Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 78 35
Rank change year-on-year -60 -43 +37
Contract jobs citing HP 215 292 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 1.77% 2.60% 5.08%
As % of the Vendors category 4.43% 6.08% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 176 541
North of England median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -6.02%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £224
90th Percentile £475 £480 £450
England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 56
North of England median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -51.85% +54.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.83 £12.50
90th Percentile £24.67 £29.50 £35.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.56% -21.71% -0.16%

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 4,848 4,805 7,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 39.93% 42.86% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,956 2,806 4,420
North of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £230 £238 £235
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 268 361
North of England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.09% -24.63% +33.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.12 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.75 £40.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year - +0.14% -0.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -42 84 £350 -2.10% 21
North East -22 74 £368 +5.00% 8
Yorkshire -44 57 £320 -1.54% 21
HP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 99 (46.05%) Windows
2 76 (35.35%) Active Directory
3 75 (34.88%) Microsoft
3 75 (34.88%) VMware
4 69 (32.09%) Windows Server
5 66 (30.70%) ITIL
6 63 (29.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (28.37%) Security Cleared
8 59 (27.44%) SAN
9 46 (21.40%) SC Cleared
10 45 (20.93%) Cisco
11 36 (16.74%) DNS
11 36 (16.74%) Citrix
12 35 (16.28%) Firewall
13 34 (15.81%) SCCM
13 34 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (15.81%) VMware ESXi
14 33 (15.35%) Linux
15 32 (14.88%) LAN
16 31 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (13.49%) WAN
18 27 (12.56%) DHCP
19 26 (12.09%) XenApp
20 25 (11.63%) vSphere
20 25 (11.63%) MS Exchange
20 25 (11.63%) Data Centre
21 24 (11.16%) Service Management
21 24 (11.16%) Migration
22 23 (10.70%) SQL

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 25 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.37%) IIS
3 8 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.26%) Confluence
4 7 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.26%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.33%) JBoss
6 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.93%) FileNet
8 2 (0.93%) nginx
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.12%) Office 365
2 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.33%) IaaS
4 4 (1.86%) PaaS
4 4 (1.86%) SaaS
5 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 59 (27.44%) SAN
2 36 (16.74%) DNS
3 35 (16.28%) Firewall
4 32 (14.88%) LAN
5 29 (13.49%) WAN
6 27 (12.56%) DHCP
7 21 (9.77%) NAS
8 19 (8.84%) TCP/IP
9 17 (7.91%) Network Security
10 16 (7.44%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (6.51%) NetScaler
12 11 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (3.72%) iSCSI
15 7 (3.26%) SSL
15 7 (3.26%) VPN
15 7 (3.26%) Wireless
16 6 (2.79%) HTTP
16 6 (2.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) Big Data
2 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.40%) MySQL
3 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) DB2
4 1 (0.47%) Informix
4 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Redis
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Selenium
2 11 (5.12%) JIRA
3 6 (2.79%) GitLab
4 5 (2.33%) Artifactory
4 5 (2.33%) Bugzilla
4 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.86%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.86%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.86%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.86%) OpenSTA
6 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.93%) JMeter
7 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.47%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.47%) Maven
8 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.47%) Subversion
8 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (5.12%) Finance
2 9 (4.19%) Banking
2 9 (4.19%) Retail
3 5 (2.33%) Games
4 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (11.63%) Analyst
2 19 (8.84%) Network Engineer
2 19 (8.84%) Support Engineer
3 15 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (6.98%) Server Engineer
4 13 (6.05%) Infrastructure Support
5 12 (5.58%) Citrix Engineer
5 12 (5.58%) Desktop Support
5 12 (5.58%) Storage Engineer
6 11 (5.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (4.19%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (4.19%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Administrator
8 8 (3.72%) Field Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Test Leader
8 8 (3.72%) Tester
9 7 (3.26%) Architect
9 7 (3.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.44%) Middleware
2 5 (2.33%) LDAP
3 4 (1.86%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.86%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.40%) REST
5 2 (0.93%) JSON
5 2 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) LAMP
6 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.47%) Web Services
6 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (11.63%) Data Centre
3 19 (8.84%) Clustering
4 16 (7.44%) Replication
5 15 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
6 13 (6.05%) Management Information System
7 12 (5.58%) EMC VMAX
8 11 (5.12%) Computer Science
9 10 (4.65%) Celerra
9 10 (4.65%) EMC VNX
9 10 (4.65%) HP Storage
9 10 (4.65%) HP StoreVirtual
10 7 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (3.26%) User Experience
11 6 (2.79%) Fat Client
11 6 (2.79%) PKI
11 6 (2.79%) Thin Client
12 5 (2.33%) Driving Licence
12 5 (2.33%) Mobile Games
12 5 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 99 (46.05%) Windows
2 69 (32.09%) Windows Server
3 34 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (15.35%) Linux
5 21 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (8.84%) Unix
7 16 (7.44%) Windows 10
7 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.12%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.26%) AIX
10 7 (3.26%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.79%) HPUX
12 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.40%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.93%) Solaris
13 2 (0.93%) VME
14 1 (0.47%) MVS
14 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.70%) ITIL
2 29 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (11.16%) Migration
3 24 (11.16%) Service Management
4 19 (8.84%) Change Management
5 17 (7.91%) ITSM
6 16 (7.44%) Business Continuity
6 16 (7.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.51%) Incident Management
8 14 (6.51%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.51%) Test Automation
9 12 (5.58%) Decision-Making
9 12 (5.58%) Network Load Balancing
10 11 (5.12%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.12%) OO
10 11 (5.12%) Project Management
10 11 (5.12%) Test Management
10 11 (5.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.70%) SQL
2 20 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.79%) Java
4 6 (2.79%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.86%) Python
5 4 (1.86%) VBScript
6 2 (0.93%) C
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) C#
7 1 (0.47%) COBOL
7 1 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (28.37%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.05%) Degree
4 11 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (5.12%) MCSE
4 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.26%) CCNP
6 7 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.33%) CCNA
8 5 (2.33%) HP ASE
9 4 (1.86%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.86%) HPE ATP
9 4 (1.86%) MCITP
10 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.93%) CCA
10 2 (0.93%) ISEB
10 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.51%) QA
2 4 (1.86%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (35.35%) Active Directory
2 63 (29.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (15.81%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (12.09%) XenApp
5 25 (11.63%) vSphere
6 20 (9.30%) XenDesktop
7 13 (6.05%) Hyper-V
8 11 (5.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.33%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.86%) Docker
11 4 (1.86%) NFS
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.86%) XenServer
12 3 (1.40%) Firmware
12 3 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.93%) Xen
14 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (15.81%) SCCM
2 16 (7.44%) HP ALM
2 16 (7.44%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (6.51%) SCOM
4 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (5.58%) Puppet
5 11 (5.12%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.12%) OpenView
5 11 (5.12%) vMotion
6 7 (3.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (3.26%) HP SIM
6 7 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.79%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.79%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.33%) Nagios
8 5 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
8 5 (2.33%) vRealize
8 5 (2.33%) WSUS
9 4 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (34.88%) Microsoft
1 75 (34.88%) VMware
2 45 (20.93%) Cisco
3 36 (16.74%) Citrix
4 22 (10.23%) EMC
5 19 (8.84%) Red Hat
6 18 (8.37%) 3PAR
6 18 (8.37%) McAfee
6 18 (8.37%) Oracle
7 16 (7.44%) Brocade
8 15 (6.98%) CheckPoint
8 15 (6.98%) Dell
8 15 (6.98%) SAP
9 13 (6.05%) F5
9 13 (6.05%) Ivanti
9 13 (6.05%) Juniper
10 11 (5.12%) Symantec
11 10 (4.65%) IBM
11 10 (4.65%) Isilon
12 9 (4.19%) BMC