Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 157 108
Rank change year-on-year -49 -49 -22
Contract jobs citing HP 1,315 1,698 2,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.79% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 3.24% 4.21% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 1,028 1,322
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.70% +0.34% -6.60%
10th Percentile £150 £145 £200
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 120 194
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +9.38% -27.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.16 £11.08
90th Percentile £27.41 £27.65 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.69% -27.50%

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 40,567 40,342 43,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.27% 42.46% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,579 25,485 26,737
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £241 £245
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,459 1,302 1,550
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £45.23 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -60 454 £363 -9.38% 77
South East -20 398 £398 +11.19% 70
North of England -42 203 £363 +12.40% 54
South West -26 105 £358 -7.74% 29
Midlands -76 94 £350 - 50
North West -23 80 £350 +13.82% 29
North East -12 69 £400 +17.65% 8
West Midlands -58 60 £438 +16.67% 37
East of England -51 56 £400 +23.08% 19
Yorkshire -35 54 £333 +15.65% 17
East Midlands -23 34 £300 -7.34% 13
South Coast -1 1 - -
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 579 (44.03%) Windows
2 412 (31.33%) Active Directory
3 403 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 324 (24.64%) VMware
5 277 (21.06%) ITIL
6 263 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 226 (17.19%) HP ALM
8 214 (16.27%) Security Cleared
9 209 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 205 (15.59%) Cisco
11 201 (15.29%) SQL
12 200 (15.21%) Linux
12 200 (15.21%) SCCM
13 188 (14.30%) Finance
14 174 (13.23%) Firewall
15 167 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
16 157 (11.94%) SAN
17 152 (11.56%) SC Cleared
17 152 (11.56%) Windows 7
17 152 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 151 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
19 146 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
19 146 (11.10%) WAN
20 144 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
21 143 (10.87%) Office 365
21 143 (10.87%) Data Centre
22 141 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
23 140 (10.65%) LAN
24 136 (10.34%) SQL Server
24 136 (10.34%) Analytical Skills

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
1 128 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 57 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 29 (2.21%) Confluence
5 22 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.44%) Apache
6 19 (1.44%) IIS
7 15 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.61%) CMS
11 8 (0.61%) nginx
11 8 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 167 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.076%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.38%) BASE24
3 5 (0.38%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.38%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.38%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.15%) Exstream
6 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.15%) Sonata
7 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 151 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (10.87%) Office 365
3 78 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.89%) IaaS
5 26 (1.98%) PaaS
6 22 (1.67%) SaaS
7 16 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.68%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.46%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
13 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.15%) BrowserStack
14 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
15 1 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.076%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.076%) GitHub
15 1 (0.076%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 174 (13.23%) Firewall
2 157 (11.94%) SAN
3 146 (11.10%) WAN
4 140 (10.65%) LAN
5 117 (8.90%) DNS
6 95 (7.22%) VPN
7 84 (6.39%) DHCP
8 69 (5.25%) Wireless
9 56 (4.26%) TCP/IP
10 55 (4.18%) Network Security
11 49 (3.73%) NAS
12 48 (3.65%) Internet
13 43 (3.27%) Wireshark
14 38 (2.89%) IPsec
15 33 (2.51%) iSCSI
15 33 (2.51%) SSL
16 32 (2.43%) VLAN
17 31 (2.36%) OSPF
18 29 (2.21%) VoIP
19 25 (1.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 24 (1.83%) Big Data
4 23 (1.75%) MySQL
4 23 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 21 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (1.22%) DB2
8 15 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.06%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
13 9 (0.68%) SAP BW
14 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.46%) NoSQL
17 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 115 (8.75%) JIRA
2 55 (4.18%) LoadRunner
3 50 (3.80%) HP UFT
4 48 (3.65%) Selenium
5 46 (3.50%) SoapUI
6 38 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 25 (1.90%) Cucumber
8 24 (1.83%) JMeter
8 24 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.44%) Bitbucket
10 16 (1.22%) Artifactory
11 15 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (1.06%) GitLab
13 12 (0.91%) Git (software)
14 11 (0.84%) JUnit
15 10 (0.76%) TestRail
15 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio
16 9 (0.68%) Subversion
17 8 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 188 (14.30%) Finance
2 72 (5.48%) Banking
3 54 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.95%) Retail
5 19 (1.44%) Billing
6 18 (1.37%) Back Office
7 17 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.14%) Law
9 14 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.91%) Publishing
11 11 (0.84%) Legal
11 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.61%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.46%) Advertising
13 6 (0.46%) Front Office
14 5 (0.38%) Games
14 5 (0.38%) Marketing
14 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) International Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (17.72%) Analyst
2 115 (8.75%) Support Engineer
3 90 (6.84%) Test Analyst
4 86 (6.54%) Network Engineer
5 85 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 77 (5.86%) Desktop Support
7 67 (5.10%) Consultant
8 62 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
9 60 (4.56%) Administrator
10 59 (4.49%) Test Manager
11 58 (4.41%) Architect
12 50 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 50 (3.80%) Tester
13 43 (3.27%) Support Analyst
14 41 (3.12%) Service Analyst
15 40 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support
16 38 (2.89%) IT Engineer
16 38 (2.89%) Test Leader
17 37 (2.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 37 (2.81%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.10%) Middleware
2 48 (3.65%) SOAP
3 36 (2.74%) XML
4 35 (2.66%) Web Services
5 32 (2.43%) LDAP
6 28 (2.13%) HTML
7 26 (1.98%) REST
8 23 (1.75%) .NET
9 10 (0.76%) Regular Expression
9 10 (0.76%) WSDL
10 9 (0.68%) XML Schema
11 8 (0.61%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.61%) Spring
12 7 (0.53%) JSON
12 7 (0.53%) RESTful
13 6 (0.46%) 802.1X
13 6 (0.46%) CSS
13 6 (0.46%) Node.js
14 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 136 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.17%) Clustering
4 56 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.43%) HP Storage
6 32 (2.43%) Smartphone
7 26 (1.98%) Replication
8 25 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.52%) iPhone
12 19 (1.44%) NHS
13 18 (1.37%) Blackberry
13 18 (1.37%) Public Cloud
14 17 (1.29%) HP StoreVirtual
15 16 (1.22%) Fat Client
15 16 (1.22%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.22%) Thin Client
16 15 (1.14%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 579 (44.03%) Windows
2 263 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 200 (15.21%) Linux
4 152 (11.56%) Windows 7
4 152 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 122 (9.28%) Windows 10
7 117 (8.90%) Unix
8 76 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (3.04%) Windows XP
11 28 (2.13%) AIX
12 26 (1.98%) Windows 8
13 23 (1.75%) Mac OS X
14 21 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.60%) Solaris
15 17 (1.29%) CentOS
16 16 (1.22%) HPUX
17 14 (1.06%) Android
18 11 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (21.06%) ITIL
2 146 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
4 133 (10.11%) Test Automation
5 121 (9.20%) Service Management
6 118 (8.97%) Migration
7 114 (8.67%) ITSM
8 105 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 96 (7.30%) Test Scripting
10 81 (6.16%) Change Management
11 71 (5.40%) Defect Management
12 70 (5.32%) Test Management
13 65 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 64 (4.87%) Test Strategy
15 59 (4.49%) Waterfall
16 53 (4.03%) Project Management
17 52 (3.95%) DevOps
17 52 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
18 51 (3.88%) Service Delivery
19 49 (3.73%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 201 (15.29%) SQL
2 113 (8.59%) PowerShell
3 64 (4.87%) Java
4 42 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.04%) VB
6 35 (2.66%) Python
7 32 (2.43%) Shell Script
8 31 (2.36%) C
9 28 (2.13%) VBScript
10 26 (1.98%) C#
11 14 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.91%) C++
12 12 (0.91%) Perl
13 11 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.76%) COBOL
15 8 (0.61%) VBA
16 5 (0.38%) PHP
17 4 (0.30%) ABAP
17 4 (0.30%) SAPscript
17 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 214 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 152 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.15%) ISTQB
4 93 (7.07%) Degree
5 73 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 67 (5.10%) DV Cleared
7 64 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (4.79%) ISEB
9 47 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (3.57%) MCSE
10 46 (3.50%) CCNP
11 36 (2.74%) CCNA
12 22 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
13 20 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 19 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (1.37%) MCSA
16 15 (1.14%) DBS Check
16 15 (1.14%) Novell Certification
17 14 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (6.77%) QA
2 69 (5.25%) SLA
3 18 (1.37%) PMO
4 13 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.99%) SEPA
5 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.30%) PSD2
7 4 (0.30%) TARGET2
8 3 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.076%) Basel III
10 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.076%) GDPR
10 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.076%) OASIS TOSCA
10 1 (0.076%) TickIT
System Software
1 412 (31.33%) Active Directory
2 209 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (7.53%) VMware ESXi
4 93 (7.07%) Hyper-V
5 88 (6.69%) vSphere
6 75 (5.70%) XenApp
7 52 (3.95%) XenDesktop
8 40 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
9 33 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (2.21%) BitLocker
11 24 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (1.29%) Firmware
13 16 (1.22%) Docker
14 15 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (1.06%) XenServer
16 12 (0.91%) FreeRADIUS
17 11 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.76%) IAG
19 8 (0.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 226 (17.19%) HP ALM
2 200 (15.21%) SCCM
3 120 (9.13%) HP Quality Center
4 91 (6.92%) SCOM
5 43 (3.27%) NetBackup
6 41 (3.12%) Microsoft Clustering
7 39 (2.97%) OpenView
8 32 (2.43%) WSUS
9 30 (2.28%) OVSD
10 27 (2.05%) vCenter Server
11 24 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 23 (1.75%) Puppet
12 23 (1.75%) vMotion
13 20 (1.52%) Backup Exec
13 20 (1.52%) HP SIM
13 20 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 18 (1.37%) Netcool
15 17 (1.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 17 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 16 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 403 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 324 (24.64%) VMware
3 205 (15.59%) Cisco
4 131 (9.96%) Oracle
5 127 (9.66%) Citrix
6 104 (7.91%) Dell
7 97 (7.38%) IBM
8 83 (6.31%) EMC
9 75 (5.70%) NetApp
10 73 (5.55%) Red Hat
11 65 (4.94%) CheckPoint
12 60 (4.56%) McAfee
13 55 (4.18%) 3PAR
14 53 (4.03%) SAP
15 52 (3.95%) SolarWinds
16 50 (3.80%) Aruba
16 50 (3.80%) Veritas
17 47 (3.57%) Apple
18 46 (3.50%) F5
19 42 (3.19%) Juniper