Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 66 57
Rank change year-on-year -28 -9 -14
Contract jobs citing HP 411 498 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.51% 3.04% 3.53%
As % of the Vendors category 5.36% 6.27% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 288 391
South East median daily rate £385 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £179 £210
90th Percentile £521 £488 £515
England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 43 56
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -38.10% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.68 £12.25
90th Percentile £21.59 £24.88 £49.11
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -23.03% +2.43%

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 7,670 7,941 8,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.76% 48.41% 48.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,434 4,527 4,948
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £238 £225
90th Percentile £585 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 343 405
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.82 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 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
Thames Valley -4 187 £350 -9.68% 38
Hampshire -14 120 £424 +22.05% 10
Berkshire +1 118 £365 -9.88% 21
Surrey -45 64 £380 +5.19% 15
Buckinghamshire +5 53 £253 -34.84% 9
West Sussex -19 19 £413 +50.00% 2
Oxfordshire -2 16 £447 +12.52% 8
Kent 0 12 £306 -17.23% 1
East Sussex -4 4 £325 -18.75% 5
Middlesex +9 1 £125 -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for HP.

1 159 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 141 (34.31%) Windows
3 106 (25.79%) VMware
4 105 (25.55%) Security Cleared
5 100 (24.33%) Active Directory
6 94 (22.87%) HP ALM
7 91 (22.14%) Oracle
8 90 (21.90%) SC Cleared
9 86 (20.92%) Windows Server
10 84 (20.44%) Linux
11 83 (20.19%) SQL
12 74 (18.00%) ITIL
13 71 (17.27%) SAN
14 67 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
16 63 (15.33%) Test Automation
17 57 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
18 54 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
19 52 (12.65%) Cisco
19 52 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 51 (12.41%) Citrix
20 51 (12.41%) SQL Server
20 51 (12.41%) Unix
21 49 (11.92%) Java
21 49 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
22 48 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
23 46 (11.19%) ISEB
24 45 (10.95%) IBM
24 45 (10.95%) Test Scripting
25 43 (10.46%) HP UFT

