Period
to 25 February 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 February 2021 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
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 258 218 216
Rank change year-on-year -40 -2 -62
Contract jobs citing HP 475 845 1,314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.24% 1.34%
As % of the Vendors category 2.40% 2.92% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 485 801
Median daily rate £438 £364 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.19% -6.06% +10.71%
10th Percentile £203 £145 £138
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £358 £378
% change year-on-year +17.17% -5.04% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 155 133
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.16 £10.13
90th Percentile £50.70 £25.08 £27.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.10 £13.70
% change year-on-year -3.97% +10.22% +9.60%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19,820 28,930 41,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.80% 42.36% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,526 18,289 25,853
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £214 £256
90th Percentile £649 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 1,149 1,466
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +6.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +4.04%

HP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP.

Daily rate trend for HP in the UK

HP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP.

Hourly rate trend for HP in the UK

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HP over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
England -38 369 £425 +16.44% 139
UK excluding London -9 276 £420 +17.17% 123
London 0 133 £450 +20.00% 29
South East +40 101 £416 +4.06% 24
Work from Home -137 92 £450 - 15
Scotland +40 55 £462 +46.66% 7
North of England -16 48 £400 +25.49% 49
South West +48 27 £400 +19.40% 11
Midlands +15 26 £320 -5.19% 20
North East +45 23 £474 +37.87% 8
East of England -9 17 £450 +18.03% 6
Yorkshire -10 14 £210 -35.38% 15
West Midlands +18 13 £275 -29.03% 15
East Midlands +6 11 £425 +33.33% 5
North West -6 11 £464 +61.39% 26
Wales +2 5 £335 -25.56% 6

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 with a requirement for HP.

1 163 (34.32%) Windows
2 134 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 124 (26.11%) VMware
4 122 (25.68%) Microsoft
5 109 (22.95%) SC Cleared
6 100 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 92 (19.37%) Cisco
8 89 (18.74%) ITIL
9 87 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 78 (16.42%) SAN
11 77 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (16.00%) Dell
12 76 (16.00%) HP ALM
13 75 (15.79%) JIRA
14 72 (15.16%) SQL
14 72 (15.16%) Windows Server
15 69 (14.53%) Linux
16 63 (13.26%) Java
17 62 (13.05%) PowerShell
18 61 (12.84%) DNS
18 61 (12.84%) Firewall
19 60 (12.63%) Data Centre
20 57 (12.00%) Azure
21 53 (11.16%) Microsoft 365
22 52 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 50 (10.53%) Oracle
24 48 (10.11%) Finance
24 48 (10.11%) Migration
25 46 (9.68%) 3PAR
26 45 (9.47%) Windows 10

