Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 267 228
Rank change year-on-year -70 -39 -27
Contract jobs citing HP 631 305 1,055
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.97% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 1.85% 2.20% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 199 632
10th Percentile £178 £194 £156
25th Percentile £293 £256 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £394
Median % change year-on-year - +1.59% +12.34%
75th Percentile £488 £482 £489
90th Percentile £586 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +6.42% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 20 91
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.00 £10.16
25th Percentile £14.00 £12.63 £11.80
Median hourly rate £18.35 £19.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.90% +30.00% +3.45%
75th Percentile £21.00 £41.06 £19.38
90th Percentile £44.16 £50.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £18.75 £13.70
% change year-on-year -10.27% +36.86% -1.79%

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 34,029 13,863 35,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.34% 44.01% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,144 8,932 22,909
10th Percentile £277 £260 £238
25th Percentile £400 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £552
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 405 1,338
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.10 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £19.11
Median % change year-on-year -11.36% +15.15% +12.38%
75th Percentile £44.50 £45.00 £41.84
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.60 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.90
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% +8.48%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -56 522 £400 +4.58% 161
UK excluding London -39 356 £394 +6.42% 153
London -148 179 £450 +5.88% 32
South East -21 122 £430 +43.33% 30
Work from Home -154 112 £425 +26.87% 30
Midlands -22 68 £340 +11.02% 20
North of England -43 60 £366 +4.57% 46
South West -35 46 £305 -18.67% 19
North West -23 43 £388 +10.71% 28
East Midlands +8 42 £350 - 7
Scotland -83 37 £400 -11.11% 18
West Midlands -46 25 £233 -46.55% 13
East of England -53 20 £350 +4.48% 13
Wales -14 14 £500 +31.58% 6
Yorkshire -35 14 £305 +37.08% 13
North East -13 3 £275 -38.89% 5

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 301 (47.70%) Windows
2 232 (36.77%) VMware
3 174 (27.58%) Social Skills
4 172 (27.26%) Microsoft
5 170 (26.94%) Active Directory
6 149 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 148 (23.45%) Dell
8 136 (21.55%) ITIL
9 124 (19.65%) Windows Server
10 118 (18.70%) Cisco
11 117 (18.54%) SAN
12 115 (18.23%) Firewall
13 111 (17.59%) Azure
14 106 (16.80%) Linux
15 102 (16.16%) Security Cleared
16 96 (15.21%) Microsoft 365
17 90 (14.26%) DNS
18 88 (13.95%) Windows 10
19 86 (13.63%) Finance
20 82 (13.00%) HP ALM
21 75 (11.89%) JIRA
22 73 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 72 (11.41%) Data Centre
24 71 (11.25%) AWS
24 71 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
25 69 (10.94%) IBM
25 69 (10.94%) PowerShell
26 66 (10.46%) SC Cleared
26 66 (10.46%) DevOps
26 66 (10.46%) 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 43 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.91%) Confluence
3 18 (2.85%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.79%) CMS
5 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.63%) Apache
6 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.48%) nginx
7 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
8 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 44 (6.97%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.79%) SAP MDG
2 5 (0.79%) SAP MDG-F
3 4 (0.63%) Tesseract
4 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.48%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.32%) BASE24
5 2 (0.32%) Exstream
5 2 (0.32%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP ECC
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.59%) Azure
2 96 (15.21%) Microsoft 365
3 71 (11.25%) AWS
4 26 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.22%) IaaS
6 12 (1.90%) GCP
7 9 (1.43%) PaaS
7 9 (1.43%) SaaS
8 8 (1.27%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.95%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.79%) Serverless
11 4 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.63%) GitHub
12 3 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.48%) Azure Storage
12 3 (0.48%) Cohesity
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.32%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (18.54%) SAN
2 115 (18.23%) Firewall
3 90 (14.26%) DNS
4 62 (9.83%) VPN
5 54 (8.56%) DHCP
6 45 (7.13%) WAN
7 40 (6.34%) TCP/IP
8 34 (5.39%) LAN
9 30 (4.75%) NAS
10 25 (3.96%) Wireless
11 23 (3.65%) Network Security
12 20 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (3.01%) SSH
14 18 (2.85%) Fibre Channel
14 18 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (2.69%) VSAN
16 16 (2.54%) Internet
16 16 (2.54%) IPsec
17 14 (2.22%) SNMP
18 13 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.74%) MySQL
4 10 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.43%) Big Data
5 9 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.32%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 75 (11.89%) JIRA
2 24 (3.80%) Selenium
3 15 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.58%) Bitbucket
5 10 (1.58%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.43%) JMeter
7 8 (1.27%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.27%) Postman
8 7 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.11%) Zephyr
9 6 (0.95%) Appium
9 6 (0.95%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.79%) MSTest
10 5 (0.79%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (0.79%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.63%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
General
1 174 (27.58%) Social Skills
2 86 (13.63%) Finance
3 49 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.02%) Public Sector
5 29 (4.60%) Banking
6 22 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
7 14 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (1.27%) Law
9 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 4 (0.63%) Marketing
