Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 136 83
Rank change year-on-year +42 -53 -24
Contract jobs citing HP 175 149 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.13% 1.52% 2.14%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 3.24% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 76 107
Midlands median daily rate £350 £340 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -6.08% +9.37%
10th Percentile £123 £126 £163
90th Percentile £425 £483 £475
England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 14
Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £14.20 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.45% -16.47% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.25 £12.51
90th Percentile £30.00 £21.10 £27.25
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -27.50% +14.29%

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3645 4602 3650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.33% 47.10% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2215 2594 1869
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £215
90th Percentile £560 £552 £538
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 172 252
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £10.02 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £45.00 £33.70 £33.18
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing HP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HP in the Midlands

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the Midlands

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the Midlands

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the Midlands

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the Midlands

HP
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
West Midlands +35 98 £375 +11.94% 7
East Midlands +18 73 £320 -8.57% 8
HP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for HP.

1 81 (46.29%) Windows
2 47 (26.86%) Unix
3 45 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 44 (25.14%) Cisco
5 39 (22.29%) Windows Server
6 38 (21.71%) Security Cleared
7 37 (21.14%) SQL
7 37 (21.14%) Active Directory
8 35 (20.00%) Oracle
8 35 (20.00%) Firewall
8 35 (20.00%) VMware
9 30 (17.14%) Linux
9 30 (17.14%) SAN
9 30 (17.14%) Hyper-V
10 29 (16.57%) SC Cleared
10 29 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
11 28 (16.00%) MS Exchange
12 26 (14.86%) WAN
13 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (12.57%) ITIL
14 22 (12.57%) Finance
15 21 (12.00%) LAN
15 21 (12.00%) Incident Management
16 20 (11.43%) TCP/IP
17 18 (10.29%) SharePoint
17 18 (10.29%) SQL Server
18 17 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (9.71%) Data Centre
19 16 (9.14%) F5
19 16 (9.14%) Test Automation

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 28 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.00%) Apache
5 7 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 7 (4.00%) JBoss
6 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
6 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 5 (2.86%) IIS
6 5 (2.86%) iPlanet
6 5 (2.86%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.86%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.71%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) iTrent
1 3 (1.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.14%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.57%) Maximo
3 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.43%) Office 365
4 3 (1.71%) Akamai
4 3 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.14%) SaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.00%) Firewall
2 30 (17.14%) SAN
3 26 (14.86%) WAN
4 21 (12.00%) LAN
5 20 (11.43%) TCP/IP
6 15 (8.57%) Wireless
7 14 (8.00%) Internet
8 13 (7.43%) DNS
9 12 (6.86%) NAS
9 12 (6.86%) VPN
10 11 (6.29%) MPLS
10 11 (6.29%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (5.14%) Network Security
12 9 (5.14%) OSPF
13 8 (4.57%) DHCP
13 8 (4.57%) SSL
13 8 (4.57%) VLAN
14 7 (4.00%) TETRA
15 6 (3.43%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.86%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.57%) TimesTen
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.29%) MySQL
5 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.14%) DB2
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) MS Access
8 1 (0.57%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) JIRA
2 5 (2.86%) HP UFT
2 5 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.71%) LoadUI
3 3 (1.71%) Selenium
4 2 (1.14%) JMeter
4 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (12.57%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.86%) Banking
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.71%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Automotive
5 2 (1.14%) Electronics
5 2 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (24.57%) Analyst
2 22 (12.57%) Test Analyst
3 20 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 12 (6.86%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.29%) Support Analyst
6 8 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.57%) Consultant
6 8 (4.57%) Developer
6 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.00%) Administrator
7 7 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.43%) Operational Support Analyst
8 6 (3.43%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (3.43%) Operations Support Analyst
8 6 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.43%) Tester
8 6 (3.43%) Unix Engineer
9 5 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.86%) J2EE
2 4 (2.29%) Middleware
3 1 (0.57%) .NET
3 1 (0.57%) SOAP
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.43%) Smart Meter
3 12 (6.86%) HP Storage
4 9 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.14%) Clustering
5 8 (4.57%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.57%) EMC VMAX
5 8 (4.57%) EMC VNX
5 8 (4.57%) Replication
6 4 (2.29%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.71%) EPoS
7 3 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.71%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.14%) PKI
8 2 (1.14%) PMI
8 2 (1.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 81 (46.29%) Windows
2 47 (26.86%) Unix
3 39 (22.29%) Windows Server
4 30 (17.14%) Linux
5 15 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 14 (8.00%) HPUX
6 14 (8.00%) Solaris
7 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.29%) AIX
8 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.29%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.14%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.86%) Android
11 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.29%) SUSE
12 4 (2.29%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.57%) ITIL
2 21 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 16 (9.14%) Test Automation
4 15 (8.57%) Regression Testing
5 11 (6.29%) Defect Management
6 10 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (5.71%) Project Management
6 10 (5.71%) Validation
7 9 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.14%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (4.57%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.57%) Migration
8 8 (4.57%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.00%) Break/Fix
9 7 (4.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.43%) Manual Testing
10 6 (3.43%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.14%) SQL
2 14 (8.00%) Java
2 14 (8.00%) Perl
3 9 (5.14%) Bash Shell
3 9 (5.14%) Korn
4 8 (4.57%) AWK
4 8 (4.57%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.57%) sed
5 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.86%) VBScript
7 2 (1.14%) C
7 2 (1.14%) Tcl
8 1 (0.57%) ABAP
8 1 (0.57%) C#
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
8 1 (0.57%) C-shell
8 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (21.71%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.57%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.86%) CCNP
5 7 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.43%) ISEB
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.86%) CCIE
7 5 (2.86%) CCNA
7 5 (2.86%) Degree
8 4 (2.29%) MCSE
8 4 (2.29%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.14%) CISM
9 2 (1.14%) CISSP
9 2 (1.14%) GCIA
9 2 (1.14%) GIAC
9 2 (1.14%) MCSA
9 2 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) QA
3 3 (1.71%) PMO
4 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (21.14%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 17 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.29%) vSphere
5 6 (3.43%) Samba
5 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.71%) KVM
7 3 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.14%) Snort
8 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (9.14%) SCCM
3 12 (6.86%) SCOM
4 8 (4.57%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.57%) EMC VPLEX
4 8 (4.57%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.29%) WSUS
6 3 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.71%) Nagios
6 3 (1.71%) OpenView
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.57%) Netcool
8 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 45 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (25.14%) Cisco
3 35 (20.00%) Oracle
3 35 (20.00%) VMware
4 16 (9.14%) F5
5 15 (8.57%) 3PAR
6 14 (8.00%) Dell
7 13 (7.43%) CheckPoint
8 12 (6.86%) EMC
9 11 (6.29%) Aruba
9 11 (6.29%) IBM
9 11 (6.29%) McAfee
9 11 (6.29%) Sun
10 10 (5.71%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.14%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.57%) Blue Coat
12 8 (4.57%) Citrix
12 8 (4.57%) Comptel
12 8 (4.57%) Remedy
13 7 (4.00%) Lotus