Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 267 228
Rank change year-on-year -62 -39 -23
Contract jobs citing HP 522 242 966
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.91% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 2.10% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 160 579
10th Percentile £180 £195 £152
25th Percentile £297 £255 £296
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £383 £400
Median % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +9.59%
75th Percentile £488 £475 £500
90th Percentile £600 £541 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 16 82
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.87 £10.16
25th Percentile £14.00 £15.04 £11.85
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.10% +30.00% -
75th Percentile £20.80 £41.06 £20.00
90th Percentile £43.69 £49.38 £24.43
UK median hourly rate £18.35 £19.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.90% +39.29% -3.45%

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 26,548 11,516 32,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.88% 43.36% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,751 7,619 21,246
10th Percentile £263 £258 £243
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 333 1,149
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.65 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.76 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.17% +6.58% +9.70%
75th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £40.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £54.80 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.18
% change year-on-year -9.30% +12.10% +12.82%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -144 179 £450 +5.88% 34
South East -18 122 £433 +44.33% 25
Midlands -21 68 £340 +11.02% 22
North of England -40 62 £366 +4.57% 50
South West -23 45 £300 -20.00% 18
North West -25 43 £388 +10.71% 29
East Midlands -2 42 £340 -2.86% 9
West Midlands -47 25 £233 -46.55% 13
East of England -47 19 £388 +15.67% 13
Yorkshire -38 14 £305 +37.08% 16
North East -12 5 £338 -25.00% 5
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 253 (48.47%) Windows
2 209 (40.04%) VMware
3 154 (29.50%) Active Directory
4 152 (29.12%) Social Skills
5 142 (27.20%) Microsoft
6 137 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 122 (23.37%) Dell
8 113 (21.65%) ITIL
9 105 (20.11%) Windows Server
10 104 (19.92%) Firewall
11 99 (18.97%) Azure
12 98 (18.77%) Cisco
13 93 (17.82%) SAN
14 87 (16.67%) Linux
15 85 (16.28%) Security Cleared
16 82 (15.71%) Microsoft 365
17 78 (14.94%) Windows 10
17 78 (14.94%) DNS
18 67 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 65 (12.45%) JIRA
19 65 (12.45%) DevOps
20 64 (12.26%) AWS
21 62 (11.88%) Finance
22 60 (11.49%) Data Centre
23 59 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
23 59 (11.30%) Citrix
24 57 (10.92%) VPN
24 57 (10.92%) PowerShell
24 57 (10.92%) SCCM
24 57 (10.92%) HP ALM

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 38 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.75%) Confluence
3 15 (2.87%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.34%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.57%) Apache
7 3 (0.57%) nginx
8 1 (0.19%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 36 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.96%) Tesseract
3 2 (0.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.19%) BASE24
4 1 (0.19%) Exstream
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 99 (18.97%) Azure
2 82 (15.71%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (12.26%) AWS
4 25 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.30%) IaaS
6 9 (1.72%) GCP
6 9 (1.72%) PaaS
7 8 (1.53%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.34%) SaaS
9 5 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.96%) Serverless
10 4 (0.77%) GitHub
11 3 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.57%) Azure Storage
11 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.38%) Cohesity
12 2 (0.38%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (19.92%) Firewall
2 93 (17.82%) SAN
3 78 (14.94%) DNS
4 57 (10.92%) VPN
5 45 (8.62%) DHCP
6 40 (7.66%) WAN
7 33 (6.32%) TCP/IP
8 26 (4.98%) LAN
9 23 (4.41%) Wireless
10 22 (4.21%) Network Security
11 20 (3.83%) NAS
12 19 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
14 16 (3.07%) Internet
14 16 (3.07%) IPsec
14 16 (3.07%) SSH
14 16 (3.07%) VSAN
15 14 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (2.30%) SD-WAN
16 12 (2.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.92%) MySQL
4 9 (1.72%) Big Data
4 9 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.38%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (12.45%) JIRA
2 24 (4.60%) Selenium
3 13 (2.49%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.30%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.92%) JMeter
7 9 (1.72%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.72%) LoadRunner
8 8 (1.53%) Postman
9 7 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.15%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.15%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.15%) Zephyr
11 5 (0.96%) Appium
11 5 (0.96%) MSTest
11 5 (0.96%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (0.96%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.57%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.57%) TestLink
General
1 152 (29.12%) Social Skills
2 62 (11.88%) Finance
3 42 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.02%) Banking
4 21 (4.02%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (2.11%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (1.34%) Law
8 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
10 2 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.38%) Retail
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (13.41%) Support Engineer
2 60 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 56 (10.73%) Desktop Support