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 20 (4.87%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.70%) CICS
4 6 (1.46%) IIS
5 5 (1.22%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.22%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.97%) GlassFish
6 4 (0.97%) Liferay
7 3 (0.73%) Apache
7 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.49%) Confluence
8 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 66 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (4.87%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) SAP MM
1 8 (1.95%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.46%) SAP APO
3 5 (1.22%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.22%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.73%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.73%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.73%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.49%) Exstream
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.27%) Office 365
3 20 (4.87%) IaaS
4 16 (3.89%) PaaS
5 14 (3.41%) SaaS
6 13 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.97%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.27%) SAN
2 43 (10.46%) Firewall
3 38 (9.25%) LAN
3 38 (9.25%) WAN
4 26 (6.33%) Wireshark
5 23 (5.60%) Wireless
6 20 (4.87%) DNS
7 17 (4.14%) 4G
7 17 (4.14%) DHCP
8 15 (3.65%) 3G
8 15 (3.65%) Diameter Protocol
9 14 (3.41%) TCP/IP
10 13 (3.16%) IPsec
10 13 (3.16%) VPN
11 12 (2.92%) WLAN
12 11 (2.68%) Multicast
12 11 (2.68%) OSPF
12 11 (2.68%) PuTTY
12 11 (2.68%) SSH
12 11 (2.68%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (2.43%) Big Data
5 10 (2.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.95%) SAP BW
8 7 (1.70%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.46%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.46%) DB2
9 6 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.46%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (1.46%) SAP HANA
10 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (10.46%) HP UFT
2 41 (9.98%) Selenium
3 35 (8.52%) SoapUI
4 32 (7.79%) LoadRunner
5 20 (4.87%) Jenkins
6 19 (4.62%) SpecFlow
6 19 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (4.38%) Oracle APEX
8 17 (4.14%) JIRA
9 14 (3.41%) Ant
9 14 (3.41%) Eclipse
10 13 (3.16%) TestNG
11 12 (2.92%) JMeter
12 9 (2.19%) JUnit
12 9 (2.19%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.95%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.46%) Toad
14 6 (1.46%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (10.46%) Finance
2 26 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.35%) Retail
4 11 (2.68%) Banking
5 10 (2.43%) Back Office
6 8 (1.95%) Online Betting
7 7 (1.70%) Publishing
8 6 (1.46%) Billing
9 5 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.97%) Marketing
11 3 (0.73%) Advertising
12 2 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (22.87%) Analyst
2 39 (9.49%) Support Engineer
2 39 (9.49%) Test Analyst
3 37 (9.00%) Architect
4 29 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 23 (5.60%) Consultant
5 23 (5.60%) Test Engineer
6 21 (5.11%) Administrator
6 21 (5.11%) Tester
7 20 (4.87%) Desktop Support
8 17 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (4.14%) Network Engineer
9 16 (3.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (3.65%) Automation Test Analyst
10 15 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (3.65%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 12 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.68%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.54%) .NET
2 24 (5.84%) Web Services
3 20 (4.87%) SOAP
4 18 (4.38%) Middleware
5 15 (3.65%) LDAP
6 11 (2.68%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.68%) HTML
7 7 (1.70%) REST
7 7 (1.70%) XML
8 6 (1.46%) RESTful
9 4 (0.97%) Ehcache
9 4 (0.97%) EJB
9 4 (0.97%) EJB 3.0
9 4 (0.97%) JAXB
9 4 (0.97%) JAX-RS
9 4 (0.97%) JPA
9 4 (0.97%) JSP
9 4 (0.97%) Struts
10 3 (0.73%) CSS
10 3 (0.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.30%) Management Information System
3 28 (6.81%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.65%) HP Storage
6 13 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.68%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.43%) Clustering
8 10 (2.43%) NHS
9 9 (2.19%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.95%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.22%) Replication
13 4 (0.97%) AS400
13 4 (0.97%) iPhone
13 4 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.97%) User Experience
14 3 (0.73%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 141 (34.31%) Windows
2 86 (20.92%) Windows Server
3 84 (20.44%) Linux
4 57 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (12.41%) Unix
6 33 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (6.08%) Windows 10
9 22 (5.35%) AIX
9 22 (5.35%) Windows 7
10 16 (3.89%) Windows XP
11 13 (3.16%) CentOS
12 10 (2.43%) Solaris
13 8 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.70%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.22%) HPUX
15 5 (1.22%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.22%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.00%) ITIL
2 63 (15.33%) Test Automation
3 54 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (10.95%) Test Scripting
5 39 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (9.25%) Test Strategy
7 35 (8.52%) ITSM
8 32 (7.79%) Migration
9 31 (7.54%) Service Management
10 25 (6.08%) Performance Testing
11 24 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 24 (5.84%) Scrum
12 22 (5.35%) Project Management
13 20 (4.87%) API Testing
13 20 (4.87%) Network Design
13 20 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (4.62%) DevOps
14 19 (4.62%) ITIL V3
15 17 (4.14%) Change Management
15 17 (4.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (20.19%) SQL
2 49 (11.92%) Java
3 32 (7.79%) PowerShell
4 27 (6.57%) C#
5 21 (5.11%) VB
6 16 (3.89%) VBScript
7 15 (3.65%) F#
7 15 (3.65%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.16%) Python
9 9 (2.19%) Perl
10 8 (1.95%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.70%) AWK
11 7 (1.70%) Bourne shell
11 7 (1.70%) Korn
11 7 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.46%) C
12 6 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.73%) C++
14 2 (0.49%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 105 (25.55%) Security Cleared
2 90 (21.90%) SC Cleared
3 52 (12.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (11.19%) ISEB
5 42 (10.22%) ISTQB
6 24 (5.84%) Degree
7 23 (5.60%) DV Cleared
8 16 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (3.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (2.92%) MCSE
12 11 (2.68%) HP MASE
12 11 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (2.19%) CCNA
13 9 (2.19%) MOS
14 7 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.46%) CCNP
15 6 (1.46%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.22%) OCA
16 5 (1.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.87%) SLA
2 8 (1.95%) QA
3 6 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.22%) PMO
5 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 3 (0.73%) GDPR
7 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.24%) GxP
8 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 100 (24.33%) Active Directory
2 67 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.49%) vSphere
4 31 (7.54%) Hyper-V
5 25 (6.08%) XenApp
6 16 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (3.41%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (2.43%) FreeRADIUS
8 10 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.19%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.70%) GlusterFS
10 7 (1.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (1.46%) Docker
11 6 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.97%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.73%) ACF2
14 3 (0.73%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.73%) RACF
Systems Management
1 94 (22.87%) HP ALM
2 36 (8.76%) SCCM
3 28 (6.81%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (4.14%) SCOM
5 14 (3.41%) Data Guard
6 13 (3.16%) NetBackup
6 13 (3.16%) OVSD
7 8 (1.95%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (1.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (1.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (1.22%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.97%) Nagios
10 4 (0.97%) WSUS
11 3 (0.73%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 159 (38.69%) Microsoft
2 106 (25.79%) VMware
3 91 (22.14%) Oracle
4 52 (12.65%) Cisco
5 51 (12.41%) Citrix
6 45 (10.95%) IBM
7 41 (9.98%) Red Hat
8 36 (8.76%) NetApp
9 27 (6.57%) SAP
10 24 (5.84%) Brocade
11 23 (5.60%) EMC
12 18 (4.38%) 3PAR
13 17 (4.14%) Sun
14 15 (3.65%) Software AG
14 15 (3.65%) webMethods
15 14 (3.41%) Aruba
16 13 (3.16%) Veritas
17 12 (2.92%) Fortinet
17 12 (2.92%) Nokia
18 11 (2.68%) Fujitsu