - -
Warrington +8 1 - - 4
DHCP
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 10 (100.00%) DNS
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) SCCM
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (20.00%) DevOps
7 2 (20.00%) vMotion
7 2 (20.00%) Skype
7 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
7 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
7 2 (20.00%) CentOS

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 2 (20.00%) Apache
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (20.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) DMZ
5 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Break Fix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (20.00%) vMotion
3 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (20.00%) AppSense
4 2 (20.00%) CA
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec