Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 160 122
Rank change year-on-year -60 -38 -30
Contract jobs citing HP 1,122 1,575 1,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.70% 2.06%
As % of the Vendors category 3.02% 4.10% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 967 1,037
England median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £135 £144 £152
90th Percentile £538 £533 £538
UK median daily rate £380 £361 £360
% change year-on-year +5.19% +0.35% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 151 175
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -32.05%
10th Percentile £9.41 £10.16 £10.13
90th Percentile £35.75 £35.25 £31.25
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50

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 37,114 38,460 38,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.40% 41.51% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,409 24,158 23,653
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,253 1,335 1,329
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.07
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% -10.53%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 -37 391 £400 - 22
South East -53 280 £384 +0.85% 11
North of England -56 157 £375 +13.21% 12
South West +10 156 £388 +19.23% 13
Midlands -32 91 £375 -3.23% 7
North West -7 77 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands -33 55 £375 -16.67% 5
Yorkshire -37 53 £419 +39.58% 4
East of England -45 43 £375 +15.38% 11
East Midlands +17 36 £388 +10.71% 2
North East -45 27 £400 +20.30% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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.

1 435 (38.77%) Windows
2 326 (29.06%) Microsoft
3 302 (26.92%) Active Directory
4 251 (22.37%) VMware
5 196 (17.47%) HP ALM
6 192 (17.11%) Finance
7 188 (16.76%) Cisco
8 174 (15.51%) Security Cleared
9 162 (14.44%) Windows Server
10 157 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 154 (13.73%) ITIL
12 152 (13.55%) SQL
13 151 (13.46%) Test Automation
14 149 (13.28%) Linux
15 148 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
16 141 (12.57%) Firewall
17 126 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 123 (10.96%) Office 365
19 122 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
20 121 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
21 117 (10.43%) Dell
21 117 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
22 116 (10.34%) Test Scripting
22 116 (10.34%) SCCM
23 111 (9.89%) SC Cleared
24 110 (9.80%) DNS
25 107 (9.54%) SAN
26 105 (9.36%) HP Quality Center
27 104 (9.27%) SQL Server
28 103 (9.18%) Citrix

