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 3 months to 26 May 2017 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 63 70
Rank change year-on-year -57 +7  
Contract jobs citing HP 923 1731 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 3.22% 2.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.56% 7.21% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 1108 843
Median daily rate £375 £360 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £224 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £339 £348
% change year-on-year +7.01% -2.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 103 130
Median hourly rate £15.35 £21.34 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.06% +22.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.23 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £40.00 £27.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20228 24010 24337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.72% 44.66% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12287 14792 14060
Median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +0.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £368
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 791 1123
Median hourly rate £18.26 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 832 £380 +4.82% 200
South East -13 280 £375 -4.76% 37
London -41 270 £400 -8.83% 72
Hampshire -4 78 £350 -12.50% 6
Berkshire +21 76 £450 +18.42% 8
North West -3 65 £368 +2.08% 14
Surrey -23 50 £360 -12.72% 11
Yorkshire +9 48 £361 +7.83% 15
East Midlands -5 42 £400 +10.88% 12
Scotland -50 42 £290 -14.70% 7
South West -4 39 £356 +18.66% 15
Reading +24 35 £463 +21.71% 5
City of London -50 35 £413 -11.62% 24
Buckinghamshire -21 34 £400 +6.66% 2
Wales +25 33 £180 -47.82% 4
South Wales +29 31 £180 -47.82% 3
West Yorkshire +21 31 £381 +22.00% 8
North East -28 31 £378 +32.45% 1
East of England -35 31 £400 +14.28% 13
Milton Keynes -14 30 £450 +30.90% 1
Lancashire +21 29 £463 +44.53% 1
West Midlands +5 27 £389 +177.67% 20
Tyne and Wear -22 27 £378 +32.45% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 27 £378 +32.45% 1
Basingstoke +16 25 £269 -4.01% 1
Preston +7 25 £463 +44.53%
Bracknell +17 24 £428 +71.68%
Leeds +10 24 £388 +15.67% 5
West Sussex +17 23 £325 -21.21% 2
Hertfordshire -2 17 £350 -10.25% 6

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HP.

1 663 (35.42%) Windows
2 507 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 429 (22.92%) VMware
4 419 (22.38%) Cisco
5 415 (22.17%) Active Directory
6 399 (21.31%) ITIL
7 371 (19.82%) Security Cleared
8 347 (18.54%) Linux
9 304 (16.24%) Windows Server
10 295 (15.76%) Firewall
11 277 (14.80%) Finance
12 273 (14.58%) SC Cleared
13 268 (14.32%) SQL
14 260 (13.89%) Oracle
15 259 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 234 (12.50%) SAN
17 232 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
18 212 (11.32%) Unix
18 212 (11.32%) Test Automation
19 210 (11.22%) LAN
20 206 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
21 201 (10.74%) WAN
22 200 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
23 198 (10.58%) Data Centre
24 196 (10.47%) Migration
25 195 (10.42%) SQL Server
26 188 (10.04%) IBM
26 188 (10.04%) HP Quality Center
27 182 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
28 181 (9.67%) Red Hat

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
1 124 (6.62%) MS Exchange
2 89 (4.75%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (2.72%) IIS
5 40 (2.14%) WebLogic
6 37 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (1.98%) Skype for Business
7 33 (1.76%) Apache
8 30 (1.60%) Confluence
9 29 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (0.91%) JBoss
13 15 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.80%) SAS
14 14 (0.75%) CMS
14 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.75%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.59%) IBM Notes
16 10 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 182 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 49 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.053%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 18 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.27%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.21%) SystmOne
9 3 (0.16%) Exstream
9 3 (0.16%) Maximo
9 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (5.07%) Office 365
3 75 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.96%) SaaS
5 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.64%) Trello
7 11 (0.59%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.53%) IaaS
9 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.21%) GitHub
10 4 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.16%) PaaS
12 2 (0.11%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.11%) G Suite
12 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.11%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
12 2 (0.11%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 295 (15.76%) Firewall
2 234 (12.50%) SAN
3 210 (11.22%) LAN
4 201 (10.74%) WAN
5 171 (9.13%) Wireless
6 155 (8.28%) DNS
7 107 (5.72%) DHCP
8 102 (5.45%) TCP/IP
9 94 (5.02%) VPN
10 78 (4.17%) Internet
11 70 (3.74%) BIG-IP
12 69 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (2.67%) NAS
13 50 (2.67%) Network Security
14 47 (2.51%) BGP
15 46 (2.46%) LDAP
16 43 (2.30%) MPLS
17 37 (1.98%) VoIP
18 35 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
19 33 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 66 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 30 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 27 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.12%) DB2
11 20 (1.07%) MySQL
12 14 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.69%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.64%) BODI
15 11 (0.59%) Big Data
16 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
16 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
17 9 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 129 (6.89%) JIRA
2 102 (5.45%) HP UFT
3 99 (5.29%) Selenium
4 73 (3.90%) LoadRunner
5 65 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 61 (3.26%) Jenkins
7 56 (2.99%) SoapUI
8 40 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
9 38 (2.03%) JMeter
10 33 (1.76%) TeamCity
11 32 (1.71%) Git (software)
11 32 (1.71%) SpecFlow
12 31 (1.66%) Visual Studio
13 24 (1.28%) Toad
14 23 (1.23%) Ant
15 22 (1.18%) Cucumber
16 21 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
17 20 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
17 20 (1.07%) WebDriver
18 19 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
General
1 277 (14.80%) Finance
2 130 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 104 (5.56%) Banking
4 53 (2.83%) Retail
5 34 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.23%) Law
8 21 (1.12%) Marketing
9 16 (0.85%) Electronics
9 16 (0.85%) Legal
10 14 (0.75%) Billing
11 13 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.64%) Games
13 10 (0.53%) Back Office
14 9 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.43%) Front Office
15 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
17 4 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 298 (15.92%) Analyst
2 147 (7.85%) Test Analyst
3 146 (7.80%) Network Engineer
4 133 (7.10%) Architect
5 126 (6.73%) Support Engineer
6 106 (5.66%) Field Engineer
7 87 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 86 (4.59%) Administrator
9 83 (4.43%) Tester
10 81 (4.33%) Field Service Engineer
11 79 (4.22%) Consultant
12 75 (4.01%) Hardware Engineer
13 59 (3.15%) Field Hardware Engineer
14 58 (3.10%) Desktop Support
15 57 (3.04%) Break Fix Engineer
16 56 (2.99%) Developer
17 54 (2.88%) IT Engineer
17 54 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
18 50 (2.67%) Printer Engineer
19 48 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.58%) .NET
2 64 (3.42%) Web Services
3 52 (2.78%) XML
4 32 (1.71%) SOAP
5 22 (1.18%) Middleware
6 21 (1.12%) J2EE
6 21 (1.12%) Software Packaging
7 18 (0.96%) HTML
8 15 (0.80%) REST
8 15 (0.80%) SAML
9 12 (0.64%) CSS
9 12 (0.64%) JSON
10 11 (0.59%) ASP.NET
11 10 (0.53%) 802.1X
12 9 (0.48%) Flash
12 9 (0.48%) React
12 9 (0.48%) RESTful
13 8 (0.43%) Node.js
14 7 (0.37%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.58%) Data Centre
2 147 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.04%) Clustering
5 56 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 40 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 38 (2.03%) Replication
8 35 (1.87%) Blackberry
9 30 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 28 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (1.18%) HP Storage
12 21 (1.12%) CMDB
12 21 (1.12%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 20 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 19 (1.01%) iPad
15 17 (0.91%) EPoS
15 17 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 663 (35.42%) Windows
2 347 (18.54%) Linux
3 304 (16.24%) Windows Server
4 212 (11.32%) Unix
5 206 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 200 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 166 (8.87%) Windows 7
8 134 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (5.98%) Solaris
10 108 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (3.63%) Windows 10
12 61 (3.26%) HPUX
13 56 (2.99%) AIX
13 56 (2.99%) Windows 8
14 35 (1.87%) CentOS
15 30 (1.60%) Windows XP
16 28 (1.50%) Android
17 23 (1.23%) SUSE
