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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 59 51
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing HP 10 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.57% 2.51% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 5.24% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +15.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.40 £26.79 £17.50
% change year-on-year -38.76% +53.07%  

HP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 290 439 412
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.45% 47.87% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 304 220
Median daily rate £388 £425 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -0.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 28
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +33.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £26.75 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing HP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +23 7 £450 +5.88%
HP
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for HP.

1 10 (45.45%) Banking
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Break/Fix
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) SLA
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) SAN
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (22.73%) NAS
6 4 (18.18%) Time Management
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) IBM
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
7 3 (13.64%) SCCM
7 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.64%) vSphere
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (13.64%) COSHH
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (13.64%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (9.09%) Ansible
8 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (9.09%) Puppet

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%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) NAS
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
3 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) JMeter
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 10 (45.45%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Printer Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Field Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Field Service Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Break Fix Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) HP Printer Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Payments Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Printer Support
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Flash
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Swagger
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Break/Fix
2 4 (18.18%) Time Management
3 3 (13.64%) Hardware Maintenance
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) ITSM
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 3 (13.64%) COSHH
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Firmware
3 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.55%) DameWare
3 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.55%) BMC
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
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