Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 159 160
Rank change year-on-year +39 +1 -61
Contract jobs citing DHCP 61 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.63% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 4.74% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 14
West Midlands median daily rate £265 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.65% +6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £175 £313 £262
90th Percentile £442 £563 £514
England median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -37.78% -8.16%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £18.65
90th Percentile £19.30 £39.10 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £27.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year -38.61% +31.86% +5.00%

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 706 696 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.06% 13.32% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 359 284
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £165 £202 £181
90th Percentile £526 £540 £504
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.33% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £11.88 £9.89 £10.55
90th Percentile £44.50 £37.50 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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
Birmingham -12 20 £350 -17.65% 7
Dudley - 10 £200 -
Warwickshire +8 8 £215 - 5
Coventry - 8 £265 - 4
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Staffordshire +4 2 £365 -14.12% 6
Worcestershire +3 2 £260 - 1
Shropshire +1 2 £173 -47.73% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 2
Herefordshire +7 1 £650 +4.00%
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DHCP.

1 45 (73.77%) DNS
2 39 (63.93%) Windows
3 38 (62.30%) Active Directory
4 31 (50.82%) VPN
5 28 (45.90%) Cisco
6 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
7 16 (26.23%) Firewall
8 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
8 15 (24.59%) Windows 10
9 14 (22.95%) Windows Server
9 14 (22.95%) WAN
9 14 (22.95%) ITIL
10 13 (21.31%) LAN
10 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (19.67%) Network Management
11 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (19.67%) SLA
11 12 (19.67%) Citrix
11 12 (19.67%) Wireless
11 12 (19.67%) VMware
12 11 (18.03%) MPLS
12 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
13 10 (16.39%) Service Delivery
13 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
13 10 (16.39%) Performance Metrics
13 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (14.75%) Windows 8

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 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
3 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.28%) nginx
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) Jetty
5 1 (1.64%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) G Suite
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (73.77%) DNS
2 31 (50.82%) VPN
3 16 (26.23%) Firewall
4 14 (22.95%) WAN
5 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (21.31%) LAN
6 12 (19.67%) Wireless
7 11 (18.03%) MPLS
7 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
8 10 (16.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (13.11%) 802.11
11 6 (9.84%) VoIP
12 5 (8.20%) NetScaler
12 5 (8.20%) SAN
12 5 (8.20%) Skype
12 5 (8.20%) SSH
12 5 (8.20%) VLAN
13 4 (6.56%) Telnet
13 4 (6.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (4.92%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Back Office
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Analyst
1 9 (14.75%) Consultant
2 8 (13.11%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Active Directory Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Network Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.28%) Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.64%) J2EE
3 1 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.64%) Node.js
3 1 (1.64%) Servlets
3 1 (1.64%) WAP
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Replication
2 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) BYOD
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) FMCG
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (63.93%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 10
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.95%) Windows Server
4 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
7 7 (11.48%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.28%) Linux
9 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.64%) Android
10 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Network Management
3 10 (16.39%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (16.39%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.75%) Network Design
5 8 (13.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.84%) Statistics
6 6 (9.84%) Validation
7 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Disk Encryption
8 3 (4.92%) Change Management
8 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.92%) Migration
8 3 (4.92%) Service Design
8 3 (4.92%) Service Management
8 3 (4.92%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 2 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.28%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.56%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) VB
4 2 (3.28%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.11%) CCIE
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.48%) CCNA
3 7 (11.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (11.48%) MCSE
4 6 (9.84%) CCNP
5 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) MCITP
7 2 (3.28%) MCP
8 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (62.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.56%) XenServer
4 3 (4.92%) XenApp
5 2 (3.28%) KVM
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.64%) Xen
6 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.28%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Cisco
2 12 (19.67%) Citrix
2 12 (19.67%) VMware
3 9 (14.75%) HP
4 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.20%) Dell
5 5 (8.20%) Juniper
6 4 (6.56%) Aruba
6 4 (6.56%) Google
6 4 (6.56%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.92%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.28%) Avaya
8 2 (3.28%) EMC
8 2 (3.28%) Motorola
8 2 (3.28%) NetApp
8 2 (3.28%) Sophos
9 1 (1.64%) Apple
9 1 (1.64%) F5
9 1 (1.64%) Meru Networks