Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 127 74
Rank change year-on-year -52 -53 0
Contract jobs citing HP 1,604 1,911 3,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 2.00% 2.88%
As % of the Vendors category 3.73% 4.56% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1,117 2,019
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £158 £178 £216
90th Percentile £513 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -5.66% +7.41% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 167 195
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.78 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -26.04% +21.92%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £11.63
90th Percentile £31.23 £32.60 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.89 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.71% -30.92% +39.39%

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 43,004 41,911 49,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 43.84% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,753 25,640 30,139
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,381 1,633
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.55 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% -5.71% +1.63%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -58 1,421 £363 -3.33% 240
UK excluding London -32 1,131 £342 -5.66% 178
London -57 451 £375 -7.69% 73
South East -21 444 £383 +2.00% 42
North of England -46 246 £340 -2.86% 55
Scotland -20 132 £285 -25.25% 5
Midlands -38 109 £350 -7.28% 43
East of England +18 98 £363 +4.92% 16
North West -40 89 £338 -8.16% 19
Yorkshire -26 79 £363 +5.45% 32
North East -19 78 £339 -3.21% 4
West Midlands -17 74 £400 +6.67% 24
South West -17 68 £275 -23.88% 11
East Midlands -35 35 £325 -18.75% 19
Wales -24 33 £355 +97.22% 5
Northern Ireland +15 1 £250 -22.84% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 680 (42.39%) Windows
2 505 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 452 (28.18%) VMware
4 438 (27.31%) Active Directory
5 369 (23.00%) Security Cleared
6 348 (21.70%) Windows Server
7 311 (19.39%) SC Cleared
7 311 (19.39%) ITIL
8 308 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 307 (19.14%) HP ALM
10 301 (18.77%) Linux
11 296 (18.45%) Cisco
12 290 (18.08%) SQL
13 232 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 227 (14.15%) Citrix
15 226 (14.09%) SAN
16 220 (13.72%) DNS
17 209 (13.03%) Oracle
18 204 (12.72%) Firewall
19 200 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 195 (12.16%) Test Automation
21 194 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
22 188 (11.72%) Finance
23 187 (11.66%) Windows 7
24 184 (11.47%) Office 365
24 184 (11.47%) Microsoft Office
25 177 (11.03%) DHCP
26 176 (10.97%) Hyper-V
27 172 (10.72%) SCCM
28 169 (10.54%) SQL Server

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
1 160 (9.98%) MS Exchange
2 80 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 74 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (2.99%) IIS
5 45 (2.81%) Skype for Business
6 24 (1.50%) Confluence
7 20 (1.25%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.87%) Apache
10 13 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.69%) GlassFish
12 11 (0.69%) Liferay
12 11 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.62%) JBoss
13 10 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (0.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 184 (11.47%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.44%) SAP APO
3 7 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.44%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.37%) SAP MDM
4 6 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.31%) Exstream
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 184 (11.47%) Office 365
2 146 (9.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.75%) IaaS
5 23 (1.43%) PaaS
6 18 (1.12%) SaaS
7 12 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.69%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.56%) Tricentis Tosca
10 8 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.25%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.19%) G Suite
13 3 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
14 2 (0.12%) GitHub
15 1 (0.062%) BlazeMeter
15 1 (0.062%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.062%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 226 (14.09%) SAN
2 220 (13.72%) DNS
3 204 (12.72%) Firewall
4 177 (11.03%) DHCP
5 168 (10.47%) WAN
6 166 (10.35%) LAN
7 103 (6.42%) VPN
8 89 (5.55%) TCP/IP
9 82 (5.11%) Wireless
10 68 (4.24%) Network Security
11 56 (3.49%) Internet
12 50 (3.12%) NAS
13 41 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (2.43%) iSCSI
15 38 (2.37%) Fibre Channel
16 37 (2.31%) SSL
17 36 (2.24%) IPsec
18 33 (2.06%) VoIP
19 31 (1.93%) SMS
20 30 (1.87%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.74%) Oracle Database
3 58 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 27 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 26 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.43%) Big Data
9 21 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (1.25%) DB2
11 19 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (1.00%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.94%) Hadoop
15 14 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (0.81%) NoSQL
17 12 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
18 11 (0.69%) MySQL
18 11 (0.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 127 (7.92%) HP UFT
2 118 (7.36%) Selenium
3 95 (5.92%) JIRA
4 68 (4.24%) LoadRunner
5 67 (4.18%) SoapUI
6 60 (3.74%) Jenkins
7 45 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (2.49%) SpecFlow
9 39 (2.43%) WinRunner
10 37 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
11 36 (2.24%) Eclipse
12 34 (2.12%) Ant
13 33 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 33 (2.06%) TestNG
14 27 (1.68%) JMeter
15 20 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (1.25%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.25%) Visual Studio
16 19 (1.18%) WebDriver
17 18 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 188 (11.72%) Finance
2 63 (3.93%) Retail
3 61 (3.80%) Banking
3 61 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.37%) Back Office
6 18 (1.12%) Billing
7 15 (0.94%) Legal
8 13 (0.81%) Publishing
9 12 (0.75%) Marketing
10 10 (0.62%) Law
10 10 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.56%) Advertising
11 9 (0.56%) Games
12 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.37%) Automotive
13 6 (0.37%) Front Office
13 6 (0.37%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.31%) Electronics
15 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (17.64%) Analyst
2 165 (10.29%) Support Engineer
3 129 (8.04%) Test Analyst
4 103 (6.42%) Network Engineer
5 91 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 86 (5.36%) Desktop Support
7 79 (4.93%) Consultant
8 76 (4.74%) Architect
9 73 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 61 (3.80%) Support Analyst
10 61 (3.80%) Test Leader
10 61 (3.80%) Tester
11 51 (3.18%) Server Engineer
12 49 (3.05%) Administrator
13 48 (2.99%) IT Support
14 46 (2.87%) Desktop Engineer
15 45 (2.81%) IT Engineer
15 45 (2.81%) Test Manager
16 44 (2.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 40 (2.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.11%) .NET
1 66 (4.11%) XML
2 62 (3.87%) Web Services
3 39 (2.43%) SOAP
4 37 (2.31%) LDAP
5 36 (2.24%) Middleware
6 33 (2.06%) HTML
7 18 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 17 (1.06%) REST
9 14 (0.87%) JSP
10 13 (0.81%) RESTful
11 12 (0.75%) Regular Expression
11 12 (0.75%) Struts
12 11 (0.69%) Ehcache
12 11 (0.69%) EJB
12 11 (0.69%) EJB 3.0
12 11 (0.69%) JAXB
12 11 (0.69%) JAX-RS
12 11 (0.69%) JPA
12 11 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (9.41%) Data Centre
3 104 (6.48%) Clustering
4 94 (5.86%) Management Information System
5 57 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (2.68%) PDA
6 43 (2.68%) Replication
7 42 (2.62%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.43%) Smartphone
9 32 (2.00%) NHS
10 30 (1.87%) EMC VMAX
11 29 (1.81%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.62%) Blackberry
13 25 (1.56%) EMC VNX
13 25 (1.56%) HP Storage
14 23 (1.43%) PKI
15 21 (1.31%) Fat Client
15 21 (1.31%) Thin Client
16 20 (1.25%) iPhone
17 18 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 680 (42.39%) Windows
2 348 (21.70%) Windows Server
3 301 (18.77%) Linux
4 232 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 200 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (11.66%) Windows 7
7 166 (10.35%) Unix
8 116 (7.23%) Windows 10
9 95 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 94 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 84 (5.24%) AIX
12 54 (3.37%) Windows XP
13 43 (2.68%) Windows 8
14 36 (2.24%) Solaris
15 26 (1.62%) HPUX
16 22 (1.37%) Android
16 22 (1.37%) CentOS
17 18 (1.12%) Apple iOS
18 16 (1.00%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (19.39%) ITIL
2 195 (12.16%) Test Automation
3 194 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
4 154 (9.60%) Test Scripting
5 139 (8.67%) Change Management
6 128 (7.98%) Service Management
7 118 (7.36%) Migration
8 117 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 94 (5.86%) Test Strategy
10 93 (5.80%) Software Testing
11 92 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 89 (5.55%) DevOps
13 82 (5.11%) ITSM
14 72 (4.49%) Performance Testing
15 68 (4.24%) Project Management
16 63 (3.93%) Scrum
17 62 (3.87%) System Integration Testing
18 61 (3.80%) SDLC
18 61 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 290 (18.08%) SQL
2 125 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 121 (7.54%) Java
4 65 (4.05%) Python
5 56 (3.49%) JavaScript
6 51 (3.18%) C#
7 35 (2.18%) VB
7 35 (2.18%) VBScript
8 34 (2.12%) F#
9 27 (1.68%) Perl
10 26 (1.62%) C
11 24 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.75%) AWK
14 12 (0.75%) C++
15 9 (0.56%) Bourne shell
16 8 (0.50%) Korn
16 8 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 369 (23.00%) Security Cleared
2 311 (19.39%) SC Cleared
3 126 (7.86%) ISTQB
4 95 (5.92%) Degree
5 92 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (5.61%) ISEB
7 86 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 53 (3.30%) DV Cleared
10 51 (3.18%) CCNP
11 50 (3.12%) MCSE
12 44 (2.74%) CCNA
13 36 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
14 22 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 18 (1.12%) MCSA
16 18 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (1.06%) DBS Check
18 16 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.18%) SLA
2 66 (4.11%) QA
3 19 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.12%) JSP 440
5 17 (1.06%) PMO
6 13 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.37%) GDPR
10 5 (0.31%) GxP
11 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.19%) HL7
13 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.062%) Basel III
14 1 (0.062%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.062%) RMADS
System Software
1 438 (27.31%) Active Directory
2 308 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 160 (9.98%) VMware ESXi
5 152 (9.48%) vSphere
6 83 (5.17%) XenApp
7 54 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 39 (2.43%) XenDesktop
9 35 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
11 29 (1.81%) Docker
12 27 (1.68%) NFS
13 18 (1.12%) Firmware
13 18 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.00%) BitLocker
15 15 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.81%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.75%) IAG
17 12 (0.75%) VMware NSX
18 10 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 307 (19.14%) HP ALM
2 172 (10.72%) SCCM
3 137 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
4 80 (4.99%) SCOM
5 48 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 47 (2.93%) McAfee ePO
7 43 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 41 (2.56%) OpenView
9 32 (2.00%) Puppet
9 32 (2.00%) vCenter Server
10 29 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (1.75%) Backup Exec
12 24 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 24 (1.50%) WSUS
13 23 (1.43%) OVSD
14 22 (1.37%) Ansible
15 21 (1.31%) BladeLogic
15 21 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
16 18 (1.12%) HP SIM
17 17 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 505 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 452 (28.18%) VMware
3 296 (18.45%) Cisco
4 227 (14.15%) Citrix
5 209 (13.03%) Oracle
6 123 (7.67%) Dell
7 113 (7.04%) Red Hat
8 112 (6.98%) IBM
9 105 (6.55%) EMC
10 103 (6.42%) McAfee
11 81 (5.05%) NetApp
12 77 (4.80%) CheckPoint
13 76 (4.74%) Veritas
14 75 (4.68%) 3PAR
15 64 (3.99%) SAP
16 60 (3.74%) Ivanti
17 54 (3.37%) Aruba
18 52 (3.24%) Juniper
18 52 (3.24%) SolarWinds
19 47 (2.93%) Apple