Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 359 269 219
Rank change year-on-year -90 -50 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 486 317 821
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.95% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.81% 2.26% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 207 454
10th Percentile £179 £200 £145
25th Percentile £265 £297 £180
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £360
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.10%
75th Percentile £488 £496 £450
90th Percentile £580 £530 £535
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £360
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.06% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 142
10th Percentile £11.54 £10.00 £10.16
25th Percentile £14.22 £11.90 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.35 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +4.86% +6.06% +7.84%
75th Percentile £20.00 £24.00 £18.90
90th Percentile £27.00 £48.88 £24.30
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +15.15% +10.00%

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 26,850 14,012 28,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.56% 41.81% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,191 9,106 18,232
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
25th Percentile £404 £363 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £514 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.14% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £625 £574 £556
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £508 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +9.73% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 834 502 1,130
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.19 £11.35
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.00 £14.24
Median hourly rate £19.52 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.13% +22.99% +7.32%
75th Percentile £40.13 £46.24 £33.94
90th Percentile £60.35 £59.88 £51.30
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.25 £18.70
% change year-on-year -17.53% +29.68% +7.32%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -143 161 £437 +2.88% 44
South East -72 96 £450 +25.00% 22
South West -17 60 £388 - 13
North of England -27 59 £316 -15.87% 30
Midlands -23 58 £340 -2.86% 19
East Midlands -4 39 £378 -11.06% 7
North West -15 39 £315 -32.11% 17
East of England -34 31 £388 +10.71% 11
Yorkshire -32 20 £413 +111.54% 13
West Midlands -48 18 £240 -32.39% 12
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 258 (53.09%) Windows
2 173 (35.60%) VMware
3 164 (33.74%) Active Directory
4 151 (31.07%) Microsoft
5 124 (25.51%) Cisco
6 111 (22.84%) Social Skills
7 110 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 108 (22.22%) Dell
9 105 (21.60%) Firewall
9 105 (21.60%) Windows 10
10 104 (21.40%) Microsoft 365
11 99 (20.37%) Windows Server
12 90 (18.52%) ITIL
13 79 (16.26%) Linux
13 79 (16.26%) Azure
14 77 (15.84%) Finance
15 75 (15.43%) DNS
16 74 (15.23%) VPN
17 67 (13.79%) Citrix
18 66 (13.58%) Security Cleared
19 65 (13.37%) SAN
19 65 (13.37%) IBM
20 59 (12.14%) JIRA
20 59 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 56 (11.52%) DHCP
22 55 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
23 53 (10.91%) LAN
24 51 (10.49%) Red Hat
24 51 (10.49%) Aruba
25 49 (10.08%) SC Cleared

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 34 (7.00%) Confluence
2 23 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.53%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.44%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.03%) nginx
9 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) BASE24
2 2 (0.41%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.21%) Exstream
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 104 (21.40%) Microsoft 365
2 79 (16.26%) Azure
3 48 (9.88%) AWS
4 19 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.88%) SaaS
6 12 (2.47%) IaaS
7 5 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.82%) GCP
8 4 (0.82%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.82%) Nutanix
8 4 (0.82%) Serverless
9 3 (0.62%) GitHub
9 3 (0.62%) Google Workspace
9 3 (0.62%) PaaS
10 2 (0.41%) Cohesity
10 2 (0.41%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.41%) Rubrik
10 2 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (21.60%) Firewall
2 75 (15.43%) DNS
3 74 (15.23%) VPN
4 65 (13.37%) SAN
5 56 (11.52%) DHCP
6 53 (10.91%) LAN
7 44 (9.05%) WAN
8 29 (5.97%) Network Security
9 28 (5.76%) Wireless
10 24 (4.94%) NAS
11 23 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (4.53%) TCP/IP
13 18 (3.70%) Internet
13 18 (3.70%) IPsec
14 17 (3.50%) VLAN
15 14 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (2.88%) SSL
16 13 (2.67%) MPLS
17 12 (2.47%) IPv4
17 12 (2.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.65%) Big Data
3 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.23%) MySQL
6 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.82%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (12.14%) JIRA
2 16 (3.29%) Selenium
3 15 (3.09%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.06%) SoapUI
4 10 (2.06%) Zephyr
5 9 (1.85%) JMeter
6 8 (1.65%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.65%) LoadRunner
7 7 (1.44%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.03%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.03%) Postman
8 5 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.82%) AppScan
9 4 (0.82%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.62%) Appium
10 3 (0.62%) MSTest
10 3 (0.62%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.62%) TestLink
General
1 111 (22.84%) Social Skills
2 77 (15.84%) Finance
3 47 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.97%) Public Sector
5 20 (4.12%) Banking
5 20 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
7 11 (2.26%) Documentation Skills
7 11 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.65%) Law
10 6 (1.23%) Electronics
10 6 (1.23%) Marketing
11 5 (1.03%) Legal
11 5 (1.03%) Local Government
