Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 60 50
Rank change year-on-year -28 -10 -11
Contract jobs citing HP 448 560 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.61% 3.49% 3.77%
As % of the Vendors category 5.58% 7.15% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 306 474
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.16% +3.27%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £226
90th Percentile £503 £538 £535
England median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 44
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -32.38% +26.51%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.09 £12.25
90th Percentile £28.40 £32.71 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year +17.24% -27.68% +14.59%

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 8,025 7,828 9,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.71% 48.74% 48.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,632 4,319 5,397
South East median daily rate £425 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +4.34% +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 385 417
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -2.84%
10th Percentile £10.53 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.70 £47.50 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -21 196 £365 -9.91% 16
Hampshire -16 144 £400 +14.29% 13
Berkshire -18 123 £356 -20.83% 11
Surrey -40 67 £400 +10.34% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 58 £350 -17.65% 3
West Sussex -18 21 £398 +13.57% 1
Oxfordshire -15 15 £447 +13.23% 2
Kent -14 9 £318 -15.33% 1
East Sussex +5 6 £350 -10.26% 4
HP
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 164 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 141 (31.47%) Windows
3 126 (28.13%) HP ALM
4 123 (27.46%) Oracle
5 115 (25.67%) Security Cleared
6 114 (25.45%) VMware
7 107 (23.88%) Linux
8 104 (23.21%) SC Cleared
9 99 (22.10%) SQL
10 92 (20.54%) Test Automation
11 90 (20.09%) Windows Server
12 83 (18.53%) Active Directory
13 79 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
14 75 (16.74%) Selenium
15 73 (16.29%) ITIL
16 68 (15.18%) SQL Server
17 67 (14.96%) Java
18 66 (14.73%) SAN
18 66 (14.73%) Cisco
18 66 (14.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 65 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 64 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 60 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
21 60 (13.39%) HP UFT
22 59 (13.17%) .NET
23 58 (12.95%) Microsoft Office
23 58 (12.95%) Unix
24 56 (12.50%) ISEB
25 55 (12.28%) Red Hat
26 53 (11.83%) Finance

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 23 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.35%) GlassFish
3 15 (3.35%) Liferay
4 8 (1.79%) IIS
5 7 (1.56%) Apache
5 7 (1.56%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.12%) CICS
6 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) Documentum
9 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 58 (12.95%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.79%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.56%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.56%) SAP MM
4 6 (1.34%) SAP APO
5 5 (1.12%) SAP ERP
5 5 (1.12%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.67%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.45%) Exstream
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.22%) HFM
8 1 (0.22%) Maximo
8 1 (0.22%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 64 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.70%) Office 365
3 14 (3.13%) IaaS
4 13 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (2.68%) PaaS
6 11 (2.46%) SaaS
7 8 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.67%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 66 (14.73%) SAN
2 52 (11.61%) Firewall
3 30 (6.70%) WAN
4 29 (6.47%) LAN
5 28 (6.25%) PuTTY
6 27 (6.03%) WinSCP
7 24 (5.36%) Wireless
8 22 (4.91%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (3.35%) VPN
10 13 (2.90%) Internet
11 11 (2.46%) Wireshark
12 9 (2.01%) DNS
12 9 (2.01%) IPsec
12 9 (2.01%) Network Security
13 8 (1.79%) DHCP
13 8 (1.79%) OSPF
14 7 (1.56%) 4G
14 7 (1.56%) BGP
14 7 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 46 (10.27%) Oracle Database
3 35 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (6.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 24 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 24 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (3.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (2.46%) Big Data
10 10 (2.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 7 (1.56%) Power BI
12 6 (1.34%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.34%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (1.34%) SAP HANA
13 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.12%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.89%) DB2
15 3 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 75 (16.74%) Selenium
2 60 (13.39%) HP UFT
3 42 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (9.15%) SoapUI
5 39 (8.71%) LoadRunner
6 36 (8.04%) Oracle APEX
7 35 (7.81%) SpecFlow
8 32 (7.14%) Eclipse
9 31 (6.92%) Ant
9 31 (6.92%) TestNG
10 28 (6.25%) Jenkins
11 20 (4.46%) Visual Studio
12 17 (3.79%) JIRA
13 14 (3.13%) WebDriver
14 11 (2.46%) JMeter
14 11 (2.46%) TeamCity
15 10 (2.23%) Protractor
16 9 (2.01%) Cucumber
17 7 (1.56%) JUnit
17 7 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 53 (11.83%) Finance
2 23 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.02%) Banking
3 18 (4.02%) Retail
4 12 (2.68%) Billing
5 8 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.12%) Legal
6 5 (1.12%) Marketing
7 4 (0.89%) Advertising
7 4 (0.89%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Electronics
