Period
to 18 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 18 November 2018 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 > North of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 94 49
Rank change year-on-year -54 -45 +28
Contract jobs citing HP 192 266 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 1.60% 2.37% 4.01%
As % of the Vendors category 3.97% 5.64% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 167 409
North of England median daily rate £363 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +1.56% -6.98%
10th Percentile £172 £120 £225
90th Percentile £475 £450 £438
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 54
North of England median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -42.22% +23.19%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.00 £9.64
90th Percentile £21.50 £25.75 £32.49
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +5.73% -25.00%

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 North of England.

All Vendors
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 4,839 4,716 6,909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 40.36% 42.02% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,962 2,858 4,272
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £230 £220 £233
90th Percentile £575 £590 £538
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 267 355
North of England median hourly rate £17.41 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -16.67% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.07 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £43.30 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for HP in the North of England

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the North of England

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the North of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the North of England

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the North of England

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the North of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the North of England

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
North West -40 76 £350 +13.82% 25
North East -17 65 £425 +25.00% 12
Yorkshire -26 51 £340 +19.30% 26
HP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 North of England region with a requirement for HP.

1 77 (40.10%) Windows
2 64 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 61 (31.77%) Active Directory
4 57 (29.69%) ITIL
5 50 (26.04%) VMware
6 45 (23.44%) Firewall
7 41 (21.35%) Windows Server
8 40 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 39 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (19.27%) Cisco
11 35 (18.23%) LAN
12 34 (17.71%) WAN
12 34 (17.71%) SAN
13 33 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (16.15%) Linux
14 31 (16.15%) SQL
15 28 (14.58%) Service Management
16 27 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (13.54%) SC Cleared
18 25 (13.02%) SCCM
18 25 (13.02%) VMware ESXi
19 24 (12.50%) Network Security
19 24 (12.50%) ITSM
19 24 (12.50%) CheckPoint
20 23 (11.98%) Data Centre
21 22 (11.46%) Middleware
22 21 (10.94%) Juniper
22 21 (10.94%) Unix
22 21 (10.94%) F5
23 20 (10.42%) Oracle