12 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.62%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.62%) Retail
14 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 84 (17.28%) Support Engineer
2 60 (12.35%) Desktop Support
3 57 (11.73%) Desktop Engineer
4 53 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 52 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 45 (9.26%) Network Engineer
7 40 (8.23%) Analyst
8 31 (6.38%) Administrator
9 28 (5.76%) Test Engineer
10 24 (4.94%) Architect
11 23 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
13 19 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 19 (3.91%) Consultant
13 19 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (3.70%) Tester
15 16 (3.29%) IT Engineer
15 16 (3.29%) IT Support
16 15 (3.09%) Hardware Engineer
17 14 (2.88%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.67%) Middleware
1 13 (2.67%) SOAP
2 12 (2.47%) XML
3 11 (2.26%) REST
4 9 (1.85%) JSON
5 7 (1.44%) .NET
5 7 (1.44%) Gherkin
6 5 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.82%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.82%) LDAP
7 4 (0.82%) Spring
7 4 (0.82%) Spring Boot
8 3 (0.62%) DOM
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.62%) React
8 3 (0.62%) Redux
8 3 (0.62%) RESTful
8 3 (0.62%) WebSockets
9 2 (0.41%) ADO
9 2 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.23%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.91%) NHS
3 14 (2.88%) iPhone
4 13 (2.67%) Replication
5 12 (2.47%) PKI
6 11 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.26%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.06%) Clustering
7 10 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.03%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.03%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.82%) CMDB
11 4 (0.82%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 258 (53.09%) Windows
2 105 (21.60%) Windows 10
3 99 (20.37%) Windows Server
4 79 (16.26%) Linux
5 44 (9.05%) Windows 7
6 41 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (8.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (5.35%) Apple iOS
10 24 (4.94%) Unix
11 18 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (2.26%) Android
13 10 (2.06%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.06%) Solaris
14 9 (1.85%) HPUX
15 8 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.23%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.52%) ITIL
2 59 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (9.88%) DevOps
5 40 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (8.02%) Migration
7 33 (6.79%) ITSM
8 32 (6.58%) Software Testing
8 32 (6.58%) Test Automation
9 31 (6.38%) Service Management
10 27 (5.56%) Test Management
10 27 (5.56%) Test Scripting
11 24 (4.94%) Service Delivery
12 23 (4.73%) Break/Fix
13 22 (4.53%) Project Management
14 21 (4.32%) Project Delivery
14 21 (4.32%) Requirements Gathering
15 20 (4.12%) Business Continuity
16 19 (3.91%) Load Balancing
16 19 (3.91%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.47%) PowerShell
2 34 (7.00%) SQL
3 33 (6.79%) Python
4 24 (4.94%) Java
5 21 (4.32%) Bash
6 19 (3.91%) Perl
7 17 (3.50%) C#
8 16 (3.29%) PHP
9 15 (3.09%) Ruby
10 13 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.67%) VBScript
11 10 (2.06%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.03%) C++
12 5 (1.03%) VB
13 4 (0.82%) C
13 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.41%) COBOL
14 2 (0.41%) Groovy
14 2 (0.41%) Korn
14 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 44 (9.05%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (6.38%) Degree
5 28 (5.76%) CCNA
6 27 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 25 (5.14%) MCP
8 24 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (4.73%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (4.32%) CCNP
11 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (3.91%) MCSE
13 18 (3.70%) ISEB
14 15 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (2.26%) DV Cleared
16 7 (1.44%) CEH
16 7 (1.44%) GIAC
16 7 (1.44%) Master's Degree
17 6 (1.23%) MCITP
18 5 (1.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.70%) SLA
2 13 (2.67%) QA
3 9 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.82%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.82%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.82%) GDPR
5 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.62%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 164 (33.74%) Active Directory
2 110 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.14%) XenApp
5 21 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.91%) NFS
7 18 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (2.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 12 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (2.06%) vSphere
12 7 (1.44%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.44%) Docker
12 7 (1.44%) Firmware
12 7 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.44%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.41%) pfSense
15 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (10.08%) HP ALM
1 49 (10.08%) SCCM
2 27 (5.56%) Ansible
3 23 (4.73%) Tivoli
4 22 (4.53%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (4.53%) NetBackup
5 21 (4.32%) WSUS
6 19 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (2.88%) FortiGate
8 13 (2.67%) Terraform
9 12 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (2.26%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 8 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.65%) Puppet
12 8 (1.65%) SCOM
12 8 (1.65%) vMotion
13 7 (1.44%) OpenView
13 7 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 173 (35.60%) VMware
2 151 (31.07%) Microsoft
3 124 (25.51%) Cisco
4 108 (22.22%) Dell
5 67 (13.79%) Citrix
6 65 (13.37%) IBM
7 51 (10.49%) Aruba
7 51 (10.49%) Red Hat
8 38 (7.82%) Oracle
9 36 (7.41%) CheckPoint
10 34 (7.00%) NetApp
11 32 (6.58%) EMC
12 31 (6.38%) Apple
13 29 (5.97%) ServiceNow
14 26 (5.35%) Fortinet
15 25 (5.14%) Juniper
16 23 (4.73%) BMC
17 22 (4.53%) Atlassian
18 19 (3.91%) Palo Alto
19 16 (3.29%) McAfee