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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 63 75
Rank change year-on-year -49 +12  
Contract jobs citing HP 983 1740 1523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 3.23% 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 4.76% 7.20% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 1074 889
Median daily rate £375 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £223 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.53% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 126 109
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.07% +25.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.11 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £41.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +54.28%  

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 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 14854 14365
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 831 1087
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

HP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HP in the UK

HP
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -48 880 £378 +7.85% 164
London -27 282 £417 -1.88% 57
South East -9 277 £368 -3.28% 27
North West +5 74 £420 +7.00% 17
Hampshire -11 71 £325 -18.75% 8
Scotland -39 61 £325 -1.51% 10
Berkshire -5 59 £405 +7.28% 4
Surrey +4 57 £360 -15.29% 8
Yorkshire +14 55 £355 +13.60% 12
East Midlands +7 45 £400 +16.36% 5
West Yorkshire +24 42 £381 +22.00% 7
East of England -14 39 £399 +13.85% 7
West Midlands +14 38 £375 +31.57% 14
Basingstoke +17 36 £300 - 2
North East -16 36 £340 +19.29% 14
Buckinghamshire -20 35 £400 +35.59% 3
South West -11 34 £363 +28.31% 11
Lancashire +11 32 £463 +20.52%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 32 £335 +17.54% 11
Tyne and Wear -9 32 £335 +17.54% 11
Milton Keynes -17 31 £400 +55.94% 2
Leeds +17 28 £404 +20.52% 6
Preston -2 28 £463 +8.82%
City of London -33 26 £475 +18.75% 18
Hertfordshire +4 24 £315 -10.00% 7
Wales +6 23 £180 -50.34% 1
Bracknell +5 23 £405 +28.98%
West Sussex +15 22 £355 -21.11% 2
South Wales +10 22 £180 -50.34%
Reading +1 22 £475 +23.37% 4

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 704 (36.84%) Windows
2 533 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 455 (23.81%) Cisco
4 451 (23.60%) Active Directory
5 437 (22.87%) ITIL
6 436 (22.82%) VMware
7 375 (19.62%) Security Cleared
8 343 (17.95%) Linux
9 333 (17.43%) Firewall
10 323 (16.90%) Windows Server
11 296 (15.49%) SQL
12 267 (13.97%) Finance
13 264 (13.81%) SC Cleared
14 260 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 260 (13.61%) Oracle
15 259 (13.55%) SAN
16 255 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
17 223 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 219 (11.46%) Test Automation
19 218 (11.41%) SQL Server
20 217 (11.36%) Unix
21 216 (11.30%) LAN
22 213 (11.15%) HP Quality Center
23 210 (10.99%) Data Centre
24 207 (10.83%) WAN
25 203 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
26 197 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
27 190 (9.94%) Migration
28 189 (9.89%) Wireless
28 189 (9.89%) 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
1 145 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 101 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 59 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (2.98%) IIS
5 44 (2.30%) Apache
6 43 (2.25%) Skype for Business
7 40 (2.09%) Confluence
8 39 (2.04%) Tomcat
9 33 (1.73%) WebLogic
10 32 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 25 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 25 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 24 (1.26%) JBoss
13 18 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (0.89%) SAS
15 15 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.73%) CMS
16 14 (0.73%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.68%) IBM Notes
18 11 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 203 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 59 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.63%) Maximo
5 10 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 10 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.26%) SystmOne
9 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.16%) Exstream
10 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (5.44%) Office 365
2 98 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.10%) SaaS
5 12 (0.63%) Trello
6 11 (0.58%) IaaS
7 9 (0.47%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.31%) PaaS
