Period
to 19 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 September 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 67 21
Rank change year-on-year -22 -46 +44
Contract jobs citing HP 123 126 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.24% 2.65% 7.92%
As % of the Vendors category 5.83% 6.81% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 73 255
Scotland median daily rate £288 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.72% +27.69% -6.61%
10th Percentile £221 £150 £230
90th Percentile £438 £535 £436
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 22 30
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% -28.13% +150.00%
UK median hourly rate £15.70 £16.81 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -19.98% +20.00%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,108 1,851 2,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.45% 38.89% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,147 1,002 1,270
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £227
90th Percentile £538 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 66 90
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -30.56% +135.99%
10th Percentile £10.64 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing HP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for HP in Scotland

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in Scotland

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in Scotland

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in Scotland

HP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Renfrewshire +10 72 £288 -11.54% 1
Glasgow -25 19 £275 -45.00% 7
Edinburgh -27 19 £353 +8.46% 2
West Lothian -8 4 £255 -38.55% 1
Aberdeen -5 3 £194 -48.33%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £475 -
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HP.

1 79 (64.23%) Security Cleared
2 75 (60.98%) SC Cleared
3 60 (48.78%) Windows
3 60 (48.78%) HP ALM
4 59 (47.97%) Test Scripting
5 57 (46.34%) Active Directory
6 54 (43.90%) Microsoft
7 50 (40.65%) SQL
8 48 (39.02%) Change Management
9 47 (38.21%) DNS
9 47 (38.21%) Test Automation
10 46 (37.40%) Windows 7
10 46 (37.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (37.40%) DHCP
10 46 (37.40%) McAfee
11 45 (36.59%) VMware
12 44 (35.77%) Office 365
13 43 (34.96%) VMware ESXi
13 43 (34.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (34.96%) HP UFT
14 42 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (34.15%) Software Testing
15 41 (33.33%) PDA
15 41 (33.33%) Hyper-V
15 41 (33.33%) Citrix
16 40 (32.52%) Veritas
16 40 (32.52%) Clustering
16 40 (32.52%) McAfee ePO
17 39 (31.71%) ISTQB
17 39 (31.71%) Ivanti

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (7.32%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (35.77%) Office 365
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.25%) OpenShift
2 4 (3.25%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 47 (38.21%) DNS
2 46 (37.40%) DHCP
3 11 (8.94%) LAN
4 8 (6.50%) Firewall
5 7 (5.69%) WAN
6 4 (3.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (3.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (3.25%) HSPA
6 4 (3.25%) Network Security
6 4 (3.25%) SAN
6 4 (3.25%) VPN
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.81%) NAS
9 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.25%) Couchbase
2 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.25%) Redis
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (34.96%) HP UFT
2 38 (30.89%) WinRunner
3 5 (4.07%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.07%) Selenium
4 4 (3.25%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.25%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.25%) JIRA
4 4 (3.25%) Maven
4 4 (3.25%) Subversion
5 2 (1.63%) Hudson
5 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.81%) GitLab
6 1 (0.81%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.81%) NUnit
6 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (4.07%) Finance
2 3 (2.44%) Banking
2 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (28.46%) Analyst
2 28 (22.76%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.45%) Test Leader
4 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Tester
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.88%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) IT Support
10 4 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Network Support
11 3 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.44%) IT Analyst
11 3 (2.44%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) XML
2 3 (2.44%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) COM
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.33%) PDA
2 40 (32.52%) Clustering
3 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.44%) PKI
4 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) iPhone
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (48.78%) Windows
2 46 (37.40%) Windows 7
2 46 (37.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (34.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (31.71%) AIX
5 11 (8.94%) Linux
6 10 (8.13%) Windows Server
7 9 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (7.32%) Unix
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.63%) HPUX
10 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.81%) Solaris
11 1 (0.81%) SUSE
11 1 (0.81%) VMS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.97%) Test Scripting
2 48 (39.02%) Change Management
3 47 (38.21%) Test Automation
4 42 (34.15%) Software Testing
5 34 (27.64%) Smoke Testing
6 30 (24.39%) ITIL
7 18 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (11.38%) ITIL V3
9 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (8.94%) Project Management
11 10 (8.13%) Six Sigma
12 9 (7.32%) Service Management
13 8 (6.50%) SDLC
13 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
14 7 (5.69%) Decision-Making
14 7 (5.69%) Escalation Management
15 6 (4.88%) CRM
15 6 (4.88%) DevOps
15 6 (4.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.65%) SQL
2 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.25%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (64.23%) Security Cleared
2 75 (60.98%) SC Cleared
3 39 (31.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.44%) CCDP
5 3 (2.44%) CCNA
5 3 (2.44%) CCNP
5 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.63%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) CCIE
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.81%) Degree
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.81%) MCSE
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.94%) JSP 440
2 7 (5.69%) QA
3 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) PMO
4 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 43 (34.96%) VMware ESXi
3 42 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 39 (31.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.25%) Docker
7 3 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.44%) vSphere
8 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.81%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.81%) Firmware
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.81%) NFS
9 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (48.78%) HP ALM
2 40 (32.52%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (8.13%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (4.07%) Ansible
5 4 (3.25%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.25%) OpenView
5 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.25%) Puppet
5 4 (3.25%) SCCM
5 4 (3.25%) SCOM
5 4 (3.25%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.44%) Icinga
7 2 (1.63%) Control-M
7 2 (1.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.63%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.63%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 54 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 46 (37.40%) McAfee
3 45 (36.59%) VMware
4 41 (33.33%) Citrix
5 40 (32.52%) Veritas
6 39 (31.71%) Ivanti
7 13 (10.57%) Cisco
8 8 (6.50%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.69%) Juniper
10 6 (4.88%) Oracle
11 5 (4.07%) F5
12 4 (3.25%) Dell
12 4 (3.25%) Google
13 3 (2.44%) Aruba
13 3 (2.44%) ProCurve
13 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.44%) Symantec
14 2 (1.63%) BMC
14 2 (1.63%) Remedy