The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP
England / North West
Rank 73 66 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10  
Contract jobs citing HP 61 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.36% 2.53% 3.05%
As % of the Vendors category 5.57% 5.83% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 32
Median daily rate £325 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £230 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
% change year-on-year -6.66% +3.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £13.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.33 £25.00 £37.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -30.95% +37.70%  

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1095 1663 1672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.41% 43.33% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 914 812
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 108 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the North West

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the North West

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the North West

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester +3 28 £350 +16.66% 10
Lancashire +17 12 £403 +43.11%
Cheshire +12 12 £130 -69.41% 6
Cumbria - 5 - -
Merseyside -12 4 £318 -15.33% 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region with a requirement for HP.

1 38 (37.25%) Windows
2 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
4 21 (20.59%) VMware
4 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (20.59%) Windows Server
5 20 (19.61%) ITIL
6 17 (16.67%) COBOL
6 17 (16.67%) Linux
7 16 (15.69%) Cisco
7 16 (15.69%) Migration
7 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
7 16 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (14.71%) SQL
9 14 (13.73%) IBM
9 14 (13.73%) Finance
9 14 (13.73%) VME
9 14 (13.73%) ICL
9 14 (13.73%) StarTeam
9 14 (13.73%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
10 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
10 13 (12.75%) TDD
11 12 (11.76%) PowerShell
11 12 (11.76%) Citrix
11 12 (11.76%) MS Office
12 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
12 11 (10.78%) SAN

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.94%) Apache
4 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (1.96%) Jetty
5 2 (1.96%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.96%) nginx
5 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
6 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.96%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) SAN
2 10 (9.80%) Firewall
3 9 (8.82%) DNS
4 8 (7.84%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (5.88%) NAS
5 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.90%) DHCP
7 3 (2.94%) FTP
7 3 (2.94%) HTTP
7 3 (2.94%) IPsec
7 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.94%) LAN
7 3 (2.94%) VoIP
7 3 (2.94%) VPN
7 3 (2.94%) WAN
8 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.96%) SSL
8 2 (1.96%) VLAN
9 1 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.98%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) DB2
3 1 (0.98%) IDMS
3 1 (0.98%) MS Access
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) StarTeam
2 6 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.96%) JMeter
3 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.96%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (1.96%) Selenium
3 2 (1.96%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.98%) JUnit
4 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.98%) Toad
4 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (13.73%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.86%) Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) Developer
2 11 (10.78%) Analyst
3 8 (7.84%) Architect
4 7 (6.86%) Field Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Field Service Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Lead Developer
5 6 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) Tester
6 5 (4.90%) COBOL Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Storage Specialist
7 4 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.92%) .NET
3 3 (2.94%) J2EE
4 2 (1.96%) Servlets
5 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.98%) JSON
5 1 (0.98%) Middleware
5 1 (0.98%) Node.js
5 1 (0.98%) RESTful
5 1 (0.98%) SOAP
5 1 (0.98%) Swagger
5 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.84%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (5.88%) Life Science
4 3 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.98%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 38 (37.25%) Windows
2 21 (20.59%) Windows Server
2 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (16.67%) Linux
4 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.73%) VME
6 11 (10.78%) Windows 10
6 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.82%) AIX
9 8 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (6.86%) HPUX
10 7 (6.86%) Solaris
11 6 (5.88%) Unix
12 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
14 3 (2.94%) SUSE
15 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) ITIL
2 16 (15.69%) Migration
3 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
3 13 (12.75%) TDD
4 9 (8.82%) Data Migration
5 7 (6.86%) High Availability
5 7 (6.86%) Service Management
5 7 (6.86%) Time Management
6 6 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 6 (5.88%) Release Management
7 5 (4.90%) Defect Management
7 5 (4.90%) Privileged Access Management
7 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.90%) SIEM
8 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.92%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (2.94%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) COBOL
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 12 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.80%) Java
5 9 (8.82%) VBScript
6 7 (6.86%) Perl
7 5 (4.90%) Bourne shell
7 5 (4.90%) Korn
8 3 (2.94%) VB
9 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.96%) C++
9 2 (1.96%) Python
9 2 (1.96%) VB6
10 1 (0.98%) C
10 1 (0.98%) C#
10 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.98%) JCL
10 1 (0.98%) Ruby
10 1 (0.98%) VBA
10 1 (0.98%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) MCP
4 6 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.88%) MCSA
4 6 (5.88%) MCSE
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.96%) CISSP
6 2 (1.96%) ISEB
6 2 (1.96%) SANS
6 2 (1.96%) SSCP
7 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) COSHH
2 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 23 (22.55%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.73%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.96%) VMware GSX
5 2 (1.96%) Xen
6 1 (0.98%) Firmware
6 1 (0.98%) NFS
6 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) SCOM
2 6 (5.88%) Netcool
2 6 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.90%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (3.92%) SCCM
5 3 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.96%) MOM
6 2 (1.96%) OpenView
6 2 (1.96%) Puppet
6 2 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.96%) WSUS
7 1 (0.98%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.98%) DameWare
7 1 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.98%) QRadar
7 1 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.98%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.59%) VMware
3 16 (15.69%) Cisco
4 14 (13.73%) IBM
4 14 (13.73%) ICL
5 12 (11.76%) Citrix
6 8 (7.84%) Polycom
6 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.86%) 3PAR
7 7 (6.86%) Brocade
7 7 (6.86%) EMC
8 5 (4.90%) CA
8 5 (4.90%) NetApp
8 5 (4.90%) Oracle
9 3 (2.94%) Dell
10 2 (1.96%) Apple
10 2 (1.96%) Google
10 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.96%) Veritas
10 2 (1.96%) Wyse
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