Period
to 20 February 2018

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 6 months to 20 February 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 West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 119 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 -43 -18
Contract jobs citing HP 95 101 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.77% 1.72% 2.44%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 3.81% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 129
North West median daily rate £280 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.86% +8.00% +18.11%
10th Percentile £106 £120 £170
90th Percentile £489 £575 £528
England median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -0.07% -6.60% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +16.36% -6.78%
10th Percentile £11.44 £13.75 £11.48
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.30 £16.23
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% -32.56% +30.30%

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 West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,262 2,648 3,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.06% 44.97% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,407 1,604 1,822
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £243 £220
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 111 193
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% -8.75% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.88%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 6 months to 20 February 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
Cheshire +20 40 £264 +102.88% 9
Manchester +3 35 £331 -14.52% 25
Merseyside +25 17 £180 -43.31% 2
HP
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 West region with a requirement for HP.

1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.32%) VMware
4 24 (25.26%) ITIL
5 21 (22.11%) Linux
6 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (17.89%) Oracle
8 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
8 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
9 16 (16.84%) Break/Fix
10 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (15.79%) Migration
11 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (13.68%) Banking
12 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
12 13 (13.68%) SQL
13 12 (12.63%) vSphere
14 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
14 11 (11.58%) IBM
14 11 (11.58%) Firewall
15 10 (10.53%) Dell
15 10 (10.53%) Citrix
15 10 (10.53%) SAN
15 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (10.53%) Cisco
15 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
15 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
15 10 (10.53%) HP Quality Center

HP
Co-occurring 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 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) Apache
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.26%) IIS
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.21%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.11%) JBoss
9 1 (1.05%) Confluence
9 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Office 365
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) Firewall
2 10 (10.53%) SAN
3 7 (7.37%) DNS
3 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.37%) VLAN
3 7 (7.37%) VPN
4 6 (6.32%) FTP
4 6 (6.32%) LAN
5 4 (4.21%) Kerberos
5 4 (4.21%) WAN
6 3 (3.16%) DHCP
6 3 (3.16%) NAS
6 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.11%) 4G
7 2 (2.11%) ADSL
7 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.11%) SSH
7 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.26%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.21%) MS Access
5 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.11%) SAP HANA
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) HP UFT
2 5 (5.26%) JMeter
3 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.16%) MSI
4 3 (3.16%) Selenium
4 3 (3.16%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.05%) Codeception
5 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.05%) Gatling
5 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.05%) Hudson
5 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.05%) JIRA
5 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (13.68%) Banking
2 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
3 3 (3.16%) Billing
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (9.47%) Analyst
2 6 (6.32%) Consultant
2 6 (6.32%) Hardware Engineer
2 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
3 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 4 (4.21%) Architect
4 4 (4.21%) Field Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) Field Service Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) HP Printer Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) HPUX Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) Printer Engineer
4 4 (4.21%) Sales Support
5 3 (3.16%) Administrator
5 3 (3.16%) Applications Support
5 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
5 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) XML
3 4 (4.21%) LDAP
4 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.16%) REST
5 2 (2.11%) DCOM
5 2 (2.11%) LAMP
5 2 (2.11%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.11%) Middleware
5 2 (2.11%) Web Services
5 2 (2.11%) XSL
6 1 (1.05%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) Flash
6 1 (1.05%) HTML
6 1 (1.05%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.21%) Smartphone
3 4 (4.21%) User Experience
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) CMDB
5 2 (2.11%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.11%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 21 (22.11%) Linux
3 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.47%) Unix
7 9 (9.47%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.42%) HPUX
9 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.21%) SUSE
10 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.11%) CentOS
12 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.05%) AIX
13 1 (1.05%) Solaris
13 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) ITIL
2 16 (16.84%) Break/Fix
3 15 (15.79%) Migration
4 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 8 (8.42%) Server Building
6 7 (7.37%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (7.37%) Time Management
7 6 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.32%) Performance Testing
7 6 (6.32%) Presales
7 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.32%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.21%) High Availability
9 4 (4.21%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (4.21%) Process Improvement
9 4 (4.21%) SOA
9 4 (4.21%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
1 13 (13.68%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) VB
3 8 (8.42%) C#
4 6 (6.32%) Java
4 6 (6.32%) VBScript
5 4 (4.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (4.21%) Python
5 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.16%) PHP
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) Korn
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) F#
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) ISEB
2 7 (7.37%) MCSA
2 7 (7.37%) MCSE
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) COSHH
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
3 12 (12.63%) vSphere
4 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 9 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.16%) Firmware
8 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.16%) XenApp
9 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.05%) NFS
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.37%) SCCM
3 5 (5.26%) SCOM
4 4 (4.21%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.21%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (4.21%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.16%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.16%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.16%) WSUS
6 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.11%) Puppet
6 2 (2.11%) SmoothWall
6 2 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.32%) VMware
3 17 (17.89%) Oracle
4 11 (11.58%) IBM
5 10 (10.53%) Cisco
5 10 (10.53%) Citrix
5 10 (10.53%) Dell
6 9 (9.47%) Fortinet
7 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.26%) EMC
9 4 (4.21%) TIBCO
10 3 (3.16%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.16%) Symantec
10 3 (3.16%) Veritas
11 2 (2.11%) AppDynamics
11 2 (2.11%) Aruba
11 2 (2.11%) Blue Prism
11 2 (2.11%) EqualLogic
11 2 (2.11%) McAfee
11 2 (2.11%) NetApp