Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 235 230
Rank change year-on-year -50 -5 -42
Contract jobs citing HP 509 340 1,054
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 1.06% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.16% 2.46% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 214 645
10th Percentile £210 £180 £170
25th Percentile £313 £216 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £365 £400
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +11.11%
75th Percentile £500 £482 £500
90th Percentile £597 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 39 80
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.85 £9.53
25th Percentile £13.13 £13.21 £11.85
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £15.40
Median % change year-on-year -10.81% +20.13% -3.75%
75th Percentile £20.59 £37.77 £23.75
90th Percentile £41.82 £49.00 £31.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -2.86% +27.74% -11.04%

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 23,548 13,832 35,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.78% 43.21% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,439 9,039 22,447
10th Percentile £285 £255 £252
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £695 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £454
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.63% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 463 1,187
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.78 £11.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £13.28
Median hourly rate £18.78 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.13% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.41 £36.17 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 -85 192 £463 +15.63% 58
South East -9 113 £425 +47.05% 32
North of England -18 63 £366 +3.83% 50
Midlands -20 55 £290 -33.52% 26
South West -4 35 £325 -35.00% 23
North West -31 31 £366 +4.57% 32
East Midlands -10 29 £290 -35.56% 7
West Midlands -28 25 £233 -46.55% 19
Yorkshire -14 21 £425 +20.24% 9
East of England -28 19 £388 +19.23% 13
North East +3 11 £338 -4.93% 9
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 202 (39.69%) Windows
2 191 (37.52%) VMware
3 137 (26.92%) Social Skills
4 130 (25.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 116 (22.79%) Microsoft
6 108 (21.22%) Dell
7 107 (21.02%) Azure
8 106 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 96 (18.86%) Security Cleared
10 91 (17.88%) Cisco
11 88 (17.29%) SAN
12 85 (16.70%) ITIL
13 83 (16.31%) Windows Server
14 78 (15.32%) Firewall
15 75 (14.73%) Linux
16 71 (13.95%) AWS
17 69 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
17 69 (13.56%) JIRA
18 64 (12.57%) DevOps
19 63 (12.38%) Finance
20 60 (11.79%) HP ALM
21 59 (11.59%) DNS
22 58 (11.39%) Data Centre
22 58 (11.39%) PowerShell
23 57 (11.20%) SC Cleared
24 54 (10.61%) SCCM
24 54 (10.61%) Microsoft 365
25 53 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 51 (10.02%) Test Automation
26 51 (10.02%) Java

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 43 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.70%) Confluence
3 13 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.59%) Apache
7 3 (0.59%) SAS
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.95%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Tesseract
2 4 (0.79%) BASE24
3 2 (0.39%) Magento
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.39%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.20%) Exstream
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 107 (21.02%) Azure
2 71 (13.95%) AWS
3 54 (10.61%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (3.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (3.73%) IaaS
6 15 (2.95%) GCP
7 11 (2.16%) PaaS
8 10 (1.96%) SaaS
9 9 (1.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (1.77%) Mimecast
9 9 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.79%) Serverless
11 3 (0.59%) GitHub
11 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.39%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.39%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.20%) Cohesity
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (17.29%) SAN
2 78 (15.32%) Firewall
3 59 (11.59%) DNS
4 41 (8.06%) VPN
5 38 (7.47%) DHCP
6 33 (6.48%) TCP/IP
7 32 (6.29%) WAN
8 27 (5.30%) VSAN
9 25 (4.91%) Wireless
10 22 (4.32%) LAN
11 18 (3.54%) Internet
11 18 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
11 18 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (3.34%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (3.14%) OSPF
14 15 (2.95%) 4G
14 15 (2.95%) MPLS
15 14 (2.75%) BGP
15 14 (2.75%) EIGRP
15 14 (2.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.36%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.16%) MySQL
4 9 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.98%) Big Data
8 4 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.79%) NonStop SQL
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.39%) MS Access
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.39%) Power BI
11 1 (0.20%) Ingres
11 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (13.56%) JIRA
2 29 (5.70%) Selenium
3 19 (3.73%) Cucumber
4 15 (2.95%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.55%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.16%) JMeter
6 11 (2.16%) LoadRunner
7 10 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.38%) Postman
10 5 (0.98%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (0.98%) REST Assured
11 4 (0.79%) Appium
11 4 (0.79%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.79%) NeoLoad
11 4 (0.79%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 137 (26.92%) Social Skills
2 63 (12.38%) Finance
3 34 (6.68%) Banking
4 30 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (5.50%) Public Sector
6 22 (4.32%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.38%) Law
9 5 (0.98%) Back Office
9 5 (0.98%) Retail
10 4 (0.79%) Advertising
10 4 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.59%) Marketing
11 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 64 (12.57%) Analyst
