Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 127 84
Rank change year-on-year -47 -43 -11
Contract jobs citing HP 1,476 1,741 2,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.99% 2.66%
As % of the Vendors category 3.75% 4.54% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 1,039 1,787
England median daily rate £360 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £150 £180 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 131 154
England median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £20.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -29.35% +17.29%
10th Percentile £11.64 £9.81 £11.63
90th Percentile £34.60 £28.75 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year - -29.68% +25.47%

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 39,410 38,326 45,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.68% 43.81% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,629 23,602 28,046
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,445 1,303 1,495
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.35 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -63 472 £375 -9.09% 79
South East -29 447 £388 +3.33% 48
North of England -39 258 £333 -5.00% 42
Midlands -29 113 £350 -9.09% 38
East of England +36 103 £350 +7.69% 19
North West -41 97 £350 - 16
North East -13 86 £333 -5.00% 6
South West -9 80 £263 -25.00% 14
West Midlands -7 75 £394 +5.00% 22
Yorkshire -25 75 £363 +3.57% 20
East Midlands -32 38 £279 -30.25% 16
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 626 (42.41%) Windows
2 423 (28.66%) Microsoft
3 406 (27.51%) VMware
4 373 (25.27%) Active Directory
5 338 (22.90%) Windows Server
6 304 (20.60%) Cisco
7 294 (19.92%) Linux
8 282 (19.11%) ITIL
9 280 (18.97%) Security Cleared
10 276 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 240 (16.26%) HP ALM
12 232 (15.72%) SQL
13 230 (15.58%) SAN
14 219 (14.84%) Citrix
14 219 (14.84%) SC Cleared
15 212 (14.36%) Firewall
16 209 (14.16%) Oracle
17 195 (13.21%) Finance
18 189 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
19 187 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
19 187 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 178 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
21 175 (11.86%) DNS
22 167 (11.31%) Data Centre
23 164 (11.11%) SCCM
24 162 (10.98%) SQL Server
24 162 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
25 159 (10.77%) vSphere
26 156 (10.57%) WAN
27 155 (10.50%) 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
1 145 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 79 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 71 (4.81%) IIS
4 59 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (2.85%) Skype for Business
6 28 (1.90%) Confluence
7 24 (1.63%) Apache
8 19 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (1.02%) GlassFish
9 15 (1.02%) Liferay
10 14 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (0.81%) JBoss
12 12 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 178 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.068%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.54%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.47%) SAP APO
5 7 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.41%) RMDS
6 6 (0.41%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.34%) Exstream
7 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.27%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 128 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (8.20%) Office 365
3 56 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.29%) IaaS
5 16 (1.08%) PaaS
6 15 (1.02%) SaaS
7 7 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.47%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.34%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
11 3 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.20%) G Suite
11 3 (0.20%) GitHub
11 3 (0.20%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.068%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.068%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 230 (15.58%) SAN
2 212 (14.36%) Firewall
3 175 (11.86%) DNS
4 156 (10.57%) WAN
5 142 (9.62%) LAN
6 135 (9.15%) DHCP
7 116 (7.86%) VPN
8 87 (5.89%) TCP/IP
9 86 (5.83%) Wireless
10 60 (4.07%) Internet
10 60 (4.07%) Network Security
11 50 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (3.32%) NAS
13 46 (3.12%) SSL
14 44 (2.98%) NetScaler
15 40 (2.71%) Fibre Channel
16 39 (2.64%) IPsec
17 38 (2.57%) iSCSI
18 34 (2.30%) SMS
19 31 (2.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.86%) Oracle Database
3 49 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 26 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 25 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (1.63%) Big Data
8 18 (1.22%) DB2
9 17 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
10 16 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 12 (0.81%) MS Access
13 12 (0.81%) MySQL
14 10 (0.68%) DataStage
14 10 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 118 (7.99%) Selenium
2 103 (6.98%) JIRA
3 87 (5.89%) HP UFT
4 71 (4.81%) LoadRunner
5 64 (4.34%) SoapUI
6 57 (3.86%) Jenkins
7 52 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (2.57%) SpecFlow
9 36 (2.44%) Eclipse
9 36 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
10 34 (2.30%) Ant
11 33 (2.24%) JMeter
12 32 (2.17%) TestNG
13 29 (1.96%) Cucumber
14 28 (1.90%) WebDriver
15 27 (1.83%) Visual Studio
16 15 (1.02%) Bitbucket
17 14 (0.95%) Protractor
17 14 (0.95%) TeamCity
18 13 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 195 (13.21%) Finance
2 65 (4.40%) Banking
3 55 (3.73%) Retail
4 49 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.42%) Back Office
7 20 (1.36%) Billing
8 18 (1.22%) Legal
9 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.81%) Marketing
11 10 (0.68%) Publishing
12 9 (0.61%) Law
12 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.54%) Advertising
13 8 (0.54%) Games
14 7 (0.47%) Front Office
15 6 (0.41%) Automotive
15 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.41%) Military
15 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 254 (17.21%) Analyst
2 159 (10.77%) Support Engineer
3 113 (7.66%) Test Analyst
4 99 (6.71%) Network Engineer
5 89 (6.03%) Desktop Support
6 86 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 80 (5.42%) Consultant
