Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 87 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 -24 -7
Contract jobs citing HP 93 86 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.27% 2.13% 2.85%
As % of the Vendors category 4.75% 4.32% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 52
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £311 £130 £219
90th Percentile £535 £515 £488
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £346
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.30% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 23
Berkshire median hourly rate - £18.11 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.86% -32.71%
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £12.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.61% -12.41% -32.71%

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 1,958 1,992 1,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.80% 49.36% 49.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1,035 1,029
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 71 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.45% +19.23% -27.78%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.75 £39.75 £48.88
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.43
% change year-on-year -5.71% +13.43% -20.86%

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 21 January 2019.

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
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 21 January 2019. 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
Bracknell +7 28 - - 3
Reading -32 23 £400 +23.08% 18
Newbury +1 7 £403 +34.17%
Wokingham - 7 £550 - 1
Maidenhead +2 2 £300 -17.24%
Windsor - 2 £500 - 2
HP
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 48 (51.61%) HP ALM
2 25 (26.88%) SQL
2 25 (26.88%) Security Cleared
3 23 (24.73%) Windows
4 22 (23.66%) VMware
4 22 (23.66%) SC Cleared
5 21 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
7 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 18 (19.35%) Telecoms
7 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 18 (19.35%) Active Directory
8 17 (18.28%) SOAP
8 17 (18.28%) Wireshark
9 16 (17.20%) Nokia
10 15 (16.13%) Oracle
10 15 (16.13%) 3G
10 15 (16.13%) SoapUI
10 15 (16.13%) 4G
11 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (15.05%) ISTQB
11 14 (15.05%) Diameter Protocol
12 13 (13.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (13.98%) Windows Server
12 13 (13.98%) SAP
12 13 (13.98%) LDAP
13 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
13 12 (12.90%) Java
13 12 (12.90%) HP UFT

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 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Confluence
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.15%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (4.30%) SAP SD
3 3 (3.23%) SAP GRC
4 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.15%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.08%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) IaaS
2 5 (5.38%) Office 365
3 3 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.08%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) Wireshark
2 15 (16.13%) 3G
2 15 (16.13%) 4G
3 14 (15.05%) Diameter Protocol
4 11 (11.83%) SAN
5 8 (8.60%) DHCP
5 8 (8.60%) DNS
6 7 (7.53%) Firewall
7 6 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (5.38%) LAN
8 5 (5.38%) WAN
9 4 (4.30%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (3.23%) Internet
10 3 (3.23%) VLAN
11 2 (2.15%) 2G
11 2 (2.15%) MVNO
11 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.15%) WLAN
12 1 (1.08%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) DB2
2 2 (2.15%) MySQL
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.15%) Power BI
2 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (16.13%) SoapUI
2 12 (12.90%) HP UFT
3 11 (11.83%) JIRA
3 11 (11.83%) LoadRunner
4 6 (6.45%) Selenium
5 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.38%) TestPartner
6 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.30%) StarTeam
7 3 (3.23%) MSI
7 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.15%) AnthillPro
8 2 (2.15%) JUnit
8 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.15%) Toad
8 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.08%) Billing
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Test Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Consultant
3 13 (13.98%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.83%) SAP Consultant
5 10 (10.75%) Architect
5 10 (10.75%) Functional Consultant
6 9 (9.68%) Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 9 (9.68%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Engagement Manager
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.45%) Test Engagement Manager
8 5 (5.38%) SAP SD Consultant
8 5 (5.38%) SAP SD Functional Consultant
8 5 (5.38%) Tester
9 4 (4.30%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Sales Consultant
10 3 (3.23%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.28%) SOAP
2 13 (13.98%) LDAP
3 2 (2.15%) .NET
3 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.15%) BYOD
3 2 (2.15%) Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.15%) HP Storage
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.08%) HACMP
4 1 (1.08%) LPAR
4 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.68%) Linux
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.30%) Unix
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) CentOS
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.15%) Android
7 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) AIX
8 1 (1.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
3 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 11 (11.83%) Defect Management
5 9 (9.68%) Migration
6 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (8.60%) Test Strategy
7 7 (7.53%) Decision-Making
7 7 (7.53%) Project Management
7 7 (7.53%) Validation
8 6 (6.45%) SAP Implementation
8 6 (6.45%) Workflow
9 5 (5.38%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.38%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.38%) Test Planning
9 5 (5.38%) TMMi
10 4 (4.30%) BDD
10 4 (4.30%) Scrum
10 4 (4.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) SQL
2 12 (12.90%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) VB
4 7 (7.53%) C#
5 6 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.15%) Java 8
6 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.08%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (26.88%) Security Cleared
2 22 (23.66%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.05%) ISTQB
4 13 (13.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (9.68%) DV Cleared
6 8 (8.60%) Degree
7 6 (6.45%) ISEB
8 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (2.15%) MCSE
9 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.08%) CISA
10 1 (1.08%) CISSP
10 1 (1.08%) HP MASE
10 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.08%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.45%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.15%) vSphere
5 1 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.08%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (51.61%) HP ALM
2 11 (11.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (10.75%) SCCM
4 8 (8.60%) SCOM
5 7 (7.53%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (2.15%) Ansible
7 2 (2.15%) HP Fortify
7 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.15%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.08%) Nessus
8 1 (1.08%) Nmap
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (23.66%) VMware
2 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.20%) Nokia
4 15 (16.13%) Oracle
5 13 (13.98%) SAP
6 6 (6.45%) McAfee
6 6 (6.45%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.30%) Fujitsu
7 4 (4.30%) Huawei
7 4 (4.30%) IBM
7 4 (4.30%) Sun
8 3 (3.23%) Hitachi
8 3 (3.23%) Lumension
8 3 (3.23%) Okta
8 3 (3.23%) Symantec
9 2 (2.15%) Ariba
9 2 (2.15%) Brocade
9 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.15%) Serena
9 2 (2.15%) Veeam