12 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.48%) Local Government
12 3 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (12.20%) Support Engineer
2 70 (11.09%) Analyst
3 66 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (8.87%) Desktop Support
5 49 (7.77%) Desktop Engineer
6 47 (7.45%) Network Engineer
7 43 (6.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 41 (6.50%) Administrator
9 40 (6.34%) Consultant
10 32 (5.07%) Architect
10 32 (5.07%) Test Analyst
11 27 (4.28%) IT Engineer
12 26 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
12 26 (4.12%) Test Engineer
13 23 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (3.65%) VMware Engineer
13 23 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
14 20 (3.17%) Developer
15 19 (3.01%) Tester
16 18 (2.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.96%) XML
2 18 (2.85%) Web Services
3 17 (2.69%) SOAP
4 15 (2.38%) JSON
4 15 (2.38%) Middleware
5 13 (2.06%) Gherkin
6 12 (1.90%) .NET
6 12 (1.90%) HTML
6 12 (1.90%) LDAP
7 10 (1.58%) CSS
8 9 (1.43%) 802.1X
9 7 (1.11%) Kafka
9 7 (1.11%) React
9 7 (1.11%) REST
10 6 (0.95%) Ajax
10 6 (0.95%) RESTful
11 5 (0.79%) ADO
11 5 (0.79%) DOM
11 5 (0.79%) Redux
11 5 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.96%) Replication
3 21 (3.33%) Clustering
4 20 (3.17%) iPhone
5 18 (2.85%) NHS
5 18 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.69%) PKI
7 15 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
8 13 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 9 (1.43%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.43%) CMDB
11 8 (1.27%) IBM Storwize
12 7 (1.11%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.95%) FMCG
13 6 (0.95%) User Experience
14 5 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 301 (47.70%) Windows
2 124 (19.65%) Windows Server
3 106 (16.80%) Linux
4 88 (13.95%) Windows 10
5 55 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (6.97%) Unix
8 38 (6.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 35 (5.55%) Windows 7
9 35 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (5.39%) Apple iOS
11 26 (4.12%) Solaris
11 26 (4.12%) Windows Server 2019
12 20 (3.17%) HPUX
13 18 (2.85%) AIX
14 15 (2.38%) Android
15 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.43%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.11%) CentOS
16 7 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (21.55%) ITIL
2 73 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 71 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (10.46%) DevOps
5 55 (8.72%) Migration
5 55 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (8.72%) Test Automation
6 48 (7.61%) Test Scripting
7 47 (7.45%) ITSM
8 44 (6.97%) Test Management
9 37 (5.86%) Defect Management
9 37 (5.86%) Software Testing
10 35 (5.55%) Service Management
11 27 (4.28%) Configuration Management
11 27 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (4.28%) SDLC
12 26 (4.12%) Change Management
13 24 (3.80%) Non-Functional Testing
13 24 (3.80%) Project Management
14 23 (3.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (10.94%) PowerShell
2 64 (10.14%) SQL
3 51 (8.08%) Python
4 39 (6.18%) Perl
5 33 (5.23%) Java
6 31 (4.91%) PHP
7 25 (3.96%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.80%) Ruby
9 23 (3.65%) C#
9 23 (3.65%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.01%) C
11 18 (2.85%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.90%) VBScript
13 6 (0.95%) C++
13 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.95%) VB
14 5 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.32%) ABAP
15 2 (0.32%) COBOL
15 2 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 102 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 48 (7.61%) Degree
4 42 (6.66%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (5.07%) CCNA
6 31 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (4.75%) ISTQB
7 30 (4.75%) MCP
8 27 (4.28%) DV Cleared
9 23 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (3.65%) MCSE
10 19 (3.01%) ISEB
10 19 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (2.06%) CCNP
13 10 (1.58%) Master's Degree
13 10 (1.58%) MCSA
14 9 (1.43%) MCITP
15 7 (1.11%) DBS Check
15 7 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.91%) SLA
2 24 (3.80%) QA
3 11 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.95%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.95%) NIST
5 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.63%) GxP
7 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.48%) GDPR
7 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.32%) FISMA
8 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) GPG13
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 170 (26.94%) Active Directory
2 149 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.66%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (6.18%) vSphere
5 30 (4.75%) Hyper-V
6 26 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (3.01%) VMware NSX
7 19 (3.01%) XenApp
8 17 (2.69%) Firmware
9 14 (2.22%) NFS
10 11 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.74%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.58%) Docker
12 7 (1.11%) KVM
13 5 (0.79%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.48%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 82 (13.00%) HP ALM
2 63 (9.98%) SCCM
3 53 (8.40%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (6.66%) Ansible
5 29 (4.60%) vCenter Server
6 28 (4.44%) NetBackup
7 27 (4.28%) Tivoli
8 24 (3.80%) Terraform
8 24 (3.80%) vRealize
9 19 (3.01%) WSUS
10 16 (2.54%) PowerCLI
11 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (2.06%) SCOM
13 12 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (1.58%) HP Fortify
14 10 (1.58%) OpenView
15 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.43%) Puppet
16 8 (1.27%) Netcool
16 8 (1.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 232 (36.77%) VMware
2 172 (27.26%) Microsoft
3 148 (23.45%) Dell
4 118 (18.70%) Cisco
5 69 (10.94%) IBM
6 66 (10.46%) Citrix
7 60 (9.51%) Oracle
8 59 (9.35%) Red Hat
9 45 (7.13%) 3PAR
9 45 (7.13%) NetApp
10 41 (6.50%) Aruba
11 39 (6.18%) CheckPoint
11 39 (6.18%) EMC
12 34 (5.39%) ServiceNow
13 31 (4.91%) BMC
14 29 (4.60%) Apple
15 27 (4.28%) Palo Alto
16 25 (3.96%) Brocade
17 23 (3.65%) Veeam
18 22 (3.49%) F5