4 53 (10.15%) Analyst
5 47 (9.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 43 (8.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 40 (7.66%) Administrator
8 39 (7.47%) Network Engineer
9 27 (5.17%) Architect
10 26 (4.98%) Test Engineer
11 25 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
12 23 (4.41%) Consultant
12 23 (4.41%) Test Analyst
13 22 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
14 20 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
15 19 (3.64%) IT Engineer
16 18 (3.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 17 (3.26%) Tester
18 16 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.26%) XML
2 15 (2.87%) JSON
3 12 (2.30%) .NET
3 12 (2.30%) Gherkin
3 12 (2.30%) Middleware
3 12 (2.30%) SOAP
4 9 (1.72%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.72%) LDAP
5 7 (1.34%) Kafka
5 7 (1.34%) RESTful
5 7 (1.34%) Web Services
6 5 (0.96%) ADO
6 5 (0.96%) HTML
6 5 (0.96%) React
6 5 (0.96%) SAML
7 4 (0.77%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.77%) CSS
8 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (0.57%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.02%) Clustering
3 19 (3.64%) iPhone
4 17 (3.26%) PKI
4 17 (3.26%) Replication
5 15 (2.87%) NHS
6 13 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.15%) CMDB
10 5 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (0.96%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.96%) IBM Storwize
10 5 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.77%) User Experience
11 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 253 (48.47%) Windows
2 105 (20.11%) Windows Server
3 87 (16.67%) Linux
4 78 (14.94%) Windows 10
5 48 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (6.90%) Unix
8 34 (6.51%) Windows 7
9 33 (6.32%) Windows Server 2016
10 30 (5.75%) Apple iOS
11 23 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (4.02%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (3.26%) Solaris
14 14 (2.68%) Android
15 13 (2.49%) HPUX
16 11 (2.11%) AIX
17 7 (1.34%) CentOS
17 7 (1.34%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.34%) Windows XP
18 6 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (21.65%) ITIL
2 67 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 65 (12.45%) DevOps
4 59 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (9.39%) Test Automation
6 43 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (7.47%) Migration
8 38 (7.28%) Test Management
9 36 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 34 (6.51%) ITSM
11 33 (6.32%) Test Scripting
12 32 (6.13%) Defect Management
13 27 (5.17%) Service Management
14 24 (4.60%) Non-Functional Testing
15 23 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (4.41%) Project Management
16 21 (4.02%) Configuration Management
16 21 (4.02%) Project Delivery
17 20 (3.83%) Requirements Gathering
17 20 (3.83%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.92%) PowerShell
2 53 (10.15%) Python
3 45 (8.62%) SQL
4 36 (6.90%) Perl
5 32 (6.13%) Java
6 29 (5.56%) PHP
7 25 (4.79%) Bash Shell
8 24 (4.60%) Ruby
9 23 (4.41%) C#
10 19 (3.64%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.68%) C
12 13 (2.49%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.72%) VBScript
14 6 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.96%) VB
16 4 (0.77%) C++
17 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.38%) AWK
18 2 (0.38%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 85 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 55 (10.54%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (6.70%) Degree
5 30 (5.75%) CCNA
6 24 (4.60%) MCP
7 23 (4.41%) ISTQB
8 22 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (3.64%) DV Cleared
10 19 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (3.26%) MCSE
12 16 (3.07%) ISEB
13 15 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (2.30%) CCNP
15 8 (1.53%) DBS Check
15 8 (1.53%) Master's Degree
16 7 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.96%) MCITP
17 5 (0.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.36%) SLA
2 20 (3.83%) QA
3 11 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.15%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.96%) NIST
6 3 (0.57%) GDPR
6 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.19%) FISMA
7 1 (0.19%) GPG13
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 154 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 137 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (7.09%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (6.51%) vSphere
5 25 (4.79%) Hyper-V
6 18 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (3.07%) XenApp
8 15 (2.87%) VMware NSX
9 12 (2.30%) NFS
10 11 (2.11%) Firmware
10 11 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.72%) Docker
11 9 (1.72%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.38%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 57 (10.92%) HP ALM
1 57 (10.92%) SCCM
2 39 (7.47%) Ansible
3 34 (6.51%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (4.60%) Terraform
4 24 (4.60%) Tivoli
5 23 (4.41%) vCenter Server
6 20 (3.83%) vRealize
7 18 (3.45%) WSUS
8 16 (3.07%) PowerCLI
9 15 (2.87%) NetBackup
10 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (2.30%) SCOM
11 10 (1.92%) HP Fortify
12 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.72%) Puppet
12 9 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.53%) OpenView
14 7 (1.34%) Netcool
14 7 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 209 (40.04%) VMware
2 142 (27.20%) Microsoft
3 122 (23.37%) Dell
4 98 (18.77%) Cisco
5 59 (11.30%) Citrix
6 56 (10.73%) IBM
7 51 (9.77%) Red Hat
8 49 (9.39%) Oracle
9 37 (7.09%) Aruba
10 36 (6.90%) CheckPoint
11 34 (6.51%) 3PAR
12 27 (5.17%) EMC
12 27 (5.17%) NetApp
12 27 (5.17%) Palo Alto
12 27 (5.17%) ServiceNow
13 25 (4.79%) Apple
14 24 (4.60%) BMC
15 22 (4.21%) Veeam
16 19 (3.64%) F5
17 18 (3.45%) Juniper