Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 246 213 200
Rank change year-on-year -33 -13 -49
Contract jobs citing HP 272 963 1,336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.25% 1.42%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 2.94% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 580 805
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £194 £150 £156
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £386 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 101 136
Median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -3.23% -1.74%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.16 £10.92
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.50 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +71.43% -6.67% -10.74%

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 11,978 32,756 39,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.19% 42.56% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,396 20,774 24,489
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 1,228 1,495
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.53% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.17 £11.07
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.79 £45.87
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.71 £17.50
% change year-on-year +59.82% +12.63% +0.72%

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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 +82 123 £400 -4.19% 15
South East +18 56 £294 -26.49% 22
South West +14 33 £410 -8.89% 4
North of England -4 22 £350 +16.67% 22
East of England +48 21 £351 -8.17% 3
Midlands +14 13 £350 -4.11% 14
North West +20 11 £350 +94.44% 13
North East +34 7 £450 +38.46% 2
West Midlands +10 7 £435 -8.42% 11
East Midlands +22 4 £350 +133.33% 2
Yorkshire +16 4 £130 -61.48% 7
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 120 (44.12%) Windows
2 78 (28.68%) Active Directory
2 78 (28.68%) VMware
3 74 (27.21%) Microsoft
4 62 (22.79%) Cisco
5 60 (22.06%) Dell
6 57 (20.96%) Windows Server
7 56 (20.59%) ITIL
7 56 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (18.01%) Security Cleared
8 49 (18.01%) Linux
9 48 (17.65%) HP ALM
10 47 (17.28%) DNS
10 47 (17.28%) JIRA
11 44 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (16.18%) SQL
11 44 (16.18%) Azure
12 43 (15.81%) Oracle
13 41 (15.07%) SC Cleared
14 40 (14.71%) Office 365
15 39 (14.34%) Firewall
16 38 (13.97%) SAN
17 35 (12.87%) Java
18 33 (12.13%) SQL Server
18 33 (12.13%) PowerShell
18 33 (12.13%) VMware ESXi
18 33 (12.13%) Windows 10
19 32 (11.76%) QA
19 32 (11.76%) Migration
20 31 (11.40%) DHCP

