Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 202 138
Rank change year-on-year -6 -64 -38
Contract jobs citing HP 1,076 1,445 1,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.39% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 3.01% 3.29% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 859 1,193
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.31% +0.26%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £150
90th Percentile £538 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 143 148
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.30 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% -8.96% +12.03%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.40 £10.19
90th Percentile £24.50 £26.87 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £15.86
% change year-on-year +2.19% -13.62% +5.73%

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 35,757 43,887 44,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 42.28% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,374 27,262 27,330
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +2.98%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £235
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,465 1,666 1,469
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +0.40% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.76 £10.65
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.09 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -

HP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP in the UK

HP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor 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 22 November 2019. 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 -3 970 £375 +0.54% 319
UK excluding London +11 792 £375 +3.45% 256
London -38 256 £400 +11.11% 82
South East -26 244 £400 +3.23% 68
North of England +20 172 £270 -25.52% 74
South West +38 122 £425 +49.78% 25
Midlands +39 87 £375 +7.14% 42
Yorkshire +68 84 £344 -0.36% 20
East of England +42 81 £390 +7.59% 28
North West +24 78 £160 -54.29% 42
West Midlands +45 59 £475 +18.75% 19
Scotland -7 46 £315 -1.56% 6
Wales +39 38 £400 +33.33% 10
East Midlands +14 28 £305 +1.67% 23
North East -34 11 £330 -22.35% 12
Northern Ireland -4 2 £213 -33.59% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 512 (47.58%) Windows
2 333 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 266 (24.72%) VMware
4 255 (23.70%) Active Directory
5 228 (21.19%) Cisco
6 216 (20.07%) ITIL
7 210 (19.52%) Dell
8 200 (18.59%) Security Cleared
8 200 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 192 (17.84%) Windows Server
10 169 (15.71%) Windows 10
10 169 (15.71%) SAN
11 167 (15.52%) Linux
12 151 (14.03%) Microsoft Office
13 141 (13.10%) Firewall
14 140 (13.01%) SC Cleared
15 137 (12.73%) Data Centre
16 133 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
17 130 (12.08%) PowerShell
18 128 (11.90%) Office 365
19 127 (11.80%) SQL
19 127 (11.80%) DNS
20 126 (11.71%) HP ALM
21 121 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
22 119 (11.06%) Migration
23 118 (10.97%) Hyper-V
24 117 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
24 117 (10.87%) Azure
25 116 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 115 (10.69%) SCCM

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 98 (9.11%) MS Exchange
2 49 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 43 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 33 (3.07%) Confluence
6 26 (2.42%) IIS
7 15 (1.39%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.46%) Apache
10 5 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.37%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.19%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.19%) Documentum
12 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 151 (14.03%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.093%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.093%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.093%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.65%) BASE24
3 7 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.093%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.093%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.093%) SAP GTM
6 1 (0.093%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 128 (11.90%) Office 365
2 117 (10.87%) Azure
3 67 (6.23%) AWS
4 16 (1.49%) PaaS
5 15 (1.39%) IaaS
6 13 (1.21%) OneDrive
7 9 (0.84%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.84%) SaaS
8 8 (0.74%) GitHub
9 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.56%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.46%) Azure Functions
11 5 (0.46%) GCP
11 5 (0.46%) Heroku
11 5 (0.46%) Serverless
12 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.37%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 169 (15.71%) SAN
2 141 (13.10%) Firewall
3 127 (11.80%) DNS
4 102 (9.48%) DHCP
5 92 (8.55%) WAN
6 86 (7.99%) LAN
7 70 (6.51%) VPN
8 62 (5.76%) Wireless
9 56 (5.20%) NAS
10 50 (4.65%) Internet
11 45 (4.18%) TCP/IP
12 39 (3.62%) BGP
12 39 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
13 38 (3.53%) Skype
14 32 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (2.60%) MPLS
16 23 (2.14%) NetScaler
17 21 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
18 18 (1.67%) VLAN
18 18 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.79%) Oracle Database
3 28 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (2.23%) MySQL
5 18 (1.67%) Big Data
6 17 (1.58%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.30%) DataStage
7 14 (1.30%) DB2
8 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.02%) Informix
9 11 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (1.02%) QualityStage
10 10 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
11 9 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
12 8 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.65%) NonStop SQL
13 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 87 (8.09%) JIRA
2 36 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (2.70%) LoadRunner
4 25 (2.32%) HP UFT
5 24 (2.23%) Selenium
6 17 (1.58%) JMeter
6 17 (1.58%) SoapUI
7 15 (1.39%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.30%) Bugzilla
9 11 (1.02%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.02%) MSI
9 11 (1.02%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.65%) Subversion
11 6 (0.56%) TestRail
11 6 (0.56%) WinDbg
12 5 (0.46%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.46%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 105 (9.76%) Finance
2 76 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 74 (6.88%) Banking
4 57 (5.30%) Retail
5 54 (5.02%) Public Sector
6 25 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.39%) Back Office
8 14 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.02%) Automotive
9 11 (1.02%) German Language
10 9 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.65%) Electronics
11 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.65%) Italian Language
11 7 (0.65%) Law
11 7 (0.65%) Publishing
12 5 (0.46%) Front Office
12 5 (0.46%) Marketing
13 4 (0.37%) Police
14 3 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 133 (12.36%) Analyst
2 96 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 85 (7.90%) Network Engineer
4 81 (7.53%) Support Engineer
5 54 (5.02%) Consultant
5 54 (5.02%) Tester
6 53 (4.93%) Service Analyst
7 47 (4.37%) Service Desk Analyst
8 44 (4.09%) Desktop Support
9 43 (4.00%) Field Engineer
9 43 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
10 42 (3.90%) Test Manager
11 38 (3.53%) Developer
12 37 (3.44%) Architect
13 34 (3.16%) IT Support
13 34 (3.16%) Test Analyst
14 33 (3.07%) Administrator
14 33 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
15 31 (2.88%) Build Engineer
15 31 (2.88%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.72%) XML
2 33 (3.07%) Web Services
3 30 (2.79%) .NET
4 18 (1.67%) Middleware
5 15 (1.39%) RESTful
6 13 (1.21%) JSON
6 13 (1.21%) SOAP
7 11 (1.02%) Django
7 11 (1.02%) XML Schema
8 10 (0.93%) HTML
9 7 (0.65%) LDAP
9 7 (0.65%) REST
9 7 (0.65%) YAML
10 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.56%) Gherkin
10 6 (0.56%) SAPUI5
11 5 (0.46%) SAP BSP
11 5 (0.46%) SAP Smart Forms
11 5 (0.46%) Spring
11 5 (0.46%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 137 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 109 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (8.83%) Driving Licence
4 69 (6.41%) Clustering
5 43 (4.00%) NHS
5 43 (4.00%) Replication
6 40 (3.72%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.70%) Blackberry
8 24 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (1.21%) User Experience
12 11 (1.02%) Wiki
13 10 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
13 10 (0.93%) EMC VNX
13 10 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 512 (47.58%) Windows
2 192 (17.84%) Windows Server
3 169 (15.71%) Windows 10
4 167 (15.52%) Linux
5 121 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (10.59%) Windows 7
8 80 (7.43%) Unix
9 65 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 36 (3.35%) Android
11 35 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (3.25%) Windows XP
12 31 (2.88%) Solaris
13 30 (2.79%) Apple iOS
14 23 (2.14%) HPUX
15 18 (1.67%) CentOS
15 18 (1.67%) Ubuntu
16 15 (1.39%) Mac OS
17 11 (1.02%) Mac OS X
17 11 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (20.07%) ITIL
2 133 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (11.06%) Migration
4 116 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 108 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (7.81%) Test Scripting
7 80 (7.43%) Test Management
8 72 (6.69%) Test Automation
9 68 (6.32%) ITSM
10 67 (6.23%) Service Management
11 64 (5.95%) Defect Management
12 62 (5.76%) Test Strategy
13 58 (5.39%) Incident Management
14 56 (5.20%) Break/Fix
15 46 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (3.90%) Service Delivery
18 40 (3.72%) SDLC
19 36 (3.35%) Regression Testing
19 36 (3.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 130 (12.08%) PowerShell
2 127 (11.80%) SQL
3 60 (5.58%) Python
4 57 (5.30%) Java
5 42 (3.90%) Perl
6 28 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 25 (2.32%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.95%) C#
9 17 (1.58%) C
10 16 (1.49%) VBScript
11 15 (1.39%) VB
12 12 (1.12%) Korn
13 11 (1.02%) C++
13 11 (1.02%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.74%) PHP
15 7 (0.65%) Prolog
15 7 (0.65%) Ruby
16 6 (0.56%) ABAP
16 6 (0.56%) Tcl
17 5 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 200 (18.59%) Security Cleared
2 140 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (5.20%) ISEB
6 51 (4.74%) ISTQB
7 50 (4.65%) DV Cleared
7 50 (4.65%) MCSE
8 42 (3.90%) Degree
9 39 (3.62%) CCNA
10 38 (3.53%) CCNP
11 35 (3.25%) MCP
12 32 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (1.95%) CCIE
14 19 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 18 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.49%) MCSA
17 14 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
18 12 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
19 9 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.76%) QA
2 56 (5.20%) SLA
3 17 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.12%) PMO
5 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.56%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.37%) NCSC
9 3 (0.28%) GDPR
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.19%) GAMP
10 2 (0.19%) GMP
10 2 (0.19%) GxP
10 2 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.19%) NIST
10 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.093%) BS7799
System Software
1 255 (23.70%) Active Directory
2 200 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 77 (7.16%) vSphere
5 75 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (3.62%) XenApp
7 30 (2.79%) XenDesktop
8 27 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 14 (1.30%) Firmware
12 12 (1.12%) Docker
12 12 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.12%) vCloud
13 11 (1.02%) NFS
14 9 (0.84%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.84%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.84%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.74%) Xen
16 7 (0.65%) Samba
Systems Management
1 126 (11.71%) HP ALM
2 115 (10.69%) SCCM
3 106 (9.85%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (4.09%) vCenter Server
5 43 (4.00%) SCOM
6 40 (3.72%) Ansible
7 39 (3.62%) OpenView
8 34 (3.16%) NetBackup
8 34 (3.16%) Puppet
9 31 (2.88%) WSUS
10 19 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.67%) Netcool
11 18 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (1.39%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 15 (1.39%) HP SIM
12 15 (1.39%) OVSD
13 14 (1.30%) Nagios
14 12 (1.12%) Backup Exec
14 12 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 333 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 266 (24.72%) VMware
3 228 (21.19%) Cisco
4 210 (19.52%) Dell
5 113 (10.50%) Citrix
6 104 (9.67%) Oracle
7 83 (7.71%) IBM
8 77 (7.16%) EMC
9 72 (6.69%) NetApp
10 61 (5.67%) SAP
11 56 (5.20%) Aruba
12 51 (4.74%) 3PAR
13 47 (4.37%) CheckPoint
14 44 (4.09%) F5
14 44 (4.09%) Palo Alto
15 43 (4.00%) Red Hat
16 39 (3.62%) Juniper
17 34 (3.16%) Apple
18 31 (2.88%) Symantec
19 29 (2.70%) BMC