Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 163 148
Rank change year-on-year +47 -15 -41
Contract jobs citing DHCP 63 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.79% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.02% 5.74% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 16
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £340 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -7.48% +17.60%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £179
90th Percentile £438 £488 £506
England median daily rate £323 £338 £345
% change year-on-year -4.44% -2.17% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.78% +31.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £16.25 £15.65
90th Percentile £19.90 £43.15 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -39.29% +51.35% -5.13%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 786 853 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.23% 13.79% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 444 298
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £206
90th Percentile £503 £538 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

DHCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DHCP in the West Midlands

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DHCP in the West Midlands

DHCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DHCP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DHCP in the West Midlands

DHCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DHCP in the West Midlands

DHCP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DHCP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham +21 30 £388 +3.33% 4
Dudley - 12 £350 -
Warwickshire +8 9 £215 - 3
Staffordshire +16 6 £388 - 1
Coventry +20 3 £151 -53.46% 3
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Herefordshire +1 1 £650 +44.44%
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 -
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 41 (65.08%) Active Directory
2 39 (61.90%) DNS
3 35 (55.56%) Cisco
4 34 (53.97%) Windows
5 30 (47.62%) Firewall
6 29 (46.03%) VPN
7 25 (39.68%) WAN
8 21 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (30.16%) LAN
10 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (25.40%) Wireless
11 16 (25.40%) Validation
12 15 (23.81%) CCNP
12 15 (23.81%) Problem Management
13 13 (20.63%) MPLS
14 12 (19.05%) Service Delivery
14 12 (19.05%) Statistics
14 12 (19.05%) Network Management
14 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
14 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
15 11 (17.46%) Network Design
15 11 (17.46%) CCIE
16 10 (15.87%) Service Management
16 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (14.29%) Office 365
17 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (14.29%) Citrix
18 8 (12.70%) PowerShell

DHCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.17%) IIS
1 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.59%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (1.59%) nginx
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (61.90%) DNS
2 30 (47.62%) Firewall
3 29 (46.03%) VPN
4 25 (39.68%) WAN
5 19 (30.16%) LAN
6 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (25.40%) Wireless
8 13 (20.63%) MPLS
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (11.11%) VoIP
12 6 (9.52%) IPsec
12 6 (9.52%) SAN
12 6 (9.52%) SNMP
12 6 (9.52%) SSH
13 5 (7.94%) VLAN
14 4 (6.35%) HSRP
14 4 (6.35%) IPv6
14 4 (6.35%) TACACS
15 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) MS Access
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) French Language
3 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (12.70%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Network Specialist
4 7 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Business IT Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.59%) Node.js
2 1 (1.59%) WAP
2 1 (1.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Replication
2 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) PKI
3 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.35%) FMCG
5 3 (4.76%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (3.17%) Wiki
7 1 (1.59%) Clustering
7 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.70%) Windows 10
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.94%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.76%) Linux
9 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.17%) Android
11 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.59%) Solaris
11 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Validation
2 15 (23.81%) Problem Management
3 12 (19.05%) Network Management
3 12 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
3 12 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 12 (19.05%) Statistics
4 11 (17.46%) Network Design
5 10 (15.87%) Service Management
6 8 (12.70%) Service Design
7 7 (11.11%) ITIL
8 6 (9.52%) Logistics
9 5 (7.94%) Migration
10 4 (6.35%) Change Management
10 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
10 4 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
11 3 (4.76%) Information Security
11 3 (4.76%) Project Management
12 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
3 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (23.81%) CCNP
3 11 (17.46%) CCIE
4 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) CCNA
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) MCITP
7 1 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) MCTS
7 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (65.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.17%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.17%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) Netcool
3 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.59%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (14.29%) Citrix
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 6 (9.52%) Juniper
5 5 (7.94%) Sophos
5 5 (7.94%) VMware
6 4 (6.35%) F5
7 3 (4.76%) Aruba
7 3 (4.76%) Brocade
7 3 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 3 (4.76%) Meru Networks
8 2 (3.17%) EMC
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.17%) Veritas
9 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.59%) Mitel
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat