Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 127 115
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12 -18
Contract jobs citing DHCP 80 106 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.41% 1.54% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.23% 10.14% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 64 67
North West median daily rate £280 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £123 £202 £198
90th Percentile £463 £549 £513
England median daily rate £325 £330 £350
% change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 18
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +29.83% -15.46%
10th Percentile £11.60 £13.50 £10.88
90th Percentile £153.75 £44.25 £30.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -39.29% +55.56% -7.69%

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 782 1045 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.76% 15.16% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 610 625
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £208
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 108
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +12 48 £338 -2.88% 4
Cheshire -8 11 £280 -30.00% 2
Merseyside +3 7 £195 -54.12% 2
Lancashire +16 6 £214 -53.78% 1
Cumbria -1 3 £450 -
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 79 (98.75%) DNS
2 69 (86.25%) Active Directory
2 69 (86.25%) Windows
3 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
4 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 39 (48.75%) ITIL
6 36 (45.00%) VMware
7 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
7 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (31.25%) Office 365
10 21 (26.25%) SCCM
10 21 (26.25%) Cisco
10 21 (26.25%) Firewall
11 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 20 (25.00%) Citrix
12 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
13 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (21.25%) LAN
15 16 (20.00%) WAN
16 15 (18.75%) VPN
16 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (17.50%) MPLS
17 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
17 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
17 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (17.50%) VLAN
17 14 (17.50%) Windows 10
18 13 (16.25%) Apple

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 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
2 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.50%) IIS
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.25%) SAS
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (31.25%) Office 365
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (98.75%) DNS
2 21 (26.25%) Firewall
3 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (21.25%) LAN
5 16 (20.00%) WAN
6 15 (18.75%) VPN
7 14 (17.50%) MPLS
7 14 (17.50%) VLAN
8 11 (13.75%) SAN
9 10 (12.50%) Junos
9 10 (12.50%) NAS
9 10 (12.50%) VoIP
10 9 (11.25%) Skype
11 8 (10.00%) Network Security
12 6 (7.50%) ISDN
12 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (7.50%) Wireless
13 5 (6.25%) IP Telephony
13 5 (6.25%) SSL
14 4 (5.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.75%) Local Government
3 2 (2.50%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Law
3 2 (2.50%) Legal
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Server Support
4 7 (8.75%) Technical Support
5 6 (7.50%) IT Support
6 5 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.25%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (6.25%) IT Technician
6 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Support Technician
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server Support
7 4 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Replication
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.75%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.50%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.25%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.25%) Life Science
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (86.25%) Windows
2 51 (63.75%) Windows Server
3 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.50%) Windows 10
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
8 8 (10.00%) Linux
8 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.50%) Windows 8
9 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.00%) SUSE
11 3 (3.75%) Android
11 3 (3.75%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) ITIL
2 10 (12.50%) Change Management
2 10 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (11.25%) Service Management
4 7 (8.75%) SIEM
5 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (7.50%) Network Design
5 6 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (7.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (6.25%) Break/Fix
6 5 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 5 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (6.25%) Password Management
6 5 (6.25%) Project Management
7 4 (5.00%) Email Filtering
7 4 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.00%) Task Automation
8 3 (3.75%) Migration
8 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) Ruby
2 2 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) CCNA
3 9 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (10.00%) MCSA
5 7 (8.75%) MCITP
5 7 (8.75%) MCP
6 5 (6.25%) CCNP
6 5 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.00%) DBS Check
7 4 (5.00%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.00%) MCSE
8 3 (3.75%) CCIE
8 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.75%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.50%) CISSP
10 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (86.25%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
3 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.50%) ProxySG
5 6 (7.50%) XenDesktop
6 5 (6.25%) XenApp
7 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.00%) XenServer
8 2 (2.50%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.50%) vSphere
9 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.25%) iptables
9 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (26.25%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) WSUS
3 4 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.75%) SCOM
5 2 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Puppet
6 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (45.00%) VMware
3 21 (26.25%) Cisco
4 20 (25.00%) Citrix
5 13 (16.25%) Apple
6 12 (15.00%) Juniper
7 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.75%) Palo Alto
9 6 (7.50%) Blue Coat
9 6 (7.50%) NetApp
9 6 (7.50%) Veeam
10 5 (6.25%) Dell
10 5 (6.25%) HP
10 5 (6.25%) IronPort
10 5 (6.25%) Lumension
10 5 (6.25%) McAfee
11 4 (5.00%) Clearswift
11 4 (5.00%) Micro Focus
11 4 (5.00%) MobileIron
11 4 (5.00%) SonicWALL