Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 208 202
Rank change year-on-year -29 -6 -65
Contract jobs citing HP 388 1,073 1,456
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.31% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 3.04% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 642 864
Median daily rate £400 £371 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.96% +2.21% +3.57%
10th Percentile £195 £150 £150
90th Percentile £539 £538 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +8.22% +0.69% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 146 147
Median hourly rate £24.00 £15.19 £15.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.02% -0.74% -8.96%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.16 £10.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £24.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +39.29% - -11.73%

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 15,928 35,272 43,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 42.97% 41.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,371 22,000 26,906
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +3.72%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 1,473 1,673
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.92% +8.74% +0.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.20 £52.45 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% +5.88% +3.03%

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 28 November 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 28 November 2020.

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 28 November 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 -37 308 £391 +4.33% 92
UK excluding London -23 222 £395 +8.22% 88
London +60 132 £420 +9.09% 12
South East +43 78 £300 -25.00% 18
Work from Home -110 61 £358 +2.14% 10
Scotland +66 50 £430 +36.51% 5
South West +27 30 £400 -5.88% 7
North of England -12 23 £363 +34.26% 31
East of England +23 20 £335 -12.42% 9
Midlands +14 17 £350 -4.11% 15
North East +36 10 £375 +13.64% 3
East Midlands +25 8 £350 +14.75% 7
North West +11 8 £363 +126.56% 25
West Midlands +13 7 £435 -3.33% 8
Yorkshire -11 5 £130 -62.18% 3
Wales +5 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 157 (40.46%) Windows
2 109 (28.09%) Active Directory
3 105 (27.06%) VMware
4 101 (26.03%) Security Cleared
5 100 (25.77%) Microsoft
6 86 (22.16%) Cisco
7 83 (21.39%) SC Cleared
8 77 (19.85%) Dell
9 75 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 70 (18.04%) Windows Server
10 70 (18.04%) ITIL
11 61 (15.72%) Firewall
12 60 (15.46%) DNS
13 59 (15.21%) SAN
13 59 (15.21%) Linux
14 57 (14.69%) SQL
14 57 (14.69%) Oracle
14 57 (14.69%) HP ALM
15 55 (14.18%) JIRA
16 50 (12.89%) Data Centre
16 50 (12.89%) PowerShell
17 48 (12.37%) Migration
18 47 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
19 45 (11.60%) Office 365
20 44 (11.34%) Azure
20 44 (11.34%) Windows 10
21 43 (11.08%) VMware ESXi
22 42 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
22 42 (10.82%) QA
22 42 (10.82%) Citrix

