Period
to 19 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 19 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 47 77
Rank change year-on-year -23 +30 -19
Contract jobs citing HP 22 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.72% 3.32% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 4.07% 7.82% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 16
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £273 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.61% -33.13% +11.95%
10th Percentile £185 £106 £269
90th Percentile £506 £453 £538
North West median daily rate £350 £308 £390
% change year-on-year +13.82% -21.15% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -10.34% -23.80%
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.46% -14.75% -9.04%

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 Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 541 563 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.40% 42.49% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 380 437
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £253 £263
90th Percentile £538 £625 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 23
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -5.77%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £32.70 £22.20
North West median hourly rate £17.55 £16.10 £18.13
% change year-on-year +9.04% -11.20% +4.05%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for HP in Cheshire

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in Cheshire

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in Cheshire

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Warrington +1 7 £195 -
Chester -12 6 £330 +25.71%
Knutsford -12 3 £400 +42.86%
HP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for HP.

1 10 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) ITSM
3 7 (31.82%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (27.27%) SCCM
4 6 (27.27%) Service Management
4 6 (27.27%) SAN
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) LAN
5 5 (22.73%) WAN
5 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
6 4 (18.18%) NAS
6 4 (18.18%) Veeam
6 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (18.18%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (18.18%) Replication
6 4 (18.18%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (18.18%) OpenView
6 4 (18.18%) Dell

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 5 (22.73%) LAN
2 5 (22.73%) WAN
3 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) NAS
3 4 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Administrator
1 4 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Break Fix Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Migration Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (18.18%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Change Management
2 7 (31.82%) ITSM
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Break/Fix
5 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (9.09%) API Design
6 2 (9.09%) API Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Release Management
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) OpenView
2 4 (18.18%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.55%) Foglight
4 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) SmoothWall
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Dell
3 4 (18.18%) Veeam
3 4 (18.18%) Veritas
4 2 (9.09%) CyberArk
4 2 (9.09%) McAfee
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Altiris
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.55%) Brocade
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) CommVault
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) NetIQ
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec