Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 221 235
Rank change year-on-year -66 +14 -69
Contract jobs citing HP 382 562 1,078
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.21% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 2.12% 2.85% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 321 672
10th Percentile £211 £144 £138
25th Percentile £350 £188 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £388
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £473
90th Percentile £558 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 99 85
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.85 £9.41
25th Percentile £11.63 £13.50 £11.85
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.10 £15.19
Median % change year-on-year -18.13% +12.57% +1.27%
75th Percentile £20.76 £20.00 £27.41
90th Percentile £37.95 £39.99 £35.75
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.10 £14.14
% change year-on-year -15.20% +20.98% -2.52%

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 18,001 19,724 35,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.70% 42.37% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,682 12,476 22,691
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
25th Percentile £375 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £570
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 774 1,143
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £10.92
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.38
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% +0.68% +5.00%
75th Percentile £43.75 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.23% +6.21%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HP in England

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP in England.

Daily rate trend for HP in England

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HP in England

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP in England.

Hourly rate trend for HP in England

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HP in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -34 134 £467 +23.71% 34
South East +9 97 £425 +13.33% 30
North of England +7 60 £400 +23.08% 33
Midlands +7 34 £350 +3.70% 22
North East +41 22 £420 +18.31% 1
East Midlands +9 21 £355 +13.60% 8
Yorkshire +7 21 £300 -15.12% 13
South West +18 18 £375 -3.23% 9
East of England -19 18 £488 +21.88% 13
North West -21 17 £400 +28.00% 19
West Midlands -2 13 £275 -26.67% 13
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 135 (35.34%) Windows
2 122 (31.94%) VMware
3 92 (24.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (22.51%) Social Skills
5 85 (22.25%) Microsoft
6 82 (21.47%) Security Cleared
7 78 (20.42%) Cisco
8 71 (18.59%) Active Directory
9 68 (17.80%) ITIL
9 68 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (16.49%) Azure
11 62 (16.23%) JIRA
12 61 (15.97%) Java
13 60 (15.71%) Dell
14 59 (15.45%) Linux
15 57 (14.92%) SAN
15 57 (14.92%) Firewall
16 56 (14.66%) HP ALM
17 55 (14.40%) Data Centre
17 55 (14.40%) SC Cleared
18 54 (14.14%) Windows Server
19 53 (13.87%) Finance
20 52 (13.61%) PowerShell
21 45 (11.78%) DNS
21 45 (11.78%) Oracle
22 44 (11.52%) SQL
23 41 (10.73%) Microsoft 365
24 40 (10.47%) SLA
25 38 (9.95%) AWS
26 36 (9.42%) vSphere

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 24 (6.28%) Confluence
2 23 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.79%) Apache
8 3 (0.79%) CMS
8 3 (0.79%) SAS
8 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
9 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) BASE24
1 4 (1.05%) Tesseract
2 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.52%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.26%) Maximo
4 1 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.49%) Azure
2 41 (10.73%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (9.95%) AWS
4 13 (3.40%) IaaS
5 11 (2.88%) GCP
6 9 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.57%) SaaS
9 4 (1.05%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.05%) PaaS
10 3 (0.79%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.26%) Cohesity
12 1 (0.26%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.92%) Firewall
1 57 (14.92%) SAN
2 45 (11.78%) DNS
3 33 (8.64%) DHCP
4 32 (8.38%) VPN
5 25 (6.54%) VSAN
6 23 (6.02%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.97%) WAN
8 16 (4.19%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (4.19%) Wireless
9 15 (3.93%) LAN
10 14 (3.66%) EIGRP
10 14 (3.66%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (3.66%) MPLS
10 14 (3.66%) OSPF
11 13 (3.40%) BGP
11 13 (3.40%) SSL
12 12 (3.14%) VLAN
13 11 (2.88%) HSRP
14 10 (2.62%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.88%) NonStop SQL
3 8 (2.09%) MySQL
4 7 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.52%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.52%) UniData
9 1 (0.26%) Ingres
9 1 (0.26%) MS Access
9 1 (0.26%) Power BI
9 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (16.23%) JIRA
2 29 (7.59%) Selenium
3 23 (6.02%) Cucumber
3 23 (6.02%) LoadRunner
4 19 (4.97%) JMeter
5 16 (4.19%) Visual Studio
6 14 (3.66%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.88%) Bugzilla
7 11 (2.88%) NeoLoad
8 10 (2.62%) Git (software)
9 9 (2.36%) REST Assured
10 7 (1.83%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.83%) SilkPerformer
10 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.83%) WebLOAD
11 5 (1.31%) eggPlant
11 5 (1.31%) HP UFT
11 5 (1.31%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.31%) TestRail
General
1 86 (22.51%) Social Skills
2 53 (13.87%) Finance
3 32 (8.38%) Banking
4 23 (6.02%) Public Sector
5 21 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.57%) Retail
8 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Back Office
9 3 (0.79%) Law
9 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (14.40%) Analyst
2 31 (8.12%) Network Engineer
3 27 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (7.07%) Tester
4 20 (5.24%) Developer
4 20 (5.24%) Test Analyst
5 19 (4.97%) Architect
6 18 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
7 17 (4.45%) Administrator
7 17 (4.45%) Support Engineer
8 16 (4.19%) Consultant
8 16 (4.19%) IT Engineer
9 13 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (3.14%) IT Support
10 12 (3.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 11 (2.88%) Performance Tester
11 11 (2.88%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (2.62%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (2.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.97%) XML
2 18 (4.71%) JSON
3 14 (3.66%) Gherkin
4 12 (3.14%) .NET
5 11 (2.88%) Middleware
6 9 (2.36%) HTML
6 9 (2.36%) SAML
6 9 (2.36%) WireMock
7 8 (2.09%) SOAP
7 8 (2.09%) Web Services
8 7 (1.83%) 802.1X
8 7 (1.83%) Express
8 7 (1.83%) Swing
9 6 (1.57%) LDAP
10 5 (1.31%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.31%) CSS
11 4 (1.05%) LAMP
11 4 (1.05%) RESTful
11 4 (1.05%) Spring
12 2 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.40%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.50%) Clustering
3 19 (4.97%) NHS
4 12 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.62%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.36%) HP Storage
6 9 (2.36%) PKI
6 9 (2.36%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.83%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.05%) CMDB
9 4 (1.05%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.05%) Tandem
10 3 (0.79%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.79%) Replication
10 3 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 135 (35.34%) Windows
2 59 (15.45%) Linux
3 54 (14.14%) Windows Server
4 32 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (8.12%) Windows 10
6 30 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (7.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (5.76%) Unix
9 17 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.93%) Windows 7
10 15 (3.93%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (3.40%) Solaris
12 10 (2.62%) Mac OS
13 9 (2.36%) AIX
13 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (2.09%) CentOS
15 7 (1.83%) HPUX
16 5 (1.31%) VMS
16 5 (1.31%) Windows 2000
17 4 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
1 68 (17.80%) ITIL
2 36 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (9.42%) Test Automation
3 34 (8.90%) Migration
4 32 (8.38%) Storage Management
4 32 (8.38%) Test Management
5 30 (7.85%) DevOps
5 30 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (7.85%) Scrum
6 27 (7.07%) Defect Management
6 27 (7.07%) Software Testing
7 25 (6.54%) Change Management
8 22 (5.76%) Configuration Management
9 21 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (5.24%) Service Delivery
10 20 (5.24%) Service Management
11 18 (4.71%) Test Scripting
11 18 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.97%) Java
2 52 (13.61%) PowerShell
3 44 (11.52%) SQL
4 31 (8.12%) C#
5 29 (7.59%) Python
6 24 (6.28%) C
7 20 (5.24%) Perl
8 18 (4.71%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.40%) PHP
10 12 (3.14%) VB
11 11 (2.88%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.83%) C++
12 7 (1.83%) COBOL
12 7 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.57%) AWK
14 5 (1.31%) Go
15 4 (1.05%) Bourne shell
15 4 (1.05%) Korn
16 3 (0.79%) Ruby
16 3 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (21.47%) Security Cleared
2 55 (14.40%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (5.76%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.24%) Degree
6 17 (4.45%) ISEB
6 17 (4.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (3.93%) ISTQB
8 14 (3.66%) MCSE
9 11 (2.88%) CCNA
9 11 (2.88%) CCNP
9 11 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (2.62%) MCSA
11 7 (1.83%) MCITP
12 6 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.31%) VCP6
14 4 (1.05%) DBS Check
14 4 (1.05%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.47%) SLA
2 21 (5.50%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) GxP
3 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) BS25999
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) GRC
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 92 (24.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (18.59%) Active Directory
3 36 (9.42%) vSphere
4 32 (8.38%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (6.02%) Hyper-V
6 16 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (4.19%) VMware NSX
7 12 (3.14%) XenApp
8 11 (2.88%) Docker
9 9 (2.36%) Firmware
10 8 (2.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (2.09%) VMware Server
11 7 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.57%) KVM
12 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.05%) GlusterFS
13 4 (1.05%) vCloud
14 3 (0.79%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.79%) NFS
14 3 (0.79%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 56 (14.66%) HP ALM
2 35 (9.16%) SCCM
3 34 (8.90%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (7.85%) vCenter Server
5 24 (6.28%) vRealize
6 20 (5.24%) Ansible
6 20 (5.24%) SCOM
7 16 (4.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 14 (3.66%) NetBackup
9 13 (3.40%) PowerCLI
9 13 (3.40%) Terraform
10 12 (3.14%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (3.14%) HP NNM
11 11 (2.88%) Kubernetes
12 10 (2.62%) AirWatch
12 10 (2.62%) Tivoli
13 9 (2.36%) BladeLogic
14 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (1.83%) HP Fortify
15 7 (1.83%) OpenView
Vendors
1 122 (31.94%) VMware
2 85 (22.25%) Microsoft
3 78 (20.42%) Cisco
4 60 (15.71%) Dell
5 45 (11.78%) Oracle
6 28 (7.33%) IBM
7 27 (7.07%) Citrix
8 26 (6.81%) 3PAR
9 25 (6.54%) NetApp
10 22 (5.76%) F5
11 21 (5.50%) Juniper
12 18 (4.71%) BMC
13 17 (4.45%) EMC
13 17 (4.45%) Red Hat
14 16 (4.19%) CA
15 15 (3.93%) Apple
15 15 (3.93%) Aruba
15 15 (3.93%) SolarWinds
16 14 (3.66%) Brocade
16 14 (3.66%) SAP