Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 112 91
Rank change year-on-year -36 -21 -25
Contract jobs citing HP 1,796 2,083 2,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.17% 2.36%
As % of the Vendors category 4.27% 4.83% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 1,229 1,588
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £133 £163 £201
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £375
% change year-on-year - -9.33% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 227 147
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.56% +30.30%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.27 £10.07
90th Percentile £28.50 £42.70 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% -30.95% +41.89%

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 42,045 43,145 46,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 44.99% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,490 26,523 27,519
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,408 1,622 1,832
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -27 1,595 £350 -0.57% 377
UK excluding London -13 1,221 £340 - 286
London -49 549 £375 -6.25% 122
South East -21 446 £370 +5.71% 89
North of England -36 236 £309 -11.71% 58
Midlands +10 144 £345 +7.81% 37
East of England +7 109 £325 +10.64% 43
South West +2 106 £313 +5.40% 28
North West +5 94 £265 -34.16% 31
West Midlands +19 93 £375 +17.19% 14
Scotland -46 92 £388 +17.42% 24
North East -13 73 £320 -5.88% 2
Wales +30 71 £335 -9.15% 3
Yorkshire +5 69 £243 -30.71% 25
East Midlands -8 50 £300 +7.14% 23
Northern Ireland -1 19 £288 -11.66% 4

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 777 (43.26%) Windows
2 475 (26.45%) VMware
3 457 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 456 (25.39%) Active Directory
5 404 (22.49%) HP ALM
6 364 (20.27%) Cisco
7 347 (19.32%) Windows Server
8 330 (18.37%) ITIL
9 314 (17.48%) Linux
10 310 (17.26%) SQL
11 306 (17.04%) Security Cleared
12 286 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 270 (15.03%) Firewall
14 266 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
15 255 (14.20%) Finance
16 231 (12.86%) Oracle
16 231 (12.86%) SAN
16 231 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
17 225 (12.53%) Citrix
18 223 (12.42%) Test Automation
19 213 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
20 212 (11.80%) SC Cleared
21 203 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
21 203 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
22 198 (11.02%) Windows 7
23 190 (10.58%) Dell
24 187 (10.41%) MS Exchange
25 180 (10.02%) Java
26 178 (9.91%) Hyper-V
27 177 (9.86%) Unix

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
1 187 (10.41%) MS Exchange
2 124 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 82 (4.57%) IIS
4 64 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 42 (2.34%) Apache
7 38 (2.12%) Confluence
8 37 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 35 (1.95%) GlassFish
10 33 (1.84%) Liferay
11 29 (1.61%) JBoss
12 25 (1.39%) Tomcat
13 20 (1.11%) WebLogic
14 19 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
14 19 (1.06%) IBM Notes
15 16 (0.89%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.67%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 203 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.22%) EngageOne
8 4 (0.22%) Vectorworks
9 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.11%) Revit
10 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.056%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 16 (0.89%) RMDS
2 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.45%) Temenos T24
5 6 (0.33%) Lawson
5 6 (0.33%) Maximo
6 5 (0.28%) Exstream
6 5 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.17%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.17%) Kondor
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 119 (6.63%) Office 365
2 113 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.84%) IaaS
5 23 (1.28%) PaaS
6 22 (1.22%) SaaS
7 13 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.50%) Sauce Labs
9 8 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.28%) G Suite
11 5 (0.28%) GitHub
12 2 (0.11%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.11%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.11%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 270 (15.03%) Firewall
2 231 (12.86%) SAN
