Period
to 22 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 228 192
Rank change year-on-year -26 -36 -51
Contract jobs citing HP 273 1,063 1,503
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.22% 1.47%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 2.84% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 647 923
Median daily rate £383 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +11.43% -5.41%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £158
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 87 155
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.23% -7.77%
10th Percentile £12.76 £10.02 £10.16
90th Percentile £48.88 £35.30 £27.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £14.14 £15.30
% change year-on-year +30.88% -7.61% -6.72%

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 13,296 37,495 42,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.73% 42.92% 42.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,037 23,467 26,561
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 1,419 1,667
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.27 £52.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate £23.20 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +24.06% +13.33% -1.81%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 -40 223 £391 -2.19% 84
UK excluding London -27 156 £350 -6.67% 73
London +62 102 £425 - 15
South East +28 41 £288 -27.99% 16
Scotland +75 34 £430 +32.31% 3
Work from Home -64 33 £346 -1.07% 7
South West -1 23 £375 -16.67% 5
East of England +49 22 £351 -17.35% 6
North of England +13 22 £350 +16.67% 29
North West +28 13 £350 +94.44% 21
Midlands +26 10 £450 +20.00% 13
West Midlands +18 7 £488 +8.33% 7
North East +32 6 £325 - 2
East Midlands +47 3 £350 +25.00% 6
Yorkshire +23 3 - - 6
Wales +9 3 £525 +40.00%
Northern Ireland +15 1 £140 -30.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 124 (45.42%) Windows
2 90 (32.97%) Microsoft
3 89 (32.60%) Active Directory
4 86 (31.50%) VMware
5 71 (26.01%) Dell
6 62 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (22.34%) Security Cleared
8 55 (20.15%) Windows Server
9 54 (19.78%) ITIL
10 53 (19.41%) Cisco
11 50 (18.32%) Linux
12 46 (16.85%) SQL
12 46 (16.85%) Oracle
12 46 (16.85%) SC Cleared
13 44 (16.12%) DNS
14 42 (15.38%) Firewall
14 42 (15.38%) PowerShell
15 41 (15.02%) Migration
16 40 (14.65%) Azure
16 40 (14.65%) Office 365
17 37 (13.55%) VMware ESXi
17 37 (13.55%) JIRA
18 36 (13.19%) HP ALM
18 36 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
20 34 (12.45%) Citrix
20 34 (12.45%) SAN
20 34 (12.45%) Unix
21 33 (12.09%) Data Centre

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 31 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.62%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.76%) IIS
4 13 (4.76%) OpenStack
5 10 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.56%) Confluence
8 6 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.20%) CMS
8 6 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.83%) GeoServer
10 4 (1.47%) Apache
10 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.47%) SAS
10 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.10%) Documentum
11 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.73%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) assyst
2 3 (1.10%) BASE24
3 2 (0.73%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.65%) Azure
1 40 (14.65%) Office 365
2 14 (5.13%) AWS
3 12 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.20%) PaaS
5 5 (1.83%) GCP
5 5 (1.83%) SaaS
6 4 (1.47%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.10%) GitHub
7 3 (1.10%) IaaS
7 3 (1.10%) Serverless
8 2 (0.73%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.73%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.12%) DNS
2 42 (15.38%) Firewall
3 34 (12.45%) SAN
4 25 (9.16%) VPN
5 24 (8.79%) DHCP
6 16 (5.86%) LAN
6 16 (5.86%) WAN
7 15 (5.49%) SNMP
8 14 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (4.40%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.03%) iSCSI
11 10 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (3.66%) MPLS
11 10 (3.66%) VoIP
12 9 (3.30%) NetScaler
13 8 (2.93%) VLAN
13 8 (2.93%) VSAN
14 7 (2.56%) BGP
14 7 (2.56%) Kerberos
14 7 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.20%) MySQL
3 6 (2.20%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.83%) GIS
4 5 (1.83%) QGIS
5 4 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.47%) Power BI
5 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.10%) DB2
6 3 (1.10%) PowerCenter
6 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.73%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (13.55%) JIRA
2 21 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.23%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.23%) Selenium
4 12 (4.40%) LoadRunner
5 11 (4.03%) JMeter
6 9 (3.30%) Bitbucket
6 9 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.30%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.93%) Postman
8 7 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.83%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.47%) REST Assured
10 4 (1.47%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.10%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.10%) Mocha
11 3 (1.10%) Subversion
11 3 (1.10%) TestLink
General
1 28 (10.26%) Finance
2 12 (4.40%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.56%) Banking
4 5 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.47%) Retail
5 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.10%) Front Office
6 3 (1.10%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Automotive
7 2 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (13.55%) Analyst
2 24 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (7.69%) Consultant
4 19 (6.96%) Network Engineer
5 14 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 11 (4.03%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (3.66%) Administrator
7 10 (3.66%) Architect
7 10 (3.66%) Data Centre Engineer
7 10 (3.66%) Test Engineer
8 9 (3.30%) Tester
9 8 (2.93%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.93%) Desktop Support
9 8 (2.93%) Security Engineer
9 8 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (2.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 7 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (2.56%) IT Engineer
10 7 (2.56%) Server Engineer
10 7 (2.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.86%) Web Services
2 15 (5.49%) XML
3 14 (5.13%) LDAP
4 13 (4.76%) SOAP
5 11 (4.03%) REST
6 9 (3.30%) JSON
7 7 (2.56%) .NET
8 5 (1.83%) HTML
8 5 (1.83%) JSP
8 5 (1.83%) PostGIS
8 5 (1.83%) SailPoint
8 5 (1.83%) Servlets
9 4 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.10%) Jest
10 3 (1.10%) Kafka
10 3 (1.10%) Middleware
10 3 (1.10%) SPML
10 3 (1.10%) Spring
10 3 (1.10%) WireMock
11 2 (0.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.16%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (5.49%) Replication
6 11 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (3.66%) NHS
8 9 (3.30%) Clustering
9 8 (2.93%) Blackberry
10 7 (2.56%) Driving Licence
11 6 (2.20%) Mainframe
11 6 (2.20%) PKI
12 5 (1.83%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (1.83%) Tandem
13 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.10%) EMC VNX
14 3 (1.10%) Smartphone
14 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
15 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 124 (45.42%) Windows
2 55 (20.15%) Windows Server
3 50 (18.32%) Linux
4 35 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (12.45%) Unix
6 29 (10.62%) Windows 10
7 27 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (7.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (6.23%) Windows 7
10 14 (5.13%) CentOS
11 13 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (4.03%) Ubuntu
13 9 (3.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (2.93%) AIX
15 7 (2.56%) Apple iOS
15 7 (2.56%) OpenVMS
15 7 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (2.20%) HPUX
16 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2019
17 5 (1.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.78%) ITIL
2 41 (15.02%) Migration
3 36 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (9.16%) DevOps
7 23 (8.42%) Test Automation
8 22 (8.06%) Change Management
9 21 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 19 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.59%) Scrum
12 17 (6.23%) SDLC
13 15 (5.49%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.49%) Service Management
13 15 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (5.13%) High Availability
14 14 (5.13%) Test Strategy
15 13 (4.76%) Integration Testing
15 13 (4.76%) Test Scripting
16 12 (4.40%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.85%) SQL
2 42 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 27 (9.89%) Python
4 26 (9.52%) Java
5 14 (5.13%) C
5 14 (5.13%) Perl
6 13 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.66%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.93%) C#
9 7 (2.56%) PHP
10 6 (2.20%) C++
10 6 (2.20%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.20%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.83%) VB
12 4 (1.47%) VBA
13 3 (1.10%) BeanShell
14 2 (0.73%) Fortran
14 2 (0.73%) Scala
15 1 (0.37%) Groovy
15 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 46 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.86%) MCSE
5 15 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.40%) Degree
6 12 (4.40%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.30%) CCNP
8 9 (3.30%) ISEB
9 6 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.83%) CCIE
10 5 (1.83%) MCP
10 5 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.47%) CCNA
11 4 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.47%) HND
11 4 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.10%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.42%) QA
2 12 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.40%) SLA
3 9 (3.30%) NIST
4 5 (1.83%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (1.83%) NCSC
5 4 (1.47%) GDPR
6 3 (1.10%) GxP
6 3 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.73%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.37%) COSO
8 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 89 (32.60%) Active Directory
2 62 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (13.55%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (8.42%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.40%) Docker
5 12 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (3.66%) XenApp
7 9 (3.30%) vSphere
8 6 (2.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 5 (1.83%) GeoWebCache
9 5 (1.83%) NFS
9 5 (1.83%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.73%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.73%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.73%) GFS2
11 2 (0.73%) Samba
11 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (13.19%) HP ALM
2 23 (8.42%) Ansible
3 19 (6.96%) SCCM
4 17 (6.23%) SCOM
5 15 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (5.13%) Puppet
7 13 (4.76%) Kubernetes
8 12 (4.40%) Terraform
8 12 (4.40%) Tivoli
8 12 (4.40%) vCenter Server
9 9 (3.30%) Netcool
9 9 (3.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 9 (3.30%) Netcool/Webtop
10 8 (2.93%) Nagios
10 8 (2.93%) vRealize
11 7 (2.56%) HP Fortify
12 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (2.20%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 90 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 86 (31.50%) VMware
3 71 (26.01%) Dell
4 53 (19.41%) Cisco
5 46 (16.85%) Oracle
6 34 (12.45%) Citrix
7 29 (10.62%) NetApp
8 21 (7.69%) IBM
8 21 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 18 (6.59%) Splunk
10 16 (5.86%) 3PAR
11 15 (5.49%) CheckPoint
11 15 (5.49%) EMC
12 14 (5.13%) Palo Alto
12 14 (5.13%) Veeam
13 12 (4.40%) F5
14 10 (3.66%) SAP
14 10 (3.66%) SolarWinds
15 9 (3.30%) Micro Focus
16 8 (2.93%) Meraki