2 46 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (8.06%) Network Engineer
4 39 (7.66%) Support Engineer
5 32 (6.29%) Desktop Support
6 31 (6.09%) Administrator
7 30 (5.89%) Consultant
7 30 (5.89%) Test Analyst
8 25 (4.91%) Desktop Engineer
9 23 (4.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 22 (4.32%) Architect
10 22 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 21 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (4.13%) VMware Engineer
12 20 (3.93%) IT Engineer
13 17 (3.34%) Tester
14 16 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Support Analyst
16 13 (2.55%) Automation Test Analyst
16 13 (2.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.72%) JSON
1 24 (4.72%) XML
2 18 (3.54%) Gherkin
3 17 (3.34%) .NET
4 16 (3.14%) Middleware
5 13 (2.55%) SOAP
6 11 (2.16%) SAML
7 9 (1.77%) 802.1X
8 7 (1.38%) Express
8 7 (1.38%) HTML
8 7 (1.38%) LDAP
9 6 (1.18%) Kafka
9 6 (1.18%) RESTful
10 5 (0.98%) CSS
10 5 (0.98%) Web Services
11 4 (0.79%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.79%) WireMock
12 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET Core
12 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.39%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.11%) Clustering
3 18 (3.54%) NHS
4 14 (2.75%) iPhone
4 14 (2.75%) Replication
4 14 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (2.36%) PKI
6 11 (2.16%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.77%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.18%) HP Storage
9 6 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.98%) IBM Storwize
10 5 (0.98%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.98%) User Experience
11 4 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 202 (39.69%) Windows
2 83 (16.31%) Windows Server
3 75 (14.73%) Linux
4 47 (9.23%) Windows 10
5 43 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (6.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (5.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (5.50%) Unix
10 24 (4.72%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (4.52%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.75%) Windows 7
13 12 (2.36%) Solaris
14 11 (2.16%) HPUX
14 11 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.77%) AIX
15 9 (1.77%) Android
16 8 (1.57%) CentOS
17 5 (0.98%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.70%) ITIL
2 69 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (12.57%) DevOps
4 53 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 51 (10.02%) Test Automation
6 43 (8.45%) Migration
7 42 (8.25%) Storage Management
8 41 (8.06%) Test Management
9 40 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (6.29%) Scrum
11 30 (5.89%) Configuration Management
11 30 (5.89%) Software Testing
12 28 (5.50%) Data Protection
13 27 (5.30%) Defect Management
13 27 (5.30%) Test Scripting
14 21 (4.13%) Change Management
14 21 (4.13%) Customer Requirements
14 21 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (4.13%) Non-Functional Testing
14 21 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.39%) PowerShell
2 51 (10.02%) Java
3 47 (9.23%) Python
4 43 (8.45%) SQL
5 36 (7.07%) C#
6 30 (5.89%) Perl
7 25 (4.91%) C
7 25 (4.91%) PHP
8 19 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.34%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.34%) Ruby
10 12 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.38%) VBScript
12 6 (1.18%) VB
13 4 (0.79%) C++
14 3 (0.59%) AWK
14 3 (0.59%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.59%) Go
14 3 (0.59%) Korn
14 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (18.86%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.29%) Degree
4 28 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (4.91%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (3.54%) ISTQB
8 17 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (3.14%) ISEB
10 15 (2.95%) CCNA
11 13 (2.55%) MCSE
12 12 (2.36%) CCNP
13 11 (2.16%) DBS Check
13 11 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (1.18%) MCSA
17 5 (0.98%) Master's Degree
18 4 (0.79%) MCP
18 4 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.27%) SLA
2 19 (3.73%) QA
3 9 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.98%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.59%) GxP
5 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.39%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) FISMA
7 1 (0.20%) GPG13
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (25.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 50 (9.82%) vSphere
4 42 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (5.30%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (3.54%) VMware NSX
8 15 (2.95%) XenApp
9 11 (2.16%) Firmware
10 9 (1.77%) Docker
11 6 (1.18%) NFS
11 6 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.18%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.18%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.79%) vCloud
13 4 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.59%) GlusterFS
15 2 (0.39%) KVM
15 2 (0.39%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 60 (11.79%) HP ALM
2 54 (10.61%) SCCM
3 45 (8.84%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (7.47%) Ansible
5 35 (6.88%) vRealize
6 32 (6.29%) vCenter Server
7 24 (4.72%) Terraform
8 21 (4.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 18 (3.54%) PowerCLI
10 17 (3.34%) Tivoli
11 16 (3.14%) SCOM
12 14 (2.75%) HP NNM
12 14 (2.75%) WSUS
13 13 (2.55%) HP Fortify
14 12 (2.36%) NetBackup
15 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (1.96%) SCVMM
17 9 (1.77%) CA Single Sign-On
17 9 (1.77%) Puppet
18 8 (1.57%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 191 (37.52%) VMware
2 116 (22.79%) Microsoft
3 108 (21.22%) Dell
4 91 (17.88%) Cisco
5 48 (9.43%) Oracle
6 46 (9.04%) Citrix
7 42 (8.25%) IBM
8 35 (6.88%) Red Hat
9 34 (6.68%) 3PAR
10 27 (5.30%) NetApp
11 26 (5.11%) CheckPoint
12 23 (4.52%) Aruba
12 23 (4.52%) Veeam
13 20 (3.93%) Juniper
14 19 (3.73%) BMC
14 19 (3.73%) CA
14 19 (3.73%) EMC
14 19 (3.73%) F5
15 18 (3.54%) SolarWinds
16 16 (3.14%) Meraki