Period
to 22 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 147 98
Rank change year-on-year -49 -49 -14
Contract jobs citing HP 1,330 1,688 2,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.85% 2.42%
As % of the Vendors category 3.35% 4.28% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1,001 1,505
England median daily rate £373 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £157 £163 £210
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £353 £363 £345
% change year-on-year -2.69% +5.00% -7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 112 180
England median hourly rate £15.40 £15.89 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.07% -6.54% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £14.64 £16.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.37% -3.41% -8.04%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 39,674 39,411 43,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.03% 43.12% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,853 24,558 27,202
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,493 1,276 1,546
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.75 £44.25
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.94% -2.86%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HP in England

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in England

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in England

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in England

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in England

HP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the England region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
London -49 466 £364 -10.07% 88
South East -24 409 £394 +8.25% 67
North of England -49 207 £350 +7.69% 67
Midlands -71 103 £350 +3.70% 50
North West -35 78 £350 +12.00% 35
East of England -7 77 £363 +6.30% 13
North East -13 73 £375 +10.29% 8
West Midlands -34 71 £369 -1.67% 29
South West -49 64 £280 -20.00% 23
Yorkshire -28 56 £320 +6.67% 24
East Midlands -20 32 £300 - 21
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 England region with a requirement for HP.

1 582 (43.76%) Windows
2 425 (31.95%) Microsoft
3 380 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 360 (27.07%) VMware
5 293 (22.03%) Windows Server
6 270 (20.30%) ITIL
7 253 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 247 (18.57%) Cisco
9 226 (16.99%) Linux
10 213 (16.02%) Security Cleared
10 213 (16.02%) HP ALM
11 210 (15.79%) SQL
12 192 (14.44%) SAN
13 186 (13.98%) Firewall
14 182 (13.68%) Finance
14 182 (13.68%) SCCM
15 178 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
16 171 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 167 (12.56%) SC Cleared
18 160 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 152 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
19 152 (11.43%) Citrix
20 151 (11.35%) WAN
21 146 (10.98%) Windows 7
22 145 (10.90%) Office 365
23 144 (10.83%) LAN
24 143 (10.75%) SQL Server
25 141 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
26 140 (10.53%) Data Centre
27 133 (10.00%) Test Automation

