Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 101 109
Rank change year-on-year -43 +8 -35
Contract jobs citing HP 76 104 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 1.84% 1.79%
As % of the Vendors category 3.05% 4.26% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 89
North West median daily rate £350 £308 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -19.71% +9.43%
10th Percentile £132 £106 £252
90th Percentile £475 £479 £528
England median daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +6.53% +0.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 2
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -10.34% -13.51%
10th Percentile £12.79 £13.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £30.05 £19.67 £15.25
England median hourly rate £15.30 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +5.73% -25.00%

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 2,492 2,440 3,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.37% 43.08% 45.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,490 1,455 1,913
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £205 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 148 126
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £15.93 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.56% -12.11% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.69
90th Percentile £44.60 £43.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -10 43 £338 +4.65% 14
Cheshire -28 22 £375 +37.61% 6
Lancashire -22 5 £465 +3.33% 1
Merseyside -5 4 £386 +114.58% 2
Cumbria +2 2 - - 1
HP
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
3 28 (36.84%) VMware
4 22 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
6 20 (26.32%) SAN
7 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (23.68%) Data Centre
8 17 (22.37%) ITIL
9 16 (21.05%) Service Management
9 16 (21.05%) SCCM
10 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
11 14 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (17.11%) Unix
12 13 (17.11%) LAN
12 13 (17.11%) WAN
13 12 (15.79%) OpenView
13 12 (15.79%) Migration
14 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 11 (14.47%) Change Management
14 11 (14.47%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (14.47%) Windows 10
15 10 (13.16%) Firewall
16 9 (11.84%) Citrix
16 9 (11.84%) ITSM
16 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
16 9 (11.84%) NAS
17 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
17 8 (10.53%) Cisco

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 5 (6.58%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.26%) Confluence
3 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) JBoss
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.32%) SAN
2 13 (17.11%) LAN
2 13 (17.11%) WAN
3 10 (13.16%) Firewall
4 9 (11.84%) NAS
5 5 (6.58%) DHCP
5 5 (6.58%) DNS
5 5 (6.58%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (5.26%) FTP
6 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (5.26%) SSL
6 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.26%) VPN
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.95%) MPLS
7 3 (3.95%) OSPF
7 3 (3.95%) SNMP
7 3 (3.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) Biml
3 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) Informix
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
2 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.95%) Selenium
3 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.63%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) JMeter
4 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.58%) Banking
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
1 5 (6.58%) Retail
2 4 (5.26%) Games
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Local Government
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Analyst
2 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 7 (9.21%) Tester
4 6 (7.89%) Architect
4 6 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Administrator
5 5 (6.58%) Break Fix Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Migration Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Designer
7 3 (3.95%) Field Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Middleware
2 4 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.63%) LDAP
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) JSON
4 1 (1.32%) JSP
4 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (7.89%) Replication
3 5 (6.58%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.58%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.26%) Mobile Games
4 4 (5.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) EPoS
5 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.11%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
3 13 (17.11%) Unix
4 11 (14.47%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.58%) Linux
6 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.63%) HPUX
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) ITIL
2 16 (21.05%) Service Management
3 14 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (15.79%) Migration
5 11 (14.47%) Change Management
6 9 (11.84%) ITSM
7 6 (7.89%) Break/Fix
7 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.89%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (7.89%) Test Management
8 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.58%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (6.58%) Test Planning
9 4 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (5.26%) Data Management
9 4 (5.26%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (5.26%) SDLC
10 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.21%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) VBScript
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) U-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) Degree
3 6 (7.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.26%) ISEB
4 4 (5.26%) MCSE
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) CCNP
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.63%) HP APS
6 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.32%) CISSP
7 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCSA
7 1 (1.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 22 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (27.63%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.89%) vSphere
6 5 (6.58%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.63%) NFS
7 2 (2.63%) Xen
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.32%) Docker
8 1 (1.32%) Firmware
8 1 (1.32%) XenApp
8 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (21.05%) SCCM
2 13 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (15.79%) OpenView
4 7 (9.21%) NetBackup
5 6 (7.89%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (6.58%) OVSD
6 5 (6.58%) vMotion
6 5 (6.58%) vRealize
7 4 (5.26%) Grafana
7 4 (5.26%) HP ALM
7 4 (5.26%) Prometheus
7 4 (5.26%) ZABBIX
8 3 (3.95%) SCOM
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.63%) Nagios
9 2 (2.63%) WSUS
10 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.32%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) VMware
3 9 (11.84%) Citrix
4 8 (10.53%) Cisco
5 6 (7.89%) Dell
5 6 (7.89%) Oracle
5 6 (7.89%) Veeam
5 6 (7.89%) Veritas
6 5 (6.58%) Brocade
6 5 (6.58%) EMC
6 5 (6.58%) Lotus
6 5 (6.58%) Xerox
7 4 (5.26%) BMC
7 4 (5.26%) Dynatrace
7 4 (5.26%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.95%) IBM
8 3 (3.95%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.95%) Symantec
9 2 (2.63%) Remedy