Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 300 243 233
Rank change year-on-year -57 -10 -48
Contract jobs citing HP 623 390 1,137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.07% 1.24%
As % of the Vendors category 2.08% 2.46% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 246 686
10th Percentile £208 £180 £161
25th Percentile £325 £230 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £500 £484 £500
90th Percentile £588 £550 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 97
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.55 £9.41
25th Percentile £13.00 £12.92 £10.17
Median hourly rate £16.18 £17.50 £13.70
Median % change year-on-year -7.54% +27.74% -8.67%
75th Percentile £20.69 £20.25 £20.75
90th Percentile £43.23 £48.51 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -17.14% +27.74% -8.67%

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 29,933 15,883 38,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.41% 43.47% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,246 10,121 24,282
10th Percentile £300 £256 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £454
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.63% +0.89%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £562
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 560 1,366
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.43 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £42.00 £37.95 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.28 £52.12 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.93 £19.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.07% +9.04% +6.06%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -47 513 £425 +13.33% 203
UK excluding London -8 330 £406 +12.07% 148
London -82 191 £463 +15.63% 64
Work from Home -173 121 £400 +45.45% 27
South East -8 116 £425 +46.55% 34
North of England -9 67 £366 +3.83% 48
Midlands -33 54 £290 -33.71% 24
Scotland -45 39 £440 +2.33% 7
South West -6 36 £331 -33.75% 22
North West -32 32 £363 +3.71% 31
East Midlands -10 28 £290 -35.56% 7
West Midlands -25 25 £233 -44.48% 17
Yorkshire -12 22 £373 +5.39% 8
East of England -24 20 £425 +28.79% 11
North East -1 13 £400 +12.68% 9
Wales -2 12 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 244 (39.17%) Windows
2 215 (34.51%) VMware
3 176 (28.25%) Social Skills
4 142 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 140 (22.47%) Microsoft
6 128 (20.55%) Security Cleared
7 127 (20.39%) Dell
8 118 (18.94%) Active Directory
9 117 (18.78%) Azure
10 116 (18.62%) Cisco
11 112 (17.98%) SAN
12 107 (17.17%) ITIL
13 96 (15.41%) Linux
14 95 (15.25%) Windows Server
15 88 (14.13%) Firewall
16 87 (13.96%) JIRA
17 85 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
17 85 (13.64%) HP ALM
18 81 (13.00%) Finance
19 79 (12.68%) SC Cleared
20 78 (12.52%) AWS
21 74 (11.88%) Data Centre
22 73 (11.72%) PowerShell
23 70 (11.24%) DNS
24 69 (11.08%) Microsoft 365
25 66 (10.59%) DevOps
26 61 (9.79%) SCCM
26 61 (9.79%) Oracle
26 61 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
27 60 (9.63%) Test Automation

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 48 (7.70%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.62%) Confluence
3 17 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.64%) Apache
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.48%) CMS
8 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.48%) SAS
9 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 36 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Tesseract
2 5 (0.80%) SAP MDG
2 5 (0.80%) SAP MDG-F
3 4 (0.64%) BASE24
3 4 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.48%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.48%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.32%) Exstream
5 2 (0.32%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 117 (18.78%) Azure
2 78 (12.52%) AWS
3 69 (11.08%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (3.21%) IaaS
5 19 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (2.73%) GCP
7 11 (1.77%) PaaS
8 10 (1.61%) Mimecast
8 10 (1.61%) SaaS
9 9 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.64%) Serverless
11 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.48%) GitHub
11 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.32%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.32%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (17.98%) SAN
2 88 (14.13%) Firewall
3 70 (11.24%) DNS
4 49 (7.87%) DHCP
5 43 (6.90%) VPN
6 42 (6.74%) WAN
7 35 (5.62%) TCP/IP
8 33 (5.30%) LAN
9 32 (5.14%) Wireless
10 27 (4.33%) VSAN
11 21 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (3.21%) 4G
12 20 (3.21%) Internet
13 19 (3.05%) Fibre Channel
14 18 (2.89%) 3G
14 18 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (2.73%) 5G
15 17 (2.73%) VoIP
15 17 (2.73%) Wireshark
16 16 (2.57%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.73%) MySQL
2 17 (2.73%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.44%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.80%) Big Data
4 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.64%) NonStop SQL
6 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.48%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.32%) DB2
7 2 (0.32%) MS Access
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 87 (13.96%) JIRA
2 35 (5.62%) Selenium
3 21 (3.37%) Cucumber
4 17 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.73%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.25%) LoadRunner
6 13 (2.09%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.77%) JMeter
8 9 (1.44%) Appium
8 9 (1.44%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.28%) Postman
9 8 (1.28%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.12%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.80%) eggPlant
11 5 (0.80%) Rational Performance Tester
11 5 (0.80%) REST Assured
11 5 (0.80%) TestRail
12 4 (0.64%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.64%) NeoLoad
12 4 (0.64%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 176 (28.25%) Social Skills
2 81 (13.00%) Finance
3 46 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (7.22%) Public Sector
5 41 (6.58%) Banking
6 34 (5.46%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.12%) Law
11 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.80%) Back Office
12 5 (0.80%) Retail
13 4 (0.64%) Advertising
13 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.48%) Marketing
15 2 (0.32%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 83 (13.32%) Analyst
2 52 (8.35%) Network Engineer
3 51 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (7.22%) Consultant
5 44 (7.06%) Support Engineer
6 39 (6.26%) Test Analyst
7 32 (5.14%) Desktop Support
8 30 (4.82%) Administrator
9 27 (4.33%) Architect
9 27 (4.33%) Desktop Engineer
10 26 (4.17%) IT Engineer
11 23 (3.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 23 (3.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 22 (3.53%) VMware Engineer
13 20 (3.21%) Tester
14 19 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
15 18 (2.89%) Developer
16 17 (2.73%) Storage Engineer
17 16 (2.57%) Windows Engineer
18 14 (2.25%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.82%) XML
2 27 (4.33%) JSON
3 20 (3.21%) .NET
4 19 (3.05%) Gherkin
4 19 (3.05%) Middleware
5 18 (2.89%) Web Services
6 16 (2.57%) SOAP
7 13 (2.09%) HTML
7 13 (2.09%) SAML
8 11 (1.77%) LDAP
9 9 (1.44%) 802.1X
10 7 (1.12%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.12%) CSS
10 7 (1.12%) Express
11 6 (0.96%) Kafka
11 6 (0.96%) RESTful
12 5 (0.80%) WireMock
13 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.64%) REST
13 4 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.17%) Clustering
2 26 (4.17%) Replication
3 22 (3.53%) NHS
4 21 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.41%) iPhone
6 14 (2.25%) PKI
7 13 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 11 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.61%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.12%) HP Storage
12 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.80%) CMDB
14 5 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.80%) IBM Storwize
14 5 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 244 (39.17%) Windows
2 96 (15.41%) Linux
3 95 (15.25%) Windows Server
4 59 (9.47%) Windows 10
5 48 (7.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (6.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (4.65%) Unix
10 28 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
11 26 (4.17%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.89%) Solaris
13 14 (2.25%) HPUX
13 14 (2.25%) Windows 7
14 13 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (1.93%) AIX
16 11 (1.77%) CentOS
17 9 (1.44%) Android
18 5 (0.80%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.17%) ITIL
2 85 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (10.59%) DevOps
4 61 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (9.63%) Test Automation
6 58 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 58 (9.31%) Migration
7 49 (7.87%) Storage Management
8 43 (6.90%) Test Management
9 38 (6.10%) Defect Management
9 38 (6.10%) Scrum
10 36 (5.78%) Software Testing
11 35 (5.62%) Configuration Management
11 35 (5.62%) Data Protection
12 34 (5.46%) ITSM
12 34 (5.46%) Test Scripting
13 28 (4.49%) Change Management
13 28 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (4.01%) SDLC
14 25 (4.01%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.72%) PowerShell
2 59 (9.47%) SQL
3 58 (9.31%) Java
4 53 (8.51%) Python
5 39 (6.26%) C#
6 34 (5.46%) Perl
7 30 (4.82%) C
8 29 (4.65%) PHP
9 24 (3.85%) JavaScript
10 21 (3.37%) Bash Shell
11 16 (2.57%) Ruby
11 16 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.44%) VB
12 9 (1.44%) VBScript
13 8 (1.28%) C++
14 4 (0.64%) Groovy
15 3 (0.48%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.48%) Go
15 3 (0.48%) Korn
15 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 79 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.42%) Degree
4 35 (5.62%) DV Cleared
5 34 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (3.69%) ISEB
7 23 (3.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (3.53%) ISTQB
9 20 (3.21%) MCSE
10 17 (2.73%) CCNA
11 16 (2.57%) CCNP
12 11 (1.77%) DBS Check
12 11 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.61%) MCSA
14 8 (1.28%) MCITP
15 7 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.10%) SLA
2 22 (3.53%) QA
3 11 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.96%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.96%) GxP
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.48%) NIST
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) FISMA
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) GPG13
7 1 (0.16%) GRC
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 142 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (18.94%) Active Directory
3 54 (8.67%) vSphere
4 46 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (4.98%) Hyper-V
6 27 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (3.85%) VMware NSX
8 18 (2.89%) XenApp
9 14 (2.25%) Firmware
10 9 (1.44%) Docker
11 7 (1.12%) NFS
11 7 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.96%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.96%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.64%) vCloud
14 4 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.48%) GlusterFS
15 3 (0.48%) KVM
15 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 85 (13.64%) HP ALM
2 61 (9.79%) SCCM
3 58 (9.31%) HP Quality Center
4 44 (7.06%) Ansible
5 37 (5.94%) vRealize
6 34 (5.46%) vCenter Server
7 23 (3.69%) Terraform
8 22 (3.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 20 (3.21%) NetBackup
9 20 (3.21%) Tivoli
10 18 (2.89%) PowerCLI
11 17 (2.73%) HP Data Protector
11 17 (2.73%) SCOM
12 16 (2.57%) HP NNM
13 15 (2.41%) WSUS
14 14 (2.25%) HP Fortify
15 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (1.61%) Puppet
16 10 (1.61%) SCVMM
17 9 (1.44%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 215 (34.51%) VMware
2 140 (22.47%) Microsoft
3 127 (20.39%) Dell
4 116 (18.62%) Cisco
5 61 (9.79%) Oracle
6 55 (8.83%) 3PAR
7 54 (8.67%) Citrix
8 51 (8.19%) IBM
9 43 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 40 (6.42%) NetApp
11 31 (4.98%) Aruba
11 31 (4.98%) CheckPoint
12 28 (4.49%) F5
13 27 (4.33%) EMC
14 25 (4.01%) Juniper
14 25 (4.01%) Veeam
15 24 (3.85%) BMC
15 24 (3.85%) SAP
16 20 (3.21%) CA
16 20 (3.21%) Veritas