3 176 (9.80%) DNS
4 141 (7.85%) DHCP
5 139 (7.74%) VPN
6 133 (7.41%) WAN
7 120 (6.68%) LAN
8 107 (5.96%) TCP/IP
9 88 (4.90%) Internet
10 82 (4.57%) Wireless
11 66 (3.67%) SSL
12 58 (3.23%) NAS
13 55 (3.06%) iSCSI
14 48 (2.67%) OSPF
14 48 (2.67%) VLAN
15 47 (2.62%) Fibre Channel
16 46 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (2.45%) IPsec
18 43 (2.39%) BGP
19 39 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 25 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (1.17%) MySQL
8 21 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 20 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 14 (0.78%) Big Data
12 13 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.56%) DB2
14 8 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.45%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.33%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 156 (8.69%) JIRA
2 126 (7.02%) Selenium
3 101 (5.62%) HP UFT
4 88 (4.90%) LoadRunner
5 67 (3.73%) SoapUI
6 65 (3.62%) Jenkins
7 51 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (2.23%) Cucumber
8 40 (2.23%) WebDriver
9 39 (2.17%) Visual Studio
10 38 (2.12%) JMeter
11 37 (2.06%) Eclipse
12 36 (2.00%) Ant
13 27 (1.50%) Maven
14 25 (1.39%) SpecFlow
15 24 (1.34%) MSI
16 22 (1.22%) Git (software)
17 21 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
18 20 (1.11%) Subversion
18 20 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 255 (14.20%) Finance
2 105 (5.85%) Banking
3 92 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.50%) Billing
4 27 (1.50%) Retail
5 21 (1.17%) Legal
6 18 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 16 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.84%) Back Office
9 14 (0.78%) Publishing
10 12 (0.67%) Marketing
11 10 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.50%) Law
12 9 (0.50%) Romanian Language
13 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.39%) Military
15 6 (0.33%) Front Office
15 6 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 355 (19.77%) Analyst
2 149 (8.30%) Support Engineer
3 144 (8.02%) Test Analyst
4 114 (6.35%) Network Engineer
5 105 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 98 (5.46%) Architect
7 85 (4.73%) Desktop Support
7 85 (4.73%) Tester
8 76 (4.23%) Consultant
8 76 (4.23%) Support Analyst
9 72 (4.01%) Test Manager
10 65 (3.62%) Developer
11 57 (3.17%) Test Engineer
12 52 (2.90%) Service Analyst
13 51 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (2.78%) Administrator
14 50 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
15 47 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
16 46 (2.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 43 (2.39%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (5.46%) Web Services
2 67 (3.73%) .NET
3 53 (2.95%) XML
4 50 (2.78%) SOAP
5 39 (2.17%) RESTful
6 38 (2.12%) REST
7 35 (1.95%) EJB
7 35 (1.95%) JPA
8 33 (1.84%) EJB 3.0
8 33 (1.84%) JAXB
8 33 (1.84%) JAX-RS
9 31 (1.73%) Ehcache
10 29 (1.61%) HTML
11 28 (1.56%) J2EE
12 26 (1.45%) Middleware
13 21 (1.17%) 802.1X
13 21 (1.17%) CSS
14 16 (0.89%) Gherkin
14 16 (0.89%) LDAP
15 15 (0.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 140 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (6.24%) Management Information System
4 78 (4.34%) Clustering
5 61 (3.40%) Replication
6 43 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (1.89%) PKI
8 33 (1.84%) Blackberry
9 32 (1.78%) EMC VNX
10 30 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
11 25 (1.39%) NHS
12 24 (1.34%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.34%) HP Storage
13 23 (1.28%) Smartphone
14 22 (1.22%) Driving Licence
14 22 (1.22%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.11%) iPad
16 19 (1.06%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.95%) User Experience
18 16 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 777 (43.26%) Windows
2 347 (19.32%) Windows Server
3 314 (17.48%) Linux
4 231 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 203 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 198 (11.02%) Windows 7
7 177 (9.86%) Unix
8 101 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 100 (5.57%) Windows 10
10 86 (4.79%) Solaris
11 85 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 57 (3.17%) AIX
12 57 (3.17%) Windows XP
13 53 (2.95%) Windows 8
14 51 (2.84%) HPUX
15 40 (2.23%) Windows Vista
16 26 (1.45%) Apple iOS
16 26 (1.45%) Mac OS X
17 22 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (1.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (18.37%) ITIL
2 266 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (12.42%) Test Automation
4 158 (8.80%) Service Management
5 139 (7.74%) Migration
6 119 (6.63%) Test Scripting
7 117 (6.51%) Test Management
7 117 (6.51%) Waterfall
8 111 (6.18%) Change Management
9 100 (5.57%) Project Management
10 98 (5.46%) Defect Management
11 95 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 87 (4.84%) Performance Testing
13 81 (4.51%) Test Strategy
14 80 (4.45%) SDLC
15 77 (4.29%) Software Testing
16 76 (4.23%) Break/Fix
16 76 (4.23%) Functional Testing
17 74 (4.12%) Incident Management
17 74 (4.12%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 310 (17.26%) SQL
2 180 (10.02%) Java
3 164 (9.13%) PowerShell
4 80 (4.45%) Python
5 61 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 55 (3.06%) C#
7 52 (2.90%) C
8 50 (2.78%) VBScript
9 44 (2.45%) PL/SQL
10 42 (2.34%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.67%) Perl
12 27 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.17%) Ruby
14 20 (1.11%) VB
15 19 (1.06%) F#
16 16 (0.89%) Jython
17 15 (0.84%) C++
17 15 (0.84%) JCL
18 12 (0.67%) Groovy
19 10 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 306 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 212 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 122 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
4 117 (6.51%) ISEB
5 114 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 103 (5.73%) ISTQB
7 100 (5.57%) Degree
8 89 (4.96%) DV Cleared
9 67 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 67 (3.73%) MCSE
10 66 (3.67%) CCNA
11 53 (2.95%) CCNP
12 41 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 37 (2.06%) MCSA
14 31 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 24 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
17 23 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
18 22 (1.22%) CISSP
19 17 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.73%) QA
2 83 (4.62%) SLA
3 30 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.22%) PMO
5 10 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.33%) GDPR
8 5 (0.28%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.22%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) COSHH
10 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.11%) GCP
10 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 456 (25.39%) Active Directory
2 286 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (9.91%) Hyper-V
4 164 (9.13%) vSphere
5 103 (5.73%) VMware ESXi
6 61 (3.40%) XenApp
7 56 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
8 46 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 37 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (1.89%) Terminal Services
11 32 (1.78%) NFS
12 26 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (1.06%) Firmware
13 19 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 16 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 15 (0.84%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 15 (0.84%) RACF
16 13 (0.72%) DFS Replication
16 13 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 404 (22.49%) HP ALM
2 213 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
3 173 (9.63%) SCCM
4 69 (3.84%) SCOM
5 55 (3.06%) NetBackup
6 45 (2.51%) Backup Exec
7 39 (2.17%) OpenView
8 36 (2.00%) Tivoli
9 34 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 33 (1.84%) HP Data Protector
10 33 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
11 32 (1.78%) vCenter Server
12 30 (1.67%) WSUS
13 28 (1.56%) Puppet
14 27 (1.50%) OVSD
15 23 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (1.22%) FortiGate
17 21 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 21 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 20 (1.11%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 475 (26.45%) VMware
2 457 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 364 (20.27%) Cisco
4 231 (12.86%) Oracle
5 225 (12.53%) Citrix
6 190 (10.58%) Dell
7 171 (9.52%) IBM
8 122 (6.79%) NetApp
9 104 (5.79%) Red Hat
10 94 (5.23%) 3PAR
11 84 (4.68%) McAfee
12 83 (4.62%) EMC
13 82 (4.57%) Symantec
14 67 (3.73%) CheckPoint
15 65 (3.62%) SAP
16 63 (3.51%) Juniper
17 60 (3.34%) BMC
18 58 (3.23%) SolarWinds
19 54 (3.01%) Veritas
20 48 (2.67%) ServiceNow