Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 56 68
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing HP 25 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.94% 2.81% 2.39%
As % of the Vendors category 4.33% 6.35% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 38
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -27.06% +16.76%
10th Percentile £186 £202 £263
90th Percentile £500 £476 £590
North West median daily rate £350 £358 £387
% change year-on-year -2.10% -7.50% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -10.34% -14.78%
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.46% -10.34% -13.82%

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 577 551 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.87% 44.19% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 366 551
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +4.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £288
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
North West median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -2.74% +2.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 17
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 £13.00 £10.96 £10.95
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.00 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +12.90% -15.07% +10.61%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 - 7 £195 - 3
Knutsford 0 5 £383 -
Chester -12 5 £350 +12.00%
HP
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (32.00%) SCCM
4 8 (32.00%) LAN
4 8 (32.00%) SAN
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (28.00%) Change Management
5 7 (28.00%) ITSM
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
5 7 (28.00%) NAS
5 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (28.00%) Migration
6 6 (24.00%) Service Management
6 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (16.00%) Replication
8 4 (16.00%) Time Management
8 4 (16.00%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (16.00%) Veeam
8 4 (16.00%) Banking
8 4 (16.00%) Asset Management

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 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) LAN
1 8 (32.00%) SAN
2 7 (28.00%) NAS
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (12.00%) DMZ
4 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (12.00%) IPsec
4 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Break Fix Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Migration Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.00%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (16.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Change Management
2 7 (28.00%) ITSM
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (16.00%) Break/Fix
5 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.00%) Time Management
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
6 3 (12.00%) Software Distribution
7 2 (8.00%) API Design
7 2 (8.00%) API Integration
7 2 (8.00%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (16.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (12.00%) XenApp
6 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) OpenView
2 4 (16.00%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.00%) Foglight
4 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Dell
3 4 (16.00%) Symantec
3 4 (16.00%) Veeam
3 4 (16.00%) Veritas
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) CyberArk
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Adobe
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) CommVault
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Snow
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds