Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 61 53
Rank change year-on-year -19 -8 -14
Contract jobs citing HP 426 484 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.62% 3.17% 3.34%
As % of the Vendors category 5.52% 6.50% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 261 373
South East median daily rate £350 £346 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% -7.87% +11.11%
10th Percentile £136 £213 £213
90th Percentile £502 £475 £523
England median daily rate £350 £356 £375
% change year-on-year -1.69% -5.07% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 63 56
South East median hourly rate £12.70 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.41% -32.71% +62.64%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £24.42 £48.39 £58.75
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +3.45% -32.71% +23.85%

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 7,715 7,444 8,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.52% 48.81% 47.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,505 4,295 4,868
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 376 444
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.43% -20.86% +22.32%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.33
90th Percentile £42.50 £44.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.75
% change year-on-year +0.72% -2.09% +7.55%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -12 168 £325 -6.47% 31
Hampshire -7 144 £400 +18.52% 15
Berkshire -24 86 £313 -10.71% 23
Buckinghamshire -6 67 £330 +1.54% 5
Surrey -32 62 £394 +5.00% 9
West Sussex +8 35 £275 -21.43% 5
Oxfordshire +2 16 £325 -23.53% 3
Kent -6 10 £138 -31.00% 13
East Sussex -1 4 £400 +3.23% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
HP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for HP.

1 175 (41.08%) Windows
2 121 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 119 (27.93%) Active Directory
4 116 (27.23%) VMware
5 100 (23.47%) SQL
6 97 (22.77%) Security Cleared
7 87 (20.42%) Oracle
8 86 (20.19%) Linux
9 84 (19.72%) ITIL
10 78 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 78 (18.31%) Test Automation
11 73 (17.14%) Cisco
12 67 (15.73%) Java
13 64 (15.02%) Windows Server
14 63 (14.79%) SC Cleared
15 62 (14.55%) Finance
16 61 (14.32%) Firewall
17 60 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
17 60 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 57 (13.38%) SQL Server
19 56 (13.15%) HP Quality Center
20 55 (12.91%) Web Services
21 53 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
22 52 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
23 51 (11.97%) SAN
24 49 (11.50%) Oracle Database
25 48 (11.27%) Selenium
26 47 (11.03%) HP UFT
27 42 (9.86%) Windows 7
28 41 (9.62%) vSphere

