Period
to 23 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP over the 6 months to 23 October 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

HP
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 62 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 -7
Contract jobs citing HP 109 109 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.76% 2.71% 3.74%
As % of the Vendors category 5.77% 5.45% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 90
Berkshire median daily rate £353 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +12.73% -1.79%
10th Percentile £217 £165 £196
90th Percentile £488 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £394 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +7.88% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 19
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +4.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £21.00 £11.78 £12.20
90th Percentile £42.80 £20.73 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £19.81
% change year-on-year -7.81% -19.24% -0.94%

HP is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,888 2,001 2,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.87% 49.80% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 995 1,170
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 102 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% +20.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.85 £39.75 £39.21
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £15.70
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.87% -12.78%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing HP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for HP in Berkshire

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in Berkshire

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in Berkshire

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in Berkshire

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in Berkshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Reading -19 42 £380 -20.00% 4
Bracknell -6 17 £125 -55.28% 4
Newbury -4 11 £300 -14.29% 1
Maidenhead +4 7 £475 +46.15% 1
Wokingham - 6 £289 - 1
Slough -18 1 £305 +9.91% 3
HP
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HP 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for HP.

1 47 (43.12%) HP ALM
2 31 (28.44%) SQL
3 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (21.10%) SoapUI
4 23 (21.10%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (21.10%) Oracle
5 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
6 20 (18.35%) SOAP
7 19 (17.43%) SAP
7 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
8 18 (16.51%) Migration
8 18 (16.51%) VMware
8 18 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (15.60%) Wireshark
9 17 (15.60%) Windows
10 16 (14.68%) Linux
10 16 (14.68%) Java
10 16 (14.68%) SC Cleared
10 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
10 16 (14.68%) 4G
10 16 (14.68%) Diameter Protocol
11 15 (13.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (13.76%) Firewall
11 15 (13.76%) Nokia
11 15 (13.76%) 3G
12 14 (12.84%) LDAP
12 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
12 14 (12.84%) Active Directory
12 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
12 14 (12.84%) JIRA

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) SAP MM
1 8 (7.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (5.50%) SAP APO
3 5 (4.59%) SAP ERP
3 5 (4.59%) SAP MDM
4 3 (2.75%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.75%) SAP FI
4 3 (2.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.75%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.83%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.67%) BrowserStack
2 4 (3.67%) IaaS
2 4 (3.67%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.92%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Wireshark
2 16 (14.68%) 4G
2 16 (14.68%) Diameter Protocol
3 15 (13.76%) 3G
3 15 (13.76%) Firewall
4 9 (8.26%) SAN
5 7 (6.42%) DHCP
5 7 (6.42%) DNS
6 5 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.67%) HTTP
7 4 (3.67%) Internet
7 4 (3.67%) LAN
7 4 (3.67%) WAN
7 4 (3.67%) WLAN
8 3 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.83%) IPsec
9 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.83%) VLAN
9 2 (1.83%) VPN
10 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.42%) Big Data
4 6 (5.50%) Data Lake
4 6 (5.50%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (5.50%) SAP HANA
5 5 (4.59%) SAP BW
6 4 (3.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.67%) Power BI
7 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.83%) DB2
7 2 (1.83%) MySQL
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) SoapUI
2 14 (12.84%) JIRA
3 11 (10.09%) HP UFT
3 11 (10.09%) LoadRunner
4 8 (7.34%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.42%) Selenium
6 6 (5.50%) Zephyr
7 4 (3.67%) JMeter
8 2 (1.83%) AnthillPro
8 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.83%) Hudson
8 2 (1.83%) MSI
8 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.83%) TestPartner
8 2 (1.83%) Toad
8 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.92%) JProfiler
General
1 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Billing
4 4 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Test Engineer
2 17 (15.60%) Analyst
3 13 (11.93%) Consultant
4 11 (10.09%) SAP Consultant
4 11 (10.09%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Architect
6 9 (8.26%) OSS Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) OSS Support Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Functional Consultant
7 8 (7.34%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.42%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) Tester
9 6 (5.50%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.50%) Performance Tester
9 6 (5.50%) SAP Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) SOAP
2 14 (12.84%) LDAP
3 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 3 (2.75%) .NET
4 3 (2.75%) Ajax
4 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.75%) EDI
4 3 (2.75%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.92%) Middleware
6 1 (0.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.92%) WAP
6 1 (0.92%) WML
6 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.42%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.67%) AS400
5 4 (3.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.83%) NHS
6 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) HACMP
7 1 (0.92%) LPAR
7 1 (0.92%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (0.92%) Robotics
7 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Linux
3 13 (11.93%) Unix
4 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.92%) AIX
10 1 (0.92%) CentOS
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.10%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.51%) Migration
3 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
4 15 (13.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
5 14 (12.84%) Test Strategy
6 11 (10.09%) Defect Management
7 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.17%) ITSM
7 10 (9.17%) Validation
8 8 (7.34%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.42%) BDD
9 7 (6.42%) Case Management
9 7 (6.42%) ERP
9 7 (6.42%) SDLC
10 6 (5.50%) Analytics
10 6 (5.50%) Big Data Analytics
10 6 (5.50%) Data Analytics
10 6 (5.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.44%) SQL
2 16 (14.68%) Java
3 7 (6.42%) VBScript
4 6 (5.50%) C#
4 6 (5.50%) Python
4 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.59%) VB
6 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.92%) C
7 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.68%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.01%) Degree
3 12 (11.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (9.17%) ISEB
4 10 (9.17%) ISTQB
5 9 (8.26%) MOS
6 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (3.67%) SAP Certification
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.92%) CCNP
9 1 (0.92%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.92%) MCSE
9 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) SLA
2 6 (5.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.67%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.83%) PMO
5 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.92%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (3.67%) vSphere
5 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.92%) Docker
6 1 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.92%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (43.12%) HP ALM
2 11 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (8.26%) SCCM
3 9 (8.26%) SCOM
4 4 (3.67%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Oracle
2 19 (17.43%) SAP
3 18 (16.51%) VMware
4 15 (13.76%) Nokia
5 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
6 10 (9.17%) IBM
6 10 (9.17%) Sun
7 8 (7.34%) Huawei
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco
8 6 (5.50%) Cloudera
8 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.59%) AppDynamics
9 5 (4.59%) Brocade
9 5 (4.59%) Fujitsu
10 4 (3.67%) Dynatrace
10 4 (3.67%) JD Edwards
10 4 (3.67%) Veeam
11 3 (2.75%) Aruba
11 3 (2.75%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.75%) SOASTA, Inc