Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 187 136
Rank change year-on-year -33 -51 -46
Contract jobs citing HP 1,033 1,412 1,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.51% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 2.94% 3.63% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 853 1,003
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £170 £157 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 142 126
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% -26.00%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.85 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.60 £34.63 £26.09
UK median hourly rate £15.40 £15.60 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.28% -2.50% -24.99%

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 35,184 38,858 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.76% 41.62% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,187 24,259 23,956
England median daily rate £460 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.51% +4.52%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,252 1,422 1,271
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% -1.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.40
90th Percentile £52.20 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% -1.43%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -60 281 £425 +13.33% 71
South East -53 260 £400 +4.58% 73
South West +58 171 £450 +63.64% 29
North of England -16 160 £325 -4.41% 80
Midlands +20 95 £375 +7.14% 46
North West +11 83 £267 -20.89% 44
West Midlands +22 66 £413 +3.13% 29
Yorkshire +6 66 £388 +6.90% 27
East of England -16 57 £425 +21.43% 20
East Midlands +23 29 £325 -3.70% 17
North East -36 11 £325 -4.06% 9
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 430 (41.63%) Windows
2 320 (30.98%) Microsoft
3 295 (28.56%) VMware
4 268 (25.94%) Active Directory
5 255 (24.69%) Cisco
6 213 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 195 (18.88%) ITIL
8 186 (18.01%) Security Cleared
9 183 (17.72%) Windows Server
10 177 (17.13%) Linux
11 159 (15.39%) SAN
12 157 (15.20%) Dell
12 157 (15.20%) SQL
13 152 (14.71%) Firewall
14 149 (14.42%) PowerShell
15 147 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
16 145 (14.04%) DNS
17 142 (13.75%) HP ALM
18 140 (13.55%) Finance
19 135 (13.07%) Citrix
20 133 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 127 (12.29%) Oracle
22 126 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
23 124 (12.00%) Data Centre
24 122 (11.81%) WAN
25 119 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
25 119 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
26 117 (11.33%) Office 365
26 117 (11.33%) SC Cleared
27 116 (11.23%) Hyper-V

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
1 101 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 53 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 50 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (3.87%) Skype for Business
5 39 (3.78%) IIS
6 27 (2.61%) Confluence
7 13 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.16%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.48%) Apache
12 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 91 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.19%) Shockwave
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.097%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.097%) LightWave 3D
7 1 (0.097%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.097%) SPSS
7 1 (0.097%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (1.36%) BASE24
3 12 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.48%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.48%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.29%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.19%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.19%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.097%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.097%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.097%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.097%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.097%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.097%) SAP GTM
Cloud Services
1 117 (11.33%) Office 365
2 99 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.65%) GitHub
5 13 (1.26%) IaaS
6 10 (0.97%) PaaS
7 9 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.77%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.68%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.68%) SaaS
10 5 (0.48%) Heroku
11 3 (0.29%) Akamai
11 3 (0.29%) OpenDNS
11 3 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.097%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.097%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.097%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 159 (15.39%) SAN
2 152 (14.71%) Firewall
3 145 (14.04%) DNS
4 122 (11.81%) WAN
5 111 (10.75%) DHCP
5 111 (10.75%) LAN
6 87 (8.42%) VPN
7 67 (6.49%) Wireless
8 65 (6.29%) NAS
9 52 (5.03%) TCP/IP
10 38 (3.68%) BGP
11 35 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (3.39%) Skype
12 33 (3.19%) Internet
13 30 (2.90%) MPLS
14 29 (2.81%) VLAN
15 26 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (2.42%) OSPF
16 25 (2.42%) VoIP
17 23 (2.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 32 (3.10%) MySQL
4 31 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (2.23%) Big Data
6 20 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.84%) NonStop SQL
7 19 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.74%) DB2
9 15 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.26%) DataStage
11 11 (1.06%) Informix
11 11 (1.06%) QualityStage
12 10 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
13 8 (0.77%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.58%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.48%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 97 (9.39%) JIRA
2 58 (5.61%) Selenium
3 48 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (4.36%) LoadRunner
5 35 (3.39%) HP UFT
6 24 (2.32%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 21 (2.03%) JMeter
9 19 (1.84%) WebDriver
10 16 (1.55%) Git (software)
10 16 (1.55%) Metasploit
10 16 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 15 (1.45%) Visual Studio
12 14 (1.36%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.97%) TestComplete
14 9 (0.87%) LoadUI
14 9 (0.87%) NeoLoad
14 9 (0.87%) TestRail
14 9 (0.87%) WebLOAD
15 6 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 140 (13.55%) Finance
2 70 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 55 (5.32%) Banking
4 45 (4.36%) Public Sector
5 26 (2.52%) Back Office
5 26 (2.52%) Retail
6 22 (2.13%) Publishing
