Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 111 89
Rank change year-on-year -41 -22 -25
Contract jobs citing HP 1679 2095 2465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.78% 2.20% 2.38%
As % of the Vendors category 4.19% 4.87% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1300 1519
England median daily rate £355 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £144 £200 £203
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 188 174
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £20.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -28.77% +17.00%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.00 £10.10
90th Percentile £27.50 £44.65 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.72 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -27.50% +15.41%

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 40072 43036 44563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.44% 45.10% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25347 26606 26731
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £241 £249 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1300 1544 1891
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.44 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -48 611 £400 -0.12% 72
South East -20 426 £358 +3.62% 36
North of England -43 247 £324 -1.89% 40
Midlands +32 164 £344 +1.10% 19
South West -11 110 £381 +19.14% 17
East of England -12 107 £325 -13.33% 21
West Midlands +25 96 £375 +10.29% 15
North West -1 94 £308 -23.13% 22
North East -14 79 £340 +6.33% 2
Yorkshire +21 74 £285 -12.31% 16
East Midlands +17 65 £320 -8.57% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for HP.

1 694 (41.33%) Windows
2 428 (25.49%) VMware
3 406 (24.18%) Cisco
4 401 (23.88%) Microsoft
5 400 (23.82%) Active Directory
6 307 (18.28%) Linux
7 299 (17.81%) Windows Server
8 291 (17.33%) ITIL
9 287 (17.09%) SQL
10 278 (16.56%) Firewall
11 274 (16.32%) SAN
12 259 (15.43%) Security Cleared
13 256 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 242 (14.41%) Finance
15 234 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
16 230 (13.70%) Oracle
17 212 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
18 197 (11.73%) Unix
19 194 (11.55%) Test Automation
20 193 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
21 187 (11.14%) SQL Server
22 185 (11.02%) Windows 7
23 184 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
24 183 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
25 176 (10.48%) IBM
26 168 (10.01%) MS Exchange
26 168 (10.01%) SC Cleared
27 165 (9.83%) DNS
27 165 (9.83%) Citrix
27 165 (9.83%) Data Centre

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
1 168 (10.01%) MS Exchange
2 112 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 72 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (3.22%) IIS
5 49 (2.92%) JBoss
6 46 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 46 (2.74%) WebLogic
7 40 (2.38%) Apache
8 38 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 35 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (2.03%) Confluence
11 25 (1.49%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.25%) GlassFish
13 20 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
13 20 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (1.13%) iPlanet
14 19 (1.13%) Liferay
14 19 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
14 19 (1.13%) WebSphere
15 18 (1.07%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 193 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.24%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.060%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.060%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 13 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 11 (0.66%) SAP CRM
3 10 (0.60%) SAP CO
3 10 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 10 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.42%) Maximo
6 7 (0.42%) RMDS
6 7 (0.42%) Temenos T24
7 6 (0.36%) Lawson
8 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.30%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.24%) Exstream
10 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 105 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 105 (6.25%) Office 365
2 59 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.83%) IaaS
4 13 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.60%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.54%) PaaS
8 8 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (0.42%) SaaS
10 5 (0.30%) G Suite
10 5 (0.30%) HP Helion
11 4 (0.24%) GitHub
11 4 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.18%) Akamai
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 278 (16.56%) Firewall
2 274 (16.32%) SAN
3 165 (9.83%) DNS
4 150 (8.93%) WAN
5 144 (8.58%) LAN
6 120 (7.15%) DHCP
7 116 (6.91%) TCP/IP
8 98 (5.84%) VPN
9 86 (5.12%) Wireless
10 73 (4.35%) NAS
11 67 (3.99%) Internet
12 60 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
13 52 (3.10%) SSL
14 50 (2.98%) OSPF
15 47 (2.80%) BGP
16 46 (2.74%) VLAN
17 44 (2.62%) Network Security
18 43 (2.56%) MPLS
19 42 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 36 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.13%) MySQL
9 19 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 19 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 17 (1.01%) Big Data
10 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.66%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.48%) TimesTen
14 7 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 151 (8.99%) JIRA
2 101 (6.02%) Selenium
3 95 (5.66%) HP UFT
4 84 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 71 (4.23%) SoapUI
6 48 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 47 (2.80%) JMeter
8 39 (2.32%) Cucumber
8 39 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 32 (1.91%) Ant
11 29 (1.73%) Maven
12 26 (1.55%) WebDriver
13 24 (1.43%) Visual Studio
14 23 (1.37%) SpecFlow
15 20 (1.19%) Subversion
16 19 (1.13%) Git (software)
16 19 (1.13%) MSI
17 18 (1.07%) TestNG
18 17 (1.01%) Appium
General
1 242 (14.41%) Finance
2 98 (5.84%) Telecoms
3 95 (5.66%) Banking
4 30 (1.79%) Retail
5 26 (1.55%) Publishing
6 23 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.07%) Marketing
8 17 (1.01%) Law
9 14 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.83%) Legal
10 10 (0.60%) Back Office
10 10 (0.60%) Billing
10 10 (0.60%) Electronics
11 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.36%) Automotive
13 6 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.36%) Military
13 6 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 358 (21.32%) Analyst
2 168 (10.01%) Test Analyst
3 131 (7.80%) Support Engineer
4 101 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 96 (5.72%) Network Engineer
6 89 (5.30%) Architect
7 79 (4.71%) Consultant
8 71 (4.23%) Desktop Support
9 69 (4.11%) Administrator
9 69 (4.11%) Tester
10 61 (3.63%) Support Analyst
11 55 (3.28%) Test Manager
12 51 (3.04%) Developer
13 49 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
14 46 (2.74%) Service Analyst
15 45 (2.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 43 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
17 42 (2.50%) Windows Engineer
18 40 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
18 40 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (4.94%) Web Services
2 62 (3.69%) .NET
3 48 (2.86%) XML
4 46 (2.74%) SOAP
5 30 (1.79%) REST
6 28 (1.67%) HTML
7 27 (1.61%) RESTful
8 26 (1.55%) Middleware
9 24 (1.43%) J2EE
10 22 (1.31%) EJB
11 21 (1.25%) Gherkin
11 21 (1.25%) JPA
12 20 (1.19%) CSS
13 19 (1.13%) Ehcache
13 19 (1.13%) EJB 3.0
13 19 (1.13%) JAXB
13 19 (1.13%) JAX-RS
14 18 (1.07%) 802.1X
15 15 (0.89%) JSON
15 15 (0.89%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.83%) Data Centre
2 118 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.36%) Clustering
4 67 (3.99%) Replication
5 60 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.08%) Blackberry
6 35 (2.08%) HP Storage
7 33 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 29 (1.73%) EMC VNX
10 26 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.43%) PKI
13 23 (1.37%) Mobile App
14 22 (1.31%) Driving Licence
15 21 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
15 21 (1.25%) User Experience
16 18 (1.07%) iPad
16 18 (1.07%) Smart Meter
16 18 (1.07%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 694 (41.33%) Windows
2 307 (18.28%) Linux
3 299 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 197 (11.73%) Unix
5 185 (11.02%) Windows 7
6 184 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 183 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 106 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (6.08%) Solaris
10 101 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 89 (5.30%) Windows 10
12 87 (5.18%) AIX
13 64 (3.81%) Windows XP
14 51 (3.04%) HPUX
15 47 (2.80%) Windows 8
16 31 (1.85%) Apple iOS
17 30 (1.79%) SUSE
17 30 (1.79%) Windows Vista
18 26 (1.55%) Android
19 24 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (17.33%) ITIL
2 234 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (11.55%) Test Automation
4 137 (8.16%) Service Management
5 136 (8.10%) Migration
6 118 (7.03%) Test Scripting
7 91 (5.42%) Test Management
8 88 (5.24%) Software Testing
9 86 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 83 (4.94%) Test Strategy
10 83 (4.94%) Waterfall
11 81 (4.82%) Change Management
12 76 (4.53%) System Integration Testing
13 75 (4.47%) Regression Testing
14 73 (4.35%) ITSM
15 71 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (4.11%) Incident Management
17 66 (3.93%) Project Management
18 65 (3.87%) Functional Testing
19 63 (3.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 287 (17.09%) SQL
2 143 (8.52%) Java
3 116 (6.91%) PowerShell
4 63 (3.75%) Python
5 50 (2.98%) VBScript
6 49 (2.92%) Perl
7 38 (2.26%) C#
8 35 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 35 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 32 (1.91%) PL/SQL
10 30 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 27 (1.61%) Korn
12 20 (1.19%) Jython
13 18 (1.07%) C
13 18 (1.07%) VB
14 17 (1.01%) F#
15 14 (0.83%) C++
16 13 (0.77%) Groovy
17 11 (0.66%) AWK
17 11 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 168 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 132 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (7.27%) ISEB
5 113 (6.73%) ISTQB
6 106 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 93 (5.54%) Degree
8 76 (4.53%) MCSE
9 72 (4.29%) DV Cleared
10 71 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 66 (3.93%) CCNA
12 59 (3.51%) CCNP
13 36 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 35 (2.08%) MCSA
15 30 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (1.37%) CISSP
17 20 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
18 19 (1.13%) CCIE
18 19 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
19 17 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.88%) SLA
2 80 (4.76%) QA
3 30 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.79%) PMO
4 7 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.36%) GDPR
6 5 (0.30%) FIPS 140-2
6 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) GCP
9 2 (0.12%) COSHH
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.060%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 400 (23.82%) Active Directory
2 256 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 123 (7.33%) vSphere
5 104 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (2.44%) XenApp
8 31 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 26 (1.55%) NFS
10 25 (1.49%) Firmware
10 25 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 18 (1.07%) DFS Replication
11 18 (1.07%) Terminal Services
12 16 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (0.95%) XenServer
13 15 (0.89%) BitLocker
13 15 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.83%) KVM
15 12 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 212 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
2 143 (8.52%) SCCM
3 76 (4.53%) NetBackup
4 61 (3.63%) SCOM
5 48 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 44 (2.62%) HP Data Protector
7 43 (2.56%) Puppet
8 39 (2.32%) vCenter Server
9 34 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 30 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 26 (1.55%) FortiGate
13 25 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 24 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
15 23 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
16 22 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
17 20 (1.19%) Netcool
18 19 (1.13%) Ansible
19 17 (1.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 428 (25.49%) VMware
2 406 (24.18%) Cisco
3 401 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 230 (13.70%) Oracle
5 176 (10.48%) IBM
6 165 (9.83%) Citrix
7 164 (9.77%) Dell
8 122 (7.27%) NetApp
8 122 (7.27%) Red Hat
9 112 (6.67%) EMC
10 89 (5.30%) 3PAR
11 84 (5.00%) McAfee
12 82 (4.88%) SAP
13 80 (4.76%) CheckPoint
14 79 (4.71%) Symantec
15 73 (4.35%) Juniper
16 72 (4.29%) Veritas
17 63 (3.75%) F5
18 60 (3.57%) Brocade
19 58 (3.45%) SolarWinds