Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 146 104
Rank change year-on-year -53 -42 -17
Contract jobs citing HP 1,436 1,873 2,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.83% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 3.26% 4.32% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1,149 1,456
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £156 £142 £204
90th Percentile £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +4.29% +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 134 207
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £16.72 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +15.29% -27.50%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.41 £28.55 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.69% +1.72% -23.80%

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 44,055 43,318 46,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.28% 42.22% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,399 27,134 28,422
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £233 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,621 1,399 1,692
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.70 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +1.52% -2.94%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -54 1,307 £375 +5.63% 292
UK excluding London -56 964 £365 +4.29% 221
London -55 450 £375 -6.25% 80
South East -19 397 £394 +10.14% 68
North of England -40 203 £363 +11.97% 52
South West -25 105 £358 -6.23% 30
Midlands -77 91 £350 +1.82% 46
North West -24 80 £350 +13.82% 29
North East -14 69 £400 +17.56% 8
Scotland -42 68 £310 -25.30% 5
West Midlands -54 58 £434 +15.67% 34
East of England -49 56 £400 +23.08% 16
Yorkshire -32 54 £333 +16.67% 15
East Midlands -26 33 £300 -6.25% 12
Wales -39 29 £300 -7.69% 2
Northern Ireland +24 14 £320 -0.08% 2

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 620 (43.18%) Windows
2 448 (31.20%) Active Directory
3 429 (29.87%) Microsoft
4 344 (23.96%) VMware
5 309 (21.52%) ITIL
6 281 (19.57%) Windows Server
7 264 (18.38%) HP ALM
8 255 (17.76%) Security Cleared
9 240 (16.71%) SQL
10 227 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 225 (15.67%) Cisco
12 213 (14.83%) Linux
13 210 (14.62%) SCCM
14 199 (13.86%) Finance
15 187 (13.02%) SC Cleared
16 183 (12.74%) Firewall
17 180 (12.53%) Microsoft Office
18 177 (12.33%) SAN
19 172 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
19 172 (11.98%) Windows 7
20 169 (11.77%) Windows Server 2012
21 165 (11.49%) Office 365
22 162 (11.28%) Test Automation
23 156 (10.86%) WAN
24 154 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
25 153 (10.65%) LAN
26 152 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
27 149 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
28 148 (10.31%) Data Centre
29 146 (10.17%) DNS

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
1 132 (9.19%) MS Exchange
2 60 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 27 (1.88%) Confluence
5 23 (1.60%) Apache
5 23 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.39%) IIS
7 15 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.77%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.70%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.63%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.56%) CMS
13 8 (0.56%) nginx
14 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 180 (12.53%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.070%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.35%) BASE24
3 5 (0.35%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.35%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.35%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.21%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.14%) Sonata
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.070%) Magento
7 1 (0.070%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 165 (11.49%) Office 365
2 152 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.65%) IaaS
5 26 (1.81%) PaaS
6 22 (1.53%) SaaS
7 16 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.42%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.28%) Tricentis Tosca
13 3 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.14%) BrowserStack
14 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.14%) Sauce Labs
15 1 (0.070%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.070%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.070%) G Suite
15 1 (0.070%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 183 (12.74%) Firewall
2 177 (12.33%) SAN
3 156 (10.86%) WAN
4 153 (10.65%) LAN
5 146 (10.17%) DNS
6 110 (7.66%) DHCP
7 101 (7.03%) VPN
8 71 (4.94%) Wireless
9 63 (4.39%) TCP/IP
10 59 (4.11%) Network Security
11 53 (3.69%) NAS
12 48 (3.34%) Internet
13 44 (3.06%) Wireshark
14 38 (2.65%) IPsec
15 37 (2.58%) iSCSI
16 33 (2.30%) SSL
17 32 (2.23%) OSPF
17 32 (2.23%) VLAN
18 29 (2.02%) VoIP
19 27 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 24 (1.67%) Big Data
3 24 (1.67%) MySQL
4 23 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.46%) MongoDB
5 21 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.04%) DB2
7 15 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
11 9 (0.63%) SAP BW
12 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 127 (8.84%) JIRA
2 62 (4.32%) HP UFT
2 62 (4.32%) Selenium
3 55 (3.83%) LoadRunner
4 47 (3.27%) SoapUI
5 37 (2.58%) Jenkins
6 33 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 24 (1.67%) JMeter
9 22 (1.53%) Git (software)
10 17 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 16 (1.11%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.04%) GitLab
12 15 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.91%) TestComplete
13 13 (0.91%) WinRunner
14 11 (0.77%) JUnit
15 10 (0.70%) TestRail
15 10 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 199 (13.86%) Finance
2 82 (5.71%) Banking
3 62 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.62%) Retail
5 22 (1.53%) Law
6 19 (1.32%) Billing
7 18 (1.25%) Back Office
8 17 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.84%) Publishing
11 11 (0.77%) Legal
12 8 (0.56%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.42%) Advertising
13 6 (0.42%) Front Office
14 5 (0.35%) Games
14 5 (0.35%) Marketing
14 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.21%) International Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (17.34%) Analyst
2 124 (8.64%) Support Engineer
3 100 (6.96%) Network Engineer
4 98 (6.82%) Test Analyst
5 89 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 87 (6.06%) Desktop Support
7 72 (5.01%) Consultant
8 67 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
9 66 (4.60%) Administrator
9 66 (4.60%) Test Manager
10 60 (4.18%) Architect
11 56 (3.90%) Tester
12 55 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 47 (3.27%) Support Analyst
14 44 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
14 44 (3.06%) Service Analyst
15 43 (2.99%) Test Engineer
16 41 (2.86%) Test Leader
17 40 (2.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 40 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (4.94%) Middleware
2 49 (3.41%) SOAP
3 35 (2.44%) Web Services
4 34 (2.37%) XML
5 33 (2.30%) LDAP
6 26 (1.81%) HTML
6 26 (1.81%) REST
7 25 (1.74%) .NET
8 10 (0.70%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.70%) WSDL
9 9 (0.63%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.63%) XML Schema
10 8 (0.56%) 802.1X
10 8 (0.56%) Spring
11 7 (0.49%) JSON
11 7 (0.49%) RESTful
12 6 (0.42%) CSS
12 6 (0.42%) Node.js
13 5 (0.35%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 142 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.50%) Clustering
4 69 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.30%) Smartphone
7 32 (2.23%) HP Storage
8 26 (1.81%) Replication
9 25 (1.74%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.46%) iPhone
10 21 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.46%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.32%) NHS
11 19 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 18 (1.25%) Fat Client
12 18 (1.25%) Thin Client
13 17 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
13 17 (1.18%) PKI
14 16 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 620 (43.18%) Windows
2 281 (19.57%) Windows Server
3 213 (14.83%) Linux
4 172 (11.98%) Windows 7
4 172 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 169 (11.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 145 (10.10%) Unix
7 134 (9.33%) Windows 10
8 85 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (3.20%) AIX
11 40 (2.79%) Windows XP
12 30 (2.09%) Solaris
13 28 (1.95%) Windows 8
14 24 (1.67%) Mac OS X
15 19 (1.32%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.18%) CentOS
16 17 (1.18%) HPUX
17 14 (0.97%) Android
18 11 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (21.52%) ITIL
2 162 (11.28%) Test Automation
3 154 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
4 149 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (8.91%) Service Management
6 125 (8.70%) Migration
7 118 (8.22%) ITSM
8 114 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 109 (7.59%) Test Scripting
10 96 (6.69%) Change Management
11 80 (5.57%) Defect Management
11 80 (5.57%) Test Management
12 70 (4.87%) Test Strategy
13 65 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 64 (4.46%) Project Management
15 59 (4.11%) Service Delivery
15 59 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 58 (4.04%) Waterfall
17 55 (3.83%) ITIL V3
18 53 (3.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 240 (16.71%) SQL
2 124 (8.64%) PowerShell
3 65 (4.53%) Java
4 60 (4.18%) JavaScript
5 49 (3.41%) Python
6 44 (3.06%) VBScript
7 41 (2.86%) VB
8 36 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 32 (2.23%) C
10 27 (1.88%) C#
11 15 (1.04%) Perl
11 15 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 14 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.91%) C++
14 10 (0.70%) COBOL
15 8 (0.56%) VBA
16 7 (0.49%) Korn
17 6 (0.42%) PHP
18 4 (0.28%) ABAP
18 4 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 255 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 187 (13.02%) SC Cleared
3 111 (7.73%) ISTQB
4 97 (6.75%) Degree
5 78 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (4.87%) DV Cleared
8 65 (4.53%) ISEB
9 51 (3.55%) CCNP
10 48 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 47 (3.27%) MCSE
12 42 (2.92%) CCNA
13 22 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
14 21 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 18 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (1.25%) MCSA
17 15 (1.04%) DBS Check
17 15 (1.04%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (7.52%) QA
2 72 (5.01%) SLA
3 19 (1.32%) PMO
4 14 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.91%) JSP 440
5 13 (0.91%) SEPA
6 8 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.28%) PSD2
8 4 (0.28%) TARGET2
9 3 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.070%) Basel III
11 1 (0.070%) COBIT
11 1 (0.070%) GDPR
11 1 (0.070%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.070%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.070%) TickIT
System Software
1 448 (31.20%) Active Directory
2 227 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
4 106 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 91 (6.34%) vSphere
6 82 (5.71%) XenApp
7 52 (3.62%) XenDesktop
8 40 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
9 34 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (2.23%) BitLocker
11 26 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 24 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (1.25%) Firmware
14 16 (1.11%) Docker
14 16 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (1.04%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.97%) XenServer
17 12 (0.84%) FreeRADIUS
18 11 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
19 10 (0.70%) IAG
Systems Management
1 264 (18.38%) HP ALM
2 210 (14.62%) SCCM
3 130 (9.05%) HP Quality Center
4 94 (6.55%) SCOM
5 52 (3.62%) NetBackup
6 41 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 39 (2.72%) OpenView
8 34 (2.37%) WSUS
9 30 (2.09%) OVSD
10 28 (1.95%) vCenter Server
11 24 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 24 (1.67%) vMotion
12 23 (1.60%) Puppet
13 20 (1.39%) Backup Exec
13 20 (1.39%) HP SIM
13 20 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
13 20 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 19 (1.32%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 18 (1.25%) Netcool
16 17 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 429 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 344 (23.96%) VMware
3 225 (15.67%) Cisco
4 144 (10.03%) Citrix
5 134 (9.33%) Oracle
6 129 (8.98%) Dell
7 105 (7.31%) IBM
8 85 (5.92%) EMC
9 82 (5.71%) Red Hat
10 77 (5.36%) McAfee
10 77 (5.36%) NetApp
11 73 (5.08%) CheckPoint
12 62 (4.32%) Veritas
13 56 (3.90%) 3PAR
14 55 (3.83%) Aruba
15 54 (3.76%) SAP
16 53 (3.69%) SolarWinds
17 51 (3.55%) F5
18 50 (3.48%) Juniper
19 46 (3.20%) Apple