Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 220 165
Rank change year-on-year -17 -55 -42
Contract jobs citing HP 440 1,205 1,735
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.28% 1.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.45% 3.02% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 742 1,078
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -5.41%
10th Percentile £145 £153 £150
90th Percentile £550 £538 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 110 167
Median hourly rate £15.48 £13.85 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.77% -7.67% -
10th Percentile £11.23 £9.38 £10.16
90th Percentile £47.63 £33.88 £31.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.48 £13.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year +12.99% -5.52% -3.33%

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 17,943 39,940 43,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.09% 42.41% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,696 24,858 26,869
Median daily rate £463 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 760 1,417 1,599
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.11 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year +11.43% +8.14% -1.92%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -12 393 £388 -3.13% 53
UK excluding London -17 288 £375 - 43
London +34 137 £403 -3.30% 17
South East +1 83 £369 -3.28% 5
North of England +33 60 £355 +9.23% 16
East of England +50 42 £363 -9.38% 6
North West +30 40 £350 +7.69% 13
Midlands +43 39 £450 +20.00% 5
South West -27 34 £463 +8.82% 5
Scotland +60 22 £363 +11.54% 6
East Midlands +36 22 £525 +40.00% 1
West Midlands +36 17 £400 +6.67% 4
Work from Home -26 17 £368 +1.38% 5
Yorkshire +32 15 £403 -2.19% 2
Wales +4 10 £438 +25.00% 1
North East +29 5 £453 +44.80% 1
Northern Ireland +11 1 £140 -46.67%

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 248 (56.36%) Windows
2 147 (33.41%) Active Directory
3 130 (29.55%) Microsoft
4 112 (25.45%) Windows Server
5 111 (25.23%) VMware
6 101 (22.95%) Dell
7 96 (21.82%) ITIL
7 96 (21.82%) Security Cleared
8 95 (21.59%) Cisco
9 79 (17.95%) Linux
10 78 (17.73%) SC Cleared
10 78 (17.73%) Windows 10
11 76 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 71 (16.14%) Firewall
13 70 (15.91%) Azure
14 69 (15.68%) PowerShell
14 69 (15.68%) Oracle
15 68 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
16 66 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 64 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
18 63 (14.32%) Office 365
19 62 (14.09%) SQL
19 62 (14.09%) DNS
20 61 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 60 (13.64%) SAN
21 60 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
22 59 (13.41%) VPN
23 58 (13.18%) Data Centre
24 57 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
25 56 (12.73%) Windows 7

