Period
to 3 March 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 March 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 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 252 212 217
Rank change year-on-year -40 +5 -63
Contract jobs citing HP 376 741 1,180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.23% 1.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.37% 2.89% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 429 734
Median daily rate £425 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.15% +11.79%
10th Percentile £200 £140 £136
90th Percentile £553 £538 £529
UK median daily rate £434 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +15.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 141 111
Median hourly rate £14.83 £16.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.34% +16.79% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.16 £10.13
90th Percentile £29.91 £25.00 £27.41
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year +3.13% +16.79% -2.14%

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 15,879 25,615 37,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.91% 42.36% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,186 16,408 23,769
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £640
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 1,003 1,301
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.86% +1.01%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.99% +6.86% +2.94%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -9 136 £450 +20.00% 31
South East +36 101 £420 +5.00% 22
North of England -13 47 £425 +33.33% 33
Midlands +16 29 £320 -1.54% 26
South West +43 28 £400 +14.29% 12
North East +42 21 £474 +37.87% 8
East of England -3 18 £450 +18.03% 8
Yorkshire -4 16 £225 -33.33% 7
East Midlands +7 14 £400 +23.08% 10
West Midlands +24 13 £275 -24.14% 16
North West -13 10 £464 +59.31% 18
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 143 (38.03%) Windows
2 106 (28.19%) VMware
3 88 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 85 (22.61%) Active Directory
5 77 (20.48%) Cisco
6 76 (20.21%) Security Cleared
7 75 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 72 (19.15%) ITIL
9 69 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (17.55%) Windows Server
11 65 (17.29%) HP ALM
11 65 (17.29%) JIRA
12 61 (16.22%) Dell
12 61 (16.22%) Azure
13 60 (15.96%) Java
14 58 (15.43%) SC Cleared
15 56 (14.89%) Linux
16 54 (14.36%) SQL
16 54 (14.36%) Firewall
17 52 (13.83%) SAN
18 49 (13.03%) Data Centre
19 48 (12.77%) DNS
20 47 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
21 46 (12.23%) PowerShell
22 44 (11.70%) Oracle
22 44 (11.70%) Finance
23 41 (10.90%) SCCM
24 38 (10.11%) SLA
25 37 (9.84%) vSphere
25 37 (9.84%) Windows 10

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 27 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.05%) Confluence
4 13 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.13%) IIS
7 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.80%) CMS
10 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.80%) SAS
11 2 (0.53%) Apache
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.27%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Tesseract
2 2 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.53%) SAP SCM
2 2 (0.53%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) HealthRoster
3 1 (0.27%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.22%) Azure
2 47 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (9.04%) AWS
4 14 (3.72%) GCP
5 12 (3.19%) IaaS
6 10 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.33%) Power Automate
7 5 (1.33%) SaaS
8 4 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.80%) PaaS
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.53%) GitHub
10 2 (0.53%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.27%) G Suite
11 1 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.36%) Firewall
2 52 (13.83%) SAN
3 48 (12.77%) DNS
4 36 (9.57%) DHCP
5 35 (9.31%) VPN
6 25 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (6.38%) WAN
8 18 (4.79%) LAN
8 18 (4.79%) VSAN
9 16 (4.26%) TCP/IP
10 14 (3.72%) Wireless
11 13 (3.46%) EIGRP
11 13 (3.46%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (3.46%) OSPF
11 13 (3.46%) SSL
12 12 (3.19%) BGP
12 12 (3.19%) MPLS
13 11 (2.93%) VoIP
14 10 (2.66%) HTTP
14 10 (2.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.39%) NonStop SQL
3 8 (2.13%) MySQL
4 7 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.53%) MS Access
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.53%) Power BI
8 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.53%) UniData
9 1 (0.27%) Big Data
9 1 (0.27%) Ingres
9 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 65 (17.29%) JIRA
2 34 (9.04%) Selenium
3 25 (6.65%) LoadRunner
4 23 (6.12%) JMeter
5 22 (5.85%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.59%) Jenkins
7 16 (4.26%) Git (software)
8 12 (3.19%) Bugzilla
8 12 (3.19%) NeoLoad
8 12 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.19%) Visual Studio
9 11 (2.93%) REST Assured
10 9 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
11 8 (2.13%) WebLOAD
12 7 (1.86%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.60%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.60%) Maven
14 5 (1.33%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 44 (11.70%) Finance
2 25 (6.65%) Banking
3 14 (3.72%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.06%) Retail
7 3 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.80%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (11.70%) Analyst
2 29 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (7.18%) Tester
4 26 (6.91%) Network Engineer
4 26 (6.91%) Support Engineer
5 22 (5.85%) Consultant
6 21 (5.59%) Administrator
7 20 (5.32%) Architect
8 18 (4.79%) Developer
9 17 (4.52%) IT Engineer
9 17 (4.52%) Test Engineer
10 16 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
11 14 (3.72%) IT Support
12 13 (3.46%) Performance Tester
13 12 (3.19%) Service Analyst
13 12 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (2.93%) Automation Tester
14 11 (2.93%) IT Support Engineer
15 10 (2.66%) Service Desk Analyst
15 10 (2.66%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.72%) .NET
2 11 (2.93%) SOAP
2 11 (2.93%) XML
3 10 (2.66%) WireMock
4 9 (2.39%) 802.1X
4 9 (2.39%) JSON
4 9 (2.39%) Swing
4 9 (2.39%) Web Services
5 7 (1.86%) Gherkin
5 7 (1.86%) HTML
5 7 (1.86%) Spring
6 6 (1.60%) LDAP
6 6 (1.60%) REST
7 5 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (1.33%) Middleware
8 4 (1.06%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.06%) Express
9 3 (0.80%) CSS
9 3 (0.80%) RESTful
9 3 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.03%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.85%) NHS
4 14 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (3.19%) Clustering
7 10 (2.66%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.39%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.39%) Smart Meter
9 8 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.86%) HP StoreVirtual
10 7 (1.86%) PKI
11 6 (1.60%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.60%) Replication
12 5 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.80%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.80%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 143 (38.03%) Windows
2 66 (17.55%) Windows Server
3 56 (14.89%) Linux
4 37 (9.84%) Windows 10
5 29 (7.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (6.91%) Unix
9 20 (5.32%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.72%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (3.46%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.66%) AIX
13 10 (2.66%) Solaris
14 8 (2.13%) HPUX
15 6 (1.60%) CentOS
15 6 (1.60%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.15%) ITIL
2 69 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.57%) Migration
4 31 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (8.24%) Test Automation
5 28 (7.45%) DevOps
6 25 (6.65%) Change Management
6 25 (6.65%) Open Source
7 24 (6.38%) Service Management
8 23 (6.12%) Defect Management
8 23 (6.12%) Scrum
9 22 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (5.85%) Scenario Testing
9 22 (5.85%) Storage Management
9 22 (5.85%) Test Management
10 20 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (5.32%) Mentoring
11 19 (5.05%) Performance Testing
12 18 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (4.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.96%) Java
2 54 (14.36%) SQL
3 46 (12.23%) PowerShell
4 24 (6.38%) C#
5 22 (5.85%) C
5 22 (5.85%) Python
6 18 (4.79%) Perl
6 18 (4.79%) PHP
7 14 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 14 (3.72%) VB
8 12 (3.19%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.93%) C++
9 11 (2.93%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.39%) COBOL
11 8 (2.13%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.86%) Go
13 4 (1.06%) AWK
14 2 (0.53%) Korn
14 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (20.21%) Security Cleared
2 58 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.59%) MCSE
5 16 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.99%) Degree
7 14 (3.72%) MCSA
8 12 (3.19%) CCNP
8 12 (3.19%) ISEB
8 12 (3.19%) ISTQB
8 12 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (2.93%) CCNA
9 11 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (2.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.86%) MCITP
13 5 (1.33%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (1.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.11%) SLA
2 32 (8.51%) QA
3 15 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.93%) NIST
5 5 (1.33%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.06%) NCSC
7 2 (0.53%) GDPR
8 1 (0.27%) BS25999
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) GxP
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 75 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.84%) vSphere
4 31 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (5.85%) Hyper-V
6 18 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.46%) Docker
8 11 (2.93%) Firmware
9 8 (2.13%) NFS
9 8 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (2.13%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.13%) VMware Server
10 6 (1.60%) XenApp
11 5 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.33%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.06%) KVM
12 4 (1.06%) vCloud
12 4 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.80%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.80%) Samba
Systems Management
1 65 (17.29%) HP ALM
2 41 (10.90%) SCCM
3 23 (6.12%) vCenter Server
4 21 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (5.59%) SCOM
5 18 (4.79%) vRealize
6 16 (4.26%) Kubernetes
6 16 (4.26%) Tivoli
6 16 (4.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 15 (3.99%) NetBackup
8 13 (3.46%) AirWatch
9 12 (3.19%) HP Fortify
9 12 (3.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (2.93%) HP SIM
10 11 (2.93%) Icinga
10 11 (2.93%) Nagios
10 11 (2.93%) Opsview
10 11 (2.93%) WSUS
11 10 (2.66%) Ansible
11 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 106 (28.19%) VMware
2 88 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 77 (20.48%) Cisco
4 61 (16.22%) Dell
5 44 (11.70%) Oracle
6 31 (8.24%) Citrix
6 31 (8.24%) IBM
7 21 (5.59%) EMC
8 20 (5.32%) NetApp
9 19 (5.05%) F5
10 18 (4.79%) SolarWinds
11 17 (4.52%) 3PAR
11 17 (4.52%) BMC
11 17 (4.52%) Juniper
11 17 (4.52%) Micro Focus
12 16 (4.26%) Apple
12 16 (4.26%) Splunk
13 15 (3.99%) Google
13 15 (3.99%) Veeam
14 14 (3.72%) Veritas