Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 95 75
Rank change year-on-year -36 -20 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 88 118 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 2.04% 2.52%
As % of the Vendors category 3.48% 4.66% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 137
North West median daily rate £338 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% -4.67% +7.91%
10th Percentile £131 £125 £250
90th Percentile £456 £538 £538
England median daily rate £363 £375 £364
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.94% +0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 2
North West median hourly rate £13.73 £14.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% -29.27% +7.72%
10th Percentile £12.33 £10.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £19.75 £16.50 £27.30
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +14.29%

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 2,531 2,531 3,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.26% 43.83% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,513 1,445 1,997
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £263
90th Percentile £585 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £439 £420
% change year-on-year +2.45% +4.58% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 159 141
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £44.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% -0.29%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -26 35 £331 +20.45% 13
Cheshire -5 28 £318 +5.83% 9
Merseyside +19 12 £415 +12.93% 4
Lancashire -35 8 £470 +4.44%
Cumbria -9 2 - - 1
HP
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 38 (43.18%) Windows
2 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 27 (30.68%) VMware
4 26 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (27.27%) SAN
5 24 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 22 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (20.45%) SCCM
7 18 (20.45%) Citrix
8 16 (18.18%) Migration
8 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
10 14 (15.91%) LAN
10 14 (15.91%) NAS
11 13 (14.77%) WAN
11 13 (14.77%) ITIL
11 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (13.64%) Windows 10
12 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 12 (13.64%) Symantec
12 12 (13.64%) XenApp
12 12 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (12.50%) Time Management
13 11 (12.50%) Cisco
13 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
13 11 (12.50%) Linux

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 10 (11.36%) IIS
2 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.68%) Confluence
4 4 (4.55%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.27%) Apache
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.27%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.27%) SAN
2 14 (15.91%) LAN
2 14 (15.91%) NAS
3 13 (14.77%) WAN
4 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.23%) DMZ
5 9 (10.23%) Ethernet
5 9 (10.23%) IPsec
6 5 (5.68%) DNS
7 4 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.55%) Firewall
7 4 (4.55%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.41%) DHCP
8 3 (3.41%) Skype
8 3 (3.41%) VPN
9 2 (2.27%) FTP
9 2 (2.27%) HTTP
9 2 (2.27%) WebEx
10 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.27%) Big Data
3 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.27%) MS Access
4 1 (1.14%) DB2
4 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) JIRA
2 4 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.27%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.27%) JMeter
3 2 (2.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.14%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.14%) MSI
4 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.14%) Toad
General
1 7 (7.95%) Banking
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Billing
4 4 (4.55%) Finance
4 4 (4.55%) Games
4 4 (4.55%) Legal
5 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (11.36%) Designer
1 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
2 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support
2 7 (7.95%) IT Engineer
3 6 (6.82%) Administrator
3 6 (6.82%) Analyst
3 6 (6.82%) IT Support
3 6 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (5.68%) Test Leader
4 5 (5.68%) Tester
5 4 (4.55%) Consultant
5 4 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.41%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) REST
2 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.68%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.68%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) Mobile Games
5 2 (2.27%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.27%) EPoS
5 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.14%) FMCG
6 1 (1.14%) Life Science
6 1 (1.14%) Online Games
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.18%) Windows
2 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 11 (12.50%) Linux
7 8 (9.09%) Unix
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.41%) HPUX
11 2 (2.27%) AIX
11 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.27%) SUSE
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.14%) Android
12 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (18.18%) Migration
3 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 11 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (12.50%) Time Management
5 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
6 9 (10.23%) Break/Fix
6 9 (10.23%) Service Management
6 9 (10.23%) Software Deployment
7 8 (9.09%) Change Management
7 8 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 8 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
7 8 (9.09%) ITSM
7 8 (9.09%) Software Distribution
7 8 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.82%) Facilities Management
8 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.82%) Test Management
9 5 (5.68%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.55%) VB
3 3 (3.41%) VBScript
4 2 (2.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (5.68%) MCSE
4 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.55%) Degree
5 4 (4.55%) ISEB
6 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.27%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.27%) MCITP
7 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.14%) CCNA
8 1 (1.14%) CCNP
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CISSP
8 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) QA
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (13.64%) XenApp
3 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.68%) vSphere
5 4 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (4.55%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.27%) NFS
7 2 (2.27%) Xen
7 2 (2.27%) XenServer
8 1 (1.14%) Docker
8 1 (1.14%) Firmware
8 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (20.45%) SCCM
2 10 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (10.23%) HP ALM
3 9 (10.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (7.95%) NetBackup
5 5 (5.68%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (5.68%) vMotion
6 4 (4.55%) SCOM
6 4 (4.55%) vRealize
7 3 (3.41%) WSUS
8 2 (2.27%) Grafana
8 2 (2.27%) HP Fortify
8 2 (2.27%) HP SIM
8 2 (2.27%) Nagios
8 2 (2.27%) Prometheus
8 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.14%) SmoothWall
9 1 (1.14%) TADDM
9 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 27 (30.68%) VMware
3 18 (20.45%) Citrix
4 12 (13.64%) Symantec
5 11 (12.50%) Cisco
6 7 (7.95%) Dell
7 6 (6.82%) EMC
7 6 (6.82%) Oracle
8 5 (5.68%) Brocade
8 5 (5.68%) IBM
9 4 (4.55%) Lotus
9 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.55%) Xerox
10 3 (3.41%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.41%) Polycom
11 2 (2.27%) Avaya
11 2 (2.27%) BMC
11 2 (2.27%) IronPort
11 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.27%) Remedy