HP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 37 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 32 (6.74%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.00%) Confluence
4 18 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.89%) IIS
8 8 (1.68%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.68%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.84%) Documentum
11 3 (0.63%) CMS
11 3 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.42%) Apache
12 2 (0.42%) SAS
13 1 (0.21%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.42%) SAP SCM
2 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.42%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.21%) BASE24
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) HealthRoster
3 1 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.00%) Azure
2 53 (11.16%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (6.74%) AWS
4 12 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (2.53%) GCP
5 10 (2.11%) IaaS
6 5 (1.05%) Power Automate
6 5 (1.05%) SaaS
7 4 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (0.84%) Power Platform
7 4 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.63%) GitHub
8 3 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.63%) PaaS
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 78 (16.42%) SAN
2 61 (12.84%) DNS
2 61 (12.84%) Firewall
3 41 (8.63%) DHCP
3 41 (8.63%) VPN
4 28 (5.89%) VSAN
5 27 (5.68%) WAN
6 25 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (5.05%) LAN
8 22 (4.63%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.79%) Wireless
10 16 (3.37%) OSPF
11 15 (3.16%) EIGRP
12 14 (2.95%) BGP
12 14 (2.95%) Fibre Channel
12 14 (2.95%) SSL
13 13 (2.74%) HTTP
13 13 (2.74%) MPLS
13 13 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (2.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.32%) MySQL
3 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.89%) NonStop SQL
5 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.84%) Power BI
8 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.63%) Tableau
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.42%) MS Access
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.42%) UniData
10 1 (0.21%) Ingres
10 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.21%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 75 (15.79%) JIRA
2 38 (8.00%) Selenium
3 28 (5.89%) LoadRunner
4 27 (5.68%) JMeter
5 25 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 23 (4.84%) Jenkins
7 17 (3.58%) Git (software)
8 14 (2.95%) Bugzilla
8 14 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.74%) REST Assured
10 12 (2.53%) NeoLoad
10 12 (2.53%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (1.68%) SilkPerformer
12 8 (1.68%) WebLOAD
13 7 (1.47%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.47%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.26%) Maven
15 5 (1.05%) HP UFT
15 5 (1.05%) JUnit
General
1 48 (10.11%) Finance
2 28 (5.89%) Banking
3 20 (4.21%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.84%) Retail
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (10.74%) Analyst
2 39 (8.21%) Network Engineer
3 33 (6.95%) Consultant
4 32 (6.74%) Support Engineer
5 31 (6.53%) Tester
6 29 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (5.89%) Administrator
8 25 (5.26%) Architect
9 19 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
10 18 (3.79%) Developer
10 18 (3.79%) Test Engineer
11 15 (3.16%) IT Engineer
11 15 (3.16%) Performance Tester
12 14 (2.95%) IT Support
12 14 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (2.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 12 (2.53%) Service Analyst
15 11 (2.32%) Automation Tester
15 11 (2.32%) IT Support Engineer
15 11 (2.32%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.58%) XML
2 16 (3.37%) LDAP
3 15 (3.16%) .NET
3 15 (3.16%) 802.1X
4 13 (2.74%) JSON
5 12 (2.53%) SOAP
5 12 (2.53%) WireMock
6 10 (2.11%) Web Services
7 9 (1.89%) Spring
7 9 (1.89%) Swing
8 7 (1.47%) HTML
9 6 (1.26%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.26%) REST
10 5 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.84%) Express
11 4 (0.84%) JDBC
11 4 (0.84%) Middleware
11 4 (0.84%) RESTful
12 3 (0.63%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.16%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.84%) NHS
5 22 (4.63%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.37%) Replication
7 15 (3.16%) PKI
8 14 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.32%) Clustering
9 11 (2.32%) HP StoreVirtual
10 10 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.89%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.68%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.47%) EMC VNX
13 7 (1.47%) HP Storage
13 7 (1.47%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
15 5 (1.05%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 163 (34.32%) Windows
2 72 (15.16%) Windows Server
3 69 (14.53%) Linux
4 45 (9.47%) Windows 10
5 34 (7.16%) Unix
5 34 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (5.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (5.47%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (4.63%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.16%) Mac OS
10 12 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.53%) Solaris
10 12 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (2.32%) AIX
11 11 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.68%) HPUX
13 7 (1.47%) CentOS
14 6 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.74%) ITIL
2 77 (16.21%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (10.11%) Migration
4 45 (9.47%) Storage Management
5 40 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (7.37%) Test Automation
7 34 (7.16%) DevOps
8 33 (6.95%) Change Management
9 32 (6.74%) Data Protection
9 32 (6.74%) Scrum
10 31 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 29 (6.11%) Service Management
12 26 (5.47%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.47%) Open Source
12 26 (5.47%) Test Management
13 25 (5.26%) Defect Management
14 24 (5.05%) Scenario Testing
15 22 (4.63%) Data Management
15 22 (4.63%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (15.16%) SQL
2 63 (13.26%) Java
3 62 (13.05%) PowerShell
4 27 (5.68%) Python
5 24 (5.05%) C#
6 22 (4.63%) C
7 20 (4.21%) Perl
8 19 (4.00%) PHP
9 16 (3.37%) VB
10 14 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.95%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.53%) C++
11 12 (2.53%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.89%) COBOL
12 9 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.47%) Go
14 5 (1.05%) AWK
15 3 (0.63%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.63%) Korn
15 3 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 134 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 109 (22.95%) SC Cleared
3 52 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (7.58%) MCSE
5 31 (6.53%) DV Cleared
6 28 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (4.42%) Degree
8 17 (3.58%) CCNA
9 16 (3.37%) MCSA
10 15 (3.16%) ISEB
11 13 (2.74%) ISTQB
11 13 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (2.53%) CCNP
12 12 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.89%) MCITP
14 7 (1.47%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.47%) MCP
15 6 (1.26%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.21%) SLA
2 36 (7.58%) QA
3 16 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.74%) NIST
5 5 (1.05%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.84%) NCSC
7 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.63%) GDPR
7 3 (0.63%) GxP
8 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.21%) BS25999
9 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 100 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 87 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (8.21%) vSphere
4 37 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (4.63%) Hyper-V
6 19 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.95%) VMware NSX
8 13 (2.74%) Docker
9 9 (1.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 9 (1.89%) Firmware
9 9 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (1.68%) NFS
11 7 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (1.26%) XenApp
13 5 (1.05%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.05%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.84%) KVM
14 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.63%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 76 (16.00%) HP ALM
2 43 (9.05%) SCCM
3 28 (5.89%) vCenter Server
4 25 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
5 24 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (4.63%) vRealize
7 20 (4.21%) SCOM
8 18 (3.79%) NetBackup
9 16 (3.37%) Kubernetes
10 15 (3.16%) AirWatch
10 15 (3.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 15 (3.16%) Tivoli
11 14 (2.95%) HP Fortify
11 14 (2.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 14 (2.95%) PowerCLI
12 13 (2.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 13 (2.74%) WSUS
13 12 (2.53%) Ansible
13 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (2.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 124 (26.11%) VMware
2 122 (25.68%) Microsoft
3 92 (19.37%) Cisco
4 76 (16.00%) Dell
5 50 (10.53%) Oracle
6 46 (9.68%) 3PAR
7 38 (8.00%) IBM
8 37 (7.79%) Citrix
9 29 (6.11%) EMC
10 25 (5.26%) NetApp
11 22 (4.63%) F5
12 21 (4.42%) Brocade
12 21 (4.42%) Juniper
13 19 (4.00%) Aruba
13 19 (4.00%) Micro Focus
13 19 (4.00%) Splunk
14 18 (3.79%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.79%) Veeam
15 17 (3.58%) Apple
15 17 (3.58%) Veritas