The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 22 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 39 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17  
Contract jobs citing HP 26 20 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.11% 2.99% 6.96%
As % of the Vendors category 8.44% 5.97% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 33
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £201 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +11.53% -5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £19.60 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £25.03 £17.00
% change year-on-year -32.86% +47.23%  

HP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 308 335 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.73% 50.15% 54.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 171 236
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +18.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £8.78 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing HP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for HP in Hertfordshire

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in Hertfordshire

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in Hertfordshire

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in Hertfordshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -3 6 £130 -46.93% 1
Stevenage +1 3 £240 -
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 £275 -35.29%
Hemel Hempstead +8 2 £400 -8.57%
Hatfield -8 1 - - 4
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 - -
HP
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for HP.

1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) LAN
3 12 (35.29%) WAN
3 12 (35.29%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
5 10 (29.41%) SCCM
5 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) Linux
7 7 (20.59%) Unix
7 7 (20.59%) Dell
7 7 (20.59%) VMware
7 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (14.71%) Perl
9 5 (14.71%) Internet
9 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Smartphone
9 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
9 5 (14.71%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (14.71%) Virtual Desktop

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) LAN
2 12 (35.29%) WAN
3 5 (14.71%) Internet
4 4 (11.76%) Wireless
4 4 (11.76%) X.500
5 3 (8.82%) Firewall
5 3 (8.82%) HTTP
5 3 (8.82%) SMTP
5 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.88%) SAN
6 2 (5.88%) SNMP
6 2 (5.88%) VoIP
6 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.88%) WLAN
7 1 (2.94%) ATM
7 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.94%) LDAP
7 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.94%) DataStage
3 1 (2.94%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) MSI
3 1 (2.94%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Support Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Tester
2 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Support
4 3 (8.82%) ETL Tester
4 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Support
4 3 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Junior
4 3 (8.82%) Junior Software Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Junior Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.94%) JSON
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) EPoS
2 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.59%) Linux
4 7 (20.59%) Unix
4 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) HPUX
6 4 (11.76%) Solaris
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.94%) CentOS
9 1 (2.94%) Debian
9 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.76%) ETL
3 4 (11.76%) Time Management
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.82%) Workflow
5 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
5 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
5 2 (5.88%) SDLC
5 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Perl
3 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.82%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) AWK
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) REXX
6 1 (2.94%) sed
6 1 (2.94%) Tcl
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (11.76%) Samba
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.94%) Firmware
6 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.94%) OpenView
4 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) WMI
4 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Dell
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Sun
4 3 (8.82%) Informatica
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
5 2 (5.88%) Mitel
5 2 (5.88%) Toshiba
5 2 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Aruba
6 1 (2.94%) Brocade
6 1 (2.94%) CA
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) Meraki
6 1 (2.94%) Retalix