Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 121 161
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40 -11
Contract jobs citing DHCP 44 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.26% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 8.25% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 29
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +25.00% +18.81%
10th Percentile £273 £276 £156
90th Percentile £468 £438 £388
England median daily rate £358 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +11.72% -1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.81 £11.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% -62.71% +110.71%
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.30 £16.25
90th Percentile £14.96 £14.30 £43.15
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 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 650 679 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.79% 15.33% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 388 465
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £199 £160 £175
90th Percentile £538 £500 £523
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -16.28% +26.47%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.50 £11.79
90th Percentile £32.15 £64.50 £39.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -18 13 £358 -7.74% 4
Coventry -9 8 £450 +160.87% 1
Dudley +1 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Staffordshire -7 6 £360 -7.10% 6
Solihull - 6 £400 - 3
Warwickshire +5 4 £225 -47.06% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £323 - 2
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 32 (72.73%) DNS
2 25 (56.82%) Firewall
3 22 (50.00%) Windows
4 21 (47.73%) Active Directory
5 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
6 17 (38.64%) Windows Server
7 16 (36.36%) VMware
8 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (22.73%) Cisco
10 10 (22.73%) VPN
10 10 (22.73%) ITIL
11 9 (20.45%) JSON
11 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 8 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (18.18%) CCNP
12 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (15.91%) Linux
13 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
14 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
14 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
14 6 (13.64%) LAN
14 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
14 6 (13.64%) WAN

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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (4.55%) Drupal
3 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project Server
3 2 (4.55%) nginx
3 2 (4.55%) WordPress
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) Office 365
3 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.09%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) GitHub
4 2 (4.55%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 32 (72.73%) DNS
2 25 (56.82%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) VPN
4 8 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (13.64%) LAN
5 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.64%) WAN
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.36%) NAS
6 5 (11.36%) WLAN
7 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
7 4 (9.09%) MPLS
7 4 (9.09%) SSH
7 4 (9.09%) VLAN
7 4 (9.09%) Wireless
8 3 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (6.82%) SAN
8 3 (6.82%) SNMP
9 2 (4.55%) Junos
9 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.55%) CircleCI
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (13.64%) Retail
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Project Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Project Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) JSON
2 3 (6.82%) WSH
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) FMCG
3 3 (6.82%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.55%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.91%) Linux
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.36%) Network Management
4 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.82%) Change Management
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.82%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (6.82%) Statistics
5 3 (6.82%) Validation
6 2 (4.55%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) Server Building
6 2 (4.55%) Server Hardening
6 2 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) VBScript
3 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) PHP
3 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) CCNP
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.36%) CCNA
4 4 (9.09%) MCITP
4 4 (9.09%) MCSE
5 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
6 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (47.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (11.36%) XenApp
6 3 (6.82%) DFS Replication
6 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (6.82%) vSphere
7 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.55%) Docker
7 2 (4.55%) Firmware
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) WSUS
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (6.82%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Nessus
3 2 (4.55%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) SCSM
3 2 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) VMware
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) Adobe
6 2 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (4.55%) Asigra
6 2 (4.55%) Dell
6 2 (4.55%) EMC
6 2 (4.55%) Google
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) Juniper
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.55%) Sophos
6 2 (4.55%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.27%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.27%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless