Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 80 70
Rank change year-on-year -51 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 91 129 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.57% 2.38% 2.65%
As % of the Vendors category 3.79% 5.47% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 85 128
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +10.70%
10th Percentile £206 £122 £248
90th Percentile £505 £575 £638
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
North West median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +6.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £9.25 £12.90
90th Percentile £20.38 £17.50 £26.30
England median hourly rate £15.12 £14.80 £21.17
% change year-on-year +2.18% -30.07% +26.74%

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 2,399 2,360 3,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.28% 43.56% 43.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,434 1,381 1,896
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £243 £225 £248
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 142 174
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.95% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.20 £47.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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
Manchester -34 32 £363 +11.54% 13
Cheshire -3 27 £300 +20.00% 5
Merseyside +27 19 £408 +14.79%
Lancashire -42 6 £475 - 2
Cumbria -11 2 - -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 32 (35.16%) VMware
3 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 29 (31.87%) Windows Server
5 28 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (29.67%) SQL Server
7 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (24.18%) SAN
10 21 (23.08%) Migration
11 20 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (20.88%) Citrix
13 18 (19.78%) SQL
14 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
14 17 (18.68%) HP ALM
15 16 (17.58%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (17.58%) Linux
16 15 (16.48%) LAN
16 15 (16.48%) XenApp
16 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
16 15 (16.48%) SCCM
17 14 (15.38%) NAS
17 14 (15.38%) WAN
17 14 (15.38%) Cisco
18 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
19 12 (13.19%) IIS
19 12 (13.19%) Oracle
19 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
20 11 (12.09%) Test Scripting

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 12 (13.19%) IIS
2 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.69%) Apache
3 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.59%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (5.49%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.49%) WebLogic Integration
6 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.20%) Confluence
8 2 (2.20%) JBoss
9 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) SAN
2 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
3 15 (16.48%) LAN
4 14 (15.38%) NAS
4 14 (15.38%) WAN
5 10 (10.99%) DMZ
6 9 (9.89%) Ethernet
6 9 (9.89%) Firewall
6 9 (9.89%) IPsec
7 5 (5.49%) FTP
8 4 (4.40%) DNS
9 3 (3.30%) HTTP
9 3 (3.30%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (3.30%) Skype
9 3 (3.30%) VLAN
9 3 (3.30%) VPN
9 3 (3.30%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.20%) DHCP
10 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) MySQL
3 5 (5.49%) MS Access
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.10%) Big Data
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MSI
1 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.30%) Selenium
2 3 (3.30%) WinDbg
3 2 (2.20%) JIRA
3 2 (2.20%) JMeter
4 1 (1.10%) Codeception
4 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.10%) Gatling
4 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.10%) Hudson
4 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.10%) Toad
4 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.59%) Billing
2 6 (6.59%) Legal
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Back Office
4 4 (4.40%) Finance
4 4 (4.40%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Local Government
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (9.89%) Designer
2 9 (9.89%) Server Engineer
2 9 (9.89%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Consultant
4 7 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) IT Support
5 6 (6.59%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.49%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.30%) REST
2 3 (3.30%) XML
3 2 (2.20%) LAMP
3 2 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.20%) LDAP
3 2 (2.20%) Middleware
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) Flash
4 1 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (1.10%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.49%) N-Tier
5 4 (4.40%) Clustering
6 3 (3.30%) PKI
7 2 (2.20%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.20%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.10%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.10%) Life Science
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.10%) Replication
8 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Windows Server
3 26 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (17.58%) Linux
6 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.89%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.79%) HPUX
9 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.49%) SUSE
9 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.40%) Unix
11 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.20%) AIX
12 2 (2.20%) CentOS
12 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.10%) Android
13 1 (1.10%) Solaris
13 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) Migration
2 20 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 11 (12.09%) Test Scripting
4 10 (10.99%) Asset Management
4 10 (10.99%) Time Management
5 9 (9.89%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (9.89%) Server Building
5 9 (9.89%) Software Deployment
6 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.79%) Deployment Automation
6 8 (8.79%) Software Distribution
7 7 (7.69%) Break/Fix
7 7 (7.69%) Facilities Management
8 6 (6.59%) IT Strategy
8 6 (6.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (6.59%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.49%) Conflict Management
9 5 (5.49%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (5.49%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) SQL
2 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.69%) VB
4 5 (5.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (4.40%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) Python
5 4 (4.40%) VBScript
6 3 (3.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.20%) Korn
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) F#
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) ISEB
3 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) CCNP
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.20%) MCITP
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.10%) Degree
6 1 (1.10%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 28 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (17.58%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (16.48%) XenApp
4 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 11 (12.09%) vSphere
6 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
7 6 (6.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (3.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.10%) Firmware
10 1 (1.10%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (18.68%) HP ALM
2 15 (16.48%) SCCM
3 9 (9.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (5.49%) HP SIM
4 5 (5.49%) SCOM
5 4 (4.40%) vCenter Server
5 4 (4.40%) WSUS
6 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.30%) SmoothWall
7 2 (2.20%) HP Fortify
7 2 (2.20%) Puppet
7 2 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.20%) Terraform
7 2 (2.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) VMware
2 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.88%) Citrix
4 14 (15.38%) Cisco
5 12 (13.19%) Oracle
6 11 (12.09%) Symantec
7 7 (7.69%) IBM
7 7 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.49%) TIBCO
9 4 (4.40%) Avaya
9 4 (4.40%) Dell
9 4 (4.40%) EMC
10 3 (3.30%) Altiris
10 3 (3.30%) Brocade
10 3 (3.30%) McAfee
10 3 (3.30%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.30%) SAP
10 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.20%) Blue Prism
11 2 (2.20%) Ivanti