Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 75 73
Rank change year-on-year -54 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing HP 1898 3127 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.87% 2.71%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 6.39% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 2010 1770
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £178 £216 £200
90th Percentile £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +7.46% -4.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 197 232
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.99% +21.90% +9.36%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.58 £10.39
90th Percentile £32.90 £42.20 £36.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year -30.43% +38.47% +5.46%

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 41734 48934 50150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.64% 44.90% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25522 30024 29153
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £224
90th Percentile £610 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1384 1640 2198
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.41
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.45 £17.22
% change year-on-year -5.44% +1.34% +4.36%

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 16 August 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 6 months to 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -42 1711 £375 +2.74% 161
UK excluding London -34 1296 £360 +7.46% 113
London -42 572 £410 -3.53% 56
South East -13 519 £375 -1.32% 34
North of England -44 298 £350 +12.90% 24
Midlands +10 150 £383 +12.92% 18
North West -17 116 £358 -6.66% 14
Scotland -48 110 £363 +9.85% 8
North East -17 96 £350 +22.81%
South West +1 87 £370 +18.40% 11
Yorkshire +16 86 £355 +9.23% 10
East Midlands +1 78 £400 +10.88% 7
East of England -52 77 £346 -12.53% 17
West Midlands +6 68 £375 +17.19% 11
Wales +18 43 £180 -52.00% 1
Northern Ireland -46 17 £324 +29.60%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 700 (36.88%) Windows
2 539 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 480 (25.29%) Cisco
4 436 (22.97%) Active Directory
5 432 (22.76%) VMware
6 387 (20.39%) ITIL
7 346 (18.23%) Firewall
8 343 (18.07%) Security Cleared
9 335 (17.65%) Linux
10 321 (16.91%) Windows Server
11 316 (16.65%) SQL
12 278 (14.65%) SAN
13 275 (14.49%) Oracle
14 271 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
15 270 (14.23%) Finance
16 254 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 249 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
18 236 (12.43%) SQL Server
19 234 (12.33%) Test Automation
20 227 (11.96%) Unix
21 222 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
22 220 (11.59%) SC Cleared
23 202 (10.64%) Migration
24 201 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
24 201 (10.59%) IBM
25 196 (10.33%) LAN
26 192 (10.12%) Data Centre
27 183 (9.64%) DNS
28 179 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
29 177 (9.33%) 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
1 161 (8.48%) MS Exchange
2 111 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.85%) IIS
4 67 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 50 (2.63%) Apache
7 49 (2.58%) WebLogic
8 46 (2.42%) Tomcat
9 43 (2.27%) JBoss
10 42 (2.21%) Confluence
11 28 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 28 (1.48%) OpenStack
12 26 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 23 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.95%) iPlanet
16 18 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
17 17 (0.90%) WebSphere
18 16 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 201 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.053%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 19 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 12 (0.63%) SAP CO
2 12 (0.63%) SAP FI
2 12 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (0.58%) Maximo
3 11 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 11 (0.58%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.26%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) Exstream
8 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 115 (6.06%) Office 365
2 104 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.90%) SaaS
5 13 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.63%) Mimecast
7 11 (0.58%) IaaS
8 10 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.42%) Trello
10 6 (0.32%) PaaS
11 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.16%) Akamai
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.16%) G Suite
12 3 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 346 (18.23%) Firewall
2 278 (14.65%) SAN
3 196 (10.33%) LAN
4 183 (9.64%) DNS
5 177 (9.33%) WAN
6 143 (7.53%) Wireless
7 126 (6.64%) DHCP
8 115 (6.06%) TCP/IP
9 98 (5.16%) Internet
10 83 (4.37%) VPN
11 69 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
12 65 (3.42%) NAS
12 65 (3.42%) Network Security
13 61 (3.21%) LDAP
14 58 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
15 45 (2.37%) MPLS
16 44 (2.32%) BGP
17 43 (2.27%) BIG-IP
18 39 (2.05%) VLAN
19 38 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 66 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 48 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
7 32 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.26%) MySQL
8 24 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 24 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (0.90%) Big Data
11 17 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (0.74%) DB2
14 13 (0.68%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 157 (8.27%) JIRA
2 111 (5.85%) LoadRunner
3 109 (5.74%) Selenium
4 95 (5.01%) HP UFT
5 69 (3.64%) SoapUI
6 61 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 59 (3.11%) Jenkins
8 57 (3.00%) JMeter
9 34 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 30 (1.58%) Git (software)
10 30 (1.58%) WebDriver
11 28 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
11 28 (1.48%) TeamCity
12 27 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.37%) LoadUI
14 24 (1.26%) SpecFlow
15 20 (1.05%) Ant
15 20 (1.05%) Toad
16 18 (0.95%) Eclipse
17 17 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
General
1 270 (14.23%) Finance
2 121 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 115 (6.06%) Banking
4 42 (2.21%) Retail
5 35 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 35 (1.84%) Publishing
6 31 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.42%) Law
8 23 (1.21%) Marketing
9 20 (1.05%) Legal
10 19 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (0.90%) Billing
12 14 (0.74%) Electronics
13 12 (0.63%) Games
14 11 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.53%) Back Office
16 6 (0.32%) Front Office
16 6 (0.32%) Military
17 3 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 353 (18.60%) Analyst
2 183 (9.64%) Test Analyst
3 124 (6.53%) Support Engineer
4 123 (6.48%) Network Engineer
5 117 (6.16%) Architect
6 110 (5.80%) Tester
7 101 (5.32%) Consultant
8 99 (5.22%) Administrator
9 88 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 66 (3.48%) Desktop Support
11 61 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
12 50 (2.63%) Test Manager
13 48 (2.53%) Developer
14 46 (2.42%) Support Analyst
15 40 (2.11%) Server Engineer
16 39 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
16 39 (2.05%) Technical Support
17 37 (1.95%) 2nd Line Support
17 37 (1.95%) 3rd Line Support
17 37 (1.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (4.32%) .NET
2 71 (3.74%) Web Services
3 61 (3.21%) XML
4 39 (2.05%) J2EE
5 35 (1.84%) HTML
6 29 (1.53%) Middleware
7 23 (1.21%) SOAP
8 21 (1.11%) Software Packaging
9 16 (0.84%) 802.1X
9 16 (0.84%) CSS
10 13 (0.68%) SAML
11 12 (0.63%) ASP.NET
11 12 (0.63%) Gherkin
11 12 (0.63%) REST
11 12 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (0.63%) XSLT
12 11 (0.58%) JSON
13 10 (0.53%) Ajax
13 10 (0.53%) jQuery
13 10 (0.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (10.12%) Data Centre
2 130 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.85%) Clustering
4 72 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 65 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 56 (2.95%) Replication
7 42 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 33 (1.74%) Private Cloud
9 30 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 28 (1.48%) HP Storage
10 28 (1.48%) Thin Client
10 28 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 22 (1.16%) PKI
13 19 (1.00%) CMDB
13 19 (1.00%) EMC VNX
13 19 (1.00%) iPad
13 19 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 700 (36.88%) Windows
2 335 (17.65%) Linux
3 321 (16.91%) Windows Server
4 227 (11.96%) Unix
5 222 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 179 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 154 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 136 (7.17%) Solaris
9 123 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 99 (5.22%) AIX
12 82 (4.32%) Windows 10
13 74 (3.90%) HPUX
14 54 (2.85%) Windows 8
15 47 (2.48%) CentOS
16 42 (2.21%) Windows XP
17 35 (1.84%) SUSE
18 22 (1.16%) Windows Vista
19 20 (1.05%) Android
20 16 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (20.39%) ITIL
2 271 (14.28%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (12.33%) Test Automation
4 202 (10.64%) Migration
5 151 (7.96%) Service Management
6 139 (7.32%) Test Scripting
7 107 (5.64%) Test Strategy
8 106 (5.58%) Regression Testing
9 102 (5.37%) ITSM
10 94 (4.95%) Change Management
10 94 (4.95%) Test Management
11 93 (4.90%) DevOps
12 91 (4.79%) High Availability
13 90 (4.74%) ITIL V3
14 87 (4.58%) Defect Management
14 87 (4.58%) Performance Testing
15 84 (4.43%) Project Management
16 80 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (4.21%) Incident Management
17 79 (4.16%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 316 (16.65%) SQL
2 155 (8.17%) Java
3 146 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 74 (3.90%) Perl
5 68 (3.58%) Python
6 58 (3.06%) VBScript
7 56 (2.95%) C#
8 50 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 44 (2.32%) Shell Script
10 42 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 29 (1.53%) C
11 29 (1.53%) Korn
12 28 (1.48%) VB
13 24 (1.26%) Groovy
13 24 (1.26%) Ruby
14 23 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.16%) F#
16 13 (0.68%) AWK
17 9 (0.47%) C-shell
18 8 (0.42%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 343 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 220 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 175 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
4 159 (8.38%) Degree
5 155 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 136 (7.17%) ISTQB
7 118 (6.22%) ISEB
8 105 (5.53%) DV Cleared
9 91 (4.79%) MCSE
10 89 (4.69%) CCNP
11 85 (4.48%) CCNA
12 78 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 56 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 46 (2.42%) CCIE
15 40 (2.11%) MCP
16 39 (2.05%) CCDP
17 37 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 36 (1.90%) JNCIA
19 35 (1.84%) MCSA
20 34 (1.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (6.22%) SLA
2 84 (4.43%) QA
3 29 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.26%) PMO
5 14 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) COSHH
10 2 (0.11%) IFRS
11 1 (0.053%) GCP
11 1 (0.053%) GDPR
11 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 436 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 254 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (7.80%) Hyper-V
4 95 (5.01%) vSphere
5 69 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
7 48 (2.53%) XenApp
8 37 (1.95%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.16%) Firmware
10 21 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 20 (1.05%) KVM
12 17 (0.90%) DFS Replication
13 16 (0.84%) Samba
14 15 (0.79%) NFS
14 15 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.74%) Docker
15 14 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.74%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.68%) ISA Server
16 13 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 249 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
2 175 (9.22%) SCCM
3 90 (4.74%) SCOM
4 80 (4.21%) NetBackup
5 50 (2.63%) Puppet
6 48 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
6 48 (2.53%) OpenView
7 46 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 43 (2.27%) FortiGate
8 43 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 36 (1.90%) HP SiteScope
10 31 (1.63%) Backup Exec
11 30 (1.58%) Nagios
12 29 (1.53%) Tivoli
13 28 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
13 28 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (1.42%) Ansible
14 27 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
14 27 (1.42%) vRealize
15 23 (1.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 539 (28.40%) Microsoft
2 480 (25.29%) Cisco
3 432 (22.76%) VMware
4 275 (14.49%) Oracle
5 201 (10.59%) IBM
6 172 (9.06%) Citrix
7 167 (8.80%) Red Hat
8 166 (8.75%) Dell
9 113 (5.95%) EMC
10 106 (5.58%) CheckPoint
11 100 (5.27%) 3PAR
12 99 (5.22%) F5
13 98 (5.16%) SAP
14 96 (5.06%) Juniper
15 92 (4.85%) NetApp
16 82 (4.32%) Sun
17 78 (4.11%) Symantec
17 78 (4.11%) Veritas
18 73 (3.85%) Brocade
19 52 (2.74%) SolarWinds