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 41 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.41%) IIS
4 15 (3.41%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.95%) Confluence
6 11 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.36%) Apache
9 6 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.14%) GeoServer
10 5 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 64 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (2.05%) Acrobat
7 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (2.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.91%) assyst
3 4 (0.91%) Maximo
4 2 (0.45%) BASE24
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.45%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.23%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 70 (15.91%) Azure
2 63 (14.32%) Office 365
3 35 (7.95%) AWS
4 14 (3.18%) PaaS
5 11 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.27%) HP Helion
7 9 (2.05%) GCP
7 9 (2.05%) IaaS
7 9 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.68%) SaaS
8 3 (0.68%) Serverless
9 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.45%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.45%) Datadog
9 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.14%) Firewall
2 62 (14.09%) DNS
3 60 (13.64%) SAN
4 59 (13.41%) VPN
5 40 (9.09%) DHCP
6 36 (8.18%) Internet
7 30 (6.82%) LAN
8 20 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
8 20 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 18 (4.09%) WAN
10 16 (3.64%) NAS
10 16 (3.64%) Wireless
11 15 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (3.41%) NetScaler
12 12 (2.73%) IPsec
13 11 (2.50%) IPv4
13 11 (2.50%) MPLS
13 11 (2.50%) Network Security
13 11 (2.50%) VLAN
14 10 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.95%) MySQL
3 13 (2.95%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.14%) GIS
8 5 (1.14%) NonStop SQL
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (1.14%) QGIS
8 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.91%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.91%) MS Access
9 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.68%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 38 (8.64%) JIRA
2 21 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.64%) LoadRunner
4 14 (3.18%) Selenium
5 13 (2.95%) JMeter
6 7 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.59%) Postman
6 7 (1.59%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.36%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.91%) Hudson
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.91%) TestRail
10 3 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.68%) JUnit
10 3 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.68%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.68%) TestLink
General
1 41 (9.32%) Finance
2 24 (5.45%) Retail
3 19 (4.32%) Banking
3 19 (4.32%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.59%) Automotive
5 5 (1.14%) Legal
6 3 (0.68%) Front Office
7 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.45%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (14.77%) Analyst
2 50 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (6.82%) Network Engineer
4 25 (5.68%) Desktop Support
5 24 (5.45%) Architect
5 24 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 22 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 21 (4.77%) Service Analyst
8 19 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (4.09%) Consultant
10 16 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
10 16 (3.64%) Server Engineer
10 16 (3.64%) Tester
11 14 (3.18%) Field Engineer
11 14 (3.18%) Hardware Engineer
12 12 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (2.50%) Developer
13 11 (2.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.55%) XML
2 19 (4.32%) Middleware
3 17 (3.86%) Web Services
4 14 (3.18%) REST
5 11 (2.50%) LDAP
6 10 (2.27%) HTML
6 10 (2.27%) SOAP
7 9 (2.05%) .NET
7 9 (2.05%) JSON
7 9 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (1.82%) JSP
8 8 (1.82%) SailPoint
8 8 (1.82%) Servlets
8 8 (1.82%) SPML
9 5 (1.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (1.14%) PostGIS
9 5 (1.14%) Spring
9 5 (1.14%) Spring Boot
10 4 (0.91%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 57 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.68%) Driving Licence
3 25 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.23%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.64%) NHS
7 15 (3.41%) Clustering
8 14 (3.18%) Replication
9 11 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 10 (2.27%) EMC VNX
10 10 (2.27%) iPhone
11 9 (2.05%) PDA
12 8 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.82%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (1.59%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.59%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.59%) User Experience
13 7 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 248 (56.36%) Windows
2 112 (25.45%) Windows Server
3 79 (17.95%) Linux
4 78 (17.73%) Windows 10
5 66 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (12.73%) Windows 7
8 42 (9.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (8.64%) Unix
10 29 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (6.36%) Windows XP
12 19 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (3.86%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (3.86%) Windows Vista
14 16 (3.64%) Android
15 14 (3.18%) Apple iOS
16 12 (2.73%) Windows 2000
17 11 (2.50%) AIX
17 11 (2.50%) Solaris
18 10 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.82%) ITIL
2 68 (15.45%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 53 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (10.68%) Migration
6 45 (10.23%) Test Automation
7 31 (7.05%) Test Scripting
8 27 (6.14%) Workflow
9 25 (5.68%) High Availability
10 24 (5.45%) ITSM
10 24 (5.45%) Project Management
10 24 (5.45%) Service Management
11 23 (5.23%) Change Management
12 22 (5.00%) Break/Fix
13 21 (4.77%) ITIL V3
14 20 (4.55%) DevOps
15 19 (4.32%) Performance Testing
16 18 (4.09%) Configuration Management
16 18 (4.09%) Data Protection
16 18 (4.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (15.68%) PowerShell
2 62 (14.09%) SQL
3 39 (8.86%) Java
4 37 (8.41%) Python
5 24 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.86%) C
7 9 (2.05%) Perl
7 9 (2.05%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.05%) VB
8 8 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.59%) VBScript
10 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.36%) PHP
11 5 (1.14%) BeanShell
11 5 (1.14%) C#
11 5 (1.14%) C++
12 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.68%) VBA
13 2 (0.45%) Scala
13 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 78 (17.73%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (5.68%) DV Cleared
5 24 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (5.45%) Degree
6 18 (4.09%) ISTQB
7 15 (3.41%) MCSE
8 14 (3.18%) CCNA
8 14 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.95%) CCNP
10 11 (2.50%) ISEB
10 11 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.36%) MCSA
12 5 (1.14%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.45%) QA
2 21 (4.77%) SLA
3 11 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.36%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (1.36%) NCSC
5 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.45%) GDPR
6 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 147 (33.41%) Active Directory
2 76 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (10.91%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (4.32%) vSphere
6 12 (2.73%) XenApp
7 8 (1.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (1.14%) Docker
8 5 (1.14%) Firmware
8 5 (1.14%) GeoWebCache
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.91%) NFS
9 4 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.91%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.45%) GFS2
Systems Management
1 47 (10.68%) SCCM
2 34 (7.73%) HP ALM
3 27 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (5.23%) SCOM
5 21 (4.77%) OpenView
6 18 (4.09%) Ansible
6 18 (4.09%) OVSD
7 17 (3.86%) vCenter Server
8 15 (3.41%) NetBackup
9 14 (3.18%) WSUS
10 11 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
10 11 (2.50%) Terraform
11 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (2.27%) Puppet
11 10 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (2.05%) HP SIM
12 9 (2.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (2.05%) vRealize
13 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 130 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 111 (25.23%) VMware
3 101 (22.95%) Dell
4 95 (21.59%) Cisco
5 69 (15.68%) Oracle
6 38 (8.64%) Citrix
7 37 (8.41%) IBM
8 32 (7.27%) Red Hat
9 31 (7.05%) NetApp
10 26 (5.91%) Remedy
11 25 (5.68%) EMC
12 23 (5.23%) 3PAR
13 21 (4.77%) CheckPoint
14 17 (3.86%) F5
14 17 (3.86%) Veeam
15 15 (3.41%) ServiceNow
16 13 (2.95%) Brocade
16 13 (2.95%) SAP
16 13 (2.95%) Symantec
17 12 (2.73%) Palo Alto