Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 132 159
Rank change year-on-year -17 +27 -26
Contract jobs citing DHCP 42 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.93% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 6.56% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 22
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +18.08% +69.38%
10th Percentile £200 £313 £163
90th Percentile £431 £470 £438
England median daily rate £325 £334 £330
% change year-on-year -2.62% +1.14% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -30.56% +16.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.33 £11.95
90th Percentile £15.85 £36.15 £25.10
England median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -20.83% -13.51% +46.05%

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 686 610 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.00% 14.13% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 327 350
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.89% +2.14%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £175
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -23.81% -5.62%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.40 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.07 £64.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 June 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 June 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 -26 10 £375 -6.25% 6
Coventry -12 9 £375 +32.74% 4
Dudley +2 7 £200 -
Staffordshire -7 4 £375 -3.23% 4
Warwickshire 0 3 £375 -
Worcestershire -6 3 £275 - 2
Herefordshire +4 2 £323 -48.40%
Wolverhampton - 2 £375 -
Solihull -4 1 £400 -5.88%
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 30 (71.43%) DNS
2 22 (52.38%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (42.86%) VPN
5 15 (35.71%) Firewall
5 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco
7 12 (28.57%) ITIL
7 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 11 (26.19%) Windows 10
9 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.43%) VMware
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (19.05%) Wireless
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (16.67%) MPLS
12 7 (16.67%) MCSE
12 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 7 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (16.67%) 802.1X
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.67%) JSON
13 6 (14.29%) VLAN
13 6 (14.29%) SCCM
13 6 (14.29%) Network Management
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus

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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) nginx
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Jetty
3 1 (2.38%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) G Suite
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.38%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 30 (71.43%) DNS
2 18 (42.86%) VPN
3 15 (35.71%) Firewall
4 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 8 (19.05%) Wireless
6 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (16.67%) MPLS
6 7 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (14.29%) 802.11
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (14.29%) VLAN
8 4 (9.52%) SAN
8 4 (9.52%) VoIP
9 3 (7.14%) LAN
9 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.76%) IPsec
10 2 (4.76%) NAS
10 2 (4.76%) SSH
10 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
10 2 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) CircleCI
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (4.76%) Back Office
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) 802.1X
1 7 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) LAMP
2 1 (2.38%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.38%) Servlets
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) BYOD
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.19%) Windows 10
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Vista
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.76%) Linux
8 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) Android
9 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Network Design
2 6 (14.29%) Network Management
2 6 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.76%) Decision-Making
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.76%) Statistics
4 2 (4.76%) Task Automation
4 2 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.67%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (9.52%) CCNA
4 4 (9.52%) MCITP
4 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) CCNP
6 2 (4.76%) DBS Check
6 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) MCP
7 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.76%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.76%) KVM
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.76%) XenServer
6 1 (2.38%) Docker
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Xen
6 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.76%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.76%) SCOM
3 2 (4.76%) SCSM
3 2 (4.76%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
4 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Salt
4 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Dell
4 4 (9.52%) Google
5 2 (4.76%) Aruba
5 2 (4.76%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Fujitsu
5 2 (4.76%) Juniper
5 2 (4.76%) Motorola
6 1 (2.38%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Radware
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Sophos