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 133 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 31 (2.33%) Confluence
5 26 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 24 (1.80%) IIS
7 16 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (0.90%) Apache
10 11 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.53%) JBoss
15 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.45%) CICS
15 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 178 (13.38%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.68%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.53%) SAP APO
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.45%) SAP MDM
6 5 (0.38%) BASE24
6 5 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.38%) Exstream
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.38%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
7 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 145 (10.90%) Office 365
2 141 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (2.78%) IaaS
5 26 (1.95%) PaaS
6 22 (1.65%) SaaS
7 15 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.53%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.45%) Tricentis Tosca
12 5 (0.38%) BrowserStack
13 4 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
14 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.15%) GitHub
15 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.075%) Slack
15 1 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 192 (14.44%) SAN
2 186 (13.98%) Firewall
3 151 (11.35%) WAN
4 144 (10.83%) LAN
5 132 (9.92%) DNS
6 101 (7.59%) DHCP
7 99 (7.44%) VPN
8 80 (6.02%) Wireless
9 64 (4.81%) Network Security
10 63 (4.74%) TCP/IP
11 46 (3.46%) NAS
12 45 (3.38%) Internet
13 41 (3.08%) IPsec
14 38 (2.86%) SSL
14 38 (2.86%) Wireshark
15 34 (2.56%) iSCSI
16 33 (2.48%) OSPF
17 31 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (2.26%) VLAN
19 27 (2.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.58%) Oracle Database
6 20 (1.50%) Big Data
7 16 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.05%) DB2
9 14 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.83%) SAP BW
11 10 (0.75%) MySQL
11 10 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
12 9 (0.68%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (0.60%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 117 (8.80%) JIRA
2 77 (5.79%) Selenium
3 59 (4.44%) HP UFT
4 57 (4.29%) SoapUI
5 56 (4.21%) LoadRunner
6 48 (3.61%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.18%) Cucumber
7 29 (2.18%) JMeter
8 23 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (1.65%) Bitbucket
10 19 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (1.43%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (1.13%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.13%) JUnit
13 14 (1.05%) Ant
13 14 (1.05%) Git (software)
13 14 (1.05%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.83%) Artifactory
14 11 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 182 (13.68%) Finance
2 60 (4.51%) Retail
3 52 (3.91%) Banking
4 46 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.58%) Back Office
6 19 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.90%) Billing
7 12 (0.90%) Publishing
8 10 (0.75%) Advertising
8 10 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.68%) Marketing
9 9 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.60%) Front Office
11 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.53%) Games
11 7 (0.53%) Law
11 7 (0.53%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.38%) Automotive
13 4 (0.30%) Legal
14 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 222 (16.69%) Analyst
2 123 (9.25%) Support Engineer
3 86 (6.47%) Desktop Support
3 86 (6.47%) Network Engineer
4 82 (6.17%) Test Analyst
5 69 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 67 (5.04%) Architect
7 66 (4.96%) Consultant
8 58 (4.36%) Administrator
9 55 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 53 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
11 48 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 48 (3.61%) Tester
12 47 (3.53%) Server Engineer
13 44 (3.31%) IT Support
13 44 (3.31%) Test Manager
14 43 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 40 (3.01%) IT Engineer
16 39 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 35 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.06%) Middleware
2 45 (3.38%) SOAP
3 37 (2.78%) Web Services
3 37 (2.78%) XML
4 35 (2.63%) LDAP
5 34 (2.56%) .NET
6 29 (2.18%) HTML
7 21 (1.58%) REST
8 11 (0.83%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.75%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.60%) Gherkin
10 8 (0.60%) JSON
10 8 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.53%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.53%) CSS
11 7 (0.53%) Spring
12 6 (0.45%) EDI
12 6 (0.45%) Node.js
13 5 (0.38%) jQuery
13 5 (0.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 132 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (5.49%) Clustering
4 58 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.78%) Smartphone
7 36 (2.71%) Replication
8 33 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 31 (2.33%) HP Storage
10 27 (2.03%) NHS
11 25 (1.88%) Driving Licence
12 23 (1.73%) CLARiiON
12 23 (1.73%) EMC VMAX
12 23 (1.73%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.73%) Thin Client
13 20 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (1.28%) EMC VNX
14 17 (1.28%) HP StoreVirtual
14 17 (1.28%) iPhone
14 17 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 582 (43.76%) Windows
2 293 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 226 (16.99%) Linux
4 171 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 146 (10.98%) Windows 7
7 128 (9.62%) Unix
8 122 (9.17%) Windows 10
9 64 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 64 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (3.16%) Windows XP
11 36 (2.71%) AIX
12 31 (2.33%) Windows 8
13 27 (2.03%) Solaris
14 21 (1.58%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 16 (1.20%) CentOS
16 16 (1.20%) HPUX
17 15 (1.13%) Android
18 13 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (20.30%) ITIL
2 152 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 125 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
5 117 (8.80%) Migration
6 105 (7.89%) Service Management
7 96 (7.22%) ITSM
8 90 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 86 (6.47%) Test Scripting
10 85 (6.39%) Change Management
11 74 (5.56%) Test Strategy
12 58 (4.36%) Waterfall
13 57 (4.29%) DevOps
13 57 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 55 (4.14%) Performance Testing
14 55 (4.14%) Project Management
14 55 (4.14%) Test Management
15 51 (3.83%) Defect Management
15 51 (3.83%) Network Load Balancing
16 48 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (15.79%) SQL
2 112 (8.42%) PowerShell
3 88 (6.62%) Java
4 48 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 44 (3.31%) Python
6 36 (2.71%) C
7 34 (2.56%) VBScript
8 33 (2.48%) C#
8 33 (2.48%) VB
9 23 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.13%) Perl
11 14 (1.05%) C++
12 13 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.98%) F#
12 13 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.83%) COBOL
14 8 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.53%) AWK
16 6 (0.45%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 167 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (6.02%) ISTQB
4 71 (5.34%) Degree
5 66 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 63 (4.74%) ISEB
7 55 (4.14%) CCNP
8 51 (3.83%) DV Cleared
8 51 (3.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 41 (3.08%) MCSE
10 38 (2.86%) CCNA
11 24 (1.80%) ISEB Practitioner
12 23 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (1.58%) Novell Certification
14 19 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 17 (1.28%) CCSE
15 17 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 16 (1.20%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.19%) QA
2 56 (4.21%) SLA
3 19 (1.43%) PMO
4 17 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.15%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.075%) Basel III
9 1 (0.075%) COBIT
9 1 (0.075%) GxP
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.075%) TickIT
System Software
1 380 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 253 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (9.40%) vSphere
4 123 (9.25%) Hyper-V
5 115 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (5.34%) XenApp
7 46 (3.46%) XenDesktop
8 35 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (1.88%) BitLocker
11 24 (1.80%) Docker
12 20 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
13 19 (1.43%) Firmware
14 17 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (1.05%) NFS
16 14 (1.05%) VMware NSX
17 12 (0.90%) FreeRADIUS
18 11 (0.83%) IAG
19 10 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 213 (16.02%) HP ALM
2 182 (13.68%) SCCM
3 97 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
4 85 (6.39%) SCOM
5 51 (3.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 46 (3.46%) NetBackup
7 38 (2.86%) OpenView
8 29 (2.18%) OVSD
8 29 (2.18%) vCenter Server
9 26 (1.95%) Puppet
9 26 (1.95%) WSUS
10 24 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 22 (1.65%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.50%) Netcool
13 19 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 18 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
14 18 (1.35%) HP SIM
14 18 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (1.28%) Ansible
16 15 (1.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 425 (31.95%) Microsoft
2 360 (27.07%) VMware
3 247 (18.57%) Cisco
4 152 (11.43%) Citrix
5 133 (10.00%) Oracle
6 100 (7.52%) EMC
7 99 (7.44%) Dell
8 95 (7.14%) IBM
9 91 (6.84%) NetApp
10 84 (6.32%) Red Hat
11 70 (5.26%) 3PAR
11 70 (5.26%) CheckPoint
12 59 (4.44%) SAP
13 55 (4.14%) McAfee
13 55 (4.14%) SolarWinds
14 52 (3.91%) Aruba
15 49 (3.68%) Juniper
16 48 (3.61%) Apple
17 45 (3.38%) F5
18 43 (3.23%) Brocade