The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 108 83
Rank change year-on-year +19 -25  
Contract jobs citing DHCP 47 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.35% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.13% 8.84% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 30
Median daily rate £351 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £227 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £14.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £38.80 £25.00
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 464 577 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.71% 15.31% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 325 237
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 43
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing DHCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the North West

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in the North West

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in the North West

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in the North West

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DHCP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the North West 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
Manchester +26 31 £440 +30.37% 18
Cheshire -4 6 £350 -12.50% 7
Lancashire +4 4 £250 -50.00% 2
Merseyside -5 3 £190 -52.50% 1
Cumbria - 1 £400 -
DHCP
England

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 North West region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 65 (100.00%) DNS
2 50 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 47 (72.31%) Windows
4 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
5 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
6 26 (40.00%) ITIL
7 25 (38.46%) VMware
8 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
9 20 (30.77%) LAN
9 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (29.23%) Office 365
10 19 (29.23%) TCP/IP
10 19 (29.23%) WAN
11 18 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (23.08%) Firewall
13 14 (21.54%) VPN
13 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
15 12 (18.46%) SCCM
15 12 (18.46%) Hyper-V
15 12 (18.46%) Migration
16 10 (15.38%) Cisco
16 10 (15.38%) SSL
16 10 (15.38%) VoIP
16 10 (15.38%) Linux
16 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
16 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
2 18 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (13.85%) IIS
5 6 (9.23%) Apache
6 4 (6.15%) Jetty
6 4 (6.15%) Mongrel
6 4 (6.15%) nginx
6 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.62%) SAS
7 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
8 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.54%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.23%) Office 365
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (6.15%) Google App Engine
4 4 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.54%) G Suite
5 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (100.00%) DNS
2 20 (30.77%) LAN
3 19 (29.23%) TCP/IP
3 19 (29.23%) WAN
4 15 (23.08%) Firewall
5 14 (21.54%) VPN
6 10 (15.38%) SSL
6 10 (15.38%) VoIP
7 9 (13.85%) MPLS
8 7 (10.77%) SAN
8 7 (10.77%) VLAN
9 6 (9.23%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (9.23%) NAS
10 5 (7.69%) Internet
10 5 (7.69%) IP Telephony
10 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (6.15%) FTP
11 4 (6.15%) HTTP
11 4 (6.15%) IPsec
11 4 (6.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) MS Access
2 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (10.77%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
1 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (9.23%) IT Support
2 6 (9.23%) IT Support Technician
2 6 (9.23%) IT Technician
2 6 (9.23%) Support Technician
3 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Consultant
4 4 (6.15%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Server Support
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server Support
5 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.62%) Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Architect
5 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Exchange Support
5 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
1 4 (6.15%) J2EE
1 4 (6.15%) Servlets
2 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.08%) LAMP
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 4 (6.15%) Replication
5 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (3.08%) Life Science
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.08%) NHS
6 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.54%) BYOD
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 47 (72.31%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
3 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.38%) Linux
4 10 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
7 5 (7.69%) CentOS
7 5 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.08%) Unix
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.54%) AIX
9 1 (1.54%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) HPUX
9 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Migration
3 9 (13.85%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (13.85%) DevOps
4 8 (12.31%) Service Management
5 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.77%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (10.77%) Password Management
6 6 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.23%) ITSM
7 5 (7.69%) CRM
7 5 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.15%) Break/Fix
8 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.15%) Information Security
8 4 (6.15%) Open Source
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
9 3 (4.62%) Informatics
9 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.62%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) Java
2 6 (9.23%) SQL
3 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Ruby
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (12.31%) MCP
3 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.77%) CCNA
5 4 (6.15%) ISEB
5 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.15%) MCSE
6 3 (4.62%) CCNP
6 3 (4.62%) MCITP
6 3 (4.62%) MCSA
7 2 (3.08%) CISSP
7 2 (3.08%) SANS
7 2 (3.08%) SSCP
8 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.54%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) PMO
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.15%) Xen
5 3 (4.62%) XenApp
6 2 (3.08%) vSphere
7 1 (1.54%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) SCCM
2 7 (10.77%) Puppet
3 5 (7.69%) vMotion
4 4 (6.15%) SCOM
5 3 (4.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (4.62%) WSUS
6 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.08%) QRadar
6 2 (3.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 25 (38.46%) VMware
3 10 (15.38%) Cisco
4 7 (10.77%) Apple
4 7 (10.77%) Dell
4 7 (10.77%) IBM
5 6 (9.23%) Citrix
5 6 (9.23%) Google
5 6 (9.23%) HP
5 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
5 6 (9.23%) SonicWALL
6 4 (6.15%) Synology
6 4 (6.15%) Veeam
7 3 (4.62%) Avaya
7 3 (4.62%) NETGEAR
7 3 (4.62%) RightScale
7 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.62%) Symantec
8 2 (3.08%) AppSense
8 2 (3.08%) Splunk