Period
to 16 October 2018

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 6 months to 16 October 2018 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 127 139
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 -28
Contract jobs citing DHCP 73 82 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.24% 1.46% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 9.89% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 62
North West median daily rate £350 £303 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -24.42% +33.42%
10th Percentile £237 £126 £208
90th Percentile £613 £494 £555
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 5
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -28.89% +29.83%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £32.00 £153.75 £44.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -37.50% +55.56%

DHCP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 823 829 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.93% 14.73% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 497 618
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £180 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 57
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £53.04 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DHCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 47 £338 -3.57% 26
Cheshire +4 16 £375 +33.93% 7
Merseyside +10 7 £380 +100.00% 4
Cumbria -4 1 £225 -50.00% 1
Lancashire -25 1 £675 +176.92% 2
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DHCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 72 (98.63%) DNS
2 58 (79.45%) Windows
3 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
4 41 (56.16%) Windows Server
5 39 (53.42%) VMware
6 37 (50.68%) Office 365
7 32 (43.84%) Cisco
7 32 (43.84%) WAN
8 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
9 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
9 30 (41.10%) LAN
10 27 (36.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (36.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (30.14%) MS Exchange
12 22 (30.14%) ITIL
13 19 (26.03%) VPN
13 19 (26.03%) Citrix
14 18 (24.66%) Firewall
15 16 (21.92%) Skype for Business
16 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (19.18%) Skype
17 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
18 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
18 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
18 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (15.07%) SQL
18 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
19 10 (13.70%) Windows 10

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 22 (30.14%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.92%) Skype for Business
3 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (50.68%) Office 365
2 27 (36.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (10.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) G Suite
7 1 (1.37%) IaaS
7 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (98.63%) DNS
2 32 (43.84%) WAN
3 30 (41.10%) LAN
3 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
4 19 (26.03%) VPN
5 18 (24.66%) Firewall
6 14 (19.18%) Skype
7 9 (12.33%) SAN
7 9 (12.33%) VLAN
8 8 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (10.96%) ISDN
8 8 (10.96%) MPLS
8 8 (10.96%) Network Security
8 8 (10.96%) VoIP
9 7 (9.59%) SSL
10 6 (8.22%) BGP
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (8.22%) IPsec
10 6 (8.22%) OSPF
10 6 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (1.37%) MS Access
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) RStudio
2 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Banking
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Network Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Administrator
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (5.48%) Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Architect
5 4 (5.48%) IT Support
6 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (4.11%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) SAML
4 1 (1.37%) OAuth
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.96%) Blackberry
4 7 (9.59%) Fat Client
4 7 (9.59%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.48%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.37%) Handset
7 1 (1.37%) iPhone
7 1 (1.37%) IPTV
7 1 (1.37%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (79.45%) Windows
2 41 (56.16%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.33%) Linux
5 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.74%) SUSE
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) CentOS
8 1 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (30.14%) ITIL
3 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.96%) Migration
6 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.22%) Service Management
8 5 (6.85%) Change Management
8 5 (6.85%) Network Design
8 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.48%) Informatics
9 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.48%) ITSM
9 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.48%) Patch Management
10 3 (4.11%) Anomaly Detection
10 3 (4.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.11%) DevOps
10 3 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.07%) SQL
3 8 (10.96%) VB
3 8 (10.96%) VBScript
4 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) CCNP
3 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.59%) CCNA
4 7 (9.59%) Degree
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.22%) MCSE
6 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (5.48%) ISEB
6 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (4.11%) CCIE
7 3 (4.11%) MCSA
8 2 (2.74%) CCDP
8 2 (2.74%) HP APS
9 1 (1.37%) CEH
9 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.37%) MCITP
9 1 (1.37%) MCP
9 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.59%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (9.59%) vSphere
3 7 (9.59%) XenApp
3 7 (9.59%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.85%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.74%) Xen
5 2 (2.74%) XenServer
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.37%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) WSUS
3 5 (6.85%) vCenter Server
4 4 (5.48%) SCOM
5 3 (4.11%) Ansible
5 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.11%) Puppet
5 3 (4.11%) Salt
5 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.11%) Terraform
6 2 (2.74%) DameWare
6 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.74%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.37%) MaaS360
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (53.42%) VMware
2 32 (43.84%) Cisco
3 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.03%) Citrix
5 8 (10.96%) Clearswift
6 6 (8.22%) HP
6 6 (8.22%) IronPort
7 5 (6.85%) NetApp
7 5 (6.85%) Teradici
8 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.48%) Google
8 4 (5.48%) Juniper
8 4 (5.48%) Meraki
8 4 (5.48%) Wyse
9 3 (4.11%) F5
9 3 (4.11%) Infoblox
9 3 (4.11%) McAfee
9 3 (4.11%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.74%) BMC