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 99 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (2.32%) Skype for Business
5 24 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (2.14%) IIS
6 17 (1.52%) Apache
6 17 (1.52%) Confluence
7 11 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.53%) CMS
10 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.45%) nginx
12 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 101 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.36%) SPSS
7 3 (0.27%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.089%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.089%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.089%) HipChat
8 1 (0.089%) LightWave 3D
8 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.089%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.089%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.98%) BASE24
2 11 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.89%) SAP GRC
4 9 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.27%) Exstream
7 3 (0.27%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.27%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.27%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.18%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.089%) Maximo
9 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.089%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.089%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 123 (10.96%) Office 365
2 117 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.07%) IaaS
6 9 (0.80%) Akamai
6 9 (0.80%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.80%) SaaS
7 8 (0.71%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.27%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.18%) Boomi
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.089%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 141 (12.57%) Firewall
2 110 (9.80%) DNS
3 107 (9.54%) SAN
4 101 (9.00%) WAN
5 100 (8.91%) VPN
6 95 (8.47%) LAN
7 83 (7.40%) DHCP
8 54 (4.81%) TCP/IP
9 47 (4.19%) Internet
10 44 (3.92%) VLAN
10 44 (3.92%) Wireless
11 41 (3.65%) NAS
12 36 (3.21%) VoIP
13 31 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (2.76%) Network Security
14 27 (2.41%) BGP
14 27 (2.41%) Skype
15 26 (2.32%) OSPF
16 25 (2.23%) MPLS
17 24 (2.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.50%) MySQL
3 23 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (1.78%) Big Data
6 17 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.43%) NonStop SQL
7 16 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.53%) DB2
10 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.45%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 88 (7.84%) JIRA
2 80 (7.13%) LoadRunner
3 71 (6.33%) Selenium
4 54 (4.81%) HP UFT
5 42 (3.74%) Visual Studio
6 39 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (2.85%) WebDriver
8 31 (2.76%) Cucumber
9 23 (2.05%) SoapUI
9 23 (2.05%) SpecFlow
10 22 (1.96%) JMeter
11 19 (1.69%) Rational Performance Tester
12 18 (1.60%) Appium
13 15 (1.34%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.80%) NUnit
15 9 (0.80%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 7 (0.62%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.62%) GitLab
16 7 (0.62%) LoadUI
General
1 192 (17.11%) Finance
2 72 (6.42%) Banking
3 46 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.96%) Back Office
4 22 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 19 (1.69%) Retail
6 14 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.25%) Law
7 13 (1.16%) Advertising
7 13 (1.16%) Billing
8 11 (0.98%) Legal
9 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.71%) Publishing
11 7 (0.62%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.53%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.45%) Automotive
13 5 (0.45%) French Language
14 4 (0.36%) German Language
14 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 191 (17.02%) Analyst
2 98 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 87 (7.75%) Test Analyst
4 80 (7.13%) Support Engineer
4 80 (7.13%) Tester
5 64 (5.70%) Consultant
6 57 (5.08%) Test Manager
7 55 (4.90%) Network Engineer
8 51 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 49 (4.37%) Architect
10 45 (4.01%) Administrator
11 43 (3.83%) Desktop Support
11 43 (3.83%) Developer
12 41 (3.65%) Desktop Engineer
13 35 (3.12%) Test Leader
14 34 (3.03%) Break Fix Engineer
14 34 (3.03%) Service Analyst
15 33 (2.94%) Field Engineer
16 32 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 31 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.01%) Web Services
2 39 (3.48%) Middleware
3 35 (3.12%) .NET
4 33 (2.94%) REST
5 25 (2.23%) SOAP
5 25 (2.23%) XML
6 19 (1.69%) Gherkin
6 19 (1.69%) HTML
7 15 (1.34%) RESTful
8 12 (1.07%) ASP.NET
9 11 (0.98%) WSDL
9 11 (0.98%) XML Schema
10 7 (0.62%) LDAP
10 7 (0.62%) SAP Fiori
11 5 (0.45%) CSS
11 5 (0.45%) XML Messaging
12 4 (0.36%) BAPI
12 4 (0.36%) SAP Smart Forms
12 4 (0.36%) SAPUI5
12 4 (0.36%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 122 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (8.02%) Data Centre
3 47 (4.19%) NHS
4 40 (3.57%) Clustering
5 33 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.85%) Driving Licence
7 28 (2.50%) Replication
8 26 (2.32%) HP Storage
9 25 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.69%) HP StoreVirtual
11 19 (1.69%) iPhone
11 19 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.25%) iPad
13 13 (1.16%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.16%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.16%) Smartphone
13 13 (1.16%) Thin Client
14 12 (1.07%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 435 (38.77%) Windows
2 162 (14.44%) Windows Server
3 149 (13.28%) Linux
4 92 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (7.93%) Unix
6 84 (7.49%) Windows 7
6 84 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (6.77%) Windows 10
8 61 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (2.50%) HPUX
10 23 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.52%) Solaris
14 12 (1.07%) AIX
14 12 (1.07%) CentOS
15 10 (0.89%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.89%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.71%) SUSE
16 8 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (13.73%) ITIL
2 151 (13.46%) Test Automation
3 148 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 121 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
6 116 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 97 (8.65%) Defect Management
8 83 (7.40%) Migration
9 82 (7.31%) Test Management
10 60 (5.35%) Service Management
10 60 (5.35%) Test Strategy
11 56 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 51 (4.55%) ITSM
13 48 (4.28%) Break/Fix
14 47 (4.19%) Performance Testing
15 46 (4.10%) Data Protection
16 45 (4.01%) Integration Testing
16 45 (4.01%) Service Delivery
17 44 (3.92%) Change Management
17 44 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 152 (13.55%) SQL
2 103 (9.18%) PowerShell
3 68 (6.06%) Java
4 43 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.57%) C#
6 30 (2.67%) C
6 30 (2.67%) Perl
6 30 (2.67%) VB
6 30 (2.67%) VBScript
7 29 (2.58%) Python
8 28 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 25 (2.23%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.98%) PHP
11 11 (0.98%) VBA
12 10 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.53%) Java 8
14 5 (0.45%) C++
15 4 (0.36%) ABAP
15 4 (0.36%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 174 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 111 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 89 (7.93%) ISTQB
4 85 (7.58%) Degree
5 78 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 77 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (5.08%) ISEB
8 56 (4.99%) DV Cleared
9 51 (4.55%) MCSE
10 50 (4.46%) CCNA
11 45 (4.01%) CCNP
12 22 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (1.52%) CCIE
14 17 (1.52%) MCP
14 17 (1.52%) MCSA
15 15 (1.34%) CCDP
16 13 (1.16%) MCITP
17 11 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
18 10 (0.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.75%) QA
2 49 (4.37%) SLA
3 24 (2.14%) SEPA
4 15 (1.34%) PMO
5 13 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.45%) PSD2
9 4 (0.36%) HL7
9 4 (0.36%) TARGET2
10 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.18%) GDPR
12 1 (0.089%) Basel III
12 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.089%) GxP
12 1 (0.089%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.089%) IFRS
12 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 302 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 157 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (6.51%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (4.37%) XenApp
6 39 (3.48%) XenDesktop
7 38 (3.39%) vSphere
8 25 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (1.52%) Firmware
11 16 (1.43%) BitLocker
12 14 (1.25%) XenServer
13 12 (1.07%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.80%) NFS
15 8 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.36%) IAG
17 4 (0.36%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 196 (17.47%) HP ALM
2 116 (10.34%) SCCM
3 105 (9.36%) HP Quality Center
4 50 (4.46%) SCOM
5 29 (2.58%) NetBackup
6 27 (2.41%) WSUS
7 25 (2.23%) Ansible
7 25 (2.23%) OpenView
8 24 (2.14%) Puppet
9 22 (1.96%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.52%) HP SIM
10 17 (1.52%) Nagios
11 16 (1.43%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 15 (1.34%) Netcool
13 14 (1.25%) vMotion
14 13 (1.16%) OVSD
14 13 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 12 (1.07%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 326 (29.06%) Microsoft
2 251 (22.37%) VMware
3 188 (16.76%) Cisco
4 117 (10.43%) Dell
5 103 (9.18%) Citrix
6 101 (9.00%) Oracle
7 78 (6.95%) IBM
8 74 (6.60%) NetApp
9 67 (5.97%) EMC
10 54 (4.81%) SAP
11 51 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 43 (3.83%) 3PAR
13 42 (3.74%) CheckPoint
14 40 (3.57%) Aruba
15 38 (3.39%) Palo Alto
16 34 (3.03%) Veritas
17 33 (2.94%) F5
18 32 (2.85%) Juniper
19 28 (2.50%) SolarWinds
20 27 (2.41%) Brocade