Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 146 113
Rank change year-on-year +3 -33 -1
Contract jobs citing DHCP 62 77 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.25% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 8.14% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 48 64
North West median daily rate £280 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £115 £207 £204
90th Percentile £475 £571 £513
England median daily rate £320 £351 £350
% change year-on-year -8.90% +0.36% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 19
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +15.41% -3.88%
10th Percentile £11.50 £17.64 £11.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £31.75 £37.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -38.74% +32.14% +5.47%

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 733 946 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.49% 15.33% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 575 673
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £170 £213 £213
90th Percentile £593 £575 £550
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 108
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £43.75 £41.86
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -21 28 £325 -5.80% 18
Cheshire +7 17 £280 -13.85% 16
Lancashire +17 7 £300 -29.41% 6
Merseyside +7 4 £200 -52.94%
Cumbria -2 2 £450 - 2
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 58 (93.55%) DNS
2 53 (85.48%) Active Directory
3 51 (82.26%) Windows
4 35 (56.45%) VMware
4 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
5 30 (48.39%) Microsoft
6 25 (40.32%) ITIL
7 24 (38.71%) Citrix
8 23 (37.10%) SCCM
9 20 (32.26%) Office 365
9 20 (32.26%) Cisco
10 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
11 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
11 14 (22.58%) LAN
11 14 (22.58%) WAN
11 14 (22.58%) Firewall
12 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
13 12 (19.35%) VLAN
13 12 (19.35%) CCNA
13 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (17.74%) MPLS
14 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
14 11 (17.74%) Skype for Business
14 11 (17.74%) Windows 10
15 10 (16.13%) Skype

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 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.74%) Skype for Business
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.84%) IIS
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.61%) Apache
6 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.26%) Office 365
2 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (93.55%) DNS
2 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 14 (22.58%) LAN
2 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
2 14 (22.58%) WAN
3 12 (19.35%) VLAN
4 11 (17.74%) MPLS
5 10 (16.13%) Skype
5 10 (16.13%) VPN
6 8 (12.90%) Junos
6 8 (12.90%) SAN
7 6 (9.68%) Network Security
8 5 (8.06%) NAS
8 5 (8.06%) Wireless
9 3 (4.84%) ADSL
9 3 (4.84%) ISDN
9 3 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.84%) VoIP
10 2 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.06%) Local Government
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (12.90%) Technical Support
5 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 5 (8.06%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Support Technician
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support
7 4 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Server Support
7 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Support Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
1 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (4.84%) Replication
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.61%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (82.26%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
3 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (17.74%) Windows 10
5 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (14.52%) Linux
8 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
8 5 (8.06%) SUSE
8 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
9 4 (6.45%) Android
10 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
11 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.23%) Solaris
12 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Service Management
3 7 (11.29%) Change Management
3 7 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (11.29%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (9.68%) SIEM
5 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
5 5 (8.06%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (8.06%) Email Filtering
5 5 (8.06%) Identity Management
5 5 (8.06%) Network Design
5 5 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (8.06%) Task Automation
5 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.84%) Migration
7 3 (4.84%) Network Management
8 2 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.23%) Ruby
3 2 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) CCNA
1 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.90%) MCSA
5 7 (11.29%) MCITP
6 5 (8.06%) CCNP
7 4 (6.45%) DBS Check
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.45%) MCSE
8 3 (4.84%) CCIE
8 3 (4.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.84%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.84%) MCP
9 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (3.23%) CISSP
9 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (3.23%) CWNA
9 2 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (85.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (11.29%) XenApp
6 6 (9.68%) XenDesktop
7 5 (8.06%) ProxySG
8 4 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (6.45%) XenServer
9 2 (3.23%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.23%) vSphere
10 1 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.61%) iptables
10 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (37.10%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (8.06%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (8.06%) WSUS
3 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.45%) SCOM
3 4 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) Puppet
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (56.45%) VMware
2 30 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 24 (38.71%) Citrix
4 20 (32.26%) Cisco
5 10 (16.13%) Apple
5 10 (16.13%) Juniper
6 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
6 9 (14.52%) NetApp
7 6 (9.68%) IronPort
7 6 (9.68%) Lumension
7 6 (9.68%) McAfee
7 6 (9.68%) Palo Alto
8 5 (8.06%) Blue Coat
8 5 (8.06%) Clearswift
8 5 (8.06%) Micro Focus
8 5 (8.06%) MobileIron
9 4 (6.45%) HP
10 3 (4.84%) Ivanti
10 3 (4.84%) Veeam
11 2 (3.23%) Meraki