18 22 (1.18%) Windows Vista
19 19 (1.01%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (21.31%) ITIL
2 232 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (11.32%) Test Automation
4 196 (10.47%) Migration
5 175 (9.35%) Service Management
6 135 (7.21%) ITSM
7 119 (6.36%) Break/Fix
8 117 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 105 (5.61%) Project Management
10 104 (5.56%) Change Management
11 101 (5.40%) Test Management
12 99 (5.29%) Network Design
13 95 (5.07%) ITIL V3
14 87 (4.65%) Regression Testing
15 84 (4.49%) Functional Testing
15 84 (4.49%) Incident Management
16 83 (4.43%) Configuration Management
16 83 (4.43%) Defect Management
17 82 (4.38%) Integration Testing
17 82 (4.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 268 (14.32%) SQL
2 143 (7.64%) PowerShell
3 132 (7.05%) Java
4 56 (2.99%) Python
5 54 (2.88%) VBScript
6 47 (2.51%) C#
7 44 (2.35%) Perl
8 39 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 37 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 35 (1.87%) JavaScript
11 33 (1.76%) F#
12 31 (1.66%) C
13 29 (1.55%) VB
14 25 (1.34%) Ruby
15 24 (1.28%) COBOL
15 24 (1.28%) Groovy
16 18 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.75%) Korn
18 12 (0.64%) PHP
19 7 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 371 (19.82%) Security Cleared
2 273 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 174 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (7.64%) Degree
5 118 (6.30%) CCNP
6 113 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 100 (5.34%) ISTQB
8 89 (4.75%) DV Cleared
9 88 (4.70%) ISEB
10 71 (3.79%) JNCIA
11 68 (3.63%) CCNA
12 67 (3.58%) CCIE
13 65 (3.47%) CCDP
14 63 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 62 (3.31%) CCSA
16 60 (3.21%) CCSE
17 59 (3.15%) CCIP
18 57 (3.04%) JNCIE
18 57 (3.04%) MCSE
19 47 (2.51%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (6.52%) SLA
2 62 (3.31%) QA
3 19 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.85%) PMO
5 13 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.16%) GPG13
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) BS25999
10 1 (0.053%) COSHH
10 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.053%) GAAP
10 1 (0.053%) IFRS
System Software
1 415 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 259 (13.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (6.68%) Hyper-V
4 97 (5.18%) vSphere
5 69 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
6 65 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 65 (3.47%) XenApp
7 51 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 26 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 18 (0.96%) NFS
10 17 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 16 (0.85%) Docker
11 16 (0.85%) Firmware
11 16 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.64%) vCloud
14 12 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 11 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 188 (10.04%) HP Quality Center
2 146 (7.80%) SCCM
3 71 (3.79%) FortiGate
4 59 (3.15%) SCOM
5 46 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 40 (2.14%) Tivoli
6 40 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 38 (2.03%) Puppet
8 37 (1.98%) HP Data Protector
9 35 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 31 (1.66%) HP SiteScope
11 30 (1.60%) vRealize
12 29 (1.55%) OpenView
12 29 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
12 29 (1.55%) vCenter Server
13 28 (1.50%) Ansible
14 24 (1.28%) BladeLogic
14 24 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
15 23 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 507 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 429 (22.92%) VMware
3 419 (22.38%) Cisco
4 260 (13.89%) Oracle
5 188 (10.04%) IBM
6 181 (9.67%) Red Hat
7 171 (9.13%) Citrix
8 165 (8.81%) Dell
9 124 (6.62%) F5
10 115 (6.14%) 3PAR
11 110 (5.88%) CheckPoint
11 110 (5.88%) EMC
12 109 (5.82%) Juniper
13 87 (4.65%) NetApp
14 83 (4.43%) Fortinet
15 75 (4.01%) Riverbed
16 72 (3.85%) Aruba
17 71 (3.79%) SAP
18 67 (3.58%) Veritas
19 64 (3.42%) Sun
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
KPRS
Rate: £25 per hour Or 45k Fixed Contract for one year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Netresolve
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £215 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Networking People
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £135.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Rate: £7.20 - £8.61 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Rate: £8.01 - £9.64 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £315.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £8.25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 10 days ago