Period
to 18 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 137 90 70
Rank change year-on-year -47 -20 -18
Contract jobs citing HP 259 446 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.77% 2.65% 3.22%
As % of the Vendors category 3.67% 5.67% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 255 287
South East median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £239 £214 £211
90th Percentile £538 £498 £538
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 45 51
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% - -30.95%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.16 £11.78
90th Percentile £63.75 £21.27 £35.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% -26.00%

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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,052 7,863 7,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.19% 46.79% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,185 4,518 4,325
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £606 £575 £563
England median daily rate £460 £450 £439
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.51% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 341 361
South East median hourly rate £19.73 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.06% +3.03% -5.44%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £60.60 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.46 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.20% +2.94% -2.58%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for HP in the South East

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the South East

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the South East over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the South East

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the South East

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the South East over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the South East

HP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Hampshire -10 104 £375 -9.09% 23
Thames Valley -45 100 £360 +2.86% 24
Berkshire -34 78 £425 +20.57% 12
Surrey -9 26 £550 +44.74% 11
West Sussex +21 21 £413 - 2
Buckinghamshire -22 14 £305 +1.67% 3
Oxfordshire +19 8 £250 -44.10% 9
Kent -8 5 £400 +23.08% 6
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for HP.

1 99 (38.22%) Windows
2 67 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 67 (25.87%) VMware
3 63 (24.32%) Active Directory
4 62 (23.94%) Cisco
4 62 (23.94%) HP ALM
5 54 (20.85%) Security Cleared
6 51 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (17.76%) SC Cleared
7 46 (17.76%) Firewall
8 43 (16.60%) ITIL
9 42 (16.22%) ISTQB
10 41 (15.83%) ISEB
11 40 (15.44%) WAN
12 39 (15.06%) Test Scripting
13 38 (14.67%) Dell
14 37 (14.29%) Oracle
15 36 (13.90%) LAN
15 36 (13.90%) Test Automation
15 36 (13.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (12.74%) Windows Server
18 32 (12.36%) Citrix
18 32 (12.36%) SAN
19 31 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (11.58%) Regression Testing
20 30 (11.58%) Finance
21 29 (11.20%) HP Quality Center
21 29 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
22 28 (10.81%) QA

