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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 53 42
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11  
Contract jobs citing HP 12 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.25% 2.90% 3.63%
As % of the Vendors category 5.13% 6.35% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 8
Median daily rate £130 £425 £242
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.41% +75.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £228 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £613 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
% change year-on-year -6.66% +3.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -30.95% +37.70%  

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 234 441 411
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.90% 45.70% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 238 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +14 9 £130 -50.47% 2
Warrington +15 1 - -
Runcorn +1 1 £120 -65.71% 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £120 -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) SCCM
3 4 (23.53%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) NAS
4 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
4 3 (17.65%) VBScript
5 2 (11.76%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) ISEB
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) MOM

HP
Top Related 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) NAS
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Field Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Printer Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Break Fix Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Hardware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) HP Printer Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Swagger
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Time Management
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) API Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 3 (17.65%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) VB6
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COSHH
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) MOM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) DameWare
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Lumension
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
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