Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 222 189
Rank change year-on-year -16 -33 -57
Contract jobs citing HP 314 1,052 1,421
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.27% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 2.98% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 639 867
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £182 £174 £157
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 80 148
Median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -2.94% +16.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.13 £11.96
90th Percentile £48.88 £46.60 £34.30
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25% +1.43%

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 13,387 35,279 38,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.36% 42.64% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,189 22,230 24,333
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £258 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 1,252 1,433
Median hourly rate £24.30 £19.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.84% +10.34% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.29 £47.37
Median hourly rate £25.91 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +34.60% +10.00% +2.94%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +65 129 £400 -5.88% 20
South East +17 62 £282 -27.35% 19
North of England +16 40 £357 +9.82% 20
South West -23 31 £475 +5.56% 11
North West +33 27 £375 +37.87% 10
Midlands +28 27 £525 +31.25% 11
East of England +52 26 £256 -39.71% 2
East Midlands +46 17 £525 +27.27% 4
Yorkshire +29 10 £357 -4.82% 3
West Midlands +15 10 £450 +20.00% 7
North East +34 3 £355 +9.23% 7
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 173 (55.10%) Windows
2 113 (35.99%) Active Directory
3 98 (31.21%) VMware
4 95 (30.25%) Microsoft
5 84 (26.75%) Dell
6 83 (26.43%) Windows Server
7 78 (24.84%) Cisco
8 76 (24.20%) ITIL
9 72 (22.93%) Security Cleared
10 66 (21.02%) Linux
11 65 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 60 (19.11%) SC Cleared
13 59 (18.79%) Azure
14 56 (17.83%) PowerShell
14 56 (17.83%) Oracle
15 54 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 53 (16.88%) Windows 10
17 52 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 52 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (16.56%) SQL Server
18 51 (16.24%) Firewall
19 50 (15.92%) DNS
19 50 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (15.29%) Office 365
21 47 (14.97%) SAN
22 46 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
23 44 (14.01%) SQL
24 43 (13.69%) Data Centre
25 41 (13.06%) VMware ESXi
26 40 (12.74%) Migration

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 39 (12.42%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.10%) IIS
4 12 (3.82%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.87%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.55%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.91%) CMS
8 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.59%) GeoServer
9 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.96%) Apache
10 3 (0.96%) Confluence
10 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.64%) JBoss
11 2 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.64%) SAS
11 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 35 (11.15%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.14%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.96%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.64%) BASE24
3 2 (0.64%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.32%) assyst
4 1 (0.32%) Maximo
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (18.79%) Azure
2 48 (15.29%) Office 365
3 23 (7.32%) AWS
4 11 (3.50%) PaaS
5 10 (3.18%) HP Helion
6 9 (2.87%) IaaS
6 9 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.23%) GCP
9 3 (0.96%) SaaS
10 2 (0.64%) CloudBees
10 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.64%) Serverless
11 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.32%) GitHub
11 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.24%) Firewall
2 50 (15.92%) DNS
3 47 (14.97%) SAN
4 38 (12.10%) DHCP
5 24 (7.64%) VPN
6 22 (7.01%) LAN
7 17 (5.41%) WAN
8 15 (4.78%) Internet
9 14 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (4.14%) NetScaler
11 12 (3.82%) TCP/IP
12 10 (3.18%) VoIP
13 9 (2.87%) IPsec
13 9 (2.87%) MPLS
13 9 (2.87%) Network Security
13 9 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (2.87%) Wireless
14 8 (2.55%) IPv4
14 8 (2.55%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.18%) MySQL
3 9 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.59%) GIS
5 5 (1.59%) QGIS
6 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.64%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 26 (8.28%) JIRA
2 13 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.14%) LoadRunner
3 9 (2.87%) JMeter
4 8 (2.55%) Selenium
5 7 (2.23%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.27%) HP UFT
8 4 (1.27%) Hudson
8 4 (1.27%) Postman
8 4 (1.27%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.96%) Subversion
10 2 (0.64%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.64%) Mocha
10 2 (0.64%) TestLink
General
1 34 (10.83%) Finance
2 13 (4.14%) Public Sector
2 13 (4.14%) Retail
3 12 (3.82%) Banking
4 11 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.27%) Legal
6 3 (0.96%) Automotive
6 3 (0.96%) Front Office
6 3 (0.96%) Publishing
7 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (12.42%) Analyst
3 26 (8.28%) Architect
4 21 (6.69%) Network Engineer
5 17 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (4.78%) IT Engineer
8 14 (4.46%) Consultant
8 14 (4.46%) Data Centre Engineer
8 14 (4.46%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.14%) Desktop Support