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 39 (9.15%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.81%) GlassFish
3 27 (6.34%) Liferay
4 26 (6.10%) SharePoint
5 22 (5.16%) IIS
6 15 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.82%) Confluence
8 12 (2.82%) Skype for Business
9 10 (2.35%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.11%) Apache
11 7 (1.64%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.41%) JBoss
12 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.94%) CMS
13 4 (0.94%) Documentum
13 4 (0.94%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 60 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Lawson
1 6 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.94%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (0.94%) Maximo
2 4 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.94%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.94%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.94%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.47%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.47%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.69%) Office 365
2 32 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.64%) Sauce Labs
4 6 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.70%) HP Helion
6 3 (0.70%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.47%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (14.32%) Firewall
2 51 (11.97%) SAN
3 33 (7.75%) LAN
4 30 (7.04%) WAN
5 25 (5.87%) DNS
6 20 (4.69%) VPN
7 17 (3.99%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.76%) DHCP
8 16 (3.76%) PuTTY
8 16 (3.76%) WinSCP
8 16 (3.76%) Wireless
9 12 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (2.58%) Internet
10 11 (2.58%) Network Security
10 11 (2.58%) VoIP
11 10 (2.35%) Skype
12 9 (2.11%) MVNO
12 9 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 49 (11.50%) Oracle Database
3 29 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (6.34%) Oracle Database 12c
5 19 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (3.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (3.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.41%) MySQL
11 5 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.94%) Big Data
12 4 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.70%) Redis
13 3 (0.70%) SAP HANA
14 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
15 1 (0.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 48 (11.27%) Selenium
2 47 (11.03%) HP UFT
3 34 (7.98%) JIRA
4 25 (5.87%) SoapUI
5 23 (5.40%) LoadRunner
6 22 (5.16%) Eclipse
7 19 (4.46%) SpecFlow
8 18 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (3.76%) Ant
9 16 (3.76%) MSI
9 16 (3.76%) Oracle APEX
9 16 (3.76%) TestNG
10 15 (3.52%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.35%) Appium
12 9 (2.11%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.88%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.88%) Subversion
14 7 (1.64%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.41%) Git (software)
16 5 (1.17%) Maven
General
1 62 (14.55%) Finance
2 38 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.58%) Billing
3 11 (2.58%) Retail
4 8 (1.88%) Banking
5 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.70%) Automotive
6 3 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (0.70%) Electronics
6 3 (0.70%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.70%) Marketing
6 3 (0.70%) Military
6 3 (0.70%) Publishing
6 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (19.25%) Analyst
2 47 (11.03%) Test Analyst
3 41 (9.62%) Architect
4 39 (9.15%) Developer
5 27 (6.34%) Java Developer
6 25 (5.87%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.16%) Tester
8 18 (4.23%) Technical Architect
9 17 (3.99%) Test Engineer
10 16 (3.76%) Desktop Support
11 15 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (2.82%) Service Analyst
12 12 (2.82%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.82%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (2.58%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (12.91%) Web Services
2 32 (7.51%) RESTful
3 29 (6.81%) EJB
3 29 (6.81%) JPA
4 28 (6.57%) .NET
5 27 (6.34%) EJB 3.0
5 27 (6.34%) JAXB
5 27 (6.34%) JAX-RS
6 25 (5.87%) Ehcache
7 14 (3.29%) SOAP
8 12 (2.82%) REST
9 10 (2.35%) JSP
9 10 (2.35%) Middleware
10 9 (2.11%) XML
11 8 (1.88%) Struts
12 7 (1.64%) JSON
12 7 (1.64%) React Native
13 6 (1.41%) CSS
13 6 (1.41%) HTML
13 6 (1.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.45%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.34%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.46%) Clustering
5 17 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.88%) iPad
7 8 (1.88%) Replication
7 8 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.64%) CMDB
8 7 (1.64%) iPhone
8 7 (1.64%) User Experience
9 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.17%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 4 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 175 (41.08%) Windows
2 86 (20.19%) Linux
3 64 (15.02%) Windows Server
4 60 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (9.86%) Windows 7
7 26 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (4.69%) Unix
10 19 (4.46%) Windows Vista
11 18 (4.23%) Windows 10
12 14 (3.29%) Solaris
13 9 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.88%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.64%) AIX
15 7 (1.64%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.41%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.17%) Android
18 4 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.72%) ITIL
2 78 (18.31%) Test Automation
3 52 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (9.62%) Test Scripting
5 40 (9.39%) Service Management
6 36 (8.45%) System Integration Testing
7 34 (7.98%) Defect Management
8 33 (7.75%) Test Management
9 31 (7.28%) ITIL V3
9 31 (7.28%) ITSM
10 28 (6.57%) Test Strategy
11 27 (6.34%) Unit Testing
12 26 (6.10%) Migration
13 24 (5.63%) Scenario Testing
13 24 (5.63%) SDLC
13 24 (5.63%) Waterfall
14 22 (5.16%) Change Management
14 22 (5.16%) Functional Testing
14 22 (5.16%) Mentoring
14 22 (5.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 100 (23.47%) SQL
2 67 (15.73%) Java
3 37 (8.69%) PowerShell
4 31 (7.28%) PL/SQL
5 16 (3.76%) VBScript
6 15 (3.52%) F#
7 14 (3.29%) Python
8 11 (2.58%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.41%) C#
10 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.70%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.70%) C
12 3 (0.70%) Groovy
12 3 (0.70%) Ruby
12 3 (0.70%) XPath
13 2 (0.47%) Korn
13 2 (0.47%) Perl
13 2 (0.47%) PHP
13 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 63 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (8.22%) DV Cleared
5 34 (7.98%) ISTQB
6 33 (7.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (7.51%) ISEB
8 28 (6.57%) CCNA
8 28 (6.57%) MCSE
9 22 (5.16%) Degree
10 13 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (2.11%) MCSA
11 9 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (1.64%) CCNP
14 4 (0.94%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.94%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.69%) QA
2 27 (6.34%) SLA
3 16 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.70%) PMO
5 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 78 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.62%) vSphere
4 40 (9.39%) Hyper-V
5 23 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.05%) XenApp
8 11 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
9 10 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.88%) XenServer
11 6 (1.41%) Docker
12 5 (1.17%) NFS
12 5 (1.17%) UAG
13 3 (0.70%) Firmware
13 3 (0.70%) vCloud
14 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (13.15%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (7.75%) SCCM
3 16 (3.76%) OVSD
4 14 (3.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (3.05%) SCOM
6 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.88%) vRealize
8 7 (1.64%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.41%) ArcSight ESM
9 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.41%) WSUS
10 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.94%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.94%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.94%) SCSM
Vendors
1 121 (28.40%) Microsoft
2 116 (27.23%) VMware
3 87 (20.42%) Oracle
4 73 (17.14%) Cisco
5 41 (9.62%) Citrix
6 37 (8.69%) IBM
7 35 (8.22%) NetApp
8 30 (7.04%) Red Hat
9 26 (6.10%) Dell
10 25 (5.87%) McAfee
11 24 (5.63%) SAP
12 18 (4.23%) 3PAR
13 17 (3.99%) EMC
13 17 (3.99%) Symantec
14 16 (3.76%) Lumension
15 15 (3.52%) CheckPoint
16 13 (3.05%) ServiceNow
16 13 (3.05%) Software AG
16 13 (3.05%) webMethods
17 11 (2.58%) SolarWinds