Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 364 309 245
Rank change year-on-year -55 -64 -12
Contract jobs citing HP 616 560 435
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.84% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 2.03% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 374 264
10th Percentile £181 £213 £144
25th Percentile £304 £350 £212
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £375
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £485
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £363
% change year-on-year +3.03% +13.79% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 38 56
10th Percentile £12.96 £10.66 £11.20
25th Percentile £18.13 £11.79 £12.98
Median hourly rate £23.91 £14.66 £15.48
Median % change year-on-year +63.07% -5.28% +12.99%
75th Percentile - £27.88 £20.00
90th Percentile £56.00 £49.30 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £14.00 £15.48
% change year-on-year +33.93% -9.56% +12.99%

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 36,503 27,550 17,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.76% 41.52% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,464 17,701 11,146
10th Percentile £300 £295 £250
25th Percentile £421 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £497 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% +7.46% +1.87%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £679 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £445
% change year-on-year +6.74% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 852 786 636
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year +8.20% +1.91% +6.44%
75th Percentile £48.12 £42.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £52.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% +5.71%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Top 17 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -55 527 £450 +5.88% 131
UK excluding London -43 314 £425 +3.03% 109
London -42 223 £450 - 28
Work from Home -72 204 £488 +18.18% 39
South East -54 81 £488 +12.59% 25
South West +25 61 £400 +18.52% 14
North of England -65 53 £400 - 30
East of England +3 42 £338 -15.63% 11
Yorkshire -11 37 £400 +29.03% 11
Midlands -42 37 £400 +37.93% 22
East Midlands -9 27 £465 +60.34% 10
Scotland -35 23 £425 -3.41% 4
Wales -4 17 £450 -2.70% 1
North West -45 10 £525 +37.08% 17
West Midlands -49 9 £345 +43.75% 11
North East -25 6 £223 -44.38% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 298 (48.38%) Windows
2 202 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 196 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 196 (31.82%) VMware
4 190 (30.84%) Cisco
5 159 (25.81%) Firewall
6 141 (22.89%) Dell
7 124 (20.13%) Azure
8 122 (19.81%) Social Skills
9 120 (19.48%) Windows Server
10 118 (19.16%) Security Cleared
11 115 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 107 (17.37%) DNS
13 103 (16.72%) Citrix
13 103 (16.72%) Microsoft 365
14 100 (16.23%) SAN
15 99 (16.07%) Finance
15 99 (16.07%) SCCM
16 97 (15.75%) SC Cleared
17 96 (15.58%) Linux
18 93 (15.10%) Windows 10
19 81 (13.15%) LAN
20 78 (12.66%) DHCP
21 76 (12.34%) Aruba
22 75 (12.18%) HP ALM
23 71 (11.53%) VPN
24 70 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 67 (10.88%) Agile
26 66 (10.71%) ITIL
27 62 (10.06%) PowerShell

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 42 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (3.41%) Confluence
4 15 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.62%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.30%) IIS
9 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.49%) CMS
10 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) JBoss
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Snagit
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.30%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.49%) Fidessa
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.32%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.16%) BASE24
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Primavera
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 124 (20.13%) Azure
2 103 (16.72%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (6.33%) AWS
4 36 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (4.55%) GCP
6 15 (2.44%) IaaS
7 11 (1.79%) SaaS
8 10 (1.62%) Azure DevOps
9 9 (1.46%) PaaS
10 8 (1.30%) Google Workspace
11 7 (1.14%) Nutanix
11 7 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.49%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 159 (25.81%) Firewall
2 107 (17.37%) DNS
3 100 (16.23%) SAN
4 81 (13.15%) LAN
5 78 (12.66%) DHCP
6 71 (11.53%) VPN
7 50 (8.12%) WAN
8 43 (6.98%) Network Security
9 38 (6.17%) Wireless
10 35 (5.68%) TCP/IP
11 32 (5.19%) WLAN
12 29 (4.71%) VLAN
13 21 (3.41%) IPsec
13 21 (3.41%) MPLS
13 21 (3.41%) NAS
14 20 (3.25%) BGP
15 19 (3.08%) OSPF
16 18 (2.92%) NGFW
17 17 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (2.60%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.79%) MySQL
3 9 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.14%) Redis
5 3 (0.49%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.32%) Big Data
6 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.32%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Impala
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.16%) Power BI
7 1 (0.16%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 57 (9.25%) JIRA
2 20 (3.25%) Selenium
3 13 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.95%) Cucumber
4 12 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.46%) Zephyr
6 6 (0.97%) REST Assured
7 5 (0.81%) AppScan
7 5 (0.81%) Bugzilla
7 5 (0.81%) Burp Suite
7 5 (0.81%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.81%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.81%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.65%) Postman
8 4 (0.65%) Tricentis qTest
8 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.32%) JMeter
10 2 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 122 (19.81%) Social Skills
2 99 (16.07%) Finance
3 50 (8.12%) Public Sector
4 44 (7.14%) Banking
5 41 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (1.62%) Law
8 10 (1.62%) Local Government
8 10 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (1.46%) Retail
10 7 (1.14%) Electronics
10 7 (1.14%) Marketing
11 6 (0.97%) Back Office
11 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.97%) Front Office
12 5 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (15.42%) Analyst
2 81 (13.15%) Network Engineer
3 75 (12.18%) Support Engineer
4 65 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (7.79%) Architect
6 33 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (5.36%) Desktop Support
7 29 (4.71%) Server Engineer
7 29 (4.71%) Test Analyst
8 28 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 28 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 26 (4.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 24 (3.90%) Support Analyst
10 24 (3.90%) Wintel Engineer
11 23 (3.73%) Consultant
12 22 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 21 (3.41%) IT Support
14 19 (3.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 19 (3.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (2.92%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.08%) LDAP
2 16 (2.60%) Middleware
3 15 (2.44%) SOAP
4 12 (1.95%) REST
5 10 (1.62%) Web Services
5 10 (1.62%) XML
6 9 (1.46%) .NET
6 9 (1.46%) JSON
7 8 (1.30%) 802.1X
8 7 (1.14%) CSS
8 7 (1.14%) HTML
9 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.81%) WireMock
10 4 (0.65%) Express
11 3 (0.49%) HTML5
11 3 (0.49%) SAP BSP
11 3 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
11 3 (0.49%) SAP Smart Forms
11 3 (0.49%) SAPUI5
11 3 (0.49%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.06%) Data Centre
2 40 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 36 (5.84%) PKI
4 33 (5.36%) Clustering
5 31 (5.03%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (2.76%) NHS
7 13 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.79%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.62%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.62%) iPhone
10 10 (1.62%) Legacy Applications
10 10 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.62%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.46%) BYOD
11 9 (1.46%) iPad
12 8 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.14%) User Experience
14 6 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.97%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 298 (48.38%) Windows
2 120 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 96 (15.58%) Linux
4 93 (15.10%) Windows 10
5 45 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (7.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 42 (6.82%) Unix
7 36 (5.84%) Windows 7
8 33 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (4.22%) HPUX
10 25 (4.06%) Apple iOS
11 22 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (3.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 19 (3.08%) Android
14 18 (2.92%) Mac OS
15 16 (2.60%) Solaris
16 11 (1.79%) AIX
17 10 (1.62%) Mac OS X
18 8 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 67 (10.88%) Agile
3 66 (10.71%) ITIL
4 57 (9.25%) Test Automation
5 54 (8.77%) Migration
6 43 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (6.66%) Business Continuity
8 39 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 35 (5.68%) High Availability
9 35 (5.68%) Scrum
10 34 (5.52%) Patch Management
10 34 (5.52%) Test Scripting
11 33 (5.36%) Validation
12 31 (5.03%) Test Management
13 30 (4.87%) Service Management
13 30 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (4.71%) Knowledge Transfer
14 29 (4.71%) Network Management
14 29 (4.71%) Project Management
15 27 (4.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.06%) PowerShell
2 58 (9.42%) SQL
3 36 (5.84%) Python
4 27 (4.38%) Java
5 12 (1.95%) Bash
6 10 (1.62%) C
7 9 (1.46%) C#
7 9 (1.46%) VBScript
8 8 (1.30%) VB
9 7 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.97%) PHP
11 5 (0.81%) ABAP
11 5 (0.81%) C++
11 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.65%) C-shell
12 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.49%) Ruby
13 3 (0.49%) SAPscript
14 2 (0.32%) Perl
14 2 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 118 (19.16%) Security Cleared
2 97 (15.75%) SC Cleared
3 56 (9.09%) Degree
4 49 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (7.31%) CCNP
6 29 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (4.22%) ISTQB
8 23 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (3.41%) DV Cleared
10 19 (3.08%) MCSA
10 19 (3.08%) MCSE
11 16 (2.60%) CCNA
11 16 (2.60%) MCP
12 14 (2.27%) CCIE
13 12 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (1.95%) ISEB
14 11 (1.79%) CCA
14 11 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (1.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.79%) QA
2 37 (6.01%) SLA
3 12 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
4 4 (0.65%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.49%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 196 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 115 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (9.58%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (6.49%) Hyper-V
5 38 (6.17%) vSphere
5 38 (6.17%) XenApp
6 26 (4.22%) XenDesktop
7 22 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (2.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 15 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.62%) Docker
11 10 (1.62%) Firmware
12 8 (1.30%) NFS
13 7 (1.14%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.81%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.49%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.49%) pfSense
16 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 99 (16.07%) SCCM
2 75 (12.18%) HP ALM
3 33 (5.36%) WSUS
4 30 (4.87%) NetBackup
5 25 (4.06%) Ansible
6 24 (3.90%) FortiGate
6 24 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 22 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (2.76%) vCenter Server
9 14 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 14 (2.27%) Kubernetes
10 13 (2.11%) AirWatch
10 13 (2.11%) SCOM
11 12 (1.95%) Control-M
11 12 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (1.95%) Terraform
12 11 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (1.46%) Dell DRAC
Vendors
1 202 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 196 (31.82%) VMware
3 190 (30.84%) Cisco
4 141 (22.89%) Dell
5 103 (16.72%) Citrix
6 76 (12.34%) Aruba
7 61 (9.90%) Juniper
8 59 (9.58%) IBM
9 55 (8.93%) Oracle
10 52 (8.44%) EMC
11 41 (6.66%) Apple
12 40 (6.49%) CheckPoint
13 36 (5.84%) Avaya
13 36 (5.84%) McAfee
13 36 (5.84%) Red Hat
14 33 (5.36%) NetApp
15 31 (5.03%) F5
15 31 (5.03%) Fortinet
16 29 (4.71%) ServiceNow
17 24 (3.90%) Palo Alto