8 73 (4.95%) Architect
9 68 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
10 55 (3.73%) Tester
11 51 (3.46%) Support Analyst
12 46 (3.12%) Desktop Engineer
13 45 (3.05%) Server Engineer
14 43 (2.91%) Developer
15 41 (2.78%) IT Engineer
16 40 (2.71%) Administrator
17 39 (2.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 39 (2.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 37 (2.51%) Test Leader
19 36 (2.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.01%) Web Services
2 68 (4.61%) .NET
3 57 (3.86%) XML
4 34 (2.30%) SOAP
5 32 (2.17%) HTML
6 28 (1.90%) LDAP
7 24 (1.63%) Middleware
8 21 (1.42%) REST
9 18 (1.22%) ASP.NET
9 18 (1.22%) JSP
10 16 (1.08%) RESTful
10 16 (1.08%) Struts
11 15 (1.02%) EJB
11 15 (1.02%) EJB 3.0
11 15 (1.02%) JAXB
11 15 (1.02%) JAX-RS
11 15 (1.02%) JPA
12 14 (0.95%) Ehcache
13 12 (0.81%) 802.1X
13 12 (0.81%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 167 (11.31%) Data Centre
2 162 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (6.57%) Management Information System
4 60 (4.07%) Clustering
5 53 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.98%) Replication
8 37 (2.51%) Smartphone
9 33 (2.24%) NHS
10 32 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
11 27 (1.83%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.76%) EMC VNX
13 23 (1.56%) HP Storage
14 22 (1.49%) PKI
15 20 (1.36%) Blackberry
15 20 (1.36%) Fat Client
15 20 (1.36%) Thin Client
16 19 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (1.22%) CLARiiON
17 18 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 626 (42.41%) Windows
2 338 (22.90%) Windows Server
3 294 (19.92%) Linux
4 187 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 187 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (10.03%) Unix
6 128 (8.67%) Windows 7
7 107 (7.25%) Windows 10
8 87 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 50 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 47 (3.18%) Windows 8
11 42 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (2.78%) AIX
13 37 (2.51%) Solaris
14 27 (1.83%) HPUX
15 26 (1.76%) CentOS
16 20 (1.36%) Android
17 18 (1.22%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.95%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (19.11%) ITIL
2 189 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (10.50%) Test Automation
4 149 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
5 121 (8.20%) Migration
6 109 (7.38%) Service Management
7 95 (6.44%) Test Scripting
8 88 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 85 (5.76%) Test Strategy
10 84 (5.69%) Change Management
11 79 (5.35%) Performance Testing
12 73 (4.95%) DevOps
13 72 (4.88%) Project Management
14 70 (4.74%) ITSM
15 69 (4.67%) Scrum
16 64 (4.34%) Service Delivery
17 61 (4.13%) Business Continuity
18 60 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 60 (4.07%) System Integration Testing
19 57 (3.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 232 (15.72%) SQL
2 126 (8.54%) PowerShell
3 119 (8.06%) Java
4 62 (4.20%) Python
5 58 (3.93%) JavaScript
6 50 (3.39%) C#
7 42 (2.85%) VBScript
8 33 (2.24%) F#
9 31 (2.10%) Perl
10 27 (1.83%) C
11 26 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.76%) VB
12 23 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.49%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.88%) C++
15 12 (0.81%) AWK
16 9 (0.61%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.61%) Korn
17 8 (0.54%) Ruby
18 7 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 280 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 219 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 99 (6.71%) Degree
4 95 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (5.89%) ISEB
6 86 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 84 (5.69%) ISTQB
8 83 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 52 (3.52%) CCNP
11 47 (3.18%) MCSE
12 45 (3.05%) CCNA
13 32 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
14 29 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.42%) MCSA
16 20 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
18 16 (1.08%) Novell Certification
19 13 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.95%) SLA
2 49 (3.32%) QA
3 19 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.88%) PMO
4 13 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 6 (0.41%) GDPR
7 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.34%) GxP
9 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.14%) HL7
10 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.068%) Basel III
11 1 (0.068%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.068%) RMADS
System Software
1 373 (25.27%) Active Directory
2 276 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (10.77%) vSphere
4 143 (9.69%) Hyper-V
5 101 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (6.10%) XenApp
7 49 (3.32%) XenDesktop
8 45 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (1.76%) NFS
11 20 (1.36%) Docker
12 17 (1.15%) Firmware
12 17 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (0.88%) BitLocker
14 13 (0.88%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.81%) KVM
15 12 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.68%) IAG
16 10 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 240 (16.26%) HP ALM
2 164 (11.11%) SCCM
3 112 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
4 67 (4.54%) SCOM
5 45 (3.05%) NetBackup
6 42 (2.85%) OpenView
7 40 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 31 (2.10%) Backup Exec
9 30 (2.03%) OVSD
10 29 (1.96%) vCenter Server
11 28 (1.90%) Puppet
11 28 (1.90%) WSUS
12 26 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
13 25 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (1.42%) BladeLogic
15 19 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 18 (1.22%) FortiGate
17 17 (1.15%) Tivoli
18 16 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
19 15 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 423 (28.66%) Microsoft
2 406 (27.51%) VMware
3 304 (20.60%) Cisco
4 219 (14.84%) Citrix
5 209 (14.16%) Oracle
6 130 (8.81%) Dell
7 123 (8.33%) IBM
8 107 (7.25%) Red Hat
9 104 (7.05%) EMC
10 83 (5.62%) NetApp
11 78 (5.28%) 3PAR
12 72 (4.88%) CheckPoint
12 72 (4.88%) SAP
13 56 (3.79%) Aruba
14 54 (3.66%) Juniper
15 53 (3.59%) SolarWinds
16 51 (3.46%) McAfee
17 49 (3.32%) Brocade
18 48 (3.25%) Apple
19 39 (2.64%) Veritas