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (7.34%) MS Exchange
1 19 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.02%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.54%) IIS
4 4 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.77%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Documentum
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) TPMS
Applications
1 34 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.39%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.39%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (1.54%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.54%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.54%) SAP MM
3 4 (1.54%) Workday HCM
4 3 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.39%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.39%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 26 (10.04%) Office 365
2 14 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.70%) IaaS
3 7 (2.70%) PaaS
4 4 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.54%) Heroku
5 3 (1.16%) Akamai
6 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Google Sheets
7 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.76%) Firewall
2 40 (15.44%) WAN
3 36 (13.90%) LAN
4 32 (12.36%) SAN
5 28 (10.81%) DNS
6 24 (9.27%) DHCP
7 21 (8.11%) Wireless
8 17 (6.56%) VPN
9 14 (5.41%) TCP/IP
10 13 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (5.02%) NetScaler
10 13 (5.02%) Skype
11 12 (4.63%) MPLS
12 11 (4.25%) Intranet
13 10 (3.86%) NAS
13 10 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (3.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (3.47%) Internet
15 8 (3.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.86%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.54%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.16%) MySQL
4 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.77%) DB2
5 2 (0.77%) Power BI
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (7.72%) LoadRunner
2 17 (6.56%) Selenium
3 16 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (5.02%) HP UFT
4 13 (5.02%) JIRA
5 12 (4.63%) JMeter
6 9 (3.47%) LoadUI
6 9 (3.47%) NeoLoad
6 9 (3.47%) TestComplete
6 9 (3.47%) WebLOAD
7 5 (1.93%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.93%) MSI
8 4 (1.54%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.54%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.54%) Mocha
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.54%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.77%) TestPartner
General
1 30 (11.58%) Finance
2 20 (7.72%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.25%) Back Office
4 7 (2.70%) Online Betting
5 6 (2.32%) Publishing
6 5 (1.93%) Retail
7 4 (1.54%) Advertising
7 4 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.54%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.16%) Automotive
8 3 (1.16%) French Language
8 3 (1.16%) German Language
8 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.16%) Police
9 1 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 35 (13.51%) Analyst
2 30 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (8.88%) Consultant
3 23 (8.88%) Network Engineer
4 22 (8.49%) Test Analyst
5 21 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 20 (7.72%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.79%) Tester
8 14 (5.41%) Performance Tester
9 13 (5.02%) Administrator
10 11 (4.25%) Architect
10 11 (4.25%) Test Leader
11 10 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
12 9 (3.47%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.47%) Infrastructure Support
13 8 (3.09%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 7 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 7 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.86%) Web Services
2 5 (1.93%) .NET
2 5 (1.93%) LDAP
2 5 (1.93%) SAP Fiori
3 4 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.54%) BAPI
3 4 (1.54%) Chai
3 4 (1.54%) RESTful
3 4 (1.54%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (1.54%) SAPUI5
3 4 (1.54%) Spring
3 4 (1.54%) Web Dynpro
4 3 (1.16%) JMS
4 3 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (1.16%) SAP BSP
4 3 (1.16%) XML
5 2 (0.77%) HTML
5 2 (0.77%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.18%) Clustering
4 11 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.86%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.16%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.16%) PKI
8 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.16%) User Experience
9 2 (0.77%) iPad
9 2 (0.77%) iPhone
9 2 (0.77%) Life Science
9 2 (0.77%) LPAR
9 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (38.22%) Windows
2 33 (12.74%) Windows Server
3 29 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (10.42%) Linux
5 25 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.49%) Windows 7
7 19 (7.34%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.25%) Unix
8 11 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.86%) Solaris
10 8 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.70%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.54%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.16%) AIX
14 3 (1.16%) CentOS
15 2 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.60%) ITIL
2 39 (15.06%) Test Scripting
3 36 (13.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (13.90%) Test Automation
4 31 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (11.58%) Regression Testing
6 27 (10.42%) Test Management
7 26 (10.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (7.72%) Defect Management
11 19 (7.34%) Integration Testing
11 19 (7.34%) Migration
11 19 (7.34%) Test Strategy
12 16 (6.18%) Performance Testing
12 16 (6.18%) Project Management
12 16 (6.18%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (5.02%) PRINCE2
14 11 (4.25%) DevOps
15 10 (3.86%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.65%) PowerShell
1 25 (9.65%) SQL
2 12 (4.63%) Java
3 9 (3.47%) C#
4 8 (3.09%) VBScript
5 6 (2.32%) Python
6 5 (1.93%) ABAP
6 5 (1.93%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.93%) C++
6 5 (1.93%) VB
7 4 (1.54%) F#
7 4 (1.54%) Go
7 4 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.54%) Ruby
7 4 (1.54%) SAPscript
8 2 (0.77%) C
9 1 (0.39%) Groovy
9 1 (0.39%) Korn
9 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 46 (17.76%) SC Cleared
3 42 (16.22%) ISTQB
4 41 (15.83%) ISEB
5 22 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (8.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (6.95%) MCSE
7 14 (5.41%) Degree
8 12 (4.63%) CCNA
9 9 (3.47%) CCNP
9 9 (3.47%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.09%) MCP
11 6 (2.32%) CCIE
12 2 (0.77%) VCP5
12 2 (0.77%) VCP6
13 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.81%) QA
2 11 (4.25%) PMO
3 6 (2.32%) SLA
4 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) GAMP
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 51 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.27%) Hyper-V
3 24 (9.27%) XenApp
4 22 (8.49%) vSphere
5 18 (6.95%) XenDesktop
6 15 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.25%) vCloud
8 6 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.93%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.93%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.16%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.77%) Docker
11 2 (0.77%) Firmware
11 2 (0.77%) NDS
11 2 (0.77%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.77%) NFS
11 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (23.94%) HP ALM
2 29 (11.20%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (8.88%) SCCM
4 12 (4.63%) SCOM
4 12 (4.63%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.32%) OpenView
6 5 (1.93%) Ansible
6 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.93%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.93%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.54%) vMotion
7 4 (1.54%) WSUS
8 3 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.16%) Netcool
8 3 (1.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 67 (25.87%) Microsoft
1 67 (25.87%) VMware
2 62 (23.94%) Cisco
3 38 (14.67%) Dell
4 37 (14.29%) Oracle
5 32 (12.36%) Citrix
6 28 (10.81%) SAP
7 19 (7.34%) IBM
8 17 (6.56%) Aruba
9 16 (6.18%) F5
10 15 (5.79%) Palo Alto
11 14 (5.41%) EMC
11 14 (5.41%) Meraki
12 11 (4.25%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.86%) 3PAR
13 10 (3.86%) Apple
13 10 (3.86%) NetApp
14 9 (3.47%) Fortinet
14 9 (3.47%) Juniper
15 8 (3.09%) Google