7 19 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.68%) Online Betting
11 6 (0.58%) Advertising
11 6 (0.58%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.48%) Automotive
12 5 (0.48%) French Language
12 5 (0.48%) Law
12 5 (0.48%) Legal
12 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.48%) Russian Language
13 4 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 144 (13.94%) Analyst
2 101 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 75 (7.26%) Support Engineer
4 71 (6.87%) Network Engineer
5 66 (6.39%) Tester
6 56 (5.42%) Developer
7 52 (5.03%) Consultant
8 51 (4.94%) Test Analyst
8 51 (4.94%) Test Manager
9 43 (4.16%) Administrator
10 39 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
10 39 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
11 36 (3.48%) IT Engineer
12 34 (3.29%) Test Leader
13 31 (3.00%) Server Engineer
14 30 (2.90%) Service Analyst
14 30 (2.90%) Support Analyst
15 29 (2.81%) Architect
16 28 (2.71%) Desktop Support
16 28 (2.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.48%) XML
2 35 (3.39%) RESTful
2 35 (3.39%) Web Services
3 33 (3.19%) .NET
4 26 (2.52%) Gherkin
5 16 (1.55%) JSON
6 15 (1.45%) Middleware
7 14 (1.36%) Swagger
8 13 (1.26%) SOAP
9 11 (1.06%) LDAP
9 11 (1.06%) XML Schema
10 10 (0.97%) Django
10 10 (0.97%) REST
11 7 (0.68%) HTML
11 7 (0.68%) YAML
12 6 (0.58%) SAP Fiori
12 6 (0.58%) SAPUI5
13 5 (0.48%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.48%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.48%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 124 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 103 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (8.23%) Clustering
4 50 (4.84%) Replication
5 44 (4.26%) Driving Licence
6 40 (3.87%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.87%) NHS
7 23 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.13%) User Experience
9 20 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.45%) Blackberry
11 15 (1.45%) Tandem
11 15 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 12 (1.16%) iPad
12 12 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.06%) Blog
13 11 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (0.97%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 430 (41.63%) Windows
2 183 (17.72%) Windows Server
3 177 (17.13%) Linux
4 126 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (9.10%) Windows 10
7 90 (8.71%) Windows 7
8 81 (7.84%) Unix
9 68 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (3.58%) Solaris
11 36 (3.48%) HPUX
11 36 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.94%) Ubuntu
13 18 (1.74%) CentOS
14 17 (1.65%) AIX
15 15 (1.45%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.26%) Android
16 13 (1.26%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.26%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (18.88%) ITIL
2 147 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 119 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
5 106 (10.26%) Migration
6 105 (10.16%) Test Automation
7 90 (8.71%) Test Management
8 80 (7.74%) Test Scripting
9 72 (6.97%) Test Strategy
10 71 (6.87%) Defect Management
11 58 (5.61%) Incident Management
12 52 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 50 (4.84%) Configuration Management
14 48 (4.65%) Task Automation
15 45 (4.36%) Project Management
15 45 (4.36%) Service Management
16 42 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
16 42 (4.07%) Problem Management
17 41 (3.97%) Regression Testing
18 40 (3.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 157 (15.20%) SQL
2 149 (14.42%) PowerShell
3 86 (8.33%) Python
4 79 (7.65%) Java
5 54 (5.23%) Perl
6 39 (3.78%) C#
7 37 (3.58%) Shell Script
8 29 (2.81%) C
9 26 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.42%) JavaScript
11 23 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.74%) VB
13 16 (1.55%) VBScript
14 9 (0.87%) VBA
15 8 (0.77%) C++
15 8 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.68%) ABAP
16 7 (0.68%) PHP
16 7 (0.68%) Prolog
17 5 (0.48%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 186 (18.01%) Security Cleared
2 117 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 74 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (6.97%) ISTQB
5 67 (6.49%) ISEB
6 66 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (5.81%) DV Cleared
8 51 (4.94%) CCNP
9 47 (4.55%) CCNA
10 44 (4.26%) MCSE
11 35 (3.39%) Degree
11 35 (3.39%) MCP
12 25 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 21 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.84%) CCIE
16 12 (1.16%) MCSA
17 11 (1.06%) CCSP
18 10 (0.97%) CCDP
18 10 (0.97%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.91%) QA
2 59 (5.71%) SLA
3 16 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.45%) PMO
5 9 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.39%) GxP
8 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.29%) HL7
9 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.19%) NCSC
9 2 (0.19%) NIST
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.19%) SEPA
10 1 (0.097%) COSHH
10 1 (0.097%) GDPR
10 1 (0.097%) IFRS
10 1 (0.097%) PSD2
System Software
1 268 (25.94%) Active Directory
2 213 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (11.23%) Hyper-V
4 93 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (6.97%) vSphere
6 52 (5.03%) XenApp
7 41 (3.97%) XenDesktop
8 27 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (1.65%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (1.16%) Firmware
12 12 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.16%) vCloud
13 11 (1.06%) ISA Server
13 11 (1.06%) NFS
14 9 (0.87%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 142 (13.75%) HP ALM
2 115 (11.13%) HP Quality Center
3 106 (10.26%) SCCM
4 59 (5.71%) Ansible
5 51 (4.94%) WSUS
6 48 (4.65%) SCOM
7 44 (4.26%) vCenter Server
8 37 (3.58%) Puppet
9 31 (3.00%) OpenView
10 30 (2.90%) NetBackup
11 28 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
12 26 (2.52%) Netcool
13 18 (1.74%) Nagios
13 18 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
14 17 (1.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 16 (1.55%) HP SIM
15 16 (1.55%) Nessus
15 16 (1.55%) Nmap
15 16 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
16 13 (1.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 320 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 295 (28.56%) VMware
3 255 (24.69%) Cisco
4 157 (15.20%) Dell
5 135 (13.07%) Citrix
6 127 (12.29%) Oracle
7 88 (8.52%) IBM
8 72 (6.97%) EMC
8 72 (6.97%) SAP
9 64 (6.20%) NetApp
10 60 (5.81%) Aruba
11 55 (5.32%) CheckPoint
12 53 (5.13%) Red Hat
13 51 (4.94%) F5
14 50 (4.84%) 3PAR
15 44 (4.26%) Juniper
15 44 (4.26%) Palo Alto
16 41 (3.97%) BMC
17 35 (3.39%) Remedy
18 33 (3.19%) Meraki