10 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.052%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.052%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.052%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.052%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 333 (17.43%) Firewall
2 259 (13.55%) SAN
3 216 (11.30%) LAN
4 207 (10.83%) WAN
5 189 (9.89%) Wireless
6 173 (9.05%) DNS
7 122 (6.38%) DHCP
8 111 (5.81%) TCP/IP
9 103 (5.39%) VPN
10 92 (4.81%) Internet
11 75 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
12 66 (3.45%) BIG-IP
13 55 (2.88%) NAS
14 54 (2.83%) Fibre Channel
15 49 (2.56%) Network Security
16 47 (2.46%) LDAP
17 43 (2.25%) MPLS
18 41 (2.15%) BGP
19 37 (1.94%) VoIP
20 36 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 70 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 46 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 38 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 30 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 28 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
9 25 (1.31%) MySQL
10 21 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
11 18 (0.94%) DB2
11 18 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.78%) Big Data
13 15 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (0.73%) MongoDB
15 12 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 146 (7.64%) JIRA
2 103 (5.39%) Selenium
3 95 (4.97%) LoadRunner
4 93 (4.87%) HP UFT
5 64 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (3.24%) Jenkins
7 55 (2.88%) SoapUI
8 45 (2.35%) JMeter
9 34 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
9 34 (1.78%) TeamCity
9 34 (1.78%) Visual Studio
10 32 (1.67%) Git (software)
11 29 (1.52%) WebDriver
12 27 (1.41%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.20%) Ant
14 22 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
14 22 (1.15%) Toad
15 20 (1.05%) Bitbucket
15 20 (1.05%) Cucumber
16 18 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 267 (13.97%) Finance
2 137 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 117 (6.12%) Banking
4 50 (2.62%) Retail
5 38 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.20%) Law
8 22 (1.15%) Marketing
9 21 (1.10%) Legal
10 18 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.78%) Billing
11 15 (0.78%) Publishing
12 14 (0.73%) Games
13 12 (0.63%) Back Office
13 12 (0.63%) Electronics
14 11 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Front Office
16 6 (0.31%) Military
16 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 332 (17.37%) Analyst
2 162 (8.48%) Test Analyst
3 152 (7.95%) Network Engineer
4 126 (6.59%) Support Engineer
5 123 (6.44%) Architect
6 107 (5.60%) Tester
7 93 (4.87%) Administrator
8 92 (4.81%) Consultant
9 77 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 63 (3.30%) Field Engineer
11 59 (3.09%) Desktop Support
12 56 (2.93%) Hardware Engineer
13 54 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
14 53 (2.77%) IT Engineer
15 49 (2.56%) Developer
16 47 (2.46%) Test Manager
17 46 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
17 46 (2.41%) Field Service Engineer
18 45 (2.35%) IT Support
19 44 (2.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.77%) .NET
2 63 (3.30%) Web Services
3 46 (2.41%) XML
4 30 (1.57%) J2EE
5 25 (1.31%) Middleware
6 22 (1.15%) SOAP
7 20 (1.05%) HTML
8 18 (0.94%) SAML
9 16 (0.84%) Software Packaging
10 14 (0.73%) 802.1X
11 13 (0.68%) JSON
12 12 (0.63%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.63%) REST
13 11 (0.58%) CSS
14 9 (0.47%) Flash
14 9 (0.47%) Node.js
14 9 (0.47%) React
15 8 (0.42%) RESTful
16 7 (0.37%) .NET Framework
16 7 (0.37%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 210 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 144 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 68 (3.56%) Clustering
5 64 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.35%) Replication
7 41 (2.15%) Blackberry
8 37 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 37 (1.94%) Thin Client
9 31 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 29 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (1.36%) HP Storage
12 22 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.15%) CMDB
13 20 (1.05%) Driving Licence
13 20 (1.05%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.89%) iPad
14 17 (0.89%) PKI
14 17 (0.89%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 704 (36.84%) Windows
2 343 (17.95%) Linux
3 323 (16.90%) Windows Server
4 223 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 217 (11.36%) Unix
6 197 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 170 (8.90%) Windows 7