7 4 (0.89%) Online Betting
7 4 (0.89%) Publishing
8 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (21.88%) Analyst
2 52 (11.61%) Test Analyst
3 45 (10.04%) Architect
4 43 (9.60%) Support Engineer
5 29 (6.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 27 (6.03%) Tester
7 22 (4.91%) Automation Test Analyst
7 22 (4.91%) Developer
8 20 (4.46%) Desktop Support
8 20 (4.46%) Test Engineer
9 19 (4.24%) Consultant
9 19 (4.24%) Network Engineer
10 17 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (3.79%) Administrator
11 16 (3.57%) Automation Tester
12 15 (3.35%) Java Developer
12 15 (3.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 14 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 14 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.17%) .NET
2 49 (10.94%) Web Services
3 17 (3.79%) ASP.NET
3 17 (3.79%) RESTful
4 15 (3.35%) EJB
4 15 (3.35%) EJB 3.0
4 15 (3.35%) JAXB
4 15 (3.35%) JAX-RS
4 15 (3.35%) JPA
4 15 (3.35%) JSP
4 15 (3.35%) Struts
5 14 (3.13%) Ehcache
6 13 (2.90%) Middleware
6 13 (2.90%) XML
7 12 (2.68%) HTML
8 9 (2.01%) EDI
8 9 (2.01%) SOAP
9 6 (1.34%) REST
10 5 (1.12%) LDAP
11 4 (0.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.58%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.68%) NHS
7 9 (2.01%) Smartphone
8 8 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.34%) HP Storage
10 6 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.89%) AS400
11 4 (0.89%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.67%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.67%) iPad
12 3 (0.67%) iPhone
12 3 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (31.47%) Windows
2 107 (23.88%) Linux
3 90 (20.09%) Windows Server
4 60 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (12.95%) Unix
6 45 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.13%) AIX
8 23 (5.13%) Windows 10
9 18 (4.02%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.13%) Windows XP
11 12 (2.68%) Solaris
12 8 (1.79%) CentOS
12 8 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.56%) HPUX
13 7 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.54%) Test Automation
2 79 (17.63%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (16.29%) ITIL
4 53 (11.83%) Test Scripting
5 51 (11.38%) Test Strategy
6 43 (9.60%) Scrum
7 42 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 38 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (7.59%) API Testing
9 34 (7.59%) DevOps
9 34 (7.59%) Service Management
10 33 (7.37%) ITSM
11 32 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
12 29 (6.47%) Migration
13 27 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 25 (5.58%) Change Management
15 22 (4.91%) Collaborative Working
15 22 (4.91%) Regression Testing
16 21 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (4.69%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 99 (22.10%) SQL
2 67 (14.96%) Java
3 35 (7.81%) C#
4 32 (7.14%) F#
5 27 (6.03%) JavaScript
6 21 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.02%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.57%) Python
9 10 (2.23%) VBScript
10 9 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.79%) VB
12 7 (1.56%) AWK
12 7 (1.56%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.56%) Bourne shell
12 7 (1.56%) Korn
12 7 (1.56%) Perl
13 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.12%) VBA
15 3 (0.67%) C
15 3 (0.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 115 (25.67%) Security Cleared
2 104 (23.21%) SC Cleared
3 66 (14.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 56 (12.50%) ISEB
5 40 (8.93%) ISTQB
6 28 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 26 (5.80%) Degree
8 23 (5.13%) DV Cleared
9 22 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.90%) CCNP
12 12 (2.68%) MCSE
13 10 (2.23%) CCNA
13 10 (2.23%) MOS
14 8 (1.79%) SAP Certification
15 7 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 5 (1.12%) OCP
16 5 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 5 (1.12%) RHCE
16 5 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.91%) SLA
2 9 (2.01%) QA
3 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 6 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.12%) GxP
6 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.67%) GDPR
7 3 (0.67%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 83 (18.53%) Active Directory
2 65 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (10.94%) vSphere
4 29 (6.47%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.24%) XenApp
6 13 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.56%) GlusterFS
9 7 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.12%) Docker
11 4 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.45%) Corosync
13 2 (0.45%) NFS
13 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 126 (28.13%) HP ALM
2 38 (8.48%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (7.81%) SCCM
4 18 (4.02%) SCOM
5 16 (3.57%) OVSD
6 13 (2.90%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.46%) Data Guard
8 7 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (1.34%) vRealize
10 5 (1.12%) Backup Exec
10 5 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (1.12%) OpenView
11 4 (0.89%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.89%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 164 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 123 (27.46%) Oracle
3 114 (25.45%) VMware
4 66 (14.73%) Cisco
5 55 (12.28%) Red Hat
6 51 (11.38%) IBM
7 50 (11.16%) Citrix
8 34 (7.59%) NetApp
9 30 (6.70%) Software AG
9 30 (6.70%) webMethods
10 24 (5.36%) SAP
11 23 (5.13%) EMC
12 17 (3.79%) Sun
13 16 (3.57%) 3PAR
13 16 (3.57%) Brocade
13 16 (3.57%) CheckPoint
14 13 (2.90%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.90%) Veeam
15 12 (2.68%) Dell
16 10 (2.23%) Juniper