Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 74 55
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing HP 44 22 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.29% 1.51% 2.74%
As % of the Vendors category 7.63% 3.38% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 41
Cheshire median daily rate £273 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.88% +16.76% +230.91%
10th Percentile £106 £268 £188
90th Percentile £453 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £308 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -21.15% +11.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -23.80% +11.94%
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.77
% change year-on-year -14.75% -9.04% +11.77%

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 577 650 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.19% 44.64% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 434 451
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 23 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -1.31% -6.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.80
90th Percentile £26.00 £22.20 £33.98
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.62% +10.03%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Chester - 18 £263 -
Knutsford - 6 £280 - 1
Warrington +13 5 - -
Crewe -17 1 £265 -
HP
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 21 (47.73%) Banking
2 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) Break/Fix
3 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (25.00%) Linux
5 10 (22.73%) Windows
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) IBM
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) Fortinet
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (18.18%) Unix
7 8 (18.18%) SLA
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (18.18%) MCSE
7 8 (18.18%) MCSA
8 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
8 7 (15.91%) Dell
8 7 (15.91%) HP UFT
8 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
9 6 (13.64%) EMC
9 6 (13.64%) ISEB
9 6 (13.64%) Finance
9 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.64%) Time Management
10 5 (11.36%) VMware
10 5 (11.36%) C#
10 5 (11.36%) Java
10 5 (11.36%) VBScript

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 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.82%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) SAN
2 4 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (6.82%) DHCP
3 3 (6.82%) DNS
3 3 (6.82%) NAS
3 3 (6.82%) SSH
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) IPsec
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) HP UFT
2 4 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 21 (47.73%) Banking
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Printer Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Break Fix Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) HP Printer Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Printer Support
6 2 (4.55%) Support Assistant
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.55%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 10 (22.73%) Windows
3 8 (18.18%) Unix
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.82%) AIX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Break/Fix
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
3 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.64%) Time Management
4 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (9.09%) ITSM
5 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Presales
5 4 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.82%) Internal Audit
6 3 (6.82%) Matrix Management
6 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 3 (6.82%) Workflow
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) C#
1 5 (11.36%) Java
1 5 (11.36%) VBScript
2 4 (9.09%) VB
2 4 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.82%) Jython
3 3 (6.82%) Perl
3 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.82%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) MCSA
1 8 (18.18%) MCSE
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.64%) ISEB
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) COSHH
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Firmware
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle
3 9 (20.45%) IBM
4 8 (18.18%) Fortinet
5 7 (15.91%) Dell
6 6 (13.64%) EMC
7 5 (11.36%) VMware
8 4 (9.09%) Cisco
9 3 (6.82%) Citrix
9 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.55%) EqualLogic
10 2 (4.55%) NetApp
10 2 (4.55%) Sun
10 2 (4.55%) Symantec
10 2 (4.55%) Teradata
10 2 (4.55%) Veritas
11 1 (2.27%) Lumension
11 1 (2.27%) McAfee
11 1 (2.27%) Meraki
11 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto