Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 117 73
Rank change year-on-year -48 -44 -4
Contract jobs citing HP 1,683 1,872 2,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.06% 2.79%
As % of the Vendors category 3.98% 4.65% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,050 1,087 1,896
UK median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £157 £157 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £352 £350
% change year-on-year -0.64% +0.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 183 167
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -33.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.13 £11.63
90th Percentile £29.60 £39.95 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.95 £15.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -7.00% -34.78% +43.75%

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 42,328 40,234 46,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.18% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,405 24,692 28,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,412 1,642
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.92 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.26% -6.00% +5.88%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 -47 1,474 £375 - 249
UK excluding London -26 1,203 £350 -0.64% 178
London -65 461 £400 - 86
South East -28 448 £381 +1.47% 55
North of England -37 269 £350 -5.41% 50
Scotland -8 128 £285 -12.31% 14
Midlands -31 112 £388 -0.32% 24
East of England +19 100 £350 +21.74% 23
North East +11 100 £338 -10.60% 2
North West -43 90 £350 -7.89% 25
South West +5 83 £285 -18.57% 10
West Midlands -10 80 £438 +16.67% 15
Yorkshire -27 79 £356 -1.38% 23
Wales +1 58 £413 +142.65% 2
East Midlands -39 31 £278 -30.63% 9
Northern Ireland 0 6 £265 -18.71%

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 705 (41.89%) Windows
2 453 (26.92%) VMware
3 452 (26.86%) Microsoft
4 435 (25.85%) Active Directory
5 391 (23.23%) Security Cleared
6 370 (21.98%) HP ALM
7 358 (21.27%) Windows Server
8 341 (20.26%) Cisco
9 321 (19.07%) ITIL
10 310 (18.42%) SC Cleared
11 302 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 299 (17.77%) Linux
13 280 (16.64%) SQL
14 255 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 253 (15.03%) Citrix
16 238 (14.14%) Firewall
17 231 (13.73%) DNS
18 223 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
19 219 (13.01%) Oracle
20 217 (12.89%) SAN
21 214 (12.72%) Test Automation
22 194 (11.53%) Finance
23 191 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
24 189 (11.23%) DHCP
25 185 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
26 183 (10.87%) Windows 7
26 183 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
27 179 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
28 172 (10.22%) MS Exchange
29 171 (10.16%) WAN