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 34 (8.76%) MS Exchange
1 34 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (3.87%) IIS
4 13 (3.35%) Confluence
5 11 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.84%) OpenStack
6 8 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.29%) CMS
9 5 (1.29%) GeoServer
10 4 (1.03%) Documentum
10 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.77%) SAS
11 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) BASE24
2 2 (0.52%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.60%) Office 365
2 44 (11.34%) Azure
3 14 (3.61%) AWS
3 14 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.55%) GCP
5 5 (1.29%) GitHub
5 5 (1.29%) Power Automate
6 4 (1.03%) IaaS
6 4 (1.03%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.77%) PaaS
7 3 (0.77%) SaaS
8 2 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.26%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Serverless
9 1 (0.26%) Slack
9 1 (0.26%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.72%) Firewall
2 60 (15.46%) DNS
3 59 (15.21%) SAN
4 38 (9.79%) DHCP
5 34 (8.76%) VPN
6 26 (6.70%) WAN
7 23 (5.93%) LAN
8 22 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (4.90%) TCP/IP
10 16 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (4.12%) SNMP
11 14 (3.61%) Network Security
11 14 (3.61%) VoIP
12 13 (3.35%) Wireless
13 11 (2.84%) iSCSI
13 11 (2.84%) Kerberos
13 11 (2.84%) MPLS
13 11 (2.84%) VLAN
13 11 (2.84%) VSAN
14 10 (2.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.80%) MySQL
3 5 (1.29%) GIS
3 5 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.29%) QGIS
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.03%) NonStop SQL
4 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.03%) Power BI
5 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.77%) DB2
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.77%) Tableau
6 2 (0.52%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (14.18%) JIRA
2 30 (7.73%) Selenium
3 28 (7.22%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.70%) Git (software)
5 23 (5.93%) JMeter
6 19 (4.90%) LoadRunner
7 17 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.58%) Bitbucket
10 8 (2.06%) REST Assured
11 6 (1.55%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.55%) HP UFT
11 6 (1.55%) Postman
12 5 (1.29%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.03%) NeoLoad
13 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.77%) JUnit
14 3 (0.77%) SilkPerformer
14 3 (0.77%) WebLOAD
General
1 41 (10.57%) Finance
2 22 (5.67%) Banking
3 14 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.77%) Front Office
6 3 (0.77%) Law
6 3 (0.77%) Retail
7 2 (0.52%) Automotive
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (12.37%) Analyst
2 38 (9.79%) Network Engineer
3 31 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (7.73%) Consultant
5 21 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.15%) Administrator
7 19 (4.90%) Support Engineer
8 17 (4.38%) Tester
9 16 (4.12%) Architect
10 12 (3.09%) Data Centre Engineer
10 12 (3.09%) Security Engineer
10 12 (3.09%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (2.84%) Desktop Support
11 11 (2.84%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (2.58%) Build Engineer
12 10 (2.58%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.58%) QA Analyst
12 10 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.58%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 9 (2.32%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.64%) LDAP
2 13 (3.35%) .NET
3 12 (3.09%) SOAP
4 11 (2.84%) XML
5 10 (2.58%) JSON
5 10 (2.58%) Web Services
6 7 (1.80%) 802.1X
6 7 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (1.80%) REST
6 7 (1.80%) WireMock
7 6 (1.55%) Spring
8 5 (1.29%) PostGIS
9 4 (1.03%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.77%) ADO
10 3 (0.77%) JDBC
10 3 (0.77%) JSP
10 3 (0.77%) Kafka
10 3 (0.77%) LAMP
10 3 (0.77%) RESTful
10 3 (0.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.89%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.28%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.67%) Replication
5 21 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.87%) NHS
8 13 (3.35%) PKI
9 11 (2.84%) Clustering
10 10 (2.58%) HP StoreVirtual
10 10 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (2.06%) Blackberry
11 8 (2.06%) Driving Licence
11 8 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.03%) IVR
12 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.03%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 157 (40.46%) Windows
2 70 (18.04%) Windows Server
3 59 (15.21%) Linux
4 44 (11.34%) Windows 10
5 42 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (8.25%) Unix
7 29 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.64%) Windows 7
8 18 (4.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (3.35%) CentOS
10 11 (2.84%) Ubuntu
11 10 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.32%) Solaris
13 8 (2.06%) AIX
14 7 (1.80%) HPUX
14 7 (1.80%) OpenVMS
15 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (1.29%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.04%) ITIL
2 48 (12.37%) Migration
3 47 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 37 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (7.99%) Change Management
7 28 (7.22%) Data Protection
7 28 (7.22%) DevOps
7 28 (7.22%) Storage Management
8 27 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (6.70%) Test Automation
10 21 (5.41%) Configuration Management
10 21 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 20 (5.15%) Open Source
11 20 (5.15%) Test Planning
12 19 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (4.90%) Information Security
12 19 (4.90%) Performance Testing
12 19 (4.90%) SDLC
12 19 (4.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.69%) SQL
2 50 (12.89%) PowerShell
3 41 (10.57%) Java
4 29 (7.47%) Python
5 18 (4.64%) Perl
6 17 (4.38%) C
7 16 (4.12%) C#
7 16 (4.12%) PHP
7 16 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.84%) C++
8 11 (2.84%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.06%) VB
10 6 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.03%) Go
12 3 (0.77%) BeanShell
12 3 (0.77%) VBA
13 2 (0.52%) Fortran
13 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 83 (21.39%) SC Cleared
3 38 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (7.22%) DV Cleared
5 24 (6.19%) Degree
5 24 (6.19%) MCSE
6 20 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (3.35%) ISEB
9 11 (2.84%) CCNA
10 10 (2.58%) CCNP
10 10 (2.58%) MCSA
11 9 (2.32%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (1.55%) MCP
12 6 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.29%) CCIE
13 5 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.82%) QA
2 20 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.90%) SLA
4 17 (4.38%) NIST
5 10 (2.58%) Government Security Classifications
6 9 (2.32%) NCSC
7 7 (1.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (1.03%) GxP
9 3 (0.77%) GDPR
9 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.26%) COSO
11 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (28.09%) Active Directory
2 75 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (11.08%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (6.96%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.67%) vSphere
6 21 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (4.12%) Docker
8 11 (2.84%) NFS
9 10 (2.58%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 10 (2.58%) XenApp
10 8 (2.06%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.29%) GeoWebCache
11 5 (1.29%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.77%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.77%) Firmware
13 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 57 (14.69%) HP ALM
2 24 (6.19%) SCCM
3 21 (5.41%) SCOM
4 20 (5.15%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (4.90%) Ansible
5 19 (4.90%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.38%) vCenter Server
7 15 (3.87%) HP Fortify
8 14 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
8 14 (3.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (3.35%) vRealize
9 13 (3.35%) WSUS
10 12 (3.09%) NetBackup
10 12 (3.09%) Puppet
11 11 (2.84%) Nagios
11 11 (2.84%) Netcool
11 11 (2.84%) Tivoli
12 10 (2.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 10 (2.58%) Netcool/Webtop
12 10 (2.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 105 (27.06%) VMware
2 100 (25.77%) Microsoft
3 86 (22.16%) Cisco
4 77 (19.85%) Dell
5 57 (14.69%) Oracle
6 42 (10.82%) Citrix
7 31 (7.99%) 3PAR
7 31 (7.99%) NetApp
8 25 (6.44%) F5
9 23 (5.93%) CheckPoint
9 23 (5.93%) IBM
10 21 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 21 (5.41%) Veeam
11 19 (4.90%) EMC
11 19 (4.90%) Splunk
12 18 (4.64%) Micro Focus
12 18 (4.64%) Red Hat
13 17 (4.38%) Palo Alto
13 17 (4.38%) Qualys
14 15 (3.87%) Aruba