10 11 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (2.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (2.87%) Build Engineer
11 9 (2.87%) Tester
11 9 (2.87%) VMware Engineer
12 8 (2.55%) Exchange Engineer
12 8 (2.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.55%) SailPoint Architect
12 8 (2.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.78%) XML
2 14 (4.46%) Web Services
3 12 (3.82%) SOAP
4 10 (3.18%) HTML
5 9 (2.87%) LDAP
5 9 (2.87%) REST
6 8 (2.55%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (2.55%) JSP
6 8 (2.55%) Middleware
6 8 (2.55%) SailPoint
6 8 (2.55%) Servlets
6 8 (2.55%) SPML
7 6 (1.91%) .NET
8 5 (1.59%) JSON
8 5 (1.59%) PostGIS
9 2 (0.64%) Jest
9 2 (0.64%) Kafka
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.64%) YAML
10 1 (0.32%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (13.69%) Data Centre
3 24 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.41%) Blackberry
6 16 (5.10%) Clustering
7 12 (3.82%) Public Cloud
8 11 (3.50%) HP StoreVirtual
8 11 (3.50%) NHS
9 10 (3.18%) Replication
9 10 (3.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 8 (2.55%) Driving Licence
11 7 (2.23%) EMC VNX
11 7 (2.23%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.27%) Tandem
13 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.96%) iPhone
14 3 (0.96%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 173 (55.10%) Windows
2 83 (26.43%) Windows Server
3 66 (21.02%) Linux
4 53 (16.88%) Windows 10
5 52 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (10.19%) Windows 7
8 30 (9.55%) Unix
8 30 (9.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.14%) CentOS
11 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.82%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (3.50%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.50%) Windows Vista
13 10 (3.18%) AIX
13 10 (3.18%) Windows XP
14 9 (2.87%) Ubuntu
15 8 (2.55%) Android
16 7 (2.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.20%) ITIL
2 54 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 52 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (12.74%) Migration
5 35 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (8.60%) Test Automation
7 24 (7.64%) High Availability
8 21 (6.69%) DevOps
9 20 (6.37%) Service Management
10 19 (6.05%) Patch Management
11 18 (5.73%) Workflow
12 17 (5.41%) Integration Testing
12 17 (5.41%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.41%) Project Management
12 17 (5.41%) Test Scripting
13 16 (5.10%) Change Management
13 16 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (4.78%) Data Protection
15 14 (4.46%) Performance Testing
15 14 (4.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 56 (17.83%) PowerShell
2 44 (14.01%) SQL
3 27 (8.60%) Java
3 27 (8.60%) Python
4 19 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.82%) C
6 10 (3.18%) Perl
7 8 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.55%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.55%) VB
8 6 (1.91%) VBScript
9 5 (1.59%) BeanShell
9 5 (1.59%) VBA
10 4 (1.27%) C#
11 3 (0.96%) C++
11 3 (0.96%) PHP
11 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.64%) Scala
13 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (22.93%) Security Cleared
2 60 (19.11%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.73%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.82%) Degree
7 12 (3.82%) MCSE
8 9 (2.87%) ISTQB
9 8 (2.55%) CCNP
10 7 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.91%) CCNA
11 6 (1.91%) MCSA
11 6 (1.91%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.59%) ISEB
13 4 (1.27%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.27%) CCIE
13 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.96%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.05%) QA
1 19 (6.05%) SLA
2 10 (3.18%) Government Security Classifications
2 10 (3.18%) NCSC
3 8 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.64%) GDPR
6 2 (0.64%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.64%) NIST
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 113 (35.99%) Active Directory
2 65 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (13.06%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (10.19%) Hyper-V
5 17 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (4.78%) XenApp
7 9 (2.87%) Docker
7 9 (2.87%) vSphere
8 8 (2.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 6 (1.91%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.59%) GeoWebCache
10 5 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.27%) NFS
11 4 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.96%) Firmware
12 3 (0.96%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.64%) GFS2
13 2 (0.64%) Samba
13 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (11.15%) SCCM
2 25 (7.96%) Ansible
2 25 (7.96%) SCOM
3 20 (6.37%) HP ALM
4 18 (5.73%) vCenter Server
5 16 (5.10%) Terraform
6 15 (4.78%) Puppet
7 13 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (4.14%) WSUS
8 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (3.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (2.55%) Kubernetes
10 8 (2.55%) NetBackup
10 8 (2.55%) vRealize
11 7 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.91%) Nagios
12 6 (1.91%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 98 (31.21%) VMware
2 95 (30.25%) Microsoft
3 84 (26.75%) Dell
4 78 (24.84%) Cisco
5 56 (17.83%) Oracle
6 37 (11.78%) Citrix
7 30 (9.55%) NetApp
8 29 (9.24%) IBM
9 26 (8.28%) Red Hat
10 16 (5.10%) Remedy
11 15 (4.78%) EMC
12 14 (4.46%) CheckPoint
12 14 (4.46%) Symantec
12 14 (4.46%) Veeam
13 13 (4.14%) F5
13 13 (4.14%) Palo Alto
13 13 (4.14%) SAP
14 12 (3.82%) Splunk
15 11 (3.50%) 3PAR
16 9 (2.87%) SolarWinds