The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 95 113
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18  
Contract jobs citing HP 35 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.31% 1.54% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 3.14% 3.52% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 21
Median daily rate £361 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £400 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +11.53% -5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £13.23 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -35.36% +48.59%  

HP is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1113 1307 1156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.58% 43.86% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 808 695
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.18% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.00 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £41.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing HP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for HP in the South West

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the South West

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the South West

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the South West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 19 £370 +3.49% 5
Wiltshire +4 8 £363 +57.60% 1
Dorset +3 2 - - 2
Somerset -6 2 £195 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £350 - 1
HP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for HP.

1 31 (34.44%) Windows
2 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.22%) Oracle
4 25 (27.78%) Cisco
5 24 (26.67%) Firewall
5 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 23 (25.56%) VMware
6 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
8 19 (21.11%) VPN
8 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
8 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
8 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
8 19 (21.11%) Windows Server
9 18 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 18 (20.00%) Linux
10 17 (18.89%) Red Hat
11 15 (16.67%) WAN
11 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 14 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (15.56%) F#
12 14 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (15.56%) SpecFlow
12 14 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (15.56%) HP UFT
12 14 (15.56%) Dell
12 14 (15.56%) Regression Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Wireless
13 13 (14.44%) IBM
13 13 (14.44%) ITIL

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.89%) Apache
3 6 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.44%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.33%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.33%) iPlanet
5 3 (3.33%) JBoss
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.33%) SAS
5 3 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 2 (2.22%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.11%) CMS
7 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (4.44%) Maximo
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (2.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.67%) Firewall
2 19 (21.11%) VPN
3 15 (16.67%) WAN
4 14 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (14.44%) Wireless
6 12 (13.33%) DNS
6 12 (13.33%) LAN
7 11 (12.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (11.11%) PuTTY
8 10 (11.11%) WinSCP
9 8 (8.89%) IP Telephony
9 8 (8.89%) MPLS
9 8 (8.89%) SAN
10 7 (7.78%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (7.78%) DHCP
10 7 (7.78%) Unified Communications
11 6 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (5.56%) FWSM
12 5 (5.56%) Network Security
12 5 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 10 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) MS Access
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) HP UFT
1 14 (15.56%) SpecFlow
1 14 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (11.11%) Selenium
2 10 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 8 (8.89%) Ant
3 8 (8.89%) Eclipse
3 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
3 8 (8.89%) SoapUI
3 8 (8.89%) TestNG
3 8 (8.89%) Toad
4 2 (2.22%) AppScan
4 2 (2.22%) JIRA
4 2 (2.22%) Pylint
5 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) German Language
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Analyst
2 18 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.22%) Tester
4 8 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 6 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Break Fix Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Field Hardware Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) HP Printer Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (3.33%) J2EE
4 2 (2.22%) LAMP
4 2 (2.22%) SAML
5 1 (1.11%) Express
5 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Clustering
3 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.33%) FlexPod
4 3 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.11%) CESG
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.11%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) Windows
2 19 (21.11%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.00%) Linux
4 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.89%) Unix
7 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.56%) Solaris
8 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.33%) AIX
9 3 (3.33%) Android
9 3 (3.33%) HPUX
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.22%) CentOS
10 2 (2.22%) SUSE
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
2 19 (21.11%) Test Scripting
3 14 (15.56%) Regression Testing
3 14 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
4 13 (14.44%) Break/Fix
4 13 (14.44%) DevOps
4 13 (14.44%) Integration Testing
4 13 (14.44%) ITIL
4 13 (14.44%) Test Strategy
5 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 10 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (11.11%) Scrum
6 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.00%) Test Management
7 8 (8.89%) API Testing
7 8 (8.89%) BDD
7 8 (8.89%) ITIL V3
7 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) F#
2 11 (12.22%) Java
2 11 (12.22%) SQL
3 7 (7.78%) VBScript
4 4 (4.44%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) Perl
5 3 (3.33%) PHP
5 3 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) C-shell
6 1 (1.11%) Korn
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) ISEB
4 6 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.56%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.33%) MCSE
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.22%) CCNA
7 2 (2.22%) CCNP
7 2 (2.22%) CEH
7 2 (2.22%) CISA
7 2 (2.22%) CISM
7 2 (2.22%) CISSP
8 1 (1.11%) CCDP
8 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (2.22%) GPG13
4 1 (1.11%) IFRS
System Software
1 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (11.11%) vSphere
4 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.44%) ISA Server
5 4 (4.44%) vCloud
6 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.33%) KVM
6 3 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Shibboleth
7 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.11%) Firmware
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) vRealize
2 11 (12.22%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (7.78%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (5.56%) SCOM
5 4 (4.44%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.44%) Netcool
5 4 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.44%) SCCM
5 4 (4.44%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.22%) OpenView
7 2 (2.22%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (1.11%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (1.11%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.11%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.22%) Oracle
3 25 (27.78%) Cisco
4 23 (25.56%) VMware
5 17 (18.89%) Red Hat
6 14 (15.56%) Dell
7 13 (14.44%) IBM
8 9 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 8 (8.89%) F5
10 7 (7.78%) CA
10 7 (7.78%) IronPort
11 6 (6.67%) Juniper
11 6 (6.67%) Nokia
12 5 (5.56%) ArcSight
12 5 (5.56%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.56%) Veritas
13 4 (4.44%) 3PAR
13 4 (4.44%) Apple
13 4 (4.44%) ESRI