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
1 172 (10.22%) MS Exchange
2 89 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 78 (4.63%) IIS
4 56 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (3.27%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.60%) GlassFish
6 27 (1.60%) Liferay
7 25 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (1.43%) Confluence
9 23 (1.37%) Apache
10 15 (0.89%) JBoss
10 15 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.59%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 179 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.24%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.059%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.059%) Revit
9 1 (0.059%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.77%) RMDS
2 11 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.24%) Exstream
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.24%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.18%) Kondor
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 145 (8.62%) Office 365
2 123 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.66%) IaaS
5 23 (1.37%) PaaS
6 21 (1.25%) SaaS
7 7 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.42%) G Suite
8 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.24%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.24%) GitHub
10 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.12%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.12%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.059%) Slack
12 1 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.059%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 238 (14.14%) Firewall
2 231 (13.73%) DNS
3 217 (12.89%) SAN
4 189 (11.23%) DHCP
5 171 (10.16%) WAN
6 151 (8.97%) LAN
7 131 (7.78%) VPN
8 109 (6.48%) TCP/IP
9 91 (5.41%) Wireless
10 72 (4.28%) Internet
11 59 (3.51%) SSL
12 54 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (2.97%) NetScaler
14 49 (2.91%) iSCSI
15 47 (2.79%) Network Security
16 45 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
16 45 (2.67%) IPsec
17 44 (2.61%) NAS
18 37 (2.20%) MPLS
18 37 (2.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.87%) Oracle Database
3 47 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 29 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 26 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 26 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (0.95%) MySQL
9 16 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.77%) Big Data
10 13 (0.77%) DB2
11 12 (0.71%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.59%) MS Access
14 9 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 9 (0.53%) DataStage
14 9 (0.53%) Informix
14 9 (0.53%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 143 (8.50%) Selenium
2 117 (6.95%) HP UFT
3 105 (6.24%) JIRA
4 75 (4.46%) LoadRunner
5 68 (4.04%) SoapUI
6 60 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 53 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 39 (2.32%) Ant
9 39 (2.32%) SpecFlow
10 38 (2.26%) JMeter
10 38 (2.26%) WebDriver
11 36 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
11 36 (2.14%) Visual Studio
12 35 (2.08%) TestNG
13 28 (1.66%) WinRunner
14 27 (1.60%) Cucumber
15 18 (1.07%) TeamCity
16 17 (1.01%) Protractor
17 14 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 194 (11.53%) Finance
2 80 (4.75%) Telecoms
3 70 (4.16%) Banking
4 36 (2.14%) Retail
5 31 (1.84%) Billing
6 23 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.13%) Legal
8 17 (1.01%) Back Office
9 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.53%) Law
10 9 (0.53%) Marketing
10 9 (0.53%) Publishing
11 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.36%) Electronics
13 5 (0.30%) Advertising
13 5 (0.30%) Automotive
13 5 (0.30%) Front Office
13 5 (0.30%) Games
13 5 (0.30%) Military
13 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 302 (17.94%) Analyst
2 171 (10.16%) Support Engineer
3 145 (8.62%) Test Analyst
4 111 (6.60%) Network Engineer
5 95 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 87 (5.17%) Desktop Support
7 84 (4.99%) Architect
8 71 (4.22%) Consultant
9 69 (4.10%) Tester
10 65 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 62 (3.68%) Support Analyst
11 62 (3.68%) Test Leader
11 62 (3.68%) Test Manager
12 55 (3.27%) Developer
13 47 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
14 44 (2.61%) 1st Line Support
14 44 (2.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 43 (2.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 43 (2.55%) IT Engineer
16 42 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (5.17%) Web Services
2 68 (4.04%) XML
3 64 (3.80%) .NET
4 38 (2.26%) SOAP
5 29 (1.72%) REST
5 29 (1.72%) RESTful
6 27 (1.60%) EJB
6 27 (1.60%) EJB 3.0
6 27 (1.60%) JAXB
6 27 (1.60%) JAX-RS
6 27 (1.60%) JPA
7 25 (1.49%) Ehcache
8 24 (1.43%) JSP
9 23 (1.37%) HTML
9 23 (1.37%) Struts
10 18 (1.07%) 802.1X
10 18 (1.07%) Middleware
11 17 (1.01%) LDAP
12 15 (0.89%) ISPF
13 14 (0.83%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 160 (9.51%) Data Centre
2 155 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (7.49%) Management Information System
4 86 (5.11%) Clustering
5 53 (3.15%) Replication
5 53 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 33 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.96%) PDA
8 32 (1.90%) PKI
8 32 (1.90%) Smartphone
9 30 (1.78%) EMC VMAX
10 29 (1.72%) NHS
11 28 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.54%) EMC VNX
13 25 (1.49%) Blackberry
14 19 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
15 17 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 17 (1.01%) iPhone
15 17 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 705 (41.89%) Windows
2 358 (21.27%) Windows Server
3 299 (17.77%) Linux
4 255 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 185 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 183 (10.87%) Windows 7
7 158 (9.39%) Unix
8 100 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 100 (5.94%) Windows 10
9 94 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 78 (4.63%) AIX
11 62 (3.68%) Solaris
12 52 (3.09%) Windows 8
13 51 (3.03%) HPUX
14 45 (2.67%) Windows XP
15 30 (1.78%) Windows Vista
16 26 (1.54%) CentOS
17 25 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (1.01%) Android
19 16 (0.95%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (19.07%) ITIL
2 223 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (12.72%) Test Automation
4 191 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
5 153 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 143 (8.50%) Service Management
7 141 (8.38%) Change Management
8 113 (6.71%) Migration
9 98 (5.82%) Test Strategy
10 90 (5.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 88 (5.23%) Performance Testing
12 86 (5.11%) Software Testing
13 85 (5.05%) Test Management
14 83 (4.93%) SDLC
15 82 (4.87%) Project Management
16 80 (4.75%) Waterfall
17 78 (4.63%) ITIL V3
18 77 (4.58%) Defect Management
19 76 (4.52%) Scrum
20 66 (3.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 280 (16.64%) SQL
2 158 (9.39%) PowerShell
3 136 (8.08%) Java
4 70 (4.16%) Python
5 53 (3.15%) JavaScript
6 51 (3.03%) C
7 50 (2.97%) C#
8 44 (2.61%) VBScript
9 43 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 35 (2.08%) Perl
11 34 (2.02%) F#
11 34 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.37%) VB
14 15 (0.89%) JCL
15 11 (0.65%) Ruby
16 10 (0.59%) AWK
17 9 (0.53%) C++
17 9 (0.53%) Korn
18 8 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 391 (23.23%) Security Cleared
2 310 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 124 (7.37%) ISTQB
4 122 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (6.24%) Degree
6 91 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 85 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 82 (4.87%) ISEB
9 71 (4.22%) DV Cleared
10 61 (3.62%) CCNA
11 59 (3.51%) CCNP
12 46 (2.73%) MCSE
13 29 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
13 29 (1.72%) MCSA
14 27 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 27 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 22 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 18 (1.07%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.34%) QA
2 70 (4.16%) SLA
3 17 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.71%) PMO
7 8 (0.48%) GDPR
8 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 5 (0.30%) GxP
9 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.059%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.059%) RMADS
System Software
1 435 (25.85%) Active Directory
2 302 (17.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 145 (8.62%) vSphere
5 144 (8.56%) VMware ESXi
6 81 (4.81%) XenApp
7 48 (2.85%) XenDesktop
8 46 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 45 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (1.66%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.54%) NFS
13 20 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 17 (1.01%) RACF
15 15 (0.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 14 (0.83%) Firmware
17 12 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.65%) Docker
19 10 (0.59%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 370 (21.98%) HP ALM
2 183 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
3 153 (9.09%) SCCM
4 52 (3.09%) SCOM
5 42 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
6 38 (2.26%) Backup Exec
6 38 (2.26%) NetBackup
6 38 (2.26%) OpenView
7 35 (2.08%) vCenter Server
8 33 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 33 (1.96%) Tivoli
9 32 (1.90%) Puppet
10 30 (1.78%) HP Data Protector
10 30 (1.78%) OVSD
11 29 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (1.49%) WSUS
13 22 (1.31%) FortiGate
14 20 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 15 (0.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 453 (26.92%) VMware
2 452 (26.86%) Microsoft
3 341 (20.26%) Cisco
4 253 (15.03%) Citrix
5 219 (13.01%) Oracle
6 142 (8.44%) Dell
7 130 (7.72%) IBM
8 113 (6.71%) Red Hat
9 92 (5.47%) McAfee
10 88 (5.23%) NetApp
11 85 (5.05%) EMC
12 77 (4.58%) CheckPoint
13 75 (4.46%) 3PAR
14 71 (4.22%) SAP
15 67 (3.98%) Aruba
15 67 (3.98%) Ivanti
16 65 (3.86%) Veritas
17 56 (3.33%) Symantec
18 53 (3.15%) Juniper
19 52 (3.09%) SolarWinds