Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 124 160
Rank change year-on-year -39 +36 -9
Contract jobs citing DHCP 44 65 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 1.35% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.03% 8.53% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 27
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% +5.60%
10th Percentile £278 £175 £220
90th Percentile £438 £438 £489
England median daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.03 £12.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.20% -55.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.75 £13.55
90th Percentile £15.81 £19.90 £43.05
England median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.12% -39.29% +47.37%

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 626 762 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.07% 15.83% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 466 411
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £181 £160 £205
90th Percentile £538 £504 £540
England median daily rate £425 £405 £401
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.28% +101.03% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.64 £12.15 £10.05
90th Percentile £31.08 £44.20 £40.24
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.61% +8.54%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -11 15 £370 -4.52% 6
Staffordshire -10 9 £370 -4.52% 7
Dudley +1 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Solihull - 6 £400 - 1
Warwickshire +5 4 £225 +4.65% 1
Coventry -4 4 £475 +117.14% 2
Herefordshire -11 3 £415 -36.15%
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
DHCP
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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%) Windows
3 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
4 19 (43.18%) Firewall
4 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
5 16 (36.36%) VMware
6 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 13 (29.55%) Linux
8 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (22.73%) Wireless
10 10 (22.73%) Cisco
10 10 (22.73%) VPN
11 9 (20.45%) Citrix
12 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (18.18%) CCNP
12 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 8 (18.18%) XenApp
12 8 (18.18%) Office 365
13 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
13 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (15.91%) OSPF
13 7 (15.91%) SNMP
13 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
13 7 (15.91%) ITIL
13 7 (15.91%) SQL
13 7 (15.91%) Network Design
14 6 (13.64%) IPsec
14 6 (13.64%) Finance

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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Office 365
2 5 (11.36%) IaaS
3 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.55%) GitHub
4 2 (4.55%) Linode
5 1 (2.27%) PaaS
5 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (72.73%) DNS
2 19 (43.18%) Firewall
3 10 (22.73%) VPN
3 10 (22.73%) Wireless
4 7 (15.91%) OSPF
4 7 (15.91%) SNMP
4 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.64%) IPsec
5 6 (13.64%) LAN
5 6 (13.64%) Multicast
5 6 (13.64%) WAN
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.36%) DMVPN
6 5 (11.36%) VLAN
7 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
7 4 (9.09%) SSH
7 4 (9.09%) SSL
7 4 (9.09%) WLAN
8 3 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (6.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) CircleCI
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Electronics
3 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Project Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Designer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Designer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (6.82%) JSON
2 3 (6.82%) WSH
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) FMCG
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.55%) EMC VNXe
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) PKI
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
3 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) CMDB
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
3 13 (29.55%) Linux
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.09%) Unix
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Network Design
3 6 (13.64%) Re-Platforming
4 5 (11.36%) Network Management
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.82%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Statistics
6 3 (6.82%) Validation
7 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.55%) Server Building
7 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) VBScript
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) CCNP
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.36%) CCNA
3 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) MCSE
5 3 (6.82%) MCITP
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 8 (18.18%) XenApp
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.82%) vSphere
6 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
6 2 (4.55%) Docker
6 2 (4.55%) Firmware
6 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.55%) Nessus
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
1 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
1 2 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (2.27%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) VMware
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.73%) Cisco
4 9 (20.45%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) Brocade
6 3 (6.82%) Dell
6 3 (6.82%) Juniper
6 3 (6.82%) SAP
6 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.55%) Aruba
7 2 (4.55%) Asigra
7 2 (4.55%) F5
7 2 (4.55%) Google
7 2 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.55%) Meru Networks
7 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.55%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.55%) Tripwire