8 125 (6.54%) Solaris
9 118 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 109 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 80 (4.19%) AIX
12 74 (3.87%) Windows 10
13 66 (3.45%) HPUX
14 59 (3.09%) Windows 8
15 42 (2.20%) CentOS
16 31 (1.62%) Windows XP
17 28 (1.47%) Android
17 28 (1.47%) SUSE
17 28 (1.47%) Windows Vista
18 16 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (22.87%) ITIL
2 255 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (11.46%) Test Automation
4 190 (9.94%) Migration
5 183 (9.58%) Service Management
6 139 (7.27%) ITSM
7 134 (7.01%) Test Scripting
8 107 (5.60%) Change Management
9 100 (5.23%) Project Management
9 100 (5.23%) Regression Testing
9 100 (5.23%) Test Management
10 98 (5.13%) ITIL V3
11 96 (5.02%) Network Design
12 92 (4.81%) Defect Management
13 90 (4.71%) Break/Fix
13 90 (4.71%) Test Strategy
14 88 (4.60%) DevOps
15 85 (4.45%) Incident Management
16 83 (4.34%) Performance Testing
17 82 (4.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (15.49%) SQL
2 148 (7.74%) Java
3 140 (7.33%) PowerShell
4 62 (3.24%) Python
5 58 (3.04%) VBScript
6 52 (2.72%) C#
7 47 (2.46%) Perl
8 43 (2.25%) Bash Shell
9 40 (2.09%) JavaScript
10 39 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.62%) C
11 31 (1.62%) F#
12 26 (1.36%) Groovy
12 26 (1.36%) Ruby
12 26 (1.36%) VB
13 20 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 18 (0.94%) Korn
15 12 (0.63%) PHP
16 9 (0.47%) COBOL
17 8 (0.42%) AWK
Qualifications
1 375 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 264 (13.81%) SC Cleared
3 185 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 163 (8.53%) Degree
5 136 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 121 (6.33%) ISTQB
7 118 (6.17%) CCNP
8 105 (5.49%) ISEB
9 103 (5.39%) DV Cleared
10 78 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 74 (3.87%) MCSE
12 73 (3.82%) CCNA
13 70 (3.66%) CCIE
14 68 (3.56%) JNCIA
15 67 (3.51%) CCDP
16 66 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
17 62 (3.24%) CCSE
18 61 (3.19%) CCIP
19 59 (3.09%) CCSA
19 59 (3.09%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (6.59%) SLA
2 78 (4.08%) QA
3 25 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.10%) PMO
5 11 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) COSHH
9 3 (0.16%) GPG13
9 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) IFRS
11 1 (0.052%) BS25999
11 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.052%) GAAP
System Software
1 451 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 260 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 94 (4.92%) vSphere
5 61 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (3.04%) XenApp
7 51 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
8 46 (2.41%) XenDesktop
9 21 (1.10%) Firmware
10 20 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 17 (0.89%) KVM
14 16 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.78%) Docker
15 15 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.73%) DFS Replication
16 14 (0.73%) NFS
16 14 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 213 (11.15%) HP Quality Center
2 164 (8.58%) SCCM
3 75 (3.92%) FortiGate
4 69 (3.61%) SCOM
5 61 (3.19%) NetBackup
6 53 (2.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 49 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
8 44 (2.30%) OpenView
8 44 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 38 (1.99%) Tivoli
10 34 (1.78%) HP SiteScope
10 34 (1.78%) Puppet
11 30 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
11 30 (1.57%) vRealize
12 29 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
13 27 (1.41%) Ansible
13 27 (1.41%) Nagios
14 22 (1.15%) HP Fortify
15 21 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
16 20 (1.05%) OVSD
Vendors
1 533 (27.89%) Microsoft
2 455 (23.81%) Cisco
3 436 (22.82%) VMware
4 260 (13.61%) Oracle
5 189 (9.89%) Citrix
6 182 (9.52%) IBM
7 168 (8.79%) Dell
8 163 (8.53%) Red Hat
9 124 (6.49%) F5
10 112 (5.86%) CheckPoint
10 112 (5.86%) Juniper
11 104 (5.44%) 3PAR
12 99 (5.18%) EMC
13 84 (4.40%) Fortinet
14 77 (4.03%) NetApp
14 77 (4.03%) SAP
15 74 (3.87%) Brocade
15 74 (3.87%) Riverbed
16 73 (3.82%) Symantec
16 73 (3.82%) Veritas
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £490 per day DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per month
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Pro Source IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £392.81 - £441.89 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
FT Select
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago