Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 66 27
Rank change year-on-year -15 -39 +34
Contract jobs citing HP 137 102 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.59% 2.63% 6.81%
As % of the Vendors category 6.77% 6.49% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 50 218
Scotland median daily rate £285 £338 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% -4.93% +1.43%
10th Percentile £235 £209 £228
90th Percentile £443 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £370
% change year-on-year -5.41% - -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 32
Scotland median hourly rate £14.45 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.83% -25.00% +150.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £14.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £16.89 £45.80 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year -3.33% -29.71% +27.63%

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 2,023 1,572 2,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.21% 40.55% 44.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,175 831 1,285
Scotland median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £224
90th Percentile £525 £519 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 59 74
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £30.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.32% -18.37% +107.04%
10th Percentile £10.23 £12.90 £11.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.00 £44.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -2 72 £285 -12.31% 2
Glasgow -20 22 £275 -21.43% 3
Edinburgh -25 21 £400 +23.08% 1
West Lothian +10 15 £275 -33.73% 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £475 -
Falkirk -2 1 £250 -
Aberdeen -9 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £138 -
HP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 77 (56.20%) Security Cleared
2 76 (55.47%) SC Cleared
3 62 (45.26%) HP ALM
4 60 (43.80%) Test Scripting
5 59 (43.07%) Windows
6 58 (42.34%) Active Directory
7 51 (37.23%) SQL
8 49 (35.77%) Microsoft
9 48 (35.04%) DNS
10 47 (34.31%) VMware
10 47 (34.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (34.31%) Windows 7
11 46 (33.58%) Change Management
12 43 (31.39%) VMware ESXi
13 40 (29.20%) DHCP
14 39 (28.47%) Test Automation
15 38 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (27.74%) HP UFT
16 37 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 37 (27.01%) Software Testing
16 37 (27.01%) Office 365
17 36 (26.28%) Citrix
18 34 (24.82%) McAfee
18 34 (24.82%) PDA
18 34 (24.82%) Hyper-V
19 33 (24.09%) McAfee ePO
19 33 (24.09%) Clustering
20 32 (23.36%) Veritas
20 32 (23.36%) ISTQB
20 32 (23.36%) 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 12 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.57%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.38%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (27.01%) Office 365
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.92%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.92%) Tricentis Tosca
4 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.73%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 48 (35.04%) DNS
2 40 (29.20%) DHCP
3 17 (12.41%) LAN
4 13 (9.49%) WAN
5 4 (2.92%) SAN
5 4 (2.92%) Wireless
6 3 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.19%) HSPA
6 3 (2.19%) WLAN
7 2 (1.46%) Firewall
7 2 (1.46%) Network Security
7 2 (1.46%) VPN
8 1 (0.73%) HTTP
8 1 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.73%) IPv4
8 1 (0.73%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.73%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.73%) NAS
8 1 (0.73%) VLAN
8 1 (0.73%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.92%) Couchbase
3 4 (2.92%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.92%) Redis
4 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (27.74%) HP UFT
2 31 (22.63%) WinRunner
3 6 (4.38%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.38%) Selenium
4 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.92%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.92%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.92%) JIRA
5 4 (2.92%) Maven
5 4 (2.92%) Subversion
6 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.73%) GitLab
7 1 (0.73%) JMeter
7 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.73%) NUnit
7 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.73%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (8.76%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Banking
2 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.46%) Billing
3 2 (1.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.73%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Marketing
4 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (24.82%) Analyst
2 30 (21.90%) Test Analyst
3 21 (15.33%) Test Leader
4 11 (8.03%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 11 (8.03%) Tester
5 9 (6.57%) Messaging Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Functional Tester
6 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Deployment Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Release Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.92%) IT Support
8 4 (2.92%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.19%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.19%) Change and Release Manager
9 3 (2.19%) Senior Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) XML
2 8 (5.84%) XML Messaging
3 3 (2.19%) Middleware
4 1 (0.73%) .NET
4 1 (0.73%) Aurelia
4 1 (0.73%) CSS
4 1 (0.73%) HTML
4 1 (0.73%) J2EE
4 1 (0.73%) LDAP
4 1 (0.73%) SOAP
4 1 (0.73%) Spring
4 1 (0.73%) Velocity
4 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.82%) PDA
2 33 (24.09%) Clustering
3 8 (5.84%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.92%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.92%) PKI
7 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.73%) AS400
9 1 (0.73%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.73%) CMDB
9 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.73%) PMI
9 1 (0.73%) Replication
9 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (43.07%) Windows
2 47 (34.31%) Windows 7
2 47 (34.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (22.63%) AIX
5 19 (13.87%) Windows Server
6 17 (12.41%) Unix
7 10 (7.30%) Linux
8 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.46%) HPUX
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.73%) Android
11 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (43.80%) Test Scripting
2 46 (33.58%) Change Management
3 39 (28.47%) Test Automation
4 37 (27.01%) Software Testing
5 28 (20.44%) Smoke Testing
6 27 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.33%) ITIL
8 18 (13.14%) ITIL V3
8 18 (13.14%) Waterfall
9 17 (12.41%) Functional Testing
9 17 (12.41%) SDLC
10 14 (10.22%) CRM
11 13 (9.49%) API Testing
11 13 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (8.03%) Project Management
13 10 (7.30%) Validation
14 9 (6.57%) Test Planning
15 8 (5.84%) Decision-Making
15 8 (5.84%) Escalation Management
15 8 (5.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (37.23%) SQL
2 6 (4.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.92%) Java
3 4 (2.92%) Python
4 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (56.20%) Security Cleared
2 76 (55.47%) SC Cleared
3 32 (23.36%) ISTQB
4 6 (4.38%) Degree
5 5 (3.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.92%) CCNA
7 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.19%) MCSE
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.46%) CCNP
9 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.73%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.73%) MCP
9 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.73%) PMP
9 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) JSP 440
2 5 (3.65%) QA
3 2 (1.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.73%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 43 (31.39%) VMware ESXi
3 38 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (24.82%) Hyper-V
5 32 (23.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (3.65%) Docker
7 3 (2.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.73%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (45.26%) HP ALM
2 33 (24.09%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.65%) Ansible
4 5 (3.65%) OpenView
5 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.92%) Puppet
5 4 (2.92%) SCOM
5 4 (2.92%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.19%) SCCM
7 2 (1.46%) Control-M
7 2 (1.46%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.73%) Terraform
8 1 (0.73%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.73%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 49 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 47 (34.31%) VMware
3 36 (26.28%) Citrix
4 34 (24.82%) McAfee
5 32 (23.36%) Ivanti
5 32 (23.36%) Veritas
6 14 (10.22%) Oracle
7 8 (5.84%) Cisco
8 5 (3.65%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.92%) Aruba
9 4 (2.92%) Google
10 3 (2.19%) Juniper
10 3 (2.19%) Mitel
10 3 (2.19%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.19%) Symantec
11 2 (1.46%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.46%) BMC
11 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.73%) Apple
12 1 (0.73%) Atlassian