The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 27 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing HP 16 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.61% 2.72% 4.03%
As % of the Vendors category 12.31% 7.03% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 10
Median daily rate £375 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -13.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £197 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.53% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -37.75% +54.28%  

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 Kent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 130 128 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 53.72% 38.67% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 64
Median daily rate £375 £328 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -29.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Median hourly rate £22.52 £55.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.05% +243.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in Kent

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in Kent

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in Kent

HP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 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
Dartford - 5 £425 -
Maidstone -3 2 £365 +80.24%
Tunbridge Wells 0 1 £370 +15.17%
Dover - 1 £368 -
HP
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Kent region with a requirement for HP.

1 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) LoadRunner
3 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
4 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
4 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 9 (32.14%) ISEB
5 9 (32.14%) JIRA
6 8 (28.57%) Test Management
6 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) LAN
7 7 (25.00%) Firewall
7 7 (25.00%) Network Security
7 7 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (21.43%) Process Improvement
8 6 (21.43%) IP Telephony
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (21.43%) Wireless
8 6 (21.43%) HP UFT
8 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
9 5 (17.86%) MPLS
9 5 (17.86%) WLAN
9 5 (17.86%) WAN
9 5 (17.86%) DHCP
9 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (17.86%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) Confluence
2 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LAN
2 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) Network Security
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (21.43%) IP Telephony
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) DHCP
4 5 (17.86%) DNS
4 5 (17.86%) MPLS
4 5 (17.86%) Telepresence
4 5 (17.86%) WAN
4 5 (17.86%) WLAN
5 4 (14.29%) 802.11
5 4 (14.29%) DPNSS
5 4 (14.29%) IPsec
5 4 (14.29%) QSIG
5 4 (14.29%) SNMP
6 3 (10.71%) SAN
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) LoadRunner
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) JIRA
3 6 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.29%) JMeter
4 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Test Automation Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Test Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
1 1 (3.57%) iPad
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
3 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Test Management
5 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 7 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Process Improvement
6 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.29%) BDD
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 4 (14.29%) People Management
8 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.86%) CISSP
4 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CNA
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco
1 8 (28.57%) VMware
2 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.86%) Mitel
3 5 (17.86%) Riverbed
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) Siemens
5 2 (7.14%) Brocade
5 2 (7.14%) Hitachi
5 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) IronPort