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 26 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.78%) IIS
4 12 (4.41%) Confluence
5 10 (3.68%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.84%) CMS
7 5 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.84%) GeoServer
8 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.10%) Apache
9 3 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.74%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.37%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) BASE24
1 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.37%) assyst
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.18%) Azure
2 40 (14.71%) Office 365
3 14 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.41%) AWS
5 6 (2.21%) GCP
6 5 (1.84%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.47%) GitHub
7 4 (1.47%) IaaS
7 4 (1.47%) PaaS
7 4 (1.47%) SaaS
8 3 (1.10%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Serverless
10 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.37%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.28%) DNS
2 39 (14.34%) Firewall
3 38 (13.97%) SAN
4 31 (11.40%) DHCP
5 25 (9.19%) VPN
6 19 (6.99%) WAN
7 17 (6.25%) LAN
8 15 (5.51%) SNMP
8 15 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (3.68%) iSCSI
10 10 (3.68%) TCP/IP
10 10 (3.68%) VoIP
11 9 (3.31%) MPLS
12 8 (2.94%) Network Security
13 7 (2.57%) BGP
13 7 (2.57%) IPv4
14 6 (2.21%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.21%) VSAN
14 6 (2.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) MySQL
3 5 (1.84%) GIS
3 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.84%) QGIS
4 4 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.10%) DB2
5 3 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.10%) Power BI
6 2 (0.74%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.74%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.74%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 47 (17.28%) JIRA
2 27 (9.93%) Selenium
3 24 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 23 (8.46%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.51%) LoadRunner
6 14 (5.15%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.15%) JMeter
7 11 (4.04%) TeamCity
8 10 (3.68%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.21%) HP UFT
9 6 (2.21%) Postman
9 6 (2.21%) REST Assured
10 5 (1.84%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.47%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.10%) JUnit
12 3 (1.10%) Ranorex
13 2 (0.74%) Maven
13 2 (0.74%) NeoLoad
13 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (10.66%) Finance
2 14 (5.15%) Banking
3 5 (1.84%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.47%) Legal
4 4 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.10%) Front Office
5 3 (1.10%) Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Automotive
6 2 (0.74%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (13.60%) Analyst
2 23 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (7.35%) Network Engineer
4 19 (6.99%) Consultant
5 18 (6.62%) Test Engineer
6 16 (5.88%) Administrator
7 14 (5.15%) Support Engineer
8 13 (4.78%) Tester
9 11 (4.04%) Architect
10 10 (3.68%) Data Centre Engineer
10 10 (3.68%) Security Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Build Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Business Analyst
11 8 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.57%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.57%) Technical Support
13 6 (2.21%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.51%) Web Services
2 14 (5.15%) SOAP
3 12 (4.41%) .NET
4 9 (3.31%) LDAP
4 9 (3.31%) REST
5 7 (2.57%) XML
6 5 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (1.84%) JSON
6 5 (1.84%) PostGIS
6 5 (1.84%) SailPoint
6 5 (1.84%) Spring
6 5 (1.84%) WireMock
7 4 (1.47%) JSP
7 4 (1.47%) Servlets
8 3 (1.10%) HTML
8 3 (1.10%) Kafka
9 2 (0.74%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.74%) RESTful
9 2 (0.74%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.46%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.99%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.78%) NHS
6 12 (4.41%) Replication
7 10 (3.68%) HP StoreVirtual
7 10 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (3.31%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.94%) Clustering
10 7 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (2.21%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.47%) Driving Licence
13 3 (1.10%) EMC VNX
13 3 (1.10%) PKI
13 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.10%) Tandem
13 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.74%) iSeries
14 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (44.12%) Windows
2 57 (20.96%) Windows Server
3 49 (18.01%) Linux
4 33 (12.13%) Windows 10
5 29 (10.66%) Unix
5 29 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (9.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (7.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (5.51%) Windows 7
9 12 (4.41%) CentOS
9 12 (4.41%) Ubuntu
10 11 (4.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (3.68%) AIX
12 8 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (2.57%) HPUX
13 7 (2.57%) OpenVMS
14 5 (1.84%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.47%) Solaris
16 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.59%) ITIL
2 44 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (11.76%) Migration
4 31 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (11.03%) Test Automation
6 27 (9.93%) DevOps
7 20 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (6.99%) Scrum
8 19 (6.99%) SDLC
9 17 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 17 (6.25%) Information Security
9 17 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.25%) Performance Testing
10 16 (5.88%) Change Management
10 16 (5.88%) High Availability
10 16 (5.88%) Open Source
10 16 (5.88%) Patch Management
11 15 (5.51%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.18%) SQL
2 35 (12.87%) Java
3 33 (12.13%) PowerShell
4 30 (11.03%) Python
5 16 (5.88%) Perl
6 15 (5.51%) C
7 13 (4.78%) C#
7 13 (4.78%) PHP
7 13 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.68%) C++
8 10 (3.68%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.84%) VB
12 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.47%) VBA
13 3 (1.10%) BeanShell
14 2 (0.74%) Fortran
14 2 (0.74%) Go
15 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 41 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.04%) Degree
7 10 (3.68%) MCSE
8 9 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.31%) ISEB
9 8 (2.94%) CCNP
9 8 (2.94%) MCSA
10 7 (2.57%) CCNA
11 6 (2.21%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.10%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.76%) QA
2 19 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (6.62%) SLA
4 15 (5.51%) NIST
5 10 (3.68%) Government Security Classifications
6 9 (3.31%) NCSC
7 7 (2.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (1.47%) GDPR
9 2 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.74%) GxP
9 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.37%) COSO
10 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (28.68%) Active Directory
2 56 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (12.13%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (9.19%) Hyper-V
5 18 (6.62%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (5.15%) vSphere
7 13 (4.78%) Docker
8 8 (2.94%) NFS
9 6 (2.21%) XenApp
10 5 (1.84%) GeoWebCache
10 5 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.10%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.74%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (17.65%) HP ALM
2 25 (9.19%) SCCM
3 22 (8.09%) SCOM
4 19 (6.99%) Ansible
5 16 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (5.88%) Kubernetes
6 14 (5.15%) Puppet
7 13 (4.78%) HP Fortify
7 13 (4.78%) Tivoli
8 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (4.04%) Nagios
8 11 (4.04%) Terraform
8 11 (4.04%) WSUS
9 10 (3.68%) Netcool
9 10 (3.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 10 (3.68%) Netcool/Webtop
10 8 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.94%) vCenter Server
11 7 (2.57%) Icinga
11 7 (2.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (28.68%) VMware
2 74 (27.21%) Microsoft
3 62 (22.79%) Cisco
4 60 (22.06%) Dell
5 43 (15.81%) Oracle
6 30 (11.03%) Citrix
7 29 (10.66%) NetApp
8 23 (8.46%) IBM
9 18 (6.62%) Palo Alto
9 18 (6.62%) SolarWinds
9 18 (6.62%) Splunk
10 17 (6.25%) Veeam
11 16 (5.88%) Micro Focus
11 16 (5.88%) Red Hat
12 15 (5.51%) EMC
13 14 (5.15%) Qualys
14 13 (4.78%) CheckPoint
14 13 (4.78%) F5
15 12 (4.41%) Black Duck
15 12 (4.41%) Sonatype