The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 39 28
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11  
Contract jobs citing HP 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.07% 0.45% 3.33%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 1.03% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +12.30% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.40 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.25% +54.28%  

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 Chester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 49 97 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 35.51% 43.50% 51.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 158 99
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +31.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for HP in Chester

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in Chester

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for HP.

1 9 (56.25%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Break/Fix
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) SLA
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) NAS
7 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (18.75%) COSHH
7 3 (18.75%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
8 2 (12.50%) Ansible
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) Puppet
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (12.50%) Firmware
8 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
1 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 9 (56.25%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Printer Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Break Fix Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Field Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) HP Printer Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Testing Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Printer Support
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Swagger
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
1 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 4 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (18.75%) Hardware Maintenance
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) API Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
2 3 (18.75%) COSHH
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) Firmware
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) DameWare
2 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware