Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 156 118
Rank change year-on-year -62 -38 -36
Contract jobs citing HP 1,239 1,782 1,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.76% 2.11%
As % of the Vendors category 3.06% 4.25% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1,094 1,137
UK median daily rate £380 £361 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +0.35% -4.32%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £150
90th Percentile £538 £524 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 172 207
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
10th Percentile £9.41 £10.16 £10.14
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.23 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.38% -10.34% -36.26%

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 40,536 41,945 41,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.39% 41.48% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,237 26,181 25,371
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,406 1,451 1,490
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.19% -3.88% -8.33%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 -60 1,122 £388 +3.33% 76
UK excluding London -67 818 £375 +7.14% 56
London -37 391 £400 - 22
South East -53 280 £384 +0.85% 11
North of England -56 157 £375 +13.21% 12
South West +10 156 £388 +19.23% 13
Midlands -32 91 £375 -3.23% 7
North West -7 77 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands -33 55 £375 -16.67% 5
Yorkshire -37 53 £419 +39.58% 4
East of England -45 43 £375 +15.38% 11
Wales -20 42 £413 +17.86%
East Midlands +17 36 £388 +10.71% 2
Scotland -54 31 £375 +30.43% 2
North East -45 27 £400 +20.30% 2
Northern Ireland +19 18 £320 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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.

1 481 (38.82%) Windows
2 359 (28.97%) Microsoft
3 336 (27.12%) Active Directory
4 273 (22.03%) VMware
5 218 (17.59%) HP ALM
6 214 (17.27%) Cisco
7 203 (16.38%) Finance
8 182 (14.69%) Security Cleared
9 180 (14.53%) Windows Server
10 174 (14.04%) ITIL
11 173 (13.96%) SQL
12 171 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 168 (13.56%) Test Automation
14 160 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
14 160 (12.91%) Linux
15 152 (12.27%) Firewall
16 146 (11.78%) Dell
17 135 (10.90%) Office 365
18 133 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 131 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
20 129 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
21 128 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
21 128 (10.33%) SCCM
22 118 (9.52%) DNS
23 117 (9.44%) Test Scripting
23 117 (9.44%) SC Cleared
24 115 (9.28%) Unix
24 115 (9.28%) SAN
25 112 (9.04%) WAN
25 112 (9.04%) 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
1 103 (8.31%) MS Exchange
2 57 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (2.50%) IIS
4 31 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 25 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (1.53%) Apache
7 17 (1.37%) Confluence
8 12 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.48%) CMS
12 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.40%) nginx
14 4 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 111 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.32%) SPSS
7 3 (0.24%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.081%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.081%) HipChat
8 1 (0.081%) LightWave 3D
8 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.081%) Stata
8 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) BASE24
2 11 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.81%) SAP GRC
4 9 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.24%) Exstream
7 3 (0.24%) SAP MDG
7 3 (0.24%) SAP SCM
7 3 (0.24%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.16%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.081%) Maximo
9 1 (0.081%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.081%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.081%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 135 (10.90%) Office 365
2 131 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.97%) IaaS
6 9 (0.73%) Akamai
6 9 (0.73%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.73%) SaaS
7 8 (0.65%) PaaS
8 5 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.24%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.16%) Boomi
10 2 (0.16%) GitHub
11 1 (0.081%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 152 (12.27%) Firewall
2 118 (9.52%) DNS
3 115 (9.28%) SAN
4 112 (9.04%) WAN
5 105 (8.47%) LAN
6 103 (8.31%) VPN
7 91 (7.34%) DHCP
8 56 (4.52%) TCP/IP
9 51 (4.12%) Wireless
10 48 (3.87%) Internet
11 44 (3.55%) VLAN
12 41 (3.31%) NAS
13 36 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (2.91%) VoIP
14 32 (2.58%) Network Security
15 30 (2.42%) Skype
16 29 (2.34%) BGP
17 28 (2.26%) OSPF
18 26 (2.10%) MPLS
19 25 (2.02%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.26%) MySQL
3 23 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (1.61%) Big Data
6 18 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.29%) NonStop SQL
9 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.48%) DB2
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.40%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 102 (8.23%) JIRA
2 82 (6.62%) Selenium
3 81 (6.54%) LoadRunner
4 55 (4.44%) HP UFT
5 48 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (3.71%) Visual Studio
7 33 (2.66%) WebDriver
8 31 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 24 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 23 (1.86%) SpecFlow
11 22 (1.78%) JMeter
12 20 (1.61%) Rational Performance Tester
13 18 (1.45%) Appium
14 16 (1.29%) Jenkins
15 15 (1.21%) Git (software)
15 15 (1.21%) TestComplete
16 14 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (0.73%) NUnit
17 9 (0.73%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 8 (0.65%) LoadUI
General
1 203 (16.38%) Finance
2 80 (6.46%) Banking
3 47 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.86%) Law
5 22 (1.78%) Back Office
5 22 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 20 (1.61%) Retail
7 15 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.13%) Billing
9 13 (1.05%) Advertising
10 11 (0.89%) Legal
10 11 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.65%) Publishing
12 7 (0.56%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.48%) French Language
13 6 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.40%) Automotive
14 5 (0.40%) German Language
14 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.32%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 201 (16.22%) Analyst
2 104 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 89 (7.18%) Test Analyst
4 87 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 83 (6.70%) Tester
6 75 (6.05%) Consultant
7 61 (4.92%) Test Manager
8 60 (4.84%) Network Engineer
9 59 (4.76%) IT Engineer
10 54 (4.36%) Architect
11 50 (4.04%) Administrator
12 47 (3.79%) Developer
13 46 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
13 46 (3.71%) Desktop Support
14 39 (3.15%) Test Leader
15 38 (3.07%) Break Fix Engineer
16 36 (2.91%) Service Analyst
17 34 (2.74%) Field Engineer
18 33 (2.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 33 (2.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.71%) Web Services
2 41 (3.31%) Middleware
3 39 (3.15%) .NET
4 33 (2.66%) REST
5 27 (2.18%) SOAP
6 26 (2.10%) XML
7 20 (1.61%) HTML
8 19 (1.53%) Gherkin
9 16 (1.29%) RESTful
10 15 (1.21%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.89%) WSDL
11 11 (0.89%) XML Schema
12 7 (0.56%) LDAP
12 7 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
13 6 (0.48%) CSS
14 5 (0.40%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.40%) XML Messaging
15 4 (0.32%) BAPI
15 4 (0.32%) SAP Smart Forms
15 4 (0.32%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 128 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (8.07%) Data Centre
3 58 (4.68%) NHS
4 48 (3.87%) Clustering
5 37 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.74%) Driving Licence
7 29 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (2.26%) Replication
9 26 (2.10%) HP Storage
10 23 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
11 21 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.53%) HP StoreVirtual
12 19 (1.53%) iPhone
13 18 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.45%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.45%) Thin Client
14 14 (1.13%) iPad
14 14 (1.13%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.05%) Blackberry
15 13 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 481 (38.82%) Windows
2 180 (14.53%) Windows Server
3 160 (12.91%) Linux
4 115 (9.28%) Unix
5 101 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (7.59%) Windows 7
7 92 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (7.34%) Windows 10
9 65 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (2.26%) HPUX
11 27 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (2.10%) Solaris
13 24 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 19 (1.53%) AIX
14 19 (1.53%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.97%) CentOS
16 10 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.81%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.81%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (14.04%) ITIL
2 168 (13.56%) Test Automation
3 160 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 129 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
6 117 (9.44%) Test Scripting
7 101 (8.15%) Defect Management
8 92 (7.43%) Migration
9 90 (7.26%) Test Management
10 64 (5.17%) Test Strategy
11 62 (5.00%) Service Management
12 60 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (4.36%) ITSM
14 52 (4.20%) Break/Fix
14 52 (4.20%) Change Management
15 49 (3.95%) Performance Testing
16 48 (3.87%) Data Protection
17 45 (3.63%) Integration Testing
17 45 (3.63%) Service Delivery
17 45 (3.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 173 (13.96%) SQL
2 112 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 70 (5.65%) Java
4 59 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 46 (3.71%) C#
6 44 (3.55%) Python
7 39 (3.15%) VBScript
8 31 (2.50%) Perl
9 30 (2.42%) C
9 30 (2.42%) VB
10 29 (2.34%) Shell Script
11 27 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.89%) PHP
13 11 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.89%) VBA
14 6 (0.48%) Java 8
15 5 (0.40%) ABAP
15 5 (0.40%) C++
15 5 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 182 (14.69%) Security Cleared
2 117 (9.44%) SC Cleared
3 94 (7.59%) ISTQB
4 91 (7.34%) Degree
5 80 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (4.84%) ISEB
8 58 (4.68%) DV Cleared
9 51 (4.12%) MCSE
10 50 (4.04%) CCNA
11 46 (3.71%) CCNP
12 23 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (1.53%) MCP
14 18 (1.45%) CCIE
15 17 (1.37%) MCSA
16 15 (1.21%) CCDP
17 13 (1.05%) MCITP
18 12 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
19 11 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.39%) QA
2 51 (4.12%) SLA
3 24 (1.94%) SEPA
4 16 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.29%) PMO
5 10 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.40%) PSD2
8 4 (0.32%) HL7
8 4 (0.32%) TARGET2
9 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) GDPR
10 2 (0.16%) GxP
11 1 (0.081%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.081%) GAMP
11 1 (0.081%) IFRS
11 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 336 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 171 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (4.60%) XenApp
6 47 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 46 (3.71%) vSphere
8 30 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (1.45%) Firmware
11 16 (1.29%) BitLocker
12 15 (1.21%) XenServer
13 13 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.73%) NFS
16 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.40%) VMware NSX
18 4 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 218 (17.59%) HP ALM
2 128 (10.33%) SCCM
3 112 (9.04%) HP Quality Center
4 55 (4.44%) SCOM
5 39 (3.15%) NetBackup
6 28 (2.26%) WSUS
7 27 (2.18%) Ansible
8 25 (2.02%) OpenView
8 25 (2.02%) Puppet
9 22 (1.78%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.37%) HP SIM
10 17 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.37%) Nagios
11 16 (1.29%) Netcool
11 16 (1.29%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 14 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (1.13%) vMotion
14 13 (1.05%) OVSD
14 13 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 359 (28.97%) Microsoft
2 273 (22.03%) VMware
3 214 (17.27%) Cisco
4 146 (11.78%) Dell
5 111 (8.96%) Citrix
6 105 (8.47%) Oracle
7 95 (7.67%) IBM
8 78 (6.30%) NetApp
9 73 (5.89%) EMC
10 61 (4.92%) SAP
11 57 (4.60%) Red Hat
12 46 (3.71%) CheckPoint
13 44 (3.55%) 3PAR
14 43 (3.47%) Aruba
15 38 (3.07%) Palo Alto
16 37 (2.99%) F5
17 36 (2.91%) Veritas
18 35 (2.82%) Juniper
19 33 (2.66%) Sun
20 29 (2.34%) McAfee