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 16 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.60%) Confluence
2 5 (2.60%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.08%) JBoss
4 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.04%) Apache
5 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.04%) FileNet
5 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.04%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.77%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 3 (1.56%) SAP HR
1 3 (1.56%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.13%) Office 365
3 5 (2.60%) IaaS
4 4 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.08%) PaaS
4 4 (2.08%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.52%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 45 (23.44%) Firewall
2 35 (18.23%) LAN
3 34 (17.71%) SAN
3 34 (17.71%) WAN
4 24 (12.50%) Network Security
5 16 (8.33%) NAS
6 15 (7.81%) DNS
6 15 (7.81%) Wireless
7 14 (7.29%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.77%) MPLS
9 12 (6.25%) BGP
9 12 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (6.25%) OSPF
10 11 (5.73%) DHCP
10 11 (5.73%) VLAN
11 10 (5.21%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (5.21%) HTTP
11 10 (5.21%) iSCSI
11 10 (5.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.04%) DB2
3 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Biml
4 1 (0.52%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.52%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.52%) Informix
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.52%) Power BI
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (5.73%) Selenium
2 9 (4.69%) JIRA
3 7 (3.65%) GitLab
4 6 (3.13%) Artifactory
4 6 (3.13%) HP UFT
4 6 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.08%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.08%) OpenSTA
7 3 (1.56%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.56%) JMeter
8 2 (1.04%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.04%) MSTest
8 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.52%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.52%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (4.17%) Banking
1 8 (4.17%) Finance
2 6 (3.13%) Retail
2 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (17.19%) Analyst
2 23 (11.98%) Network Engineer
3 15 (7.81%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (7.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (5.73%) Desktop Support
5 11 (5.73%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.21%) Tester
7 9 (4.69%) Administrator
7 9 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Field Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support
7 9 (4.69%) Server Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.17%) Network Support
8 8 (4.17%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.17%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) Architect
9 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 7 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.46%) Middleware
2 5 (2.60%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.08%) LDAP
3 4 (2.08%) SOAP
4 3 (1.56%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.04%) .NET
5 2 (1.04%) HTML
5 2 (1.04%) JSON
5 2 (1.04%) Web Services
6 1 (0.52%) ISPF
6 1 (0.52%) JSP
6 1 (0.52%) LAMP
6 1 (0.52%) REST
6 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.98%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.25%) Clustering
4 11 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.17%) User Experience
6 7 (3.65%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.13%) Replication
8 5 (2.60%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.60%) NHS
8 5 (2.60%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.08%) Mobile Games
9 4 (2.08%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.04%) DataPower
11 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (40.10%) Windows
2 41 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 31 (16.15%) Linux
4 21 (10.94%) Unix
5 17 (8.85%) Windows 10
6 16 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.13%) HPUX
10 5 (2.60%) Solaris
10 5 (2.60%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.08%) AIX
12 2 (1.04%) VME
13 1 (0.52%) MVS
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.69%) ITIL
2 33 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (14.58%) Service Management
4 24 (12.50%) ITSM
5 19 (9.90%) Migration
6 17 (8.85%) OO
6 17 (8.85%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.33%) Runbook
8 15 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (7.29%) Change Management
9 14 (7.29%) Incident Management
10 12 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
10 12 (6.25%) Network Management
11 10 (5.21%) Decision-Making
11 10 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.69%) Cryptography
12 9 (4.69%) DevOps
12 9 (4.69%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.69%) Test Management
12 9 (4.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.15%) SQL
2 13 (6.77%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.73%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.13%) Java
4 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.04%) C
5 2 (1.04%) C#
5 2 (1.04%) Perl
5 2 (1.04%) VB
5 2 (1.04%) VBScript
6 1 (0.52%) COBOL
6 1 (0.52%) JCL
6 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.52%) Python
6 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) U-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (7.81%) CCNP
5 11 (5.73%) CCNA
6 9 (4.69%) Degree
6 9 (4.69%) MCSE
6 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.60%) ISEB
9 4 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.08%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.04%) CCA
11 2 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.04%) HP APS
11 2 (1.04%) MCITP
12 1 (0.52%) CISSP
12 1 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) QA
2 7 (3.65%) SLA
3 4 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.08%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (31.77%) Active Directory
2 39 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.02%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (4.17%) vSphere
5 8 (4.17%) XenApp
6 7 (3.65%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.13%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.60%) VMware NSX
9 4 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.56%) Docker
10 3 (1.56%) Firmware
10 3 (1.56%) NFS
10 3 (1.56%) XenServer
11 2 (1.04%) Xen
12 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (13.02%) SCCM
2 18 (9.38%) HP ALM
3 15 (7.81%) OpenView
4 14 (7.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 14 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (6.77%) SCOM
6 12 (6.25%) Puppet
6 12 (6.25%) vMotion
7 10 (5.21%) NetBackup
8 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (3.13%) HP SIM
10 6 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
10 6 (3.13%) ZABBIX
11 5 (2.60%) OVSD
11 5 (2.60%) vRealize
12 4 (2.08%) Grafana
12 4 (2.08%) Prometheus
12 4 (2.08%) vCenter Server
12 4 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 50 (26.04%) VMware
3 37 (19.27%) Cisco
4 24 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 21 (10.94%) F5
5 21 (10.94%) Juniper
6 20 (10.42%) Oracle
7 15 (7.81%) McAfee
7 15 (7.81%) Red Hat
8 14 (7.29%) Citrix
9 13 (6.77%) Dell
10 11 (5.73%) EMC
11 9 (4.69%) BMC
12 8 (4.17%) Aruba
12 8 (4.17%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.65%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.65%) Extreme Networks
13 7 (3.65%) IBM
13 7 (3.65%) Palo Alto
13 7 (3.65%) Xerox